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The Clintonville Tribune

May 22, 1908 


Herman Borchardt whose tragic death we mentioned last week was born in Germany, April 17, 1858, and when but a small child came to this country with his parents and settled in the Town of Bear Creek.  His boyhood days were spent in that town and on Oct. 26, 1884, he was united in marriage to Caroline Miller.  Shortly after their marriage they came to Clintonville to live and for more than 20 years have made this city their home with the exception of a short residence in Eland.  They were the parents of 3 children, Mrs. Ferdinand Spearbraker, Clarence and Will, and these together with the wife, survive him to mourn his sad and untimely demise.  The news of his death caused a wave of sadness to spread over the hearts of his many warm friends throughout this locality and they will extend sympathy to the bereaved ones.  Herman Borchardt was one of those straight forward, industrious, honest men who held the confidence of those who knew him and he was a true and loyal friend, no hardship being too great for him to undergo to accommodate those whom he deemed his friends.  The body which was so terribly mutilated by the explosion, was prepared for burial in this city and taken to the home of Mrs. Borchardt’s parents, Mr. & Mrs. August Miller, in the town of Bear Creek, funeral services being held by Rev. Katerndahl last Sunday afternoon.  Those present from out of town who attended the funeral were; Mr. & Mrs. C. A. Raisler of Shawano, Mrs. L. Stumpner of Rhinelander, Mrs. Wm. Schwandt of Leeman, Laura Borchart of Joliet, Ill., and Gusta Borchardt of Appleton