Marinette County, Wisconsin
Obituaries and Death Notices
Thomas S. Anderson
Source: Kalamazoo Gazette (Friday, 7 Apr. 1922) transcribed by FoFG MZ
BAY CITY. – Rev. Thomas S. Anderson, for 11 years pastor of the First Presbyterian church here, and prior to that in charge of a church in Marinette, Wis., died suddenly, Thursday, at San Diego, Cal.
Source: "THE DAILY NORTHWESTERN", 7 May 1902, Oshkosh, Wisconsin - Sub. by Diana Morse
Charles Bauer of Marinette died of eating an Easter egg which had been colored with poisonous pigment.
Wm. D. Brown
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 470; transcribed by LaDena Livingston
1880 - Wm. D. Brown died in Marinette, Oct. 11th, in the eighty-first year of his age. He was a native of Newport, R. I., where he was born in 1800.
GRIER and WITHERELL
Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel - Aug 25, 1926 - Sub. by K.T.
Two Women Die as Car Goes Over Cliff
MARINETTE, Wis., Aug. 24.— Mrs. Elden Grier of Dundee and Miss May Witherell of Portland, Ore., aunt of Mrs. Leo Eggouer of this city, were killed while returning to Portland from a weekend stay in Roseburg, Ore. Their automobile left the road on a curve near Eugene, Ore., plunged over a telephone pole lying on the ground, went down a sloping bank about seventy-five feet, then dropped forty feet over a cliff. Miss Witherell was killed when thrown from the car. Mrs. Grier was pinned beneath the car and burned to death. Both women were former Marinette residents.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Dane Co. Wis.) Friday, 9 Sept. 1887 - Sub. by Marla Zwakman
Lewis Herrick, who was stabbed last week at Marinette, by Francis Fay, died Sunday morning from the result of his injuries.
Alvin M. Kuehnau
Source: Manitowoc Herald-Times (Manitowoc, Wis.) Friday, 3 Nov. 1950; transcribed by Marla Zwakman
Funeral services for Alvin M. Kuehnau, 62, who died suddenly of a heart attack at his home at 1421 Hawthorne avenue, Two Rivers Wednesday afternoon, will be held at the Hanson and Onion funeral home, Marinette, at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon. Burial will be in Forest Home cemetery in that city.
The body of Mr. Kuehnau, who had been in failing health for the past month, was removed to Marinette from the Klein and Stangel Inc. funeral home, Two Rivers, Thursday afternoon.
Born in Marinette county in 1888, Mr. Kuehnau resided in that county until nine years ago when he and his wife came to Two Rivers. He had been an employee of the Eggers Plywood and Veneer company since.
Surviving are his wife, the former Laddy Peanasky of Marinette, whom he married in 1930. He leaves four sons and two daughters by a previous marriage.
Mrs. Chas. Lawrence
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 31 Mar. 1910; transcribed by Marla Zwakman
Warren Lafee received a dispatch, last Thursday night, from Walton, Marinette county, announcing the death of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Chas. Lawrence, and on Friday left, accompanied by his son, Ress, to attend the funeral, which was held on Saturday, at Menomonee, Mich., where she died in the hospital following an operation for appendicitis. Mrs. Lawrence was known to some of the older settlers, having visited here with Mr. Lafee’s family. They returned home Monday.
Mr. Lafee informed us that his daughter Hazel, Mrs. Sawyer, was also in a hospital at Marinette and might have an operation for appendicitis. She was feeling much better when he left for home.
Edward McDuff and Hugh McDonald
Source: Badger News (19 Aug. 1887) - Sub. by Marla Zwakman
Marinette, Aug. 12. – Edward McDuff and Hugh McDonald, both unmarried, were killed by a train last night while they were driving to their homes in Peshtigo, having visited the circus at this place. The train struck them with full force, killing the horse and demolishing the buggy. The wreck of the buggy with the dead men, was carried nearly half a mile before it was discovered that they were on the cowcatcher. The young men were sober and industrious and their death will cause profound sorrow in Pestigo.
Alfred Edward Meharg
Source: unknown dated 1945; submitted by Kyle M Condon
Rites Held Friday at Dunbar for Pioneer
Dunbar—Final rites for A. E. Meharg were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the town hall. The Rev James McFarlane officiated. Mrs. James Kubick and Miss Betty Jensen sang "Lead, Kindly Light" and "Abide With Me." Miss Edna Merrit played the accompaniment. Pallbearers were Fred Smith, Olaf and Malvin Monsen, Clarence Gassett, Martin Anglim and John Groleske. Burial was in the Dunbar cemetery.
Persons attending from away were Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Paff of Madison, Mr. and Mrs. William Meharg of Antigo, Miss Jane Kelly of Chicago, Mrs. Fred Laun and Harry Hendrickson of Wausaukee, Mr. Duquaine of Crivitz, Mrs. William Woosencraft and Mrs. Roy Kelly of Wausaukee, Mrs. Ed Loucks, Mrs. George Gardner, and Mrs. Sam McGregor of Peshtigo. Mrs. Dan McGregor and son Orland and Miss Evelyn Olson ….
Source: Sioux City Journal (Iowa) 20 July 1895; transcribed by Marla Zwakman
Marinette, Wis., July 19. – Joseph Miller, an old resident, died last night while on his knees in prayer. He was 88 years old and leaves five sons and two daughters. Last week he predicted that he would live but a very few days longer, though he was up and about.
A. B. Munn
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Dane County, Wis.) 9 Nov. 1888 - Sub. by Marla Zwakman
The report that A. B. Munn, who died at the Briggs hotel, at Pestigo, committed suicide is denied. His death is said to have been due to apoplexy.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Dane County, Wis.) 11 Jan. 1881 - Sub. by Brenda W.
Marinette Eagle: Arcerence Prudom, an employee in John Morrison's camp, was instantly killed while at work on Monday last. A falling tree struck a smaller dry tree and broke it, one piece flying and hitting Prudom on the side and back of the head, breaking his skull. Deceased was 23 years of age.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison) 15 May 1883; XLIV issue 38; submitted by Christine Walters
May 6 - Marinette - John Richardson, of this place, was fatally injured at Cedar River on Monday afternoon, whither he had gone in the morning to regulate some machinery about the mill of Jesse Spaulding of Chicago. The deceased was standing near the gang in company with Mr. Burden, the superintendent when a six-foot board came flying back from an edger near by, striking Mr. Richardson in the side with terrific force, carrying him fully twenty feet and hurling him against a timber in the mill. Mr. Richardson had been connected with the Marinette Iron Works for the past twelve years. He leaves an aged mother, a wife and two children.
Source: "Wisconsin Weekly Advocate", 29 Jan 1903 - Sub. by Jan Stypula
Pound, Wis., Jan. 27, - Mrs. Chris Rosner died here of heart trouble. She was a German and mother of a large family. Her youngest daughter was married last Saturday.