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]


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
Source: unknown paper or year; from Lizzie Krahmer's scrapbook
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.

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.


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.

Frank LaMoreaux
Source: Grand Forks Herald (14 June 1922) transcribed by FoFG mz
Janesville, Wis., June 13. - Frank B. LaMoreux of Ashland, prominent in law circles of Wisconsin, died today at the residence of J. T. Hooper here, where Mr. LaMoreux had stopped on his way from Battle Creek, Mich., where he had undergone an operation. Mr. LaMoreux came to Ashland from Stevens Point about 20 years ago. He was especially prominent in criminal law, and was a partner of Senator A. W. Sanborne and Allen T. Pray.


Hugh Lee
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 457; transcribed by LaDena Livingston
1880 - Col. Hugh Lee died at Beloit, March 11th, in his seventy-eighth year. He was born in Northumberland, England, in 1803, and was a schoolmate of George Stephenson, the eminent civil engineer. He came to the United States in 1815, and was a contractor on the Delaware and Chesapeake ship canal in 1834. Locating at Beloit in 1842, he was in later
years engaged on various railroads, and surveyed the Sturgeon Bay Ship canal.



Rudolph E. Lindberg
Source: Edgerton Reporter (1967) submitted by Barb Moksnes
Services were held for Rudolph E. Lindberg, 75, of 205 Park Lane, on Sunday in the Methodist church. Mr. Lindberg died Thursday, October 26, 1967, he was dead on arrival at Mercy Hospital, Janesville, shortly after becoming ill while visiting in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Jones, Afton Rd., Janesville. Mr. Lindberg had been a resident of Edgerton since 1925, and was cashier of Highway Trailer Industries, Inc., for many years. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of Fulton Lodge No. 69, F&AM, Consistory, Shrine and Order 63. He was a member of the official board and trustee and treasurer of the Masonic Lodge. He was born Feb. 5, 1893, in South Dakota, the son of Christian and Maren Lindberg. He and Alma Reusser were married in 1920. Mr. Lindberg was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife; 1 daughter, Mrs. Jones; 2 grandchildren; a brother, Christian E. Lindberg, Lake Mils. Masonic and Eastern Star rites were held Sat. evening at the Ellingson Funeral Home. Rev. John Wagner officiated at the funeral in the Methodist Church Sunday. Miss Carol Johnson was organist. Burial was in Fassettt Cemetery.

James Lovejoy
The St. Joseph, Missouri Gazette of the 26th ult says that an emigrant by the name of James Lovejoy, from Union, Rock county, Wisconsin, fell dead on the 25th near the steamboat landing.  He had been engaged in ferrying a few hours before his death.  An examination was made of his person, but no marks of violence were found, and it  was the opinion of medical gentlemen present, that he died of some internal disease.  He was buried on the 26th by his comrades.  He is said to have been a man of good moral character, industrious and temperate, and leaves behind him in Wisconsin, a wife and three children.[Source: The Weekly Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 29, 1850]


Ann T. Mather
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI) Friday, May 4, 1888; transcribed by FoFG mz
BELOIT, April 27. – Mrs. Ann T. Mather, widow of Judge H. S. Mather, of Chicago, one of the first settlers of that city, died yesterday at Prof. H. M. Whiting’s, in this city, where she had been making her home.



Rudolph Maves
Source: Janesville Gazette (March 13, 1909)
"EDGERTON MAN WAS STRUCK BY TRAIN"
Rudolph Maves, a German living below the station, was struck by one of the west bound trains last evening and was killed. He leaves a wife and several children. For further family info, contact Barb at moxy5@sbcglobal.net

Maurice McCarthy
Source: Janesville Gazette (20 May 1914) Submitted by Al McCarthy
Cousin Drove Engine.
Relative bearing same name was engineer on St. Paul Locomotive which crushed out life.
Maurice McCarthy, aged 32 years, whose home is on the corner of Pleasant and Chatham streets, met death last night when freight train number 166 on the Chicago ,Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad struck and ground his bodyin a horrible manner. Investigation shows that McCarthy had gone down the Mineral Point division tracks to sleep in a barn and probably fell to the tracks a prey to the train due shortly after nine o'clock.
This morning it was learned that McCarthy's cousin who bears the same name as the victim of the accident, was the engineer on the freight that crushed out the life.
Engineer McCarthy stated that on coming into the yards the train was slowed down and he saw the body laying directly across the tracks but because of the momentum of the heavy train was unable to stop for some distance.
The dead man was identified by his hat and shoes by two companions M. Gagan and Thomas Mulcairas who were with McCarthy several hours before he departed down the tracks. McCarthy is survived by his Mother Mrs. Mary McCarthy, sister Mrs. Verne Fraunfelder, and brother John McCarthy of Janesville. Funeral services were held at St. Patrick's Church Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock.

Sarah McCullough
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI) Friday, 19 Nov. 1886; transcribed by FoFG mz
JANESVILLE, Nov. 16. – Mrs. Sarah McCullough, an early settler in this county, died Sunday night, aged 75 years.



Geo. McDaniel
Source: Wisconsin State Journal April 13, 1888 - Sub. by a Friend of Free Genealogy
Rock Co. —Geo. McDaniel, an old and respected citizen of Clinton, is dead. He was one of the seven sons of Aaron McDaniel, one of Ohio's most patriotic citizens during the late rebellion, who, alter all of his sons having enlisted in the service, offered his service at the advanced age of 60 odd years.

George Davis McDill
(Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas and Polk Counties. Population 22,959.)
Source: Wisconsin Blue Book (1882), page 540; transcribed by Mary Saggio
GEORGE DAVIS McDILL (Rep.), of Osceola Mills, Polk county, was born in Wayne, Crawford county, Pennsylvania, on the 28th of July, 1838; received an academic education; is by profession a lawyer; came to Wisconsin in 1841, and settled at Beloit, removing later to Vernon county, and to Polk county in 1872; has been district attorney of Polk county for two terms, beginning January 1, 1874; was chairman of the county board for five consecutive years. Mr. McDill enlisted in the spring of 1861 in Co. I, 6th regiment, and served therein until March 24, 1864, when he was promoted as captain of Co. K, 37th regiment; was discharged on account of wounds November 3, 1864; participated in the battles of Gainesville, Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and the siege of Petersburg; he was elected to the assembly of 1881, and re-elected for 1882, receiving 2,498 votes against 972 for Frank M. Angel, democrat.


Robert McKay
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 25 Dec. 1902; transcribed by FoFG mz
Janesville, Wis., Dec. 24. – Robert McKay, one of the most prosperous farmers of Rock county, died in Janesville Tuesday, the result of a stroke of paralysis sustained five years ago. He was 76 years of age.


Pardon H. Merrill
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 445; transcribed by LaDena Livingston
1879 - Pardon H. Merrill, father of Hon. S.T. Merrill of Beloit, died at that place, Sept. 29th, in the ninety-second year of his age. He was born at Rowe, Mass., Dec. 20th, 1788. He was the patentee of the "goose-neck” hoe, and was for many years engaged in its manufacture. He had been a resident of Beloit for nineteen years.


Verne Merrill
Source: Evening Times (9 Dec. 1909) submitted by FoFG BZ
Football List A Startling Lie Men Reported Killed in Football Died Months Before Season Started
Seattle, Dec. 9.—Investigation, reveals that the published list of twenty-six deaths purported to have resulted from football during the season of 1909 cannot be accepted as correct, that the list is flagrantly swelled and padded solely for sensationalism and that deaths of football players that have resulted from causes foreign to football are unjustly, charged up against violence of the game under the 1909 rules. Following is a, list of the misrepresented cases so far discovered by O. H. Luck, who used to live in Seattle, but who now makes his home in Eugene, Oregon, one of the best posted football men in the country.
Verne Merrill, Janesville, Wis., died of blood poisoning in 1909 football. Unjustly chalked up against 1909 rules.

Roger H. Mills
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 - Hon. Roger H. Mills died at Beloit, Nov. 11th, aged sixty-seven years. He was born in New Hartford, Conn., where he engaged in the practice of law; he held several important positions, among them county judge, and secretary of State. Settling in Beloit in 1854, he at one time was mayor of the city, and a trustee of Beloit College. He was an able, learned, and conscientious lawyer, and in every sense a good man.


Ira Miltimore
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 437; transcribed by LaDena Livingston
1879 - Capt. Ira Miltimore died at Janesville, June 9th, at the age of sixty-six years. Born at Windham, Vt., in 1813, he established himself as a millwright and machinist at Chicago in 1836, where he was a member of the common council from 1838 to 1845. In this later year he removed to Janesville, built the "big mill,” served nine years in the common council, and was one of the directors in the Rock River Valley Railroad, the precursor of the Chicago and Northeastern
Company. He donated ten acres for the State Institute for the Blind, and was for fifteen years a member of the board for its management. He raised a company for the Thirty-Third Wisconsin sharing in the capture of Jackson, Mississippi, and the siege of Vicksburg. His was a life of activity and usefulness, and he was greatly respected for his public spirit and enterprise.


William Morgan
Source: The Weekly Wisconsin Patriot August 20, 1859 - Sub by a Friend of Free Genealogy
The Beloit Journal says that on Wednesday morning of last.week, a boy about ten years old, named Wm. Morgan, was instantly crushed to death by some freight cars at the Galena Depot. When his mother saw the corpse her shrieks were agonizing.



Martin Mullranin
Source: Stevens Point Daily Journal (Oct 4, 1939) Transcribed by Janet Bruce Nelson
Martin Mullranin, 72, a former resident of Stevens Point for many years, died on Sunday morning, September 24, at 7:30 o clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Leo Walker, at Beloit, after an illness of four months.
Stevens Point relatives who attended the funeral last Wednesday at Beloit were Clifton Cook, a nephew, who was accompanied to Beloit by R.R. Rowe and L.C. Rowe, brothers-in-law of Mr. Mullranin, and Mrs. R. R. Rowe.
Mr. Mullranin was born on November 22, 1866, at Waukau, Winnebago county. He spent most of his life in Menasha, Stevens Point and Beloit. During his residence in Stevens Point he was located on Superior avenue, where he owned a home at the time of his death. With the exception of the past winter, which he spent at his home here, Mr. Mullranin had made his home with his children in Beloit most of the time since the death of his wife, the former Anna Rowe, in 1907. He was a molder by trade.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. A. G. Sauers, Mrs. A. G. McCord, Mrs. Leo Walker and Mrs. Leo Hauser, all of Beloit, a son, Edward of Beloit, three sisters, Mrs. Mary Aiken and Mrs. George Powers of Menasha and Mrs. Nellie Marks of Waukegan, and 10 grandchildren.

Dale R. Nanstad
Source: Janesville Gazette (Janesville, Wis.) Saturday, 8 Nov. 1969; transcribed by MZ
Day’s Log
Dale R. Nanstad, 38, Edgerton, injured in same accident, dead on arrival at Mercy Hospital.
EDGERTON—Services for Dale R. Nanstad, 38, of 309 Dorow Ave., who died Friday in an auto accident, were held Monday in Blair, Wis., with burial in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Blair.
Nanstad, the son of Edwin and Dorothy Zimmerman Nanstad, was born May 30, 1931, in Black River Falls and married to the former Irene Naedler Jan. 27, 1951. Surviving are his wife; three sons, James, Jerry and Dale, and two daughters, Margine and Joanne, all at home; his parents of Blair; two brothers, Allan of Eau Claire and Donald of South Milwaukee; and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. C. B. Zimmerman, Blair. [Source: Janesville Gazette (Janesville, Wis.) Thursday, Nov. 13, 1969]


Stephen Newberry
Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 446; transcribed by LaDena Livingston
1879 - Stephen Newberry died in Johnstown, Rock County, Oct. 8th, in his eighty-fifth year.


Noah Newell
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 455; transcribed by LaDena Livingston
1880 - Noah Newell died at Janesville, February 19th, in his eighty-first year. He was born at Bradford, Vt., July 6, 1799, and settled in Janesville in 1836.


David Noggle
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 490; transcribed by LaDena Livingston
1878 - Hon. David Noggle died at Janesville July 18th, in his sixty-ninth year. He was born in Franklin, Penn., Oct. 9th, 1809, and early removed to Ohio. After residing awhile in Madison Co., N. Y., he removed, in 1840, to Winnebago Co., Ill., where, while doing full work on his farm he prepared himself for the profession of the law, without spending a day in a lawyer's office or a law school. He was admitted to the bar of the supreme court of Illinois in 1838; and selling his farm the next year, he settled at Beloit, where he soon secured a large legal practice. He was a member of the Democratic party, and was, in 1840, appointed postmaster of Beloit; and having removed to Janesville in 1846, he was that year chosen a member of the first constitutional convention in which body he took a conspicuous part. He was a delegate to the national Democratic conventions of 1844 and 1852, which nominated Presidents Polk and Pierce; and in 1854 and 1855, he served in the assembly. He aided in the elevation of Judge Doolittle to the U.S. Senate, and became an ardent Republican. He was chosen judge of his circuit in 1858, serving till 1866, when he removed for a brief period to Iowa. In 1869 he was appointed by President Grant chief justice of Idaho Territory, which position he resigned in 1874 on account of ill-health. He was a man of great natural capacity, and of uncommon force and will of character, and a powerful advocate before a jury.


William B. Noyes
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (30 Mar. 1899) transcribed by FoFG MZ
Janesville, Wis., March 28. – William B. Noyes was taken suddenly ill last evening and died this morning of apoplexy. He had resided here forty-three years and was local agent for the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad for twenty years. A wife survives him.



Frederick Olson
Source: Janesville Gazette (July 19, 1973) submitted by Barb Moksnes
Frederick M. Olson, 76, of 1020 Johnson St., died Wednesday in Rock Haven after a long illness. He was born in Norway April 18, 1897, and came to the United States with his parents in 1904, settling in Waupun. He had lived in Janesville since 1918 and was a veteran of Army service in World War I. He was married to Grace Brummond May 12, 1920, and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and a former member of the church council. Mr. Olson was employed for 42 years at the Chevrolet plant in Janesville, operating the plant mail pickup service most of that time. He retired in 1962 and was a member of UAW Locals Retired Members Club. Surviving are his wife; a son, John F., 2 grandchildren and 2 brothers, Oscar and Alfred, all of Janesville. Services will be at 11.00 a.m. Saturday at the church, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at Wolfgram Funeral Home from 3:30 to 5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, and at the church prior to service time Saturday. Memorials may be made to the church memorial fund.

Henry Olson
Source: Marathon County Register (Unity, Marathon County, Wis.) Friday, 9 Nov. 1951; contributed by Ron Flink & transcribed by MZ
Funeral services were held at Loyal Tuesday afternoon at 2 P.M. in the Methodist Church with the Rev. Holmes officiating, for Henry Olson, 32, Unity, who was killed instantly Friday morning in Marshfield when his car collided with a passenger train at the Northwester railroad crossing. Mr. Olson, father of five children, the oldest 5 years old, died of chest injuries and a broken neck suffered when the impact hurled him against the steering wheel of his car. He was driving south on Central avenue in Marshfield at 5:50 A.M. enroute to work at the Service Bakery when the accident happened. Henry Olson was born June 15, 1919, in Janesville. Believed to have been an orphan, he came to Loyal when he was 15 years old to make his home with the Calvin Prior family and also lived with the Ray Prior family at Loyal for a time. When he was 19 he went to the west coast and later enlisted in the army August 8, 1938, serving for seven years. He was in Honolulu when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and also served in the Aleutions and in Germany. After his discharge from the army he returned to Loyal and married the former Dorothy Kanneberg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Al Kanneberg of Loyal, in November, 1945. Survivors include his wife and five children, Wayne, 5, Larry, 4, twins, Sandra and Suzanne, 3, and Lilli Marlene, 2.



Margaret E. "Betty" Osmond
Source: Janesville Gazette (July 15, 2001) submitted by Barb Moksnes
Betty E. Osmond, age 75, of 827 Harding St., died Friday July 13, 2001 at Mercy Health system. She was born on July 20, 1925 in Janesville, the daughter of Harold A. and Margaret A. [Hathorn] Schachtschneider. Margaret attended St. Mary's Grade School, and graduated from Janesville High School. She has been a Janesville resident all her life. She married Carl F. Osmond on July 14, 1945 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Janesville. Margaret worked at Parker Pen Co. for 40 years. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, V.F.W. Auxilliary 1621; she enjoyed collecting dolls, traveling, camping, and the outdoors. She is survived by her husband Carl, of Janesville; a brother, Robert [Bertha] Schachtschneider of Janesville; and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents. Services will be at 11:00 Tuesday July 17, 2001 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, with Mnsgr. Ray Kertz officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Schneider Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Martha Peet
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 437; transcribed by LaDena Livingston
1879 - Miss Martha Peet, daughter of Rev. Stephen Peet, one of the pioneer clergymen of Wisconsin, died at Beloit, June 24th, in her fifty-second year. She was born in Eucid, Ohio, July 14th, 1827. In 1835, her father removed to Buffalo, two years later to Green Bay, and in 1839 to Milwaukee. Removing to Beloit in 1844, Miss Peet prosecuted her literary
pursuits in the Seminary there. Her life was spent in doing good, in the church and out of it, among the poor and needy. She became a vigorous temperance lecturer, and an earnest worker in every good cause. She was one of the active managers in the Women's Centennial movement in 1876.


Charles E. Pierce
Source: Appleton Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wis.) Thursday, May 25, 1922; submitted by FoFG (mz)
Janesville— Charles E. Pierce, 62, one of the best known attorneys in the middle west, died early this morning following an operation. He had practiced law here and as attorney in many courts in important cases since 1881.


Jeremiah Porter
Source: Necrology … Andover Theological Seminary (1828 – 1865) transcribed by Kim Mohler
CLASS OF 1828
Jeremiah Porter. (Non-graduate.): Son of Dr. William Porter and Charlotte Williams; born in Hadley, Mass., December 27, 1804; prepared for college at Hopkins Academy, Hadley, and with Rev. Dr. Alvan Hyde, of Lee, Mass.; graduated at Williams College, 1825; studied two years in this Seminary, 1825-27; taught two years in a monitorial high school in Troy, N.Y.; graduated at Princeton Seminary, 1831. He was licensed by the Hampshire Central Association, April 27, 1831. He was ordained at Hadley, October 3, 1831, and under commission of the American Home Missionary Society started at once for service among the soldiers, Indian agents, and traders at Fort Brady (Sault de Ste. Marie), in Michigan territory. This journey, by stage, Erie Canal, steamer, schooner, and birch-bark canoe (from Mackinaw), consumed two months. In 1833 he accompanied the troops to Fort Dearborn, at the mouth of the Chicago River, where he organized the First Presbyterian Church of Chicago. He was stated supply at Peoria, Ill., from 1835 until the murder of Lovejoy in 1837, and at Farmington, Ill., from 1837 to 1840. He was pastor of the Presbyterian church, Green Bay, Wis., 1840-58, and of the Edwards Congregational Church, Chicago, 1858-62. From 1862 to 1865 he was chaplain of the First Illinois Light Artillery, continuing work among the soldiers in Texas, under the auspices of the Christian Commission, 1865-66. He was acting pastor at Prairie du Chien, Wis., 1866-68, and at Brownsville, Texas, 1868-70. He was then appointed by President Grant to a chaplaincy in the regular army, in which he remained until 1882, being stationed successively at Brownsville, Texas, 1870-73; at Fort Sill, Indian Territory, 1873-75; and at Fort D.A. Russell, Wyoming Territory, 1875-80. He was in California, under leave of absence, 1880-81, preaching for six months at Grass Valley; and afterwards resided with his children at Detroit, Mich., and at Beloit, Wis. He received the degree of Doctor of Divinity from Williams College in 1866.

Dr. Porter’s ministerial career was a long and fruitful one. A descendant of godly ancestry, trained in the quietness of New England, his life was spent on the frontier among Indians, half-breeds, traders, soldiers, freedmen, and an eventful portion of it in the tumult of war. His wife, an early missionary teacher at John Jacob Astor’s trading post of Mackinaw, was thoroughly identified with all his work, accompanying him to the war, and as field agent of the Sanitary Commission doing an incalculable service in hospitals and among freedmen at Cairo, Vicksburg, Memphis, Chattanooga, and in Sherman’s army, as later in her Rio Grande Seminary in Texas.

Rev. Prof. Joseph Emerson, D.D., of Beloit (Class of 1845), writes of both: "Dr. Jeremiah Porter and his wife were notable examples of a most remarkable phase of character and influence – spirits of finest nature and nurture, sanctified by grace and appointed to long lives on the border, where the barbaric elements of civilization collide with aboriginal barbarism. Dr. Porter’s life was for more than sixty years, half of our nation’s life, mingled with the movement of civilization in all its length and breadth, from Mackinaw to Mexico, from Chicago to California. In the frontier post of the Northwest, in Chicago when it was only Fort Dearborn, as pastor of the first church in Wisconsin (except that of the Stockbridge Indians, to whom his ancestor, President Edwards, had ministered a century before) – all his life, in pastorate or camp, or field or hospital, he went about doing good."

Dr. Porter was married, June 15, 1835, to Eliza Emily Chappell, of Rochester, N.Y., daughter of Lieut. Robert Chappell and Elizabeth Kneeland. She died in Santa Barbara, Cal., January 1, 1888. Of nine children, five died in infancy or youth. The three sons graduated at Beloit College. The youngest son, Rev. Henry Dwight Porter, D.D. (Class of 1870), and the daughter, Miss Mary H. Porter, have long been connected with the North China Mission.Dr. Porter died at Beloit, Wis., of old age, July 25, 1893, in his eighty-ninth year.


Clarissa G. Pratt
1880 - Mrs. Clarissa G. Pratt dies at Janesville, Oct. 11th, at the age of eighty-five years. She had resided there nearly thirty years. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 470; tr. by LaDena Livingston]

Ira Pratt
Died, At Janesville, Wis., Nov. 30th, Ira Pratt, aged 73 years, father of Judge Pratt, late of Oregon, now of San Francisco.  At the Tremount House, San Francisco, recently, Mr. Wm. Elliott of Jacksonville, aged 29 years, formerly from Shoneyville, Johnson co., Iowa. [The Oregon Argus (Oregon City, OT) – Saturday, January 29, 1859]



Herman Preuss
Source: unknown paper or year; from Lizzie Krahmer's scrapbook
Herman F. Preuss, 82, 431 So. Franklin St., a retired painter and a resident of Janesville for 64 years, died at 1:20 a.m. Sunday in Mercy Hospital. He had been in ill health for 2 1/2 years. Mr. Preuss, son of August and Bertha Graf Preuss was born in Lucklow, Germany, July 13, 1875. He located to Janesville in 1893. Mr. Preuss served in the Spanish-American War with Co. A, First Wisconsin Infantry. He was a member of Harry L. Gifford Camp, United Spanish War Veterans, and has served as Treasurer of St. Paul's Lutheran Church as well as elder and trustee. Mr. Preuss and Bertha Piske were married Sept. 18, 1901, in St. Paul's Church by the Rev. Christian Koerner. Surviving are his wife; 3 sons, Hugo, George and Walter, all of Janesville; 2 daughters, Mrs. Margaret Mathews and Mrs. Ruth Holapa, both of Janesville; 9 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Otto and a sister, Miss Louise Preuss, both of Janesville. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ernest Preuss, 2 sisters, Mrs. Bertha Stanley and Mrs. Matilda Kath and a half brother, Charles Graf. Services will be held at 2:00 Wednesday at St. Paul's Church the Rev. Martin Droegenmueller officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the Reining Funeral Home Tuesday evening and at the church Wed. at noon until the funeral hour. USWV will conduct the graveside service.

Martha Putman
Source: Beloit Valley News (Thursday, 2 Mar. 1961) contributed by Ron Flink & transcribed by MZ
Mrs. Glen Putman
Allen Grove — Mrs. Glen Putman died in her home here Wednesday afternoon after a long illness.
Martha (Babe) Pramer was born March 28, 1893, in Rock county, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pramer. She was married to Chester Rockwell in 1913. He died in 1918, and she was married to Glen Putman Sept. 20, 1919. She was a member of the Allen Grove Methodist church. Survivors are her husband; a daughter,Mrs. Roy Putman; Darien; a. brother, Charles Pramer, Rockford; a sister, Mrs. Leo Huber of Allen Grove; four grandchildren, Mrs. Claude Harvey, Delavan Lake, Gordon Putman, Beloit, Mrs. Richard Baumback, East Delavan, and Diana at home, also three great grandchildren. A daughter and a sister predeceased her. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Schoenfeld funeral home, Clinton, with the Rev. Harold O. Gronseth officiating. Burial will be inEastlawn cemetery, Beloit. Friends may call Friday evening at the funeral home.


Christie Taylor Ramey
Source: Ree Heights Review (Ree Heights, Hand Co., SD) 11 Mar. 1932; submitted by Dennis Hargens
Mrs. Christie Taylor Ramey was born November 9, 1860 in Rock County, Wis. She died at her home near Ree Heights March 3, 1932, at the age of 71 years, three months and 22 days. She was married July 1, 1876 at Brodhead, Wis., to John E. Ramey. The family resided in Rock County for six years and then pioneered to South Dakota October 21, 1884, where they made their home in Spring Hill Township. In 1905 they moved to Ree Heights and resided here until the past few years, which were spent on the farm southwest of Ree Heights. Burial was in Morningside Cemetery, Ree Heights, Hand County, SD.


Brewater Randell
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 461; transcribed by LaDena Livingston
1880 - Gen. Brewater Randell died at Janesville, May 6th, at the age of seventy-four years. He was formerly a resident of Ohio, a student in the law office of J. R. Giddings, and served in the senate, of which he was president. He had resided at Janesville about twenty years.


John Reynolds
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 - John Reynolds, a native of Rhode Island, died at Beloit, Dec. 2d, aged nearly eighty-six years. He settled in Beloit in 1846, where he was several years a merchant, and at one time city treasurer.



Minnie Risch
Source: unknown paper or year; from Lizzie Krahmer's scrapbook
Miss Minnie Risch, 86, a Janesville resident for 8 years, died early Sunday morning in Rock County Hospital following a long illness. The daughter of William and Wilhelmina Miller Risch, she was born in the town of Center October 16, 1870. She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Survivors are nieces and nephews. 4 brothers and 2 sisters preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Tuesday in the Reining Funeral Home, the Rev. M. C. Droegenmueller, St. Paul's Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, Town of Center. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday evening.


Mary Rusch
Source: unknown paper (1956) from Lizzie Krahmer's scrapbook
Miss Mary Rusch, 71, of 102 Broadway St., died shortly before midnight Monday in Edgerton Memorial Hospital. she had been ill 2 weeks. the daughter of Albert and Augusta Knoll Rusch, she was born in Edgerton May 5, 1885 and was a lifelong resident. Since the death of her mother when she was a child, she had lived with the John Rusch family. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, a charter member of its' Young Ladies Society. She was employed in tobacco warehouses. Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Emma Bartz, Madison; a half sister, Mrs. Albin Stavik, Edgerton; 2 half brothers, Emil Rusch, Edgerton and George Rusch, Madison; 6 cousins with whom she had lived, Mrs. Harry Hain, George Ruosch, Edgerton, Mrs. Gertrude Suyndbye, Stoughton, Thomas Ruosch Pelican Lake , John Ruosch, St. Augustine, Florida, and Carol Ruosch, Waukegan, Ill. Funeral services will be at 2:00 Friday in St. John's Lutheran Church, the Rev. A.C. Hornbostel officiating, with burial in the family lot in Fassett Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ellingson funeral Home from 2:oo Thursday until noon on Friday when the body will be taken to the church.

Ludwig Rossow
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 25 Apr. 1901; transcribed by FoFG mz
Janesville, Wis., April 23. – Ludwig Rossow, one of the early residents, died, aged 89 years.


Thomas T. Ruger
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. Thomas T. Ruger died at Janesville, April 21st, in his seventy-seventh year. He was born at Northumberland, Saratoga Co., N.Y., Feb. 25th, 1802; was principal of Wilbraham Academy, Mass., in 1830; was president of the Wesleyan Seminary, at Lima, N.Y., for four years. He was ordained an Episcopal clergyman at Sherburne, N. Y.; and, in 1844, removed to Janesville, being the first Episcopal pastor in that place. His four sons, Gen. Thos. H. Ruger, Col. Edward Ruger, Capt. Wm. Ruger, and Surgeon H. H, Ruger, served in the army during the late Civil War.


Mrs. John Ryan
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (21 June 1900) submitted by Diana Heser Morse
Janesville, Wis., June 19. --- Mrs. John Ryan, 54 years of age. The body will be taken to Lodi for interment.



Richard Saxby
Source: unknown paper (1957) from Lizzie Krahmer's scrapbook
Richard S. Saxby, 67, owner of Saxby's Men's Shop, 11 So. Main St., died unexpectedly at 8:15 a.m. Thursday in his room at 153 S. Jackson St. Mr. Saxby who had been active in retail circles in Janesville for more than 35 years, suffered a heart attack November 12. After several weeks in Mercy Hospital he had returned to business recently. "Dick" Saxby, as he was familiarly known, began his career as a salesman in the one-time Ford Clothing Co., which was located on the Milwaukee St. bridge. Later he was advertising display manager of the Golden Eagle, resigning in December 1943 after 21 years association with the store. For a time he was display manager of J. M. Bostwick and Sons Store and in December 1945 opened his own store. He was a member of the Elks Lodge and also was active in the former Lakota Club. Interested in hunting and fishing, he spent summers in a cottage at Lake Koshkonong for the past 25 years. Mr. Saxby, son of William and Emmalina Sanford Saxby, was born in Fulton Township Jan. 18, 1890. the family moved to Janesville when he was 10 years old. Surviving are 1 sister, Mrs. Bertha Murphy, Janesville, a niece, Mrs. Robert Lynes, Janesville, a great nephew; a brother in law, Clarence Sutherland, Janesville. His parents and a sister Mrs. Clarence Sutherland preceded him in death. Services will be held at 1:30 Saturday at the Overton Funeral Home, the Rev. H.C. Kimmel, First Congregational Church officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 Friday.
Amelia Schachtschneider
Source: Janesville Gazette (May 1943) submitted by Barb Moksnes
Schachtschneider, 69, a resident of Janesville since 1937, died at her home in that city at 6:35 p.m. Sunday, May 16th. She had been in failing health the past year. Amelia Stark was born in Germany, August 1, 1873, and came to Edgerton as a girl of 20. She was united in marriage to August Schachtschneider in this city 48 years ago and resided in Fulton until moving to Janesville. Survivors include her husband; 3 sons, P.F.C. Carl Schachtschneider of the 19th Troop Squadron, who has returned to the United States after serving in the South Pacific area for several months; Harold Schachtschneider, Janesville, and P.F.C. August Schachtschneider, Camp Forrest, Tenn.; 3 daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Randall, Mrs. John Brummond and Mrs. Charles Hawthorn, Janesville; and one sister, Mrs. Herman Dallman, fort Atkinson; and 3 grandchildren. Mrs. Schachtschneider was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Janesville and of the Ladies Aid Society of the church. Funeral services were held Wed. at 2:00 in the Overton Funeral Home, the Rev. G. H. Herbener, pastor of St, John's officiating. Burial was made at Milton Lawn Memorial Park.

Schachtschneider, August J.

August J. Schachtschneider, 78, Janesville, died in Mercy Hospital on Friday, Feb. 25th [1944]. He was born in Germany July 11, 1865, and came to this city with his family when he was 15 years of age and on March 12, 1896, he was married to Miss Amelia Stark of this city. The couple made their home on a farm in the town of Fulton, where they resided until 1937, when they moved to Janesville. Funeral services were held Monday at 2:00 at the Overton Funeral Home, followed with burial in Milton Lawns Memorial Park, Rev. H.E. Melius, St. John's Church, officiating. [from the Janesville Gazette Feb. 1944 source Barb Moksnes]


A. W. Schachtschneider "Bill"
Source: Janesville Gazette (April 1968) submitted by Barb Moksnes
Schachtschneider, 55 of 1206 E. Racine St., died unexpectedly early today at Mercy Hospital shortly after admittance after suffering an apparent heart attack at home. Born July 14, 1912, in the town of Fulton, he was the son of August and Amelia Stark Schachtschneider. He was married to Jeanne Kaufman Oct. 12, 1946 in St. Patrick's Catholic Church, the Rev. Joseph Strange officiating. He served in the U.S. Army in world War II from 1942 to 1945 with the Signal Radio Intelligence Corps and saw action in both the European and African theaters. He had been an employee of the Rock County Highway Dept. for 35 years, retiring due to ill health 3 years ago. He was a member and past president of the Rock County Employees Credit Union and the Rock County Employee Union. Survivng are his wife; 3 daughters, Mary, Gena Rose and Louise, all at home; a brother Carl, and 3 sisters, Mmes. Carl Koch, Lawrence Randall and John Brummond, all of Janesville. Services will be held Monday at 9:30 in the Whitcomb Funeral Home and at 10:00 in St. John Vianney Catholic Church, with burial in Milton Lawns Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday afternoon and evening where a service will be conducted at 8:00 Sunday.


Carl E. Schachtschneider

Source: Mary Brummond Arnold
Carl E. Schachtschneider, age 91, of 619 Harding Street, died Sat. December 9, 1989 at his home. He was born Jan. 4, 1898 in Edgerton, the son of August and Emelia Stark Schachtschneider. He married Theresa M. Strunz May 25, 1943 in Janesville. He farmed with his father near Edgerton for many years. He worked as a metallizer at Schuelter's for 28 years retiring in 1966. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, American Legion Post #205 and VFW #1621. He served in WWII Army in the Air Corp during the Pacific Theater. He is survived by his wife Theresa; 2 daughters, Evelyn [John] Boschi of so. Beloit, IL, and Audrey [Gilbert] Kazda of Janesville; 5 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 3 sisters; Ann Randall, Edna Brummond, and Louise [Carl] Koch of Janesville. He is proceded in death by 2 brothers, Harold and August. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2:00 at St. John's Lutheran Church with Rev. Jeffrey Wilde officiating. Burial with Military Rites at Milton Lawns Memorial Park. visitation will be from 6-8:00 Monday at Whitcomb-Hansen Funeral Home and 1 hour prior to service.

Caroline Schachtschneider
Source: Edgerton Reporter (1924) submitted by Barb Moksnes
After an illness covering a period of nearly a year and a half, Mrs. Louie Schachtschneider passed away at her farm home just east of the city limits at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 1924 The deceased was born in New Mark, Germany, Sept. 3, 1849, and at the age of 5 years, came to this country with her parents, settling in Watertown, Wisc. In March 1869, she was united in marriage to John Gessert, and to this union 5 children were born, 3 of whom survive- Mrs. Herman Bublitz and Ferd Gessert of this city and John Gessert of Watertown. In 1880 Mr. Gessert answered the final summons, and on June 18, 1885, she was married to Louie Schachtschneider. To them 5 children were born, all of whom live in Edgerton- Henry, Louie, Arthur, Herbert and Mrs. H. Venske Jr. Besides the husband and children, 14 grandchildren are left to mourn. For 55 years Mrs. Schachtschneider lived on the farm where she died. She was devoted to her home and family and a kind and helpful neighbor. she was one of the organizers of the first German Lutheran church in this city and has been a faithful and devout member ever since. Funeral services were held Friday, August 1, from the home at 1:30 and from St. John's Lutheran Church at 2:00, Rev. J. C. Spillman, pastor of the church, officiating, with burial in Fassett cemetery. Attending the funeral from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. John Gessert, Mrs. John Lehman, Mrs. Felton, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Lehman and family of Watertown; Mrs. Krumhauer of Johnsons Creek; Mr. and Mrs. John Mussehl, Jefferson; Mr. and Mrs. Wm Goede of Chicago; Mrs. Henry Kaufman, Mrs. Will Schachtschneider and family of Janesville; August Schachtschneider and family of Milton Junction.



Fred Schachtschneider
Source: Edgerton Reporter; submitted by Barb Moksnes
"Killed by Noon Train Sunday"
Fred Schachtschneider, 49, a resident on Route 2, Milton Junction, was instantly killed Sunday July 19 at 12:01 p.m. when he was struck by the Milwaukee Road passenger train en route from Janesville to this city. Mr. Schachtschneider had been fishing on the railroad bridge over Rock River about 1 ½ miles south of this city. Other fishermen told deputies who investigated the accident that the engineer blew the whistle as he approached and thought Schachtschneider would get out of the way. He was on the part of the trestle which was over land but seemed terrified and frozen to the spot, according to reports. His body was badly mangled. Mr. Schachtschneider was born January 9, 1893, in Harmony township and was a son of William and Augusta Schachtschneider. Nearly his entire life was spent on his mothers' farm near Milton Junction. Survivors are his mother; 5 brothers, Otto, residing on the farm there; John, this city; William, Cameron; Henry, Janesville, and Walter, Whitewater; and 3 sisters, Mrs. William Krafft, Fort Atkinson; Mrs. George Kettle, Route 3 Janesville; and Mrs. Augusta Fiedler, city. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in the Overton Funeral Home, Janesville. Burial was made in Oak Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. E.A.L. Treu of St. Paul's Lutheran Church officiating.

Henry Schachtschneider
Source: Edgerton Reporter (Feb. 1965) submitted by Barb Moksnes
Henry Schachtschneider, 79, 621 E. Fulton St, died Sunday afternoon [Feb. 21, 1965] after a short illness at the Edgerton Hospital. Born May 23, 1885 in Fulton Township, he was the son of Ludwug and Caroline Layman Gessert Schachtschneider. He was a lifelong resident of the Fulton community, a retired farmer, and a member of St. John's Lutheran church. He is survived by 2 brothers, Louis and Arthur, both of Edgerton; a sister-in-law, Mabel Schachtschneider; and half brother, John Gessert and a half sister, Mrs. Herman Bublitz, both of Watertown. The funeral services were held Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church with Pastor F.A. Hertwig officiating. Mrs. Meta Farmer and Mrs. Lydia Goede provided the vocal music, with Mrs. Hendrick Schenkel at the organ. Burial was in Fassett Cemetery. Pallbearers were Edwin Venske, Howard Haugen, Ervin Hosfeldt, Clem Schoekert, Norman Dybevick and Arnold Gessert.



Herbert J. Schachtschneider Jr.
Source: Edgerton Reporter (May 1989) submitted by Barb Moksnes
Herbert John Schachtschneider Jr., age 67, of 607 1/2 South Main St., Edgerton, died Sunday afternoon May 14, 1989 at University Hospital, Madison, of complications arising from a traffic accident which occured in Dodge County. He was born in Edgerton on January 8, 1922, the son of Herbert J. Sr. and Mabel [Broom] Schachtschneider. He married Mary Simon in Jefferson County. Herbert graduated from Edgerton High School in 1940 and attended Milton College. During World War II, he served in the Army Corps. His plane was shot down over Europe resulting in his becoming a Prisoner of War in Germany. Upon returning from the war, Herbert started the Tobacco City Airport in Albion. He was formerly employed as a draftman at Highway Trailer and later as a Draftsman with the state of Wisconsin. In his retirement, he enjoyed painting, Herbert greatly enjoyed hunting and fishing. Loved survivors include his mother, Mabel of Edgerton; 2 sons, Terry [Pam] of Edgerton and Steve [Linda] of Glen Alpine, N.C.; a daughter, Patti [Jim] Gullickson of Edgerton; 10 grandchildren, Steven, Trisha, Jamie, Lisa, Tammy, Becky, Jessie and Michael Schachtschneider and Jason and Justin Gullickson; 2 step-children, Michael and Tammy; a brother, Robert [Evie] of Edgerton; a special friend, Gerry Trewartha; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Sr. in 1956 and by a daughter, Susan Rae, in infancy. funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 18, 1989 at 11:00 at the Edgerton Funeral Home, 800 So. Main St. Rev. Wilfred Grieser will officiate. Burial will follow in Fassett Cemetery with military rites performed by the Edgerton Memorial Squad. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 4:00 until 8:00 at the Edgerton Funeral Home.
 

Justine Schachtschneider
Source: Janesville Recorder and Times (Oct. 4, 1900) submitted by Barb Moksnes
"Heard Death's Call"
One by one Earth's pilgrims join the silent hosts in the great unknown. At 4:00 yesterday afternoon, Mrs. Justine Schachtschneider, nee Splitter, wife of the late Ludwig Schachtschneider, laid down earths burdens and entered into that heavenly rest which the Master has prepared for those that love him. The deceased was bron in Chembit, Germany, August 25, 1824, and hence was 76 years 1 month and 1 day old. In 1881, she came to America with her sons, William and August. She made her home with her son, William in the town of Harmony. Her death was the result of old age. She leaves 3 sons, William, August and Ludwig.


Louis Schachtschneider
Source: Edgerton Reporter (Nov. 1928) submitted by Barb Moksnes
Louis Schachtschneider was born September 2, 1861, at Posen, Germany, and at the age of 16 came to this country in 1879 and made his home with his brother, William Schachtschneider, in the township of Harmony, Rock County, Wisconsin. On January 18, 1885, he was united in marriage with Caroline Gessert and the couple made their home on his farm located east of Edgerton where he resided until his death. Relatives left to mourn his loss are 4 sons, Henry and Arthur, at home, Louis and Herbert, Edgerton , and a daughter, Sedonia, wife of Herman Venske, Edgerton, 3 step children Mrs. Herman Bublitz, Edgerton, John Gessert, Watertown, and F. C. Gessert, Edgerton, also 16 grandchildren. Mrs. Schachtschneider passed away 4 years ago. Funeral services were held on Sunday at the home at 1:00 and at St. John's Lutheran Church at 2:00 and the remains laid to rest in Fassett Cemetery, Rev. J. C. Spillman officiating. The pall bearers were Edwin Venske, Norman Arnold, and Harold Gessert; Erwin Hosfeldt and August Schiefelbein , all nephews of the deceased. The funeral was largely attended which is evidence of the high esteem in which Mr. Schachtschneider was held by all.


Louis H. Schachtschneider
Source: Edgerton Reporter (1967) submitted by Barb Moksnes
Services were held in St. John's Lutheran Church Monday for Louis H. Schachtschneider, 80, formerly of 410 S. Main St., who died October 26, 1967, in House of Nazareth Nursing Home in Stoughton. He had been ill for several months. Mr. Schachtschneider was a retired carpenter; he had lived in this area all his life. He was born in March 1887, in the town of Fulton, and was the son of Louis and Caroline Lehman Schachtschneider. On October 29, 1911, he married Meta H. Stricker in St. John's Lutheran Church, with the late Rev. J. C. Spillman officiating. The couple observed their 50th anniversary in 1961. Mrs. Schachtschneider died in 1966. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mmes. Howard Haugen, Own Veum and Percy Tenjum, all of Stoughton; 9 grandchildren; a brother, Archie, Edgerton, and a half brother, John Gessert, Watertown. Pastor F. A. Hertwig officiated at the funeral. A song service was given by Lydia Goede and Meta Farmer, singers; Meta Schenkel was organist. Burial was in Fassett Cemetery, the pallbearers were Fred Wachlin, Carl Bublitz, William Schiefelbein, Harlei Lasher, Charles Lund Jr., and Howard Rousseau.



[Marie] Schachtschneider
Source: Edgerton Reporter (April 1905) submitted by Barb Moksnes
The funeral of Mrs. Schachtschneider, mother of Mrs. Louis Fiedler, was held from the German Lutheran church Friday noon. Mrs. Schachtschneider was about 87 years of age and for some years had made her home with her daughter, where she died Thursday morning. Interment was made in the cemetery here [Fassett Cemetery], Rev. J. Spilman conducting the service.

Martha H. Schachtschneider
Source: Edgerton Reporter (August 1897) submitted by Barb Moksnes
"The Call of Death is Heard" Martha Henrietta Schachtschneider, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Schachtschneider of the town of Harmony died this morning at 9:00, aged 6 weeks. The little one had been sick but a few days with cholera infantum. The funeral will be held Thursday at 2p.m. at St. Paul's German Lutheran Church. [Martha is buried at Oak Hill along with her grandmother Justine Schachtschneider]


Otto Schachtschneider
Source: Edgerton Reporter (Dec. 1942) source Barb Moksnes
"Dies 4 Days After Mother's Death"
Otto Schachtschneider, 58, a farmer residing in Harmony township, died Sunday morning, November 29, in Mercy Hospital, Janesville, just 4 days after the death of his mother, Mrs. Augusta Schachtschneider, who died on Wednesday of last week. He had been in failing health for the past 10 years and was admitted to the hospital on the day his mother died. Mr. Schachtschneider was born on February 9, 1884, in this city, and has been a life long resident of Rock County. Surviving relatives are 4 brothers; John, Stoughton; William, Cameron, Wisc., Henry, Janesville; and Walter, Harmony township; and 3 sisters, Mrs. William Krafft, Fort Atkinson; Mrs. Geo. Kettle, Rte 3 Janesville; and Mrs. August Fiedler, Beloit; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 at Overton Funeral Home, Janesville, with Rev. Treu officiating. Interment was made in Oak Hill Cemetery, Janesville.



William Schachtschneider
Source: Edgerton Reporter (March 1919) submitted by Barb Moksnes
"Harmony Farmer Suddenly Dies"
Stricken suddenly with heart failure while returning from Milton Junction to his home in the town of Harmony, Saturday afternoon, William Schachtschneider, aged 62 years, fell from his wagon, to the road, dead. Deceased was born in Germany in 1857 and settling on a farm in the town of Harmony where he has since made his home. He was an energetic farmer and was most active in his work up until the time of his sudden death. He is survived by his wife, 7 sons and 3 daughters, John, Edgerton; Fred, Waukesha; Otto, william, Louis, Walter and Henry, all living at home; Mrs. Fred Fiedler, Janesville; Mrs. William Krafft, Fort Atkinson, and Mrs. George Kettle, town of LaPrairie. 2 brothers, Louis of Edgerton and August of Fulton, also survive.

John F. Schoof
Source: Janesville Gazette (1954) from Lizzie Krahmer's scrapbook
John F. Schoof, 84, who retired in 1946 after being associated with the meat business for 58 years, died at 10:45 a.m. Thursday in his home, 513 Oakland Ave. He had been in failing health the past year. Mr. Schoof was born in Irvington, N.J., August 1, 1870, coming to Janesville at an early age. He entered the trade in 1887, working in a butcher shop located on the Corn Exchange. Shortly afterward he went into business for himself on Milwaukee St. Later for 26 years he was proprietor of a market at 14 S. River St. Operating the market on a personal basis with Mr. Schoof always behind the counter, he held his trade through 2 and 3 generations. Mr. Schoof was married to Meta Thiele in St. John's Lutheran Church June 6, 1894. The couple observed their 60th wedding anniversary this year. Mr. Schoof was a member of First Congregational Church, Elks Lodge, and Odd Fellows Lodge No. 90. Surviving are his wife; 3 sons, Carl H. and Edwin F. Schoof, both of Janesville, and Alfred J. Schoof, Edgerton; 3 grandsons; 4 grand daughters, one sister, Mrs. Gussie Wilson, Chicago. Arrangements for the funeral are being made by the Overton Funeral Home.


Emma Schumacher
Source: Edgerton Reporter (May 1989) submitted by Barb Moksnes
Emma Schumacher, age 91, of 109 Lord St, Edgerton, died Sunday morning, May 14, 1989 at Memorial Community Hospital. She was born in Edgerton on December 3, 1897, the daughter of August and Louise Ratzlaff Fritzke. She married John Carl Schumacher on June 10, 1920, in St. John's Lutheran Church, Edgerton. Emma was a life long Edgerton resident, a lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church. She was a former member of the church choir and was a member of the St. John's Ladies Aid and the Mission Society. Loved survivors include a son, Jack [Delores] of Edgerton; a daughter Betty [Frank] Smith, of Rockford, Illinois; 4 grandchildren, John G. [Debbie] Schumacher, of Edgerton, Ann [David] Schemel of Racine, Sue [Ian] Peehl-Laughlin of Chichester, New York; Douglas Peehl, of Boulder, Colorado; 3 great-grandchildren, Beth and Michael Schumacher, and Abby Schemel; nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. she was preceded in death by her husband, John, on December 3, 1973 and by 6 sisters and 5 brothers.

Samuel Shepard
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wis.) Friday, 29 Apr. 1887; transcribed by FoFG mz
Samuel Shepard, of Storytown, Rock county, died of cancer of the stomach on the night of the 12th inst., aged 73 years.


Granville Sherwood
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 - Granville Sherwood died in Beloit, March 1st., in his ninety-sixth year—the oldest man in Rock County, retaining his intellectual powers till within a few days of his death.



Fred Siemandel
Source: unknown paper or year; from Lizzie Krahmer's scrapbook
Fred Siemandel, a retired farmer, died at the Richland Hospital on November 1st at the age of 84. He had been making his home with his daughter, Mrs. Otto Fry, south of this city. Mr. Siemandel was born in Jefferson on August 8, 1873. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Siemandel and he farmed in the Willow area for many years. The Rev. Walter Lamp officiated at the services which were held on Monday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Willow, and burial made in the church cemetery. Survivors include a son Clarence, Lime Ridge; 3 daughters, Mrs. Otto Fry of Richland; Mrs. Ernest Huff, Reedsburg, and Mrs. Earl Fuller, Vincennes, Indiana. The Pratt Service had charge of arrangements.

Otto Siewerth
Source: Janesville Gazette (Feb. 1944) submitted by Barb Moksnes
Otto Siewerth, a well known former resident of this city until removing to Chicago about 1 year ago to reside at the home of his daughter, died Sat. in Chicago. He was born in Germany in 1860, was married in that country and they later came to the United States. He has been in failing health the past year suffered a fractured hip in a fall last May. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Dickelman, Mary and Clara Siewerth, and 2 sons, Dr. Walter Siewerth and Bert Siewerth, all of Chicago. the funeral was held at 1:30 p.m. in the Stephens Funeral Home in Chicago.

Thomas Skelley
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (6 Apr. 1899) transcribed by FoFG MZ
Beloit, Wis., April 3. – Thomas Skelley, aged 35, a well-known bricklayer, died Sunday of pneumonia. Internment will take place at Janesville.


Joseph Spaulding
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 427; transcribed by LaDena Livingston
1877 - Hon. Joseph Spaulding died near Janesville, Aug. 12th, nearly sixty-five years of age. Born in Bradford Co., Penn., Aug. 23d, 1812, he removed to Wisconsin in 1836, and after a brief sojourn in Racine County, settled in Rock County, in the spring of 1837, three miles north of Janesville. In 1853, and 1863, he represented his district in the assembly. In all the relations of life, he was one of the best men, always striving to do as he would like to be done by.



Ronald E. Splinter

Source: Janesville Gazette (1947) from Lizzie Krahmer's scrapbook
Ronald E. Splinter, the 19 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Splinter, rte 4, Janesville, died at 2:00 p.m. Thursday in Mercy Hospital, Janesville, where he had been a patient for the past 4 weeks. Born in Janesville, July 3, 1928, he attended the Austin and Burdick graded schools in the town of Janesville and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church where he was confirmed March 29, 1942. Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Splinter; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Splinter Sr., town of Janesville, and Mrs. Amelia Bladorn, 524 Cherry Street. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Overton Funeral Home and at 2:00 in St. John's Church. the Rev. H.C. Milis officiating. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery in the town of Center. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon and evening.

John Stockman
Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin (1906) Wisconsin Necrology, page 141; transcribed by FoFG mz
Born in Antrim county, Ireland, September 2, 1827. Came to Wisconsin in 1843. Died in town of Harmony, Rock county, July 13, 1905.


Carl M. Studt
Source: unknown newspaper; contributed by Ron Flink; transcribed by MZ
Carl M. Studt, 82, of 2025 Liberty, Beloit, died today at home.
Born Aug. 3, 1902, in Huntley, Ill., he married Ruth E Osmond on Aug. 30, 1930, in Rockford, Ill. Studt was employed 32 years by Fairbanks Morse Co., retiring in 1967. He attended Christ United Methodist Church and was a member of Fairbanks Quarter Century Club. Surviving are his wife; three sons, William of Cary, N C., Donald of Janesville and Lanny of Beloit; a daughter, Janet McKay of Green Bay; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.Services will be at 11 a. m Saturday in Rosman-Uehling-Kinzer Cranston Road Chapel, with burial in Floral Lawns Cemetery Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


William M. Tallman
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 490; transcribed by LaDena Livingston
1878 - William M. Tallman died at Janesville May 13th, in the seventienth year of his age. He was born in Lee, Onieda Co., N.Y., June 13th, 1808. Graduating at Yale College in 1830, he took a two-year course in the Yale Law School, and was admitted to the bar in New Haven. He engaged in the practice of his profession in New York City. In 1848, he purchased at public auction large tracts of land in Green, Lafayette, Grant, and Iowa counties in this State, and other large purchases in those counties, and to Rock, making altogether about ten thousand acres. They proved a fortune
to him. In 1850, he removed to Janesville. Politics and office-seeking were not congenial to his tastes, yet for many years he filled the positions of alderman and county commissioner. He was a man of pure and exemplary character.



Tammie Tanberg
Source: Lizzie Krahmer's scrapbook
Mrs. Tammie Tanberg, 80, of 117 Court St, died at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday at Mercy Hospital where she had been a patient since Wednesday. The former Tammie Opie was born in Calumet City, Mich., June 22, 1868 and was married in 1886 in Dodgeville, Wisc., to Thomas Day, who died in 1921. Later, she was married to Willis Tanberg, Benton Harbor, Mich., who also preceded her in death. Mrs. Tanberg was a member of Cargill Methodist Church. Surviving are 2 sons, Homer and Wilmer Day, both of Janesville.

John Thoroughgood
Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin (1906) Wisconsin Necrology, page 141; transcribed by FoFG mz
Born in Lancashire, England, April 12, 1838. Came to Wisconsin in 1865. Died at Janesville, June 1, 1905.



George S. Tiffany
Source: Janesville Gazette (July 15, 2001) submitted by Barb Moksnes
George S. Tiffany, age 67, of 904 Mitchell St., passed away early Friday morning, July 13, 2001 at his home. He was born July 31, 1933 in Janesville, the son of the late Sherburn G. and Dorothy A. [Knutson] Tiffany. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving his country during the Korean Conflict. On Feb. 21, 1954, he married the former John G. Hass in Janesville. He was employed for several years as an assembler, and then a driver for the General Motors Corp. until his retirement. He was a member of U.A.W. Local 95. George is survived by his wife, Joan; his 3 children; Bud Tiffany, Don Tiffany and Linda [ Kermit] Groom; a sister, Amelia J. Knutson; his 8 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. At George's request, there will be no services. The Whitcomb Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Hezekiah C. Tilton
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 - Rev. Hezekiah C. Tilton died at Janesville, March 26th, in his sixty-first year. He was born in Maine, August 30th, 1818; became a Methodist clergyman in 1841, supplying various pulpits in that state for sixteen years. In 1857, he came to Wisconsin, and was stationed successively in Milwaukee, Fond du Lac, Appleton, Whitewater, and Janesville, serving as presiding elder of the Racine district. In 1861, he was made chaplain of the Thirteenth Regiment; but failing health compelled him to resign the following year. In 1864, he represented a district in Walworth County in the legislature, in which body he took an active and prominent part. In 1876, Gov. Ludington appointed him a member of the State Board of Charities and Reform for a term of three years, proving himself very useful in that position. Nominated, in 1875, by the Prohibition party for governor, he declined the honor. He was an able pulpit orator, and highly esteemed by all who knew him.


Harriet McKey Tuthill
Mrs Richard S. Tuthill: The Chicago Daily Tribune of Saturday, May 7, contains the following obituary notes: Mrs. Harriet McKey Tuthill, wife of Judge Richard S. Tuthill of the Circuit court, died at her residence, 1505 Jackson boulevard, early yesterday morning after an illness of less than a week. Mrs. Tuthill was born Dec. 14, 1855 at Janesville, Wis., and was married Jan. 2, 1877. She was a director of the Mary Thompson hospital and the Home for the Friendless. She is survived by her husband and six children - Mrs. J. M. Fiske Jr. of Milwaukee, Mrs. Alfred Borden of New York, Mrs. James A. Linen Jr. of Scranton, Pa., Mrs. Thomas H. Sidney, Miss Harriet M. Tuthill, and Richard S. Jr. of Chicago. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 2 o'clock at the Church of the Epiphany, of which she had been a member for twenty-four years. Mr. Tuthill graduated from the College in the class of 1863 and, with Mrs. Tuthill, was present at comencement last year. [Middlebury register. (Middlebury, Vt.), 13 May 1910]


Shirley June Vandervort
Source: The Capital Times (Madison, Dane County, Wis.) Monday, 1 Oct 1962, page 12; submitted by Diana Heser Morse
MRS. VANDERVORT, EVANSVILLE, KILLED
Evansville --- Mrs. Shirley June Vandervort, 37, Evansville, was killed and her husband, Gale, 35, and two sons were injured early Sunday in a two-car crash about 2 1/2 miles south of here. Cars driven by Vandervort and Perry Edge, 18, Beloit, crashed head-on about 1:09 A.M. Sunday at the intersection of highways 213 and 59. Vandervort received a broken nose, face injuries, a broken left arm, and other injuries. He and his sons, William, 13, and Mark 11, were taken to St. Mary's hospital, Madison, for observation and treatment for shock.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, and a daughter, Kathy, 14, who was home at the time of the accident; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ole Peterson, Soldiers Grove; four brothers, Stanley and Olaf, both of Soldiers Grove; Guy, Beloit; and Vernon, Lancaster; and two sisters, Mrs. Bernard Monahan and Miss Florence Peterson, both of Soldiers Grove.
Friends may call after 7 tonight at the Roderick-Ward funeral home, Evansville. The body will be taken to the Pratt funeral home, Richland Center, where friends may call after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Pratt funeral home.


Jacob West
Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 10 (1909) Transcribed by: Heather A. Turner
1882: Jacob West, at Evansville, Wis., July 10, aged seventy years. He migrated from Rock Grove, Ill., and for forty-two years he resided at Evansville, much of the time holding some town office, as town clerk, assessor and justice of the peace. He was a pioneer of Methodism in Evansville, and served the public faithfully and correctly.



Cornelia H. Wheeler
Source: Wisconsin State Journal April 13, 1888 - Submitted by a Friend of Free Genealogy
Janesville, April 10.—Dr. J. W. St. John has received a telegram announcing the death of his sister, Mrs. Cornelia H. Wheeler, in California, where she had gone for her health.

Joseph Bellamy Whiting
Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin (1906) Wisconsin Necrology, page 142; transcribed by FoFG mz
Born at Barkhamsted, Conn., December 16, 1822. Came to Wisconsin in 1850. Died at Janesville, March 27, 1905. Physician.


George H. Williston
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 476; transcribed by LaDena Livingston
1881 - Hon. George H. Williston died at Janesville, Jan. 9th. In his sixty-third year. He was born in Binghamton, N. Y., in 1818, and settled in Harmony, Rock Co., Wis., in 1837. In 1841, when elected register of deeds, he removed to Janesville, and served in that office five consecutive terms. He was a member of the common council. In 1847, and 1848, he was a member of the Territorial legislature, and in 1855 he served as a member of the assembly. From 1863 till 1870, he filled the office of city clerk.


Peter Wood
Source: Indiana State Journal (1 Jan. 1896) transcribed by FoFG MZ
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind., Dec. 30. – Thomas Harvey, of this county, arrived here today with the remains of his son, Peter Harvey, aged twenty-eight years, who was drowned at Janesville, Wis., while skating. The young man was employed by the St. Paul road as clerk at Janesville.


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