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Hildegard A. Woelfel
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Hildegard A. Woelfel, 84, 1600 Mason St, New Holstein, passed away Sunday, Jan. 8,1995 at the Calumet Medical Center in Chilton,WI.

She was born Oct 24,1910 in St. Nazianz, a daughter of the late Michael and Theresa Knier Meyer.

On March 3,1930, she married Hugo Woelfel at St Gregory Catholic Church in St. Nazianz. He preceded her in death on Oct 11,1982.

She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, New Holstein,and its Christian Women's Society.

Survivors include one son, Robert{ Mary} Woelfel, Dykesville,WI: four daughters, Ronalda { Edmond} Konopka, Margaret Bofinger and Carol { Roger} Beck all of New Holstein, and Marilyn Nett, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

She is also survived by 16 grandchildren: Richard {Margaret}, Michael {Helen}, Thomas and James Konopka, Cindy { Jerome} Diedrich, Lynn { Andy} Block, and Robert Woelfel Jr., Dirk, Brad, Dawn, Morgan and Dean Nett, Jeff, Dan, Tammy and Jerry Beck, alos seven great grandchildren: Amanda, Brian, Kathryn and Emily Konopka, Melissa and Michelle Diedrich and Brooke Nett; one sister, Agatha Heimann of Chilton,WI, and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, she was predeceased in death by her parents, one son, Melvin, two son in laws,Louis Nett and David Bofinger; three brothers, Math, John and Steve; and two sisters; Therese Schad and Marie Stein.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Jan 11,1995 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in New Holstein, the Rev. Patrick Lloyd officiating.Burial will be in the Holy Rosary Cemetery in New Holstein. Friends may call at the Erbe-Evjen Funeral Home in New Holstein from 4-8 pm on Tuesday and from 9 am until 10:30 am on Wednesday. There will be a Christian Women's Rosary at 5:15 pm on Tuesday at the funeral home.


Charles Wiggins - March 8, 1873
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Sudden Death - We have just learned that on the morning of the 23rd ult., that Charles Wiggins, of Brothertown, aged about 45 years, suddenly fell dead while sitting by the stove at the residence of John Walker. He was troubled with numb palsy and was in the habit of visiting the neighbors around, being speechless and unable to perform manual labor of any kind. No coroner's inquest was held. He was one of the old settlers having lived in this county about 35 years.


Sophia Ward - August 9, 1873
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In Gravesville, on the 5th inst., Mrs. Sophia Ward, wife of Jonathan Ward, aged 75 years, 5 months and 12 days.

The deceased was a native of Onedia County, N. Y., and was a resident of this county since 1867. She was an estimable lady and her death is deeply regretted by all who knew her. It is sad to relate that her husband was absent at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, at the time of her disease. She was the mother of John and Martin Ward, of Gravesville.


Magdelena Weber - Chilton Times June 7, 1956
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Mrs. Magdelena Weber, 90, 207 S. Badger avenue, Appleton, died at 12;20 Saturday afternoon at her home after a short illness. She was born Feb. 3 1866 in Rantoul and lived in Appleton since 1891.

Funeral services were at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning at St. Joseph Catholic church with burial in the parish cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Miss Lena Weber, and Mrs. Elmer E. Kranzusch, both of Appleton; four sons L. Nick, John, Joseph, and George, all of Appleton; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.


Louis Weber Dies - Chilton Times January 4, 1929
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Louis Weber, 77 died Monday evening at his home at 207 S. Badger Ave. Survivors are his widow; five sons, Nicholas, John, Joseph, Harry and George; two daughters, Lena and Marcella; one brother, the Rev. Ambrose A. Weber, Fostoria, O., and one sister in Germany. He was a member of the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin, Catholic Order of Foresters, St. Joseph society, the Holy Name society of St. Joseph Church, and the Appleton Maennerchor. The funeral will be held at 8:30 Thursday morning from the residence with services at 9 o'clock at St. Joseph church--Appleton Post Crescent.

The foregoing notice will be read with deep regret by many in Chilton and Calumet county. Louis Weber over a quarter of a century ago was a resident of this city. He built and operated a small factory on the property just north of the Public Service Corp. building. He invented and manufactured a unique rocking chair, but did not have sufficient capital to manufacture them on a large enough scale so he disposed of his patent, sold his building and secured a position with the Dorschel-Schulz factory, now The Chilton Millwork Co. He was a man of excellent character and all will regret his passing.


David C. Wickersheim - Chilton Times July 29, 1905
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At his home in the town of Stockbridge, Friday evening, July 21st David C., youngest son of Fred'k and Katherine Wickersheim, age 23 years and 20 days.

The deceased was born on the old homestead in Stockbridge town; here he spent his boyhood days and here he lived when the final summons came, bearing his immortal spirit to that Home beyond.

David was a young man of most exemplary character; amiable, considerate, retiring in his way yet ever watchful of those depending upon his care.

He had been complaining for a little more than a year and seemed to have found a relief in medical assistance.

Nothing serious was suspected until Wednesday last, when he was taken ill. He lingered until Friday evening when death came to his relief, ending his intense sufferings.

His mission on earth was short; death truly loves a shining mark and the sole comfort and reliance of an aged father and mother was called to his reward.

He leaves besides his parents, four brothers, Mich, and Gust., of Menasha, Fred'k, of Tigerton, and John, of Elton, also two sisters, Mrs. John Walters, of Elton and Mrs. Fred Lafe, of this vicinity.

He was buried Sunday afternoon from the Brant church. Rev. Arpke, of Chilton conducting the services, His remains were followed to their last resting place by a long line of mourners and friends.

Go, child of darkness, see a Christian die,
No horror pales his lip or rolls his eye,
No dreadful doubts, or dreamy terrors start,
The hope Religion pillows on his heart,
When with his dying hand he waves adieu,
To all he loved so well, and who weep so true,
Calm as an infant to his mother's breast,
Turns fondly longing for his wanted rest,
He longs for where those heavenly angels stray,
Turns to his God, and sighs his soul away.


Frederika Wilhelmina Christina Winter - Chilton Times Saturday, January 26, 1901
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Mrs. Frederika Wilhelmina Christina Winter nee Fischer, was born July 21, 1818, at Dieckow, Brandenburg, Germany and died in this city January 22, 1901, at the ripe age of 82 years, 6 months and 1 day.

Mrs. Winter was the widow of Carl Winter who preceded her into eternity the 11th of May 1894. The deceased couple were married on the 6th of March 1845. Their union was blessed with seven children of whom one daughter and fours sons are now living. In 1858 they emigrated with a family of six children to America, locating on a farm near Sheboygan. In 1874 they removed to the town of Chilton on a farm now owned by Mr. Theo. Zschetzsche. Here they engaged in farming for about sixteen years when they sold the farm and moved into this city, making their home with their daughter, Mrs. Wm. Trebus. Her daughter died three years ago and according to Mr. Trebus and her own wish she remained with Mr. Trebus family until her end came, peacefully, on Tuesday afternoon at about 3 o'clock.

Although mother Winter had been an invalid for many years and though she had already passed the four score years, yet her death came sooner than expected. Mrs. Winter was a patient sufferer and was esteemed by her neighbors and friends.

The funeral services were held at the Ebenezer church at 10 o'clock a.m. on Friday and were conducted by the pastor, Rev. Wm. A. Arpke.


Peter Wettstein - Chilton Times April 16, 1901
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Died, on Sunday last, after an illness of one year. Peter Wettstein, aged 26 years. The deceased was a son of Stephen Wettstein. He was born in the town of Stockbridge where he has spent the greater portion of his life. He leaves a widow and two children to mourn his death. The funeral took place on Wednesday from St, Elizabeth's Catholic church in Kloten and was largely attended by those who knew and respected the deceased man.


John Whelan - Chilton Times October 22, 1870
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At the residence of his father in the town of Rantoul, John only son of Daniel Whelan, aged 19 years.

The deceased was born in Buffalo, Erie Co. New York, and his untimely deceased has cast a gloom over the heart of our Irish population that time can only efface. As he was generally known and beloved for his 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 or failed in any instance to perform his duty to his father and mother, whose chief stay and support he was in their declining years. His associates and friends will miss him, but how much more will the afflicted authors of his being feel his loss. For years the father has been unable to perform manual labor on account of partial blindness and now that his only earthly hope has been called away he is really sad, truly entitled to the sympathy of the public. God help him to bear his sad affliction for he needs heavenly aid, in this painful trail. Of earthly assistance we are sure judging from the character of his numerous friends and neighbors he will not be deprived. As a token of affection and regard, the remains were followed to their final resting place on Wednesday by one of the largest funeral processions we ever saw.


John Whelan - Chilton Times April 16, 1870
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In this town on Sunday the 10th last, John Whelan, son of Michael Whelan, aged 12 years 5 months.

A good and faithful boy has been called home by the Great Father.


Jane E. Watrous - June 3, 1899
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Her Life Comleted


Pioneer of Hayton Dies - Died at the family home in the village of Hayton, on Saturday, May 27, Mrs. Jane E. Watrous, aged 85 years. Though The Times has been a constant recorder of deaths since its establishment it has rarely, if ever, been its duty to write of one whose life work was so well done, so completely finished as was this venerable woman's when the Master's summons came-to rest. Not a task was left unfinished, not a duty slighted and she retired from labor "like on who wraps the drapery of his couch about him and lies down to pleasant dreams"

Jane E. Smith was born in the year 1814, at Franklin, Susquehanna, county, Pa., where she spent her youthful days. In 1835 she was married to O. J. Watrous, of Conklin, Broome county, N. Y. and in 1845 they came to Wisconsin. On the fifth of June 1849 they located in the town of Charlestown, being the first while settlers of what is now known as the village of Hayton. This place was selected for their home on account of its excellent water power and a log cabin was erected on the present site of the grist mill, just opposite to the home occupied by Mrs. Watrous when she died. Her husband built a saw mill shortly after settling here and bent his energy to the task of up building the community and shaping its future. Any measure to further the development of the county was sure of his zealous support. He was the first superintendent of schools and never allowed matters of education to wait or be forced to the rear as was the habit and perhaps the necessity of the early pioneers, the first great object being to hew our a home and keep the wolf from the door. But the hopes and ambitions of this sturdy pioneer were never realized by him and the hearts of his numerous friends were saddened by his death which occurred in September 1850. Six small children, Ansel, Henry, Jerome, Demice-- now Mrs. Sam., Vincent, Eliza-now Mrs. A. Axtell, and Kate-Mrs. Wm. V. McMullen were left without a father and the burden of rearing, education and caring for them was thrown upon the shoulder of their mother. Left in the wilderness with this helpless broad our readers can imagine better than pen can tell the hardships of the task imposed upon her.

She moved to New York state after her husband's death, but returned again in 1858 and in their forest home, under her guidance and the influence of her sterling character her family grew up to be a comfort and a blessing to her. Two of them responded to their country's call and enlisted in the war of the rebellion. One of them Henry, gave up his young and promising life that his country might live: the other, Jerome, was promoted for bravery to the rank of Colonel and was recently appointed a paymaster in the regular army with the rank of Major. They are all worthy offspring of a true and noble woman whose strong characteristics and lofty nature they all inherited and exhibit in a marked degree.

Mrs. Watrous was a woman of great intelligence and refinement. She was a constant reader of good literature and was considered one of the best informed person in the community on historical events and topics of the day. She enjoyed the daily papers and leading magazines until her death and what she read was not soon forgotten.

Though frail in appearance she possessed a remarkably strong constitution and enjoyed the best of health until her late illness and death. The funeral took place on Wednesday, the remains being tenderly borne from the home in which the deceased had lived for a half a century to the cemetery overlooking it, on the hillside, by her four grand sons, Richard and Paul Watrous, of Milwaukee, and Henry and Gilbert Vincent of Hayton. Rev. Denman pastor of the First Baptist church of Milwaukee, had charge of the funeral services and preached an eloquent and touching sermon, comforting to the bereft ones and inspiring to all within hearing.

Those present from aboard were Mrs. J. A. Watrous, R. B. Watrous and wife, Mrs. Ernest Betts, Paul Watrous, Misses Amy and Maud Watrous, of Milwaukee, Hon, Wm. V. McMullen, wife and daughters, Missess Kittie and Mary and Miss M. E. McMullen, of Brillion.


Joseph Wettstein - March 16, 1895
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At his home in the town of Chilton, on Friday , March 8, Joseph Wettstein, aged 53 years and 23 days.

Joseph Wettstein was born Feb. 13, 1842, in Germany. In 1855 he came to America with his parents and shortly afterwards located in the town of Marytown, Fond du Lac county. In 1864 he was married to Katie Hoffmann and four years later purchased a farm in Chilton on which he resided until his death. He was a man held in high respect by his neighbors and has been a member of the town board for a number of years. He was a loving husband and devoted father, a kind and obliging neighbor. His funeral took place on Sunday and was largely attended. He leaves a wife, eleven children, five brothers and one sister to mourn his death.


Mary Wingers - July 30, 1892
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In this city, on Saturday, July 23, Mary Wingers, aged 35 years.

The deceased was born in the town of Brothertown, Aug. 3, 1857, where she resided until 1888, when she moved with her parents to this city. She was a devoted daughter and looked after the interest of and cared for her aged parents. She was a devout member of the Catholic church and was buried from St. Mary's church on Monday. She leaves a father, mother, three brothers and one sister to mourn her death.


Theobald Wendling - June 10, 1899
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On Wednesday, Theobald Wendling died at the ripe age of 86 years and 18 days, at the home of his son, Joseph Wendling, Sr., in Chilton town.

The deceased person was born in Germany, May 20, 1813. He came to America in 1846 and settled in Belgium, Ozaukee county this state. In 1892 he came to the town of Chilton and resided here until his death. The cause of his death was general debility and old age. The funeral took place on Friday forenoon from St. Mary's Catholic church.


Mrs. Catherine Wall - March 5, 1864
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In this village on the 24th ult. Mrs. Catherine Wall, aged 52 years.

The deceased was a native of Ireland, and for the last twelve or thirteen years has been housekeeper for Rev. Father McMahon. By her kind and obliging manner she gained hosts of friends by whom she is deeply and sincerely regretted. During a long period of suffering she bore her afflictions with the fortitude of a true Christian, and joyfully looked forward to the time when her spirit should be called to leave its earthly tenement to dwell in the mansion prepared for it in Heaven.


Mrs. {Jerome A.} Watrous - November 4, 1865
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Died - We regret to learn that Mrs. Watrous, wife of Lieut. Jerome A. Watrous, formerly of the 6th Wis. Vol, and now one of the editors of the Jackson Co. Banner, died in that county on the 25th ult. Mrs. W., during her husband's absence in the army, resided in this county, and on account of her courteous and pleasant ways was beloved and respected by all who knew her. She was one of those true Christians; who here below, take delight in doing good, and alleviating, as far as lay in their power the trails and tribulations of their fellow mortal. Many a time during her residence among us were the sick and suffering cheered by her comforting words, and when she left this county she left a void which time alone can fill. To Mr. Watrous we tender our sincere sympathy in his sad bereavement.


Mr. Weever - March 14, 1868
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Mr. Weever of Eastern Brothertown, who was run over and severely injured by a pair of bobs about two weeks ago died from the effects of his injuries on Thursday evening last.


Casper Wagner - November 23, 1867
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On the 9th inst., at Charlestown, Casper Wagner, aged 70 years.


Roxsalna Waffle - April 28, 1877
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Monday, April 16th at 10:45 o'clock p.m., of Dropsy, Mrs. Roxsalna Waffle, aged 78 years, 9 months and 14 days.

He Calleth his beloved home.


Henry Adam Wagner - September 23, 1905
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At The Age Of Ninety-Five Years

Henry Adam Wagner a Pioneer of the Town of Charlestown was Buried on Wednesday

Word reached this city, Monday afternoon that Henry Adam Wagner, aged 94 years, 10 months and 4 days, who resided with his son, Ansel on a farm in the town of Charlestown, east of the village of Hayton, had ended his life by hanging himself in his room. Mr. Wagner was a man of unusual good health for his age, but at times during the past ten years he has been a sufferer from troubles of an internal nature. When this trouble came on he suffered great pain and was nearly driven insane. A year ago while in this city he had one of these attacks and for several days it was feared he would die. Some months ago he had an attack, at which time he informed his son that if he had another such attack he would end his misery. Last Sunday he suffered considerable and told his son, Ansel that he would hang himself, but nothing was thought about the threat by either the son or his family. Sunday evening he are his supper as usual and Monday morning at seven o'clock when his breakfast was brought to him the old gentleman refused to eat it, saying it would do him no good. About ten o'clock his son visited the room to inquire after his father and was informed that he was feeling some better. The son then left for Hayton to have his horses shod. About half past eleven Mrs. Wagner went to the old gentleman's apartments with his dinner. Mrs. Wagner spoke to him but received no response. She remarked later to her daughter that the old gentleman acted strange, he was always so prompt to answer when spoken to. The daughter then went to the room and found the old gentleman hanging by his suspender from a shelf over the door. She notified her mother and then hastened to the home of her uncle, Adam Wagner, and notified him of what has happened. It is the general supposition that Mr. Wagner had another attack which drove him to distraction and while In that condition he took his life. He was a man held high esteem by his neighbors and during his long residence in the town of Charlestown never had trouble with anyone.

Henry Adam Wagner was born in Germany, Dec 20, 1810. He was married in his native home to Dorothea Wiesemann in 1834 and in 1853 came to America coming direct to the town of Charlestown, where he resided until his death. His wife died here some forty-eight years ago. He leaves, three sons, Henry, Adam and Ansel, of Charlestown, three daughters, Mrs. Mary Kamps, of this city, Mrs. Nicholas Westphalen, of Charlestown, and Mrs. Aug. Dankemeyer, of Clark county.

The funeral took place, Wednesday from the home of his son, Ansel, Rev. R. Stahley, of this city, conducting the services.


Mrs. Math Wingers - May 7, 1904
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On Thursday morning, April 28th, Mrs. Math Wingers, of East Brothertown died at St. Vincent's hospital at Green Bay. The remains were brought to her home and the funeral took place from the Catholic church at Charlestown on Saturday. The deceased was a daughter of the later peter Lauer and at the time of her death was 38 years of age. She had been in poor health for some time and in March last was taken to the hospital at Green Bay where and operation was performed. She seemed to gain in health after the operation and returned home. Some two weeks ago she was again taken to the hospital for a second operation. Besides a husband she leaves twelve children and other relatives to mourn her death.


Sam Warner - Chilton Times - January 23, 1904
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A Veteran Gone

Sam Warner of Company K, Fourth Wisconsin, Dies Suddenly

Another of the veterans of the civil was has been called to join his comrades. At an early hour on Saturday morning Jan, 16, Sam Warner, a pioneer of Chilton town died after a brief illness at the home of his grandson Wm Giese, at the age of 76 years and 25 days. The cause of his death was heart failure. He was in his usual health the previous day. About 3:30 Saturday morning he awakened his grandson and informed him that he was quite sick. A neighbor was dispatched for a physician but before he arrived death came.

Samuel Warner was born Dec. 21, 1827, at Schleitheim, Canton of Schaffhausen, Switzerland. He was married in his native home and in 1857 came with his wife to America and located at Stockbridge where he worked two years for Thos. McLean. In 1859 he purchased a tract of woodland in Chilton town and began the work of clearing the same for a home. In 1861 when the civil war broke out he was among the first to offer his services, enlisting in Company K of the Fourth regiment under Captain Harrison C. Hobart. He served his country until the close of the war and then returned and took up his work on the farm: He was popular with his comrades and was considered a brave, fearless soldier.

In 1883 he disposed of his farm and purchased another on the Bennett road, where he resided until his death. He was an active member of Jos. B. Reynold's G. A. R. Post and on several occasions gave his army experience which were very interesting. His wife died in 1899. The funeral took place on Tuesday from the Ebenezer Reformed church, Rev. W. A. Arpke officiating. The Grand Army Post had charge of the funeral and buried their comrade with military honors.

One son Martin, one daughter Mrs. Wm. Giese, of Steven's Point, and a number of grand children and great grandchildren survive him. He was a honest, upright man, good citizen and held in high esteem by those who knew him.


John D. Woodcock - Chilton Times - January 23, 1904
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An Early Settler Dies


John D. Woodcock, of Niles, Manitowoc county died on Thursday morning, of pneumonia, after a brief illness, at the age of 79 years. He was in good health on Saturday last and on the afternoon of that day visited his neighbor, Nathan Porter, who is seriously ill. He returned to his home, attended to the chores, ate his supper and then retired. His son who was at Manitowoc returned during the night and found the old gentleman quite ill. A physician was summoned but nothing could be done and he gradually failed until death came. Mr. Woodcock was a pioneer of the western portion of Manitowoc county, coming to that section in 1848 in company with Nathan Porter. The carried their worldly goods on their backs to their claims and began the struggle that pioneers had to contend with. In 1861 he enlisted in company K, of the 27th regiment, Wisconsin volunteer infantry and served though the war. He was a good soldier, an upright citizen, an obliging neighbor and steadfast friend. A widow, one son and two daughters survive him. The funeral will take place Saturday afternoon at one o'clock at Niles. The Jos. B. Reynolds G. A. R. Post, of which the deceased veteran was a member, will have charge.


Lydia Werner - Chilton Times - May 4, 1895
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Death of Lydia Werner


The saddest burial ever seen in Brillion was that of Miss Lydia Werner, youngest daughter of P. Werner.

Miss Werner died of diphtheria at noon Tuesday, and by order of the board of health, the interment took place the same evening at 8:30.

Of a large family, but two sisters were present to follow the remains to their last resting place. Her mother was completely exhausted with her care, and her sisters had not been allowed to see her after the malignant character of the disease became known.

Miss Werner was 18 years, 9 months and 23 days of age, and was one of the first graduates of the Brillion high school, graduating with the class of '93. She was engaged to O. C. Behnke, the time for the wedding having been set for next spring, about one year distant.

She was a accomplished musician, and intended to have finished her musical education at the Evanston Musical College.

None can fail to realize the fact that Brillion society has lost one of its brightest ornaments.

Though of a quick impulsive nature, she was firm in her friendships, and ever ready with the words and acts of sympathy which mean so much to those in trouble.

Hypocrisy found no place in her nature and those to whom she professed friendship could always feel they had a friend who would not desert them in time of trouble.

Hers was a happy bouyant nature and the clouds that would so often come over her sunny disposition were like the clouds that bring the summer showers, quick to come and quick to go, leaving the sunshine all the brighter.__Brillion News.


Henry P. Wagner - Manitowoc Herald Times - April 17, 2002
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Henry P. 'Hank' Wagner, age 82, of 891 Irish Court, Chilton, died on Sunday, April 14, 2002 at his home in Chilton. He was born on March 5, 1920 in Kiel, and was a 1939 graduate of Kiel High School.

In August 1941 he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and spent 18 months in the Aleutian Islands. While on a mission over the Kuril Islands, he was shot down and picked up by Air Sea Rescue. After recuperating he was assigned to a new crew and sent to the European Theater where he flew 46 missions as a tail gunner on a B-17. He was shot down over Vienna, Austria, and was a Prisoner of War in Germany at Stalag IV for nine months.

He married Rosemary Eberle on Dec. 23, 1943 in Ardmore, Okla. Hank worked as a cross-country truck driver and later as a van driver for the New Hope Center until his retirement in 1987. He was a life member of the American Ex-Prisoners of War, the DAV, the VFW Post #3153 and the F.O.E. #1288. In 1981 he was instrumental in organizing the Northeast Wisconsin Chapter of the American Ex-Prisoners of War. Hank also organized a seminar to help POW's receive their benefits by having a National Service Officer and National DAV Representatives meet with the local chapter. He spent many volunteer hours driving local veterans to the VA hospitals and clinics. Hank was well known for his sense of humor.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years: Rosemary; 11 children: Mike {Darla} Wagner, Fond du Lac; Patricia {Lou} Sidney, Evanston, Ill.; Barbara {David} Dueholm, Madison; Joyce {Joe} Evraets, Port Washington; Kristine {Richard} Sharp, St. Louis, Mo.; LuAnn {Tim} Brunmeier, Manitowoc; Jackie {Jeff} Pellegrini, Appleton; Karl {Kari} Wagner, Stevens Point; Hugh Wagner, Chilton; Jill {Glenn} Stache, Chilton; Marti {Kevin} Maas, Hilbert; 17 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law: Virginia Eberle, Casa Grande, Ariz. He was preceded in death by a daughter: Niki Wagner; a daughter-in-law: Pamela Fesing-Wagner; and a great-granddaughter: Ashley Mendez.

Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2002 at the Wieting Funeral Home, 411 W. Main St., Chilton. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of services. Following services, military rites will be conducted by VFW Post #3153 and the burial of his cremains will take place in St. Augustine Cemetery.

A memorial fund has been established in the name of Hank Wagner for the American Ex-POW Medical Research Foundation and the New Hope Center Roof Fund.


Jay A. Woodcock - Manitowoc Herald Times - August 6, 2002
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Jay A. Woodcock, age 65, of 2319 Hickory Hills Road, Chilton, died on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002 at Calumet Medical Center, following a short illness.

He was born Jan. 30, 1937 in the town of Rockland, son of the late Dexter and Edna {Hackbarth} Woodcock. He married Myrtle Wiegert on Dec. 28, 1960. Jay served in the U.S. Army and was an avid sports enthusiast. He was a salesman for the Wisconsin Agriculturist Magazine, and worked for a short time at the Manitowoc Herald Times.

Survivors include his wife: Myrtle; four sons: Tim {Jo} Woodcock, rural Chilton; Phil {Kirsten} Woodcock, Milton; Ted {Terri} Woodcock, Rockford, Ill.; John {Sandy} Woodcock, Manitowoc; seven grandchildren: and a brother: Wayne {Gert} Woodcock, rural Chilton. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002 at 11:30 a.m. at the Wieting Funeral Home in Reedsville. The Rev. Marc Axelrod will officiate.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service.


Cyrilla "Peggy" A. Weber - Chilton Times Journal - August 29, 2002
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Cyrilla "Peggy" A. Weber, age 77, of 1904 Park Ave., New Holstein, died unexpectedly Friday, Aug. 23, 2002 at her home.

She was born July 24, 1925 in the Town of Charletown, daughter of the late Frank and Gertrude Daniels Woelfel. Peggy attended St. Martin's Grade School and graduated from New Holstein High School. On May 15, 1946 she married Robert Weber at St. Martin's Catholic Church in the Town of Charlestown. He preceded her in death on March 23, 1982.

She was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in New Holstein and the Chilton Eagles Auxillary. Peggy also belonged to several card clubs.

Survivors include eight children, Daniel {Judi} Weber of Fond Du Lac, James {Rhonda} Weber of St. Cloud, Frederick {Barbara} Weber of New Holstein, Mary {Gary} Hinz of Waldo, Susan {Roger} Phillipi of New Holstein, Doris {Mike} Mueller of New Holstein, Karen Mittag and her friend Curt Miller of New Holstein, Marjorie {Larry} Heimermann of Chilton; 17 grandchildren, Todd {Heather} Weber, Carrie {Wayne} Koenig, Jenny Weber, Lucas and Kyle Weber, Becky, Anne and Bob Weber, Brian and Krystalyn Phillipi, Melissa, Kimberly and Christopher Mueller, Brittany and Brooke Mittag, Nicole and Heather Heimermann; two sisters, Lucille {Melvin} Gries of Manitowoc, Odelia {Henry} Schneider of Hilbert, three sisters-in-law, Sidonia Heus of Marytown, Serena {Gordon} Polster of New Holstein; Elaine Weber of Marytown. She is further survived by nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter, Barbara, and five sisters, Cecilia Daun, Valeria Klapperich, Florence Woelfel, Ermina Brunner and Gudelia Kraus.

Funeral Mass was held Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, at Holy Rosary Church in New Holstein, the Rev. Frank Weber as officiant. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery in the Town of Marshfield.

Sipple Funeral Home, New Holstein, assisted the family with arrangements.

Memorials may be made in the name of Cyrilla Weber.


Agnes Wolfinger - Brillion News - June 12, 1969
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Mrs. Agnes Wolfinger Succumbs June 5

Mrs. Agnes Wolfinger, 79, late a resident of this community, died at the Toth Nursing Home at Chilton on June 5 following a lingering illness. Mrs. Wolfinger was born November 20, 1889 in this community. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Theresa Zipperer Braun. She wed Louis Wolfinger in June of 1930. They farmed in the town of Woodville until 1944 when they returned to reside in this city. Mrs. Wolfinger was a member of the St. Mary Congregation. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. John {Margaret} Schuh of here and Mrs. Ervin Anna Pick of Jefferson. Her husband preceded her in death in 1968. She also has two brothers, Anton and Charles Braun, both of here. Services were held Saturday, Wieting caring for arrangements. Reverend Leonard Woefel officiated over services at St. Mary Church and at parish cemetery commitment.


Matthew Wettstein
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Matthew J. Wettstein, 63, of 1504 Illinois Avenue, died Wednesday morning at St. Nicholas Hospital following a two week illness.

Mr. Wettstein retired from the R-way Furniture Co. a year ago after suffering a heart-stroke July 11, 1966. He had been working there for 23 years.

He was born February 19, 1904, in the town of Harrison, Calumet County, so of the late Albert and Lena Wettstein.

On July 16, 1935, he married the former Miss Mary Dikancic at St. Augustine Church in Chilton. The couple moved to Sheboygan in 1941.

Mr. Wettstein was a member of St. Clement's Catholic Church; the United Furniture Workers, Local 806; The Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 438; and the Legion of Moose, Fox River Valley Council 142.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Robert of Sheboygan Falls, and Roger of Popular Grove, Illinois; three daughters, Mrs. William {Marlene} Meyer and Mrs. James {Nancy} Sachse, both of Sheboygan, and Mrs. Rosemary Oney of Palatka, Florida; his stepmother, Mrs. Minnie Wettstein of Stockbridge; a brother, Norman of Kaukauna; and two sisters, Mrs. Alfred{Mabel} Oakley of Sheboygan, and Mrs. Catherine Scott of Milwaukee.

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

The requiem Mass will be celebrated by the Very Rev. Msgr. Vernon J. Kuehn at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Clement's Church following brief family rites at 9:30 in Gerends's Funeral Home.

Friends may call at Gerend's Funeral Home after 4 p.m. today.

A parish vigil will be held there at 7 p.m. The Moose Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 8 p.m.


Gilbert A. Wettstein
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Gilbert A. Wettstein 719 E. 8th St. Kaukauna Age 61, passed away at 12:20 a.m. Tuesday after a 3 month illness. He was born June 1, 1905 in Chilton and had been a resident of Kaukauna since 1934 and was employed at the Combined Paper Mills, Inc. for the past 22yrs.

Mr. Wettstein is survived by his wife Sophie; two daughters, Mrs. Jerome {Betty} Janssen, Madison; Mrs. David {Pat} Belling, Kaukauna; one son, Gilbert Jr., Kimberly; his stepmother, Mrs. Albert Wettstein, Stockbridge; Two brothers, Matthew, Sheboygan; Norman, Kaukauna; two sisters, Mrs. Raymond Scott, Milwaukee; Mrs. Al Oakley, Sheboygan; 14 grandchildren. One son Edward preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Kaukauna, with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Peter A. Salm officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Greenwood Funeral Home, Kaukauna, after 2 p.m. Wednesday. Rosary will be prayed at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


Minnie Wettstein
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Mrs. Minnie Wettstein, 75, of Stockbridge, died at her home Friday, November 15, following a lengthy illness.

The former Minnie Manke was born in Plymouth, August 24, 1894. Survivors include Mrs. Carl Radtke and Mrs. Simon Curtiss, both of Plymouth.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Fargo Funeral Home, Stockbridge, with the Rev. Lester Ott, pastor of the Kaukauna Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's cemetery, Stockbridge.


Kathryn M. Wettstein
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Kathryn M. Wettstein, 81, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, at Evergreen Retirement Community in Oshkosh.

She was born on Aug. 11, 1922, in West Bend, a daughter of the late Joseph B. and Barbara Zimmer Fellenz.

On Nov. 20, 1941, she married Walter Wettstein of Chilton at Holy Rosary Church in New Holstein. Walter, son of the late Frank and Francis Schwobe Wettstein of Chilton, preceded her in death on July 12, 1983.

Kathryn lived in New Holstein for 54 years. She graduated from New Holstein High School in 1940 and attended Sheboygan Business College. She worked at M.B. Corporation, Humke Clinic in Chilton, Olson Transportation, was co-owner of Wettstein’s General Store in New Holstein, and worked for 14 years as office secretary at Kiel Wooden Ware until she retired due to illness in 1978.

Kathryn and her husband moved from New Holstein to Fond du Lac in 1980.

She was a member of Grace Reformed Church in Fond du Lac, and served for 14 years as a St. Agnes Hospital volunteer. She was a member of Multiple Sclerosis Support Group, the Prison Fellowship Organization, and did prison ministry at Waupun, Taycheedah and Kettle Moraine for 12 years. She was also a volunteer for 10 years at All About Life Rehabilitation Center in Fond du Lac.

Survivors include a sister, Mary Jane {Wilfrid} Turba of St. Anna; two nieces, Mary Lauren Hansen of Green Bay and {Name Removed at Request} of Arizona; two great-nephews, Christian and Sven Hansen; a brother-in-law, Ray {Marie} Wettstein of Chilton; two sisters-in-law, Rosie Wettstein of Chilton and Celestine Stroik of Cecil; and friends, Ron and Marjorie Poublon of Oshkosh, Dan and Sue May Sr., Clark and Inez Koechel, and Dr. K. Alan and Sharon Stormo, all of Fond du Lac.

Services: The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2004, at Grace Reformed Church, 163 E. 18th St., Fond du Lac, with the Rev. Barry Vegter officiating. Burial will be at Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee.

Visitation: From 2 p.m. until the time of service on Friday, Jan. 23, 2004, at the church.

Mach Funeral Chapel is serving the family.


Lena Wettstein - Chilton Times - August 9, 1919
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Stockbridge

Mrs. Albert Wettstein of the Town Of Stockbridge, was buried on Thursday Forenoon.


Another wife and mother in this vicinity has passed away leaving a sorrowing family, Mrs. Albert Wettstein, who died Tuesday Morning at 3:30 o’clock. Mrs. Wettstein, nee Lena Hoelzer, was born August 15, 1882. She was a daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Nick Hoelzer of Quinney and spent her girlhood at home.

On Feb. 18, 1904 she was united in marriage to Albert Wettstein and they settled on a farm in The same vicinity making it their home until About four years ago, when they moved to the Farm two miles north of Stockbridge on the Old Road and owned by John Commeford, where They have since resided. For the past year she Has been in failing health and on Sunday last She submitted to an operation in the hope of Gaining relief but she sank gradually until her Death.

She leaves to mourn her loss a sorrowing husband And seven children, three boys Mathew, Gilbert And Norman and four girls, Bernice, Marcella, Mabel and Katherine, the youngest a babe of a Few months. Two other daughters died in infancy.

Besides the immediate family she leaves her Father and mother, Mr. And Mrs. Nick Hoelzer, And eight sisters, Mrs. J. Joas, Mrs. George Brown, Nrs. Nick Schockmel, Mrs. Otto Wilson, Mrs. Tessie Meyer, Lizzie, Jennie and Josephine, and One brother John recently returned from overseas.

The funeral was held Thursday forenoon at 10 a.m. From St. Mary’s church, interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery.


M. J. Wirth - Sheboygan Press, Wednesday, February 11, 1931
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Brother of New Holstein Man is Dead at Oshkosh

New Holstein - Word has been received by M.J. Wirth of this city of the death Monday evening of his brother, Mathew Wirth, 48, of Oshkosh. Mr. Wirth died in Mercy Hospital at Oshkosh. He is survived by four sons, two daughters, his aged father, three brothers and five sisters.

Funeral services will be held at Holy Cross church, Mount Calvary Thursday at 10 a.m. with internment in in the adjoining cemetery.


Frank Winkler, Sr. - Appleton Post Crescent - Tuesday, December 28, 1926.
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Winkler Funeral Service Monday

Conducted at St. Mary's Church by the Rev. A. Pritzl; Legion in Charge

Chilton - The funeral of Frank Winkler, Sr., who died at his home on Spring St, on Friday evening, was held from St. Mary's Church at 10:00 Monday morning, the service being conducted by the Rev. A. Pritzl. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery. The funeral was in charge of the American Legion. The members of the Woman's Relief Corps attended in a body. The bearers were four grandsons of the deceased, Victor, Eugene, Sylvester and Leonard Winkler, and the husbands of two granddaughters, Harry McHugh and Dr. Philefus Ortlieb. Those from away who attended the funeral were William Fox of St. Peters, Minn; Mrs. Hubert Guelig of Lena, Wis; Mrs. Caroline Kapher of Hilbert; Mrs. Albert Stadtmueller and son Theodor of Oshkosh; Mrs. Hallie Diedrich of Greenville; Mrs. Thomas Stilp and three daughters of High Cliff; A.C. Preissner of Rosendale; August Preissner of Calvary; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Emerich and son Sam; Mrs. Anna Laudolff and son Matt of Peebles; Mr. and Mrs. Harry McHugh; and Victor Winkler of Racine.

An adjoining article shows his picture wearing a medal on his suit. The caption is VETERAN DIES. It says Chilton - Frank Winkler, Sr. one of the few remaining veterans of the Civil War in Calumet Co. succumbed to an illness of about two months last Friday evening at his home in this city. He served with Co. K, 9th regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry from October 25, 1861 to December 3, 1864. He has been a resident of Chilton since 1903, and lived on a farm in the town of Stockbridge previous to that time.


Adrian Wettstein - Chilton Times Journal - August 11, 1923
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Pioneer of Marytown

Adrian Wettstein, aged 77 a pioneer of Fond du Lac county, died at 1 p.m. Saturday at the home of his son, Stephen Wettstein at Marytown after a short illness.

He was born in Germany August 29, 1846, and came to America when 10 years of age, settling with his parents on a farm a short distance east of Marytown where he resided continuously until two years ago when he moved to the village to make his home with his son.

He was united in marriage to Katherine Mauer at Marytown 55 years ago. Mrs. Wettstein died June 23, 1908.

Mr. Wettstein was the father of 14 children, 12 of whom are living to mourn his death. The surviving children are: Stephen, of Marytown; Anton, of Kiel; Mrs. M. Arenz, of Friendship; Edward, of Dotyville; Michael and Jake, of Fond du Lac; John, of Adams, Minn.; Mrs. A. Manz, of Kiel; Andrew, of Eden; and Mrs. E. Schuette, of New Holstein.

Mr. Wettstein was a devout member of the Catholic Faith and always took a deep interest in the welfare of his parish. He was also a charter member of the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin Council at Marytown.

The funeral was held on Tuesday from St. Mary's Church at Marytown at 10:00 o'clock, Rev. Fr. E. Stehling officiating, with interment in St. Mary's Cemetery.


Anna Wettstein - Chilton Times Journal - June 23, 1923
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Pioneer Women Dies

Death claimed a pioneer woman of Calumet County on Saturday, June 16th, Mrs. Carl Wettstein passing away at her home at Charlesburg following a brief illness.

The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon at St. Charles church at Charlesburg with interment in St. Charles cemetery beside her husband. Rev. Fr. P. J. Nilles officiating.

Anna Kutzer was born in Austria on Jan. 5th, 1851 and at the age of five years came to this country with her parents the late Mr. And Mrs. Albert Kutzer, settling at Marytown, Fond du Lac county.

In January 1867 she was united in marriage to Carl Wettstein at St. Mary's church Marytown and the same year they moved onto the farm now owned by her son, Frank C. Wettstein in the town of Stockbridge. She assisted her husband in the work on the farm and was the mother of twelve children, ten of whom are still living. In 1906 she and her husband retired from active farm life and purchased a home at Charlesburg where they resided. Mr. Wettstein passed away May 20th, 1922.

The deceased was a women of sterling character and was an excellent wife and mother. She was a devout Christian women and never hesitated to undergo any sacrifices for her husband and family. She was loved by all her relatives and friends and her passing is deeply regretted by them.

Mrs. Wettstein is survived by seven sons and three daughters; Frank C. of Stockbridge town; Joseph C. and Michael of Wahpeton, N. D.; Henry of Charlesburg; August and Otto of Long Prairie, Minn.; Sister Petonia of Waterloo, Ont.; Sister Euphrasia of Catherine, Kansas; Mrs. Frank Boll, East Brothertown.


Carl Wettstein - Chilton Times Journal - May 27, 1922
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Another Pioneer Passes Away

Death claimed another pioneer of Calumet County when Carl Wettstein answered the summons at his home in Charlesburg on Saturday, May 20th, at the age of seventy-eight years. Mr. Wettstein had been in failing health for a year past, but was able to be up and around.

Carl Wettstein was a native of Austria and was born in that country in 1848. In 1856 he came to this country with his parents the late Mr. And Mrs. Joseph Wettstein who located in the woods in what is known as Marytown, town of Calumet, Fond du Lac county.

On January 1867 he was married to Anna Kutzer at St. Mary's church, Marytown, and the same year they moved onto the farm now owned by his son, Frank C. Wettstein, in the town of Stockbridge. Through his diligence and thrift he succeeded in building up a fine property and in 1906 having sufficient of the world's goods to maintain himself and wife in comfort, he retired from active labor and purchased a home at Charlesburg where they have since lived until death separated them on Saturday.

Five years ago on Jan. 10, 1917, Mr. And Mrs. Wettstein celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at their home in Charlesburg and at that time all members of the family were home to make the reunion complete. For the past year Mr. Wettstein has been suffering from ill health but was sick abed only about a week previous to his death.

He is survived by his wife and eleven children; Frank C. of Stockbridge town, Joseph C. and Michael of Wahpeton; Henry of Charlesburg; August and Otto of Long Prairie, Minn.; Mrs. Thomas Schiller of Wahpeton, N.D.; Sister Petonia of Waterloo, Ont.; Sister Euphrasia of Catherine, Kansas; Mrs. Frank Boll, East Brothertown.

The funeral was held on Tuesday morning from St. Charles church in Charlesburg, with interment in St. Charles cemetery, Rev. Fr. P.J. Nilles officiating.


Jerry Wettstein - Abstract from Wisconsin Post Crescent - Feb. 2003
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Age 60, died Thursday, February 27, 2003 at his home in Chilton. He was born on August 7, 1942 in the Town of Chilton; son of Rose {Meier} Wettstein and the late Joseph Wettstein. He worked for over 40 years at the Chilton New Hope Center; he was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton. His father, Joseph Wettstein preceded him in death. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 1, 2003 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton with the Rev. Gary New S.D.S. officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home in Chilton from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, February 28, 2003 and again on Saturday at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service. A parish prayer service will be held Friday evening at the funeral home. Wieting Family Funeral Home.

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Jerome Z. {Jerry} Wettstein - The Sheboygan Press - February 28, 2003

Jerome Z. {Jerry} Wettstein, age 60, of 1024 Steenport Lane, Chilton, died on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, at his home in Chilton.

He was born on Aug. 7, 1942, in the Town of Chilton, son or Rose {Meier} Wettstein and the late Joseph Wettstein.

He worked for over 40 years at the Chilton New Hope Center. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton, and enjoyed dancing, bowling, visiting with his sister and his family.

He is survived by his mother of Chilton; a sister of Mt. Calvary; many aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; and his group home family. His father, Joseph Wettstein, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 1 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton with the Rev. Gary New S.D.S. officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home in Chilton from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28 and again on Saturday at the CHURCH from 9 a.m. until the time of service. A parish prayer service will be held Friday evening at the funeral home.

A memorial fund has been established in the name of Jerry Wettstein for the Roads to Freedom and the New Hope Center.

The Wieting Family Funeral Home of Chilton is serving the family.


Elizabeth Wettstein - Chilton Times Journals - March 18, 1905
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Died

At her home in the town of Stockbridge, on Friday morning, March 10, 1905, Mrs. Frank Wettstein, aged 66 years, 11 months, and 22 days.

Mrs. Wettstein has been in poor health for some time. Thursday evening she ate supper with the family and then retired for the night. During the night she complained of severe pains and at three o'clock on Friday morning she passed away.

Elizabeth Leitner was born in Germany and came to America with her parents in the fifties. She was married at Fond du Lac in 1860 to Frank Wettstein. A husband, six sons and three daughters survive her.

The funeral took place Sunday from St. Elizabeth's Catholic church at Kloten.


Frank Wettstein - Chilton Times Journal - May 27, 1905
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Sudden Death

On Sunday morning last Frank Wettstein, a respected citizen of the Town of Stockbridge, passed away without warning. On Saturday night he retired apparently in good health. Before going to bed he placed the clothes that he usually wore on Sunday on a chair near his bed. Mr. Wettstein was an early riser and not getting up at the usual hour one of the members of his family went to his room and found him dead in bed.

The deceased was born in Germany and at the time of his death was 68 years old. He had been a resident of Stockbridge over thirty years. In March last his wife died after an illness of a few hours.

He leaves six sons and two daughters, also six brothers and two sisters to mourn his sudden death.

The funeral took place on Tuesday from St. Elizabeth's church at Kloten.


Mary Wettstein - Chilton Times Journal - July 9, 1918
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After Lingering Illness

On Wednesday afternoon at three o'clock, at her home in South Stockbridge, Mrs. Stephen Wettstein passed away after an illness of eight months duration. In March last her health was in such condition that she was taken to St. Joseph's hospital, Milwaukee, where she underwent a surgical operation the relief from which was only temporary. She returned home and for a time seemed to improve, but the old trouble returned and on Saturday last she underwent another operation at her home, from which she rallied and seemed likely to improve until Monday when she had a change for the worse and sank rapidly until death relieved her of her suffering.

Mary Mauer was born in Marytown, Fond du Lac county, August 4, 1850, her parents being the late Mr. And Mrs. John Mauer. In 1868 she was married to Joseph See and they settled on a farm south of Charlesburg in the town of Brothertown where her husband died November 15, 1870. The following year she was married to Stephen Wettstein of South Stockbridge, which town has since been their home. She was one of the respected citizens of the neighborhood in which she lived for nearly half a century. She was hard working, accommodating and neighborly, qualities that made her many friends. In her family she neglected no duty to husband or children and her religious life was characterized by the same service.

The funeral will take place this Saturday forenoon at ten o'clock from St. Elizabeth's church at Kloten of which she was a devout member since settling in that community. Rev. Fr. J. H. Huhn will celebrate requiem Mass and interment will be made in St. Elizabeth's cemetery.

The deceased is survived by a husband, four sons, John See of Kloten, Edward, of South Stockbridge; Jos. Wettstein of Charlesburg and Anton Wettstein of Brothertown and two daughters, Mrs. Roy Merical of Wausau; Mrs. Lambert Daun of North Stockbridge. She also leaves four brothers, Math and Peter Mauer of Marytown, Michael and Anton Mauer of Stacyville, Iowa.; and a sister, Mrs. John Wagner of St. Cloud.


Simon Wettstein - Chilton Times Journal - March 5, 1959
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Simon Wettstein, 78, of Chilton, died at his home at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 3. He had been ill two months.

A son of the late Mr. And Mrs. Joseph Wettstein, he was born in the Town of Chilton, March 11, 1880.

He attended Holy Trinity Catholic School at Jericho and farmed many years in the Town of Stockbridge before retiring and moving to Chilton.

He married Gertrude Klapperich, May 26, 1902, at Kloten, near Chilton.

Surviving are his wife; three sons, Gregor, West Bend; Arno, Kiel; and Rudy, Stockbridge; a daughter, Mrs. Frank {Irma} Strobel, Weyauwega; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are a brother, Albert, of Stockbridge, and two sisters, Mrs. August Propson and Mrs. John Propson, Chilton.

The Requiem Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Augustine's Catholic Church, Chilton, with the Rev. Roland Ahearn, pastor, celebrant. Mass will follow 9 a.m. family rites at the Erbe-Hoffman Funeral home.

Burial is to be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Jericho.


Stephen Wettstein - Chilton Times Journal - February 17, 1923
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Pioneer Settler Dies

The death of Stephen Wettstein which occurred at the home of his son, Edward, on the town line in the town of Stockbridge, removed to a higher sphere one of the early settlers of that community. Mr. Wettstein had been ailing for over a year past and was taken to St. Agnes' hospital at Fond du Lac some time ago where he was under treatment for a couple of weeks or so. Not improving as he expected to, he returned home and since Nov. 27th last has been under the care of a trained nurse, failing gradually in strength until the end came on Friday last.

Stephen Wettstein was born in Bohmen, Germany, Feb. 25, 1850, and came to America with his parents in 1855, settling on a farm in Marytown, Fond du Lac county. He grew to young manhood there and remained on the farm assisting his father until July 6, 1873, when he was united in marriage to Mrs. Mary See, a widow with two children. They located on the farm on the town line, now the property of his son, Edward, and on which he has made his home until called by death. His wife died in June, 1918 and he has since been cared for by his son.

Mr. Wettstein was a good, honest, hardworking man, deeply interested in the welfare of his family and highly respected in the neighborhood in which he lived for half a century. He was a member of St. Elizabeth's Church at Kloten and his true Christian life exerted an influence on all who knew him.

He is survived by three sons, Edward of Stockbridge, Anton and Joseph of Brothertown and two daughters, Mrs. Lambert Daun of Stockbridge and Mrs. Roy Miracle of Wausau. He also leaves a stepson, John See of Kloten, a brother, Adrian Wettstein of Marytown, twenty grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

The funeral was held from St. Elizabeth's church, Kloten, on Monday morning at 10:00 o'clock, Rev. Fr. J. H. Huhn officiating at Requiem Mass and interment in St. Elizabeth's Cemetery.

Those from out of town attending the funeral were, Adrian Wettstein and son Stephen, Math and Peter Mauer of Marytown, Mrs. Roy Miracle of Wausau, Mr. And Mrs. Frank Boll, Mrs. Chas. Wettstein of Charlesburg.


Gertrude Wettstein - Chilton Times Journal - February 2, 1966
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Mrs. Gertrude Wettstein, 81, died Tuesday afternoon, February 15, at Calumet Homestead, New Holstein, where she had been a resident the past four years.

Born August 8, 1884. she was the daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Michael Klapperich of Marshfield. She married Simon Wettstein on May 26, 1902 at Kloten.

The couple farmed near Stockbridge for about 55 years until 1959, when Mr. Wettstein proceeded her in death.

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

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Frank {Irma} Strobel, Weyauwega: three sons, Gregory of West Bend, Arno of Escondido, California, and Rudy of Stockbridge; 10 grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Martha Steffen of Arpin, Wisconsin. One son and one daughter preceded her in death.

Funeral services were held Friday at 9 a.m. at the Erbe-Hoffman Funeral Home, and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church, the Rev. Roland Ahearn, officiating. Burial was in Holy Trinity Cemetery at Jericho.


Frank J. Westcot - April, 1927
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Frank J. Westcot passed away at his home in the village of Omro April 20th, 1927

As Mr. Westcot had been as well as usual up to the morning of his death, his passing comes as a great shock to his family and friends.

Franklin J. Westcot was born at Brownsville, Jefferson County, New York, Sept. 27, 1852. When he was two years of age, his father, George P. Westcot, moved with his family from New York to the then new state of Wisconsin. The Westcots were the third pioneer family to settle in the Wooded region of Calumet County, which lay in the vicinity of what is now the village of Hilbert.

Here, Mr. Westcot grew to manhood, taking up his life work as a a farmer, and continuing the development of a fine agricultural community. On Feb. 19, 1878, he was married to Lydia C. Dean of Chilton and brought his bride to the old home, where they lived for more than a quarter of a century. To this union were born four children, three daughters and one son. Mr. Westcot was a loving and provident husband and father, and a kind and generous neighbor, ever interested in things which lead to the advancement of his family and community in which he lived. In the sprIng of 1909, he sold the farm which, t had been known as the "Westcot farm" for over fifty years, and a few months later moved his family to Omro, where new friendships and new interests were found.

Here again he lived as a farmer until 1917, when failing health caused him to move to a home in the village of Omro.

Mr. Westcot was a member of the M. E. church of Omro. He was also a member of the M. W. A. and of the I. O. O. F. lodge of Omro, of which he had been a member for nearly fifty years.

The deceased leaves a widow, Mrs. Lydia Westcot of Omro, three daughters, Mrs. Maude Yule of Winneconne, Mrs. Mildred Bennett of Omro, and Mrs. Verla Goss of Almond, and one son, George L. Westcot of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; also a niece, Mrs. Daisy Calkins of Omro, who, from early childhood made her home with her uncle and family. One sister, Mrs. Elvira S. West of Omro and four grandchildren to mourn his death.

Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon at the M. E. church, Rev. North conducting the services. Interment was in the Omro cemetery, the 1. O. O. F. conducting the services at the grave.

Those from away who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. George L. Westcot and son James of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Yule of Winneconne, Mrs. Frank Goss and son Harold of Almond, C. W. Dean of Merill, C. H. Dean, son Dick and daughter Deneise of Chicago, R. D. West Menomonee, Mich., J. S. Dixon, Mr. and Mrs. G. Lemburg and daughter Edith, Mr. and Mrs. M. Stone and daughter Evelyn and Mrs. Gpo. Russell of Green Bay, Mr. O. Sherman of Pardeeville. Mr. and Mrs. G. Pingel! of Fond du Lac, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Barett of Stockbridge, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Harper, son and daughter, Mrs. J. C. Harper and son, Mrs. A. W. Harper and Thad Sheerin of Neenah, Mrs. J. C. Nugent, Mrs. AlIce Nugent, Mrs. Arthur PIerce, Miss Susan Jones, Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Vivian of Oshkosh.


Lydia Westcot - Winneconne, Wis. - Thursday, March 17, 1938
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Mrs. Lydia Westcot is Called By Death

Mrs. Lydia Westcot passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sam Yule, on Wednesday, March 16, at 9:30 a. m., following an illness of two weeks.

Death was due to paralysis.

Mrs. Westcot, daughter of John and Lodosky Dean, was born at Neenah, Feb. 18, 1857, later moving to Chilton. She was married to Frank Westcot of Chilton, Feb. 18. 1878, who preceded her in death 11 years ago.

In 1909 she and her family moved to Omro where she resided until four years ago, when she came to Winneconne to live with her daughter.

Shortly afterwards she fractured her hip from which she never fully recovered, being confined to a wheel.chair. She bore her suffering with utmost patience and cheerfulness. ,She is a member of the Omro Presbyterian church and Progress Circle.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Maude Yule, Mrs. Mildred Bennett, of Omro, Verla Goss of.Cambridge; one son, George Westcot of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, one niece, Mrs. Daisy Calkins of Omro; five grandchildren and three grandnephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Omro Presbyterian church, with Rev. G. Ruby of Green Bay officiating. Burial will be in the Omro cemetery. Friends may call at the Plansky funeral home from Thursday evening until one o'clock Saturday.


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Florian F. Woelfel - The Sheboygan Press - February 25, 2004
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Florian F. Woelfel, age 89, of Charlestown, died on Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at the Calumet Homestead in New Holstein.

Born on June 14, 1914, in the Town of Charlestown, Florian was the son of the late Conrad and Agnes {Heimann} Woelfel.

He married Dorothy A. Wettstein on Oct. 10, 1939, at St. Martin Catholic Church in Charlestown. She preceded him in death on Feb. 14, 1998.

He worked with his brother, Roland, establishing the Chilton City Dairy, later working for the Carnation Company in Chilton until moving to the family homestead in 1949 where he farmed with his wife.

Florian was a member of St. Martin Catholic Church in Charlestown where he served as a trustee for nearly 50 years, the Holy Name Society, and the Knights of Columbus. He also enjoyed dancing, playing sheepshead, and he was an avid dart ball player.

He is survived by three children, eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, a sister, and a brother. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; a sister, Celestine Woelfel; a brother and sister-in-law, Roland {Marcella} Woelfel; and a sister-in-law, Marie Woelfel.

Funeral Services will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at St. Martin Catholic Church in Charlestown with the Rev. Loren Nys officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the church on Thursday from 4 p.m. until the time of service.

The Wieting Family Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be sent to www.wietingfuneralhome.com.


Marcella C. Woelfel
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Age 87 of All About Life Nursing Home, formerly of Chilton, died on Monday November 10, 2003 at All About Life in Fond du Lac. She was born on July 2, 1916 in Kloten daughter of the late Anton and Mary {Wettstein} Nadler. She married John L. Woelfel Jr. on May 12, 1936 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Jericho. She worked for the Chilton Times Journal and also served with her husband as custodian for St. Mary's Parish for many years. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton and a member of the Christian Mothers. In her free time she enjoyed working in her garden and flower beds. She is survived by 6 children; Marvin Woelfel of Quinney, Mary {Don} Breckheimer of Hilbert, Daniel {Gail} Woelfel of Irvine, CA, Stephen {Janet} Woelfel of Chilton, Patricia Ann {Ken} Scholz of Fond du Lac, Roger {Kathy} Woelfel of Sherwood, 23 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; 5 sisters; Alvera Wagner, Delphine Basler, Kathryn Joas, Marie Friel, Rosalie {John} Heiberger, and 2 sisters-in-law; Elsie and Dorothy Nadler. She was preceded in death by her step mother Rose, a daughter Theresa, 3 sons; John, David, and Michael, one grandchild; Kevin Woelfel, a daughter-in-law Judy Woelfel, 7 brothers; Emanuel, Ervin, Edmund, William, Luke, Anthony, and Paul, one sister; Viola Nadler, and 4 sisters-in-law; Lorraine, Kitty, Helen, and Lorene Nadler. Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM on Friday November 14, 2003 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton with the Rev. Gary New S.D.S. officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at Wieting Family Funeral Home, 411 W. Main St. Chilton, from 4 to 8 PM on Thursday, and on Friday at the church from 10 AM until the time of service. A parish prayer service will be held Thursday evening at the funeral home at 6 PM.


Ottila S. Wettstein - The Fond du Lac Reporter - November 4, 2001
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Ottila "Tillie" Sophie Wettstein, 90, of W3872 Silica Road, passed away on Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at the Hospice Home of Hope in Fond du Lac.

She was born May 19, 1911, in the Town of New Holstein, the daughter of the late Anton and Frances Mueller Meyer.

On May 24, 1934, she married Hugo "Hooks" Wettstein at St. Rose Catholic Church in Clintonville, Wis.

Tillie is a member of Holy Family Parish - St. Peter Catholic Church in St. Peter, Wis.

Survivors include three sons, Gerald of Fond du Lac, Lloyd{Beverly} of Appleton, Wis. And Neil {Sandy} of Rockdale, Texas: Three daughters, Donna Cooper of Greenville, Wis.; Peggy {Ray } Hemauer of Chilton, Wis.; and Barb {Rick} Fisher of Kimberly, Wis.; 14 grandchildren: 17 great-Grandchildren: and also nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugo, in 1957, two sisters, Louise Droum and Ella Meyer.

Services: A liturgy of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Holy Family Parish-St. Peter Catholic Church in St. Peter. Rev. John Radetski will officiate. Burial will be at St. Elizabeth Parish cemetery in Kloten, Wis.

Visitation: Family and friends may call from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at Zacherl Funeral Home, and at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

Zacherl Funeral Home is serving the family.

Tillie's family would like to thank the physicians and staff in the intensive care unit of St. Agnes Hospital, and the Hospice Home of Hope for their care and comfort.


Sister M. Bathona Wettstein
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Sister M. Bathona, 87, nee Elizabeth Wettstein, died, Nov. 14 at Kitchner, Ontario, Canada.

She was born in the town of Stockbridge near kloten on Nov. 4, 1870, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wettstein.

Sister Bathona was a member of Notre Dame convent at Kitchner a branch of the Milwaukee convent and was a nun for the past 67 years, 45 years in Canada. Burial was at Kitchner, Ontario.

Survivors include four brothers: Henry, of West Point, Nebr.; Frank, of Chilton; Otto, of Long Prairie, Minn; and Thomas of Chicago; one sister Sr. M. Euphrasia, of St. Agnes Convent, Fond du Lac.


Arno Wettstein - Fond du Lac Reporter - Monday, April 22, 1974
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Arno Wettstein, 63, of Escondido, Calif., a former Kiel resident, died Saturday morning at his home of an apparent heart attack.

He was born at Jericho on July 12, 1910, a son of Simon and Gertrude Klapperich Wettstein. He attended St. Mary's School at Stockbridge. On Oct. 28, 1933, he married Violett Krueger at St. Mary's church, Stockbridge.

Mr. Wettstein was employed by Stoelling Bros. at Kiel until 13 years ago when he moved to Escondido where he was employed as a cabinetmaker.

Surviving are his widow, three sons, Eugene and Rodney both of Escondido, Calif., and Wayne of New Holstein; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Rudolph of Stockbridge and Gregor of West Bend; and a sister, Mrs. Irma Stroebel of Weyauwega.

A daughter, brother and sister preceded him in death.

Funeral arrangements are pending in Escondido, Calif.


Gregory Wettstein - Fond du Lac Reporter - Saturday, June 26, 1976
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Gregory P. Wettstein, 25, of 580 Ellis St. died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Agnes Hospital after a brief illness.

He was born March 25, 1951, in Fond du Lac, the son of Roy J and Evelyn Knapstein Wettstein. His father preceded him in death.

Mr. Wettstein was a Goodrich High School graduate and attended University of Wisconsin Madison for two years.

He is survived by his mother of Fond du Lac and three sisters, Mrs. Oscar {Nina} Reyes of Fond du Lac, Miss Paula Wettstein and Miss Laura Wettstein, both of Madison.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Zacherl Funeral Home. The Rev. Steven Wettstein will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Visitation for Mr. Wettstein will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.


Julius Wettstein - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday, November 21, 1963
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Julius Wettstein, 81, a retired Calumet County farmer, died at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Calumet County Hospital, Chilton. He had been ill two years.

Born in the Town of Stockbridge, April 12, 1882, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wettstein. He had farmed in Stockbridge until retiring three years ago.

In April, 1907, he married Anna Neuber, in St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, at Kloten, near Chilton.

She survives, along with a daughter, Mrs. Jennie Horvatch, Milwaukee; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren, and a brother, Adrian, Wabeno.

The requiem Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Elizabeth's church, with the Rev. Duane Dionne, assistant pastor of St. Mary's Parish, Chilton, celebrant. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Mass will follow 11 o'clock family rites at the Pfeffer Funeral Home in Chilton, where friends may call after 3 p.m. Friday. The Rosary will be recited there at 8:30 p.m. Friday.


Mary Wettstein - Appleton Post Crescent - Wednesday Evening, August 4, 1926
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Girl is Killed As Car Strikes Tree Near Road

Miss Mary Wettstein of Kloten Dies Few Minutes after Accident


Miss Mary Wettstein, 20 year old daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Frank Wettstein of Kloten, was almost instantly killed at 3 o'clock Wednesday morning when the automobile in which she was a passenger with her sister and two brothers struck a tree on the side of the road about two and one-half miles south of Kloten.

The impact threw her from the car into a ditch and she died a few minutes later at the farm home of Mr. And Mrs. Ed Wettstein, located near the scene of the accident. It is believed she received internal injuries.

With her sister, Esther, and brothers George and Hugo, she was returning from the wedding of Irvin Suttner and Leona Ehlers at Charlesburg.

She is survived by her parents, five brothers, Walter, Joseph, Ray, George and Hugo, and three sisters, Esther, Celia and Margaret.

The funeral will be held Saturday morning at St. Elizabeth church, Kloten, and burial will be at Kloten.


Frances {Mrs. Frank} Wettstein - The Sheboygan Press - August 19, 1961
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Mrs. Frank C. Wettstein, 73, of 306 W. Court St., Chilton, died at Calumet Memorial Hospital Friday night after an illness of one year.

The former Frances Schwobe was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schwobe, and was born in Stockbridge on Aug. 18, 1888.

She was married to Frank C. Wettstein Feb. 28, 1904, at St. Elizabeth's church in Kloten. Her husband died in 1959.

Mrs. Wettstein was a member of the Christian Mothers Society and Mission Society of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Chilton.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Clarence Mueller, of Chilton, Mrs. Leo Achter of Brothertown, and Mrs. Elmer Reichwald of Hilbert; four sons, Joseph and Raymond of Chilton, George of Sheboygan, and Walter of New Holstein;two brothers, Joseph of Tigertown and Henry of Brothertown; two sisters, Mrs. Albert Propson, Newton, and Mrs. Veronica Theilmann, Chilton; 35 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, a daughter, three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Chilton, and at St. Mary's Church at 9:30 a.m., the Rev. Henry Schmitt, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery.

Friends may call at the Pfeffer Funeral Home from 7 p.m. Sunday until time of services Tuesday. The Rosary will be recited 7 p.m. Sunday and at 8 p. m. Monday.


Frances {Mrs. Thomas} Wettstein - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday, November 19, 1930
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Young Women of City passes Away Here on Tuesday

Mrs. Frances Wettstein, wife of Thomas Wettstein, 1535 N. 8th street, died Tuesday evening in St. Nicholas hospital after a brief illness.

Mrs. Wettstein was born March 23, 1900 at Stockbridge, Calumet county, and was the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Anton Simon. She was united in marriage with Thomas Wettstein on April 5, 1920, at Holy Rosary Church, New Holstein. The couple have lived in Sheboygan since that time.

Those who survive Mrs. Wettstein are three children, Anna Mae, aged 10 years; Leo, 8, and Alma, 6. One child, a twin, died six years ago.

Mrs. Wettstein also leaves to mourn her death, her parents, Mr. And Mrs. Anton Simon, this city; three sisters, Mrs. John Bauman, this city, Mrs. Ed Wathry, Kaukauna, and Mrs. John Humke, Long Beach, Calif., and one brother, Simon Jr. of Milwaukee.

The deceased was a member of St. Cecilia Court no. 1188, Women's Catholic Order of Foresters, St. Ann's Alter and Mother Society and a member of the American Legion auxiliary.

The body was removed to the Balhorn Funeral Temple, where services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday and at 9 o'clock at Holy Name Church. Rev. Phillip Dries will officiate and interment will be in Calvary cemetery here.


Susanna Wettstein - Herald-Times Reporter - Manitowoc-Two Rivers - Thursday, March 1, 1973
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Mrs. Susanna Wettstein, 84, of 726 Chicago St., Kiel, died Thursday morning at St. Nicholas Hospital, Sheboygan.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Meiselwitz Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic church, Kiel. The Rev. Francis Kerscher will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Mrs. Wettstein, nee Susanna Williams, was born Aug. 25, 1888, at Kiel, daughter of the late Joseph and Wilhelmina Dressen Williams. She was married to Paul Drews in 1908 at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic church, Kiel. Mr. Drews preceded her in death in 1912.

She was married to Anton Wettstein in 1914, also at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic church. Mr. Wettstein preceded her in death in June of 1945.

She was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Christian Mothers Society of the church, and the G.U.G. Germania Society.

Survivors include three sons, Raymond Drews and Loyal Wettstein of Kiel and LeRoy Wettstein of New Holstein; four daughters, Mrs. Robert {Aurelia} Schley of Manitowoc, Mrs. Clarence{Lucille} Schwartz of rural New Holstein, Mrs. George {Adeline} Stieber, of Sheboygan and Mrs. Roland {Sylonia} Brennan, of Dixon, Ill; a sister, Mrs. Rueben Baumann of Port Washington; 25 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:30 p.m. Friday, where a wake service will be at 8:15 p.m.


William Wagner - Fond du Lac Reporter
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William P. Wagner, 88, of Calumet Homestead Nursing Home in New Holstein, died Thursday, January 9, 1997, at Calumet Medical Center in Chilton following a short illness.

He was born January 14, 1908, in Fond du Lac County, a son of the late Nickolas and Lena {Diedrick} Wagner.

Mr. Wagner farmed in the Town of Brothertown until a year ago when he became a resident of Calumet Homestead. He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Malone.

Survivors include a sister, Laurena Pilling of Chilton; and a nephew, David Pilling of New Holstein.

There will be no visitation or funeral services. Spring burial will be in the Brothertown Union Cemetery.

Wieting Funeral Home in Chilton is assisting the family.


Viola E. Winkler - The Sheboygan Press - Sunday, June 20, 1999 - pg. A2
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Viola E. Winkler, age 94, of Chilton died on Friday, June 18, 1999 at her home. She was born on May 27, 1905 in the town of Stockbridge, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Amanda {Schluchter} Haas. She married Victor J. Winkler on April 30, 1927 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton. He preceded her in death on Jan. 11, 1999.

She had worked for General Telephone Co. in Chilton for many years. Viola was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton; the Christian Mothers, the Calumet Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary, and she had served as a Girl Scout leader.

Viola was very loving and thoughtful of her family and friends. She especially enjoyed playing cards and baking cookies to share. She will be sorely missed by all.

Survivors include two daughters, nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, a sister-in-law, two brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She also was preceded in death by two grandchildren, a sister and two brothers.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 23, 1999 at St. Mary Catholic Church with the Rev. Gary New, S.D.S., officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday and again from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, when family prayers will be given, at the Wieting Funeral Home in Chilton. A parish prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

A tree of deepest root is found
Least willing still to quit the ground.
‘Twas therefore said by ancient sages
That loves of life increased with years.
So much that in our later stages,
When pains grow sharp and sickness rages
The greatest love of life appears.


Charlotte Wilber - Clark County, WI - The Greenwood Gleaner - February 26, 1903
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Grandma Wilber passed away into her everlasting sleep last Wednesday morning, Feb. 18, at 2 o'clock at the home of her son, Charlie Wilber, with whom she has been living for two years and a half caring for her three grandchildren. The aged mother was 83 years, 10 months and 13 days old when she died. The funeral was held in the school house Saturday forenoon, Rev. C. L. Frederick of Greenwood officiating. She was buried in the Dodgeville cemetery.

Eugene Wilber of Mellen attended his mother's funeral here Saturday.

Mrs. O. M. Sharon of Gravesville was here to attend her mother's funeral. She returned to her home Tuesday, taking her brother's three children with her.

Card Of Thanks

We wish to return thanks to neighbors and friends of the town of Beaver who assisted us during the sickness and burial of our mother, Mrs. Charlotte Wilber.

Eugene Wilber, Chas. Wilber, Mrs. O. M. Sharon.


John Wolf - Brillion News - March 26, 1923
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Death Take Grim Toll During Week

Another Civil War veteran passed to the Great Beyond when John Wolf passed away at his home in this city last Monday evening after suffering an attack of grippe which he was unable to withstand because of his age. Decedent was born in Bavaria Germany in 1839. In 1853, his parents came with the family to America and settled in Waukesha Co. In 1863 Mr. Wolf entered military service with the federal armies in the war for the union enlisting in Co. H, 4th Reg. Vol., and served till the close of the conflict. In 1865 he was united in marriage to Katherine Staabe who died later leaving one son, George, no siding at Appleton. In 1867 the decedent was married to Wilhelmina Maertz of Maple Grove and the couple removed to a farm in Woodville where they resided until 1909 when they retired from farming and came to live in Brillion which has been their home since. Besides the widow, six sons and one daughter survive the deceased. The sons are George of Appleton, John, August, and Andrew of the town of Brillion, Emil of Appleton and Carl of this city. The daughter is Mrs. Caroline Mack of this city. Peter Wolf of our city, also a Civil War veteran, is a brother of the deceased. The funeral took place yesterday at 1:00 pm services being conducted at the Lutheran Church here, Rev. M Sauer officiating. The pall bearers were Chas. Maertz, Fred Reichel, Fred Thurow, Wm. Steinbach, Jac. Luecker and Henry Plank. Interment was in the Lutheran Cemetery.

The death of this pioneer again reminds us of the depleting ranks of the early pioneers of America's great western region. Mr. Wolf came to this country nearly seventy years ago. Less than seventy years prior to that, there was no United States of America, our federal constitution had no yet been adopted and Washington had not yet eve been though of as the first president of our great nation. As the child of an immigrant of those early days he no doubt often heard his elders discussing public questions still left unsettled from Washington's administration. To those prone to sneer at our "foreign" element and our hyphenates, it would be well to point out what the children of these early days imbibed from their immigrant parents and that their subsequent lives show they acquired from their parents the same ideals, the same sturdy traits of character which were transmitted to the young by the earlier immigrants of the Revolutionary and pre-Revolutionary period, from whom they were separated by only a scant seventy-year span. Arno Bloedorn Post, American Legion conferred military honors to the departed soldier, at the cemetery.


Jacob Winkel - Chilton Times - October 1, 1936
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Jacob Winkel died at his home in Charlesburg at 12:20 am Monday {Sep 28}. He had been ill for several months. Mr. Winkel was born August 11, 1860 at Marytown, and was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Math. Winkel. He was married to Miss Catherine Achter at Charlesburg, Nov 5, 1892. His wife preceded him in death 13 years ago.

Mr. Winkel is survived by one son, John R. and one daughter, Mrs. Ed Birschbach {Hilda}, both of whom lived at the home of their father; three brothers, John, and August, Charlesburg; Richard, New Holstein; and his sisters, Mrs. Jacob Krebsbach {Maria Sophia}, New Holstein; Mrs. Peter Daun {Susanna},Charlesburg.

The funeral was held this morning at 9:30 o'clock from St. Charles Catholic Church, Charlesburg. The Rev. Leo Binder officiated. Burial was in St. Charles Cemetery.

Mr.Winkel was a member of the Catholic Knights and of the Holy Name Society. The funeral was in charge of the Erbe-Hoffman Funeral Home.


August Winkel - Chilton Times-Journal - Thursday - October 29, 1936
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August Winkel, 65, died at 7:15 Friday morning, October 16th, at the home of his sister and brother-in-law, Mr.and Mrs. Peter Daun, of Charlesburg, where he had been making his home for several years.

Mr. Winkel was born May 15, 1871, in the town of Calumet, Fond du Lac, son of the late Mr. and Mrs Matt Winkel. He married Miss Mary Schmitz of Brothertown at Marytown Nov. 23 1900. His wife passed away in 1915.

Survivors are his brothers and sisters, John J. Winkel, Brothertown; Richard, New Holstein; Mrs. Jacob Krebsbach, New Holstein; Mrs. Peter Daun. A brother, Jacob, preceded him in death by two weeks.

August was a member of the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin, Branch 119, and of the Holy Name Society of St. Charles congregation, Charlesburg.

The funeral under the direction of the Erbe-Hoffman Funeral Home, was held Monday, Oct. 19, 9:30 a.m. from St. Charles church, Charlesburg. The Rev. Leo Biinder officiated. Burial was made in the church cemetery.

John Winkel of Marytown was the cross bearer and the pallbearers were: Walter Daun, Henry Winkel, John Winkel, Matt Winkel, George Winkel, and Erwin Krebsbach. The Catholic Knights and the Holy Name societies attended the funeral in a body. The funeral was attended by a great number of relatives and friends.


Lambert Winkel - Sheboygan Press - Monday, Dec 5, 1932
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Lambert Winkel, aged 74, died suddenly Sunday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Walter Schropp, 1919 N. 7th Street. Mr. Winkel was born in Marytown, Fond du Lac Co. on April 12 1858 and waas married there Feb. 15, 1887 to Miss Catherine Konen.

After their marriage the couple made their home in St. Cloud for about 5 years and then came to this city. They lived in the 6th ward for many years. Mr. Winkel was employed at the Konrad Schreier C. for a number of years and for 6 years worked for the city, retiring about a year ago. He was a member of the Holy Name Society, the South Sheboygan Germania Society no. 42 and the Arbeiter's society.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Walter Schropp {Marie}, and a son, Clement, both of this city. Three grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Peter Daun, Charlesburg, and Mrs. Jacob Krebsbach of New Holstein, four brothers, John, Jacob, August, of Charlesburg and Richard of New Holstein.

Mrs. Winkel died 6 years ago. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock at the Ramm Funeral Home and at 10:00 o'clock at St. Peter Claver church. Rev. James Huepper will officiate and burial will be in the South Side Catholic Cemetery.


Anna Katherine Winkel - Sheboygan Press - January 18, 1926
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Mrs. Louis {should be Lambert} Winkel, 59, passed away at 2:20 a.m. today at the family residence, 1608 Spruce Court of paralysis. Last October Mrs. Winkel suffered a paralytic stroke which had confined her since, and Sunday evening she suffered a second stroke which resulted in her death early this morning.

Mrs. Winkel {Anna Katherine Konen} was born in Marytown, Wisconsin on November 10, 1866 and was married there to Mr. Winkel on February 15, 1887. Five years later the family came to this city and took up residence on Virginia avenue where they resided until 4 years ago when they moved to their present home.

Mrs. Winkel was a member of the Christian Mothers Society of St. Peter Claver church and also of the Willing Workers society of that parish.

The survivors are the husband, one daughter, Miss Marie, at home and a son, Clement Winkel, of this city; tow grandchildren and one brother, John Konen at Malone.

The body was taken to the Ramm Undertaking parlors where it will lie in state until the hour of the funeral, 9:30a.m. on Thursday when the service will be conducted at St. Peter Claver church. Rev.F. Pichery will officiate and burial will be made in the South Side Catholic Cemetery.

{Note: Anna Katherine Konen was the daughter of Mathias Konen and Maria Katharina Nett.}


Wilhelmina Wolfinger - Appleton Post-Crescent - April 28, 1927
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Forest Junction -- Mrs. Frank Wolfinger, residing on route 2, Hilbert, in town Woodville, three miles west of here, died on Tuesday morning after an illness of several months. Mrs. Wolfinger, nee Wilhelmina Fink, was born on Oct. 2, 1857, on a farm near the village of Dundas. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Fink, both of whom are dead. She was married to Frank Wolfinger on Jan. 24, 1882, after which the present home on the farm was established. Ten children were born, two of which have died. Surviving are the widower, one sister, Mrs. August Oberthur of Dundas; and eight children as follows: Mrs. Michael Ruhland of Fredonia; Bernard Wolfinger of town Chilton; John Wolfinger of Darboy; Mrs. Peter Binsfeld of Brillion; Frank, Nicholas, Louis and Miss Anna Wolfinger, all at home. The burial will take place in the cemetery at St. John, with funeral services at the Catholic church at 10 o’clock Friday morning. The Rev. August Brockman of Birnamwood, a nephew of Mrs. Wolfinger, will conduct the service.


Carl F. Wolf - June 22, 1959
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Carl Wolf, Bandsman, 70, Dies in Brillion

Former City Clerk Organized Bands in Fox Cities Area


Carl F. Wolf, 70, 146 Park Avenue, Brillion, a widely known bandsman and Brillion city servant, died at 6:15 a.m. today at his home after a long illness. He was born Dec 7, 1888, in the town of Woodville, Calumet County, son of the late Johann and Wilhelmina Maertz Wolf. He went to elementary school at Woodville and received his conductors degree from the Milwaukee Conservatory of Music. He married Elsie Luebke Brunner Sept 6, 1910. In 1908, he came to Brillion to open a photography business. He moved to New London in 1913 to organize a dance band and become the city band director. He returned to Brillion in 1918.

He was a member of the Brillion Lions Club. For many years he directed six city bands and three high school bands. He organized many bands in the Fox Cities area. He was Brillion city clerk from 1941 to 1951 and conducted the Brillion city band from 1918, when he organized it, until 1958 when he retired because of ill health.

Band Organizer

His career of band organizer and director included the formation of the following organizations: The Calumet County band, the brillion Juvenile band, the Hilbert City band {which he directed for 23 yars}, the Elkhart Lake City band {which he directed for 18 years}, the Wrightstown High school band, the Brillion High school band, the Plymouth Municipal band, the Sherwood 4-H Club band {which played at the national 4-H convention in Chicago in 1940}, the Stockbridge high school band and he was the director of the Plymouth High school and Chilton city bands.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran church, Brillion, with burial in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Wieting Funeral Home, Brillion, from 2 p.m. Wednesday until 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

He is survived by his widow; two brothers, John and Andrew, both of Brillion; a sister, Mrs. Lena Mack, Brillion, and a grandchild.


Otto Wiegand - Manitowoc's - Der Nord Westen - August 22, 1901
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Messrs. August and Charles Ziebell here received news Sat. that their stepfather, Otto Wiegand, a well-known resident of Brillion, had committed suicide Fri. afternoon by ingesting poison. He was 60 yrs. old and is survived by his wife, the aforementioned step-sons and 2 small children.


Frances Daun Wingers - Sheboygan Press - Thursday - July 1, 1943
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Mrs. Wingers Is Summoned; Plan Rites Saturday

Chilton, Wis. --Mrs. Frances Wingers, 74, passed away at her home Wednesday following a lingering illness.

She was born at Charlesburg on June 3, 1869, the oldest daughter of the late John Daun and Theresa Steiner. She was married to Peter Wingers on June 3, 1890, at Charlesburg and they made their home at Stockbridge on a farm until September 25, 1918, when they moved to Chilton. Her husband preceded her in death on March 1, 1919.

Mrs. Wingers was a member of St. Mary's church and a devout member of the Christian Mother's Society. She was a great lover of flowers and had a large circle of friends as she was always ready to extend a kindly hand to the sick and needy.

Funeral Services will be held at St. Mary's church on Saturday morning at 9:30 o'clock.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Ella Maltby of Chilton; a son John of Marinette; four brothers, Peter, Anton, John and Charles Daun of Charlesburg; four sisters, Mrs. Alma Joas of Stockbridge, Mrs. Mary Boehlein, Mrs. Jake Wilbersheid and Mrs. George Pethan of Chilton; eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. One son died in infancy.

Friends may call at the Pfeffer funeral home from today until the time of service.


H. Wickmann - Manitowoc's - Der Nord Westen - November 2, 1893
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It is reported from Kiel that H. Wickmann, a farmer in the vicinity of New Holstein, was kicked by a horse a few days ago and was so badly injured that he died on Tuesday.


George F. Wolf - Appleton Post Crescent - September 6, 1939 - Page 8
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George F. Wolf, 69, Hilbert, a merchant for more than 50 years; died at 5 o'clock this morning at Green Bay after a brief illness.

He oeprated a store in Chilton for 20 years and one in Hilbert for the last 31, retiring a year ago. He was born Aug. 19, 1870 in the town of Woodville, Calumet County, and was married at Chilton May 11, 1893.

Survivors are the widow; one son, Gordon, Chilton; two brothers, William and Barney, Chilton; two sisters, Mrs. Fred Finner, Sheboygan Falls; Mrs. Therese Ortleib, Chicago.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at Eldredge Funeral home, Hilbert, and at 2:30 at St. Boniface church, Chilton. with the Rev. J. Stauton in charge. Burial will be in Hillside cemetery, Chilton. The body will be at the funeral home from this evening to the hour of services.


Leo J. Wagner - Fond du Lac Reportert - July 8, 1968 - Page 30
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Leo Wagner Dies at 75 After Illness

Leo J. Wagner, 75, of the Town of Brothertown, Route 3, Chilton, died Sunday at his home, following am illness of three months.

He was born May 25, 1893, at Johnsburg, the son of John and Katherine Freund Wagner. On Feb. 25, 1919, he married Gertrude Hansen.

Mr. Wagner was a farmer, and had been a town supervisor in the Town of Brothertown for 23 years. He was a World War I veteran; a member of Brassold-Schmidlkofer American Legion Post 125, Chilton; a member of Holy Trinity Church, Jerico; and the Holy Name Society.

Survivors include his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Robert Lobenstein of Mauston; two sons, Hilbert and Erwin of Route 3, Chilton; three brothers, Alfred and Herbert, city, and Edwin, New Holstein; four sisters, Mrs. Martha Laudolff, Mrs. Mary Laudloff and Mrs. Ida Laudloff, city and Mrs. Clarence Nelson of St. Paul, Minn.; and 12 grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, and at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, Jericho. Rev. Walter Truschel will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery, with military rites at graveside by the American Legion Post.

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


Mrs. Charles White - Manitowoc's - Der Nord Westen - June 7, 1900
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Death Fri. morning of Mrs. Charles W. White who was totally exhausted from a long illness. She was born in Schleswig Holstein in 1827. She met Mr. White there in 1847 where he was visiting, and they became engaged. Because having the marriage performed in Germany presented too many difficulties they came to America in 1849 and held the wedding ceremony in Calumet Co. The family moved to Manitowoc in 1856 and have lived here ever since. The couple celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary in Apr. 1899. In addition to her sorrowing husband she is survived by 3 sons. The funeral took place Sun. afternoon with a long funeral procession.


Lioba Weis - The Reporter - Fond du Lac - Monday - October 8, 1984 - p. 18 - c. 3
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Lioba {Lee} Gartland Weis, 67, of Route 3, Campbellsport, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 1984, in Reedsburg.

She was born Jan. 16, 1917, in Jericho, the daughter of Joseph and Anna Buechel Petrie. She married Bernard Gartland on April 19, 1947 {at St. Mary Church, Marytown}. He died on Sept. 1, 1969. On Jan. 2, 1971 she married Gregor Weis. He died Oct. 1, 1972.

Mrs. Weis was a member of Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, Armstrong, the Altar Society and the Rosary Club.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Norbert {Anna} Toonen of DePere, Mrs. Richard {Kelly} Weis of Campbellsport, and Barbara Gartland of Reedsburg; five step-sons, Norbert, Lester, Alvin and Richard Weis, all of Campbellsport, and Eugene Weis of Phoenix, Ariz.; four step-daughters, Mrs. Cornelius {Evelyn} Beisbier and Mrs. Frank {Caroline} Theusch, both of Kewaskum, Mrs. Willard {Doris} Rusch of West Bend, and Mrs Thomas J. {Florence} Flood, of Campbellsport.

She is also survived by three foster children, Deborah Koch of Fond du Lac, and Dawn and Joel Koch, both at home; two sisters, Margie Petrie of Rochester, Minn., and Dolores Vollmer of New Holstein; seven grandchildren and 32 step-grandchildren. In addition to her two husbands, Mrs. Weis was also preceded in death by one brother.

Funeral services will be held at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Twohig Funeral Home, Campbellsport, and at 10:30 a.m Wednesday at Our Lady of Angels Catholic church. The Rev. Wayne Barta will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m Tuesday at the funeral home.


Joseph Williams - Manitowoc's - Der Nord Westen - August 2, 1900
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{From the correspondent in Kiel July 24}

Death yesterday of 86-yr. old Joseph Williams. He and his wife came to St. Anna in Calumet County in 1852. They had 11 children, 10 of whom survive him along with his widow who is almost 90.


Katherine Wettstein - The Chilton Times - Saturday - February 13, 1926
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Pioneer Women Died

With the passing of Katherine Wettstein, which occurred on Saturday morning last at the home of her son-in-law and daughter: Mr. and Mrs. August Propson in the town of Chilton, another of the pioneer women of this community has been called to her reward. Mrs. Wettstein had been staying with her daughter, Mrs. Propson, for four weeks previous to her death.

Katherine Hoffman Wettstein was born in Bavaria, Germany, on February 26, 1846 and in 1853 she came to America with her parents who settled at Johnsburg, Fond du Lac county, where she remained until 1863 when she was united in marriage to Joseph Wettstein and they settled in the southwest corner of the town of Chilton on the farm now owned by Simon Steffes. Her husband died some thirty-two years ago and with the aid of her sons she carried on the work of the homestead until 1916 when she disposed of it and went to live with her daughter, Mrs. John Seichter of Charlesburg.

She was a loving and devoted wife and mother, a firm believer in the Catholic Church and a regular attendant at the services when her health permitted. She was friendly of disposition, helpful to neighbors and friends, all of whom loved and respected her.

She was the mother of thirteen children, nine of whom are living and deeply grieve over the death of their best and truest friend. Those surviving are four daughters, Mrs. John Seichter of Charlesburg, Mrs. John Dohr of Saukville, Mrs. August Propson of Chilton town and Mrs. John Propson of Kloten: five sons, John of Oshkosh, Edward of Boyd, Simon of Stockbridge, Hubert of Appleton and Albert of Sherwood. She is also survived by five brothers, Joseph, John, Johan Hoffman of Appleton, Baltas Hoffman of Kaukauna, and Simon Hoffman of Saskatchewan, Canada; 72 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.

Those from outside attending the funeral were: John Wettstein of Oshkosh, Edw. Wettstein of Boyd, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Wettstein and family, Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Hoffman of Appleton, Mr. and Mrs. John Dohr, Theo, Norman, Margaret and Leonard Dohr of Saukville, Baltas Hoffman, Mr. and Mrs. Reinhard Hoffman of Kaukauna, Jos. Berchem of DePere, Simon Berchem of Green Bay, Mrs. Ida Coffman of Fond du Lac, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Nett and family, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Wettstein, Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Carls of Marytown, Mr. and Mrs. Fred. Schmidt of Johnsburg, Mrs. Jos. Keuler and son, Nick, of Stockbridge. Mrs. Louis Wolf and son, Leo, of Chilton.

The body was taken to Jericho where Requiem Mass was celebrated by Rev. Fr. J. H. Huhn in Holy Trinity church with interment in the family lot in Holy Trinity cemetery.


Alphonse Wettstein - Chilton Times - Nov. 30, 1918
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Stockbridge - Nov. 27th - Influenza claimed another victim when Alfonse Wettstein passed away at his home at 3:30 o'clock Sunday morning, after an illness of two weeks.

Alfonse Wettstein was born in Jericho and had reached the age of fourteen years.

He was the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Wettstein, who moved from Jerich to the R. Walsh farm about two years ago. Alfonse was a bright, intelligent boy, attending St. Mary;s parochial school in the village since their residence here and greatly assisting his parents with the work of the farm.

A private funeral was held on Monday from the house, the remains being laid at rest in the family lot at Jericho.

A doubly sad feature was added to the sorrow of the family by the illness of the entire family, none of them being able to attend the services.

Their friends extend the deepest sympath to the bereaved family, in their sorrow.


Anton Wettstein - Sheboygan Press - Monday - June 20, 1949
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Anton Wettstein, 74, of Kiel, died late Saturday Afternoon at St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan.

He was born on July 27, 1874, the son of Adrian and Catherine Mauer Wettstein at Marytown. In November of 1897 he was married to Mary Kraus.

She died in 1913 and in October of 1914 he was Married to Susanna Williams Drews. Mr. Wettstein Worked as a mason for many years and later operated Taverns in New Holstein and Kiel prior to his retirement in 1944. He was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church at Kiel.

The survivors include; three sons, Jerome of Milwaukee, Loyal of Kiel and Leroy of New Holstein; Four daughters, Mrs. George {Adeline} Stieber of Sheboygan, Mrs. Roland {Sylonia} Brennen of Manitowoc, Mrs. Clarence {Lucille} Schwarz of New Holstein and Mrs. Henry {Aurelia} Schmidt of Kiel; one step-son, Raymond Drews of Kiel; 13 grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ed. Schutte of New Holstein, Mrs. Arthur Manz of Kiel, And Mrs. Gertrude Arenz of Fond du Lac, six brothers, Frank of Fairmont, N.D., Edward, Matt and Andrew of Eden, Michael and Jake of Fond du Lac.

He was preceded in death by a son, Sylvester, and two Brothers, John and Stephen.

Funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home and at 9:30 o’clock at Ss. Peter And Paul Catholic church with the Rev. Father F. X. Khiel Officiating.

Burial will be made in the church cemetery.


Anton Wettstein - Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - December 7, 1938
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Anton Wettstein, Chilton, Dies At Home Tuesday

Chilton - {Special} - Anton Wettstein, 61, died here at his home on Grand street at 10 a.m. Tuesday after being in ill health for 12 years.

He was born July 21, 1877, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Wettstein, at Kloten, four miles north of here. On June 6, 1905, he married Mary Neuber at Kloten.

He is survived by his wife; one son, Roland, of Brothertown; one brother, Edwin, of the town of Stockbridge; and one sister, Mrs. Lambert Daun, town of Stockbridge.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the Erbe-Hoffmann funeral home here and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Elizabeth's Church at Kloten.

The Rev. H.E. Hunek of Chilton will officiate.

The body will be in state at the funeral home from tonight until the time of the services.


Frank C. Wettstein - Circa 1959
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Frank C. Wettstein, 80, of Court St., Chilton, Died at 9 a.m. today at Calumet Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Wettstein, a retired Calumet County farmer, Had suffered a heart attack at home Friday.

A son of the late Mr. And Mrs. Carl Wettstein, he Was born May 17, 1879, in the Town of Stockbridge.

A farmer most of his life, he had retired 15 years Ago. For several years he had served his rural school District as clerk of the board.

He was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Mary’s Parish, Chilton, and the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin.

On February 28, 1905, he married Frances Schwobe At St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Kloten.

His wife survives, along with four sons, George of Sheboygan, Walter of New Holstein and Joseph and Raymond of Chilton; three daughters, Mrs. Clarence {Esther} Mueller, Chilton, Mrs. Leo {Margaret} Achter, Brothertown and Mrs. Elmer {Cecelia} Reichwald, New Holstein; 32 grandchildren and six great-gandchildren.

Also surviving are three brothers, Henry, West Point, Neb., Otto, Long Prairie, Minnesota, and Thomas, Chicago; and A sister, Sister M. Euphrisia of the St. Agnes Convent, Fond du Lac.

A daughter, Mary, two sons, Martin and Hugo, and three Brothers and four sisters preceded him in death.

The Requiem Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Church, Chilton, with the Rev. Raymond Conrad, Assistant pastor, celebrant. Mass will follow 9 o’clock Family rites at the Pfeffer Funeral Home in Chilton.

Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 p.m. Sunday.

The rosary will be recited there at 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday.


Gerald H. Wettstein - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - July 30, 2005
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Gerald H. Wettstein, age 69, of W. 3872 Silica Road, Malone, died July 27, 2005, at Lakeview Estates in Fond du Lac.

He was born Nov. 20, 1935, in rural Chilton to Hugo and Ottila Meyer Wettstein. He was a graduate of Chilton High School.

Gerald was a farmer, construction worker, well driller and was able to fix just about anything. He enjoyed playing cards, shooting dice, hunting, bird watching, shopping for treasures at resale places and fishing.

He is survived by two brothers, Lloyd {Beverly} Wettstein of Appleton, Neil {Sandy} Wettstein of Rockdale, Texas three sisters, Donna Cooper of Greenville, Peggy {Ray} Hemauer of Chilton, Barb {Rick} Fisher of Kimberly and many nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, July 30 with visitation from 9 a.m. until time of service at the Eagles Club House in Chilton. Deacon Dennis Bennin will officiate. Twohig Funeral Home of Fond du Lac is assisting the family.


Gilbert A. Wettstein - Appleton Post Crescent February 7, 1967
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Gilbert A. Wettstein, 719 E. 8th St., Kaukauna, age 61, passed away at 12:20 a.m. Tuesday after a 3 month illness. He was born June 1, 1905 in Chilton, the son of Carl Albert and Lena Hoelzer Wettstein, and had been a resident of Kaukauna since 1934 and was employed at the CombinedPaper Mills, Inc. for the past 22 yrs.

Mr. Wettstein is survived by his wife Sophie; two daughters, Mrs. Jerome {Betty} Janssen, Madison; Mrs. David {Pat} Belling, Kaukauna; one son, Gilbert Jr., Kimberly; his stepmother, Mrs. Albert Wettstein, Stockbridge; Two brothers, Matthew, Sheboygan; Norman, Kaukauna; two sisters, Mrs. Raymond Scott, Milwaukee; Mrs. Al Oakley, Sheboygan; 14 grandchildren.

One son Edward preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m.

Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Kaukauna, with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Peter A.Salm officiating. Interment will be inThe parish cemetery. Friends may call at The Greenwood Funerl Home, Kaukauna, After 2 p.m. Wednesday. Rosary will be Prayed at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral Home.


Joseph Wettstein - Sheboygan Press - March 31, 1912
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Joseph Wettstein, the well known well driller, is no more. His sudden death occurred one Sunday night at his home in the Adler addition. On the day of his death he visited his usual downtown haunts and appeared in good health. About five in the evening, he returned to his room upstairs. About ten o'clock he came down again and complained of a bad headache and a pain in his left side. He then returned to his room where he must have died a few moments later. Mr. Wettstein was in the habit of sleeping with Leo, his youngest son, a boy of 16 years. Came to Wood co 20 years ago {abt 1892} and settled Rock Township for farming. Four years later moved to the city and built a home in the Adler addition.

Listed in 1909 Wood County Plat book as a well driller in 1884.

Leo retired about eleven o'clock and going into his father's room found him occupying his side of the bed. He shook him in an endeavor to wake him up but failing to get any response left him, thinking of course, he was in a sound sleep. Leo then went to another room where he remained for the night. The next morning about 7:30, hearing no sound from Mr. Wettstein's room the door was opened and he was found dead, no doubt the result of heart failure.

The deceased was born in Calumet county March 24th, 1860 and at the time of his death was 52 years old.

He came to this county and settled in the town of Rock where he engaged in farming. Four years later he moved to the city and built him a home in the Adler addition where he has resided continuously to the time of his death. During his residence here he has followed the profession of well drilling and in consequence was widely known in the farming commumity for many miles around Marshfield. He is survived by his wife and five children.

Mr. Wettstein was a man of massive build and a picture of health. He possessed a genial disposition which together with his frank manners made him a pleasant companion. His sudden and untimely death will be deeply mourned by all that knew him and especially by his family who loved him as a father and husband.

The funeral was held Thursday, the E.F.U having charge of the remains.


Hugo A. Wettstein - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - August 10, 1957
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Funeral services fro Hugo A. Wettstein, 48, Town of Stockbridge, who died Sunday night at his home, were held on Thursday with brief services at 9 a.m. at the Pfeffer

Funeral Home in Chilton and at 9:30 a.m.

At St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, Kloten, With the Rev. Joseph Bartelme as celebrant Of the Requiem high mass. Interment was Made in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers were Harold Penning, Rudolph Brenner, Anthony Nadler Jr., Melvin Thiel, Gerald Ludwig and William Franzen.


Joseph Wettstein - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - September 12, 1932
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Dies Suddenly At Inn At Chilton

Chilton - {Special} - Joseph Wettstein, aged 49, died suddenly Saturday evening at 6 o'clock at the Calumet Harbor Inn of which he had been the proprieter for the past seven years.

Mr. Wettstein resided at Chilton four years ago where he owned and conducted the Charlesbury Cozy Inn.

Survivors are: his wife, who was formerly Margaret Hoffmann of Charlesburg and a son Wilmer, aged 18.

Funeral services will be conducted at St. Charles church at Charlesburg Tuesday morning at 9:30 o;clock. The Rev. Leo Binder will officiate and burial will be made in the church cemetery.


Raymond Wettstein - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - April 24, 1928
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Funeral services for Raymond Wettstein, who passed away Wednesday morning at his home in Charlesburg, will be held on Saturday morning at the Charlesburg Catholic Church at 9:30, with the Rev. J Hemmer officiating.

Mr. Wettstein was 51 years old and was born at Kloten where he grew to young manhood. He was married to Miss Theresa Schultz in 1900. They resided at Kloten for several years and then moved to Charlesburg where he followed his profession as a painter. He is survived by his wife, a son, Raymond, and five daughters, Sister Nilgatha of St. Joseph's Convent at Milwaukee; Mrs. John Hoffman of Charlesburg and Elsie, Angela and Dorothy; two sisters, Mrs. Nick Bollmann of New Holstein and Mrs. Anton Rott of Jericho; four brothers, Carl, Anton and Adrian of Wabeno, and Julius of Kloten.


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Raymond O. Wettstein - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - October 13, 2006
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Raymond O. Wettstein, age 87, of 3304 County Hwy C in Chilton passed away at his home on October 11, 2006.

He was born October 5, 1919 in Kloten son of the late Frank & Frances {Schwobe} Wettstein. He graduated from Chilton High School in 1937. Ray married Marie Burg on April 23, 1942 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Mount Calvary. Together they farmed the Wettstein Homestead until retiring in 1980. At the age of 14, Ray started playing with various orchestras for 63 years. At the age of 17, he joined the St. Elizabeth Church Choir and was an active church member and later became a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Ray was a member of the Quinney Fishing Club for many years and a long time member of the German-American Club.

Survivors include his wife, 1 daughter & son-in-law, 1 son & daughter-in-law, 5 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, 4 sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law. Ray was preceded in death by his parents; 4 sisters: Mary Wettstein, Esther {Clarence} Mueller, Margaret {Leo} Achter, & Cecilia {Elmer} Reichwald; and 4 brothers: George Wettstein, Hugo {Ottelia} Wettstein, Walter {Katherine} Wettstein, and Joseph Wettstein. Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. on Monday October 16, 2006 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Chilton. Burial will be in St. Elizabeth Catholic Cemetery.

Friends may call at Wieting Family Funeral Home {411 W. Main St.} in Chilton from 4-8:00 PM on Sunday October 15, 2006 and on Monday at the church from 10-11:00 a.m. when service will be held. A memorial fund has been established in the name of Raymond O. Wettstein.


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Rudolph A. `Rudy' Wettstein - The Sheboygan Press - May 7, 2004
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Rudolph A. “Rudy” Wettstein, 91, of W4558 Hickory Hills Road, Stockbridge, died on Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at Calumet Homestead in New Holstein.

He was born Oct. 25, 1912, in the Town of Chilton, a son of the late Simon and Gertrude Klapperich Wettstein.

Rudy married Lillian R. Hoerth on Oct. 27, 1945, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Kloten.

Rudy lived on the family homestead in the Town of Stockbridge for 88 years, where he farmed until semi-retiring at the age of 67.

Rudy attended St. Mary Grade School in Stockbridge.

He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge and a former member of the Holy Name Men. He enjoyed sturgeon fishing, picking out hickory nuts and tinkering in his garage. Rudy also was a member of AA for 45 years and started the Wood Burners Saturday morning group in August 1990.

He is survived by his wife, three children, a granddaughter, two great-grandchildren, one brother and four sisters-in-law.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Irma, and a twin sister, Romilda; and three brothers, Alfonse, Gregor and Arno.

Services: Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 8, 2004, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge with the Rev. Leander Nickel officiating. Entombment will be at Knollwood Mausoleum.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 7, 2004, at Wieting Family Funeral Home, 411 W. Main St. in Chilton, and on Saturday, May 8, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home when family prayers will be held.

A memorial fund has been established in the name of Rudolph A. Wettstein.

Wieting Funeral Home is assisting the family.


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Lillian R. Wettstein - The Sheboygan Press - September 21, 2006
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Lillian R. Wettstein, age 89, of W4558 Hickory Hills Rd. Stockbridge, died on Wed. Sept. 20, 2006 at the Willowdale Nursing Home in New Holstein. She was born on Aug. 31, 1917 in the Town of Stockbridge, daughter of the late John & Mary {Schneider} Hoerth. She married Rudolph A. Wettstein on Oct. 27, 1945 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Kloten. He preceded her in death on May 5, 2004. Lillian attended St. Elizabeth School in Kloten, St. Mary Springs High School in Fond du Lac and graduated from Chilton High School. She had farmed with her husband in the Town of Stockbridge and was a beautician in the Fond du Lac area. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge and a member of the Christian Mothers. Survivors include her three children {two daughters and son-in-laws & a son}, a grandchild, 2 great grandchildren, 3 sisters, and a brother & sister-in-law. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Leona Hanke & 4 brothers, Al, William, Edmund & Anthony. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Sat. Sept 23, 2006 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge. Entombment will be at Knollwood Mausoleum. Friends may call at Wieting Family Funeral Home {411 W. Main St.} Chilton from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. when family prayers will be held. A parish prayer service will be held on Friday evening at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established in the name of Lillian Wettstein.


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Violet R. Wettstein - The Sheboygan Press - October 24, 2005
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Violet R. Wettstein, age 85, of Chilton died on Sunday, October 23, 2005 at St. Francis Home in Fond du Lac.

She was born May 3, 1920 in New Holstein, daughter of the late Peter and Anna {Boll} Thiel.

Violet married Wilmer "Wimpy" Wettstein on May 24, 1943 in Roswell, New Mexico. He preceded her in death on February 11, 1983.

During her life, Vi worked at Aluminum Specialty and at Tecumseh Engines until her retirement in 1982.

She was a member of Good Shepherd Parish, the Christian Mothers, and the Chilton Senior Citizens Group.

She enjoyed playing cards, going out to eat and volunteered at the Chilton Elementary School's Reading Program and the Blood Drives in Chilton.

Survivors include 2 daughters and a son-in-law, four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Vi was also preceded in death by two sons: Mike and Bob; three grandchildren and a sister, Iola Voelker.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 at Good Shepherd Parish, 54 E. Main St., in Chilton. Burial will be in St. Charles Catholic Cemetery in Charlesburg.

Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home, 411 W. Main St., in Chilton from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 and on Wednesday at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. when services will be held. A parish vigil service will be held on Tuesday evening at the funeral home at 6:30 p.m.

A memorial fund has been established in the name of Violet R. Wettstein.


Margaret Wettstein - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - December 1, 1949
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Mrs. Margaret Wettstein, 68, New Holstein, passed away at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Nicholas hospital, Sheboygan, following an illness of two week’s duration.

She was born February 17, 1881, at Marytown, the daughter of Hubert and Catherine Mertens Kraus. She attended St. Mary’s parochial school in that village, and on November 5, 1901, was married in St. Mary’s Catholic church to Stephen Wettstein.

The couple lived on the Wettstein family homestead, about two miles east of Marytown, for 18 years, then lived the next 18 years in the village. Following the death of her husband on August 28, 1939, she moved to New Holstein and made her home with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. And Mrs. Felix Rieth.

She was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, the Holy Rosary and the St. Mary’s Christian Mother’s Societies, and the New Holstein branch of the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Felix {Appolonia} Boehlen, Mrs. Melvin {Eleanore} Prisinger, and Mrs. John {Marcella} Roszak, all of Sheboygan, and Mrs. Felix {Rosalinda} Rieth of New Holstein; six grandchildren; three brothers, Michael of Milwaukee, John of Elkhart Lake, and Jacob of Malone; and five sisters, Mrs. Jacob Kutzer and Mrs. Frank Wettstein of Fairmont, North Dakota; Mrs. Christina Morgan of Johnsburg, Mrs. Ella Steiner and Mrs. Odilla Reiser, both of Plymouth.

Her parents, husband, and one sister preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, New Holstein. The Rt. Rev. Monsignor George A. Schemmer will be the celebrant of the solemn requiem Mass, assisted by the Revs. Charles Neu of Marytown and F. X. Kheil, of Kiel, and a grandson of the deceased, Leroy Boehlen, a student at St. Francis major Seminary, Milwaukee.

The body will lie in state at the Erbe-Hoffman Funeral home at New Holstein from 7p.m. Thursday until the time of services.

The Christian Mothers society will recite the rosary at the Holy Rosary church at 8 p.m. Friday.

Burial will be made in St. Mary’s cemetery, Marytown.


Sister Milgitha Veronica Wettstein - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - June 28, 1974
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Sister M Milgitha Veronica Wettstein, 70, formerly of Charlesburg, died early today at St. Luke Hospital in Milwaukee after a short illness.

She was born August 26, 1903 at Charlesburg, the daughter of the late Raymond and Theresa Scholz Wettstein.

She attended St. Charles Catholic School at Charlesburg and entered St. Joseph Convent in Milwaukee in 1916. She celebrated her golden jubilee as a nun in 1969.

Survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Lucy Riehl of Sheboygan, Mrs. Silverius Woelfel and Mrs. Florian Woelfel both of R. 1, New Holstein; six step-brothers, Anton Geiser of Fond du Lac, Clemens Geiser of R. 1, Chilton and Gregor, Alois and Victor Geiser of R. 2, New Holstein, and a step-sister, Mrs. Ed Heckner of Menasha.

A brother and sister preceded her in death.

Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Convent chapel, Milwaukee. Burial will be in Mount Olive cemetery there.

Friends may call at St. Joseph Convent from 1 until 9 p.m. Sunday.


Raymond J. Wettstein - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - February 26, 1968
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Raymond J. Wettstein, 59, of 1216 N. 12th Street died at St. Nicholas Hospital early today, following a lingering illness.

A native of Calumet County, he was born in the Town of Charlestown on Nov. 11, 1908, a son of the late Raymond and Theresa Wettstein. On March 30, 1940, he married Carol Trier at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, New Holstein.

The couple lived in New Holstein until moving to Sheboygan in 1062. Mr. Wettstein was an employee of the Wisconsin Aluminum Co., Manitowoc, for the past 23 years, and was a former member of Outdoors Inc. at New Holstein.

Surviving are his wife; two sons, David of Mount Vernon, Illinois, and Paul of Sheboygan; two daughters, Mrs. M. J. {Diane} Sullivan of Borrier City, La., and Mrs. Richard {Judith} Zelko, of Sheboygan; nine grandchildren and four sisters; Sister M. Milgaitha of St. Francis Convent, Milwaukee, Mrs. Lucy Riehl of Sheboygan, Mrs. Sylverius Woelfel and Mrs. Florian Woelfel, both of R. 1, New Holstein. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter and a sister.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Name Catholic Church, with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. A. J. Knackert, pastor, celebrant of the requiem high mass which will follow brief family rites at Nickel's Funeral Home at 9:30. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today. A parish vigil will be held at 7 o'clock tonight.


Anna Wick - No Newspaper Listed - July 21, 1938
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Mrs. Anna Wick, aged 79 years, and widow of the late John Wick, passed away at 9:45 a. m. at her home on Monday, after an illness of several months.

The deceased was born in St. Anna on May 16, 1859, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Elizabeth Rach. She was united in marriage to John Wick on November 16, 1880, and he preceded her in death June 20, 1908.

Mrs. Wick is survived by the following: Four daughters, Mrs. Josephine Reddin, Mrs. Marie Meyer and Miss Martha Wick of this city, and Mrs. George Schmitz of New Holstein; three sons, George of School Hill, Henry of New Holstein, and Norbert of this city; two brothers, John and Nicholas Rach of here, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Joseph Schmitz of St. Anna preceded her in death September 30, 1920, and a sister and two brothers also have preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held this Thursday. morning at 9 o’clock at the C. J. Meiselwitz Funeral Home, and at 9:30 a. m. at the Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic church, with the Rev. J. J. Esdepsky officiating. Interment was made in the St. Anna cemetery.

The Christian Mothers’ Society, of which the deceased was a member, plan to attend the last rites in a body.


Andrew Woelfel - No Newspaper Listed - 1924
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And. Woelfel of Near Kiel Commits Suicide at His Home on Saturday

Andrew Woelfel, a well-known Farmer residing near the western city limits of Kiel, committed suicide at his home on Saturday evening by blowing off the top of his head with a charge from his shotgun.

Woelfel had been in the barn with his wife, milking, and after finishing with one cow, went into the house, took his shotgun with him into the sittingroom, attached a cord to the trigger, placed the muzzle of the gun against his nose and set off the charge with his foot. One of his children, who saw him handling the gun, asked him what he intended to do, whereupon he ordered her from the room. Shortly after the sound of a shot led the child to enter the room, where she found the lifeless body of her father lying on the floor in a pool of blood. The child ran out into the barn and summoned her mother and the hired man, Wm. Meisel, who with the neighbors that were attracted to the scene, met a horrible sight. The room was bespattered with blood, bits of flesh, bone and hair were strewn about and also clung to the walls and ceiling. The county coroner was notified, but upon hearing the facts an inquest was deemed unnecessary, as it was a plain case of suicide.

Andrew Woelfel was born in the town of Charlestown, Calumet county, July 17, 1888. After he had grown to manhood he was married to Bertha Sukowaty of the town of Eaton, and the couple settled on a farm in the town of Charlestown.

Last October Mr. Woelfel traded his property on the farm of James O’Connor west of Kiel, known as the former Jos. Mertens place. He assumed quite a heavy debt in the trade, and later finding it difficult to meet his financial obligations he became discouraged. Deciding to end his troubles he finally, took his life in the above tragic manner.

Mr. Woelfel is survived, by his widow, one daughter aged 10, and three sons aged 8, 6 and 4 years respectively. He also leaves his father; stepmother, one brother Peter; and four sisters, Mrs. F. Buhl of Charlestown, Agatha, Frieda and Christine at home.

The funeral took place on Tuesday morning, requiem mass being said at St. Peter & Paul's church in Kiel, Rev. A. Roder officiating. Interment was in the Cath. cemetery in Charlestown.


Minnie Winter - No Newspaper Listed - December 18, 1962
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Services Held For Mrs. John Winter

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning for Mrs. John Winter, 74, of St. Anna at St. Ann's Church. The Rev. Benedict Marx officiated at the services. Mrs. Winter died Friday at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Rieth, Route 1, Cleveland, where she had been living the past five weeks.

The former Minnie Krebsbasch, she was born December 16, 1887, the daughter of Matthew and Katherine Gross Krebsbach, and was married to John Winter of St. Anna at St. Ann's Catholic Church, September 12, 1911.

They operated the Winter homestead farm until 1951 when they retired and moved to St. Anna. Mr. Winter died in July, 1959.

Surviving are two daughters, two sons, a sister, Mrs. Mary Scholtzen, Los Angeles; two brothers, Henry, Marytown, and August, Oakfield, 19 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

She was a member of the Christian Mothers Society of St. Ann's Church.


Clifford E. Walber, Sr. - The Sheboygan Press - January 18, 2004
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Clifford E. Walber Sr., age 79, formerly of New Holstein and Kiel, died Thursday evening, Jan. 15, 2004, at Sunny Ridge Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Sheboygan, where he had been a resident for the past year.

He was born Jan. 4, 1925, in New Holstein, son of the late Joseph and Marie {Stransky} Walber. Cliff was a graduate of New Holstein High School Class of 1943. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving during World War II in the Philippines.

On Oct. 5, 1949, he married the former Rita Casper in Marytown. The couple celebrated their 50th anniversary in 1999. Rita preceded him in death on Dec. 8, 2000.

Cliff worked in Omaha as a district sales manager for Frito Lay for 20 years until his retirement in 1974. The couple moved back to Wisconsin where they owned and operated the C&R Lounge in Kiel from 1974 until 1984. They then moved to New Holstein where they owned and operated the One Way Inn from 1981 until their retirement in 1999.

He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, New Holstein, the New Holstein Knights of Columbus; a former member of the Kiel Lions Club; and a member of the New Holstein American Legion. Cliff was also a charter and lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans of Calumet County, Al Hertel Chapter.

{Survivors omitted for privacy}

Cilff was preceded in death by three brothers, Lester, Emil and Donald Walber; and three infant siblings.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, New Holstein, with the Rev. Frank Weber officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home, 815 Sixth St., Kiel, on Monday, Jan. 19, from 3 until 8 p.m. and at the CHURCH on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

A memorial fund has been established in his name.


Bertha Wirth - No newspaper Listed - 1918
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Mrs. Michael J. Wirth passed away at her home here at nine o’clock Saturday morning, having suffered a stroke of paralysis only an hour before her death. Medical aid was summoned at once but she never regained consciousness.

She had been ailing for the past two years, but death was not expected so suddenly.

Bertha Schrage was born at Mt. Calvary Oct. 17, 1879, where she grew to womanhood. In February 1901 she was married to Mr. Wirth, also of Mt. Calvary, at Chicago. Previous to making their home at New Holstein they resided at Kiel, where Mr. Wirth was employed at the Ammann cigar shop. She was a very kind friend and neighbor, a devoted member of the Holy Rosary church, and a member of the Catholic Knights and Christian Mothers.

The funeral took place Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock with Requiem mass at the Holy Rosary church, from which the body was taken to Mt. Calvary for burial in the family lot. Besides her heartbroken husband she leaves two sisters, Mrs. Frank Aigner of Mt. Calvary and Mrs. Wm. Fitzgibbons of Milwaukee, and other relatives to mourn her untimely death.


Alyce M. Walber - No newspaper Listed
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Alyce M. Walber, age 89, of Chilton Health and Rehabilitation Center, formerly of 219 Saratoga St. Chilton, died on Sunday July 15, 2001 at the nursing home in Chilton.

She was born on May 30, 1912 in Grimms, daughter of the late William F. and Elsie {Mahloch} Anhalt.

She married August E. Walber on Sept. 10, 1938 in Kiel, he preceded her in death on Nov. 22, 1984.

She was employed by the Chilton High School lunch program for many years.

She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton, and a member of the Christian Mothers. She was an avid bowler and bowled on many leagues.

{Survivors omitted for privacy}

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Henry, Joseph, and Bernard Anhalt and a brother-in-law, Alvin Adelman.

Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18, 2001 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton with the Rev. Gary New S.D.S. officiating. Burial will follow in the Parish Cemetery. Friends may call at the church in Chilton on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Wieting Funeral Home of Chilton is assisting the family.


Gilbert Wendel - No newspaper Listed
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Rites Held Tuesday For Gilbert Wendel

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at St. Charles Catholic church in Charlesburg for Gilbert Wendell, 53, who died at St. Nicholas hopital Saturday.

Wendell was visiting at the Matt Werdeo home Thursday when he suffered a stroke. He was a brother of Mrs. Werdeo's.

He was born in Charlesburg in 1901, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Wendel, and married Miss Nina Laiten of Milwaukee in 1932. The past 20 years he had been employed at the Lakeside Bridge Co. in Milwaukee.

Surviving are his wife: three brothers, Charles of New Holstein, Claude of Fond du Lac and Herman of Minneapolis; four sisters, Mrs. Anton Becker and Mrs. Matt Werdeo of Kiel, Mrs. Ray Becker of Milwaukee and Mrs. Melvin Klapperich of Marytown. Rites Held Tuesday For Gilbert Wendel.

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at St. Charles Catholic church in Charlesburg for Gilbert Wendell, 53, who died at St. Nicholas hopital Saturday.

Wendell was visiting at the Matt Werdeo home Thursday when he suffered a stroke. He was a brother of Mrs. Werdeo's.

He was born in Charlesburg in 1901, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Wendel, and married Miss Nina Laiten of Milwaukee in 1932. The past 20 years he had been employed at the Lakeside Bridge Co. in Milwaukee.

Surviving are his wife: three brothers, Charles of New Holstein, Claude of Fond du Lac and Herman of Minneapolis; four sisters, Mrs. Anton Becker and Mrs. Matt Werdeo of Kiel, Mrs. Ray Becker of Milwaukee and Mrs. Melvin Klapperich of Marytown.


Zusanne {sic} Williams - No newspaper Listed
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Death claimed Mrs. Zusanna Williams on Monday noon, at her farm home, 3 miles southwest of the village, of heart failure. Mrs. Williams, nee Dressen was born in Schleswig, Holstein, Germany, May 28, 1866.

At the age of 18 years she came to this country, directly to Calumet county, and has been living on the present home for nine years. She was married to Mr. Williams July 2, 1884. Their union was blessed with six children, one of whom died in childhood. The survivors are her husband, 2 daughters, Margareta Kirch, and Wilhelmina Sabel, and 3 sons, Joseph of New Holstein, Leo and Amandus at home; also 2 brothers, John Dressen of Sheboygan and Herman of Rockbine, N. Dak., and 3 sisters, Mrs. John Dietsch of Sheboygan, and Mrs. Clemens Mudrow of Elkhart Lake; and 4 grandchildren. The funeral will be held this Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Reformed church, of which the deceased was a member for 24 years. Rev. Plappert will officiate at the services and burial will be made in the local cemetery.


Pauline C. Winther - No newspaper Listed
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Pauline C. Winther, age 30, of 54 Washington St., Chilton, died on Saturday, May 16, 1998 at the Calumet Medical Center in Chilton.

She was born on June 4, 1967 in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, daughter of Charles and Carol {Brandt} Winther.

She was a graduate of Kiel High School and worked at the New Hope Center in Chilton. She attended Faith Alliance Church in Chilton.

{Survivors omitted for privacy}

She was preceded in death by two brothers.

Graveside prayer services and burial were held on Monday at the Hillside Cemetery in Chilton with the Rev. James Jensen officiating.

The Wieting Funeral Home in Chilton assisted the family with the arrangements.


Carl Wippermann - Manitowoc's Der Nord Westen - September 13, 1894
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71 yr. old Carl Wippermann died Thurs. morning in his home in Chilton.

He was born 10 Oct. 1823 in Bückeburg, in Germany. In 1852 he came to America and settled in Town Mosel, getting married the following year.

Mr. Wippermann operated a farm and also served as a veterinarian. In 1890 he settled in Chilton. He is survived by his wife, 7 sons and 3 daughters. His well-attended funeral took place Saturday.


Henry Wieland - Manitowoc's Der Nord Westen - September 12, 1901
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There was a fatal accident last week in New Holstein which took the life of a young man named Henry Wieland, who was a resident of Town Rhine, Sheboygan Co. While threshing near New Holstein he caught his legs in the machine and before it could be halted both legs were crushed. He died shortly.


Amy Winkler - Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - September 20, 1961 - P. 1 - C. 1
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Dennis Schockmel, Infant Killed In Two-Car Crash. A widely known Sheboygan County cheesemaker and a rural New Holstein infant were killed Tuesday in a two-car crash at the intersection of County Trunks A and E in the Town of Rhine. The dead are: Dennis Schockmel, 72, of R.1, Glenbeulah, a past president of the Sheboygan County Cheesemakers’ Association and former president of the old Kettle Moraine Baseball League, and Amy Winkler, three-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Winkler of R. 1, New Holstein. Schockmel was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, about two miles east of Rhine Center. His death was attributed to a crushed chest and other injuries. The Winkler infant died at Plymouth Hospital at 7 p.m. Tuesday, about five hours after the accident. Dr. Reed M. Simpson, Sheboygan County coroner, said she died of a skull fracture. Two other persons, including the Winkler baby’s mother, Betty, 21, were injured. Mrs. Winkler is being treated at Plymouth Hospital for a concussion, a laceration to the right knee and a nose injury. Her condition today was described as “satisfactory.” The other injured person was identified as Mrs. Wayne {Catherine} Lisowe, 17, also of R. 1, New Holstein, a passenger in the Winkler car. She sustained scalp lacerations and a concussion but was not critically hurt. Both were taken to the hospital in Plymouth by the Huss Ambulance Serivce. According to investigating sheriff’s deputies, Schockmel was driving south on County Trunk E alone in his 1957 Chevrolet, and Mrs. Winkler was driving her 1958 Ford convertible west on County Turnk A. Both Mrs. Winkler and Mrs. Lisowe told deputies that Schockmel failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection. The Winkler car struck the Schockmel vehicle broadside. Both cars were completely wrecked. The two deaths are the 16th and 17th traffic fatalities in Sheboygan County for the year. Exactly one eyar ago Tuesday, five person were killed in a two car crash on Highway 57 near Random Lake, bringing the traffic toll up to 13 at that time. Altogether there were 21 traffic fatalities in Sheboygan County in 1960.

Mr. Schockmel was born Oct. 6, 1888 in the Town of Greenbush, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schockmel. He attended rural schools. On Aug. 6, 1919, he was married to Catherine Roltgen at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church at Armstrong. He was a faithful member of that parish and its Holy Name Society. A cheesemaker by trade, he owned a nd operated the State Road Cheese factory in the Town of Greenbush from 1919 to 1949. At the time of his death he was employed at the Town of Rhine cheese factory at Rhine Center. A baseball player himself, Schockmel served as president of the old Kettle Moraine Baseball League for a number of years in the 1930’s and was a strong backer of the old Sheboygan Chairmakers and other local baseball teams. Years later he managed the Armstrong Aces, a girl’s softball team. His other sports interest was in hunting. He was an excellent shot with the small bore rifle and used to compete in National Rifle Association matches. He is survived by his wife; four daughters, Mrs. Joseph {Anna Marie} Shea and Mrs. Gerald {Joan} Bittner, both of St. Cloud, Mrs. Richard {Marjorie} Hau of Glenbeulah, and Mrs. Harvey {Patricia} Rieden of Mt. Calvary; 16 grandchildren and two brothers, Frank Jr. of Glenbeulah and Lawrence of Greenbush. He was preceded in death by a brother, two sisters, two half-brothers and three half-sisters. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Angels Church following brief family rites at the Huss Funeral Home at Plymouth at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. R.C. Nickolia, pastor, will be celebrant of the requiem high Mass. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday. A parish vigil will be held there at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Amy Marie Winkler was born last June 27 and is survived, in addition to her parents, by the maternal grandfather, Joseph F. Schneider, Kiel; and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Winkler, St. Anna. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday with a Mass of the Angels at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, St. Anna, with the Rev. Benedict H. Marx, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Kiel. Friends may call at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home in Kiel after 7 o’clock this evening.

Sheboygan Press - Thursday - September 21, 1961 - P. 10 - C. 1

2 Women Hurt In Fatal Crash Leave Hospital


Plymouth {Special} –The two young women who were hurt in an auto accident that claimed two lives in the Town of Rhine Tuesday afternoon, were discharged today from Plymouth Hospital. Mrs. Donald Winkler, 21, and Mrs. Wayne Lisowe, 17, both of R. 1, New Holstein, had been hospitalized since the two car mishap. Mrs. Winkler’s three-month-old daughter, Amy, was fatally injured in the crash. The three were occupants of a car driven by Mrs. Winkler. Dennis Schockmel, 72, R. 1, Glenbeulah, lone occupant of the other car, was killed outright in the crash at the intersection of County Trunks A and E, two miles east of Rhine Center.


Mrs. Fred Weber - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - December 14, 1951 - p. 6
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Mrs. Fred Weber, 62, of Hilbert, passed away at 8 a.m. Thursday at St. Agnes hospital in Fond du Lac following a lingering illness.

She was born in the town of Woodville, Calumet county, on April 29, 1889, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lauer. She was married to Fred Weber on Nov. 10, 1914, at Chilton. The couple operated a farm in the town of Woodville following their marriage. In 1946 they purchased the Calumet hotel in Hilbert. They operated the hotel since that time.

The survivors include her husband; one son, Hillard of the town of Woodville; one daughter, Mrs. Robert Bowe of Stockbridge; five grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Joe Thiel of St. John, Mrs. Anna Albertson of Wauwatosa and Mrs. Serve Schmitz of Kiel; four brothers, George of Milwaukee, Peter of Chilton, Matt of Plymouth and Ted of Appleton.

Funeral services will be held at the Techtman-Wieting Funeral home in Hilbert at 9:30 a.m., Monday, and at 10 o’clock at St. Mary’s Catholic church. The Rev. Martin Jaeckles will officiate and burial will be made in the parish cemetery.

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

The rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.


Paul J. Woefel - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - September 22, 1950 - p. 6
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Paul John Woelfel, 28, New Holstein, passed away at 7:45 p.m. Thursday at St. Agnes hospital, Fond du Lac, following a lingering illness.

He was born at Chilton on January 8, 1922, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Woelfel, Sr. He attended district schools and later farmed. He was married on April 10, 1945, to Olga Daun in Holy Trinity Catholic church at Jericho.

The deceased was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic church, New Holstein, the Holy Name society and the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin.

Survivors include his wife; three children, Connie Jean, Allen and Gerald; his parents, three brothers, Clarence, Alex, Jr., and Donald, all of New Holstein; five sisters, Mrs. LaVern {Margaret} Halbach and Mrs. Kenneth {Eleanor} Klotz of New Holstein, Mrs. Jerome {Delores} Kampfer of Chilton and Doris and Betty at home.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Rosary Catholic church, New Holstein. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. George A. Schemmer will officiate and burial will be made in the church cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the Erbe-Hoffmann Funeral home at New Holstein from 7 p.m. Saturday until the hour of services.

The rosary will be recited at Holy Rosary church at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Sheboygan Press – Wednesday - September 27, 1950 - p. 16

Funeral services for Paul Woelfel were held at 9:30 Monday morning at Holy Rosary church, New Holstein, with the Rt. Rev. Monsignor George A. Schemmer officiating.

Pallbearers were Lester Schneider, Helmuth Nicolay, Cyril Karls, Mathew Reisterer, Jack Mulvanny and James Woelfel.

Many relatives and friends attended the funeral from Milwaukee, Manitowoc, St. Anna, St. Nazianz, Chilton, Kiel, Fond du Lac, Jericho, Adam, Minn., and Glenbeulah.


Anna Walsdrof - Kiel Record - 1916
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On Monday evening, at the home of her son Nic, who resides on the family homestead several miles west of Kiel, Mrs. Anna Walsdorf died after a long illness due to heart fluctuations. The deceased was born on November 27, 1827 in Belgium and came to America in 1854 with her brother.

Originally, she lived in Buffalo, New York and in 1856 she married Wm. Walsdorf in Sheldon, New York. Later the couple came to Wisconsin and settled on a farm in New Holstein, where they have lived continuously.

The marriage was blessed with six sons and two daughters, of which one son and one daughter have died. Her husband died several years before her. Surviving children are Nic on the homestead farm, William, Mrs. David, Peter and August in Thorp, and Joseph who lives in Stanley. The burial will take place on Thursday morning at the St. Anna Cemetery and Pastor Schmitt will officiate.


Elizabeth {Frankman} Walsdrof - Kiel Record - 1905
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Today it is our sad and painful obligation to inform you of the death of one of our beloved residents. Mrs. Nic. Walsdorf died quite suddenly on Friday afternoon from a heart attack at age 27 years, 11 months and 5 days.

Elizabeth Walsdoef was a daughter of the late James Frankman, and first saw the light of the world on July 18, 1877. On November 26, 1900, she married Mr. Nic. Walsdorf. The deceased enjoyed the attention of all and her death has been a great shock to her friends and relatives.

She leaves behind a grieving husband, and three small children of which the youngest is only two weeks old. Besides them, seven brothers and four sisters mourn her. On Monday, the funeral procession left the church and funeral service was largest we have seen, the dearly departed was held in highest esteem by her neighbors and friends.

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Wilhelmina {Maertz} Wolf - Brillion News - March 3, 1935
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Mrs. Wilhelmina Wolf, nee Maertz, 87, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. H Mack at Brillion early on Sunday morning. Funeral services were held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. from the Mack home and at 2:00 p.m. from the Trinity Lutheran church, with interment in the Lutheran cemetery, Brillion, Rev. Sauer officiating. The deceased was born in Lebbarn, Germany, November 21, 1847, and came to this country with her parents when four years old. The family located in Milwaukee and later took up residence on a farm in the town of Maple Grove. She was married in 1869 to John H. Wolf, and they located on a farm west of Frest Jct. In 1909 they moved to Brillion where Mr. Wolf died March 26, 1923. Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Caroline Winkler, League City, Texas; one brother, Ferdinand Maertz, Brillion; one daughter, Mrs. Wm. H. Mack, Brillion; five sons, Carl, Andrew, August and John of Brillion and Emil of Appleton; and one step-son George of Appleton; 21 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Two daughters and two sons preceded her in death.


George W. Wolf - Appleton Post-Crescent - October 10, 1950
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George W. Wolf, 84, 524 W. Lawrence Street, Appleton, died at 4 o'clock this morning after a long illness.

Wolf was born in Woodville, Wis, Jan. 7, 1866. He lived at Hilbert for many years and in Appleton for the last several years. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Appleton.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Edna nowak. Denver, CO, three sons {contributors believes this should be brothers} August, Appleton and Carl and John, Brillion; one sister, Mrs. Lena Mack, Brillion; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Wichmann Funeral home from 7 o'clock tonight until the time of the service. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 Thursday afternoon at the Wichmann Funeral Home with the Rev. W. A. Troge in charge. Burial will be in the St. Peter Lutheran cemetery, Hilbert.


August Wolf - Appleton Post-Crescent - April 27, 1956
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August, 77, 1736 N. Clark Street, died at 11:50 Thursday evening after a 1-week illness. He was born Jan. 27, 1879 in the town of Woodville and farmed in Brillion for 40 years until he moved to Appleton 12 years ago. Funeral arrangement are pending at the Brettschneider Funeral Home. Survivors include his wife Emma; one daughter, Mrs. Elmer Steinfest, Appleton; two sons, Weilor, South Milwaukeee, and Eldon, Whitefish Bay; three brothers, John, Andrew and Carl, all of Brillion; one sister, Mrs. Lena Mack, Brillion; and five grandchildren.


Ferdinand Wolf - Brillion News - December 1, 1906
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Wolf - Ferdinand Wolf, one of the prosperous young town farmers, succumbed to the call of the Grim Reaper last Thursday while still in the prime of manhood, being but thirty-five years old. His death is especially sad in that he is survived by a sorrowing wife and five young children. The funeral took place Monday from the Lutheran church in this city, Rev. Sauer performing the last sad rites.


Andrew K. Wolf - Brillion News - June 15, 1962
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Andrew K. Wolf Dies Friday

Brillion - Andrew K. Wolf, a farmer on the west city's limits for many years, died Friday evening at St. Vincent hospital after a brief illness. Marrying Dora Engel in town Woodville May 26, 1909, the couple farmed in that township until 1918 wheen they occupied the farm now operated by son Elroy just west of the city. He retired in 1946. Mr. Wolf was born March 4, 1883 in town Woodville, the son of John H. and Wilhelmina Maertz Wolf. His wife preceded him in death in 1952. Surviving are a son and two daughters, mrs. Earl {Alice} Bergman and Mrs. Gilbert {Celia} Gast the latter of Kiel; Elroy on the home farm here. Surviving also are 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Lena Mack and a brother John P. Wolf, both of here. Services for the deceased were held Monday with the Rev. Arden Stuebs of the Trinity Lutheran church officiating. Mr. Wolf was a devout member of the congregation. Wieting was in charge of arrangements.


Emil P. Wolf - Appleton Post-Crescent - September 23, 1940
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Emily P. Wolf, 59, 2127 N. Oneida Street, died at 5 o'clock this morning after a 1-week illness. He was born Jan. 17, 1881 in the town of Woodville, Wis, and lived here the last 20 years. Mr. Wolf was a member of St. Paul Lutheran chuch. Surviving are the widow; five brothers, George, Appleton; John, August, Andrew, Carl, Brillion and a sister Mrs. William Mack, Brillion. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:45 Wednesday afternoon at Wichmann Funeral Home and at 2 o'clock at St. Paul Lutheran church by the Rev. F.M. Brandt. Burial will be in Appleton Highland Memorial Park. The body may be viewed at the funeral home.


John P. Wolf - Appleton Post Crescent - January 18, 1976
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John P. Wolf, 100, of R. 2 Billion, one of Calumet County's oldest citizens, died Saturday at Calumet Memorial Hospital, Chilton.

Mr. Wolf, who had been residing the past 18 years with his son, Edgar, and family near Brillion, had sustained rib injuries in a recent fall. He had farmed in the Town of Brillion until retiring in 1930 and moving into the city.

A native of the Town of Woodville, Calumet County, he was born May 10, 1875, a son of John H. and Wilhelmina {nee Maertz} Wolf. He married Agatha Maas in 1902. Following her death he married Christine Alberts, Jan 20, 1904. She died in 1957. mr. Wolf was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Brillion.

Survivors are three sons, Eugene of Brillion, Edgar of R. 2 Brillion, and Victor of Sun City, Ariz; 10 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Seven brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Trinity Church, Brillion, with the Rev. Arden Stuebs, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Brillion Town Cemetery. Friends may call at the Weiting Funeral Home, Brillion after 3:30 p.m. today, until 11 a.m. Tuesday and at the church from 11:30 until time of service.


Edgar H. Wolf - Appleton Post Crescent - January, 1987
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Edgar H. Wolf, N8303 Hwy. PP, Brillion, Age 81, passed away on Thursday, January 1, 1987 at Appleton Medical Center following a lingering illness. He was born September 14, 1905, in the Town of Brillion, the son of the late John Peter and Christina {Albert} Wolf. He was married to Leon Ebert on november 24, 1927, in Reedsville. He farmed in the Town of Brillion and then was later employed by the Ariens Company of Brillion, retiring in 1970. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Brillion. Survivors include his wife, Leona; five daughters and sons-in-law, Verdayne and Claude Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, Marsha and Roger Kasten, Rt. 1 Greenleaf, Judy and Eugene Jensen, Anaheim California, Lana and Willard Krueger, Brillion, and Shelby and James Sloma, Sheobygan Falls; three sons and daughters-in-law, Clairmont and Mary Wolf, Largo, Florida, Verl and Eugenia Wolf, Muskego, Wisconsin, and DuWayne and Shirley Wolf, Kaukauna; 27 grandchildren; eight great-granchildren; and a brother, Eugene Wolf, Brillion. He was preceded in death by a brother Victor. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 4, 1987 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Brillion, with the Rev. Harlyn Kuschel officiating. Burial will be in Brillion Town Cemetery. Friends may call at the Wieting Funeral Home, Brillion, from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday and on Sunday from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and then at the church from 12 noon until the hour of the service.


Leona Wolf - Appleton Post-Crescent - November, 2001
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Leona Wolf, Heritage Apts., Brillion, Age 95, died on Monday, November 12, 2001 at Sheboygan Progressive Care Center. She was born April 22, 1906 in the Town of Maple Grove; daughter of the late Fred and Ida {Engel} Ebert. On November 24, 1927, she married Edgar Wolf at Reedsville. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Brillion. Survivors include her children: Verdayne {Claude} Meyer, Sheboygan Falls; Verl {Ginny} Wolf, Muskego; Marcia {Roger} Kasten, DePere; DuWayne {Shirley} Wolf; Kaukauna; Judy {George} Ralidis, Westminster, California; Lana {Willard} Krueger, Brillion; Shelby {Jim} Sloma, Sheboygan Falls; a daugher-in-law, Mary Wolf, Largo Florida; 27 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, three step great-grandchildren, and future triplets; two sisters: Lorraine {Elroy} Brandes and Rosella Grams; and two brothers-in-law: Eugene Wolf and Ralph Brandes. She was preceded in death by her husband Edgar on January 1, 1987; a son Clarmont; a great-granddaughter Karissa; three sisters and four brothers. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 15th at 1 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brillion. The Rev. David A. Rockhoff will officiate, burial will be in the Brillion Town Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. The Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion is assisting the family with arrangements. The family wishes to thank the entire staff at Sheboygan Progressive Care Center, and a special thanks to Pam Beyersdorf.


Waldemar J. Wick - Sheboygan Press - Friday - June 15, 1962 - p. 10 - c. 4
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Waldemar J. Wick, 52, a former resident of Glenbeulah who became president of the internationally known Kolmar Laboratories, Inc., died Thursday afternoon at Lahey Clinic in Boston after a short illness. Mr. Wick was born in New Holstein on July 27, 1909, the son of Edward J. and Anna {Horsch} Wick, now residents of Sheboygan Falls. He attended schools in Glenbeulah, graduating from high school there. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Marquette University in 1931 and shortly thereafter became associated with Kolmar Laboratories. On June 22, 1940, he was married to Clayre Warner in Milwaukee. Mr. Wick was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Milford, Pa., the New York Athletic Club, and Port Jervis, N.Y., Elks Lodge 645. In addition to being president of Kolmar Laboratories, Mr. Wick was a director of the firm, and president and director of Wickhen, vice president and director of Kolmar International, Kolmar Cosmetic Specialties, and Kolmar of Canada.

The firm maintains manufacturing plants in Canada, Mexico, Australia, France, England, Germany, Japan and India. He is survived by his wife; two daughters {names omitted for privacy}; his parents, and a sister, Mrs. Alex Kolb of Sheboygan Falls. Another sister preceded him in death. A requiem high Mass will be sung at Gesu Church in Milwaukee at 9 a.m. Monday, following services in Milford, Pa.

Burial will take place in the Mt. Carmel section of Milford Cemetery. A memorial has been established in his name for the American Cancer Society.


Robert L. Wickersheim - Chilton Times - Thursday - May 19, 1983 - p. B7 - c. 1
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Robert L. Wickerscheim, 39, R. 2, Hilbert, died Sunday at Calumet Memorial Hospital in Chilton.

He was born March 15, 1944, in Town of Stockbridge, the son of Wallace and Adele Grones Wickerscheim.

Surviving are his parents, of R. 2, Hilbert; one daughter, two sons, three sisters, and one brother {names omitted for privacy}.

He as preceded in death by one brother.

Private funeral services will be held at Wieting Funeral Home in Chilton.

Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Sherwood.


John Wicklein - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - March 20, 1935 - P. 6
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Rites for John Wicklein to be Held Thursday Morning

Chilton - Funeral services for John Wicklein, aged 91, who died Monday at his home in the town of Brothertown, will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity church at Jericho. The Rev. Francis E. Heimann will officiate and burial will be made in the church cemetery.

Mr. Wicklein was well-known in the town of Brothertown, having lived there the greater part of his life. He served as town chairman for four years, as town treasurer for five years, as school district clerk for twelve years and was one of the organizers of Holy Trinity church at Jericho. He was an agent for the Marshfield Fire Insurance company for twenty-eight years and was also a member of the Holy Name society.

Born in Batavia, Germany, January 7, 1884, Mr. Wicklein came to this country at the age of eleven years and lived in the town of Marshfield for a short time, coming from there to the town of Brothertown where he was married to Catherine Casper, who died three and one-half years ago.

Survivors are six children: John Thomas of Hortonville, Anton, at Home; Sister M. Delphine and Sister M. Marcellina at St. Francis convent in Milwaukee, Mrs. Joseph Schneider of Marytown and Miss Margaret, at home. There are also twelve grandchildren.


Anna Wolfinger - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - January 10, 1966
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Mrs. Anna Wolfinger, 80, of Hilbert, died Saturday evening at Calumet Memorial Hospital, in Chilton.

She was born May 2, 1885, a daughter of the late Mattias and Anna Jost, and was married to Joseph Ruhland, who died in 1911. On Sept. 8, 1913, she married Bernard Wolfinger. He died in December, 1959.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Parish, Hilbert, and of the Christian Mothers Society.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clarence {Regina} Beggs, R. 1, Hilbert; a son, Isadore Ruhland, R. 1, Hilbert; a sister, Mrs. Louis Schweitzer, Chilton; seven brothers, Mattias of Oshkosh, John and Francis of Appleton, Andrew and Peter of Stratford, and Joseph and George of Hilbert; 10 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Hilbert, with the Rev. Alfred Loehr, pastor, celebrant of the requiem Mass. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kapitzke Funeral Home, Hilbert, after 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The parishoners and members of the Christian Mothers Society will recite the Rosary at 8 and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, respectively at the funeral home.


Norman Weber - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - February 15, 1962 - P.12
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Norman Weber, 49, of Random Lake, died Wednesday evening at St. Nicholas Hospital.

Mr. Weber, an employee of the J. E. Gilson Foundry in Port Washington, was brought to the hospital a week ago.

Born at Jericho {Calumet County}, May 22, 1912, he was a son of the late Peter and Josephine Weber. He married Adeline Krebsbach at Marytown, May 29, 1934.

The couple moved to Random Lake 16 years ago.

Surviving are his wife; two brothers, Alvin, Random Lake, and Alfred, Fredonia; and four sisters, Mrs. Leo Hansen, New Holstein, Mrs. Louis Mueller, Chilton, Mrs. Anton Broeckel, Charlesburg, and Mrs. Frank Preisnner, Jericho.

The requiem Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Random Lake, following 9:40 family rites at the Wilk Funeral Home. Celebrant of the Mass will be the Rev. Joseph Schwinn, pastor. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Marytown.

Friends may call at Wilk's after 2 p.m. Friday. Men of the St. Mary's Holy Name Society will recite the Rosary there at 8 p.m. Friday.


John Woelfel - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - November 25, 1949
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Rites to be Conducted for John Woelfel

Chilton - {Special} - Funeral services for John Woelfel, 71, prominent town of Chilton farmer, who died of heart disease Sunday morning a 7 o'clock, will be held Wednesday morning at 8:30 at the residence and at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's church, the Rev. H. E. Hunck officiating, with interment in the church cemetery.

The deceased was born in the town of Charlestown, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Woelfel, May 27, 1867. He married Miss Katherine Buschmann, May 10, 1891, at Meeme. They resided in the town of Charlestown until 1900 when they purchased the Thomas Barry farm in the town of Chilton, where the deceased has resided since.

Mrs. Woelfel died Oct. 17, 1935, and a son, Clarence, died June 21, 1926. Survivors are seven sons and one daughter, Joseph of Chilton, John and Erwin, town of Chilton, Alex of New Holstein, Leo and William of Milwaukee; one daughter, Mrs. F. J. Mulvany, Milwaukee; five brothers, Fred, Erhard, Frank, Lawrence, town of Charlestown, and Gustav of town of Chilton; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Heimann, Chilton, and Mrs. Fred Bruckner, Kiel.

Mr. Woelfel was a member of St. Joseph's society and the Holy Name society of St. Mary's church.


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Sylvester E. Weber - The Sheboygan Press - Satutday - March 31, 2012
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Sylvester "Syl" E. Weber, age 88, of New Holstein died Thursday, March 29, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospital in Mequon.

He was born September 13, 1923 in Marytown to the late Math & Anna (Hansen) Weber. Sylvester attended St. Mary's Grade School in Marytown. On November 4, 1946, he married Juliana Heimann at St. Martin's Catholic Church in Charlestown. They celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary in November 2011.

Syl had worked at the former Arps Corp in New Holstein which later became Ameriquip. In addition, he worked in his leather shop in his home.

He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in New Holstein.

Survivors include his wife; his five {sic} children {3 daughters and two son-in-laws & 3 Sons and 1 daughter-in-law}; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister and brother-in-law.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Math & Anna Weber; a brother, Norman Weber; and a sister, Lorena Diefenthaler.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 6:00 PM on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 1724 Madison Street, New Holstein. Rev. Harold Berryman and Joe Zenk, Parish Director, will officiate. Private burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Family and friends may call at the church on Sunday afternoon from 4:00 PM until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in his name.


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