Obituary of Albert Waller

Monday Dec 18, 1911 P 4 Col 2
Albert Wallber, who died here on Sunday, Saw Military Service

        Albert 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.

        Mr. 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.
        Mr. 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

        The 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

Comrades of EB Wolcott Post Turn Out in Honor of Dead Member

        The funeral of Capt Albert Wallber, secretary of the Milwaukee Brewers Association, was held Wednesday afternoon with interment at Forest Home Cemetery.

        At 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 their comrade.
        Capt 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.
        He 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.