Monday Dec 18, 1911 P 4 Col 2
IN GETTYSBURG BATTLE
Albert Wallber, who died here on Sunday, Saw Military Service
Wallber, aged 69, 274 Kewaunee st., brother of Judge Emil Wallber, the
local German consular agent, died on Sunday at his home. Heart failure
is believed to have caused his death. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs.
Max Griebsch, and a son, Ralph Wallber.
Wallber was the secretary of the Brewers Association and formerly was engaged
in the insurance business. He was born in Germany and came to Milwaukee
in 1855. During the war of the rebellion he was adjutant in the Twenty-sixth
volunteer regiment. In the Battle of Gettysburg, he was taken prisoner
and after spending ten months in Libby prison he escaped through a tunnel.
No funeral arrangements have been made yet.
Wallber was for fifty years a member of the Turnverein Milwaukee and a
secretary of the Turner Pioneers.
Tuesday Dec 19, 1911 P 10 Col 3
funeral of the late Capt Albert Wallber will be held from the house, 274
Kewaunee st. at 2 O'clock on Wednesday. There will be brief services there
and at the chapel, Forest Home. The commemorative will be under the authority
of EB Wolcott Post of which Capt Wallber was a member. Post Commander Parker
asks all members who can to attend the services at both places.
Thursday Dec. 21, 1911 P 5 Col 6
MILITARY BURIAL FOR CAPT.
Comrades of EB Wolcott Post Turn Out in Honor of Dead Member
funeral of Capt Albert Wallber, secretary of the Milwaukee Brewers Association,
was held Wednesday afternoon with interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
the residence, 274 Kewaunee st, and address was delivered in German by
Asst Supt of Schools Leo Stern, a lifelong friend of the deceased. At the
services in the Forest Home Chapel Supt Stern made a short address in German
while Col. JA Watrous, USA, retired, delivered an address in English. The
services at the grave were under direction of Post Commander EF Parker
of EB Wolcott Post GAR, assisted by past commanders Wade H. Richardson
and FA Walsh. The members of the post turned out in full force to honor
Wallber went out as a first lieutenant and the adjutant of the Twenty-sixth
Wisconsin, the regiment in which Fredrich C. Winkler went out as captain
and of which he afterward became the Colonel. Capt Wallber proved an exceptionally
competent officer, though only 20 when the war broke out.
was wounded and taken prisoner at Gettysburg and was one of those who escaped
from Libby Prison in February, 1864 with Gen Hobart and others. A year
ago he read a paper before the Loyal Legion of Wisconsin giving a description
of the tunnel and the escape, and this is to appear in the next historical
volume to be published by the Loyal Legion.