Henry C. Wallschlaeger Obituary

The following is the obituary from the Milwaukee Journal, 4 October 1933, published upon the death of the Heinrich C. Wallschlaeger.

Building Trade Veteran Dies

Henry Wallschlaeger Long Ill; Would have Been 80 Next Monday

Had he lived until next Monday, Henry Wallschlaeger, a lifelong resident of Milwaukee, would have reached his eightieth birthday. He died Tuesday after an illness of two years at his home, 1415 W. Kilbourn av. For the last 15 months he had been confined to his bed.

Mr. Wallschaleger, whose father, Henry, sr., came here from Germany in 1849 [sic] and for many years operated a dairy where Mount Sinai hospital now stands, was a carpenter contractor. The old Concordia college building was one of the structures erected by him. He was one of the founders and an early president of the Milwaukee Master Carpenters' association, a president of the Master Builders' Club of Wisconsin and a former officer of the Builders' Exchange of Milwaukee.

Until recent years he served on the board of directors of the Lutheran High school, N. Thirteenth and W. Vine sts., and on the board of directors of the Lutheran Children's home, Wauwatosa, of which he was one of the founders.

Mr. Wallschlaeger suffered a paralytic stroke seven years ago but recovered sufficiently to return to work.

Surviving are his wife, Minnie; four children in Milwaukee, Frieda, Hugo, Paul and Bruno; a son, Fritz, in Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister Louisa, and a brother Frank, in Milwaukee, and three sisters in Los Angeles, Minnie Wallschlaeger, Mrs. Edward Meyer and Mrs. E. Strand.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Schmidt & Bartelt funeral home, 5050 W. Vliet st., and at 2:30 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran church, N. Ninth st. and W. Highland av. Burial will be in Union cemetery.

John Bartelt 2006-01-30