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1919 Fire Victims
Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel 10 Feb 1919 - Transcribed by Mary Dutcher
Four Fire Victims Buried At Platteville

PLATTEVILLE Four of the victim of the $83,000 (?) Forehand building fire which cost the lives of nine persons and resulted in injuries to eleven on Saturday, were buried here at a public funeral on Sunday.

With the exception of Ray Edwards, 13 year old student who suffered severe injuries, the conditions of those hurt are regarded as favorable by attending physicians.

Those for whom funeral services were held were: Milton Rotzell, 13 year old son of a shoe repairer; G. Venderble, 45 years old, jeweler, with a store in the Forehand building; Fred Steinhoff, 40 years old, a farmer, and C. Austin Hale, 38 years old, a farmer.

Joint rites for Ernest Dixon, aged 30, a laborer, and his mother, who died in Kansas City on Friday, will be held here Wednesday morning, while Charles E. Gilmore, owner of a notion store, will be laid to rest on Tuesday.

Funeral arrangements for the other victims have not been completed.
Mrs. L. G. Armstrong
Source: Revealer (Bloomington, Wis.) Tuesday, 4 Sept. 1894; submitted by FoFG (mz)
Mrs. L. G. Armstrong, wife of Dr. Armstrong of Boscobel, died of heart failure.
Children of Berry Auchler
Source: Wisconsin State Journal April 13, 1888 - Sub. by a Friend of Free Genealogy

Lancaster, April 10. Within two weeks two children of Berry Auchler, have died, making nine children he has lost in the last few years. Many deaths are occurring in this locality at the present time, hardly a day passing without one or two.
Name: Patrick Samuel Ash
Event: Burial
Year: 1847
Location: Sinsinawa
Parents: William / ---------
Relation: son of William/Mary

Contributed by Frank Copple from Sister Lois Hoh at the Sinsinawa Mounds Center.
Joel Allen Barber
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 485; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1881 - Hon. Joel Allen Barber died in Lancaster, June 28th, in his seventy-third year. He was born in Georgia, Franklin County, Vt., Jan. 17th, 1809, and graduated at the University of Vermont. After studying law, and practicing it awhile in his native State, he migrated in 1837 to Wisconsin, settling at Lancaster, Grant County. He was many years a member of the county board, having been five years its chairman; four years county clerk and for three terms district-attorney. In 1846, he was a member of the first constitutional convention; a member of the assembly in 1852, 1853, 1863 and 1864-of which he was the speaker in 1863. He was a member of the State senate in 1856 and 1857; and two terms, commencing in 1871, a member of Congress. In 1860, he was a presidential elector on the Lincoln ticket. He was an able lawyer, a faithful legislature, and an honest man.
Hugh E. Barden
Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel 25 Dec 1929 - Transcribed by Mary Dutcher

Spent Day on Baskets for Poor; Was Born in Platteville.

KENOSHA, Wis., Dec. 24.--(Special) All Kenosha joined in paying tributes on Tuesday to Hugh E. Barden, 60, president of the city council and a pioneer merchant, who died suddenly of a heart attack Monday night.

He had spent the day working with Christmas baskets for the poor and complained of feeling ill at the end of the afternoon. He died several hours later.

"I am ready to go," he told his two daughters and a son who were at his bedside.

Mr. Barden was born in Platteville, Wis. and lived for some time in Racine. He came to Kenosha and established the Barden department store.

Two years ago he joined with Leo F. Barden, a son, in the real estate and insurance business. He was elected to the city council when the city manager form of government came in 1921 and was re-elected successively with the highest majorities. He was active in civic and fraternal organizations.

Mrs. Barden preceded him in death in 1910. Two daughters, Mrs. Constance Kennedy and Mrs. Helen Wilton, survive with the son, Leo.

Funeral services will be Thursday morning.
Maynard L. Bartling
Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribute 19 Feb 1978 - Transcribed by Mary Dutcher

Maynard Louis Bartling, 63, of 829 Idlewild Way, Sarasota, died Saturday morning at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Born in Platteville, Wis. he lived in Sarasota five years coming from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Member of B.P.O.E. No. 1519 of Sarasota.

He is survived by his wife, Marydel K. Bartling of Sarasota; two brothers, Dale Bartling of Platteville, Wis. and Glenn Barling of Milwaukee, a sister, Mrs. Ruth McAllister of Milwaukee, a daughter, Mrs. Steven (Sally) Hamtil of Sarasota, two sons, Tony Grunta and Joseph Grunta of Des Moines, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held in Platteville with interment in Cedar Rapids Memorial in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Toale Brothers Gulf Gate Chapel, 6903 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, is in charge of local arrangements.
Lizzie Anne Bauer

BAUER--Nov. 23, at Wesley Hospital, Lizzie Anne, beloved wife of William L. Bauer. Funeral services at Trinity Episcopal Church at Platteville, Wis., Nov. 26.

Source: Daily Inter Ocean (Chicago, IL) 24 Nov 1893; transcribed by Mary Dutcher

Beckett, Elmer (Corp.)

PLATTEVILLE--Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Beckett, Platteville, have received word from the government of the death of their son Corp. Elmer Beckett, of malaria fever in a hospital in New Guinea, on Jan. 27. Corp. Beckett was a member of the Platteville national guards and had been overseas for two years.

Source: Madison Wisconsin State Journal February 11, 1943; transcribed by MCK

Joseph Bonham
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 455; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1880 - Joseph Bonham died at Hurricane Corners, Grant County, February 23d, in his seventy-ninth year. He was born in Wythe County, Va., April 19, 1801; and after residing in Tennessee and Missouri, he came to the lead mine region in the spring of 1827. He did not bring his family until 1834; he devoted much of his life to mining.
Angela Kay Bonin
Source: Funeral Card; transcribed by Mary Dutcher

Thomas Funeral Home

Robert R. Brand, the oldest Odd Fellow of the Galena lodge, and a resident of that place for the past fifty years, died in that city last Friday. Mr. Brand was born in New Orleans in 1814, and had he lived a few weeks longer, would have been 85 years old. He has held many positions of public trust, and was a man of sterling worth. For many years he was the genial Boniface of the European hotel, and in that capacity made many Platteville friends.

SOURCE: Platteville Journal (Platteville, WI), 25 Feb 1899; transcribed by MCK.
Leander G. Brawner
Source: Funeral Card; transcribed by Mary Dutcher

Date of Birth - September 4, 1892
January 30, 1983
Date and Hour of Services - February 2, 1983 10:30 am
Clergyman - Fr. Francis Schmidt
Vocalist - Mrs. Jeannette Klaas
Organist - Mrs. Jean Malone
Casket Bearers - Virgil Horner, Bob Klaas, Francis Brandt, Robert Maahs, Merlin Bertjens, Harvey Brandt
Place of Interment - St. Thomas Cemetery, Potosi, Wisconsin
Arrangements By - Mergen Funeral Home
Brihul, Mrs. John
Source: New Ulm Review (New Ulm, MN), August 24, 1892, page 6; Sub by RL

A Dubuque special says: Mrs. John Brihul, and old lady living near Lancaster, Wis., was killed by a ram which she attempted to drive from the garden. Both legs were broken and her body was badly bruised.
William Brittan
Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 10 (1909) Transcribed by: Heather A. Turner

1882: William Brittan, at Platteville, June 4th, aged about ninety-two years. He was born in Philadelphia, about 1790, of German parents, his father having been a soldier of the Revolution. He came to Platteville in 1838, and resided there, unmarried, forty-four years; he was the friend of everybody, and everybody was his friend.
Daniel Fitch Brown

Born at Ellsworth, Ohio, November 13, 1828. Came to Wisconsin in 1846. Died at Bloomington, January 3, 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

Judith, Lucia M. & Thomas P. Burnett

At his residence at the Hermitage, Grant County, November 5th, Thomas P. Burnett, aged 46 years and 2 months. Also, same day, Lucy M. Burnett, his wife, aged 29 years.

At the same place, on the 1st instant, Mrs. Judith Burnett, mother of Mr. Burnett, aged 73 years; all died of the prevailing bilious fever.

Thomas P. Burnett was born in Pittsylvania county, Virginia, on the 3d day of September, 1800. He emigrated with his father to Paris, Kentucky in early life, and studied in that place. In 1832, he came to Wisconsin, then Michigan Territory, in which he has since resided.

Lucia M. Burnett was born in Trumball county, Ohio, on the 17th day of March, 1817, and came to this Territory with her father in 1836.

They were married at Prairie du Chien, December 29, 1836. They have left two children to mourn an irreparable loss; a daughter who will be six years old on the 25th of December next, and a son who will be two years old on the 6th day of February next.

The deceased were affectionately and dearly beloved by each other in life, and were not separated in death.

They were buried in the same grave; where they will remain till the morning of the Resurrection, when we trust they will come forth to a glorious immortality, of which they both had pleasing hopes.

Source: Wisconsin Democrat (Madison, Wis.) Saturday, 21 Nov. 1846; transcribed by FoFG mz


George Warren Chapman was born at Brownville, Mo., July 29, 1834, and died Feb. 21, 1899. He came to Platteville during the summer of 1849 and commenced his apprenticeship in the cabinet business with David B. Hendershot. Working a year or more with him he continued his trade with Wm. Grindell and brother. After staying a few years with this firm the deceased went back to Missouri where he was united in marriage to Miss Sue W. Fadey [?] Mar. 30, 1858. Returning to Platteville in 1863 he made it his home until the time of his death. His first wife departed this life May [?] 1873. The deceased was again united in marriage to Miss Alice Smith, of this city, July 4th, 1876.

He leaves to mourn his loss a true wife and eight children, namely Henry Flint, of Dodgeville, Wis., who was born in Missouri; Adolph [W]ade, in the south, Alonzo, of Chicago; Mrs. Cora Edge, of Platteville; Chas C. who is now Chas. Roberts, of Lancaster; Harry E., Maude and Clay W., by his present wife, all of this city, and two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Susan Foland and Mrs. Wm. Howard, Messrs William Chapman and Willis Chapman. The deceased was an honored and one of the oldest members of [?] Engine Co., of the Platteville Fire Dept., which turned out in a body at the funeral.

The funeral was held at the P.M. Church, Revs. Blenkinsopp and Luce officiating and the remains were laid to rest in the new cemetery.


Card of Thanks.

We desire to thank the friends for their kindness, and especially the Platteville Fire Department and W. [?] C. for their care and assistance during the sickness and death of husband and father.


SOURCE: Platteville Journal (Platteville, WI), 25 Feb 1899; transcribed by MCK.
Peter Chapman
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 483; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1881 - Peter Chapman died in Cassville June 9th, in his eighty-first year. He was born in Hartford, Conn., Aug. 31st, 1800, and came to the lead mines in the spring of 1829. He built the first log cabin at Dubuque, and served faithfully during the Black Hawk War.
Benjamin Wm. Coates
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 467; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1880 - Hon. Benjamin Wm. Coates died in Boscobel, Aug. 26th, in his sixty-first year. He was born at New Harmony, Ind., Sept. 8th, 1819, and settled in Grant County, Wis., 1837. He was a member of the assembly in 1869, and 1875, and U. S. collector from 1870 to 1873. He was a leader of the bolting Republicans who supported Hon. Angus Cameron for U. S. senator in 1875.
John P. Cull
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Dane County, Wis.) 24 Jan. 2013; Submitted by Jim H.

BLOOMINGTON - John P. Cull, age 62, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital, Guttenberg, Iowa.

He was born July 18, 1950, in Prairie du Chien, the son of Kenneth and Marie (Mergen) Cull. John graduated Bloomington High School in 1968. It was in that year that he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and eventually was stationed in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Upon returning home, he attended Southwest Technical College in Fennimore and graduated with a mechanical degree. John enjoyed being a truck driver. He was employed for over twenty years at Ag Trucking in Dubuque, and most recently for Bausch Trucking, Glen Haven. He was an active member of both St. Mary's Catholic Church and the American Legion Post No. 148 in Bloomington. John will be remembered as a loving father, devoted brother, loyal friend and someone who could always make people laugh.

Surviving is his daughter, Annie M. Cull; a sister, MaryAnn (Phil) Ryan; a brother, Mick Cull; his fiancee, Rita Raisbeck and her daughter, Tiffany; many nieces and nephews and his former wife, Julie Metcalf Cull. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, James; and a brother, Dennis.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bloomington, with Father John Meinholz officiating. Burial with military honors will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the church and on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services. The Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington is serving the family.
John Curtis

The body of John Curtis of Austin Minn. was brought here Friday for burial. The funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, the burial being made in Whig Cemetry [sic]. Mr. Curtis formely [sic] lived in Platteville.

He leaves a wife and two small children[,] his mother[,] and four sisters, Mrs. James Burkholder, Mrs. Jonas Bell, Mrs. Sherman Rice and Mrs. John Palmer.

Source: Grant County News, 8 April 1903; transcribed by MCK.

Elizabeth Daggs
Source: Revealer (Bloomington, Wis.) Tuesday, 25 Sept. 1894; submitted by FoFG (mz)

Died at Fennimore, Sept. 12. Mrs. Elizabeth Daggs, one of the early residents of this county and mother-in-law of H. E. Roethe, of the Fennimore Times Review.
W. E. Dailey
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Dane Co. Wis.) 1 Apr. 1887 - Sub. by Marla Zwakman

W. E. Dailey, of Hazel Green, Grant county, died at his home, March 17, at the age of 81. He was an old settler and a soldier in the Black Hawk war.
Roger Todd Davis
Source: The Idaho Spokesman-Review 3 May 2000 - Transcribed by Mary Dutcher

Service for Roger Todd Davis, 74, was held Monday at Kimball Funeral Home in Pullman. Burial followed at the Pullman Cemetery.

Mr. Davis, who was born in Baltimore, died Thursday.

He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

In 1948 he married Beulah Hill. They divorced in 1975.

Mr. Davis received a doctorate in psychology in 1953 from the University of Wisconsin.

He worked as acting chair professor at the University of South Dakota from 1950 to 1970. He was a visiting professor at the University of Texas from 1955 to 1956 and as the visiting associate professor at the University of Oregon from 1962 to 1964.
Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Margaret; two sons, Michael Davis of Portland and David Davis of Sioux Falls, S.D.; two daughters, Sara DeLaFuente of Vancouver, Wash., and Marjory Davis of Platteville, Wis.; five stepchildren, Patsy McEnany and Carol Jones, both of Vashon, Wash., Arthur Fluharty of Auburn, Wash., Walter Fluharty of Everett and Allan Fluharty of Chicago; and 14 grandchildren.
Margaret Day

Mrs. Margaret Day of Hazel Green, who was committed to the Mendota asylum two weeks ago, is dead. Officers have found $4,105 (?) which she had concealed in a chicken coop before leaving home.

Source: The Milwaukee Journal, 23 Dec 1897; transcribed by Mary Dutcher

Rebecca Dodge

At Fonticulus, Grant county, on the 21st ult., of a chronic complaint, Mrs. Rebecca, daughter of Charles and Roccena Ashley, late of Pennsylvania, and consort of J. E. Dodge, Esq., aged 32 years. The loss of this highly esteemed and virtuous woman is attended with that sincerity of regret which alone attends true worth. Her life was adorned with the Christian virtues which so elevate the character of woman and engage the affections of all.

Source: Wisconsin Enquirer (Madison, Wis.) Saturday, 27 Mar. 1841; transcribed by FoFG mz

W. E. Dudley
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wis.) Friday, 1 Apr. 1887; transcribed by FoFG mz

W. E. Dudley, of Hazel Green, Grant county, died at his home, March 17, at the age of 81. He was an old settler and a soldier in the Black Hawk war.
Robert Dugdale
Source: The Milwaukee Journal 31 Dec 1956 - Transcribed by Mary Dutcher

Robert Dugdale, Ex-Publisher, Dies

Journal Special Correspondence

Platteville, Wis.--Robert I. Dugdale, 88, a retired weekly newspaper editor and publisher who helped to start the state mining college here, died Sunday after a long illness.

He published the Grant County News here until his retirement in 1952 after 63 years as a newspaperman. He started his career at the age of 18 as an apprentice printer with the Grant County Witness.

After he helped establish what is now Platteville Institute of Technology, he became its first regent. He also served for 12 years on the board of regents for the state normal schools (now colleges).

Mr. Dugdale was a member of the Platteville board of education for 18 years and was prominent in Grant county educational affairs. In 1953, an addition to Platteville high school was named in his honor.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Karrmann funeral home here.
Mrs. William Dutcher

On Friday morning Mrs. Wm. Dutcher, the wife of Hon. Wm. Dutcher, one of the oldest lawyers in Wisconsin, died very suddenly from paralysis. Mr. Dutcher is a member of the firm of Brooks & Dutcher, of Boscobel.

Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI) 9 Oct 1885; transcribed by Mary Dutcher

Mary Duve
Source: Funeral Card; submitted by Mary Dutcher

Date of Birth - February 28, 1929
Date of Death - December 24, 1985
Age 56
Services From - St. Clement Catholic Church, December 27, 1985, 10:30am
Clergy - Fr. John Urban
Interment - St. Clement Cemetery
Casketbearers - Larry Kartman, Richard McMahon, Paul Rector, Harry Wiedenbeck, Wayne Martin, Bill Heinzelman
Harmon H. Earl
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate, 29 Jan 1903 - Sub. by Jan Stypula

Fennimore - Harmon H. Earl, aged 65, a bachelor.
Elba Eastman
Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel 28 Dec 1960 - Transcribed by Mary Dutcher

Platteville's 'Uncle Elby' Dead at 90

PLATTEVILLE, Wis., Dec 27 (Special) "Uncle Elby" of cartoon fame is dead.

Elba Eastman, 90-year-old retired Platteville lumber dealer, was the model for the Uncle Elby character in the nationally-syndicated cartoon, "Napoleon and Uncle Elby," created and drawn by his nephew, Clifford McBride, until his death several years ago. The cartoon concerned a man and his dog.

Services for Mr. Eastman, who died here Monday, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Thomas Funeral Home.

Before his retirement, Mr. Eastman operated lumber yards at Platteville, Lancaster, Cassville, and Montfort.
John Rupert Eberlein
Source: Funeral Card; submitted by Mary Dutcher

Born Mar 13, 1958
Died June 20, 1962
Haudenshield Funeral Homes
Roger W. Edwards
Source: Funeral Card; submitted by Mary Dutcher

Born: November 4, 1936
At Rest: August 18, 1988

Allen Franklin
Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel, 18 Jul 1961

Muscoda, Wis., July 17 (Special) Allen Franklin, 55, a pioneer radio broadcaster, died of cancer Sunday at his home here.

Mr. Franklin was the first to describe the New Orleans Mardi Gras on radio, first to broadcast ship to shore, and first to broadcast the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race.

He began his career with WFBR in Baltimore in 1928. His last job was with WLS in Chicago last year before he was taken ill.

At his request, his body will be taken to Madison for use by the University of Wisconsin Medical School.
Jacob Fure, Louisa Wunderlin

Mt. Zion--It has been a good while since this place has been heard from, we have been so busy for the last few weeks attending to the wants of la grippe. Nearly every family has been afflicted with it, some so badly as to require a physician's skill. We hope its course is nearly run.

Mr. J. Fure, who has been very sick all fall and winter, has improved so as to be able to walk out.

Mrs. J. Fure is visiting on Big Platte, being called there by the sickness of her mother, grandma Wonderlin, who is very sick with the grip. Her brother, Mr. J Wonderlin, is also sick.

Source: Platteville Grant County Witness (Platteville, WI) 14 Feb 1894; transcribed by Mary Dutcher

Mrs. J. Fure has returned home. She also has had to part with her mother, she being called to that home on high. How many reminders we have of the uncertainty of life."

Source: Platteville Grant County Witness (Platteville, WI) 23 Feb 1894; transcribed by Mary Dutcher

Eugenia Mary (DeWitt) Garthwaite
Source: Unknown Newspaper, c. Oct. 23, 2005, Submitted By Janet Struss

Eugenia (DeWitt) Garthwaite, 86, Fennimore, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster. She was born Sept. 14, 1919, in Platteville, the daughter of Oscar and Agnes (Bussan) DeWitt. After graduating from Platteville Teachers College, she began a teaching career at Soldiers Grove. On May 25, 1942, she married Chester Garthwaite, who was serving in the army. They later lived in Mineral Point where Chester was teaching. In 1948, they moved to Mt. Hope to the Garthwaite family farm where they remained until 1980. After another few years in Mineral Point, where Chester taught Farm Trainer classes for SWTC, they retired to Fennimore, residing in the Rowdon/Garthwaite family home. Eugenia is survived by her sister, Mary Frost, Miami, Fla, nine children, David (Shirley) Garthwaite, Manitowoc; Paul Zeke (Karen) Garthwaite, Blanchardville; Janet (James) Struss, Fennimore; Susan Garthwaite, Evanston, Ill; Betty (Rick) Wilinski, Milwaukee; Margaret Clark, Janesville; Carol (Eugene) Harris, Bagley; Judy (Scott) Tessmer, Sleepy Eye, MN; Nancy (Brenten) Posten, Prairie du Chien; l9 grandchildren: Theresa (John) Shuck, Brian (Lynn), Mark (Jenn), Philip, Kevin, Scott (Angela), Jeff (Nicole), Jody (Jason Moen), and Chelsea Garthwaite, Jennifer (Andy) Hillmann, Jeremy (fiancée Carrie Hefti), Jaime Struss, Gregory Wilinski, Justin (Rebecca) Clark, April (Chad) Mcllwee, Seth, Chase Tessmer, Audrey, and Derek Posten; two step-grandchildren Marla and Jeremy Norton: seven great- grandchildren David and Kristy Shack, Gina, Emily Maggie, Dillon Garthwaite and Noah Moen: two step-great grandchildren Ryan and Scott Henneboehle. She was preceded in death by her parents: her husband Chester in 1999; five brothers, William, Alfred, Charles, James, and Joseph DeWitt; and a grandson Craig Harris.

A funeral mass will be held Thursday, Oct. 27, at 11 a.m.. at St.. Mary's Catholic Church in Fennimore with Father George Horath officiating. Burial will be in Hermitage Cemetery at Mt. Hope. A visitation will be at the Larson Family Funeral Home in Fennimore from 4 8p.m. on Wednesday, Oct 26, with a rosary at 8 p.m.
Chester A. Garthwaite
Source: Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA) - March 11, 1999; Submitted by Janet Struss

FENNIMORE, Wis. - Chester Allan Garthwaite, 79, of Fennimore, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999, at Grant Regional Health Center, Lancaster. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Hope United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Hermitage Cemetery, Mount Hope, with military honors. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Larson Funeral Home, Fennimore, and also after 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Mr. Garthwaite was an ag teacher in Granton and Mineral Point school districts. He was a farmer in the Mount Hope area for 31 years. He became a farm training instructor for Southwest Wisconsin Technical College in 1979, until he retired in 1986. He was born on July 25, 1919, in Mount Hope, son of Harry and Mabel (Rowdon) Garthwaite. He married Eugenia DeWitt on May 25, 1942, in Platteville. After his retirement they moved to Fennimore to their family home where he resided until his death. He was a veteran of World War II. He was a West Grant school board member for 23 years, and a cardinal 4-H leader for many years. During his retirement years, he wrote his family history in a book entitled "They Are in My Genes" and collaborated on a book entitled "Threshing Days". Surviving are his wife, Eugenia (DeWitt) Garthwaite, of Fennimore; two sons, David (Shirley) Garthwaite, of Francis Creek, and Paul (Karen) Garthwaite, of Blanchardville; seven daughters, Janet (Jim) Struss, of Fennimore, Dr. Susan Garthwaite, of Evanston, Ill., Betty (Rick) Wilinski, of Milwaukee, Margaret Clark, of Janesville, Carol (Gene) Harris, of Bagley, Judy (Scott) Tessmer, of Sleepy Eye, Minn., and Nancy (Brenten) Posten, of Prairie du Chien; 19 grandchildren, Theresa (John) Shuck, Brian, Mark (Jenn), Philip, and Kevin Garthwaite, Scott (Angie), Jeff (Sheila), Jody, and Chelsea Garthwaite, Jennifer, Jeremy, and Jaime Struss, Gregory Wilinski, Justin Clark, April Harris, Seth and Chase Tessmer, and Audrey and Derek Posten; three great-grandchildren, David and Kristy Shuck, and Emily Garthwaite; a sister, Ivanelle (Tom) Manning, of Shawnee Mission, Kan.; and two nephews, Tom (Susan) and David (Reta) Manning. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a grandchild, Craig Harris, on Oct. 20, 1993.
Judith (Bowmer) Gilham (Mrs. J. R.)

Born in Missouri in 1821. Came to Wisconsin in 1827. Died at Georgetown, August 23, 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

George Henry Goodridge

To the Editor of The Tribune
Sir: George Henry Goodridge died suddenly on July 5 at the home of his sister, Mrs. H. S. Bailey, in Platteville, Wis. He was born in Massena, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., and came of New England stock, being, on his mother's side, a descendant of Geourge Soule, of the Mayflower party. His earliest paternal ancestor in this country was William Goodridge, who settled in Watertown, Mass., in 1836. The family were closely identified with early colonial history, several members rendering important service to the country both in the War of the Revolution and that of 1812.

Mr. Goodridge was connected for many years with business interests in this city and was a communicant of the Church of the Heavenly Rest until his removal to Wisconsin. Of fine social qualities, his engaging manner and kindness of heart, as well as his fidelity in business obligations, greatly endeared him to a large circle of friends. He was the last of four brothers. Three sisters survive him, Mrs. Mary Robinson and Mrs. Franklin Atwood of Massena, N.Y., and Mrs. H. S. Bailey, of Platteville, Wis. Dr. E. A. Goodridge, of Flushing, and Mayor J. C. Robinson, of this city, are his nephews.

SUBSCRIBER, New York, July 14, 1897

Source: New York Tribune, 15 July 1897; transcribed by MD

Edward H. Gratiot
Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 10 (1909) Transcribed by: Heather A. Turner

1882: On the 17th of December, also passed away Col. Edward H. Gratiot, at Platteville. St. Louis was the place of his nativity, having been born there June 19th, 1817. In 1825, he came with his parents to Galena, then but little more than a mining camp, where his sister, Mrs. E. B. Washburne was born, said to have been the first white child born in the settlement. He attended Jacksonville College, of which Lyman Beecher, the father of Henry Ward Beecher, was then president. Locating in Dubuque in 1835, he continued to reside there till 1840, when he removed to Gratiot's Grove. He served as county treasurer for four years; and, in 1863, entered the volunteer service, and was brevetted lieutenant-colonel for faithful and meritorious conduct. For several years, and at length with success, he urged the heating process of wheat for grinding. He was quiet, modest, unostentatious, and his private and business life were above reproach.
Judith M. Gray

TAYLOR - Judith M. "Judy" Gray, 65, of Taylor, formerly of Mauston, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006, at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.

Memorial services were at noon Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006, at Torgerson's Funeral Home in Black River Falls. Visitation preceded the service at the funeral home.

She was born April 27, 1941, in Muscoda to Matt H. and Phyllis (Yunek) Rice. She lived in Mauston before moving to Taylor. She worked as a cook.

Surviving are five sons, Timothy (Sally) Waterman and Roger Hale, all of Taylor, Kevin (Barbie) Hale and Scott (Sherry) Hale, all of Neillsville, and Brian Hale, Illinois; three daughters, Denise (Randy) Becker, Marion, Terri Hale, Sparta, and Tammy Mohr, Mauston; two sisters, JoAnn (Warren) Bottlemy, Owen, and Jean Heuvelman, Illinois; 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Wednesday, 9 Aug. 2006, page 2A; Lorraine Markee Collection; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Myrtle Grimm
Source: Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, Iowa) Wednesday, June 11, 1980; submitted by Alice Horner

Dubuque--Mrs. Myrtle Grimm, 89. Of 263 Hill Street, died Tuesday evening, June 10, 1980 at St. Joseph's Unit, Mercy Health Center. Her husband, Lawrence died in 1954. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Metcalf-Kuenster Funeral Home in Cassville, Wisconsin, where friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be in Cassville Cemetery Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. L. E. (Phyllis) Lightle of Dubuque, Mrs. William (June) Wheeler, Kenosha, Wisconsin, and Mrs. Shirley Roe of Delevan, Wis., and 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Transcriber's Note: She is buried in the Cassville Cemetery in Grant County, Wisconsin.
Thomas H. "Tom" Grimm

MUSCODA - Thomas H. "Tom" Grimm, age 85, of Muscoda, died Sunday, July 6, 2014, at the Richland Hospital. He was born on Aug. 20, 1928, in Castle Rock Township, the son of Clarence and Anna (Prochaska) Grimm. Tom married Mary Gies on Oct. 2, 1954, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Richland Center. Tom was a dairy farmer who prided himself on his cows and his love for his family. He worked as a custodian for Riverdale Schools for twenty years. Tom was known for his smile and stories.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Grimm of Muscoda; five children, Margie Billings of Muscoda, Patti (Bob) Ambrose of Oconomowoc, John (friend, Patty Dewey) of Milwaukee, Jerry (friend, Lori Daily) Grimm of Highland, and Martha (Rich) Bertrang of Middleton; 12 grandchildren, Dr. Stacey Scott, Lori Scott, Aundrea (Mike Stangler) Billings, Nathan (Jen) Ambrose, Sara (Jeremy) Newman, Kelly (friend, Andrew Mischock) Ambrose, Nora (Roger) Bird, Elizabeth (Kevin) Fee, Stanley Grimm, Michael (Jill) Grimm, Todd (friend, Martina) Grimm, and Jordan Wood; eight great-grandchildren, Amelia, Madeline, Cameron, Adam, Travis, Loren, Cameron, and Jasmine; a brother, Dell (Audrey) Grimm of Wyocena, Wis.; sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Grimm, Katy Grimm; brothers and sisters-in-laws, Bill (Kay) Gies, Don (Mary) Gies, Rosie (Bob) Fritz, and Tom (Donna) Gies; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Robert (Hedy), Fritz (Pat), Cliff, and Bill Grimm; two sisters, Kay Ludwig Sawyer and Winnifred (Lee) Walker; son-in-law, Bill Billings.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at 11 a.m. at ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC CHURCH in Muscoda with Father Peter Auer officiating. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the McGuire-Longmeier VFW Post 9440 held at St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at ST. JOHN'S CATHOLIC GYM in Muscoda and also on Saturday in the gym from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the family or River Way Communities of Hope. On line condolences can be made at:

Source: Wisconsin State Journal 9 Jul 2014; transcribed by JAH

Sylvester Storrs Grinnell

[Class of 1878]
SYLVESTER STORRS GRINNELL, born in Mt. Gilead, O., Jan. 12, 1850. His preparatory education was obtained at Farmers' Institute, Ind., and at Maryville, Tenn.; graduated at Maryville college, 1874; Oberlin Theological Seminary, 1878; ordained Rochester, Vt., Jan. 14, 1879.

Preached Rochester, Vt., 1878-80; student Andover Theological Seminary, 1880-81; preached Green River, Wyo., 1881; Des Moines, Iowa, 1882-84; Rockford, 1884-87; Lancaster, Wis., 1887-90; River Falls, Wis., 1890-94; Alpena, Mich., 1894-96; without charge, Pasadena, Cal., 1896 to the time of his death. He was married Jan 13, 1887, to Corrinna Amira Phelps of Rockford, who survives him. Died at Pasadena, Cal., Dec. 12, 1897.

Source: Necrology Oberlin College For The Year 1897-8. Transcribed by: Helen Coughlin

Henry Guck
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, January 10, 1901

Lancaster, Wis., Jan. 8. - Henry Guck, an elderly German farmer, died suddenly.
George M. Guernsey

The death is announced of Professor George M. Guernsey, of Platteville. He was a graduate of Amherst, came to Wisconsin in 1858, and was, successively, a professor in Milton college, principal of the Platteville schools, first professor of mathematics in the state normal school at Platteville, and finally superintendent of schools for Grant county. He was widely known throughout the western tier of Wisconsin counties as a man of broad education and warm and genial impulses. He leave [sic] a widow and two daughters.

Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Milwaukee, WI) 9 October 1885; transcribed by Mary Dutcher

John Hardcastle
Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel 20 Oct 1929; transcribed by Mary Dutcher

Platteville Cleric Writes Directions For Own Funeral

Platteville, Wis., Oct 19--(AP)--The Rev. John Hardcastle, well-known throughout Wisconsin as pastor of Primitive Methodist churches, wrote his own obituary before his death Oct. 6, it has been learned here.

It was a brief four-paragraph document, with space left for the date of death. Appended was the following request:

"Make my burial as plain as possible. The less expense the better I like it. No flowers. Give what you can to the poor, no show, no fuss, short service and plain.


Name: Margaret Hargrafen
Birth: 1847
Death: 1848
Buried: St. Dominic Cemetery at Mound

Contributed by Frank Copple from Sister Lois Hoh at the Sinsinawa Mounds Center.
Name: Bernard Hargrave
Death: 1848
Buried: St. Dominic Cemetery at Mound

Contributed by Frank Copple from Sister Lois Hoh at the Sinsinawa Mounds Center.
John D. Harp
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Oct. 1 1886 - Sub. by a Friend of Free Genealogy

Lancaster, Wis., Sept. 23. - John D. Harp died yesterday at his home in Cassville. He had been a resident of Cassville for nearly half a century.
Joseph Harris

Born in Cornwall, England, March 8, 1825. Came to Wisconsin about 1844. Died at Cuba City, October 8, 1904.

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

U. E. Harrison

Aged Citizen Gone.
U. E. Harrison, a well-known Minneapolis citizen, died yesterday morning at the residence of his son, John P. Harrison, formerly general agent of the Chicago Great Western road. The deceased was also the father of Judge W. H. Harrison, of Aitkin, Miss., and had reached the age of eighty-five years. The funeral will take place from his son's residence today at 2 o'clock. The remains will be sent to Platteville, Wis., for interment.

Source: The Saint Paul Globe, 20 Oct 1899; transcribed by MD

Sylvester Hendershot


The original "Wild Man from Borneo" died at Platteville, Wisconsin recently, aged 82. For twenty years Sylvester Hendershot had delightfully terrified many thousands of children visiting the circus as, with his hair down to his shoulders, wrapped in rags, gnawing a bone, and with occasional roarings, he crouched in his cage amid the other freaks.

Passing years, however, made him homesick, and he returned to his home town, where he finally died in the poorhouse after the police had forcibly removed him from the dilapidated cabin in which he was living. The walls of his hut were decorated with posters displaying his earlier triumphs.

Source: The Canberra Times (Australia), 12 April 1929

"Ves" Hendershot

"The Wild Man of Borneo"--the circus freak whose name was a catch-word all over the world some years ago--is dead. He died in abject poverty, protesting bitterly against the action of Poor Law authorities who insisted upon cutting off his tangled growth of hair and beard. Forgotten by his friends, the "Wild Man" lived alone in a little shack in Platteville, Wisconsin, where he was known as "Ves" Hendershot. When the officials found him he was still wearing his "wild man" accoutrements, though it is nearly 20 years ago since he made his last appearance in a circus. The hut was squalid, and the last of his "Borneo" earning had vanished. In front of him was an old circus poster which recorded his former triumphs. In 1875 Hendershot was the Beau Brummel of Platteville. He was good-looking, and was reported to have money. Suddnely be began to let his flaxen hair grow, and started practising rolling his eyes and glaring ferociously. People thought he had taken leave of his senses. But there was method in his apparent madness. One day Ringling's Circus came to town. Hendershot went to see the proprietor. "Who are you?" asked Ringling. "I'm the wild man from Borneo," growled Hendershot. "So you are," agreed the other. "You're hired." For twenty years Hendershot stayed with the circus. Clad in rags, and gnawing a bone, he was the central attraction for huge crowds who gathered round his cage and listened to him growling and roaring. The "Wild Man" had imitators. Many Rockhamptonites will remember one at "Robbery Park," where the A.C.B. building stands now, in that memorable carnival of 1912 when those who went to the show had almost to swim out.

Source: Rockhampton Morning Bulletin (Australia), 15 March 1929

Charles W. Hill
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Thursday, 3 Aug. 1899) transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Washington, D.C., July 31. - Charles W. Hill, a clerk in the pension office, who came here from Platteville ten years ago, was stricken with apoplexy while leaving the pension office and died within a few minutes. Mr. Hill was 65 years of age and served in the Twenty-first Wisconsin regiment during the Civil war. He resided for many years in Grant county, and was county clerk for six years. He was a member of the G. A. R. post and Masonic order of Platteville.
William Hird

Wm. Robson went to Benton last week to attend the funeral of his friend Wm. Hird.

Source: Platteville Journal (Platteville, WI), 25 Feb 1899; transcribed by MD

Guerdon C. "Bussie" Heins

Guerdon C. "Bussie" Heins, 72, Belmont, died Wednesday, Jan 5, 1994, in Memorial Hospital of Iowa County in Dodgeville. He was born on Dec. 23, 1921, in rural Belmont, the son of Charles and Gertrude Bellmeyer Heins. He was married to the former Loretta Loring on Feb. 11, 1947. They farmed North of Belmont from 1951 until retiring in 1992. He was a member of the Belmont Peace Lutheran Church.

Surviving are his wife, Loretta, Belmont; six children; Verna (Tom) Pilling, and Chris (Ken) Schaaf, both of Mineral Point, Charlie Heins, Belmont, Randy (Jennifer) Heins, and Janet (Scot) Sanders, both of Platteville, and Perry Heins, Rice Lake; two step-daughters, Donna Price, Dubuque, and Patricia (Art) Nefzger, Earlville, Ia.; eight grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; 26 step-great-grandchildren; two sisters: Helen (Melvin) Ingersoll, Platteville and Nina (Henry) Schweitzer, Mineral Point; and two brothers: George (Gladys) Heins and Ervin Heins, both of Belmont.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Verna Heins.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 at the Belmont Peace Lutheran Church with the Rev. Julie Krahn officiating. Burial was in the Belmont Cemetery. The Bonin-Bendorf Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Source: Platteville Journal (Platteville, WI) ~1994; transcribed by Mary Dutcher

Charles W. Hill

Washington, D.C., July 31.--Charles W. Hill, a clerk in the pension office, who came here from Platteville ten years ago, was stricken with apoplexy while leaving the pension office and died within a few minutes. Mr. Hill was 65 years of age and served in the Twenty-first Wisconsin regiment during the Civil war. He resided for many years in Grant county, and was county clerk for six years. He was a member of the G.A.R. post and Masonic order of Platteville.

Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate 3 Aug 1899; transcribed by Mary Dutcher

Wilford P. Hill
Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune 10 Nov 1979; transcribed by Mary Dutcher

Wildford P. Hill, 81, 5600 Beachway Drive, Saratosa, died Thursday at a local nursing home.

Born in Dousman, Wis. he has been coming to Sarasota since 1965 from Platteville, Wis. He was a retired science teacher and athletic coach in Platteville; a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Platteville, Wis.; he attended St. Boniface Episcopal Church in Sarasota; a member of the American Legion; a Mason, a Kiwanian; a member of The Men of St. Boniface; a director of the Grant County Historical Society; Beta Pi Epsilon and a member of the State Athletic Rules Committee of Wis.

He leave his wife Jessie G. Hill; a son, Dr. David D. Hill of St. Petersburg; a sister Elizabeth Hill Sleep of Waukesha, Wis. and two grandsons.

Funeral services and burial will be held Wednesday in Platteville, Wis. Lew Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Saint Boniface Episcopal Church Building Fund.
Anna Elizabeth Honer
Source: Richland Observer, 15 Dec 1949 - Submitted By James A. "Jim" Honer

Anna Elizabeth Honer, daughter of Casper and Theresa (Bloing) Gies, Sr., was born in the Township of Muscoda, Grant County, WI, May 16, 1869, and passed away at the Richland Hospital on Thursday, December 1, 1949, after a long illness at the age of 80 years. (Mrs. Honer was the sixth of seven children. She married John F. Honer May 24, 1892 in Muscoda and they became the parents of six children; Mrs. Gertrude (Albert) Zeller, Fred (Ardella), Otto (Catherine), Carl (Josephine), Clement (Elizabeth) and Lawrence (Dorothy) all of whom survive. She was predeceased by her father July 14, 1900, her mother June 15, 1904 and her husband on May 13, 1917. The funeral was held at St. John's Catholic Church, Muscoda, WI, with burial in St. John's Catholic Cemetery.
John Frederic Honer
Source: "Grant County Progressive", Muscoda, WI - 18 May 1917 - Submitted By James A. "Jim" Honer

Mr John Frederic Honer passed away at St. Mary's Hospital, Madison, Wis., on May 13, 1917. He was born Sept. 22, 1861, in Lower Town, Muscoda, Wis. , the son of Mathias and Catherine Maria (Michel) Honer. He was married May 24, 1892 to Miss Anna Gies. To this union six children were born. One daughter, Mrs. Gertrude (Albert) Zeller, and five sons, Otto, Carl, Frederick (Ardella), Clement and Lawrence. He was a member of St. Leo's Catholic Order of Foresters.

Mr. Honer spent all his life near the place where he was born. He at all times, under all circumstances, walked in the well beaten path of righteousness, and when nearing the last of earth, he appeared to be fully impressed with the idea that at the end of time, eternity began, and that the bright faith which sustained him during those trying hours of suffering would only grow brighter as he journeyed toward the Infinite, and the final gloom of death dispelled by the radiance of God's love.

Could all live the just and upright life that John Honer lived, and died in his trusting faith, death could be no longer be called the King of Terrors, for he inspired no terror there.

He leaves to mourn his death, besides the six children, a devoted wife, an aged mother and four sisters. The sisters are: Mrs. Mary Effinger, Mrs. Kate Witherel, Mrs john Feaster and Mrs. Clara Kenyon. The sorrowing family have the sympathy of a host of friends in their grief.
The funeral services were held at the St. John's Catholic church Wednesday, Rev. Kaiser officiating. Interment in the Muscoda Catholic cemetery.
Henry T. Honer
Source: Wisconsin State Journal, 27 Aug 2000 - Submitted By Jim Honer

RICHLAND CENTER - Henry T. Honer, Age 80, of Muscoda, died on Wednesday, August 23, 2000, at the Richland Hospital in Richland Center. Henry was born on November 20, 1919, in Richland County, to Joseph and Helen (Reidel) Honer. Henry spent his early years in Richland County. At the age of 16, he joined the CCC's in Vernon county. Shortly after, Henry met Marie Jorges and they were married on February 23, 1940, in Angola, Iowa. Henry was employed at Pierick and Schwingle Hardware Store in Muscoda. Later he purchased a firm (farm?) in Highland. Henry and Marie were regular customers of the Senior Citizens Meal at St. John's Catholic Church in Muscoda. Henry is survived by his wife, Marie; two sons , Morris Henry (Lois) Honer of Madison, and Martin (Pat) of Highland; four grandchildren, Penny (Roger) Bohringer of Boscobel, Jennifer (Jeff) Biba of Castle Rock, Wendy (Allen Stelpflug) Honer of Stitzer, and Abigail (Mike) Mathews of Muscoda; great grandchildren who were the light of his life, Joelle Bohringer, Michael and Morgan Biba, and Katelyn and Brian Mathews; a brother, Francis Honer of Eagle River; a sister, Anne (Arnold) Duhr of Sextonville; a special nephew, John (Mary) Honer of Cazenovia; four nieces; and many cousins and friends. Henry was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Edith Marie Honer; and a sister-in-law Madelyn Honer. Funeral services will be held Monday, August 28, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. at the Pratt Memorial Chapel in Richland Center. Roy Headings will officiate with burial in the Basswood Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday, August 27,2000 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Pratt Memorial Chapel and on Monday from 8:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m.
Marie (Jorges) Honer
Source: Wisconsin State Journal, 21 Jun 2001 - Submitted By Jim Honer

MUSCODA - Marie Honer, age 81, of Muscoda, died on Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at the Richland Hospital. Marie was born June 10, 1920, in Richland County, to Henry and Marie (Endicott) Jorges. Marie married Henry Honer on February 23, 1940, in Angola, Iowa. Marie and Henry farmed near Highland until 1970, when they retired to Muscoda. Marie is survived by two sons, Morris (Lois) of Madison, and Martin (Pat) of Highland; four grandchildren, Penny (Roger) Bohringer of Boscobel, Jennifer (Jeff) Biba of Castle Rock, Wendy (Al) Stelpflug Honer of Stitzer, and Abigail (Mike) Mathews of Muscoda; five great-grandchildren, Katelyn and Brian Mathews, Michael and Morgan Biba and Joelle Bohringer; a sister Katherine; a special nephew, John (Mary) Honer of Cazenovia; and many nephews, nieces and friends. Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Henry, on August 23, 2000; a daughter, Edith; her parents; two sisters;and two brothers. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 22, 2001, at the BASSWOOD CHURCH, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Duane Thomas officiating. Burial will be in the Basswood Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday, June 21, 2001, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Godager Funeral Home, Muscoda, and Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. at the church. Pratt Funeral Service is assisting the family.
Norma V. (Beatty) Honer
Source: Wisconsin State Journal, 27 Nov 2001 - Submitted By Jim Honer

MUSCODA - Norma V. (Beatty) Honer, age 84, died on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001 at Richland Hospital, after a long and hard struggle with emphysema. She was born in Horse Creek, Richland county, Wis., on June 130, 1917, the daughter of Dallas and Bessie (Hufseth) Beatty of Richland Center. On April 15, 1936, she married James F. Honer in Muscoda, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 25, 1977. Norma was a know athlete in her younger days, enjoying all sports and dancing. She was a talented quilt-maker and greatly enjoyed making quilts for family and friends. She loved living in her home in the country with all her loyal pet dogs, Missy and Pachie, and her pet cats, Sarah and Tommy. She enjoyed watching the birds outside her window and seeing the deer and other wildlife. her family has treasured memories of playing euchre with her, a card game that she loved to play. It was all in good fun and her legacy will live on in the future family card games. Norma also enjoyed going to the casinos in the area and plying video poker, which was one of the last joys in her life and was still able to do.

She will be greatly missed by all her friends and family, but is at peace now from all her suffering.

She is survived by her three children, Luanne (Del) Mittlesteadt of Waunakee, Linda (Bob) Delaney of Lake Mills and Wayne (Linda) Honer of Verona; two grandchildren, Rob and Dawn Delaney Hutchins of Lake Mills; four great-grandchildren, Morgan Joe, Erin and Emily; a brother bob Beatty; Two sisters-in-law, Gladys and Deila Honer; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her son, Jimmy, on Nov. 8, 1959; and by three brothers, Wayne, Dallas and Dale Beatty.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 200, at St. John the Baptist Catholic church, Muscoda. Father Roger Taylor will officiate, with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the church. Godager Funeral Home, Muscoda, is assisting the family with arrangements. "We love you so much, you will never be forgotten."

Howell, Maynard W.

Services Held for First of Mine Victims

Funeral services for eight miners killed in a lead mine cave-in near Shullsburg Tuesday started in southwest Wisconsin communities today.

Funeral services for Maynard W. Howell, 38, Platteville, will be held at 10 a. m. Friday at the home of his mother, Mrs. Mary BonDurant, Platteville. The Rev. F. X. Gray will officiate, and burial will be in Calvary cemetery. The body is at the Riter-Haudenshield funeral home.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. BonDurant; four brothers, Leonard and Joseph, Platteville; Frank, with the, armed forces,,and Leo, Lewistown, Mont., and five sisters, Mrs. Jamas Byrnes, Potosi; Mrs. Lester VanNatta, Mrs. Herman Knabel, Mrs. William Hartz, and Jenny Howell, Platteville.

Source: Madison Wisconsin State Journal February 11, 1943; transcribed by MD

Wm. Hull
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 488; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1881 - Hon Wm. Hull died at La Crosse, Sept. 15th, about sixty-seven years of age. He was born near Baton Rouge, La, in 814, served as a second lieutenant in the Florida War. His brother lost his life in a duel with a cousin, when Wm. Hull deliberately killed the latter, and fled to the lead mine region, in now Grant County. This was in1838. He practiced his profession of law in Grant County, and subsequently at La Crosse. He was elected to the assembly in 1854, 1855 and 1856-in which latter year, he was chosen speaker. He was among those who accepted a douceur for his vote and influence in behalf of the La Crosse Railroad grant, which proved his political downfall. He was erratic and impractical, and in the latter part of his life he drowned his sorrows in drink.
Christopher Macabus Jackson

Born at Greenville, Ky., January 27, 1816. Came to Wisconsin in 1836. Died at Potosi, March 7, 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

Martha A. Jackson
Source: Grant County News (Canyon City, OR) - Saturday, 4 Dec. 1880; submitted by Jim Dezotell

In Potosi, Wis., Nov. 6, 1880, Mrs. Martha A. Jackson, wife of C. M. Jackson.

Death has again visited our community and taken form the scenes and associations of this life, one of its most esteemed and useful members--Mrs. Martha A. Jackson.

Martha A. as born in Pike, on of the Mississippi counties of northern Missouri, Oct. 3, 1831. She was the eldest of a family of four sons and five daughters of F. H. and Mary Ann Bonham. In the year 1840 the family came to Wis. and settled in a locality called Hurricane, in the town of Lancaster, Grant county, eight years before this became one of the states of the American Union. The family has since become widely separately, the father at 74 and the mother at 68 years of age, still living in the town of Lancaster, one sister in the town of Potosi, one in Iowa, and one sister and three brothers in far away Oregon. One brother and one sister have gone before her to the eternal home. She was married to Mr. Jackson in 1846 and they settled on a farm he still owns five miles north of this place. She was the mother of eleven children, two sons and nine daughters, two of whom, a son and a daughter, she has followed to the grave. Three daughters are married and are residents of the town; and the other children are members of the home circle. In 1869 her religious feelings became quickened and she made a public profession of faith in Jesus Christ, and joined the Free Baptist church in that neighborhood. Upon coming to reside in the village of Potosi she at once identified herself with the cause here by becoming an important helper among Christian people; and desiring, after a time, a truer and more consistent avowal of her discipleship, she presented herself to the Congregational church and was received into its fellowship Feb. 17, 1880. During the past year she continued to fail in health, and the best medical skill was set at naught by the ravages of an apparently incurable disease. Not many days since she became worse and sank rapidly, expiring last Saturday afternoon, November 6, 1880. - Lancaster Herald.
Joe Janan

LOST THROUGH THE ICE--Last Thursday morning a German named Joe Janan, formerly of Potosi, who was in the employ of Mr. O. C. Hathaway, of Muscolonge, was sent to Guttenburg in charge of a span of horses and box sled. He arrived safely and began to "fill up his keg" freely, in consequence of which he lost his way in recrossing the river, and, nearly opposite the residence of Governor Dewey, at Cassville he and the horses entered an air hole in the ice, went down, and were seen no more. On Friday morning the box of the sled and blankets were discovered frozen to the ice, but no traces of the man and horses. The horses which were lost were very valuable and prized highly by Mr. Hathaway.--Herald

Source: Grant County Witness (Platteville, WI), 21 Jan 1875

Name: George Washington Jarrett
Event: Burial
Year: 1846
Location: Sinsinawa
Parents: John / Emilie

Contributed by Frank Copple from Sister Lois Hoh at the Sinsinawa Mounds Center.
H. L. Jenckes

Galena, Ill., Nov. 21. - Dr. H. L. Jenckes, county physician of Jo Daviess county, was found dead in his room early Monday morning. He had died of heart failure. Dr. Jenckes was born at Hazel Green, Wis., in 1852. He was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and the Northwestern Medical college of Chicago.

Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (23 Nov. 1899) transcribed by FoFG MZ
Johnson, H.W.

H.W. Johnson, of Lancaster, was found dead in bed last Sunday momring at the home of his son, W.A. Johnson.

Source: Grant County News, 27 Nov 1901; transcribed by MCK
Jones, Nelson L.

Services Held for First of Mine Victims

Funeral services for eight miners killed in a lead mine cave-in near Shullsburg Tuesday started in southwest Wisconsin communities today.

Funeral services for Nelson L. Jones, 20, Platteville, were to be held at 2 p. m. today at the Carmel Methodist church, Rewey. Burial was to be in the church cemetery. Jones is survived by his wife; a son, Harvey; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy L. Jones, Platteville; four sisters, Mrs. Alden Lewis, Rewey, and Coreen, Gay, and Linda, Platteville, and two brothers, Russell and Ronald, Platteville.

Source: Madison Wisconsin State Journal February 11, 1943; transcribed by MCK
Paul L. Karrmann
Source: The Milwaukee Journal 26 Dec 1969 - Transcribed by Mary Dutcher

Services for Paul L. Karrmann, sr., retired industrial arts teacher at South Milwaukee high school, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. John Catholic church, 800 Marquette av., South Milwaukee.

Karrmann, 66, of 704 Michigan av., South Milwaukee, died of a heart attack Wednesday. He was stricken while driving, but managed to stop the car safely. He was pronounced dead at St. Michael hospital.

He was born in Platteville and graduated from the old Platteville State Teachers college. During the late 1920s he taught in Florida and at Sun Prairie. In 1932 he joined the staff of the civilian conservation corps in Wisconsin, teaching and organizing industrial arts programs.

In 1942 he began teaching at South Milwaukee high school. He retired last June.

He was a member of the South Milwaukee Knights of Columbus and Lions club.

Survivors include his wife, Veronica; a son, Dr. Paul L., jr., Manitowoc; a daughter, Mrs. John (Pauline) Sporakowski, Stevens Point; a brother, Hayward, of Greendale, and two sisters, Mrs. Frank (Lucille) Coats and Miss Clara, both of Madison.

The body will be at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Holy Sepulcher cemetery.
Dennis Kearney
Source: The Weekly Wisconsin Patriot August 20, 1859 - Sub by a Friend of Free Genealogy

The Grant County Witness says that Dennis Kearney died in Lancaster a week or two since, from the effects of an internal contusion produced by the handle of a hay-fork, held in his own hands, which had been violently thrust against him by the kick of an ox.
Samuel B. Keene
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 453; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1880 - Samuel B. Keene died at Hurricane Grove, Grant Co., Feb. 10th, in his eighty-third year. Born in Homer, N.Y., June 11th, 1797, after residing ten years in Indiana, he settled in Grant County, Wis., in 1834. He was a worthy pioneer.
Elizabeth Kiel
Source: Milwaukee Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI) Monday, March 22, 1852; transcribed by FoFG mz

DIED. At her residence in Lancaster, on the 2nd instant, Mrs. Elizabeth Kiel, aged 47 years, wife of Job Kiel.
Job Kiel
Source: Milwaukee Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI) Monday, March 22, 1852; transcribed by FoFG mz

DIED. At Weavertown, Cal., about the 20th of January last, Mr. Job Kiel, aged about 51 years, formerly of Lancaster, Wis.
Herbert Klaas
Source: The Milwaukee Journal 15 Jan 1936 - Transcribed by Mary Dutcher

Another Boy Killed on Sled

Coasting Accident Near Platteville Raises Toll in State to Six

Platteville, Wis.--The sixth death resulting from coasting accidents in the state in the last week occurred Tuesday at Louisburg, 12 miles southwest of here, when Herbert Klaas, 5, died a half hour after his sled crashed into an automobile.

Herbert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Klaas, Louisburg, was coasting near his home when his sled struck an automobile driven by George Dalsing of Kieler. The rear wheel of the car passed over the boy's body.

Funeral services will be held at Louisburg Thursday.

Two boys were killed Monday at Beaver Dam when their sled struck a truck, and three boys on a sled were killed near Madison a week ago.
Mrs. Belle Klar
Source: Funeral Card; submitted by Mary Dutcher

Date of Birth - January 23, 1897
Date of Death - July 10, 1984
Services - Friday, July 13, 1984 10:00am; St. Mary's Catholic Church, Platteville, Wisconsin
Clergy - Fr. Gary Krahenbuhl
Organist - Mrs. Jeannette Klaas
Place of Interment - Prairie Cemetery, Fennimore, Wisconsin
Casket Bearers - Dave Hying, Charles Christensen, James Trentz, Karl Klar, Eugene Klar, Francis Lipska
Arrangements By - Bonin Funeral Home, Platteville, Wisconsin
Cyril J. Klar
Source: Funeral Card; submitted by Mary Dutcher

Date of Birth - January 28, 1901
Date of Death - February 21, 1983
Age - 82
Services - Thursday, February 24, 1983 11:00am; St. Mary Catholic Church
Officiant - Rev. Fr. Francis Schmidt
Music - St. Mary Singers
Interment - Calvary Cemetery
Casket Bearers - Daniel Reuter, Michael Klar, Mitchell Iverson, Brian Corell, Peter Klar, Patrick Klar
Arrangements By - Bonin Funeral Home
John D. Klar
Source: Funeral Card; submitted by Mary Dutcher

Thomas Funeral Home

Mrs. Wilma C. Klar
Source: Funeral Card; submitted by Mary Dutcher

Age 55
Bonin-Soman Funeral Home
Carl Kleinpell
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wis.) Friday, 21 Dec. 1888; transcribed by FoFG mz

LANCASTER, Wis., Dec. 20. - Carl Kleinpell, ex-postmaster and a leading merchant of Cassville, died yesterday of typhoid fever.
Mrs. Marilyn Klosterman
Source: Funeral Card; submitted by Mary Dutcher

Born - July 6, 1927
Died - May 3, 1975
Services - May 14, 1975 10:00am
Held At - St. Mary's Catholic Church
Burial - Hillside Cemetery
Mergen Funeral Home

John F. Kopp
Source: The Milwaukee Journal 1 Jul 1957 - Transcribed by Mary Dutcher

John Kopp's Rites Slated
Was Army Major

Services for John F. Kopp, 54, of 3774 S. 27th st., a retired army major, will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the veterans' administration chapel here. Burial will be in the VA cemetery.

Maj. Kopp died Saturday at the veterans' hospital. Before he retired in 1950, he had 33 years of active service. He enlisted when he was 14. Maj. Kopp received his commission in World War II and was in charge of several prisoner of war camps in this country before serving as a prison officer in Europe.

Maj. Kopp, a native of Platteville, Wis., attended the Wisconsin Institute of Technology there, formerly known as the Wisconsin School of Mines. After enlisting in the army, he was stationed at Camp Williams, now Volk field, in Juneau county.

Survivors are his wife, Maryon; two sons, David M., Platteville, and Michael G., Milwaukee; a daughter, Mrs. Joyce Brehian, Platteville; his father, Wilbur, Platteville; three brothers, Robert and William, both of Platteville, and Edward, Joliet, Ill., and a sister, Mrs. Phillip Vittoria, Freeport, Ill.
Bernhardt Kronshage
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Friday, 23 Oct. 1885) transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Bernhardt Kronshage, formerly of Boscobel, suicided at Leavenworth, Kans., Saturday morning, melancholia being the cause.
Mrs. E. M. Leggett
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wis.) Friday, 1 Apr. 1887; transcribed by FoFG mz

Mrs. E. M. Leggett died at her home in the city of Mineral Point last Saturday, March 19. Mrs. Leggett was 80 years old last January.
Freda Linden
Source: Funeral Card, submitted by Mary Dutcher

Born March 20, 1902
Died June 13, 1978
Age 76
Metcalfe-Kuenster Funeral Home
William Livingston

Born in the vale of Avoca, Ireland, August 5, 1821. Came to Wisconsin about 1865. Died at Livingston, February 15, 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

Ernest Louthain
Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel 23 Feb 1942 - Transcribed by Mary Dutcher

Platteville Burial For Ernest Louthain

Funeral Services for Ernest Grant Louthain, 52, of 2827 W. MicKinley blvd., will be held at Platteville, Wis., Monday. Mr. Louthain was born in Platteville but has lived in Milwaukee for the last 15 years. He was employed as a salesman for several film companies.

He is survived his wife Frieda; one daughter, Mrs. Paul Wiegel, Milwaukee; two sisters, Mrs. Cyrus Dailey, Platteville, and Mrs. Charles Gahart, Kenosha; five brothers, Ben, Milwaukee; Everett, Henry, John and Edward, Platteville; and one grandchild.
John Love
Source: Benton Advocate (Benton, Lafayette County, Wis.) Thursday, 3 Mar. 1904; submitted by FoFG (mz)

John Love, aged 68 years, residing near Hazel Green, died Friday, after a week's illness with pneumonia and was buried at Leadmine Monday, the funeral service being conducting by Rev. Bennett of the Benton M. E. Church. Mr. Lowe years ago resided at Leadmine but moved to Jefferson where he resided until recently. He was well known to a large number in this vicinity. He leaves a large family who have the sympathy of the community.
Robert Lumpkins

Robert Lumpkins of Bloomington, Grant county, died recently at the age of one hundred and two years. He was a veteran of the war of 1812.

Source: Milwaukee Journal of Commerce (WI) Wednesday, 29 Jan. 1879; transcribed by FoFG mz

Henrietta K. Mann

Death of Mrs. H. K. Mann, Wife of an Old-Time Editor

Mrs. Henrietta K. Mann died at 11 a.m. yesterday at the residence of her son-in-law, J. B. Tarbox, of pneumonia, after an illness of five days. She returned from a year's sojourn in Europe five weeks ago. Mrs. Mann had reached a ripe age--she would have been seventy years old Jan. 6 had she lived till then. She was one of the best known of the early settlers in St. Paul, having come here in 1849 from Platteville, Wis. She was then the wife of James M. Goodhue, the editor and proprietor of the Pioneer, now the "Pioneer Press." She was a woman of great energy, and exceptionally lovely in character, and was of material assistance to Mr. Goodhue in his newspaper work until his death, in 1852. She was one of the six American women in St. Paul in early times, and lived among the Indians and traders without the benefit of society for many years. She has been a resident of this city continuously, except for a year passed in Europe. From 1850 to August, 1852, she and Mr. Goodhue lived in a frame house at the corner of Third and St. Peter streets, where she boarded the workmen on the Pioneer. Third street was not then cut through from Cedar to where the Merchants hotel now stands. The territory to Seven corners was filled with stumps of trees, and cow paths were the principal throughfares in the place of streets, as at present. A short time after the death of Mr. Goodhue, in 1852, she sold the Pioneer to J. R. Brown, and removed to West St. Paul, where she lived two years. In 1854 she was married to Dr. T. T. Mann, who died a year ago last September. Mrs. Mann leaves a son, James K. Goodhue, and a daughter, Mrs. J. B. Tarbox.

The funeral will occur at 2:30 this afternoon from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J. B. Tarbox, 137 College avenue. The services will be conducted by Bishop Gilbert.

Source: St. Paul Daily Globe, 24 Dec 1891; transcribed by MD

John Manning

Dan Manning went to Chicago and brought his brother, who is quite sick, home with him.

Source: Platteville Grant County Witness (Platteville, WI) 7 Feb 1894; transcribed by Mary Dutcher

John Manning died at the residence of his brother, Dan Manning, in this city, on Tuesday last, of consumption, of which he had been a sufferer for some time. He was taken sick in Chicago about a month ago when his brother went and brought him home with him and tenderly cared for him until he died. The funeral took place from the Catholic church on Friday.

Source: Platteville Grant County Witness (Platteville, WI) 21 Feb 1894; transcribed by Mary Dutcher

Leo J. Markus
Source: Funeral Card, submitted by Mary Dutcher

Date of Birth - October 6, 1893
Date of Death - June 29, 1984
Age 90 Years
Services From - St. Thomas Catholic Church, Potosi, Wis.
July 2, 1984, 11:00am
Clergyman - Fr. Bernard Kurz
Interment - St. Thomas Cemetery
Lillian V. McCormick
Source: Spokane Daily Chronicle 20 Sep 1976 - Transcribed by Mary Dutcher

POST FALLS, Idaho--The funeral of Lillian V. McCormick, 89, who died Friday after a long illness, was planned at 3 today from the English Funeral Chapel here, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery.

Mrs. McCormick was born Oct. 2, 1886, at Platteville, Wis., and came to Coeur d'Alene in 1905. She and her late husband, Ferrell McCormick, owned and operated the Post Falls Greenhouse until 1944. Her husband, who died in 1952, had been a charter member of the Spokane Flower Growers Association, a florists' cooperative wholesale house.

Mrs. McCormick was a past noble grand a 50-year member of Carnation Rebekah Lodge No. 95 and a member of Royal Neighbors, the Idaho Flying Farmers and the Post Falls Grandmothers Club.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Mary Hughs, Post Falls; Mrs. Helen Diamond and Mrs. Louise Collins, both in Arizona, and Mrs. Leona Fallen, Cathedral City, Calif.; nine grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Joseph O. McReynolds

Died March 21st, 1903, Joseph O. McReynolds aged 80 years. Deceased leaves a wife and five children to mourn his loss.

Had he lived until the 18th of this coming July, he and his wife would have spent 45 years together of which union were born nine children, 2 dying in infancy and one nine years old and Mrs. May Sandeman who died eight years ago. The living are Walter E of Blandon, Iowa; William T. and Jesse G. who live on the McReynolds farm near Arthur, and Arthur V. who is in Kennewick, Washington, and Mrs. Ethel Simmers, who lives five miles north of Platteville.

Deceased came with his parents from near Greenville Illinois to this state in early days. He was only a small boy and they settled on the place known now as the McReynolds farm where deceased lived until three years ago last October when with his wife and daughter Ethel he moved to Platteville at which place he resided until his death. The remains were intered [sic] in the family grave yard on the old homestead. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Wm. Watters.

Source: Grant County News, 15 April 1903; transcribed by MCK.

Mary Mills

Died: At Brook Grove, Platteville, Mary Mills, aged a little over 8 years.

Source: Weekly Wisconsin Patriot (Madison, WI) 12 Jan 1861; transcribed by Mary Dutcher

Jonathan B. Moore
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (15 Feb. 1889) transcribed by FoFG MZ

BOSCOBEL, Feb. 12. - Gen. Jonathan B. Moore, of Muscoda, a prominent resident of this section, died on the 9th, and was at his own request buried at Lancaster. He was wealthy. During late years his health has been gradually failing. He built the Wisconsin river bridge at Muscoda, and within a year owned it. He has held many offices of honor and trust. He had been a member of the assembly, sheriff of his (Grant) county and was colonel of the Thirty-third Wisconsin infantry during the late rebellion.
W. H. Moore
Source: Wisconsin State Journal April 13, 1888 - Sub. by a Friend of Free Genealogy

W. H. Moore died here Sunday. He was the American Express agent running between Lancaster and Milwaukee, and was once a wealthy jeweler in Dubuque, Iowa. He had for many years been in the employ of the express company.
Roman C. Muras

Roman C. Muras
Born May 17, 1916
Died April 13, 1976
Max A. Sass & Sons Funeral Home

Source: funeral card; transcribed by Mary Dutcher

Anna Neid
Source: Funeral Card, submitted by Mary Dutcher

Died August 24, 1953
Joseph Neid
Source: Funeral Card, submitted by Mary Dutcher

Born May 7, 1873
Died September 21, 1963
Father of Catherine Klar, Stella Timmerman, Imilda [Imelda] Eberlein [these three daughters have a complicated relationship--email Mary if you want to know more]
Eckstein's Funeral Home

Chester Otto Newlun
Source: The Times-News 1 May 1971 - Transcribed by Mary Dutcher

Dr. Chester Otto Newlun, 83, of 180 Crestview Dr., died Monday morning in a Henderson County hospital.

Dr. Newlun retired in 1958 as president of Wisconsin State College, Platteville. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Wisconsin and his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1928.

In 1929 Dr. Newlun went to the University of Oklahoma as associate professor of education and director of teacher training. He held the position as president of a state teachers college at Alva, Okla., for three years before going to then Platteville State Teachers College in Wisconsin as president in 1942.

Funeral arrangements, which are incomplete, will be announced by Jackson Funeral Home.
Newman, Davis R.

LANCASTER--With the death at a nursing home here Wednesday of Davis R. Newman, 84, the city lost the last of her old time livery stable keepers. Newman's barn, opposite the Methodist church and less than a 100 feet from the city hall in the down-town business section, has been a landmark for many years here.

Newman owned it for 34 years, operating it as a livery stable as long as there was any business in that line. He fixed the old office up as a living quarters, and with a half dozen horses, a shepard dog, a bevy of cats and a stray chicken or two, it was the center of his universe. The only time he ever left it, until he suffered a paralytic stroke a month ago, was when a friend called in his truck and took him to the barber shop. The barn still contains old fashion cutters, bob sleds, and harness.

He declined all offers to sell from those who wished to beautify the city just as he declined to sell his ancient horses to a fox farm buyer. The horses he regarded as members of his family, and went freely into their stalls sure that they would not be harmed.

When caring for the horses at the barn became too much of a problem for one of his advanced years, he rented a farm at the edge of town out of his meager means and engaged a farmer to work it on the shares solely to provide them with feed.

Funeral services will be held Friday at the Hoskins' funeral home, the Rev. Charles Hawtrey of the Episcopal church officiating. Burial will be at Hillside. Newman is survived by his former wife, a daughter, and three sons, two of whom are in the service.

Source: Madison Wisconsin State Journal February 11, 1943; transcribed by MCK
Captain T. C. Overton

Captain T. C. Overton, a prominent military figure of Platteville, Wis., died at the age of 88 years.

Source: Mower County Transcript, 29 Aug 1894; transcribed by MD

Thos. W. Parr
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wis.) Friday, 8 Nov. 1889; transcribed by FoFG mz

Thos. W. Parr, formerly editor of the Dodgeville Sun, but for several years engaged in the drug business at Barron, died at that place on the 28th ult., from Bright's disease. The remains were taken to Boscobel for burial, the ceremonies being conducted under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity. Mr. Parr graduated from the state university in 1881 as a bachelor of metallurgical engineering. Several years ago he was wedded to Miss Lillian Coates, of Boscobel, who was his classmate in the university. She survives him.
Laura Patch

Died: At Patch Grove, Laura, wife of Elijah Patch, aged 54 years.

Source: Weekly Wisconsin Patriot (Madison, WI) 12 Jan 1861; transcribed by Mary Dutcher

James Paul

Born near Aberdeen, Scotland, March, 1823. Came to Wisconsin in 1840. Died at Patch Grove, February 10, 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

W. H. Peck

W. H. Peck, of Platteville, Wis., died in Madison. He had been prominent in Wisconsin educational circles for many years.

Source: The Rock Island Argus, 8 Dec 1891; transcribed by MD

Penhallegan, Daughter of William

A daughter of William Penhallegan of Platteville, died of diphtheria. A number of cases have been reported at that place and business has suffered in consequence.

Source: New Ulm Review (New Ulm, MN) Jan. 11, 1893, page 2

Bessie Pinney

A Young Lady's Terrible Death
[Exclusively to The Patriot by Associated Press over Our Own Wires.]

Madison, Wis., June 2.--Miss Bessie Pinney, only child of Supreme Court Justice-elect Pinney, was instantly killed last evening by jumping from a carriage attached to a runaway team. Two other ladies, Miss Evans of Platteville, and Miss Baxter, of Lancaster, who were also in the carriage, jumped. Miss Evans is quite seriously injured, but Miss Baxter escaped injury. Miss Pinney was a student of the State university and twenty years old. Miss Pinney was a graduate of Lake Forest (Ill.) seminary. She lost her parents in the Chicago fire and afterwards was adopted by Judge Pinney. She was on her way to attend a party when the accident occurred.

Source: Patriot (Harrisburg, PA) 3 Jun 1891; transcribed by Mary Dutcher

Donald J. Poller

Donald J. Poller, 71, of rural Platteville, died Friday, Apr. 29, 1994, at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison. He was born on Aug. 23, 1922, in Linden Township, Iowa County, the son of William and Minnie Feathers Poller. He was married to the former Alyce Stoner on June 22, 1944, in Mineral Point.

He farmed south of Platteville and operated Poller's Auction Services there for 31 years. He was also well known for shearing sheep. He was a member of the Lutheran Church of Peace in Platteville. He is survived by his wife, Alyce, of rural Platteville; four children, John (Nancy) Poller of Belmont, Mary (Ron) Vinger of Green Bay, Philip Poller of Platteville, Rebecca (Tom) Foth of Trumbull, CT; seven grandchildren, one great-granddaughter; and two sisters, Mildred Staskal of Boscobel; and Helen Brugger of Platteville.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Peter, in infancy; a son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Vernice (Stagman) Poller in 1977; and a brother, Guerdon Poller.

Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Lutheran Church of Peace in Platteville. Burial of his remains will be at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Donald J. Poller Memorial Fund. The Bendorf Funeral Home, Platteville, was in charge of arrangements.

Source: Platteville Journal (Platteville, WI) 3 May 1994; transcribed by Mary Dutcher

Mrs. Florence A. Reiger
Source: Funeral Card, submitted by Mary Dutcher

Born Nov 24, 1930
Died Nov 4, 1963
Haudenshield Funeral Homes
Riter, Frank

PLATTEVILLE--Frank Farr Riter, 76, died at his Platteville home Wednesday after a brief illness. He was born in Platteville township, Grant county. Mr. Riter farmed near Belmont for 25 years and retired in 1903 to follow the carpenter's trade in Platteville.

Survivors are his wife; one son, Harley, Belmont; one granddaughter, Shirley Anne; two sisters, Mrs. Loura Boom, Belmont, and Mrs. Etta Daugherty, Chicago, and three brothers, Charles, Sr., Belmont; Joseph, Cuba City, and John, Platteville.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m, Friday at the Thomas funeral home, the Rev. Arlie Krussell officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood mausoleum.

Source: Madison Wisconsin State Journal February 11, 1943; transcibed by MCK
Jacob Rockefeller

LANCASTER, April 12. - Jacob Rockefeller died at his home in Cassville yesterday. He was an old resident of prominence and character though somewhat eccentric. He was justice of the peace for many years in Beetown and some years ago was admitted to the bar as an attorney. He was father-in-law of Hon. D. B. Stevens, of Cassville, and of W. Bartow, of Lancaster.

Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wis.) Friday, 15 Apr. 1887; transcribed by FoFG mz
Rooney, William Francis "Buck"

Services Held for First of Mine Victims

Funeral services for eight miners killed in a lead mine cave-in near Shullsburg Tuesday started in southwest Wisconsin communities today.

Among the first to be buried was William Francis "Buck" Rooney, 47, Shullsburg, who was one of the first two trapped in the mine. Rooney was born in Lead Mine and was a farmer until he went to the Mulcahy mine when it opened a year ago. He was a member of the American Legion, and served overseas with a field artillery unit.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Richardson, Benton, and Mrs. Reuben Richardson, Galena, Ill., and a brother, Emmett, Lead Mine.

Funeral services, were held today at-the home of his sister in Benton and at St. Patrick's church, Benton, the Rev. Fr. McQuaid officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Source: Madison Wisconsin State Journal February 11, 1943; transcribed by MD

Lydia H. Roundtree
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 484; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1881 - Mrs. Lydia H. Roundtree, wife of Gen. John H. Roundtree, died at Platteville, June 16th, at the age of sixty-three years. She was a most estimable Christian lady.
J.P. Rountree

A Wisconsin Pioneer Dead.

Madison, Wis., June 28.--Maj. J. P. Rountree, one of the pioneers of Wisconsin, founder of Platteville, Wis., and very prominent in the early days, died at his home in Platteville this morning, aged 85 years.

Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) 29 Jun 1890; also St. Paul Daily Globe, 29 June 1890; transcribed by MD

Scanlan, Rose M.

Parents: Charles and Luella (Haas) Scanlan
Birth: May 14, 1944 (Fennimore)
Death: Friday, December 19, 2014 (Fitchburg)
Burial: January 3, 2015 (St. Mary Catholic Church, Fennimore)

Source: Adapted from full obituary in the Wisconsin State Journal 21 Dec 2014; submitted by JAH.

Kenneth H. Schlising
Source: St. Petersburg Times 21 Jun 2004 - Transcribed by Mary Dutcher

SCHLISING, KENNETH H., 82, of Indian Rocks Beach, died Thursday (June 17, 2004) at Bay Pines VA Medical Center. Born in Platteville, Wis., he came here in 1967 from Waukesha, Wis., where he was a mechanical engineer for Amron Corp. Locally, he was the former owner of Anchor Court Motel in Indian Rocks Beach. He was a navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Church of the Isles in Indian Rocks Beach. He was a Mason. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Corinne; two granddaughters, Karen McDonald, Waukesha, and Katherine Protasiewicz, Wauwatosa, Wis.; and three great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
Lothar Schluenz
Source: Platteville Journal (Platteville, Grant County, Wis.) Thursday, 18 Sept. 1969; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

POTOSI - Lothar Schluenz Sr., 70, of Potosi died Friday at the Cuba City Medical Center.

Services were held at the Novitzke Funeral Home, Park Falls, burial will be in the Union Cemetery, Butternut. Surviving are his widow, Ruth, and nine children. He was the present operator of the Hi-Way Cafe, Potosi.
Dave Schreiner

Body of Hero Dave Schreiner Is Brought Home to Lancaster

Lancaster, Wis.--Flags on the post office and courthouse flew at half-staff here Wednesday in honor of Dave Schreiner, all-American end at the University of Wisconsin who died a marine hero's death in World War II. The flag draped coffin arrived on a train at 10 a.m. and services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Congregational church, followed by burial in the Schreiner family lot in Hillside cemetery.

Schreiner, who was born Mar. 5, 1920, starred on the University of Wisconsin football team of 1942. He turned down a chance to become an athletic director in the armed forces to enlist in the marines. He trained at Quantico, Va., and was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1943. He went overseas in January, 1944, and was killed in service with the 6th marines in Okinawa June 21, 1945.

Four members of the 1942 Wisconsin team were among the pall bearers. They were Mark Hoskins, now a Lancaster attorney; Paul Hirsbrunner and Leonard Seelinger, Madison, and Robert Hanzlik, Wisconsin Rapids. Athletic Director Harry Stuhldreher and other university officials attended.

Schreiner's survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Schreiner, Lancaster, and a sister, Mrs. Hal G. Johnson, St. Louis, Mo.

Source: The Milwaukee Journal, 14 Apr 1949; transcribed by Mary Dutcher

Johanna Seebeck

Mrs. Johanna Seebeck, wife of Henry Seebeck, died on June 24, 1898, at Lancaster. She was born Feb. 27, 1839, at Midtlaum [?], Hannover, married her husband in 1863 and left the old country in 1866.

She had 8 children, 4 sons and 4 daughters, four of whom are dead.

She was buried last Sunday afternoon. Funeral services were held in the Evang. Luth. church by Rev. E. O. Giesel.

A husband and four sons mourn her loss.

Source: Grant County News, 29 June 1898; transcribed by MCK.


Henry Spiek, living near Plateville, lost a child by black diphtheria.

Source: New Ulm Review (New Ulm, MN) September 28, 1892, page 2

Squires, Perry

Perry Squires, of Lima, brother of Joel C., died on Tuesday, the 23d.

Source: Grant County Democrat, 25 Mar 1886. Transcribed by MCK.
Stephen, John

Services Held for First of Mine Victims

Funeral services for eight miners killed in a lead mine cave-in near Shullsburg Tuesday started in southwest Wisconsin communities today.

Funeral services for John Stephen, 47, Benton, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Benton Methodist church, the Rev. Mr. White officiating. Burial will be in Hazel Green cemetery. Survivors include his wife; two brothers, and three sisters.

Source: Madison Wisconsin State Journal February 11, 1943; transcribed by MD

Michael Stephens
Source: The Mountain Democrat, Placerville California (July 2, 1881) - Submitted by Shauna Williams

Deaths - At Plattville, Wisconsin, June 20, 1881, Michael Stephens, a native of Cornwall, England, aged 81(?) years. Deceased was the father of John C. Stephens and twin brother to the father of Thomas R. Stephens of this city. Mr. Stephens was referred to in the local papers of Platteville in terms of highest praise. he died on the 65(?)th anniversary of his wedding, his wife having died five years ago. Until a few days before his death he had been remarkably hale and hearty, retaining his faculties with unusual tenacity(?), being able to read the finest print without the aid of glasses. His remains were followed to the Old Cemetery of Platteville by an immense concourse of sorrowing friends.
Frank Edward Studnicka
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (11 Nov. 2012) submitted by Jim Honer

BLUE RIVER - Frank Edward Studnicka went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. He was 79 years old.

Frank was born on July 18, 1933, in the hills south of Blue River, Wis., in a log cabin, the second son of Carl and Emma (Kviz) Studnicka. He was a Korean War veteran, having served in the United States Navy with the 7th Fleet in the Pacific. He graduated from Blue River High School in 1951 and after military service earned a bachelor's degree from the University at Platteville. He earned his master's degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Post-master's studies were done at the University of Oklahoma at Norman and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Frank received the Lord Jesus as his Savior on July 11, 1958, and for most of his life worshipped with the saints at the Beetown Gospel Hall. In 1959, he was married to Belva M. Schwingel of Blue River.

Frank taught at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville until his retirement in 1994. He served on numerous university committees and retired as a Professor of Geography and Chair of the Geography/Geology Department. Frank appreciated the outdoors and nature, particularly the hill country of southwestern Wisconsin, a region he much admired. He was a fan of the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers. An avid reader, his library contained well over one hundred books on American Military History with most of them concentrating on the Civil War.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents and his only sibling, his brother Charles. Frank is survived by his wife, Belva of Lancaster; two sons, Seth (Abby) of Chillicothe, Ill., and Philip (Barbara) of Plain, Wis.; a daughter, Ann of Madison; his sister-in-law, Francis of Rantoul, Ill.; five grandchildren, Travis, Nicholas and Allisa of Plain, and Eve and Nadia of Chillicothe, Ill.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at the BLUE RIVER COMMUNITY BUILDING, 201 Clinton St., Blue River, WI 53518. Burial will be in the Blue River Valley Cemetery with military rites. Friends may call at the BLUE RIVER COMMUNITY BUILDING on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.. The Godager Pratt Funeral Home of Muscoda is serving the Studnicka family.
W. J. Sutherland
Source: The Milwaukee Journal 10 Dec 1915 - Transcribed by Mary Dutcher


Falls from Chair in Office and Expires, Was Graduate of U. W. and an Author.


Platteville, Wis., Dec. 10.--W. J. Sutherland, 50, president of Platteville normal school, fell dead in the school office Thursday night. The janitor found him lying on the floor by his chair about 7 p.m. A physician was summoned and immediately examined the body, and pronounced death due to heart disease. He had suffered from severe headaches of late. It is probable no further investigation will be made. Funeral arrangements had not been made this noon.

His widow and three children survive. His son, Robert, teacher at Prairie du Chien, was sent for immediately. The other children are Ned, 10, and a daughter, 12.

Mr. Sutherland was born on a farm near Cherry, Ill. He graduated at the Illinois state normal in 1892, and from the University of Wisconsin, as Ph.D., 1902 and M.A., 1909. He was principal at Yorkville, Ill. and superintendent at Oregon, Ill., and Charleston, Ill. He taught geography and geology at Macomb, Ill. six years and then became principal of a training school in St. Paul. He became principal of the normal here in 1909.

The same year he published The Teaching of Geography, which was adopted in six states as a text. He published many technical papers, of which his Vocational Aspect of Regional Geography, republished in The Literary Digest, won wide recognition.
William Swait

Died: In Potosi, on Tuesday the 27th ult., William, son of John and Alice Swait, aged 4 years and six months.

Peace to little Willie. Not soon will his bright eyes and intelligent remarkets be forgotten. But he died happy--before his young spirit took its flight, he said the angels were singing around his bed.

Source: Milwaukee Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI) 11 Sep 1850; transcribed by Mary Dutcher

Judith Tessmer
Source: Unknown Newspaper/c. September 16 2009; Submitted by Janet Struss

Judith "Judy" Norine (Garthwaite) Tessmer, 50, passed away peacefully at her home in Sleepy Eye, MN on September 16 2009 following a courageous battle with breast cancer.

Visitation will be at Sturm Funeral Home, Friday, Sept. 25 from 4 - 8 p.m. with a parish prayer service at 7 p.m., and will continue on Saturday from 8 - 9 a.m. Services will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. The Clergy will be Fr. Andy Michels. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye, MN.

Judy was born in Boscobel, WI on October 17, 1958 to Chester A and Eugenia M (Dewitt) Garthwaite. She grew up on the family dairy farm in Mt. Hope Township. She graduated from West Grant High School in 1976 and attended UW-Platteville prior to completing her Retail Sales degree at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College in Fennimore WI. Judy met her future husband, Scott Tessmer, when they were both employed with Anthony's Clothing store in Prairie du Chein, WI. Scott and Judy were married on May 20, 1983 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA. The couples employment with Anthony's took them to Iowa and eventually back to Scott's hometown of Sleepy Eye, MN. Judy was employed for more than 20 years at the Volunteers of America (VOA) Sleepy Eye Care Center. Judy was known for her beautiful smile, wonderful sense of humor, and amazing musical talent. She sang at numerous weddings and events and enjoyed fun evenings of karaoke. As a member of her dart league, Judy brought home many trophies. Her time with friends and family was something Judy cherished, and she hopes that we all will continue to celebrate life.

Judy is survived by her husband, Scott Tessmer and her two sons Seth and Chase Tessmer all of Sleepy Eye, MN; eight siblings David (Shirley) Garthwaite, Manitowoc WI; Paul "Zeke" (Karen) Garthwaite, Blanchardville WI; Janet (James) Struss, Fennimore WI; Dr. Susan Garthwaite, Evanston IL; Betty (Richard) Wilinski, Milwaukee WI; Margaret Clark Janesville WI; Carol (Eugene) Harris, Bagley WI; Nancy (Brenten) Posten, Prairie du Chein, WI; her mother-in-law Muriel Tessmer; brothers-in-law Larry (Jean) Tessmer; Kurt (Gayle Hillesheim) Tessmer; Lynn (Kathy) Tessmer all of Sleepy Eye; Stacy (Sandi) Tessmer, New Ulm; sister-in-law Kimberly (Scott McLean) Forst, Crivitz WI and numerous nieces and nephews. Judy was preceded in death by her parents Chester and Eugenia Garthwaite; father-in-law Lenus Tessmer; and nephew Craig Harris.
Stella F. Timmerman
Source: Funeral Card, submitted by Mary Dutcher

Born - May 4, 1902
Died - Dec 1, 1979
Haudenshield Funeral Home, East Dubuque, Illinois
Samuel Rowley Thrall
Source: Necrology - Andover Theological Seminary (1828-1865) transcribed by Kim Mohler


Samuel Rowley Thrall. (Non-graduate.)

Son of Chauncey Thrall, Esq., and Mary Chipman; born in West Rutland, Vt., January 16, 1811; prepared for college at West Rutland Academy; graduated at Middlebury College, 1835. After teaching in St. Lawrence Academy, Potsdam, N.Y., for one year, he studied in this Seminary, 1836-39, although compelled by ill health to leave before graduation. He was licensed by the Rutland (Vt.) Association in the summer of 1839, and preached at Perkinsville and Wells River, Vt., 1839-42; was ordained April 13, 1842, and continued as pastor at Wells River until 1847. He was acting pastor at Hubbardton, Vt., 1848-52; Cuttingsville, Vt., 1852-53; Weathersfield, Ill., 1854-55; Tremont, Ill., 1855-57; Bristol, Ill., 1857-59; Rockport and Summer Hill, Ill., 1859-65; La Harpe, Ill., 1865-69. In 1869 he removed to Galesburg, Ill., in order to educate his children at Knox College, and served as traveling agent of the American Bible Society until 1880. From 1887 he resided with his daughter at West Salem and Boscobel, Wis.

Rev. Joseph E. Roy, D.D., said of Mr. Thrall in the funeral sermon: "Of New England stock, from 1630 down, he was a manly man, a strong preacher, and a loving pastor. He had lived through this wondrous era in our country's history, his life nearly measuring the century, and he had had a hand in the molding of it. His record is on high. It was made on the earth; it was written upon human hearts; it was built into the character of individuals and of churches where he had labored in the gospel. His sermons were after the old New England style, and that was the style for his day--a style that built up New England character and made it a blessing to our age and to all our land. He loved his profession and he loved to honor it, and by it to honor his chief, the Saviour of the world."

He was married, October 12, 1842, to Miriam Hunt Bowman, of Perkinsville, Vt., daughter of Thaddeus Bowman, 3rd, of Lexington, Mass., and Anna Hunt, of Concord, Mass. She died November 22, 1886. Of eight children, four died early. The three sons became Congregational ministers: Rev. Joseph B. Thrall, of Albany, N.Y.; Rev. George S. Thrall, who died in 1886; Rev. William H. Thrall, home missionary superintendent for South Dakota; the daughter is the wife of Rev. E.W. Jenney (Class of 1873), formerly missionary in Turkey, now pastor in Boscobel, Wis.

Mr. Thrall died of old age and kidney disease, at Boscobel, Wis., February 27, 1894, aged eighty-three years.
Thomas H. Udelhofen
Source: Funeral Card, submitted by Mary Dutcher

Date of Birth - July 27, 1896
Date of Death - July 18, 1982
Date and Hour of Services - July 21, 1982, 10:30am
Held At - St. Mary's Church
Clergyman - Fr. Francis Schmidt
Vocalist - Mrs. Jeanette Klaas
Organist - Mrs. Jean Malone
Casket Bearers - Merlin Patzner, Tom Patzner, Terry Patzner, Leland Udelhofen, Jerry Udelhofen, William Udelhofen
Place of Interment - St. Andrew's Cemetery, Tennyson
Arrangements By - Mergen Funeral Home
Gertrude (Breuer) Voigt
Source: Bloomington Record Jan. 14, 1920; submitted by Maurene Richard Miller

Gertrude, daughter of Peter and Anna Hoffman Breuer, was born in Elsdorf, Germany, May 26, 1851. She came to this country in 1857.

In 1866 she was married to Peter Voigt, who preceded her to the Great Beyond December 11, 1915.

To them were born seven children, five preceding them to their final resting place. Mrs. Voigt passed away Tuesday morning, January 6, 1920, at the age of 68 years, 7 months and 11 days.

She leaves one sister, Mrs. Margaret Ackerman of Concordia, Kansas; two daughters, Mrs. E. S. Manning of La Crosse, and Miss Rose Voigt of Cassville; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild; Charles and Harold Teasdale of Chicago, and Mrs. John Kerrigan and daughter Alice of La Crosse. The funeral was held at the family home Friday afternoon, Rev. F. J. Smith officiating.
Peter Voigt
Source: Cassville Index Dec. 16, 1915; submitted by Maurene Richard Miller

Citizen Peter Voigt Dead.

Farewell, old soldier! Your commander never had a more faithful standard bearer than you. The flag was never dipped to the foe, while you held it; so such word as "surrender": In life you fought faithfully and well against wrong--your experience taught, but your day is over; you have fallen and are now at rest. Herewith the Index appends appropriate remarks b Pastor A. C. Jett who conducted the funeral service.

Peter Voigt was born in Prussia March 26, 1836 and died Dec. 11, 1915, aged 79 years, 9 months.

He emigrated to America with his widowed mother in 1846. In 1866 he was united in marriage to Miss Gertie Breuer. To this union was born four children.

Leaves to mourn a wife, and two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Manning and Rosa Voigt.

The daughter Clara, Mrs. A. B. Teasdale, and son Peter are deceased.

Also leaves a sister Mrs. G. Knchenberg of Winnipeg, Canada.

He was three years in the service of his country. Enlisted in Co. D, 33rd Wisconsin infantry, Aug. 1862, serving until the close of the war.

We lay to rest another of our country's veterans. May his service to the Union be an inspiration to the youth of today.

The funeral services were held in the home Monday afternoon, Dec. 13, conducted by the Methodist pastor A. C. Jett, after which the body was interred at Cassville Cemetery.
Von Glahn, John Frederick

PLATTEVILLE--Funeral services for John Frederick Von Glahn, 82, who died at his home in Platteville after a long illness, were held Thursday at the Concklin chapel. The Rev. H. W. Krull, pastor of the Peace Lutheran church, officiated. The body was placed in the mausoleum at Greenwood cemetery.

Mr. Von Glahn was born in Weddenwarden, province of Hanover, Germany. After serving three years in the German army, he came to this country at 24 and settled on a farm near Belmont. In 1901, he moved to Platteville, where until 10 years ago he worked at the carpenter's trade.

Survivors are his widow; one son, John, Belmont; a brother, August, Belmont; one sister, Mrs. Teresa Stender, at home and one grandson.

Source: Madison Wisconsin State Journal December 30, 1944; transcribed by MD

Lavin Wade
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Oct. 1 1886 - Sub. by a Friend of Free Genealogy

Dr. Lavin Wade, also an old settler of Grant county, died at British Hollow, Sunday.
Thomas Walker

Born in Fermanagh county, Ireland, December 22, 1822. Came to Wisconsin when a boy. Died at Patch Grove, March 18, 1905.

Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin (1906) Wisconsin Necrology, page 142; transcribed by FoFG mz

Joseph F. Walsh
The Milwaukee Journal 10 Feb 1972 - Transcribed by Mary Dutcher

Joseph F. Walsh, 85, an Irish immigrant who was given the presidency of the Catholic Knights Insurance Society after he stood up and made a critical speech about it, died Tuesday at Mercy Hospital, Dubuque, Iowa, of cancer.

The criticism that won him the $100 a month job came in 1941, when the society had a mere $10 million of life insurance outstanding. By the time Walsh retired last year and moved to Dubuque, the insurance total was more than 40 times higher and the Knights had opened a $4.5 million, 19 story office building and headquarters at 1100 W. Wells St.

He was born in Ireland and was brought to the U.S. as a child. By 1913, he had saved $300, enough to start a small store in Tennyson, which adjoins Potosi, Wis.

Store Still Open
The store is still operated by one of Walsh's sons. Other sons are in charge of stores he opened in Dubuque and Muscoda.

Walsh organized the Potosi Oil Co., was president of the Community Oil Co. and active in various farm co-ops in Wisconsin.

Walsh was active in the Progressive Party but in 1936 broke with Gov. Phil La Follette, charging that he had sold out to Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Democrats. Walsh ran for governor that year on the Union Party ticket, supporting Rep. William Lemke of North Dakota for president.

After that unsuccessful campaign, Walsh joined those Progressives who moved into the Republican Party and in 1950 ran for and lost the party's congressional nomination in the 3rd District.

In the early years, after taking the insurance society presidency, Walsh turned down salary raises on the ground that the company couldn't afford them. Later, as the society prospered, the $100 a month salary rose to $34,000 a year.

He was past grand knight of the Knights of Columbus, president emeritus of the National Flag Day Foundation and honorary lifetime member of the Farm Implement Dealers Association in Wisconsin.

He was a member of the Moose, Elks, Eagles, Catholic Order of Foresters, Catholic Family Life Insurance Society and the Archbishop's Interracial Council.

Land Bank Director
Walsh was also president of Bailey and Walsh Co., a director of the Federal Land Bank, president of the Milwaukee Business Association and president of Walsh-Kinney Motors, Platteville.

As president of the National Fraternal Flag Foundation, he was in charge of reconstruction of the rural school outside Fredonia, where Flag Day is said to have originated.

He is survived by his wife, Anna, Dubuque; six sons, Clifford of Dubuque, Robert of Cuba City, Parnell of Muscoda and Donald, Marvin and Walter, Potosi; and two daughters, Sister Patricia Ann of Manitowoc and Mrs. Ben Langmeier, Patch Grove.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Tennyson, with burial in the church cemetery. The body will be at the Metcalfe-Kuenster Funeral Home, Potosi, after 2 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.

Rosary vigils are scheduled for 8 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Thursday by the parish, at 9 p.m. Wednesday by the Knights of Columbus and at 8 p.m. Thursday by the Catholic Knights.
Jared Warner
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 453; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1880 - Hon. Jared Warner died at Patch Grove, Grant County, Feb. 4th, at the age of sixty-eight years. He was born in eastern Ohio in 1811, and settled in Wisconsin in 1833, built the first pine sawmill in Grant County. He represented his district in the legislature of 1861.
George Whitcher

Death of the "Sage of Lima."
Plateville, Wis., Aug. 2-- George Whitcher died at his home in the town of Lima Sunday night, aged 86. He was a well-known cheesemaker of southern Wisconsin. His political writings won for him the title, "Sage of Lima."

Source: Rock Island Argus, 2 Aug 1898; transcribed by MD

Anna M. Wickler
Source: St. Petersburg Times 13 Jan 1994 - Transcribed by Mary Dutcher

WICKLER, ANNA M., 90, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Jan. 11, 1994) at home. She was born in British Hollow, Wis., and came here in 1951 from Platteville, Wis. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. Survivors include her husband of 72 years, Roy; two daughters, Mary Ropelewski and Lois McNett of St. Petersburg; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Richard E. Sorensen, Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
Mrs. John Wilkinson

Mrs. John Wilkinson, formerly of this place, and later of Ellenboro, who has been ill for several months past, died at the latter place the 16th inst. and was buried at the Whig cemetery, the 19th, Rev. R. C. Bennett, officiating.

Source: Platteville Journal (Platteville, WI), 25 Feb 1899; transcribed by MD

Mrs. Willey
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 441; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1879 - Mrs. Willey died at Dickeysville, Grant County, Aug. 22d, at the great age of one hundred and two years. She enjoyed good health until the last six months of her life.
Frank Woodruff
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Dane County, Wis.) 25 Mar. 1887 - Sub. by Marla Zwakman

Frank Woodruff, aged 56 years, died at the Grant county insane asylum Sunday last.