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Norman H. Abitz
Source: Oshkosh Daily Northwestern (Oshkosh, Wis.) Saturday, May 8, 1965; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

APPLETON – Norman H. Abitz, 45, 1500 E. Frances St., Appleton, died unexpectedly at 7 p.m. Friday.

Born June 8, 1918, in Appleton, he was a life resident of the city. He was vice president of personnel relations at the Riverside Paper Corp. and a member of the Wisconsin Traffic Club, the Quarter Century Club, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Appleton, and the Men’s Club of the church. He was active in church work and Fox Valley Lutheran High School.

Survivors are his wife, Bernice; one daughter, Kathleen, at home; two sons, James, at home, and John, Appleton; four brothers, Roland, Lester and Wilbert, all of Appleton; and Gerald, Dykesville, Wis.; and three sisters, Mrs. Clarence Boldt and Mrs. Harry Buss, both of Appleton; and Mrs. Joseph Bunda.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, with the Rev. F. M. Brandt officiating. Internment will be in Highland Memorial Park.

Friends may call at the Wichmann Funeral Home, Appleton, from 2 p.m. Sunday until 9:30 a.m. Monday and then at the church from 10 a.m. until the hour of service.


Henry W. Abraham
Source: Milwaukee Sentinel (Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis.) 23 Nov. 1920

APPLETON, Wis. – Dr. Henry W. Abraham, 54 years old, president of the Wisconsin State Medical association and a member of the state board of medical examiners for twelve years, died of heart disease at his home here Monday afternoon.

The decedent was one of the best known doctors in the state. He had been practicing here for about twenty years. Dr. Abraham was born in Wausau and came to Appleton when he entered Lawrence college. He was secretary of the Lawrence Alumni society. After graduating he was chosen as principal of a public school. He served for several years and then traveled in Europe. He entered Rush Medical college shortly after his return to America.

Dr. Abraham has been treasurer of the board of medical examiners for several years. He was elected president of the State Medical association at the last convention in La Crosse. Gov. Philipps appointed him a member of the special delegation to the anti-tuberculosis conference at Duluth during the summer.

The decedent is survived by his widow and one daughter. The funeral will probably be held on Thursday.


Elizabeth Atkinson
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. Elizabeth Atkinson died at Appleton, Aug. 26th, at the venerable age of eighty-six years.


James F. Atkinson
Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 10 (1909) Transcribed by: Heather A. Turner

1882: James F. Atkinson, while on a visit to Appleton, Dec. 5th. He was born in England, Sept. 7th, 1833 – having been brought by his parents when three years old to Canada, and in 1847 to Wisconsin Territory. In 1858, he went to California, where he married, and three years later returned to Wisconsin, settling at Appleton; afterwards removing to Missouri; and finally, in 1876, settled at Escanaba, conducting the Tribune for three years. Removing to Florence, he was appointed county judge of the newly organized county.


Dorothy Bissing
Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Saturday 2 July 2005; contributed by Ron Flink & transcribed by Marla Zwakman

APPLETON – Dorothy L. Bissing, age 78, of Appleton, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2005, at Parkside Care Center in Little Chute.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 1810 N. McDonald, Appleton, with the Rev. Gerald Falk officiating.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Inurnment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Appleton.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund *** Note: The middle of the text was cut off and was not available at the time of transcription.

And made many quilts for her grandsons. She enjoyed her work at both Kimberly-Clark and the Outagamie County Health Center. Dorothy was also a member of St. Thomas More Church.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Harold; daughters Peg (Jim) Steffen of Marshfield, Barb Vance of Hortonville, Deb (Ron) Ivacic of Spencer; brothers, Dewain (Pat) Locy, Jim (Betty) Locy, Jerry (Mary Ellen) Locy, Tom (Deb) Locy; sisters, Alice (Bob) Weyers, Deloris Driessen, and Mary (Roger) Gloudemans; sisters-in-law, Ruth Locy, Florence Loc, and Yvonne Locy; grandchildren, Dan and Ryan Steffen, Jeremiah Vance, Phil and Matt Ivacic, and stepaunts, Mary Mader and Alice C. Jansen.


Laura Washburn Blood
Source: Appleton Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.) Saturday, April 10, 1920; submitted by FoFG (mz)

Mrs. Laura Washburn Blood, widow of E. J. Woood, died at Minneapolis and was brought to Appleton for burial. She was a sister-in-law of F. H. Blood.


Mrs. James M. Boyd
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 434; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1879 - Mrs. James M. Boyd, daughter of Hon. John Lawe, one of the pioneers of Green Bay, died at Kaukauna, March 23d, aged about sixty-five years. She was a native of Green Bay, and all her life a resident of Fox River Valley.


Norman Brokaw
Source: New York Times (31 Oct. 1900

Norman Brokaw, a millionaire paper manufacturer, died yesterday at Kaukauna, Wis., from appendicitis. He was one of the most prominent paper manufacturers in the country, owning mills at Kaukauna, Little Chute, Appleton, and Wausau.


Theodore Conkey
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. Theodore Conkey died at Appleton, March 17th, in his sixty-first year. He was born at Canton, St. Lawrence County, New York, December 11th, 1819. He came west in 1841, settling at Fond du Lac, and engaged in surveying government lands, when the service was fraught with many privations and dangers. He located in Appleton in 1848.
He served in the State senate in 1851-52, and served in the assembly in 1857. In 1861, he raised a company and joined the Third Wisconsin Cavalry, serving till the end of the war, in Missouri, Southern Kansas, and on the plains, fighting guerillas and repelling rebel raids. Before the close of the war, he was promoted to lieutenant-colonel of his regiment, and subsequently tendered an honorable position in the regular army, which he declined. He owned at Appleton one of the largest merchant mills in the State.


Peter V. Dane
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 - Peter V. Dane died at Appleton, Aug. 16th , in his fortieth year. He was a native of Nova Scotia. He served in the Twenty-First Wisconsin Volunteers in the war, during which his health was seriously impaired.


Chris Dautermann
 Source: The Day Book. (Chicago, Ill.), December 10, 1912 - Sub. by K.T.

Horicon, Wis.— Barrel of "test gasoline" exploded in the Horicon Gas Works. Chris Dautermann, 28, Appleton, was killed. Frank Martshan, 31, supt., expected to die.



George R. Downer
Source: The Day Book. (Chicago, Ill.) April 27, 1915 - Sub. by K.T.

Appleton. Wis. — Geo. R. Downer, 64, sup't of Outagamie County asylum for Insane for 25 years, suicided. Despondent.

Edna Flink
Source: Appleton Post Crescent (Appleton, Outagamie County, Wis.) Monday, 30 May 1932; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Funeral services for Miss Edna Flink, who died May 26 were held at the Uttomark’s Undertaking parlors Sunday afternoon. Miss Flink had been sick for several years. She was born on April 29, thirty-four years ago in the town of Union, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Flink. She lived in the village several years. Survivors are her mother, three brothers, Martin, Edwin and Leonard, all of Marion, and one sister, Mrs. L. Antclama’so, Marion. Her father died about two years ago and one brother, and one sister also have died. The Rev. George Durkop officiated and burial was in the Lutheran cemetery at Marble.


Fred Furhman
Source: Appleton Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.) Wednesday, 2 Aug. 1922; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Fred Furhman, 37, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Fuhrman, 1109 Franklin st., died Tuesday evening in St. Mary hospital, Wausau, following an operation for appendicitis.

The decedent was born in Appleton and was employed by the Appleton Evening Crescent for 12 years. He had made his home in Wausau for four years and was president and manager of the "Wausau Pilot," a weekly newspaper. He also was proprietor of the Wausau news depot.

Mr. Fuhrman is survived by his widow, five children, parents, three sisters and two brothers. The sisters and brothers are Mrs. Anton Meier, Menasha; Mrs. George Laux, Miss Anna Fuhrman, Appleton; John, Black Creek; Edward, Monroe.

The time for the funeral has not been determined.


George Gabriel
Source: Appleton Post-Crescent (Appleton, Outagamie County, Wis.) Sunday, 23 Nov. 1940

George Gabriel, 49, Hortonville, died at a Madison hospital last night after a long illness.

Born Nov. 16, 1891, in Campbellsport, Wis., he lived in Hortonville since childhood.

Survivors are the widow; three sons, Bernard, Herbert, and Arnold, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Earl Livezay, Maywood, Ill.; Miss Dorothy Gabriel at home; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Kaufman, Appleton; Mrs. Oscar Tenny, Greenville; Mrs. Wesley Lloyd, Berlin; Miss Sophia Gabriel, Milwaukee.


Mrs. Joseph Gabriel
Source: Appleton Post-Crescent (Appleton, Outagamie County, Wis.) Tuesday, 10 Nov. 1931; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Mrs. Joseph Gabriel, 66, a resident of Hortonville for the last 28 years, died suddenly at 8 o’clock Wednesday morning at her home there. She was born in Bloomington, Ill., April 26, 1865, and was married 46 years ago to Joseph M. Gabriel at West Bend. The couple lived at Campbellsport for 15 years, near Clintonville for three years, and then came to Hortonville.

Survivors are the widower; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Kaufman of Appleton, Mrs. Angela Tennie of Greenville, Mrs. Florence Lloyd of Berlin, Miss Sophia Gabriel of Milwaukee; one son, George of Hortonville; 12 grandchildren; one brother, George Benyenheimer; and one sister, Mrs. Mary Grundt, both of Fond du Lac.

Funeral services will be held at St. Peter and Paul church at Hortonville at 10 o’clock Friday morning, with Rev. Theodore Kolbe in charge. Internment will be in the Catholic cemetery.

Mrs. Gabriel was a member of Christian Mothers society.

Source: Appleton Post-Crescent (Appleton, Outagamie County, Wis.) Thursday, 12 Nov. 1931

Hortonville, Wis. – The funeral of Mrs. Joseph Gabriel, 66, who passed away suddenly at her home Tuesday morning will be held Friday morning at 10 o’clock at the St. Peter and St. Paul church. Rev. Theodore Kolbe will have charge of the services.

Mrs. Gabriel, apparently well as usual, was busy with household duties when she was stricken with a paralytic stroke and died almost immediately. Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel have been residents of Hortonville for 23 years.

Survivors are her husband, four daughters, Mrs. Mary Kaufman of Appleton, Mrs. Angela Tennie of Greenville, Mrs. Florence Lloyd of Berlin and Miss Sophia Gabriel of Milwaukee, and one son, George, of Hortonville. A brother, George Benyenheimer and a sister, Mrs. Mary Grundt reside at Fond du Lac. Internment will be in the local Catholic cemetery.


Family of M. Gerrets
Source: Marathon County Record (Wausau, Marathon County, Wis.) Thursday, 30 Jan. 1862; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Diptheria at Appleton
The family of Mr. M. Gerrets, County Superintendent of Outagamie, have within ten days buried five children. The disease seemed to be diphtheria, in an aggravated form, as each of the children taken died within a few hours after the attack.


Ada C. Goutcher
Source: unknown newspaper (Wednesday, 6 Oct. 1982) contributed by Ron Flink; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Mrs. Ada C. Goutcher
112 S Main St., Kimberly
Age 68, died Tuesday morning at Appleton Memorial Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born November 25, 1913 in the Town of Sheldon. She moved to the Kimberly area in 1948 and had worked as an aide In the Kimberly School system. She was a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, their WALK club, and the Kimberly Homemakers. Survivors include her mother. Anna Curtiss, Appleton; her stepmother, Myrtle Geiselman, Town of Sheldon; a daughter, Mrs. Fred W. (Carol) Jones, De Pere; a brother, Willard Holman, Town of Sheldon; four grandchildren; two sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, her stepfather, and her husband, Raymond in 1969. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Carol J. Smith officiating. Internment will be in Kelso Cemetery, Kaukauna.
Friends may call at the Jansen-Fargo Funeral Home. Kimberly; from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday and at the church after 9:30 a.m. Saturday until the hour of the service. Memorials have been established for Emmanuel United Methodist Church and the Appleton Community Hospice United Health Services.


Raymond Goutcher
Source: unknown newspaper (Friday, 10 Jan. 1969) contributed by Ron Flink; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Raymond Goutcher 232 S. Main St., Kimberly Age 83, passed away unexpectedly at 2:15 p.m. Thursday. He was born November 29, 1906 in the Town of Beaver. He was employed at the Kimberly Clark Corp. in the field service and a member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church, Appleton. Survivors are his wife, Ada; one daughter, Mrs. Fred (Carol) Jones, West DePere; one brother, Alvin, Spencer; one sister, Viola Scheel, Chicago, Illinois; 2 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday; at 2 p.m. from the Jansen Funeral Home, Kimberly, with the Rev. Ferch, officiating. Interment will be in Kelso Cemetery, Kaukauna. Friends may call at the Jansen Funeral Home, Kimberly, Saturday evening after 7 p.m. and Sunday after 1 p.m.


Hellen Greverns
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 18 June 1903; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Fred Bredemeyer received a dispatch last Friday, announcing the death of his sister, Mrs. Wm. Greverns, at Appleton, and that the funeral would be held at New Holstein, Sunday. He took the train, Saturday morning, accompanied by his daughter, Mrs. G. M. Thompson, to attend the funeral. *** Note: Mrs. Greverns’ date of death was 11 June 1903; the date and her first name are from Wisconsin Deaths, 1820-1907 and her surname is spelled as Graverus.


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

1882: Alexander Grignon, a native of Green Bay, was thrown from a wagon and killed, near his residence in the town of Howe, Shawano County, July 4th, at about the age of seventy years. He was an early school teacher at Green Bay, and nearly fifty years ago was engaged, with his brother, Charles A. Grignon, in keeping an Indian trading store at Kaukauna. He afterwards lived for many years at Keshena. He was courteous and genial, and possessed of a fund of anecdote and adventure connected with Indian and frontier life.


Henry D. Hardacker
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 29 Mar. 1900; transcribed by FoFG mz

Hortonville, Wis., March 26. – Dr. Henry D. Hardacker died aged 53 years. He was a native of this county, a graduate of Lawrence university, the Chicago Medical college and had practiced in Hortonville twenty-five years.


Joseph E. Harriman
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Milwaukee, Wis.) Friday, 5 Apr. 1889; transcribed by FoFG mz

APPLETON, April 3. – Judge Joseph E. Harriman died yesterday. He had held the position of county judge for fifteen years, and was a candidate for re-election. Judge Harriman was a native of St. Lawrence county, N.Y., from which place he came to Wisconsin in 1852, settling in Appleton four years later, where he was engaged in trade until 1868. In 1869 he was elected justice of the peace, which position he resigned in 1873 to accept the office of county judge, which position he has since continued to hold by successive re-elections.


Mrs. Charles Heitling
Source: Appleton Post-Crescent (30 Dec. 1953) page 14; contributed by KF

Mrs. Charles Heitling, 68, Kaukauna, died at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon of a lingering illness. She was born May 2, 1885 in Marathon City.

Funeral services will be held at 9 o’clock Saturday morning at the Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kaukauna, with burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Marathon City. The rosary will be recited at 8 o’clock Thursday and Friday evenings at the funeral home, Kaukauna. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7:30 Thursday evening.

Survivors include her husband; two stepsons, Edward, Traverse, Florida, and Harold, Salem, Oregon; and four grandchildren.


Joseph Houle
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 435; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1879 - Capt. Joseph Houle, of Green Bay, died in the latter part of March, at Kaukauna, at the reputed great age of one hundred and thirteen years. George Lawe, born 1804, remembers Houle as a gray-headed old man in 1815, at work around the trading-post of his father, John Lawe.


“General Jackson”
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 444; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1879 - A conspicuous colored man, and a decided character, known as “General Jackson,” died at Appleton, Sept. 19th, supposed to have been upwards of a hundred years old. He was a droll negro, and had resided in Northern Wisconsin forty or fifty years.


Anna Kaestle
Source: Appleton Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.) Wednesday, 2 Aug. 1922; MZ submitted by FoFG

The funeral of Miss Anna Kaestle, who died Tuesday, will be held at 8:30 Thursday morning from St. Mary church. Interment will be made at St. Joseph cemetery. Pallbearers will be George Schmidt, George Shinners, Edward Vaughn, Ambrose Wilton, Charles McKenney and John Poetzle.


P. H. Kasper
Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Tuesday, 8 Dec. 1943, page 9; Lorraine Markee collection; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Bear Creek – P. H. Kasper, acclaimed “the world’s best cheesemaker,” died yesterday at his home near here.

The 76-year-old veteran cheesemaker won his first prize at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893 and had continued successes for many years. The climax of his career was reached in 1912 when he won the highest award in the International Dairy Show.

Kasper won high awards seven times at conventions of the Wisconsin Cheesemakers’ Association and twice received first honors in the Wisconsin Dairymen’s Exposition.

Funeral services will be held Thursday.


N. W. Kimball
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 11 Apr. 1901; transcribed by FoFG mz

Appleton, Wis., April 10. – N. W. Kimball, a veteran of the Civil war, died at the age of 52 years.


L. Lashway
Source: Marathon County Record (Wausau, Marathon County, Wis.) Thursday, 30 Jan. 1862; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Mr. L. Lashway, of Appleton, died suddenly last Wednesday from the bursting of a blood vessel, while walking in the street.


Leo Lawe
Source: Appleton Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.) Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1920; submitted by FoFG (mz)

Funeral services for the late Leo Lawe were held at the Episcopal church at Green Bay Sunday. Burial was at Roselawn cemetery beside his mother. The body was taken by train to Green Bay at 10 o'clock Sunday morning. Leo Lawe, one of Kaukauna's best known citizens, died Tuesday as the result of a fall at Milwaukee about ten days ago. The deceased was born in Green Bay.


Prudence Madison
Source: Appleton Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.) Wednesday, 2 Aug. 1922; MZ submitted by FoFG

Prudence Madison died at her home in Milwaukee at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Miss Madison formerly lived in Appleton and was connected with the Pettibone-Peabody company. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon from the chapel of Spike and McDonald, Main St., Oshkosh.


Mrs. McKay
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Saturday, 6 Dec. 1919; transcribed by FoFG mz

SOUTH RANGE – T. A. McKay left Friday for Appleton, being called there by the death of his mother, 88 years old. She died in Denver, Col. Burial was in Appleton.


Mrs. Theodore Micke
Source: Appleton Post-Crescent (Thursday, 10 Aug. 1944) page 12; contributed by KF

Mrs. Theodore Micke, 70, Route 3, Kaukauna, died at 1:15 this morning after a week’s illness.

She was born at St. John, March 5, 1874 and had lived in the town of Buchanon the last 39 years. She was a member of Christian Mothers Society, St. Francis Church, Hollandtown.

Survivors are the widower, four daughters, Mrs. Charles Peterson, and Mrs. Fred Mitchler, Kaukauna, Mrs. John Nettekoven, Sherwood; and Mrs. Steve Kartenhof, Sturgeon Bay; two sons, Peter and Ray, Kaukauna; one brother, Joseph Frank, St. John; three sisters, Mrs. Daniel Plate, Fond du Lac; Mrs. Gust Pflugrandt, Milwaukee and Mrs. Joseph David, Marshfield; 38 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The body is at the Greenwood Funeral home, Kaukauna, where it may be viewed from 7 o’clock this evening until the time of the services. The rosary will be recited at 8 o’clock this evening, and tomorrow evening. The cortege will form at the funeral home at 9:30 Saturday morning and services will be at St. Francis church, Hollandtown, at 10 o’clock, with Mrs. Hicks nephew, the Rev. A. C. Micke, Green Bay, in charge.


Mrs. Elizabeth Miller Dies at Fosston
Source: "The Tomahawk". (White Earth, Becker County, Minn.) February 02, 1922 - Sub. by K.T.

Mrs Carl Miller, of Fosston, Minn, who was stricken with paralysis during the latter part of last December, died at her home in Fosston, Monday afternoon, in the 64th year of her age.
Mrs Miller was the daughter of the late Paul H. and Mary Beaulieu, formerly old residents of White Earth. She was born in Kaukauna, Outagamie county. Wis , in 1858. In 1878 she, with her family, removed to White Earth. After her marriage with Mr. Miller the couple removed to Fosston where she resided until her death. She was a woman possessed of a generous and kindly nature, benevolent and affectionate, and a most devoted wife. The universal expression of her many neighboring friends was to effect that "she always gave more than she received," and which happily illustrated the nature of her disposition. Verily, she was one of those sunny beings who are always a pleasing delight to meet.
Besides her husband she leaves to mourn her loss, one sister, Mrs. Maggie Van Wert, and two brothers, Norbert H. and Theo. H. Beaulieu, of White Earth.



Joseph O'Brien
Source: Dual City Tribune (Clintonville & New London, Waupaca County, Wis.) 31 Jan. 1890 - Sub. by Marla Zwakman

The funeral of Joseph O'Brien of Medina, occurred last Saturday from the home of his mother near Oshkosh. The services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Greenwood, an Episcopal clergyman of Oshkosh. The remains were interred at Riverside. The funeral train was a long one.

Mrs. Ulrich Olsen
Source: Appleton Post-Crescent (Appleton, Outagamie County, Wis.) Monday, 19 May 1930

Mrs. Ulrich Olsen, 36, Milwaukee, died at 5 o’clock this morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gabriel, at Hortonville. Born Nov. 11, 1893, at New Castle, Wis., she was married in September, 1918. She had lived in Milwaukee since that time until about two months ago, when she returned to Hortonville.

Besides the widower and parents, she is survived by one brother, George Gabriel of Hortonville; and four sisters, Mrs. Joseph Kaufman of Appleton, Mrs. Oscar Tennie of Greenville, Mrs. Wesley Lloyd of Berlin and Miss Sophia Gabriel of Milwaukee.

The funeral will be held at St. Peter and Paul church at 10 o’clock Thursday morning, Hortonville, with the Rev. Theodore Kolbe in charge. Internment will be in the Catholic cemetery.


Helen L. Rich Phinney
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 28 Feb. 1901; transcribed by FoFG mz

Appleton, Wis., Feb. 27. – Mrs. Helen L. Rich Phinney, widow of the late J. M. Phinney, died yesterday aged 76 years. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. H. C. Sloan of West Superior, who was with her at the end. Mrs. Phinney was born January 10, 1825, at Pennfield, N.Y. With her husband she came to Dartford, Wis., in 1848, and to Appleton in 1849, where Mr. Phinney was for six years the first professor of mathematics of Lawrence university, and was afterward for many years engaged in trade.


James M. Phinney
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 7 Sept. 1899; transcribed by FoFG mz

Appleton, Wis., Sept. 6. – James M. Phinney, an early professor of Lawrence university is dead. He is survived by his wife and one child, Mrs. H. C. Sloan of West Superior. Mr. Phinney was born in Vernon Center, N.Y., July 4, 1819, and was educated at Cazenovia seminary and Wesleyan university of Middletown, Conn. After teaching in Kentucky he moved to Appleton to enter the chair of mathematics at Lawrence university.


R. H. Schmidt
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Thursday, 3 Aug. 1899) transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Appleton, Wis., July 31. – The funeral of Dr. R. H. Schmidt, principal of the Seymour high school for six years, who died of blood poisoning, aged 53, was held here today. He was graduated from the State university, and from Rush Medical college, and was the first principal of the Ryan high school, at Appleton, where he taught seventeen years.


Helen Kamps Sherman
Source: Appleton Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.) Wednesday, 17 Jan. 1923; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Mrs. Helen Kamps Sherman, 59, wife of John Sherman, president of the Citizens National bank, died at her home at 500 Walnut st. early Wednesday morning. She had been ill since last April.

Mrs. Sherman was a native of Appleton, having been born here July 5, 1863, and lived here all her life with the exception of the first few years after her marriage which were spent in Wausau, where Mr. Sherman was serving as county Judge of Marathon co.

The decedent is survived by her widowed husband; five daughters. Miss Margaret Sherman, Pennsylvania; Mrs. Basil F. McKenzie, Boston: Mrs. Samuel Fomen, Chicago; the Misses Agnes and Marie Sherman. Appleton; one son, Maj. A. Edward Sherman, Hot Springs: two sisters, Mrs. Joseph J. Plank. Appleton; Mrs. Karl Reiss, Ladysmith; three brothers, Herman A. Kamps and Theodore E. Kamps, Appleton; William F. Kamps, Milwaukee.

The funeral will be held at 9:30 Friday morning at St. Joseph church, with interment in St. Joseph cemetery.


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

1882: Michael Speel, in Buchanan, Outagamie County, July 7th, in the eighty-sixth year of his age. He was a native of Delft, Holland, and accompanied a colony of Hollanders who settled Little Chute, under the Rev. Father Vanden Broek, in 1848; and he soon after settled in the dense wilderness of Buchanan. He and his family lived some of the time, in their first settlement, on roots, berries and wild game. Their first bag of flour Mrs. Speel carried on her back from Winnebago Rapids, now Neenah, a distance of twelve miles, to their place of abode. Once Mr. Speel got lost, and it was forty-eight hours before he was found by his neighbors.


Emery Stansbury
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (6 Apr. 1899) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Appleton, Wis., April 3. – Dr. Emery Stansbury died this morning, after a sickness of long duration. Dr. Stansbury was one of the best known physicians in this part of the state and was identified with many public interests.


Francis Steffin
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 449; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1879 - Hon. Francis Steffin died in Hortonia, Dec. 15th. Born in Prussia, Nov. 5th, 1836, he was brought to this country when seven years of age; and settled in Outagamie County in 1852. He served as a private in the Thirty-Second Infantry at Vicksburg, and other engagements in that quarter, and in Sherman's march to the sea in 1864-65. He was elected clerk of the court, five times chairman of the board of his town, and once of the county board, and in 1878 and 1879 he represented his district in the legislature.



Charles V. Strobl
Source: Appleton Post Crescent (31 July 1981) (abstract) - Sub. by juwilly

Charles V. STROBL, 1730 E. College Av, age 76, died at 9:15 a.m. Thursday after a short illness. He was born 4 Feb 1905 in Appleton and was a lifelong resident. He retired from Allis Chalmers in 1967 after 42 years of service. Survivors include his wife Margie Myers Strobl, Appleton; six daughters, Mrs. William (LaVerne) Miller, Kaukauna; Mrs. Ken (Delores) Forseth, Appleton; Mrs. Dave (Mary) Siebers, Kaukauna; Mrs. Donald (Margaret) Resch; Mrs. Karl (Lucille) Niemuth; and Mrs. Robert (Donna) Johnson, all of Appleton. Three sons, Wallace Schroeder, Hortonville; Harlan Strobl, LasVegas, NV; Roy Strobl, Appleton. Three brothers, Herman Strobl, Appleton; Frank Strobl, Weyauwega, and Joe Strobl, Keenan, WI. Two sisters, Mrs. Sophie Menning, Mukwonago; Mrs. Theresa Nabbefeld, Catawba. 41 grandchildren; 33 gr. grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary in 1956; a son Howard in 1979, 2 grandchildren and a sister, Anna. Funeral will be on Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Bernadette Church with interment in Riverside Cemetery.


Joseph V. Strobl
Source: Appleton Post Crescent (30 Mar. 1975) (abstract) - Sub. by juwilly

Joseph V. STROBL, 827 W. Summer St., age 67, died unexpectedly at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at his home. He was born 8 Sep 1907 in Appleton and was retired from the Gibson Motor Co. two years ago due to ill health. Survivors include his wife, Theresa Wankey Strobl; a daughter Mrs. Jerome (Patricia) Seidler; a son James, both of Appleton; a sister, Mrs. Victor (Betty) Sengstock of Appleton and six granddaughters. Funeral at Wichmann Funeral Home with interment in Highland Memorial Park.

James Summers
Source: Kaukauna Sun (Thursday, 19 Oct. 1905) page A2; contributed by KF

Askeaton
James Summers, a well known resident of this place died suddenly at Tacoma, Washington on Wednesday. Mr. Summers was 40 years old and had been a very industrious and upright citizen. He leaves his wife, aged parents and several brothers and sisters to mourn his death amongst strangers.


John Summers
Source: Kaukauna Times (Thursday, 15 Dec. 1921) page 4; contributed by KF

Askeaton
John Summers, age 85, one of the earliest pioneers of Askeaton, died last Tuesday evening, Dec. 13, of diseases incident to old age. He is survived by four daughters, namely, Mrs. Granville Stuart of Chicago, Mrs. J. E. Dunmore of Chicago, Sister Philomene of Mingo, Ohio; and Mrs. Mert Summers of Askeaton.

The funeral services will be held from St. Patricks’ Church Saturday morning. Rev. Father O’Connell officiating. A more complete notice will be given next week.

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Mrs. Maurice Summers
Source: Kaukauna Sun (Sunday, 28 Nov. 1906) page A4; contributed by KF

Askeaton
Mrs. Maurice Summers, a well known resident and one of the first settlers of this place, died Sunday, aged 76 years, the funeral taking place Wednesday from St. Patricks’ Church. Internment was made in the family lot. She leaves an aged husband, two sons and four daughters.


Harold J. Tennie
Source: Appleton Post-Crescent (Appleton, Outagamie County, Wis.) Thursday, 19 Nov. 1959; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Harold J. Tennie, 45, of 270 E. Circle street, died at 2:20 a.m. today of head injuries received in a fall down a flight of basement stairs Sunday afternoon at St. Therese Catholic church.

Tennie, who was semi-conscious after the fall, was found by an unidentified nun and taken home by his father, Oscar. A physician ordered Tennie to the hospital and Tennie did not regain consciousness. Death was caused by a skull fracture, Coroner Bernard H. Kemps said.

Kemps was told Tennie had returned to the church to look for his hat and apparently mistook a door to the basement for the door to the usher’s room. The anteroom leading to both doors was dimly lighted, Kemps was told.

Tennie was born Jan. 9, 1914, in Greenville and had worked as a truck driver.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Therese Catholic church, Appleton, with burial in St. Joseph cemetery, Appleton. Friends may call at Ellenbecker Funeral home, Appleton, after 2 p.m. Friday. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Friday.

Survivors include the father, Oscar Tennie, Appleton; two brothers, Roman, Appleton, and Victor, Greenville, and three sisters, Mrs. Raymond Gosse, Greenville, Mrs. John Wagner, Milwaukee, and Mrs. Norman Abitz, Appleton.


Karl Frederick Tesch
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 18 Oct. 1900; transcribed by FoFG mz

Appleton, Wis., Oct. 17. – Karl Frederick Tesch, receiving teller at the Citizens’ National bank, died last night of tuberculosis of the brain.


August W. Trierweiler
Source: Appleton Post Crescent (Appleton, Wis.) Monday, 20 Oct. 1997; Lorraine Markee collection; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

August W. Trierweiler “Bud” 465 Ridgeview Circle, Appleton Age 83, died at 12:45 p.m. on Friday, October 17, 1997 at Manor Care Health Services, Appleton. He was born December 11, 1912, in Athens, Wisconsin, the son of John and Anna (Wellner) Trierweiler. He received his education in Marshfield Public Schools and was a graduate of McKinley High School in Marshfield. He was later adopted by August and Anna (Mercer) Trierweiler. He was married on May 2, 1938, in Marshfield to Betty Wendt. After his marriage, they moved to Poynette where he worked for the DNR. Later they moved to Iowa, and he worked for General Mills Farm in their feed division as a salesman. They then moved back to Wisconsin in 1962 where he went into private business until his retirement in 1985. They then moved back to Appleton, where he resided until the time of his death. August was also the superintendent of fur shows at the Wisconsin State Fair for many years and also a rabbit judge at fairs and shows. He enjoyed wood working, model trains, reading and traveling. He was a member of the Boy Scouts where he was a scout master, a member of the Lions Club of Waupun, A.A.R.P., and a former member of the First Presbyterian Church in Marshfield. He is survived by his wife, Betty, Appleton; a daughter, Mary Anne (Kenneth) Anderson, New Holstein; a son, Jan Trierweiler, Waupaca; three grandchildren: Amy Anderson, Kaukauna; Wendy (Jeff) Shaw, Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Kevin (Trina) Anderson, Oshkosh; and a great-granddaughter, Abbie Gail Anderson, Oshkosh. He is also survived by three sisters: Louise Mason, Duluth, Minnesota; Emma Borchardt, Wausau; and Martha Schultz, Athens. He was preceded in death by two siblings in infancy.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, October 20, 1997 at the Hansen Funeral Chapel in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Visitation was from 1 p.m. Monday until the time of services. Rev. Le Roy Haynes of the First Presbyterian Church of Marshfield officiated. Duane Helgerson was soloist with Janet Smith as organist. Memorials may be designated to the family in his name and they will establish a memorial at a later date. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the staff at Manor Care for their loving care and concern.


Henry Van Vorst
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 1 July 1909; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

John Hilgers received a dispatch from Appleton, Saturday, announcing the death of his brother-in-law, Henry Van Vorst, who died at the hospital in that city that morning, after a short illness. He went down on Sunday to attend the funeral, which was held Tuesday. Mr. Van Vorst was well known to many of our readers, having visited here with Mr. Hilgers’ family.
*** Note: Mr. Van Vorst’s date of birth, which is Mar. 1846, is from the 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Harrison, Calumet County, Wisconsin.


John Louis Witt
Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) Friday, 27 Sept. 1991; contributed by Ron Flink & transcribed by Marla Zwakman

ABBOTSFORD – Services for Clark County native John Louis (“Jack”) Witt, 85, Wadena, Minn., who died at 1:50 p.m. Wednesday at Tri County Hospital, Wadena, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Maurina Funeral Home, Abbotsford.

Bryce Luchterhand will officiate. Private burial will be Monday in the town of Beaver Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bud Klug, Art Siikarla, Harlen Witt, Harold Hardrath, Emil Luchterhand, Richard Boden, Gertrude Becker and Gertrude Rohland.

Visitation will be from noon until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

He was born April 24, 1906, in the town of Beaver, Clark County, to the late Fred and Alvina (Knacck) Witt. He married Evelyn Paral June 5, 1929, in Milwaukee. She died Nov. 28, 1984.

He lived in Appleton until 1941 and then was employed as manager of Big Four Cooperative in Spencer. He became insurance director for Wisconsin Mutual Insurance Co. in 1944 and later was hired by Wisconsin Farmers Union to head the department of cooperatives. He then was employed in Minnesota by Farmers Union Livestock Association in St. Paul and then as director of insurance for Minnesota Farmers Union. He later was general manager of Co-op Services Inc. of New York Mills, Minn., for nine years. He then moved to Alexandria, Minn., and built and operated a mobile home court. He also served as director of U.S. Farmers Association for many years. He moved to Wadena in 1986.

Survivors include a twin brother, Harvey Witt Sr. of Abbotsford, and two sisters, Hilda Laufenberg of Bettendorf, Iowa, and Edna Degner of Green Bay.

He was also predeceased by one sister, Elda, and three brothers, Fred, William and Elmer.




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