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 - Leizime Brusoe, Old Resident and Noted Fiddler,...
Leizime Brusoe, Old Resident and Noted Fiddler, Dies Leizime Brusoe, 78, an old-time resident of Rhinelander and famed as a top-notch fiddler, died at 2:15 p. m.'yesterday 'in St. Joseph's Hos- pital'at Marshfield, where he had been a patient for the last month. He had been in ill health for several years. It was in March, 1926, that Mr. Brusoe -reached the height of his career as a' fiddler. Competing, against 270 other fiddlers from five middle western, ..states, he won a Chicago • jSStrtC§P.(ito-jJaJi3ai-.Jlic^teosJ, fiddler in the""mid-west. Later, billed as "The Champion Old-Time Fiddler," he toured the vaudeville circuit with the famed WLS National Barn Dance troupe and Rube Tronson's Cowboy Band. He played at state fairs and on theater stages throughout the middle west. In 1941 Mr. Brusoe took part in n University of Wisconsin project lo record old lumberjack songs and music for the archives of the Library of Congress, Washington, D. C. The records were made to preserve the' fast-disappearing folk music of the early days in northern Wisconsin. Although his artistry with the violin was praised by outstanding professional musicians, Mr. Brusoe never had any formal musical education and took pride in the fact that he had accomplished so much without taking a music lesson. Lived Here 57 Years. Mr. Brusoe, Born Feb. 8, 1870, in Belleville, Ontario, Canada, had lived in Rhinelamder for 57 years. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Equitable Reserve Association. He was married to Sophia Hebert on Aug. 1, 1895, in Ironwood, Mich. His wife survives, along with one daughter, Beatrice Brusoe of Rhinelander, and one son, Alfred Brusoe of Gladstone, Mich., Four grandchildren also survive, Because of Mr, Brusoe's familiarity with old-time • lumberjack ac-. tivities and music, he was asked to serve as custodian of the famous Rhinelander Logging Museum. He hold this post until last season. For about 40 of the 57 years he lived in Rhinelander he operated Brusoe's Dray Line. His home was at 71'1 Mason street, Funeral services will be conducted at 9:15 a. m. Friday in St. Mary's Church, with the Rev. Fr. Arthur F. Shank officiating. Burial will be i-.i St. Mary's Cemetery. The body will be in the Hildebrand Funeral Home from this eve- ninK until the time of the services Friday. Red-Instigated Rail

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  1. The Rhinelander Daily News,
  2. 09 Mar 1949, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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