Otto Wilhelm Langholff

Otto Wilhelm Langholff Takes Own Life
   Otto Langholff of Fort Atkinson commited suicide in the garage at the rear of his home some time between 9 and 11 o'clock Wednesday night of last week, by shooting himself with a shotgun.
   Otto Langholff was born in the town of Hebron, Jefferson County, Jan 26 1896, and was therefore 27 years old at the time of his death. He was a son of Mr and Mrs John Langholff of this city. His boyhood and early manhood were spent upon his fathers farm and later when the family moved to Jefferson he engaged in business with his father in buying livestock for shipment to the city markets. He served thirteen months in the United States Army during the World War, six months of which were spent in Europe. He was a member of Co 14, 27th artiliary. He was first stationed at Fort Stevens, Oregon, where he remained four months. He then went to Camp Stuart, Virginia, and from there to France. He was discharged in April 1918. Upon his return to this country he again associated himself with his father in the stockbuying business, remaining here for more thatn a year. He was married to Miss Meta Backes of Fort Atkinson, June 2 1924, and since then made his home at Fort Atkinson. For some time previous to his death he was employed by the Jones Dairy Farm at Fort Atkinson.
   Otto was a splendid young man and the members of his family are at a loss to understand why he took this fatal step. His health had not been of the best lately although he had not given up work. It is believed that his mind had become derranged as a result of his service in the war. He was always a kind harted and generous young man and was well liked by all who knew him. The widow and the parents of this young man claim that there were no domestic troubles.
   Besides the sorrowing widow and his parents he leaves the following brothers and sisters; Gilbert, Albert, and MRs W. F. Becker of Oakland, Ed, of Lima Center and Florence at home.
   Funeral services were held from the Downing undertaking parlors at Fort Atkinson last Saturday afternoon the Rev R. W. Bealow officiating. Internment took place at Ward's Cemetery town of Oakland. Members of the Jefferson American Legion attended the services. Pallbearers were Albert (unreadable) Albert Tews, Victor (unreadable), Nicholas (Unreadable), Ed Langholff, and Harry Becker.
Otto died January 3 1923 and this was in a jefferson Co paper but unknown as to which one.



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