Saturday, August 27, 2011

Sunday's Obituary - Frank Villers

"Frank Villers, 63, Dies This Morning(hand-dated - Sept 1, 1954)

CASCO, Wis. - Frank Villers, 63, died at 2:30 this morning at his farm home at Rosiere after an illness of four years.

Mr. Villers was born on the Lincoln Township farm Jan. 28, 1891, and was married to Mary LaCrosse May 20, 1913.  he was a member of the Holy Name society of St. Hubert Church, Rosiere.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Louis, at home; one grandson, Marvin; a brother, Joe, of Green Bay, and two sisters, Mrs. Louis Villers and Mrs. William Wendricks, Green Bay.

Friends may call at the Wiesner - Massart Funeral Home here beginning Thursday afternoon, and the rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock Thursday and Friday evenings.  The last rites will be conducted in St. Hubert Church at 9:30 a.m. Saturday by the Rev. Henry Zelinske and burial will be in the church cemetery."

Sadly, this clipping tells me nothing of his parents.  Don't you love it?  Luckily, I can find by looking at the 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Lincoln, Kewaunee, Wisconsin) that his parents, Louis and Emmerance Villers, were living with Frank and Mary Villers.  At least that mystery is solved.  Now to find out where Frank belongs in my tree, because we have Villers, but no Frank, Louis or Emmerance Villers...

NOTE:  This clipping was passed on to me by family in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  It was taken from a scrapbook filled with newspaper clippings an does not have any publication information.  The date written on the article is most likely the date of death and not publication.  The clipping was most likely taken from the Green Bay Press-Gazette.