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Frank Stark

Manitowoc County Vital Marriage Records Vol. 5 page 221
Groom's Name: Frank Stark
Groom's Parents: George & Kate {Lenz} Stark
Born: Pennsylvania
Occupation: farmer
Bride's Name: Lena {Caroline} Steker
Bride's Parents: John & Sophia {Blieremith} Steker
Born: Wisconsin
Married: December 2, 1884 at Reformed Church, Town of Schleswig {Manitowoc County}

Manitowoc County Vital Death Records Vol. 28 page 474
Name: Frank Stark
Died: March 7, 1934
Age: 79 years, 3 months and 5 days
Spouse: Caroline Stark
Parents: George & Katherine {Loutz} Stark {both born Germany}
Born: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Occupation: Farmer - retired in 1909
Cause of Death: Arteriosclerosis - embolism
Buried: Rockville Cemetery {Town of Schleswig}

Manitowoc County Vital Death Records Vol 30 page 141
Name: Caroline Stark nee Stecker
Died: February 19, 1936
Spouse: Frank Stark
Parents: John & Sophia {Blievernicht} Stecker {both born Germany}
Born: December 8, 1865 in Town of Schleswig {Manitowoc County}
Cause of Death: Endocarditis – arterosclerosis – broncho pneumonia
Buried: Rockville Cemetery, Town of Schleswig


Conduct Rites for Frank Stark, Kiel Resident

Kiel – Frank Stark, aged 79, well-known Kiel resident, died at his home, 828 N. Fourth street, Wednesday evening at 10 o’clock following an illness of several months.

He was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., in December, 1854, and at the age of two years came to Wisconsin with his parents. They settled on a farm in the Town of Schleswig, two miles east of Kiel. For over fifty years, Mr. Stark lived there, and in the spring of 1907 moved to Kiel.

In the Town of Schleswig on December 2, 1884, he was married to Miss Caroline Stecker who with four children and nine grandchildren survive his death. The children are three daughters, Mrs. Calvin F. Reineking of Kiel, Mrs. Abe DeMunch of Rhinelander, Mrs. Milton Timm of Plymouth, and one son, Arthur Stark, of Two Rivers. Three brothers and five sisters preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home on 828 N. Fourth street. The Rev. E. L. Worthman, pastor of the St. Peter Reformed church of Kiel, will officiate and interment will be made on the family lot in Rockville cemetery.

The Sheboygan Press – Thursday, March 8, 1934 – P. 10


Conduct Rites for Frank Stark, Kiel Resident, Saturday
Kiel – Funeral services for Frank Stark, who passed away here Wednesday, were held at the Stark home, 828 N. Fourth street at 2 o’clock on Saturday afternoon. The Rev. E. L. Worthman officiated and burial was made in the Rockville cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Philip Conrad, Louis V. Postel, Elmer Schreiber, Joseph H. Klein, Paul Hildebrandt, and William H. Mattes.

A quartette composed of Stewart Lindsay, John and Melvin C. Timm, and Gordon Robinson sang, “Let the Lower Lights Be Burning”, “____ (Illegible) That Beautiful Land”, and “Softer Now the Light of Day”, accompanied by Mrs. Edwin M. Duecker.

Many relatives as well as friends from Sheboygan, Milwaukee, Manitowoc, Two Rivers, Plymouth, Waukesha, DePere, Sturgeon Bay, Elkhart Lake, towns of Rhine and Russell, and Kiel and vicinity attended the last rites.

The Sheboygan Press – Tuesday, March 13, 1934

After a short illness, Mrs. Caroline Stark, 69, passed away at her home at 828 Fourth street here on Tuesday evening. She was the widow of the late Frank Stark.

The deceased, nee Stecker, was born on December 8, 1866 in the town of Schleswig. She was united in marriage with Frank Stark December 2, 1884. Her husband passed away March 7, 1934.

Before coming to Kid to live, the couple operated two farms in the town of Schleswig. In Kiel Mr. Stark financed residence construction that built up the Chicago street block from Third to Fourth and a part of Third street.

Surviving Mrs. Stark are four children: Mrs. C.F. Reineking of this city; Mrs. A. DeMunck of Rhinelander; A.F. Stark of Plymouth; and Mrs. Milton Timm of Plymouth. She is mourned also by a brother, William Stecker of Sheboygan, a sister, Mrs. Charles Duecker of here, and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services are planned for 2 o'clock Friday of this week at the home, where the remains may be viewed from Thursday afternoon until the hour of the services. Interment will be made in the Rockville cemetery.


Mrs. Stark Of Kiel Is Summoned Tuesday Evening

Kiel - (Special)- Mrs. Caroline Stark, 69, widow of the late Frank Stark, died at the family residence, 828 N. Fourth street Kiel, at 8 p.m., Tuesday, after a brief illness.

She was formerly Miss Caroline Stecker, born December 8, 1866, in the town of Schleswig, Manitowoc county. On December 2, 1884, she was married to Mr. Stark and he preceded her in death March 7, 1934.

Shortly after they were married they operated two farms in the town of Schleswig, later moving to Kiel where they have since resided.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the residence and burial will be made in Rockville cemetery. The Rev. E. L. Worthman will be in charge and the body may be viewed from 2 p.m. Thursday until time of services.

She is survived by four children, Mrs. C. F. Reinecking, Kiel; Mrs. Abe DeMunck, Rhinelander; Mrs. Milton Timm, Plymouth, and Arthur F. Stark, Two Rivers; one brother, William, of Sheboygan, and one sister, Mrs. Augustus Duecker. There are nine grandchildren.

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