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Simon Melzer

1845- 1906


02 21 1906   WR


Last night, February 20, 1906, the spirit of Simon Melzer departed from the casket in which it had tabernacled since August 6, 1845.  


The deceased was a native of Krotochin, Prussia, and in early life learned the trade of printer at Breslan and worked for a number of years in Berlin on the Nord. deuthern Zeitung, the leading journal at the time in Prussia.


He came to this country in 1866, first working at Omaha on Volksblatt and from there came to Milwaukee and worked on the Herald and in 1868 came to this city and took a position on the Weltbuerger where he remained until late in the seventies when failing eyesight forced to abandon the printing business.


He then engaged in business with Otto Linde in a fancy bakery and the sale of periodicals and subsequently open a seed store in which he continued until he fell asleep.  


Mr. Melzer was a man of marked ability, an able writer, of genial manners and high ideals.  He was a member of the Odd Fellows and Sons of Herman lodges of this city in which he took considerable interest as long as his health permitted.  


A widow and six children survive him, Carl, Max, Edger, Ella, Lillian and Mrs. Fred. H. Faber, who have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.


The funeral will be held at the home Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock and the interment being Oak Hill cemetery.





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