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Harrison Barrett - Sheboygan Herald - November 24, 1871
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We learn with regret of the death of Harrison Barrett, which occurred this week at Milwaukee, where he had gone for treatment. Mr. Barrett was one of our most respected citizens. He was for sometime superintendent of the Sheboygan and Fond du Lac Rail Road, and vice-president of the Sheboygan Manufacturing Company; but ill health forced him to retire from active business several months ago. His death will bring sorrow to the hearts of his many friends in the city.

Sheboygan Herald - November 24, 1871

Glenbeulah
- We learn with sorrow, of the death, in Milwaukee, of Mr. Harrison Barrett.

Sheboygan Times - November 25, 1871

Harrison Barrett, Esquire, so long and favorably known to the residents of this part of the state, we are pained to learn, died at Milwaukee, on Wednesday last. - Mr. Barrett, while residing in Maine, became identified with the Sheboygan and Mississippi Rail Road as its Financial Agent in New England and New York for the negotiation of securities and raising of money for its construction. Subsequently he became a resident of Sheboygan and maintained an unflinching faith in the ultimate construction of the road to Fond du Lac, westwardly, even during the darkest days of tarrying at Glenbeulah, and labored unceasingly to realize his hope. Under his presidency and superintendency the road, after several years of doubt and discouragement, again resumed construction, and in due time reached Fond du Lac. A year or more thereafter he dissolved his connection therewith, and spent the summer traveling in California and elsewhere. For many months past he has been an invalid, but we did not suppose his case was considered dangerous at all until quite lately, when his lungs had given signs of disease. He has been, during much of the fall in Milwaukee, for the purpose, in part, we believe, of undergoing medical treatment. The immediate cause of his death was the bursting of a blood vessel of the lungs while walking the floor of his room. Mr. Barrett was a man of fine physical presence, courtly manners, energetic in action, social in disposition, sympathetic in feeling, and generous to a fault in assisting the needy or distressed. His loss will be mourned and regretted by all who knew him. His remains were brought to Glenbeulah yesterday via Fond du Lac and will be committed to their last resting place there today beside those of a sister.

The funeral services will be held at 11 am.


Edwin Badger - Sheboygan Herald - February 21, 1879
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A Shocking Death - A Prominent Business Man Blows out His Brains. A telegram received in this city, on Wednesday afternoon, by Dr. De Beque, brought the shocking intelligence that Edward Badger, an old and respected resident of Glenbeulah, had taken his own life. That horrible news was hardly credited at first, many insisting that there must be some mistake in the name, but the full particulars of the sad deed have since been received by mail and the brief statement of the telegram is only too fully confirmed.

Mr. Badger had a hardware store and tin-shop at the village of Glenbeulah.

It appears that up to the hour of his death he faithfully attended to his business as usual; that he manifested no sign of mental depression; that no one suspected him of cherishing a wish to terminate his own life; that he attended a lecture, on Tuesday evening, and seemed in good spirits; that at eleven o'clock, on Wednesday morning, he was in his store smoking a cigar and chatting pleasantly with customers; that at the hour last mentioned he sent his son William on an errand to the depot. While his son was gone, he locked the front and rear doors of his store and shop from the inside. He then went into a small bed room on the east side of the store, and after securely fastening the door behind him and placing three bundles of building paper against it, threw himself on the bed and deliberately sent a bullet crashing through his brain. The ball entered the brain just above the temple. Young Badger returned from the depot in a about fifteen minutes; found the doors locked as above described; but, thinking nothing amiss, unlocked the rear door with his own key and resumed his work in the tin-shop. His attention was soon attracted by a deep groan from the bed room. He hurried thither; forced open the door as quickly as possible; and found the insensible form of his father lying upon the bed. The unfortunate man was not yet dead; but never again opened his eyes or gave any evidence of consciousness. His grief smitten family and friends vainly endeavored to secure a sign of recognition from him. The lingering spark of life fled a few moments later. Letters were found upon his person addressed to his wife, daughter, and sons, and to Mr. Erastus Keach, Mr. Case, and Mr. Jas. T. Dillingham. Most of these letters were dated the 18th of February. This fact, together with evidence contained in the letters, conclusively prove that the terrible deed was deliberately planned and cooly premeditated. The cause of the suicide is still shrouded in mystery so far as the public is concerned. The deceased has resided in the county for a long term of years; was universally respected and esteemed for his many shining qualities; stood high in the business, social and political circles of the county, was industrious, temperate, and economical in his habits. He has long held the office of Treasurer of the Town of Greenbush and has always given a faithful account of his stewardship. He was an original Republican, but last year embraced the Greenback theory, and ran on the Greenback ticket for County Treasurer, receiving much more than his part vote in his own neighboring towns. He leaves behind a wife and daughter and three sons. The funeral occurred in Glenbeulah, this morning, at 11 o'clock. The Odd Fellows took charge of the exercises. The attendance was very large.

Sheboygan Times - February 22, 1879

Suicide of Edwin Badger - The community were shocked, on Wednesday last, to learn of the death, by his own hand, of Edwin Badger, of Glenbeulah. Mr. B. had for many years been a prominent business man in that village, being engaged in the tin and hardware trade, was a member of the wheat buying Association, and latterly carried on a lumber yard also. He was for several years treasurer of the town of Greenbush, and last year a candidate on the Greenback ticket for county treasurer, running, where best known, largely ahead of his ticket. A man of unusually cheerful disposition naturally, and disposed to look on the bright side of life, temperate in his habits, plain in his tastes, industrious and energetic, he would have been almost the last man picked out to have done so rash an act. The motive which led to it is yet unknown to the public, and is only a subject of conjecture. We have not learned all the particulars of the case. But it is reported that half an hour or so before the sad event was known, he was pleasantly talking with some friends in the store, quietly smoking the while, exhibiting not the remotest appearance of anything being wrong with him. This was about 11 o'clock in the forenoon. The friends soon left, and sending his son out on an errand he fastened the store door upon the inside, entered a small bed room connected with the store, and throwing himself on the bed fired a pistol ball through his head near the temple. His son returning soon after entered the store from the back way, and hearing a groan issue from the bed room entered it and found his father lying there insensible, though still breathing. He expired, however, in a few moments. Letters were found upon him addressed to his wife and children, and also to two or three friends, which are supposed to throw some light upon the act, and also seem to indicate that it had been calmly premeditated. A wife and three children are thus plunged into the depths of affliction, and receive the warmest sympathies of the community. The funeral took place yesterday under the auspices of the Odd Fellows, of which he was a member, and was largely attended.

Sheboygan County News - February 26, 1879

Glenbeulah - The suicidal death of Edwin Badger, last Wednesday, cast a terrible gloom over the entire community. The burial took place on Friday in charge of the International Order of Odd Fellows of which he was a member. Mr. J.O. Barrett performed the funeral cceremony at Lyceum Hall and his daughter, Mrs. Hattie Bowman, read a very effective and appropriate poem. The singing by the Greenbush choir was excellent. The funeral was the most largely attended of any the ever took place in this village.

Plymouth Reporter - February 27, 1879

Glenbeulah - The sad death of Mr. Badger is yet wrapt in mystery, as far as we can learn. Such a shock as the suicide created was never known here before. He was a good citizen and one whom everyone respected and liked, a man who had but very few enemies. Stories were circulated that his accounts with the town of Greenbush would be found irregular, but we are happy to inform you readers that the Town Board have checked the books all through and the town accounts are all correct. The business was kept in Mr. Badger's usual correct way. The funeral last Friday-although the day was cold and disagreeable-was the largest ever seen in the village. It was estimated that 1,000 people were in attendance. Only about two-thirds of the friends were able to get into Lyceum hall where the funeral ceremonies were held. The singing was very good. The poem read by Mrs. E.H. Bowman was excellent and very appropriate. -Nearly one hundred Odd Fellows, of which order Mr. Badger was an honored member, were in procession.

Sheboygan Herald - February 28, 1879

The funeral of the lamented Edward Badger was attended by something like a thousand people, on last Friday morning. The Odd Fellows had charge of the mournful exercises. The Rev. J.O. Barrett spoke briefly yet very appropriately of the deceased, at Lyceum Hall. Mrs. E.H. Bowman read a most touching poem. Thus has passed away one of the worthiest and most respected citizens of Sheboygan County.


Joseph Osgood Barrett - Wheaton {Minnesota} Gazette Reporter - p.5 - Friday - February 11, 1898
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J.O. Barrett Dead

J.O. Barrett died at his home in Browns Valley on Tuesday morning. For two years past he has suffered from an ailment the exact nature of which was not known until a few days before his death, when it developed that he was suffering from a cancer located near his heart. The funeral occurred Wednesday and the remains were taken to the old home of deceased at Glen Buela{sic}, Wis. for interment. Mr. Barrett was a man of unusually bright intellect, whose opinions always commanded attention and respect. For several years and at the time of his death he held the position of secretary of the State Forestry Association, and in whatever capacity he served he was ever found faithful to his trust. He was well and favorably known throughout the entire state, and his public career was such that the people of his home county were ever proud to claim him as a citizen. By his death the state loses one of her brightest and most useful citizens, and all will unite in extending sympathy to the sorrowing family. Mr. Barrett was seventy-six years of age and he has resided in this county for seventeen years past.

- F.M. Barrett left Wednesday to accompany the remains of his father, J.O. Barrett, of Browns Valley, to their last resting place at Glen Buela, Wis.

Plymouth Reporter - February 17, 1898

J.O. Barrett Wrote History Of Old Abe


Minneapolis, Minnesota - February 10, 1898 - The friends of forestry will have cause to mourn the death of J.O. Barrett, which occurred at his home at Brown's Valley. Since coming to this state he had been active in the cause of forestry, and has been for many years secretary of the state association.

Mr. Barrett was born in Caanan, Maine, April 13, 1823. In 1853 he was married to Olive S. Moore, who survives him. Shortly after his marriage he moved to Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and resided in that state until 1881, when he located in Brown's Valley and engaged in tree planting. During his residence in Wisconsin Mr. Barrett devoted himself to literary pursuits, and was well known through out the state. During the war he was publisher of a newspaper in Eau Claire, and devoted much of his time to the organization of companies. Owing to deafness he could not muster for active service as a soldier, but he was appointed chaplain of the 8th Wisconsin Regiment of Volunteers and started to join the regiment in the South, but upon reaching Chicago news was received of Lee's surrender, and there was no need of further service in the field of battle. The 8th Wisconsin was the regiment which attained such notoriety by carrying the eagle, "Old Abe", through much active service during the war.

At the close of the war Mr. Barrett wrote a history of "Old Abe" and personally exhibited the old war bird at the centennial in Philadelphia, and while there sold 500,000 copies of the history.

Besides his wife, Mr. Barrett left three sons and one daughter, H. W. Barrett, druggist; Dr. W.O. Barrett, dentist; and Mrs. E.H. Bowman, all of Brown's Valley; and F.M. Barrett, banker of Wheaton, Minnesota. Four brothers survive him, W.M. Barrett, Devils Lake, secretary of the State Forestry Association of North Dakota; John R. Barrett, Anoka, Minnesota and Levi and Timothy Barrett of Caanan, Maine. -Sentinel.

Mr. Barrett was a resident of Glenbeulah for a number of years and there the remains will be interred on Friday forenoon, Cassia Lodge, F. & A.M. of this city conducting services.


Anita Boenisch - The Sheboygan Press - February 16, 2000
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Anita Boenisch, 79, of 1817 S. 12th St., died unexpectedly, Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000 at St. Nicholas Hospital.

The former Anita Rieder was born Feb. 25, 1920 in Sheboygan, the daughter of the late Joseph and Johanna Mahnke Rieder. She attended Franklin Elementary School and graduated from Sheboygan High School.

On Sept. 28, 1940, Anita was united in marriage to Alvin Boenisch at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, of which she was a member for most of her life. Anita will always be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Alvin; one daughter, Judy Tamminga of Sheboygan; one grandson, Jeffrey {Melodi} Tamminga of Sheboygan; one granddaughter, Debra Trossen of Sheboygan and two great-grandchildren, Nicole and Ryan Trossen.

Funeral services for Anita will be conducted on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000 at 4 p.m. at Ramm-Ziegler-Novak-Rettke Funeral Home, Southside Chapel. The Rev. Dr. Paul G. Bauman, pastor of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, will officiate. Entombment will take place at Sunrise Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

Friends may call at the funeral home, 1535 S. 12th St., on Thursday, from 2 p.m. until the time of services at 4 p. m.

Anita's family has established a memorial fund in her name.


Lena Becker - The Sheboygan Press - about 1974
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Mrs. Lena Becker, 85, of 1711 Knoll Crest Dr., died at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital early today.

The former Lena Frey, she was born in Kovno, Lithuania, on May 13, 1889, a daughter of the late Fred and Anna Frey. She attended school in Lithuania and came to Sheboygan in 1908.

On July 10, 1909, she married John Pluskat. He died Jan. 27, 1929.

In November, 1929, she and John Bartman were married. He died in 1932.

On April 3, 1937, she and Otto Becker were married in Sheboygan. Mr. Becker died in 1956.

Mrs. Becker was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Surviving are four sons, Walter, Alvin and Edwin Pluskat of Sheboygan, and Herbert Bartman of Dayton, Ohio; two step-sons, Walter and Harold Becker of Sheboygan; one daughter, Mrs. Robert {Ruth} Hahn, and three step-daughters, Mrs. Milton {Elsie} Johne, Mrs. Martha Zimmerman and Mrs. Agnes Pongratz, all of Sheboygan; 20 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Arndt of Medford. She was preceded in death by two step-sons.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, the Rev. Robert Stellwagen, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home from 4 p.m. Sunday until 10 a.m. Monday and at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of services.

A memorial fund has been established in Mrs. Becker's name for Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.


Frank Bohenstengel - The Sheboygan Press - May - 1975
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Frank Bohenstengel, 73, of 1627 Maryland Ave., died unexpectedly at home Saturday.

Born in the Town of Sheboygan Falls on Nov. 29, 1901, he was a son of the late Gottfried and Wilhelmina Bohenstengel. He attended South Parish School at Greenbush.

On July 10, 1924, he married Frieda Beiersdorf at Immanuel Lutheran Church here. Mrs. Bohenstengel died in August, 1974.

Mr. Bohenstengel was employed at the American Chair Co. until retirement in 1970.

He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Surviving is a son, Henry of Sheboygan, 10 grandchildren and a sister Mrs. Minnie Schnicke of Sheboygan.

Two brothers, a sister and a grandson preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home, the Rev. Herbert Stelter, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery.

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

A memorial has been established in Mr. Bohenstengel's name.


Wilbert J. Brandenburg - The Sheboygan Press - August - 1977
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Funeral services for Wilbert J. Brandenburg, 69, of 1302 S. 24th St., who died Monday at Eagle River, will be held at the Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. Friday.

The Rev. Herbert Stelter, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday until the time of services Friday.

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

He was born in Shawano County Mar. 6, 1908, a son of Louisa and the late John Brandenburg. The family moved to Beechwood, where he attended school.

On Nov. 23, 1929 he married Malitta Beiersdorf in Sheboygan. He had been employed at Sunshine Dairy, owned and operated the South 12th Street Lunch for many years, worked at Kohler Co., Lakeside Packing Co., and at the Vollrath Company until his retirement in 1971.

He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Survivors are his widow; one son, Roger, of Sheboygan; his mother, of Sheboygan; two grandchildren; one brother, Alvin, of West Bend, and one sister, Mrs. Venilda Borski, of Sheboygan.


Cornelius Back - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - January 14, 1977 - p. 4
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Cornelius Back, 82, of 310 1/2 Plymouth St., Plymouth died at his home this morning after suffering an apparent heart attack.

He was born March 21, 1894 in the Town of Greenbush, a son of Peter and Catherine Newhouse Back. He attended the Dye Road district school.

On April 8, 1919 he married Norma Waterman in the Town of Plymouth. The couple farmed in the Town of Sheboygan Falls and later in the Town of Plymouth until retiring and moving to Plymouth in 1974.

Mr. Back served in the U.S. Army during World War I.

He was a member of the Ladwig-Zinkgraf American Legion post 243 in Plymouth and served on the Bonnieview School Board for many years. He was a member of the Waldo United Methodist Church.

Survivors are his widow; two daughters; 11 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; four sisters; and two brothers.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, two great grandchildren, one sister and two brothers.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Wittkopp Funeral Home, the Rev. Glenn Hansen, pastor of the Waldo United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Plymouth Woodlawn Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 p.m. Sunday. Military rites will be conducted at the cemetery by the Ladwiz-Zinkgraf American Legion post 243 of Plymouth.


Frank J. Braun - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - June 2, 1999 - p. A2
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Frank J. Braun, 87, of Sheboygan, died Tuesday morning, June 1, 1999 at the Sheboygan Retirement Center in Sheboygan.

He was born Feb. 14, 1912 in Milwaukee, Wis., the son of the late Wenzel and Mary Raz Braun. He was educated in the Milwaukee School System and graduated from Washington High School in Milwaukee. He furthered his education by attending the University Extension in Milwaukee, the Chicago University and graduated in 1935 from the Milwaukee Teachers College.

Mr. Braun taught several years before serving in the U.S. Navy from June 1942 to Sept. 1945. Mr. Braun retiredin 1970 after 25 years of service with the U.S. Treasury Department where he worked as a customs agent.

He married the former Jean Rustling on Dec. 12, 1978 and together, they made their home in Sheboygan.

He is survived by his wife, two daughters, one son, his step-children, three grandchildren; one great-grandson, 13 step-grandchildren and 32 step-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Friday, June 4, 1999 at the Krause Funeral Home, 9000 W. Capitol Dr., Milwaukee, {414} 464-4640 from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Entombment will follow in Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield.

Memorials appreciated to the Parkinson Foundation.

The family would like to thank the Staff at the Sheboygan Retirement Home for the loving care received.


Peter Blanshan - The West Bend Democrat - death extract - 1880
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Blanshan, Peter died 5-30-1880; Town of Scott, Sheboygan; born 3-22-1803 in New York.


Eugene Blonigen - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - June 8, 1999 - p. A2
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Eugene Blonigen, 71, of Elkhart Lake, died Monday morning, June 7, 1999 at his home. Funeral arrangements are tenatively set for visitation on Thursday at Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home, Kiel, followed by a Mass of Resurrection at St. Ann Catholic Church, St. Anna.


Jeff Boulton - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - June 16, 1999 - p. A2
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Jeff Boulton, 40, New Franken, died at Bishops Court in Green Bay on Saturday, June 12, 1999 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Jeff was born Feb. 22, 1959 in Lancaster, Pa. to James and Joy Boulton.

After graduating from high school, he attended Juniata College in Huntington, Pa. and then attended the American Graduate School of International Management in Scottsdale, Ariz., receiving a master's degree in international marketing.

Jeff was formerly employed at Hayssen Manufacturing and most recently at Hart Design and Manufacturing in Green Bay. He very much loved the outdoors, especially camping and fishing.

Jeff is survived by two sons, one daughter, his parents, one sister, two nephews, other relatives and friends.

Friends may call at West Mason Malcore Funeral Home, 1530 W. Mason St., Green Bay, {499-4100} from 6 p.m. Thursday until the time of the memorial service at 7 p.m. The Rev. Steve Fewell, the chaplain of Unity Hospice, will officiate.

Memorials in Jeff's name may be made to Unity Hospice and are greatly appreciated.


Albert J. Bermke - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - June 17, 1999 - p. A2
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Albert J. Bermke, age 81 of Plymouth, passed away late Tuesday evening {June 15} at St. Nicholas Hospital, where he had been a patient for one day.

Albert was born on July 6, 1917 in St. John, Wis., a son of the late John and Barbara Anhalt Bermke. He attended Kiel area grade schools.

He married Cecilia Kapellen on Oct. 16, 1937 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth.

The couple lived and farmed for 46 years in the town of Plymouth, before retiring and moving to Plymouth in 1984.

He worked part-time for Leonard Gentine Cheese Counter in Plymouth for several years.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth, where he was an usher in the church for many years. He also was a member of the Holy Name Society in the church.

Survivors include his wife, one son, two daughters, seven grandchildren, give great-grandchildren, one sister, one brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law.

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

A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday morning {June 19} at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Plymouth. The Rev. Michael Sturm, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. Saturday until the time of services at the church.

A memorial fund is being established in his name for St. John the Baptist Catholic School Building Fund. The Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth is serving the family.


Joseph Baikauskas - The Sheboygan Press - May 25, 1969
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Joseph Baikauskas, 85, of 1117 S. 16th St., died at St. Nicholas Hospital Friday night.

Born in Lithuania, June 18, 1883, he was a son of the late Michael and Martha Baikauskas. He came to this country in 1898, settling in Pittston, Pa.

He had made his home in Sheboygan since May 30, 1902. On July 18, 1905, he married Magdelene Valukis at Immaculate Conception Church. She died in 1966.

Mr. Baikauskas was proprietor of the Calumet Hall for 23 years before retiring in 1949. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, the Eagles Club, and the Loyal Order of Moose.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Frank {Margaret} Gudinas, Sheboygan; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one sister,Mrs. Mary Belunas, Rhinelander.

Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Brief family services will be held at the Ramm Funeral Home Monday at 10:30 a.m., followed by a requiem Mass at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 11 a.m., with the Rt. Rev. J. J. Shlikas officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Sunday. The parish vigil will be held Sunday at 7:30 p.m.


Amelia Bruengger - Greenwood, Clark, WI; - "The Greenwood Gleaner" - Sept. 7, 1905
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In Memory Of Mrs. Bruengger

Amelia Bueker was born Dec. 8, 1846 in Sangenholzhausen, duchy of Sippe-Detmold, Germany. She was the second of four children born to Herr and Frau Herman Bueker.

In infancy she came with her parents across the sea. Early in the year 1847 a band of pilgrims left their homes in the "Fatherland" and set their faces toward the new world in search of new homes. On the 4th of May, 1847, the party consisting of 112 persons, young and old, embarked from Bremen on the the ship "Agnes von Bremen."

The ship was a sailing craft. After a voyage of several weeks the ship landed at Quebec, Canada. There the colony disembarked. Thence the colony made its way by boat down the St. Lawrence, and overland by rail to Buffalo, N. Y. From Buffalo they took a steamship over the lakes to Milwaukee, Wis. There the colony separated, the larger number settling in the primeval forest near what became later the town of Franklin, Sheboygan Co., Wis., a small portion of the colony going to Freeport, Ill.

Amelia Bueker was married in Franklin, Wis., March 31, 1869, to Henry Bruengger. They had no children. They, however, have an adopted daughter, whom they adopted in July, 1874.

For eleven years Mr. and Mrs. Bruengger lived in Kohlsvill, Washington Co., Wis., where Mr. Bruengger served as pastor. Thence they came to the German colony in Clark Co., near Greenwood, Wis., where Mr. Bruengger served the church as paster for two or three years. This colony is a branch of the original colony which settled near Franklin, Wis.

Mrs. Bruengger passed away at Greenwood on Aug. 26, 1905, leaving a husband, a daughter and three grandchildren--Mona, Henry, and Lee Wallis. Other near relatives of the deceased are her own brother, Mr. Frederick Bueker; two half-brothers, Mr. Henry and Mr. Conrad Humpke, and a half sister Mrs. Mary Arpke. These all mourn her loss.

From the original colony which came over on the ship, the "Agnes von Bremen," have gone forth several breach colonies from the vicinity of Franklin. One of these branch colonies settled in the state of Nebraska.

May the colony meet again on the other shore--meet to part no more.

For further information regarding this colony consult the booklet which is entitled, "Das Sippe-Detmolder Settlement In Wisconsin"--geschrieber and verfass von Jerome C. Arpke, B. S. This colony has an interesting history.


William Braun - Greenwood - Clark County - WI - "The Greenwood Gleaner" - September 23, 1915
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William Braun a pioneer settler of the Braun Settlement, nine miles north-west of this city, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Horn, Saturday at 6:30 o'clock p.m. at the ripe old age of 95 years.

Deceased was born in West Prussia, Germany, May 11, 1820 and came to this country in 1873 locating at Sheboygan. In 1878 he came with his family to this vicinity and starated to cut out a farm from the virgin forest of pine. He had never known a sick day since a boy and was well and able to work and enjoy life up to a week before his demise. Four sons and two daughters are left to mourn his departure. William, Frederick and Chris of this place and Gottfried of Sheboygan, and Mrs. Frank Horn and Mrs. Robert Horn of Longwood township.

Funeral services were held Tuesday Rev. Otto Saewert officiating and burial made in the Braun Settlement cemetery.


Fredrick W. Buker - The Marshfield News Herald
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Rites Saturday For Fred Buker

Burial To Be Made In Greenwood Cemetery


Greenwood -- Funeral services for Fred W. Buker, 83, Greenwood, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the West Side Evangelical and Reformed Church with a minister from Neillsville officiating. Burial will be made in the West Side cemetery, Clark County, WI.

Mr. Buker died at aobut 11:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Marden Convalescent Home where he had been the past year and a half.

The body will repose at the Schiller Funeral Home from late this afternoon until 1 p.m. Saturday. It will then be taken to the church to repose until the time of services.

Mr. Buker was born Nov. 20, 1867, in Sheboygan County. His marriage to the former Helen Schwarze, Dec. 20, 1893, took place at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schwarze, in the Town of Warner.

They had lived on their farm in Braun Settlement since their marriage. It is now operated by his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Haigh.

He is survived by two children, Mrs. Haigh and George Buker, Greenwood; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a brother and a sister: Edward Buker and Mrs. Amelia Decker, Greenwood.

His wife, two infant daughters, and one sister preceded him in death.


Carl W. Biwan - The Sheboygan Press - February - 2005
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Carl W. Biwan, age 84, of 2517 S. 17th St., died peacefully surrounded by his family at his home on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005.

Carl was born on April 11, 1920 in Sheboygan, a son of the late William and Emma {Trimberger} Biwan. He attended St. Peter Claver Catholic School and graduated from Sheboygan High School in 1938.

He enlisted in the Army serving from 1941 until 1945 in both Europe and Africa. He served with the Second Armored Division, the 702nd Tank Destroyer Battalion and the 195th Anti-Aircraft Battalion.

On Oct. 8, 1955 Carl was united in marriage to Muriel Lamb at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Dacada. He was a fireman with the City of Sheboygan for a time and then was a letter carrier with the U.S. Post Office until his retirement. Carl was a devoted family man, always enjoying time spent with them. His grandchildren were dearly loved by him. Carl also enjoyed reading, gardening and sports.

Carl was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Men’s Club.

{Note: The CC altered the survivor list to protect those still living}

Carl will be deeply missed by his family that survives; his wife of 49 years; his three sons, {One} of Pembroke Pines, Fla., {One} of Corvallis, Ore. and {One} of Rhine Center; his two daughters, {One} of Sheboygan and {One} of Oregon, Wis.; his 10 grandchildren; and his two sisters, both of Sheboygan. He was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Jerome and LaVerne Biwan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 13, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Glenn Powers, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery.

Friends and family may call at the church, 1305 Humboldt Ave., on Sunday from 1:30 p.m. until time of Mass.

In preference to flowers a memorial fund has been established in Carl’s name.

Carl’s family would like to extend a sincere thank you to St. Nicholas Home Health and Hospice for their continued care and compassion.

The Novak-Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home is serving the family.


Donald Eugene Bahr - The Sheboygan Press - June 6, 1950 - p. 1
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Pfc. Bahr Of Sheboygan Is Crash Victim

Sheboygan Soldier Killed Near Moses Lake, Wash. Monday In Accident On U.S. Highway


Pfc. Donald Eugene Bahr, 19, son of Mrs. Ethel Bahr, 823 Indiana avenue, and August W. Bahr, Canada, was killed at 4 p.m. {DST} Monday, in an accident on U.S. Highway 10, eight miles west of Moses Lake, Washington.

According to information received, the station wagon Bahr was driving left the road while he was attempting to pass another vehicle. He was stationed at the Larson Air Force Base, Moses Lake.

Born In Sheboygan

Donald Bahr was born in Sheboygan on March 28, 1931. He attended the South Side Junior High school and Central High school. On April 1, 1948, he joined the army air force.

Survivors include his parents; two sisters, Mrs. Victor Herman of Sheboygan, and Miss Joyce at home; one brother, Richard, at home; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Champeau of Sheboygan, and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Emma Bahr, of Sheboygan.

The body will be returned to Sheboygan for funeral services and burial. Arrangements are pending and will be announced later.

Funeral - The Sheboygan Press - June 13, 1950 - p. 12

Pfc. Donald E. Bahr


Funeral services for Pfc. Donald E. Bahr, who was killed in an accident in the state of Washington on June 5, were held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Ballhorn Funeral chapels. The Rev. Robert M. Hoeller, pastor of St. Peter Claver church, conducted the services and burial was made in Holy cross cemetery.

The body of Pfc. Bahr arrived in Sheboygan on Saturday, escorted by Sgt. Francis M. Jackson.

During the services Fred Bahr sang "Softly and Tenderly" and "In the Garden". The pallbearers were: Richard Nelesen, Joseph Long, Jr., Donald Abraham, William Russell, Orlen Schrimpf and Myron Brown, Jr.

Military honors were accorded by the firing squad of Company D, 426th Infantry, Wisconsin national guard. M/Sgt. Peter Fields commanded the squad. Bugler Donald Keller sounded "taps" and the color guards were Pfc. Tom Fields, Rct. Donald Daehnert and Rct. Donald Gudinar. Members of the firing squad were Corp. G. Behring, Corp. R. Gerzer, Pfc. J. Webb and Rct. N. Achilles.

Among those attending the services were: Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Bahr of La Crosse, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Champeau of Neskawaka, Ind., Mr. and Mrs. George Trudeau and Mr. and Mrs. Lowell LeDuke of Green Bay.


John Henry Brueck - Ida County Pioneer Record - Ida Grove, Iowa - March 22, 1956
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Battle Creek - John Henry Brueck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Brueck, was born near Sheboygan, Wisc., September 7, 1878. He came with his parents to Battle Creek, Iowa in 1880. He has been a resident of this neighborhood for 75 years.

Within a few years of their arrival, the family settles on the farm southeast of town which is still the home farm.

An April 12, 1911, he was married to Carrie Dall and they lived on the home place until 5 years ago when Mr. and Mrs. Brueck retired to Battle Creek. For the last 18 months Mr. Brueck had been in ill health. His condition gradually became worse and resulted in his death, Sunday, March 11, 1056, at the age of 77 years, 6 months and 4 days.

As a youth, he had been confirmed in the Lutheran church. He united with the Presbyterian church at the time of his marriage and has been a member for 45 years. He took an active interest in the work of the church and was constant in his attendance at the services as long as his health permitted. He assumed the position of Elder in 1843, and served as clerk of the season from 1948 to 1952. Rev. Kellow said in part: "Many times we attended Presbytery together; he represented the church as it commissioner. With his passing we have lost a good friend of both the church and the pastor. We shall miss him and his counsel. We join in tendering our prayerful sympathy to the family in this hour of their bereavement.

Mr. Brueck is survived by his wife, Carrie; two daughters, Mrs. Carol Best and Miss Alice Brueck, both of Washington, D.C.; five sons, John Henry, Jr. of Battle Creek, Iowa; Frederick of Ames, Iowa; Chris of Davenport, Iowa; Donald, of Columbia, S.C.; and David of Cherokee, Iowa; eight grandchildren, one brother also survives him, Louis Brueck of Boise, Idaho.

His parents, one brother, and three sisters preceded him in death.


Mrs. John {Anna} Bargenquast - Calumet County Reporter - New Holstein - Wednesday - Nov. 15, 1911 - p. 1 - c. 1
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Mrs. John Bargenquast passed away at her home Wednesday afternoon at 3:30, Nov. 7, 1911. She was 50 years, 3 months and 17 days old at the time of her death. Anna Beyer was born in the town of Russell on July 20th, 1861. Later coming to New Holstein she was united in marriage to John Bargenquast on Nov. 28, 1882. Theirs was a happy life, each living in perfect harmony with the other. In 1883 they moved onto the farm purchased by them. She is survived by a husband, five sons and two daughters, three brothers and two sisters. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Reformed church, of which deceased was a devout member. Here the sermon was preached by the pastor, and the choir rendered appropriate songs. A very large number of relatives and friends were present to pay respect to the memory of a truly Christian wife and mother. The Ladies Aid Society escorted the body from the church to the cemetery,w here the solemmn rites of the Reformed church were used for the interment. Those from away who attended the funeral were: Miss Lizzie Lang and Mrs. Henry Cliver of Marshfield, Miss Helen Erdman and Ed Bargenquast of Cedarburg, Mr. and Mrs. E. Schneider of Thorp, Mr. and Mrs. J. Beyer, and Martin and Peter Beyer of Fond du Lac.

n.b. Anna Beyer is the daughter of Gerhard and Margaret Petri Beyer.


Fred Berrens - Saturday - June 29, 1907 - Plymouth, Wisconsin
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Fatal Accident

Fred Berrens, Who Was Injured at the Wolf Chair Factory Last Week, Died Monday.

Fred Berrens, the announcement of whose injuries at the Wolf Chair factory was made in our last issue, died from the effects at his home on Mill Street, about 10 o'clock last Sunday night. He was born in Chilton April 17, 1882, and was wedded about four years ago to Miss Minnie Borts, who survives him as do also his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Berrens of Chilton, and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Mary Bostick, Heineman; Mrs. Christina Horth, Baraboo; John, Merrill; Peter, Edward, Joseph, Carl, Florence and Katie of Chilton.

The funeral took place Wednesday afternoon at the German Reformed church, Rev. Beisser officiating. The local council N. F. L., of which the deceased was a member, attended in a body and interment was made in the city cemetery. Mr. Berrens was a young man of quiet demeanor and good character and his early departure from earthly spheres is cause for much regret.


Walter Blindauer - The Sheboygan Press - November 21, 1949
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County Residents Are Killed In Accidents

Missionary and Father Lose Lives

Wisconsin Deer Hunting Mishaps Kill 4, Wound 24

Two Lives Are Lost In Deer Area

Residents of Black River and Erdman Prove Victims of Tragic Mishaps


Two Sheboygan county residents were among the victims of hunting mishaps over the weekend as deer season opened in northern Wisconsin.

Mrs. Elizabeth Peterman, 22, of Black River, was killed Sunday in what was the state's most tragic hunting accident to date this year, and Walter Blindauer, 45, of Sheboygan, route 1, died late Saturday of a gunshot wound incurred Saturday morning.

Mrs. Peterman, who had accompanied her husband, Delworth to the Crivitz deer area, was struck by a stray bullet that plunged through the wall of the farm home in which she was visiting. The bullet struck her in the breast, and she died almost immediately.

Hit By Bullet

Mr. Blindauer, who had gone to Florence county with a party of friends from this county, was hit by a bullet shortly before noon Saturday while hunting in Fence township, Florence county, and died about 5:15 p.m. Saturday.

The Petermans were visiting at the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Hruska, former Sheboygan residents, about three miles east of Crivitz. They were accompanied by their three year old son, David, and by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Reichert, 2404 S. Seventeenth street.

Mr. Peterman and Mr. Reichert had been hunting early Sunday and had returned to the farm home shortly before 10 a.m.

All were gathered in the home when the bullet pierced the wall and hit Mrs. Peterman, who was seated in a chair at the time.

The bullet had been fired by John Dalluge, 23, who lived two farms distant from the Hruska home. Dalluge said he fired three shots at a deer running across a field and then fired two more when he thought the deer was out of line with the house. An inquest was to be held today.

Mr. Peterman and Mr. Reichert returned to Sheboygan this morning, and the body of Mrs. Peterman is to arrive here late today.

Inquest Held

Mr. Blindauer was shot underneath his right arm. One of the first persons to reach him was a nephew, Jerome Blindauer, who had been living at the Blindauer home at Erdman and had accompanied Mr. Blindauer on the hunting trip. A coroner's jury ruled that Mr. Blindauer was wounded by an unidentified hunter.

Mr. Blindauer's hunting companions were his brother, Frank, also of Sheboygan, route 1, his nephew, Jerome, Louis Bender and son, Donald, of the town of Mosel, Arwin Kaemmer, of the town of Lima, and Herman Wehmeyer, town of Herman.

The body of Mr. Blindauer was brought to Gerend's Funeral home where brief rites will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday followed by a requiem high mass at 10 a.m. at St. Dominic's church. The Rev. I. Staskunas, curate, will be the celebrant at the funeral mass, and burial will be in the family lot at Calvary cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from Tuesday noon until the time of services.

Members of the Holy Name society of St. Dominic's church will recite the rosary for Mr. Blindauer at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Born in Town Sheboygan

Mr. Blindauer was born in the town of Sheboygan Dec. 3, 1903, the son of the late Joseph and Katherine Blindauer.

He attended Holy Name school and was married to Elsie Wettstein, of Charlesburg, at St. Dominic's church Aug. 24, 1933, by the Rev. George J, Knackert. Mrs. Blindauer died Feb. 26, 1939.

A member of St. Dominic's parish, Mr. Blindauer also was affiliated with the Holy Name society and was an honorary member of the Farmers and Sportmen's club.

He had worked as a milk hauler for 18 years and at the time of his death was engaged in custom baling.

Survivors are three children, Charlotte, Betty and Walter, Jr., all at home, and four brothers, Joseph and John, Sheboygan, and Frank and Edwin, town of Sheboygan.

Mrs. Peterman, a native of Sheboygan and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Lemkuil, 2212-B N. Fifteenth street, was born Aug. 16, 1927. She attended South Side Junior High school and North High School.

On Aug. 20, 1945, she was married to Delworth Peterman at St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed church. The couple lived in Sheboygan until recently when they moved to Black River.

Survivors are Mr. Peterman, David, Mrs. Peterman's parents, and her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Metzelfeld, of Sheboygan.

Plans for the funeral will be announced Tuesday.

The Sheboygan Press - November 23, 1949 - Funeral Write-up

Funeral services were held this morning for Walter Blindauer, who was accidentally shot while deer hunting in Florence county Saturday. A requiem high mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Dominic's church following brief rites at Gerend's funeral home. The Rev. I. Staskunas, curate, was the celebrant and officiated at the burial services in Calvary cemetery.

Members of the Holy Name society of St. Dominic's parish held a vigil for Mr. Blindauer Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Pallbearers were Arthur Bartzen, Francis Bartzen, George Jetzer, Fred Liebl, Erwin Mueller and William Mueller.

Organizations offering flowers included the Girl Scouts, Girls' Glee Club of Central High, Erdman Seniors and Troop 62 Boy Scouts, Marty's Flamingo club, home room 111 of Central High school, Arndt Bros., Inc., Lincoln School, Mueller & Bartzen market, Wagner & Bartzen, Entertainment committee and fellow members of Farmers' and Sportman's Conservation club, and neighbors.

Attending services from away were Sister M. Milgitha and Sister M. Oswalda, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Sylverius Woefel, Mr. and Mrs. Florian Woefel, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Wettstein, New Holstein; Mr. and Mrs. Clem Geiser, Mrs. William Deml, Mrs. Anton Kapfer, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Schneider, Mr. and Mrs. Gregor Geiser, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Geiser, and Mr. and Mrs. Aloys Geiser, Chilton; Mr. and Mrs. John Scherer, Sherwood; Mrs. Anna Streng, Dacada, and Mrs. Ed. Schwartz, Manitowoc.


Adam Buchmann - The Sheboygan Press - January 3, 1933 - Funeral Write-up
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Funeral Services Held In Town of Russell on Monday

Kiel - The funeral of Adam Buchmann, who passed away at the home of his son Sylvester in the town of Russell, was held Monday afternoon at 1:30 at the family residence and at 2 o'clock at St. Paul's Evangelical Church. The Rev. R. S. Zilinski officiated and interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Grandsons of the deceased acted as pallbearers. They were: Julius Henschel, Eldon Dessloch, Clarence Dessloch, Harvey Buchmann, Ardell Brown {sic} and Ralph Menne. The flower girls were two granddaughters, Miss Erma Buchmann of Kiel, and Miss Edna Henschel of Russell.

The following out-of-town people attended the services: Mrs. Emma Schuricht and daughters, Roma and Lillian, Mr. and Mrs. William Brown and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Brown of Sheboygan; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Schmidt, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kissinger, Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Dessloch and Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Dessloch of Plymouth; Mr. and Mrs. Michael Buchmann and Mr. and Mrs. Christ Huebner of Juneau; John Buchmann, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Paasch, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Fritzenmeier, Mr. and Mrs. Billie Spranger of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Buchmann of Oshkosh; William Praeger of Green Bay; Mrs. Emil Breheim and Mr. and Mrs. William Wisbrecher of Sheboygan; Mr. and Mrs. Philip Buchmann and children, Mr. and Mrs. George Henschel and daughter, Doris, Mr. and Mrs. John Henschel and daughter, Eleanor, Mrs. George Buchmann and children, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Henschel, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hahnemann, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henschel, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Davenport and daughter Jane, Mrs. Augusta Timreck, Mr. and Mrs. John Rochlus, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Jaeger, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Dessloch, Emil Lutz and Mrs. John Schuricht of Kiel, and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Henschel and Mr. and Mrs. Roy D. Meverden of New Holstein.


Frank Blindauer - The Sheboygan Press - September 23, 1976
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Frank Blindauer, 81, of 4919 Mueller Rd., died early today at Sunny Ridge where he had been a resident for the past three weeks.

Born in the Town of Sheboygan Sept. 2, 1895, a son of Joseph and Katherine Dreps Blindauer, he attended local schools and served in the U. S. Army in France during World War I.

He was a self-employed farm worker.

On Sept. 3, 1938, he married Regina Dreps at Holy Name Catholic Church. She died in December, 1964.

Only immediate survivors are two brothers, John and Edwin, both of Sheboygan. His parents and three other brothers preceded him in death.

The funeral Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Dominic Catholic Church, with the Rev. Cyril-Volz, pastor, as celebrant. Family rites will be held at 9 a.m. at the Gerend-Haberman Funeral Home. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday. A parish vigil will be held there at 7 Friday evening.

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


John Blindauer - The Sheboygan Press - September 8, 1978
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John Blindauer, 87, of 1306 N. 17th St., died Thursday evening at St. Nicholas Hospital.

He was born Jan. 24, 1891, in the Town of Sheboygan, a son of Joseph and Katherine Dreps Blindauer. He attended local schools.

On Sept. 2, 1924 he married Cecelia Rammer at St. Rose Catholic Church, Town of Lima.

For 25 years he was employed by the Sheboygan County Highway Department as a mechanic. He then operated an implement repair shop for 30 years at the intersection of North 38th Street and Wilgus Road.

He was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society.

Survivors are his wife; sons Robert and Arthur, both of Sheboygan; six grandchildren; one great-grandson, and a brother, Edwin of the Town of Sheboygan. He was preceded in death by four brothers.

A funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Dominic Catholic Church by the Rev. John Simon, associate pastor, preceded by family rites at 9:30 a.m. at the Gerend-Haberman Funeral Home. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Sunday. A parish vigil will be held there at 7 p.m. Sunday.

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


Walter C. Brendel, Sr. - The Sheboygan Press - January 27, 1966
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Walter C. Brendel, Sr., 77, died at his home in Howards Grove at 3:15 a.m. today after being stricken with a heart attack.

Born in the Town of Herman on Dec. 5, 1888, a son of Herman and Wilhelmina {Grunewald} Brendel, he was married to Catherine Zimmermann on June 20, 1913.

He was employed at the Howards Grove and Millersville box factories until his retirement in 1957. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Howards Grove.

Survivors are his wife; five sons and three daughters, Ervin, Harold, Roland, Walter, Jr., Willard, Mrs. Arno {Verona} Prange, Mrs. Anthony {Marian} Champeau and Mrs. Raymond {Mildred} Van Sluys, all of Sheboygan; a sister, Mrs. Clara Winkel; 20 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Howards Grove with the Rev. John F. Potratz, pastor, officiating. Internment will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the Walter H. Ahrens Funeral Home in Howards Grove, from 4 p.m. Friday to non Saturday and then at the church until the time of services.

A memorial fund is being established in Mr. Brendel's name.


Reinhold Becher - The Sheboygan Press - December 13, 1918
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Reinhold Becher, one of the oldest residents of Plymouth, died at a quarter to nine Saturday evening at the home of his son Carl on the homestead in the town of Plymouth. He had been ill for sometime, having broken his hip and was at the hospital for a time, but becoming homesick was removed to the home of his son. Mr. Becher's grandson, Carl Schoensiegel, who had lived at the Becher home for a number of years, died Nov. 10, at Livingston, Montana, where he was obliged to go account of his health.

Decedent was born in Germany January 8, 1839, and in 1853 came with his parents to America. They settled in the northern part of the town of Plymouth, on a farm owned by his father.

On the homestead Mr. Becher was united in marriage on March 14, 1862, to Miss Marie Kaiser. They lived to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary.

Mr. Becher enlisted in the Sixteenth Wisconsin infantry in the Rebellion. A brother died during the war. Two sons are all that survive: Louis A. of Plymouth and Carl. There are fourteen grandchildren. Mr. Becher was a member of the H. P. Davidson Post G. A. R. and also the Reformed church.

The funeral was held at one o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the residence of his son, Carl Becher, Rev. Beisser officiating. Interment was made in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Plymouth, beside the remains of his wife, who passed away March 7 of this year. The funeral was private as Mrs. Carl Becher and the six children are all ill with influenza.


Albert August Behring - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - February 24, 1941 - p.2
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Albert August Behring Dies At Home In County

Albert August Behring, 56, town Sheboygan, died Saturday afternoon at 2:15 o'clock after a lingering illness. He was born Oct. 17, 1884, in Waldersdorf, Germany, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Behring.

At the age of four he came to Sheboygan with his parents. He was employed at the Kohler company for 27 years until he retired two years ago because of illness.

He married Miss Frances Drexler on Nov. 24, 1906, the late Rt. Rev. Msgr. D. Thill officiating at Holy Name church. Mr. Behring, who always lived in the country, was a kind and loving husband and father.

Survivors are his widow, two sons, Alfred, of Kohler, and Arthur, at home, one daughter, Miss Helen, at home, three grandchildren, three brothers, William, Christ and Julius, city, and three sisters, Mrs. Carl {Minnie} Zutz, Mrs. M. {Lena} Kopplinger, and Mrs. Anna Schneider, city. One son, William, died in 1927.

He was a member of St. John the Evangelist church in Kohler, St. Leo Court No. 267, Catholic Order of Foresters, and the Kohler Workers' association.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 8:45 o'clock at the Ballhorn funeral temple and at 9:30 o'clock at St. John the Evangelist church, Kohler, the Rev. John J. Carroll officiating, with burial in Calvary cemetery. The body can be viewed at the funeral temple.

Funeral - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - February 27, 1941 - p.8

Last Rites For Albert Behring Held Wednesday


Last rites for Albert August Behring, who died Saturday afternoon at his home on the Upper Falls road, were held Wednesday morning at 8:45 o'clock at the Ballhorn Funeral temple and at 9:30 o'clock at St. John the Evangelist Catholic church, Kohler, the Rev. John J. Carroll officiating, with burial in Calvary cemetery.

Pallbearers were Edgar Katte, George Behring, Emil Knopp, Oscar Derler, Adolph Heisdorf and Herman Sass. There were many floral tributes and spiritual bouquets donated St. Leo Court, Catholic Order of Foresters, of which the deceased was a member, held vigil Tuesday night at 8 o'clock at the funeral temple.

Out-of-town people were Mrs. Emmett Steffenson, Mrs. Joe Borton and son, Miss Anna Gahn, Mr. and Mrs. George Gahn and Mr. and Mrs. Anton Gahn, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Drexler of Fredonia; Mr. and Mrs. William Stern, Saukville; George Drexler and Mrs. Ed Derda, St. Paul, Minn.

Henry Wagner, Lawrence Wagner, Mr. and Mrs. H.N. Stiegel and Mr. and Mrs. John Wagner, Cleveland, and Mr. and Mrs. William Terhardt, Cudahy.


John Bluss, Sr. - Manitowoc's Der Nord Westen - February 8, 1906
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{From the correspondent in Two Rivers, February 5}

Death of farmer John Bluss, Sr., who formerly lived about 5 miles from here, then left here about 20 years ago for a farm at Sheboygan Falls.

Mrs. Joseph Jaquette and H. Klöckner, relatives of the deceased, attended the funeral.


August Brose - Manitowoc's Der Nord Westen - March 3, 1892
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Death on Wed. last week in Sheboygan of 25 yr. old August Brose, son of Manitowoc resident, Fritz Brose. The deceased died of pneumonia, leaving his wife and one child. The body was brought here and buried Sat. afternoon in the city cemetery.

{NOTE: He is buried in Evergreen cemetery in Manitowoc county.}


Alfred H. Becker - November 24, 1955
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Rites Held Tuesday For Al Becker Who Died in Hunting Camp Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon for Alfred H. Becker, 54, of Calumetville, who died in a hunting camp near Herbster Friday. The services were conducted by the Rev. E.L. Worthman at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home. Burial was in Wildwood cemetery, Sheboygan.

Becker was in a hunting party that left Kiel Thursday for a camp near Herbster. The party had finished breakfast Friday morning and was preparing to go into the woods to look around when Becker was stricken. His death was attributed to a heart attack.

He was born at Fremont, Wis., Feb. 27, 1901, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Becker, and in 1915 came to Kiel. On July 11, 1933, he married the former Mabel Hecker. He operated a tavern in Kiel and later one at Sheboygan Falls. For the past 16 years he owned a tavern at Calumetville.

Becker was a member of the Redmen Lodge of Johnsburg, Wis.

Surviving are his wife and a son, mother, brother and a sister.


Arthur Bub - The Sheboygan Press - Death date of June 30, 1926
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Arthur Bub, 44, proprietor of the former Ortlieb hall and saloon about ten years ago, died at the Mayo Bros. hospital in Rochester, Minn., Wednesday evening, following an operation. His body arrived at the Meiselwitz Undertaking parlors Friday. Becoming suddenly ill while on his way to Canada with his two sons for a visit, Mr. Bub was taken to Rochester for an examination. An operation was deemed advisable, but his condition was so serious that he did not recover. Mr. Bub was born on a farm in the town of Rhine near Elkhart Lake April 27, 1882. In 1909 he was married to Miss Selma Beyer of Milwaukee. The couple lived in Plymouth for a few years, then moved to Millhome, and later came to Kiel, where Mr. Bub operated the former Ortlieb place. After remaining in Kiel for about three years, they moved to a farm southwest of New Holstein. Here Mr. Bub held an auction early this spring, and then left with his sons on the trip to Canada which he was unable to complete. Mrs. Bub preceded him in death in July, 1924. Mr. Bub is survived by two sons, his mother, Mrs. Sara Bub of Sheboygan; three sisters, and four brothers. The funeral was held from the home of his brother at Millhome Monday with services at the St. John's Evangelical church, Elkhart Lake at 2 p.m. The Rev. F. W. Zeh officiated, and burial was made in the Elkhart Lake cemetery.


Toddler Buechel - No Newspaper Listed - 1920
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Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lorenz Buechel.

Town Rhine - The two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lorenz Buechel, of the town of Rhine, southeast of Kiel, died last week, of pneumonia.

The funeral took place Friday, with interment in the Cath. cemetery in Rhine, Rev. Huepper of Elkhart Lake officiating.


Charles F. Berg - No Newspaper Listed - 1934
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Charles F. Berg, 64, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Arno Mueller in the town of Meeme, at 8:30 Wednesday evening last week. He had been in ill health for several months and since Thanksgiving had been bedridden.

Mr. Berg was, born in Uckermark, Germany, August 28, 1870. He was married to Mrs. Pauline Schreiber of the town of Herman in May, 1902 and they located in the town of Herman where they resided until 1912.

For a number of years they lived in Sheboygan, and then made their home on a farm in the town of Meeme for four years. For the last 15 years they lived in Kiel, with the exception of the last three months when they went to live on a farm in the town of Meeme with their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Arno Mueller and family.

Surviving Mr. Berg are his wife, three children, Alv. Schreiber of here and two daughters, Mrs. Arvin Voss of Milwaukee; Mrs. Arno Mueller of Meeme and ten grandchildren and five brothers: Richard, Fred, William, Edward and Herman Berg of Grand Haven, Michigan.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternon at 1:30 o’clock from the home and at two o’clock at the Schwartzwald Evangelical church. The Rev. Fred Mohme officiated and burial was made in the adjoining church cemetery.


Nathan Burgdorf - No Newspaper Listed - 1942
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N. Burgdorf Passes Away

Mrs. William Krause on Monday received the news of the death of her father, Nathan Burgdorf, aged 76, who died at his home in Plymouth that afternoon at 1:40 p.m. Though he had been in ill health for two years, he had been seriously ill two weeks.

Mr. Burgdorf was born November 20, 1865 in the town of Rhine, the son of Charles and Caroline Burgdorf. He attended the Town Rhine schools and was married to Eva Diefenthaler, who preceded him in death. On February 4, 1906, he married Eva Pfrang. The family lived in this city for fifteen years, and then moved to Plymouth, where they have resided since.

A carpenter by trade, Mr. Burgdorf retired eight years ago. Survivors are his wife; four children, seven grandchildren, and one brother, Charles of here.

Funeral services will be conducted this Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Wittkopf Funeral Home in Plymouth, with the Rev. Samuel Bullough officiating. Burial will be made in the Kiel city cemetery.


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Henrietta Burkart - The Sheboygan Press - April 17, 2002
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Henrietta {Etta} Burkart, 82, of N7267 Ridge Road, Plymouth {Crystal Lake}, died peacefully, at her home on Sunday, April 14, 2002.

Born in Fall River, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary {Kumikavitz} Pianka. Etta grew up in Providence, R. I.

She was married to John J. Burkart on April 26, 1942. The couple met while Mr. Burkart was serving in the U. S. Marines and stationed in New England.

They came to Plymouth in 1950, when Mr. Burkart joined his brother in the Burkhart Insurance Agency, which had been founded by his father and brother in 1928. Mr. Burkart died in 1996.

Etta was devoted to her family and raising the couple's six children. After purchasing their summer home on Crystal Lake, Etta could often be found at the end of the pier with a fishing rod in her hand. Etta enjoyed cooking and passed her culinary skills down to her children and grandchildren. Some of recipes were incorporated into the menus of her children and grandchildren in their careers as professional chefs.

Etta and Jim were the parents of six children, a daughter and son-in-law of Brookfield and Crystal Lake, the late Bonnie Joslyn and her surviving husband, two sons and daughter-in-laws, all of Crystal Lake, a son of Elkhart Lake, and a daughter and son-in-law of Lemon Grove, Calif.; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister of Greenville, R. I. In addition to her husband and daughter, she was preceded in death by five brothers and sisters.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 18, 2002 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 94 N. Lincoln St., Elkhart Lake. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Plymouth.

Friends may join the Burkart family at the Mass to celebrate the life of Etta Burkart. There will be no public visitation.

A memorial fund has been established in her name.

The Zimmer Funeral Home of Sheboygan is assisting the family.


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George H. Brieske - The Sheboygan Press - January 22, 2005
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George Henry Brieske of Elkhart Lake, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004 at his daughter's home in Palm Beach, Fla., following a stroke in August. He was 68.

George was born Oct. 15, 1936, in Plymouth, the son of Elmer Brieske of Elkhart Lake and Edna Carlson Brieske, originally of Unity. He graduated from Elkhart Lake High School and continued his education at UW-Whitewater, majoring in business education. His uncle, Paul A. Carlson, served as his mentor. Graduate studies in business were completed at the University of Illinois, Champaign. He served proudly in the U. S. Army Reserves for several years.

He spent his career at the University of Wisconsin - Madison in the School of Business, serving as both professor and administrator. Middleton was his home for nearly 30 years. Heart disease forced an early retirement during which time he enjoyed working at the "Brieske Conservancy" near Elkhart Lake, spending winters in sunny San Diego, Calif., and attempting to beat the dealer in Las Vegas, Nev.

George is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, both doctors residing in Hillsboro, a daughter and her husband of Palm Beach, Fla., another daughter of Havre, Mont., a grandson of Hillsboro, a granddaughter of Hillsboro and a granddaughter of Palm Beach, Fla. He is further survived by the mother of his children of Middleton and his close companion of San Diego, Calif.

A memorial service will be held the weekend of July 9, 2005, in Elkhart Lake.

Contributions in George's memory may be made to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, P. O. Box 527, Hillsboro, WI 54634.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Plymouth is serving the family.


Emma Bunge - No Newspaper Listed - March - 1967
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Mrs. Emma Bunge Dies Monday

Funeral services were held Wednesday for Mrs. Emma Bunge, 91, fourth street, at Meiselwitz Funeral Home. The Rev. John F. Baumann, pastor of St. Peter's United Church of Christ officiated. Burial was in the Kiel cemetery.

Mrs. Bunge died early Monday at Calumet Memorial hospital, where she had been a patient for one week.

The former Emma Jens, she was born October 2, 1875, in the Town of New Holstein, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Jens. She was married December 21, 1895, to Herman Bunge of the Town of Rhine.

They lived in Kiel a short time before moving to farm in the Town of New Holstein. They retired in 1941 and returned to Kiel. Mr. Bunge died in 1951.

The couple observed their golden wedding anniversary in 1945.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Marielle Ramminger, Kiel, and Mrs. Elmer Schneider, Plymouth; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Three sons preceded her in death.


Edna Mae Beaton - Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter - March 3, 2002
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Edna Mae Beaton, age 82, of Sheboygan, died at her home Wednesday morning, Feb. 27, 2002 after a two year struggle with cancer.

Edna Mae was an accomplished watercolor artist. Her paintings have been shown in numerous exhibitions, both invitational group and one-woman shows, receiving frequent Best in Watercolor and Purchase Awards.

In a state/national competition, sponsored by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs and the Outdoor Advertising Association of America, her painting won, first, the Wisconsin State Grand Award and, subsequently, the International Grand Award. She studied abroad in Italy, Finland and Mexico. She is a graduate of Mount Mary College,

Milwaukee, with a bachelor of arts degree.

Edna Mae was born and grew up in Two Rivers. After her first marriage, she moved to Milwaukee and spent most of her adult life there.

After the death of her first husband, she re-married in 1993 to Walter Haase, then of Southbury, Conn. He also grew up in Two Rivers and had been a high school classmate. The two met at their 55th high school class reunion, not having seen each other in all those years.

Edna Mae is survived by her husband, Walter Haase; three children, six grandchildren, three stepchildren, four step-grandchildren, a brother and a sister.

Also surviving are a brother and a sister.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at the New Hope United Methodist Church in Greenbush. The Rev. Bill Beaton, pastor of the church and nephew, will officiate. Friends may call at the church from noon until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in Edna Mae’s name for the American Cancer Society.

The Wittkopp Funeral Service in Plymouth is serving the family.


Mary Bradley - The Plymouth Review - November 1, 1922 - front page - c. 5
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Mrs. Sherman Bradley, a sister of Mrs. H. Breitung of this city, passed away at the home of her son, Jesse Bradley in Milwaukee, Sunday night. She had been ill for a long time. The funeral services were held Tuesday from the home of her son; Mr. and Mrs. H. Breitung and Miss Louisa Breitung from this city attending. She is survived by her son, Jesse, and three sisters, Mrs. H. Breitung of Plymouth, Mrs. Henry Freutel of Milwaukee, formerly of Plymouth, and Mrs. Traut of Milwaukee.

NOTES: Mary Schneider Bradley died on Sunday, October 29, and the paper was published on Wednesday, November 1, 1922. She was buried at Wanderer’s Rest Cemetery near her husband Sherman A. Bradley, who died November 28, 1909. Jesse Bradley was her step-son. Cemetery records give her date of birth as September 19, 1857. Of the three sisters, Mrs. Henry Freutel was Mary’s younger sister Louisa.


Albert Baumann - No Newspaper Listed - 1960
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Albert Baumann Dies Tuesday Evening

Albert W. Baumann, age 67, 304 St. Paul Street, died at his home Tuesday evening. He had been in ill health for several years.

Funeral services will be held Friday at two o’clock at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ with Rev. Vernon E. Jaberg officiating. Burial will be at Elkhart Lake. Friends may call at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home after 3 p. m. Thursday.

Mr. Baumann was born November 29, 1893, in the Town of Plymouth. He was the son of the late Anton and Margaret Baumann. May 18, 1927, he married Clara Kasper at Elkhart Lake. They operated a farm in the Town of Plymouth until 1942 when they moved to Kiel. He has been a salesman for Raleigh products since he came to Kiel.

Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Emil Lutz and Mrs. Arthur Binder of Sheboygan; three grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Pauline Kath and Mrs. Margaret Gerber, Plymouth, and Mrs. Tillie Michaels, Sheboygan; two brothers, Alfred, Plymouth, and Anton, Sheboygan Falls.


Peter Burkhardt - No Newspaper Listed - 1930
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P. Burkhardt Is Laid to Rest

Peter Burkhardt, who died at his home at Stratford Sunday night, March 9, was born in 1866 in the town of Herman, Sheboygan county, where he grew to manhood on a farm near Ada. In 1889 he was united in marriage to Ida Kircher, to which union seven children were born, of which one died in infancy. In 1901 his first wife preceded him in death. Later he was married to Elizabeth Andre, five children being born of this union, three of whom died in infancy.

In 1913 he moved onto a farm at Stratford, where he lived the remainder of his life. He is survived by his widow: eight children, John, William, Arthur, Alfred, Norman and Mrs. Alfred Jones all of Stratford, George of this city, and Mrs. Robert Sport of Elkhart Lake. Three sisters, Mrs. John Bubbers at Stratford, Mrs. Theodore Gosse at Elkhart Lake, and Mrs. Fred Riess near Franklin.

The funeral was held at the home at 1 o'clock and at 1:30 at the Ebenezer church near Stratford. Internment was made in the church cemetery.


Ferdinand C. Brieske - No Newspaper Listed - 1938
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F. C. Brieske Dies After Long Illness

After an illness of about a month Ferdinand C. Brieske, 61 years old town Russell farmer, son of Carl and Charlotte Brieske, died Saturday night at a Milwaukee hospital.

He was born in town Rhine, May 17, 1877. On December 29, 1904, he married Ida C. Schuler and the couple lived in New Holstein for 24 years. For the past six years they have lived on the farm home in town Russell three miles northwest of Elk Lake.

Survivors are: his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Lawrence C. {Ester} Talbot and Miss Luella Brieske, both of Milwaukee; one sister, Mrs. August Kallenberg of Plymouth; and two brothers, Charles of Glenbeulah, and Louis of Elkhart Lake. He was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, at 1:30 at the home, and at 2 p.m. at St. Pauls church in the town of Russell, with Prof. Carl Ernst officiating. Burial will be made at St. John's cemetery here.

The body will be at the home from Tuesday until the time of services.


Mathias Becker - No Newspaper Listed - 1935
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Following an illness of four weeks Matthias P. Becker, Random Lake, a brother of Mrs. Philip Menne of this city, passed away at his home Sunday evening, at the age of 43 years.

Mr. Becker was born in Germany October 19, 1882, and came to Elkhart Lake in 1882, with his parents. On May 22, 1912 he was united in marriage to Clara Stauginer of Clarks Mills, the couple residing at Cleveland, St. Nazianz and Kiel before moving to Elkhart Lake ten years ago. Mr. Becker conducted meat markets at these places. He also operated one at Random Lake until four months ago, when he sold the shop to his son, Gordon.

Survivors are: his widow, three sons, Gordon, Arnold and Upton, at home; his aged mother. Mrs. Henry Becker of Glenbeulah; two brothers, Adam and Henry of Elkhart Lake; four sisters, Mrs. Philip Menne of Kiel, Mrs. William Gottsacker of Sheboygan, Mrs. Henry Ziegler of Glenbeulah, and Mrs. Mathilda Trowbridge of Haywood.

The funeral was held Wednesday at 9 a.m. at St. Mary’s church at Random Lake, with the Rev. A. H. Foltz officiating, and burial being made in the church cemetery.


Marie Badal - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - July 12, 1948
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Mrs. Marie Badal, 37, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schuler of Elkhart Lake, died in Chicago Sunday morning following a lingering illness.

Born February 12, 1911, in Elkhart Lake, she married Paul Badal in Chicago in 1929. She is survived by two daughters, Patricia and Diane; a brother, Elroy of Spring Valley, Minn.; three sisters, Mrs. Harold {Margaret} Hoffenkamp of Chicago; Mrs. Ralph {Evelyn} Kretsch of Plymouth, and Miss June, of Sheboygan and her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Roeder Funeral Home, Elkhart Lake. The Rev. Paul Olm, pastor of the Community Evangelical and Refomed Church will officiate and burial will be made in the Elkhart Lake Cemetery.


William Burton - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - November 11, 1919 - p. 4 - c. 6
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Wm. Burton, a resident for many years of Sheboygan county, died at his home on Caroline street Monday morning. Mr. Burton was born in Oswego county, New York, January 22, 1833. At the age of 13 he with his parents came to Milwaukee, then he with two of his brothers, started for Sheboygan county, a distance of 53 miles with an ox team and accomplished it in 6 days. The remainder of the family coming to Sheboygan by sailboat. Since then he has been a resident of Sheboygan county.

He leaves a widow {Mary} and one daughter, Mrs. Dr. C. R. Nutt of this city and one son, Ernest G. of Portland, Oregon, besides one brother, George, of Mirmingham {sic, Birmingham?}, Ala. Funeral will be at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dr. C. R. Nutt, Wednesday, Rev. Chas. Burton of Milwaukee and Rev. Skidmore will officiate.


Emma M. Brown - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - April 11, 1977 - p. 16
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Mrs. Emma M. Brown, 92, of 118 Spring St., Plymouth, died early Sunday at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient for two weeks.

The former Emma Waterman was born Feb. 10, 1885 in the Town of Plymouth, a daughter of Henry and Anna Menne Waterman. She attended district schools and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1902.

On Oct. 26, 1910 she married DeWitte C. Brown in the Town of Lyndon. The couple farmed in the Town of Plymouth until 1933, when they moved to the city of Plymouth. He died March 16, 1957.

She was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ, the Ruth chapter of the church, the Plymouth Homemakers, and the Service Star Legion.

Survivors are a son, Eugene, Plymouth; one daughter, Mrs. Donald {Doris} Wilterdink, Wauwatosa; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two daughters, one son and two brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Wittkopp Funeral Home, Plymouth, with the Rev. Robert Klepper, pastor of First Congregational United Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in Plymouth Woodlawn Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 p.m. Tuesday until the time of services. Service Star Legion memorial services will be held there at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

A memorial fund has been established in Mrs. Brown's name for the First Congregational United Church of Christ.


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Eugene DeWitte Brown - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - September 17, 1988 - p. 5
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Eugene DeWitte Brown, 74, of 118 Spring St., Plymouth, passed away at St. Joseph Hospital, in Milwaukee, on Thursday, Sept. 15, where he had been a patient one day.

He was born on February 19, 1914, in Plymouth, a son of the late DeWitte Clinton and Emma Mabel Waterman Brown.

He attended Plymouth schools and was graduated from Plymouth High School in 1933. He served in the U.S. Army, with the 3rd Infantry Division, in North Africa, Sicily and Italy from 1939 to 1945. He then served in the U.S. Air Force in Okinawa, Korea and Japan from 1948 to 1964. In retirement, he was employed at Sunny Ridge in Sheboygan and published two books on poetry, namely Verse Anyone and Poignant Poetry.

He is survived by one brother-in-law of Wauwatosa; one nephew of Sheboygan; two nieces one of South Milwaukee and one of Mukwonago; also great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Warren, and three sisters, Doris, Audrey and Lucille.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Sept. 18, 6:45 p.m. at the Wittkopp Funeral Home in Plymouth. The Rev. William E. Rishel, pastor of the 1st Congrational United Church of Christ, in Plymouth, will officiate. Burial will be in the Plymouth Woodlawn cemetery.

Friends may call at the Wittkopp Funeral Home from 3 p.m. Sunday, until the time of services.


William H. Brown - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - December 15, 1943 - p. 10
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William H. Brown Passes Away At Plymouth Hospital

William H. Brown, 67, passed away at the Plymouth hospital at 7:25 o'clock on Tuesday evening. He had been a patient there for the past several months.

Mr. Brown was born in town Mitchell on Oct. 1, 1876, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Augustus E. Brown. He made his home in Chippewa Falls, Wis., but he came to this city to make his home with a brother, DeWitt Brown, in July. Prior to entering the hospital here he lived at the home of his brother.

One brother, Andrew Brown, who passed away several days ago, was laid to rest on Tuesday. Among the survivors are his brother, DeWitt Brown, of Plymouth, and a sister, Mrs. Nellie Moneaux, of Luverne, Minn.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. at the Wittkopp Funeral Home in Plymouth. The Rev. Samuel Bullough of the First Congregational Church will officiate, and burial will be made in the Woodlawn cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, until the time of services.


Frederick C. Buchholz - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - August 17, 1977 - p. 10
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Frederick C. Buchholz, 55, R. 2, Elkhart Lake, died Tuesday at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for two weeks.

He was born in New Holstein on Jan. 15, 1922, a son of Charles and Veronica Wirth Buchholz.

He graduated from New Holstein High School in 1940.

On Nov. 17, 1941 he married the former Hope Ortlieb at Chilton.

Mr. Buchholz was a machinist at the H.G. Weber Co., Inc., Kiel, until his retirement in 1974.

He resided in New Holstein until 1964, when they moved to the Town of Russell.

Survivors include his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Marlyn {Lynn} Knier, R. 1, Elkhart Lake, and Mrs. Glen {Ruth} Conrad, St. Cloud; two grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Lois Wilcox.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Erbe-Evjen Funeral Home, New Holstein, the Rev. Roland Kley, Sheboygan, a former pastor of St. John United Church of Christ, New Holstein, officiating. Burial will be in the New Holstein Cemetery.

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


John Barsoles - Der Nord Westen - May 13, 1909
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John Barsoles, a young resident from Sheboygan of Russian nationality, came here to pay a visit to his sister living here. With two other young Russians who live in Two Rivers, he made a trip on the river on Monday. Their boat was old and decrepit and quickly filled with water. The 3 young men steered toward the nearest dock to save their lives, but before they got there the boat overturned and they fell in the water. None of them knew how to swim. One was able to reach a nearby boathouse while another clung to the boat. Barsoles, however, quickly sank and never returned to the surface. Workers from the nearby Eggers factory saved the two, and the men from the life saving station were called to search for Barsoles. They got him out of the water in less than 10 minutes and worked on him for two hours, but it was fruitless -- Barsoles was dead. On Tuesday his father came to Two Rivers and took the body of his son back to Sheboygan.


Carolina Barthels - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - December 21, 1918 - P. 1 - C. 8
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Mrs. Bartel, residing one-half mile east of the Johsonville road, died at 5 o’clock this morning at her residence. The funeral arrangements have not been completed.

The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - December 24, 1918 - P. 6 - C. 5

The funeral of the late Mrs. William Barthels, who died at 4 o’clock Saturday morning at her home in Town Sheboygan Falls of heart failure, after an illness of two months, was held at 1 o’clock Monday afternoon from the family residence and at 2 o’clock from the St. Paul’s Lutheran church, Town Herman, Rev. Mielke officiating. Burial was made in the cemetery adjacent. Mrs. Barthels at the time of her death had reached the age of 52 years, 8 months and 23 days. She was born in Town Sheboygan Falls and had always been a resident of this county. Her maiden name was Miss Carolina Radtke and she was married to Mr. Barthels, Oct. 14, 1887. She is survived by her husband and six children, Louis and William Barthels and the Misses Edna and Helen Barthels at home; Mrs. Louis Cerronne, Franklin; and Mrs. Frank Koechel Jr., of this city. She also leaves three grandchildren.


Jacob Bertschy, Sr. - Sheboygan Herald - Saturday - December 1, 1906 - Part 2
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Jacob Bertschy, Sr., died Sunday, Nov. 25, at the home of his son, Jacob in the town of Herman, aged 70 years. Besides Jacob, Jr., he leaves two other sons, John of Sheboygan, Martin of the town of Plymouth and two daughters.


Nicholas Biwerse - Sheboygan County News - Wednesday - February 17, 1909 - Page 1
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Nicholas Biwerse, aged 81 years, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 16, at St. Nicholas hospital.


Alvina Bowers - Sheboygan County News - Wednesday - January 18, 1905 - P. 1
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Mrs. Alvina Bowers, a much esteemed Sheboygan County pioneer, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 17, at her home in Plymouth, aged seventy-four years. The deceased was the widow of the late H.H. Bowers. Her maiden name was Wadhams. She was born Sept. 14 1830 in Cazenovia, N.Y., and came with her parents to Sheboygan county in 1848. Six children survive as follows: Henry of Madison; Frank of Fond du Lac; L.W. Bowers, of the Plymouth Review; Mrs. Nellie White and Myrtle Nolan also of Plymouth. The funeral will take place Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, the Rev. Bayton of the Episcopal church officiating.


Alois Braen - Sheboygan County News - Wednesday - January 18, 1905 - P. 1
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Alois Braen, of 920 Huron avenue, aged forty years and six months, died Monday, Jan. 16 at St. Nicholas hospital, following an operation performed on Saturday. A widow and four children survive.


Harold Bohm - Sheboygan Herald - Saturday - February 19, 1910 - Part 2
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Harold Bohm, aged 11 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bohm of 1118 North Ninth street, died Tuesday evening at ten o'clock of diphtheria. The boy was an only child and was taken ill on Thursday of last week. The interment was made Wednesday afternoon in the Lutheran cemetery.


William Binder - Sheboygan County News - Wednesday - April 1, 1908 - P. 1
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William Binder, son of Mrs. Anna Binder, of 2223 Kroos court died Saturday morning, Mch. 28, of scarlet fever, aged nine years. The remains were interred in the North Side Catholic cemetery Sunday morning, the rev. D.F. Thill officiating.


Peter Baker - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - October 19, 1934 - P. 4 - C. 5
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Peter Baker of Town Greenbush Dies Thursday

Peter Baker, aged 76, passed away Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at his home in the town of Greenbush. Mr. Baker was born March 11, 1858, in Bieren, N.Y., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Christ Baker. He was married July 24, 1887, to Miss Elizabeth Winter, who preceded him death. Survivors are the following children: Catherine of Plymouth, Edgar of Sheboygan, George and Mrs. Florence Rohde of the town of Greenbush, and a brother, John of Plymouth. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Baker home and at 10 a.m. at the Lady of Angels church in Osceola. The Rev. Father Michaels will officiate and burial will be made in the adjoining cemetery.

The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - October 24, 1934 - P. 4 - C. 4

Funeral Services For Peter Baker


Funeral services for the late Peter Baker who died last Thursday were held at his home in the town of Greenbush on Monday morning at 9:30 o’clock and at 10 o’clock from Our Lady of Angels church at Armstrong. The Rev. Father J.J. Michaels officiated and burial was made in the adjoining cemetery. The pallbearers were six nephews of the deceased, C.W., F.J. and J.P. Baker, J. Michels, John Winter and J. Roltgen, Jr.


Katherine Baker - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - August 5, 1965 - P. 8 - C. 5
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Miss Katherine C. Baker, 66, Whitewater, former Plymouth resident, died suddenly at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the home of a neighbor in Whitewater. Death was attributed to a heart attack. She was born July 14, 1899, in the Town of Greenbush, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Baker. She attended Rathbun Grade School and was employed on the nursing staff of Plymouth Hospital for 23 years. The past 14 years she had lived in Whitewater. Miss Baker was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Parish, Whitewater. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Florence Rohde, R. 1, Elkhart Lake, and a brother, George, Town of Greenbush. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Plymouth, with the Rev. Laurence Waleske, pastor, celebrant of the requiem Mass. Burial will be in Greenbush Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 p.m. Friday to the hour of services. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday.


George Baker - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - November 28, 1972 - P. 12 - C. 1
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Funeral services will be held Thursday for George J. Baker, 77, of Town of Greenbush, who died Sunday afternoon at the Plymouth Hospital where he had been admitted earlier in the day. The Rev. Joseph Fischer, pastor, will be celebrant of the 9:30 a.m. mass at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, Armstrong, following brief family rites at the Wittkopp Funeral Home, Plymouth, at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Sheboygan. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 p.m. Wednesday until the hour of services. A Rosary vigil will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home by parish members and the Holy Name Society. Military rites will be conducted at the grave by the Glenbeulah American Legion Post. Born Aug. 8, 1895 in the Town of Greenbush, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Baker. Her married Marguerite Seekins at Armstrong on Sept. 25, 1928. She died April 20, 1935. He served in the U.S. Army in France during World War I with Co. G. 29th Infantry. He farmed in Greenbush most of his life and for the past 35 years resided with the John Roltgen family. He was a member of Our Lady of Angels Parish and its Holy Name Society. Mr. Baker also was a member of the Plymouth VFW, Veterans of World War I, Barracks 2645, Glenbeulah American Legion Post and Town of Forest Sportsmen’s Club. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Florence Rohde of Kiel. Two brothers and a sister preceded him death.


John J. Baker - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - April 2, 1941 - P. 6 - C. 3
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John J. Baker Passes Away At Plymouth Today

Plymouth - Special - John J. Baker, age 75, passed away at 5 a.m. today at the home of his son, Christ Baker, 1011 Kensington ave. He had been seriously ill for the past five days. Mr. Baker was born June 29, 1865, in the town of Greenbush, a son of Christopher and Catherine Baker, and was married to Anna Butz on Jan. 27, 1891, at St. Joe. The couple lived in the town of Greenbush until 1929, when they moved to Plymouth to make their home. They had lived with Christ Baker since 1932. Mrs. Baker died May 5, 1938. Survivors of Mr. Baker are four children: Christ, this city; Frank, town of Forest, Fond du Lac county; John, town of Plymouth, and Mrs. Francis {Mary} Hand, of Madison, and five grandchildren. A daughter and a sister preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held at the home of Christ Baker at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and at 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic church. The Rev. A.J. July will officiate, and burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may view the body at the Baker home from Thursday evening until the time of services.

The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - April 3, 1941 - P. 8 - C. 6

Will Hold Vigil Friday Evening


Plymouth - {Special} - The Holy Name society of St. John the Baptist Catholic church will hold a vigil Friday at 8 p.m. for its deceased member, John Baker, at the Christ Baker home, 1011 Kensington avenue.

The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - April 8, 1941 - P. 4 - C. 4

John Baker Funeral Services Are Held Saturday Morning


Plymouth - Funeral services for John Baker, who passed away at the Christ Baker home on Wednesday morning, were held Saturday morning at 9:30 o’clock at the home and at 10 o’clock at the St. John the Baptist church. The Rev. A.J. July officiated and burial was made in the St. John’s Catholic cemetery. The mass was sung by the children’s choir and during the services Miss Evelyn Stroebel rendered “Abide With Me”, with Mrs. Irma Burke presiding at the organ. The pallbearers were Henry Lorge, Eldon Havey, Charles Pfrang, George Baker, Francis Baker and Joseph Roltgen. There were many beautiful floral tributes and many called at the home and attended the last rites attesting to the high esteem in which the deceased was held. Among those from away who attended the last rites were: Mr. and Mrs. Christ Freund, Mr. and Mrs. John Hau, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Lynes, Miss Genevieve Lynes, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Crosby, Misses Isabelle, Ellena dn Rose Foy, Mrs. Mary Scannell, and Thomas Crosby of Fond du Lac; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Fiss, Donald Butz of DePere; Mr. and Mrs. Christ Hau, Mr. and Mrs. August Hau and son, Miss Angelita Hau, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Butz, Mr. and Mrs. Kilian Butz of St. Cloud; Dr. and Mrs. F.H. Hand and daughter, Joanne, of Madison; Miss Margaret Casper, and Miss Gertrude Casper of Maywood, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Schroeder and daughters, Virginia and Phyliss, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Roehr and daughter, Jean, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Tupper, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Phipps and daughter, Miss Doris of Sheboygan; Myron Conger and son, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rohde and Joseph Pauly of Sheboygan Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Dave Sadoff of Manitowoc; Miss Louise Graham of Eden; Mrs. George Blaedau of Van Dyne, and many others from this city and vicinity.


Anna Baker - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - May 6, 1938
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Mrs. A. Baker Of Plymouth Dies Thursday

Plymouth, Wis. – Mrs. Anna Baker, wife of John Baker of this city, passed away Thursday at 6 p.m. at St. Mary’s hospital, Madison. She was born July 21, 1867, at Mt. Calvary, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Butz. Deceased was married to John Baker on January 29, 1891, at St. Joe, and they made their home on a farm in town of Greenbush until about 10 years ago when they moved to Plymouth. On April 10, 1938, she went to Madison to visit her son-in-law and daughter, Dr. and Mrs. F.H. Hand. Survivors are her husband, one daughter, Mrs. F.H. Hand, of Madison, three sons, Frank, of town of Forest, and Christ and John of this city; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Casper, Miss Mary Butz and Miss Clara Butz, all of Maywood, Wis.; two half brothers, Frank and Killian Butz of St. Cloud; one half sister, Mrs. Harvey Fiss of DePere, and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9:15 o’clock at the Christ Baker home, 1011 Kensington avenue, Plymouth, and at 9:30 o’clock at the St. John’s Catholic church. Rev. Father A.J. July will officiate and burial will be made in Catholic cemetery. Friends may view the body at the Christ Baker home from Saturday afternoon until the time of the services on Monday. Deceased was a member of the Christian Mother’s society of the St. John’s Church.


Marguerite Baker - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - May 15, 1957 - P. 12 - C. 4
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Mrs. Frank {Marguerite} Baker, 61, of R. 1, St. Cloud, died early today at St. Nicholas Hospital after an illness of one month. She was born Feb. 24, 1896, in the Town of Forest {Fond du Lac County}, the daughter of Hugh and Margaret Desmond Foy, and attended township schools and Oshkosh Normal. On Oct. 30, 1918, she married Frank Baker of the Town of Greenbush at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church at Armstrong. She was a member of the Altar Society of the church. Survivors include her husband; one son, Frances Baker of St. Cloud; a sister, Mrs. Christ Baker of Plymouth; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Lisowe Funeral Home in St. Cloud and at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Angels Church at Armstrong. The Rev. Laurence Waleske of Dotyville will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.

The Sheboygan Press - Monday - May 20, 1957 - P. 12 - C. 3

Funeral services for Mrs. Frank Baker, 61, of Route 1, St. Cloud, who died Wednesday, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at our Lady of Angels Church in Armstrong. The Rev. Laurence Woleske, pastor, was celebrant of the requiem high mass which followed brief rites at 9:30 a.m. at the Lisowe Funeral Home at St. Cloud. Burial was in the parish cemetery. The Altar Society of Our Lady of Angels parish attended the church services in a body. Pallbearers were Ray, Desmond and James Foy, George Butler, Richard Giglio and Lloyd Dyer.


John P. Baker - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - March 12, 1985 - P. 4 - C. 4
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A funeral Mass for John P. {Jack} Baker, 85, formerly of the Town of Plymouth, who died Saturday, will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Family rites will be held at Wittkopp Funeral Home at 10 a.m. The Rev. Marvin Lazarski will be celebrant of the Mass. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. today and on Wednesday until time of services. A vigil service will be held there at 7 this evening. Mr. Baker was born April 18m, 1899, in the Town of Greenbush, a son of John J. and Anna Butz Baker. He attended Rathbun Grade School in the Town of Greenbush. On Nov. 24, 1926, he married Ella Schoenfeld Sweeney at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, at Osceloa, Wis. They farmed in the Town of Greenbush, moving to the Town of Plymouth in 1927. Mr. Baker was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Plymouth. Survivors are his wife; one son, Stuart Sweeney of the Town of Plymouth, four grandchildren and one great granddaughter. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.


Edgar C. Baker - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - April 28, 1962 - P. 6 - C. 5
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Edgar C. Baker, 65, a resident of the Town of Greenbush, died at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital Friday afternoon. He had been a resident of Sheboygan County Hospital for 37 years. He was born in the Town of Greenbush April 18, 1897, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Baker. He attended district schools and worked on farms in the Town of Greenbush. He was a member of Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church at Armstrong. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Florence Rohde, Kiel, and Miss Catherine Baker, Whitewater, and a brother, George, Town of Greenbush. His parents and a brother preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held Monday, at 9:15 a.m. at the Wittkopp Funeral Home, Plymouth, and at Our Lady of Angels Church, Armstrong, at 10 o’clock with the Rev. C.R. Nickolai, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Wittkopp Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Sunday. A vigil will be held at the funeral home at 8 o’clock Sunday evening.


Chris W. Baker - Saint Cloud Times - March 7, 1975 - P. 3
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Chris W. Baker, 83, 1908 13th St. S., died March 6, 1975. Born May 28, 1891 in Greenbush, Wis., his business life was spent in the cheese industry. He was a cheese broker in Plymouth, Wis., retiring from the Baker-Schnoll Cheese Co., of which he was part owner, in 1959. Since then he had lived with his daughter and son-in-law in St. Cloud. Survivors include daughters, Mrs. Richard E. {Margaret} Giglio, St. Cloud and Mrs. George {Mary Jean} Butler, La Harpe, Ill.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Frank, St. Cloud, Wis. and Jack, Plymouth, Wis. and a sister, Mrs. Francis Hand, Sioux City, Iowa. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 1312, Plymouth, Wis. and past grand knight of the Knights of Columbus Council 3073, Arcadia, Calif. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Cathedral with burial in Resurrection Cemetery, South San Gabriel, Calif. Friends may call at Williams Funeral Home, 1900 8th St. N., after 4 p.m. today. Knights of Columbus will pray the office of the dead at 7:30 p.m. and St. Mary’s parish prayers will be held at 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.


Frank P. Baker - Fond du Lac Reporter - Monday - March 7, 1977 - P. 26 - C. 3
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Frank P. Baker, 82, of Route 1, St. Cloud, who founded the Baker Cheese Co. in 1916 and was active in the business until retiring in 1973, died at 5:40 p.m. Sunday at St. Agnes hospital after a lengthy illness. Born Dec. 3, 1894, in the Town of Greenbush, Sheboygan County, he was a son of the late John and Anna Butz Baker. He married Marguerite Foy on Oct. 30, 1918, at Our Lady of Angel’s Catholic Church, Armstrong. Mr. Baker was a lifelong resident of the Armstrong area, and started the cheesemaking career in 1912. He was a member of our Lady of Angel’s Church at Armstrong, Holy Name Society, Knights of Columbus at Plymouth and a life member of Wisconsin Cheesemakers Association. Survivors include a son, Francis of Route 1, St. Cloud; five grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Mary Hand of Sioux City, Iowa; and a brother, John of Plymouth. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1957 and by a brother. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Huss Funeral Home, St. Cloud, and at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Angels Church, Armstrong. The Rev. Joseph Fischer will officiate, and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation for Mr. Baker will be after 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


Marguerite Baker - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - April 20, 1935 - P. 2 - C. 7
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New of Death of Late Mrs. George Baker Is Shock Here

News of the sudden death of Mrs. George Baker, nee Marguerite Seekins, will come as a shock to her many friends in this city. Tuesday of this week she was in Kohler visiting her sister, and while not in the best of health, there was nothing to cause alarm. After her return home she complained of not feeling well and passed away at 7:30 o’clock this morning at the family home in the town Of Greenbush. Mrs. Baker was born in this city May 28, 1893, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Seekins. She attended the St. Peter Claver Catholic grade school and later graduated from the Sheboygan High school. For a number of years she held a responsible position as bookkeeper with J. Christiansen and Son. September 25, 1928 she was married to George Baker at Armstrong. They made their home in the town of Greenbush and were with the Our Lady of Angels Church in Osceola, and she was a member of the altar society. Mrs. Baker had many friends in this city and in the county and her loss is deeply deplored. Besides her husband she is survived by a sister, Mrs. Henry Toennies of Kohler, and three brothers, Joseph Seekins of Madison, John of this city, and Edgar Seekins of Milwaukee. The funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 9:00 at Our Lady of Angels church at Osceola with burial in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Sheboygan in the family lot. The Rev. Father Michaels will officiate.


Christopher Baker - Sheboygan Zeitung - Friday - October 31, 1913 - P. 8 - C. 2
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In seiner Wohnung im Town Greenbush starb am Montag Herr Christoph Baker {Becker} an Altersschwäche. Der Dahingeschiedene wurde am 4. März 1829 in Deutschland geboren und stand demnach im 85. Lebesjahre. Im Jahre 1847 kam er nach Amerika und in 1849 schloß er mit Frl. Katherine Feuerstein im Staate New York den Ehebund, die ihm vor mehreren Jahren im Tode vorausgegangen ist. Bald nach siener Verheiratung kam er nach dieser Gegend, wo er seither wohnte. Er hinterläßt eine Tochter, Frau Julia Dreis in Fond du Lac und zwei Söhne, Peter und John Baker in Town Greenbush. Das Begräbniß fand am Mittwoch auf dem Lady of the Angels Friedhof statt. Pfarrer Kraus amtierte.

At his home in the Town Greenbush Mr. Christoph Baker, a frail old man, died on Monday. The deceased was born in Germany on March 4, 1829 and lived to be 85 years old. He came to America in 1847 and in 1849 married Miss Katherine Feuerstein in New York state. She preceded him in death many years ago. Soon after his marriage he came to this area where he has lived since. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Julia Dreis of Fond du Lac, and two sons, Peter and John Baker of Town Greenbush. He was buried on Wednesday in Our Lady of Angels cemetery. Pastor Kraus officiated.

Plymouth Post - October 29, 1913

Christoph Baker died at his home in Town Greenbush on Monday from old age. He was born Mar 4, 1829 in Germany and lived to be 85 years. He came to America in 1847 and in 1849 he was married to Katherine Feuerstein in the state of New York. His wife preceded him in death several years ago and he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Julia Dreis of Fond du Lac and two sons Peter and John Baker of Town Greenbush. The burial is in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery on Wednesday with Rev. Father Kraus officiating.


Ella P. Baker - Plymouth Review - Thursday - October 22, 1987 - P. 10 - C. 4
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Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m. at the Wittkopp Funeral Home, Plymouth. The Rev. Lowell Ferguson, pastor, Salem United Church of Christ, will officiate with burial in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Plymouth. She died Wednesday, Oct. 21, at Valley Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, where she had been a resident three years. The former Ella Schoenfeld, was born March 23, 1896, in Plymouth, a daughter of the late Henry and Ida Wagner Schoenfeld. She attended Plymouth Schools and was employed as a practical nurse for six years at St. Nicholas Hospital. She was married to Vincent Sweeney who preceded her in death. In November 1922, she was married to John {Jack} Baker. The couple lived in the Plymouth area after their marriage. He preceded her in death on March 9, 1985. She was a member of the Auxiliary of Ladwig-Zinkkgraf American Legion Post 243, in Plymouth. Survivors are one son, Stuart Sweeney {Pat} of Plymouth; four grandchildren, four great grandchildren; two brothers, Walter Schoenfeld of Plymouth; Arno Schoenfeld of Town Plymouth; one sister, Mrs. Pat Fifrick, St. Germain. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, and three sisters. Friends may call at Funeral Home from 3:00 p.m. Friday until the time of service. A memorial fund has been established.


Phyllis Baker - Fond du Lac Reporter - Sunday - June 7, 1992 - P. 8C - C. 5
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Phyllis Baker, 66, of Armstrong, died unexpectedly Friday, June 5, 1992, at Mercy Medical Center, Oshkosh. She was born Sept. 13, 1925, in the Town of Mitchell, a daughter of the late Gordon and Alma Burke Dippel. On June 28, 1944, she married Francis Baker at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in the Town of Mitchell. After their marriage, they resided in Washington, D.C., where Mr. Baker was serving in the U.S. Navy. They have resided in Armstrong the rest of their married life, where they owned and operated Baker cheese Co. She was a member of Our lady of Angels Catholic Church, Armstrong, and its Altar Society. Mrs. Baker is survived by her husband, three sons, Dick and his wife Karen, Bob and his wife, Rosie, and Jack and his wife Claudia, all of Armstrong; two daughters, Mary Schoenborn and her husband Tom of St. Cloud, and Diane Brown and her husband Larry of Dundee; 16 grandchildren; one sister, Hazel Roltgen and her husband Martin of Plymouth; and a sister-in-law, Sylvia Burke of Beechwood. She was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Burke. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Huss Funeral Home, St. Cloud and at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, Armstrong. The Rev. Dick Robinson will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. today at Huss Funeral Home, where a parish vigil will be held at 8 p.m. A memorial fund in her name has been established for Our Lady of Angels Catholic School, C.P.E.S. {Consolidated Schools}, and St. Mary Springs High School.


Francis H. Baker - Fond du Lac Reporter - August 13, 2002 - P. 2A
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Francis Baker, 79, of Armstrong, died at his home Saturday afternoon, Aug. 10, 2002, surrounded by his loving family and his dog, Abby, after a courageous battle with lung cancer.

He was born July 4, 1923, in Fond du Lac, a son of the late Francis P. Baker and Marguerite Foy Baker. He graduated from Plymouth High School in 1941, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Dairy Course in 1942.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946 and was stationed in Washington, D.C. He had been the second-generation owner and operator of Baker Cheese in Armstrong for 50 years, retiring in 1991.

Francis was married to Phyllis Burke on June 28, 1944, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in the Town of Mitchell. Phyllis died on June 5, 1992. He married the former Gerri Parker on Dec. 2, 1994.

Francis was a member of Shepherd of the Hills-Armstrong Parish, a former trustee, parish council member and served on various fund-raisers and committees of the parish. He also was a member and former officer of the Holy Name Society. He was a staunch advocate of Catholic education at both the grade school and high school levels, being a former president and on the executive committee at St. Mary's Springs Catholic High School, Fond du Lac. He headed many fund-raisers, including the dedication of Baker Field in Fond du Lac. He was a longtime supporter and advocate of Camp Vista at Dundee. He was a member of the Winnebago East Shore Lions Club and Knights of Columbus Council 664 of Fond du Lac. Francis served as a longtime board member of the State Bank of St. Cloud {Hometown Bank} and was a member of Harvey Blonigen American Legion Post of St. Cloud.

He served on the Wisconsin Cheesemakers board of directors from 1961 to 1981, and held various offices, including president, being awarded the lifetime membership to the association in 1981. He served on the board of the American Producers of Italian Type Cheeses from 1985 to 1987 and served on the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture's Dairy Advisory Council from 1986 to 1988. He also served on the Cheese Research Institute of the University of Wisconsin College of Agriculture and was a pioneer in the development of string cheese in the United States.

He received the Marschall Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award in 1982 for achievement in furthering the development of Italian type cheeses in the United States. He also won numerous awards in national and world cheese competitions.

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He was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, William Burke, in addition to his first wife and parents. Visitation: From 3 to 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002, at Huss Funeral Home in St. Cloud and 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002 Services: Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002, at Huss Funeral Home and 2 p.m. at Shepherd of the Hills Catholic Church-Armstrong Parish, with the Rev. Kevin Wester, pastor, and Father Mike Shea, a family friend, officiating. Burial will be at the parish cemetery, with the American Legion providing military services. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established in his name. Following the burial a celebration of Francis's life will be held at Cabaret Supper Club in St. Cloud. A very special thanks to Mary Ann of St. Nick's Hospice Care and Dr. Matthews, Dr. Coulis and Dr. Dettrana for their special care


Elizabeth Baker - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - October 1, 1915 - P. 5 - C. 5
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Funeral of Mrs. Baker, Greenbush. The funeral of Mrs. Peter Baker, aged 44 years, who died Wednesday morning at her home in the town of Greenbush, was held at 10 o’clock yesterday morning at Our Lady of Angels church with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. Father Katringer officiating. Death came suddenly after Mrs. Baker had assisted her daughter in preparing breakfast. She had been in rather poor health for some time but her condition was not regarded serious. After helping with the morning meal she went to her room and was found dead a short time later. Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters, Anna and Mary, and two sons, John and Peter. {Correction: Children are actually: Katie and Florence, George and Edgar}

Plymouth Post - October 2, 1915

Mrs. Elizabeth Baker passed away at her home in Town Greenbush on Monday. She was born in St. Anna and reached the age of 48 years. She was married for 26 years. Survivors are her husband and 2 sons, George and Edgar and 2 daughters, Katie and Florence. The funeral is Wednesday in Osceola.


Gottlieb Buchholz - Der Nord Westen Newspaper - Manitowoc County - March 23, 1905
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Death in the local mental facility on Mon. of Gottlieb Buchholz of Sheboygan County, one of the patients in that institution. The body was sent to Sheboygan.


DeWitt C. Brown - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - March 18, 1957 - p. 10
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DeWitt C. Brown, 71, of the town of Plymouth, died Saturday evening at the Rocky Knoll County Home Infirmary following an 18-month illness.

A native of the town of Mitchell, Mr. Brown was born June 3, 1885, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Brown. He was married to Miss Emma Waterman Oct. 26, 1910, and had lived in the Plymouth area since that time. He was a former employee of the Lakeshire-Marty Co.

Mr. Brown leaves his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Donald (Doris) Wilterdink, Milwaukee, a son, Eugene, serving with the U.S. Air Force in Korea; and three grandchildren. Two daughters, one son, two brothers, and four sisters preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Wittkopp Funeral Home in Plymouth. The Rev. Glen Siferd, pastor of First Methodist Church, Sheboygan Falls, will conduct the services, and burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

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


Helen Buchmann - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - March 4, 1946 - p. 6
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Mrs. Buchmann Dies At Plymouth After An Illness

Mrs. Merritt Buchmann died at 5 a.m. Sunday at Plymouth hospital after several months of illness.

Nee Helen Back, she was born Nov. 22, 1922, in the town of Sheboygan Falls, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Back. She was married June 17, 1944.

Surviving her in addition to her husband are her parents and two sisters, Mrs. Earl (Marian) Bauman, town of Lyndon, and Miss Shirley, town of Sheboygan Falls.

She was a member of Mulleton Methodist church and Women's Society of Christian Service.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 at the Wittkopp Funeral home, with the Rev. Bernard Kassilke, pastor of Waldo Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until time of services.


Peter Back - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - May 18, 1937 - P. 10
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Peter Back of Town of Lima is Called to Rest

Peter Back, 69, well known resident of the town of Lima, passed away early this morning after a two days' illness.

He was born in Oostburg and at the age of twenty-three was united in marriage with Miss Katherine Newhouse. The couple resided in Greenbush until 1904 when they purchased the homestead in the town of Lima. Mrs. Back preceded her husband in death several years ago.

Survivors are ten children: Mrs. Harry Van Ess of Lima; Mrs. Oscar Hughes of Oconomowoc; Mrs. William Wittkopp of Hartland; Mrs. Roland Laack of Plymouth; Catherine at home; Cornelius of Plymouth; Elmer of Hartland; Erwin of Waukesha; Milford of Okautchee; Gordon at home; thirteenth grandchildren; four brothers, Ed of Sheboygan Falls; Leonard and Benjamin of Arpin and John of Vesper; two sisters, Mrs. Garret Mulder and Mrs. Stephen Peters.

Funeral services will be held at the A. E. Rauschert Funeral home in Sheboygan Falls at 1:30 p.m., Friday, with the Rev. Mr. Cheek officiating. Burial will be made in the Gibbsville cemetery. Friends may view the body from 7 p.m. until the time of the services.

The Sheboygan Press - Monday, May 24, 1937 - P. 6

Peter Back Rites Held at Falls on Friday Afternoon


Sheboygan Falls - The funeral of Peter Back, well-known town of Lima resident, who died after a short illness at his home, was held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the A.E. Rauschert funeral home, which was filled to capacity with sorrowing relatives and friends. The Rev. J. E. Cheek of the Waldo Methodist Episcopal church conducted the service, and burial was made in the Gibbsville cemetery.

Miss Jeannette Kitson and Mrs. Arthur Parrish, accompanied by Mrs. jake Oosterhous, sang two selections, "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "Sometime We'll Understand".

Sons and sons-in-law acted as pallbearers. They were Milfred, Erwin and Gordon Back, Elmer Back, Cornelius Back and Roland Laack.

Out-of-town persons at the services included Mr. and Mrs. John Newhause and Mrs. John Martineau, both of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Steve Peeters, Plymouth; Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Turner, Cedar Grove; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Back, Arpin, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. John Back, Vesper, Wis., and Kryn Nausen and daughter, Evelyn, of Birmingwood, Wis.


Elmer O. Boeldt - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - January 16, 1967 - P. 14
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Elmer O. Boeldt, 67, of 1630A New Jersey Ave., died unexpectedly at 5:30 p.m. Sunday when he was stricken with an apparent heart attack while watching television at his home.

A native of the Town of Herman, he was born March 3, 1899, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Boeldt. He attended Trinity Lutheran School and was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, Howards Grove.

He was married Oct. 29, 1921, to Erna Barts at Trinity Church. They lived in Howards Grove one year and then moved to Sheboygan.

Mr. Boeldt was self-employed as a painter in Sheboygan until illness forced his retirement in 1961.

He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Sheboygan.

Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Leonard (Anita) Ploeckelman, and Mrs. Richard (Adeline) Goetsch, both of Sheboygan; four grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Hilda Scheibl, Sheboygan Falls, and six brothers, Paul and Benno, both of Sheboygan; Herbert Sr., Sheboygan Falls; Arno, Jamestown, N. Dak.; Rueben, Haven, and Harold, Rhine Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Church with the Rev. Herbert Stelter, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Friends may call at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapel from 4 p.m. Tuesday until 11 a.m. Wednesday and at the church from noon to the hour of services.

A memorial fund for the church building fund has been established in Mr. Boeldt's name.


Erna Boeldt - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - March 27, 1981 - P. 6
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Mrs. Erna Boeldt, 80, formerly of 1630A New Jersey Ave., and recently a resident of Heritage Nursing Center, died Thursday morning at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.

The former Erna Barts was born Aug. 29, 1900, at Howards Grove, a daughter of Frank and Lillian Strube Barts. She attended Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Howards Grove.

On Oct. 29, 1921, she and Elmer O. Boeldt, also of Howards Grove, were married at Trinity Lutheran Church there.

The couple moved to Sheboygan in 1922. Mr. Boeldt died Jan. 15, 1967.

Mrs. Boeldt was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Leonard (Anita) Ploeckelman and Mrs. Richard (Adeline) Goetsch, both of Sheboygan; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Walter Hansmann of Kiel, Mrs. Stanley Voss of the Town of Newton, Mrs. Rudolph Wienhold of Adell, and Mrs. Viola Rahn of the Town of Sheboygan; and two brothers, Arno Barts of Howards Grove and Elmer Barts of Eau Claire.

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

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church. The Rev. Herbert Stelter, pastor, will officiate.

Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

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

A memorial fund has been established in Mrs. Boeldt's name for Immanuel Lutheran Church.


Norma M. Boeldt - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - July 27, 1999 - P. A2
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Norma M. Boeldt, age 91, of 626 Madison Avenue, Howards Grove, passed away Sunday, July 25, 1999 at Sunny Ridge Health Care Center. The former Norma Kalk was born November 11, 1907 in the town of Herman, a daughter of the late John and Mary Hickman. She attended Green Bay Road and Howards Grove Schools.

Norma Kalk and Harold Boeldt were united in marriage on July 1, 1933. The couple owned and operated the Rhine Center Tavern for many years. After retirement, they moved to Howards Grove in 1974. Harold preceded her in death on December 15, 1982.

Norma was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Howards Grove, and the Ladies Aid Society of the Church.

Survivors include her son, John "Hans" (Shirley) of Plymouth; three grandchildren, John (Judy) of Kohler, Randy (Dorothy) of Elkhart Lake and Vicky (Tony) Graff of Plymouth, also surviving are six great-grandchildren and two brothers, Roman (Norma) Kalk of Howards Grove, and Melvin (Elda) Kalk of Sheboygan Falls. She was preceded in death by three brothers.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 28, 1999 at 7:30 p.m. at the Zimmer Funeral Chapel, 117 N. Wisconsin Dr., Howards Grove. Officiating will be the Rev. Darrel Bergelin of Trinity Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Trinity Church Cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmer Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4 p.m. until the time of service.

A memorial fund has been established in the name of Norma M. Boeldt.


Louis Boje - The Sheboygan Press - November 1, 1962 - P. 12
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Louis Boje, 77, of Howards Grove, died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Nicholas Hospital after a short illness.

A native of Town of Herman, he was born June 5, 1885, a son of the late John and Wilhelmina Radder Boje. He attended school in the township and was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, Town of Herman, in 1899.

On Nov. 30, 1907, he married the former Lena Lange of Town of Sheboygan Falls at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sheboygan.

The couple resided on a farm in the Town of Herman until moving to Howards Grove in 1908. He was employed at the Millersville Box Co. from 1941 until 1956 when he retired.

Mr. Boje lived alone since the death of his wife in March of 1956.

Surviving are three sons, Herman, R. 1, Elkhart Lake, Ramond, Sheboygan, and William of Milwaukee; three daughters, Mrs. Athol (Esther) Cameron, Sheboygan, Mrs. Lester (Anita) Tetzloff, R. 1, Mishicott, and Mrs. Charles (Meta) Tetzloff, R. 1, Marinette; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A son, a sister and a granddaughter also preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Walter H. Ahrens Funeral Home, Howards Grove. The Rev. Robert Opperman, pastor of Immanual United Church of Christ, will officiate and burial will be in the Union Cemetery in the Town of Herman.

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


Bertha Bennin - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - June 17, 1943 - P. 8
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Mrs. Bennin is Called to Rest; Rites Saturday

Mrs. Christ Bennin, 80, passed away Wednesday afternoon at 1:45 p.m. at Memorial hospital after being confined there for the past five days.

Mrs. Bennin, nee Bertha Nordholz, was born March 29, 1863, at Howards Grove, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Diedrich Nordholz, and was married on July 7, 1891, to Christ Bennin.

Survivors are a son, Raymond; two daughters, Mrs. George (Elva) Knuth and Mrs. Erwin (Mahtta) Haack and seven grandchildren all of this city. Preceding her in death were her husband in 1930, an infant daughter and three sisters and two brothers.

Mrs. Bennin was a kind and loving method, greatly devoted to her family, and enjoyed nothing more than to be in the company of her children and grandchildren.

She made her home with her daughter and son-in-law Mr. and Mrs. George Knuth, 1708 N. Fifth street.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Ballhorn Funeral chapels with the Rev. E. H. Wessler of Zion Reformed church officiating. Burial will be made in Wildwood cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral chapels beginning this evening at 7 o'clock.


Edward Born - The Sheboygan Press - November 23, 1960 - P. 14
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Ed Born, 60, a resident of the Town of Herman, died at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Hospital after a lingering illness.

A native of Kiel, he was born March 16, 1900, a son of the late Frank and Louise Born. He was baptized in Kiel and also attended public schools there. He worked on various farms in the Kiel area and was employed at the Carl Korb farm in the Town of Herman for the past 13 years.

He never married. Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Frank Novak of Saukville; Mrs. Joe Zimmermann of rural Plymouth, and two brothers, Arthur of Manitowoc, and Elmer of Brillion.

Services will be held Saturday at the Walter H. Ahrens Funeral Home in Howards Grove. Other funeral arrangements are pending.

The Sheboygan Press - November 25, 1960 - P. 8

Funeral services for Edward Born, 60, of Town of Herman, who died Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital, will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Walter H. Ahrens Funeral Home in Howards Grove.

The Rev. Carl Fried, pastor of Bethel Evangelical and Reformed Church, Town of Herman, will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery at Louis Corners.

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


Hubert Arthur Bieck - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - August 31, 1949 - P. 16
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Hubert Arthur Bieck, 57, of 732 Milwaukee street, Kiel, passed away Tuesday evening at the St. Nicholas hospital following a lingering illness.

Born Sept. 29, 1892, at Plymouth, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bieck, he attended school there and on Jan. 1, 1918, was married to Elva Glock of Kiel and they made their home in Kiel since.

He was employed as a plumber by the Rudolph Greve Hardware Co. for 30 years. A member of the Evangelical and Reformed church of Kiel he also served as a member of the city council for a time.

Survivors are his wife; three sons, Henry and Donald at home and Oscar of Milwaukee; one grandchild; a brother William of Sheboygan Falls. His parents, three brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Evangelical and Reformed church at Kiel and interment will be made in the Rockville cemetery.

Friends may call at the Meiselwitz Funeral home from 1 p.m. Thursday until 10 a.m. Friday and from then on to the time of the services at the church.


Renata Best - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - April 26, 1955 - P. 14
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Mrs. Carl Best, 61, Elkhart Lake, died early this morning at Plymouth Hospital where she had been a patient for the last month.

Born Renata Neumann on Sept. 10, 1893, in the town of Herman, she was the daughter of the late Christ and Bertha Neumann. She was married to Carl Best on Nov. 27, 1915, in the town of Herman Lutheran Church. The couple lived on the Best homestead in the town of Schleswig until 1932, at which time they moved to Elkhart Lake. She was a member of Senior Guild of Community Evangelical and Reformed Church.

Services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Community Evangelical and Reformed Church. The Rev. Paul Olm will offiicate and burial will be in Rockville cemetery.

Friends may call at the Rader Funeral home, Elkhart Lake, from Wednesday noon on until 11 o'clock Thursday morning and then from noon until time of services at the church.

Survivors include the husband; four daughters, Mrs. Dnald (Lily) Bell, Sheboygan Falls, Mrs. Wesley (Martha) Caan and Mrs. Carl (Emma) Ray, Jr., both of Milwaukee, and Mrs. Donald (Madeline) Spletter, New Holstein; two brothers, Roland Neumann, Millersville, and William Neumann (twin brother), of Kohler; and nine grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, one daughter and one brother.


Herbert J. Bassuener - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - August 5, 1955 - P. 8
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Herbert J. Bassuener, 55, of 124 Rochester Dr., Sheboygan Falls, died 3 p.m. Thursday at St. Nicholas Hospital after suffering a heart attack at his home.

He was born in the town of Sheboygan Falls, May 22, 1900, son of the late Gustave and Anna Bassuener.

At the age of four he moved to Wood County with his parents and returned to Sheboygan Falls in 1915. He married Miss Olieda Menne Oct. 29, 1921, in Sheboygan and has resided in Sheboygan Falls since. He was empoyed at the Sheboygan Falls Creamery Co. for the past 40 years as a butter and cheese maker.

He was a member of the Sheboygan Falls Fire Dept. for 25 years. A member of the First United Lutheran Church of Sheboygan, he was a member of the church council and a past president for six years.

He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Mrs. John (Shirley) Kaiser Jr., of Sheboygan; Miss Helen Nadean, of Sheboygan Falls; three grandchildren; six brothers, Arno and Raymond, of Sheboygan Falls; Harry, Paul, Donald and Ewald, of Wood County, and one sister, Ms. William Bymers, also of Wood County.

Besides his parents, one brother preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Dean Funeral home in Sheboygan Falls. The Rev. William Genszler, pastor of the First United Church of Sheboygan will officiate and cremation will follow the service.

The body will lie in state at the funeral home from Sunday morning until the time of services.


Phillip Burkhardt, Jr. - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - February 4, 1943 - P. 2
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Phillip Burkhardt Dies Wednesday at Local Hospital

Phillip Burkhardt, 73, who lived on a farm one mile west of Ada, passed away Wednesday noon at St. Nicholas hospital after a month's illness.

Born on Jan. 7, 1870, on the family homestead near Ada, he was the son of Phillip and Regina Burkhardt. He attended schol in Ada, and on April 25, 1898, he married Eva Aschenbach. He had operated the farm homestead until retiring several years ago.

Surviving are five sons, Richard of the town of Rhine, William of Racine, Edgar of the Town of Herman, Walter and Paul, Sheboygan; two daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Emma) Bratz, Kiel, and Mrs. Oscar (Nora) Rautmann, Sheboygan; 17 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one sister, Mrs. Kathryn Koeser, Sheboygan. Three sisters preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 in the Ballhorn Funeral chapels, the Rev. E. C. Jaberg officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood.

Friends may call at the funeral home beginning this evening.


Eleanor Bliss - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - October 23, 1965 - P. 8
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Mrs. Everett Bliss, 71, of 1561 N. 15th St., died at St. Nicholas Hospital this morning following a lengthy illness.

The former Eleanor Menne was born in the Town of Sheboygan on March 12, 1894, the daughter of the late John and Emma Menne. On April 7, 1915, she was married to Everett Bliss.

The couple made their home in Sheboygan since their marriage.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Warren and Roger of Sheboygan; three daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Audrey) Moore of Sturgeon Bay, Mrs. Robert (LaVerne) McFarland of rural Waukesha, and Mrs. Thomas (Betty) Polatty of Anaheim, Calif.; 18 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Lydia Bassuener, Mrs. Sarah Segebrecht and Miss Aurelia Menne, all of Sheboygan.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Nickel's Funeral Home, the Rev. T. Perry Jones of the First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

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


Everett Bliss - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - February 22, 1973 - P. 12
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Everett Bliss, 81, died unexpectedly Wednesday in his home, 1561 N. 15th St.

He was born in Sheboygan Jan. 26, 1892, son of the late Herbert and Nettie Bliss. On April 7, 1915, he married Eleanor Menne. She died in 1965.

Mr. Bliss farmed in Door County from 1931 until 1935, later working at the Kohler Co. for 33 years, before retiring in 1964. He was a member of the Kohler Quarter Century Club.

Surviving are two sons, Warren and Roger, both of Sheboygan; three daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Audrey) Moore of Sturgeon Bay, Mrs. Robert (LaVerne) McFarland of rural Waukesha, and Mrs. Thomas (Betty) Polatty of Chatsworth, Calif.; 18 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Mabel Kaufmann, Sheboygan. He was preceded by a brother.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Nickel's Funeral Home, with the Rev. George Mohr, pastor of Zion United Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

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


Frances Behring - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - April 1, 1950 - P. ^
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Mrs. Frances Behring, 60, widow of Albert Behring, route 2, Sheboygan, died at 10:45 a.m. today at St. Nicholas hospital after an illness of three months.

Born April 6, 1889, in the town of Wilson, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Drexler, she attended the township schools and moved to the town of Sheboygan with her parents in 1900.

Her marriage to Albert Behring was solemnized by the late Rt. Rev. Msgr. Dominic Thill at Holy Name church on November 24, 1906. Since then the couple made their home on the Upper Falls road at Kohler.

Mrs. Behring was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic church, Kohler, and was affiliated with St. Ann's Altar society of the parish.

Survivors are one daughter, ...; two sons, Alfred of Kohler and Arthur of Milwaukee; seven grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Edward Katte of Sheboygan, and two brothers, Albert Drexler of Kohler and Charles Drexler of Fredonia.

Her husband died in 1941 and a son also preceded her in death in 1927.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Ballhorn Funeral chapels and at 9:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist church. The Rev. John Risch, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be on the family lot in Calvary cemetery, Sheboygan.

The body will lie in state from Sunday evening until the time of the services. St. Ann's Altar society will hold a vigil at the funeral chapels at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Funeral - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - April 5, 1950 - P. 19

Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Behring, 60, of route 2, Sheboygan, who died Saturday, were held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Ballhorn Funeral chapels and at 9:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist church, Kohler.

The Rev. John Risch, pastor, was the celebrant of the requiem high mass. Burial was made on the family lot in Calvary cemetery.

Pallbearers were Melvin and George Behring, Lawrence Richter, Jerome Katte, Adolph Hiesdorf and Frank Kopplinger.

Among the floral pieces which banked the casket while the body lay in state were tributes from the Kohler Public school and the faculty and staff of the Kohler school.

Members of St. Ann's Altar society of St. John's parish held a vigil for the deceased at the funeral chapel at 7:30 p.m. Monday and attended the rites in a body.

Attending the services from away were the Rev. Alphonse Wagner, Oshkosh; Mr. and Mrs. John Drexler, Mrs. Edward Drexler, St. Paul, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kopplinger, Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Staffenson, Mrs. Margaret Batoon, Mrs. George Allen and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Behring, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Meyers, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Meyers and Mr. and Mrs. Al Wagner, Kiel, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Drexler, Fredonia.


John Braeger - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - June 28, 1943 - p. 2
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John Braeger is Called to Rest on Saturday Night

John Braeger, 66, of 1528 South Ninth street, passed away Saturday evening at St. Nicholas hospital. He was born in Jugo-Slavia on June 10, 1877, and came to this country about 40 years ago settling in Forest City, Pa.

He was married there to Miss Anna Kraus on October 1, 1905, and in 1927 the family came to this city. He was employed at the Armour Leather Co. for ten years, retiring from active work five years ago. He was a member of the Woodmen of the World and the SS. Cyril and Methodius Society.

Survivors are his wife and nine children, Sister Cornelia of Millvale, Pa., Mrs. Frank (Edith) Tyson of this city, Eve, Dorothy, Rennie and John at home, Pvt. Joseph now serving with the armed forces, Staff Sergeant Edwin at Kingman, Arizona, Pvt. Hubert at Fort Hustis, Va., and Alois in Michigan. One son died in infancy.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. at the Ramm funeral home and at 9 a.m. at St. Peter Claver church. Rev. C. J. Hausner will officiate and burial will be made in Holy Cross cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning this evening.


Louise Buchman - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - December 10, 1951 - p. 16
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Mrs. Louise Buchman, 91, passed away at 4:30 a.m., today, at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Braun, 1617 N. 20th St.

Nee Louise Henschel, she was born Oct. 14, 1860, in the town of Russell, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernst Henschel. On August 13, 1881, she was married at Plymouth to Adam Buchman. The couple resided in the town of Rhine before she moved to Sheboygan. Mr. Buchman passed away on Dec. 29, 1932.

She was a member of the St. Paul’s Evangelical Church, town of Russell, and the Ladies’ Aid Society of the church.

Survivors include seven children, Mrs. Albert Braun of Sheboygan, Philip of Kiel, Mrs. Henry Menne of the town of Rhine, Mrs. Walter Henschel of Route 2, Elkhart Lake, Oscar of Green Bay, Mrs. John Wulff of Chicago and Sylvester of Plymouth; 33 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Church, town of Russell.

The body will lie in state at the Meiselwitz Funeral home, Kiel, from Sunday afternoon until 11 a.m., Monday, and at the church from Monday noon until the hour of services.

The Sheboygan Press – Thursday, December 13, 1951 – P. 18

Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Buchmann, 91, who passed away Friday morning at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Braun, 1617 N. 20th St., were held at St. Paul Evangelical and Reformed church, town of Russell, Monday at 2 p.m.

The Rev. Karl J. Ernst, officiated and burial was made in the church cemetery.

The church choir sang “Abide With Me” and “In the Land”. The Ladies’ Aid society, attending in a body, sand “Wo findet die Seele”. Mrs. Elmer Brickbauer was the organist.

Pallbearers were six grandsons: Arno Braun, Elmer and James Buchmann, Clarence Desslow, and Theodore and Alfred Henschel.


George Bloemers - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - June 23, 1943 - p. 4
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Former Hingham Farmer Called to Rest on Tuesday

George Bloemers, 67-year-old former farmer of Hingham, died Tuesday while driving his car from the home of his son, Trester, to the home of his sister, Mrs. Lena Hopeman, where he had resided for some time.

He was born on Jan. 23, 1876, in the town of Holland. On April 13, 1904, he was married to Gertrude Wieskamp. The couple farmed in the town of Lyndon for 31 years until his wife died in December 1935.

The deceased is survived by two children, Mrs. Earl (Alda) Schreurs of Oostburg and Trester of Gibbsville. Six grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Lena Hopeman, also survive.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 1 o’clock at the home of Earl Schreurs and at 1:45 p.m. at the Reformed church in Hingham. The Rev. C. Delfin will officiate and burial will be made at the Hingham cemetery.

The Sheboygan Press – Saturday - June 26, 1943 – P. 4

George Bloemers Funeral Services Are Held Friday


Funeral services for George Bloemers of Hingham were held on Friday at the Earl Schreurs home at Oostburg and at the Hingham Reformed church at 1:45 p.m.

During the services a duet composed of Mrs. Arthur Meerdink and Mrs. Abram Hessling sang two selections, they were: “God’s Way Is the Best Way,” and “When I Come To the End of the Road.”

The pallbearers were: John Hoopman, Walter Dulmes, Benjamin Dekker, Leland Bloemer, James Wieskamp and John Wieskamp, Jr.

Surviving are two children, Mrs. Earl (Alda) Schreurs of Oostburg and a son, Trester of Gibbsville. Six grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Cena Hoopman also survive.

Those who attended the services from away were: Mr. and Mrs. D. G. De Buhr of Saukville, Mr. A. C. Ries and Mrs. C. Van Ess of Sheboygan and many friends and relatives from Oostburg, Hingham and Adell.


John Bauer - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - December 1, 1951 - p. 10
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John Bauer, 58, of 1206 N. 17th St., died early today at Sheboygan Memorial hospital after a short illness.

Born May 11, 1893, in Schaefer, Russia, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Bauer, he came to the United States in 1913. He made his home in Sheboygan since that time.

His marriage to Emily Ertel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gottlieb Ertel, was performed Nov. 21, 1925, by the Rev. C. P. Schulz at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Mr. Bauer was employed in the shipping department at the Kohler Co. until his illness a week ago. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Volga Aid Society and Kohler Workers’ Association.

Survivors are: the widow; two daughters, Mrs. Leland (Elvera) Kranke of Milwaukee and Miss Elaine at home; and four sons, Cpl. Walter J. with the U.S. Army in Germany, and John Jr., Elmer and Donald at home.

Plans for funeral services will be announced after the arrival home of the son, Cpl. Walter J. Bauer, now stationed at Mannheim, Germany. The Rev. Karl Schulz, pastor of Trinity Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Lutheran cemetery.

The Sheboygan Press – Monday, December 3, 1951 – P. 12

Funeral services for John Bauer, 58, of 1206 N. 7th St., who died Saturday at Sheboygan Memorial hospital, will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, at Trinity Lutheran Church.

The Rev. Karl Schulz, pastor, will officiate, with burial on the family lot in Lutheran cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Ballhorn Funeral chapels after 6 o’clock this evening.


Orrin E. Bentz - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - December 5, 1951 - p. 20
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Orrin E. Bentz, 55, of 913 St. Clair Ave., passed away Tuesday at St. Nicholas hospital after a lengthy illness.

He was born on Sept. 17, 1896, in Kewaunee, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bentz. In 1908 he came to Sheboygan and attended Jefferson School here.

Survivors include his wife; his mother, Mrs. Bertha Bentz of Sheboygan; three brothers, Le Roy, Eldrid, and La Verne, all of Sheboygan; and a sister, Mrs. Warren Krogh of Minneapolis, Minn.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Ballhorn Funeral Chapels. The Rev. August F. Grollmus will officiate, and burial will be made in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral chapels from Thursday morning until the time of the services.

The Sheboygan Press – Saturday, December 8, 1951 – P. 10

Funeral services for Orin E. Bentz, 55, of 913-B St. Clair Ave., who died Tuesday at St. Nicholas hospital, were held at 2:30 p.m., Friday, at the Ballhorn Funeral chapels.

The Rev. August F. Grollmus, pastor of St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed Church, officiated. Interment was in Calvary cemetery.

Pallbearers were Loyd Bentz, Quentin, Walter and Gordon Pilgrim, Louis Trimberger and Rueben Aigner.

During the chapel services Mrs. Alfred Kluge and Mrs. George Eichstaedt sang two duet selections, “Take Thou My Hand and Lead Me” and “Beyond the Sunset”.


Pauline Brehm - The Sheboygan Press-Telegram - Tuesday - June 17, 1924 - p. 3
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Mrs. Pauline Brehm Succumbs Unexpectedly

Mrs. Pauline Brehm, 75, died suddenly at 8:30 p.m. Monday at her home in the town of Wilson. She was the widow of the well known early pioneer, William Brehm, and a daughter of the first settlers on a farm in the town of Wilson. Her death is a shock to many friends throughout the county.

She had enjoyed good health up to the last, and had even eaten her supper last evening the same as usual. It was only a short time later that she was overcome by a hemorrhage.

Mrs. Brehm was born in Germany August 11, 1848, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andreas Slader (sic, Flader). The family moved to this country and directly to Sheboygan county in 1855, settling in the town of Wilson. In 1869 she was married to Mr. Brehm, who passed away July 10, 1922.

She is survived by her children, Charles in the town of Wilson, Mrs. William Froehlich and Mrs. Michael Schmidt of Sheboygan and the Misses Mary and Anna Brehm of town Wilson. There are seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the home. Rev. W. F. Horstmeier of the Zion Reformed church of Sheboygan will officiate and interment will be made in the lot at Slader's (sic, Flader's) Rest cemetery.


William Brehm - The Sheboygan Press-Telegram - Monday - July 10, 1922 - p. 1
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William Brehm, Esteemed Wilson Resident, Dies

William Brehm, 74, aged and well-known resident of the Town of Wilson, passed away at his home this morning. He was one of the most active residents of his community and held a number of political offices for some time. For ten years he was town clerk of Wilson and for a period of four years held the position of town chairman. During that time he did a great deal to promote the building up of the community.

The deceased was born in Germany on June 24, 1848, and came to this country with his parents in the year 1861. The family settled in Town Wilson where Mr. Brehm had since resided.

In 1869 he was married to Miss Paulina Flader, who with five children, survives her husband. The children are: Mrs. Mike Schmidt and Mrs. William Froehlich, this city. Carl Brehm and the Misses Mary and Anna Brehm at home. The deceased also leaves seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the late home, the Rev. W. F. Horstmeier, of the Zion Reform church, this city, officiating at the service. The remains will be buried in Flader's cemetery. R. H. Kroos, this city, is the undertaker in charge of the funeral.

Funeral - The Sheboygan Press-Telegram - Wednesday - July 12, 1922 - p. 10

Last Honors Paid Late Wm. Brehm Today


The funeral of William Brehm, aged resident of Town Wilson, who died Monday morning, was held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the home in Town Wilson. It was largely attended, a demonstration of the high esteem in which the late Mr. Brehm was held.

Rev. W. F. Horstmeier, of the Zion Reformed church officiated at the service, and burial was made in Flader's cemetery.

Mr. Brehm has held the position of Town clerk of Wilson for ten years, and for a term of four years held the position of town charirman. He is survived by Mrs. Brehm and five children, Mrs. Michael Schmidt and Mrs. William Froelich of this city, Carl Brehm and the Misses Mary and Anna Brehm at home.


Helen Bogen - Sheboygan County News - Wednesday - July 15, 1908 - p. 1
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Bogen: - Mrs. Helen Bogen, died Tuesday morning, July 7, at the home of her son August Bogen, in the town of Wilson aged 76 years. The funeral took place Thursday and the remains were interred in Flader Hill cemetery.


Gottlieb F. Boye - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - April 30, 1942 - P.6
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Gottlieb F. Boye Dies Wednesday at Home in County

Random Lake, Wis. - (Special} - Gottlieb F. Boye, 96, passed away suddenly Wednesday at 11:40 p.m. at the Arno Knuth residence, Route 1, Cedar Grove, five miles northeast of this village, where he had been making his home.

He was born May 9, 1847, in Washington county, and was in apparent good health up to the time of his death. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. John Maas of Merrill; a son August of Cedar Grove; 18 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the D. G. Wilk Funeral home in Random Lake and at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's American Lutheran church on Highway 57. The Rev. Paul Stolz will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning Friday evening.


William Henry Buchholz - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - July 20, 1936 - P.4
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William Buchholz Dies in Plymouth Sunday Evening

Plymouth - (Special) - William Henry Buchholz, 65, passed away at the Plymouth hospital Sunday evening at 9:30 o'clock, after an illness of three months. Mr. Buchholz was born Feb. 3, 1871, in the town of Lyndon and was the son of Jochem and Marie Buchholz. In 1899 he was married to Anna Witzel. He was a farmer in the town of Lyndon, a loving husband and father.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the Wittkopp Funeral home. Burial will be in the Winooski cemetery, and the Rev. E. C. Ward, pastor of the M.E. church of Cascade, will officiate. The body will lie in state from 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon until Wednesday noon.

Mr. Buchholz is survived by his wife and the following: a son, Albert, town of Mosel; daughters, Mrs. Alma Schultz, town of Lima, and Mrs. Louise Phippin, town of Sheboygan; a son, Robert, Macomb, Ill.; daughters, Hilda, Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Marie Goff, Oshkosh; and sons, Francis and Raymond, and daughters, Ruth and Alice, at home. One daughter preceded him in death. Nine grandchildren survive, as well as three brothers, Henry of town of Sheboygan Falls, and Richard and August of town of Lyndon, and two sisters, Mrs. Theodore Johanning, town of Plymouth, and Mrs. Henry J. Miller, town of Mitchell.


Anna S. Brill - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - January 4, 1950 - P. 12
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Mrs. Anna S. Brill, 89, passed away early today at the Bethesda Nursing home, Sheboygan. A native of Sheboygan county, Mrs. Brill had made her home with a son, Walter, at Oostburg, for the past three years.

She was born March 20, 1860, in the town of Sheboygan Falls, the daughter of the late Abraham and Janneke Brill. The family moved to the town of Holland, and it was there she was married to Abraham T. Brill on May 19, 1883.

The couple lived on a farm in the town of Holland until 1917, when they moved to the village of Oostburg.

She was the last surviving member of a group of women who founded the Women's Missionary society of the First Presbyterian church at Cedar Grove. She was a member of that society and congregation until moving to Oostburg. At the time of her death she belonged to a similar organization at the First Reformed church of Oostburg.

Survivors include one son, Walter C.; two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Prior to her husband's death, 11 years ago, the couple celebrated their 50th and 55th wedding anniversaries. Three brothers also preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Simmelink Funeral home, Oostburg, and at 2 p.m. at the First Reformed church. The Rev. A. Ten Clay will officiate, and burial will be made in the Union cemetery.


Mrs. Ernst {Esther} Brill - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - December 19, 1966 - P. 10
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Mrs. Ernst Berger, 62, of 106 Brown Ct., Sheboygan Falls, died suddenly of an apparent heart attack at home Sunday afternoon.

The former Esther Krepsky, she was born in Sheboygan April 13, 1904, a daughter of the late Gustave and Lena Malzahn Krepsky. She was married to Mr. Berger, May 5, 1923, in Bethany Lutheran Church at Kohler.

The couple lived in Kohler until moving to Sheboygan Falls in 1945. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Falls.

Surviving are her husband; a sister, Mrs. Chester Herbst, Sheboygan, and a brother, Elmer Krepsky, Kohler.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Dean-Huehns Funeral Home, Sheboygan Falls, with the Rev. Edward W. Albertin, St. Paul's pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Kohler Cemetery.

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


Ernest E. Belke - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - October 30, 1961 - p. 12
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Earnest{sic} E. Belke, 59, a prominent Sheboygan insurance agent, died at 1:35 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Hospital after a long illness. Death was attributed to a heart attack.

Hospitalized for about five weeks, Mr. Belke, who lived at 1412 School Ave., was improving and was looking forward to his release from the hospital.

He had owned and operated the Belke Insurance Agency at 722 Michigan Ave., since 1934.

Mr. Belke was a member of Ebenezer Lutheran Church, American Legion, Sheboygan Board of Fire and Casualty Underwriters, Wisconsin Association of Insurance Agents and the National Health and Accident Association. Ill health forced him to drop out of a number or organizations in which he was a member.

In 1939, 1940 and 1941, he was an unsuccessful candidate for Third Ward alderman. His hobby was flowers.

A native of Underhill, Wis., he was born March 8, 1902, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Belke, attended school at Gillette, Wis., and was confirmed in the Lutheran faith there. He served in the U.S. Army in 1920 and 1921.

He lived in Fond du Lac for a short time before moving to Sheboygan in 1925.

Two years later he married the former Christine Neuwirth at Ebenezer Lutheran Church.

She survives, along with a son, Dale, associated with his father in the insurance business; six brothers, Gustave of Oshkosh, Henry and Adolph of Oconto Falls, Walter of Fond du Lac, Robert of Sheboygan, Frank of National City, Calif., and two sisters, Mrs. Arthur (Hilda) Cease of Chicago and Mrs. Elmer (Ardele) Hovey of Fond du Lac.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ebenezer Lutheran Church. The Rev. Erich Keller, pastor, will officiate and burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery.

Friends may call at Ballhorn Funeral Chapels from 2 p.m. Tuesday until 11 a.m. Wednesday and then at the church beginning at noon.

A fund for Ebenezer Lutheran Church will be established in his memory.


Joe P. Banonse - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - May 31, 1955 - p. 16
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Funeral services will be held Wednesday for Joe P. Banonse, 39, of 1512 Kentucky Ave., who died suddenly Saturday on a fishing trip near Gladstone, Mich.

A requiem high mass at 9 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, will follow brief rites at 8:30 a.m. at Gerend's Funeral home. The Rev. James J. Shlikas, pastor, will be the celebrant.

Burial services will be conducted on the family lot in Immaculate Conception cemetery.

Mr. Banonse, an employee of the City of Sheboygan street department since 1946, collapsed and died while fishing for walleyes in Big Bay De Noc off Michigan's Delta County.

His fishing companion, Adolph Sepich of 1231 S. 17th St., said Mr. Banonse complained of not feeling well but decided to go out on the bay anyway. He died in the boat half an hour after leaving shore.

Dr. O. S. Hult of Gladtstone, Delta County coroner, attributed death to a heart attack.

A son of Mike and Tessie Banonse, Mr. Banonse was born in Sheboygan on Aug. 16, 1915, and attended Longfellow School and Central High School, graduating with the Class of 1933.

A World War II veteran, he served with the armed forces in the China-Burma-India Theater, and was the recipient of several medals, including the Bronze Star.

Since his return to Sheboygan after his discharge, he had been employed by the city street department.

Mr. Banonse was a faithful member of Immaculate Conception parish and was affiliated with the City Employees Association and the Jensen Van Thruler Chapter No. 15, Disabled American Veterans.

Survivors are his mother; two sisters, Mrs. Stephen F. (Tessie) Huetter of Rosemead, Calif., and Miss Julia, at home, and two brothers, Michael and William, Sheboygan. His father died March 11, 1955.

The body will lie in state at Gerend's Funeral home until the hour of services.

A parish vigil will be held at the funeral home at 7 o'clock tonight. At 8 tonight, members of the Jensen-VanThruler Chapter will hold memorial rites at the funeral home.


Kristin Mae Bunge - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - February 28, 1967 - p. 6
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Kristin Mae Bunge, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bunge, of 3426 Clover Ct., died early today at the Plymouth Hospital.

She was born February 27, 1967, at Plymouth Hospital.

Survivors include the parents; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Kalk, of Plymouth; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Bunge, of the Town of Rhine; and a maternal great grandmother, Mrs. Meta Zemke, of the Town of Greenbush.

Committal and burial services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Plymouth Woodlawn Cemetery with the Rev. Terrence McCreedy, pastor of Faith United Church of Christ, officiating.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Wittkopp Funeral Home in Plymouth.


Anna Bloemers - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - March 17, 1939 - p. 4
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Funeral Services for Mrs. Bloemers to be Saturday

Hingham, Wis. - Final rites for Mrs. Anna Bloemers, aged 60, who passed away at about 8 a.m. Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Reuben Onnink, near Batavia, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ben Kappers in this village and at 1:30 p.m. at the Hingham Reformed church of which she was a member. The Rev. M. Happe of Batavia will assist the Rev. C. Dotfin, pastor of the local church at the services.

Interment will be in the Hingham cemetery beside her husband who was killed in an auto mishaper on Highway 57, near the Baptist cemetery, a few years ago.

Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. J. (Lillie) Harmeling of Sheboygan, Mrs. Ben (Florence) Kappers of Hingham, and Mrs. Reuben (Olive) Onnink of Batavia; three sons, Lester on the homestead in Lyndon township, Leland of Hingham and Alwin, who lives near Oostburg, and 14 grandchildren.

The body will be taken from the Zuengler home in Adell Saturday morning to the Kappers home in this village to lie in state until the time of services.


Francis E. Beiersdorf - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - March 21, 1973 - p. 11
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Francis E. Beiersdorf, 57, of 1545 N. 17th St., died this morning at St. Nicholas Hospital after a brief illness.

He was born April 28, 1915, in Sheboygan, son of Albert G. and Annie Lipps Beiersdorf.

He attended local schools, was graduated from Sheboygan High School and Sheboygan Business College.

Mr. Beiersdorf worked for many years at Vollrath Co.

He was a member of Ebenezer United Church of Christ, Sheboygan Elks Lodge, Sheboygan Yacht Club and the New Horizon Club.

He married Louise E. Goetschel at Ebenezer Church on Jan. 25, 1968.

Survivors are his wife; five sons, Gerald, Rieck, Reed and Todd, all of Sheboygan, and Bryce of Longmont, Colo.; two grandsons; his parents, of Sheboygan; a brother, Curtis, of Pekin, Ill., and two sisters, Mrs. Walter Neumeister and Mrs. Rudolph Schuettey, both of Sheboygan.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Kroos-Mason Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ruben Grosshuesch, pastor of Ebenezer UCC, officiating. Entombment will be in Garden Terrace Mausoleum. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday.

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


Dianne Burkart - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - February 28, 1962 - p. 10
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Funeral services for Miss Dianne Burkart, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Burkart, R. 1, Sheboygan Falls, will be held in Plymouth at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Huss Funeral Home, and at 11 o'clock at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

The Rev. Laurence Waleske, pastor, will be celebrant of the funeral Mass and burial will be in the parish cemetery.

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

Survivors, besides her parents, are three sisters, Dorla Mae, Darlene, Deborah; five brothers, Joseph Jr., Roland, Donald, Neil, Nathan; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Burkart of Glenbeulah, and the maternal grandfather, Edwin Dietsche of Sheboygan.

Miss Burkart died Tuesday morning.


Katherine Bruns - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - April 22, 1946 - p. 8
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Mrs. Richard Bruns, Well Known Elkhart Woman, Dies

Elkhart Lake - Mrs. Richard Bruns, 87, life-long resident of Sheboygan county, passed away Saturday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ernst Einemann in Sheboygan, following a three weeks' illness.

Nee Katherine Schaefer, the deceased was born in Greenbush township on Sept. 12, 1859, and was married March 26, 1883, to Richard Bruns at Plymouth. Following their marriage the couple made their home in Glenbeulah for several years and since have resided on the Bruns homestead farm, one mile south of the village of Elkhart Lake.

Survivors include one son, George, on the homestead; the daughter, Mrs. Ernst (Edna) Einemann; one brother, George Schaefer, Glenbeulah; a sister, Mrs. Thomas Johnson, Sheboygan; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Her husband passed away March 9, 1944, and one son, Walter, two sisters and one brother also preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Bruns residence near Elkhart Lake, and at 2 p.m. at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran church in Glenbeulah. The Rev. Louis Spilker, pastor, will officiate, and interment will be made in Woodlawn cemetery at Plymouth. The casket will not be opened at the church.

The body will lie in state at the Bruns farm home from 2 p.m. Tuesday until the hour of services.


Harry C. Bohl - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - April 22, 1946 - p. 8
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Harry C. Bohl Passes Away Sunday Night After Illness

Harry C. Boll, 56, president of the Sheboygan Falls Co-operative and prominent county farmer, passed away late Sunday night at St. Nicholas hospital following a short illness.

Because he had been ill only a few days, his sudden death will come as a shock to his many friends and acquaintances in Sheboygan county and to leaders in the state co-operative movement with whom Mr. Boll was closely associated in recent years.

For a considerable time, Mr. Boll was identified as one of Wisconsin's foremost advocates of the co-operative system, and as one of the most active men in co-operative activities. He was president of the Falls Co-operative for more than 15 years and guided the co-operative's business affairs until the time of his death.

He also served as president of the Elm Grove Co-operative until his retirement several months ago, and as a director of the Wisconsin Association of Co-operatives, the Wisconsin Cheese Producers Co-operative and the Wisconsin Council of Agriculture Co-operatives.

The son of Mr. and Mrs. Joachin Boll, the deceased was born July 31, 1889, in Sheboygan Falls township. He attended district schools and spent his entire life in Sheboygan county. His home was located in the town of Sheboygan Falls, five miles northwest of the Falls, near County Trunk J.

Mr. Boll was long active in the socialist party and was selected as socialist candidate for senator in the 1944 November elections. He enthusiastically supported the party's platform and was a leading figure in the socialist organization in Sheboygan county.

He was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran church.

Survivors include his wife, the former Tillie Schomberg; five sons, Hubert of route 1, Plymouth, Elmer of Kiel, Marvin of Sheboygan Falls, and Raymond and Harry, Jr., at home; three daughters, Mrs. Melvin (Elvira) Vass, Sheboygan Falls; Mrs. Willard (Luellen) Greisch, Milwaukee, and Miss Florence, at home; seven grandchildren; three brothers, John, Ernest and Otto, and three sisters, Mrs. R. P. Dassow, Mrs. Louis Arnoldi and Mrs. Otto Helwig. One brother, Gustave, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran church in the town of Sheboygan Falls. The Rev. J. H. Abelmann, pastor, will officiate, and interment will be made in the church cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the A. E. Rauschert Funeral home, Sheboygan Falls, from 7 p.m. Tuesday until 10 a.m. Thursday, and then will be taken to the church where friends may view the body from noon until the hour of services.


Henry Bergner - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - June 17, 1935 - p. 12
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Henry Bergner, Former Resident of City, Is Dead

Henry Bergner, aged 48, formerly of this city and son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bergner of Oregon, Ill., died Sunday afternoon at 5:10 o'clock at his home here, 1715 Grand avenue.

Mr. Bergner was born in Sheboygan Nov. 17, 1886, and attended Longfellow school. He was employed for several years at the Sheboygan Chair company and the Badger State Tanning company. For 22 years he was employed at the Crocker Chair company as a cabinet maker. He was married to Miss Clara Vollbrecht of this city, May 27, 1908. The deceased was a member of the Sued Sheboygan Verein, No. 42, G.U.G. He was well-known and was a kind and loving father.

He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Ralph Thomas, of Milwaukee, two grandchildren, Janet and Donald; two sisters, Mrs. Raymond Spiller of Oregon, Ill., and Mrs. Nelson Bruner of Mt. Morris, Ill.; five brothers, Conrad of Chicago, Paul, Walter, Curtis and William, all of Oregon, Ill.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Ramm Funeral Home. The Rev. Walter Loesch will officiate and burial will be made in Lutheran cemetery.


Marie Berger - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - May 25, 1972 - p. 8
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Mrs. Marie Berger, 90, of 1132-A N. 8th St., widow of Adolph, and one of the founders of the Hoffbrau Restaurant, died early today at Morningside Nursing Home after a two-month illness.

The former Marie Johnson, she was born Sept. 17, 1881 at Grimstad, Norway. In 1900 she came to Sheboygan with her mother and brother.

On March 5, 1901, she married Mr. Berger of Kohler. He died in 1936.

Mrs. Berger was employed as a cook at the old Grand Hotel and in 1951, along with two of her sons, she founded the Hoffbrau Restaurant at 1132 N. 8th St. She retired from the restaurant in 1960 when the restaurant was operated by her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Drews.

Mrs. Drews and her two sons continue to operate the Hoffbrau.

Mrs. Berger was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church.

Survivors are six sons, George of Wausau, Victor and Raymond of Sheboygan, Charles of Sheboygan Falls, Lester of Lyons, Ill., and William of Daly City, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Arno (Viola) Herminghaus, Mrs. Christ (Leona) Ruppel, and Mrs. Drews, all of Sheboygan; 36 grandchildren, 73 great-grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Two sons, two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels, with the Rev. Louis Huber, pastor of St. Mark Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery.

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

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


George Byrum - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - June 23, 1959 - p. 12
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George Byrum, 88, of 724 Pennsylvania Ave., died early this morning at St. Nicholas Hospital after an illness of three months.

Mr. Byrum, a retired Town of Lima farmer, had made his home in Sheboygan since 1953.

A native of the Town of Lima, he was born July 17, 1870, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Byrum, and was married to Miss Ella Humphrey Jan. 4, 1898. She passed away Jan. 2, 1921.

Mr. Byrum leaves three sons, Milferd and Lawrence, both of Milwaukee, and Everett of Sheboygan; a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Lenz, Waupun; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Grace Hughes, Milwaukee. Five brothers, one sister, one half-sister, and one half-brother preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Dean Funeral Home in Sheboygan Falls. The Rev. Glen Siferd, pastor of the First Methodist Church, will conduct the rites, and burial will be in Sheboygan Falls Cemetery.

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


Anna Marie Beyer - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - October 15, 1943 - p. 8
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Mrs. A. M. Beyer of this City is Summoned Today

Mrs. Anna Marie Beyer, 82, widow of Fred Beyer, 1517 South Eleventh street, passed away this morning at the Memorial hospital.

Mrs. Beyer was born in Germany on November 11, 1860, and was married there to Fred Beyer on June 11, 1879, and the couple came to this country in 1885 and settled in Menominee, Mich. In 1887 they moved to their present home here and resided here since.

She was a home-loving wife and mother, very much devoted to her family and her garden. She was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran church and very active and alert to worldly affairs.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Frank Hoffman, and two grandsons, Victor and Clifford Hoffman of this city. Her husband passed away May 20, 1936, and a son and daughter also preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Ramm funeral home, the Rev. H. H. Wegner officiating and burial will be made in the Lutheran cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home beginning Saturday evening.


James Back - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - April 11, 1966 - p.12
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James Back, 74, of 919 S. 16th St., died early Sunday evening at Memorial Hospital.

A native of the Town of Lima, he was born, Nov. 27, 1891, a son of the late John and Johanna Newhouse Back. On Jan. 6, 1914, he was married to Anna Zuurmond of Oostburg. She died in April, 1947.

On June 3, 1948, he was married to Lydia Den Boer of Sheboygan. She died in September, 1954.

Mr. Back had been employed by a Sheboygan cannery and before his retirement was employed by a local chair company.

He was a member of the Bethel Orthodox Presbyterian Church of Oostburg.

Surviving are one son, Harley of Superior; two grandsons, and three brothers, William of Cedar Grove, Harvey of Gibbsville and Jeffe, of R. 2, Sheboygan Falls. An infant son also preceded him in death.

Funeral services are pending at the Krostag Funeral Home, Oostburg. Details will be announced in Tuesday's Press.

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Funeral services for James Back, 74, 919 S. 16th St., who died Sunday evening, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Bethel Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Oostburg.

The Rev. Donald Stanton, pastor, will officiate, and burial will be in Hartman Cemetery, north of Oostburg. A 1:45 p.m. family service will be held in the lecture room of the church.

Friends may call at the Krostag Funeral Home, Oostburg, from 4 p.m. today until 11 a.m. Wednesday and then at the church from noon until time of service.


Inez Brooks - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - November 6, 1928 - p.12
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Conduct Services in Town Mitchell for Mrs. Brooke

Mitchell - Remains of Mrs. Inez Brooke were laid to rest beside those of her husband, who had preceded her in death, in Mount Pleasant cemetery here Friday.

Deceased was born here fifty years ago and spent her entire life in this vicinity. Before marriage her name was Beckwick. She had been in failing health for nearly six months before her death at St. Agnes hospital, Fond du Lac. Five daughters survive.

Among those who attended the services from away were Mr. and Mrs. W. Brooke and son; Miss Sisson of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Butters and Mr. and Mrs. Arno Butters of Lyndon, Mr. and Mrs. Steinhaus of Plymouth, Mrs. Ed George of Sheboygan Falls.

The pallbearers were L. A. Moll, William Bradley, John Schlenter, Ed Moehr, Carl Weber and William Joslin.


Gottfried Balde - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - February 16, 1962 - P.8
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Gottfried Balde Sr., 80, of 1705 St. Clair Ave., died at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Nicholas Hospital. He had been in failing health for several months.

Born Oct. 8, 1881, in Urbach, Russia, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gottfried Balde Sr., he attended parochial school there and was confirmed in the Lutheran faith.

He was married to Miss Katherine Wagner, also of Urbach, in March of 1907, and the couple came to Sheboygan the following year.

Prior to his retirement in March of 1961 he was employed at the American Chair Co. for 36 years, most recently as a fireman. He was a member of Ebenezer Lutheran Church.

Survivors are his wife; three sons and one daughter, all of Sheboygan, Christ, Gottfried Jr., Gottlieb and Mrs. Marius (Lillian) Van Engen; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Ebenezer Lutheran Church with the Rev. Erich Keller, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels from 2 p.m. Sunday until 1 a.m. Monday and then at the church from noon until the time of the services.


Robert C. Bender - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - January 9, 1950 - P.8
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Robert C. Bender, 64, of Route 3, Sheboygan, Twenty-eighth street, passed away Saturday evening at the residence following a lingering illness.

Born July 7, 1885, in Washington county, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Bender, he attended school at Fillmore and on Nov. 19, 1912, he was married to Mathilda Meyer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank X. Meyer.

The family resided in Sheboygan from 1926 to 1946 when Mr. Bender purchased and operated a farm at Phelps, Wis. Two years ago he retired due to ill health and they moved back to Sheboygan. Formerly he had been employed at the American Chair Co. for 14 years.

Survivors are his wife; two sons, Rollin of Norfolk, Va.; and Lloyd of Hayward, Wis.; three grandchildren; four brothers, William of Fredonia, Louis of Allenton, Wis., Herman of Silver Creek and Edwin of Boltonville; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Gerner of Grafton and Mrs. Anton Schultz of Thiensville. One daughter preceded him in death on June 20, 1941.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Ballhorn Funeral chapels with Father Edward Ziegler of Holy Name church officiating. Interment will be made in Holy Cross cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning this evening.


William F. Bahlow - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - February 13, 1965 - P.10
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William F. Bahlow, 84, of 5002 Superior Ave., died at 3 p.m. Friday at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

Born Aug. 28, 1880, in the Town of Wilson, he was a son of Charles and Ricka Krueger Bahlow. On April 6, 1907, he married Leonora Hemschemeyer at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Sheboygan Falls. She died Sept. 21, 1957.

Mr. Bahlow farmed and worked as a carpenter in the Town of Wilson most of his life, was a former member of the Weeden School Board for 15 years, and served on the St. Paul's Church school board for 10 years. He retired five years ago and had lived in Sheboygan for the past four years.

Survivors are two sons, Edwin and Wilmer of rural Sheboygan Falls; two daughters, Mrs. Carl (Norma) Goking, Mrs. Julius (Nelda) Prepster, both of Sheboygan; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. One son died in 1941.

Mr. Bahlow was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Sheboygan Falls where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Edward W. Albertin, pastor, will officiate and burial will be in the Sheboygan Falls Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Dean Funeral Home in Sheboygan Falls from 2 p.m. Sunday until 10:30 a.m. Monday, then at the church from 11 a.m. until the services.


John LeRoy Bjork - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - November 25, 1949 - P.6
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John LeRoy Bjork, 5-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Bjork, 2115 S. Fifteenth street, passed away Thursday morning at the St. Nicholas hospital.

Survivors are his parents; three sisters and one brother, Mary Ann, William, Jr., Jean Louise and Kathleen, all at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Bjork of Highwood, Ill., and Mrs. Mary Geimer of Evanston, Ill.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Ramm Funeral home with the Rev. Robert Hoeller officiating. Burial will be made in Holy Cross cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning this evening.


Paulina Baumann - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - November 25, 1949 - P.6
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Mrs. Paulina Baumann, 93, a resident of the Anna M. Reiss Home, passed away there suddenly Thursday morning.

Born April 16, 1856, in Milwaukee, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Wagner, she attended the Newberry school at Chicago. The family moved to Chicago when she was eight years old and her father conducted a confectionary store there until the Chicago fire in 1867.

In November of 1867 the family came to Sheboygan to reside.

On May 11, 1881, she was married to Charles H. Baumann of this city by the late Rev. J. T. Kluge of Zion Reformed church.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Edgar (Benita) Zeitler of this city; two sons, Richard and Adolph of this city; three grandchildren. Her husband and two sons preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the Robert H. Kroos Funeral home with the Rev. E. H. Wessler of Zion Reformed church officiating. Burial will be made in the family lot in Wildwood cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 o'clock this afternoon.


Doris Brandt - The Sheboygan Press - May 28, 2004
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Doris Brandt, 84, formerly of 917 Geele Ave., died peacefully Thursday, May 27, 2004, at Sunny Ridge Health Care and Rehabilitation Center following a battle against cancer.

Born Dec. 17, 1919, in Sheboygan, Doris was a daughter of the late Charles and Ernestina Gosse Richter. She attended Rhine Center Grade School and Kiel High School.

On Aug. 20, 1941, she married Frederick Brandt at St. Peter U.C.C., Town of Rhine, and the couple made their home in Sheboygan. The couple ws married for 57 years before Frederick preceded her in death on Aug. 13, 1999.

Mrs. Brandt was employed by the H.C. Prange Company for 15 years, retiring in 1978. She was previously employed by Imig Jewelers.

Doris was a member of St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church and a former member of the Agape Circle and Mother's Club of the Church.

She is survived by two children and two grandson (Survivors omitted for privacy.); two sisters-in-laws, Esther Brandt of Sheboygan, and Edna Ricter of Howards Grove; nieces; nephews; other relative; and friends. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Carl, Milton and Victor Richter; a sister, Roma Raeter.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 1 at the Lippert-Olson Funeral Home, 1132 Superior Ave. The Rev. Alan Kretschmar, pastor of St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church, will officiate. Interment will take place in Lutheran Cemetery.

Relatives and friends are welcome at the funeral home on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the time of service.

Doris enjoyed her grandchildren and years ago enjoyed traveling throughout the country having visited most of the states and Canadian Provinces.

A memorial fund has been established in her name for St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church and Lutheran High School.

Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at dorisbrandt@lippertfuneralhome.com.


Joseph A. Brunmeier - Manitowoc Herald Times {Manitowoc, Wis.}- March 23, 1964 - P. 7
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Joseph A. Brunmeier, 67, of 1815A Calumet Dr., Sheboygan, died Sunday morning at Rocky Knoll Hospital, Plymouth, after a long illness.

Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Gerend Funeral Home, Sheboygan, and at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Name Catholic Church, Sheboygan. The Rev. Anthony J. Knackert will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Sheboygan.

Mr. Brunmeier was born June 4, 1896, at St. Nazianz, son of the late Ernst and Anna Schleh Brunmeier. He was educated at St. Nazianz schools and married Theresa Sommerhoff at St. Gregory Catholic church, St. Nazianz, May 22, 1923, and the couple moved to Sheboygan. He had been employed at the Kohler Co. until retirement and was a veteran of World War I.

Mr. Brunmeier was a member of Holy Name Church, Holy Name Society and the Ushers Club of the church, apostolate of Suffering and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9150, Sheboygan.

Surviving are his wife, a son, two daughters, four brothers, Frank of Sheboygan, Alfred of Newton, Elmer of Detroit and William of School Hill; two sisters, Mrs. William Holfeltz of Sheboygan and Miss Ann Brunmeier of Grafton and four grandchildren. (Survivors edited for privacy)

Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.


Felix Benfey - Manitowoc Herald Times {Manitowoc, Wis.}- January 6, 1920 - P. 3
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Felix Benfey, father of State Senator Theo. Benfey, of Sheboygan and prominent attorney of that city died at a Milwaukee hospital yesterday. He was 75 years of age and served as clerk of court of Sheboygan county and was prominent in legal circles.


Margaret Bronofold - The Sheboygan Press - February 4, 1974 - P. 6
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Mrs. Margaret Bronold, 74, of Rt. 2, Elkhart Lake, Town of Russell, died at her home early today after suffering an apparent heart attack.

The former Margaret Bendt, she was born Dec. 13, 1899 at Menasha, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Julius Bendt.

She was married to Adolph Frakes, who preceded her in death.

In 1946 she was married to Martin Bronold in Milwaukee. The couple lived in Milwaukee until 1968 when they moved to Appleton. Mr. Bronald died on Dec. 8, 1970. She has lived in Russell since that time.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Van Deuren of Russell; a step-son, Harold Frakes of Oshkosh; a granddaughter and three great grandchildren, and a brother William Bendt of Milwaukee.

A brother preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Wittkopp Funeral Home, Plymouth. The Rev. George G. Myszel, pastor of St. George Catholic Church, Elkhart Lake, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Menasha.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday until the time of service.


Mrs. John Bauer - Manitowoc Herald Times {Manitowoc, Wis.}- January 27, 1954 - P. 19
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Bauer Funeral

Funeral services for Mrs. John Bauer, 53, of Sheboygan, whose frozen body was found Saturday on the pier of the Sheboygan Yacht Club, were held at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Dominic Catholic Church, Sheboygan, with burial in Calvary Cemetery there.

Mrs. Bauer was a former resident of Cleveland, in Manitowoc County.

The coroner decided that Mrs. Bauer's death was a suicide. She had left a note at the home, advising of plans to take her own life. Police said she had crawled out on the ice, and then back on the breakwater, where she died of exposure.

Mr. Bauer was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Anton Schneider of Cleveland. Survivors include two sons, Joseph and Walter of Sheboygan; four brothers, George, Joseph, and Robert Schneider of Cleveland and Alfred of Sheboygan; and three sisters Mrs. Anna McNamarra of Campbellsport, Mrs. Tina Horneck of Marshfield, and Mrs. Rose Scharfenberg

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Johanna Bachausen - Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - November 24, 1909 - P. 8
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William Bachausen has received news of the death of his mother, Mrs. Johanna Bachausen, at the home of his sister, Mrs. Anton Streen, in Greeleaf, Wis., where she made her home. The cause of her death was a stroke of paralysis, which followed several other strokes, one of which rendered her speechless. Mrs. Bachausen was born in Germany on April 17, 1833 and came to this country many years ago. After the death of her husband, in 1891 she made her home with her children, of whom the following survive her, William, Peter and Louis of this city, and Mrs. Anton Streen of Greenleaf. The funeral will be held Friday. Burial will be in Brillion.

Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - November 24, 1909 - p. 8 - c. 1

George Bachhausen is spending a few days in the city with his parents.

Mr. and Mrs. William Bachhausen left for Brillion yesterday, where they will attend the funeral of the former's mother.


Infant Bade - Sheboygan Press - Friday - September 15, 1911 - P. 8
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Bade.....the four months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Bade of Plymouth died Tuesday from bronchitis and gastritis. The funeral services were held today from the home, the Rev. Mr. Schmidt officiating. The remains were laid to rest in the Plymouth Union Cemetery.


Charles Bakuns - Sheboygan Press - Friday - October 20, 1911 - P. 1 - C. 1
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Body in the River - Washed Up This Morning

Charles Bakuns, Missing For Two Weeks


Removed to Undertaking Parlors of Henry Fessler and Plans Being Made For the Funeral. Shortly after seven o'clock this morning, the body of Charles Bakuns was washed up near the south pier, where it was discovered by a member of the life savers department. The gasoline tug Kingfisher had passed over the point where the body was found shortly previous, and it is believed the current caused the body to rise to the surface. The police were notified and Lieutenant Jacobs took charge of the moving of the body, and made an inspection of the articles contained in the pockets of the garments worn at the time. Coroner Feagan was also notified by Mr. Jacobs and upon his arrival the articles were turned over to him, including the watch and $1.51 in change. It is not believed the case was one of suicide, but that death resulted from accident, Bakuns walking into the river on Wednesday night a week ago. Though he was employed at Vollrath's on North Sixth street, he did not work a week ago Wednesday and after that he was not seen after 9 or 10 o'clock, and it is believed he wandered off the pier that same night. The day following the disappearance the police were notified by his brother William Bakuns of 1327 N. Thirteenth street, and they had been on the lookout but could find no clue. There was nothing about the person to indicate that Bakuns met with foul play, as his purse and watch were found on his person. Bakuns was a Lithuanian and among his fellow workmen was not only considered industrious but a man of good character. He was a man of good habits and during his residence in Sheboygan had made numerous friends. The body was prepared for burial this morning and the funeral services were held this afternoon with interment in the Catholic cemetery. The advanced stage of decomposition made it necessary to hold the funeral without any delay.


Lenora Bauman - Sheboygan Press - Saturday - July 15, 1911 - P. 1 - C. 5
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Bauman - Tuesday occurred the death of Miss Lenora Bauman at her home in the town of Plymouth. Her demise was caused by pneumonia. The funeral was held yesterday with interment in the town of Herman. The Rev. Wildermuth of Sheboygan Falls officiated. Undertaker Wittkopp had charge of the arrangements. Miss Bauman was the daughter of Mrs. Anton Bauman residing about three miles northeast of Plymouth. She was born there in February 1888. The father died about two years ago. The mother survives as do also the following brothers and sisters: William, Anton, Alfred and Albert Bauman and Mesdames Paul Schultz, Louisa Hiller, Wilhelmina Sandel, Emma Matzdorf, Augusta Turbe, Mathilde Lindemann, Rose Goldbeck and Miss Marguerite Bauman. The many friends of the departed are sorrowing that she was taken away so untimely.


August Brehm - Sheboygan Press - Saturday - July 15, 1911 - P. 1 - C. 5
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August Brehm, aged 25 years, died yesterday at his home, 1902 Indiana avenue after a long illness. The deceased is survived by his father Albert Brehm and one brother. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 1:30 from his late home and at two o'clock from the Emmanuel Lutheran church, Rev. Burgard officiating. Interment will be in the Lutheran cemetery.


Frances Baumgartner - Sheboygan Press - Monday - June 10, 1912 - P. 6
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Baumgartner - Mrs. Frances Baumgartner, 52 years old, died Saturday afternoon at 5 o'clock, death being due to heart trouble. She had been in the hospital for three weeks. Last Monday she appeared to be improving and was removed to her home, 1714 Huron avenue. She was born in Kewaunee, Wis. and twenty-six years ago moved to this city where she had resided since. Mrs. Baumgartner was well known and had a large circle of friends who will deeply regret her death. She is survived by four sons and one daughter: Henry, Milwaukee, Theodore, Peter, Paul and Margaret, this city. The funeral will be held from the home tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Krueger officiating. Interment in Wildwood.

Sheboygan Press - Thursday - June 13, 1912 - p. 1 - c. 3

Card of Thanks


We desire to thank those who so kindly assisted during the illness and death of our mother, Mrs. Frances Baumgartner.


Amanda Bedford - Sheboygan Press - Saturday - December 9, 1911 - P. 1 - C. 1
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Death of Mrs. Bedford

Mrs. Amanda Bedford, mother of Chief Edgar Bedford, and who came to Sheboygan with her husband in 1852 passed away at the home of her son at 2 o'clock after an illness dating back thirty days. A month ago she was stricken with paralysis and since that time she has grown weaker and weaker until the end came this afternoon. Mrs. Bedford was born in Johnstown, New York, October 17, 1830 and after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Bedford decided to journey to Wisconsin, and Sheboygan was their home for many years. Twenty-nine years ago Mr. Bedford passed away and since that time she had divided her time between Milwaukee and Ovid, Michigan. Four months ago she came here for a visit with her son and it was while on this visit that she suffered a stroke of paralysis. She is survived by four children, Arthur Bedford of Manitowoc, Mrs. S. Reed and Mrs. Alice Shaw, Milwaukee and Chief Edgar Bedford of this city. The funeral will be held at two o'clock Monday afternoon from the residence of the son, with interment in Wildwood cemetery. Rev. Curtis of the Episcopal church will officiate.


Regina Behring - Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - January 12, 1910 - P. 8
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Mrs. Regina Behring aged 60 years died at her home yesterday morning of heart failure. She was born December 28, 1840 at Berlin, Germany. In 1862 she was married to Daniel Behring who with the following ten children survives, Christian, Julius, William and Albert Behering, Mrs. Christ Kruschke, Mrs. Maria Olm, Mrs. Minnie Zudz, Mrs. Anna Schneider, Mrs. Helena Copplinger of this city and Mrs. Amelia Schultz of Milwaukee. There are also 32 grandchildren and four great grand children besides one brother Christian Grams. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 from the house and at 2 o'clock from the St. Andreas church. The Rev. Wm. Staehling will officiate and interment will be in the Lutheran Cemetery.


Genet Bennink - Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - November 17, 1909 - P. 1 - C. 3
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The remains of Genet, the three year old daughter of Mrs. W.J. Bennink, were laid to rest in the Hingham cemetery this morning. The child died Sunday of diabetes; at the home 517 S. 13th St.


Judge John A. Bentley - Sheboygan Press - Thursday - May 9, 1912 - P. 8 - C. 5
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Judge John A. Bentley, a former resident of Sheboygan and for many years a law partner of Judge Wm. H. Seaman, passed away on May 4, at Seattle, Wash., where he had resided the past two years. He had been ill for several months. Judge Bentley was born in Warren, Co., N.Y., and was over 80 years old at the time of his death. He practiced law in Sheboygan as early as 1860, continuing until he was appointed Commissioner of Pensions at Washington, D.C., which office he held for two terms. He then practiced law in Denver, Colo., and served as district judge there for several years. He is survived by his wife, one son and a sister, Miss Harriet Bentley of Glen Falls, N.Y.


Bertha Berlin - Sheboygan Press - Monday - January 15, 1912 - P. 1 - C. 3
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Sheboygan Falls - Mrs. Bertha Berlin died at her home in the village Friday afternoon at half past two o'clock at the age of seventy-two years. Death was due to a complication of diseases from which she had been suffering for the past four weeks. She is survived by a grand daughter, Helen McKinnon, who cared for her during her last sickness. Mrs. Berlin was well known having made Sheboygan Falls her home for a number of years.

Sheboygan Press - Thursday - January 18, 1912 - p. 8 - c. 5

Sheboygan Falls - The funeral of the late Mrs. Bertha Berlin was held from the Lutheran church Monday afternoon. Rev. Geo. Wildermuth officiated. Interment in the Falls cemetery.

Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - January 24, 1912 - p. 8 - c. 3

Sheboygan Falls - The household furniture of the late Mrs. Betsey Berlin were disposed of yesterday at public auction.


Louis Beson - Sheboygan Press - Monday - October 16, 1911 - P. 1 - C. 5
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Louis Beson, aged 74 years, an old resident of this city, died yesterday morning at his home, 610 South Thirteenth street. Old age was the cause of death. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock from his late home, the Rev. Mr. Curtis, officiating. Interment will be in the Wildwood cemetery.


Paulina Bienert - Sheboygan Press - Monday - January 22, 1912 - P. 1 - C. 5
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Mrs. Paulina Bienert, 65 years of age, died Sunday evening at the family residence 1518 Georgia avenue after an illness of some little time. She is survived by her husband, two sons Fred and August and two daughters, Mrs. Rudolph Metcher and Mrs. Carl Haack. The funeral will be held from the house at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon and 2 o'clock from the Emmanuel church, interment in the Lutheran cemetery.


Alvina Binder - Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - Janujary 31, 1912 - P. 8 - C. 2
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Mrs. Alvina Binder, wife of William Binder, residing two miles south of Elkhart Lake died yesterday. She was operated on a few weeks ago. Besides her husband she is survived by five children. The funeral will take place in this city Saturday.


Mrs. John Biwersi - Sheboygan Press - Friday - May 3, 1912 - P. 1 - C. 1
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Card of Thanks

We desire to thank the many friends and neighbors who so kindly contributed flowers and assisted during the illness and death of Mrs. Biwersi, wife and mother. Thanks are also extended to Mr. Martin Bunze, Milwaukee, for his kindly address at the funeral services. John Biwersi and children.


Jacob Bloedel, Sr. - Sheboygan Press - Thursday - September 7, 1911 - P. 8 - C. 2
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The funeral of Jacob Bloedel Sr., who died Tuesday afternoon at 5 o'clock of Bright's disease, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from St. John's church, the Rev. Krueger officiating. Interment will be in Sheboygan Falls cemetery. The deceased was 74 years old and formerly conducted a shoe shop in this city.


Otto Bonaskey - Sheboygan Press - Monday - October 2, 1911 - P. 1 - C. 7
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Otto Bonasky a brother-in-law of Louis Diehl, and who made his home with him until some time ago when he went to Chicago, was found dead in bed Friday morning at the home of Joseph Schneider a farmer residing near Glenbeulah. Six days previous to his death he returned to Glenbeulah seemingly in the best of health and went to the home of Mr. Schneider, a friend. When Mrs. Schneider went to call him Friday morning he was found dead.


Mrs. Jacob Bondewege - Sheboygan Press - Monday - October 2, 1911 - P. 1 - C. 7
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Mrs. Jacob Bondewege who resides in the town of Sheboygan four miles from the city on the Milwaukee road died yesterday at 2 o'clock. The deceased was 47 years of age and had been ill for some time. She is survived by her husband and several children. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon from her late home. Interment will be in the Wildwood cemetery.


Sophie Bormann - Sheboygan Press - Thursday - February 8, 1912 - P. - C. 1
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Alderman A. Deicher of Plymouth received a telegram announcing the death at Portland, Oregon of Mrs. Sophia Bormann, wife of Henry Bormann. The burial was at Portland. Mrs. Bormann, whose maiden name was Sophia Schroeder, was born in the town of Herman forty years ago. It was with the hope that she might be restored to health that she and her husband went to Oregon eight years ago. Mrs. Bormann is survived by her husband, two sons, Walter and Paul, a daughter, Hilda; her father, Henry Schroeder; four brothers John, Louis, William and Herman, and four sisters, Mrs. Wm. Westphal, Sheboygan, Mrs. S. Domeier, Howards Grove, Mrs. A. Deicher, Plymouth, and Mrs. Peter Kleefich.


Oriel L. Bort - Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - January 31, 1912 - P. 8 - C. 3
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Sheboygan Falls - Mrs. Peter D. (Oriel L.) Bort died at her home in the village Friday morning having suffered a stroke of paralysis about ten days ago. Mrs. Bort was a native of New York state. Mr. and Mrs. Bort were married in New York, leaving there they moved on a farm at Lima Center from which place they moved to the Falls where they have lived for a number of years. She is survived by her husband and two children, Oliver of Milwaukee and Mrs. Wm. Russell at home. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from her late home, Rev. N.D. Stanley of St. Peter's church officiating. Interment in the Falls cemetery.


General Edward St. Bragg - Sheboygan Press - Friday - June 21, 1916 - P. 8 - C. 1
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General E.S. Bragg Dies

Famous Leader of Iron Brigade, Statesman and Diplomat Passes Away, Aged Eighty-Five. Fond du Lac, Wis., June 21. - Gen. Edward St. Bragg famed leader of the Iron brigade, renowned as statesman and diplomat, died here at the age of eighty-five years, death following a paralytic stroke suffered Wednesday night. General Bragg was in the public eye as congressman, United States minister to Cuba under the Cleveland administration and consul general to Havana, Cuba, from which post he was transferred to hong Kong during the Roosevelt administration. He was born in Unadilla, N.Y.


Fred Brandt - Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - December 20, 1911 - P. 1
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Death of Fred Brandt

Word has been received in this city announcing the death of Mr. Fred Brandt, son-in-law of Mrs. H.E. Roth, 822 Niagara avenue. The decedent was stricken with paralysis some time ago and this resulted in his death, a telegram conveying the sad news yesterday. He is survived by a wife and three children, Fred, Melitta and Etta. Mr. Brandt was engaged in the ice business in Chicago and was well known here, where he had visited on several occasions. The funeral will be held in Chicago Friday and the relatives from here will attend.


Sarah Brasure - Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - September 5, 1911 - P. 1 - C. 1
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Sarah Brasure Called

Mr. and Mrs. Hyatt of Hingham received a telegram yesterday announcing the death of their granddaughter, Miss Sarah Brasure in Portland Ore. Miss Brasure was eighteen years old and attended the public schools of this city where she lived with her parents until six years ago when, the family went to Waupaca and then to Portland. Death was caused by typhoid fever. The funeral was held this afternoon from the Baptist church in Portland. The deceased is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Levi Brasure and a brother Sydney.


Augusta Brechtel - Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - January 26, 1910 - P. 1 - C. 3
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Mrs. Augusta Brechtel aged 76 years died at the home of her son Louis Augspurger, 925 North Eighth street at six o'clock this morning. Mrs. Brechtel suffered a stroke of paralysis at 7:30 Monday morning and has only been ill since that time. She was born in Germany and came to Sheboygan sixty years ago where she has resided since that time. Her first husband Fredrick Augspurger died September 12, 1866, in 1869 she was again married to Sebastian Brechtel who died in 1882, since that time she has made her home with her son Louis in this city. She was highly respected and well known in Sheboygan. Besides her son she is survived by one sister, Mrs. Jennie Ohse of Kansas, two brothers David Durow of Tigerton, Wis., and Ferdinand Durow, of Kansas, also two grandsons Louis and Jacob Augspurger. The funeral will be held from her late home, 915 N. 8th street, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Horstmeyer of the German Reform church will officiate. Interment will be at Wildwood. The pallbearers will be Oswald Lusche, August Warnecke, Otto Grasse, Fred Rathsburg, Joseph Behrens and Henry Maas.

Sheboygan Press - Saturday - January 29, 1910 - p. 1 - c. 3

The funeral of Mrs. August Brechtel was held from the home of her son Louis Augspurger 925 North Eighth street at 2 o'clock this afternoon. The Rev. W.F. Horstmeyer of the German Reform church had charge of the services. Interment was at Wildwood cemetery. The pallbearers were, Oswald Lusche, August Warnecke, Otto Grasse, Fred Rathsburg, Joseph Behrens, and Henry Maas.


Minnie Breeke - Sheboygan Press - Thursday - November 1, 1912 - P. 1 - C. 3
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Miss Minnie Breeke, the fourteen year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Breeke, 1613 North Third street, died yesterday afternoon at St. Nicholas hospital. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon from her late home. Interment will be in the Lutheran cemetery.


Dr. Leo Breitzman - Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - November 8, 1911 - P. 1 - C. 7
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Death of Dr. Leo Breitzman

The remains of Dr. Leo Breitzman, a former resident of this city arrived today and the funeral was held direct from the depot to the cemetery, Rev. White officiating. The decedent was 61 years of age and his father formerly conducted the drug store where I.C. Thomas & Co. are located today. The remains were accompanied by the wife and sister. Dr. Breitzman resided in Menasha for a number of years and later practiced medicine at Keenan, Wis.


Delia Brethouwer - Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - November 24, 1909 - P. 8 - C. 4
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Miss Delia Brethouwer of Cedar Grove, died at her home of inflamation of the brain and typhoid fever. She had been ill a year and some time ago went out, to Lincoln, Nebraska, to accept a position but when she arrived she was too ill to take up her work and returned home. From that time her condition grew worse. She leaves her parents, a brother, John, and a sister, Mrs. Ed. DePogter to mourn her loss.


Mary Brickner - Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - February 14, 1912 - P. 1 - C. 1
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Miss Brickner Dies Away From Home

Miss Mary Brickner, the fifteen year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William of Sheboygan Falls died at St. Mary's hospital in Milwaukee at ? o'clock this morning and the remains arrived in Sheboygan this afternoon and were taken to the the home of the parents in the Falls where arrangements for the funeral will be made. Miss Brickner, who would have been 16 years of age next June had been attending St. Francis Seminary and was suddenly taken ill and removed to St. Mary's hospital. Although leading physicians were called in she rapidly grew worse and died at the hour given above. Miss Brickner was a young lady who was not only popular at her home town but among the students at St. Francis, which institute of learning she had been attending. Besides her parents she is survived by two little sisters. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of their many friends in this hour of their deep sorrow.

Sheboygan Press - Saturday - February 17, 1912 - p. 1 - c. 3

Sheboygan Falls - Mr. and Mrs. Hauck of Philadelphia arrived Thursday to attend the funeral of their grand daughter, Miss Mary Brickner. The funeral of Miss Mary Brickner was held at 10 o'clock this morning.

Sheboygan Press - Monday - February 19, 1912 - p. 1 - c. 6

Funeral of Miss Brickner

The funeral of Miss May Brickner took place Saturday morning at Sheboygan Falls. Services were held in St. Mary's church and were conducted by Rev. Father Salbreiter, of the Falls, Rev. James Claerne, Sheboygan and Rev. Geo. Meyer of St. Francis. Sisters Baptist and Verena and five former classmates attended the funeral. Interment was in St. Mary's cemetery on Dye road. Many beautiful floral tributes were contributed by employees of the Brickner Woolen Mills and former schoolmates, and friends.


Catherine Brienkle - Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - October 3, 1911 - P. 1 - C. 8
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Mrs. Catherine Brienkle, mother of Mrs. M.B. End of this city, passed away Sunday at Rockford, Ill. Mrs. Brienkle was 89 years of age. The remains were taken to Chicago, burial being made in the Louisfield cemetery.


Henry Brockman - Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - February 27, 1912 - P. 8 - C. 1
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Henry Brockman of Plymouth died Saturday evening at his home in that city. He was the father of Edward and Charles Brockman of this city. The funeral will take place tomorrow from his late home. The decedent had been an employee of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry. for forty-four years.


Albert Brockmann - Sheboygan Press - Friday - June 21, 1912 - P. 1 - C. 7
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River Gives Up A Corpse. Mystery Surrounds Death of Unidentified Man who if found floating in Stream. The body of an unidentified man was found floating in the Sheboygan river in the vicinity of the Dillingham factory at 8 o'clock last evening. The body was that of a man about 35 years old, smooth shaven, 5 foot 9 inches in height, weighing about 165 pounds, dark hair and gray eyes. The body was attired in dark striped trousers, but no coat or shoes. The letters C.R.B. were marked in the undershirt and overshirt. The body was discovered by Michael Stecker, 228 South Fourteenth street. Mr. Stecker was walking along the dock and noticed an object in the water some distance from the dock. He could not make out what it was, and threw a stone near it. It did not move so he procured a pike pole and pulled at it. He then knew it was a body, and hauled it to shore. He at once notified the police department and the coroner, and the body was taken to the Fessler undertaking establishment, where it will be kept until identified. The body was found just north of Wisconsin avenue. The police department had no report of any missing persons and the identity remains a mystery. Two physicians who examined the body are of the opinion that it had not been in the water more than four, or at the most, seven days. The absence of complete attire is regarded by the police as an odd feature of the matter. There will be an inquest held this morning.

Sheboygan Press - Saturday - June 22, 1912 - p. 1 - c. 5 - Evening Edition

Sheboygan Press - Sunday - June 23, 1912 - p. 1 - c. 5 - Morning edition


Identified As Albert Brockman. As announced in this morning's Press the body found floating in the Sheboygan river Thursday evening in the vicinity of the Dillingham factory was identified last night at the undertaking rooms of Henry Fessler as that of Albert Brockmann, a brother of Alderman W.M. Brockmann. The deceased was 42 years old and single. He resided at the home of Mrs. Bulkod, 1014 South Tenth street, but left there some eight or ten days ago and went to the home of his brothers in the city and bid them goodby, saying he was going to Green Bay where he had a position offered him. He was seen in the city a day or so after that. This was the last seen of him alive. Last evening Henry Booshardt went to the undertaking rooms and asked to view the body. He immediately recognized it as that of Brockmann. Policeman Byrum viewed the body shortly after this and also identified him. The brothers were then notified. The coroner was also present at the undertaking rooms, together with a representative of the Press, and the officer pronounced death due to accidental drowning. The deceased is survived by his aged mother, six brothers and four sisters. The brothers are William, Theodore, Charles, Henry, Robert and Herman. The sisters are: Mrs. Hugo Neumann, Mrs. Louis Paulman, and Mrs. La Selle this city, and Mrs. John Witte, Denver, Colorado. The funeral was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Fessler's undertaking rooms. The four brothers and two brothers-in-law, acted as pall bearers. Rev. Ide officiated. Interment was in Wildwood.


Andrew Bruckner - Sheboygan Press - Thursday - September 28, 1911 - P. 1
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Andrew Bruckner of New Holstein died at the hospital Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock. The body was taken to Gerend's undertaking parlors and from there was shipped to New Holstein Sunday. The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at Charlestown, Calumet county. Mr. Bruckner was 22 years of age. He was taken to the hospital Saturday morning where he was to undergo an operation for appendicitis but death claimed him before the operation took place. He was very popular among the young people of New Holstein who will be grieved to learn of his death. Besides his parents he is survived by several brothers and sisters.


Margaret Burgess - Sheboygan Press - Monday - January 15, 1912 - P. 1 - C. 3
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Sheboygan Falls - Mrs. Margaret Burgess, aged 73 years, died at her home in Sheboygan Falls Friday morning at one o'clock, having been ill but a week. Mrs. Burgess had spent Christmas with her son in Greenbush and returned a week ago accompanied by her grandson. At that time she was taken ill with a cold and continued growing weaker. She is survived by two sons, one living on a farm in Greenbush and the other cannot be located. The funeral services were held at the house Sunday afternoon, the Rev. Smith of the First M.E. church officiating. Interment was in Falls cemetery. Mrs. Burgess was a member of the Methodist church and was held in high esteem by a large following of friends who will be pained to learn of her death.


Arthur Burkhardt - Sheboygan Press - Monday - July 3, 1911 - P. 1 - C. 5
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Family Shocked by Death

One of the saddest deaths that has occurred in this city took place late Saturday afternoon at the police station, when Arthur Burkhardt, a well known young man of this city breathed his last. Mr. Burkhardt is a painter by trade living with his parents at 1734 North Eighth street. The young man although subject to epileptic fits had not been taken with that dreaded malady for a long time. He was married about four years ago and had two children, Louis, a son of one year and Amanda, a daughter three years of age. Last Friday his wife applied for a divorce and Court Commissioner Prescott awarded the children and alimony of three dollars a week to her pending the action. She went to Milwaukee but returned the following day to take some of the furniture which she claimed as her own from the house. Mr. Burkhardt was there at the time. Soon after her departure he became violently ill, suffering from epileptic fits from which his family thought he had been cured. He became so violent that the police were called at one o'clock Saturday morning. He was taken to the police station and fell into a sleep from which he never woke. At four o'clock in the afternoon he was discovered dead by Officer Hoberg. He is survived by a wife, two children, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Burkhardt and three brothers, William, Adolph and Alfred, all of this city. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock from the late home of the deceased. Rev. Meier of the Lutheran church will officiate. Interment will be in Wildwood cemetery.


Ella Butler - Sheboygan Press - Saturday - September 2, 1911 - P. 1 - C. 8
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Unconscious For Sixty Hours - Apoplexy Ends in Death - Old Pioneer of Sheboygan County

Mrs. Ella Butler Settled in Mitchell Township in 1856 - Death Occurred Thursday


Mrs. Ellen Butler of Mitchell, one of the oldest residents in the county, who has played an important part in the pioneer history of the county died late Thursday afternoon after having been unconscious for three days as a result of a stroke of apoplexy with which she was attacked as she stepped off the railway car at Plymouth Monday evening. She had been visiting in Milwaukee and returned to Plymouth Monday evening. She carried a suit case with her and waited for a street car. Suddenly she became ill and fell prostrate to the ground. She was taken into a drug store and regained consciousness for a few minutes. She died at five o'clock Thursday afternoon three days after the stroke. Ellen Brown, daughter of Asa and Sarah Brown, was born in Pennsylvania August 19th, 1840. When a little child she removed with her parents to Mitchell where on Nov. 19, 1856 she was united in marriage to Michael Butler, who passed away Sept. 12, 1903. Fourteen children were the fruit of this union, eleven of whom survive and have been at the bedside of their mother. The funeral services were held this morning from St. Michael's church at Mitchell. Rev. Meyer of Plymouth and Rev. Fisher of Cascade officiated.


O. H. {George Henry} Byrum - Sheboygan Press - Saturday - November 20, 1909 - P. 1 - C. 3
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Mr. O.H. (George Henry) Byrum died at his home in Sheboygan Falls at 7:30 this morning, at the age of 85 years. Mr. Byrum was born April 1, 1824 at Rotterdam, N.Y. He came to this State in 1845 and purchased a farm in the town of Lima where he resided until six months ago, when he moved to Sheboygan Falls. Mr. Byrum suffered a stroke of paralysis a week ago. Mr. Byrum was twice married, his first wife died in 1847. She left three children, two of whom survive, Mrs. Elmer Tupper of the town of Lima and Avery of Sheboygan. On June 5, 1849 he married Miss Ellen Bowen. Mr. Byrum leaves besides his wife four children, Lyman of Sheboygan, George of the town of Lima, Spencer of Sheboygan Falls and Mrs. O.R. Hughes of Marshfield. There are nineteen grandchildren and one great grand child. Mr. Byrum has a large circle of friends, who besides the relatives mourn his loss. The funeral will be held at ten o'clock Monday morning at the residence. Interment will be made in the Haven cemetery.


Frances Bolens - Sheboygan Press - Thursday - December 12, 1912 - P. 1 - C. 4
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Mrs. Harry W. Bolens, wife of the mayor of Port Washington, died Wednesday noon of heart failure, at the age of 32 years. Mr. and Mrs. Bolens were married in Port Washington nine years ago. They had no children. Mrs. Bolens' maiden name was Miss Frances Holt. She was born in Port Washington but had lived for several years at Waukesha, previous to her marriage. She was prominent in the social life of Port Washington, being a member of the Eastern Star and several other organizations. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Sarah Bolens, mother of Mr. Bolens, died on Nov. 27. Mr. Bolens, who for many years was a resident of this city, has the sympathy of his numerous friends here.


Harry Frederick Bemis - Sheboygan Press - Sunday - June 22, 1997 - P. A1 - C.1
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Harry F. Bemis, age 72, of 3829 S. 11th St., died unexpectedly Friday, June 20, 1997 at St. Nicholas Hospital. He was born May 21, 1925 in Sheboygan, the son of the late Harry N. and Roma C. Goerlitz Bemis. He attended Sheridan Elementary School and was a 1943 graduate of Sheboygan Central High School. On May 14, 1949, he and Dolores Hennen were united in marriage at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church. Harry was employed at Kohler Company for 18 years and then became a mail carrier for the US Postal Service for 26 years, until his retirement on May 31, 1987. Since 1990, Harry had been employed part-time as a delivery person for Glander Drug. Harry was a member of St. Peter Claver parish, AARP, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and the Knights of Columbus Our Lady of the Rosary Council #722. He served in the US Navy during World War II from 1944 to July 1946 as a signalman 3rd class aboard a LSM 420. He was awarded the Victory Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal. He also served in the US Naval Reserve from 1946 to 1950. He and his wife enjoyed participating in the LSM 420 ship reunions which were held at various locations in the US. Harry enjoyed bowling, traveling and was an avid watcher of football, especially the Green Bay Packers.

He is survived by his wife, Dolores; three sons, Jeff (Laura) Bemis, mark Bemis and Scott (Marie) Bemis, all of Sheboygan; seven grandchildren, Melissa, Ryan, Brian, Steven, Justin, Nicole and Kyle Bemis; his sister, Emma Jean (Robert) Schleh of Dundee, along with other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by one sister. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Mon. June 23, 1997 at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church. Rev. Bryan Szyszko will be celebrant. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at Ramm-Ziegler-Novak-Rettke Funeral Home-Southside Chapel, 1535 S. 12th St., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and at the church from 9 a.m .Monday until the time of mass. A parish vigil service will be held at 6 p.m. A memorial fund will be established in Harry’s name.


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William E. Bradford, Sr. - Sheboygan Press - May 26, 2002 - P. A1 - C. 3
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William E. Bradford Sr., 76, of W2890 County Rd C, Sheboygan Falls, passed away with his wife and children at his side on Fri. May 24, 2002 at St. Nicholas Hospital. William was born on July 11, 1925 in Leavenworth KS, the son of the late George and Marie Wiseman Bradford. He served in the US Army during World War II in Europe. On June 21, 1946, he married the former Marjorie Vogds in Sheboygan Falls. Bill worked in the foundry at Watry Industries in Sheboygan for 15 years prior to his retirement in 1975. Previously he worked in the foundry at Kohler Co. from 1946-1960. Bill was a member of Blessed Trinity Parish in Sheboygan Falls and the Disabled American Veterans. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing with his grandson Steve, and the “Price Is Right.”

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 55 years, Marjorie, two daughters, five sons, 20 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, three sisters and one brother. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three infant grandchildren and two brothers. A private family funeral service will be held. Burial will take place at St. Mary Cemetery in Sheboygan Falls. A memorial fund is being established in his memory for Blessed Trinity Parish. The staff of Wenig Funeral Home in Sheboygan Falls is serving the family.


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Marjorie I. Bradford - Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - April 29, 2003 - P. A4 C. 3
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Marjorie I. Vogds Bradford, 73, of W2890 County Rd C, Sheboygan Falls, died Mon. Apr. 28, 2003, at her home after a courageous yearlong battle with cancer, with her family at her side. She was born July 14, 1929, in Sheboygan FAlls, the daughter of the late Alois and Matilda Walgenbach Vogds. On July 21, 1946, she married William E. Bradford Sr. in Sheboygan Falls. Marjorie retired from St. Nicholas Hospital in 1989 after 14 years of service. She was a member of Blessed Trinity Parish in Sheboygan Falls and was an active member of the Prayer Chain within the church for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her family and her pets. She enjoyed being outdoors on warm, sunny days, playing Scrabble and The Price is Right.

Marjorie is survived by her two daughters, five sons, 20 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law, two nieces and one nephew; and her loving cat and companion of 14 years, Harley.b>

She was preceded in death by three infant grandchildren, her mother and father, her only brother and sister, and her husband of 55 years. She will be missed by her caring neighbors, Gloria and Dorothy Ziesel and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wed. Apr. 30, at 11 a.m .at Blessed Trinity Parish, with the Rev. Eugene Neumann, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of mass. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory are appreciated for St. Nicholas Home Health Care and Hospice and Kathy’s House. A special thanks to our sister, Janis, for dedicating the last year of her time to take care of our mother so she could stay home. The family wishes to thank the staff at St. Nicholas Home Health Care and Hospice, Froedtert Memorial Hospital and Kathy’s House for the loving care that was given to Marjorie. The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home of Sheboygan Falls is serving the family.


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