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Frederick Ohm

1858- 1914

 

Ohm, Fred

1905, Milwaukee-Watertown Club, Homecoming Day

Ohm, Fred

1910, Inspector Hay and Fuel

 

Watertown Gazette, 05 28 1914

 

It is with deep sorrow and regret that we are called upon to chronicle the death of our esteemed friend and citizen, Frederick Ohm, who died at his home on Second Street Wednesday afternoon, May 27, 1914.

 

Of rugged appearance and genial disposition, his friends did not realize that he was and had been ill for several years past, nevertheless his last visit to Milwaukee May 20 was for the purpose of consulting a specialist.He was taken violently ill on board the train and with difficulty he reached home.Both Drs. Werner and King were called in attendance and diagnosed the case as erysipelas, complicated with stomach and liver trouble.

 

Mr. Ohm was born in Ebenezer, 4 miles south of Watertown, June 22, 1858.His boyhood days were spent at the place of his birth.After leaving school he was employed in his fatherís sawmill.Later he learned the shoe making trade and worked at it until May 15th, 1890, when he in company with his brother Ernest, purchased the property on the corner of Market and Second streets and opened a saloon.Barns were erected for the accommodation of farmers coming to the city by team, and by his pleasing personality very soon established a substantial business.

 

Mr. Ohm was married June 18, 1893, to Alvina Sipp, by whom, with two daughters, Gretchen and Esther, he is survived.Also, by three brothers, Henry, Herman and Ernest, and his mother, Mrs. Christina Ohm, aged 90 years.Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 3 oíclock at his late home and the interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

 

Mr. Ohmís death is universally regretted here.He was a man who had a very large acquaintance, all of whom held him in very high esteem and all mourn his death as that of a good and honorable citizen.

 

 

 

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