Gustav Tischendorf 1861-1942Gust. Tischendorf Local Pioneer Died Today He Had Been In Ill Health Over The Past year; Came Here 51 Years Ago Funeral services were held this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Fuchsgruber Funeral Parlors and from the Peace Evangelical Church for Gustave Adolph Tischendorf, 81 pioneer who passed away Monday at the Clark County Hospital in Owen. he had been ill for the past year and had been declining rapidly the past six months. Funeral services were read by Rev. Meier, of Greenwood, and interment was made in the Peace Church cemetery. Six grandsons acted as the pallbearers. They were William and Lloyd Tischendorf; Arthur and Elmer Leichtnam; and Ernst and Elmer Winchell.
Gustave Tischendorf was born in Leipzig, Germany, April 24, 1861 and was married there on June 13, 1882 to Ida Marie Hahn. They came to this country in March 1891, and settled at once in Dorchester where Mr. Tischendorf operated a cigar business. It was in 1900 that the couple purchased a farm a mile north of the village and moved onto it. They remained there until 1934 when they moved into a newly built home in the village.
Surviving besides his widow who lives with her daughter in Abbotsford, are four children, Mrs. George (Martha) Dahl, Minocqua; Robert of Minocqua; Mrs. Ed (Rose) Leichtham, Abbotsford; and Mrs. Joel (Mary) Winchell, Dorchester. Two children died in infancy and one son, William died in 1920.
Gust Tischendorf was a member of Peace Evangelical Church and well known in the community. It was through efforts of men like him that the village was made to prosper and grow through the years.
SOURCE: Dorchester Clarion, Dorchester WI 23 July 1942
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