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Katherine Gilsdorf - Chilton Times May 26, 1928
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Mrs. Henry Gilsdorf passed away at her home here on Monday evening after a lingering sickness of over a year's duration. Death was due to cancer.

Katherine Zimmerman was born April 16, 1863 at Rhine Center, Sheboygan County. She married on May 25, 1887 at Kiel, to Henry Gilsdorf also of Rhine Center, and came to Hilbert where they since lived. A husband and six children are left to mourn her death: Mrs. Geo. Wiegand, Appleton; Mrs. Frank Schmidt, Fond du Lac; Mrs. Anton Hoffman, New Holstein; Othmar, Sherwood; and Joe at home, also six sisters and eighteen grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at St. Mary's church at 9:30. Rev. Geier officiating.


Rose C. Gehl - Sheboygan Press December 17, 1996
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Rose C. Gehl, 94 of 117 S. Sixth St., Hilbert, died on Sunday, December 15, 1996, at Elderhaus in Sun Prairie.

She was born on Feb. 11, 1902 in Hilbert, daughter of the late Henry and Katherine {Zimmermann} Gilsdorf.

On May 26, 1925, she was united in marriage to Cyril Gehl, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Hilbert. She and her husband farmed at Route 2, Hilbert, until their retirement.

She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Hilbert, the Christian's Mother's Society and the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin.

Survivors include two daughters and son-in-law, Jeanette and Ernest Dingeldein, Jr., Pineville, La.; Barbara and John Komoroske, Sun Prairie; four sons and six daughter-in-law, Paul and Cheryl {Vollmer} Gehl, Hilbert; Mark and Kathy {Peterson} Gehl, Prescott; Luke Gehl, Hilbert and Louise {Sorensen} Gehl, Kennesaw, Ga.; Matthew Gehl, Hilbert; Ruth {Gregorie} Gehl, Menasha; Elaine {Zitzelsberger} Gehl, Kaukauna; Nona {Lex} Gehl, Hilbert; 26 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cyril on July 27, 1979; also by three sons, John {Jack}, Cyril, Jr. and Neil Gehl, a great-grandson, Benjamin Schenider, three sisters, Mayme Wiegand, Katherine Schmitz, and Emma Hoffman; and two brothers, Othmar and Joseph Gilsdorf.

A Literurgy of resurrection and celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Hilbert, the Rev. Daniel Gilsdorf officiating. Burial will be in the Parish cemetery. Friends may call at the church, in Hilbert, from 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, until the time of services.

In Lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for St. Mary School in Hilbert.

Wieting Funeral Home in Chilton is Assisting the family.


Paul Groeschel - Chilton Times January 8, 1910
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Killed by a Cow

Paul, the ten-year-old son of Anton Groeschel of Brothertown, met with and accidental death on Monday morning. The boy went to the stable to milk the cows and some ten minutes later a younger brother going into the stable found Paul lying in the stall near the cow he was about to milk. He immediately hastened to the house and told his parents and when they went to the barn they were horrified to find their son cold in death. No one was present at the time of the accident, and it will never be known just how it happened. Young Groeschel's shell was fractured from the kick of the animal and although a physician was summoned at once nothing could be done. The family household is now in the deepest sorrow. Paul was born in the town of Brothertown April 23, 1899. The funeral was held from the Catholic Church at Charlesburg on Wednesday morning.


Elizabeth Gerner - Chilton Times Saturday, June 17, 1905
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On Thursday night, June 15, Mrs. Phillip Gerner died at her home in the town of Brothertown at the age of 64 years.

Elizabeth Kons was born in Prussia, Germany, July 6, 1841. She came to America with her parents in 1858 and located at Fond Du Lac. She remained in that place until she married Phillip Gerner and the same year moved onto a farm in the town of Brothertown where she resided until called to the world beyond, Some seven weeks ago she was taken ill with heart trouble and on Tuesday before her death had a stroke of paralysis. She gradually failed until death came. She was a woman whom every one who knew her liked, a fond mother, loving wife, and true Christian. The funeral took place on Sunday from the Lutheran church in Calumet and was largely attended by relatives, friend and neighbors. A husband, five sons and two daughters are left to mourn her death.


Franklin S. Goodrich - Chilton Times February 20, 1892
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Franklin S. Goodrich, late of St. Paul, died February 8th, aged 75 years. He and his wife formerly lived in Chilton and will be remembered among the early and esteemed families of the town. Mrs. Goodrich once owned the eighty acres upon which stands the elegant residence of postmaster Breed. Mr. Goodrich was a first-class, practical printer. He once resided in Sheboygan and was among the first who published a newspaper in that city, where he and his family had many friends. Since leaving Chilton he has worked at his profession in St. Paul. His daughter married a naval officer, Mr. Eastman, of Green Bay, a relative of the late Senator Howe. He died some years since, leaving his wife and three children, who have since lived with her parents.


Charlotte Goessling - Chilton Times January 23, 1892
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Mrs. Charlotte Goessling, who is well and favorable known in this city, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Hayssen, at Antigo on Friday, Jan. 15. The deceased was born in German, June 30, 1819. She grew to womanhood in her native country, was married to F. W. Goessling and in 1853 came to America and located in the town of Rhine, Sheboygan county. In 1875 her husband died and a few years later she moved to this city, where she resided up to a few years ago when she went to Antigo with her daughter. Nearly three years ago she received a stroke of paralysis and was an invalid to the time of her death. During her long illness she bore her suffering without a murmur or complaint. The funeral occurred on Monday. The remains were taken to Glenbulah to be laid at rest beside those of her husband. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. F. Hayssen and two sons, Charles of this city and Fred of Greenbush to mourn her death. The many friends of the deceased, who knew her and appreciated her many excellent qualities will deeply regret her demise.


Jos. Groschel - April 30, 1892
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Died - At his residence in Chilton town on Monday, April 25th 1892, aged 33 years. The deceased was born in the town of Brothertown, in October, 1858, and resided in that town until `884, when he moved to Chilton town. Mr. G. was an honest, upright man and was well liked by all who knew him. He leaves a wife, one child, a mother, sister and brother to mourn his death. The funeral occurred from St. Mary's Catholic church in this city on Thursday.


Mrs. J. Gutheil - June 18, 1892
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F. R. Gutheil, of this city, received a telegram on Thursday of last week informing him that his mother, Mrs. J. Gutheil, aged 80 years, had died suddenly at Kiel. Some two weeks ago she visited her son in this city and returned tot he home of her son Louis in Kiel. On Thursday some friends called on her and while in conversation she fell forward and expired, from heart trouble, to which she has been subject for some years. The deceased was born in Germany in 1820. She came to America with her husband and family and located in the town of Mequon, Ozaukee county, where she resided a few years and then moved to Kiel, Manitowoc county. She was a kind, generous neighbor, a fond and loving mother, and was respected by those who knew her. The funeral occurred Saturday and was largely attended. She leaves three sons. F. R. , of this city, Louis and Oscar, and one daughter, Mrs. Aug. Krieger, of Milwaukee.


Philip Vincent Gleed - June 10, 1905
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We received for publication the following obituary notice taken from The Bonner's Ferry Idaho, Herald. The deceased was the oldest son of Mrs. F. Gleed, formerly Delia Duffy, of Stoney Brook. The obituary was written by the young mans teacher, A. L. Thomsen.

Philip Vincent Gleed is dead. To think he had just turned the nineteenth milestone! He so full of promise, so full of hope! The suddenness of his demise has left us dazed. Though he had been under the care and treatment of eminent specialist of Spokane for some time, none dreamed the end so near. In fact hope of recovery was entertained. On Wednesday, May 17, he returned from Spokane bright, cheerful, hopeful. Thursday morning the tide of life ebbed and his spirit floated peacefully out upon the sea of Eternity. None was better wand few as good as he. He was born in Appleton, Wis. April 27, 1886. Was a graduated from Medford High School, valedictorina of the class of 1903, winning a scholarship to Lawrence university. Since then he was with his parents in Bonner's Ferry, Idaho, until his death Thursday. May 18, 1905. Philip has gone. In his passing a sweet singer's voice is stilled, an artistic hand is stayed. The forces that found their embodiment in Philip have returned to their source. They came out of the misty past, as a star shoot, they flashed across out path brightening the way, and then rushed on beyond our sight before we had time to realize or comprehend their beauty or their mission. His creed was simple and he lived it. He believed in the present and lived it nobly. To him Eternity was a prayer. Philip rests upon the hill that overlooks the Kootenal. Here he blends with the harmonies and elements he loved so well. Here he will join in symphonies whispered by the hemlocks and the pines. Here the Kootenal will murmur its lullaby of peace as it glides on through the green valley to mingle its waters with the sun set sea. It is a fit resting place for one who loved nature so well.

A restless pilgrim robbed of home and hope.
Scourged on by phantoms from the happy past.
Might pause in this fair spot and find the peace
I know but little of the world to be
It lies so far beyond our mortal sight
That none on earth its mysteries may learn
But I have earnest faith, born of the wish and
Nursed by the knowledge of the souls great Need
That in the realm that knows no change or Death
Bright waters wander through the valleys green
And murmur ever in the old sweet way.


James A. Graves - June 11, 1892
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Took His Own Life

The Act Was Committed on Monday Morning at his Home in the Quiet Village of Gravesville-Our quiet neighboring village Gravesville was shocked on Monday morning when it was announced that James Graves one of the respected citizens of that town had taken his life at an early hour that morning, by hanging himself in his barn. A Times reporter visited the home of the unfortunate man and learned the following in regard to the suicide. For over a year and a half, Mr. Graves has been afflicted with a cancer on his face. It has gradually grown worse and for some weeks past he has suffered untold miseries. Loss of sleep and pain had so affected him that he was not of sound mind and frequently told his family and relatives that he would end his troubles by throwing himself in the mill pond. On Sunday night the pain caused by the cancer was more severe than usual and he could get no rest. At 12 o'clock that night he told his wife that he could not sleep and she suggested that she would sit up with him until morning. He told her it was not necessary, that he would feel better in a short time and that she should go and lie down. She returned to her room and about five o'clock Monday morning got up and want to Mr. Grave's room which she found unoccupied. She called her little children and told them their father had left the house. She then noticed that his hat, coat, and scarf which he wore around his neck, were taken and thought Mr. Graves had gone out to the barn to look after a cow which had been sick for a few days. Mts. Graves and the children went to the barn, where they beheld the object of their search, hanging cold and lifeless from one of the joist. Mr. Graves when he left the house proceeded to the barn where he took a strap from his harness and fastened it to a joist. He then took the rope which was tied to the cow, fastened it around his neck and through the strap he had placed around the joist. He was standing on a ladder which leads to the loft when he arranged the rope which was to be instrumental in causing his death. After securing everything he swung himself loose and ended his life. The neighborhood was aroused and Squire Sprague notified. The body was cut down and conveyed to the house. A jury was empanelled and an inquest was held. The jury returned the verdict that the deceased came to his death by his won hands.

The following from the pen of a person who knew the deceased for many years.

It is out painted duty to chronicle the death of James A. Graves, one of the pioneers of our county, who committed suicide, on the morning of the 6th, inst., after suffering nearly two years with cancer of the face, which apparently resulted from an ulcerated tooth. The deceased was born in Courtland county, New York, on the 12th of Oct., 1827 and came to this state at the age of 11 years, with his parents, who settled at Waukesha, than the small village of Prairieville. In three years the parents removed to Rochester, Racine county, where he grew to manhood. In 1858 he married Miss May Lyons, of Waukesha and the same year the young husband and wife emigrated to then new state of Kansas, and bought a large tract of land upon which they lived seven years and where three daughter were born to them. While there they went through many exciting scenes during the war, frequently hiding in their cornfields from Quantrell's marauding band. In 1865 Mr. Graves sold his Kansas land, and returned to Wisconsin, coming to Gravesville, where he built a sawmill, which he has since successfully operated. His first wife died in the spring of '73 and in four years he was again married to Mary A. Burke, who survives him. Six children, five daughters and a little eight year old son are left to mourn the loss of a beloved and indulgent father. He is the seventh of nine brothers, who have passed to the great and unknown future, within the last nine years. We cannot feel that he was responsible for his last act when we consider how long and patiently he bore his terrible sufferings, though we deeply regret it. He was a kind and generous hearted man and all who knew him were his friends. But two days before his death, he divided his property between his wife and children making a just and wise division. The funeral was held at the M. E. church in Gravesville on Wednesday, the Rev. Baldock officiating, and the remains were laid in the Breed cemetery. The relatives have the sympathy of the community.


Laura Green - May 6, 1865
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In this village, on the 30th ult., of whooping cough, Laura, daughter of Fergus F. and Mary A. Green.

Then calmly may our spirits bow
Beneath afflictions red
Who-who would murmur that their child
Is safe in joy and God


Kate Graves - September 30, 1865
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In Gravesville, in this county, on the 20th inst., after a short though severe illness, Kate, wife of Leroy Graves aged 33 years.

The deceased was one of the first who sought a home in this county, and she and her husband were the first settlers of the village of Gravesville.

By the death of Mrs. Graves, society has lost one of its brightest ornaments-christianity one of its ablest defender - the motherless their best friend, and her husband the dearest treasure which he possessed. Her sweet spirit rests in the bosom of her God.

She is dead. Those words tell on the ear,
The knell of hopes, and fears and fleshy aims;
The spirit bright has cast a farewell beam-
Has shaken off its way worn gear, and winged
To heaven. Sorrow will demand her tears,
For she was lovely, and leaves a hollow
In our near drawn sphere which none may up close,
But thoughts of heaven, though tears, will light us.
Making that refresh which seemed to blast.


Catharine Goggins - January 25, 1868
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On Monday morning, Jan 20th, in this town, Catharine Goggins, aged 81 years.

The deceased was a native of the Co. Merth. Ireland, and her death is deeply regretted by a large circle of relatives and friends. Her remains were followed to the grave by a very large number of out citizens.


Charles Gastona - November 23, 1867
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In this village on the morning of the 21st inst, of consumption, Charles Gastona, aged 44 years.

The deceased was formerly a member of Co. E. 21st Regiment. He was a good soldier, an honest upright man and his death is deeply regretted by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. He bore his sufferings in a meek and Christian manner, and died in the firm belief of meeting his Savior in the better world beyond the tomb. His bereft family have the heart felt sympathy of the community.


Gottlieb Gottermann - April 28, 1877
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Suicide - On Wednesday morning of this week John Krotch, a well to do farmer who resides half a mile east of Pipe village and about 14 miles southwest of this city, was surprised to find a man hanging from a beam in his barn cold and dead, and his clothing thoroughly saturated which looked as if he first attempted to take his life by drowning. An investigation proved him to be Gottlieb Gottermann, a native of Saxony, Germany, aged 34 years. For some time past the deceased has been considered an insane person and at one time was an inmate of the Oshkosh Asylum and was also imprisoned in Fond du Lac Jail. A number of our old reader will remember the deceased as he at one time was chief manager of Charley Johnson's establishment in Fond du Lac. Of late he has resided with and performed light labor for Dr. Deans, of Gravesville. Judging from the fact that his neck was dislocated it is supposed that he climbed upon top of the beam attached the rope to his neck and then jumped into eternity.

He leaves a wife and three children, instead of being a widower as mentioned by the Wiskonsin Demakrot.


Mrs. W. N. Graves - February 13, 1904
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The funeral of Mrs. W.N. Graves, who died in her home in Gravesville, on Feb. 3, took place on Saturday afternoon from the M. E. church of that village, Rev. Fish, of Stockbridge, conducting the services. Interment in the Breed cemetery.

The deceased woman was born in Greenwood. Steuben county N. Y., Oct. 27, 1842. She was a daughter of John and Hulda Godding. She came to Wisconsin with her parents in 1843 and located at Gravesville, being among the first settlers in the town of Charlestown. At the age of 16 years she taught school at Hayton and afterwards at Chilton and in the Killsnake district. In 1862 she was married to Nelson Graves and resided in Gravesville, until 1874, when she moved with her husband to Fond du Lac, where they remained until 1879, when they moved to Burnet. In 1888 they returned to Gravesville, where she resided until her death. She was a woman of refinement and her kindly disposition won for her the respect of all who knew her. Besides a husband she leaves one son, Sherman and three daughters. Mrs. Chas. Porter, Mrs. E. E. Smith and Mrs. Richard Chesebro, to mourn her death.


Lucius Glenn - February 6, 1904
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While Hunting on Sunday Last The Eldest Son of Dr. T. J. Glenn Met With an Accident That Proved Fatal

A most deplorable accident occurred in the town of Charlestown on Sunday last, resulting in the death of Lucius Glenn, the sixteen year old son of Dr. T. J. Glenn of this city. Lucius and his young friend, Elmer Broeker, started out about ten o'clock Sunday morning to hunt rabbits on the farm of John W. Horst in Charlestown. At noon they ate their lunch and then separated, Broeker going some eighty rods distant and starting the dogs after rabbits. Glenn heard the dogs coming and in order to obtain a better view climbed onto a stump, a portion of which was rotten and gave way under his weight. In the fall, his gun was accidentally discharged and the full contents entered his abdomen and passed upward, lodging in the back part of his stomach. He shouted to Broeker, but when he arrived, the hounds, who were beside their wounded master, would not allow him to be touched. Broeker then ran to the home of Edward Aebischer, about a mile distant, for help. Mr. Aebischer returned with him to the woods and they found young Glenn at the road, leaning on the fence. He had gotten up from the ground and using his gun for a crutch, had managed to make his way to the road, a distance of about fifty feet. He was taken to Mr. Aebischer's home where he died at 10:15 o'clock Monday night. Physicians went out from this city immediately after the accident but nothing could be done for the boy except to make him as comfortable as possible.

Dr. and Mrs. Glenn were away from home at the time of the accident, having gone to Kiel to visit a sick relative and both were prostrated with grief. They made all haste to get to the boy and remained with him until the end came. The entire community shared their grief and specially so the pupils of the High School. The school flag was placed at half mast on Tuesday and the entire school was prostrated by the sad occurrence.

Lucius Glenn was born July 15, 1887, at Plymouth, this state. He was a sturdy, well developed, manly boy and a favorite everywhere. His young life was one of correct habits and faithfulness in the performance of homely duties and each succeeding year made him more and more the mainstay of his parents. His death is indeed a sad one and sincere sympathy is universally extended to the bereaved household.

The funeral took place on Thursday morning from Grace Episcopal church of which he was a member, Rev. R. Stahley conducting the burial services.


Dora Goessing - February 6, 1904
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A sudden and unlooked for death occurred at the home of Chas. Goessling, in this city, on Wednesday evening, the wife and mother passing away with little warning at 7:30 o'clock. Mrs. Goessling had been in poor health for some time but there was no thought of immediate danger, in face her lungs had been examined two days previous to her death and were pronounced in good condition. At 7:30 o'clock on Wednesday she was taken with a hemorrhage of the lungs and this was immediately followed by heart failure.

Dora Shultz was born in Watertown, Wis., April 15th, 1859. She was married May 6th, 1877 to Chas. Goessling and shortly afterward came to Chilton, which with the exception of a few years' residence at St. Cloud, has since been their home. She leaves a husband, one son and four daughters to mourn; also a father, Frederick Schultz, brother, Theo. Schultz and sister, Mrs. Geo. Steudel.

The funeral will take place at 10 o'clock today, Saturday, from the Ebenezer Reformed church.


George J. Gerner - Fond du Lac Reporter - Thursday - January 31, 2002
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George J. Gerner, 50, of Marytown, died unexpectedly on Wednesday morning, Jan. 30, 2002, at the Calumet Medical Center in Chilton.

He was born March 31, 1951, in Fond du Lac, a son of Marvin and Ruby Steffes Gerner. He graduated from St. Mary's Catholic Grade School in Stockbridge and from Chilton High School in 1969, and also attended Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton for mechanics.

He married the former Kathy Stephanie on Nov. 26, 1977, at St. Cloud Catholic Church in St. Cloud. After their marriage the couple resided in Marytown where he was employed at Daun Bus Service for many years, and was presently em ployed by Penske Truck Leasing as the lead mechanic in Fond du Lac.

He was a member of St. Mary's Church in Marytown and served on the buildings and grounds committee.

George is survived by his wife, Kathy of Marytown; a daughter, Kim Gerner, and a son Randy Gerner, both of Marytown; his parents, Marvin and Ruby Gerner of Quinney; his in-laws, Roger and Loretta Stephanie of Marytown; two sisters, Terri Gerner of Appleton and Rosie Gerner of Neenah; two brothers, Steve {Barb} Gerner of Hilbert, and Jerry {Kelly} Gerner of Pflugerville, Texas; two brothers-in-law, Daniel {Linda} Stephanie and Doug {Michelle} Stephanie, all of St. Cloud; four sisters-in-law, Sandra {Mike} Toney of St. Cloud, Cindy {Roger} Muellen" bach of Marytown, Barb {Dan} Schwind of St. Cloud, and Lynn {Tom} Dee of Boolingbrook, Ill.

Services: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at Huss Funeral Home in St. Cloud, and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in Mary" town, with the Rev. Joseph Co" erber, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation: Will be from 4 until 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, at the funeral home, with a prayer vigil service at 8 p.m. Huss Funeral Home, St. Cloud, is serving the family.


Marvin H. Gerner - Appleton Post Crescent - February 1, 2002
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Age 77, died peacefully at his home in the Town of Stockbridge on January 31, 2002, following a short illness. He was born on October 31, 1924 in the Town of Stockbridge; son of the late Hugh Sr. and Jennie {Hoelzer} Gerner. He married Ruby Steffes on June 14, 1950 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Jericho. Marvin farmed all of his life on the Gerner Homestead in the Town of Stockbridge, and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby; four children: Steve {Barb} Gerner, Hilbert; Terri Gerner, Appleton; Rosie Gerner, Neenah; Jerry {Kelly} Gerner, Pflugerville, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Gerner, Marytown; six grandchildren: Kim and Randy Gerner, Marytown; Ryan Gerner, Hilbert; Kristy {Eric} Kappell, Neenah; Trista and Kiera Gerner, Texas; two great-grandchildren, Ellie and Kaleb, Neenah; two brothers: Hugh Jr. {Jean} Gerner, Lakeland, Florida; Harold {Doris} Gerner, Chilton; a sister, Georgene {Art} Hoerth, Chilton; five brothers-in-law: Ernie {Connie} Zaborowski, West Bend; Robert {Betty} Steffes, Sherwood; Paul {Darlene} Steffes, Jericho; David {Kathleen} Steffes, Plymouth; Alfred {Mary} Steffes, Jericho; three sisters-in-law: Ruth Schneider, Johnsburg; Severina Marsh, Walnut Creek, California; and Elaine Weber, Marytown.

He was preceded in death by his son, George Gerner on January 30, 2002; also by his parents, Hugh and Jennie Gerner; two sisters: Eunice Hanke and Loretta Zaborowski; brothers and sisters-in-law: Ernie and Mary Catherine Pitzen and John Steffes; and his father and mother-in-law, Albert and Emma {Will} Steffes.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, February 4, 2002 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge with the Rev. Leander Nickel officiating. Spring burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Wieting Funeral Home, 411 W. Main St. in Chilton from 3 to 8 p.m. on Sunday and again on Monday from 9 to 10 a.m. when family prayers will be held. A parish prayer service will be held Sunday evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in the name of Marvin Gerner for St. Mary Parish in Stockbridge.

Special thanks to Gerri and the Calumet Medical Center Hospice staff.


Celestine A. "Sally" Geiser - Chilton Times Journal - August 29, 2002
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Celestine A. "Sally" Geiser, age 86, of the Calumet Homestead Rehabilitation Center, died on Saturday Aug. 24, 2002 at the nursing home in New Holstein.

She was born on March 12, 1916, in New Holstein, daughter of the late Frank and Mathilda {Schwarz} Wagner. She married Gregory C. Geiser on April 28, 1937 at St. Gregory Catholic Church in St. Nazianz. He preceeded her in death on Feb. 25, 1987. She farmed with her husband in the Town of Chilton until their retirement. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton, the Christian Mothers, and the daughters of Isabella.

Survivors include five children, La Verne {Martin} Schmidt of Chilton, Janice Gary of Madison, Harold {June} Geiser of Cecil, Fr. Allen Geiser of Askeaton, Donald {Mary Beth} Geiser of Hilbert; a daughter-in-law, Shirley Geiser of Amberg; 15 grandchildren, Duane {Dawn} Schmidt of Appleton, Cindy Kilgas of Chilton, Tim {Pat} Schmidt of Chilton, Greg {Deborah} Schmidt of Chilton, Kevin Schmidt of Chilton, Jeff {Jane} Geiser of Kiel, Debbie Steffen of Johnsburg, Chris {Mary Beth} Geiser of Belgium, Jennifer {Mark} Heck of Green Bay, Jessica Geiser of Milwaukee, Gregory {Julia} Geiser of Green Bay, Andrew Geiser of Cecil, Marie Geiser of Hilbert, Kari Geiser of Hilbert, Erica Geiser of Hilbert; 21 great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Violet {Alois} Geiser of Chilton; a step-sister, Rosalinda Schnell of Manitowoc; a step-brother, Wilbert {Helen} Woelfel of Valders, two sisters-in-law, Veronica Wagner of St. Nazianz, Alvina Wagner of St. Nazianz; and a step-sister-in-law, Ann Woelfel of DePere. She was also preceeded in death by a son Michael Geiser, a son-in-law, Robert Gary; two grandchildren, Julie Geiser, John Kilgas; two brothers, Alex and Fred Wagner.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton, the Rev. Allen Geiser as officiant. Entombment followed in the Knollwood Mausoleum in Manitowoc.

Weiting Funeral Home, Chilton, assisted the family.


Anna C. Grittner - Chilton Times Sept. 15, 1994
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Anna C. Grittner, 93, of 426 East Brooklyn Street, Chilton, died on Thursday Sept 15, 1994 at Calumet Medical Center in Chilton.

She was born on April 19, 1901 in Auburndale, Wisconsin, daughter of the late Joseph and Barbara {Mayer} Peter.

She married Carl F. Grittner on May 13, 1930 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Auburndale. She had farmed in the town of Charlestown with her husband for many years.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Chilton and the Christian Mother's.

Survivors include three daughters and a son in law., Florence and Cliff Moehn of Chilton, Helen Grittner, Chilton, Rose Peter of West Bend; four grandchildren, Ken and Sue Moehn, Steven and Peggy Moehn, Linda and Larry Engel, Robert and Patricia Moehn, five great grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara Hartle, Marshfield, Rose Brost, Stratford; a sister in law Mary Peter, Auburndale and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Carl on July 4, 1987, also by a son in law, Ralph Peter, a brother Matt Peter and a sister, Martha Ott.

Funeral services will be at 5:30pm on Monday, Sept 19, 1994 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton, with the Rev. Gary New S.D.S. officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Wieting Funeral Home in Chilton from 2pm on Monday, until 5pm, when family prayers will be held.


Carl F. Grittner
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Carl F. Grittner, 92, 426 E. Brooklyn St., Chilton, died Saturday, July 4, 1987, at home. He was born June 20, 1894 in Chilton, son of the late Joseph and Martha {Weisner} Grittner.

On May 13, 1930, he married Anna Peter at St. Mary Catholic Church near Rhinelander.

He was employed at the former Reinkober Bottling Co., Chilton; the former Christoph Farms of Chilton; and was a janitor at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Chilton, for 13 yrs.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Chilton, and its Holy Name Society.

Survivors are his wife; three daughters: Helen and Mrs.Clifford {Florence} Moehn, both of Chilton, and Mrs. Ralph {Rose} Peter of Kewaskum, four grandchildren: and four great grandchildren. Two sisters and five brothers preceded him in death.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Tuesday at St. Augustine's Catholic Church in Chilton. The Rev. Paul Brick was the celebrant. Burial was in St. Mary's Parish Cemetery, Chilton. The Wieting-Schneider Funeral Home of Chilton assisted the family with arrangements.


Emil J. Gerner - Appleton Post Crescent - May 10, 1958
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Emil J. Gerner, 63, died Friday at his home in Garnet, Calumet county after a long illness. He was born October 10, 1894, in the town of Brothertown.

Funeral Services will be at 10 o'clock Monday morning at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Jericho, with burial in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the Erbe-Hoffmann Funeral Home, Chilton, after noon Sunday. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 8 o'clock Sunday night.

Survivors are his wife {Louisa Freund}; seven children: Corbin and Donald, Fond du Lac; Lester, Baltimore,Md.; Emmet, Chilton; Elroy, Stockbridge; Sylvester, Brothertown, and Robert, Campbellsport; Two daughters, Mrs. Alfred Harlow {Laurelda} and Mrs. Robert Barta {Betty}, both of Kewaunee, and 27 grandchildren.


Frances Gilles - Chilton Times - Stockbridge - July 5, 1930 - pg. 2
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Mrs. Francis Gilles passed away suddenly at her home north of the village, at four thirty Monday morning. The deceased was before her marriage, Frances Schroven, daughter of John and Mary Schroven. She was born at Stockbridge, May 28, 1880. She grew to womanhood here and on August 1st, 1899, she was united in marriage to Math. Gillis, of Brothertown, going directly to the farm where she since resided. Mr. Gilles passed away twelve years ago. They had no children of their own, but have cared for and brought to manhood, Thomas Stilp, who has made his home there for twenty-three years. Mrs. Gilles has been an asthma sufferer for many years. Last Tuesday, she became ill with pleurisy, which developed into bronchial pneumonia. In her weak condition she was unable to combat the disease, and passed away as above stated. Mrs. Gilles was a highly respected woman, a good neighbor, well liked by everyone. Her sudden passing was a shock to the community, as well as to her relatives. She is survived by two brothers, John and and Joe of Stockbridge, and four sisters, Mrs. Kate Tremmel, of Greenville, Mrs. Emma Schilling, of Plymouth, Mrs. Tina Hemauer and Mrs. Ann Schoen, of Stockbridge. The funeral will be held Wednesday, at 9:00 a.m. From St. Mary's church. Interment in St. Mary's cemetery. The many friends of the family extend sympathy to the bereaved relatives.


Mary Gilles - Chilton Times - January 21, 1960
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Mrs. Mary Gilles, Stockbridge, died Saturday morning at Calumet Memorial Hospital following a 2-month illness. She was 81. Mrs. Gilles was born at Lomira on July 8, 1878 the daughter of Mathew and Barbara Propson. She was married to John Gilles June 16, 1904 at St. Elizabeth's Church, Kloten. The deceased was a member of the Christian Mothers Society at St. Mary's Church, Stockbridge. She is survived by three sons, Gregory, Hayton, Norbert, Stockbride, and Arthur of Renada, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Theodore Meyer, Stockbridge, and Mrs. Orville Huck, Taycheedah; 18 grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; four brothers, Albert, Newton, Mathew, Fond du Lac, August and Jospeh, Chilton; and one sister, Mrs. Jacob Veit, Chilton. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's by Rev. William Willinger, pastor. Burial was in the church cemetery.


Peter Gilles - Fond du Lac Daily Reporter - Calumetville - Thursday, May 26, 1904 - pg. 2
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Peter Gilles, who has been sick for some time, was taken to St. Agnes hospital Fond du Lac in an ambulance Tuesday. The community sympathizes with the family and hope to see him return improved in health.

Chilton Times, Brothertown {May 26, 1904}, May 28, 1904

P.J. Gilles was taken ill suddenly on Monday morning after returning from the creamery with milk. Dr. Schoofs, of Johnsburg, was called and it was decided that an operation was necessary and he was taken to the St. Agnes' hospital at Fond du Lac yesterday where an operation will be performed. His trouble is the result of a sever jamming that he received from a vicious bull some six or eight years ago.

Chilton Times, Brothertown {June 1, 1904}, June 4, 1904

Peter J. Gilles who was taken ill on May 23 and conveyed to the hospital at Fond du Lac the following day for an operation, died on the morning of the 25th from a complication of diseases, before an operation could be performed. His remains were brought home Wednesday and were buried from the Catholic church at Jericho on Thursday at 9a.m. He leaves two sons, four daughters and a large circle of near relatives to mourn his sudden demise. Peter was a resident of this town over forty years and was always known as a good citizen, a kind and loving husband and father, an obliging neighbor and one of our most progressive farmers. The heartfelt sympathy of the entire community is extended to the sadly bereaved relatives.


Helen Gilles - Chilton Times - Brothertown - May 14, 1898
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Died, at her home, Tuesday morning at 9:30, Miss Helen, daughter of Peter J. Gilles, of quick consumption. Miss Gilles had been ailing for about two years. She had been at work at Fond du Lac this spring and returned home only last week. She was up and ate her breakfast with the family and wrote a letter to a friend at Fond du Lac. Then she complained of being dizzy and partially blind and dropped away as if going to sleep. She was 23 years old and a young lady who was loved and respected by all who became acquainted with her. In her sudden death, she leaves a father, two brothers and three sisters to mourn. Her funeral will probably take place from the Catholic church at Jericho, of which she was a devoted member, Thursday.


Matthias Gilles - Chilton Times - Stockbridge - {May 29, 1918} - June 1, 1918
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Math Gilles, who has been in poor health for some time, died at his home one mile north of Stockbridge on Thursday afternoon, aged 44 years. The funeral will be held on Monday morning. Obituary next week.

Chilton Times - Stockbridge - June 8, 1918

Math. Gilles, one of our highly respected citizens, passed away on Thursday last after several months' illness at the age of 45 years, 8 months and 30 days. Matthew Gilles was born in Brothertown, Aug. 3rd, 1872. On Aug. 1, 1899 he was married to Miss Frances Schroven of Stockbridge. After their marriage they lived at Harrison until their purchase of the farm, one mile north of the village on which they since lived. For the past year he has been in poor health and last winter his illness developed into tuberculosis. He leaves to mourn his untimely death a heart broken wife and one brother, John, of this place, and three sisters, Mrs. Peter Ecker of South Stockbridge, Mrs. Edward Steinmetz of Fond du Lac and Mrs. George Baus of St. Cloud besides a host of friends who extend their sympathy to sorrowing relatives. The funeral was held on Monday from St. Mary's church of which he was a member. Those from outside in attendance at the funeral were Mr. And Mrs. Edw. Steinmetz of Fond du Lac, Mrs. Geo. Baus of St. Cloud, Mr. and Mrs. John Zahringer of Gresham, Mr. And Mrs. Mike Tremmel and daughters, Lessie and Marie and son, Joseph, of Hortonville, John Tremmel, Mrs. Peter Heimermann and daughter, Lena, of Appleton, Rev. Edw. J. Meyer, Mrs. And Mrs. Frank Schilling, and Miss Reinhardt of Plymouth, John Koehn and wife and Jos. Koehn of Little Chute, Anton Koehn and Mrs. Carl Becker of Sherwood, Joseph Heimermann and Cyrus Heimermann, wife and son, Mike, of Marytown.


John Gilles - Chilton Times - Stockbridge - {April 29, 1920} May 1, 1920
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John Gilles passed away at his home Thursday noon. Obituary next week.

Chilton Times - Stockbridge - May 8, 1920

A respected citizen of Stockbridge passed away when John Gilles left this world Thursday noon, April 29. John Gilles was born in the town of Brothertown, Aug. 9, 1868, being 51 years, 8 months and 20 days old at the time of his death. He grew to manhood on his father's farm and in early manhood he was married to Mary Propson, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Math. Propson of South Stockbridge. They started housekeeping on a nearby farm where they lived three years, then Mr. Gilles health failing, they left the farm and moved into Chilton city. After he grew better he again purchased a farm, which was located east of Quinney. Three years ago they purchased the Anton Petrie farm on the Old Road where he passed away. Mr. Gilles was an honest, upright man, a good neighbor and a kind husband and father. He was a very energetic man but has been greatly handicapped by ill health. Last fall he suffered a severe attack of pneumonia which left him in such a weakened condition he has been confined to bed most of the time for the past several months. He leaves besides his wife, five children, Gregory, Norbert, Hilda, Irma, and Arthur, also three sisters, Mrs. Peter Ecker of Stockbridge, Mrs. Ed. Steinmetz, Fond du Lac, and Mrs. George Baus of St. Cloud. One brother Matt. preceded him in death a year ago. The funeral was held Saturday from St. Mary's church, Stockbridge.


Clark A. Gabelt - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - June 1, 1999 - p. A2
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Clark Andrew Gabelt, age 32, of Chilton and formerly of Cross Plains, died on Saturday, May 29, 1999 of injuries from an automobile accident.

He was born Nov. 8, 1966 in Madison to Gary and Barbara {Geiser} Gabelt. Clark was currently employed as an independent insurance agent for Greater Insurance Service Corp. working in northeastern Wisconsin and the Fox River Valley.

Clark is survived by his parents; a brother; a nephew; two grandparents; aunts and uncles; cousins, friends and work relationships.

Clark was preceded in death by grandparents, Frank Gabelt and Madeline Gasier.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 2, 1999, at St. Mary's Pine Bluff Catholic Church. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1, 1999, at St. Mary's Pine Bluff Catholic Church and from 10 a.m. on Wednesday until the time of services at the church.

The family suggests memorials be made to; St. Mary's Pine Bluff Church Restoration, Cross Plains, Wis. 53528; Wisconsin Eye Bank Foundation or the charitable organization of your choice.


Michael L. Goggins
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Michael L. Goggins, prominent farmer and highly respected citizen of this community for the past half a century passed away at the home of his son, Patrick, near Kloten early on Saturday morning following a short illness, death being attributed to heart trouble. Mr. Goggins had not been in the best of health for the past two years, suffering heart attacks now and then, but was able to be out and around after each brief period of time. About two weeks ago he was stricken with a heart ailment and his condition became so critical that members of his family realized that there was no hope for his recovery. He passed away quietly and peacefully, without any visible appearance of suffering, alleviating to some extent the deep and poignant sorrow of his wife and children, who realize that his was a happy death.

Michael Goggins was born in the town of Russell, Sheboygan county on December 4, 1853, spending his boyhood on a farm in that community. On November 19, 1878, he was united in marriage to Jane Cain at St. Anna and immediately settled on a farm in Chilton town, now known as the Michael Gruber Jr. homestead. They lived here for two years and moved on to a farm in the town of Stockbridge which was their home for six years. In 1886 Mr. Goggins purchased the homestead in Chilton upon which they lived for twenty-six years, selling that farm in 1912 and purchasing the farm near Kloten now owned by his son Patrick. A few years ago Mr. Goggins disposed of the Kloten homestead to Patrick and moved to Fond du Lac to live with his daughter Mrs. Henry Hajenga, returning here last winter to make his home with his son Patrick and with others of his children in this city, spending most of his time on the homestead.

He was the father of ten children, nine of whom with his widow survive him. They are Dr. J. W. Goggins, Attorney Geo. M. Goggins of this city, Patrick of Kloten, Walter of Oshkosh, Mrs. Philip Peil of this city, Mrs. Eldred Moehrke of Milwaukee, Mrs. John A. Dillon of Green Bay, Mrs. Louis Loehr of Calumet Harbor and Mrs. Henry Hajenga of Fond du Lac. He is survived by eleven grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Jackson of Oshkosh and Mrs. Anna Ryan of this city. On November 19th, 1928, Mr. and Mrs. Goggins observed their Golden Wedding anniversary at the home of their son, Dr. J. W. Goggins of this city. At that time members of their family were present and other relatives and friends rejoiced with them in the celebration of that happy event. Mr. Goggins lived a good and useful life. He raised and educated a large family of sons and daughters in a manner that left him scant time to wander from the path of duty and in his declining years felt amply rewarded by their achievement s. His funeral was held on Monday morning at 10:00 o'clock from St. Augusine's church: a large congregation of relatives and friends coming from all sections to the last rites. Rev. Father J. E. Meagher officiated and burial was made in the family lot in St. Augustine's cemetery, the local court of the Catholic Order of Forresters, of which he was a charter member, attending in a body.


Ellen {Quinn} Goggins - Died - March 31, 1905
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Sudden Death

The sudden death of Mrs. Ellen Goggins, which occurred at 8:30 p.m. Friday evening of apoplexy, was a shock to her family, relatives and friends. Mrs. Goggins was in her usual good health during the day and in the afternoon her neighbor, Mrs. Vanderberg visited with her. About 5 p.m. her sons, Mathew and James came in from the woods and she prepared the evening meal for them.

Shortly after 6 o'clock, while talking with her sons, she complained that her head bothered her, and later on she asked them to help her to her bed, saying the pain in her head was unbearable. Two hours later she died. Ellen Quinn was born in County Louth, Ireland, May 15, 1827. She came to America in 1846 and located in New York State, where a year later she married Bernard Goggins. In 1852 they came to Wisconsin and located in the town of Russell, Sheboygan, where they remained until 1877, when they purchased a farm in the town of Chilton, three miles west of this city. In December 1878, her husband died and since that time she has kept house for her sons Mathew and James. Mrs. Goggins was one of the most popular elderly ladies in this vicinity. She was strongly affectionate to her family and to her friends and her unruffled manner and keen enjoyment of all the good there is in life made it a joy to meet her. She was a devout Catholic and practiced her religion with fervency that could not but impress one of her sincerity. The funeral took place on Monday from St. Augustine's church and was an unusually large one, being attended by friends from all parts of the county. Those from outside who were present were: Mrs. Thos. Jackson of Shioct, John Goggins and his wife from Milwaukee, Mrs. Charles Goggins of Kaukauna, Thos. Grogan, George Keenan Jr., Wm. Cain and wife, Patrick Cain and wife, John Cain and wife, Mrs. John Delahunt, Mrs. James Frankman and son Bernard, Dennis Harkins and wife, Miss Alica Smith of Russell, Thos. Cain and wife of Greenbush, John Grogan, Jas. Goggins and wife of Stockbridge, Mrs. Geo. Dubois of Neenah, Mrs. Geo. J. Wisem of Milwaukee. Five sons and three daughters are left to mourn the death of their mother.


Guttmann Child - Manitowoc's - Der Nord Westen - March 10, 1892
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Death in Brillion of a small child of Mr. Paul Guttmann. The little body was buried on Tuesday.


John Gellengs - July 22, 1972
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John Gellengs, 83, of 1709 Wisconsin Ave., New Holstein, died Saturday night at his home following an apparent heart attack.

A resident of New Holstein four years, he was born April 30, 1889 in St. Nazianz, a son of the late John and Catherine Mueller Gellengs.

Mr. Gellengs farmed until retiring to New Holstein.

He married the former Clara Ehlenbeck on Oct. 22, 1940 at Holy Hill. She died in 1971.

He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, New Holstein, and its Holy Name Society.

Survivors include a step-daughter, Miss Alfreda Ehlenbeck, at home, and a brother, Alois, Manitowoc.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 9:45 a.m. at the Erbe-Evjen Funeral Home, New Holstein, and at 10:45 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, the Rev. Ralph Hermsen, pastor, celebrant of the requiem Mass. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 p.m. Tuesday until the hour of services.

A Holy Name Rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. and a wake at 8 Tuesday at the funeral home.


Conrad Gruber - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - March 1, 1934
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Hold Last Rites For Conrad Gruber In Town Chilton

Chilton - The funeral of Conrad Gruber, 80, who died at the home of his son, George, in the town of Chilton Friday night was held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic church. The Rev. H.E. Hunck officiated and burial was made in St. Mary's cemetery.

Six grandsons, Arthur, Ervin, Norman amd Roland Gruber, Norbert and Arthur Geiser, were pallbearers.

Relatives and friends from away who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. John Michels, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hertel and Joseph Hertel, Sheboygan; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Dhein, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Keuler, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bruckner, Mrs. Albert Richart and Mr. and Mrs. Claude Wilberscheid of Kiel; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Koehler and sons, Norbert and Peter, Walter Vollmer, John Weber, Matt Kees, Joseph Mirsberger and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Weber, St. John; Mrs. Frank Mulvaney, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Herr, town of Meemie; Mrs. Matt Propson and son, Leo, and daughter Irene, Fond du Lac; Mrs. Helen Paulus, Freedom; and Mr. and Mrs. Max Rauch, St. Nazianz; and many relatives and friends of the town of Charlestown and vicinity.


Mark A. Groh - July 14, 1995
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Mark A. Groh, 39, of 2026 Main St., Apt. A, New Holstein, died at his home Friday, July 14, 1995.

He was born July 23, 1955 in Manitowoc, a son of Edward F. and Betty Mathes Groh II.

He attended Campbellsport HIgh School and was a machine operator at Amerequip Corporation in New Holstein.

Survivors include his parents, Edward and Betty of New Holstein; two sons, Anthony and Shawn Groh of West Bend; five brothers, Steven of New Holstein, Christ {Dawn} of Mayville, Terry {Barbara} of Elkhart Lake, Edward {Cathy} Groh III of West Allis, and Scott of New Holstein; three sisters, Debra Ebert of Sheboygan, Traci Groh and Kelly Groh, both of New Holstein; and seven nephews and nine nieces.

Memorial services were held at Erbe-Evjen Funeral Home in New Holstein. Cremation has taken place.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested.


Hugh E. Goggins - Oshkosh Northwestern - Saturday - April 23, 1994 - p. C4 - c. 2
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Van Dyne - Hughe E. Goggins, age 63, of Van Dyne, Died Thursday evening, April 21, 1994 at his home. He was born on Oct. 13, 1930 in Chilton, the son of Patrick and Anna Duffy Goggins. Hugh married Kathy Petrie on Dec. 30, 1950 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge, WI.

Hugh was employed by Vulcan Materials as a heavy equipment operator for many years. He was a member of St. John Catholic Church, the Usher's Club, and the Florian Lampert VFW Post 1908. He served in the U.S. Air Force in 1947 and in 1949 in Germany during the Berlin Air Lift. Hugh later served in the U.S. Army in 1953-54 during the Korean Conflict.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy, of Oshkosh; two brothers: Robert {Joan} Goggins, of New Prague, Minn; George {Delores} Goggins, of Waupaca; one sister: Mary {Don} Brooks, of Oshkosh; and many nieces and nephews.

Hugh was preceded in death by his parents and twin sister, Ellen Rose Goggins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 25, 1994 at 10:30 a.m. in St. John Catholic Church. Rev. William Van De Kreeke will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Stockbridge, WI. Friends may call on Sunday, April 24, 1994 from 4-8 p.m. and Monday morning from 9-10 a.m. in the Poklasny Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m.. Sunday evening at the funeral home.

A memorial in Hugh's memory has been established. Poklasny Funeral Home 870 W. South Park Ave. 235-1170.


Kathleen H. Goggins - Appleton Post-Crescent - Tuesday - September 15, 1998 - p. B4 - c. 1 & 2
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Kathleen H. Goggins, age 68, recently of Silver Creek Manor, 150 Douglas St., Ripon, died Sunday, September 13, 1998 at Berlin Memorial Hospital where she donated her eyes to the Wisconsin Lions Eye Bank. She was born July 13, 1930 in Stockbridge, a daughter to Ben and Dorothy {Schumacher} Petrie. She attended Stockbridge St. Mary’s Grade School and graduated from Stockbridge High School. On December 30, 1950 she married Hugh Goggins at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Stockbridge. Kathleen had been a nursing assistant for over 30 years at Winnebago State Hospital prior to moving to Green Lake three years ago. She was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Green Lake, C.C.W., Homemakers and the Willis- Chapel American Legion Auxiliary of Green Lake. She is survived by a sister, Lucy Schwarz, Green Lake; three brothers: Frank {Ann} Petrie, Fremont, California; David {Joan} Petrie, Sherwood; and James {Virginia} Petrie, New Holstein; and an aunt, Polly Cazel, California. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh in 1994 and her parents. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 15, 1998 from 4 until 7:30 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:30 at the Butzin-Marchant Funeral Home, Ripon and again on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass at the church. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 1998 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Green Lake with the Rev. John R. Dowd officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Stockbridge.

A memorial has been established. Butzin-Marchant Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Walter J. Graf - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - January 2, 1975
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Funeral services for Walter J. {Denny} Graf, 66, of 615 Fremont St., Kiel, owner and operator of Denny's Center Tavern for 44 years, who died Tuesday morning at the Heritage Nursing Home, Sheboygan, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Meiselwitz Funeral Home, Kiel.

The Rev. Roger Zach, OFM Cap., will officiate. Burial will be in SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery, Kiel.

He was born Dec. 2, 1908 in Kiel, a son of the late Albert and Emma Klauck Graf. He attended Kiel public schools and graduated in 1927.

On April 10, 1939, he married Marie Maltby at Stockbridge. After marriage the couple resided in Kiel. His wife died Marcy 12, 1969.

On Nov 29, 1971, he married Katherine Duecker at Mt. Calvary.

He was a member of the Kiel and Manitowoc County Tavern Leagues, Manitowoc Tribe 49 of the Improved Order of Redmen, and its 24-Hour Club. He was a past great sachum of the Wisconsin Redmen Tribe.

Survivors are his widow; a daughter, Mrs. Ronald {Sue Ann}Reichwaltdt of Manitowoc; three sons, Brother Michael OFM, Cap., of Appleton, James of Sheboygan and Charles of Kiel; a step-son Kurt Duecker of Sheboygan; two step daughters, Mrs. Ronald {Mary Lorenz of Tampa, Fla., and Mrs. Thomas {Diane} Morton of Neenah; three grandchildren and five step-grandchildren, and two brothers, Harvey and Robert, both of Kiel.

A brother preceded him in death.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today where members of the Redmen Lodge will hold a memorial service at 7 this evening.


Michael Gruber - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - September 18, 1934
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Michael Gruber is Laid to Rest After Rites at Chilton

Chilton -- Funeral services for Michael Gruber, aged 75, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joseph Schwabenlander at St. John Friday at 5:30 a.m., were held at St. Mary's church here Monday at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. H. E. Hunck officiated and burial was made in the church cemetery.

Mr. Gruber was born in Bavaria, Germany, April 5, 1859, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Gruber. He came to this country in 1880 and settled on a farm in the Town of Charlestown. In 1886 he was married to Miss Margaret Koehler of the Town of Charlestown. The couple located on the farm now owned by John Weber. Five years later Mr. Gruber bought the farm now owned by Nick Kampfer in the Town of Chilton and the family resided there until 1932, when Mrs. Gruber died and Mr. Gruber went to St. John to reside with his daughter.

Survivors are: three sons, John of Visalia, Cal., George and Michael of the town of Chilton; five daughters, Mrs. Philip Nett of Jericho, Mrs. Joseph Schwabenlander, St. John; Mrs. Peter Breit, Neshota; Mrs. John Schaback and Mrs. Anton Raminger of the Town of Chilton; 40 grandchildren, a brother, George of Bavaria, Germany, and two sisters, Mrs. John Michels of Sheobygan and Sister M. Wolfgang of Mankato, Minn. One daughter, Mrs. William Weber, died in 1918.

Besides the children, all of whom attended the services, out-of-town persons at the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. John Michels and Selina Weber of Sheboygan, Mrs. and Mrs. Andrew Dhein and daughter, Genrose, of Kiel, Mrs. and Mrs. John Gebhard of Green Bay, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Dreis, Miss M?? M? of Milwaukee, Mrs. and Mrs. Joseph Schwabenlander, St. John and Mrs. Albert Richart of St. Anna.


Margaret {Koehler} Gruber - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - March 19, 1932
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Mrs. Gruber Of Chilton Dies As Result Of Illness

Chilton -- Mrs. Michael Gruber, 70, passed away on Friday morning at their home at Chilton, following a brief illness. She resided on Washington street.

Mrs. Gruber, formerly Margaret Kehler, was born in town Charlestown. She is survived by her husband and the following children: Mrs. Philip Nett, Mrs. John Schabach, Mrs. Peter Bret, Mrs. Joseph Schwabenlander and Mrs. Anton Ramminger, all of whom are of Calumet county, and by three sons, George and Michael in Calumet county, and John in California.

The funeral will probably be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's church in Chilton.


Michael Gruber - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - May 31, 1963
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Michael Gruber, 72, of R 3, Chilton, died at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at his farm home where he had lived for 48 years.

Born July 30, 1890 in the Town of Chilton, he was a son of the late Michael and Margaret {Koehler} Gruber. He attended St. Mary's Catholic School in Chilton as a child and had been a farmer all his life.

His marriage to Miss Leona Nennig was performed Sep 22, 1915 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Chilton. He was a member of that parish and its Holy Name Society.

Survivors are his wife, five sons, Norbert, of Milwaukee, Wallace of Seward, Alaska, Alois of Chilton, Lee of Valders, and Clarence on the homestead farm, 15 grandchildren, two brothers, George of Chilton and John of Visalia, Calif., and four sisters, Mrs. Philip Nett of Jericho, Mrs. Catherine Schaback of Chilton, Mrs. Anton Ramminger of New Holstein and Mrs. Theresa Schwarbenlander of Hilbert.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Chilton following family rites at 9:30 a.m. at the Erbe Hoffmann Funeral Home in Chilton. The Rev. Henry Schmidt will be celebrant of the requiem Mass and burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home until the time of services. A parish vigil will be held there at 8 o'clock tonight.


Margaret Gilsdorf - The Sheboygan Press - April 1, 1921
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Sleepinc Sickness Claims Victim

The sleeping sickness or Encephalitis Lethargica, as it is called in medical profession, claimed its first victim in this county when on Monday morning at 6:30 o’clock Mrs. Joseph Gilsdorf passed away at the age of 27 years.

These cases have been reported all over the civilized world, the first reports came apparently from Italy and Austria. In England it was made the object of extensive investigation by the Local Government Board. In this country, there have been reports in literature from widely separated places. It is a new disease and this was the first one in this vicinity. The first symptoms were that she had neuralgia and pains in the head; after several days brain symptoms manifested themselves.

The attending physician recognized the nature of her illness when called for consultation on Friday, and called in an Appleton physician who also diagnosed the case as the sleeping sickness, he having a few cases of this nature.

Everything in medical power was done to revive her but of no avail. She rallied at times until early Monday when she passed to her early reward. Mrs. Joe. Gilsdorf, nee Margaret Denzel, was born August 5th, 1893, at Kaukauna. At the age of four months her parents moved to St. John. She was married to Joseph Gilsdorf on October 28, 1919, at St. John and since that time resided on the Gilsdorf farm in this village.

The funeral will take place Thursday morning at 10:00 o'clock from the house. Her funeral will be pathetic beyond expression, for not one as the last good-byes shall be said but will feel that a loss has been sustained for which there is no compensation.

She is survived by her husband, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Denzel, and one sister, Mary.

Services will be held at 10:30 at St. Mary’s church with interment in St. Mary’s cemetery. - Hilbert Favorite

Mr. and Mrs. Gilsdorf were residents of this village about a year ago.


Martin Gebhart - No Newspaper Listed - 1943
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Dies at Home Of Daughter

Martin Gebhart passed away at six o'clock last Thursday evening at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Gross at St. Anna. He had been ill for the past seven weeks.

Mr. Gebhart was born September 24, 1858, in Austria, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wenzel Gebhart.

Survivors are 4 sons and 4 daughters, namely: John J. of Charlesburg, Joseph of Milwaukee, Henry of Charlesburg, and Leo of West Bend, Mrs. Adolph Gross of St. Anna, Mrs. Henry Possley of Erie, Illinois, Mrs. Joseph Mayer of Chilton, and Sister M. Amabilia of Chicago, and 15 grandchildren and the following sisters and brothers, Mrs. Ted Hintgen and Mrs. John Ambrose of North Dakota, and Joe and Adam Gebhart. His wife preceded him in death nine years ago. He was a retired farmer.

Funeral services were conducted on Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock at the Erbe-Hoffmann Funeral Home in New Holstein, and at 10 o'clock services were held at the St. Charles church in Charlesburg, with the Rev. Leo F. Finder officiating. Burial was made in the St. Charles cemetery.


Gustave Guenther - No Newspaper Listed - 1925
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Gustave Guenther, 59, ex-mayor of Chilton, and well known all over the state as secr {hole in paper} the German Krieg {hole in paper} Wisconsin, for the past 25 years, passed away suddenly at his home in Chilton on Sunday night, death being due to heartstroke. Mr. Guenther was the founder and organizer of the state society of German war veterans and also an official in the state skat league. He was a good German speaker and in former years was often called upon to make addresses at gatherings of the Kriegerbund or on other occasion.

Mr. Guenther was born in Schlesien, Germany, December 9th, 1865, and after being grown to manhood was a non-commissioned officer in the German army. After coming to America he resided a short time at Hayton and New Holstein, later making his home in Chilton, where he has since resided. He was employed as grain buyer {too light} the Knauf Estate.

The survivers are his widow, nee Franke, two daughters and three sons. Dr. E. O. {too light} ??enther of Kiel is a son of the deceased.

The funeral will take place on Thursday afternoon at 1:30, Rev. Wm. Arpke of the Reformed church officiating.


H. C. Greve - No Newspaper Listed - May 14, 1936
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H. C. Greve, New Holstein, aged 82, died as a result of injuries when the sedan in which he was riding collided with a farm truck driven by Raymond Horneck, just nortwest of Ada on highway 32 at 8:30 Wednesday morning of this week. He died soon after being brought to the Memorial hospital at Sheboygan. Also in the car were Dr. A. C. Engel, Mrs. H. C. Greve, and William Grimsmann, 71, all of New Holstein. Dr. Engel suffered fractured ribs and bruises. Mrs. Greve, the dead man's wife, sustained a broken left leg, and was unconscious late in the afternoon. Mr. Grimsmann suffered scalp wounds.

Mr. Horneck sustained broken ribs and bruises and lacerations. With him was his 3-year-old son, who was thrown from the car, but was not badly injured. The entire party was rushed to the Memorial hospital. First aid was administered on the scene by Dr. A. Sieker of Ada, who was quickly summoned. Present shortly after the accident was Albert Deibele of E. F. Geier Co., Inc., of this city, accompanied by Monfred Moritz. He assisted Dr. Sieker and saw the people placed in the ambulance. He was unaware of the identity of the people, but said when he came back to Kiel that all of the party were badly injured.

The accident occurred when the Engel car, enroute to Sheboygan, crashed into the rear of the Horneck truck which was crossing the highway. Dr. Engel was taking Mr. and Mrs. Greve to Sheboygan to bring back their daughter, Mrs. Linda Pfingsten, who had been taking treatments there. Mr. Grimsmann accompanied them to visit his wife, a patient there. According to the Sheboygan county coroner, no inquest would be held.

Mr. Greve had been a resident of New Holstein since 1911, when he retired from the farm. He was born March 22, 1854, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Claus C. Greve. He was married to Miss Anna Hansen in November, 1878. Besides his wife, he is survived by Mrs. Pfingsten, a daughter. Funeral arrangements had not been made late Wednesday afternoon.

The body was brought to New Holstein Wednesday afternoon by the Erbe-Hoffmann Co. ambulance.


Mrs. John Greuel - No Newspaper Listed - 1921
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Meets Tragic Death

Mrs. John Greuel, residing in the town of Brothertown, near Marytown, was the victim of a horrible accident last Friday forenoon. In attempting to start a fire in the heating stove she poured kerosene onto the fuel from a can. The flames instantly shot up, causing the can to explode, the burning oil setting fire to her clothes. Mrs. Greuel was so terribly burned about the body that there was no hope for her recovery, and she succumbed to her injuries Saturday evening at 7 o'clock. Mr. Greuel was not at home at the time of the accident.

The couple was married eight years, and have three children. The funeral took place on Tuesday morning, services being held at St. Mary's church in Marytown, Rev. Stehling officiating. There was a very large attendance, the deceased being well known in the vicinity, where she had many friends, who deeply deplore her tragic and untimely death.


John Gilles - Oconto County Reporter - Oconto, WI - Thursday - September 21, 1944 - p. 10 - c. 3

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Aged County Resident Dies Friday; Age 96

John Gilles, 96, one of the oldest residents of Oconto county, died in Lena at the home of his son, Frank, with whom he had been living. Death occurred Friday morning from diseases incident to old age. The deceased was born in Fond du Lac Nov. 24, 1847, and he had lived in Oconto county the past 43 years. His wife preceded him in death 51 years ago.

Survivors beside his son are three daughters, Mrs. O.A. Brohaugh, Laurel, Mont.; Mrs. Jake Schoenborn, Kiel, Wis., and Mrs. Nathan Dick, Bridgeton, N.J.; 25 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at St. Charles Catholic church in Lena Monday morning at ten o’clock, the Rev. E.H. Vassiere officiating. Burial was at Jericho, Wis. The Steffen Funeral home had charge of funeral arrangements. Pallbearers were Bernard Schraufnagel, George Greenwood, Rudolph Niquett, Ralph Hansel, John Otradovec and Lee Yost.

Chilton Times-Journal - Thursday - September 28, 1944 - p. 3 - c. 4

Hold Funeral Rites for John Gilles, 96


Funeral rites for John Gilles, 96, former resident of Jericho, who passed away at Lena on Friday, Sept. 15, were held Monday morning, Sept. 18, at the Steffen Funeral Home, Lena, Wis., and at 10 o’clock at St. Charles church there. Burial took place in Holy Trnity church cemetery at Jericho.

Rev. Edward Wagner officiated at the grave. Mr. Gilles was born Nov. 24, 1847, in Fond du Lac county. He had been making his home with his daughter at Kiel for several years before moving to Lena. His wife preceded him in death 51 years ago.

Survivors are 3 daughters and one son. They are: Mrs. O.A. Brohaugh of Laurel, Montana; Mrs. Jacob Schoenborn, Kiel; Mrs. Nathan Dick, Bridgeton, N.J., and Francis Gilles, Lena, Wis. One son and one daughter preceded him in death. Twenty-five grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren also survive, 6 grandsons of whom are in the armed forces. Among those from away who attended the services were Mrs. Nathan Dick and Miss Dolores Dick, Bridgeton, J.J.; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Koehn, Little Chute; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thill and daughters of Stockbridge; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kopf, Chilton; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Steffes, Jericho; Mr. and Mrs. John Steiner, Charlesburg; Mr. and Mrs. Jake Schoenborn and daughter, Clarice, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Schoenborn, and Mrs. Robert Mangan, Kiel, and many others from Oconto, Pound, Kelly Lake, Lena and Fond du Lac.


Mary Agnes {nee Maier} Gilles - Chilton Times - Saturday - January 28, 1893 - p. 8 - c. 2 - Brothertown column - dated January 25
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The funeral of Mrs. Gillis, wife of ex-town treasurer J. {John Joseph} Gillis, took place at Jericho on Monday last.


Anna Greve - No Newspaper Listed
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Mrs. Anna Greve Rites

Special services for Mrs. Anna Greve, who passed away, were held last Monday evening by the American Legion Auixilary{sic}, Kasper Post No. 99.

Present for the last rites Tuesday were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Greve of Loyal; Helmuth Greve of Lawton, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. Peter Neuhaus, Miss Hilda Greve, Mrs. Elizabeth Peterson, Mrs. James Codling, Mrs. Earl Berg, Mrs. Harry Reynolds, and Mrs. Ingwold Eid of Chicago; Miss Lorraine Greve of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Russell Binning and son of Fond du Lac; Harvey Asmus of Fort Atkinson; Mr. and Mrs. Emil Berkhahn of Gresham; Mrs. J. Vormastic and children of Bonduel; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Balza and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Peterson of Appleton; Mrs. John Peterson and Mr. and Mrs. Royal Peterson of Oshkosh; Mr. and Mrs. Norman Peterson of Fond du Lac; Mrs. Leona Peterson and Miss Ruth Peterson of Sheboygan, and many relatives and friends from Kiel and vicinity.

Pallbearers were Harvey Asmus, Henry Balza, Emil Berkhahn, and Clarence, Roy and Norman Peterson.


Marvin R. Grunewald - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - May 6, 1964 - P. 10
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Marvin R. Grunewald, 36, R. 1, New Holstein, died early today at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for the past 2-1/2 weeks.

Born March 7, 1928, in the Town of Rhine, he was a son of William and the late Erna Grunewald, attended the district school, graduating in 1946, and later attended Lakeland College, Sheboygan County Teachers College, and Oshkosh State Teachers College.

He taught at rural schools in Sheboygan County for eight years, and for the past six yeras had been a teacher in the New Holstein Public School system.

On Aug. 26, 1950, he married Lora Zimmermann of the Town of Rhine. The couple lived in the Town of Rhine until moving to thir present home just east of New Holstein.

Mr. Grunewald was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ in New Holstein, and a former consistory member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ in the Town of Rhine where he also taught Sunday School.

Survivors are his widow; two daughters, Kristine and Karla; two sons, David and Dennis; his father, and one sister, Mrs. Vernon Riemer of rural Elkhart Lake. His mother died in June, 1952.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at St. John's United Church of Christ in New Holstein. The Rev. Charles A. Koch, pastor, will officiate and burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery in the Town of Rhine.

Friends may call at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home in Kiel from 3 p.m. Thursday until 1 a.m. Friday, at the church from noon until the services.


Mrs. William Grimsmann - The Sheboygan Press – Tuesday, September 5, 1950 – p. 10
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Mrs. William Grimsmann, 84, passed away at 7 a.m., today, at her home in New Holstein following an illness of three days.

She was born in the town of Schleswig on July 13, 1866, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Meggers. She attending district schools in that township, and in 1889 she was married to William Grimsmann.

Survivors include her husband; one son, Hubert of New Holstein, one grandson; one brother, Andrew, of Canada; and two sisters, Mrs. George Clausen and Emily Meggers, both of Adten, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, at the Erbe Hoffman Funeral home, New Holstein. The Rev. E. L. Worthman of Kiel will officiate, and burial will be made in the New Holstein cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the funeral home from noon, Wednesday, until the hour of services.

The Sheboygan Press – Saturday, September 9, 1950 – p. 8

Funeral services for Mrs. Wm. Grimsmann were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, at the Erbe Hoffmann funeral home in New Holstein with the Rev. E. L. Worthman officiating. Burial was made in the New Holstein cemetery.

Pallbearers were Roman Dreifuerst, Elmer Gartzke, E. John Mueller, Herbert Roeck, Henry Nottling and M. W. Jens.

Among those from out of town who attended the services were Mr. and Mrs. Hatty Meggers of Green Bay; Mr. and Mrs. James Barry and Mrs. Philip Kaiser of Sheboygan; and Mrs. Henry Jochmann of Kiel.


Charles Groschel - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - September 23, 1950 - p. 8
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Charles Groschel, 52, of Stockbridge, died this morning at his home after a nine months’ illness.

He was born in the town of Chilton August 3, 1898, and was married to Ann Mueller. The couple had lived in Stockbridge for the past 28 years.

Mr. Groschel was a member of St. Mary’s church at Stockbridge and of the Holy Name society.

He leaves his wife; five daughters, Mrs. Clarence {Clara} Thiel of Greenleaf, Mrs. Norbert {Evelyn} Thiel of St. John, Mrs. Ray {Olive} Vander Zanden of Little Chute, and Miss Viola and Miss Irene at home; one son, Herbert, at home; seven grandchildren; and four brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at St. Mary’s church at Stockbridge, and burial will be in the parish cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Schumacher Funeral home in Stockbridge.


Maria {nee Jensen} Greve - 1917
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On Thursday morning of last week, Mrs. Maria Greve died in her home in Hinzeville, having reachcd the age of 78 years, 4 months and 17 days from an illness of many years. The deceased, who was born a Jensen, first saw the light of the world on in Suederstabel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, where she grew up.

In the year 1865 she came with her father and sisters to America and directly to the Town of New Holstein, and there she married Mr. Frederick Greve in the year 1868. The couple lived on a farm west of Kiel, until the year 1900, when they turned the farm over to their son Edward, and retired to Hinzeville. Her husband passed away in December of 1913. She leaves behind, two sons and two daughters, three stepdaughters, also one sister and one brother.

The burial was on Saturday afternoon at the New Holstein Cemetery, at the side of her husband.


Lena Geiger - Herald Times Reporter - Manitowoc-Two Rivers - Friday - February 9, 1973
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Miss Lena Geiger, 84, of Brillion, died Thursday following a lingering illness.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Wieting Funeral Home and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Brillion.

Miss Geiger was born May 5, 1888, in the Town of Maple Grove, daughter of the late John and Mary Bruehl Geiger. She clerked at the general store at Brillion for many years.

{Survivors omitted for privacy.}

A sister and two brothers preceded her in death.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday until the time of service Monday. A Wake service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.


Mrs. Bernard Gutheil - No Newspaper Listed
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Called By Death

Mrs. Bernard Gutheil, nee Mattes, aged about 81 years, died last Monday at the home of her son, Waldemar in Milwaukee, and the funeral took place there on Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Gutheil were residents of Kiel some 37 years ago, the former, in company with his brother Louis having operated a brewery, which was located on the present Emil Reichart place.

The deceased was born in Franklin, and lived in Kiel for many years, where she has a large circle of friends. Some years after the death of her husband she moved to Milwaukee with her sons, Waldemar and Bernhard, who survive her.


Johanna Gutheil - No Newspaper Listed - March 20, 1930
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Funeral services for Mrs. Johanna Gutheil, who passed away at her home in Port Edwards {Wood County} Friday of last week at the age of 75, were held at New Holstein Monday of this week, the Rev. A. George Schmid performing the last rites. Kiel people who attended the services were Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Laun, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Heins, Miss Minnie Heins, Mrs. Jessie Mathes, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Ammann, Mrs. Peter Arnold and Mrs. Edwin Fluhr.

The deceased, nee Ree, was born in Fond du Lac May 15, 1853, and when still a child moved to a farm west of New Holstein with her parents. Later they made their home in Schleswig {Manitowoc County}, where Mr. Ree built what is now the H. Buettner and Son store. She was married to Louis Gutheil of Kiel in July, 1874. The couple lived here for a number of years, Mr. Gutheil operating a brewery, on the site of the former Emil Reichert home north of the Brooklyn hall, with his brother Bernhard. Since the death of her husband in 1902 she made her home at Port Edwards.

Mrs. Gutheil is buried beside her husband in the New Holstein cemetery. Until last year his remains had laid in the Rockville cemetery, but they were transferred to New Holstein. An Unusually large number of people were in attendance for the services, among them relatives and acquaintances from Milwaukee, Manitowoc, and Fond du Lac. One of her friends from Fond du Lac, a lady of 82, was present.

Surviving her in the immediate family are Mrs. John Veers of New Holstein and Mrs. Frank McGonigle of Port Edwards, sister and a brother Siegfried Ree of Milwaukee


Ferdinand R. Gutheil - No Newspaper Listed - April 27, 1912
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Ferdinand R. Gutheil at One Time a Prominent Business Man in this City Died at Waukesha

Word reached this city Tuesday that Ferdinand R. Gutheil died at his home in Waukesha on Monday, April 22nd of heart disease. Mr. Gutheil was enjoying his usual good health until about two weeks ago when he was stricken with the sickness from which he died. The deceased was born in Thuringen, Germany, Aug. 28, 1833 and came to America in 1846, locating with other members of the family in the town of Mequon, Ozaukee county, where he resided until 1856 when he moved to Kiel, and in company with his brothers he engaged in the brewing business. While a resident of Kiel he was married to Marie Hayssen, daughter of the late Captain A.G. Hayssen. In 1866 he came to Chilton and established a brewery on the sight{sic} now occupied by the Calumet Brewing company. He disposed of his interest in the Brewery in the early eighties to Nicholas Thomas and shortly after moved to Missouri where he remained a short time and then went further west to Gunnison, Colorads, where he continued in the brewing business. In the early nineties he returned to Wisconsin and engaged in the milling business with his son Arthur, in which he was interested up to the time of his death.

While a resident of Chilton he took an active interest in public affairs and enjoyd the distinction of being the first mayor of the town after its incorporation in 1877. He was also a member of the Chilton Masonic and Odd Fellow lodges and was recognized as one of the leading men of affairs of the town.

He is survived by a widow, one son, Arthur of Waukesha and four daughters, Mrs. Geo. Brickbauer of Plymouth, Mrs. Louis Laun of Elkhart Lake, Mrs. Richard Gove and Mrs. A.F. Bingenheimer of Milwaukee. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at Waukesha and the body was taken to Kiel Thursday for interment.


Marie Gutheil - No Newspaper Listed - March, 1922
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Death claimed Mrs. Marie Gutheil, nee Hayssen, widow of Ferdinand Gutheil, at the home of her son Arthur at Waukesha Tuesday evening. She was born in Germany, Dec. 20, 1841, and reached the age of 80 yrs.

The deceased succumbed to an attack of heart trouble after two days' illness. Mr. and Mrs. Gutheil were old-time residents of the town of Schleswig, residing about two miles east of Kiel, where Mr. Gutheil conducted a brewery for many years. He passed away April 22, 1912, at Waukesha, where they had made their home after leaving here about 25 years ago. The survivors are four daughters and one son, namely: Mrs. Geo. Brickbauer, M.D. of Plymouth; Mrs. Louis Laun of Elkhart Lake, Mrs. Rich. Gove of Berkely, Cal.; Mrs. Alf. Bingenheimer of Couer D'Lane, Idaho, and Arthur Gutheil of Waukesha; also one brother, Fred Hayssen of Madison, and one sister, Mrs. Helen Gutheil of Salt Lake City, Utah; and 12 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon, from Meiselwitz's undertaking rooms, interment to take place in the family lot in the Rockville cemetery. Rev. Zeh of Rhine will officiate at the obseqities.


Olydia A. Gilles - Chilton Times - Thursday - October 26, 2000 - p. 35 - c. 6 - Abstract
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Birthdate: Saturday, July 6, 1908
Birthplace: Charlestown Twp., Calumet Co.
Parents: Henry and Amelia {Veit} Heimann

Deathdate: Monday, October 16, 2000
Deathplace: Calumet Homestead Nursing Home, New Holstein WI

Husband: Gregory M. Gilles
Wedding Date: Feb. 14, 1928
Wedding Place: St. Mary Church, Chilton

Religious Affiliations: St. Mary Catholic Church, Chilton; Daughters of Isabella

Survivors: one son, four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two sisters
Predeceased: one son, John, 1955; three brothers: Herb, Leander, Arno Heimann

Funeral service: Friday, October 20
Funeral place: Wieting Funeral Home, Chilton
Funeral officiant: Fr. Glen Sayers
Cemetery: St. Mary's Chilton


Gregory M. Gilles - Chilton Times Journal - Thursday - February 17, 1994 - p. 29 - c. 2 - Abstract
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Deathdate: Friday, February 11, 1994
Deathplace: Calumet Medical Center, Chilton WI

Birthdate: Friday, November 10, 1905
Birthplace: Brothertown Twp., Calumet Co. WI
Parents: John and Mary Propson Gilles

Spouse: Olydia Heimann
Wedding Date: Feb. 14, 1928
Wedding Place: Chilton

Occupation: Central Garage, Potter WI
Religious Affiliations: St. Mary Catholic Church, Chilton; Knights of Columbus

Survivors: wife, a son, four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a sister, a brother
Predeceased: a brother, John in 1955; a sister, Hilda; a brother, Norbert

Funeral Service: Saturday, February 12, 1994
Funeral Place: Wieting Funeral Home, Chilton
Officiant: Fr. Gary New
Cemetery: St. Mary Cemetery, Chilton


Norbert J. Gilles - Fond du Lac Reporter - Thursday - July 3, 1986 - Abstract
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Deathdate: Wednesday, July 2, 1986
Deathplace: 631 S. Lakeshore Dr., Stockbridge WI

Birthdate: Monday, June 24, 1907
Birthplace: Brothertown, Calumet WI
Parents: John and Mary Propson Gilles

Spouse: Evelyn Weiland
Wedding Date: June 20, 1940
Wedding Place: Appleton WI

Occupation: Farmer
Religious Affiliations: St. Mary Catholic Church, Stockbridge
Other Affiliations: Stockbridge Senior Center

Survivors: one son, two sisters, two brothers
Predeceased: his wife on Feb. 15, 1986

Funeral Service: Saturday, July 5, 1986
Funeral Place: St. Mary Church, Stockbridge WI
Officiant: Fr. Dennis Ryan
Vistitation: Wieting Funeral Home, Chilton WI


Mrs. Hubert {Anna} Greuel - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - May 28, 1959 - P. 10
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Mrs. Hubert Greuel, 92, Jericho, died late Wednesday morning at Morningside Nursing Home, Sheboygan. She had been ill for several years and had lived at the nursing home for the past year.

Born at St. Joe {Fond du Lac County}, June 27, 1866, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Clowvis Wattier, and was a member of the Christian Mother Society of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Jericho.

She was married at Holy Trinity Church, Jan. 13, 1885. Her husband died in July, 1929.

Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. John {Sylvia} Juckem, Chilton; two sons, Emil and Ervin of Jericho; 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. A daughter, three brothers and six sisters also preceded her in death.

Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Chilton, and 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, Jericho. The Rev. Walter Tuschel, pastor, will be the celebrant of the Requiem Mass and burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday. The Rosary will be recited there at 8 p.m. Friday.


Emil A. Greuel - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - April 30, 1971 - P. 12
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Emil A. Greuel, 79, formerly of Jericho and since 1966 a resident of Mequon, where he lived with his son-in-law and daughter, Dr. and Mrs. Robert Sullivan, died at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac Thursday evening.

He was born in the Town of Brothertown on July 27, 1891, a son of the late Hubert and Anna Wattier Greuel.

He married Salvina Peters on July 13, 1916 at Chilton. She died Oct. 17, 1966.

They had farmed in Jericho.

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

Surviving are two sons, Franklin of Sheboygan and Eloy of Fond du Lac; two daughters, Mrs. Robert {Virginia} McCormack of Milwaukee and Mrs. Robert {Carol} Sullivan of Mequon; 18 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and one brother, Ervin, Jericho.

Two sisters preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be Monday with a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, Jericho, the Rev. Robert Berg, pastor, celebrant. Family rites will be at 10:30 at the Pfeffer Funeral Home in Chilton. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

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

A parish vigil will be held at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Sunday.


Gertrude Greuel - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - March 13, 1939 - P. 2
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Mrs. Greuel of Luxemberg Dies at Home Sunday

Chilton - {Special} - Mrs. Gertrude Greuel, 77, died in Luxemburg, Wis. Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The body will be brought to the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Thielmann, Charlesburg, Tuesday noon.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock at Holy Trinity church, Jericho, the Rev. Francis Hermann officiating, with interment in Jericho cemetery.

Her husband, Peter, died 15 years ago. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Thielmann and Mary and Marcella of Luxemburg, and five sons, Leo and Edward of Fond du Lac, Fred of St. Anna, Henry of Milwaukee, and Joseph of New Holstein.


Mrs. Emil {Salvina} Greuel - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - October 19, 1966 - P. 16
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Funeral services for Mrs. Emil Greuel, 72, of Jericho, who died Monday at the Pioneer Nursing Home, Fond du Lac, after a lingering illness, will be held Friday.

The Rev. Walter F. Tuschel, pastor of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Jericho, will officiate at 10 a.m. services at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Chilton, and at 10:30 a.m., will be celebrant of the requiem high Mass at the church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.

The former Salvina Peters, she was born Dec. 13, 1893, at St. Anna, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Clara Boll Peters.

On June 13, 1916, she was married to Emil Greuel at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Chilton.

Mrs. Greuel graduated from Chilton High School and Oshkosh Normal School. She taught school in Quinney, Jericho and Brothertown areas.

She was a member of the Christian Mothers Society of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Jericho, and the GUG Germania Society, Chilton.

Survivors include her husband, Jericho; two sons, Franklin of Sheboygan and Eloy of Fond du Lac; two daughters, Mrs. Robert {Virginia} McCormack of Milwaukee and Mrs. Robert {Carol} Sullivan of Mequon; one sister, Mrs. Jennie Peters, Duluth, Minn.; and 18 grandchildren.


Ottelia Glasow - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - April 25, 1966 - P.16
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Mrs. Ottelia Glasow, 80, of R. 1, Valders, died Saturday at Calumet Memorial Hospital, Chilton, following a lingering illness.

She was born July 8, 1885, in the Town of Rantoul, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Jandrey, and was married to Fred Glasow on Dec. 11, 1902.

The couple farmed in the Valders area since their marriage.

Mrs. Glasow was a member of Peace United Church of Christ, Potter, and a member of the Ladies Aid Society of the church.

Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Adolph Krueger, Plymouth, and Mrs. Edna Kleist of R. 1, Valders; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ernest Behnke, Brillion and Mrs. Louise Hoffman, Appleton, and four brothers, Herman of R. 1, Brillion, Albert of Kaukauna, Ed of Potter and Charles of Reedsville.

Her husband, one sister and four brothers preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at Peace UCC, Potter, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, the Rev. Gene Becker, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Community Cemetery at Brillion.

Friends may call at the Wieting Funeral Home, Brillion, until 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and at the church until time of services.


Minnie Grasser - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - April 25, 1966 - P.16
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Mrs. Minnie Grasser, 70, wife of Michael Grasser of Chicago, died at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Nicholas hospital following a lingering illness.

She had been visiting in Sheboygan at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Gustav Waldau, 1601 N. Ninth street, when she was stricken and removed to the hospital.

The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Rades, the deceased was born Nov. 1, 1876, in the town of Schleswig, Manitowoc county, attended school at Rockville, and was married on Feb. 20, 1898, to Michael Grasser at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic church, Kiel.

Following their marriage, the couple resided on a farm in the town of Eaton and at New Holstein until 1901 when they moved to Marinette, Wis., where they lived until 1942. For the past fiveyears they had made their home with two children in Chicago.

Mrs. Grasser was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic church at Chicago, and was affiliated with the Christian Mothers' society at the parish.

Survivors include her husband; four daughters, Mrs. Gustav {Erna} Waldan, Sheboygan, Mrs. Albert {Sylvia} Kearney, Cambridge, Mass., Mrs. Sigvald {Elmyra} Johnson, Chicago, and Mrs. Joseph {Leona} Pouliot, Waltham, Mass.; four sons, Raymond, Portsmouth, N.H., Cyrill, Chicago, Myron, Waltham, Mass., and Everist, Marinette; one sister, Mrs. Carl Koeser, Sheboygan Falls; a brother, William Rades, Kiel, and 17 grandchildren.

One son, First Lt. Sylvanus Grasser, was killed in action with an infantry unit on New Guinea in April, 1944.

Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Ballhorn Funeral chapels and at 9 a.m. at Holy Name church. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Philipp Dreis will officiate, and interment will be made on the family lot in Calvary cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the funeral chapels from Saturday afternoon until the time of the services.

Mrs. Minnie Grasser

Mrs. Minnie Grasser, 76, wife of Michael Grasser of Chicago, died at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Nicholas hospital following a lingering illness.

She had been visiting in Sheboygan at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Gustav Waldau, 1801 N. Ninth street, when she was stricken and removed to the hospital.

The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Rades, the deceased was born Nov. 1, 1878, in the town of Schleswig, Manitowoc county, attended school at Rockville, and was married on Feb. 20, 1898, to Michael Grasser at St. Peter and Paul Catholic church, Kiel.

Following their marriage, the couple resided on a farm in the town of Eaton and at New Holstein until 1903 when they moved to Marinette, Wis., where they lived until 1942. For the past five years they had made their home with two children in Chicago.

Mrs. Grasser was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic church at Chicago, and was affiliated with the Christian Mothers' society at the parish.

Survivors include her husband; four daughters, Mrs. Gustav {Erna} Waldan, Sheboygan, Mrs. Albert {Sylvia} Kearney, Cambridge, Mass., Mrs. Sigvald {Elmyra} Johnson, Chicago, and Mrs. Joseph {Leona} Poutiot, Waltham, Mass.; four sons, Ramond, Portsmouth, N.H., Cyrill, Chicago, Myron, Waltham, Mass., and Everist, Marinette; one sister, Mrs. Carl Koeser, Sheboygan Falls; a brother, William Rades, Kiel, and 17 grandchildren.

One son, First Lt. Sylvanus Grasser, was killed in action with an infantry unit on New Guinea in April, 1944. Funeral services wil be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Esliburn Funeral chapels and at 9 a.m. at Holy Name church. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Philipp Dreis will officiate, and interment will be made on the family lot in Calvary cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the funeral chapels from Saturday afternoon until the time of the services.


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