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Amann, Henry P, painter, 114 E Main


1908 - 1936


Sudden Death of Henry Amann


Funeral services for Henry P. Amann, 26, one of Watertown’s best known younger professional men, was held Wednesday morning at St. Henry’s Catholic Church, who died suddenly of heart attack on September 21, 1936 , at a Madison hospital. 


The attendance by our citizens was not as large as it should have, especially so on account of he being the organizer and manager of Watertown’s very successful centennial celebration [held in July of 1936].


He was born in Watertown on May 30, 1910, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Amann. His father, a cigar manufacturer died some years ago.  He is survived by his mother Mrs. Elizabeth Amann, 218 Leonard Street, a brother, Joseph and a sister, Mrs. Andrew Weaver, this city.


He attended St. Henry’s parochial school and Northwestern College here and then studied art in Spain, returning here to open a studio.  An exhibition of his paintings and sketches was held here shortly after.  He had also engaged in commercial art.


He had also contributed articles dealing with Spain and Spanish art to various publications, and early this year headed the Watertown Centennial Association.  In addition to directing that successful celebration, he wrote and published the official centennial book.  He was active in affairs of the Watertown Historical society. He was one of Watertown’s most civic minded young men and his loss will be keenly felt.