Willam F Herre, one of Saginaw's best-known resident, died last Friday from dysentery after an illness of two weeks' duration. He was a frequent visitor to Ann Arbor and for a number of summers spent his vacations at Whitmore Lake.
Mr. Herre was born in Wurtemburg, Germany, 44 years old. and after spending his early youth there came to this country and direct to Saginaw 28 years ago. His first year in this city were spent in various employments, but his first connection with the business circles of Saginaw was as bookkeeper for the old firm of Seyffardt & Walz. Then years ago he entered the employ of Morley Bros. and his worth and ability was appreciated there to such an extent that be attained the position of general buyer for hat institution. In 1883 he married Mrs. Rose Heine, nee Moeller, sister of H. P. Moeller, general passenger agent of the Pere Marquette railroad. He is survived by his wife and by his son Carl, aged 5 years. and a step daughter, Miss Irma. aged 18, both at home. His mother and two brothers are living in the old home in Germany, and an aunt. Mrs. Phillip Keinath, of Bay City.
The funeral was held from the residence Sunday afternoon at 2:30.
Rev. H. F. Deters was in charge of the religious services, and his eloquent tribute to the deceased was most fittingly spoken. The Germanic society, the firm of Morley Bros., their employes, and many others, sent beautiful floral offerings, several pieces coming from outside the city. The pall bearers were Henry Helm, G. W. Meyer. Theo Huss. W. E. Wiedeman, W. Seyffardt and H. H. Brix.