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This News Article was contributed by: Laini Giles

Sheboygan Press - February 26, 1936

New Holstein Man, Missing Seven Months, Died Unknown Following Apoplexy Stroke



New Holstein - (special) - John Sell, 76, who had not been heard from since he left here July 1, 1935, to visit relatives in Milwaukee, died unidentified at the Emergency Hospital at Milwaukee July 15, it was learned here today.

The information was obtained as the result of a broadcast made over the Milwaukee Journal station Monday at the request of relatives here. In response to this broadcast, the Milwaukee police department sent pictures here to Chief of Police Kingsley Hollenbeck, by which the body of Mr. Sell was identified.

Milwaukee police told relatives here that Mr. Sell had been found unconscious on the evening of July 1 on the corner of W. Seventh Street and W. Juneau Avenue in Milwaukee, having suffered a stroke of apoplexy. He was taken to the Emergency Hospital where he passed away July 15 without regaining consciousness. He had no means of identification.

Mr. Sell was born in the town of New Holstein, two miles northwest of this city, March 17, 1858, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Juergen Sell. He was employed on several farms in the town of New Holstein and for the past several years was associated with his brother Herman Sell in a harness shop in this city. He was never married.

Survivors are: five sisters, Mrs. Clara Berndt of Coxwell, ND, Mrs. Bertha Rickman and Mrs. Julianna Kindgren of Sioux City, Iowa, and Mrs. George Thede, Sr., and Mrs. John Boockmeier of New Holstein, and three brothers, Robert of Rosemont, Minn., George of the town of New Holstein, and Herman of this city.

Burial was made at Milwaukee, but relatives here intend to have the body removed to the New Holstein Cemetery.

John Sell's Obituary


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