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Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1913 August 25, Monday, page 8
Chief of Police Dehne has received notice from Grafton from officials to search for Philip Matt who suddenly disappeared in Milwaukee. Matt is a carpenter contractor. The following description was given of him: Age 52 years; height, 5 feet 8 inches; weighs between 180 and 185 pounds, blond hair and fair complexion. Matt had been in Grafton Wednesday where he was seen last. He purchased a revolver and a ticket to this city having with him $750. It was expected he would commit suicide.

La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1913 August 29, Friday, page 9
Marinette, Wis., Aug. 29. --- The Milwaukee clairvoyant who said the body of Philip Matt would be found on the river bank across from this city, made a bad guess. The sheriff searched the spot indicated on Wednesday without result. It is the vicinity of Our Lady of Lourdes church. Matt left Milwaukee on August 12 with $750 in his pockets and disappeared. The place indicated by the seer is traversed daily by hundreds of workmen.

La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1913 September 11, Thursday, page 2
Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. 11. --- Mysteriously disappearing while on a visit to this city early in August, the case of Philip Matt, a Marinette, Wis., contractor, appears to be on the verge of being solved. According to advices received, relatives who are in Milwaukee making search have written letters to Marinette friends imparting the information that Matt has been located in Mayo Brothers' hospital at Rochester, Minn., where he is ill.

Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1912 May 22, Wednesday, page 1
George Schmidling, 1422 Superior avenue, died Monday noon at his home. He was ill for some time and had undergone three operations, the last one proving fatal. He was born in Milwaukee April 23, 1862 and came to Sheboygan about thirty-five years ago. He was a member of the Arbiter, Verein and the United Aid of Sheboygan. Besides his wife he is survived by two children, aged 14 and 11. The funeral will take place tomorrow morning from Holy Name church, interment in the North Side Catholic cemetery, Rev. Thill officiating.

Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1912 May 31, Friday, page 1
Joseph Hirt, 65 years old, died yesterday morning at the St. Nicholas hospital after a short illness. The remains were taken to the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Schmedling, 1422 Superior avenue. He is survived by five children: Philip, Nicholas, Joseph Jr., Mrs. George Schmedling and Mrs. J. Harder. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock from the Northside Catholic church. Interment in Northside Catholic cemetery.

Sheboygan (WI) Press, Mon, Oct 18, 1920.
Nicholas Hirt, 69 years and 11 months old, died at his home, 1428 Mehrtens avenue, Sunday morning following an illness with rheumatism which confined him to his bed for the past eight months. The deceased was born in Germany in November, 1850, and came to this country with his parents two years later, settling near Hilbert, Calumet county, on a farm where he was reared and received his early education. He was married to Miss Anna Westenberger at Sherwood 47 years ago, who survives. The family removed to Sheboygan county about forty years ago, residing on a farm on the School road three miles north of this city. Thirty-one years ago they removed to this city, where they have since made their home. The following are the survivors, with the widow: Phillip, Nick, Jacob, John, Fred, George and Edward of this city; Peter of Portland OR; Joseph of Milwaukee, and Mrs. Annie Theumer (sic, Teumer) and Mrs. Eleanore Schultz of this city. The funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9 o'clock from Holy Name church, Rev. D. W. Thill officiating, and interment will be made in the North Side Catholic cemetery. The six youngest sons will be pallbearers. 

The Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1912 Oct 12, Saturday, page 1
Mrs. Jake Kampmann, 721 New York avenue, underwent a most dangerous operation at Saint Nicholas hospital this morning. Previous to the operation the attending physicians held out little hopes of her recovery, but she stood it remarkably well. The operation performed at 11 a.m. and at 2 p.m. She was reported as getting along nicely. She has been desperately ill since Sunday and the operation was decided up as a last chance. Mrs. Kampmann is a young woman, the daughter of Stephen Tift and her numerous friends will hope for her speedy recovery. She was taken to the hospital in the ambulance last night.

Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1929 November 5, Tuesday, page 14
Mr. and Mrs. Jac. Kampmann and the latter's father, S. A. Tifft, were pleasantly surprised at a Halloween party given Wednesday evening in observance of their wedding anniversary at the Kampmann home, S. Eleventh street and Mead avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Kampmann were married on the wedding anniversary day of the latter's parents. Five hundred and sheepshead were played during the evening and at five hundred prizes were awarded to Mrs. George Martin, first; Mrs. Elmer Storbeck, second, and Mrs. William Zahn, consolation. Ernest Glaff received the sheepshead prize. The guests were: Mrs. John Braun Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Storbeck, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kampmann, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Polster, Mr. and Mrs. George Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Aleff, Christ Kampmann, Mr. and Mrs. William Zahn of this city, and Ernst Glaff of Sheboygan Falls.

The Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1931 December 2, Wednesday, page 2
Ricka Agnes, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tiftcrist Kampmann, died Tuesday evening at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob H. Kampmann, S. Eleventh street and Mead avenue. The baby was born October 6, 1931. Her mother was formerly Miss Ruth Lampe of this city. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at the Kampmann home. Burial will be made in Calvary cemetery.

The Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1931 February 10, Tuesday, page 8
After being held secret for the past five months, announcement was made today of the marriage of two Sheboygan students at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., Miss Ruth L. Lampe, daughter of the late John L. Lampe, 1112 St. Clair avenue, and Tiftcrist P. Kampmann, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob H. Kampmann. 1036 Mead avenue. They were married September 4, 1930, at Frankfort, Kentucky, by the Rev. Taylor. Both Mr. and Mrs. Kampmann are graduates of the Sheboygan High school and have a host of friends who extend felicitations. Mrs. Kampmann, who is enrolled in the school of education at The University of Michigan, was graduated with the class of 1926 and later attended Ripon college where she became affiliated with Kappa Sigma Chi, social sorority and Alpha Chi Alpha, national honorary journalistic sorority. Mr. Kampmann was graduated with the class of 1928 and was prominent In athletics throughout his high school career. He is the holder of an American Legion gold medal awarded to the best all- around athlete of each class. He Is a student in the school of forestry and conservation at the University of Michigan and is a member of Sigma Delta Psi, national honorary athletic fraternity. Mr. and Mrs. Kampmann are making their home at 1341 Wilmot street, Ann Arbor, Mich.

The Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1957 October 22, Tuesday, page 4
Mr. and Mrs. Tiftcrist Kampmann of Portland, Ore., left early Friday for Ann Arbor, Mich. They had been visiting relatives and friends since Oct. 9. The first-listed person is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jac. Kampmann, 829 Ontario Ave., and they, with the couple from the West, and Mrs. Elmer Storbeck, an aunt, went to Norwalk, Wis., for three days to visit relatives of Mrs. Kampmann, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Pfahl and family. The group also stopped at Ontario, Wis., to see cousins, and at Wild Cat Mountain State Park, a beautiful scenic spot in western Wisconsin. At Tomah, the Wisconsin Veterans' Home was visited. Mrs., Kampmann from Sheboygan is on the Veterans Home committee, representing the Daughters of Union Veterans, Helen Brainard Cole Tent 6, Sheboygan, and made her official visit. When the visitors went to church in Norwalk, the minister announced that the daughter of Steve Tifft and her family were in the congregation. Mr. Tifft attended the 102-year-old church when a boy, over 85 years ago. The family settled in Norwalk, homesteading many years ago. The fifth generation is living on the original farm now. A day was spent in Plymouth at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Kampmann, a brother of the Oregon man. This past week end the couple was present at the 50th reunion of the Society of Les Voyageurs, held at the University of Michigan. Tiftcrist Kampmann became a member of the organization in 1929, while a forestry student at the University of Michigan. They also were in the audience for the Michigan-Northwestern football game and visited the campus and friends. The return to Portland is being made via the Upper Michigan Peninsula and Drummond, Wis., where Mr. Kampmann worked on the Chequamegon National Forest, 1936-38, and will visit friends. His wife is the former Ruth Lampe of Sheboygan. They brought news of the birth Oct. 2, of a granddaughter, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Spade, the latter having been Patricia Kampmann.

Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1959 September 25, Friday, page 7
Fifty years ago today. Miss Agnes Tifft and Jacob H Kampmann were married in Sheboygan. Their golden event is being observed at their home, 829 Ontario Ave., where relatives and friends are greeting the couple.
When the high noon ceremony in 1909 was held at the home of the bridegroom's brother-in-law and sister. Mr. and Mrs., John Braun. 1321 Jefferson Ave., the Rev. James Boyde Coxe of Grace Episcopal Church read the service. The bride of five decades was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Tifft for whom the wedding day was an anniversary their 28th, Attendants of the young couple were Miss Julia Jirikonic, Manitowoc, bridesmaid, and Harry Pepper, groomsman. After marriage. Mr. Kampmann took his bride to Milwaukee to reside because he was employed there then. They lived in that city for a year and then moved to Ocala, Fla. After 12 months there, they came to Sheboygan, which has been their home since. Mr. Kampmann was employed at Garton Toy Co, and Bock Drug Co. until his retirement, due to illness. Birth of Mrs. Kampmann occurred July 22, 1884 in Ludington, Mich. Her husband, who is the last male member of his family, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Christ Kampmann, June 20, 1884. They are members of Holy Name Church. Mrs. Kampmann belongs to St. Ann's Christian Mothers and Altar Society of the parish and to the Daughters of Union Veterans. She held, offices in the former Helen Brainard Cole Tent, in the district and department. Her hobby is cards, and her husband likes to go to horse and car races. One son, Tiftcrift Kampmann, his wife and daughter, Katherine, are in Iran and Jack Kampmann, the younger son, lives in Plymouth. There are six granddaughters and five great-grandchildren in the family circle. A daughter, Mrs. Frank (Irene) Zavrl, passed away five years ago last May.

The Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1960 January 19, Tuesday, page 8

The requiem Mass for Mrs. Jacob H. Kampmann, 75, of 829 Ontario Ave., who died Sunday at her home, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Name Catholic Church. The Rev. Donald Hmireik, assistant pastor, will be celebrant of the Mass, with burial in Wildwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the KroosHorn Funeral Home this evening:. The rosary will be recited there at 7 o'clock.

The former Agnes Tifft, was born in Ludington, Mich., July 22. 1884, a daughter of the late Stephen and Mae Tifft. She came to Sheboygan with her parents when a child and attended high school and business college here. Her marriage to Mr. Kampmann took place here Sept. 25. 1909. Following marriage the couple lived in Milwaukee, Ocalla. Fla., and Sheboygan Falls before returning here.

She was a member of the Christian Mothers and Altar Societies of Holy Name Parish and Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War in Fond du Lac. Surviving are her husband; two sons. Jack S., Plymouth, and Tifftcrist, now with the U.S. Forestry Service in Iran; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Joseph Bishop, Plymouth. A daughter, Irene, preceded her in death.

The Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1960 January 20, Wednesday, page 16
The requiem Mass for Mrs. Jacob H. Kampmann, 75, of 829 Ontario Ave., who died the past Sunday, was offered this morning at Holy Name Catholic Church. The Rev. Anthony J. Knackert, pastor, as celebrant, with burial in Wildwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bert Sanville, Henry Meier, Reuben Grosskopf, Edward Erzen, Roger Mahlendort and Frank Langkau. Mrs. Kampmann was a member of Fond du Lac Nancy Hanks Tent No. 10 Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

The Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1971 November 11, Thursday, page 4
Jacob H. Kampmann, 87, a resident of Sunny Ridge the past nine years died Wednesday afternoon at St. Nicholas Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born in Sheboygan on June 20, 1884, he was a son of the late Christian and Minnie Schneider Kampmann. He attended local schools. On Sept. 25, 1909, he married the former Agnes M. Tifft in Sheboygan. The couple lived in Milwaukee, Florida and Sheboygan Falls before returning to Sheboygan. His wife died Jan. 17, 1960. Mr. Kampmann worked for various construction contractors until retiring in 1950. He was a member of Holy Name Catholic Parish. Surviving arc two sons, Jack S., Plymouth, and Tifftchrist S., Portland, Ore.; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. .He was preceded in death by a daughter, three brothers and two sisters.

Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1971 November 11, Thursday, page 10
Jacob H. Kampmann, 87, a resident of Sunny Ridge the past nine years died Wednesday afternoon at St. Nicholas Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born in Sheboygan on June 20, 1884, he was a son of the late Christian and Minnie Schneider Kampmann. He attended local schools. On Sept. 25, 1909, he married the former Agnes M. Tifft in Sheboygan. The couple lived in Milwaukee, Florida and Sheboygan Falls before returning to Sheboygan. His wife died Jan. 17, 1960. Mr. Kampmann worked for various construction contractors until retiring in 1950. He was a member of Holy Name Catholic Parish. surviving are two sons, Jack S., Plymouth, and Tifftchrist S., Portland, Ore.; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, three brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be Monday with a 10 a.m. funeral Mass at Holy Name church, the Rev. Laurence Waleske, pastor, celebrant, following family rites at the Kroos-Mason funeral Home at 9:30. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday. A parish vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. A memorial fund for Sunny Ridge has been established in Mr. Kampmann's name.

Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan Wisconsin
1926 July 6, Tuesday, page 4
Nicholas Matt, 58, died at 7:55 a.m. today after a long illness which kept him from his work at the Gutsch brewery since March. His home is at 1314 N. Twelfth street. Mr. Matt was born Aug. 21, 1867, in Sheboygan county, and was married to Miss Emma Feuerstalk of Chicago, on Sept. 4, 1894. The couple resided in this city where Mr. Matt has been an employee of the Gutsch Brewing company for the past twenty-six years. The survivors are his wife, two sons, Joseph and Edward, four brothers, Joseph and Peter Matt of this city, Philip Reigh of Manitowoc, and John Reigh of Milwaukee, and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Tutkowski, Milwaukee. Mrs. Matt's mother, Mrs. Barbara Feurstalk, also is living. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday from Holy Name church, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. D. F. Thill officiating. Burial will be at the North Side Catholic cemetery.

Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1926 July 10, Saturday, page 12
Funeral services for the late Nicholas Matt, who died at his home, 1314 N. Twelfth street, Tuesday morning, were held at 9 a.m. Friday from the Holy Name church. The Rt. Rev. Monsignor D. F. Thill officiated and interment was made in the North Side Catholic cemetery.

Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1928 April 18, Monday, page 10
Mrs. William Coonan has returned to her home in Elgin, Illinois, after attending the funeral of her brother, the late John Raih. She also visited with Mr. and Mrs. William Raih at Two Rivers, who also attended the funeral here.

Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1930 June 4, Wednesday, page 3
The funeral of Joseph Matt, 64, who was found dead Tuesday at his home, 631 Pennsylvania avenue, will be held from the Robert H. Kroos Funeral Home at 9 a. m. Friday.   Interment will be in Wildwood cemetery. Mr. Matt was born in School Hill on April 26, 1866, and came to Sheboygan with his parents when he was a young boy. He attended Holy
Name school. In 1891 he was united in marriage with Miss Agnes Kampmann, who preceded him in death twenty-three years ago. In 1908 Mr. Matt was united in marriage with Mrs. Lena Baumgartner, who, with two children, Mrs. William Raih, Manitowoc, and Lester Baumgartner, this city, survive. He is also survived by two grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Frank Tutkowski, Milwaukee, Mrs. Gertrude Koonen, Elgin, Illinois, and two brothers, Peter Matt, this city, and William Raih, Manitowoc. For thirty-one years the deceased was employed at the Crocker Chair company and for the past fourteen years he worked at the American Chair company.

Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1941 August 1, Friday, page 8
Many relatives from out of town gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Specht at Route 2, Sheboygan, on Sunday for the Matt family reunion. Those present were Mrs. Elizabeth Tutkowski, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Tutkowski and family, Mr. and Mrs. William Heim (could be Raih) and family, Mr. and Mrs. James Fiala and family, Mr. and Mrs. William Tutkowski, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Renzelmann, and sons, Mr. and Mrs. William Commack and family, all of Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. William Raih, Sr., and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Stefaniak of Manitowoc.

Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1941 December 2, Tuesday, page 10
In a ceremony performed by the Rev. E. R. Krueger in the parsonage of St. John's Evangelical and Reformed church on Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock, Mrs. Esther A. Harder, 1324 Superior avenue, and Lester J. Baumgartner, 631 Pennsylvania avenue, were married. The former Mrs. Harder is the daughter of Mrs. Fred Wiggars of Kaukauna, and Mrs. Lena Matt, 631 Pennsylvania avenue is the mother of Mr. Baumgartner. The bride wore a slate blue crepe dress with wine accessories for her wedding, and a shoulder bouquet combining tea roses and yellow pompons was pinned to her dress. The couple's only attendant was Mrs. Anna Kleist, who was dressed in brown crepe with corresponding accessories, and a bronze and yellow pompon corsage. The group had a wedding dinner at the Kneevers hotel. The couple is now residing at the 1324 Superior avenue. Mr. Baumgartner is an employe of the Jung Shoe Co., and his wife formerly worked for Wolf's Laundry-Dry Cleaners.

Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1959 November 23, Monday, page 12
Mrs. Lena Matt, 85, died Saturday evening at the Elms Convalescent Home after an illness
of one month. She formerly resided at 618-A Pennsylvania Ave. Born Feb. 1, 1874 in Manitowoc, she made her home in Sheboygan since 1884. She was married to Mathew Baumgartner at Holy Name Church on Oct, 17, 1882. He died in October, 1907. Her marriage to Joseph Matt was solemnized at St. Peter CIaver Church on Aug. 1, 1908. He died in June, 1930. Mrs. Matt was a member of St. Peter Claver Church, the Christian Mothers' Society of the parish, and the Northside Golden Age. Club. Survivors are one son, Lester J. Baumgartner, Sheboygan, and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Katie Raih, Manitowoc. An infant daughter, Myrtle, and three sisters also preceded her in death. A requiem high Mass will be offered at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter Claver Church following brief family rites at 8:45 a.m. at Nickel's funeral Home. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. A parish vigil will be held at 7:30 o'clock tonight at the funeral home where the body will lie in state until the hour of services. Members of Northside Golden Age Club have been requested to meet at St. Peter Claver Church at 9 a.m. Tuesday to attend the church services in a body.

The Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1962 January 24, Wednesday, page 3
Peter J. Matt, 92, a retired Town of Sheboygan farmer, died at 7 m. Tuesday at St. Nicholas Hospital. Mr. Matt, who had been at the Pine Haven Christian Home in Sheboygan Falls the past four years, was hospitalized about two weeks. A son of the late Joseph and Gertrude Hirt Matt, he was born in the Town of Sheboygan, near Kohler, April 3, 1869. At the age of 11, upon the death of his parents, he went to live at the Town of Sheboygan farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Detsch. He remained there during his school years, working on the Detsch farm until marrying Miss Anna Hartmann, Jan. 7, 1893. Following his marriage he worked in Sheboygan at the Crocker Chair and General Box factories. He later operated his own farms in the Towns of Sheboygan Falls and Sheboygan until retiring after his wife's death in January, 1946. After that he had lived with his children in the Sheboygan area until going to Pine Haven. Mr. Matt was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Surviving are two sons, Albert and Oscar, Sheboygan; two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Specht (Frieda), Sheboygan, and Mrs. Alfred Metscher (Mabel), Colton, Calif.; eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, and a step-brother, William Detsch, Kohler. An infant daughter, four brothers and three sisters preceded him in death. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels with the Rev. Hans Tornow, pastor of Trinity Church, officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Friends may call at Ballhorn's after 2 p.m. Friday.

Prairie du Chien Union, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
1887 March 10, Thursday, page 1
Died ---- In this city Sunday, March 6, 1887, David McIntyre, aged 67 years. He was born in Maine in 1819, and moved from thence to Massachusetts when quite young. In 1846 he entered U. S. Naval service and served during the Mexican war. He came to Wisconsin in 1849 and entered the employ of the Milwaukee and Mississippi R'y. company, afterward the C. M. & St. P. road and continued in their service until the time of his death. He was an honored member of the order of Oddfellows, here with which he connected himself in 1868 and in which he filled all the highest offices. The funeral services were held on Tuesday in the M. E. church here, of which he was a member, under the auspices of the I.O.O.F. The sermon was preached by Rev. T. J. Snodgrass. He leaves a wife and two daughters to mourn his death.

Prairie du Chien Union, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
1888 July 26, Thursday, page 1
Died, at her home in this city, Thursday, July 19, 1888, Miss Louisa McIntyre, in the 77th year of her age. Deceased was born in Augusta, Me., in 1811, and cane to Prairie du Chien in 1860, where she has made her home. Her husband, David McIntyre died a little over on year ago. She had for many years been a member of the M. E. church of this city. The funeral was held at the M. E. church on Saturday last and the services were conducted by Rev. J. Sims, after which the remains were interred in the lower-town cemetery.

La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1905 April 26, Wednesday, page 4
Sheboygan, Wis., April 26 --- John Raih, the first baseman and catcher of the Sheboygan baseball team has signed with the Green Bay team of the Wisconsin State league. This makes four fast players that have been tempted away from the Sheboygan Team.

The Manitiwoc Herald-News, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
1927 April 12, Tuesday, page 2

Former Local Resident Dies at home in Milwaukee Where He Conducted Cafe

Johnny Raih, baseball catcher extraordinary and the man who served behind the log for the old time Manitowoc Lake Shore leaguers when such men as Addle Joss, Jim Vollendorf, George Wilson and others did the flinging, died at Milwaukee yesterday morning his demise being due to a third stroke which he had suffered within the last three years. Mr. Raih has been In business at Milwaukee for a number of years, conducting a cafe on Tenth street. Relatives from this city visited him Sunday and while his condition was serious, news of his death yesterday came as a shock.

John Raih was born in Sheboygan county and was a member of a large family that became disintegrated when the parents both died. The family name was Matt, and John and his brother, William, who lives In this city, were both adopted by Raih families and both changed their name to that of their adopted family. John and William played baseball and John was with the Sheboygan club before coming to this city back in 1899 and holding the backstop position until 1906, when he moved to first base where he remained for a number of seasons. Raih was one of the most reliable catchers the local team ever had, was good on throwing to the bases, let very few foul flies get away from him and in addition was good with the stick and fair on the bases. He pepped up the other boys and always played hard whether winning or losing and he was very popular with the old fans.

He was fifty-two years old and was married thirty years ago to Miss Anna Heinzen, who with three children, Wilbert of Sheboygan, and Luella and Mildred, of Milwaukee, survive him. Three brothers. William Raih of this city, Peter Matt and Joseph Matt of Sheboygan, and two sister, Mrs. Frank (Elizabeth) Tutkowsky of Milwaukee, and Mrs. William (Gertrude) Coonan of Elgin, III., also survive him. Mr. Raih, so far as known here, was not a member of any of the fraternal organizations.

Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1928 July 5, Tuesday, page 15
Mrs. John Raih, of Milwaukee, spent the weekend and Monday with her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Raih, Bluff avenue.

Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1928 March 19, Monday, page 9
Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Raih and daughter, Ruth, 1216 Bluff avenue, spent Sunday in Milwaukee with Mr. and Mrs. George H. Bell and family and Mrs. John Raih, formerly of this city, who has been a patient at the Marquette hospital for the past two months. Mrs. Raih has been removed to her home at Milwaukee where she is convalescing.

Manitowoc Herald, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
1934 July 10, Tuesday, page 2
Mrs. Anna Raih, 54, widow of the late John Raih, former infielder for the championship Manitowoc club in the old Lake Shore league days, died Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter in Milwaukee, as she was planning to return to this city next month for the homecoming celebration. For the past few years Mrs. Raih made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Renzelman at Milwaukee. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the Kroos funeral home at Sheboygan. The deceased was born at Sheboygan, her maiden name being Anna Heinzen. She married in that city to John Raih. In the years that Raih played first base for the Manitowoc ball club they resided here. Later Mr. Raih operated a tavern on Green street here and then moved from here to Sheboygan Falls. Mr. Raih died at ???? Survivors are two daughters Mrs. Renzelman and Mrs. William Cammack, both of Milwaukee, a son Wilbert of Sheboygan and a number of brothers and sisters.

The Manitowoc Herald-Times, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
1940 October 7, Monday, page 6
In a ceremony read Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic church, Miss Dorothea Raih, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Raih, 1031 South 17th street, became the bride of Clarence J. Stefaniak, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Stefaniak of Mishicot route 1, the Rev. J. H. Schmitt officiating.  (notes: Miss Vernetta Johnson of Eagle River, cousin of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Erna Ludwig, Miss LaVern Stefaniak, Miss Leona Stefaniak, and Miss Ruth Crycarek. Best man Jerome Stefaniak, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were William Raih Jr., William Tutkowski, Eugene Kopetsky and Harry Ziarnik.  The luncheon following the ceremony was served at the home of the bride's parents, and dinner was served at Reedy's Log Cabin Tearoom. Out of town guests were Mrs. Harry Johnson of Eagle Rivers, Mrs. E. A. Tutkowski, and Miss Helen Napauczewski of Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. William Coonan of Elgin, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Matte of Sheboygan and Mr. and Mrs. John Mostowaski of Chicago. The Stafaniaks are at home at 1031 South 17th street. Mr. Stefaniak is attendant at the Ploeder Service Station.

Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1941 August 25
A marriage license was issued this week to John Raih, well known catcher of the Sheboygan baseball club and Anna Heinzen of this city.

Manitowoc Herald-Times, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
1965 May 1, Saturday, Two Rivers Reporter M-5
Before the alter of First Reformed United Church of Christ, Manitowoc, Miss Judith Ann Raih, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Raih, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Raih of 1906 Meadow Lane, Manitowoc, was married at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, to Thomas Fredric Steffen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fredrick Steffen of 3701 Mac Arthur Dr., Manitowoc, The Rev. T. P. Crusius performed the rite. Honor attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Steffen of Manitowoc, brother and sister-in-law of the groom. Bridesmaid was Miss Mary Grych of Manitowoc and junior bridesmaid was Miss Stephani Steffen, sister of the groom, of Manitowoc. Groomsman was James Klein of Manitowoc. Users were Thomas Gilmore, cousin of the bride, Roger Thompson, cousin of the groom, and Roger Raih, brother of the bride, of Manitowoc.
(attire descriptions) The couple greeted 300 guests at a reception at the Eagles Club, Manitowoc. After a wedding trip to Florida, they will reside at 545-A S. 30th St., Manitowoc. Both the bride and groom attended Lincoln High School, Manitowoc. The bride is employed at Presto Cleaners, Manitowoc, and her husband is an employe of Manitowoc Engineering Co. 

Manitowoc Herald-Times, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
1968 April 12, Friday, page 6-T
Civilian funeral services will, be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday at First Reformed United Church of Christ, Manitowoc, for Pfc. Roger William Raih, 20, who died of wounds received in a United States forward base camp in Vietnam April 1. The Rev. T. P. Crusius will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Manitowoc. The civilian rites are being conducted instead of a military funeral at the request of the serviceman's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William E. Raih, of 2609 Meadow Ln., Manitowoc. Pfc. Raih had been with Co. A. Eighth Engineers battalion. First Calvary Division - Air Mobile. He had been in service since September, 1967, and had been in Vietnam about a month when he died. He is survived by his parents a sister. Mrs. Thomas (Judith) Steffen; maternal grandfather John Ludwig, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. William Raih, of Manitowoc. Friends may call at the Jens Funeral Home, Manitowoc, after 3 p.m. Sunday until Monday noon and then at the church until time of services. memorials may be made to the church. The casket will not be opened.

Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
1976 April 12, Monday, page 14
Mrs. William (Katherine) Raih Sr., 82, of Park Lawn Home, Manitowoc, died Sunday
morning at the home. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m Tuesday at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The Rev. William A. Schultz will officiate with burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Raih was born June 30, 1893, at Sheboygan. She was reared and attended schools in the Sheboygan area, moving to Manitowoc in 1915. Her husband, William Raih Sr., preceded her in death March 16, 1960. She was a former member of First Reformed United Church of Christ. Survivors include a son, William Jr.. and a daughter, Mrs., Clarence (Dorothea) Stefaniak, of Manitowoc, three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A grandson, Roger Raih, preceded her in death. Friends may call at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home from 5 to 9 o'clock this Monday evening and Tuesday until the time of service.

La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1908 November 23, Monday, page 9
Sparta, Wis., Nov. 23 --- Jesse Tifft, an 18-year-old farmer, attempted to board an eastbound Milwaukee & St. Paul freight at Rockland and was thrown between the cars. One leg was cut off and the other mangled. The train took the young man to Tomah, where he died in the company's hospital.

The Sheboygan Daily Press, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1909 May 24, Monday Evening, page 1
After Lingering Illness
Passed Away at Two O'clock This Morning
Survived by Husband and 2 Daughters
After an illness extending over a period of 4 years, and 15 months of which time she was confined to her bed, Mrs. Steven A. Tift passed away at 2 o'clock this morning, the cause of her demise being cancer. Mrs. Tift was born at Port Huron, Mich., July 16,1863 and attained to the age of 46 years. Twelve years ago she came here with her family. She is survived by her husband, Steven A. Tift, and two daughters, Agnes N. and Hazel K. whose sixteenth birthday is today. The remains will be taken to Ludington Mich., Tuesday afternoon for burial in the family lot in Oakwood cemetery.

The Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1930 March 21, Friday, page 2
Steven A. Tifft, 72, of this city, well-known former business man, died at 5 o'clock Thursday afternoon at his home, S. Eleventh street at Mead avenue, after an illness of three months. Mr. Tifft was born at Tomah, Wisconsin, on January 13, 1858, and his marriage with Miss Harriet Desotal (article error, Harriet Dezotell is actually his mother) of Ludington, Michigan, was solemnized on September 25, 1881. The couple lived in Ludington for some time and thirty-two years ago came to Sheboygan to live. Mr. Tifft operated a bicycle shop in N. Eighth street which was started on the present Citizen's State Bank site. Mr. Tifft formed a partnership with Harry Pepper and established what is claimed to have been the first bicycle livery in the city. In 1907 he gave up this livery and operated a restaurant and billiard hall in the basement of Schlicht Brothers, N. Eighth street. For a period of four years Mr. Tifft was poultry manager at Pinehurst farm and retired due to ill health. Mrs. Tifft died twenty-two years ago. The aged resident was a member of the F. F. W. Assembly No. 43. He leaves to mourn his death two daughters, Mrs. Jacob Kampman and Mrs. Herman Steinhaus, Jr., both of this city; three grandchildren, Tifftcrist Kampman, who attends the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Jacob Kampman, this city, and Ellen Steinhaus, this city; three brothers, George Tifft of Bowman, Wisconsin; Samuel of Anaheim, California, and Joseph of Norwalk, Wisconsin, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Drake of Norwalk. The funeral will be held at 9 o'clock Monday morning from the Ramm Funeral Home. Rev. Pal Schiedel, of St. Peter Claver church will officiate and interment will be in Wildwood cemetery.

Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wisconsin
1976 April 22, Thursday, page 11
Columbus --- Mr. W. Wesley Gray, age 78, Columbus, Wis., died on Tuesday, April 20, 1976, as a results of an auto accident. Mr. Gray was the former owner of the Western Auto Store in Columbus. He married the former Lyda Nelson in 1920 of Baraboo. she died in 1968. She (actually HE) is survived by two sons, William, 1714 Onsgard Rd., Madison, Robert, Columbus; a half sister, Mrs. Thelma Koesterer, San Bernardino, Calif.; a brothers, John Gray, Danville, Calif.; a half brother, Arthur Towers, Baraboo; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 23 at 1:30 p.m. in the United Methodist Church, Rev. Robert Sanks officiating. Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Lodi. 

The La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press
1939 January 5, Thursday Evening, page 1

Count Three Fatalities On Slippery Highways Of Wisconsin; Travel Slowed By Fog

Tomah, Wis. (Special) Slippery roads caused the deaths of two persons near here Wednesday afternoon when Alfred Wilborn, 67, of Hayward and his wife Mrs. Angela Wilborn, 68, were killed as their automobile skidded and crashed into a truck driven by Erwin Vroman of Tomah.

A daughter-in-law of the Wilborns, Mrs. Norman Wilbor, and her one and one-half year old daughter, riding in the back seat of the Hayward car, were uninjured. Vroman escaped injuries also but Richard Keene, who was riding with him, was slightly bruised and his seven-year-old son Jerry of Tomah was badly bruised and received a sever cut on the face. The latter was taken to the Tomah clinic where stitches were taken in the laceration and lockjaw serum was given.

Mrs. Wilborn was killed instantly and her husband died shortly after being taken to the Tomah clinic.

Both Cars Demolished

The accident occurred on U. S. highway 12 north of Tomah near the swamp patch. Witnesses said the Hayward car, traveling south en route to Chicago, passed an automobile drivien by Rudolph Wagner on a hill, and when the driver of the Wilborn car attempted to return to his own side of the road, the car skidded into the truck. The truck landed in the east ditch and the Wilborn car in the west ditch. Both machines were demolished.

The Associated Press reported one other death and two critically injured on automobile accidents Wednesday on Wisconsin highways as fog shrouded the roads already slippery with melted snow and rain. 

The other death was that of Myron Shaw, 22, of Beloit. Shaw lost his life when the automobile in which he was riding sideswiped a coal truck travelling in an opposite direction on highway 13 near Beloit.

One Critically Hurt

Injured in the accident were John Bull, Jr., 24, and James Jackalone, 23, both of Beloit and passengers in the Shaw automobile, which caromed off the truck and overturned in a ditch. Bull was in a critical condition with fractures of the skull and jaw.

Grace Mach, 15, of Two Rivers, was critically injured when struck by an automobile while walking along a highway with a companion, Joyce Jacquart, also 15. The Jackquart girl jumped out of the way of the auto.

La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1941 April 8, Tuesda, page 14


Tomah, Wis. (Special) Company K, 6th Battalion of the Wisconsin State Guard, commanded by Capt. A. H. Wilson, was mustered into state service Monday night by Col. Scott A. Cairy of the Wisconsin adjutant general's staff.

Tomah has the honor of being the smallest city in the state to raise a unit in the state guard. This is the second to be mustered into service. The Tomah unit is now recruited to its full strength of 60 men. The following men were present to answer toll call at the time of mustering:

Captain Adelbert H. Wilson, first Lieutenant Arnold G. Schueler, Second Lieutenants La Vern R. Bigelow and Martin A. Noth, Privates James F. Abbott, Ishmael B. Bell, Chester M. Bjornstad, Lawrence M. Burnstad, Edward J. Burroughs, Kenneth V. Burroughs, Frank C. Champlin, william J. Daily, Harold H. Ebert, Arther A. Erdman, Charles W. Fett, William A. Gasper, Harry L. Gilner, Francis M. Graham.

Julius gums, Frank Habel, Lorenz R. C. Hackbarth, John S. Hanson, Oscar R. Heser, La Vern D. Hill, Arthur L. Jerdee, Gordon J. Jerdee, Andrew H. Kast, Max A Maly, Fred A. Melster, Charley McNulty, Scott M. Mokey, John A. Neinas, Fred A. Nicke, Ovid L. Oakes, Frank J. Popenfus, Kenneth L. Prielipp, Glenn Quackenbush, Henry C. Rattunde, Clarence R. Rezin, John D. Rezin, Charles J. Rieber, Robert B. Roberts, Edward E. Rohde, helmer J. Ronning, Ingolf Rutlin, Edwin A. Schendel, Jesse L. Schultz.

Wilbur D. Shaffer, Arnold Q. Smart, Victor A. Solberg, Arthur W. Sommerfield, Levi W. Swift, Erwin K. Vroman, Herman L. Weeden, George W. Williams, Earl Wilson, Henry C. Witt, Roy Wolcovsky, Earl R. Woodliff and Vernon F. Ziebell.

The following men are also members of the unit: Sylvester Z. Heilman, La Vern M. Hendrickson, Onello M. Ramsey and Harold P. West.

La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1938 November 9, Wednesday, page 16
Black River Falls, Wis. --- Gerald Covey, 39, passed away at his home in Menomonie Monday night. He is survived by his wife, one son, James; his father, Fred Covey, Black River Falls; one brother, Robert, and one sister, Mrs. Vera Jay. Mr. Covey had been educational advisor in the Minoqua CCC camp for the past five years. He is a graduate of Black River Falls high school and of Stout Institute Menomonie. funeral services will be held in Menomonie Thursday.

The La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1947 December 24, Wednesday Evening page 16
17 Children Still Living; Has 11 Sons
SPARTA, Wis. (Special) - Mrs. William Stelter returned to her home in Sparta from the hospital here Wednesday in time to join her family for Christmas eve, bringing home her 19th baby. The child was born prematurely Saturday night and weighed five pounds and has been named Bruce. Mr. and Mrs. Stelter have 17 living children. Margaret died at the age of nine months and a daughter, Darlene, died shortly after birth. Of the 17 children, four are married and the Stelters have eight grandsons and two grand-daughters. The children are William, Jr., 17, La Crosse; Lorraine, 26, who is Mrs. Bill Nevins of Cashton; Betty Jane, 24, who is Mrs. James Malphy also of Cashton; Robert 22, Sparta; Mrs. Rome (Violet) Revels, 21. Cashton, Vivian, 20, La Crosse; Donald, 18; Mary Lou, 16; Duanne, 15; Alton Lee, 13; La Verne, 11; James, eight; Eugene, seven; Joan, six; Lester, three; Dale, 10 months; and Bruce. Of the family of 11 boys, two were in service during World war II. "I think I ought to have a pension for having 11 sons for my country," Mrs. Stelter humorously commented. Stelter operates an oil station on East Avenue and also deals in second hand cars. "It takes a lot of managing to feed that many mouths in view of the rising living costs but we manage," the mother said. Mrs. Stelter was married at the age of 15 and is now 42. All of Mrs. Stelter's children were born at home with the exception of the first three and Bruce.

Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wisconsin
1950 July 7, Friday, page 10 Section 1
Sparta --- funeral services for Mrs. William Stelter, 45, Sparta, mother of 19 children, who died Tuesday in a Sparta hospital after a brief illness, will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Lanham funeral home. The Rev. Arthur Berg will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery. Two of the Stelter's children died in infancy. Their youngest child was born Dec. 20, 1947. Mrs. Stelter, the former Marvell Hoffert, was born in Racine. She was married at the age of 14. The Stelters lived in Racine, Milwaukee, and Wisconsin Rapids before moving to Sparta 20 years ago. Survivors include her husband; 11 sons, William and Robert, La Crosse; Donald, Westby, and Dwayne, Alton, Lavern, James, Eugene, Lester, Dale and Bruce, at home; six daughters, Mrs. Lorraine Nevins, Ontario; Mrs. Betty Malthy, Rockton, Mrs. Violet Revels, and Mrs. Vivian Hoard, Sparta, Mrs. Mary Lou Fitzgerald, La Crosse, and Loane, at home, a brother, Albert Hoffert, Milwaukee, and 15 grandchildren.

Oconomowoc Democrat
1891 August 4, page 3
Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Kinne have received two beautiful presents from their son Charles, who is now with his wife stopping at the San Felipe hotel, Albuquerque, N. M. Mr. Kinne's is a hand carved claeiscle wood cane, the upper end being the word Mexico and the Mexican coat of arms and extending downward to the open jaws of an alligator, which is twined about the stick to the bottom. Mrs. Kinne's is a native silver filigree broach, one of the handsomest and most delicate pieces of Mexican silver work we have seen. On the bar rests a butterfly with extended wings, and the whole work is natural to life. both pieces were made by the natives, who show remarkable skill both in wood-carving and metal working.

The La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1 Dec 1914
Michael Donovan Called After Three Months' Illness; Was Born in Ireland
Tomah, Wis., Dec. 1 (Special) Michael Donovan, an old resident of this city, passed away on the morning of November 28. Mr. Donovan had enjoyed the best of health until about three months ago. He was born in County Cork, Ireland, about six miles from the village of Klonikilty, August 11, 1845. He came to this country when a young man and was employed as section foreman for hte C. M. & St. P. Ry. Co., for a number of years. Later he entered into business in this city. He was married in 1874 to Catherine Linehan, five children being born to them --- Mrs. Frank Scheneker, M. J., Mary, Joanna, and T. E. Donovan, all of Tomah. He also leaves to mourn his loss two brothers, John and Stephen Donovan, also of Tomah. Services were held from St. Mary's Catholic church Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. Rev. Father Wurst officiated.

The La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, Wisconsin 
1934 March 17
Tomah News
Funeral services were conducted from St. Mary's Catholic church at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning for Maurice Daniel Linehan, who died at his home March 10, after a week's illness of pneumonia and complications. He was born in the Town of Tomah, Feb. 4, 1904. He received his education in the rural school in Reels Valley and spent all his early life on the home farm. In 1927 he joined the Navy and as sent to the Great Lakes Training camp, being later transferred to San Francisco and was stationed on the S. S. Maryland. He leaves five sisters: Mrs. E. G. Moran, South Send Wash.; Mrs. L. N. Sargent, Mukwanago; Mrs. Roeber and Mrs. Vern Eckelberg of Tomah, and Miss Alice Linehan of Ontario, and one brother, John J. Linehan. Interment was made in St. Mary's cemetery.

La Crosse Tribune and Leader Press, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1941 September 5, page 7
Olaf Christianson, 68, Had Been Struck By Car At Celebration
Strum. Wis. (Special) Olaf Christianson, 68 of Strum, struck by a car Sunday night while following a crowd to view Labor day fireworks from across the lake here, died yesterday. Christianson was walking along the road when he stepped in the path of an automobile driven by Robert Bloss, 17, of Mondovi. He was knocked to the road and taken to the hospital unconscious. Bloss was absolved of blame. Christianson is survived by three sons, Roy and Harvey of Arcadia, Joseph of Eau Claire; and two daughters, Mrs. Theodore Eide of Strum and Berdella of Pigeon Falls. His wife died two years ago.

The La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1948 October 28, Thursday, page 15
Tomah, Wis. (Special) The Rev. John Brudermans received the nuptial vows exchanged between helen Louise Secky and Michael Linehan Oct. 23, the morning mass at 9:30 at St. Mary's Catholic church read at an alter set in white with asters and pompons. The adult choir sang. In the couple's attending party of five were Marian Rose and Shirley Secky as their sister's maid of honor and bridesmaid, La Verne Smeider as best man for his cousin, Robert Secky and Thomas Linehan, brother and cousin, as ushers. The bride, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rudy F. Secky, 1107 Superior avenue, wore her white satin and Chantilly lace gown court-trained. She had a crown of net on her fingertip veil and the carnations she carried were red and white. Wearing taffeta, her attendants had gowns of green and yellow matched in French net hats and carried yellow carnations and white pompons. Out of town guests, among 60 entertained at dinner at the Secky home, were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Tegeder, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Peters, Steven Secky, Mr. Mrs. George Kolbe, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Shuda, Miss Beverly Hulett, Henry Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Secky, Mr. and Mrs. John Wheeler, Mr. and Mrs. Les Hauser, Robert and Shirley Secky, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Ott, La Crosse; Mr. and Mrs. John Richette, Richland Center. A reception was given 250 and a shower and dance were held at the Tomah Armory for 300. Mr. and Mrs. Linehan are to reside on a farm near Tomah Nov. 1 after a Chicago and Milwaukee honeymoon, the bridegroom a dairy farmer. Giving prenuptial showers for the bride were Mmarian Secky, Evelyn Secky, Mrs. Pauline Tegeder and Mrs. Kenneth Heihl.

Racine Journal-Times, Racine, Wisconsin
1955 October 31, Monday, page 13
Merritt Green, about 56, Kirby, was killed Friday night when struck by a car as he walked across U. S. 12 some 10 miles north of Tomah.

La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1918 October 15, page 5, Local Page

Miss Katherine Linehan Contracts Disease While Attending Sick; Dies in Camp
State Guard Company Escorts Body to Resting Place

Tomah, Wis., Oct. 15 (Special) The first woman from Monroe county to make the supreme sacrifice in the present war, giving her life in the service of her country, was Miss Katherine Linehan, army nurse.

She died on Tuesday, October 8 at Camp Zachery Taylor, Louisville, KY., and as buried Monday, october 14th from St. Mary's Catholic church in this city. The cause of death was pneumonia, which developed from Spanish influenza.

Miss Linehan, aged 29 years, was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Linehan and had been a nurse in this city and vicinity for ten years as an army nurse. Miss Linehan was assigned to Camp Taylor and went the first of August to that point.

When Spanish influenza broke out at Camp Taylor, the cantonment had comparatively few nurses, many having been sent overseas. Miss Linehan with others was untiring in her efforts to serve the stricken soldiers. She came down with the disease about two weeks ago and was recovering, but went back to her heroic duties before sufficiently strong. She had a relapse, pneumonia set in and this brave nurse gave up her life.

Her mother, Mrs. John Linehan and sister, Mrs. T. P. Donovan, were with her when she died. The body was brought to Tomah for burial.

Clad in her simple nurse's uniform the symbol of her life, Katherine Linehan was buried with military honors on Monday, October 14. The entire countryside and city did her honor by attending the final services. All business houses were closed during the hour of the funeral. The casket was draped with the flag of the country in whose service this honored and beloved nurse gave her life.

Acting pall bearers were Dr. A. R. Beil, Mr. Joseph Kress, Mark Reardon, Will Morau, Steve Donovan and Earl Sullivan. Company K, Tenth regiment, Wisconsin State Guard, acted as an escort to the body which was interred in St. Mary's Catholic cemetery. Rev. Louis Wurst officiating at the final services.

Miss Katherine Linehan is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Linehan and five sisters, Mrs. T. P. Donovan, Misses Agnes, Gertrude, Leone and Rozella Linehan.

La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1913 October 29, page 7
Local and Personal
Lou Kenyon of Purdy Valley sold his farm to William Hezer.

Capital Times, Madison, Wisconsin
1950 July 22, page 6
St. Paul Lutheran church, Tomah, was the scene of the wedding on July 8 of Miss Lola Jean Conant, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Conant of that city, and Franklin C. Robb, so of Mrs. Milo Robb, Blanchardville. The Rev. Mr. Dahlke read the 2:30 p.m. service. The bride wore a white street-length dress and a veil gathered with red carnations. She had red and white carnations in her corsage. Attending the couple were the bride's brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Sommerfield. The matron of honor chose a yellow street-length dress and matching veil. Her corsage was of pink carnations. The couple will reside in Necedah where the bridegroom is employed as a station agent for the North Western Railroad Co.

Janesville Daily Gazette, Janesville, Wisconsin
1951 August 14, page 11
Mrs. Roy J. Wright
Beloit --- Funeral services were held here this afternoon for Mrs. Inez Snippen Wright, wife of Roy J. Wright, who died in her home here Sunday, She was born Jan. 24, 1902 in Warren, Wis., and was married to Mr. Wright, Oct. 20, 1919, in Rockford. Surviving are a brother, Harry Snippen, Darien, two other brothers, her husband, three daughters, a son, seven grandchildren and two sisters.

Capital Times, Madison, Wisconsin
1967 October 5, Thursday, page 30
Warren --- Herbert Gross, 86, Warren, Lincoln Township chairman for 30 years and a former mill operator here, died Monday in a Tomah hospital. He operated a feed mill at Warren from 1917 to his retirement in 1959. He was on the Monroe county Selective Service Board for 25 years and also served on the Monroe County Board for many years. Surviving in Madison is a sister, Mrs. Selma McGilvra, 906 E. Gorham st. Also surviving are his wife, Minnie; two daughters, Mrs. Elzens Barnes, Mountain Top, Pa.; Mrs. Agnes Conant, Warren; a son Murray Gillette, Warren; two brothers, Erwin Gross, Mt. Vernon, Ia.; and Waldo, Chisholm, Minn.; and six grandchildren and five great-grand children. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today in the Warren Baptist Church. Friends may call until noon today at the White Funeral Home in Tomah and then at the church until the time of the funeral.

Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wisconsin
1970 October 16, page 56
Beloit --- Harry K. Snippen, 66, Clinton, died Thursday (Oct. 15, 1970) in a Beloit hospital after a long illness. He was a retired employe of the Yates-American Machine Co. Surviving are his wife, Doris; a daughter, Mrs. Wallace Conley, Beloit; three sons, Ricky, at home; Donald, Beloit; and Gerald, Indianapolis, Ind.; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Hill, Beloit; and Mrs. Betty Pratt, McAllen, Tex.; two brothers, William, Tomah; and Robert, Sheboygan Falls; and four grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. in the Schoenfield Funeral Home, Clinton, where friends may call after 7 tonight.

Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wisconsin
1972 December 1, page 65
Tomah --- Murray Gillete, 50, died Thursday (Nov. 30, 1972) in a hospital after an illness. He was born in Warrens and was employed at the Camp McCoy Army Base. Mr. Gillete was marriied to LaVerne Dodsworth on March. 8, 1942, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Tomah. Surviving are his wife; a son, Clinton, La Crosse; three daughters, Mrs. Howard Griffin, Tomah; Mrs. Maureen Waltemath, Camp Douglas; and Cindy, at home; two stepsisters, Mrs. Elzema Barnes, Mt. Top, Pa.; and Mrs. Agnes Conant, Milton. The funeral will be a 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Warrens Baptist Church. Friends may call at the White Funeral Home today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Capital Times, Madison, Wisconsin
1972 September 20, page 80
Tomah Man, 55, Killed by Bees
Tomah --- William Snippen, 55, Tomah, died Tuesday after being attacked by a swarm of bees. Hospital authorities said he apparently was allergic to bee stings. Snippen and Ervin Mittlestaedt of Tomah were attacked when one of them inadvertently stepped on a bee nest while they were repairing damaged utility lines near Millston, Jackson County. Mittlestaedt was treated at the Tomah hospital and was discharged.

Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wisconsin
1973 January 2, Tuesday, page 43
Sparta --- Rex L. Snippen, 68, died Sunday (Dec. 31, 1972) in a hospital after a long illness. He was a caseworker for the Monroe County Public Welfare Dept. for 32 years until retiring in 1966. He was born in Warrens and married LaVerne Perry in 1933. Mr. Snippens was a member of the United Methodist Church, the Warrens Rod and Gun Club, and the Tri-State Trapshooting Assn. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. M. S. Birth, Rockford, Ill.; and a sister, Mrs. Frida Aller, Tomah. the funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the church. Friends may call after 3 p.m. today at the Robert Page Funeral Home and Wednesday at the church after 1 p.m.

Earl Hilliker Dies Suddenly
Friday, November 29, 1940
Earl Everett Hilliker was born on Sept. 5, 1891, at Tunnel city and passed away on Friday, Nov. 29, at St. Mary's hospital at Green Bay after a brief illness. Earl grew to manhood at Tunnel City and resided in this vicinity for a number of years. On June 21, 1913, he was united in marriage with Miss Jessie Woodard of Odessa, Minn. To this union two daughters were born, Geneva (Mrs. Easton Spaulding), Los Angeles, Calif., and Leoda (Mrs. Edward Wagner), Madison. for the past several years he has resided at Bowler, Wis., where he was employed as a state forest ranger. Surviving are his widow and two daughters; his father Gilbert Hilliker, Tunnel city; two sisters Mrs. Blanche Fleming, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Norma Pederson, Seattle, Wash.; three brothers, Vern, Black River Falls, Hugh, Sparta, and Beldon, Deerfield, Ill., besides a wide circle of warm friends. Funeral services were held from White's Funeral Home here on Monday afternoon, Dec @, the Rev. Dr. A. E. Frederick of Sparta officiating. Interment was in the Greenfield cemetery.

Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wisconsin
1989 May 21, Page 94
(picture of the couple)
Stoughton --- Gerald and Beatrice Heser met at what is now the Wisconsin School for the Deaf in Delavan. Heser and the former Beatrice Sorenson married Feb. 11, 1939, in Dubuque, Iowa. The hesers celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise reception from 1 to 6 pm. May 20 in Pride of America Campground, Portage. The event was hosted by Donna sorenson, and Frank and Marian VanderWegen. Heser is a retired linotype operator for Madison Newspapers, and Mrs. Heser is a homemaker.

The Weekly Telegram, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
1905 April 11, Tuesday, page 2
News From Neighbors
Julius Sontag has sold his home in this city to William Sontag and will soon remove to St. Paul.

La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1920 October 24, page 5
The marriage of Miss Elda Marten of Sunny Ridge and George Pergande of Tomah, was solemnized at the Ridgeville Lutheran church Wednesday evening. Rev. L. Baganz read the marriage ceremony lines. Following the ceremony a reception was given at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. August Pergande.

The La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press
1921 November 13, page 9

DeVere Rowan, Besides Doing Regular Commercial Work, Asks Extra Study

Tomah, Wis. --- A ten-year-old student is the claim of the freshman class of Tomah high school, a student who is not satisfied with the doing the year's work in the commercial course, but who has asked Principal W. W. Bush for the almost unheard of privilege of adding an extra study to his list.

"I am not as busy as a freshman should be." asserted this lad, "so I guess I will take manual training, it I may."

"Why manual training?" asked the astonished head of the Tomah schools.

"Oh, some day I shall wish to make something, and I would like to know how to do it well." replied the lad.

De Vere Rowan was born on March 17, St. Patrick's Day, 1911 at Lone Wolf, Oklahoma. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Rowan were farmers, and the lad stayed at home until the astonishing age of five years, when he entered the fourth grade of the schools of Lone Wolf.

Probably the most powerful factor in the boy's education has not as yet been noted --- his splendid mother, Mrs. Agnes Rowan, who came back to her girlhood home in Monroe county, on the death of her husband in 1917 and has since that time been a rural school teacher. Also home teacher --- a teacher every hour of the day.

In May, 1921, De Vere Rowan, aged ten, took the county examination for a common school diploma, and obtained his diploma entitleing him to enter any high school in Wisconsin without further examinations. Part of the lad's time has been spent on his two grand fathers' farms one near Tunnel city the other at Trent Falls on the La Crosse river. When asked if he intended becoming a farmer, De Vere said, "No, indeed, I am going to be a business man, that is why I am taking the commercial course in high school."

Joplin Globe, Joplin, Missouri
1932 April 30, page 12
Madison, Wis., April 26 -- (AP) -- If DeVere Rowan, just 21, had been born a few years earlier he might be helping the federal government now with its tax troubles. Rowan, youngest graduate student i the University of Wisconsin, has been performing prodigious feats of learning since he was five years old -- at which time he entered the fourth grade of public school. Now he's specializing in economics with a career as a tax expert in view. After starting in school at Lone Wolf, Okla., Rowan removed, with his mother, to Wisconsin. Young Rowan worked fourteen months in a real estate office in Longview, Wash., between graduation from high school --- at 14 --- and matriculation in the university here.

The La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press
Tribune News for and about Women
1941 October 23, Thursday Evening, page 8

Indianapolis girl, Tunnel City Man Marry In November

Mr. and Mrs. William Frost, Indianapolis, Ind., announce the emgagement of their daughter Louise Kathryn to DeVere William Rowan, son of Mrs. Agnes Rowan, Tunnel City, Wis. The wedding takes place Thursday afternoon, Nov. 2, at three at the North Methodist church in Tunnel City. Miss Frost attended Purdue university and is a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. Mr. Rowan was graduated from the University of Wisconsin and later was connected with the Emmert Tax and Accounting service in La Crosse.

The La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1949 July 15, page 7
Marlene Ludeking Tomah Bride
Tomah, Wis. -- (Special) -0- Marlene Janiece Ludeking and Kermit W. Helmke were Tomah and Wilton bride and Bridegroom at St. John's Lutheran church July 10, when the Rev. C. E. Berg united them in 2:30 vows. Daughter and son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ludeking, Kilbourn avenue, and Mr. and Mrs. Christ Helmke and Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Rogge, Henrietta and Robert Rogge as attendants, the bridal party completed by Sandra and Dianne Ludeking, flower girls. Pink and white flowers were used on the alter Organist was Mrs. Reuben Roscovius and vocalist was Phyllis Kortbein. Wearing white brocaded slipper satin, long-trained, the bride had a wreath of white roses and carried like flowers in her bouquet. Pink and yellow taffeta gowns of her attendatns were matched in their faille headdress and their flowers were in colonial bouquets. The flower girls, in blue, had matched blue bows in their hari and also carried colonial bouquets. Thirty-five dinner and reception guests at the Forrest Rogge home included Messrs, and Mmes, Otto Albrecht, Wayne Welch, Arnold Burkhalter, Steve Salaja, Donald Welch, Orlin Martin, George Pergande, Norbert Marten and harold Wendland and their families. Messrs. and Mmes. Rein Albrecht, Clayton Hansen, Bruce Brandenburg, Fred Ludeking, Elmer Sonnenburg, Lloyd Pergande, Carl Giesler and Eber Lamb, Mmes. August Marten, Bertha Butterfuss and Pauline Mee, Phillip Ludeking and Benny Mee. Mr. Helmke is in the USAAF.

Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
1945 November 30, Friday, page 10
Marinette -- (AP) -- Knud Nelson, 79, of Menominee, Mich., died yesterday of injuries received last Friday when he was struck by an automobile.

Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
1945 November 30, Friday, page 10


Oshkosh -- (AP) -- Milton Edward Benzick, 28, Menasha optometrist, was killed last night when he was struck by an automobile apparently while changing a tire chain on U.S. Highway 41 six miles south of Neenah. Winnebago County Sheriff Clarence Smith and County Traffic officer Victor Jordan reported that a 14-year-old youth, questioned in connection with the accident, told them that his car struck what he believed to be a trailer parked on the road. Smith said the youth drove home and returned to the scene with his mother. The body of Benzick was found by Clarence J. Simon, Appleton truck driver. Smith, after conferring with Dist. Atty. Rudyard T. Keefe and Dr. G. A. Steele, county coroner, said the youth was being held for juvenile authorities.

La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1912 July 25, page 6


Mrs. Minnie W. Gerke, of Tomah, died of cancer at one of the local hospitals at 10 o'clock this morning after an illness of six weeks' duration. Mrs. Gerke was 63 years old and was the wife of August Gerke. She had been in the city at one of the local hospitals for the last six weeks. Surviving her are her husband and six children. The body will be sent to Tomah this evening and the funeral will be held from the home oat Ridgeville, near Tomah, Monday.

La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1915 April 26, page 2


Tomah, Wis., April 26 --- (Special) --- The marriage of Miss Amelia Kuthlow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kuthlow of this city, to Arthur Von Haden, of the Town of Willington, Wis., was celebrated yesterday afternoon at the Lutheran church. Rev. Glaeser officiating. Elsie Kuthlow, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid and Louis Hoelt was groomsman. The bride's gown was of cream crepe de chine daintily trimmed with peal beads and lace. She wore a wreath and veil and carried a shower bouquet of bride's roses and lilies of the valley. The bridesmaid wore pale blue crepe du chine and carried pink and white carnations. After the ceremony a wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride. Mr. and Mrs. Von Haden will be at home after May 2nd at Wellington. 

Madison Capital Times, Madison, Wisconsin
1923 November 20, page 2


Sparta --- Washing the cuss words out of a bad boy's mouth with soap and water does not constitute assault and battery. A jury in justice court here so ruled when Miss Genevieve Gabower, teacher of the Council Creek school, arrested on this charge, insisted on a trial. Cheers from the crowded court room greeted the verdict. Many of the spectators at the trial were Miss Gabower's pupils. Ignoring the stern commands for order from the justice, many of the pupils rushed to Miss Gabower at her acquittal and throwing their arms about her neck, kissed her. The arrest of the teacher followed her second administration of the old-fashioned remedy for swearing to Cyril Gerke, 5. August Gerke, the father, protested. Cyril continued to swear and more soap and water was administered to his mouth, whereupon August Gerke swore out a warrant charging assault and battery.

Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wisconsin
1943 December 9, page 22


In the matter of the escheated estate of PHOEBE E. MARKLEY, deceased. Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 14/42 (15) of the Wisconsin Statues to all parties interested that on November 8, 1943, there was paid into the state treasury by Florence Devine, administratrix of said estate, through her attorneys, Arnold, Caskey & Robson, of Beloit, Wisconsin, the sum of Twenty One and no/100 ($21.00) Dollars;
That the said Pheobe E. Markley died intestate on the 14th day of July, 1922, at the City of Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin, survived by heirs and beneficiaries;
That the distributive shares of the heirs, Milford Markley and Linley Morrison, in the sum of $15.00 and $6.00, respectively, having remained unclaimed for a period of 120 days since entry of final judgement, the sum of Twenty One and no/100 ($21.00) dollars representing the distributive shares of said heirs was paid to the treasurer of the State of Wisconsin, as provided by Section 318.03 (2) Wis. Statutes, as amended by Ch. 446, Laws of 1943;
And that the sum of Twenty One and no/100 ($21.00) dollars will be paid to said heirs without interest, on proof of ownership if applied for within seven years from the date of publication of this notice.
Dated at the Capitol at Madison, Wisconsin this 6th day of December, 1943.
John M. Smith, State Treasurer
Pub. W.S.J., Nov. 9, 1943

Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wisconsin
1933, January 15, page 8

Federal Court Sentenced Saturday January 14
Milford L. Markley, no address, three years for driving stolen car from Chicago to Beloit. Markley reversed a plea of not guilty after admitting he took a Buick coupe and drive it to Wisconsin. 

Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wisconsin
1939 March 8, page 19

Markley, Beloit, Held for Forgery on WPA Pay Check
Milford L. Markley, Beloit, charged with forging an endorsement to a $25 Works Progress Administration pay check, waived preliminary hearing Monday when arraigned before U. S. Commissioner J. J. McManamy. Bond was fixed at $500 and Markley remanded to custody upon default of payment until action of the federal grand jury.

Ironwood Daily Globe, Ironwood, Michigan
1939 September 11, Monday, page 2

Superior, Wis., Sept 11 --- (AP) --- Federal Judge Patrick T. Stone today fined Milford L. Markley, 35, of Beloit, $1 and ordered him into the custody of the marshal for one day after Markley admitted forging a $24 WPA check of a fellow roomer.

Racine Journal-Times, Racine, Wisconsin 
1944 October 24, Afternoon, page 9
(photo of Mrs. John Olson)

Through a candlelit aisle in Christ Congregational church Ella Hardt walked in the green-decked alter to pronounce her marriage vows with Sgt. John William Olson, Tomah, Wis., before Rev. Flaig on Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m. 

Henry Hardt, 237 Lafayette avenue, gave his daughter in marriage before 150 guests. The bride was dressed in white slipper satin in princess style with a long train. Her veil of fingertip length had its crown of hearts desinged with seed pearls. Her bouquet was made up of red roses, blue carnations and white mums.

Marilyn Neitzel, as maid of honor, wore a lilace-colored gown with satin bodice and chiffon skirt, and carried orchids and white mums. The four bridesmaids were Mmes. John Kramer, Ed Lockhardt, Carl Schult and Herb Sampson, dressed in yellow, green, green, and yellow, respectively. Each dress was in the style of the gown worn by the maid of honor. Their flowers were made up into bouquets of yellow and rust. Each wore yellow mums in her hair.

As best man was Harry Getzlaff, Milwaukee. Other attendants were John Kramer, Ed Lockhardt, Carl Schult, and Herb Sampson. Ushers were Miss Marie Kramer and Miss Dorothy Kramer.

Preceeding the wedding march a 15 minute organ recital was presented by Mr. Peterson with two solos by A. Jensen. The couple greeted their friends and relatives at Sokol hall following the ceremony before leaving on a two weeks' trip to Hot Springs, Ark.

Sgt. Olson was overseas for 31 months in the southwest Pacific area where he took part in three campaigns. He has received the presidential citation. He is the son of Mrs. Sadie Day, Route 2, Tomah, Wis. Out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ackermann, Chicago; Corp. Adam Hardt, Camp Reynolds, Pa.

La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1946 August 13

Sparta, Wis. (Special) The marriage of Audrey L. McNutt, Sparta, and Bernard A. Lobenstein, Adams, Wis., was solemnized at St. Patrick's Catholic church Saturday morning at nine o'clock mass by the Very Rev. Hugh Deeney. Gowned in white lace and nylon, the bride had a fingertip veil gathered to orangeblossoms and carried red roses. Mrs. Lyle Hilliker, bridal matron in blue lace and net, carried her flowers in a colonial bouquet. Lawrence Lobenstein was best man, Charles Taylor ushered. Forty-five dinner guests in the parlors of St. Joseph's church, Adams, included Mr. and Mrs. Frank McNutt, parents of the bride, Erna and La Von McNutt, Warrens; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Gray, Virgil McNutt, Nekoosa; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lobenstein, parents of the bridegroom, Lawrence and Muriel Lobenstein, Friendship; Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Hilliker, sons Dewey and Jerry, Charles Taylor, Sparta; Irwin Millistend, Wilton; Mr. and Mrs. John Niederer, Miss Jessie Niederer, Mr. and Mrs. James Cook, St. Paul; Mrs. Donald Kuhnske, Arkdale; Joseph Lobenstein, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lobenstein, Mauston; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Lobenstein and son James, Necedah; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lobenstein and daughter Sandra, Mauston; Mmes. John Lobenstein, Louis Lobenstein and Harold Lobenstine, Adams; Miss Catherine O'Connor, Bayley; Mr. and Mrs. Nello Felton, Tomah; Mr. and Mrs. William Jorgensen, Robert and Donna Jorgensen, Adams. On returning from Northern Wisconsin the couple is to be at home Aug. 17 at Adams where the bridegroom is a railroad fireman. Mrs. Lyle Hilliker gave a prenuptial shower.

Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wisconsin
1972 February 11, page 2 section 4
Tomah - Arthur E. Day 80, died Wednesday (Feb. 9, 1972) in a Tomah hospital after a brief illness. He was a lifelong area resident. Surviving is his wife, Esther. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the White Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home.

Wisconsin State Journal
1975 September 28, Sunday
Section 5, page 13
Tomah - Miss Diane Selz and Jeff Falkner were married Saturdau in St. Mary's Catholic Church. Their parents are Mr. and Mrs. Leo Selz, Rt. 4, Tomah, and Mr. and Mrs. Creighton Falkner, 4802 Rothman Pl., Monona. The newlywoods will lve at 1118 Ann St., Madison. He is employed at Blied Printers and Stationers, and she, at Associated Milk Producers, Inc. both in Madison.

La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1913 September 19, page 16
While Alvin Rosenow and Alva Schultz were hunting on the ridge, near the farm of John Graham on Sunday afternoon, the latter fired into the brush and accidentally shot Alvin Rosenow, nearly the entire charge lodging in his neck and shoulder. The injured boy was hurried to the Tomah hospital in an auto where his wounds were dressed and the latest reports are quite favorable. Unless complications set in he will recover.

The La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1915 November 24, page 10
A large wedding uniting two prominent Ridgeville families will be an event of Thanksgiving day. Miss Lizzie Rosenow and Otto Wagner are to be married at St. Paul's Lutheran church by Rev. Glaesar at 2 o'clock. The bride's sister, Miss Bertha Rose now, is to be maid of honor, and a cousin, Miss Elsie Hyer, the bridesmaid. Mr. Frank Wagner, the groom's brother, and Mr. Henry Staunkey will also stand up with the young couple. The bride's gown is of white crepe de chine and lace and she will carry a shower bouquet of bride's roses. Miss Bertha Rose now's gown is of yellow crepe de chine and that of Miss Hyer of green. Immediately after the ceremony a large wedding dinner will be served to the many relatives and friends at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rosenow, town of Adrian. The young couple are to go to housekeeping on Mr. Wagner's farm in the town of Adrian.

The La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1917 March 22, page 5
Miss Mabel Rosenow and Herbert Banhardt Wed at German Edifice
Tomah, Wis. --- (special) --- Miss Mable Rosenow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Rosenow of Adrian, and Herbert Banhardt of Coles Valley were married at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the German Lutheran church here. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Mattie Rosenow, and the groom's sister, Miss Martha Banhardt. Mr. Alvin Banhardt and Mr. Rosenow attended the groom. (mis-spelling of groom's surname - Bernhardt)

The La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1924 October 6, page 2

Ceremony Takes Place at St. Paul's Lutheran Church
September 24

Tomah, Wis. --- The marriage of Amelia M., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Rosenow, and Mr. Julius Steinke, both of this city was celebrated at St. Paul's Lutheran church on Wednesday, September 24.

The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Ella Rosenow. Mr. Edward Steinke, brother of the groom, acted as best man. Rev. J. G. Glaeser read the marriage lines in the presence of intimate friends and the families of the bridal pair. A wedding supper was served the bridal party after the ceremony at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rosenow. Mr. and Mrs. Steinke will reside in this city where the groom is employed.

Clark County (Neillsville, Wisconsin) Press - (1/14/1960)

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon from the Gilbertson Funeral Home in Granton for Russell A. Renne, 83, who died Saturday in a Kenosha hospital following a stroke. The Rev. Frederick Giles of the Bible Center in Marshfield officiated, and burial was made in the Nasonville Cemetery. Mr. Renne was born May 1, 1876, in Nasonville, and was the son of the late Martin and Margaret (Cattanach) Renne. He was reared in the Nasonville community and on October 19, 1898, he was married to the former Caroline Mason. The couple observed their golden wedding anniversary in 1948 while residing in Chili, where they moved after leaving Nasonville.
Following the death of his wife in 1953 Mr. Renne made his home with a son, Everett, in Kenosha. He is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Oscar (Beatrice) Bartsch, Chili; and Mrs. A. G. (Reva) Haebig, Kenosha; and son, Everett, of Kenosha. Two brothers, Carl Renne, Neillsville, and Angus Renne, Port Edwards, also survive; as do nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and a half-brother, Orrin Clark of Wisconsin Rapids. The Rev. and Mrs. Giles sang two hymns, "Heaven is My Home" and "Going down the Valley One by One." Pallbearers were: Don Bersell, Forest Voight, William Happe, Elmer Steffen, John Boushon and George Selk. Flowers were carried by Anna Montag, Mrs. Don Bersell and Mrs. Emma Eide.

Wisconsin Rapids (Wisconsin) Daily Tribune - June 18, 1926

Services will be held at Nasonville Saturday for William G. Nason, pioneer settler in the northwestern part of Wood county and father of Miss Callie Nason and Burt Nason of this city, who died Wednesday night at the home of his son, Warren Nason, at Nasonville. Mr. Nason, who came to the town of Lincoln before the first house was built on the present site of the city of Marshfield, was 92 years of age. He had been a resident of Wood County for 72 years.
The funeral will be held at the Warren Nason home at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning, with burial in the Nasonville cemetery.
Besides his son and daughter here, and the son with whom he lived at Nasonville, Mr. Nason is survived by two sons living in the west, Rolla, Lewiston, Ida., and Edward, Seattle, Wash. There are also seventeen living grandchildren.
Born at Portland, Me., January 23, 1834, Mr. Nason came to Wisconsin in 1854 and at first engaged in logging with his brother, S. L. Nason, now dead, on the Yellow river and the east branch of the Black river. He finally settled at Nasonville which was named in his honor.
At one time he carried mail between Nasonville and Neillsville, Wis. In 1865 at Windfall, now known as Granton, Clark county, Mr. Nason married Harriet Renne, who died five years ago. 

The Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
1956 April 11
Vinton G. Nason, 81, last survivor of the sons and daughter of Solomon L. Nason, founder of Nasonville, died Tuesday night in a Chicago nursing home. Funeral services will be held at I p.m. Friday in the Griebenow Funeral Home at Owen and burial will take place in the Owen Cemetery beside the grave of his wife who died Sept. 26, 1948. Born March 24, 1875, In the town of Lincoln, Mr. Nason was the youngest of the five children of Solomon and Melissa Renne Nason, whose home was for many years the center of hospitality in the community founded late in the summer of 1856.
Completing his formal schooling at an early age, Mr. Nason became his father's chief assistant in the agricultural phase of the latter's activities and acquired ownership of 100 acres in Section 5, Rock township, where the first house in North Wood County, built by his father, remained as a landmark for many years. Mr. Nason is survived by six children, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
1956 August 24, Friday, Page 7
Marshfield --- Funeral services were held today in Bothell, Wash., for Guilford G. Nason, son of Mrs. Chelsea Nason and the late Rolla Nason, early residents of Nasonville and Marshfield. He died Aug. 21 after an attack of virus pneumonia following major surgery. Surviving are his mother, residing in Bothell; a brother, Malcolm, Seattle, and a sister, Mrs. Fola Halverson, Moscow, Idaho. His father, who died in 1944, was the son of William G. Nason, one of three brothers who were the first settlers in North Wood County.

Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
1920 September 17 Page 1
High School Boy Run Over By Automobile Yesterday Is Thought Out of Danger
Bertram Nason, son of Mr. and Mrs. Burt Nason, 223 Third avenue north, passed a restful night, according to the statement of his fahter, and they now believe that his heart is not seriously injured by the crushing impact of the automoble wheel which ran over him on Third street south yesterday noon. Mr. Nason is of the opinion that the statement in yesterday's Tribune that the lad was scuffling at the time of the accident was incorrect, stating that his information was the effect that bertram simply stepped of the curb into the street and failed to see the oncoming car. He added his belief that "go slow" signs should be so placed as to protect the school children who travel Vine street.

The Grand Rapids Tribune, Grand Rapids, Wisconsin
1902 January 11
Marshfield Times: Mrs. Phila Renne, the head of one of the best known families in Wood county, died at her home in the Nasonville district at about eleven o'clock on the evening of January 1st at the advanced age of ninety-four years. She passed away peacefully in the midst of relatives and friends. Mrs. Renne has resided in this county for over forty years and was probably the oldest resident, surviving her husband who was a prominent pioneer, by many years. She leaves the following children: Edward S. Renne of Grand Rapids, county clerk of Wood county; Charles Renne of Oregon; Hiram Renne of Spokerville, and Mrs. W. G. Nason. She was also the mother of Mrs. S. L. Nason and Martin Renne, deceased. The funeral will take place from the residence at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon.

The Grand Rapids Tribune, Grand Rapids, Wisconsin
1902 January 11
Marshfield Times: Mrs. Phila Renne, the head of one of the best known families in Wood county, died at her home in the Nasonville district at about eleven o'clock on the evening of January 1st at the advanced age of ninety-four years. She passed away peacefully in the midst of relatives and friends. Mrs. Renne has resided in this county for over forty years and was probably the oldest resident, surviving her husband who was a prominent pioneer, by many years. She leaves the following children: Edward S. Renne of Grand Rapids, county clerk of Wood county; Charles Renne of Oregon; Hiram Renne of Spokerville, and Mrs. W. G. Nason. She was also the mother of Mrs. S. L. Nason and Martin Renne, deceased. The funeral will take place from the residence at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon.

Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune
1928 October 25 Thursday, page 11
The funeral services of Mrs. Hannah Pulz, who died on October 19, in Chicago were held at the Reformed church in Neillsville at 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Edwin Vornholt officiating. Mrs. Hannah Pulz, whose maiden name was Hannah Marth, was born in Germany on June 21, 1848 and came to America in 1867. She was married to Carl Neverman, who died in 1897. In 1900 she married Henry Pulz, who died in 1917. Four children were born to the first union namely: Mrs. Ella Fash, Chicago; Mrs. Adeline Gunderson, California; Mrs. Louis Ellingson, Chicago and Max Neverman, Neillsville. Besides the four children she leaves two brothers, Frank Marth of Neillsville and Albert Marth who lives on a farm near Neillsville.

La Crosse Tribune and Leader Press, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1932 June 16, Thursday, Page 15
Tomah News

Tomah, Wis. --- (special) --- The marriage of Miss Isla Dickinson and Forest J. Kennedyd was solemnized at high noon Wednesday at the home of the bride's parents. Rev. A. E. Fredricks, Sparta, performed the ceremony. Only relatives and a few close friends were present for the ceremony.

The young couple was attended by the bride's brother and sister, Mrs. William Sullivan and Bernard Dickinson. Miss Dickinson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Dickinson and is a graduate of Tomah high school. Mr. Kennedy is one of Tomah's successful young business men.

Following the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy left on a honeymoon trip to Yellowstone park and expect to be gone a couple of weeks. They will make their home in Tomah.

La Crosse Tribune and Leader Press, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1932 June 16, Thursday, Page 15
Tomah News

Miss Norma L. Rogge became the bride of Gerhard F. Krause in a St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran church ceremony Wednesday afternoon. Miss Angelica Glaeser played several pipe organ numbers and the church choir sang. Mrs. R. E. Gondrezick sang, "Oh Promise Me."

The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Glacia Rogge who was maid of honor. Misses Bertha Thurow and Lillian Weise were bridesmaids. Misses Jeanette and Margaret Giesler, nieces of the bride, acted as flower girls.

The groom was attended by Elsworth Thurow, Forrest Rogge and Harvey Thurow. The ceremony was followed by a reception at the home of the bride's father, William Rogge. Only relatives and intimate friends of the bridal party were present for the occasion.

La Crosse Tribune and Leader Press, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1932 June 16, Thursday, Page 15
Sparta News

Sparta, Wis. --- (special) --- Ernest T. Doane, died at his home Wednesday morning. He was born November 7, 1864, the son of Timothy and Sarah Doane. The parents came to Monroe county in 1861 and settled on a farm in La Fayette township. Ernest was raised on the farm and received his education in the district sholls, later attending Sparta high school. He became associated with his brothers, Archie and Charles Doane, in farming. In 1896, he purchased a farm in bush Prairie, where the family lived until it moved to Sparta a number of years ago.

In September 1896, Mr. Doane was united in marriage to Miss Mary Belle Remington, daughter of John and Martha Remington. To this union two children were born, Gertrude Leah and Wilmer Ernest, who with the widow and two grand children survive. A sister, Mrs. Lillian Hutson of Big Creek, and a brother, Archie Doane of Sparta, also survive.

Mr. Doane was township clerk for six years, and clerk of the school district. He was president of the Sparta Creamery Associatioin at one time, and a director in the Farmer's Mutual Insurance Association.

La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1949 December 31, Page 8
Tomah, Wis. --- The death of William Rogge, Tomah resident, was erroneously listed as a suicide in the Monroe county roundup story in Thursday's La Crosse Tribune. later investigations by Coroner M. J. Lanham and Deputy Coroner John White showed that the death was accidental.

La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1914 December 14, page 10
L. F. Sweet Dies at Home Firday; Was One of the Oldest Settlers in the District
Tomah, Wis., Dec. 14 --- (Special) --- L. F. Sweet, one of the oldest settlers in this section of the state, died at his home in this city on Friday afternoon.

La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1914 December 14, page 10
Kirby Man Dead
Henry Seflow of Kirby, an old resident of that section, died at his home Saturday afternoon.

Eau Claire Leader, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
1914 December 20, page 7
La Crosse --- While en route to Chicago to make his home with a daughter, Henry Seflow, an aged farmer who lived near Kirby, died on the train. Mr. Seflow, with his wife, boarded the train at Warrens apparently in good health, but suffered a stroke of paralysis.

Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wisconsin
1972 August 7, page 49
Tomah --- Alfred C. Kolb, 75, died Sunday (August 6, 1972) in a hospital after an illness. He married Laura Birkholz in 1923. She died in 1964. He had farmed in the Warrens area and was a fireman at the Tomah Veterans Hospital before retiring in 1962. Mr. Kolb was a member of St. Mathew's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Kirby. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Goff, Tomah; two sons, Eldon, Warrens; and Richard, Onalaska; two brothers, Karl, Tomah; and Erik, St. Paul, Minn.; two sisters, Mrs. Louis Seflow, Tomah; and Mrs. Frieda Klienbauer, Vallejo, Calif.; and eight grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the church. Friends may call at the Ninneman Funeral Home after 3 p.m. today, Tuesday until 11 a.m., and the church from 1 p.m. to time of service.

Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wisconsin
1972 December 3
The funeral for Mrs. Lewis L. Rochester, 64, of 3461 Hargrove St., who died Friday, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Tomah. Friends may call from 3-8 tonight at the Gunderson Funeral Home, 5203 Monona Drive, and from noon until the service at the church Monday. Mrs. Rochester was born at Warrens and was a Madison resident for 22 years. The former Elizabeth Seflow was married in 1925. She formerly was employed at the Ceramic Arts and at Lowell Hall and was a member of the East Side Evangelical Lutheran Church. Surviving are her husband; two sons, Lawrence, Janesville; and Carl, San Diego, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Hebein, Northbrook, Ill.; and Mrs. Dick Lobrano, Janesville; two brothers, Louis, Tomah; and Clarence, Warrens; three sisters, Mrs. Clara Birkholz, Wilton; Mrs. Lydia Woodliff, Tomah; and Mrs. Francis Mezka, Kewaunee; and nine grandchildren. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Tomah.

Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wisconsin
1972 May 14, page 96
Tomah --- John T. Seflow, 68, died Friday (May 12, 1972) in a Sparta hospital after an illness. He was a lifelong area farmer and a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Zeman, Milwaukee; a son, Devere, Milwaukee; two brothers, Louis and Clarence, both of Tomah; and four sisters, Mrs. Clara Birkholz, Wilton; Mrs. Earl Woodliff, Tomah; Mrs. Frances Mleziva, Kewaunee; and Mrs. Elizabeth Rochester, 3461 Hargrove Ave., Madison. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today in the church. Friends may call until noon at the Ninneman Funeral Home and after 1 p.m. at the church.

Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wisconsin
1978 June 14, page 44
Wilton --- Mrs. Clara H. Birkholz, age 86, of Wilton, died Monday, June 12, 1978, at a Sparta nursing home. She was born April 5, 1892, in Kirby Township in Monroe County. She was the daughter of Henry and Amelia Seflow and married Herman Birkholz April 3, 1913. He preceded her in death January 12, 1934. Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Arnold (Leona) Krause of Sparta; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Frances Melzva of Kewaunee, WI. A son, Herman preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Wilton with Pastor David Shine officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 on Wednesday at the Smith Nelson Funeral Home in Wilton.

Marshfield Times, Marshfield, Wisconsin
1910 May 11 Page 7
Orason O'Brian of Lindsey, has resumed his position with Land & Scharmann at the machine shop.

La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1909 November 5 Page 16
Pretty Church Wedding
Married, on Wednesday evening at 7:30 o'clock, Miss Ann Buss of this city to Mr. George McMullen. The wedding was a very pretty affair, and was held in St.. Paul's new Lutheran church, Rev. John G. Glaeser, pastor of that church, officiating. They were attended by Mr. August Buss, and Miss Hattie Buss. Mr. McMullen is one of the city draymen, running the former drayline of Sherwood and Winter. Miss Buss is a well known Tomah girl, highly esteemed by t hose who know her.

The La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press, La Crosse Wisconsin 
1919 August 15, Page 6
August Buss, aged 36, died at a local hospital at 8 o'clock last night, of kidney trouble. He was a single man and had worked for Fred Burrow, 228 North Second street, for ten days. The body will be taken to Tomah, his former home, for interment.

The La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1906 October 24, Wednesday 

Edward Woodard, 511 Mill street, enjoyed a little "spree" yesterday carrying a major portion of it home to his wife. A short time after arrival at the Woodard domicile, he assaulted his wife and then turned her from the house.
Late yesterday afternoon Woodard was arraigned before Judge Brindley, charged with assault and battery. He entered a strenuous please of not guilty and demanded a trial. However, he was satisfied when his wife exhibited a black and blue arm. Still intoxicated, he admitted the assault.
Judge Brinkley assessed a fine of $10 and costs of fifteen days in the county jail. Woodard's aunt has promised to pay the fine, if the sheriff will keep him in jail until sober and notify her.      (wife named "Kate")