1955 – Anthony W. Schwoegler Dies

On this date Anthony W. Schwoegler died. One of Madison’s most prominent bowlers, Schwoegler opened the Capital Bowling Alley in 1919, in the rear of the Belmont Hotel. He operated alleys in Stoughton and in 1938 established Schwoegler’s Lanes in Madison. He won the American Bowling Congress Doubles Championship in Pittsburgh in 1909, scoring 1,304 – the first time 1,300 had been achieved in national competition. He is a member of the Bowling Hall of Fame. [Source: by Resurrection Cemetery Committee of Historic Madison, Inc, p.257]