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Jefferson County, Wisconsin
Obituaries and Death Notices


Theodore Barnhardt
1879 - Hon. Theodore Barnhardt died in Watertown, June 27th, aged fifty-six years. He was a native of Berlin, Prussia, and had been thirty years a resident of Watertown. He served a term in the legislature in 1854, filled the office of justice of the peace and city clerk, and for the past nineteen years he was principal of the Watertown High School. He was a greatly respected and useful citizen. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 440; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]

Crowell Bartlett
1880 - Crowell Bartlett, a pioneer of Jefferson County, Wis., died at Quincy, Mich., where he had resided for the last few years with his children, March 21st, at an advanced age. He was a native of New Hampshire, a grandson of Josiah Bartlett, one of the signers of the declaration of independence, and living awhile in western New York, settled in Milford,  Jefferson County, in 1949. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 459; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]

Carolos Batchelor
Carolos Batchelor, 3rd Wis. Cav., of Ft. Atkinson; victim of Railroad Disaster at Milton Junction, Jan. 4, 1864 (Watertown Democrat, Jan. 14, 1864)

Emil Behl
Watertown, Wis - Emil Behl, owner of Watertown bus line, killed, and Wm. Reibaldt, clerk, probably fatally injured.  Auto struck interurban car. [The Day Book. (Chicago, Ill.), 26 July 1912]

Ambrose Biba
COTTAGE GROVE - Ambrose “Andy” Biba, age 75, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. He was born on Oct. 13, 1936, on the family farm on Castle Rock Ridge, the son of Anthony and Frances (Kuchar) Biba. He graduated from Highland High School in 1955. He married Pat Disch on June 26, 1971. Andy farmed for several years on the family farm and near Mount Zion. He was employed with the State of Wisconsin Department of Revenue for 28 years. Andy was a teaser, which demonstrated his affection. He was an avid Badgers, Brewers, and Packers fan. When his health allowed, Andy enjoyed golfing, bowling and gambling.  Andy is survived by his wife, Pat; children, Chris (Jennifer), Gina (Roy) Singletary, and Sue Lewis; stepdaughter, Cindy Rustad; his treasured granddaughter, Brittany; siblings, Tony of Elkhorn, Frank (Helen) of Muscoda, Martha (Gary) Beerkircher of Waukesha, and Theresa (Jeff) of Windsor; sister-in-law, Janet of Cobb; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jerry; sister-in-law, Millie; former wife, Georgia; a little sister, Odelia, whom he never forgot; and stepdaughter, Terri Higgs.
Funeral services will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 322 E. Washington Avenue, Madison, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. A luncheon will follow at the church. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday. The family would like to thank Dr. Kostelyna, St. Mary’s Hospital, and Agrace HospiceCare for their care of Andy. Gunderson East, Funeral & Cremation Care  5203 Monona Drive Madison, WI[Source: Wisconsin State Journal (23 Sept. 2012) submitted by Jim H.]

Peter Bisset
1881 - Peter Bisset died in Milford, June 17th, in the one hundred and second year of his age. He was born in Canada, Sept. 18th, 1779; and participated on the British side in the War of 1812. He spent much of his life as a river pilot, and resided in Wisconsin some twenty-five years. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 484; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]

P. G. Bowen
1881 - Judge P. G. Bowen died at Fort Atkinson, Sept. 20th. He was one of the oldest residents, a mason of long standing, and had served as county judge. [Source:  Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 489; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]

Sarah E. Brayton
At Jefferson, on the 2nd instant, Sarah E. daughter of Thomas and Laura Brayton, aged 7 weeks and 3 days. [Source:  Wisconsin Enquirer (13 Apr. 1839) submitted by Erica Beatty]

James W. Churchill
1880 - James W. Churchill died at Lake Mills, Nov. 28th, in the sixty-seventh year of his age. Born in Genesee County, N. Y., April 8th, 1814, he settled at Lake Mills in 1853, where he was an honored and useful citizen, and the father of Mrs. J. L. Dudley, of Milwaukee, and Mrs. J. H. Keyes, of Watertown. [Source:  Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 474; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]

James Adams Clark
Class of 1862 – JAMES ADAMS CLARK. B. 23 July, 1842, Randolph, Vt. Farmer. D. 6 Feb., 1906, Waterloo, Wis. [Source:  Dartmouth College Necrology, 1905-1906, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]

David L. Cole
Sgt. David L. Cole, Co. H, 37th Wis. Reg., June 19, 1864, at Petersburg, Va. He was a son of A. A. Cole of this city. (Watertown Democrat,  July 7, 1864)

Luther A. Cole
1880 - Gen. Luther A. Cole died at Denver, June 22d, in his sixty-eighth year. He was born at Charleston, Vermont, Nov, 1st. 1812, and settled at Watertown, Wis., Dec. 27th, 1836. He built a mill there, and engaged largely in business, and served in the legislature in 1859. In after years, he spent part of his time at Denver, where he had property interests, and part at Watertown. [Source:  Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 462; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]

William M. Dennis, Jr.
William M. Dennis, Jr., in the 19th year of his age, at the residence of his father in Watertown on Tues., Oct. 18, 1864 (Watertown Democrat,  Oct. 20, 1864)

Mrs. William Durow
Aztalan, Wis., June 11. – Mrs. William Durow, age 63, died here. She had been ill for a long time with lung trouble. [Source:  Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 13 June 1901]

Elizabeth Edwards
At Jefferson, on the 23rd ult. Mrs. Elizabeth Edwards aged 64 years. [Source:  Wisconsin Enquirer (8 Nov. 1838) submitted by Erica Beatty]

John Tracy Edgerton
John Tracy Edgerton, aged 6 yrs. 9 ms. 10 ds., 2nd son of Henry K. & Sarah A. Edgerton, at Oconomowoc, Sept. 20, 1864 (Watertown Democrat,  Sept. 29, 1864)

Henry Elling
Henry Elling, about 40 years of age, last Tuesday by drowning. He leaves a wife and child. (Watertown Democrat,  Mar. 31, 1864)

Mrs. Felts
Mrs. Felts, of Scranton, Pa., visitor to Fond du Lac; victim of Railroad Disaster at Milton Junction, Jan. 4, 1864 (Watertown Democrat, Jan. 14, 1864)

Miss Finch
Died: At Fort Atkinson, Miss Finch, aged 30 years. [Source:  Weekly Wisconsin Patriot (Madison) 12 Jan 1861; transcribed by Mary Dutcher]

Harold Gries
Former Colby resident Harold Gries died Wednesday at his home in Palmyra. He is the brother of Ray Gries of Colby and Majorie Yost of Spencer. [Source:  Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Saturday, 8 Aug. 1987, page 19; contributed by Lorraine Markee; transcribed by MZ]

A. B. Griswold
Mr. A. B. Griswold, of Watertown; victim of Railroad Disaster of Milton Junction Jan. 4, 1864. (Watertown Democrat,  Jan. 14, 1864)

Betsy Harger
1881 - Mrs. Betsy Harger. a relic of Abraham M. Harger, formerly of Jefferson Co., N. Y.. died in Watertown, Wis., June 21st, aged ninety years. [Source:  Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 484; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]

Simon Henry
Palmyra, Wisc. April 27, 1886:  Simon Henry, for many years a resident of Palmyra, died suddenly at the Commercial hotel, this morning. An inquest was held and the verdict was that the deceased came to his death by his own hand from the effects of poison.
Whitewater, Wis., April 28, 1886:  Simon Henry's suicide at the Commercial house in Palmyra, did not surprise those who knew him here in his better days. Soon after the death of his wife, he sold his fine farm five miles east of this place and engaged in several business enterprises in this city. He gradually lost caste, however squandered his money in saloons, and finally worked in the barn of one of the hotels here, growing very despondent at times and frequently hinting that he would make away with himself. He served during the war with the Thirteenth Wisconsin volunteers and was an Odd Fellow in good standing. It is said that he carried an insurance of $11,000 in the above order and in other mutual companies, and that, but for this provision by him, his three children would be in destitute circumstances. [Source:  "Wisconsin State Journal", 30 Apr 1886 - Sub. by a Friend of Free Genealogy

Joseph Keyes Hyer
Capt. Joseph Keyes Hyer, in Baltimore, February 12th. He was born at Aztalan, Jefferson County, Wis., in 1845; went to West Point, in July, 1861, at the age of sixteen, and graduated in June, 1867; was appointed second lieutenant, and immediately thereafter promoted to first lieutenant, and assigned to the 18th Infantry, serving several years on the western plains against the Indians. He subsequently served about eight years in Georgia and South Carolina, during which time he was promoted to a captaincy. On account of ill health, he made several trips to Europe; and failing to regain it, he was placed on the retired list of the army. His remains were conveyed to Madison, and interred beside his father, the late Hon. George Hyer, and his mother, a sister of Hon. E. W. Keyes. [Source:  Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 10 (1909) Transcribed by: Heather A. Turner]

Jane James
Mrs. Jane James, died Feb. 8, 1864 in Communion with the Catholic Church, aged 86 years. (Watertown Democrat,  Feb. 11, 1864)

Julius C. Johnson
KILLED BY MEXICANS?
Federal agents may investigate the death of Julius C. Johnson, former bookkeeper for Outcast Advertising Co., in an obscure rooming house in Watertown, Wis. His friends and fiancee, Mrs. Gertrude Fahrveiking, believe he was killed by Mexicans as a result of a plot.  Johnson formerly kept a hotel in Chihuahua City and was driven from there. He has been in constant fear of death, say his friends. [The Day Book. (Chicago, Ill.), 20 April 1917]

Thomas C. Jones
1881 - Thomas C. Jones, editor of the "Democrat," died at Watertown, May 3d, aged thirty-one years. [Source:  Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 481; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]

Simon S. Keyes
Watertown, Wis., June 29-—Simon S. Keyes. brother of the Hon. E. W. Keyes, or Madison, and a prominent resident of Lake Mills since 1842 died at that place today, aged 60 years. [Source:  Daily Inter Ocean (Chicago, IL) Friday, June 30, 1882; Volume: XI Issue: 87 Page 1; submitted by BZ]

John F. Kimball
Lt. John F. Kimball, 166th N. Y. Vol., on Sept. 30, 1863 at Tyler, Smith Co., Texas, in the 45th year of his age. He was a brother of Mrs. Louisa Perry of this city. He was a native of Pultney, Vt. & leaves a widow and daughter by a former wife. Rep. N. Y. Herald (Watertown Democrat,  Jan. 14, 1864)

John Lane
1880 - John Lane died at Johnson's Creek Aug. 17th, at the age of eighty-one years. He was a native of England, and had been a resident of Jefferson County for thirty-three years. [Source:  Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 467; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]

Harry E. Langholff
Harry E. Langholff, 86, of 2O0 E. Milwaukee, Fort Atkinson, died Tuesday in Fort Atkinson Hospital after a short illness. [Source:  unknown newspaper; contributed by Ron Flink; transcribed by MZ]

John Lewis
1881 - John Lewis died in Ixonia, Jefferson County, March 22d, aged twenty-four years, measuring only twenty-seven inches in height, and weighing only nineteen pounds; but persistently refused to exhibit himself in public. [Source:  Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 479; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

George K. Lindsley
Mr. George K. Lindsley, who died at Ashland, April 10th, 1894, was born at Concord, Jefferson county, Wisconsin, May 20th, 1800 and came to Marshfield 12 years ago, where he was employed on the logging train for some time and afterward on the Central. Six years ago he moved to Ashland and went into the employ of the Lake Shore and Western, and at the time of his death was a conductor on the C- & N, W. Ry. He leaves a heart-broken wife and two little children aged 3 and 1 years to mourn for him, besides a brother and sister.
George Lindsley was a member in good standing in Gogebic Div. No. 253 Order of Railway Conductors, at Ashland, at the time of his death. He was employed as conductor on the Ashland Division of the C. & N. W. Ry., and was known as one of the most, popular conductors in Ashland and the high regard felt for him by the officials of the road was attested by the numerous telegrams of condolence received by his family from each officer of the division on which he worked. His remains were accompanied from Ashland here by the following members of his brotherhood:
J. B. Curl in, C. C.C. D. Fena, Thos. Conway, James McConnel, F. R. Dick, J. T. Casey. W. R. Smith, of Ashland Division No. 253, O. R. C. Daniel Duval, of B. R. T. Lodge No. 303, Ashland, W. B. Brown, Contractor, (an old friend), Ashland and L. M. Winney, member B. of R. T. No. 80 El Paso.
Had it not have been for the great amount of sickness at Ashland and vicinity, the representatives of the Railway organizations in that city, would have been a great deal larger, as deceased was very popular and those who knew him best loved him most. Sixty five members of Gogebic Div. No. 253, Order of Railway Conductors, mourn the loss of one of the best and most valuable members. The gentlemen above mentioned acted as pall bearers and followed the remains to the cemetery, where they bade their brother, a last farewell.  In speaking of his death, the Ashland Daily Press says: "George was one of the most jovial of the railroad boys in Ashland and didn't have an enemy. He was quite prominent in the work of the Order and was especially fond of his wife and babies - always dearly attached to them. The grief stricken wife and little babies have lost a noble husband, and a tender and affectionate father. [Source:  Marshfield Times (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Friday, 20 Apr. 1894]

Polly Liskum
1880 - Mrs. Polly Liskum, who had lived with her husband over sixty years, died at Hebron. Jefferson Co., Nov. 11th, in the eighty-sixth year of her age. [Source:  Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 471; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]

Dr. Arthur Marsten
Watertown, Wis. - Dr. Arthur Marsten died shortly after release on bonds on charge of inducing Lenora Blenschein, 16, to desert baby, which later died.  "Heart failure" read report on doctor's death. [The Day Book. (Chicago, Ill.), 02 Sept. 1916]

Mrs. Theodore Martin
Mrs. Theodore Martin, an old resident of Watertown, died at her home in that city, from an injury caused by a fall. [New Ulm Review (New Ulm, MN) Jan. 11, 1893, page 2]

Oscar F. Mattice
Capt. Oscar F. Mattice, Co., Co. A, 29th Wis. Reg. Died New Orleans, La., June 3, 1864, age about 24 years. He was a son of A. F. Mattice of Waterloo. (Watertown Democrat,  June 22, 1864)

V. R. Mean
1880 - V. R. Mean died in the town of Watertown, Dec. 17th, aged seventy-six years. He was a native of New York, and had resided on the farm were he died for thirty-five years. [Source:  Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 475; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]

Stephen Moore
Stephen Moore, died Sunday the 10th inst. at Emet. He was an early pioneer of this city and a native of England. (Watertown Democrat,  Jan. 14, 1864)

Henry Mulberger
Henry Mulberger, Sr., of Watertown. Wis., died at his residence in that city Jan. 19, aged 72 years, of cancer of the stomach. His demise was not unexpected by his relatives, but it was only a short time before death that he abandoned business occupations. Mr. Mulberger had considerable interests in Jamestown and this state. He was a large land owner, a stockholder in the James River bank, and the owner of business property on Fifth avenue. He was always known here as a shrewd, enterprising man. In early life he emigrated to the United States from Spire, Germany, where born. He settled in Watertown, in 1819 and conducted a general merchandise business. Beginning the study of law he was admitted to the bar. He built up a large and lucrative practice. He united insurance to his other business and served one company for 33 years. He founded the Wisconsin National bank and for many years was director and vice president. He left a large estate in Wisconsin and Michigan besides his property in North Dakota. He left a wife and six children, all residing at Watertown. [Jamestown Weekly Alert. (Jamestown, Stutsman County, D.T. [N.D.]), 30 Jan. 1896]

Louis Nusser
Louis Nusser of this city died yesterday at Redlands, Cal., where he had gone less than two weeks ago in search of health. The cause of his death was due to fatigue of the long journey, which proved too much for his weakened condition. For some years Mr. Nusser had suffered from consumption, and a month ago his physician told him that the only chance he had for his life was to go to California. He left this city a week ago last Thursday. Yesterday a message from Redlands stated that Mr. Nusser was very ill and asking if a nurse should be secured for him. Word was sent back that he should be given the best of care. This morning at 10 o’clock another message stated that he died there yesterday.  Mr. Nusser was 42 years of age and was born at Waterloo, Wis. He came to this city in 1882 and first engaged in the carpenter business. Later he was employed in the butcher shop of John Schuler. After learning the business thoroughly he entered into partnership with H. J. Lockington, afterwards launching into the meat business for himself. Six years ago he formed a partnership with O. T. Thompson and at the time of his death was still a member of the firm.  Mr. Nusser leaves a number of relatives in this vicinity. A wife and two children, Louis, 12 years old, and Marie, 7, and a mother, Mrs. Wagner, all of whom live in this city, survive him. Besides he leaves three sisters, Mrs. John Schuler of North Dakota, Mrs. Gunnitz of Watertown and Mrs. Blank of Ipswich.  Word has been sent to Redlands to have the body brought to this city. [Source:  Aberdeen Daily News SD (30 Jan. 1905) transcribed by FoFG MZ]

Wm. Ott
1881 - Wm. Ott died in Watertown, May 24th, aged ninety-one years and twenty-one days. He was a native of Germany, and served under Napoleon in the great battles of Leipsic and Waterloo. He settled in Wisconsin in 1844. He and his companion celebrated their diamond wedding of sixty years. [Source:  Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 482; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]

J. C. Palme
1879 - Dr. J.C. Palme died at Pepperell, Mass., Sept. 8th. He came to Wisconsin in 1854, settling at Watertown, where, with Carl Schurz, he established a German Republican paper; and, in 1860, he served in a position at the capitol for four years, when he went to St. Louis; but afterwards returning, he located in Milwaukee, where for ten years he ably edited the “Herold.” But a few weeks before his death, he was appointed government inspector of paper at a paper-mill at Pepperell. He was a man of fine, amiable character, and a sturdy, honest, independent journalist. [Source:  Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 442; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]

Susy Huntley Pease
Mrs. Susy Huntley Pease, aged 33 years, wife of Harlow Pease. Died at Watertown, Jan. 20, 1865. (Watertown Democrat,  Feb. 2, 1865)

Frank Peter
Priv. Frank Peter, Co. B, 29th Wis. at St. Charles, Ark., Sept. 26, 1864. He has a mother living at Concord, Jefferson Co. (Watertown Democrat,  Oct. 13, 1864)

Charles Henry Phillips

1879 - Hon. Charles Henry Phillips died at Lake Mills, Jan. 1st. He was born in Westmoreland, Oneida County, N.Y., Feb. 24th, 1824, and received a common school education. In 1849, he removed to Wisconsin, settling at Lake Mills, Jefferson County, where he became a successful stock farmer. He served in the Wisconsin assembly in 1870, 1876, and 1877; and in Nov., 1878,   he was chosen State senator for his district, but did not live to take his seat. He was a man of superior common sense, much practical experience, and a useful member of society. [Source:  Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 490; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]

William Amos Porter
William Amos Porter, 6th Mich. Reg., resident of Berlin, Marquette Co. was murdered April 19 at Minnesota Junction. Rep. from Oshkosh Courier of the 23rd inst. (Watertown Democrat,  April 28, 1964)

Chauncey H. Purple
1879 - Hon. Chauncey H. Purple died at Watertown, Dec. 13th, and is deservedly noticed elsewhere in this volume. [Source:  Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 449; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]

Mrs. Manchell Reynolds
1882: Mrs. Manchell Reynolds, at Watertown, Wis., April 23d, at the advanced age of ninety-five years. She was a native of Maryland, and saw Washington when he was president. She had resided in the vicinity of Watertown since 1850, and enjoyed a pension, her husband having participated in the battle of New Orleans. [Source:  Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 10 (1909) Transcribed by: Heather A. Turner]

John Rutledge
1882: Hon. John Rutledge, at Ixonia, May 12th, at the age of sixty-four years. He was a pioneer settler of the town, and once represented his district in the legislature. [Source:  Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 10 (1909) Transcribed by: Heather A. Turner]

John Sauer
While John Sauer, a deaf laborer of Watertown, was walking on the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway track, one mile east of Watertown, he was struck by a freight train, and died of his injuries four hours afterward. He was 45 years of age and leaves a wife and several children. [New Ulm Review (New Ulm, MN) June 22, 1892]

John K. Schwartz
John K. Schwartz, a dry goods merchant at Watertown, Wis., was drowned in the river at daybreak, Saturday. [The Times. (Owosso, Mich.), 23 May 1884]

Betsey Seeley
Mrs. Betsey Seeley, in the 57th year of her age, at Watertown on May 12, 1864. Interrment at Oak Hill Cem., Janesville, Wis. (Watertown Democrat,  June 9, 1965)

Shefeld
__ Shefeld, last Friday in a train accident. (Watertown Democrat,  June 22, 1864)

Thomas W. Smith
Thomas W. Smith, nephew of Mr. J. B. Van Alstino of this city expires in Nebraska City from the effects of frostbite. He was about 32 years of age. (Watertown Democrat,  Jan. 21, 1864)

Mrs. Jacob Spangle
Palmyra, May 3. --- Mrs. Jacob Spangle, an old resident at Lima, is dead at an advanced age. [Wisconsin State Journal (10 May 1889) submitted by Diana Heser Morse]

Hiram S. Thompson
Hiram S. Thompson, aged 32 years, at Robel Hospital Mansfield, La. He enlisted from Watertown two years ago. (Watertown Democrat,  July 21, 1864)

Harriet E. Townsend
DIED. At her residence, in Aztalan, Sept. 10th, Mrs. Harriet E., wife of Albert G. Townsend, aged 30 years. [Source:  Milwaukee Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI) Friday, 20 Sept. 1850; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Mary Ann Ward
DIED. At Jefferson, Wis., on the 11th inst., of consumption, Mrs. Mary Ann, wife of Wm. P. Ward, after a long and tedious illness, aged 47 years and 5 months. [Source:  Milwaukee Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI) Friday, 20 Sept. 1850; transcribed by FoFG mz]

August Weber
August Weber, died in train accident last Friday. (Watertown Democrat,  June 22, 1864)

Milton Wells
1880 - Rev. Milton Wells died in Palmyra, April 28th. He had preached to various Congregational churches in Wisconsin for over thirty-seven years. [Source:  Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 461; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]

Mrs. Guido Wiggenhorn
Death at Watertown.
Watertown; Wis., May 17: Mrs. Guido Wiggenhorn died this morning, aged 23. Her husband and three small children survive. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Miller, and one of the most prominent women of this city. [The Milwaukee Journal, (Milwaukee, WI) Tuesday, May 17, 1892; Sub. by KT ]

Carl Willgohs
1882: Dr. Carl Willgohs, a native of New Calen, Mecklenburg, died in Watertown, Dec. 15th, at the age of seventy-one years, where he had been a successful practitioner of medicine for thirty-one years. [Source:  Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 10 (1909) Transcribed by: Heather A. Turner]

UNKNOWN
Body of a man dressed as private soldier found floating in Ohio River. On body was letter dated Watertown, Wis., Oct. 29, 1863 to "My Dear Brother" signed "Mary Kitt." Rep. from Cairo Daily News of the 7th inst. (Watertown Democrat,  Mar. 24, 1864)


Violent Deaths in Jefferson County, Wisconsin, 1924


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