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Robert V. Imry - The Sheboygan Press - November 22, 1910
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Robert V. Imry Dies Suddenly At Born's Sanitarium

Instructor in Mathematics at the High School - Was Planning to Spend Thanksgiving Day at Ripon With a Brother and Sister - Death Brings Sorrow.

R. V. Imry, who has been instructor in Mathematics at the High school since the opening of the school year, taking the place of R. E. Winchester who has been ill, met his death at Born's Sanitarium between 7 and 8 o'clock this morning.

Though the body was removed from the water less than five minutes after the sad accident, efforts to restore him were to no avail. The fact that blood spurted from the nose tends to give the impression that he suffered from paralysis from which he was stricken after entering the tank for a morning plunge.

Mr. Imry arrived at Born's sanitarium about 7:15 and asked for a bathing suit. When inquiry was made as to whether he could swim he laughed and gave those about him the impression that he was a good swimmer and on this question there seems to be little doubt. Going into the dressing room he donned his suit and William Peters, an attendant, and Erwin Radke, saw him step down into the tank. Erwin went to his home about this time and Mr. Peters walked away from the tank to the balcony to perform some little task. As it is Mr. Peters' duty to watch those in the swimming pool he looked down when he reached the balcony and noticed that Imry was not in sight. With Mr. Born they went to the lavatory and to the dressing room and failing to find him rushed to the tank and with the aid of poles commenced to scrape the bottom. While on the west side of the tank Mr. Peters noticed the body seemingly going down for the third time and with the aid of the pole the body was recovered. Every effort was made to bring him back to life, but he was past every effort. Dr. Brueckbauer, who was summoned, made a thorough examination and gave it as his opinion that death was due to "pressure on the pneumogastric nerve."

The accident is deeply deplored by Mr. Born who takes every care to protect those who come to use the sanitarium.

Popular Young Man

The tragic death of Mr. Imry, who had become well known to the student body, members of the faculty and hosts of young people in Sheboygan during the three month he spent here, will bring sorrow. He was here taking the place of Mr. Winchester who has been stricken with typhoid fever, and intended to remain until the first of the year when Mr. Winchester was to resume his duties. Wednesday afternoon he was to leave for Ripon intending to spend Thanksgiving with a sister and brother who are students at Ripon college. His parents reside at Roberts, Wis. in the western portion of the state, and finding it impossible to make the entire trip, the two brothers and sister planned a Thanksgiving dinner at Ripon. It was from this institution the young man graduated with the class of 1910 and acquainted with Mr. Winchester, he consented to assist him during his illness.

A young man of great promise, talented as an educator, and not afraid of work, he had a most promising future.

This morning he arose at the usual hour, according to the atatements of Mr. Joseph Lebermann, where he roomed and went to Bellevue for breakfast shortly after 6 o'clock. He seemed to be in good health, eating a hearty breakfast and then took a car for Born's park.

Mr. Imry was 22 years of age and on completing his studies in the High school of his native town, entered Ripon college. He worked early and late, graduating with high honors. During the short period he had been identified with the faculty of the Sheboygan High School he had demonstrated his fitness for the position, and Superintendent Leverenz paid a fine tribute to him this morning.

The parents and the surviving relatives have the sympathy of the people of Sheboygan in these trying hours. A young life has gone out, a sudden summons has come, removing a young man just when he was making his mark in the educational world. He had studied early and late to acquire an education, and the snuffing out of a young life with such a promising future makes it the more pathetic.

The body was removed to the undertaking parlors of Henry Fessler and is being prepared for burial. In all probability the brother and sister will arrive this evening from Ripon college and accompany the body to Roberts, Wisconsin where interment will take place.

Coroner Feagan is taking testimony in reference to the case but in all probability no jury will be drawn, as it was clearly accidental.


Mabel Ibe - No Newspaper Listed - 1938
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Mrs. Mabel Sonnemann-Ibe was called by death on Tuesday evening at 8:50 o’clock, at the Memorial hospital at Sheboygan, where she had been confined for the past six weeks, and where she underwent an operation.

The deceased was born February 26, 1909 in the town of Herman, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Felix Sonnemann. She was united in marriage with Henry Ibe of the of the town of Schleswig on September 17, 1927. After their marriage they resided with the deceased parents, and after three years moved to the homestead in the town of Schleswig.

She leaves to mourn her death, her husband; a son, a daughter, her parents of the town of Herman; a sister, Mrs. Waldemar {Gertrude} Thimmig and a brother, Menard, both of Howards Grove. Two sisters and a brother preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home and at 2 o’clock at the Louis Corners at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran church, with the Rev. Harold 0. Grunwald officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery near Howards Grove. Body can be viewed at the Funeral Home from Thursday morning until time of funeral.


Orrin F. Isserstedt - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - November 10, 1958 - p. 10
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Orrin F. Isserstedt, 70, a resident of the Town of Plymouth, died at Rocky Knoll Sanitarium early today after being seriously ill for the past five weeks.

Born Sept. 29, 1888, in the township, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Isserstedt. He attended the district school and was graduated from Plymouth High School in 1908.

On Sept. 11, 1917, he married Miss Laverne Jaeger in Sheboygan. They lived in the Town of Plymouth since their marriage.

He was active in music circles, playing with the Schellinger's Orchestra for many years and he was a member of the Plymouth Citizen's Band for 35 years. He also belonged to the Cassia Lodge No. 167, F.&A.M. at Plymouth, Plymouth Chapter No. 115, R.A.M., the Sheboygan Council No. 38, R.S.M., and the Loyalty Chapter No. 118, Order of Eastern Star in Plymouth.

Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Carl (Phebe) Benninghaus of Sheboygan; one brother, Herbert, of the Town of Plymouth, and two sisters, Mrs. Al (Alma) Edick of Portland, Ore., and Mrs. Belle Burkart of Plymouth.

One sister also preceded him in death.

Masonic funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Wittkopp Funeral Home in Plymouth. The Masonic services will be conducted by the Cassia Lodge. Burial will be in Plymouth Woodlawn Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday. Members of the Cassia Lodge will meet in the Cassia lodgeroom at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday.


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