Edward F. Kaercher
1866 - 1957
05 14 1957
E. F. Kaercher Stricken Here
Was Life Long City Resident
Edward F. Kaercher, 85, of 410 West Madison Street, died at his residence at 6:30 a.m. today following a cerebral hemorrhage, which he suffered on May 10.
He was born Jan. 16, 1866, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kaercher and lived all of his life in Watertown. He had worked at the Hartig Co. plant for 40 years, retiring at the age of 77, having always been active up to that time.
He was married to Miss Marie Bergmann on June 25, 1892. She survives him as do two daughters, Mrs. E. F. Goecke and Mrs. H. Riedeman, both of this city; two sons, Fred J. Kaercher and Lester C. Kaercher, also of this city. Another son, Edwin, died in 1939.
There are nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Mr. Kaercher was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran church. He was also, a former fireman here, being for 25 years a member of the Volunteer Anchor Hose Co. No. 1. Mr. Kaercher was a member of the Plattdeutscher Verein.
The funeral will take place at 1 p.m. on Wednesday from the Schmutzler Funeral home. The Rev. Gerhard Redlin will officiate and interment will be in Oak Hill cemetery.
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