May 6, 1889, Galena Daily Gazette
Anton Wise was an old and very much respected resident of Galena. He had reached the advanced age of 78 years, and although his health had been poorly for some time, his chief trouble being an asthmatic affection, the end came suddenly. His wife had left his bedside for a few minutes to attend to some household duties, and returning found him dead. The funeral took place from St. Mary’s church at 10 o’clock this morning.