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Gertrude Becker- The Sheboygan Press - January 9, 1945
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Mrs. Becker Is Summoned Today


Mrs. Gertrude Becker, 88, widow of the late Henry Becker who had been residing with her niece, Miss Edna M. Opgenorth, on the Lower Falls Road for the past two years died this morning at the St. Nicholas hospital after a brief illness.The body was taken to the Ballhorn Funeral chapels from where services will be held, the time pending arrival of relatives from away.


William Best - The Sheboygan Press - November 16, 1940
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William Best Of Town Mosel Dies Friday Morning


William Best, 77, of Town of Mosel, passed away Friday morning at the farm home of John B. Mueller, Jr., where he had resided for the past year.

Mr. Best was born March 6, 1863, in Town Rhine, the son of George and Charlotte Best. At the age of 3 years he moved with his family to a farm near Howards Grove where they lived until 1900 when they moved to a place near Sheboygan.

In 1905, after his mother passed away, he and his father made their home with his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Juckem, who operated a tavern and implement business at Erdman. He lived with the Juckems until Mr. Juckem passed away in October 1939, then he went to live with his niece, Mrs. John B. Mueller, Jr., in Town Mosel.

Survivors are five nephews, Otto Pfefferkorn of Milwaukee, Arvin Juckem of Sheboygan, Elmer Juckem of Mosel, Erwin and Clifford Best of Indianapolis; five nieces, Mrs. John B. Mueller, Jr., of Mosel, Mrs. Arno Landwehr, Mrs. Arvin Weeks, Mrs. William Janssen and Mrs. William Heins of Sheboygan.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at the Gerend Funeral Home. Rev. Otto Saewert, pastor or Reformed church at Johnsonville will officiate an burial will be made in St. Paul cemetery on Highway 32.

Friends may view the body at the funeral home beginning this evening.


Frank A. Bardon - The Sheboygan Press - November 16, 1940
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Frank A. Bardon Called To Rest


Plymouth. - {Special} - Frank A Bardon, 70, Route 1, Glenbeulah, died at 7 o'clock this morning. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Wittkopp Funeral Home with burial here. Further particulars will be printed in Monday's Press.


Josephina Bogen - Sheboygan County News - Wednesday - February 12, 1902 - p.10
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Josephina, the ten-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bogen died last Thursday after a short illness with lung fever.

The funeral took place Saturday and the remains were laid to rest in Flader's Hill cemetery, Rev. Dorpat conducting the services.


John Brown - Sheboygan County News - Wednesday - April 3, 1901 - p.10
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Greenbush, April 1, 1901 - The remains of John Brown of Nebraska were brought here on Saturday and laid to rest in the Roman Catholic cemetery Rev. Father Meyers of Plymouth officiating

Glenbeulah, April 1, 1901 - The funeral of John Brown whose remains were brought here from Nebraska Saturday was held in the village church and remains were laid at rest in the Greenbush cemetery John, Mike and Thos Mullen of Ironwood attended the funeral of the deceased


John Baalke - The Sheboygan Press - October 17, 1917
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John Baalke Died This Morning


John Baalke, 75 years of age and pioneer of this city, died early this morning at the St. Nicholas Hospital. He had been ailing for a number of years and this coupled with his age caused his death. His wife passed away two and one-half years ago. The family came to this city about 50 years ago, and the deceased was well known throughout the county.

Mr. Baalke is survived by four sons and seven daughters, and a number of grand children. Funeral arrangements have not been completed, but will be held on Friday afternoon and interment will be made in the Wildwood cemetery.

Sheboygan Zeitung, Friday, Oct. 19, 1917, page 5

Im St. Nicholas Hospital, wo er die letzten Jahre gewohnt, ist am Dienstagabend Herr John Baalke im Alter von 75 Jahren, 7 Monaten und 9 Tagen aus dem Leben geschieden. Er war ein alter Bürger der Stadt, lange auf der Westseite wohnhaft und Schreiner von Profession. Die Gattin ist im vor Jahren im Tode vorausgegangen, es überleben ihn aber mehrere Kinder. Das Begräbnis fand heute nachmittag um 2 Uhr von Fetzlers Parlors aus auf dem Wildwood Friedhofe statt.


John Brost - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - March 4, 1966 - p. 10
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John Brost, 78, of 1028 Superior Ave., died at St. Nicholas Hospital Thursday night after a short illness.

Born April 8, 1887, in Sheboygan, he was a son of Mathias and Marie Brost, and was employed at the Kohler Co. for 35 years.

He was a member of St. Dominic's Catholic Church and the Kohler Quarter Century Club.

Survivors are one daughter, Miss Madaline Brost of Sheboygan; one son, Frederick of Sheboygan, and five grandchildren. His wife and three brothers preceded him in death.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Dominic's Catholic Church. The Rev. Cyril A. Volz, pastor, will be celebrant of the requiem high Mass. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kroos-Horn Funeral Home after 3 p.m. Monday. A parish vigil will be held there at 7:30 p. m. Monday.


Hulda Barrett - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - January 29, 1973
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Mrs. William Barrett, 69, of 2828 S. 9th St., died at St. Nicholas Hospital this morning after being a patient there for a week.

The former Hulda Kleist was born in Sheboygan, Nov. 26, 1903, daughter of Mrs. Anna and the late William Kleist. She attended Central High School.

On May 26, 1936, she married Mr. Barrett here.

Mrs. Barrett was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ and a life member of the Parent Teachers Association.

Survivors include her husband; her mother, Sheboygan; a son, William, Centerville, Ohio; two grandchildren; a brother, William, Kohler, and a sister, Mrs. Charles Conrardy, Sheboygan.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in St. Paul Church, with the Rev. Charles Koch, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home from 4 p.m. Tuesday until 11 a.m. Wednesday and at the church after noon.


Mrs. Oscar Baalke - The Sheboygan Press - August 29, 1913
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Death Takes Mrs. O. Baalke


Mrs. Oscar Baalke, 1421 Virginia avenue, passed away this morning at 9:30 at her home after a short illness. She was born in Sheboygan and had made this city her home all her life. Mrs. Baalke was 23 years of age and was well known here. Besides a husband she is survived by a daughter, Virginia; sisters, Mrs. H. Schuchardt, Mrs. Henry Van Deloo, Miss Linda Schirmer all of this city, Mr. Paul Schirmer, Tripoli, Wis., Otto Schirmer, Brazil, South America, Gustave Schirmer, Milwaukee and Arnold Schirmer, Duluth, Minn. brothers of the deceased.

The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at two o'clock from the home. The Rev. Manaton will officiate with interment at Wildwood.


Marie Baalke - Sheboygan Zeitung - Friday - March 26, 1915 - p. 4
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Um halb 4 Uhr am Montagnachmittag ist im Heime ihrer Tochter, Frau M. Biwersi, 915 N. 8. Str. {Kaiserhof} Frau Marie Baalke, geb. Blum, Gattin des Hrrn John Baalke an Altersschwäche verschieden. Die alte hochgeachtete Mitbürgerin hinterläßt außer dem Gatten 11 Kinder: August in Chicago, Richard in California, Frau Frank Connors in St. Paul, Frau Earl Rasualler und Frau Chas. Weiner in Milwaukee, Henry und Oscar, Frau Fred Kruschke, Frau Wm. Kleist und Frau M. Biwersi dahier und Frl. Meta in Waukesha.

The Sheboygan Press - March 23, 1915

Mrs. John Baalke aged 70 years, died at 3:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Michael Biwerse, 915 North Eighth street, following an illness of about nine weeks. The funeral will be held at 9 o'clock Thursday morning at the residence, Rev. K. L. Ruff officiating. Burial will be made in Wildwood cemetery.


Donna Lynn Bouchette - Died October 13, 1950
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Infant Bouchette


Donna Lynn Bouchette, infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Donald Bouchette of 908 Geele avenue, passed away at 8:50 a.m. today at the St. Nicholas hospital. She was born at the hospital Tuesday of this week.

Survivors are the parents; a sister, Kay; the paternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Norman Bouchette of Plymouth, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Claudia DeMunck of Plymouth.

Interment will be made Friday at 4:30 p.m. at the Woodlawn cemetery, Plymouth.


Oscar Brandt - The Sheboygan Press - January 27, 1966
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Oscar Brandt, 76, of 418 Smith St., Plymouth, died at 2:40 a.m. today at Plymouth Hospital following an illness of two weeks.

He was born on May 20, 1889, in Washington County, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Brandt. He was married in Plymouth on Sept. 24, 1913, to Emma Schuette.

The couple farmed in Town of Plymouth until retiring and moving to the City of Plymouth in 1951.

Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Clarence {Irene} Klahn, of Town of Plymouth; one son, Ervin, of Town of Plymouth; five grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Loues Bachhaus, of Fond du Lac County, and three brothers, Otto, of Milwaukee; Noah, of Washington County, and Edward, of Kalamazoo, Mich.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Wittkopp Funeral Home, Plymouth. The Rev. George Meeker, of Waukesha, will officiate and burial will be in Greenbush Cemetery.

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


Jennie Brown - Sheboygan County News - Wednesday - October 23, 1907 - p.10
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Glenbeulah 10/21/07 - The remains of Jennie Brown were brought to the village Thursday morning from Sheboygan where she died in the hospital, where she had been taken about a month ago. She was a former Glenbeulah resident having resided at the home of Geo. Graves for about nine years. She had been in poor health for some months past. She was born in Massachusetts and was 48 years of age.


Helen H. Bowen - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - April 5, 1977 - p. 10
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Mrs. Helen H. Bowen, 69, of 1532 Alexander Ct., died Monday afternoon at Rocky Knoll Health Care Facility after a lengthy illness.

The former Helen Grande was born in Sheboygan April 30, 1907, a daughter of Bert and Mary Kleist Grande. She attended Washington School, graduated from Central High School and the Chicago School of Nursing.

On August 4, 1925, she married Walter Bowen. He died in 1961.

Mrs. Bowen was a licensed practical nurse and worked at St. Nicholas Hospital and later at the former Park Lawn Nursing Home in Sheboygan until retirement.

She was a member of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church.

Survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Frieda Wagner, Mrs. Roman Federer, and Mrs. Meta Krueger, all of Sheboygan. She was preceded in death by two brothers.

The Funeral Mass will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church with the Rev. David Braun, pastor, as celebrant. Brief family rites will be at 8:30 a.m. at the Nickel-Lippert Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 tonight. There will be no parish vigil.

A memorial fund has been established in Mrs. Bowen's name.


Oscar Baalke - The Sheboygan Press - April - 1967
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Oscar {Sarge} Baalke, 82, who spent more than 30 years in military service during two world wars prior to retirement in 1945, died at 5:45 p.m. Monday at Bethany Manor Nursing Home.

Assigned to food details in both World Wars I and II, the Sheboygan native had enlisted in the U.S. Army in December, 1914, serving in the European theater of operations.

In 1922 he joined the Marine Corps, serving eight years at U. S. bases in China, two years on Guam and was stationed at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked the island in December, 1941.

He continued as a mess sergeant at Marine bases in the Pacific for the duration of World War II until his discharge in October, 1945.

Returning to Shebogyan, he had lived with his daughter, Mrs. Melvin Meyer, 419 Washington Ct., until moving to Bethany Manor in 1960.

Mr. Baalke was born here, Aug. 25, 1884, a son of the late John and Mary Baalke. He attended Sheridan School and was confirmed in the former German Methodist Church.

His wife, the former Miss Senta Schirmer of Sheboygan, whom he married here in 1909, died in 1912.

Surviving, in addition to the daughter, Mrs. Meyer {Virginia} are three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Kleist, Shebogyan, and Mrs. Lulu Rethermel, Milwaukee.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels, with the Rev. Dr. T. Parry Jones, pastor of First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Sunrise Memorial Gardens.

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


Walter Bowen - The Sheboygan Press - February 18, 1961 - P. 6
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Walter {Murphy} Bowen, 58, of 1616 N. 12th St., died at St. Nicholas Hospital Friday morning following a short illness.

He was born in Sheboygan Feb. 20, 1902, a son of the late Cyrus and Caroline Bowen. On Aug. 4, 1925, he married Helen Grande with the late Rev. Wanbganss performing the ceremony.

For a period of 28 years, until his retirement three years ago, he was employed by the Leverenz Shoe Company.

Survivors include his wife and one sister, Mrs. Frieda Witthuhn of Sheboygan. Besides his parents, one brother preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Nickel's Funeral Home, with the Rev. August Grollmus, pastor of St. John's United Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

Friends may call at Nickel's Funeral Home after 2:30 p.m. Sunday.


Otto Baganz - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - August 18, 1978
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Otto Baganz, Widely Known Plymouth Harpist, 84, Dies


Otto A. Baganz, 84, of 616 Laack St., Plymouth, a harpist and founder of the Baganz Trio, known in Lutheran circles throughout the nation, died early today.

He had been a patient at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital for the past three weeks.

Born March 14, 1894, in the Town of Forest {Fond du Lac County}, a son of Gustav and Augusta Koester Baganz, he attended parochial school in the Town of Forest, Fond du Lac High School, and a seminary at Watertown.

Receiving instruction as a harpist in Milwaukee and at the Gillen's School of Music, Chicago, Mr. Baganz studied under Enrico Tramonti and Edmund Schluecker and Joseph Vito.

He was a member of several symphony orchestras in the Midwest, playing with the Chicago Symphony and the Decatur Symphony, Decatur, Ill.

In 1936 he founded the Baganz Trio comprised of himself, his daughter, Norma, and his son Reuben. Mrs. Baganz replaced her daughter in the trio in 1939.

The trio performed concerts in Lutheran churches throughout the nation until the group disbanded in 1953, but Mr. Baganz, performed as a solo harpist on tour from 1953 to 1965.

One of Mr. Baganz's harps, costing $10,000, was displayed at the World's Fair in Chicago in 1935. He also played in the Hall of Religion at the fair.

On April 15, 1918, he was married to Mabel Swenson in Wisconsin Rapids. She died in January 1928.

On Oct. 30, 1929, he married Eleanor Kolpin at Rockford, Ill. The couple lived at Red Granite, Green Lake, Berlin and in Illinois, Indiana and Fond du Lac, prior to moving to Plymouth 25 years ago.

He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Plymouth.

Survivors are his wife, two sons, Reuben of Sheboygan, and Gay of Wausau, four daughters, Mrs. Gerald {Norma} Trapp of Sheboygan Falls, Mrs. Charles {Glorious} Van Arsdel of Indianapolis, Ind., Mrs. Virgil {Rhea} Navis of Oostburg and Mrs. Dale {Lahna} Anhalt of Lake Mills; 24 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by a brother, August, of New Castle, Ind., and two sisters, Miss Clara Baganz of Kenosha and Miss Martha Baganz of Milwaukee.

A son and 12 brothers and sisters preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at St. John Lutheran Church. The Rev. Dennis Pegorsch, associate pastor, will officiate. Burial will be the Forest Cemetery, Town of Forest.

Friends may call at the Wittkopp Funeral Home, Plymouth, after 3 p.m. Sunday and on Monday until 11 a.m. and then at the church from noon until the time of services.

A memorial fund has been established in Mr. Baganz's name.


Eleanor E. Baganz - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - January 3, 1989
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Mrs. Eleanor E. Baganz, 79, formerly of Plymouth, passed away at the Pine Haven Nursing Home, Saturday evening, December 31, 1988, where she had been a resident the past 9 months.

The former Eleanor Kolpin was born on September 16, 1909, in the Town of Marion, Wis., a daughter of the late Friedrick and Clara Janz Kolpin. She attended the district school and was graduated from Neshkoro High School in 1926. She was graduated from the Berlin Normal School.

On October 30, 1929, she was married to Otto A. Baganz at Rockford, Ill. After years of traveling, they made their home in Plymouth in 1953. Her husband preceded her in death August 18, 1978. She is a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Plymouth and a member of the Mission Circle Society in the church.

She is survived by four daughters and two sons, Mrs. Gerald {Norma} Trapp, of Peoria, Arizona; Mrs. Charles {Glorious} VanArsdell, of Indianapolis, Ind.; Mrs. Virgil {Rhea} Navis, of Oostburg, WI; Mrs. Dale {Lahna} Anhaldt, of Lake Mills, WI.; Reuben {Rhoda} Baganz of Sheboygan, and Gay {Lorraine} Baganz, of Wausau, WI; 25 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by one son, five brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services were held this morning, January 3, 1989 at 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Plymouth. The Rev. Dennis Pegorsch, pastor of the church, officiated. Burial was in the Forest Cemetery in Fond du Lac County.

A memorial fund has been established in the name of Mrs. Baganz for St. John Lutheran Mission Fund.

Wittkopp Funeral Service was in charge of the arrangments.


Amanda A. Bogen - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - June 17, 1977 - P. 12
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Mrs. Amanda A. Bogen, 80, formerly of 3905 S. 12th St., died 12:10 p.m. Thursday in Sheboygan Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She has been a resident of the Meadow View Nursing Home for the past 1 1/2 years.

The former Amanda A. Shuldt was born Oct. 5, 1896, in Sheboygan Falls, daughter of late Carl and Lena Shuldt. She attended public grade school there.

April 15, 1920, she married Hugo F. Bogen of the Town of Wilson. They lived in Plymouth for seven years then in the Town of Wilson before moving to Sheboygan in 1936. Mr. Bogen died Jan. 10, 1943.

Mrs. Bogen was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in the Town of Wilson, and of the Church's Ladies Aid Society and the Golden Age Group.

She is survived by twin daughters, Mrs. Fred {Bernice} Schneider of Sheboygan and Mrs. Myron {Beatrice} Bosman of R. 1, Cleveland; four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Two grandchildren preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Trinity Lutheran Church in the Town of Wilson with the Rev. Arthur Annacker, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at the Sheboygan Falls Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels before 4 p.m. Sunday until 11 a.m. Monday and at the church from noon until the time of services.


Bertha Bogen - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - September 3, 1970 - P. 16
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Mrs. Bertha Bogan, 83, formerly of Sheboygan, died Wednesday at her home in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek after a short illness.

The former Bertha Marquardt, she was born Sept. 5, 1887 in Brussels {Door County} to the late Herman and Bertha Marquardt.

She married Alfred Hartman of Sheboygan and the couple lived here, later moving to Milwaukee.

After Mr. Hartman died, she married Robert Bogen, of Milwaukee, who also preceded her in death.

She is a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Oak Creek.

Mrs. Bogen is survived by two sons, Carl and William Hartman, and a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Kowert, all of Milwaukee; a brother, Otto Marquardt, Sheboygan, and several grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church, 3401 E. Puetz Rd., Oak Creek. Burial and a graveside service will be in Sheboygan Lutheran Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Gillette Johnson and Sons Funeral Home, at S. 33rd and W. Lincoln, from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, and at the church from 10 a.m. Saturday until the time of services.

A memorial fund has been established in Mrs. Bogen's name for the Grace Church organ fund.


Hugo F. Bogen - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - January 11, 1943 - P. 2
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Hugo F. Bogen, 48, Is Stricken at Wood Sunday


Hugo F. Bogen, 48, who lived in Town Wilson, a mile south of the city of S. Twelfth street, died Sunday noon at the Veterans General hospital, Wood, Wis. He was born April 10, 1894, son of Herman and Ottielia Bogen. He attended District No. 4 school and, except for seven years' residence in Plymouth, had always lived in Wilson.

On April 15, 1920, he married Amanda Schuldt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Schuldt. He was a member of the town of Wilson Trinity Lutheran church and the Disabled American Veterans. He served overseas in the first World war for one and a half years.

Survivors are his widow, two daughters, Bernice and Beatrice, at home, and three sisters, Mrs. Gustave {Louise} Beck of Fond du Lac, Mrs. Charles {Mary} Hahn, Town Lima, and Mrs. Victor {Esther} Hensel, Hawthorne, Calif. Two sisters and a brother preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. at the Ballhorn Funeral temples and at 2 o'clock at Town Wilson Trinity Lutheran church, the Rev. Julius Wagner officiating with burial in Sheboygan Falls cemetery, The body can be viewed at the funeral home from tonight on.

Funeral - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - January 14, 1943 - P.2

Hugo F. Bogen Is Laid To Rest Following Last Rites


Funeral services for Hugo F. Bogen, 48, Route 3, Sheboygan, who died Monday at the Veterans' General hospital, Wood, Wis., were held Wednesday afternoon at 1:15 o'clock in the Ballhorn Funeral chapels, 2 o'clock in the Trinity Lutheran church, town of Wilson, the Rev. Julius Wagner officiating. Interment was in the Sheboygan Falls cemetery.

Pallbearers were Otto Haack, Melvin Herbst, Albert Dyke, Adolph and Anthony Gartman, and Walter Paasch. Music was provided by a trio comprising Mrs. Ray Heerman, Mrs. Ed Schmidt, Jr., and Mrs. Martin Dangert, singing "All Men Living Are But Mortal," "What God Ordains Is Always Good," and "Abide With Me."

Commander Martin Zimmerman was in charge of the military rites at the church. Capt. Paul Schmidt was commander of the guards, and the firing squad comprised Oscar Friedrichs, Ed Perman, Robert Lubenow, and Christ Krust. Honorary pallbearers, all members of the D. A. V., were Anton Altmann, David Kraus, Jacob Kopf, Arno Michels, Delbert Friedrichs, and George Gessert. Color bearers were Paul Balke and Fred Lachinger, and color guards were Fred Goedeke and Arno Meyer. Jack Schroeder was bugler and Alvin Wollenberg was chaplain.

Women, representing the D. A. V. auxiliary, who attended the services in a body were Mrs. Esther Schmelter, Mrs. Clara Manthey, Mrs. Florence Butzen, Mrs. Freida Altmann, Mrs. Elsie Zimmerman, and Mrs. Minnie Kopf.


Anna Becker - The Sheboygan Press - October 15, 1968
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Mrs. Anna Becker, 81 formerly of 729 3rd St., Kiel, widow of Henry, died early today at Bethany Manor Home here. She has been at the home three weeks.

The former Anna Schaeferkort, she was born in the Town of Rhine, May 21, 1887, a daughter of the late August and Henrietta Uhl Schaeferkort.

She was baptized and confirmed in Community United Church of Christ, Elkhart Lake, and married there to Mr. Becker, also of Rhine, on Jan. 4, 1912.

Following marriage the couple farmed in Rhine until retiring and moving to Plymouth in the spring of 1945. They moved to Kiel in 1955.

Mr. Becker died in April of 1958.

She was a member of St. Peter's UCC in Kiel.

Surviving are a son, The Rev. Elmer Becker, pastor of the Silver Creek and Beechwood UCC, and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in St. Peter's Church, Kiel, with the Rev. John F. Baumann, pastor officiating. Burial will be in Kiel cemetery.

Friends may call at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home in Kiel after 4 p.m. Wednesday, until 11 a.m. Thursday, and from noon at the church.


Henry Becker - The Sheboygan Press - April, 1958
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Henry Becker Dies of Fall Down Stairs In Kiel Home


Kiel - A 73-year-old Kiel man died at 5:45 p.m. Saturday of injuries sustained in an accidental fall down a stairway leading to the basement of his home here.

Henry Becker of 729 3rd St., had been marketing in the downtown Kiel area earlier in the afternoon and was carrying food he had purchased into the basement when he missed a step and plunged down the flight of stairs, according to information given authorities by hus wife, Anna. She found him unconscious at the bottom of the stairs moments later.

Mr. Becker died before he could be removed to a hospital.

Dr. Theodore Tietgen, Manitowoc County Coroner, said death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage brought on by a skull fracture.

Native Of Rhine

A native of the Town of Rhine, he was born Feb. 15, 1885, a son of the late Henry and Elizabeth Zimmermann Becker.

He was educated in a district school of the town.

His marriage to the former Anna Schaeferkort, also of Rhine, took place Jan. 4, 1912.

Following marriage the couple farmed in Rhine until retiring in 1947 and moving to Plymouth. They lived there for eight years until moving to Kiel in 1955.

He had been employed by the Kiel Mfg. Co.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, the Rev. Elmer Becker, pastor of the Evangelical and Reformed Church at Black Creek {Outgamie County}, and two grandchildren.

Also surviving are a brother, Adam, town of Russell, and two sisters, Mrs. William Gottsacker of Sheboygan and Mrs. Guy Potter of Wisconsin Rapids.

He was preceded in death by eight brothers and a sister.

Funeral Tuesday

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Peter Evangelical and Reformed Church in Kiel, of which he was a member. Officiating will be the Rev. Vernon E. Jaberg, pastor. Burial will be in Kiel Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home, Kiel, this evening and at te church after 11 a.m. Tuesday.

The family requests that a fund be established in memory of Mr. Becker in behalf of Moon Beach Camp of the Evangelical and Reformed Church near Eagle River.

The Sheboygan Press April 9, 1958 Funeral Write-up

Funeral services for Henry Becker, age 73, of 729 3rd St., Kiel, who died on Saturday evening were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Peter Ev. & Ref. Church in Kiel. The Rev. Vernon E. Jaberg, pastor, officiated.

Mrs. Harold Vorpahl was the organ accompanist for Miss Joyce Fromm and Mrs. Ralph Lau, who sang "Jesus Lives and So Shall I" and "Abide With Me", during the service.

Bearers were Walter Casper, Alex Holzer, Edward Jeanty, Serva Schmitz, John Schuster and Arno W. Vogel. Burial took place in Kiel Cemetery.


John R. Batt - April 6, 2001
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Of Madison, age 78, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2001 at the Don & Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Inc. inpatient unit. He was born on October 19, 1922, the son of John Robert Sr. and Martha Batt, in Sheboygan. John graduated from Sheboygan North High School in 1940 and was an outstanding athlete in basketball, football, track and baseball. He received an athletic scholarship to UWLaCrosse and signed a contract to play baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers, but was unable to do either because he was drafted into the Army to serve in World War II. John served active duty in France and Germany. Upon his return he was offered a contract to play baseball for the St. Louis Browns, presently known as the Baltimore Orioles. John played professionally for the St. Louis Club for 1946-1951. He began a 40 year career in sales and advertising which included his own weekly newspaper. In 1990, John moved to Madison to be near his family. During that time he helped to raise three grandchildren and had an incredible influence on the lives of all his grandchildren. John is survived by his four daughters, Sandi {Costas} Panaretos, Mary {Bob} Arndt, Shelly {Kevin} Cosgrove, and Patti {Kim Sandstrom} Batt and a son Matt {Jenae} Batt; seven grandchildren, Courtney {Aaron} Stamn, Travis and Shane Skelton, Clint, Shannon and Connor Cosgrove, and Agathe Panaretos; his great grandson, Rylan Stamn; two brothers, Marvin Batt and Harold {Jane} Batt; and two sisters, Audrey {Neil} Murray and Janet {Van} Van Till; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Mary, on January 20, 2001; a brother, Lester; and sister Ruth Busby. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 Noon on Friday, April 6, 2001 at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 5405 Flad Avenue, Madison, with Monsignor Michael Burke officiating. Burial, with full Military Honors, will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00AM until the time of service at the church on Friday. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2323 North Mayfair Road, Suite 502, Wauwatosa,WI 53226. He will always be remembered for the incredible self-less and unconditional love he gave to his family and everyone who knew him. He inspired everyone with his courage and dignity while struggling for years with his many physical limitations. Thank you to everyone at the University Station Dialysis Clinic, especially Jan, Alane, Kelly, Gail, Helen, Lesli, Carol, and Dr. Bryan Becker. A very special thank you to the staff of HospiceCare Inc. There never lived a kinder or more gentleman. To know him was to love him. Cress Funeral Service 608-238-3434 www.cressfuneralservice.com


Mary M. Batt - January 23, 2001
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Of Madison. Age 76, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2001 at the Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare, Inc., inpatient unit. She was born December 27, 1924, the daughter of Alfred and Kathryn {Fitzpatrick} Kuhns, in Sheyboygan, WI. Mary graduated from Sheyboygan Central High School in 1942. At the age of 17 she became the youngest employee hired by United Airlines as a stewardess and later as a ticket agent. Mary then opened and managed the first Hertz Rent-A-Car office in Milwaukee. In 1956, she left Hertz and started a very successful 44 year career in real estate. She was the Relocation Specialist for the Merrill Lynch CO. while working for Robedeaux Realty. Mary received numerous awards during her career. In 1965, she was the only woman to receive the distinguished salesman award for having sold over 1 million dollars in real estate for the year in the city of Milwaukee. For many years she managed the Kilps and Kelliher Real Estate offices. Mary was a Certified Residential Specialist CRS}, a graduate of the Real Estate Institute {GRI}, and a member of the Milwaukee Board of Realtors. In 1996, Mary moved to Madison to be near her family. Up until her illness she worked full time as a receptionist for the Charlton Group. On January 14, 2001, Mary was reunited in marriage to John R. Batt. Survivors include her loving husband John; four daughters Patti Batt, Shelly {Kevin} Cosgrove, Jorge {Bob} Arndt, and Sandi {Costas} Panaretos, seven grandchildren, Clint, Shannon, and Connor Cosgrove, Courtney {Aaron} Stamn, Travis and Shane Skelton, and Agathe Panaretos; great grandson, Rylan Stamn; and many relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Edward; and sister Lillian. Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 10 Maria Place, Madison with Monsignor Michael Burke officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until the time of service at the Church on Wednesday. Memorials may be made to HospiceCare Inc. 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711. The family wishes to thank the entir staff of HospiceCare, Inc., especially Adele, Mia and Chaplain Gaylor Nelson for their incredible compassion and constant support; and to Jan Ebert for helping mom find peace to complete her journey. Mom, we will always remember you for your strength, love of life, and the way you took interest in everyone you met. Your strength and courage while battling cancer was and is an inspiration to us all. You will always be "the happy one." Cress Funeral Service {608}238-3434


Joseph Buhl - Chilton Times - June 10, 1865
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At Mobile Ala., May 10th, 1865, of Dysentry, Joseph Buhl, aged 42 years and 9 months.

The deceased was born in the Province of Breslau, Kingdom of Prussia. He imigrated to the United States in 1847, and settled in the town of Greenbush, Sheboygan County. From thence he removed in 1852, to Charlestown, in this county, where he has since resided, until duty impelled him to battle for the defence of the rights of his adopted country, in the war for the Union. He volunteered in the fore part of last March, and was immediately sent South to take part in the active operations against Mobile, then commenced, but the sudden change of climate, together with the privations and hardships of camp life soon brought on the disease which terminated his life.

Mr. Buhl was respected by all who knew him, and his loss will be deeply regretted by his numerous friends everywhere. He leaves a wife and two children to mourn his death. The sympathies of the entire community are extended toward them in their bereavement.


Louise Balke - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - March 11, 1932
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Mrs. Louise Balke, Pioneer of Sheboygan, Is Summoned


Mrs. Louise Balke, 74, wife of Louis Balke, passed away very suddenly at her home, 1710 Huron avenue, at 8:05 o'clock this morning. Mrs. Balke had been a resident of Sheboygan her entire lifetime and had the opportunity to see it grow from a small place to a prosperous city.

Mrs. Balke was born here on October 6, 1856, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Heyer. In 1876 she was united in marriage with Demus Eisold, who preceded her in death during 1903. In 1909 she was married to Louis Balke, who, with thirteen children of both unions, eight sons and five daughters, survive.

Her children are as follows: Mrs. Emelie Korn, Mrs. Alois Steger, Mrs. Frank Lehnhoff, Mrs. Gomer Hughes, Alfred and Oscar Eisold, all of whom are in Milwaukee; Raymond Eisold, Sheboygan; Mrs. Otto Swanson, Milwaukee; Mrs. Ollie Jacobson of Ashland; Paul Balke, Sheboygan; Mrs. Edward Kleister {sic: should be Kleist}, Mrs. William Boths and Arthur Balke of Sheboygan. She also has forty-six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; two brothers, William Heyer, Milwaukee and Herman, this city and two sisters, Mrs. William Wieghardt and Mrs. William Roeder, both of Sheboygan.

Mrs. Balke was a kind and loving mother and very devoted to her large family circle. She enjoyed having family gatherings and possessed a kind disposition. Her sudden death is being mourned by her many relatives and friends. She could relate numerous incidents of pioneer Sheboygan days.

The body was taken to the Robert H. Kroos Funeral Home. Services will be held there at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon. Rev. E. R. Krueger, pastor of St. John's Evangelical church, will officiate and interment will be in the Lutheran cemetery.fternoon at two o'clock from the home. The Rev. Manaton will officiate with interment at Wildwood.


Michael Biwerse - The Sheboygan Press - February - 1953
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Masonic rites will be held Saturday in Milwaukee for Michael Biwerse, 64, former steward at the Elks Club in Sheboygan for more than 20 years.

Mr. Biwerse, who made his home in Sheboygan until about 10 years ago, died suddenly Wednesday in Milwaukee. Death was attributed to a heart attack.

Survivors are his wife, Hulda {clipping corrected by hand by my great-grandmother, Anna Kleist; may have read "Hulcy"}, one son, Dennis, in California; a granddaughter; one brother, William, and three sisters, Mrs. Louis {Philippine} Zabel, Mrs. Anton {Josephine} Burkhart, and Mrs. Emily Weins, all of Sheboygan.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Independent Mortuary, 1451 27th St., Milwaukee. Cremation will follow the Masonic rites.


Frederick T. Beisser - The Cheese Reporter - Sheboygan Falls - Vol. 85 - No. 29 - Friday - March 16, 1962 - p. 1
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Editor and Publisher of The Cheese Reporter, Frederick T. Beisser, Dies Early Monday


A long-time standard bearer of the cheese industry and well-known editor and publisher of The Cheese Reporter, Frederick T. Beisser, died early Monday morning at a Sheboygan hospital. He was 46.

Mr. Beisser, who resided and maintained the business offices of The Cheese Reporter at his home in Sheboygan Falls, was active until being taken ill last Sunday, at which time he was admitted to the hospital.

Upon his graduation from Mission House College in 1936 Mr. Beisser became a reporter for the The Sheboygan Press daily newspaper until 1940, at which time he assumed the editorship of The Sheboygan County News.

It was in 1943 that he also became editor of The Cheese Reporter, official weekly organ of the Wisconsin Cheese Maker's Association and several other cheese and dairy organizations throughout the nation.

Mr. Beisser's name came to be synonymous with the newspaper which he edited and in 1957 he purchased the publication and become sole owner and publisher of the paper which was established in 1876.

For many years, and up until the time of his death, he provided the cheese industry with a highly regarded market opinion, a publication feature of the Cheese Reporter. His interpretations was based on his own personal weekly report of transactions made each Friday at the Wisconsin Cheese Exchange in Green Bay. Mr. Beisser's report and opinion was carried by national news wire services throughout the country.

A native of Plymouth, Mr. Beisser was born June 6, 1915, a son of the late Rev. Frederick W. and Emelia Heyer Beisser. He attended elementary and high schools in Plymouth and received his bachelor of arts degree from Mission House College.

He married Edith Hoffman of Sheboygan Falls on July 26, 1941 and in addition to his wife is survived by three sons, Frederick, Wayne and Richard, and one daughter, Judith, all at home; a brother, Calvin, Plymouth; and four sisters, Mrs. Vernon Zimmerman of Appleton, Mrs. A. C. Anderson of Sheboygan, Mrs. Earl Hirsch of Plymouth, and Mrs. Carroll Rusch on Oneonta, N. Y. In addition to his parents, a brother preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at Sheboygan Falls and were conducted by a college classmate of Mr. Beisser, the Rev. Ralph Ley, pastor of First Reformed Church in Waukesha, who officiated.

Hundreds of floral tributes and expressions of sympathy came from the local area, in which Mr. Beisser was active n community affairs, as well as from his many friends and officials in the cheese industry throughout the nation.


Hazel Baartz - The Sheboygan Press - April 6, 1981
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Mrs. Leroy {Hazel} Baartz, 68, a former Sheboygan resident, died Sunday at North Miami, Fla.

The former Hazel Metcher was born Jan. 15, 1913, in Sheboygan, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Metcher.

She married LeRoy Baartz in Sheboygan. The couple moved to North Miami about 25 years ago.

Survivors are her husband; three sons, Jene Kissel, of Sheboygan, Jerrel and Jon Kissel, both of North Miami, Fla., and a brother, Jack Metcher, of Appleton.

Funeral services will be held at 11am Thursday at Bess, Kolski and Combs Funeral Home, of Miami Shores, Fla.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9pm Wednesday.


Mary Brown - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - October 18, 1943
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Miss Mary Brown, 82, Dies Here on Saturday Morning


Miss Mary Ann Brown, 82, of 524 Washington court, passed away at 8:45 o'clock on Saturday morning at St. Nicholas hospital.

Miss Brown was born in town Russell on Feb. 26, 1861. The earlier part of her life was spent in the vicinity of St. Ann and Glenbeulah. For the past 60 years she has resided in Sheboygan. Her entire life was devoted to comforting others in ill health. She served as a practical nurse and was on the county hospital staff for eight years.

Deceased was a devoted member of St. Clement's church, a charter member of the Catholic Women's charity club and a member of the Holy Family society of her church.

She was preceded in death by her parents {Patrick and Bridget}, two brothers and two sisters {Ellen McTaggart}. Surviving are: two nieces, Mrs. Elizabeth {{McTaggart}} Head of Sheboygan, and Mrs. Caroline {{McTaggart}} Collins of California; a nephew, John McTaggart of California, and three other members of the Brown family in Norfolk, Nebr.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock at the Gerend Funeral home, and at 9 o'clock with a requiem mass at St. Clement's church. The Rev. John D. Durnin will officiate and burial will be on the family lot on St. Fridolin cemetery in Glenbeulah. Friends may call at the funeral home from Monday evening at 7:30 until the time of services.

Members of the Holy Family society of St. Clement's church and the Catholic Women's Charity club will hold a joint vigil at the Gerend Funeral home on Tuesday evening at 7:30 for their deceased member.

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Ardelle Brandt - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - September 28, 1983
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Funeral services for Mrs. Harold {Ardelle} Brandt, 72, of 2021 N. 21st St., who died Tuesday, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at First United Lutheran Church.

The Revs. Howard E. White and Karl J. Nelson will officiate. Cremation will follow.

Friends may call at Ramm-Ziegler Funeral from 4:30 p.m. today, and at the church from 9 a.m. Thursday until the time of services.

The former Ardelle Opgenorth was born in Sheboygan Dec. 23, 1910, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Caroline Gartman Opgenorth. She attended Sheboygan public schools, and graduated from Sheboygan High School in 1929.

On Oct. 28, 1950, she married Harold Brandt in Sheboygan.

She was employed at Electric Sprayit Co., and at Badger Freightways from 1957 until retiring in 1973.

Mrs. Brandt was a member of First United Lutheran Church, its Circle, and the L.W.R. Quilters.

Survivors include her husband; and two sisters, Mrs. Gerhardt Shieble of Sheboygan, and Mrs. Evelyn Strassburg of North Chicago, Ill. She was preceded in death by three sisters and a brother.

A memorial fund has been established in Mrs. Brandt's name.


Henrietta Butzen - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - July 28, 1976 - p.9
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Mrs. Henrietta Butzen, 77, of Oakland, Calif., widow of Nicholas, a former Sheboygan resident, died there Sunday.

The former Henrietta Opgenorth was born June 1, 1899 in Sheboygan, a daughter of Nick and Caroline Opgenorth.

She married Mr. Butzen and the couple resided in California for the past 30 years.

Survivors are two sons, Jerry of San Francisco and Michael of Castro Valley, Calif; four sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Strassburg of North Chicago. Mrs. Wilma Kuester, Mrs. Gerhard Schieble and Mrs. Harold Brandt, all of Sheboygan.

Funeral services were held in California.

A memorial fund has been established in Mrs. Butsen's name for the Cancer Society.


Herman Bogen - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - January 18, 1941 - p.4
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Herman Bogen Of Town Wilson Dies At Home Of Son


Herman Bogen, 81, pioneer Town Wilson resident, passed away at 3:30 a.m. today at the home of his son, Hugo, route 3.

Mr. Bogen was born Oct. 28, 1859, a son of August and Helen Bogen. He attended district school and Town Wilson Trinity Lutheran school.

He was confirmed March 29, 1874, by the Rev. G.H. Hornicke. He operated a farm in the town of Wilson, retiring 10 years ago. On March 20, 1885, he was married to Ottilie Gartman. The Rev. J.M. Hieber performed the ceremony.

His wife died Dec. 30, 1916. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Gust {Louise} Beck, and Mrs. Victor {Esther} Hensel, this city, and Mrs. Charles {Mary} Hahn, Town Lima; one son, Hugo; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Bendler and Mrs. Helen Scheer, and two brothers, August and Emil, all of this city.

Funeral sevices will be held Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. at the Ballhorn Funeral temple, and at 2 o'clock at Town Wilson Trinity Lutheran church. The Rev. Julius Wegner will officiate, and burial will be on the family lot in Lutheran cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from Sunday noon on.


Marie Bennink - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - July 6, 1988 - p.11
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Mrs. Marie Bennink, 89, of 1307 Superior Ave., died Tuesday evening, July 5, 1988 at Morningside Health Care Center, where she had been a resident for the past nine months.

The former Marie Gartman was born November 16, 1898 in Sheboygan, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. August Gartman. She attended local schools.

On April 14, 1917 she married Clarence Bennink in Sheboygan. He preceded her in death on April 30, 1960.

Mrs. Bennink was employed for many years as a nurse's aid at St. Nicholas Hospital.

She was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Bennink is survived by a sister, Mrs. Meta DeSombre, of Sheboygan; two nieces and close friends, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kurtinitis, of Sheboygan. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Hoehnke, in 1979.

Funeral services for Marie Bennink will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 1988 at the Nickel-Lippert Funeral Home. The Rev. Thomas Jarrell, pastor of St. Luke United Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery on Friday.

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

A memorial fund has been established in Mrs. Bennink's name.


Clarence Bennink - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - May 2, 1960 - p.12
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Clarence {Sam} Bennink, aged 66, passed away on Saturday afternoon at his home, 1307 Superior Ave. after several months illness.

Born in Sheboygan county on April 25, 1894 he was the son of the late William and Eliza Bennink.

On April 14, 1917 he was united in marriage to Marie Gartman and the couple have always made their home in this city.

Mr. Bennink had been an employee of Wigwam Mills for a period of forty-six years having retired last August due to ill health.

He was an avid sports fan and was well known as a basketball player having played with the Matthewson team for many years.

He was a member of the First Methodist Church.

Survivors are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. William {Hazel} Hoehnke of Sheboygan, one brother, Milton of Racine and three sisters Mrs. Maude Zitelman, Fond du Lac, Mrs. Lillian Hanson, Green Bay, and Mrs. Lucinda Ambelang of Cascade. Besides his parents, one sister preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Nickel's Funeral Home. Rev. T. Parry Jones of the First Methodist Church will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

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

Funeral - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - May 4, 1960 - p.16

Funeral Write-up


Funeral services for Clarence {Sam} Bennink, 66, who died Saturday at his home, 1307 Superior Ave., were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Nickel's Funeral Home with the Rev. T. Parry Jones, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in Wildwood Cemetery.

During the services, Mrs. Merlin Moths, accompanied on the organ by Mrs. James Bayens, sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Lead Me Gently Home."

Pallbearers were Edward Moore, Robert Graefe, Robert Martens, John Wilke, Gerald Herman and Julius Sonnenfeld.


Ferdinand Bahr - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - May 13, 1982 - p.8
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Rites Set For Founder Of Community Players

Graveside services for Ferdinand Bahr, Sheboygan public recreation director in the 1930's and founder of Community Players, who died Tuesday in Mesa, Ariz., of a stroke, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lutheran Cemetery, Sheboygan. The Rev. Thomas Jarrel of St. Luke United Methodist Church will officiate.

Funeral services for Mr. Bahr, 77, were held at Mesa.

He was born Feb. 12, 1905, son of Ferdinand and Emma Bahr.

Mr. Bahr attended local schools and was a graduate of the University of Indiana-Indianapolis.

In 1925, he and Sarah Eisold were married.

Mr. Bahr served as director of the Dayton, Ohio, Gymnastic Society for several years before returning to Sheboygan as city recreation director from 1929 to 1936.

While here, he was instrumental in organizing Community Players and inaugurated lighting for evening softball games.

After leaving Sheboygan, he served as recreation director in Sioux City, Iowa, and during World War II was in charge of USO activities in the Mountain States, headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Mr. Bahr became assistant director of recreation for the State of California after the war, serving for many years, and then was appointed professor at California State College, Los Angeles.

Following his retirement, he and his wife moved to Mesa.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Beatrice, three grandchildren, four brothers, Oscar and Chester of Sheboygan, Gordon of La Crosse and August of Arkansas, and a sister, Mrs. Dora Jasanovic, Milwaukee.

He was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.


Sarah Bahr - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - April 13, 1992 - p.9
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Sarah Bahr, 87, of Mesa, Ariz., died there on April 3, 1992. Services were held there at Velda Rose United Methodist Church.

The former Sarah Eisold was born in Sheboygan on February 9, 1905, the daughter of the late Henrietta and Aubust Eisold.

On August 21, 1926, she married Ferdinand A. Bahr, a one-time Sheboygan director of Sheboygan Municipal Recreation, and later of Sioux City, Iowa and State of California. He died May 12, 1982.

Survivors include a son-in-law, Gordon Wills; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Eisold; cousins, nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death, were a daughter, Beatrice Wills on May 30, 1989 and a brother, Gustave Eisold in 1976.

Committal service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, in the chapel at St. Luke United Methodist Church at North 7th St. and Ontario Ave., with burial in Lutheran Cemetery. Rev. Milton Ford will officiate.


August W. Bahr - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - June 5, 1993 - p.A2
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August W. Bahr, 84, died Saturday, May 29, 1993, at the VA Hospital in Little Rock, Ark., after a lengthy illness.

August was born August 22, 1908 in Sheboygan, the son of the late Ferdinand and Emma {Gartman} Bahr.

He was a retired union organizer for the United Furniture Workers Union and a Veteran of WWII.

He is survived by his wife, Catherine, Searcy, Ark., one daughter, Miss Joyce Bahr, Sheboygan; one son, Richard {Dorothy}, Sheboygan; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; also nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son, one daughter, eight brothers and four sisters.

The body was cremated in Searcy, Ark.


Gordon H. Bahr - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - March 7, 1991 - p.11
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Gordon H. Bahr, 76, of 3501 Park Lane Drive, died Tuesday, March 5, 1991.

He was born May 19, 1914 in Sheboygan, WI, to Ferdinand and Emma {Gartmann} Bahr.

He married Harriet Sacia on July 16, 1939 at Kenosha.

He had been a teacher and coach at Central High School and Lincoln Jr. High School and was the Audio Visual Coordinator for the LaCrosse School District for five years prior to his retirement. During WW II he was the football coach for LaCrosse State College.

He is survived by a daughter, Ellen {Tom} Moore, of Minneapolis, four sons, Thomas {Judy} of Las Cruces, NM, Fred {Gale} of Waunakee, WI, Gerald {Jane} of Menomonie, WI, Michael of LaCrosse; a brother, August Bahr, of Arkansas; eight grandchildren; a special friend, Delanor Pohl, of Onalaska. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by five sisters and five brothers.

Funeral sevices will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Lewis Valley Lutheran Church. The Rev. Robert Oleson will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Dickinson Funeral Homes, Jackson Street Chapel, LaCrosse, on Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service.


Chester H. Bahr - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - November 2, 1987 - p.11
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Chester H. Bahr, age 78, of 4427 Najacht Rd. Sheboygan died Saturday afternoon at Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center. Born October 14, 1909, in Sheboygan, son of the late Ferdinand and Emma Gartman Bahr. In December 1945 he married Carol Opgenorth of Sheboygan at St. Luke United Methodist Church.

Mr. Bahr owned and operated the Clear View Fur Farm in the Town of Sheboygan for over 40 years. A charter member of the Kettle Moraine Mink Breeders Association and a long time member of EMBA Mink Breeders. He also trained trotting horses at his farm and in 1981 his 3 year old filly, {Becky View} set an all time pacing record in the state of Illinois.

Served as a volunteer fireman in the Town of Sheboygan for 40 years and he was in charge of the Fire Prevention Program.

A member of St. Luke United Methodist Church, where he served on various committees and as building superintendent for 30 years.

Survived by his wife Carol; a daughter and son-in-law, Richard and Carol Ann Roscoe of Sheboygan Falls. Two sons and daughters-in-law, Chester A. and Luann Bahr, Elkhart Lake, Wis. and Dale and Vicky Bahr, Winneconne, Wis. Five grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Dora Jasenovic of Kansasville, Wis. Two brothers: August, Searcy Arkansas and Gordon of Holman, Wis.

He was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.

Memorial services will be held Tuesday, November 3, 1987, 7 p.m. at St. Luke United Methodist Church. Rev. Thomas R. Jarrell, pastor will officiate. Friends may call at the church Tuesday, from 6 p.m. to time of services. Entombment will be in the Garden Terrace Mausoleum.

A memorial fund has been established in his name.

Ballhorn Chapels are service coordinators.


Oscar H. Bahr - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - September 14, 1985 - p.4
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Funeral services will be held Monday for Oscar H. Bahr, 87, a resident at the Sheboygan Retirement Home, who died Friday at the home.

The Rev. Jerome Groth, pastor, will officiate at the service at St. Mark Lutheran Church. Interment will be in Lutheran Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church after 4 p.m. on Sunday and on Monday afternoon until the time of the service.

A memorial fund has been established in Mr. Bahr's name for Sheboygan Memorial Hospital Foundation.

He was born May 29, 1898, in Sheboygan, a son of Ferdinand and Emma Gartmann Bahr.

He attended the public grade school and Sheboygan Business College. He also took correspondence courses in chemistry and metalurgy.

Mr. Bahr was an active local artist, and took the Famous Artist Course by Norman Rockwell.

He was employed at Kohler Co. for 52 years, serving as chief chemist for 40 years, retiring in 1965.

In 1922, he married Wilhelmetta AmEnd of Sheboygan at St. Paul Lutheran Church. She died in 1958.

In 1959, he married Mrs. Helen Bohmann Regan of Kohler. She died in 1983.

Mr. Bahr had been a resident of the Sheboygan Retirement Home since 1981.

He was a charter member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church; and since 1984 was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church.

He also was a member of the Kohler Board of Education, serving as its clerk. He served as a justice of the peace and also was on the village sewer committee.

In the Town of Sheboygan, he was a member of the Mapledale School Board, a member and chairman of the Zoning Appeals Board, and served as chairman of the Town Board Advisory Committee.

In the City of Sheboygan, he served as chairman and member of the Citizens Advisory Committee and its Executive Committee.

He was a member of the Lutheran Laymen's League and its National Board of Governors and Executive Committee..

He served as a member of the board of directors at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital for 27 years, and served as secretary and treasurer of the hospital corporation during that time. He also was a member of the executive committee of the board and the joint conference committee of the board.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Minsloff of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; two sons, William A. of Kohler and the Rev. Ferdinand O. Bahr of Milwaukee; a stepson, Wallace Regan of Kohler; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Chester of Sheboygan, August of Searcy, Ark., and Gordon of LaCrosse; and a sister, Mrs. Dora Jasenovic of Milwaukee.

Five brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.


Lilly L. Butzen - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - February 9, 1985 - p.4
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Mrs. Lilly L. Butzen, 84, of 3930 County Trunk OK, died Friday at Memorial Hospital.

The former Lilly Mallmann was born Aug. 1, 1900, in the Town of Wilson, daughter of Henry and Caroline Gartman Mallmann.

She attended Jackson School in the Town of Wilson.

On April 14, 1923, she married Henry Butzen. The couple farmed in the Town of Wilson all their married lives. Mr. Butzen died in 1962.

Mrs. Butzen was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in the Town of Wilson, and its Ladies Aid Society.

She is survived by two sons, Robert and Arthur of the Town of Wilson; two daughters, Mrs. Gunther {Mabel} Brestrich of Sheboygan and Mrs. Frank {Violet} Lohr of the Town of Wilson; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild and two sisters, Mrs. Melvin Johnson of Waupaca and Mrs. George Heiderscheid of Wind Lake, Wis.

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

The funeral will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran church in the Town of Wilson. The Rev. Arthur Anacker, pastor will officiate. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery.

Friends may call at Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home after 4:30 p.m. on Sunday and at the church on Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

A memorial has been established in Mrs. Butzen's name.


Helen A. Bahr - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - May 19, 1983 - p.4
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Mrs. Oscar H. Bahr, 83, formerly of 2618 Penn Circle and a resident of the Sheboygan Retirement Home the past 1 1/2 years, died unexpectedly this morning.

The former Helen Bohmann, she was born Nov. 30, 1899, in Tigerton, Wis., a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bohmann.

She attended public schools in Tigerton.

In 1922 she and Charles T. Regan of Kohler were married. He died in 1952.

On July 4, 1959, she and Oscar Bahr of Sheboygan were married at Bethany Lutheran Church, Kohler.

Mrs. Bahr worked at the American Club in Kohler for several years.

She was a member of the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, its Ladies Guild and was a former member of the Kohler Women's Club and the Sheboygan Chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons.

Surviving are her husband; one son, Wallace Regan of Kohler; two stepsons, William Bahr of Allendale, N.J., and the Rev. Ferdinand Bahr of Milwaukee; one stepdaughter, Mrs.Ethel Minsloff of Northport, Ala.; 14 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one brother, Walter Bohmann of Amherst, Wis.; and three sisters, Mrs. William Kumbier of Kimberly, Mrs. Esther Bratrud of Sun City, Ariz., and Mrs. Edgar Lindenberg of St. Louis, Mo. She was preceded in death by one brother.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, with the Revs. H. William Jordan, pastor, and Ferdinand Bahr, officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Kohler.

Friends may call at the church's Friendship Room after 5 p.m. Friday.

A memorial fund has been established in Mrs. Bahr's name for the church.


Joseph F. Badura - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - October 15, 1973 - p.12
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Joseph F. Badura, 70, of 2321 S. 8th St., a former Kohler resident, died unexpectedly of a heart attack Saturday evening while visiting at the Kenneth Hyink residence in Kohler.

Mr. Badura was born July 9, 1903, in Freeport, Ill., a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Badura.

He attended public school in Freeport.

He came to Kohler and on July 2, 1931, he married Miss Wilma Katte of Sheboygan.

The couple resided in Kohler until 1960 when they moved to Sheboygan.

He was proprietor of the former Kohler Shoe Store and then was in charge of the shoe safety department at Kohler Co. for 25 years, retiring in 1968.

Mr. Badura served as a Kohler village trustee for 20 years.

He was a member of Grace United Church of Christ, Kohler, and was the former superintendent of its Sunday school.

Mr. Badura was active in amateur sports, playing basketball and baseball in Sheboygan area leagues.

Surviving are his widow; a son, Robert J. of Sheboygan; a daughter, Mrs. Rodger {Janice} Holton of Newark, Del.; six grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Roy Dreyer and Mrs. Lester Kasten, both of Freeport, Miss Helen Badura of Maywood, Ill., and Mrs. Earl Spring of Los Angeles, and two brothers, Gustave of Maywood, and Paul, Rockford, Ill.

He was preceded in death by a brother.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels, the Rev. George Mohr, pastor of Zion UCC, officiating. Burial will be in Kohler Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral chapels after 5 p.m. today.


Frank G. Beyer - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - July 7, 1983 - p.4
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Funeral services for Frank G. Beyer, 67, originally of Sheboygan, were held Tuesday in Marengo, Ill.

Mr. Beyer, a resident of Marengo, died there Saturday.

He was born in Sheboygan on March 5, 1916, the son of Frank G. and Anna Beyer.

On Oct. 12, 1940, he married Hazel Gartman of Sheboygan.

Mr. Beyer was associated for 36 years with Arnold Engineering Co. of Marengo. The company was formerly located in Sheboygan Falls.

Survivors are his wife, and a son, Bruce, both of Marengo; four daughters, Mrs. David {Dianna} Sponholtz of Gray's Lake, Ill.; Mrs. Terry {Susan} Ettner of Marengo; Mrs. Douglas {Linda} Duval of Algonquin, Ill., and Mrs. William {Jean} Zenk of Marengo; and three brothers, Arthur of Cleveland, Ohio; William of Yucaipa, Calif., and Elmer of Sheboygan; a sister, Ruth, of Sheboygan; and 11 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, and a son.

Memorials can be made to Zion Lutheran Church Expansion Fund, Marengo, or the Marengo Rescue Squad.


Louise B. Beck - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - December 27, 1971 - p.12
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Mrs. Louise B. Beck, 82, formerly of 2405 S. 12th St., died Sunday afternoon in Sheboygan Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

The former Louise Bogen was born April 18, 1889, in the Town of Wilson, daughter of the late Herman and Ottelia Bogen. She attended public grade school.

On Nov. 25, 1908 she married Fred Moenning of Wilson and they lived on a farm near Sheboygan. He died in 1921.

On November 27, 1924 she married Gustave Beck of Sheboygan. They lived here until 1940 and then moved to Fond du Lac. They returned to Sheboygan in 1958. Mr. Beck died Oct. 11, 1967.

Mrs. Beck was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid Society.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Ben {Mabel} McMurray, and a son, Elmer Moenning, both of Sheboygan; four grandsons; seven great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Victor Hensel, Hawthorne, Calif.

She was preceded in death by seven sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels with the Rev. William Redeker, Our Savior's pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

A memorial fund has been established in Mrs. Beck's name for the church.


Gustave Beck - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - October 12, 1967 - p.12
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Gustave Beck, 76, of 2405 S. 12th St., a retired machinist, died of a brief illness at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in St. Nicholas Hospital.

Mr. Beck had been employed by Giddings and Lewis Co. in Fond du Lac for 18 years until he retired and moved back to Sheboygan in 1958.

A native of Sheboygan, he was born April 8, 1891, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl Beck.

He married Mrs. Louise Moenning here on Nov. 27, 1924.

During World War I he served with the U.S. Army in Europe.

He was a member of the Sheboygan Barracks, Veterans of World War I, and Our Savior's Lutheran Church.

Surviving are his wife; a step-daughter, Mrs. Ben McMurray {Mabel}, Sheboygan; a step-son, Elmer Moenning, Sheboygan; four step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. William Gruchow, Waterloo, Wis., and Mrs. Roy Olson, Spring Valley {Pierce County}.

Three brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels, with the Rev. William Raedeker, Our Savior's pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral chapels after 4 p.m. Friday. Veterans of World War I will hold memorial services there at 7:30 p.m.

A memorial fund has been established in Mr. Beck's name for Our Savior's Church.


Mildred Butgereit - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - April 7, 1994
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Mildred Butgereit, 76, of 2420 S. 18th St., died unexpectedly, Tuesday, April 5, 1994 at Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center.

The former Mildred Hinze was born April 18, 1917 in Sheboygan Falls, a daughter of the late Reinhold and Hilda {Gartman} Hinze. She attended Sheboygan Falls schools and graduated from Sheboygan Falls High School, with the class of 1935.

On July 20, 1935, Mildred was united in marriage to Edwin Butgereit at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheboygan Falls. Edwin died Jan. 16, 1989.

For many years Mildred was employed at Piggly Wiggly Supermarkets, first at Union Ave. and Wedemeyer St. and later at South 12th St. and Wilson Ave., from which she retired.

Mildred was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and was a day manager at Bethesda Thrift Store.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Arlene {Judson} Thomas, Sheboygan and Mrs. Janet {Thomas} Part, Appleton; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mildred will be conducted on Friday, April 8, at 1:30 p.m., at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. The Rev. Alan Kubow, associate pastor, will officiate. Burial will take place at Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call at the Church, 1121 Georgia Ave., on Friday, from 11:30 a.m. until the time of services.

A memorial fund has been established in Mildred's name.

Ramm-Ziegler-Novak-Rettke Funeral Home, Southside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.


Edwin O. Butgereit - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - January 17, 1989
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Edwin Butgereit, 75, of 1258 Oakland Ave., died Monday, January 16, 1989 at St. Nicholas Hospital.

Edwin was born September 7, 1913 in Sheboygan, a son of the late John and Anna Frey Butgereit. Edwin attended Franklin School and Sheboygan High School.

On July 20, 1935, Edwin was united in marriage to Mildred Hinze at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheboygan Falls. For 43 years Edwin was employed at the Kohler Co. retiring in 1976. Edwin was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. He was a regular volunteer at The Bethesda Thrift Store and Edwin was also a member of The Kohler Quarter Century Club.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred; two daughters, Mrs. Judson {Arlene} Thomas, of Sheboygan and Mrs. Thomas {Janet} Part, of Appleton, WI; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and one brother, Alfred Reit, of California. Edwin was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, at 1:30 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. The Rev. Alan Kubow, associate pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday, from 11:30 a.m. until the time of services.

A memorial fund has been established in Edwin's name for Growing In The Rock at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Edwin J. Ballschmider - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - July 14, 1962
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Heart Attack Fatal To Edwin J. Ballschmider


Edwin J. Ballschmider, a divisional merchandise manager for the H.C. Prange Co., died suddenly early today after being stricken with a heart attack.

Mr. Ballschmider, 50, of 919 N. 5th St., became ill during the night at his summer cottage at Elkhart Lake and died en route to Plymouth Hospital in a neighbor's car.

He was pronounced dead on admittance to the hospital.

His wife, Audrey, summoned a neighbor to the cottage about 2:30 a.m. when Mr. Ballschmider was stricken. An Elkhart Lake physician ordered him taken to a hospital in Sheboygan, but he died before he reached the hospital in Plymouth.

Native of Sheboygan

Mr. Ballschmider had worked at the H.C. Prange store until 9 p.m. Friday and, apparently in good health, had planned to start a week's vacation today at his cottage on Sheboygan Bay at Elkhart Lake.

A son of the late Edwin W. and Louise Ballschmider, he was born Sept. 18, 1911, in Sheboygan. He attended St. Clement's School, and St. Thomas College in St. Paul, Minn.

He began work as a sales clerk at the Prange store in Sheboygan in 1930 and had been divisional merchandise manager in charge of women's apparel for many years.

He served as a trustee of the H.C. Prange Associates' profit-sharing trust, being elected to the board by employees of the store.

A faithful member of St. Clement's Parish, Mr. Ballschmider was affiliated with the Holy Name Society of the parish, Our Lady of the Rosary Council 722, Knights of Columbus, and the Msgr. Phillipp Dreiss Assembly of the Fourth Degree, Knights of Columbus.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army in France.

Only immediate survivor is his wife, the former Audrey Fritch of Sheboygan. His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral Monday

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with a requiem high Mass at St. Clement's Church following brief family rites at 10:45 at Gerend's Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert Kelly, pastor, will be the celebrant. Burial will be on the family lot in Wildwood Cemetery.

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

Members of the Holy Name Society, Knights of Columbus and parishioners of St. Clement's Parish will hold a joint vigil at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

A memorial in Mr. Ballschmider's name has been established for the St. Clement's School Gymnasium Fund.


Emma Bahr - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - March 22, 1955 - p.8
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Mrs. Ferdinand Bahr Sr., nee Emma Gartman, aged 75, of 1425 Huron Ave., passed away at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital late Monday afternoon. She had been in ill health for the past four years and had been a patient in the hospital for the past four months.

She was born in town of Wilson on April 25, 1879, and was confirmed in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in this city. On Dec. 18 {sic, 19}, 1896, she was united in marriage to Ferdinand Bahr, and her husband preceded her in death in 1935.

Mrs. Bahr was a member of St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Church. Her greatest interest centered around her family circle to whom she was most devoted.

Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. August {Lydia} Lieding, Mrs. Carl {Emma} Behnke, Mrs. Frank {Estelle} Saye of Sheboygan, Mrs. Vince {Dora} Jesenovec of Milwaukee; six sons, Oscar, Elmer, Chester of Sheboygan, Ferdinand Jr. of Monterey Park, Calif., August of Amherst, Wis., and Gordon of La Crosse, Wis.

Also surviving are 36 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ida Thielman, town of Wilson, Mrs. Ferdinand {Meta} DeSombre and Mrs. Clarence {Marie} Bennink of Sheboygan; three brothers, Valentine and John Gartman of town of Wilson and Richard Gartman of Seattle, Wash. Three sons, two grandchildren, her parents and several sisters preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Thursday afternoon at Nickel's Funeral Home with the Rev. August Grollmus of St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Church officiating. Burial will take place in the Lutheran Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Funeral - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - March 25, 1955 - p.9

Funeral services for Mrs. Ferdinand Bahr Sr., aged 75, of 1425 Huron Ave., who passed away at the Sheboygan Memorial Hospital on Monday, were held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at Nickel's Funeral Home. The Rev. August Grollmus of St. John's Evangelical Reformed Churchj officiated and burial took place in the Lutheran Cemetery.

For the services Mrs. Henry Stawski and Mrs. George Eichstaedt, accompanied on the organ by Mrs. James Bayens Jr., sang, "Lasst Mich Gehr" and "Take Thou My Hand."

Pallbearers were Oscar, Elmer, August, Chester and Gordon Bahr, all sons of the deceased, and Roger Lieding.


Ferdinand Bahr, Sr. - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - July 3, 1935 - p.4
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Ferdinand Bahr Sr. Passes Away Here Tuesday Evening

Ferdinand Bahr, Sr., 61, passed away at his home, 1427 Huron avenue, Tuesday evening at 11 o'clock following a lingering illness of several years.

Mr. Bahr was born at Blankenberg, Germany, on September 5, 1873, and came to America with his parents at the age of six years, settling in Sheboygan. His marriage to Miss Emma Gartman took place on December 19, 1896.

For twenty-six years Mr. Bahr was captain of various sailing vessels on the Great Lakes, and for the sixteen years preceding his illness, he held the positions of assistant engineer and engineer of the American Chair company.

Survivors are his wife, six sons, Oscar of Kohler, Ferdinand, Jr., Elmer, August, Chester, all of Sheboygan, and Gordon, at home; four daughters, Mrs. August {Lydia} Lieding of Kohler, Mrs. Carl {Emma} Behnke of this city, Mrs. Christ {Dora} Herman of Milwaukee, and Estelle, at home. Two sons died in infancy and one son, Herbert, preceded him in death one and one-half years ago. One grandchild also preceded him in death and he is survived by twenty-five grandchildren.

The body was taken to Nickel's Funeral Home where it can be viewed from now until the time of the services, which will be held at the funeral home Friday afternoon at 1:40 o'clock and at 2 o'clock at the St. John's Evangelical church. The Rev. E. R. Krueger will officiate and interment will be made in the Lutherna cemetery.


Rev. Friedrich Wilhelm Beisser - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - May 28, 1926
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Rev. F. W. Beisser Called to Rest After an Illness

Plymouth -- The Rev. F. W. Beisser, Pastor of the Salem Reformed Church for the past twenty-four years, died at his home, 435 Smith Street, at 12:25 a.m. today afer a lingering illness.

The services for the Rev. Mr. Beisser, who was a graduate of Mission House College and Seminary, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday. Private services attended only by immediate relatives will be held Monday morning and the body will be removed to Salem Reformed Church where it will lie in state until the afternoon services.

Several pastors from the Mission House are to take part in the funeral services.

The Rev. Mr. Beisser was born Dec. 14, 1872, at Bremen, Germany, the son of Georg and Johanne Beisser. He came to America when 17 years of age and made his home at Spencerville, Indiana, but in September, 1897, he entered the Mission House to prepare for the ministry. He was graduated from the college in 1900 and from the seminary in 1903.

He was married to Miss Emilie Heyer, Franklin, on Aug. 7, 1903, and the following children were forn to them: Misses Ruth, Esther, Alma and Marion; Calvin , Fred and Carl. The latter died in 1918. Other survivors are two sisters, Mrs. George Lies of Spencerville, Ind., and Mrs. Johanne Weiss, Bremen, Germany, and one brother, Christian Beisser of Bremen.


Edith Hulda Beisser - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - October 22, 1995
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Edith H. Beisser, 78, of 328 Monroe St., Sheboygan Falls, was found dead in her home on Saturday morning, Octoer 21, 1995, where she suffered an apparent heart attack.

Edith was born on July 26, 1917, the daughter of the late George P. and Alvina Schwalbe Hoffmann in Town of Lima. She graduated from Waldo High School in 1934 and attended Sheboygan Business College.She was employed at Bordens in Plymouth and Schlieder Ins. Agency in Sheboygan Falls, retiring in 1988.

She married Frederick T. Beisser in Colby, Wis. On July 26, 1941. He preceded her in death on March 12, 1962.

She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheboygan Falls and served on its building committee. She was an ardent bowler, card play and traveler.

Survivors include one daughter, Judith K. Beisser, Chicago, Ill.; three sons, Frederick G. Beisser, Parker, Colo.; Wayne A. {Ruth} Beisser, Plymouth; Richard W. {Jane} Beisser, Milwaukee; four grandshildren, Alice, San Francisco, Calif.; Frederick J. of California; Sherri {Scott} Wittkopf, Racine; Timothy, Milwaukee; one sister, Ruth Le Mahieu, Cedar Grove; three sisters-in-law, Ruth Hoffmann, Ostburg; Marian Rusch, Eau Claire; and Harriet Beisser, Plymouth; nieces and nephews. She if preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers and one sister, one daughter-in-law, Susanne Beisser and one son-in-law, Jerry Peppler.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 1995 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheboygan Falls with the Rev. Donald Hasse, pastor, officiating. Burial will be made in Sheboygan Falls Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Huehns Funeral Home in Sheboygan Falls on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 1995, from 5 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday at the church from noon until the time of services.

A memorial fund will be established in her name for the church's building program.


Rev. Gottlieb Beisser - Kalender der Reformierten Kirche in den Vereinigten Staaten - 1919
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Translated from German

Pastor Gottlieb Beisser. This true Nathanael was born on February 1, 1843 in Calw, Wuerttemberg. At the age of 23 he came over here, first to Cleveland, Ohio, where he was influenced by the well-known Dr. Ruetenik. He received employment as a teacher in the congregation school of Pastor Martin in Terre Haute, Indiana. It was there that he was encouraged to enter Mission House {seminary} in Wisconsin. Following that, he served congregations in Wayne, Wis., and Columbia, Ind. Then he came to Leslie, Ohio, and somewhat later to Piqua, Ohio. After that he worked successfully for the congregations at Magley and Decatur, Ind. Those were 10 blessed years. Subsequently he also faithfully served the Spencerville Congregation in Ohio and the Elmore Congregation in Wisconsin. From 1904 on, while living in Decatur, until his passing, he participated heartily in everything that the Church was and did, although he no longer had a congregation of his own. Long frail of body, he yearned for the Homeland above. He was allowed to enter it on June 27, 1918 at the age of 75 years, four weeks and 25 days.

Participating in his funeral were the Brothers Kraatz, C. M. Schaaf, H. M. Schroer, O. Englemann and J. W. Stolte.

In 1870 he married Miss Minna Schroer of Cinncinnati who stood steadfastly by his side through thick and thin. The marriage was childless; but he sent for the children of a deceased brother in Germany and took them on as if he were their father. One of these siblings was Friederich Beisser, presently pastor in Plymouth, Wis.


Henry Butzen - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - May 7, 1962 - p.8
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Henry Butzen, 63, a Town of Wilson farmer, died Saturday afternoon at St. Nicholas Hospital.

Mr. Butzen, who farmed south of the city on Highway 141, had been ailing since March.

A son of the late Jacob and Frances Butzen, he was born in Wilson, March 3, 1899, and attended St. George's Catholic School. His marriage to Miss Lilly Mallmann took place April 14, 1923, following which the couple farmed the Mallmann homestead.

Surviving are his wife; two sons, Robert, Sheboygan, and Arthur, Wilson; two daughters, Mrs. Gunther Brestrich {Mabel} and Mrs. Frank Lohr {Violet}, Sheboygan; seven grandchildren, and a brother, Benjamin, Milwaukee.

A son, five brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ramm Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert M. Hoeller officiating. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery.

Friends may call at Ramm's until the time of services Tuesday.


Wilhelmetta Bahr - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - March 8, 1958 - p.6
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Mrs. Oscar Bahr, 58, passed away at 6 p.m. Friday at her home, 3026 Kohler Memorial Dr., following a heart attack. Though she had been in ill health for the past four years, her sudden death came as a great shock to her family and all who knew her.

Born in Sheboygan on Aug. 24, 1889 {sic, 1899}, she was the daughter of the late William and Ida AmEnd, and has made her home in this community all her life. After attending St. Paul's Parochial and Jefferson schools, she graduated from Sheboygan High School in 1917.

On Sept. 27, 1922, she was united in marriage to Oscar Bahr. The family resided in Kohler village for a period of 18 years, later moving to their present address where they have lived ever since.

Mrs. Bahr was very active in church work, having been a faithful member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday School and was the church organist until the time of her illness. She was a member of the Ladies Guild of the church and also served on the Altar Guild for many years. She was treasurer of the Sheboygan Chapter of the Valparaiso Guild and a member of Kohler Womans Club. For a period of 23 years she sang with the Lutheran Chorus of Sheboygan.

Besides her husband she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Donald {Ethel} Minsloff of Marinette, two sons, William of Lombard, Ill., and Ferdinand of Cleveland, O., and her mother, Mrs. Ida AmEnd of Sheboygan, and six grandchildren. Her father preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. The Rev. Robert Ehlers, pastor of the church, will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery.

Friends may call at Nickel's Funeral Home from 2 p.m. on Monday until 11 a.m. Tuesday when the body will be removed to church and lie in state from noon until the time of services.

A memorial fund is being established in memory of Mrs. Bahr, for the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer.

Members of Our Redeemer Church Ladies Guild are requested to meet at the church at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday to attend services in a body.

Funeral - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - March 12, 1958 - p.16

Mrs. Oscar Bahr


Funeral services for Mrs. Oscar Bahr, 58, who died at her home 3026 Kohler Memorial Drive on Friday evening, were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.

The Rev. Robert Ehlers, pastor of the church officiated at the services, the text of his sermon being Psalm 23. Mrs. Richard Schumacher was the organist for the services.

Members of Our Redeemer Ladies Guild attended the services in a body and acted as an honor guard when the casket left the church.

Pallbearers were Gustave Schroeder, Ernst Pelchen, Henry Hoerz, Harry Hummitzsch, Lorenz Voight and Hans Dankwardt.


Edward Baumann - Sheboygan County Historical Review - April - 1910
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On January 30, Edward Baumann passed away at his home at St. Cloud at the age of 81. The deceased was born in Saxony, Germany, Jan. 24, 1829 and came to America in 1854. On December 8, 1856, he was married in Sheboygan to Wilhelmine Zehagen, so that a little over four years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Baumann celebrated their golden wedding. Mrs. Baumann survives, as also do eleven of the fourteen children born to them. The children are Ernest and Edward Baumann and Mrs. J.C. Gessert of Kiel, Mrs. Wm. Obigt of Sheboygan, Mrs. Wm. Pinnow of Racine, Mrs. Theodore Krembs and Mrs. Herman Messing of St. Paul, Mrs. Jacob Stumpf of Kiel and Mrs. Christ Iserloth and Arthur Baumann of St. Cloud, two brothers and one sister are living, Ernest Baumann, Glenbeulah, Theodore Baumann, Oshkosh and Mrs. Jacob Keuper, Plymouth, Mrs. J.M. Ackerman, another sister, expired at her home in Plymouth October 2, 1909. For some time Mr. Baumann owned and conducted a farm near Johnsonville. The funeral was held at Kiel February 3.

NOTE: the name of Mrs. Hulda Barkly of St. Louis MO. should be added to the list of surviving children of Mr. Edward Baumann. - Ed.


Bertha Burdick - The Sheboygan Press - March 14, 1941
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Receive Word of Death of Former County Resident

Plymouth - Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Bertha Burdick, which occurred recently in Portland, Oregon. Mrs. Burdick is a former city resident and while here conducted a restaurant in what is now the Otto Helmer store and also in the place now occupies by the Lorge Apparel Shop.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Nellie B. Smith, of Portland, Oregon, and several nieces, among whom are Mrs. barbara Schuland of this city and Mrs. Bertha Schmidt of Sheboygan.

**Bertha Burdick is the former Bertha Spalinger born in 1860 and is a member of our family line. If you have any other information, please contact me.


Elizabeth Barnes - Manitowoc - March - 1994
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Mrs. Elizabeth 'Betty' {James} Barnes, 60, 1636 Iris Drive, Manitowoc, died Sunday, March 13,1994 at her residence.

She was born on April 13,1933 at St Nazianz, WI to the late Steven and Catherine Stein Meyer. She graduated from Valders High School with the class of 1951.

She married James K. Barnes on June 16,1954 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Clark Mills, Wisconsin. Mrs. Barnes worked as a secretary for the Manitowoc County Nurses. Later, she owned and operated the Wishing Well, located on Washington Street in Manitowoc.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Manitowoc and also very active in several of the churches organizations. She was president for many years of the Association for Retarded Citizens. She was also instrumental in starting the first nursery school for the physical and mentally handicapped children.

She is survived by her husband, James; two sons, Kenneth Barnes of Manitowoc and Thomas Barnes, at student at Madison; two daughters; Barbara Barnes of Manitowoc and Kristin Barnes, a student at Eau Clair, Wisconsin; and one brother and sister in law, Dick and Bonnie Meyer of Marshfield, along with other relatives and friends. Her parents and a brother, LeRoy P Meyer, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday at the Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home and at 11am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Manitowoc. The Rev. William Zimmer will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Friends may call at Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5-8pm. Sister Pam Biehl will hold a Prayer service at 7pm lead.

A special thank you for the thought and care which Betty received from the American Cancer Society, Holy Family Memorial Hospice, the Sacred Heart Parish and her friends.


Hattie Baers
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Mrs. Hattie Baer, 77, of rural Valders, died Thursday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc.

The former Hattie Mayer, was born Oct 17,1906, in the town of Eaton, Manitowoc County, a daughter of August and Mary Peter Meyer. On April 26,1932, she married Henry Baer Sr. at St Nazianz. Mr. Baer died Jan 18,1972.

Survivors are four sons; Herbert, William, and Henry JR, all of Route 1, Valders and Donald of Kiel; three daughters; Marcella Baer of Manitowoc, Mary Ann Baer of Route 1 Valders and Mrs. Clarence {Catherine} Mertz of Sheboygan; eight grandchildren. Seven brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.

The funeral Mass will be at 11am on Saturday at St. Gregory Catholic Church, St Nazianz. The Rev. Cletus LaMere, pastor, will be celebrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at Christianson-Deja Funeral Home, St Nazianz, after 9:30 am Saturday.


Mary Ann Baer - December - 1991
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Mary Ann Baer, 56 of rural Valders, passed away Wednesday morning, Dec 18,1991 at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center in Manitowoc.

Funeral Mass will be at 10am Saturday, at St. Gregory Catholic Church in St. Nazianz. Father Leonard Walker officiating with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

She was born July 26,1935, in the town of Eaton, Manitowoc county, daughter of the late Henry and Hattie Mayer Baer. She attended St. Gregory School and Kiel High School. She farmed with her family in the town of Eaton.

Survivors include four brothers; Herbert, William and Henry F. of rural Valders and Donald of New Holstein. ; Two sisters and one brother in law, Marcella Baer of Manitowoc and Catherine {Clarence} Mertz of Sheboygan, nieces, nephew, other relatives and friends.

Friends may call at the church Saturday morning from 9:30 am until the time of services. Christianson-Deja of Valders is serving the family.


Hattie Blocki - The Sheboygan Press - November 16, 1910
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The funeral of Miss Hattie Blocki, who died yesterday in Chicago, was held yesterday afternoon from the depot at 3:30 o'clock. Short services were held at the grave by the Rev. Dresser. Interment was in Wildwood cemetery.


Mrs. Joachim {Marie} Boll - The Sheboygan Press - March 2, 1911
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Mrs. Joachim Boll, aged 57 years, passed away at her home in the town of Sheboygan Falls at 3:20 on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 25, 1911 after a long illness of cancer of the stomach. She had been in poor health for nearly a year and was confined to her bed the past six or seven weeks. Mrs. Boll, whose maiden name was Marie Froh, was born in Mecklenberg-Schwerin, Germany, Sept. 27, 1853 and came to America with her parents when a young girl.

Thirty-four years ago she was united in marriage in the town of Sheboygan Falls to Mr. Boll who survives her together with the following eight children: Mrs. R. P. Dassow, John, Gustave, Ernst, Otto and Harry Boll, Mrs. Louis Arnoldi and Miss Adelia Boll. She is survived by two brothers and two sisters, Christ. Froh of Sheboygan, John Froh of Lester Prairie, Minn., Mrs. H. Dassow and Mrs. Carl Severin of the town of Sheboygan Falls.

The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 the Rev. Schrader of Sheboygan officiating. Interment in the Lutheran cemetery on the Green Bay road. - Sheboygan County News.


Lena Brasser - The Sheboygan Press - March 1, 1911
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Miss Lena Brasser Killed At Oostburg This Morning

Carriage Containing Mrs. J. Brasser, Her Daughter and Abraham Dulmas, Struck on Crossing This Morning By C & N. W. Passenger Engine - - Young People Coming to Sheboygan to Procure a Marriage License - - Mother Planned to Come With Them - - Father Was Killed in This City Last June.

One of the saddest accidents in the history of Oostburg occurred at 8:15 o'clock this morning when train No. 11? south bound, struck the carriage containing Mrs. J. Brasser her daughter Miss Lena and Abraham Dulmes, and as a result of the unfortunate accident, Miss Lena Brasser, 19 years of age, is dead and the mother, Mrs. Brasser and Mr. Dulmes are suffering injuries which will confine them to their homes for some little time.

As soon as word of the accident reached the city the Company's physician in this city was notified and he left at once for Oostburg, and with the local physicians every effort to eleviate the suffering of the injured was taken. The young lady died shortly after she was taken to the Weiler hotel.

On Happy Mission

Miss Lena Brasser and Abraham Dulmes in company with the former's mother, Mrs. Brasser, were en-route to this city to procure a marriage license, the wedding being planned for next week. Driving along the highway, with no thought of danger, and discussing plans for their future, suddenly their conversation was interrupted by the accident and they were hurled some distance along the right of way, the horse being killed and the vehicle demolished.

The train was immediately stopped and willing hands picked up the injured and removed them to the Weiler hotel. Medical assistance was summoned and every effort put forth to give the injured attention.

The party was going south along the roadway which runs parallel with the C & N. W. right of way and on reaching the Main street turned to cross the track. A heavy wind was blowing at the time and the whistle blown for the crossing failed to attract their attention and as the carriage was in the middle of the crossing the iron steed struck the occupants, horse and vehicle were hurled south of the crossing. The occupants were picked up near the platform while the horse was carried as high as one of the coaches and hurled a distance of 125 feet south of the crossing. The carriage top was carried about half that distance. Miss Jennie Lemkuil who was coming across the street from the bank and Miss Marion Wordes, a school teacher, witnessed the accident. Emil Pegler, employed by Landlord Peter Weiler, was one of the first to hurry to the scene and in less than a minute a dozen were hurrying towards the scene of the fatal accident. Conductor Vet-Graves and Engineer Langlois, who were in charge of the train, hurried back and assisted in removing the injured to rooms in the Weiler hotel. Local physicians were summoned and hurried to the hotel while a message was sent to the company's surgeon in this city and he was hurried to the scene. An examination of the injuries sustained by Miss Brasser indicates that they were of a fatal nature. There was an injury at the base of the skull, the neck was broken and she had sustained a bad cut on the chin and lips. She was unconscious and remained so up to the time of her death. At one time while Marshal Walter Spranger was in the room she murmured, "O, dear, dear, dear," raised her hands towards her face as though to shut out some horrible sight and soon afterwards passed away.

The mother and intended son-in-law, Abraham Dulmes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dulmes, were taken to the home of friends in this village. The injuries in neither case are serious, though the shock to Mrs. Brasser may prove more serious than appears at present.

June 24th, last year, the husband of Mrs. Brasser was killed in a runaway accident on North Eighth street south of New Jersey avenue. At that time Mrs. Brasser in company with her husband and daughter Miss Hattie, were going towards their home a mile and a half south of the Six Corners. The horse became frightened at a Milwaukee Northern car and started at a lively pace down the hill. Finally Mr. Brasser stopped the animal and all danger seemed past when the bit broke and the animal dashed into the curbing. The occupants were thrown out and Mr. Brasser struck his head and sustained injuries from which he died at 3:40 the following morning at St. Nicholas hospital.

The Scene

Hundreds of people viewed the scene of the accident during the day. The box and axles of the carriage are lying up against the crossing sign, along the side of the street in Oostburg, while just beyond the platform to the south is the carriage top and further on the horse. A portion of the thills and some of the harness still remain attached to the animal.

Coroner Arrives

Coroner Feagan and District Attorney Collins arrived in Oostburg at 11:40 and steps were taken at once to prepare for the inquest. The body of the young lady was viewed, a list of names of witnesses secured and Under Sheriff Holling drew a jury which viewed the remains this afternoon after which the body was turned over to Undertaker Milton Hanchett of this city who had been summoned by the family.

Following the viewing of the body by the jurors an adjournment was taken to Saturday when the inquest will be held in the village hall. In order to eliminate expense jurors were drawn in the vicinity of Oostburg by the coroner. A list of names of sixteen witnesses were summoned including the members of the train crew, the agent, and those who witnesses the accident as well as the physicians who were called.

The most important witnesses at the inquest outside of the two survivors of the accident, will be Engineer Langlois, the Misses Lemkuil and Wordes, who witnessed the accident and Emil Pegler who was the first to arrive on the scene after the collision.

Does Good Work

Marshal Walter Spranger took charge of the affairs immediately after the accident, and by painstaking work secured the names of all the witnesses and was of material aid{?} to the coroner.

Deeply Deplored

The accident of this morning which resulted in the death of Miss Lena Brasser will be deeply deplored by the many friends of the family both in the neighborhood in which she lived and in this city. She was a great comfort to that bereaved mother who only last June was called upon to mourn for a husband who met death in a tragic manner. She was in the wagon at the time and today, hardly a year later she witnessed the tragic death of her daughter. Her cup of sorrow is filled to over flowing and in these sad and most trying hours she has the sympathy of a wide circle of friends.

Brasser Lena - The Sheboygan Press - March 2, 1911

Adjourned To Monday


The inquest to inquire when and by what means Miss Lena Brasser met her death will be held in the village hall at Oostburg Monday morning at 9 o'clock, Coroner Feagan in charge. The witnesses will be examined by District Attorney Collins. All of the members of the train, crew, and those who have any knowledge of the accident have been subpoenaed. It was planned to have the inquest Saturday but the funeral of the young lady will be held Saturday.

Brasser Lena - The Sheboygan Press - March 6, 1911

C & N. W. Held Liable For Oostburg Crossing Accident

Train Was Going Better Than Twenty-Five Miles and Hour is the Testimony of Every Witness Including The Engineer and Others - - Twelve Miles the Limit - - Many Witnesses Called To-day - - Nearly Thousand People Attend Inquest Over Remains of Miss Lena Brasser Held in Oostburg To-day.

The inquest today at Oostburg to fix the blame, if any, for the shocking crossing accident of last Wednesday, held the Chicago & North-western Railway Co. responsible for the death of Miss Lena Brasser holding that the limited in charge of Engineer David Langlois of North Fond du Lac and Sylvester Graves, conductor, was exceeding the speed fixed by law in passing through villages.

The jurors were Mathew Daane, Albert Te Stroete, Edward Harmelink, G. J. Grotenhous, J. W. Damkot and Sam Du Mez.

Immense Crowd

The inquest which was conducted by Coroner Peter Feagan of this city with District Attorney Collins questioning the witnesses was held in the opera house, and the attendance was fully 800, and at the afternoon session this number was even larger, estimated at 1000. The Northwestern Railway Co. was represented by one of the leading men in the claims department, giving evidence that the inquest was considered of much importance. Miss Hildebrand was the official reporter for the coroner.

Abraham Dulmes On Stand

At noon an adjournment was taken until 1 o'clock and at that hour Abraham Dulmes, one of the survivors of the accident, and who was engaged to Miss Brasser, was placed on the stand by District Attorney Collins. He gave his testimony and said he had no warning of the approach of the train, until the whistle was blown by the engineer just as the train was approaching the crossing and only a few feet away.

He made an effort to avoid the accident backing up the horse but the engine was upon him before he could do this.

Speed The Question

Of all the witnesses called there was not one placing the speed under 25 miles an hour. Engineer Langlois testified that the engine approached the crossing at fully 25 miles an hour, and that the emergency whistle was blown as soon as he noticed the vehicle approaching, then about twenty-five feet away from the track. He said the horse was on the crossing and the driver was endeavoring to back the animal out of danger and that when the collision occurred the front wheels were on the west rail and the horse was caught by the cowcatcher and carried along a considerable distance, while a portion of the engine caught the top of the buggy.

In part he testified:

"We left Sheboygan an hour and fifty-five minutes late and had a caution order to look out for a freight so that we made up no time between Sheboygan and Oostburg. The distance is ten miles and the train consisted of an engine, baggage, express, smoker and two Pullmans. The length of the train was about 500 feet. About a mile from the station we gave a whistle for Oostburg, one long, and when a quarter of a mile the crossing whistle. At that time we were running between 60 and 70 miles an hour but applied the service application and reduced the speed to 25 miles an hour. When I noticed the rig approaching, the horse trotting along towards the track I sounded the whistle, and applied the emergency but the lack of air made it impossible to avoid the accident."

The witness testified he was aware that trains could not exceed 12 miles an hour running through cities and villages but was of the opinion that Oostburg was not an incorporated village. He was asked as to the point where the train stopped, the length of the train and it developed that the engine went more than a thousand feet after the rig was discovered, and before the engine came to a stand still, Mr. Langlois said he did not see any one in the rig, which contained side and back curtains, and to his best knowledge no one looked out. He testified that he had been in the service of the road since 1879 and had been an engineer for 29 years.

Conductor Called

Sylvester Graves, conductor on the train, was called immediately after Mr. Langlois and his testimony corroborated that of Mr. Langlois. He said the train was proceeding south under caution orders and he noticed the jar to the train when Mr. Langlois slowed down in accordance with the instructions in the caution order to approach all stations at a slow speed. He testified that the bell was ringing all the way from Sheboygan, having an automatic device. As to the whistles blown he could not testify on this point as he seldom if ever paid any attention to them.

Turns Her Face Away

Miss Jennie Lemkuil the only person who actually saw the accident, outside the train crew and the occupants of the rig, was an important witness declaring that the train was approaching at great speed.

Miss Lemkuil, who is employed at the store of Sibelink & Wesselink, was just going up the steps leading into the store when she turned and saw the approaching engine and the horse on the track. Realizing that a collision was unavoidable, she turned her head to hide the sight. A second or two later she looked again and the train was by and the objects were lying in the street. Asked as to the speed at which the engine was going she answered, "About as fast as it possibly could go." The limited she said went faster than other trains through the village.

Hesselink Testifies

John Hesselink, of the firm of Siebelink & Hesselink, and who was first to reach the scene of the accident was an important witness, testified that the first thing to alarm him was the "nervous" whistle sounded near the crossing. His store adjoins the tracks and as he rushed past Miss Lemkuil who was entering the store she gave a scream. The train was by when he went outside and he discovered three persons lying in the ditch near the crossing. Abraham Dulmes called to me, "Where is Lena and Josie." He assisted Abraham up and others carried them into the hotel and medical aid was summoned. Mr. Hesselink said that about that time, as near as he could say, that the whistle was blown they were struck. As he came out he looked for the train but the rear end was passed the crossing. Mr. Hesselink paced off about 400 or 500 feet south of the Center street crossing. As to the speed he said it was going awful fast that morning.

Agent Testifies

Jacob Blow who has been agent as Oostburg for the past twelve years was the next witness called and testified that the train passed the depot at 8:03, an hour and fifty-five minutes late. Asked as to the speed at which the engine was going, he replied, "taking the distance into consideration where the engine stopped, I should say it was going quite fast." He believed that it could have been no less than 20 miles an hour. He also testified that this was the second crossing accident to occur in Oostburg, one Lohuis having been killed a number of years ago. He testified that he heard the emergency whistle and when he looked out saw a broken rig on the crossing and the people lying over in the ditch. He hurried to the scene and rendered what assistance he could.

Dr. Genter Called

Dr. Arthur Genter, who is the local surgeon for the Northwestern, and who was called that morning both by the company and Mrs. Brasser, testified as to the injuries which resulted in the death of Miss Lena Brasser. He gave it as his opinion that death was due to injuries at the base of the skull and injuries to the spinal cord. She was unconscious when he arrived at 9:30 and remained so up to the time of her death. He said there was no possible chance of saving her life.

Jake Wykhuis Called

Jake Wykhuis who was shoveling coal from a car on the side track at the time the limited came thundering past said the train was going at a high rate of speed. That he had remarked to the young man working with him at the time, "there would not be much of us left is that train ran into this car."

J. J .Theune, who was shoveling coal in the car with Jake Wykhuis corroborated the testimony as to the speed of the train and the statement of Wykhuis that in case of a collision there would not be much of them left.

Dr. Was Testifies

Dr. Was who was called to render medical aid immediately following the accident told of the fatal injuries which resulted in the death of Miss Brasser. He gave it as his opinion that death was due to the injuries at the base of the brain and to the spine. He said that she did not regain consciousness during the period which she lived and passed away while Dr. Genter and himself were present.

School Teachers

Miss Nellie Tautenhooft a school teacher in Oostburg who was on her way to school at the time of the accident said she was first attracted by the approaching train when she heard it roaring down in the swamp north of the village. She said that she felt alarm for the school children and kept her eyes on the crossing. She saw the engine and the horse with its head up in the air and then the train was by. She did not hear a bell or whistle and closed her testimony with the statement that "the train was going faster then she had seen other trains go."

Miss Marian Wordes likewise on her way to school heard the approaching train, saw the horse, and then the engine but what transpired she could not say as the train cut off her view. When she looked again the train was passed and a throng of people were hurrying towards the point where she had last seen the horse, or a few feet south of that point. Asked as to the speed of the train, Miss Wordes said: "something seemed to hold me and as I stood still in the street I noticed the train and its speed. I heard just one whistle and then the train went over the crossing."

Peter Hendricks

Peter Hendricks who lives back of the fire station and immediately adjoining the point where the train stopped, was an important witness. He has lived in the village for years and has seen or heard the limited pass through the village daily. He gave it as his opinion that the train was going between forty and fifty miles an hour. When he first looked out the horse was but three or four feet from the tracks and the approaching train was near the depot. He did not hear the bells or the whistle but was inside at the time looking through the window.

D. Hartman, John Brethauer, the cashier at the bank, and James Wykhuis were the last witnesses to be put on before the morning adjournment. They testified as to the speed of the train as based on their judgement.

Similarity

The crossing accident at Oostburg and the street car accident in this city of Feb. 9 have a similarity in one respect. In this city the motorman applied the emergency but it failed to work through a dead wire. At Oostburg, the engineer had exhausted a good portion of the air in the chamber, by his previous efforts to slow down and when the rig was noticed, there was little or no air to bring the engine to a stop. Both resorted to the final remedy, but in one instance it was a dead wire while in the other it was a lack of air.

Lena Brasser - The Sheboygan Press - March 9, 1911

Her Full Recovery Doubtful

Mrs. J. Brasser An Invalid


Unable To Walk and is Suffering From a Nervous Breakdown - - Abraham Dulmes Far From Well Man.

Mrs. J. Brasser who was seriously injured in the Oostburg crossing accident is still confined to the house and will be for several weeks, and it is doubtful is she will ever regain her health.

She is unable to stand alone and from the date of the accident up to the present time has been unable to sleep and as a result this is telling upon her. The shock is one that will remain with her a long time and she can still picture the accident, with the locomotive or iron steed hurling them into the air.

A woman at her age does not recover from injuries as readily as a younger person and then there is the shock in the death of her daughter, Miss Lena Brasser, who was picked up unconscious and died an hour and a half afterwards in the Weiler house without regaining consciousness. Abraham Dulmes, the young man who was engaged to the daughter and was the driver of the horse at the time, is suffering from shock, has severe headaches and evidences a loss of memory. It will be a long time before he will recover fully, if he ever does.

Will Take Action

The Village board of Oostburg will take steps at once to have gates installed at Oostburg and it is not at all unlikely that the company will request and act promptly in the matter. This is the second accident in Oostburg on the crossing and it is more than likely the company will be as anxious as the village board to have protection there in the future. The importance of the recent affair, in the eyes of the company, is shown by the fact that Mr. Piersol, second assistant claim agent was rushed to the village and remained on the scene until after the inquest.


Hattie Brown - The Sheboygan Press - November 7, 1910
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Pioneer Called To Her Reward

The telegram announcing the death of Mrs. Hattie Brown, widow of the late Dr. John Junias Brown which occurred at Chicago, caused wide spread sorrow among her wide circle of friends in Sheboygan.

Death occurred at noon, Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. W. Van Valkenburg, 3104 South Park street where she had been for the past month visiting with relatives and friends. A week ago she was taken ill with pneumonia and this with heart trouble resulted in her death Saturday. The remains were brought to this city at 9:05 Sunday evening and taken to the family residence at 315 St. Clair avenue, and the funeral will be held from the Episcopal church at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning, the Rev. Fr. Curtiss day afternoon - sic the Rev. Fr. Curtiss officiating with interment in Wildwood cemetery.

Mrs. Brown was 65 years of age and has resided here since 1871 when she was married to Dr. Brown, who preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. S. W. Van Valkenberg, a son Frank H. Brown, both of Chicago and Miss Mary Brown, a daughter residing at home.

Mrs. Brown was a noble woman and her death is mourned by a large following of friends. She was ever kind and considerate for those about her and took great pleasure in contributing to the wants of others. She was a devout Christian, being a member of the Episcopal church of this city with which she had been identified for a great many years. Her Christian character was manifest in her every day life and her final summons home found her prepared. The bereaved family have the sympathy of their many friends in this hour of their bereavement in the death of this dear one in the home.

Mrs. Brown was born in Hartford, Connecticut, Feb. 24, 1845. Her husband, the late Dr. Brown, was one of the pioneers of Sheboygan county coming here in 1846. Though locating on a farm near the city he followed his chosen profession until the war broke out when he aided in raising troops. He was commissioned Lieut.-Colonel, and served in the civil war until disabled by a sunstroke at Vicksburg. He was never a well man from that time and later paralysis developed. Dr. Brown gave much of his time to research work, acquiring a world wide reputation for his scientific work. He visited the West India Islands and adjacent countries in the search of shells and his mammoth collection was afterwards given to Lawrence University where it is to remain permanently.

The Sheboygan Press - November 8, 1910

The funeral services attending the burial of Mrs. Harriet L. Brown, 315 St. Clair avenue, were held at 9:30 this morning from the house and 10 o'clock from Grace Episcopal church, the Rev. Fr. Curtis officiating. Interment took place in Wildwood cemetery.

The pall bearers were Otis Clark, P. H. Peacock, Edward Farrell, John Sell, A. D. DeLand, and L. E. Reed.


LaVerne Burhop - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - February 26, 1969 - p.10
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Mrs. LaVerne C. Burhop, 57, of 402 Juniper Dr., Black River, died Tuesday at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for the past five weeks.

Born July 25, 1911, in Sheboygan, the daughter of the late Arthur and Theresa Mueller, she attended Franklin School and Sheboygan High School and on Nov. 10, 1930, married Edgar C. Burhop.

She had been employed as a clerk at the H. C. Prange Co. until her retirement in March of 1968 because of ill health.

She was married to Edgar C. Burhop on Nov. 10, 1930.

Mrs. Burhop was a charter member of Christ Lutheran Church in Black River, its Ladies Aid Society and altar committee, and also was a charter member of the Black River Advancement Association.

Survivors are her husband; a son Edgar M. of Oconomowoc; a daughter, Mrs. Roger {Nancy} Berger of Park Ridge, Ill.; six brothers, LeRoy of Sheboygan Falls, Harley, Henry, Myron, Carlos and Ronald, all of Sheboygan; two sisters, Mrs. Clarence {Carol} Strysick of Sheboygan and Mrs. Parvin {Bernice} Riley of Bridgeton, N.J.; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Christ Lutheran Church with the Rev. Arthur Dingel, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Lutheran cemetery.

Friends may call at the Ramm Funeral Home from 4 p.m. Thursday to 10:30 a.m. Friday, and then at the church from noon until the time of services.


Edgar Carl Burhop - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - November 21, 1989 - p.9
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Edgar Burhop, 84, of 611 N. Water St., died unexpectedly Sunday, Novemeber 19, 1989 at his home.

Edgar was born November 6, 1905 in Sheboygan, a son of the late Friedrich and Emma Adam Burhop. He attended Sheboygan public schools.

On November 10, 1930 Edgar was united in marriage to LaVerne Mueller in Waukegan, Ill. LaVerne died February 25, 1969. In January of 1981, Edgar was united in marriage to Elizabeth Zurheide in Sheboygan. Elizabeth died September 26, 1984. Edgar was a charter member and elder of Christ Lutheran Church and for many years had been active in its choir. He was a member of the Black River Advancement Association and a charter member of the Town of Wilson Fire Department. Before retiring, Edgar was employed at the county courthouse for many years.

Survivors include one son, Edgar {Mary} Burhop, of Oconomowoc, WI; one daughter, Mrs. Nancy {Roger} Berger, of Redondo Beach, CA; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; ten step-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. George {Sylvia} Edler, of Sheboygan and Mrs. Hubert {Dorothy} Aggen, of Manitowoc, WI. Edgar was preceded in death by one sister.

Funeral services for Edgar will be Wednesday, at 11 a.m., at Christ Lutheran Church. The Rev. Arthur Dingel, pastor, will officiate. Entombment will take place in Garden Terrace Mausoleum. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday, from 9 a.m. until the time of services.

A memorial fund has been established in Edgar's name for Christ Lutheran Church.

Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Louise Braun - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - May 4, 1914
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Mrs. Wm. F. Braun Nee Hahn Summoned

Death takes place at family residence in this city


Mrs. Wm. F. Braun, formerly Miss Louise Hahn , died Sunday at the family residence 327 Niagara avenue, following a lingering illness, dissolution being due to nehpritis uraemia.

During the past six years she had resided in Oregon, but returned to this city eight months ago and though everything known to medical science was done for her, she gradually grew worse. She was born in Manitowoc and resided in this city for a number of years, and had a large acquaintances who will regret to learn of her untimely death. Mr. Braun is identified with the Phoenix Chair Co., and had been for the past ten years, spending much time in Oregon, where they made their home for a time. Mrs. Braun was a member of the local chapter of the Eastern Star.

Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Frederic and Nohl, three brothers Anwin, William and Gustav and one sister Miss Emma.

The funeral services will be held Wednesday morning form the house at 10 o'clock and interment will take place in Wildwood Cemetery.


Mrs. William H. Burhop - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - September 16, 1946 - p. 8
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Mrs. Burhop Is Summoned; Plan Rites Wednesday

Mrs. William H. Burhop, 1416 Pennsylvania avenue, passed away Sunday afternoon at Sheboygan Memorial hospital after having been confined there for three months. She was 72 years old.

A life-long resident of Sheboygan county, Mrs. Burhop was born Sept. 29, 1873, at Franklin, the daughter of John and Mary Gerber. She was married Oct. 21, 1893, to William Burhop at Trinity Lutheran church.

The couple resided all their life in the city's sixth ward. Mrs. Burhop was a member of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran church.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Harold {Irma} Mueller, Kohler, and one son, Arno R. Burhop, Sheboygan; four granchildren, Mrs. Milton {Betty} Boedt, Kenneth and Richard Burhop and Carol Mueller; one sister, Mrs. Charles Hintz, Sheboygan, and four brothers, Edward and Benjamin, Sheboygan, Anton, Sheboygan Falls, and Richard, Chicago, Ill.

Mr. Burhop died June 26, 1938. Three brothers also preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a. m. Wednesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Mueller, 420 Audubon road, Kohler. The Rev. William M. Czamanske, pastor of St. Mark's Lutheran church, will officiate, and interment will be made on the family lot in Wildwood cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the Harold Mueller residence from 7 o'clock this evening until the hour of the services.


Blanche Barthels - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - January 27, 1975 - P. 10
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Mrs. Blanche Barthels, 75, a resident of Heritage Nursing Center, widow of Louis, died at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital early Sunday after a prolonged illness. She formerly resided at 1131 N. 29th St.

The former Blanche Clark, she was born in Corning, Ark., March 20, 1899, a daughter of the late Charles and Roselle Clark.

She came to Sheboygan as a child.

On Aug. 24, 1921, she married Mr. Barthels in Kohler. He died in 1969.

She was a member of Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are three sons, Carl of Lakewood, Colo., Frederick of Kohler and Kenneth of Oostburg; two daughters, Miss Bernice Barthels of Sheboygan Falls and Mrs. Harold {Beverly} Bauer of Sheboygan; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, John Roerdink of Oostburg and Emil Roerdink of Sheboygan, and a sister, Mrs. Harvey Wagner of Sheboygan.

She was preceded in death by a grandchild and brother.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Nickel's Funeral Home, the Rev. John Hilbelink, pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

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

A memorial fund has been established in Mrs. Barthels' name for Grace Presbyterian Church.


Helen Bundschuh - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - January 27, 1975 - P. 10
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Mrs. Michael {Helen} Bundschuh, 76, a resident of Sunny Ridge, died at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital early Sunday morning. She formerly resided at 2519 Henry St.

She was born in Germany on May 2, 1898, daughter of the late Walter and Augusta Walgowiack. In 1921, she was married to Otta {sic} Baumgardt in Germany. They came this country in 1925, settling in Ripon. He died in 1952.

She was married to Mr. Bundschuh in Sheboygan on April 16, 1955, and resided here ever since.

Mrs. Bundschuh was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, its Ladies Aid, and the Senior Citizens Club. She was a member of St. Paul Frauen Verein, where she had served as secretary for many years.

Surviving are her husband; a son, Herbert Baumgardt of Ripon, a grandchild and a brother, Richard of Ripon.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Our Savior Church, with the Rev. William Redeker, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery.

Friends may call at Nickel's Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. today and at the church from 9 a.m. Tuesday until time of services.

A memorial fund has been established in Mrs. Bundschuh's name for Our Savior Church.

Members of the St. Paul Frauen Verein are to meet at the church at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday to attend services.


Michelle L. Bailey - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - January 27, 1975 - P. 10
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Michelle Louise Bailey, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bailey, 4712 County Trunk Y, Town of Sheboygan, died at birth on Sunday night at St. Nicholas Hospital.

Surviving are her parents; a brother, Michael at home; and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Canisius, Sheboygan.

Committal services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Plymouth Woodlawn Cemetery, the Rev. Gale A. Sinift, Sheboygan, officiating.

Wittkopp Funeral Home, Plymouth, is in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Lloyd Brigham - November 11, 1961 - Oshkosh Northwestern
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Mrs. Lloyd Brigham, 72, formerly of Oshkosh died unexpectedly Friday at 8:45 a.m. at her home in Sheboygan.

Born April 7, 1889, in Beloit, she was the daughter of Thomas and Bertha Barr. She attended public schools here abd graduated from Oshkosh Normal School, now Oshkosh State College.

Her first husband, Col. James G. Lampert, died in service with the Army in France during World War I. On May 27, 1924, she was married to Lloyd R. Brigham at Bayfield, where they lived until moving to Sheboygan in 1931.

Mrs. Brigham was a member of First Congregational Church, Sheboygan, Martha Chapter of the church and Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving in addition to her husband are one son, Maj. Gen. James B. Lampert, Alexandria, VA.; one brother, Edward B. Barr, Winnetka, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Aldis L. Brigham, Lansing, Mich.; and three grandchildren. One sister preceded in death.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at First Congregational Church, Sheboygan, with interment in Wildwood Cemetery there.

Friends may call at Ballhorn Funeral Home, Sheboygan, after 2 p.m. Sunday.


Marie Bahr - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - May 15, 1989 - p.13
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Mrs. Marie Bahr, age 83, formerly of 2528 N. 12th St., Sheboygan, died Sunday, May 14, 1989 at the Meadowview Manor Nursing Home. She was a resident there for the past four years.

The former Marie Meser was born September 28, 1905 in Russia, the daughter of the late John and Katherine Goebel Meser. She came to Sheboygan with her parents in 1913.

On August 7, 1926 she married Elmer Bahr of Sheboygan. The couple were married at St. Paul Lutheran Church. He preceded in death April 6, 1959.

A member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and the Optimist Club.

Mrs. Bahr is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James and Jean Bahr of Sheboygan; three daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Albert {LaVerne} Herwig of Sheboygan, Mrs. Wayne {Jean} Buhk of De Land, Fla., and Mrs. Roger {Doris} Opegenorth of Sheboygan Falls; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, brothers and sisters.

Private funeral services will be held Monday at the Ballhorn Chapels. Rev. Allan Kretchmar, associate pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery.

A memorial is established in her name for Sheboygan Lutheran High School.


Elmer F. Bahr - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - April 7, 1959 - p.1
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Sgt. Bahr Of Safety Patrol Dies Suddenly

Police Sgt. Elmer F. Bahr, youth officer of the Sheboygan Police Department and director of its school traffic safety patrol, died suddenly Monday night.

The man who was affectionately known as "Sergeant Bahr" to thousands of school children in the community, was stricken with an apparent heart attack at his home, 2528 N. 12th St., at 8:45 p.m.

In apparent good health, he had been on duty as usual all day Monday.

Bahr, 52, a member of the police force for 26 years, was promoted to the rank of sergeant and placed in charge of the department's special services division two years ago.

"Outstanding Officer"

He was responsible for the citywide safety patrols and the promotion of traffic and pedestrian safety through the schools and civic programs that had brought Sheboygan state andd national recognition in recent years.

Police Chief Steen W. Heimke saluted Bahr today as "an outstanding police officer."

"The Sheboygan Police Department and the citizens of Sheboygan have suffered a great loss," Heimke said. "Every school child loved him for his kindness and gentleness.

"Sgt. Bahr gave unselfishly of his time and efforts to help promote all phases of law enforcement, paticularly in the field of school safety.

"The City of Sheboygan has benefitted for having such an able, devoted police officer in its service. His many accomplishments in youth activities will remain as a living memorial to his devotion to duty."

Sgt. Bahr did not initiate Sheboygan's school safety patrol but he developed the program since 1949 when he succeeded former Officer Frank J. Tyson who organized the patrol in the early 1940s and served as its first director.

Record Cited

The outstanding record compiled by the local school safety patrol since its inception has been repeatedly cited by state and national safety councils and today is pointed up as a model for other communities.

In addition to his work as a police officer, Bahr was in charge of youth activities for the Sheboygan Optimist Club and served as the adult adviser of the Junior Optimist Club.

He was an ex-officio member of the 19-member Sheboygan Public Safety Advisory Committee which is headed by Mayor John Bolgert as chairman.

Born July 1, 1906, in Sheboygan, a son of the late Ferdinand and Emma {Gartman} Bahr, he attended Jefferson School and Sheboygan High School and was confirmed at St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Church.

On Aug. 7, 1926, he was married to Miss Marie Meser at St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

Joining the Sheboygan police force in 1933 as a patrolman, Bahr was named director of the department's school traffic safety patrol when Officer Tyson retired in 1949.

In May, 1957, his promotion to the rank of sergeant was approved by the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners and Chief Heimke designated Sgt. Bahr as youth officer of the force.

Many Duties

His duties included supervision over bicycle licensing, inspection and testing, crime prevention programs, junior safety councils, community programs, youth employment aids and assistance to other youth-serving agencies.

Sgt. Bahr served as liaison officer between the police department, schools, church and home and put into operation a number of measures aimed at preventing juvenile delinquency.

He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Survivors are his wife; one son, James, Sheboygan; three daughters, Mrs. Albert {LaVerne} Helwig, Sheboygan, Mrs. Wayne {Jean} Buhk, West Allis, and Miss Doris, at home, and five grandchildren.

He also is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Peter {Lydia} Van Steele, Oostburg, Mrs. Carl {Emma} Behnke and Mrs. Frank {Estelle} Saye, Sheboygan, and Mrs. Vincent {Dora} Jasenovec, Milwaukee, and five brothers, Oscar and Chester Bahr, Sheboygan, Gordon of La Crosse, Ferdinand of Monterey Park, Calif., and August of Amherst, Wis.

Three brothers {Herbert} preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels with the Rev. Hans Tornow, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, and Norman Schinkel, vicar of St. Paul Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in the family lot in Lutheran Cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the funeral chapel after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Funeral - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - April 10, 1959 - p.10

Police Sgt. Elmer Bahr


Funeral services for Police Sgt. Elmer F. Bahr, 52, of 2528 N. 12th St., who died Monday following a heart attack, were held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels.

The Rev. Hans Tornow, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, and Vicar Norman Schinkel of St. Paul Lutheran Church, officiated, and burial was in Lutheran Cemetery.

During the service two songs were sung by Elroy Begalke, "Be Still My Soul," and "Abide With Me."

Pallbearers, all police officers, were Joseph Lang, Marvin Neese, Eugene Spelshaus, Ernst Dippold, Donald Jacobchick and Fred Reiss.

An honor guard was formed at the funeral home and cemetery by representatives of the following police units: Sheboygan, Kohler, Sheboygan Falls, Plymouth, Elkhart Lake, Manitowoc, Two Rivers, Port Washington and West Bend Police Departments, Sheboygan and Manitowoc County Sheriffs' Departments, and the State Highway Patrol.

Representatives of the school safety patrol, Junior Optimist Club, and city officials also attended the services.

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Safety Patrol Members from schools throughout the city paid their last respects Thursday to the late Sgt. Elmer Bahr, who had become known to thousands of school children here as director of the school safety patrol program in Sheboygan. Some 50 children, representing safety patrol organizations at their respective schools, gathered at Fountain Park at 1 p.m. Thursday, marched to the funeral home, where the body of the popular police officer lay in state, and filed into the funeral home as pictured above to pay their respects. Six safety patrol members remained to take part later in rites at the cemetery.


Heinrich Bill - The Sheboygan Press - December 6, 1910
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Falls To His Death

Heinrich BILL, an Austrian, employed at the plant of the C. Reiss Coal Co., sustained injuries by a fall Monday afternoon which resulted in his death at St. Nicholas hospital this morning.

Bill was employed on the tramway opening a clutch which uploads the cars and delaying on the tramway he was struck by another car which followed and was hurled a distance of thirty feet to the ground. He was picked up by his fellow employees and taken in the ambulance to the hospital. The physicians summoned made an examination and ascertained that his injuries were of a fatal nature. The jaw bone was broken in two places, and his left leg and arm were broken while he sustained internal injuries.

The body was removed to the undertaking parlors of M. Kroos & Son and Coroner Feagan notified. Upon viewing the body and ascertaining some details relative to the accident he deemed it advisable to hold an inquest and the following jurors were drawn: Edward Meyer, Henry Maas, George Schmidt, Edward Tousley, H. Wedemeyer, And O. Neumeister. The inquest will be held tomorrow. The arrangements for the funeral have not been completed but it is quiet likely the services will be held tomorrow afternoon.


Peter J. Brill - The Sheboygan Press - April 19, 1911
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Peter J. Brill Meets Death Under Wheels


North Bound Freight Engine Kills President of Village of Oostburg at 8:22 This Morning - - A Man Loved and Respected By All, His Tragic Death is Deplored.

A pall hangs over the village of Oostburg, caused by the tragic death of President Peter J. Brill, a man without an enemy, loved and respected by everyone.

A wrecked mind, the result of illness of some standing, caused him to hurl his body in front of a north bound freight train in charge of Engineer McPherson at 8:22 this morning just south of the Oostburg crossing, and immediately in the rear of the residence of Henry Te Ronde.

About 7:50 Mr. Brill left his home and walking as far as the C. & N. W. right of way, started south down the tracks. He walked like a man who was under great strain. His head was down and his hands were in his pockets. James Wykhuis and Henry Lemkuil who noticed him going along the track, remarked that it seemed strange to see him going down the track. As the long whistle was blown for Oostburg Mr. Brill was noticed to look up and shortly after this stepped to the left of the track. When the engine was about fifty feet away he hurled himself in front of the engine. His head was crushed and death was instantaneous. Engineer McPherson, who witnesses the accident, brought his iron steed to a stop and the train crew hastened to the point where the body was lying. Conductor Newton dispatched one of his men for a physician and Dr. Was arrived on the scene shortly afterwards. Police Justice Walter Sprangers was summoned and took charge of the body and it was removed to the undertakers and is being prepared for burial.

Dr. Was was delegated to break the news to the wife and little son Harvey, who is but eight years of age.

District Attorney Collins and Coroner Feagan were notified of the sad accident and left on a morning car for Oostburg. Papers found on the person, and of a private nature, gave ample information that death was premeditated on the part of Mr. Brill. These papers were taken in charge by Mr. Collins and will be turned over to the wife.

Loved And Respected

Peter J. Brill was born in the town of Holland 55 years ago, next Monday being his birthday and was a son of the late John Isaac Brill, known to the pioneers of this county. He grew to manhood in that town and continued as a resident until he sold out to his brother, Abraham J. Brill, and moved to the village of Oostburg in 1909. The following spring he was elected president, and at the last election, was re-elected without opposition, receiving a unanimous vote. He had been a sufferer from stomach trouble for several years past, and within the past two weeks remarks made to friends aroused their suspicions that his mind was affected. He labored under the delusion that many people of the village board was {sic} opposed to him. This was but the workings of a disordered mind, for President Brill did not have an enemy, either in the village or on the board. He was a man who would not knowingly do a wrongful act, and was the soul of honor. A man of the highest type, and who took too seriously the affairs connected with the office of village president. This was his failing, but it was deserving of commendation. Monday night he tendered his resignation to the village board, and no efforts on the part of the members could make him change his determination to resign. He has made one of the best presidents that village has ever had, and his tragic death was a shock to everyone, not alone in Oostburg but in this city where he had many friends.

Peter Brill of a few weeks ago and the Peter Brill of this morning were two different men. He was careful to avoid discussing matters pertaining to the village in his home, and the wife and sorrowing son, had no occasion to believe he contemplated life destruction, or even that he was worrying. He accepted the office as a public trust - he was an ideal president and his death brings gloom.

A good man has been summoned home. His tragic ending is a severe blow to those near and dear to him, but they are mindful of the fact that if he was in good health, his mind not impaired, nothing of the kind would have occurred.

Last week his brother Abraham had a long talk with him, but he referred to nothing that would lead him to believe that he contemplated the rash act. Only a remark dropped here and there among those of the village aroused suspicions and then they were quickly dispelled by a change of subject.

The Press joins with the many friends of the family in extending words of comfort to the sorrowing widow, his son, and brothers and sister who survive.

Mr. Brill is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Brill, nee Beernink, one son Harvey, a brother Abraham J. residing in the town of Holland, two and a half miles west of the village, J. Brill of Oostburg and a sister, Mrs. Sarah Oppeneer of the town of Holland.


Mrs. Cornelias Back {nee: Faas} - Sheboygan Daily Press - Thursday - August 5, 1909
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Death Of Mrs. C. Back

Mrs. Cornelias Back, an esteemed old resident of Sheboygan county, died early Monday morning, Aug. 2, 1909, at the home of her daughter Mrs. Garret Mulder, about a mile north of the village on Green Bay road, where she had been under her daughter's care for the past three weeks. The deceased, whose maiden name was Faas, was born in New York state June 6, 1843 and was therefore 63 years old. She was united in marriage forty-eight years ago in Oostburg, to Mr. Back, who together with nine children survive as follows: Mrs. Garret Mulder, Mrs. Ed Vandermolen, Mrs. Steve Peters, Mrs. Kryn Nansen, Peter, Ed, Leonard, Ben and John Back. The funeral took place today at 12:00 o'clock at the house and at one o'clock at the Dutch Reformed church, the Rev. John Tietems officiating. Interment in the Falls cemetery.


August Block - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - December 7, 1951 - p. 6
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August Block, 77, of Hilbert, passed away suddenly at his home at 5:30 p.m., Thursday.

He was born Sept. 3, 1874, in the town of Schleswig and on April 6, 1896, was married in the town of Gibson to Miss Helena Berg. The couple lived on a farm in the town of Chilton until 1923 when they moved to a farm in the town of Harrison, five miles west of Hilbert. Ten years ago they moved to the village.

Very active in civic affairs, Mr. Block served as village treasurer for several years until his retirement due to ill health.

Survivors include: his wife; five daughter, Mrs. Edwin Ehrlich of Kaukauna, Mrs. Harold Reed of Milwaukee, Mrs. Edward Koffarnus of Chilton, Mrs. Riley Bishop of Sherwood and Miss Verna Block of Neenah; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services have been tentatively set for Monday afternoon at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Hilbert.

The body will lie in state at the Techtman-Wieting Funeral home, Hilbert, from 2 p.m., Saturday, until the hour of services.


Roy Begalke - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - December 17, 1951 - p. 10
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Roy Begalke, aged 47, passed away at his home, 2517 N. 12th St., at 12:15 on Sunday morning after a lingering illness.

He was born in Milwaukee on March 20, 1904, coming to Kohler when he was a child, where he resided until 1926. His marriage to Adela Grupe took place in Cleveland, Wis., on December 30, 1926, and the couple have resided in this city since that time. Mr. Begalke was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Before his illness Mr. Begalke was an employee of the Kingsbury Breweries Co. where he was employed for a period of twenty-five years. Having enjoyed the outdoors, one of his greatest interests in life was hunting and fishing at which he spent many happy hours.

Survivors are his wife, two sons, Elroy of Sheboygan, Ronald at home; one daughter, Dolores at home; two grandchildren, Nancy Jane and Dawn; his mother, Mrs. Emma Mundt of Milwaukee, and one sister, Miss Laura Mundt of Milwaukee.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church with Rev. Emmanuel Malkow officiating. Friends may call at Nickel’s Funeral Home from 7:30 o’clock tonight until 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday when the body will be removed to the church and lie in state from noon until the time of services.

The Sheboygan Press – Thursday, December 20, 1951 – P. 14

Funeral services for Roy Begalke, 47, of 2517 N. 12th St., who passed away at his home on Sunday morning, were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran church with the Rev. Emmanuel Malkow officiating. Burial took place in the Lutheran cemetery.

During the services school children of St. Paul’s school under the direction of Martin Bangert sang “Abide With Me” and “For Me to Live is Jesus”.

Pallbearers were Vincent Churney, Gordon Trester, Otto Markgraf, Joseph Hilgar, Carl Halleen and William Kasten, Sr.


Helen Balkins - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - December 19, 1951 - p. 16
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Former Friendship House Matron, Miss Balkins, Dies

Miss Helen Balkins, 97, believed to be Sheboygan’s oldest woman resident, matron of Friendship House during a 17-year span, died Tuesday night at Memorial Hospital. She had been taken there on Friday.

Oostburg was her birthplace on May 17, 1854, and she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Balkins. The early years of her long, useful life were spent in Cedar Grove. Sheboygan was her place of residence for approximately 57 years. Those years were dedicated to children of the community and of foreign countries for whom she knit hundreds of pairs of mittens and socks and made baby quilts.

Her outstanding service was to Friendship House, then called the Home for the Friendless, where she was the matron from 1909 to 1926. When she took charge of the home, it occupied rented quarters on Pennsylvania Ave. Two years later, the present home at 721 Ontario Ave., was purchased by the Kohler family and dedicated to the memory of J. M. Kohler, the first president of the Home for the Friendless. Miss Balkins was the second matron of the home, successor to A. Hoehne.

When she retired, the announcement carried this statement: “Miss Balkins’ thrifty ways, her love of children, her unselfish, strong Christian character have made her a valuable head of such an institution. During her residence at the home she has cared for many hundreds of little children and unfortunate women and girls.”

Children loved her and they called her “Happy”. At one of her birthdays, when she was matron, the children erected a platform, arranged a throne and crowned her Queen of May. Her birthdays in later years were always occasions for many of the boys and girls, grown to manhood and womanhood, to call upon her, the woman who was their friend throughout her life.

Her interest in children was shown in other ways. She had a non-denominational Sunday School, called the White Front Mission, which was on Pennsylvania Ave. Sunday afternoons for some years she conducted classes at Zion House.

In the church she served and of which she was the oldest member, Hope Reformed, she taught Sunday School for many years, retiring at 85. She belonged to the Mission Society, the Sewing Circle and a Mission Group of Holland women. Her faithfulness to the church was shown by her attendance of services. At one time she had had a record of 11-1/2 years of perfect attendance at Sunday School and church.

The motherly interest she had in many individuals and her long-time record of service to Hope Reformed Church was given recognition in April, 1946, when Carillonic bells, the gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harry TeSelle, were dedicated in her honor.

Survivors are eight nephews and two nieces who live in Sheboygan, Florida, California and Texas. Elmer Teumer, who was committed to the care of Mill Balkins by his mother before her death, she considered as her son. He lived with her for 20 years, after she left Friendship House, until his marriage. His two daughters were looked upon by her as grandchildren. Parents, brothers, sisters and one nephew of Miss Balkin preceded her in death. She was the surviving member of her family.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock on Friday afternoon at Hope Reformed Church and burial will be in the family lot in Gibbsville cemetery. The Rev. Henry J. Vermeer will officiate. The body may be viewed at Ballhorn Funeral Chapels from 3 o’clock on Thursday afternoon until Friday morning at 11. Between 12 to 2 o’clock, it may be seen at the church.

The Sheboygan Press – Saturday, December 22, 1951 – P. 8

Funeral services for Miss Helen Balkins, 97, of 1130 Geele Ave., retired matron of Friendship House for 17 years, who died Tuesday, were held Friday.

The Rev. Henry L. Vermeer, pastor, conducted services at Hope Reformed church at 2 p.m. Burial rites were conducted at the grave in Gibbsville cemetery.

Pallbearers were Harry TeSelle, Dan Smies, Charles Voorhans, Arthur Jensen, Eli Vander Ploeg and Harvey E. Teumer.


Hugo W. Blanke - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - December 21, 1951 - p. 6
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Hugo W. Blanke, 71, passed away suddenly at his home in the town of Plymouth at 4 a.m., today.

He was born on April 22, 1880, in the town of Plymouth, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Christian Blanke. On Oct. 30, 1903, he married Miss Frieda Dassow. The couple operated a farm in the town of Plymouth until assuming operation of a filling station and grocery store on Highway 23, three miles east of Plymouth.

Mr. Blanke was a member of the Salem Evangelical and Reformed (Plank Road) church. He was also affiliated with the brotherhood of that congregation.

The survivors include his wife; two sons, Henry of the town of Plymouth and Elton of the town of Sheboygan; two daughters, Mrs. Edward (Arlisle) York of Long Island, N.Y., and Mrs. Arno (Mildred) Schulz of Plymouth. Six grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Otto Hofschild, town of Plymouth, also remain. One sister and six brothers preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Monday, at the Salem Evangelical and Reformed (Plank Road) church with the Rev. Otto Menke, pastor, officiating. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the Wittkopp Funeral home at Plymouth from 3 p.m., Sunday, to 11 a.m., Monday. The body will lie in state at the church from noon to the time of services on Monday.

The Sheboygan Press – Thursday, December 27, 1951 – P. 8

Funeral services for Hugo Blanke of the town of Plymouth were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, at the Salem Evangelical and Reformed (Plank Road) Church in the town of Sheboygan Falls. The Rev. Otto Menke, pastor, officiated and burial was made in the church cemetery.

During the services a quartet, composed of Roland Thomas, Earl Fahl, Amos Prietzel and Frederick Menke, accompanied by Mrs. Otto Menke, sang “Jesus Saviour Pilot Me” and “The Christian’s Good Night.”

The pallbearers were William Prietzel, William DeMunck, William Waterman, Oscar TerMaat, Charles Laack and Edwin Laack.


Alex Beyer - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - December 21, 1951 - p. 6
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Alex Beyer, 70, of 2214 N. 23rd St., passed away at the Sheboygan Memorial hospital early this morning after a short illness following a heart attack.

The body was removed to Nickel’s Funeral home. Further particulars will appear in Saturday’s paper.

The Sheboygan Press – Saturday, December 22, 1951 – P. 8

Alex Beyer, aged 70, of 2214 N. Twenty-third St., passed away at the Memorial Hospital at 2:15 a.m., Friday at the Sheboygan Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

He was born in Poland on February 5, 1881, where his marriage to Adeline Lachman took place in 1904. He came to this country in 1912 and living at Gillette. His family later joined him in 1922 when they resided in Oconto Falls and they have mad their home in this city since 1934. Mr. Beyer was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Survivors are his wife, four sons, Charles and Edmund of Lena, Julius of Oconto Falls, Herbert of Sheboygan; and twenty grandchildren. Three brothers, William of Chicago, Emil and Ludwig of Canada and two sisters, Mrs. Amelia Haase of Russia and Mrs. Pauline Kube of Canada also survive him. His parents and one sister and two brothers preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church with Rev. Emmanuel Malkow officiating. Burial will take place in the Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call at Nickel’s Funeral Home from 7:30 on Saturday evening, until 11 a.m. on Monday when the body will be removed to St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and lie in state from noon until the time of services.


Dorothy Dottai Balde - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - December 24, 1951 - p. 16
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Mrs. Dorothy Dottai Balde, 65, of Route 1, Plymouth, wife of Henry Balde, died late Sunday night at her farm home in the town of Lima. She had been in ill health for three months.

Born Oct. 7, 1886, in Orbach, Russia, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dottai, she was married to Henry Balde on Feb. 21, 1908. The couple came to the United States, directly to Sheboygan, in 1912.

They made their home in Sheboygan for 20 years and since 1922 operated a farm in the town of Lima. Mrs. Balde was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Reformed church at Plymouth.

Only immediate survivors are: her husband; one son, Frederick, Route 1, Plymouth; and six grandchildren. Another son, Henry, preceded her in death Dec. 27, 1945.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, at Trinity Lutheran church, Sheboygan, with the Rev. Karl Schulz, pastor, and the Rev. Herbert Baxmann, pastor of St. John’s Lutheran church, Plymouth, officiating. Burial will be in the family lot in Lutheran cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the Ballhorn Funeral chapels from 11 a.m., Tuesday, until 11 a.m., Wednesday, and at the church from Wednesday noon until the hour of services.

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Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Balde, 65, who passed away Sunday morning at the farm home on Route 1, Plymouth, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran church here in Sheboygan with the Rev. Herbert Baxmann of Plymouth and the Rev. Karl Schulz of Trinity Lutheran church officiating. Interment was made in the Lutheran cemetery.

Pallbearers were Edward Selbel, Emery and John Weber, John Holzwardt, Dave Goldman and Henry Kunstman.

During the services Miss Elaine Goldmann sang “The Lord’s Prayer,” “Lass’ mich geh’n” and “In Christl Wunden schlaf; ich ein”.


John Buschmann - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - December 24, 1951 - p. 16
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Funeral services for John Buschmann, who passed away Saturday at the Plymouth Hospital following a three-day illness, were held at 1:30 p.m. today, at the Gentine Funeral home, Plymouth.

The Rev. H. W. Baxmann, pastor of the St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, officiated, and burial was made in Woodlawn cemetery.

There were no known survivors.


Oscar J. Bardon - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - December 27, 1951 - p. 8
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Oscar J. Bardon, 83, of town of Greenbush, passed away at Plymouth Hospital Wednesday morning.

He was born on Oct. 15, 1868, at Peutwater, Mich. When two years old he came to Sheboygan Falls with his parents, and since 1902 he had lived in Greenbush. On Dec. 12, 1889, he married Miss Katherine Limberg at Plymouth. The deceased was a member of Union Church, Plymouth.

Survivors include two sons, LeRoy and Earl of Greenbush; two daughters, Mrs. Vallie Zager of Milwaukee, and Mrs. Herbert (Mary) Dreymiller of Mayville, Wis.; 14 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

His wife, one daughter, one son, two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Wittkopp Funeral Home, Plymouth. The Rev. Hugo Woehl of the Greenbush Methodist Church will officiate, and burial will be made in Union cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call from 2 p.m. Friday until the time of the services.


Clara Behrens - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - December 28, 1951 - p. 6
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Mrs. Clara Behrens, 92, of 1114 N. 4th St., widow of the late Joseph Behrens, well-known pioneer tailor in this city, passed away at the St. Nicholas hospital at 9 p.m., Thursday.

She was born in Sheboygan on Nov. 26, 1859, and was a life-long resident of this city. On Feb. 15, 1879, her marriage to Joseph Behrens was performed by the Rev. Robert Blow in Grace Episcopal church, and the couple were privileged to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary in February, 1945. Mr. Behrens preceded his wife in death in March, 1945.

Until recently Mrs. Behrens always enjoyed good health until the infirmities of old age caused her health to fail. She was the only remaining charter member of the Concordia Frauenverein.

Surviving her are: three daughters, Mrs. John (Margaret) Braun of Sheboygan, Clara Behrens at home and Norma Behrens of Madison; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Two sons and two daughters preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m., Monday, at Grace Episcopal church with the Rev. Canon William Elwell, rector of the church, officiating. Burial will take place in Wildwood cemetery.

Friends may call at Nickel’s Funeral home from 1 p.m., Sunday, until 8:30 a.m., Monday, when the body will be removed to the church.


John Baloh - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - June 30, 1943 - p. 6
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Funeral Services for John Baloh Planned Friday

Funeral services for John Baloh, 58, of 1003 Indiana avenue, who died as a result of a brain hemorrhage will be held Friday at 9 a.m. at the Gerend funeral home.

The Rev. Louis Koren of SS. Cyril and Methodius church will officiate and interment will take place in Greendale cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the time of the services.


Milford A. Born - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - November 29, 1950 – p. 14
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Funeral services for Milford A. Born, 2319 S. Eleventh street, who died at his home on Saturday, were held from Our Saviour’s Lutheran church at 2 p.m. Tuesday following private services at 10 a.m. at the Ramm Funeral home. The Rev. W. W. Laesch officiated. burial was at the Lutheran cemetery.

Pallbearers were Melvin Schumann, Elmer Henckel, Theodore Widder, Henry Augustine, William Quasius, and Quinn Pilgrim.

During the services at the church Mrs. Oscar Langner and Mrs. Harvey Halverson sang, “Beautiful Savior” and “Just as I Am Without One Plea”. They were accompanied at the organ by Mrs. Frederick Kallien.

Among the numerous floral tributes were those from Garton Goodfellowship club, Our Savior’s L. L. L., Officers of Garton Toy Co., Metal Assembly Department 3rd Floor at Garton’s; Local No. 1115 U. E. North Side News; the Neighbors; Wheel Room at Garton’s; Credit Union officers at Garton’s; Office Employees at Garton’s.

Those who attended the services from away were Mr. and Mrs. John Coleman of Escanaba, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Zelm of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Schriener of Port Washington, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wendt of Milwaukee.


Alex Beck - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - November 29, 1950 – p. 14
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Funeral services for Alex Beck, 66, of 2628 Calumet Drive, who died Monday afternoon at Memorial hospital of injuries suffered in a traffic mishap at noon Monday, will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Ballhorn Funeral chapels with the Rev. Wilbert Winkler officiating. Burial will be in the Lutheran cemetery.


Maleta Bruegger - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - November 30, 1950 – p. 22
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Mrs. Maleta Bruegger, 48, of Plymouth, died Wednesday evening at the Plymouth hospital. She had been ailing for the past month.

Born July 22, 1902, in the town of Plymouth, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pfrang, she was married June 28, 1921, to Henry Bruegger, and they always made their home in Plymouth. She was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran church.

Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Elizabeth) Resimius and Mrs. Carl (Marie) Brautgam of Plymouth and Mrs. David (Pauline) Wothe of Green Bay; two grandchildren; four brothers, Arno Pfrang of the town of Plymouth and Clarence, Arthur and Charles Pfrang of Plymouth; three sisters, Mrs. Harry Fett of Sheboygan Falls, Mrs. Harry Baker of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Mrs. Elmer Saberson of Rockford, Ind. Her parents, husband and one son, Donald, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Wittkopp Funeral home in Plymouth with the Rev. H. W. Baxmann officiating. Interment will be made in Woodlawn cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 p.m. Friday until the time of the services.


Charles Burgard - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - November 30, 1950 – p. 22
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Charles Burgard, 84, passed away Wednesday noon at the Butz Convalescent home in the town of Herman. He formerly resided at 1526 Maryland avenue in Sheboygan.

He was born in Manitowoc county on Aug. 13, 1865. He lived on a farm near Port Washington and later came to Sheboygan where he was employed by the Armour Leather company for a period of 40 years.

His wife and a son, Edwin, preceded him in death. The survivors include a son, Arthur and a daughter, Mrs. Walter (Lydia) DeKarske.

Funeral services have been tentatively planned for Saturday at the Ballhorn Funeral chapels. Burial will be made in the Lutheran cemetery.


James Benson - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - September 5, 1950 – p. 10
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Funeral services for James Benson, who died at home at Elkhart Lake Wednesday, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Raeder Funeral home in that village. The Rev. Paul A. Olm officiated and burial was made in Trinity cemetery, town of Rhine.

Pallbearers were Alvin Barber, Patrick Cain, Arno Feldmann, Carl Giese, Hubert Greve and Julius Kestell.


Rudolph Birkholz - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - September 11, 1950 - p. 12
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Rudolph Birkholz, 85, of Batavia, died Sunday morning at St. Nicholas hospital. He had made his home with a sister, Mrs. Gustave Backhaus, since 1946.

Survivors include his sister, Mrs. Backhaus, of Batavia, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Emma Birkholz, Fillmore, Wis. His wife preceded him in death almost 16 years ago.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Stephan’s Lutheran church, Batavia. The Rev. Clarence Krueger will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the home of Mrs. Gustave Backhaus at Batavia from 2:30 p.m. Tuesday until the time of the services.

The Sheboygan Press – Saturday - September 16, 1950 - p. 10

Funeral services for Rudolph Birkholz, 85, of Batavia, who passed away at St. Nicholas hospital Sunday morning, were held Wednesday afternoon at St. Stephen’s Evangelical Lutheran church. The Rev. C. Krueger officiated and burial was made in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers were Martin Seider, Otto Seider, Franklin Miller, Marvin Miller, Harry Dickman and John Gorte.

Among those attending the services were Miss Melva Birkholz of Milwaukee, Mrs. Emma Birkholz, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Voigt of Fillmore; and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Backhaus of West Bend.


William D. Brazelton - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - September 18, 1950 - p. 14
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William D. Brazelton, 78, a native of Campbellsport and former Batavia resident, died at his home in Phillips Saturday.

Mr. Brazelton was born October 9, 1871, at Campbellsport, the son of William L. and Emma Danforth Brazelton. When he was four years old his mother died and he made his home with grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Brazelton, at Batavia, where later he clerked in his grandfather’s store. He attended high school in Sheboygan.

He was married August 13, 1893, to Honetta Woog, and the couple operated a farm near Boltonville. When Mrs. Brazelton died, Mra. Brazelton moved to Phillips. There he married Mrs. Nettie Storck on December 15, 1949.

Mr. Brazelton leaves his second wife; two daughters, Mrs. George (Clara) Hillert of Boltonville and Mrs. John (Naomi) Matzen of Seneca, Ore.; seven grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; three half-brothers, Isaac Brazelton of Phillips, Cornelius Brazelton of Detroit and Wallace Brazelton of Faulkton, S. D. An infant daughter, Thea, and a sister, Mrs. W. Matzen, nee Nellie Brazelton, preceded Mr. Brazelton in death.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Community church in Boltonville Tuesday by the Rev. W. R. Maechtle of Batavia and burial will be in the Boltonville cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the Leifer-Yoho Funeral home Monday evening.

The Sheboygan Press – Thursday - September 21, 1950 - p. 20

Funeral services for William D. Brazelton, 78, who passed away at his home in Phillips on Saturday - were held at the Boltonville church Tuesday afternoon. The Rev. W. R. Maechtle officiated and burial was made in the Boltonville cemetery.

Pallbearers were Ralph, George and Herbert Hillert, Monroe Beger and Elroy Lierman.

The men’s quartette of the Batavia Zion Evangelical United Brethren church sang “Nearer, My God, to Thee,” “One by One” and “Nearer My Home”. They were accompanied by Mrs. W. R. Maechtle.

Among those attending the services were relatives and friends from Madison, Milwaukee, Eau Claire and communities in the county.


Caroline Brehm - Sheboygan County News - Wednesday - June 12, 1901 - p.10
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Town Wilson - June 10, 1901

Passed To Her Reward


Again it is our sad duty to chronicle the death of an old resident of this town, Mrs Carolina Brehm, which occurred at her home here on Saturday evening June 1, at the age of 78 years. She was the victim of asthma for many years during which she suffered severely but bore it with patience and fortitude. Mrs Brehm was an old resident of the town, highly honored and in her taking away a good woman has crossed the dark river. Deceased whose maiden name was Miss Carrie Kurtz was born in Korbach, Germany, July 23, 1823 and with her husband emigrated to America in 1861, coming direct to the town of Wilson where she continued to reside until death. She leaves to mourn her death, one son William, the town clerk residing on the homestead and one daughter Mrs. Herman Meyer, also of this town, her husband and a son having preceded her in death. The funeral was held last Tuesday at the late home at one o'clock. Rev. L. G. Dorpat officiating. The remains were laid at rest in Flauder's (sic, Flader's) Hill cemetery.


Herman Black - Sheboygan County News - Wednesday - June 19, 1901 - p.10
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Town Wilson, June 17, 1901

Killed By Lightning


Herman Black a well-to-do resident of this town was struck by lightning and instantly killed last Tuesday morning June 11th while about to harness a horse in his barn to take milk to the cheese factory. His wife who arrived a few minutes after he was struck found him lying near the horse and to her he said ‘I am not dead,' but in a few seconds expired. Coroner Goodell was at once notified who held an inquest. Deceased was born Jan 7 1857 in Pommern Germany and when a small lad came with his parents to America settling in the town of Wilson and he has resided here ever since. He leaves besides the bereaved widow two sons and four daughters who have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at the late home Rev L G Dorpat conducting the services.


Mrs. Otto Brehm - Sheboygan County News - Wednesday - April 15, 1896 - p.1
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Brehm - Mrs. Otto Brehm of the town of Wilson, died suddenly at her home last Thursday evening aged twenty-four years. A husband and an infant child survive. The funeral was held Saturday from the house, interment in the South Side Catholic cemetery.


Jean Buhk - Sheboygan Press - Thursday - June 2, 2005 - p. A4
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Jean Ann Buhk, 70, of East Kentucky Ave, who helped run the Hwy Curb Market, the family business, died Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at Florida Hospital Orlando.

Mrs. Buhk was born March 3, 1935 in Sheboygan and came here in 1974 from Elm Grove, Wis.

She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and its Praise Team in which she played several solos. She was a board member of the Deland Little Symphony, which she also played with. She also played saxophone and clarinet with the Charlie Levine Big Band, the Deltonans and the Second Wind Quartet.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Wayne; a son, ... of San Diego; two daughters, ... of DeLand and ... of Mississippi; a brother, ... of Sheboygan; two sisters, ... and Doris Opgenorth of Sheboygan; and two grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to Praise Team at Trinity United Methodist Church, 306 W. Wisconsin Ave., DeLand FL 32720.


Wilma E. Badura - Sheboygan Press - Thursday - November 23, 2006
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Wilma E. Badura, 96, a resident of Sheboygan Senior Community, died there Monday morning, November 20, 2006.

Wilma was born May 24, 1910 in Sheboygan to Cornelius and Alvina (Gartman) Katte. She graduated from Sheboygan High School, Class of 1927.

On July 2, 1931 she married Joseph Badura of Kohler, Wisconsin. Joseph preceded her in death on October 13, 1973.

Mrs. Badura was a member of Zion Church in Sheboygan. Wilma was vice-president of the Kohler Women's Club, a member of the Woman's Auxiliary of Grace United Church in Kohler, and was a volunteer worker for the American Red Cross Blood Bank. She was formerly a member of the Kohler Ladies Bowling League and the Kohler Women's Horseshoe League. She also enjoyed gardening, and was an avid card player, of which bridge was her favorite. Most of all, Wilma was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Survivors include a daughter, ... of Newark, Delaware; a son and daughter-in-law, ..., Florida, six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and other family members and friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, 11:00 A.M. at Ballhorn Funeral Chapels. Rev. Dr. Steven J. Pedersen, Senior Pastor of Zion Church, will officiate. A time of visitation and support will be held at Ballhorn Chapels on Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service.

A memorial fund has been established in her name for the Sheboygan County Cancer Care Fund.


Arthur H. Butzen - Sheboygan Press - Thursday - August 11, 2005 - p. A4
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Arthur H. Butzen, age 76, of 3936 S. Business Dr., passed away at his home, expectedly on Tuesday evening Aug. 9, 2005.

Art was born in the Town of Wilson on Nov. 25, 1928, the son of the late Henry and Lilly Mallmann Butzen. He attended Wilson School and Vocational School for welding.

He served in the U.S. Army with the 453rd Engineering Division in the Korean War. He was discharged in 1953. On May 8, 1954 Art was united in marriage to Carol Pierringer in Port Washington. He was a semi driver for J.L. Schiffler for 40 years. Art retired in 1989.

Art enjoyed caring for his Percheron horses. His hobby was restoring old tractors and horse drawn machinery. He was an excellent welder and could fix anything. Art enjoyed going to horse and machinery auctions as well. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Town of Wilson.

He is survived by his wife, brother, sisters; .... Art was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Raymond.

Funeral services for Arthur will be held on Saturday Aug. 13, at 11 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church, town of Wilson, with the Rev. Frederick Jabs officiating. Family and friends may call at the church 6522 S. Business Dr., from 9 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. Burial will take place at Lutheran Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Arthur's name and may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church.

The staff of the Novak-Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Ruby K. Boltz - Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - April 11, 1989 - p. 5
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Mrs. Ruby K. Boltz, 76, of Greenbush, passed away at her home late Monday morning, April 10, 1989, following a prolonged illness.

She was born March 9, 1913, in the Town of Rhine, a daughter of the late John and Marie Strub Kuhn. She graduated from Plymouth High School in 1930 and attended Marion College in Fond du Lac.

On March 11, 1936, she was married to Harvey Hahn. The couple lived in Sheboygan Falls and Plymouth following their marriage.

She was married November 20, 1957, to Harold E. Boltz. They have lived in Plymouth and Greenbush, since their marriage. She was a member of Salem United Church of Christ in Plymouth and had been active in various knitting and sewing clubs in Sheboygan County for many years. She had also been employed at the Clev-Pak Corp, in Plymouth, for many years.

Survivors include her husband, Harold; two daughters, ...; one son, ...; 12 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday evening, 8 p.m., at Wittkopp Funeral Home, in Plymouth. The Rev. James Hoppert, pastor of Salem UCC, officiating. Burial will be in Greenbush Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Wittkopp Funeral Home from 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, until the time of services.

A memorial fund is being established in her name for Salem United Church of Christ.


Irene Breher - Sheboygan Press - Thursday - December 1, 1983 - p. 4
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Mrs. Irene Breher, 87, of the Town of Herman, died after a short illness Wednesday night at Morningside Nursing Home, where she had resided the past seven months.

The former Irene Fenner, she was born Jan. 4, 1896, in the Town of Sheboygan Falls, a daughter of the late Herman and Elizabeth Harder Fenner.

She attended school in the Town of Sheboygan Falls.

On Feb. 20, 1917, she and Louis Breher were married in Sheboygan Falls. They operated a cheese factory in Gibbsville and later farmed in the Town of Herman. Mr. Breher died Apr. 9, 1973.

Surviving are one son, ..., three grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister [Ida] and four brothers [Otto, Frank, Walter, Alfred].

Private graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke Cemetery, Mohrsville (Town of Sheboygan Falls).

There will be no visitation at Ahrens Funeral Home, Howards Grove, which is handling arrangements.


Louis J. Breher - Sheboygan Press - Monday - April 9, 1973
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Louis J. Breher, 83, a Town of Herman farmer, died this morning at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital, following a brief illness.

He was born May 29, 1889, in the Town of Sheboygan Falls, son of the late John and Wilhelmina Brown Breher. He attended grade school in Mohrsville, and took a short course in cheesemaking at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

He owned and operated a cheese factory in Mohrsville [1913?] and Gibbsville [1916-1933?], and later farmed in Herman for 30 years.

He married Irene Fenner on Feb. 20, 1917, in Sheboygan Falls.

Surviving are his wife; a son, ..., and three grandchildren.

He was preceded by a brother and sister.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Walter H. Ahrens Funeral Home, Howards Grove, with the Rev. William Bender, pastor of Immanuel United Church of Christ, Herman, officiating.

Burial will be in St. Luke Cemetery at Mohrsville.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

A memorial fund has been established in Mr. Breher's name.


Doris Baumann - Oshkosh Northwestern - Thursday - July 7, 1988 - P. 21
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Doris Baumann, 88, Oshkosh, passed away Wednesday evening in the Oshkosh Care Center.

She was born Oct. 21, 1899, in Manitowoc County, the daughter of Frank and Mary Fenner. She married Walter Baumann June 13, 1929, in Sheboygan. She was a member of Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran Church of Oshkosh and the Ladies Guild.

Survivors include her husband; one daughter, ..., Oshkosh; a sister, Ruth Lucier, Chetek, Wis.; two brothers, Ernest Fenner, Middleton, and Herbert Fenner, state of Oregon; and three grandchildren.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Martin Luther Church, with the Rev. Daniel Habeck officiating. Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. Friday until the time of services. A memorial has been established. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery, Sheboygan.

Seefeld Funeral Chapels is in charge of arrangements.


Walter H. Baumann - Oshkosh Northwestern - Saturday - July 31, 1999 - P. C3
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Walter H. Baumann, age 98, of Oshkosh, formerly of Sheboygan died peacefully in his sleep on July 30. 1999. Born on December 22, 1900, in Sheboygan, he was a son of the late Henry and Karolina (Rank) Baumann. On June 13, 1929, he married Doris Fenner at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Sheboygan. She preceded him in death on July 6, 1988.

Walter founded the Auto Electric Company in Sheboygan in 1924. Later he took on a partner, Victor Schulz, and they operated the business until it was sold in 1966. During this time Walter was president of the South Side Business Association. He also served for many years as treasurer of Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Leisure time activities for Walter included softball, bridge, boating and fishing.

After retirement, the Baumann's moved to Lake Poygan. They lived there until the early 1980's and then moved to Oshkosh where they became members of Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran Church. For the past two years Walter has been a resident of Woven Hearts in Oshkosh where the wonderful caring staff added so much to his life.

Walter is survived by a daughter ... of Neshkoro; three grandchildren, ... and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl and Albert, three sisters, Ida Hogue, Augusta Snortum and Katherine Ottensman, and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 2, at 2:00 p.m. at Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1526 Algoma Blvd. in Oshkosh, with the Reverend Daniel Habeck officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until time of service. Seefeld Family of Funeral Chapels is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran Church or a charity of choice.


Erwin N. Beecher - Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - July 26, 1977 - P. 15
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Erwin N. Beecher, 80, of 2514 Wilgus Rd., died Monday evening at the We Care Nursing Center, where he had been a patient for three weeks.

He was born in Sheboygan Nov. 22, 1896, a son of Nicholas and Emma Sauter Beecher. He attended Sheboygan public schools.

Mr. Beecher served in the U.S. Army from 1918 to 1919 in France during World War I.

On May 16, 1923, he married Marie Fenner at Sheboygan Falls.

He was employed as a carpenter/contractor until retirement in 1962.

He was a member of Barracks 2091 of the Veterans of World War I.

Survivors are his widow; two daughters, ... of Fergus Falls, Minn., and ... of Kohler; two grandchildren; one brother, Anthony De Grot of Sheboygan, and four sisters, Mrs. Erwin Ramm of Sheboygan, Mrs. Hildegarde Grade of Milwaukee, Mrs. Laura Heimlich of California, and Mrs. Edna Welch of White Bear Lake, Minn.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home, Mr. Roger Golemgeske, of the Jehovah's Witnesses, officiating. Burial will be in Farmin Cemetery in the Town of Lima.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 4:30 p.m. Wednesday until the time of services.


Arthur Behring - Sheboygan Press - Monday - December 29, 1969 - P. 11
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Arthur Behring, 55, a Boltonville tavern operator, died at St. Nicholas Hospital Sunday night after a lengthy illness.

Born in Kohler on April 2, 1913, he was a son of the late Albert and Frances Behring. On Nov. 30, 1946, he was married to Grace Pfeiffer in Sheboygan.

Mr. Behring operated Behring's tavern in Boltonville for the past 15 years, and was also the co-owner of the Club Harbor at Pipe.

He was a member of the Boltonville Fire Dept., Boltonville Sportsmen's Club, and a precinct chairman of the Town of Farmington.

Survivors are his wife; two sons, Paul, Boltonville, and Thomas, serving with the Army in Vietnam; one daughter, Kathryn, Boltonville; and one brother, Alfred, Kohler.

A brother and sister preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Nickel's Funeral Home, with the Rev. Gordon Minau, pastor of St. John's United Church of Christ, Boltonville, officiating. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery.

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


William Behring - Sheboygan Press - Thursday - May 19, 1927 - P. 16
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William Behring Dies Suddenly At Home In County

William Behring, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Behring, Upper Falls road, died suddenly at about 10 p.m. Wednesday at his home of a cerebral hemorrhage.

Mr. Behring was employed at the Kohler Pure Food market and had been at work all day, apparently enjoying the best of health. He was in good spirits when he came home in the evening and after his evening meal went out to work on his automobile. While driving with a companion he suddenly became ill and before he could stop the car he narrowly averted a collision. He died a few moments later.

William Behring was born in the town of Sheboygan, September 26, 1909, and attended the Holy Name school in this city, and the Kohler school. He had been working at the Kohler Pure Food Market for some time and was well known in a large circle of friends. Sympathy is extended to the grief-stricken family.

The survivors are the parents, two brothers, Alfred and Arthur and one sister, Miss Helen, all at home.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 8:15 a.m. from the residence on the Upper Falls road and at 9 a.m. from Holy Name church here. Rev. Father Dreis will officiate and interment will be made in the North Side Catholic cemetery.

Funeral - Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - May 24, 1927 - p. 11

Hold Rites For William Behring At Church Here


Funeral services for the late William Behring, seventeen-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Behring, Upper Falls road, who died suddenly Wednesday evening from a cerebral hemorrhage, were held Monday at 8:15 a.m. from the residence near Kohler, and at 9 a.m. from Holy Name church. Rev. Father Dreis officiated and burial was made in the North Side Catholic cemetery.

The pallbearers were Messrs. Carl Laue, Carl Buechle, Edgar Katte, Jack Boeselager, Walter Sass and Oliver Schmidt.

The services were largely attended and there were many lovely tributes sent by friends to the memory of the deceased, who was well known.

Those who came from out-of-town to attend the obsequies were Joseph Seng, Mr. and Mrs. George Gahn, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Gahn and Mrs. Mary Gahn, all of Milwaukee.


Herbert Bahr - Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - January 2, 1934 - p. 6
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Herbert Bahr, Formerly Of Sheboygan, Dies At Beloit

Herbert Bahr, aged 34, passed away suddenly at his home at Beloit, Wis., Sunday afternoon. Death came as a great shock to all who knew him as he had visited here during the holidays, returning to Beloit a week ago Monday.

Mr. Bahr was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Bahr, Sr., 1427 Huron avenue, this city. He was born August 16, 1899, and united in marriage to Miss Amelia Berg of Beloit on February 9, 1929. He had resided in Beloit since 1918. At the time of his death Mr. Bahr held an executive position with the Yates American Machine company and previous to that he was employed at the Fairbank, Morse and company building, also at Beloit. He received his early training as a machinist at the Jenkins Machine company and was graduated from the Jefferson grammar school in 1913.

Survivors are his wife, his parents, six brothers, Oscar of Kohler, Ferdinand, Jr., Elmer, August, Chester, Gordon, all of this city; four sisters, Mrs. Lydia Lieding of Kohler, Mrs. Emma Behnke, Mrs. Dora Herman, and Miss Estelle Bahr, all of this city. Two brothers preceded him in death.

Rites are being held at Beloit this afternoon after which the remains will be removed to the Nickel's Funeral Home where they can be viewed from Wednesday until the time of the funeral services here which will be held at the Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. E.R. Krueger, pastor of the St. John's Evangelical Lutheran church, will officiate, and interment will be made in the Lutheran cemetery.

Funeral - Sheboygan Press - January 5, 1934 - p.2

Hold Impressive Funeral Services For Herbert Bahr


Impressive funeral services for Herbert Bahr, aged 34, who passed away suddenly Sunday afternoon at his home in Beloit, Wis., were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Nickel's Funeral Home. The Rev. E.R. Krueger of the St. John's Evangelical church officiated and interment was made in the Lutheran cemetery. The sanctuary was a mass of flowers which were given by relatives and friends here and from Beloit.

During the services a quartet composed of the Rev. E.R. Krueger, Mrs. E.R. Krueger, Mrs. George Eichstaedt, and Edward Krueger, sang `Lass Mich Gehen' and `Asleep in Jesus.'

Pallbearers were brothers of Mr. Bahr, Oscar, Ferdinand, Jr., Elmer, August, Chester and Gordon Bahr.

Among the persons from away present at the funeral were the widow, Mrs. Herbert Bahr, Burt and Henry Berg, Beloit; Mrs. Zara Wolf of Freeport, Ill., Mrs. Ella McMann of Chilton; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Frear of Rockton, Ill., and George Bahr of Milwaukee.


Mrs. Ottilia Bogen - Sheboygan Press - Saturday - December 30, 1916 - p. 6
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Mrs. Bogen Passes Away On Friday

Mrs. Ottilia Bogen, aged 56, wife of Herman Bogen, 1318 Maryland avenue, passed away at 9 o'clock yesterday morning at the family home. Through an error yesterday, it was announced that Mr. Bogen had passed away.

The deceased was born in the town of Wilson. Besides her husband, the deceased is survived by six children: Robert Bogen, Sheboygan; Hugo Bogen, Town Wilson; Mrs. Otto Stuemke, Sheboygan; Mrs. Fred Moenning, and Mrs. Carl Hahn, Town Wilson, and Miss Esther Bogen, at home.


LaVern R. Barta - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - April 14, 1989 - p.11 - c.1
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LaVern R. Barta, 60, of the Town of Rhine, passed away Thursday afternoon, April 13, 1989, at Valley View Center, in Plymouth, following a courageous battle with cancer, the past seven months.

He was born December 3, 1928, in the Town of Greenbush, a son of Anton and Olive Van Pelt Barta. He graduated from Glenbeulah High School in 1947.

On April 9, 1949, he was married to Beatrice Littlefield, in Glenbeulah. The couple lived in Glenbeulah until 1959 when they moved to the Town of Rhine. He operated Barta’s Welding for the past 25 years. He had also been employed at the Kohler Co. for 17 years. He is a member of New Hope United Methodist Church, in Greenbush.

Survivors include his wife, three daughters, one son, three grandchildren, his parents, his mother-in-law, one brother and one sister (names omitted for privacy). He was preceded in death by one daughter, Pamela and one son, Jeffrey.

Funeral services will be held Sunday evening, 7:30 p.m. at the Wittkopp Funeral Home, in Plymouth. The Rev. Robert Johnston, pastor of Community UCC in Elkhart Lake, will officiate. Burial will be in Greenbush cemetery. Friends may call at the Wittkopp Funeral Home Plymouth from 3 p.m. Sunday until time of service.


Beatrice H. Barta - Sheboygan Press - August 10, 2001
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Beatrice H. Barta, age 70, of Plymouth, died early Sunday morning, Aug. 5, 2001, at the Rocky Knoll Health Care Center where she had been a patient for the past two and a half years.

Beatrice was born on Aug. 27, 1930, in Sheboygan. She was the daughter of the late Earl and Mildred (Humphrey) Littlefield. Beatrice’s’ mother later married Edward Leverenz.

Beatrice was a long-time member of the New Hope United Methodist Church in Greenbush.

Beatrice loved cooking, especially for family gatherings and happenings.

Survivors include her four children, and three brothers. She is further survived by one step-brother, (two step-sisters illegible) (names omitted for privacy), six grandchildren; one great-grandson and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Beatrice will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2001, at 2 p.m. at the Wittkopp Funeral Home. The Rev. B. Beaton, pastor of the New Hope Untied Methodist Church, will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Greenbush Cemetery.

Friends may call on Tuesday at the funeral home from noon until the hour of service.

The Wittkopp Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.


Anton J. Barta - Sheboygan Press - Monday - June 18, 1990 p.5 - c.1
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Mr. Anton J. Barta, 84, of 209 Swift St., Glenbeulah, Wis., passed away early Sunday morning, June 17, 1990 at Valley View Medical Center in Plymouth where he had been a patient the past 2 days.

He was born on August 19, 1905, in Bryant, Wis., a son of the late John and Anna Stell Barta. He attended school in Deerbrook, Wis.,

On November 8, 1926, he was married to Olive Van Pelt in Glenbeulah. The couple lived in the Town of Greenbush and since 1936 have lived in Glenbeulah.

He had been employed by the Sheboygan County Highway Dept. for several years and was later employed as a Superintendent at Plymouth Industrial Products which later became Ametek and worked in its Research and Development Dept. until retiring. In retirement he worked for the Village of Glenbeulah for 15 years. He was past president, past trustee and superintendant of Water Utilities for the Village of Glenbeulah. He had also been co-chairperson for the Glenbeulah Bi-Centennial. He had been a member of the Glenbeulah Methodist Church and served as president and trustee and as Elder of the Church. He is a member of the Community United Church of Christ in Elkhart Lake and served on its Consistory. He had also served as secretary of the Greenbush Cemetery Association for many years.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter; one son (names omitted for privacy); one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Beatrice Barta of the Town of Rhine; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandhchildren; one brother, Rudolph, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Cernoch, both of Antigo; one sister-in-law, Blanch Van Pelt of Glenbeulah; also many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son, LaVern; one granddaughter, Pamela; one grandson, Jeffrey; two sisters, Anna and Emma; three brothers, Charles, John and Frank.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 20, 1 p.m., at the Community United Church of Christ in Elkhart Lake. The Rev. Robert L. Johnston, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenbush Cemetery. Friends may call at the Wittkopp Funeral Home in Plymouth from 4 p.m. Tuesday until 10 a.m. Wednesday and at the church from 11 a.m. until the hour of service.

A memorial fund will be established in his name.


Vilas R. Butler - Fond du Lac Reporter - Monday - August 10, 1998 - p. B4 - c. 1
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Vilas R. Butler, 93, of 234 Clark St., Glenbeulah; died peacefully at the home of his daughter in the Town of Greenbush with his family at his side, Friday, Aug. 7, 1998.

He was born Feb. 19, 1905, in LaHarpe, Ill., a son of Milton and Bertha Butler. He graduated from LaHarpe High School and attended business college in Chicago.

On Sept. 1, 1928, he married Bernice Paige in Elmhurst, Ill.

In 1932, the couple moved to Plymouth where he was employed as an accountant for the Lakeshire Marty Division of Borden Foods. He was later promoted to office manger. In 1944 Vilas was named vice president of the Lakeshire division, and in 1954, named president.

In 1955, the family moved from Plymouth to a farm in Glenbeulah to fulfill Vilas’ life-long dream of owning a farm. There he raised purebred Black Angus cattle.

From 1963 to 1967 he was area manager of the Wisconsin operations of Borden’s taking responsibility for the company’s plants and warehouses. In 1967, he was named director of procurement and group product manager, and in October of that year, he became president of the cheese division at Borden’s. He was named chairman of the division in 1969.

He retired in 1970, but continued as a consultant with Borden’s for another five years.

Mr. Butler was past president and director of the National Cheese Institute, and director of the Wisconsin Cheese Exchange.

His responsibility to community led him to be a member of the Plymouth Kiwanis Club, president of the Village of Glenbeulah, and a member and chairman of the Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah School District Board.

He was a member of the New Hope United Methodist Church in Greenbush and served on numerous boards and committees in the church, including chairman of the trustees.

Survivors include one son, Richard (Mary) of Menasha; two daughters, Susan (Richard) Wehmeyer of Town of Greenbush, and Katherine Voelker of Stow, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Helen Eyler of Flossmoor, Ill.; and his special friend, Erna Archter of Plymouth.

He was preceded in death by his wife on July 5, 1987; one daughter, Mary June, one son, Robert; his parents; two sisters, Ferril Bruns and Mary Ellis; and two brothers Otis and Ernest.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Wittkopp Funeral Home in Plymouth. The Rev. Don Francis, pastor of the New Hope United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be at Plymouth Woodlawn Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the time of services Tuesday at the funeral home.

A memorial fund is being established in Vilas’ name for United Cerebral Palsy.

The family wishes to sincerely thank the staff of the Community Home Hospice for the loving care given to their father.


John Boehlen - Fond du Lac Reporter - Monday - December 30, 1985 - p. 20 - c. 5
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Funeral services for John Boehlen, 89, of Sheboygan, formerly of North Fond du Lac, will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Huss Funeral Home, St. Cloud, and at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Mount Calvary. The Rev. Roger Zach will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Boehlen died Saturday, Dec. 28, 1985, at Memorial Hospital, Sheboygan, after a short illness.

He was born Feb. 11, 1896, to Joseph and Mary Gangelbauer Boehlen at the Town of Forest. He farmed in the North Fond du Lac area before moving to Sheboygan, and resided at the Heritage nursing Home, Sheboygan, the past 10 years.

Survivors include nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers and six sisters.

Sheboygan Press - December 30, 1985 - p. 4 - c. 1

John Boehlen, 89, a resident of Heritage Nursing Home in Sheboygan for the past 10 years, formerly of North Fond du Lac, died Saturday evening at Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

He was born Feb. 11, 1896, in the Town of Forest, Fond du Lac County, a son of Joseph and Mary Gangelbauer Boehlen.

Mr. Boehlen farmed in the North Fond du Lac area before moving to Sheboygan.

He is survived by nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and six sisters.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Mount Calvary, with the Rev. Roger Zach, pastor, as celebrant.

Family rites will precede the Mass at 10 a.m. at Huss Funeral Home in St. Cloud.

Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 9 a.m. on Tuesday.


Alma Burkhardt - March 12, 1959
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Rites Held Wednesday For Mrs. Alma Burkhardt

One of Kiel's oldest residents died Sunday afternoon at a nursing home in Sheboygan. She was Mrs. Gottlieb Burkhardt, aged 91. She had been living in the nursing home since 1956.

The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from St. Peter's United Church of Christ with the Rev. Vernon Jaberg in charge. Burial was in the Rockville cemetery {Manitowoc}.

The former Alma Gerlach{sic}was born May 15, 1867, in the village of Franklin, Sheboygan county, daughter of the late Adam and Catherine Gerlach{sic}. In her early years she moved with her parents to Millhome, Manitiwoc county, where she attended the district school. She was married to Gottlieb Burkhardt April 26, 1888, at Kiel. He was one of the original stockholders and served for a time as treasurer of Kiel Wooden Ware Co. Mr. Burkhardt was also Superintendent of the plant until retiring in 1936. He died April 23, 1956. Mrs. Burkhardt was a charter member of the Frauenverein of St. Peter's Evangelical and Reformed church. Four sisters and a brother preceded her in death.

Suvivors include two sons, Edgar of Milwaukee and Calvin of Elkhart, Indiana; and a daughter, Mrs. John Giese of Chicago. Also eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren survive.

{Note: Alma's Maiden name is actually Glock, not Gerlach as stated in the Obit}.


Wilhelmina Berg - No Newspaper Listed - 1940
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Mrs. Minnie Berg Buried In Local Cemetery Wednesday

Mrs. Wilhelmina Berg, aged 79, widow of the late Ernst Berg, passed away at the Sheboygan Memorial Hospital on Saturday evening at 11:45, following an illness of 8 weeks.

The deceased nee Donath, a daughter of the late Frederick and Johanna (Koinke) Donath, was born in Kiel on January 22, 1861. Her marriage to Mr. Berg, a native of the town of Schleswig took place on December 6, 1881 and the couple resided on the farm now owned by the Louis Lawrence family. Mr. Berg passed away on January 2, 1929 and since then Mrs. Berg has resided with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Luecke in Cleveland.

Five children were born of this union of whom a son Hugo passed away in Marshfield four years ago.

Survivors are three daughters and one son, Miss Ida Berg of Milwaukee, Mrs. Edgar (Lily) Luecke of Cleveland, and Mrs. Rudolph (Elsie) Graf of Kiel, and Eugene of Sheboygan, 9 grandchildren, and four great-granddaughters, three sisters and six brothers.

Funeral services were held from the Meiselwitz Funeral Home here this Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 and at 2 o'clock services were held at the St. Peter Evangelical and Reformed Church with the Rev. E. L. Worthman in charge of the services. Interment was made in the family resting place in the Kiel Cemetery.


Ernst Berg - No Newspaper Listed - January, 1929
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Ernst Berg of this vicinity died Wednesday, January 2 at 9 a.m. at the home of her son, Eugene, at Sheboygan Where he and his wife had gone for a few days visit. He was born in Pommern, Germany, July 24, 1854, and at the age of two came with his parents directly to Kiel where they lived on a farm about a mile and one-half north of the city. On December 6, 1881 He was united in marriage to Miss Minnie Donath and the newly wedded couple moved on a farm owned by Mr. Berg's uncle on the north end of Fourth street, where they lived for thirty years. While Operating the farm he followed the carpenter trade and when they sold that farm the couple moved to the Kircher farm in Town Meeme where they lived for five years, after which they again moved on a farm north of New Holstein. At the end of two years they moved to the home of their daughter, Mrs. Ed. Luecke in town Herman, near Schwarzwald.

Beside his wife, the deceased is suvived by two sons, Eugene of Sheboygan, and Hugo in Greenwood; and three daughters, Mrs. Rudolph Graf of this city, Ida of Chicago and Mrs. Ed. Luecke of Town Herman. Two brothers and two sisters also suvive.

Funeral services will be held from the Graf home at two o'clock Saturday afternoon with interment in the Kiel cemetery. The Rev. O. Saewert will conduct the services.


Marie Brickbauer - No Newspaper Listed - December 11, 1982
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Marie Brickbauer, 75, of 1813 Pleasant St., New Holstein, died Saturday at Valley Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.

She was born Dec. 23, 1906, at Elkhart Lake, a daughter of George W. and Martha Gutheil Brickbauer. She attended Plymouth schols and was valedictorian of her high school graduating class at Plymouth in 1923. She attended Lawrence College and was a member of the PHSMU Sorority and the Athena Literary Society.

The family operated the Curtiss Hotel in Plymouth from 1933 to 1939 and then moved to Hilbert, where Miss Brickbauer assisted her father in his medical practice until 1948. She was later employed as a society Reporter, retiring after 30 years.

Survivors are several cousins.

The cremains will be interred at St. John Cemetery, Elkhart Lake.


Sarah Brown - Sheboygan Press - Saturday - May 28, 1955 - p.6
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Funeral services will be held Tuesday at Glenbeulah for Mrs. Sarah Brown, a former Glenbeulah resident, who died Friday at her home in Norfolk, Neb.

She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Mullen of Glenbeulah. Her husband, John Henry Brown, preceded her in death in 1901.

A requiem high mass at St. Fridolin's Catholic Church at Glenbeulah at 9 a.m. Tuesday will be preceded by brief rites at 8:30 a.m. at the Wittkopp Funeral Home in Plymouth.

The Rev. John Goebel, pastor of St. George's Catholic Church at Elkhart Lake will be the celebrant. Burial will be made in St. Fridolin's parish cemetery in the Town of Greenbush.

The body will lie in state at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Monday.

Funeral - Sheboygan Press - Thursday - June 2, 1955 - p.20

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Brown, 96, former Glenbeulah resident, who passed away at Norfolk, Neb., on Thursday, were held Tuesday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the Wittkopp Funeral Home, Plymouth, and at 9 o'clock from the St. Fridolin's Catholic Church in Glenbeulah. The Rev. John Goebel, pastor of the church, officiated and burial was made in the St. Fridolin's cemetery near Greenbush.

The requiem high mass was sung by the church choir with Mrs. Ray Wifler as organist.

Pallbearers were James and Alton Gannon, John and Tom Cain, Owen Minch and Phillip Cain.


Matthew Brown - Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - June 11, 1929 - p.12 - c. 3
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Glenbeulah

The funeral of Matthew Brown, a veteran Northwestern engineer and former Glenbeulah boy, will be held at St. Fridolin's church here, Monday, with burial at Greenbush.


Irwin Barts - Manitowoc Herald Times - Monday - December 18, 1972
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Irwin R. Barts, 73, of Kiel died Sunday morning at Family Heritage Nursing Home, Manitowoc.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Meiselwitz Funeral Home, Kiel. Mr. Kieth Tussing will officiate and burial will be in Seimers Cemetery, Town of Herman.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday until the time of service.


Wilhelmina Barts - Sheboygan Press-Telegram - Wednesday - April 5, 1922
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Mrs. Minna Bartz, Aged Howards Grove Resident, is Dead

{By Special Correspondent}


Howards Grove, Wis. - Mrs. Minna Bartz (nee Witte), pioneer of the Town of Herman, died at the home of her son Frank, on his farm a mile north of this village, Tuesday morning.

Mrs. Bartz was born April 13, 1837, in Seehausen, province of Brandenburg, Germany, and was 84 years, 11 months and 21 days old. She grew up in Germany and in the year 1864 was married to Fred Bartz. Six years later, in 1870, they came to America, coming directly to this village, where they resided for 16 years. In 1886 they removed to the farm now held by her son, where Mrs. Bartz resided until her death. Her husband died on the same day of the month - April 4th - eleven years ago.

Mrs. Bartz is now survived by her four sons, Fred near Colby, Wis.; Frank, William and Rudolph, all of the town of Herman; eighteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held from the late home at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Rev. Mielke officiating, and interment will be in St. Paul's Lutheran cemetery near Millersville.

Mrs. Bartz was always considered active up to recent years, and enjoyed a wide acquaintanceship. Her activities in the community extended up to a few years ago, when she became ill.


Alma Benz - Milwaukee Journal - Thursday - January 27, 1944 - p. A12 - c. 2
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Benz, Alma (nee Holzapfel): of 1303 W. Concordia av., passed away Tues. Jan. 25, aged 68 years, beloved mother of Mrs. Harold Richardson, 2 sons-in-law, 1 daughter-in-law, 6 sisters, 1 brother and 4 grandchildren. Funeral services Sat. Jan. 29 at 9 a.m. from the funeral home of Frank A. Zwaska & Sons, corner of north 24th and W. Center Sts. to Mother of Good Counsel church at 9:30 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.


Mrs. Demerise Bentz - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - January 12, 1965 - p. 6
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Mrs. Demerise Bentz, 87, of 1124 Broadway, died early Monday evening at St. Nicholas Hospital following a prolonged illness.

She was born at Oxbury, Canada, on Jan. 9, 1878, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfons Nice. She attended school in Canada and later at Marinette, Wis., where she was married to Joseph Bentz on Nov. 25, 1901.

A few years later the couple moved to Sheboygan, where her husband was on the police force for 22 years prior to his death in 1931.

Mrs. Bentz was a member of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church and its St. Ann's Christian Mothers' Society.

Survivors are one son, Harold, of Seattle, Wash.; four sisters, Mrs. Clara Pilgrim of Sheboygan, Mrs. Elsie Wilke of Milwaukee, Mrs. Delia Tauscher and Mrs. Nap Nadeau, both of Green Bay; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one son.

Funeral services will be held at 8:45 a.m. Thursday at Ramm Funeral Home, followed by a requiem Mass at 9:15 a.m. at St. Peter Claver Church. The Rev. Robert Hoeller, pastor, will be celebrant, and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday. St. Ann's Society will hold a vigil at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.


Clara Behrens - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - January 13, 1972 - p. 14
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Miss Clara Behrens, 86, formerly of 1122 Georgia Ave., died at Rocky Knoll early today after a prolonged illness.

Born in Sheboygan, July 21, 1885, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Clara Behrens. She attended Lincoln School and for many years was employed in her father's tailoring shop.

In later years she served as a companion to various elderly people here.

Miss Behrens was a member of Grace Episcopal Church and a former member of the Concordia Singing Society and the Turners Auxiliary.

Only survivors are nieces and nephews.

Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Grace Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Duane Mills, rector, celebrant. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

Friends may call at Nickel's Funeral Home after 4:30 p.m. Friday.

A memorial fund has been established in Miss Behrens' name for Grace Church.


Henrietta Bubb - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - August 12, 1955 - p. 10
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Mrs. Henrietta Bubb, 92, died at 1:30 this morning at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Elton Bubb, 307 Forest Ave., Plymouth, after two week's illness.

Born April 9, 1863, in the town of Lyndon, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Minch. In 1881 she was married to Henry Bubb in the town of Lyndon. Since her marriage she has resided in Plymouth and the town of Plymouth.

She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Plymouth, the Mission Circle of the church, the Plymouth Homemakers, the Auxiliary Sons of Union Veterans and the Alice Rebekah Lodge 155, of Plymouth. She served as practical nurse in Plymouth for many years.

Survivors are two sons; Elton, Plymouth, and Leon, Oconto Falls; eight grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

Her husband passed away Sept. 11, 1917. She was also preceded in death by one son, six brothers and six sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Monday afternoon at the Wittkopp Funeral Home in Plymouth, the Rev. Samuel Bullough of the First Congregational Church officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Members of the Alice Rebekah Lodge will meet at the funeral home at 7:45 Sunday evening to hold memorial services at 8 o'clock.

Friends may call at the funeral home at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon until time of services Monday.


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