Milwaukee County Wisconsin
Obituaries

Anson C. Allen
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 459; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1880 - Hon. Anson C. Allen died in Milwaukee, March 23d, in his forty-third year. He was born in Rochester, N.Y., Feb. 25, 1838, and was a member of the assembly in 1878, and a warm supporter of Hon, M.H. Carpenter for U.S. Senator.


Laurie Andrzjewski
Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Monday, 9 Apr. 1973, page 2; contributed by Lorraine Markee; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Word has been received from Milwaukee of the death of Mrs. Joseph Andrzjewski, the former Laurie Beyel.

Survivors include a brother, Isidore Beyel, Stratford, and six sisters, Mrs. Paul Pulchinski, Milwaukee, Mrs. Frank Leichey and Mrs. George Draeger, both of Marshfield, Mrs. Michael Pettinger, Wilmette, Ill., Mrs. William Staadt, Stratford, and Mrs. Joe Fischer, Edgar.


Charles Welling Badgley
Source: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1903-1904, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler

Class of 1874 – CHARLES WELLING BADGLEY. B. 24 Apr., 1852, Milwaukee, Wis. Business. D. 22 May, 1906, Denver, Colo.


Thomas Bakes
Source: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1898-1899, Hanover, N.H., Dartmouth Press, 1899. Transcribed by Kim Mohler

Class of 1884 – THOMAS BAKES. Born, May 6, 1869, Milwaukee, Wis. Son of Samuel and Esther Bakes. Fitted at the Lawrence, Mass., High school. He was graduated from the General Theological seminary, New York city, in 1887, and served as pastor and missionary, latterly in Colorado. He received the degree of A.M. from Dartmouth.

Died, Dec. 1, 1900, Denver, Col.


Harvey Barenz
Source: Capital Times (Madison, Dane County, Wis.) Thursday, 4 July 1963; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Man Under Car Burns to Death
MILWAUKEE – A junk yard worker accidentally created his own death inferno Wednesday when he became trapped under an automobile and his acetylene torch set the vehicle afire.

The body of Harvey Barenz, 40, Hubertus, was found beneath the burned-out car.

Authorities said Barenz was removing brackets from beneath the car which was jacked up with old wheel rims. The rims apparently slipped and the car fell, pinning Barenz. The torch ignited the interior of the auto.


Charles S. Benton
Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 10 (1909) Transcribed by: Heather A. Turner

1882: Judge Charles S. Benton, at La Crosse, May 4th, at the age of seventy-two years. He was a native of Maine, but early settled in the Mohawk valley, where, by his worth and talent, he represented the Herkimer district two terms in Congress, from 1843 to 1847. He subsequently removed to Milwaukee, and for a time edited the Daily News; and taking up his residence at La Crosse, he was chosen county judge, and so satisfactory was the administration of the office, that he was practically given an undisputed life tenure of it, and worthily filled the position until within a few months of his death. He was a scholarly writer, and highly respected.


Duane J. Bergeron
Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Tuesday, 9 June 1981, page 15; contributed by Lorraine Markee; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Staff Sgt. Duane J. Bergeron, 29, husband of the former Melody Stolpa, formerly of Marshfield, died of cancer May 20 at his home at 1004 Rawson Ave., South Milwaukee.

He and his wife were married Dec. 27, 1971 in South Milwaukee. He served in the U.S. Army until December 1979, when he was given a temporary disability retirement.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Sarena and Amy.

Burial was in Oklee, Minn., his hometown, on Memorial Day.
 


Agnes C. Blankenheim
Source: The Milwaukee Journal (Milwaukee, Wis.) Monday, 27 Jan. 1975; submitted by Jim Dezotell

Nee Getzlaff, 1530 S. 75th St. Jan. 25, 1975, age 73 years. Beloved wife of Mathias V. Blankenheim. Dear mother of Donald (Bernice) Groh, Marilyn (Thomas) Ovans, Walter (Jenny), Robert (Helen), Mathias J. (Donna) Blankenheim. Dear sister of Martha Newton, further survived by 21 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Funeral Services Tues. Jan. 28th at 8:30 a.m. from the Skubal-Slattery Funeral Home, 1500 S. 73rd St. to Holy Assumption Church at 9 a.m. Interment Union Cemetery. Parish & Christian Mothers Society Vigil Mon. at 8 p.m. in state Mon. after 4 p.m.


Mathias V. Blankenheim
Source: The Milwaukee Journal (Milwaukee, Wis.) Sunday, 27 Nov. 1983; submitted by Jim Dezotell

Nov. 24, 1983, age 88. Beloved father of Walter (Jenny), Robert (Helen), Matthias (Donna), Donald (Bernice) Groh and Marilyn (Thomas) Ovans. Also survived by 18 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Funeral Services Mon. Nov. 28 at 9:30 a.m. from the funeral home to Holy Assumption Church at 10 a.m. Interment Holy Trinity Cemetery. Parish and Holy Name Society Vigil Sun. at 7:30 p.m. Member of the Harley Davidson Retirees. In state Sun. after 4 p.m.


Sherman M. Booth
Source: Benton Advocate (Benton, Wis.) Thursday, 18 Aug. 1904; transcribed by FoFG mz

Sherman M. Booth Dead.
Noted Abolitionist Identified with Early Wisconsin History
Anti-Slavery Editor.
Body to Be Brought to Milwaukee for Burial – Survived by Widow and Six Children.

Sherman M. Booth, one of the last of the abolitionists whose activities were identified with the history of a half century ago, died at his home in Chicago Wednesday, August at 10, at the age of 92 years.

He came to Wisconsin in 1848, ten days before the admission of the state to the Union, and took charge of the Wisconsin Freeman, in whose columns he exploited his anti-slavery views. He was among the most cordially hated of the abolition party.

Sherman M. Booth, one of the last of the great abolitionists, and a contemporary of William Lloyd Garrison, Charles Sumner and other men of pronounced views hiring the ante-bellum days, is dead. News of his passing, at the age of 92 years, at his home, 38 North Campbell avenue, Chicago, was received in Milwaukee last Wednesday night. The body of Mr. Booth was brought to Milwaukee on Friday for burial.

The venerable abolitionist, editor and speaker fainted away while sitting in his yard in Chicago, and the end came soon after he was removed to his house. He is survived by his wife, Augusta M. Booth, and six children, Mary Ella Booth, Mrs. Robert Stanley, Mrs. Chesley R. Perry, Sherman M. Booth, Jr., F. Blanche and Laura V. Booth.

Mr. Booth was a native of New York, where be early partook of those strong Lessons in our early national life which paved the way for one of his pronounced character to in trace the subsequent prominent stand as an intense hater of slavery which he did take and which placed him alongside such men as Garrison and Sumner in the intensity of his feelings against that which Lincoln declared to be "the greatest curse of our national existence.”

As he grew up his feelings became more and more pronounced, until his writings and speeches did much to fire the northern heart, us did his historic ride through the streets of Milwaukee, in March, 1854, when he learned of the imprisonment in the jail here of the fugitive slave, Glover, who had been arrested and brought here by United States officers under the fugitive slave law. As he rode through the streets calling to freemen to turn out to the public meeting, the very soul of peaceful Milwaukee was stirred to its depths by his deep earnestness and the result of the attitude upon that occasion of Sherman M. Booth was, perhaps, more than to any other direct incident, the forcible liberation and carrying off of the slave, who was passed by the "underground railroad" to Waukesha and thence escaped to Canada.

Mr. Booth came to Milwaukee on May 19, 1848, or, as he himself stated in his address before the Editorial association at Madison in 1847, just ten days before Wisconsin was admitted as a state of the Union. He came for the purpose of editing the American Freeman, owned at the time by C. C. Olin, which had just been moved here from Waukesha. He bought a half interest in the paper and changed its name to the Wisconsin Freeman. His single purpose, he declared, was to aid to the fullest extent of his powers in making this a free country to all people, black and white. His whole heart was in the effort, and if any man ever stood firm for the brotherhood of man, that advocate was Sherman M. Booth. Every fiber of his intense being was afire in the cause. To this he added a strong intellectual swing and a good deal of observation. He had but one set of principles, and he always wrote just what he himself believed, not what some one else told him.

Of the great questions preceding the war he said in a famous speech forty years ago:

”There was something deeper in the struggle in which I was engaged than questions of ? Law. There was something higher than constitutionality or unconstitutionality of the fugitive slave act. It was the old battle -not yet ended— between freedom and slavery; between the rights of the tolling many and the special privileges of the ? few. I was outlawed right against the ? powes; it was divine mercy against internal ?; it was the reforming spirit of humanity against the boldest robbery of national freedom and home and personal liberty ever dignified by the name of law in the annals of modern times. It was Magna Charta against ? despotism.

When Mr. Booth assumed editorial duty in Wisconsin there were twenty-five acting editors located in various towns of the state, of whom, he said in this Madison address [illegible], “there are but five now living, William E. Cramer, ? A. Tenney, Berlats Brown, H. W. Garrison and Sam Ryan.”

Since for his activity in the Glover rescue Mr. Booth became a prisoner of the United States, and his case was dragged to weary lengths through the courts, ? of his part in that historic Milwaukee episode ? perhaps the most interesting event with which he was actively identified. Of that event he ? declared:

”In riding through the streets of Milwaukee a call to public meeting, I did ? cry, as was reported and sworn to, “? To the rescue.” A forcible ? was never my purpose. I ? to secure for Glover a fair trial and competent counsel. And in calling ? I used but two forms of ? “All freemen, of All free citizens who are exposed to being made slaves or slave-catchers, turn out to a meeting in the courthouse square at 2 o’clock,” the only variation being that I sometimes used the word “man” and sometimes “citizens.” There was so much said at the time about the rescue that it is not strange that my enemies should attribute what others said to me. The immediate cause of the rescue was the speech and report of C. K. Watkins, chairman of the committee to wait on Judge Miller and inquire if the writ of liberty would be obeyed. He reported that Judge Miller said, “No power on earth could take from him his jurisdiction.” Watkins expatriated upon the tyranny of the judge and the hardships in imprisoning Glover over the Sabbath. I had invited the Racine delegation to meet our committee at the American house (where the Plankinton House now stands), and was about to start when I heard a shout and saw a rush for the jail, and anticipated the result. I went up to Dr. Wolcott and Byron Paine, standing on the courthouse steps, and said to them, as the crowd was bringing Glover out, that I regretted the act; that it was a bad precedent and that people would not discriminate against this case and one in which a prisoner was rightfully held.” To the personal appeals of Democrats before the meeting opened, Mr. Booth, let us take him out. I said, No; we must use legal and peaceful methods.” During the entire scene I counseled against violence, publically and privately. Yet in all publications, histories and newspapers, I am quoted as having shouted as I rode through the streets, “Freedom to the rescue”The warrant charges me – so the legal fiction runs – with “unlawfully aiding and abetting” the escape of a human being from bondage. My answer to that charge is that it is not true. Whatever “aid and comfort” I may have rendered the hunted and battered fugitive it was only such aid and comfort as the laws permit, as humanity dictates and as the plainest precepts of the Christian religion required of me on peril of my soul. So far, therefore, from having to reproach myself with what I have done, I ought, perhaps, to blame myself for not having done more. Instead of keeping as I have done, strictly within the letter of the law, perhaps I ought to have braved the penalty of those who broke open the jail, and set an example of resistance to this fugitive slave law by aiding in the forcible rescue of Glover. But I am frank to say – and the prosecution may make the most of it – that I sympathize with the rescuers of Glover and rejoice at his escape. I rejoice that in the first attempt of the slave-hunters to convert our jail into a slavepen, and our citizens into slave-catchers, they have signally failed, and that it has been decided, by the spontaneous uprising and sovereign voice of the people, that no human being can be dragged into bondage from Milwaukee. And I am bold to say, that, rather than have the great constitutional rights and safeguards of the people – the writ of habeas corpus and the right of trial by jury – stricken down by this fugitive law. I would prefer to see every federal officer in Wisconsin hanged on a gallows, fifty cubits higher than Haman’s.”

While anti-slavery was the keynote to the actions and eloquence of Mr. Booth previous and during the War of the Rebellion, he took pronounced part in nearly every public question of the day. That his feelings upon various great questions were always intense and his mind active, is shown by the following quotation from his editorial address at Madison in 1897:

Gentlemen, I have already occupied too much of your time. I meant to have appealed to you against trusts and unrestricted monopolies. Corporate wealth, rightfully regulated by law and public opinion, is an umixed blessing. But on restricted trusts – vast aggregations of wealth which are simply conspiracies to rob the people under the forms of law, are an unmitigated curse. Watch them! Warn all of the present and coming danger. Insist that the powerful agencies, into which the law has breathed the breath of life, shall be the servants and not the masters of the people. The officers of the state are just what the people make them. The stream can rise no higher than the foundation. If the people are wise and honest their rulers will be just. Despite all lamentations, the people are improved and improving in health, wealth and morals. There is less wickedness now but more exposure of vice than ever before in our history. The distinguishing characteristic of today is high – light in the valleys and dark place of the earth, as well as on the mountain top. The world is wiser and better, and ? your province, my brothers, to further improve it.”

One of Mr. Booth’s last public appearances in Milwaukee was during the celebration of Wisconsin’s semi-centennial, May 31, 1897, when he was invited to deliver an address. This speech was made from the south steps of the courthouse, the spot upon which he stood being nearly the identical place occupied by him when he spoke upon the Glover rescue matter at Milwaukee’s great public gathering in the old courthouse square, in 1854. At that time the venerable abolitionist seemed as vigorous mentally and of as pronounced views upon lending questions of the hour, as when he kindled the news of patriotism in the hearts of hesitating citizens at the dawn of the nation’s greatest struggle.

It was based upon this latter-day occasion that Mr. Booth spoke with much earnestness and feeling and he seemed to be living over again, to a degree, those trying times, during which he was the central figure as one of the few outspoken and pronounced anti-slavery orators of the day.

Several times since the semi-centennial he visited among his numerous Milwaukee friends. In recent years, however, he confined himself closely to his home in Chicago, as a result of the right of advancing years. But those of his Milwaukee friends who knew him best and longest have at various times attested the fact that the venerable patriot turned frequently in recollection, ? his life and the stirring events in Milwaukee, in which events he took so keen an interest and acted so noble a part. That his body should rest here is the result of compliance by loving hands with a fond and long-known wish upon the part of Sherman M. Booth.

It was the wish of Mr. Booth that his body be laid away in Forest Home cemetery where he has a family lot purchased many years ago.


Mrs. Howard Bosworth
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 - Mrs. Howard Bosworth died in Milwaukee, July 20th, in her eighty-fifth year. She settled in the city with her husband in 1845, and had been a woman of note ever since.


Mrs. A. S. Bretherton
Source: Jackson Citizen Patriot (Michigan) 12 Dec. 1922; transcribed by FoFG MZ

Mrs. A. S. Bretherton, 171 18th street, Milwaukee, Wis., formerly of Jackson, died Monday at her home, aged 82 years. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Henry Merz, of Milwaukee; and four sons, Richard, of Bisbee, Ariz.; Edward, of Dallas, Tex.; Charles, of Toledo, and George, of Henrietta.

The funeral will be held Thursday morning, in Milwaukee.
 


Marie T. Brock
Source: Unknown Newspaper, Submitted by Jacque McDonnell


Funeral services were held April 26, 2004 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for Marie T. Brock, who died April 20, 2004 at the age of 74 years. She is a beloved sister of Kenneth (Zada) Brock, Larry Brock and Faye Grable, sister-in-law of Mona Brock; niece of Emory Hinkle, Marion (Betty) Maginnis and Ina Mae (Jack) Brock. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many loving friends. She will be especially missed by her close friend, Frances Tatera. She was a special person who spent her life helping others. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vera and Floyd Brock; two brothers, Darell and Earl Brock; and one sister, Ellen Kleinsasser.


Eleanore Brummer
Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) 14 Aug. 1967; contributed by Ron Flink (email: rlflink55@gmail.com) transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Services will be conducted in Milwaukee at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Wendler Funeral Home, West Capital Drive, and at 9 a.m. Wednesday at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, North 21 St., for Mrs. Eleanore Brummer, 76, Milwaukee, who died Saturday. Burial will be made in Holy Cross cemetery in Milwaukee.

Survivors are four sons, Joseph and Roman, Milwaukee, Eugene and Kenneth, Portland, Ore., a daughter, Mrs. Daniel (Marie) Goetz, Milwaukee; a brother, Ben Merkel, Marshfield; a sister, Pauline Clemens, Marshfield; two half brothers, Louis and Leo Merkel, both of Marshfield; 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters, and a step brother.



T.W. Buell
Source: The Oklahoma Miner, March 27, 1913 - Submitted by a Friend of Free Genealogy

Attorney Dudley Buell of this city, received word late Sunday night that his father T. W. Buell of Milwaukee. Wis., was dead. Accompanied by his brother Victor he departed for that place Monday. The boys visited their father in January and left him improving. He was a highly respected citizen. He was in his eighty-fourth year.

Casimir Bukowski
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Saturday, 30 June 2001) contributed by Ron Flink

Died: June 28, 2001, age 80 years
Children: Darlene Schmitt & Eugene Bukowski
Grandchildren: Sheray and Angela Bukowski & Reid and Sloan Schmitt
Siblings: Sylvester (Margaret) Bukowski, Lillian Sarnowski & Theresa Weisbrod
Interment: Good Hope Cemetery


Lucille L. Bukowski
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Tuesday, 15 June 2004) contributed by Ron Flink

Residence: West Allis, age 83 years
Died: June 7, 2004
Children: Darlene Schmitt & Eugene Bukowski
Grandchildren: Reid and Sloan Schmitt & Angela and Sheray Bukowski
Employee of Milwaukee Electrical Tool; retired in 1987
Entombment: Wisconsin Memorial Park


Hiram C. Bull
Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) pages 446-447; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1879 - Gen. Hiram C. Bull was gored to death by an elk, in a park adjoining his residence, Bull City, Kansas, October 12th, in his sixtieth year. He was born in Fredonia, N.Y., August 19th, 1820. He early settled in Milwaukee, then removed to California, and located at Madison, Wis., in 1854, engaging in the lumber business. In 1856, he was elected to the State senate, and subsequently came within a single vote of receiving the Republican nomination for governor. He was several years adjutant-general of the State. Journeying to New Mexico and Arizona in 1859, he returned in 1861, in time to early engage in the war. He raised a company for the Ninth Iowa Regiment, and commanded his regiment in the battle of Pea Ridge, in which he was wounded. On his recovery, he he was appointed paymaster, serving in Washington City, California, Oregon, and Utah till the end of the war. He subsequently located at Leavenworth; and at the close of 1870, he established Bull City, bending his energies to the development of the country. He was a member of the Kansas legislature. He was a genial man, of noble liberality, and one of the early officers and benefactors of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.


Sanford Smith Burr
Source: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1901-1902, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler

Class of 1863 – SANFORD SMITH BURR. Born, Oct. 11, 1839, Walpole, Mass. Son of Simeon and Anna (Smith) Burr. From school in his native town he went to school at Pembroke, N.H., Academy. He taught a short while in Walpole, and later entered Dartmouth College. When in his Junior year Mr. Burr left college at the head of a company of students to enter the army. This company was raised by Mr. Burr in response to the call of Governor Sprague of Rhode Island for mounted cavalry for three months’ service. As a part of the Seventh Squadron, Rhode Island cavalry, they served under General White at Winchester, and about Harper’s Ferry. They were present at the Battle of Antietam and at its close returned to Rhode Island, were mustered out October 1st, and hastened back to college for their Senior year.

Mr. Burr practiced law in Boston for a year or two, and then took up the work which he continued all his life, that of a successful inventor. The patriotism which inspired, and the energy which executed the enlistment and leadership of the college cavaliers, remained characteristic. His work in Winnetka, Ill., where he lived, as president of the city council, as trustee, and one of the earliest promoters of the public library, and his public spirit on all occasions will be long remembered.

Died, July 20, 1901, of paralysis, at Milwaukee, Wis.

Married, Eliza J. Osgood, of Pembroke, N.H., 1863. Two sons and two daughters survive him.



Samuel H Burrell
Source: "St. Louis Republic", January 01, 1896 - Sub. by Des Rodcay


"He Was Once Identified Here with A Prominent Furniture Firm"
Milwaukee Wisconsin- January 07- Samuel H Burrell died suddenly last night. Mr. Burrell had been about the city on Monday, aparently in as good health as usual. He also seemed well at supper, but about midnight he became ill and in a short time was dead. Heart disease was the cause of death. Mr. Burrell was 58 years of age. Peculiarly sad circumstances attended the death. His home was in St. Louis and several weeks ago his wife was taken ill there and they decided to come up to Milwaukee in the hope of benefitting her health. She is still quite ill and is prostrated by the sudden death of her husband. Mrs. Burrell's mother, Mrs. Enoch Chase, is also ill, and her condition is regarded as somewhat serious. In consequence, the funeral will take place on Thursday afternoon and internment will be at Forest Home in the city. Mr. Burrell was a retired busness man. He came to Milwaukee more than 30 years ago from New York and entered Business as a member of the furniture manufacturing firm of A.D. Seaman & Co. Later he went to St. Louis and opened a branch house for the firm, which he afterwards bought out and sold again four years ago, at which time he retired from business. The St. Louis firm was known under the style of Burrell, Comstock & Co.


Mrs. Thomas Butler
Source: "The Milwaukee Journal", Jan 8, 1884 - Sub. by K.T.

The funeral of the late Mrs. Thomas Butler, of Granville Center, was held Saturday last and largely attended.

Sarah Bill Calkins
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 - Mrs. Sarah Bill Calkins died in Oconomowoc, Sept. 3d, in her ninety-fifth year. She was born in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Oct. 11th, 1785. Marrying James Calkins, they removed first in 1823, to western New York, and in 1843 to Milwaukee. Col. E. A, Calkins is her son.


Mrs. J. W. Cameron
Source: Marshfield Times (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Friday, 1 Dec. 1905; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Messages received in this city Tuesday announced the death of Mrs. J. W. Cameron, wife of the well known Wood county lumberman now deceased, at Pasadena, California, Mrs. Cameron died at 9:30 Monday morning. The remains will be brought to Milwaukee for interment and the funeral will probably be held Sunday.


Z. Canby
Source: Weekly Wisconsin Patriot (Madison) 12 Jan 1861; transcribed by Mary Dutcher 

Died: At Milwaukee, W. W. Caswell and Z. Canby, by the falling of the walls of a building at the late fire.


Matt H. Carpenter
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 477; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1881 - Hon. Matt. H. Carpenter died in Washington, D. C., Feb. 24th. Born at Mooretown, Vt., Dec. 22, 1824, he was two years at West Point as a cadet from 1843 to 1845; read law with Hon. Paul Dillingham, and admitted to the bar in 1847, when he became an assistant in the office of Hon. Rufus Choate, of Boston. In 1848, he was admitted to practice in the supreme court of Massachusetts, and immediately thereafter located at Beloit, Wis. In 1852, he was elected district-attorney of Rock County; and in 1856 he was one of Gov. Barstow's counsel in his contest with Gov. Bashford. In 1858, he removed to Milwaukee. In 1969, he was elected to the U. S. senate, serving six years; and in 1879, was again chosen for the senate. He was a master in oratory, and took rank with our foremost statesmen. “For a man,” said the “Sunday Telegraph,” “ Who has occupied so distinguished a place in State and national affairs, the mere facts of his life and his education, the places of his residence, the incidents of his career, were notably small in number and of minor importance. But no man in the nation has lived so much in so short a time.”



Patrick Carthy
Source: The Milwaukee Journal, Jan 1, 1884 - Submitted by K.T.

Patrick Carthy, a brother-in-law of Sergeant Shaughnessy, died at his home in Wauwatosa at 7 o'clock this morning, aged 73 years. Mr. Carthy came to Milwaukee in 1837, and was one of the original eighteen members of St. Peter's church. Funeral Friday morning at 9 o'clock at the residence. Services at Holy Name church at 10 o'clock.

Joseph Cary
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 458; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1880 - Joseph Cary, of Milwaukee, died at Chicago, March 18th, at seventy-two years of age. Born in Litchfield, Herkimer County, New York, March 18th, 1808, he settled in Milwaukee in 1836, where he became a well-known business man.


David Castleman
Source: Milwaukee Sentinel (9 Oct. 1838) submitted by Erica Beatty

In this town on the 4th inst. David the infant son of Dr. A. L. Castleman, aged 3 months and 8 days.


W. W. Caswell
Source: Weekly Wisconsin Patriot (Madison) 12 Jan 1861; transcribed by Mary Dutcher 

Died: At Milwaukee, W. W. Caswell and Z. Canby, by the falling of the walls of a building at the late fire.



Mrs. Adam Costello
Source: The Milwaukee Journal, Jan 5, 1884 - Submitted by K.T.

Mrs. Adam Costello, 250 Wells street, died last night, aged 72 years. The deceased had been in poor health for thirty years.

Charles Cottrell
Source: The Waukesha Freeman (Thursday 23 Jan. 1913) page 6; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Charles Cottrell, one of the oldest employes of the Milwaukee road, having been in the service as engineer for the past forty years, was stricken with apoplexy Saturday morning, Jan 11, and passed away soon after.
Charles Cottrell was born in New York sixty-five years ago and a few years later came with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cottrell, to Oconomowoc, being among the earliest settlers of the community. He was married Feb. 7, 1883, at Sun Prairie to Miss Nellie Britton and they made their home in Milwaukee until eight years ago, when they went to Oconomowoc to reside. Mr. Cottrell is survived by wife and one daughter, Miss Lois, and a sister, Miss Adelaide Cottrell, Oconomowoc.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the residence with interment in La Belle cemetery.


John Crawford
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 480; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1881 - Gen. John Crawford died at Wauwatosa, March 25th in his eighty-eighth year. He was born at Worcestor, Mass., December 4th, 1792, and spent his early years as a sailor on the St. Lawrence. Settling in St. Lawrence County, New York, He was promoted through all grades from captain in the militia to major-general. He came to Milwaukee in 1836; was a member of the Territorial legislature in 1845; a member of the assembly in 1854. In 1866 he was chosen supervisor at large for Milwaukee County, and held at different times several less important offices. He was a man of great integrity of character.


James Crowley
Source: The Ludington Record (Ludington, MI) – Thursday, January 25, 1883; submitted by Jim Dezotell

On Tuesday of last week, James Crowley was apprised by telegraph of his father’s death, by inflammatory rheumatism, at the age of 78. Deceased had been a resident of Granville, Wisconsin, for many years and has held many offices of trust. He was esteemed as one of the reliable men of the community, and was followed to the grave by a long line of old friends and sympathizers. The services were conducted at the Catholic church, Thursday at 2 o’clock, by rev. Father Shaverly, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery at Granville. Mr. Crowley and wife returned home on Saturday last.


H. O. Darling
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (29 Dec. 1898) submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Broadhead, Wis., Dec 19 (Special) H. O. Darling, a prominent merchant of this city, died last evening of heart trouble. The remains will probably be taken to Rockford, Ill., for burial.


George M. Davenport
Source: Northern Journal (Lowville, NY) Thursday, 6 Sept. 1838; transcribed by Jim Dezotell

Died
In Milwaukee, Wisconsin Territory, on the 2[8?]th ult., Mr. George M. Davenport, aged 21 years, late of Watertown, Jeff. County, N.Y.



Joseph T. Davern
Source: The Milwaukee Journal, Jan 2, 1884 - Submitted by K.T.

Died, Jan 1, 1884. Joseph T. Davern, son of Patrick and Mary Davern. Funeral from the residence 320 Orchard street, Thursday at 2 o'clock.

John Phillipp Dieterle (Estate)
Source: Milwaukee Journal (Milwaukee, Wis.) Wednesday, 11 May 1949; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

An estate of $456,786 in personal property was left by John Phillipp Dieterle, 23, who was killed in a highway crash last May 21. …..

Dieterle was a grandson of the late Gov. Emanuel L. Philipp and had inherited a portion of his estate. He was the son of Dr. John O. Dieterle, 7205 N. Barnett lane, Fox Point. He was killed in a collision of three vehicles in Waukesha county while driving home from Knox college, Galesburg, Ill. He had resumed his schooling after three years in military service.
……
Dieterle left one-fourth of his estate to his cousins, Cyrus P. Knowles, 11, and Paul S. Knowles, 16, of Old Brookville, Long Island, N.Y.; one-eighth to the Milwaukee County chapter of the American Red Cross, in memory of his grandmother, Mrs. Emanuel I. Philipp, who lives at 1082 E. Lilac lane; one-sixteenth to a friend, William E. Brown, 5421 E. Idlewild av., and the remainder to his father.


George C. Dousman
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 437; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1879 - George C. Dousman died in Milwaukee, May 31st, at the age of sixty years. He was a native of Mackinaw, and one of the pioneers of Milwaukee. In 1860, he was chosen city clerk, and served five successive terms. He was then elected a member of the county board, and was made president of that body. From 1869 to 1872, he served as county auditor. He was subsequently car agent of one of the railroad companies.


George D. Dousman
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 433; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1879 - George D. Dousman died at Wauwatosa, March 15th, in the seventy-second year of his age. He was born at Mackinaw in June, 1807, and settled at Milwaukee in 1835, where he remained many years in business, and at length retired to farm life. He belonged to a distinguished pioneer family of Mackinaw.


Fred Downer Sr.
Source: Cudahy Times (Cudahy, Wis.) Sunday, 24 Dec. 1893; submitted by FoFG (MZ)

St. Francis Column
Fred Downer, Sr., an old resident of the town of Lake, died last Monday, at the age of sixty-eight years and four months. A large number of friends and relatives attended the funeral, which was held from the family residence to Forest Home cemetery, Wednesday at 2 o'clock in the afternoon.


Pliny Drake
Source: Milwaukee Sentinel (10 Apr. 1838) submitted by Erica Beatty

In this town, on Friday last, Mr. Pliny Drake, aged about 40 years.


George C. Dutcher
Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel (26 Apr 1931) transcribed by Mary Dutcher

Geo. Dutcher Burial to be Held Monday
Services to Be Conducted at Holy Rosary Church
While hundreds of his wide circle of friends gather Monday to pay final honors at the funeral of George C. Dutcher, 46, prominent trial lawyer, noted justices, well known attorneys and leaders of fraternal organizations will serve as pallbearers.  

Mr. Dutcher died Saturday in St. Mary's hospital, a week after an operation for appendicitis.  

Vigil will be paid at his bier in the Weiss funeral parlors Sunday night by the Knights of Columbus, and Monday at 9 a.m. in the Holy Rosary Catholic church, when the last rites begin, the Knights and the Arthur Kerlin post, No. 16, American Legion, will furnish escorts.  

Friend of Judges
Supreme Court Justices Oscar M. Fritz and Edward T. Fairchild, his close friends, will be honorary pallbearers, as will all the circuit and county and civil judges before whom he practices for many years.  

The Catholic order will send as its tribute Deputy Grand Knight Mark Pfaller, Judges Francis J. Jennings and George A. Shaughnessy, Walter Abel, Richard J. Hennessey, Thomas H. Manning and Martin J. Brennan.  

Three widely known Milwaukee attorneys--William Sullivan, Arthur O'Connor and Frank Fawcett, his law partners--will be the active pallbearers. Others will be Claude C. Manly, newspaper reporter; T.J. Pringle, president of the Milwaukee Casket company, and Edward Fitzgerald, investment broker.  

Had Important Cases.
In the list of honorary pallbearers are to be Circuit Judges Daniel W. Sullivan, John C. Kleezka, Walter Schunz, Charles L. Aarons, John G. Gregory, Otto Breidenbach, August E. Braun and Gustave G. Gehrz; County Judges John C. Karel and Michael Sheridan, and Civil Judges Michael Blenski, Carl Runge, A. J. Hedding, Edward Gausewitz, Joseph Cordes, and Henry Cummings.  

Mr. Dutcher's death closed a legal career which had reached its height during the last year. His recent practice was associated with much important litigation that was tried in the courts of Milwaukee county and in the state supreme court at Madison.  

Several months ago he attracted wide attention in his legal battle for Mrs. Malda Bloedel, whose husband, Walter, a jeweler, tried twice to win a divorce. Mr. Dutcher successfully defended his client aginst a battery of six of Milwaukee's most prominent lawyers. A year ago he won a $60,000 will contest against bitter opposition.  

Cudahy City Attorney
Admitted to the bar of Minnesota in January, 1909, and to the bar of Wisconsin in July of the same year, Mr. Dutcher practiced in Milwaukee for 21 years. In 1910 he was elected city attorney of Cudahy, serving until 1922, when private practice forced his resignation. In his early years as a lawyer, Mr. Dutcher was associated with William B. Rubin, in the firm of Rubin, Fawcett & Dutcher.  

Mr. Dutcher was born at Appleton, Wis. He was the son of William and Helen Gillick Dutcher, natives of Milwaukee county, and descendants of families that came to America from Holland before the revolution.  

After attending public and parochial schools at Appleton, Mr. Dutcher came to Milwaukee and entered Marquette university, later attending the law school at Georgetown university in Washington, D.C.  

All-American Player
At both schools he distinguished himself at football, being selected in his senior year at Georgetown for all-American honors. His knowledge of football was such that when he graduated he became gridiron coach for St. Thomas' college in St. Paul, for a year.  

During the World war Mr. Dutcher enlisted and served at Camp Zachary Taylor, where he was discharged in 1918 with the rank of first lieutenant of artillery.  

He was a member of the Arthur Kerlin post, No. 16 of the American Legion, the Knights of Columbus, the Wisconsin club, the Athletic club and the Eagles. He was also a member of the Milwaukee, Wisconsin and American Bar associations.  

Mr. Dutcher was married to Miss Margaret Mabel Meagher in 1911 and she is his only survivor. Mr. and Mrs. Dutcher lived at 481 E. North av.  

Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Holy Cross cemetery.


Donald Ehlert
Source: Daily Tribune (Wisconsin Rapids, Wood County, Wis.) Thursday, 25 Mar. 2000

Donald Ehlert, 66, of 2521 Lake Ave., passed away Sunday, March 19, 2000, at Riverview Hospital.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel at Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, King.

Donald was born Nov. 10, 1933, in Milwaukee, to Albert and Sophie (Barnert) Ehlert. He married Patricia Jeka June 11, 1955, in Milwaukee.

He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. His past employment included serving as a police officer, foundry worker and most recently, prior to his retirement, as a maintenance engineer at Nekoosa Corp.

Donald enjoyed the Green Bay Packers, fishing, hunting and baseball. He was a devoted father and grandfather.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia; three daughters, Judy (Bill) Quinnell, Wisconsin Rapids, and Pamela Ehlert [part of the text was missing at the time of transcription]

chapel in King from 10:30-11 a.m. Friday.

Ritchay Funeral Home, Wisconsin Rapids, is in charge of all arrangements.


Eugene Stanhope Elliott
Source: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1901-1902, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler

1865 – EUGENE STANHOPE ELLIOTT. Born, Aug. 13, 1842, Lowell, Ill. Son of Rev. George W. and Susan C. Elliott. Judge Elliott received his preliminary education in the public schools of Milwaukee, and subsequently became a teacher in the second ward school, and principal of the ninth ward school. In 1860 he entered Dartmouth. In the second year of his college course he enlisted in the First Rhode Island cavalry and served as a private soldier for three months, taking part in the stirring campaign in the Shenandoah valley and the Battle of Antietam. He never returned to college, but his standing there was such that the college authorities in 1896 unanimously voted him his diploma and degree of A.B. When he was mustered out of the army, he returned to Milwaukee and began the study of law, but shortly afterwards he became manager of a branch of R.G. Dunn & Co.’s commercial agency. Some years later he purchased a half interest in the Milwaukee Journal of Commerce, a weekly trade paper, of which he and Henry A. Chittenden, Jr., were joint editors. In 1872, after he had sold his interest in the paper, he resumed the study of law and in 1876 he was admitted to the Bar. From that time until he took his seat upon the Bench, in January, 1900, he was constantly engaged in the active practice of his profession. In 1886 Judge Elliott was elected city attorney upon the Republican ticket, and he was reelected in 1888. In 1890 he was renominated for the same office, but was defeated. Judge Elliott, though never a partisan in any narrow or unfair sense, was always a strong and consistent Republican, and stood high in the councils of his party. In 1896 he was elected delegate-at-large to the national Republican convention, which assembled in that year at St. Louis and nominated William McKinley for President, and in the same year his name was before the state convention as a candidate for Governor, but, largely owing to lack of personal effort in his own behalf, he failed to receive the nomination. In the spring of 1899 Judge Elliott was elected judge of the circuit court. He took his seat upon the Bench January 2, 1900, just two years before the date of his death.

Judge Elliott’s favorite recreations were chess and whist. He was known throughout the entire country as the father of the American Whist League. In 1875 he assisted in organizing the Milwaukee Whist Club, and it was chiefly due to his efforts that sixteen years later the American Whist League was formed, of which he was president for three successive terms. He died while engaged in a game of whist. Judge Elliott was a Mason of high degree.

Died, January 2, 1902, of heart disease, at Milwaukee, Wis.

Married, Katherine B. Dousmann of Milwaukee, 1865, who with a son and two daughters survives him.


Mrs. Engel
Source: Cudahy Times (Cudahy, Wis.) Sunday, 17 Dec. 1893; submitted by FoFG (MZ)

Mrs. Engel, an old and respected resident of St. Francis, died last Tuesday, after having reached the age of 73. Mrs. Engel was born in Germany from which country she came early in the forties, and settled at St. Francis. She is mourned by three children, Mrs. Katie Casper, of Kenosha, Matthew Engel and Mary Engel.

A number of relatives and friends from other places attended the funeral, which was held from the residence of her son on the Chicago road. Services were held in the Sacred Heart church, after which the remains were conveyed to their final resting place.


Mrs. Fred Faulkner
Source: The Milwaukee Journal, Jan 5, 1884 - Submitted by K.T.

Bay View: Mrs. Fred Faulkner's funeral took place to-day.



Edward Fitch
Source: The Milwaukee Journal, Jan 3, 1884 - Submitted by K.T.

The funeral of the late Ned Fitch will take place from the family residence, Waverly place, tomorrow at 2 p.m., the Rev. C.S. Lester of St. Paul's church, officiating. Friends are invited to the residence. The burial, at Forest Home, will be private.

The Milwaukee Journal, Jan 4, 1884

Funeral of Edward Fitch
The last sad rights pertaining to the burial of Edward Fitch were observed this afternoon. The casket was of plain broadcloth, the only relief to which were the massive silver handles, and the plate, upon which was inscribed the name of the deceased. The funeral cortege left the family residence at 2 o'clock, the final and impressive words of the Episcopal burial service being pronounced by the Rev. C.S. Lester at the grave. There were but few floral tributes owing to the general respect shown to the wishes of the family, who had expressed themselves to that effect. The bearers were Robt. Elliot, Jr., Robt. Tweedy, Chas. Redfield, Wm. Colbron, Geo. Russell and Spencer Haley(?)


Captain John Fitzgerald
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 6 Oct. 1903; submitted by Marla Zwakman

Milwaukee, Aug. 22. – Captain John Fitzgerald, president of the Milwaukee ship yards and well known all over the lakes, died at his home in this city at an early hour this morning after a brief illness.


Carl S. Flink (30 Sept. 1893 – 26 Apr. 1960)
Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Apr. 1960; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Colby – Funeral services for Carl S. Flink, 66, former town of Unity farmer, will be conducted at Trinity Lutheran Church, Unity, at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Robert Langseth officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

Mr. Flink lived in the town of Unity from his birth, Sept. 30, 1893, until 1943 when he moved to Milwaukee.

He had been living in Milwaukee but was at his farm home in the town of Unity the past few days to attend the spring planting. He was found dead in his farmhouse by neighbors yesterday morning.

Coroner Robert Lulloff, Neillsville, said death was apparently caused by a heart attack and occurred Tuesday afternoon.

Mr. Flink served as chairman of the town of Unity, a member of the School Board and assessor for the township before moving to Milwaukee.

He married the former Mary Bennett at Prentice on Jan. 21, 1920. She survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Norman, Marshfield, and Marvin, Milwaukee; three brothers, William and John, both of Minneapolis, and Oscar, Milwaukee; one sister, Mrs. Ella Stark, Unity; and three grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Lulloff Funeral Home, Colby, beginning this evening.


Dennis Flink
Source: Milwaukee Journal (Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis.) Saturday, 25 May 1979; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Stevens Point, Wis. – A Cudahy man was killed Friday night in the state’s first reported holiday weekend highway accident.

Portage County authorities said Dennis Flink, 21, of 5065 S. Nicholson Ave., was killed about 11:25 p.m. Friday when his car and a truck collided on Highway 10 about three miles east of Amherst.

The truck driver, Harold Zimmerman, 37, of Appleton, was not hurt, authorities said. Flink was alone.


Lorraine Flink (25 June 1909 – 29 Sept. 1974)
Source: newspaper unknown; contributed by Ron Flink & transcribed by Marla Zwakman

UNITY — Services for Lorraine Flink, 63, of Milwaukee, a former Unity resident, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Lulloff Funeral Home in Colby. Mr. Flink died Sunday at Columbia Hospital in Milwaukee following a lingering illness.

The Rev. Kenneth A. Dix, pastor of the First United Church of Christ in Colby, will officiate at the Wednesday service. Burial will follow in the Trinity Lutheran cemetery, Unity.

Visitations may be made at the.Lulloff Funeral Home beginning today (Tuesday).

Mr. Flink was born June 25, 1909, at Unity and was employed as a car dealer in
Milwaukee. He was married October, 1929, to the former Gladys Safemaster, who preceded him in death Jan. 5, 1968.

Survivors include a son, Leroy, Milwaukee; three daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Darlene) Willle, Port Washington, Mrs. Ronald (Donna) Baldwin, Saukvllle, and Mrs. Alvin (Ramona) Hegemann, Waterford; a brother, Conrad, Colby, four sisters, Mrs. Warren Fuller and Mrs. Peter Wootos, both of Chicago, Mrs. Frank Obernberger, Spencer, and Mrs. Bernard Tesmer, Colby, and 18 grandchildren.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his wife, were a brother and a sister.


Marvin C. Flink
Source: newspaper unknown; contributed by Ron Flink & transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Marvin C Flink, 58, of 1229 S. 18th St., Milwaukee, died of a heart attack Saturday at his home.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary Flink, Milwaukee, formerly of Marshfield; and a brother, Norman Flink, Marshfield.

The funeral was Monday evening at Altstadt Funeral Home, Milwaukee.
Graveside services were at 2 p.m. today at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Unity.

Mr. Flink was an accountant for Falk Corp., Milwaukee. He never married. He was affiliated with the Eagles and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

*** Note: Marvin C. Flink was born 26 Sept. 1922 and died 23 May 1981 according to family records.


William C. Frazier
Source: Wisconsin Enquirer (8 Nov. 1838) submitted by Erica Beatty

In Milwaukee, on the 18th ult the Hon. William C. Frazier, Associate Judge of the Supreme Court of the Territory of Wisconsin.


Clara W. Freeman
Source: Milwaukee Sentinel (11 Sept. 1850) transcribed by Mary Dutcher

Died: Also, Aug. 29, Clara W. only child of Kasson and Lodemia Freeman, aged 13 months and nine days. Buffalo papers please copy.


Abraham Rice Gale
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 436; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1879 - Abraham Rice Gale, a native of New York, died at Gales' Landing, Oconto Co., April 30th, aged sixty-nine years. He was among the early pioneers of Milwaukee, and afterwards resided in Waukesha and Oshkosh.


Samuel Gardner
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 452; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1880 - Prof. Samuel Gardner died when on a visit to Detroit, Jan. 15th, aged sixty-three years. About 1848 he was a prominent business man of Milwaukee; he devised rock-crushers for the mines, and other machinery. Devoting his attention to electricity, he became so
proficient in the science as to attain the position of government electrician, which he filled for several years, and at the time of his death.


Dietrich Geiger
Source: Milwaukee Sentinel (Milwaukee, Wis.) Sunday, 31 Jan. 1943; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Dietrich Geiger, 73, a retired wholesale grocer, died Saturday at his home, 4050 N. 15th st. He had been in business for 44 years in the George Geiger Co. He retired in 1927.

Mr. Geiger was a lifelong member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran church where he served as an elder and trustee until early in January when he retired because of his health. Surviving are three daughters, Mildred and Dorothy Geiger of Milwaukee; Mrs. Marie Toppe, Algoma, Wis.; a son, Walter, Milwaukee; a brother, Edward, Beverly Hills, Calif., and four sisters, Mrs. Mary Neils, Portland, Ore., Mrs. Anna Knoll, Mrs. Sarah Reimann and Veronica Geiger, all of Milwaukee.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Schmidt and Bartelt chapel, 5050 W. Vliet st., and later at St. John’s church where the Rev. John Brenner will officiate. The body will be at the chapel after 11 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in Graceland cemetery.


Selma Geiger
Source: Milwaukee Journal (Milwaukee, Wis.) Wednesday, 11 June 1941; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Mrs. Selma Geiger, 62, wife of Dietrich Geiger, former president of George Geiger & Co., wholesale grocers, died at her home, 4050 N. 15th st. Tuesday.

Born in La Crosse, Mrs. Geiger had lived in Milwaukee for many years. Her husband retired from business in 1927. Survivors are her husband, two daughters, Dorothy and Mrs. Marie Toppe; a step-daughter, Mildred Geiger, and a son, Walter, all of Milwaukee.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Schmidt & Bartelt chapel, 5050 W. Vliet st., and about 2 p.m. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran church. Burial will be in Graceland cemetery.



Mary Gelhaar
Source: The La Crosse Tribune, March 10, 1905 page 2, Sparta, Wisconsin] - Submitted by Diana Heser Morse

FAILURE TO INHERIT MONEY CAUSES HER SUICIDE
Milwaukee, March 10. - Despondent over her failure to inherit property which an aunt had promised to will to her, Mrs. Mary Gelhaar, 144 Tomah street, committed suicide yesterday by taking carbolic acid. She died shortly after 3 o'clock yesterday morning. Mrs. Gelhaar, who was 31 years of age, separated from her husband a year ago, and made her home with an aunt who on many occasions told her that she would become her heir. While the aunt adopted Mrs. Gelhaar, the act never was made legal, and on her death, no will being found, the property reverted to her surviving sisters, as next of kin. Mrs. Gelhaar laid her case before a lawyer and when he gave her no hope she told her sisters she would commit suicide.


William Gerlach
Source: The Milwaukee Journal, Jan 7, 1884 - Sub. by K.T.

The funeral of the late Wm. Gerlach, president of the Cream City Brewing company, was held at the family residence, 8?3 Chestnut street, this afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. Wm. Geyer, of the Evangelical Trinity church.

Clarence F. Getzlaff & Esau Bernstein
Source: The Sheboygan Press (Sheboygan, Wis.) Tuesday, 24 Jan. 1933; submitted by Jim Dezotell

Two Men Killed In Auto Accident

Milwaukee – Esau Bernstein, vice president of the Sunshine Dairy company, Milwaukee, and Clarence F. Getzlaff, a business associate, were killed last night when an automobile in which they were returning from Chicago crashed into the rear of a truck on Highway 41 south of here.

Deputy sheriffs said the truck owned by the M. and M. Fowarding company of Chicago and driven by John Maters, Milwaukee was traveling in the right traffic lane and was properly lighted.


Clarence F. Getzlaff
Source: The Milwaukee Journal (Milwaukee, Wis.) Tuesday, 24 Jan. 1933; submitted by Jim Dezotell

GETZLAFF Clarence F., beloved husband of Alma Getzlaff (nee Wangern), father of Robert W. and Bernice, son of Minnie Getzlaff, son-in-law of William Wangern; is survived by 3 sisters, 3 brothers and other relatives, died Monday Jan. 23 age 38 years. Funeral services Thursday, Jan. 26. 2 p.m. at [illegible] & S [illegible] W. Butler and N. 48th [illegible]. Interment Pinelawn Memorial Park.
 


Emil C. Getzlaff
Source: The Milwaukee Journal (Milwaukee, Wis.) Sunday, 12 Apr. 1914; submitted by Jim Dezotell

Emil C. Getzlaff, beloved husband of Minnie Getzlaff, nee Soltwedel, died Saturday, April 11, at 4:20 p.m., at the age of 47 years, 9 months. Funeral Wednesday, April 15, at 2 p.m., from residence, 944 Eleventh st. Interment at Union cemetery.


Herbert Getzlaff
Source: The Milwaukee Journal (Milwaukee, Wis.) Saturday, 9 Mar. 1935; submitted by Jim Dezotell

Getzlaff, Herbert, 1311 E. Kane Pl. beloved husband of Inez (nee Risch), father of Florence Foster and Ethel Getzlaff, son of Minnie Getzlaff and brother of Walter, Clara, Martha, Agnes and Oscar, also survived by 1 son-in-law, aged 43 years. Funeral Monday, Mar. 11, at 2 p.m., at the funeral home of August Kaufmann, 936 W. Center St. Interment Union cemetery.


Minnie Getzlaff
Source: The Milwaukee Journal (Milwaukee, Wis.) Saturday, 15 June 1946; submitted by Jim Dezotell

Getzlaff, Minnie (nee Soltwedel) 4416 N. Bartlett av., aged 76, beloved mother of Walter, Oscar, Clara Stattner, Martha Koch and Agnes Blankenheim; also survived by 2 sisters, daughter-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren. Funeral services Mon. June 17 at 2 p.m., at Evangelical Lutheran Bethesda church, N. 11th and W. Chambers Sts. Interment Union cemetery. In state at the August Kaufmann Funeral Home, 936 W. Center St. from 10 a.m. Sun. until 10 a.m. Mon., and at the church from 11 a.m. until time of service.


Oscar A. Getzlaff
Source: The Milwaukee Journal (Milwaukee, Wis.) Wednesday, 18 Dec. 1968; submitted by Jim Dezotell

Oscar A. Getzlaff, 64, vice-president of a stone cutting firm, died of a heart attack Tuesday night. He was pronounced dead at county general hospital after being stricken in his home at 4530 W. Spencer pl.

Mr. Getzlaff, who was associated with the P. Schmidt Cut Stone Co. for 38 years, gained wide recognition as an architectural stone draftsman. He created intricate decorative patterns for many of the city’s churches, including St. Robert, Christ King and St. Catherine’s Catholic churches.

In 1962 he received an award from the Wisconsin chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Mr. Getzlaff also was a charter member of the Milwaukee Musicians’ union and maintained his membership in the union for more than 25 years. He played saxophone with many Milwaukee bands.

Mr. Getzlaff was a member of the Henry L. Palmer Masonic lodge, Palmer chapter of the Royal Arch Masons, Tripoli Shrine and the De Molay Legion of Honor.

Survivors include his wife, Edna; a daughter, Mrs. John F. Steddick, Grosse Isle, Mich., and two sisters, Mrs. Mathias Blankenheim, West Allis, and Mrs. Byeria Newton, Columbus, Ohio.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Harder funeral home, 4217 W. Fond du Lac av. Members of the Palmer lodge will also conduct the services in the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

The body will be at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Wisconsin Memorial Park.

Source: The Milwaukee Journal (Milwaukee, Wis.) Wednesday, 18 Dec. 1968

Oscar A. Getzlaff, of 4530 W. Spencer pl. at the age of 64 years, beloved husband of Edna (nee Schultz), father of Carol Steddick of Grosse Isle, Mich., also survived by 1 son-in-law John F. Steddick, 1 grandson, Michael John; 2 sisters, Agnes Blankenheim of West Allis and Martha Newton of Columbus, Ohio; son-in-law of Martha Schultz, sisters-in-law, brothers in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral Fri., Dec. 20 at 2:30 p.m. at the Harder Funeral Home, 4217 W. Fond du Lac av. Interment Wisconsin Memorial Park. In state after 4 p.m. Thurs. Member of Henry I. Palmer lodge No. 301, F. and A.M. Henry I. Palmer chapter No. 87 R.A.M.; Wisconsin consistory, Tripoli Shrine and De Molay legion of honor, Henry I. Palmer lodge N. 301 F. and A.M. will conduct services Thurs. evening at 7:30 p.m.


Robert W. Getzlaff
Source: The Milwaukee Journal (Milwaukee, Wis.) Tuesday, 14 Sept. 1943; submitted by Jim Dezotell

Veteran of Buna Battle Gets Purple Heart

Lieut. Robert W. Getzlaff, 23, formerly of Milwaukee, has been awarded the Purple Heart. He is recuperating in an Australian hospital from wounds received in action in New Guinea.

Lieut. Getzlaff was listed as one of the heroes of the battle of Buna in a dispatch to The Journal in December, 1942. His commanding officer praised him for “excellent mortar work.”

Lieut. Getzlaff was called to active service with the Wisconsin national guard in October, 1940. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Howard of Platteville. His wife, Jean, lives at Madison. His grandmother, Mrs. Minnie Getzlaff, and aunt, Mrs. John Stattner, jr., live at 4416 N. Bartlett av.


Leticious Gillespie
Source: Milwaukee Sentinel (8 May 1838) submitted by Erica Beatty

At Root River, on the 26th March Leticious Gillespie, aged 17. On the 7th April, Sarah Griffith, daughter of Silas Griffith, aged 14.


Henry Goldfuss
Source: Milwaukee Sentinel (Milwaukee, Wis.) 10 Dec. 1953; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Services for Henry Goldfuss, 95, of 2552 N. 35th St., a salesman for the T. C. Esser Co. 58 years before his retirement four years ago, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Krause Chapel, 2823 W. Fond du Lac Av. The Rev. Robert R. Anderson, pastor of the Luthean Church of the Reformation, will officiate. Burial will be in Pinelawn Memorial Park. Mr. Goldfuss died Monday at Deaconess Hospital. He was born in Springfield, Ill., and lived in Milwaukee since he was a young man.


Lavinia Goodell
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 459; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1880 - Miss Lavinia Goodell died at Milwaukee, March 30th, at the age of forty-one years. A native of Utica, N.Y., when quite young she assisted her father in editing an anti-slavery paper, and publicly aided in all efforts tending to the elevation of her sex. She was at one
time connected with the editorial staff of “Harper's Bazaar.” In 1874 she returned to Wisconsin, studying law at Janesville. Her application to be admitted to practice in the supreme court at Madison in 1879, and her able argument in her own behalf, attracted wide
attention. Her plea was granted. During her brief career in the profession, she proved her capacity and industry to make a successful member of the bar.


Nona Amanda Sophie Graf
Source: Daily Tribune (Wisconsin Rapids, Wood County, Wis.) Thursday, 25 Mar. 2000

FRIENDSHIP – Nona Amanda Sophie Graf, 75, died Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at Adams County Memorial Hospital.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Roseberry's Funeral Home. The Rev. John Krebs will officiate. Burial will be in Fordam Cemetery.

Mrs. Graf was born Sept. 17, 1924, in Milwaukee, to Adolph and Ida (Marlow) Greuel. She married Ralph J. Graf Oct. 19, 1940, in Milwaukee.

She and her husband moved to Adams County in 1964. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons, Dennis, of Friendship, and Dale (Nancy), of Menomonee Falls; one daughter, Dorine (Frank) Zindars, Oconomowoc; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Marie Savarino, South Milwaukee, and Lenore Lewis, Lapeer, Mich. She was predeceased by
her husband, one daughter (Sandra Graf), four brothers (Edward, Herbert, Harold and Walter) and three sisters (Leona, Edna and La Verne).

Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. – l . p.m. Friday.


John Gregory
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 466; transcribed by LaDena Livingston


1880 - John Gregory died in Milwaukee, August 4th, at the great age of ninety-six years. He was born near Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland, in 1784. He received a good education, and became a fine classical scholar. He was devoted to natural science and mechanics; but he spent his life in civil engineering. At one time he was president of the Dublin Academical Institute, and afterwards president of the Dublin College of Engineering, Mining, and Agriculture. He was the author of a work on “The Philosophy and Practice of Arithmetic;”
and, at the instance of the board of education, prepared a series of text-books for the use of the Irish National Schools. He subsequently had published a work on “Engineering and Surveying.” He was tendered, but did nor accept, the position of royal astronomer, and
inspector of Irish railroads; and he declined an offer from Emperor Nicholas of Russia, to superintend the construction of railroads in that empire. But for a sudden change of administration, he would have been knighted for his many scientific services. He came to
Milwaukee in 1850, and two years subsequently published an important work on the “Industrial Resources of Wisconsin,” of which a new edition was afterwards issued. Tall in person, and of commanding appearance, he was not only a striking, but a remarkable character.



Ernest Hahn
Source: The Milwaukee Journal, Jan 3, 1884. Submitted by K.T.

Nobody is Blamed. The Accident by which Hahn Lost His Life Unavoidable
The coroner's inquest of the case of Ernest Hahn, the carpenter who was killed yesterday by falling from a new building on Seventh street, a distance of nearly fifty feet, resulted in the decision that the accident was purely unavoidable and that no blame attaches to anyone.

Stephen Haight
Source: Milwaukee Sentinel (5 Mar. 1839) submitted by Erica Beatty

At Oak Creek on the 19th ult., Stephen, son of John T., and Elizabeth Haight, aged seven.


Charles A. Hamilton
Source: Milwaukee Sentinel (1 Dec. 1901) (special dispatch to the sentinel) - submitted by Diana Heser Morse

COL. HAMILTON DIES IN FLORIDA
Milwaukee Soldier and Jurist Passes Away Surrounded by His Friends
Wife and Niece with Him
Death Results From a Wound Received on the Battle Field During Civil War
Daytona, Fla., Nov. 30 --- Charles A. Hamilton, formerly judge of the circuit court of Milwaukee county, Wisconsin, and for forty years a resident of that city, died at his winter home in this place last evening. His death is attributed to wounds he received at the battle of Gainesville, while commanding the Seventh Wisconsin Volunteer infantry during the war of the rebellion, and from which he has been a constant sufferer.
Mrs. Hamilton was with Colonel Hamilton when he died, as was also a niece and a large circle of friends who are spending the winter in Florida.
The body accompanied by Mrs. Hamilton will reach Milwaukee at 11 o'clock, Monday morning, over the Milwaukee road. Funeral services will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal church, Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.
Charles Apthrope Hamilton, son of John C. and grandson of Alexander Hamilton, first secretary of the treasury of the United States, was born July 23, 1826, at Saratoga Springs, N. Y.; was educated in private schools in New York city; went to England in his 17th year; spent twelve months there and six in Germany. Returning to New York he entered the law office of Martin Zabriskle as a student, and after three years' preparation, was admitted to the bar in Putnam county, New York. In the fall of 1851 he came to Milwaukee, and was associated with Jonathan E. Arnold. later, however, he entered, in the fall of 1857, the office of Emmons & Van Dyke, leading practitioners in admiralty, commercial and probate cases, and subsequently became one of the firm.
In August, 1861, he was appointed major of the Seventh regiment of Wisconsin volunteer infantry and spent the fall and winter at Arlington Heights, during which time he was promoted to the Lieutenant colonelcy of the regiment. Upon the movement of the army of the Potomac to the peninsula, the regiment remained with King's division of McDowell's corps in front of Washington, and, after Banks' defeat at Cedar mountain, made a forced march from Fredericksburg to the battlefield, and then fell back with Pope's army, withdrawing toward Warrenton.
Late on the 28th of August occurred the memorable battle between Gibbon's brigade and five brigades of Stonewall Jackson's corps, one of the bloodiest of the war. The colonel and major of the seventh Wisconsin were wounded early in the engagement and borne from the field. Lieutenant Colonel Hamilton assumed command, and under his orders the regiment executed a movement which has since become historic --- the finely disciplined battalion "changing front forward on tenth company" under heavy fire, with all the precision of the drill ground, and taking the assaulting column in flank. Here, pouring their volleys into the left of the enemy's massed battalions, Hamilton held his men, despite the fire of the Confederate batteries. As the only mounted officer left on that part of the field, he was most conspicuous. His horse, pierced by seven bullets, finally died under him, but not until darkness put an end to the battle and Hamilton had carefully withdrawn his regiment to the line occupied by the others of the brigade did he allow it to be known that he, too, was severely wounded. A rifle ball had pierced the right thigh and embedded itself deep in the left, despite which he had stood to his post throughout the fight.
Carried to Washington, he was there unsuccessfully operated upon by surgeon's who tried to extract the ball, but it remained a source of constant pain to his dying day. Late in October he rejoined his regiment, despite the severity of his wounds, and on the march they proved most troublesome. Near Fredericksburg he was confined to his tent by an abscess which appeared but when Burnside determined to attack the city Hamilton crossed the river in the surgeon's ambulance and took part in the battle on foot, commanding the regiment in the absence of the colonel, who was seriously ill.
Finding, however, that his wounds prevented his riding in saddle, he resigned from the service in March, 1863, returned to Milwaukee and rejoined his former partners, continuing the business with Mr. Emmons until July, 1873, when while his family was visiting Europe, he went to New York, remaining there until February, 1876. Then returning to Milwaukee he was later elected circuit judge and held this office for six years from the 1st of January, 1880. He then retired from the bench and ceased further practice of the profession.
In his work on the circuit bench Judge Hamilton was noted for diligence and dispatch of business, as well as careful and intelligent analysis of the cases presented. The business of the circuit had greatly increased with the population of the city.
Although the docket of the court was well loaded when he assumed office he cleared it and continued to keep it well cleared. Cases taken under advisement were not allowed to drag along indefinitely, but were promptly decided and the percentage of reversals by the supreme court was comparatively small. Following his retirement it was found necessary to create another court, the superior court, in order to relieve the circuit court of its excess of business, and later a second superior court was created.
Judge Hamilton will be buried at Forest Home, the pallbearers being chosen from among old associates of the bench, the bar and the army who survive him. He leaves a widow, but no children.


George Hansen
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Friday, 14 June 1889) transcribed by Marla Zwakman

George Hansen, a 13-year-old boy, was killed in a Milwaukee printing office by being caught in the engine fly wheel.


Herbert William Hasselkus
Source: Milwaukee Journal (Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis.) 19 Mar. 1973; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Herbert William Hasselkus, 53, secretary and vice president of Hasselkus Co., an industrial precision tool grinding firm, died Sunday at Lutheran Hospital of cancer of the pancreas.

Hasselkus, who lived at 2024 E. Newberry Blvd., had been ill for about a month.

Born in Shorewood, Hasselkus was graduated from Shorewood High School in 1936 and earned a bachelor of science degree in 1941 from the college of engineering at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

The firm, at 2558 N. 30th St., was owned by his father.

Hasselkus was a member of Luther Memorial Chapel and Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity. He was currently the president of the Settlers Club of Wisconsin.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn, and a brother, Erwin E., Fox Point.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Luther Memorial Chapel, 3833 N. Maryland Ave. Burial will be in Valhalla Memorial Park.


Julia Hasselkus
Source: Milwaukee Journal (Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis.) 18 Jan. 1939; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Miss Julia Hasselkus, 79, died Tuesday at the home of her brother, Erwin H., 4201 N. Murray av., Shorewood. A devotee of swimming.

Miss Hasselkus moved to Shorewood in 1905 from Milwaukee, and continued to spend summer days at the beach until she was 75. In addition to Erwin, she is survived by another brother, Alfred V., of Dousman. Funeral services will be held at the Fass chapel, 3601 E. Oakland av., Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Union cemetery.


Mildred A. Hasselkus
Source: Milwaukee Journal (Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis.) 12 July 1949; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Ill for several months, Mrs. Mildred A. Hasselkus, 40, died Monday at her home, 7626 N. Links Way, Fox Point. She was the wife of Erwin E. Hasselkus, vice-president and treasurer of the E. H. Hasselkus Co., manufacturers of precision grinders. She attended Shorewood high school and Milwaukee – Downer college. She taught Sunday school for years at Luther Memorial chapel, Shorewood. Mrs. Hasselkus helped found a Brownie troop at the Fox Point school. She served in various scout posts, most recently as east district chairman for county Girl Scout leaders.

Besides her husband, survivors are a son, Erwin; a daughter, Julie Suzann, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. Wilke, all of Milwaukee. Services will be held at the Fass funeral chapel, 3601 N. Oakland av., at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Richard Jesse of Luther Memorial chapel officiating. Burial will be in Valhalla cemetery.


Charles T. Hawley
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 - Charles T. Hawley accidentally shot himself, from which he died, at Milwaukee, February 17th, in his thirty-ninth year. Mr. Hawley was a ripe scholar, and superior botanist, and especially interested himself in the flora of Wisconsin-an early friend and student of the late learned scientist, I. A Lapham. He would make occasional trips through uninhabited portions of the State for the purpose of selection and observation; going to the head-waters of some principal river, and floating down the stream in his canoe, stopping whenever he wished, and penetrating inland to accomplish the object of his researches. Returning home with new and interesting botanical treasures, he would publish the results anonymously in some city paper. He contributed to magazines and reviews ably written upon the origin of our race. His death was a loss to Wisconsin and science.


Charles D. Helmer
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 436; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1879 - Rev. Charles D. Helmer, D.D., a native of Mohawk valley, died at Lockport, N.Y., April 28th, in his fifty-second year. He graduated at Union Theological Seminary in 1852; and had for several years, from 1859, been the able pastor of Plymouth Church, Milwaukee, and subsequently removed to Chicago. His health failing him, he returned to his former home at Lockport. He was a learned, eloquent and pious divine. His fine poem--”Paean to Oriskany”-- which he prepared for the occasion, was read at the Oriskany Centennial celebration, Aug. 6th, 1877, commemorating one of the sanguinary battles of the Revolution.


John Martin Henni
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 - Rev. John Martin Henni, archbishop of Milwaukee, died in that city, Sept. 7th, at the age of seventy-six years. He was born in Switzerland in 1805; visiting Bishop Fenwick, of Ohio, at Rome, in 1829, he was induced to accompany him on his return to America.
After a brief preparation at St. Joseph's College, at Bardstown, Ky., he was ordained to the priesthood. Serving as a missionary priest under Bishop Fenwick, he was elevated to the post of vicar-general of the see; and, in 1843, he was made bishop of Milwaukee, and entered upon his duties in May, 1844, and , in 1875, was named archbishop of Milwaukee. He was greatly beloved by his people.


Thomas Hess
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 469; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1880 - Thomas Hess, a well-known German musician, formerly of Milwaukee, died at Madison, Oct. 9th, in his eighty-seventh year.


Francis Heubachmann
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 458; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1880 - Hon. Francis Heubachmann died in Milwaukee, March 21st, at the age of sixty-three years. He was born in Thuringa, Germany, studied medicine at Jena, and settled in Milwaukee in 1842. He was a member of the constitutional convention in 1846; in 1848 a Cass presidential elector; in 1851-52 a member of the State senate; and from 1853 to 1857 he was superintendent of Indian affairs for the Northern District, comprising New York, Michigan, and Wisconsin. In 1862, on the death of Senator Charles Quentin, he was chosen to fill the unexpired term, and a full term in the senate in 1871-72. He also served in the common council.



Rev. John Hewitt
Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel - Aug 25, 1926 - Submitted by K.T.

Hold Rites Today for the Rev. John Hewitt
Services for the Rev. John L. Hewitt, 83, who died on Tuesday at his home at 316 Farwell avenue, will be held tomorrow from the Grand Avenue Methodist church at 2 p.m., it was announced by Phillip Weiss, undertaker. The Rev. Mr. Hewitt was a pastor of the church forty-five years and also served as presiding elder of the Milwaukee district. His death followed an illness of five months.

Harrison Carroll Hobart
Source: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1901-1902, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler

Class of 1842 – HARRISON CARROLL HOBART. Born, Jan. 31, 1815, Ashburnham, Mass. Son of Phineas Hobart. At the age of fifteen he left his home and went to Haverhill, Mass., where he served an apprenticeship of three years in a printing office. While working at the printer’s case he became impressed with the idea that if he was to be successful he must have a more liberal education than could be obtained in a printing office, and in 1838 he entered Dartmouth, paying his expenses by teaching. While attending college he was principal at the Rochester Academy, in New Hampshire. On finishing his collegiate course he entered the law office of Bradford Sumner and Robert Rantoul, Jr., in Boston, and was admitted to the Suffolk bar in 1845. In 1846 Mr. Hobart went to Wisconsin and settled in Sheboygan, where he began the practice of his profession. In the autumn of that year he was elected a member of the territorial legislature, as the representative of Sheboygan and Washington counties. He was the first state senator from his district, and assisted in framing the constitution of the state. He was Speaker of the House during the session of 1849. While serving in the assembly he moved from Sheboygan to Chilton. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Congress in 1850 and in 1856. In 1859 he received the Democratic nomination for Governor, but was defeated by Alexander W. Randall, the war Governor of Wisconsin.

When the Civil War broke out Mr. Hobart organized a company called the Calumet Rifles, and, as its captain, went to the front as part of the Fourth Wisconsin. He was advanced in command until at the battle of Chickamauga he was in command of the Twenty-first Wisconsin. During this battle his regiment became detached from the main line, and Colonel Hobart was made prisoner. He was taken to Atlanta and thence to Richmond, where he was confined in Libby prison. The story of the escape of a number of the prisoners from Libby is a matter of interesting history, and has been told in a pamphlet issued by General Hobart later in life.

After recovering from the effects of prison life, Colonel Hobart was given command of a new regiment, and at the head of this he went with Sherman on his march to the sea and up through the Carolinas. He had the grim satisfaction of marching his regiment into Richmond and around the prison from which he had escaped. At the close of the war General Hobart took up his residence in Milwaukee, and in the fall of 1865 was again nominated by the Democrats for Governor of the state, but was defeated by General Lucius Fairchild. He resumed the practice of the law and was for a time the attorney of the Pennsylvania Central Railway, to look after its interests in Wisconsin. Later he was appointed an agent of the United States Treasury Department in matters connected with the revenue. He served in the assembly in 1867. He was the father of the act creating the Milwaukee High School. Shortly after the close of the legislative session General Hobart opened an office in Washington as an attorney for the collection of claims, and was admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court. He remained in Washington much of the time for several years, but always regarded Milwaukee as his home. He was elected alderman, and was chosen president of the council in 1876, and successfully championed the measure creating the Milwaukee public library, with which he was prominently connected as a trustee until a few months ago. He also took an active part in establishing the Milwaukee Normal School. He had served as president of the board of health, and was for several years a member of the school board.

Died, Jan. 25, 1902, at Milwaukee, Wis.

Married, Frances I. Lowry, of Troy, N.Y., 1854.


Hoffman
Source: Milwaukee Weekly Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI) Friday, January 16, 1846

Lt. Col. Hoffman, of the 7th regiment U.s. Infantry, died on the 25th on November, at Corpus Christi, Texas [Friday, January 16, 1846, Milwaukee Weekly Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI)]


Frank Holstein
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) Sunday, 10 Nov. 1918; transcribed by FoFG mz

ASHLAND, Wis., Nov. 9. – Eugene Holstein has received a message announcing the death of his younger brother, Frank, at Milwaukee. The deceased resided in Ashland for many years, and from this city moved to Bayfield and four years ago removed to Milwaukee, where he has been employed. He died of Spanish influenza.


W. D. Hooker
Source: Wisconsin Alumni Magazine, Vol. VI (May 1905) No. 7; transcribed by
Liz Dellinger

W. D Hooker, [class of] '90, died March 25, 1905, at Milwaukee, after a brief attack of pneumonia.  Mr. Hooker had been engaged in the newspaper business most of the time since his graduation as a member of the staff of the Evening Wisconsin.


William Horner
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 27 July 1950; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

William Horner, a former Colby resident, died at Milwaukee, Friday July 14 at the age of 66 years. Funeral services were held July 18 at St. Agnes church, Milwaukee, and internment was made in a Milwaukee cemetery. The deceased was born in the town of Green Grove. He was married to Margaret Bartell 35 years ago and they left Colby 32 years ago. Relatives from here who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Emil Untiedt, John, Harry and Lawrence Untiedt and Mrs. Lawrence Ohlinger and son, Roger.


Polly Hull
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 486; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1881 - Mrs. Polly Hull, widow of the late Lemuel Hull, first Episcopal clergyman in Milwaukee and founder of St. Paul's church, died in the town of Lake, August 7th, in the eighty-second year of her age. She was born in Stamford, Conn., April 19, 1800, and came to Milwaukee in 1841, her husband preceding her two years.


James H. Hunter
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 461; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1880 - James H. Hunter died in Clinton, Nebr., April 17th, about forty years of age. He published awhile the “Times,” a Milwaukee evening paper. He was chief clerk of the Wisconsin assembly of 1878, and removed the following year to Nebraska.



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