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Langlade County, Wisconsin
Obituaries and Death Notices

Lena Berner
Mrs. Lena Berner, mother of Berher Brothers, publishers of the Antigo Daily Journal, died at her home in that city Sunday, aged 80 years.  The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at Antigo.  Mrs. Berner, nee Zander, was the only girl in a family of eight and came to this country with her seven brothers over 60 years ago.  The family settled in the Town of Gibson where she was married to Henry Berner and 33 years ago the family moved to Antigo where they have since made their home.  The husband died many years ago and Mrs. Berner has been making her home with her sons of whom there are five, Louis, William, Henry, Fred and Capt. Otto, the latter three associated in the Journal, and two daughters Miss Mary and Mrs. Klessig, all of Antigo.  [The Manitowoc Pilot. (Manitowoc, Wis.), 13 April 1922]

Charley Blair
Tuesday morning, Mrs. A. Blair received the intelligence that her youngest son, Charley, who went on a visit to his uncle's family at Antigo several weeks ago, had died there last Sunday, of diphtheria, and was buried the same day, the malignant nature of the disease precluding the longer keeping of the body.  He had been ill only a few days.  Charley was 13 years old and a bright youth who was well liked by his many young friends here.  The circumstances of his death are peculiarly affecting and bereaving to his mother, sisters and brothers, who have the sympathy of all. [Watertown Republican. (Watertown, Wis.), 31 July 1895]

Burnett (child)
The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Burnett of Antigo died on Saturday last.  The remains were brought to this city for interment.  [The Manitowoc Pilot. (Manitowoc, Wis.), 13 Sept. 1894]

A Physician's Fatal Error
Appleton, July 12. - The 15-year-old son of C. Cerisky, of Antigo. has been brought here for interment. He died on Monday from the effects of an overdose of morphine prescribed by a physician at Antigo. At the coroner's inquest the doctor confessed that he had made a mistake in the prescription, but he has left for parts unknown. [Wisconsin State Journal July 17, 1883 - Sub. by a Friend of Free Genealogy]

Thomas Coates
At Antigo, Thomas Coates, who received a pistol shot that L. A. Winn had intended for saloonkeeper Defoy, died. His remains were taken to Depere for burial. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wis.) Friday, 8 Nov. 1889; tr. by MZ]

Mrs. James Driscoll
Mrs. James Driscoll of Antigo died last week of disease of the brain from which she suffered for the last two years.  Mrs. Driscoll was for many years a resident of Meeme, this county.  [The Manitowoc Pilot. (Manitowoc, Wis.), 02 March 1916; tr by KT]

Andrew Fisher
Rhinelander, Wis., July 10. – Andrew Fisher, aged 50, a carpenter and painter, was struck by Soo passenger train No. 85. west-bound this morning and knocked off a bridge into the Wisconsin river. The body was taken out a short distance below the bridge. His neck had been broken. His home was at Aniwa, Langlade county. [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 4 July 1907; tr. by MZ]

J.H. Fricke
J.H. Fricke, formerly a resident of this city died in Antigo March 30.  His remains were brought here for interment on Monday. [The Manitowoc Pilot. (Manitowoc, Wis.), 05 April 1894; sub by KT]

Mrs. George Hill
Mrs. George Hill of Antigo died on the 26th of November.  She was born in this city in 1856, and moved to Antigo in 1882.  [The Manitowoc Pilot. (Manitowoc, Wis.), 09 Dec. 1897; tr by KT]

Mary Karban
Antigo, Wis., July 2. – Mary Karban, wife of Wenzel Karban, a farmer of the town of Neva, this county, committed suicide by eating the heads off four boxes of matches. She was only 16 years of age and had been married since last fall. She was a daughter of Joseph Novak, a prosperous farmer of that town. The husband administered antidotes but with no effect. Medical aid was also summoned, but the woman was dead before assistance reached her. [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 5 July 1900; transcribed by MZ]

Thomas Lynch
Thomas Lynch, of Antigo, Wis., died suddenly.  He was a member of congress from the Ninth District from 1890 to 1894.  [The L'Anse Sentinel. (L'Anse, L.S., Mich.), 14 May 1898; tr by KT]

A.H. Morris
A.H. Morris of Antigo died on Tuesday of last week.  He was a former resident of Newton where he was born in 1852.  Mr. Morris accumulated considerable property while in Antigo. [The Manitowoc Pilot. (Manitowoc, Wis.), 12 May 1892; tr by KT]

Fred C. Richards
Fred C. Richards committed suicide at Antigo. He was 25 years old. No cause is assigned for the act. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wis.) Friday, 20 Apr. 1888; tr. by MZ]

John E. Rogers
Wis. Rapids - John E. Rogers, 78, of 1811 Franklin St., died Sunday afternoon, June 26, 1994, at Riverview Hospital. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Marshfield. Rogers was born July 14, 1915, in Antigo, to John and Mary (Grossaint) Rogers. He married Helen Stangle Feb. 24, 1936, in Marshfield. He spent most of his life in Wisconsin Rapids, where he was part owner of Auto Electric. He then was employed by the city of Wisconsin Rapids, in the purchasing department, until retiring in 1982. Survivors include his wife; two sons, James (Jacquline), of Custer, and Thomas, of Wisconsin Rapids; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, three brothers and one sister. Friends may call at Higgins Funeral Home from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Thursday. A parish prayer service will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. [Source: Daily Tribune (Wisconsin Rapids, Wood County, Wis.) Tuesday, 28 June 1994; tr. by MZ]

Anton Sensenbrenner
Anton Sensenbrenner, a farmer residing near Antigo, Wis., died Monday from injuries inflicted by a ferocious bull last Saturday.  [Rock Island daily Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), 14 May 1889]

Sloan (Infant)
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Sloan of Antigo died on Wednesday of last week.  The remains were brought here for interment.  [The Manitowoc Pilot. (Manitowoc, Wis.), 04 May 1893]

Henry Still
Antigo, June 14. – Henry Still was shot and instantly killed last night by Barney Polar at Martzfield's station, thirty-five miles northeast of Antigo. They had been drinking lightly during the evening, but parted in a friendly manner. Polar afterwards returned and shot Still from behind with a Winchester rifle. Polar is still at large. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wis.) Tuesday, 19 June 1883; transcribed by MZ]

Henry F. Strauss
Antigo, Wis. Henry F. Strauss clerk of Langlade county, committed suicide last night by taking poison. He left a letter to his wife admitting that he was a defaulter for $3,770. He was a pioneer, was 72 years old and known as "Honest Henry" strauss. [Source: Emporia Gazette (Kansas) December 31, 1896; Pg 1; sub. by Christine Walters]

Rev. Takken
Rev. Father Takken of Antigo died of dropsy recently.  He created quite a stir in that city by his denunciation of the public schools and public school teachers.  [The Manitowoc Pilot. (Manitowoc, Wis.), 11 May 1893; tr. by KT]

Frank Thompson
Frank Thompson, recently of Eureka, where his parents now reside, was killed at Antigo in Weed's mill, being struck in the side by the end of a 2x4 that was thrown from a circular saw. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wis.) Friday, 29 Apr. 1887; tr. by FoFG]

Mrs. Dan Ward
Mrs. Dan Ward, a former resident of Newton this county, who lived for some time with her son T.H. Ward in Antigo, died on Monday of last week.  She lived only one day after being taken sick.  [The Manitowoc Pilot. (Manitowoc, Wis.), 17 Dec. 1891; tr by KT]

White (child)
A 3-year-old daughter of Mr. W. White of Antigo died of diphtheria on Wednesday. [The Manitowoc Pilot. (Manitowoc, Wis.), 23 Aug. 1888; tr by KT]


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