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Minnie DeVriend - The Sheboygan Press - March 30, 1983
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Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie DeVriend, 89, Route 4, Sheboygan Falls, who died Tuesday morning, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels.

Pastor J. K. Stehouwer, of Zion Baptist Church, Grand Rapids, Mich., will officiate. Burial will be in Sunrise Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday until the time of services.

The former Minnie Doelder was born in The Netherlands Feb. 3, 1894, a daughter of the late Martin and , Sophie Kroon Doelder. She came to the United States with her parents in 1911, living in Sheboygan County.

On Jan. 15, 1915, she married James DeVriend. The couple lived at 1421 Colorado Court for many years. Mr. DeVriend died Jan. 8, 1975.

Mrs. DeVriend was a memver of Hope Baptist Assembly Church.

Survivors include three sons, Adrian, of Hayward, Martin and William, both of Sheboygan; four daughters, Mrs. Seborn {Pearl} Shans, of Vacaville, Calif., Mrs. Elmer {Sophie} Wentz, of rural Sheboygan Falls, Mrs. Corrine Chapman and Mrs. Jack {Joanne} Rosenthal, both of Sheboygan; 21 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Cora Munnik and Mrs. Jean Price, both of Sheboygan. She was preceded in death by a son, three sisters and a brother.

A memorial fund has been established in Mrs. DeVriend's name for the Trinitarian Bible Society.


Isaac De Monk - March 10, 1893
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The death of Isaac De Monk aged eighty years occured on Friday, March 10 at his late home in the Town of Greenbush. Mr De Monk will be remembered as a former resident of Holland and one of it's oldest pioneers. The funeral took place from the residence of his son Wm. De Monk in this village on Monday last, the remains having been brought here on Saturday. The Rev. Wyngaarden performed the ceremoney.


Mary De Munck - March 7, 1925
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Last Rites For Mrs. De Munck Monday At 1 P.M.

The funeral of the late Mrs. Mary De Munck of Greenbush, who died early Friday morning, will be held Monday at 1 p.m. from the late residence and at 2 o'clock from the Methodist church at Greenbush. Rev. W. E. Mason will conduct the services and interment will be made in the family lot in Greenbush cemetery beside the remains of her husband, who preceded her in death twenty-four years ago.

Mrs. De Munck, nee Mary Baack, was born December 16, 1849, the daughter of Peter and Jane Baack, and came with her parents from New York state to Sheboygan county in 1852. The family settled on a farm in the town of Holland. In 1872 they moved to Greenbush and settled on the farm which is the present homestead.

Mrs. De Munck had enjoyed good health practically all of her life, up to about three years ago when she began to fall, but she had been able to be up and about until the day of her death. She was a faithful member of the Baptist church of Greenbush from the day it was established until the congregation was disbanded a few years ago. Since that time she had attended the Methodist Episcopal church of which she was a staunch supporter. Hers was an exemplary Christian character, very devoted to her family but ever mindful of the needs of others and many a relative who needed asistance, and many friends have received the benefit of her generous nature and charitable disposition. She will be missed and mourned by the entire community.

Mrs. DeMunck is survived by three sons, Isaac of Plymouth; Abe of Rhinelander, and William at home; four daughters, Mrs. P. W. Dillman of Glenbeulah, Mrs. Alfred Titel of Plymouth, Mrs. L. L. Dees of this city and Miss Jennie De Munck, at home. Twelve grandchildren and one great-granddaughter also are left to mourn the loss of her love.


Harvey Doege - The Sheboygan Press - August 19, 1985
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Harvey Doege, 69, of 617 S. 15th St., died Saturday night at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital.

He was born Feb. 24, 1916, in Sheboygan, a son of the late Elmer and Meta Vogt Doege. He graduated from Central High School in 1934.

On Dec. 26, 1938, he married Hilda Brandt at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

He was employed at Vollrath Co. for 44 years, retiring in 1980.

Mr. Doege was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Fred of Colusa, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Rene {Liz} Landwehr of Howards Grove; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Walter Richter of Two Rivers. He was preceded in death by a daughter.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home. The Rev. Steven Thomas, associate pastor of Immanuel Lutheral Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until the time of services Wednesday.

A memorial fund has been established in Mr. Doege's name for Immanuel Lutheran Church.


Herbert Dittrich - The Sheboygan Press - July 3, 1987
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Herbert Dittrich, 73, of Route 1, Sheboygan, died at his home Thursday evening of an apparent heart attack.

The funeral service will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Mickel-Lippert Funeral Home. The Rev. John Lutze, of St. Paul Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Lutheran Cenetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Monday, from 4 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday, from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

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


Mamie De Lahunt
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Many, many homes in this and surrounding towns and at fond relatives in distant states were saddened by the announcement of the death of Mrs. Mamie, beloved wife of Wm. De Lahunt, whose dissolution took place at her home on Monday, April 20th, 1908 at 10:30 A.M. after an illness of about ten days of that dreaded and treacherous disease pneumonia thereby depriving six children, the eldest a boy of 17 and the youngest a babe of 16 months, of a fond mother's care.

The end, though calm and peaceful, was at the time entirely unexpected and came as a shocking surprise to the relatives and friends as she was apparently improving. All that skilled medical aid, professional nursing and kind relatives could do was done but the heavy hand of Death was upon her from the very first.

Mrs. De Lahunt was the youngest daughter of the late Thos. Gannon of Greenbush {Sheboygan county}where she was born on April 2, 1865 and continued to reside until Sept. 25, 1888 when her marriage to Mr. De Lahunt was solemnized at Glenbeulah.

The most striking character of this ideal mother was her great anxiety to make the home of her dear ones a pleasant one in which she succeeded admirably in doing. She was a charming companion and conversationalist, whose ready with{sic} made her a great favorite with all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance. She was an ardent and devout member of the Catholic church by precepts and example led her children to follow in her foot steps. As a great reward she was at the last fortified by the last sacrament of the same.

She is survived by her husband and the following children: Thos., Olive, Lanore, Willie, Mildred and baby Robert. Two sisters, Mrs. Katie Miller of Glenbeulah and Mrs. Anna McDonald of Williamsburg, Ia., and the following brothers, Michael of Seattle, Wash., Frank of Portland, Oregon, Thos. of Little Falls, Minn., {??}me of Greenbush and Jas. of Alaska also survive.

The funeral cortege which was the largest ever approached the St. Anna church showed the esteem she was held in by a great circle of acquaintances. The requium was celebrated by Father Stemper at ten o'clock, Wednesday, April 22, and the touching eulogy was a source of deep consolation to the bereaved husband and children. The floral tributes were many and beautiful, one in particular was an immense bouquet composed of carnations and ferns sent by the faculty and classmates of the Kiel High school of which Thos. and Miss Olive have been students for the past two years.

The pall bearers were favorite first cousins of the deceased and are as follows John Gannon, Chas. Nolan, Grimes, John and Thos. Nolan, Willie O'Malley. At the adjoining cemetery Father Stemper bestowed the last benediction on all that was mortal of Mrs. De Lahunt.


Thomas Dwyre
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Passing of Thomas Dwyre


It is our painful duty and it is with sincere sorrow that we record the death of one of the town of Mitchell's most valued and respected citizens in the person of Thomas Dwyre, who departed this life after a lingering illness, on the morning of July 6, 1913, at his home, fortified by the sacraments of his church.

Thomas Dwyre was the son of Patrick and Mary {Marooney} Dwyre, and was born in the town of Delafield, Waukesha county, on March 25, 1850. In his boyhood he moved with his parents to the town of Scott in this county, where the family lived a few years and then moved into the town of Mitchell {Sheboygan county}, where he has continuously made his home until the time of his death, during a period of fifty-five years.

In 1878 Mr. Dwyre celebrated his marriage with Miss Mary O'Brien, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas O'Brien of the town of Scott. To this union were born ten children, six sons and four daughters of whom eight are living. His wife survives him as do also eight grandchildren. The surviving children are Thomas of Milwaukee; Mrs. Mary Prindiville of Greenbush; Francis of Waukegan, Ill.; Mrs. Ellen Zander of Chicago; William E., Leo and the Misses Catherine and Margaret, living at home. He is also survived by six brothers: Patrick of town of Mitchell; Eugene of Butte, Montana; Michael of Kalispel, Montana; James of Stafford, Montana; John of crystal Bay, Minnesota, and William of the town of Mitchell.

The funeral arrangements were a charge of undertaker Wittkopp of Plymouth. The funeral ceremony was held from St. Michael's church in Mitchell on Tuesday morning. Requiem high mass was celebrated by Rev. Father Fisher, and interment was made in the adjoining cemetery. The funeral was largely attended, the procession being the largest that approached St. Michael's church in many years, showing the high esteem in which he was held by his neighbors and friends, Chicago, Milwaukee and other cities being represented. Those from away who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Dwyre of Milwaukee; Francis Dwyre of Waukegan, Ill.; Miss Katie Dwyre of Milwaukee; Miss Sarah Dwyre of Miles City, Montana; Miss Margaret Byrne of Chicago; Miss Annie Toff of Hales Corners, Wis.; Mr. James Byrne of St. Martins, Wis.; Miss Julia Donovan of Adell, Wis.; Mrs. Maurice O'Brien of Oshkosh; Mrs. Thomas Doyle of Lamartine, Wis.; Mr. Peter Murphy and son William of Milwaukee. The pall bearers were Thomas Heraty, Patrick Quinn, Anthony Reddington, Edward Slattery, John Brogan, and Thomas Butler.

Thomas Dwyre was a most estimable citizen and a worthy neighbor and a true and devout member of his faith and church and will be sadly missed by his townsmen, his neighbors and family. There is a void where there lived a genial friend, a vacant chair where paternal love beamed on those around it, a broken link in the chain of fatherly affection. A good husband and father and brother has gone to his eternal reward. But that Christian spirit, that sense of honor and honesty, that public liberality for the betterment of humanity, possessed by Thomas Dwyre, will never live in the memory of his friends and neigh{bors?} {Article cut off}.


Thomas Dwyre
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Funeral services for Thomas Dwyre 79, of Fond du Lac were held Tuesday morning from the George M. Dugan Funeral home in Fond du Lac at 8:45 and at 9:15 at St. Joseph's Church in that city.

The Rt. Rev. Msgr. H.G. Riordan officiated at the requiem high mass and burial was in Calvary cemetery with Rev. John Hanley officiating.

Dwyre, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dwyre was born in Mitchell {Sheboygan county}, Sept. 15, 1873. He operated the Dwyre Transfer Co., for many years in Milwaukee before moving to Fond du Lac in 1925 where he engaged in car selling for the old Hamernik Motor and Gibson Co., Inc. at 75 N. Main street.

Dwyre was killed at 10:25 Saturday morning in an auto accident while en route to Iron Mountain, Mich., to visit his son John, who survives, also a son Thomas Jr., Fond du Lac, two grandchildren, Michael and Patricia Dwyre; two sisters, Mrs. Dennis Fitzgerald, Fond du Lac and Mrs. Thomas Rapp, Chicago and three brothers, Frank, Arcadia, Calif., Leo, Chicago and William, Town Mitchell. His w{ife?} preceded him in dea{th?}. Pallbearers were R{?}, William O'Laughlin, {??}{Fitz?}gerald,James Prindi{ville?}, {??} Dwyre and Dr. Don{?} {?}nan.


Thomas Dwyre
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Thomas Dwyre, one of Mitchell's {Sheboygan county} pioneer residents, died at his home here last Sunday after a few months illness at the age of about seventy years. The deceased is survived by his wife, four sons and four daughters to mourn his loss. The funeral was held Tuesday from St. Michael's church, burial in the adjoining cemetery, Rev. J.H. Fisher of Cascade officiating. The sympathy of many friends in this community is extended to the bereaved family in their hour of sorrow. {1913}.


Joseph Dwyre - {1907? or 1909?}
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{??} Friday evening at seven {o'cl}ock at the home of his parents {i}n Mitchell {Sheboygan county}, occurred the death of Joseph, second youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dwyre.

Joseph who completed his seventeenth year on August 16, was taken ill early in the week, but was able to be about the house, so no anxiety was caused but on Wednesday a physician was called in and pronounced his illness, yellow jaundice, still no harm was felt until on Thursday when the patient grew rapidly worse, a second physician was summoned but other complications set in which resulted in his death, the first member of the family to pass away.

Through his short illness all that medical skill, the care of kind and loving parents, sisters and brothers could do was done to save the one now departed who bore his sufferings patiently. His untimely death makes it harder to bear for those near and dear to him, and those {??} to mourn him have the sympathy of the entire community in their unexpected sorrow.

Besides the grief stricken parents to mourn his loss he leaves {fi}ve brothers Thomas, John and William of Milwaukee, Frank of {??}berwood, N.D. and Leo at home. Also four sisters, Mrs. James {Pr}indiville of South Prairie, {E?}llie of Milwaukee, Kathryn and {Ma}rgaret at home. All of whom {rea?}ched home before his death, except John and Frank.

Those from away who attended the funeral were Mrs.Mollie {?}ebb of Oakfield, Miss Katie{D}wyre, John O'Brien, Will Murray and Herbert Egan of Milwaukee, Mrs. James O'Brien, Anna O'Brien, George and Robert Lind{say?} of Fond du Lac.

The funeral was held at 9 o'clock Monday morning the Rev. Father Burke officiating and the remains were laid to rest in St. Michael's cemetery. The pall bearers were Will and George {M}urphy, George, Robert and {Jo}hn Lindsay and Herbert Egan.


Joseph Dwyre
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{?} visited our community {h}ad taken from us one of our most {?} and exemplary young men. On {?} 29th, in the eighteenth year of his {life}, Joseph, the beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dwire, passed from earth {to his} heavenly home after a short ill{ness} as the result of a complication {?}ng set in after an attack of jaundice. Though everything that medical aid {and} loving hands could do to save him {was} done yet it was of no avail.

Joseph was born in the town of {?Osce}ola, in childhood he with his {pare}nts moved into the town of Mitchell {Sheboygan county}, {?} whom and where he has lived till {the} time of his death. Besides his {pare}nts, five brothers and four sisters {surv}ive as follows: Thomas, Ellen and {Joh}n of Milwaukee; Frank of Bismark, N.D.; Mrs. James Prindiville of the town of Greenbush; and Catherine, {Mar}garet, William and Leo, living at {ho}me. This is the first member of the {fam}ily that has been called by death, {?} this remarkable family circle {bro}ken.

The funeral was held from St. {Mic}hael's church in the town of Mitchell Monday where hundreds of friends and relatives attended to offer their tri{but}e of respect and prayer in behalf of {the}ir departed young friend. Requiem {hig}h mass was celebrated by Father {Bu}rke, who in his sermon paid a glow{ing} tribute to the manly qualities, the {??} worth and christian attributes of {the dec}eased. Interment was made in {the adjoini}ng cemetery. The funeral { was the char}ge of Jas. Gilboy of Campbellsport. The pall bearers were George {J}ohn and Robert Lindsay, Wm. and {G}eorge Murphy, all cousins of the deceased and Joseph Eagan of Milwaukee, {a} friend.

Those relatives from a distance who {at}tended the funeral were: Messrs. Wm. Murphy, John O'Brien and Mrs. {J}ohn Manley of Milwaukee, Geo. Lind{s}ay and Mrs. James O'Brien of Fond du Lac, and Frank Dwire of Bismark, N.D.

The funeral procession was one of the largest that has approached the Mitchell church there being 200 carriages in line. The parents and other members of the family have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement. May his soul rest in peace. T.H.


John Dwire
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Death, the relentless enemy of humanity, has again come into our midst and cast a pall of gloom over our peaceful community. On July 4, 1909 John Dwire the beloved son of Mr. and Mrs Thomas Dwire of the town of Mitchell was called to his heavenly reward in his twenty-fifth year. The immediate cause of his death was tuberculosis superinduced by an attack of pleurisy two years ago although everything that medical aid and loving hands could do it was to no avail. John was born in the town of Osceola and in childhood moved with his parents to the Town of Mitchell {Sheboygan county}, with whom and where he made his home until the time of his death, with the exception of four years when he was in the meat business with his brother Thomas in Milwaukee. Deceased was mentally a bright, intelligent and capable young man and a general favorite with those of his acquaintance. Would, that the present generation produced more such young men, men with religious and moral convictions, that have the strength of character to say No. His parents, four brothers and four sisters survive as follows: Thomas of Milwaukee, Frank of Bismack {sic} N.D.; Mrs. J.V. Zander of Chicago, Mrs. J.D. Prindiville of the town of Greenbush, and Willie, Leo, Kittie and Maggie living at home. This is the second member of this family that has been called by death. Joseph having died Nov. 29, 1907 aged 18 years.

The funeral was held from St. Michael's church in the town of Mitchell on the 6th inst. Requiem High Mass was celebrated by Rev. Father Fischer, who in his sermon paid a glowing tribute to the deceased. The funeral was in charge of Kiefer and Siemers and interment was made in the adjoining cemetery. The pall bearers were F.F. McNicholas, Will Brogan, Lewis Crosby, Joseph Naughton, Edward Slattery and Steve Riordan.

The friends from away who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Maurice O'Brien of Oshkosh, Will and Miss Lizzie O'Brien of Fond du Lac, Miss Julia Donovan of Adell, Mr. and Mrs. John Webb of Oakfield, Mr. and Mrs. W. Carr of Lake Linden, Mich., Mr. and Mrs. J.V. Zander of Chicago and brother Thomas Dwire of Milwaukee.

The funeral procession was the largest that ever approached the Mitchell church in a long time, it being over 1 1/2 miles long where hundreds of friends and relatives came to offer their tribute of respect and prayers for their departed friend. The parents, members of the family and relatives have the sincere sympathy of the community in their great bereavement.


John Dwyre
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Death of John Dwyre {1908}


While most people were happily celebrating the Fourth, the family of Thomas Dwyre were plunged into the deepest grief, for on that day the soul of their son and brother took its flight. Death was caused by that dread disease, tuburculosis.

John Dwyre was born in the town of Osceola, Fond du Lac county Nov. {?} 1884, and would therefore have been 25 years old next fall. Besides his parents he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Thomas, William, Frank and Leo, Mrs. J. Prindiville, Mrs. Zanders, Maggie and Kittie.

The funeral was held yesterday forenoon at St. Michael's church, at Mitchell {Sheboygan county}, with interment in the adjoining cemetery, Rev. Fisher of Cascade officiating and Kiefer & Siemers having charge of the arrangements.


William E. Dwyre, Jr.
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Dwyre, William E. Jr., Rt. 1, Cascade, passed away Mon., Jan. 30, at the age of 81, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dwyre, born Feb. 19, 1879, at the Town Osceola, Fond du Lac county. Married to Ann Frances Kelly on Nov. 18, 1914 at St. Mary's Catholic church of Cascade, survived by wife at home 1 daughter, Mrs. Kenneth {Betty} Payne, Town of Mitchell; 2 sons, Francis, of Cascade, George of Sheboygan, 12 grandchildren, 2 brothers Frank of California and Leo of Chicago, 2 sisters, Mrs. D.J. Fitzgerald, Mrs. T.L. Rapp, Fond du Lac. Funeral services, family rites 9:45, Wed. morning at Huss Funeral Home, 10:30 a.m. at ST. MICHAEL'S CATHOLIC church, Town of Mitchell. Rev. A.A. Nickolai officiating. Burial in parish cemetery. A parish vigil will be held 8 p.m. Tues. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tues. at the Huss Funeral Home.


Winifred Dooley
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The passing of Mrs. Martin Dooley occurred last week Monday at Rathbun {Sheboygan county}. Deceased was born in Ireland in 1828 and was therefore 86 years old. Heart failure was the cause of death. She is survived by three sons, Edward, Martin and William who live at home, her husband having preceded her in death by several years. The funeral took place last Thursday from the home, burial {article torn off}.


Sarah Dapin
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Services for Mrs. Sarah Dapin, 68, of 2834 N. 26th st., widow of Sam Dapin, a former Cecil {Wis.} cattle buyer, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Goodman - Bensman funeral home, 5831 W. Burleigh st. Burial will be in Sheboygan Hebrew cemetery. The body will be at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Monday.

Mrs. Dapin died Sunday at St. Mary's hospital after a long illness. She was born in Russia and came to the Unites States in 1903, settling in Sheboygan. Later she moved to Cecil, where she lived for 35 years. She came to Milwaukee 13 years ago. Her husband died in 1939.

She was a member of Beth El Ner Tamid synagogue sisterhood, Pioneer Women and the Milwaukee Home for Aged Jews.

Survivors are five daughters, Mrs. Jessie Hootkin, of Sheboygan, and Mrs. Jeanne Saichek, Mrs. Esther Wolkomir, Mrs. Eva Bard and Miss Ruth Dapin, all of Milwaukee, and a sister, Mrs. Ida Dapin, Appleton, Wis.


Margaret Dunn
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Death of Mrs. Ed Dunn


Young Woman Of The Town Of Holland Dies Sunday July 30th, 1995{sic}, Was Beloved By All Who Knew Her.

Sadness has come to many in this community and indeed to her many relatives and friends throughout the county but in particular to the home of Edward Dunn of the town of Holland owing to the untimely demise of Margaret his esteemed and beloved helpmate. Death occurred Sunday afternoon, after a long and tedious illness of tuburculous lung trouble which gradually sapped her strength away. The last few weeks of her life was well utilized. She having made every preparation available to meet her eternal Bridegroom. Sunday morning she bade her immediate relatives fare-well and her departure words: "O! My God, thy will not mine be done" expressed a feeling resultant from a well spent christian life. Thus a loving wife and dutiful daughter went to her final sleep at half past three o'clock Sunday afternoon, July 30th, 1905, after an earthly sojourn of twenty-eight years ten months and 5 days. Deceased was the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Murray of Mitchell where she was born and almost continuously resided, beloved by all who knew her. Before her marriage to Mr. Dunn which occurred three years ago, she taught several terms of school and was considered one of Sheboygan County's efficient teachers. Beside her husband and parents she leaves an only brother, James and five sisters to mourn her loss, her sisters are: Mrs. Jas. Gill and the Misses Katie, Agnes, Regena and Corletta Murray, all of the town of Mitchell. The funeral services occurred at St. Patrick's church at 8:30 o'clock Tuesday morning where Rev. Fr. Mueller sang the Requiem High mass and from whence a large funeral procession went its way to St. Michael's church in the town of Mitchell where it was met by the Rev. Fr. Burke who performed her marriage ceremony scarcely three years ago and who delivered a beautiful and touching funeral sermon, to large concourse of people who assembled to pay the last sad tribute of respect and which well attested the esteem which both families are held. The floral tributes were beautiful numerous and costly, silent speakers for the deceased and family. The pall bearers were: John Reilly, Thomas Henry, Lawrence Riley, John Harkins, Michael Harkins and Charles Dunn. Interment took place in the adjoining cemetery.

Calm and peaceful in her coffin
Lies our Maggie now at rest;
With her snowy robes about her,
Hands clasped meekly o'er her breast
Now for her all care has ended
Pain and suffering all are o'er;
But her spirit bright immortal
Lives on yonder shining shore.
Once she was a joyous maiden
Happy hearted, blithe and gay
Ere that dread disease Consumpt
Ebbed the tide of life away;
But for her death had no terror
And the grave had lost its gloom,
For she knew her body only
Would slumber in the silent tomb.
But we sadly miss thee Maggie
Miss thee more than tongue can tell
O 'tis hard to lose our loved ones
But God doeth all things well
And we hope again to join thee
When life's pilgrimage is o'er
Safe within the realms of glory
Where death and parting are no more.


Bart Donohue
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Mortuary Mention


The funeral of Bart Donohue was held Saturday morning at ten o'clock from his late home in the town of Mitchell. Rev. Father Fischer of St. Michael's Catholic church officiated and many friends and neighbors gathered to pay their last tribute of respect to the deceased, who enjoyed the confidence and affection of all who knew him.

Mr. Donahue was born 48 years ago in this county and for 36 years resided on the old homestead in Mitchell, which was his home at the time of his death. For four years he was chairman of the town of Mitchell and occupied a place on the county board, and at one time was assessor of his town. These positions of trust he filled faithfully.

His wife preceded him in death about three years ago and he is survived by four sons in ages from from 10 to 16 years; George, Jerry, Leo and Cyril. Two brothers, Mike of Elton, Wis., and Timothy of Glenbeulah and three sisters, Mrs. B.W. Collins of Sheboygan, Mrs. J. Dendinger of Nebraska, Miss Kathryn Donahue of Antigo and Miss Nellie Donahue of Sheboygan. District attorney Collins is a nephew of the deceased.

Mr. Donahue had been ill with diabetes about nine months and was at Waukesha for treatment when death occurred, Wednesday evening, Sept. 20th.

He leaves a vacancy in the community which will be hard to fill for he was a kindly, honorable gentleman, a loyal citizen, a true friend, an obliging neighbor and a devoted father. {1911}.


Anna Donohue
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A Sudden Death


Mrs. Bart Donohue Passed Away Thursday After A Half-Hour's Disease

After about a half-hour's sickness, Mrs. Bart Donohue of the town of Mitchell {Sheboygan county} died Thursday afternoon. Her death was a great shock to her friends and that she was greatly respected and beloved by her acquaintances was shown by the funeral, it being probably the largest ever held in Mitchell, as there were 225 teams in the procession.

Mrs. Donohue was before marriage Miss Anna McBride, being a daughter of the late Mrs. Anna McBride. She was born 43 years ago in the town of Scott and resided there until her marriage 15 years ago to Mr. Donohue. She is survived by her husband and four sons ranging in age from five to eleven years, three brothers, Michael, and Owen of North Dakota and John of Cascade and one sister, Mrs. Thos. Butler of Mitchell.

The funeral was held Saturday forenoon at the Mitchell Catholic church, Rev. Burke officiating

A great many from here attended the funeral of Mrs. Bart Donohue at Mitchell Saturday.

Mrs. Donohue was formerly a resident of Beechwood having been born and reared here but the past fourteen years she has lived in Mitchell {Sheboygan county}. She was formerly Annie McBride and will be remembered for her kind disposition and happily for those who came in contact with her. She was married to Bart Donohue fourteen years ago and was the mother of four boys who will miss her tender care. Her demise was very sudden as she was about her household duties Thursday until four o'clock in the afternoon when she complained of being ill and went upstairs to lie down and had been there only a short time when the final summons came. Then a pall of gloom and sorrow came over the household where happiness and joy had reigned only a few moments before. The funeral was one of the largest ever witnessed in Mitchell. She was laid at rest in St. Michael's cemetery. The husband, children and relatives have the heartfelt sympathy of all their Beechwood friends who mourn with them for the one departed.


Mrs. T. Donohue
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Mrs. T. Donohue Dies at Her Home Near Glenbeulah


Yesterday forenoon at eleven o'clock, Mrs. T. Donohue of Greenbush {Sheboygan county} expired after suffering for three months with cancer. The funeral will be held tomorrow from the Glenbeulah Catholic church, and the remains will be taken to Cascade for interment. The Rev. Father Meyer of this city will officiate.

Mrs. Donohue is survived by her husband and son Ralph.


Nellie Donohue
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Miss Nellie Donohue, formerly of the town of Mitchell, and for many years a teacher in the public schools of Sheboygan, suffered a stroke of apoplexy at Antigo, Wednesday evening as she was about to take the train for Sheboygan, and died shortly after. She was a young lady of intellectual attainments and had been a teacher in the schools of the county and Sheboygan for many years. She was a sister of Tim Donohue of Greenbush and the late Bart Donohue of Mitchell.

The remains will be taken from the home of B.W. Collins, Sheboygan at 7 o'clock this morning to the {article cut off}.


Jerry Donohue
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Old Settler Dead


Jerry Donohue died Monday evening, Dec. 20, at the home of his son in the town of Mitchell. The cause of his death was general debility.

Mr. Donohue was born on Jan. 6, 1822 and came to America in 1846. Ten years later in 1856, he came to Sheboygan county, where he has since resided. He made his home at and near Glenbeulah from 1859 until 1875, when he moved to Mitchell and purchased the farm on which he has since made his home.

He is survived by Bart Donohue of the town of Mitchell, Miss Nellie Donohue and Mrs. B.W. Collins of Sheboygan, Tim Donohue of Glenbeulah, Miss Kate Donohue and Michael Donohue of Antigo and Mrs. John Dendinger of Hartington, Neb. His wife died in 1897 and his daughter Julia in 1904.

The funeral services were held in the Mitchell church Thursday morning, Rev. Father Fischer officiating. Interment was made in the Mitchell {cemetery}.


Dr. E. C. Dollard
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Dr. E.C. Dollard, who was well known in Sheboygan county, died at the Theda Clark hospital in Neenah on Friday morning, following an operation for appendicitis which had been performed on Thursday night.

The remains were taken to St. Anna where the funeral was held on Monday forenoon. The remains were laid at rest in the cemetery in that village. He was a member of the Sheboygan council of the Knights of Columbus, and a number of the members attended the obsequies.

Dr. Dollard, who was about forty-three years old, was born in the town of Russell. He attended the Plymouth high school and subsequently taught school. He then took a course in medicine and surgery in the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Chicago. After completing his medical course he practiced for a short time in Plymouth with Dr. C.R. Nutt. Later he established an office at Cascade, where he practiced successfully for several years. He sold his practice in that village and then spent some time in further improvement. He studied at the Jefferson Medical college, Philadelphia, and spent some time in Europe in completing his medical training. For several years past he has been in Neenah where he had acquired a large practice, and where his standing as a physician and citizen was high.

Dr. Dollard was unmarried. He is survived by his mother and the following brothers and sisters: Misses Elizabeth and Ellen Dollard, Mrs. Knox, Frank and Mrs. Roddy, all of St. Paul, Minn., where the mother also resides; James of Fond du Lac, William of Oshkosh, John of Sheboygan and Charles of Chicago.


James W. Doherty
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James W. Doherty passed away at his home at 121 Edna street, Wednesday morning at five o'clock. The funeral was held from the St. Mary's Catholic church at Cascade {Sheboygan county}, Friday morning at ten o'clock, the cortege going over in autos. The pall bearers were Edward and James Keyes, John Henry, John Kelly, Anthony Kilcoin and John Sullivan.

Mr. Doherty was born in Toronto, Canada, April 15, 1839. In 1850, he came to the town of Lyndon, where he owned a farm near Cascade. He lived on the farm for twenty years, active in its development. In 1870 he moved to Cascade but continued to manage the farm. In 1917, he moved to the home owned by himself, 121 Edna street where he since resided with his wife and daughter, Miss Frances and son, Hugh, till his demise.

The family left are his widow and four daughter, Mrs. Cora Moore of San Francisco; Miss Sadie Doherty of Chicago; Mrs. Loretta Th{?}ll of Sheboygan; and Miss Frances at home; and four sons, John and Charles of San Francisco; Leonard of Sanborn; and Hugh at home. Twenty grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Mr. Doherty was held in high esteem by all who knew him. In his younger days, he was a leader in matters of proper public concern and was a man of fine public spirit. A good home man, a good neighbor, he was well respected and was chosen to fill public offices, having his share in effort to fulfill his duties as a patriotic and honorable citizen of his country and community.


Annie Devine
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Died at her home in the town of Mitchell, on October 29, 1904, Mrs. Annie Devine, wife of the late Martin Devine, in the 77th year of her age. Mrs. Devine, whose maiden name was Annie Ryder, was born near the town of Castlebar, Mayo county, Ireland. She came to America in 1846 and lived for a short time near the city of Oswego, N.Y. where she was married to Martin Devine in February, 1848. She with her husband came to Wisconsin in 1849 and settled on a farm in the unbroken wilderness in the town of Mitchell, where she lived up to the time of her death. Her husband died seven years ago. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. P. Hughes of Franklin, Wisconsin and seven children, John, Martin and Thomas of the town of Mitchell; James of North Dakota; Mesdames McDonnell and McHale of Chicago and Mrs. Martin Brogan of Ironwood, Mich.

The funeral was held from St. Michael's church in the town of Mitchell {Sheboygan county}, Nov. 1st, and was largely attended. The remains were laid at rest in the adjoining cemetery. Services were by Father Burke, who in his sermon spoke highly and paid a well deserved {tri}bute to the moral worth and the {?} christian life of this meek and {?}trusive christian wife and {mot}her. Mrs. Devine was one of {the} old pioneers of the town of {M}itchell, whose ranks are rapidly {ru}nning out, who battled bravely with the hardships and privations {of pi}oneer life and by perseverance {and h}onest industry carved from {?}est tine farms and beautiful {?} which stands today as {?}es to their energy and {?}.


Ruth Devine
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Death of Ruth Devine


On Wednesday evening at six o'clock the angel of death again entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Devine of Parnell, and finding a ready, yielding soul, departed, and the spirit of their little daughter Ruth followed to its eternal reward, after ailing for over a year with diabetes. She was taken suddenly ill with pneumonia on Tuesday evening and the following day surrounded by loving friends she breathed her last. Ruth, who was in her fourteenth year was a bright, attractive girl and a great favorite with her schoolmates and companions. During her short life she was a devoted Catholic, and when the final summons came she was prepared to go. Besides her parents one brother and three sisters survive, Lawrence, Agnes, Mamie and Martha. The last sad rites were performed on Saturday, January 27 at St.Michael's church by her uncle, Rev. L.P. O'Reilly of Mineral Point,and Rev. J.H. Fisher of Cascade {Sheboygan county} in the presence of a large number of friends and relatives. Six of her little friends Clair Bowser, Marie Lynch, Clara Harvey, Delia Burke, Isabel Crosby and Marie Burke acted as flower girls. The pall bearers were Johnnie and Louie Mugan, John and Francis Devine, and John and Bernard O'Reilly, all cousins of the deceased.

The Reaper whose name is death plucks the fairest blossoms as well as the ripened grain. This week, he claimed Ruth, aged 14, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Devine of Parnell, {Sheboygan county} who passed from earth to the Eternal gardens Wednesday evening at 6 o'clock, death resulting from diabetes and pneumonia. Besides her parents she is survived by one brother and three sisters.

The funeral will be held this morning from St. Michael's Church at ten o'clock. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved family. {1912}.

Ruth Devine - Sheboygan Press - Thursday - February 1, 1912 - P. 1 - C. 1
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Ruth, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Devine of Parnell died Jan. 21 at 11 years. Besides her parents, she leaves three sisters, the Misses Agnes, Mamie and Martha and one brother, Lawrence. The funeral was held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning from St. Michael's church, Rev. L.P. O'Reilly of Mineral Point, an uncle of the deceased, and Rev. J.H. Fischer, officiating. Interment was in the adjoining cemetery. Six girlfriends, the Misses Clara Harvey, Clare Bowser, Della Burke, Isabel Crosby, Marie Burke and Marie Lynch acted as honorary bearers and carried floral tributes. Six cousins, John and Tonie Mugan, Bernard and John Reilly, John and Francis Devine, were the active bearers. Among those from away who attended the funeral were: Mrs. M.M. Flaherty of Eden; Mrs. J.F. Kennedy, of Fond du Lac; M. Reilly and daughter, Florence, of New London; Lawrence Devine, of Milwaukee; Mrs. John Gannon, James Gannon and Margaret Gannon, of Greenbush.


Katherine Daley
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Conduct Rites for Miss Daley in the County


Waldo - Funeral services for Miss Katherine Daley, 87, who died Wednesday at the Plymouth hospital, were held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Rose's church in the town of Lima, Rev. Lockowitz, Six Corners, officiated and interment was made at St. Rose's cemetery, which adjoins the church.

The pallbearers were Dan Murphy, John Walsh, Christ Tenpas, Joseph Tauber, Earl DeGroff and F.N. Nagle.

Miss Daley was born in Cork county, Ireland, on May 15, 1843, the daughter of James and Johanna Daley. She came to this country when a young woman and lived in the town of Lima for many years. Later she resided near the village of Waldo {Sheboygan county}, where she lived alone for a long time. Miss Daley was well informed on many interesting topics of the day.

Among the local persons who attended the services Friday were Mr. and Mrs. Fred John, Mr. and Mrs. Earl DeGraff, Mrs. Otto Nehrling, Mrs. Charles O'Neil, Mrs. H.G. Wierman, Mrs. E.J. Wells, Mrs. N. Nagle, Mrs. Ben Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. F.N. Nagle, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Tauber and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Hagerty and Mr. and Mrs. H. Lammers. {1930}.


Annette Dennison
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Mrs. Annette Leonard Dennison, 64, a former resident of the town of Mitchell, died Tuesday at Holy Rosary hospital in Miles City, Mont.

A native of the town of Mitchell, she had resided on the Leonard homestead farm on Highway 67, west of Rathburn, prior to her marriage.

Survivors are one son, Major Richard Dennison, Fort Benning, Ga., and three brothers, George Leonard, Milwaukee; Mike of Miles City, and Frank, Waupun. Her husband and one son preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann's Catholic church, N. Thirty-sixth street and Wright avenue, Milwaukee. Burial will be in Our Lady of Angels cemetery at Armstrong.

The body will lie in state at the Becker Funeral home, Fifty-fourth street and Lisbon avenue, Milwaukee, from Friday evening until the time of services.


Bea Devoy
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Miss Devoy Dead


Miss Bea Devoy of Greenbush died at the home of her mother, Monday, of pneumonia, after a long illness. She was the daughter of Mrs. B.R. Devoy. The funeral will be held tomorrow forenoon from the Catholic church at Glenbeulah, Rev. Father Meyer to officiate. The Wensink - Stolper Co. have charge of the arrangements.


Johanna Dengel - April 5, 1914
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Mrs. Johanna Dengel died on Sunday in a hospital in Chicago. The now deceased was well known here and lived many years at Pennsylvania Ave. till she moved to her daughter's in Chicago two years ago.

Mrs. Dengel, who reached the age of 84, was born in the town of Wilson and was all her life a resident of Sheboygan County. Because of her honest nature all that knew her respected her.

The deceased leaves behind six children: Leonhard Neff here in Sheboygan, Wilhelm and George Neff, Mrs. Michael Hofert, Mrs. George Reiss and Fred Dengel, all living in Chicago; and also nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

The mortal remains of the deceased were transported in corpse to Sheboygan and yesterday {Tuesday} afternoon put to rest at the Wildwood Cemetery.


Harold M. Dunn - August 16, 2000
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Harold M. Dunn, 84, of Sheboygan, formerly Milwaukee, died unexpectedly at home Monday, August 14, 2000. He is survived by his wife, Leona, son, Dennis, Sheboygan; daughter, Kathleen {Jerome} DeCleene, Mukwonago; 6 grandchildren, Patrick, Angela, and Cheryl DeCleene, Sandra {Jeff} Gascoyne, Diane {Chris} Neal, Heather {Bryan} Buchert; 3 great grandchildren, Kayla, Alyssa and Jeff, Jr., brother, Gilbert {Carita} Dunn, Sheboygan; sisters, Evelyn Florian, Hazel Shircel, Nora {Peter} Gilipsky, Dorothy {Daniel} Wahlen, all of Sheboygan, Eileen Reuter, Glendale; nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 Noon, Thurs., August 17 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1305 Humboldt Ave., Sheboygan. Entombment in Holy Cross Mausoleum, Sheboygan. Visitation at the funeral home Wednesday from 4 until 8 PM and the church on Thursday from 11 AM until noon.

Ramm-Ziegler-Novak-Rettke - 1535 S. 12th St., Sheboygan {920} 452-7711


Ruth DeBack - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - September 3, 1936
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Two Local Students Killed

Bicyclists Are Struck By Auto North Of City

Miss Ruth DeBack And Joseph Kalchthaler Are Death Victims In Highway 141 Accident and William Beringer Suffers Possible Fracture Of Pelvis Wednesday Night


Two Sheboygan High school students, a boy and a girl, were fatally injured when an automobile struck a caravan of four bicycles as seven young people were returning from a moonlight ride following a wiener roast. The accident happened north on Highway 141 past Pigeon river on the plateau before the long dip shortly after 11 p. m. Wednesday.

The dead, next-door neighbors, are Miss Ruth DeBack, 15, 1213 Trimberger court, and Joseph Kalchthaler, 15, 2016 N. Twelfth street. Joseph was peddling the bicycle that was leading the caravan south toward the city. Ruth was riding the frame.

William Beringer, 17, 1214 Michigan avenue, second in line, is in St. Nicholas Hospital today suffering from a possible fractured pelvis. Riding with him was Miss Wilma Kuitert, 16, 2128 N. Thirteenth street.

Driver of Car Is Uninjured

Merton Olson, 16, 1230 Trimberger court, riding solo, was next in line, and he was followed by his sister, Lucille, 14, riding the frame of a bicycle peddled by Robert Marsho, 16, who lives downstairs at 1230 Trimberger court. The last three were uninjured.

Roger Yehle, 926 1/2 Indiana avenue, the driver of the coupe that crashed into the file of bicycles, was uninjured. He was also traveling south. The auto missed the bicycle last in line; tore a wheel from the next one; sideswiped the third, and in a head-on crash demolished the third.

The light coupe continued down the road for a hundred years, swerved from the right hand side of the road to the left, crashed through a fence, skidded clear around, and stopped in a farmer's field, traffic officers reported.

Injured Taken To Hospital

County Traffic Officers Gary Hubers and Roland Gilligan were dispatched from the sheriff's office to the scene of the accident to direct traffice and the clearing away of the wreckage. The four bicycles were loaded on a truck and hauled to the city.

Mr. Marsho rode to the city with the truck.

The fatally injured, both of whome died soon after being admitted to hospitals here, were rushed to the city by John Nissing and Herbert Dittrich, both of Route 1, Sheboygan.

The others were given assistance by John Kaskamp, 716 S. Twenty-third street, Manitowoc.

Coroner Harry Heiden was called to the scene of the accident immediately after it had been reported.

Those young people not physically injured were suffering from shock today after witnessing the tragedy under the full moon that illuminated the highway and fields.

Shoes, bits of clothing, and other personal effects strewn about were later collected by the officers.

District Attorney Jacob A. Fessler said at noon today that he would conduct an investigation.

Both Victims Born Here

Rose Ruth DeBack, 15, one of the young people killed last night, was born in Sheboygan in 1921, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William DeBack. She attended the Holy Name school, graduating in 1934. She entered high school and would have been a sophomore this year.

Survivors are her parents, one sister, Betty Jane; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Adam Stuegel, and her grandmother, Mrs. Ed. Beius. Funeral services will be held at the Robert H. Kroos Funeral Home at 8:30 o'clock Saturday morning, and at 9 o'clock at the Holy Name church. The Rt. Rev. Msgt. Philipp Dreis will have charge of the services and burial will be made in Calvary cemetery.

Joseph Kalchthaler, Jr., the other victim in the accident, was also born in the cit on February 11, 1921. He attended the Holy Name school and graduated in June, 1935. In September, 1935, he enrolled at the Pio Nona College at St. Francis, Milwaukee county, and he was to have left next Tuesday to begin his school term.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 8:30 o'clock at the Ballhorn Funeral Temple, and at 9 a. m. at the Holy Name church. Burial will be made in the family lot at Calvary cemetery and Rev. Msgr. Philipp Dreis will have charge will have charge of the services.

He was a member of the Young Men's Society and Junior Holy Name Society of the Holy Name church. He had a pleasing personality and leaves a host of friends. Survivors are his parents and one brother, Virgil, who is attending Marquette university at Milwaukee.


Joseph Demuese, Jr. - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - August 19, 1985
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Joseph Demuese Jr., 41 of Sedalia, Colo., died after apparently suffering a heart attack while on a fishing trip in Nebraska Sunday night.

He was born July 11, 1944, in Sheboygan, a son of Joseph and Elizabeth Padgett Demuese. He attended Ss. Cyril & Methodius School, and graduated from North High School in 1962.

He married Judy Denison in Sheboygan.

Mr. Demuese was a food broker in Denver.

{Edited for Living People}

Survivors include his wife; three sons; a daughter; his parents; and two brothers.

Funeral Services are pending.


A. Valentine Drew - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - October 2, 1970
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Saturday Services Set For A. Valentine Drew


Funeral services for A. Valentine {Val} Drew, 75, one of Sheboygan's best-known leaders in veterans organizations, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels.

Mr. Drew, of 811 Jefferson Ave., died Thursday at the Veterans Hospital in Wood.

The Rev. G. William Genszler, pastor of the First United Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

Friends may call after 5 p.m. today.

Memorial services will be held at 7:30 tonight at the funeral home by the Disabled American Veterans post 15 and the Military Order of the Purple Heart chapter 152. There will be military graveside rites by the Prescott Bayens post 83 of the American Legion.

Mr. Drew has held state offices in several organizations.

He was elected junior vice-commander of the Wisconsin Department of the Military Order of Purple Heart in 1955, senior vice commander in 1956, and was named state commander in 1957. In 1968, he was appointed as aide de camp in the organization and also served once as judge advocate.

He is also a former president of the United Military Association, which is composed of all the veteran's organizations in the city.

Mr. Drew received the Purple Heart award for being wounded by machine gun fire in 1918. He was struck by three bullets - one of them an inch from his heart - while running across an open field toward a German-held forest. He laid there for some nine hours until he could be helped by his comrades.

Born in Sheboygan Aug. 17, 1895, a son of the late Henry and Ottellia Drew, he was baptized and confirmed in Immanuel Lutheran Church and attended the Immanuel Lutheran School.

He served in the Army during World War I, and was overseas with the American Expeditionary Forces from Aug. 1, 1918 to Jan. 10, 1919 in the 127th Infantry.

On Aug. 11, 1920, he was married to Mrs. Francis Ambelang. She died in 1947.

Mr. Drew worked as a shoe salesman at the Wagner Shoe Store and later at the American Hydraulics Co. and Superior Parlor Frame Co.

He was a member of Prescott Bayens American Legion Post 83, the Disabled American Veterans Post 15, and the Military Order of Purple Heart, Chapter 152.

Survivors include two brothers, John of Milwaukee, and Harvey of Sheboygan, and four sisters, Mrs. Carlos Wagner, Mrs. Meta Stroschein, Mrs. Alice Spude, and Mrs. Viola Kaker, all of Sheboygan.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

A memorial fund in Mr. Drew's name has been established for the American Cancer Society.


John Drew - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - November 23, 1984
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John Drew, 87, of 321 Birch Road, Port Washington, died Wednesday at Heritage Nursing Home, Port Washington.

He was born Nov. 2, 1897, in Sheboygan, a son of the late Johann and Ottilie Gartmann Drews.

On Sept. 22, 1918, he and Teresa Resch of Sheboygan were married. She died Sept. 8, 1976.

Mr. Drew served with the U.S. Army during World War I, as a sergeant.

He was a salesman for Wisconsin Ice and Coal Co., Milwaukee, and moved to Port Washington eight years ago, from Milwaukee.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ralph {Gail} Never of Port Washington and Mrs. Byron {Pearl} Weber of Lakewood, Calif., four grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, one brother and one sister.

Funeral service will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Poole Funeral Home, Port Washington, with the Rev. Philip Schowalter, pastor of Frieden's United Church of Christ, Port Washington, officiating. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Sunday.


Fred A. Drews - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - June 27, 1966 - p.12
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Fred A. Drews, 66, of 2216 S. 9th St., died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

A native of Sheboygan, he was born on Oct. 25, 1899, a son of the late Henry and Otillia Drews. He attended Immanuel Lutheran School and was confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

On Dec. 4, 1920, he married Flora Sachse, also of Sheboygan. Mr. Drews was employed at Kohler Co. for 39 years. He retired last January.

He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, the American Lutheran Association, and the Kohler Co. Quarter Century Club.

Survivors include the widow; one son, Frederick H. Drews, Sheboygan; one daughter, Mrs. Earl {Betty} Opgenorth, Sheboygan Falls; six grandchildren; three brothers, Valentine and Harvey, both of Sheboygan, and John, Milwaukee, and four sisters, Mrs. Carlos Wagner, Mrs. Meta Stroschein, Mrs. Viola Kaker, and Mrs. Alice Spude, all of Sheboygan.

An infant daughter preceded Mr. Drews in death.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Ballhorn Funeral Chapels. The Rev. William Redeker, pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church, will officiate, and burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral chapels after 4 p.m. Tuesday. A memorial fund in Mr. Drews' name has been established for Our Savior Lutheran Church.


Flora Drews - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - February 19, 1980 - p.4
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Mrs. Flora Drews, 81, of 2216 S. Ninth St., died early this morning at Heritage Nursing Center, where she had been a patient for the past month.

The former Flora Sachse was born Oct. 22, 1898, in Sheboygan, daughter of Fred and Emma Schrader Sachse.

She attended Horace Mann Elementary School.

On Dec. 4, 1920, she married Fred A. Drews, also of Sheboygan. Mr. Drews, a retired Kohler Co. employee, preceded her in death June 26, 1966.

She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, its Ladies Aid Society, and Our Savior Good Fellowship Club. She also was a member of the Better Films Council and Longfellow Senior Citizens Club.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Earl {Betty} Opgenorth of Sheboygan Falls; a son, Frederick of Sheboygan; a half sister, Mrs. Viola Krause of Milwaukee; a half brother, Orville Saxe of Texas; seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Ballhorn Funeral Chapels. The Rev. William N. Redeker, pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday until the time of services Thursday.

A memorial fund has been established in Mrs. Drews' name for Our Savior Lutheran Church.


Harvey F. Drews - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - September 19, 1996
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Harvey F. Drews, 84, formerly of 3914-A Country Place, died Tuesday evening, Sept. 17, 1996 at Sunny Ridge Nursing Home, where he had been a resident for the past year.

Born June 14, 1912 in Sheboygan, Harvey was a son of the late Henry and Ottelia Gartman Drews.

On Oct. 15, 1966, he married Ruth Herber Stanisch Schumacher at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church. She preceded him in death on April 23, 1996. Harvey was previously married to Elvera Hecks, who also preceded him in death.

He was employed at Kohler Company for 42 years, retiring in 1977 and was a member of the Kohler Quarter Century Club. He was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Harvey is survived by a son, Thomas Drews, Sheboygan; two grandchildren, Todd Drews, Tigerton, Wis. and Kellie {Scott} Kruschke, Plymouth; two step-children, Marilyn {Stanley} Suscha and Jerome {LaVerne} Stanisch, both of Sheboygan; 12 step-grandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. He was also preceded in death by five brothers and five sisters.

Funeral services for Harvey F. Drews will be held at Lippert Funeral Home, 1132 Superior Ave., on Saturday, Sept. 21, at noon. The Rev. Bert Thompson, associate pastor of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Lutheran Cemetery. Relatives and friends are welcome at the funeral home on Saturday, for a time of visitation and support from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service.

A memorial fund has been established in his name.


Ruth Drews - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - April 26, 1996 - p.A2
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Ruth Drews, 80 of 1727 Arizona Ave., died unexpectedly, Tuesday, April 23, 1996, at Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center.

Born Sept. 27, 1915 in Sheboygan, Ruth was a daughter of the late Edward and Edna Eisold Herber. She attended Kohler Public Schools.

On Sept. 30, 1933, she married Harold H, Stanisch in Waukegan, Ill., who preceded her in death.

On Jan. 30, 1950, she married George T. Schumacher in the parsonage of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, who also preceded her in death.

On Oct. 15, 1966, she married Harvey F. Drews at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Ruth was employed at Lakeland Manufacturing Co. for 18 years, retiring in 1966, due to ill health. She had previously worked for Western Electric, Eau Claire, Wis. and Kohler Company. She was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Luthern Church.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Harvey, Sunny Ridge Nursing Home; two children, Marilyn {Stanley} Suscha, Jerome {LaVerne} Stanisch, both of Sheboygan; seven grandchildren, Jill {Greg} Eirich, Sheboygan; Jacqueline {Curt} Wealti, Middleton; Barbara {Dennis} Batt, Sheboygan; Joan Johnson, Sheboygan; Joy {Gary} Levin, Mequon; Miles Stanisch, Sheboygan; Jeanne {Ty} Fredericks, Sheboygan; a step-son, Thomas Drews, Sheboygan; and two step-grandchildren, Kelly {Scott} Kruschke and Todd Drews, both of Plymouth; and 14 grest-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

Funeral services for Ruth Drews will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 25, at Lippert Funeral Home, 1132 Superior Ave. The Rev. Alan Kretschmar, pastor of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Lutheran Cemetery. Relatives and friends are welcome at the funeral home, on Thursday, from 4 p.m. until the time of services.

A memorial fund has been established in her name.


Oliver De Sombre - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - September 6, 1977 - p.8
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Oliver De Sombre, 64, a native of Sheboygan, died unexpectedly today in Ontario, Calif., where he had been residing.

He was born Jan. 23, 1913, in Sheboygan, a son of Mrs. Meta De Sombre and the late Ferdinand De Sombre.

On June 18, 1937, he and Alice Panske of Sheboygan were married.

Surviving are his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Donald {Jullianne} Kemmer of East Troy; two grandchildren; one great grandchild; his mother, and one sister, Mrs. Lester Engelhardt of Sheboygan.

Private funeral services will be held in Ontario.


Alice De Sombre - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - December 24, 1981 - p.10
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Mrs. Oliver {Alice} Desombre, 67, of Ontario, California, died there this morning after a month's illness.

She was born in Sheboygan, Jan. 18, 1914, daughter of Mrs. Clara Panske, and the late Martin Panske. She attended local schools.

She and Oliver Desombre were married at St. John United Church of Christ in Sheboygan.

The couple lived in Milwaukee after marriage and following Mr. Desombre's retirement, moved to California. Mr. Desombre died Sept. 6, 1977.

Mrs. Desombre was a member of Moose Lodge in California.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Julie Kemmer of East Troy; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; one brother, Raymond Panske of Milwaukee and David Panske of New Mexico.

There will be no funeral.


Minnie Dyke - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - March 2, 1972 - p.16
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Mrs. Minnie Dyke, 81, of R. 3, Sheboygan Falls, died Wednesday night at the Morningside Nursing Home, following a lengthy illness.

Born in the Town of Wilson on Nov. 4, 1890, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Wilhelmina Gartman.

She was married to Albert Dyke on Oct. 28, 1911, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Town of Wilson. He died in 1957.

Mrs. Dyke was a life-long member of Trinity Lutheran Church, and its Ladies Aid Society and Golden Agers Society.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Eugene {Evelyn} Koene of R. 3, Sheboygan Falls; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and a brother, Adolph of Denver, Colo.

A daughter, a sister and a brother also preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Town of Wilson, the Rev. John Rische, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Sheboygan Falls Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Huehns Funeral Home, Sheboygan Falls, from 4 p.m. Friday and at the church from 9 a.m. until the hour of services.

A memorial fund has been established in Mrs. Dyke's name for Trinity Lutheran Church.


Albert Dyke - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - September 21, 1957 - p.6
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Albert Dyke, 71, R. 3, Sheboygan Falls, Town of Lima, died at Memorial Hospital at 10:30 a.m. Friday after being confined there for six weeks.

He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Dyke and was born in the Town of Lima, Aug. 3, 1886. In 1911 he married Miss Minnie Gartman at the Gartman residence in the Town of Wilson.

After their marriage the couple made their home on the Dyke homestead in the Town of Lima. Mr. Dyke was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of the Town of Wilson and served as treasurer of the congregation for three years and also as secretary for the same period. He was also treasurer of School District Nine for 15 years. In addition to farming Mr. Dyke operated a general insurance agency for 30 years.

He is survived by his wife Minnie, two daughters, Mrs. Eugene {Evelyn} Koene of R. 3, Sheboygan Falls, and Mrs. David {Doris} Alstad of North Hollywood, Calif., three grandchildren, one brother, Everett Dyke of Wausau, and a sister, Mrs. Wesley Schall of Gillett, Wis.

Funeral services will be held at the Town of Wilson Trinity Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Waldemar Stoehr, pastor, officiating. Burial will be made in Sheboygan Falls Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Ballhorn-Karstead Funeral Home, Sheboygan Falls from 2 p.m. Monday until 11 a.m. Tuesday and at the church from noon until the time of services.


Ferdinand L. Drews - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - October 29, 1964 - p.10
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Ferdinand L. Drews, 71, of 2314 Indiana Ave., died at 8:15 a.m. today at Good Shepherd Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.

A retired steel construction worker, he was born May 9, 1893, in Sheboygan, a son of the late Henry and Ottilia Drews, attended Immanuel Lutheran Elementary School and was confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

On Dec. 29, 1911, he married Miss Lily Wicknick of Sheboygan.

Mr. Drews, a steel construction worker, worked on numerous bridge projects. In addition, he was employed at Art's Erecting Co., prior to his retirement in the early 1950s.

Survivors are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Gottlieb {Mae} Goldman, Mrs. Milton {Beatrice} Teumer, both of Sheboygan, Mrs. Edward {Carita} Rusin of Kansas City, Mo.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four brothers, Valentine, Frederick and Harvey of Sheboygan, John of Milwaukee, and four sisters, Mrs. Carlos Wagner, Mrs. Barney Stroschein, and Mrs. Violet Kaker, all of Sheboygan, and Mrs. Alice Spude of Sturgeon Bay.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels. The Rev. Herman Stelter, associate pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, will officiate and burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

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


Lily Drews - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - June 8, 1968 - p.12
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Funeral services for Mrs. Lily Drews, 75, resident at Sunny Ridge, formerly of 2314 Indiana Ave., who died Friday morning at Sunny Ridge, will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Ballhorn Funeral Chapels.

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

Friends may call at the funeral chapel after 3 p.m. Sunday.

Born in Sheboygan on March 29, 1893, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Wicknick.

On Dec. 29, 1911, she was married to Ferdinand L. Drews, also of Sheboygan. Her husband, an iron construction worker, died Oct. 29, 1964.

Mrs. Drews was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Gottlieb {Mae} Goldman, Mrs. Milton {Beatrice} Teumer, both of Sheboygan, and Mrs. Edward {Carita} Rusin, Houston, Tex.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Gertrude West of Seattle, Wash.; two brothers, William Wicknick of Encintas, Calif. and Arthur of Seattle, Wash.


Albert M. Drexler - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - December 22, 1961 - p.8
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Albert M. Drexler, Former County Board Member, Dies

Albert M. Drexler, 68, of Upper Falls Rd., former chairman of the Town of Sheboygan for eight years died suddenly Thursday afternoon following a heart attack.

The attack occurred while he was visiting the site of his new home under construction on Woodland Rd. He was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Nicholas Hospital.

Born Sept. 6, 1893 near Six Corners, he was a son of the late Michael and Antonia Drexler. He attended Holy Name Catholic School in Sheboygan and on Nov. 9, 1918, married Miss Erna Knopp of the Town of Sheboygan in the Holy Name Parish Rectory.

He operated a dairy farm in the Town of Sheboygan for many years, and for the last five years had been custodian of the Friendship House, 721 Ontario Ave.

As chairman of the town board of the Town of Sheboygan, Mr. Drexler was a member of the County Board for eight years {1946-55} and served on the public welfare committee. He formerly was treasurer of the Village of Kohler and had served with the Town of Sheboygan Fire Department. From 1951 to '61 he was a member of the Sheboygan County Urban Planning Board.

He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Kohler and the Holy Name Society of the parish.

Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Clyde {Betty} Bawden of Kohler; and one sister, Mrs. Edward Katte of Sheboygan.

He also was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Drexler, just a week ago, and by several other brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Church in Kohler following brief rites at 10:30 a.m. at Ballhorn's Funeral Chapels.

The Rev. William E. Cox, pastor, will be celebrant of the requiem Mass and burial will be in the family lot in Kohler Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral chapels until the time of services. The Kohler Holy Name Society will hold a rosary vigil at the funeral chapels at 8:30 o'clock tonight.


Charles W. Drexler - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - December 14, 1961 - p.12
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Charles W. Drexler, 69, died suddenly Wednesday noon at his farm home near Little Kohler.

Born Sept. 12, 1892, at Six Corners, Sheboygan County, the son of Michael Drexler and Appolonia Gartman, he was married to Ida Mayer Sept. 8, 1917, at Holy Cross in the Town of Belgium. The couple resided at the present farm home since their marriage.

He was a member and trustee of St. Mary's Catholic Church at Little Kohler, and a member of the Holy Name Society and the Catholic Order of Foresters Court 479 of Fredonia.

Survivors are his wife; a foster son, Stanley Patricki of Milwaukee; a brother Albert of Kohler; a sister, Mrs. Anna Katte of Sheboygan Falls, and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Nicholas Church at Decada. The Rev. Joseph Pierron of Milwaukee, a nephew of the deceased, will be the celebrant of the Solemn requiem Mass while Father Novotny of Little Kohler will serve as deacon and Father Raymond Winkler of Dacada as sub-deacon. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Sheboygan.

Friends may call at the Jungers Funeral Home at Dacada after 7 o'clock this evening.

Vigils will be held this evening at 7:30 o'clock by the Catholic Order of Foresters, and at 8 o'clock by members of the Holy Name Society.


Ida Drexler - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - October 18, 1979 - p.4
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Mrs. Ida Drexler, 84, formerly of Route 1, Fredonia, died early today at Meadowview Manor Nursing Home, where she had resided for the past six years.

The former Ida Mayer was born in the Town of Belgium, Ozaukee County, on March 18, 1895, daughter of Lambert and Katherine Weyker Mayer. She attended school in the Belgium area.

On May 8, 1917, she and Charles W. Drexler were married at Holy Cross Church in the Town of Belgium. He died in December 1961.

Mrs. Drexler was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Surviving are a foster son, Stanley Patricki of Milwaukee; a brother, Arthur Mayer of Waubena, and three sisters, Mrs. Nick Pirron and Mrs. Fred Krier, both of Belgium, and Mrs. Al Krier of Waukesha.

She was preceded in death by a foster son, two sisters and a brother.

A funeral Mass will be offered by the Rev. Ignatius Staskunas at 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church. Family rites will precede the Mass at Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday and until the time of services Saturday. A parish rosary vigil will be held there at 7 p.m. Friday.

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


Ferdinand DeSombre - The Sheboygan Press - August 17, 1954
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Ferdinand DeSombre, 67, passed away at his home, 2220 N. 10th St. at 8:30 this morning, after an illness of about two years.

Mr. DeSombre was born in Sheboygan on March 27, 1887, a son of the late Carl and Augusta DeSombre. On October 29, 1910, he was united in marriage to Meta Gartman of this city and they have always made their home here. He was an employee of the Phoenix Chair Co. for a period of 42 years until the time of his illness when he retired from active work. He was a member of St. John's Ev. Reformed Church.

Surviving him are his wife; one son, Oliver, of Milwaukee; one daughter, Mrs. Lester {Clemawelle} Engelhardt of Sheboygan; one grand daughter; two sisters, Mrs. Andrew Laubenstein of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., and Mrs. August Pfeiffer of Town Wilson; and four brothers, Charles, William and George of Sheboygan and August DeSombre of Chicago. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held {illegible copy} Burial will take place in the Wildwood cemetery. Friends may call the funeral home from 2 p.m. on Thursday.


Meta DeSombre - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - April 8, 1994
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Mrs. Meta De Sombre, 101, formerly of 2220 N. 10th St., died Thursday, April 7, 1994 at Morningside Health Center, where she had been a resident for the past seven years.

She was born Feb. 12, 1893 in the Town of Wilson, a daughter of the late August and Anna Petra Gartman.

On Oct. 10, 1910, she married Ferdinand De Sombre in Sheboygan. He preceded her in death on Aug. 17, 1954.

She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ and the Altar Guild of the church.

Meta is survived by two granddaughters, Mrs. Juliana {Donald} Kemmer, East Troy, Wis. and Dee Renee Engelhardt, Sheboygan; two great granddaughters and four great-great grandchildren. She is further survived by several nieces and nephews, and her close friend, Mrs. Mildred Hay, Sheboygan. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Clemawelle Engelhardt; eight brothers and sisters.

The funeral service for Meta De Sombre will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 10, at Lippert Funeral Home, 1132 Superior Ave., with the Rev. Gregory S. Whelton, pastor of St. John's U.C.C., officiating. Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home, on Sunday, from 1 p.m. until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established, in her name, for St. John's U.C.C.


Ottilia Drews - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - August 24, 1954 - p.8
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Mrs. Henry {Ottilia} Drews, 83, of 2310 Indiana Ave., died late Monday afternoon at St. Nicholas Hospital following a lingering illness.

A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. August Gartman, she was born Dec. 24, 1869, at Superior, Wis. She came to Sheboygan County with her parents 82 years ago, settling on a farm in Town Wilson.

She had made her home in Sheboygan since her marriage to Henry Drews at Trinity Lutheran Church in Town Wilson on Nov. 4, 1889.

Mrs. Drews was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Survivors are five daughters, Mrs. Otto {Theresa} Mueller, Mrs. Carlos {Mary} Wagner, Mrs. Barney {Meta} Stroschein and Mrs. Frank {Viola} Kaker, Sheboygan, and Mrs. Walter {Alice} Spude, Sturgeon Bay, and six sons, Ferdinand, Valentine, Fred and Harvey, of Sheboygan, John, of Milwaukee, and Arno, of Cascade.

She is also survivied by two brothers, Valentine and John Gartman; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Bahr and Mrs. Ida Thielman; two half-sisters, Mrs. Meta DeSombre and Mrs. Mary Bennink, all of Sheboygan, and a half-brother, Richard Gartman, of Seattle, Wash.; 30 grandchildren, and 28 great-grandchildren.

Her husband died in 1939. Three children and two sisters also preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ballhorn Funeral chapels. The Rev. E. T. Schmidtke, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Lutheran cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the funeral chapel after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Funeral - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - August 27, 1954 - p.8

Funeral services for Mrs. Henry Drews, 83, of 2310 Indiana Ave., who died Monday, were held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ballhorn Funeral chapels.

The Rev. E. T. Schmidtke, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, officiated. Interment was in the family lot in Lutheran cemetery.

During the services, Mrs. Richard Schumacher and Mrs. Fred Podlich sang two duet selections, "Rock of Ages" and "Jerusalem, Thou City Fair and High."

Pallbearers, all grandsons of the deceased, were Harley, Leroy, Henry and Myron Mueller, and Frederick and Arno Drews.


Arthur J. Donath - The Plymouth Review - January 26, 1982
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Funeral services for Arthur J. Donath, 84, of Batavia, were held {today} Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 8 p.m. at the Zion United Methodist Church, Batavia. The Rev. William Helwig, pastor of the church, officiated with burial in the Zion United Methodist cemetery at Batavia.

Donath died Friday, Jan. 22, at Plymouth Hospital, where he had been a patient the past week.

He was born Aug. 27, 1897, at West Bend, the son of the late Robert and Elizabeth Miller Donath. He attended Batavia schools and the Milwaukee Business College.

On Nov. 15, 1919, he was married to Clara Weingartner at Batavia. The couple lived at Batavia after their marriage where he operated the Donath Cheese Factory and was a painter in the area.

He had been employed at the Western Condensory at Adell before retiring. His wife died March 31, 1967.

He was a member of the Zion United Methodist Church, Batavia, a member of the Batavia Skat club, he had been a member of the Batavia fire dept. and was active in athletic program {sic} in the area. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 333 F. & A.M. at Cedar Grove.

Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Victor {Vivian} Meerstein, Plymouth and one son, Robert, Cedar Lake, three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Fred, Milwaukee and four sisters, Alma Loebe and Viola Loebe {?}, Menasha; Mrs. Esther Peyton {Article cut off}.


James T. Dillingham - Milwaukee Sentinel - April 17, 1889
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Sheboygan, April 16. -Jas. T. Dillingham, a leading manufacturer here, died of neuralgia on Monday, aged 56. He was an early settler of the county.

Sheboygan County News - April 17, 1889

Dillingham: -Last Monday forenoon the death of Jas. T. Dillingham the head of the Dillingham Woodenware factory was reported, but death did not occur until about 4 o'clock in the afternoon, at his residence in the 1st ward, after an illness of about ten days. His wife, her sister Mrs. Slade and Mr. Slade of Glenbeulah, were at his bedside. 'Tis a sad death, one that will not only be deeply mourned by the bereaved widow, relatives and intimate friends, but keenly felt by the business community. Mr. Dillingham was every inch a man and his friends were all who ever made his acquaintance. Cause of death, inflammation of the heart. He was born in West Falmouth, on Cape Cod. Mass., 56 years ago. In 1856 he was a member of the Massachusetts legislature. He came to Sheboygan County in the spring of 1857 and settled at Glenbeulah, where he engaged in a general merchandise store with Slade and Swift until 1866. He also erected a grist and saw mill and operated same until 1872. In 1865 he started in a small way manufacturing staves, broom handles, etc., and finally a variety of wooden ware. Four years ago last fall himself and partner, A.D. Barrows, erected a factory in this city and moved the business here, where they now employ about 125 men and do an extensive business. Mr. Dillingham was a member of Cassia {Masonic} Lodge No. 167 Plymouth, Fond du Lac Commandery KT No. 5 and Wisconsin Consistory No. 1, Milwaukee. The funeral will be attended tomorrow {Thursday} afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence and the interment in Wildwood Cemetery. The funeral will be conducted by the Masonic Order. Rev. J.D. Reid will officiate.

Milwaukee Sentinel - April 20, 1889

Sheboygan, April 19. The funeral of James T. Dillingham was conducted by the Knights Templar and was one of the largest that ever took place here. Knights Templar were present from Milwaukee, Fond du Lac and Plymouth. The services at the residence were conducted by the Rev. J.D. Reid, of the Congregational church.

Sheboygan Times - April 20, 1889

Death of Hon. Jas. T. Dillingham. Contrary to the expectations of his family and friends, the rheumatic fever with which Mr. Dillingham had been prostrated for a week or more, took on a more serious character, the latter part of last week and excited apprehensions of an unfavorable termination. To the heart aching grief of the former, the great sorrow of the latter, and the deep regret of all who know him as neighbor, a man and a citizen, those apprehensions were realized, the disease attacked his heart, and at 4 o'clock on Monday afternoon, April 15th, at which time, surrounded by the members of his family and his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. E. Slade, of Glenbeulah, he quietly passed from his earthly habitation to do the work that might come to him in the higher life beyond. Mr. Dillingham was born at West Falmouth, Barnstable Co., Mass., in February 1833, and in 1856, at the early age of 23 years, represented that district in the legislature of the state. In May of the following year, 1857, he came west and settled at Glenbeulah, in this county, as member of the firm of Swift, Dillingham and Co., which engaged quite largely in the mercantile and milling business there. Capt. Joseph Swift, his father-in-law, and Edwin Slade, his brother-in-law, being the other members of the firm. In 1865 he began the manufacture of barrel staves on a limited scale, which gradually increased in dimensions and to which was subsequently added wagon hubs and spokes, broom handles, wooden measures and sundry other articles. The increase and promise of this business caused his withdrawal from the original firm in 1866, and it finally became of such proportions that it was found desirable to secure a more favorable location, where greater facilities for carrying it on less expensively could be had. To this end, in 1884, a site was purchased in this city, extensive buildings erected, and the business opened here on a much larger scale and with more flattering prospects than ever. Under Mr. Dillingham's general management, aided by Mr. A.D. Barrows, for several years his partner, his enterprise has been an important factor in the many manufacturing industries of Sheboygan. Indeed one of his leading characteristics was a readiness to aid in carrying forward all enterprises tending to promote the general good of the place in which and the people with whom he lived. The funeral obsequies were held at the family residence on Thursday afternoon, and drew together the largest assemblage witnessed here on a similar occasion for years. The deceased having been a member of the Masonic fraternity of the highest degrees, representatives of that order were here from abroad, including a large delegation from the commandery at Fond du Lac and one from the consistory at Milwaukee. The floral offerings presented as tributes of esteem and high regard for the deceased and sympathy for the bereaved ones, were many and beautiful, and some of them magnificent in design and composition. Among them was "the Gates Ajar" under a beautiful arch, with a series of steps leading up to them. Upon the face of the arch and the front of the several steps, were the words in outline, composed of tiny blossoms, "Our employer. He will be missed by us." It was composed of the choicest of flowers, was about four feet in height and three in width, and presented by the employees of the factory. The Phoenix Chair Factory presented a large basket of Lilies of the Valley and other choice flowers. A collection of cut flowers was the tribute of the Crocker Chair Co. A beautiful anchor was from Mrs. H.P. Bradley and her sister Miss Hattie Dillingham, and a cross from Dr. H.A. Dillingham. A wreath of palm and Easter lilies was the tribute of Messrs. Douglas and Leland Gibbs. Other offerings there were, from friends whose names the reporter failed to get. They made the room a paradise of flowers, and as the body of the deceased lay in its handsome casket, seemingly in a peaceful sleep, amid these surroundings, death was robbed of its terror, and the last sad earthly parting with the loved and lost was made more easily borne. The services at the residence were conducted by Rev. J.D. Reid, of the Congregational Church, who made a short but excellent address and most appropriate for the occasion. The procession to Wildwood cemetery was a very large one, under the management of the Masonic fraternity, as were the ceremonies at the grave. Schmidt's Band headed the procession, followed by the members of the Consistory and Commandery in their respective uniforms, the hearse, the mourners, the members of the Masonic lodge, the employees of the factory, and between forty and fifty carriages. The burial services of the order were impressively given at the grave, as the remains were deposited in their last resting place.

Sheboygan Herald - April 20, 1889

Hon. Jas. T. Dillingham died Monday, April 15th, 1889, at 4 p.m., at his residence, corner of 7th and St. Clair Sts., aged 56 years. On Monday the citizens were surprised to hear of the demise of one of our most respected and enterprising citizens, whom, only a few days before they had seen on the street as usual, evidently in his usual health. Mr. Dillingham returned from a business trip to Chicago a few days before his illness and on his return he made the remark that he felt very well after his trip, seemingly much better than usual after a journey. Deceased had been ill only ten days before his demise and heart trouble is assigned as the immediate cause of his death. During his illness he was a patient sufferer. He seemed conscious that the end was near and gave instructions as to what he wished to have done after his departure and cheerfully gave advise as to what he thought best for his wife to do. He wished to be laid in the beautiful Wildwood Cemetery. During his last hours his bedside was surrounded by his grief-stricken wife and Mr. and Mrs. E. Slade and Mrs. E. Badger. Mr. Dillingham was born in West Falmouth, Mass. and in 1856 he was a member of the legislature in Mass. and the year after, he moved to Glenbeulah where he entered the store of Slade and Swift and after a space of ten years he engaged in the manufacture of wooden ware. Four years ago last fall he, with his partner, Mr. A.D. Baarrows had an idea that they could run the business on a larger scale to good advantage and moved the machinery to our city, where they have conducted it since. The funeral was held from his late residence and the services were conducted by Rev. J.D. Reed of the Cong'l church Thursday afternoon and was largely attended. His remains were laid in a handsome black casket and on it were laid rare and beautiful floral offerings. They were all beautiful, but we have only space to make mention of one which was sent in by the working men of his factory. It represented the front of a church and on the steps leading up to the door ajar, were these words, "He will be missed by us." And above the arched door was, "Our Employer." This beautiful emblem was about five feet high and four wide, resting on a table. After the services at the house, the societies of which deceased was an honored member, took charge of the remains and they were borne to the cemetery, headed by Schmidt's Military Band, members of the Milwaukee consistory, members of the Fond du Lac Commandery; then came the hearse after which members of the Masonic Lodge, men employed in the factory, numbering over one hundred, and numerous carriages. At the grave the services were conducted by the lodge only, and when over, two crosses and two beautiful baskets of flowers of which deceased was very fond, besides an evergreen from each of the men, were dropped into the grave. Deceased is survived by his wife, and aged mother and a sister; the latter residing in the East, and several cousins. Thus has departed a citizen than whom none was ever more highly esteemed and respected by all classes of our citizens.


Agnes McNeill Donohue - Chicago Tribune - Monday - September 29, 2003 - Section 2 - p.5
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Agnes McNeill Donohue, 86
Longtime professor of literature

For Agnes "Sis" McNeill Donohue, the thousands of books she collected over the years weren't meant to be stored on shelves to collect dust.

They were alive with stories that often thrilled her and transported her to other eras - sometimes keeping her awake into the wee hours of the morning to finish another chapter.

Ms. Donohue's passion for books was so strong that she couldn't keep it to herself. For more than 50 years, she shared her life's love with dozens of others as a respected teacher of English and American literature at Chicago-area universities.

Ms. Donohue, 86, died Saturday, Sept. 27, at her home in Evanston.

"It was just in her blood," her nephew, Thomas McNeill, said of her love of reading. "She'd read at night and sleep part of the day."

Born in 1917 in Sheboygan, Wis., Ms. Donohue received a bachelor's degree in 1939 at Rosary College {IL}, now Dominican University. A year later, she received her master's degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

She married briefly in the 1940s but never had any children.

Beginning in 1942, Ms. Donohue taught for nearly 20 years at Barat College in Lake Forest, where she was at one point as chairwoman of the English Department. She also was a graduate faculty member at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 1946 to 1954.

While teaching at Barat College and the University of Illinois at Chicago, she worked on her doctorate degree, which she received in 1954 from Loyola University of Chicago.

"She was a very busy woman," her nephew said.

From 1965 until she retired in 1988, Ms. Donohue taught at Loyola University. She became so popular that 18 students requested she direct their doctoral dissertations, her family said.

Even after she retired, she did not abandon teaching. In the early 1990s, Ms. Donohue taught for several years at Northeastern Illinois University.

Ms. Donohue also was known as a scholar of Nathaniel Hawthorne, writing a book about him in 1985, her family said. She edited books about Hawthorne and John Steinbeck and wrote many articles on various literary topics.

Throughout her life, Ms. Donohue endeared herself to her family and students with her knowledge of authors and their books, her determination and her sense of humor, her nephew said.

While teaching at Barat College, she was known to hold class outdoors on the lawn with the help of her Bassett hounds, Hawthorne and J. Alfred Prufrock - named after the poem by T.S. Eliot.

"She would take a class outside so she could smoke her cigarettes and the kids would be relaxed and she would have her dogs," her nephew said. "It was all against the rules, but she did it anyway."

Other survivors include two other nephews, Rev. Donald McNeill and Robert McNeill.

Visitation will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday in St. Nicholas Church, 806 Ridge Ave., Evanston. Mass will follow in the church.

Evanston, IL Review - Thursday - October 2, 2003 - p.25

Agnes Donohue


Agnes {nee McNeill} Donohue, 86 of Evanston died Sept. 27 at her home.

Born Sept. 17, 1917, in Sheboygan, Wis., she received a bachelor of arts degree from Rosary College {IL} {now Dominican University} in 1939, a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1940 and a doctorate from Loyola University Chicago in 1954.

Mrs. Donohue, also known as "Sis", taught English and American Literature for more than 50 years, retiring in 1988. She taught at Barat College from 1942 to 1965 and was on the graduate faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 1946 to 1954. She then taught at Loyola University Chicago from 1965 to 1988 and at Northeastern Illinois University from 1990 to 1994.

An eminent Nathaniel Hawthorne scholar, Mrs. Donohue was the author of "Hawthorne: Calvin's Ironic Stepchild" and editor of casebooks on Hawthorne and John Steinbeck.

In addition, she wrote many articles on a wide range of literary topics.

According to relatives, Mrs. Donohue was a beloved teacher who inspired students with her imaginative teaching methods and humor.

The sister of Don McNeill, who preceded her in death, she sometimes appeared on his network radio show, "The Breakfast Club," which ran from 1933 to 1968.

She enjoyed nature, books and family celebrations.

Survivors include three nephews, Thomas B. {Ingrid} McNeill of Winnetka, the Rev. Donald P. McNeill of Chicago, and Robert P. {Martha} McNeill of Winnetka, and eight grandnephews and grandnieces.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Sept. 30 at St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church in Evanston, with interment in Calvary Cemetery, Sheboygan, Wis.

Memorial contributions may be made to the University of Notre Dame, Center for Social Concerns, P.O. Box 766, Notre Dame IN 46556-0766 or Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of the North Shore, 2821 Central St. Evanston IL 60201.


Mrs. J. W. Damkot - The Sheboygan Press - April 28, 1936
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Many Attend Funeral Rites For Late Mrs. J. W. Damkot

Cedar Grove - Funeral services for Mrs. J. W. Damkot, 84, a Sheboygan county pioneer, who died Wednesday afternoon at her home near Cedar Grove, were conducted Sunday at 1:30 p. m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ben Obrink, followed by services at 2 p. m. at the Cedar Grove Presbyterian church. The Rev. J. J. De Waard officiated.

During the services a mixed quartet, composed of Miss Sarah Risseeuw, Miss Dorothy Huenink, D. W. Huenink and John Te Kulve sang: "It is Well With My Soul," and "The Sweet Bye and Bye." They were accompanied at the piano by Miss Antoinette Dirkse.

Pallbearers, all nephews, were: Allen Stannard, Greenbush; William Humphreys, Sheboygan Falls; John Damkot, Abram Damkot, Louis Te Ronde, and Harry Draayers, all of Oostburg. Interment was made in the family lot at Union cemetery.

Mrs. Damkot, nee Miss Gezena Wordes, was born April 26, 1852, on the farm now operated by Louis Te Ronde in the town of Lima, the daughter of J. W. and Johanna Bloemers Wordes.

She was married to Mr. Damkot March 17, 1873, with the Rev. Mr. Dunnewald officiating. The couple took up their residence on the present Ben OBRINK farm where the family resided until 25 years ago.

Two sons and two daughters, William, Harry, Hattie and Anna were born to the Damkots. Of these, William, Mrs. Hattie Wevers and Mrs. Anna Obrink survive. The son, Harry, died 29 years ago, and her husband preceded her in death 18 years ago.

Funeral services for a brother, John, were held just one week ago on Sunday, April 19, at Renville, Minn. Another brother, Henry, of Oostburg, and three sisters also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Damkot was well known and highly respected in this community. One of the earliest settlers here, she enjoyed the friendship and the esteem of a large circle of friends. Throughout her life she was actively interested in church work, and was a charter member of the Women's Missionary society. Of unusually good health until just recently, she continued not only to attend church regularly every Sunday, but also attended Sunday school.

A kind and home-loving mother, she endeared herself to her friends as attested to by the profusion of flowers which banked the coffin.

Among those present at the service from away were: Miss Alyce Damkot, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Mrs. Fritz Grinde, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. William Debbink, Mr. and Mrs. William Humphrey, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Parrish, Albert Oosterhuis, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Walvoord, Mrs. Jesse Harmelink and Mrs. Jane Ramaker, all of Sheboygan Falls; Mrs. Henry Bruggink, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Vruwink, Waldo; Dr. and Mrs. L. J. Plekenpol, Cascade; Mr. and Mrs. Stanton May, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Silverman, Mrs. Jennie Jerome, Mrs. Ray Ariens, Monroe Ariens, Mrs. Norma Wieskopf and Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Vander Jagt, all of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Earl May, Racine; Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Stannard and daughter, Loretta, of Greenbush; Mr. and Mrs. Biensfeldt, Belgium; Mr. and Mrs. John Jentink, Brillion, and several other persons from Oostburg, Sheboygan and Hingham.


Jacob Dekker - The Sheboygan Press - January 4, 1932
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Hold Last Rites For Jacob Dekker On Saturday

Oostburg, Wis. - Funeral services for Jacob Dekker, aged 57, who passed away at 4 a.m. Thursday at his home here, following a lingering illness, were held Saturday, a service at the home at 12:30 o'clock being followed by another at the Presbyterian church at o'clock. Burial was in the Oostburg cemetery. The Rev. J. C. Monsema officiated.

At the church service a quartet comprised of Mrs. J. P. Van Driest, Mrs. Leonard Kranendonk, A. W. Te Ronde, and Leonard Kranendonk, sang "Jesus Lover of My Soul" and "What a Friend We Have in Jesus."

The names of the pallbearers follow: William Huibregtse, John Daane, Harry Draayers, John Brill, Garret Lemkuil and Ed. Daane.

Deceased was born November 27, 1874, in Oostburg. On February 12, 1895, he was married to Miss Jane Grasskamp. He was a resident of this village all his life and an active member of the Presbyterian church, serving as deacon for the three years prior to his demise.

The survivors are the widow; one son, Harvey; five sisters, Mrs. Henry Marion and Mrs. Matt De Gus of Washington, Mrs. James C. Van Ess of Sheboygan, Mrs. John Dirkse and Mrs. James Van Ess of Oostburg, and one brother, Garrett Dekker of Adell.


Henrietta Dieckmann - November 16, 1910
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The funeral of Mrs. Henrietta Dieckmann, mother of Mayor Dieckmann, will be held from the residence on North Eighth street at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, with interment in Wildwood cemetery. Rev. W. F. Horstmeier of the German Reformed church will officiate.

In the passing of Mrs. Dieckmann, one of the earliest pioneers of Sheboygan county is summoned to her final reward. Born July 31, 1831 in Germany she came with her parents to this country and to Sheboygan in 1847. Four years later she was married to Gerhard Dieckmann, who died a number of years ago. She closed her earthly career in the old homestead at the corner of North Eighth and Michigan avenue which had been her abode since 1858. The decedent had witnessed Sheboygan grow from a mere hamlet to a prosperous city. A true mother, in every sense of the word, she was happiest when surrounded by those near and dear to her. During the last year there had been a general decline, and while she suffered some at times, the end came peacefully. A mother is always missed in the home, and though Mrs. Dieckmann lived to a ripe old age, still a mother's chair is vacant, and the children mourn. She is survived by seven children, Hon. Theodore Dieckmann, mayor of this city, Gerhard Dieckmann and Miss Henrietta of this city, Louis in the West, Robert in the East, Miss Emma Dieckmann of Chicago and Mrs. Plappert of Appleton.


Charles Doerges - The Sheboygan Press - December 7, 1910
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Charles Doerges, aged 62 years died this morning at 5 o'clock in the St. Nicholas hospital, from heart trouble having been in the hospital for the past two weeks. He is survived by a wife and two sons Henry and Louis, both of this city. The body was removed to the undertaking parlors of J. H. Nickel on the Calumet road. The funeral arrangements have not been made.


Julia Draayers - The Sheboygan Press - February 26, 1934
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Mrs. Draayers Of County Dies Today Of Heart Ailment

Oostburg - Mrs. Julia Draayers, aged 81, passed away at 8:10 a.m., today, after a lingering heart ailment.

Mrs. Draayers was born May 22, 1852, in Gelderland, Netherlands, and came to America with her parents at the age of three years.

Survivors are: six children, Mrs. Isaac Lemahieu of Oostburg; Mrs. Anna Warfield of Great Falls, Mt.; Mrs. Ray Knickle of River Falls, Wis.; Harry, Louis and Almond Draayers of Oostburg; sixteen grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Delia De Smidt of Sheboygan, and one brother, Bart Grotenhuis, of Oostburg. Here husband preceded her in death on Nov. 23, 1912; one daughter, Dina, died Aug. 30, 1911, at the age of 23 years, and one son died in infancy.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at the Draayers home and at 1:00 p.m. at the First Reformed church. The Rev. A. T. Laman will officiate and burial will be made in the Oostburg cemetery.


Angeline Drews - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - May 29, 1973 - p.16
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Mrs. Angeline Drews, 67, of R. 1, Cascade, widow of Arno F. Sr., died Monday morning at her Lake Ellen home of an apparent heart attack.

The former Angeline Lorger was born in Sheboygan, June 21, 1905, daughter of the late Simon and Josephine Lorger.

On June 19, 1926 she was married to Mr. Drews in Sheboygan. He died in 1959.

Mrs. Drews was a member of Sloga Lodge No. 10 and the Progressive Slovene Women of America.

Survivors include two sons, Arno Jr., Torrence, Calif., and James, R. 1, Sheboygan; a daughter, Mr. Albert {Joyce} Beyersdorf, Sheboygan Falls; five grandchildren; three brothers, Stanley, Miros and Henry, all of Sheboygan; and two sisters, Mrs. Josephine Weyer, Cascade, and Mrs. Norman Roets, Milwaukee.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Gerend-Habermann Funeral Home with the Rev. Louis Ko?, pastor of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, officiating. Burial will be in Greendale Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday. Memorial services will be held there at 7 p.m. by the Sloga Lodge and by the Progressive Slovenian Women of America at 7:15.


Arno F. Drews, Sr. - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - June 25, 1959 - p.10
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Arno F. Drews Sr., 53, Town of Lyndon resident, died late Wednesday evening at St. Nicholas Hospital. He had been ill for the past two years.

Born in the Town of Sheboygan on Sept. 5, 1905, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Drews, he attended Immanuel Lutheran School. He was united in marriage to the former Angeline Lorger in Sheboygan on June 19, 1926. Mr. Drews was employed at the Kohler Co. as an electrician until 1954. He served as town constable for the Town of Sheboygan and also was a fireman in the Town of Sheboygan and at Cascade.

He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Arno Jr. of Torrance, Calif., and James, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Albert {Joyce} Beyersdorf of Sheboygan Falls; two grandchildren; five brothers, Ferdinand, Val, Fred and Harvey of Sheboygan, and John of Milwaukee; five sisters, Mrs. Theresa Mueller, Mrs. Carlos {Mary} Wagner, Mrs. Barney {Meta} Stroschein and Mrs. Viola Kaker, all of Sheboygan, and Mrs. Alice Spude of Sturgeon Bay, Wis.

His parents, one brother and one sister preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Gerend's Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Burgdorf, assistant pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Greendale Cemetery.

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

Funeral - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - June 29, 1959 - p.12

Last rites for Arno Drews Sr., 53, a resident of the Town of Lyndon who died Wednesday, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Gerend's Funeral Home.

The Rev. Donald Burgdorf, assistant pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, officiated and burial was in Greendale Cemetery.

Emil Klewin sang "The Lord is My Shepherd," and "What a Friend We Have in Jesus." Henry Schultz was organist.

Pallbearers were Carlos, Ronald, Henry, LeRoy, Harley and Myron Mueller.


Elvera Drews - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - December 18, 1965 - p.16
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Mrs. Harvey {Elvera} Drews, 51, of 2332 Indiana Ave., died at St. Nicholas Hospital early today after suffering an apparent heart attack at her home.

Born in Sheboygan Dec. 17, 1914, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Heck, attended Holy Name School, and was married to Mr. Drews on Nov. 21, 1936.

Survivors are her husband; a son, Thomas of Sheboygan, and one grandchild. One daughter also preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Ramm Funeral Home. The Rev. Herbert Stelter, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

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


Bart Donahue - The Sheboygan Press - September 22, 1911
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Death Of Bart Donahue

Deceased Had Been Member of County Board for Four Years. Town Chairman and Assessor of Mitchell Township. Forty-Eight Years Old.

Bart Donahue of Mitchell Township, who for four years had been a member of the county board, died at Waukesha night before last at half past seven o'clock. The cause of death was diabetes. The deceased was ill for about nine months and went to Waukesha for treatments. He was forty-eight years old and a life long resident of this county in which he was born. He lived on the homestead in Mitchell for thirty-six years. He has been town chairman of Mitchell for four years and occupied a place on the county board. At one time, too, he was assessor of Mitchell.

About three years ago he was preceded in death by his wife. The deceased is survived by four sons, ranging in age from ten to sixteen, who are now left orphans. They are George, Jerry, Leo and Cyril. Two brothers, Mike of Elton, Wis., and Timothy of Glenbeulah and three {sic} sisters, Mrs. B. W.Collins of this city, Mrs. J. Dendinger of Nebraska, Miss Kathryn Donahue of Antigo and Miss Nellie Donahue of this city also survive. The deceased was an uncle of District Attorney Collins.

The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at ten o'clock from the late home of the deceased in Mitchell. Rev. Father Fischer of St. Michaels Catholic church in the township will officiate. Interment will be in the Mitchell cemetery.


Christine Duchow - The Sheboygan Press - January, 1937
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Mrs. Duchow Is Called To Rest At Home Wednesday

Mrs. Christine Duchow, {nee Christine Jahnke} 77, wife of Fred Duchow, route 2, Sheboygan, passed away at 1:50 p.m. Wednesday {January 13, 1937}, at her home.

She was born in Pommern, Germany, March 24, 1859, and was married there to Fred Duchow October 27, 1879. Four years later the couple came to this country, settling in Wood Lake City, Michigan, and four years after that they came to this city where they have resided ever since.

Survivors are her husband and five children, two daughters, Mrs. Fred Beiersdorf and Mrs. Paul Grupe, this city; three sons, William Duchow of West Allis and Frank and Erwin Duchow of this city; twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Four children died in infancy and one son, Henry died November 9, 1936.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Ramm Funeral home and at 3:15 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran church, the Rev. Edward Krause officiating. Burial will be made in Lutheran cemetery. The body may be viewed at the funeral home from 8 p.m. today until the time of the services.


Frederick Duchow - The Sheboygan Press - December, 1941
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F. Duchow, Aged Resident, Passed Away At Hospital

Frederick Duchow, 88, Route 2, Sheboygan, died this morning at 8:30 o'clock at Sheboygan Memorial hospital.

He was born in Germany on May 9, 1853 {son of Christian Duchow and Christine Schwarz}, married Christine Jahnke on Oct. 27, 1879, and the family came to a farm in Michigan in 1883. Four years later they moved to Sheboygan.

He was employed at the Phoenix Chair company as a night watchman for a number of years and for 15 years he operated Taverns on Indiana avenue and south Twelfth street. He returned to Phoenix company as night watchman later and then retired.

Mr. Duchow was well known in the city for his pleasant disposition. He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Sick society. His wife died on Jan. 13, 1937. Survivors are two daughters and three sons, Mrs. Fred Beiersdorf, Mrs. Paul Grupe, and Erwin of Route 3, Sheboygan, Frank of this city and William of West Allis, grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and one brother William, Route 3.


Henry F. Duchow - The Sheboygan Press - November, 1936
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Accident In Manitowoc County Proves Fatal Early Today

Driver Escapes Death


Henry F. Duchow, 41, of 2516 Elizabeth street, died in St. Nicholas hospital at 1 a.m. today {November 9, 1936} from internal injuries received at 8 p.m. Sunday, when the car he was riding in side-swiped a concrete bridge on Highway 42, just outside of Spring Valley, in Manitowoc County.

The deceased was born April 24, 1895, here in Sheboygan, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Duchow. He attended the Immanuel Lutheran school and was confirmed at the Immanuel Lutheran church.

On May 19, 1917, he was married to Miss Helen Fischer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Fischer.

Funeral Wednesday

He was a member of the St. Paul's Lutheran church, and was employed for a number of years as foreman in the iron department of the Garton Toy company.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Ballhorn Funeral Temple and at 2 o'clock at the St. Paul's Lutheran church. The Rev. Edward Schmidt will have charge, and burial will be made in the family lot in Lutheran cemetery.

Survivors are his parents and wife; two children, Norbert, 17, and Melba, 8, two sisters, Mrs. Fred Beiersdorf and Mrs. Paul Grupe, and three brothers, William of West Allis, and Frank and Erwin of Sheboygan.


Frank Duchow - The Sheboygan Press - April, 1961
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Frank Duchow, 75, of 1813 S. 14th St. died at St. Nicholas Hospital Monday evening following a brief illness.

He was born in Morley, Michigan on May 11, 1885, a son of Fred and Christine {Jahnke} Duchow. He came to Sheboygan with his parents as a child and attended the Immanuel Lutheran School.

On Aug. 1, 1908 he married Miss Bertha Mahnke at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Sheboygan. He was employed by the Phoenix Chair Co. as a foreman until his retirement in 1956.

He was a member of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his wife, two sons, Frank of Sheboygan, and Elder of Clintonville, Wis., two daughters, Mrs. Ray {Helen} Junge and Mrs. Harold {Margaret} Spatt, both of Sheboygan, one brother, William of West Allis, one sister, Mrs. Fred {Mary} Beiersdorf of Sheboygan, 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and one sister.

Funeral services will be held at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Ernst Stoehling officiating. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Ramm Funeral Home from 4 p.m. Wednesday until 10 a.m. Thursday and at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of the services.


Christian Duchow - The Sheboygan Press - August 30, 1915
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Mr. Christ Duchow died this morning around 5:00 A.M. in his home in Krieg's Addition after a lengthy illness of the stomach {cancer}.

He was born on May 9, 1858, {son of Christian Duchow and Christine Schwartz} and came in 1883 to America. Shortly thereafter he married {Louise Juergen} and is survived by his wife and five children.

{Children: Mrs. Herman {Marie} Winscher; Mrs. John {Anna} Mahlke; William; Mrs. Alfred {Emelia} Boenisch; and Albert. Children who preceded him in death were Mrs. Fred {Wilhelmina} Wesenberg, and baby son Franz}.

He was a member of the German Land-Defense Men's Society.

The funeral begins on Thursday afternoon at 2:00 P.M., leaving the home to the Lutheran Cemetery. Pastor Theodore Laetsch of Immanuel Congregation will officiate.


Louise Duchow - The Sheboygan Press - December, 1938
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Mrs. Duchow Of Koerner's Addition Dies On Saturday

Mrs. Louise Duchow, 87, Koerner's Addition passed away at 10:10 p.m. Saturday {December 24, 1938} at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alfred Boenisch.

She was born in Germany on June 30, 1859, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gottfried Juergen. She came to this country in 1883 and was united in marriage to Christ Duchow the same year. After residing for several years in Michigan the family moved to Sheboygan where they have made their home since that time. She was a devoted mother and a faithful pioneer member of Immanuel Lutheran church.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Herman Winscher and Mrs. Alfred Boenisch of Sheboygan and Mrs. John Mahlke of St. Paul, Minn.; one son, Albert Duchow of Sheboygan; 16 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Minnie Kolbe, Mrs. Augusta Beiersdorf, Mrs. Marie Schrader and Mrs. Ernestine Kuehl; and one brother, William Juergen. Her husband, two sons and one daughter preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Steffen's funeral chapel and at 2 o'clock at the Immanuel Lutheran church. The Rev. Edward Krause will officiate and burial will be made in the Lutheran cemetery. The body may be seen from Monday evening until the time of services. The casket will not be opened at the church.


Ernestine Duchow - The Sheboygan Press - May, 1906
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Ernestine {Remus} Duchow, wife of Gottfried Duchow, died Sunday evening {May 19, 1906} in her home in town Mitchell after a long illness.

She was born on May 13, 1866 in Woltersdorf, Pommern {Germany} and reached the age of 40 years, 7 days. She came to America with her husband when she was about 20 years old. At first they lived in Michigan, then in the City of Sheboygan, then in town Mitchell where Mr. Duchow has had a farm for the last 10 years.

Survivors of the deceased include four children aged 9 to 20, {Fred, William, Alma, and Ella},her mother Louise Remus of Sheboygan, four sisters, including Auguste in Sheboygan and brother Wilhelm in Sheboygan, and a brother and a sister in Germany.

The funeral was yesterday afternoon with burial at the Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Dundee, Pastor Muztow officiating.


Peter Dooley - Plymouth Reporter - November 17, 1906
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Peter Dooley died Monday eve Nov. 12th at his home, Town of Lyndon. Born in King's County, Ireland, November 1828, he came to America in 1850 and two years later came to Sheboygan County, settling in the Town of Lyndon. He married twice: First Johanna Waist who died in 1875. Secondly Mary McColm in Fond du Lac, in 1879. Survivors: his wife and children: Margaret, Peter, Patrick, and Charles. Burial at St. Mary's in Cascade.


Henry DeMarb - The Sheboygan Press - 1961
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Henry DeMarb, 83, of 3116 N. 11th St., died at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday at St. Nicholas Hospital following a lingering illness.

He was born March 26, 1877, at Oconto, Wis. As a young boy he moved to Egg Harbor with his foster parents, attended the public schools there and was confirmed at St. John's Catholic Church.

On Nov. 5, 1895, he married Miss Jennie Vertz, also of Egg Harbor, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay.

The couple lived in Egg Harbor until 1928, and then moved to Sheboygan. He was employed by the Garton Toy Co. until his retirement in 1935.

Mr. DeMarb was a member of the Holy Name Catholic Church of Sheboygan and the Holy Name Society of the church.

Survivors include his wife; five sons, Joseph of Green Bay, Fred of Sheboygan, Wilburt of Rockford, Ill., Raymond of Fond du Lac and Earl of Cedarburg; five daughters, Mrs. Walter {Elize} Stroschein of Sheboygan, Mrs. Henry {Jennie} Raymond of Green Bay, Mrs. Clarence {Laura} Vanidestine of Peshtigo, Mrs. Laurence {Lillian} Clark of Crivitz, Wis., and Mrs. Otto {Blanche} Klein of Manitowoc; 34 grandchildren; 86 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers and one sister.

Preceding him in death were one daughter, one son, two sisters and one brother.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Findeisen and Greiser Funeral Home in Green Bay and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Philip's Catholic Church there. Burial will be in Fort Howard Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels from 3 p.m. Thursday to 10 p.m. Thursday, and at the Findeisen and Greiser Funeral Home from 3 p.m. Friday until the time of the services.

A parish and Holy Name Society vigil will be held at Ballhorn's chapels at 8 p.m. Thursday.

{Note: Henry DeMarb was the son of Clarinda Smith of Little Suamico, Oconto Co., and given up for adoption shortly after birth. B.H.}


Josephine DeMarb - The Sheboygan Press - June 12, 1964
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Mrs. DeMarb Killed In Oconto Accident

The mother of two Sheboygan residents - Mrs. Josephine DeMarb, 87, of '441 Bellevue St., Green Bay - was fatally injured Wednesday in a two-car collision near Klondike in Oconto County.

Mrs. DeMarb, whose husband, Henry, died in 1961, resided at Sheboygan until two years ago. She had made her home at Green Bay with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Raymond, since then.

Oconto County authorities said she was a passenger in a car driven by her son-in-law, who, along with his wife, Jenny, and another of Mrs. DeMarb's daughters, Mrs. Clarence Vanedistine of Peshtigo, were thrown into a wire fence following the impact.

The three survivors from the Raymond car were taken to a hospital at Marinette, where their condition is described as "fair to good."

Kenneth Brosig, 18, of Pound, driver of the other car, was not seriously hurt, according to authorities.

Mrs. DeMarb was born in Mishicot and in 1895 was married to Henry DeMarb at Sturgeon Bay. The couple lived at Egg Harbor on a farm until moving to Sheboygan in 1928. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in 1960.

Funeral services will be held at St. Philip Church at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, with Msgr. Theodore Verbeten celebrant of the funeral Mass. Burial will be at Fort Howard Cemetery.

Friends may call at Findeisen-Greiser Funeral Home from now until time of services.

Survivors include: five sons, Joseph of Green Bay, Fred of Sheboygan, Wilbert of Rockford, Ill., Raymond of Fond du Lac, Earl of Cedarberg, and five daughters, Mrs. Walter {Elizabeth} Stroschein of Sheboygan, Mrs. Henry {Jenny} Raymond of Green Bay, Mrs. Clarence {Laura} Vanedistine of Peshtigo, Mrs. Lawrence {Lillie} Clark of Marinette, Mrs. Otto {Blanche} Klein of Manitowoc.

She also is survived by one sister, Mrs. Margaret Speigel, Sturgeon Bay; three brothers, William, Joseph, and Larry Vertz, all of Sturgeon Bay; 3 grandchildren; 100 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren.


Edward Dooley - The Sheboygan Press - February - 1954
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Edward Dooley, 87, a retired farmer, died suddenly Saturday morning at his farm home in the town of Mitchell.

He was born Aug. 29, 1866, in New York State, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Martin Dooley, and made his home in Sheboygan County most of his life.

Only immediate survivor is a brother, William, of Town Mitchell. His parents and two half-brothers preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at the Gentine Funeral home, Plymouth, and at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Church in Town Mitchell. The Rev. {cut off} Schmidt, pastor, will be {cut off}. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The body will lie in state {last two sentences cut off}.

{Note: Edward Dooley died Feb. 6, 1954.}


William Dooley - The Sheboygan Press - August - 1954
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William Dooley, 82, retired farmer of the town of Mitchell, died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Nicholas Hospital, Sheboygan, following a several months illness.

He was born Jan. 27, 1872, in the town of Plymouth, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Martin Dooley. He is survived by two nieces, Mrs. John Karnold, Dearborn, Mich., and Mrs. Ed Hartmann, Sheboygan R. 4.

A brother Edward died Feb. 6, 1954. Two half brothers also preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at the Gentine Funeral home, Plymouth, and at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church, town of Mitchell.

The Rev. Louis Schmidt will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Members of the parish will hold a vigil at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. today. Friends may call this evening and tomorrow at the funeral home.


Bertha Duchow - The Sheboygan Press - December - 1973
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Mrs. Bertha Duchow, 86, widow of Frank, formerly of 1813 S. 14th St., a Sunny Ridge resident, died there late Saturday afternoon.

She was born in Germany on Nov. 15, 1887, daughter of the late August and Wilhelmina Mahnke, and came to this country with her parents at the age of four and attended Bethlehem Lutheran School.

On Aug. 1, 1907, she was married to Mr. Duchow. He died in April, 1961.

Mrs. Duchow was a member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid.

Surviving are two sons, Frank and Elder; two daughters, Mrs. Harold {Helen} Spatt, and Mrs. Raymond {Margaret} Junge, all of Sheboygan; 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Arthur Mahnke, Sheboygan; and a sister Mrs. Henry Lindner of Kenosha.

She was preceded by a brother.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Andrew Church, with the Rev. John I. Hagen, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home after 4 today, until 10 a.m. Tuesday, and at the church from 11 to the time of services.

A memorial fund has been established in Mrs. Duchow's name for St. Andrew Church.


Dianna Mae Duchow - The Sheboygan Press - Circa 1971
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Miss Dianna Mae Duchow, 28, of 1726 N. 9th St., died at her home this morning following a lengthy illness.

She was born on Sept. 2, 1943 in Sheboygan to Mr. and Mrs. Elder E. Duchow.

She attended Longfellow School special classes and the Clintonville Opportunity School while the family resided in Clintoville from 1957-62.

Miss Duchow was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church.

She was confirmed in Christus Lutheran Church at Clintonville in 1959.

Survivors are her parents; a brother, Jack, of Minneapolis; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Bertha Duchow, Sheboygan; and her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Price, also of Sheboygan.

Private family services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels with the Rev. Donald J. Knecht, St. Peter pastor, officiating.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 6-9 p.m.

A memorial fund has been established in Miss Duchow's name.


Emilie Duchow - The Sheboygan Press - Circa 1971
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Mrs. Frank Duchow, 52, of 742 Indian Mound Rd., Black River, died of a heart ailment at her home Monday.

County Coroner Richard Suscha, who was called to the home, said Mrs. Duchow was found dead in bed by her husband when he returned from work about 5:30 p.m. The coroner placed the time of death about 10:30 a.m.

The former Emilie Weber, she was born in Sheboygan, March 15, 1919, a daughter of Mrs. Marie and the late John Weber. She attended Trinity Lutheran School and graduated from Central High in 1938.

Her marriage to Mr. Duchow took place in Trinity Lutheran Church on June 1, 1940.

Mrs. Duchow had been employed by H.C. Prange Co. for the past 12 years.

She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and the Black River Advancement Association.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a son, Frank R., Sheboygan; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth {Bonnie} Norenberg, Sheboygan; a grandchild; her mother; a brother, David Weber, Madison, and a sister, Mrs. Lloyd Kaland, Sheboygan.

Two brothers and a sister preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bethlehem Church. The Rev. Earl Finnigsmier, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home after 4 p.m. Wednesday, until 10 a.m. Thursday, and at the church from 11 a.m. until time of service.

A memorial fund in Mrs. Duchow's name has been established for Bethlehem Church.


Christy Devoy - Monday - October 9, 1961
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Funeral services were held last week at Kelwona, Canada for Christy Devoy, 84, a native of Sheboygan, who died at his home at the age of 84. He was the last of 10 children of the Devoy family. He had spent his boyhood in Glenbeulah area & left Sheboygan Co. for Canada in 1916. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Rediske, Plymouth and two sons, Vernon and Ray both of Milwaukee.


Christopher Devoy
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Passed away September 28, 1961 in Kelowna B. C. at the Kelowna General Hospital in B.C. he was a resident of 1019 Harvey Ave. where he had lived for 45 years with his wife Jeneville {Miller} Devoy. He was born December 24, 1879 in Glenbeulah, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin and had spent his childhood in Glenbeulah, until he left in 1916 to come to British Columbia leaving behind his children Evelyn, Raymond and Vernon. Surviving him are Mrs. Evelyn {Ernest} Rediske of Plymouth, Raymond Devoy & wife Christine of Milwaukee and Vernon Devoy & wife Eunice of Milwaukee. Funeral arrangments will be announced at a later dated.


Gilbert P. Devoy - May 24, 1982
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Gilbert P. {Kelly} Devoy, former Sheboygan Co. resident died May 16 in Milwaukee after a lingering illness. A memorial Mass was celebrated on May 19 at St. Mary's Czestochowa in Milwaukee. He was born April 20, 1904 in the Town of Greenbush, Sheboygan County, the son of Patrick and Mary {O'Malley} DeVoy. He graduated from Glenbeulah High School. After attending Marquette Unversity, he was employed by the City of Sheboygan prior to moving to Milwaukee, where he work for the Milwaukee School Recreation Department for 38 years. After retiring, he was self employed in the landscape contracting business. On July 3, 1929 he married Meraida LaVoy. Survivors are his wife and four grandchildren.


Catherine Devoy - November 20, 1933
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Miss Catherine Devoy, a resident of this village passed away suddenly at Fond du Lac on Thurday evening November 16. The deceased, a daughter of Bernard and Catherine E. {Collins} Devoy, was born on the homestead near this village on April 13, 1865. She had been spending some time in Fond du Lac. She leaves the following, one sister Mrs. Anna Farland of Almira, New York, two brothers, James of Oakfield and Patrick of Glenbeulah, and a large circle of relatives and friends. The remains were brought to the home of her brother Patrick Devoy, where services were held Monday at 9 o'clock and at St. Fridolin Catholic Church at 10:00 o'clock. Burial was in the family plot at Greenbush, the Rev. A. J. Reinl officiating.


Bernard Devoy - 1885
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Bernard Devoy, an old and esteemed resident of the Town Greenbush, died Friday, at the age of fifty-two years. A wife and ten children with the community mourn his death. The deceased was a good neighbor, and a kind husband and father, and a useful and upright citizen. The funeral occurred Sunday. The remains were interred in the newly purchased grounds for a Catholic cemetery.


Katherine Devoy - Plymouth Reporter - April 3, 1915
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Mrs. Katherine Devoy, a highly respected citizen of this village passed away Thurday morning, March 25, after an illness of only a few days of pneumonia at the age of seventy-five years. Deceased was born in Ireland coming to Sheboygan County when quite young. She was united in marriage to John Devoy, who passed away about 10 years ago. She leaves nine children as follows: John Devoy, Mrs. Minnie Glynn, Mrs. Sarah Grimes, Christy Devoy, Mrs. Katharine Glynn Mrs. Anna Gannon, Mrs. Lizzie Grimes Glenbeulah; Wm. Devoy of Fond du Lac and Jos. Devoy of Chicago; all of whom were present at the obsequies. A number of grandchildren also survive to mourn her departure. The funeral was held Saturday morning at 10:00 o'clock, Rev. Kroha saying Mass with interment in Greenbush.

The Sheboygan Press - Friday - March 26, 1915 - p. 1 - c. 4

Mrs. John Devoy Dies In Glenbeulah. Was A Pioneer Resident Of The Town Of Greenbush.


Mrs. John DeVoy, Sr., died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Glynn of Glenbeulah Thursday morning. The funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Saturday morning from St. Fridolin's Catholic church with interment in the family lot at Greenbush.

Mrs. DeVoy was 76 years of age, her maiden name being Kathryn Maloney. She was born in Mayo County, Ireland, and came to this country when nineteen years of age. She was married to John DeVoy in New York in 1859. A few years later they moved to the Town of Greenbush where they made their home on a farm until Mr. DeVoy's death about ten years ago. She is survived by nine children, five daughters, Mrs. John {Minnie} Glynn, Mrs. Anthony {Sarah} Grimes, Mrs. Thomas {Catherine}Glynn, Mrs. Philip {Ann} Gannon and Mrs. William {Elizabeth} Grimes; four sons, John and Christy of Glenbeulah. Joe, of Chicago and William, of Fond du Lac. All of the family was with her at the time of her death.

Mrs. DeVoy was one of the best known of the older residents of the Town of Greenbush and for almost sixty years had been a resident in the western portion of the county. In the days when they came to this county is was in its primitive state, and both Mr. and Mrs. DeVoy endured the lots that fell to the average pioneer in clearing the forests and getting ready to make a livelihood by tilling the soil. The DeVoy home was always a place where neighbors liked to congregate and a warm welcome was always assured.

Mrs. DeVoy was a woman who, through her pleasing personality, acquired a large acquaintanceship and those who knew her realized her many sterling qualities. The family has the sympathy at this time of their many friends.


Jane Devoy - Wednesday - January 29, 1958
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Jane {Hunt} Devoy wife of the late Thomas Farrell Devoy pass away at the age of 93 a resident of Milwaukee, mother of Ruth Devoy, Wisconsin, Mrs. Louise {John H.} Giles, Sheboygan, William Edward Devoy Detroit Mich., and Thomas Devoy, grandmother of Mrs. Louella {Gregory} Farber of Wi. Services and Interrement will be held in London Ontario Canada on Sat. Friends may call at Philip J. Weiss Inc. rooms 1901 N. Farwell at E. Kane Pl from 4 p. m. to 8 p. m. Thurday. Memorials to the Wisconsin chapter of the Arthritis and Rheumation foundation will be appreciated.


Wilford Darling - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - December 15, 1951 - p. 14
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Funeral services for Wilford Darling, 84, of Cascade, were held at 10 a.m., Monday, at St. Mary’s Catholic church. The Rev. L. Schmidt was celebrant of the requiem high mass and burial was made in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers were Thomas Gilboy, John Murry, Ernest Miller, George Phalen, Will Holbrooks and James Gill.

Survivors of the deceased include three daughters, Mrs. Geo. Hageman, Mrs. Harold King and Mrs. Francis Wals; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


Mrs. Carl Dannenberg - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - September 12, 1950 - p. 10
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Funeral services for Mrs. Carl Dannenberg, 42, of 2119 N. Eleventh street, who passed away early Saturday morning at her home, were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Ballhorn Funeral chapels. The Rev. August Grollmus, pastor of St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed church, officiated and burial was made in the Wildwood cemetery.

Pallbearers were Robert Winkel, Rueben Henseleit, Daniel, Harvey and Allen Erbstoeszer, and LaVerne Karls.

During the services Miss Jean Geres sang “Abide with Me“ and “Asleep in Jesus”.

Among those attending the services were Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lemke of Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Willard Dannenberg of Stevens Point, and Mr. and Mrs. Otto Martin of Waukon, Iowa.


Gerhard Dieckmann - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - September 22, 1950 - p. 6
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After an illness of a week, Gerhard Dieckmann, 81, passed away at St. Nicholas hospital at 1:15 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. He made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Daehn and family, 1026 Michigan avenue, for approximately seven years.

The birth of Mr. Dieckmann took place in Sheboygan on July 2, 1869, and his parents, the late Gerhard and Henriette Dieckmann, were pioneer residents of the community. The deceased was efficient in banking and investments and worked in banks in Tacoma, Wash., New York, N.Y., and Nebraska before returning to the state of his birth, where he was employed in Sheboygan Falls and Cleveland banks before he retired from active business and returned to Sheboygan to live.

His father opened a savings account for him in the Bank of Sheboygan shortly after it was organized, and he had the distinction of never having withdrawn a penny from it. He held to the practice of thrift out of respect to his father, who taught him the principle of saving. Throughout his long life he was an inveterate reader and he was a familiar figure at Mead Public library, where he went daily to peruse newspapers and magazines. Children pleased him and he had a kindly interest in them, often stopping them to give them coins. He enjoyed reminiscing because he knew about the city’s history and its residents.

Mr. Dieckmann was a faithful member of Zion Reformed church, where he was baptized and confirmed.

The only survivor is Mrs. William A. Boettiger, the last member of the family, the parents, three brothers and two sisters having preceded Mr. Dieckmann in death.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock on Monday afternoon from the Robert H. Kroos Funeral home. Dr. E. H. Wessler, pastor of Zion Reformed church, will officiate and burial will take place on the family lot in Wildwood cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 11 a.m. on Sunday until the time of services.

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

Funeral services for Gerhard Dieckmann, 81, who passed away Thursday at St. Nicholas hospital, were held at 2 p.m., Monday - at the Robert H. Kroos Funeral home. The Rev. E. H. Wessler, pastor of the Zion Reformed church, officiated, and burial was made in the family lot in Wildwood cemetery.

During the services Mrs. Elsie Engelking and Mrs. Gilbert Feld sang, “Naher Mein Gott Zu Dir”, and “Abide With Me”. They were accompanied by Miss Hattie Rodewald.

Pallbearers were Robert Breuchel, John Warrens, R. Mueller, Herbert Daehn, Chris Gehr, and Paul E. Scheele.

Among the many floral tributes were those from the officers and directors of the Security National Bank, and the officers and directors of the Bank of Sheboygan.


Peter DeWitt - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - September 25, 1950 - p. 13
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Peter DeWitt, Route 3, Sheboygan, passed away at his home Saturday morning.

Born in the town of Holland May 22, 1881, he was the son of Dirk and Cornelia DeWitt. He attended rural school and was a fisherman for 11 years.

He was married to Miss Olga Brehm on June 2, 1909. Following their marriage the couple moved to a farm on Highway 141, just south of the Milwaukee Northern tracks.

Mr. DeWitt was a member of the Black River Advancement association and an honorary member of the Gehrke Conservation club.

Survivors are his wife and one son, Alan, of this city, and a daughter, Mrs. Carlton (Doris) Heller of Manitowoc. Eight grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Jennie Peterson of this city, also survive. His parents and four sisters preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ramm Funeral home. The Rev. Carl Schroer of Random Lake will officiate and burial will be in the Lutheran cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from Sunday evening until the time of the services.

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

Funeral services for Peter DeWitt, route 3, Sheboygan, who passed away at his home Saturday - were held at the Ramm Funeral home at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. Carl O. Schroer of Random Lake officiated, and burial was made in Lutheran cemetery.

Pallbearers were Les and Jesse Oppeneer, Arthur Peterson, Harmon Wassink, LaVern and Wilmer Pierce.

During the services at the funeral home, Kenneth Lang sang, “In The Sweet Bye and Bye” and “Abide With Me”.

Among the floral tributes were those from the Gehrke Conservation club, Employees South Foundry of Kohler, Arndt Bros. Co., Sheboygan County Selective Service Board No. 68, and the neighbors.

Those who attended the services from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Heller and family of Manitowoc, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Brehm, Mrs. Carl Reyer, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. A. Brehm of Colby, Mrs. Bryon Talcott of Marshfield, Mrs. Clarence Smulan of Milwaukee and relatives and friends from Cedar Grove, Oostburg and within the county.


Catherine Devoy - Sheboygan Press Telegram - Monday - March 27, 1922 - p. 6 - c. 6
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Mrs. Catherine Devoy Pioneer Resident of Glenbeulah is Dead.

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Mrs. Catharine Devoy, a much loved and highly respected resident of this village and a pioneer of the county, passed away at her home Thursday night after an illnesss of only a few days of pneumonia. Deceased was born in New Port, Ireland. She went to Liverpool when fourteen years of age where she remained with her sister for four years coming to America in 1852. She was married to Bernard Devoy April 10, 1855 at Ithica, N.Y., and came to Sheboygan and thence to Greenbush by stage, settling on a farm now occupied by her son, Patrick, about one mile west of the village where she resided until about eighteen years ago; she moved to the village where she has resided since. Thirteen children were born to them of which six survive as follows, Mrs. F. Donohue, Edward, Glenbeulah; Mrs. Walter McFarland, Elmira, N.Y.; James Devoy, Plymouth; Miss Kathryn Devoy, and Patrick, Glenbeulah, besides twenty-five grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren. Decedent was one of the first members of St. Fridolin’s Catholic church. For a long time there was only an Indian trail from her home to Glenbeulah. This place was only a hamlet of a few houses. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock with requiem high mass. Interment will be made in Greenbush by the side of her husband who passed on about thirty-five years ago.

Sheboygan Press Telegram - Wednesday - March 29, 1922 - p. 6 - c. 2

Mrs. George Lamb, Mrs. Patrick Ryan and Miss Margaret Seekins went to Glenbeulah this morning to attend the funeral of Mrs. Catherine Devoy, which was held at 10 o’clock this morning with interment in the Greenbush cemetery.

Sheboygan Press Telegram - Saturday - April 1, 1922 - p. 4 - c. 5

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank our neighbors and friends for the kindness and sympathy extended to us in our recent bereavement. The floral offerings were greatly appreciated. Catherine DeVoy, Sister and Brothers, Glenbeulah, Wis.

Sheboygan Press Telegram - Friday - April 7, 1922 - p. 7 - c. 6

Mrs. Owen Minch and P.M. Cain attended the funeral of Mrs. Catherine DeVoy at Glenbeulah last Wednesday.


Timothy Donohue - Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - July 3, 1939 - p. 2 - c. 5
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Timothy Donohue Summoned Today after an Illness

Timothy Donohue, 86, pioneer resident of Sheboygan county, and a resident of Glenbeulah for 80 years, died at St. Nicholas hospital this morning at 1 o’clock after a two-month’s illness.

He was born in Pottsville, Pa., Oct. 3, 1852. He came to Sheboygan county with his parents in 1856 and settled on a farm at Glenbeulah in 1858. He resided on the farm until 1925 when he retired and moved to Glenbeulah.

He married Mary Dooly in 1880 and she died in 1906. In 1908 he was married to Susan DeVoy, who died in 1928. One brother and five sisters also preceded him in death. He was a brother of the late Mrs. Joanna Collins of Sheboygan.

Survivors are a brother, Michael, of Glenbeulah; three nephews, Rev. Father Donohue and Jerry Donohue of Milwaukee, and Jerry Collins of Sheboygan.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 8:30 o’clock at the Gentine Funeral home at Plymouth and at 9 o’clock at the St. Fridolin church at Glenbeulah. Burial will be made in the church cemetery. Rev. Father A.J. Reinl of Elkhart Lake will officiate.

The body will lie in state at the funeral home from Tuesday noon until the time of the services on Wednesday.

Sheboygan Press - Friday - July 7, 1939 - p. 2 - c. 6

Timothy Donohue Funeral Services Held Wednesday


Plymouth ­ (Special) ­ The funeral services for Timothy Donohue, well known county resident, who passed away at St. Nicholas hospital in Sheboygan early Monday morning, were held on Wednesday morning at 8:30 o’clock at the Gentine funeral home and at 9 o’clock at St. Fridolin’s Catholic church in Glenbeulah. The Rev. A.J. Reinl officiated and interment was made in the church cemetery near Greenbush.

Pallbearers were George Mooney, Bernard R. Mooney, John O’Connell, Lawrence Scott, Harry Lampheer and J.J. DeVoy.

Among the out-of-town people who were present at the last rites were Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Donohue, Mr. and Mrs. Falsteadt and A.J. Klotz of Milwaukee; James DeVoy, Mrs. Anna Crosby and Foy Crosby of Fond du Lac; Jerry Collins and Miss Vera Collins of Sheboygan; Mr. and Mrs. Michael Donohue, Mrs. William O’Malley and Mr. and Mrs. Robert O’Malley of Glenbeulah; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dooley of Cascade, and Pat Devoy of the town of Greenbush.


Nellie Donohue - Sheboygan Press - April 24, 1913 - p. 5 - c. 4
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Stricken in Depot at Antigo

Miss Nellie Donohue who had taught school in the city for the past twenty-four years, died suddenly last evening at Antigo of apoplexy.

Miss Donohue was born in Sheboygan County and attended the public schools, and after graduating, took up teaching and came to Sheboygan, where she taught, up to Christmas time, when she resigned owing to ill health.

She went to Antigo for a visit with her brother and intended to leave last evening on her return. While waiting at the depot for the train she suffered a stroke and was hurried to the hospital in Antigo and died an hour later.

Mrs. Benjamin Collins of this city, a sister, left on the 9:40 train last evening for Antigo. The remains will be brought here this evening. A letter was received by relatives this morning stating that she would reach here today as she was going to stop over at Kaukauna last night. She is survived by five brothers and sisters: Mrs. Benjamin Collins, Sheboygan; Michael Donohue, Antigo; Miss Catherine residing at Elton, Wis.; Mrs. John Dendinger, Hartington, Neb., and Timothy Donohue at Glenbeulah.

The funeral arrangements have not been completed. Interment will probably take place in Mitchell.

The news of the sudden death of Miss Donohue will be received with great regret by a large following of friends here. While her health was not the best, her letters indicated that she was not in a serious condition.

Sheboygan Press - April 25, 1913 - p. ? - c. 4

The remains of Miss Nellie Donohue who died suddenly Wednesday evening at Antigo of apoplexy, arrived here yesterday afternoon and were taken to the home of her sister, Mrs. Benjamin Collins at 320 North Water street. Funeral services will be held at seven o’clock tomorrow morning at the home of her sister on North Water street from where she will be taken to the Catholic cemetery at Town Meeme, Manitowoc county. Services will be held at that cemetery at 10:30 o’clock.

Sheboygan Press - April 26, 1913 - p. 5 - c. 3

Funeral Held This Morning

Antigo Paper Gives Account of the Death of Miss Nellie Donohue Which Occurred in that City Thursday


The remains of Miss Nellie Donohue were taken from the residence of her sister, Mrs. Benjamin Collins, 320 N. Water street at 7 o’clock this morning to Meeme, where the funeral services were held in the Catholic church at 9 o’clock, interment following in the family lot.

A committee of teachers consisting of Miss Margaret Dynes, Mr. H. F. Leverenz, Miss Tillie Lieth and Mr. H. Brazure were present at the house representing the teachers of Sheboygaan. A quartet composed of Prof. Winkler, J.F. Palmer, Miss Melanie Lohmann and Miss Tillie Lieth rendered a selection at the house.

The floral offerings included a number of set pieces, one a handsome design from the teachers and pupils of the Lincoln school and there was also an offering from the entire schools of Sheboygan.

The Antigo New Item of this week contains the following account of the death of Miss Donohue.

“Then news of the sudden death of Miss Nellie Donohue passed like wild fire among her many friends in this city at an early hour last evening. Death was caused by hemorrhage of the brain.

“Miss Donohue, who had resided at Sheboygan, where she was employed in the public schools up to six months ago, resigned her position at that time and went for a prolonged visit with her brother, Mike Donohue, at Elton. She returned to this city yesterday afternoon enroute to Sheboygan. As she was about to board the train, Edward Doner who was with her, noticed that one of her limbs appeared inert, and that she moved it as a dead weight. No sooner had he made the observation than she asked him to summon Dr. Donohue, and then fell to the pavement before anyone could reach her side. Dr. E.J. Donohue arrived on the scene in a short time and one of the carriages at the depot was pressed into service as an ambulance to hurry her to the hospital. At the hospital the doctors immediately proceeded to work upon Miss Donohue, but their work was to no avail and she died at about seven o’clock.


Sebastian Diehl - Sheboygan Press - Thursday - March 24, 1927 - p. 17 - c. 3
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Sebastian Diehl Passes Away Here at Family Home

Sebastian Diehl, a foreman in the Dillingham Manufacturing company for fifty-seven years, passed away at 9:30 a.m. today at the family residence, 1523 Michigan avenue.

Mr. Diehl was born in Hessen Darmstadt, Germany, on May 7, 1853, and came with his parents, at the age of three years, to the United States. The family settled near Franklin in this county and for many years, after he had grown to manhood, Mr. Diehl worked as a tailor among the farmers.

In later years the family moved to Glenbeulah, and it was there that Mr. Diehl took employment with the Dillingham Manufacturing company. In 1884, when the Dillingham company moved to this city, Mr. Diehl also moved here and since that time he had made Sheboygan his home.

Since March 24, 1926, Mr. Diehl had been unable to work; and his health had been failing since.

On April 18, 1876, Mr. Diehl was married to Miss Mary Mueller, of Kiel. The ceremony was performed in Glenbeulah.

The survivors are the widow, three daughters, Mrs. Joseph Willihnganz, Mrs. August Zohlen, this city, and Miss Anna Diehl, at home, fifteen grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. A.E. Price, of Avon, Idaho.

Mr. Diehl was a member of the United Aid and the Dillingham Aid societies and also of the Holy Name society. He was well known throughout the city.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 8:30 a.m. from the late residence and at 9 a.m. from Holy Name church. Rev. Father Dreis will officiate and interment will be made in the North Side Catholic cemetery.

Sheboygan Press - Monday - March 28, 1927 - p. 11 - c. 5

Elkhart Lake ­ Mrs. Fred Zimmerman received the sad message on Thursday that her uncle, Sebastian Diehl, had died at his home in Sheboygan that day.

Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - March 29, 1927 - p. 10 - c. 5

Sebastian Diehl is Laid to Rest Here on Monday

The last sad rites for Sebastian Diehl, well known resident of the city, who died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the family residence, was held at 8:30 a.m. Monday from the late residence, 1523 Michigan avenue, and at 9 a.m. from Holy Name church. Rev. Father Dreis sang the requiem high mass, assisted by Rev. Stephen Zohlen, of St. Cloud, as deacon, and Rev. Father Orth of Holy Name church, as sub-deacon.

The pallbearers were Messrs. George Strigel, William Westphal, Ben Gottsacker, J. Bartzen, David Maloney and Oscar Loersch. Burial was made in the North Side Catholic cemetery.

Out-of-town visitors who came to attend the obsequies were Mr. and Mrs. Reinhart Becker, Miss Magdalen Mueller, Valentine Mueller, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Mueller, Mrs. Carrie Kissinger, and Mr. and Mrs. George Schmall, of Kiel; Arthur Kestell and Miss Lillian Zimmerman of New Holstein; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Zimmerman, Mrs. Philip Kissinger, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Platz, Mrs. Leonard Platz, of Elkhart Lake; Mr. and Mrs. Gust Neubauer, of Greenleaf; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Diehl, of Plymouth; Rev. Stephen Zohlen, Mrs. Josephine Zohlen and Miss Josephine Zohlen, all of St. Cloud.


Mary Diehl - Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - May 3, 1939 - p. 2 - c. 7
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Mrs. Mary Diehl Summoned Today

Mrs. Mary Diehl, 84, widow of the late Sebastian Diehl, passed away at her home, 1523 Michigan avenue, early this morning after being ill for the past several weeks.

The body will be taken to the Diehl home on Thursday afternoon where funeral services will be conducted.

Complete details as to the time of the funeral will be announced in Thursday’s Press.

Sheboygan Press - Thursday - May 4, 1939 - p. 8 - c. 3

Mrs. Mary Diehl is Called to Rest Here Wednesday


Mrs. Mary Diehl, 84, widow of the late Sebastian, and for many years a Sheboygan resident, died at her home, 1523 Michigan avenue, early Wednesday morning after a several weeks’ illness.

She was born May 26, 1864, in the town of Rhine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Mueller. On April 18, 1876, she was married to Mr. Diehl at St. Fridolin’s church, Glenbeulah. They lived in Glenbeulah for about eight years after their marriage and then came to Sheboygan.

A daughter, Annette, preceded her in death. Her husband died March 24, 1927. survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Joseph Willihnganz and Mrs. August Zohlen, city, and Miss Anna, at home; a sister, Mrs. Reinhardt Becker, Elkhart Lake; 15 grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren.

Mrs. Diehl was a member of Holy Name church, and St. Anne’s Altar and Mother’s society. In 1926 the couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at Holy Name church.

The body was removed from the Gerend Funeral home to the residence this afternoon, where it can be viewed until Saturday morning. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 8:30 o’clock at the home and at 9 o’clock with solemn requiem mass at Holy Name church, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Philipp Dreis officiating, with interment in Calvary cemetery.

Sheboygan Press - Saturday - May 6, 1939 - p. ? - c. 4

Mrs. Mary Diehl is Laid to Rest after Rites Here Today

Funeral services for Mrs. May Diehl, widow of Sebastian Diehl, who passed away at her home, 1523 Michigan avenue, Wednesday morning, were held at 8:30 a.m. today from the Diehl home and at 9 o’clock with a solemn requiem mass at Holy Name church.

The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Philipp Dreis acted as celebrant, the Rev. Carl Wagner as deacon, and the Rev. Edward Ziegler as sub-deacon. Interment was made on the Diehl lot in Calvary cemetery. Father Ziegler officiated at the grave.

The many floral tributes and spiritual bouquets offered by friends and relatives who attended the services attested the high esteem in which Mrs. Diehl was held.

Pallbearers were Cletus, John A., and Renatus Zohlen, Edward Willihnganz, Elmer Butzen and Clem Nytes.

A large group who attended the services from out of town included: Mr. and Mrs. Rheinhardt Becker, Mrs. Fred Zimmermann of Elkhart Lake; Miss Frances Willinhnganz of Madison; Valentine Mueller, Miss Magdeline Mueller, Mrs. Carolyn Kissinger, Mr. and Mrs. Peter and Miss Jeanette Willihnganz, and Mrs. Hattie Bauer, all of Kiel; John, Willard, Henry, Sr., and Henry Platz, Jr., town Russell; Mr. and Mrs. Leonhard Platz and son, Norman, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Becker, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Becker and Mrs. Lina Kissinger, all of town Rhine.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kestell, New Holstein; Miss Emma Willihnganz, Milwaukee; Mrs. Helen Neubauer, Erdman; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Boeselager, Belgium; the Rev. Stephen Zohlen and Miss Hanna Zohlen, St. Cloud; and Miss Selma Pickart and Miss Elizabeth Bahr, Johnsburg.


Edward Doebert - Sheboygan County News - Wednesday - April 26, 1905 - p.1
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Doebert - Edward Doebert, a well known farmer of the town of Wilson, died Monday night, Apr. 24, after a long illness with a complication of ailments, aged sixty years. A widow and nine children survive. Funeral Thursday afternoon at one o'clock.


Frieda Dorpat - Sheboygan County News - Wednesday - July 23, 1902 - p.10
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Town Wilson - Two Unexpected Deaths

On the same day {July 14} the family of Rev. and Mrs. L.G. Dorpat was made sad when the Grim Reaper entered their home and took from them their twelve-year-old daughter, Frieda, after only a short illness. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at the house and at the Lutheran church. Rev. Geo. Burger of Sheboygan conducted the funeral obsequies and the remains were consigned to their final resting place in Flader's Hill cemetery.


Edwin Damrow - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - November 14, 1963 - p. 14
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Edwin Damrow, 66, of R. 1, Cleveland (Town of Herman), died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

A native of Town of Herman, he was born on Jan. 17, 1897, a son of the late William and Mary Damrow, and attended district school, and Trinity Lutheran Church School, near Howards Grove. He was confirmed at the same church.

On Oct. 4, 1919, he was married to Miss Mabel Herzog, also of Town of Herman. The couple made their home at the present farm site since their marriage.

Mr. Damrow was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church at Howards Grove, a district school board member representing the Gren Bay Road School for 33 years, and served as a road and weed commissioner in Town of Herman for many years.

Survivors are: his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Norbert (Beatrice) Herr, of Sheboygan; two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two sisters, Mrs. Alvina Zelle, of Sheboygan, and Mrs. Max Guenther, of Howards Grove.

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

Friends may call at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels after 2 p.m. Friday until 11 a.m. Saturday, and then at the church from 12 noon until time of services.


Selma Damrow - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - June 15, 1943 - p. 6
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Mrs. Damrow is Called to Rest at Home on Monday

Mrs. Selma Damrow, 56, wife of William Damrow, 1934 N. Nineteenth street, passed away on Monday evening at her home after a lingering illness.

Deceased was born on June 25, 1886 in Cleveland, the daughter of William and Mary Krumrey. She attended the Cleveland graded school and was employed in and about Cleveland for a number of years. On December 1, 1910 she was married to William Damrow.

The couple lived on a farm three miles north of Howards Grove for 28 years and for the past three years in Sheboygan. Mrs. Damrow was a member of the Town Herman Trinity Lutheran church.

Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Otto (Myrtle) Rowe of Sheboygan and a son, Corp. Adrian Damrow in Alaska, two grandchildren, five brothers, Charles Krumrey of Wausau, William Krumrey of Suring, Richard Krumrey of Newton, Louis Krumrey of Cleveland; Ervin Krumrey of Wausau and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Seidemann of Armour, S. Dak., and Miss Bertha Krumrey of Manitowoc. A sister preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock on Thursday afternoon at the Ballhorn Funeral chapels and at 2 o'clock in the Trinity Lutheran church of Town Herman. The Rev. Walter Kitzerow will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.

The body can be viewed beginning on Wednesday morning at the Ballhorn Funeral chapels.


William Damrow - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - December 23, 1953 - p. 10
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William August Damrow, 1423 Nevada Ct., passed away at St. Nicholas Hospital Tuesday afternoon.

He was born in the town of Herman on Sept. 21, 1886, the son of William and Mary Damrow. He attended rural school near Howards Grove and was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, Howards Grove, with the class of 1900.

On Dec. 1, 1910, he was married to Miss Selma Krumrey of Cleveland. The couple lived on a farm in the town of Herman until 1940 when they came to Sheboygan. His wife passed away in 1943 and he was married on June 8, 1946, to Mrs. Louisa Speckmann of Sheboygan. Since 1948 he has been an attendant at Sheboygan County Hospital.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Otto (Myrtle) Rowe of Sheboygan; one son, Adrian, of Howards Grove; two step-sons, Roger Speckmann of Sheboygan and George Speckmann of Madison; 11 grandchildren; two brothers, Albert of Sheboygan and Edwin of town of Herman; and three sisters, Mrs. Emma Beinemann and Mrs. Alvina Zelle of Sheboygan and Mrs. Minnie Guenther of Howards Grove.

His parents, two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church Saturday afternoon. The Rev. Carl W. Ladewig will officiate and burial will be made in the family lot in Trinity Cemetery at Howards Grove.

The body will lie in state at the Ramm Funeral Home from 2 p.m. Thursday until 10 a.m. Saturday, when it will be removed to the church to lie in state until the hour of services.


Henry A. Detling - Manitowoc Herald Times - Wednesday - April 05, 1961 - p. 19
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Funeral services for Judge Henry A. Detling, 83, who died unexpectedly of a heart attack Tuesday in California, will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Holy Name Catholic Church, Eighth Street and Huron Avenue, Sheboygan.

The Rev. Raymond Andre, curate, will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Sheboygan.

Private funeral rites for members of the Detling family will be at 8:30 a.m. Friday at Gerend Funeral Home, Sheboygan.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday. The body of the former circuit judge is expected to arrive Friday morning.

A Henry A. Detling memorial is being established with proceeds of the fund to be disbursed at the discretion of Mrs. Detling.


Thomas Allen Ditter - Sheboygan Press - Thursday - December 10, 1981 - p. 8 - c. 4
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Thomas Allen Ditter, 22, of Cedarburg, died at his home Tuesday.

He was born Sept. 25, 1959, in Plymouth, a son of Eugene and Marilyn Gahagan Ditter Radtke.

He attended St. John the Baptist Catholic School, Plymouth and was a 1977 graduate of Plymouth High School.

He was employed at Vulcan Tool and Manufacturing Co., Germantown.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Plymouth.

Survivors are his father; his mother; his stepfather; four sisters; three brothers (names omitted for privacy); his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Esther Ditter of Fond du Lac; his maternal step-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl P. Radtke of Plymouth.

Family rites will be held at Wittkopp funeral Home at 11:30 a.m. The Rev. James Kimla will be celebrant of the funeral Mass. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at Wittkopp Funeral Home from 3 p.m. Friday. A service of the wake will be held there at 7:30 Friday evening.


Otto Dedering - 1949
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Former Kiel Resident Dies at Plymouth

Otto Dedering, who at one time resided in Kiel, passed away Saturday morning following a two-years' illness. He had been making his home with his daughter, Mrs. Ray Brockman at Plymouth.

The deceased was born in the Town of Schleswig on July 15, 1875, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dedering. After attending the rural schools in Schleswig, he was married to Miss Louise Backhaus Oct. 28, 1897. The couple settled in Kiel, and in 1920 moved to New Holstein. His wife preceded him in death March 4, 1949.

Survivors are two sons, Edgar of New Holstein and Elmer of Valders; one daughter, Mrs. Raymond {Elda} Brockman of Plymouth; three grandchildren, and three brothers, William and Fred or Kiel and Henry of New Holstein.

Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the St. John's Evangelical and Reformed church in New Holstein, with the Rev. John Seidler officiating. Burial was made in the Rockville Cemetery.

{Note: Rockville Cemetery is located in Manitowoc County}


Mrs. Otto {Louisa} Dedering - March 4, 1949
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Mrs. Otto Dedering, nee Louisa Backhaus, passed away last Friday at 11:45 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ray Brockman at Plymouth. She had been ill for some time.

The deceased was born in the town of Rhine April 2, 1864, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Backhaus. She attended the district schools and on Oct. 28, 1897, she was married to Otto Dedering at Kiel. They resided here for five years, at Marathon for 10 years, and at Sauk for 11 years. In 1920 they moved to New Holstein and remained there until 1947 when they went to Plymouth to make their home with their daughter.

Survivors are her husband and the following children: Edgar of New Holstein, Mrs. Ray {Elda} Brockman of Plymouth, Elmer of Valders; three gramdchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Adolph {Minnie} Warnke of Kiel and Mrs. Helen Luedke of Two Rivers.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the St. John's Evangelical and Reformed church, with the Rev. John R. Seidler Officiating. Burial was made in the Rockville cemetery.

{Note: Rockville Cemetery is located in Manitowoc County}


Friederike Duecker - Translated from the German Newspaper {Name of Paper Unknown} - 1916
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Around 7 o'clock Wednesday morning, Mrs. Friederike Duecker passed away peacefully from old age. The deceased, nee Lindemann, who was among the pioneers of this region, was born December 20, 1832 in Treptow, Pommerania, Germany, and reached the age of 83 years, 9 months and one day. In the year 1850, she came with her father to America, and went first to Sheboygan, where she met her late husband Peter Duecker. A year later she married him in the town of New Holstein, and they settled in the primitive forest, where in the course of the years, through painstaking work, they developed a beautiful farm. The couple had eight sons and one daughter, of whom four sons are still alive, namely: John, Gustave, and William in Kiel and George in California. In the year 1882, the couple moved to Kiel, where Mr. Duecker died in February 1905. After that she lived with her son, William, in his home on Sixth Street, where her eyes, blind for several years, closed forever. Besides the four living sons, she is survived by an elderly brother, Mr. August Lindemann and eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The funeral will start from the home of mourning Saturday at 2 p.m. Pastor W. Rech will lead the funeral procession.

Friederike (Lindemann) Duecker - Kiel Record - September 27, 1916

Wednesday morning at 6:30 AM in her home here (Kiel) Mrs. Friederike Duecker died of natural causes due to old age. The deceased was born a Lindemann, one of the pioneer families of this area on December 26, 1832 in Treplow, Pommern, Germany and reached the age of 83 years, 9 months and one day. In the year 1850 she came to America with her father and first settled in Sheboygan where she met her husband Peter Duecker who preceded her in death. A year later they were married and came to the Town of New Holstein and settled in the virgin forest, from which with a lot of hard work, they established a lovely farm which is now owned by Mr. H. J. Duecker. The marriage was blessed with eight sons and one daughter of whom four sons are still living: John, Gustav and William Kiel, and George in California. In 1882 the couple moved to Kiel, where Mr. Duecker died in February of 1905. Since then she has lived with her son William on 6th Street where she closed her nearly blind eyes for the last time. Besides the above mentioned sons she leaves behind one brother August Lindemann from here, also eight grandchildren and 1 great-grandchildren. The burial will take place on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock from the house of mourning to the cemetery in New Holstein to rest next to her husband with Pastor Rech (St. Peter UCC) officiating.


Dr. Leland Charles Dietsch - Plymouth Review - Tuesday - February 9, 1982
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Dr. Leland Charles Dietsch, 85, of Plymouth, died at Rocky Knoll Health Care Facility Thursday, Feb. 4, where he had been a patient since Dec. 14, 1981.

He was born on July 13, 1896, in Plymouth, the son of the late Charles and Minnie Vanderhoof Dietsch. He attended Plymouth schools and was graduated from Plymouth high school in 1914.

He served in the US army during World War I and was discharged from Camp Grant officer’s training in 1919. He attended the University of Wisconsin from 1919 to 1923 where he received his bachelor’s degree. He attended Rush Medical College in Chicago where he received his medical degree and interned at Evanston Hospital in Illinois for two years.

In 1927, he began his practice in Plymouth, retiring in 1968 after being in practice 41 years.

He was a member of the county and state medical society, a member of the national honorary medical society of Sigma Sigma and Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society, a 50 year member of the Cassia Lodge 167 F&AM in Plymouth and a 50 year member of the Ladwig-Zinkgraf American Legion post 243 in Plymouth.

Survivors are his wife, one daughter (name omitted for privacy), and one granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.

His cremated remains were interred at Plymouth Woodlawn cemetery.

A memorial may be given in his name to the charity of your choice.


Helen May Dowsett - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - November 18, 1966 - P. 15
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Miss Helen May Dowsett, 41, of 1213 N. 12th St., died about 10:45 p.m. Thursday at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for one day.

A native of Sheboygan, she was born on Sept. 12, 1925, a daughter of Mr. Carroll Dowsett and the late Mrs. Evelyn Dowsett. She attended the local schools.

Her mother preceded her in death April 16, 1965.

Her only survivor is her father with whom she made her home.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral chapels after 2 p.m. Sunday.


Mary Dickmann - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - April 15, 1960 - P. 6
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Mrs. Mary Dickmann, 87, of 1633 S. 13th St., widow of Louis, died early today at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital.

The former Mary Grams, she was born in Germany, Nov. 6, 1872, a daughter of the late Frederick and Mary Grams.

She was educated in Germany and came to Sheboygan with her family in 1887.

Here she was married to Mr. Dickmann, Aug. 16, 1890.

Mr. Dickmann, a retail grocer at S. 14th and Broadway for many years, died in July, 1943.

Surviving are a son, Walter; two daughters, Mrs. August Knabe and Mrs. Christ Reinhardt, all of Sheboygan; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were two sons, two sisters and five brothers.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Ramm Funeral Home with the Rev. Carroll Olm, pastor of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery.

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


Jeffrey E. Diels - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - July 22, 1961 - P. 6
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Jeffrey E. Diels, day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Diels, Plymouth, died Friday morning at Plymouth Hospital.

Graveside rites were conducted this morning in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery by the Rev. Laurence Waleske, pastor. Arrangements were by the Huss Funeral Home.

Surviving, in addition to the parents, are four sisters, Nancy Ann 8, Judith Mary 5, Deborah Kay 3, and Joan Marie 2; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Diels of Plymouth, and the maternal grandfather, Joseph Berenz of St. Cloud.


Veronica Daehn - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - January 13, 1972 - p. 14
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Funeral services for Mrs. Clifford Daehn, 35, of 1614 Georgia Ave., who was found dead in the garage at home Wednesday will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Peter Claver Catholic Church.

The Rev. George Hopf, pastor, will be celebrant of the funeral Mass, with burial in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Plymouth. Mass will follow 9:30 family rites at the Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home.

Friends mayy call there after 4 p.m. Friday, until the time of services Saturday. There will be a combined parish and CYO wake at the funeral home at 8 Friday evening.

The former Veronica Gallagher, she was born in Philadelphia, July 6, 1936, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Gallagher. She attended school there and came to Sheboygan in 1961.

Her marriage to Mr. Daehn, a city fireman, took place March 3, 1962.

She was a member of St. Peter Claver Parish and the Black River Riding Club.

Survivors are her husband; two sons, Michael and William, at home; her parents, Sheboygan; three brothers, William, John and Edward, all of Philadelphia, and three sisters, Mrs. Marie Boone, Mrs. LeRoy Hert and Mrs. Frances Cicali, all of Sheboygan.

A son and brother preceded her in death.


August Degnitz - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - December 11, 1970 - p. 14
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August Degnitz, 83, of Adell, a retired Town of Sherman farmer, died Thursday at Rocky Knoll after a long illness.

He was born in the Town of Sherman Nov. 9, 1887, a son of Mr. and Mrs. August Degnitz Sr. He attended St. John's Parochial School.

He married Rosalie Utech April 13, 1914 and the couple farmed in the Town of Sherman until 1943 when they moved to Adell. He was employed by Western Condensing Company until his retirement in 1958.

The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1964. Mrs. Degnitz died in 1966.

Mr. Degnitz was a lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Town of Sherman.

Survivors include on daughter, Mrs. Roman (Lorraine) Hammes, of Sheboygan; one grandchild; two brothers, Otto of Milwaukee and Emil of Rocky Knoll, and two sisters, Mrs. Selma Haas of Adell and Mrs. Clara Witthuhn of Plymouth.

He was preceded in death by his wife, two sons and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Sherman Center with the Rev. Herbert H. Ries officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call after 5 today at Zuengler Funeral Home, Adell, and at the church from noon until time of services.

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


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