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Harold E. Whitaker - The Sheboygan Press - April 8, 1958
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Funeral services for Harold E. Whitaker, 50, R. 3, Sheboygan, who died Thursday, were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Ballhorn Funeral Chapels.

The Rev. G. William Genszler, pastor of First United Lutheran Church officiated and burial was in Wildwood Cemetery. Members of the Order of Eastern Star at Sheboygan Falls also conducted services at the chapel.

St. John's Lodge 24, F & A.M. of Sheboygan Falls held a memorial service at the funeral home Sunday evening, led by Gilbert Buffington, worshipful masterm and Walter Wentz, chaplain.

Honorary pallbearers were Gilbert Buffington, Ray Sohn, William Wodsch, Camellis Feller, Clarence LaDu and Lawrence Schneidewind.

Active pallbearers were Otto Barenscher, Henry Scheele, Gordon Bau, Juliam Gottsacker, Ed Otto and Marvin Busse.


Sophia Wieland - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - December 31, 1928 - p.2
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Mrs. Wieland Of Town Of Rhine Is Called To Rest

Elkhart Lake - Mrs. William Wieland, nee Sophia Urban, died at her home here Saturday after a lingering illness.

She was born in the Town of Rhine, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Urban, on February 8, 1870. She was married to William Wieland in the Town of Rhine May 6, 1888, and the couple moved to Sheboygan. Later they took up their residence on a farm near here and in 1920 moved to this village.

Deceased is survived by her husband, four sons, Fred, Walter and Andrew of this place and Harry of New Holstein, and one daughter, Bertha, at home. Others who mourn her loss are four sisters, Mrs. William Kalchthaler and Mrs. Henry Kirst of Sheboygan, Mrs. E. Tuerk of Milwaukee and Mrs. Peter Reichert of this village, and two brothers, John Urban of Milwaukee and William Urban of Glenbeulah. Five sisters and one brother preceded her in death.

Mrs. Wieland was dearly beloved by all who knew her. She was actively engaged in church affairs and served as president of the Ladies Aid of the local Reformed church until the time of her passing.

Services will be held from the late home at 1:30 p. m. Tuesday and at 2 p. m. from the Reformed church, Prof. Frank Grether of the Mission House officiating. Burial will be made in the Elkhart Lake cemetery


Rose G. Wisch - The Sheboygan Press - November 21, 1983
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Mrs. Rose G. Wisch, 91, formerly of 1719 Alabama Ave., died Saturday evening at Morningside Nursing Center, where she had resided the past five years.

The former Rose Scherer was born in Newburg on March 17, 1892, daughter of the late Nicholas and Mary Bradfish Scherer.

As a child, she came to Sheboygan with her parents and attended St. Peter Claver Catholic School.

On Sept. 27, 1916, she and John Wisch were married at St. Peter Claver Church. He died in January 1958.

Mrs. Wisch was a member of St. Peter Claver Parish, St. Luke the Evangelist Unit of the Good Samaritan Guild and St. Anne Christian Women's Society and Guild.

Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. C.J. {Marion} Miley and Mrs. Robert {Dolores} Kettler, both of Sheboygan; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Catherine Harder of Sheboygan.

She was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.

A funeral Mass will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter Claver Church by the Rev. David Braun, pastor. The Mass will be followed by family rites at Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cenetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 4:30 p.m. Tuesday until the time of services on Wednesday.

St. Luke the Evangelist Unit of the Good Samaritan Guild will conduct a vigil at the funeral home at 6 p.m. Tuesday and the St. Anne Society and Guild will hold a bible vigil at 6:30 p.m.

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


Ruth Wagner - The Sheboygan Press - December, 1963
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Mrs. Robert A. Wagner, 44, of 1825 S. 12th St., wife of a Sheboygan police lieutenant, died of cancer at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital Thursday evening.

The former Ruth Roewardt, she was born 30 May 1919, a daughter of Ferdinand and Lena Roewardt. She attended Bethlehem Lutheran School and was graduated from Sheboygan High School in 1937.

On April 29, 1939, she was married to Robert Wagner, now a lieutenant with the Sheboygan Police Department. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, the church Women's Guild and the Eagle's Auxiliary.

Survivors are her husband; a son, Sgt. Robert Wagner serving with the Marine Corps in New Jersey; three daughters, Mrs. Richard {Caroline} Zabel and Mrs. Roger {Gail} Pantel, both of Sheboygan, and Miss Linda Wagner, at home; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at Ramm's Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. Monday with the Rev. James Bettin, pastors of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Sunday. The casket will remain closed.


William F. Wieland - The Sheboygan Press - June 12, 1951 - p.14
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William F. Wieland, 88, a well-known Elkhart Lake resident, passed away at his home Monday following a short illness.

He was born in Voltho, Brandenburg, Germany, and came to America when he was 13 years of age. He was married to Miss Sophia Urban on May 5, 1888, in the town of Rhine.

The couple lived in Sheboygan for a short time, then lived 38 years on a farm two miles southeast of Elkhart Lake. In 1920 they moved to the village. She passed away in 1928.

Survivors include three sons, Fred and Walter of Plymtouh and Andrew of Elkhart Lake; one daughter, Mrs. Adolph {Bertha} Graf of Belvidere, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, August, of Plymouth; and two sisters, Mrs. J. J. Gardiner and Mrs. Alice Andrews of Plymouth.

One son, Harry, who died in 1936, two sisters and three brothers preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday at the Raeder Funeral home, Elkhart Lake. The Rev. Paul A. Olm will officiate and burial will be in the Elkhart Lake cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the funeral home from noon Thursday until the hour of services on Friday.


Frieda C. Wagner - The Sheboygan Press - December 10, 1990 - p.5
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Frieda C. Wagner, 94, formerly of 238 Washington Court, died Saturday, December 8, 1990, at Sunnyridge.

Frieda was born April 17, 1896 in Sheboygan, a daughter of the late Robert and Mary {Kleist} Grande. She attended local schools.

On May 8, 1915, she and Walter H. Wagner were united in marriage in Sheboygan. Mr. Wagner, a former Police Chief of the City of Sheboygan, preceded her in death on March 9, 1975.

She was a member of First United Lutheran Church and the Eagles Club Auxiliary.

Frieda is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Marten Blok; two sons and daughters-in-law, Le Roy A. and Helen Wagner; Walter and Elsie Wagner, all of Sheboygan; a daughter-in-law, Mildred Wagner, of Sheboygan, nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; one sister, Meta Krueger, of Sheboygan. She was also preceded in death by one son, one daughter, one brother and two sisters.

A Funeral service for Frieda Wagner will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 11, from the Ramm-Ziegler-Novak-Rettke Funeral Home - Northside Chapel, North 8th St. and Michigan Ave. The Rev. Stephen E. Farwig, Associate Pastor of First United Lutheran Church will officiate. Private Commital will take place Wednesday at Wildwood Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Ramm-Ziegler-Novak-Rettke - Northside Chapel from 5 p.m. Tuesday until the time of service.

A memorial fund will be established in Frieda's name.


Anna Wieland - The Sheboygan Press - June 24, 1964 - p.12
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Mrs. Walter Wieland, 86 {sic}, of 30 Forest Ave., Plymouth, died suddenly at her home at 9 p.m. Tuesday following a heart attack.

The former Anna Nager, she was born June 13, 1898, in St. Louis, Mo., a daughter of the late Mrs. and Mrs. Joseph Nager.

She attended schools at St. Louis, and in 1915 was married to Earl Andrews in Bellville, Ill. He preceded her in death in March of 1919.

She was married on Nov. 29, 1919, at Elkhart Lake, to Walter Wieland. The couple resided at Elkhart Lake until 1940, when they moved to Plymouth.

She was a member of Salem United Church of Christ at Plymouth, and Plymouth Chapter Service Star Legion, Auxiliary of Ladewig-Zinkgraf Post 243 American Legion, a charter member of Auxiliary of World Cheese Center Post VFW, and Plymouth Homemakers.

Survivors are her husband; three sons, Earl Andrews, of Elkhart Lake, Maj. Ralph Andrews, stationed at Des Moines, Iowa, Andrew Wieland, of Plymouth; three daughters, Mrs. Robert {Cecilia} Gersmahl, of Sheboygan, Mrs. Raymond {Marion} Nickel, of West Allis, and Mrs. Melvin {Rosemarie} Lubach, of Sheboygan; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Max Becker, of East St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. Roscoe Clark, of Kirkwood, Mo.; one brother, Joseph Nager, of East St. Louis, Mo.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Salem United Church of Christ, Plymouth. The Rev. Lowell Ferguson, pastor, will officiate, and burial will be at Plymouth Woodlawn Cemetery.

Friends may call at Wittkopp Funeral Home, Plymouth, from 3 p.m. Friday until 11 a.m. Saturday, and at the church from noon until time of services. The Plymouth Chapter of Service Star Legion will conduct memorial services at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Friday.


Walter Wieland - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - April 3, 1973
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Walter Wieland, 76, of Quit-Qui-Oc Manor, Plymouth, died Monday at Plymouth Hospital where he had been a patient five days.

Born on Sept. 7, 1896, in the Town of Rhine, he was a son of the late Mr. & Mrs. William Wieland.

On Nov. 29, 1919 he married Mrs. Anna Andrews. The couple lived in Elkhart Lake until 1941 when they moved to Plymouth. She died June 23, 1964.

Mr. Wieland was employed by the Milwaukee Road for 44 years, retiring Dec. 5, 1957.

He was a veteran of World War I, serving in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Salem United Church of Christ, Plymouth, member and past commander of the Haslee-Doebert-Schmidt American Legion Post 261, Greenbush; member of Barracks 2091, World War I, Sheboygan.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Robert {Cecilia} Gersmehl of Sheboygan, Mrs. Raymond {Marion} Nickel of West Allis, Mrs. Melvin {Rosemarie} Lubach of Sheboygan; three sons, Andrew W. Wieland of Plymouth, Earl Andrews of Plymouth and Ralph Andrews of Columbus, Ga.; 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Andrew of Elkhart Lake, and a sister, Mrs. A. A. Graf of the Town of Schleswig.

Two brothers preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Salem UCC, Plymouth, the Rev. Lowell Ferguson, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Plymouth Woodlawn Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Wittkopp Funeral Home, Plymouth, from 3 p.m. Wednesday until 11 a.m. Thursday and at the church from noon until the hour of services.

Military rites will be conducted at the grave by the Greenbush American Legion Post.

Memorial services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home by Barracks 2091, Veterans of World War I.

A memorial fund has been established in Mr. Wieland's name for Salem UCC.


Frederika Wilhelmina Christina Winter - Chilton Times - Saturday - January 26, 1901
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Mrs. Frederika Wilhelmina Christina Winter nee Fischer, was born July 21, 1818, at Dieckow, Brandenburg, Germany and died in this city January 22, 1901, at the ripe age of 82 years, 6 months and 1 day.

Mrs. Winter was the widow of Carl Winter who preceded her into eternity the 11th of May 1894. The deceased couple were married on the 6th of March 1845. Their union was blessed with seven children of whom one daughter and fours sons are now living. In 1858 they emigrated with a family of six children to America, locating on a farm near Sheboygan. In 1874 they removed to the town of Chilton on a farm now owned by Mr. Theo. Zschetzsche. Here they engaged in farming for about sixteen years when they sold the farm and moved into this city, making their home with their daughter, Mrs. Wm. Trebus. Her daughter died three years ago and according to Mr. Trebus and her own wish she remained with Mr. Trebus family until her end came, peacefully, on Tuesday afternoon at about 3 o'clock.

Although mother Winter had been an invalid for many years and though she had already passed the four score years, yet her death came sooner than expected. Mrs. Winter was a patient sufferer and was esteemed by her neighbors and friends.

The funeral services were held at the Ebenezer church at 10 o'clock a.m. on Friday and were conducted by the pastor, Rev. Wm. A. Arpke.


Peter Wagner - Sheboygan County News - October 30, 1895
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Peter Wagner, aged eighty-five years, dropped dead of apoplexy at his home, no. 1324 Virginia Ave., Tuesday morning, Oct. 29th. Interment at Cedar Grove.


Anna Wagner - The Sheboygan Press - February 26, 1953
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Mrs. William Wagner


Mrs. Anna Wagner, 77, widow of the late William Wagner, died Wednesday evening following a lingering illness.

She was born in Milwaukee, May 9, 1875, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Bauhauer. She attended public schools there and at the age of 15 came to Sheboygan with her parents.

On. Oct. 7, 1893, she was married to Mr. Wagner in Sheboygan. They resided here for a number of years and for the past 29 years have lived in the Town of Rhine.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Charles A. {Lillian} Wilson and Mrs. William R. {Ethel} scholze of Sheboygan; fours sons, Harvey of Sheboygan, Walter of Meridian, Miss., Erwin and Arthur or the Town of Rhine; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels with Pastor Earl Longwell of the Broadway Gospel Chapel officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from Friday noon until the time of services Saturday afternoon.


Arwin Wachsmuth - Sheboygan County News - Wednesday - January 19, 1910 - P.4
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Town of Wilson - January 18, 1910 - The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ewald Wachsmuth died last week and was buried Sunday afternoon in the Flader hill cemetery.


Mrs. Adam J. Wolf - The Sheboygan Press - March 14, 1941
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Former Resident of Plymouth Dies in Phoeniz Ariz.

Plymouth - Relatives and firends here were grieved to hear of the death of Mrs. Adam J. Wolf, which occurred inPhoenix, Arizona, onFriday, march 14, according to word received by relatives.

Mrs. Wolf, the former Miss Thurman, was born and raised in this city, where she resided for many years.

She is survived by two sons, Ronert and James of Phoenix; a sister, Mrs. William Reinke of Waldo; three brothers, William Thurman of this city, Robert of Oakland, Cal., and Henry of Vallejo, Cal., and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Joseph Hartenberger of this city.

Funeral services were held and burial made in Phoenix, Ariz.


Katherine Weavers - The Sheboygan Press - September 19, 1955
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Mrs. Katherine Weavers, 88, of 1108 Georgia Ave died at St. Nicholas Hospital this morning.

Born in the Town of Lima on Nov 6, 1866, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geret J. Tenpas, she attended school there.

She was married to Ira Weavers in 1884, and they made their home on a farm in the town of Lima. Her husband died in 1915. Mrs. Weavers was a member of the Gibbsville Reformed Church.

Survivors are four children, Walter of Sheboygan, Abner and Henry of Gibbsville and Mrs. Lena Hopeman with whom she has been making her home in this city for the past three years. Her parents, a daughter, four brothers and three sisters preceeded her in death.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 pm at the Ramm Funeral Home with Rev. R. C. Lubbers of the Gibbsville Reformed Church officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.

Funeral Write-up - The Sheboygan Press - September 21, 1955

Funeral services for Mrs. Katherine Weavers, Gibbsville, who passed away Monday at the St. Nicholas Hospital, were held Wednesday at the Gibbsville Reformed Church at 2 o;clock. The Rev. R. C. Lubbers officiated.

During services Mrs. R. C. Lubbers and Mrs. Edward Heinen Sr. sang two selections entitled "Going Down the Valley One by One" and "Near to the Heart of God", accompanied by Miss Alice Back.

Pallbearers were six grandsons of the deceased: Donald Wilterdink, George Wilterdink, Marvin, Kenneth and Donald Weavers, and Harold Hopeman. Burial was made in Union Cemetery.


Ewald Wachsmuth - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - July 21, 1911
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The death of Ewald Wachsmuth occured yesterday afternoon at one o'clock at the late home of the deceased in Wilson Township.

The deceased was born in this county and lived in Wilson Township until the time of his death. He had been ill for some time, suffering from diabetes when he received his summons. He was thirty-four years old and well known throughout the county having been a prosperous farmer in Wilson. He is survived by a wife and two children.

The funeral will be held Sunday at ten o'clock from his late home, the Rev. Esch officiating. Interment will be in the Flader Rest cemetery of the township.

Sheboygan Herald - July 29, 1911

At the age of thirty-four Edwald Wachsmuth of Wilson died a victim of Bright's disease, on Thursday, July 20. The burial services were held on Sunday afternoon from the family home, and interment was in the Fladers Rest cemetery in the town of Wilson. The Rev. Mr. Oesch officiated.

Mr. Wachsmuth was united in marriage to Miss Mary Gartman fourteen years ago.

She survives him as do also a son and two daughters. A brother, Herman Wachsmuth, the well-known carpenter contractor of this city and the following sisters also remain to mourn his untimely end: Mrs. Schultz, Greenbush; Mrs. Meggers, Kansas; Mrs. Chas. Klewe and Mrs. Charles Reich, both of this city; Mrs. Albert Flader, Wilson and Miss Bertha Wachsmuth.


Hilbert W. {Dutch} Wolfert - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - December 29, 1990 - p.9
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Hilbert W. 'Dutch' Wolfert, 76, of 3158 N.E. 83rd St., Seattle, Washington, died Saturday, December 8, 1990 at Hospice Northwest.

Mr. Wolfert was born in Sheboygan Falls. He owned his own metal polishing firm, H. W. Wolfert Co. at Interbay for 25 years.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Olive G. Wolfert; a son, William R. {Sally} Wolfert; a daughter, Lynn {Bob} Hayford; three grandchildren, Dawn, Nicki and Brandy Lynn. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Thomas and a granddaughter, Mandy.

A memorial service was held on December 16, 1990.


Marie L. Woepse - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - August 25, 1976 - p.10
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Mrs. William Woepse, 78, of Rt. 3, Sheboygan Falls, died at her home Tuesday afternoon after a lengthy illness.

The former Marie L. Gartman, she was born May 13, 1898 in the Town of Wilson, the daughter of Henry and Marie Jacob Gartman.

On Nov. 10, 1917, she was married to Mr. Woepse in Wilson. The couple owned and operated the Gibbsville Orchard at Gibbsville. They resided in Kohler for 50 years, until moving next to the orchard 3 1/2 years ago.

Survivors are her husband: two sons, Fred of Sheboygan and William Jr. of Decatur, Ala.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, and a brother, Reinhold Gartman of Sheboygan.

A son, brother, sister and four half-brothers preceded her in death.

Private funeral services will be held Thursday at the Huehns Funeral Home, Sheboygan Falls. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Sheboygan Falls.

There will be no visitation at the funeral home.


Donald Woepse - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - October 18, 1971 - p.12
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Donald Woepse, 48, of Niles, Ill., a native of Kohler, died Saturday in a Niles hospital following a short illness.

He was born Aug., 29, 1923, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Woepse, and attended Kohler schools, graduating from Kohler High in 1941.

He served in the U.S. Air Force as a bomber crew chief during World War II, seeing action in the China campaign. He was also stationed in the Canal Zone.

He was married in Chicago.

For the past 25 years, Mr. Woepse has been employed by Univac Division of Sperry-Rand Corp. in Chicago.

Surviving are his wife, Helen; three sons, Thomas, in the Navy, and Howard and Robert, both at home; a daughter, Laura, at home; his parents, residing in Kohler; and two brothers, Frederick and William, both of Sheboygan.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Skaja Terrace Funeral Home, 7812 Milwaukee Ave., Niles.


William J. Woepse - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - October 26, 1981 - p.4
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William J. Woepse, 87, of Route 3, Sheboygan Falls, the original owner of Gibbsville Orchard, died Saturday at St. Nicholas Hospital after a brief illness.

He was born March 19, 1894, in Newton, son of Fred and Elise Grosshuesch Woepse.

He was a graduate of Manitowoc High School and Manitowoc Business College.

On Nov. 10, 1917, he and Marie L. Gartman were married in the Town of Wilson. She died Aug. 24, 1976.

In addition to founding the orchard, Mr. Woepse was employed at Kohler Co. for 39 years, retiring in 1962 as a foundry foreman.

He was a member of Ebenezer United Church of Christ, Sheboygan.

Surviving are two sons, Fred of Sheboygan and William Jr. of Manitowoc; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and a sister Olga Reineking of Sheboygan.

He was preceded in death by a son, a grandchild and a brother.

Private funeral service will be held at 8:30 tonight at Huehns Funeral Home, Sheboygan Falls. The Rev. Reuben Grosshuesch, pastor of Ebenezer Church, will officiate. The body will be cremated.


William R. Woepse - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - October 1, 1998 - p.A2
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William R. Woepse, 66, of 2442C Crosscreek Dr., Sheboygan, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998 at Sunny Ridge Nursing Home, following a lengthy illness.

William was married to Jane Pekulik on March 1, 1973 in Waukegan, Ill.

William was devoted to Jane and sought and found comfort in her dedication to his needs, as he struggled with the disabling disease of Alzheimers. Jane was his constant and loving companion, who compassionately cared for him and helped relieve William's suffering, that extended over a ten-year period. She made sure his dignity was preserved as his condition worsened and his abilities deteriorated. William and Jane's devotion to each other stemmed from a deep sense of love they both felt for one another.

William was a dedicated worker. He was patient and always giving good service to his customers with his wonderful sense of humor and warm smile. William was positioning himself for a year to become a branch manager for Bankers Life & Casualty Company, when he was diagnosed with a disabling illness.

He enjoyed and was fond of his many friends he made while participating in club activities. His friends enjoyed Bill's humor and his warm and friendly nature. He was a good father and loved his family.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Woepse; his son, James Woepse; his daughter, Donna Woepse; a brother, Fred {Ruth} Woepse, Sheboygan and the late Donald {Helen} Woepse, Niles, Ill.; nephews, Robert, Thomas and Howard Woepse and a deceased niece, Laura Esquivel.

William R. Woepse was born July 30, 1932 at Kohler, to the late William Woepse and Marie {Gartmann} Woepse. He graduated from Kohler High School in 1950 and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1956, serving in Korea.

Bill's working career included Kohler General, as a sales representative; Loeffler Mfg., as a vice president in charge of sales; SCI Plastics, Decatur, Ala., engineering manager; Foam Plastics, Myrtle Beach, S.C., general manager and Bankers Life and Casualty Co., as an insurance agent in Sheboygan.

His former memberships included the Sheboygan Elks Lodge, Sheboygan Yacht Club, Community Concerts, Sheboygan Theatre Company, Kohler Arts Center and the Sheboygan Dance Club. He enjoyed golfing at Riverdale Country Club.

The funeral service will be held at noon, Saturday, Oct. 3, at Ballhorn Funeral Chapel, the Rev. Thomas Fleischmann, a chaplain for Sheboygan County Pastoral Services, officiating. His cremated remains will be entombed at Gardens of Peace Mausoleum at Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at Ballhorn Funeral Chapel beginning 10 a.m. Saturday, until the time of services.

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


Mary Wagner - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - May 11, 1984 - p.4
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Mrs. Mary Wagner, 82, of 2411 Georgia Ave., died Thursday at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital.

The former Mary Drews was born Oct. 26, 1901, in Sheboygan, a daughter of Henry and Ottilia Drews. She attended Sheboygan schools.

On June 29, 1929, she married Carlos Wagner at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Mr. Wagner died in 1974.

She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and its Senior Citizens Club.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Wesley {Shirley} Williams of Sheboygan; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harvey Drews of Sheboygan and John Drew of Grafton; and a sister, Mrs. Viola Kaker of Sheboygan.

Preceding in death were five brothers and sisters.

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

Friends may call at the funeral home after 4:30 p.m. today until the time of service on Saturday.

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


Carlos Wagner - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - October 25, 1974 - p.8
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Carlos {Carl} Wagner, 69, of 2411 Georgia Ave., died at St. Nicholas Hospital Thursday evening after a prolonged illness.

Born in Houghton, Mich., Dec. 23, 1904, he was a son of the late Joseph and Emma Wagner. He attended school in Houghton and moved to Sheboygan with his family as a young man.

On June 29, 1929, he married Mary Drews at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Mr. Wagner worked at the former Pantzer Lumber Co. for 30 years and at the YMCA as a custodian for seven years. He was employed by Hayssen Mfg. Co. from 1964-66 when ill health forced his retirement.

He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Survivors are his widow; a daughter, Mrs. Wesley {Shirley} Williams; two brothers, Wesley and Alden; four grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Joyce Konkel, all of Sheboygan.

Two sisters and a brother preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home, the Rev. Herbert Stelter, pastor of Immanuel Church, officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

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

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


Christina Wildgrube - Sheboygan County News - Wednesday - December 11, 1912 - p.1
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Wildgrube- Mrs. Christina Wildgrube a respected old resident of the town of Wilson passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the age of 77 years, 11 months and 28 days. The deceased was born in Germany and came with her husband to America in 1860, settling in the town of Wilson, where he died 32 years ago.

Four sons also preceded her in death and of late years she has made her home at Herman Gartmann's in Wilson. She is survived by one brother Edward Winkler of 1642 S. Thirteenth street, this city. The funeral took place Saturday afternoon at the Lutheran church in the town of Wilson, the Rev. Mr. Oesch officiating. Interment in Fladers Hill cemetery.


Ernst C. Widder - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - April 7, 1958 - p.16
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Ernst C. Widder, 88, of 3304 Main Ave., a retired carpenter and farmer, died at his home about 10 a.m. Sunday following a brief illness.

Born in the Town of Sheboygan Falls, May 1, 1869, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John F. Widder.

He was educated in a district school and learned the carpenter trade as a youth.

For 20 years he and his late brother, Julius, built houses in the Sheboygan area. In 1930 he bought a farm in the Town of Wilson, operating it until 1944 when he retired and moved into the city.

He married the former Anna Gartmann in 1896. She died in September, 1924.

Surviving are a son, Edgar J., a daughter, Mrs. Verena Kringer, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, all of Sheboygan. He was preceded in death by two sisters and seven brothers.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels with the Rev. August F. Grollmus, pastor of St. John Evangelical and Reformed Church, officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral chapels from Tuesday noon.


Anna Widder - The Sheboygan Press-Telegram - Tuesday - September 23, 1924 - P.2
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Mrs. Ernst Widder Passes Away In The Town Of Sheboygan

Mrs. Ernst Widder, 50, died at 4 p.m. yesterday at the home in the town of Sheboygan. Death came after several weeks' illness.

Mrs. Widder, nee Miss Anna Gartman, was born in this county February 8, 1874, and had resided in Sheboygan county throughout her life.She is survived by her husband and two children, Edgar, 18, and Verana, 16, and several sisters and brothers.

Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed as yet.

The Sheboygan Press-Telegram - Wednesday - September 24, 1924 - p.6

Funeral Of Mrs. Ernst Widder To Be Held Friday


Funeral services for Mrs. Ernst Widder, 50, who died Monday, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday from the home in the town of Sheboygan and at 2 p.m. from the St. Andrew's church in Sheboygan, the Rev. Beyer officiating.

Deceased is survived by her husband, two children, Edgar, 18, and Verana, 13; four sisters, Mrs. John Heinzen, Mrs. Henry Siegwardt and Mrs. Carrie Opgenorth of Sheboygan, and Mrs. Anton Schmierler of Edgar, Wis.; three brothers, William Gartman of Sheboygan, Ferdinand of Wausau and Albert of Salt Lake City.

The Sheboygan Press-Telegram - Thursday - September 25, 1924 - p.11

Mrs. Ernst Widder


Funeral services for Mrs. Ernst Widder, who died Monday afternoon, will be held at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow from the Ballhorn undertaking parlors and at 2 p.m. from St. Andrew's church. Rev. E. Beyer will officiate.


Edgar J. Widder - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - July 29, 1964 - p.10
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Edgar J. Widder, 57, of 1320 Swift Ave., died early this morning at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient the last three weeks.

He was born at Sheboygan Falls on Sept. 11, 1906, a son of the late Ernst and Anna Widder. He attended rural schools and Sheboygan High School, and on Sep. 15, 1934, was married to Miss Hildegarde Wesener at Sheboygan. He was custodian at the former Foeste Hotel for 15 years, and at the Sheboygan County Courthouse for the last five years.

Survivors are his wife; one son, Douglas, and one daughter, Judith, both at home, and a sister, Mrs. Verena Kringer, Sheboygan.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Ramm Funeral Home. The Rev. Rudolph Scheffel of Bethlehem Lutheran Church will officiate, and burial will be at Lutheran Cemetery.

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


Hildegarde S. Widder - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - May 27, 1983 - p.4
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Hildegarde S. Widder, 75, formerly of 1320 Swift Ave. and a resident of Rocky Knoll for eight years, died there today.

The former Hildegarde Wesener was born in Sheboygan Dec. 13, 1908, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Wesener. She attended Bethlehem Lutheran School and Sheboygan High School.

On Sept. 15, 1934, she married Edgar Widder in Sheboygan. Mr. Widder died July 29, 1964.

She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

Surviving are a son, Douglas of Sheboygan Falls; a daughter, Mrs. Edwin {Judith} Schmidt of Sheboygan; three grandchildren; one brother Frederick Wesener Jr. of Sheboygan; and two sisters, Mrs. Alfred Peterson of Sheboygan and Mrs. Frank Johnson of Hollywood, Fla.

The funeral service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home, the Rev. Dan Siedenburg, pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home after 4:30 p.m. Monday until the time of service on Tuesday.

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


John S. Webb
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John S. Webb's Funeral Services Held on Monday

Plymouth - Funeral services for John S. Webb, who passed away at the home in the town of Plymouth, were conducted Monday morning at 9 o'clock from the residence and at 9:30 from the St. John the Baptist church. The Rev. A.J. July officiated and burial was made in the St. Fridolin's Catholic cemetery near Greenbush.

During the services at the church Miss Dorothy Trimberger sang "Jesus Lover of My Soul." She was accompanied by Mrs. Irma Burke, organist.

The pallbearers were Carroll Rock, Edward Gannon, Dan Piper, John O'Connell, Steve Riordan and Jay Prindiville.

Among the many relatives and friends who called at the home and attended the last rites were: Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Webb, Grand Forks, N.D.; B.J. Kenny, Mr. and Mrs. Isadore Jaske, Green Bay; J.J. Gallagher, Miss Mary Gallagher, Miss Mary Kabot, Mrs. Joseph O'Neil, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Shea, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Sullivan, Oshkosh; Mrs. Patsy Gannon, Mrs. Margaret King, Fond du Lac; James E. King, Waupun; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Shea, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Joe Shea, Jr., William Shea, Mr. and Mrs. Sheridan Shea, Mr.and Mrs. H.J. Shea, Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Shea, Frank Shea, Mr. and Mrs. Miles Shea, William J. Shea, Mrs. Sarah Blackmore, Miss Hazel Blackmore, Emmett Blackmore, Miles Blackmore, George O'Brien, Armstrong, and others from Sheboygan, Kohler, Sheboygan Falls, Oostburg, this city and vicinity.


Martin Warden
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A shocking tragedy occurred here last Sunday about ten o'clock. Louis Kaiser and Orrin Warden were motoring on the road west of Beechwood, when they overtook Mr. Warden. They sounded a warning, and he stepped to one side but just as the auto, his son was driving, came opposite him, he must have become confused, for he stepped directly in the path of the oncoming machine and was killed instantly. Mr. Kaiser and Orrin Warden carried him to his home and Dr. Bemis of Batavia was called, but life was extinct.

Martin Warden was a veteran of the Civil war. He was born in New York state in 1834 and came to Wisconsin some years later, where he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Romaine. They settled in the town of Scott, where they have since resided. The family consists of eight children, Theodore of Oakfield, Will of Campbellsport, Mrs. Thos. Handrahan, Mrs. Lou Houser, and Dan, Charles and Orrin at home, and numerous grandchildren. His aged wife and family are overwhelmed with grief over the tragic manner in which he met his death. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the sorrow{ing family}.


Katherine Walsh
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Died in Colorado

Mrs. Katherine Walsh died very suddenly Monday, at her home in Denver, Colorado. The body was brought to Waldo and services were held at St. Rose church, Thursday, with interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Mrs. Walsh was a daughter of Michael O'Connor of Hingham and a sister of Mrs. J.D. Kenna of Glenbeulah, for a number of years, she and her husband conducted the hotel at Hingham.


Henry Webb - Sheboygan County Historical Review
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Henry Webb, born in Lafayette, New York on March 4, 1842, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. DeSmidt at Baldwin, February 14, after a year's illness. Funeral was held February 16, at the home of H.F. Thackray and the Methodist church in Greenbush. He came to Wisconsin at an early date. He went to Baldwin about a year ago. His wife died in 1901. Will Webb of Greenbush is a son and George Webb of West Greenbush is a brother.


Janna Walvoord - Sheboygan County News - October 4, 1916
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Mrs. Christian Walvoord nee Janna Gertuida Lammers

Mrs. C. Walvoord of East Oostburg died at her home last Sunday {October 1, 1916} morning at a little after nine o'clock, after a lingering illness with heart trouble and general weakness. The deceased in survived by her husband and the following children: John, Mrs. H. TeRonde, Mrs. Ed. Harmeling and Mrs. John Kreunen from this vicinity; William, pastor of the Ref. Church at Hamilton, Mich.; and Derk of Big Timber, Mont. The funeral will be held Wednesday from the Pres. church, although she was a memeber of the Ref. Chruch, and the services will be conducted by Revs. Pasma, Van Greithuisen and Kulper. The deceased was a woman of sterling character. She will be greatly missed not only in her home but by a host of friends and in church work. It was her delight to make home a happy place and to give bountifully for the extension of God's kingdom. Her place is vacant here but those who are left to mourn will look forward to a reunion above.

{Info from obit and tombstone, born 10 Apr 1844 to J.B. Lammers and Grade Koning in the Netherlands, married Christian Walvoord.}


Christian Walvoord - Sheboygan County News - March 3, 1920
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Christian Walvoord

Chris Walvoord of East Oostburg died last Thursday afternoon at the home of his daughter Mrs. John Kreunen, death being due to paralysis. Deceased was 79 years old and is survived by six children: Mrs. J. Kreunen, Mrs. Ed. Harmeling and Mrs. Henry TeRonde of Oostburg; John of Cedar Grove, Will of Waupun and Derk of Big Timber, Mont. The funeral was held Monday, Rev. Smitter officiating. The relatives have the sympathy of their friends in this bereavement.

{Info from death certificate and tombstone, born 2 Feb 1841 in Netherlands, son of J.D. and Geziena? Walvoord of Koningryk, Netherlands, married Janna Gertruida Lammers, daughter of J.B. Lammers and Grade Koning.}


Nicholas Weber - The Sheboygan Press - October 1, 1945
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Nicholas J. Weber is called to Rest Suddenly on Monday

Nicholas J. Weber, 49, of 1934 N. Eleventh Street, passed away suddenly Monday morning at St. Nicholas Hospital. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Weber SR, the deceased was born at Nordheim, Wisconsin April 12,1896 and attended Holy Name parochial school in Sheboygan. The late Rt. Rev. Msgr. D.F.Thill performed his marriage to Miss Marie Schinabeck of this city, Jan 12, 1918 at Holy Name Church.

Mr. Weber took considerable pride in his home and garden and always was anxious to give a helping hand to his sons. He was employed for a number of years at the Ross Glove company and later accepted a position at the Kohler Company, where he had been employed for 22 years.

The deceased was a faithful member of the Holy Name parish, taking an active part in the many church activities throughout the year. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of that parish and the Catholic Order of Foresters, holding the office of recording secretary of the C.O.F. for a number of years until 1932. He also held the same post with the Lakeshore C.O.F. association, being elected as its secretary when the group was organized.

Active in the activities of the Catholic Order of Foresters, Mr. Weber served as chairman of the State Court convention, which was held in Sheboygan in 1933, and was also named a delegate to the International convention in Milwaukee the following year.

Due to his keen interest and wide spread activities in the order, he was awarded the Legion of Honor by the High Court, a tribute to the important role he played in C.O.F. activities.

Survivors include his wife, Marie, five sons, Sgt. Clemens with the Army in Italy, Fireman 1/c Frederick, on naval sea duty in the Pacific, Pfc. Bernard at Camp Campbell, KY, Norman, recently honorably discharged from the army air corps and Richard at home. One daughter, Mrs. Carlos Loritz of Sheboygan; two grandchildren, Marilyn and Jerry Loritz; his mother, Mrs. Sophia Weber; two brothers, Joseph and Norbert Weber of Sheboygan and one sister, Mrs. John Juckem, also of this city.

Funeral services will be held at 8:30 am Saturday at the Robert H. Kroos Funeral home and at 9:30 am at Holy Name church with a solemn requiem high mass. The Rev. C.A. Altenbach, Mukwonago will be the celebrant, the Rev. George Haen, Milwaukee, Deacon, and the Rev. Louis F. Koren, subdeacon. Interment will be made on the family lot in Calvary Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from Thursday morning until the time of services Saturday.

Four societies of the parish will conduct vigils for Mr. Weber while his body is lying in state at the funeral home. The Women?s Catholic Order of Foresters will hold a vigil at 7:30pm Thursday, the Holy Name society at 8 PM Thursday, and the Ushers society at 8:30 PM Thursday, and members of the Catholic Order of Foresters will hold a vigil at 7:30 PM Friday.

The Sheboygan Press - October 1, 1945

Impressive Funeral Rites Held for Nicholas J. Weber


At Holy Name church Saturday morning, with hundreds of mourners filling the church to capacity. Impressive funeral service was held for Nicholas J. Weber, 49, who died suddenly Monday morning at ST Nicholas hospital.

Celebrating the solemn requiem high mass was the Rev. Conrad A. Altenbach, pastor of St James Parish in Mukwonago, who was assisted at the altar by the Rev. Louis F. Koren, Pastor of St Cyril and Methodius church, as deacon; the Rev. Edward Ziegler, curate of Holy Name church as subdeacon, and the Rev. Robert Schmidbauer, Sheboygan, master of ceremonies.

Brief rites at 8:30 am at the Robert H. Kroos Funeral home preceded the church services, with the Rev. Father Altenbach officiating. The Reverend fathers conducted the burial rites at the grave in Calvary Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Frank Warner, Michael Strysick, Anton Biederwolf, Joseph Klein, Edmund Lutz and Hugo Trilling.

The school children of the Holy Name School sang the requiem mass music under the direction of Prof. August Zohlen, and Miss Irene Harff played several appropriate selections at the organ, including Handel's 'Largo' and 'Ave Maria' by Bach-Gounod, during the services at the funeral home.

Indicative of the interest, Mr. Weber maintained in church work and parish activities; the funeral home was filled to capacity Thursday evening when members of the Women?s Catholic Order of Foresters, the Holy Name society and the Usher's society gathered to recite the rosary in three separate vigils. The Catholic Order of Foresters held a vigil Friday evening.

Many beautiful spiritual bouquets and floral pieces banked the casket as the body lay in state. Among them were tributes from the following organizations; the neighbors, officers and directors of Citizens State Bank, the Kohler Worker?s association, the Kohler Company, employee of the Citizen?s State Bank and Dick?s Club.

Attending the rites from out of town were the Rev.Father Altenbach of Mukwonago; Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Weber and Louis and Michael Weber of Kaukauna; Mrs. Sylvester Van Schyndel and Mrs. Ted Lorenz of Appleton; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Heinzen, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Menting and Mrs. Al Keppel, Phlox, Wisconsin; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wergin, Kewaunee; Mrs. Joseph Peters, Auburndale, Mr. and Mrs. Othmar Gilsdorf, Sherwood; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Specht and family, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Maier and family and Mrs. Anna Peters, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Godfried Meyer and Mrs. Henry Baer, St. Nazianz; Mr. and Mrs. John Buhl, Mr. and Mrs. George Lax and Al Meyer of Chilton; Mr. and Mrs. John Wagner, and Mrs. Hugo Wagner, St. Wendel.


Marie Weber
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Mrs. Marie E. Weber, 82, of 1946 N. 11th St, died Sunday evening at St. Nicholas Hospital.

The former Marie E. Schinabeck was born August 6,1900 in Sheboygan, daughter of Alois and Catherine Peters Schinabeck. She attended Holy Name Catholic School.

On Jan 12, 1918, she and Nicholas J. Weber Jr. were married at Holy Name Church. Mr. Weber died Oct 1, 1945.

She was a member of Holy Name Parish, its St. Anne Christian Mothers and Altar Society and was a member and past president of the Women?s Catholic Order of Foresters and belonged to the Morningside volunteers.

Surviving are five sons; Clemens, Norman, Bernard, Frederick and Richard, all of Sheboygan; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren.

A daughter, a grandson, a brother and three sisters preceded her in death.

A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10:30 am Wednesday at Holy Name Church. The Rev. Thomas Weber, pastor of Holy Angels Catholic Church in West Bend, her nephew and the Rev. Frederick Bistricky, pastor of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth, will be concelebrants. Family rites will be held at 10 am at Kroos-Mason Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4pm Tuesday. A bible vigil will be held at the funeral home at 7pm Tuesday. A memorial fund has been established in Mrs. Weber's name.


Norman Weber - The Sheboygan Press - May - 1988
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Norman N. Weber, 68, of 1946 N. 11th Street, died Monday evening, May 9,1988, at St. Nicholas Hospital. Norman was born Dec 2, of the late Nicholas and Marie Schinabeck Weber. He attended Holy Name School, Sheboygan High School and attained a BS degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He served with the US Army Air Corps during WWII. Norman flew fifty combat missions over Europe, from a base in Italy, with the 15th Air Force, 450th Bomb Group, in B-24 Liberator bombers. He was awarded the Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters and the Presidential Unit Citation. Norman was employed by General Motors of Janesville, and later by Kohler Co, Thomas Industries and Hydraulic Tools Corp; a division of Applied Power Inc. He retired in 1985.

He was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Parish, former member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, a member of the original board of directors of North Bowl Hall of Fame, of which he was a charter member and president for twelve years, and was a former president of the 5 Star league for seven years and the Sheboygan Classic League for nine years. Norman simultaneously held record scores in the Classic League, 5 Star and the Hall of Fame Sweeper.

Four brothers and sisters survive Norman N. Weber in law; Clemens and Marian, Bernard and Jean, Frederick and Jean and Richard and Nancy, all of Sheboygan. Nieces, nephews and a very close friend, Deloris Thiele also survive.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, May 13,1988 at 11 am from Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. The Rev. William J. Effinger, pastor will be celebrant. Family rites will precede the mass at 10:30am Friday at the Rettke Funeral Home. Burial will take place at Calvery Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Rettke Funeral Home, N. 8th St, and Michigan Ave, from 4-9pm Thursday and until the time of services on Friday. There will be a parish vigil service at 6pm Thursday. A memorial fund will be established in Mr. Weber's name.


Bernie Weber - The Sheboygan Press - January - 1993
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Bernard {Bernie} J. Weber, 69, of 3304 Hickory Circle, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, Jan 13,1993, at St Nicholas Hospital.

Bernie was born August 8,1923, in Sheboygan, a son of the late Nicholas and Marie Schinabeck Weber. He attended Holy Name School and graduated from Sheboygan North High School with the class of 1941. He served in the US Army during WWII and received the American and European theatre Ribbons, with two Bronze Service Stars for action in France, Germany and Austria.

On May 27, 1947, he was married to Jean Knoespel of Kohler. In October 1946, he joined Optenberg Iron Works in the accounting department and served as treasurer of the Iron Works from 1962 until 1980 when he became secretary/treasurer of Optenberg, In, until his retirement of August 8,1983.

Bernie was very active in North High School Basketball and Major AA Amateur basketball with such teams as Eagle Insulation, Kohler Recreations and Dick?s Club. He bowled in the Classic League and the Elk?s League until his retirement. He was one of the first persons in the country to receive an Automatic Implanted Cardiac Defibrillator {AICD} in February 1984, after having an arrhythmia attack at Lakeshore Lanes.

Bernie was a life long member of Holy Name of Jesus Parish and its Usher's Society, Elk's Lodge 299, Sheboygan County Old-timers Baseball Assn.; the third Saturday couples league and the Tuesday morning Over the Hill Gang bowling league, which he organized many years ago. He also was a member of the Red Cross 13-gallon club.

He is survived by his wife, Jean; one daughter and son in law, Susan and Phillip Parsche, Howards Grove, a granddaughter, Erin Parsche and a grandson, Andrew Parsche; three brothers and sisters in law; Clem and Marion Weber, Fred and Mary Lou Weber and Richard and Nancy Weber, all of Sheboygan, and one brother in law and sister in law, The Rev. Kenneth and Hilda Knoespel, Greensville, S.C. Bernie is also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. A son, Michael James Weber, a sister and brother, also preceded him in death in law, Lorraine and Carlos Loritz and a brother, Norman N. Weber.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 am Saturday, Jan 16, at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. The Rev. Daniel J. Sanders, pastor, and the Rev. Kenneth Knoespel and the Rev. Raymond Sochurek will be officiates. Interment will take place in Woodland Cemetery, Kohler.

Friend may call at the Ramm-Ziegler-Noval-Rettke Funeral Home, Northside Chapel, 726 Michigan Avenue from 4-8 PM Friday, and a the church at the time of services on Saturday. An Elk?s Lodge 299 memorial service will be held at 6pm Friday. A parish vigil service will be held at 7pm. A memorial fund will be established in Bernie's name.


Matthew Wettstein
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Matthew J. Wettstein, 63, of 1504 Illinois Avenue, died Wednesday morning at St. Nicholas Hospital following a two week illness.

Mr. Wettstein retired from the R-way Furniture Co. a year ago after suffering a heart-stroke July 11, 1966. He had been working there for 23 years.

He was born February 19, 1904, in the town of Harrison, Calumet County, so of the late Albert and Lena Wettstein.

On July 16, 1935, he married the former Miss Mary Dikancic at St. Augustine Church in Chilton. The couple moved to Sheboygan in 1941.

Mr. Wettstein was a member of St. Clement's Catholic Church; the United Furniture Workers, Local 806; The Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 438; and the Legion of Moose, Fox River Valley Council 142.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Robert of Sheboygan Falls, and Roger of Popular Grove, Illinois; three daughters, Mrs. William {Marlene} Meyer and Mrs. James {Nancy} Sachse, both of Sheboygan, and Mrs. Rosemary Oney of Palatka, Florida; his stepmother, Mrs. Minnie Wettstein of Stockbridge; a brother, Norman of Kaukauna; and two sisters, Mrs. Alfred{Mabel} Oakley of Sheboygan, and Mrs. Catherine Scott of Milwaukee.

He was preceded in death by a brother, a sister and a grandson.

The requiem Mass will be celebrated by the Very Rev. Msgr. Vernon J. Kuehn at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Clement's Church following brief family rites at 9:30 in Gerends's Funeral Home.

Friends may call at Gerend's Funeral Home after 4 p.m. today.

A parish vigil will be held there at 7 p.m. The Moose Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 8 p.m.


Clarence J. Weber - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - August 3, 1981 - P.6
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Civic Leader, Banker, Clarence J. Weber, Dies

Sheboygan bank executive and civic leader Clarence J. Weber, 81, of 515 Huron Ave.; died Saturday at St. Nicholas Hospital.

Mr. Weber was chairman of the executive committee of Security First National Bank at the time of his death. He had been appointed to that position last month after serving 11 years as chairman of the board.

Prior to that, Mr. Weber was president of the bank for 25 years.

A concelebrated funeral Mass will be offered for Mr. Weber at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Clement Catholic Church.

A native of Hilbert and a graduate of Lawrence College of Appleton, Mr. Weber began his banking career in 1919 as a bookkeeper for the North Avenue State Bank of Milwaukee.

He was named cashier at Waldo State Bank in 1921 and held that position until being named to the same post at Mid-City Bank in Wauwautosa in 1926, a position he held until 1933.

From 1933 to 1945, Mr. Weber was assistant cashier and assistant vice president of First Wisconsin National Bank, Milwaukee, when he left to join Security First National Bank as its president.

Civic Affairs

In addition to his banking career, Mr. Weber was a driving force in civic endeavors.

He was called upon many times to head fund-raising efforts in Sheboygan.

Soon after coming here, he headed the local campaign for the Victory Loan Program in 1945.

For many years, he headed the U.S. Savings Bond Program in Sheboygan County and received the President Eisenhower Plaque for outstanding work.

Twice, in 1955 and in 1961, he headed the Sheboygan Community Fund Campaign and served many times as a division chairman for business and industry.

Active in the Boy Scout organization, Mr. Weber received that group's Silver Beaver Award in recognition of his many contributions.

He was appointed to head the Mental Health Campaign in Sheboygan County in 1953 by then Governor Walter J. Kohler and headed the Radio Free Europe Crusade for Freedom from 1957 to 1959 and again from 1962 to 1969.

Mr. Weber was also chairman of the 1968 fund raising campaign for the $750,000 addition to the John Michael Kohler Art Center.

St. Nicholas Fund Drive

In 1975, he was called upon to head the $2.5 million local fund drive for the new St. Nicholas Hospital and served on the hospital's advisory board for the past six years.

His leadership abilities were also utilized in several other areas, including membership in the Sheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce, the board of directors of the Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce and chairman of its business committee in 1967.

Mr. Weber was also associated with the Wisconsin Small Business Administration advisory committee and Marquette University's coordinating committee.

Mr. Weber and his wife, Sylvia, were both leaders in the local chapter of People to People International, a group dedicated to the promotion of goodwill throughout the world.

Mr. Weber served on the group's executive board in 1974 and had also served as an advisor to its board.

The Webers were appointed to the board of trustees for People to People International in 1979. Mr. Weber was elected president of the local chapter in October 1980. Mrs. Weber is a former Wisconsin president of People to People.

Mr. Weber was also active in the Rotary Club and was a past president of the service club. He was named the club's Good Citizen of the Year in 1968. He was also honored by the Sheboygan Kiwanis Club as its Distinguished Citizen in 1979.

Upon receiving the Kiwanis Award, Mr. Weber commented that his service to civic organizations was his way of repaying a debt he felt he owed to Sheboygan.

"I can't think of another community where industry and the public work together," he said.

"I am proud of Sheboygan," he added.

Mr. Weber was also a member of St. Clement Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Sheboygan Elks Club, and Pine Hills Country Club.

Other businesses, besides Security First National Bank, called upon Mr. Weber to lend expertise.

Served Other Firms'

He also served as president of the board of directors of South West State Bank and The Wisconsin Timber and Land Co. and as director of H. C. Prange Co. and Phoenix Chair Co.

He was enrolled in the Wisconsin Bankers Association 50-Year Club in 1971 and received a three-diamond pin from Security First in recognition for his 30 years of service to the bank in 1975.

Born March 17, 1900, he was a son of John J. and Gertrude A. Anheier Weber.

He attended Hilbert schools and was a graduate of Appleton High School and Lawrence College.

His marriage to Sylvia L. Orth took place on May 22, 1931 at Milwaukee.

Survivors, in addition Mrs. Weber, are two sons, John O. and W. Michael, both of Dallas, Texas; five grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Marie York of Littleton, Colo. He was preceded in death by a grand-daughter, a brother and a sister.

Concelebrants for the funeral Mass will be The Rev. Anthony McCarthy of St. Clement Church and Rev. Raymond Sochurek, chaplain of St. Nicholas Hospital.

Family rites will be held at the Kroos-Mason Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m.

Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 7 this evening and 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The parish and Knights of Columbus will hold a bible vigil at the funeral home at 7 Tuesday evening.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Nicholas Hospital or to the Clarence J. Weber Foundation.


John Widder - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - January 27, 1975 - P.10
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John Widder, 62, of Orangeburg, S. C., formerly of Sheboygan, died early Sunday morning at a Columbia, S. C. hospital following an extended illness.

Born Sept. 14, 1912, in Sheboygan, he was a son of the late Theodore and Louise Widder. He attended Sheboygan public schools.

On April 7, 1937, he married Betty Wick, also of Sheboygan.

Mr. Widder was employed at the former Citizens State Bank in Sheboygan for several years and later was general sales manager of the Bolens Division of the FMC Corp. at Port Washington.

Mr. and Mrs. Widder moved to New York and in 1967 to South Carolina. Recently he owned and operated the Town Terrace Inn in Orangeburg and the St. George Motor Inn at St. George, S. C.

In Sheboygan, he was a member of the Elks Lodge.

He was a member of the Orangeburg First Presbyterian Church and the Orangeburg Country Club.

Surviving are his widow; two grandchildren of Anchorage, Alaska; and a brother Theodore C. Widder, Jr. of Reading, Pa.

A son, Capt. David J. Widder, was killed in action in Vietnam in March, 1965.

Memorial services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Sheboygan's First Congregational United Church of Christ, the Rev. George Schowalter, associate minister, officiating.

Private family committal rites will follow at Wildwood Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church at the time of services. There will be no visitation at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels.

A memorial has been established in Mr. Widder's name for the Widder Memorial Fund at The Citadel in Charleston, S. C.


Anna Wals - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - January 27, 1975 - P.10
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Mrs. Anna Wals, 92, of Rhinelander, widow of William, died Sunday afternoon following an extended illness.

The former Anna Lavey, she was born Aug. 28, 1882, in the Town of Lyndon, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Lavey.

On June 14, 1910, she married Mr. Wals at Cascade. The couple farmed in Sheboygan County. Mr. Wals died March 9, 1950.

Mrs. Wals was a piano teacher and church organist in the area for many years.

Since 1958 she made her home in Rhinelander.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church there.

Surviving are a son, Marvin of R. 3, Rhinelander; two granddaughters and a great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by four brothers and five sisters.

Funeral services will be Tuesday with a 10 a.m. funeral Mass at St. John Evangelist Catholic Church, Kohler, the Rev. Louis J. Wilimek, pastor, celebrant, following family rites at 9:15 at the Wittkopp Funeral Home, Plymouth. Burial will be in Kohler Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.

A service of the wake will be held at 7:30 tonight at the funeral home.


Barbara Wolgast - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - February 11, 1931
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Aged Resident of County Called to Rest Early Today

Plymouth - Mrs. Barbara Wolgast, 83, died at 9:30 a.m. today at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hoffmann, Krumrey Road.

Mrs. Wolgast was born in Germany on October 20, 1849, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Schreiner. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Carl Hoffmann, and Mrs. Theodore Haase, Plymouth, and by one grandchild, Arno. Her husband preceded her in death on January 9, 1915. One daughter also preceded her in death.

The funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Hoffmann home and at 2 o'clock at Salem Reformed Church. Rev. H.G. Schmid will officiate and internment will be in Union Cemetery.


Henry Walvoord - The Sheboygan Press - August 10, 1909
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Ex-County Official Dead

Henry Walvoord one of the best known and most highly respected citizens of Sheboygan county and who has served as register of deeds and county treasurer, died suddenly at his home in Cedar Grove Monday afternoon at one o'clock. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon with the interment at the Cedar Grove cemetery.

Mr. Walvoord was prominent in the business affairs of this county, at one time being manager of the Enterprise in this city. At the time of his death he was largely interested in the pea canning company at Cedar Grove.

Few men in Sheboygan county were better know or more highly esteemed and his death removes a citizen who commanded the respect of his fellow man.


Mrs. Ernst Wetzel - The Sheboygan Press - March 2, 1911
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The funeral of Mrs. Ernst Wetzel will be held tomorrow afternoon from her late home, 825 New York avenue. Rev. Schultz will officiate and interment will take place in the Lutheran cemetery.


Carl Wesener - The Sheboygan Press
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Carl Wesener, 51, of 1607 Alabama Ave., died suddenly of a heart attack Tuesday afternoon while at work at the American Chair Co.

Born in Sheboygan on July 3, 1905, the son of Carl and Bertha Wesener, he attended Immanuel Lutheran School and was confirmed with the class of 1918. He was employed at the Phoenix Chair Co. until nine years ago, when he took employment with American Chair Co.

Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Bertha Wesener; two brothers, William and Otto; four sisters, Mrs. Hilda Leicht, Mrs. Walter Brandt and Miss Amanda, all of Sheboygan. His father and three sisters preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Ramm Funeral Home with the Rev. E. T. Schmidtke of Immanuel Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in the Lutheran cemetery.

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


Wilhelmine Wesenberg - The Sheboygan Press - January 31, 1906
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Mrs. Wilhelmine Wesenberg, wife of Fred Wesenberg of Krieg's Addition, died Tuesday {yesterday, January 30, 1906} after a lingering illness affecting the heart at the young age of 22 years, 22 days. She was born in Wood Lake, Michigan on January 8, 1884 and came to Sheboygan with her parents {Mr. and Mrs. Christ Duchow} years later. She attended school and was confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran congregation.

She married Fred Wesenberg in January of 1903, with whom she encountered a fortunate life, having two children - Hilda {age 6 months} and Ella. Besides her spouse and parents, she left behind five sisters, who mourn her early parting.

{Note: Should read three sisters and two brothers.}

The Christian funeral begins on Thursday afternoon at the Lutheran Cemetary. The funeral procession begins at the house at 1:30 P.M., and at Immanuel Church at 2:00 P.M., from where her soul caretaker Pastor Burger will officiate.


Herman Winscher - The Sheboygan Press - January - 1958
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Mrs. Herman Winscher, 71, of W. Union Avenue, R.3, Sheboygan, died at 1:55 a.m. Sunday at Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Winscher was taken to the hospital Saturday night after suffering a stroke at the home of her niece. Mrs. Henry Leimetz, 610 Zimbal Ave. She had been staying there recently to be near her husband, who underwent surgery earlier Saturday at Memorial Hospital.

The couple had been residing with their son Harold C., and his family at their home west of the city.

The former Mary Duchow, she was born in Morley, Mich., April 10, 1886, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Christ Duchow.

She came to Sheboygan as a child with her parents and was married to Mr. Winscher, Sept. 28, 1907, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, living here ever since.

Mr. and Mrs. Winscher observed their golden wedding anniversary the past Sept. 28.

Surviving, in addition to her husband and the son, Harold C., are another son Milton, Sheboygan; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are a brother, Albert Duchow, and a sister Mrs. Emily Boenisch, both of this city.

One brother and two sisters preceded her in death.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Steffen Funeral Chapel with the Rev. H.P. Hilgendorf, pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, of which she was a member, officiating. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery.

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


Esther Weaver - The Sheboygan Press - Circa 1971
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Mrs. Elmer Weaver, 74, of 118 Lake Ct., died at Morningside Nursing Home this morning after a prolonged illness.

The former Esther Miller, she was born in Sheboygan on April 1, 1897, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Agnes Miller.

On May 15, 1917, she and Mr. Weaver were married at Holy Name Catholic Church.

Mr. Weaver is a retired The Sheboygan Press printer.

Surviving are her husband; four sons, Carl, Sheboygan, Col. Earl J., Hampton, Va., Wayne, Canton, Ill., and Ronald, Avon, Conn.; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Nickel's Funeral Home with the Rev. George Mohr, pastor of Zion Reformed Church, officiating.

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

A memorial fund has been established in Mrs. Weaver's name for Sheboygan Memorial Hospital.


Norman E. Weinhold - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - June 2, 1999 - p.A2
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Norman E. Weinhold, 81, formerly of town of Sherman, died Monday, May 31, 1999 at Rocky Knoll Health Care Facility.

Mr. Weinhold was born April 18, 1918 in the town of Sherman, the son of the late Erwin and Flora Spieker Weinhold.

Norman was baptized, confirmed and a lifelong member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Adell.

On June 2, 1962, he was united in marriage to Nelita Gessner. Mrs. Weinhold died in January 1980.

Mr. Weinhold farmed and raised mink in the town of Sherman for many years on the family homestead.

Survivors include one sister, one sister-in-law, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, three brothers and two sisters.

The funeral service for Norman Weinhold will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 4, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Adell. The Rev. Bryan Osladil, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the Church, from 11 a.m. on Friday until the time of services.

A memorial fund has been established in Norman Weinhold's name, for the Emmanuel Elevator Fund.

Wilk Funeral Home is serving the family.


Gilbert C. "Gibby" Wisch - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - June 26, 1999 - p.A2
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Gilbert C. "Gibby" Wisch, 81 of Sheboygan, died Friday morning, June 25, 1999 at the Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center.

Gibby was born Aug. 20, 1917, in Sheboygan, to the late Paul and Clara Wisch.

Mr. Wisch served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

On June 21, 1941 he married Stephanie Cykana of Sheboygan.

Gilbert was employed by the Polar WareCo. as an inside sander for over 40 years.

Gibby was a member of teh D.A.V. He was a volunteer for the St. John's U.C.C. senior meal site. He especially enjoyed listening to baseball and football games and spending time outdoors in the sunshine.

In addition to his wife, Gibby is survived by two daughters, five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, a son-in-law, a sister, and nieces and nephews. Gilbert was preceded in death by seven siblings.

A funeral service will be held Monday, June 28 at noon at the Ballhorn Chapels. The Rev. Gregory S. Whelton, pastor of St. John's United Church of Christ, will officiate. Entombment will take place in the Gardens of Peace Mausoleum. Friends may visit with the family on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at Ballhorns.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes contributions to be directed to the memorial fund established in Gilbert's name.


John Warnche - Greenwood, Clark County - "The Greenwood Gleaner" - April 9, 1903
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John Warnche died at his home in this settlement Mar. 28, 1903, typhoid pneumonia being the cause. He was taken sick Mar. 18, and in spite of all doctor and friends could do he grew steadily worse, being unconscious most of the time until death came. He leaves a wife and six children to mourn his death. He was a kind and good neighbor, well liked by all who knew him. He was born in Raduhn, Germany Jan. 28, 1858, came to Sheboygan, Sheboygan county, with his family in 1884 and in 1887 moved to Clark Co., Wis., where they have since resided. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of their many friends.


Mary Wehrman - Greenwood, Clark County - "The Greenwood Gleaner" - July 15, 1909
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Mrs. Fred Wehrman, Sr.

Mary Wolhaupt Wehrman, whose death was mentioned in last week's Gleaner, was born in Sheboygan County June 22, 1849, being a little over 60 years of age at the time of her death, July 4th. She was one of a family of five children, two boys and three girls, all of whom survive her.

She was married in the latter 70's to Fred Wehrman, of Sheboygan county. They were blessed with six children, Fred Wehrman, Mrs. Edwin Buker, Mrs. Val Volk, Caroline, Otto and Mary, the latter three living at the old home on the West Side. One boy, Simon, next younger than Mrs. Buker, died while a child.

Mr. and Mrs. Wehrman moved from Sheboygan county to Clark county over thirty years ago and made a home for themselves on the West Side, where they have since lived.

Mrs. Wehrman was a faithful wife, a kind and loving mother, a good neighbor and will be sadly missed in her home and in the community.

The funeral was held in the German Reformed Church on the West Side, Rev. Otto Saewert conducting the service. The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at the church.

Besides the friends and relatives at home several relatives from away were present at the funeral. They were Mrs. Doll of Sheboygan, sister of deceased, Mrs. Fred Gosse and Mrs. Wm. Gosse of Sheboygan, nieces, and Henry Wolhaupt, brother of deceased, and his daught of Antigo.


Barbara V. Wichmann - The Sheboygan Press
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Mrs. Barbara V. Wichmann, 76, of 114 River Hills Dr, Sheboygan Falls, died Thursday afternnon at St Nicholas Hospital after a brief illness.

She was born June 12, 1905, in the Town of Scott, daughter of Henry and Sarah Stemper Hogue.

On Nov. 27, 1920, she was married to Alvin H Wichmann at Plymouth. He died Feb. 14, 1980.

Mrs. Wichmann was employed at Bemis Mfg Co, Sheboygan Falls, for many years until 1963. She was a member of St Paul Lutheran church, Sheboygan Falls, and its Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors are two sons, Harold of Kansas City, Mo; and Ralph of Chattanooga, Tenn.; two daughters, Mrs Godfrey {Irene} Bierhals of Suring, and Mrs Lorraine Roos of Chattanooga, Tenn.; 18 grandchildren and 27 gr-grandchildren. A son, two brothers, and two sisters preceeded hr in death.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Huehns Funeral Home, Sheboygan Falls. The Rev. Randall Mueller, pastor of St Paul Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be in Sheboygan Falls Cemetery.


Alvin H. Wichmann - The Sheboygan Press
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Alvin H. Wichmann, 83, of 114 River Hills Dr., Sheboygan Falls, died Thursday evening at Rocky Knoll Health Care Center after a lengthy illness.

He was born Feb. 9, 1897, in the Town of Barton, Washington County, son of August and Pauline Nuremburg Wichmann. He married Barbara Hogue on Nov 27, 1920, in Plymouth. They lived in Sheboygan Falls most of their married life.

Mr. Wichmann was employed at White House Condensory in West Bend and Thonet Industries, retiring in 1970. He was a member of St. Paul Luteran Church, Sheboygan Falls.

Survivors are his wife, three sons, Harold of Kansas City, MO., Ralph of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Alfred of Sheboygan Falls; two daughters, Mrs. Godfrey {Irene} Bierhals of Suring and Mrs Lorraine Roos of Chattenooga; a sister, Mrs Ella Joys of Milwaukee; 18 grandchildren and 25 gr-grandchildren.

He was preceeded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at St Paul Luteran church. The Rev. Edward Albertin, pastor emeritus, will officiate. Burial will be in Sheboygan Falls Cemetery.


J. L. Woodworth - Lincoln Star - Lincoln, Nebraska - January 1, 1926
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J. L. Woodworth Dies Of Stroke

Resident of Lincoln More Than 50 Years Passes Away In Florida

Formerly Engaged in Harness Business; Burial To Take Place Here


John L. Woodworth, 1300 G street, died Thursday evening of last week at Daytona Beach, Fla., according to word received by relatives here. Death was due to a stroke of apoplexy, the message said, following an injury Wednesday from a fall. At the time of the accident it was not believed Mr. Woodworth was seriously hurt but he became worse and the next day was taken to a hospital. He passed away that evening. He was 76 years old.

Besides his widow, Mr. Woodworth leaves a son, William of Daytona Beach; two daughters Mrs. Leslie Higgins and Mrs. Herbert Potter of Omaha; and a granddaughter, Miss Lois Woodworth, Lincoln. A sister, Mrs. Theodore Haskins, lives in Washington state.

Farmed Bonacum Land

Mr. Woodworth was born at Sheboygan, Wis., and came to Nebraska more than half a century ago. For some time he farmed with his father on the land known as the Bishop Bonacum property. Later he entered the retail harness business with his father-in-law and then with Mr. McFall. The firm was known as Woodworth and McFall and did business on O street east of Twelfth on the north side and then at 1218 O.

Because of the rapid growth in the use of automobiles Mr. Woodworth sold out about eighteen years ago, and for a time was engaged in the manufacture of cement blocks. He retired a number of years ago, and had been in good health until the accident Wednesday.

Funeral services were held at Dayton, but the body will later be brought to Lincoln for interment.

It was learned here Friday that Will Woodworth is quite ill at Daytona Beach.

Mr. and Mrs. Woodworth went to Daytona Beach about a month ago to spend the winter.


William Wilterdink - Evening State Journal & Lincoln Daily News - Lincoln, Nebraska - May 15, 1929
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William Wilterdink, eighty-one, died at his home, 2007 South Seventeenth street, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. He had lived twenty years in Lincoln. He is survived by his wife, six daughters, Mrs. E.A. Bell, Mrs. F. H. Koehne, Mrs. C. E. Burnett, Mrs. L. A. Abott, Miss Coralie W., all of Lincoln; and Mrs. J. C. Cherry, Adams, Neb.; four sons, E. G. and L.A., Lincoln; W.W., Omaha; and J. H., Haxton, Colo.; three sisters, Mrs. John Debbink, Milwaukee; Mrs. Samuel Dunnewald, Madison, Wis.; and Mrs. James D. Daane, Sheboygan, Wis.; and one brother, Albert, Warsaw, Wis. The body is at the home in charge of Hodgman's. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Jamaica church, eight miles south of Lincoln, Rev. H. B. Rhodes officiating. Burial will be in Simmons cemetery


Lambert Winkel - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - December 5, 1932
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Lambert Winkel, aged 74, died suddenly Sunday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Walter Schropp, 1919 N. 7th Street. Mr. Winkel was born in Marytown, Fond du Lac Co. on April 12 1858 and waas married there Feb. 15, 1887 to Miss Catherine Konen.

After their marriage the couple made their home in St. Cloud for about 5 years and then came to this city. They lived in the 6th ward for many years. Mr. Winkel was employed at the Konrad Schreier C. for a number of years and for 6 years worked for the city, retiring about a year ago. He was a member of the Holy Name Society, the South Sheboygan Germania Society no. 42 and the Arbeiter's society.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Walter Schropp {Marie}, and a son, Clement, both of this city. Three grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Peter Daun, Charlesburg, and Mrs. Jacob Krebsbach of New Holstein, four brothers, John, Jacob, August, of Charlesburg and Richard of New Holstein.

Mrs. Winkel died 6 years ago. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock at the Ramm Funeral Home and at 10:00 o'clock at St. Peter Claver church. Rev. James Huepper will officiate and burial will be in the South Side Catholic Cemetery.


Anna Katherine Winkel - The Sheboygan Press - January 18, 1926
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Mrs. Louis {should be Lambert} Winkel, 59, passed away at 2:20 a.m. today at the family residence, 1608 Spruce Court of paralysis. Last October Mrs. Winkel suffered a paralytic stroke which had confined her since, and Sunday evening she suffered a second stroke which resulted in her death early this morning.

Mrs. Winkel {Anna Katherine Konen} was born in Marytown, Wisconsin on November 10, 1866 and was married there to Mr. Winkel on February 15, 1887. Five years later the family came to this city and took up residence on Virginia avenue where they resided until 4 years ago when they moved to their present home.

Mrs. Winkel was a member of the Christian Mothers Society of St. Peter Claver church and also of the Willing Workers society of that parish.

The survivors are the husband, one daughter, Miss Marie, at home and a son, Clement Winkel, of this city; tow grandchildren and one brother, John Konen at Malone.

The body was taken to the Ramm Undertaking parlors where it will lie in state until the hour of the funeral, 9:30a.m. on Thursday when the service will be conducted at St. Peter Claver church. Rev.F. Pichery will officiate and burial will be made in the South Side Catholic Cemetery.

{Note: Anna Katherine Konen was the daughter of Mathias Konen and Maria Katharina Nett.}


Erna Wapp - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - June 8, 1934 - p.10
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Mrs. Joseph Wapp Of Town of Falls Summoned Today

Sheboygan Falls - Mrs. Joseph Wapp, aged 25, nee Miss Erna Federwisch, passed away at Plymouth hospital this morning at 5 o'clock, following an illness of two weeks.

She was born on August 16, 1908, at Sheboygan Falls, and on June 8, 1929, she was married to Joseph Wapp. Following her marriage, the couple settled on a farm in town of Sheboygan Falls.

Survivors are her husband, a son, Richard, aged 3, and twins, Bernard Karl, and Barbara Ann, aged 2 weeks; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Federwisch of Sheboygan Falls; three sisters, Mrs. Oscar Hahn, nee Alma, of Hilbert; Mrs. Arthur Messner, nee Norma, of Sheboygan, and Mrs. Karl Johanning, nee Meta, of Plymouth; three brothers, Reno, of Sheboygan, and Karl and William of Sheboygan Falls.

The body may be viewed at the Walter H. Ahrens Funeral Home here from Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, until the hour of the services on Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Funeral Home, and at 2 o'clock at St. Paul's Lutheran church. The Rev. John Biehusen will officiate and interment will be made in Falls cemetery.

Funeral - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - June 12, 1934 - p.4

Funeral Services Are Held Sunday For Late Mrs. Wapp


Sheboygan Falls - Funeral services for Mrs. Joseph Wapp, nee Erna Federwisch, of town of Sheboygan Falls, who passed away at the Plymouth hospital Friday, were held at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, at the Walter H. Ahrens Funeral Home, and at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran church. The Rev. John Biehusen officiated and burial was made in the Falls cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Harry Hahn, Reinhold Fenner, Marvin Messner, Carl Gierke, Arno Fenner and Edwin Radke.

Miss Evangeline Wachter and Miss Gussie Hoffmann, accompanied at the organ by Prof. A.W. Hoffmann, sang a German hymn, and a trio consisting of Miss Wachter, Miss Hoffmann and Prof. Hoffmann sang "One Sweetly Solemn Thought".

The church was filled to capacity with relatives and friends of Mrs. Wapp. While the body lay in state, the casket was also surrounded with many lovely floral tributes.

Among the out-of-town persons at the funeral were: Mrs. Henry Schwahn, Mrs. Herbert Schwahn, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Wapp, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sporleder, Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Mietz, Mr. and Mrs. E. Weyenberg, Miss Doris Mietz, Clifford Thompson, Mrs. William Radtke, Sr., and daughter, Helen, Mr. and Mrs. William Radtke, Jr., of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Steffen, Mrs. Andrew Wapp, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Wapp of Waukesha, and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Radtke of Port Washington.


Joseph Wapp - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - August 29, 1936 - p.4
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Joseph L. Wapp Dies Friday Night At Hospital Here

Joseph L. Wapp, 28, died Friday evening at 7:30 o'clock at the Sheboygan Memorial hospital.

Mr. Wapp was born November 11, 1908, in the town of Sheboygan Falls, the son of John and Augusta Wapp. His marriage to Miss Erna Federwisch took place on June 8, 1929. Mrs. Wapp preceded her husband in death in 1934.

Survivors are three children, Richard, and Barbara and Bernhard, twins, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Wapp, three brothers, Lester of Chicago, John of Plymouth, and Harold of Milwaukee, and one sister, Mrs. Angelia Mayer of Plymouth.

Funeral rites will be held Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Wittkopp Funeral Home at Plymouth from where the body will be taken to the Salem Reformed church on Highway 23 for another service. The Rev. Otto Menke will officiate and interment will be made in the Sheboygan Falls cemetery.

The body may be viewed at the Wittkopp Funeral Home at Plymouth from Sunday afternoon until the time of the services.

Funeral - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - September 2, 1936 - p.6

Final Rites Conducted For Joseph Wapp


Plymouth - Funeral services for Joseph Wapp, who died Friday evening at Sheboygan following an illness of two weeks were held on Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Wittkopp Funeral Home and at 2 o'clock at the Salem Reformed church on the Plank road. The Rev. Otto Menke officiated and burial was made in the Sheboygan Falls cemetery.

The pallbearers were: Norman Kalk, Allen Hofschield, Milford Peters, Carl Gierke, Milton Ebenreiter and Herbert Sass.

Miss Martha Menke and Mrs. Elton Hoehne sang two songs at the funeral home, "Have Thine Own Way, Lord" and "I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say". At the church Mrs. Andrew Wapp, a relative of the deceased sang "Abide With Me".

The funeral was attended by a large number of friends who came from Sheboygan Falls, Plymouth, Franklin and neighboring cities and villages.


John Peter Wondergem - Herald Times Reporter - May 31, 2004
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John Peter Wondergem, 64, of Sandy, UT, passed away on Thursday, May 13, 2004.

Born Dec. 15, 1939, John was the son of the late John and Goldie Obbink Wondergem. John graduated from Sheboygan Central High School in 1957. He entered the U.S. Marine Corp and served from 1957 to 1966, obtaining the rank of Staff Sergeant.

On Jan. 28, 1961, he married Dee Ann Sharp in Sheraton, Iowa.

John is survived by his wife, Dee of Sandy, Utah; his children, Michael {Joline}, Mark and Matt, all of Sandy; and Michelle {Greg} Bower of Phoenix, AZ.

He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jordan and Tony Wondergem of Sandy; his sisters, Jean {Marko} Zagar, Marilyn {Hank} Kalkopf, and Annette {Leo} Bersch; brothers, Adrian {Ann} Wondergem and Gary {Ann} Wondergem, all of Sheboygan; nieces and nephews.


Elizabeth Wright - Plymouth Review - January 18, 1899 - p.1 - c.6
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Dies Suddenly. Mrs. Lizzie Wright, wife of Washington F. Wright, living a short distance west of the city, in the town of Plymouth, died about ten o’clock Saturday evening after but a short illness, her death being due to heart disease. She appeared about as well as usual on Friday, and attended to her household duties but in the evening took to her bed and lived only about twenty-four hours. The remains were brought to this city for interment yesterday afternoon, Rev. F.C. Bliss conducting the services at one o’clock at the Congregational church. Mrs. Wright was forty-one years of age and had been a resident of the town of Plymouth for a number of years. Besides her husband she leaves four daughters, Mrs. John Sippel of Antigo and three who are living at home, the youngest but ten years of age.

Plymouth Post - January 19, 1899 - p. 6 - c. 6

Frau Watt Wright, etwa 2 1/2 Meilen nordwestlich von hier wohnhaft, ist am Samstag Abend gestorben. Sie Stand im 42. Lebensjahre und hinterlässt einen Gatten und 4 Kinder.

Plymouth Review - January 19, 1899 - p. 1 - c. 5

Mrs. Washington Wright Dies. Mrs Lizzie Wright, wife of Washington Wright of the Town of Plymouth died Saturday night of pneumonia. She was 41 years of age. The remains were interred in the city cemetery Tuesday afternoon, Rev. F.C. Bliss officiating. She is survived by a husband and four children - three at home and one residing in Antigo.


Washington Wright - Plymouth Review Herald Reporter - January 7, 1929
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W. Wright Dies Sat. In Milwaukee. Washington Wright, familiarly known as “Watty” Wright, passed away in Milwaukee Saturday night of influenza. He had been with his daughter, Mrs. Fay Walrath in Milwaukee since October. Previous to that he had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Peter Faas, west of Plymouth. Mr. Wright was born in New York state, but came to Sheboygan county when four or five years of age. He is survived by the following children: Mrs. John Sippel and Mrs. Peter Faas of this county; Miss Hattie of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Fay Walrath of Milwaukee; five sisters and one brother, Mrs. Finney and Silas Wright of Fond du Lac, Mrs. Kittie Warburton and Mrs. Mary Warburton of Cherokee, Okla., Mrs. Sarah Fox of this city and Mrs. Yilmot, N.Y. City. The body will arrive in the city Tuesday and the funeral will be held Thursday forenoon. Miss Hattie is on her way from Seattle and is expected Wednesday.

The Sheboygan Press - January 11, 1929 - p.15 - c.6

Former Resident of Plymouth Laid to Rest Thursday


Plymouth - Remains of Washington Wright, a former resident of this county who died at the home of a daughter in Milwaukee Saturday night, arrived in this city Tuesday and last rites were conducted Thursday at 10 a.m. from the home of a daughter, Mrs. Peter Faas, Plymouth Route 4. The Rev. S. Bullough of the Congregational church officiated and interment was made in Union cemetery. Mr. Wright was born in New York state April 17, 1842, and came to Sheboygan county at the age of 5 years. He was a resident of this city and vicinity until October, 1928, when he went to Milwaukee to make his home with a daughter. He is survived by the following children: Mrs. John Sippel and Mrs. Peter Faas of Town Plymouth, Miss Hattie Wright of Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Fay Walrath of Milwaukee. Other survivors include five sisters, Mrs. Charles Phinney of Fond du Lac, Mrs. Kittie Warburton and Mrs. May Warburton of Cherokee, Okla., Mrs. Lesley Wilmot of New York and Mrs. Sarah Fox of Plymouth, and one brother. Among those who attended the services from away were: Mrs. Charles Phinney and Silas Wright of Fond du Lac, Miss Hattie Wright of Seattle, Wash., Mr. and Mrs. Fay Walrath and son of Milwaukee and William Faas of Sheboygan Falls.


Fay Walrath - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - May 6, 1963 - p.16 - c.4
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Private graveside services were held for Fay D. Walrath, Milwaukee, at Woodlaawn Cemetery, Plymouth, last week with the Rev. Herbert Balcom officiating. Mr. Walrath is survived by his widow, the former Fanny Wirght; a son, Robert, and a grandson, all of Milwaukee. Funeral services were held at Milwaukee by the American Legion Poast and the body was moved to Plymouth by Wittkopp Funeral Home.

Plymouth Review - May 9, 1963 - s.2 - p.2 - c.2

Fay Walrath Dies; Buried at Woodlawn. After American Legion services in Milwaukee on Saturday, April 27, the body of Fay D. Walrath was brought to Plymouth Monday by the Wittkopp Funeral Service for private graveside services at Woodlawn cemetery. The Rev. Herbert Balcom, pastor of the Plymouth United Church of Christ, officiated. Mr. Walrath is survived by his wife, the former Miss Fannie Wright, a former Plymouth resident; one son, Robert of Milwaukee; and one grandson.


Fanny B. {Wright} Walrath - Plymouth Review - February 10, 1977 - p.7 - c.3
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Funeral services for Mrs. Fanny B. Walrath, 85, formerly of 15 Grove st., Plymouth, who died at 2 p..m. Thursday, Feb. 3 at Plymouth Extended care facility, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wittkopp Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert Klepper, pastor of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Plymouth, will officiate and burial will be in Plymouth Woodlawn cemetery. The former Fanny Wright was born May 25, 1891 in Plymouth, the daughter of the late Washington and Elizabeth Ottstadt Wright. She attended Plymouth schools and was graduated from Plymouth high school in 1909. She attended the teacher's training program at Plymouth high school and graduated from Oshkosh Normal school. She taught graded schools in Racine for 10 years. On Sept. 3, 1920 she was married to Fay D. Walrath in Racine where the couple lived until moving to Beloit and in 1923 moved to Milwaukee. Her husband preceded her in death on Aug. 25, 1963 and in 1965 she came to make her home in Plymouth. She is survived by one son, Robert, Milwaukee; one grandson; and one sister; Miss Harriet Wright, Plymouth. She was preceded in death by two sisters.


Harriet Isabelle Wright - Plymouth Review - February 9, 1988 - p.8 - c.1
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Funeral services for Harriet Isabelle Wright, 101, of Plymouth, will be held Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at Wittkopp Funeral Home, Plymouth. The Rev. William Rishel, pastor, 1st Congregational United Church of Christ, will officiate, with burial at Plymouth Woodlawn Cemetery. She died Saturday, Feb. 6, at Valley Manor Nursing Home in Plymouth, where she had been a patient 13 years. She was the third of four girls born to Washington Field Wright and Elizabeth Ottstadt. Her mother died when she was 12, and her father placed the two younger daughters with two separate families as hired help for room and board. She lived for one year with the Taylors then moved in with the Wilsons. She was allowed to go to Plymouth High School and graduated valedictorian of her class in 1904. Because of her gender, the college scholarship usually offered to the valedictorian was given to a young man with lower grades. She completed training to obtain her teaching certificate. After teaching at the Valley School, she accepted an offer to teach English in Puerto Rico for two years. Returning to Wisconsin, she completed her bachelor's degree at UW-Whitewater. She accepted a teaching position at Spokane, Wash. and after 28 years at Edison School, she retired from teaching. She earned a master's degree at Berkeley in California and during summers toured China, Japan, Alaska and often lectured on the trips. She moved to Seattle, Wash, working for the war department headquarters, post civilian personnel office for about two years, until she moved back to Plymouth. At that time, she was employed by the Review, Plymouth, before doing volunteer work. In 1975 she moved to the Extended Care Facility. In 1986 she became 100 years old, a party and reception was held in her honor. She was interviewed by The Review, and awarded a plaque honoring her as the oldest living graduate of UW-Whitewater. She also received a letter from President Reagan. Survivors are one nephew, Robert Walrath, Milwaukee. She was preceded in death by three sisters. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 p.m. on Thursday until the time of services. A memorial fund has been established in her name for the Wisconsin Lions Eye Foundation.


Ferd. Wetzel - Manitowoc's Der Nord Westen - October 21, 1880
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Death of Ferd. Wetzel of Sheboygan, last week. He was well known locally.


Ellen Wetstone - Manitowoc's Der Nord Westen - February 9, 1899
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Death Sat. in the local hospital of Mrs. Ellen Wetstone at the age of 80. The casket was taken to Sheboygan for burial.


Louis Wolf - Manitowoc's Der Nord Westen - June 30, 1887
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{From Kiel – 28 June 28}

An article indicating the death of Louis Wolf in the Dakota Territory. He was the son of Julius Wolf who died seven years ago in Town Rhine, Sheboygan Co. The deceased was 29 years old and was educated in the law.


Frieda Werthmann - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - May 29, 1980 - p.8 - c.4
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Frieda Werthmann. Funeral services for Mrs. Gustav Werthmann, 83, of 311 S. Wisconsin Drive, Howards Grove, who died Wednesday, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Immanuel United Church of Christ in the Town of Herman. The Rev. Reinhard Ulrich will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at Ahrens Funeral Home in Howards Grove from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday until 11 a.m. Saturday and at the church from noon until the time of services. Born Sept. 1, 1896, I the Town of Herman, she was the daughter of Fred and Henrietta Arnhoelter Maeuser. On Jan. 8, 1938, she married Gustav Werthmann. They farmed in the Town of Herman until 1951, when they moved to Howards Grove. She was a lifelong member of Immanuel UCC. Surviving are a stepson, Elroy Werthmann of rural Sheboygan Falls; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Muetzelburg of Sheboygan; two brothers, Ewald Maeuser of Howards Grove and Oscar Maeuser of rural Elkhart Lake. A memorial fund has been established in Mrs. Werthmann’s name.


Gustave Werthmann - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - June 17, 1981
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Gustave Werthmann, 87, of 311 S. Wisconsin Drive, Howards Grove, died Tuesday evening at Rocky Knoll Health Care Facility, where he resided for the past nine weeks. He was born Aug. 22, 1893, in the Town of Mosel, a son of Ferdinand and Anna Streblow Werthmann. In 1917, he married Lydia Schumacher at Immanuel United Church of Christ, Town of Herman. She died April 26, 1934. On Jan. 8, 1938, he married Freida Maueser of the Town of Herman. She died May 28, 1980. Mr. Werthmann farmed in the Town of Herman until 1950 before moving to Howards Grove. He was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ, town of Herman. Survivors are one son, Elroy of the Town of Herman; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Heusterberg and Mrs. Martha Bender, both of Howards Grove and Mrs. Esther Meves of Adell. He was preceded in death by a brother and three sisters. Funeral services are tentatively planned for 2 p.m. Saturday at Immanuel united Church of Christ, Town of Herman. The Rev. Herbert Feireraband, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at Ahrens Funeral Home, Howards Grove from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday and until 11 a.m. Saturday and at the church from noon until time of services. A memorial has been established in Mr. Werthmann’s name.


Verona Wollersheim - No Newspaper Listed - 1934
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Last Sad Rites To Be Saturday For Miss Wollersheim

Last sad rites for Miss Verona Wollersheim who died at the home her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wollersheim, 1211 Michigan avenue, yesterday morning will be at 8:30 Saturday morning from the Robert H. Kroos Funeral Home and at 9 o'clock from the Holy Name church. The Rev. Father Phillip Dreis will officiate, and burial will be made in Calvary cemetery.

Miss Woilersheim, who had been ill for some time, was born in St. Nazianz on July 24, 1908 and came to this city with her parents in 1912. She was graduated from the Holy Name school in 1922 and later took a business course at the Vocational school. She was employed for several years by the Sheboygan Chair company, later in the office of the Chicago and Northwestern railroad here, and for a year at the Dependon Roofing company.

Besides her parents the deceased is survived by two sisters, Miss Marcella, and Miss La Verne, and one brother, Clarence, all of this city.


Henry Wolff - No Newspaper Listed - 1927
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Henry Wolff Dies At Rhine Center

Henry Wolff, well-known and highly respected citizen of Rhine Center, died Thursday at 6:45 a.m., at his home, aged 70 years. Deceased was born in town Herman, April 20, 1857, the fifth child of Mr. and Mrs. Philip H. Wolff. After attending the common school until he reached the age of 14, he was apprenticed to Theodore Flentje, a shoemaker, and he followed this trade continuously up to the time of his death. On April 5, 1880, he purchased the Rhine Center place of business. On May 1, 1881, he was united in marriage to Caroline Mahloch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Mahlock of the town of Rhine. He was appointed postmaster at Rhine Center July 31, 1893, and served in that office until the rural delivery was established and the postoffice at Rhine Center was closed. The survivors are the widow and two sons, Philip, of Chicago, and Martin J. of Plymouth. A daughter, Bertha, died February 26, 1892. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the family home, and from the town Rhine church, the Rev. Paul Thomas officiating. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.


Edwin Wippermann - No Newspaper Listed
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Edwin C. Wippermann, 90, a former Sheboygan County politician and well-known breeder of registered Holstein cattle, died Monday morning, at Sunnyridge.

He had previously operated a dairy farm along County Trunk LS in the Town of Mosel.

He was born October 28, 1890, in the Town of Mosel, the son of Otto and Emilie Fischer Wippermann. He attended district school and was a graduate of Plymouth High School and the Sheboygan Business College.

Mr. Wippermann had taught school at Franklin Grade school, Schwartzwald Grade School and the Sheboygan Business College.

On August 26, 1915, he married Elsa Kammann at St. John United Church of Christ, Schwartzwald. She died July 31, 1966.

The couple owned and operated a dairy farm in the Town of Mosel since 1916. Wippermann had continued to operate the farm until illness forced his retirement.

During his tenure in farming, Wippermann established many records. He owned the first Holstein bull to be classified “excellent” in Sheboygan County, and his herd contained the first gold medal sire and gold medal dam in the county, and the first gold medal dam bred and raised in the county.

The Wippermann’s herd was the first in the county to be classified by the Holstein-Friesian Association of America.

Mr. Wippermann was active in the Holstein-Friesian Association American at the national, state and county levels.

He was a charter member of Farm Bureau and the Sheboygan County Holstein Breeders Association.

Survivors are two sons, Eugene and Owen, both of the Town of Mosel; a daughter, Mrs. Willard Schmidt of Sheboygan Falls; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; three brothers, Hubert and Harold, both of Cleveland, Milton of Franklin; six sisters, Mrs. Olga Valenstein of Howards Grove, Mrs. Edna Wunsch of rural Sheboygan Falls, Mrs. Rose Lorfeld and Mrs. Elmer Knoener, both of Sheboygan, Mrs. Hertha Lorfeld of rural Cleveland and Mrs. Elsie Roeder of Schwartzwald.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at St. Mark United Church of Christ. The Reverend Charles Barnes, pastor, officiated. Burial was in Wildwood Cemetery.

A memorial fund has been established in Mr. Wippermann’s name.


William Witte - No Newspaper Listed - October 14, 1976
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William Witte, 80, of 1025 Superior Ave., died at Sheboygan County Hospital this morning following an illness of 1-1/2 years.

Born in Sheboygan on Oct. 28, 1889, a son of the late Herman and Mathilda Witte, he married Olinda Windel on Nov. 23, 1912, at Zion Lutheran Church, Louis Corners.

The couple farmed in the Town of Schleswig until 1946 when Mr. Witte took employment at Plastics Engineering Co. He worked there for 18 years, retiring in 1967.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his wife: a son Leslie, of Sheboygan; a daughter, Mrs. Walter {Mildred} Hermann, of Plymouth; two grandchildren; and two great-granchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Nickel's Funeral Home with the Rev. Harvey Krueger, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

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

A memorial fund for Mr. Witte has been established for Trinity Faith Forward Building Fund.


August Winkel - No Newspaper Listed - 1935
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August Winkel of Howards Grove, a resident in this city many years ago, died at the home of his son, Herman, also of Howards Grove, on Monday morning at 2 o’clock after a lingering illness.

Mr. Winkel was born in Schmedenberg, Germany on May 15, 1846.

His marriage to Miss Augusta Haese took place in Germany on May 20, 1872. In 1883 the couple came to America, settling in this city, and five years later they moved to the town of Herman, where they operated a farm for many years. After the death of his wife, nine years ago, Mr. Winkel resided with his children.

Survivors are three sons, Franz of here, Herman and Ferdinand of Howards Grove, one daughter, Mrs. Julius Meinert of the town of Sheboygan Falls, 12 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held this {Wednesday} afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Walter H. Ahrens Funeral Home. The Rev. E. R. Krueger of Sheboygan officiated, and interment was made in the Union cemetery at Howards {Grove}.


Gilbert Wollersheim - No Newspaper Listed - 1924
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Gilbert Wollersheim Loses Life When Boat Capsises Sunday Afternoon

Gilbert Wollersheim of Sheboygan, former Kiel boy, lost his life by drowning in Wilke’s Lake at about 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon. His companion, Anton Sebanz of Sheboygan, was saved by rescuers, after cries for help had been heard.

The two youths were diving off a boat of Wollersheim’s that was fitted with an Evinrude motor, when the accident happened. Sebanz had been diving, while Wollersheim operated the rudder. They were just changing places so Wollersheim could dive and in stepping on the side of the boat it was capsized and sank immediately. Wollersheim started swimming for shore in the excitement and gulped enough water to strangle him arter he had gone about a hundred feet.

Searchers with drag hooks and pike poles labored untiringly since the accident, but the body was not recovered until Tuesday evening. It was found about twenty feet from the place where here the young man had gone down.

Gilbert Wollersheim was an only son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Wollersheim, 1217 N. 8th street, and the blow is doubly severe to the bereaved parents on this account. He was born March 25, 1906, at Kiel. The family lived here for three years and then moved to Sheboygan, where they have continued their residence ever since. The father is a carpenter by trade.

Young Wollersheim was a graduate of the Holy Name School, following which he entered the Sheboygan Business College. After two years in college, he entered the employment of the A. W. Kuether studio at Sheboygan, and followed the profession of photo printer. He was employed in this capacity at the time of his death.

The remains were taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alois Meyer, at Sheboygan, where they will lie in state until the time of the funeral service. Mrs. Meyer is an aunt of the deceased.


Clifford E. Walber, Sr. - The Sheboygan Press - January 18, 2004
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Clifford E. Walber Sr., age 79, formerly of New Holstein and Kiel, died Thursday evening, Jan. 15, 2004, at Sunny Ridge Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Sheboygan, where he had been a resident for the past year.

He was born Jan. 4, 1925, in New Holstein, son of the late Joseph and Marie {Stransky} Walber. Cliff was a graduate of New Holstein High School Class of 1943. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving during World War II in the Philippines.

On Oct. 5, 1949, he married the former Rita Casper in Marytown. The couple celebrated their 50th anniversary in 1999. Rita preceded him in death on Dec. 8, 2000.

Cliff worked in Omaha as a district sales manager for Frito Lay for 20 years until his retirement in 1974. The couple moved back to Wisconsin where they owned and operated the C&R Lounge in Kiel from 1974 until 1984. They then moved to New Holstein where they owned and operated the One Way Inn from 1981 until their retirement in 1999.

He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, New Holstein, the New Holstein Knights of Columbus; a former member of the Kiel Lions Club; and a member of the New Holstein American Legion. Cliff was also a charter and lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans of Calumet County, Al Hertel Chapter.

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Cliff was preceded in death by three brothers, Lester, Emil and Donald Walber; and three infant siblings.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, New Holstein, with the Rev. Frank Weber officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home, 815 Sixth St., Kiel, on Monday, Jan. 19, from 3 until 8 p.m. and at the CHURCH on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

A memorial fund has been established in his name.


Richard Wagner - March - 1924
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Richard Wagner died at the home of his daughter at Sheboygan last Thursday, at the age of 65 years. Mr. Wagner was a well-known cigarmaker in Sheboygan, and secretary of the cigarmakers' union many years. He was employed at the Ammann cigar factory in Kiel a few years ago, and had a number of friends here, who will learn of his demise with regret. He leaves his widow and several children.


Glenn Waterman & Francis Sherman - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - April 8, 1942 - p.1
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Automobile Overturns On Curve

Glenn Waterman and Francis Sherman Are Victims of Accident on Highway 57


Killed instantly when the sedan in which they were driving failed to make a curve and overturned last night near Plymouth, Glenn Waterman, 23, of town Plymouth, and Francis Richard Sherman, 26, of town Mitchell, were new casualties in Sheboygan county's automobile death roll.

The accident occurred at approximately 20 minutes to 7 Tuesday night four miles north of Plymouth on Highway 57 when the pair, returning from Elkhart Lake to Plymouth, missed what is commonly known as "La Budde" curve and smashed into a pine tree a foot in diameter. Officers said the heavy car snapped the tree off eight feet from the ground and under the momentum swept the rest of the tree with it for 25 to 30 feet before finally overturning.

Thrown From Car

Mr. Sherman, who was thrown from the vehicle, died of a skull fracture, while his companion, pinned beneath, received a broken neck and less injuries.

Mr. Waterman figured in a severe motorcycle accident several months ago. Now of the town of Plymouth, he was born Feb. 27, 1919, in the city of Plymouth, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Euphenia Waterman. He is survived by his parents, two sisters, Dorothy Ann of Plymouth, and Mrs. Milton Laun of Milwaukee, and a brother, James. He was a member of the Brotherhood of the First Evangelical Church.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Wittkopp Funeral Home at Plymouth with the Rev. Roland Ferch, pastor of the First Evangelical church, officiating. Friends may call to view the body from 3:30 Friday afternoon until time of the services.

Mr. Sherman was born Feb. 19, 1916, in the town of Mitchell, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Sherman. He is survived by his brother, Edward Cummings of Chicago, his parents and sister having preceded him in death. The body is at the Gentine Funeral home at Plymouth and funeral arrangements will be announced later.


Robert G. Waterman - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - July 24, 1959 - p.6
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Robert G. Waterman, 72, of 323 Caroline St., Plymouth, died at 10:30 Thursday night at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital following an illness of two weeks.

He was born in the Town of Plymouth on May 17, 1887, the son of the late Henry H. Waterman. He attended district school and Plymouth High School, and on June 28, 1911, was married to Euphemia Peebles. Following their marriage the couple resided in Plymouth, the Town of Lyndon, Town of Plymouth, and returned to Plymouth in 1941.

He was a member of the 50-And-Up Club in Plymouth, and besides farming, was a carpenter by trade and also worked in the painting business until his retirement in 1957.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Wittkopp Funeral Home in Plymouth. The Rev. Lowell Ferguson, pastor of Salem Evangelical and Reformed Church of Plymouth, will be in charge of services and burial will be in Greenbush Cemetery.

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

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Miss Dorothy Waterman, at home, and Mrs. Raymond {Edith} Zimmerman, of Sheboygan; one son, James R. Waterman, Town of Plymouth; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, of Town of Plymouth, and one sister, Mrs. Emma Brown of Milwaukee. He was preceded in death by one son, Glenn.


William H. Waterman - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - December 19, 1970
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William H. Waterman, 88, of the Town of Plymouth, died at Plymouth Hospital today after a long illness.

Born May 23, 1882 in Plymouth, he was the son of the late Henry and Anna {Menne} Waterman. He attended district schools and Plymouth High School.

He married Lydia A. Kaestner July 17, 1907 in the Town of Plymouth. The couple farmed the Waterman homestead in the Town of Plymouth.

Mr. Waterman was president and manager of Plank road Telephone Co. for 12 years. He also served as secretary of the company for nine years. He was director of Dairyman's Co-op for 18 years and has been a member of the Sheboygan County Farm Bureau since 1945. He served as secretary-treasurer and insurance agent for the Town of Plymouth Farm Bureau six years.

He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Eileen Haslee of the Town of Plymouth; two sons, William Jr. on the homestead farm, and Keith, of Sheboygan Falls; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Emma Brown of Plymouth.

One brother preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Wittkopp Funeral Home, Plymouth, with the Rev. Lowell Ferguson, pastor of Salem United Church of Christ, Plymouth, officiating. Burial will be in Plymouth Woodlawn Cemetery.

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


Lydia Waterman - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - October 29, 1976 - p.10
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Mrs. Lydia Waterman, 91, formerly of the Town of Plymouth, died Thursday afternoon at Rocky Knoll where she had been a patient the past five years.

The former Lydia Kaestner was born Dec. 23, 1884 in the Town of Plymouth, a daughter of Adam and Wilhelmina Isserstedt Kaestner.

She taught grade school at Rathburn, Spring Farm and Madison School in the Town of Sheboygan Falls.

On July 18, 1907 she was married to William Waterman Sr. in the Town of Plymouth.

The couple lived in Plymouth a short time before moving to the Town of Plymouth where they farmed.

Mr. Waterman died Dec. 19, 1970.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Eileen Haslee, Plymouth; two sons, Keith, Sheboygan Falls, and William Jr., Town of Plymouth; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A grandchild and a sister preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 8 p.m. at the Wittkopp Funeral Home, Plymouth, the Rev. Lowell Ferguson, pastor of Salem United Church of Christ, Plymouth, officiating. Burial will be in Plymouth Woodlawn Cemetery.

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


Mrs. George Walker - Sheboygan County News - Wednesday - February 16, 1910 - P.1
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Mrs. George Walker, died on Thursday night, Feb. 10, at her home, 815 N. Fourth street, of tuberculosis, aged 38 years. Her one-year-old daughter Harriet died of the same disease only two days before and was buried at Fond du Lac on Thursday and the husband and father with other members of the funeral party had only returned home a few hours when the wife and mother passed away. Besides Mr. Walker, four daughters survive as follows: Marion, Eveline, Jessie and Beryl. The remains of Mrs. Walker were taken to Fond du Lac Saturday and the burial took place Sunday. Mr. Walker is employed as engineer at the plant of the Garton Toy Co.


Henry Wieland - Manitowoc's Der Nord Westen - September 12, 1901
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There was a fatal accident last week in New Holstein which took the life of a young man named Henry Wieland, who was a resident of Town Rhine, Sheboygan Co. While threshing near New Holstein he caught his legs in the machine and before it could be halted both legs were crushed. He died shortly.


Catherine Wolters - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - August 11, 1958 - P.8 - C.5
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Mrs. Theodore {Catherine} Wolters, 80, of 1209 St. Clair Ave., died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Nicholas Hospital following a brief illness. A native of Town Osceola in Fond du Lac County, she was born May 2, 1878, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schockmel. She attended district grade school and was married Oct. 4, 1905. The couple made their home in Sheboygan and celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1955. She was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church and its St. Ann Christian Mother Society. Survivors are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Wilbert {Helen} Casper of Cleveland, Wis.; two grandchildren; three brothers, Frank of Glenbeulah, Dennis of Town Greenbush, Lawrence of Greenbush, and a sister, Miss Nora Schockmel of Madison. A daughter, Clara, three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels and 10 a.m. at Holy Name Catholic Church. The Rev. Anthony J. Knackert, pastor, will be the celebrant of the requiem high mass and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral chapel until the time of services. A parish vigil will be held there at 7 p.m. today.

The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - August 13, 1958 - P.12 - C.3

Funeral services for Mrs. Theodore Wolters, 80, 1209 St. Clair Ave., who died Saturday at Holy Name Church. The Rev. Anthony J. Knackert, pastor, was the celebrant of the requiem high mass, which followed the brief rites at 9:30 a.m. at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels. Burial was made in the family lot in Calvary Cemetery. Sister Mary Edmund sang the mass and played her own accompaniment. Pallbearers were Melvin Hansmann, Casmir Nighbor, Arthur Kloppenburg, Milton Rowe, Jerry Bittner and Arnold Wolters.


Theodore Wolters - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - October 27, 1958 - P.12 - C.4
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Theodore Wolters, 82, who formerly made his home at 1209 St. Clair Ave., died late Sunday afternoon after a lingering illness. A resident of Sheboygan his entire life, he was born Feb. 28, 1876, a son of the late August and Catherine Wolters. He attended Holy Name School. On Oct. 4, 1905, he was married to Miss Catherine Schockmel. She died Aug. 9, 1958. He was employed at the American Hide and Leather Co. and for many years prior to his retirement in 1953 at the Dillingham Manufacturing Co. Mr. Wolters was a life-long member of Holy Name Church and the Holy Name Society of the parish. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Wilbert {Helen} Casper of Cleveland, and two grandchildren. Another daughter, Clara, and one brother and a sister preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels and at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Name Church. The Rev. Anthony J. Knackert, pastor, will be the celebrant of the requiem high mass. Burial will be in the family lot in Calvary Cemetery. The body will lie in state after 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral chapels where a parish vigil will be held at 8 o’clock Tuesday evening.

The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - October 30, 1958 - P.4 - C.6

Funeral services for Theodore Wolters, 82, of 1209 St. Clair Ave, who died Sunday, were held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Name Church. The Rev. Anthony J. Knackert, pastor, was the celebrant of the Requiem Mass, which followed brief family rites at 9 a.m. at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels. The school children of Holy Name, accompanied at the organ by Sister Mary Edmund, sang the mass. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers were Arthur Kloppenburg, Casmir Nigbor, Milton Rowe, Arnold and Teddy Wolters and Melvin Hansmann.


Joseph P. Wesling - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - August 5, 1952 - P.9 - C.4
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Joseph P. Wesling, 51, passed away suddenly at his home in the town of Plymouth at 7 o’clock Monday evening. Born May 13, 1901, in the town of Herman, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ben Wesling. When eight years old he moved to the present farm home with his parents and resided there since. On May 17, 1927, he was married to Celeste Pfrang at St. John the Baptist Church in Plymouth by the Rev. A.J. July. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of that parish. Survivors are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Julian {Kathleen} Brachmann at home; two brothers, Henry of Plymouth and Aloys of the town of Plymouth; a sister, Mrs. Giles Miley of Sheboygan Falls. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Gentine Funeral home in Plymouth and at 9:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church with the Rev. A.J. July as celebrant of the mass. Interment will be made in the St. John Catholic cemetery. Members of the Holy Name Society will hold a vigil at the Funeral home at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon until the time of the services.

The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - August 9, 1952 - P.6 - C.7

Funeral services for Joseph P. Wesling, 51, who passed away at his home in the town of Plymouth, were conducted Thursday morning at 9 o’clock at the Gentine Funeral Home, Plymouth, and at 9:30 o’clock at the St. John the Baptist Church. The Rev. A.J. July was the celebrant of the mass and burial was made in St. John’s Catholic cemetery. Born May 13, 1901, in the Town of Herman, he had resided on the present farm for the past 43 years. Survivors include his wife, one grandchild, two brothers and one sister. The pallbearers were Charles Pfrang, Paul Jung, Harold Joch, Herbert Ebelt, George Vater and Alfred Miller.


Henry B. Wesling - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - October 29, 1959 - P.12 - C.4
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The requiem Mass for Henry B. Wesling, 59, of 323 Schwartz St., Plymouth, who died Tuesday afternoon, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth. The Rev. Edward Ziegler, pastor, will be celebrant, with burial in the parish cemetery. Mass will follow 9:30 a.m. family rites at the Huss Funeral Home, Plymouth. Friends may call there from 2 p.m. Friday. The rosary will be recited by the St. John’s Holy Name Society and other parishioners at 7 p.m. Friday. Mr. Wesling, a former Town of Plymouth farmer, was stricken with a heart attack while working on the farm he owned about a mile and a half southwest of Plymouth. He had not been ill previously. A native of the Town of Herman, he was born Jan. 29, 1900, a son of the late Bernard and Margaret Wesling. He married the former Cecilia Pfrang of Plymouth at St. John’s Church, May 17, 1927, following which the couple farmed in the Town of Plymouth until retiring in 1948. Since then the couple had lived in Plymouth with Mr. Wesling employed by Expandable Homes Co. in Sheboygan Falls. He was a member of St. John’s Holy Name Society. Surviving are his wife, a brother, Alois, Town of Plymouth, and a sister, Mrs. Giles Miley, Sheboygan Falls. He was preceded in death by a daughter and brother.


Eileen Wesling - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - February 23, 1933 - P.5 - C.6
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Child Aged Five is Called to Rest

Plymouth ­ Eileen Wesling, aged 5, passed away at her home in the town of Plymouth this morning after a short illness. She was born April 14, 1928, the daughter of Henry and Cecilia Wesling. The only survivors are her parents. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9 o’clock at the Wittkopp Funeral home and at 9:30 o’clock at St. John’s Catholic church. The Rev. H. July will officiate and burial will be in the Catholic cemetery. The remains may be viewed at the funeral home Friday afternoon and evening and Saturday up until the time of the services.


Celeste L. Wesling - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - January 21, 1985 - P.4 - C.4
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Mrs. Celeste L. Wesling, 83, Route 1, Waldo, died Sunday night at St. Nicholas Hospital, where she had been a patient for 3 ½ weeks. The former Celeste L. Pfrang was born Aug. 8, 1901, in the Town of Greenbush, a daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Roltgen Pfrang. She attended St. John the Baptist Catholic School, Plymouth. On May 17, 1927, she married Joseph P. Wesling in Plymouth. The couple lived in the Town of Plymouth until 1953, when they moved to the Town of Lyndon. He died Aug. 4, 1952. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Plymouth, of its Christian Women’s Guild and Altar Society. She is also a member of the Golden Agers Society of Waldo, and the American Association of Retired Persons, Plymouth. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Julian {Kathleen} Brachmann, Route 1, Waldo; a granddaughter; four great - grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Cecelia Wesling, a resident of Valley Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth. She was preceded in death by a brother.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Baptist Catholic church, preceded by family rites at 10 a.m. at Wittkopp Funeral Home, Plymouth. The Rev. Wayne Bittner, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 p.m. Wednesday until the time of services Thursday. A parish vigil will be held there at 8 p.m. Wednesday.


Christina Wachsmuth - Sheboygan County Historical Review - Third quarter - 1909
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After a lingering illness of two and a half years, Mrs. Wm. Wachsmuth died on Sept 11, at the home of her son Ewald in the town of Wilson.

She was 75 years of age and was born in Germany, but for many years had lived in Wilson. Her husband died eight years ago. Besides the son with whom she made her home, she leaves a son Herman, and two daughters, Mrs. Chas Klewe and Miss Bertha.

She was laid to rest on Sept. 14, in a cemetery in the town of Wilson.

Sheboygan Herald - September 18, 1909 - Part 2

Dies At Age Of 75

Mrs. William {Christina} Wachsmuth, aged 75 years, died at the home of her son, Ewald Wachsmuth in the Town of Wilson, Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock after a ingering illness of two and a half years.

Mrs. Wachsmuth was born in Germany but had been a resident of Sheboygan County for many years and was one of the old settlers of the Town of Wilson. Her husband was a well known farmer there who died some seven or eight years ago. Mrs. Wachsmuth is survived by seven children, one child being dead. Those living are Herman Wachsmuth, Mrs. Charles Klewe, Bertha Wachsmuth, of the Town of Wilson, and Mrs. Meggers of Ellenwood, Kan., Mrs. Wachsmuths' sister, her only remaining relative, died in germany a year ago.

The funeral was held from the residence in the Town of Wilson Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with interment at Fladder's Rest cemetery in that town.


William A. Weinert - The Sheboygan Press - Friday - December 28, 1951 - p. 6
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William A. Weinert, 64, of 1521 N. 17th St., passed away this morning at St. Nicholas hospital after a week’s illness.

He was born August 21, 1887, at McKeesport, Pa., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Weinert and attended parochial schools. On July 31, 1913, he married Miss Gertrude Schaefer in St. Peter Claver church, Sheboygan, and the couple lived in the city since.

The deceased was a member of St. Dominic’s church and the Catholic Order of Foresters and was employed by the Kohler Co. for over 30 years.

Survivors include: his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Fred (Marjeanna) Kloppenburg of Sheboygan; two grandchildren; one brother, John of McKeesport, Pa.; and one sister, a nun at Penn, Pa., Sister Aegidia.

Funeral services will be held from Ballhorn Funeral chapels Monday morning at 8:30 and at St. Dominic’s church at 9 o’clock. The Rev. George Knackert will officiate and burial will be made in the family lot in Calvary cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral chapels from Saturday at 7 p.m. until the time of the services.


William L. Weyer - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - December 13, 1951 - p. 18
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William Weyer, 86, a life-long resident of Sheboygan, passed away at 11 a.m. today, following a lingering illness.

The body was removed to the Steffen Funeral chapels. Particulars will be published in Friday’s The Sheboygan Press.

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

William Louis Weyer, 85-year-old former resident of Sheboygan, passed away Thursday morning following a lingering illness.

He was born in Gerswald province, Brandenburg, Germany, on Aug. 13, 1866, the son of Herman and Anna Weyer. He came to this country as a young man, settling in Sheboygan. He was married to Miss Anna Person on Aug. 28, 1892, at Immanuel Lutheran church.

Mr. Weyer was employed as a mason for 36 years prior to his retirement in 1936. He made his home with his son, Walter, after his retirement.

The survivors include two sons, Richard of Sheboygan and Walter of Cascade; two daughters, Mrs. Alex (Agatha) Seyferth and Mrs. Claus (Norma) Ruge of Sheboygan; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Otto of Sheboygan. His wife died on June 2, 1944. One son and one daughter died in infancy. He was also preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, at the Steffen Funeral chapel with the Rev. Raymond L. Meyer, pastor of St. Andrew’s Lutheran church, officiating. Burial will be made in the Lutheran cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home this evening to the time of services.

The Sheboygan Press – Monday, December 17, 1951 – P. 10

Funeral services for William L. Weyer, 85, who passed away Thursday morning, were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, at the Steffen Funeral chapel. The Rev. Raymond L. Meyer, pastor of St. Andrew’s Lutheran church, officiated and burial was made in the Lutheran cemetery.

During the chapel services Kenneth Lang, accompanied by Jean Howard Elvers, sand “Jerusalem, Thou City Fair and High” and “Abide With Me”.

The pallbearers were: Alex Seyferth, Richard Weyer, Claus Ruge, Forrest Ruge, Willis Seyferth and Robert Weyer.


John Wieseckel - The Sheboygan Press – Monday - June 7, 1943 – P. 2
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John Wieseckel of Chilton Passes Away on Sunday

Chilton – John Wieseckel passed away on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at his home here. He was born in the town of Russell, Sheboygan county, on Sept. 4, 1864, the son of Barthel and Margaret Wieseckel.

On May 29, 1900, he was married to Miss Rosa Pfister in St. Martin’s church in Charlestown, Calumet county. For a time after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Wieseckel lived in Hilbert and then moved to Chilton.

Survivors are his wife and three daughters and three sons, Mrs. Arthur (Freda) Depies of Hilbert; Mrs. Armand (Irma) Toonen of De Pere; Mrs. victor (Edna) Pagelow, of Sheboygan; Herbert, of Ada; Gilbert of Sheboygan Falls, and Wilfred of Sheboygan, and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday morning at St. Mary’s church in Chilton. The Rev. Joseph Esdepsky will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.

The body can be viewed beginning tonight at the Erbe-Hoffmann Funeral home until the time of the services.

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

John Wieseckel Funeral Services Held Wednesday


Chilton - Funeral services for John Wieseckel who passed away at his home here on Sunday, June 6, were held Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Erbe-Hoffmann Funeral home and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic church. The Rev. Joseph Esdepsky officiated and burial was made in St. Mary's cemetery.

Pallbearers were Clemens Wieseckel of Sherwood, and John Wieseckel of St. Anna, Alfred Woelfel of Charlestown, Edgar Munker of Chilton and John and Peter Scherer of Sherwood.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin of the Hilbert branch. Frank and Wenzel Suttner, John Koehler, Anton Seichter, John Anheiler and John Vollmer.

Many relatives and friends of Sheboygan, Sheboygan Falls, Marshfield, Elm Grove, Sherwood, Cleveland, Appleton, Hilbert, St. Anna, New Holstein, and Stockbridge attended the services.


George Wehmeyer - The Sheboygan Press – Tuesday - June 1, 1943 - P. 6
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George Wehmeyer Dies Suddenly at Plymouth Home

Plymouth – George G. Wehmeyer, age 62, died suddenly on Monday afternoon at his home at 325 N. Milwaukee street, in Plymouth as the result of a heart attack.

He was born on April 19, 1881, in the town of Rhine, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wehmeyer. On June 7, 1916, he was married to Miss Alma Binder. The couple lived in town Rhine until 1928, when they moved to Plymouth, where the deceased was employed by the Farmers’ Implement company.

Deceased is survived by his wife and two children. They are: Alfred of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Mrs. (Marie) Ritter, of Evansville, Ind. Two grandchildren also survive along with one brother and two sisters. The brother is Adolph Wehmeyer of Elkhart Lake, and the sisters are Mrs. Elizabeth Binder and Mrs. Ida Wegenknecht of Kiel. Four sisters and brothers preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday at the Wittkopp Funeral home in Plymouth at 3 o’clock at St. John’s Lutheran church. The Rev. H. W. Baxmann will officiate and burial will be made in Woodlawn cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 p.m. Thursday until the time of services.


Frank Wolf - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - June 1, 1943 - p. 6
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Hold Last Rites for Frank Wolf of Sheboygan

Funeral services for Frank Wolf, 822 Swift avenue, who was killed in an accident on Wednesday afternoon were held at the Ramm Funeral home on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.

The Rev. H. H. Wegner officiated and burial was made in the Lutheran cemetery.

During the services William Tetting sand “Thy Way, Not Mine, O Lord” and “Jesus Christ, My Sure Defense,” accompanied by Hugo R. Gessner at the organ.

The pallbearers were: Westley DeMars, James Foster, Ferrel Davis, Len Schmall, Harley Lyons and George Welterdink.

Among the many floral pieces were offerings from the Edgewater employees, Wisconsin Power and Light company employees, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical workers.

The people who attended the services from away were: Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Meyer of School Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Vanderkinder of Milwaukee, Eugene Glaubig of Great Lakes Naval Training station, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Warrens and Miss Lois Warrens of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Draheim of Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Draheim of New Holstein, Wallace Wolf of Green Bay and Mr. and Mrs. Jens Madson of Kohler and Mrs. John Numson of Waukegan, Illinois.


Cecelia O. Wesling - Plymouth Review - Tuesday - March 30, 1993 - P. 7 - C. 2
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Funeral services for Mrs. Cecelia O. Wesling, 94, formerly of 323 Schwartz St., Plymouth, will be held Thursday, April 1, 1993, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Plymouth, at 11:30 a.m., preceded by family rites at the Wittkopp Funeral Home, Plymouth, at 11 a.m. Rev. Wayne Bittner, pastor, will be the celebrant, with burial in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the Wittkopp Funeral Home from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday morning until the hour of services. A parish vigil will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

She died Sunday afternoon, March 28, at Valley Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth where she had been a patient the past nine and a half years.

She was born June 19, 1898, in the town of Greenbush, the daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Roltgen Pfrang. She attended St. John the Baptist Parochial School in Plymouth.

She married Henry Wesling Mary 17, 1927. Following their marriage, the couple farmed in the town of Plymouth until April 1948, when they moved to Plymouth.

She had been employed at Stokely Van Camp and Cleveland Container, both in Plymouth. She then worked for over 30 years at the Plymouth Hospital, where she worked in food service until retiring in 1980.

Her husband died Oct. 27, 1959.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Plymouth, and had been a member of the Christian Mothers and Altar Society.

Survivors are two nieces, Kathy (Julian) Brachmann, town of Lyndon, and Virginia Lambert, Chicago; one nephew, Roman (Betty) Mile, Plymouth, and one sister-in-law, Barbara Pfrang. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Eileen; one sister, Celeste Wesling, and one brother, George Pfrang.

A memorial has been established.


Norbert F. Walter - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - January 31, 2001 - P. A2 - C. 3
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Norbert F. Walter, 92, formerly of rural Sheboygan Falls, died peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001 at Dickinson Co. Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain, Mich.

He was born May 8, 1908 in the Town of Lima, the son of the late Peter and Therese (Friehamer) Walter.

He married Ann Roltgen in Armstrong, Wis., on Aug. 22, 1936. She preceded him in death on Jan. 1, 1995.

Norbert was a lifelong farmer in the Town of Lima and was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ann (Garth) Brasure of Niagara, Wis., and Donna Poppenhagen of Saratoga, Calif.; nine grandchildren, Todd ( Patti) Brasure of Niagara, Tim Brasure of Niagara, Terese (Tony) Espe of Algonquin, Ill., Suzanne Brasure of Green Bay, Tom Girard (Anne) Brasure of Iron Mountain, Mich., Gregory Lee Brasure of Green Bay, Jeff (Wendy) Poppenhagen of Wellesley, Mass., Lynn (William) Macy of Capitola, Calif., and Pam (Scott) Carlburg of Zionsville, N.C.; nine great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandsons; one sister, Loretta Richert of Wauwatosa; nieces, nephews and many friends. He was preceded in death by his beloved Ann; one son-in- law, Bruce Poppenhagen; two sisters, Elenore DeVoy and Theresa Gannon; one brother, Edwin Walter; and two infant grandsons, Gregory Girard Brasure and Thomas Robert Brasure.

A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001 at 2 p.m. at St. Rose Catholic Church, with the Rev. Eugene Winkler, as celebrant. A prayer service will precede at 1:30 p.m. at the Huehns- Wenig Funeral Home in Sheboygan Falls. Burial will take place in St. Rose Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Huehns-Wenig Fuenral Home in Sheboygan Falls on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

A memorial fund will be established in his name.


Ann E. Walter - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - January 3, 1995 - P. A6 - C. 6
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Ann E. Walter, 90 yrs., of W3516 Cty. Tr. N, Sheboygan Falls, died on Sunday, January 1, 1995 at Valley Manor Nursing Home.

Ann was born February 10, 1904 in the Town of Greenbush, a daughter of the late Joseph and Ann Rach Roltgen. She graduated from Milwaukee School of Cosmetology and worked as a beautician in Plymouth prior to her marriage. On August 22, 1936 she married Norbert F. Walter in Armstrong, Wis. She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Christian Mothers and was a member of the church choir for many years.

Survivors include her husband, Norbert; two daughters, Mary Ann (Garth) Brasure of Niagara, Wis., and Donna (Bruce) Poppenhagen of Saratoga, Calif.; 9 grandchildren, Todd, Tim, Mary Terese, Suzanne, Tom and Greg Brasure, Jeff (Wendy) Poppenhagen, Lynn (William) Macy and Pam (Scott) Carlburg; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jerome (Alice) Roltgen, Martin (Hazel) Roltgen, and one sister, Hilda Murphy.

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

A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, January 6, 1995 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Rose Catholic Church, with the Rev. Eugene Winkler, as celebrant. Burial will be made in the parish cemetery. Family services will precede at 11 a.m. at the Huehns Funeral Home in Sheboygan Falls.

Friends may call at the Huehn Funeral Home on Friday, January 6, 1995 from 9-11 a.m.


Bertha Westermeyer - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - November 29, 1950 – p. 14
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Mrs. Bertha Westermeyer, 69, of 829 Kentucky avenue, died at St. Nicholas hospital Tuesday evening after a long illness.

A native of Cascade, she was born Nov. 24, 1881. She is survived by her husband, Martin; brothers, sisters, and one son, John Erdman.

Funeral services will be held at the Zuengler Funeral home at Adell at 2 p.m. Friday, and burial will be in Hingham cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from this evening until time of services.

The Sheboygan Press – Thursday - November 30, 1950 – p. 22

Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha Westermeyer, 69, of 829 Kentucky avenue, who died Tuesday at St. Nicholas hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zuengier Funeral home at Adell.

The Rev. Edwin Suelflow, pastor of the Immanuel Lutheran church at Adell, will officiate. Interment will be made in the Hingham cemetery.

Born November 24, 1881, at Cascade, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Bluhm, the deceased made her home in Sheboygan county all her life. She was married to Mark Westermayer on May 24, 1937.

Survivors are her husband; three sisters, Mrs. Oscar (Amelia) Miske of Adell, Mrs. Minnie Hintz of Sheboygan and Mrs. Anna Brunke of Sheboygan Falls; and five brothers, Henry of Marshfield, William of Sheboygan Falls, Otto of Route 1, Waldo, Frank of Route 1, Adell and Gustave of Adell.

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


Olive Weinreis - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - September 16, 1950 - p. 10
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Miss Olive Weinreis, for many years one of the most respected private children’s nurses in this community, died this morning at St. Nicholas hospital following a short illness.

Miss Weinreis practice the profession of nursing for the last 30 years in this vicinity and served many private homes where she was highly regarded for her handling of children. She was particularly well known in Sheboygan and Manitowoc.

Born on January 24, 1892, in Johnsburg, she was the daughter of John and Margaret Weinreis. After attending schools there she studied nursing at St. Nicholas hospital and was in charge of the children’s department there for a number of years.

She is survived by a brother, Quitin, and six sisters Mrs. Anna Loehr of Calumet Harbor, Mrs. Fred Gulig of Oshkosh, Mrs. Charles Schraven of Clyman, Mrs. Mathew Heus of Marytown, Mrs. Margaret Stephany of Fond du Lac and Mrs. Theodore Schraven of Rogersville. Her parents and a sister preceded her in death.

The body will lie in state from Sunday afternoon until the time of services Tuesday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Loehr, at Calumet Harbor. Burial will be in Johnsburg. Full particulars as to the funeral services will be in Monday’s The Sheboygan Press.

The Sheboygan Press – Monday - September 18, 1950 - p. 14

Funeral services for Miss Olive Weinreis, 58, who died Saturday at St. Nicholas hospital, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Baptist church at Johnsburg.

A native of Johnsburg, Miss Weinreis was a practicing children’s nurse in Sheboygan for more than 30 years and was formerly in charge of the children’s department at St. Nicholas hospital.

The body will lie in state at the home of a sister, Mrs. Anna Loehr, at Calumet Harbor, until the time of the services. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

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

Funeral services for Miss Olive Weinreis, 58, who died Saturday at St. Nicholas hospital, were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Baptist church at Johnsburg.

The Rev. Benjamin Blied, pastor, was the celebrant of the requiem high mass. Interment was made on the family lot in the parish cemetery.

Pallbearers, all nephews of the deceased, were Max Gulig, Norman Stephany, William Heus, Orlando Gulig, Emmeram Loehr and George Schraven.

Another nephew, John Weinreis, as the crucifer.

Attending the rites from away were Mrs. Matt Rinzel, Milford, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Holmes and family, Menasha; Orlando Gulig and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Gulig, Green Bay; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Grimes, Neenah; Mr. and Mrs. John Gulig, Oshkosh; Mr. and Mrs. George Schraven and Charles Schraven, Jr., Clyman, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Norman Stephany, Fond du Lac; Mrs. Morton Koenders, Max Gulig and daughter, Sharon, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Stephany, St. Joe; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Bristol, Oakfield; Mr. and Mrs. John Weinreis, Anton Loehr and Miss Loretta Loehr, Hilbert; Mr. and Mrs. George Daniels, New Fane; Miss Joyce Schraven, Rogersville; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Mertes, New Holstein; John Loehr and Quirin Loehr, Peebles, and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Neus and Mr. and Mrs. William Heus, Marytown.


Ruby Wohl - The Sheboygan Press - Saturday - September 16, 1950 - p. 10
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Mrs. Ruby Wohl, 66, a former Sheboygan resident, died early today at the home of her daughter in Jackson, Mich., after a lingering illness. The body will be brought to Sheboygan for funeral services and burial. Further particulars will be published in Monday’s edition of The Press.

The Sheboygan Press – Monday - September 18, 1950 - p. 14

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. Ruby Lehr Wohl, 66, who passed away on Saturday morning at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mrs. and Mrs. Lorentz Schou, 1024 South Wisner street, in Jackson, Mich.

Dr. E. H. Wessler, pastor of Zion Reformed church, will officiate at the services, to be held at 2 o’clock on Tuesday at Robert H. Kroos Funeral home. Interment will be made in the family lot at Wildwood cemetery. The body may be viewed at the funeral home until the hour of service.

Although Mrs. Wohl has been in ill health for approximately a year, she died suddenly, as the result of a stroke. A few weeks ago she had visited relatives and friends in Sheboygan, where she lived until about five years ago.

The deceased was the only daughter of Charles and Sophie Lehr, and was born on August 30, 1884. Mrs. Wohl had a long-time association in business and had many qualities that made her well liked, such as integrity, friendliness, and a sense of humor. She began working for her parents in their general store at Howards Grove, when she was only 10 years of age. At 14 years, she was sworn into the Howards Grove post office, which was a part of the store, and is believed to have been the youngest worker in a post office at that time. Her parents had the office until the rural route was put into the vicinity. Mrs. Wohl was married to Oscar Wohlgezogen. Later in her life, Mrs. Wohl was in the employ of the H. C. Prange So., and during the 19 years she was affiliated with the store, she advanced to the position of assistant buyer of the infants’ department. After her retirement from full-time employment in 1943, she returned to do part-time work during the Christmas seasons of 1947 and 1948.

Throughout her life, Mrs. Wohl was a member of Zion Reformed church, and she belonged to its Junior Missionary society. She also was a faithful member of the Charles Fleischer circle No. 16, Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, and of Camp No. 1054, Royal Neighbors of America. In all the groups in which she held memberships, Mrs. Wohl was a loyal worker. She and her mother often entertained with musical numbers at programs of the organizations.

Besides her daughter, Virginia, who is Mrs. Schou, there is one grandchild, Patricia Ann Schou, who survives.

The Ladies of the Grand Army will have a memorial service at 7:30 o’clock tonight at the funeral home.

The Sheboygan Press – Wednesday - September 20, 1950 - p. 16

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Lehr Wohl, 66, who died Saturday at the home of a son-in-law and daughter, Mrs. and Mrs. Lorentz Schou, in Jackson, Mich., were held at the Robert H. Kroos Funeral home here Tuesday afternoon.

The Rev. E. H. Wessler, pastor of Zion Reformed church, conducted the services, and burial was in the family lot at Wildwood cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jerome, Orville, and Roger Forsterling, Alfred Jost, Fred Hoyer, and Frederic Arpke.

During the services a Zion church quartet, Robert Breuchel, Arno Roehl, Mrs. Gilbert Feld, and Mrs. Elsie Engelking, sang “My Faith Looks Up To Thee,” “Rock of Ages,” and “Jesus, Keep Me Near The Cross.”

Members of Charles Fleischer Circle No. 16, Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, acted as honorary escorts at the home and cemetery. Mrs. Francis Hall and Mrs. Marie Freimund, color bearers, stood at attention during the services at the funeral home.

Ladies of the GAR also held a memorial service for Mrs. Wohl Monday evening.

Floral tributes were sent by Royal Neighbors Camp No. 1054 and Charles Fleischer Post No. 16, Ladies of the GAR.

Among those who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Ecke and Norman Ecke, of Oshkosh; Mrs. Velaska Whiffen, Rhinelander, and Harvey Fosterling, Adams.


Infant Wunsch - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - September 18, 1950 - p. 14
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The day-old infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Wunsch, Route 1, Sheboygan Falls, died at Memorial hospital Sunday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon with burial in Wildwood cemetery. The Rev. J. H. Abelmann of St. Luke’s Lutheran church of Mohrsville will officiate.

Survivors include the parents and children, Roger, 6, and Charlotte, 4; and grandparents, Mrs. Ida Wunsch of Route 1, Sheboygan Falls, and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ochs of Route 1, Cleveland.


John Wapp, Sr. - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - September 19, 1950 - p. 8
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John Wapp, Sr., 81, of Kiel, a former Plymouth resident, died Monday at Sheboygan Memorial hospital after a short illness.

He was born May 11, 1869, at Slinger, Wis., the son of Andrew and Dorothea Wapp. He moved to Milwaukee early in life and was a long-time member of the Third ward fire department there.

He was married to Miss Augusta Krause, of Sheboygan Falls, on July 3, 1895. The couple lived for a time in Sheboygan and in 1927 moved to Plymouth, where Mr. Wapp was employed at the Kraft Cheese company.

Mrs. Wapp died June 11, 1950, and since that time Mr. Wapp had made his home with a daughter, Mrs. Roy Harnack, at Kiel.

He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Roy (Angelia) Harnack, Kiel; three sons, Lester, of Chicago, John, Jr., of Plymouth, and Harold, of Milwaukee; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Rose Schwahn, of Milwaukee. One son died in 1936.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Salem Evangelical and Reformed church on Highway 23 east of Plymouth. The Rev. Otto Menke will officiate, and burial will bein Woodlawn cemetery, Plymouth.

Friends may call at the Meiselwitz Funeral home in Kiel from 1 p.m. Tuesday until 11 a.m. Wednesday and at the church from noon Wednesday until time of services.


Elizabeth Wilterdink - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - September 20, 1950 - p. 16
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Mrs. Elizabeth Wilterdink, 87, passed away late this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Tenpas at Ourtown. Further particulars will appear in Thursday’s Press.

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

Mrs. Elizabeth Wilterdink, age 87, passed away at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Ten Pas of Ourtown.

Mrs. Wilterdink was born in the town of Holland, March 22, 1863, and on Jan. 16, 1883, she was married to John Wilterdink. The couple made their home in the town of Lima. Mr. Wilterdink preceded her in death on Dec. 1, 1941, just before the couple would have celebrated their fifty-ninth wedding anniversary.

For the past eight years Mrs. Wilterdink has resided in Sheboygan Falls, and only recently moved to live with her daughter. She was a life-long member of the First Reformed church of Sheboygan Falls, and at the time of her death was the oldest member.

She is survived by two daughters: Mrs. William Ten Pas and Mrs. Abner Weavers, both of route 3, Sheboygan Falls; eleven grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. A twin brother, Abram Eernisse, of route 3, Sheboygan Falls.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the A. E. Rauschert Funeral home, and at 2 p.m. at the First Reformed church. The Rev. R. J. Lubbers will officiate, and burial will be made in the Sheboygan Falls cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 p.m. Friday - until the time of the service.

The Sheboygan Press – Monday - September 25, 1950 - p. 13

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Wilterdink, who passed away Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Ten Pas of Ourtown, were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the A. E. Rauschert Funeral home, and at 2 p.m. at the First Reformed church in Sheboygan Falls. The Rev. R. J. Lubbers officiated, and burial was made in the Sheboygan Falls cemetery.

During the services at the funeral home Mrs. John Buehler and Mrs. Henry Ver Gowe sang “Nearer Still Nearer”. At the church they sang “Softly and Tenderly” and “Abide With Me”. They were accompanied at the organ by Mrs. Al. Ruselink.

Pallbearers were six grandchildren: Harold, Vernon, Rex and Robert Ten Pas and Kenneth and Donald Weavers.

Among the floral expressions of sympathy sent were: Grandchildren and great grandchildren, First Reformed church, and the Neighbors.

Friends and relatives from out of town who attended the services were Mrs. Frank Huibregtse, Tulone, Ill. and Mrs. and Mrs. Garrett Huibregtse, Port Washington, and many others from surrounding communites.


Mrs. Louis {Ida} Weinhold - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - September 25, 1950 - p. 13
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Mrs. Louis Weinhold, nee Ida Schreiber, died early Sunday evening at the home of her son, Carmen, two miles west of Adell, following a brief illness.

She was born July 13, 1871, in Town Sherman, and spent her entire lifetime in that township. On Jan. 2, 1890, she was united in matrimony to Louis Weinhold at St. John’s Lutheran church at Sherman Center.

Survivors include five sons: Elmer and Alvin of near Waldo, Jesse of Milwaukee, Noah of near Plymouth, and Carmen on the homestead; one daughter, Mrs. Ada Hintz, of Adell; two brothers, Oscar of Sheboygan and Fred of Plymouth; three sisters, Mrs. Herman Ludwig of Adell, Miss Clara Schreiber of near Adell, and Mrs. Settie Weinhold of Cascade. Ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive.

Her husband preceded her in death in 1940. Four sisters, one brother and one son also preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Wednesday at the Immanuel Lutheran church in Adell, the Rev. Edwin Suelflow officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery west of Adell.

The body will lie in state at the Carmen Weinhold home west of Adell from Tuesday noon until 10 a.m. Wednesday - and then at the church from noon until time of services.


Elizabeth {Frankman} Walsdrof - Kiel Record - 1905
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Today it is our sad and painful obligation to inform you of the death of one of our beloved residents. Mrs. Nic. Walsdorf died quite suddenly on Friday afternoon from a heart attack at age 27 years, 11 months and 5 days.

Elizabeth Walsdoef was a daughter of the late James Frankman, and first saw the light of the world on July 18, 1877. On November 26, 1900, she married Mr. Nic. Walsdorf. The deceased enjoyed the attention of all and her death has been a great shock to her friends and relatives.

She leaves behind a grieving husband, and three small children of which the youngest is only two weeks old. Besides them, seven brothers and four sisters mourn her. On Monday, the funeral procession left the church and funeral service was largest we have seen, the dearly departed was held in highest esteem by her neighbors and friends.

{Note: Elizabeth was married in Sheboygan County and lived in Calumet County at the time of her death.}


Fred Wildgrube - Sheboygan County News - Wednesday - July 25, 1900 - p.1
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Wildgrube - Fred Wildgrube, died Sunday at his home in the town of Wilson, aged sixty-seven years. The deceased had resided in the county thirty-eight years. A widow, one son and two daughters survive.


Wilhelmina Wildgrube - Sheboygan County News - Wednesday - June 1, 1904 - p.10
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Town Wilson - Mrs. Wilhelmina Wildgrube widow of the late Frederick Wildgrube and one of the county's well known pioneer residents passed away Tuesday afternoon may 24, 1904, at her home here after a lingering illness, death finally resulting from cancer of the stomach. Deceased who was sixty-eight years of age was born in Saxony and with her husband and family emigrated to this country in 1861, settling here at once. Mr. Wildgrube died July 22, 1900, but three children still survive as follows: Fred, the well known local fisherman, Mrs. Herman Gartmann and Mrs. John Jens, also residing in this town. The funeral took place last Friday afternoon at her late home, Rev. Herman Schmidt officiating. Interment in Flader's Hill cemetery.


Erdmann Wildgrube - Sheboygan County News - Wednesday - November 1, 1899 - p.5
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Erdmann Wildgrube, a well known and industrious farmer in the town of Wilson, was thrown from his buggy Tuesday afternoon near his home and he died from his injuries a few hours later. The deceased was about seventy years of age and resided with his son William, his wife having died in 1892. Four children survive him.


Anna Wick - Sheboygan Press - Monday - June 18, 1962 - p. 12 - c. 4
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Mrs. Edward J. Wick, 82, of 735 Broadway, Sheboygan Falls, died at her home late Saturday evening following a lingering illness. The former Anna Horsch; she was born in Fond du Lac County Feb. 6, 1880, a daughter of the late Theodore and Agnes Schneider Horsch. She was married to Edward J. Wick Oct. 23, 1904 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Marytown. The couple lived at Glenbeulah for 31 years before retiring and moving to Sheboygan Falls. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1954. Mrs. Wick was organist and choir director of St. Fridolin’s Catholic Church, Glenbeulah for 27 years.

She was a member of the church and of the parish Christian Mothers and Altar Society. Survivors are her husband; a daughter Mrs. Alex (Nola) Kolb of Sheboygan Falls; three grandchildren; two brothers, Joseph Horsch of New Holstein and Peter Horsch of Andale, Kan.; and three sisters, Mrs. Edgar Guelig of Theresa, Wis., Mrs. Edwin Mertens of Kiel and Mrs. Henry Mertes of St. Cloud. A son, Waldemar, preceded her in death Thursday. She was also preceded in death by an infant son. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the Dean Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sheboygan Falls. The Rev. Verne Schaefer, curate, will be celebrant of the requiem high Mass. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the time of services. Members of the Christian Mothers and Altar Society will hold a vigil at 8 o’clock tonight.


Waldemar J. Wick - Sheboygan Press - Friday - June 15, 1962 - p. 10 - c. 4
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Waldemar J. Wick, 52, a former resident of Glenbeulah who became president of the internationally known Kolmar Laboratories, Inc., died Thursday afternoon at Lahey Clinic in Boston after a short illness. Mr. Wick was born in New Holstein on July 27, 1909, the son of Edward J. and Anna (Horsch) Wick, now residents of Sheboygan Falls. He attended schools in Glenbeulah, graduating from high school there. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Marquette University in 1931 and shortly thereafter became associated with Kolmar Laboratories. On June 22, 1940, he was married to Clayre Warner in Milwaukee. Mr. Wick was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Milford, Pa., the New York Athletic Club, and Port Jervis, N.Y., Elks Lodge 645. In addition to being president of Kolmar Laboratories, Mr. Wick was a director of the firm, and president and director of Wickhen, vice president and director of Kolmar International, Kolmar Cosmetic Specialties, and Kolmar of Canada.

The firm maintains manufacturing plants in Canada, Mexico, Australia, France, England, Germany, Japan and India. He is survived by his wife; two daughters (names omitted for privacy); his parents, and a sister, Mrs. Alex Kolb of Sheboygan Falls. Another sister preceded him in death. A requiem high Mass will be sung at Gesu Church in Milwaukee at 9 a.m. Monday, following services in Milford, Pa.

Burial will take place in the Mt. Carmel section of Milford Cemetery. A memorial has been established in his name for the American Cancer Society.


Mary Ellen Winkler - The Sheboygan Press - Thursday - January 13, 1972 - p. 14
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Mary Ellen Winkler, 18, of 1311 Georgia Ave., died at her home Wednesday afternoon after a brief illness.

A daughter of Arthur and Leona Winkler, she was born Jan. 28, 1953 in Sheboygan. She had continued to live at home.

Survivors include her parents and a sister Karen at home; paternal grandfather, Gustave Winkler, Sheboygan; and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Sikorski, Detroit.

Graveside burial rites will be Friday morning at 10 at the Lutheran Cemetery, with Rev. Earl Finnigsmier, pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, officiating.

Ramm-Ziegler Funeral home is in charge of arrangements. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.


Flora Wierman - The Sheboygan Press - Monday - July 14, 1958 - p. 8
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Mrs. Flora Wierman, 72, Waldo, died Sunday morning at Plymouth Hospital following a long illness.

A native of Town Lyndon, she was born March 26, 1886, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Meyer. On Aug. 17, 1909, she was married to John Wierman by the Rev. George Wildermuth.

The couple moved to Waldo in 1911. Her husband died May 22, 1931.

She was a member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Town Lima and was active in the community life of Waldo and the surrounding area.

She served as Waldo correspondent for The Sheboygan Press in 1956 until ill health forced her retirement.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Fred (Bernice) Warner of Sheboygan Falls; two sons, John of Wauwatosa, Gerald of Waldo; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Emil Spieker of Waldo and Mrs. Lona Schuler of Milwaukee.

She was also preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Thomas Lutheran Church. The Rev. Waldemar Stoehr will officiate and burial will be in Waldo Cemetery.

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


Brian Weilbacher - The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday - June 2, 1959 - p. 12
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Graveside services will be held at Plymouth Woodlawn Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday for Brian Weilbacher, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Weilbacher, 518 1/2 Schwartz St., Plymouth. The child died today, one day after birth at Plymouth Hospital.

The Rev. H. W. Baxmann, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church, Plymouth, will conduct the rites. Huss Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Surviving the infant are his parents; one brother, Gary; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Weilbacher, Plymouth, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Henrich, Plymouth.


Carl Wagner - The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday - May 13, 1959 - p. 14
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Carl Wagner, 71, of 1619 Superior Ave., a former local furniture worker, died unexpectedly at his home at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Born in Urbach, Russia, Feb. 8, 1888, he received elementary school education there and was confirmed in the Lutheran faith in 1907.

Shortly thereafter he came alone to Sheboygan, later living in Chicago for 10 years and returning to make his home in this city in 1920.

He married Mrs. Elizabeth Rosenthal here in 1920 and she died in 1936. On Dec. 12, 1936, he married Mrs. Anna Eirich in the parsonage of Trinity Lutheran Church. The second Mrs. Wagner died Dec. 4, 1958.

For many years Mr. Wagner was employed in local furniture factories and for 10 years prior to retirement in 1943 worked for the Sheboygan Casket Co.

He was a member of Ebenezer Lutheran Church, where he served 16 years as an elder on the church council. He also belonged to the Volga Aid Society and Ebenezer Sick Benefit Society.

Surviving are two sons, Lt. Col. Jacob Wagner, U.S. Army, stationed at Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D.C., in an administrative capacity, and Waldemar of Sheboygan, and two daughters, Mrs. James Perry (Marie) and Mrs. Loyal Fricke (Emma), both of Bettendorf, Iowa.

He also leaves five step-sons, Christ Eirich of Sheboygan, Alex Rosenthal of Fresno, Calif., Philip and John Rosenthal of Redondo Beach, Calif., and Henry Rosenthal of Sacramento, Calif.; three step-daughters, Mrs. David Kober (Mollie), Mrs. John Diener (Emily) and Mrs. Raymond Nelesen (Marie), all of Sheboygan; 47 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren, and two sisters in Russia.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Ebenezer Lutheran Church with the Rev. Erich Keller, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels from 2 p.m. Thursday.


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