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Charles Hoeffner

1839 - 1889




01 11       HOEFFNER, CHAS., b. Jan 22, 1839, d. Jan 3, 1889, Co E 20th Wis Inf.

Charles Hoeffner, a resident of this city for the past 43 years, died at his old home in the 1st ward, Thursday, January 3, 1889, aged 50 years.  His wife, three sons and one daughter survive him.  Deceased was born in Germany and resided here since 7 years of age. 


Sunday his funeral was held from his late home and his remains were followed to their last resting place in Oak Hill Cemetery by a large number of people.  The Odd Fellows, the O. D. Pease Post G.A.R., and the Phoenix Fire Co. turned out in uniform.                              Watertown Gazette, 01 11 1889





Charles Haeffner [Hoeffner], who came to Watertown when a mere child in 1847, died Thursday noon last, Jan. 3, 1880, at the age of 50 years, of erysipelas, after a week’s sickness.  Deceased was born in Prussia.  In 1862 he enlisted in Co. E, 20th Wis. Reg., serving three years in the war of the rebellion.  Since returning from the war he has been proprietor of a meat market.  Mr. Haeffner was a member of Washington lodge I. O. O. F. and also of the O. D. Pease post G. A. R.  His funeral Sunday afternoon was largely attended, both of the above named bodies being represented.  A number of the members of the fire department also attended.  He leaves a wife, one daughter and three sons.             Watertown Republican, 09 Jan 1889




1887 CITY DIRECTORY:  Charles Haeffner ran a meat market on the west side of S. Second, 3 north of Washington, which is assumed to be 112 S. Second, which a short time later was the known location of Buerger's Meat Market (today Phil's Pizza Palace).  WASHINGTON STREET, on the east side of Rock river, became what is today Market Street.


ERYSIPELAS is a superficial form of cellulitis, a potentially serious bacterial infection affecting the skin.  Also known as St Anthony's fire due to the intense rash associated with it.


Oak Hill cemetery interment  




Cross References:

     Hoeffner, Charles Civil War veteran, GAR Personal War Sketch, 1890

     Hoeffner, Ernest, son of Charles 




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