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Hugh Jones - Chilton Times July 15, 1905
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Dies While Visiting

Some four weeks ago Hugh Jones, of Fond du Lac, arrived in this city to visit his brother, John H, Jones, and other relatives in this vicinity. Mr. Jones had been an invalid for the past nine years, but while here gave no sign that his health was any worse than it had been for some time past. Tuesday morning while at the home of his brother he was attacked with a stroke of apoplexy and although the best medical aid in the city was procured he sank rapidly and passed away at seven o'clock on Tuesday evening. Hugh R Jones was born in Cardigan Shire Wales, March 24, 1840. He came to America in 1849 with his parents and located in the southern part of the state. He came to Chilton in 1865 and purchased the Lynch farm, three miles north of this city on the Hilbert road. In 1881 he was married to Minnie Elliot, a grand daughter of the late Stewart Newell. He remained in the town of Chilton until 1893, when he disposed of the farm and purchased another near Fond du Lac and followed the pursuit of farming until he was obligated, owing to poor health, to give it up. The funeral took place here on Thursday afternoon. The remains were taken to Fond du Lac for interment. He leaves a widow, fours, Hugh, Harry, Stewart and John, a brother, John H., of this city, and a sister, Mrs. Evan Davis, of Brant, to mourn his death.


Anna Jaekels - Chilton Times July 22, 1905
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Mrs. Peter Jaekels


A telephone message was received in this city Tuesday morning bringing the news of the death of Mrs. Peter Jaekels, which occurred at one o''clock that morning at St. Elizabeth's hospital in Appleton. Mrs. Jaekels had been in poor health for some years and for three months was unable to leave her bed. On Friday last with a view of gaining relief she was taken to the hospital in Appleton. Although the best medical aid in that city was secured and everything in human power was done to help her she died as above stated. The remains were conveyed to this city by her husband and her uncle, Peter Leipzig, Tuesday afternoon and taken to her home where they remained until Thursday morning when the funeral took place from St, Mary's Catholic church of which she was a devout member.

Anna Fochs was born July 13, 1878 in Germany. She came with her parents to America in the spring of 1881 and located on a farm three miles north of this city on the Hilbert road. She was married Oct. 11, 1892 to Peter Jaekels and came to this city to reside. Some four years ago they moved to Marathon City and a year ago returned here. Besides a husband and six small children she leaves a father, four brothers, four sisters, and many other relatives and friends to mourn her early and untimely death.


John Jaeckels - Kaukauna Times January 8, 1910
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John Jaeckels Jr., died at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Jaeckels, Christmas eve, death occuring at 7:30 o'clock.

Deceased was born at St. John, twenty-eight years ago and came with his parents to Kaukauna when eight years of age where he has since resided. Surviving are his parents, brother Mathias Jaeckels and sister Mrs. Mary Heinz, wife of Andrew Heinz.

The funeral was held at St. Mary's church Tuesday moning at 9:30 o'clock and the services were conducted by the Rev. Martin Jaeckels of Manitowoc, a cousin of the deceased, with interment at St. Mary's cemetery.

Those attending form outside the city were Mathias Jaeckels, Chilton; Mr. and Mrs. Peter Jaeckels and Mr. and Mrs. Matt Jaeckels of Appleton;Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Nilles, Mrs. Margaret Baer and Mrs. Nic. Brittan of Hilbert Junction; John Nilles, Gresham; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mickie, Dundas.

The pallbears were Nic Jaeckel, Matt Brill, Theo. Gaimbacher, John Verfuerth, Mich. Klein and Otto Wolf.


Anna Jaeckels - Chilton Times April 14, 1877
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At the residence of her son, Mathias Jaeckels, in the town of Woodville, Calumet county, on Sunday the 8th inst., Mrs. Anna Jaeckles mother of Jacob Jaeckels of this city, age 81 years.

The deceased was born in Moselthal, Prussia, and emigrated with her children to Woodville in 1863, where she resided until her departure for the better land.

She left five children surviving her-four sons, all of whom reside in this county and one daughter who resides in Germany. She was a true Christian of the Roman Catholic belief and an excellent wife and mother as well as a sincere friend and a good neighbor.

Dear is the spot where Christians sleep
And sweet strains their spirits poor
O'why should we in anguish weep
They are not lost but gone before.


Nicholas Jaekels - Chilton Times March 26, 1892
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On Saturday morning last, Nicholas, son of Jacob and Johanna Jaekels, of this city passed to the world beyond, after a brief illness. Nic was not feeling well on Tuesday, but Wednesday morning went to school. Soon after school called he complained to his teacher that he did not feel well and was taken home. He gradually grew worse and Saturday morning died. The cause of his death was grippe which affected his heart. His age was 9 years, 11 months, and 9 days. The funeral took place on Monday from St. Mary's church. The bereft parents, brothers and sisters have the sympathy of the entire community. Nic was a pleasant, agreeable boy and was a general favorite with everyone who knew him.


Charles V. Joubert - June 1, 1895
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Committed Suicide


St. Paul, May 22-Charles V. Joubert, and old soldier, committed suicide by shooting himself in the right temple at six o'clock. Despondency led to the deed. He leaves a wife but no children.

Joubert lived at 1086 Reany street. This afternoon he left home to go down town. With no fixed destination in mind he wandered into Thiel's buffat in the Germania Bank Building. There he asked for writing material and sat at one of the tables. The letter which he wrote was addressed to his wife. It tells of the many hardships over which Joubert has been brooding for the past two months. He was a carpenter, and has lost his place in the Great Northern shops: the politicians whom he has worked hard to elect had tailed in their promises to him: The friends whom he had counted as true had deserted him in his hour of need. The letter was rambling and almost undecipherable. It closed with the request that he might be given a soldier's burial.

About 5 o'clock Joubert went home. After supper he started out for a walk. Midway between Frank street and Duluth avenue on Farqulier street there is a low piece of ground filled with rocks and rubbish. Joubert directed his steps toward the place and sat down on one of the rocks. He had a 68 caliber revolver in his pocket. With this he fired the fatal shot.

Joubert was 58 years old. When a young man he moved from Canada, which was the place of his birth, to Wisconsin. At the beginning of the war he enlisted in the fourth Wisconsin volunteers. After three years service he was honorable dismissed. He came to St. Paul about 20 years ago. Since that time he has lived in the vicinity of Post Siding. He worked as a carpenter for the old harvester works, afterwards for the St. Paul and Duluth road and finally for the Great Northern. Some time ago he lost his position, and has since been out of work. His despondency gradually developed into a mild form of hypocondria. He became possessed of the idea that all his friends had deserted him, and that he was doomed to perpetual disappointment.

Joubert has for many years been identified with politics in the Second Ward. He was a republician. During the last campaign he attended many meetings, and often spoke. He sought office of various kinds, but was never appointed. Four years ago he ran for county commissioner and was defeated. His last aspiration was to be appointed as a warden at the state penitentiary. Besides being a member of the G. A. R., he was a member of the A. O. U. W. , Odd Fellows and Masons. He carried a $2000.00 life insurance policy with the Workmen. His nephew, William Joubert, will arrive this morning to superintend the arrangements for the funeral.-St. Paul Tribune.

The above announcement came like a thunder clap to the old members of Co. K. of the old 4th Regiment to whom Joubert was well known as a comrade. He enlisted in old Co. K. at the beginning of the war and served all through the struggle. He was known as Charley McCarter taking the name of his step father. He was a relative of the Ebert family. He was a good fellow, a good soldier and a good comrade and was liked by all who knew him. At the last great re-union at Milwaukee he joined his regiment there where he was the life of every gathering and was warmly greeted by his comrades. Since the war he has lived in St. Paul and became prominent socially and politically. His memory will be long cherished by his old comrades here.


Rev. Humphrey Jones - May 11, 1895
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The Grim Reaper - Deaths During The Last Week


At the home of his brother in this city, on Wednesday evening, may 8, Humphrey R. Jones, aged 62 years, 6 months and 27 days.

Humphrey Jones was born in Oardiagan shire, Wales, Oct. 11, 1832. He received a religious education and at the early age of 16 years became a preacher. He remained in his native country until 1852 when he came to America. For four years he remained here preaching through New York state and Ohio. In 1856 he again returned to Wales. Over work caused his brain to fail and he was obliged to remain inactive a short time. Upon his recovery he again took the revival work in Wales, which he continued until 1871, when he again came to America. In 1872 he became troubled with his brain and was taken to a hospital for treatment. After four years of treatment he was discharged and he entered upon the duties of a revivalist and spent the greater portion of his time in this state and Minnesota. One year ago while visiting relatives at Waukesha he received a stroke of paralysis and was brought tot he home of his brother John in this city where the best care was given him until he was called from this world of trouble. He was a very bright man and has worked hard for the cause of religion. His funeral took place on Friday from the Union Church. The remains were conveyed to Brant for interment. Two brothers, John and Hugh and one sister, Mrs. Evan Davis mourn his death.


John Joice - March 12, 1892
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The last sad rites over the remains of John Joice were performed at St. Augustine's Catholic church on Monday morning, after which the remains were interred in the cemetery west of this city. John Joice was the third son of our esteemed friend James Joice, of Chilton town, and was born in the town of Chilton on September 25, 1861. His early youth and manhood were spent in this vicinity. When he reached the age of about 22 years he left for northern Wisconsin, where he has since resided. About the first of January last, Mr. Joice was taken sick with la grippe and after a lingering illness died at St. Joseph's Hospital in Ashland, on March 4th.

John Joice, as we knew him, was the possessor of a noble and generous heart and was always a ready to extend a helping hand to a comrade in need. His friends he could always count by the score, all of whom deeply deplore his death. About three years ago he visited his parents here and at that time was a perfect picture of health. He little knew that it would be his last visit before entering in the nest world. His brother Dan was at his bedside when he passed to the world beyond and took charge of his remains, having them conveyed to this city on Monday last. He leaves a mother, father, two sisters, four brothers and a host of friends and relatives to mourn his death.


Math Jacobs, Sr. - December 26, 1903
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Sudden Death - A telephone message from Hilbert on Wednesday evening informed The Times that Math Jacobs Sr., a respected citizen of that village, died suddenly of heart trouble on the afternoon of that day. Mr. Jacobs was about the village and departed for his home about two o'clock. One hour later when his son Math Jr. went home, he found his father dead in a chair. The deceased was a native of Germany, and was born some 77 years ago. He came to this country about 40 years ago, and located in the town of Woodville where he met with success as a farmer. A few years ago, he moved into the village of Hilbert, where he resided until his sudden death. He was a man held in high esteem by neighbors and friends. Three sons, Math, Frank, and John, and two daughters, Mrs. Jos Marx, and Mrs. Edw. Coughlin survive him. The deceased was a member of the Catholic church.


Albert Jochimsen - Sheboygan Press - Monday, October 30, 1972 - Page 10
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Albert Jochimsen, 85, formerly of R. 1, New Holstein, and since November of 1974 a resident at the Calumet Homestead, died early Sunday afternoon at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient since Wednesday.

Mr. Jochimsen was a village and City of New Holstein mail carrier with the U. S. Postal Department for 23 years. He served seven years as a postal clerk prior to retirement on March 1, 1957.

A life-long resident of New Holstein, he was born in rural New Holstein on March 2, 1890; a son of the late John and Anna Tams Jochimsen. He attended rural grade schools and Kiel High School.

On May 8, 1914, he married Dora Thede at Ebenezer United Church of Christ, Chilton. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1964. Mrs. Jochimsen died Sept. 28, 1966.

He was a member of St. John United Church of Christ, New Holstein, and a former church elder. He was a charter member and an organizer of the New Holstein Historical Society and served as its vice=president since its inception in 1962. Until last year he was curator of the society's Pioneer Corner Museum.

Mr. Jochimsen was a life member of Outdoors, Inc. a past president of the New Holstein Cemetery Association, a member of the New Holstein Men's Chorus and a member of the first New Holstein firemen's running team, a past member of the New Holstein School Board representing Districts 3 and 4, chairman of the museum committee and member of the executive board of the New Holstein Centennial Committee in 1948.

He was chairman of the New Holstein Boy Scouts committee from 1951 to 1956.

His great-grandfather Tams was one of the founders of New Holstein.

Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. John {Ruth} Mattke of Sheboygan and Mrs. Foster {Judith} Dudley of Milwaukee; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A sister preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. John UCC. The Rev. Albert K. Borns; pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the New Holstein City Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Erbe-Evjen Funeral Home, New Holstein, after 4 p.m. Tuesday and at the church after 11 a.m. Wednesday until the time of services.

Believed to be the Manitowoc Herald Times

Albert Jochimsen, 85, a resident at the Calumet Homestead, New Holstein, died Sunday afternoon at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient since Wednesday.

A life-long resident of New Holstein, he was born in rural New Holstein on March 2, 1890, a son of the late John and Anna Tams Jochimsen. He attended rural grade schools and Kiel High School.

On May 8, 1914, he married Dora Thede at Ebenezer United Church of Christ, Chilton. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1964. Mrs. Jochimsen died September 28, 1966.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at St. John's United Church of Christ. The Reverend Albert K. Borns, pastor, officiated. Burial was in the New Holstein Cemetery.


Peter Jaeckels - Chilton Times - March 5, 1926
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Peter Jaeckels passed away at the home of his son, William, at West Bend on Friday last following an illness of about five months duration, death being attributed to cancer. Mr. Jaeckels' health began to fail last October and he gave up his position here at the Calumet Sales Corporation and went to West Bend. His condition gradually grew worse until the week previous to his death when it became so aggravated that he was confined to his bed, death resulting on Friday last. The remains were brought to this city on Saturday last and lay in state at the home of Math. Jaeckels until the funeral on Monday morning. Peter Jaeckels, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Jaeckels, was born at St. John, June 17, 1872, where he spent his boyhood. He came to this city at the age of 16 years to work in the Glerow & Hoch brewery. He developed into a first class malster and worked as such for nearly forty years, a large part of this time acting in the capacity of brewer at the local plant. In October 1892 he was united in marriage to Miss Anna Fochs and established a home in this city. His wife passed away in 1905. He was the father of eight children, six of whom survive namely: Clemens of Minnesota, Minn., Mrs. Al. Jensen and Mrs. Geo. Dickerson of St. Paul, Minn., Joseph of Morrison, Claude of Marinette, and William of West Bend. He is also survived by two brothers, Math. of this city and Jacob of Sheboygan. All of his children were present at the funeral.

The deceased was a hard working thrifty man, honest in his dealings with his fellow men. He was a kind and loving husband and father and did all in his power to make his wife and children comfortable. He was a member of the Local order of G.U.GG. whose members attended the funeral in a body.

Funeral services were held on Monday morning at 9:00 o'clock from St. Mary's church, Rev. Fr. A. Pritzl officiating with interment in St. Mary's cemetery.

The Appleton Post-Crescent, March 8, 1926
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Peter Jaeckels


Chilton--Peter Jaeckels, formerly of this city, died at the home of his son in West Bend Friday morning at the age of 54 years.

Mr. Jaeckels was born on a farm near St. John in 1872 and he remained there until he grew into manhood. At the age of 21 he was married to Miss Anna Fochs of Chilton town, and shortly afterwards they moved to Chilton, where for many years he was employed in a brewery.

Six children were born to them four sons and two daughters, all of whom survive. They are Clement of Minneapolis, Mrs. Albert Janseni of Minneapolis, Joseph of East Wrightstown, Claude of Marinette, William of West Bend and Mrs. George Dickinson of Minneapolis. Mrs Jaeckels died about 18 years ago. There are also two brothers surviving, Jacob of Sheboygan and Math of this city. The body was bought to this city on Saturday morning where it lay in state until Monday morning, when the funeral was held from St. Mary's church at 9 o'clock. Burial was in St. Mary cemetery where his wife also is buried.


Mrs. Claus D. Jens - Sheboygan Press - June 21, 1937
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New Holstein - The first white child born in New Holstein, Mrs. Claus D. Jens, aged 85, passed away Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at her home after an illness of two weeks' duration.

She was born January 12, 1852, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William B. Griem, pioneer settlers of this city and her life was typical of the hardship through which those settlers came. Her father was one of eight German students who came to the village in 1948 and decided to settle there because the stream nearby offered them a water supply. Mr. Griem returned to Germany in 1850 and arrived in New Holstein again in 1851 with his bride.

Mrs. Jens and her husband were married in the garden of the Griem homestead by Pastor Pinkert of the Reformed church on 2 June 1870. Mr. Jens was a Civil war veteran and passed away May 20, 1919. Survivors of Mrs. Jens include Mrs. Fannie K. Smith of Chicago, Max Jens of New Holstein, Mrs. Alfred Hilton of Minneapolis, Thomas J. Jens of Fremont, Neb., Albert A. Jens of St. Paul, Minn., Roland Jens of Moline, Ill., and Miss Ella Jens at home. Other survivors are twelve grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and four brothers, James Griem of Dousman, William Griem of Chilton, Ernst Griem of Milwaukee, and John Griem of New Holstein."

Erbe-Hoffman funeral home in New Holstein; interment in the New Holstein city cemetery.


John Janow - Manitowoc's - Der Nord Westen - March 23, 1899
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{From the correspondent in Kiel, 20 March}

Death of 84-yr. old John Janow, a former resident here, in Town Hayton, Calumet County.


Anna {Daun} Joas - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - January 25, 1963
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Mrs. Anna Joas, 91 of R. 1, Chilton, died Thursday morning at St. Agnes Hospital, Fond du Lac, after a lingering illness.

She was born My 27, 1871, at Charlesburg, a daughter of John and Theresa Steiner Daun. She was married May 14, 1895, at Charlesburg to Joseph Joas.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Stockbridge, and the Christian Mother's Society of the church.

Surviving are a son, Alfred, R. 1, Chilton; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Nickel and Mrs. Nicholas Kampfer, both of Chilton; a sister, Mrs. May Boehnlein, Chilton; and two brothers, Peter and Charles Daun, both of Charlesburg.

Her husband, a son and two daughters preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Stockbridge. The Rev. William Willinger will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call Schinderle Funeral Home, Stockbridge, until the hour of services. The parish Rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock this evening.


Elizabeth Jandy - No Newspaper Listed - July, 1919
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Death claimed Mrs. Nic. Jandy on Monday morning at 2 o'clock, at her home on the corner of Seventh street and Calumet avenue, after an illness of eight months of cancer of the stomach.

The deceased, nee Elizabeth LaCroix, was born near St. Anna, July 1, 1859, and was married in 1891 to Nic. Jandy. The couple lived on a farm near St. Anna until a month ago, when the family moved to take up their residence in Kiel. She is survived by her husband, and three children, namely: Henry on the farm near St. Anna, Hilda and Mary at home; four sisters: Mrs. Wm. Diedrich of Chilton, Mrs. Jos. Brill of Ripon, Mrs. Henry Stemper and Mrs. John Turba of St. Anna. The funeral took place on Wednesday morning from St. Ann's church, Rev. Schmitt officiating. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.


Mary Jens - No Newspaper Listed - 1945
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Mrs. John Jens, 89

Mrs. John Jens, the former Mary Dammann, died Monday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alma Jeanty in the town of Russell.

The deceased was born May 17, 1856, and attended the public schools. Her marriage to Mr. Jens took place November 20, 1872. He preceded her in death 30 years ago.

Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Herman Bunge and Mrs. Alma Jeanty; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. One daughter, one son, five sisters and a brother have preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held this Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home, with interment in the New Holstein city cemetery. The Rev. A. George Schmid of the St. John Evangelical and Reformed church of New Holstein officiated.


Mrs. Anna Friederike Wilhelmine {nee: Ihs - Wriedt} Jochimsen - Kiel Record - 1913
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Again, one of the earliest settlers in this area has died.

Mrs. Anna Friederike Wilhelmine Jochimsen died here in her home last week Wednesday evening of cancer at the age of 68 years, 11 months and 7 days. The deceased was born Ihs, on October 17, 1844 at Warne, Schleswig-Holstein Germany. In 1848 she came to America with her parents, who were one of the early settler families in New Holstein. At the age of 19 she married, Mr. Franz Wriedt and after his death she married Mr. Hans Jochimsen in 1890. For many years she has been living in Kiel, where death has released her from her long suffering illness. Her death is mourned by her three sons, Gustav and Wm. Wriedt from New Holstein, and John Wriedt from here, and also by two sisters and two brothers; namely, Emma Thede from Minnesota, Louise Kazileck, Wm and Henry Ihs from Sheboygan.

The funeral proceeded from the home of the deceased, on Saturday to the cemetery in New Holstein where Pastor Landsberger officiated. Hundreds of those who knew her in life followed the procession to the arave to honor her.


Herman Jentsch - The Sheboygan Press - July 1, 1963 - P.10
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Herman Jentsch, 51, of R. 1, Hilbert, died of a lingering illness Sunday morning at Calumet Memorial Hospital in Chilton.

Mr. Jentsch, who never married, was a painter for many years in the Brillion, Potter, Hilbert and Chilton area.

He was born at Brillion, Oct. 2, 1911, a son of the late Herman and Anna Zarnoth Jentsch.

Surviving are four brothers, Gerhard of Kiel, Robert of Manitowoc and Clarence and Walter of R. 1, Hilbert, and four sisters, Mrs. Otto Gruett of Hilbert, Mrs. August Bartz of Reedsville, Mrs. Clarence Krueger of Brillion and Mrs. Helen Schroeder of Chilton.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Trinity Lutheran Church, Rantoul, with the Rev. Edgar Greve, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion after 2 p.m. Tuesday, until 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and after 11 at the church.


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