Obit: Vates, Christian (1847 - 1929)

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----Source: GREENWOOD GLEANER (Greenwood, Wis.) 07/25/1929

-Vates, Christian (26 NOV 1847 - 17 Jul 1929)

Christian Vates, for many years a resident of Greenwood, Clark County, Wis., died at his home here Wednesday, July 17th, 1929.

Mr. Vates was born at Hollenstein, Germany, Nov. 26, 1847 and was therefore, 81 years, 7 months, and 21 days of age at the time of his death. He came to America in 1867, and was married Oct. 22, 1871 to Rica Huckstadt at Danville, Ill. Three children were born to this union, two dying in infancy.

Deceased is survived by his wife and daughter Louise.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, Rev. D.S. Householder officiating. The body was laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery.



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