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Winnefred Ryan - February 8, 1873
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Edward Ryan, of this town recently last a daughter named Winnefred, aged nine months. This is the fourth time that Mr. Ryan has been sorely afflicted in a similar manner, within a few years period.


Charlotta Rupp - Chilton Times Saturday, June 24, 1905
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Mrs. William Rupp

Died, Thursday morning, June 15th, at the home of her son-in-law, John Hamberger, Calumetville, Wis., Mrs. William Rupp.

Charlotta Weimer was born in Sippersfeld, Bavaria, in 1827. When ninteen years of age she left her fatherland, coming to New York where she resided for two years. In 1848 she came to Wisconsin and was shortly afterwards married to William Rupp. For over half a century she lived upon the homestead which was the scene of her death. Being one of the earliest settlers in this part of the state, she was called upon to endure many of the hardships which bestrew the pathway of pioneers, but she bore them all with that courage, fortitude, optimism and cheerfulness which endeared her to a host of loyal friends. Hers was one of those noble lives to duty wed; to her motherhood was the crowning glory of womanhood, and as a queen she lived in the hearts of her children and to her life was devoted. Her last audible wish was to see her "boys" and her dear grandchildren.

Truly her soul had outgrown its earthly tenement and needed boundless infinity for its perfect development, for surely the present life and the life which is to come is one life and death is simply the key which unlocks earth's fetters and gives to the soul a glorious liberty in that eternity where, according to the blessed promise, our knowledge shall be made perfect.

Mrs. Rupp was the mother of seven children, four of whom died under fourteen years of age, and three of whom are left to mourn her loss: Philip and John Rupp, the successful stock buyers located at Chilton, and Mrs. Elizabeth Hamberger, of Caulmetville. She also leaves two brothers, one living in Germany, and Jacob Weimer, of Brothertown.

Physicians and an excellent trained nurse were constantly by her side, and loyal friends were always with her to fulfill her every wish, but after an illness of six weeks she passed away as one that sleepeth.

The funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at her late home and the procession which followed the remains to their last resting place was one of the largest ever seen in this community, attending to the high regard in which the deceased was held. Rev. Van Lanyl officiated and interment was in Rothman's Cemetery.


Elizabeth Riordan - Chilton Times April 16, 1901
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Mrs. Patrick Riordan

It is the sad duty of The Times to chronicle the death of Mrs. Patrick Riordan, of Rantoul, who died at St. Vincent's hospital at Green Bay on Monday, April 1st, at the age of 55 years.

Mrs. Riordan has been an invalid for about ten years but has been able to be about. One week before her death she visited this city and attended the funeral of the late Mrs Mary Corbett. On Tuesday of last week she went to Green Bay and underwent an operation which resulted fatally. Her remains were brought to her home on Tuesday and on Wednesday she was buried from St. Augustine's Catholic church of which she was a devout member. Her whole life has been one well spent. She was generous to a fault, loving and kind to her husband and children and was respected by everyone.

Elizabeth Harlow was a daughter of the late John Harlow. She was born in the County Roscommons, Ireland, February 2, 1846. When a child brought to this country with her parents. She remained in New York state for a few years and then came west with the family. In 1853 her parents located in Rantoul and she has resided there until called to the other world. In 1867 she was married to Patrick Riordan who with three sons, two daughters and many other relatives and friends mourn her death.


Stephen Reed - April 23, 1892
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Died - At his home last evening at 8:45, Mr. Stephen Reed, of Dropsy. In his death he leaves a widow and two small children, a mother and one brother to mourn. His body was win such a condition that the doctor ordered it buried as soon after death as possible. He was buried early this morning.


Freeman H. Richards - July 7, 1864
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The Oontonagon, {Michigan} Minor of June 30th, published in the Lake Superior region says:

Suicide In Jail - The colored man arrested by Sheriff Rogers and lodged in jail last week on suspicion of having stabbed a man in Wisconsin, committed suicide by hanging himself in his cell on Wednesday A. M. the 27th inst. The deed seems to have been deliberately planned some days previous to its execution, which was done so was to make sure work. By means of a small rope used for tying carpet bag, his legs were securely tied together at the knees, while an other portion of the same rope with a running noose was secured to a small cross tie over head, an his hands were tied behind him, the fatal set being committed by swinging from the foot of his bed. When arrested he gave his name as George Palmer, while his real name is Freeman H. Richards of Brothertown, Wisconsin. From a manuscript left behind covering two sheets of note paper we learn that this man left the Army for home on the 11th of July 1865, that he remained there - Brothertown Wis. - about 3 weeks and this trouble took place. That he has since been 9 months in Manitowoc Jail on a charge of murder committed at Chilton, Calumet Co. No particulars as to how he escaped. That he was not guilty of the deed and hopes God will forgive him if he is doing wrong this is repeated many times. That his wife and family - Charlotte Richards - live in Brothertown and also the man who committed the deed of which he is about to die. That he has a brother and sister in New York State and that when he lived there "an old woman told me to suffer death before going to State Prison so I always thought of that."

His remains were interred in the "Potters Field" part of our Cemetery by the officers on Thursday afternoon.


Mr. Randall - July 15, 1865
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Sudden Death - Mr. Randall, aged 80 years, was found dead in his bed, at his son's residence, in this town, on the morning of the 11th inst. He was apparently, in good health when he retired to rest the evening previous. Cause of his death unknown.


Susan Reinbold - October 26, 1867
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In Eastern Stockbridge, on the 20th inst. Mrs. Susan Reinbold, aged 50 years and seven months.


Barbara Rossmeier - December 19, 1903
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Died at her home on Saturday afternoon last week, Mrs. Barbara Rossmeier at the age of 64 years. The funeral took place in our church on Tuesday at 10 o'clock, Rev. Fr. Westkamp officiating. He was assisted by the Rev. Fr. Seubert of Appleton, brother of the deceased and Rev. Fr. Weysters of Hilbert. George, John, and Conrad Seubert of Marshfield, brothers of the deceased were among the many relatives who were present. Mrs. Rossmeier was highly respected by all who knew her. She was a good neighbor and devout Christian. She leaves seven children three sons and four daughters to mourn her death, besides numerous other relatives and friends.


Ferdinand R. Reinbold - December 19, 1903
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Chilton Young Man Dies At Brooklyn, N. Y. Tuesday - A telegram was received in this city on Tuesday evening announcing that Ferdinand R. Reinbold had died in Brooklyn, N. Y. at noon of that day from pneumonia. This sudden and unexpected death was a great shock tot he mother, brothers and sisters of the young man as they did not know that he was dangerously ill. On Thursday of last week Dr. J. E. Reinbold received a letter from his brother Ferdinand in which he complained of having a slight cold, but said it amounted to nothing, and that he would soon leave Brooklyn for Providence, R.I. The cold developed into pneumonia from which he died. The wife of the deceased had left Brooklyn the week previous to spend the holidays at Detroit, Mich., and did not reach Brooklyn until after her husband's death. The widow made all necessary arrangements to have the remains shipped to this city for interment.

Ferdinand Reinbold was born in this city June 25, 1874 and remained here until the age of fifteen years when he went to Milwaukee and secured employment with one of the leading fresco painters of that city. Having a natural talent as an artist he developed a taste for scenic painting and in time secured work in the theaters of Milwaukee. Some four or five years ago be was offered and accepted a position with "The Stroke of Twelve Company" as their scenic painter. He traveled extensively through this country and was considered a valuable man in his line.

"Nandy" as he was familiarly called, was popular with every one at his old home. He had a pleasant way and won many friends. In his younger days he was quite an athlete and made a reputation as an amateur bicycle rider. His death is not only a severe blow to his relatives but also to those who knew him.

At the hour of going to press. The Times learns that the funeral of Ferdinand Reinbold will take place on Sunday afternoon at one o'clock. The remains will arrive here to-night {Friday} or Saturday morning.


John G. Reich - Chilton Times - January 16, 1904
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Death of a Pioneer

John G. Reich, Aged Over Ninety-one Years, Dies


One by one the pioneers of Chilton have been called to eternal rest, until but few of that sturdy element that came here in the early fifties are left. This week we record the death of another of the throng, John Gottlob Reich, who died at his home on Wednesday morning, Jan 13, at the ripe, old age of 91 years, six months and 20 days.

He was born June 24th, 1812, in Leppan, Niderschlesien, Prussia, Germany. In 1855, he took passage on a sailing vessel for this country, and in September of the same year he arrived at Chilton. He built a log cabin on the lot now occupied by Dr. A.M. Evans' residence, and he and his wife began the struggle that confronted the average pioneer. He remained there about 18 months then purchased a farm in what is now the southwestern portion of the city, and resided there until his death.

Mr. Reich was a man of good education, and before leaving Prussia he had graduated from a veterinary college. In the early days his services were in great demand and he was known in every section of the county. There were no roads, and he traveled hundreds of miles through the woods to doctor the cattle of the early settlers. He followed this work up to a few years ago, when, on account of his advanced age, he gave it up.

Some seven years ago his wife died, and since that time his grandson, Henry Reich, has lived with him. His health was generally good until some four weeks ago, and since that time he has been unable to leave his bed. He leaves one son, Charles, of Sheboygan; six grandchildren. The funeral will take place today, Saturday, from the Ebenezer Reformed church at 2:00 o'clock p.m. Rev. W. A. Arpke officiating.


Lucille F. Richart - Post Crescent - July 1, 1996
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Lucille F. Richart
241 N. 8th St., Hilbert

Age 85, died Saturday, June 29, 1996 at the Chilton Health and Rehabilitation Center, Chilton, after a lengthy illness.

She was born June 4, 1911 in Cazenovia, the daughter of the late Frank and Henrietta {Mohelnitzky} Duren. She attended Cazenovia schools and had graduated from Cazenovia High School. She was married on May 27, 1930 in Cazenovia to George Richart. After marriage, the couple resided in St. Anna, moving to Hilbert in 1937.

Lucille had worked for Wis-Pride Cheese Company in Hilbert for several years. She had also owned and operated Ideal Lunch in Hilbert with her husband, George, for many years. She also later worked at Stengel's Grocery in Hilbert.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Hilbert and a member of its Christian Mothers; a member of the Germania Society, Chilton and the Hilbert Senior Citizens.

Survivors include five daughters and four sons-in-law: Mrs. Jim {Rose Mary} Learman, Appleton; Mrs. Jerome {Bernice} Meyers, Menasha; Mrs. Jack {Ramona} Sweere, Hilbert; Henrietta Vanesky and her special friend, Gene, Appleton; Mrs. Roger {Georgiana} Schneider, Darboy; a son and daughter-in-law: Donald and Dorothy Richart, Hilbert; 31 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; two sisters: Irene Soltweidel, Cazenovia; Jo Anne Duren, Tucson, Arizona; two brothers and a sister-in-law: George and Jean Duren, James Duren, all of Cazenovia; and also a special friend, Patty Keupper, Chilton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, George, on December 9, 1984; a daughter Irene; a sister, Marcella Anderson, a brother, Robert Duren, and two grandchildren.

Services are scheduled for 6 p.m., Tuesday July 2, 1996 at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Rev. Rallen Stencil officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Friends may call from 2 p.m. until the time of services at the church on Tuesday. The Sansom Funeral Home, Hilbert, is assisting the family with arrangements.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Bockhorn and Associates and all the caring staff at the Chilton Health and Rehabilitation Center for the exceptional care of Lucille.

Her quick wit and cheerful smile for all that met her will be forever in our memories.

As a mother she did without through the hard years so her children would not go without.

Till the very end she showed caring and love for us all.

We are all happy that her last days were peaceful and she is once again with our beloved father, George, whom she loved very much.

Love you, Mom
Your Children


Frieda A. Riemer - Manitowoc Herald - Friday - October 5, 2001
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Frieda A. Riemer, age 92, of the Chilton Health and Rehabilitation Center died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001 at the nursing home.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rantoul, with the Rev. Kurt Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

She was born Sept. 13, 1909 in the town of Rantoul, daughter of the late William and Bertha {Piepenburg} Rusch. She married Gerhard Riemer Nov. 3, 1928. He preceded her in death Nov. 28, 1992. She and her husband were life long farmers in the town of Rantoul until their retirement, at which time they moved to Potter and later to Chilton. Frieda was a member of Trinity Lutheran

Church, Rantoul, the Ladies Aid, the Lutheran Women's Missionary League and she also sang in the choir for many years.

Survivors include three daughters: Arlene {Ron} Bessert of Reedsburg; Carolyne {Gerhard Jr.} Lau of Potter; Ann {Bob} Schaff of Malone; eight grandchildren: Loree Bessert of Lewisville, Texas; Dr. Bob {Samie} Bessert of Grand Junction, Colo.; Mari {Bill} Robertson of Lewisville, Texas; Nancy {Mark} Sweere of Kirkland, Wash.; John {Lisa} Lau of Hilbert; Barb {Larry} Mirsberger of Hilbert; Connie {Chris} Freeders of Dusseldorf, Germany; Scott Schaff of Malone; 13 great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law: Doris Rusch of Silver Springs, Md.; Adella {Rusch} Trunkey, Altoona, Fla.; and Adeline {Piepenburg} Schubert of Chilton.

She was preceded in death by a grandson: Alan Bessert; three brothers: Martin, Raymond and Wilmer Rusch; and a sister: Helena {Alvin} Fisher.

Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of service.


Timothy Alan Reinl - Manitowoc Herald Times - Tuesday - August 7, 2001
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Timothy Alan Reinl, age 24, of 315 N. John Street, Kimberly, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton.

He was born on March 14, 1977 in Chilton, son of Thomas and Nancy {Kolodzik} Reinl. He was a graduate of Chilton High school in 1995, and a 1999 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Tim was employed by Crystal Print Inc. of Little Chute. He was a lifelong member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton, and had recently joined St. Joseph Catholic Church in Appleton. Tim was a member of the Chilton A.C.'s, and he enjoyed golfing, hunting, and fishing.

Survivors include his fiancee, Samantha Cook of Kimberly; his parents Tom and Nancy Reinl of Chilton; maternal grandparents John and Pauline Kolodzik of New Holstein; a sister, Maria Reinl and special friend Jesse Byrge of Chilton; special friends, Brian Nett and Jason Schwarz; aunts, uncles, and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton, with the Rev. Glen Sayers S.D.S and Deacon Peter M. Reinl officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the Wieting Funeral Home, 411 W. Main Street in Chilton on Thursday from 1 to 5:30 p.m. when family prayers will be held.


Eleanor Riske - Herald Times Reporter - February 11, 2002
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Eleanor F. Riske, age 84, formerly of 1504 S. 35th Street, Manitowoc, died Saturday, February 9, 2002 at Shady Lane Care Center, Manitowoc.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Manitowoc. Officiating at the service will be Rev. Richard Miller with burial to follow at Knollwood Memorial Gardens, town of Kossuth.

Eleanor was born Jan. 2, 1918 in Chilton, daughter of the late Raymond and Bertha Kuster Oakley. She attended Chilton Public School and Henry Clay School at Sherwood. In 1939, she married Charles Baeckman of Manitowoc. He preceded her in death. On Nov. 9, 1946, Eleanor married Walter Riske at St. John's Lutheran Church, Manitowoc. He preceded her in death on Jan. 22, 1989. Eleanor enjoyed Gospel, old time music, bingo and playing the guitar. She was also a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Survivors include two sons and two daughters-in-law, Jerry and Beth Baeckman, Manitowoc, Kenneth Baeckman, Manitowoc, Ada Baeckman, Campbellsport; one daughter and son-in-law, Pat And Jerry Brown, Wichita, KS: 15 grandchildren, Bonnie Kanaugh, Maryland, Laura {Jay} Wanek, Germantown, Amy Baeckman, Cedarburg, Doug {Lori} Baeckman, Germantown, Stacy Baeckman, Manitowoc, Heidi {Josh} Stradal, Branch, Katie Baeckman, Manitowoc, Tammy {Rick} Munn, KS, Chad Brown, KS, Randy Baeckman, Manitowoc, Michael Baeckman, Mishicot, Rick and Bridgett Baeckman, Manitowoc, Kathy Arostegui, Mi.,11 great grandchildren; Melissa and Bridgett Horburg, David and Steven Kanaugh, Joshua, Sarah and Aaron Muss, Chad and Holly Baeckman, Jordan Taylor Baeckman, Evan Lee Baeckman; one great great grandson Lucas Hornburg, one brother Alfred Oakley, Manitowoc; two sisters-in-Law, Issabella Oakley, Chilton, Emma Oakley, Manitowoc. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Eleanor was also preceded in death by a son, Roger Baeckman And two brothers, Walter and George Oakley.

The family will greet relatives and friends from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002 at the Pfeffer Funeral Home and again on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Manitowoc, from 10 a.m. Until the time of service at 11 a.m.

The family would like to thank the nursing staff for their love And excellent care given to "Elley."


Janet Richter - Sheboygan Press - March 1, 1994
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Janet Richter, 73, of 1413 Wilson Ave., Sheboygan, died on Sunday evening, February 27, 1994, at Rocky Knoll Health Care Facility in Plymouth.

She was born on April 8, 1920, in Brothertown, Wis., the daughter of the late Joseph and Daisy {Oakley} Lerch. She attended schools in Kiel and New Holstein.

On October 15, 1949, she married Gordon Richter in Sheboygan.

Janet was a member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church. She was an avid bowler and for many years had her own bowling team named Richter's Excavating.

Survivors include her husband, Gordon, two daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Wayne Schmitz and Judith and Jerry Kritske, all of Sheboygan; three grandchildren, Brett, Kim and Lisa; a brother, Sylvester {Vicki} Lerch, Kiel and a sister, Dorothy Muellenbach, New Holstein. She was preceded in death by a brother.

A funeral service will be held for Janet on Thursday, March 3, 1994 at 7 p.m. at the Ramm-Ziegler-Novak-Rettke Funeral Home, Southside Chapel, with the Rev. Dr. Paul G. Baum,an, pastor at St. Andrew Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in Sunrise Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call at the funeral home, 1535 S. 12th St., on Thursday from 5 p.m. until the time of services at 7 p.m.

A memorial fund for St. Andrew Lutheran Church has been established in Janet's name.


Nicholas J. Rollmann - Sheboygan Press - Friday, August 24, 1956
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Nicholas J. Rollmann, 86, retired Calumet County farmer died shortly before noon Thursday at the home of his son Alex, 1924 Fremont St. Kiel.

A son of the late Peter and Elizabeth Franzen Rollmann, he was born in the town of Brothertown, Calumet county, February 23, 1870.

He attended St. Charles Catholic School at Charlesburg.

His marriage to the former Mary Wettstein of Kloten, Calumet county, took place January 24, 1895, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Kloten.

Following marriage the couple farmed near Chilton and later near New Holstein. Since his retirement in 1932 Mr. Rollmann had lived in and near Kiel. His wife died in 1935.

Surviving, in addition to the son, Alex, are three other sons, Peter, Kiel, Joseph, Manitowoc, and John, Fond du Lac; five daughters, Mrs. Frank Leitner {Mary}, Fond du Lac, Mrs. Charles Daun {Magdalena}, Charlesburg, Mrs. Arthur Evenson Theresa}, Valders, Mrs. Frank Dorn {Olive} and Mrs. Joseph Dorn { Appelonia}, both of R. 2, New Holstein, 38 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Math Halfmann, R. 2, New Holstein, and two brothers, Henry, Chilton, and Frank, Colorado.

He was preceded in death by four sisters.

Services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Ss Peter and Paul Catholic church, Kiel, following brief 8:30 rites at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home. Celebrant of the Requiem mass will be Rev. F. X. Kheil, pastor.

Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home in Kiel this evening where the rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock.


Hon. James Robinson - The Chilton Times - April 13, 1878
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Again is our community in mourning. Scarcely have the tears of regret for the departure of Mrs. Robinson and Miss Nellie dried upon our eyelids, the telegraph flashes that Hon. James Robinson had followed his beloved ones who had but recently departed. It is hard to realize that within the short space of two months, twenty-nine days, father, mother, and daughter have been called home, but such are the decrees of fate and we must submit to the will of Him "who doeth all things well."

Hon. James Robinson was born in the city of New York, January 1, 1828. When six years old, his parents removed to Chester County, Penn., where he remained until war against Mexico was declared, at which time being chock full of patriotism, which only oozed out with death, he enlisted in Butler's Dragoons, but being a minor, he was withdrawn from the army by his friends. His ardor for military glory, however, was not appeased and he subsequently enlisted in the regular army, and was assigned to the 4th regiment commanded by Col. Whistler. By good, soldierly conduct he was soon promoted to the important position of Acting Quarter Master Sergeant - a portion of his time he had the honor of having the late President of the United States as his commanding officer, who was then simply Lieut. Grant. Mr. Robinson participated in several engagements in Mexico and was honorably discharged at the closer of the war.

Following his natural inclinations, in 1848 he started west and arrived at Green Bay where he remained about two years and was married there to Eleanor Mangan, Oct. 7th, 1850. He then purchased a piece of land two miles north of what is now the city of Chilton, to which point he subsequently removed and resided until he removed to the village in the year 1853 and from here to California in October last. Mr. Robinson, although he came here a young man had a large amount of influence in the early settlement of eastern Calumet. When he came, all this section was a howling wilderness and the territory which now constitutes several townships was then known as Charlestown. He, however, like almost all early settlers, was possessed of an indomitable will and untiring perseverance, and fearlessly seizing the woodsman's axe, he commenced hewing out a home in the forest.

His ability to assist in conducting public affairs by his neighbors and accordingly appreciated as was shown by his election twice as town Superintendent of Charlestown, and in 1852 was elected Member of Assembly. While in Madison his strict attention to the general affairs of the state as well as the careful and zealous manner in which he guarded our local interests soon gave him notoriety and influence. During the session of 1853 he procured the passage of the bill which established the town of Portland {now Chilton} and upon his return home was elected the first chairman of that town and was subsequently reelected in the following year, and would have continued to hold that office as long as he desired had he not peremptorily declined. Any person who is at all acquainted with the task of organizing new townships can understand the task Mr. Robinson had to perform, as everything was left to his management and judgment, that he discharged his duty with zeal and fidelity no one could doubt. In 1857 he was again elected to represent this county in the popular house, and also was elected to fill this important position in 1862 and 1869. Upon every occasion and in every respect he well and faithfully fulfilled the trust confided to his charge. He was a delegate to the National Convention which nominated Samuel J. Tilden for the Presidency.

Notwithstanding Mr. Robinson's intention to become a tiller of the soil, his health gave way owing to the excessive hard labor and vicissitudes incident to the pioneer life and he was compelled, under the advice of his friends and physician, to change the plan of life laid out by himself. Accordingly he adopted the mercantile business in this city {then village} in 1853 ad all who dealt with him from the wholesale dealer to the poorest customer will unite in saying that he was fair and honorable in all his transactions.

At the breaking out of the rebellion in 1861, Mr. Robinson was one of our first citizens to fly to enlist and with General Hobert was mainly instrumental in raising Co. K. 4th regiment, and was elected First Lieut. and continued as such as long as his health permitted. He was often frequently offered positions in the army during the was as his military ability was known and appreciated, but owing to the advice of medical counsel he was compelled to decline the honors tendered him.

He was one of the organizers of Chilton Lodge No. 154 of F>&. A. M. and was W. M. for many years. He was also a knight templar and a member of the Fond du Lac Commandery.

He was a kind and obliging neighbor but had no hesitancy in expressing his opinion vocally and freely and although occasionally a little quick tempered and tenacious in regard to his opinion he quickly acknowledged then he was in the wrong and was airways ready to forgive a real of fancied injury.

As a husband, father, friend and citizen he had few equals and no superiors and although he has passed out of sight he will ever live green in the memories of those who loved him for his sterling worth and noble qualities. Good bye, for the present, old, tried and trusty friend. "May we meet beyond the river."


Henry Rollmann - Appleton Post-Crescent - Wednesday Evening - August 24, 1927 - p.12
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Henry Rollmann, Bank Head, Dies At Chilton Home

Was Prominent in State Politics-Elected Bank President in February


Chilton - Henry Rollmann, president of the Chilton National bank, died at his home on S. Madison-st. at 12:30 Tuesday afternoon after a long illness.

Mr. Rollmann, the oldest child of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Rollmann, was born in Calvary in 1853. When he grew to manhood he studied pharmacy, and in 1870, he went to Fond du Lac, where he was employed in a drug store. In 1875, he came to Chilton and went into business for himself, opening a drug store on the corner of Main and Madison-sts. The following year, 1876, he was united in marriage to Miss Lena Steitz of Fond du Lac, and they spent their entire married life in this city. Mr. Rollmann always took an active part in the political, business and social life of the community.

Was State Senator

He served two terms as mayor of this city, two as alderman from his ward, one term as assemblyman from this district and one as state senator. He was a charter member of the State Pharmaceutical society, which was organized in 1880 at Madison by 77 druggists. Of this number, Mr. Rollmann was the last survivor. He was vice president of this society, president secretary for seven years, and for the past nine years has served as its treasurer.

He has been a Mason for fifty years, and has served his lodge as master, and for many years as secretary. He also served as secretary of the Royal Arch chapter since its institution some nine years ago. He belonged to the Commandery of Green bay and the Consistory of Milwaukee. He has been an Odd Fellow for over fifty years. He was a member of the G.U. G. Germania for the past 32 years, and served as a trustee for 29 years. He was a charter member of the Turn Verein, and served as its president during all of the time it was in existence.

Sharpshooters' Head

He was a member of the United States sharpshooters association and was its president for one year. He also belonged to the Eastern Star and Rebekah lodges. At the death of William J. Paulsen last February he was made president of the Chilton National bank.

He is survived by his aged mother, his widow, one son, Edwin of Lorado, Texas, two daughters, Mrs. Peter Kabel of Rhinelander, and Mrs. Edward Juchem of Minneapolis; seven grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Ella Wippermann, of Chicago, and one brother, Alfred of Rhinelander.

Funeral services will be held Friday. The body will lie in state at the Masonic temple from 10 o'clock in the forenoon until one o'clock in the afternoon. Funeral services will be in charge of the Masonic lodge. Burial will be made in Hillside cemetery.


Amelia Rollmann - Appleton Post-Crescent - Monday Evening - February 6, 1928 - p.10
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Pioneer Resident Of Chilton Dies Sunday

Mrs. Amalia Rollmann Had Lived Near Chilton Nearly 80 Years

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Chilton - Mrs. Amalia Rollmann, 92, a resident of this community for the past 78 years, died at the home of Mrs. Adolph Jensen Sunday afternoon after a two weeks illness.

Coming to this country from Germany at the age of 14, she was married two years later to Otto Rollmann, the couple making their home in Fond du Lac county for many years.

In 1876 they moved here where they resided until 20 years ago when they moved to Shawano to make their home with a daughter living there. Mr. Rollmann died in 1915 and five years ago she returned to Chilton where she has lived since.

Surviving are a son, Alfred, Rhinelander, and a daughter, Mrs. Ella Wippermann, Chicago, and eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The body will be taken to Shawano Tuesday evening where funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon.


Lincoln Reinbold - Manitowoc's - Der Nord Westen - January 12, 1899
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{From the correspondent in Kiel, 07 Jan.}

Burial a few days ago in Chilton of Lincoln Reinbold with military honors. Only 22, he lost his life in Puerto Rico during the “Campaign for the Fatherland”. Remember the Main.


Ernst Rosberg - Manitowoc's - Der Nord Westen - December 3, 1903
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According to a telegram received by Edward Sachse here, Ernst Rosberg died of stomach cancer at age 64 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The deceased, who was a former resident of Centerville, leaves a widow and 3 children. The funeral was held yesterday in Chilton.


Albert Richart - Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - September 12, 1933
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Albert Richart Dies At His Farm Near Kiel

Kiel - Albert Richart, 53, passed away at his farm home three miles west of Kiel Monday at 11:50 a.m. after having been ill for a year.

Mr. Richart was born at St. Killian, Wis., Dec. 17, 1880, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Richart. He was married to Mary Schwartz of Haton Nov. 22, 1903, and the couple lived at Kiel, where Mr. Richart was employed at the Kiel Woodenware plant. After two years, they moved to the present Richart farm home.

Beside his wife, Mr. Richart is survived by three children, Fred, of Cavenovia, Wis., and George and Alice, at home; three grandchildren, three brother, Louis, Marathon City; John, New Holstein; and Anthony, St. Killian, and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Steinmetz, Milwaukee. Two daughters died in infancy.

Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 9 o'clock at the Richart farm home and at 9:30 o'clock at St. Anna's Catholic church. The Rev. J. H. Schmitt will officiate and burial will be made in the adjoining cemetery.


Heinrich Ruppenthal - Manitowoc's - Der Nord Westen - October 20, 1892:
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{From the correspondent in Brillion - Oct. 18}

Death on Sat. afternoon of the wife of Heinrich Ruppenthal, of liver and lung problems. She was buried in the village cemetery.


Mrs. John {Anna} Retterath - Chilton Times - Chilton WI - February 14, 1920 - p. 1 - c. 4
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Victim of Influenza. Mrs. John Retterath {nee: Anna Horn} died at her home on Main street on Monday following an illness of three days from influenza. Both Mrs. Retterath and her husband were ill at the same time and although they received medical attention there was little chance for her recovery from the illness, the disease being in a very serious form.

The deceased woman was a daughter of Jacob {and Mary Holderman} Horn and was born in the town of Harrison July 17, 1893. On Feb. 17, 1916 she was married at St. John to John Retterath and for a short time they made their home in this city and then located on a farm in the town of New Holstein. They sold their farm and purchased property in the town of Eaton which they disposed of June last and returned to this city to live. She was a devoted wife and those who knew her speak highly of her. The funeral was held on Thursday morning from St. Mary's church, the remains being taken to St. John's cemetery in Woodville for interment. She is survived by her husband who is still under a physician's care, her father, two brothers and five sisters. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Retterath and Math. Franzen of this city were in attendance at the funeral.


Ludwig Ruckeimer - Manitowoc's - Der Nord Westen - September 27, 1900
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{From the correspondent in Kiel September 25}

Yesterday Ludwig Ruckeimer, one of the oldest residents of Kiel, was put to rest in the New Holstein Cemetery. He was 74 and leaves 5 children. His wife preceded him in death several years ago.


Cecelia Reichwald - Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - August 5, 1964
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Mrs. Elmer Reichwald

Funeral services for Mrs. Elmer Reichwald, 43, of R. 1, Hilbert, will be held at 9:15 a.m. Thursday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Chilton, And at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic church, Hilbert.

The Rev. Alfred Loehr, pastor, will be the Celebrant of the requiem mass.

Burial will be in St. Mary’s cemetery, Chilton.

Friends may call at the funeral home until the Time of services. The Rosary will be recited at 8 o’clock tonight.

Mrs. Reichwald died unexpectedly at her homeMonday evening after being stricken with a Coronary attack.

Cecelia {nee} Wettstein, daughter of Frank and Frances Schwobe Wettstein

{b} April 5, 1921 - {d} August 3, 1964


Lucy H. Riehl - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - January 6, 1975
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Mrs. Lucy Hoffmann Riehl, 69, of 2201 Erie Ave., widow of Adolph, Died Sunday night at Rocky Knoll, where she had been a patient the past 1-½ months.

The former Lucy Wettstein, she was born at Brothertown {Calumet County} On May 30, 1905, a daughter of the late Raymond and Theresa Scholz Wettstein.

On June 1, 1926, she married John Hoffmann at Charlesburg. The couple

Lived in New Holstein and Charlesburg until moving to Sheboygan in 1936.

He died May 29, 1941.

On Feb.21, 1953, she married Mr. Riehl. He died on May 29, 1962.

She was a retired employee of St.Nicholas Hospital.

Mrs. Riehl was a member of Holy Name Catholic Parish.

Surviving are two sons, Jerome F Hoffmann of Sheboygan and Gerald W. Hoffmann of Haven; four sisters, Mrs. Sylverius Woelfel and Mrs. Florian Woelfel, both of R. 1, New Holstein; several stepchildren and step grandChildren, six step brothers and one stepsister.

One brother and two sisters preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday with a 10 a.m. funeral Mass at Holy Name Church, the Rev. Melvin Macoskie, pastor, celebrant, following Family rites at 9:30 at the Kroos-Mason Funeral Home. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Tuesday where a parish Bible vigil will be held at 7 p.m.

A memorial fund has been established in Mrs. Riehl’s name.


Mary Rollmann - The Sheboygan Press - October 23, 1935
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Mrs. Nicholas Rollmann Dies At Farm Home Near Rockville

Mrs. Nicholas Rollmann, aged 62, died at her farm home one mile north of Rockville, on Tuesday morning, after an illness.

Mrs. Rollman, nee Miss Mary Wettstein, was the daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth Wettstein of Stockbridge, where she was born on January 24, 1895. She was married to Nicholas Rollmann of Jericho, and located in the town of Chilton. In 1911, they moved to the town of New Holstein, where they resided for two years. Two years ago the Rollmann family moved to their present farm home.

Nine children were born to them of whome all are living.

Surviving Mrs. Rollmann, are her husband, five daughters: Mrs. Frank{Mary} Leitner of Fond du Lac, Mrs. Charles{Lena} Daun of Brothertown, Mrs. Arthur{Theresa} Evenson of Sheboygan, and Miss Olive and Miss Appalonia at home; four sons: Joseph and Alex at home, Peter of Kiel, and John of Fond du Lac. She is also survived by three brothers and thirteen grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Friday morning at 9:15 o'clock at the family residence, and at 10 o'clock with services at the SS. Peter and Paul Catholic church at Kiel. The Rev. Father J.J. Esdepsky will officiate and burial will be made in the SS. Peter and Paul Catholic cemetery near Kiel.

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Mrs. Rollman buried at Kiel


Funeral services for Mrs. Nicholas Rollman, 62, who died at her farm home one mile north of Rockville, were held this morning at 9:15 o'clock at the SS Peter and Paul Catholic church at Kiel. The Rev. J. J. Esdepsky officiated and internment was made in the church cemetery near Kiel.

Mrs. Rollman, nee Miss Mary Wettstein, daughter of Frank and Elizabeth Wettstein, was born on March 21, 1873, in Stockbridge. She was married to Nicholas Rollman of Jericho on January 24, 1895, and the couple located on a farm in the town of New Holstein and in 1933 they located on their present farm home, one mile north of Rockville.

Survivors include her husband, nine children, three brothers, and thirteen grandchildren.


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Rosalind `Rosie' Rieth - The Sheboygan Press - Sunday - August 22, 2004
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Rosalind "Rosie" Rieth, 86, of New Holstein, died unexpectedly on Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, at the Willow Park Residence in New Holstein.

She was born Nov. 6, 1917, in Marytown, a daughter of the late Stephen and Margaret Kraus Wettstein.

On Aug. 17, 1937, she married Felix Rieth in Marytown. Rosie and Felix were avid travelers. Rosie loved to read.

Rosie was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in New Holstein, a member of the Christian Women's Society, the Daughters of Isabella and the Catholic Knights Society.

She is survived by five daughters, 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one special godson.

She was preceded in death by her parents husband a son, John a granddaughter, Amy and three sisters.

Funeral Mass will be held at 5 p.m. TODAY, Sunday, Aug. 22, at Holy Rosary Church in New Holstein. The Rev. Joseph Coerber will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the Sippel Funeral Home, 2618 Altona Ave., New Holstein, TODAY, Sunday from 2 until 4:30 p.m. when brief family rites will be held.

The Sippel Funeral Home in New Holstein is assisting with arrangements.


Mrs. John Rehm - No Newspaper Listed - June 26, 1947
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Rehm Funeral Services Held At New Holstein

Funeral services for Mrs. John Rehm were held on Monday afternoon from the Erbe-Hoffmann funeral home to the St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed church with Rev. J. R. Seidler officiating. Burial was made in the New Holstein city cemetery. The pallbearers were the six son-in-laws: Alfred Warnke, Ben Manz, Alfred Feili, Harvey Kasten, Gilbert Ludwig and Lester Quade.

During the services Mrs. Jac Schildhauer sang “Nearer My God, to Thee” and “Abide with Me,” with accompaniment by Donald Vollstedt.

From out of town in attendance were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Seibel, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Reiber of Cary, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Kasten of Chicago, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Lester Quade and daughter Joyce, Mrs. Henry Tomter and son of Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Trost of Sheboygan, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Quade of Calumetville.

All the grandchildren attended with the exception of the grandson, Cpl. Donald Manz, who is stationed at Gorzia, Italy, with the U. S. army.


Irene Ruh - No Newspaper Listed - November, 1966
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Mrs. Arthur B. Ruh, 65, of 2412 State St., New Holstein, died today at St. Nicholas Hospital where she had been a patient for three weeks.

Born Irene Retlich, Oct. 9, 1901, in Marinette, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernst Retlich, she attended school there and on Sept. 10, 1922, was married to Arthur B. Ruh in Schlewig, {Manitowoc County}.

Survivors are her husband; eight sons, Eugene of New Holstein, Victor of Des Moines, Iowa; Elwood, Arthur Jr., Kenneth and Robert of Milwaukee, James stationed in Japan with the U. S. Air Force, and Lloyd of Kiel; five daughters, 24 grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Ella Lulloff of Milwaukee.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Erbe-Evjen Funeral Home in New Holstein with the Rev. Charles A. Koch, pastor of St. John’s United Church of Christ officiating. Interment will be in New Holstein City Cemetery.

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

New Holstein Reporter - November 17, 1966

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Mrs. Arthur Ruh Services Wednesday


Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the Erbe-Evjen Funeral Home for Mrs. Arthur B. Ruh, 65, of 2412 State St., who died unexpectedly on Monday at St. Nicholas Hospital after suffering a heart attack. She had been hospitalized for three weeks, having undergone surgery two weeks ago, and had expected to return home on Wednesday of this week.

The Rev. Charles Koch, pastor of St. John United Church of Christ officiated at the services, and soloist was Kenneth Greve, who sang "Sweet By and By" accompanied at the organ by Mrs. Ted Steudel. Interment was in the New Holstein City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were six sons of the deceased, Eugene, Victor, Elwood, Arthur Jr., Kenneth and Lloyd.

The former Irene Retlich was born Oct. 9, 1901 in Marinette, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernst Retlich. She attended school there, and on Sept. 10, 1922 was married to Arthur B. Ruh in Schleswig {Manitowoc County}. The couple had lived in Kiel prior to coming to this city to make their home.

Survivors include her widower; eight sons, Eugene of this city, Victor of Des Moines, Ia., Elwood, Arthur Jr., Kenneth, Robert of Milwaukee, Lloyd of Kiel, and James, stationed with the U. S. Air Force in Japan who was called home because of his mother's illness; five daughters, Mrs. Ralph {Elda} Farrara, Mrs. Lloyd {Audrey} O'Donnell, Mrs. Daniel {Fayth} Sobecke, Miss LoAnn Ruh of Milwaukee and Mrs. Donald {Ione} Gregoire of Sheboygan Falls; 24 grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Ella Lulloff of Milwaukee.


Rudolph Ruppenthal - No Newspaper Listed - November, 1929
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Former Resident Is Buried Here

Funeral services for Rudolph Ruppenthal, brother of Mrs. Louise Avery of here and a brother-in-law of George Zorn, Kiel, who died Friday at his home at Hilbert, were held here Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. William Arpke of Chilton having charge of the services. The deceased, who had passed his 56th birthday, was ill only a few days.

He was born and reared at Kiel, in the home now occupied by his sister. For many years, and until the time of his death, he conducted a hardware store at Hilbert. Besides his wife, who before her marriage was Miss Anna Zorn of Louis Corners, he is survived by two children, two sisters, Mrs. Avery here and Mrs. Andrew Noll of Chilton, and one brother, Adolph, who is proprietor of a hardware store in Cedarburg.


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Mrs. Lizzie Reese, nee Lizzie Koepp, passed away this morning at her home in New Holstein following an illness of three months duration.

Born in Cedarburg on Nov. 21, 1889, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Koepp, the family moved to the settlement known as the Lime Kilns north of New Holstein and she attended the Lime Kilns school.

She was married to William Reese in 1908 and they resided on a farm east of Potter for many years. Her husband died in 1932.

Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Sylvester {Mary} Toebe of Green Bay and Miss Betty at home; six sons, Fred of Brillion, William of Elkhart Lake, Martin of Kiel, Richard and Robert of New Holstein and Ervin at home; one brother, William Koepp of Chilton.

Mrs. Reese was a member of St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed church of New Holstein for the past 15 years and also a member of the Woman’s Guild of the church. She served as janitor of the church for five years, beginning in 1941.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p. m. at the Erbe-Hoffmann Funeral home and at 2 o’clock at St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed church. The Rev. J. R. Seidler will officiate and burial will be made in the Potter cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from Friday noon until the time of the services.


Marie Reiser - No Newspaper Listed - 1927
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Death's Summons for Mrs. A. Reiser

Death claimed Mrs. Ambrose Reiser, 60, at her home in this city on Friday morning at 10:30, after a prolong illness. Deceased, nee Marie Nadler, was born at Marytown, Fond du Lac county, October 5, 1867, where she grew to womanhood. January 8, 1884, she married at St. Anna to Ambrose Reiser, after which the couple lived on a farm in the town of New Holstein until six years ago, when they retired and moved to Kiel, where they have since resided. Mrs. Reiser was well-known in the communities where she spent her life and enjoyed the esteem of all who knew her, for her kindly and benevolent spirit which she showed on every occasion. She will be greatly missed by her husband and children and hosts of friends.

Besides her husband she leaves to mourn three sons and four daughters: Arthur A. Reiser of New Holstein, Mrs. W. J. Gregorius of Milwaukee, Nic. Reiser of Plymouth, Mrs. John Neis of West Allis, Wm. A. Reiser of St. Anna, Mrs. Eugene Breitenbach of North Milwaukee, and Miss Marcella A. Reiser at home. Also 2 brothers, Nic. Nadler of New Holstein, Anton Nadler of West Bend, and two sisters, Mrs. John Dorn of St. Anna and Margaret Nadler of West Bend; and 14 grandchildren.

Funeral services took place at 9 a.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul church in Kiel, the Rev. A. Roder officiating, and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Ann's church, Rev. J. H. Schmitt conducting the last sad rites. Burial was in St. Ann's cemetery. The pallbearers were Math. Nett, John Rach, Nic. Rach, Nic. Michels, Peter Roehrig and Emil Demoulin. The floral tributes were profuse and beautiful.

Those from out of town who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Art. A. Reiser and daughter Serena of New Holstein, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Gregorius and family, Mrs. Mary Fischer and Mrs. Peter Kern of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Breitenbach of North Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. John Neis and family of West Allis, Mr. and Mrs. Nic. Reiser and son Elmer of Plymouth, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. A. Reiser, Mr. and Mrs. John Dorn, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Reiser, Mr. and Mrs. E. Dorn, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jeanty and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Garbe of St. Anna; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Reiser, Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Reiser, Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Reiser, Mr. and Mrs. Lorenz Pfister, Mr. and Mrs. John P. Koehler, Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Kolbe, Mrs. Robert Kolbe, Mrs. Jos. Reiser and Mr. and Mrs. Bartel Dorn of Chilton: Mrs. Mary Ramminger of Boyd, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Nic. Nadler, Mich. Dorn, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Neis, Mr. and Mrs. Math. Reiser, Mrs. Gust. Meyer and Mr. and Mrs. Jac. Wick of New Holstein; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Reding, Sr., Frank Reding and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Fahres of Sheboygan.


Herman Reichwaldt - No Newspaper Listed - 1946
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Herman C. Reichwaldt, aged 62, of Meggers, passed away last Tuesday evening at the St. Nicholas hospital in Sheboygan, following a short illness.

The deceased was born Jan. 1, 1884, in the town of Schleswig, the son of John and Mary Reichwaldt. On April 2, 1907, he was married to Annina Holthusen of New Holstein, and after their marriage the couple resided at Kiel, New Holstein, and then on a farm in the town of Charlestown.

Following the death of his wife on July 17, 1931, Mr. Reichwaldt moved to Meggers, four miles north of New Holstein, where he has since resided.

For eight years he was treasurer of the Lowell school board at Meggers, and he was a member of St. Johns’s Evangelical and Reformed church at New Holstein almost his entire life.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Arthur {Sylvia} Kraemer of Glenbeulah; four grandchildren; four brothers, Helmuth of Steinthal, Arthur of Newton, William of Town Schleswig, and Otto of Kiel, and three sisters, Mrs. Henry Hochkammer of Newton, Mrs. Arthur Radder of Town Eaton, and Mrs. Otto Henning of Wilkes Lake.

Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon from the Erbe-Hoffmann Funeral Home to the St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed church, with the Rev. John E. Seidler officiating. Burial was made in the city cemetery.

Pallbearers were six nephews: John Bosma, Fred Radder, Myron Reichwaldt, Clarence Reichwaldt, Elmer Hochkammer and Howard Hochkammer. Three nieces, the Henning sisters, sang “Jesus Is Tenderly Calling” and “Abide With Me,” with Don Vollstedt as accompanist.

From away were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Greve of Loyal, Miss Lorraine Greve of Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Benning and family of Fond du Lac, Mrs. Norma Fenn and Ronald Burgdorf of Sheboygan, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kaemmer, and family of Elkhart Lake, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Henning and family of Wilke’s Lake, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Radder and family, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Radder and family, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hochkammer and family, Mr. and Mrs. William Reichwaldt and family of Schleswig, Mr. and Mrs. Helmuth Reichwaldt and family of Steinthal.


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Herman G. Rabe, 85, of 1905 Park Ave., New Holstein, died Tuesday morning at Calumet Memorial Hospital in Chilton after a lengthy illness.

A resident of New Holstein for the past 12 years, he was born in the Town of Eaton {Manitowoc County} on Sept. 10, 1886, the son of the late Fred and Wilhelmina Kapernick Rabe.

On Feb. 10, 1910 he married Martha Ninmer in Kiel.

He farmed in the Eaton area all his adult life before retiring and moving to New Holstein 12 years ago.

Mr. Rabe was a member of St. John United Church of Christ, New Holstein.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Allen E., Wilmington, Del.; a daughter, Mrs. Adolph Lucinda Sievert, New Holstein; five grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Edward Christel, Kiel, and Mrs. Alma Ruh of New Holstein.

Four brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be Fridy at 1:30 p.m. at the Erbe-Evjen Funeral Home in New Holstein, with the Rev. Albert K. Borne, pastor of St. John UCC, officiating, Burial will be at the New Holstein City Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday, until the time of services.


Alois Richart - No Newspaper Listed
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Alois Richart died at the home of his son John at New Holstein on Tuesday forenoon, after 11 days' illness with enlargement of the liver and inflammation of the bowels. Decedent was born Nov. 11, 1858, at St. Kilian, Fond du Lac county, where he grew to manhood.

He was married to Margaret Irrthum, Jan. 15, 1883, at Lomira. After their marriage the couple moved to Nebraska, where they lived for 7 years. Returning to Wisconsin, they resided on farms in Fond du Lac, Washington and Calumet counties until five years ago, when they sold their farm in the town of New Holstein, west of Kiel, and moved to this city, where they lived till about three weeks ago, since when they made their home with their son, in the town of New Holstein. Mr. Richart leaves to mourn his death his grief-stricken wife, two daughters, Mrs. Emil Ehlenbeck of St. Anna and Mrs. Edw. Ehlenbeck of Rockville, and one son, John of New Holstein. Also six grandchildren, four brothers and three sisters. Funeral services will be at 9:30 on Thursday at St. Peter & Pauls Catholic church at Kiel. Interment in St. Ann cemetery. Rev. A. Roder will officiate.


Clara Riha - No Newspaper Listed
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Mrs. Frank Riha Dies After Long Illness

Mrs. Frank Riha passed away at 6:15 p.m. Saturday at the Municipal hospital at Two Rivers, following a lingering illness.

Burial took place in the St. Anna cemetery following services conducted at the Meisewitz Funeral home at 9:30 o’clock Wednesday morning, and at the Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic church at 10 o’clock, with the Rev. F. X. Kheil officiating.

Pallbearers were nephews of the deceased as follows: James Rach, John Rach, Jerome Walber, Donald Burtard, Raymond Schmitz and Ellsworth Gross.

The deceased, nee Clara Rach, was born the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Rach in the town of New Holstein on Nov. 4, 1899. She spent her early girlhood in the town of New Holstein and in this city. On May 13, 1935, she was married to Frank Riha of Mishicot, and they resided there for several years. Later they moved to Two Rivers, and for a number of years resided here. They returned to Two Rivers about five months ago.

Survivors are her husband; a step-daughter; four sisters, Mrs. Peter Schmitz of Hilbert, Mrs. Edward Gross of Marytown, Mrs. Gilbert Birsberger of Sheboygan, and Mrs. William Zorn of Chilton, and one brother, Leo Rach. Her parents, one sister and three brothers have preceded her in death.

Mrs. Riha was a member of the auxiliaries of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Two Rivers, and the American Legion of Kiel.


Alwina Rodenbaeck - No Newspaper Listed
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New Holstein Lady Buried

On Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock Miss Alwina Rodenbaeck of New Holstein was laid to rest in the New Holstein city cemetery. Rev. A. George Schmid officiated at the services which were held at the Erbe-Hoffmann Funeral Home. Miss Rodenbaeck passed away last Wednesday night following a year's illness.

The deceased was born June 1, 1872, in New Holstein, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tjark Rodenbaeck. She attended the Oshkosh State Normal and later the University of Chicago. Her life primarily was one of teaching and travel, her first classrooms being in the public schools of New Holstein, Brillion, and Minneapolis.

Later she taught in Porto Rico for years; in the English department in a New York City high school, for a year. She also taught a year at the International School for Girls in Madrid, Spain, and for 15 years she taught in the Spanish and geography departments of the University School for Girls in Chicago. An extensive traveler, she made three trips to Europe and two vists to Mexico. She was a member of the New Holstein Civic Society.

Miss Rodenbaeck is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Frank Kuehne at New Holstein, with whom she made her home, Miss Louise Rodenbaeck of Painesville, O., and Miss Linda Rodenbaeck of Los Angeles, California, and one brother, George of Kiel.

Pallbearers were Messrs. Fred Lauson, O. H. Meili, W. W. Lauson, Peter Hass, M. W. Jens and George Leverenz.

During the services Mrs. Jacob Schildhauer sang "Oh! Rest In the Lord" and "Requiescat," with accompaniment by Mrs. Donald Evjen. The New Holstein Civic Society attended the services in a body.

Out of town relatives and friends in attendance included Albert Schreiber, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kloepfer and Mrs. Edward Luehr of Chicago; the Misses Theresa and Amelia Indra of Green Bay; Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Laun, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Laun, Sr., and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gabourie of Kiel, and Miss Louise Rodenbaeck of Paynesville, Ohio.


John J. Roehrig - No Newspaper Listed - December 9, 1930
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Marytown Resident Passes Away Tuesday

After suffering for about a year with anaemia, John J. Roehrig, age 66, of Marytown, died at his home on Tuesday, December 9.

Mr. Roehrig was born in Marytown in the year 1867 and it was in Marytown that he lived all his life.

The deceased was married to Miss Gertrude Schoemaker of Johnsburg. He is survived by his wife, three sons, Edgar, of Chilton; Erwin of Johnsburg; and Raymond at home; and two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Casper and Mrs. Henry Halbach, both of Marytown. Sixteen grandchildren also survive.

The funeral will be held from the St. Mary's church at Marytown. The Rev. George Orth will officiate at the services.


Lucille Roehrig - The Sheboygan Press - July 6, 2002
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Lucille Roehrig, 83, of Marytown, died at her home on Thursday, July 4, 2002, after a short illness.

She was born Nov. 14, 1918, in Marytown, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Emma Heimermann Nett. She attended St. Mary's Catholic grade school in Marytown.

On June 7, 1939, she was married to Edmund Roehrig at St. Mary's Church.

After their marriage, the couple resided in the Marytown area most of their married lives, where she helped her husband on their farm.

She was a member of St. Mary's Church and the Altar and Rosary Society of the Church.

{Survivors omitted for privacy}

She was preceded in death by a brother, and a son-in-law.

Visitation will be on Monday, July 8, 2002, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marytown from 4-7 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Monday evening at 7 p.m. at the church, with the Rev. Joseph Coerber, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Huss Funeral Home, St. Cloud, is serving the Famly.


Jacob Reichert - Manitowoc's Der Nord Westen - March 9, 1883
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Also yesterday afternoon, Jacob Reichert was buried in Town Rheine. He was over 70 years old and the father of storekeeper Adam Reichert, a long time resident of Kiel, now living in Rantoul, Calumet Co.


Louis Reuther's Son - Manitowoc's Der Nord Westen - November 26, 1891
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{From the correspondent in Brillion - November 24}

Death Sat. of the youngest son of Louis Reuther of pneumonia.

Burial took place yesterday in the village cemetery.


Theresa Rott - Chilton Times - Thursday - May 16, 1935 - P. 3 - C. 2
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Mrs. Anton Rott Laid to Rest at Jericho

Mrs. Anton Rott, who died at her home at Jericho May 9, was buried from Holy Trinity church, Jericho, Monday at 9:30 a.m., Rev. Francis C. Heimann officiating. Women of the Christian Mothers’ society, of which she was a member, paid their last tribute of respect to her by attending the funeral in a body. The funeral was in charge of the Pfeffer Funeral Home here. Pallbearers were: Henry Schneider, John Wagner, Arthur Arenz, Nick Lisowe, Frank Popp, Frank Ludwig. Six women acted as honorary pallbearers: Mrs. Pauline Ritzke, Mrs. Margaret Lodus, Mrs. Catherine Kuehnl, Mrs Mary Popp, Mrs. Elisabeth Klasen, Mrs. Catherine Lisowe. Mrs. John Wagner was cross bearer. Mrs. {Theresa} Rott was born Feb. 3, 1863 in Marytown {to Francis and Elisabeth Leitner Wettstein. Her marriage to Nicholas Schockmel took place on July 12, 1881 at Holy Cross Church, Mt. Calvary. He died in 1892.} Her marriage to Anton Rott took place at Jericho Jan. 7, 1897. Survivors are her husband and four children, Nick Schockmel, Mrs. Anna Schneider, Mrs. Mary Halfman, Mrs. Louisa Hoffman; two step-children, Mrs. Rose Theyerl and Nick Rott; and 18 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Nick Rollmann; three brothers, Charles Wettstein, Oconto Falls; Adrian Wettstein, Wabeno; Julius Wettstein, Chilton.


Anton Rott - Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - June 18, 1940 - P. 4 - C. 5
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Anton Rott of Charlesburg is Called to Rest

Charlesburg, Wis. – Anton Rott, aged 77, passed away early Monday morning at the farm home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Hoffman, south of this village. Born May 20, 1863, in Austria, Germany, he came to this country with his parents when he was 4 years of age. Since that time he lived in Stockbridge township until five years ago when he came here to make his home with the Hoffmanns. Survivors are a son, Nick, of Sherwood; two daughters, Mrs. Rose Theyerl of Manitowoc and Mrs. Joseph E. Hoffmann; a step-son, Nick Schockmel, and two stepdaughters, Mrs. Joseph Halfmann of Stockbridge and Mrs. Peter Schneider of Merrill, Wis. The body lies in state at the Erbe-Hoffmann Funeral home in Chilton. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m., Wednesday, at St. Charles church here with interment in Holy Trinity cemetery at Jericho.


Nicholas Rott - Chilton Times-Journal - Thursday - June 22, 1949 - P. 8 - C. 3
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Heart Attack Fatal to Nic. Rott, Kaukauna

Nic. Rott, 54, died suddenly of a heart attack Wednesday morning at 10:20 o’clock at his home at Kaukauna, Route 3.

He was born in Jericho Sept. 22, 1895 {to Anton and Anna Wettstein Rott} and was married to Josephine Holzer Feb. 21, 1922.

He is survived by his wife and two children, Gerald, at home, and Mrs. Ed Ashauer of Kaukauna, Route 3.

The body will lie in state at the Greenwood Funeral home, Kaukauna.


Stephen Rott - Chilton Times - Saturday - November 19, 1921 - P. 3 - C. 3
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Died on Wednesday

The Times learns that Stephen Rott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton {Theresa Wettstein Schockmel} Rott of the town of Stockbridge passed away on Monday morning after a brief illness of diabetes.

The funeral will be held on Saturday morning at 10:00 o’clock from Holy Trinity church, Jericho, Rev. Fr. J.H. Huhn officiating, with interment in the Holy Trinity cemetery.

The deceased was about twenty-four years of age and has spent all his life on the farm with his parents. He was a popular young man and his untimely demise fills his home with poignant sorrow. Besides his parents, brothers, and sisters he leaves many friends to mourn his death.


James Rawley - Manitowoc's Der Nord Westen - November 17, 1904
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In Town Hayton, Calumet County, on the border of Manitowoc County, a fire broke out late Sat. night which destroyed a barn. In the barn were a number of horses belonging to farmers who were attending a harvest ball nearby. One of them, James Rawley of Hilbert, went into the barn in an attempt to save his horse and burned to death.

In all 34 horses died in the stall.

Total loss is about $20,000.

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Arthur B. Ruh - No Newspaper Listed - December, 1980
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Arthur B. Ruh, 81, of 2412 State St., New Holstein, died Monday afternoon at Calumet Memorial Hospital, Chilton, after a lingering illness.

He was born in the Town of Schleswig {Manitowoc County} on May 11, 1899, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Ruh.

He attended school in the town.

Mr. Ruh was a welder at M-B Corp., New Holstein, and was a self-employed mason.

On Sept. 10, 1922, he and Irene Retlich were married in the Town of Schleswig. She died Nov. 14, 1966.

He was a member of the Kiel Senior Citizens.

Surviving are either sons, Eugene of New Holstein, Victor of Portland Ore.; Elwood of Cedarburg, Arthur Jr. and Kenneth, both of Milwaukee; James of Howards Grove, Lloyd of Kiel and Robert of Grafton; five daughters, Mrs. Ralph {Elda Farrara of Milwaukee, Mrs. Lloyd {Audrey} O'Donnell of New Berlin, Mrs. Daniel {Fayth} Sobecke of Lake Tomahawk, Miss LoAnn Ruh of Orlando, Fla., and Mrs. Donald {Ione} Gregoire of Sheboygan Falls; two brothers, Harry and Edwin both of Kiel; a sister, Mrs. Viola Glasow of Stockbridge; 27 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five brothers and five sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Erbe-Evjen Funeral Home, New Holstein. The Rev. Albert Borns, pastor of St. John United Church of Christ, New Holstein, will officiate. Burial will be in New Holstein City Cemetery.

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


Cecelia Ruh - Stevens Point Journal - June 14, 1968
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Mrs. Isadore Ruh, 78, 2008 Wyatt Ave., died at 11:45 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael's Hospital, after a short illness.

The former Cecelia Hemauer, Mrs. Ruh was born March 11, 1890 in Brothertown, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hemauer.

The family moved to Stockbridge shortly thereafter, and she attended school in Stockbridge.

She was married to Isadore Ruh on Feb. 2, 1909 in Chilton, where they lived for five years before moving to Stratford.

The Ruh's moved from Stratford to Milladore in 1921, then moved to Stevens Point in 1947.

A member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Mrs. Ruh is survived by her husband; a son, Elmer, Tigerton; three brothers, John Hemauer, Manitowoc, William Hemauer, Stockbridge, and Milton Hemauer, Chilton; three sisters, Mrs. Helena Peichwaldt, Mrs. Alice Larson and Mrs. Fred {Lucy} Ludwig, all of Chilton; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one son and one sister.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, with burial following at Hillside Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3 p.m. Sunday to 9 a.m. Monday at the north entrance of the Boston Funeral Home and after 9:30 a.m. Monday at the church.

A memorial has been established in her name.


Isadore Ruh - Stevens Point Journal - March 2, 1977
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Isadore Ruh, 89, formerly of 2008 Wyatt Ave., died Tuesday afternoon at St. Michael's Hospital, where he had been a patient for three weeks. He had been ill the past eight months.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Dzikoski Funeral Homem where friends may call after 6 p.m. today. The Rev. Melvin L. Dake, St. Paul Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Breed Cemetery, Chilton.

Mr. Ruh was born Sept. 25, 1887 in Chilton, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Christian Ruh. He married Cecelia Hemauer on February 2, 1910, in Chilton.

The couple lived in Chilton until 1921, When they moved to Milladore and farmed. He also was a cattle buyer and was town chairman of Milladore for eight years.

In 1947, they moved to Stevens Point, and he operated a tavern in Butternut from 1954 until his retirement in 1958. Mrs. Ruh died on June 15, 1968. He entered River Pines Community Health Center in July 1976.

Surviving are one son, Elmer, Tigerton; one brother, Ervin, Chula Vista, Calif.; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

One son, three brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.


Roger Ruh - Stevens Point Journal - April 7, 1965
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Ruh Funeral

The Rev. Melvin Dake, of St. Paul Lutheran Church officiated at the funeral services Tuesday afternoon at the Boston Funeral Home for Roger Ruh, 707 Wyatt Ave., who died Saturday morning.

Mrs. Geneva Wunderlich sang "Rock of Ages" and "Come Ye Disconsolate." She was accompanied by Mrs. Robert Schultz on the organ.

Burial will take place later.

Relatives and friends attended the services from Tigerton, Wisconsin Rapids, New Holstein, Chilton, Milladore, the Stevens Point area, Granton, Chili, Marshfield, Madison and Stockbridge.


Walter Ruh - Stevens Point Journal - June 18, 1974
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Walter Ruh, 80, Route 1, Chilton, died Monday morning at his home in Chilton. He was ill for several years.

Mr. Ruh was the brother of Isadore Ruh, 2008 Wyatt Ave.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Chilton. The Rev. Q. M. Moeschberger will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Chilton.

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

Mr. Ruh was born Nov. 1, 1893, near Kiel, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Chris Ruh. He married Cecelia Boll and was a farmer and cattle dealer near Chilton.

His wife and one daughter preceded him in death.

Besides his brother, Isadore, another brother, Ervin, of California, and one granddaughter survive.


August R. Ruppenthal - 1915 written on Obit
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After a long duration of poor health, which he dealt with patience and cheer, Mr. August R. Ruppenthal died last week at his home in Brillion at the age of 51 years. The deceased was born and raised in Kiel. In the year 1890 he married Hulda Langemack of Brillion, who survives him. The couple first lived in Cascade, but moved to Brillion in 1898, where Mr. Ruppenthal managed a hardware store from which he retired in 1911. Shortly thereafter he had a stroke, and has been an invalid ever since, even though he has had the best medical attention. He{sic} medical problems became worse in the last few years and death has come as a blessing. Besides his wife, he leaves behind, four sons, two brothers and four sisters, one of which is Mrs. F. Avery of Kiel. The funeral was on Saturday, at the Brillion Cemetery with Pastor Arpke officiating.


Ione C. Rausch - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - September 5, 2007
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Ione C. Rausch, age 80, of Chilton died Monday September 3, 2007 at her home in Chilton.

She was born March 26, 1927 in St. Nazianz, daughter of the late John & Julia {Escher} Baer.

Ione married Nortbert Rausch on June 11, 1946 at St. Gregory Catholic Church in St. Nazianz. They farmed together in the Town of Chilton until retiring in 1991. Norbert preceded her in death on October 5, 1991.

She was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, formerly St. Mary Parish, and TOPS. Ione enjoyed gardening, playing bingo, and gambling. She prayed the Rosary routinely.

{Names of Survivors have been omitted for privacy}. Ione is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was also preceded in death by 2 sons; Donald & Jerome {Butch} Rausch; and 2 brothers; Arthur & James Baer.

Funeral services will be at 11:30 AM on Thursday September 6, 2007 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Chilton. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home {411 W. Main St.} in Chilton from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Wednesday September 5, 2007 and on Thursday at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM when family prayers will be held.

A memorial fund has been established in the name of Ione C. Rausch.

Online Condolences, www.wietigfuneralhome.com.


Mrs. Joseph Rausch - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - December 17, 1951 - p. 10
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Mrs. Joseph Rausch, 64, of Chilton, died early Sunday morning at St. Agnes hospital, Fond du Lac.

Born March 17, 1887, in Jericho, she was married to Joseph Rausch on Nov. 24, 1908, at Holy Trinity church in Jericho. She made her home in Chilton since her marriage.

Survivors are: her husband; one son, Norbert, and a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Krueger, town of Chilton; two grandchildren; a brother, Charles, town of Brothertown; and three sisters, Mrs. Joseph Braun of St. John, Mrs. Henry Wollersheim of Charlesburg and Mrs. Anna Roegner of Berlin.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Erbe-Hoffmann Funeral home, Chilton, and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic church. The Rev. Joseph Bartelme, pastor, will officiate.

The body will lie in state at the funeral home after 7 o’clock this evening.

Members of St. Mary’s parish will hold a vigil at the funeral home at 8 o’clock tonight and Tuesday evening. The Rev. Benedict Marx, curate, will lead the rosary.

The Sheboygan Press – Friday, December 21, 1951 – P. 6

Funeral services for Mrs. Joseph Rausch, Chilton, were held at 9 a.m., Wednesday, at the Erbe-Hoffman Funeral home and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic church.

The Rev. Joseph Bartelme was celebrant of the requiem high mass and burial was made in St. Mary’s cemetery.

Pallbearers were Peter Braun, Ervin and Alfred Wollersheim, William, Ambrose, and Reno Wagner.


Clara Rach - June 17, 1953
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Mrs. Clara Rach Dies at Sheboygan Monday Afternoon

Mrs. Clara Rach, 78, died at St. Nicholas hospital Monday. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, with the Rev. F.X. Kheil in charge. Burial will be made in the St. Anna cemetery.

She was born at St. Anna, Dec. 30, 1875, the daughter of William and Catherine Brill. Her marriage to Nicholas Rach took place at St. Ann's Catholic Church Nov. 13, 1894. The couple operated a farm until their retirement. Rach preceded her in death on Feb. 13, 1941.

Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. John Hubing, and Mrs. Aloys Schueller, both of Dacada; Mrs. Edward Riesterer, Chicago; Mrs. Walter Caldwell, Memphis; Mrs. Oliver Vanborg, Wheaton; and Mrs. Reinthaler; and one son Hugo, at Kiel; 36 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and one brother Theodore Brill, Chilton. She was also preceded in death by two daughters, on son, four sisters and five brothers.

She was a member of the Christian Mother's Society of the Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Kiel.


Nicholas Rach - 1941
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Nicholas Rach, aged 71, passed away at the St. Nicholas hospital in Sheboygan on Sunday at 5:15 p.m. following a brief illness. The deceased was born December 28, 1869, in the town of New Holstein near St. Anna, a son of Nicholas and Elizabeth Rach, and was married to Clara Brill of New Holstein on November 13, 1894. After their marriage, they resided on a farm in St. Anna, before moving to their present home, where they have lived for the past 26 years.

Survivors include his wife, eight children, Mrs. John B. Hubing, and Mrs. Aloys Schueller of Belgium, Mrs. E. N. Reisterer and Miss Lorraine of Chicago, Hugo of this city, Mrs. W.E. Caldwell of Alexandria, Louisiana, Mrs. Oliver Vandbork of Wheaton, Illinois, and Mrs. George Reithaler of Sheboygan. Other survivors are 31 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; a brother, John, of here.

He was a member of the Holy Name Society of the Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic church.

Funeral services were conducted this Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home and at 9:30 o'clock at the Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic church with the Rev. J.J. Kadepsky officiating. Interment was made in {The rest of this obit was not sent}


Walter H. Rathke - Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - September 8, 1998
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Walter H. Rathke, age 76, of 2404 Van Buren Street in New Holstein passed away Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998 at Sunny Ridge nursing home where he resided for the past three days.

He was born May 10, 1922 in Plymouth, the son of the late Gustav and Mathilda Werth Rathke.

On Aug. 28, 1948 he married Romilda Kohlmann in Plymouth.

Walter graduated from Plymouth High School in 1940. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942-46 in the European and Pacific Theaters of operation with the 1073rd Engineer Port Repair Ship aboard the Army Salvage Ship AK81.

He retired in 1985 from Tecumseh Engine Products of New Holstein where he worked for 29 years. He was a retired member of the I.A.M. AW Lodge 1259 and he was also a member and charter member of the Plymouth VFW Post 5612.

He is survived by a daughter, Kathi L. {Randy} Anderson of New Holstein; one son, John L. {Diane K.} Rathke, of Oshkosh; three grandchildren, Erin, Philip and Christopher; one great-granddaughter, Savannah; and two sisters, Bertha Raasch of Sheboygan and Florence Behrendt of Plymouth.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Romilda, in 1980, three brothers, Ervin, William and Alfred, and one sister, Margaret.

Friends may call on Wednesday Sept. 9, 1998 from 4 p.m. until the time of the services at the Sippel Funeral Home in New Holstein. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, the Rev. Joseph Coerber officiating. Burial will be in the Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery in New Holstein.


Romilda Rathke - Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - November 11, 1980
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A funeral Mass for Mrs. Walter {Romilda} Rathke, 55, of 2404 Van Buren St., New Holstein, who died Friday evening, was celebrated this morning at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, New Holstein.

The Rev. Ralph Hermsen, pastor, was celebrant. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Mrs. Rathke died shortly after admittance Friday to Calumet Memorial Hospital, Chilton.

The former Romilda Kohlmann was born Nov. 14, 1924, in the Town of Forest {Fond du Lac County}, a daughter of the late Leo and Sylvia Sippel Kohlmann. She attended school in St. Cloud.

She was an employee of Lauson Engine, Division of Tecumseh Products, for 16 years, until retiring, due to ill health, two years ago.

Mrs. Rathke was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, New Holstein, and its Christian Mothers Society.

Survivors are her husband; a son, Sgt. John Rathke, of Bitburg, Germany; a daughter, Mrs. Randall {Kathy} Anderson, of Sheboygan; two grandchildren; and five brothers, Stanley Kohlmann, of Brookfield, Al Kohlmann, of Plymouth, David Kohlmann, of Fond du Lac, Lawrence Kohlmann, of Glenbeulah, and Herman Kohlmann, of Mayville.

The Erbe-Evjen Funeral Home, New Holstein, was in charge of arrangements.


Richard W. Reese - Sheboygan Press - Monday - July 20, 1992 - p. 11 - c. 4
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Richard W. Reese, 77, of 2100 Plymouth Street, New Holstein, died Saturday, July 18, 1992, at the Calumet Medical Center in Chilton.

He was born September 12, 1914, in the Town of Rantoul, Calumet County, a son of the late William and Elizabeth {Koepp} Reese. He attended Hawthorne Grade School, Town of Rantoul and worked for Tri County Ready Mix, all of his life.

On November 23, 1927, he married Josephine Kohlmann in New Holstein.

Survivors include his wife; four sons; two daughters {names omitted for privacy}; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four brothers, Fred {Lorraine}, of Brillion; Martin {Flora} and Ervin {Lucille} both of Kiel; Robert {Marianne}, of New Holstein; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Toebe, of Green Bay; Mrs. Betty {Thomas} Sabatino, of Stanton Island, N.Y. He was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson, Steve; one grandson-in-law, Harry, and one brother, William.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, at 8 p.m., from the Erbe- Evjen Funeral Home, New Holstein. The Rev. William Eberhardy officiating, burial in Holy Rosary Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m., on Tuesday, until the time of services at the funeral home.


Anna M. Ritzke - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - July 14, 1972 - P. 8
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Mrs. Anna Ritzke, 82, formerly of the Jericho {Calumet County} area, widow of August, died today at Calumet Memorial Hospital. She had been living at the Toth Nursing Home in Chilton.

Born in the Town of Brothertown on Sept. 14, 1889, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth Kuehnl Rott.

She was married to Mr. Ritzke on Jan. 20, 1910 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Jericho. He died Dec. 7, 1930.

Mrs. Ritzke was a member of the Holy Trinity Parish and its Christian Mothers Society.

Survivors are six daughters, Mrs. Alvin {Margaret} Lisowe, Mrs. Ray {Mildred} Schulz, Mrs. Herbert {Theresa} Schneider, Mrs. Edgar {Betty} Mueller, all of Chilton, Sister Marie Ritzke, Delavan, and Mrs. Norman {Edwina} Salm, Kiel; 28 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; six sisters, Mrs. Math Friederichs, Eden Valley, Minn., Mrs. Math Burg, also of Minnesota, Mrs. Jacob Friederichs, Calumet Homestead Nursing Home in New Holstein, Mrs. Albert Krupp, St. Anna, Mrs. Wenzel Wenig, Chilton, and Mrs. Frank Nellessen, Fond du Lac.

Two sons preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home in Chilton and at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, Jericho, with the Rev. Ronald Reimer, pastor, celebrant of Mass. Burial will be at the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Sunday. A parish vigil will be held there at 8 p.m.


August J. Ritzke - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - December 9, 1930 - P. 2
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Chilton Resident Dies at Hospital

Chilton - {Special} - August Ritzke, 45, a farmer residing at the town of Brothertown, died Sunday {? - partially cut off} at St. Agnes hospital, Fond du Lac, following an operation. He is survived by his widow and six children. Services will be held at the Holy Trinity church at Jericho Wednesday morning.


Arno Riedel - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - January 13, 1972 - p. 14
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Arno Riedel, 77, of Potter, died at Calumet Memorial Hospital, Chilton, Wednesday evening after a lingering illness. He had been a patient since Sunday. Mr. Riedel had been a resident at Toth Nursing Home at Chilton the past two years.

He was born Aug. 11, 1894, at Hilbert, son of the late William and Sophia Voight Riedel.

He married Huldina Lerche at Trinity Lutheran Church, Rantoul. She died nine years ago.

Mr. Riedel was a tinsmith at Potter for many years. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of Bloedorn-Becker American Legion Post 126, Brillion.

Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Hulda Vollmer, Hilbert, and a brother, Gerhardt of Colby.

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

Friends may call at the Kapitzke Funeral Home, Hilbert, after 3 p.m. Friday, until 11 a.m. Saturday, and at the church until time of services.


Carl F. Reimer - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - August 10, 1948 - p. 12
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Carl F. Reimer, 72, a life-long resident of Calumet county, died Monday evening at his home in Brillion after suffering a heart attack.

Born Aug. 30, 1875, in the town of Rantoul, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Reimer. Prior to moving to Brillion 21 years ago, he had been engaged in farming all his life.

He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran church at Brillion.

Survivors include six brothers, Carl, William, Randolph and Gustave, Town Rantoul, and Fred, Brillion, and Albert, Sheboygan, and four sisters, Mrs. Carl Hillmann, Brillion, Mrs. Martin Schwalenberg, Potter, Wis., Mrs. Otto Duckow, Fond du Lac, and Mrs. Julius Schwalenberg, Milwaukee.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Luecker Funeral home, Brillion, and at 2 p.m. at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran church. The Rev. V. J. Siegler, pastor, will officiate, and interment will be made in Lutheran cemetery.


Adeline Endries-Reddin - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - February 19, 1942 - p.8
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Miss Reddin Dies Wednesday After Lingering Illness

Chilton - {Special} - Miss Adeline Endries Reddin, 23, died Wednesday after an illness of five and one-half months.

She was born in town Eaton, Manitowoc county, on Nov. 16, 1918, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Reddin. Her mother died on Feb. 1, 1919. Since that time she had been living with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Endries, city.

Miss Reddin graduated from St. Mary's Catholic school in 1934, and Chilton High school in 1938. Survivors are her father and her grandparents. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9:30 o'clock at the Pfeffer Funeral home and at 10 o'clock at St. Mary's church, the Rev. Joseph Esdepsky officiating with burial in St. Mary's cemetery. The body can be viewed at the funeral home.


Roeh, Laura B. - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - January 18, 1967 - p.16
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Mrs. Laura B. Roeh, 69{?}, of 2413 State St., New Holstein, died Tuesday at Calumet Memorial Hospital, Chilton, after a two week illness.

Born Jan. 23, 1897, in New Holstein, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bins. On May 7, 1919 she was married to Harry Roeh at New Holstein. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Roeh was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, New Holstein.

Survivors include one son, Harold, Kiel; one daughter, Mrs. Martin {Mable} Philippi, New Holstein; seven grandchildren; one brother, William, Milwaukee; and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Kornack, Portage, and Mrs. Alma Jess.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Erbe-Evjen Funeral Home, New Holstein, with the Rev. Charles A. Koch, pastor of St. John's UCC, officiating. Burial will be in the New Holstein City Cemetery.

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


Roethel, Harry - Manitowoc Herald Times - Manitowoc, Wis. - May 28, 1970
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Harry Roethel, 67, of Rt. 1, Cleveland, retired Town of Meeme farmer, died Wednesday afternoon at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be at 8 p.m. Friday at Meiselwitz Funeral Home, Kiel.

The Rev. William N. Bender will officiate and commital service will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John Cemetery, at Schwartzwald, in the Town of Herman, Sheboygan County.

Mr. Roethel was born Oct. 12, 1902, in Town of Meeme, son of the late Frederick and Anna Schreiber Roethel. He had been employed at August Ehnert and Sons, Kiel. After the death of his father in may, 1943, he operated the home farm, retiring 10 years ago. He was a member of the St. John United Church of Christ.

Survivors include two brothers, Arthur of rural Elkhart Lake and Herbert of Kiel; and four sisters, Mrs. Anna Pfefferkorn of rural Manitowoc, Miss Emma of rural Cleveland, Mrs. Gilbert Henschel of Kiel and Mrs. Harold Reineck of Sheboygan. A sister and a brother preceded him in death.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday until the time of services.


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