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Roy A. Schmitz - Sheboygan Press - December 31, 1984
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Roy A. Schmitz, 75, formerly of New Holstein, a resident of St Mazianz for the past two years, died Saturday at Calumet Memorial Hospital in Chilton.

He was born in Mt. Calvary Sept. 22, 1909, a son of Herman and Elizabeth Gundert Schmitz. He attended schools in Mt. Calvary.

He was married to Loretta Bergs Sept. 14, 1931. Mrs. Schmitz died Oct. 20, 1963.

Mr. Schmitz farmed in the Mt. Calvary area until 1955, when he was employed by Tecumseh Products of New Holstein. He retired in 1973.

He was a member of St. Gregory Catholic Church in St. Nazianz and belonged to the Holy Name Society of Holy Cross Church at Mt. Calvary.

Surviving are three sons, Marvin of Appleton, Kenneth of St. Nazianz and Vernon of New Berlin; four daughters Geneva and Ruth Schmitz, both of New Holstein; Diane Schmitz of Madison, and Mrs. Barry {Mary} Keippel of Plymouth; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four brothers, Alex and Bernard Schmitz of rural Malone, Robert of Mt. Calvary, and William of rural Fond du Lac. A daughter preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Mt. Calvary. Family rites will precede at 9:45 a.m. at the Erbe-Evjen Funeral Home in New Holstein. The Rev. Roger Zach, pastor of Holy Cross Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Holy cross Cemetery in Mt. Calvary.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday. A Rosary will be recited there at 7:15 p.m. and a service of the wake is set for 8 p.m.


Frederick Sternhagen - The Chilton Times - Saturday, October 10, 1914
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Relentless Death
{The headline included obits about: Justin Harper of Menasha; Nicholas Heil; Mrs. Raymond Egerer; and, Frederick Sternhagen of Harrison Township.}
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Harrison Pioneer is Dead.

Mrs. Andrew Wolf received a message on Saturday informing her of the death of her father, Frederick Sternhagen, which occurred on Friday evening, October 2nd, at the home of his son, Ernst Sternhagen, of High Cliff, after a lingering illness from dropsy.

Frederick Sternhagen as born in Mecklenburg, Germany in 1823 and was married in his native land to Mary Visehoff in 1845 . They emigrated to this country in 1854 , coming direct to Rosendale, Fond du Lac County, where they resided until 1868, when they purchased a tract of woodland on the banks of Lake Winnebago at High Cliff and moved onto the same.

The story of the lie of the deceased is a repetition of that of early pioneers of this section and his labor and thrift is shown by the beautiful farm home into which he converted the tract of wilderness bought in 1868. He continued operating the farm until old age and its attendant infirmities compelled him to retire, when he turned the homestead over to his son, Ernst, with whom he lived until his death. His wife, his companion and able assistant, died in May 1913, since which time he has failed in health and strength, awaiting the hour of his release.

Frederick Sternhagen was well known throughout the county and in his younger days was very active in the affairs of the community in which he lived, being one of the prominent farmers of that section. He was known far and wide for his hospitality, his home being the gathering place for friends both young and old and his integrity and honesty won the esteem of all who knew him. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Jacob {Wilhelmina} Dix of Neenah, Mrs. A. {Caroline} Wolf of this city, Mrs. Louis {Mary Olga} Anklam of Menasha, and two sons, Frederick Sternhagen of Grosbill, Mont., and Ernst of High Cliff. He also leaves twenty-eight grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held Monday morning from Trinity Lutheran Church, Menasha, with internment in the family lot beside his wife in Oak Hill cemetery, Neenah.

Mrs. Andrew Wolf of this city, Will Wolf of Chilton town, and George Wolf of Hilbert attended the funeral.

1. Born August 29, 1824 in Sadelkow, Mecklenburg-Strelitz {MEC}.
2. Married October 20, 1848 in Neverin, MEC to Maria Christina Dorothea Weishoff.
3. Arrived in New York, NY on May 11, 1855 from Hamburg.


Benjamin J. Sweet - Wisconsin State Journal - Jan. 3, 1874
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Gen. Benjamin J. Sweet


Another prominent and well known former citizen of Wis. has been called to his rest. Gen. Benjamin J. Sweet, died in Washington on the first of January. Here too is a case of a man in robust health being taken suddenly from us. Only about two weeks ago, Mr. Sweet was in Chicago in the charge of his official duties as deputy Commissioner of internal Revenue, and is represented as being "in the very highest of spirits and apparently in the glow of robust health." On returning to Washington, he contracted a cold which settled on the lungs and despite the efforts of the best medical attendance, resulted in death.

Gen. Sweet was a native of New York, born in 1832. He was educated as a lawyer, and at an early age removed to this State, and settled in Calumet county, and entered upon the practice of his profession. In the fall of 1860 he was elected to the Senate and served in that body with marked ability. He was popular socially, strong intellectually and a successful legislator. In May 1861 he was appointed Major of the 6th Wisconsin. He was afterwards appointed Colonel of the 21st Regiment, in which capacity he served with signal bravery and honor. At the battle of Perryville in 1862 while at the head of his regiment, he received a wound which deprived him forever afterwards of the use of his left arm. He was at once breveted a Brigadier General for gallant conduct and in this capacity took command of Camp Douglas in Chicago where thousands of Confederate troops were confined. It was during his command of this camp that the memorable conspiracy was formed among the prisoners to effect their escape and which was discovered and frustrated by him. For this action he received the thanks of the War Department .

Since the close of the war, General Sweet held the position of Pension Agent in Chicago till 1871 when he was appointed a Supervisor of Internal Revenue for the State of Illinois, then an Inspector for the Revenue Department at Washington and finally First Deputy Commissioner, a position held at the time of his death. In all positions General Sweet has been found an able, industrious and efficient public officer. He was clear-headed, honest and prompt in all his work. He over won the confidence and respect of all with whom he has labored and few men had a larger circle of warm friends than had General Benjamin J. Sweet. In life one of his best friends was the late Benjamin F. Hopkins who proceeded him in crossing the line into the unknown future precisely four years each breathing his last on New Years Day. The remains of Gen. Sweet have been sent West for burial and are expected to arrive at Chicago on Sunday morning where they will be received and tenderly cared for by his stricken family, relatives and friends. The Commissioner of Internal Revenue has issued an order announcing the death of Deputy Commissioner Sweet, and suggesting as a proper and befitting testimonial of respect to the memory of the deceased, that William A. Avery, Chief Clerk, and J. B Taylor, head of the division in the Bureau, shall accompany the body from Washington to its final resting place, with the assent of the Secretary of the Treasury.

It is directed that the transaction of official business in the Internal Revenue office shall be suspended on the day on which the funeral takes place.


Viola C. Schoenung- Sheboygan Press June 10, 1991
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Viola C. Schoenung, 84, of the Chilton Village Nursing Home, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 1991, at the nursing home.

She was born on February 6, 1907, in the town of Chilton, daughter of the late Jacob and Elizabeth {Hein} Schoenung. She was a long time employee at the Chilton Aluminum Company until retiring in 1981.

She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Chilton.

Survivors include one sister, Genevieve Schoenung, of Fond du Lac; one brother, Leo Schoenung, of De Pere; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.

Funeral Mass will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 1991m at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton, with the Rev. Loren Nys SDS officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday until the time of service. The Wieting Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Mrs. Catherine Schwobe - Chilton Times November 21, 1968
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Mrs. Catherine Schwobe, 68 of R 1 Hilbert, died Friday night November 16. A resident of Calumet county her entire life, the former Catherine Schnur was born July 26, 1900, and was married to Joseph Schwobe in 1916. She was engaged in farming most of her life and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Stockbridge.

Survivors include a son, Elmer Schwobe of Hilbert: a daughter, Mrs. Arnold {Lydia} Wisherchen of St. Anna: a grandson and one brother, Michael Schnur of Manitowoc.

Funeral services were held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Church, Stockbridge, with the Rev. William Willinger as celebrant of the requiem Mass. Burial was in the parish cemetery with the Fargo Funeral Home in charge.


Rose Ida Stern- Sheboygan Press Jan. 27, 1986
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Mrs. Raymond Stern, 80, of 229 Apollo Court, Brillion, died Saturday at Chilton Village Nursing Home, following a lengthy illness.

The former Tose Ida Nickisch, she was born Nov. 11, 1905, in Sheboygan, daughter of Frank and Emilie Bratz Nickisch.

She married Raymond Stern on Aug. 16, 1941, in Greenleaf.

Mrs. Stern had been employed at Larson Canning Co. in Brillion for a time and had worked for Chilton Metal Products for 12 years.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Brillion, and it Ladies Aid.

Mrs. Stern is survived by her husband; two sons, Eugene Mortek of Mesa, Ariz., and Leroy Mortek of South Beloit, Ill.; five grandchildren; and one brother, Arnold Mickisch of Manitowoc.

Two sisters and a brother preceded her in death.

The funeral will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brillion. The Rev. Terry Deters, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Manitowoc.

Friends may call at Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion on Tuesday after 4 p.m. and until 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, and at the church from 11 a.m. until the hour of service.


Jacob Schaefer - May 7, 1904
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Jacob Schaefer, A Prominent Farmer, Suffering From A Deranged Mind, Hangs


Himself In His Barn - The people residing in the vicinity of Forest Junction and Dundas were shocked on Wednesday noon last to learn that Jacob Schaefer who resides in the town of Woodville, three miles west of Forest Junction, had taken his own life by hanging himself in his barn. The body of the unfortunate man was found by his mother who had occasion to visit the barn and she notified other members of the family.

An inquest was held by nothing was brought out to show cause for the rash act. Mr. Schaefer left the house about 11 o'clock in the forenoon for the field and shortly after returned tot he barn where the act was committed. Several years ago he moved to Oklahoma and while there his mind became deranged and he was committed to an asylum. He recovered his health and about a year ago returned to the town of Woodville, and returned to the town of Woodville, and up to the time of his death showed no signs of insanity. During the week before his death he worked quite hard on the farm and it is thought that the sun affected his brain. He was about 30 years of age. He leaves a heartbroken widow, three children, parent, three brothers and three sisters. The funeral took place on Friday forenoon from the Lutheran church in Woodville. He was a man well thought of in the community and his death is a sad blow to the relatives.


Frederick Schroeder - May 17, 1873
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Suicide - On Monday night last, the 12th inst., a shoemaker named Frederick Schroeder, aged about 65 years, committed suicide at Stockbridge Corners, by hanging himself in the school house privy. For some time he has been considered partially deranged, and has been wandering to and fro. He was last seem alive by Dr. Merrill, walking towards the school house, and was discovered next morning by Mr. Lindauer's girl. Age 7 or 8 years, suspended with a leather strap around his neck. Judging from appearances he stood on a six inch box, when he attached the fatal noose, and kicked it away before launching himself into eternity. He was a native of Heide, Norden Ditmarschen, Duchy of Holstein, Germany.


Herman Schneider - February 22, 1873
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In this village, on Tuesday the 18th inst., Herman son of Reinbold and Frances Schneider, aged 9 years and 17 days.


Joseph Oscar Schneider - February 22, 1873
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At the same place, on the 21st inst., Joseph Oscar, son of the afflicted parents above referred to, aged 2 years and 8 months.

We cannot find words to express the heartfelt sympathy of the community for the sorely stricken parents. Their grief at present is too sacred and solemn to refer to.


Helena Schneider - February 22, 1873
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Just as we go to press information has reached us that the grim monster-Death-again invaded Mr. Schneiders residence and snatched away another household pet named Helena this A. M. aged nearly six years. Such afflictions are rare and very hard to bear. Only to think of it-three beloved children in one family taken away by the "Relentless Hand" inside of five days. The disease was Scarlitina, of a malignant nature. Such a distressing bereavement it has never been our lot to record in this community.


Maria D. Sprague - Chilton Times Saturday, January 19, 1901
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Mrs. H. R. Sprague

Died in Gravesville, January 10th, 1901, Mrs. H. R. Sprague


Maria D. Root was born in Barkhampstead, Conn., Sept 8th, 1824, and moved with her parents to Painesville, Ohio, where she was married to H. R. Spragne, May 2nd 1849. They came to Wisconsin in 1855 and settled in Charlestown, Calumet county, where they have since resided. Four children were born to them, two of whom died in childhood. She is survived by an aged husband and two daughters-Mrs. W. D. Chesebro, with whom she resided; and Mrs F. A. Pease, of Wausau.

Mrs. Sprague was a faithful, loving wife and mother. Her good deeds were manifold and her charity toward suffering mankind was that of a true christian woman. The funeral was held on Sunday from the M. E. church, Rev. H. N. Stone of Stockbridge, officiating, and the remains were laid away in the Gravesville cemetery.


Anna S. Schillings - Chilton Times February 20, 1892
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At the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. Jos. Starr in Chilton town on Monday, Feb. 15, 1892 Mrs. Anna S. Schillings, age 69. The deceased was born in Prussia in 1823, and came to America in 1848. For a number of years past she has resided with her daughter, Mrs. Jos. Starr and has enjoyed the pleasure of having a large circle of friends who regret her departure. She leaves six children, all of whom are married, to mourn her death. The disease with which she died was dropsy. The funeral occurred from St. Mary's catholic church in this city on Wednesday.


Mrs. Joseph Sauter - Chilton Times January 23, 1892
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Menshas Press: Mrs. Jos. Sauter. Of the fourth ward, died Thursday morning Jan 14, of typhoid fever at the age of 36 years. She had been ill for three weeks, the last several days of which her condition had been critical. The death is a particularly sad one as it is the second one occuring in the family within a month. Six of the children were afflicted with the disease shortly before Christmas, one of them dying a day before, and it was then that the mother was stricken. Mrs. Sauter's demise will be mourned by many. She had resided in this city for a number of years, removing here from Harrison. She was a kind and devoted wife and a loving and tender mother, these qualities endearing her not alone to the family, but to all who know her. The funeral took place today {Saturday} from St. Mary's church and was a large one.


Grace Skeesic - January 9, 1892
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Mrs. Grace Skeesic died on Saturday night the 26th of December, in the village of Gravesville, at the age of nearly 85 years. She was born Feb. 2nd, 1806, in Oneida county, N. Y. and came to Brothertown, this county, about fifty years ago, where she resided until she removed to Gravesville in 1879. The deceased was a good christian and had many friends among both young and old. Her cheerful, happy disposition and kindness of heart endeared her to the village children, many of whom wept bitterly when they saw her still and cold in death. Only a week before her death she had walked several blocks to visit a neighbor. Her last illness was of short duration, a blessing for which she had often prayed. Many a tear was shed for poor "grandma Skeesic" and many will miss her visits to their home. All her children and grandchildren had passed to the unknown future, whose boundary line is death, her only relation left being Mrs. Charlotte Wilber, of Loyal, and her family. The funeral was held at the M. E. church on Tuesday and the remains were laid to rest in Gravesville cemetery. The Rev. Stillman preached an excellent sermon and a large number was in attendance. The choir selected sweet sad pieces.


Amelia Sloper {Mrs.} - March 5, 1892
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The Times received a letter this week, announcing the death of Mrs. Amelia Sloper, wife of Daniel Sloper, at her home in Waupun, the forepart of February.

The deceased was 58 years old. She was ill only one week, having taken a severe cold which terminated in pneumonia, from which she died. Mrs. Sloper was at one time a resident of this city, and with her husband, conducted the Chilton House back in the fifties. She was a daughter of the late Asaph Green and was known to many of the old pioneers of this county. She leaves her husband, one son, a daughter, a brother, F. F. Green, of Shawano, and other relatives to mourn her sudden and untimely death. The Times extends sympathy to the bereft relatives in their hour of grief.


Oscar Schlichting - July 30, 1892
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He Dropped Dead - Heart Trouble The Cause


At four o'clock Wednesday afternoon a message came over the wires from St. Paul to this city, which conveyed sad and sorrowing news tot he home of Maj. Reinhart Schlichting and wife. The message was brief, stating that their son Oscar had dropped dead that afternoon and that his earthly remains would be brought here Friday morning. No pen can describe the anguish and sorrow it cast over the loving parents of the young man, nor the feeling within them when they looked upon their boy, cold in clay, who but a short time ago was with them happy, joyful and full of life. Oscar was generally known and beloved for kind and affectionate manners, not only to his parents, but to all with whom he came in contact. He was never known to perform an unworthy action of failed in any instance to perform his duty to his father or mother, whom he idolized. Among those who have known him from childhood he was a favorite and was always beloved by his schoolmates for his unselfish devotion to the wants of all of them. This sudden death is hard to realize by those companions of his youth.

On the day of his death Oscar went to his work, happy and light hearted and had a pleasant word for all who visited the shop. He was waiting on a customer and carrying on a conversation when he suddenly fell backward and expired.

Oscar is the second son of Reinhart and Bertha Schlichting. He was born in Chilton, Oct. 19, 1867. He spent his boyhood days here and attended the public school until nearly 17, when he went at work to Sheboygan and remained their two years. He then went to northern Michigan and worked at his trade in the mining districts, going thence to Duluth, Minn, where here remained a few years. During his residence in Duluth he mad many warm personal friends by his honest, upright course and genial ways and was appointed to the position of meat inspector of that city. Several months ago he left Duluth and has since made St. Paul his home. The remains reached here this {Friday morning} in charge of the deceased's brother Herman and were met at the depot by relatives and a large concourse of mourning friends and conveyed to the home of Mr. Schliching. At three o'clock Friday afternoon the funeral occurred. The remains were taken to the Breed Cemetery for interment. Oscar is at rest and it is a peaceful one. The bereft relatives have the sympathy of all who know them.


Louisa Sell - April 23, 1892
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Lousia Sell, wife of Chas. J. Sell, and daughter of Geo. Thede, died Wednesday, April 13, in New Holstein, after an illness of only a few days.

Lousia Thede was born on August 10, 1870, and spent most of her time attending to duties at home, because he mother died when she was still young. On Nov. 4, 1887, she was married to Chas. J. Sell, a respected young farmer of New Holstein. A happier or more contented couple could seldom be found. They had all their simple hearts desired and their short matrimonial life was blessed with two strong and health boys. Their joy seemed complete, when but a few days before her death the mother gave birth to a little girl, but here it ended. It seems to be the fate of so many that when joy and happiness has reached their height, and when on thinks least of life's reverses, a check will come; yes, a check that almost makes on doubt in a great omnipotent guide. How can one help but think that we are only creatures at the sport of late when we contemplate such misfortune. The young mother so full of life, compassion and love, was snatched away from her loved ones. Life it seems hangs by a silver thread; the thread breaks and then sleep, endless, dreamless sleep. And the sorrow of the bereaved husband did not end here. The little Elsie, the mother's heart desire, seemed to feel alone in this cold world without her. She also died and was laid to rest in her mothers arms. The work of fate is done. In a home that only a week before was filled with life, joy and happiness, there now is death, tears and sorrow. Is there any consolation for this young husband? Yes. Although his dear wife has bidden her last farewell, there are yet two charming boys, his sons Hug and Allen, to cheer him in the hour of sadness.

The funeral was one of the largest ever seen in New Holstein. The funeral offerings were profuse. Large bouquets of lillies and roses, wreaths and stands of elegant cut flowers decked the casket to overflowing. The services at the grave, where Supt. H. Severin made an appropriate address, were brief, but lacked nothing in completeness.


Anna M. Schroven - Chilton Times December 12, 1963
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Mrs. Anna M. Schroven, 74, of Stockbridge, died 10:30 p.m. Saturday at her home after a lengthily illness.

A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hemauer, she was born April 2, 1899, in the town of Stockbridge and lived in the area her entire life.

Survivors are two sons, John of rural Chilton, Norbert, of Stockbridge; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, George Hemauer, of Stockbridge, Frank of Tornahawk, Herman of rural Hilbert. Her husband, Joseph, died in 1957.

Ms. Schroven was a member of the Christian Mothers Society of St. Mary's Catholic Church at Stockbridge.

Funeral services were held at St. Marys Church at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. William Willinger, pastor, was celebrant of the requiem Mass and burial was in the parish cemetery.


Joseph Schroven - Chilton Times October 10, 1957
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Joseph Schroven, 74, passed away Saturday at 11:30 p.m. at his home in Stockbridge. He had been ill about a year. He was born January 25, 1883 in Stockbridge where he spent his entire life. He married Anna Hemauer, Nov. 13, 1906. The lived for a number of years on a farm on the Old Road, now occupied by his son John.

For the past 25 years he was in the tavern business, for several years in the village, and for the past few years near Lake Winnebago at Quinney. Survivors are his wife, two sons, John and Norbert, both of Stockbridge; three grandchildren, Mrs. Thos Kennedy, Madison: Carol and Kay Schroven, Stockbridge; two sisters Mrs. William Hemauer and Mrs. Anna Schoen, both of Stockbridge.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Stockbridge. The Rev. Wm. Willinger officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.


Simon Schroven - Chilton Times November 14, 1968
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Funeral Services for Simon Schroven, 77, of R. 2, Hilbert, who died Saturday, November 9, at Calumet Memorial Hospital, following a brief illness, were held Tuesday with the Fargo Funeral Home in charge. The Rev. William Willinger, pastor, was celebrant of the 9:30 Mass at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Stockbridge. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Born July 21, 1891, in the Town of Stockbridge, Mr. Schroven was a son of the late John and Catherine Ludoff Schroven, and on Nov. 16, 1915, he married the former Elsie Sohrweide.

The couple farmed their entire married life. His wife died in 1962.

Survivors include two sons, Clarence {Jake} of R. 3, Chilton, and Charles {Mike} of Valley Springs California; two grandchildren, and two sisters Mrs. Louis Nennig and Mrs. Harry Bowe, both of Chilton. One daughter preceded him in death.


Elsie Schroven - Chilton Times April 26, 1962
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Mrs. Simon {Elsie} Schroven passed away unexpectedly Thursday evening at 7:40 following a heart ailment. She had undergone surgery the previous day for hernia and was apparently recovering.

She was born Jan. 5, 1891 at Reedsville, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Sohrweide and was married to Simeon Schroven, Nov. 16, 1915, at St. Mary's Church Stockbridge.

She spent her entire married life on a farm one half mile noth of Stockbridge.

Survivors include her huscand, two sons, Clarence {Jake} of Stockbridge and Carl {Mike} of Calley Springs Calif. and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday at 10:00 a.m. at St, Mary's Church, Stockbridge, with the Rev. Willinger officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery with the Schinderle Funeral Home in charge.


Catharine A. Stanton - January 2, 1864
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Died- in Chilton, on Friday Dec 11th 1863, Catharine A. Stanton, aged 18 years and 7 months, daughter of Moses and Catherine Stanton, and grand-daughter of Tobis S. Rosa-the last distinguished chief of the Narraganseit tribe of Indians, in Rhode Island.

Miss Stanton was an amiable and accomplished young woman. She was a good English scholar, spoke the German language fluently, and knew considerable French. Her mother intended to send her to the Catholic Young Ladies Academy, Milwaukee, to finish her education, when Death suddenly snatched her away. She was instructed in the truths of the Catholic religion, and received into the bosom of the Catholic Church a few months ago, by Rev. H. McMahon, Pastor of the Church of St. Augustine, Chilton, and had the consolation of being fortified by the sacraments of the same church in her last moments. She was interred in the Catholic Cemetery on Sunday Dec. 13th. Requiescal in pace, --Com.

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The undersigned tenders her thanks and gratitude to the people in general for their sympathy. Also to those for their labors of kindness and sympathy during the sickness, death and burial of her daughter. Such marks of respect and kindness has endeared them in her memory though the remainder of life.

Dec. 29th 1863

Mrs. Catharine Stanton



John Schultz - March 14, 1868
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Killed By A Tree - John Schultz, of Harrison, was killed on Saturday last by a limb of a tree which he had just chopped and which had lodged against another tree. He leaves a wife and three or four children. This is the second fatal accident, of this same nature, that has occurred in Harrison this winter.


George Smith - Manitowoc Pilot - November 9, 1867
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Shocking Death - On Tuesday night, Mr. George Smith, of Clarks Mills, while in a state of excitement, and having a gun in hands, struck the floor with the stock of the latter so violently that the gun was discharged, the contents of the barrel entering his abdomen. He lived about two hours. He served faithfully in the army during the rebellion.


Michael Schneider - October 21, 1905
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On Monday, Oct. 16, 1905, Michael Schneider passed away at his home in Kloten, town of Stockbridge at the age of 61, 1 month and 28 days.

The Deceased was born in St, John, Fond du Lac county, Aug. 18, 1844 and resided there until 1870 when he moved to the town of Stockbridge and settled on a farm adjacent to the farm on which he resided when he died. In 1869 he was married to Elizabeth Ziegelbauer who died in 1872. He was remarried in 1875 to Helena Francis Schwobe. For the past eight years he had been an invalid but was able to be about his home and attended to business. Some two weeks ago he had an attack of cardiac paralysis and gradually grew worse until death came. Mr. Schneider was respected by his neighbors and friends and the news of his death was greatly regretted. He leaves a widow and nine children, two brothers and two sisters. He also leaves two step-brothers and two-step sisters. The funeral took place Thursday from St. Elizabeth's church at Kloten, of which he was a devout member.


Agnes Schoenborn - July 1, 1899
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At the home of her son Math. Schoenborn, in Marytown, Fond du Lac county, on Monday, June 26th, Mrs. John A. Schoenborn, aged 86 years.

Mrs. Agnes Schoenborn nee Williams, was born at Treier, Germany, in the year 1813. In 1838 she was married to John Adam Schoenborn and in 1853, in company with her husband, she left her native country and came to the United States, locating in the woods at Marytown, where she resided in peace and happiness until her death. On the 15th of February, 1888, she celebrated her golden wedding. Preparations were being made to her celebrate sixtieth anniversary on the 15th of May last, but owing to her illness, it was postponed. Some weeks ago she complained of severe pains and upon consulting a physician it was learned that she had cancer of the stomach. She bore her suffering with fortitude and patience until the last. She was a loving mother a devoted wife and a true friend and neighbor. She leaves an aged husband, on daughter Mrs. A. M. Weier, of Chicago, two sons Matt. and Nick, both of Marytown, thirty-nine grandchildren and fifteen great grand children to mourn her death. The funeral took place from St. Mary's Catholic church, of Marytown, on Thursday and was largely attended by friends and neighbors.


Frederick Schwalbe - October 28, 1905
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At his home in the town of Eaton, Manitowoc county, on Monday night Oct. 23, Frederick Schwalbe, aged 60 years, 1 month and 15 days.

The deceased was born in Germany Sept. 8, 1845. He came to America with his parents who located in the town of Eaton. Mr. Schwalbe was a prominent man in his community and for a number of years represented his town on the county board. He took an active part in politics and was nominated by his party at one time for state senator. Some six years ago he received an appointment to a government position in the pension department at Washington and served about four years.

During his residence in Washington he was taken ill and was obliged to return home. His illness terminated in dropsy which caused his death. He was a man whom those who knew him liked and respected. Genial and companionable, he made friends everywhere.

He leaves a widow, one son and four daughters to mourn his death, also two brothers and two sisters. The funeral took place Thursday at one o'clock.


Johanna Schubert - December 19, 1903
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On Saturday last Mrs. Johanna Schubert, mother of Paul and Fred Schubert, the well known photographers of this city and Kiel, died at St. Nicholas Hospital at Sheboygan at the age of 78 years, 11 months and 11 days. The deceased was born in Germany and came to America in 1860 locating at Sheboygan. The same years she moved to Kiel, where she remained until 1878, when her husband died. She returned to Sheboygan, remaining there until 1884, when she again took up residence at Kiel. In 1900 she returned to Sheboygan. The funeral took place on Monday, the remains were brought to Kiel, for interment. Six sons and one daughter survive her.


Nic Schoenborn - December 26, 1903
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A telephone message reached this city Sunday, announcing that Nic. Schoenborn of Lena, Oconto county, was at the point of death, the result of the accidental discharge of a gun while out hunting. The young man was 28 years old and married. No particulars of the accident could be learned. The unfortunate man is a son of Math Schoenborn of Marytown, and is know to many of The Times readers. On Tuesday evening a telephone message was received in this city, saying that Mr. Schoenborn died at St. Vincent's hospital, Green Bay, at four o'clock that day. The remains were taken to Marytown, his old home for interment. The funeral will take place Saturday forenoon at 10 o'clock.

The Green Bay Advocate in speaking of the accident says: Nick Schoenborn of Lena, Wis., was brought to this city Sunday evening suffering from a gunshot wound in the side. He was taken to St. Vincent's Hospital. As yet the physicians have been unable to remove the shot and little can be said at this time as to his chances of life. Just how the accident happened is not known, and the patient is too weak to tell. He was hunting near Lena on Sunday and in some manner his gun was accidentally discharged and he received the full force of the load in his right side. He was taken to Lena and put on board the train that reaches here at 12:00. He was accompanied by Dr. Grant of Lena, Minahan was called for consultation and the injured man is now under the care of the latter, Little could be done, on account of his weak condition, and his wounds were only dressed and he was made as comfortable as possible.


Catherine Stanton - February 20, 1904
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Chilton's First Settler Dies On Monday At The Remarkable Age Of Ninety-Three Years
Funeral On Friday


By the death of Catherine Stanton which occurred at her home in this city on Monday night, February 15th, 1904, Chilton loses its oldest inhabitant, a most unique character and one of royal lineage. She was a full blood Indian woman, over 93 years of age and her history is intensely interesting, in as much as it is in absolute contrast to stories of Indian life usually found in print. Her people, in her youthful days, had already felt the touch of civilization. Missionaries had come among them and churches, singing schools, prayer meetings and social functions of various kinds were common. The day of the wild untaught, savage had ancient customs were still extant the native language and dress had practically disappeared.

Catherine Ross was born in New York state, Dec. 3rd, 1810. She was a direct descendant of the great Indian sachem, King Philip, of colonial fame, and because of her royal ancestry was accorded privileges and advantages in the Indian school in which she was educated, not shown to others of her race. After leaving school she entered the service of a daughter of Senator Dickson as housekeeper, in which capacity she remained until her employer left for Europe when she returned to her home among the Indians. She was married at Charlestown, R. I., June 9th 1844, to Moses Stanton and the same year they came to Wisconsin locating in the wilderness and starting a settlement which eventually grew into the thriving city of Chilton. They cleared a spot on the bank of the Manitowoc river and built a log cabin, on the present site of Groetzinger' granite works. In the spring, Mr. Stanton, with the help of men brought from Brothertown, erected a saw mill and later a grist mill, the latter an indifferent affair which, however, enabled them to supply flour for themselves and the settlers that came the next few years.

For some time their log cabin was the only dwelling between Manitowoc and Brothertown. They kept open house and dispensed hospitality to all who came in search of a location, entertaining, gratis, alike the rich and poor, the good and bad.

Mr. Stanton died in 1862, leaving a family of five children, three boys and two girls, one of the former being an adopted son, to the care of their mother. She brought them up in a creditable manner and when the civil war broke out her two sons, "Doll" and "Zach" and her adopted son "Steve Nick." Gen. Sherman's favorite scout, enlisted while they were but mere boys and served their county well and faithfully.

Mrs. Stanton was a woman of remarkable vitality. She out-lived her entire family and remained keen and alert, retaining her mental faculties until her last illness, which was brought on by a fall resulting in the fracture of her left leg. The accident occurred last August and since that time she has been confined to her bed being cared for by her niece Mrs. Adelaid Dodson, who has made her home with her for the past twelve years.

Chilton should never cease to cherish the memory of Catherine Stanton, its first inhabitant, for her loyalty to the town was enduring and her generosity unequaled. The grounds on which the greater number of public buildings and churches of the city stand were donated by her, and her private charities were in proportion to her public gifts. She was buried on Friday morning at 10 o'clock from the Congregational church. Rev. sanders officiating, with interment in the family lot in the Breed cemetery.


John A. Sweere, Sr. - Appleton Post Crescent - December 3, 1979
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John A. Sweere Sr., 75, of 813 E. Gehl Lane, Hilbert, dies Monday, December 3 at Calumet Memorial Hospital in Chilton after a brief illness.

He was born July 5, 1904, at Overloon, Holland, son of Henry and Wilhelmina Sweere. On April 7, 1926, he married the former Margaret Dykhoff at Butler, Minnesota.

Mr. Sweere was employed by Consolidated paper Compnay of Appleton for 15 years and also farmed at Route 2, Hilbert. The couple moved to the village in 1971.

He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Hilbert, the Men's Club, the Catholic Knights and the Hilbert Senior Citizens Club.

Survivors include his wife; five daughters, Mrs. Joseph {Beatrice} Berrens of Black Creek, Mrs. Eugene {Alice} Vercauteren of Appleton, Mrs. Alan {Margaret} Krueger of Kimberly, Mrs. Mark {Anita} Ritzke, Roue 1, Hilbert, Mrs. Kenneth {Judy} Sommerhalder, Route 1, Menasha; six sons, Clarence of banks, Oregon; James of Kimberly, John Jr. and Duane, both of Hilbert; three sisters, Mrs. Ann Polman of Atlanta, Georgia; Mrs. Lena Polman and Mrs. Mary Polman, both of Kimberly; three brothers, George of Perham, Minnesota, Corneill of Appleton and George of Wadena, Minnesota; 60 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was proceeded in death by a son and three grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a. m. Wednesday, December 5, at St. Mary Church. The Reverend Anthony Birdsall officiated. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

A memorial fund will be established in Mr. Sweere's name for the church building fund.


James K. Steffes - "Boomps"- Appleton Post Crescent - Saturday, July 28, 2001
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Age 47, died on Thursday, July 26, 2001, at his home in Fond du Lac following a brief illness. He was born June 17, 1954, in Fond du Lac, son of Fred "Boomps" and Ardelle {Joch} Steffes. He married Betty Schneider on October 17, 1981, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton. He worked for Lakeside Harvestore in New Holstein and was currently working as an assistant produce manager for Prescott Pick & Save in West Bend.

Survivors include his wife, Betty; his mother, Ardelle Steffes, Chilton; a sister, Sandy {Bill} Welch, Kansas City, Kansas; two brothers, Robert {Judy} Steffes, Appleton; Tom Steffes, Kansas City, Kansas; many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 30, 2001, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton with the Rev. Glen Sayers, S.D.S., officiating. Cremation will follow the services, with burial of his cremains in St. Mary Cemetery on Thursday. Friends may call at the Wieting Funeral Home, 411 W. Main St., Chilton, from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday and again at the church on Monday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. A prayer service will be 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home.

A memorial fund has been established in the name of James Steffes.

Jim will be deeply missed by his family and friends and would like all to remember him as Robert T. Nest wrote:

"The day will come when my body will lie upon a white sheet neatly tucked under four corners of a mattress located in a hospital busily occupied with the living and the dying. At a certain moment, a doctor will determine that my brain has ceased to function and that, for all intents and purposes, my life has stopped. When that happens, do not attempt to instill artificial life into my body by the use of a machine. And don't call this my deathbed. Let it be called the Bed of Life. Burn what is left of me and scatter the ashes to the winds to help the flowers grow. If you must bury something, let it be my faults, my weaknesses and all the prejudice against my fellow man. If by chance, you wish to remember me, do it with a kind word to someone who needs you. If you do all I have asked, I will live forever".


Marcella Schneider- Appleton Post Crescent - Wednesday - December 26, 2001
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Age 89, died on Sunday, December 23, 2001 at All About Life Health - Rehabilitation Center in Fond du Lac after a short term stay. She was born November 6, 1912 in Charlestown; daughter of the late John - Clara {Franzen} Mueller. She married Gilbert J. Schneider on June 20, 1933 at St. Martin Catholic Church in Charlestown. She farmed with her husband in the Town of Chilton and later in Marytown until their retirement in 1973. Gilbert preceded her in death on January 31, 1987. Marcella was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton, Daughters of Isabelle, the Christian Mothers and The Catholic Knights.

Survivors include 12 children: Leander {JoAnn} Schneider, New Holstein; Gilbert {Mary} Schneider, Brillion; Clarence {Caroline} Schneider, Chilton; Dorothy {Robert} Fuelling, Milwaukee; Marilyn {Larry} Primmer, Cerro Gordo, Illinois; La-Verne {Gerald} Basler, Sheboygan; Millie {Arnie} Heimann, Chilton; Harold {Paula} Schneider, Hilbert; Joseph {Anne} Schneider, Cincinnati, Ohio; Mary {Robert} Edens, Chilton; Charlene {Fritz} Fhlug, Chilton; Betty Steffes, Fond du Lac; 38 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; a sister, Ann Woelfel, De Pere; and a brother, Leonard {Alvera} Mueller, Charlestown. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathleen Schmitting; two sons-in-law, Earl Schmitting and James Steffes; and a daughter-in-law, Betty Schneider.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 28, 2001 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton with the Rev. Glen Sayers S.D.S. officiating. Entombment will follow in Knollwood Mausoleum. Friends may call at Wieting Funeral Home, 411 W. Main St. in Chilton from 4:00-8:00 p.m. with a parish prayer service at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 27, 2001 and again on Friday at the church from 8:00 a.m. until the time of services. A memorial fund has been established in her name.


Adeline R. Schubert - Manitowoc Herald Times - Friday - March 29, 2002
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Adeline R. {Piepenburg} Schubert, age 91, of 311 Cass St., Chilton, died on Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at the Calumet Medical Center in Chilton.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2002 at St. Martin Lutheran Church, 717 Memorial Drive in Chilton, with the Rev. Wayne Huebner officiating. Burial will follow in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Wayside.

Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of services.

The Wieting Funeral Home in Chilton is assisting the family.


Joyce A. Schad - Manitowoc Herald Times - Sunday - July 15, 2001
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Joyce A. Beinemann Schad, age 70, of New Holstein, died unexpectedly Friday, July 13, 2001 at the Calumet Medical Center in Chilton.

A funeral Mass will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in New Holstein. The Rev. Frank Weber, pastor will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

She was born Feb. 14, 1931 in Sheboygan, daughter of the late Ervin and Lydia Wiedmeyer Beinemann. On Feb. 13, 1954, she married Joseph Schad Sr. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in New Holstein.

Joyce had worked at the Calumet Homestead in New Holstein and in 1965 she began working at Tecumseh Engine Products. She had served as Union Stewardess and was very active in union politics even after retiring in 1991.

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


Richard E. Schmahl - Appleton Post Crescent - January 26, 2002
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Age 74, died Thursday, January 24, 2002 at the Theda Clark Regional Medical Center in Neenah. He was born on October 24, 1927 in Gravesville, son of the late Peter and Anna {Frank} Schmahl. He married Betty Brocker on August 18, 1951 in Chilton.

Dick served in the U.S. Army during World War II and he was a member of the U.S. Army Band. Following service he was a member of the Army Reserve for many years. He worked for Central Garage in Potter, Hingiss Implement Co. in Chilton, he owned and operated the Sinclair Service Station in Chilton, and in 1968 he became the plant manager for the Calumet Memorial Hospital until his retirement in 1992. He was a member of St. Martin Lutheran Church in Chilton and was an active participant in various church offices and activities. He was a member of V.F.W. Post #3153 of Calumet County, the Wisconsin Hospital Association, and a 25-year member of the Wisconsin Hospital Engineers-Fox Valley Chapter. Dick was a member of the Chilton City Band, and had served as president for over 30 years.

Survivors include his wife, Betty; two children: Susan {Paul} Meyer, Sheboygan; Steven Schmahl and special friend, Joan Kromm, Chilton; three grandchildren: Nathaniel {Nichole} Meyer, Elizabeth Meyer, Carrie Foress; three great-grandchildren: Preston Meyer, Thomas John Foress, Quynn Hunter Foress; three sisters: Katherine {Richard} Kemerling, Elgin, Illinois; Emma Helmke, Grinnell, Iowa; Louise {Robert} Kleinschmidt, Saginaw, Michigan; four sisters-in-law: Beverly Schmahl, Florida; Ethyl Schmahl, Illinois; Alma Schmahl, Fond du Lac; Elaine Strassburger, Madison; many nieces, nephews, special friends: Don and Ginny Ziegelbauer and their son, Mark, who always referred to Dick as Grandpa Dick. He was also preceded in death by a son, Philip; two sisters: Amelia Klinner, Anna Kemerling; four brothers: Peter Schmahl Jr., George Schmahl, Henry Schmahl, William Schmahl; a brother and a sister who died in infancy.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. on Tuesday January 29, 2002 at St. Martin Lutheran Church, 717 Memorial Drive, in Chilton with the Rev. Wayne Huebner officiating. Burial will follow in the Charlestown Union Cemetery with military rites conducted by V.F.W. Post #3153. Friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the time of services.

Wieting Funeral Home of Chilton is assisting the family.

Death is Nothing At All
I have only slipped away
into the next room.
I am I, and you are you,
whatever we were to each
other that we are still.
Call me the old familiar name.
Speak of me in the easy way,
which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of
solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes that
we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me,
pray for me.
Let my name to ever the
household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without
an effort, without the
ghost of a shadow upon it.
Life means
all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was.
There is absolute and
unbroken continuity.
What is this death but
a negligible accident?
Why should I be out of mind
because I am out of sight?
I am but waiting for you,
for an interval, somewhere near,
just around the corner.
All is well.
Henry Scott Holland


Theresa Scharenbroch
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Age 91, formerly of 1020 S. 21st Street, Manitowoc, presently residing at Harmony West, Manitowoc, died Sunday evening, February 24, 2002 at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be Rev. Roman Zbieranski O.F.M. with burial at St. Mary Catholic Church Cemetery, Clarks Mills.

She was born May 15, 1910 in Charlestown, Wisconsin; daughter of the late Joseph and Adeline Wagner Braun. On July 10, 1934, she married Raymond T. Scharenbroch at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sherwood. Theresa was a partner with her husband, Raymond, on the family farm; retiring in 1965. He preceded her in death January 18, 2002. Theresa enjoyed gardening and playing cards with friends and neighbors. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc and a member of the Christian Mothers of St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills.

Survivors include her children: Allen {Mary} Scharenbroch, Manitowoc and their children, Victor {Lynn Marie} Scharenbroch, Robert Scharenbroch, Gerald Scharenbroch; Delores Naidl, Manitowoc and her children, Carol {Sam} Naidl-Fricke, James Naidl; Grace {Peter} Moseler, Huntley, Illinois and their children, Scott {Kathy} Moseler, Lori {Bob} Klein; Sally {David} Wagner, Manitowoc and their children, Kris {Jon} Seliger, Mark Griebling, Steve Wagner, Shelie Hansen; Frank {June} Scharenbroch, Brillion and their children, Kelly {Scott} Noles, Tami Scharenbroch and her special friend Sean; Barbara Wiedemann, Appleton and her children, Corey Wiedemann, Troy Wiedemann, Douglas {Wanda} Wiedemann; 19 great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law: Ambrose and Julia Braun, Fond du Lac; Alfred and Marie Brown, Menasha; a sister-in-law, Betty Brown, Sherwood; three brothers-in-law: Peter Scharenbroch, Hilbert; Eddie Scharenbroch and his wife Rita, Appleton; Charles Scharenbroch and his wife Marilyn, Green Bay; and two sisters-in-law: Roselin Geary and her husband Willie, Shiocton; Louise Mertens, Sherwood. Also surviving are nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was also preceded in death by two sisters: Veronica {Sr. Anthony}, Rosa {Sr. Ann Marie}; four brothers: Peter, John, Jerome, Anthony; and three sons-in-law: Edward Naidl, Norman T. Griebling Jr., and Daniel Wiedemann.

The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc from 9 a.m. Wednesday until the time of service at 10 a.m.

The Pfeffer Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.


Martina Rose Schmitz - Chilton Journal Times - September 12, 2002
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Martina Rose Schmitz, age 76, of 1877 Calmar Road in Johnsburg, died on Monday, Sept. 9, 2002 after a courageous battle with cancer at her home, surrounded by her loving husband and family.

She was born on March 22. 1926 in Johnsburg, the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna {Benzschawel} Casper. She graduated from St. John's Catholic Grade School in Johnsburg. Martina married Alvin U. Schmitz on July 24, 1945 at St. John the Baptist Church in Johnsburg. She and her husband farmed all their married life in Johnsburg until retirement in 1983.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Christian Mother's Altar Society, Villa Loretta Auxilary, volunteer for Loaves and Fishes, and a member of the Parish Prayer Line.

Mom and Grandma lived a full and happy life. She will be remembered for her deep love and devotion to her family. She enjoyed cooking, baking, bowling and playing cards, but most of all caring for her family. Many were blessed to know her and will sadly miss her.

She is survived by her husband, Alvin Schmitz of Johnsburg; seven children and a daughter-in-law, Sue Schmitz and friend Bob Kupsch of Malone, John Schmitz and friend Cindy Scheid of Fond du Lac, Pat {Arlyn} Julka of Johnsburg, Michael {Sue} Schmitz of New Holstein, Bill {Dawn} Schmitz of Johnsburg, Ann {Andy} Hemauer of Chilton, Andrew {Robin} Schmitz of St. Peter, Lori Rieder and friend Todd Osier of Fond du Lac; a foster son, Fr. Ralph Bastidas of the Salescian Order in Quito, Ecuador; 25 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters Valeria {Adrian} Schmitz of St. Peter, Delores Schmitz of New Holstein. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Martina was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Anna; a son Joseph Schmitz; a grandson Nathan Hemauer; three sisters Edna Schoenborn, Marie Andrew and Helen Suttner.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002 at St. John the Baptist Church in Johnsburg with the Rev. Joe Coerber officiatiing. Friends may call at the Wieting Funeral Home {411 W. Main St.} in Chilton from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and again on Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. when family prayers will be held. There will be a parish prayer service held at 7:30 p. m. on Wednesday.

The family would like to thank Dr. Lambert and the caring staff of WI Cancer Treatment Center and nurses Nancy and Carolyn of Fond du Lac County Home and Health Care. Also a special thank you to the Fond du Lac Hospice Program. A memorial fund has been established for the Cancer Treatment Center and Fond du Lac Hospice Program in the name of Martina Rose Schmitz.


Samuel J. Scheuers - Chilton Journal Times - September 5, 2002
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Samuel J. Scheuers, age 17, of W3069 Harlow Road, Chilton, died on Monday, Sept. 2, 2002 at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

He was born August 18, 1985 in Chilton, son of Tracey {Gosse} Scheuers and Frederick Scheuers.

During Samuel's brief life, he underwent 50-60 surgeries. He had a fire department birthday party when he was 8 years old and a motorcycle rally was held in his honor. Samuel loved the Green Bay Packers, race cars and Dalmatian puppies. He will always be remembered by his radiant smile.

Survivors include his mother Tracey Scheuers of Chilton; his father Frederick Scheuers of Marytown; maternal grandmothers Carol Gosse of Beaver Dam and Elaine Vanness of Fond du Lac; paternal grandparents Carol and Carl Scheuers of Marytown; three sisters, Mindy, Norine, and Rebecca Scheuers, and a brother Frederick Scheuers II, all of Chilton; two nephews, Jason and Ronnie. Samuel is further survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Elmer Gosse.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 6, 2002 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton with Rev. Glen Sayers S.D.S. offciating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Weiting Funeral Home {411 W. Main St.} in Chilton from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002 and again on Friday at the church until the time of services. A parish prayer service will be held on Thursday evening at 6:30 PM.


Margaret M. Sweere - Chilton Journal Times - March 12, 2000
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Margaret M. Sweere, age 96, of 813 Gehl Ln., Hilbert died on Sun. March 12, 2000 at her home in Hilbert. She was born June 14, 1903 in Lithoyen, Holland, daughter of the late George & Johanna {Ploegmaker} Dykhoff. She married John A. Sweere on April 7, 1926 at Butler MN; he preceded her in death on Dec. 3, 1979. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Hilbert, the Christian Mothers, and the Germaine Society.

Survivors include 11 children, Clarence {Virginia} Sweere of Forest Grove, OR, James {Ceil} Sweere of Little Chute, Beatrice Berrens of Mackville, John {Ramona} Sweere of Hilbert, Duane {Rosie} Sweere of Hilbert, Alice {Eugene} Vercauteren, Appleton, Robert {Mary} Sweere of St. John, Margaret "Toots" {Al} Krueger, of Jasper, GA, Anita {Fred Jr} Harder of Hilbert, Henry {Donna} Sweere of Colorado Springs, CO, Judith {Ken} Sommerhalder of Hilbert, 63 grandchildren, 113 great grandchildren, 12 great great grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Cornelius Sweere of Appleton; 4 sisters-in-law, Lena Polman of Appleton, Pauline Dykhoff of Devils Lake, ND, Gertrude Dykhoff of Bluffton, MN, Rose Dykhoff of Perham, MN; nieces & nephews. She was also preceded in death by a son Eugene Sweere, 4 grand children, 3 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild and 10 siblings.

Funeral services will be at 11 AM on Sat. March 18, 2000 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hilbert, with the Rev. Rallen officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the church in Hilbert on Sat. from 9 AM until the time of services. A memorial fund has been established in the name of Margaret Sweere for the Holy Cross Rebuilding Fund in Butler, MN, and for St. Mary School in Hilbert. A special thanks to caregivers, Char Ott, Ann Mirsberger & the staff of the Home Health care Hospice. Wieting Funeral Home in Chilton is assisting the family.

{note by contributor: Margaret was born Maria Anna Marietje Dijkhoff in Lithoijen, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands}


Theresa Schad - New Holstein, Wisconsin paper, Thursday, July 1, 1982
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Theresa Schad, 83, a former Town of Schleswig resident, died Saturday evening at the Willowdale Nursing Home in New Holstein. She had lived there for the past four years.

The former Theresa Meyer was born Sept 18, 1898 in the town of Eaton, a daughter of Michael and Theresa Knier Meyer. She attended St. Gregory School in St Nazianz. Her marriage to Joseph Schad took place Oct 14, 1919 at St. Gregory Catholic Church in St. Nazianz. After marriage, they farmed the homestead in the town of Schleswig until 1949, when Mr. Schad died.

Mrs. Schad was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in School Hill and the Christian Mothers Society.

Surviving are five daughters; Mrs. Frank {Gertrude} Litz and Mrs. Glenroy {Anita} Franzen both of rural Kiel, Mrs. Edwin {Josephine} Schaefer of School Hill, Mrs. Ervin {Bernadette} Madson, Mrs. Kenneth {Mary} Schmitz, both of St. Nazianz; six sons; Bernard of Menomonee Falls, Norman, Frank and Roman, all of rural Kiel, Alois of St Nazianz and Raymond of School Hill; 67 grandchildren; 56 great grandchildren; three sisters; Mrs. Agatha Heimann of Chilton, Mrs. Mary Stein of School Hill, and Mrs. Hilda Woelfel of New Holstein; and two brothers; Steve Meyer of Manitowoc and Math Meyer of rural Valders. Two sons and a brother preceded her in death.

The funeral Mass was held Tuesday at 10:30am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in School Hill, with the Rev. Reginald Schrimpf, pastor, celebrant. Brief family rites were held at 10 a.m. at Meiselwitz Funeral Home in Kiel. Burial was in the church cemetery.


Edmund M. Schneider - Sheboygan Press - Wednesday, October 19, 1995
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Edmund M. Schneider, 57, of 612 Paine St., Kiel, died Tuesday noon at St. Nicholas Hospital, Sheboygan, following a one day illness.

He was born on June 15, 1898, at Kloten, the son of the late Michael and Helen Schneider. He attended parochial school at Kloten and was married on April 21, 1925 to the former Daisy Esther Lerch of Chilton.

The couple farmed at Stockbridge for a few years and moved to Kiel in 1928. He was employed at the A. A. Laun Furniture Co., Kiel, at the Hart Carter Co., New Holstein, and at the Stoelting Brothers, Kiel.

Survivors are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Harold {Dorothy} Mullenbach of Malone; and Mrs. Gordon {Janet} Richter, Sheboygan; a son, Sylvester Lerch, Kiel; 11 grandchildren; four brothers, John of Chilton, Joseph of Forest Junction, Emmanuel of Marion, Michigan, and Charles of Medina, Wisconsin; two sisters, Mrs. Herbert Baurichter, Watertown; Mrs. John Hoerth, Chilton and one half-sister, Mrs. Louis Neuber, Fond du Lac.

Three brothers preceded him in death.

The funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home, Kiel, and at 10 a.m. at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Kiel. The Rev. F. X. Kheil will be celebrant of the requiem mass. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Chilton.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 p.m. Friday until the time of services. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Friday.


Mrs. Cato Stanton - Manitowoc Herald - July 19, 1856
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Mrs. Cato Stanton died in a house fire in Stockbridge, Calumet co.


Frank Siegwarth - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday, April 10, 1969
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Frank Siegwarth, 77, a retired R. 1, Chilton farmer, died early Wednesday afternoon at Calumet Memorial Hospital, Chilton, following a lengthy illness.

He was born March 1, 1892, in the Town of Chilton, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Siegwarth.

On May 24, 1920, he married Mary Fuchs at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Chilton. She died September 6, 1961.

Mr. Siegwarth was a member of St. John's Catholic Church at St. Johns and its Holy Name Society.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clarence {Marie} Krueger, R. 1, Hilbert, and Mrs. Alois {Ruth} Gruber, R. 1, Chilton; two sons, Wilmer {Barney} of R. 1, Chilton, and Joseph of Bradenton, Fla.; three sisters, Miss Clara Siegwarth, Chilton, Mrs. Mae Verstegen, Appleton and Mrs. Ella Puetz, Neenah; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, with brief family rites at 9:30 a.m. at the Kapitzke Funeral Home, Hilbert, and a requiem Mass at 10 a.m. at St. John's Catholic Church, St. Johns, with the Rev. Martin Fox celebrant. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

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

A parish vigil will be held at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Friday; with a Holy Name Society vigil at 8:30.


Mary Siegwarth - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - September 7, 1961
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Mrs. Frank Siegwarth, 65, of R. 1, Hilbert, died suddenly Wednesday at Calumet Memorial Hospital, Chilton.

She was born Mary Fuchs, August 10, 1896, in the Town of Chilton, a daughter of the late John and Mary Bernard Fuchs. She was married to Frank Siegwarth May 24, 1920 in Chilton.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Clarence {Marie} Krueger, Hilbert, and Mrs. Alex {Ruth} Gruber, Chilton; two sons, Wilmer, and Joseph both of R. 1 Chilton; three sisters, Mrs. Tom Bowe and Mrs. Ronald Price Sr., both of R. 1, Hilbert, and Miss Cele Fuchs, Redlands, Calif.; three brothers, John of West Allis, George of Chilton and Paul of R. 1, Hilbert, and 14 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, St. John. The Rev Leonard Woelfel will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kapitzke Funeral Home, Hilbert, after 2 p.m. Friday.

The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday.


Kenneth Siegwarth - Herald Times-Reporter - Thursday - April 21, 1977
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Kenneth Siegwarth, 23, of Rt 2, Brillion, died unexpectedly Thursday at Theda Clark Hospital, Neenah.

Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Wieting Funeral Home and 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Brillion. The Rev. Raymond Dowling will officiate with burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Chilton.

Mr. Siegwarth was born October 5, 1953 at Fond du Lac, son of Wilmer and Eunice Nennig Siegwarth. He married Barbara Cole, June 16, 1972, at Brillion. Mr. Siegwarth was a furnace operator at Brillion Iron Works.

Survivors include his wife, a son, Chad, and a daughter, Kelly Lynn at home; his parents of Chilton; three brothers Francis of Hilbert and David and Wilmer, Jr., of Chilton; two sisters, Mrs. Jerome {Mary} Rosner, of Brillion and Carol Siegwarth, of Chilton.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday until the time of service. A wake service will be at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Friday.


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Romona "Mona" Sweere - The Appleton Post Crescent - January 26, 2004
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Hilbert

Age 66, of 1108 W. Main St., died on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, at home. She was born December 13, 1937 daughter of the late George & Lucille {Duren} Richart. Romona married John “Jack” Sweere on February 16, 1957 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Hilbert and the couple had 8 children: 4 sons and 4 daughters. She was member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Hilbert.

She is survived by her husband; four sons; three daughters; 14 grandchildren; a brother; three sisters and nineteen brothers & sisters-in-law.

She was preceded in death by her Mom and Dad, George & Lucille; her daughter Diane Sweere; her grandson, Brennan Sweere and one sister Etta {Richart}Vanesky.

Funeral Services will be at 3:00 PM on Wednesday Jan. 28, 2004 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hilbert with the Rev. Rallen Stencil officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 12 Noon until 3:00 p.m. when the service will be held.

The family would like to thank Brenda and Bonnie from the Affinity Visiting Nurses, Dr. Brad Lauderdale and his nurse Barb Krueger, and Dr. Geller and his staff for all of the loving care they provided for Romona. A memorial fund has been established in the name of Romona Sweere.

Wieting Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

God looked around his garden, and found an empty space.Then he looked down from heaven and saw my tired face. He put his arms around me and lifted me to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful for he only takes the best. He knew that I was suffering; He knew I was in pain. He saw the road was getting rough, and steps were hard to climb. So he closed my weary eyes and whispered, “Peace be thine.” It broke my heart to leave you all, but I knew I wouldn’t be alone. For Mom and Dad, Brenna and Diane were all waiting for me to come home. I love you all-- Mom


Walter J. Schneider
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Reed City - Walter J. Schneider of Grand Rapids, formerly of Reed City, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003 at Porter Hills in Grand Rapids. He was 90.

He was born on March 8, 1913 in Stockbridge, Wis. He married Mary Braley on Nov. 16, 1938. She preceded him in death in December 2002.

Mr. Schneider was a resident of Saranac for 16 years, moving to Reed City in 1950. He purchased Reed City Milk and Cheese which he operated until it was purchased by Michigan Cottage Cheese. He continued as plant manager when the facility was purchased by Yoplait, USA. He retired in 1978.

Mr. Schneider was an active member of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church and served Reed City with the Reed City Hospital Board and the Chamber of Commerce. In addition to being an avid woodworker, golfer and pianist, his love since 1940 was skeet and trap shooting and he was a long time member and president of the Reed City Sportsmans Club. He was also the holder of numerous state and national skeet and trap shooting titles and was inducted as a member of the Michigan Trap Association Hall of Fame.

Survivors include his son, Robert {Anita} of Richmond, Va.; daughters, Anne {Darold} Simpson of Saranac and Margaret {Fred} Laskowski of Comstock Park; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and brothers, Paul of Reed City and David of Cadillac.

He was preceded in death by a son, a brother and a sister.

Services are 11 a.m. Friday at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Reed City, with Rev. Philip Shangraw officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.

Visitation is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Pruitt-Livingston Funeral Home in Reed City. A scripture service will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Reed City Food Pantry or God's Kitchen. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.


Bernard J. Seichter - The Sheboygan Press - May 6, 1957
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Bernard J. Seichter, 69 of 1110 Superior Ave., died at S. Nicholas Hospital early Sunday after a prolonged illness.

Born in Charlesburg, July 15, 1904, he was the son of the late John and Anna Seichter.

He came to Sheboygan in 1934.

On November 14, 1932, he married Florence Meyer at Kiel.

Mr. Seichter worked at Kohler Co. for 30 years, retiring in 1969.

He was a member of the Kohler Quarter Century Club, Holy Name Catholic Church and Apostolate of Suffering.

Surviving are his widow; three sons, Robert and Bernard Jr. at home and Richard of Sheboygan Falls; six daughters, Mrs. Frank {Doris} Ohm, Kathleen, Mrs. Jerome {Loretta} Thiel and Mrs. Dennis {Rosemary} Horneck, all of Sheboygan; Mrs. Charles {Patricia} Plocar of Oostburg and Barbara, Tucson, Arizona; 16 grandchildren and six sisters, Mrs. Lorena Ludwig and Mrs. Anna Kleinhaus of Chilton, Mrs. Hildegard Nett and Mrs. Irene Beumler of Kiel, Mrs. Helen Gebhard and Mrs. Lucille Landreth of Sheboygan.

He was preceded in death by a son, two sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services will be Tuesday with a 10:30 a.m. Funeral mass at Holy Name Catholic Church, the Rev. Melvin Macoski, pastor, celebrant, following family rites at 10 at Nickel's Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.

A joint parish and St. Luke the Evangelist unit of the Good Samaritan Guild vigil will be held at 7 tonight at the funeral home.


Gertrude Steinmetz - Fond du Lac Reporter - January 9, 1911
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Mrs. Gertrude Steinmetz, wife of Edward Steinmmetz, died at her home, 287 East First street Sunday, at 2:15 o'clock. The deceased is survived by her husband and three children, Lenora, Stella and Omar, three isters and two brothers. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 8:30 fromt he residence and at 9 o'clock from the St. Mary's church. Rev. Wuelffing officiating. Interment will be at Calvary.

Fond du Lac Reporter, January 11, 1911

The funeral of Mrs. Gertrude Steinmetz was held this morning at 8:30 from the residence, 287 East First street, and at 9 o'clock from St. Mary's church. Rev. G. Wuelffing officiated with interment at Calvary cemetery. The Lady Foresters attended the funeral in a body. The pall-bearers were John May, W. Miller, Joe Menge, Tony May, Math. Miller, and George Freund. Those from out of the city who attended the funeral were John Gillis of Brothertown; Mr. And Mrs. P. Ecker, Math. Gillis of Stockbridge; Mr. And Mrs. Baus of St. Cloud; Oscar Winkler of Chilton; Mrs. L.S. Steinmetz of Oshkosh; Herman Steinmetz of Darnette, Wisconsin; Mr. And Mrs. A. Berg, of Oshkosh; Gustave Heyn of Oshkosh; Mrs. L. Gillis of Lena, Wisconsin, and J. and T. Koehn of Sherwood.

Fond du Lac Commonwealth, January 9, 1911

Mrs. Gertrude Steinmetz age 30 years, wife of Edward J. Steinmetz, died Sunday afternoon at 2:15 o'clock at the family home, 287 East First street. A husband and three children, Lenora, Stella and Omar and three sisters and two brothers survive her. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 8:30 o'clock from the residence and at 9 o'clock from St. Mary's church, Rev. Godfrey Wuelffing officiating. Interment will take p{lace at Calvary cemetery.

Fond du Lac Commonwealth, January 11, 1911

The funeral of Mrs. Edward Steinmetz was held at 8:30 this morning from the residence, 287 East First street, and at 9 o'clock from St. Mary's church, Rev. Godfrey Wuelffing officiating. Interment followed in Calvary cemetery. The bearers were: John May; Wendell Miller, J. Menge, Tony May, Matt Miller and George Freund. The members of the W.C.O.F., of which Mrs. Steinmetz was a member, attended the funeral in a body. Those from out of town who were here to attend the funeral were: John Gillis, of Brothertown; Mr. And Mrs. Edgar Ecker and Matt Gillis, Stockbridge; Mr. And Mrs. Baur, St. Cloud; Oscar Winkler, Chilton; Mrs. Ella Steinmetz, Oshkosh; Mrs. Louisa Gillis, Neenah; and John and Tony Koehn, of Sherwood.

n.b. Gertrude Steinmetz {nee: Gilles} was the daughter of Peter Joseph and Elizabeth Horn Gilles. She was born May 1880 in Brothertown Twp., Calumet Co. and married Edward Joseph Steinmetz, son of Herman and Bertha Strathmann Steinmetz, on Jan. 7, 1904 at Holy Trinity Church in Jericho WI.


Edward Joseph Steinmetz - Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter - Saturday, September 7, 1957
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Retired City Painter Dead At Age of 83

Edward Steinmetz Dies In Hospital; Funeral Rites In St. Mary's


Edward J. Steinmetz, 83, of 255 East Arndt streets, a retired painter and decorator, died at 10:30 p.m. Friday at St. Agnes hospital after several years of illness.

He was born at Brothertown Jan. 9, 1874, the son of Herman and Bertha {Strathmann} Steinmetz. He married Gertrude Gilles on Jan. 7, 1904 at Holy Trinity Church in Jericho. She died on Jan. 8, 1911. He married Mollie Gilles on July 31, 1913 at St. Mary’s Church in this city. Mr. Steinmetz was a member of St. Mary’s church and also belonged to the Loyal Order of Moose.

Surviving are the widow; two sons, Omar, city, and Robert, Los Angeles; four daughters, Mrs. Richard Reich, New York, Mrs. Clarence Schwartz, city, {name omitted for privacy}, Byron, and Mrs. Hudson Steier, West Bend; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Monday at 8:30 a.m. at the Zacherl Funeral Home, where the body will be in state after 2 p.m. Sunday, and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary’s church. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery.

Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter - Monday - September 9, 1957

Funeral services for Edward Steinmetz, who died Friday, were held today at 8:30 a.m. at the Zacherl Funeral home and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary’s church, the Rev. Henry A Maurer officiating.

Burial was in Calvary cemetery. Pallbearers were Omar and Eugene Steinmetz, Clarence Schwartz, Jr., Leo Diedrich, Andrew Neuberger and Gerald Schingen.

Persons from away attending the rites were from West Bend, Byron and Stockbridge.


Amalia Steinmetz - Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter - Wednesday October 11, 1967
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Resident of Home, 85, Struck by Car, Killed

An 85 year old woman became the city's third traffic fatality of 1967 early today, when she was fatally injured after being struck by a car as she crossed North Park Avenue near East Arndt Street.

Mrs. Mollie Steinmetz, a resident of the Henry Boyle Catholic Home for the Aged at 271 N. Park Ave., was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Agnes Hospital. She was struck by a car driven by David Elsinger, 18, of Campbellsport, at 6:30 a.m.

Elsinger told police that he was headed north on North Park Avenue in his car and that he saw a woman {Mrs. Steinmetz} step off the curb into the path of his vehicle.

He applied the car's brakes and turned the vehicle to the left, but the front fender of the machine struck Mrs. Steinmetz who was walking east to west across the roadway near the Catholic Home.

Coroner Frank Decker said later this morning that an autopsy has revealed that Mrs. Steinmetz died as a result of internal injuries she received in the accident.

She became Fond du Lac County's 26th traffic fatality of 1967 - one more than the figure of 25 posted for all of 1966.

Funeral services for Mrs. Steinmetz will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Rt. Rev. Msgr. Henry A. Maurer officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. The body will be in state after 2 p.m. Friday at the Zacherl Funeral Home.

She was born June 20, 1882, in Brothertown, the daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Horn Gilles. She was married July 31, 1913, to Edward Steinmetz at St. Mary's Church. He died in 1957. Mrs. Steinmetz was a member of St. Mary's Church, Third Order of St. Francis and auxiliary to the Loyal Order of Moose.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Clarence Schwartz, city, Mrs. Ronald Peters, Route 3, Mrs. Hudson Steier, Port Washington, and Mrs. LeNore Reich, Hong Kong; two sons, Robert, Palm Desert, Calif., and Omar, city; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons and a daughter.

Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter - Saturday, October 14, 1967

Funeral Services for Mrs. Molly Steinmetz, who died Wednesday, were held at 8:30 a.m. today at Zacherl Funeral Home and 9 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Rt. Rev. Henry A. Maurer officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Members of the Third Order of St. Francis attended in a body. Pallbearers were Clarence Scwartz jr., Omar Steinmetz Jr., Ralph Hall, Andrew Neuberger, Donald Pike and Frederick Diedrich.


Margaret Schneikert {nee: Baus} - Fond du Lac Reporter - Saturday - January 3, 1976 - pg 14
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Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Schneikert, 60, of Route 2, Kiel, will be held Monday at 9:45 a.m. at Meiselwitz Funeral Home, Kiel, and at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, New Holstein. She was pronounced dead at Calumet Memorial Hospital, Chilton, Friday morning after the car she was driving was involved in a traffic accident in the Town of New Holstein. Burial will be in the parish cemetery, the Rev. Ralph Hermsen officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday until the time of service. Born Feb. 16, 1915, in St. Cloud, she was the daughter of George and Louise Gilles Baus. On July 12, 1947, she married Joseph Schneikert. The couple lived in the Town of New Holstein for many years. Mrs. Schneikert attended St. Cloud Catholic School and was a custodian at Lauson Engine Division of Tecumseh Products and the La Tec Credit Union, both in New Holstein, and the Kiel Post Office. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, New Holstein, and its Christian Mother¹s Society. Surviving are two sons, John Baus of Portland, Ore., and Joseph Baus of Owen, Wis.; two step-grandchildren; and three brothers, Leo of St. Cloud and Carl and Martin, both of Fond du Lac. She was preceded in death by her husband on July 30, 1970, and by one sister.

New Holstein Reporter - Thursday - January 8, 1976 - pages 1 and 2

Rural Kiel Woman, 60, Dies in 1-Car Crash, 4 Injured


The life of a 60 year old Kiel woman was claimed Friday in the first fatal automobile accident of the year in Calumet County. Mrs. Margaret A. Schneikert, Rt. 2, Kiel, died shortly after she sustained massive injuries in a one car crash that injured four other persons three and a half miles south of New Holstein on Sheboygan Road. Mrs. Schneikert, the driver, died shortly after being admitted to Calumet Memorial Hospital, Chilton. Her death was attributed to a crushed chest. Injured in the accident were her son, Joseph Baus, 37, broken hip and bruised skull; her daughter-in-law, Annette Baus, 28, fractured shoulder; Amy Anderson, 4, lacerations to head and Dorothy Anderson, 5, bruised head. All are from Owen. Authorities on the accident scene reported the Schneikert car was eastbound on Sheboygan Road approaching a T intersection with New Holstein Road, struck a tree and a barn foundation owned by Kenneth Graetz, Rt. 2, Elkhart Lake. A nearby resident was able to pull the injured from the vehicle before it burst into flames. The St. Anna Volunteer Fire Department extinguished the fire. The former Margaret Baus was born Feb. 16, 1915 at St. Cloud, a daughter of George and Louisa Gilles Baus. She attended St. Cloud Catholic School. On July 12, 1947 she was married to Joseph Schneikert. The couple resided in the Town of New Holstein. Mr. Schneikert died July 30, 1970. Mrs. Schneikert was a custodian at the Techumseh Products Co., New Holstein, the La Tec Credit Union, New Holstein, and the Kiel Post Office. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, New Holstein, and its Christian Mother¹s Society. Survivors include two sons, John Baus, Portland, Ore., and Joseph Baus, Owen; two step-grand children, and three brothers, Leo, St. Cloud, and Carl and Martin, both of Fond du Lac. A sister preceded her in death. Funeral Services were held Monday at 10:30am at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, the Rev. Ralph Hermsen, pastor, celebrant of the requiem mass at 9:45 at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home, Kiel. Burial was in the parish cemetery.


Joseph Schneikert - Kiel Tri-County Record - Thursday - August 6, 1970
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Funeral services were held Saturday for Joseph N. Schneikert, 56, of the Town of New Holstein, who died Thursday at the Sheboygan County Hospital.

The Rev. George Kiefer, officiated at the services at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Burial was in Holy Rosary Cemetery, New Holstein. Born on January 5, 1914, in the Town of New Holstein, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Schneikert. He attended SS. Peter and Paul Catholic School, Kiel. July 12, 1947, he married the former Margaret Baus of St. Cloud. The couple located on the Schneikert farm. Survivors include his wife and a stepson, Joseph Baus, of Owen.

New Holstein Reporter - Thursday - August 6, 1970 - pg 5

Funeral Services were held Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home and at 9:30 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Church in Kiel for Joseph N. Schneikert, 56, Town of New Holstein, who died at Sheboygan County Hospital.

The Rev. George Kiefer officiated, and burial was in Holy Rosary Cemetery, New Holstein. He was born January 5, 1914 in the Town of New Holstein, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Schneikert. On July 12, 1947 he married Margaret Baus of St. Cloud and the couple located on the Schneikert farm.

Survivors are his widow and a stepson, Joseph Baus of Owen.


Nic Schneikert - Kiel Tri-County Record - February 19, 1948 - pg 5
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Nicholas Schneikert, aged 74, of the town of New Holstein, passed away on Monday afternoon at the St. Nicholas hospital in Sheboygan. He was born April 24, 1873, in the town of Plymouth, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Schneikert. In 1903 he was married to Miss Helena Reiser of Hilbert at Sheboygan. The couple lived in that city until 1914 when they moved to the present farm home in the Town of New Holstein. Mrs. Schneikert died June 26, 1924, and three sisters and two brothers also preceded him in death.

Survivors include one son, Joseph, at the farm home. Funeral services were held this Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. at the Meiselwitz Funeral home in Kiel, and at 10 o¹clock at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic church, with Rev. F.X. Kiehl officiating. Burial was made in the church cemetery.


Helen Schneikert {nee: Reiser} - Kiel Tri-County Record - July 3, 1924
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Mrs. Nic. Schneikert was called to her reward on Tuesday night of last week at her home north of Kiel, after a prolonged illness with abdominal cancer.

The deceased, nee Helena Reiser, was born May 2, 1876, in Forest Junction, and was married to Mr. Schneikert in 1903 at Sheboygan. She leaves her husband and one son Joseph; also one sister, Mrs. Gustave Meyer of New Holstein, and three brothers: Math Reiser of New Holstein and Joseph and William J. Reiser of St. Anna. The funeral was held on Saturday morning, with services at St. Peter & Paul¹s church, Rev. A. Roder officiating.

Interment in the church cemetery. The following from away attended the obsequies: Mr. and Mrs. Gust. Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Math. Reiser and daugther, Mr. and Mrs. Art. A. Reiser and daughter Serena of New Holstein; Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Reiser, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. J. Reiser and family and Nic. and Wm. A. Reiser of St. Anna, Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Reiser and daughter Miss Marcella of Kiel; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Reiser, Mrs. L. Pfister, Mr. and Mrs. John Reiser and Mr. and Mrs. John Koehler of Chilton; Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Reiser and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Reiser and family of Hayton; Mr. and Mrs. Ph. Schneikert and family, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Schneikert, Mrs. Elizabeth Cottwood and sons, and Mr. and Mrs. Ph. Liebe of Plymouth; Mr. and Mrs. Otto Liebe and son of Greenbush; Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Liebe of Mt. Calvary; Adam Schneikert, Emma Matt, Barbara Feuerstake, Math. Stalter, Mrs. Ph. Stalter, Wm. Stalter, Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. F. Lerche, Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lerche, and Mr. Wenzhauer, all of Sheboygan.


Hans Peter Sonnabend, Sr. - Chilton Times Newspaper - February 11, 1905
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Hans Sonnabend, an old resident of this village who had lived alone for several years, was found dead at his home Monday morning. He was last seen alive on Friday. Dr Luehrs was called and after making an examination stated that he had been dead two or three days. The body was on the floor near the stove with the head resting on a chair, and it is presumed that he expired while making a fire in the stove. Mr Sonnabend was between 83 and 84 years old and has lived alone for the past 20 years, making a meager living by peddling and trading. He was buried Thursday afternoon in Kleist cemetery.


Gotlob Schuler - Brillion News - May 15, 1931
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Funeral of Pioneer Resident is Held

The death of Gotlob Schuler which we noted briefly in last week's issue, has taken another pioneer resident of our city who was for many years active in social and business circles of our community until advancing years forced him into a life of retirement.

Gotlob Schuler was born in Germany in 1847. While still a mere boy of 16, the "wanderlust" seized up and he came to America to see his fortune. Those were the days of the big timber and new settlements throughout our land and carpenters and craftsman were in great demand. The young German lad soon landed a job that gave him a chance to learn wood-working and cabinet making and this became his vacation. After spending about six years in the eastern section of the country the call of the west drew him to Wisconsin where he located in Kiel.

In 1872 he was united in marriage to Amelia Plank daughter of Henry Plank Sr. the late Justice Radloff of our city tyed the nuptial knot, there being at time no Lutheran Church here. This lack was supplied however, when a year later the young couple came to Brillion, having acquired the former "Thurow farm". Mr. Schuler was soon active in organizing a Lutheran congregation here and was one of the founders of the present large and flourishing congregation of that faith. He also became active in public affairs and served as the Schuler homestead from his wife's parents.

In 1911 he disposed of it to his son, Max Schuler, who now conducts the farm and the decendent acquired eight acres adjoining it from Emil Schaubs and here the old couple have resided since. Failing health came to him and during the past year he spent some time with his daughters at Milwaukee in hopes that change of scenes and his children's tender care would ease his declining years. A few weeks ago he evidently felt that the final summons was nigh and he expressed a desire to Brillion to end his days in the old home community. He returned a little more than a week ago and passed to his reward on Wednesday May 6th.

He is survived by the grieving widow, five sons, and three daughters. The sons are Emil, and Art Schuler of Milwaukee, Al and Max Schuler of Brillion, and William Schuler of Shawano. The daughters are Mrs. Jeanette Jouno, Mrs. Erla Schuler, and Mrs. Olga Schubarth, all of Milwaukee. The funeral took place here last Sat. at 1:30pm at the house followed by services in the Lutheran Church conducted by Rev. M. Sauer. Interment was in the Lutheran cemetery.

The pall bearers were Arthur C.Schroeder, Hans Hansen, Emil Reinhardt, Louis Mumm, William Abel, Charles Steinbach. Those from away who attended the funeral were: Messrs and Mms Arthur Schubarth, Baldwin Schubarth, Art Schuler and daughter Zana, Charles Jouno, Emil Schuler and son Clinton, Jack Driscoll, Jerry Host, Walter Poenish, Art Ingerson, Ernest Shaeve, George Plank, Messrs Robert Schuler, Rev Schubarth, Mrs. George Wille, Mrs. Rudy Oestreich, all of Milwaukee; Messrs and Mms. William Schuler, Harvey Stuebenvoll and son Harvey Jr., and Albert Buelow of Shawano; Messr. and Mms. Paul Caperart and Elliot of Two Rivers; Mrs. Peter Baer and son Clement of Marshfield; Mrs. Fred Bastian and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bastian of Freedom; Mr. and Mrs. John Plank Neenah; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Plank, Stevens Point; Ferd Plank, Appleton; Mrs. Lucy Schuler, Combined Locks; Miss Laura Hanneman, Plymouth; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Zerler, New Holstein; Herman Ruppenthal, Tigerton; Oscar Schaubs and family, Chilton; Gordon Schuler, Oshkosh; William Plank and son Lloyd; and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Plank and daughter of Fond du Lac.


John Schuler - Brillion News - Dec. 20, 1918
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Deaths of the Week

John Schuler, one of the prominent citizens of our city, died at his home last Sunday, at the of 69 years. Decedent was born in Germany in 1849. In 1866 he and his brother Gotlob Schuler, came to America and took employment in New York, remaining two years when they came west and settled in our community and have lived here since as industrious and respected citizens. In 1875 Mr. Schuler married Miss Wilhelminia Plank. The deceased is survived by the sorrowing widow and three children, two sons, and a daughter. The sons are Fred Schuler of Kaukauna and Robert Schuler of Milwaukee. The daughter is Mrs. William Krause of our city. Also two brothers Gottlieb of Wausau and Gotlob of our city. In 1900 Mr. Schuler was appointed by the School Board as Janitor of the school, a position which he has held continuously ever since. As caretaker of the school buildings and property he was careful and diligent in discharge of his duty and won the warm esteem of both teachers and the children. He was a member of the Lutheran church and Rev. M. Sauer, pastor, conducted the funeral services which were held on Wed. afternoon. The floral offerings were most numerous and beautiful. As a token of their esteem, the teachers and pupils of the public school followed the body to the final resting place. The pall bearers were John Bringman, William Hintz, Aug Behnke, Geo Engel, William Engel, Carl Krakow.


Gottlieb Schuler - Brillion News - Friday, Jan. 30, 1925
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Brother of Gotlob Schuler, died at the home of his nephew, Max J. Schuler on Wednesday night at the age of 84 years. He was unmarried at the time of his death. The funeral will take place at 2:00 p.m. tomorrow {Saturday} services being conducted at the home by Rev. Leonhardt.


Margaretha Sell - Sheboygan Press - June 10, 1932
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Last Rites Planned Monday for Resident of New Holstein

New Holstein - Funeral services for Mrs. Margaretha Sell, aged 80, long-time resident who passed away at the home of her son, George Sell, Town of New Holstein, at 11:30 Wednesday, will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the George Sell home, after which services will be conducted at St. John's Reformed church in this city. The Rev. A.G. Schmid, pastor of the congregation will officiate.

Mrs. Sell was born in Schleswig Germany, Jan 20, 1852, and at the age of twenty years, in company with her brother Hans Wollenburg, she emigrated to America, coming directly to the home of an uncle, Claus Lau, who lived in New Holstein. She was married to Juergen Sell in Town of New Holstein Nov 20, 1874, and the couple resided on a farm north of this city. Mr. Sell died in 1916 and since that time Mrs. Sell had resided with her children. For the past year she lived at the home of her son, George Sell.

Mrs. Sell was affiliated with St. John's Reformed church at New Holstein, and was a charter member of its Frauen Verein. Survivors include 11 sons and daughters: John and Herman, New Holstein; Mrs. John Boockmeier, Mrs. George Thede Sr, and George, Town New Holstein; Charles, Milwaukee; Mrs. Robert Berndt, Coxville, South Dakota; Mrs. Bertha Rickman and Mrs. Juliane Kinderun {Kindgren}, Sioux City, Iowa, and Robert, Rose Mound, Minn. Other survivors are: a brother Hans Wollenburg {Wohlenberg}, New Holstein; three sisters, Mrs. Louise Behrens and Mrs. Dora Schmelau of Davenport, Ia., and one in Germany. Two sons, Edward and Alfred, and a daughter, Mrs. Herbert Graf, preceded her in death.


Martha Sell - Sheboygan Press - April 1, 1941
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Miss Martha Sell is Called To Rest Following Illness

New Holstein, Wis. --- Miss Martha E. Sell, former resident of this city, passed away at 10 pm last Saturday at her home in Madison after having been ill for the past year.

Deceased was born February 7, 1875, in the town of New Holstein, the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Carl Erbach. Her mother passed away in childbirth and she was adopted by Mr. And Mrs. Juergen Sell. For several years she was a teacher at the Lincoln School west of this city, and for 30 years taught at the high school in Madison, retiring to private life two years ago.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Frederick Borman of this city, an adopted sister, Mrs. Fred Feldthusen of Chilton, and three brothers, Herman Erbach of this city, Carl Erbach in North Dakota and Fred Erbach in Montana. Funeral services were to be held today at Madison with internment in that city.


John Sell - Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - May 27, 1936
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Services For John Sell of New Holstein Held Saturday

New Holstein - {Special} - Committal services for John Sell, 78, New Holstein, who died in Milwaukee and was buried without being identified, and at a later date found to be the man missing from New Holstein, were held on Saturday with the Rev. A.G. Schmid, pastor of St. John's Evangelical Church, officiating.

Mr. Sell left New Holstein on July 1, 1935, and that evening was found in an unconscious condition on the corner of West Seventh St and West Juneau Avenue in Milwaukee. He was taken to the Emergency Hospital suffering from a stroke of apoplexy and never regained consciousness.

He was buried in Milwaukee without being identified. When relatives heard nothing from him they became alarmed, and in February, through a radio broadcast from a Milwaukee station, found that he had died and been buried.

Mr. Sell was born in the town of New Holstein, March 17, 1858, the son of Mr. And Mrs. Juergen Sell. With the exception of ten years which he spent in Milwaukee, he has lived all his life in New Holstein.

He is survived by five sisters: Mrs. Clara Berndt, Coxwell, ND; Mrs. Bertha Rickman and Mrs. Juliana Kindgren, Sioux City, Iowa; Mrs. George Thede, Sr. and Mrs. John Boockmeier of New Holstein; three brothers, Robert of Rosemont, Minn., and George and Herman of New Holstein.

New Holstein Man, Missing Seven Months, Died Unknown Following Apoplexy Stroke {Additional News Article}


George C. Sell - Sheboygan Press - January 10, 1938
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George C. Sell To Be Buried At New Holstein On Tuesday

New Holstein - {Special} - Funeral services for George C. Sell, who died Saturday morning at his home in the town of New Holstein two miles northwest of the community, will be held at 2 pm Tuesday at the Erbe-Hoffman Funeral Home in New Holstein. The Rev A.G. Schmid, pastor of St. John's Evangelical Church, will be in charge and burial will be made in the New Holstein City Cemetery.

He was born June 2, 1870, in the town of New Holstein, the son of Mr. And Mrs. Juergen Sell. On April 8, 1902, he was married to Miss Anna Langer of Jericho. The couple moved to the farm at which they have made their home since.

Survivors include: his wife; five daughters, Mrs. William {Evangeline} Purdue of Waukegan, Mrs. Robert {Verena} Lauson of Corpus Christi, Texas, Margaret of Milwaukee, Mrs. Milton {Irene} Helmbecker of Detroit, Mich, Minola of Chicago; two sons, Victor and Daniel, at home; two grandchildren; a brother, Robert, of Rose Mount, Minn., a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ida Sell, of Milwaukee; five sisters, Mrs. George Thede, Sr and Mrs. John Boockmeier, both of New Holstein, Mrs. Clara Berendt of Gwinner, N.D., Mrs. Bertha Rickman and Mrs. Juliana Kindjrin{sic} {Kindgren} of Soo {sic} City {Sioux City, Iowa}.


Mariele A. Smith - Chicago Tribune - February 23, 1972
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Mariele A. Smith, nee Boockmeier, beloved wife of the late Louis Ford; loving mother of Newell, Zora {Jerry} Walch, Naomi {Jack} Quigley, Calvin {Pat}, Louise {sic: Lois} {Frank} Riedl, Hope, Gerard {Marlene} and Judith {Arthur} Barkmann; grandmother of 14; fond sister of Ted Bookmeier. Funeral services 1 pm Thursday at the Montclair Funeral Home, 6901 W. Belmont Avenue. Visitation after 3 pm. Wednesday. Internment Mount Emblem Cemetery NA 2-9300


Lena Siebert - Manitowoc Herald Times - Thursday, Sept 2, 1965
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Mrs. Ernest Siebert, 75, of Reedsville, died Thursday morning at home.

Funeral services will be 2 pm Saturday at Reedsville Funeral Home the Rev. George J. Knudson officiating. Burial will be in Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Morrison.

Mrs. Siebert was born May 7, 1890, in the Town of Maple Grove, daughter of the late Herman and Mathilda Birkholtz Maertz. She was married to Mr. Siebert Dec. 13, 1913 at St.. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Reedsville. The couple made its home at Reedsville.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Siebert is survived by a son, Gilford, of Wayside, four brothers, Albert & Leonard, of Reedsville and Louis & Erwin, of Rt. 1, Reedsville; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Fokett and Mrs. Elsie Treichel, of Reedsville and two grandchildren.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 pm Friday.


Catherine Schuler - Marshfield News Herald - Oct. 31, 1951
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Mrs. Schuler, 79, Dies Tuesday
Funeral Services to be Held on Friday

Mrs. George Schuler, 79, died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Schuler with whom she had made her home. Death was attributed to a heart attack.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday in St. John's Catholic Church. The Rev. Hugh J. Deeny will officate and burial will be in Hillside Cemetery.

The body will repose at the Rembs Funeral Home from this evening to the time of service. The Altar Society and the Missionary will meet at the funeral home at 3 p.m. Thursday to hold a rosary service and that evening at 8 p.m. the general rosary is scheduled. Mrs. Schuler was a member of the Altar Society.

Mrs. Schuler, nee Catherine Aigner, was born Feb. 10, 1872 in Frankenberg, Austria, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Aigner. She came to the U.S. with her parents at the age of eight, settling in Kiel. Her marriage to George Schuler took place there in 1888. Before coming to Marshfield in 1916, they lived in Sheboygan for a few years. Mr. Schuler died in 1926.

Mrs. Schuler is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Mike {Stella} Berg and Mrs. F. X. {Lydia} Schneider, Marshfield; Mrs. F. F. {Hilda} Fuller, Green Bay; and Mrs. Kurt {Evangeline} Bentz, Milwaukee; a son Ray, Marshfield, 18 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, a brother Frank Aigner, Marshfield; and a sister, Mrs. Anna Noll, Madison.

A son, four brothers and a sister also preceded her in death.


Audrey M. Spaulding
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Mrs. Donald {Audrey M.} Spaulding, 2418 Carlton Ave., Appleton, Age 54, died Monday, April 29, 1985 at St. Elizabeth Hospital following a six month illness.

She was born October 23, 1930 in Chilton daughter of the late Joseph and Rose Schoerer Berrens. She was an area resident most of her life. She was a graduate of Appleton High School. She was a member of of the VFW Auxiliary; where she was chairperson of the Voice of Democracy; a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Christian Mothers.

Survivors include her husband, Donald; three daughters and a son-in-law: Marie and Rollie Schuelke, New London; Donna Spaulding Kempen, Neenah; Sawn Spaulding, Lake Geneva; four grandchildren: Todd, Ryan, Melissa Schuelke; Paula Kempen; two brothers: William Berrens, Prescott Arizona: Joseph, Jr., Black Creek. She was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Brum.

Funeral services will be 9:45 a.m. Thursday, May 2, 1985 at Laemmrich Funeral Home and 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church woth Rev. Wilbert Staudenmaier officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Menasha.

Friends many call at the funeral home Wednesday from 4 to 9 p.m. where there will be an 8 p.m. prayer service. A memorial fund has been established.


William A. Scherer
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William A. Scherer, 1700 Midway Road, Menasha, age 88, died Wednesday, January 1m 1992 at Oakridge Gardens Nursing Home. William was born May 29, 1903 in Stockbridge, Wisconsin, son of the late Henry and Gertrude {Puetz} Scherer. He farmed as a youth in Stockbridge and also worked at High Cliff Lime Kiln in his younger years. William worked at Amercian Can for over 40 years retiring in 1967 at the age of 63. He was also a member of their Quarter Century Club. William enjoyed fishing, making toys and playing Santa Claus. He also enjoyed blackberry picking at his cottage in Mountain, Wisconsin and he loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by a daughter, Betty {Rueben} Hoelzer, Menasha; six grandchildren: Thomas {Sharon} Hoelzel, Beverly {James} Meyers, Wayne {Shirley} Hoelzel, Linda {Gerald} Kersten, Barbara {Dennis} Clow, Michael {Susan} Hoelzel; 10 great-grandchildren: Scott Hoelzel, Debbie {Tom} Galinsky, Deborah {Robert} Lee, James {Denise} Meyers, Steven Meyers, Brian Hoelzel, Michelle and Kevin Flowers, David and Stacy Hoelzel; three great-great-grandchildren: Chandra and Charissa Lee, Brandon Andrew Meyers; three step-great-grandchildren: Loren, Ottilia and Lenny Hoehne; a step-great-great-grandchild, Kyla Hull. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. William was preceded in death by his wife, Abbie E. Dunn; six sisters and a brother. Services will be Saturday, January 4, 1992 at 2 p.m. from the Westgor Funeral Home with the Rev. Roy Geenen officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery. Friends may call n Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Westgor Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. A memorial has been established.

Honorary pallbearers include: James G. Meyers, Steven P. Meyers, Kevin Flowers, Briand Hoelzel, David Hoelzel and Scott Hoelzel.

William was a loving father, grandfather, great and great-great-grandfather, father-in-law, and he will be missed by all but we are comforted in knowing he is in the presence of the Lord.


Mathilde Agnes "Tillie" Boie Sebelein - New Holstein Reporter - July 22, 1916
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Death Takes a Good Woman

Life is full of uncertainties and we know not at what time we will be taken across the river of death to the land of everlasting peace. Where only a few weeks ago Mrs. Charles Sebelein of Chilton was seemingly in the best of health she was suddenly stricken down with paralysis while at work and on July 22nd she passed from the land of the living.

Mrs. Charles Sebelein, nee, Tillie Agnes Boie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nic Boie, deceased, was born on the old homestead on mile south of the village on May 3, 1862. Here she grew up to young womanhood amid her brothers and sisters. On Sept. 27, 1884 she was joined in wedlock with Charles Sebelein a young man of sterling worth. After residing in Milwaukee for a few years they went into the hotel business in Ouray, Colo. where they made a host of loving friends. They disposed of their hotel business last year at that place and came to Calumet County in September for a visit with relatives. While here they were offered an excellent opportunity and in February took charge of the Chilton Hotel. Mr. Sebelein shortly after took sick and a few weeks ago went to the Mayo Brothers' hospital at Rochester, Minn. where he underwent an operation that has made him feel like a new man. While there he learned of his wife's illness and was able to be at her bedside before she passed away.

No children were born to them. She was very devoted to family and friends and all have only kind thoughts of her. She leaves, besides her husband, five sisters, Mesdames Ferd Hachez, J. A. Hansen and Fred Matzen of New Holstein, Mrs. Albert Arps, Denver. Colo, Mrs. Hanah Paulsen, Chilton, two brothers, John Boie, Thorpe and William E. Boie of Marshfield, Ore.

The services were held from the home at Chilton Wednesday after noon by Rev. Arpke and a large cortege followed the remains to their last resting place in the New Holstein cemetery.

NOTE: Tillie's five sisters and their married names are Elise {Mrs. Ferd Hachez}, Lina {Mrs. John August Hansen}, Cecilia {Mrs. Fred Adolph "Fritz" Matzen}, Wilhelmine or "Minnie" {Mrs. Albert Arps} and Anna or Hanah {Mrs. E. W. Paulsen}. John Boie married Elena Greve of New Holstein. William's residence, Marshfield, Oregon, is today called Coos Bay.


Mrs. Sewer - Manitowoc's - Der Nord Westen - October 2, 1890
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{From the correspondent in Brillion, 01 Oct.}

Two burials took place here today: Mrs. Sewer was ill for 4 weeks before she died, leaving a husband and a large family.


John H. Schmidkofer - Appleton Post Crescent - February 4, 2005
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John H. Schmidlkofer, age 94, of Century Ridge Chilton, died on Friday January 28, 2005 at the Calumet Medical Center in Chilton after a brief illness. John was born on September 27, 1910 in the Town of Hilbert, son of the late Nicholas and Magdalena {Miller} Schmidlkofer. He married Mary C. Satzer on January 28, 1948 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton. She preceded him death on January 29, 2000. John was a WWII veteran serving in the Pacific and was a member of the VFW. He retired from the Wisconsin Public Service Corp. and lived at 43 E. Brooklyn St. in Chilton most of his life.

He is survived by two sons John, Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Robert, San Gabriel, CA. four grandchildren: Eric Schmidlkofer, Hattiesburg MS. Stephanie Schmidlkofer, California, MS. Jonna Schmidlkofer, Long Beach, MS. and Amy Fleeker, Dodge City, KS. and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers: Nicholas, Frank, and Walter Schmidlkofer and a daughter-in-law, Georgia Frowe-Schmidlkofer.

Funeral Services will be held 11:30 a.m. on Monday February 7, 2005 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton with the Rev. Gary New S.D.S. officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends may call on Monday at the Church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Wieting Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


Mary C. Schmidkofer - Sheboygan Press - February 1, 2000
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Mary C. Schmidlkofer, 87, of 43 E. Brooklyn St., Chilton, died on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000 at the Beverly Health Care Center in Chilton.

She was born on July 4, 1912 in the town of Chilton, daughter of the late Mike and Rose {Keuhnl} Satzer.

She married John H. Schmidlkofer on Jan. 28, 1948 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton and did volunteer work at church and at St. Mary School.

Survivors include her husband, John two sons, John {Linda} Schmidlkofer and Robert Schmidlkofer, both of California four grandchildren, Eric Schmidlkofer and Jonna Redel of Mississippi, Amy Fleeker of Kansas and Stephanie Schmidlkofer of California five great-grandchildren, Joshua, Sierra, and Elizabeth Fleeker, Samantha and Savanah Redel three sisters, Sr. Mary Elizabeth Satzer of Campbellsport, Teresa Manacke of Chilton, Sally Grenzer of Chilton a brother, Ervin Satzer of Milltown, Mont. two sisters-in-law, Mildred Satzer of Chilton and Rosie Satzer of Chilton nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Georgia Frowe-Schmidlkofer a sister, Veronica Reiser and three brothers, Henry, Frank and Joseph Grenzer.

Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton, with the Rev. Mike Bigley officiating. Spring burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the Wieting Funeral Home in Chilton, from 3 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and on Wednesday, at the church from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services.

A parish prayer service will be held at 5 p.m., Tuesday evening at the funeral home.


Elizabeth Daun Schneider - Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - November 29, 1949
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Mrs. Albert Schneider, 51, of New Holstein, died at her home Monday afternoon. Nee Elizabeth Daun, Mrs. Schneider was born at Marytown May 23, 1898, the daughter of Adam and Katherine Roehrig Daun, and attended parochial school at Marytown.

She was married to Mr. Schneider at Marytown Jan. 16, 1917, and after a stay of one year in Marytown the couple moved to New Holstein where they had resided since.

Mrs. Schneider was a member of the Holy Rosary congregation and its Christian Mothers society, a member of the Turner auxiliary, and America Legion auxiliary, and a member of the Women's Relief corps.

She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Alfonse {Alice} Schwantes, of New Holstein, and Mrs. Leter {Sally} Brandt, of St. Ann; one son, Lester of New Holstein; seven grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Edmund Turba, of St. Ann; and six brothers, Chris and Philip, of New Holstein, John of Fond du Lac, Joseph, of Chilton, Henry, of Jericho, and Richard, of Luxembourg.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. at Holy Rosary church in New Holstein. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. George Schemmer will be the celebrant of the solemn high mass, and will be assisted by the Rev. F.X. Kheil, of Kiel, and the Rev. Clement Kern, of St. Ann. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the Erbe-Hoffmann Funeral home at New Holstein from 7 p.m. today until the time of services.


Andrew Schwarz - Sheboygan Press - Monday - August 9, 1965
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Andrew Schwarz, 70, of Hilbert, died Sunday at the Veterans Hospital in Madison following a long illness.

He was born April 1, 1895, in Charlestown, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Schwarz, and was married to Rose Merget July 14, 1919, in Sheboygan. She died Oct. 19, 1962.

Mr. Schwarz was a retired fieldman for the Menomonee Beet Sugar Co.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Hilbert, the Holy Name Society, the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion post of Hilbert and the World War One Calumet County Barracks. He was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ivan {Rita} Novak, Hilbert, and Mrs. Cyril {Betty} Burns, Mount Horeb, Wis.; three sons, Jerome, New Holstein, Eugene, Green Lake, and Florian, rural Chilton; two sisters, Mrs. Peter Geiser, Chilton, and Sister Mary Camilla, OSF, Cross Plaines, Wis., and 16 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Church with the Rev. Alfred Loehr, pastor, the celebrant of the requiem Mass. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Chilton.

Graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion post of Hilbert.

Friends may call at the Kapitzke Funeral Home, Hilbert, after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening.


George Schwarz - Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - April 10, 1934
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George Schwarz, Aged 86, Called To Rest At Chilton

Chilton. -- George Schwarz, Sr, aged 86, passed away here at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joseph Daun, Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock.

He was born in Sonnenberg, Bavaria, Germany, on November 7, 1847, and in September, 1871, came to America, landing in New York, and coming to Wisconsin in 1878. He settled in the town of Charlestown where he was united in marriage to Mrs. Barbara Buhl, need Gruber, in the same year, 1878. Mrs. Schwarz was a native of the same place in Germany as was Mr. Schwarz.

Survivors are six sons, Michael Schwarz, Chilton; John Schwarz, New Holstein; George Schwarz, this city, Andrew Schwarz, Charlestown Conrad Buhl, West Bend and Gustave Buhl, this city, daughters Mrs. Mary Richart, New Holstein, Mrs. Margaret Daun, this city Mrs. Anna Geiser, Charlestown and Sister M. Camillia of the Sisters of ?? now of Davenport, Iowa, one brother, Frank Schwarz of ???? Minn., Forty-six grandchildren and ??? great-grandchildren. Mrs. Schwarz precede her husband in death in 1918. George Schwarz is the oldest of the Schwarz children and his brother, Frank, is the youngest.

Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's church with interment in St. Mary's Cemetery. The Rev. H. E. Hunch will officiate at the rites.


John Schwarz - Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - December 30, 1952
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John Schwarz, 66, of 1803 Van Buren street, New Holstein, passed away at his home at 5:15 p.m. Monday.

He resided on a farm a mile and a half from New Holstein until eight years ago when he moved to the city. Born in Charlestown on April 17, 1886, the son of George and Barbara Grueber Schwarz, he attended parochial school at Charlestown.

On Nov, 30, 1911, he was married to Josephine Mueller at Charlestown. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church, the Holy Name Society and the Catholic Foresters.

Survivors are his wife; four sons, Sylvester, Clarence and Gregor of New Holstein and Sigmund of Arcado, Cal.; five daughters, Mrs. Fred {Edvina} Naima of Los Angeles, Cal., Mrs. Jerome {Romilda} Williams, Mrs. George {Rosaline} Rabe and Mrs. Antone {Arlene} Heimerl of New Holstein, adn Mrs. Robert {Marion} Schneider of Kiel; 21 grandchildren; three brothers, Michael and George of Chilton and Andrew of Hilbert' two half-brothers, Gustave Buhl of Chilton and Conrad Buhl of West Bend; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Richart, Mrs. Margaret Daun and Mrs. Anna Geiser of New Holstein and Sister M. Camillia of South Germantown.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church at New Holstein and burial will be made in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Erbe-Hoffmann Funeral home from 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The rosary will be recited at the church at 8 p.m. Thursday.


Michael Schwarz - Sheboygan Press - Monday - September 24, 1962
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Michael Schwarz, 80, who served as clerk of Circuit Court for Calumet County for 24 years, died early Sunday at Calumet Homestead, New Holstein.

He had been a resident of the Homestead for a year but was ill only a few days.

A lifelong resident of Calumet County, he was born in the Town of Charlesburg Sept. 27, 1881, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Schwarz, and lived in Chilton for many years.

He was elected clerk of Circuit Court in 1906 and continued to hold that office until 1940. He then worked as a salesman for the Appleron Marble and Granite Co., retiring a few years ago. He also owned an insurance agency for many years.

Mr. Schwarz was married to Margaret Geiser at St. Martin's Chruch, Town of Charlestown, Nov. 24, 1908. She died June 13, 1962.

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

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ray {Marcella} Brockman, Milwaukee, and Mrs. Melvin {Julia} Bloomer, Chilton; two sons, Walter, Chlton, and Edgar, Whitefish Bay; two brothers, George Schwarz, Chilton, and Andrew Schwarz, Hilbert; three sisters, Sister Mary Camilla, Chicago, Mrs. Joseph Daun and Mrs. Peter Geiser, both of Chilton; a half-brother, Gustav Buhl, Chilton, 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchildren.

One brother, one sister and one half-brother also preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Pfeffer Fuenral Home, Chilton, adn at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev Henry Schmitt, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the Pfeffer Funeral Home until the hour of services.

The Holy Name Society will recite the Rosary at the funeral home at 7:30 this evening and the parish vigil will be at 8 o'clock.


Rose Merget Schwarz - Sheboygan Press - Saturday - October 20, 1962
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Mrs. Andrew Schwarz, 69, of Hilbert, died at her home at 11:40 p.m. Friday following a long illness.

The former Rose Merget, she was born in the town of Wilson, Sheboygan County, Sept 6, 1893, the daughter of Adolph and Johanna Kuhne Merget, and was married at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Sheboygan Falls, July 14, 1919 to Andrew Schwarz.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Hilbert, the Christian Mothers Soceity, The GUG Society, daughters of Isabella and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Ivan {Rita} Novak, Hilbert, and Mrs. Cyril {Betty} Burns, Mt. Horeb; three sons, Jerome, New Holstein, Eugene, Green Lake and Florian, rural Chilton; three sisters, Mrs. Ida Kreiglstein and Mrs. Henry Schmitt, both of Sheboygan, and Mrs. Jernnie Thissen, Brillion, four brothers, Joseph Merget, New Holstein, and Geroge, William and Edwin Merget, all of Sheboygan, and thirteen grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Hilbert, at 10 a.m. Monday with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Martin Jackels, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Chilton.

Friends, may call at the Kapitzke Funeral Home, Hilbert, alter 2 p.m. Sunday.

The parish rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 3 p.m. Sunday and the Christian Mothers will recite the rosary at 8 o'clock Sunday evening.


Schulz Girl - Manitowoc's - Der Nord Westen - October 13, 1892:
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{From the correspondent in Brillion - Oct. 11}

Sudden death of the 5 yr. old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Schulz. Burial was Sun. in the village cemetery.


Frank Stanger - Manitowoc's - Der Nord Westen - June 12, 1902:
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Death of farmer Frank Stanger near Chilton by a runaway horse.


Genrose "Genny" Schwarz - The Sheboygan Press - April 19, 2004
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Genrose “Genny” Schwarz, 77, of New Holstein passed away Saturday April 17, 2004, at the Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center.

She was born April 8, 1927, in the Town of New Holstein, a daughter of the late Edwin and Alvina Mertens Schmitz. Geny attended Holy Rosary Catholic Grade School.

On May 6, 1947, she married Gregor Schwarz at Holy Rosary Church in New Holstein. She and her husband farmed in the Town of New Holstein during their married life.

Geny was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in New Holstein and the Christian Women’s Society.

She is survived by her husband, Gregor, of New Holstein; three sons, Gordon {JoAnn} Schwarz, John Schwarz and Gregory {Cathy} Schwarz, all of New Holstein; three daughters, Mary {Duane} Haensgen of New Holstein, Rose {Terry} Wehse of Plymouth and Kristine and her fiancee’ Luke Vander Velde of Elcho, Wis.; 12 grandchildren, Michael and Jennifer Schwarz, Robert, Melissa and Charles Schwarz, Pamela, Gregory and Steven Schwarz, Jason and Amber Haensgen, and Ryan and Samantha Wehse. Further survived by three sisters; Frances Ninmer of New Holstein, Margaret {Carl} Gebhart of Chilton and Helen Reinl of New Holstein; numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and the many friends she made while her stay at the Calumet Homestead in New Holstein.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Marion Schmitz and Agnes Hanke.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday April 21, 2004, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in New Holstein. Rev. Frank Weber, pastor, will officiate. Entombment will be in the Knollwood Mausoleum in Manitowoc.

Friends may call at the Sippel Funeral Home in New Holstein on Tuesday April 20, 2004, from 4 to 7 p.m. and again on Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. until the time of brief family rites at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. The Rosary will be recited at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

The Sippel Funeral Home in New Holstein is assisting the family.


Hyram H. Smith - Manitowoc's Der Nord Westen - August 5, 1886
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Hyram H. Smith of Sheboygan Falls, the well-known cheese maker, died suddenly in Hilbert.


Michael P. Schreiner - Post-Crescent - Appleton WI - Monday - January 5, 1953 - p. 12 - c. 5
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Former Official of Town of Woodville Dies in Menasha at 68.

Michael P. Schreiner, 68, former assessor and health officer of the town of Woodville in Calumet county, died at the home of his son, Earl Schreiner, 829 Jefferson street, Menasha, at 2:10 Sunday morning after being ill since June.

He was born Nov. 8, 1884, in the town of Woodville, {the son of Nickolas and Margaret Thiel Schreiner}, and lived there and at Appleton before coming to Menasha in June to live with his son. He had been employed at the Zwicker Knitting mill.

Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. John Hechtman, Munising, Mich.; two sons, Irmin and Earl, both of Menasha; a brother, Theodore, Collegeville, Minn.; two sisters, Mrs. Theresa Feathers of Collegeville, Minn., and Mrs. Anna May of Fond du Lac, and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning at St. Mary church, Menasha with the Rev. Joseph A. Becker in charge. The cortege will form at 8:30 that morning at the Laemmrich Funeral home in Menasha and burial will be in St. John cemetery at St. John. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening and the rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock Tuesday night.


Gertrude Schreiner - Post-Crescent - Appleton WI - Monday - July 8, 1974 - p. B7 - c. 3
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Mrs. Gertrude {Fisch} Schreiner, 635 Manitowoc St., Menasha, age 80, passed away Sunday evening following a lingering illness. She was born March 9, 1894 in St. John, Wisc., {a daughter of John and Rose Horn Fisch. She married Michael Schriener at St. John Church, St. John on Sept 17, 1912. He died on Jan. 4, 1953.} and had been a resident of the Fox Cities most of her life. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. John {Angie} Hechtman of Munising, Mich.; two sons, Irmin of Menasha, and Earl of Anaheim, California; a brother, John Fisch of Menasha; a sister, Mrs. Rose Thiel of Menasha; 6 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Laemmrich Funeral Home with the Rev. Louis Prefontain officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery in St. John. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 until 9 p.m. on Tuesday.


Wilehlm Schwartz - Manitowoc's Der Nord Westen - July 26, 1900
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Sun. noon Wilhelm Schwartz, a brakeman for the Northwestern Railroad, noticed a body in the ferry slip. Authorities were notified, the body recovered and identified as that of Arthur Rahn, a coal shoveler who had disappeared on 10 July. It was believed at that time that he had probably fallen into the slip and drowned, but a search did not find a body. Justice of the Peace Markham held a coroner’s inquiry. The body was turned over to undertaker Anton Vogt, and it was shipped to New Holstein for burial.


Clement A. Schumacher - Times-Journal - Chilton WI - November 2, 2000 - p. 35
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Clement A. Schumacher, age 84, of Stockbridge, died on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000 at the Calumet Medical Center in Chilton.

He was born on Nov. 21, 1915 in Johnsburg, son of the late John and Dora {Petrie} Schumacher. He married Helen M. Hemauer on Nov. 28, 1946 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge.

He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He owned and operated Hemauer's General Store in Stockbridge until his retirement in 1978, when he became a winter resident of Sun City Center, FL.

He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge, M.D. Hostettler American Legion Post #128 of Stockbridge, Calumet County Veterans Commission, Stockbridge Volunteer Fire Dept., Stockbridge Lions Club, Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce, and a charter member of Knights of Columbus Council #7282 of Florida.

Survivors include his wife, Helen of Stockbridge; five children, Jean Patenaude of Plymouth, Ann {Norb} Gilles of Stockbridge, Thomas {Kathy} Schumacher of Lakewood, CO, Richard {Merry} Schumacher of Stockbridge, Marilyn {Tom} Behnke of Stockbridge; 1 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; a brother Alvin {Etta} Schumacher of Neenah; nieces, nephews, many neighbors and friends.

He was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, William F. Patenaude, and a sister and brother-in-law, Adeline and Larry Schuh.

Funeral services were on Monday, Oct. 30, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge, with the Rev. Leander Nickel officiating. Military rites by American Legion Post #128 followed, with burial in the parish cemetery.

A memorial fund has been established in the name of Clement Schumacher.


Dora Schumacher - Times-Journal - Chilton WI - July 31, 1980
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Mrs. Dora Schumacher, 95, formerly of Stockbridge, died Thursday, July 24 at the Americana Health Center.

She was born May 17, 1885 in St. Joe, Wisconsin, {a daughter of Anton and Mary Kirsten Petrie}. She was married to John Schumacher in 1914 and lived on a farm in Johnsburg until his death in 1924. Then she moved to Stockbridge where she made her home until 1975 when she entered the Americana Health Center.

Mrs. Schumacher was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Stockbridge, and its Christian Mothers Society.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Larry {Adeline} Schuh, Appleton; two sons, Clem A . Schumacher, Stockbridge; Alvin L. Schumacher, Neenah; two sisters, Mrs. Olive Gavin and Mrs. Polly Cazel, San Diego, California; 19 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

The funeral was at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Stockbridge, with the Rev. John Feeney officiating.

Burial was in St. John's Cemetery, Johnsburg, where the committal was at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 26th.


Oscar P. Stephany - The Reporter - Fond du Lac WI - January 2, 2001
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Oscar P. Stephany, 88, of 1223 Highway 67, Kiel, died Saturday noon, Dec. 30, 2000, at Calumet Medical Center, Chilton, where he was a patient the past five days. He had been a resident of Willowdale Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, New Holstein, for the past five months.

He was born Feb. 27, 1912, in Brothertown, a son of the late Michael and Margaret Weinreis Stephany.

He attended grade school in Johnsburg and also attended a trade school in Milwaukee.

On June 14, 1933, he married Adele Petrie. She preceded him in death on March 18, 1976. On July 30, 1979, he married Violet Diefenthaler in Chilton.

Oscar farmed and drove truck for many years and also worked at Silver Moon Foods, New Holstein, where he was a mechanic and driver for 19 years until his retirement in 1982. He was a member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Kiel. Oscar enjoyed woodworking.

Survivors include his wife, Violet of Kiel; and eight children, Joanne {Jerald} Kobriger of Chilton, Michael {Marianne} Stephany of Kiel, Robert {Andrea} Stephany of New Holstein, Allan {Barbara} Stephany of Mount Calvary, Mary {John} Koenigs of Tipp City, Ohio, Linda {Robert} Deml of Chilton, John Stephany and Ilene of New Holstein and James {Joan} Stephany of New Holstein. He is further survived by 31 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by four stepchildren, Diane {Brian} Nelson of Minneapolis, Minn., Scott Fenn of Michigan, Steven Fenn and his fiancée Barb of New Holstein and Doug Fenn and his friend Greg of Sheboygan; and three step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Hedwig; one brother, Norman; and two grandchildren, Richard and Todd Stephany.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Kiel with the Rev. Loren Nys, SDS, officiating. Burial will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery, New Holstein. Friends may call at Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home, Kiel, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, when brief family rites will be held. A memorial has been established for SS Peter and Paul School Endowment Fund.


Adelle Stephany - The Reporter - Fond du Lac WI - Thursday - March 18, 1976 - p. 28 - c. 3
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Mrs. Oscar {Adelle} Stephany, 61, of 1803 Harrison St., New Holstein, died at 5:30 a.m. today at Calumet Memorial Hospital, Chilton, after a lengthy illness.

She was born at Mount Calvary on March 4, 1915, the daughter of the late Anton and Mary Abler Petrie. She attended Holy Cross Catholic School at Mount Calvary and on June 14, 1933, she was married at Holy Cross Church, Mount Calvary.

Mrs. Stephany was a resident of New Holstein for 13 years where she was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and Christian Mothers.

Survivors include her widower; five sons, Michael, Robert, John and James all of New Holstein and Allan of St. Joe; three daughters, Mrs. Jerome {Joanne} Kobriger and Mrs. Robert {Linda} Deml both of Chilton and Mrs. John {Mary} Koenigs of Shakopee, Minn.; and 24 grandchildren.

Also surviving are four brothers, Rudolph Petrie of Johnsburg, Roman and Alex Petrie both of St. Joe and Alfred Petrie of New Holstein. A grandchild, two sisters and three brothers preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Erbe-Evjen Funeral Home, New Holstein, and at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church, New Holstein. The Rev. Ralph Hermsen will officiate, and burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

Visitation for Mrs. Stephany will be after 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


Frances Schuette - Fond du Lac Reporter - Monday - July 14, 1975
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Mrs. Edward Schuette, 79, of 2310 Monroe St., New Holstein, died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Calumet Memorial Hospital, Chilton.

She was born May 28, 1896, the daughter of Adrian and Catherine Mauer Wettstein. She Attended St. Mary’s Parochial School at Marytown.

On October 12, 1915. she was married at Kiel, And the couple celebrated their 50th wedding Anniversary in 1965.

Mrs. Schuette {Frances} was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, New Holstein and Christian Mothers Society.

Surviving are her widower; a son, Leslie of Manitowoc; two grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Nine brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Erbe-Evjen Funeral home, New Holstein, and at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church, New Holstein.

The Rev. Ralph Hermsen will officiate, and burial Will follow in the parish cemetery.

Visitation for Mrs. Schuette will be after 4 p.m. Today at the funeral home.


Mrs. John {Mary Ann} Seichter - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - November 5, 1957
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Mrs. John Seichter, 87, passed away early this morning at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. And Mrs. Nick Gebhart of Sheboygan. She had been in ill health for the past year.

Born May 15, 1870, in Jericho, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wettstein, she was married Oct. 17th, 1893, to John Seichter at Jericho. They lived in Charlesburg most of their married life. She was a member of St. Charles Congregation at Charlesburg and also a member of the Christian Mothers society.

Survivors are eight daughters, Mrs. Frank {Veronica} Steffen of New Holstein, Mrs. Otto {Lorina} Ludwig of Chilton. Mrs. Hubert {Hildegarde} Nett of Kiel, Mrs. Albert {Lydia} Ott of Sheboygan Falls, Mrs. Nick {Helen} Gebhart of Sheboygan, Mrs. Clarence {Anna} Kleinhaus of Chilton, Mrs. Emil {Lucille} Landrath of Sheboygan, and Mrs. Joseph {Irene} Beumler of Kiel; a son, Bernard, of Sheboygan; 48 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Albert of New Holstein and Simon of Chilton; and two sisters, Mrs. August Propson and Mrs. John Propson of Chilton.

Her husband died May 29, 1927, and two sons also preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the Pfeffer Funeral Home at Chilton and at 10 o’clock at St. Charles Catholic Church at Charlesburg with the Rev. Francis J. Melchoirs officiating. Burial will be in St. Charles cemetery.

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

The Rosary will be recited at the funeral home by members of The Christians Mothers Society at 8 p.m. Thursday, and again at 8 p.m. Friday by Father Melchoirs.


Merle James Schaefer - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - April 3, 1952
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Merle James Schaefer, 22, of Route 2, New Holstein, passed away suddenly at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, at the St. Agnes Hospital, Fond du Lac.

He was born April 20, 1929, in Sheboygan Falls, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Schaefer. He attended St. Charles parochial School in Charlesburg and New Holstein High School. On Oct. 21, 1948, he was married at Mt. Calvary to Miss Zelda Merten.

The deceased was a member of the Holy Name Society and the Senior Servers of St. Charles Catholic Church at Charlesburg.

Survivors include: his wife; a daughter, Sheila Mae, 3; a son, Thomas Carl, 1; his parents; and his maternal grandfather, Anton Daun.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, at the Erbe Hoffmann Funeral Home at Chilton and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church in Charlesburg. The Rev. Francis J. Melchoirs will be celebrant of the requiem high mass and burial will be made in the church cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the funeral home from 7 p.m., today, until the hour of services.

Members of the Holy Name Society will hold a vigil and pray the rosary at 8 p.m., tonight, at the funeral home, and the Rev. Fr. Melchiors will lead the rosary again at 8 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home.


Joseph B. Schneider - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - November 20, 1963
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Joseph B. Schneider, 70, of R. 2, Chilton, died suddenly at his home at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday after being stricken with an apparent heart attack.

Mr. Schneider lived in the Town of New Holstein, Charlesburg, Marytown area since 1919.

He was born at Lena, Wis., March 13, 1893, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Balbus Schneider. He attended school at Lena and spent his entire life farming.

He married Theresa Boehnlein Oct. 20, 1917 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Marytown.

He was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church, Charlesburg and the Holy Name Society of the parish and served as town chairman of the Town of Brothertown, chairman of the highway committee of Calumet county and treasurer of the Calumet Mutual Insurance Co. of New Holstein.

Survivors are his wife, there sons, Luke of Charlesburg, Mark of St. Anna, and James of Kiel; four daughters Mrs. Martin {Marie} Woelfel of New Holstein, Mrs. Vincent {Evelyn} Hanke of Charlesburg, and Mrs. Germann {Loretta} Schommer of Cedarburg and Miss Florence Schneider at home; and 27 grandchildren.

He also is survived by four brothers, Henry fo Fort Meyers, Fla., Leo and Ray of Milwaukee and Archie of Coleman; and four sisters, Mrs. Mathilda Leidle of Milwaukee, Mrs. Arthur VanDerHeyden of Elm Grove and Miss Agnes and Miss Evelyn Schneider of Milwaukee.

One son preceded him in death.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.


George Schwarz - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - November 21, 1963
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George Schwarz, 73, of 17 E. Grand St., Chilton died Wednesday at 10:45 a.m. at St. Nicholas Hospital. He had been ill about three years and was hospitalized for the last 10 days.

Mr. Schwarz, who had resided at the Anna M. Reiss Home for the past two months, was born in the Town of Charlestown Aug, 22 1890, the son of George and Barbara Gruber Schwarz.

He was a farmer and a field superintendent of the Menominee Sugar Co., Green Bay, for 28 years until retiring three years ago.

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

Mr. Schwarz married Jennie Nicolay Nov. 16, 1915, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, New Holstein. She preceded him in death Aug 26, 1961.

Surviving him are two daughters, Mrs. Ivan {Catherine} Theurwachter, Chilton, and Mrs. Fred {Genevieve} Ristow, Fond du Lac; two sons, Robert of White Pigeon, Mich., and John, Chilton; a brother, Andrew, Hilbert; a half-brother, Gustav Buhl, Chilton; three sisters, Sister M. Camilla, OSF, Cross Plains, Mrs. Peter Geiser, Chilton, and Mrs., Joseph Daun of the Anna Reiss Home, Sheboygan; and 15 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Chilton, and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Chilton. The Rev. Henry Schmitt will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday. The parish vigil will be at 8 p.m. Friday and the Knights of Columbus and Holy Name will recite the Rosary at 9 p.m. Friday.


Jerome G. Schwarz - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - May 13, 1971
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Jerome G. Schwarz, 50, of 1500 Roosevelt Ave., New Holstein, died Wednesday at Willowdale Nursing Home in New Holstein after a lingering illness.

Born in Chilton on June 9, 1920, the son of the late Andrew and Rose Merge Schwarz, he attended Charlestown schools and was an auto mechanic most of his life.

He married Gertrude Escher on June 5, 1943, in New Holstein. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and of its Holy Name Society.

Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Barbara, a student at Stout State University at Menomonie; and Susan of Appleton; two brothers, Eugene of Green Lake and Florian of R. 1, Chilton; two sisters, Mrs. Ivan Novak of Hilbert and Mrs. Cyril Borns of Mount Horeb. He was preceded in death by a daughter and a brother.

Funeral services will be at 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the Erbe-Evjen Funeral Home in New Holstein and at 10:15 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with the Rev. Hubert Nilles, pastor, celebrant of the funeral Mass. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 p.m. Friday until time of services.

There will be a Holy Name Rosary at 7:30 p.m. Friday, followed by a Service of the Wake at 8.


Margaret {Gruber} Schwarz - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - September 1, 1934
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Mrs. Schwartz{sic} of Chilton Dies At Her Home There

Chilton --Mrs. John Schwarz died at her home here on Washington street at 6:45 a.m. today, after having been ill for several months.

Mrs. Schwarz was born in Bavaria, Germany, seventy-four years ago and came to this country at the age of twenty-one years. She was married to John Schwarz in Chilton fifty-one years ago. Her husband preceded her in death Jan. 25, 1904.

The following children survive: Mrs. Theodore Christoph and Miss Margaret Schwarz of Chilton, Mrs. Emory Mangolz, Mrs. Eugene Caudy and Dr. A. J. Schwarz of Milwaukee, and Leonard, in Africa. There are also seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock at St. Mary's Catholic Church and Rev. H. E. Hunck will officiate. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.


Margaret K. Schwarz - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - December 13, 1976
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Miss Margaret K. Schwarz, 89, of Chilton, died Saturday at Calumet Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

She was born June 10, 1887 in Chilton, daughter of the late John and Margaret Gruber Schwarz.

Miss Schwarz worked at Knauf-Tesch Co. as an executive secretary for many years.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Chilton and the Daughters of Isabelle.

Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Emery {Anna} Mangold of Milwaukee and a brother; Leonard of Stockbridge. She was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary's Church with the Rev. James Vennix, pastor, as celebrant of the Funeral Mass. Family rites will be at 10:30 a.m. in the Pfeffer-Wieting Funeral Home, Chilton. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday until 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The parish vigil will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday.


Bertha Fredericka Ida Schlichting - Manitowoc's Herald Times - 1914
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Harvest Of Death – Two Estimable Women Of Our City Taken From Our Community Widows Of Veterans Of Civil War

Mrs. Reinhard Schlichting and Mrs. Michael Huntz are Called to Their Reward During the Past Week.


It is with the deepest regret that The Times chronicles the death of Mrs. Bertha F. I. Schlichting, widow of the late Reinhard Schlichting, and one of Chilton’s prominent pioneer women, which occurred on Tuesday morning, July 7, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Goesling, following a long siege of intermittent suffering. Some years ago Mrs. Schlichting was stricken with paralysis and though she rallied from the stoke in time, her health was never the same and there were periods in which she was desperately ill, near death’s door it would seem; but careful nursing and a rugged constitution would bring her back to fairly good health again. As the years passed she became less able to withstand these attacks, the final one which occurred about four weeks ago ending her suffering and bringing her eternal rest.

Bertha Fredericka Ida Belitz was born July 3rd, 1842, in Seehausen, Germany, being 72 years of age at the time of her death. She was left without a mother in early infancy and when thirteen years of age went to Berlin to make her home with a sister. At the age of nineteen she came to this country, joining her father, the late Colonel Henry F. Belitz, who had preceded her, at Kiel, this state, where she was married July 30, 1864, to the late Major Schlichting, who was home from the war on a furlough. In 1866, they came to Chilton and purchased the Washington Houser, the leading hotel in this vicinity in early days, and conducted the same for six years, during which time Mrs. Schlichting was known far and wide for her kind hospitality and the admirable manner in which she looked after the comfort of her guests. Her motherly care of every one, sick or in trouble, who sought the shelter of her home, made her many staunch friends among her patrons and acquaintances, friends loyal to her until the end. Mrs. Schlichting was recognized as one of the thoroughly good and charitable women of Chilton ever since coming to the town. Kind hearted and sympathetic to a remarkable degree she had a tear for every sorrow and a smile for every joy. Her neighbors’ joys and sorrows were hers and she never failed to express this kindred feeling on all occasions, her hearty hand grasp speaking the sympathy or joy that her words could not reveal. She was a devoted wife and mother, making her household the abode of affection, where true, old fashioned hospitality to invited guest or stranger was never wanting. A place by her fireside for the weary and a seat at her board for the hungry was always assured and she was never so happy as when contributing to the happiness of others.

She was the mother of four children, one of whom, Oscar, is dead, and in addition to rearing her brood she made a place in her heart and home for two motherless relatives, William and Lillie Schlichting, the latter now Mrs. C. S. Fulton, whom she raised from infancy until able to do for themselves. Her husband died suddenly of heart failure on July 6th, 1897, which dampened her spirit and saddened her life immeasurably but the devoted care of daughter and sons helped to make up for the great loss and surrounded her with every comfort until called to join him in a better world. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Chas. Goessling, of this city and two sons, Herman B. Schlichting of Deadwood, S. Dakota, and Carl Schlichting of Chicago, also by two grand sons, Victor H. Schlicthing of Minneapolis, Minn., Eugene of Deadwood, and one great grand son, William Herman Schlichting of Minneapolis, three sisters, Mmes. Helen Hoyer, H. C. Lammers of Chicago, Mrs. G. A. Hipke of Milwaukee and three brothers, Dr. Wm. Belitz of Cochran, this state, Dr. Alfred Belitz of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Arthur Belitz of Madison.

The funeral was held from the home Friday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock, Rev. W. A. Arpke officiating, with interment in the family lot in the Breed cemetery.


Mrs. John Semke - No Newspaper Listed - December, 1918
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Friends and acquaintances of Mrs. John Semke were shocked to learn of her sudden death Tuesday of influenza-pneumonia, at the age of 25 years. Mr. and Mrs. Semke were former residents of Kiel, having moved to New Holstein, where she died, but a few weeks ago. Private funeral services will be held today {Thursday} at two o'clock, after which the remains will be taken to LaCrosse for burial.


Henry Schueler - No Newspaper Listed - July 29, 1948
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Henry Schueler Passes Away At New Holstein

Henry Schueler, aged 85, passed away at his home in New Holstein last week Wednesday afternoon.

A native of Saukville, Mr. Schueler was born Nov. 5, 1862, the son of Balthazor and Catherine Schueler. He attended school in Saukville, and came to New Holstein as a youth. He learned the wagonmaking trade at a trade school in Milwaukee and subsequently worked as a blacksmith and wagonmaker. For the past 30 years he has worked for the F. W. Schmidt Pea Harvester Co. at New Holstein.

Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Clarence {Edna} Perry of Great Falls, Mont.; two sons, Milton of St. Paul, Minn., and Lyle of Westfield, N. J.; six grandchildren, and two brothers, Louis of St. Louis, and George of Saukville. One daughter, Mrs. Anje Meyer died in February, 1945; a son Norman in January, 1946, and another daughter, Mrs. Nora Boege in November, 1947.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Erbe-Hoffmann Funeral home in New Holstein, with the Rev. John H. Seidler officiating. Burial was made in the New Holstein city cemetery.

Pallbearers were A. T. Hipke, Herman Muenster, Robert Schilling, D. F. Kaiser, H. D. Lauson and August Vollstedt. During the services Mrs. Jacob Schildhauer sang "Litany for all Souls" by Brahm, and "Now the Laborer’s Cross is O’er," by Grieg, with accompaniment by Mrs. Don Evjen.


Viola Schad - No Newspaper Listed - February, 1920
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Called From Vale Of Tears

Obituaries of People Summoned to the Great Beyond In the New Holstein correspondence of last week mention was made of the death of Miss Viola Schad, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Schad, former residents of Kiel. At the request of the parents we publish below the obituary which appeared in the last issue of the New Holstein Reporter, with additions:

Taken sick with what was at first thought to be a slight attack of influenza, but which rapidly developed into a severe case of pneumonia, resulted in the death of Miss Viola Schad on Monday, February 16th, at two o’clock. Death came after a ten days’ illness although she had the best of care and medical aid she quietly passed to the great unknown land.

Viola Schad was born in Hinzeville on the 14th day of March 1900. About six years ago she moved to New Holstein with her parents. After attending the public school here for a short time she sought employment as a domestic. For the past year and a half she was employed at the home of Dr. H. C. Krohn, where her death took place.

She was ambitious and industrious, of exceptionally kind and lovable traits that won the esteem of her friends. She will long be remembered by those who knew her best.

The remains were taken to the home of her parents, where they reposed until Thursday morning at 10 o’clock, when funeral services were held by Rev. Kuborn, and the remains interred in the Holy Rosary cemetery.

She is survived by her father and one brother, Arthur Schad, her step-mother, one step-brother, Alex, and one step-sister, Theresa.


Ida Schneider - No Newspaper Listed - November 15, 1962
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Mrs. Joseph F. Schneider Dies at Home Friday

Mrs. Joseph F. Schneider, 62, of Route 2, Kiel died at her home Friday evening. Death was attributed to a heart attack.

A Solemn requiem Mass was celebrated Tuesday at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic church by the Rev. George Kiefer, following brief rites at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Ann’s Cemetery.

The former Ida Schmitz was born April 2, 1900, near Marytown, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Schmitz and received her education at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Marytown.

She was married to Henry J. Schmitz of St. Anna on January 28, 1919. The couple farmed two miles west of St. Anna. He died in April, 1954.

After his death, Mrs. Schmitz lived in Kiel for seven years before her marriage to Joseph Schneider on October 14, 1961.

She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Kiel, the Christian Mothers Society of the church, and the Christian Mothers Society of St. Ann’s Church at St. Anna.

Survivors are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Lyle Casper of Kiel; three sons, Gordon and Daniel of Kiel, Primin of De Pere; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Also surviving are four step-daughters, Mrs. Clarence Gruenke and Mrs. Richard Burkard of Sheboygan, Mrs. Michael Klapperich of Marytown and Mrs. Donald Winkler of St Anna: six stepsons Lambert Schneider of rural Elkhart Lake, Robert, Walter and Roger of Kiel; Joseph Jr. of New Holstein, Richard of Fond du Lac; 42 step-grand children; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Strubing of Sheboygan, Mrs. Peter Klapperich of Marytown, Mrs. William Gross of New Holstein, and two brothers, Nick Schmitz of Marytown and Norbert Schmitz of New Holstein.


Herman B. Schlichting - No Newspaper Listed - January 20, 1920
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Masonic Lodge Had Charge Of The Funeral Services On Wednesday His Death Follows An Operation

Herman B. Schlichting, Former a Resident of Chilton, Died at Los Angeles, California


The body of Herman B. Schlichting, who died in a hospital at Los Angeles, California, on Monday evening, Jan. 12th, was brought to this city on Tuesday evening of this week and taken to the Masonic Temple where it lay in state until one o’clock on Wednesday afternoon when the funeral services were conducted by brother masons of Chilton Lodge No. 154. A large number of old neighbors and friends were present at the funeral rites.

Mr. Schlichting and his wife, who resided at San Diego, Calif., had gone to Los Angeles for the holidays and while attending a theater on New Year’s the former was taken with an acute attack of hiccoughs which was the first warning of a serious indigestion. Every known remedy to relieve him of the annoyance was applied, but to no purpose. He was finally taken to a hospital and other complications settling in he underwent a surgical operation for appendicitis, passing away shortly after.

Herman B. Schlichting, oldest son of the late Major Reinhart and Bertha Belitz Schlichting, was born at Kiel, June 28, 1866, the same year coming to Chilton with his parents who took charge of the Washington House. He attended the high school and upon leaving that institution entered the local office of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad and took up the study of telegraphy. In 1889 he went to Duluth, Minn., to accept a position as bookkeeper with the Falk, Jung & Borchert Brewing Company in their branch office in that city. The following year he was transferred by the company to their St. Paul office. On Nov. 18,

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Mrs. B. Schlichting - No Newspaper Listed - July 18, 1914
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Funeral of Mrs. Schlichting

The funeral of Mrs. B. Schlichting, held at the home at 1:30 o’clock on Friday afternoon, Rev. W. A. Arpke officiating, was largely attended, friends and relatives coming from far and near to be present at the last sad rites. Following the funeral service the remains were borne to the Breed cemetery where they were laid away in the family lot beside those of husband and son gone before. The German Ladies’ Aid Society, of which the deceased was a member, attended in a body, as did also many members of the Jos. B. Reynolds Post, G. A. R., and in addition to the large number of friends from the city and vicinity the following from outside were present:

Herman B. Schlichting, Deadwood, So. Dak.; Mrs. John Hoyer, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Sammers, Chicago, Ill.; Dr. G. A. Hipke, Milwaukee; Arthur Belitz, Madison; Mrs. Hermine Schlichting, Lake, Linden, Mich.; Herman Ruppenthal, Tigerton; Mrs. Robert Goessling, Mrs. Will Schindel, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Goessling, Glenbeulah; Mrs. Peter Reuther, Mrs. Dale Andrews, Miss Sarah Reuther, Brillion; Mrs. Hy. Erdmann, Miss Katherine Murphy, Milwaukee; Mrs. Marie Gutheil, Waukesha; Mrs. Catherine Baldwin, Mrs. Anne Fitzmaurice, Appleton; Mrs. Bruehl of Neenah; Mrs. Louis Laun, Elkhart; Mrs. Albert Dassler, Mrs. Hy. Ammann, Miss Hedwig Lindner, Kiel, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Hipke, Miss Ludmilla Hipke, Mrs. Geo. Leverenz, Mrs. Geo. Schroeder, Mrs. And Mrs. Hy. Oesau, Mrs. and Mrs. Wm. Oesau, Mr. and Mrs. John Arpts, New Holstein


Maria Struck - No Newspaper Listed - February 25, 1937
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Conduct Funeral Services For New Holstein Woman

Funeral services for Mrs. Carl Struck, aged 70, who passed away at 4 p.m. Monday following a stroke, will be held {today} Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Erbe-Hoffman Funeral Home in New Holstein with the Rev. A. G. Schmid of the St. John Evangelical and Reformed church officiating. Interment will be made in the New Holstein city cemetery.

Mrs. Struck, nee Maria Dorothea Claussen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Claussen, was born Oct. 23, 1866, in Kemptenberg Leiditmarsch, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. When she was sixteen, in the year 1882, the family came to this country, settling at Stockbridge. The deceased was married to Carl Struck on March 2, 1886, and the couple made their home on the Struck homestead three miles north of New Holstein for 28 years. The farm is now owned by Joseph Leitner. For the past 23 years, Mr. and Mrs. Struck resided in New Holstein. She is survived by her husband and four daughters, Mrs. Elsa Bosma, Mrs. Rudolph Jochimsen, and Mrs. Edwin Jochimsen, all of New Holstein, and Mrs. John Voss of Collins; eight grandchildren and two great—grandchildren. A son passed away in infancy.

The New Holstein Ladies’ Aid Society of which Mrs. Struck was a member, will attend the services in a body.


Veronica Schmitz - No Newspaper Listed
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On Saturday noon the toll of the church bell announced the death of another young life, that of Miss Veronica Schmitz, youngest daughter of Mrs. Nic. Schmitz from here, which occurred at the home of her sister, Mrs. Julius Heus at Marytown, following a brief illness of influenza-pneumonia. The deceased was 23 years old, was born at St. Anna and spent her entire life here until about a year ago, since that time staying at the home of her sister. She was an amiable and bright young lady, ambitious to succeed, faithful in the line of duty, and made friends wherever she was known. She is survived by her mother, five sisters and eight brothers. The remains were brought here and buried in St. Ann’s cemetery on Tuesday.


William Schildhauer - No Newspaper Listed - 1939
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W. Schildhauer Passes Away

William Schildhauer passed away at New Holstein at 7:15 p.m. last Wednesday, after a prolonged illness.

Mr. Schildhauer was born in New Holstein May 10, 1865, on the Schildhauer homestead a half mile east of the city, the son of Joachim and Dorothea Schildhauer. He attended the public school at New Holstein and at Colby. In 1886 he was appointed assistant register of deeds to his brother, Henry, at Neillsville. He lived most of his life at the New Holstein homestead, except for a short stay at Neillsville and Colby.

In the fall of 1938 he retired from his farm and moved to New Holstein. He had conducted an ice business for a number of years before 1930.

He was a well-known musician, being a former member of the Kiel Arion Band, orchestra, and Maennerchor. He also enjoyed singing, and sang with a well-known quartette for some time. He was an active member of the New Holstein Turnverein.

Mr. Schildhauer is survived by the following; a brother, Edward of Los Angeles, and four sisters, Clara, Ellen, Mrs. Herman Francke and Mrs. Herman Thiessen of New Holstein. Four brothers preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Erbe – Hoffman Funeral Home, with the Rev. A. George Schmid, pastor of the St. John’s Evangical and Reformed church officiating. Interment was made in the New Holstein city cemetery.

During the services a male quartette sang several selections.

Pallbearers were nephews of the deceased: Fred, Jacob and Rudolph Schildhauer, Reuben and Gilmore Kuehl, and E. Kunze. Honorary pallbears were members of the Maennerchor.

The New Holstein city band played several funeral marches.

The following from away attended the last rites: Mr. and Mrs. Edward Schildhauer of Los Angeles, California; Mr. and Mrs Clarence Owen and Mrs. Gertrude Evens of Janesville; Mrs. Clifford Owen of Footville; Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Schildhauer, Mr. and Mrs. H. Henrichson, Mr. and Mrs. Erich Kunze, and Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Voelker and son of Milwaukee.


Barbara Stemper - No Newspaper Listed - 1927
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Called By Death

Death claimed Mrs. John Stemper, Sr., of this city, on Monday morning at 2:30, after a year's illness with dropsy. Barbara Stemper, nee Grabinger, was born in Germany on May 12, 1850. She emigrated to this country with her parents, as a child.

After her marriage on March 5, 1872 to Mr. Stemper, they moved onto a farm near Port Washington, where they lived for four years, then coming to the town of New Holstein. Eight years ago they sold their farm to their son John and moved to Kiel.

Mr. Stemper survives her. Ten children were born to them, all of whom are living, as follows: Mrs. Koehler of Charlestown, N. J. Stemper of Russell, Mrs. Anton Raeder of the town of New Holstein, Mrs. A. Weyker of Racine, Mrs. Bernhard Voigt of Portland, Oregon, John Stemper on the homestead, Mrs. A. Koller and E. Stemper of Kohler, and Mrs. J. Haas and Mrs. H. Mitter of Barton. There are also a brother, Mr. Grabinger of Random Lake, and a sister, Mrs. Wiskerchen of Pierce county; 29 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. The funeral services will be held at St. Peter & Paul's Catholic church on Friday morning at 9:30, officiated by Rev. Roder. The remains will be interred in the cemetery at St. Anna.


Herman Schnell - No Newspaper Listed - 1942
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H. Schnell Is Laid to Rest

Herman Schnell died of double pneumonia at 2 o'clock Wednesday morning, October 29th at the St. Agnes hospital at Fond du Lac.

The deceased was born March 25, 1906, the son of the late Anton Schnell at Town Eaton in Manitowoc county. He grew up in this county and worked as a machinist in a garage here. On October 3, 1936 he was married to Lillias Youmans of Stockbridge. They made their home with her father, Walter Youmans.

Mr. Schnell was employed for several years at Gib's service station in Stockbridge and recently was with the Arp's Corporation at New Holstein, until he became ill.

Survivors are his wife, and daughter Hermoine, aged 4; six sisters, Mrs. John Kautzer of Kiel, Mrs. Joseph Hartmann, Mrs. George Nehring and Mrs. Otto Trost of Sheboygan, and the Misses Elizabeth and Meta at home; and six brothers, Anton of School Hill, Roland of St. Nazianz, Gilbert of Sheboygan, and Louis, Leo and Othmar at home.

Funeral services were held at Stockbridge Friday.


Mrs. Ervin Stiller - No Newspaper Listed - 1958
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Mrs. Ervin Stiller, 59, of Cable, Wis., a former Plymouth resident, died at Trinity Hospital at Ashland early Thursday following a four-day illness.

She was born March 8, 1899, in New Holstein, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Bruns, and attended schools in New Holstein before moving to Sheboygan where he was married on Sept. 10, 1921.

Following their marriage, the couple lived in Sheboygan until 1929 when they moved to Plymouth. In 1944 they moved to Cable.

Survivors are her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Alice Andrews of Plymouth; a son, Gerald, stationed in the Philippines with the U.S. Navy; four grandchildren and two brothers, Henry of Kiel, Adolph of New Holstein.

Her parents, three sisters and one brother preceded her in death.

Services have been tentatively set for 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Wittkopp Funeral Home in Plymouth. The Rev. Samuel Bullough, pastor of First Congregational Church of Plymouth, will officiate and burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.


Mrs. John Seichter - No Newspaper Listed - November, 1958
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Mrs. John Seichter Dies At Sheboygan Tuesday A.M.

Mrs. John Seichter, 87, mother of Mrs. Joseph Beumler and Mrs. Hubert Nett died at the home of another daughter, Mrs. Nick Gebhardt at Sheboygan Tuesday morning.

Funeral services will be held at St. Charles Catholic church at Charlestown Saturday at 10 a. m. The Rev. Francis Melchiors will officiate.

Other survivors include five daughters: Mrs. Frank Steffen, New Holstein; Mrs. Otto Ludwig, Chilton; Mrs. Albert Ott, Sheboygan Falls; Mrs. Clarence Kleinhans, Chilton, and Mrs. Emil Landrath, Sheboygan; a son, Bernard, Sheboygan; 48 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Albert, New Holstein, and Simon, Chilton, and two sisters, Mrs. August Propson and Mrs. John Propson, Chilton.

Her husband died, May 29, 1927, and two sons also preceded her in death.


John Schwartz - No Newspaper Listed
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Father of Mrs. R. Schneider Dies at New Holstein

John Schwartz, aged 66, died suddenly Monday evening at his home in New Holstein.

He was born in Charlestown, April 17, 1886, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Schwartz and resided on a farm near there before retiring to his present home in New Holstein. He was married to Josephine Mueller, November 30, 1911.

Survivors include his wife; five daughters, Mrs. Fred Neima, Los Angeles, California, Mrs. Jerome Williams, Mrs. George Rabe, Jr. and Mrs. Anton Heimerl, all of New Holstein, and Mrs. Robet Schneider, Kiel; four sons, Sylvester, Clarence and Gregoire, New Holstein, and Sigmund of Arcado, California; 21 grandchildren; two half brothers, Gustave Buhl of Chilton and Conrad Buhl of West Bend; three brothers, Michael and George of Chilton and Andrew of Hilbert; four sisters, Sister M. Camillia of South Germantown, Mrs. Mary Richart, Mrs. Margaret Daun and Mrs. Anna Geiser, all of New Holstein.

Funeral services will be held at the Holy Rosary church Friday morning at 9:30 o'clock and burial will be made in the church cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Erbe-Hoffmann Funeral home from 7 p.m. Wednesday to time of funeral. The rosary will be recited Thursday evening at 8 o'clock.


Roman J. Schleh - The Sheboygan Press - October 16, 2004
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Roman J. {Romy} Schleh, age 84, a resident of St. Mary's Home, Manitowoc, died Friday morning, Oct 15, 2004, at St. Mary's Home.

He was born Dec. 27, 1919, in St. Nazianz, son of the late Joseph and Leona Garthoeffner Schleh.

Roman was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army.

He married the former Margaret Kiefer on Sept. 23, 1941, and she preceded him in death in 1970.

He then married the former Arlene A. Madson on April 9, 1983.

Romy was the owner of the Piggly Wiggly Store in New Holstein and a member of the St. Nazianz Senior Citizens Club. Romy was also a member of American Legion Post 124 of New Holstein.

{Survivors omitted for privacy}

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Schleh.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 18, at St. Gregory Catholic church in St. Nazianz with the Rev. Gregory Coulthard officiating. Burial will be at Holy Rosary Cemetery, New Holstein on Tuesday, Oct. 19, where graveside military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post 124 of New Holstein.

The family will greet relatives and friends from 4 p.m. until the time of Mass on Monday at the church.

The Christianson and Deja Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, Valders, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.


Evelyn J. {Hoerth} Smoot - The Sheboygan Press - July 3, 2002
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Evelyn J. Smoot, 86, of Kiel passed away at her home of congestive heart failure on Monday afternoon, July 1, 2002.

She was born Jan. 9, 1916 in Brothertown, WI, daughter of the late Joseph and Mathilda Karls Hoerth.

Evelyn attended St. Mary's School in Stockbridge.

On Oct. 6, 1936 she married Donald Smoot at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Chilton. Evelyn was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Elkhart Lake. Evelyn was past Secretary-Treasurer for Smoot construction and was past President of the Winnebago East Shore Lioness Club.

She was employed at Tecumseh Products, New Holstein for a number of years, retiring in 1978.

Evelyn enjoyed playing bingo and baking for her family and grandchildren.

{Survivors omitted for privacy}

She was preceded in death by her parents; father and mother-in-law, William and Eva Smoot; one sister, Helena Propson; two brothers, Alfred and Harold Hoerth; brothers-in-law, Glenn, Walter, Edgar, Theodore Smoot, Ambrose Propson; sisters-in-law; Delores {Roman} Hoerth, Ruby Philips, Eva Speerschneider; and one grandson, Randy Smoot.

Funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 6, 2002 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Elkhart Lake with the Rev. Daniel Lasecki officiating.

Burial will take place in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home, Kiel on Friday, July 5, 2002 from 4 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday, July 6, 2002 at the Resurrection Chapel at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Elkhart Lake, from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

A memorial has been established for the Lions Camp.

The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the Kiel Ambulance team, St. Nicholas Hospice, the Marsho Clinic and Dr. Coulis for the wonderful care given to Evelyn.


Servatius {Serva} P. Schmitz - No Newspaper Listed
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Servatius {Serva} P. Schmitz, 88, 309 St. Paul Avenue, Kiel, died at Rocky Knoll last Thursday afternoon after a brief illness.

He was born September 11, 1882, in Johnsburg, the son of the late Peter and Margie Griffan Schmitz.

He married the former Paulina Dorn at Johnsburg. She died in December, 1918.

He married the former Catherine Raddatz, July 6, 1921, at St. Anna Catholic Church, St. Anna.

The couple operated a farm in the Town of Russell until retirement in 1945, when they moved to Kiel.

He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Kiel, and its Holy Name Society.

Mr. Schmitz is survived by his wife; five daughters {survivors omitted for privacy}; a stepson, a brother; 22 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and a step-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a daughter and an infant son.


Johann Babtiste Saehwiler - Manitowoc's Der Nord Westen - July 5, 1888
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Suicide on Friday afternoon of Johann Babtiste Saehwiler by hanging in the barn of the St. Charles Hotel. The young man was born in 1861 in Buetschwil, Canton St. Gallen, Switzerland and came to America in 1885.

{Article describes his quality education in Switzerland and his vocational choices.}

He was working as a helper at the hotel for his keep. The deceased’s sister Maria was married to a Mr. Killian in Dunbas, Calumet Co. Justice of the Peace Bach led an inquest.


Nicholas Schockmel - Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - February 17, 1965 - P. 14 - C. 4
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Nicholas Schockmel, 81, of R. 2, Chilton, died at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at Calumet Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for more than two weeks.

A native of Fond du Lac County, he was born in the Town of Forest on July 9, 1883, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas {Theresa Wettstein} Schockmel, and was married to Kathrine Hoelzer, Nov. 22, 1910, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at Jericho. His wife died in 1955.

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

Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Emil {Sylvia} Nett, of R. 2, Chilton; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Schneider of San Antonio, Tex., Mrs. Rose Theyerl of Manitowoc, and Mrs. Louisa Hoffmann of Charlesburg; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild. One daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Sobiech, of New Holstein preceded him in death in December, 1964.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Erbe-Hoffmann Funeral Home at Chilton, and 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. The Rev. Walter Tuschel will be celebrant of the requiem high Mass and burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Thursday.


Katherine Schockmel - Sheboygan Press - Saturday - March 5, 1955 - P. 8 - C. 3
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Mrs. Nicholas Schockmel, 70, of Route 3, Chilton, died late Friday afternoon at her farm home, four miles northwest of Charlesburg, after a lingering illness.

Nee Katherine Hoelzer, she was born July 27, 1884 the Town of Stockbridge, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Hoelzer. She attended school in Stockbridge.

Her marriage to Nicholas Schockmel was solemnized at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at Jericho on Nov. 22, 1910. Mrs. Schockmel was a member of the Christian Mothers Society of the parish.

Survivors are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Emil {Sylvia} Nett, Jericho, and Mrs. Lawrence {Delores} Sobiach, at home; four grandchildren; a brother, John Hoelzer, Appleton, and six sisters, Mrs. Mary Brown, Town of Stockbridge, Mrs. Jake Schommer, Town of Brothertown, Mrs. Otto Wilson, Stockbridge, Mrs. Hugo Gerner, Chilton, Mrs. Fred Meyer, St. Paul, Minn., and Mrs. Nick Rott, Kaukauna. A daughter, Mrs. Raymond {Eleanor} Lorenz, preceded her in death in 1950.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Erbe-Hoffmann Funeral Home, Chilton, and at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, Jericho, with the Rev. William Hemauer, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. The body will lie in state at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday. Members of the Christian Mothers Society will recite the rosary at the church at 8 o’clock Sunday and Monday nights.

Funeral Write-up - Sheboygan Press - Thursday - March 10, 1955 - P. 22 - C. 6

Funeral services for Mrs. Katherine Schockmel, 70, Chilton R. 3, who passed away Friday at her farm home in the town of Stockbridge were held on Tuesday at 9:30 from the Erbe-Hoffmann Funeral home Chilton and 10 o’clock from the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Jericho with the Rev. William Hemauer, pastor as officiant. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers were Marvin Gerner, Walter Joas, Albert Joas, Harold Hoffmann, Norbert Schommer and John Van Horn.


Mrs. Emanuel {Lillian} Schneider - Chilton Times - May 1, 1926 - P. 1 - C. 6
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Dies Suddenly at a Hospital

Mrs. Emanuel Schneider of Stockbridge Town Collapses after the Birth of a Son Thursday. One of the saddest of recent deaths in this community occurred at St. Agnes’ Hospital at Fond du Lac, on Thursday afternoon, April 22nd, at 6:30 o’clock, when Mrs. Emanuel Schneider passed away two hours after giving birth to a son. Mrs. Schneider was in excellent condition before and after the ordeal. She talked with the doctors and nurses and the glad news of the birth was sent to the family at home. Two hours after, she had a sudden sinking spell and died before her husband, who was sent for, could reach her bedside.

Lillian Schockmel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas {Theresa Wettstein} Schockmel, was born in Osceola, Fond du Lac county, March 14, 1890. Her father died when she was two and a half years of age and upon the marriage of her mother to Anton Rott in 1898, she came to Stockbridge town to reside with them. With the exception of a year spent with her uncle, Chas. Wettstein, at Wabeno, this state, her home has been in the western section of Calumet county.

On Jan. 25, 1910, she was united in marriage to Emanuel Schneider and they settled on a farm in the town of Stockbridge on which they lived twelve years, then moved to Quinney where they purchased and operated a cheese factory and store. In conducting the business she was a wonderful helpmate, capable and untiring in the advancement of her husband’s financial interest and in making the home happy for him and their little family. She was a very popular young woman, beloved by everybody who knew her and never happier than when she was surrounded by her friends.

The deepest sorrow is expressed at her passing and the heart of the community goes out in sympathy to the bereft husband and motherless children. The remains were prepared for burial at Fond du Lac and brought to her late home in Quinney on Friday afternoon at 5:00 o’clock where they lay in state until Monday morning when the funeral was held at 9:30 o’clock in St. Mary’s church, Stockbridge. Rev. Fr. P.E. Herb officiated at the requiem Mass following which she was laid to rest in St. Mary’s cemetery.

Six brothers of Mr. Schneider: Jacob, Henry, Joseph, Frank, Charles and Edmund, acting as pallbearers. The funeral was one of the largest held from that church in years and flowers and cards in profusion expressed the sorrow of a legion of friends of the family. She is survived by her husband, 4 children: Lucile, 15 years, Walter 13, Claude 5 and Paul the infant for whom she gave up her young life. She also leaves a brother, Nick Schockmel, of Stockbridge, two sisters, Mrs. Peter Schneider of Merrill, this state, Mrs. Jos. Halfman of Stockbridge and a half-sister Mrs. Jos. Hoffmann of Charlesburg. The Times extends its sympathy to the bereft ones.


Mary Schwalbe - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - December 3, 1951 - p. 12
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Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Schwalbe, Chilton, were held at 1 p.m., Friday, at the Erbe-Hoffman Funeral home, Chilton.

The Rev. N. J. Griffith, pastor of the Trinity Presbyterian Church, officiated and burial was made in the Lomira cemetery.

Pallbearers were C. J. Kriwanek, Edgar Piper, Henry Steenport, V. E. Todd, Del Roll and Arthur Koch.


Orinda Sell - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - December 3, 1951 - p. 12
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Mrs. John Sell, 87, died Sunday at the Bethesda Nursing home, 1739 N. 6th St., where she had been living the past two years.

Nee Orinda Nicholson, she was born Nov. 19, 1864, at Charlestown, Wis., attended Chilton High School and taught school for several years after her graduation from Oshkosh State Teachers’ College.

On April 26, 1888, she was married to John Sell. The couple moved to Sheboygan in 1895.

Until recently Mrs. Sell was an active member of the Sheboygan Woman’s Club and the Silver Cross Circle of the King’s Daughters. She was secretary of the circle for many years.

Survivors are one son, George H., of Sheboygan, and a grandson, John C. Sell. Her husband, one daughter, Vivian, and a son, J. Curtiss, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, at the Ballhorn Funeral chapels with the Rev. Wilford H. Evans, pastor of the First Congregational Church, officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood.

Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of services. The casket will remain closed.

The Sheboygan Press – Wednesday, December 5, 1951 – P. 20

Funeral services for Mrs. John Sell, 87, of 1736 N. Second St., who passed away Sunday afternoon at the Bethesda Nursing Home in this city, were held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels with the Rev. Wilford H. Evans of the First Congregational Church officiating. Interment was made in the family lot in Wildwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Franklyn Sell, Leon Nickolson, William Morgan, Hugo Kaems, Charles Blake and Jerome Zufelt.


Joseph Suttner - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - December 14, 1951 - p. 6
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Joseph Suttner, 66, of Charlesburg, passed away Thursday evening after a year’s illness.

He was born in Charlesburg on June 8, 1885, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Suttner. He attended St. Charles Parochial school and on Nov. 28, 1911, married Miss Mary Eckes.

Survivors include: three sons, Cyril of Chilton, Herbert of New Holstein and Paul of Kiel; four daughters, Mrs. Donald {Tharsilla} Brandel of Portage, Mrs. Hugo {Dolores} Schaefer of Fond du Lac, Mrs. Gerald {Emily} Krug of Fond du Lac and Miss Rosemary at home; 11 grandchildren; one brother, Louie of Appleton; and one sister, Mrs. John Laitner of St. John. Three sisters, one brother and his parents preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 9 a.m. at the Erbe-Hoffmann Funeral home, Chilton, and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Charles Catholic church. The Rev. Francis J. Melthiors will officiate and burial will be made in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from Saturday at 7 p.m. until the time of the services.

The Sheboygan Press – Wednesday, December 19, 1951 – P. 16

Funeral services for Joseph Suttner, 66, who died Thursday evening at his home at Charlesburg, were held at 9 a.m., Monday, at the Erbe-Hoffmann Funeral Home, Chilton, and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church, Charlesburg.

The Rev. Francis J. Melchiors, pastor, was the celebrant of the requiem high mass. The senior choir sang the mass. Burial took place in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers were Louis Mueller, Albert Daun, Andrew Broeckel, Math Franzen, Bruno Keuler, and Anton Broeckel.

Members of St. Charles parish joined the Rev. Francis J. Melchiors in the recitation of the rosary at 8 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home.


Mrs. Otto {Mathilde nee: Boedecker} Stoelting - Kiel Record - 1903
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Last week Thursday morning, Mrs. Otto Stoelting died suddenly after an illness of only one day. The deceased, who had reached the age of 32 years, was the daughter of the late Simon Boedecker from the Town of Herman where she was born on November 11, 1870. She was married to her surviving husband in 1895, after which they moved to the state of Iowa.

After living there for 3-1/2 years they returned to Sheboygan where they lived for a short time, and they returned to Kiel where Mr. Stoelting has worked at the J. B. Laun Lumber Company for the past four years.

The marriage remained childless. The burial took place on Easter Sunday at the Reformed Church Cemetery in the Town of Herman, with numerous mourners in attendance.


Christina Schwarzbauer - Oshkosh Daily Northwestern - Wednesday - May 2, 1945 - p. 7 - c. 6
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Menasha - Mrs. George Schwarzbauer, 48, died Tuesday evening at 8:45 o'clock at her home at 518 Appleton street, following an illness of nine years.

She was born July 6, 1896, at Sheboygan and lived for some time at Darboy before moving to Menasha in 1929. She was a member of St. Ann's society of St. Mary's church and the Catholic Knights of Darboy.

Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Betty Graff and Edith Schwarzbauer, five sons, S/Sgt. Ray, Sgt. David, S/3 M. Schwarzbauer, all in the south Pacific area of war, George J. and Joseph, at home; her mother, Mrs. Christine Brotz, Sheboygan; five brothers, Elbert, George, Spring Valley; Alfonse, Walter, Sheboygan; and Norbert, in the navy; four sisters, Mrs. William Kennedy, Detroit; Mrs. Jacob Klein, Sheboygan; Mrs. John Nelson, Kohler; Sister Pierre, Fond du lac; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 8:30 o'clock at the Laemmrich funeral home and at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's church, with the Rev. John Hummel conducting. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 o'clock Thursday. The rosary will be said at 3 o'clock Thursday and a prayer at 8 o'clock that evening.

n.b. Christine Anna Maria was the daughter of Casper Brotz and Christine Felzman. She married Bartholomew J. Graff on Nov. 10, 1919 at St. Peter Claver Church in Sheboygan. They had four children: Raymond J., Daniel C., Michael B. and Betty F. Bartholomew, the son of Joseph and Frances Roltgen Graff died on Aug. 29, 1925 and is buried at Southside Catholic Cemetery in Sheboygan. Christine married George F. Schwarzbauer on Oct. 29, 1928 at Holy Angels Church, Darboy WI. They had three children: Joseph, Edith and George, jr. George, sr. died on Aug. 31, 1949 in Appleton. George died on Aug. 31, 1949 in Appleton. He is buried at St. Mary Cemetery, Menasha WI.


Mrs. Edmund {Hildegarde} Schreiber - Herald Times Reporter - Manitowoc-Two Rivers - Saturday - February 3, 1973
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Mrs. Edmund {Hildegarde} Schreiber, 56, of Rt. 2, Manitowoc, died Saturday morning at Theda Clark Hospital, Neenah.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rockwood Lutheran Church. The Rev. Herbert Kesting will officiate and burial will be in Brillion cemetery.

Mrs. Schreiber, nee Hildegarde Geiger, was born Feb. 29, 1916, at Askeaton, Calumet County, daughter of the late Joseph Geiger and Kate Wittman Geiger LeVash. She attended schools in Brillion. She was married to Edmund Schreiber Feb. 5, 1934, at Waukegan, Ill. The couple farmed in Brillion for 26 years before moving to Manitowoc where they had farmed since 1960.

{Survivors omitted for privacy.}

A son, Stanley, and a brother preceded her in death.

Friends may call at Schneider-Mittnacht Funeral Home from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday from noon until the time of service at Rockwood Lutheran Church.

Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin.


Marie H. Schultz - Herald Times Reporter - Manitowoc - Wednesday - July 30, 2008
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Marie H. Schultz {nee Oesau}, age 101, passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, Manitowoc.

She was born on Nov. 23, 1906, daughter of the late Arthur and Helen {Temke} Oesau, in the town of Schleswig, Manitowoc County. In 1920, she and her family moved into their home on 10th and Flambeau, where she lived for more than 80 years before moving to Shady Lane. She was a 1924 graduate of Lincoln High School, the first class to graduate from there. Marie married Albert Schultz on July 25, 1941. Marie was a lifetime employee of Mirro Company until her retirement at age 65. She enjoyed driving her 1972 Ford Galaxy until the age of 91. Marie was known as the Tenth Street Reporter as she enjoyed writing letters to her family and friends. She loved her family and wide circle of friends, who adored her for her sweet and gentle nature. On Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, 2006, she celebrated her 100th birthday with congratulatory messages from President Bush, the mayor of Manitowoc, and Willard Scott from the NBC Today Show.

Marie will be missed by her relatives: {Names Omitted for Privacy}. Marie is also survived by many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband: Albert, who died in 1968; two sisters: Lily Loth and Sylvia Mirkes; and one brother: Austin Oesau; nephews: Paul Mirkes and Herbert Loth; and niece: Pat Petersen, also preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 1, 2008, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1130 S. 9th St., Manitowoc. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Dr. Patricia Knutson, with burial at New Holstein Cemetery, New Holstein.

The family will greet relatives and friends at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1130 S. 9th St., Manitowoc, on Friday Aug. 1, 2008, from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11:30 a.m. A luncheon will be held at the church immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, it was Marie's wish that memorials be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 1130 S. 9th St., Manitowoc, WI 54220. Memorials to Shady Lane Nursing Care Center at 1235 S. 24th St., Manitowoc, WI 54220, would also be appreciated.

The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Shady Lane Nursing Care Center for their loving and compassionate care since March of 2001. One special person, Helen Samz, a longtime friend, was there over the years, visiting often and assisting Marie. She added companionship and help on a weekly basis. In addition, we extend a thank you to neighbor and close friend, David Schweigl, and his mother, Nathalie, who helped her frequently while Marie still lived at home. Lastly, Marie had asked that a special thank you be extended to her niece, Bonnie Wiegan, who has cared for Marie over the recent years and provided love and support.


Hildegarde M. Meyer Stahl - Appleton Post-Crescent - Monday - February 10, 1992 - p. D6 - c. 3
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Hildegarde M. Meyer Stahl - 98155 S.W. Nelson Dr. - Brookings, Oregon

Formerly of Stockbridge, age 81, died Sun. Feb. 9, 1992 at Calumet Medical Center, Chilton after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born March 26, 1910 in Brothertown the daughter of the late John and Mary Propson Gilles.

She attended St. Mary School and Stockbridge High School.

She was first married on August 15, 1932 in Waukegan, Illinois to Theodore Meyer Sr. Mr. Meyer died on July 1, 1965. She was married to Alfred Lagerman in April 1967 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Stockbridge. Mr. Lagerman died on Nov. 4, 1976. She was then married to Joseph E. Stahl on Dec. 18, 1983 at Long Beach, California.

She had owned and operated Ted and Hil’s Rum Shop with her husband, Theodore for 18 years, and had been a homemaker for the remainder of her life.

She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Stockbridge and a member of its Christian Mothers and a former member of St. Mary’s Choir. She also had been a member of the Daughters of Isabella. She had been attending the Star of the Sea Catholic Church, while residing in Brookings.

She enjoyed traveling and playing cards.

Survivors include her husband, Joseph; four daughters and three sons-in-law; two sons and daughters-in-law; 29 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law; two brothers and sisters-in-law:; and Arthur and Hermina Gilles; a step-daughter and son from her marriage to Alfred Lagerman; a step-daughter and two step-sons from her marriage to Joseph Stahl {names omitted for privacy}.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Norbert Gilles.

Services are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wed., Feb. 12, 1992 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Stockbridge with the Rev. Leander Nickel officiating. Spring burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the cortege leaves for the church on Wednesday at the Sansom Funeral Home, Stockbridge. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Mary Parish.

Behind the smiles there are many tears for the one we lost and loved so dear. Others are taken, yes we know but she was ours, and we loved her so. The tears we shed we can wipe away but the ache in our hearts will stay. If teardrops would build a stairway and memories were a lane, we’d walk all the way to heaven and bring her back again. We love and miss you mom.


Thomas E. Stilp, Sr. - Chilton Times Journal - Thursday - May 13, 1982 - p. B8 - c. 1
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Thomas E. Stilp Sr., 84, of R. 2, Hilbert, died Friday at Calumet Memorial Hospital in Chilton.

Mr. Stilp was born July 2, 1897, in Appleton, son of Joseph and Magdelena Lippert Stilp.

He was married on Nov. 9, 1932, to Erna Bodinger at Stockbridge. He farmed in the Town of Stockbridge his entire life.

Mr. Stilp was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters; a son {names omitted for privacy}; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A sister and three brothers preceded him in death.

A funeral mass was held Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge. The Rev. John Feeney, pastor, officiated. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Wieting Funeral Home in Chilton took care of arrangements.


Erna V. Stilp - Chilton Times Journal - Thursday - June 10, 1993 - p. 27 - c. 1
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Erna V. Stilp, 1211 Oakridge Ave., Kaukauna, formerly of Stockbridge, 91, died Sat., June 5, 1993 at St. Paul Home, Kaukauna. She was born July 28, 1901 at Stockbridge, the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna {Reinkober} Bodinger. She attended Stockbridge Schools. She was married on Nov. 9, 1932 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Stockbridge to Thomas Stilp Sr. After marriage the couple farmed in the Town of Stockbridge for 49 years until Mr. Stilp’s death. Then Mrs. Stilp moved into Stockbridge where she resided until 1990 at which time she entered St. Paul Home, Kaukauna. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Stockbridge and a member of its Christian Mothers. She was also a member of the Stockbridge Senior Citizens. She enjoyed crocheting and playing cards. She also enjoyed her grandchildren and helping others.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law; a son and daughter-in-law {names omitted for privacy}; 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; a son-in-law {name omitted for privacy}; a sister-in-law {name omitted for privacy}.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Thomas Sr., in 1982; a daughter, Mary Ann Wink {sic: Link} in 1992; and a grandson, Joseph Quella Jr. in 1989; also two brothers: Joseph and Alex Bodinger.

Services were held Tuesday, June 8, 1993 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Stockbridge, with the Rev. Leander Nickel officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery on Wed. June 9, 1993. Sansom Funeral Home assisted the family.


Frank Schneider - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - November 17, 1970 - P. 16
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Frank Schneider, 85, a native of the Jericho area, died Monday afternoon at Calumet Homestead in New Holstein where he had been a resident three years.

Born July 22, 1885 at Jericho in the Town of Brothertown, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Schneider.

He married the former Theresa Friedel on June 28, 1908 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Jericho. She died in 1922.

Mr. Schneider farmed in the Jericho area until his retirement.

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

Survivors are three sons, Joseph, R. 1, New Holstein, Ambrose, Sheboygan, and Norbert, Kiel; three daughters, Mrs. Howard {Marie} Muenster and Mrs. Helen Seichter, both New Holstein, and Mrs. William {Loretta} Hoerth, R. 2, New Holstein; 18 grandchildren and 55 great-grandchildren.

Three sons preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be Friday at 9:45 a.m. at the Erbe-Evjen Funeral Home, New Holstein, and at 10:15 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church, the Rev. Hubert P. Niles, pastor, celebrant of the funeral Mass. Burial will be in the Holy Trinity Cemetery, Jericho.

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

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


Martha M. Steffes - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - July 1, 1930 - P. 2
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Miss Steffes of Chilton Summoned

Chilton - Miss Martha Steffes, aged 32, died at her home here Sunday evening. She was born on a farm near Jericho and had lived here for the past six years.

Miss Steffes leaves her mother, Mrs. John Steffes and a sister, Miss Isabel here, one brother, Albert of Jericho, and four other sisters, Miss Josephine Steffes of Wilmette, Ill., Mrs. Anna Thill, Stockbridge; Mrs. Ida Steiner of Charlesburg, and Mrs. Bertha Kopf of the town of Chilton.

Funeral arrangements have not as yet been made.


Joseph F. Schmitz - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - November 7, 1991 - p. 7 - c. 4
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Joseph F. Schmitz, 45, of N2389 Paradise Rd., Chilton, was pronounced dead on Tues. Nov. 5, 1991, at the Calumet Medical Center, in Chilton, following a farm accident.

He was born Feb. 2, 1946, in Fond du Lac County, son of Alvin and Martina {Casper} Schmitz.

He was married to Susan Boehnlein on Aug. 20, 1966, at St. Charles Catholic Church, in Charlesburg. He had worked for the Giddings and Lewis Co., until 1972 and then had farmed in the Town of Brothertown, since 1972.

He was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church and was a 4-H leader.

Survivors include his wife, Susan; his parents; four sons; three sisters and brothers-in-law; four brothers and three sisters-in-law {names omitted for privacy}; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Fri., Nov. 8, 1991, at St. Charles Catholic Church in Charlesburg with the Rev. Paul Schulze, SDS, officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Wieting Funeral Home, in Chilton, from 4-9 p.m. today and on Friday, from 7:45-10:30 a.m. when family prayers will be held. A parish prayer service will be at 7:30 p.m. this evening at the funeral home.


Eugene J. Schwarz - Fond du Lac Reporter - Friday - November 25, 1988 - p. 24 - c. 6
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Funeral services for Eugene J. Schwarz, 64, of R. 1, Green Lake, will be held at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. He died Wed. Nov. 23, 1988, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Madison.

The Rev. Leo Joyce will officiate, with burial in Dartford Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Butzin-Marchant Funeral Home in Ripon. An American Legion service is set for 7:45 p.m., with a prayer service at 8 p.m.

He was born Nov. 12, 1924, in New Holstein, a son of Andrew and Rose Mergert Schwarz. He married Lucy Petrie in Stockbridge on Apr. 12, 1947.

Mr. Schwarz was educated in Chilton. He lived in the Green Lake area since 1951.

Mr. Schwarz farmed for many years in the Green Lake area and additionally, was a rural mail carrier for 18 years.

He served in the Army during World War II. Mr. Schwarz was a member and past commander of Green Lake American Legion Post 306 and the 40 et 8 organization.

He was a member of Our Lady of the Lake church.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Thomas and his wife Mary Kay of Green Lake, and Steven and his wife Joyce of Livonia Center, N.Y.; one daughter, Mrs. Steven {Patricia} Westphal of Green Lake; and six grandchildren.

Also surviving are one brother, Florian Schwarz of Chilton; and two sisters, Mrs. Ivan Novak of Little Chute and Mrs. Cyril Burns of Mt. Horeb.

A brother preceded him in death.

A memorial has been established.


Catherine Schroven - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - July 6, 1955 - P. 16
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Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine Schroven, 88, who had been residing with her daughter, Mrs. Louis Nennig, Chilton, were held at 9:30 Friday morning at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Stockbridge. The Rev. Theodore Kersten officiated.

She was born August 14, 1867, at St. Peter in Fond du Lac county, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Laudolff. She was married to John Schroven of Stockbridge on April 14, 1891 at St. Peter. They resided on a farm near Stockbridge until about 38 years ago when they moved to the village of Stockbridge. Her husband preceded her in death Sept. 10, 1941.

She was a member of the Christian Mothers Society of St. Mary's Church, Stockbridge.

Survivors are one son Simon Schroven, Stockbridge, two daughters, Mrs. Nennig and Mrs. Harold Bowe, Chilton; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.


Helen Sievers - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - July 22, 1961 - P.6
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Mrs. Helen Engel Stecker Sievers, 83, of 229 Wisconsin Ave., New Holstein, died Friday at the home of her daughter.

She was born in New Holstein Sept. 21, 1877, the daughter of the late Fredrich and Marie Edens Engels. She attended New Holstein public schools and had lived here her entire lifetime except for 16 years spent at Del Ray Beach, Fla.

She was married Dec. 4, 1899, to Herman Stecker who died Dec. 10, 1910. On Jan. 1, 1930, she married Peter Sievers who preceded her in death in March, 1952.

Mrs. Sievers was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, the Women's Guilde of the church and the New Holstein Cemetery Ladies' Aid Association.

Surviving are a son, Lawrence Sievers, Milwaukee; a daughter, Mrs. Hildegarde Stecker Vollstedt, New Holstein; two brothers, Fred Engel, Milwaukee, and William, Stockbridge, a sister, Mrs. Minnie Fleischman, New Holstein; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A step-daughter, Leona Sievers Franz, died in 1945.

Funeral services will be held at St. John's Church at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Charles Koch officiating. Burial will be in New Holstein City Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Erbe-Hoffman Funeral Home, New Holstein, from 4 p.m. Monday to 11 a.m. Tuesday and from noon to the hour of services at the church.


Jean H. Stubbe - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - September 11, 1968 - P.10
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Jean H. Stubbe, 65, of 200 W. Main St., Chilton, died at Calumet Memorial Hospital Tuesday at 5 p.m. He had been hospitalized three months and in ill health for the past 18 months.

Stubbe was born at Berlin, June 21, 1903, a son of the late Gustav and Mabel {Soaper} Stubbe. He attended Berlin grade and high schools.

For 19 years he worked on Great Lakes freighters for the C. Reiss Coal Co. of Sheboygan, and for the past five years he was a police radio operator at New Holstein.

Stubbe married Luella Thompson Jan. 12, 1942, at her parents home in Chilton.

Survivors are his wife and one brother, Carlton of Berlin. A brother preceded him in death a year ago.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Pfeffer Funeral Home in Chilton. The Rev. Quentin Moeschberger officiating. Burial will be at the Hillside Cemetery in Chilton. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Friday.


Edmund B. See - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - May 20, 1949 - P.10
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Edmund B. See, farmer in the town of Chilton, died Thursday noon at St. Agnes hospital in Fond du Lac. Ill for the past month, he had undergone an operation three weeks ago.

Born in the town of Stockbridge on August 20, 1903, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John See, he attended Kloten parochial and public schools and was a member of the Holy Name church and society in Chilton; he was also formerly president of the Holy Name society at Kloten.

He married Lauretta Buechel on November 11, 1930, the marriage being held at St. Elizabeth church in Kohler.

Surviving are his mother; his wife; five children at home; Julitta, Sylvester, Melvin, Allen and Anthony; four brothers, Joseph of Milwaukee, Frank of Sheboygan Falls, Andrew of Kloten and Victor of Sheboygan; and three sisters, Mrs. Henry Portman of the town of Stockbridge, Mrs. John Thuecks of New Holstein and Frances of Kloten.

Funeral services will be conducted at 9:30 Monday morning at the Pfeffer Funeral home in Chilton and a t 10 o'clock at St. Mary's church in Chilton with the Rev. Joseph Bartelme officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from this evening until the time of services.

The rosary will be recited each evening at 8 o'clock.


Gordon Spangler - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - February 7, 1944 - P.6
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Gordon Spangler of St. Anna Passes Away on Sunday

New Holstein - Gordon Spangler of St. Anna passed away Sunday at 4:20 a.m. at the St. Nicholas hospital, Sheboygan, following an operation there a week ago.

Born in Holland, Mich., Sept. 29, 1896, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Spangler, now of Des Moines, Iowa, he was married on Sept. 7, 1925, to Miss Olive Voelker and they resided in Chicago and Oshkosh for several years before moving to St. Anna.

He was a former employee of the Hart-Carter company {Lauson Division} in New Holstein. He was always interested in athletics and since 1936 was secretary of the New Holstein Athletic club. He was also chairman of the price panel of the rationing board here.

Survivors are his wife; two children, Violet Joan and Patricia; and his parents. He was a member of the Holy Name society of St. Ann's Catholic church.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Ann's Catholic church, the Rev. Clement Kern officiating, and burial will be made in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the home of the late Mrs. Barbara Voelker in St. Anna from this evening until the time of services.


John Steenport - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - December 11, 1970 - P.14
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John Steenport, 95, of the Villa Loretta Nursing Home in Mt. Calvary, a former Chilton Theater owner, died Thursday following an illness of five years.

Born at Briewegn, Holland, on March 5, 1875, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hendrick Steenport. He came to the United States in 1892 and settled at Grand Rapids, Mich.

He married the former Frieda Meyer on Nov. 27, 1901 at Chicago. She died June 14, 1957.

Mr. Steenport moved to Chilton on March 11, 1924, where he owned and operated a paint store for five years. He also operated the old Opera House movie theater and in 1930 built the Chilton Theater.

He was Chilton's Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year in 1958.

Survivors include two sons, Archie of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Henry, of Chilton; two daughters, Mrs. Walter {Hazel} Schmidlkofer of Janesville and Mrs. Norbert {Ruth} Sturm of Chilton; 17 grandchildren and 44 great grandchildren. One son, one grandson, six brothers and five sisters preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Ebenezer United Church of Christ, Chilton, the Rev. Quentin Moeschberger, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Hillside Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Chilton, after 3 p.m. Saturday until 11:30 a.m. Sunday and then at the church from noon until the hour of services.

A memorial fund has been established in his name.


Adolph Schwalenberg - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - September 18, 1953 - P.12
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Adolph Schwalenberg, 78, of the town of Rantoul passed away suddenly this morning at 9:30 o'clock at his home.

Born Jan. 18, 1875, in the present farm home, he resided there all his life. He was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rantoul and on Sept. 14, 1912, was married to Bertha Albers.

Survivors are his wife; a son Armand of the town of Rantoul; three grandchildren; two brothers, Otto of Hilbert and Julius of Milwaukee; one sister, Mrs. Dan {Marie} Matzke of Fremont.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church at Rantoul with the Rev. Hilgendorf officiating. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the Techtman-Wieting Funeral Home at Hilbert beginning Sunday at 9 a.m.


George N. Salm - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - May 10, 1965 - P.14
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George N. Salm, 71, of R. 1, Chilton, a well-known retired Calumet County farmer, died suddenly at his home at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, following an illness of several years.

Born at Cleveland on May 23, 1893, he was the son of the late John and Catherine Juckem Salm. He was married Oct. 29, 1918, to the former Emma Koehler at St. Martin's Catholic Church, Charleston.

A life-long farmer, he retired in 1958 but continued to live in the farm home after his retirement. He was an officer and director of the State Bank of Chilton at the time of his death.

Mr. Salm was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Chilton, St. Joseph's Society, the Holy Name Society, Knights of Columbus, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

He is survived by his wife, Emma; one son, Lester, Appleton, and four daughters, Mrs. Hilary {Genevieve} Mueller, R. 1, Chilton, Mrs. John {Jeanette} Lynch, Kansas City, Mo., Sister M. Benignus, O.S.F., Kiel, Wis., Sister M. Patrick, O.S.F., St. Louis, Mo.

Other survivors include four brothers, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Peter Salm, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Kaukauna, Andrew, Martin Sr., and Hugo, all of R. 3, Chilton; four sisters, Mrs. Alfred Hertel, Chilton, Mrs. Frank Buhl, New Holstein, Mrs. Math Weber, Kiel, and Mrs. Theodore Lorenz, Kaukauna, and 21 grandchildren.

One daughter, Mrs. Melvin Rach, preceded him in death on Mothers' Day three years ago.

Services will be held 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Chilton, and at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church. His brother Msgr. Peter Salm will celebrate the solemn requiem Mass. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call after 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The parish vigil will be held at 8 p.m. and the K.C. Rosary at 8:30 p.m. The Eagles will hold a memorial service at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday, May 11, 1965 - P. 8

George N. Salm

The requiem Mass for George N. Salm, 71, a retired Calumet County farmer who died Sunday, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Chilton.

The Rt. Rev. Peter Salm, a brother, will be celebrant of the Mass which will follow 9:30 family rites at the Pfeffer Funeral Home in Chilton.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. today. A parish vigil will be held at 8 o'clock and the Knights of Columbus rosary at 8:30 this evening. The Fraternal Order of Eagles will conduct memorial rites there at 9:15 tonight.

One of Mr. Salm's surviving daughters, Sister M. Benignus, OSF, is located at Kieler {Grant County}, not in Kiel, as reported in Monday's obituary.


Cora M. Stannard - Manitowoc Herald Times - Manitowoc, Wis. - April 14, 1970
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Mrs. Cora M. Stannard, 74, died Monday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, where she had been a patient since last year.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Ballhorn Funeral Chapels, Sheboygan. The Rev. T. Parry Jones, pastor emeritus of the St. Luke United Methodist Church, Sheboygan, and the Rev. D.G. Stannard, a grandson, of Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Greenbush Cemetery, Sheboygan County.

Survivors include two sons, the Rev. Donald T. Stannard and Dr. G. H. Stannard of Manitowoc; a daughter, Mrs. Roy {Carol} Jacobsen of Shawano; two brothers, Raymond Schmidt of Sheboygan, and Alfred Schmidt of Milwaukee; two sisters, Mrs. Arthur Schultz, and Mrs. John TerMaat of Sheboygan; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Friends may call at the funeral chapels after 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorials may be sent to the Sheboygan Retirement Home, 635 Ontario Ave., Sheboygan.


James Lee Stockigt - Manitowoc Herald Times - Manitowoc, Wis. - January 13, 1960
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Private funeral services for James Lee Stoeckigt, 7 1/2 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Stoeckigt of Millersville, who died Thursday at Southern Colony, Union Grove, where he had been a patient since September, were at 2 p.m. Saturday at Stoletenberg Funeral Chapel, Cleveland.

The Rev. Carl Beckmann, professor at Mission House College and pastor of St. Paul Evangelical and Reformed Church, Mosel, conducted the service. Burial was in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Sheboygan county.


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