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Myrtle Gilligan - Sheboygan News - June - 1906
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Gilligan - Myrtle, the infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Ed. Gilligan, of 1{8}27 Michigan Avenue died on Friday, June 1, of cramps, aged one week.


Barbara Gotchy - The Sheboygan Press - December 29, 1984
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Mrs. Richard {Barbara} Gotchy, 44, of Route 3, Sheboygan Falls, died Friday evening at Memorial Hospital.

The former Barbara Watry was born June 12, 1949, in Milwaukee, daughter of the late Mic J. Watry and Mrs. Emelyne Obenberger Watry of Florida.

She was a graduate of Campbellsport High School.

On June 13, 1964, she married Richard W. Gotchy in Sheboygan.

She is survived by her husband, one son, Nic, and one daughter, Mrs. Steve {Debra} Abplanalp, all of Sheboygan; and one sister, Mrs. Earl Hammett of Oostburg.

Friends may call at Gerend-Habermann Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Private services will be held there, Monday.

A memorial fund has been established in her name.


Thomas M. Gilipsky - The Sheboygan Press - July 11, 2001

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Thomas Michael Gilipsky, 42, of 1931 North Bartlett St., Milwaukee, died Monday afternoon, July 9, 2001, at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Wauwatosa, as a result of a kayak accident on Father's Day.

He was born on Aug. 14, 1958 in Sheboygan, a son of Peter and Nora Gilipsky of Sheboygan. Tom graduated in 1976 from South High School. He earned a bachelor of science degree from the university of Wisconsin-Madison and a master's degree in computer science from the University of Colorado-Boulder. Tom lived in Denver for several years before returning to the Milwaukee area in 1990. Tom was employed by Northern Computer, Milwaukee, as a computer software engineer.

Tom was an intelligent, athletic man who enjoyed life. He was an active snow skier, biker and backpacker. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed camping, fishing the Boundary Waters, hiking the Rocky Mountains and most recently, his love of kayaking. Passionate about blues music and playing his guitar. Tom was known to his friends and family as "Blues Man". He rarely missed a blues music performance in the Milwaukee area. Tom carried an essence of kindness, gentleness and unconditional love for his parents, brothers, sisters, nieces nephews and friends. Tom lived a full life of commitment to his career, to his outdoor activities and to helping others. He volunteered with the distribution of meals for the homeless through St. John's Cathedral, Milwaukee and sponsored a young boy's education from Nicaragua, South America. He was a member of Three Holy Women Parish in Milwaukee.

Along with nine family members, Tom traveled to lithuania, his country of ancestry, to meet his first cousins and their families for a first time meeting. From thsi special trip, Tom shared with his family, not only the depth and meaning of his heritage, but also established a stonr bond with his re-discovered cousins living in Lithuania. He had the striking features of a Baltic man with his blond hair and blue eyes, his generous spirit and a gentle soulwho lived this big life in a sweet, quiet way. Some say that the mark of a re-incarnated angel is the qualities of great humanity and generosity. These people are almost invisible to the world. They move through it so peacefully and compassionately.

Survivors include his parents, Peter and Nora; sisters Joan Rogers of Sheboygan, Jeanne {James} Smyth of Cedar Grove, Julie {Charles} Wooley of Lakeville, Minn.; brothers Dan Gilipsky of Milwaukee and John {Laura} Gilipsky of Sheboygan as well as 11 nieces and nephews; cousins, aunts and uncles.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Tom on Thursday, July 12, 2001 at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with the Rev. Glenn Powers as celebrant. Burial will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the church gathering space, 2705 S. 14th St., on Wednesday, July 11, 2001 from 5 to 8 p.m. and again on Thursday, July 12, from 9 a.m. until the time of the mass at 10 a.m.

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

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


Bridget Grimes - Sheboygan Herald - Saturday - September 19, 1903 - p.2
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On Saturday evening at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Ellen McTaggart, corner Center and N. Ninth St. died Mrs. John Grimes, nee Hogan, at the age of seventy-four years.

Deceased was born in Ireland but came to America when very young with her parents who settled first in York State. Her parents soon moved west, where they long cultivated a farm in Town Russell. It was here that the deceased was brought up and where she married her first husband, Mr. Brown, was accidentally killed by falling off a barn. On her marriage with her second husband, Mr. Grimes, she moved with her family to Glenbeulah, but for the past dozen years has lived in the city with her daughter. Four children mourn her loss. Mrs. Ella McTaggart, Matthew Brown of Mich., Miss Mary Brown, the well known nurse, and Mr. James A. Grimes of Fond du Lac.

Funeral was held at Glenbeulah Tuesday, to which place many from our city accompanied the cortege, despite the mud and rain. Rev. Father Meyer of Plymouth officiated.

Note - P. 8 of this same issue, under the byline Glenbeulah, contains conflicting information on relatives; as follows.

Glenbeulah, Sept 17, 1903

The remains of Mrs. T. Grines formerly of this village were brought here Tuesday morning from Sheboygan accompanied by her sons Thos. and Anthony from the West, and daughters Mrs. A. McTaggart, Miss Mary of Sheboygan Mrs. John Mullen, of Ironwood P. McTaggart where the funeral was held in the Catholic Church after which the interment was made in the Greenbush Cemetery.

Sheboygan County News - Wednesday - September 16, 1903 - p.4

Grimes: - Mrs. Bridget Brown Grimes, a former resident of the towns of Russell and Greenbush, but for twelve or fourteen years past a resident of this city, died Saturday evening, Sept. 12, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ellen McTaggart, 602 N. Ninth street, after a long illness, aged seventy-four years and seven months. The deceased was born in Ireland and came to America with her parents when only a year old, having resided in Sheboygan county over fifty years. She had lost two husbands and is survived by four children as follows: Mrs. Ellen McTaggart and Miss Mary Brown of this city, Matthew Brown of Iron Mountain, Mich., and James Grimes of Fond du Lac. The remains were taken to Greenbush Tuesday for burial.

Sheboygan County News - Wednesday - September 23, 1903 - p.10

Greenbush - 9/22/03

The remains of Mrs. John Grimes of Sheboygan were brought here last week Tuesday and laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery.


C. Frederick Gartmann - Sheboygan County News - Wednesday - April 13, 1904 - p.1
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Gartmann - C. Frederick Gartmann, one of the most respected old residents of the town of Wilson, died Friday, Apr. 8, 1904, aged seventy-five years. The deceased was born in Germany, Apr. 8, 1829 and came to America and Sheboygan county in 1858. A widow and nine children survive. Burial Sunday in Fladers Hill cemetery.


Gustine Gartmann - Sheboygan Herald - Saturday - April 9, 1904
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Mrs. Ludwig Gartmann, a much respected resident of this township for over forty years, died of old age at her home on Tuesday evening, March 29th after four weeks of intense suffering. Deceased who was in her eighty-first year was born in Prussia, Germany from where she came to this country in 1862 settling here at once. She is survived by her husband to whom she was married in 1850, two sons, Fred and Herman and one daughter, Mrs. Frederick {Augusta} Fritsche all living in this town. The funeral took place at the late home Friday afternoon and the remains laid at rest in Fladers Hill cemetery. Rev. E. Fuerer of Sheboygan paid a fine tribute to the departed pioneer.

Sheboygan County News - Wednesday - April 6, 1904 - p.10

Town Wilson, Apr 5, 1904

Mrs. Ludwig Gartmann, a much esteemed old resident of the county passed away last Tuesday evening, Mch. 29, at her home here after a month's illness, aged 80 years, 9 months and 18 days. Deceased was born in Dobbenphul, Prussia, Germany, where on Jan. 10, 1850 she married Wm. {sic?} Gartmann and four years ago the estimable couple celebrated their golden wedding. They came to this country and town in 1862 and have lived here since. Besides the husband she leaves two sons, Herman and Fred and one daughter, Mrs. Fred Fritsche, all residing in this town. The funeral took place Friday afternoon from the late home, Rev. E. Fuerer of Sheboygan officiating. Interment in Fladers Hill cemetery.


Mary Gartmann - Sheboygan Herald - Saturday - January 21, 1905
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Mrs. Henry Gartmann a much respected resident of this township passed away at her home Wednesday after an illness of four months duration. Deceased who was 45 years of age was twice married, her first husband Albert Wirth having died in 1894. Two years later she became the wife of Mr. Gartmann who survives her with eight children, four of each union. The funeral took place Saturday afternoon from her late home. Rev. E. Fuerer of Sheboygan conducting the services. Interment in Flader's hill cemetery.

Sheboygan County News - Wednesday - January 18, 1905 - p.1

Gartmann:- Mrs. Henry Gartmann, of the town of Wilson, died Wednesday, January 11, of cancer of the stomach, after an illness of four months, aged forty-five years. She was born in the town of Wilson, Oct. 28, 1859 and her maiden name was Jacobi. She was first married to Mr. Wirth and two years after his death she married Mr. Gartmann in 1896. Four children were born of each marriage, six of whom are living. The funeral took place Saturday afternoon, the Rev. E. Fuerer, of this city officiating. Interment in the Town of Wilson cemetery.


Elmer Gartmann - Sheboygan County News - Wednesday - March 21, 1906 - p.10
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Town of Wilson - 3/19/06 - The youngest child {Elmer} of the late Frank Gartmann died last Friday and was buried beside the father yesterday.


Frank Gartmann - Sheboygan Herald - Saturday - March 17, 1906
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Last Monday morning at about 7 o'clock occurred the death of Mr. Frank Gartman at his home on the Gartman homestead about a mile and a half east of Six Corners, after an illness of about four weeks of heart disease. The funeral was held Thursday from the Lutheran church the Rev. J. Smith officiating. Deceased was only 26 years of age and has always lived in the town of Wilson. He is survived by a wife and three children and an aged father and several brothers besides a large number of other relatives who have the sympathy of the community in their sad bereavement.

Sheboygan County News - Wednesday - March 14, 1906 - p.5

Town of Wilson - 3/13/06 - Frank Gartmann, aged about 26 years, died Monday morning, Mch. 12, 1906, on the Gartmann homestead, about a mile and a half east of Six Corners, after an illness of four or five weeks, of heart trouble. He leaves a widow and three children.


Keith S. Grapentine - The Sheboygan Press - January 31, 1966
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Keith S. Grapentine, 36, of 1805 S. 13th St., a Kohler Co. employee for the past 11 years, died shortly before midnight Sunday at his home.

Death was attributed to an apparent heart attack.

A native of Sheboygan, he was born Jan. 3, 1930, a son of the late John and Viola Grapentine, attended Lincoln School, and the Sheboygan School of Technical, Vocational and Adult Education.

Mr. Grapentine served with the U. S. Army in the latter part of WWII.

On Jan. 29, 1949, he married Miss Dorothy Diener of Sheboygan.

He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

Survivors are his widow; three sons, Michael 15, Keith Jr. 11, Daryl 3; one daughter, Katherine 9; two brothers, Donald of Sheboygan, Master Sgt. Virgil Grapentine stationed at Fort Hamilton, N. Y., and a sister, Mrs. Clarence Faust of Kiel.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels. The Rev. Lowell F. Thomas, pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

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


Mrs. Godfrey
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{Ellen?} Godfrey died at the home of her son James, Monday night, of general debility, at the age of eighty-six years.

Deceased was born in Ireland in the year 182{8?} and came to this country in her early childhood. Wisconsin had been her home for the past forty-eight years. Two daughters and two sons survive as follows: Mrs. Mary A. Nolan, Oshkosh; Mrs. C. Coon, Florence, Kansas; William, Alaska and James at home. One brother Jas. Kelley of California also survives. The funeral was held Wednesday morning at Osceola church, with interment in the Greenbush cemetery, Rev. Fr. Heissler officiating.


Catherine L. Godfrey - 1915
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As sad as it was startling, the news spread over the city Wednesday morning, when the announcement was issued from the home of Jas. Godfrey on Eastman street that Mrs. Godfrey had suddenly expired of heart failure. Mrs. Godfrey had been in her usual health and went about making preparations for Christmas, which has brought gloom and sorrow to the Godfrey home. She had also sent presents to some of her friends, and had a great many more in readiness to be sent before Christmas. But alas the hand of death put a sudden stop to the plans she so fondly desired.

Mrs. Catherine L. Godfrey was born in 1872 in the town of Mitchell and received her education in the public schools. After attaining her majority she taught school for several years. In 1889 she was married to James Godfrey in Mitchell and of that union, Robert Godfrey, who is engaged in the lumber business at Glenbeulah survives.

The family moved to Plymouth in 1912 and made their home here ever since. She was a member of the Christian Mothers Society, under whose auspices she will be buried from St. John's Catholic church at 10 o'clock, Rev. E.J. Meyer to officiate. Interment will be made in the Catholic cemetery north of the city. The deceased was held in high esteem by her neighbors and friends in the city, though only living here a few short years. She is survived by her husband and son, Robert and the following brothers and sisters: P.H. McNicholas of Plymouth; Frank McNicholas of Reedsville; Mrs. Jas. Keyes of Waldo; Mrs. J.E. Brogan of Mitchell and Mrs. Anna Sullivan of West Allis.

It would be difficult to emphasize too strongly the excellent traits and character of this truly noble hearted woman. Mrs. Godfrey lived to serve others and a large circle of genuine friends testify to the many good deeds that she was wont to do and the greatest tribute which can be given to her memory is that she lived to love and serve where she could. May she indeed rest in the peace which she has earned and which is reserved for those who honestly do {th??} of God.


Bridget Gibbons - 1916
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Mrs. Gibbons Dies


Suffering from a stroke of acute dilation of the heart, Mrs. Bridget Gibbons, 80 years of age died at her home in Sheboygan last Tuesday evening. Deceased, who was well known in this vicinity, was one of the pioneer residents of the town of Mitchell. She is survived by seven children, John of DePere; Thomas of the town of Mitchell; James of Dubuque, Iowa; Mrs. Ira McDonald, Sheboygan; Patrick, Oostburg; Anthony, Fond du Lac; Michael at home, fourteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The funeral was held yesterday morning with burial in St. Michael's cemetery in the town of Mitchell.


George L. Gibbons
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Called to His Reward


The death of George L. Gibbons of Milwaukee occurred in that city on Sept. 8th. Deceased was twenty-nine years of age and was born and raised in the town of Mitchell {Sheboygan county} and lived there until seven years ago, when he moved to Milwaukee, which place he had since made his home.

Before moving to Milwaukee he was united in marriage to Miss Alice Reilly, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Reilly of Parnell. Besides his wife, son Harold and an infant daughter one week old, he leaves his parents Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Gibbons of Mitchell; four sisters, Agnes, Lilah, Mamie and Loretta and four brothers, Arthur of Milwaukee, Thomas, Joseph and Clarence of this place, to mourn his departure. He was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians of Milwaukee which Order had charge of the service at that place. The remains were brought to Parnell, the funeral taking place at St. Michael's church, Rev. Father Haag officiating. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. The pall bearers were as follows: James Mangan, Bert Gilboy, James Gill, Louis Gahagan, John Harkins, Mike Hanahan.


John Gaynor - 1917 or 1919??
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John Gaynor and Mrs. Edgar Stolper Enrolled in the Silent Throng


Suffering with a complication of diseases brought about through an accident, occurring while in the discharge of his duties as a motorman for the Sheboygan Railway and Electric Company, John Gaynor, a well known resident of this city, passed away at his home on Plymouth street early Monday morning. His demise came as a cruel blow to the family and though his condition has been precarious, only a few days before it was thought that he would survive. The death of Mr. Gaynor removes from our midst one of the most estimable citizens of the community and has brought the bitter cup of sorrow to the lips of relatives and friends. He was a heart of gold. He was one of nature's noblemen in the truest sense. Brave, generous, manly, his was the soul of honor and his friends and friendships were sacred to him. In temperament he was mild, concilatory and candid, yet firm and he enjoyed the confidence of all whom he knew. He believed in spreading sunshine though his life. His greeting was always a cheery one and he always had a smile for those he knew. He believed that the man who scatters flowers in the pathway of his fellowmen, who lets in the dark places of life the sunshine of human sympathy and human happiness, is following in the footsteps of his Master.

Mr. Gaynor was injured on Wednesday evening, Jan. 24th. He was unloading trunks at the time, at the Sheboygan freight-house of the street car company. Placing one foot on the unloading platform and the other on the car platform he was swinging a trunk across, when the foot on the unloading platform slipped off and he fell striking his side against the platform with sufficient force to fracture three ribs. The company physician was called and he was later brought to his home in this city, where he has since been confined to his bed. For the first four days his condition was not considered at all serious but complications set in and despite the fact that he had the best medical attention and the services of a trained nurse, as well as the loving care of those dearest to him, the odds against him were too great and he passed peacefully away to the land bourne from which there is no return.

Mr. Gaynor was born Sept. 19, 1858 in New York and came to Wisconsin with his parents when he was but a year and a half old. The family settled in the town of Mitchell where Mr. Gaynor grew to manhood. He continued to live with the family on the farm until he reached the age of thirty years. Coming to this city he secured employment at the Schwartz Mfg. Co. and on Apr. 7, 1892 was united in marriage to Miss Hannah O'Connell. Soon after their marriage the couple moved to a farm in the town of Mitchell where they resided for four or five years. Disposing of his farm Mr. Gaynor moved to Sheboygan and entered the employ of the street car company. After a few years residence there he moved to this city where he lived until the time of his death. The union was blessed with seven children all of whom survive. Besides the wife there are left to mourn the passing of Mr. Gaynor, his aged mother, who is past 93 years of age and makes her home with her son Michael on the old homestead; the seven children, Mary, Lauretta, Agnes, Clara, all at home; Clarence of Brooklyn, N.Y. and William and Bernard, who live at home; two brothers, Matt. of this city and Michael of the town of Mitchell, two sisters, Mrs. P.H. McNicholas and Mrs. Ed. O'Connell of this city and Mrs. Stephen A. Douglas of Cascade.

The deceased was a member of the Catholic church and of the Sheboygan Court of the Catholic Order of Foresters and Plymouth Branch 107, Catholic Knights of Wisconsin.

"Jack" Gaynor as he was familiarly known to his host of acquaintances was a man with an abundance of admirable traits of character - {hume}rous, affable and companionable. {Article cut off}


Henry Glass
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Another pioneer called {to} his reward. The departed was born in the State of New York, February 2{?}, 1845, consequently at the date of his demise the departed arrived at the age of 60 years, 10 months and 16 days. After being sick only a week the departed died on Wednesday, January 13, and the funeral services were held from his residence, Saturday afternoon, January 16, at one o'clock and from the Beechwood Evangelical St. Johannes church at two o'clock, of which the departed was a faithful and highly honored member, the Rev. Kuema officiating. The pallbearers were the following gentlemen: J.L. Held, John Krautkramer, Ed. See-eld, Fred Hintz, Ed. Lubach and Martin Hansner. Undertakers Leifer Brothers directed the obsequies which were largely attended. His remains were laid at rest in the Beechwood cemetery. The immediate cause of death was pneumonia. The deceased came into the town of Scott in November 1847. He was therefore the oldest settler of this town. He is survived by his widow, four sons and five daughters, William, Herman, Arthur and Adolph Glass, Mrs. Wm. Rheingans, Mrs. Albert Koepke, Mrs. Frank Schroeter, Mrs. Martin Krahn and Mrs. Wm. Suemnicht all of the children were in attendance at the funeral except Herman Glass who died just twelve hours after his father. Those from out of town who attended the funeral were Wm. Loverenz and wife, Adolph Clauss and wife of Kewaskum, Mrs. Mat Ramel of Milwaukee; Ernst Schlenter and wife, John Schlenter and wife, George Slaute and wife; {?} Stella Schlenter, Wm. Suemnicht and wife, Mrs. H. Pechtnicht, Mrs. Minnie Payne and Wm. Suemnicht Sr., all of Cascade {Sheboygan county}; Mrs. Maggie Glass, sons Oscar and Eugene and daughter Emma of Campbellsport. The departed was united in marriage to Miss Florintena Lowrenz, September 26, 1868. The relatives have the sympathy of the entire community in their great sorrow.


Hannah Gaynor
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Mrs. John Gaynor, Formerly of Plymouth, Dies Saturday


Plymouth - Mrs. John Gaynor, 75, former Plymouth resident, died at the St. Joseph's hospital, Milwaukee, Saturday evening after a five-week illness.

The former Hannah O'Connell, she was born Jan. 7, 1867, in the town of Mitchell and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John O'Connell. In 1893 she married John Gaynor at the St. Michael's church in the town of Mitchell, the Rev. Father Burke performing the ceremony. The family then lived in Sheboygan until 1905 when they moved to Plymouth. Mr. Gaynor died in 1916 and in 1926 Mrs. Gaynor moved to Milwaukee.

While in Plymouth, Mrs. Gaynor was a member of the Christian Mothers of St. John the Baptist church. She continued membership in that organization in Milwaukee.

Surviving are seven children, Clarence Gaynor, {hole in paper} George {Mary} Faley, Mrs. George {Loretta} Kelly, Miss Agnes Gaynor, and Mrs. David {Claire} Plotkin all of Milwaukee, William J. Gaynor of Evanston, Ill., and Bernard M. Gaynor of Freeport, Ill.; nine grandchildren; three brothers, John O'Connell of Plymouth, Daniel O'Connell of Racine, and James O'Connell of Milwaukee; three sisters, Mrs. Ed Burke of Milwaukee, Mrs. Agnes Lindsay of the town of Mitchell, and Mrs. James Mangan, Maymes, N. Dak.

Services will be held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at the Gentine Funeral home and at 9:30 o'clock at St. John the Baptist church, the Rev. A.J. July officiating. Interment is to be in the church cemetery.

The Christian Mothers of St. John the Baptist church will hold vigil beginning at 8:15 o'clock tonight in the funeral home.


Anna Gaynor
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Pioneer Passes


Mrs. Anna Gaynor passed away at her home in the town of Mitchell Monday, Feb. 23, 1920. She was a native of Ireland, born Aug. 10. 1829. When a girl, she came to America, to Elmira, New York State. She was there married in about 1857, and the young couple came to Sheboygan county, and bought a farm, in what is now the town of Mitchell, where they remained the rest of their lives. Her age was 90 years, 6 months and 13 days. She and her good husband were pioneer settlers on the farm in this county, and did a noble part in the earlier development. Her husband, Michael Gaynor, passed to the tomb about fifteen years ago.

The surviving children are Mrs. Mary McNicholas, Mrs. Ed O'Connell and Matt Gaynor of Plymouth; Mrs. Eliza Douglas of Sheboygan Falls, and Michael Gaynor Jr., who resides on the old homestead. The oldest son, John, died in this city about three years ago.

Mrs. Gaynor was a member of the Catholic church and the obsequies were conducted by Rev. Father Regan at the St. Michael's Catholic church at Mitchell, Wednesday morning at ten o'clock, the church choir joining in the service. The pall bearers were John O'Connell, Thomas Gibbons, Edward Cooney, Thomas Gahagan, James Reilly and John Kelley. It was a very large funeral considering the bad weather.

All of the children were present at the funeral except Mrs. Douglas, who was ill with the flu. Her husband and the children attended the last sad {Article cut off}.


Helen Gaynor
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Silently the sad messenger of death entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Gaynor early last Sunday morning and claimed their nineteen months-old daughter Helen.

The funeral was held Tuesday morning at St. John's Catholic church {Plymouth, Sheboygan county} and interment made in the Catholic cemetery. The parents, brothers and little sister have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.

There's nothing lost of all we've buried
Low in the populous loam of earth;
Her spirit above have angels carried,
And she'll rise again in a nobler birth.
She's quiet and still, with the turf above her.
Her eyes grew dim, and her hands were crossed;
So we left our treasure with One who loves her -
She's in God's keeping; she is not lost.


Michael Gaynor
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Michael Gaynor, 81, former town of Mitchell resident, passed away at 4:45 a.m. today, at St. Nicholas hospital. He had been a patient at the hospital since 1948.

He was born in the town of Mitchell on November 28, 1869, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gaynor. On February 6, 1904, he was married at St. Michael's Catholic church, town of Mitchell to Miss Bridget Mangan. She passed away on June 17, 1928.

Until 1932, when he retired, Mr. Gaynor operated a farm in the town of Mitchell. That year he took up residence with a daughter, Mrs. Irvin Buss, town of Plymouth, where he lived until he entered the hospital.

Survivors include one son, Edward, of Oshkosh; two daughters, Mrs. Irvin {Roseanna} Buss of the town of Plymouth and Mrs. Frank {Margaret} Klavon of San Fernando, Calif.; three grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Douglas of Sheboygan Falls.

Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m., Wednesday, at the Gentine Funeral home, Plymouth, and at 9:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic church, Plymouth. The Rev. A.J. July will be celebrant of the requiem high mass and burial will be made at St. Michael's cemetery, town of Mitchell.

The body will lie in state at the funeral home from 3 p.m., Tuesday, until the hour of services.

Members of the St. John the Baptist congregation will hold a vigil at the funeral home at 8 p.m., Tuesday.


Thomas Gahagan
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Death of T. Gahagan


A Tribute To His Memory By One Of His Pioneer Friends

Death has again spread his sable wings over our community and shut out the light reflected by a happy nature and a genial friend. One whose presence always gave pleasure to those with whom he came in contact, one who always looked on the bright side of things and always had a pleasant word of encouragement for all and thereby created friends who will cherish his memory after he has crossed the tide and gone where trials never come. He was a true disciple of optimism. Oh, that the world were blessed by many such men, it would be a happier dwelling place. Selfishness unknown, such were the leading characteristics of our old pioneer friend, Thomas Gahagan, who was called to his reward on January 14, 1908 in the 88th year of his age. He was a true and exemplary christian and lived strictly up to the teachings of his church. He was a man without guilt and without an enemy.

Mr. Gahagan was born in the city of Strokestown, Roscommon County, Ireland, and came to America in 1846 and lived for a time in the state of Connecticut where in 1854 he was married to Miss Catherine Hara. In 1856 he, with his family, came directly to Wisconsin and settled in the town of Mitchell {Sheboygan county}, where he had lived continuously till the time of his death. Where with his contemporary pioneers by hard labor and diligent industry they made the wilderness to blossom, as a rose and were instrumental in making this country what it is today. Sacred is the memory of such men.

To Mr. and Mrs. Gahagan were born eight children, two sons and six daughters of whom one son and three daughters are living; - Henry, Mrs. William Dwire and Mrs. Henry Burke of the town of Mitchell and Mrs. J. Thranow of Milwaukee, besides his wife fifteen grand children and four great grand children survive.

The funeral was held from the Catholic church in the town of Mitchell on the 16 inst. and was largely attended. Requium Mass was celebrated by Father Burke and the remains were interred in the adjoining cemetery. The pall bearers were: George and John Lindsay, Patrick and Thomas Dwire; Peter Murphy and John Brogan. The funeral was directed by James Gilboy. Friends from away who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Hass and Mrs. Irving of Fond du Lac {Article cut off} {handwritten note: 1908 Born 1820}.


Catherine Gahagan - 1911
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Mrs. Thos. Gahagan Sr., one of the old pioneer settlers of this town died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Dewire last Saturday from the effects of old age. The deceased was about 90 years old and leaves two sons Henry of Plymouth and Thos. of this town, also three daughters, Mrs. Trainow of Milwaukee, Mrs. Henry Burke and Mrs. Wm. Dewire from here to mourn her loss. The funeral was held Tuesday from St. Michael's church with burial in the cemetery adjoining. Rev. Fisher of Cascade officiating.


Emma {Naughton} Garriety
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Funeral Services for Mrs. Garriety Held Wednesday


Mitchell - Funeral services for Mrs. Edward Gariety, 74, who died last Sunday, were held on Wednesday at the J. N. O'Boyle Funeral home in Milwaukee. Rites were held at 8:30 at the Holy Rosary Catholic church and burial was made at 11 o'clock at St. Michael's cemetery in the town of Mitchell.

Mrs. Gariety, nee Eva Naughton, was born in the town of Mitchell in 1873, on the farm now operated by Clem Rentmeester. She was married to Edward Gariety, also of Mitchell, who died in 1925.

The survivors are: four children, Mrs. Isadore {Lorraine} Richtig, Mrs. John {Vera} Slattery, Jerome and Edward Gariety; one grandson, John Edward Slattery; one daughter-in-law; two sons-in-law; one brother, Joe Naughton, and one sister, Mrs. Maria Mongan.

A vigil was held on Monday by members of the St. Ann's society. The pallbearers were: Daniel Slattery, Chester Burke, Bernard Stedman and Emrick Richtig.


Edward Garriety, Sr.
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Edward Garriety, Sr., of Milwaukee, age 60, who resided on a farm near Dundee practically all of his life, died Wednesday after a few days' illness from smallpox. Private funeral services were held in Milwaukee Wednesday. Burial was at St. Michael's cemetery, Parnell. Besides a widow Mr. Garriety leaves four children, Edward, Jerome and Vera Garriety and Mrs. Isadore Richtig, all of Milwaukee; and two brothers, Michael, of Knowles, and Patrick, of Fond du Lac.


John M. Groeneveldt - February, 1906
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Another Pioneer Gone


John M. Groeneveldt, Who Came Here In 1847 Passed Away at His Home In Lima, Aged 76 Years.

John M. Groeneveldt, a sturdy and respected pioneer of Sheboygan county passed away on Thursday evening, Feb. 15, 1906, at his home in the town of Lima, aged 76 years. The deceased had been in poor health for two or three years past, but had only been confined to the house a few weeks. Mr. Groeneveldt was born in Holland Jan. 12, 1830 and came to America with his parents in 1847. They sailed in April and after 49 days on the ocean landed in New York. They proceeded to Milwaukee by way of the Great Lakes, and thence through the woods to Sheboygan county. The first home of the family in this county was a rude log cabin, the roof of which was made of logs covered with moss and the floor was the bare earth. There they lived four years. Mr. Groeneveldt's life was one of industry and hard work by which he accumulated considerable property and he was honored and respected by the entire community. On Aug. 1, 1858 he was united in marriage to Miss Carlene Brownrigger, a native of Germany, who was born Feb. 26, 1839 and she survives him together with three sons and six daughters as follows: John and Henry on the home farm, Mellee in Minnesota, Mrs. C. Kampmann, Mrs. George Miley, Mrs. George Eby, Mrs. John Welsh, Mrs. Dan Murphy, all of Lima and Mrs. George Johnston of this village. He also leaves three brothers, one of whom is Henry Groeneveldt, who resides near this village on the Dye road.

The funeral took place Monday morning at 10 o'clock at the house, the Rev.F.F. Parsons, of the Falls Baptist church officiating. Interment in St. Rose cemetery at Lima Center. Six sons-in-law of the deceased acted as pall bearers.


Joe Gilboy - 1906
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Joe Gilboy, son of Mrs. William Gilboy of the town of Mitchell, was found in the woods within a half mile of his mothers home Wednesday morning with his throat slashed from ear to ear. The young man was twenty-three years of age and had always borne a good reputation, but for some weeks it was quite apparent that his mind was becoming deranged and arrangement had been completed to take him to a sanitarium for treatment within a week. On Tuesday afternoon, he left the house and the following morning his body was found, a razor having been used to effect the purpose.

While definite arrangements had not been completed at the time the facts were given to the Reporter it was expected that the funeral would take place at 10 o'clock this morning, Father Burke of Cascade officiated. Interment to follow in the Mitchell cemetery. Deceased is survived by his mother, five brothers and two sisters as follows: James of Campbellsport, Leo, Marion, Edward, Mrs. M. {Fl}ood and Miss Katie of Mitchell, and John of Milwaukee.


Mary E. Gillen
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Mrs. Simon Gillen, wife of the late Attorney Simon Gillen of Sheboygan, passed away at St. Nicholas hospital Wednesday evening. She had been helping to care for her son James, who was ill with pneumonia at the St. Nicholas hospital, and was only ill a short time.

Mrs. Gillen was born in Sheboygan Falls, August 17th, 1856, and was married to Judge Gillen October 20th, 1896 and of that union one son, James Gillen, survives. The funeral will take place Monday forenoon with services at the Holy Name Church and interment will occur in the North Side cemetery.

Sheboygan Herald - Saturday - January 11, 1919

Mrs. Simon Gillen, widow of the late Judge Simon Gillen, died at St. Nicholas hospital, of pneumonia following an attack of influenza. It is thought that she contracted the disease while nursing her son who was suffering from influenza. The son seems to be recovering, and was at the bedside of the mother when she passed away.

The remains were taken to the Hanchett undertaking parlors where they were prepared for burial. From there they were taken to the home, 1421 North Seventh street, from where the funeral will be held Monday morning. There will be a service at the home at 8:30 a.m. and at Holy Name church at nine o'clock; the Rev. D.F. Thill officiating. The interment will be in the North Side Catholic cemetery, beside her husband.

Mrs. Gillen, whose maiden name was Mary Amelia Stude, was born on August 17, 1856, at Sheboygan Falls. While she was yet an infant her parents removed to Sheboygan, and this city has been her home ever since. Her marriage to Judge Gillen took place October 20, 1896. She is survived by an only son, James Gillen.


Margaret R. Gilboy
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The demise of Mrs. T.F. Gilboy of Parnell at St. Vincent's hospital, Green Bay on Tuesday, Dec. 10th, brought an unmeasurable sorrow to her husband, kinfolk and friends. She had gone to Green Bay the week prior, ostensibly to visit friends, and a few days later was taken seriously ill. Her husband and other relatives were summoned and left for there at once. She was removed to the hospital on Thursday, where she passed away Tuesday, fully conscious to the end.

Mrs. Gilboy was born in the town of Mitchell on Aug. 2, 1876. Her maiden name was Margaret R. Manley and in the death of her mother, when she was but two years of age, was given to the care of her mother, Mrs. John Hughes of Mitchell {Sheboygan county}, who cared for her as tenderly as her own. Her marriage to Mr. Gilboy took place on Sept. 22, 1908 and although the union was dissolved by {the} hand of death after only a short span, it was a perfect blending of hearts, as they were as happy with each other as the mind can conceive.

Her death resulted from a goitre, which induced heart trouble. She had been troubled thusly for some time, but with her disposition to be cheerful always, she would not permit others to know of her condition. At Green Bay, she consulted Dr. Minahan, who recognized the fact that her condition was quite serious, although no one felt that it was alarming as it proved to be. She was taken to the hospital but was not operated upon it being deemed unwise to do so at that time. Her condition grew worse from day to day until the end came with her husband and other relatives at her side. She realized that she was not longer for this worldly sphere and confided to her husband, the earthly plans she desired him to meet and when she peacefully expired, she had made her faith with the All-Divine.

It is not given to mortal mind to unravel the destinies that go with humanity. In this connection we find two persons of the same heart and mind, happy in the broadest guage in their new home and in their surroundings, when the home is suddenly and sadly bereft. The mystery remains and while she is gone from earthly scenes, sorrows and joys, she yet lives in the hearts of those who knew her best. In the hour of grief may the loved ones find hope and consolation in the belief that the breaking of earthly ties is but the Spirit's method of transition to a more exalted sphere where an ultimate re-union of hearts will assuage the keenest sorrow.

All along her pathway are strewn remembrances of her in deeds of kindness. How fitting then are the inspiring lines of the poet,
"Beautiful twilight at set of sun,
Beautiful goal with race well run,
Beautiful rest with work well done."

The remains were brought to her late home Wednesday evening, the funeral service being held at St. Michael's church at Parnell, Friday morning, Father Fisher in charge. Beautiful floral remembrances were in profusion betokening the esteem in which she was held and the church was filled by a large number who gathered to pay the last tribute. Interment was made in St. Michael's cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, her father, two brothers William of Eveleth, Minn., Louis of Chicago; three sisters, Mrs. Geo. McGrane of the town of Scott, Mrs. Mike Gaynor, Mitchell and Mrs. Allard of Boise City, Idaho, David Hughes. Conrad, Montana.

Those from a distance who attended the funeral were John and Allie Neugent of Green Bay, Misses Nellie Glboy and Elizabeth Graham, Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gilboy of Fond du Lac and WIll Gilboy of Milwaukee.


John Gill - 1950
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John Gill, 84, a native of the town of Mitchell, passed away at 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Agnes hospital, Fond du Lac, following a long illness.

He was born in the town of Mitchell on March {1}, 1866, a son of the late Jo{hn and} Catherine Gill. He was m{arried} to the former Miss Catherine Butler on Sept. 22, 1897, at St. Michael's Catholic church in Mitchell.

The couple lived in Mitchell for many years following their marriage. He served as the township clerk for several years, and acquired a reputation as a singer and violinist.

The Gills then moved to Plymouth and later to Eden in Fond du Lac county. Twenty years ago they moved to the city of Fond du Lac. They celebrated their golden anniversary in 1947.

Survivors include {his} wife; one daughter, Mrs. {?} {Rosella} McCune, of {?} Wash., and two sisters {??}

A son and daughter preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at {?} m., Friday, at St. Joseph's {???} Fond du Lac. {???} Riordan will of{ficiate.} {Bu}rial will be made {at St. M}ichael's cemetery in the {town of} Mitchell.

The body will lie in state at the {Ha}rdgrove and Gordon Funeral home, Fond du Lac, until shortly before the time of services.


Mary Gill - Article is Cut-Off, was written by Thomas Heraty
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The dear one leaves behind to mourn her loss and untimely death, her husband and two young children, besides her parents, four sisters and an only brother and a host of sorrowing relatives and friends. She was in the prime of life and enjoyed the blessings of a happy home, and to His infinite and inscrutable will must be left the solution of the mystery why one so dear and somebody loved and needed was torn from her loving husband and children, her parents, sisters and brother. But their consolation is that they submit to the will of the infinite Father, who does all things for the best.

Mrs. Gill was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Murray of the town of Mitchell where she was born and lived all her life. She was a woman who was loved and esteemed by all having the pleasure of her acquaintance, and her many deeds of unselfish kindness as wife, mother, sister, neighbor and friend, are held dear as memories typical of the immortality that awaits her in the beyond.

The funeral was held at Mitchell church on the 4th inst. Requiem high mass was celebrated by Father Burke. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery, Jas. Gilboy had charge of the funeral. The pall bearers were Mike McBride, Jas. McGarvey, Chas. Sholz, Michael McBride, Jas. Bowser and C. Corbett.

The bereaved husband and children, the parents, sisters and brother and the relatives have the heartfelt sympathy of all in their great sorrow. T.H.


Grace Gill
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The Deceased Was The Little Daughter Of Mr. and Mrs. J. Gill of the Town of Mitchell. The Funeral Took Place Last Saturday.

It was on June 10, 1899, that a little daughter came to gladden the hearts of Mr. and Mrs. John Gill of Mitchell. The child was named Grace and being the first born was one around whom many fond hopes of parents were centered.

In June of this year this little girl passed her tenth year and about twenty of her young friends came to help her celebrate the occasion.

But with what grief these same fond parents learned last week that their child, a sufferer from appendicitis in an acute form, had only a small chance of recovery and that an operation was her only source of hope. Dr. Block of Dundee called into consultation Dr. Twohig of Fond du Lac and the operation was performed on Wednesday and on the following day, Sept. 2, the life of the patient little sufferer went out.

The unspeakable sorrow which parents feel for the loss of a beloved child can not be assigned by the commonplaces of condolence. However, there is one thing which should soften the agony of such a bereavement. It is the reflection that little children are pure and guileless and of such is the Kingdom. The fact that, for many it would be better, if they had never passed the stage of innocent youth and grown up only to be a reproach to the world, was most fittingly brought out in the remarks by Rev. Father Fisher at the last services for the dead.

The funeral, which was a large one, took place on Saturday, Two {Article cut off}.


Anna Gill - 1915
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Mrs. Anna Gill, aged ninety-one years, died Wednesday afternoon at four o'clock at her home with her daughter, Mrs. Catherine Williams, 612 Wisconsin avenue. She was the widow of John Gill, who died twenty-five years ago.

The deceased had lived in Sheboygan county the past sixty five years. She was born in County Meath, Ireland and came to America when a young woman. The family settled in Elmira, New York, where they lived about three years before coming to Sheboygan county where they settled in the town of Mitchell. Her name before marriage was Miss Ann Mangan.

Seventeen years ago Mrs. Gill came to Sheboygan to live where she has since made her home. Besides Mrs. Williams she is survived by other children as follows: John Gill of Eden, Miss Ann Gill who lives with her sister, Mrs. Williams in this city and Mrs. Foley also of Sheboygan.

Interment was made Saturday morning in the South Side Catholic cemetery. The funeral was held from the St. Cyril's church at nine o'clock. Rev. Father Murphy officiated at the obsequies.

The Sheboygan Press - March 25, 1915

Mrs. Anna Gill, for more than sixty years, a resident of Sheboygan county, dies at 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Kate Williams, 612 Wisconsin ave.

The funeral services will be held from the St. Cyril and Methodius Catholic church Saturday morning, Rev. Father Murphy officiating. Interment will be made in the South Side Catholic cemetery.

Miss Anna Mangan was born in county Meath, Ireland, 92 years ago, {and as a} young girl came to this {country with} her parents locating in New {York}. Sixty-four years ago she was {mar}ried to John Gill in Elmira, New York, and they came almost immediately to Sheboygan county settling in the town of Mitchell on a farm. The old homestead was located about two miles from Parnell and here they resided, and were numbered among the pioneers of the county. Twenty-five years ago this coming May Mr. Gill died and seventeen years ago Mrs. Gill came to this city to make her home.

She is survived by four children, John Gill of Eden, Fond du Lac county and three daughters, Mrs. Kate Williams, Mrs. John Foley and Miss Anna Gill all of this city. Seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren also survive.

Mrs. Gill was a woman, loved and esteemed by all. Out in the town of Mitchell where she lived for so many years she had an extensive acquaintance. There was something about Grandma Gill that impressed you with sincerity, and so it was throughout her life. She was a true christian, and her faith was so strong that it never waivered and in her declining years she seemed more Christian-like. The approach of the end saw her prepared, and without pain, just the snuffing out of the wick she passed from this life to the Great Beyond. Those who survive are consoled in the thoughts that she rendered service to humanity far beyond her years and that her last thoughts were of those about here. Conscious to the end, she just fell into a peaceful sleep to awaken in that other world.

Her son John Gill arrived from Eden this noon to assist in making the arrangements for the funeral.


Miles Gallagher - May - 1921
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Obituary of the Late Miles Gallagher


Miles Gallagher, who died May 12th, 1921 at the home of his son, John, town of Greenbush, was born December 25th, 1840 in County Mayo, Ireland and came with his parents to New York State in 1846. They came to Wisconsin in 1857 and all his life since then was spent in the town of Greenbush. He was married to Miss Catherine Heraty of the town of Mitchell, July 4th, 1866. Mrs. Gallagher died seven years ago. He was greatly respected by a large circle of friends and was of a genial and kindly nature and could always see the fun in everything. Eight children were born to them, six of whom survive. They are, Mrs. J.B. Ried, Lincoln, Nebraska; Mrs. J.D. DeVoy, Plymouth; John, of town of Greenbush, Miles and Miss Kate of Chicago; Mrs. Graaf, town of Greenbush, Martin and Daniel are dead.

The funeral, held Saturday morning at Osceola, was one of the largest in years. The bearers of the pall were Patrick Carolan, James Godfrey, Joe Rice, Mike Mullen, John Shea, John Stack. Father Haeufler, of Our Lady of Angels Church at Osceola, officiated. John Gallagher of Paola, Kansas, Dr. and Mrs. Miles Gallagher of Chicago were relatives from away present and there were many {Article cut off}.


Catherine Gallagher - August - 1915
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Another honored pioneer of Greenbush has entered on the last trail to the land beyond our ken. Mrs. Miles Gallagher, who departed this life Sunday, Aug. 23, after a brief illness.

Deceased, who was nearly seventy years old, had been nearly a life long resident of the town of Mitchell. Her maiden name was Catherine Heraty and her brother Thomas Heraty, resides in the same town where her life was spent.

She is survived by the following children: Dr. Miles, Chicago; Martin and John, who own cheese factories at Greenbush and Armstrong; Mrs. Reed, Kansas; Mrs. DeVort and Mrs. Graff of Plymouth.

The funeral services were held at nine o'clock Wednesday from the house and at 10:30 from Our Lady of Angel's church at Osceola, Rev. Father Kraus officiating.

Interment was held in the adjoining cemetery.


John T. Gallagher
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John T. Gallagher, 76, of Cascade, died at St. Nicholas hospital at 10:15 p.m. Sunday after a month's illness.

He was born in the town of Greenbush on August 13, 1875, and was married to Miss Alice Shea at Our Lady of Angels church, Armstrong, on January 3, 1906. The couple resided on a farm in the town of Greenbush until 1914 when he became active in the cheesemaking business. Their home has been at Cascade since 1925.

Surviving Mr. Gallagher are his wife; two sons, Donald of Cascade and John of Sheboygan Falls; a daughter, Mrs. Clement {Kathryn} Hubesek of Random Lake; and a sister, Mrs. Genevieve Graff, Oak Park, Ill. There are seven grandchildren. A daughter, Helen, died on December 29, 1949, and three sisters and two brothers also preceded him in death.

He was a member of the Holy Name society of St. Mary's church of Cascade.

Funeral services will be held at the Gentine Funeral home in Plymouth at 9 a.m. Wednesday and at St. Mary's church, Cascade, at 9:30 a.m. with the Rev. L. Schmitt officiating. Burial will be in Armstrong. The Holy Name society of St. Mary's church will hold a vigil at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Tuesday. The body may be viewed from 2 p.m. until the time of services.

Funeral services for John Gallagher, 76, Cascade, who passed away Sunday at St. Nicholas hospital, were held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Gentine Funeral home, Plymouth, and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic church, Cascade {Sheboygan county}. The Rev. Louis F. Schmidt, pastor, was celebrant of the requiem high mass and the Rev. Clarence E. Schouten, former pastor, was in the sanctuary.

Mrs. James Doherty and Ralph Kohlman sang the requiem mass.

Pallbearers were James Gill, Charles McDonnell, John O'Connell, Thomas Gilboy, Lawrence Hand and John Doherty.

Burial was made in Our Lady of Angels cemetery at Armstrong.

Among those attending the services were Mr. and Mrs. Will Lynch, Dr. David Twohig, Mrs. James Frazier, Mr. and Mrs. James De Voy and Benno Wifler of Fond du Lac; Mrs. Louis Stocky, Milwaukee; Mrs. Genevieve Graff, Oak Park, Ill.; Mrs. Richard Ryan and Mrs. Howard Breschke, Chicago; Mrs. Peter Faur, Villa Park, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Michels, Brownsville; Mr. and Mrs. Russell Ryan, Mr. and Mrs. William Ryan, Sr., and Duane, and Mr. and Mrs. William Ryan, Jr., Oakfield; Mr. and Mrs. John Bierne and Mr. and Mrs. William Bierne, Eden; Mrs. James Shea, James Miles, Emil and Hazel Blackmore, Mrs. Rose O'Brien and Dorothy, all of Campbellsport.


Robert Grande - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - January 30, 1940
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Robert Grande Passes Away Here; Rites Saturday


Robert Grande, 66, of 1239 Trimberger court, died at St. Nicholas hospital this morning at 8:15 o'clock after a several weeks' illness.

He was born in Berlin, Germany, on March 15, 1873, and came to Sheboygan in 1891, where he lived since. He was a painter by trade and for the past 19 years had been a decorator-contractor. On June 29, 1895, he married Mary Kleist, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Kleist, city.

Survivors are his widow, four daughters and one son, Mrs. Walter {Frieda} Wagner, Arvin, Mrs. Roman {Agnes} Federer, Mrs. Herman {Meta} Krueger, and Mrs. Walter {Helen} Bowen, all of this city, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at the Robert H. Kroos funeral home, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Philipp Dreis of Holy Name church officiating, with interment in Calvary cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from Tuesday night on.


Mary Grande - The Sheboygan Press - July - 1943
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Mrs. Mary Grande Passes Away Here Monday Morning


Mrs. Mary Grande, widow of Robert Grande, 1925 N. Fifteenth street, passed away at St. Nicholas hospital at 8:55 o'clock Monday morning after an illness of several days.

She was born on Nov. 4, 1877, in Sheboygan, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Kleist. Deceased attended Holy Name school. On June 29, 1895, she was married to Robert Grande, and they had lived here since.

Mr. Grande preceded her in death three and one-half years ago.

Survivors are five children, Mrs. Walter {Frieda} Wagner, Arvin, Mrs. Roman {Agnes} Federer, Mrs. Herman {Meta} Krueger, Mrs. Walter {Helen} Bowen, all of Sheboygan, eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three brothers and three sisters, Herman and Eddie of Sheboygan, Jacob of Grafton, Mrs. Annie Kubel, Mrs. Edna Herman and Mrs. Hulda Eisold, all of Sheboygan.

Mrs. Grande was a home-loving wife and a devoted mother.

Funeral services will be condicted on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at the Robert H. Kroos Funeral home by the Rev. Edward Ziegler of Holy Name church. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home beginning tonight.

The Sheboygan Press - 1943

Many Attend Funeral Services For The Late Mrs. Mary Grande


Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Grande, widow of the late Robert Grande, who died on Monay evening at St. Nicholas hospital, were conducted on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at the Robert H. Kroos Funeral home. The Rev. Edward Ziegler of Holy Name church officiated and burial was in Calvary cemetery.

Miss Hattie Rodewald played several selections on the organ during the service. The many floral offerings and spiritual bouquets and the friends and relatives who called at the funeral home and attended the services attested to the high esteem in which deceased was held.

The Women's Catholic Order of Foresters under the direction of the Rev. Hilarion Mikalofsky, held a vigil on Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Among the floral pieces were those from the Sheboygan Leather company, Afternoon Card club and employes of the Sheboygan Leather company.

The pallbearers were Mike Wagner, Joseph Wagner, Joseph Kalchthaler, Robert Neubauer, John Degenhardt and Albert Schuette.

Attending the services from out of town were Mrs. and Mrs. Arthur Pietsch, Miss Pauline Schreiber, Mrs. William Diedrich, Mrs. Alma Kocher, Mrs. Lydia Krueger, Mrs. Caroline Schroeder, Mrs. and Mrs. Edward Gressing, Miss Harriet Gressing, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kleist, Mr. and Mrs. Schroeder, all of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Kleist of Grafton and Mr. and Mrs. George Seifert, School Hill.


Thomas Goric - The Sheboygan Press - February 9, 1980 - P.4
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Funeral services for Thomas Goric, 61, of 1623 Blocki Court, who died Friday, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home.

The Rev. Edmund Aho, pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church will officiate. Cremation will follow.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Sunday and until the time of services on Monday.

A VFW post 9156 memorial service will be held there at 7:30 Sunday evening.

Mr. Goric was born June 4, 1918 in New London, a son of Mike and Olga Behrendt Goric. He came to Sheboygan as a child and attended schools here.

From 1944 to 1946 he served in the U.S. Army in the Asiatic and Pacific Theaters.

He was employed at the Optenburg Iron Works from 1946 until his retirement in 1977 due to ill health.

On Oct. 8, 1949, he married Hildegard Eisold at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Mr. Goric was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, VFW Post 9156 and also was past commander of the post in 1971-72. He was appointed aide-de-camp and all-state commander for the VFW in 1971.

Survivors are his wife; two sons, Michael of Sheboygan and Thomas of Green Bay; one grandchild; his mother of Sheboygan, and two sisters, Mrs. Arthur Grenier of Two Rivers and Mrs. Anona Parsells of Manitowoc. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother.


William O. Grasse - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - February 1, 1992 - p.9
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William O. Grasse, 83, of 909 Ontario Ave., died Friday, January 31, 1992, at Sunny Ridge, where he was a patient for the past two weeks, having previously been hospitalized at Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center.

Mr. Grasse was born April 25, 1908, in Sheboygan, to the late Frederick and Louise Koch Grasse. He attended grade school and the Sheboygan Vocational School.

On June 28, 1939, he married Miss Margaret Eversdyk, also of Sheboygan.

During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army. He was employed at the Wisconsin Public Service Company for 32 years and retired in 1968. 'Bill' was a member of Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, was president of the Sheboygan County Baseball Oldtimers Association for 32 years, was inducted into the Sheboygan County Baseball Hall of Fame, was a member of the Milwaukee Oldtimers Baseball Association, a member of the American Legion Prescott Bayens Post No. 83, a member of the Mud Club and former member of the Hoaky Doaks Club and Kohler Skat Club.

Survivors are his wife, Margaret; one daughter, Barbara Jean Grasse, of Milwaukee; one sister, Mrs. Louise Svoboda, of Sheboygan. One son and two brothers preceded him in death.

The funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Monday, at Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer. The Rev. H. William Jordan, pastor, will officiate. The burial will be at Wildwood Cemetery. Friends may call at Ballhorn Funeral Chapel from 4 to 7 p.m., on Sunday and at the church on Monday, at the time of services.

A memorial fund has been established, in Mr. Grasse's name, for Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer.


Leo Gahagan - The Sheboygan Press - 1974
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Leo {Irish} Gahagan, 65, of 1209 N. 12th St., Sheboygan, formerly of Plymouth, died Friday afternoon at St. Nicholas Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Born on Nov. 6, 1908 at Marshfield, he was a son of the late George and Julia Gosline Gahagan.

He married Francis {sic} Barrett Fee at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Plymouth, on Aug. 27, 1930.

Mr. Gahagan was employed by Borden Food Co., Plymouth, retiring after 40 years of service, when he moved to Sheboygan.

Survivors include his widow, five daughters, Mrs. Daniel {Pat} Gross of Winneconne, and Mrs. Lanny {Beverly} Schirmer, Mrs. Harold {Audrey} Stone, Mrs. Carl {Marilyn} Radtke and Mrs. Roland {Sharon} Struve, all of Plymouth; 21 grandchildren and a great-grandson; eight brothers, Frances {sic}, Morris and George, Sheboygan, Marvin of Milwaukee, Lloyd of Waldo, Jerome and James, Plymouth, and Gilbert of Roff, Okla., and a sister, Mrs. Leroy Wilcomm, West Bend.

A sister and two brothers preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at the Huss Funeral Home, Plymouth, and at 10:30 at St. John the Baptist Church, the Rev. Richard Baer, pastor, celebrant of the requiem Mass. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday. A parish vigil will be held there at 8 p.m. Sunday.


Bert Gilboy - The Sheboygan Press - December 27, 1938
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Plymouth - {special} - Bert Gilboy of town of Mitchell passed away at the nearby home of Tom Gillboy on Monday. he was born Aug. 27, 1883, at Osceola, the son of Michael and Elizabeth Murray Gillboy and moved to town of Mitchell at the age of five years. He spent is youth there and married Margaret Fitzpatrick, who preceded him in death three and on-half years ago.

He is survived by the following children: Thomas and Mary Gillboy of town of Mitchell; Miss Eleanor Gillboy, of Chicago; and Mrs. Janet Kastendike of Baltimore, Md.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10am Thursday at St. Mary's church, Cascade, by the Rev. Clarence Schouten and burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Tom Gillboy residence from 5pm Tuesday until 9am Thursday.


Lillie Giese - The Sheboygan Press - July 20, 1981
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Mrs. Lillie Giese, 90, formerly of Elkhart Lake, died Saturday afternoon at Rocky Knoll Health Care facility where she had been a patient for three years.

The former Lillie Feldmann, she was born May 24, 1891, in the Town of Rhine, a daughter of the late George and Minnie Keffel Feldmann.

On Feb 24, 1912, she and Carl Giese were married at Xoar United Church of Christ, Town of Rhine.

The couple lived and farmed in the Town of Rhine until moving to Elkhart Lake in 1945. Mr. Giese died April 10, 1973.

Mrs. Giese was a member of the Community United Church of Christ, Elkhart Lake, and its Ldies Aid Society, and the Elkhart Lake Senior Citizens.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edwin {Lucile} Miller and Mrs. Orville {Rheina} Klein, both of West Bend; one son, Frederick, Plymouth; 12 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren' one sister, Mrs. Hattie Hartz of Elkhart Lake and one brother, Milton Feldmann of the Town of Rhine. She was preceeded in death by a daughter, one grandson, one geat grandson and one brother.

Funeral services will be held 7:30 pm tuesday at Community UCC, Elkhart Lake, the Rev. Robert Lee Johnston, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery, Elkhart Lake.

Friends may call at the church from 3 pm Tuesday until the time of service.

A memorial fund has been established in Mrs. Giese's anem for the church.

The Wittkopp Funeral Service, Plymouth, is handling arrangements.


Patrick Grimes - Sheboygan County News - Wednesday - December 1, 1909 - p.1
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Grimes: - Patrick Grimes who was born in Ireland 84 years ago and came to America as a young man, died Monday night at his home in Glenbeulah.

Sheboygan County Historical Review - Fourth quarter - 1909

At the age of 86 years, Patrick Grimes died at his home in the town of Greenbush, Nov. 29.

Mr. Grimes was born in county Mayo, Ireland, and came to America, sixty years ago. He was married in Ohio to Miss Nolan, who died six years ago. Four daughters and two sons are left. They are Mrs. John Cain of Russell, Mrs. John DeVoy Jr. of Greenbush, Emma at home and a daughter at Oshkosh, Anthony of Hull's Crossing and Will of Greenbush. The deceased had lived on his farm fifty years.

The funeral took place at the Glenbeulah Catholic church, Dec. 2, Rev. Meyer of Plymouth officiating. The remains were interred in the cemetery in Mitchell beside his wife.


William Gartmann - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - March 2, 1912 - p.1
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Dies of Heart Disease

William Bartmann {sic, Gartmann}, 88 years of age, died suddenly of heart disease this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Herman {Otilia} Bogen, in the town of Wilson. Coroner Feagan was summoned but the case was not one calling for the coroner.

The funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Esch officiating and interment will take place in the Wilson cemetery.

Sheboygan County News, Wed, Mar 6 1912, p1

Gartmann:- William Gartmann, a respected pioneer resident of the town of Wilson, died suddenly of heart failure at 10:30 o'clock, Friday evening, Mch. 1, 1912, at the home of his son-in-law Herman Bogen in the town of Wilson.

Mr. Gartmann who was a native of Germany was 88 years old and had been a resident of Sheboygan county over fifty years. His wife died about six years ago, but there are several children living. The funeral took place Tuesday, the Rev. Joseph Oesch officiating. Interment in Fladers Rest cemetery.


F. W. Gartman - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - October 4, 1943
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F. W. Gartman is Called To Rest Here Saturday Night

F. W. {William} Gartman, 79, pioneer Sheboygan county cheesemaker who was widely known in Sheboygan and Ozaukee counties, passed away at St. Nicholas hospital at 11 p.m. Saturday after an illness.

The death of Mr. Gartman will be deeply regretted by his many friends, for he had a congenial personality and enjoyed being with people. His favorite diversion was the game of skat, and until he became ill he enjoyed playing this game with his friends.

A member of a family of 14, he was born on May 14, 1864 in the town of Wilson in this county and at the age of 20 started learning the cheesemaking business at Holy Cross in Ozaukee county.

In 1889 he took over the cheese factory at Weeden's Station {Town Wilson, Sheboygan Cnty} which he owned and operated until 1913. At that time he moved to his home at 1010 N. Ninth street where he resided the past 30 years.

Mr. Gartman also owned and operated the Pine Grove cheese factory in the town of Holland and for a short time owned a cheese factory in the town of Mosel. Later he adopted the trade of carpenter and worked at it until 15 years ago when he retired.

He was a member of the Wisconsin Cheese Makers association and was acquainted with almost everybody in that industry during the years that he was still active.

The marriage of Mr. Gartman to Helen Wolf took place at Holy Cross {Ozaukee Cnty} on April 21, 1891.

Besides his wife he is survived by four daughters and three sons, Mrs. John {Katherine} Mersberger, Mrs. George {Henrietta} Hammes, Mrs. Roy {Madeline} Head of Sheboygan, and Mrs. George {Leona} Thull of Detroit, Mich., Walter F., Louis H. Gartman of Sheboygan, and Dr. William J. Gartman, a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, now stationed at Camp Le Jeune, New River, N. C.; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Siegworth of Sheboygan and Mrs. Louise Schmirler of Marathon county; one brother, Albert Gartman of Sheboygan; 12 grandchildren {Gertrude, Gerald and Walter Gartman; Donald and Wesley Thull; Jack Hammes; Roman, Sylvester, Mary Ann and Ruth Mersberger; Thomas and Jerome Head} and four great grandchildren.

Mr. Gartman was a devout member of Holy Name church and of the Holy Name society.

Funeral services will be held at the Gerend Funeral home at 10 a.m. Wednesday and at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Name church. Friends may view the body after 7 o'clock tonight.

Funeral - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - October 7, 1943

Last Rites For F. W. Gartman Are Conducted On Wednesday

Last rites for F. W. Gartman, 79, prominent Sheboygan resident, were held on Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at the Gerend Funeral home followed by a requiem high mass at Holy Name church at 10:30 o'clock. The Rev. Edward Ziegler was the celebrant. Interment was made on the Gartman lot in Calvary cemetery, where the Rev. Raymond Souchurek officiated. Mr. Gartman passed away on Saturday evening.

A beautiful array of flowers banked the casket and filled the alcove where the body lay in state. Among the organizations sending flowers were the officers and directors of the Security National bank, John Stephani company, Elks Card club, directors of the Sheboygan Baseball association, Billman Flower Shoppe, Van Der Vaart Brick and Building Supply company, the Sheboygan Trust company, officers and directors of the South West State Bank and the Yacht club.

The pallbearers were Joseph Hiltgen, William Herr, Nic Hiltgen, Sr., Aloys Meyer, Theodore Schmitz and Ed Schraut, all members of Mr. Gartman's skat club.

The high esteem in which Mr. Gartman was held was shown by the many friends who called at the funeral home. On Tuesday evening at the funeral home the Holy Name society of Holy Name church prayed the rosary.

Among the out of town people attending the services were: Mrs. Anna Thomas, Mrs. William Hilger, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gartman, all of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Johannes of Cleveland; Mrs, Elizabeth Hiltgen and Mrs. Pat Sheehy, Manitowoc; Mrs. D. F. Mayer {sister-in-law}, Mr. and Mrs. Nic Pierrone, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Weyker, Mrs. John Weyker, Belgium; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Hiltgen, Mrs. J. N. Paulus and daughter, Helen, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Drexler, Fredonia; Corp. Jack Hammes {grandson}, Grand Island Air Base, Nebr.; Cadet William Marotz {husband of granddaughter}, Grand Forks, N. Dak.; Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Schmirler and son, Ed., Mrs. Carl Rahn, Mrs. Ferdinand Gartman, Wausau; Mrs. Stanley McKulski, Evanston; Mr. and Mrs. Nic A. Poull, Port Washington; Lieut. William Gartman {son}, Camp LeJeune, N. C., and Mr. and Mrs. George J. Thull and son, Wesley, Detroit, Mich.


Erma K. Gartman - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - February 25, 1995 - p.2
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Erma K. Gartman, 95, a resident of the Morningside Health Center, died there Thursday evening, February 23, 1995.

Erma was born May 21, 1899 in Sheboygan to August and Bertha Feritsch Klewe. She attended local schools and graduated from Sheboygan High School.

On October 31, 1930, she married Louis Gartman. The couple resided on Clifton Ave. for many years. She resided on Center Ave., before moving to Morningside Health Center in 1991. Mr. Gartman preceded her in death on September 2, 1945.

Mrs. Gartman was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Survivors include two nieces, Marian Roepe, Bayside, and Dorothy {Chief Justice Nathan} Heffernan, of Madison. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Cora Fredricksen, Adelia Hilleman and Laura Docka.

Private funeral services will be held Monday, at Ballhorn Funeral Chapels. The Rev. Galan Walther, associate pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will take place in Wildwood Cemetery.

A memorial fund has been established for Trinity Lutheran Church in her name.


Mrs. F. W. {Lena} Gartman - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - April 23, 1954
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Funeral services for Mrs. F. W. Gartman, 85, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Gerend's Funeral Home and at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Name Church. The Rev. Anthony J. Knackert, pastor, will be the celebrant of the requiem high mass. Burial will take place on the family lot in Calvary Cemetery.

Mrs. Gartman, widow of a pioneer Sheboygan County cheesemaker, died early Thursday morning at St. Nicholas Hospital after a protracted illness.

Nee Lena Wolf, she was born Feb. 22, 1869, at Holy Cross in the Town of Belgium {Ozaukee Cnty}. Her marriage to Mr. Gartman was solemnized at Holy Cross on April 21, 1891.

The couple resided in the Town of Wilson where Mr. Gartman operated a cheese factory at Weeden's Station until 1813 {sic, 1913} when they came to Sheboygan to reside.

Mr. Gartman died Oct. 2, 1943.

Mrs. Gartman, a resident of the Anna M. Reiss Home for the past ?? years, was a faithful member of Holy Name Church and the St. Ann's Altar and Christian Mothers' Society of the parish.

Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. George {Leona} Thull, Detroit, Mich., Mrs. George {Henrietta} Fredricks and Mrs. Roy {Madeline} Head, Sheboygan; two sons, Walter F., Sheboygan, and Dr. William J., Milwaukee; 16 grandchildren {Gertrude, Walter Jr and Gerald Gartman; Thomas, Jerome, Kenneth and Helen Head; Donald and Wesley Thull; Jack Hammes; Roman, Sylvester, Mary Ann and Ruth Mersberger; Barbara and Mary Gartman} and 22 grandchildren {sic}.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Louis, and a daughter, Mrs. Katherine Mersberger.

Members of St. Ann's Altar and Christian Mothers' Society of Holy Name parish will recite the rosary at the funeral home at 7:30 o'clock this evening.

The body will lie in state at the funeral home until the hour of services.

Bracketed copy has been added as additional information.

Funeral - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - April 24, 1954

Mrs. Lena Gartman

Funeral services for Mrs. Lena Gartman, widow of F. W. Gartman, who passed away Thursday morning, were held this morning at 10 o'clock at Gerend's Funeral home followed by a requiem high mass at 10:30 o'clock at Holy Name church. Father Anthony J. Knackert, pastor, was the celebrant and burial took place on the family lot in Calvary cemetery. The mass was sung by the school children with Miss Roseann Wagner as organist.

Members of the St. Ann's Altar and Christian Mothers society, led by Father Harold C. Petronis, curate, recited the rosary at the funeral home Friday evening. The society attended church services in a body.

Pallbearers were Walter Gartman, Jr., Jack Hammes, William Marotz, Roman and Sylvester Mersberger and Joseph Rollinger, all grandsons of deceased {or husbands of granddaughters}.


Louis H. Gartman - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - September 4, 1945
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Prominent Citizen is Summoned

Louis H. Gartman, Well Known Manufacturer And Civic Leader, Dies Sunday Evening


Born: September 2, 1901 - Died: September 2, 1945

Louis H. Gartman, 44, prominent Sheboygan manufacturer and for many years a leader in the Community Fund and other welfare projects, passed away at Memorial hospital Sunday evening after an illness. He died on his forty-fourth birthday anniversary.

While Mr. Gartman had not been in good health for a number of years, the death of a person so well known and so popular is always a shock to the community, and it is a particularly severe one in this instance. "Louie," as he was known familiarly by young and old, had hosts of friends in all walks of life who will deeply mourn his death.

Although he became well known as president of the Van Der Vaart Brick and Building Supply company, as president of the Sheboygan Community Fund and in the numerous other worthwhile activities which he helped make successful in Sheboygan, "Louie" will best be remembered for his fine upright character and for the exceptional personality which won him so many friends and which made it impossible for anyone to dislike him.

Born in County

One of the outstanding assets of his fine character was a rare sense of humor which always made it a pleasure to be in his company, and it is seldom that any group of his friends gets together without recalling some sparkling bit of wit contributed by "Louie" at their last meeting. This was especially true at the Elks club where Mr. Gartman, a past exalted ruler and former trustee, would meet his friends for a card game during his recreation hours.

Mr. Gartman was born Sept. 2, 1901, in the town of Wilson and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William F. {sic, should be F. William} Gartman. His father died a number of years ago and his mother is one of the survivors.

Mr. Gartman attended school in this city and upon his graduation from Sheboygan High school he became a clerk for the Knauf Cigar company.

Expanded Business

Later he conducted a successful insurance business for a number of years and then became a saleman for the Van Der Vaart Brick and Building Supply Co. Upon the death of George Van Der Vaart in 1932, he became vice president and general manager. He continued in this capacity until 1936 when he became president of the company following the death of John Van Der Vaart. During Mr. Gartman's presidency the company was expanded with the erection of a ready-mix concrete plant in 1940 and the purchase of the Weigand Concrete Products company of Green Bay in 1944.

Not only was his leadership seen in the concern he represented, but Mr. Gartman, as a citizen, was interested in the welfare of his community to the extent of being connected with many philanthropic activities. In 1938 he was chairman of the manufacturer's division of the Sheboygan Community fund drive, and in 1939 he became campaign chairman. He served as president of the Community Fund in 1940 and 1941, continued to serve as a director, and last year he was elected honorary president. Mr. Gartman was appointed to serve on Selective Service Board No. 2 in December, 1940. He was elected a director of the South-West State bank in January, 1943.

Had Many Interests

Mr. Gartman took a great deal of pleasure and interest in his affiliation with the Sheboygan Lodge of the Elks. He served the lodge in various capacities, including the office of exalted ruler from 1929 to 1931 and later as trustee of the lodge.

Mr. Gartman was one of the founders, a charter director, of the Sheboygan Y.M.C.A. and a past vice president and director of the Sheboygan Association of Commerce.

He also was a former president of the Rotary club at Sheboygan. At the time of his death Mr. Gartman was serving as secretary-treasurer of the Wisconsin Concrete Pipe association.

He was greatly interested in the promotion of athletics in the community and in that connection served as a director of the Sheboygan Baseball association.

Mr. Gartman was married to Miss Erma Klewe, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. August Klewe in 1930. There were no children.

Besides his wife and mother, Mr. Gartman is survived by four sisters, Mrs. John {Katherine} Mersberger, Mrs. George {Henrietta} Hammes, Mrs. Roy {Madeline} Head of Sheboygan, and Mrs. George {Leona} Thull of Detroit, Mich., and two brothers, Walter of Sheboygan, and Lt. William J. Gartman of the U.S. navy stationed at Camp LeJeune, N.C.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Robert H. Kroos Funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home from this evening until the hour of the services.

Funeral - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - September 6, 1945 - p.14

Louis H. Gartman Is Laid To Rest After Services Today

With the Robert H. Kroos Funeral home filled to capacity and even overflowing with his many friends from all walks of life and from near and far, impressive funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today for the late Louis H. Gartman, well known citizen and civic leader.

The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Phillipp Dreis of Holy Name church conducted the ceremonies at the funeral home. Then the long cortege proceeded to Wildwood cemetery where officers of the Elks performed the committal service and burial was made.

"When the news of our friend's death came to us, it came as a shock to you, to me, to every one," said Monsignor Dreis in his tribute to Mr. Gartman as an outstanding citizen of the community.

"There were so many fine things Mr. Gartman did for the community. His business was an asset to the city, the many charitable things he did, the friendships he made - all were good for the community. Whatever was known of him in these many phases of his life was good, and that is why the news of his death was such a shock to all of us.

You can say that in this instance death was expected. But death really is always unexpected, and we all extend our deep sympathies to members of his family and those who were near and dear to him.

Fine Citizen

"There are some things that we, his friends, can do. We can think of him as the fine citizen that he was, think of the many good deeds he did and try to emulate him in our charitable activities and in our daily life. We can also pray that his soul rest in peace with God, for he is now in hands greater than anything human or on this earth."

Officers of Sheboygan Lodge No. 299 of the Elks who presented the burial ritual were: Attorney John Walter, exalted ruler; William Arndt, leading knight; Harley Halverson, loyal knight; Attorney Jacob Federer, lecturing knight; Frank Hoekstra, esquire; William Goodnough, Jr., secretary; Otto Stielow, chaplain.

Active pallbearers were: Attorney E.H. Clemens, Henry Schilder, Roland Herr, John Detling and Walter J. Pfister of Sheboygan, and Emmett Evans of Green Bay.

Honorary pallbearers were: H. Carl Prange, William A. Reiss, O.A. Kroos, C. E. Broughton, Edward Mayr, Dr. Leslie W. Tasche, Frank Ries, W.B. Lucas, Frederick Hilpertshauser, and Floyd Bau of Sheboygan; Edward Lehman of Wauwatosa and Eph. Broderick of Manitowoc.

Many Flowers

In addition to the constant stream of visitors at the funeral home from the time Mr. Gartman rested in state until the hour of the services, the high regard in which Mr. Gartman was held was indicated by the beautiful floral tributes that filled the home. Among organizations which sent flowers were the following:

Ready Mix Concrete Assn. of Wisconsin, Crystal Lake Crushed Stone Co., Wisconsin Ready-Mix Assn., 1500 Block Business Men's Assn., Kohler Co., employes Van Der Vaart Brick Building & Supply Co., The C. Reiss Coal Co., officers and directors Southwest State bank, Waukesha Cement Tile Co., Badger Concrete Co., Fehr Concrete Pipe Works, Consumers Supply Co., Koepke Brothers, Wausau Concrete Co.

Sheboygan Lodge No. 299 BPO Elks, directors of Sheboygan Baseball Assn., Van Der Vaart Brick & Building Supply Co., officers and directors Security National bank, Builders & Traders Exchange, Streator Brick Co., Streator, Ill.

Wisconsin Concrete Products Co., Green Bay, Optenberg Iron Works, Sheboygan Falls Brick & Tile Co., Selective Service Board No. 2, Grasse Bros. Oil Co., officers and directors Citizens State bank, Knaus Construction Co., Green Bay, General Drivers Dairy Products Employes & Helpers Union Local 56, South Side Hardware & Plumbing Co., Polarware, Sheboygan Brick Co., Selective Service Board No. 1, Wadhams Oil Co., Giese Eickberg.

United Construction Co., Grand Rapids, Mich., A. F. Kullmann Insurance Agency, Gray-Robinson Construction Co., Sheboygan Community Fund board of directors, the Erie Oil Co., J. J. Koepsell Co., Weinkauf Electric Co., Sheboygan Yacht club, the Verifine Dairy Products Co., Monarch Distributing Co., Auto Electric Co., Construction Labors Local No. 80, Sheboygan Rotary club.

Among the relatives from out of the city who attended the services were: Mrs. George Thull of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Jack Paulus and L. Hiltgen of Fredonia, Mrs. Barbara Mayer and Miss Alma Mayer of Belgium, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Weyker of Holy Cross, and Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Docka of Appleton.

Business associates and friends from out of the city who attended the services included: F. J. Steeno, Harold Londo, John Brogan, and R. K. Chaple of Green Bay, Earl Walter, Jack Carey and George Schwab of Manitowoc, Walter Gehl of West Bend, Les Buckman of Appleton, Jack Waite and Theodore Widder of Waukesha.


Sophia Gartman - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - April 9, 1973
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Mrs. Sophia Gartman, 72, of 1404 N. 12th St., widow of Walter F. Gartman, died early Sunday at her home after being stricken with an apparent heart attack.

The former Sophia Mihm, she was born in Sheboygan on Dec. 5, 1900, a daughter of the late Albert and Emma Fritz Mihm. She attended Holy Name School.

On Sept. 26, 1921, she married Walter F. Gartman. He died Dec. {sic, should be Sep.} 2, 1964.

Mrs. Gartman was an employe of Lakeland Manufacturing Co. for many years, retiring in 1963.

She was a member of Holy Name Catholic Parish, St. Anne Christian Mother and Altar Society, the Mission Society and the Liederkrantz Auxiliary.

Surviving are two sons, Walter R., of Sheboygan, and Gerald W., Agana, Guam; one daughter, Mrs. Joseph M. {Gertrude} Rollinger of Wauwatosa; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, Rudy Mihm of Menasha and Joseph of Waseca, Minn., and two sisters, Mrs. Harry Hesse and Mrs. Dorothy Miesfeld, both of Sheboygan.

Three brothers and one sister preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, with a noon funeral Mass at Holy Name Catholic Church with the Rev. Laurence Waleske, pastor, celebrant. The Mass will follow family rites at the Kroos-Mason Funeral Home at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

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

A parish and society rosary vigil will be held at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

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


Walter F. Gartman - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - September 2, 1964
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Walter F. Gartman, 65, of 1404 N. 12th St., died shortly before noon at St. Nicholas Hospital following a lengthy illness.

He was born on Jan. 23, 1899, in the Town of Wilson, a son of the late William Frank and Helen {{Wolf}} Gartman. He was married to Sophia Mihm at Holy Name Catholic Church on Sept. 26, 1921.

Mr. Gartman was an employe of Sanitary Engineering Co. at Kohler for 15 years; at Manitowoc Ship Yards for five years; and a salesman for John Cesar Co. for 26 years prior to his retirement on Jan. 1, 1963.

He was a member of Holy Name Church, the Holy Name Society of the parish and the Liederkrantz Singing Society.

Survivors are his wife; two sons, Gerald and Walter R. Jr., both of Sheboygan; one daughter, Mrs. Joseph {Gertrude} Rollinger of Milwaukee; 10 grandchildren; a brother, Dr. William Gartman of Milwaukee; three sisters, Mrs. George {{Henrietta}} Fredricks and Mrs. Roy {{Madeline}} Head, both of Sheboygan, and Mrs. George {{Leona}} Thull, of Detroit, Mich. He was preceded in death by one brother {Louis} and one sister {Katherine Mersberger}.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Holy Name Church following brief family rites at Gerend's Funeral Home at 8:30. The Rev. Anthony J. Knackert, pastor, will be celebrant of the requiem high Mass, and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Friends may call at Gerend's after 4 p.m. Friday. Members of Holy Name Society will hold a vigil at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Bracketed copy has been added for additional information.


Dr. William J. Gartman - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - May 31, 1983
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Dr. William J. Gartman, 78, a Sheboygan native, died Saturday in Florida.

He was born Sept. 8, 1904, in Sheboygan, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Gartman.

He graduated from Marquette University Dental School, and practiced dentistry in Sheboygan before and after service in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Dr, Gartman was employed by the Veterans Administration in Milwaukee until retiring and moving to Lighthouse Point, Fla.

Survivors include his wife, the former Corrine Simons; two daughters, Barbara and Mary, both at home; and two sisters, Leona Thull, of Warren, Mich., and Madline {sic, Madeline} Head, of Sheboygan. He was preceded in death by two brothers {Louis, Walter} and two sisters {Henrietta, Katherine}.

Funeral services and burial will take place in Florida.


George August Gartman - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - March 10, 1916
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G. A. Gartman Expires in Town Wilson

August Gartman, aged 82 years, 2 months and 2 days, died Wednesday at the home of his son, Henry, in the town of Wilson, after an illness of seven weeks. The deceased was a prominent farmer and of wide acquaintance throughout the county.

The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the house, Rev. Esch, pastor of the Lutheran church in the town of Wilson, officiating. Interment will be made in Fladers cemetery.

The deceased was born at Brandenburg, Prussia, and came to this country in 1852, settling on a farm in Town Wilson. In 1858, he was married to Henrietta Fenner and fifteen children were born of the union, ten of whom are still living. Mrs. Gartman died about twenty years ago. The survivors are Mrs. Mathilda Kelner, Sheboygan; Charles Gartman, town of Lima; Ferdinand, Edgar; William, Sheboygan; Albert, Salt Lake City, Utah; Mrs. Anton {Louise} Schmieler, Edgar; Henry, town of Wilson; Mrs. Henry {Minnie} Seigwarth, town of Wilson; Mrs. Ernest {Anna} Widder, town of Wilson; Mrs. Nick {Caroline} Opgenorth, Sheboygan; forty-six grand children and thirteen great grand children.

Mr. Gartman was formerly assessor of the town of Wilson and director of the Wilson Insurance Co.


Charles F. Gartman - Sheboygan Herald - January 11, 1919
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Early Wednesday morning, Charles F. Gartman passed away at his home, of heart failure, at the age of fifty-seven. While he had not been well for a few days previous to his demise, his condition was not such as to cause any particular alarm, and his demise was therefore unexpected.

Mr. Gartman was born December 15, 1861, in the town of Wilson, and his life was spent either in that town or in this city. He early left the farm and engaged in cheese making, having conducted a cheese factory at Six Corners for thirty-two years. The past two years he lived in Sheboygan, and it was very recently that he moved with his family into a pleasant home on the Lake Shore road. For the past year, he has been a patrolman of county highways.

These survive: The wife and the following children: Charles Jr., at Wirley; Frank at Camp Humphrey, Va.; Mrs. Jack Vander Loo, formerly Miss Helen, residing on the Calumet Drive; Misses Marie, Laura, Clara, Rose and Eleanore at home. He also leaves the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. John {Mathilda Ottilie} Heinzen, Mrs. Nick {Caroline} Opgenorth, Mrs. Henry {Anna} Widder, F.W. Gartman, all of this city; Mrs. Anton Schmirler and Fred Gartmann of Edgar, Wis.; and Albert Gartmann of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Obituary - The Sheboygan Press - January 15, 1919

Gartmann Funeral

Funeral services for the late C. F. Gartmann were held on Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at the Holy Name church, Father D. F. Thill conducting the services at the church and Rev. Lehwald, assistant of the parish, was in charge of the services at the grave. The remains were laid to rest in the North Side Catholic cemetery. There were many beautiful floral tributes and also many spiritual bouquets.

The pallbearers were Fred and W. F. Gartmann, brothers of the deceased, John Heinzen, Albert and Anton Braun and John Mersberger.

Among those who attended the obsequies were Ferdinand Gartmann and Mrs. Anton J. Schmider {sic?, Schmirler}, of Edgar, and Mrs. John Hoffmann, Milwaukee.

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Charles Gartman was the third of 14 children of G. August Gartman and Juliane Henrietta Fenner. Both parents died and are buried in Wilson Township, Sheboygan Co. Siblings were: Antonia {1859-1911?}, Mathilde, {1860-before 1942},Ferdinand W. {1863-before 1942}, F. Wilhelm {1863-1942}, Albert {1864-1946}, Louise {Mrs Anton Schmirler}{1868-?}, Ida {1870-1894},Heinrich C. {1871-1916}, Wilhelmina {1873-1943?}, Anna {Mrs Ernest Widder}{1874-1940?},Caroline {Mrl Niklas Opgenorth}{1875-1942}, Maria Anna {1877-1914}, and Frank {1879-1906}.


Anna Gartman - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - January 12, 1959
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Mrs. Anna Gartman, 75, a former resident of the Town of Wilson, died Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edwin Senglaub, near Waldo.

Born Oct. 11, 1883, in Sheboygan, a daughter of the late August and Caroline Thielman, she attended Immanuel Lutheran School and was confirmed with the class of 1897.

Following her marriage to Valentine Gartman on Oct. 19, 1901, at Immanuel Church, she and her husband lived on a farm in the Town of Wilson until their retirement 12 years ago.

The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1951.

Mrs. Gartman was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in the Town of Wilson and the Ladies' Aid Society of the church.

Survivors are a son, Herbert R., of R. 1, Oostburg; two daughters, Mrs. Edwin {Lenora} Senglaub of R. 1, Waldo, and Mrs. Ewald {Edna} Grunwald of R. 1, Sheboygan Falls; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Ed TerMaat of Kalispell, Mont.

Her husband, two daughters and four brothers preceded her in death.

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

The body will lie in state at the Ramm Funeral Home from 4 p.m. Tuesday until 10 a.m. Wednesday, and at the church from 11 a.m. Wednesday until the time of services.


Herbert R. Gartman - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - December 10, 1975
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A former Town of Wilson chairman and prominent dairy farmer, Herbert R. Gartman, 73, R. 1, Oostburg, died late Tuesday in Sheboygan Memorial Hospital following a prolonged illness.

Mr. Gartman served on the Sheboygan County Board for 12 years while town chairman, from his initial election in 1949 through 1961.

While on the board he served on a wide variety of its committees, including public property, airport, Courthouse annex building, county school, civil defense, insurance and was chairman of the educational committee.

In 1954 he made an unsuccessful bid for state assemblyman in the Republican primary.

Born in Sheboygan on Oct. 24, 1902, son of Valentine and Anna Gartman, he attended Town of Wilson schools.

On April 23, 1927 he married Frieda Becher of the Town of Rhine.

Mr. Gartman farmed on his homestead except for 16 years, from 1929 to 1945, when he worked at the Vollrath Co.

He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife; one son. Eugene, Town of Wilson; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Jake Schaap, Town of Sheboygan Falls, and Mrs. Ewald Grunwald, Johnsonville.

He was preceded in death by two sisters.

Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. Paul UCC, with the Rev. Charles Koch, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery.

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

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


Frieda F. Gartman - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - January 6, 1989
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Mrs. Frieda Gartman, 80, formerly of Route 1, Oostburg, died Thursday, January 5, 1989 at Heritage Nursing Center, where she resided for the last two years.

The former Frieda Becher was born August 7, 1908 in the Town of Plymouth, a daughter of the late Carl and Bertha Dierline Becher. Frieda attended schools in the Town of Plymouth.

On April 23, 1927 Frieda was united in marriage to Herbert Gartman in the Town of Rhine. For a time the couple farmed in the Sheboygan Falls area and later moved to the Town of Wilson, where they farmed the Gartman homestead from 1946 until retiring in 1972. Mr. Gartman died December 9, 1975.

Frieda was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ and its Lydia Circle and Merry Hearts Club. She was also a member of The Wilson Homemakers.

Survivors include two grandchildren, Mrs. James {Kathleen} Miller and Neil {Wendy} Gartman, both of the Town of Wilson; four great-grandchildren, Craig and Kevin Miller and Amy and Mindy Gartman; one sister, Mrs. Elnora Kasten, of Sheboygan and her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Claris Gartman, of Oostburg. Frieda was preceded in death by one son, three brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services will be Sunday, at 7 p.m. at Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home. The Rev. Charles Koch, pastor of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, will officiate. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, from 4 p.m. until the time of services.

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


Eugene Gartman - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - March 25, 1977
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Eugene Gartman, 48, of R. 1, Oostburg, was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Nicholas Hospital Thursday evening.

Mr. Gartman was stricken at home with an apparent heart attack. The Oostburg rescue squad was called and administered cadio-pulmonary resuscitation before conveying him to the hospital.

He was born in the Town of Wilson March 25, 1928, the son of Frieda Becher and the late Herbert Gartman. He attended schools in Sheboygan and Sheboygan Falls and graduated from Oostburg High School in 1947.

On April 30, 1949, he married Claris Reichert at Trinity Lutheran Church in the Town of Wilson. He farmed in the Town of Wilson all his life.

He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ and a member of the Kohler Skat Club.

Survivors are his widow; one son Neil of Sheboygan; one daughter, Mrs. James {Kathleen} Miller of R. 1, Oostburg and four grandchildren and his mother of R. 1, Oostburg. He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Rev. Charles Koch, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Sheboygan Falls Cemetery.

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

A memorial has been established in Mr. Gartman's name for the St. Paul United Church of Christ building fund.


Milton C. Gartman - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - February 26, 1970
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Milton C. Gartman, 61, of 1916 S. 12th St., died early today at St. Nicholas Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Born in the Town of Wilson on July 5, 1908, he was a son of John and the late Anna Gartman. He attended school in the Town of Wilson.

On May 31, 1933 he married the former Angeline DePagter at Waukegan, Ill.

Mr. Gartman had been employed at the Kohler Co. and then worked as an auto mechanic for Hoekstra Bros., prior to his retirement due to ill health in 1964.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Richard of Sheboygan; five grandchildren; his father and two brothers, Wilbert and Harold C., both of the Town of Wilson. His mother and one son preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home, the Rev. Earl Finnigsmier, associate pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery.

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


Angeline Gartman - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - November 4, 1977
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Mrs. Angeline Gartman, 62, of 1930 S. 12th St., died at St. Nicholas Hospital Thursday following a prolonged illness.

The former Angeline DePagter was born in the Town of Wilson May 16, 1915, a daughter of the late Adrian and Wilhelmina Brethouwer DePagter. She attended school in the Town of Wilson.

On May 31, 1933, she married Milton Gartman, at Waukegan, Ill. He died in February, 1970.

She was employed at the former Piggly Wiggly Store on Union Avenue for about 10 years, and then at the Walgreen Drug Store for 14 1/2 years. She retired in July of this year.

Mrs. Gartman was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

Survivors include one son, Richard, of Sheboygan; eight grandchildren; three brothers, Rene and Willie, both of R. 1, Oostburg, and Harvey, of R. 3, Sheboygan; three sisters, Mrs. Edna Rogers, of Milwaukee, Mrs. John Verhelst, of Sheboygan, and Mrs. Ervin Harmelink, of Cedar Grove. She was preceded in death by one son.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Edmund Aho, pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery.

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

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


Charles William Gartman - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - January 24, 1992
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Specialist Charles William Gartman, 22, husband of Stacey Gartman, died Thursday, Jan, 16, 1992, in Fort Hood, Texas.

He was born in Sheboygan, June 20, 1969, the son of Dick and Sue Muehlbauer Gartman. He attended St. Peter Claver School and Sheboygan South High School.

On Dec. 30, 1988, he married the former Stacey Zilner of Cascade.

Stacey is expecting the birth of their first child in February.

Charles enlisted in the U.S. Army on Nov. 10, 1988, and had been stationed at Fort Hood for over two years. He saw active duty in Saudi Arabia in the Desert Storm Campaign for six months. He was a member of the Sheboygan Softball Association. His other activities included hunting and fishing.

In addition to his wife, Stacey and parents, Dick and Sue, he is survived by two brothers, Paul and Philip, two sisters, Alissa and Rachel all of Sheboygan; his mother and father-in-law, Fred and Rosemarie Zilner, of Cascade; a step-grandfather, Michael Hess, of Sheboygan; a sister-in-law, Dawn {Tim} Yurk, of Sheboygan; a brother-in-law, Duane Zilner, of Atlanta, Ga. and nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were a brother, Roger; his paternal grandparents, Milton and Angeline Gartman, and his maternal grandparents, Aloys Muehlbauer and Lillian Muehlbauer Hess.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, 2:30 p.m., at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels. The Rev. Allen L. Pruis, pastor of Bethany Reformed Church, will officiate. Burial will take place in the Sheboygan Falls Cemetery. Friends may call at Ballhorns from 1 p.m., Saturday, until the time of services.

A memorial trust fund has been established in his name for their child and local conservation efforts.


Fred W. Grasse - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - April 10, 1982
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Fred W. Grasse, 74, of 2130 Henry St, died Friday evening at Heritage Nursing Center, where he had been a resident for about three weeks.

Mr, Grasse was born in Sheboygan on April 25, 1907, son of Fred and Louise Koch Grasse.

He attended Bethlehem Lutheran School and Sheboygan High School.

In 1937, he married Marie Hoehnke at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Mrs. Grasse died in February, 1974.

Mr. Grasse was employed by Wisconsin Power and Light Co. for approximately 35 years, retiring in 1972.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Gaylord {Gloria} Schmidt of Sheboygan; a grandson; a brother, William, and a sister, Mrs. Louise Svoboda, both of Sheboygan.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

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

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


Kenneth Paul Gartman - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - July 29, 1957
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Kenneth Paul Gartman, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gartman Jr., 1206 Huron Ave., died at birth at St. Nicholas Hospital Saturday afternoon.

Survivors are the parents; a sister, Sharon; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. LaVerne Bentz; and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gartman Sr., all of Sheboygan.

Infant rites were held this morning at Holy Name Catholic Church following brief services at Gerend's Funeral Home.

The Rev. Donald Hmircik, curate at Holy Name, officiated and burial took place in Calvary Cemetery.


Edythe Lorraine Gartman - The Sheboygan Press - March 2, 1999
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Edythe L. Gartman, 79, of 1622 Mead Ave., Sheboygan, passed away early Monday morning, March 1, 1999 at Heritage Nursing Center following a brief illness.

She was born July 18, 1919 in Kohler, the daughter of the late Otto and Ida {Held} Jacob. Edythe graduated from Kohler High School in 1936 and was a secretary for Kohler Company from 1936 until her retirement in 1970.

She married Norman Gartman in Sheboygan Falls on June 15, 1968. Edythe was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sheboygan Falls and the Kohler Quarter Century Club.

Survivors include her husband, Norman, two sons, Randall {Cheryl} Gartman, Grafton and Jay {Lynette} Gartman, Waukee, Iowa, three grandsons, one sister, Leona Rommelfanger, Plymouth and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, six sisters and three brothers.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, March 4, 1999 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church with the Rev. Michael F. Moran, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be made in Woodland Cemetery, Kohler. Family prayers will precede at 10 a.m. at the Huehns-Wenig Funeral Home in Sheboygan Falls.

Friends may call at the Huehns-Wenig Funeral Home in Sheboygan Falls on Wednesday, March 3, 1999 from 4-8 p.m. and on Thursday morning until the time of services. A parish vigil will be held Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m.

A memorial fund will be established in her name.


August Gartman - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - April 17, 1943
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August Gartman Dies Friday At Home Of Daughter Here

August Gartman, aged 96, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ferdinand Bahr, 1427 Huron avenue, at 10 o'clock Friday morning.

He was born in Brandenburg, Germany, on August 11, 1846, and operated a farm in Town Wilson until 33 years ago when he retired and moved to Sheboygan. For the past nine years he has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Bahr.

Surviving him are three sons, Val. and John of Town Wilson, and Richard Gartman of Seattle, Wash.; seven daughters, Mrs. Louis Zimmerman, Mrs. Henry Drews, Mrs. Ferdinand Bahr, Mrs. Fred Neese, Sheboygan; Mrs. Rudolph Thielman, Town Wilson; Mrs. Ferdinand De Sombre and Mrs. Clarence Benning of Sheboygan; 46 grandchildren, 108 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Gartman preceded her husband in death 13 years ago.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock on Monday at Nickel's Funeral home with the Rev. E. R. Krueger, pastor of St. John's Evangelical and Reformed church officiating. Internment will take place in Lutheran cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 o'clock on Sunday afternoon.

The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - April 20, 1943

August Gartman Is Laid To Rest Following Rites


Funeral services for August Gartman, 96, who passed away on Friday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ferdinand Bahr, were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Nickel's Funeral Home with the Rev. E. R. Krueger of St. John's Evangelical and Reformed church officiating. Interment took place in the Lutheran cemetery.

At the services a quartet consisting of the Rev. and Mrs. E. R. Krueger, Janet Fistler and Mrs. Elmer Berndt sang, "Lasst Mich Gehen," " Rock of Ages" and "Abide With Me".

Many beautiful floral tributes banked the sanctuary of the funeral home while the body lay in state, and the funeral home was filed to capacity with relatives and friends who attended the services.

Pallbearers were: Oscar Bahr, Walter Zimmerman, Arno Drews, Clarence Thielman, Herbert Gartman and Milton Gartman.

Among those from away to attend the services were: Mrs. George Stirdevant, Sheboygan Falls; Mrs. Christ Herman of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Oliver DeSombre of Milwaukee; Mrs. Beck, Fond du Lac; A. G. Koeppe, Cedar Grove; Mrs. Herman Grasse, Sister Bay, besides many others from surrounding territory.


John H. Gartman - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - August 31, 1972
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John H. Gartman, 89, of R. 3, Sheboygan, a retired Town of Wilson dairy farmer, died Wednesday evening at Rocky Knoll.

He had been a resident of Rocky Knoll for the past 19 months.

Born Dec. 28, 1882, in the Town of Wilson, he was the son of the late August and Maria Gartman, and attended school in the Town of Wilson. On Oct. 14, 1905, he married Anna Daehnert at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Sheboygan. She died in July, 1948.

He farmed all his life in the Town of Wilson and operated the John Gartman Dairy for 18 years.

Mr. Gartman served as treasurer for the Town of Wilson for one term, and was a member of the Wilson School Board for many years. He also was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Surviving are two sons, Wilbert, R. 1, Oostburg, and Harold C., R. 3, Sheboygan, who resides on the homestead; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ida Thielman, of the Town of Wilson, and Mrs. Meta DeSombre and Mrs. Mary Bennink, both of Sheboygan.

He was preceded by his wife, a son, a daughter in infancy, a grandchild, two brothers and five sisters.

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

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

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


Arnold F. Gartmann - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - September 27, 1983
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Arnold F. Gartmann, 75, formerly of 109A Mill St., Sheboygan Falls, and a resident of Heritage Nursing Center, died Monday afternoon at St. Nicholas Hospital following a long illness.

Mr. Gartmann was born June 20, 1908, in Hingham, son of the late Frederich and Helena Gartmann.

He graduated from Waldo High School in 1926.

Mr. Gartmann was employed by Kohler Co. for 37 years, retiring in 1971.

He was a member of the Kohler Quarter Century Club.

Surviving are one son, Donald of Sheboygan Falls; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

One sister preceded him in death.

The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Huehns Funeral Home in Sheboygan Falls. The Rev. Jerome Stoll, pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. on today, and on Wednesday until the time of services.


Reuben E. Gartman - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - June 1, 1987
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Reuben E. Gartman, 56, of 814 Messmer St., Fort Atkinson, died early Saturday morning at his home following a lengthy illness.

He was born in Oostburg Sept. 12, 1930, a son of the late Anthony and Laila Rammer Gartman. He attended Oostburg schools, graduating from Oostburg High School in 1948.

Mr. Gartman attended the University of Wisconsin short course program, and Sheboygan Business College.

On Aug. 9, 1972, he married Doris Heathcote in Madison.

He was a longtime Fort Atkinson businessman and real estate appraiser.

Mr. Gartman was a member of First United Methodist Church, Fort Atkinson, where he was Men's Club president, an administrative board member, and a former church trustee.

He was a member of Billings Lodge No. 189, F&AM, and was current worshipful master and past secretary. He was a member of Martha Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, of the Zor Shrine, of the Scottish Rite, of the Fort Atkinson Rotary Club, the National Society of Real Estate Appraisers, and of the Koshkonong Mounds Country Club.

Survivors include his wife, Doris; two sons, Larry of Sheboygan, and Randy of Madison; a daughter, Linda of Madison; a step son, George Heathcote of Mazomanie, Wis.; three step daughters, Gail Williams of Omaha, Neb., Gwen Babcock of Seattle, Wash., and Jill Heathcote of Madison; and three brothers, Lloyd of Sheboygan, and Leonard and Lewis of Oostburg.

He was preceded in death by a son.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, Fort Atkinson. The Rev. H. Myron Talcott will officiate. Private burial will be held in Sunset Cemetery, Madison.

Friends may call from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today at the Chadwick Funeral Home, Fort Atkinson, and at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

Masonic services will be held at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m.

A memorial fund has been established in Mr. Gartman's name for the First United Methodist Church, Fort Atkinson.


Roger Gartman - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - March 21, 1963
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Roger Gartman, 28, of 1610 Division Ave., an employe of Northwestern Weiss Woodwork Corp., died at 4:30 a.m. today at St. Nicholas Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Born in the Town of Wilson on May 9, 1934, he was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Gartman, attended Bethlehem Lutheran School and was confirmed in 1949 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. He was a 1953 graduate of Central High School, and married the former Barbara Grunewald on April 21, 1956.

She survives, along with three children, Steven, Marc, Cynthia; his parents and a brother, Richard of Sheboygan, and his paternal grandfather, John Gartman, of the Town of Wilson.

Mr. Gartman was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Arnold Wenger, pastor, will officiate and burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery.

Friends may call at Nickel's Funeral Home from 3 p.m. Friday until 11 a.m. Saturday, then at the church beginning at noon.


Matthew Robert Gartman - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - June 15, 1993
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Matthew R. Gartman, infant son of Marc and Mary Gartman, 3018 N. 25th St. died at Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center.

Matthew is survived by his parents; two sisters, Kristin and Lauren; his paternal grandmother, Barbara Winkelhorst, Sheboygan; paternal great-grandmother, Anita Van der Berge, Sheboygan; maternal grandfather, Thomas Stempihar, Milwaukee; paternal grandmother, Kathy Worth, Sheboygan; maternal great-grandparents, William and Edith Worth, August Stempihar, all of Sheboygan; and aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Roger Gartman.

A private family graveside service will be held at Lutheran Cemetery. The Rev. William Redeker, pastor of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, will officiate.

The Ramm-Ziegler-Novak-Rettke Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


Grace Gartman - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - February 20, 1980
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Funeral services were held in Seattle, Wash. this week for Mrs. Grace Gartman, 85, who died there Sunday.

The former Grace Eichhorn was born January 15, 1895 in Sheboygan Falls, a daughter of William and Jennie Eichhorn.

Her marriage to Richard Gartman took place in Sheboygan Falls, where the couple lived until moving to Seattle 35 years ago.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Hilbert {Oline} Wolfert of Seattle; a son, Warren of Houston, Texas; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lester Reese and Mrs. Rex Parrish, both of Seattle; and a brother Wesley Eichhorn of Sheboygan.

Her husband, two sisters and a brother preceded her in death.

A Memorial fund has been established in Mrs. Gartman's name for the Green Lake Methodist Church, N. 65th and First N.E., Seattle, Wash.


Valentine A. Gartman - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - June 21, 1958
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Valentine Gartman, 81, who lived at Route 1, Oostburg, until three months ago when he moved to Cascade to make his home with a daughter, Mrs. Edwin Senglaub, died early today at Memorial Hospital.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Town Wilson. The Rev. Walter Stoehr will officiate.

Friends may call at the Ramm Funeral Home after 4 p.m. Monday.

The Sheboygan Press - Monday - June 23, 1958

Valentine A. Gartman, 81, a former Town Wilson farmer and the father of Town Wilson Supervisor Herbert Gartman, died Saturday at Memorial Hospital.

Born in Town Wilson on Nov. 22, 1876, he was a son of August and Maria Gartman. He attended rural school and was confirmed in 1891. On Oct. 19, 1901, he married Miss Anna Thielman of Town Sheboygan at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sheboygan.

The couple lived on a farm in Town Wilson until their retirement 12 years ago when they moved to Town Lima. For the past three months, the couple had made their home with a daughter, Mrs. Edwin {Lenora} Senglaub of rural Waldo.

Also surviving are his wife; a second daughter, Mrs. Ewald {Edna} Grunwald, of rural Sheboygan Falls; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, John of Town Wilson, Richard of Seattle, Wash., and three sisters, Mrs. Ida Thielman of Town Wilson and Mrs. Meta DeSombre and Mrs. Clarence Bennick of Sheboygan.

His parents, two daughters and four sisters preceded him in death.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Town Wilson. The Rev. W. C. Stoehr will officiate and burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery in Sheboygan.

Friends may call at the Ramm Funeral Home until 10 a.m. Tuesday and at the church beginning at noon.

The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - June 25, 1958

Funeral Write-Up


Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. for Val A. Gartman, Waldo Route 1, at Trinity Lutheran Church in the Town of Wilson by the Rev. Waldemar Stoehr. Burial was in the Sheboygan Lutheran Cemetery.

Mrs. Otto Benning and Mrs. W. Stoehr sang "Abide With Me," and "Just As I Am," accompanied by Mrs. Anthony Gartmann at the organ.

Pallbearers were Eugene Gartman, Milton and Harold Grunwald, Edward, Dale, and Glenn Senglaub.


Henriette Gartmann - Sheboygan National Demokrat {German newspaper} - July 1, 1897
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Wife of Mr. August Gartmann in Town Wilson, nee Fenner, died in the afternoon Sunday at the age of 62 years and 3 months. She was born March 27, 1835 in Brandenburg, Prussia, came to America in 1856 and on October 10 of that year married Mr. August Gartmann. They had 6 sons and 9 daughters; one daughter died at the age of six and a son died at the age of 24. At this time 4 sons and 5 daughters are already married. The burial is at Fladers Cemetery, Herr pastor J.J. Janett officiating.


Hugo Gartman - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - April 25, 1964
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Hugo Gartman, 81, of 1517 Indiana Ave., a retired railroad brakeman, died Friday afternoon at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital of a lingering illness. He had been hospitalized three months.

A native of Sheboygan, he was born July 19, 1882, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gartman. He attended Immanuel Lutheran School and married Miss Elisa Janko here on Oct. 23, 1915. She died in 1958.

For 33 years until retirement in 1948, Mr. Gartman had been a North Western Road brakeman, working mostly in the local freight yards.

He was a charter member of the Sheboygan lodge, Loyal Order of Moose, and formerly belonged to Local 282, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.

Surviving are two sons, Capt. Hugo, U.S. Air Force, stationed at Mountain Home, Idaho, and Robert, Sheboygan; two daughters, Mrs. George Meinke {Eleanor}, Adrian, Mich., and Mrs. William Voigt {Marion}, Sheboygan; six grandchildren; a brother, George, Maquoketa, Ia., and a sister, Mrs. Hilda Langheinrich, Milwaukee.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Ramm Funeral Home, with the Rev. Kenneth Krueger, pastor of Fountain Park Evangelical United Brethren Church, officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

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


Robert C. Gartman - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - July 17, 1992
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Robert C. Gartman, 68, of 510 Clark St., Cascade, died early Thursday morning, July 16, 1992, at his home. He had battled cancer for the past year.

He was a graduate of Central High School, class of 1942. Bob served in the Marine Corps from 1943 to 1946. He was a seaman for the C. Reiss Steamship Co., until his retirement in 1988. Bob was also a landscaper in the Sheboygan area for many years.

Mr. Gartman was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Waldo.

Survivors include a daughter, Gail Gartman {Arthur Markiewicz} of Encinitas, Calif.; two sisters, Eleanor {George} Meinke, of Adrian, Mich,; Marion {William} Voigt, of Sheboygan; and a brother, Hugo F. {Flora} Gartman, of Orlando, Fla.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, 2 p.m., at Trinity United Methodist Church in Waldo. The Rev. Patricia E. Lyon, pastor, will officiate. Private interment services will take place in Wildwood Cemetery on Monday. Friends may call at the church, on Sunday, at the time of services.

A memorial fund has been established in his name for the Hospice, VNA or the Sheboygan County Humane Society.


Walter W. Gartman - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - December 11, 1967
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Walter W. Gartman, 70, of 2415 S. 8th St., died this morning at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Gartman was born July 31, 1897, in the Town of Wilson, son of the late Herman and Wilhelmina Wildgrube Gartman. On Feb. 10, 1917, he married May Klarhorst in the Town of Wilson.

The couple moved to Sheboygan in 1922, where Mr. Gartman was employed last as an assembler at the Phoenix Chair Co. for 10 years until retiring in 1959.

He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Frank {Hazel} Beyer, Marengo, Ill.; a son, Norman, Sheboygan; seven grandchildren; and four sisters, Mrs. Emma Fritsch, Town of Wilson, and Mrs. Thomas Stahl, Mrs. Amanda Fritsch and Mrs. Lena Austin, all of Sheboygan.

Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Our Savior's Lutheran Church. The Rev. William Redeker, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kroos-Horn Funeral Home after 4 p.m. Tuesday until 11 a.m. Wednesday and at the church from noon until the time of service.


Edward Geralds - The Sheboygan Press - January 20, 1913
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Pioneers Summoned

Edward Geralds, ninety-two years of age and one of the pioneer residents of Sheboygan County died at 11:30 o'clock Sunday morning at his home on New York avenue of heart disease.

He was born in New York in 1820 and came west, settling in this county in 1856. In those days, Sheboygan and vicinity was covered with standing timber. When he took up his claim between here and the Falls it was necessary for him to make a little clearing on which to erect his log cabin, and year by year he succeeded in clearing up more of the land until today the farm located on the Lower Falls Road is known as one of the finest in the county. Eight years ago he retired from his farm and moved to this city residing here with his daughter, Miss Ida Geralds. Up to two weeks ago he enjoyed good health considering his age.

He is survived by four daughters and two sons, Mrs. Estey, Waldo, Wis., Mrs. L. Gould, Sheboygan, Mrs. F. George, Seattle, Wash., Miss Ida at home, John of Friendship, Wis., and George of Janesville, Wis.

The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the residence, the Rev. E. E. Dresser officiating. Interment will take place in the Sheboygan Falls cemetery.


Hazel E. Grotenhuis - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - June 1, 1999 - p. A2
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Hazel E. Grotenhuis, 84, a resident of Pine Haven Christian Home in Sheboygan Falls, died there on Sunday morning, May 30, 1999, after a lengthy illness.

Hazel was born on Dec. 1, 1914 in Cedar Grove, the daughter of the late William and Emmaline Wynveen De Master.

She graduated from the Memorial Academy in Cedar Grove in 1932 and Milwaukee Lutheran Hospital Nursing School in 1936. She was employed in Saginaw, Mich. and Sheboygan Memorial Hospital as a nurse.

On Nov. 5, 1937, she married Dr. Willard H. Grotenhuis in Cedar Grove. They resided in Sheboygan Falls for all of their married life.

She was a member of the First Reformed Church in Sheboygan Falls and served as a Sunday School teacher. She was a former member of the Sheboygan Falls Library Board and Women's Club.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters; two sons; 10 grandchildren; two great grandchildren ; and two brothers.

She is preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 2, 1999, at 11 a.m. at the First Reformed Church in Sheboygan Falls, with the Rev. Brian Stone, pastor, officiating. Burial will be made in the Oostburg Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Huehns-Wenig Funeral Home in Sheboygan Falls on Tuesday, June 1, 1999, from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of services.

A memorial fund will be established in her name for Pine Haven Christian Home.


John L. Gahagan - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - December 7, 1951 - p. 6
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John L. Gahagan, 63, a former Sheboygan County resident, died early today at the Wood, Wis., Veterans’ hospital. He had been in ill health for three years.

Born Jan. 25, 1888, at Marshall, Minn., a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gahagan, he served in World War I and made his home in Milwaukee since 1939.

Prior to his illness, Mr. Gahagan was employed as a guard at the veterans’ hospital. He was unmarried.

Survivors are three brothers, George and Thomas of Plymouth and Francis of Sheboygan; and four sisters, Mrs. Walter Nelson of Miami Beach, Fla., Mrs. Leo Mullen of West Bend, Mrs. Al Michael of Newburg and Mrs. George Fay of Boltonville.

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 in the town of Mitchell. The Rev. Louis Schmidt, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the funeral home after 1:30 p.m., Monday.


Agnes Gaffney - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - December 13, 1951 - p. 18
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Mrs. Thomas Gaffney, 49, town of Greenbush, passed away at the Plymouth hospital at 3:55 p.m., Wednesday.

Nee Agnes Digenim, she was born in Fond du Lac on Sept. 13, 1902, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Digenim. On May 10, 1922, she was married to Thomas Gaffney. The couple lived in the town of Greenbush for the past 20 years. She was a member of the St. Fridolin’s Catholic church at Glenbeulah.

Survivors include: her husband; two sons, James and Clarence, at home; her father, Arthur Digenim of Fond du Lac; two sisters, Mrs. George Steber of Fond du Lac and Mrs. Ira Capelle of Maple, Fla.; and two brothers, Arthur of Chicago and Lawrence of Fond du Lac.

Her mother passed away in 1923.

Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, at the Wittkopp Funeral home, Plymouth, and at 9 a.m. at St. Fridolin’s Catholic church. The Rev. John H. Goebel will be celebrant of the requiem high mass and burial will be made in the church cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the funeral home from 7 p.m., Thursday, until the hour of services.

Members of St. Fridolin’s parish will hold a vigil at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m., Friday.


William F. Gildner - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - June 3, 1943 - p. 8
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W. F. Gildner Called to Rest This Morning

William F. Gildner, 70, 318 Michigan avenue, passed away this morning at St. Nicholas hospital after a lengthy illness. He was born on April 5, 1873, in Sheboygan, the son of Henry and Margaret Gildner.

During his life time he was employed at various furniture factories in the city, the last one being the Sheboygan Chair company. He was married to Miss Helen Perleberg daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Perleberg on June 30, 1900.

Mr. Gildner enjoyed working in his garden and liked to go fishing. For the past nine months he had been in ill health.

He is survived by his wife and four children, Mrs. James (Marjorie) Gabrielse of Beaver Dam; Mrs. William (Julia) Burt, Sheboygan, Mrs. George (Florence) Nelson of New Holstein, Minn. and Mrs. Herman (Mabel) Kussart of Sheboygan, 12 grandchildren and two brothers, August of Sheboygan, and Louis of Milwaukee.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Ballhorn Funeral chapels. The Rev. William Czamanske of St. Mark’s Lutheran church will officiate and burial will be in the family lot in Lutheran cemetery.

Friends can view the body beginning tonight.


Dora Geisler - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - June 4, 1943 - p. 2
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Mrs. Dora Geisler Passes Away Here; Rites on Monday

Mrs. Dora Geisler, widow of the late Herman Geisler, passed away at 3 a.m. today after an illness of about three months.

She was born on Aug. 8, 1868, in Manitowoc, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Schmidtmann. On March 2, 1886, she was married to Mr. Geisler in Manitowoc, and shortly afterward the couple moved to Sheboygan. Mrs. Geisler has been a resident of this city since then. Mr. Geisler died about 25 years ago.

As a member of the St. Mark’s English Lutheran church, she was faithful in attendance and activities there. She was affiliated with the Woman’s club and the Silver Cross circle of The King’s Daughters.

Survivors are one sister, Mrs. William Raetz, and one brother, Theodore Schmidtmann, both of Manitowoc; five nieces and four nephews.

Funeral services will be held from the Geislee home, 515 Ontario avenue, on Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. W. M. Czamanske officiating. Interment will be in the Geisler lot on Wildwood cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Robert H. Kroos Funeral home to the Geisler residence, where friends may call beginning Sunday noon.


Bruce H. Gartman - Wisconsin State Journal {Madison} - Wednesday - March 14, 1984 - Section 3 - p. 11
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Madison - Bruce H. Gartman, age 26, of 7010 Tree Lane, Apt H, died unexpectedly at his home on March 12, 1984. He was born January 1, 1958, in Sheboygan WI. and resided in Madison for most of his life. He was employed for the past two years at the House of Hunan Restaurant. He was a 1976 graduate of Memorial High School. Survivors include his mother, ... of Madison; his father, Reuben E. Gartman of Ft. Atkinson; two sisters, ... of Madison; two brothers, ... of Madison and ... of Sheboygan; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Eberling of Howards Grove, WI. Funeral services will be held at the Ryan Funeral Home, 2418 N. Sherman Ave., at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 1984, with the Reverend Dale A. Sollom officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ryan Funeral Home on Friday, March 16, from 12:30 p.m. until the time of services at 1:30 p.m.


Sophie Garbe - Sheboygan County News - Wednesday - October 30, 1907 - p. 1
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Garbe: - Mrs. Christian Garbe, of the town of Wilson, died Saturday, Oct. 26, only six days after her husband passed away. The deceased, who was 66 years old, is survived by four children, John Garbe, Mrs. Henry Leimitz and Mrs. Harry Carter of Sheboygan and James who resides on the homestead. The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon.


George Gergisch - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - November 29, 1950 – p. 14
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George Gergisch, 62, of 514 S. Fourteenth street, passed away at St. Nicholas hospital Tuesday afternoon after a years’ illness.

Born in Austria on August 8, 1888, he was the son of the late George and Katherine Gergisch. He came to this country about 55 years ago. His marriage to Bertha Werner Wegmann was solemnized 22 years ago. He was employed at the Gutsch brewery and later the Kingsbury Brewery company for almost 50 years, except for a brief interval. He retired last January due to ill health.

Survivors are his wife; two sons: Albert Gergisch, Plymouth; James Gergisch at home; a daughter; Mrs. Harlan (Rose) Case, Sheboygan; three stepchildren: Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) Vogel, Chicago; Mrs. John (Virginia) Cinealis and Frances Wegmann, Sheboygan; 10 grandchildren; a brother, John Gergisch, and two sisters: Mrs. Peter (Rose) Carek and Miss Anna Gergisch, all of Sheboygan. His parents and a brother, Joseph preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 9:00 at Gerend’s Funeral home with Father Louis Koren, pastor of Ss. Cyril and Methodius church, officiating. Burial will take place on the family lot in Calvary cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from Thursday noon until the hour of services.


Sylvia Griggs - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - September 9, 1950 - p. 8
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Mrs. Sylvia Griggs, 51, nee Goll, of the town of Scott, passed away Friday at 3:30 p.m. at the St. Nicholas hospital.

Survivors are a daughter, Doris, her mother, Mrs. Sam Goll; two sisters, Mrs. Emerick (Lillian) Lueck of the town of Scott and Mrs. Leonard (Beatrice) McCue of Sheboygan; three brothers, Benny Goll of the town of Scott, and Sam and Harry Goll of Sheboygan; one granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Leifer and Yoho Funeral home in Batavia and interment will be made in Windfield cemetery. The Rev. Horace Ryter of Sheboygan will officiate at the services. Friends may call at the Funeral home from Sunday at 2:30 p.m. until the time of the services.


Clara Gersmehl - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - September 18, 1950 - p. 14
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Miss Clara Gersmehl, 65, of 617 N. Seventh street, passed away at Memorial hospital Sunday afternoon following a lingering illness.

She was born in the town of Herman on February 12, 1885, a daughter of Ernst and Augusta Gersmehl. She attended rural schools and was confirmed at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran church at Howards Grove. She lived on the family homestead until the death of her parents, when she moved to Sheboygan.

Survivors include two brothers, Charles of Sheboygan and Walter of Wausau; two sisters, Mrs. Alma Klokow and Mrs. Bertha Luedke of Sheboygan; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents and one brother preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Robert H. Kroos Funeral home. The Rev. Victor Mennicke, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran church, will officiate and burial will be made in the family lot in the Lutheran cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the funeral home from 4 p.m. Tuesday until the hour of services.

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

Funeral services for Miss Clara Gersmehl, 65, of 617 North Seventh street, who passed away Sunday - were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday - at the Robert H. Kroos Funeral home. The Rev. Victor Mennicke, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran church, officiated and burial was made in the family lot in the Lutheran cemetery.

During the services Mrs. R. Aschenbach and Mrs. Ed. Retzak sang, “Asleep In Jesus” and “Lass Mich Gehen”. They were accompanied by Miss Alma Widder at the organ.

Pallbearers were Lester Gersmehl, Henry Stauss, Reinhardt Beeck, Elmer Schild, Sr., Elmer Schild, Jr., and Villas Meves.

Among those attending the services were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Eickert and daughter of Brillion.


Otto Green - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - September 21, 1950 - p. 20
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Anton Green, 74, of 1120 Mead avenue, passed away at St. Nicholas hospital Wednesday afternoon following a lingering illness.

He was born in New Haven, Iowa, on April 23, 1876, a son of the late Anton and Clara Green. He was married to Helen Richter in that community on Nov. 23, 1897. They resided there for several years, then moved to Crookston, Minn. They moved to Sheboygan 22 years ago.

He was employed at the Kohler company until his retirement nine years ago. He was a member of St. Peter Claver Catholic church and the Holy Name society of the church.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Roland (Josephine) Coutnia of Milwaukee, Mrs. Raymond (Kathyrn) Herrlot and Mrs. William (Marie) Baumann, of Sheboygan; three sons, Leroy of Lawrence, Mich., Benjamin and Ralph of Sheboygan; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Henry of Staceyville, Iowa, and Albert and Peter of Charles City, Iowa.

Two sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m., Saturday - at Gerend’s Funeral home and at 9 a.m. at St. Peter Claver church. The Rev. D. Albert Riel will be the celebrant of the solemn requiem high mass. Burial will be made in the family lot in Holy Cross cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the funeral home from Friday morning until the hour of services. The Holy Name society will hold a vigil at the funeral home at 8:30 p.m., Friday.

The Sheboygan Press – Saturday - September 23, 1950 - p. 8

Funeral services for Anton Green, 74, of 1120 Mead avenue, who died Wednesday - were held at 8:30 a.m. today at Gerend’s Funeral home and at 9 a.m. at St. Peter Claver church.

The Rev. D. Albert Riel, curate, was the celebrant of the requiem high mass. The children’s choir under the direction of Prof. Joseph Feustel, parish organist, sang the mass.

Fr. Riel also conducted the burial rites in Holy Cross cemetery.

Pallbearers were Alfred H. Berchem, Gerold, Paul and Roman Brown, Henry Stahl and Myles Zeman.

Members of the Holy Name society of St. Peter Claver parish held a vigil at the funeral home Friday evening with Fr. Riel leading the rosary.

Among the floral pieces which banked the casket while the body lay in state were tributes from Ralph Green’s fellow polishers at the Kohler company, the neighbors and the Kohler company.

Attending the rites from away were Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Green, Lawrence, Mich., Mr. and Mrs. Roland Cournia and Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Cornia, Milwaukee; and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kienast, Osage, Iowa.


Gene N. Gartman - Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - June 26, 2007 - p. A4
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Gene N. Gartman, age75, of Sheboygan, died on Sunday morning, June 24, 2007 at St. Nicholas Hospital.

Gene, a lifelong resident of Sheboygan, was born on January 27, 1932, a son of the late LeRoy and Margaret (Engelhard) Gartman.

He attended St. Peter Claver Catholic School and graduated from Central High School in 1950.

During the Korean Conflict he served as a Navy Corpsman on the aircraft carrier, U.S.S. Valley Forge.

On November 27, 1954, Gene was united in marriage to Noreen Nennig at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church.

He was employed in, and retired from, the Engine Division of the Kohler Company. He also served as a County Board Supervisor for 16 years. A lifelong member of St. Peter Claver Parish, he volunteered with the food pantry, and as a reader and Eucharistic minister.

Gene was deeply involved with scouting from the time he was a youth through his adult years. He attained the rank of Eagle Scout, and as an adult continued as a leader, serving as Scoutmaster for 8 years at St. Peter Claver. During his time as Scoutmaster, 24 boys attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He was a member of the Order of the Arrow and was the first advisor to the Order of the Arrow for the Kettle Moraine Council. Gene received the St. George Award, the Bronze Pelican Award, and Scouting's distinguished honor, the Silver Beaver, serving for a time as president of this esteemed group.

Gene was also a member of the Akila Heritage 12, serving as their vice president. For 21 years, he was a member of the Sheboygan Dog Training Club and earned certification with the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors. Other hobbies enjoyed include gardening, grilling, playing the guitar, traveling, and spending time with his wife and family.

Gene is survived by his wife, Noreen; a son, ...; five daughters, ... of Mitchell, SD, ... of Sheboygan, ... of Cedarburg, ... of Sheboygan, and ... of Cascade; thirteen grandchildren, ...; a great grandson, ...; a brother, ...; a sister, ... of Sheboygan; a brother in law, ... of Cedarburg; a sister in law, ... of Sheboygan; and a very good friend, ..., along with other nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:30 am, Wednesday, June 27, at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church with Rev. Richard Cerpich as celebrant and Deacon Michael Burch, parish director, assisting. Entombment will follow in Holy Cross Mausoleum. Family and friends may call at the church, 1444 S. 11th St., on Wednesday morning from 9 am until time of Mass at 11:30.

In preference to flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Gene's name.

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

Gene's family would like to extend a special thank you of gratitude and appreciation to the staff and caretakers of the 5th floor at St. Nicholas Hospital, along with Dr. Bettag and his staff.


Blake Calvin Gartman - Sheboygan Press - Thursday - May 3, 2007 - p. A4
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Infant Blake Calvin Gartman, son of Scott and Shannon (Thompson) Gartman, of 844 Indiana Ave, Oostburg was stillborn and now rests in the loving arms of Jesus beginning on Tuesday morning, May 1, 2007 at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Wauwatosa.

Blake is survived by his parents, Scott and Shannon; one sister, ...; two brothers, ...; his maternal grandparents, ... of Sheboygan, paternal grandmother, ...; maternal great grandparents, ... of Plymouth; uncles, aunts and cousins.

He was preceded by his paternal grandfather, Calvin Gartman.

Private family funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2007 at the Wenig Funeral Home in Oostburg with the Rev. Ben Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Sunrise Memorial Gardens in the Town of Wilson.

A memorial fund is being established in his memory for the First Christian Reformed Church Children's Ministries.

The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home (920-564-2771) in Oostburg is serving the Gartman family.


Calvin John Gartman - Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - July 12, 2006 - p. A4
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Calvin J. Gartman, of 719 Park Avenue, Oostburg went home to be with his Savior who he loved early Monday morning, July 10, 2006 at St. Nicholas Hospital.

Cal was born on March 3, 1936 in the Town of Holland, the son of the late Wilbert and Hazel (Veldboom) Gartman. He graduated from Oostburg High School in 1954 and attended Milwaukee School of Engineering. Cal served in the U.S. Army from 1954-56. On October 18, 1957 he married the former Rogene Gabrielse in Oostburg. Cal worked as an over the road truck driver for TMS Logistics. Previously he also worked for the Kohler Co, at foundries in Cedar Grove and Milwaukee and was a carpet and tile installer for Norman Veldboom.

Cal was a member of the First Christian Reformed Church in Oostburg and served as past treasurer of the Sunday school program. He was a Civil Defense volunteer.

First and foremost, Cal was devoted to his family and cherished his children and grandchildren. Cal usually worked two jobs in order to provide Christian grade school and high school education for his six children. He was a great supporter and encourager to his children. They are appreciative for the many fix it projects that they could take to him, and for much landscaping, remodeling and repair work that he did for each of his children. He will be affectionately remembered for his many clichés and sayings. He felt strongly about his pro-life convictions and frequently shared them with others while on the road trucking. Cal enjoyed woodworking, hunting, cars, playing and watching football, and being an all around handyman.

He is survived by his wife, Rogene of Oostburg; five daughters, ..., all of Oostburg, and ..., of Sheboygan; one son, ...; 21 grandchildren; one brother, ...; one sister-in-law, ...; and two brothers-in-law, ... of Oostburg and ... of Richland Center.

Cal was preceded in death by his parents, parents-in-law, William and Agnes Gabrielse; and one brother, Glenn Gartman.

Funeral services will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church in Oostburg at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 14, 2006 with the Rev. Dr. Les Kuiper officiating. A family service will precede at 12:45 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Burial will follow at Sunrise Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call the Wenig Funeral Home in Oostburg on Thursday from 4-8 p.m., and on Friday, at church, from noon until the time of service.

A memorial fund is being established in his memory for Sheboygan County Christian High School.

The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home in Oostburg (920-564-2771) is serving the Gartman family.


Randall N. Gartman - Sheboygan Press - Monday - January 31, 2005 - p. A4
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Randall "Randy" Gartman of Belgium, formerly of Grafton, passed away Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at his residence, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Sheboygan June 13, 1949, son of the late Ruth Steffen Gartman and Norman Gartman. He attended Sheboygan South High School, graduating in 1967.

On June 8, 1974 he married Cheryl Winter at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheboygan Falls.

Randy was employed as a Senior Supply Chain Analyst for Harley-Davidson. He was formerly employed at Kohler Co. and Regal Ware. Randy was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Grafton, where he sang in the choir, played the trumpet and used to teach Sunday School. He was a former member and past president of the Sheboygan Pops Band, and a former coach of the Grafton Gladiators youth football team. He enjoyed spending time with his wife and family, especially hunting and fishing with his sons, and spending time at the family trailer on Lake Puckaway.

He is survived by his wife Cheryl of Belgium and sons .... He is further survived by his father Norman of Sheboygan; in-laws ...; brother ...; brothers-in-law ...; and sister-in-law ... of Grafton; nieces; nephews; other relatives; his co-workers at Harley-Davidson; and many, many friends.

He is preceded in death by his mother Ruth, stepmother Edythe (nee Jacob), and one infant sister.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 7 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 715 Sixth Ave., Grafton with Pastor Paul Bulgerin officiating. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery, Sheboygan. In state at the church on Tuesday from 3-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Cancer Society or Grace Lutheran Church suggested.

Eernisse Funeral Home, Belgium is assisting the family.


Anna Grasse - Sheboygan Press - Thursday - June 2, 1966 - p. 10
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Mrs. Anna Grasse, 79, of Sister Bay, a native of the Town of Holland, died Tuesday evening in Anaheim, Calif.

Born March 8, 1887, she was a daughter of the late Erdman and Wilhelmina Koeppe, attended public schools in the Town of Holland, a parochial school in the Town of Wilson, and was married to Herman Grasse in 1909.

The couple farmed near Sister Bay until his death on Oct. 23, 1954.

Survivors are two daughters, Irene and Lucille; four sons, Theodore, Harvey, Friederich, and Wallace; several grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Clarence Stirdivant of Downey, Calif., and two brothers, Robert Koeppe of Sheboygan Falls, Ferdinand of Sheboygan. One son, two sisters and eight brothers also preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Sister Bay, followed by burial in Sister Bay Cemetery.


August Herman Gorsege - The Sheboygan Press - March 8, 1937
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August Herman Gorsege, 69, life-long resident of Sheboygan County, died Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at the farm home one-half mile north of Erdman on the Manitowoc road.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the South West Funeral home, S. Twelfth street and Union avenue. The Rev. William Schink, pastor of St. Peter Lutheran church of Haven will officiate and burial will be made in the family lot in Wildwood cemetery.

Mr. Gorsege was born in the town of Lima on August 23, 1867, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Gorsege. When he was almost eight years of age the family moved to the farm north of Sheboygan where they have resided since. He attended the Trinity Lutheran school in Sheboygan and was confirmed at the Trinity Lutheran church. On December 12, 1900, he was married to Miss Dorothea Hopf, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hopf. For the past 20 years he has resided at the home a short distance north of Erdman.

He is survived by his wife; one son, Henry, on the homestead; two daughters. Mrs. Felix Schaaf's at home, Mrs. William Melger of Sheboygan, and there are six grandchildren.


Dorothea Marie Caroline Gorsege - The Sheboygan Press - October 29, 1945
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Mrs. Dorothea Gorsege, widow of the late Herman Gorsege, passed away Saturday afternoon at the Memorial Hospital following alingering illness. Born December 11, 1871, in Town Mosel, the daughter of Henry and Fredericka Hopf, she attended the district school and was confirmed at the Immanuel Lutheran church in Town Mosel. On December 12, 1900, she was married to Herman Gorsege and they resided on the homestead farm until 1938. He passed away March 7, 1937, and for the past seven years she made her home with her children. Survivors are a son Henry; two daughters Elfrieda (Felix) Schaafs and Hattie (William) Melger; three sisters Mrs.(Charles) Augustine, Mrs. (Albert) Pagel and Miss Sophie Hopf; and nine grandchildren. Two children preceded her in death. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery.


E. Ferdinand Gersmehl - The Sheboygan Press - May 3, 1943
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E.F. Gersmehl, 66, 1618 North Sixth Street, passed away on Saturday evening at 10:00pm at Memorial Hospital after a short illness .He was born on August 30, 1876 in Sheboygan, the son of Ernst Gersmehl. He attended the Trinity Lutheran school and was confirmed there. On September 13, 1906 he was married to Miss Ida Dix, the daughter of Peter Dix. Survivors are his wife; a daughter Mrs. Zimmermann; a son Arthur; one grandson Edward Zimmerman, Jr.; two brothers Ed Gersmehl and Emil Gersmehl; two sister Mrs. Selma Schwerin and Miss Bertha Gersmehl. Burial will be in the family plot at Wildwood cemetery.


Ida Amanda Otillie Gersmehl - The Sheboygan Press - January 16, 1957
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Mrs. Ida Gersemehl, 78, died Tuesday afternoon at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She had been making her home with her son-in-law and daughter, Edward Zimmermann, at 3627 Koehler Drive, Route #4 Sheboygan. Born December 22, 1878, in Sheboygan, the daughter of the late Peter and Henrietta Dix, she attended Trinity Lutheran School and was confirmed there. In 1906 she was married to Ferdinand Gersmehl and they always made their home here. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and St. Mark Ladies' Aid Society. Survivors are a son Arthur; a daughter Mrs. (Edward) Zimmermann; a grandson; two sisters Mrs. Meta Muehlenberg and Mrs. Bella Williams. Her husband died April 30, 1943; three sisters; and two brothers preceded her in death. Burial will be in the family plot at Wildwood Cemetery.


Herman Grasse - Sheboygan Press - Saturday - October 16, 1954 - p. 6
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Herman Grasse, 78, former Sheboygan resident, died Friday at his home in Sister Bay, Wis.

Born Sept. 4, 1876, in the town of Wilson, son of the late Fredrick and Louise Grasse, he spent his youth in Sheboygan and in 1898 enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Puerto Rico during the Spanish American war.

In 1903 he moved to Sister Bay where he engaged in dairy farming until his retirement in 1945. He was active in political and civic affairs.

Survivors are his wife, the former Anna Koeppe, whom he married in 1909; four sons, Theodore, Harvey, Fredrick and Wallace, all of Sister Bay; two daughters, Mrs. Alfred (Irene) Drengberg and Mrs. Woodrow (Lucille) Bentz; and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Sister Bay and interment will be made in Little Sister Bay cemetery.


Angeline Regina Gilles - Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - July 6, 1999 - p. A2 - c. 3
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Angeline Regina Gilles, age 70, of 99 Lincoln St., Elkhart Lake passed away early Sunday afternoon (July 4) at St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan where she had been a patient the past three weeks.

She was born Feb. 4, 1929 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin a daughter of the late Conrad and Margaret Flasch Wondra. She attended St. John the Baptist Catholic Grade School in Plymouth.

She married Robert Gilles on June 7, 1947 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth. The couple lived in Fond du Lac, Town of Mitchell, Plymouth and for the last 41 years in Elkhart Lake. Robert preceded her in death on December 18, 1977.

She was a member of St. George Catholic Church and belonged to the Christian Mothers Society in the Church.

Survivors include two daughters, two sons, seven grandchildren, four great-granddaughters, three sisters, one brother and one sister-in- law (names omitted for privacy).

She was preceded in death by three brothers-in-law, Cletus Wieser, Al Stephanie and Walter (Fanny) Gilles and one sister-in-law, Ruth and Joe Patrick.

Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday evening (July 7) at 7 p.m. at St. George Catholic Church in Elkhart Lake, Fr. Daniel Lasecki, pastor of the church will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the Resurrection Chapel at St. George Catholic Church from 2 p.m. until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in her name.

The Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth is serving the family.


Robert J. Gilles - Sheboygan Press - Monday - December 19, 1977 - p. 8 - c. 4
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Robert J. Gilles, 52, of Route 2, Elkhart Lake, was dead on arrival at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital early Sunday morning, after he had an apparent heart attack while attending his firm’s Christmas party at the Grand Executive Inn.

He was born May 14, 1925, at Johnsburg, a son of Mrs. Laurinda Kohlmann Gilles and the late Joseph Gilles.

On June 7, 1947, he married Angeline Wondra at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth.

The couple made their home near Elkhart Lake the past 22 years.

Mr. Gilles was employed by the Sargento Cheese Co. of Plymouth for the past 24 years, currently serving as production manager.

Mr. Gilles also farmed as a hobby.

He was a member of St. George Catholic Church, Elkhart Lake, its usher society and was a trustee of the church.

Surviving are his wife; his mother, of Glenbeulah; two daughters, two sons, five grandchildren, and two sisters (names omitted for privacy). He was preceded in death by one brother.

The funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. George Catholic Church, Elkhart Lake, with the Rev. Cletus Kaiser, pastor, celebrant, following family rites at 9:45 a.m. at the Huss Funeral Home, Plymouth. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the Huss Funeral Home after 3 p.m. Tuesday.

A parish vigil will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

A memorial fund has been established in Mr. Gilles’ name for St. George Church, Elkhart Lake.


Laurinda V. Gilles - Fond du Lac Reporter - Wednesday - February 9, 1994
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Laurinda V. Gilles, 97, formerly of 234 E. Main St., Glenbeulah, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 1994, at Valley Manor Nursing Home in Plymouth, where she lived for the past 5 ½ years.

She was born Nov. 10, 1896, in St. Cloud, a daughter of John and Theresa Schaeffer Kohlmann. On Nov. 24, 1920, she married Joseph Gilles at St. Cloud. She attended St. Claudius Parochial School in St. Cloud.

Mrs. Gilles and her husband farmed near Malone from 1921 to 1934 when they moved to the Town of Plymouth. They farmed there until retiring in 1951 and moved to Glenbeulah.

She was a member of St. Fridolin Catholic Church in Glenbeulah and the Christian Mothers Society. She served as church custodian for over 30 years and was a member of Daughters of Isabella, Marquette Circle in Plymouth. She was a member of Walter Gilles American Legion Post Auxiliary at Glenbeulah.

Survivors include one daughter (name omitted for privacy), of the Town of Greenbush; 18 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; 3 great- great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Angie Gilles of Elkhart Lake; and one son-in-law, Joseph Patrick of Milwaukee.

Preceding her in death were her husband in January of 1964; two sons, Robert and Walter; one daughter, Ruth Patrick; three brothers, Benedict, Vincent and Raymond; two sisters, Leona and Mary; and an infant great-grandson.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Fridolin Catholic Church, Glenbeulah. The Rev. James B. Cera and the Rev. Michael J. Petrie will officiate. Burial will be at the parish cemetery.

Visitation is from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday and until 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Wittkopp Funeral Home in Plymouth. A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials in her name will be established.


Joseph Gilles - Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter - February 21, 1964 - p. 18 - c. 1
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Joseph Gilles Rite Planned At Glenbeulah Mt. Calvary Native; Veteran of War, Legion Member

Joseph Gilles, 74, of Glenbeulah died at St. Agnes hospital Thursday afternoon.

He farmed near Malone and in the Glenbeulah area until 1950 when he moved to the Village of Glenbeulah. He was employed by Plymouth Industry Products in Plymouth until he retired in 1955.

Mr. Gilles was a member of the Walter Gilles American Legion Post 484 of Glenbeulah, a member of Plymouth Barracks 2647 of the Veterans of World War I, and a member of the Holy Name society of St. Fridolin’s Catholic church in Glenbeulah.

Born Jan. 24, 1890, at Mt. Calvary, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Gilles. He married Laurinda Kohlmann of St. Cloud there Nov. 24, 1920.

Surviving are the widow; two daughters, (name omitted for privacy) of Glenbeulah and Mrs. Joseph Patrick of Milwaukee; one son, Robert of Elkhart Lake; 14 grandchildren; and two sisters, Sister M. Ermenilda of St. Agnes convent in Fond du Lac and Mrs. August Schneider of St. Peter.

He was preceded in death by one son, Walter, who was killed in military service; two brothers, and six sisters.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Huss Funeral home in Plymouth at 9:15 a.m. Monday and at St. Fridolin’s Catholic church in Glenbeulah at 10 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Robert J. Wolf, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

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


Victoria Gruhle - No Newspaper Listed - 1944
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William Gruhle Dies At Home of Aged

William Gruhle, 87, died Monday afternoon at the Anna Reiss home for the aged in Sheboygan. He had been at the home since 1944.

He was born in Manitowoc on September 26, 1864, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Gruhle, he was married June 22, 1890, to Victoria Stoll, and they made their home on the Stoll homestead farm in the town of Schleswig. They observed their golden wedding anniversary in 1940.

In 1943 they moved to Kiel where Mrs. Gruhle died on October 12, 1944. Survivors are a son, Arthur H. Gruhle of Sheboygan; two daughters, Mrs. Herman Roehr and Mrs. John Burmahln of Kiel; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren; a brother Charles of Manitowoc and a sister, Mrs. Charles Schmidt of Milwaukee.

Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church at Kiel with the Rev. Ernest J. Nelson officiating.

Interment will be made in the Rockville cemetery.


William Gruhle - No Newspaper Listed - 1952
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Kiel - Mrs. William Gruhl, 71, of 130 Paine street, Kiel, passed away Friday morning at St. Nicholas hospital, Sheboygan, where she had been confined for the past week. She is the mother of Atty. Arthur H. Gruhle, Sheboygan.

The deceased was born on Jan. 6, 1873, at Rockville, Schleswig township, the daughter of Henry and Wilhelmina Wegner Stoll. Her father operated a flour and saw mill at Rockville. Nee Victoria Stoll, she was united in marriage with William Gruhle, Manitowoc, on June 22,1890, and immediately following the marriage the couple located on the Stoll homestead farm at Rockville.

They moved to Kiel in June 1944. On June 22, 1940, the couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.

Survivors include, in addition to Atty. Arthur Gruhle, her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Herman (Ella) Roehr and Mrs. John (Olivia) Burmahln, both of Kiel, five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Meiselwitz Funeral home and at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian church. The Rev. R.E. Dreger, pastor of the church, will officiate and interment will be in the family lot at Rockville cemetery.

Friends may view the body at the funeral home from Sunday afternoon until the hour of services.


Alfred Gessert - 1924 - {No Newspaper Listed}
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Alfred Gessert Of Rhine Passes Away Friday

On Friday of last week, at 2:30 a.m., death came peacefully, as a merciful deliverance from several weeks of illness to Alfred F. Gessert, husband of Lydia Gessert, nee Olm, at the family home in the town of Rhine, Sheboygan county, about three miles southwest of Franklin.

The deceased was born on March 23, 1891, on the same farm where he grew from infancy to manhood, and passed away, being the son of John and Caroline Gessert, with whom he was living when called to his reward.

On July 23, 1919, he was united in marriage with Lydia Olm, daughter of Ferdinand and Hulda Olm, at the Evangelical church, at Schwarzwald and at once took up their residence at the Gessert home farm.

Although in poor health for the past three years, he was able to attend to his farm duties until about six weeks ago, and while his condition was not alarming, to within a week of his demise, it was apparent to those who were near and dear to him, that his presence among them would be but of short duration and after a week of ceaseless suffering the end came peacefully to alleviate his earthly pain, as well as a comforting relief to those in constant watch, rendering all possible comfort but to no avail, the direct cause being a complication of diseases superinduced by liver trouble.

The funeral took place on Monday, May 5, with services at the home at 2:30 and at the Evangelical church one half mile west of the Gessert home at 3:00 p.m.; Revs. Aug. Hamman of Elkhart Lake, and F. Mohme of Schwarzwald officiating, the comforting and consoling sermon being taken from the text of John, Chaper XI, verses 21-26. No more beautiful nor fitting hymns could be rendered than Nos. 344, 455, 488, 519 and 539.

He leaves to mourn his untimely passing, his loving wife Lydia, one daughter, June, born Feb. 22, 1923, his bereaved parents; four sisters, Mrs. Emil Raquet, Spring Corners; Mrs. John Happel, Kiel; Mrs. Ewald Olm, Meeme, and Mrs. Roland Meyer of Plymouth; also three brothers, Arthur and Elmer of town Herman, and Raymond of Sheboygan.

The pallbearers who tenderly laid his remains to rest on a sunny hillslope overlooking his life-long home were his brothers-in-law, Hugo, Ferd. and Ewald Olm, and Emil Raquet, John Happel, and Roland Meyer.

The long cortege of relatives and friends that accompanied the remains to the church, could not all be accommodated, showing the esteem in which he was held, while the floral emblems and bouquets served as mute reminders of the memory of the deceased in the hearts of all.


Gertrude Grau - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - January 13, 1972 - p. 14
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Miss Gertrude M. Grau, 57, formerly of 920 N. 10th St., died Wednesday evening at a local hospital after a long illness.

She was born April 5, 1914, at Sheboygan, daughter of the late Gust and Julia Burkard Grau.

She attended Holy Name Catholic School and was a graduate of Central High School. She was a member of Holy Name Parish.

Survivors are three brothers, Carl of Milbrae, Calif., George of St. Paul, Minn., and Clarence of Brisbane, Calif.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Name Church with the Rev. Lawrence Waleske, pastor, celebrant of Mass, following family rites at 9:30 at the Kroos-Mason Funeral Home.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Friday. A parish vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday.


Lillie Gerber - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - January 13, 1972 - p. 14
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Mrs. Joseph Gerber, 66, of 2610 Henry St., died at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital Wednesday evening after a prolonged illness.

The former Lillie Cramer, she was born in Jamestown, N.D., Dec. 11, 1905, daughter of Harry and the late Lillie Cramer.

She came to Sheboygan in 1928 and in August of 1929 was married to Mr. Gerber in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Since 1954, she has been self employed as a free lance color photographer. Prior to that she was an oil color and gold leaf decorator for the Berkey-Gay Furniture Co. and later was employed in the same capacity at the former Northern Furniture Co. (now Rway).

She was a member of the St. John United Church of Christ and the National Professional Photographers Association and its Wisconsin affiliate.

Survivors are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Jessie) Augustine and Mrs. Robert (Annette) Wiegand, both of Sheboygan; her father, Grand Rapids; two brothers, Adrian and Nicholas, both of Grand Rapids; five sisters, Mrs. Sarah Volz, Mrs. Walter Duff, Mrs. Luren Bergeron, Mrs. Darwood Volz and Mrs. Edith Vargo, all of Grand Rapids, and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Nickels Funeral Home with the Rev. Vernon Jaberg, St. John pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

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


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