William Laun, Jr.

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William Laun, Jr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Mequon, WI, USA
Death: Died in Cedarburg, WI, USA
Cause of death: Run over by a train.
Immediate Family:

Son of <private> Laun and Mary Laun
Husband of Annie Laun
Father of Oscar Laun; Lillian Mary Magdalene Scheiderer; Anna Wilke and Elsie Wolfe
Brother of John Laun; Sophie Degner; George Laun and Anna Laun Kiehnau

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About William Laun, Jr.

William had a problem with alchohol. It was the "poor mans" pain killer. He was a hard worker and most farmers suffered from the physical pains of their hard labor. William felt insecure and felt that he could not live up to his older brothers and his fathers accomplishments. When William beat his eldest daughter Lillian or Lily as she was called, his wife Annie fought back and took a beating herself. William took off to reflect on his behavior and realized that he had failed as a good Christian, husband and father. He decided to end his life as the head pains and his failures were too much for him. (No shrinks in his day.) After saying good bye to one of his sisters whom he was close with, he headed back home and jumped in front of an on-coming train. His horse & buggy came home to the farm house without him. When he was not drinking he was a kind and gentle man. He loved his wife and daughters. He mourned the death of his infant son.

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William Laun, Jr.'s Timeline

1879
October 28, 1879
Mequon, WI, USA
1901
1901
Age 21
Mequon, WI, USA
1905
September 25, 1905
Age 25
Mequon, WI, USA
1910
1910
Age 30
Mequon, WI, USA
1915
May 8, 1915
Age 35
Cedarburg, WI, USA
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Mequon, WI, USA