R.H. TISCHENDORF Is killed near Marathon
Funeral services were conducted at the Peace Evangelical church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock for Robert H. TISCHENDORF, who died Friday nite at 10:30 near Marathon City, following an automobile accident. The service at the home at 1:30 o'clock and at the church were conducted by the Rev. J.J. Hoffman. Interment took place at the Peace cemetery north of the village with four sons, William, Walter, Harry and Paul Tischendorf acting as pallbearers. Flower girls were four grandaughters, Deloris, Shirley and Fern Tischendorf of Park Falls.

Mr. Tischendorf's death occurred Friday evening on highway 107 a short way from Marathon City. In attempting to turn around in a farm driveway, Mr. Tischendorf backed his car into a ditch, he walked out on the road to flag a passing car for help and was struck by a car driven by Arthur Boehm of Wausau. Mr. Boehm stated that because of the fog and rain he did not see Mr. Tischendorf until he was only a few feet away. Mr. Tischendorf suffered a broken arm, broken legs, and crushed ribs and was killed instantly.

Robert H. Tischendorf was born in Waida, Weimar, Germany on January 15, 1865 and was 71 years, 7 months and 26 days old at the time of death. He grew to manhood in Germany and served in the German Army prior to Sept. 29, 1889, when he was united in marriage to Miss Olga Steinhauser, who passed away April 30, 1933.

Mr. and Mrs. Tischendorf came to Dorchester from Germany in 1891 and living a short time in the village, moved to their present farm home where they have since lived.

To this union were born nine children, three of whom preceded their father in death. Two daughters, Clara, Mrs. Ernest Hancock, Los Angeles, Calif., and Helen, Mrs. John Mueller, Dorchester, and four sons, William of Dorchester, Walter of Viroqua, Harry of Park Falls, and Paul of Dorchester mourn his loss. He also leaves 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Reinhold Koehler of Los Angeles, Calif., and three brothers Gustave, Otto and Richard Tischendorf, all of Dorchester.

Because of his many years here Mr. Tischendorf was well known and respected citizen of the community. His friends join us in offering sympathy to his family in their sorrow.

Among those from away to attend the services were Mr. and Mrs. Walter Tischendorf and family and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lent of Virocqua; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Tischendorf and family of Park Falls; Mrs. Roland of Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. August Gribowski, Mrs. John Moore and Mrs Joseph Heindl of the town of Frankfort and Mr. and Mrs. J. Christianson of Colby.

SOURCE: Weekly Clarion, Dorchester WI Friday, September 18, 1936


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