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Catherine Amend - June 8, 1895
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On Saturday night, June 1st, Catherine, wife of Jacob Amend, aged 41 years and 3 months.

Catherine Bauer was born, March 2, 1854, At Manitowoc, Rapids. She spent her childhood days in that community and when she grew to womanhood was married to Jacob Amend in 1876. The same year she came to Chilton with her husband to reside. During her residence here she has made friends with all our people. She was a living and devoted wife and mother, a kind and obliging neighbor. She has been in poor health for several weeks, her sickness finally terminating in Bright's disease. She was buried on Tuesday from St. Mary's Catholic Church, of which she was a devout member. Her remains were followed to the grave by relatives and a large number of friends. A heart broken husband, one son and four daughters mourn her death. On May 20th her mother Catherine Bauer died in this city.


Mrs. John Aebischer - March 23, 1895
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At her home in Charlestown, on Tuesday morning, Mar. 12, 1895, Mrs. John Aebischer, aged 74 years, 10 months and 23 days.

Anna Schuster was born in Wahllern, Ant Schwarzenburg. Kanton Bern, Switzerland, April 17, 1820. She came to America in 1854 and lived in Erie, Penn., about two years, then came West to Wisconsin and was married to John Aebischer March 22, 1858. The then young couple settled on their farm in Charlestown where she has resided until her death. Coming here when this was but a wilderness, they, by hard labor and enduring many hardships, cleared the farm on which their son Henry now lives. She was a woman loved and respected by all. She was a kind and devoted wife and mother, a true friend and obliging neighbor and her memory will long be cherished by those who knew her.

She leaves a husband, two sons Fred of Straubville, N. D., and Henry of Charlestown, beside other relatives and a large circle of warm friends to mourn her death.

Mother has left the old home that she brightened
Left her dear loved ones, whose life cares she lightened
She has tenderly shared life's pleasures and tears.

Mother has gone tot he echoless shore-land.
Gone to that rest, only tendered by death's hand.
Gone, where we hope to some day again greet her,
We'll soothe our deep wounds with that balm-hope to meet her.



Christian Aebischer - Chilton Times - June 18, 1881
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One of Charlestown's Prominent Citizens Killed


Our citizens were shocked on Wednes, to learn that Christian Aebischer's team ran away and that he was killed. The particulars as gleaned from his brother Samuel are as follows:

Mr. Aebischer was returning from Peter Kroehnke's cheese factory at Gravesville, and at Andrew Allen's farm picked up the road district scraper, intending to use it at another point of the district. Near Henry Losey's, and in sight of his own residence, he got down from the wagon to lift the scraper out, and when about getting in again the team started. He had a hold of the seat and wagon box at the same time, but was thrown down and a hind wheel passed between his legs and diagonally over his abdomen. He got up and ran after his team about twenty rods when he fell in the road. Henry Losey, who was a spectator of the sad affair, ran to his assistance so that when the team turned around they could not run over him. Mr. Losey assisted by John Venn and Frank Cheesbro then carried him into the house where he expired in 15 or 20 minutes. The deceased was a native of Berne, Switzerland, and was one of the well-to-do farmers of Charlestown, where he located 28 years ago. He was an honest and industrious citizen, who was well and favorably known throughout the county, and his departure causes universal regret. He was 53 years of age. His absence will be missed for a long time to come.


J. C. Aplin - June 24, 1905
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A telephone message was received in this city on Friday evening last, June 16, from Taycheedah, stating that J. C. Aplin died at his home in that place at 3:45 that day. The news of this man's death will be read with regret by many residences of this county. Mr. Aplin was a native of New York and was born in Batavia, that state, June 3 1824. In the forties he came to Wisconsin and located near Sheboygan Falls where he remained several years. In the fifties he moved to Taycheedah, remaining there until shortly before the war when he took up a farm in the town of Rantoul, near Potter, this county. He was an excellent farmer and succeeded in gaining quite a reputation as a breeder of fine horses and cattle. He was a companionable sort of a man and was known by everyone within miles from his home; he was a good neighbor, an honest man and a progressive and enterprising citizen; and when he turned over his farm some ten years ago to his son and moved to Taycheedah his neighbors and friends greatly regretted it.

He is survived by three children, N. J., of Potter, Mrs. J. R. Hazard, of Kansas City, and Mrs. E. S. Day, of Danvers, Mass., The Times extends to the bereft relatives its sympathy in their bereavement.

The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the M. E. church in Taycheedah, Rev. Sabin Halsey officiating.


Anton Andraska - The Sheboygan Press - August, 1946
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Funeral For Anton Andraska Saturday

Former Richfield Farmer dies late yesterday at home in city


Funeral services for Anton Andraska, 79, will be held at St. John's Catholic Church at 9am Saturday. Mr. Andraska died yesterday at 5pm in his home, 413 West Cleveland Street, following an illness of several weeks with bronchial trouble.

Mr Andraska was born Jan. 17, 1853 in a small village near Vienna, Austria and was married there Feb. 28, 1879 to Miss Clara Schufler. The following year they came to America, settling in Chilton, WI.

Fifty years ago the family came to Marshfield, WI and immediately began farming in the town of Richfield, where they lived until 12 years ago, when hey moved to their present home in the city.

Deceased is survived by his wife and 11 children, Mrs. F. J. Deckert, Mrs. John Krier, Frame, and Miss Rose, city; Mrs. J. J. Corbett, Mrs. Frank Siefert, and Joseph, Milwaukee; Mrs. C.W. Frye, Park Falls, John, Sebeka, Minn., Mrs. E.J. Fochs, Sheboygan, and Henry, Stratford; also a half brother, Louis Proell, city, and a half sister Aigen, Austria, who lived in Marshfield for many years.


Thomas Andrew - Manitowoc's - Der Nord Westen - July 31, 1890
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{From the correspondent in Brillion, 30 July}

Death of Thomas Andrew, son of A. Andrew, who was struck by lightening while he sat on a load of hay.


Henry Arnold - Manitowoc's - Der Nord Westen - November 30, 1899
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{From the correspondent in Kiel, 21 Nov.}

Henry Arnold, editor and publisher of the "Wisconsin Democrat" in Chilton, who has lain almost entirely unconscious for the past three weeks, died at 4:00 p.m. on 22 Nov. He was 67 and leaves a widow and two married children: his son Alex who lives in Chicago, and the daughter who is married to Joseph Grassold, publisher of the "Kiel National Zeitung".


Lambert Ausloos - {No Newspaper Listed} - July 13, 1960
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Lambert Ausloos Dies At Hospital Sunday A.M.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at St. Anna Catholic church for Lambert Ausloos, 89, who died at the Chilton hospital Sunday. The services were in charge of the Rev. Benedict Marx and burial was in the church cemetery.

He was born June 27, 1872, at Champion, Wis. He was educated in a parochial school at Champion. He married Josie LaPage April 15, 1896, at Champion. The family operated a farm in that area several years and moved to St. Anna in 1923 where he later operated a tavern. He was a member of St. Anna Catholic Church and of the Catholic Knights. His wife preceded him in death in 1954.

Survivors include four sons, John of St. Anna, Harry of Milwaukee and Joseph and Elmer of St. Cloud, Wis.; three daughters Mrs. Gilbert Niquette and Mrs. Lawrence Kabriger of New Holstein and Mrs. Walter Roeder of Kiel; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Rustler of Racine and Mrs. Alice Duquaine of Green Bay; 23 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren.


Mrs. John {Dorothea} Asmus - No Newspaper Listed - May 26, 1960
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Mrs. John Asmus Rites To Be Held Here Thursday

Mrs. John Asmus, who was a patient at St. Lukes's hospital, Milwaukee since March 13, when she fell and broke her hip, died there Monday afternoon.

The deceased was born November 21, 1870, the daughter of Carl and Sophia Dickelman, town of New Holstein. She was married to John Azmus, April 24, 1892 in New Holstein. He died August 4, 1944.

Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Emil Berkhahn, Gresham; and Mrs. Rola Dick, Milwaukee; and two sons, Harvey A. Asmus, of Fort Atkinson and Lester Asmus of Appleton. Also eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and one brother, Charles Dickelman of Kiel.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at two o’clock at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ with the Rev. Vernon E. Jaberg officiating. Burial will be made in the New Holstein cemetery.

Mrs. Asmus was a member of St. Peter's church and its Frauenverein.

She was a charter member of the General Arts Homemaker group.


John Asmus - No Newspaper Listed - 1945
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John Asmus Laid to Rest In New Holstein Cemetery Sunday

After being ill for quite some time, John Asmus, aged 82, passed away Friday morning at his home at 8 o’clock.

Funeral services were conducted on Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home, and at 2 p.m. at the St. Peter Evangelical and Reformed church, with the Rev. E. L. Worthman officiating. Burial was made in the New Holstein city cemetery.

Mr. Asmus was born in the town of New Holstein on April 24, 1862, the son of Carl and Anna Plett Asmus. February 24, 1892 he took as his life-mate, Dorothea Dickelmann of the town of New Holstein. The ceremony was performed at the St. John Evangelical and Reformed church in New Holstein by the Rev. G. Haken. Following their marriage they resided on a farm in the town of New Holstein until 1904, when they moved to their present home here. For a period of 25 years Mr. Asmus was connected with the Kiel Cheese and Butter Company here, retiring in 1930.

Mr. Asmus is survived by his wife; four children, Mrs. Emil {Anna} Berkhahn of Gresham, Mrs. Carl F. {Rola} Dick of Milwaukee, Harvey of Fort Atkinson, and Lieutenant Lester Asmus of Brooklyn, New York; eight grandchildren: 2 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Greve of the town of New Holstein, and Mrs. Elizabeth Peterson of Oshkosh. A son, Alexander, died in 1900. One grandson, John Seefeldt, at present is stationed in Australia with the U.S. Navy.

The Senior Choir, of which Mrs. Asmus has been a member for many years, rendered several anthems. Pallbearers were Henry Balza, Clarence Peterson, Norman Peterson, Roy Peterson, Walter Kuester, and Edgar Greve.

The following from away attended the last rites: Mr. and Mrs. Emil Berkhahn and family of Gresham, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Asmus and family of Fort Atkinson, Mrs. Rola Dick and children of Milwaukee, Lieutenant Lester Asmus of Brooklyn, New York, Mrs. Elizabeth Peterson and Mr. and Mrs. John Peterson of Oshkosh, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Peterson of Fond du Lac, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Peterson and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Balza of Appleton, Mrs. Leona Peterson of Sheboygan, John Dickelmann of Sabin, Minnesota, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schmeisser, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Schmeisser, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schmeisser and daughter, and Mr. and Mrs Herman Schoen of Chilton, Mrs. Anna Greve of the town of New Holstein, Mr. and Mrs. Lau of New Holstein, and Mr. and Mrs. Otto Pingel of Hayton.


Wibke Abrahams - No Newspaper Listed - 1925
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Mrs. Wibke Abrahams passed away at ther home in Milwaukee on Sunday morning, aged nearly 80 years. Death was due to the infirmities of old age. The deceased, nee Harder, was born in Holstein, Germany, April 20, 1845, and came to America as a child with her parents, who settled in New Holstein.

She was married in 1866 to J. H. Abrahams, and the couple settled on a farm in the town of Schleswig, Manitowoc county, now the property of Herman Timreck. Later they moved to Ada, Sheboygan county, on the place now owned by W. C. Hinze. After a few years' residence there the family located in Sheboygan, where Mr. Abrahams conducted among other places the hotel known later as the Wisconsin House, which was located on the present Bedenstein site, and the Hotel Abrahams, opposite the Fountain Park, where the Hotel Foeste now stands.

He was a civil war veteran, and a prominent member of the G. A. R. Post in Sheboygan. He died in 1892, and about fiteen years ago.

Mrs. Abrahams disposed of her property in Sheboygan and moved to Milwaukee to live with her children. She is survived by three sons, Charles, Louis and Henry of Milwaukee, and three daughters, Mrs. A. Gehring of Milwaukee, Mrs. A. A. Paulsen and Mrs. H. A. Kuenne of Kiel; one brother, Henry Harder, and one sister, Mrs. Claus Sievers, both of New Holstein, and six grandchildren. The remains were brought to Sheboygan on Wednesday, and interred in the family lot in Wildwood cemetery, at noon.

The relatives of Kiel and New Holstein and a number of friends attended the obsequies.


Abraham Andrews - Manitowoc's Der Nord Westen - December 31, 1908
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87-year old Abraham Andrews, a well-known wood merchant in Manitowoc and Calumet Counties, died Tuesday night in the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Job Clark here. He is survived by 2 sons and 2 daughters.

The casket was taken to Brillion for burial.


Maria G. Andrews - Manitowoc's Der Nord Westen - April 9, 1896
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{From the correspondent in Brillion - April 7}

Death of 66 yr. old Mrs. Maria G. Andrews, wife of Abraham Andrews, on Easter Sunday noon in Denver, Colorado where she had gone 8 days ago for a visit to her son. Her body was transported to Brillion and buried in the city cemetery on Wed. afternoon. She leaves a husband and several married children.


Margaretha Ammann - February 15, 1934
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Mrs. Joseph Ammann died at her home in Los Angeles, Calif., on Sunday, February 4, according to word received here Monday by the H. J. Ammann family.

The Ammann family lived here some years ago, when the husband of the deceased owned the present A. J. Brill jewelry store. When the couple left Kiel they made their home in various parts of the state for a number of years. Two years ago they lived in Kiel for a few weeks, after which they left for their present home.

Mrs. Ammann, who is a sister-in-law of H. J. Ammann, had been ill several weeks. She was born Maggie Stenson, near Manitowoc. Relatives here were not certain as to her age.


Joseph Ammann - September, 1946
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Receive News of Death

Mrs. H. P. Ammann received the sad news Monday afternoon of the death of her brother-in-law, Joseph Ammann, who passed away at Los Angeles, Calif., on Aug. 29, 1946.

Mr. Ammann was born in Crefeld, Germany on oct. 15, 1861, and came to America, directly to Kiel in 1864. For many years Mr. Ammann conducted a jewelry shop in the building which now houses the Lewis Cleaners. From Kiel he went to Marion, and then to California, where his wife died several yeara ago.

Survivors include a sister, Miss Katherine Ammann, 86, residing in Los Angeles, Calif., and five nieces, Mrs. Vera Toepel and Mrs. Carmen Goltry of this city, Mrs. Walter Nissen of Chicago, Mrs. Edna Plattner of Cranfort, N. J., and Mrs. Gertrude Cussack of Boy River, Minn., besides Mrs. H. J. Ammann, his sister-in-law.


Mrs. Andrew {Catherina} Aggen - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - July 25, 1952 - P. 6
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Funeral services for Mrs. Andrew Aggen, 81, of Hilbert, who passed away Wednesday evening, after a six weeks illness, at the Elm Nursing Home in Sheboygan, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Erbe Hoffman Funeral Home. William S. Theis of Mission House will conduct the services. Interment will be in the New Holstein Cemetery.

Mrs. Aggen was born Sept. 14, 1870, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jurgens Sievers, and was married to Andrew Aggen in February, 1892, in New Holstein.

Survivors are two sons, George and Winfield both of Hilbert; one daughter, Mrs. Herbert {Viola} Feldhausen, Sheboygan, also three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Erbe Hoffman Funeral Home in New Holstein from Friday afternoon until the time of services.


Doris Aggen - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - October 15, 1931 - P. 2
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Resident of Port Washington Dies at Home There

Port Washington - {Special} - Mrs. Doris Aggen, a resident of the city for the past 24 years and previous to that a resident of New Holstein and Sheboygan, died at her home here at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. She was 75 years of age.

Mrs. Aggen was born in New Holstein May 26, 1856. She later moved to Sheboygan where she lived for nearly ten years. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. {illegible} Lucas of Sheboygan, a daughter, Miss Kate Aggen and a son, Arthur Aggen of Port Washington.

Services will be held here at {illegible} a.m. Saturday at the home. The body will be taken to New Holstein for burial in the family lot of the cemetery there.


George Aggen - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - October 29, 1958
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George Henry Aggen, 64, of Hilbert, died Tuesday at 5:30 a.m. at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital following a long illness.

Born in Town of Chilton on Nov. 15, 1893, the son of Andrew and Katherine Siebers Aggen, he attended the rural schools there and lived on the family farm until 30 years ago when he moved to Hilbert and took employment with the Soo Line. He was never married.

Survivors are a brother Winfield of Hilbert and a sister, Mrs. Hubert {Viola} Feldhusen, of Sheboygan.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Erbe-Hoffmann Funeral Home at New Holstein with the Rev. Charles Koch, pastor of the United Church of Christ at New Holstein, officiating. Burial will be in the New Holstein Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.


Henry D. Aggen - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - November 12, 1955 - P. 6
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Henry D. Aggen, 82, a former resident of Sheboygan, died this morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, after a lingering illness.

A native of New Holstein, Mr. Aggen was born May 12, 1873, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Achen Aggen, and was married to Sophie Wickmann at New Holstein Nov. 21, 1895.

Two years after their marriage the couple moved to Marinette where they farmed until 1912. They returned to New Holstein for four years, moved to Brillion for a short time, and in 1917 came to Sheboygan. Two years ago Mr. Aggen went to Manitowoc to live with a son, Hubert. He had operated a tire shop in Sheboygan until his retirement in 1944.

He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Lorraine DeSmith, of West Chicago; one son, Hubert, of Manitowoc; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at the Pfeffer Funeral Home in Manitowoc at 2 p.m. Monday, the Rev. Armin Roekle officiating, and burial will be in the New Holstein Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 p.m. Sunday until the time of services.


Leo M. Arenz - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - September 18, 1972 - P. 14
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Leo M. Arenz, 73, of the Town of Brothertown {Calumet County}, died late Saturday night in Calumet Memorial Hospital, Chilton, after a lingering illness.

A native of Brothertown, he was born June 4, 1899, a son of the late Mathias and Mary Burg Arenz.

Mr. Arenz operated a tavern for many years in Hammond, Minn., retiring in 1963. He then returned to the Brothertown area.

He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Perish, Jericho, and its Holy Name Society.

Survivors are a brother, Louis, Minneapolis, and four sisters, Mrs. Joseph Boehnlein, Chilton, and Mrs. Anton Lenz, Mrs. John Schiller and Mrs. William Freund, all of Fond du Lac.

Three brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

The funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Holy Trinity Church, Jericho, with the Rev. Ronald Reimer, pastor, celebrant. Mass will follow 10 o'clock family rites at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Chilton. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday, with a parish vigil at 8 p.m.


Else Arps - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - September 14, 1965 - P. 12
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Mrs. Else Arps, 73, widow of the late Circuit Judge Helmuth F. Arps of Chilton, died unexpectedly Monday at her home, 816 S. Madison St., Chilton, after being stricken with an apparent heart attack.

The former Else Neumann was born Aug. 30, 1892, at Kiel, a daughter of the late August and Agnes Jochmann Neumann. She attended the Kiel public schools and graduated from the Milwaukee Teacher's College.

She taught school at Kiel until her marriage to Helmuth F. Arps on Sept. 12, 1916, at Kiel.

Judge Arps preceded her in death Jan. 24, 1964.

She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star of Chilton, the Ladies Aid Society of the Cemetery Association and the Calumet Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

Surviving is a brother, Hugo Neumann, Kiel.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Chilton. The Rev. Quentin Moeschberger, pastor of the Ebenezer UCC, Chilton, will officiate and burial will be in the New Holstein City Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday.


Marie Arnhoelter - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - May 21, 1974 - P.6
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Mrs. Fred Arnhoelter, 79, 214 Parkway Dr., Brillion, died Sunday at Willowdale Nursing Home, New Holstein.

The former Marie Wienecke was born April 2, 1895 in Germany, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Wienecke. She came to this country in 1923.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Brillion.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Dolph {Erta} Thompson, Apple Valley, Calif., Mrs. Roy {Elsbeth} Olson, Anchorage, Alaska, and Mrs. Marlys Weinhold, Albuquerque, N.M.; two sons, Werner, Brillion, and Frederick, Santa Monica, Calif.; 17 grandchildren and two great-granchildren.

Her husband and three sisters preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, the Rev. Arden Stuebs, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the Wieting Funeral Home, Brillion, from 3:30 p.m. Wednesday until 10:30 a.m. Thursday and at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.


Bruno F. Arps - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - May 11, 1965 - P.8
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Industrialist B.F. Arps Dies at New Holstein

New Holstein - Bruno F. Arps, a prominent industrial leader who was named New Holstein's "Man of the Year" in 1961, died Monday evening at his home at 1904 Washington St., New Holstein, Monday evening. He was 75.

A philanthropist, industrialist, inventor and civic and business leader, Mr. Arps was granted more than 70 patents for products which he developed during the past 50 years.

In 1930, he developed a snow-plow for trucks and formed the Arps Corporation which he headed for many years. He also invented a hydraulic hitch for Ford tractors, resulting in Ford becoming the largest single customer of the Arps Corp.

When the firm became a subsidiary of the Chromalloy Corp. of New York in 1963, Mr. Arps continued to serve as chairman of the board and vice president, while his son, Frederick B. Arps, remained president.

Bruno F. Arps was born on a farm north of New Holstein on April 17, 1890, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Arps.

He attended New Holstein schools and Spencerian Business College, Milwaukee, after which he started his first job with a Chilton bank.

He later went to the Lauson Engine Co., where, in 10 years, he worked his way up to the post of production manage.

In 1920, Mr. Arps left Lauson's to form the Farm Specialty Manufacturing Co. in partnership with Henry Kaiser.

From 1926 to 1930, Mr. Arps was engaged in the manufacture of snow-mobiles such as those used for Admiral Richard Byrd on his South Pole expeditions.

Donated Library

In 1952, he formed the Arps Foundation, which donated the New Holstein Public Library to the city in 1955.

Mr. Arps was honored as "Man of the Year" by the New Holstein Association of Commerce in 1961.

He was married to the former Frieda Juckem who preceded him in death June 23, 1924. On Nov. 4, 1925, he was married to the former Marcella Juckem Grassold.

In addition to the Association of Commerce, Mr. Arps was a member of the New Holstein Kiwanis Club.

Surviving are his wife; a son, Frederick B. Arps of New Holstein; a daughter, Mrs. Donald {Eleanor} Bonk, Chilton; and three grandchildren. A brother, Judge Helmuth F. Arps, preceded him in death in January of 1964.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Erbe-Hoffmann Funeral Home, New Holstein. The Rev. Lambert D. Scanlan, pastor of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, New Holstein, will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Chilton.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday.

A memorial has been established in Mr. Arps' name for the New Holstein Public Library.


William A. Abraham - Manitowoc Herald Times - Manitowoc, Wis. - April 2, 1970

William A. Abraham, 76, of 1738 Broadway Ave., Sheboygan, died Wednesday evening at home.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th St., Sheboygan. The Rev. Vernon Jaberg, paster of St. John United Church of Christ, will officiate and burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery, Sheboygan.

Mr. Abraham was born Jan. 1, 1894, at Sheboygan, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Abraham. He attended Bethlehem Lutheran School and also Sheboygan Business College. He had owned and operated the Sheboygan Produce Co. for more than 40 years, the Sunshine Dairy for nine years, the Sheboygan Truck Sales and also the Riverview Mink Ranch.

He married Elsie Siebert Nov. 9, 1915. She died in 1944. Mr. Abraham was a member of the Sheboygan Lodge No. 11, Free and Accepted Masons. He was a former president of Wisconsin Egg Dealers Assn.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Bent, of Jefferson Town, Ky., and Mrs. Donald {Irene} Lutzke of Sheboygan, a brother, Arthur, of Sheboygan and seven grandchildren. Three sisters and four brothers preceded him in death.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday.

A memorial fund will be established in his name.


Calvin W. Arpke - Manitowoc Herald Times - Manitowoc, Wis. - February 12, 1960 - P.13

Calvin W. Arpke, 72, of the Village of Franklin, Sheboygan County, died Thursday afternoon at St. Nicholas Hospital, Sheboygan. He had been removed to the hospital after a cerebral hemorrhage at 7 a.m. Thursday suffered while shoveling snow at home.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Immanuel United Church of Christ, Town of Herman, Sheboygan County. The Rev. Robert Oppermann will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Arpke was born in the Town of Franklin March 22, 1887, son of the late Fred and Mary Humke Arpke. He was educated in district schools and attended Mission House College.

He operated the Franklin Feed Mill with his father and a brother, the late Henry Arpke, until 22 years ago when he began farming near the village. He married Lorena Jaschob of Millhome Sept. 2, 1916.

Mr. Arpke was a former deacon of Imanuel United Church of Christ, a member of Manitowoc Tribe of the Improved Order of Redmen and the Twenty-four Hour Club of the lodge of Kiel.

Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Herbert Wickesberg of rural Elkhart Lake, Mrs. Alfred Lorenz of Howards Grove and Mrs. Edwin Dora of Millersville; three sons, Wesley and Jerome of Sheboygan and Richard of rural Sheboygan Falls; and 14 grandchildren.

Friends may call at Meiselwitz Funeral Home, Kiel, after 2 p.m. Saturday until 11 a.m. Sunday and after the noon hour until the time of service at the church.

A memorial for the church has been established in Mr. Arpke's name.


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