Walter Henry Emanuel[1]

Male 1900 - 1936  (35 years)


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  • Name Walter Henry Emanuel 
    Born 17 Sep 1900  Fairchild, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1910  Fairchild, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: 9 
    Emanuel, Edward G. Family: 1910 U. S. Federal Census
    Emanuel, Edward G. Family: 1910 U. S. Federal Census
    Edward G., Paulina Anna D. (Zech), Walter, Selma Emanuel
    Confirmation 16 May 1915  Lutheran Church, Fairchild, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1920  Eau Claire County, Fairchild, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: 19 
    Emanuel, Edward G. Family:  1920 U. S. Federal Census
    Emanuel, Edward G. Family: 1920 U. S. Federal Census
    Edward G., Paulina Anna A. (Zech), Walter W. , Selma A., and William Zech, brother of Paulina
    Census 1930  Fairchild, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: 29 
    Emanuel, Edward G. Family:  1930 U. S. Federal Census
    Emanuel, Edward G. Family: 1930 U. S. Federal Census
    Edward G., Paulina Anna A. (Zech), Walter W., Selma A. Emanuel; William Zech, brother of Paulina
    High School Graduate Probably Fairchild High School, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Obituary Unknown date, place, publisher Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Treasurer Village Treasurer for eight consecutive years after high school for the village of Fairchild, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Died 2 Jun 1936  Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Buried 7 Jun 1936  Fairchild Cemetery, Fairchild, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Person ID I46  Lange Pierce
    Last Modified 14 Jul 2007 

    Father Edward G. Emanuel,   b. 11 May 1869, Bischurz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1937, Madison, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Paulina Anna D. Zech,   b. 23 Nov 1864, Smirdowo, Kreis Flato, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1934, Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 1 Oct 1899  Fairchild, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Family ID F29  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    •        Although his name is Henry Walter, he was known as Walter Emanuel. See scrapbook for picture of Henry Walter Emanuel's gravestone. The name on the gravestone is Walter H. Emanuel.
             He held the post of village treasure for eight years. He was also appointed postmaster in Fairchild. He was a man of honesty and integrity.
             In the 1910 U. S. Federal Census, Henry Walter is a nine year old, white, single male. He was born in Wisconsin of parents who were both born in Germany. He is in school. He lives with his parents, Edward and Paulina, and one sister, Selma, in the village of Fairchild, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. [EGE 05.]
             In the 1920 U.S. Federal Census, Walter Emanuel, a single, white male, is 19 years old. He reads, speaks, and writes English and was born in Wisconsin of parents who were both born in Germany and who both speak German as a native language. He is half owner of a movie theater in Fairchild, Wisconsin. He lives in Fairchild, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin with his parents, Edward and Paulina, and an uncle, William Zech. [EGE 04.]
             In the 1930 U. S. Federal Census, Henry Walter Emanuel is a 29 year old, white, single male. He was born in Wisconsin of parents who were both born in Germany. He speaks, reads, and writes English. By occupation, he is a salesman in his father's grocery store. He is classified as a worker and was at work at the time of the census. He is not a veteran of any U. S. military organization. He lives with his parents, Edward and Pauline, one sister, Selma, and an uncle, William Zech, in the village of Fairchild, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. [EGE 06.]
             An undated obituary for Henry Walter Emanuel was printed after his death. It was provided by Lois Krienke Papke. It reads as follows:
             Edward Walter Emanuel
             Henry Walter Emanuel, son of Edward and Pauline Emanuel was born in this village, September 17, 1900, when a month old he was baptized into the Lutheran church. As soon as he reached the age of discretion he entered the confirmation class and on May 16, 1925, he, together with 21 others renewed the pledge of allegiance to the church which matured him in his faithfulness toward his Savior and his church, he never wavered. The deceased had been endowed with splendid mental gifts and with a friendly and winning personality, the community was soon convinced there was a citizen of no mean ability, and after he graduated from Fairchild High School he held the office of village treasurer for eight consecutive years, while holding this office his integrity was never questioned, and was always ready to advise those who came to him with their problems. When the present administration took over their reign of government, Walter was appointed postmaster and again his talents stood him in good stead and he left this post in such a condition as to bring his successor the least possible difficulty.
             A few weeks ago the deceased suffered an attack of severe pain, and suffering, but this attack passed. But not for long - on Sunday, May 24, he had another attack which the doctor diagnosed as very serious. It was a ruptured appendix and called for an immediate operation. Though this operation was a success, it was soon learned that peritonitis had set in and Walter could not live. In spite of all medical skill and loving hearts and hands could do he passed away, June 2, 1936, at the Sacred Heart hospital at Eau Claire at the age of 35 years, 8 months and 15 days.        His passing was peaceful and resigned and his dying wish was to meet his mother over there. Walter's early passing has left may wounded hearts and tear stained eyes. The grieving survivors are his father, Edward Emanuel; his mother having preceded him (2 years) and one sister, Selma Krienke, an uncle, William Zech, a constant companion, living with the family many years; a large circle of relatives and friends, far and near.
             Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Lutheran church, Rev. Paul Buck officiating. He took his text from John 1 Verse 11; Matthew 14 and Verse 12, and in order to accommodate the overflow crowd, two loud speakers were installed to convey Rev. Buck's message and the music to the packed throng outside the church. It was by far the largest funeral ever held in Fairchild. to give some idea of the immense crowd, it took thirty minutes for them to pass by and view the remains. the flowers were beautiful and the large amount of them showed the love and respect held for him by all.
             The pallbearers were postmasters as follows: Knuth of Neillsville; John Michael of Humbird; H. Quast of Willard; Barnes of Greenwood; Myres of Loyal, and ??? of Granton.
             Persons from out of town to attend the funeral are: Mrs. Sam Gillus, Oak Park, Ill.; Mrs. Joe Parry and Gladys Parry, Mrs. and Mrs. Otto Zech, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wenzlaff, Champaign, Ill.; Mrs. and Mrs. Gust Emanuel, Mrs. and Mrs. Edw. Boetzer, Fall Creek; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Emanuel of Altoona; Mr. and Mrs. Gust Papowski, Mrs. Roney Young, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Emanuel, Eau Claire; Mrs. and Mrs. August Senske, Mrs. and Mrs. August Bundt, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Schadler, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Emanuel, Mrs. and Mrs. Albert Emanuel, Mrs. Phillip Treiber, Mr. and Mrs. D. V. Lampman, August; Mr. and Mrs. Russell Sullivan, Madison; Mrs. and Mrs. Clarence Sechler, Alma Center; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lange, Fall Creek; Mr. and Mrs. Jule Olson and children, Black River Falls; Edward Emanuel and son of Milbank, N. D.
             Card of Thanks
             We wish to thank all those that helped us in any way during the illness and death of our dear son and brother. We especially wish to thank Rev. Buck for his comforting words, and all those who furnished cars, and the many beautiful flowers. Again we wish to thank you all.
             Edward Emanuel
             Mr. and Mrs. Herman Krienke
             William Zech [WHE 02.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S207] Paulina Zech. Undocumented obituary. [PZ 02.] Henry Walter Emanuel, undocumented obituary. (HWE 01.].

    2. [S208] See picture of gravestone in Scrapbook. Birth, September 17, 1900. See also Henry Walter Emanuel, undocumented obituary. (HWE 01.].

    3. [S211] Edward Emanuel household, 1910 U. S. Census, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, Village of Fairchild, ED 59, SD 06, sheet 255B, dwelling 19, family 20; National Archives micropublication T624, roll 1710. [EGE 05.].

    4. [S215] Henry Walter Emanuel, undocumented obituary. (HWE 01.].

    5. [S212] Edward G. Emanuel household, 1920 U.S. census, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, town of Fairchild, ED 136, SD 376, sheet 7, dwelling 65, family 67; National Archives micropublication T625, roll 1984, page 232. [EGE 04.].

    6. [S213] Edward Emanuel household, 1930 U. S. Census, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, village of Fairchild, ED 21, SD 4, sheet 2B, dwelling 48, family 48; National Archives micropublication T626, roll 2572, image 140. [EGE 06.].

    7. [S216] Henry Walter Emanuel, undocumented obituary. (HWE 01.].

    8. [S214] Henry Walter Emanuel, undocumented obituary. (HWE 01.].

    9. [S217] Henry Walter Emanuel, undocumented obituary. (HWE 01.].

    10. [S209] See picture of gravestone in Scrapbook. June 02, 1936. See also Henry Walter Emanuel, undocumented obituary. (HWE 01.] See also, Henry Walter Emanuel, undocumented obituary. (HWE 01.].

    11. [S210] Henry Walter Emanuel, undocumented obituary. (HWE 01.] Burial date is calculated from obituary, indicating Sunday as date of funeral. June 2, date of death is a Tuesday.

    12. [S7208] Paulina Zech. Undocumented obituary. [PADZ 02.] See also Emmanuel-Zech marriage, 01 October 1899, in unreadable marriage book and number [License granted 16 September 1899, Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Madison, Wisconsin [uncertified copy, 10 November 2003]. [EGE 02.].


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