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HELP! Ancestor is complete! Grave has been located flag photo of Willard S FEIGE   Willard S  FEIGE

  (b. 28 July 1888 Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA   d. 18 January 1929 Webster, Massachusetts, USA )  
Age: 40
Cause of Death: suicide due to poor health

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Willard S FEIGE was born 28 July 1888 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA

Willard S FEIGE was the child of George Wilhelm FEIGE   and   Charlotte Marie SALISBURY and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Friedrich Wilhelm ("William") FEIGE and Augusta Amalie THEUNERT (maternal)  George Washington SALISBURY and Caroline Matilda (Carrie) SMITH

Spouse(s)/Partner(s) and Child(ren):

Willard S  married  Anna R KORCH 22 May 1907 in Webster, Massachusetts, USA .  The couple had (at least) 7 children. Anna R KORCH  was born 5 July 1891 in East Lyme, Connecticut, USA (Flanders) (Niantic).  Anna R died 28 October 1971 in Dudley, Massachusetts, USA.  Anna R was the child of Andrew (András) KORCH (KOVALČÍK) and Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) TOMKO.

Willard S FEIGE died 18 January 1929 in Webster, Massachusetts, USA.

Occupation: electrician

Willard, was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on July 28, 1888. He was the son of George Wilhelm Feige and Charlotte M. Salisbury. Willard spent his early childhood in Pittsfield, attending the Bradford Street School, and the Franklin Street School. Around age 12, he moved to Webster, Massachusetts with his parents. He married there, at age 19. His wife was Anna Korch, the daughter of Slovakian immigrants Andro (Andrew) Kovalcik and Albeta (Elizabeth) Tomko. Anna was born July 5, 1891 in East Lyme, Connecticut. By 1900, the family had moved to Thompson, Connecticut. At the time of their marriage, Anna, age 17, worked in a mill and Willard was an electrician. The young couple made their home in Thompson, Connecticut, just over the Massachusetts border. Willard worked in Webster, Massachusetts, as an electrician for his cousin Charles W. Bergmann, who owned a shop on Main Street. Around 1916, Willard, Anna and children moved to Webster. Sometime during the 1920s, Willard suffered a stroke and was unable to perform electrical work with the same level of ability he had prior to the stroke. His daughter, Evelyn, would often go with her dad to help with the electrical work.

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Willard S FEIGE married Grave has been locatedflag photo of Anna R KORCH  Anna R KORCH-- Date: 22 May 1907 Place: Webster, Massachusetts, USA
Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910

Anna R KORCH was the child of Andrew (András) KORCH (KOVALČÍK) and Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) TOMKO

Groom's name: Willard S Feige
Groom's age: 19 years
Groom's estimated birth year: 1888
Groom's birthplace: Pittsfield, , Massachusetts
Bride's name: Annie R Korch
Bride's age: 17 years
Bride's estimated birth year: 1890
Bride's birthplace: New London, ,
Marriage date (original): 22 May 1907
Marriage date: 22 May 1907
Marriage place: Webster, , Massachusetts
Groom's father's name: George W Feige
Groom's mother's name: Charlotte Saulsbury
Father of bride's name: Andrew Korch
Mother of bride's name: Elizabeth Tomko
Film number: 2315300
Digital GS number: 4329358
Image number: 901
Number of images: 1
Reference number: p 454 no 59
Marriage registration place: Webster, , Massachusetts
Marriage registration year: 1907
Collection: Massachusetts Marriage Records, 1842-1915

Children of Willard S FEIGE and Anna R KORCH:

Grave has been locatedflag photo of Charlotte Anna FEIGE  Charlotte Anna FEIGE (b.6 December 1907, Webster, Massachusetts, USA  d. 28 June 2000, Milford, New Hampshire, USA)
m. Alfred Adelard LACHAPELLE 

flag photo of Dorothy Elizabeth FEIGE  Dorothy Elizabeth FEIGE (b.5 August 1909, Webster, Massachusetts, USA  d. 29 November 1989, Moultonboro, New Hampshire, USA)
m. Earl William KRUEGER 

Grave has been locatedAncestor is complete!flag photo of Evelyn Pearl FEIGE  Evelyn Pearl FEIGE (b.4 March 1912, Thompson, Connecticut, USA   d. 18 October 1981, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA)
m. Leo George BAKER 10 January 1932 in Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Globe) (Lensdale) (Saundersdale) (Shuttleville)

Grave has been locatedflag photo of Vivian Louise FEIGE  Vivian Louise FEIGE (b.22 March 1914, Thompson, Connecticut, USA   d. 27 December 1976, Webster, Massachusetts, USA)
m. James Francis GOODE 17 February 1936 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA
m. John F ZURAWKA 

Grave has been locatedflag photo of Willard Frederick FEIGE  Willard Frederick FEIGE (b.5 February 1916, Webster, Massachusetts, USA  d. 29 April 1980, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA )
m. Irene Alma FLEURIE 1941 in Webster, Massachusetts, USA

Grave has been locatedAncestor is complete!flag photo of Richard Sherman FEIGE  Richard Sherman FEIGE (b.9 June 1918, Webster, Massachusetts, USA  d. 25 December 1995, Putnam, Connecticut, USA)
m. Stella E WOJICK 27 April 1940 in Thompson, Connecticut, USA (North Grosvenordale) (Quinebaug) (Fabyan) (Mechanicsville)

Grave has been locatedWorld War II Soldier flag photo of George William FEIGE  George William FEIGE (b.15 April 1920, Webster, Massachusetts, USA  d. 7 October 1982, Webster, Massachusetts, USA)
m. Sophie Wanda PIETLUCK 5 July 1941 in Thompson, Connecticut, USA (North Grosvenordale) (Quinebaug) (Fabyan) (Mechanicsville)
m. Ruth Barbara ROBERTS abt. 1946

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1888 Birth
Feige, Willard - born in Pittsfield, July 28, 1888, son of George Feige and Charlotte Salsbury. George is a laborer, born in Pittsfield. Charlotte was born in New York.

Pittsfield Birth Records 1844-1938 found at the Berkshire Anthenaeum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Feige, Willard b. July 28, 1888 M
Pittsfield bp same
s/ o George laborer
Charltotte Salsbury
New York

pg 166
Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910

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Willard S FEIGE - 1888 Birth. Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts.
1888 Birth. Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910
1892 Auburn, Ward 1, E.D. 2, Cayuga, New York
George Feige, m, 26, US Citizen, shoemaker
Charlot Feige, f, 24, US Citizen
Willard Feige, m, 4, US Citizen
Edward Feige, m, 3, US Citizen
1892 New York State Census
Willard S FEIGE - Franklin St. School, Auburn, NY 1895
Franklin St. School, Auburn, NY 1895

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1895 - Public School Promotions...Evans? Street School...Second to First Division First Grade...Willard Feige

The Auburn Bulletin
Auburn, New York
Friday, July 19, 1895
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1896 - Public School Promotions...Bradford Street School...Second Division to First Division, Second Grade...Willard Feige

The Auburn Bulletin
Auburn, New York
1896, exact date unknown
1898 - Book
Cliff Feige has a book that was owned by Willard. It is entitled 'Gartenlaube Kalender 1898'. It is written in German. Author is Leipzig, Ernst Keil's Nachfolger. It has 206 pages. Inside the book, there is writing in pencil which states 'This Book Belongs to Willard Feige'. This indicates that Willard probably knew German. His father probably taught it to him. His mother most likely would not have known German. The school Willard attended in Auburn, NY, probably didn't teach German.
1898 - Public School Promotions...Franklin Street School Fourth Grade, Second Division...Willard Feige

The Auburn Bulletin
Auburn, New York
Friday, July 8, 1898
Willard S FEIGE - (The one on the left is a classic!)
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marriage1907 Marriage / Partner
Willard S FEIGE and Anna R KORCH 22 May 1907, Webster, Massachusetts, USA
He was married at the age of 19 in Webster, MA on 22 May 1907 to Annie R. Korch. He was born in Pittsfield, MA. His parents were George W. Feige and Charlotte Saulsbury. He was an electrician at the time of his marriage. The couple was married by clergyman, Harvey H. Paine.
Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910
WEBSTER, MA -- 1907

1907 Birth of Child
Charlotte Anna FEIGE was born 6 December 1907, Webster, Massachusetts, USA
1907 Marriages... William S. Feige, 17 years and Annie R. Korch, 17 years by Rev. H. H. Paine

Webster Times
Webster, Massachusetts
Thursday, March 19, 1908
THOMPSON, CT -- 1909

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1909 Birth of Child
Dorothy Elizabeth FEIGE was born 5 August 1909, Webster, Massachusetts, USA
Willard is found in Thompson, Connecticut, living next to the Korch family. He is 21 years old, born in MA, father born in MA, mother born in New York. His wife Anna (Korch), age 19, lives with him. She was born in CT. Her parents were born in Austria. Two daughters, Anna and Dorothy, both born in CT are also living there. Willard is an Electrician.
1910 Census Ancestry (U.S.)
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1912 Birth of Child
Evelyn Pearl FEIGE was born 4 March 1912, Thompson, Connecticut, USA (North Grosvenordale) (Quinebaug) (Fabyan) (Mechanicsville)
1914 Birth of Child
Vivian Louise FEIGE was born 22 March 1914, Thompson, Connecticut, USA (North Grosvenordale) (Quinebaug) (Fabyan) (Mechanicsville)
Feige, George W. electrician 110 Main, h 59 1/ 2 School (Webster, MA)
Feige Helen L, bookkeeper 110 Main bds 59 1/ 2 School
Feige Henry emp Joslin House Garage h do
Feige Willard, electrician 110 Main h Thompson Conn
NOTE: 110 Main St. is the business of Charles W. Bergmann (Willard's cousin)
The Webster, Dudley and Oxford Directory 1915
1916 Birth of Child
Willard Frederick FEIGE was born 5 February 1916, Webster, Massachusetts, USA
1917 World War I Draft Registration
Willard S. Feige from Webster, Worcester County, MA -- living at 7 Park in Webster, MA, date of birth as July 28, 1888 in Pittsfield, MA. It also showed that his nearest relative is his wife and 5 children and that he is an electrician working for Charles W. Bergmann in Webster. It looks like he has light blue? eyes and dark brown hair and is of medium build.
U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
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WEBSTER, MA -- 1917 - 1929

1918 Birth of Child
Richard Sherman FEIGE was born 9 June 1918, Webster, Massachusetts, USA
1920 - Laws Relating to Licensing and List of Electricians Registered by the Massachusetts State Examiner of Electricians as of Record October 1, 1920 - published Jan 1921
List of Masters
Bergmann, Charles W. 218-222 Main Street, Webster, License #344

List of Journeymen
Feige, George W. 285 School Street, Webster, License # B1837
Feige, Willard S. 108 1/ 2 Lake Street, Webster, License # E7101
Willard is found in Webster, MA living at 108 1/ 2 Lake St. at age 31. Living with him are: wife Anna age 29, daughter Anna age 12, daughter Dorothy age 10, daughter Evelyn age 7, daughter Vivian age 5, son Willard E. age 3, son Richard age 1. Willard is an electrician at an electric shop

Willard Feige had a stroke and his daughter, Evelyn, used to go with him help him with his work as an electrician. She spoke fondly about numerous rides with her father on the train into Worcester.
1920 Census Ancestry (U.S.)
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1920 Birth of Child
George William FEIGE was born 15 April 1920, Webster, Massachusetts, USA
1928 Webster and Oxford Directory
George W. Feige, electrical supplies at 43 School St. in Webster, MA, living at 283 School St. George is also listed under 'Electrical Service Companies' on Page 293.

On Page 100 of the same directory, the following Feiges are listed:

Feige, Anna r 115 Chase Ave.

Feige, Dorothy, emp S L Works, r 115 Chase Ave.

Feige, George W. (Charlotte), electrical supplies 43 School, h 283 School

Feige, Willard (Anna), elec, h 115 Chase Ave
The Webster and Oxford Directory 1928
death1929 Death
18 January 1929
Webster, Massachusetts, USA
Webster Evening Times, Webster, MA

Friday, January 18, 1929 - Front Page

Willard Feige Ends Life with Illuminating Gas at Chase Avenue Home

Found in Locked Room with Gas Tube in Mouth by Daughter - Physician and Police Work for Over an Hour with Pulmoter in Effort to Revive Him -- Despondency Over Poor Health Believed to be Cause of Act--Leaves Wife and Seven Children

Despondency over ill health is believed to have been the cause of the suicide of Willard Feige, 38? year old, who was found at noon today in his home on Chase Avenue with open gas jets pouring deadly fumes into a closed room.

Feige had evidently made careful preparations for ending his life, and had closed all the doors and sealed the windows to prevent the escape of gas. He then opened the gas jets and waited for the end.

The tragedy was discovered by a daughter, who came home and smelled gas, which she finally traced to a front room. The room was closed and locked and it was only after aid was...Read MORE...

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Willard is buried at: Mount Zion Cemetery
Old Worcester Rd.
Rte 12
Webster, Massachusetts, USA

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