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Marion Advertiser Newspaper

5 Jul 1901


Died in Birnamwood, June 30, of paralysis, Louis Zaug, aged 61 years. Mr. Zaug was born in France, May 25, 1840. He came to Milwaukee in 1844, where he resided until 16 years of age. He came to New London and lived until 1863, when he enlisted at Oshkosh for the war of the Rebellion. He was a member of Col. 3rd Wis. Calvary. At the close of the war, he returned to New London, and June 4, 1867. he married Miss Augusta Abel of Liberty. He opened a meat market then, which he held for two, years and then went into farming 8 miles from New London. In 1873 he took up a homestead in the town of Dupont, on which he lived 16 years. He then moved to Buckbee where he lived three years.

In 1889 his wife died at this place and has since then made Marion his home for the greater part of the time. He had nine children, seven of whom are still living. He went to work for Fred Guller at Birnamwood this preceding April when he was suddenly taken ill, and died Saturday evening. Two sisters survive him, Mrs. Theresa Budon of Milwaukee, and Mrs. Mary Voissen of Menasha, also seven children, three boys and four girls, Frank, Fred, and Wilbur Zaug, Mrs. Joseph Bentz and Augusta Zaug of Clintonville, Mrs. Peter Rogers and Tessie Zaug of Marion.

The remains were brought to Marion on the 9:30 train Monday morning, and the funeral services were held in the M.E. church, at 2 p. m. Mr. Zaug become a charter member of the New London Odd Fellows Lodge in 1861, and a number of the New London and Clintonville Odd Fellows were in attendance. Also all of the G.A.R. men of this vacinity. Seven members of the W.R.C. of Clintonville and the Marion W.R.C. were also in attendance. Rev. Paul delivered a brief but impressive sermon after which the remains were placed in the Marion cemetery by the side of his wife and children. The pall bearers were D.A. Ramsdell, M.B. Hull, G.W. Cornish, Aug. Plath, P.A. Michalis Sr., Fred Fuchs.

Those who attended the funeral from outside were: A. W. Wilmarth, M.B. Hull, L.M. Van Orman, A.J. Huff, Myron Taylor, Ferdinand Jury, C.M. Huginin, R.G. Cook, of Clintonville. A.J. Vergowe, Aug. Plath, Wm. Stofer, G.W. Cornish, J. Trader Sr., I.M. Demming, Fred Archibald, of New London.