Obit: Listeman, Bernard (? - 1917)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Listeman, Baxter
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 2/15/2017
Listeman, Bernard (? -1917)
This was taken from The Good Old Days, Feb. 15, 2017…
The Chicago Tribune on Monday noted the sudden death of Bernard Listeman, which occurred on Sunday. Mr. Listeman has visited here, as he and his wife have for many years with his son, Kurt.
Bernard Listeman, famous violinist, and one of the pioneers of the music of this country, died suddenly yesterday of heart disease at his home, 611 Fullerton Parkway.
Mr. Listeman has been engaged in teaching, and concert work in this country for forty-nine years. He was 76 years old.
Mr. Listeman was born in Germany, studied with David, Vieutemps, and Joachim, and at the age of 17 was appointed court violinist to the Prince of Schwartzberg.
He came to the United States in 1867, and became concertmaster of the Thomas Orchestra in New York City. Afterward, he founded the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, which was a nucleus of the famous Boston Symphony Orchestra. He afterward toured the United States as a soloist.
He leaves his widow, Sophie Listeman, and four sons, Paul, Franz, Kurt, and Fred, and a daughter, Virginia Baxter.
(Kurt Listeman, a brewmeister, operated the Neillsville Brewery from 1898 until closing it in 1925.)
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