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Rudolph Wilhelm Meinhardt























Volksbote Wochenblatt

19 July 1917

Meinhardt, Rudolph, age 73 years passed away Sunday morning in the hospital at the Soldiers Home in Milwaukee. The deceased was born in Sachsen, Germany and has lived in Shawano for forty three years, of which most of the time was spent in Belle Plaine. About ten years of his life was spent out of our county, first he spent several years in California and his last years were spent in the Soldiers Home in Milwaukee, where he died of old age on Sunday.

The deceased was the one of the oldest residents of our County. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. Emma Mott and Minnie Magedanz, also four daughters, Mrs. Annie Werner from Wieser, Idaho, Mrs. Emma Gorges from New London, Mrs. Martha Grothe from Town of Herman and Miss Ida Grothe, also four sons, Robert and Martin on the old homestead in Belle Plaine and john and Eddie Meinhardt in New London.

His body was brought to Shawano Sunday evening for burial Tuesday at the M.E. Church with Rev. McGreaham officiating.

Shawano County Journal

July 19 1917

Rudolph Meinhardt, a highly respected citizen of this county who lived on a farm just off from the town line road, died last Sunday at his farm home. He was born in Germany and came to America in his boyhood, and has lived the major portion of his life in this county. He was a Veteran of the Civil War with the 26th Wis. Regiment. Since the war he has been a faithful member of the G.A.R. He was twice married. By the first union there were two children born. Anna who lives in Idaho and Martha, Mrs. Aug. Grothe. The children of the second union are Robert and Martin, at home, John Clintonville, Louis at New London, Eddie and Edith at home. Mrs. Meinhardt died 11 years ago. It was one of the boys in his family who died suddenly at New London a short time ago, account of which was published in the Journal at that time. There are 2 sisters, Mrs. Mott and Mrs. Magdanz.

The funeral was held from the Methodist church, Rev. McGreaham preached the sermon and quartette consisting of Mrs. Richmond, Dale Russell, Mrs. Wescott, and Mrs. Stanley sang. The pall-bearers were Herman Wolf, Fed Frederick, Joe Porter, Robert Tews, Albert Tromp and August Oldenburg. The body was laid to rest in the Belle Plaine Cemetery. (Friendship)

Rudolph W Meinhardt

Enlisted at Springvale, Wis., as Pvt. 21 Wis. Inf. Co. F on Aug 19 1862

Mustered out as Pvt. 19 May 1865

Time served 2y 9m

Born 1844, Germany

Died 15 Jul 1917, Soldiers Home, in Milwaukee

Buried Friendship Cemetery, Belle Plaine, Shawano Co.