August Semmerling Obit

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August Semmerling Obit - Prominent Gogebic County Farmer Victim of Heart...
Prominent Gogebic County Farmer Victim of Heart Ailment. (By Statt Correspondent) 'Bessemer, Dec. «.—August Semmerling, ST., 77, another of Bessemer's pioneer citizens to pass away within the last month, died at 8:10 i tills morning at his farm home in the east end of the city. Death was caused by a heart ailment. Although Mr. Semmerling turned active control of his 120-acre farm within the city limits over to his son, August, jr., last summer, he v/as able to take an interest in its .management until his death. For j some months he has been handicapped by rheumatism and could do no hard work but depended upon the help of his sons in running the farm. Vincent and Frank are the two other sons aiding their brother in its operation. Well Known In County. Mr. Semmerling had a wide acquaintance throughout the county, especially among the farmers. When he first came to Bessemer some 47 years ago he worked for a short time in the mines and later took a position in the Frank Kulasavlcz store. Not long afterward he bought a tract of land north of US-2 where the home U now located and added additional ground as the opportunity afforded. For many yean Mr. Semmerling sold cordwood, which he cut from the farm as it was cleared, and also sold wood for fuel from various forties he owned in Bessemer township. He soon made it a practice to travel to southern Wisconsin each year on the lookout for cattle and horses which he might sell In this county on his return. In recent years Mr. Semmerling became noted for his crops of russet rural potatoes and last spring he shipped the first carload of certified seed potatoes ever sent out of Gogebic county. The shipment went to Pennsylvania for distribution among eastern farmers. Came to U. S. In 1885. August Semmerling was born near Danzig, Germany, on July 5, 1856. He came to the United States in 1885, locating for a short time in Stevens Point and in Chicago before coming to Bessemer. On Sept. 12, 1889, he was married to Miss Mary Wozniak, who was bom in Rogowo, Germany. He was a member of St. Sebastian's church of Bessemer. He was also a member of St. Joseph's lodge. Most of his lifetime was spent in agricultural pursuits. He was the last of the older Semmerling family. A brother, John, who lived in Bessemer years ago, died hi Chicago in 1931. Surviving are the widow and two daughters, Mrs. Julius Grabowski of Bessemer and Miss Helen Semmerling of Chicago, and four sons, John of Chicago and August, jr., Vincent and Frank at home. Funeral arrangements will not be made pending word from those out of town. A brother hi law, Joe

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  1. Ironwood Daily Globe,
  2. 12 Dec 1933, Tue,
  3. Page 9

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