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Catharena Margarette Oesau - Chilton Times April 21, 1877
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At New Holstein, Calumet county, Wis., on the 12th inst., Catharena Margarette Oseau, wife of Claus Oseau aged 78 years 8 months and 21 days.

The deceased was a native of Schwieswig Holstein, Germany and was a daughter of Attorney General Scenke Sibbers Albrecht. She was twice married, her first husband's name was Timm, by whom she had two children, one of whom is still living. She married Mr. Oseau who was a widower with five children, 4 of whom are now alive, March 20, 1843, but no issue resulted from their union. Mr. and Mrs. Oseau and family emigrated to the United States in March 1848 and settled on the New Holstein homestead in June of the same year when this section of country was a bowling wilderness. She was a noble woman in every acceptation of the term and her departure will cause a void in the domestic circle, as well as in the community, that will long be felt. Five children, thirty-six grand children and four great grand children survive her. The mournful procession that followed the remains to their Earthly resting place was nearly a unite in length.


James O'Tool - April 8, 1865
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On Wednesday morning, March 23d, 1865, James O'Tool, aged 31 years.- Paterson {N. J. } Register.

The above brief notice conveys to us the sad news that one of the friends of our boyhood is no more. He was an unselfish, noble hearted fellow, and when we read the above notice we could not help thinking of the past, and of the many happy hours and days we spent together in that "Green Isle," which we perhaps, as well as him, may never again see. "May his soul rest in peace. We tender to his bereaved and afflicted wife our heartfelt sympathy, and hopes that Time, which healeth all things, will alleviate her sufferings.


Clement W. O'Brien - February 20, 1904
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At their home in Milwaukee on Feb. 12, 1904, Clement W. son of P. J. and Margaret O'Brien, aged one year. The remains were brought to this city on Monday morning and the funeral took place from St. Augustine's church. Mr. and Mrs. O'Brien were formerly residents of this city and their many old neighbors and friends deeply sympathize with them in their sad bereavement.


Peter O'Donnell - February 6, 1904
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After one week's illness with pneumonia, Peter O'Donnell passed peacefully away at his home two miles north of the village, at 10:20 o'clock yesterday morning, aged 59 years. The deceased came here from Calumet county three years ago, having purchased F. B. Perrigo's farm of 40 acres, to which he subsequently added 200 more acres. Mr. O'Donnell was a hard working, honest gentleman, and though his residence here had been a comparatively brief one, he had gained the respect and esteem of all whom had formed his acquaintance. He is survived by a sorrowing wife and four children-two sons and two daughters.-Oconto Falls Herald, Jan. 29th.

The deceased was born in Ohio, March 29th, 1847, and the same year came to Wisconsin with his parents who settled in the town of Wayne, Washington county. In 1867 Mr. O'Donnell moved to Chilton town and purchased a farm. On Nov. 26th 1872, he was married to Catherine Bride. In 1901 he disposed of his farm and moved to Oconto Falls, where he died Jan. 28th of pneumonia. He was a hard working, industrious citizen and in his old home was esteemed and respected. A widow, two sons and two daughters survive him. Also an aged mother, five brothers and seven sisters are left to mourn his death.

Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Gillespie, John O'Donnell, Alex O'Donnell, Hugh O'Donnell, Mr. and Mrs. John McAuliff, of Stockbridge; Mrs. Annie McHugh and David Leahy, of Chilton town, attended the funeral at Oconto Falls on Saturday last.


John Olbrich - Chilton Times - November 18, 1911
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At A Ripe Old Age

John Olbrich, who had reached four score and eight years, succumbed to old age and passed away at the home of his son, Frank, in East Brothertown on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 10th after an illness of two weeks.

The deceased was born Sept, 23, 1823 at Lindewiese, Kries, Neisse, Silesia, Germany, where he remained until 1879 when he came with his family to this country and located on a farm in the town of Brothertown, the following year, on which he resided until death came. In 1848 he was married, his wife preceding him in death some thirteen years ago as did also a daughter, Mrs. Anna Gebhart of Charlesburg, a year and a half ago. Mr. Olbrich, notwithstanding his age was a very active man and previous to his last illness thought nothing of walking from his home to this city. He was a kindly old man well though of by everybody, his extreme amicabilty making him many friends. He is survived by two sons, Frank of Brothertown, and Julius of Milwaukee and by one daughter, Mrs. Pauline Ritzke of Brothertown. He is also survived by twenty-one grandchildren, on great-grandchild, a brother and sister in Germany. The funeral was held from the St. Charles church in Charlesburg on Saturday morning and many neighbors and friends attended to pay tribute to the deceased.


Frank Olbrich - Chilton Times - Saturday, November 22, 1913
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On Tuesday afternoon, November 18th. Frank Olbrich died at his home in East Brothertown, two miles southwest of this city at the age of sixty-three years, ten months and four days.

The deceased was a native of Germany and was born in that county January 14, 1850. In 1877 he came to America and worked at the carpenter trade in this vicinity. In 1879 he was joined by his parents and other members of the family. In 1882 he was married to Anna Ludwig, who died one year later and on may 22, 1888 he was married a second time to Marie Herzog, of Brothertown, at Charlesburg. After marriage he gave up carpenter work and engaged in farming, operating the farm on which he lived until death claimed him. He was not only a good farmer but was much interested in bee culture and kept a number of swarms of bees. Some two years ago his health began to fail him and he tried many physicians with the hope that he might be helped but to no avail and he continued to fail in health and strength. His illness was due to a cancer of the stomach and for the past won months he was obliged to remain in bed.

Mr. Olbrich was a good citizen and took an active interest in public affairs, always favoring the best in everything, as he saw it. He was a devout member of the Catholic church, a kind, conscientious husband and father and stood high in the community in which he resided. He was a member of the Germania Society, No. 28, of this city and the society attended his funeral at Charlesburg on Friday morning at 10:00 o'clock, members of the society acting as pall-bearers. Requiem Mass was celebrated by Rev. Fr. P. J. Nilles. He is survived by a widow, two sons, seven daughters, a brother, Julius Olbrich of East Brothertown, and one sister, Mrs. Albert Ritzke, of Brothertown.


Amanda Emma Elizabeth Ott - Appleton Post Crescent - Thursday, September 12, 2002
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Age 81, died Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at Comfort Years. She was born February 25, 1921 in the Town of Woodville, the daughter of the late John Herman and Augusta {Koller} Krueger.

Amanda is survived by her loving husband of 62 years; Roger and their children; Judy {Ralph} Propson, Hilbert, Nancy {Ron} Davidson, Forest Junction, Jerry {Kathy} Ott, Hilbert, Donna {Jim} Fredrich, Hilbert, Norm {Judy} Ott, Darboy, Mark {Vicki} Ott, Bryan Ott, and Dale Ott, all of the Town of Harrison, and Susan Ott, Menasha, 20 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by a brother; Gerhardt Krueger, Sheboygan, sister; Myrtle Broker, Chilton, her husband's family and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Amanda is preceded in death by daughter; Bonnie Dietzen, son; Larry Ott, granddaughter; Noel Propson, and numerous brothers and sisters.

The funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM, Friday at Bethany Lutheran Church, Kaukauna with Pastor Walter Steinbach officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. Friends may call at Boettcher Family Funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Drive, Kaukauna from 4-8 PM, Thursday {TODAY} and after 9:30 AM, Friday directly at church until the time of service.

The family would like to thank Comfort Years for the care and kindness that they gave Amanda and her family.


Jennie O'Hearn
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Mi{ss} Jennie O'Hearn, aged 59, well known resident of Chilton and Em{pire} died in this city last evening as the result of a short illness. The body was taken to the Hardgrove & Gordon undertaking parlors and later removed to her sisters residence, Mrs. Thomas McCrory of Empire. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 9 o'clock from the residence in Empire and at 10 o'clock from St. Joseph's church in this city, the Rev. J.J. Collins officiating. Burial will be at Chilton.

{The d}eceased is survived by two {sisters} {Mrs.} Thomas McCrory of Em{pire} {and} {Mrs. Ja}mes Benning of Ap {article cut off}.


George Oakley - Sheboygan Press - Monday June 27, 1932
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Town of Chilton Farmer Hangs Self

Chilton.---George Oakley, farmer living in the Town of Chilton, two and one-half miles west of Chilton, hanged himself in his barn and was found at seven o'clock this morning.

It is believed Mr. Oakley took his life because of financial trouble and poor health. He is survived by his wife and eleven grown children. Further particulars will be in Tuesdays's paper.

Funeral Rites for Geo. Oakley Today

The funeral of George Oakley, 68, who died at his home In Chilton town Monday, was held from St. Boniface church At 10:00 a.m. today.

Burial was in the Breed cemetery. Rev H. M. Keyes conducted The services.

Mr. Oakley was born in the town of Charlestown, May 27, 1864, A son of the late Mr. And Mrs. Cyrus Oakley. Following his Marriage to Miss Mary Merrill the couple lived on a farm in Charlestown until 22 years ago when they purchased the Herman Alves farm in Chilton town.

Mr. Oakley's second marriage to Miss Lydia Merrill of Sheboygan took place about two years ago.

Survivors are the widow and eleven children: Ray, Sherwood; Mrs. Joseph Anders, Oshkosh; William and Mrs. Ed Schneider, Kiel; Ernest, Fond du Lac; Claude, Fond du Lac; Mrs. Burton Hoffman, Stockbridge; Mrs. Arthur Phillips, Chilton; Mrs. Ben Thorp, Fond du Lac; Chester and Donald, at home; and 14 grandchildren.


Mabel Oakley - Manitowoc Herald-Times Reporter, - Mon., October 25, 1976 - page 3
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Mrs. Alfred Oakley, 59, of 906 A. Jay Street, Manitowoc, died early Monday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Jens Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The Rev. Arthur Senn will officiate, with burial in Hillside Cemetery, Chilton.

Mrs. Oakley, nee Mabel Wetstein, was born Sept. 24, 1917, at Stockbridge, daughter of the late Albert and Marie Wetstein. She was married to Alfred Oakley, June 29, 1939, at Chilton. They resided at Sheboygan before moving to Manitowoc in 1974.

Survivors include, her husband, three sons, Raymond of Chilton, David and Marlin, of Manitowoc; two daughters, Miss Diane Oakley and Miss Sharon Oakley of Manitowoc and eight grandchildren.

Friends may call at Jens Funeral Home from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday until the time of service.


Bertha Oakley
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Mrs. Bertha Oakley, 75, of 309 Clay Street, Widow of Raymond, died Friday in Manitowoc Memorial Hospital. She had been a patient there Three days.

The former Bertha Kuster, she was born in the Town of Chilton, Jan. 23, 1890, a daughter of the Late Mr. And Mrs. William Kuster.

She was married to Mr. Oakley, Oct. 5, 1910, in Ebenezer United Church of Christ, Chilton.

Her husband, a Calumet county farmer died in 1943.

She was a member of the Women's Guild of Ebenezer Church.

Surviving are two sons, Alfred of Sheboygan, and Walter of Chilton; a daughter, Mrs. Walter Riske {Elnora}, Manitowoc; 13 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, And a sister, Mrs. Bruno Michael, Chilton.

A son preceded her in death.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in Ebenezer Church, With the Rev. Quentin Moeschberger, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, with the Erbe-Hoffmann Funeral Home in charge.


Mrs. George {Judith} Oakley
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Mrs. George Oakley passed away at her home in Chilton town on Saturday morning about 1:00 o'clock, death being due to dropsy and heart disease. She had been suffering from ill health for the past Few years and last March her condition took a serious turn, gradually Becoming worse until death. Saturday, was a welcome relief to her Suffering.

Mrs. George Oakley, nee Judith Merrill, daughter of the late Jeremiah And Angeline Merrill, was born April 15, 1867 on the farm now owned by Peter Short in Chilton town. Her father was a veteran of the civil war, serving with Co. B, fifth Wisconsin Infantry, and one of the pioneers of Chilton town. Mrs. Oakley spent her girlhood on Her parent's farm being united in marriage to George Oakley on April 9th, 1887. She has been a resident of Chilton town practically her whole life, residing on the present homestead for many years. She was the mother of eleven children, all of whom with her husband survive her. They are: Mrs. Joseph Anders of Oshkosh, Mrs. Edmund Schneider, Mrs. Burton Hoffman, Stockbridge; Mrs. Arthur Phillips, Chilton Town, Mrs. BenjaminThorp, Fond du Lac; Ray of Chilton town, Ernest of Oshkosh; Claude of Oakfield; William, Chester and Donald At home.

She also leaves fourteen grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Ada Luffman of Wolcott, N. Y., who was with her during her illness.

Mrs. Oakley was well and favorably known throughout this section, Possessing many sterling qualities that endeared her to all who knew Her. She was a devoted wife and mother and a true helpmate to her Husband, always doing her share in the promotion of the farm and Bringing up of her children. She was a member of St. Boniface Episcopal church and took an active part in the affairs of that congregation. Her death, though a relief to her, caused deep sorrow to her husband And children, who will miss her presence in the family circle.

The funeral was held on Monday morning at 10:00 o'clock from St. Boniface Episcopal church, Rev. Vernon Lane of Fond du Lac officiating, With interment in Hillside cemetery. It was largely attended by relatives And friends, among those from out of town being Mr. And Mrs. Joseph Anders and family, Mrs. Harriet Merrill, Oshkosh; Mr. And Mrs. Benjamin Thorp of Fond du Lac and Harry Merrill of Sheboygan.

"In all the world we shall not find
a heart so wonderous kind,
So soft a voice, so sweet a smile,
An inspiration so worth while,
A sympathy so sure, so deep,
A love so beautiful to keep."


Ray Oakley
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Ray Oakley Rites Set for Saturday

Funeral rites for Ray Oakley, 54, will be Held at the Erbe-Hoffman Funeral Home Here Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and at St. Boniface Episcopal church at 10 o'clock. The Rev. A.E. Pflaum will officiate and burial will be in Hillside cemetery.

Mr. Oakley died at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton, Tuesday at 12:17 a.m. after an illness of about two months.

He was born March 8, 1888, received his school in the town of Chilton and later engaged in farming. He married Miss Bertha Kuster Oct. 5, 1910. The Ceremony took place at the Reformed church here.

He is survived by his wife and two sons, Alfred, At Hilbert, and Walter, Chilton; a daughter, Mrs. Charles Baeckman, Manitowoc; four brothers, Claude, Brothertown; William, New Holstein; Chester, Keil; Ernest, Fond du Lac; and Donald, Keil; five sisters, Mrs. Jos. Anders, Oshkosh; Mrs. Ed Schneider, New Holstein; Mrs. Berton Hoffman, Stockbridge; Mrs. Art Phillips, New Holstein; and Mrs. Dick Phillips, Stockbridge.


Walter A. Oakley
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Walter A. Oakley, 63, of 313 Clay Street, Chilton, died Thursday, Sept. 6, at Calumet Memorial Hospital, Chilton, apparently after a heart attack.

He was born May 20, 1916, in Stockbridge, a son of Raymond and Bertha Kuster Oakley.

On June 19, 1940, he and Isabelle Maas were married at Congregational Church , Menasha.

He served in the Army during World War II.

Mr. Oakley worked for Hart-Carter Co., New Holstein, for seven years, at Aluminum Specialty Co., Chilton, and at Carnation Co., Chilton. He worked at Carnation for 19 years, retiring in February.

He was a member of Ebenezer United Church of Christ, Chilton, and American Legion Post 125.

Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Charlotte Holtz, Two Rivers, and Mrs. Bruce{Donna} Kuba, Chilton; a son Lyle, Hilbert; a sister, Mrs. Walter Riske, Manitowoc; a brother, Alfred, Manitowoc, eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at Ebenezer UCC. The Rev. Quentin Moeschberger, pastor, officiated.

Burial was in Hillside.


William Oakley, Jr.
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William Oakley Jr., 65, of 105 A Mill Street, Plymouth, Wis., passed away late Saturday afternoon, July 30, 1994, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Milwaukee, Wis., where he had been a patient for one day.

He was born on June 10, 1929 in Chilton, Wis., a son of the late William Sr. and Anna Lorenz Oakley. He attended Chilton area grade schools. He had worked at the Aluminum Speciality company in Chilton.

On April 26, 1951, he married Caroline Damrow at St. Boniface Episcopal Church in Chilton, Wis. The couple resided in the Plymouth area after their marriage. He served in the U S Army and fought in the Korean Conflict from 1952-1955. He also worked at the Kohler Company in Kohler for many years.

On January 14, 1976, he married Grace Atwell in Illinois. The couple had resided in Michigan and Plymouth since their marraige. He had been employed at Gilson Brothers Inc. in Plymouth, which is now Lawn Boy Inc. for over 30 years, until retiring in 1991. He is a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Plymouth. He enjoyed raising pigeons and fishing very much.

Survivors include his wife, Grace Oakley, Plymouth; four sons, Anthony {Lori} Oakley, Sheboygan; Melvin {Carole} Oakley, Plymouth; William S. {Renee} Oakley, Sheboygan; Kevin Oakley, Sheboygan; one daughter, Sue Ann Winkel, Sheboygan; five step-sons: Richard Oakley, Trinidad; Peter {Jennifer} Oakley, Sheboygan; Brian {Sheri} Oakley, Plymouth; Roger {Tara} Oakley, Plymouth and Francis Oakley, Sheboygan; eight grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; three sisters: Verna {William} Schneider, Chilton, Anna Rae Vandenboom, Stockbridge and Margaret Winkel, Green Bay; nieces , relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by one son; Edwin, one step-son Wayne; one step-daughter, Ann Marie and two brothers, Harold and Raymond.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday morning, August 3, at 11:30 a.m. at St Paul's Episcopal Church in Plymourh preceded by family rites at the Wittkopp Funeral Home at 11 a.m. the Rev. Raymond Ryerson, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in Chilton.

Friends may call at the Wittkopp Funeral Home in Plymouth, from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday evening, and on Wednesday morning till the time of services.

A memorial fund has been established in the name of William Oakley.


Donald O. Oakley
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Donald O. Oakley, 77, of 312 Bonk Street, Chilton, died Sunday, May 31, 1987, at Chilton Village following a brief illness.

He was born May 18, 1910, in Chilton, son of the late George and Mary Merrill Oakley.

On December 12, 1936, he married Madalyn Thede at St. Boniface Episcopal Church, Chilton. They farmed in the Townof Chilton, and he worked at the Aluminum Specialty Company, Chilton, until retiring in 1972.

He was a member of St. Boniface Episcopal Church, Chilton.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Earl {Nancy} Ecker of Stockbridge, two sons; Earl and Larry, both of Chilton; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Violet Phillips of Neenah.

He was preceded in death by a son, a grandson, four sisters and five brothers.

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at St. Boniface Episcopal Church, Chilton. The Rev. Terry A. White officiated. Burial was in Hillside cemetery, Chilton.

The Wieting-Schneider Funeral Home, Chilton, assisted the family with arrangements.


William A. Oakley
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William A. Oakley, 79, of 41 Mill St. Chilton, died August 26 at his home following an illness of two years.

Born in the Town of Charlestown on August 14, 1891, he was a son of the late George and Mary Merrill Oakley.

He married the former Rosella Hein. She died in 1925.

On April 18, 1928, he married Mrs. Norman Lorenz Turner. She died in February, 1967.

Mr. Oakley farmed in the Town of Rantoul for many years, and then was employed at the Aluminum Specialty Co., Chilton for 12 years. He retired in 1965.

Survivors are a son William Jr. of Plymouth; one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Winkel of Two Rivers; two stepdaughters, Mrs. William Schneider of Chilton and Mrs. Charles Van Den Bloom of Stockbridge; 28 grandchildren; three brothers, Claude of Fond du Lac, Chester of Mount Calvary and Donald of Chilton; four sisters, Mrs. Casper Lefeber of Kiel, Mrs. Joseph Anders of Oshkosh, Mrs. Berton Hoffman of Stockbridge, and Mrs. Edward Karls of Dotyville.

One son, one stepson, two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held Saturday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Chilton, and at St. Boniface Episcopal Church, Chilton, with the Rev. Charles Bartholomew, pastor, celebrant of the funeral mass. Burial was in the Hillside Cemetery.


Ernest Oakley - Chilton Times-Journal - Thursday, March 12, 1953
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Ernest Oakley Dies After Long Illness; Is Buried Tuesday

Ernest Oakley of this city died Saturday at 8 a.m. at Fond du Lac. He had been ill for some time.

He was born in the Town of Chilton January 6, 1893, a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Oakley. He never married.

He attended school in the town of Charlestown and followed the occupation of farming.

Survivors include four brothers; William of Chilton, Claude and Chester of Mt. Calvary, and Donald of Lomira; five sisters, Mrs. Joseph Anders of Oshkosh, Mrs. Edmund Schneider of Kiel, Mrs. Burton Hoffmann of Stockbridge, Mrs. Violet Phillips of Fond du Lac, and Mrs. E. Karls of Dotyville.

Funeral services were held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Erbe-Hoffmann Funeral home and at 10 o'clock at the St. Boniface Episcopal church here with the Rev. E. R. Webster officiating. Burial was in Hillside cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Walter Oakley, Alfred Oakley, Paul Anders, Norbert Anders, Sylvester Lerch and Roman Loos.


Lydia Oakley
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Mrs. Lydia Oakley, 86, of 205 Doty St., Fond du Lac, died Friday morning at St. Agnes Hospital, where she had been a patient for two weeks, being in ill health for the past nine months.

The former Lydia Merrill, was born April 30, 1880, in Calumet county, a daughter of Almond and Jennie Todd Merrill.

Her marriage to Mr. Oakley took place at Chilton, December, 1930, where they operated a farm.

She was a graduate of Sheboygan Business College, and an active member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Her husband, four brothers and one sister preceeded her in death.

Funeral services were held Friday at the Candish Funeral Chapel, Fond du Lac. Pallbearers were Gene E. Phillips, Donald Whittmar, Edwin Carlson, Arthur Thompson, Francis Hoekstra and Berton Hoffman.

Burial was in the Portland cemetery, Brant.


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Alfred R. Oakley - Herald Times Reporter - June 14, 2004
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Alfred R. Oakley, age 90, of 1445 N. Seventh St., Manitowoc, died Saturday, June 12, 2004 at Northridge Medical and Rehabilitation Center, Manitowoc.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at the Jens Family Funeral Home. Marcia Solberg will officiate; burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery, in Chilton.

Alfred was born Nov. 18, 1913 in Calumet County, son of the late Raymond and Bertha Oakley. On June 29, 1939, Alfred married the former Mabel Wettstein in Chilton; she preceded him in death Oct. 25, 1976.

Survivors included two sons and daughters-in-law, two daughters and one son-in-law, two granddaughters, 12 other grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. Besides his parents and wife Mabel, Alfred was preceded in death by two sons: Marlin A. Oakley, and Alfred Oakley; one brother Walter and one sister Elenora Riske.

Relatives and friends may call on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at the Jens Family Funeral Home from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m.


Charlotte Orphal - Appleton Post Crescent - Tuesday, December 28, 1926
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Mrs. Orphal, 77, Buried At Old Home In Hilbert

Hilbert - Funeral services for Mrs. Charlotte Orphal, 77, who died at Cheyenne, Wyoming, Dec. 23, were held from the home of Edward Jantz at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon and from St. Peter Lutheran Church at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Carl Witschwonke of Fond du Lac, former pastor of the church, was in charge of the German services and the Rev. H.E. Heschke, present pastor of the church, of the English service. When at Hilbert, Mrs. Orphal lived in the house now occupied by Mr. Jantz. Services were held in Cheyenne Dec. 23.

Charlotte Schlinz was born in Mecklenburg, Germany, June 27, 1849, and came to U.S. when she was 8. She lived at Centerville until the time of her marriage to Peter Orphal Jan. 18, 1870, when she came to Hilbert. For the past seven years Mrs. Orphal has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Henry Schuetz, in Cheyenne. She has been ill for 3 years. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Schuetz, in Cheyenne and two grandchildren of Cheyenne; 3 nieces, Mrs. Fred Dix of Hilbert, Mrs. Olaf Olson of Spokane, WA and Miss Elnora Schlinz of Detroit, MI; and 3 nephews Fred, Reuben and William of Detroit. Burial was at Hilbert.


Clara A. Olson
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Services were held Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002 for Clara A. Olson, 81, of Long Prairie, at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Long Prairie with Father John Caskey officiating. Burial was at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Long Prairie.

Pallbearers were Mark John, Nancy Sykes, Tom Wettstein, Lynette Cain, Don Wettstein, Dennis Kologi, Bob Christeson and Tony Wettstein. Arrangements were made by Stephan-Stein Funeral Home, Long Prairie.

Mrs. Olson died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002 at the Long Prairie Memorial Nursing Home.

She was born Oct. 11, 1920 in Long Prairie to Otto and Mary {Hansen} Wettstein. She married Leonard Olson, Feb. 14, 1945 at the Army base in Texas. She lived in Long Prairie most of her life. She attended teachers school at Staples/St. Cloud State. She taught in numerous country schools around Todd County. During the war, she left teaching and attended radio communications school in Glenwood and also at a NYA school in New Jersey. She worked at Banta {Hart Press} Publications where she was a proofreader, retiring after 30 years in 1986. She was a devoted member of St. Mary of Mount Carmel Catholic Church and Christian Mothers. Her passion in life was gardening and selling produce. She was also well known in the area for walking to work and church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard, June 20, 1997; her parents, Otto and Mary Wettstein; and one brother, Gilbert Wettstein.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary {Olson} Holman of Long Prairie; two brothers, Ray {Ann} Wettstein of Long Prairie and Al {Beverly} Wettstein of Long Prairie; six sisters, Catherine {Elmer} Christeson of Graceville, Remelda {Ed} Kotula of Walker, Cecelia {Steve} Kologi of Couer D'Alene, ID, Loretta Bruner of Sauk Rapids, Marcella John of Elk River and Adeline {Ted} Garrison of Marion, IN; and two grandchildren, Nicholas Holman and Patrick Holman.


Cyrus W. Oakley - The Chilton Times - Saturday - September 11, 1897
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A telegram was received by George Oakley of Charlestown, on Wednesday morning, announcing the death of his father Cyrus W. Oakley, which occurred at Huntington, Ind., on Tuesday night and that the remains would be sent to this place for interment.

Cyrus W. Oakley was born February 26th, 1824, at Poughkeepsie, Duchess county, New York. He spent his early life in his native state. At the age of seventeen he went into the United States Navy, shipping on board The "Columbus". He spent several years on the seas and visited every quarter of the globe. He entered the Naval Academy at Annapolis and after a few years left to engage in the mercantile business. In 1848 he came west and located at Fond du Lac where he remained until 1851, when he moved to the town of Charlestown, this county and settled on a farm. He was a veteran of the late war, enlisting in Company H of the 48th Wisconsin regement. He resided in Charlestown up to a few years ago when he moved to Indiana.

He leaves one son, George, and one daughter, Mrs. Clarence Wilkinson, to mourn his death. His wife died several years ago.

The remains of Mr. Oakley were cremated at Fort Wayne, Indiana and the ashes shipped to this city, arriving here Friday morning.


Theodore Orchekowsky - No Newspaper Listed - Died 1970
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Theodore N. Orchekowsky, 69, of New Holstein, died early Monday at Calumet Memorial Hospital, Chilton.

He was born in Manitowoc on July 19, 1901, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Orchekowsky. He married the former Mildred Petrasek on May 20, 1925.


Jacob A. Otto - Oshkosh Northwestern - Monday - January 8, 1973 - p. 26
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Jacob A. Otto, 77, of 796 Highway GG East, died today at 3:35 a.m. at Mercy Medical Center.

He was born in Sherwood on Jan. 27, 1895, and was married in Dotyville, Wis., to Theresa Loehr on Sept. 23, 1919.

Mr. Otto owned and operated the J.A. Otto Cheese Co., Town of Vinland, for 47 years. He was an Army veteran of World War I, and was a member of the Neenah American Legion Post. He also was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church and Wisconsin Cheesemakers Association.

Surviving are his widow, Theresa; two sons, Merlin {Dick} Otto and Raymond Otto, Oshkosh; two daughters, Mrs. Gilbert {Genevieve} Brantmeier, Oshkosh and Miss Alice Otto, Neenah; four brothers, Theodore Otto, Fond du Lac, Albert and Harold Otto, Appleton, and Edward Otto, Menasha, five sisters, Mrs. Anna Rank and Mrs. Lucy Derfus, Kimberly; Mrs. Rose Schydzik and Mrs. Alois Wolf, Kaukauna, and Sister Mary Concilio, Oshkosh; nine grandchildren and four great- grandchildren.

Services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Fiss & Bills Funeral Home and 11 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic church, with burial in Calvary Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 4-9 p.m. Prayer service Tuesday will be at 7:30 p.m.


Chester A. Oakley - Fond du Lac Reporter - Thursday - February 13, 1987 - p. 20
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Chester A. Oakley, 82, of Mt. Calvary, died Thurs. Feb. 12, 1987, at St. Agnes Hospital, following a lingering illness.

He was born Feb. 12, 1905, in Charlestown, a son to George and Mary Merril Oakley. On Nov. 17, 1945, he married Regina Blatz Petrie in Mt. Calvary.

Mr. Oakley attended Charlestown grade schools. He and his wife resided in Mt. Calvary all their married life. He was employed by Sadoff Metal, Fond du Lac, until retiring.

Survivors include his wife; two stepsons, Willard and {name omitted for privacy} Petrie, both of Mt. Calvary; seven step-grandchildren; 12 step great-grandchildren; one brother Donald Oakley of Chilton; and one sister, Mrs. Violet Phillips of Menasha. Preceding him in death were four brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Huss Funeral Home, St. Cloud. The Rev. David Matenaer will officiate. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

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


Arthur C. Otto - The Shebouygan Press - Monday - April 10, 1967 - P.16
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Arthur C. Otto, 70, of 30 Baldwin St., Chilton, died this morning at his home following an extended illness.

He was born March 31, 1897, in the Town of Liberty, Manitowoc County, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Otto. He was married to Helen Behnke March 30, 1919, in Collins.

He was a carpenter most of his life. For the past 22 years he had cared for his disabled son, Earl, a World War II veteran.

Mr. Otto was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church at Brillion.

Surviving are his wife; the son, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Leonard {Mernabell} Stecker, R. 2, Brillion; a brother, Alfred Otto, R. 1, Newton, two sisters, Mrs. John Nass and Mrs. Werner Zapfe, both of Manitowoc, and one grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Church, Brillion, with the Rev. Arden Stuebs, pastor, officiating.

Friends may call at the Erbe-Evjen Funeral Home, Chilton, from 3 p.m. Tuesday to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday and then at the church.


Carl Ohnm - The Shebouygan Press - Monday - April 11, 1952 - P.9
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Carl Ohm, 66, of Rantoul, Wis., died at his home at 2:10 Saturday afternoon after a lingering illness. Mr. Ohm was born July 15, 1886, at Marshfield. He came to Rantoul in 1906 and married Pauline Triel on Sept. 30, 1913, at Potter, Wis. He resided at Potter until 1932, where he was a mason by trade, and then moved to a farm near Rantoul.

He is survived by his wife; three sons: Wilmer, Milwaukee; Raymond, Neenah; Carl Sr., Madison; one daughter, Florence, who lived at home; two grandchildren; three brothers, Henry, August, and William Jr., all of Marshfield; five sisters: Mrs. Louis Korth, Marshfield; Mrs. William Bessert, Rantoul; Mrs. Carl Hinz, Rantoul; Mrs. Klois Simon, Dillon, Montana, and Miss Emma Ohm, Marshfield.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Peace Evangelical Church, Potter, the Rev. Warren Muller officiating. Burial will be in the Potter Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Techtman Weitman Funeral Home, Hilbert, until 11 a.m. Tuesday, and at the church from 12 until the time of services.


Marie Ortlepp - New Holstein Reporter - Friday - April 12, 1929
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Maria Ortlepp, age 82, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Schnuell, in the town of Charlestown, last Sunday, April 7th, cause of death being attributed to old age.

Deceased was born in Mecklenburg, Germany, August 15, 1846, emigrated to this country with her mother and brothers in 1867 and settled in the town Meeme, Manitowoc County. In 1868 she was united in marriage to Gotthilf Ortlepp and settled on a farm in the town of Rantoul where they resided for 48 years. She was a true helpmate and hard worker and during those years helped her husband convert a piece of wilderness into a fertile farm. Her husband preceded her in death in 1917. She was the mother of 13 children, ten of whom are still living, four sons, John of Rantoul, Herman and Richard of Potter and Max living on the homestead; six daughters, Mrs. Emil Koch of Potter, Mrs. Edw. Hass of New Holstein, Mrs. Wm. Schnuell of Charlestown, Mrs. Chas. Ott of School Hill, Mrs. Julius Krueger of Kiel, and Mrs. Albert Hing of Plymouth. She is survived by 17 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Funeral al services were held Thursday at 1:00 pm from the farm home in town of Rantoul, followed by services at the Trinity Lutheran church. Interment being made in the church cemetery. The six son-in-laws acted as pallbearers.

{Note: Hing is probably supposed to be Hinz, or Hinze.}


John Ortlepp - New Holstein Reporter - Friday - September 27, 1929
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John Ortlepp Dies Suddenly On Tuesday

John Ortlepp, 20 {a mistake, he was 60}, died suddenly of pneumonia Tuesday evening at 9:30 p.m. at the home of his nephew, Walter Ortlepp.

Mr. Ortlepp had been suffering from a severe cold for several days, and after the sudden attack of pneumonia he lived only 12 hours.

The deceased is a brother of Mrs. William Schnell {Schnuell} and Mrs. Edward Hass of here. The funeral will be held Friday, Sep 27, at 1:30 p.m. from the Lutheran church at Rantoul.


Gotthilf Ortlepp - Calumet County Reporter - Friday - May 11, 1917
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Gotthilf Ortlepp passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wm Schnell {Schnuell}, three miles northeast of the village, on Monday afternoon. He was born in Sachs-Gotha, Germany August 9, 1845. In 1855 he came to this country, locating at New Holstein. In 1868 he was united in marriage to Maria Koeppen in the town of Herman. Eleven children were born to bless their happy union. Two years ago Mr. And Mrs. Ortlepp went to live with their daughter, Mrs. Schnell.

The remains were removed to the home of Max Ortlepp in the town of Rantoul and the funeral services were held from the Lutheran church at one o’clock Friday afternoon, Rev. Goltermann officiating.


Bertha Ortlepp - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - August 31, 1974
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Mrs. Bertha Ortlepp, 87, of Potter, died this morning at Calumet Memorial Hospital, Chilton. following a lingering illness.

She was born July 19. 1887 in the Town of Rantoul the daughter of the late Julius and Emily Bubolz Raddatz. On July 8. 1916, she married Max Ortlepp. He died in 1956.

Mrs. Ortlepp was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Rantoul and an honorary member of the Ladies Aid Society.

Only survivors are nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Trinity Lutheran Church of Rantoul, with the Rev. Ferdinand Timler, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the Willing Funeral Home, Brillion, from 4 p.m. Monday until 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and at the church from 11 a.m. until the hour of services.


Martha Ortlepp - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - May 20, 1965
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Mrs. Richard {Martha} Ortlepp, 84, of Potter, died Wednesday noon at Calumet Memorial Hospital in Chilton after a lingering illness.

Born July 12, 1880, in the Town of Rantoul, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Anna Hillmann, She was married to Mr. Ortlepp May 11, 1911, in the Town of Rantoul.

Survivors are her husband; two sisters, Mrs. Otto {Emma} Gotter and Mrs. Otto {Maria} Schwalenberg, both of rural Hilbert, and four brothers, Albert and Fred Hillmann of rural Hilbert, Martin of rural Chilton and William of Chilton.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Town of Rantoul. The Rev. Martin A. Schneider, vacancy pastor, will officiate followed by burial in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kapitzke Funeral Home in Hilbert from 2 p.m. Friday until 11:30 a.m. Saturday, then at the church until the services.


Richard Ortlepp - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - December 8, 1970
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Richard Ortlepp, 90, formerly of Potter, died at Calumet memorial Hospital early Tuesday morning where he had been a patient the past week.

For the past six years, Mr. Ortlepp had lived at Toth Nursing Home, Chilton.

He was born Oct 25, 1880, in the Town of Rantoul, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gotfried {Gotthilf} Ortlepp. He farmed all his life and retired many years ago.

He married Martha Hillman on March 11, 1911 in Trinity Lutheran Church, Town of Rantoul. She preceded him in death.

Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Minnie {Marie} Hintz, Sheboygan.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Trinity Church, Rantoul, with the Rev. Ferdinand Timler, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call after 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Chilton until 11 a.m. Thursday and from noon at the church.


Max Ortlepp - New Holstein Reporter - Tuesday - February 2, 1956
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Brother of Local Residents Dies

Funeral services were held on Sunday at 1:30 pm at the Sechtman-Weiting Funeral Home in Hilbert and at 2 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church Rantoul for Max Ortlepp, 76, who passed away on Thursday at his home in Potter following a long illness. The Rev. T. H. Hilgendorf officiated and burial was in the parish cemetery.

Mr. Ortlepp was born in the town of Rantoul, Feb 27, 1879, was married on July 8, 1916 to Bertha Raddatz at Trinity Lutheran Church in the town of Rantoul and Operated the home farm until eight years ago when he and his wife moved to Potter.

He was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Mr. Ortlepp leaves his widow; one brother, Richard, of Potter; and three sisters, Mrs. Emma Hass and Mrs. Bertha Schnell, of New Holstein, and Mrs. Marie Hinz, of Sheboygan. Four brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.


Clarence Ortlepp - Chilton Times - December, 1954
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Athlete From Hilbert Dies From wounds

Clarence Ortlepp, 24, One of Wisconsin’s Hunting Fatalities


Clarence H. Ortlepp, 24, Hilbert, seminary student at Mission House, Plymouth wounded by a stray bullet while hunting in Marquette county Nov. 21, died at 4:30 Wed afternoon, Nov 24, at Divine Savior hospital in Portage.

Funeral services for the well-known Hilbert athlete, who was assistant basketball coach at Mission House, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Peace Evangelical and Reformed church, Potter. Conducting the services were Rev. Alton Loar, pastor, along with two members of the mission House faculty, Drs. Louis Gunnemann and Frederich Herzog. Burial was made in Potter cemetery.

Preached at Westfield

Ortlepp, a member of the senior seminary class which will be graduated from Mission House next June, had been residing at Franklin since his marriage last Aug 28 to the former Audrey Ann Greve of New Holstein. He is survived by his wife and mother, Mrs Adela Ortlepp, the latter a resident of Hilbert.

Ortlepp had preached a sermon Nov. 21 at Westfield at the Reformed church before he went deer hunting in the area, accompanied by the father of a friend.

Late in the day he was struck by a stray bullet as he and his companion were hunting on the Elsie Juhnke farm, a mile and a half east of Westfield.

The slug, presumably fired by an unidentified hunter in another party, entered Ortlepp’s left hip and pierced his abdomen. He was rushed immediately to the Portage Hospital.

Ortlepp was given several blood transfusions after surgery was performed. Hospital attendants said death resulted after peritonitis had set in.

An inquest into his death scheduled for Tuesday evening at Montello has been post poned to Friday night.

Born in Potter, Nov 19, 1930, Ortlepp attended grade school there and was graduated from Hilbert high school in 1948. While in high school he was an outstanding basketball and baseball player. At Mission House College, from which he graduated in 1952, he continued his athletic career, also playing with an independent Chicago team and the Hilbert Athletic club.

Prior to his appointment the past October as an assistant to Basketball Coach John Allen at Mission House, Ortlepp pitched Kiel to the Eastern Wisconsin Baseball League championship this summer. He had been a high scoring basketball ace with the Hilbert AC’s in the Easter Wisconsin Amateur league.


Adela Ortlepp - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - April 1, 1970
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Mrs. Adela Ortlepp, 75, of Hilbert died suddenly Tuesday night at her home.

Born Oct 28, 1864, the former Adela Holst was a daughter of the late Adolph and Dora Peik Holst. She was married to Clarence Ortlepp in 1924 at Potter. He died in 1948.

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

Survivors include nieces and nephews. One son and two brothers preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Peace United Church of Christ, Potter, the Rev. Quentin Moeschberger, pastor of Ebenezer United Church of Christ, Chilton, officiating. Burial will be in the Potter Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kapitzke Funeral Home, Hilbert, after 4 p.m. Thursday until noon on Friday and then at the church until the hour of services.


Lydia Ortlepp - Appleton Post Crescent - August, 1928
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Mrs. Herman Ortlepp Dies In Minnesota City

Chilton - Mrs. Herman Ortlepp, 52, died Monday evening at Rochester, Minn, after an illness of four years. The body will be brought to this city Tuesday evening, to the home of her son-in-law, District Attorney Frederick Aebischer. Mrs. Ortlepp was born at Rantoul. She was married 31 years ago, and had lived on a farm near Hilbert until a year ago, when the family moved to this city. Survivors are the widower, her son, Clarence of Potter, and her daughter Mrs. Aebischer, one sister and three brothers. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon by the Rev. Mr. Nuss at the Reformed church at Potter, and burial will be made in the Potter cemetery.


Herman G. Ortlepp - Chilton Times - Thursday - October 10, 1946
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Herman G. Ortlepp To Be Laid To Rest

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Pfeffer Funeral home here and at 1:45 p.m. at the Potter Reformed church for Herman G. Ortlepp, 70, of Potter, who died Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at St. Elizabeth’s hospital, Appleton. He was confined to the hospital one day, but had been in ill health for the past year. The Rev. T. E. Blaufuss will officiate at the services and burial will take place in the church cemetery.

Mr. Ortlepp, a retired farmer who had been residing with his sister, Mrs. Amanda Koch, at potter, was born Nov. 16, 1875. He married Lydia Lerche Sept. 8, 1898, at Potter. She preceded him in death Aug 27, 1927. The deceased was a member of the Men’s Brotherhood league of Potter Reformed church.

Survivors are two children, Mrs. Viola Aebischer of this city and Clarence Ortlepp, Potter; two grandchildren, Doris Aebischer, Milwaukee, and Clarence Ortlepp Jr., Potter; two brothers, Max of Rantoul, and Richard of Potter; five sisters, Mrs. Ed Hass and Mrs. William Schnuell, New Holstein; Mrs. Albert Hintz, and Mrs. Julius Krueger, Kiel, and Mrs. Koch. Three brothers and sister preceded him in death.

The body will lie in state at the funeral home from this {Thursday} afternoon until time of services on Saturday.


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