Wisconsin Genealogy Trails
Rock County, Wisconsin
Obituaries and Death Notices


Mary Abrams
Source: unknown paper, source Lizzie Krahmer's scrapbook
Services for Mrs. Mary Abrams, 1044 Jerome Ave., will be held at 8:30 Wednesday in the Ryan Funeral Home and at 9:00 in St. Patrick's Church. burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. the rosary service will be at the funeral home at 8 this evening. Crystal Camp will conduct Neighbors service at 7:30 this evening in the funeral home. In addition to her immediate family Mrs. Abrams is survived by 3 brothers, Samuel and Frank Mauras, both of Winona, Minn., and John Mouras of Milwaukee; 2 sisters, Mrs. Steve Prusnysk, Wisconsin Rapids and Mrs. Catherine Gaberelson, Ojibwa, Wisc.


Florence Gayle Matthews Arnold
Source: Janesville Gazette (April 1967) submitted by Mary Brummond Arnold]
Mrs. Roy Arnold, 63, of 602 W. Delavan Drive, a Janesville resident since 1940, died early this morning at Mercy Hospital. The former Florence Gayle Matthews, daughter of Thomas B. and May Ward Matthews, was born in Greenup, Illinois, August 20, 1903. she grew up in south central Illinois and was married to Roy Arnold April 11, 1923, in Newton, Illinois. They lived in Freeport and Caledonia, Illinois prior to moving to Janesville. Mrs. Arnold was employed at Panoramic Corp., the past 10 years and was a member of the Asbury Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Richard David, Janesville, a son, James L. of Minneapolis; 5 grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Matthews, Urbana, Ill., 2 brothers, Ward of Urbana, and Walter of Champaign, Ill; 5 sisters, Mrs. Calvin Craig of St. Augustine, FL, Mrs. Neily Hammond, Freeport, Ill., Mrs. Hazel Mathews, Champaign, Ill., and Mrs. William Disney, Decatur, Ill. Services will be at 3:00 Monday in the Overton Funeral Home the Rev. David Harsh, Asbury Church officiating. Burial will be at Milton Lawns Memorial Park.



Roy Arnold
Source: Janesville Gazette (May 11, 1988) submitted by Mary Brummond Arnold]
Roy Arnold, age 84, of 337 Lures Lane, St. Augustine, Florida, died Monday May 9, 1988 at St. Augustine General Hospital. He was born March 20, 1904 in Rose Hill, Illinois. He married Gayle Matthews in 1923; she died in 1967. He married Lucille Pirkel in 1972; she died in 1981. He was currently married to Virginia Hodge. Mr. Arnold was formerly a yard foreman for the Chicago and Northwestern Railway and a former member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Janesville. Surviving are his wife, Virginia; 2 children from his 1st marriage, Janet Partington of Evansville and James Arnold of Minneapolis, MN; 4 step-daughters from his present marriage, Carol Williamson, Gainsville, FL, Suzanne Dover, Wicklift, OH, Joanne Wilford of Brewton, AL, and Betty Newton of St. Augustine; 5 step-children from his 2nd marriage, 2 sisters; Thelma Arneson and Lorene Arnold and 1 brother, Victor Arnold, all of Austin, TX; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1:00 Sat. at the Overton Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas Lowrey officiating. Burial will be in Milton Lawns Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until time of service on Saturday.

Josiah Auld
Harmony, Wis., Aug. 26. – Josiah Auld, a pioneer resident of the town of Harmony, in Rock county, died at his home Sunday at the age of 70 years. [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 28 Aug. 1902; transcribed by FoFG mz]


Charles Alfred Bacon
Source: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1901-1902, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler
Class of 1883 – CHARLES ALFRED BACON. Born, Feb. 24, 1862, Easthampton, Mass. Son of William F. Bacon. Prof. Bacon passed his youth and early manhood in Massachusetts, and was graduated from Dartmouth in 1883. He went to Beloit in 1885 to be professor of astronomy and to take full charge of Smith observatory. He carried on extensive astronomical experiments, and contributed various articles to Chicago papers on meteoric showers and eclipses. He also made an investigation of sun spots, the results being of great benefit to the science. During his regime Smith observatory became enrolled among the two hundred best observatories in the world in the list compiled by the German and French governments. In 1888 Professor Bacon became librarian of the college. From 1888 to 1890 he studied mathematics and French in Europe. In 1899 he took the chair of French at Beloit, which he held to the time of his death. In 1896 he lost the use of the lower part of his body and for five years had to be carried to and from his college duties.
Died, Nov. 6, 1901, of septic poisoning, at Beloit, Wis
Married, Mrs. Alice G. Shelden, 1893, who survives him.


Mrs. George Ball
EVANSVILLE – Mrs. George Ball, 94, for many years a resident of Evansville, died at her home in Olympia, Wash., Apr. 25. She had been living there with her daughter, Mrs. George Dell, formerly of Evansville, for a period of years. Surviving are Mrs. Dell, 13 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services and burial were at Olympia. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wis.) Tuesday, May 7, 1946]



August W. Baumann
Source: Janesville Gazette (unknown year) from Lizzie Krahmer's scrapbook
August W. Baumann, 64, public utilities employee who resigned as gas meter superintendent of Wisconsin Power and Light Co. June 15, 1947 because of failing health, died Monday afternoon at his home 922 Mineral Point Ave. Mr. Baumann began working for the New Gas Light Co. Frb. 14, 1910, and when the company was absorbed by Wisconsin Power and Light Co. in 1926, was in charge of gas dept. store supplies. Born in Janesville August 9, 1884, he was the son of August William and Julia Ueker Baumann. He was married to Augusta Helen Schuenke at Johnson Creek, June 12, 1907. Mr. Baumann was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. surviving are his wife; a brother, William Baumann, Janesville grocer; 1 sister, Mrs. Mary Horn, Evansville; several nieces and nephews and many friends. the funeral will be held at 2:00 Thursday at Overton Funeral Home. the Rev. H.C. Millius to officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday evening.

Eleanor A. Below
Source: Beloit Daily News (Wednesday, 4 June 1980) contributed by Ron Flink and transcribed by MZ
FREEPORT, Ill. – Eleanor A. Below, 82, formerly of Beloit, died Tuesday at the Freeport Manor Nursing Home.  She was born on July 16, 1897, in Marshfield, the daughter of Peter and Helen Schwaubach Eckes. She married Ernest Below on Jan. 25, 1917, in Marshfield. He died in 1954. She worked at the Freeman Shoe Company, retiring in 1963.  Survivors include three sons, Harold of Stockton, Ill., Arthur of Rockford and Roy of Chicago; a daughter, Mrs. Martha (John) Ross of Weaverville, N.C.; a brother, Otto Eckes of Two Rivers; three sisters, Helen Eckes of Milwaukee, Mrs. Kathryn (Roy) Stewart of Marshfield and Mrs. Betty Rice of California; 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by one son.  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Walker Mortuary here, with the Rev. Thomas Dzlelak officiating. Burial will be at 1 p.m. at East Lawn Cemetery in Beloit. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary. A memorial fund has been established in her name.


Marian Below
Source: Beloit Valley News (Thursday, 2 Mar. 1961) contributed by Ron Flink & transcribed by MZ
Clinton – Mrs. Clarence Below, 35, a resident here for the last 15 years, died at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Beloit hospital.  Marian Nielsen was born April 26, 1925, in Dubuque, Iowa. She was married to Clarence H. Below Feb. 22, 1959, at Allen Grove. She was a member of the Clinton Methodist church, and she was employed by the Hahn grocery store here for many years. Survivors are her husband; two daughters, Theresa Ann and Kristine Marie; her father, Michael A. Nielsen in Clinton; three sisters, Mrs. Mildred Hahn, Clinton, Mrs. Dorothy Dunwiddie of Clintonville and Mrs. Peggy Harrolle of Poplar Grove, Ill. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Schoenfeld funeral home, 1837 Park ave., with the Rev. Dale Strong officiating. Burial will be in Eastlawn cemetery, Beloit. Friends may call this evening at the funeral home.


Otto Berger
Otto Berger, 70, of 424 4th Ave. a Co. M Veteran of WW I, died Saturday at Veteran's Hospital, Wood, where he was a patient for the past 2 years. He had been in failing health for several years. Mr. Berger went to France with the Janesville National Guard Unit Feb. 18, 1918. for 6 months he participated in major battles including Aisne-Marne, Chateau Thierry, Meuse-Argonne, and Soissons. He was wounded and awarded the Purple Heart. After the war he served in Germany for a year with the army of occupation. Until his health failed, he was employed at Rock River Woolen Mills. He was born in Winona, Minn., August 10, 1884, the son of August and Wilhelmina Steffen Berger and was a Janesville resident for 62 years. Surviving are 2 brothers; William and Harry Berger, both of Janesville; a sister Mrs. Lyle Graves, Janesville 2 brother and 2 sisters preceded him in death. Services will be held at 1:30 Tuesday in the Overton Funeral Home, the Rev. H.C. Rex, retired St. Peter's Church Pastor officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 this evening. [unknown paper, source: Lizzie Krahmer's scrapbook]


Nitilda Bertensterman
Janesville, Wis.— Nitilda Bertensterman found dead with skull crushed and body bruised in kitchen of her father's home. Father arrested. [Source: "The Day Book". (Chicago, Ill.), October 01, 1912 - Sub. by K.T.]


Maria Bintliff
1880 - Mrs. Maria Bintliff, mother of Gen. James Bintliff, died at Janesville, Sept. 3d, in her eighty-fifth year. She was a native of Yorkshire, England, removing to Oneida County, N. Y., in 1841, and some years subsequently to Monroe, Wisconsin. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 468; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]


C. J. Bliss
MILTON, Feb. 12. – C. J. Bliss, of Milton Junction, died yesterday from the effects of an injury received some weeks ago by having his fingers cut off in a feed cutter. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (15 Feb. 1889) transcribed by FoFG MZ]


James Thorp Bond
JANESVILLE – Funeral services will be held today in Clyde, O., for James Thorp Bond, 43, former Janesville resident who died Friday in a Lima, O. hospital. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI) Monday, 26 Sept. 1955; page 2; Lorraine Markee collection; transcribed by MZ]


Mrs. James Brierty
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 25 Apr. 1901; transcribed by FoFG mz
Janesville, Wis., April 23. – Mrs. James Brierty, a resident of the town of Janesville, died, aged 61.
 



Amelia Brummond
Source: Janesville Gazette (Jan 1939) submitted by Barb Moksnes
"Mrs. Brummond Taken By Death On Her 77th Birthday"
On her 77th birthday, Mrs. Amelia Brummond died at 5:30 a.m. Thursday in her home in the town of Janesville on the farm where her family located in 1886. She was ill for only 1 week. Formerly Amelia Klemp, she was born in Semerow, Germany, Jan. 12, 1862 and came to the United States with her father and sister in 1886. She was married in 1886 to Charles Brummond, Janesville, who died in 1916. She is survived by 2 sons, Charles and John Brummond, Janesville; 2 daughters, Mrs. Roy Millard, town of Janesville, and Mrs. Fred Olson, Janesville; 3 step sons, Fred and Louis Brummond, Janesville and Albert Brummond, Fort Atkinson; 1 step daughter, Mrs. W. Krahmer, Janesville; 1 sister, Mrs. Gustie Sommerfeldt, Edgerton; 17 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren. The funera will be held at 2:00 Saturday in St. John's church of which she had been a member since living in Rock County. The Rev. John Keiser will officiate. Friends may call at the Whaley-Overton Funeral Home Friday afternon and evening.

Bradley B. Brummond
Source: Janesville Gazette (June 17, 1998) submitted by Barb Moksnes
Brad B. Brummond, age 39, died unexpectedly in Phoenix, AZ where he lived. Brad was born December 13, 1959 in Janesville. Brad attended Janesville Craig High School where he excelled in wrestling and art. Survivors include his brother Mark; his grandmother, Marie; Uncles Robert [Carolyn] of Janesville and Larry [Connie] of Evergreen, CO; and numerous relatives and friends. Brad was preceded in death by his father Gary; his brother David, and his grandfather, Victor. A memorial service will be held Friday June 19, 1998 at 11:00 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 1422 Centerway.

Charles Brummond
Source: Janesville Gazette (May 1916) submitted by Barb Moksnes
"Aged Resident Answers Last Call Saturday Evening"
The death of Charles Brummond, a resident of the town of Janesville, occured Saturday evening at the family home after an illness of nearly half a years' duration, old age complications being the agencies of death. Mr. Brummond was 70 years of age and for over a quarter of a century had lived in the town of Janesville. He was a native of Germany and was born December 13, 1845, coming to america in 1870. Mr. Brummond first settled at Jefferson but stayed there but a few months and took up his residence in Rock county in 1871. A year later the family took up their home in the town of Janesville. In 1884 Mr. Brummond's wife passed to the world beyond. they had been married in the old country in 1868. In 1886 he was married the second time and his widow, with 4 daughters, 4 sons, and one step son mourn his passing. The daughters are Mrs. Roy Millard of Whitewater; Mrs. W. Krahmer of Watertown; Mrs. C. F. Brummond of this city, and Miss Grace Brummond who lives at home with Charles and John. 2 other sons, Louis and Fred Brummond live in this city. The step son is Albert Klemp of Whitewater. He is also survived by 1 brother, Fred Brummond of Johnstown; 1 sister, Mrs. Ferdinand Heller of Edgerton, and by 9 grandchildren.

David Victor Brummond
Source: Janesville Gazette (Dec 1989) submitted by Barb Moksnes
David Victor Brummond, age 31, formerly of Janesville, died December 20, 1989, in Euless, TX. He was born June 10, 1958, in Janesville, the son of Gary and Margaret Hyman Brummond. He graduated from Craig High School and was a member of st. Peter's Luthern Church in Janesville. He is survived by 2 brothers, Bradley Brummond of Denver, CO and Mark Brummond of Janesville; his grandparents, Vic and Marie Brummond of Janesville; 2 uncles, Robert [Carolyn] Brummond of Janesville and Larry [Connie] Brummond of Aurora, CO; and numerous cousins. He was preceded by his parents. Memorial services will be held on Friday Jan. 26 at 1:30 in St. Peter's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Carl Engstrom officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Janesville. Arrangements were completed by Daley-Murphy-Wisch & Associates Funeral Home in Beloit.


Edna Ida Brummond
Source: Janesville Gazette (Feb. 10, 1994) submitted by Barb Moksnes
Edna I. Brummond, age 90, of 208 No. Main St., died Tuesday, February 8, 1994 at her home. She was born August 17, 1903, in Janesville, to August and Amelia Stark Schachtschneider. she married John A. Brummond August 29, 1925, in Janesville. Mrs. Brummond was an area resident all her life, had been employed at Parker Pen Co., was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, V.F.W. WWI, and was an active member of St. John's Lutheran Church. She is survived by a daughter, Mary [James] Arnold, of Edina, MN; a grandson, Robert J. Arnold; a granddaughter, Barbara [John] Moksnes and a great grandson, Robert J. Moksnes, all of Minneapolis, MN; 2 sister, Ann Randall and Louise [Carl] Koch both of Janesville; and many nieces and nephews. she was preceded in death by her husband, John in August of 1968, and 3 brothers; Harold "Mike", William and Carl Schachtschneider. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Friday Frb. 11, at St. John's Lutheran Church, with Rev. Jeff Wilde officiating. Burial will be at Milton Lawns Memorial Park. Friends may call at the church from noon until the time of the service on Friday. Memorials may be given to St. John's Lutheran Church or the charity of the donor's choice. Overton Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.



Eugene F. Brummond
Source: Janesville Gazette (Jan. 6, 2002) submitted by Barb Moksnes
Eugene F. Brummond, age 79, of 1121 Center Ave., died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002 at Mercy Hospital. He was born April 10, 1922, in Janesville, the son of Frederick and Pearl [Sullivan] Brummond, and has been a Janesville resident all his life. Eugene served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was retired from the Parker Pen Co. He married Geraldine M. Hall on Nov. 10, 1951, in Janesville; she died March 14, 1983. He later married Cecelia Jones on April 20, 1985, in Janesvile, and she died March 24, 1992. Eugene was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, where he was an usher, the K of C, had held positions in the Parker Pen employees' union and, proir to his marriage to Geraldine, had been active in the Boy Scouts softball program. He was also a member of the Janesville Senior Center, where he was active in chorus and dance groups. He is survived by son David [Patricia] Brummond of Janesville; daughter Mary [Sam] Rickman of Newburn, TN; his 2 grandchildren, Matthew D. Brummond and April E. Brummond, both of Janesville; special friend Jeanette Hedgecock of Janesville; several stepchildren; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother Dorothy VanGalder, and his wives, Geraldine and Cecelia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, with Fr. Daryl Furlong officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Hill cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Schneider Funeral Home.

Frieda Caroline Brummond
Source: Mary Brummond Arnold
Frieda Caroline Brummond was born in Freeport, IL, Jan. 6, 1898. she was the daughter of Karl Charles and Freda Lais Graesslin. She was baptized in 1898; confirmed in St. Peter's Lutheran church, March 12, 1912; and died January 6, 1978. she was married to Leo Alfred Edwin Brummond in Janesville, June 27, 1923. She was an active member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church and was closely involved with its' Senior Citizen's group. Survivors include her husband; 4 brothers, Louis, Fred, Herman and Carl all of Janesville; 2 sisters, Mrs. Clair Sechrist, Janesville and Mrs. Norman Nelson [Helen] of Delavan. Intermant following cremation will be in Milton Lawns Memorial Cemetery. Friends and relatives are invited to the church fellowship hall for refreshment and fellowship immediately after the service.


John Brummond,
Source: Janesville Gazette (Aug. 2, 1967) submitted by Barb Moksnes
John A. Brummond, 72, of 724 Harding St. died yesterday at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Madison.He had been in ill health since December. A Janesviile resident the past 43 years, he was born March 13, 1896,in the Town of Janesville, the son of Carl and Amelia Klemp Brummond. He served with the Army overseas in WorldWar I, saw action in the Muese-Argonne battle and was gassed. He was married Aug. 29, 1925, to Edna Schachtschneider,and has been employed many years in the assembly and maintainance departments of the local Chevrolet plant priorto retiring in 1961. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and the VFW. Surviving are his wife; a daughter,Mrs. James Arnold, Minneapolis, Minn; 2 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Charles and Fred, and a sister Mrs. Fred Olson, all of Janesville. Services will be Thursday at 2:00 in Overton Funeral Home where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Milton Lawns Memorial Park.



Victor Louis Brummond
Source: Janesville Gazette (Sept. 1993) submitted by Barb Moksnes
Victor Louis Brummond, age 78, of 1408 S. Washington St., died Sunday., Sept. 5, 1993 at Mercy Hospital. He was born July 13, 1915, in Janesville, the son of Louis and Elizabeth [Berger] Brummond. He married Marie Goldsworthy on april 10, 1937 in Janesvile. Victor was employed at Fisher body for 10 years prior to operating a Standard Oil service station until he retired. He was a lifetime member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church and recent member of Moose Lodge #197. He also was a past social member of V.F.W. Kienow-Hilt Post #1621 and Master Councilor of the Janesvile Chapter, Order of DeMolay. Mr. Brummond is survived by his wife Marie of Janesville; 2 sons, Robert L. [Carolyn] of Janesville and Larry W. [Connie] of Denver, CO; 7 grandchildren; Bradley, Eric, Mark, Kimberly, Denise, Kelly and Kassandra; 2 sisters, Ruth Everson and Luella Wood; 1 brother, Roger; and 3 nieces; Gloria, Lynn and Laurie. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son Gary; and a grandson, David. Visitation for family and friends will be Tues. Sept. 7 from 6:00 until 8:00 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church Cross and Crown room, and funeral services will be held Wed., Sept 8, at 1:30 at St. Peter's 1422 Center Ave., Janesville . Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Janesville. Schneider Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


Mrs. Mandus Bucholz
unknown paper or year, source: Lizzie Krahmer's scrapbook
Services for Mrs. Mandus Buchholz, 39, of 531 Madison St., will be held at 8:30 Tuesday in Reining Funeral Home and at 9:00 in St. William's Catholic Church. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday evening, the rosary service to be at 8:00 p.m. Mrs. Buchholz, former Parker Pen co. employee, died Friday morning following an illness of one year. the former Alice Hallett, daughter of Charles and Hattie Honeysee Hallett, was born May 1, 1915. she was married to Mandus Buchholz in Janesville July 26, 1934. Mrs. Buchholz was a member of St. William's Catholic Church and Women of the Moose. Surviving are her husband; 1 daughter, Catherine; her mother Mrs. James Timpany, and father Charles Hallett, all of Janesville; 5 brothers, George, Edward and Harry Hallett, Allistar and Gordon Timpany, al of Janesville; 2 sisters, Mrs. Clarence Pastorius, Milton, and Mrs. Edward Roehl, Footville. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday evening.

Elisa Buege
unknown paper or year source: Lizzie Krahmer's scrapbook
Mrs. Otto Buege, 73, a Janesville resident for 48 years, died at 4:10 a.m. Friday in her home, 266 Riverside St., following a 5 months' illness. the former Elisa Graf was born Jan. 12, 1875, coming to Lake Mills with her parents in 1881. She came to Janesville in 1889 and lived here since with the exception of 1925 to 1935 when she resided in Wilmette, Illinois. Miss Graf and Otto A. Buege were married March 29, 1895, in St. Paul's parsonage by Pastor Koerner. In 1945 the couple celebrated their Golden wedding anniversary. Mrs. Buege was a past President of St. Paul's Ladies Aid Society. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters, Mrs. E. Nichols, Rockford and Mrs. W. C. Schwarzbach, Benton Harbor, Mich.; a grand daughter Mrs. J. E. Meyer, Canoga Park, Calif., and a great-grand daughter Jaqueline Elisa Meyer, Canoga Park; 2 brothers, Ernest and Otto Graf, both of Janesville; and a sister, Mrs. Seth Lowry, Janesville. The body is at the Reining Funeral Home pending arrangements for the services.

E. Bullock
Source: Sioux City Journal (8 Mar. 1896) transcribed by MZ
E. Bullock, of Madison, S. D., died at the New Exchange hotel at 8:30 last night of dropsy. Mr. Bullock was an uncle of Mrs. W. W. Janes, the wife of the proprietor of the hotel, and was being taken to the home of his daughter in Nebraska, but became too feeble to journey further than Sioux City. His remains will be shipped to his old home, Milton, Wis., for internment.


Nelson Bushorr
Source: Dallas Morning News (4 Dec. 1905) KT - Sub by FoFG
Death of Pioneer
Guthrie, Ok, Dec 3 - Nelson Bushorr, aged 88, died yesterday at the home of his son, C.A. Bushorr, on a farm near Pawnee (OK). He was a Frenchman, a native of La Prairie, Province of Quebec, where he was born in August, 1818. He was married in 1842 to Miss Sophie Beaumier, who died in Trego County, Kansas, in 1884. Of nine children, six survive - Mrs. Louise Beaudette of Spokane, Wash., Mrs. Lucena Marcil of Salt Lake City, Utah, D.J. Bushorr of Galena, Kan., Postmaster L.N. Bushorr and C.A. Bushorr of Pawnee, Dennis Bushorr, an aged brother, resides in Effingham, Ill. The remains were sent to Edgerton, Wis., for interment.


Calvin Calder
[Source: Cambridge News (Cambridge, Wis.) Friday, 6 Apr. 1917; transcribed by MZ]
Calvin Calder was born Nov. 2nd, 1888, and died March 30th, 1917. He was taken to Janesville for an operation for appendicitis a little more than a week ago, and seemed to be gaining. But on Friday the family received word to come that another operation was necessary, this was performed, and on Friday evening he was again operated upon, but of no avail, and about eleven o’clock the spirit fled. He was conscious to the last. The body was embalmed in Janesville and brought to the farm home. Funeral services were held at the house and in the P.M. church on Albion Prairie, Rev. Gasch officiating. The Woodmen of which he was a member turned out in a body to the grave. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife and little son Ellsworth, his mother Mrs. James Calder, three brothers Melvin and Leon and George who resides in Montana, two sisters Mrs. Wallace Drake from Edgerton and Mrs. Henry Vivian of Montana. The family have the sympathy of the entire community in their sorrow.



Mrs. William Canniff

[unknown paper or year; source: Lizzie Krahmer's scrapbook]
Services for Mrs. William Canniff, first President of VFW Auxiliary, were held at 2:00 Monday in the Reining Funeral home. The very Rev. Henry Roth, Trinity Episcopal Church officiated and the VFW Auxiliary also conducted a service. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Harlan Healy, Mahlon Ogden, Francis Flynn, August Clefisch, Arthur S. Wright and Maynard Peck.

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.”

Mrs. Louise Cheesebro
Cheesebro, Mrs. Louise, Who for many years made her home with Mrs. Edwards of this city, died at the County Poor Farm Wednesday at the age of 68. The remains were brought to Clark's Undertaking rooms and from there the funeral will be held this afternoon. burial is in the Fassett Cemetery in the city [Edgerton]. [Source: Janesville Gazette (March 13, 1909)]


Minerva Church
Mrs. Minerva Church, widow of Jonathan church, died at the home of her son, near Janesville, yesterday. She came to Rock county in 1855 and was 82 years of age. [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Friday, 22 Feb. 1889) transcribed by MZ]


Mrs. John Clinchy
Beloit, Wis., Sept. 28.-Mrs. John Clinchy, aged 71 years, died last night of apoplexy. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal Oct. 1, 1886 - Sub. by a Friend of Free Genealogy]


Tom Coffield
Poison Did Not Cause Death of Tom Coffield.
Mrs. Thomas Coffield of Beloit, sends the Leader the following extract from the Rock Rapids Reporter concerning the coroner’s report as to the death of Mr. Coffield and this item is of importance because some had formed or expressed an opinion that Mr. Coffield had drank poisoned liquor which caused his death:  "Coroner Corooran has received from state chemist, O. N. Kinney of Iowa City, a report of the analysis of the stomach and liver of Thomas Coffield, who died very suddenly about three weeks ago, declaring that he had been poisoned. The state chemist failed to find any traces of poison in either organ, and the supposition is therefore natural that Coffield died in a fit or similar attack, and there was no outside agency responsible for his demise." [Dakota Farmers Leader (Canton, S.D.) Jan. 13, 1911, page 8]


Joseph Cole
Dead Pioneer Settler of County and 83 years old.  Joseph Cole was born near Straudsburg, Northhampton Co., PA Jan 30, 1822 and died of old age at his home in Bradford.  He came to Wisconsin in 1848 and purchased of the government, 300 acres of land two miles and a half south of Afton.  He rented the land worked and tried the carpenter's trade for a few years.  In 1853 he was married to Mary Annette Arnold of Plymouth.  They settled on the farm which was their home until the death of his wife in 1872.  In Jun 1875 he was married to Emma Terwilliger of Afton.
[unknown newspaper/date; Sub. by Mary Nelson]


Mrs. B. Collins
Janesville, Wis., Jan. 8. – Mrs. B. Collins, aged 70 [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, January 10, 1901]


Harmon S. Conger
Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 10 (1909) Transcribed by: Heather A. Turner
1882: Judge Harmon S. Conger, at Janesville, October 22d, in the sixty-seventh year of his age. Fulton, Courtland County, N. Y., was the place of his birth, April 9th, 1816. Completing his academic course in the spring of 1839, he studied law, and the next year purchased and edited a weekly paper. He was chosen county treasurer for several years, and was twice elected to Congress, serving from 1847 to 1851 – with a single exception, the youngest member of the house. In October, 1855, he removed to Wisconsin, settling at Janesville in the practice of his profession. In the spring of 1870, he was chosen judge of his circuit, and by re-election, without opposition, continued on the bench till his death. He was an able and upright jurist, and a man of unbending integrity. His death was a great loss to his judicial district, and to the State as well.


Chester Cook
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 - Chester Cook, an old and respectable citizen, died at Harmony, Rock County, Sept. 2d, in his eighty-third year.



Susan D. Crossman
Source: "The Wild Rose", Wild Rose, Wis. (Thursday March 15, 1906) Transcribed by Linda Rodriguez
Oldest Resident Dead
Janesville, Wis., March 9 – Mrs. Susan D. Crossman, who would be 103 years old March 28, is dead. She was the oldest resident of Rock County.

W. W. Curtis
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 471; transcribed by LaDena Livingston
1880 - Mrs. W. W. Curtis, daughter of Elder Harris, of Evansville, died in Japan, Oct. 14th, on her twenty-fourth birthday, where she had been laboring three years as a missionary.


Albert Dimmel
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 13 June 1912; submitted by MZ
Beloit, Wis. – Albert Dimmel, 10 year old, died of lockjaw. Ten days ago he ran a thorn in his foot and the infection proved fatal.


James M. Doyle
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 478; transcribed by LaDena Livingston
1881 - Father James M. Doyle died at Janesville, Feb. 26th, in his sixtieth year. He was a native of Ireland, and was well known throughout Wisconsin, having had charge of Catholic congregations at Whitewater, Portage, Waukesha, and Janesville. He was devoted and industrious in his ministerial labors.



Roy Willis Duncan
Source: Janesville Gazette (1950) from Lizzie Krahmer's scrapbook
"Navy Veteran of War II Dies" Roy Willis Duncan, 32, of 210 S. High St., World War II Navy Veteran, died at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday in Pinehurst Sanatorium where he had been a patient since March 1948. Mr. Duncan was born July 13, 1918 in LaSale, Ill. He came to Janesville with his parents in 1924 and attended grade and high schools here. He served in the Navy for 11 months during the war and received a medical discharge. He married Lois Perry May 22, 1949, in Janesville. He was employed by the Janesville Cotton Co. and was a member of the Congregational Church and the Richard Ellis post of the American Legion. Surviving him are his wife; a son, Robert, 8; a daughter, Karen 7; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.M. Duncan; 2 brothers, Robert and Malcom; and his grandmother, Mrs. Nellie Wicks, all of Janesville. Funeral services will be at 3:15 Friday at the Overton Funeral Home, the Rev. Herbert C. Kimmel officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday evening. Burial will be in Milton Lawns Memorial Park.

Donald Fanning
Source: unknown paper (1950) from Lizzie Krahmer's scrapbook
An accidental shotgun wound suffered while hunting alone on Al Knopes farm, route 2, Saturday afternoon was fatal to Donald John Fanning, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Fanning. The boy was found dead near a tractor which he had borrowed to transport himself across fields on the Knopes farm where his father was employed Saturday. the body was 1st discovered by Shirley Knopes, 15, who went in search of the boy when he failed to return to the house at 2:30 p.m., the time set for him to come back. In the shock of finding the body, however, she was unable to tell others exactly where it was and a searching party was formed, and Joseph Manogue, route 2, Milton Juncton, soon came upon the body about 50 feet from the tractor. the spot was about 1,200 yards from the farmhouse atop the knoll. It appeared that the shotgun went off as the boy stopped the tractor and picked it up from a platform where he had placed it in starting off on his hunting expedition. the gun was found leaning up against the tractor, and the boy was about 50 feet away, his cap and blood covered gloves were found between the body and the tractor. the charge from the gun struck the boy in the right side just below the ribs. Deputy Sheriff Herbert DeVitt, who inspected the .410 gauge shotgun afterwards, said that it would have been possible to pull the hammer back a short distance in picking it up off the tractor platform, and that had this happened, it would go off easily. the gun was owned by Knopes' son Harry. Coroner E. J. Overton, also called to the Knopes farm declared the shooting an accident, and annouced that no inquest would be held. the accident is believed to have happened about 2:30 p.m. about an hour after the boy left with the borrowed tractor and gun. His father who was helping dig a water ditch on the Knopes farm, had given his permission to hunt, and Knopes loaned him the tractor. the body was brought to the Kimball-Nelson funeral Home here. Donald John Fanning was born in Janesville October 20, 1938, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Fanning. His mother was Miss Lillian Rice before her marriage. He was a member of the Harmony 4-H Club and of the Golden Valley riding club. Surviving are his parents; 2 brothers, Roger and William; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. J. J. Fanning, Johnstown; and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rice, Janesville. Several uncles and aunts and cousins also survive. Funeral services will be held in the fanning home at 8:30 Tuesday and in St. Mary's Catholic Church at 9:00, the Rev. E.J. Beck to officiate. Burial will be in Mount Olivet cemetery. the rosary will be at 8:00 p.m. Monday in the Fanning home. [unknown paper, 1950 source Lizzie Krahmer's scrapbook]

Mrs. P. M. Finch
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (15 Feb. 1889) transcribed by FoFG MZ
JANESVILLE, Feb. 12. – Mrs. P. M. Finch died a t her home in this city yesterday, after a short illness, aged 58.


Elizabeth Freeman
Source: Marathon County Record (Wausau, Marathon County, Wis.) Thursday, 20 Feb. 1862; submitted by Friend of Free Genealogy
DIED: In Union, Rock Co., Elizabeth, wife of J. H. Freeman, departed this life February 3d, 1862, aged 34 years and 11 months.


Leroy C. Freeman
Source: unknown paper, unknown year from Lizzie Krahmer's scrapbook
Leroy Freeman, 45, of 926 5th Ave, Parker Pen co. employee for the past 28 years, died in Mercy Hospital at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. He had been in failing health for a year. Born in Janesville March 31, 1905, Mr. Freeman was the son of Frank and Ida Klatt Freeman. He attended Janesville schools including high school. Mr. Freeman and Lorena Wobig were married June 19, 1929 in St. Paul's Lutheran Church by Rev. E.A. Treu. He was a devout member of St. Paul's church had served on the school board and was a committeeman for the boy scout Troop of the church. Surviving are his wife; one son, Rodney; a daughter, Dolores; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Freeman; a brother, Ronald and a sister Mrs. Theo. Stiff, all of Janesville. A brother, Willard Freeman preceded him in death. Services will be held at 2:00 Monday at St. Paul's Church the Rev. Martin Droegemueller officiating. Burial will be in Milton Lawns Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Reining Funeral Home Sunday afternoon and evening. The body will be removed to the church at noon Monday.

William Goodell
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 427; transcribed by LaDena Livingston
1878 - Rev. William Goodell died at Janesville, Feb. 15th. He was born in Chenango County, N.Y., in 1792. At different periods, he was engaged as an editor at Providence, New York City, and Utica, and devoted much his life and energies to the cause of temperance, abolition of slavery, and woman's suffrage. Among other pleasing incidents of his life, it is related, that he in the company with Rev. Dr. George B. Cheever and Dr. Brown, of New York, held an interview with
President Lincoln the night before the emancipation proclamation was signed-the last interview the President accorded to any prior to issuing that memorable document; and is suppose to have had great influence in bringing his mind to that important decision. Mr. Goodell, long a Congregational clergyman, was actively engaged in the anti-slavery and temperance movement of his day.


Vernon H. Goutcher
(8 Nov. 1918 – 2 Apr. 1985)
Source: unknown newspaper; contributed by Ron Flink; transcribed by MZ
Vernon H. Goutcher, 66, of Route l, Highway 14 East, Janesville, died Tuesday in Mercy Hospital.
Born Nov. 8, 1918, in Loyal, he married Margaret Grey on June 12, 1945, in Ladysmith. He had been a Janesville resident for 12 years, moving from Whitewater, and worked for the Mac Arthur Mink Ranch. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Steven of Whitewater and Shane of Janesville; a stepson, Harley French of Janesville; three daughters, Connie Nichols of Delavan, Vicki Wileman of Watertown and Tammy Reinke of Elkhorn; a stepdaughter, Pat Erdman of Ladysmith; 11 grandchildren; four brothers, Dale and Ralph, both of Naperville, Ill., Harley of Washington and Ervin of Tucson, Ariz.
Services will be at 3 p m. Friday in Milton Lawns Memorial Park Chapel, with burial in Milton Lawns Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to services at the chapel Arrangements were made by Albrecht Funeral Home-Janesville. ***Note: His date of death is from Wisconsin Deaths, 1959-1997.


Helen K. Grosnick
Source: Janesville Gazette (July 15, 2001) submitted by Barb Moksnes
Helen K. Grosnick, age 84, formerly of 1801 E. Milwaukee St., Janesville, WI, died at the Skaalen Sunset Home, Stoughton, WI on Thursday, July 12, 2001. Helen was born in Hancock, MI on Aug. 27, 1916, the daughter of Carl and Alma [Kuuri] Sakari. She was married on Feb. 6, 1937 to Douglas L. Grosnick. they resided in Oshkosh, Green Bay and Shawano, and following Mr. Grosnick's retirement moved to Florida where they lived for about 20 years. More recently, the Grosnick's resided in the Milton-Janesville area, and following Mr. Grosnick's death on March 3, 2002, Mrs. Grosnick moved to the Skaalen Sunset Home in Stoughton. Helen was a Lutheran. she loved music and playing her keyboard. Surviving are 2 children: Helen [Bill Brocker] Kiesow of Roscoe, IL, and Douglas W. [ Audrey Holt-Grosnick] Grosnick of Pardeeville, WI; 3 grandchildren, Brian [ [Christina] Kiesow, Lisa Rhoads, Dean Grosnick; twin great-grandchildren; Hannah and Noah Kiesow; a brother, William [Gloria] Sakari. In addition to her husband and parents, Helen was preceded in death by a grandson, Kent Kiesow and sister, Ruth Aldrich. Services will be held Monday, July 16 at Henke-Clarson Funeral Home, with Rev. Edward Paape officiating. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to the Skaalen Home resident Endowment Fund.

Orrin Guernsey
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 490; transcribed by LaDena Livingston
1876 - Hon. Orrin Guernsey died in Janesville, Sept. 26th, in his sixty-third year. Born in Lisbon, N.H., April 14th, 1814, he early engaged in mercantile pursuits; in the spring of 1843, he was elected a member of the general assembly of that state, and also served as a colonel and brigadier-general in the State militia. In the fall of 1843, he removed to Janesville; and in 1850 he went across the plains to California, returning by way of Panama. In 1856, he was associated with Josiah F. Willard, in preparing a "History of Rock County,” with the transactions of the Agricultural Society and Mechanics' Institute of that county, an octavo volume of 350 pages.
In 1861, Mr. Guernsey was chosen a member of the legislature; and in 1865, he was appointed by President Johnson, a member of the Indian commission to conclude treaties with the Sioux Indians on the Upper Missouri, serving two years in that capacity. He was twice elected to the city council, and once to the county board; for many years one of the trustees of the Blind Asylum, and fourteen years one of the directors of the Madison Insurance Company, and was long the local agent of that and other insurance companies in Janesville.
"Mr. Guernsey," says the Janesville Gazette, "was intimately connected with almost every enterprise for the advancement of our city and people, for a third of a century. He was a man of more than ordinary intellectual ability; radical, but liberal, in his religious and political ideas, a firm and persistent friend of our system of free schools, an efficient worker in the Rock County Agricultural Society, and an advocate of every reform calculated to elevate mankind, and make society better."


Infant Haas
Source: unknown paper or year; from Lizzie Krahmer's scrapbook
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Haas, town of Janesvile, died at birth in Mercy Hospital, Wednesday morning. Burial was in Oak Hill cemetery Wednesday afternoon. Surviving are her parents, 1 brother and 3 sisters.
Gracie Hagar
Source: Edgerton Reporter (Aug 1897) submitted by Barb Moksnes
The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hagar, 151 Jefferson St. died this morning at 5:00 of cholera infantum, aged 2 years, after about 1 week's illness. The parents have the sympathy of all in their affliction. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.

Abby Hanford
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 440; transcribed by LaDena Livingston
1879 - Mrs. Abby Hanford died in Janesville, June 29th, at the venerable age of ninety-three years. She was a native of Connecticut, and had survived her husband twelve years. Her oldest living child was seventy-six, her oldest grandchild fifty-six, and her oldest great grandchild twenty-five.


Philo Hawes
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Wednesday, 5 Aug. 1908; transcribed by FoFG mz
LUVERNE, Minn., Aug. 4. – Philo Hawes, one of the best known men in southern Minnesota, died at his home in this city at 1 a.m., today, aged 77 years. He was the first settler in Rock county and the father of Luverne, naming the city after his eldest daughter. He located here in 1867, taking up a homestead, which is the present site of the city. For several years after first locating here he was government mail agent, carrying the mail by pony express from Blue Earth City to Yankton, S.D. At that time the nearest town to Luverne was Jackson, in Jackson county, and lumber had to be hauled from Madelia, 125 miles distant.
In 1853 Hawes resided at Red Wing, and for several years operated a line of stages from that place to Faribault, Zumbrota and other points in southern Minnesota. He also operated a mail route from Red Wing to Blue Earth City from 1874 to 1884, and he was engaged as mail clerk on the St. Paul & Sioux City railroad. At the outbreak of the civil war he enlisted as second lieutenant in Company D, Eleventh Minnesota and served until the close of the war. He was married in 1850 to Malvina Hines, in Rock county, Wis., who with two children, Charles O. Hawes of the mercantile firm of Hawes & Son, and Miss Carrie Hawes, survive. Mr. Hawes was born in Tompkins county, N.Y., Dec. 18, 1830. At the age of 12 he moved with his parents to Janesville, Wis. He later resided for some time in St. Paul. The funeral services, under the auspices of John A. Dix post, G.A.R., will be held Thursday.


Amanda Hawkins
Source: Brodhead Independent (13 June 1901) Submitted by B Pehrson
HAWKINS-At her home in Spring Grove, on Sunday evening, June 9, 1901, Mrs. Amanda Hawkins, aged 77 years, 11 months and 21 days. Amamda Vanattan was born in Hainesville, New Jersey, June 18, 1823. When fifteen years of age she moved to New York State, where she was married in 1842 to Mr. John Hawkins. About 1847 they came to Wisconsin, settling in Avon, which vicinity was since been their home. In the spring of 1858 she with her husband united with the Baptist church at Avon. Eight children were born to them, seven boys and one girl, six of whom with the father survive to mourn the loss of a kind and affectionate wife and mother; one son Charles and on daughter Jane having preceded her to the better land. Those who remain to mourn her loss are William of Nebraska, George and Ira of Iowa, Joseph, Chester and Judd of Spring Grove. Mrs. Hawkins' last illness was of short duration. She had not been in good health for some time, but her desire to be helpful and especially to do all that she could on account of the poor health of her husband kept her active and led her to attempt more than she was really physically able to do. Two weeks ago last Friday her strength failed. All that kind and loving hands could do for her was done but she did not rally, and on Sunday evening passed away. By nature she was gifted with strong ambition combined with a kind and sympathetic disposition. She was ever ready to help to the extent of her ability in times of trial, to soothe and comfort in sorrow. She will be greatly missed and sincerely mourned by all her neighbors and friends. The funeral services were held at the M.E. church, in Avon, on Wednesday, conducted by Rev. J. Andereck, of Juda, who spoke from the words found in Psalms 90:5 6: "Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep; in the morning they are like grass which groweth up. In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down and withereth." The interment was in the Avon cemetery. The bearers were Eli Frisbie, Wm. Coldren, Chas. Sholtz, Wm. Hall, Samuel Caldwell and John Rosheisen. Among those from a distance present at the funeral was Mrs. John A. Swansutt, of Riceville, Iowa. ********************************************************
The family desire to return thanks to the many friends who were so helpful during the illness of the beloved wife and mother and who showed such sympathetic kindness at her death and burial; to the donors of the beautiful flowers and to the singers for their comforting service of song.


Charles Hawkins
Source: Brodhead Independent (17 Nov. 1892) Submitted by B Pehrson
At Avon, March 11, 1894, Mr. Charles Hawkins, aged 33 years two months and eleven days. The circumstances of his death were inexpressibly sad. In company with his brother, Mr. Joseph Hawkins, he was preparing to go out on the bayou, on the Samuel W. Treat farm, to hunt ducks. Wishing to put their boat into the water, they laid down their guns, the one belonging to Charles being placed in the boat, the barrel resting on the seat. The brothers took hold of the boat, one on each side, and gave it a push. It had moved only about two feet when the gun went off, the whole charge passing through the left lung of Charles, who stood directly in front of it. He spoke but once, saying "joe, I'm gone," and in a minute or two he had breathed his last. His body was taken to the residence of Joseph, which was near by, and properly cared for. The gun was one of the old-fashioned muzzle-loading kind. The hammer of the lock rested on the cap, and it is supposed the jar of the boat caused it to explode. Mr. Hawkins was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hawkins, of Spring Grove, and most of his life was spent in that town and in Avon. At the time of his death he was residing on the Fred Moyer, Jr., farm in Avon. He was married in 1882 to Miss Flora Kline, of Spring Grove, who with three children survives to mourn the untimely death of the husband and father. The funeral services were held in the Baptist church of Avon, on Tuesday, conducted by Rev. W. Woodruff of Brodhead. My sympathy is felt for the bereaved wife, who is almost prostrated by the terrible shock, and for the children so suddenly deprived of a father's love and care. On Charles tombstone: Prepare to meet thy God, for in such an hour as you think the son of man cometh. Buried in Avon, WI. Hawkins cemetery off Store road.


Chet Hawkins
Source: Brodhead Independent (date not known) Submitted by B Pehrson
The funeral of Chet Hawkins who died Friday night was held at the Woodman Hall Monday afternoon. Chester Hawkins was born in Illinois, July 31, 1856, and died at his home in Avon, Wisconsin, Feb. 4, 1927, aged 70 years, six months, seven days. His illness was about five weeks duration, the disease being heart trouble. On Dec. 24, 1923, his wife preceded him to the better land. Her maiden name was Martha Harrison. They were married in Spring Grove Township in 1879. Five children were born to this union. One daughter preceded them in death, Feb. 12, 1888. He leaves to mourn his loss three sons and one daughter, John, of Mauston, WI., Herbert and Roy of Avon twp. and Mrs. Fred Dinse, of Avon. Also eighteen grandchildren. He was a member of the Modern Woodman of America, Camp No. 1209. By nature he was gifted with strong ambition combined with a kind and sympathetic disposition. He was ever ready to help to the extent of his ability in times of trial, to sooth and comfort in sorrow. He will be greatly missed and sincerely mourned by all his Neighbors and friends. The funeral was held from the Avon Modern Woodman Hall on Monday, at 2O'clock, Feb. 7th, conducted by Rev. J.W. Zimmerman of Brodhead. The songs were rendered by Rev. and Mrs. Zimmerman. The funeral was largely attended by neighbors and friends, thus showing the high esteem in which the departed was held.


John Hawkins
Source: Brodhead Independent (date not known) Submitted by B Pehrson
John Hawkins Dead, he was born near Elmira, NY October 6, 1822. He died near Riceville, Iowa, December 27, 1902, at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. John Swancutt. His last illness was of short duration lasting only six days. The disease was paralysis. On June 9, 1901 his wife preceeded him to the better land. Her maiden name was Miss Amanda Van Etten. They were married at Hainesville, NJ. Eight children were born to them, seven boys and one girl. Five survive to mourn as orphans. They are as follows: Chester and Joseph of this place. Ira of Stacyville, IA; George of Little Cedar, IA, and William of NE. Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins moved to this state and settled at Avon near the Sugar River about the year 1847. Thus they were of that noble class of people now growing few in numbers and to whom prosperity will always be indebted-the pioneers. Mr. Hawkins early professed religion and identified himself with the Baptist church of Avon, and trough his long life he lived a consistant Christian life. His old time friends and neighbors rise up eager to speak words of testimony to his fidelity to Christ and his church. The funeral services were conducted Monday the 28th of December, in the M.E. Church of Brodhead by Dr. O.E. Murry. The text used was John 14:18-"I will not leave you comfortless." The pastor and his wife furnished the music. The Congregation was made up by relatives, children, and friends of the deceased, some of whom came very long distances to attend the last services in honor of their father, friend and grandfather.


Judson Hawkins
Source: Brodhead Independent (date not known) Submitted by B Pehrson
Mr. Judson Hawkins was born in Avon, Wisconsin, Dec. 3, 1863, and died at his home in Spring Grove, Wis., May 20, 1902, aged 39 years, 5 months and 17 days. His illness was of about three weeks duration, the disease being typhoid fever. Mr. Hawkins was the eighth child of John and Amanda Hawkins. He was married to Celia Newcomber, of Spring Grove, Wis. Ten children were born to them, nine of whom are left with the mother to mourn the loss of an indulgent husband and father, Gertie, the second daughter having passed to the spirit world five months ago, her death having been caused by the same dread disease. Deceased also leaves an aged father and five brothers to mourn his departure. Judd, as he was familiarly called, was of a jovial disposition and was ever ready to lend a helping hand were assistance was needed. He will be greatly missed in the community as well as in the home where his loss is irreparable. The funeral service was held in the Union Church conducted by Rev. J. Hendreck of Juda, text: Hebrews, 2:6, "What is Man?". The appropriate song piece was rendered by the Union Choir. Messers J. F. Zimmerman, A. C. Zimmerman, Geo Williams, John Mather, Wm Bussey and Wm T. Mayer served as pall bearers.



Frederick Heller
Source: Edgerton Reporter (Nov. 1947) submitted by Barb Moksnes
Fred Heller, 65, of rte 4 Edgerton, died in Memorial Hospital on Friday after a long illness. He had been a patient in the hospital for the past 7 weeks. Mr. Heller was born in Fulton township May 13, 1882, and following his marriage to Olga Leitz in Edgerton on April 19, 1905, they made their home on the Heller farm in Fulton. Surviving are his wife; 7 daughters, Mrs. Leonard Stokstad, and Miss Norma Heller, Rockford, Mrs. John Gallagher, Indian Ford, Mrs. Floyd Ford, Madison, Mrs, Lyle Kitchen, Janesville, Maxine and Evelyn at home; 5 sons, Edwin, Edgerton; Willard, Janesville; Leo , Lester and Lewis, at home; 3 grandchildren; 1 sister, Mrs. William Knoll, Edgerton; and 2 brothers, John and Lewis Heller, Janesville. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Monday in the Jones Funeral Home and at 2:00 in St. John's Lutheran church, the Rev. A.M. Wahl officiating. Burial will be in Fassett Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7:00 p.m. today.

Edward Hield
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI) Tuesday, 26 Oct. 1880; transcribed by FoFG mz
JANESVILLE, Oct. 23. Capt. Ed Ruger telegraphs from Bernedill, New Mexico, that Edward Hield, of this city, died, Thursday, of heart disease. Mr. Hield has lived here for thirty-five years, and was widely known in this section of the country. He was in the employ of Capt. Ruger, who is providing a system of irrigation for the mines of New Mexico. Hield leaves a wife and three children.


George Hilt
Military services for George Hilt, Navy Veteran of WWII, Janesville's 1st fatality from polio-myelitis in many years, were held in Oak Hill cemetery Tuesday afternoon. Edward Rodebush was in charge of the service with Warnie Schuler as firing squad leader and Dave Riggs as bugler. Others in the squad were Bob and Tom Cantwell, Bob Stubbendick, Duane Fisher, Robert Montgomery, Robert Stibbe and Tim Newman. the Rev. Elmo Randolph, Seventh Day Baptist church, Milton, conducted the service at Overton Funeral Home at 2:00. Pallbearers were Carl Hindes, John Rinehart, Carl Falk, Leo McCaffrey, Delferd Elliott and Vern McQuillan. [Source: unknown paper or year; from Lizzie Krahmer's scrapbook ]


Mrs. J.W. Hinkley
Mrs. J. W. Hinkley died at Janesville Friday of consumption, aged 57. [The Milwaukee Journal, 6 Jul 1896]


Claude A. Holliman
Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Monday, 24 Jan. 1966, page 8; contributed by Lorraine Markee; transcribed by MZ
BELOIT (AP) – A Rockford, Ill., man was shot to death Saturday night in an argument outside a Beloit tavern. Police said Claude A. Holliman, 29, was struck by two bullets fired in the quarrel which had started earlier inside the tavern. Charles Collins, 32, Beloit, was jailed in the slaying. Magnolia McAllister, 29, Beloit, was wounded in the shooting but was released after hospital treatment.



Clement Francis Honer
Source: Unknown Newspaper, Aug. 17, 1986 - Submitted By: Jim Honer
Beloit - Clement Francis Honer, age 80, passed away Monday, August 15, 1986 at his home in Beloit after several heart related illnesses.
He was born March 25, 1906 on the Honer home farm in Eagle Township, Richland County to John and Anna (Gies) Honer. Clem married the former B. Elizabeth Bloedow at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Richland Center on September 1, 1946.
Clem graduated from the Hoosier Hollow Rural School and operated the home farm with his twin brother Lawrence, and brothers Otto and Carl. In 1928 he moved to Muscoda and became a salesman there and in Richland Center. He operated Coast to Coast Hardware stores in Richland Center and Bloomer before owning and operating the East Side Grocery in Richland Center. Later, he and Elizabeth moved to Beloit where he worked in furniture sales until his retirement.
Clem is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, daughters , Jane and Alice Honer, a son, Dean, all of Beloit. Also his twin brother, Lawrence (Dorothy) of Muscoda and a sister-in-law, Catherine Honer. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and brother-in-law, Gertrude (Albert) Zeller, and brothers and sisters-in-law, Fred (Ardella) Honer, Otto Honer, and Carl (Josephine) Honer. Clem was a kind, friendly and soft-spoken gentleman who will be missed by his family and friends. His cremains were interred in Beloit, WI.


Luella Hollister
Source: unknown paper or year; from Lizzie Krahmer's scrapbook
Mrs. Luella Pearl Hollister, 75, a Janesville resident for 30 years, suffered a fatal heart attack at 8:15 Wednesday in her home, 122 Corn Exchange. She retired 6 years ago after having been an employee at the Carle Warehouse. for several years, she operated a hotel in Elgin, Ill. the former Luella Pearl Babcock, daughter of Rufus and Josephine Babcock, was bron in Little Prairie, Walworth County, Feb. 16, 1881. Before locating in Janesville she was a Whitewater resident. Her husband Leslie Hollister, whom she married in Delavan, preceded her in death. 1 sister and 2 brothers also preceded her in death. surviving are 1 sister, Mrs. William Box, Palmyra, and a niece, Gladys Waterman, Janesville correspondent for Milwaukee and Madison newspapers. the funeral will be held at 1:30 Saturday at the Reining Funeral Home, the Rev. Wayne Dalton, First Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be in East Delavan Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday afternoon and evening.


Susan E. Jordan
MRS. JORDAN LAID TO REST IN ORION
Orion, Ill., July 15. - The funeral of Mrs. Susan E. Jordan, who died at Andover, Sunday, was held from the Orion Baptist church at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon. She was born in Windsor, Vt., and at 5 years of age, came to Janesville, Wis. She married Mr. Jordan in 1884, and he passed away in 1898. She was a resident of Orion for many years, and had lived in Andover only the past three years. She is survived by three daughters and one son, children of a former marriage to Milo T. Ward. Rev. Mr. Holbrook assisted by Rev. Mr. Moberg of Andover, conducted the services. Burial took place at Western cemetery. [Rock Island Argus, July 17, 1919]


Frank Kehoe
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (25 Sept. 1902) transcribed by FoFG MZ
Beloit, Wis., Sept. 22. – Frank Kehoe, the last surviving son of the late Martin Kehoe of this city, died yesterday. He was 26 years of age.



Mrs. Wm. Kendall
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Oct. 1, 1886 - Sub. by a Friend of Free Genealogy
Beloit, Wis., Sept. 28.- Mrs. Wm. Kendall, aged 80 years, mother of Charles Kendall, died Saturday.

Daniel F. Kimball
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 456; transcribed by LaDena Livingston
1880 - Daniel F. Kimball died at Janesville, February 25th, in the seventy-second year of his age. He settled in Janesville in 1838, was the first postmaster there, and the oldest member of the Rock County bar, having been admitted the first term of the Territorial district court, held in Rock County, by the late Judge Davis Irwin, in 1839, when he was also appointed district attorney pro tem.


Janice Elizabeth Kinzel
Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Sunday, 30 July 2006; page 2A; Lorraine Markee collection, transcribed by MZ
MADISON - Janice Elizabeth (Hanley) Kinzel passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, Friday, July 28, 2006, at the Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center. A celebration of Jan's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, 2005 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 7337 Hubbard Ave., Middleton. The Rev. Cynthia Ganzkow-Wold and the Rev. Stephen Ganzkow-Wold will preside.
Janice was born Jan. 31, 1934, in Beloit to Berwyn and Gladys Hanley. She graduated from UW-Oshkosh with a degree in elementary education.
On June 7, 1958, she was united in marriage to Ralph Clarence Kinzel in Birnamwood, by her grandfather, the Rev. Carl Musall. They resided in Peshtigo for 34 years, where she taught third grade at Peshtigo Elementary School. The children she taught were a precious part of her life both in and outside of the classroom. She touched many lives with her quick wit, incredible sense of humor, and her enormous caring heart.
Jan loved all games, was a "shark" of a bridge player, and was a gifted artist as well. Her beautiful water color artwork is a wonderful remembrance of her creative spirit.
Jan will be greatly missed by her husband, Ralph; two sons, Timothy (Gail) Kinzel of Middleton and John (Chris) Kinzel of Wisconsin Rapids; a daughter, Elizabeth (Ed) Bates of Ligonier, Pa.; 10 grandchildren, Sarah, Kyle, Joshua, Benjamin, Allison, Anna, Kristen, Jay, John, and Randy; and a great-grandson, Benjamin. They will always remember the many special times they shared with their Grandma. Her loving friends, who were as close as family to her, will also miss her dearly. We would like to give great thanks to HospiceCare for all the wonderful treatment given to Jan and our entire family.


James H. Knowlton
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 430; transcribed by LaDena Livingston
1879 - Hon. James H. Knowlton died in Chicago Jan. 29th, at the age of nearly sixty-five years. He was born in Canandaigus, N.Y., Feb 20th, 1814, and was raised on a farm, living several years near Lockport, N.Y. He early studied medicine, but gave it up, and became a lawyer. He settled at Janesville in 1843, removing in 1847 to Shullsburg. He served as county judge, and represented that city in the legislature; and was chairman of the committee to investigate the frauds in the disposition of the land grant in 1856. In the spring of 1862, he was can unsuccessful candidate for associate justice of the supreme court. He subsequently removed to Chicago. Though somewhat eccentric, he was a man of fine legal ability, and of strict integrity of character.


Sylvester J. Koeberl
Source: Janesville Daily Gazette (Janesville, Wis.) Monday, 9 July 1956
Sylvester J. Koeberl, 32, of 1814 Mole Ave., Fisher Body employee, died at. 11:20 a.m. Sunday in Edgerton Memorial Hospital. He had been ill for the past month.
Mr. Koeberl, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Koeberl, was born in Marshfield Sept. 23, 1923. He was graduated from St. John's parochial school there and was married to Carol Hood Sept. 24, 1943, in St. John's Catholic Church, Marshfield. They located in Janesville 2 ½ years ago.
Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Rita Ann; three sons Eugene, Jerome and William; his mother, Mrs. Henry Koeberl, Marshfield; four brothers, Henry of Algoma, Raymond and Joseph both of Milwaukee, and George, of Janesville; six sisters, Mrs. Raymond Specht and Mrs. Clifford Fahey, both of Marshfield, Mrs. Vernon Blum and Mrs. Robert Thompson, both of Milwaukee, Mrs. Robert Logan, Green Bay and Mrs. Carl Brown, Aurora, Ill. His father and a brother, Vincent Koeberl preceded him in death. Services will be held at. 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Ryan Funoral Home and at 9 o'clock in St. William's Church. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, The Rosary service will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday. [Source: Janesville Daily Gazette (Janesville, Wis.) Wednesday, 11 July 1956]

Services for Sylvester Koeberl, 32, of 1814 Mole Ave., were held at 9 a.m. Wednesday in St. William's Catholic Church, the Rev. Victor Falkenstein officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Pallbearers were John Crawford, Bernard Meicher, Ralph Duller, Robert Zweifel, Dean Nesbit and William Meiss.


William Knoll
Source: unknown paper, unknown year (before 1965) submitted by Barb Moksnes
William Knoll, 84, died this morning in the Rock County hospital following a long illness. He lived at 106 Broadway St. here. Mr. Knoll was born Nov. 5, 1871 in Germany, and came to this country with his parents. He was married to Minnie Heller, who died in 1954. He was employed in tobacco warehouses here for many years and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. Surviving are 3 daughter, Mrs. DeWitt Castater, Janesville, Mrs. Harry Healey, Sterling, Ill., and Mrs. Herbert Hoopes, Edgerton; 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wed. in the Jones Funeral home and at 2:00 in St. John's Lutheran Church, the Rev. A. C. Hornbostel officiating. Burial will be in Fassett cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:00 Tuesday.



Louise E. Koch
Source: Mary Brummond Arnold
Louise E. Koch, age 91, of 1704 S. river Rd., died Wednesday, December 8, 1999, at Mercy Hospital. She was born June 21, 1908 in Milton, the daughter of August and Emelia Stark Schachtschneider. She had been a Janesville resident most of her life. Louise married Carl L. Koch on June 21, 1947 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. She worked for Parker Pen Co. for 44 years as an inspector, retiring in 1970. she was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. she is survived by her husband, Carl; 2 brothers-in-law, Benedict [Bev] Koch of Janesville, and William Barlass of California; a sister in law, Rosalie Koch of Janesville, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 1:00 Sat. Dec. 11, 1999 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, with Fr. Ray Kertz officiating. Interment will be in Milton Lawns Memorial Park. friends may call before the services at the church Sat. from 10:15 until 11:00. schneider Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Martha Krahmer
Source: Janesville Gazette (Sept. 25, 1966) submitted by Barb Moksnes
Mrs. Walter A. Krahmer, 84, died unexpectedly yesterday in her home, 541 N. River St. with the exception of a few years in Watertown where she and her husband operated a bakery, she was a life resident of Rock County. the former Martha Brummond, daughter of Charles and Louisa Kepp Brummond, was born in the Town of Janesville April 13, 1882. She was married to Walter A. Krahmer, Dec. 6, 1904. He died December 26, 1954. Mrs. Krahmer was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Women's Relief Corps and the Golden Age Club. Surviving are a brother, Fred, Janesville; 2 stepbrothers, Charles and John, both of Janesville; 2 stepsisters, Mrs. Fred Olson, Janesville and Mrs. Roy Millard, Whitewater. Services will be at 1:30 Wednesday in St. Peter's Church, the Rev. Dar Vriesman officiating. Burial will be in Milton Lawns Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Overton Funeral Home tomorrow night from 7 to 9 and at the church Wednesday noon.


Walter A. Krahmer
Source: Janesville Gazette (Dec. 1954) submitted by Barb Moksnes
Walter A. Krahmer, 71, of 541 N. River St., a Janesville resident for 50 years and an employee of Parker Pen Co. for 36 years, died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday in Mercy Hospital, he was admitted to the hospital Saturday evening. Mr. Krahmer retired from the automatics dept. of Parker Pen 2 1/2 years ago. He was born in Watertown May 12, 1883, and was married to Martha "Lizzie" Brummond December 6, 1904 by the Rev. R.C. Denison, First Congregational Church. Mr. Krahmer was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Surviving are his wife; his mother, Mrs. Herman Krahmer, Watertown; 2 brothers, Albert, of Watertown, and Ben of Rockford; 1 sister, Mrs. Ida Brining, Milwaukee. Services will be held at 2:00 Wednesday at the Overton Funeral Home, the Rev. H.C. Rex, St. Peter's Church, officiating. Burial will be in Milton Lawns Memorial Park. Friends may cal at the funeral home Tuesday evening.


August Kramer [Krahmer]
Source: unknown paper (1956) from Lizzie Krahmer's scrapbook
August John Kramer, 92, died Sunday morning in the home of his son, Herbert, 473 N. Hein Ave., Waukesha, where he had lived for several years. He was born in Hubbleton, July 25, 1864, and married Ida Heitz of Milford Feb. 18, 1890. They resided in Janesville for a time after their marriage, moving to Fort Atkinson in 1900 where he became manager of Hoard's Dairy Farm. Mr. Kramer held this post until 1945 and in 1951 went to Waukesha to live with his son. His wife died in 1922. He was a member of First Methodist Church and the Eagles Lodge of Fort Atkinson. Surviving are 2 sons, Herbert, owner and operator of Kramer's Wisconsin State Hatchery, Waukesha, and Frank W., of Red Wing, Minn.; 2 brothers, William, of Watertown and Charles, of Bettendorf, Iowa; 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. the funeral will be held at 2:00 Wednesday in the Royal F. Hayes Funeral Home, the Rev. Stanford Strosahl officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Atkinson. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 Tuesday. Pallbearers will be Vern and Ely Kaufman, W. D. Hoard Jr., Sheldon and Carlin Vosburg and Warner Heitz.

Herbert Krucorsky
Herbert Krucorsky, a workman employed on the St. Paul road near Beloit, died of sunstroke. His home is in Milwaukee. [New Ulm Review, (New Ulm, MN) July 20, 1892]


Charles Kruse
Source: Janesville Gazette (1948) from Lizzie Krahmer's scrapbook
Charles Kruse, 74, Milwaukee railroad employee for 47 years and a Janesville resident since 1878, died in his home, 308 Race Street, at 5:45 p.m. Sunday after 2 years failing health, Mr. Kruse worked for the Milwaukee railroad from 1889 until retiring in 1936. He held office in Bower City Lodge, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, and was also affiliated with Woodmen of the World and Standard Life Association. Born in Hubbleton, Jefferson County, September 13, 1871, he was married to Miss Etta Bevers at Platteville Feb. 24, 1894. The couple celebrated their Golden anniversary in Feb. 1944, with open house in Labor Temple, 28 years ago, they purchased their home at 308 Race Street. Surviving are his wife who served as an officer in the Railroad Brotherhood Auxiliary and is active in the Women's Relief Corps; and a son, William Kruse in the Army. the funeral will be held at 9:30 Wednesday in Kimball-Nelson Funeral Home and at 10:00 at St. Patrick's Church. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. the rosary services will be at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home where friends may call Tuesday afternoon and evening.


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