Wisconsin Genealogy Trails
Rock County, Wisconsin
Obituaries and Death Notices

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.

Maria Lippitt
Mrs. Maria Lippitt, a pioneer of Beloit, died yesterday morning, aged 73. [The Milwaukee Journal, 18 Sep 1897]

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)
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.

Hyman Meacham
Death of a Descendant of Miles Standish.
BELOIT, Wis., July 19.- Hyman Meacham, aged 96 years, died Monday. He was a descendant of Miles Standish. He served in the Blackhawk war and lived in Chicago in 1838. He was a faithful member of the Congregational church since he was 18 years of age. [The Aitkin Age (Aitkin, MN) July 22, 1893, page 2]

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
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.

Arthur Rhodes
Arthur Rhodes, a farmer living near Beloit, was killed by lightning while unhitching a horse. His brother, on the opposite side of the horse, was unhurt, as was the horse. [New Ulm Review, (New Ulm, MN) Aug 17, 1892]

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.

Mrs. Frank Sandstroem
Mrs. Frank Sandstroem of Janesville is dead. She was but 32 years of age and leaves six small children. [The Milwaukee Journal, 23 Dec 1897]

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.

August J. Schachtschneider, 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

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
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.

Mrs. V.G. Willard
Mrs. V.G. Willard, a resident of Beloit since 1838, died at an advanced age. [New Ulm Review (New Ulm, MN) August 31, 1892, page 2]

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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