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Mrs. Jos. {Josephine} Pangier, Sr. - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - March 10, 1902
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Pangier: Mrs. Jos. Pangier Sr., died Monday morning, Mch. 10, at her home, 1426 S. Eleventh Street, from a tumor in the brain. A husband, four sons, and a daughter survives.

Plymouth Post - March 20, 1902

Mrs. Josephine Pangier died on Sunday morning at the age of 57. She was buried in the Catholic Cemetery.


Joseph Johann Pangier - Plymouth Post - October 14, 1908
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Joseph Johann Pangier passed away Saterday morning at his home on 1426 South 11th Street. He was born September 12th, 1835 in Belgium. His wife preceded him in death several years ago. The funeral in Tuesday morning from the St. Peter Claver Church and buriel will be in the Catholic cemetery on the south side of the city.


Mrs. James Peebles - Plymouth Review - August 2, 1919
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Mrs. James Peebles, Sr. 63 years old died Thursday at her home. The funeral arrangements are not yet completed.


Allen D. Pfeil - Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter - January 26, 1959
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Allan Pfeil expires after long illness - Former cattle buyer in area dies at Mt. Calvary, rites in that village: Allan Pfeil 57, operator of the Clover Farm Store in Mt. Calvary, the last two years, and a former cattle buyer in Fond du Lac & Sheboygan Counties for 15 years died at 5 p.m. Sunday at his home in Mt. Calvary, his death ending a long illness. He was born Sept. 5, 1901 in the Town of Plymouth, the son of Arthur & Lena Deicher Pfeil and was graduated from Glenbeulah High School. He worked in the Kohler Pharmacy at Kohler before becoming a cattle buyer and store operator. He was twice married. In August 1924, he was married to Viola Ronk of Sheboygan, who died in March 1925 and on Oct. 1, 1938, he was united in marriage to Ruth Algner, Mt. Calvary, who survives him. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Leo O'Brien of Plymouth and Mrs. George Schmitz of Sheboygan. Friends may call at the Losowe Funeral Home at St. Cloud after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held there Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. and at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Church, Mt. Calvary, with burial at Holy Cross cemetery. The Rev. Ephram Hertel, O.P.M. Cap. will officiate.

The Sheboygan Press

Allan D. Pfeil

Allan D. Pfeil, 57, died at his home in Mt. Calvary at 5 p.m. Sunday following a lingering illness. He was born on Sept. 5, 1901, in the Town of Plymouth near Glenbeulah, the son of Arthur and Lena Deicher Pfeil.

He graduated from the Glenbeulah grade and high schools. He married Viola Ronk of Sheboygan in August, 1924, and she died in March of 1925.

He married Ruth Aigner of Mt. Calvary on Oct. 1, 1938. He was employed at the Kohler Pharmacy at Kohler, and for 15 years was a cattle buyer in FOnd du Lac and Sheboygan counties. For the past two years he owned and operated the Clover Farm Store at Mt. Calvary.

He is survived by his wife and two sisters, Mrs. Leo O'Brien of Plymouth and Mrs. George Schmitz of Sheboygan.

A brother Clarence, and his parents preceded him in death.

Friends may call at the Lisowe Funeral Home, St. Cloud, after 2 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home and at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Mt. Calvary. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The Rev. Ephrem Hertel, OFM Cap., pastor, will officiate. The Rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Tuesday.


Lydia Pool - Plymouth Review - Monday - December 2, 1940
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Former Greenbush Resident Dies


Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Albert Pool, well-known former Greenbush resident, which occured this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Daniels in Granton, Clark County.Born in New York state, Mrs. pool was a resident of Greenbush for many years, going to make her home with her daughter in Granton about a year ago.She is survived by the following children: Eugene of Kohler; Mrs. George Smith of Owens, Wis; Byron Pool of this city and Mrs. James Bruce of Cedar Grove.The body will be brought to Greenbush for services and burial. Final arrangements have not been made as the paper goes to press.

Funeral Write-up - Plymouth Review - Monday - December 9, 1940

Hold Rites For Mrs. Lydia Pool


Greenbush - Funeral services for Mrs. Lydia Pool, 93, who passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Daniels near Granton on Monday, we held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Methodist church in this village. The Rev. Lowell Reykdal officiated and interment was in the Greenbush cemetery.During the services Miss Thelma De Munck sang "In the Garden", and "Lead Me Home" accompanied by Mrs. G. D. Stanard.The pallbearers were four grandsons of the deceased, Ray, Glen and Mark Bruce of Cedar Grove and Owen Pool of Kohler and Edward Herges and Frank Klahn, friends of Mrs. Pool.Mrs. Pool was born in Grafton, New York, on April 12, 1847, and was married to Albert Pool in January of 1865. Ten years later the couple came to Wisconsin and settled near Greenbush, on a farm which they purchased from the Government. The land grant, a cherished possesion of the family, was signed by President James Buchanan. In 1911 they sold their farm and moved to the village of Greenbush, where Mr. Pool passed away in 1922. Three other children born in New York, died there in early childhood and one daughter, Mrs. Bert Pullen, preceded her mother in death in 1900.The survivors are three sons, Eugene Pool of Kohler, Hubert Pool of Plymouth and Byron Pool of this village; three daughters, Mrs. George Smith of Owen, Mrs. Fred Daniels of Granton and Mrs. James Bruce of Cedar Grove; 22 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.Those from away, who attended the last rites, were: Mr. & Mrs. Fred Daniels and daughter, Miss Marie, of Granton; Mrs. George Smith of Owens; Mr. & Mrs. Owen Pool and Mrs. Hamerla of Sheboygan Falls; Mr. & Mrs. James Bruce and Mr. & Mrs. Glen Bruce of Cedar Grove and Mrs. Hubert Pool of Plymouth.


Randall R. Pagelow - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - July 18, 1989 - P.5
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Randall R. Pagelow, 35, of 1908 N. 10th St., was found dead at his home on Monday, July 17, 1989, apparently from natural causes.

He was born November 7, 1953 in Marshfield, WI., a son of Wallace and Helen Wiedemann Pagelow. He was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Loyal, WI. and was confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church, Haven, on June 2, 1968. He attended public schools in Howards Grove and graduated from the high school in 1971.

Randall was most recently employed at Nemschoff Chairs, Inc. and previously worked for several years at Gilson Co.

He is survived by his parents, Wallace and Helen, of rural Sheboygan; a sister and brother-in-law, Roseanne and Randy Ferk, of Sheboygan; a niece, Jennifer; and aunts and uncles, Mrs. James Hay, Dorothy and Frank Sizonen, of Sheboygan, and Violet and Delmer Capelle, of Loyal, WI.


Marie Pfingsten - The Sheboygan Press - July 27, 1936
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Miss Pfingsten Is Laid To Rest After Last Rites

Funeral services for Miss Marie Pfingsten, 68 years old, former resident of the village of Howards Grove, who died last Wednesday in a Milwaukee hospital, were held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mishicot, with burial in the Saxonburg cemetery.

Miss Pfingsten was born in the town of Mishicot, but when a child made her home with her grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Ernst Schlichting. Mr. Schlichting, known as the "Bushking", was proprietor of the Washington Hotel at Howards Grove for many years. Later she held several responsible positions as a hotel cashier, and in recent years spent much time traveling.

She is survived by a brother, E. G. Pfingsten, of Mishicot.

Among those who were present at the services was County Treasurer August Frome.


Ernst G. Pfingsten - Manitowoc Times - December 20, 1945
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Ernst G. Pfingsten, 74, operator of a general store at Mishicot since 1907, died of a heart attack this morning at his home in the village.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Specht funeral home, Mishicot, in charge of the Modern Woodmen, of which he was a member. Burial will be in the Michicot cemtery. The body may be viewed at the funeral home after noon Friday.

Mr. Pfingsten was born in Howards Grove in 1871 and when a boy his parents moved to Colby, Wis. When he was 13 years of age he came to live with relatives in Mishicot.

When a young man he opened a general store in Mishicot, operating the business until 1900 when he went into the same business in Larabee. He remained there five years, moving from Larabee to Clark Mills where he ran a general store from 1905 to 1907.

He returned to storekeeping in Mishicot in 1907, where he continued in business until his retirement in 1935. At that time his two sons, Harvey and Ernst, took over the store, now known as the Pfingsten Brothers grocery.

He married Rose Strouf of Gibson in 1894. The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last year. Mrs. Pfingsten survives her husband.

Surviving in addition to te wife, are three sons, Harvey C. and Ernst W., of Mishicot; Alfred A. of Green Bay, and two daughters, Mrs. Erwin Schroeder of Two Rivers and Mrs. Reed Austin of Wisconsin Dells. There are five grandchildren.

Also surviving are three half-brothers, Otto and Edward Pfingsten of Sheboygan and George Pfingsten of Cashton, Wis.


Anton Promersberger - The Sheboygan Press - January 18, 1971
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Anton Promersberger, 72, of 2327 S. 12th St. was pronounced dead early this morning at St. Nicholas Hospital after being stricken with an apparent heart attack at home.

He was born Sept. 15, 1895 in Germany, son of the late Joseph and Mary Promersberger.

He attended school in Germany and came to the United States in 1912, settling in Little Fork, Minn. He came to Sheboygan in 1924 and married Miss Meta Herzog, April 30, 1927.

Mr. Promersberger had worked for 16 years at Larson Plywood Co. and for six years at Garton Toy Co. They lived in teh West Bend area from 1947 until 1964 when they returned tho Sheboygan.

He was a member of the Golden Agers Club.

Survivors are his wife; one son, Vernon, Caledonia; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas {Joyce} Barth, Milwauke; six grandchildren; a brother, Joseph, Little Fork, Minn. and four sisters, Mrs. Rose Hardwig and Mrs. Anna Albrecht, both of Little Fork, Mrs. Betty Beebe, Ash River Trail, Minn. and Mrs. William Schultz, Spokane, Wash.

He was preceeded in death by two sisters.

Funeral services will be a 1:30 pom Thursday at Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Charles Koch, pastor of St. Paul United Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be in WIldwood Cemetery.

Friends may call after 4:30 pm, Wednesday.

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


Lilly Pagelow - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - May 12, 1981 - p.4
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Mrs. Lilly Pagelow, 80, of the Village of Cleveland, died Monday at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient the past two weeks.

The former Lilly Zimmermann was born May 5, 1901, in the Town of Wilson, daughter of August and Annie Gartmann Zimmermann.

On Nov. 6, 1920, she and Walter Pagelow were married. They made their home in the Town of Centerville {Manitowoc County}, farming until 1950, when they moved to Cleveland. Mr. Pagelow died in 1952.

She was a member of St. John and St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, Cleveland, and its Ladies Aid Society.

Surviving are a son, Wallace of Route 1, Sheboygan; a daughter, Mrs. Delmar {Violet} Capelle of Route 1, Loyal; six grandchildren; a great-granddaughter and a sister, Mrs. Earl Hausler of Sheboygan.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. John and St. Peter Church. The Rev. Henry F. Koch, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Sheboygan Lutheran Cemetery.

Friends may call at Stoltenberg Funeral Chapel, Cleveland, from 4:30 p.m. Wednesday until 11 a.m. Thursday and at the church from noon until the time of services.

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


Walter F. Paasch - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - October 3, 1953 - p.6
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Walter F. Paasch, 59, of Route 1, Oostburg, a retired Town of Wilson farmer, died Friday evening at St. Nicholas Hospital after a lingering illness.

Born Feb. 18, 1894, in the Town of Wilson, a son of the late George and Agnes Paasch, he was educated at the Jackson School in the Town of Wilson.

A World War II veteran, Mr. Paasch served in the Army from Nov. 17, 1917 until April 28, 1919. During that time he saw service in several major battles in a full year of overseas combat duty.

Following his marriage to Miss Anna Gartman on Oct. 16, 1919, the couple made their home in Sheboygan until 1929 when they moved to a farm in Town Wilson.

Mr. Paasch operated the farm until ill health forced his retirement in 1947.

Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Harold A. {Veona} Gartman and Mrs. Milton {Lorraine} Grunwald, of the Town of Wilson; five grandchildren, and three brothers, George and LeRoy of Sheboygan, and Irvin of Chicago. A brother, Edgar, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Town Wilson with the Rev. Arlo Krueger, pastor, officiating. Burial will be made in Lutheran Cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the Ramm Funeral Home from 7:30 o'clock this evening until 10 a.m. Monday, and at the church from 11 a.m. Monday until the hour of services.

Funeral - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - October 6, 1953 - p.8

Funeral services for Walter Paasch of Town Wilson who passed away at St. Nicholas Hospital Friday were held at the Trinity Lutheran Church at Town Wilson Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

The Rev. Arlo Krueger, pastor conducted the services, and burial was made in the family lot in the Lutheran cemetery at Sheboygan.

Pallbearers were: A. Reichert, Robt. Jungenberg, Lloyd Gartman, Leonard Gartman, LeRoy Wirth and Frederic Woepse.

Miss Nancy Burhop sang "Just As I Am" accompanied by Mrs. Fred Kallen.


Anna L. Paasch - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - April 13, 1970 - p.16
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Mrs. Anna L. Paasch, 73, formerly of R. 1, Oostburg, and for the past three years of R. 3, Sheboygan, died Sunday morning.

She was born Jan. 10, 1897, the daughter of the late Henry and Marie Gartman. She attended school in the Town of Wilson and was baptized and confirmed at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Town of Wilson.

On Oct. 16, 1919, she married Walter Paasch. He died in 1953.

Mrs. Paasch was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Town of Wilson, the Ladies Aid, and the Golden Agers.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Harold {Veona} Gartman, Town of Wilson; and Mrs. Milton {Lorraine} Grunwald, Sheboygan; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Reinhold Gartman, R. 2, Sheboygan; and one sister, Mrs. William Woepse, Kohler. One brother, four half-brothers, two half-sisters, and one grandchild had died previously.

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

Friends may call at the Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home from 4 p.m. Tuesday until 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, and at the church after 11 a.m. Wednesday.

A memorial fund has been established in Mrs. Paasch's name for the Trinity Church in Wilson.


Richard Phalen
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Veteran Passes Away

Richard Phalen, an old veteran of the civil war, passed to his eternal reward Tuesday, August 13th at his home in Parnell, where he has resided for the past sixty seven years. Mr. Phalen was a man of sterling qualities, typical as a soldier, citizen, neighbor and friends. Together with a desire for thrift, frugality and industry, that would make him a man, such that the youth of today, could with profit to themselves emulate, he shouldered his musket and went to the defense of his country when the civil war broke out. He enlisted in the 17th Wis. Vol., which became famous for the engagements in which it participated, and rose to the responsible office of Quartermaster with the rank of First Lieutenant and served until the close of the war when he again took up the peaceful pursuit of farming, which occupation he carried on ever since.

Mr. Phalen was born in New York City November 14th, 1836 and when {?} years of age came with his parents to the town of Mitchell. He has held important offices and has always been a prominent man in G.A.R. circles and has been a member of the Soldiers Relief Committee of the county for many years. He was married to Miss Delia Martin at Fond du Lac, December 28th, 1867 and last year, they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. To that union seven children were born, six of whom survive, besides his widow, namely: Thomas of Armstrong; William of Malone and Richard at home; Mrs. Wm. Murphy of Milwaukee; Mrs. John Humphrey of Unity and Mrs. Ben Butler of Mitchell.

The funeral was held Friday with services at St. Michael's Catholic church and interment in St. Michael's cemetery, Rev. David Regan officiating. G.A.R. services were held at the grave, where his old comrades of a bygone strife were there to do him honor, which only a gallant soldier, a brave man and a typical American citizen and kind neighbor deserves. The sympathy of many friends go out to the bereaved relatives in the loss of a loving husband, a kind father and a true friend.


Maurice Prindiville
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Maurice Prindiville, native of the town of Greenbush, and one time resident of this city, was discovered lying dead upon a wharf at Bay St. Louis, Mississippi last Sunday morning. While the cause of his death is undetermined, foul play is suspected.

Though the body of the dead man was discovered last Sunday morning, positive identification was not made until yesterday. First clues followed were based upon the assumption that the dead man was Clyde K. Stephens, missing bank cashier of Montfort, Wis., and a brother of the missing Stephens journeyed to Bay St. Louis to identify the remains. Inquiry was turned to Sheboygan county and final identity established only after an examination of the effects of the victim disclosed that he carried two spectacle cases bearing the names of Sheboygan opticians and a key ring carrying the imprint of Hhb Clothing Company formerly of that city, but now out of business

Possible Victim of Foul Play

That Mr. Prindiville may have possibly been a victim of foul play is entertained because of the fact that his body bore marks upon it and there was a bruise on his face and arm. When his remains were discovered the corpse was lying face upward with one arm shielding the face as if from blows. This coupled with the fact that his pockets were empty, though he was supposed to be in funds, and that in writing to a Sheboygan friend he said that "we" intended to go to Mobile, has given strength to the theory that he met death at the hands of others. It is gleaned from his references in the letters that he had a companion, but until this time this companion has not made himself known.

Wrote From Bay

Two letters, one addressed to his brother, James Prindiville of the town of Greenbush and the other to C.O. Fairweather of Sheboygan were mailed by Mr. Prindiville on the day preceding the discovery {Article cut off}.


Michael Prindiville
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The death of {Michael Prindiville} occurred last Friday morning at 11 o'clock at the home of his brother, D.J. Prindiville of Sisseton, S. Dak., after a short illness of lung trouble. Deceased was thirty-nine years of age and until last fall had made his home with the family of Jas. Prindiville in town of Greenbush {Sheboygan county} about six miles southwest of this city. The remains arrived here on the 2:30 o'clock train Monday morning and removed to the home of Jas. Prindiville in the town of Greenbush, the funeral taking place at Holy Angels church at Osceola Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock, Father Heisler saying mass and Father Meyer of this city preaching the funeral sermon. Interment followed in the Osceola cemetery.

The deceased was known as a whole-souled fellow and had countless friends wherever he was known. This is readily attested in the fact that, in the funeral procession 210 carriages followed the remains to the scene of his last rest. His departure from earthly spheres has caused universal sorrow to a large circle of friends and acquaintances.

Mike, as he was familiarly called left for Texas last fall where he spent about six weeks after which he returned here for a week when he left for Sisseton, where he lived with his brother Den{nis} until the power eternal flighted his soul away from earthly scenes.

He is survived by four brothers and one sister as follows: Morris of this city, James of the town of Greenbush, Jack of Rutland, N. Dak., Dennis of Sisseton, S. Dak., and Mrs. Frank Schoeckmel of the town of Greenbush.

The pallbearers were Messrs. Steve Riordan, James Reddington, John Herbert, James Rock, Pat. Donovan and Phil. Gannon. All of the brothers were here to attend the funeral.


George Plant - 1958
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George Plant is Dead at 78

Headed State Legion


George F. Plant, 78, a retired Electric Co. executive and former state American Legion commander, died Wednesday at his home, 1065 Catherine dr., Elm Grove.

He was born in Sheboygan Falls, Wis., and came to Milwaukee 60 years ago. He headed the telephone and signals division at the Electric Co. when he retired in 1950, after 51 years of service.

During World War I, Mr. Plant commanded the 314th field signal battalion, 89th division, as a colonel. After the war, he was a founder of the state legion organization. In 1920, he organized and was chairman of the first national "Poppy day" campaign. He organized the Electric American Legion post here in 1927 and was its first commander. He was elected state commander in 1935.

Surviving are his wife, Grace; two daughters, Mrs. James Cecil, Milwaukee, and Mrs. Roy Fischer, Drexel Hill, Pa., and a son, Robert, Melrose, Minn.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Weiss funeral home, 1901 N. Farwell av. Burial will be in Wisconsin Memorial Park. The body will be at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday.


Robert Plantt
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The news reached here Sunday morning, of the death of Robert Plantt at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wm. Flynn, in Milwaukee. His death took place Friday and the remains were taken for interment to Fond du Lac, his former home where the funeral was held Monday. His wife died last February. She was a sister of Mrs. T. Rooney, Mrs. P. Crosby and P. Murphy of this town, all of whom attended the funeral of Mr. Plantt. Two daughters, Bessie and Anna, are left to mourn the loss of their parents. A number of years ago, Mr. Plantt and his family lived in the town of Lima.


Ella Ploetz - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - September 20, 1948 - p.10
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Mrs. Ella Ploetz, 58, wife of Paul Ploetz, 2121 Cleveland avenue, passed away at St. Nicholas hospital Saturday noon after a brief illness.

She was born in this city on September 9, 1890, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank {{Gartmann}} Kellner. Her marriage to Paul Ploetz was solemnized at Holy Name church on May 8, 1912 by the late Msgr. D.F. Thill.

A faithful member of St. Dominic's parish she was also actively affiliated with the St. Ann's Christian Mothers society, the Third Order of St. Francis and the Sunshine Bridge club, and the Auxiliary of the Sheboygan Gymnastic society.

Survivors are her husband: five sons, Herbert and James of Sheboygan, Major Fred Ploetz, Marshfield, Calif, Robert in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Francis stationed at Fort Lewis, Wash.; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph {Marion} Sauer, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Quirine at home; eight grandchildren also survive. Also remaining are a brother, William Kellner, and a sister, Mrs. Arthur {Erna} Koerner, Sheboygan.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 9:30 at Gerend's Funeral home followed by a requiem high mass at 10:00 at St. Dominic's church. Father George J. Knackert will be the celebrant and burial will take place in Calvary cemetery.

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

Members of the St. Ann's Christian Mothers society of St. Dominic's church will hold a vigil at Gerend's Funeral home this evening at 7:30 for Mrs. Paul Ploetz.

At 7:00 this evening the Third Order of St. Francis will hold a vigil at Gerend's for Mrs. Ploetz.

Funeral - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - September 21, 1948 - p.10

Mrs. Paul Ploetz


Funeral services for Mrs. Paul Ploetz, 58, of 2121 Cleveland avenue, who died Saturday at St. Nicholas hospital, were held at 9:30 a.m. today at Gerend's Funeral home and at 10 a.m. at St. Dominic's church.

Celebrant of the requiem high mass was the Rev. George J. Knackert, pastor. The Rev. Ignatius Staskunas, curate, conducted the rites at the grave in Calvary cemetery.

Pallbearers were Ben Fetterer, Joseph Gonering, George Konrad, Donald, Jerome and Kenneth Kellner.

Honorary pallbearers, all members of the Christian Mothers' society of St. Dominic's parish, were Mrs. Ed Wamser, Mrs. Frank Bersch, Mrs. Tony Reinboldt, Mrs. Math Eberhardy, Mrs. Phillip Stalter and Mrs. Ben Fetterer.

Members of the Third Order of St. Francis and St. Ann's Christian Mothers' society attended the services in a body. Both groups held vigils at the funeral home Monday evening.

Members of the Turner Ladies' auxiliary also attended the rites in a body.

Among the many floral pieces which banked the casket while the body lay in state were tributes from members of Friendship club, the Sheboygan Gymnastic society, Wisconsin Telephone company employes of Sheboygan Falls, teachers of the Central Fairmont school and the Theodore Roosevelt school of Cincinnati, Ohio, the Cincinnati chapter of Phi Epsilon Kappa, Sheboygan employes of the Wisconsin Telephone company, Turner Ladies' auxiliary, Painters union local No. 316, and the assistant chief inspector and members of Engine company No. 1.

Attending the services from away were Major Fred Ploetz, Marshfield, Calif., Francis Ploetz, Fort Lewis, Wash., Mrs. Joseph Sauer and Robert Ploetz, Cincinnati, Mrs. Ben Staib and Mrs. John Smith, Chicago, Mrs. Fred Drollinger, Milwaukee, and Mr. and Mrs. William Ploetz, Durand, Ill.


Mrs. Veroneka Papl - Sheboygan Daily Press - August 18, 1909
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Mrs. Veroneka Papl 79 years old died Tuesday afternoon of general debility at St. Nicholas Hospital. Mrs. Papl was the mother of Mrs. Hugo Dietrich. She was born in Germany on March 23, 1830. The funeral will be held tomorrow from her late home, 906 Clara avenue. Interment will be in Wildwood cemetery.


Matthias Puechler - Sheboygan Daily Press - August 20, 1909
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Dies After Weeks Illness

Matthias Puechler 73 years old died early this morning at his home 209 Superior Ave. He had been ill about a week.

On February 2, 1835 Mr. Puechler was born in Ober Austria and came to this country and city with his parents when a small boy.

He is survived by several children two of whom live in Chicago. His wife died about 2 years ago.

The funeral will be held Saturday at 9 o'clock from his late home. Interment will be in the North side Catholic Cemetery. Rev DF Thill will officiate.


James Ploetz - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - May 18, 1954 - P.10
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James Ploetz, 30, of 1522 Huron Ave., passed away this morning at the Memorial Hospital following a lingering illness.

He was born in Sheboygan on Nov. 27, 1923, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ploetz. He attended local schools and was a graduate of North High School.

On May 8, 1948, he was married in Sheboygan to Janet Becker. The couple lived in Manitowoc for a short time, but since 1950 have made their home here. He was a cable foreman for the Wisconsin Telephone Company.

Survivors include his wife; two children, Thomas and Kristine; his father, Paul Ploetz; two sisters, Mrs. Eugene Themar of Sheboygan and Mrs. Joseph Sauer of Cincinnati, Ohio; and four brothers, Herbert and Francis of Sheboygan, Robert of Cincinnati, and Lt. Col. Frederick Ploetz in Okinawa.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels. Burial will be made in Wildwood Cemetery.

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

Funeral - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - May 22, 1954 - p.6

James Ploetz


Funeral services for James Ploetz, 30, of 1522 Huron Ave., who died Tuesday, were held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels and at 10 a.m. at Holy Name Church.

The Rev. Anthony J. Knackert, pastor, was the celebrant of the requiem high mass. Committal rites were conducted in Wildwood Cemetery.

A large number of Wisconsin Telephone Co. employes from the Eastern Wisconsin district attended the services in a body. The mass was sung by the school children of Holy Name with Sister Juliet at the organ.

Pallbearers were Arthur Zittel, Robert Stuefen, Francis, Herbert and Robert Ploetz and Eugene Themar.

On Thursday evening, members of the Catholic Order of Foresters held a rosary-vigil at the funeral chapels.


Mamie J. Pennell - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - August 3, 1981 - P.6
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Mamie J. Pennell, 90, of the Town of Sheboygan Falls, died Sunday evening at Rocky Knoll Health Care Facility, where she had been a patient for two months.

Born Mamie Pfrang on Feb. 19, 1891, in the Town of Lyndon, she was the daughter of Richard and Jeanette Fischer Pfrang. She attended school in the Town of Lyndon and St. John the Baptist Catholic Grade School in Plymouth.

She had been a dress maker in the Plymouth area for many years.

On Nov. 19, 1912, she married Wade Pennell at St. John Catholic Church in Plymouth. The couple lived in the Town of Lyndon until 1915, when they moved to the Town of Sheboygan Falls. They owned and operated a farm there until retiring in 1969.

The couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 1972, Mr. Meyer {sic} died Nov. 28, 1975.

Mrs. Meyer {sic} was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth, and a charter member of the Christian Women's Guild of the church. She had also been a member for many years of the Merry Maidens Homemakers Club in the Town of Lyndon area.

She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Ed {Leona} Ott of Green bay, Mrs. George {Vera} VanTreeck and Mrs. Marvin {Lucille} Hein, both of Plymouth, and Mrs. Francis {Luella} Buechler of Sheboygan Falls; one son, Willis of Plymouth; 24 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant son and four brothers.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth. The Rev. Dominic Roscioli, co-pastor, will be celebrant. The Mass will be preceded by brief family rites at 10 a.m. at Wittkopp Funeral Home. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

A parish vigil will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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


Clarence Pitt - The Sheboygan Press - March 3, 1911
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Young Man Takes His Life

Hangs Himself In Barn

Clarence Pitt, 23 Years of Age, Commits Suicide Out of Town of Scott - Had Been Ill for Nearly Two Years.


Clarence Pitt, the 23 years old son of Bernard Pitt, committed suicide by hanging himself in the barn of his brother-in-law, Edward Bartel, two miles west of Cascade between 11 and 12 o'clock Thursday morning.

The lifeless body of the young man was discovered by his sister, Mrs. Bartel, shortly after the noon hour when she went out to summon him to dinner. Word was sent to the neighbors who arrived on the scene a few minutes afterwards, but no attempt was made to cut down the body until 8 o'clock last evening when Coroner Feagan and Dr. Rogers of Cascade arrived.

During the morning his brother-in-law informed Clarence that he was going to the mill and would be back in a couple of hours. It was shortly after this that the young man went into the barn and was not seen after this so it is believed he committed the rash act fully an hour before his lifeless body was discovered. With the arrival of neighbors it was ascertained beyond all question that he was dead and word was sent to Coroner Feagan in this city but being absent at Plymouth investigating the death of Michael Straub he was not reached until later in the afternoon. When he arrived at the home of Mr. Bartel a number of relatives and neighbors were present as well as the chairman of the town of Scott, Mr. J. W. Liebenstein. The coroner had the body cut down in the presence of Dr. Rogers and Chairman Liebenstein.

Takes Testimony

The coroner took the testimony of the young man's sister, Mrs. Bartel, who was the first to discover him hanging in the barn, and the evidence of Dr. Rogers, Bernard Pitt, the father, and neighbors. Charles Fischer, George Kline, Edward Oleson and Chairman Liebenstein. A verdict was returned that death was due to hanging with suicidal intent.

Had Appendicitis

Two years ago he underwent an operation for appendicitis and had never fully recovered. At times he was quite despondent, though he had continued to work for his brother-in-law up to the time of his death. He frequently complained and had acquired a habit of sending away for patent remedies, and in his room was found a bottle of patent medicine.

Left Home

Two years ago he left his home to reside with his brother-in-law and sister, and as he gained in strength from the operation did light work. His full recovery was looked for but some months ago he complained of not feeling well and if anything was gradually growing worse. He was not a young man to go out much and only went home every now and then for a visit. He is survived by his father, Bernard Pitt, his step-mother and four brothers.

The funeral will be held on Saturday.


Mrs. Roswell {Margaret Nehrlich} Cobert Pickett - The Sheboygan Press - May 16, 1918
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Impressive Rites Held At Funeral Of Mrs. Pickett

The funeral of Mrs. Roswell Cobert Pickett, formerly Miss Margaret Nehrlich, was held at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the home of her mother, Mrs. Guido Nehrlich, 1816 N. Seventh street. Miss Mary Brown, Christian Science reader conducted the services. A large number of relatives and friends attended, paying their last tribute to the deceased. A quartet composed of D. D. Rowlands, Mrs. Ed. Sinz, Mrs. Radolinsky and Arthur Kaepler rendered several hymns, accompanied by Miss Elsie Lohmann on the piano.

The room was filled with many beautiful floral tributes, indicating the high esteem in which Mrs. Pickett was held.

The pallbearers were: Fred Hensel, Henry Hillemann, Ray Van Handel, Ray Bodenstein, Carl Heinecke, and Robert Meves. Interment was made in Wildwood cemetery.

The following were among those from out-of-town who attended the funeral: Mrs. Carrie Pickett, Leslie, Michigan; Professor Wilson of the University of Wisconsin, Madison; Hazel Stueltnagel, Milwaukee; the Misses Marion Mc Cabe, Mary Fowler, Eddina Douma, Madison; Mrs. Herman Maschmeyer and daughter, Martha, Milwaukee; Mrs. Fred Kleineschay, Milwaukee; Miss Lizette Freyburg, Madison; Mr. and Mrs. William Watterman, Plymouth, and Miss Ruth Chamberlain, Chicago.


Mrs. Arno Pfrang - The Sheboygan Press
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Mrs. Arno Pfrang, 74, of 304 Elizabeth St., Plymouth, died at Plymouth Hospital early Sunday morning after a short illness.

She was born in Plymouth, Sept. 26, 1897, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wickmann.

She was married to Henry Schuette on July 20, 1916, at Waukegan, Ill., after which the couple lived in Detroit and Waldo before moving to Plymouth. Mr. Schuette died in 1964.

She was married to Mr. Pfrang at Plymouth on Nov. 5, 1965.

She was a member of the Plymouth Chapter of the Service Star Legion, serving as the group's state historian, and its Star Point Remembrance. She was also a member of the Plymouth Golden Agers and Homemakers clubs.

Survivors are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. August {Irene} Gumtow of Plymouth, and Mrs. Hilton {Helen} Slunker of Cascade; a son, Henry Schuette, Plymouth; a stepson, Jack Pfrang, Plymouth; three stepdaughters, Miss Joyce Pfrang, Janesville, Mrs. Andrew {Joanne} Rogers, Plymouth, and Mrs. Warren {Judith} Schwa??dnt, Hubertus; 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Hugh Toelg, Winter Park, Fla.

She was preceded in death by four daughters, two sons and a sister.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Plymouth. The Rev. G. A. Karpinsky, associate pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at Plymouth.

Friends may call at the Wittkopp Funeral Home from 2 p.m. Tuesday until 11 a.m. Wednesday and at the church from noon until time of service.

The Service Star Legion will conduct a memorial service at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Members of the Golden Agers, Mission Circle, Service Star Legion and Plymouth Homemakers are asked to meet at the church at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday to attend the service as a group.

A memorial has been established in Mrs. Pfrang's name.


Paul A. Ploetz - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - January 5, 1968 - p.8
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Paul A. Ploetz, 77, of Cincinnati, Ohio, a retired Sheboygan painting contractor, died Thursday morning after collapsing on a Cincinnati street. He had been living in Cincinnati with his son, Robert, for the past four years.

He formerly lived at 2121 Cleveland Ave. in Sheboygan.

Born in Sheboygan March 7, 1890, a son of the late Ferdinand and Mary Ploetz, he married the former Ella Kellner at Holy Name Catholic Church on may 8, 1912. She died in 1948.

Mr. Ploetz worked as a painter in Sheboygan all his life until retiring in 1955.

He was a charter member of St. Dominic's Catholic Church, serving as its first treasurer, and a former member of its Holy Name Society, a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, a life-member of the Sheboygan Gymnastic Association {Turners}, and a life-member of Painters and Decorators Local 316.

Survivors include four sons, Herbert and Francis, both of Sheboygan, Air Force Col. Fred, Sherman, Tex., and Robert, Cincinnati, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph {Marion} Sauer, Milwaukee, and Mrs. Quirine Themar, Sheboygan; 31 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, William, Albuquerque, N.M., and two sisters, Mrs. Toby Gunderson, Sheboygan, and Mrs. Robert Oglan, Prescott, Ariz.

A son, a brother, and two sisters preceded him in death.

The funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Dominic's Catholic Church. The Rev. Cyril Volz, pastor, will be celebrant. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Brief family rites will precede the Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the Gerend-Habermann Funeral Home.

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

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


Herbert Ploetz - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - December 22, 1978 - p.14
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Herbert Ploetz, Former Deputy Fire Chief, Dies

Herbert Ploetz, 65, of 2215 Cooper Ave., a retired Sheboygan deputy fire chief, died at his home Thursday night.

He was born April 7, 1913, in Sheboygan, a son of Paul and Ella Kellner Ploetz, attended Holy Name Catholic School and graduated from Central High School.

On June 13, 1936, he married Gladys Skarda at Holy Name Catholic Church.

Mr. Ploetz joined the Sheboygan Fire Department Jan. 1, 1939 and was promoted to lieutenant in July, 1952; to captain five years later; to second assistant chief in March, 1966; to battalion chief in April, 1969, and in 1970 was named deputy chief. He retired on March 23, 1973, due to failing health.

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

Surviving are his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas {Karen} Roess of Plymouth, Minn., and Mrs. Thomas {Kathleen} Dassow of Sheboygan; five grandchildren; two brothers, Francis of Sheboygan and Robert, Cincinnati, Ohio, and two sisters, Mrs. Jack Napotnik of Sheboygan, and Mrs. Joe Sauer of Cincinnati, Ohio. He was preceded by an infant son and two brothers.

A memorial funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Dominic Catholic Church.

Upon his request the body was donated to medical science at the University of Wisconsin Medical School.

A memorial fund has been established in Mr. Ploetz's name for the American Heart Association and St. Dominic Catholic Church.


John Pongratz, Jr. - The Sheboygan Press - about 1971
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John Pongratz Jr., 63, of 1314 S. 23rd St., died at St. Nicholas Hospital Monday afternoon following a brief illness.

Born in Sheboygan Falls, June 23, 1908, he was a son of Mrs. Rose and the late John Pongratz.

On Sept. 30, 1933, he married Agnes Becker in Sheboygan.

Mr. Pongratz had been employed by Kohler Co. for 40 years and was a member of the Kohler Quarter Century Club.

He was a member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church.

Survivors are his wife; his mother, Sheboygan; one son, Dennis, Sheboygan; five sisters, Mrs. LaVerne Bentz and Mrs. Frank Brotz, both of Sheboygan; Mrs. William Schneider of Sheboygan Falls, Mrs. Alvin Fenton of Oostburg and Mrs. Henry Siebert of Hartford.

He was preceded in death by a sister.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at St. Andrew Church, the Rev. John Hagen, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery.

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


Anthony Pribbernow - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - June 16, 1999 - p.A2
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Anthony {Tony} Pribbernow, 31, of Sheboygan, died Tuesday, June 15, 1999 at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Wauwatosa. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Ramm-Ziegler-Novak-Rettke Funeral Home, Northside Chapel.

The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - June 17, 1999 - p.A2

Anthony {Tony} R. Pribbernow, age 31, of Sheboygan, died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 15, 1999 at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Wauwatosa.

Tony was born June 20, 1967 in Sheboygan and was the son of Robert and Katherine {Bricco} Pribbernow. He attended Washington School and Sheboygan North High School.

He had been previously employed at Franzen LithoScreen Inc. and was currently employed at J. L. French Co.

Tony enjoyed fishing, golfing, camping and cooking and especially enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews. He was an avid footbal and NASCAR racing fan.

He is survived by his loving family which includes his parents, two sisters and brothers-in-law, three brothers and sisters-in-law, his nieces and nephews. Tony is further survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, June 18, 1999 at St. Dominic Catholic Church. Rev. James A. Jarumbo, pastor, will be celebrant. Burial will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Friends may call at Ramm-Ziegler-Novak-Rettke Funeral Home, Northside Chapel, 726 Michigan Ave. from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and at the church on Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass. A vigil will be held at 7 p.m. this evening. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Tony's name.

Tony's family would like to express a special thank you to the staff and, especially Tina Wallner, Diane Schuh, Fred Miller and Rev. Ron Matter of Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center Emergency Department for their compassionate care.

One More Day

Why does it have to be this way?
Can't he have just one more day?
One more day to see the sun
But I guess his days were done.
Why does it have to be like this?
Can't God see that he is missed?
Can't He see us all in pain?
Can't He see us going insane?
Oh how I'll miss the great times with him
My memories I hope won't grow dim.
I'll always remember the great time we've had
When I think of him, I'll be so sad.
Now one more time I will say,
"Why can't he have just one more day?"

-by his niece, Danielle.


August Plautz - November 27, 1942
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August Plautz Passes Away Here After An Illness

Plymouth, Wis - August Plautz, 72, passed away at the St. Nicholas hospital, Sheboygan, at 2:30 a.m. today. He had been ill for several weeks.

Born Aug. 25, 1870, in North Milwaukee, he was married to Emelia Gumtow in 1901 and the family resided in and around Plymouth since that time, where he was employed as a section hand for the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad. After his retirement he resided with his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Aldon Lieske in Sheboygan.

Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Mathew {Frieda} Ferguson and Miss Lillian of Plymouth, Mrs. Francis {Alanda} Skelton of Town Mitchell, and Mrs. Aldon {Edna} Lieske of Sheboygan; a son, Pvt. Henry Plautz of Camp Colby, Miss.; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two brothers, Herman of Cascade, and Charles of Milwaukee; a sister, Mrs. Otto Roehl of Dundee. His wife died in 1930 and two daughters also preceeded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Wittkopp Funeral home, the Rev. Edward Schmidt of St. Paul's Lutheran church, Sheboygan, officiating, and burial will be made in Woodlawn cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning Sunday at 3 p.m.

Conduct Rites At Plymouth For August Plautz

Plymouth - Funeral services for August Plautz who passed away at St. Nicholas hospital in Sheboygan, were held Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Wittkopp Funeral home in this city. The Rev. Edward Schmidt of the St. Paul's Luterhan church, Sheboygan, officiated and burial was made in the Woodlawn cemetery.

During the services Miss {?} Dietsch, accompanied by Miss Hildegard Wilson sang Beautiful Isle of Somewhere and Rock of Ages.

The pallbearers were Henry Grossheim, Almond Kolpin, Edwin Breitzman, Herbert Roehl, Henry Schuette and Walter Gumtow.


Herman C. Plautz - Friday - August 24, 1990
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Herman C. Plautz of West Bend died Friday, Aug. 24, at the age of 83 years.

He was born July 10, 1907, in the Town of Mitchell in Sheboygan County, where he grew up.

After his marriage to Leona L. Schulz at St. John Lutheran Church, Cascade, on Aug. 30, 1930, they settled in West Bend, where he was employed at the West Bend Company, until retiring in 1972. His wife preceded in death on Dec. 22, 1972.

Survivors include one sister, Amanda Engleman of Pittsville, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be Monday, Aug. 27, at 2:30 p.m. at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, corner of Sixth and Decorah, West Bend. Rev. Geroge Mumm will officiate. Burial in Washington County Memorial Park. Visitation at the church only, Monday, from 1:30 p.m. until services.


Henry W. Plautz - January 4, 1972
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Henry W. Plautz, 60, a resident of the American Club at Kohler died Tuesday afternoon at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital of an apparent heart attack. He had been admitted to the hospital earlier in the day.

He was born Dec. 30, 1911 in the Town of Plymouth, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. August Plautz and attended St. John Lutheran School at Plymouth.

Mr. Plautz was a veteran of World War II and served with the U.S. Army in the European Theater. He was employed at the Kohler Co. for over 30 years and was a member of the Ambelang-Ebelt-Lau American Legion Post No. 386 of Cascade.

Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Frieda Ferguson and Miss Lillian Plautz, both of Plymouth.

He was preceded in death by five sisters, two half-brothers and a half-sister.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wittkopp Funeral Home, Plymouth, with the Rev. G.A. Karpinsky, associate pastor of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Plymouth Woodlawn Cemetery.


Mr. Plautz - Thursday - August 13, 1908
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Found Dead In The Woods

Mr. Plautz, father of Herman and August Plautz of this city was found dead in the woods near his home at Dundee, Thursday morning, Aug. 13. He had gone to visit his son in that section on Tuesday and left there in the evening, nothing being seen of him until his body was found in the woods. He was 70 years of age and is survived by his wife and five children. The funeral was held Friday.

{Note-this is Carl Plautz}


Wilhelmina Plautz - Saturday - December 5, 1914
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Mortuary Mention

Mrs. Wilhelmina Plautz, aged 73 years and 11 months, died at the home of her son Charles in the town of Osceola last Saturday, old age being given as the cause of death. Deceased was born in Germany in 1841. Coming to this country in her early years, she settled in the town of Lyndon, where she resided until a few years ago, when she took up her home with her son in Osceola. Her husband preceded her in death six years ago. Deceased is survived by three sons, Herman of the town of Lyndon, Charles of the town of Osceola, and August, who resides in this city. The body was brought to this city for interment Tuesday, services being held at the Lutheran church, the Lutheran minister from Dundee officiating. Burial was made in Union cemetery.

{Note-this is Wilhelmina Lang, wife of Carl Plautz}


Lillian Plautz - Wednesday - December 13, 1972
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Miss Lillian Plautz, 68, of 1204 N. Main St., Belvidere, Ill., a former Plymouth resident, died Wednesday evening at St. Joseph Hospital, Belvidere, of a cerebral hemorrhage.

She was born Aug. 22. 1904, at Plymouth, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. August Plautz.

Miss Plautz was a former employe of Stokely Van Camp Inc., Plymouth.

Since last May, she had made her home with a niece and nephew, Mr. and Mrs. Roman Miley of Belvidere.

Survivors are nieces and nephews.

Four sisters and three brothers preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Wittkopp Funeral Home, Plymouth, with the Rev. Robert Wudy, associate pastor of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Plymouth, officiating. Burial will be in Plymouth Woodlawn Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday, until the time of services.


Herman Plautz, Sr. - Saturday - April 5, 1947
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Herman Plautz, Sr., Dies Sunday After An Illness

Cascade - Herman Plautz, Sr., passed away Sunday evening at his home in Cascade, following a one month illness. He was born on Sept. 12, 1873, in Milwaukee, the son of Karl and Wilhemina Plautz.

On Feb. 5, 1893, he was married to Mathilda Torke at St. John's Lutheran church in Plymouth. The couple lived in Plymouth for 10 years and later operated a farm in this county. They lived at Forest Junction for a time and for the past 22 years have resided in Cascade.

He is survived by the widow and three daughters: Mrs. Carl {Rose} Spradau of Plymouth, Mrs. Arthur {Amanda} Engelman of Pittsville, and Mrs. Edwin {Esther} Breitzman of Cascade. One son, Herman, Jr., of West Bend, survives, with 26 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Emma Roehl of Dundee, and a brother, Charles, of Milwaukee. Three daughters, Olga, Edna and Minnie, preceded him in death, as did three sisters and a brother.

Funeral services will be held at the St. Paul's Lutheran church in Cascade at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, with the Rev. H.I. Nauman officiating. Burial will be made in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Wittkopp Funeral home in Plymouth from 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, and at the church from Wednesday noon to the time of services.

Herman Plautz Sr. Laid To Rest Following Rites

Cascade - Funeral services for Herman Plautz, Sr., 73, who died Saturday at his home here, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's Lutheran church, following a short service at the Plautz home.

The Rev. H.I. Nauman, pastor, officiated and burial was made in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers, all grandsons of the deceased, were Eugene Spradau, Gilbert and Arthur Bauman, Eldon and Robert Engelman and Robert Breitzmann.

During the services at the church, Mrs. Harold Schmidt sang two solo selections, "Nearer My God To Thee, and "Abide With Me", and the congregation sang "I Am But a Stranger Here." Mrs. Martin Rosche was the organ accompanist.

Attending the rites from away were Mr. and Mrs. Gene Beffel, Mr. and Mrs. George Torke, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Rodman, Mrs. William Walters, E. Rodman, Hugo Rodman and Miss Phyllis Breitzmann, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Engelman and family, Pittsville; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Plautz, Jr., West Bend; Mr. and Mrs. Otto Roehl, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Roehl, Mr. and Mrs. Vilas Roehl and Mrs. Frank Backhaus, Dundee; Mr. and Mrs. A. Bauman and family, Calvary; William Bauman, Roland, William and Allen Bauman, Mr. and Mrs. G. Bauman and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fiebig, Eden, and others from surrounding county communities.


Mathilda Plautz - Saturday - August 29, 1953
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Mrs. Mathilda Plautz, 87, passed away at 8:30 a.m. today at St. Nicholas Hospital. She had been ill for several weeks.

Nee Torke, she was born in the town of Sherman on March 29, 1866, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Torke. On Feb. 5, 1891, she was married at Plymouth to Herman Plautz.

The couple made their home in Plymouth, Forest Junction and Cascade. Prior to her illness she had made her home with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Spradau, Plymouth. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Cascade.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Carl {Rose} Spradau of Plymouth, Mrs. Arthur {Amanda} Engleman of Pittsville, and Mrs. Edwin {Edna} Breitzman of Cascade; one son, Herman Plautz, of West Bend; 26 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Otto Torke, of Anoke, Minn.

Her husband and three daughters preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Cascade. The Rev. Henry Naumann, pastor, will officiate, and burial will be made in the church cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the Wittkopp Funeral home, Plymouth, from 2 p.m., Sunday, until 11 a.m., Monday, when it will be removed to the church to lie in state from Monday noon until the hour of services.

Funeral Follow-Up

Funeral services for Mrs. Matilda Plautz, 87, who passed away at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Nicholas Hospital, Sheboygan, were held Monday afternoon at 2:00 at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Cascade. The Rev. Henry I. Naumann, officiated. During the services Mrs. Harold Schmidt sang "I'm But a Stranger Here", and "What a Friend We Have In Jesus", was sung by the congregation. Mrs. Elmer Weinhold, was the accompanist.

Burial was in the church cemetery with the following grandsons as pallbearers: Eugene Spradau, Eldon Engleman, Roland and Allan Bauman and Donald and David Breitzman.

Mrs. Plautz had always been exceptionally well for her advanced years until a year ago last July, whe nshe {sic} had the misfortune to fall in the home of one of her daughters and break her hip. For nine months she was a patient at Plymouth Hospital, then at the Enders convalescent home, Glenbeulah, for a while before going to the Carl Spradau's home, Plymouth prior to being a patient at St. Nicholas Hospital.

The Mission Circle of the church, served a supper to more than 125 relatives following the services.


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Magdalene Pirolo
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Mrs. Magdalene Pirolo, 89, a former Sheboygan resident, died Wednesday, Sept 30, 1992 in Westminster, Calif.

The former Magdalene Erbach was born April 13, 1903, in Sheboygan, the daughter of the late Fredrich and Amalie Lamprecht Erbach, who came to Sheboygan from Germany in 1892. She attended local schools and the Sheboygan Business College.

Magdalene was the secretary to the president of the former Security First National Bank for nine and one-half years.

In 1932, she married the Rev. Nicholas Pirolo. Rev. Pirolo was the pastor at the former Sheboygan Tabernacle, now the First Assembly of God Church. The couple, with their family, traveled and ministered to churches throughout the United States. Her husband preceded her in death in 1946.

Following the death of her husband, she was employed at Wagner Ins. Co. for many years. In 1960, she moved to California and was secretary to the president of Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Calif. until her retirement.

Mrs. Pirolo was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Santa Ana for over 30 years, where she served as president of the Women’s Ministries.

A highlight of her life was the period of time she did mission work in Quito, Ecuador.

Survivors include four sons {All residing in California}, three daughters, {One residing in the state of Washington, the other two residing in California}; 21 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.

Funeral services will be held Friday, 1 p.m. at Ballhorn Funeral Chapels. The Rev. Philip Wannenmacher. Pastor of the Central Assembly of God Church in Springfield, Mo., former pastor of First Assembly of God Church in Sheboygan and the Rev. Edwin R. Homer, pastor of First Assembly of God Church, Sheboygan, will officiate. Burial will take place in Wildwood Cemetery. Friends may call at Ballhorns from noon on Friday, until the time of services.

Funeral services were also held Oct 2 in Santa Ana, Calif. The Rev Albert Vaters and the Rev Warren Wiles, the pastors, officiated.


Henry Pape - Nebraska State Journal - Nebraska - December 31, 1944
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With Photo

Henry Pape, an attendant at the state hospital the past ten years, died Wednesday night, Dec. 26, at the age of 82 years, 9 months and 15 days. Mr. Pape was born on March 12, 1862, at Sheboygan Wis. He moved to Nebraska in 1898. For many years he was engaged in the merchandising business at Genoa, Hooper and Creston, Neb., moving to Lincoln in 1922.

Surviving are his wife, Gertrude; two daughters, Mrs. Ray Ryerson and Mrs. Shirley Clark, both of Denver; a sister, Mrs. John Bessinger, Sheboygan, and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Dec. 30. Burial was in Hooper.


Nicholas Perolo - Wellsboro Agitator - Wellsboro, Pennsylvania - November 6, 1946
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Flying Evangelist Killed

Elba, N.Y. - A man tentatively identified by State Police as Rev. Nicholas Perolo, Sheboygan, Wis., known as the "Flying Evangelist," was killed Monday when his plane crashed in a field west of Elba.

Dr. Irwin A. Cole, Genesee County Coroner, said there was "little question" of the identity.

The Coroner stated he had learned that Rev. Pirolo was due to speak Monday in Wellsboro.


Charles Pestien - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - June 1, 1942 - p.2
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Charles Pestien is Called to Rest After an Illness. Charles Pestien, 79, of 1809 N. Twelfth street, died Friday at 2:15 p.m. at his home after an illness of several months. Born May 15, 1863, in Manitowoc county, he was the son of Fred and Sophie Pestien. He spent his early days in Manitowoc county and in 1888 came to this city. He started out as a carpenter, later became a carpenter-contractor and retired from active work 10 years ago. He was a former member of the local carpenters’ union. On Dec. 28, 1896, he married Wilhelmine Sinner, who survives him with three daughters and one son, Esther at home, Mabel of Green Bay, Victor of Lawrenceburg, Ind., and Mrs. Gertrude Kastelic; city, a brother, Fred of this city, and a sister, Mrs. Sophie Johnson, Bismark, N.Dak. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Ballhorn Funeral chapels, the Rev. E.R. Krueger officiating with burial in Wildwood cemetery. The body can be viewed at the funeral home.

The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - June 3, 1942 - p.4

Charles Pestien is Laid to Rest.


Funeral services for Charles Pestien, 79, who passed away at his home, 1809 N. Twelfth street on Friday were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels. The Rev. E.R. Krueger, pastor of St. John’s Evangelical church officiated and burial was made in Wildwood cemetery. Pallbearers were L.S. Halverson, W. Miesfeld, Frank Kotnik, Jr., A. Phieme, H.F. Meyer and Louis Kastelic.


Wilhelmine Suzanne Pestien - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - November 26, 1958 - p.4
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Mrs. Suzanne Pestien, 85, widow of Charles Pestien, of 1825 N. 5th St., died early today at Sunset Nursing Home following a brief illness. A native of Town Mosel, she was born April 8, 1873, a duaghter of the late Henry and Wilhelmine Sinner. She attended the district grade school and was confirmed at the Mosel Evangelical and Reformed Church. On Dec. 28, 1896, she was married to Charles Pestien and the couple lived in Sheboygan their entire lives. Mr. Pestien, who died on May 27, 1942, was a carpentar contractor. Following the death of her husband and until 2 1/2 years ago when she moved to the nursing home, Mrs. Pestien made her home in Sheboygan with a daughter, Miss Esther Pestien. Survivors include two other daughters, Mrs. J.W. {Mabel} Paulus of St. Petersburg, Fla., Mrs. Louis {Gertrude} Kastelic of Sheboygan; a son, Victor of Lombard, Ill.; four grandchildren; and a brother, Peter Sinner of Sheboygan. A brother also preceded her in death. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels. The Rev. August Grollmus, pastor of St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed Church, will officiate and burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral chapels after Friday noon.

The Sheboygan Press - Monday - December 1, 1958 - p.12

Funeral services for Mrs. Suzanne Pestien, 85, of 1825 N. 5th St., who died Wednesday, were held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels with the Rev. August Grollmus, pastor of St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed Church officiating. Burial was in Wildwood Cemetery. During the services Mrs. Henry Stawski and Mrs. Geroge Eichstaedt sang, “It is Well with My Soul” and “Beyond the Sunset.” Pallbearers were Daniel Zakrajsheck, Joseph and Edward Brunette, Raymond Modiz, Jack Napotnik and Steve Mickelson.


Rev. Nicholas Pirolo
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"Flying Evangelist" Of Sheboygan Killed

Airplane Crash In East Proves Fatal Monday To Rev. Nicholas Pirolo Of Superior Avenue

The Rev. Nicholas Pirolo, Sheboygan's "flying evangelist" died Monday in the plane he used to spread the gospel to all corners of the United States.

His single-engine, dual control army surplus trainer, christened "The World Mission," crashed into a rain-soaked cornfield two miles west of Elba in northwest New York. He died instantly.

The Rev. Nicolas Pirolo's wife and seven children reside in Sheboygan at 421 Superior Avenue. The victim was 39 years old.

New York state police theorized he lost his way in the rain and fog while enroute from Lockport, N.Y., to Wellsboro, Pa., where he was scheduled to address and evangelist meeting Monday night. An ordained minister of the Assemblies of God, he had been visiting and preaching at Lockport during the past week.

Complete Wreck

Witnesses reported that his plane, a Vultee BT-13A, zoomed back and forth over an area adjacent to the scene of the crash in apparent trouble, then knifed through the foggy overcast and nosedived into the field.

According to State Police Sgt. George F. Wood, the plane's nose and motor were buried deep into the ground about a mile from the nearest road. The ship was completely demolished.

Sgt. Wood said police spent several hours tearing the tangled steel frame of the plane apart to remove the body which was wedged in the crumpled cabin. The plane did not burn.

A verdict of "accidental death" was issued last night by Genessee county Coroner Irwin A. Cole.

Lester Jannain, a filling station proprietor at Elba, told police that farmers in the vicinity reported hearing a plane flying low over their homes just prior to the crash. Low hanging clouds, rain and fog hindered visibility, he said.

The Rev. Mr. Pirolo spent the past week with the Rev. Gordon R. Bender, pastor of the Pentecostal church at Lockport, and left Mr. Bender after the two had spent a half-hour on and area flight yesterday morning.

Left Here Monday

An airport official said the "sky parson" had taken off at Lee airport for Wellsboro in adverse weather conditions at noon. The crash occurred about 20 minutes later.

According to friends of the family in Sheboygan, the Rev. Mr. Pirolo left Sheboygan last Monday, flew directly to Lockport from his home and delivered sermons at the Lockport Gospel center this week. He was booked for a series of lecture meetings throughout New York and Pennsylvania through Dec, 1, and expected to return to spend the Christmas holidays with his family here.

In his first out-of-state flight last September, Mr. Pirolo piloted his plane to the east coast for a number of speaking engagements. Because he was so well received at Buffalo, N.Y., he remained in the east for more than three weeks to speak at churches in other western New York communities.

State Police said the body was identified by papers found in the wreckage and by the Rev. Mr. Bender who was summoned to the scene shortly after the crash. Arrangements were made last night for shipment of the body to Sheboygan for funeral services and burial.

Evangelist Pirolo received flying lessons last year from Melvin Thompson, Kohler, former pilot for the late Gov. Walter J. Kohler. He received his pilot's license in October 1945, and purchased the army surplus trainer to widen the scope of evangelistic work last spring.

Flew A Great Deal

During the summer months, Dr. Pirolo frequently piloted his plane to Waupaca, Wis., where he was instrumental in the building of the Spencer Lake Bible camp. He commuted frequently by plane between the Waupaca camp and Sheboygan, occasionally took his sons with him to help in the construction work.

Mrs. Pirolo made her first plane flight with her husband more than a week ago, just before Dr. Pirolo left for his lecturing tour in the east.

Dr. Pirolo was born at Chicago April 13, 1907, attended theological schools in Texas and California, and was married to Miss Magdelene Erbach of Sheboygan on Sept. 3, 1932, at Milwaukee.

He was ordained a preacher of the Assemblies of God on July 17, 1934, and recently described the organization as a 'vigorous, young church movement which is forcing its way into the favorable thinking of educated people everywhere." The Assemblies of God, with headquarters at Springfield, Mo., has an evangelistic staff of more than 600 all over the world.

An Author, lecturer and globetrotter, Dr. Pirolo visited Europe in 1933 to study the rise of fascism in the light of Bible prophecy, and upon his return to the United States toured the country with his family for seven years in a trailer home, lecturing and ministering at some 500 churches.

Was Pastor Here

A far-sighted student of the Scriptures and a keen analyst of international affairs, Dr. Pirolo warned years back that World War II was in the offing unless a change was instituted in the thinking of individuals and society in general.

He was the author of seven books, including "Kingdom of God" and "My Trip to Italy", and was a frequent contributor to religious publications. One of his books was digested and published in religious magazines that were carried into almost every foreign country.

Dr. Pirolo's last trip to the west coast as a traveling evangelist was two years ago, when he spoke at Portland, Ore. On his return to Sheboygan he served as supply pastor at Bethel Baptist church and at the Sheboygan Gospel Tabernacle while both congregations awaited the appointment of new pastors.

His Sheboygan home served as itinerary headquarters for the Italian Gospel Association, Inc., a missionary society established for the reviving of evangelical Christianity in Italy.

Had Many Hours

Mr. Thompson, manager of Kohler airport, estimated that Dr. Pirolo had completed between 200 and 250 hours of flying time prior to his last flight. He said the plane was a sister-ship to the one piloted by William Schmitt, Sheboygan, which crashed into the harbor here last September.

Survivors include the widow; four sons, Nathaniel, Phillip, Nicholas Paul and Cornelius; three daughters, Evangeline Ruth, Estelle Hope and Pauline Faith; his mother, Mrs. Rosina Pirolo, and a brother, Frank, both of Milwaukee, and a sister, Mrs. Harold Fischer, Sheboygan.

Funeral services have been tentatively planned for Friday at the Ballhorn Funeral chapel. Internment will be made in Wildwood cemetery.

Further particulars on the funeral arrangements will be published in Wednesday's edition of The Sheboygan Press.


Elizabeth Peterman - The Sheboygan Press - November 21, 1949
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Note: I am not related to Mrs. Elizabeth Peterman, I do not have any additional information on her or her family. I included this because it was a joint write-up involving a family member.

County Residents Are Killed In Accidents

Missionary and Father Lose Lives

Wisconsin Deer Hunting Mishaps Kill 4, Wound 24

Two Lives Are Lost In Deer Area

Residents of Black River and Erdman Prove Victims of Tragic Mishaps


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

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

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

Hit By Bullet

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

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

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

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

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

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

Inquest Held

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

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

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

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

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

Born in Town Sheboygan

Mr. Blindauer was born in the town of Sheboygan Dec. 3, 1903, the son of the late Joseph and Katherine Blindauer. He attended Holy Name school and was married to Elsie Wettstein, of Charlesburg, at St. Dominic's church Aug. 24, 1933, by the Rev. George J, Knackert. Mrs. Blindauer died Feb. 26, 1939.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Plans for the funeral will be announced Tuesday.


Esther Pestien - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - February 5, 1985 - p.4
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Esther Pestien, 86, formerly of 1825 N. Fifth St. and a resident of Sunny Ridge Nursing Home for 13 years died Monday afternoon at St. Nicholas Hospital. Miss Pestien was born March 29, 1898, in Sheboygan, daughter of Charles and Wilhelmina Sinner Pestien. She attended Sheboygan public schools. Miss Pestien was employed by Wisconsin Telephone Co. all of her adult life, and retired in 1964. She is survived by a brother, Victor Pestien of Lombard, Ill., and a sister, Mrs. Louis Kastelic of Sheboygan. A sister preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Ramm-Ziegler Fuenral Home. The Rev. Richard Matthies, Sheboygan County Institutional chaplain, will officiate. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home afrom 10 a..m. Thursday until the time of services. A memorial fund has been established in Miss Pestien’s name for the Sheboygan County Humane Society.


Herbert Pfeffer - Wilson County News - April 13, 2004
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Herbert A. Pfeffer, 99, of Port Orchard, died April 19, 2000, at Port Orchard Care Center. He was born April 4, 1901, in Port Orchard to Richard and Maria {Sinner} Pfeffer. He married Loraine Close on Nov. 26, 1972. Mr. Pfeffer was a farm boss at the Eau Claire County Hospital in Wisconsin for 20 years, moving with his family to Port Orchard in 1944. He was a machinist at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard until retirement in 1968. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Leona, in 1972; son Herbert in 1983; two sisters, Lydia Kallies and Elsie Ring; and two brothers, Alfred and Arnold. Survivors include his wife, of Port Orchard; stepsons Wayne Close of Tomah, Wis., and Phillip Close of Lakeville, Minn.; daughters Beverly Hammach of Bremerton, Harriet Pomerenk of Seattle, Dorothy Morrison of Port Orchard and Shirley Rhode of Elk River, Minn.; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rill Chapel. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Rill Chapel., followed by burial at Sunset Lane Cemetery in Port Orchard. Memorials may be made to Christ the Rock Community Church, Box 1336, Port Orchard, WA 98366; to Port Orchard Care Center, 2031 Pottery Ave., Port Orchard; or to any charity.


Bertha H. Petrie - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - December 30, 1993 - p.A2 - c.5
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Bertha H. Petrie, 74, of 737 Giddings Ave., Sehboygan Falls died on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1993, at Greendale Nursing Home in Sheboygan where she has resided for the past seven weeks.

Mrs. Petrie was born ion April 8, 1919 in Little Chute, Wis., the daughter of the late Adrian and Johanna Sanders VanRyte.

She married Irving J. Petrie on May 16, 1939 in Little Chute, Wis., He preceded her in death on Sept. 11, 1984. She had been employed at Krier Preserving Co. in Belgium for many years and more recently at Mayline Mfg. Co. in Sheboygan, until her retirement.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sheboygan Falls, its Christian Mothers, sang in the church choir, has been serving as treasurer of the Catholic War Veterans, member of UAW-CIO Auxiliary, volunteer at Rocky Knoll, active in the Sr. Center and sang in the chorus of Local 833 during the Kohler strike.

Survivors include eight daughters, Rita {Andrew} Ertl, Sheboygan; Mar Ann Knee, Sand Creek, Wis.; Karen Weisz, Andover, S.D.; Marlene {David} Essmann, Beaver Dam; Donna {Dennis} Schlichting, Sheboygan Falls; Bonnie {James} Menne, Sheboygan Falls; Maureen {Scott} Martin, Tomahawk; Darla {Mark} Peterson, Verona; four sons: Anthony {Nancy} Petrie, Appleton; Dennis {Barbara} Petrie, Sheboygan Falls; Daniel Petrie, Sheboygan; Adrian {Nancy} Petrie, Manhattan, Mont.; 32 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one sister, Gertrude {Andrew} VanHaaster, Anaheim, Calif. and one brother, Theodore {Gertrude} VanRyte, Detroit, Mich. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, three grandchildren, two sisters and three brothers.

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, Jan. 3, 1994, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Howard Johnson, pastor, as celebrant. The mass will be preceded by brief family services at the Huehns Funeral Home in Sheboygan Falls at 10 a.m. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the Huehns Funeral Home on Sunday, Jan. 2, 1994, from 4 p.m., until the time of services on Monday.

A parish vigil will be held at the funeral home on Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m.

A memorial fund will be established in her name.


Irving Petrie - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - September 12, 1984 - p.4 - c.4
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Irving Petrie, 68, of 737 Giddings Ave., Sheboygan Falls, died Tuesday at St. Nicholas Hospital.

He was born April 4, 1916, in Sherwood, a son of the late Leonard and Mary Benszchawel Petrie.

On May 16, 1939, he and Bertha VanRyte were married at Little Chute.

He worked at Kohler Co. for 40 years, retiring in May 1979.

Mr. Petrie was a member of St. Mary Catholic Parish, Sheboygan Falls, its Ushers Society, Senior Citizens Group and Golden Agers and the Kohler Co. Quarter Century Club.

Surviving are his wife, eight daughters, Mrs. Andrew {Rita} Ertl, Sheboygan, Mrs. Stanley {Mary Ann} Knee, St. Croix Falls, Mrs. Randolph {Karen} Weisz of Andover, S.D., Mrs. David {Marlene} Essmann of Beaver Dam, Mrs. Dennis {Donna} Schlichting and Mrs. James {Bonnie} Menne, both of Sheboygan Falls, Mrs. Scott {Maureen} Martin of Oshkosh and Miss Darla Petrie of Monona; four sons Anthony of Appleton, Dennis of Sheboygan Falls, Daniel of Sheboygan and Adrian of West. Yellowstone, Mont.; 26 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Bernita Funk of High Cliff, Mrs. Alice Krueger of Sheboygan Falls, Mrs. Janet Ferris of New Berlin, Mrs. Shirley Dobe of O'Fallon, Ill., and Mrs. Dorothy Preder of Everett, Wash., and three brothers, Paul and Anthony Petrie both of HIlbert, and Harold, Menasha. He was preceded in death by two sisters.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Sheboygan Falls, with the Rev. Jerome Stoll, pastor, celebrant, following family rites at 10 a.m. at the Huehns Funeral Home, Sheboygan Falls.

Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery.

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

A parish vigil will be held at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m Friday.


Leander P. Petrie - The Reporter - Fond du Lac WI - February 22, 1999
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Leander P. Petrie, 64, of Kiel, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center.

He was born on May 9, 1934, in Malone, a son of Frank and Dorothy Schmitz Petrie.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956.

On Sept. 20, 1958, he married Betty Olig at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Mount Calvary. The couple had celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with family and friends.

Leander owned and operated Kiel Feed Mill from 1960 to 1983, and owned Lee's Pallet Mfg. in Kiel from 1983 until his retirement in 1996.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, sturgeon spearing and bird watching, and was an avid sportsman.

He was a former member and supporter of many local conservation clubs.

He spent many hours with his dog, Tasha, his friend and companion.

Survivors include his wife, Betty; his children, 10 grandchildren, one sister-in-law, other relatives and many close friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Francis Petrie.

Services: A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. George Catholic Church in Elkhart Lake. The Rev. Daniel Lasecki will officiate. Brief family rites will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Meiselwitz-Vollstedt funeral Home in Kiel. Burial will be at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Kiel. Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the time of family rites Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in his name.


Catherine Paulsen - No Newspaper Listed - September - 1920
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Mrs. Catherine Paulsen, mother of village president A. A. Paulsen passed away at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs G. A. Kraemer in Elkhart Lake, last Thursday morning, after a very brief illness. Hardening of the arteries was the cause of death.

Mrs. Paulsen was one of the pioneer women of New Holstein, where she resided many years.

Catherine Edens was born March 11, 1839, in Wesselburen, Germany. At the age of 19 years she came to America with some friends directly to New Holstein, where she found an asyl{sic} in the homes of Jensen and Griem. Three years after her arrival in America she was married to August Paulsen in New Holstein, where they resided on the Paulsen farm until 1894.

Her husband preceded her in death 31 years ago and she could never entirely recover from the shock of his untimely death but mourned him to the last. 25 years ago she removed her home to Elkhart Lake, where she erected an addition to the home of her son-in-law, G. A. Kraemer which she occupied until her death. She reached the ripe age of 81 years, 6 months and 5 days. She is survived by the following children: August A. Paulsen of Kiel; Wilhelmine Kraemer, wife of G. A Kraemer, Elkhart Lake; Ella, wife of W. F. Pinnow of Chilton; Helen, wife of Walter Stark of Elkhart Lake and Chilton; and Arthur W. Paulsen of Milwaukee. One son, Ernst Paulsen, preceded her in death 10 years ago. He was then the Probate Judge of Calumet county.

Mrs. Paulsen was a woman of sterling traits of character and was recognized as one of the prominent citizens of the community in which she lived since childhood. She was an excellent wife and mother, a good neighbor and a true friend. Her home was one of refinement and in it she dispensed the genuine hospitality for which the pioneer settlers were noted, to all who came.

The funeral was held Sunday afternoon and was largely attended. Interment was in the family lot in the New Holstein cemetery. Rev. Zeh of St. Peters church of Rhine officiated.


Helmuth Plagemann - No Newspaper Listed - 1926
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Helmuth Plagemann, aged 63 years, a patient in the Whitewater sanitarium for over a year, died at the home of his son, Henry in the town of Newton on Friday. The funeral was held from the Emmanuel church of the town of Herman, in charge of Rev. Funk.


Ralph Pitsch - The Sheboygan Press - April 8, 2002
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Ralph W. Pitsch, 69, of 2814 Wedemeyer St., went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, April 6, 2002, following a courageous two-year battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Ralph was born on Oct. 6, 1932, in Sheboygan, a son of the late Joseph and Margaret {Altenberger} Pitsch. He attended Kiel area schools. Ralph served with the Coast Guard from 1952 until 1954.

On June 26, 1954, he was united in marriage to Ruby McCabe at St. Fidelis Catholic Church in the Town of Meeme. He had been employed at the Kohler Company for 40 years, retiring in 1994.

Ralph was gifted with his hands and had a special talent for woodworking. He had a fantastic sense of humor, gardened and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. Ralph was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church and the Kohler Quarter Century Club.

With Ralph family was first. He was a dovoted husband and loving father.

{Survivors omitted for privacy}

Mass of Christian Burial for Ralph will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church with the Rev. Edward Monroe CSsR., associate pastor, as celebrant. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Novak-Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th St. on Monday evening from 4 until 8 p.m. and at the church, North 8th and Huron Avenue, on Tuesday morning from 9:30 until the time of Mass. A vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

In preference to flowers a memorial fund has been established in Ralph's name for Holy Family School.

Ralph's family wishes to extend a grateful and heartfelt thanks to the staff of Community Home Health and Hospice of St. Nicholas Hospital for the loving care and concern given Ralph and his family.

"The Millionaire"

While driving home from work one day, My total wealth I did survey.
My Mortgaged home and ancient car. A bank account not up to par.
Funiture from which I fear, we may not get another year.
The TV set with stamp-size screen, carpets with the well-worn sheen.
Two suits of clothes not quite threadbare. "All-purpose" shoes that need repair.
Sadly then I saw my plight. After 20 years of toil and flight.
My Treasure Chest was some-what small, with house and car and clothes and all.
On I drove trance-like I fear, when suddenly my house was near.
"Your daddy's home" I heard her cry. As eight pairs of feet went rushing by.
And smothered in arms and curly hair. I knew that I was a Millionaire!
William G. Wood


Philip Platz - No Newspaper Listed
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Philip Platz Dies at Hospital on July 4

Funeral services for Philip Platz, 88, were held from the St. Peter Evangelical and Reformed church Saturday, with the Rev. E. Fledderjohn in charge. He had been hospitalized in Sheboygan since an accident June 17. His death occurred early Wednesday morning.

He was born Nov. 13, 1868 in the town of Rhine, a son of John and Katherine Platz. On October 25, 1895, he was married to Katherine Jung who passed way in 1902. In October, 1907, he was married to Helena Barth, who preceded him in death in 1932.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. William Neils, town of Rhine, with whom he made his home the past few years; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one brother, Leonard of the town of Rhine.

One son, Robert, two daughters in infancy, four brothers and five sisters preceded him in death.


Oris Polster - No Newspaper Listed
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One Killed, One Injured Over The Week-End

Oris Polster, 28, a resident of Sheboygan, and born in Russell, met with sudden death in Sheboygan Saturday evening when the car he was driving at an alleged rate of 40 miles an hour crashed into another automobile. His wife, a daughter of William Hartmann, until recently a farm owner near here, and his 7-month-old daughter escaped with only minor injuries. He was rushed to a hospital, but he died within an hour, without regaining consciousness. He sustained a crushed skull and a crushed chest.

On Sunday Mrs. Henry Schuler of near Elkhart Lake, the mother of Mrs. O. L. Mertens of this city, called on the wife and child at the hospital, according to Mrs. Mertens, and found the survivors of the mishap recovering from the shock of the tragedy.

The victim of the crash was born Jan. 25, 1901, in the town of Russell, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Polster, now of Elkhart Lake, who survive him. Last October he was married to Miss Agnes Hartmann.

Besides his parents, he leaves to mourn his unexpected passing a sister, Mrs. J. E. Stauss, of the town of Greenbush, and a brother, Louis Polster of the town of Russell. He was a member of the fraternal order of Eagles of Sheboygan, where he was employed as carpenter.

Funeral services where held on Tuesday afternoon at Elkhart Lake, with services at 1:30 from the home of his parents, and at the St. Paul Evangelical church there, with the Rev. Mr. Klingeberger performing the last rites.

The deceased was well know to many Kiel people.


Infant Preisinger - Sheboygan Herald - Saturday - December 1, 1906 - Part 2
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The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Preisinger, of 1414 Virginia avenue, died Monday morning, at the age of two weeks.


Mrs. George Prange - Sheboygan County News - Wednesday - June 11, 1913 - P.1
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Mrs. George Prange of the town of Sheboygan Falls, died on Monday, June 9, of consumption, aged 31 years. She leaves her husband and two children, Elna and Norman, also her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Nohl, two brothers and one sister. The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon, the Rev. Mr. Vriesen officiating.


Mrs. Joseph Posenell {Pozenel} - Sheboygan County News - Wednesday - June 11, 1913 - P.1
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Mrs. Joseph Posenell, of 324 N. Water street, died Sunday morning, June 8, at St. Nicholas hospital, death being due to an abscess on the lungs. She was 29 years old.

Sheboygan Herald - Saturday - June 14, 1913

Mrs. Johanna Pozenel


Mrs. Johanna Pozenel, wife of Joseph Pozenel died on Sunday at St. Nicholas hospital, at the age of twenty-eight. The funeral was held Tuesday forenoon from St. Ciril and Methodius church, and the interment was in the North Side Catholic cemetery.

Mrs. Pozenel is survived by her husband and two small children.


Elizabeth Pfrang - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - November 10, 1941 - P.4 - C.4
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Mrs. Pfrang of Town Plymouth Is Called To Rest

Plymouth – Special - Mrs. Charles R. Pfrang, 71, passed away at her home in the town of Plymouth at midnight Sunday after an illness of six months. Nee Elizabeth Roltgen, she was born July 18, 1870, in the town of Osceola, Fond du Lac county, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bartholomew Roltgen. She married Charles R. Pfrang, Nov. 9, 1892, at Our Lady of Angels church at Osceola. Survivors are her husband, three children, Mrs. Henry {Celia} Wesling, Mrs. Joseph {Celeste} Wesling and George, all of the town of Plymouth, three grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. Nicholas Lorge and Mrs. George Pfrang, of Plymouth, and Mrs. Catherine Graham, of Eden. Mrs. Pfrang was a member of the Christian Mothers society of St. John the Baptist Catholic church here. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Wittkopp Funeral home, and at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic church. The Rev. A.J. July will officiate, and burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 p.m. Wednesday until time of services.


Agnes L. Popp - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - August 18, 1956 - P.6 - C.4
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Mrs. Agnes L. Popp, 66, a resident of the Anna M. Reiss Home since 1953, died early Friday afternoon after an illness of three weeks. A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schockmel, she was born May 5, 1890, in the Town of Greenbush, and attended rural schools. She was married to Louis Popp at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at Plymouth on June 24, 1912. The couple settled in Sheboygan Falls after their marriage, then moved to Sheboygan and later operated a farm in the Town of Greenbush. Mr. Popp died July 1, 1940. Following his death, his wife moved to Plymouth until 1943 when she returned to Sheboygan to maker her home. She lived at the Anna Reiss Home for the past three years. Mrs. Pop was a member of St. Dominic’s Church and the Christian Mothers Society of the parish. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Milton Rowe, of the Town of Mosel; one granddaughter; three sisters, Mrs. Theodore Wolters of Sheboygan, Miss Nora Schockmel of Madison, and Mrs. Theresa Montgomery, Oshkosh, and three brothers, Lawrence and Dennis Schockmel of Greenbush, and Frank of Glenbeulah. One son, infant twin daughters, tow brothers and a sister also preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels and at 9 a.m. at St. Anne’s Chapel in the Anna M. Reiss Home. The Rev. Harry H. Winkler, SDS, will be the celebrant of the requiem high mass. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery at Plymouth. The body will lie in state at the funeral chapel after noon Sunday.

The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - August 21, 1956 - P.10 - C.6

Funeral services for Mrs. Agnes Lillian Popp, 66, resident of the Anna M. Reiss Home who died Friday were held Monday at 9 a.m. in St. Ann’s Chapel, Anna M. Reiss Home following brief rites at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels. The Rev. Harold H. Winkler S.D.S. was celebrant of the requiem high mass and conducted the burial in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Plymouth. The mass was sung by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis. Pallbearers were Wilbert Casper, Jay Prindiville, Elmer Klueger, Gerald Schockmel, Melvin Hansmann and Richard Hau.


Louis Popp, Sr. - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - July 9, 1940 - P.2 - C.5
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Louis Popp Sr. Is Laid To Rest After Last Rites

Greenbush, Wis. - Funeral services for Louis Popp, Sr. were held last Thursday morning at the St. John the Evangelist Catholic church in Plymouth, the Rev. Fr. Clifford officiating. Interment was I n the Plymouth cemetery. The pallbearers were William Russert, William Dreps, Fred Fesing, Frank Herber, John Miller and Carl Popp.

Coming from out-of-town to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Albert Popp, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Popp, Miss Irene Drott, Mrs. Roland Raulands, Mrs. Julia Goedtke and son, Harold, of Elkhart Lake; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kreiser, Millhome; Miss Nora Schockmel, Ashford; Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Wolters, Michael Carolan, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Godfrey, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rowe, Fred Rowe, Mr. and Mrs. George Wunch, Mr. and Mrs. John Miller, William Dreps, Fred Fesing, William Russert, Frank Herber, Ed. Blindauer, Raymond Thiel and Carl Poppe of Sheboygan.

Mrs. Martha Carolan, Waldo; Mr. and Mrs. James Godfrey, Kate Shea, Mrs. John Gallagher, Helen Gallagher, Mrs. Reilly and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Salter, Eden; Lloyd Prindiville, Fond du Lac; Mr. and Mrs. John Haugh, Wiliam W. Birkle, Frederick Nack, Raymond Wagner, John Wagner, Albert Ohlm, Anthony Schnur, Walter Schuler, Albert Brekheimer and Walter Wrensch, Sheboygan; Mrs. H. Kehl and Clarence Fricke, Sheboygan Falls; Mr. and Mrs. A.R. Goelzer, Milwaukee, and many friends from Plymouth, Glenbeulah, State Road and surrounding communities.


George B. Pfrang - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - July 26, 1969 - P.12 - C.4
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George B. Pfrang, 75, a retired Town of Lima farmer, died today at his home at Six Corners following a lengthy illness. Born in the Town of Greenbush Oct. 31, 1893, the son of the late Charles and Elizabeth Pfrang, he attended St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Plymouth. In 1920 he married the former Ella Kirst in Plymouth. She died in 1925. On Nov. 6, 1929, he married the former Barbara Guse in Elkhart Lake. The couple farmed on farms in the Town of Greenbush, Plymouth and Lima before retiring 10 years ago. They moved to Six Corners three years ago. Mr. Pfrang also was employed at the Ongna Wood Products Co. at Gibbsville for a number of years. He was a member of St. George’s Catholic Church, Six Corners, the Holy Name Society of the parish, and the St. Luke the Evangelist chapter of the Good Samaritan Guild. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Harold {Luella} Walsh, of Grafton; six grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Cecelia Wesling of Plymouth, and Mrs. Celeste Wesling, of the Town of Lyndon. A son, DeLyle, died last year. A requiem Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. George’s Catholic Church, Six Corners, with the Rev. Richard Baer, pastor, the celebrant. Brief family rites at the Wittkopp Funeral Home, Plymouth, will precede the Mass at 9:15. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Catholic cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Monday. A parish rosary vigil will be held at 8:30 p.m. Monday.


Helen Pfrang - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - June 13, 1947 - P.6 - C.5
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Plymouth Woman Called to Rest After an Illness

Plymouth – Mrs. Helen Pfrang, 79, of 321 Western avenue, passed away at the Plymouth hospital Thursday evening after an illness of five weeks. She was the widow of the late George Pfrang. She was born in the town of Greenbush Jan. 18, 1868, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bartel Roltgen, and was married to Mr. Pfrang in Our Lady of Angels church at Osceola Jan. 10, 1895. The couple lived on a farm in the town of Greenbush for two years before moving to Plymouth. Mrs. Pfrang was a member of St. John the Baptist church and was affiliated with the Christian Mothers society of the church. She leaves one son, Charles, Plymouth; a daughter, Mrs. Paul {Estella} Jung, Plymouth; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Nicholas Lorge, Plymouth. Her husband, three sisters, and one brother preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held at the Wittkopp Funeral home at 9 a.m. Monday and at St. John the Baptist church at 9:30 a.m., the Rev. A.J. July officiating, and burial will be in St. John’s Catholic cemetery. Members of the Christian Mothers society and of the church congregation will hold a vigil for the deceased at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Sunday. Friends may view the remains at the funeral home from 7 p.m. Saturday until the time of the services.

The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - June 18, 1947 - P.23 - C.4

Mrs. Helen Pfrang is Laid to Rest After Rites Monday

Plymouth – Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Pfrang, who passed away on Thursday, were conducted Monday morning at 9:00 o’clock from the Wittkopp funeral home and at 9:30 o’clock from the St. John the Baptist church. The Rev. William Huemmer officiated and burial was made in the St. John’s Catholic cemetery. During the services at the funeral home, Miss Dorothy Trimberger, accompanied by Miss Hildegard Wilson, sang “Jesus Lover of My Soul”, and at the church, accompanied by Mrs. Irma Burke, she rendered “Mother Dear O Pray for Me.” The honorary pallbearers were Mesdames Dan Piper, Alfred Ziegler, Robert Gaffron, Allen Schmitz, Peter Welling and Effie Lindsay. Serving as active pallbearers were Joseph Lorge, Joseph Wesling, Joseph Roltgen, William DeMunck, Francis Pfrang and Harvey Mehnke. The members of the Christian Mothers Society of which the deceased was a member attended the services in a body. Among those from away, present at the rites were: Michael Mannebach and son John, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. John Jouno, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Mahnke, Milwaukee; Miss Louise Graham, Mr. and Mrs. J. Harvey, Fond du Lac; Mrs. Nick Stemper, New Holstein; Mrs. William Schmitz and son, Hilbert, and others from Sheboygan, Plymouth and the surrounding community.


George M. Pfrang - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - March 15, 1926 - P.11 - C.3
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George Pfrang of Plymouth is Called to Rest

Plymouth – George M. Pfrang, 59, well known resident, died early Saturday as a result of an attack of pneumonia at his home, 321 Western avenue. He has been a resident of Plymouth for twenty-seven years, and for more than twenty years has been connected with Plymouth Furniture company. Mr. Pfrang was born on February 14, 1867, in the town of Plymouth, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Pfrang, early pioneers. On January 10, 1893, he was married to Miss Lena Roltgen of the town of Greenbush. Mr. Pfrang was well known in Plymouth and in this vicinity. He was a member of the Catholic Knights, Branch 107. Deceased is survived by his wife, a son Charles of Elkhart Lake and a daughter Miss Estelle at home; three brothers, Richard and Phillip of Plymouth and Charles of Greenbush; four sisters, Mrs. John Wolf of Neilsville, Mrs. Gus Stern, Mrs. Ed. Luebke and Mrs. A. DeMunck of Milwaukee; one granddaughter. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday from St. John’s Catholic church. Rev. A.J. July officiating. Burial will be made at the Catholic cemetery.


Charles R. Pfrang - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - January 26, 1953 - P.10 - C.5
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Charles R. Pfrang, 83, former Town of Plymouth farmer, died Sunday noon at the Maplewood Nursing Home, Sheboygan Falls, following an illness of one day. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Pfrang, the deceased was born in the Town of Plymouth on July 27, 1869. On Nov. 9, 1892, he married the former Miss Elizabeth Roltgen at Our Lady of Angels Church, Osceola, Wis., and the couple moved to the Town of Plymouth farm, where they continued to reside until Mrs. Pfrang’s death in 1941. From 1942 until going to the Sheboygan Falls home about a year ago, Mr. Pfrang had lived with two daughters in the Town of Plymouth. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth. Surviving are the two daughters, Mrs. Henry {Cecelia} Wesling and Mrs. Joseph {Celestia} Wesling, both of the Town of Plymouth; one son George, of the Town of Lima; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild and two brothers, Richard Pfrang of the Town of Lima and Phillip of Plymouth. Four sisters and two brothers preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Wittkopp Funeral Home, Plymouth, and at 9:30 at St. John the Baptist Church with the Rev. A.J. July officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 p.m. Tuesday. Members of St. John the Baptist Parish will hold a vigil at the funeral home at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The Sheboygan Press - Friday - January 30, 1953 - P.6 - C.8

Funeral services for Charles R. Pfrang, 83 year old Plymouth resident who passed away Sunday morning, were held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Wittkopp Funeral home and at 9:30 a.m. at the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with the Rev. A.J. July officiating. Burial was made in the church cemetery. The pallbearers were: Arnold Schroeder, Charles L. Pfrang, Francis Pfrang, Paul Jung, Joseph Pfrang and Wade Pennell.


DeLyle Pfrang - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - May 6, 1968 - P.1 - C.1
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Sewer Ditch Collapse Kills Cascade Man

Mequon ­ Collapse of a sewer trench shoring killed a Cascade man here shortly before noon today. The victim was DeLyle Pfrang, 32, of 507 Madison St., an employe of the Tomasini Construction Co. of Milwaukee. The accident occurred just east of the new Homestead High School and north of Highway 167. Mequon police said that the sewer trench shoring was rather heavy. It was believed that Mr. Pfrang died instantly of a skull fracture. Although his Cascade address was given as 507 Madison St., it was learned that he recently moved to a new home at R.1, Cascade, on the western shore of Lake Ellen. In addition to working with the construction crew, he operated Pfrang’s Bar and Restaurant in Cascade for many years. His wife, a son and a daughter survive.

The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - May 7, 1968 - P.14 - C.1

Services Set for Victim of Sewer Ditch Collapse


Mequon {Special} ­ Funeral services will be held Thursday for a Cascade tavern and restaurant operator, who also worked for a Milwaukee contractor and was killed here Monday when the shoring of a sewer trench collapsed. Killed instantly was DeLyle Pfrang, 32, who reportedly suffered a skull fracture when the shoring gave in on the sewer project just east of the new Homestead High School and north of Highway 167.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. at the Wittkopp Funeral Home, Plymouth, and at 11 o’clock at St. Mary’s Church, Cascade, with the Rev. Carl Wahlen, pastor, the celebrant of the requiem Mass. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Mr. Pfrang was employed by the Tomasini Co. of Milwaukee. He also operated Pfrang’s Restaurant in the downtown area of Cascade. He and his family formerly lived at 507 Madison St., Cascade, but only recently had moved into their large new home on the west shore of Lake Ellen. A native of Plymouth, he was born Nov. 19, 1935, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Pfrang. He attended St. George Catholic elementary school at Six Corners and was graduated from Waldo High School in 1953. On Oct. 20, 1956, he was married at Plymouth to Eileen Curtiss. They lived at Five Corners before moving to Cascade nine years ago to take over operation of the restaurant. Prior to moving to Cascade, he was employed by the Hennes Construction Co., Milwaukee, and Check’s Roofing Co., Oostburg. He also had worked as an agent for the New York Life Insurance Co. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Cascade, and the Holy Name Society. Surviving are his wife; a son, Charles; a daughter, Linda, both at home; his parents, the George Pfrangs, Six Corners, and a sister, Mrs. Harold Walsh, Grafton. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday. A parish and Holy Name vigil will be held at 8:30 Wednesday evening.


Mary {Mae} C. Pfrang - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - January 15, 1985 - P.4 - C.4
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Mrs. Mary {Mae} C. Pfrang, 89, died Monday at St. Nicholas Hospital where she had been a patient for the past week. The former Mary Lauer was born Aug. 10, 1895, at Elkhart Lake, a daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Elias Lauer. She attended St. John the Baptist Catholic School, Plymouth. On July 11, 1918, she married Charles Pfrang in Plymouth. They owned and operated Lauer’s Resort at Crystal Lake for many years. Prior to that they operated Wippler - Pfrang General Store at Elkhart Lake for nine years and then operated a general merchandise store at Hilbert for one year before moving to Plymouth. Mr. Pfrang died March 23, 1969. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Plymouth and the Christian Women’s Guild of the Church. Survivors are two grandsons and two great - grandsons. She was preceded in death by a daughter and a sister. The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Plymouth, following brief family rites at Wittkopp Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Wayne Bittner will be celebrant of the Mass. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and until time of services Thursday. A vigil will be held there at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.


Charles L. Pfrang - Plymouth Review - Thursday - March 27, 1969 - P.4 - C.1
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Charles L. Pfrang, 74, 209 Pleasant st., Plymouth, died at 4:30 p.m. Monday at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital, where he was admitted earlier in the afternoon with an apparent heart attack. He was born on July 24, 1894 in Plymouth, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Pfrang, and attended Plymouth schools. On July 11, 1918, he was married to Mary Catherine Lauer in Plymouth. Mr. Pfrang was co-owner and operator of Wippler-Pfrang general store in Elkhart Lake for nine years, and then operated a merchandise store at Hilbert for one year, before moving to Plymouth. He was an agent for the Metropolitan Life Ins. Co. for 10 years, and then owned and operated Lauer’s resort at Crystal Lake. One of the organizers of the Glenbeulah Canning Co., he served as secretary and treasurer of the company for many years. He was a member of the Plymouth Skat club for many years. Mr. Pfrang was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth. The Rev. Mark Lyons, pastor, will officiate at the requiem Mass, following brief family rites at the Wittkopp Funeral Home at 10 a.m. burial will be in St. John’s Catholic cemetery. Friends may call at the Wittkopp Funeral Home from 3 p.m. today until the time of services. A rosary vigil will be held at the funeral home at 8 p.m. this evening.


Mrs. George {Ella} Pfrang - Plymouth Reporter - Friday - December 18, 1925 - P.4 - C.4
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Last Rites for Mrs. George Pfrang on Saturday

The funeral of Mrs. George Pfrang was held from the home of her parents last Saturday at nine o’clock with services at 9:30 at the Catholic church, Rev. July officiating. Mrs. Pfrang died Wednesday at the Plymouth Hospital where she was operated upon on Monday for a ruptured appendix. She was born at Winooski, May 6, 1894, a daughter of Albert and Caroline Clemens Kirst. Her maiden name was Ella Kirst. The deceased is survived by her husband; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kirst of Plymouth; Mrs. Frank Schoenfeld, Plymouth; and three brothers, Edwin Kirst, Sheboygan, Alvin Kirst, Glenbeulah, and Henry Kirst, Plymouth.


Barbara W. Pfrang - The Sheboygan Press - September 14, 2006
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Barbara W. Pfrang, age 100, formerly of Grafton died on Wednesday September 13, 2006 at the Plymouth Care Center. She was born on December 22, 1905 in the Town of Greenbush daughter of the late John and Mary {Anhalt} Guse. She attended schools in Glenbeulah and the Town of Plymouth.

She married George B. Pfrang on November 6, 1929 at St. George Catholic Church in Elkhart Lake. He preceded her in death on July 26, 1969. The couple farmed in the Town of Plymouth and the township of Lima. She was a member of St. George Catholic Church, in six corners, until moving to Grafton in 1979 when she joined St. Joseph Catholic Church, she belonged to the over 50 group in the parish and also belonged to the Grafton Senior Citizens. She is survived by 6 grandchildren {Names Omitted for Privacy}, 7 great-grandchildren {Names omitted for privacy}. Daughter-in-law of Plymouth, son-in-law of Saukville, many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son DeLyle, a daughter Luella, a sister Paulina Levsen, and a brother Walter Guse.

Funeral Services will be at 12 NOON on Monday September 18, 2006 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth with the Rev. Dennis Van Beek officiating. Burial will follow in the Parish Cemetery. Friends may call at the CHURCH from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Wittkopp Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements. A memorial fund has been established in the name of Barbara Pfrang. Online condolences may be sent through www.wittkoppfsi.com.


Louis Gustav Popp - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - July 1, 1940 - P.4 - C.8
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Louis Gustav Popp, 50, died this morning at 9:10 o’clock at Plymouth hospital. He had been ill one week. He was born June 13, 1890 in Elkhart Lake, son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Popp. He married Agnes Schockmel June 24, 1913, at St. John the Baptist Catholic church. The couple lived in Sheboygan Falls until 1921 and then lived in Sheboygan for eight years, later moving to a farm in town of Rhine and finally to Greenbush last October where they lived since. He was a member of the Holy Name society of St. John the Baptist church. Survivors are his widow, one daughter, Lillian, Mrs. Milton Rowe, town of Mosel, two brothers and one sister, Albert and Henry, Elkhart Lake, and Mrs. Robert Kaiser{?}, Millhome. One son, Lewis, died three years ago, and two children in infancy. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 9:00 o’clock at St. John the Baptist church with burial in the church cemetery. The body will be taken to the Popp home in Greenbush Tuesday where it can be viewed.


Louis Popp, Jr. - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - October 4, 1937 - P.6 - C.7
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Louis Popp Dies Sunday Morning

Plymouth ­ {Special} ­ Louis Popp, 20, passed away at the Winnebago State hospital Sunday morning. He was born April 18, 1917 at Sheboygan Falls, the son of Louis and Agnes Popp and attended Holy Name and St. Dominic’s schools in Sheboygan. He is survived by his parents of the town of Plymouth and a sister, Mrs. Milton Rowe. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Popp residence in the town of Plymouth and at 9:30 at St. John the Baptist church in Plymouth. The Rev. A.J. July will officiate and burial will be made in the church cemetery. The body may be viewed from this afternoon until the time of services at the home.

The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - October 7, 1937 - P.4 - C.7

Funeral Services Held on Tuesday for Louis Popp


Plymouth ­ {Special} - The funeral services for Louis Popp who passed away at the Winnebago hospital early Sunday morning, were held on Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock at the home of his parents in the Town of Plymouth and at 9:30 o’clock at the St. John the Baptist church. The Rev. A.J. July officiated and burial was made in the church cemetery. During the services at the church the children’s choir sang “Jesus, Lover of My Soul”. The pallbearers were James Schockmel, Lawrence Schockmel, Frank Schockmel, Jay Prindiville, Don Prindiville and John Webb. Among the people from away who attended the services were Mr. and Mrs. Milton Rowe, Mr. and Mrs. William Russart, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Rowe, Mr. and Mrs. John Mueller and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Popp of Mosel; Miss Nora Schockmel of Ashford; Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Schockmel and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schockmel of Glenbeulah; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schockmel, Tim Moynahan, James Schockmel, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Prindiville, Mr. and Mrs. William Mullen and son, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Roltgen, and Mrs. Ann Roltgen, all of Greenbush; Mrs. Theodore Wolters, Mrs. Emma Schneider, and Harold Goddard of Sheboygan; Mr. and Mrs. George Wunsch of Haven; Alvin Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Stephan, M.W. Hand, Miss Elizabeth Webb, Mrs. Alfred Roth, Mrs. Melvin Roth, Mrs. Christ Pick and son, Martin, and Mrs. Mike Crosby of Plymouth.


Fred Penselin - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - April 29, 1965 - P.12
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Fred Penselin, 78, a R. 2, Kiel farmer died unexpectedly at his home Wednesday morning after being stricken with an apparent heart attack. He was born Nov. 21, 1886, in the Town of Mosel, a son of the late Henry and Henrietta Penselin. He attended the district school at Sheboygan Business College. Mr. Penselin operated cheese factories at Howards Grove and Mohrsville and farmed in the area before moving to a farm north of Kiel in 1945. He was married to Anna Ahrnsbrak of the Town of Herman on Nov. 14, 1908. She preceded him in death in October of 1948. He married Edna Gornia of Chicago on Dec. 26, 1949, and she preceded him in death in May of 1955. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. George {Verona} Wuestenhagen, Howards Grove; nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Meiselwitz Funeral Home, Kiel, with the Rev. Allen L. Bowe, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Kiel, officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery, in Sheboygan. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday.


Theresa Pichler - Sheboygan County News - Wednesday - December 11, 1912 - p.1
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Pichler: - Miss Theresa Pichler, a well known and respected dry-goods clerk of this city, passed away on Friday, Dec. 6, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Anton Graff, 629 Huron avenue, after a long illness with tuberculosis, aged 27 years. The deceased was born in Germany and came to this city with her parents, twenty four years ago. She is survived by three brothers, Frank ...{sic}


Henry W. Paarmann - Sheboygan Journal - Tuesday - September 21, 1954 - P.10
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Henry W. Paarmann, 512 Pine St., Sheboygan Falls, died Monday evening.

Born in Manitowoc County on March 12, 1863, he was married to Miss Augusta Mueller of Sheboygan and she died in 1892. In 1901 he married Miss Mary Riess of Town Rhine and the couple made their home in Sheboygan where he was employed for many years at the Frost Veneer Co. until his retirement about 20 years ago. His wife died in 1932.

Survivors are four children, four grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. August Schramm of Mishicot and Mrs. Jonas of Manitowoc. His parents, three brothers, and a sister also preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Ramm Funeral home with the Rev. Marvin Lehmann of St. Paul Evangelical and Reformed Church officiating. Burial will be made in the family lot in Wildwood cemetery.

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


Henry Piening - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - December 19, 1951 - p. 16
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Henry Piening, aged 80, of 1921 N. 19th St., passed away at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday at St. Nicholas Hospital after an illness of six weeks.

He was born in Chicago on October 5, 1871. His marriage to Lena Schukow took place on October 10, 1896, and she preceded him in death in August of 1926. The family have always made their home in this city. On June 30, 1928 he was married to Rose Goosman in this city.

Mr. Piening was an active member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church where he attended services faithfully. He served as a member of the vestry of the church for many years, and he was also a member of the American Luther Association. Prior to his retirement two years ago, he was an employee of the American Chair Co.

Survivors are his wife, one son, Walter Piening, one daughter Mrs. Arnold (Esther) Kriplean, two grandchildren, Wilbourne Piening and Nyla Kriplean, all of this city. His parents, one brother, and two sisters preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at Nickel’s Funeral Home with Rev. Emanuel Malkow of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will take place in the Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

The Sheboygan Press – Saturday, December 22, 1951 – P. 8

Funeral services for Henry Piening, 80, of 1921 N. 19th St., who passed away at the St. Nicholas hospital on Tuesday evening, were held at 2 p.m., Friday, at Nickel’s Funeral home with the Rev. Emmanuel Malkow of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran church officiating. Burial took place in the Wildwood cemetery.

At the services Mrs. Martin Bangert, accompanied on the organ by Mrs. James Bayens Jr., sang “My Savior, Be Thou Near Me” and “What God Ordains is Always Good”.

Pallbearers were Julius Haleen, Henry Zabel, William Scott, Fred Meyer, Anton Annen and William Voss.


Infant Daughter Padgett - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - December 20, 1951 - p. 14
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Funeral services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Padgett, town of Russell, who passed away at birth Thursday, Dec. 13, at St. Nicholas hospital, were held at the Raeder Funeral home, Elkhart Lake, at 2 p.m., Monday.

The Rev. K. J. Ernst officiated and burial was made in St. Paul’s cemetery, town of Russell.

Survivors include the parents; and maternal grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Edmund Henschel, town of Russell.


Adeline Petersen - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - December 27, 1951 - p. 8
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Mrs. E. J. Petersen, Menomonie, Mich., passed away in that city Wednesday.

The body will be brought to the Robert H. Kroos Funeral home Friday morning. Burial will be made in the Sheboygan Falls cemetery.

Further particulars will be published in Friday’s The Sheboygan Press.

Mrs. Petersen is a sister of Mrs. Clarence Zarling of Sheboygan.

The Sheboygan Press – Friday, December 28, 1951 – P. 6

Funeral services for Mrs. E. J. Petersen, nee Adeline Galaway, 61, who passed away Wednesday at St. Joseph Lloyd hospital at Menominee, Mich., will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Robert H. Kroos Funeral home with the Rev. T. Parry Jones of the First Methodist church officiating. Interment will be made in the family lot in the Sheboygan Falls cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the time of services.

Born June 24, 1890, in Sheboygan Falls, the daughter of Martin O. and Addie Galaway, she moved to Sheboygan with her parents when three years old and attended the grade schools here and graduated from the Sheboygan High school.

She was married to E. J. Petersen of Appleton on July 3, 1937, at the First Methodist church, and in March of 1939 the couple moved to Menominee, Mich.

Survivors are: her husband; a daughter, Mrs. A. J. Lorenzen of Milwaukee; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Clarence W. Zarling of this city; and two nieces.

The Sheboygan Press – Monday, December 31, 1951 – P. 12

Funeral services for Mrs. E. J. Petersen, 61, who passed away Wednesday at Menomonie, Mich., were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Robert H. Kroos Funeral home.

The Rev. T. Parry Jones, pastor of First Methodist Church, officiated, and burial was made in the family lot in the Sheboygan Falls Cemetery.

During the services Mrs. Allan Melitta Foeste King sang “Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me,” and “The Old Rugged Cross.” She was accompanied by Mrs. Clarence Whiffen.

Pallbearers were Richard Lorenzen, Robert Metscher, Willis Galaway, William Oonk, William Le Mahieu and Ray Nack.

Omitted from the list of survivors in the obituary notice was the father of the deceased, Martin Galaway, 2308 Lakeshore Drive, Sheboygan.


Mary Prine - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - September 16, 1950 - p. 10
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Mrs. Mary Prine, 65, died early today at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Atty. and Mrs. T. A. Grote, 704 Highland Terrace, after a short illness.

Born in Austria on August 2, 1885, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Urbancic, she came to the United States as a young girl, settling in New Castle, Pa.

Following her marriage to Joseph Prine at New Castle on June 20, 1907, the couple moved to Ohio, where they resided before coming to Sheboygan. Mrs. Prine was a member of the Slovenian National Benefit society.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Theodore (Mary) Grote, Sheboygan, a brother, Joseph Urbancic, Sheboygan, and two sisters, Mrs. Jane Kodre of West Allis and Mrs. John Droll of Cleveland, Wis.

Her husband died December 31, 1943. A son and one sister, Mrs. Martin Jelene, also preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Gerend’s Funeral home, with burial on the family lot in Calvary cemetery. The body will lie in state at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

The Sheboygan Press – Tuesday - September 19, 1950 - p. 8

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Prine, 904 Kentucky avenue, who passed away Saturday morning after a brief illness, were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Gerend’s Funeral home. Fred Toman, president of the S.N.P.J. No. 344, officiated at the services. Burial took place on the family lot in Calvary cemetery.

Pallbearers – all member of S.N.P.J. No. 344 – were Anton Cvetan, Albin Fale, Anton Perme, Math Spende, Fred Toman and Joseph Zaletel.

Mrs. Leo Milosinik, president of the Progressive Slovenian Women’s circle No. 12, conducted a memorial service at the funeral home Sunday evening.

Many beautiful flowers banked the casket while the body lay in state. Among the floral tributes were those from the Progressive Slovenian Women’s circle No. 12, S.N.P.J. No. 344, employees of the Rway Furniture company finishing department, the Rway Furniture company, the neighbors and the Al Grote garage.

Attending services from away were Mrs. Jane Kodre, West Allis; Mr. and Mrs. John Droll and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wagner, Cleveland, Wis.


Mrs. Thomas Phipps - Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - March 29, 1927 - p. 10 - c. 5
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Passing Away of Mrs. Phipps Has Removed Another Pioneer of County

Random Lake ­ The passing away of Mrs. Thomas Phipps, 84, removed another one of the pioneers of Sheboygan county. Mr. and Mrs. Phipps came to American from England in 1865 on a sailing vessel, the trip taking five and one-half weeks. They settled at Fond du Lac, which was then a small trading post with several sawmills. There they made their home for four years. They then purchased a farm in the town of Greenbush and resided there for nearly thirty-eight years. The land was wild and uncleared and Indians and wild animals were frequently seen.

Since the death of her husband five and one-half years ago, Mrs. Phipps had made her home with her youngest daughter. Mrs. Phipps was taken ill suddenly Sunday evening. She never regained consciousness and died Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock.

The funeral services were held Saturday with Rev. H. Stanton, of the Episcopal church at Sheboygan Falls, of which the deceased was a faithful member, officiating. Services were read in the Greenbush church and interment was made in the Greenbush cemetery.

The survivors are three sons, Arthur, Fred and Walter Phipps, and three daughters, Mrs. George Bartlett, Mrs. Charles Hazen and Mrs. Ernst Fischer; nineteen grandchildren and seventeen great- grandchildren. The grandsons acted as pallbearers and the flowers were profuse and beautiful.


August Pfeifer - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - September 18, 1950 - p. 14
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Waldo Farmer, 70, Dies After Fall From Silo

Plymouth (Special) – August Pfeifer, 70, died early Sunday morning at Plymouth hospital of injuries received Saturday when he fell from a silo on a farm near Waldo.

A Waldo physician said Pfeifer was working in the silo on the farm of his son, Erwin, when he apparently stumbled and fell 30 feet to the floor of the barn.

He died at Plymouth hospital at 7:30 a.m. Sunday - less than 14 hours after the accident, without regaining consciousness. Death was attributed to a skull fracture.

Born July 25, 1880, in the town of Greenbush, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pfeifer, Mr. Pfeifer was married to Elizabeth Rosenthal on Dec. 14, 1904.

The couple resided on a farm in the town of Forrest, Fond du Lac county, after their marriage. For the past two and one-half he had made his home with his son, Erwin, at Waldo.

Survivors are four sons, Walter and Clarence, town of Greenbush, and Erwin and Herbert, Waldo; five daughters, Mrs. Alfred (Esther) Ruettemann, Minnesota, Mrs. Harold (Laura) Hickenbotham and Miss Elda Pfeifer, Town Lyndon, Mrs. Clarence (Dorothy) Fritz, Town Plymouth, and Miss Mildred Pfeifer, Plymouth.

He is also survived by 11 grandchildren; two brothers, William, Canada, and George, Glenbeulah, and two sisters, Louisia, town of Lima, and Mrs. Christ Kraemer, town of Russell.

His wife died in May, 1924. One son, Oscar, a daughter, Hilda, one brother and a sister also preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Wittkopp Funeral home, Plymouth, with the Rev. Julius Wagner of the town of Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Lyons’ Forrest cemetery in the town of Forrest.

The body will lie in state at the funeral home after 2p.m. Tuesday.


Mrs. Fred Penselin - Sheboygan Press - Monday - November 1, 1948 - p. 12 - c. 7
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Mrs. Fred Penselin, 63, passed away Saturday morning at her home, Rt. 2, Kiel, after a lingering illness.

She was born in Town Herman on Apr. 1, 1885, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Diedrich Ahrnsbrack. She attended rural schools and on Nov. 14, 1908, was united in marriage with Fred Penselin at Franklin by the late Rev. Martin Denninger.

The couple lived at Howards Grove where Mr. Penselin operated a cheese factory for five years. They later lived at Franklin and at Newton. During the past two years they operated a farm in Town Schleswig in Manitowoc county.

The survivors include her husband; one daughter, Mrs. George (Verona) Wuestenhagen of Howards Grove; one sister, Mrs. Carl (Emelia) Clemens of Plymouth; two brothers, Fred and Herman Ahrnsbrack of Sheboygan and nine grandchildren. Two brothers preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Ballhorn Funeral chapels with the Rev. E.R. Krueger, pastor of St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed church, officiating. Burial will be made in the Wildwood Cemetery.

Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - November 3, 1948 - p. 20 - c. 6

Last Rites for Mrs. Fred Penselin, 63, who died at her home at Kiel, route 3, Saturday, were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Ballhorn Funeral chapels, the Rev. E.R. Krueger officiating. Burial was in Wildwood cemetery.

During the services Miss Janet Fistler and Mrs. George Eichstaedt sang “Rock of Ages” and “Abide With Me”.

Pallbearers were Roger Wuestenhagen, Raymond Wuestenhagen, Gilbert Charles, William Ahrnsbrak, Walter Clemens and Lester Clemens.


Edna Penselin - Kiel Tri-County Record - Thursday - June 2, 1955 - p. 10 - c. 7
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Mrs. Fred Penselin died Tuesday evening at the St. Nicholas hospital in Sheboygan. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, July 25, 1890 and resided there until 1949 when she came here. She married Fred Penselin December 26, 1949 and they lived on a farm one mile north of Kiel. She is survived by her husband and three daughters, one son, two grandchildren from a previous marriage. She also has two living sisters. Funeral services have been tentatively set for Friday morning.


Albert Frank Putz - Sheboygan Press - Sunday - March 27, 1994 - p. A2
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Albert F. Putz, 80 years, formerly of 84 Michigan St., Sheboygan Falls, died on Friday, March 25, 1994, at Pine Haven Christian Home, where he was a resident.

Albert was born July 24, 1913, in the Town of Sheboygan Falls, a son of the late John and Theresa Furest Putz. He graduated from Sheboygan Falls High School in 1931. On December 25, 1936 he married Verona A. Hahn in the Town of Sheboygan Falls.

He was a draftsman, expediter, and purchasing agent for Ebenreiter for over 20 years and draftsman for Richardson Bros. for 7 years until his retirement.

Previously, Albert also worked at the Manitowoc Shipyards and the Sheboygan Falls Post Office. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheboygan Falls.

His survivors include his wife, Verona; one daughter, ...; one son, ...; four grandchildren, ...; three great-grandchildren, ...; one brother, Edgar (Dorothy) Putz of Fox Point; one sister-in-law, Hazel Putz of Sheboygan Falls, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 29, 1994, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Donald Hasse, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Sheboygan Falls Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Huehns Funeral Home in Sheboygan Falls on Monday, March 28, 1994, from 4-8 p.m., and on Tuesday at church from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

A memorial fund is being established in his name.


Verona A. Putz - Sheboygan Press - Monday - November 11, 1996 - p. A5
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Verona A. Putz, 81, formerly of 84 Michigan Ave., Sheboygan Falls and a resident of Rocky Knoll Health Care Center, since June of 1996, died there on Sunday morning, Nov. 10, 1996, after a short illness.

Verona was born on May 31, 1915 in the Town of Lima, the daughter of the late Arthur and Ida Fenner Hahn. She graduated from Sheboygan Falls High School in 1934.

On Dec. 25, 1936, she married Albert F. Putz in Sheboygan Falls. He preceded her in death on March 25, 1994.

She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheboygan Falls, a member of its Ladies Auxiliary, a former member of the church choir for over 40 years and a member of the former Hilltop Homemakers.

Survivors include one daughter, ... and one son, ...; four grandchildren, ..., and four great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters [Nelda] and two brothers [Harvey, Victor].

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1996 at 10:30 a.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Donald Hasse, pastor, officiating. Burial will be made in Sheboygan Falls Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Huehns Funeral Home in Sheboygan Falls on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1996, from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Wednesday, from 9 a.m. until the time of services.

A memorial fund will be established in her name, for the church organ fund.


Donald O. Pitschler - Sheboygan Press - Monday - November 10, 1986 - p. 18 - c. 2
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Donald O. Pitschler, 57, of 2612 Pershing Ave., died Sunday afternoon at his home.

He was born Nov. 19, 1928, in Sheboygan, the son of the late Paul and Hattie Krause Pitschler.

He attended local grade schools and graduated from Sheboygan Central High School in 1947.

He was married to Virginia Kohlmann on April 23, 1955, at St. Mary Catholic Church Parsonage, Sheboygan Falls.

Mr. Pitschler served in the U.S. Army from 1947 to 1967. He was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division and the Counterintelligence Corps. He was also a veteran of the Korean conflict.

He later worked as a security worker at Sears in Milwaukee and was an analyst for Kohler Co. from 1968 until his death.

Mr. Pitschler was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church, its Men’s Association, Golden Book of the Benedictine Father and Missionary Association of Mary Immaculate. He was a past member of National CIC Association, Sheboygan Youth Band Parents Association and the church’s CCD program.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Suzanne of Sheboygan; and a sister, Mrs. Steve (Margaret) Hoard of Sheboygan.

Mr. Pitschler was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Dominic Catholic Church. The Rev. Donald Elvermann, pastor, will be the celebrant. Family rites will be held at 9:30 a.m. at Kroos-Mason- Rettke Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday until time of services. A parish Bible vigil will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

A memorial fund is being established in Mr. Pitschler’s name.


Jay M. Prindiville - Plymouth Review - Tuesday - June 22, 1982 - p. 8
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Funeral services for Jay M. Prindiville, 73, 320 Caroline st., Plymouth, were held Monday, June 21, at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Plymouth, following brief family rites at the Wittkopp funeral home at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Howard Johnson was the celebrant of the funeral mass, with burial in the parish cemetery.

Prinidville died early Friday morning, June 18, at Plymouth Hospital.

He was born Dec. 20, 1908, in the town of Greenbush, the son of the late James and Mae Dwyre Prindiville. He attended Plymouth high school.

On June 22, 1937, he was married to Frances Sippel at St. Fridolin Catholic Church, Glenbeulah. The couple lived and farmed in the town of Greenbush until 1950 when they moved to Plymouth.

He was employed at Borden Foods and at General Telephone Co. prior to retirement in 1974.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Plymouth; served as caretaker of St. John’s Catholic cemetery for many years, and was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Survivors are his wife; three sons; three daughters (names omitted for privacy); nine grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Valeria Salter, Eden. He was also preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

{see also, “The Reporter”, Fond du Lac WI, Fri. June 18, 1982, p. 20, c. 4. Additional information is that visitation was at 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.}


Frances Prindiville - Plymouth Review - Thursday - September 15, 1994 - p. 10 - c. 1
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A funeral mass for Mrs. Frances A. Prindiville, 81, 436 E. Main St., Plymouth, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, 1994, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Plymouth. Rev. Wayne Bittner, pastor, will officiate.

Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. Thursday until the hour of service.

She died early Sunday morning, Sept. 11, at The Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center, Sheboygan, where she had been a patient the past four days.

She was born April 24, 1913, in the town of Greenbush, a daughter of the late John and Zita O’Brien Sippel.

She attended Glenbeulah grade schools and graduated from Glenbeulah High School.

She graduated from the Sheboygan County Teachers College and attended Marian College in Fond du Lac.

She was married Jay Prindiville at St. Fridolin Catholic Church, Glenbeulah, June 22, 1937. The couple farmed in the town of Plymouth until moving to Plymouth in 1950.

She taught school at several grade schools in Sheboygan County and St. John the Baptist Parochial School, Plymouth, and retired from the Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah school system in 1978.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Plymouth and was a member of its Christian Mothers Society and had been a member of the Mission Circle in the church.

She had also been a member of the Sheboygan County Teachers Association and Retired Teachers Association.

Survivors are three sons; three daughters (names omitted for privacy); 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; three sisters; Marcella (Lawrence) Schmitz, Plymouth; and Marjorie Dietsch and Irene (Kenneth) Way, both of Green Valley Ariz.

Burial will be in the parish cemetery. A memorial fund will be established for the American Diabetes Association. The Witkopp Funeral Service, Plymouth, is serving the family.


Herman Poppe - Sheboygan Press - Saturday - December 5, 1931 - P. 2
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Herman Poppe of Erdman Dies After an Illness

Herman Poppe of Erdman, Town Sheboygan, Route 1, passed away at 6 a.m. today, following a lingering illness.

Mr. Poppe was born in Town Mosel on December 23, 1860, and his marriage with Miss Fredericka Froehlich was solemnized on November 25, 1893. The couple located in Town Mosel, where they resided for thirty-seven years. Since 1920 Mr. Poppe had lived a retired life and at that time the couple moved to the village of Erdman.

Those who survive Mr. Poppe are three sons, Carl on the homestead in Town Mosel; Ernest and Edgar at home; one grandchild, and one brother, Emil of Neillsville. Mr. Poppe was well known in Sheboygan county.

The body was taken to the Walter Ahrens funeral parlors at Howards Grove. Persons can view it there beginning Sunday noon until the hour of the funeral rites. The services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral parlors and at 2 o'clock at the Emanuel Lutheran church in Town Mosel. The Rev. C. P. Schulz, Sheboygan, will officiate and interment will be in Wildwood cemetery in Sheboygan.


Lawrence "Sonny" Poch - Fond du Lac Reporter - Monday - June 12, 2000
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Lawrence “Sonny” Poch, 68, of rural Mt. Calvary died Sat., June 10, 2000, at Hospice Home of Hope in Fond du Lac.

He was born June 2, 1932, in the Town of Forest, the son of Herman and Adeline Immel Poch.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958 in the Corps of Engineers.

On Oct. 23, 1954, he married the former Dorothy Loehr at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Forest. After their marriage, the couple resided in the Town of Greenbush until 1969 when they moved to the Town of Forest where they farmed. Sonny was also employed at Lefeber and Eiring contractors of St. Cloud and most recently by Elm Park Farms of Sheboygan Falls.

He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Forest, the Lyons Forest Home Cemetery Association, and held township office for the Town of Forest for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; one son; a daughter; four grandchildren; three sisters; two brothers; and a brother-in-law (names omitted for privacy).

He was preceded in death by a sister, Alice Rosenbaum.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in the Town of Forest. The Rev. Mark Barenz will officiate, and burial will be at Lyons Forest Home Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church from 11 a.m. Tuesday until the time of the services.


Bertha Proefrock - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - August 12, 1955 - p. 10
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Mrs. Bertha Proefrock, 99, of Cascade died at a nursing home in Waldo at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon after one month's illness.

She was born Jan. 17, 1856, in Klein Luke, Germany, the daughter of the late Carl Witthuhn. On Oct. 7, 1877 she was married to Fred Proefrock in Germany. The couple came to the United States in 1884 and lived in the towns of Sherman and Adell for 37 years.

After the death of her husband in 1937 she made her home with a daughter in Cascade and was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Cascade.

Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Anna Kruschke, town of Lyndon; two sons, Ferdinand, town of Lyndon and William, Racine; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, one brother and one sister.

Funeral services will be held 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Wittkopp Funeral Home in Plymouth, the Rev. Edwin Suelflow of Adell officiating. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery, town of Lyndon.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon until time of services on Sunday.


Eva Pasch - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - May 2, 1956 - p. 16
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Mrs. Eva Pasch, 71, of 5131 N. Berkeley Blvd., Whitefish Bay, died early today at Summit Hospital, Oconomowoc, after a long illness.

Born April 15, 1885, in Russia, she came to the United States in 1908. Later she made her home in New Holstein where her husband, Jacob, operated a general store for 29 years.

Since his retirement five years ago, the couple made their home in Whitefish Bay.

Survivors are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Poplinger of Okmulgee, Okla.; two sons, Sam A. of Milwaukee, and Maurice B. of Madison; five brothers, John, Sam, Abe, Harry and Simon Levitan, Sheboygan, and a sister, Mrs. Anna Ziskind of Sheboygan.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels with Rabbi Harry Pastor of Congregation Shalom, Milwaukee, and Rabbi K.N. Fisher of Ahavas Sholem Congregation, Sheboygan, officiating. Burial will be in the Sheboygan Hebrew Cemetery.


Dennis L. Pekoll - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - August 17, 1948 - P.10
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Funeral services for Dennis Lee Pekoll, 15-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Pekoll, 919 N. Fifth street, who died from a skull fracture received in a four-story fall from the Pekoll apartment at Enz Manor at 2:30 p.m. Monday, will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Ballhorn Funeral chapels with the Rev. E. R. Krueger officiating.

Burial will be made in the family lot in the Lutheran cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral chapels from this evening until the time of the services.

The child was born here May 26, 1946. Survivors are the parents and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Grunwald, Anton Pekoll and Mrs. Casper Rossman, all of this city.


John Edward Penkwitz - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - June 9, 1941 - P. 2
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Death of Class President Casts Pall On Commencement

Plymouth - (Special) - There was a quiet little sadness here as eighth graders of St. John the Baptist Catholic school received graduation diplomas Sunday, because one class member was missing.

The missing member was John Edward Penkwitz, 13, the class president. John Edward had died at Plymouth hospital at 6:30 the evening before as a result of injuries he received when he fell from his bicycle Friday afternoon.

Graduation exercises were simple and unduly solemn. Although John Edward was not seated with his class, his diploma - which he had earned with an enviable scholastic record - was presented to his parents. He will also carry with him to his grave the class ribbon, pin and flower.

John Edward was born in this city Feb. 19, 1928, son of Edward and Eleanor Timm Penkwitz. As a pupil of St. John the Baptist parochial school he had received his first communion on Sunday, June 1.

Survivors are his parents, a sister Ann.

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Mrs. John {Lydia} Prinsen - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - January 4, 1950 - P. 12
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Funeral services for Mrs. John Prinsen, Cedar Grove, who passed away at her home following a lengthy illness, were held at 1 p.m. Friday at the family home, and at 1:30 p.m. at the First Reformed church at Cedar Grove. The Rev. Adrian Newhouse, Hingham, officiated, assisted by the Rev. Edward Huenemann, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Cedar Grove.

During the services Mrs. Iris Rauwerdink sang, "What A Friend We Have in Jesus," and "Beyond The Sunset". She was accompanied by Mrs. John Te Kulve.

Pallbearers were Walter Berenschot, Irwin Weavers, Dr. L. J. Plekenpol, Harvey Mentink, Harvey and Garret Prinsen, all nephews of the deceased.

Burial was made in the Reformed church cemetery.

Among those from away who attended the services were Mr. and Mrs. Walter Berenschot of Milwaukee, and Harvey Weavers of Madison.

Mrs. Prinsen, nee Miss Lydia Wevers, was born Nov. 28, 1871, on the Wevers homestead east of Cedar Grove. She was married to John Prinsen on June 10, 1896, and the couple operated a farm until 22 years ago when they retired and moved to the village.

In June, 1946, they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary as their home in Cedar Grove.


Ernst Prietzel - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - November 14, 1956 - P. 31
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Ernest Prietzel, 80, of Glenbeulah, died at the Sheboygan County Hospital Tuesday evening after an illness of three weeks.

He was born Aug. 22, 1876, in the Town of Herman, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Erdmann Prietzel. He attended schools in Sheboygan Falls and for the past ten years made his home with his niece, Mrs. Fred Prietzel. He never married.

Survivors are a brother, William of the Town of Plymouth, and one sister, Mrs. Ida Steinhardt of Plymouth. He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

He was a member of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glenbeulah where funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Robert Maschke, pastor, will officiate and burial will be in Sheboygan Falls Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Wittkopp Funeral Home in Plymouth from 3 p.m. Thursday until 11 a.m. Friday and then at the church beginning at noon.


Milton Prange - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - February 16, 1962 - P.8
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Milton Prange, 48, of the Town of Plymouth, died suddenly of a heart attack at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital Thursday evening.

He had been in ill health for nine months but was considered to be improving.

Mr. Prange was born in the Town of Lyndon, Feb. 20, 1913, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis Prange. He was married to the former Marcella Dexheimer at Elkhart Lake, April 12, 1941.

The couple lived in Sheboygan until 1948 and then in Elkhart Lake until they settled in the Town of Plymouth in 1952.

Mr. Prange was employed by the Kiel Oil Co. until 1947 when he started the Milton Prange Excavating Co. It was his company that developed the River Heights subdivision just north of Plymouth.

He was a member of the Salem United Church of Christ, Plymouth.

Survivors are his wife; a son, James, at home and a brother, Henry Prange of the Town of Plymouth. His parents and a brother preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at the Salem United Church of Christ at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Lowell Ferguson, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Sheboygan.

Friends may call at the Wittkopp Funeral Home, Plymouth, from 3 p.m. Sunday until 11 a.m. Monday and at the church from noon until the time of services.


Henrietta Paulmann - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - December 28, 1942 - P.2
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Mrs. Paulmann is Called to Rest after an Illness

Mrs. Henrietta Paulmann, 615 N. Water street, widow of Louis Paulmann, passed away Saturday noon at her home after a lingering illness.

Born in Sheboygan, March 30, 1860, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Karl Brockmann, she resided in Sheboygan throughout her life. She was married to Louis Paulmann in 1882, and he preceded her in death 19 years ago.

Surviving are four children, Walter Paulmann, Miss Alma Paulmann, and Mrs. Floyd Loevell, all of Sheboygan, and Mrs. John Lesher, Fairfield, Ia.; seven grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Hugo Naumann, Sheboygan; and two brothers, William Brockmann of the town of Wilson and Henry Brockmann of Los Angeles, Calif.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Robert H. Kroos Funeral home. The Rev. E. C. Jaberg officiated, with interment in Wildwood.


Mrs. Martin {Elsie} Perronne - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - February 13, 1965 - P.10
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Mrs. Martin Perronne, 72, a resident of the Town of Herman, died of a lingering illness at 11 a.m. Friday at Rocky Knoll Sanatorium and Hospital.

The former Elsie Fenn, she was born in the Town of Meeme (Manitowoc County), Sept. 19, 1893, a daughter of the late Thomas and Minnie Fenn.

Her first marriage was to Otto Stichert of the Town of Mosel, following which the couple farmed there. Mr. Stichert died in 1950, and in 1955 she was married to Mr. Perronne. The couple resided on Highway 32 west of Howards Grove.

Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Bruce Schultz (Eleanor), Green Bay; two sons, Gerald and Marvin Stichert, Sheboygan; five grandchildren; a brother, Arthur Fenn, and two step-brothers, Robert and Otto Fenn, all of Sheboygan; and two step-sisters, Miss Rose Gerke, Sheboygan, and Mrs. Minnie Huhn, Newton.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Walter H. Ahrens Funeral Home in Howards Grove, with the Rev. August Grollmus, pastor of St. John's United Church of Christ, Sheboygan, officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in the Town of Herman.

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


Marion Platz - Manitowoc Herald Times {Manitowoc, Wis.}- March 17, 1960 - P. 14
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Mrs. Leonard Platz Sr., 84, of Rt. 1, Elkhart Lake, died Wednesday evening at her home following a lingering illness.

Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Meiselwitz Funeral Home, Kiel, and 10 a.m. at St. George Catholic Church, Elkhart Lake. The Rev. Claude T. O'Brien will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.

Marion Barth Platz was born Nov. 14, 1875, in the Town of Mequon, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Matt Barth. She was married to Leonard Platz at Elkhart Lake May 2, 1908, and the couple celebrated its golden wedding anniversary in 1958. They settled on the Platz homestead farm in the Town of Rhine, retiring in January, 1942, but continued to live there. The farm is operated by a son, Norman. She was a charter member of the Christian Mothers Society of St. George Parish.

Surviving are the husband; daughter, Mrs. Francis McMullen of Cascade; three sons, Lester and Arno of Kiel and Norman on the home farm; and 18 grandchildren. Seven sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m.


Stephan Robert Payne - Manitowoc Herald News {Manitowoc, Wis.}- March 24, 1920 - P. 4
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Stephen Robert Payne, 72, county pioneer and veteran of the Civil war, having served in Co. F., 48th Wisconsin Infantry, is dead at his home in Cascade. The survivors are seven sons and two daughters.


John Peter - Manitowoc Herald Times {Manitowoc, Wis.}- February 7, 1947 - P. 2
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John Peter, 68, of Rhine, Sheboygan county, died this morning

He was born in Germany in 1871 and came to Sheboygan county in 1897. He married Miss Ella Jochmann of Schleswig in 1907. He first located on a farm near Plymouth and moved to the present farm 32 years ago.

Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Norman Rabe of Schleswig and Erna of Kiel; son, Arno of Rhine; and several brothers and sisters in Germany.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the St. Peti Evangelical Reformed church of Rhine. The body may be viewed at the Meiselwitz funeral home, Kiel, after Sunday noon and will be moved to the church at 10 a.m. Monday.


Adolph Pfister - Manitowoc Herald News {Manitowoc, Wis.}- Tuesday - April 24, 1928 - P. 1
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A. Pfister, Sheboygan, Banker, Dies

Sheboygan, April 24-Adolph Pfister, president of the Bank of Sheboygan and one of the most prominent men of the city, died at noon today after an illness of several weeks, aged 60 years. He was the father of Walter Pfister, city editor of the Sheboygan Press.

Mr. Pfister's life story is that of success founded upon personal effort. Starting his career as a messenger in a bank. Mr. Pfister in a quarter century advanced first to bookkkeeper, assistant cashier, then cashier and in 1926 on death of Julius Kroos, president of the bank, was named its executive head. He has been a power in financial affairs and business in Sheboygan and was held in highest esteem by business and social world here.

Mr. Pfister was a member of the Elks, of which he was a past exalted ruler, member of the Rotary, Knights of Columbus, Association of Commerce and other organizations and had been active in support of them.

He is survived by two sons. Funeral arrangements have not been made.


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