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Shawano County Journal

Thurs 14 Sep 1919


Grandpa Hottenstein, the Familiar Pop-Corn Vendor, Taken by an Attack of Dropsy

Grandpa Hottenstein, the old familiar figure at the pop-corn stand is no more.  Dropsy brought death last week Monday and closed a well-rounded life at the age of eighty-four years.

Willowby Enoch Hottenstein was born in Kutztown, Pennsylvania in 1832.  He went to school in the east and attended the Lutheran Church.  He was thrice married.  The widow is the only one of the three known to Shawano People.  Her maiden name was Kate B Everet.  This couple came west after their marriage fifty years ago and settled in Milwaukee.  There the decedent plied the carpenter trade during the day and popped and sold corn evenings.  Then they came to Shawano where he continued in the same line of work, a builder by day and a corn vender in the evenings.  He has been a familiar part of Shawano civic life, and will be missed by young and old.  Last winter he and Mrs. Hottenstein united with the Methodist church in this city.  The children left are Mrs. Ida Siagel and Mrs. Carrie Sproul, both residents of Baltimore, Maryland, Grant and Bert of Shawano.  The funeral was held on last Wednesday, the Rev. McGrenham officiating.  The body was laid-away in Woodlawn cemetery.