Washington County, Wisconsin
Obituaries and Death Notices

Wisconsin State Journal July 17, 1883 - Sub. by a Friend of Free Genealogy

Kewaskum, July 12.—An unknown man was found dead about one mile south of this place, Tuesday morning, by a farmer who was going to his work. He saw the man in the same place the day before, apparently asleep, but, supposing him to be a tramp who had stopped to rest, he thought no more of it until he found him again the next day, when he discovered that the man was dead, and the trampled grass for several feet around gave evidence that he had died in great bodily agony. An examination of the pockets of the deceased brought to light $5.13 in money and a certificate from the state treasurer certifying that Philip Guth had paid a certain amount of money to that office and that papers would be forwarded within thirty days. Dr. Schwendener, of this place, who made an examination, testified that the man died of cholera morbus.

Richard F. Connell
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, Wis.) Thursday, 20 Mar. 1902; transcribed by FoFG mz

Hayton, Wis., March 10. – Richard F. Connell, for many years a resident of this place, died here early this morning of stomach trouble, at the age of 58 years. He was born in Washington county, Wis., in 1843, and until the age of 25 he remained on his father’s farm. After this for some years he traveled in Oregon and Texas, in the employ of railroads then in course of construction, as a master carpenter. In 1873 he came to Hayton, and with his brother, James Connell, now of Milwaukee, engaged in the mercantile business. Some three or four years after his arrival at this town he established the grain and lumber business which he conducted until his death. For some time he was chairman of this town, and for years had been identified with Republican politics in this county. Mr. Connell was a thirty-second degree Mason, and was well known in Masonic circles. He leaves a wife and one child, a son.

Leona O. Eberl
Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Monday, 2 Oct. 2006; page 2A; Lorraine Markee collection, transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Leona O. Eberl, 86, of 913 Monique Lane, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006, at Three Oaks at Marshfield.

There will be no public visitation or funeral service at this time.

Rembs/Kundinger Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Leona was born March 12, 1920, in the town of Wayne, Washington County, to Herman and Mathilda (Steffan) Kell. She married Harry R. Eberl on Aug. 30, 1941, in the town of Wayne. In her early years, she had been employed at the Boston Store in Milwaukee. After their marriage, she and her husband lived in Milwaukee for 25 years and then in Port Washington for 26 years until moving to Marshfield in 1995.

Leona is survived by her husband, Harry of Marshfield; and two sons, Lynn (Donna) Eberl of Wisconsin Dells and Terry Eberl of Charlotte, N.C. She also is survived by four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Ernest Frankenberg
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN) Tuesday, 29 Apr. 1919; transcribed by FoFG mz

WEST BEND, Wis., April 28. – Ernest Frankenberg, 92, well known Wisconsin banker, died today, the result of a paralytic stroke a week ago.

Horace Haner
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 26 June 1902; transcribed by FoFG mz

West Bend, Wis., June 24. – Horace Haner, known as the sage of Cedar Creek, died at his home in the town of Polk, near here, yesterday at the age of 83 years. He had resided at his home here since 1845, when he purchased the land from the United States government.

George F. Hunt
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wis.) Friday, 14 Dec. 1888; transcribed by FoFG mz

WEST BEND, Wis., Dec. 11. – Hon. George F. Hunt died yesterday after suffering for years from paralysis. He was a native of Tioga county, N.Y., and came to this place soon after his graduation in the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York city, in 1856. He practiced medicine very successfully, and becoming known as a public-spirited man of affairs, was soon honored with official trusts. He was postmaster during President Grant’s administration, pension-surgeon in 1864-65, president of the village in 1879-80, and state senator in 1881-82. He was a republican up to the time of his candidacy for the senate. All the while he ranked high in his profession, and was at one time president of the Rock River Medical society. Besides his wife he leaves a grown-up son, a graduate from the law department of the state university, now successfully practicing in the northern part of the state.

James Kenealey Sr.
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 452; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1880 - Hon. James Kenealey Sr., died in Erin, Washington Co., Jan. 17th, aged sixty-seven years. He had resided in the county thirty-five years; and was a member of the legislature in 1858 and 1866.

Frederick Kipp
Source: Aberdeen American (SD) Sunday, 22 Sept. 1907; transcribed by FoFG mz

St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 22. – Rev. Frederick Kipp, a pioneer German Methodist preacher of the northwest, died at his home in this city last evening at the age of 80. He was born in American, and when a child came to America with his parents, who settled at West Bend, Wis. When 19 years old he entered the Methodist ministry and held many important German Methodist pulpits in Wisconsin, northern Illinois and Minnesota. He is survived by a widow and three children.

William Marvis
Source: Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD) Wednesday, 15 Nov. 1893; transcribed by FoFG mz

WEST BEND, Wis., Nov. 15. – Conductor William Marvis, who was injured in a wreck near here a month ago, died of his injuries during the night.

George Nickel
Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) Thursday, 13 Apr. 1939; contributed by Ron Flink & transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Nickel, George (6 Jan. 1855 – 11 Apr. 1939)
Unity – Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Trinity Lutheran Church for George Nickel, 84, who died at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at the home of his son, Leonard Nickel, 4 ½ miles east of Unity, where he had been making his home. Death was caused by old age complications.

The Rev. J. A. Olson will officiate at the services and burial will be made in the Lutheran cemetery at Unity.

Mr. Nickel was born in Germantown Jan. 6, 1855. He was married at Spencer May 8, 1884, to Anna Wieland, who preceded him in death in the spring of 1934.

After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Nickel settled on a tract of land, which is the present farm of their son, Leonard. In 1915 they retired from farming and moved to the village of Unity.

Besides his son Leonard, Mr. Nickel is survived by three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Carlee Pickett
Source: Milwaukee Sentinel (3 Sept. 1847) transcribed by Mary Dutcher

At West Bend, on the 8th inst., Carlee, son of Doct. S. G. and Poly Pickett, aged 6 years, 2 months, and 5 days.

Lehman Rosenheimer
Source: Washington County Republican (25 Sept. 1878) transcribed by Sandra Wright

Lehman Rosenheimer if no more. The Merchant Prince so well known, honored and respected, had passed away from all that is of this world. We doubt if there is one, or has been one, so extensively known by citizens of this adjoining counties as was L. Rosenheimer. Endowed as he was with so much energy, so much determination, he had extended his many branches of business over a large area of country, not only in this county but those in close proximity. Hardly any one but who knew him, and no one to condemn him. Who of us have but our faults? If he had faults, they were made to disappear like snow in the sunshine by his innumerable deeds of kindness. No one who came to him in need went away without some token of sympathy or help. He was a diamond—perhaps in the rough—but, nevertheless, a diamond. Even liberal, free hearted and magnanimous, he collected around him close friends who appreciated and admired his many excellent qualities and forgave his peculiarities and excentricities.

Mr. Rosenheimer died in the prime of life, being about fifty-eight years of age. He was born in Dormitz, Bavaria, in 1829, emigrated to America in 1842, being twenty-two years of age at that time. He settled in the state of New York, where he was engaged in business for a few years, then came West, settling a little outside of Milwaukee, and soon after removing to the town of Addison, this county, on a farm, and from there to Schleisingerville, where he engaged in mercantile pursuits, building up a mammoth trade, which extended over all the county. No man has any comprehension of his ability, they were of too large a magnitude. Nothing, no matter how minute, escaped his watchful eye, or left his memory. His large business included all classes of merchandise, useful and in demand by farmers and others, and grain, running up into the hundreds of thousands of bushels have passed through his hands, in fact, for a number of years he controlled the market, almost in this section, sometimes demanding a whole train of cars to ship his purchases to Milwaukee. But it is useless to inform our readers of all these things, he was so well known that they are but superfluous. Enough to say is, the master has departed so quietly and so suddenly, no one expecting his death two hours previous, that all are shocked and filled with sorrow. All that loving hands could do, was done, and these have laid him away in his last resting place, behind the home his ambition and great industry have earned, beside the graves of two children, who had passed away before him.

Dr. Lynch was the attending physician, and did all in his power to save him. Mr. Paul A. Weil, of West Bend, who has been Mr. Rosenheimer’s attorney for a number of years, took charge of the remains and directed the customary proceedings for their interment. Mr. Weil spoke very eloquently of the dead merchant, and remarked to your reporter that his monument should bear these words: “Here lies an honest man.” Mr. Rosenheimer was sick but a few days, and died on Saturday evening last at about 7 o’clock. He leaves a large family to mourn his loss. He was buried with Jewish rites, behind his residence, and was followed to his grave by a large concourse of friends and acquaintances from home and abroad; a special train from Milwaukee arrived with many friends of the family. S.S. Barney made a few appropriate remarks eulogistic of the lamented dead.

Adam Schantz
Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 448; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1879 - Hon. Adam Schantz died at Juneau, Dodge County, Nov. 4th, at the age of sixty years. He was born in Bavaria, Oct. 9th, 1819; and was brought to this country when only nine years of age, settling near Utica, N.Y. He settled in 1846 in Washington Co., Wis., where he married in 1848. He was called to fill many offices of honor and trust, having served as register of deeds, and chairman of the town board for fifteen years. He was elected a member of the assembly in 1854, and 1863; and he served three terms, of two years each, in the State senate, 1868-69, 1870-71, and 1873-74. He had latterly resided a few years at Juneau, where he was elected chairman of the board of supervisors.

Romanus Schnorrenberg
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 475; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1881 - Romanus Schnorrenberg, a native of Prussia, and a resident of Washington County since 1854, died in Addison, Jan. 2d, aged eighty years and one day.

Barbara Schuster
Source: Marshfield Times (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Friday, 19 May 1899; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Mrs. Barbara Schuster, the wife of Alderman John Schuster of the First ward, died at her home at 11 o'clock on Wednesday evening, of peritonitis. Mrs. Schuster was born in Washington county, Wis., Oct. 6th, 1838, and moved to the vicinity of Marshfield with her husband in 1870. She leaves ten children to mourn her loss, and her death is a sad blow to her husband.

Morgan L. Skinner
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 490; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1881 - Morgan L. Skinner died at Afton, Minn., November 30th, in his sixty-first year. He was born at Warsaw, N. Y., August 19th, 1821; he came to Milwaukee in 1841, and became a teacher in the public schools, laboring in that capacity with great usefulness till 1854, when he embarked in active business operations.

George Stroebel
Source: Hartford Times (WI) 1895; transcribed by Sandra Wright

Slinger - APRIL 5, 1895: George Stroebel, one of the first settlers of Schleisingerville, died at his home March 30, aged over 76 years. Born Bryon, Germany July 4, 1818. Came to this town 1847 where he has since resided.

Herman W. Suckow
Source: Grand Forks Herald (ND) Wednesday, 13 July 1921; transcribed by FoFG mz

West Bend, Wis., July 12. – Herman W. Suckow of Barton, 32, was drowned at Wallace lake while fishing from a boat with his family. Mr. Suckow was a flour broker with offices at Milwaukee.

Louise D. Wagner
Source: Shimon Funeral Home (7 Feb. 2005) contributed by Ron Flink & transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Louise D. Wagner (nee Whipple) of Hartford, passed away Monday, February 7, 2005 at her home. She was 71 years old.

She was born November 18, 1933 in Stratford, Wisconsin to Ira and Isabel (nee Rogers) Whipple. Louise was raised in several small towns in Northern Wisconsin. She married Herman Wagner on July 8, 1953 at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Chili, Wisconsin.

The couple lived in Marshfield until 1956 when they moved to Hartford with the family of three girls. Louise worked at LeRoys Dairy Bar from 1958 - 1965, then for Chrysler Outboard until 1984 when it was sold to U.S. Marine. She worked for U.S. Marine until 1992 when they sold out. She moved to Summit Lake and retired in 1994. She stayed in Summit Lake until her health started to fail in 1999 and moved back to Hartford to be closer to her family.

Louise was a member of St. Kllian's Catholic Church and the Hartford V.F.W. Post #8834 Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing Bingo, crocheting, and knitting. She knit baby clothes and crocheted afghans and flags to donate.

She is survived by 5 daughters, Dorothy (Richard) Schanilec of Oshkosh, Linda (Hilary) Becker of West Bend, Carol Wagner of Hartford, Judith Wagner of Hartford, Janet (Raymond) Schickert of Hartford; 4 sons, David of Slinger, John (Cheryl) of Port Washington, Mark (Tammy) of Symco, and Eugene Wagner of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; 15 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 4 brothers, Richard of Hartford, Robert (Carol) of Downers Grove, Illinois, Gerald (Eldora) of Moslnee, and Ronald Whipple of Watauga, Texas; sister, Rosalie Brandt of Medford; and brother-in-law, Elmer Steltenpohl of Neillsville. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Herman; her parents; 3 sisters, Lorraine, Margaret, and Betty; 2 brothers, John and Jim; and sister-in-law, Ardis Whipple.

Memorial Services will be held on Friday, February 11, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at the Shimon Funeral Home, 824 Union St. (Hwy 83 N), Hartford. Family will greet relatives and friends on Friday from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Shimon Funeral Home Hartford.

Memorials to St. Kilian's Church or the charity of one's choice appreciated.

Baruch Schleisinger Weil
Source unknown; transcribed by Sandra Wright

Died Yesterday in Chicago at the Age of 91
He was one of Wisconsin’s best known German-Americans
He was the founder of Schleisingerville and represented his district repeatedly in the assembly and state government.

Baruch Schleisinger-Weil died yesterday forenoon at the home of his son Eugene in Chicago at the age of 91. He was one of the earliest settlers in Wisconsin.

The real/right name of the deceased was Schleisinger. After his marriage to daughter of a well-known Rabbi and explorer named Weil, he then added Weil to his original name-or Weil for short at times.

He came from Strasburg in Alsace where he was a horse trader/buyer for the French government and a leader for King Louis Phillip. He was also a member of the French deputy chamber. Before the fall of the King, he left his homeland and came first to New Orleans where he stayed for a short time and by undertaking a large clothing business lost a lot of money. In 1845 he came to Washington County to what is now Schleisingerville and was to be named after him. He bought over a thousand acres on the southern end of Cedar Lake and parceled it, and in a short tome it increased in value. He built a villa near the lake.

Weil was always an eager and respected politician and did so as a Democrat. He was a member of the first Senate of the State of Wisconsin, and helped with the State constitution. In 1853, 1856 and 1857 he was a member of the State Senate. In the years 1852, 1871, 1873 and 1880 he was in the Assembly from Washington County. In the later years he was the oldest member of the legislature corporation. Me. Weil reached the age of 91 years and was always cordial and charitable. In his marriage to his second wife, they had three sons and two daughters who are all in Chicago.

He, like no one else, faced the trust and reliance of the Germans in Washington County; and his name, like some other spirited people, was found in every farm house. He was small of stature but had an iron-like constitution and kept it until very old. Unfortunately, he began losing the sight of his laughing black eyes; and in his last hours was finally robbed of his strength. When at some time the history of Wisconsin will be written, the name of Baruch Schleisinger-Weil will stand out; and his name will be placed first as a German-American with a city named in his honor.

(This obituary was translated from German by Joe Weninger, with assistance from Mary Rank, as it appeared in a German Milwaukee midweek paper dated March 29, 1893.)

*Caption under picture of 2 graves reads as follows:
JM Grave site of Baruch Schleisinger-Weil born June 29, 1802; died March 26, 1893 and his beloved second wife Eliza Weil born June 12, 1824; died October 20, 1910, located at Greenwood Cemetery, 2615 W. Cleveland Ave., Milwaukee.

Ardis K. Whipple
Source: Star News (Medford, Taylor County, Wis.) Thursday, 16 Dec. 2004; contributed by Ron Flink & transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Ardis K. Whipple, 70, Hartford, died Tuesday, Dec. 7.

The former Ardis Danen was born December 5, 1934 in Medford to the late Edward and Gertrude (Poehnlein) Danen. She attended school in Stetsonville and graduated from Medford High School in 1952. She then moved to Milwaukee.

Her marriage to Roger Herman, who preceded her in death in 1977, took place in 1954. They moved to the Oconomowoc area in 1960.

Her marriage to Richard Whipple, who survives, took place December 6, 1980. They moved to Hartford.

She worked at Chrysler Outboard, Kennelly Hallmark, Adoree's Gallery, and Kay's Hallmark.

She was a member of St. Kilian's Parish and Daughters of Isabella in Hartford, and Courtney-Carr-Milner American Legion Post No. 19 Auxiliary.

In addition to her second husband, survivors include two daughters, June Herman of Watertown, and Dr. Patricia (Bill Welch) Herman of Lodi; four sons, Daniel (Carm) Herman of Rockton, Ill., Charles (Dr. Ruth) Herman of Linwood, Kan., Kenneth (Kim) Herman of Watertown, and William (Leititia) Herman of Silver Springs, Maryland; two stepdaughters, Rita (John) Bravo of Marco Island, Fla., and Julie (Ron) Peszko of Slinger; three stepsons, Michael (Laura) Steger and Keith (Laurie) Whipple, and Alan (fiancee, Pam) Whipple, all of Hartford; three brothers, Richard (Jean) of Richardson, Texas, Thomas (Monica), and Steve (Michelle), both of Medford; two sisters, Roberta Kapfhamer of Medford, and Marcia (Ralph) Thiede of Stetsonville; 15 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to her first husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Gerald and Patrick.

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