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Kieler · Uthe · Schumacher
Heritage

Johannes "John" Kieler (1800-1882)
Barbara (Kieler) Uthe (1836-1917)
Mathilda (Uthe) Schumacher (1865-1897)
Anna (Schumacher) Gerken (1895-1967)
Joan (Gerken) Larson (1926-1994)
Thomas Larson (1962-)

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Tom Larson

Elizabeth "Lizzie Uthe (1871-1946) was a sister of my great-grandmother Mathilda (Uthe) Schumacher. Lizzie Uthe married Joseph Wiederhold (1869-1945). They lived at Dickeyville, Wisconsin.    T.L.

Joseph and Elizabeth (Uthe) Wiederhold

Elizabeth Uthe was born on January 13, 1871, near Dickeyville, Wisconsin, daughter of Frank and Barbara (Kieler) Uthe. Lizzie Uthe married Joseph Wiederhold on January 29, 1895, in Grant County, Wisconsin. Joseph Wiederhold was born in November 1869* in Paris Township, Grant County, Wisconsin, son of George and Theresia (Schmerbach) Wiederhold.
* November 1869 according to the 1900 U.S. Census; also 1869 according to his gravestone.

Joseph and Lizzie Wiederhold lived at Dickeyville, Wisconsin, on his father's old homestead farm in Paris Township, Grant County. They had two children, Arthur "Artie" Wiederhold and Laura "Laurie" Wiederhold.

Joseph Wiederhold, 77, died on Friday, March 9, 1945, following a short illness. Funeral services were held Monday morning at Holy Ghost Church in Dickeyville, Wisconsin, with the Rev. Father Haines, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

He was survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Joseph Speaker, of Galena, Ill.; one son, Arthur Wiederhold, of Dickeyville, Wis.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one brother, Bart Wiederhold, of Dickeyville, Wis.; and two sisters, Mrs. Theresa Splinter, of Camp Douglas, Wis., and Mrs. Margaret Hartung, of Neillsville, Wis. Two sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.

Elizabeth "Lizzie" Wiederhold, 75, of Dickeyville, Wisconsin, died on Wednesday, October 2, 1946, at the home of her son Arthur. Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Wiederhold were held Saturday morning, October 5, at Holy Ghost Church in Dickeyville. The Rev. Joseph Niglis, pastor, offered the requiem mass, and burial was in the church cemetery. The Baumler funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Wiederhold was survived by a daughter, Mrs. Joseph Speaker, of Galena, Ill.; a son, Arthur Wiederhold, of Dickeyville; 4 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Kate Hauser, of Dubuque, Ia. Her husband, Joseph Wiederhold, preceded her in death by about one year.

Grave of Joseph and Elizabeth Wiederhold
Holy Ghost Church Cemetery
Dickeyville, Wisconsin

Children of Joseph and Elizabeth (Uthe) Wiederhold:

  • Arthur G. Wiederhold was born on July 19, 1897, in Wisconsin, son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Uthe) Wiederhold. Arthur Wiederhold, also known as "Artie" or "Art," married Emma M. Speaker. Emma Speaker was born in 1895 in Illinois. Art and Emma Wiederhold lived at Dickeyville, Wisconsin, where they were members of Holy Ghost Catholic Church. Art was also a member of the church's Holy Name Society. Art was a shoemaker.

    Emma (Speaker) Wiederhold died in 1957. She was buried in the Holy Ghost church cemetery in Dickeyville, Wisconsin.

    Arthur "Art" Wiederhold, formerly of Dickeyville, Wis., died Thursday morning, March 31, 1983, at the Southwest Health Center and Nursing Home in Cuba City, Wis. Visitation was from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, April 1, at Haudenshield Funeral Home in Cuba City. Graveside services were held at the Holy Ghost cemetery in Dickeyville at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 2. The funeral mass was held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 4, at the Holy Ghost Church, also in Dickeyville.
          His wife, the former Emma Speaker, died in 1957. He was survived by one sister, Mrs. Laura Speaker, of Galena, Ill.

  • Laura K. Wiederhold was born on May 24, 1897, in Dickeyville, Wisconsin, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Uthe) Wiederhold. Laura Wiederhold, who was called "Laurie," married Joseph B. Speaker on November 18, 1918, in Dickeyville, Wisconsin. Joseph Speaker was born on April 23, 1892, in Illinois to Gerhard [George] and Christina A. (Stockel) Speaker. Joseph and Laura Speaker lived at Galena, Illinois, where they were members of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Laura was also a member of its Altar and Rosary societies.

    Joseph Speaker, 73, of Galena, Illinois, died Friday, May 7, 1965, at the Hazel Green Hospital in Hazel Green, Wisconsin. Family and friends called at the Furlong Funeral Home in Galena, where the Rosary was recited at 8 p.m., Sunday, May 9. Funeral services were at 9:30 a.m., Monday, May 10, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Galena, and burial was in the church cemetery.
          Mr. Speaker was survived by his wife, Laura; one daughter, Mrs. Frank Leifker, of Galena, Ill.; three sons, John Speaker and Ralph Speaker, both of Hanover, Ill., and George Speaker, of Stockton, Calif.; 14 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; three brothers, William Speaker, of Harlingen, Texas; Raymond Speaker, of Green Bay, Wis., and Leo Speaker, of Fennimore, Wis.; and a sister, Mrs. Mike Sutter, of East Dubuque, Ill.

    Laura K. Speaker, 88, of Galena, Illinois, died Sunday morning, June 11, 1989, at Mercy Health Center, St. Joseph's Unit, in Dubuque, Iowa. Family and friends called from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 12, at the Furlong Funeral Home in Galena. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 13, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Galena, and burial was in the church cemetery.
          Mrs. Speaker was survived by a son, George Speaker, of Stockton, Calif.; and 12 grandchildren, 1 stepgrandchild, 28 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-stepgrandchild.

    Children of Joseph and Laura (Wiederhold) Speaker:

    • George Joseph Speaker was born on November 12, 1919, at Galena, Illinois, son of Joseph and Laura (Wiederhold) Speaker. George joined the Army Air Corps in 1941. After being discharged from Stockton Field in Stockton, California, in 1945, he began working at Fiberboard in Stockton, where he worked for 40 years before retiring in 1985.
            George Speaker married Alma J. Brewer Scott in 1953, and they were married for 46 years. Alma was born on June 3, 1912.

      Alma Speaker, 87, died on July 10, 1999, with a last residence of San Joaquin County, California

      George J. Speaker, 91, of Stcokton, California, died on September 16, 2011. Private family services were held and committal took place at Cherokee Memorial Park in Lodi, California.
            George had 2 daughters, Evelyn Hurtado (Richard) and Cathy Contreras (Victor); 3 grandchildren, Laurie Hernandez, Richard Hurtado, Jr., and Karen Hurtado; 6 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great- grandchildren. George was a beloved husband, father and grandfather and was known by his quiet demeanor and was loved by all.

      Obituary source: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20110924/A_NEWS21/309249996.

    • Bernice Speaker was born on February 19, 1922, daughter of Joseph and Laura (Wiederhold) Speaker. Bernice Speaker married Francis 'Frank" Leifker on November 14, 1945, at St. Mary's Church in Galena. Illinois, with the Rev. Raymond Horner officiating. Miss Margie Leifker, sister of the bridegroom, atthended the bride as maid of honor, and John Speaker, brother of the bride, was best man. Following the ceremony, a wedding breakfast was given for the bridal party and the immediate family at the home of the bride's parents. After a short wedding trip through Wisconsin, the couple was at home in Vinegar Hill Township.
            Frank Leifker was born on September 24, 1916, in Wisconsin, son of Herman and Mary A. (Middendorf) Leifker.
            Frank and Bernice Leifker lived at Galena, Illinois. Frank Leifker was a truck driver for Eagle Picher Mining Co. and the Weinen Bros. Construction Co. in Galena prior to his retirement.

      Mrs. Frank (Bernice) Leifker, 58, of U.S. 20 West, Galena, Illinois, died on Sunday, March 2, 1980, at St. Joseph's Unit, Mercy Health Center, in Dubuque, Iowa. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 4, at St. Mary's Church in Galena, with burial in the church cemetery. Family and friends called until 9 p.m., Monday, March 3, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, where the scripture wake service was held at 7 p.m.
            Mrs. Leifker was survived by her husband, Frank; a son, David J. Leifker, of Poplar Grove, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. John (Doris) Davis, of Galena, Ill.; her mother, Mrs. Laura Speaker, of rural Galena, Ill.; and three brothers, John Speaker, of rural Galena, Ill., Ralph Speaker, of Hanover, Ill., and George Speaker, of Stockton, Calif.

      Francis "Frank" Leifker, 65, of U.S. 20 West, Galena, Illinois, died Wednesday afternoon, July 7, 1982, at the Galena-Strauss Hospital. Funeral services were at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, July 10, at St. Mary's Church in Galena, with burial in the church cemetery. Family and friends called from 3 to 9 p.m., Friday, July 9, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel in Galena, where the scripture wake service was held at 7:15 p.m.
            Mr. Leifker was survived by a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Doris) Davis, of Rt. 20 E. Galena, Ill.; a son, David Leifker, of Poplar Grove, Ill.; three grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Bertha Spillane of Vinegar Hill, Ill.; Mrs. Chester (Dorothy) Bauer, of rural Galena, Ill., Mrs. Marge Schleicher, of Rockford, Ill., and Mrs. Ken (Rosie) Calvert, of De Witt, Ia.; and a brother, Delbert Leifker, of Clinton, Ia.

    • Ralph A. Speaker was born on February 19, 1922, son of Joseph and Laura (Wiederhold) Speaker. Ralph Speaker married Mary I. McDonald on August 24, 1943, in Galena, Illinois. Mary McDonald was born August 9, 1924, in Kankakee, Illinois, daughter of Harlan and Isabell (Campbell) McDonald. Ralph and Mary Speaker lived at Hanover, Illinois, where they were members of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Mary graduated from Galena High School in 1942. She was a member of St. Anne's Society and the Hanover Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.

      Ralph Speaker, 64, of Hanover, Illinois, died Thursday, January 22, 1987, at Galena-Stauss Nursing Home in Galena, Illinois. Visitation was from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday, January 25, at Law-Jones Funeral Home in Hanover, where the Rosary was said at 8 p.m. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Monday, January 26, at St. John's Catholic Church in Hanover, and burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Hanover.
            Mr. Speaker was survived by his wife, Mary; three daughters, Mrs. Kathryn O'Haver, of Freeport, Ill., Mrs. John (Jane) Aschenbrenner, of Watertown, Wis., and Susan Speaker, of Rockford, Ill.; two sons, Robert Speaker, of Galena, Ill., and Michael Speaker, of Hanover, Ill.; 13 grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Laura Speaker, of Galena, Ill.; and a brother, George Speaker, of Stockton, Ill. A son, Joe Speaker, died July 28, 1986.

      Mary I. Speaker, of Illinois Route 84 South, Hanover, Illinois, died Thursday, July 16, 1992, at Galena-Stauss Hospital in Galena, Illinois. Funeral services were at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, July 18, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hanover, and burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Hanover. The Law-Jones Funeral Home in Hanover was in charge of arrangements.
            Mrs. Speaker was survived by three daughters, Kathryn O'Haver, of Freeport, Ill., Mrs. John (Jane) Aschenbrenner, of Watertown, Wis., and Susan Speaker, of Rockford, Ill.; two sons, Robert (and JoAnna) Speaker, of Galena, Ill., and Michael (and Darcy) Speaker, of Hanover, Ill.; 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Richard (Margaret) Rabe, of Dwight, Ill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph; a son, Joseph, and an infant daughter.

      • Joseph Speaker, son of Ralph and Mary (McDonald) Speaker, was born on February 3, 1957. Joe Speaker married Beth Nedig. Joe and Beth Speaker lived at Hanover, Illinois.

        Hanover man electrocuted.
        Galena, Ill.--A Hanover, Ill., man died of electrocution Monday, July 28, 1986, while working at the Chestnut Mountain Lodge near Galena. Joe Speaker, 29, was working on a pole at the lodge when a floodlight touched a live wire on the pole, said Jo Daviess County Coroner Allen Steinke. Speaker fell to the ground. An ambulance transported Speaker to the Galena Stauss Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

        Joe Speaker, 29, of Hanover, Illinois, died Monday, July 28, 1986, at Galena-Stauss Hospital in Galena, Illinois, as the result of an accident at Chestnut Mountain Lodge in Galena. Visitation was from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, July 30, at Law-Jones Funeral Home in Hanover, where the Rosary was said at 8 p.m. Funeral services were at noon, Thursday, July 31, at St. John's Catholic Church in Hanover, and burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Hanover.
              Mr. Speaker was survived by his wife, Beth; his parents, Ralph and Mary (McDonald) Speaker, of Hanover, Ill.; two brothers, Robert Speaker, of Galena, Ill., and Michael Speaker, of Hanover, Ill.; and three sisters, Mrs. Kathryn O'Haver, of Freeport, Ill., Mrs. John (Jane) Aschenbrenner, of Watertown, Wis., and Susan Speaker, of Rockford, Ill.

      • HANOVER, Ill. Robert D. Speaker, 69, of Hanover, formerly of Galena, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2016, in Madison, Wis.
              Private services were held.
              He is survived by Joanna, sons, Jonathan, Burke and Kale and daughters, Jessica and Alana. He was the son of Ralph and Mary Speaker.

    • John W. Speaker was born on October 21, 1924, son of Joseph and Laura (Wiederhold) Speaker. John Speaker married Betty Laird, daughter of Ralph and Lillian (Zeal) Laird. John and Betty Speaker resided in rural Galena, Illinois. John Speaker farmed all his life on the family farm and was a member of the Menominee and Vinegar Hill Insurance Company. He was also township auditor for many years.

      John W. Speaker, 61, of rural Galena, Illinois, died Saturday, December 14, 1985, at St. Joseph's Unit of Mercy Health Center in Dubuque, Iowa. Visitation was from 2 to 9 p.m., Monday, December 16, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel in Galena, where the scripture wake service was said at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 17, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Galena, and burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mr. Speaker was survived by his wife, Betty; three daughters, Vikki Speaker, of Platteville, Wis., Mrs. Steven (Deborah) Stodden, of Hubert, N.C., and Mrs. Brian (Patricia) Metz, of Shullsburg, Wis.; a son, Terry Speaker, of Platteville, Wis.; seven grandchildren; his mother, Laura (Wiederhold) Speaker, at home; and two brothers, George Speaker, of Stockton, Calif., and Ralph Speaker, of Hanover, Ill.

      Betty Speaker later married Robert Kempert, the widower of her older sister Dorothy, who died in 1988. Robert Kempert was born on November 28, 1928, in Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois, son of Alfred and Freda (Hanson) Kempert. Robert Kempert died on March 28, 2014, at Galena, Illinois, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery at Galena.


Sources include obituaries from the Dubuque, Iowa, Telegraph Herald; readings of grave markers from Holy Ghost Church Cemetery in Dickeyville, Wisconsin; a biographical entry for George Wiederhold from the 1901 Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Rock, Green, Grant, Iowa and Lafayette, Wisconsin, online at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wigrant/bio113.htm; the Rootsweb.com "Social Security Death Index Interactive Search," online at http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi; and Dave Halm's geneaologies at Rootsweb.com, "Haverhill, Marshall County, Iowa; Menominee, JoDaviess Co. Illinois; Grant Co. Wisconsin: Kreis Lingen, Hanover, plus more," online at http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=haverhill_iowa.


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