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Ronald O'Reilly - The Sheboygan Press - May 26, 2001
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Ronald H. O'Reilly, age 72, of 826 Third St., Waldo, passed away unexpectedly at his home late Thursday evening {May 24}.

He was born on Jan. 26, 1929, in Hingham, Wis., a son of the late Ambrose and Irene Salter O'Reilly.

He attended Waldo Grade School and Waldo High School.

He served in the U.S. Army from February 1952 until February 1956, serving in the Korean War.

He worked at Bemis Manufacturing Co., in Sheboygan Falls for 13 years, then at Gilson Brothers in Plymouth for 22 years and Thomas Industries for three years. He was then employed at the American Club in Kohler for 3-1/2 years, retiring in 1997.

He was a member of the American Legion Post #386 in Cascade and the Waldo Lions Club.

{Note from site adminstrator: I have altered the survivor list to protect them.}

Survivors include two brothers of Waldo; one sister and brother-in-law of Troy, MO.; five neices and nephews; one of Medina, Ohio, one from Green Bay, WI.; one from New Berlin; one from Troy, MO.; and one from Du Bois, Penn. He is also survived by great-nieces and great-nephews, other relaitves and friends.

He was preceded in death by one infant brother.

A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday Evening {May 29} at 6:30 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth. The Rev. Dennis Van Beek, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Waldo Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Church from 4 p.m. on Tuesday until the time of services.

A memorial fund is being established in his name.

The family would like to thank the Visting Nurses Association and the VNA Hospice Program for their love and kindness that they showed Ron through his courageous battle with Cancer.

The Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth is serving the family.


Gerhardt Opgenorth - The Sheboygan Press - January 18, 1971
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Gerhardt {Gary} Opgenorth, 42, of 1621 S. 25th St, died Monday night of an apparent heart attack.

Mr. Opgenorth, head of the electrical department for Rohde Brothers Construction Co. at Plymouth, was strickend about 10:15 pm as he prepared to retire. Police administered oxygen enroute to Sheboygan Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Born July 12, 1928 in Sheboygan, a son of George and Hilda Opgenorth, the family moved to Oostburg where he attended Beaver Creek Elementary School. He graduated from Oostburg High Schol in 1946.

He then joined the U.S. Air Force, serving three years in Japan.

On Nov 12, 1955 he married Miss Virginia Klein of rural Waldo at Higham Reformed Church. The couple resided in Sheboygan since their marriage.

Mr. Opgenorth worked for the former Mayr Electric Co. for 14 years and for the past 1 1/2 years had been with the Rhode firm.

He was a member of Hope Reformed Church and was currently serving as a deacon. he was a member of Sheboygan Memorial Post 9156 VFW, a past Boy Scout committeeman for Pack and Troop 60.

Survivors are his wife; three sons, Scott, 13, David, 11 and Thomas, 9, all at home; his parents, of rural Oostburg; five brothers, Conrad, of Milwaukee, Ralph, Denver, Colo., Larry and Wayne, both Oostburg, and Lloyd, Madison; five sisters, Mrs. Donald DeBlaey and Miss Geraldine Opgenorth, both Oostburg, Mrs. Nick Shoppach, West Bend, Mrs. Dennis Schmidt, Sheboygan, and Mrs. Roger Jensema, Gibbsville.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 pm at Hope Reformed Church with Rev. Paul F. DeVries, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Higham Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels from 4 pm Wednesday until 10:30 am Thursday and at the church from 11 am until the time of services.

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

VFW Post 9156 will hold memorial services at 7 pm Wednesday at the funeral chapels.


Caroline Opgenorth - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - April 22, 1942
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Mrs. Opgenorth Is Called After Lengthy Illness

After ailing for some time, Mrs. Caroline Opgenorth, 66 years, who resided at 23rd street and Indiana avenue, passed away at 5 a.m. today at St. Nicholas hospital.

The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Gartman, she was born in Town Wilson on May 22, 1875. She attended the parochial school at Six Corners. For the past 45 years she had been a resident of Sheboygan. Mrs. Opgenorth, who was a member of the Women's Relief Corps, especially enjoyed her family group and her circle of friends. She was especially active in her garden.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning at the Ballhorn Funeral chapels, and the Rev. E. R. Krueger will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. The body may be viewed at the chapels beginning Thursday night.

Survivors are her seven children, Miss Edna Opgenorth, Park Ridge, Ill., Mrs. N. {Hattie} Butzen, Elmer Opgenorth, both of this city, Mrs. Arno {Evelyn} Strassburg, North Chicago, Ill. Mrs. Elmer {Wilma} Kuester, Town Sheboygan, Mrs. Gerhardt {Verena} Schieble, Sheboygan, Mrs. Thomas {Ardell} Houston, Sheboygan. There are five grandchildren. Two brothers, Albert and William Gartman of Sheboygan, and two sisters, Mrs. Henry {Wilhelmina} Siegwarth, Sheboygan, and Mrs. Anton Schmerler of Edgar, Wis., also survive.

Funeral - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - April 27, 1942

Mrs. Opgenorth Buried Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Caroline Opgenorth, 66, who passed away Wednesday at her home, Route 3, Sheboygan, were held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Ballhorn Funeral chapels, the Rev. E. R. Krueger, pastor of St. John's Evangelical church, officiating. Burial was made in Calvary cemetery.

Pallbearers were Albert Drexler, Alois Siegworth, Walter Gartman, Anton and Ernie Opgenorth and Alton Schmitt.

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Mrs. Opgenorth's grandchildren are Allan Opgenorth, Loren Opgenorth, Jerome Butzen, Michael Butzen and Ralph Strassburg. She was the 12th of 14 children of August Gartman and Juliane Fenner.


Nick Opgenorth - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - September 16, 1957
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Nick Opgenorth, 87, of 2304 Indiana Ave., died Sunday evening at St. Nicholas Hospital.

Born June 23, 1870, in the Town of Sheboygan, he was the son of Theodore and Johanna Opgenorth. He attended the parochial grade schools and on May 23, 1897, he married Miss Caroline Gartman in Sheboygan. She died in May 1941. Mr. Opgenorth did carpenter work most of his life.

Survivors are six daughters, Miss Edna Opgenorth of Sheboygan, Mrs. Nick {Henrietta} Butzen of Oakland, Calif., Mrs. Arnold {Evelyn} Strassburg of North Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Elmer {Wilma} Kuester of Sheboygan Falls, Mrs. Gerhardt {Verena} Schieble of Sheboygan, Mrs. Harold {Ardelle} Brandt of Sheboygan; five grandsons; and one great-grandson. Two sons, seven brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels. The Rev. T. Parry Jones, pastor of the First Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Sheboygan.

Friends may call at the funeral home after Tuesday noon.

Funeral - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - September 19, 1957

Nick Opgenorth

The funeral of Nick Opgenorth, 87, of 2304 Indiana Ave., who died Sunday, was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels with the Rev. T. Parry Jones officiating. Burial was made in Calvery Cemetery.

At the services, Mrs. Carol Moths sang "The Lord's Prayer" and "You'll Never Walk Along."

Pallbearers were Albert, Anton, Fred and Allan Opgenorth, Ernst Markwardt and Michael Butzen.

Allan Opgenorth shared the following information

Niklas five grandsons are Allan Opgenorh, Loren Opgenorth, Jerome Butzen, Michael Butzen and Ralph Stassburg.


Edna Opgenorth - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - April 7, 1973 - p.10
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Miss Edna Opgenorth, 75, of 2304-A Indiana Ave., a retired teacher, died in her sleep during the night at her home.

She was born Feb. 16, 1898, in Sheboygan, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nickolas Opgenorth.

She attended Sheridan School, Sheboygan High School and graduated from Oshkosh Normal School and Superior State Teachers College.

Miss Opgenorth taught school for 10 years in northern Wisconsin, then moved to South Dakota where she taught for 30 years. She returned to Sheboygan upon her retirement.

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

Surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Henrietta Butzen of Oakland, Calif., Mrs. Arnold {Evelyn} Strassburg, North Chicago, Mrs. Wilma Kuester, Sheboygan Falls, Mrs. Gerhardt Schieble and Mrs. Harold Brandt, both of Sheboygan.

She was preceded by two brothers.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Ballhorn Funeral Chapels with the Rev. Stanley Matz, pastor of St. Luke Church, officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday at the chapels.

A memorial fund has been established in Miss Opgenorth's name for St. Luke Church.


Elmer F. Opgenorth - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - April 18, 1951
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Elmer F. Opgenorth, 49, of route 3, Sheboygan, Terry Andrae road, passed away suddenly of a heart attack Tuesday morning while at work as an electrician at Thieman's Used Car lot on Calumet Drive.

Born June 22, 1901, in this city, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Opgenorth, he attended the public schools and on Sept. 4, 1929, was married to Lorena Wilhelm. They made their home in this city until 16 years ago when they moved to the present location on the Terry Andrae road where they operated a number of tourist cabins.

Mr. Opgenorth was an electrician by trade and at present was employed by the Penn Electric Co. He was a member of the First Methodist church and was a director of the Sheboygan chapter of the Izaak Walton League.

Survivors are his wife; two sons, Allan and Loren, both at home; his father, Nicholas, who resided with him; six sisters, Miss Edna, Mrs. Gerhard Schieble and Mrs. Harold {Ardelle} Brandt of this city, Mrs. Henrietta Butzen of California, Mrs. Arno {Evelyn} Strassburg of North Chicago, and Mrs. Elmer {Wilma} Kuester of Sheboygan Falls.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Ballhorn Funeral chapels with the Rev. T. Parry Jones of the First Methodist church officiating. Interment will be made in the Sheboygan Falls cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning Thursday morning.


Daniel O'Brien
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{?} been written to the earth{ly} image of Daniel O'Brien, who after a life of many vicissitudes and much travel, wearied with the burden of 90 years, started on Thursday, Dec. 21st, on the journey to the "land of the leal."

He was the oldest child of John and Mary O'Brien and was born Dec. 11, 1821 in Cork county, Ireland. At the age of five years he emigrated with his parents to the United States settling in Chester county, Pa., where Daniel's father, who was a stonecutter, worked over seven years on the construction of Girard College.

While Daniel's schooling was limited to a brief attendance at the public school, much travel, close observation and a retentive memory gave him a large fund of general information which was equal to a liberal education.

In 1852 he struck the trail for the gold fields of California, where he engaged in gold mining for a time. Later he engaged in agriculture in Santa Clara Valley, Cal., for two years, then he came to his father's home in the town of Lyndon. Here he purchased a farm and on July 3, 1860, was married to Bridget Barry, who passed away Oct. 18, 1872, leaving five children.

Later he wedded Bridget Haslem at Glenbeulah, who with three children survive him. Romanus, Fond du Lac, Leo H., at home and Zita {Mrs. Sippel} Milwaukee. Since 1868 Mr. O'Brien has lived on the farm which he purchased at that time in the town of Lyndon. He and his family are faithful constituents of the Catholic church.

During his travels he kept a memoranda of the places visited which ever served as a reminder of happy {?}nts. Among the places noted are Aspinwall, Panama; Tehwantepec, Mexico, Portland, Oregon, etc. He was genial and kindly in his dealings and leaves an honored memory as a legacy to his children.

The funeral services will be held today from the Catholic church of Greenbush, Rev. Father Meyer officiating.


Mary O'Brien
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Mrs. Mary O'Brien, formerly of the town of Mitchell and cousin of Thomas and Frank Burke of this city, died at her home in Oshkosh Monday. Edward and Henry Burke of Mitchell are also cousins.

Mrs. O'Brien was Miss Caufield before her marriage to Maurice O'Brien 40 years ago at her home in Mitchell. The funeral services were held at her home Wednesday. Mrs. John Lindsay, of Parnell, sister-in-law of Mrs. O'Brien {Article cut off}.


M. H. O'Brien
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M. H. O'Brien is Dead

Well-Known Oshkosh Man passes Away At His Home On Jefferson Avenue, This Morning, After Illness With Blood Poisoning - End Was Not Unexpected - Small Sliver In Finger Was Fatal.

M.H. O'Brien, veteran business man and pioneer of Oshkosh, died at the family residence, 121 Jefferson avenue, at 5:45 o'clock this morning, after an illness of ten days duration with blood poisoning. The fatal illness came as a result of the lodgement of a minute sliver in the middle finger of Mr. O'Brien's right hand nearly two weeks ago. The death of Mr. O'Brien had been expected momentarily since last Saturday.

The accident, which ultimately caused the death of Mr. O'Brien, occurred Friday, May 13. On the morning of this day, Mr. O'Brien was sawing and cutting some wood in the basement of the residence and had secured an old window box for kindling purposes. This he was cutting, when a sliver pierced the middle finger of his right hand. The small piece of pine wood caused no pain or anxiety to him at the time, and without paying much heed to the affair, he continued his work.

Later in the day, Mr. O'Brien experienced some trouble with his finger and attempted to remove the splinter, which worked its way well into the flesh of the joint. He finally succeeded in removing it. Whether the sliver, or rust on the blade of the knife used in its removal, resulted in the poisoning of the blood, is unknown. Little more anxiety was felt by Mr O'Brien over the matter that day.

By a strange coincidence, the following morning, Saturday, Mr. O'Brien received a message telling him of the serious illness of his brother, John O'Brien, at the Soldier's Home, Milwaukee. In consequence, Mr. O'Brien boarded a morning train for that city. On the train, it is believed, he contracted a cold, which caused him to suffer chills through his body. Later in the day he felt his condition to be unimproved and he decided to return, on the next train for this city. He did so, arriving here about 7 o'clock in the evening. He went to his home immediately, where medical aid was summoned. The trouble, caused supposedly from the pine sliver, was at first regarded as trivial. His condition grew constantly worse, however, and it was soon apparent that his condition was serious. From that time on he was confined to his bed, two operations on the hand being performed but without success. The end was expected by the members of his immediate family and friends several days ago.

For some time previous to his last illness, Mr. O'Brien had been in failing health and his system was in no condition to counteract the spread of the fatal poison in his blood.

The deceased was born in Cork county, Ireland, January 5, 1847. In his infancy he came with his parents to this country, the family settling in Waldo. About thirty-one years ago he came to this city, where he had since resided. He was engaged for a number of years in the furnishing business under the firm name of Northrup & O'Brien, the company occupying the store at 111 Main street. Later he traveled in the interests of the McCormick Harvester company, and of late years had been in the real estate and {Article cut off}.


Margaret O'Brien
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The funeral of Mrs. Margaret O'Brien was held at 9 o'clock {?} morning from the residence, 121 {West} Follett street and at 9:30 from St. Patrick's church, Rev. {?} Cosgrove officiating. The bearers were Charles and James Twohig, {Joh}n? A. Welsh, George Lindsay, William Murphy and Thomas Dwire. The floral offering was large. Burial was at Calvary cemetery,

Those who attended the funeral from out of town were John A. {We}lsh, Baraboo; Mr. and Mrs. A.F. {?}in and daughter, Bessie; Miss {Ge}nevieve King, Thomas Dwire, William Murphy, Mrs. Nellie O'Brien, {M}rs. P.H. Murphy, Miss Florence O'Brien, and Mrs. William Hegner, all of Milwaukee; Mrs. M.H. O'Brien and Jess O'Brien, Oshkosh; Mr. and Mrs.Charles Twohig, James Twohig, Catherine Twohig, Armstrong; Miss May McDonald, Eden; Dr. and Mrs. {?} Hegner, Appleton; Mrs. John Lindsay, Parnell; Mrs. Mary Dwire, Miss Margaret Dwire, George Lindsay, Plymouth; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Do}novon and Miss Mayme Donovon, {Va}n Dyne.


Nellie O'Brien
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Nellie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James O'Brien of 63 West Casson St., Fond du Lac, Wis., died Sunday evening after an illness extending over a period of six months. Miss O'Brien was a graduate of the Fond du Lac High school with the class of 1892, and for several years taught school in the county. Her first term of school was taught in the town of Mitchell, District No. 1 She was a faithful and earnest worker for herself and all who came in contact with her. During the past two years she was book keeper in the office of the Singer Sewing Machine Co. in Fond du Lac, only resigning when poor health compelled her to take this step. The deceased was born in the town of Mitchell, and moved to Fond du Lac when only four years of age. She received her early education in Fond du Lac. Miss O'Brien had many friends who will regret to learn of her untimely death. Besides her parents she is survived by six sisters as follows: Mrs. G.B. Jordan, Duluth, Minn., Mrs. P. Manning, Mrs. George Sales, and Misses Elizabeth, Anna, Florence and four brothers, John, Will and James of Fond du Lac and Thomas, who is in the United States army and at the present time stationed at Maro Island, San Francisco. Miss Nellie O'Brien has many relatives in this county. Those who attended the funeral were Mrs. P.H. Murphy and son Will, Mr. and Mrs. John Lindsay and son George, Mrs. Tom Dwire and son Frank, and J.T. Manley, all of the town of Mitchell.


William O'Connell - Plymouth Reporter - April 21, 1898
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William O'Connell Dies of Inflammation of the Brain
Death of William O'Connell

William O'Connell of the town of Mitchell died Saturday after a lingering sickness. In the early part of the winter he suffered a severe attack of pneumonia from which he never fully recovered. He was subjected to neuralgia which caused inflammation of the brain. An operation was performed but it was too late to save him and the Grim reaper, Death, bore him hence Saturday.

The deceased was born and raised in the town of Mitchell and was well and favorably known by the entire community. He is survived by a mother, four brothers and four sisters. They are: Ed O'Connell of this city; James, John, Daniel, and Katie O'Connell at home; Mrs. George Lindsay, Mrs. John Gaynor, and Mrs. Ed Burke all of Mitchell.

The funeral was held Monday with the Rev. B.J. Burke officiating. The remains were interred in the Mitchell cemetery. Among those from here who attended the funeral were: M. Gaynor, H.J. Goelzer, H.J. Rooney, J.C. Kiefer, Foster Smith, John R. Schuh, and E.R. Schieble.

In the same issue:
Mitchell

Died at his home in the town of Mitchell Saturday, April 16, William O'Connell in his 24th year. The funeral was held at the church in Mitchell on Monday. Services by Rev. Father Burke. The pall bearers were: Michael Crosby, Henry Mangan, George Lindsay, Thomas McGrain, Anthony Reddington, and Edward Slattery.

Deceased was a young man who had many friends and was beloved by all who knew him. There is an obituary in another column of this paper. {Above}.


John O'Connell - Plymouth Reporter - January 30, 1896
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John O'Connell of Mitchell Dead

On Tuesday evening at six o'clock John O'Connell died at his home in the town of Mitchell, aged 76 years. Mr. O'Connell was born in Galway county, Ireland and came to America about 1847 settling in the east. In 1849 when gold was discovered in California he started for that eldorado and after many exciting scenes made a good strike so that he returned with enough money to buy the farm on which he has lived for the last forty years. He leaves a wife and nine children: John, Will and Dan O'Connell of Mitchell, James and Ed of this city, Mrs. George Lindsay, Mrs. John Gaynor, Mrs. Ed Burke, and Miss Katie O'Connell of Mitchell. The funeral services will take place today. Rev. B.J. Burke of Cascade officiating.

Plymouth Reporter February 6, 1896
Mitchell

Among those from a distance who attended the funeral of J. O'Connell are: Mr. and Mrs. J. Stack, E. Stack and sister, Mrs. M. Shea, and W. O'Brien, all of Osceola; H.J. Goelzer and T. Volk of Plymouth.

Plymouth Reporter Wednesday, February 5, 1896

The funeral of John O'Connell last Thursday was the largest ever held in the town of Mitchell, over 200 teams following the remains to the Mitchell cemetery where they were laid at rest beside his two children, Thomas and Celia, who died 17 and 27 years ago respectively.

The funeral services were at 10 o'clock and were conducted by Fr. Burke of Cascade. The pall bearers were John Burke, Michael Gaynor, John Slattery, Michael Connors, Tom Dwyre and Patrick Crosby.

The deceased, who was 76, is survived by a wife and nine children: James and Ed of this city, John, Will and Dan O'Connell at home and Msds. E.L. Burke, John Gaynor and George Lindsay all of Mitchell, also one brother, James of Greenbush.

Mr. O'Connell had resided in Mitchell for nearly 50 years and in his death the vicinity loses an honest and upright Christian.


James O'Connell
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James, six year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John O'Connell of the town of Mitchell, passed away last Monday evening after having suffered an attack of scarlet fever which later developed into diptheria. Deceased his survived by his brother Bernard, besides his parents. The funeral was held from the home and from St. Michael's church Wednesday, Rev. Father Hoog officiating. Interment was made in the St. Michaels cemetery. Chief of Police Ed O'Connell of this city is an uncle of the deceased.


Dr. James E. O'Connell
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J. E. O'Connell, Physician, Dies
Practiced in City For 27 Years; Rites Saturday

Dr. James E. O'Connell, 71, of 4320 W. Garfield avenue, a practicing physician here 27 years, died yesterday at Milwaukee General hospital. He had been in ill health since last fall.

Born in Sheboygan county, Dr. O'Connell receiving {sic} his medical training at the Wisconsin Physicians' and Surgeons' college here, predecessor to the Marquette university medical school.

After being graduated in 1905, he practiced at Menasha with his twin brother, Dr. Daniel C. O'Connell, until 1910 when he came to Milwaukee. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the county and state medical societies, and the Holy Name and Happy Death societies of St. Thomas Aquinas church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mabel O'Connell; a daughter, Jean; three brothers, Dr. Daniel C., Milwaukee, Andrew L., Batavia, Wis., and Frank E. of Holbrook, Ariz.

Services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Becker funeral chapel, 1545 N. Seventeenth street, and at 9 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas church. Burial will be at Holy Cross cemetery. The body will lie in state at the funeral chapel after 2 p.m. tomorrow.

Dr. O'Connell is Dead at 71
Physician Here Since 1909 Succumbs To Pneumonia, Rites Saturday

Dr. James E. O'Connell, a physician in Milwaukee since 1909, died Tuesday at Milwaukee general hospital of pneumonia, at the age of 71. He lived at 4320 W. Garfield av.

Dr. O'Connell was born in Beechwood, Wis. He was graduated from the old College of Physicians and Surgeons, now the Marquette university medical school, in 1905. For a year after finishing school, he practised at Bear Creek, Wis., and then practised with his twin brother, Dr. Daniel O'Connell, at Menasha, until coming to Milwaukee.

He was a member of the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin, the Catholic Order of Foresters, the Third Order of St. Francis and the Holy Name society.

Surviving are his wife, Mable Hart O'Connell; a daughter, Jean, and three brothers, Dr. Daniel, Andrew L. of Batavia, Wis., and Frank E. of Holbrook, Ariz.

Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Becker chapel, 1545 N. Twelfth st., and at 9 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas' church. Burial will be in Holy Cross cemetery.

His nephews will be pallbearers. They are Francis Rooney of Appleton, George Stock of Campbellsport, George Rooney of Madison, Andrew O'Connell, jr., of Batavia, Phelim Hughes and Daniel O'Connell of Milwaukee.


Dr. Daniel C. O'Connell
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Members of the Knights of Columbus will have a vigil at the Becker funeral rooms, N. 54th st. and W. Lisbon ave., at 8 p.m. Thursday for Dr. Daniel C. O'Connell, a physician here for more than 30 years.

Dr. O'Connell, a lifelong resident of Wisconsin {born in Sheboygan county}, died Tuesday at St., Joseph's hospital. His home was at 5216 W. Washington blvd. He was active in many Catholic organizations as well as medical groups. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Sebastian's church. Burial is to be in Holy Cross cemetery.


Mrs. John O'Connell
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Mrs. O'Connell is Laid to Rest After Last Rites

Plymouth - {Special} - The funeral services for Mrs. John O'Connell, who passed away at her home in this city on Tuesday morning after a lengthy illness, were held on Thursday morning at 9 o'clock at the Gentine Funeral home and at 9:30 o'clock at St. John the Baptist Catholic church. The Rev. A.J. July officiated and burial was made in St. Michael's Catholic cemetery in Mitchell.

The pallbearers were Mrs. Essie Lindsay, Mrs. Mike Crosby, Mrs. G.F. Kegler, Mrs. Matt Gaynor, Miss Ruth Weekes and Mrs. Patrick Slattery.

Among the people from out of town who attended the services were Mr. and Mrs. Martin Mangan, Miss Katherine Mangan, James Mangan, Mrs. J. Gaynor, Mrs. Reichtig and Mrs. Ed Burke and Mrs. Anthony Reddington of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Dan Heraty and Mrs. Agnes Lindsay of Mitchell; George O'Connell and Mrs. Patrick Slattery of Sheboygan; William Enright of Chicago, Ill.; and Mr. and Mrs. James Gannon of Greenbush.


J. H. O'Connell
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A.L. O'Connell received the sad tidings Tuesday of the death of his brother, J.H. O'Connell at Los Angeles, California. Mr. O'Connell has been in poor health for the past few months and recently went from his home in Kalispell, Mont. to California in hopes of benefiting his health and is was there the final summons came to him. He will be remembered by the older settlers, having spent his boyhood days here. He was born in Beechwood in 1858 and was united in marriage in 1896 at Kalispell to Miss Josephine Becker, who survives him as does also six children, and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. J.M. Stack of Eden; Mrs. F.J. Rooney of Appleton; Wm. O'Connell of Republic, Washington; Frank of Los Angeles; Drs. James and Daniel O'Connell of Milwaukee and Andrew on the old {homest}ead. His death came as a d {?} to his relatives, as it was {?} that he was seriously ill.


John O'Connor
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John O'Connor, nephew of {Ti}mothy O'Connor of Sheboygan Falls, died very suddenly Tuesday afternoon while riding in an interurban car between Sheboygan and Sheboygan Falls. It was when the car was approaching the village that passengers noticed the man staring up to the ceiling. They thought that he was looking at a sign. When the car stopped at the station it was thought that he was asleep and an attempt was made to arouse him and that he pitched forward and expired. Death was due to paralysis of the heart. The body was taken into the station and Dr. Nichols was summoned. Coroner Feagan was also notified, and he came and took the testimony of several who witnessed Mr. O'Connor's death. He did not think {it} necessary to hold an inquest.

The remains were removed to the home of his uncle, Timothy O'Connor, from where on Friday the funeral was held, with interment in St. Rose's Catholic cemetery in Lima.

Mr. O'Connor was the nephew of Timothy O'Connor, a well known resident of the village. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael O'Connor, both deceased pioneers of Lima. John O'Connor lived at Five Corner's in Lima until two years ago when he went to Sheboygan Falls to reside. There he remained at the City Hotel. He is survived by two brothers, James of Chicago and Maurice of Denver, Colorado; two sisters, Mrs. J. Rood of Wausau, and Mrs. James Kenna of Fond du Lac.

John O'Connor, a pioneer resident of Sheboygan county, was stricken with heart disease on an interurban car near the Sheboygan Falls station, Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 15. He was in company with three other gentlemen and when they left the car at the station he remained in his seat. His companions, who thought he fell asleep, tried to wake him, and upon further investigation found him to be dead.

The body was removed to the home of his uncle, Timothy O'Connor, who resides in Sheboygan Falls. O'Connor boarded at a hotel in Sheboygan Falls removing to that village about seven years ago, when he disposed of this farm in the town of Lima. About two years ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis. Deceased was about 50 years old.


Michael O'Connor
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Michael O'Connor, one of the well-known residents of Sheboygan county, died about five o'clock last Thursday afternoon at his home near Hingham. He had been ill but ten days, the cause of his death being pneumonia. He was born in Ireland sixty-eight years ago, and was one of the early settlers of this vicinity. The funeral services, which were held Monday, were conducted by Rev. Father Kaiser of Sheboygan Falls.

Besides his wife there are six surviving children, as follows: Mrs. Jas. Kinna of the town of Sheboygan, Mrs. John Rood of the town of Lyndon, Mrs. Peter Walse, James and Maurice O'Connor, all of Colorado, and John O'Connor who was living at home.

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The sad demise of Michael O'Connor occurred at his home here Tuesday evening, April 26, after an illness of two weeks with a pneumonia at the age of sixty-eight. The funeral took place Monday morning at St. Rose's church. Rev. C.F. Keyser officiated at the funeral services and delivered an able and touching eulogy after which {the} remains were interred in their final resting place in St. Rose's cemetery.

He is survived by a wife and six children, Jas. of Butte, Mont.; Maurice and Mrs. Peter Walsh of Denver, Colo., John at home, Mrs. J. L. Rood of Cascade and Mrs. Jas. Kenna of Sherman, besides several brothers, sisters and grandchildren. The deceased was a man beloved by all who knew him and it is impossible to portray the kindness of heart, the sterling worth and integrity of him who was so suddenly taken from us. The universal esteem in which he was held was manifested by the large funeral cortege which followed the remains to the grave.


Mrs. Michael O'Connor
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Dies at Glenbeulah

Mrs. Michael O'Connor died Thursday morning at the home of her daughter Mrs. J.D. Kenna of Glenbeulah of pneumonia. Until about two years ago the decedent had been a resident of Hingham and well known about the county.

The remains will be taken to Lima Center for interment, the funeral to take place from St. Rose church Monday. Four children survive as follows: Mrs. Jas. Kenna of Glenbeulah, Maurice of Denver, Colo., James of Chicago and John of Hingham.


Esther A. Ogle
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Mrs. S. J. Ogle Dies at Home in Lyndon

Mrs. Esther A. Ogle, a resident of Sheboygan county since 1855, passed away at her home in the town of Lyndon early Wednesday morning following a long illness in which she suffered from a complication of diseases.

Mrs. Ogle, the wife of Samuel J. Ogle, was the daughter of George and Margaret Kennedy. She was born May 1st, 1840 at Augusta, Maine, and came to Sheboygan county with her parents when she was fifteen years of age. Three years later, on December 27, 1858, she was united in marriage to Mr. Ogle and in 1869 the family settled on the farm west of Waldo on which the deceased lived at the time of her passing.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Ogle is survived by seven children, George B. Ogle, a merchant of Waldo, Rev. Father Wm. Ogle of Findlay, Ohio, Frank Ogle of Sheboygan Falls, Mrs. Jos. Donovan of Adell, Mrs. Wm. Schumaker of Milwaukee and James and Etta who lived on the home stead with their aged parents. One son, Ben, died in January, 1889.

Funeral services will be held from the late home at half past nine o'clock tomorrow morning and from the Catholic church at Cascade at ten o'clock. Rev. Fthr. Regan will conduct the services and the remains will be laid to rest in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Ogle was a woman widely known in the community in which she lived. The family has been prominent in many community activities and the deceased has been held in high regard by a wide circle of friends. Because of her advanced years and her long illness her passing was not unexpected but the news of her death brought sorrow to many who revered and respected the aged lady as a loving wife, a kind mother and a sincere Christian who found happiness in helping those near and dear to her.


Frank O'Hara
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Burns are Fatal to Frank O'Hara

With saddened hearts the people received the news of the death of Frank O'Hara, one of the most prominent and finest young men in the community.

Frank died at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning at the Mt. Sinai hospital at Milwaukee where he was taken two weeks ago after suffering burns when his clothes ignited from a gasoline torch in the Seaman Body plant at Milwaukee where he was employed.

During the two weeks at the hospital everything known to medical science and tender nursing was employed but the nature of the injuries were so severe that all efforts proved futile in the attempt to save this precious life.

Frank O'Hara was born in town Holland, June 16, 1899. He received his early education in the town school and later in higher educational institutions. During the past several years he has been employed at the Seaman Body plant at Milwaukee.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Kate O'Hara, one sister, Miss Isabel, and two brothers Hugh and George O'Hara.

The remains were brought here to the David G. Wilk funeral home where on Tuesday evening a vigil was held by members of St. Patrick's and St. Mary's churches. On Wednesday the body was taken to the O'Hara home to lie in state until this {Thursday} morning when funeral services were held in St. Patrick's church at Adell and burial took place in the church cemetery. The services were conducted by the Rev. A.H. Foltz.

Our deepest sympathy is extended to the grief stricken mother, sister and brothers.


James O'Hara
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Interment Yesterday Forenoon

The death of James O'Hara on Saturday means the removal of another of that class of brave, hardy men who came to Sheboygan county in the early days, to carve for themselves homes out of virgin wilderness. He had not been enjoying good health for the past three years, and finally succumbed to a complication of diseases.

The remains were laid into their last resting place yesterday forenoon, when the funeral was held at St. Patrick's church east of Adell, and the interment was in the adjoining cemetery. The Rev. Father Mueller of this village officiated and F. Wilk, the undertaker had charge of the obsequies.

James O'Hara was born in County Sligo, Ireland, on December 26, 1880.{Either his year of birth is wrong or the year of immigration is wrong - K.R.} In 1852 his parents immigrated to America and he accompanied them. They settled at LeRoy, Genesee county, New York and became farmers. On November 9, 1854, Mr. O'Hara's union with Miss Isabelle Hannan was solemnized at Batavia, New York. On that very day they bade adieu to their relatives and friends and left for this state settling in the town of Holland, Sheboygan county, where Mr. O'Hara bought eighty acres of woodland. Several years later he bought forty acres more and he developed the 120 acres into one of the best farms in the county. This could be the only result, as Mr. O'Hara possessed in a high degree the qualities which made for success - energy, ambition and thrift. Six years ago, he retired from farming and with his wife made his home in this village. Of the nine children born to them only four survive as follows: John and Henry, farmers in Holland; Thomas of this village, and Mrs. Michael Ellenbecker of Ozaukee county. Mrs. O'Hara also survives.

Mr. O'Hara was well thought of by his acquaintances, and was esteemed for the clean honorable life he led.


James O'Hara
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James O'Hara, the 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John O'Hara died Saturday morning of spinal meningitis. The funeral took place Tuesday morning at St. Patrick's Church, Rev. Mueller officiating. James was a bright and gentlemanly young man and will be sadly missed from the fireside. The deepest sympathy is extended the grief-stricken family.


Kate O'Hara
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Mrs. Kate O'Hara is Called to Rest Following Illness

Random Lake - Mrs. Kate O'Hara passed away Monday at 11 p.m. at the St. Nicholas hospital, Sheboygan, following a three weeks' illness.

Born in town of Mitchell on Nov. 16, 1862, the daughter of Thomas and Ellen Rooney, she was a teacher in the county schools for a period of ten years.

On Aug. 18, 1889, she was married to John O'Hara in the town of Holland and they moved to the farm where she has since made her home.

Survivors are a daughter, Isabelle; two sons, Hugh and George all at home; and a sister, Mrs. Thomas McGee, of Madison, S.D. Two sons and her husband preceded her in death.

She was a member of the Christian Mothers society of St. Patrick's church of Adell.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 9 a.m. at the Wilk Funeral home at Random Lake and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's church at Adell, Father R. Knauer officiating. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from Wednesday evening until the time of the services.

The Christian Mothers society will hold a vigil for their deceased member at the funeral home at 8 o'clock Thursday evening.

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Mrs. Kate O'Hara is Laid to Rest Following Rites


Random Lake - Last rites for Mrs. Kate O'Hara, 82, who died Monday, Jan. 8, at St. Nicholas hospital, Sheboygan, were held Friday at 9 a.m. at Wilk's Funeral home and 9:30 at St. Mary's church in Random Lake. Burial was made in St. Patrick's cemetery, Adell.

Pallbearers were Arno Knuth, Phil Boye, Peter Block, Ray Sinnen, Tom Hand and John Scanlan.

Among those attending the services from away were: Mrs. Thomas McGee of Madison, S.D., Mr. and Mrs. James O'Hara and family, Mr. and Mrs. J. Sobotik, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Rooney, Mr. and Mrs. Henry O'Hara, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hayeland, Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Denesius, Mr. and Mrs. F.F. Hageman, Mrs. Joseph Eberl, Mrs. Margaret Mangan and Mrs. Jerry Donohue of Milwaukee.

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Crosby and Del Long of Fond du Lac; Mrs. Ed. Bauer of Beloit; Ens. Mary Bowser of Oakland, Calif.; Mrs. Francis Cooney, Miss Agnes Rooney and John J. Rooney of Appleton.

Francis T. Rooney of Escanaba, Mich.; Mrs. Florence Kennedy of Chicago; and many others from Plymouth, Kohler, Sheboygan, Elkhart Lake, Marytown and the vicinity.


Mary {Mrs. Edward} O'Hearn
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Gone to Her Reward

Mrs. Edward O'Hearn, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Andrew Croghan in the village of Cascade on Tuesday morning, April 14, 1814.

Mrs. O'Hearn, whose maiden name was Mary Kennedy, was born in Skowhegan, Maine on July 18, 1837 and was a daughter of George and Margaret Kennedy. With her parents, she came to Wisconsin in November 1855 and resided in the town of Lima until her marriage to Edward O'Hearn on Jan. 1, 1866 at St. Mary's church in Cascade of which church she was a devout member until her death. Four children were born to them. In November 1880, death entered their home and took from them their oldest daughter Nellie, aged thirteen and their only son George aged five. Again the family circle was broken by the death of Mr. O'Hearn in September 1902. Since that time she has lived with her daughter. Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock a large concourse of relatives and friends assembled at St. Mary's church to pay their last respects to the deceased who had worshiped there for over forty-eight years and to show honor to one who had been a pioneer resident of the village. She was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery beside the loved ones who had gone before. The pastor, Rev. J.H. Fisher held requiem mass, while Father L.P. Reilly of Mineral Point, who was visiting here, paid a fitting tribute to the deceased, who had been a loving indulgent mother and grandmother. She had been in failing health for several years and during her more severe illness of the past winter, she was tenderly cared for by her daughters, Mrs. Croghan and Mrs. U.S. Swann and her six grandchildren were ever ready to assist in every way to make life brighter for grandma, not excepting her sons-in-law, Andrew Croghan and U.S. Swann who were as sons to her. Among the number of those near and dear to her who remain to mourn her loss is her sister, Mrs. Samuel Ogle of the town of Lyndon {Sheboygan county}. Deceased was a sister of the late John F. Kennedy of Plymouth who died Dec. 24, 1912 and Charles Kennedy of Sheboygan Falls whose death occurred Oct. 22, 1913.

The pall bearers were Dr. Rogers, Jas. Doherty, Ed. Hulee, John Meyer, John Henry and Geo. Allcox. Those from away who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Jordan of West Allis, Mrs. Carney, Milwaukee; Mrs. Chas. Kennedy, Frank and Chas. Kennedy, F.A. Ogle and daughter Frankie, Mrs. P.H. Delevan and Mr. and Mrs. John Phalen of Sheboygan Falls; Mrs. J.F. Kennedy, Mr. and Mrs. T.F. Franey, Mrs. Margaret Long and Miss Franc Doherty of Plymouth.

The husband of the decedent had served in the civil war being enlisted {Article cut off}.


Mary {Mrs. John} O'Hearn
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Mrs. O'Hearn Succumbs in Milwaukee Wednesday

Mrs. Mary O'Hearn, former {resi}dent of Cascade, {and widow of John O'Hearn}, one-time hotel owner in that city and for a number of years treasurer for Sheboygan county, past away at her home in Milwaukee Wednesday at the age of 77 years. The deceased was a sister of Dr. O'Brien who practiced medicine in the town of Lyndon and this city a number of years ago. Mrs. O'Hearn, who will be remembered by the older settlers of the community, is survived by two sons, Joseph and William and a daughter, Mrs. J.W. Mellinger. Funeral services were held Thursday, the body being interred in Calvary cemetery , Milwaukee.


John M. O'Hearn
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We note with sadness the death of John M. O'Hearn which occurred at his home in Milwaukee, Wednesday of last week. Mr. O'Hearn was an early settler of Scott, coming here with his father, the late John O'Hearn away back in the "Forties" and resided here for many years, his demise recalls a flood of reminiscences. Several of the old farm houses in this vicinity are samples of his mechanical skill, and the school house here and also No. Six, a mile further north were erected by him in company with a Mr. Hays, and we believe it was while working on the latter, that Mr. O'Hearn suffered a stroke of paralysis from which he never fully recovered and which left him partly an invalid ever since. It is needless to mention the esteem in which Mr. O'Hearn was held by the community in those days, suffice it to say, that the people of Sheboygan county had confidence enough in his integrity to make him the custodian of their funds for four years, and the office of Co. Treasurer was never better conducted than during his incumbency thereof, besides, he was treasurer of the Town of Lyndon for several years, in fact Decendent was faithful and efficient in any capacity in which he was engaged. All the old neighbors in Beechwood and vicinity desire to extend their condolence to the bereaved widow and children of Decedent, and also the other relatives and though the loss of our departed friend has left a pang of sorrow, we must remember that behind the clouds the sun is shining.


John O'Malley
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Death of John O'Malley

Word was received here this week of the death of John O'Malley, which occurred at the Soldier's Home in Waupaca just prior to Christmas. Mr. O'Malley was a resident of Mitchell for a long time and was, in fact, reared in that town. He enlisted in the 17th Wisconsin Calvary at the outbreak of the Civil War and was with Sherman in his famous march to the sea. At one time he was the owner of a large farm in Mitchell and was possessed of a great deal of this world's goods. His wife preceded him in death about fifteen years ago and he is survived by the following children: William of Montana; Jerry and Frank of Green Bay; Mrs. Martin Gallagher of Armstrong; Mrs. Nora Carey of St. Paul, Minn.; and Bridget, Robert, Clifford and Catherine who live somewhere in the west. Mr. O'Malley was a man of genial disposition and made many friends who will be pained to hear of his demise. The remains of the deceased who was about seventy-two years old, were interred at Waupaca. His many friends extend their heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved relatives.


Jerry O'Malley
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Jerry O'Malley, son of a pioneer resident of the town of Mitchell and who for many years lived in that community, passed away last Monday at Rochester, Minn., where he had gone for treatments in an endeavor to secure relief, after a long illness. The remains passed through the city Wednesday morning, being taken to Oconto, the home of the deceased, for interment.

Mr. O'Malley was born and reared in the town of Mitchell {Sheboygan county}, being the son of the late John O'Malley, a prosperous farmer of that town. For the past twenty years he has been employed on the C. M. & St. P. Railroad on the capacity of conductor, a position he held up until the time of his fatal illness. He was about 43 years of age and lived for a number of years in Green Bay where he was married about ten years ago. Oconto where he lived up until the time of his death.

The deceased is survived by his widow and five children also three brothers, Frank, who is also employed as conductor on the C.M. & St. P., and William and Clifford of Montana; four sisters, Mrs. Nora Cary of St. Paul, Minn., Mrs. Martin Gallagher of Armstrong, Fond du Lac county, Kathryn of Detroit, Mich., and Bridget of Montana. The deceased was a man of good character, affable disposition and was held in high esteem by those who had the pleasure of knowing him. His many friends in this community will extend to the bereaved widow and relatives heart felt condolence.


Julia O'Reilly
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Funeral services were held Saturday at Portland, Ore., for Mrs. Terrence O'Reilly, former town of Mitchell resident who passed away at her home in Portland Tuesday.

Mrs. O'Reilly, the former Julia Gill of the town of Mitchell, was preceded in death Oct. 17 of this year by her husband, also a former resident of the town of Mitchell.

Only immediate survivor is a daughter, Mrs. Marie Caswell, who had lived with her parents.

Word of Mrs. O'Reilly death was received last week by her sister-in-law Mrs. Martha Godfrey, twin sister of Mr. O'Reilly.


Mary O'Reilly - 1922
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Mrs. O'Reilly Dies

Mrs. Mary O'Reilly, one of the best known old residents of Parnell, town of Mitchell, died Monday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Morgan Flaherty in the town of Eden, at the age of 83.

Mrs. O'Reilly was a native of Friendship but had resided in Mitchell since her marriage. She was a sister of the late Attorney P.H. Martin of Fond du Lac.

Surviving her are three daughters, Mrs. Flaherty of Eden; Mrs. John Kennedy of Friendship; and Miss May O'Reilly of Eden; three sons, John O'Reilly of this place, Lawrence of Parnell, and Thomas of Athens, Wis.; four brothers, William Martin of Superior, Hugh of Madison; Eugene of Friendship, and John of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Mrs. John Hickey of Friendship and Mrs. Richard Phalen of Parnell.

The funeral was held this morning at 10:30 at the Cascade Catholic church with a requiem mass by the Rev. Father Regan. The remains were laid to rest in the Cascade Catholic cemetery.


William Oakley, Jr.
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William Oakley Jr., 65, of 105 A Mill Street, Plymouth, Wis., passed away late Saturday afternoon, July 30, 1994, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Milwaukee, Wis., where he had been a patient for one day.

He was born on June 10, 1929 in Chilton, Wis., a son of the late William Sr. and Anna Lorenz Oakley. He attended Chilton area grade schools. He had worked at the Aluminum Speciality company in Chilton.

On April 26, 1951, he married Caroline Damrow at St. Boniface Episcopal Church in Chilton, Wis. The couple resided in the Plymouth area after their marriage. He served in the U S Army and fought in the Korean Conflict from 1952-1955. He also worked at the Kohler Company in Kohler for many years.

On January 14, 1976, he married Grace Atwell in Illinois. The couple had resided in Michigan and Plymouth since their marraige. He had been employed at Gilson Brothers Inc. in Plymouth, which is now Lawn Boy Inc. for over 30 years, until retiring in 1991. He is a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Plymouth. He enjoyed raising pigeons and fishing very much.

Survivors include his wife, Grace Oakley, Plymouth; four sons, Anthony {Lori} Oakley, Sheboygan; Melvin {Carole} Oakley, Plymouth; William S. {Renee} Oakley, Sheboygan; Kevin Oakley, Sheboygan; one daughter, Sue Ann Winkel, Sheboygan; five step-sons: Richard Oakley, Trinidad; Peter {Jennifer} Oakley, Sheboygan; Brian {Sheri} Oakley, Plymouth; Roger {Tara} Oakley, Plymouth and Francis Oakley, Sheboygan; eight grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; three sisters: Verna {William} Schneider, Chilton, Anna Rae Vandenboom, Stockbridge and Margaret Winkel, Green Bay; nieces , relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by one son; Edwin, one step-son Wayne; one step-daughter, Ann Marie and two brothers, Harold and Raymond.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday morning, August 3, at 11:30 a.m. at St Paul's Episcopal Church in Plymourh preceded by family rites at the Wittkopp Funeral Home at 11 a.m. the Rev. Raymond Ryerson, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in Chilton.

Friends may call at the Wittkopp Funeral Home in Plymouth, from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday evening, and on Wednesday morning till the time of services.

A memorial fund has been established in the name of William Oakley.


Grace M. Oakley - The Sheboygan Press - October 31, 2002
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Grace M. Oakley, age 66, of 701 Clara Ave., Sheboygan, passed away peacefully early Wednesday morning, Oct. 30, 2002 at her home.

She was born on Dec. 5, 1935 in Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies, a daughter of the late Aubrey and Bessie Brown Atwell. She attended schools in Trinidad.

On Jan. 14, 1976, she married William Oakley in Lake County, Ill. The couple has resided in Plymouth since their marriage. Her husband preceded her in death on July 30, 1994.

She was employed at Gilson Brothers in Plymouth for over 20 years. She was a certified nursing assistant at Rocky Knoll Health Care Facility for many years and also worked at Bemis Manufacturing Company in Sheboygan Falls. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth. She enjoyed gardening and spending many precious hours with her family.

Survivors include six children, Rose Mary Atwell of Canada, Richard {Angela} Oakley of Sheboygan, Peter {Jennifer} Oakley of Sheboygan, Brian Oakley {fiancée, Melissa Niedfeldt} of Plymouth, Roger Oakley of Sheboygan and Francis Oakley of Sheboygan; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ada Atwell of Venezula. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by one son, Wayne Oakley; one daughter, Ann Oakley; two brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth. Fr. Wayne Bittner will officiate. Burial will be in the St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Plymouth. Friends may call at the Suchon Funeral Home on Friday from 5 p.m. until the time of services.

A memorial fund is being established in her name.

The Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth is serving the family.


Marlin Oakley - Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter - April 27, 2002
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Marlin "Al" Oakley, age 61, a Manitowoc resident, died Friday morning, April 26, 2002, at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc, following a courageous battle with lung cancer.

Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2002, at The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. Officiating at the service will be Sister Jean Herman with cremation to follow.

He was born May 21, 1940, in Holland, Wis., son of Alfred Oakley and the late Mabel Wetstein Oakley.

Survivors include a special friend: Sharon Thorne, Manitowoc; his children: Danny, Holly, Raven, Dawn, Jessie and Chris; several grandchildren and his father, Alfred Oakley, Manitowoc. Also surviving are other relatives and friends.

The family will greet relatives and friends at The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, from 4 p.m. Sunday until the time of service at 7:30 p.m.

God saw he was getting tired
And a cure was not to be.
So He put His arms around him
And whispered, "Come with Me."
With tearful eyes we watched him suffer
And saw him fade away.
Although we loved him dearly,
We could not make him stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.


Wayne P. Oakley - The Sheboygan Press - May 17, 1993
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Wayne P. Oakley, 36, of 1832 S. 8th Street, Sheboygan, passed away Sunday afternoon, May 16, 1993, at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Milwaukee, after being taken there by Flight For Life, after suffering brain aneurysm.

He was born March 20, 1957, a son of Grace Atwell Oakley and the late Ramadeen Tachoorsingh. He attended Plymouth Public grade schools and attended Sheboygan Falls High School.

He had been employed at Stokley Van Camp in Plymouth, the J.L. French Corp., and for the last 12 years had been employed at Bemis Mfg. in Sheboygan Falls.

Survivors include his mother and step-father, Grace and William Oakley, Menominee, Michigan; one sister, Rose Marie Gonzalis of Canada; five brothers: Richard Oakley, Trinidad; Peter {Jennifer} Oakley, and Roger and Francis Oakley, all of Sheboygan; Brian {Sheri} Oakley, Plymouth; one step-sister, Sue Ann Winkel, Sheboygan; two step-brothers, Melvin {Carol} Oakley, Plymouth and Tony {Lori} Oakley, Sheboygan. He was preceded in death by one sister, Anne.

A funeral mass will be held Thursday, May 20, at 11:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth, preceded by family rites at the Wittkopp Funeral Home in Plymouth at 11 a.m. , the Rev. Wayne Bittner will be the celebrant. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the Wittkopp Funeral Home from 4-8 p.m on Wednesday and on Thursday, until the hour of services.

A vigil service will be held at the funeral home from 8 p.m. Wednesday evening.

A memorial fund is being established in Wayne's name.


Alfred A. Otto - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - October 30, 1972 - P.10
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Alfred A. Otto, 67, of 1219 No. 11th St., Manitowoc, died early today at Holy Family Hospital there after a brief illness.

He was born Sept. 3, 1905, in the Town of Newton, a son of the late William and Mary Nagel Otto.

His marriage to the former Mary Nelson Copsikey took place at Grafton on May 16, 1949.

Mr. Otto owned and operated the Delavan Hotel in Delavan, and later ran the Otto Floor Covering Shop in Sheboygan Falls. Six years ago the couple moved to Horseshoe Lake in Manitowoc County and to Manitowoc in September of this year.

He was a charter member of the Sheboygan Falls Lions Club.

Survivors are his wife; a son William B., Rochester, Minn.; a daughter Mrs. Don {Janet} Mahlik, Two Rivers; two sisters, Mrs. Frieda Zapfe and Mrs. Weida Nass both of Manitowoc; three step-daughters, Mrs. Lucille Marotz and Mrs. Robert Wilhelm, both of Manitowoc, and Mrs. Lewellyn Mathy of Two Rivers; a step-son, Charles Copiskey, Sturgeon Bay; 14 grandchildren and 13 step-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home in Manitowoc, the Rev. Adelbert Schultz of Zion Lutheran Church, Louis Corners, officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Manitowoc.

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

A memorial fund has been established in Mr. Otto's name for the Zion Lutheran Church in Louis Corners.


John O'Connor - The Sheboygan Press - November 16, 1910
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Drops Dead In Car

Pioneer Of County Gone


John O'Connor of Sheboygan Falls Stricken with Heart Disease -- Born in County

John O'Connor, a pioneer of this county and about fifty years of age, was stricken with heart disease while returning to Sheboygan Falls Tuesday afternoon and was dead when taken off the car.

Mr. O'Connor in company with three other gentlemen, came to this city and seemed in fairly good health. They were all returning home and had reached a point just below the hill at the Falls when O'Connor seemed to have dozed off. His traveling companions endeavored to wake him and then discovered he was unconscious. The body was removed from the car on its arrival at the Falls and Dr. Nichols was summoned. An examination indicated that the death was due to heart disease. The body was taken to the home of his uncle Timothy O'Connor who is also a resident of the Falls.

Mr. O'Connor was a son of Michael O'Connor, a pioneer of the town of Lima. Some seven years ago Mr. O'Connor disposed of his farm in Lima and moved to the Falls. About two years ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis but it was believed he had entirely recovered from the effects of the stroke. Coroner Feagan was summoned and took the testimony of several witnesses. No inquest will be held.


Joseph Osthelder - The Sheboygan Press - 1932
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Joseph Osthelder, one of the oldest democrats in the state of Wisconsin and a Civil war veteran who has a host of friends and acquaintances in Sheboygan county, passed away at 5 o'clock this morning {1932} at the Veteran's Home in Waupaca at the advanced age of ninety-two years. Mr Osthelder had been ill for the past two months and his last visit in this city was on September 15, the date of his birthday anniversary. Despite his age, Mr. Osthelder always was in good health and greatly enjoyed visiting his relatives and friends in this vicinity.

Born in Nimburg, Bavaria, Germany, September 15, 1840, Mr. Osthelder lived in that country until 1851 when the family emigrated to America and settled in Sheboygan where his father established himself in the cooperage business. In 1853 he became interested in the brewing business at Sheboygan Falls and remained therein during the balance of his life. His demise occurred in 1863. Mr. Osthelder's mother died when he was but three years old.

Following his schooling in the educational institutions of Sheboygan Falls, Mr. Osthelder became identified with the brewing business of his father until his enlistment in the service of his country in 1861. He was one of the first score of patriots who rushed to the support of the Union when President Lincoln called for 75,000 men after the confederates' assault upon Fort Sumpter, enlisting in Company C, Fourth Wisconsin Calvary, on April 21. His company was located for the most part in the Gulf department, army headquarters, at New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

He always liked to reminisce about his was activities and was proud of the part his company played in the great conflict. In recalling some of the events of the war, Mr. Osthelder has often told the story about the news of the firing upon Fort Sumpter by rebel forces being brought to this county nearly two weeks after the act of war had been committed. In those days sailing vessels usually brought the most reliable account of happenings outside, and it was by this method that the news of the attack on Fort Sumpter was made known to the people of Sheboygan county. After his three years of vigorous service, the veteran was mustered out on July 24, 1864, at Morganza, Louisiana. Mr. Osthelder returned to Sheboygan Falls following the war and again became interesting in the brewing business.

He was married to Miss Gertrude Meyerpeter on April 5, 1866. Five children were born to them and the couple lived happily at Sheboygan Falls until February 18, 1904, when Mrs. Osthelder passed away. In later years Mr. Osthelder remarried. His second wife died years ago and his third wife died at the Veterans' Home at Waupaca May 10, 1930, at the age of eighty-eight years.

During President Cleveland's administration, Mr. Osthelder received the appointment as postmaster of Sheboygan Falls. He also served in the capacity of deputy sheriff of Sheboygan county and since 1899, when the Mutual Fire Insurance company of Sheboygan Falls was organized, he was it's president.

Identified with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Mr. Osthelder is believed to be the oldest member of that order in the state, He is a member of the Jarius Richardson Post No. 12 of the G.A.R. of Sheboygan Falls and was always a prominent figure at the G.A.R. encampments where his friendly manner and wealth of interesting stories won him popularity.

Tall and with a ruddy complexion anda white beard, he was a distinguished personage whose presence was heartily welcomed. This nonagenerian was keenly interested in politics, being an adherent to democratic party principles. On Jan. 16 of this year, when one of the largest democratic gatherings which ever took place in Sheboygan county for twenty years was held at Plymouth, Joseph Osthelder was one of the enthusiastic democrats in attendance. Following the unanimous vote in favor of the New York govenor, Franklin D. Roosevelt, at the rally, Mr. Osthelder shouted, "That's the way it'll be in November," and there followed a large demonstration from the crowd.

Survivors include his three sons, Louis G. of Sheboygan, Oscar P. of Marinette and Edward E. of Portage. A daughter, Mrs. Louis Jenkins, passed away in Nevada in 1910, and a son, Joseph G., passed away February 22, 1932. His only brother, Charles, died in March of this year. He is also survived by three granddaughters, Miss Janice Louise Osthelder of Sheboygan, Mrs. Edwin Fenner of Manitowoc and Miss Elizabeth Jenkins, who is a teacher in Detroit, Mich.

The remains have been taken to the Rauschert Funeral Home in Sheboygan Falls from where military funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. The Independant Order of Odd Fellows will officiate at the grave.


Allie Oeder - The Lethbridge Herald - Alberta Canada - April 27, 1945
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Early Resident Of Milk River Dies


Milk River - Mrs. Allie Oeder, 80, formerly of Milk River, died in St. Nicholas hospital, Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, on Tuesday, April 24. She had been in Sheboygan Falls for the past year.

Mrs. Oeder was born in Wisconsin and married Charles Oeder on Dec. 8, 1886. Soon after their marriage the couple decided to travel west from Sheboygan Falls and resided on a farm 10 miles from Sheldon, North Dakota.

Upon completion of 10 years on their farm Mr. and Mrs. Oeder moved to Minneapolis where the former was a street car operator. From there they went to Sheldon, North Dakota, to work in a hardware store and later to Enderlin where the couple purchased a horse and dray line. They moved to Spokane, Wash., after they sold the dray business.

In 1916 they made plane for :breaking-up" a claim, a half-section of land, in the Dominion of Canada. They made their thrilling trip to this new land by engine and wagon from Shelby, Montana, to Sunburst, passing through Sweetgrass.

For a while they lived on the prairie in a tent, but the cold winds proved too much and when a neighbor went to a nearby town he purchased enough lumber that the Oeders might build a home. They succeeded in their mission of breaking up the land and established their own homestead there, farming for 35 years and celebrating their golden wedding anniversary there. They later moved to Sheboygan Falls where they celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary with a large reception at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Schueffer. Mrs. Schueffer and Mrs. Oeder were sisters.

Mrs. Oeder's husband, Charles Oeder, predeceased her three years ago March 21, shortly after they had returned to Milk River.

Surviving are two sisters and one brother all in the United States.

The body is being sent to Milk River for burial. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.


Samuel J. Ogle - The Sheboygan Press - January 5, 1926
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Pioneer Of The County Summoned

Samuel J. Ogle, Real Pioneer, Called To Rest

Farmer At Waldo


Aged Resident of Sheboygan County Came to This Locality with and Ox Team and Knew Chicago and Milwaukee When They Were "One-Street" Towns - Was Among the Covered Wagon People.

A true pioneer of Sheboygan County, Samuel J. Ogle, Waldo farmer, passed away suddenly at St. Nicholas hospital at 2:30 p.m. Monday without impending warning of the serious complications that resulted in his death. He was 89 years old and would have been 90, had he lived until May. He had been at the hospital receiving treatment for a short time, but his condition was not considered serious.

Mr. Ogle came to Sheboygan county by ox team with his parents when he was a boy. He often referred to the fact that when he saw Chicago and Milwaukee for the first time, on the occasion of his coming to Wisconsin, they were "one-street" towns", and no one appeared startled or even interested in seeing an ox team driven through the streets of these cities.

Born in Fredericksburg, Maryland, on May 18, 1836, of an "old-line" family, Mr. Ogle left when a boy for Tiffin, Ohio, remaining there for a time before his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Ogle were seized with the western urge that was shaking many of the sturdy residents of the eastern states in those days.

Rich Family Lineage

The Ogles descended from English stock, one of whom served as governor of Maryland under the royal government and another as governor under the proprietary government. Samuel Ogle's father was born in Fredericksburg in 1810.

Westward was the trend of families with blood of romance, persistency and determination running through their veins, and early in 1855, the family packed up its belongings in an ox-cart and set out for the great unsettled tracts of the then west.

Pushing along slowly, the family gave only passing attention to the small cities of Chicago and Milwaukee stopping in them only long enough to replenish their food supplies and to inquire the way to proceed northward.

Paved highways did not greet them as they do the traveler of today. The roads were not even graveled, and nothing but a crude, pioneer-blazed trail could be found. Even this was broken in parts with Indian trails connecting them up.

Settled In Cascade

Continuing northward, the family finally reached Cascade, where the elder Ogle was engaged in blacksmithing for a time, following the family trade. His son inherited the blacksmithing trade and worked in his father's shop for a time. The work came as second nature to him, and he placed little importance upon it.

Buys Farm

Mr. Ogle looked westward and there he pictured great opportunities in the gold camps. Following this urge, he left Sheboygan county in 1864, going to Virginia City, Montana, {then Idaho} where his knowledge of blacksmithing came handy to him and he worked at it four years after which he returned to Cascade.

In 1873 Mr. Ogle believing there were great opportunities along the line of farming, obtained a piece of land between Cascade and Waldo in the town of Lyndon. While he was breaking land and stretching out the cultivated fields, he was helping to pay the way through a good trade in a blacksmith shop, which he opened in Waldo in 1874, operating it five years. After that he devoted his entire time to his farm.

When Mr. Ogle obtained possession of the 120 acres farm, it was equipped with a log house and barn. He developed the property to a point where the old buildings were replaced by a new and modern home, barns and outbuildings, among the best in the county.

Early Holstein Breeder

Mr. Ogle was one of the first Sheboygan farmers to introduce blooded stock. He spent most of his time at first growing grain, but later branched out into dairying, developing one of the finest herds of purebred and grade Holsteins in the county.

In 1910, Mr. Ogle found form work somewhat strenuous for him to actively continue, and he retired from full responsibilities of operating it, turning over the management to his son, James, who is still in charge.

In these late years, watching the changing of times, the inventions, the progress in road building, and other marks of the country's development, Mr. Ogle often became reminiscent and made interesting comparisons with the days of his youth. He made the trip across the plains to Montana in the covered wagons, and he experienced many of the thrills that today are spoken of only in the history of America's march of progress. He recently had the privilege of viewing the great western pioneering motion picture, "The Covered Wagon," and he stated afterward that it seemed to him that he was back in the days of the undeveloped west when the American trail blazing immigrants were forcing their way through wild country to help in the establishment of today's great west.

Married In 1859

On December 27, 1859, Mr. Ogle was married to Miss Esther Kennedy, who was born in Augusta, Maine, in 1840, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Kennedy. Eight children were born to them. One died when he was a young man, and he was followed in death by his mother four years ago.

The seven surviving children are George B. Ogle of Waldo, Frank A. Ogle of Sheboygan Falls, Rev. Fr. W. S. Ogle of Finley, Ohio. Miss Esther Ogle at home, Mrs. Joseph Donovan of Adell, Mrs. William Schumaker of Milwaukee, and James Ogle at home. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mary Kennedy of Sheboygan, Miss Flora Ogle and two brothers, George and Charles, who reside in the west. Besides these, there are some half brothers and sisters.

The remains were removed to the home near Waldo this afternoon. The funeral will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. with solemn requiem mass at the Catholic church at Cascade. The Rev. Father Schiffler, pastor of the church; the Rev. Father July, Plymouth, and Rev. Father Ogle, son of the deceased, will officiate.


Herman Osthoff - No Newspaper Listed - 1920
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Seemingly overcome with a fit of despondency induced by failing health Herman Osthoff former cashier of the Bank of Elkhart Lake, committed suicide in the basement of the bank Thursday morning. A statement, addressed to his wife, and apparently written just before he fired a bullet from a Colt 38 into his brain gave us a reason for the action, a nervous breakdown and an inability to further provide for his wife.

Mr. Osthoff, a native of Milwaukee and the son of the founder of Osthoff's Hostel, had been cashier of the Elkhart Lake Bank for the past ten years. He also served as village clerk for six years and took a prominent part in all things pertaining to the development of the village. News of the death came as a shock to many of his friends everywhere, who, though knowing that he has been ill, did not know that he was given to despondency. Besides his wife, Mr. Osthoff is survived by his mother, a sister, Mrs. Otto Just of Elkhart Lake and a brother, Oscar Osthoff of Milwaukee. Funeral services were held Friday by the Plymouth Masonic order and the body transported to Milwaukee for burial, interment being made in the family lot in the Forest Home cemetery.


John Ongna - The Sheboygan Press - April 19, 1949
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John Ongna died 4/18/1949, Age 71, burial Hingham Cemetery. {It does not mention his wife or children as survivors}.


Roy Ottensmann - Sheboygan County News - Wednesday - February 17, 1909 - P.1
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Ottensmann - Roy, the 3-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Ottensmann, 1019 Ontario avenue, died Wednesday morning, Feb. 10, of diphtheria.


James O'Connell - The Sheboygan Press – Tuesday - June 1, 1943 – P. 6
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James O’Connell Funeral Services to be Wednesday

Plymouth – Funeral services for James J. O’Connell, former resident of Sheboygan county who passed away suddenly at the Union Hotel in Green Bay on Thursday, May 27, will be held at the Gentine Funeral home in Plymouth on Wednesday morning.

Mr. O’Connell made his home in Appleton, where he has been employed for the past 30 years as a timber buyer for the Knocke Lumber company.

He was born in the town of Mitchell on Jan. 7, 1864, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John O’Connell.

Deceased is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Agnes Lindsay of town Mitchell, Mrs. Jane Mangan of Hames, North Dakota, and Mrs. Edward Burke of Milwaukee. Two brothers also survive. They are: John of Plymouth, and Daniel of Montana.

His parents, three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday at the Gentine Funeral home and at 10 o’clock at St. Michael’s Catholic church in town Mitchell. The Rev. Clarence Scouten will officiate and burial will be made in the church cemetery.

The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - June 10, 1943 - P. 8

James O'Connell Buried Wednesday After Last Rites


Plymouth - Funeral services for James O'Connell, who passed away in Green Bay, were conducted Wednesday morning at 9:15 o'clock from the Gentine Funeral home in this city and at 10 o'clock from the St. Michael's Catholic church in the town of Mitchell with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Clarence Schouten officiated.

The pallbearers were Michael Crosby, Lewis Crosby, Atty. H. J. Rooney, Dan Pieper, Anthony Mugan and Michael Slattery.

Those from away, who attended the last rites, were Mrs. John Harkins and Mrs. Ed Burke of Milwaukee and many from this city, town of Mitchell and vicinity.


Cornelius Otte - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - June 23, 1943 - p. 4
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Cornelius Otte Called to Rest This Morning

Cornelius Otte, 47, passed away at his home near Oostburg this morning at 7 o’clock.

He was born in Neiwdorf, Netherlands, on April 13, 1896, where he attended the public schools. In 1920 he came to America, direct to Sheboygan, where he resided for nine years. On Oct. 24, 1923, he was married to Edna Van Stelle and in 1930 he took up farming and has followed in that line since.

He was a faithful member of the First Reformed church of Oostburg.

Surviving him are his wife and seven children, all at home, Matthew, Raymond, Cornelius, Jr., Edna Mae, Clifford, Richard Jay and Gloria Fay; his step-father, Jacob Van De Kreeke, of Sheboygan, and two step-brothers and two step-sisters, all of Sheboygan, Lenard and John Van De Kreeke and Mrs. John Traas and Mrs. Joseph Ribbens. Two children preceded him in death.

The body was brought to the Ballhorn Funeral chapels where services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. A. T. Laman of Oostburg officiating. Interment will be made in Wildwood cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral chapels beginning Thursday.

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

Cornelius Otte Funeral Services Held on Friday


Funeral services for Cornelius Otte, 47, who died Wednesday at his home, Route 1, Oostburg, were held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Ballhorn funeral chapels, the Rev. A. T. Laman of Oostburg officiating. Burial was made in Wildwood cemetery.

Pallbearers were James Van Steele, John Leys, Joseph Ribbens, John Van De Kreeke, Joseph Bille and Edwin Akright.

During the services Mrs. Arnold Huibregtse and Mrs. Harry Nyenhuis sang “Jesus Took My Burden” and “Good Night and Good Morning”. Mrs. Ben TeRonde played the accompaniment.


Mrs. Michael Orth, Jr. - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - June 24, 1943 - p. 6
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Mrs. Michael Orth Jr. Buried Today After Last Rites

Random Lake – Mrs. Michael Orth, Jr., of this village and Milwaukee passed away on Monday evening in the latter city after an illness of several years.

Survivors are her husband and three children, Mrs. Edwin Shields-Hewitt of Lake Forest, Ill., Wilmer and Mrs. Clarence J. Weber, seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Henry Kelling and Mrs. Orson Brand of Highland Park, Ill.

Funeral services were conducted at the Wisconsin Memorial Park chapel on Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock and burial was also there.

The Sheboygan Press – Friday - June 25, 1943 – P. 4

Mrs. Michael Orth Buried Thursday After Last Rites


Random Lake – Last sad rites for Mrs. Michael Orth Jr., 75, who died Monday at St. Mary’s hospital after a three week’s illness were held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Wisconsin Memorial Chapel, Milwaukee. Intombment will be in Wisconsin Memorial Park.

Her husband, Michael Orth, is president of the Orth Ice company at Random Lake, and the family maintained a summer home here. They spent their winters in Florida for the past 20 years. In 1936 they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.

Mrs. Orth was born in Milwaukee, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Ritter. Besides her husband she is survived by a son and two daughters, Wilmer T. Orth of West Allis, Mrs. Edwin Shields Hewitt of Lake Forest, Ill., and Mrs. Clarence J. Weber of Wauwatosa; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Kelling of Milwaukee and Mrs. Orson Brand of Highland Park, Ill.


Hugh J. O'Reilly - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - December 10, 1951 - p. 16
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Hugh J. O’Reilly, 49, life-long resident of Cascade, passed away suddenly at his home at 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

He was born Jan. 12, 1902, in Cascade, the son of Mr. and Mrs. P. O’Reilly. On Oct. 12, 1929, he was married to Miss Carolyn Miller. Mr. O’Reilly, who operated a blacksmith shop in the village from 1923 to 1935, also opened the first service station in Cascade in 1927.

In 1935 he became the agent for the Allis-Chalmers firm and also took over the Hudson automobile agency in Cascade, and the Holy Name Society of the church.

Survivors include his wife; two brothers, Ambrose of Waldo, and Eugene of Cascade.

Funeral services will be held at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, at the Gentine Funeral home, Plymouth, and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Cascade. The Rev. L. Schmidt 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 Gentine Funeral home from 2 p.m. Tuesday until the hour of services.

Members of the Holy Name Society will hold a vigil at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The Sheboygan Press – Friday, December 14, 1951 – P. 6

Funeral services for Hugh J. O’Reilly, Cascade, who passed away at his home Sunday, were held at 9:15 a.m., Wednesday, at the Gentine Funeral home, Plymouth, and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic church, Cascade.

The Rev. Louis F. Schmidt was celebrant of the requiem high mass. Burial was made in the church cemetery.

Max Prabst sang “On This Day, Oh, Beautiful Mother” and “Ave Maria”. He was accompanied on the organ by Mrs. Francis Dohert.

Pallbearers were Wallace Bradtke, Donald Gallagher, Leonard Wilford, Lyle Ambelang, Vilas Bartelt and Marvin Hughes.


Richard William Oonk - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - December 22, 1951 - p. 8
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Richard William Oonk, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Oonk, Route 3, Sheboygan Falls, passed away Friday at Memorial hospital. The child was born Tuesday.

Besides the parents, survivors are two sisters, Beverly and Diane; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Anson Wingert; and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Oonk.

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

Funeral services for Richard William Oonk, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Oonk, who passed away Friday at Memorial Hospital were held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Rev. J. Nelwusma officiating and burial was made in the Hingham cemetery.


Jack Ochs - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - December 20, 1951 - p. 1 & 14
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Jack Ochs is Called to Rest Suddenly Here

Well-Known Resident of Sheboygan, Venerable Patron of Organizations Dies Early Today


Jack Ochs, venerable patron of a score of veterans, fraternal and civic organizations and one of Sheboygan’s most respected citizens, died suddenly early today.

The man who was affectionately known as “Uncle Jack” to thousands in the community was stricken with a heart attack at 3:30 o’clock at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital.

Taken to the hospital late Wednesday morning after complaining of a stomach ailment, he was in a typically jovial mood an hour before his death. He was 79 years old.

In apparent good health until last week-end, Mr. Ochs had returned earlier in the month from a four-weeks visit with his sister, Mrs. Anton Hoenigsburg, in Los Angeles, Calif.

Imposing Record

Jack Ochs, in his almost 40 years residence in Sheboygan, left an imposing record of community service – particularly with the American Legion, the Boy Scouts, and the Red Cross.

But there was hardly any organization or cause in the interest of humanity which failed to feel the impact of his vigor, devotion and genuine concern.

He was a retired businessman, a county veterans’ service officer for eight years, a past treasurer of the Sheboygan county chapter of the Red Cross, and a leader in the Boy Scout movement.

In recognition of his many years of unostentatious service in those activities, he was honored in 1942 at a community-wide testimonial banquet.

Won Silver Beaver

A year earlier, as a tribute to his untiring efforts in behalf of the Kettle Moraine Boy Scout Council, he was the seventh man in the entire nation selected to {Continued on page 14, column 3} receive the Silver Beaver Award, highest civilian honor in scouting.

And early last year, Jack was commended for his service to veterans at a surprise birthday party sponsored by the United Military Association of Sheboygan.

Jacob L. Ochs, was born Feb. 29, 1872, in Butler, Ind., a son of Isaac and Caroline Ochs. He attended and was graduated from Arkansas City, Kan., High School.

After engaging in various business pursuits, he came to Sheboygan in May, 1913, as a glass cutter.

In partnership with his brother-in-law, the late Anton Hoenigsberg, he was engaged in the operation and management of the Wisconsin Mirror Plate Co., serving as vice-president until 1931 when he sold his interests.

His military record was a long and honorable one.

He was a member of the Michigan National Guard from 1892-1896 and of the Indiana National Guard from 1896 to 1898. During the Spanish-American War, he was a first lieutenant with the Indiana Volunteers Infantry.

Received Medals

After the outbreak of World War I, he prevailed upon the army to take him into service despite his age – he was then 46 – and served as a hospital sergeant in the greater New York area from June, 1918, to May 1919. He received medals for his services in both wars.

After World War I, Ochs received his first appointment to the soldiers’ and sailors’ relief commission. He served continuously in that capacity from 1920 until 1934, the year he became service officer.

Active in the Red Cross, he was a volunteer since the organization of the Sheboygan County chapter in 1919 and served as treasurer from 1936 until his retirement five years ago. He was co-chairman of several fundraising campaigns.

On the occasion of his retirement in 1946 he received an honorary certificate from the local chapter in recognition of “meritorious personal service.”

Mr. Ochs’ American Legion record was particularly impressive.

A charter member of Prescott-Bayens post No. 83, he served as chaplain, vice-commander and service officer, and was graves designation chairman since the post was organized in 1919.

He served on the finance, rehabilitation, child welfare and graves designation committees of the national organization, and was chairman of the state department’s committee on graves ceremonial and registration.

In the 1920s, he served one term as president of the Wisconsin Department’s Service Officers’ Association.

He was instrumentation in organizing the Legion Scout troop and the American Legion Boy Scout Drum and Bugle corps, and helped promote establishment of the Legion burial plot in Wildwood Cemetery.

As one of the founders of Camp Rokilio, the Kettle-Moraine Boy Scout camp at Cedar Lake, Jack donated rowboats and canoes to the camp and, in one year alone, paid the camping expenses for 10 deserving boys.

It has been suggested that instead of floral tributes, friends of Mr. Ochs will set up a Camp Rokilio Memorial Fund in his name for some major improvement at the camp site.

Mr. Ochs was also a charter member of the Sheboygan Kiwanis Club and the Sheboygan Association of Commerce, and held life memberships in the local Masonic lodge and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

Other organizations with which he was affiliated included:

Michigan Lodge No. 50, F. & A. M., Jackson, Mich.; Legioner Lodge No. 451, BPOE; Sheboygan Lodge No. 81, Knights of Pythias; Doege-Trier Camp No. 12, United Spanish War Veterans; Luzon Lair No. 5, Military Order of the Serpent, and Voiture Locale No. 1080, 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux.

He is survived by his sister, Mrs. Anton Hoenigsberg, Los Angeles, and several nephews, including Joseph Hoenigsberg, Los Angeles, and Mike Ochs, Memphis, Tenn.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels with the Rev. Wilford H. Evans, pastor of the First Congregational Church, and the Rev. T. Parry Jones, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Legion lot at Wildwood.

The body will lie in state at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday.

The Sheboygan Press – Monday, December 24, 1951 – P. 16

Impressive Rites are Held Saturday for Late Jack Ochs


Impressive funeral services were conducted for the late Jack Ochs at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels at 10 a.m. Saturday by the Rev. Wilford H. Evans and the Rev. T. Parry Jones.

The Rev. Mr. Jones of the First Methodist Church conducted the liturgical part of the ceremonies. The Rev. Mr. Evans of the First Congregational Church delivered the sermon and spoke as follows:

“Through the courtesy of my colleague, Mr. Jones, I have the honor on his behalf and my own to speak something of the affection of the Sheboygan community for one of its unique citizens, Jack L. Ochs. Jack, we called him, with a familiarity that was bred not only of our own esteem but of the unusual place that the held in our hearts.

“Many years ago, one of our young women told me, she remembers him coming up the hill from his office to 15th street to catch the bus. The children of the neighborhood gathered always at that hour to meet him. He would look them over carefully to discover that there was a new child in their midst and then ask him gravely, “Have you got nails on your toes?” And then amid the giggles he would sit down on the curb and there would be time enough before the bus came to tell a story or to distribute candies. That man was the ‘Uncle Jack’ of many Sheboygan children.

Never Too Busy

“For many years he maintained an office in the American Legion Home, and there men and women came to him to tell their troubles or to straighten out their problem. He knew the community and its resources; the veterans’ organizations and their channels of helpfulness. And he could sit down and listen. He never was too busy. A friend has said of him that he always had time for people. Another said that he knew no man in the community who had quietly given more 5 or 10 dollar bills to people in need than Jack Ochs. In loving mankind he never lost his love for individuals.

“Like all of you. I cared for him. And in preparation for this service I sought to catch again his spirit. In conversation with a friend about him, -- after we had talked of his virtues. I asked abruptly, ‘What were his faults, when did he irritate you, what was it that did it?’ My comrade sat silent a moment and then said, ‘That is a good question. Funny, I honestly can’t think of any thing.’ Which is perhaps the finest compliment that I have heard paid to a man. It was very natural that in his 70th year his fellow citizens should gather spontaneously to give to him the tribute of their love and appreciation.

“This is the man whose memory we honor today before God. We would indulge in no eulogy which he would have found distasteful. We merely seek to express our love and to kindle the flickering fires of his own generous impulses from his steadily burning flame.

Genial Dignity

“He was almost a perfect example of humility: a man not thinking little of himself, simply not thinking of himself at all. He had a quiet genial dignity all of his own. He met rebuff and ill treatment with an unruffled courtesy that was exceedingly disarming. He had no unkind word to say of others. Yet he had fire, a quick scorn for pretense and humbug that yet managed somehow to separate a man from his arrogance and grant him forgiveness. Jack Ochs was a great human being.

“A reasonable amount of success was his in the business world, with his brother-in-law, he founded and managed the Wisconsin Mirror Plate Company. His civic record almost matches the social advancement of the community. A charter member of Kiwanis, of Prescott-Bayens Post of the American Legion, of the Association of Commerce, a founder of Camp Rokilio, of the American Legion Scout Troop, the Drum and Bugle Corps, treasurer for many years of the Red Cross, the first county service officer for the American Legion, State Legion chairman of the Dept. on Graves, Ceremonial and Registration, these are typical. His fraternal affiliations were very wide: Mason, Elk, Pythian, Spanish American War Veteran, Legionnaire, and a number of Veteran organizations.

Real Patriot

“The flame of a genuine patriotism burned within him. A lieutenant in the Spanish American War, he wangled an appointment as hospital sergeant in the 1st World War although he was well over age. This gave him a major interest in the Veterans organizations in which he gave service of distinction that won wide recognition. Mr. Ochs was a member of the Jewish faith, though not formally affiliated with a church. Among the reasons for speaking of it is the emphasis of the great philosopher Whitehead who said so eloquently that ‘the word can not afford to lose the rare spiritual, ethical and poetic genius of the Jew.’ He was a member of B’nai B’rith. He had no formal religious affiliation, but if ever the religious spirit shown through the life of a man it did through him. Such investment of himself in others brought richness and mellowness to his advancing years. It seemed unbelievable that he was almost 80 years old.

“Men like Jack Ochs show America at its best: its concern for men as men, its sympathy for the unfortunate, its giving without counting the cost. Years of tradition and growth and achievement produce such citizens. I quote as apropos part of the lines he loved:

“ ‘ To you from falling hands
We throw the torch.
Be yours to hold it high.’
“ ‘ If ye break faith with us
who die, we shall not sleep.’
“The world is a better place because of our friend.”

Pallbearers Listed

Active pallbearers, all members of Prescott-Bayens Post No. 83 of the American Legion of which Mr. Ochs was a charter member, were: Walter Bub, George Gessert, Fred Roenitz, Barney Schuelke, Attorney Herman C. Runge and Cliff B. Engeswick.

Honorary pallbearers were representatives of organizations with which Mr. Ochs had been affiliated and in which he had been active. Their names and the names of the organizations they presented are as follows:

Henry Earl Smith and Alfred Seidenspinner, Sheboygan Kiwanis Club; Fred Schnell and George F. Imig, Boy Scouts of America; Walter J. Pfister, B.P.O.E.; Atty. Ben Salinsky and Nathan Salinsky, B’nai B’rith; Atty. Clarence Whiffen and Martin Matthies Masonic Order; Earl Witzel and John Kachelmeier, 40 et 8; Joseph Leberman and Eugene Jesinger, Knights of Pythias; Walter Bauer and Ernst Schroeder, Spanish War Veterans.

At the grave in the American Legion plot at Wildwood Cemetery, the Rev. Mr. Jones gave the committal prayer after which the American Legion conducted the military rites. Those participating were:

Henry Van Duser and Clarence Abendroth, color guard; Val Drew and Richard J. Froehlich, color bearers; Fred Duxbury, Andrew Hertel, Alan King and Leonard Stoll, firing squad, with Milton Pilling in command; Werner Wolf, bugler.

Matt Shook Jr., commander of Prescott-Bayens Post No. 83, opened the American Legion ceremonies, and Hugo A. Meyer made the presentation of the poppy. At the conclusion of the military rites Mr. Shook presented the American flag that had covered the casket to Joseph Hoenigsberg, a nephew of Mr. Ochs.


A.{rend} J. Obbink - The Sheboygan Press – Tuesday - June 1, 1943 - P. 6
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Hold Services for A. J. Obbink Who Died on Thursday

Cedar Grove – Funeral services for A. J. Obbink, who passed away on Thursday at his home, were held on Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the Obbink home and at 1:30 o’clock at the Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian church. The Rev. Lewis J. Grotenhuis of Philipsburg, N. J. formerly of Cedar Grove, officiated.

During the church services the Misses Marguerite Huibregtse and Annette Voskuil sang two numbers, “Jesus, Lover of My Soul” and “Sometime We’ll Understand”. Miss Antoinette Dirkse played the accompaniment.

Pallbearers were the following nephews: Benjamin Obbink, Treter Jentink, Willard, Donald, Milford, and Jesse Harmelink. Interment was made in the Reformed church cemetery.

Mr. Obbink was born November 15, 1856, at Aalten, the Netherlands. He is the son of Bernard and Cena Hemink Obbink. When he was 18 years old he came to America with his parents, settling on the present Lawrence Koland farm southwest of the village.

His marriage to Miss Johanna Harmelink took place on March 7, 1892, with the late Dr. J. W. F. Roth officiating. The couple settled on the farm now operated by a son, Harry, where they remained for 35 years. Then they moved to the farm operated by another son, Clarence.

In March of last year the couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.

Those from away at the services were: Mr. and Mrs. Ben Obbink, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Dulmes of Oostburg; Mr. and Mrs. William Harmelink and Miss Lola, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Harmelink, Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Harmelink, Town Lima; Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Harmelink, Mrs. Kenneth Theune, Sheboygan Falls; Mr. and Mrs. William Onnink, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Onnink, Gibbsville; Mr. and Mrs. John Hoopman of Hingham and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Obbink and sons of Oostburg.


Norman H. Oestreich - The Sheboygan Press – Thursday - September 28, 1950 - p. 14
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Norman H. Oestreich, 66, passed away at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday at his home, 328 Forest avenue, Plymouth. He had been ill for the past year.

The deceased was born April 8, 1884, at Plymouth, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gottlieb Oestreich. He was married on November 6, 1919 to Miss Ella Fischer.

The couple lived in northern Wisconsin for some time, then spent the rest of their lives in the town of Greenbush and the city of Plymouth. He was a veteran of World War I.

His wife is the only direct survivor. Besides his parents, one sister preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Wittkopp Funeral home, Plymouth, and at 2 p.m. at the First Congregational church. The Rev. Samuel Bullough will officiate and burial will be made in the Union cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the funeral home from 2 p.m. Friday until the hour of services.


Mary {Marie} J. Oehldrich - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - April 21, 1959
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Mrs. Mary (Marie) Oehldrich, 71, a Town of Centerville resident, died suddenly at her home this morning.

She was born in the Town of Newton on Dec. 1, 1887, the daughter of Gerhard and Louisa Neuhaus. On Nov. 17, 1904, she was married to Ervin Oehldrich, and the couple operated a farm in the Town of Cleveland. Following her husbands death in 1947, she remained on the farm, which has since been operated by a son, Robert.

She was a member of St. John and St. Peter Lutheran Church in Cleveland, and of the Ladies Aid Society of that congregation.

Funeral services will be held at St. John-St. Peter Lutheran Church at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. The Rev. Elden M. Bode will be in charge of services and burial will be in Saxon Cemetery, in the Town of Centerville.

Friends may call at the Stoltenberg Funeral Chapel in Cleveland from 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon until 11 o'clock Monday morning, and then at the church from noon until time of services.

Survivors include five daughters, Mr. Marvin (Lillian) Dedering, Mr. Walter (Helen) Grass, both of Sheboygan, Mrs. Harvey (Norma) Henschel of Town Meeme, Mrs. Henry (Gertrude) Wagner of Kiel, and Mrs. Ralph (Jeanette) Koepke of Adell; six sons Ervin of Sheboygan, Edwin of Howards Grove, and Elmer, Walter, Harvey and Robert, all of Centerville; six brothers, William, Otto and Herbert, all of Colby, and Richard, Edward and Paul, all of Chicago; four sisters, Mrs. Alvina Miller, Mrs. Hulda Strade and Mrs. Ella Baumgartner, all of Colby, and Mrs. Mathilda Miller of Rhine Center, and 21 grandchildren.


Doris Opgenorth - Sheboygan Press - Saturday - December 31, 2005
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Doris (Dori) Opgenorth, 66, of 6533 State Rd. 28, passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005, at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center.

Doris was born Dec. 23, 1939 in Sheboygan to the late Elmer and Marie (Meser) Bahr. On Dec. 1, 1962 she married Roger Opgenorth.

Doris was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheboygan Falls.

She was employed by Key Insurance for 20 years.

In addition to her husband Roger, Doris is survived by her sons ..., and three grandchildren, .... She is also survived by her sister ... of Sheboygan and her brother ... of Sheboygan. She is further survived by her brother-in-law ... of Deland, FL, nieces, nephews, and her loving dog Sam.

She was preceded in death by her sister Jean Buhk.

In accordance with Doris's wishes, a private family memorial service was held for Doris Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005 at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Zimmer's Westview Funeral & Cremation Care Center is assisting the family with arrangements.

Good bye sweetie pie from your loving husband and Sam.

A memorial fund has been established in her name for Lutheran High School in Sheboygan.


Gordon E. Ourada - Sheboygan Press - Thursday - February 22, 1990 - p. 5
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Gordon E. Ourada, 49, of 3709 Paradise Lane, died unexpectedly Thursday, February 22, 1990 at his residence of an apparent heart attack.

Mr. Ourada was born July 25, 1940 in Sheboygan to Mrs. V. Lucille (Buffington) and the late Francis Ourada. He attended public schools, graduate from North High School in 1958 and attended the University of Wisconsin Extension-Sheboygan.

On March 31, 1962, he married Miss Sandra Raeder, also of Sheboygan, at the Wesley United Methodist Church. Mr. Ourada was employed at Kohler Company for 28 years and currently was a buyer in the Generator Division. Gordon was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, chairman of the Administrative Board of the church, a Sunday School teacher and former church choir member. He was a member of the Kohler Quarter Century Club.

Survivors are his wife, Sandra; two sons and daughters-in-law, ..., of Sheboygan; one daughter, ...; his mother, of Sheboygan and one sister, ..., of Sheboygan. Preceding him in death was his father and one sister, Donna.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, at 10:30 a.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church. The Rev. Barry Watson, pastor, will officiate. The burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Friends may call at Ballhorn Funeral Chapel from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and at the church on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to the time of services.

A memorial fund has been established in Mr. Ourada's name for Wesley United Methodist Church.


Mark S. Opgenorth - Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - October 30, 2007 - p. A4
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Mark S. Opgenorth, 56, Green Bay, died unexpectedly Saturday, October 27, 2007.

He was born October 29, 1950, to Earl and Betty (Drews) Opgenorth in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

He married Shirley Heling in 1973.

Mark was employed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for over 35 years. Currently he was Northeast Wisconsin Fisheries Supervisor.

His true passion in life was the time spent with his family. He was an avid fan of his childrens' athletic endeavors and will always be remembered in the stands at Southwest High School, Winona State University and even Albright College (Reading, Pennsylvania). His children were truly his life and he will be forever remembered as the nicest man to ever live.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley; two sons, ...; one daughter, ...; his parents, Earl and Betty Opgenorth; one brother, ...; and two sisters, ...; one brother-in-law, ...; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Friends may call after 10:00 A.M. Thursday, November 1, at Lyndahl Funeral Home where the funeral service will take place at 1:00 P.M. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.

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

Lyndahl Funeral Home and Cremation Services Lombardi Ave. & Ridge Rd. (920) 499-1223.


Bridget O'Brien - Plymouth Post - Saturday - March 12, 1927
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Mrs. Bridget O’Brien (nee: Haslem), 80, died at her home in Glenbeulah on Monday evening. She was born Sept. 30, 1848 in Ireland. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Mary Sippel of Glenbeulah; Mrs. Josephine Pagel of Oshkosh; Ray and John of Fond du Lac and Leo of Sheboygan. The burial is in the Catholic Cemetery in Greenbush with Rev. Fr. Sippel officiating.


Daniel O'Brien - Plymouth Post - Saturday - December 23, 1911
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Daniel O’Brien died at his home on the west side of Town Greenbush on Thursday from old age. He was born 90 years ago in Ireland and came to America at the age of 12. He was known as the oldest and most popular resident of Town Greenbush. He was married in 1873 and besides his wife he is survived by the following children: Roman of Fond du Lac; Mrs. Zita Sippel of Milwaukee; Lester H. at home; also five grandchildren. The funeral is today in Town Greenbush with Rev. Fr. Meyer officiating.


John Orlebeke - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - August 18, 1948 - p. 10
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John Orlebeke, of Oshkosh, a former resident of Sheboygan, passed away Tuesday at the Wisconsin General hospital at Madison.

Born in Oostburg on April 5, 1873, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Orlebeke, Sr., he came to Sheboygan when 18 years of age, and was employed at the H.C. Prange company for over 30 years. In 1922 he left the employe of the Prange company and in 1924 moved to Oshkosh where he was connected with the Oshkosh Corrugated Box company in the position of president of the company. He retired a few years ago.

Mr. Orlebeke was married in September, 1899, to Tena Verhulst, and survivors are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Gordon (Corrine) Miracle of Oshkosh, and Mrs. G. H. (Adrianne) Hess of Warren, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Van Akkeren and Mrs. Anna Theune, both of Sheboygan. Two sisters and one brother preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Mallery-Seefeldt Funeral home at Oshkosh and burial will be made in the East Oostburg cemetery.


Andrew Ott, Sr. - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - July 26, 1949 - p. 10
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Andrew Ott, Sr., 85, passed away at his home, 1447 S. 11th street, Monday afternoon following a short illness.

He was born in Bayern, Germany, on August 21, 1863, and came directly to Sheboygan in 1889. He was married to Miss Mary Landgraf of this city on June 11, 1894, at St. Peter Claver church. The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1944.

He was employed at the Crocker Chair company until his retirement in 1930.

He was a member of the St. Peter Claver Aid society and the Holy Name society of that church.

Survivors include the widow; six daughters, Mrs. Robert (Johanna) Brown, Mrs. Louis (Martha) Juntz, Mrs. Milton (Agnes) Haack, and Miss Carita, all of Sheboygan, Mrs. Albert (Cecelia) Branch of Oak Park, Ill., and Mrs. Fred (Marie) Lawrence of Maywood, Ill.; three sons, Andrew, Jr., Anthony and John, all of Sheboygan; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and one brother, Anton, at Stratford, Wis.

Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Ramm Funeral home, and at 9 a.m. at St. Peter Claver church. The Rev. Wendel J. Badem will officiate and burial will be made in Holy Cross cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the funeral home from 7 p.m. today until time of services.

A joint vigil will be held by the St. Peter Claver Aid society and the Holy Name society at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


Thomas Olson - Manitowoc Herald News {Manitowoc, Wis.}- July 10, 1924 - P. 3
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Thomas Olson, 82, one of the oldest marine men in Sheboygan and well known at the lake ports, died Tuesday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Herbert Nugent, Lake View, after an illness of several years. Mr. Olson had an eventful life and figured in many narrow escapes from death during his experiences on the seas and on the Great Lakes. He had traveled around the world. In the 90's, while serving as a bridgetender at Sheboygan, he was run down by a man on a bicycle and never fully recovered from the accident, losing the sight of both eyes. The funeral will take place at Sheboygan tomorrow.


Margaret Odenbrett - Sheboygan Press-Telegram - Tuesday - December 27, 1921 - P. 4 - C. 4
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Mrs. Margaret Odenbrett is Called to Rest

Mrs. Margaret Odenbrett, aged 59 years, a well known resident of this city, died at 5 o’clock this morning at the residence of Dr. Garrett Fitzgibbons in Chicago. Heart disease was the cause of her death. Mrs. Odenbrett, who had been in ill health for some time, left several weeks ago for Chicago, with hopes of regaining her health. She was accompanied there by her sister, Miss Catherine Mallmann, who remained with her and since going to Chicago Mrs. Odenbrett has been under the physician’s care. Her condition was not considered alarming until Wednesday when she began to fail and on Friday her daughters, the Misses Willa and Marjorie, of this city, and Mrs. Waldemar von Geltch, who had planned to spend the holiday season here, were called. They and a son-in-law, Waldemar von Geltch, well known violinist, were with their mother when she passed away. Mrs. Odenbrett was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Mallmann, pioneer residents of this city, and was born in Sheboygan. The family resided for some time in Milwaukee but Mrs. Odenbrett lived in this city the greater part of her lifetime. Besides three daughters and the sister mentioned, the survivors are another sister, Mrs. Mary Beach, who resided in California. Four brothers, James Mallmann, William, the late postmaster, and Anton and Joseph Mallmann, preceded her in death. News of the death of Mrs. Odenbrett will come as a shock to her many friends in this city. While she had been ill for sometime her condition was not considered alarming until just recently. She was a woman who took great interest in her home, and here she will be missed by those near and dear to her. The sympathy of the many friends of the family goes out to them in the hour of their sad bereavement.

Sheboygan Press-Telegram - Friday - December 30, 1921 - p. 6

Mrs. Margaret Odenbrett is Now at Rest


The last rites of the Catholic church were performed over the remains of the late Mrs. Margaret Odenbrett, who passed away early Tuesday morning at the residence of Dr. Garrett Fitzgibbons in Chicago, where she had been receiving treatment for several weeks, at 9 o’clock this morning in St. Clement’s church. The edifice was filled with relatives and friends and acquaintances of the deceased who came to pay their last respects to a woman who was dearly beloved by all who knew her. The services at the church were very impressive. The requiem high mass was sung by Charles M. Balzer, organist, and as the reamins were escorted to the altar, Mrs. Balzer sang “Lead Kindly Light.” She also sang the Benedictus, and other parts of the requiem were sung by the organist. As the remains were taken from the church, Mrs. Balzer sang “Nearer My God to Thee.” Rev. Francis Murphy officiated and in consoling words, comforted the relatives of the deceased. Mrs. Odenbrett was a faithful member of the Catholic church. The flowers in the home where the remains had been lying in state since Wednesday morning, were numerous and beautiful, and testified in a measure the esteem in which the deceased was held. There were tributes from friends from Milwaukee, Chicago, Madison and other points and many handsome and large set pieces. The individual bouquets, large and small, filled the entire room in which the beautiful steel gray casket reposed. The pallbearers were Atty. John Detling, Atty. E.R. Bowler, Frank Pessinger, Fred Calhoun, Frank Maersch and Dr. Edmund Knauf. Interment was made in the North Side Catholic cemetery. Those from away who came to attend the obsequies: William Knauf, Chilton; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kellar, Harvard, Ill.; Dr. and Mrs. Garrett Fitzgibbons, Chicago; Mrs. Lumberding, Kaukauna; Mrs. Carl Runge, Mrs. Ella mallman, Mrs. Rose Heller, Milwaukee; Miss Ida K. and Roman Bollenbeck, Madison, Mrs. Peter Kettehofen, Beaver Dam.


George Odenbrett - Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - November 30, 1909 - P. 1 - C. 2
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Killed In Explosion Monday - Well Known In Sheboygan - Acetylene Gas Tank Explodes And Building Is Wrecked - Two Men Injured

George L. Odenbrett, of Milwaukee well known in this city, where he has visited numerous times, and an uncle to the Misses Odenbrett, was killed at the Gas Tank Recharging Depot in Milwaukee when a tank filled with aceylene gas exploded, while it was being filled by Mr. Odenbrett and an employee. John Chrisoples, a Greek, who was helping Mr. Odenbrett in filling and was taken to Emergency Hospital. R.B. Nye, a bookkeeper for the firm, who stood by, was slightly inured. The Gas Plant Recharging Depot is owned by the Bates-Odenbrett Automobile Company of Milwaukee, a firm dealing in one of the most extensive linces of autos in this section of the state. The Recharging Depot is a total wreck. Mr. Odenbrett is a well known business man of Milwaukee. He has been engaged in the automobile business practically since its inception, having been the first man in that city to own an automobile. That was several years ago when he brought to Milwaukee one of the first models of the Winton manufacture. It was a one-sylinder car, the object of mystery and ridicule, and Mr. Odenbrett exhibited it at fairs and took the car on long runs through the state. For two hours Mr. Odenbrett was confiend in the operating room at the Lakeside hospital, attended by Dr. Lemon. He was the most seriously injured. The manager of the plant, John Haber, was in the office when the explosion occured. He ran back into the shop to find Mr. Odenbrett stretched helpless on the floor, his face covered with blood. The other two men, Nye and Christopher were just recovering from the shock. An ambulance was immediately summoned and Mr. Odenbrett conveyed to the hospital. People living in the vicinity were attracted to the scene by the loud report caused by the explosion, and some one turned in the fire alarm. When the fire department arrived the other two men were bundled into an ambulance and taken to the Emergency hospital. The building had not caught fire and there was no further work for the department.


William Frederick Odenbrett - Manistee News Advocate - May 18, 1926
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Wm. Odenbrett Commits Suicide - Well Known Eastlake Piano Tuner Ends Life by Shooting
Illness Is Cause

Began Failing in Health Early Last Spring, Making Trips to Milwaukee for Treatment; Was 65 Years Old. Discouraged because of constantly failing health during the past year, well known Eastlake piano tuner and salesman, committed suicide yesterday afternoon at 5:15 at his home in the village, shooting himself through the mouth with a .38 Caliber automatic pistol. He was 65 years old. The body, with the head lying in a pool of blood in the center of his bed, was found by his wife a few minutes after the shot rang out through the house. Death was instantaneous. The body was stretched crosswise on the bed. As was his custom for the past week since his return from Milwaukee for treatment for an infection of the lungs, Mr. Odenbrett spent the day indoors under the care of his wife. He arose early, dressed and was in good spirits at noon upon receipt of a letter from one of his daughters, who is traveling in the Philippines. During the afternoon Mr. Odenbrett became restless and paced nervously about his home, at intervals lying down on the couch or bed. Near 5 o’clock he became noticeably more uneasy while resting in the bedroom, and Mrs. Odenbrett attempted to reach Dr. A.A. McKay, his physician, by phone but failed to do so. Mrs. Odenbrett was aware of a peculiar expression on her husband’s face as he lay on the bed, his eyes somewhat brighter than usual, and his features telling tale of suffering, perhaps both physically and mentally. She returned to her duties in the kitchen after failing to reach the doctor and a few moments later heard the fatal shot. To her it seemed two, in rapid succession. Mrs. Odenbrett ran to the door at first, thinking it was the report of a gun in the neighborhood, and then to her husband’s bedroom, where she found him, his lips still quivering. His arms were crossed upon his chest, blood was streaming from the mouth and his right hand still grasped the pistol. Mrs. Odenbrett ran to her neighbor’s house and called Gus Hedstrom, who took charge of the situation for the moment. Dr. Harlen MacMullen and Sheriff Emil Nord were summoned, but there was nothing left for them to do but pronounce it a case of suicide. Sheriff Nord expressed the belief that Mr. Odenbrett was standing when he took his life. The second report which Mrs. Odenbrett thought she heard was apparently the chair before his feet, which may have been pushed back against the wall at the time of the shot. The bullet took an upward course, penetrating the roof of the mouth and coming out through the right temple. Mr. Odenbrett’s headquarters were in Milwaukee, and he spent much of his time the past 40 years in the Wisconsin city, selling, repairing and tuning pianos. Early last year he began complaining of illness, and from that time on he kept failing, losing weight gradually. He was unable to eat most foods and since Christmas he was nourished by practically nothing but milk and eggs. He went to Milwaukee to visit a physician shortly after Dec. 25, contracted influenza and returned to his Eastlake home in the middle of January. With the two illnesses reacting on him, Mr. Odenbrett lost his voice and was able to speak only in whispers. Since the first of this year, Mr. Odenbrett lost all ambition to work and did but two or three small jobs locally. He remarked at one time to his wife that he would quit work and take a long rest. Shortly before he died when Mrs. Odenbrett conversed with him she told him she thought he was in a despondent mood and losing his “pep.” “Yes,” he replied, “I am losing all my pep.” These were perhaps his last words. Mr. Odenbrett was born in Waupun WI, June 5, 1860, and spent his boyhood in that city. Later his family moved to Milwaukee, where he entered the piano business. Three daughters from his first wife survive him, Mrs. Waldemar von Geltch, wife of Waldemar Geltch, noted violinist, who is an instructor at University of Kansas, Margaret Odenbrett, now in Honolulu and Willa Odenbrett of Sheboygan WI. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Lundquist Funeral Home, Rev. John Clemens officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.


Willa Odenbrett - Sheboygan Press - Friday - October 1, 1954 - P. 6 - C. 4
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Miss Willa Odenbrett, 68, of 2022 Saemann Ave., died Thursday evening at the Morningside Nursing Home, 623 Niagara Ave., after a lengthy illness. She was born in Milwaukee, a daughter of the late William and Margaret Mallman Odenbrett. She attended St. Rose School and West High School in Milwaukee, and was a graduate of the Los Angeles, Calif., Business College. In 1906, Miss Odenbrett came to Sheboygan to make her home with an uncle, James Mallman. In later years she built her home at the Saemann Ave. address. She was a member of St. Dominic’s Catholic Church. A nephew, Pvt. James Van Allen, serving with the U.S. Army in Alaska, is her only survivor. Her parents and two sisters, Mrs. Etta Geltch and Mrs. Marjorie Van Allen, preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Dominic’s Church, following brief rites at Gerend’s Funeral home. The Rev. William Weishaupl, pastor, will be the celebrant of the requiem high mass. Burial will be made in the family lot in Calvary cemetery. The body will lie in state at the funeral home after 7 o’clock this evening. Parishioners of St. Dominic’s Church will recite the rosary there at 8:45 o’clock tonight.

n.b. Willabalda Elisabetha Odenbrett was baptized on Sept. 26, 1886 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Milwaukee WI.


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