Hugo Heise was the second son of Prussian emigrant Ferdinand Heise and his wife, Louisa nee Fischer. Hugo was born 04 Feb 1866 in Star City, Pulaski County, IN. He had five siblings.
As adults, Hugo and his brother Otto both moved to Gilman (Iroquois), IL, and found wives there. Hugo married Charlotte Regina (Rena) nee Frey on 17 Okt 1893 in Gilman. Hugo and Rena had five children born to them in Illinois (Pearl, Crystal, Reuben, Geneva May, and Vera), then they moved to Washington State, where they ran a dairy farm. Hugo died on 5 March 1933 in Spokane, WA.
Hugo Heise's obituary appeared in the Garfield
(Washington) Enterprise on 10 Mar 1933. It reads as follows:
"Hugo Heise, resident of Garfield for the past 21 years, died in Spokane
Sunday morning, March 5, at the age of 67, heart trouble causing his death.
Mr. Heise was a man of high ideals and maintained the best of standards in his work. He was proud to be able to please his customers and was always willing to cooperate in any community enterprise. He leaves many friends who regret his passing.
Mr. Heise was born in Pelaski (sic), Indiana, on February 4, 1866. When a young man he moved to Illinois, where he was united in marriage to Charlotte Rein Frey on October 17, 1893. To this union, five children were born. Mr. Heise moved his family to Washington 25 years ago and had resided in Garfield for the last 21 years, where he maintained a small dairy. He was also employed as sexton of the Garfield cemetery for 13 years.
Mr. Heise became quite seriously ill last Friday and was taken to Spokane, where he died the following Sunday.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 6, at the Methodist church in Garfield, of which Mr. Heise was a member. Rev. C.M. Hereford of Steptoe, officiated at the services. Active pall bearers were S.A. Manring, Geo. Manring, B.W. Powers, Charles Flowers, Charles McBride, and Jim Lemon. Honorary bearers were Mr. King, Mr. Overby, W.L. Rich, Frank Gildea and Henry Schroeder. Music was furnished by Marion Sligar, Dorothy Howard and Mrs. H.P. fisher. The songs rendered were "Sweet Hour of Prayer", "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere", "City Foursquare" and "The Old Rugged Cross".
Mr. Heise is survived by his widow, five children, Mrs. Pearl Landwer, Barrington, Illinois; Mrs. Donald Shepard, of Portland, Oregon; Mrs. George Sharp, Garfield; Reuben Heise, Hay, Wash.; and Vera Heise, Garfield. He also leaves two brothers, Otto of Star City, Indiana; and Leo of Decatur, Illinois; and five grandchildren.
Interment was in Garfield cemetery."