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Philip Hartig

1879 - 1946


Philip Hartig, member of the one-time Hartig brewing family died July 25, 1946, at a Madison hospital, following cerebral hemorrhage.  He had been at the hospital since July 18.  His death followed a protracted period of ill health. The Hartig home was at 315 North Washington Street.


Mr. Hartig was born in Slinger, Wis., on Oct. 21, 1879 and came to Watertown with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. William Hartig in 1884.  His father entered the brewing business here and when the son completed his education he became associated in the business with his father.


After his father's death he served as president of the Hartig Co., up to the time the business was sold to outside interests a year or so ago. Up to that time he had been active in the business.


He attended the public schools Watertown and was a graduate of Rheudes Business College, Milwaukee, and the Milwaukee Brewing School.


Mr. Hartig was not married.  He was a man of almost extreme reserve, but those who came to know him came to look upon him as loyal and true friend. He was widely known in the community.


Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Louis Kusel, and the Misses Charlotte and Meta Hartig, all of this city. There are two nephews, a niece and a grand niece.


The death was the third in the Hartig family since March, when the mother passed away. In June a brother, William Hartig, Jr., died suddenly of a heart attack.


The funeral was held from the Schmutzler Funeral Home.  The Rev. William F. Chamberlain, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, officiated.  Burial was in the family lot in Oak Hill Cemetery.  




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