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LOUIS GARWICK

Louis Garwick was the fifth son of a family of eight sons born to Jacob and Magdeline Garwick. He was born in Shultz, Alsace France, Feb., 24, 1849. At the age of three he emmigated to this country with his parents, residing in Pennsylvania with them and migrating to Illinois with them in 1858. From Chicago they traveled by oz team to Fair Haven where they built a home on a farm. When Louis grew to manhood he bought a farm adjoining his father's and lived there until he moved to Chadwick in 1897. During his life time he held various public offices in the town of Fair Haven and the village of Chadwick, being Justice of Peace for over thirty-two years.

Mr Garwick was a man of tremendous vitality and energy. He loved the out- of- doors and throughly enjoyed his vacations which he devoted to hunting and fishing. He was a man of high principle progressive and always true to his convictions of right and wrong.

Besides his two brothers, Charles of Coleta and Fred of Chadwick, his death is morned by his widow and three children, Carl of Olivia, Minn., Bettina Smith of Stevens Point, Wis., and Olive Crawford of Fort Riley, Kansas and five grandchildren.

Contributed by Myrna Bowman

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