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NICKERSON MAN, FAMED FOR HIS BOLOGNA, DEAD Anlhony Wocknitz Had Patrons in Many Parts of Kansas; in Nickerson Since 1881. N'-jkernon — Anthony Wocknitz, B7. whose fame as a maker of bologna bologna was widespread, died at 7 o'clock this morning in Uie Hal- .stead hospital. The body was brought here immediately. He had been Hi about two weeks. Epicures in many counties hereabouts hereabouts drove to this little city to get "Tony's Boloney." He had operated a meat shop here for many years. In fact, as a youth of 15 he first came to Nickerson to work in his uncle's meat shop, and he has been in that business ever since. His uncle was Joseph Chesky, who still lives hero. The store was then operated by Joseph Rechlf and hifi uncle. Tn NIckerNun Since ISSt. W^ocknitz arrived in Nlckerscn Dec. 23, 1881 from Ripon, Wisconsin, Wisconsin, where his parents settled when they migrated to this counto* from Germany. He has often recalled the lonesome, lonesome, homesicic hours he put in on that first Christmas eve in a strange country. "If 1 had had the money for a ticket back to Uipon, I would have left soon after I arrived,'' he once said, His parent.^ canu; to America when Wocknitz was only u baby. He learned to walk while on the boat crossing the Atlantic. Bologna Brings Fume. , At the clodo of tho Woild war, when Frank Wocknitz, hi.s son. came home, he went into the meat business for himself. His son wa.-i associated with him. In :he ensuing ensuing years he built up an acquaintance acquaintance that reached far—into other parts of Kansas—all thiough the excellence of his bologna. Asked tho secret of hi^ meal, he once said that "there was no secret, secret, you Just make it right." Besides his son and uncle, he i^ .survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Wocknitz, a daughter, Miss Helen Wocknitz, both of Nickerson. and two sisters, Mrs. Frank Wahoski and Mrs. CJeorge Wa-shkoshka of Fond du, Wisconsin. Monday would have been the *Ilst wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Wocknitz. Funeral services will be held In Nickerson, probably Tuesday. I I I ! I I • ; ; i j • ; j ! 1 ; i I ' ' i , j ; \ j

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  1. The Hutchinson News,
  2. 27 Jan 1934, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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