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Shawano County, Wisconsin
Obituaries and Death Notices

Alois Baumann
Alois Baumann, at one time a resident of this city, and later a saloonkeeper at Shawano, died last week.  He had a wasting disease and when he died, weighed only 65 lbs.  [The Manitowoc Pilot. (Manitowoc, Wis.), 11 Aug. 1892]

Pauline Bierbaum
Mrs. Andrew Flaig was called to Sheboygan Falls, Monday, by a telegram announcing the death of an older sister, Mrs. Pauline Bierbaum. The lady died at her home in Shawano county but was taken to Sheboygan Falls for internment. *** [Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 27 Feb. 1890; tr. by MZ, Note: Her estimated birth year is from the 1880 U.S. Federal Census, Washington, Shawano County, Wisconsin]

Irene Blak
Girl Loses Death Race
Milwaukee, Jan 2 - A race against death was lost last night when Irene, the 2-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Blak of Shawano, Wis., died on the operating table in Mount Sinai hospital as the physicians were about to remove a peanut lodged in her throat.  After the child was found to be slowly choking the Shawano physician ordered that she be hurried to a hospital.  It was then that the race against death started.  The child, in custody of a nurse, was placed aboard a train and rushed to Milwaukee.  Dr. W.E. Grove was waiting to perform the operation, but death won.  [Grand Forks Daily Herald. (Grand Forks, N.D.), January 02, 1915]

Alfred Carlson
Death at Wausau:  Alfred Carlson, a framer of the town of Birnamwood, Shawano county, died at the Wausau Memorial hospital following an illness of nine mouths with heart trouble. [Source: Stevens Point Daily Journal (Stevens Point, Portage County, Wis.) Saturday, 29 Sept. 1923; tr. by MZ]

Crowley (child)
A little child of Mr. Con. Crowley of Shawano, died last week from eating unripe currants.  [WatertownRepublican. (Watertown, Wis.), July 24, 1872, Image 2]

Mrs. Con. Crowley
Mrs. Con. Crowley of Shawano, died on February 8.  She was at one time a resident of this city having lived here until 1865.  Her death was caused by cancer of the stomach.  [The Manitowoc Pilot. (Manitowoc, Wis.), 21 Feb. 1889]

Alexander Grignon
1882: Alexander Grignon, a native of Green Bay, was thrown from a wagon and killed, near his residence in the town of Howe, Shawano County, July 4th, at about the age of seventy years. He was an early school teacher at Green Bay, and nearly fifty years ago was engaged, with his brother, Charles A. Grignon, in keeping an Indian trading store at Kaukauna. He afterwards lived for many years at Keshena. He was courteous and genial, and possessed of a fund of anecdote and adventure connected with Indian and frontier life. [Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 10 (1909) Transcribed by: Heather A. Turner]

Fred Kapanka, Shawano, Wis - Killed in Action.  [Grand Forks herald. (Grand Forks, N.D.), 23 Aug. 1918]

August Muelling
Wittenberg, Wis., June 19. – August Muelling, a veteran of the Civil war, died of heart disease. He was 81 years of age. [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Thursday, 20 June 1901) tr. by MZ]

Rolland Pockat
The Grant community was saddened Monday when the news circulated that Rolland Pockat, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Pockat, had passed away following an operation for appendicitis at an Oshkosh hospital. The young man was ill but a little over a week and it was with the deepest regret his friends learned of his death. He was a basketball enthusiast and was a pitcher for the high school baseball team. Besides his parents he is survived by three brothers, Bernard Pockat of Grant, and Rueben and Gerhard who are still at home. He also leaves a grandfather, William Pockat. Funeral services will be held from St. Johns Lutheran Church Thursday afternoon with Rev. Geo. Durkop officiating and interment be made in Greenleaf cemetery. The Pockat family have the deepest sympathy of their many friends. [Source: Newspaper unknown, dated 24 June 1929; tr. by MZ]

Samuel Pockat
Funeral services for Samuel Pockat who passed away last Thursday morning, February 10 at a New London hospital were held Monday, Feb. 14, at 2:00 p.m. Mr. Pockat was 70 years of age. Samuel Gustave Pockat was born in the town of Grant March 3, 1878, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Pockat. He grew to man hood in that township where he resided his entire life. On December 18, 1903 he was married to Anna Schwantes at Marion and they took residence on the present farm. To this union five children were born, three of who, with the widow survive. The children are: Bernard of Montana, Rueben on the home farm and Gerhart at Oconto Falls. Two brothers, Julius of Marion and Charles of Clintonville. Six sisters: Celia, Mrs. Emil Mevis of Marion; Sophie, Mrs. Frank Schwede of Marion; Ida, Mrs. Gust Zahn Pella; Marie, Mrs. Rudy Ehlert, Clintonville; Lydia, Mrs. Fred Dallman of Racine; Minnie, Mrs. L. E. Kopitzke of Grant. Deceased was a member of the Men’s club of St. John’s church. Rev. Ohlrogge was in charge of the services and burial was in Greenleaf. The pall bearers were: Gordon Nohr, Martin Radtke, Leonard Dieck, Oscar Mehlberg, Arnold Mielke and Harvey Mielke. [Source: Marion Advertiser (Thursday, 17 Feb. 1949) tr. by MZ]

Frank Remiker
Frank Remiker, a former resident of this place, but late of Shawano, died Monday and was brought here for burial Wednesday.  [The Manitowoc pilot. (Manitowoc, Wis.), 24 Oct. 1912]

Thomas Stevenson
Thomas Stevenson, the architect and builder, aged about 85 years, who resided in Grand Rapids, about forty years ago at Shawano, Wisconsin, last Thursday, October 1, 1920. His daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Baker of Minneapolis, accompanied the remains to this city, where they were laid at rest in Forest Hill cemetery along side of his wife, who preceded him in death many years ago. Mr. Stevenson was well known here by the early settlers as a man of character and an excellent workman. He left here about forty years ago for Rhinelander, where he followed his trade for many years. Mrs. B. W. Baker is the only remaining member of the family. [Wood County reporter. (Grand Rapids [i.e. Wisconsin Rapids], Wis.), 14 Oct. 1920]

Three Children Burn To Death At Aniwa
Antigo – Three children of Mr. and Mrs. August Tautges of Aniwa, near here, were burned to death early today when fire destroyed the Tautges farm home.  The children were 10, 8 and 6 years old.  The parents and two older boys escaped.  All efforts to rescue the three children, who were sleeping upstairs, were unavailing. [The Daily Northwestern (Oshkosh, WI) – Wednesday, November 9, 1921; Sub by JD]

William F. Tischer, Shawano, Wis. - Killed in Action  [Evening star. (Washington, D.C.), 10 Oct. 1918]

George Wagester
Mrs. Joe Schmirler received a dispatch from Briarton, Shawano county, Saturday, announcing the death of George Wagester, her brother. She left for that place to attend the funeral. She will remain about two weeks in that section of the state with relatives and old friends. Her son Joe accompanied her and after the funeral transacted business at Kewaskum and Manitowoc. [Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 11 Oct. 1906; tr. by MZ]



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