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.
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
Buried Friendship Cemetery, Belle
Plaine, Shawano Co.