Green Bay, Wis., Sept. 19. – Winfred Abrams, vice mayor of Green Bay and councilman, died Sunday after a long illness. Abrams was mayor from 1903 to 1916 and was elected vice mayor in 1918. [Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Tuesday, 20 Sept. 1921) transcribed by FoFG mz]
Green Bay: Michael Ahern died in a bathtub Sunday night from heart failure. [The Duluth Herald, Wednesday Evening, Oct. 26, 1910]
GREEN BAY, Wis., Feb. 18. – Anthony Basche, the oldest member of the Retail Clerks International union, and a resident of Green Bay for 71 years, died today of dropsy. Mr. Basche was the head of four generations and leaves 13 children, 39 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. [Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Wednesday, 19 Feb. 1913) transcribed by FoFG mz]
Elizabeth F. Beall
1879: Mrs. Elizabeth F. Beall, a niece of J. Fenimore Cooper, and relict of the late Lieut. Gov. Samuel W. Beall, died at Fond du Lac, February 14th, in her sixty-ninth year. She migrated to Green Bay with her husband in the summer of 1820, on a schooner sailed by Capt. Blake, in company with Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Irwin, Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Cadle, and Miss Frances Henshaw, and settled in that town. In September of that year, when Christ Church was organized by Mr. Cadle, Mrs. Beall became one of the constituent members, her husband being one of the first vestrymen. In the summer of 1835, when the Green Bay land district was established, Mr. Beall was appointed the first receiver by President Jackson; and after serving in this capacity a year or two, he retired, and removed with his family to Cooperstown, N. Y., in the summer of 1837, but returned to Green Bay in the latter part of 1839. In 1842, they removed to Taycheedah, near Fond du Lac. She was an estimable woman. Her two sons early settled in California, where the younger died several years since; one of her four daughters became the wife of Judge Levi Hubbell; another is Mrs. Bessie Pumpelly, of Fond du Lac. [Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 10 (1909) Transcribed by: Heather A. Turner
Belona Norman, 94, of Gile, died at 4:55 p.m. Tuesday at a Superior Hospital where he had been a patient since May 16, 1959.
He was born Sept. 9, 1867 in Swamoe (sp), Brown County, Wis. He had resided in this area since 1889, living at Ramsay, Upson, and Hurley, before moving to Gile in 1909. He was employed in the lumber industry. He was married to the former Mary Louise Ashley in Green Bay in 1889. She died in 1948. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. James E. Hughes of New Richmond, Wis; Mrs. Carl Daley of Superior and Mrs. Mabel Epping of Portland, Ore.; four sons, Chester of Wisconsin Rapids, Alvin of Ironwood, Byron of Hurley and Harold of Rensselaer, Ind.; 16 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. The remains are at the Jelinski Funeral Home at Hurley which will be open beginning at 2 p.m. Thursday. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 8 Thursday evening. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Michael A. Prock officiating. Interment will be at the St. Mary Cemetery, Hurley. [Source: Ironwood Daily Globe (Ironwood, Gogebic County, Mich.) 25 Oct. 1961; tr. by MZ]
ASHLAND, Wis., Feb. 8. – Thomas Bert, over 100 years of age, and probably one of the oldest men in northern Wisconsin, died this morning at the home of his son, Dr. Harris, at Barksdale. The funeral will occur Thursday morning from the St. Agnes church in this city. He is survived by three sons, Alphons and Harmides of Barksdale and Oliver of Butternut, and one daughter, Mrs. Emelia Harris of Barksdale, with whom he made his home for years.
The deceased was bon in Quebec, Can., Sept. 20, 1820, being 100 years, four months and 15 days of age at the time of his death. He came to the United States in 1868, settling at Green Bay where he lived until 25 years ago when he came to the town of Barksdale to reside. [Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 9 Feb. 1921; tr. by MZ]
John F. Bertles
GREEN BAY, Wis., April 18. – John F. Bertles, a wizard at opening locks and a director in the Kellogg National bank for 20 years and a member of the school board for 12 years, president and superintendent of the Green Bay waterworks for six years and a prominent business man until a few years ago, died last night at his residence from heart failure, caused by a gen- (Note: the rest of the article was cut off and was not available at the time of transcription.) [Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Sunday, 19 Apr. 1908) transcribed by FoFG mz]
Melcher E. Bloomer
GREEN BAY, Wis., Feb. 24. – Melcher E. Bloomer of Green Bay, conductor on the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul passenger train which went over an embankment near the station at Republic, Mich., last night, died early today from his injuries. John Gallagher, brakeman, and Curtis Schroeder, flagman, were slightly injured. None of the passengers were seriously injured. [Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Tuesday, 25 Feb. 1913) transcribed by FoFG mz]
Mrs. James M. Boyd
1879 - Mrs. James M. Boyd, daughter of Hon. John Lawe, one of the pioneers of Green Bay, died at Kaukauna, March 23d, aged about sixty-five years. She was a native of Green Bay, and all her life a resident of Fox River Valley. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 434; tr. by LaDena Livingston]
GREEN BAY Wis., July 25.— - Charles Brenner, a harness maker, aged sixty years, at 5 o'clock this evening jumped into Fox river and drowned. The suicide had $859.39 in his pockets when taken from the river. Despondency was the cause. No relatives. [New Ulm Review (New Ulm, MN), July 27, 1892]
1880 - F. Burkhard died at Green Bay, March 29th, aged about forty-four years. He was born in Bavaria in 1836, but had resided in Green Bay since his childhood, and was publisher of the “Concordia” newspaper. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 459; tr. by LaDena Livingston]
1881 - Hon. Satterlee Clark died of apoplexy at Minneapolis, Sept. 20th, in his sixty-sixth year. He was born in Washington City, May 23d, 1816. He attended the Utica Academy awhile, and came West in 1828, serving as a sutler at Green Bay and Fort Winnebago until 1843. He early settled in Marquette County, which he represented in the assembly in 1849 and was a presidential elector in 1852; and subsequently locating at Horicon, he represented Dodge County in the State senate from 1862 to 1872, and served in the assembly in 1873. He was a delegate to the national Democratic convention in 1868, and in nearly every State Democratic convention until his death. He was for many years one of the officers and managers of the State Agricultural Society. He was a man of free and easy manners, thoroughly acquainted with the politics and leading men of the State, and possessed many genial qualities. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 489; tr. by LaDena Livingston]
At Antigo, Thomas Coates, who received a pistol shot that L. A. Winn had intended for saloonkeeper Defoy, died. His remains were taken to Depere for burial. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wis.) Friday, 8 Nov. 1889; transcribed by FoFG mz]
Depere, Wis., Nov. 21. – John Coopmans, a prominent west side saloonkeeper, died suddenly at his home in this city last night. [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (23 Nov. 1899) transcribed by FoFG mz]
F. E. Daems
1879 - Rev. F. E. Daems, vicar-general of the Green Bay diocese, died in the Bay settlement, Brown County, Feb. 12th. He was born near Diest, Belgium, Aug. 28th, 1826, and had served the Catholic congregation of the Bay Settlement, for twenty-seven years, with much usefulness and great acceptance to his people. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 431; tr. by LaDena Livingston]
1882: Miss Jane Dousman, at Green Bay, May 4th, nearly seventy years of age. She was the eldest of seven children of John and Rosalie Dousman, born at DePere, June 17, 1812. “The adventures of those perilous times of Indian and British warfare attended the family at the date of her birth, and hung in quite romantic degree over her youthful head. When she was three months old, word came through a friendly Indian, that harm was impending over the family. The little infant Jane, was lowered into a cistern, and cared for by a faithful attendant for twenty-four hours. The family was then hastily got together again and taken in a canoe to Mackinac, where they resided for some time. Many incidents regarding their life, the pressing of the father into the British army, his being compelled to march against his own household, etc., etc., are of interest.”
Mr. Dousman dying in 1820, the family four years later removed to Green Bay. Several years ago, the mother, Mrs. Dousman, was engaged by the Indian agent as a teacher of the Menomonees at Keshena, and was accompanied by her daughters, Jane and Kate – the latter dying while in service there. For years these devoted women labored unceasingly among those dusky people, giving the best part of their lives to the work. On the death of her mother, Jane Dousman succeeded her and labored awhile longer. During the war her patriotic feelings were aroused, and she personally appealed to the Menomonees, and thus aided in swelling the ranks of the recruits. She at length retired to Green Bay to spend the rest of her days.
Miss Dousman exhibited great dignity of character, combined with a loveliness and gentleness that pervaded all her intercourse with friends and the world. She was loyal in her attachments and sincere always. Considerateness for the feelings and comfort of others was a trait that received exemplification even to the last of her conscious hours. Her life was a self-sacrificing one, and many of its phases had bound up in them heroisms of the kind that do not reach the outer world, but are firmly, lovingly and quietly worked out in a record of devotion to duty. To many she was simply Aunt Jane, always – a term of endearment that continued with her days. She had many friends, largely among those who had known her for years, and regret at her death will enter many hearts. Her brothers, John P. and George, and sister Kate, preceded her to the grave. Her surviving sisters were Mrs. Lefevre, near Omro, Mrs. Gustave de Neveu, Fond du Lac, and Mrs. D. Wiley, Merrill. [Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 10 (1909) Transcribed by: Heather A. Turner]
1882: Mrs. Polly Doxtator, on the Oneida reservation, near Green Bay, December 14th, in her ninety-eighth year. She was born of Delaware parents, at Cape May, N. J., March 17th, 1785, and early became associated with the Oneidas, in central New York, in 1802, marrying into the prominent Doxtator family of that tribe. Her sons Jacob and Cornelius Doxtator are among the most noted Oneidas, and her only daughter is the wife of Capt. Cornelius Doxtator, who commanded a company of Oneida sharpshooters during our late Civil War. Mrs. Doxtator was raised by a Quaker in Pennsylvania, and was an intelligent, amiable, and most worthy woman, retaining her bright faculties to the last. [Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 10 (1909) Transcribed by: Heather A. Turner]
Mrs. Anna Eichhorst, 81, of 127 N. Superior St., DePere, died Tuesday afternoon at Bellin Memorial Hospital, Green Bay, where she had been a patient since Friday after suffering a heart attack at home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Zion Lutheran Church, Morrison, Brown County, the Rev. Ervin Lemke officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Eichhorst was born Anna Wierschke March 9, 1880. at Fraustadt, Germany, daughter of the late Gottlieb and Johanna Paschel Wierschke. She came with her parents to this country at the age of 12. She was married to Frederich Eichhorst Aug. 21, 1900, and they lived at Neva, Langlade County, until 1903 when they moved to the Town of Morrison. The family operated a farm in the township until 1946, when she moved to DePere. Mr. Eichhorst preceded her in death Oct. 6. 1939. Also preceding her in death were two sons, four brothers, two sisters and two grandchildren. Survivors include six daughters Mrs. Henry Stever of Two Rivers, Mrs. Ervin Thiesfeldt, of Green Bay, Mrs. Norbert Liebergen, of the Town of Maple Grove, Mrs. Norbert Griepentrog, of Wayside, Brown County, Mrs. Clancis Pahl, of Maribel, Manitowoc County, and Mrs. Lester Koerth, of the Town of Holland, Brown County; six sons, Elmer, of the Town of Wrightstown. Brown County. Rueben, of the Town of Maple Grove. Manitowoc County, Hilbert, at home, Wilmer, Albert and Melvin of the Town of Morrison; 48 grandchildren and 49 great grandchildren.
Friends may call at Schwartz Funeral Home. Morrison, until 11a.m. Friday when the casket will be moved to the church, where the body may be viewed from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service. [Source: Manitowoc Herald-Times (Manitowoc, Wis.) Thursday, 27 Apr. 1961; tr. by MZ]
Ernest Eichhorst, 82, of Rt. 1, Greenleaf, died Sunday at Bellin Memorial Hospital, Green Bay. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Nickel Funeral Home and at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Morrison. Dr. H. R. Koch will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mr. Eichhorst was born Oct. 29, 1884, in the Town of Morrison, son of the late Ferdinand and Louise Behrenz Eichhorst. He was a retired farmer. Survivors are six nieces and six nephews. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday. [Source: Manitowoc Herald-Times (Manitowoc, Wis.) Tuesday, 6 June 1967; tr. by MZ]
Reuben Eichhorst. 60, of 480 Glenview St., Brillion, died Sunday at home. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church, Morrison. The Rev. Waldemar Loescher will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Eichhorst was born June 30, 1915, in the Town of Morrison, son of the late Fred and Anna Wierschke Eichhorst. He married Cora Degner Sept. 19, 1936, at Morrison. He had been a farmer and was employed at Ariens Co., Brillion, the past eight years. He was a director of Wayside Telephone Co. and served four years as treasurer of the Town of Maple Grove. He was a member of Way-Morr Lions Club and served as treasurer for 10 years.
Survivors include his wife, two daughters, Miss Darlene Eichhorst, of North Hollywood, Calif., and Mrs. Richard (Jill) Koropov, of Rt. 2, Brillion: three brothers, Elmer, of Rt. 2, Greenleaf, Hilbert, of Green Bay and Alfred, of Rt. 1. Greenleaf: five sisters, Mrs. Ervin (Norman) Thiesfeldt, of Green Bay, Mrs. Norbert (Adela) Liebergen and Mrs. Lester (Mildred) Koerth, of Brillion, Mrs. Norbert (Helen) Griepentrog, of Reedsville and Mrs. Clancis (Lorene) Pahl, of Maribel and two grandchildren. Four brothers; Arthur, Leonard, Melvin and Wilmer, and a sister, Ida Stever, preceded him in death. Friends may call at Nickel Funeral Home, Morrison, after 4 p.m. Tuesday until noon Wednesday and then at the church until the time of service. [Source: Herald Times Reporter (Manitowoc, Wis.) Monday, 1 Dec. 1975; tr. by MZ]
Wilmer Eichhorst, 54, of Rt. 1, Greenleaf, died Tuesday at home. Funeral services will be at 2 p m Friday at Zion Lutheran Church, Morrison, with burial in the church cemetery. Survivors include his wife, the former Violet Dreier, a son, Gary; a daughter, Karen Anthony, four brothers, five sisters and five grandchildren. Friends may call at Nickel Funeral Home, Morrison after 4 p.m. Thursday until noon Friday and then at the church until the time of service. [Source: Herald Times Reporter (Manitowoc, Wis.) Wednesday, 21 May 1975; tr. by MZ]
Frederick S. Ellis
1879 - Hon. Frederick S. Ellis died at Green Bay, June 6th, in the fiftieth year of his age. He was third son of Gen. A.G. Ellis, born at Green Bay, Jan. 17th, 1830. Receiving a fair education, he became a surveyor, and afterwards an insurance agent. In 1861, 1862 and 1863, he represented his district in the Assembly; and, in 1864-65, he served a term in the senate. He was for several years chairman of the Brown County board of supervisors; and, in 1876, he was chosen mayor of the city. He held all these positions with credit to himself and the community. In the fall of 1876, he was elected county treasurer; and when pecuniary reverses overtook him, he offered to shield his friends from loss, so far as he could, by turning over to them every item of his personal property, even to his household furniture, and a life insurance policy of $2,000; but so high was their respect for him and his family, that they chose rather to share the burden themselves than to accept the sacrifice. He had troops of friends, and all sympathized with him in his misfortunes. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 438; tr. by LaDena Livingston]
Charles Elmore, of Jersey City, nephew of Andrew E. Elmore, of Green Bay, was killed by the ???s Christmas. [Source: Milwaukee Daily Sentinel, January 03, 1876 - Sub. by a Friend of Free Genealogy
A four year old daughter of Thomas Farrell, in East Holland, Brown county, was killed on the 19th ult., by being thrown from a wagon by the horses running. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wis.) Friday, 9 Sept. 1887; transcribed by FoFG mz]
J. H. Gilba
Manitowoc, Wis., April 24. - J. H. Gilba, chief engineer of the steamer Hesper, died here early yesterday of pneumonia. He was 57 years of age and leaves a wife and daughter, who reside in Chicago. He was a member of the Masons and Maccabees. The remains were today sent to Ogdensburg, N. Y., for burial. [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (25 Apr. 1901) tr. by MZ]
Orlo B. Graves
1879: On February 17th, Orlo B. Graves, at Green Bay, in his thirty-sixth year, where he had long been a prominent citizen, a lawyer by profession, filling the highest positions in the order of Odd Fellows, and serving several years as city attorney. [Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 10 (1909) Transcribed by: Heather A. Turner]
M. F. Greeley
M. F. Greeley, a Green Bay taylor[sic], died suddenly Friday Last. [Source: Milwaukee Daily Sentinel, January 03, 1876 - Sub. by a Friend of Free Genealogy
Roy E. Griepentrog
Roy E. Griepentrog, M, of 744 S. 26th St., Manitowoc, died Monday morning at Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc, of complications from a broken finger received in a Softball game about a week ago. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church, Wayside, the Rev. B. C. Gumz of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Manitowoc, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mr. Griepentrog was born June 17, 1939, in the Town of Holland, Brown County, son of Norbert and Helen Eichhorst Griepentrog. He attended Wayside Zion Lutheran Parochial School, was a 1957 graduate of Reedsville High School and attended Carroll College, Waukesha. He was active in athletics both in high school and college. He married lone Gruening Dec. 26, 1960, and after the marriage the couple lived at Reedsville two years and since then at Manitowoc. He was employed at Invincible Metal Furniture Co., and was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife; a son, Gregory; a daughter, Swen, at home; his parents, of Wayside, two brothers, Roland and Glenn, of Wayside, a sister, Mrs. Wallace Piepenburg, of Reedsville, and nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Schwartz Funeral Home, Morrison, after 3 p.m. Tuesday until 11 a.m. Wednesday and then at the church. [Source: Manitowoc Herald-Times (Manitowoc, Wis.) Monday, 2 Aug. 1965; tr. by MZ]
1882: Alexander Grignon, a native of Green Bay, was thrown from a wagon and killed, near his residence in the town of Howe, Shawano County, July 4th, at about the age of seventy years. He was an early school teacher at Green Bay, and nearly fifty years ago was engaged, with his brother, Charles A. Grignon, in keeping an Indian trading store at Kaukauna. He afterwards lived for many years at Keshena. He was courteous and genial, and possessed of a fund of anecdote and adventure connected with Indian and frontier life. [Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 10 (1909) Transcribed by: Heather A. Turner]
Louise (Hamilton) Grignon (Mrs. David H.)
Born in the town of Allouez, Brown county, March 26, 1843. Died at Green Bay, June 21, 1905. [Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin at its 53rd Annual Meeting held November 9, 1905 (published 1906) Wisconsin Necrology, 1904-05; pages 130-142; by Mary Stuart Foster, Library Assistant; transcribed by FoFG mz]
Fred G. Hall
Green Bay - Fred G. Hall, proprietor of the Beaumont hotel for fifteen years, died of heart failure after a long illness. He was 55 years old. Hall was one of the best known hotel man in Wisconsin. [Source: Stevens Point Daily Journal (Stevens Point, Portage County, Wis.) Saturday, 2 Dec. 1916; MZ submitted by FoFG]
1879 - Moses Hardwick, an early soldier at Green Bay, and pioneer settler of Brown County, died in the town of Scott, in that county, Aug. 14th, in his eighty-eighth year. A worthy notice of him has already appeared in this volume. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 441; tr. by LaDena Livingston]
Hubert Henrigillis, for many years a resident of the town of Depere, Brown County, died at the age of 90 years. Deceased served during the late war. [New Ulm Review (New Ulm, MN) November 16, 1892, page 5]
Fred Hollman, Jr.
Green Bay, Wis., Oct. 16.- Fred Hollman, Jr., son of Postmaster F. A. Hollman, of this city, committed suicide by shooting himself in the head Wednesday night. Hollman was 26 years old and was employed by his father. The young man left the following note in the room where the deed was committed: "Here is the end of a worthless life. I advise all men and boys to be right and upright, not to think a sport is the only life, because they are all wrong." [The Aberdeen Democrat (Aberdeen, S. D.) October 24, 1902, page 6]
1879 - Capt. Joseph Houle, of Green Bay, died in the latter part of March, at Kaukauna, at the reputed great age of one hundred and thirteen years. George Lawe, born 1804, remembers Houle as a gray-headed old man in 1815, at work around the trading-post of his father, John Lawe. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 435; tr. by LaDena Livingston]
Green Bay — Mrs. Emily Hubbard, an original settler of Green Bay and who was born in old Fort Howard 83 years ago, died at the home of her daughter in Ashland. Mrs. Hubbard was the oldest white woman born in the old fort and received her early education in the chapel conducted by Father Allouez. [Source: Stevens Point Daily Journal (Stevens Point, Portage County, Wis.) Saturday, 2 Dec. 1916; tr. by MZ]
Hiram H. Hubbard
Born at St. Peter, Minn., February 1, 1822. Came to Wisconsin in 1829. Died at Green Bay, July 29, 1905. [Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin at its 53rd Annual Meeting held November 9, 1905 (pub 1906) Wisconsin Necrology, 1904-05; transcribed by FoFG mz]
Frances P. Irwin
1880 - Mrs. Frances P. Irwin, Of Green Bay, died at Kenosha, Jan. 11th at the age of seventy years. She was born at Balliston Springs, N.Y., Nov. 8th, 1809, coming to Green Bay in 1826 with her kinsman. Capt. Henry Smith of the army, and shortly after married Col. A. J. Irwin, a prominent pioneer and citizen of that place. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 452; tr. by LaDena Livingston]
Green Bay.--Philip Jacobs, Sturgeon Bay, reported to be the last survivor of the Mexican war and a veteran of the Civil war, died at his home here, aged ninety-three. Jacobs was among the first American soldiers to enter Mexico City after its surrender. Following the Mexican war he was stationed at Fort Howard, now West Green Bay. [Source: Benton Advocate (Benton, Lafayette County, Wis.) Friday, 13 Feb. 1914; submitted by FoFG (mz)
Long Prairie, Minn. - Death came suddenly to Mrs. Mary Johnson. She was born at Green Bay, Wis., in 1854, and she and her husband were among the earliest settlers in this county. She is survived by four sons. [The Minneapolis Journal. (Minneapolis, Minn.), 30 Sept. 1905]
N. S. Kimball
Green Bay. - Word was received in the city from Chicago of the death of N. S. Kimball, master mechanic of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad, with headquarters in Green Bay for many years. Mr. Kimball was eighty-three years old and spent a longer time in the railroad service than any official on a railroad up to the time of his retirement two years ago. He came to this city in 1882 as master mechanic of the local shops and retired after 30 years of active service. [Source: Benton Advocate (Benton, Lafayette County, Wis.) Friday, 13 Feb. 1914; submitted by FoFG (mz)
1880 - Rev. John Kitchell died at Wrightstown, July 23d, in his eightieth year. He had lived in Wisconsin over twenty years, and been a member of the order of Odd Fellows fully forty years. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 464; tr. by LaDena Livingston]
Edward C. Kittner
Green Bay, Wis., July 22. – Edward C. Kittner died at his home here on Saturday at the age of 72 years. [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 24 July 1902; transcribed by FoFG mz]
Lester F. Koerth, 53, of Rt. 1, Brillion, died Friday at home.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Wieting Funeral Home, Brillion. The Rev. Calmer Overlien will officiate and burial will be in Community Cemetery, Brillion. Mr. Koerth was born June 28, 1919, at Manitowoc, son of the late John Koerth and Lillian Koerth. He married Mildred Eichhorst Feb. 22, 1941, at Morrison. He was a member of the Rural United Methodist Church, Brillion. Survivors include his wife, two sons, Darwin (Skip), of California and Larry, at home, five daughters, Mrs Kenneth (Sandra) Schisel and Mrs. David (Kathy) Les Monde, of Manitowoc, Mrs. Gary (Bonnie) Torsch, of Reedsville, Misses Terrie and Vickie, at home: a brother, John, of West Bend; a sister, Mrs. Walter (Phyllis) Ackerman, of Neenah; his mother, of Oshkosh and six grandchildren. His father preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Sunday until the hour of service Monday. [Source: Herald Times Reporter (Manitowoc, Wis.) Saturday, 9 June 1973; tr. by MZ]
Maxim D. LaBreche
Maxim D. LaBreche, an old settler of Wisconsin, died at Grand Rapids, recently, aged 69. He came to the state when it was known as Ouisconsin, and settling at Green Bay opened a trading store, the red men being his principal customers. On the breaking out of the rebellion, he enlisted and contracted the disease from which he died. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Dane County, Wis.) Tuesday, 11 July 1882]
Burial was at Roselawn cemetery beside his mother. The body was taken by train to Green Bay at 10 o'clock Sunday morning. Leo Lawe, one of Kaukauna's best known citizens, died Tuesday as the result of a fall at Milwaukee about ten days ago. The deceased was born in Green Bay. [Source: Appleton Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.) Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1920; submitted by FoFG (mz)Funeral services for the late Leo Lawe were held at the Episcopal church at Green Bay Sunday.
W. H. Lucia
Born at Troy, N.Y., May 1, 1845. Came to Wisconsin in 1858. Died at Green Bay, January 21, 1905. [Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin at its 53rd Annual Meeting held November 9, 1905 (published 1906) Wisconsin Necrology, 1904-05; transcribed by FoFG mz]
The funeral of Bartholomew Mancoski took place from the Catholic church in the town of Morrison on Thursday. He had reached the age of 86 years. Deceased was born in German Poland but came to America about 40 years ago. He served in the civil war for 2 years. [Source: Brown County Democrat (9 July 1896) submitted by Bill Baumann]
ASHLAND, Wis., July 14. – Mrs. Elizabeth Martin, age 86, is dead here at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dennis McGeehan, 309 Eleventh avenue West. The funeral will be held at Depere, Wis. [Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 15 July 1917; MZ transcribed by FoFG]
Margaret Eva McCabe
Miss Margaret Eva McCabe, 90, a five-year resident of Caravilla, died there Tuesday morning. She was born Jan. 2, 1895, in Mount Sterling, Ill., and was a longtime teacher at Senn High School, Chicago, Ill. Surviving are two nieces and a nephew. A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Caravilla chapel. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, Ill. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the chapel. Arrangements are by Hansen Funeral Home. ***Note: According to the Social Security Death Index, Margaret was born in 1896 and died in Apr. 1985. [Source: unknown newspaper; contributed by Ron Flink; tr. by MZ]
M. J. McCormick
GREEN BAY, Wis., Nov. 8. – M. J. McCormick, aged 53 years, one of the wealthiest citizens of Green Bay, identified with many interests and well known throughout the state, died today of dropsy of the heart. [Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Saturday, 9 Nov. 1907) transcribed by FoFG mz]
E. C. Merrill
Born at Lancaster, N.H., February 19, 1834. Came to Wisconsin about 1855. Died at De Pere, March 16, 1905. [Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin at its 53rd Annual Meeting held November 9, 1905 (published 1906) Wisconsin Necrology, 1904-05; transcribed by FoFG mz]
John July returned home, Tuesday evening, from his trip to Green Bay. During his visit there his sister, Mrs. Nic. Miller, who has been a paralytic for some years, was taken worse and died last Thursday. She was a very estimable lady. *** According to the 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin, Mrs. Nic. Miller was named Clara and she was born in Oct. 1841. [Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 20 Dec. 1900, tr. by MZ]
Green Bay, Wis., July 7. – Mrs. Mary Minaban, mother of John R. and Robert E. Minaban, the widely known physicians and surgeons of this city, is dead here. Her death occurred quite suddenly Saturday night, resulting from a paralytic stroke suffered about a year ago. The funreral was held today. [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Thursday, 17 July 1902) transcribed by FoFG mz]
Albert M. Murphy
GREEN BAY, Wis., Oct. 20. – Albert M. Murphy, age 63, millionaire lumberman, formerly living in Green Bay, died at his home in Pasadena, Cal., early today. He had been ill about a year. Mr. Murphy was a son of the late Simon J. Murphy, founder of the Murphy estate, one of the richest in Detroit, Mich. He was manager of the Murphy Lumber company and had an interest in the Green Bay Traction & Light company and several manufacturing concerns here. He was head of a company which a few years ago conducted a big sanitarium at Waukesha, Wis. Mr. Murphy is survived by his widow, nine children, four brothers and a sister. [Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Thursday, 21 Oct. 1915) transcribed by FoFG mz]
S. S. Palmer
GREEN BAY, Wis., Jan. 31. – S. S. Palmer, president of the Green Bay and Western Railroad company, died in California yesterday, according to a message received here today. He had been in failing health for about a year. J. A. Jordan, vice president of the road, becomes the nominal head. [Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Saturday, 1 Feb. 1913) transcribed by FoFG mz]
GREEN BAY, Nov. 1. – Mrs. Pelinot, wife of a wealthy farmer residing in Robinsonville, was stricken with apoplexy in this city and died in a few hours thereafter. She was 51 years of age and leaves ten children. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Friday, 4 Nov. 1887) transcribed by FoFG mz]
CLASS OF 1828 (Non-graduate.) [Source: Necrology … Andover Theological Seminary (1828 – 1865) transcribed by Kim Mohler]
Son of Dr. William Porter and Charlotte Williams; born in Hadley, Mass., December 27, 1804; prepared for college at Hopkins Academy, Hadley, and with Rev. Dr. Alvan Hyde, of Lee, Mass.; graduated at Williams College, 1825; studied two years in this Seminary, 1825-27; taught two years in a monitorial high school in Troy, N.Y.; graduated at Princeton Seminary, 1831. He was licensed by the Hampshire Central Association, April 27, 1831. He was ordained at Hadley, October 3, 1831, and under commission of the American Home Missionary Society started at once for service among the soldiers, Indian agents, and traders at Fort Brady (Sault de Ste. Marie), in Michigan territory. This journey, by stage, Erie Canal, steamer, schooner, and birch-bark canoe (from Mackinaw), consumed two months. In 1833 he accompanied the troops to Fort Dearborn, at the mouth of the Chicago River, where he organized the First Presbyterian Church of Chicago. He was stated supply at Peoria, Ill., from 1835 until the murder of Lovejoy in 1837, and at Farmington, Ill., from 1837 to 1840. He was pastor of the Presbyterian church, Green Bay, Wis., 1840-58, and of the Edwards Congregational Church, Chicago, 1858-62. From 1862 to 1865 he was chaplain of the First Illinois Light Artillery, continuing work among the soldiers in Texas, under the auspices of the Christian Commission, 1865-66. He was acting pastor at Prairie du Chien, Wis., 1866-68, and at Brownsville, Texas, 1868-70. He was then appointed by President Grant to a chaplaincy in the regular army, in which he remained until 1882, being stationed successively at Brownsville, Texas, 1870-73; at Fort Sill, Indian Territory, 1873-75; and at Fort D.A. Russell, Wyoming Territory, 1875-80. He was in California, under leave of absence, 1880-81, preaching for six months at Grass Valley; and afterwards resided with his children at Detroit, Mich., and at Beloit, Wis. He received the degree of Doctor of Divinity from Williams College in 1866.
Dr. Porter’s ministerial career was a long and fruitful one. A descendant of godly ancestry, trained in the quietness of New England, his life was spent on the frontier among Indians, half-breeds, traders, soldiers, freedmen, and an eventful portion of it in the tumult of war. His wife, an early missionary teacher at John Jacob Astor’s trading post of Mackinaw, was thoroughly identified with all his work, accompanying him to the war, and as field agent of the Sanitary Commission doing an incalculable service in hospitals and among freedmen at Cairo, Vicksburg, Memphis, Chattanooga, and in Sherman’s army, as later in her Rio Grande Seminary in Texas.
Rev. Prof. Joseph Emerson, D.D., of Beloit (Class of 1845), writes of both: “Dr. Jeremiah Porter and his wife were notable examples of a most remarkable phase of character and influence – spirits of finest nature and nurture, sanctified by grace and appointed to long lives on the border, where the barbaric elements of civilization collide with aboriginal barbarism. Dr. Porter’s life was for more than sixty years, half of our nation’s life, mingled with the movement of civilization in all its length and breadth, from Mackinaw to Mexico, from Chicago to California. In the frontier post of the Northwest, in Chicago when it was only Fort Dearborn, as pastor of the first church in Wisconsin (except that of the Stockbridge Indians, to whom his ancestor, President Edwards, had ministered a century before) – all his life, in pastorate or camp, or field or hospital, he went about doing good.”
Dr. Porter was married, June 15, 1835, to Eliza Emily Chappell, of Rochester, N.Y., daughter of Lieut. Robert Chappell and Elizabeth Kneeland. She died in Santa Barbara, Cal., January 1, 1888. Of nine children, five died in infancy or youth. The three sons graduated at Beloit College. The youngest son, Rev. Henry Dwight Porter, D.D. (Class of 1870), and the daughter, Miss Mary H. Porter, have long been connected with the North China Mission. Dr. Porter died at Beloit, Wis., of old age, July 25, 1893, in his eighty-ninth year.
GREEN BAY, Wis., Sept. 24. – Henry Rahr, aged 44, a well known brewer, died today from a complication of diseases. [Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Saturday, 25 Sept. 1909) transcribed by FoFG mz]
1879 - Mrs. Cornelia Satterlee, a second cousin of Hon. Satterlee Clark, died Sept. 21st, at Sioux City, Iowa, at the age of eighty-four. She was born in Plattsburg, N.Y., in 1795, and settled at Green Bay in 1846. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 444; tr. by LaDena Livingston]
Mr. Patrick Scanlan, of the town of Denmark, Brown county, died very suddenly on the 9th inst. [Source: Weekly Wisconsin Patriot (Madison, WI) Saturday, 28 Apr. 1860; transcribed by FoFG mz]
Mrs. Helen Schulz, 66, wife of the late John J. Schulz, passed away at the Sheboygan Memorial hospital at 3:30 o'clock last Thursday afternoon.
Mrs. Schulz was born in the town of Holland, June 23, 1880, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Stock. She attended school there and was married to Mr. Schulz on October 30, 1908. Her husband passed away four months ago, on June 17. Mrs. Schulz is survived by six children, Mrs. Carl J. Rich of Eugene, Oregon, Herbert of Spooner, Eugene of Kendal, Gertrude, Clarence and Walter at home, and two sisters, Mrs. Louis Cappelle and Mrs. Geo. Bruesewitz of Milwaukee.
Funeral services were held here Monday afternoon at the St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed church, with the Rev. Walter P. Trost officiating. Burial took place in Graceland cemetery, Milwaukee. [Source: Unknown newspaper from Random Lake, Wis. (Thursday, 4 Oct. 1946) contributed by Ron Flink & tr. by MZ]
Franz S. Simon
[Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin at its 53rd Annual Meeting held November 9, 1905 (published 1906) Wisconsin Necrology, 1904-05; transcribed by FoFG mz]
Born at Mainz, Germany, October 28, 1823. Came to Wisconsin about 1850. Died at Manitowoc, December 13, 1904.
Marcella H. Smith
GREEN BAY – Marcella H. Smith, 86, Green Bay, passed away Monday, Aug. 28, 2006, at a local nursing home. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006, at Nativity of Our Lord Parish (corner of Cormier and Oneida Street in Green Bay). A Mass of Christian Burial, with the Rev. Jim Hablewitz officiating, will be celebrated at 11 a.m. following visitation. The Ryan Funeral Home, De Pere, is in care of arrangements.
She was born Feb. 3, 1920, to the late Henry and Henrietta (Hush) Ferrier in Racine. On Oct. 13, 1945, she married the late Freeman Smith in Racine. Marcella loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as the fifteen years she spent with the foster grandparent program at Encompass Daycare. Her six children survive her, Susan (Daniel) Gransalke, Larry (Chris) Smith, Cathy (James) Krueger, Jim (Billie Jo) Smith, Richard Smith, Mary (Richard) Weisnicht, 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Her parents, her husband, a brother Henry Ferrier Jr., and a daughter-in-law, Sandra Smith, preceded Marcella in death.
The family would like to thank Unity Hospice, the staff at San Luis Medical and Rehab Center and Dr. Warren for all their compassionate care. [Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Wednesday, 30 Aug. 2006; page 2A; Lorraine Markee collection, tr. by MZ]
Roslynn Marie Steinmann
HOWARD – Roslynn Marie (Bahler) Steinmann, 72, Howard, passed away suddenly, July 1, 2006, on a trip with her family to the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. Roslynn was born to Swiss immigrants, the late Arnold and Marie (Zurcher) Bahler, on Oct. 15, 1933, in Darlington. She was a graduate of Argyle High School and married Robert Steinmann on Oct. 19, 1951, at St. John Church, Monroe. Robert and Roslynn have six children. Roslynn worked with her husband, Bob, in the cheesemaking business for a number of years and had many jobs to support her family. Roslynn loved life, travel and above all her family. She will be in our hearts and minds forever as our great comforter and the Edelweiss of our family.
Roslynn is survived by her husband, Robert; three sons, Dennis (Bonnie), Little Suamico, Terry (Vicki), Green Bay, Tony and his significant other, Mary-Ellen Nathon, Green Bay; three daughter, Christine (Dennis) Rudie, Little Suamico, Trudy (Kent) Bredeson, Onalaska, Mary (Jim) McGrane, Portland, Ore.; 14 grandchildren, Sara, Becky, Stacy, Amy, Bryan, Aric, Amanda, Heidi, Aaron, Adam, Kyle, Alyssa, Laurel, and Emma; three great-grandchildren, Olivia, Devin and Owen and currently expecting three more great-grandchildren; three brothers, Werner (Vivian) Bahler, Monroe, Jesse (Marge) Bahler, Argyle, and Dan (Denise). She is further survived by many other relatives and friends.
Roslynn was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Walter, and a sister, Leona. A memorial visitation will begin 11 a.m. Saturday, July 8th, with the memorial service to follow at noon, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2736 Glendale Ave., Howard, with the Rev. Frank P. Kauzlarich offciating. Pfotenhauer Funeral Home of Green Bay is assisting the family with arrangements. [Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Friday, 7 July 2006; page 2A; Lorraine Markee collection, tr. by MZ]
Mrs. Henry Stever, 66, of 2209 13th St., Two Rivers, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at her home Wednesday morning. Funeral services will be at 2 a.m. Saturday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Rev Edward Stelter officiating. Burial will be in Knollwood Memorial Gardens, Town of Kossuth.
Mrs. Stever, nee Ida Eichhorst, was born Oct. 13, 1901, at Neva, Brown County, a daughter of the late Fred and Anna Wierschke Eichhorst. She attended the Morrison Grade School. She was married May 20, 1925, to Henry Stever at Morrison. A member of St. John Ladies Society, she also was a member of the Sewing Club of the congregation.
Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Alvin, of Manitowoc; five sisters, Mrs. Erwin Thiesfeldt of Green Bay, Mrs. Norbert Griepentrog and Mrs. Norbert Liebergen of Wayside, Mrs. Clancis Pahl of Maribel and Mrs. Lester Koerth of Brillion; six brothers, Elmer of Greenleaf, Reuben of Brillion, Hilbert of De Pere, Wilmer and Alfred of Morrison and Melvin Eichhorst of Lark, and three grandchildren Two brothers preceded her in death. Friends may call at Deja and Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, after 3 p.m. Friday until until the time of services. [Source: Manitowoc Herald-Times (Manitowoc, Wis.) Wednesday, 2 Oct. 1968; tr. by MZ]
Barnam D. Voorheis
Manitowoc, Wis., Sept. 2. – Dr. Barnam D. Voorheis, aged 60, and Mrs. Lizzie Dunning, aged 40, of Grand Rapids, Mich., were married here today on a special dispensation and immediately departed for Chicago. The bride and groom were childhood sweethearts and came here to evade the opposition of their children. [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (3 Sept. 1903) tr. by MZ]
1880 - Mrs. Emily Whitney died at Green Bay, June 29th, at the age of sixty-seven years. She was born at Whitehall, N.Y., June 11th, 1813, and was married to Capt. Daniel M. Whitney, 2d Aug., 1837, when she settled at Green Bay—her husband having preceded her in residence there three four years. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 462; tr. by LaDena Livingston]
J.H. Whyte, a former resident of this town, died at the sanitarium at Green Bay, Wis., aged 86 years, and for the last three years he remained at the sanitarium where he died. the only relatives he leaves are the H. Ham family, who were also former residents of this town. Mr. and Mrs. J. Stewart, friends of Mr. Whyte's at Green Bay, accompanied the remains. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 o'clock in the Congregational church, at the request of the deceased, and were conducted by the Rev.R.J. Ruddick. Interment was in the Genesee Village Cemetery. [Waukesha Freeman (Waukesha, WI) Mar. 24, 1904, page 5]
Richard J. Zajac
Richard J. Zajac, 60, Green Bay, went home to be with his heavenly Father, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, after a brief illness. He was surrounded by his family. Rick was born Feb. 8, 1948, in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., the son of Betty (Schroeder) Whipple and the late Roy Whipple. He was united in marriage on Jan. 22, 1977, to Rebecca Blahnik in Maplewood, Wis.
Rick graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1966. His love of the water led him to a career in the merchant marine. Rick obtained his first class maritime pilots license in 1971 and sailed the Great Lakes until 1974. He loved to tell stories about sailing on the Edmund Fitzgerald. Rick was very proud of his country and served in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1970 including a 10 month tour of duty as a medic in Vietnam. He was employed by Palmer Johnson, Inc., Sturgeon Bay, Wis. for 22 years. Most recently, he worked as an environmental services team leader at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wis.
Rick's proudest achievement was being married to the love of his life for 31 years, and the two children they raised. He was so grateful that God allowed him to meet his first grandchild on Aug. 21st of this year.
Rick loved connecting with people and was blessed with the ability to touch and mentor everyone who knew him. He lovingly cared for the sick and elderly in his family. Rick was an avid sports fan and his favorite team was the University of Dubuque Spartan football team. This is the team his son coaches.
Survivors include his wife, Rebecca, Green Bay; two children, Travis (Shannon) Zajac, Dubuque, Iowa; Briana (fiance, Patrick Cleary) Zajac, Monroe, Wis.; one granddaughter, Lauren Zajac; mother, Betty Whipple, Sturgeon Bay, Wis.; five siblings, Jeff Whipple and Phillip Whipple, both of Sturgeon Bay, Wis.; Celeste (Bill) Withers, Iron River, Wis.; Rebecca (Scott) Haines and Rachelle (Richard) Olson, both of Sturgeon Bay, Wis.; three sisters in-law, Sandra Blahnik, New Franken, Wis.; Kay (Ace) Schmidt and Toni (Randy) Massart, both of Sturgeon Bay, Wis.; two brothers-in-law, Tom Blahnik and Joe Blahnik both of Algoma, Wis.
Preceding him in death were his father, Roy Whipple; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Anthony and Lois Blahnik; grandparents, Clarence and Celeste Schroeder; brother and sister-in-law, Anthony and Mary Jo Laurent.
Visitation at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, University Ave. at Baird Street, Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday's visitation will continue at Celebration Church (Bayside Campus), 3475 Humboldt Road, from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral at 11 a.m. with Pastor Garry Pierce officiating. Full Military Honors to follow. Following Rick's funeral services he will be cremated and his ashes will be scattered on the waters he loved so much. The family would like to thank all of our friends that have lifted us up in prayer during this difficult time. They would also like to thank Green Bay Oncology and Unity Hospice for their skill and compassion during Rick's illness. ["Green Bay Gazette", 26 Oct 2008 - Submitted by Jim Honer]
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