Obit: Friess, Herman #2 (1869 - 1954)


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Surnames: Friess, Nye, Marinelli, Johnson, Banderob


----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 8/19/1954


Friess, Herman #2 (7 JUL 1869 - 9 AUG 1954)


Herman F. Friess, 85, of 504 N. Wilson Ave., a pioneer cattle dealer and harness racing veteran, died Aug. 9, 1954 at a Rice Lake Hospital, where he has been a patient for six months.


Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. C. Stoltenburg, at 2 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church and burial followed in the Nora Cemetery.


Surviving him are three daughters, Mrs. Leland (Ella) Nye of Thorp, Mrs. Walter (Mattie) Marinelli of Rice Lake, and Mrs. Hjalmer (Gertrude) Johnson of St. Paul, and one son, Albert of Rice Lake.  Also surviving are eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Friess died in 1941 and a son Reinhart in 1916.


Pallbearers were August Born of Milwaukee, D. T. Mitchell, Harold Aamodt, E. H. Johnson and Hans Jacobson, all of Rice Lake, and Kenneth Kuehndorf of Barron.


Mr. Friess was born July 7, 1869 in Hartmansdorf, Geigengrom, Germany.  He came to the United States at the age of 17, settling in Chicago where he was employed as a butcher.  In 1890 he went to North Dakota, from there to Montana.  He then came to Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.) and operated a meat market and in 1896 married Emma E. Banderob.  He also became associated with the Farmers Exchange Bank and served as its president for many years.  In 1918 the family moved to Rice Lake where he operated a cattle ranch.  He purchased the entire herd of 264 oxen from Knapp Stout and Co. in 1904.  They were shipped to Chicago and eventually to England for use as draft animals.


Postcard with a photo of Herman Friess



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