Shawano County Advocate
12 Sep 1911
Charles Killian Died Friday Evening
The news of the death of Charles Killian was not a
surprise to his intimate friends, as it was known that he had been
gradually failing for the past few months. The end came peacefully Friday
evening at 7:30.
Charles Killian was born in Germany, Jan. 1, 1846. He
came to Wisconsin with his parents when he was 10 years old and lived near
waterloo. He enlisted in the army when he was only 17 years old and served
faithfully for 4 years. He was married in 1878 and came to the town of
Belle Plaine where he made his home until 1909 when he sold his farm in
December of that year and came to Shawano to live. He was highly respected
and was elected to many offices. he always took an active interest in the
welfare of the town and assisted in the business of the town in many ways.
Mr. Killian was a kind father and greatly liked by those who knew him. He
leaves a wife, one son and 3 daughters, Mrs. Wm. Binder of Clintonville,
C. F. Killian of Beloit, Henrietta and Jeanetta who live at home. One
daughter and one son died some years ago. He suffered a stroke of
paralysis about 13 months ago and has been in poor health since then. The
funeral will be held today at the house in this city at 1:00 and the
internment in the Belle Plaine cemetery. The family and other relatives
have the sympathy of their many friends.
Enlisted as Bugler 3 Wis. Inf. Co K on 1 Mar 1862 at
Disability Discharged as Pvt. 3 Wis. Inf. Co K on 29
Transferred Co E 1 Feb 1865
Time served 3y 2m 28d
Born 1 Jan 1846 in Germany
Died 8 Sep 1911 Shawano, WI
Buried Friendship Cemetery, Belle Plaine twp.
Children, Charley, Lilly, Etta and Nellie