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Otto Auwers

1836 - 1910

Auwers, Otto, b. Jan 12, 1835, d. Jun 1, 1910

Watertown Gazette, 06 03 1910


Otto Auwers, 611 Second Street, died at 5:30 o'clock Wednesday morning, June 1, 1910, of a complication of diseases.  He was taken ill about seven weeks ago, and gradually grew weaker and a few days before his death was afflicted with paralysis.  Some months before his death he broke his ankle which affected his entire system and led to other ailments 


Mr. Anwers was born at Hamberg, Germany, January 12, 1836, and came to America with his parents when 14 years of age, locating in Mobile, Alabama, and then in Chicago, where he resided until coming to Watertown in 1866.  His first business venture in Chicago was a grocery store when he was 18 years of age.  He conducted this business a number of years and then started in the saloon business.  He sold out and he and his wife made a trip to Germany and returned again the same year and again engaged in the saloon business in Chicago, continuing in it there till he came to Watertown.


Deceased was one of Watertown's best known and most esteemed residents, and his death is learned of with much sorrow.  For many years be was engaged in business in West Main Street at Robert Woelffer's present stand, but for the past 10 years has led a retired life.


One daughter survives him, Mrs. Thed. Glaser, (nee Gossie Auwers).  In the death of Mr. Auwers, Watertown loses one of its best citizens, for he was a man who had a kind word for everybody and his happy greetings will be missed by all who knew him.  Friday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock his funeral will take place from his late home, and his remains will be interred in Oak Hill Cemetery.  His wife, to whom he was married in 1853, died six years ago.




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