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"Obituary - Berthold "Peter" Benjamin Wagner"

Name: Berthold "Peter" Benjamin Wagner

Married: Barbara Guetterman - Also known as Barbara Guitterman.

Death date: March 17, 1916

Death location: St. Joseph, Missouri.

Burial date: Unknown

Burial location: Stemple (Sacred Heart) Cemetery, north of Norborne, Carroll County, Missouri.

Name of newspaper publication: Unknown

Newspaper location: Norborne, Carroll County, Missouri.

Date published: March 1916

Provided by: Roger and Theresa Settle - The newspaper clipping was kept by their grandmother, Mary J. (Wagner) Weber.

"Transcript of the above obituary"

Title: A Sudden Death

Berthold Wagner, one of the oldest and best know citizens of this section, died very suddenly and unexpectedly at St. Joseph Thursday evening March 16, at 6:30 at the age of 76 years, 8 months and 16 days.

Mr. Wagner has been ill for several years, and a great part of his time has been spent under the care of Dr. Woodson at St. Joseph. He had been feeling a little worse than usual, several days and on Thursday he did not eat dinner but by supper time his appetite had returned and he ate heartily. In less than five minutes after leaving the table he was dead from cerebral hemorrhage.

Mr. Wagner was better known to everybody by his nickname "Peter" than by his real name, Berthold Wagner and not realize that it was the genial and whole-souled Peter who everybody loved and respected.

He was born in Baden, Germany May 20, 1839. At the age of six years his parents came to the United States, first settling in St. Clair county Illinois where he remained until reaching his majority. When about 21 years of age he came to Carroll county and spent about five years with an uncle, after which he returned to his old home in Illinois and shortly afterward he married Miss Barbara Guitterman. Shortly after their marriage they came to Carroll county where they have since resided. He has been living in the county for about fifty years. Forty-five of which have been spent on the home place north of Norborne. He was thrifty, frugal and prosperous and accumulated a competency for the declining years of his life and to provide for his family. There was not a man in the county who stood higher in esteem of the people and none were more worthy of respect and confidence. He believed in the Golden Rule and practiced it throughout his life. He never harmed anyone, but he has often helped others.

He is survived by his wife and six children, John of Oklahoma; Leonard and Samuel of Norborne; Mrs. Fred Wolf of Great Bend, Kansas; Mrs. Ben Weber of Fowler, Kansas; and Mrs. Tony Albrecht of Norborne and by a number of great grandchildren and other relatives.

The body was brought to Norborne Saturday night and was taken to the Creel undertaking rooms where it remained until when conveyed to his home. Funeral services conducted by the members of Carroll Lodge No. 249 A. F. and A M of which he was a member were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Burial was in Stemple graveyard.

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