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Anton Lodes - Chilton Times November 21, 1968
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Anton Lodes, 91 who lived with his daughter in the Town of Rantoul for the past 23 years, died Wednesday morning November 13, at Calumet Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Lodes, ill for the past month had been at the hospital for three weeks before his death.

He was born in the Town of Brothertown on February 15, 1877, a son of the late Anton and Anna {Neubauer} Lodes. On April 12, 1904, He married Miss Magdalene Tilger at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Chilton. She died in 1909.

Mr. Lodes was a farmer in the Town of Rantoul, before retiring.

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

Survivors are one son, Hugo, Manitowoc: a daughter, Mrs. Jacob {Gertrude} Mallmann, R. 4, Chilton:13 grandchildren, and 53 great-grandchildren.

Two brothers and four sisters proceeded him in death.

A requiem Mass was offered Friday, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church with the Rev. Aloysius Knier, pastor, as celebrant. The service followed brief family rites at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, at 10 a.m. Burial was in the church cemetery.


Mary Lavoy - March 1, 1873
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In this village on the evening of the 27th inst., Mary wife of Oliver Lavoy, aged 48 years.

The deceased maiden name was Dignin. She was a native of Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland, and was a resident of Wisconsin for the past 23 years during which period her home was either in Manitowoc or Calumet County. She was a good Christian, a faithful wife and a fond and true mother. She was pure in all her motives and as good and kind a neighbor as ever lived, consequently her death is not only regretted by her numerous relatives but also by all who knew her.


Leonora Lavoy - August 9, 1873
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In this village, on the 5th inst., at the residence of Arthur Connelly, Leonora, daughter of Oliver LaVoy, aged six months.

Tis hard to give our "Nora" up.
Our hope, our joy and pleasure.
To us it is life's bitter cup.
To her tis joy forever.


Margaret Lehy - February 8, 1873
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At Chilton on Feb. 3d, 1873, Margaret, daughter of John and Ann Lehy, aged 5 months.


Magdelena Lodes - Chilton Times February 20, 1909
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At her home in the town of Rantoul on Friday, February 12, Mrs. Anton Lodes, aged 27 years, 10 months, and 11 days.

Magdelena Tilger was a daughter of the late Peter Tilger and was born in the town of Rantoul, April 1, 1881. She was married Feb. 12, 1905, to Anton Lodes and moved onto a farm in that town. She was a woman highly respected in the community where she resided and her death is deeply deplored not only by relatives but by all who knew her. The funeral took place on Monday forenoon from St. Mary's church with interment in St. Mary's cemetery. She is survived by a husband , two children, a mother, brothers and sisters.


Margaret Luce - Chilton Times Saturday, April 6, 1901
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A Very Sad Death
Mrs. J. E. Luce, Wife of Our Prominent Physician, and Mayor, Dies After an Illness of Five Days

Mrs. J. E. Luce

The death of Margaret, wife of Dr. J. E.Luce, which occurred at the family residence on Tuesday morning April 2, 1901, was the sad ending of one of the saddest weeks in the history of the city. It was known that her life hung upon a thread and that there was little or no hope of her recovery, for five days previous to her death; but no one seemed able to accept the truth until the end came and it is still well nigh impossible for her family and friends to say "Thy will be done"

Margaret Breed, daughter of Norman F. and Margaret M. Breed, was born in this city, February. 25, 1861. Her father was a prominent man in the county in early days and one of the brave soldiers of the Fourth Wisconsin Volunteer Regiment in the war of the rebellion. He left home soon after the birth of his daughter and his remains lie buried in the South where he gave up his life in defense of the Union. Margaret, though deprived of a father's care, was tenderly raised and given a good education. She was a member of the first class to graduate from the Chilton High School and afterward taught for many years in one of the departments of the same.

She was married to Dr. J. E. Luce August 30, 1899 and brought into the home a ray of sunshine, which to us it seems cruel to have disturbed, but God knows best. Her presence there has been exchanged for a tearful memory of her virtues which lingers as the twilight lingers after the sun-has set.

Mrs. Luce was a woman of great good sense and excellent mental endowments, but her leading characteristic was the influence she possessed, which after all is the strongest a human can wield, the influence of a sympathetic, generous, loving heart. Nature made her a welcome guest everywhere, one who never failed to let in the light an chase away the shadows: and her good natured smile and cheerful greeting were given indiscriminately to old and young, rich and poor. She had a wide acquaintance, as the sorrow of her death has made known and this day of her burial was such a one as rarely, if ever been seen in this city. People of all classes and ages seemed to have lost a personal friend and were anxious to show their respect to her memory.

The deceased is survived by a husband: and infant daughter; a step daughter and son, an aged mother and two brothers-J. R. Breed of Milwaukee, and Geo. N. Breed of Fond du Lac, all of whom were with her when she died.

The funeral occurred on Thursday from St. Augustine's Catholic church and the large edifice was filled from the vestibule to the chancel rail with sorrowing friends. Rev. Father Geo. A. Clifford conducted the funeral services and delivered a short sermon full of sympathy, and consoling and comforting tot he bereft ones, after which the remains were laid away in the family lot in the Breed cemetery.


Frankie Luchterhund - June 8, 1895
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Frankie, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Luchterhund, born Jan. 4, 1895: died June 1, 1895: aged 4 months, 27 days. The funeral took place last Monday and was conducted by Rev. W. A. Arpke. The many friends of the bereft parents sympathize with them in their grief.


Rosa Loughrin - April 13, 1895
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After an illness of five weeks Mrs. Rosa Loughrin died at her home in Rantoul on Monday April 1st. aged 53 years, 8 months and 28 days.

Rosa Campbell was born in Livingstone county, N. Y. July 4, 1841. In 1845 her parents came west and located in Washington county, this state, where she grew to womanhood. In 1868 she was married to John Loughrin and in 1873 moved tot he town of Rantoul this county. She was a woman of true christian character, generous and obliging to her neighbors and friends, a loving and devoted wife, a fond and affection mother. Her death leaves a vacaney in the family circle which can never be filled. She was buried on Thursday in the Catholic cemetery at Hilbert. A Husband, three sons and a daughter mourn her death.


Silas Losey - January 4, 1868
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Silas Losey, age about 70 years and one of the oldest settlers of the eastern part of the County died on Saturday last. He was an honorable upright man, and his death is deeply regretted.


Mrs. Loomis - October 26, 1867
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At the residence of her daughter Mrs. G. Coe's of Stockbridge, on the 17th inst., Mrs. Loomis age 58 years.

Mrs. L's life was a long and useful one, and her death is deeply regretted.


Michael Lauer - January 9, 1904
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Sudden Death - The home of Michael Lauer, who resides two miles south-west of this city, in Chilton town, was one of the sorrow and mourning on Saturday morning, Jan. 2nd, when it was discovered that Michael, the 16-year-old son had died suddenly during the night. The young man has not been in rugged health for some time, but was able to be about. New Year's Day he accompanied a brother to a neighbor's and was apparently in good health. In the evening he was with the family and at the usual hour for retiring went to bed. A brother who sleeps with the boy attended a dance that night, returning home at an early hour Saturday morning. When he entered the bedroom he spoke to his brother and upon getting no response investigated and found the youth dead. He notified his parents and a physician pronounced death to be due to heart trouble.

The boy was born in Chilton town Dec. 4, 1887. He was of a happy disposition and was popular with those who knew him. The funeral took place on Monday from St. Mary's Catholic church. The bereft relatives have the sympathy of the community in their grief.


Claus Lau - February 13, 1904
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Claus Lau, one of our old settlers passed away Saturday. He was born in Eddelak, Schleswig Holstein, Germany, April 20, 1820. In 1849 he came to this country. He worked for a time in New York and Indiana, finally came to Wisconsin and settled in town New Holstein. In 1850 he bought a farm northwest of this village upon which he lived forty years. May 4th, 1855 he was married to Dorothea Kloth. After many years of hard labor he moved to the village where he spent the declining years of his life. He died Feb. 6th 1904, at his home at the age of 88 years, 9 months and 3 days, and is mourned by two sons, four daughters, seventeen grand children and on great grand child.


Mary Isabel Loehnertz - Sheboygan Press - Thursday - September 12, 2002
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Mary Isabel Loehnertz, age 81, formerly of Chilton, died on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2002 at St. Paul Home in Kaukauna. She had lived there since April 1997.

Mary was born on April 12, 1921 in the Town of Chilton, a daughter of Peter and Emma {Heimann} Loehnertz. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton and was an active member of the Mission Society for many years. She earned her teaching degree in Oshkosh and later earned her Masters Degree as a Reading Specialist from Cardinal Stritch College in Milwaukee. She taught Latin and English in the New Holstein Public School District for nearly 40 years, also serving as school librarian and reading specialist.

Survivors include 18 nieces and nephews; 36 great-nieces and great-nephews; and a great-great-niece. She was preceded in death by her parents; six sisters, Pauline, Rose, Sister Mary Constans, Gertrude, Elfrieda "Fritizie" and her twin sister, Margaret {Mrs. Melvin} Weiss; five brothers, Constant "Conny", Quiren, Sylvester, Alvin and Alois; a nephew; a great-niece and a great-nephew.

Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 13, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton, with the Rev. Gary New S.D.S. officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the church, 54 E. Main St., Chilton, from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services.

The Wieting Funeral Home of Chilton is assisting the family.


Ottilia "Tillie" Luchterhand - Manitowoc Herald Times - Friday - November 16, 2001
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Ottilia "Tillie" Luchterhand, age 98, of the Chilton Health & Rehabilitation Center, died on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001 at the Calumet Medical Center in Chilton. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001 at St. Mary Church in Chilton, with the Rev. Glen Sayers S.D.S. officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

She was born on Nov. 21, 1902 in the town of Eaton, daughter of the late Simon and Anna {Straka} Strauss. She married Louis Luchterhand on Oct. 24, 1921 in St. Nazianz; he preceded her in death on Jan. 20, 1967. Prior to her marriage she worked as a chambermaid for the Central Hotel in Chilton. She and her husband farmed in the town of Chilton until 1951 when they moved to Chilton and she worked for the Aluminum Specialty Co. until 1977 when she retired at the age of 75. After her retirement she did baby-sitting for the Gruber family. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton, and the Daughters of Isabella.

Survivors include two sons, Eugene Luchterhand of Chilton, Ken {Ruth} Luchterhand of Chilton; a daughter-in-law, Beverly Strobel of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; two grand-children, Julie {Dave} DuQuaine of Neenah, Troy Lu-chterhand of Chilton; two great-grandsons, Christopher Luchterhand of Chilton and Sheboygan, Hunter Van den Boom of Hilbert; and her adopted grandkids, Sarah, Aaron, Peggy, and Laura Gruber. She was also preceded in death by a son Allan, and 13 siblings, Lizzy, Maggie, Katie, Rose, Philip, Frank, Simon, Mary, her twin sister Cecilia, Hildegard, Nicholas, Herman and Clara.

Friends may call at the Wieting Funeral Home, 411 W. Main St. in Chilton from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday at the church from noon until the time of services.

A memorial fund has been established in the name of Tillie Luchterhand.


Ruben Laack - Manitowoc Herald Times - Thursday - December 6, 2001
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Ruben Laack, age 84, of 432 Manhattan St., Chilton, died on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001 at Calumet Homestead in New Holstein.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001 at Peace Evangelical and Reformed Church in Potter with the Rev. Marc Axelrod officiating. Burial will be in the Potter Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Wieting Funeral Home, 411 W. Main St., Chilton, from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. A memorial has been established in the name of Ruben Laack


Marion F. Larson - Manitowoc Herald Times - June 19, 2002
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Marion F. Larson, age 83, of 442 Reed St., Chilton, died on Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at her home in Chilton.

She was born on Sept. 4, 1918 in Manitowoc County, daughter of the late George and Florence {Meisnest} Kiel. She married Earl W. Larson on March 5, 1938 in Manitowoc; he preceded her in death on Aug. 27, 1991. She taught for 31 years, starting in a one-room schoolhouse near Pigeon Lake and later taught for the Hilbert and Chilton school districts until her retirement. She was a member of Ebenezer United Church of Christ in Chilton, the retired teachers association and enjoyed teaching, bird watching and her family.

She is survived by two children: Connie {Ron} Torrison, Manitowoc; and Robert {Cheryl} Larson, Windsor Locks, Conn.; three grandchildren: Ann {Dennis} DeBaere, Manitowoc; Ted {Sue} Torrison, Valders; and Robert {Melanie} Larson, Vermont; six great-grandchildren: Dana and Michelle Sieracki; Ashley and Jordan Torrison; and Gretta and Emmett Larson; one sister: Betty {Cliff} Beaupre, Sturgeon Bay; five sisters-in-law: Beatrice Kiel, Dorothy Kiel, Joyce Kiel, Arlene Larson and Allie Larson; she is further survived by many nieces, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by three brothers: Lester, Milton and Elwood Kiel.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 21, 2002 at Ebenezer United Church of Christ in Chilton with the Rev. Kathy Kahl officiating. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery in Manitowoc.

Friends may call at the Wieting Funeral Home, 411 W. Main St., Chilton, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday and again at church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

A memorial fund has been established in the name of Marion Larson.


Casper Lefeber - Fond du Lac Reporter - Saturday, February 24, 1973
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Casper M. Lefeber, 75, of 612 Paine St. Kiel, died Friday night at Calumet Memorial Hospital at Chilton.

He was born January 6, 1898, at Johnsburg, a son of the late Michael and Anna Stephany Lefeber. He attended St. John the Baptist School in Johnsburg.

Mr. Lefeber farmed in the Johnsburg area and was later employed by the Langenfeld Fur Farm at New Holstein, A. T. Hipke & Sons, Inc. Canning Co. at New Holstein and was employed for 10 years at Tecumseh Products Co., New Holstein. He retired six years ago.

On February 14, 1957, he married Daisy Schneider at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church at Kiel, of which he was a member. He was also a member of the Senior Citizens of Kiel.

Survivors include his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Harold Muellenbach of Pipe Village and Mrs. Gordon Richter of Sheboygan; one son, Sylvester Lerch of Kiel; 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. William Ecker of Rural Chilton; and two brothers, Hubert of Stockbridge and Edward of Johnsburg.

Mr. Lefeber was preceeded in death by one son, one grandson, four sisters and one brother.

Funeral services will be held 9:30 a.m. Monday at Meiselwitz Funeral Home in Kiel and at 10 a.m. from SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Kiel. The Rev. Francis Kerscher, pastor, will be the celebrant of the funeral Mass.

Burial will be in St. John's cemetery at Johnsburg.

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


Joseph Lerch
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Death Results From An Accident

Joseph Lerch, Rising Young Farmer,
Fatally Injured in fall in his
Barn Friday.


The sad news of the death of Joseph Lerch reached this city on Saturday, it occurring that morning at St. Nicholas hospital in Sheboygan the result of an accident on his farm in the town of Stockbridge Friday afternoon. He had been taken to Sheboygan Friday evening suffering from a fractured skull and was put on the operating table at once in an effort to save his life but he never regained consciousness and passed away on Saturday morning.

The accident that cost him his life occurred shortly after noon on Friday. Mr. Lerch left the dinner table to go out to the barn to feed his horses and when he did not return to the house, his little daughter, Dorothy went to the barn to have him fix her wagon. When she got there she found her father sitting on a sleigh in a dazed condition. She called her mother, who questioned her husband as to the extent of his injuries but could not learn how the accident had happened. Mrs. Lerch summoned a doctor and at first it was thought that the injuries were not of such a serious nature but an hour later Mr. Lerch lost consciousness and it was decided to rush him to a hospital for an operation. He was taken to St. Nicholas hospital in Sheboygan late Friday afternoon. How the accident happened is a mystery but it is thought that while putting down hay to the horses, he fell through the hay chute striking his head on the floor beneath with considerable force, resulting in the fracture of the base of the skull. It was also thought that he fell down the stairs leading from the barn floor to the basement. Although conscious for an hour, Mr. Lerch was unable to tell how the accident occurred as he was in a dazed condition.

His death coming so unexpectedly, is a sad blow to his wife and three little children and to his parents and sisters and brothers in this city.

The funeral was held on Tuesday morning at St. Mary's church in Stockbridge, Rev. Fr. Herb officiating, with internment in St. Mary's Cemetery in this city. Six cousins acted as pallbearers.

Joseph Lerch, son of Mr. And Mrs. Michael Lerch of this city, was born in the town of Brothertown on August 30th, 1887 and at the age of seven years came to this city with his parents. He attended St. Mary's School here and after finishing his schoolwork, learned the mason trade with his father. He followed this trade a few years and then learned the butcher trade, accepting employment in the meat markets in this city.

On April 14th, 1914, he was united in marriage to Miss Daisy Oakley of Chilton Town, Rev. L.N. Thelen performing the ceremony, and they made their home on the Canning Co. farm in north Chilton town for about two years. Then they moved to this city where he worked at the Carnation Milk Products Co. condensery. Later they bought a farm in Calumet which they later sold about a year ago and purchased the Burnes homestead in the Town of Stockbridge, on which he was living at the time of the accident. They had been living on this farm about a year and were beginning to enjoy the fruits of their labors when the accident occurred and cut Mr. Lerch off in the prime of life. The deceased was a popular young man and a friend to everyone. He was a good husband and father and left nothing undone to secure the comfort and happiness of his wife and children. His untimely death is deeply regretted by his many friends, who extend heartfelt sympathy to his bereft wife and family.

His wife, three children, Dorothy, aged 5 years, Sylvester, survives him aged 3 years and Jeanette, aged 2 years. His parents also survive him, Mr. And Mrs. Michael Lerch of this city, one brother, John, of Charlestown, four sisters, Mrs. Frank Munker of Chilton town, Mrs. Geo. Ronk of Sheboygan and Misses Anna and Pauline at home.

Among those from outside who attended the funeral were Mr. And Mrs. Geo. Ronk of Sheboygan, Mr. And Mrs. Jos. Anders of Oshkosh, Mr. And Mrs. Wenzel Suttner, Jos. Suttner, Andrew Suttner, Mr. And Mrs. Andrew Gebhart and family, Mr. And Mrs. Martin Gebhart and family, all of Charlesburg, Mr. And Mrs. Louis Meyer and family and Ray Oakley of Sherwood, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Oakley, Mr. And Mrs. Anton Kuehnel, Mrs. Math. Friedel, Jos. Freidel, Mr. And Mrs. Frank Schneider, Wenzel Hoerl, Miss Margaret Hoerl of Jericho, Mr. And Mrs. Andrew Suttner and daughter Lucille of Chilton town.


Englebert Leitner - April 1, 1916
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Death Of A Brothertown Pioneer
Englebert Leitner, For Over 60 Years A Resident Of County, Dies Suddenly

Another of the sturdy pioneers of the town of Brothertown, Engelbert Leitner, was suddenly summoned from earth on Friday morning, March 24, at the age of 78 years, 5 months and 15 days.

Although Mr. Leitner had been suffering for some years from heart trouble he had been in fairly good health of late, and the day previous to his death he was about the home doing the chores and other light work, there being no indication that he felt otherwise than well. His death which was due to heart failure came suddenly.

The deceased was a native of Boehmen, Germany, where he was born October 8, 1837. He came to America in 1855 and shortly after located in Calumet County where he later purchased a farm near Charlesburg. In 1863 he was married to Theresia Nadler of Marytown and they resided on the farm for 30 years and then sold it and purchased another near Jericho on which they resided until some 5 years ago when they turned the farm over to their son, Frank, and came to this city to make their home with their daughter, Mrs. Max Kocher. He was an active, energetic man, good neighbor, true friend and a conscientious member of the Catholic Church. He was highly respected by all who know him. His funeral took place Monday from St. Augustine Church, Rev. Fr. L.N. Thelen, Paster of St. Mary's Church, celebrating Requiem Mass, with interment in the family lot in St. Mary's Cemetery.

He is survived by his widow, one son, Frank, of Brothertown, and 6 daughters, Mmes. Raimund Reinl, Cyrus Heimermann, Anton Buechel, Math Buechel, and Peter Lisowe, Brothertown and Mary Kocher of this city.


Frank Lueloff - Appleton Post Crescent, Wednesday Evening, June 1, 1927
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Lueloff Funeral Rites Are Held At Chilton

Chilton - The funeral of Frank Lueloff, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Glese last Wednesday, was held from the Ebenezer Reformed church at 2 o'clock on Saturday afternoon, the services being conducted by Rev. William Arpke. burial was in Hillside cemetery. The bearers were August Riedel, Charles J. Luchterhand, Gustave Thede, Henry Schroeder, August Nurnberger, and William Bechlem.

Among those from away who attended were Mr. and Mrs. Herman Lueloff and children of Greenleaf; Mr. and Mrs. Isadore Crystal of Brillion; Mr. and Mrs. William Crystal and daughter Alice, Mrs. and Mrs. August Lueloff of Valders; Mr. and Mrs. Peter Heinzen of Manitowoc Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. August Benlen of Charlesburg; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lueloff, Mr. and Mrs. William Lueloff, Mrs. Henry Scheel, Mrs. Hannah Vogl, Mrs. Herman Steinberg, all of Kiel; Mr. and Mrs. William Schnell of Schleswig; and Anton Lax of Steinthal.

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Alex Lueloff
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Alex Lulloff, Kiel Businessman, Dies

Alex A. Lulloff, 72, of 129 Chicago St., Kiel, a well know Kiel businessman, died Monday at St. Nicholas Hospital where he had been a patient for seven weeks.

Mr. Lulloff was president of H. Lulloff and Son Hardware Co. and former farm implement business.

He was born June 20, 1903 at St. Nazianz, a son of Fred and Mary Kustermann Lulloff. He attended St. Gregory Catholic Scool there and the Sheboygan Business College.

As a young man, he affiliated with the family hardware firm in St. Nazianz. The firm moved to Kiel in 1920.

Mr. Lulloff was a member of the Wisconsin Implement Association, Wisconsin Retail Hardware Dealers and the Wisconsin Plumbing Association, the Kiel Area Chamber of Commerce, charter member of the Kiel Lions Club, member of the Manitowoc Tribe of Improved Order of Redmen and the 24-Hour Club of the lodge.

He also was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Kiel, its Holy Name Society, and the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin.

On May 25, 1926 he married Lucy Hauch at St. Fidelis Catholic Church, Spring Valley. The couple made their home in Kiel.

Mrs. Lulloff died March 14, 1966.

Survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Eleanor Helfert{Heifert?}, Sheboygan, and Mrs. Clarence Henschel, Mrs. Willard Schnur and Mrs. Clarence Manz, all of Kiel, and a brother Frederick, Kiel.

Two sisters and three brothers preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, the Rev. Francis Kerscher, pastor celebrant of the requiem Mass. Brief family rites will precede the service at 9:30 a.m. at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home, Kiel. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 p.m. Wednesday until the time of the service.

A wake service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home by the Redmen lodge.

A memorial fund has been established in Mr. Lulloff's name.

The H. Lulloff and Son business will be closed Thursday.


Bernice T. Lex - Chilton Times Journal - Thursday, June 16, 1966
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Mrs. Bernice T. Lex, 55, of Stockbridge, died at 5:30 a.m. Monday at Calumet Memorial Hospital, after a two day illness.

Born Aug. 6, 1910, in the Town of Stockbridge, she was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wettstein.

Survivors are one daughter, Mr. Mark {Nona} Gehl, R. 2, Hilbert; one son, Richard, also of R. 2, Hilbert, her father; one sister, Mrs. Catherine Scott, Milwaukee; three brothers, Norman and Gilbert, Kaukauna, and Matthew, Sheboygan, and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Kloten. Burial was in St. Mary Catholic cemetery, Stockbridge.


Magdalena Langemak - Thorp Courier p. 8, 3 Dec 1896
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Mrs. Magdalena Langemak, wife of our esteemed townsman Christian Tiedemann, died of paralysis on Sunday evening Nov. 29th, 1896, at her home in this village after but a few hours illness. She was born at Aberstorf, Schleswig Holstein, Germany, on Dec. 7th, 1840. In 1853, at the age of thirteen years, she came to this county with her parents and settled at New Holstein, Calumet county, Wis., where she was united in marriage with Christian Tiedemann on Jan. 3rd, 1857. May 10th, 1888, she came with her husband and children to this village where she has since resided. She leaves a husband and nine children. Mrs. Helen Graves of Abbotsford; Mrs. Aurilla Ibling of Kiel; Mrs. Rosa Anderson and Mrs. Christina Steele of this village; Mrs. Bertha Laberge of Withee; Mrs. Jennie L. Krupp of Boyd; Mrs. Minnie Brintnall of Ironwood, and Herman and Miss Elsie of this village. Also two brother, Peter and William Langemak, of Brillion, and two sisters, Mrs. Henry Severin and Mrs. Henry Oesau both residents of New Holstein, Wis. Nearly all the immediate relatives of the deceased were present at the funeral to-day which was conducted by Rev. Speers, burial taking place in the village cemetery.


Mrs. Frank Leitner - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday, September 24, 1957
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Funeral services for Mrs. Frank Leitner, 60, of 336 Gillett St., Fond du Lac, who died Friday morning at St. Agnes Hospital, Fond du Lac, after a lingering illness, were held on Monday with brief sevices at 8:30 at the Bidlingmaier Funeral Home and a requiem high mass at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Fond du Lac, with the Rev. Henry Mauer as celebrant.

Burial was in Calvary cemetery.

She was born June 4, 1897, in the Town of Chilton, the daughter of Nick and Mary Wettstein Rollmann.

She was married to Frank Leitner on May 23, 1918, at Kiel. For five years after their marriage they operated the Leitner homestead farm northeast of Charlesburg. In 1923 they moved to Fond du Lac where they have since resided.

Survivors include the widower; a daughter, Mrs. Orville Reitz, Fond du Lac; a son, Robert Leitner, Fond du Lac; four sisters, Mrs. Charles Daun, Charlesburg, the Mmes. Frank and Joseph Dorn, R. 1, New Holstein, and Mrs. Arthur Evenson, Valders, and four brothers, Peter and Alex Rollman, Kiel, Joseph Rollman, Manitowoc, and John Rollmann, Fond du Lac, and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers were four brothers-in-law, Frank Dorn, Joseph Dorn, R. 1, New Holstein, Charles Daun and Arthur Evenson, Valders, and two nephews, Carl and Benjamin Daun, Charlesburg.


Anna Margarethe {Groth} Luehr - New Holstein Reporter - Wednesday - September 28, 1910
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Formerly A Resident Here

Mrs. Anna Luehr Died at Milwaukee Friday Morning and Brought Here for Burial Monday Morning


Mrs. Anna Margarethe Luehr, nee Groth, passed peacefully out of this life on Friday morning at the home of her son, John Luehr at Milwaukee at the age of 85 years, 7 months and 11 days. She had seemingly been in the best of health for sometime past and her death came as an unexpected blow to her dutiful sons. Old age was the cause of taking this beautiful life from our midst.

Miss Anna Margarethe Groth was born at Borgholt, Schleswig, Holstein, Germany, on December 12, 1824. Her parents dying when she was eight years old, she then went to live with her Uncle. In 1854 she was married to John Nicholas Luehr and four years later they immigrated to America and purchased a farm on the old State road now owned by John Bruns. On March 19, 1900, her husband died. She then made her home with her son, William, school principal at Manitowoc for ten years. She then went to Milwaukee, living with her son, John, where her demise took place last Friday morning.

There remains four sons, William Luehr, High School principal at Sheboygan Falls, John Luehr of Milwaukee, Dr. Edward Luehr a practicing physician of Chicago, and Arthur Luehr a real estate and insurance dealer at the same place, to mo{u}rn the loss of a good mother, also seven grand children.

She was always a loving and devoted wife who had shared the lot of her husband with a brave and determined heart never failing to administer kind and loving words to him when worldly thing per{p}lexed the brain of the rugged pioneer. She took great interest in her sons and lived so that they would be the better for it and gave them a love that bound them to her with an ever increasing devotion.

When Edward Luehr was taking a post-graduate course in medicine at Berlin, Germany, he took time to visit the birthplace of his mother in order to be able to recall old scenes to her memory that would greatly please her. It was a great visit they had together about three weeks ago when he returned and visited with her at Milwaukee.

The remains were brought here for burial on the 9:40 o'clock train Monday and taken to the Reformed church where the funeral took place, Rev. Th. Schildknecht officiating. The remains were interred in the New Holstein cemetery beside those of her husband.

{Submitter's Note: Anna Margaretha arrived in New York on the sailing ship Main on May 26, 1858, with her husband John and first child, John. While there is a Borgholt near Mammhusen, Germany, in Land Niedersachsen {Lower Saxony}, there is a town today called Borgholz that is located in Schleswig-Holstein, within the area Dithmarschen which records say was her home area. Wife of John Nicholas Luehr - Mother of John, William, Edward and Arthur Luehr Grandmother of seven grandchildren in 1910 including Lucille Marguerite Luehr Conger and Robert William Luehr}


Clara {Hachez} Luehr - New Holstein Reporter - Friday - October 22, 1920
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Mrs. Wm. Luehr Called By Death

The entire community was shrouded in sorrow this, Friday, morning when it became known that Mrs. Wm. H. Luehr had been suddenly called by death at the Washington Park Hospital, Chicago, Thursday morning at 2 o'clock, following an operation she underwent for internal goitre on Thursday of last week. She reached the age of 49 years, 3 months and 21 days. Reports from the hospital were very favorable for her recovery until Wednesday evening, when her condition suddenly changed. She had been in poor health all summer which greatly alarmed the family. In order to regain her lost health she has been in Chicago for the past two months under the care of a specialist.

Her death has cast a gloom over the entire community with whom she was a general favorite and shining example of life's best acts.

Clara Hachez was born July 30, 1871 in the town of New Holstein and spent her entire childhood here. She received her early education in Dist. No. 1. Later she taught school in the town of Rantoul for several years. On August 28, 1890 she was united in marriage to Wm. H. Luehr. Their first two years were spent in Grand Rapids and a short time in Madison.

For thirteen years they were residents of Manitowoc where Mr. Luehr was principal of the high school. From there they went to Sheboygan Falls where they remained for two years and then came to New Holstein where they resided for four years. Mr. Luehr was again called as an instructor in the Manitowoc High School two years ago where they have since resided. Their married life has been a most happy one.

They were blessed with two children, Lucille, Mrs. Howard Conger, of Michigan and Robert of Milwaukee.

Mrs. Luehr was a kind and loving wife and mother, always sharing their joys and sorrows. She was a general favorite in every community where she resided, taking active part in all social and civic affairs. She was beloved by those who knew her and came in contact with her.

While the silence of death wraps and chills us at this time, memories sweet and precious, come crowding in.

The deceased leaves her grief stricken husband and children and an aged father Mr. Ferdinand Hachez, two brothers Louie and Ferdinand of the state of Washington; Mrs. Edw. Kelm, Grand Rapids, Minn.; and Mrs. Lillian Price of Louisiana, Missouri, and one grandchild. Her mother preceded her in death two years ago.

The remains will be brought here for burial, and the services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon.

In the words of Bryant which we copy here she has gone but
"Death should come gently, to one of gentle mould like thee
As light winds wandering through groves of bloom
Detach the delicate blossoms from the tree.
Close thy sweet eyes calmly, and without pain,
And we will trust in God to see thee yet again."

NOTE: Clara Hachez Luehr and her husband William Henry Luehr were both natives of New Holstein. Her parents were Ferdinand E. Hachez and Elise Boie Hachez. His parents were John Nicholas Luehr and Anna Margrethe Groth Luehr. William was principal of New Holstein High School from 1913-1916. During this period, Clara was a founding member of the New Holstein Civic Society, serving as secretary, and a founding member of the Tuesday Club.


Luecker Infant - Manitowoc's - Der Nord Westen - March 3, 1892
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{From the correspondent in Brillion - Feb. 23}

Death of the 8 mo. old son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Luecker Thurs. afternoon.

Burial was Sun. afternoon in the village cemetery.


Paul Luethge - Manitowoc's - Der Nord Westen - February 11, 1897
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Death Sun. morning, at 10 a.m., of 50 yr. old Paul Luethge, the only son of Mr.and Mrs. Ferdinand Luethge of New Holstein, who had celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary not long ago.


Anton Loehr - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - December 28, 1960
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Loehr, Retired Hilbert Banker, Is Dead At 83

Hilbert - Anton Loehr, 83, president of the State Bank of Hilbert for many years until retirement in 1959, died at his home here at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Mr. Loehr, father of the Rev. Alfred A. Loehr, pastor of St. Isidore's Catholic Parish at Osman {Manitowoc County}, had not been seriously ill previously.

Prior to moving to Hilbert in 1946, Mr. Loehr had operated a creamery and general store at St. John {Calumet County} for 45 years.

A native of Johnsburg {Fond du Lac County}, he was born March 1, 1877, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis Loehr.

He was educated in the Catholic school here and on Nov. 12, 1901, married Katherine Kalt in St. Mary's Catholic Church at Chilton. His wife died in 1942.

Mr. Loehr was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Mary's Parish here.

Surviving, in addition to the son, Father Loehr, are four daughters, Sister De Carmel {Lucille} of Santa Barbara, Calif., Mrs. Harold Buhl {Katherine}, Chilton, Mrs. Leon Kesler {Delphine}, Hilbert, and Miss Loretta at home; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, Michael, Fond du Lac, and Henry, Hilbert; and a sister, Mrs. Dora Fuchs, Paynesville, Minn.

Two sons preceded him in death.

The solemn requiem Mass will be celebrated by the son, Father Loehr, at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Mary's Church, Hilbert, following 9:15 family rites at the Pfeffer Funeral Home in Chilton. Burial will be in St. John's Parish Cemetery at St. John.

Assisting at the Mass will be Rt. Rev. Msgr. Martin Jaekels, St. Mary's pastor, and the Rev. A. Pimeskern, pastor of St. Patrick's Parish, Maple Grove {Manitowoc County}>

Friends may call at the Pfeffer's from 7 o'clock this evening. The rosary will be recited there at 8 o'clock tonight and Thursday.


Mrs. Henry Loose - Appleton Post Crescent - April 12, 1930 - Page 12
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Mrs. Henry Loose Dies At Potter Residence

Potter - Mrs. Henry Loose, 50, died at 8:30 Thursday morning after a lingering illness. She was many years a resident of Potter. Surviving are her widowed, Henry Loose, son Aaron; two daughters, Pearl and Verona; two brothers, Rueben Bottner, Potter and Arthur Bottner, Chippewa Falls; three sisters, Mrs. Fred Pagels of Brillion, Mrs. William Lerche and Mrs. Ray Aplin of Potter.


William Henry Luehr - Kiel Record - December 25, 1930
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W. H. Luehr, 69, Dies at Home of Daughter - Was Educator Many Years; Held State Offices Until 1929

William H. Luehr, former income assessor of the district comprising Manitowoc, Calumet, Door and Kewaunee counties and a well-known educator with a background of nearly 40 years in the teaching profession, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Howard Conger of Wauwatosa, at 5:30 o’clock Saturday morning.

Injuries which Prof. Luehr received over a year ago while on a vacation visit with his daughter considerably undermined his health and although he resumed his duties after an extended stay in the hospital, he never fully recovered from the effects of the accident. He continued in his post for several months after his return, but filed his resignation with the state tax commission in 1928, the resignation to take effect with the beginning of 1929.

For many years he was widely known and highly respected in this vicinity, making his residence in Manitowoc for about 20 years. He came to Manitowoc in 1896 when he assumed the position of principal of the old south side high school, retaining that post until the schools were consolidated into the central school system here in 1911.

Takes Sheboygan Falls Post

Following the consolidation of the schools here, Prof. Luehr became head of the Sheboygan Falls high school and was there for several years before he took a similar post in his native city of New Holstein. Later he came to Manitowoc as a teacher in the high school and remained there until he became chief examiner for the Wisconsin Civil Service Commission, a position he held during 1924 and 1925, with headquarters at Madison.

In 1925, he became assessor of incomes for the district including Manitowoc, Calumet, Door and Kewaunee counties. For 4 years he functioned as head of the department until illness forced his resignation.

Boyhood in New Holstein

He was born in New Holstein on June 26, 1861 and was 69 years of age at the time of his death. His boyhood was spent in New Holstein and he later attended the University of Wisconsin where he graduated with the class of 1887, assuming a position as head of the Wisconsin Rapids high school immediately upon graduation.

Prof. Luehr and Miss Clara Hachez of New Holstein were married in that city about 40 years ago, Mrs. Luehr preceding him in death about 10 years ago. Two children were born to them, Mrs. Howard Conger of Wauwatosa, and Robert Luehr of West Allis, and in addition three grandchildren survive.

Active in Organizations

The deceased was active in organizations and was a Past Exalted Ruler of the Manitowoc lodge of Elks and was affiliated with the Masonic order, the Manitowoc Kiwanis Club, the Eagles and was president of the Manitowoc county LaFollette Club for some time.

Funeral services were held at New Holstein on Wednesday afternoon with interment at the family lot in that city.

NOTE: A biographical sketch in the Educational History of Wisconsin, 1912, states that William H. Luehr attended New Holstein schools, Chilton High School, and then attended Oshkosh State Normal for two years and the University of Wisconsin Madison for two and one-half years, graduating in 1889. That latter year, he went to Wisconsin Rapids. He also did graduate study at UW Madison. Clara Hachez Luehr died October 21, 1920; see her obituary on this page.


Mary Lefeber - Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter - Fond du Lac, WI - Friday - March 12, 1948 - p. 16 - c. 3
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Mrs. Mary Lefeber, 70, wife of Fred Lefeber, died Thursday at her home at St. Cloud after a lengthy illness.

Born Dec. 23, 1877, in the Town of Harrison, Calumet county, a daughter of Jacob and Gertrude Petrie Horn, she was married Oct. 17, 1904, at St. Joseph church at St. Joseph. After their marriage the couple spent three years on a farm at Marytown, 20 years at St. John and a similar period at St. Joseph, before moving to St. Cloud, retiring four years ago last April.

In addition to her widower, Mrs. Lefeber is survived by four children, Mrs. August Sippel, Marytown, Ben of St. John, Bette of Jericho and Mrs. William Seffern of St. Joseph; a step-brother, Jacob Horn, Town of Harrison; four sisters, Mrs. Rose Fisch, St. Joseph, Mrs. Catherine Marx, Athens, Mrs. Peter Ditter, St. Peter, and Mrs. Joseph Lefeber, St. Cloud; and 16 grandchildren. A son died 13 years ago at the age of 21 and a brother and step-sister also preceded Mrs. Lefeber in death. Mrs. Lefeber was a member of the Christian Mothers society.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Lisowe funeral home St. Cloud, where the body will be in state after noon on Saturday, and at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph church at St. Joseph, the Rev. Stephen Zohlen of St. Claudius church, St. Cloud, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter - Fond du Lac, WI - Wednesday - March 17, 1948 - p. 24 - c. 1

Funeral services for Mrs. Fred Lefeber, who died at her home in St. Cloud Thursday, were held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Lisowe funeral home and at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph church at St. Joe, the Rev. Stephen Zohlen of St. Cloud officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph cemetery.

Crossbearer was Mrs. John Schmitz. Honorary pallbearers were Mrs. Math Maurer, Mrs. Anton Mies, Mrs. Alex Petrie, Mrs. Ben Wirth, Mrs. Leo Steffes and Mrs. Henry Keller. Active pallbearers were Leo, Alfred, Eugene and Elroy Lefeber, John Fisch and Norbert Horn.

Services were attended by many from Manitowoc, New Holstein, Athens, Fond du Lac, St. John, St. Peter, Johnsburg, Dotyville, Greenbush, Glenbeulah, Sherwood, Appleton, Kaukauna, Jericho and surrounding communities.


Gertrude C. Lefeber - The Fond du Lac Reporter - Monday - June 20, 1977 - p. 28 - c. 5
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Mrs. Gertrude C. Lefeber, 95, formerly of St. Joe, died this morning at Care Center East where she resided for the past year.

Born June 19, 1892, in the Town of Harrison, Calumet County. She was a daughter of the late Jacob and Gertrude Petrie Horn. She was married to Joseph Lefeber on Nov. 19, 1908 {at St. Joseph Church} in Fond du Lac, and he died {on April 30,} 1956.

The couple farmed in the St. Joe area until retiring in 1945 and moving to the Village of St. Cloud. Mrs. Lefeber was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church at St. Joe and Christian Mothers Society.

Surviving are two sons, Roy of Route 1, St. Cloud, and Leo of Route 4; two daughters, Mrs. Henry {Mildred} Schaefer of Route 1, Mount Calvary, and Mrs. Esther Salmon of Green Bay; 23 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. a son, two brothers, fives sisters and two grandchildren preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Huss Funeral Home, St. Cloud, and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, St. Joe. The Rev. Joel Tueler will officiate, and burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

Visitation for Mrs. Lefeber will be after 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


Benedict A. Lefeber - Times-Journal - Chilton, WI - February 18, 1993 - p. 31
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Benedict A. Lefeber, 127 S. 9th St., Hilbert, age 85, died Monday, Feb. 8, 1993 at Appleton Medical Center following heart surgery. He was born July 12, 1907 the son of late Fred and Mary Horn Lefeber. He was married to Margaret Morgen on Sept. 25, 1928 at St. John Catholic Church in Johnsburg. The couple had been married 64 years. They farmed together in the town of Woodville for 35 years and in 1964 they moved into the village of Hilbert. Mr. Lefeber was employed at Pasewald Electric in Hilbert for five years and later worked as a school bus driver for the School District of Hilbert for 10 years. He will be missed by all his neighbors in Hilbert.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret; two sons and daughters-in-law: Elroy and Mary Anne Lefeber, Appleton; Marvin and Mary Lefeber, Hilbert; four grandchildren: Cynthia and Paul Godschalx, Moab, Utah; Leon Lefeber, Hilbert; Todd Lefeber, Appleton; a sister and brother-in-law: Mrs. William {Clara} Steffen, Fond du lac; a brother-in-law, August Sippel, Mount Calvary. He was preceded in death by a sister, Isabelle and two brothers: Valentine and Sylvester.

Services were held Feb. 11, 1993 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Hilbert with Rev. Rallen Stencil officiating. Spring burial will be in the parish cemetery.


Olive Lefeber - Chilton Times - Chilton, WI - July 3, 1986 - p. iii 7 - c. 1
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Mrs. Olive Lefeber, 76, N2305 County C., Jericho, died unexpectedly Saturday, June 28, at her home.

The former Olive Steffen was born Feb. 10, 1910, in St. Peter, a daughter of the late Joe and Christina Hoehl Steffen.

On Oct. 10, 1933, she married Val Lefeber at St. Peter. He died April 11, 1969.

She was employed at Aluminum Specialty Company, Chiton, for 12 years, retiring in 1971, and also was a volunteer at the Salvatorian Mission Center, New Holstein.

Mrs. Lefeber was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Jericho, serving as sacristan for the past 15 years.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Paul {Darlene} Steffes of Jericho, and Mrs. David {Kathleen} Steffes of Plymouth; five grandchildren; four sisters, Martha Steffen, Susan Steffen and Mrs. Ida Richter, all of Fond du Lac, and Mrs. Emma Pawlowski, of Chicago, Illinois; and a brother, Louis Steffen, of Fond du Lac.

She was preceded in death by four sisters and a brother.

A funeral Mass was Tuesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. The Revs. David Christel and Ron Reimer officiated. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Wieting Fuenral Home, Chilton, took care of arrangements.


John C. Luehr - Milwaukee Journal - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - April 1, 1931
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Luehr: John C., passed on Mar. 30, at the family residence, 1422 N. Farwell av., survived by 2 daughters, Lydia M. Luehr, Mrs. Viola Slagg, 1 brother, Dr. Edward Luehr of Chicago and 3 grandchildren. Services at the Oelerich funeral home, 73d and Summit avs., West Allis, Wednesday, Apr. 1, at 2:30 p.m. Remains will be shipped to New Holstein, Wis., for burial Thursday, Apr. 2.

Note: John Claudius Luehr was the oldest son of John Nicholas Luehr and Anna Margaretha Groth Luehr. In 1858, John and his parents immigrated from the Dithmarschen area of Holstein, Germany, and settled in New Holstein. The sons born in Wisconsin were William Henry Luehr, Edward Luehr and Arthur Luehr.


Lydia Lauson - No Newspaper Listed - 1958
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Mrs. H. D. Lauson, 79, of 211 Monroe St., New Holstein, died at Calumet County Homestead Thursday morning following a lingering illness.

The former Lydia Dumke, she was born in New Holstein Mar. 2?, 1879, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl F. Dumke. She attended New Holstein public school and taught in rural schools after attending Oshkosh Normal College.

She was a member of New Holstein Order of Eastern Star Chapter 262, the Pastime Club, the Tuesday Study Club and the Fortnightly Club.

She was married to H. D. Lauson Dec. 2, 1905 and is survived by her husband; a son, Dr. Henry Lauson of New York City; three daughters, Miss Dorothy Lauson, Milwaukee, Mrs. James {Eloise} Jolivette, Madison, and Mrs. Don {Marjorie} Call, Bellevue, Wash.; five grandchildren and two sisters, Miss Emma Dumke, New Holstein, and Mrs. Richard {Laura} Markeno, New Holstein.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Erbe-Hoffmann Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Saturday by the Rev. Charles Koch, pastor of St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed Church. Burial will be in New Holstein City Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.


Joseph Lisowe - No Newspaper Listed - October 10, 1924
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Lisowe Funeral Take Place Here Tuesday

Funeral services for Joseph Lisowe, who died suddenly of heart failure while fighting a fire on his brother’s farm near Cleveland, Saturday afternoon, were held at the Holy Rosary Catholic church Tuesday morning, the Rev. Father Steinbrecker officiating.

He was alone on the farm at the time fire broke out as his brother, Jacob Lisowe had left early Saturday morning. The fire was discovered by passersby, who with neighbors lent their aid in extinguishing the flames. Mr. Lisowe, who owns a farm three miles west of New Holstein, had spent the summer at his brother’s place because of heart trouble, and it was while calling for more water that he dropped dead. He was a brother of Mrs. Ernst Edens of this city.

The fire was extinguished after some loss.


James Loftus - No Newspaper Listed - 1926
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Called By Death

James Loftus, on of Kiel's well known citizens, was called to his reward on Thursday evening of last week, at his home on Sixth street, after a prolonged illness, which confined him to his bed since December 26th. Mr. Loftus was born in Canisteo, New York, Nov. 11, 1859, and came to Wisconsin at the age of one month with his parents, who settled on a farm in the town of Woodville, Calumet county. After his marriage on Oct. 5, 1886 to Catherine McBride of Cascade the couple conducted a hotel at Forest Junction, until 18 years ago, when they moved to Kiel, where they have since resided, Mr. Loftus being employed at the plant of the Kiel Furniture Co. Deceased was a man of industrious, thrifty habits, always working for the interest of his family. Generous hearted and accommodating, he was an ideal neighbor and friend, one who will be missed in the home and also in the community of which he was a part. He is survived by his widow and two daughters, Mrs. Arno Milhaupt of New Holstein, and Mrs. C. A. Wallman of Kiel; also two grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Dan Clifford of Random Lake. Two daughters, Genrose and Myrtle died in infancy; He was a member of the Holy Name Society, Wrightstown Court of Catholic Order of Foresters and the Holland Court of Catholic Knights. Solemn requiem high mass was held at 9 o’clock at Sts. Peter & Paul’s church on Monday morning, with Rev. A. Roder as celebrant, and Rev. F. X. Steinbruecher of New Holstein and Rev. J.H. Schmitt of St. Anna assisting.

Burial was made in St. Francis cemetery at Holland. The funeral was largely attended, including many relatives, and friends from out of town.


Ursula Loehr - No Newspaper Listed - February 25, 1951
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Mrs. Ursula Loehr Rites Held Wednesday

Last rites for Mrs. Ursula Loehr, 90, lifelong resident of the Marytown-Johnsburg area was held Wednesday. She passed away Sunday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hubert Bartel in Marytown following a lingering illness.

Services were conducted from the Mannenbach chapel in Mt. Calvary at 9:30 a.m. followed by services in the Catholic church at Johnsburg at 10 a.m. Burial was made in the adjoining church cemetery.

Daughter of Henry and Mary Moersch, the former Ursula Moersch was born Nov. 2, 1860, at Johnsburg, and was married Jan. 26, 1880 in St. John’s church at Johnsburg.

Surviving are three daughters and two sons, Mrs. Nick Heus, Kiel, Mrs. Hubert Hartel, Marytown, Mrs. John Emery, Calumetville, Edward Loehr, New Holstein, and Henry Loehr, Sheboygan; 21 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Loehr was a member of the Christian Mother’s society of St. John’s church, Johnsburg.

In addition to her husband, she was was preceded in death by three daughters.


Elizabeth Liffring - No Newspaper Listed - April 8, 1920
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Called By Death

After a lingering illness of several months with cancer of the liver, Mrs. Elizabeth Liffring, and old-time and respected resident of Kiel and the town of New Holstein, passed away at her home here at the age of nearly 78 years.

The deceased was born in Alsace-Loraine, Germany, April 15, 1842, and came to America at the age of 12 years with her parents who settled in this section of Wisconsin. In 1865 she was united in marriage to Joachim Baivier, the couple settling on a farm in the town of New Holstein, about one mile west of Kiel.

Her first husband died in 1877, and two years later she entered a second marriage with Frank Liffring, who preceded her in death six years ago. For the past 28 years Mrs. Liffring has been a resident in Kiel.

She is survived by one son, E. Baivier of Milwaukee, and four daughters, Mrs. John Hertel of Chilton, Mrs. Mary Casper of Milwaukee, who has been caring for her for several months, Mrs. Nic. Klauck and Mrs. Lizzie Rasch of Kiel. She also leaves 17 grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren.

The funeral took place on Tuesday morning, services being conducted at St. Peter and Paul's church in Kiel by Rev. Rumpel, and at St. Ann's church by Revs. Schmitt and Rumpel. The choir sang at both churches, and the Christian Mothers Society, of which she was a member, escorted the remains to the grave at St. Anna, where they were laid to rest on the family lot.

A large number of relatives and friends attended the funeral. Among the former were the following from Chilton: Mrs. John Hertel and family, Jos. Hanert, Mr. and Mrs. Chr. Hertel, Mr. and Mrs. James Millay, Thomas and Joseph Hertel, whose attendance was much appreciated by the children of the deceased.


Orville Lauers - No Newspaper Listed - March 7, 1924
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Sad Death Occurs In Lauers Family

Orville, the six year old and youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lauers died Saturday morning at 9:30 o'clock from bronchial pneumonia. The body was interred in the Holy Rosary cemetery on Tuesday morning at 10:00 o'clock.

Orville attended school on Monday for the last time. Thursday he complained of not feeling well and a doctor called that evening who pronounced his ailment as tonsilitis and bronchitis. Friday night pneumonia set in and the next morning the spirit from his body fled.

The funeral services were held at the church on account of his brother Daniel having diptheria and the house being placed under quarantine, the body was taken directly from the home to the cemetery.

Little Orville died on his sixth birthday and on the hour of his birth. He was a bright little youngster and was attending the first grade in the public school.

He leaves besides his grief stricken parents one brother Daniel and sister Esther, to mourn his sudden death.


Forest G. Lavey - No Newspaper Listed - July 21, 1960
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Rites to be Held Here For Forest G. Lavey

Funeral services for Forest G. Lavey, 58, will be held this afternoon, Thursday, at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home. Mr. Lavey died at Memorial hospital Tuesday morning. He had been a patient there since Saturday.

He was the brother of Mrs. Woodrow Mattes of Kiel, and his mother, Mrs. Ruby Lavey, also lives in Kiel. Other survivors include two sisters.

Mrs. Hollis Ruggles of Sheboygan and Mrs. Henry Mattes of New Holstein, four brothers, Robert of Jericho, John of Sheboygan and Roland and Hugh of Chilton. He was a bachelor.

He was born November 10, 1901, in the Town of Brothertown and was educated in the district school. He spent all of his adult life farming. At the time of his death his residence was Rt. 2, Elkhart Lake.

The services wil be at 2:00 p.m. and burial will be in the Union Cemetery, Brothertown. The Rev. Charles Koch of New Holstein will conduct the services.


John Limburg - No Newspaper Listed
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A sad and untimely death was that of John Limburg which occurred at his home on Washington street, in this city on Sunday night, at the age of forty-nine years, one month and twenty-six days.

John Limburg was born at St. Cloud Oct. 5, 1863 and was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Limburg. He remained at home until the nineties when he engaged in the livery business at Kiel at which place he remained until 1907 when he purchased from Peter Andersen his interest in the livery barn in Chilton and became a member of the firm of Edens & Limburg. Two years later Mr. Andersen and Mr. Limburg formed a co-partnership and continued in business until 1910 when Geo. Harlow purchased an interest in the concern and since that time the firm was known as Limburg & Harlow. Mr. Limburg's health began to fail him some two years ago and he spent some time at the Sacred Heart Sanitarium in Milwaukee where he took treatment which seemed to benefit him and he again took an active part in business. But several weeks ago he had a relapse and a week previous to his death was obliged to remain in bed.

His death was due to a complication of ailments, chief among which was stomach trouble. His death coming as it did, in the fullness of manhood, is a great loss to his wife and small children. The community, too, will mourn the passing of one of its most active and energetic business men.

Mr. Limburg enjoyed a large acquaintance in this city and vicinity, his business bringing him in contact with a great many people, all of whom recognized his sterling qualities of mind and heart. With the traveling public he stood high being accommodating, honorable in all his transactions and exceedingly companionable. He was married at St. Cloud June 15, 1897 to Mary Dreifurst, who with four small children survive him and mourn the loss of a devoted husband and the kindest of fathers. He also leaves two brothers, Henry of Hunter, N. Da. and Michael of Chicago and three sisters, Mrs. Nicholas Nellessen of this city, Mmes. Carl Werner and Andrew Darnieder of St. Cloud.


Dr. Edward Luehr - Chicago Tribune - Tuesday - February 2, 1937 - Page 12
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LUEHR: - Dr. Edward Luehr of 9141 Houston avenue, beloved husband of Louise, father of Lorena, Anderson, and Elmer Luehr, grandfather of Ned and Lorel Luehr, and Louise Anderson. Funeral Wednesday, Feb. 3, at South Chicago Masonic temple at 2:30 p.m. At chapel, 9117 Houston avenue, until noon Wednesday. Member of American Medical association, Chicago Medical, Harbor lodge, No. 731, A.F. & A.M.; Medinal Temple, Oriental consistory; Plaideutsche Gilde, K. of P.; I.O.O.F., Turn Verein, Calumet Singing society, I.O.F., Old Settlers, etc.; Staff of Woodlawn hospital, Board of Trustees of South Chicago hospital, director Crown Building and Loan. Interment Oak Woods cemetery.

Note: Edward Luehr was born in March 1863 in New Holstein, the third of four sons of John Nicholas Luehr and Anna Groth Luehr. His brothers were John C., William H. and Arthur Luehr. A physician and surgeon, he died on January 31, 1937. Medinal Temple is likely Medinah Temple and the Plaideutsche Gilde is actually Plattdeutsche Gilde.


Anna Lorenz & Eleanor Lorenz - Chilton Times - Thursday - April 20, 1950 - P. 1 - C. 8
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Two Killed, Five Hurt in County Highway Tragedy. Seven County Deaths Already Recorded in ’50. Wife and Mother of Raymond Lorenz Die in Car Crash. Two persons were killed and five were injured, some of them seriously, in an accident Sunday on the Irish Road about three miles northeast of Chilton.

The dead are Mrs. Raymond Lorenz, 30, and her mother-in-law, Mrs. Anna Lorenz, 76, both of Chilton, Route 4.

Mrs. Raymond Lorenz died instantly in the crash. The elder Mrs. Lorenz passed away at St. Elizabeth’s hospital about 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Raymond Hephner, 23, of Chilton, Route 4, driver on one of the cars, is still in critical condition at St. Elizabeth’s hospital, Appleton. He improved slightly Sunday night, but has remained in the same condition since that time.

Raymond Lorenz and his three-year-old son, Ronald, are also confined to the Appleton hospital. While both were seriously injured, their conditions have improved considerably since Sunday.

Two other children, Darlene, 10, and Jerald Lorenz, 5, were treated for cuts and bruises but were not confined to the hospital.

The accident occurred about 10:45 a.m. Sunday. The Lorenz family was returning home from church when the mishap took place.

The Lorenz car was traveling east on County Trunk E at a speed of about 45 miles per hour, it was said. Hephner was traveling north on a town road. There is a stop sign on the town road and evidently Hephner did not stop, Sheriff Robert A. Schwarz said. Hephner was alone at the time of the crash.

The {….} Chevrolet driven by Lorenz was completely demolished. Hephner’s 1950 Mercury was badly damaged.

It was the first multiple-death accident of the year in the county.

Sheriff Robert A. Schwarz said that an inquest would be held. A coroner’s jury viewed the scene of the accident. The inquest will be held when the principals in the accident are well enough to attend.

The first fatal accident of the year cost the life of Edward Keuler, 39, of Chilton, Route 2, who was killed Feb. 13. Mike Probst, 75, town of Harrison, was killed March 23. A six-year-old boy, Norman Stecker, Jr., of Chilton, Route 4, died April 8 after falling out the cab of the truck driven by his father.

Two other deaths this week were attributed to accidents which happened in the county recently, bringing the total for 1950 to seven dead. Robert Krueger, 20, of Menasha, who was involved in an accident April 9, passed away at Theda Clark hospital, Neenah, Thursday evening. No inquest will be held, Sheriff Schwarz said. Alfred Penning, 61, of Chilton, Route 1, passed away at St. Elizabeth’s hospital, Appleton, Monday evening, from injuries suffered in an accident last Thursday when his car was involved in a crash with a car driven by Robert Geiser of Chiton, Route 3. An inquest will be held, it was announced. this week by the sheriff.

Mrs. Anna Lorenz passed away about 1:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon at St. Elizabeth’s hospital, Appleton, of injuries received that morning in an auto accident.

She was born at Millersville, Sheboygan county, in September, 1874, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christ Bennin. She attended Lutheran parochial and public schools there, and learned the dressmakers’ trade at Sheboygan. She followed that line of work before her marriage to Bernard Lorenz Jan. 25, 1894.

The marriage ceremony took place at Millersville Lutheran church.

She was a member of Ebenezer Evangelical and Reformed church, Chilton, and of the Ladies’ Aid society of that congregation.

Following the death of her husband, she made her home with her son-in-law and daughter; Mr. and Mrs. Clay Koehler.

Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. James {Elsie} Nordstrom, Atmore, Ala., Mrs. William {Norma} Oakley, Chilton, Route 4, Mrs. Anita Molg, Mrs. Clay {Fredoia} Koehler, Charlestown, Mrs. Jerome {Alice} Bowe, Chilton town, and Mrs. Lester {Elma} Broker, Medford, Ore.; a son, Raymond, on the homestead; 32 grandchildren, and 27 great grandchildren. She was the last of three brothers and five sisters.

Funeral services will be held this {Thursday} afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the Erbe-Hoffmann Funeral home and at 2 o’clock at Ebenezer Evangelical and Reformed church, with the Rev. Orval Egbert officiating. Burial will be in Hillside cemetery.

Pallbearers will be William Schneider, Walter Bringmann, John Gruber, Charles Klessig, Henry Schneider and William Pingel.

Mrs. Raymond Lorenz was killed instantly in an auto accident Sunday morning.

She was born Eleanor Schockmel, daughter of mr. and Mrs. Nick Schockmel, Nov. 11, 1918, in Stockbridge town. She attended Holy Trinity schools, Jericho.

She was married to Raymond Lorenz Sept. 26, 1939, at Holy Trinity church, Jericho.

Mrs. Lorenz was a member of the Christian Mothers’ society of St. Mary’s church, Chilton.

Survivors include her husband, three children, Darlene, 10, Gerald, 5, and Ronald, 3; her parents and two sisters, Mrs. Emil {Sylvia} Nett and Dolores Schockmel, both of Jericho.

Funeral services were held at 9 a.m. at the Erbe-Hoffmann Funeral home here Wednesday and at 9:30 o’clock at St. Mary’s church, with Rev. Joseph Barelme officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Pallbearers were William Schneider, Marvin Garner, William Wilson, Walter Joyce, William Schneider and Lester Lorenz.


Matthew & Josefine Lutz - Chilton Times - Saturday - January 22, 1910 - p. 1 - c. 4 & 5
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Father and Daughter Called

The family of Mathew Lutz were doubly bereaved during the past week and the sympathy of their friends and acquaintances is universally theirs. On Sunday, Jan. 16th, Mathew Lutz of Shiocton died at St. Elizabeth's hospital, Appleton, following a critical operation. Mr. Lutz was born in Germany sixty-three years ago. He came to this country when a boy of ten years of age and settled with his parents in the village of Franklin, Milwaukee county, assisting them with the pioneer work. He was married in 1870 to Elizabeth Schimpf, their happy union resulting in a family of eleven children, who occupy different but honorable positions in life. Mr. Lutz was of the sturdy German type whose love for his Fatherland was surpassed only by his love for his adopted country, America. He was a model citizen and a fervent Christian who practiced what he believed, a good husband and the best of fathers whom God is sure to reward for his patient sufferings and good works in this world. The remains were brought to this city Monday where his daughter Elizabeth resides and arrangements were made for his funeral with Solemn Requiem Mass at St. Mary's church on Thursday morning, but the death of his daughter, Josefine Lutz, which occurred at Mercy hospital, Stevens Point, at an early hour on Thursday morning, Jan. 20, made it necessary to postpone the funeral until Saturday when father and daughter will be buried from St. Mary's church in this city, at 10:00 o'clock A.M. Miss Josefine Lutz was born in Milwaukee some twenty-five years ago. She was educated in the parochial schools at Freedom and taught school for some years. Later she attended business college at Green Bay and at the time of her death was stenographer in the First National Bank at Stevens Point. Miss Lutz was a noble character in every sense of the word. She was extremely religious and when taken ill she was preparing to become the handmaid of the Lord by entering the convent of the sisters of St. Francis Assisi at Milwaukee but the Lord willed otherwise and called her to himself. May father and daughter rest in peace.


Raymond Lorenz - Chilton Times - February 11, 1993 - s. 2 - p. 6 - c. 4
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Raymond Lorenz, 75, of W1925 Hwy. 151, Chilton, died on Friday, Feb. 5, 1993, at Calumet Medical Center in Chilton.

He was born on Nov. 3, 1917, son of the late Bernard and Anna {Bennin} Lorenz.

He married Eleanor Schockmel and she preceded him in death in 1950. He later married Ruth {Thiel} Schommer and she preceded him in death on Aug. 4, 1984.

He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton, and was a church usher.

Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Darlene and Art Schomisch, of Appleton; Mary Ann and Mack Giddens, of Hohenwald, Tenn.; Phyllis Lorenz, at home; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Gerald and Mary Jane Lorenz, New Holstein; Ronald Lorenz, of Beloit; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Anita Maguire, Sheboygan Falls and Fredola Koehler, Beverly Hills, Fla. He was preceded in death by four sisters.

Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 8, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton, with the Rev. Loren Nys S.D.S. officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.


Charles Loose - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - December 20, 1951 - p. 14
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Charles Loose, 79, of Hilbert, passed away at his home at 2 p.m., Wednesday, following a lingering illness.

He was born Sept. 2, 1872, in the town of Charlestown. On May 18, 1907, he was married at Milwaukee to Anna Brandenburg. The couple operated a farm in the town of Charlestown for many years, and nine years ago moved to Hilbert.

Survivors include: his wife; three sons, Melford of Reedsville, Elmer of Charlestown and Milton of Sheboygan; one step-son, Herbert Brandenburg of Rantoul; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Henry and Gustave of Hilbert; and one sister, Mrs. Louisa Heuer of Milwaukee.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, at the Techtman-Wieting Funeral home, Hilbert, and at 2 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran church at Rantoul. The Rev. T. Hilgendorf will officiate and burial will be made in the church cemetery.


Clarence G. Loose - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - September 28, 1950 - p. 14
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Clarence G. Loose, 36, passed away at his home 204 Mill street, Sheboygan Falls, following a lingering illness.

He was born at Rantoul, Wis., on March 16, 1914, a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Loose. He attended public school in Rantoul. On May 18, 1935, he was married to Myrtle Keuer. The couple lived in Brillion until two years ago when they moved to Sheboygan Falls.

He was a hunting and fishing enthusiast and belonged to sportsmen groups. He was an employee of the Kohler company.

Survivors include his wife, his parents, at Hilbert; two brothers, George of Rantoul, and Albert of Bear Creek, and one sister, Mrs. Charles Williams of Chicago.

The body was removed to the A. E. Rauschert Funeral home. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be published in Friday’s Sheboygan Press.


John Caludius Luehr - Sheboygan Press - Saturday - April 4, 1931
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Aged Resident of New Holstein Laid to Rest

New Holstein, Wis - Funeral services for John Claudius Luehr, aged 77, who died March 30, at his home in Milwaukee, were held here at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at St. John's Reformed church, the Rev. A. G. Schmid, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial was at the New Holstein City cemetery.

Deceased was born November 23, 1853, in Holstein, Germany, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Luehr. When he was two years of age, his parents came to America, settling in New Holstein. On October 1, 1877, he was married to Miss Mallavia {sic} Krohnke {sic} of New Holstein. The coupled lived here for one and one half years and then moved to Davenport, Iowa, where they resided until 1896, in which year they moved to Milwaukee.

He is survived by two daughters, Miss Lydia Luehr of Milwaukee and Mrs. Viola Slagg of Eau Claire, Wis., and one brother, Dr. Edward Luehr of Chicago.

NOTES: John Claudius Luehr arrived in New York City on 26 May 1858, having sailed from Hamburg on the ship Main with his parents John Nicholas Luehr and Anna Margretha Groth Luehr of Woehrden, a town west of Heide, Dithmarschen, Holstein. John Claudius Luehr married Wilhelmina C. E. "Minnie" Kroehnke on 31 October 1877 in Calumet County. John had three brothers, William Henry, Edward and Arthur.


Lydia Luehr - Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - September 5, 1945
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Ashes Brought to New Holstein For Burial There

New Holstein - The ashes of Mrs. {sic} Lydia Luehr, who died early this year in Milwaukee, were brought to New Holstein on Friday for burial in the New Holstein cemetery. She was a daughter of John Claudius and Wilhelmina {Kroehnke} Luehr, former residents of New Holstein.

Accompanying the remains to this city were: William E. Slagg of Eau Claire; Miss Althea Slagg and Miss Ruth Easthorn of Chicago, and Mrs. Roland Tiedjens of Milwaukee. The only other survivors are two nephews, T/4 William A. Slagg and Sgt. James E. Slagg, both serving in the Pacific theatre.

NOTE: Lydia, born about October 1878 in Wisconsin, lived with her parents throughout their lives. She was the oldest of three children, including a brother Arthur and a sister Viola, who married William E. Slagg. William and Viola's children were Althea M., William A. and James E. Slagg.


Merla Lamers - Appleton Post Crescent - Tuesday - January 16, 2001 - p. C4 - c. 2
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Mrs. Clarence H. Lamers - St. Paul Home - Kaukauna

Formerly of Little Chute, Merla Lamers, age 89, a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed on to her eternal reward early Monday morning, Jan. 15, 2001, at St. Paul Nursing Home, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

She was born in Sherwood, Wisconsin August 18, 1911 to Clara Seidel and Antone Koehn. She married Clarence H. {Red} Lamers on Feb. 14, 1933, in Little Chute. Merla was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; her parents; brothers, Tony and Frank Koehn, and by Clarence’s parents, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

She is survived by six children, 17 grandchildren and their children {names omitted for privacy}.

She is further survived by her sister and 4 brothers, Pulaski, 5 sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law {names omitted for privacy}; numerous nieces and nephews.

Merla was a graduate of Outagamie County Teacher’s College and initially taught at 12 Corners, Wisconsin, in a one-room school and later at St. John Grade School in Little Chute. She was also a substitute teacher there for many years and also for the public schools in Little Chute. Merla was an active member and frequent officer of the St. Elizabeth Society of St. John’s; the Little Chute American Legion Auxiliary, Post 258 and the Auxiliary’s Past Presidents’ Club. She also had been a member of the Catholic Daughters of America.

She was an avid reader and musician. For many years she was a member of St. John’s Adult and Resurrection Choirs, and the former American Legion Auxiliary Chorus. Merla played the piano for the silent movies at the family’s Little Chute Theater in its early years and later played for the Friday Masses at Parkside Nursing Home. She instilled her love of music into her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral Home, Little Chute, on Wed. Jan. 17, 2001 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at which time the funeral cortege will leave for St. John Church, Little Chute. The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at St. John’s at 5:30 p.m. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. A memorial has been established.

Merla’s family thanks the Sisters and staff of St. Paul’s Nursing Home for the TLC while she was a resident there.

Mom, you were a rare and wonderful woman. You were everything that a mother should be and more. We will miss you dearly.

Verkuilen Funeral Home - 101 Canal St. - Little Chute


Anna M. Langer - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - June 17, 1972 - P. 12
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Mrs. Anna Langer, 89, formerly of Jericho, widow of John, died Friday evening at Calumet Memorial Hospital, Chilton, following a short illness.

She had been residing with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Schneider, R. 1, Chilton.

The former Anna Buchholtz was born in the Town of Brothertown on March 10, 1883, daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Nickel Bucholtz.

On Jan. 10, 1910, she was married to John Langer at Gesu Catholic Church in Milwaukee. He died April 13, 1952.

Mrs. Langer was a member of the Christian Mothers Society of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Kloten.

Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Norman {Helen} Schneider, R. 1, Chilton, and Mrs. Joseph {Germaine} Bartel, Marytown; a foster son, Martin Bucholtz, of Kansas; eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

A son and a foster son preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home in Chilton and at 10:30 at St. Elizabeth's Church in Kloten, with the Rev. Ronald Reimer, pastor, as celebrant of the funeral Mass. Burial will be in Holy Trinity Catholic cemetery at Jericho.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday. A parish wake service will be held at 8 p.m.


John F. Langer - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - April 15, 1952 - P. 10
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John Langer, 74, passed away at his home in the Town of Brothertown at 11:55 p.m., Sunday, following an illness of four years' duration.

He was born in Germany on Sept. 4, 1877, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Langer. When he was three years of age he came to America. On Jan. 10, 1910, he was married at Gesu Catholic Church in Milwaukee to Miss Anna Bucholtz. Mr. Langer was a member of the Holy Catholic Church in Jericho.

Survivors include: his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Norman {Helen} Schneider of Kloten and Mrs. Joseph {Germaine} Bartel of Marytown; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Joseph, of the Town of Brothertown; one sister, Mrs. Anna Sell of New Holstein; and two stepsisters, Mrs. Catherine Booker of San Diego, California, and Miss Elizabeth Haerig of Shawano.

One son, Clement, preceded him in death on Feb. 21, 1948.

Funeral services will be held at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Chilton, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, and at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Jericho, at 10 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Joseph Schaefer of Shawano will be celebrant of the solemn requiem high mass at the church.

The body will lie in state at the funeral home from 7 p.m., Tuesday, until the hour of services. At 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, the rosary will be prayed at the funeral home.


Margaret Lodes - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - October 9, 1951 - P. 10
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Mrs. Margaret Lodes, 83, of Jericho, Route 3, Chilton, passed away at her home at 6:30 p.m., Monday. She had been ill for the past seven weeks.

She was born in Charlesburg on June 14, 1868, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hoffmann. After attending schools in Charlesburg she was married in St. Charles Catholic church there to John Lodes on April 18, 1893. He passed away in 1930.

For the past 24 years she has made her home in the house where she passed away. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic church, Jericho, and the Christian Mothers' society.

Survivors include one son, Anton, and one daughter, Mrs. Ben Vogt, both at home; and one granddaughter, of Jericho.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, at the Erbe-Hoffmann Funeral home, Chilton, and at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic church in Jericho. The Rev. Robert Klein will be celebrant of the requiem high mass and burial will be made in the church cemetery.

The rosary will be prayed at the funeral home at 8 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.


Margaret C. Lefeber - Appleton Post Crescent - Friday - December 14, 2001 - p. C4 - c. 3
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Lefeber, Margaret C. - 127 S. 9th St. - Hilbert

Age 92, died on Wed. Dec. 12, 2001 at home. She was born Jan. 4, 1909; daughter of the late Joe and Christina Kraus Morgen. Margaret married Benedict Lefeber on Sept. 25, 1928 at St. John Catholic Church in Johnsburg. The couple had been married 64 years. He preceded her in death. They farmed together in the Town of Woodville for 35 years and in 1964 moved to the Village of Hilbert. Margaret was employed as a cook by the School District of Hilbert for many years. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Hilbert.

She is survived by two sons; four grandchildren {names omitted for privacy}; a brother, Gregor {Martha} Morgen; two sisters-in-law; Bertha Morgen and Loretta Morgen. She was also preceded in death by three sisters: Kathryn Steffes, Olive Wirtz, and Emma Schmitz; two brothers: Louis and Leo Morgen; also her daughter-in-law Mary Anne Lefeber.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Mon. Dec. 17, 2001 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Hilbert with the Rev. Rallen Stencil officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Monday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service. The Lefeber family would like to thank Linda Bodinger, Jeannie Klotz, Dorothy Bunnell and Judy Riley for their excellent care of Margaret during recent years. Margaret was able to remain at her own home due to their care and the help of her family. Wieting Funeral Home of Chilton is assisting the family with arrangements.


Charles Lindner - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - August 18, 1948 - P. 10
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Charles C. Lindner, 83, died at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Huebschman at Calumetville. He had been ill for some time.

The deceased was born in Town Brothertown on April 2, 1865, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lindner. He attended rural schools and on Nov. 27, 1900, was married to Miss Alvina Lautenschlager at the Trinity Lutheran church in Rantoul.

He was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed church in Calumetville and also served as treasurer of his school district for many years. Mrs. Lindner died several years ago. A daughter, Mrs. Tillie Graf, also preceded him in death four years ago.

The survivors include one son, Albert, of New Holstein; a daughter, Mrs. Edna Huebschman of Town Brothertown, 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two brothers, Fred of Calumetville, and Edward of Kiel.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:15 p.m. Saturday at the Erbe-Hoffman Funeral home in Chilton by the Rev. F. O. Claussen. Rites will also be held at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed church in Calumetville. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from Thursday noon to the time of services.


W. Bert Lucas - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - February 23, 1959 - P. 12
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W. Bert Lucas, Retired Local Businessman, Dies

W. Bert Lucas, 79, of 1230 N. 4th St., a retired Sheboygan businessman, died Saturday night at Memorial Hospital. Mr. Lucas complained of being ill Saturday evening and was taken to the hospital where he died at 9 p.m.

Born in Three Mile Bay, N.Y., on Sept. 25, 1879, he was a son of the late Andrew J. and Lucy Hall Lucas. He came to Sheboygan in 1902 as an associate with E. Parmelee and Henry Hopkins of the John H. Allen Seed Co.

Mr. Lucas served as vice president and treasurer of the firm until November, 1929, when the seed company was sold to Associated Seed Growers of New Haven, Conn.

His marriage to the former Clara Aggen was solemnized at Port Washington on Oct. 14, 1905.

He was a member of the First Congregational Church here and served as a member of the church's board of trustees for several terms. For many years he was a member of the Kiwanis Club, belonged to the Knights of Pythias Lodge, was active in the YMCA and served on the Child Welfare Board.

Survivors are his wife, and a nephew, Harry Spence of Rochester, N.Y.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels. The Rev. Wilford Evans, pastor of First Congregational Church, will officiate and burial will be in New Holstein City Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral chapels until the time of services.


Alfred J. Lehner - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - December 7, 1942 - P.2
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Alfred J. Lehner Buried Saturday Following Rites

Chilton - Funeral services for Alfred J. Lehner, who passed away Wednesday night at Oshkosh were held Saturday afternoon at the Erbe-Hoffmann Funeral home, Chilton, with burial in Hillside cemetery.

Born June 1, 1871, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Lehner. He attended school in the town of Chilton and during his life was engaged in the lumber business. He remained unmarried.

Surviving are two brothers, George Lehner and August Lehner, the latter of Oconto; and one sister, Mrs. Gerhard Pringel, Fond du Lac.


Anna Labitzke - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - April 16, 1941 - P.4
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Arrange Services on Thursday for Mrs. Labitzke

Chilton, Wis. - {Special} - Mrs. Fred Labitzke of the town of Rantoul, Calumet county, passed away at 10 p.m. Sunday after a lingering illness.

Deceased nee Anna Raschke, was born October 7, 1861, in Buchenwerter, Germany, and came to America in 1889, settling in the town of Rantoul where she lived until her demise. In 1890, she was united in marriage to Fred Labitzke at Trinity Lutheran church in the town of Rantoul.

Survivors are the widower; one daughter, Gertrude, and three sons, Walter, Hugo and Bernard, all at home, and two brothers, William Raschke of Rantoul and August Raschke who lives in Germany.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at the residence and at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran church, Rantoul, with interment in the adjoining cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the Eldridge Funeral home in Hilbert until Thursday morning when it will be removed to the Labitzke residence where a short service will be held preceding the church service which will be conducted by the Rev. G. F. Barthel.


Gustave Lautenschleger - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - February 15, 1949 - P.20
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Gustave Lautenschleger, 84, passed away early Monday morning at his home in Hilbert following a lingering illness.

He was born in Town Mosel, Sheboygan county, on Nov. 14, 1864. He was married to Miss Olga Krause at Fountain City on Nov. 19, 1887. The couple settled on a farm three miles north of Hilbert. They operated the farm for 31 years before moving to Hilbert 30 years ago. Mrs. Lautenschleger died on Oct. 25, 1931.

The deceased was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran church at Hilbert.

The survivors include: three sons, Arthur, Hugo and Alfred of Hilbert; two daughters, Mrs. Henry Maier of Hilbert, and Mrs. Frank Kohlbeck of Milwaukee; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and one foster son, William Straeck of Long Beach, Calif.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Techtmann Funeral home in Hilbert and at 2 o'clock at St. Peter's Lutheran church. The Rev. N.A. Schneider will officiate and burial will be made in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 p.m. Wednesday to the time of services.


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