Samuel Wyss, Sr, obit article, Alton Evening Telegraph, Nov 16, 1901
SAMUKb WV8S, SR., A way Friday Nitflit Attep Months of !• Hiiitmnl WysH, sr., onn of tho oldest and most ronpectert citizens of Alton, aftxir months of BiilTorlnK from Hi-ijjhl'* wine and other nl Imams, died Fri- in.y oveninjf tit 7 o'clock at \iis homo in Honry strpot. Deccnscil was a clnfllv "lan, ft ^'onin.l nnifjlibor und Horn! anil jjood falher anil lnmbaml. to married Mltii ('iiroliue Dial/, of his oily, in IHMi. nnii filie survives ilni. He wan H life loner in«inlwr of lie (lerinaii Kvnii^Hlnil (ihuroh, and v:is al«o ono of tlio oldest mtMilbors of lie (Itirmiti Boiiovoient, Hoolety ol his city. Ilo retired from active nisinoNS in IKS.'t although since Umt, ime hn managed his extensive prop- • irty Intorons. Hiimiol WysH, -HI-., was born In AimviinKiin, Switzerland, lu 1828, and' •nine to America and Alton In 1855, ' mil for yours was n very active forco! n tho oily In a business way. He cin- jnrked in the hotol business on Kant Second street and continued In It for over a quarter of a century. He was ntere.stod In other industries lii a nnanclal way, and becamo possessed of a great deal of property. Ho loaves besides his widow two sons, Alderman S. H. Wyss of the •'Ifth ward, and William Wyss, both of Alton, and Mrs. Bertha, wife of Wm. Struble, of St. Louis. Tho funeral will bo Sunday afternoon afternoon at 2:30 p. in., from the homo, Sixth and Henry streets, under tho auspicles of tho German Benevolent Society. Services will be conducted >y Rev. Theo. Oborhellmnnn.