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John Frederich Schernecker

Male 1861 - 1925  (63 years)


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  • Name John Frederich Schernecker 
    Born 19 Dec 1861  Bristol, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Jul 1925  Sun Prairie, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 17 Jul 1925  Sacred Hearts Cemetery, Sun Prairie, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12787  CB_9_7_2017
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2013 

    Father Lawrence Schernecker,   b. 24 Feb 1833, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1921  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Mary Stromenger,   b. 1837,   d. 26 Aug 1920  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 22 Jan 1856  St. Joseph's Catholic Church, East Bristol, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5091  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Josephina Conrad,   b. 26 Oct 1865, East Bristol, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1958, Sun Prairie, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 18 Jan 1887  St. Joseph's Catholic Church, East Bristol, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Frances Eleanore Schernecker,   b. 21 Nov 1887, East Bristol, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1977, Glenview, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     2. William Lawrence Schernecker,   b. 2 Aug 1890, East Bristol, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1917  (Age 26 years)
     3. Lilian Margaret Schernecker,   b. 23 May 1894, Town of Bristol, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1982, Stoughton Hospital, Stoughton, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     4. Irene Marian Schernecker,   b. 28 Mar 1898, East Bristol, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1998, Lansing, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years)
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2006 
    Family ID F4474  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John and Josephine lived on the Bristol farm until 1901 when they retired from active farm work and moved into a new home constructed at 166 Dewey St. John purchased the property in 1900 when it had a valuation of $150. The Assessment Roll for 1902 listed the building and property as $2,500.

      John purchased Conrad's Restaurant in 1917. John's son, William and his cousin Robert Schernecker took over the operation of the restaurant. William had previously worked as a clerk for Klubertanz Hardware. The plans for Conrad's Restaurant included the addition of a new soda fountain and an ice cream parlor as well as continuing the restaurant. William and his sister Eleanor contracted scarlet fever; Eleanor survived, William died within a few days at age 26. There were at least 20 cases of scarlet fever in the village. J.J. Conrad, also ill with scarlet fever, repurchased the restauant with Paul Gottschalk and Mr. Logeman continuing the business until Conrad could resume work. The restaurant was disinfected twice.

      Scarlet fever brought many changes into the village. The schools closed as well as the Pastime Theater, bowling alley, and all places of amusement in the village. Traveling shows and entertainments were cancelled at the City Hall auditorium. (From Winnowings January 10, 2002)

      Obituary:

      John Schernecker, a well known and life long resident of this commmunity, died at his home in this village, at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening, July 13, 1925, after a short illness from concussion of the brain, due to a fall he sustained just four weeks before his death. His age was 59 years, 6 months and 24 days.

      After the fall he took four weeks ago last Tuesday, he was confined to his bed for a few days from severe bruises to body and back as well as concussion of the brain. He was up and around within a few days. Last week end, he was taken ill again and it proved to be a recurrence of the brain concussion, due probably to the hot weather, and it resulted in his death.

      Deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schernecker, deceased, and he was born in town of Bristol, Dec. 19, 1865. His early years were spent upon the home farm, and upon reaching young manhood, he was united in marriage to Miss Josephine Conrad, of Hampden, Jan. 19,1887.

      They began housekeeping, on the farm in Bristol, which was the family home until 1901, when in October of that year, he retired from active work and moved to this village, where the family has since resided.

      Their union was blessed with the birth of four children, three of whom are living, (Eleanore) Mrs. P. P. Hokamp, of Chicago, (Lillian) Mrs. C. H. Lohneis, Sun Prairie, and (Irene) Mrs. Phillip Martelle, of Chicago. Their only son, William died Feb. 24, 1917.

      The wife and mother, and three daughters, are the members of his immediate family, who survive to love and cherish his memory.. He was a good dad, a kind husband and a good citizen. He is also survived by four brothers, Fred, of this village, Charles, of Bristol, George, of Madison; and Andrew, of Santa Cruz, Calif.

      His parents and his sister, Anna Schmitt, preceded him in death. He also leaves five grand children.

      Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning, Friday, at 9:30 o'clock at Sacred Hearts church. Rev. J. J. Salentin officiating, and burial will be in Sacred Hearts cemetery.