New Jersey Obituaries - September 21, 1898 - William Micheau

Death of William Micheau

William Micheau, a former resident of Red Bank, but who for some time past had been living with his sister, Mrs. John West of Middletown, died very suddenly last Friday. Mr. West and Mr. Micheau were in the orchard, gathering apples to be taken to the distillery, when Mr. Micheau complained of feeling sick, and of having a sudden and severe pain in the head. He leaned against a barrel for a few minutes, and was then taken to the house and was put to bed. He died in a very few minutes after being put in bed. Death was due to apoplexy.

Mr. Micheau was 62 years old. He was born on the Micheau property at Nut Swamp. The family owned two farms there, which were afterward sold to Thomas S. Field. After the sale of the two farms Mr. Micheau formed a partnership with John Lyall Conover who now lives at Wickatunk. Mr. Micheau and Mr. Conover conducted the Thompson house at the Highlands for a time, and afterward they took charge of the East View hotel at that place. Mr. Micheau and Mr. Conover also were partners for a time in the Nut Swamp distillery. In 1870 Mr. Micheau moved to Red Bank, and in 1875 he and T. Jasper Willett, his brother-in-law, formed a partnership. For two years they conducted a dry goods and grocery store on the north side of Front street, near Riverside avenue. During his stay in Red Bank Mr. Micheau bought the house on Maple avenue, now owned and occupied by S. Ketcham.

After retiring from this store business, Mr. Micheau went to New York. He had considerable money at this time and this was loaned to a friend without security. The friend failed, and Mr. Micheau lost the entire amount. He remained in New York for some years, and a short time ago he moved to Middletown.

Mr. Micheau married Miss Annie S. Lufburrow, daughter of Joseph Lufburrow of Chapel Hill, who survives him. He leaves no children.

The funeral was held at Mr. West's home on Monday afternoon at two o'clock. The burial was at Fair View cemetery. The service was conducted by Rev. Thaddeus Wilson of Shrewsbury. The pall bearers were Joseph S. Hendrickson, John S. Applegate, Elnathan Field, John I. Thompson, W. W. Conover and David Irwin.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, September 21, 1898