Waukesha County
Obituaries and Death Notices


Four Numbered with The Dead This Week -- All Past Three Score and Ten -- Were Honored Where Known and Will be Lovingly Remembered for Years to Come
Passing of the Pioneers: John Cameron | Perry Grace |Johanna Scherle | John Hodgson
Source: The Waukesha Freeman, 31 October 1901, page 1


Mrs. Joseph Averkamp
Source: The Waukesha Freemen (Waukesha, Wis.) 3 April 1902, Volume XLIV No. 1, Front Page; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Menomonee Falls News: After a prolonged ilness and much suffering, the wife of Joseph Averkamp died yesterday at her home in the town of Menomonee. She was stricken with typhoid fever after an attack of pneumonia. Gangrene then set in on one of her limbs and amputation was necessary. She leaves eight small children, one an infant of eight months. They are in needy circumstances and it will be necessary for the town to come to their support. The funeral was held Saturday and her remains interred at St. Anthony's church cemetery.


Amelia A. Baker
Source: Waukesha Daily Freeman (Waukesha, Wis.) Friday, 26 December 1947; page 2 – Submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Oconomowoc, Wis. - Funeral services for Mrs. Amelia A. Baker, 80, Oconomowoc route 2, who died Wednesday at her home, will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Notbohm funeral home. The Rev. Arthur J. Johnson, First Methodist church, will officiate and burial will be in the Monterey cemetery.

Mrs. Baker was born in the town of Oconomowoc, the daughter of Simeon and Rose Flint Clemens, on April 15, 1867. She was married to Phillip Baker and they resided in the town of Oconomowoc. Her husband preceded her in death in 1917.

She is survived by one son, Arthur J., Oconomowoc route 2, and one daughter, Ora M. Baker, Milwaukee. Other survivors are a brother, Forest Kemp, Oconomowoc, and a sister Mrs. Gertrude Burdick, Tomahawk, three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.


Henry D. Barron
Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 10 (1909) Transcribed by: Heather A. Turner 

1882:  Hon. Henry D. Barron, at St. Croix Falls, January 22d, in his forty-ninth year. Coming to Wisconsin with the double profession of a printer and a lawyer, in 1851, he commenced life as an editor, and was subsequently appointed postmaster at Waukesha. He subsequently located in his legal profession at Pepin, and gradually rose to many positions of honor and trust. Hon. S. S. Fifield has furnished in the ninth volume of the Wisconsin Historical Collections, a fitting memorial of Judge Barron's life, character, and public services.


Fred Bartlett
Source: The Waukesha Freeman (Waukesha, Wis.) Thursday, 30 Jan. 1908, page 4; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Fred Bartlett, aged 23, died at the county insane asylum Thursday morning, where he had been an inmate for three years. His parents reside in Lannon.



Mrs. Ernest Bass
Source and date unknown
 
Mrs. Earnest Bass died at her home in the town of Muskego, October 13, of consumption. She was 33 years of age. She leaves a husband and five children.

Chauncey Baxter
Source: Waukesha Freeman (1 March 1875) Vol. XVII - No. 1; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Mr. Chauncy Baxter, of Monterey, departed this life on Tuesday, Feb. 23d, 1875, in the 81st year of his age. He was born in the State of Vermont. While quite young, his parents removed to the head waters of the Delaware, and when he was 13 years of age they went to Bradford County, Pennsylvania, and were among the earliest settlers in the township of Granville. After spending 57 years of his life he came to Wisconsin to pass the remainder of his days with his friends. He was always very industrious, a kind husband and father, a good citizen and an obliging friend - always ready to administer to the wants of the needy. He leaves a wife and numerous friends and relatives to mourn his loss.


Mrs. Nathan Baxter
Source: The Republican-Freeman (Waukesha Wis.) Tuesday, 27 Dec. 1898; Submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Our County Mirror - Oconomowoc
The remains of Mrs. Nathan Baxter, who died in Winnebago City, Minn., late last week, were brought here Tuesday for interment in La Belle cemetery. Deceased was a former resident here and had man friends.


Marie Holmes Birchard
Source: Milwaukee Sentinel (Saturday, 20 Nov. 1847) transcribed by FoFG mz

DIED,
In Waukesha, on Wednesday, the 10th inst., Marie Holmes, daughter of E. B. and Sophia L. Birchard, aged 14 months and 10 days.


William Blair
Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 10 (1909) Transcribed by: Heather A. Turner

1880: Hon. William Blair, in Waukesha, July 13th, at the age of sixty years. He was born in Scotland, in 1820, and came to this country in 1836, settling in Wisconsin in 1845. He served as State senator during 1864-65, and served again in 1872-73, and 1876-77. For many years he was one of the trustees of the Industrial School for Boys, at Waukesha, and held various local offices. He was a superior business man, and highly respected.


Mrs. George Bloor
Source: The Waukesha Freemen (Waukesha, Wis.) 3 April 1902, Volume XLIV No. 1, Front Page; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Saturday, March 29, Mrs. George Bloor died of neuralgia of the heart, at Hartland and the funeral was at the house Wednesday at 10 a.m. The deceased whose maiden name was Eliza Butler, came to this state in 1842.


Robert Boyd
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 441; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1879 - Rev. Robert Boyd, D.D., died at Waukesha, July 31st, at about the age of sixty years. He was born near Stirling, Scotland, and was a student under Dr. Chalmers. He early became a Baptist clergyman, preaching in Canada ten years from 1845, and seven years Chicago. In 1864 he settled in Waukesha, where for many years he was an invalid. He was  a brilliant man, very entertaining and instructive in his pulpit ministrations. He wrote several religious works of much reputation.


Infant Son Braasch
Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 1 May 1952; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Braasch, of Okauchee, was born prematurely April 23, and died shortly after birth. Mrs. Braasch is the former Loretta Ellerman, daughter of Mrs. Lillian Ellerman.


Peter Bruner
Source: The Waukesha Freemen (Waukesha, Wis.) 3 April 1902, Volume XLIV No. 1, Front Page; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Peter Bruner, aged 53 years, died at his home at 316 St. Paul avenue yesterday morning. Mr. Bruner had been afflicted with paralysis for a number of years, which caused his death. He was brought to this country when but six weeks old by his parents from Germany, and they settled at Waukesha where the deceased spent his life. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Charles Dietscher and Millie Bruner, a widow, one grandchild, and his mother, Mrs. Conrad Bruner, of this city. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon from the German Reformed church, the Rev. W. Diehm officiating.


Lorraine Bruss
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (25 May 2002) submitted by Denise Parsons

Bruss, Lorraine Born to Eternal Life, May 23, 2002, at the age of 89 years in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Beloved wife for 65 years of Harold M.

Survived by children Polly (Paul) Joubert and Jon (Martha) Bruss, all of the Town of Merton. Further survived by and proud grandmother of Rev. Prof. Jon S. (Kristine) Bruss, William F. Bruss, James M. Bruss, Claire Joubert and Laura Grace Bruss. She is further survived by nephew Russell C. Frank of Mt. Angel, OR and Jean Candek or West Allis.

Longtime member of the Women's Auxiliary of The Lutheran Home, Wauwatosa and a member of Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Okauchee, WI.

Visitation Saturday May 25, 1:00-2:00 PM at Holy Trinity (35181 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Okauchee) followed by a Funeral Worship Service at 2:00 PM at the church, Pastor Jonathan Madson officiating.

Christian burial at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, May 28 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Milwaukee. Memorials to Holy Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church & School or to the Lutheran Home of Oconomowoc Charitable Foundation, Inc.
To God Alone Be the Glory! SCHMIDT & BARTELT Notbohm-Kreutzmann


Charles Burchard
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 435; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1879 - Hon. Charles Burchard died at Beaver Dam, April 1st, in his seventieth year. He was born at Granby, Hampshire Co., Mass., January 1st, 1810; and after receiving an academic education, he devoted himself to farming. He resided several years in Oneida, Lewis, and Madison Counties, N.Y., and was prominently connected with the Liberty, or Anti-Slavery party; but did not support his party candidate, James G. Birney, for president in 1844, preferring Henry Clay. His published letter at the time giving his preferences was widely circulated. In 1845, he removed to Wisconsin, settling first in Waukesha; and after one of the members from that county in the first constitutional convention. Subsequently removing to Beaver Dam, he represented that serving as chairman of the county board of supervisors, he was chosen district in the assembly in 1856. He was seven times elected a member of the county board of Dodge County, and a commissioner of the board of enrollment for the Fourth Congressional District during the war. He was an able temperance advocate, a public spirited citizen, a popular and worthy man. His career and his influence in society were both honorable and useful.


John T. Burnell
Source: The Waukesha Freeman (Thursday, 23 Jan. 1913) page 6; submitted by Diana Heser Morse)

John T. Burnell, aged 58 years, died Friday morning at his home at North Prairie and funeral services were held Sunday at the Methodist church in that village, Rev. J. W. Perry officiating.

John T. Burnell was born in the old log house on his father's farm in the town of Mukwonago and was the fifth child of John and Jennie (Cobb) Burnell. He was educated in the public schools and when of age was engaged by his father to work on the homestead farm. Farming has been his vocation for the major part of his life and by the terms of his father's will he received, in 1889, 191 acres of the homestead. In 1904 he purchased 198 acres of farm land four miles south of this city and went into dairying on an extensive scale. He became also a dealer in wool and following his retirement from active life resided in North Prairie.

Mr. Burnell was married in 1877 to Miss Catherine Hood, who survives him, together with their four children: Duke Burnell and Mrs. Arnold Torhorst, who reside near Waukesha; Eugene, at home, and Mrs. Guy S. Evarts, Ruthton, Minn. Mrs. J. C. West and Mrs. E. H. Harrison of this city are sisters of Mr. Burnell.


Rev. W. J. Calfee
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 18 Nov. 1921; Submitted by FoFG (mz)

Ashland, Wis., Nov. 17. – Rev. W. J. Calfee, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church of this city, died last night at Waukesha, where he had gone for treatment.


Betsey Calkins
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 - Mrs. Betsey Calkins, widow of the late Turner Calkins, died at Lisbon, Waukesha County, Nov. 24th, aged ninety-one years. She had removed from Austerlitz, Columbia Co., N.Y., to Lisbon in 1844.


Sarah Bill Calkins
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 467; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1880 - Mrs. Sarah Bill Calkins died in Oconomowoc, Sept. 3d, in her ninety-fifth year. She was born in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Oct. 11th, 1785. Marrying James Calkins, they removed first in 1823, to western New York, and in 1843 to Milwaukee. Col. E. A, Calkins is her son.


John Cameron
Source: The Waukesha Freeman, 31 October 1901, page 1

CAMERON -- John Cameron, for many years a resident of the town of Vernon, died at his home there on Sunday, after a protracted illness. He was 70 years of age. He never married and his nearest surviving relative is his brother, Duncan Cameron, a resident of Colorado, who was with him in his last illness.

Dominick Casey
Source: Marathon County Record (Wausau, Marathon County, Wis.) Thursday, 27 Mar. 1862, transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Dominick Casey, of Waukesha, Wisconsin, died in that city of the congestion of the lungs on the 18th instant. – Mr. Casey was the former editor of the Waukesha County Democrat.


Winston Churchill
Source: Marathon County Register (Unity, Marathon County, Wis.) Thursday, 9 Aug. 1946; transcribed by Marla Zwakman


Mrs. Otto Atcherson received the sad news of the death of her cousin, Winston Churchill, who burned to death in a gasoline tank car accident at Oconomowoc last week. A rider, later identified as Wm. Eddy of Portage, was also burned to death. Mr. Eddy was a recently discharged veteran and had just sent his wife by train to Portage, expecting to join her there at the home of her parents.


Joyce M. Colby
Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Friday, 6 Oct. 2006; page 2A; Lorraine Markee collection, transcribed by Marla Zwakman

PITTSVILLE – Joyce M. Colby, 73, of Pittsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, at Our House in Wisconsin Rapids.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Buchanan Funeral Home in Pittsville. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon until service time Sunday at the funeral home.

She was born Oct. 31, 1932, in Waukesha to Eugene and Mildred (Henke) Sexton. She married Ronald Colby on Nov. 24, 1951, in Dubuque, Iowa. Joyce was a homemaker. The couple moved to the town of Cary in 1985. Ronald preceded her in death on June 21, 1997.

She is survived by her brother, George (Linda) Sexton of Shepherd, Mont.


Charles Cottrell
Source: The Waukesha Freeman (Thursday 23 Jan. 1913) page 6; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Charles Cottrell, one of the oldest employes of the Milwaukee road, having been in the service as engineer for the past forty years, was stricken with apoplexy Saturday morning, Jan 11, and passed away soon after.

Charles Cottrell was born in New York sixty-five years ago and a few years later came with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cottrell, to Oconomowoc, being among the earliest settlers of the community. He was married Feb. 7, 1883, at Sun Prairie to Miss Nellie Britton and they made their home in Milwaukee until eight years ago, when they went to Oconomowoc to reside. Mr. Cottrell is survived by wife and one daughter, Miss Lois, and a sister, Miss Adelaide Cottrell, Oconomowoc. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the residence with interment in La Belle cemetery.


Anna Craft
Source: Benton Advocate (Benton, Lafayette County, Wis.) Friday, 13 Feb. 1914; submitted by FoFG (mz)

Oconomowoc. — While making a call at the home of Mrs. F. O. Spence at Oconomowoc Mrs. Anna Craft was stricken with apoplexy, death ensuing in a few minutes. Mrs. Craft was seventy-five years old and had lived in Oconomowoc more than thirty years.


J. N. Daggett
Source: The Waukesha Freemen (Waukesha, Wis.) 3 April 1902, Volume XLIV No. 1, Front Page; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

J. N. Daggett, a former manager of the Bethesda Mineral Spring Water Co., died at his home in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Monday, March 24. He was 66 years of age, and is survived by a widow, three sons, and three daughters. Mrs. J. N. Daggett, Jr., of this city is a daughter-in-law of the deceased.


Bridget Daly
Source: The Waukesha Freeman (Thursday 23 Jan. 1913) page 6; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Mrs. Phillip Daley passed away on Tuesday morning, Jan. 14, 1913, at her home at Mapleton, following a protracted illness.

Mrs. Bridget Daley was born in Canada sixty-eight years ago and when but three years of age came with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael McAleavy, to Mapleton, where her marriage occurred to Phillip Daley Feb. 2, 1863. They continued to make their home at Mapleton. She is survived by her husband and eleven children: Mrs. Edward Watterson, Mapleton; James Daley, Oconomowoc; Miss Nellie Daley, Chicago; Miss Kate Daley and Mrs. James Sullivan, Milwaukee; Michael Daley, North Lake; Mrs. D. Hays, Hartford; Philip and Ambrose Daley, Alderley; Miss Elizabeth and John Daley, at home. She leaves three sisters and two step-brothers: Mrs. Mary Byrnes and John McAleavy, Oconomowoc; Mrs. Ellen Olwell and Mrs. Hugh McCauley, Kensington, Ill., and Michael McAleavy, Ashippun.

Funeral services were held Friday morning at St. Catherine's Catholic church at Mapleton, with burial in St. Catherine's cemetery.


William H. Dames
Source: Anderson Herald (Anderson, IN) 29 Mar 1956; submitted by Dena Whitsell

Wichita, KS. (UP) - "A B-47 Strato-jet exploded over East Wichita Wednesday as thousands watched. It crashed four miles northeast of the city, killing its crew of three. The office of information services at McConnell Air Force Base said the explosion occurred after takeoff, probably at about 2,000 feet altitude. Wreckage was strewn along the countryside for several miles as the wings sheared off and the fuselage tumbled to earth. McConnell identified the pilot and instructor as Capt. William C. Craggs of Wichita. He is survived by his widow and two sons. The students were: Lt. Col. William H. Dames, 39, of Oconomowoc, Wis. His wife and two sons are reported to be living in Milwaukee. 1st Lt. John C. Leysath, 24, of North, South Carolina. The six-jet USAF plane was watched in its death plunge by the pilot of a Navy Neptune bomber, Lt. Maurice Boyack of the Hutchinson, Kan., Naval Air Station. Boyack said the explosion occurred in a climbing turn. He flew his bomber to a point where he could see the wings rip off the B-47. He said it appeared there was a fire in the mid-section, followed by the explosion. Fire fighters battled the blaze at the crash scene for more than an hour. The plane crashed within 1,000 feet of two large suburban houses."


Henry Dellogg
Source: The Waukesha Freemen (Waukesha, Wis.) 10 January 1901, Front Page; Submitted by Diana Heser Morse

KELLOGG - Henry Dellogg died at Cripple Creek, Col., Dec. 30, aged 71 years. He had been failing in health with stomach trouble for about a year, but was able to be about until three days before his death. Mr. Kellogg was one of the pioneer residents of Waukesha and had a wide circle of acquaintances of this vicinity in the early sixties. About a week before his death eh wrote his old friend, John Gaspar of this city, an extended letter with regard to items of interest in connection with his family, and inquiring about his old friends still resident in Waukesha. He and his sons were engaged in mining in the Colorado Eldorado and had been prosperous. Three days after receiving the letter Mr. Gaspar received a copy of the Denver Republican announcing the death.


Charles A. Dupee
Source: The Waukesha Freemen (Waukesha, Wis.) 3 April 1902, Volume XLIV No. 1, Front Page; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Charles A. Dupee, a resident of Chicago for the past forty-eight years, and who for man summers occupied his beautiful home "Bitter Sweet" at Oconomowoc, died at his Chicago home, 486 Dearborn avenue on Wednesday morning after a lingering illness. In August last Mr. Dupee was stricken with throat trouble and since then he has been unable to attend to his professional duties as senior member of the law firm of Dupeek, Judah, Willard & Wolf. The funeral was held on Friday morning at 10:30. Mr. Dupee was one of the original promoters of the public high school system in Chicago, being the principal of the first high school.


Ada Elliott
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (15 Feb. 1889) transcribed by FoFG MZ

HARTLAND, Feb. 12. – Mrs. Ada Elliott, wife of Wm. M. Elliott, of Milwaukee, and only daughter of Wm. Fish, of this village, was found dead in her bed Sunday morning, having died of heart disease.


Roy Finney
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 1 Feb. 1900; transcribed by FoFG mz

Genesee, Wis., Jan 29. – Roy Finney, aged 19 years, died here Saturday.


Ferdinand A. Fischer
Source: Waukesha Daily Freeman (Waukesha, Wis.) Saturday, 13 March 1948; page 3 - Submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Oconomowoc - Ferdinand A. Fischer, 72, died Friday night at his home here after several months illness. The deceased was born in Germany Aug. 30, 1875. He came to the United States when he was 11 years old and has lived in this vicinity ever since that time.

The retired sexton of the LaBelle cemetery, Fischer is survived by his wife, Lydia, son, Elmer, San Leandro, Calif., brother, Ernst, Milbank, South Dakota, and sister, Mrs. Robert Block, Oconomowoc. He is further survived by two half brothers, Edward and William, Oconomowoc and two half sisters, Mrs. Forest Kemp, Oconomowoc, and Mrs. Otto Bucholz, Watertown.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Notbohm funeral home with burial in the LaBelle cemetery. The Rev. T. K. Herbener will officiate. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday.


William Fischer
Source: Waukesha Daily Freeman (Waukesha, Wis.) Tuesday, 27 December 1955; page 2 - Submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Oconomowoc - William Fischer, 72, a former Oconomowoc resident, died Monday evening at Jackson Park hospital in Chicago. He lived in Chicago for the past several years but formerly resided at 635 S. George st., Oconomowoc.

He was born Feb. 15, 1883, in Germany and was married Nov. 29, 1906 in Oconomowoc to the former Minnie Maas who died Oct. 7, 1952. While living here, he was employed by the city.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Michael Walsh, Chicago; a brother Ewald, Oconomowoc; two sisters, Mrs. Forest Kemp, Oconomowoc and Mrs. Otto Bucholz, Watertown; and three grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday at s p.m. at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran church in Oconomowoc. Burial will be in the LaBelle cemetery. The Rev. C. H. Clausing will officiate.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Notbohm funeral home and at the church Thursday from 12:30 to the time of service.


Margaret Jenkins Fisher
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (21 June 1900) submitted by Diana Heser Morse

OBITUARY MENTION
Death of Mrs. T. D. Fisher
Waukesha, Wis., June 19. (Special) This morning at about 9:30 occurred the death of Mrs. Margaret Jenkins Fisher. The deceased is one of the oldest residents of this city, having lived here for the past forty-two years. She was born in Wales in 1825. She was married to Thomas D. Fisher, who died some twenty-two years ago. One son survives, John Fisher of Milwaukee. Mrs. J. J. Hadfield, who is a great-niece of the deceased, was with her at the time of her death. No funeral arrangements have yet been made.


Mrs. Catherine Flint
Source: The Waukesha Freeman (Waukesha, Wis.) Thursday, 14 April 1910, page 4; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

On Monday, April 4, following a long illness, Mrs. Catherine Flint died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Bartlett, aged 81 years. Catherine Vandervort was born on March 29, 1828, in New York state and when a child came to Wisconsin with her parents, who located on a farm near Monterey. In 1846 she was married to George Flint, whose death occurred about twelve years ago. Mr. Flint was a veteran of the Mexican war. Eight children survive: William and George Flint of Monterey, James of Milwaukee, Mrs. Jennie Warner of Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. David Massey of Auburn, N. Y.; Rose Flint of Wausau, Mrs. Eliza Dessow of Chicago, and Mrs. Fred Bartlett of Oconomowoc.


Ivy Flint
Source: The Waukesha Freeman (Waukesha, Wis.) Thursday, 30 January 1908; page 4 - Submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Miss Ivy Flint, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Flint, died at 8 o'clock Sunday morning, Jan. 19, at her home in Monterey of appendicitis, aged 19 years. The funeral was held Tuesday at the M. E. Church, Monterey, with interment in the Monterey cemetery.


Mrs. James Foley
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, January 10, 1901

Big Bend, Wis., Jan. 8. – Mrs. James Foley, a resident of Big Bend for nearly forty years, is dead.


Deborah Fuller
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 -Mrs. Deborah Fuller, widow of Hosea Fuller, died in Waukesha, Jan. 11th, at the age of eighty-seven years.


Abraham Rice Gale
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 436; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1879 - Abraham Rice Gale, a native of New York, died at Gales' Landing, Oconto Co., April 30th, aged sixty-nine years. He was among the early pioneers of Milwaukee, and afterwards resided in Waukesha and Oshkosh.


Mary Geiger
Source: Waukesha Daily Freeman (Waukesha, Wis.) Wednesday, 7 Nov. 1945; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

An evening of dancing at the Oconomowoc high school and gaiety later at Silver Lake beach ended in tragedy late Friday night for two youths who were killed when the car they were riding in went off the road and struck a tree a mile and a half east of Nashotah.

Fatally injured was Mary Geiger, 16, Okauchee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Geiger. Mr. Geiger, now a real estate dealer in Milwaukee and Okauchee, was for many years a member of the county board and is well known in this area.



GRACE
Source: The Waukesha Freeman, 31 October 1901, page 1

On Friday at 5 p.m., Oct. 25, Perry Grace died at his home in this city aged 64 years leaving a widow, two daughters, Mrs. J. B. Steinert of New York, and Miss Minnie Grace, and three sons, William Percy and Albert, the first two being employed at Fond du Lac, and the latter residing with his mother.
Mr. Grace early life commenced railway work and soon after the construction of the Milwaukee line to Waukesha, in 1851, entered the employ of that company and remained with it until he retired a few years ago, having attained to the position of road master for the division between Milwaukee and Madison.
Deceased was a man of excellent qualifications in his line of duties and possessed a fund of practical good sense which made his services valuable to the railway company.
At one time Mr. Grace attained quite a political prestige and was chosen twice president of Waukesha while it was under the village form of government.
The funeral occured on Monday at 9 o'clock at St. Joseph's Catholic church, Rev. Father Miller officiating. The services were largely attended, and much sympathy expressed for the bereaved family.

Will Greenwald
Source: The Waukesha Freemen (Waukesha, Wis.) 3 April 1902, Volume XLIV No. 1, Front Page; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Will Greenwald, the seven-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Greenwald of Springdale, died Friday of lockjaw and blood poisoning. While playing on March 14, the boy fell on a pile of old boards and a rusty nail penetrated his hand. Medical aid was summoned the next day, and later a consultation of physicians was called, but they were unable to do anything to relieve the little sufferer. The funeral was held at 1 o'clock Monday afternoon from the residence and at 2 o'clock from Trinity Lutheran church, the Rev. Paul Brockman officiating.


Linnie Hack
Source: The Waukesha Freemen (Waukesha, Wis.) 10 January 1901, Front Page; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Linnie Hack, a nurse at Walheim Training School, Oconomowoc, died Dec. 29 of typhoid fever, contracted while caring for a sister ill of that disease. She was 25 years of age. The remains were taken to her home at Rome, Jefferson county, for interment.


Mrs. F. R. Hadfield
Source: The Waukesha-Freeman, 27 October 1898, page 1

Mrs. F. R. Hadfield died at her home in Milwaukee after an illness of only one week. She was 35 years of age and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Crossman, now of Waukesha. She was born at Brookfield and lived there until her marriage, when she came to Waukesha with her husband. About six years ago they removed from Waukesha to Milwaukee, where she resided up to the time of her death. She leaves a devoted husband and two little daughters, aged twelve and two years, to mourn her loss.

Mora M. Hawkinson
Source: Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, MN) Monday, August 13, 1900; transcribed by FoFG mz

(Red Wing, Minn.) Miss Mora M. Hawkinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Hawkinson, residing in Hartland, Wis., died Friday afternoon, aged 25 years. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. J. Lorentz officiating.


Carol G. Heintz
Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Thursday, 27 July 2006; page 2A; Lorraine Markee collection, transcribed by Marla Zwakman

BROOKFIELD – Carol G. (nee McCulloch) Heintz, 72, of Brookfield was born to eternal life Tuesday, July 25, 2006.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 29, 2006, at St. Luke Catholic Church, 18000 W. Greenfield Ave., Milwaukee. Visitation will be held from 8:30 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church. Private burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.

Krause Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 12401 W. National Ave., New Berlin, is assisting the family with the arrangements.

She is lovingly survived by her husband of 52 years, Larry Heintz; her children, Dennis (Joan), Daniel and Allen; her grandchildren, Jenny, Becky, Ben and Britt. She is further survived by her sisters, Donna Kappel and Gerry (Roger) Kohlbeck. She was also loved by nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends and Rocky.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Mac, and sister, Doris.

A special thank you to everyone who helped with her care. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family will be donated to the Waukesha Memorial Hospital Oncology Unit and Aurora VNA Hospice Care.


Wm. R. Hesk
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 439; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1879 - Hon. Wm. R. Hesk died at Menomonee, Waukesha County, June 11th, over eighty-three years of age. Born in Yorkshire, England, he came to this country, and after remaining some time in Detroit he came to Milwaukee in 1836, and soon after settled in Menomonee. He was a member of the first constitutional convention, and in 1860 represented his district in the Assembly. He was frequently a member of the county board of supervisors, and held various town offices. He was a man of great good sense, a warm friend, and useful citizen.


Lester E. Hill
Source: Stevens Point Daily Journal (27 Apr. 1976) submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Lester E. Hill, 74, Plainfield, died unexpectedly at 4:20 p.m. Sunday at his home. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Goult-Gasperic Funeral Home, Plainfield. The Rev. Edward M. Ketcham, Plainfield United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainfield Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Hill was born March 31, 1902, in Oakfield, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Viene C. Hill. He married Irene Wing on June 15, 1932, at Belvidere, Ill.

He lived in Waukesha until moving to Plainfield about 29 years ago. He was a grocery store owner.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Robert, Plainfield, and John, McHenry, Ill.: two daughters, Mrs. David (Marian) Buckholt, Wautoma, and Mrs. James (Darlene) Vroman, Plainfield; one brother, Elwyn, Eagle; one sister, Mrs. Evelyn Wrighton, Waukesha; 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Mr. Hill was a member of the Grange. He was in the Unites State Navy from 1919 until 1922.


Lloyd Wells Hixon
Source: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1907-1908, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler

Class of 1857 – LLOYD WELLS HIXON. M.D. Univ. of Penn., 1862. B. 18 Jan., 1829, Great Falls, N.H. Teacher. Asst. Surg. 13th Mass. Vols., 1863-64. D. 26 Dec., 1907, Nashotah, Wis.


John Hodgson
Source: The Waukesha Freeman, 31 October 1901, page 1

HODGSON - The pioneers are passing away and scarcely a week goes by that there is not recorded the death of aged residents about Waukesha County. One of the best known of the old-time residents of Pewaukee, Mr. John Hodgson, died Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock after a brief illness, at the home of his daughater-in-law, Mrs. Emma Hodgson, aged 86 years. He went on a visit to his old home, from this city where he had resided a dozen years or more, and among the scenes of an active farm life in years before the spirit quietly took its flight. It was a fitting closee of a faithful, earnest life.

Deceased was a native of Yorkshire, England, and he came to Wisconsin with his growing family in 1857.

Mrs. Hodgson died in this city in 1890. Seven sons and daughters survive the father. viz: Mrs. Jennie Dixen, of Jonesboro, Ark., Mrs. Ellen Bentley7, now residing at Manitou, Col., Dr. A. J. Hodgson of Waukesha, William of Los Angles, Cal., Robert of Florida, and George and Thomas of Pewaukee. One son, John Jr., died some five years ago.

The funeral took place at the M. E. church at 2 p.m., Tuesday, and Rev. J. E. Lean officiated. Interment was in Prairie Home Cemetery.


Damon C. Holbrook
Source: Milwaukee Sentinel (11 Sept. 1850) transcribed by Mary Dutcher 

Died: At Waukesha, on Thursday evening last, Mr. Damon C. Holbrook, aged 28 years.


John Hood
Source: The Waukesha Freeman, Thursday 14 April 1910; page 4; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

John Hood died at his home near North Prairie Thursday morning. April 7, 1910. He was born March 30, 1818 in Perthshire, Scotland, and was united In marriage to Miss Catherine Reid of the same place Dec 6, 1848 They had five children: Francis, North Prairie; P. S, Milwaukee; Mrs. J. Burnell, North Prairie; Mrs W W. Perry, who died Dec. 27, 1877 and Mrs. W. K. Wilson, Mukwonago. Mr. Hood united with the Scotch Presbyterian church in youth and was of deep Christian faith, reading his Bible constantly. He had thirteen grand-children. His wife died Sept. 25, 1896. He purchased a 159-acre farm near North Prairie where he lived for many years His remains were laid to rest in the North Prairie cemetery, beside those of his estimable wife and daughter. The Rev. Mr. Roberson preached a very appropriate sermon and the choir sang three beautiful hymns.


John Hugdahl
Source: Benton Advocate (Benton, Lafayette County, Wis.) Friday, 13 Feb. 1914; submitted by FoFG (mz)

Menominee.—John Hugdahl, aged seventy-one, died from injuries received in falling on an icy sidewalk.


Grace P. Jones
Source: The Waukesha Freeman (Thursday, 23 Jan. 1913) page 6; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Miss Grace P. Jones of Oconomowoc, for years head of a popular girls' school in that city, died Saturday morning after a long illness.

Miss Jones, who was a native of New York, would have observed her eighty-fifth birthday on Monday and had resided in Oconomowoc since 1859. For many years she was principal of the Episcopal seminary for young ladies, established in 1859 by the late Bishop Kemper at Oconomowoc, the school being given up in 1886. She was also very active in church and club life there. Mrs. Jones is survived by one sister, Mrs. Abbie Thornhill, of Oconomowoc. Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. at Zion Episcopal church.


Mrs. Rosina Keuper
Source: The Waukesha Freemen (Waukesha, Wis.) 3 April 1902, Volume XLIV No. 1, Front Page; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Mrs. Rosina Keuper, aged 83 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Philip Weinheimer, on Dunbar Ave., Tuesday morning, after a short illness. Mrs. Keuper was the widow of Daniel Keuper, and is survived by five children, namely, John J Keuper of North Prairie, George Keuper of Elm Grove, Daniel Keuper of Blodgett, and Mrs. Louis Yanke and Mrs. Philip Weinheimer, both of this city. She is also survived by fifteen grand children and seven great grand children. Elmer Keuper, who is engaged in business here, is a grand son of the deceased. The funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday from the house to the German Evangelical church, the Rev. Vetter officiating. Mrs. Keuper was among the oldest settlers of the city. She came from Alsace, Germany, to New Jersey with her parents in 1838, and soon after that she came to Milwaukee. Later she settled at Brookfield, residing there until 28 years ago, when she came to this city, where she resided until the time of her death.


Robert Kinzle
Source: The Milwaukee Journal, Jan 5, 1884 - Sub. by K.T.

Robert Kinzle, a respected and aged citizen of Waukesha, who has been employed at the industrial school for more than twenty years, died of paralysis on Friday night at 10 o'clock, after an illness of only four hours.

Hannah Klineway
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 10 July 1902; transcribed by FoFG mz

Eagle, Wis., July 8. – The funeral of Mrs. Hannah Klineway, who died on Saturday, was held from the residence this afternoon.


Elinor Knight
Source: "Wisconsin Weekly Advocate", 29 Jan 1903 - Sub. by Jan Stypula


KNIGHT - Hartland, Wis., Jan. 27, - Miss Elinor Knight died this morning from the effects of an operation for appendicitis.

John Krause
Source: The Waukesha Freemen (Waukesha, Wis.) 3 April 1902, Volume XLIV No. 1, Front Page; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

John Krause, an old settler of the town of Vernon, aged 79 years and 8 months, died at his home there Monday. He is survived by several children. The funeral was held at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the house, the Rev. W. Diehm officiating.


Lawrence Link
Source: Waukesha Freeman (9 March 1875) Vol. XVII - No. 1; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Town of Ottawa
Mr. Lawrence Link, an old citizen of this town, died very suddenly last Sunday Morning, from the effects of a paralytic stroke. The deceased leaves a wife and a large family to mourn his departure. This is the second old settler within a month who has crossed that boundary from which no traveler returns.


James H. Loomis
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 - James H. Loomis, an old settler, died at Summit, March 5th, of eighty years.


Maria K. Loomis
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 - Mrs. Maria K. Loomis died at Oconomowoc, Jan. 13th, about eighty years old. She was well known to many of the pioneers of the State.


John Lyga Jr.
Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Tuesday, 18 Aug. 1959, page 10; Lorraine Markee collection; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

OKAUCHEE – John Lyga Jr., 22, Independence, drowned in Okauchee Lake Monday but a companion was rescued after clinging to their overturned row- (Note: the rest of the article was cut off and not available at the time of transcription.)


Frank W. Lyman
Source: The Waukesha Freemen (Waukesha, Wis.) 10 January 1901, Front Page; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Frank W. Lyman, aged 67 years, died at his home on McCall street last Friday morning, January 4, as a result of a sad and distressing accident. He was in good health and spirits the evening before when about 10 o'clock he went up stairs to retire for the night. A few minutes later, without a light, he started to come down stairs again, and fell the whole length of the flight. He sustained such serious injuries that he died the following morning at 7 o'clock, having in the interval been conscious half an hour. Mr. Lyman was born on a farm in Vermont, Juoly 4, 1833. He lived there, attending the local schools, until he was 18 years of age, and then, in 1851, he came west and secured employment at Waukesha. He first served as clerk in the hardware store of Nelson Burroughs and later was employed in the postoffice. In 1853 he went to work for the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry. Co, which organization had his faithful service during all the rest of his active life. He worked as brakeman for one year, was then made conductor, and so continued for more than forty years. In all this time he never lost a passenger. He was very efficient and was regarded by the officials as the safest and most reliable man on the road. His run was for many years between Milwaukee and Chicago. He retired because of impaired health and made his last trip July 12, 1895. Mr. Lyman married Mary Benjamin at Columbus, Wis., in April, 1866. They resided in Milwaukee and Chicago until 18 years ago when they came to this city to make their home and have since resided on McCall street. Mrs. Lyman survives her husband. A nephew R. L. Benjamin, who is a member of the Robinson & Irving Co., has been a member of their household for several years. Mr. Lyman was a very quiet man, shy and undemonstrative, so retiring that few outside of his own household really knew him. Those who did know him well appreciated to the full his staunch integrity, his steadfast fidelity, his warm-hearted kindness, his generous helpfulness. His character was of the highest and he possessed also personal qualities which gained for him the warm affection of those around him. To htese his sudden death comes as an unspeakable grief. Funeral services were held at the residence at two o'clock Sunday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. I. L. Cory. Mrs. Ione Gove Hawley and O. Z. Olin sang a duet. The pall-bearers were Messrs. Mitchell, Tucker, White, Kendall, LaRoy and Vedder, all employes on the St. Paul road. Interment was in Prairie Home cemetery. Mrs. Chas. Minor of Madison, a relative of Mr. Lyman, came to attend the funeral.


Albert G. March
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 - Albert G. March died at La Crosse, May 18th, aged seventy-three years. He was a resident of Waukesha from 1840 to 1857, when he removed to La Crosse.



James McNally
Source: Wisconsin State Journal, Oct. 1, 1886 - Sub. by a Friend of Free Genealogy


A Drunkard's Fate.
Oconomowoc, Wis., Sept, 29—Yesterday morning the dead body of James McNally was found under the inverted box of a farm wagon in the stream which conducts the water from La Belle mill to Lac la Belle. The deceased was intoxicated when last seen, and drove into the yard in spite of remonstrances on the part of Mr. Munger, who reported the case to the marshal. As the water was not more than eight inches deep, he, if uninjured by the fall, could easily have extricated himself had he been sober.
 

Mrs. James McNaughton
Source: The Waukesha Freeman (Waukesha, Wis.) Thursday, 14 December 1905; page 8 - submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Mrs. James McNaughton died Monday at her home in Monterey, aged 73. The funeral was held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the residence with burial in the Monterey cemetery.


Rachel M. McRae
Source: The Waukesha-Freeman, 27 October 1898, page 1

Mrs. Rachel M. McRae aged 73, died at her home in Oconomowoc, Oct 18. She was born in Maine and had lived in Wisconsin since 1848. Four brothers and three sisters survive.

Mrs. Sylvester Mills
Source: The Waukesha Freemen (Waukesha, Wis.) 3 April 1902, Volume XLIV No. 1, Front Page; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Mrs. Sylvester Mills died at her home in the town of Merton of pneumonia, aged 81 years. Deceased came to this county in an early day with her husband and resided on the farm where they settled. Her husband died about two years ago. She leaves two sons, Fremont, who resides on the homestead, and Fred L. who resides in Hartland. Also one daughter, Mrs. O. Finch, who resides in Missouri.


James Moreland
Source: The Waukesha Freemen (Waukesha, Wis.) 3 April 1902, Volume XLIV No. 1, Front Page; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

James Moreland, for sixty years a resident of this county, and 92 years of age, died on Wednesday at the home of his son, William Moreland, in Delafield. Mr. Moreland had been in failing health for some time. He came to Wisconsin from Newark, N.J., in 1846. His wife died a little over a year ago and two children, Mrs. W. J. Bushman and J. F. Moreland, died about three years ago. One son, William, and several grand children survive him. The funeral was held Friday morning at Delafield, with interment in La Belle cemetery.


Mrs. James Moreland
Source: The Waukesha Freemen (Waukesha, Wis.) 10 January 1901, Front Page; Submitted by Diana Heser Morse

MORELAND - Mrs. James Moreland, aged 83 years, an old resident of Oconomowoc, died at her home on West avenue last Saturday of consumption. A husband and one son, William, of Delafield, survive. She was the mother of the late Mrs. W. J. Bushman. The funeral was held from the M. E. Church on Monday afternoon, with interment in La Belle cemetery. (Oconomowoc Free Press)


Mrs. Henry Morton
Source: The Waukesha Freeman, Thursday 14 April 1910; page 4; submitted by Diana Heser Morse


Henry Morton died on Friday, April 1, at her home in the town of Oconomowoc, aged 80 years. She leaves a husband and four children: Mrs. Keihl of Weehawken, N. J.; Percy Morton of Milwaukee, William Morton of Beaver Dam, and Miss Hannah Morton, at home. She is also survived by three brothers, John Travis of Milwaukee, William Travis of Monterey and Joseph Travis of Dakota.


S. E. Orvis
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wis.) Friday, 10 June 1887 transcribed by FoFG mz

S. E. Orvis, an old resident of Waukesha, died at his home in that village on the 24th ult., aged 52 years. He was a member of the 5th Wisconsin regiment, Co. F, and lost an arm in the battle of the Wilderness.


Emmett K. Peterson & Wenzel Pupak
Source: The La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press (La Crosse, Wis.) Monday, 2 Jan. 1928

AUTO ACCIDENTS LAID TO WEATHER BRING DEATH TO 2
Milwaukee, Wis. (AP) Bitter weather and slippery roads Monday had accounted for two deaths over the new year.

The dead: Emmett K. Peterson, 23 Milwaukee; Wenzel Pupak, Milwaukee. Both men were killed in automobile accidents.

Pupak suffered a fractured skull New Year's Eve when his automobile struck a wagon on highway 41, near Menomonee Falls. Peterson was killed when his auto struck an icy piece of road skidded and crashed against a culvert and then overturned near Tess Corners in Waukesha county, New Year's Eve.


Francis Earl Prosser
Source: The Republican-Freeman (Waukesha Wis.) Tuesday, 27 Dec. 1898; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Our County Mirror - Oconomowoc
Francis Earl, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Prosser died last Saturday night. He had been very ill with pneumonia for the past week. The funeral was held Tuesday.


Jonathan Putnam
Source: Waukesha Freeman (8 March 1875) Vol. XVII - No. 1; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Big Bend - Jonathan Putnam, familiarly knows as "Uncle Jonathan" who died in East Troy, was brought to this place and buried, it being the old home to which he, and four brothers and one sister, emigrated in their younger days. Mr. Putnam was about 80 years of age. The early part of his life was spent as a public school teacher in the town of Andover, Vermont. He subsequently removed to the city of New York, where he continued his avocation with good success; and in his old age he seemed to take pleasure in recalling the names of his pupils who have since become noted men; among whom, are Governor Gilmore, several distinguished Senators, ministers of the Gospel, &c.


Mrs. Christian Raasch
Source: The Waukesha Freeman (Thursday, 23 Jan. 1913) page 6; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Mrs. Christian Raasch died Wednesday night, Jan. 15, 1913, at her residence in Oconomowoc, death being caused by pneumonia.

Mrs. Raasch was born in Germany in 1830, and was married there. About 1860 Mr. and Mrs. Raasch came to America, locating in Sauk county, Wisconsin; they also resided a few years in Neosho and Ashippun. They had lived in Oconomowoc nearly a score of years. She leaves, besides her husband, nine children: Herman, Oconomowoc; Mrs. Kruckenberg and Mrs. Isaacs, Edgerton; Adolph Raasch, Brownsville, Wis.; Christian and Otto Raasch, Waupun; Mrs. Anna Smeling, Janesville; Richard Raasch, Minneapolis; and Paul Raasch, Chicago.

The funeral was held Sunday from St. Paul's Lutheran church, with burial in La Belle cemetery.


Samuel A. Randles
Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 10 (1909) Transcribed by: Heather A. Turner

1882: Judge Samuel A. Randles, in Waukesha, December 17th, in his fifty-fourth year. Born in Argyle, N. Y., June 22nd, 1829, at the proper age he read law, and was admitted to the bar in 1848, and the same year located at Delafield, where beside devoting himself to his profession, he also served as justice of the peace. He resided also a while in the town of Summit. On being elected county judge in 1860, he removed to Waukesha, and was re-elected in 1864, serving altogether eight years, when he retired, resuming his professional services. His death was greatly lamented.


Mrs. Ranson Reynolds
Source: The Waukesha Freemen (Waukesha, Wis.) 3 April 1902, Volume XLIV No. 1, Front Page; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Mrs. Ranson Reynolds died at her home in Stone Bank March 24, after a lingering illness of many months, aged 77 years. She is survived by three sons and ???? daughters. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the Congregational church at Stone Bank, Rev. Mr. Strand conducting the services. Burial was in the Stone Bank cemetery.


John Rumrill
Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 447; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1879 - John Rumrill died at Hartland, Oct. 22d, in his eighty-third year. He was born at Windsor, Vt., Nov. 22d, 1796; and having united with the Masonic fraternity in Dec., 1818, he was one of the oldest members of the order in the west.


Godfrey Safemaster
Source: Waukesha Daily Freeman (Waukesha, Wis.) Wednesday, 13 Feb. 1946; transcribed by FoFG mz

Dead at Pewaukee
Godfrey Safemaster, 63, died at the home of his son, Nels Safemaster, Pewaukee, route 1, on Tuesday. He is survived by three sons, Nels of Pewaukee, Lester of Unity, Wis., and Roland of Chicago, and by three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Flatt of East Africa, Mrs. Gladys Flink of Chicago and Mrs. Beatrice Koch of Westboro, Wis. His wife preceded him in death seven years ago. Funeral services will be held Friday at the Lulloff funeral home at Colby, Wis., with interment in the Lutheran cemetery at Unity, Wis. The Rev. J. Alfred Olsen will officiate.


Johanna Scherle
Source: The Waukesha Freeman, 31 October 1901, page 1

SCHERLE -- On Satuday, Oct. 26, at 11 o'clock a.m., Mrs. Johanna Scherle died at her home in the town of Genesee, aged 85 years and six months. She was a native of Baden, Germany, and came to Wisconsin with her husband, Herman Scherle in 1847. They soon after took up their home on the farm in Genesee, that remained a home to them throughout life. Mr. Scherle died in 1878. Mr. and Mrs. Scherle were of the best of the large class of Teutonic people who adopted Wisconsin as their home, and were highly respected by all who knew them.

Of twelve children born to Mr. and Mrs. Scherle, ten survive them, of these William, Henrietta, Herman and Victor, lived with the mother. Dr. John J. is employed in the Pension office at Washington, Mrs. Cook and Frank reside in Nevada. Mrs. Showe and Theodore, in Arizona, and Mrs. Libben in Illinois.

The funeral took place on Monday at the residence in Genesee, and the Rev. B. J. Kilbourn of Pewaukee, officiated.

Mrs. Scherle was beloved by a wide circle of acquaintances and will be mourned by many friends.

Jessie Shears
Source: The Waukesha Freeman (Thursday 23 Jan. 1913) page 6; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Jesse Shears died Wednesday evening Jan. 15, 1913, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Tollefson, at Nashotah, after a short illness. He is survived by his wife and three daughters: Mrs. A. Clemans, Monterey; Mrs. Rinhard Neiderwerfer, Ixonia, and Miss Vera Shears, at home; and two grandchildren, Lauretta and Bernice Clemans, Monterey. Jesse Shears was born in Wallop, Hampshire county, England, June 15, 1857, and came to the United States with his mother when fifteen years of age, locating on Brown street. He was married Sept. 4, 1880, to Mrs. Maryettie Throne. The funeral was held from the Monterey Methodist church at 2:30 Sunday afternoon, Jan. 19, with burial in the Monterey Cemetery.


Mrs. W. P. Spellman
Source: The Republican-Freeman, Wednesday, 9 November 1898, page 1

Mrs. W. P. Spellman, aged 40, died at Fort Ann, N. Y. last Friday, she was very popular and a leading member of the Baptist church. She is survived by her husband who is a brother of Mrs. H. O. Aldrich of this city.

John Spencer
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (25 Jan. 1900) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Waukesha, Wis., Jan. 22. – John Spencer, an aged resident of Brookfield, died at his home early this morning. He is a brother of Judge Spencer of this city. The funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at Brookfield.

Willis Steele
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 477; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1881 - Willis Steele died sometime in January, aged eighty-one years, in Pewaukee. He was a native of Canton, Conn., came to Wisconsin in 1855. He had voted for Monroe for president in 1820, and for Garfield in 1880.


Frederick J. Stephen
Source: The Waukesha Freemen (Waukesha, Wis.) 3 April 1902, Volume XLIV No. 1, Front Page; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Frederick J. Stephen died at his home near Dousman March 18, aged 85 years and 4 months. He is survived by four children, Phillip, of Rome, Jefferson county; Adam, of Dunn county; Mrs. Sarah Crail, of Dousman, and Mrs. C. A. Buskirk, of Okauchee.


Edward Raney Stewart
Source: The Waukesha Freeman (Thursday 23 Jan. 1913) page 6; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Edward Raney Stewart. On Dec. 9th, 1912, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Stewart, aged 20 months, died from convulsions, very suddenly. The many friends of the bereaved parents have sympathized with them in their loss.


Charles B. Stockman
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 480; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1881 - Charles B. Stockman, a pioneer of Waukesha County of 1836, died at Mukwonago, sometime in March, aged seventy-seven years.


A. E. Story
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 488; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1881 - Dr. A. E. Story died at Summit, Waukesha County, Sept. 10th, at the age of seventy-eight years. He settled in that county in 1844, and held the office of town treasurer of Summit, without opposition, for the past fifteen years. He was one of the old land-marks, and highly respected by all.


Mrs. Wm. Tearney
Source: The Waukesha-Freeman, 27 October 1898, page 1

Mrs. Wm. Tearney died at her home on Washington Ave., Monday night of cancer of the stomach.

Mrs. OL. E. Topliff
Source: The Waukesha Freemen (Waukesha, Wis.) 10 January 1901, Front Page; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Mrs. Mary Fox has received word from Chicago of the death of Mrs. OL. E. Topliff, after four days' illnesses; she was keeping house for her son Oscar. Mrs. Topliff was matron at the Emergency Hospital a year ago last fall. At an early day she and her husband kept the hotel at Elm Grove, and many old time friends will learn through the columns of The Freeman of her sudden death.


George Terwilliger
Source: The Waukesha Freemen (Waukesha, Wis.) 3 April 1902, Volume XLIV No. 1, Front Page; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

George Terwilliger, for many years a resident of East Troy and vicinity, and well known as a veteran of the civil war, died very suddenly at this home in East Troy, March 19. He was born in Ohio, came to Wisconsin in an early day, and enlisted in the army in 1861. He served until 1864. After his return home he married Miss Helen Hayes, who survives him. He also leaves two daughters, Mrs. Jessie Holcomb of Honey Creek, and Mrs. Alta Dunham of Troy Center. He was commander of Henry Conklin Post G.A.R. at the time of his death, which Post he helped to organize. He was generally respected.


Isaac Van Derpotart
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Oct. 1 1886 - Sub. by a Friend of Free Genealogy

Oconomowoc, Wis., Sept 29—Isaac Van Derpotart, a veteran of the war of 1812 and pioneer resident died of old age at the residence of his daughter in the village of Monday night. He would have been 100 years old in January next. 


Peter Vieau
Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin (1906) Wisconsin Necrology, page 142; transcribed by FoFG mz

Born at Milwaukee, January 10, 1820. Died at Muskego Center, September 13, 1905.


Thomas Walker
Source: Gratiot Reporter (Gratiot, WI) Thursday, September 25, 1913; transcribed by FoFG mz

Iowa County Democrat –
Mr. Thomas Walker died at the home of his son-in-law Chas. Johnston in the town of Willow Springs at about twelve o’clock Wednesday, Sept. 17. Mr. Walker was a fine old pioneer of Southwest Wisconsin. Blessed with good health until his 76th year he was taken sick about a year ago and dropsy developed, and he gradually failed until his death.


Louis Waterman
Source: The Waukesha Freemen (Waukesha, Wis.) 3 April 1902, Volume XLIV No. 1, Front Page; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Louis Waterman, of Okauchee, died suddenly on March 26, aged 27 years. He was born March 13, 1875, at Brookfield and on June 14, 1899, was married to Miss Carrie Hanson of the town of Oconomowoc. A widow, his father, Louis Waterman, and four sisters, Misses Emily, Hattie, Hannah, of Milwaukee, and Anna, of St. Louis, survive him. Funeral services were held on Sunday.


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.
 


Mrs. Elijah Whitney
Source: The Waukesha Freeman, Thursday 14 April 1910; page 4; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Mrs. Elijah Whitney, one of the earliest settlers in Oconomowoc, died at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, April 6, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George B. Whitehill, in Milwaukee, where she had been visiting for some time. Mrs. Whitney had been in feeble health since the first of the year, but her condition was not considered alarming, until a sudden change for the worse came Tuesday. Besides Mrs. Whitehill she leaves also two other daughters, Mrs, G. W. Burtch and Miss Clara Whitney, both of Oconomowoc, and one son, H. C. Whitney, Nebraska.

Marietta Carter was born at Farmersville, N. Y., 79 years ago and married Elijah Whitney in 1849. Mr. Whitney died three years ago March 7. The remains were taken to Oconomowoc, where funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Saturday. 


W. J. Williams
Source: The Waukesha-Freeman, 27 October 1898, page 1

W. J. Williams of Elim Springs Farm, three miles west of here, died Monday night, aged 74 years. Funeral services will be held Thursday at noon from late home.

Alice Woolley
Source: The Waukesha Freeman, Thursday 14 April 1910; page 4; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

DEATH OF MRS. ALICE WOOLLEY
Mrs. Judson Hart, Jr., received the sad intelligence on Saturday last of the death at Jackson, Tenn., of her sister, Mrs. Alice Woolley. Her death occurred on Friday.


Denison Worthington
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 - Hon. Denison Worthington died at Denver, Colorado, April 23d, at the age of seventy-three years. He was born in Connecticut in 1807, settled in Waukesha County in 1847, serving in the assembly in 1851 and 1854, and in the senate from 1855 to 1861, and was chairman of the investigating committee of the La Crosse land grant scandal. He was secretary of the Madison Insurance Company from 1861 to 1874. He was an influential and useful member in the legislature.
 


Charles Wright
Source: The Waukesha Freeman (Thursday, 23 Jan. 1913) page 6; submitted by Diana Heser Morse)

Charles Wright. At his home in Delavan, Wis., on Jan. 9, occurred the death of Charles Wright, aged 76 years. Mr. Wright was a former well known resident of the town of Merton in this county, having come to that township when fourteen years of age, at the time when his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Wright, left their home in Castile, N. Y., to try their fortunes in the west.
Charles Wright was married in 1862 to Miss Phoebe Mead of Waldo, Wis., and they came by team and cutter the fifty miles to the Merton farm which was to be their home for thirty years. Brief residences at Waldo and Beaver Dam preceded their removal to Delavan eighteen years ago.
Deceased is survived by his wife and two sons, Rev. Peter C. Wright, Norwich, Conn., and Dr. Charles A. Writhe, Delavan. Funeral services and interment were at Delavan. Mr. Wright is kindly remembered by pioneer residents of this county as well as by the younger generation, as a man of forceful character and high principles.


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