Obituary courtesy of Robert “Bob” Haux  1999

 

Mar 1 1928 Java Herald

GEORGE HAUX SR. AGED PIONEER IS CALLED BY DEATH SUNDAY EVENING.

The community learned with regret of the sudden passing of George Haux sr. one of Walworth county's oldest residents, at the home of his daughter, two miles south of Lowry, last Sunday evening. The deceased was widley known in the community and was highly respected, having resided within the county for twenty nine years.

Mr. Haux has been in poor health for many years but it is just of late that he was bedridden. Old age was a contributing factor and his condition became gradually weaker. Last Sunday he became suddenly worse and those near him became alarmed and sent for his children.They were all with him when the end came at eleven o'clock Sunday evening.

George Haux sr. was born in South Russia on Feb. 18th, 1843. He was married to Elizabeth Merkel and to this union fourteen children were born, five of whom survive. In April 1899 he and his wife and Two daughters and two sons emigrated to the US.

The deceased leaves to mourn him, Five children, Geo. Haux jr.,Jacob Haux sr., Christ Haux, of Java and Mrs Gottleib Baumesberger, and Mrs Fred Beitelspacher, of Lowry, Thirty grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.

Interment was made at the Java Lutheran Cemetery, northwest of the city.

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