Obit: Foemmel, William Adolph (1876 - 1949)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Foemmel, Scheele, Ratsch, Scheel, Kluchesky, Hoffman, Morley, Scharf, Krause, Schewe

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) March 31, 1949

Foemmel, William A. (19 July 1876 - 29 March 1949)

William A. Foemmel, 72, of Pine Valley, died at his home Tuesday, March 29, 1949, at 6:55 a.m.

Funeral services will be held Friday, at 1:30 from the Georgas Funeral Home and at 2 p.m. from St. John’s Evangelical Church, Rev. Alfred Schewe officiating. Burial will be made in Windfall Cemetery, Granton.

Mr. Foemmel was born July 19, 1876, to Fred and Johanna Scheele Foemmel. He lived in Clark County the past 70 years, receiving his education in the schools here. He was married to Martha Ratsch of Pine Valley April 3, 1907. They farmed two miles west of Granton until 1918, when they purchased a farm north of the city. He has farmed there the past 30 years. He was an active member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and was clerk for Pine Valley Mound School for many years.

Mr. Foemmel had been seriously ill since December.

Surviving besides his widow are seven children: Mrs. Herman (Clara) Scheel, Granton; Mrs. L. J. (Selma) Kluchesky, Neillsville; Mrs. Frank (Ella) Hoffman, Globe; Mrs. William (Elda) Morley, Granton; Gerhardt Foemmel, Neillsville; Mrs. Gust (Martha) Ratsch, Chicago; and a stepson, Edward Scharf, Westfield, N.Y.

Three brothers, Adolph, August and Walter, all of Chili, and a sister, Mrs. Paul (Emma) Garbisch of Granton, also survive.


Preceding him in death were three brothers and a sister, Henry, Carl and Fred, and Mrs. Joe (Julia) Krause.




Parents married 21 February 1872: Friderick Foemmel (1849–1921) & Hanne Friederike Scheele (1853–1921)


Bio: Foemmel, William Adolph (1876 - 1949)


United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

Draft Registration for Clark, Wisconsin, United States

Residence: Rt. #1, Granton

William Adolph Foemmel, male, white, USA Ciitizen, b. 19 Jul 1876--USA

Medium Height, Blue eyes, Brown hair, no physical disabilities

Relative: Martha Foemmel--Granton, Clark, WI


1920 Federal Census, Clark, Wisconsin


Wm Foemmel Head Male 43 Wisconsin
Martha Foemmel Wife Female 35 Germany
Eddie Foemmel Son Male 15 Wisconsin
Martha Foemmel Daughter Female 14 Wisconsin
Selma Foemmel Daughter Female 11 Wisconsin
Gerhardt Foemmel Son Male 9 Wisconsin
Clara Foemmel Daughter Female 6 Wisconsin
Ella Foemmel Daughter Female 3 Wisconsin
Elda Foemmel Daughter Female 0 Wisconsin



Marriage: 1902, Granton, Clark, Wisconsin, United States--Bride: Ida Auguste Karoline Garbisch, 1883–1906
Marriage: 03 Apr 1907, Granton, Clark Co., Wisconsin--Bride: Martha Ratsch (Scharf) 1884–1971


William Foemmell Farm


Photo contributed by Steve Roberts



Bio: Foemmel, Clara (13 Sep 1913)




Surnames: Foemmel


----Source: Granton News (Granton, Clark County, Wis.) 09/19/1913


Foemmel, Clara (Birth - 13 Sep 1913)


Sir Stork made this vicinity another call last Saturday evening and left a ten pound baby girl at the Will (& Martha Ratsch) Foemmel home.


Father: William Adolph Foemmel, 1876–1949
Mother: Martha E. Ratsch Foemmel, 1884–1971
Husband: Herman W Scheel, 1914–1978 (m. 1936)
Siblings: Selma Wilhelmine Foemmel Kluchesky (1908–2001); Gerhardt A Foemmel (1910–1983); Ella Violet Foemmel Hoffmann (1916–2004); Elda E Foemmel Morley (1919–2016)
Half Sibling: Alfred John Foemmel (1903–1904)