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Door County, Wisconsin
Obituaries and Death Notices

Arni Bottelson
Sturgeon Bay, Wis., June 11. – Arni Bottelson, father-in-law of County Judge-elect DeLos, dropped dead at the home of his daughter yesterday. He was upwards of 60 years old and has been a resident of this city for the past thirty years. [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 13 June 1901 tr. by FoFG mz]

Mrs. William Bridenhagen
Sturgeon Bay Woman Dies After Accident
Sturgeon Bay, Wis. (AP) Mrs. William Bridenhagen, 33, of Sturgeon Bay, died here Thursday of injuries received when the toboggan on which she was riding, towed by her husband in his automobile, was struck by the car of Walter Haen, Sturgeon Bay. Henry Conlon, also of Sturgeon Bay, was injured seriously. Bridenhagen's car turned a corner and the toboggan swerved into the path of Haen's car. Three others on the toboggan managed to roll out of the path of Haen's car. [La Crosse Tribune and Leader Press (La Crosse, Wis.) 8 Feb. 1935; submitted by Diana Heser Morse]

Henry F. Cochems
Milwaukee Man Grabbed Hand of Would-Be Assassin of the Colonel.
Chicago, Sept. 26. — The body of Henry F. Cochems, Milwaukee attorney who grabbed the hand of Theodore Roosevelt's would-be assassin at Milwaukee several years ago and prevented the firing of a second shot, passed thru Chicago today on the way to Sturgeon Bay, Wis., for burial. He died Friday in Colorado. Four thousand rosebuds, one according to admirers for each personal friend, covered the coffin. [The Topeka state journal. (Topeka, Kan.), 26 Sept. 1921; tr by KT]

Thomas Donovan
Thomas Donovan, nephew of Dr. P.C. Donovan of Neche, passed away in a sanitorium in Boerne, Texas, from consumption.  He was well known and liked in Neche where he worked for six years in his uncle's drug store.  The body was taken to his old home at Sturgeon Bay, Wis., for interment.  [The Pioneer Express. (Pembina, Dakota [N.D.]), 10 Jan. 1908; tr by KT]

Nelson W. Fuller
Nelson W. Fuller, a veteran journalist, who established the first anti-slavery paper in Wisconsin, died at Sturgeon Bay, in that State, a few days ago. [The Milan Exchange. (Milan, Gibson County, Tenn.), 04 Aug. 1883]

William Fry
Recently a man named William Fry, of the town of Egg Harbor, went into the woods and was never seen again alive.  His friends organized a party to search for him and after some time found his dead body.  The back of his head was crushed.  It is supposed that he fell on a sharp stone and was killed.  [The Superior Times. (Superior, Wis.), 07 July 1883; tr by KT]

Charlie Glines
Charlie, the youngest son of Eugene Glines, of Sturgeon Bay, died in great pain from having swalloed a number of athlophoros pills that he had found. [Watertown republican. (Watertown, Wis.), 02 May 1888; tr by KT]

Capt. C.B. Hart
Sturgeon Bay, Wis. - Capt. C.B. Hart, 70, died today.  Heart failure. [The Day Book. (Chicago, Ill.), 20 March 1913; tr by KT]

Franklin Kiehnau
Egg Harbor Man Dies in Oil Tanker Blaze
ESCANABA , Mich. (A.P.) – Franklin Kiehnau, 60, rural Egg Harbor, was fatally injured in an explosion and fire on the 2,900-ton oil tanker Venus. The Coast Guard said the blaze apparently broke out when one of the ship's two main engines blew up after the Venus left a terminal near Gladstone, where it had delivered 29,000 barrels of fuel oil. Kiehnau, who worked on the ship for a little more than a year, was rushed to port aboard the Coast Guard cutter Raritan, which had been helping break a trail for the Venus through two to four feet of ice. He was dead on arrival at an Escanaba hospital. [Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wis.) Wednesday, 17 Jan. 1973; tr. by MZ]

Manna (child)
A young son of Eugene Manna, of Sturgeon Bay, died a few days ago.  The city authorities made an investigation.  It was reported by the examining physician that the boy was either smothered or drowned.  Manna and his wife have been arrested. [Watertown Republican. (Watertown, Wis.), 11 Jan. 1893; tr by KT]

Paul Nelson
Paul Nelson, an old and respected resident of Sturgeon Bay, died very suddenly on the 22nd inst.  He was riding in a buggy with his wife, when he suddenly dropped back dead.  [The Superior Times. (Superior, Wis.), 07 July 1883; tr by KT]

Thomas Scott
Thomas Scott, sheriff of Door County, died recently of cancer of the stomach. [Western Appeal. (Saint Paul, Minn.), 12 Nov. 1887; tr by KT]

Henry Spencer
Henry Spencer of Kossuth died at Sturgeon Bay on Friday of last week, aged 75.  His remains were brought to this city for interment and his funeral took place on Sunday.  He was born in England and immigrated to this country when a young men.  After working in a factory in the east for some time he started for the west and settled in Kossuth in 1847.  He was one of the first settlers of that town and did his share toward making it the garden of the county.  He leaves two sons John Spencer of Sturgeon Bay, Henry Spencer of Menominee, and three daughters - Mrs. Tifft of Ahnapee, Mrs. Hay of Sturgeon Bay and Mrs. Howard of California.  [The Manitowoc Pilot. (Manitowoc, Wis.), 18 Feb. 1892; tr by KT]

Mrs. Henry Spencer
Mrs. Henry Spencer of Sturgeon Bay died on Sunday last, aged 78.  She was at one time a resident of Kossuth, but of late years, resided with her daughter, Mrs. Hay of Sturgeon Bay.  [The Manitowoc Pilot. (Manitowoc, Wis.), 09 Nov. 1893; tr by KT]

Arnold Wagener
Arnold Wagener, an old and respected resident of Sturgeon Bay, died last Thursday.  He was a Manitowoc County man. [The Manitowoc Pilot. (Manitowoc, Wis.), 24 July 1902]

Charles Witte
On Sunday afternoon, occurred the funeral of Charles Witte from his late residence. Rev. Thomas James of North Prairie M. E. church officiated. The Eagle M. E. church choir assisted in the services. His remains were interred in the family lot in Oak Ridge cemetery. A large number were present to pay their last tribute to a departed father, friend and neighbor.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Lins, Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Witte and daughter. Miss Louisa, Miss Tillie Link of Milwaukee, Mrs. Minnie Schmidt, Chicago, Mrs. Rudolph-Schmidt, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Buchs, Mr. and Mrs. Chris. Buchs, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Biglow, Palmyra, Chas. Kneiert and family of Troy Center attended the funeral of Chas. Witte Sunday. [Waukesha Freeman (Waukesha, WI) May 19, 1904, page 7; tr by RL]


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