Cycle Builder Feilbach Dies
Heart Attack Fatal
Services for Author O. Feilbach, 72, a former motorcycle manufacturer, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Abe funeral home 3621 W Villard av. Burial will be in Holy Cross cemetery. The body will be at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday. Mr. Feilbach who lived at5378 N. 36th st., for the last 49 years, died of a heart attack Wednesday while visiting at the home of his aunt , Mrs. Mamie Fox, 8032 W Good Hope Rd. He was born here, and as a young man was a plant engineer for the Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co.
He was one of the founders of the old Feilbach Motor Co. before World War I. The company manufactured motorcycles under the trade name “The Feilbach Limited” from 1904 to 1914.
Some Milwaukee police used Feilbach motorcycles.
After 1914, Mr. Feilbach went to Mayville, Wis., to manage for seven years a business that included a garage and the sale of Dodge automobiles. He returned to Milwaukee and managed the Villard Motor Co. for about four years.
Before his retirement three years ago, Mr. Feilbach was employed by the Odgear Co. for 20 years. He was an inspector and a member of the company’s Old-Timers club.
Mr. and Mrs. Feilbach would have observed their golden wedding anniversary next Jan 8.
Mr. Feilbach grandparents the late Me. and Mrs. Charles Feilbach, had settled at what is now N. Teutonia av, just north W Vilard av. Their original home stands near the southwest corner,
Besides his wife, Mr. Feilbach is survived bu a son, Harvey, Milwaukee; two daughters, Mrs Grace Templeton, Watertown and Mr. Leila Recheygl, Milwaukee and a brother William Knowles, Wis.
[April 21, 1956]