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V.W. German Newspaper entries translated by Jeanette Rekow from German to English.

V.W. Thurs 11 Jan 1912, Tigerton, Page 62
   HANNEMAN, Otto had passed away and was buried on 2 January 1912 with Pastor Droegemueller of St John’s Congregation officiating.  The large church was completely filled with mourners paying their last respects.  Mr. Hannemann operated a hotel for some years and held several offices.  A year ago he was still the head of the congregation as they built the new church and has been an asset to the church.

V.W. Thurs 11 Jan 1912, Pella, Page 50
   EHLERT, Johanna Luise Regine (HEIDEMANN), wife of August Ehlert, died on 4 January at the age of fifty seven years.  She was born on 2 October 1854 in Prilipp, Kreis Prilitz in Pommern and came with her husband in 1883 from Germany to Pella.  Eleven children were born in their marriage, six sons and five daughters.  Two children preceded her in death.  She was given a Christian burial on 8 January in Bethlehem’s Cemetery with Pastor Stubenvoll officiating.

V.W. 1912, Page 26
   FRAUENHEIM, Hilda was buried in Boudenville Saturday.  Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bocher attended the funeral.  The deceased is a niece of Mrs. Bocher.

V.W. Thurs 18 Jan 1912, Leopolis, Page 21
   SCHUMACHER, Wm. (Mrs.), a former resident of Town Herman, was buried Wednesday in Wittenberg.  Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Werth attended the funeral of their grandmother.  Her husband has preceded his wife in death many years ago.

V.W. Thurs 18 Jan 1912, Leopolis, Page 17
   SCHMAHL, Christian passed away last Saturday evening at twelve o’clock after suffering many years with cancer.  He leaves his sorrowing wife, two sons, George and John and five daughters and many other relatives.  Mr. Schmahl was one of the oldest settlers of this County and is well known.  His body will be taken to Shawano where he first settled and where several of his children are buried.

V.W. Thurs 25 Jan 1912, Caroline, Page 14
   BRAUN, Harry passed away after five days of sickness last Friday, 12 January.  The deceased was an only son of Herm. Braun and his wife Amanda born Buss.  On Thursday before his death, 11 January, he had surgery, but it was God’s will that he should be taken at such an early age.  He died on Friday afternoon at one o’clock at the age of five years, eight months and twenty-four days.  He was given a Christian burial on 15 January in Emanuel Church Cemetery with Pastor Baumann officiating.

V.W. Thurs 1 Feb 1912, Lyndhurst, Page 26
   HARTEL, Father, age 78, passed away on Friday after suffering from a stroke since November.  He was buried on Monday in the Gresham Cemetery.  The deceased leaves three daughters, Mrs. Mike Weber from here, Mrs. John Scherer of Gresham and Mrs. John Spang of Shawano.

V.W. Thurs 1 Feb 1912, Page 26
   PRIEM, Emilie (RADES), age 37, died last Thursday after a lengthy kidney ailment.  The deceased was born on 4 May 1874 in Germany and came to America as a small child with her parents.  She married August Priem in 1895 who now survives.  Eleven children were born into this marriage, of which five have preceded their mother in death.  The funeral was held last Sunday with Pastor Handrich officiating.  Besides her sorrowing husband and children, she leaves two brothers, Fritz and Herman Rades.

V.W. Thurs 8 Feb 1912, Page 63
   SWOBODA, Mrs. passed away on Sunday morning, according to the news from Milwaukee.  She has been spending the past summers here in the Schneider cottage at Shawano Lake and was planning to return again this summer.  She was not feeling well last summer and was hoping to regain her health.  A feeling of deep sorrow penetrates the hearts of all who have known this woman.

V.W. Thurs 8 Feb 1912, (THREE MURDERED AND ONE SUCIDE), Page 21
   MAILAHN, Lewis, age sixty-six, shot in the head.
   MAILAHN, William, twenty-one years old, cut in the throat.
   MAILAHN, Dora, sixteen years old, cut in the throat.
   MAILAHN, John, eight years old, cut in the throat.
   These terrible murders and suicide occurred last week in Binghamton, fifteen miles north of Appleton.  Wm. Mailahn, the target, according to his behavior lately, as testified by the neighbors, that he committed the family murders and then sought to take his own life.  He had strained relations with his father which extended to other family members.
  The horrible bloody act appears to be the result of him being diagnosed with consumption, which has hit all of his family members with incurable sufferings.  In the last months already three brothers were victims.  Also the murdered sister was already lying in death.  The horrible fate of the family had been discussed around the table for some time and the brother believed that it is better for everyone if they took carbolic acid and die together.  The story was also known by the neighbors but no-one thought that the young man would carry it out.  The surviving brothers are also stricken with the horrible illness.   The  murderer has not only used a straight razor but a piece of broken mirror on his siblings and then lacerated their throats  This act, which is horrible in all details, has caused great excitement in Appleton and the surrounding area.

V.W. Thurs 15 Feb 1912, Page 23
   KUEHL, Sophia (FINK) passed away on Sunday 28 January in the home of her daughter, Emma, in Milwaukee.  Her remains were brought to Shawano on the following Thursday for burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.  She leaves the following children:  Chas. Kuehl from Green Valley, J. H. Kuehl from Cecil, Albert Kuehl from Mayville, Mrs. Gustav Thieme of Cecil, also Hattie, Alice and Emma Kuehl from Milwaukee in the home of the deceased during the last years of her life.  She also leaves a sister, Mrs. Henry Klostermann of Shawano, two brothers, Christ Fink of Belle Plaine and Fred Christ of Mayville, also a brother-in-law, Mr. Zervas from here.  Her husband, Wm. Kuehl preceded her in death four years ago.  A large number of mourners paid their last respects to this old settler who had many friends and acquaintances through the years.
  Mrs. Wm. Kuehl born Sophia Fink was born in Germany on 28 May 1842 and came to America with her family.  Her father had already died in Germany.  They first settled in Dodge County and later settled in Shawano.  She married her husband, who is now deceased, on 11 November.  They were the oldest and first settlers of this County.  Together, as pioneers, they made a farm from the wooded land which was accomplished by their German determination and perseverance along with the help of God.
   Mr. Wm. Kuehl was born in 1834 as the son of a wealthy farmer in the area of Berlin, Germany.  As a child he lost both parents in death, his father in 1835 and his mother in 1836.  He received a good education and worked on the home farm fourteen years under the management of an uncle.  In the spring of 1857 he came to America on the sailing ship Bremen, settling first in Mayville, Dodge County, Wis., where he stayed a short time with his brother Joachim who came to this land the year before.  He worked for a time in Beaver Dam, then came to Shawano County in the spring of 1859, where he worked first for H. C. Naber, then purchased eighty acres where now the cemetery and which is now the Humphrey farm.
    He and his wife moved on these eighty acres in 1860, lived there ten years.  Then they moved to Town Washington in the fall of that year, where he traded with Cornelius Crowley four hundred acres of wild land, besides a house and a building for his eighty acre farm.  Here he built a log house which became a splendid beginning of the sale of spruce from his land.  Later he sold part of this farm and obtained 180 acres where he built a beautiful and comfortable home in 1875.  He held many offices in our town and he and his wife were faithful members of the German Lutheran Congregation.

V.W. Thurs 15 Feb 1912, Cecil, Page 23
   KUEHL, Sophia (Mrs.) was buried.  Miss Frieda Thieme, who attends the Normal School in Oshkosh spent several days at home last week and attended the funeral of her grandmother.

V.W. Thurs 15 Feb 1912, Page 15
   VIERBECHER, Marie (Mrs.) passed away last Friday in Town Waukechon in the home of her son, Anton, at the age of seventy-eight years.  The deceased was born in Germany and came to this country in her young years.  About forty-six years ago she came to Shawano County with her husband and was one of the oldest settlers here.  A large group of mourners attended her funeral on Tuesday at the Catholic Church with Pastor Becker officiating.  She leaves three sons, Anton, Alex and Ben, a daughter, Mrs. Tim Keohane, and the following sisters:  Mrs. F. W. Krumbach and Mrs. Adolph Jeske from Belle Plaine, Mrs. August Matuseck and Mrs. Alex Buchholz from Clintonville and Mrs. Aldolph Harter from New London.

V.W. Thurs 22 Feb 1912, Aniwa, Page 32
   GRUPE, Rosena (KOCH) passed away Tuesday evening, 13 February in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emma Lieske, at the age of seventy-four years.  The deceased was born on 22 December 1833 in Roden Hessau, Germany and came to America at the age of seventeen years, settling in Chicago.  She married John C. Grupe at age twenty.  They lived in Chicago about two years, then lived on a farm in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin  until 1881.  They moved to Almon, Shawano County  where they lived until 19 Dec 1907 when Mr. Grupe died.  Mrs. Grupe lived with her children after that.  She leaves six children:  John F. and Wm. H. Grupe from Almon Shawano County, Mrs. Emma Lieske of Aniwa, Wis., Mrs. Annie Peters of Shawano, and Mrs. Ida Lieske of Goodman, Wis., also a grandchild and eighteen great grandchildren.

V.W. Thurs 7 Mar 1912, Page 19
   DEGNER, Louisa Dorothea Wilhelmine Friederika (KOEHLER) passed away on Sunday 3 March at the age of eighty one years, nine months and twenty days.  She was not feeling well for several weeks and on Sunday shortly before noon she suddenly felt a siege of illness and died about an hour later.  She was born on 13 May 1820 in Klein Kuiepors, County Naugard and came to America with her husband, Herm. Friedrich Degner fifty-six years ago, settling in Town Belle Plaine.  The family went through hard times in the beginning when Mr. Degner served in the war.  He preceded his wife in death thirty-two years ago.  Sixteen children were born into this family, of which nine are still living.  They are Mrs. Fried. Stipps of Belle Plaine, Mrs. John Bibelhausen of Town Wescott, Friedrich Degner of Belle Plaine, Wm. Degner of Belle Plaine, Mrs. John Komes of Wausau, Mrs. George Way of California, Mrs. Frank Putz of Buckbee and Mrs. Herman Pahlow, with whom she lived until her death.  There are thirty-six grandchildren.
   The funeral was held on Friday afternoon at 1:30 at the house and at 2 o’clock in the church with Pastor Selle officiating.

V.W. Thurs 7 Mar 1912, Page 18
   HORN, Addie Mathilda, daughter of John Horn and Anna born Glass, died in Clintonville last Monday.  The deceased was born on 11 February 1893 here in Shawano and reached the age of nineteen years.  She came to Clintonville with her parents about a year and a half ago.  She became ill the previous week with meningitis and died Monday evening.  Services were held yesterday afternoon in Clintonville with Pastor Holst officiating.  Her remains were brought to Shawano this morning with services at St Jakobi Church and one-thirty this afternoon with Pastor Selle officiating.  She was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery.  The deceased leaves her sorrowing parents and a younger sister, a large circle of friends in Clintonville as well as in Shawano.

Thursday, March l4 1912
G. Nordwig the Seneca cheese maker, died Saturday and was buried by Rev. E. Stubenvoll, March 13th, He was 4l years old.


Gust Nordwig died suddenly at his home last Saturday, in the town of Seneca. He was sick only about 20 minutes when the end came. He was about 40 years old and had been running a cheese factory for several years. He leaves to mourn his loss, a wife and 2 children, 3 brothers, Herman, Otto and Willie, and one sister, Mrs. Emma Hohn.

V.W. Thurs 14 Mar 1912, Page 19
   DEGNER, Widow, mother of Mrs. John Komes was buried.  Mr. and Mrs. John Komes and son Frank from Wausau, attended the funeral and returned home on Monday.

V.W. Thurs 14 Mar 1912, Page 19
   DEGNER, Widow has passed away as was reported last week.  However there were some errors which need to be corrected.  She was born on 13 May 1831 and reached the age of eighty years, nine months and twenty days.  Not sixteen children, but eleven children were born into this marriage; of which nine are still living.

V.W. Thurs 14 Mar 1912, Clintonville, Page 18
   NUMRICH, Louis (Mrs.) of Clintonville, passed away on Wednesday of last week at the age of 46 years.  She was buried on Sunday afternoon at St Martin Lutheran Church with Pastor Holst officiating.

V.W. Thurs 14 Mar 1912, Pella, Page 19
  NORDWIG, G. has passed away on 10 March as we understand.

V.W. Thurs 21 Mar 1912, Lyndhurst, Page 18
   HOFFMANN, Grandmother passed away on Friday forenoon at the age of eighty-five years and was buried on Monday forenoon in the Catholic Cemetery.  Besides her grief stricken husband, she leaves three sons, Michel, Max and Joseph.
   (Shawano Family History Center, Cemetery File:  Theresa Hoffman, born 13 June 1827, died 15 Mar 1912.  Maiden name was Weber.)

V.W. Thurs 21 Mar 1912, Bonduel, Page 17
   BOHM, Herm. (Mrs.) of Town Lessor died last Friday and was buried on Monday in the Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery in Lessor with Pastor Mueller officiating.

V.W. Thurs 21 Mar 1912, Page 19
   BUETTNER, Wilhelmine Louise died Monday in the house of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Carl Buettner in Town Richmond.  She was born on 4 July 1817 in Naugardt, Pommern and reached the age of nearly ninety-five years.  She still enjoyed a clear mind and a good memory in spite of her advanced age.  As far as we know, she leaves two sons, Aug. Buettner of Town Richmond and Julius Buettner of Pella.  The funeral was held this afternoon at St Jakobi Church in Town Richmond with Pastor Selle officiating.

V.W. Thurs 28 Mar 1912, Page 56
   ENGEL, Chas. (Mrs) (cousin of) was buried in Oshkosh on Sunday.  Charley Harder and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Engel attended the funeral.

V.W. Thurs 28 Mar 1912, Caroline, Page 13
   BUSS, Michael (Mrs.) was seriously ill as was reported last week.  Death relieved the aged lady from her suffering on Saturday.

V.W. Thurs 28 Mar 1912, Page 18
   MAYOCOMY, Peter, and Indian from the Menominee Reservation was found dead from a terrible accident Tuesday night from a fast moving train on the Northwestern railroad in the area of the crossing by the church cemetery where he was hit and run over.  His body was horribly mutilated with parts strewn one hundred yards.  How this happened, no one knows.  Burial will be in Keshena.

V.W. Thurs 21 Mar 1912, Tilleda, Page 63
   EGGERS, Fritz (Mrs.) (BEHLING) (nephew of)

   GIESE, Wm. (Mrs.) (BEHLING) (nephew of)
   Mrs. Fritz Eggers and Mrs. Wm. Giese were in Sheboygan last week visiting friends and attended the funeral of their sister’s son.
   (Note: the sister’s maiden name of Behling was found in the records at Shawano Family History Center)

V.W. Thurs 28 Mar 1912, Page 26
   GIESE, Chas. and Mrs. Giese, daughter of Ed. Mertins, left Cecil last week for Rose Bush, Oregon to make their residence there.

V.W. Thurs 11 Apr 1912, Page 61
   HOWE, Chas., an aged settler of Shawano County, died on Friday, 5 April in his home in Cecil at the age of eighty one years.  His body was brought to Shawano for burial on Sunday afternoon in the family plot at Woodlawn Cemetery.  Pallbearers were: Marien Wescott, D. H. George, Robt. Jackson, D. E. Wescott, Jos. Black and Dr. W. H. Cantwell.  The deceased was a civil war veteran.  He leaves his widow and a daughter, Mrs. Chas. Lane.  He was an uncle of our policeman, Fred Howe.

V.W. Thurs 25 Apr 1912, Page 34
   CULVERT, Lizzie, daughter of Allen Culvert, passed away last week at the age of one month and eighteen days.  She was buried on Saturday.

V.W. Thurs 25 Apr 1912, Page 33
   WEINIG, Eddie passed away in the night of last Wednesday and Thursday morning in Milwaukee.  His remains were brought to Shawano by his parents on Thursday evening.  Eddie was born on 28 April 1892 in Marion and reached the age of twenty years, minus ten days.  At the age of three years, he came with his parents to Shawano.  He attended school here and went to St Jakobi Church where he was confirmed by Pastor Selle six years ago.  He worked with his father three years as a tailor.  Two years ago he went to Milwaukee with other friends and worked there in an automobile factory.  About four weeks ago he took sick with a severe cold which settled in his ears and head.  A week  later his father came and took him to the hospital where he had surgery.  It appeared at first that he was improving but pneumonia and liver problems had set in.  A second operation was required but was unsuccessful.  He died in the presence of his father who came to be with him in the last days of his life.  The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon.  St. Jacobi’s Church was filled with mourners in spite of the miserable rainy weather.  Pastor Selle officiated.  The young women’s choir sang a hymn.  Pallbearers were his former class mates: Oscar Ramlow, Otto Siedschlag, Edmund Schenk, Walter Jaeckel, A. Beversdorf, and Arthur Baufand.
  The deceased leaves his sorrowing parents, three brothers and two sisters.

V.W. Thurs 6 May 1912, Page 33
   UNRATH, Eunice, two and a half year old daughter of G. A. Unrath of Green Bay, passed away yesterday morning from pneumonia.  Her body was transported to Shawano for burial on Saturday afternoon.  Mr. and Mrs. August Foesch received the message from their daughter, Mrs G. A. Unrath.

V.W. Thurs 16 May 1912, Page 29
   WENSTEDT, Anna (DRUCKREY), wife of Carl Wenstedt, died last Friday morning in her home.  She had been suffering for some time until lately when her health seemed to have improved where she could perform her house work.  That morning her husband took the older children to school before going to work about nine o’clock she felt ill and laid on the sofa.  About ten o’clock a relative, Mrs. Habeck of Bonduel came to visit and found her on the sofa with a paper in her hand.  She was cold and stiff.  The local Doctor was called and could only establish that she had a stroke about an hour ago.  Mrs. Wenstedt was born on 6 April 1871 in Rembin on the Island Ruegen and came to America at the age of fifteen years.  She married Carl Wenstedt here on 5 May 1889 and lived in Shawano until her death.
   The funeral was held last Monday afternoon at St Jakobi Church with Pastor Selle officiating.  She reached the age of forty-one years, one month and four days.

V.W. Thurs 16 May 1912, Page 63
   CARSON, Hannah (UMLAND) passed away Friday in St Elisabeth Hospital in Appleton.  She was born on 11 August 1862 in Germany, came with her parents to America and lived in Belle Plaine.  She married Thos. Carson in 1884 and has lived near Embarrass since than.  She had been suffering for some time.  Last Wednesday her husband took her to a hospital in Appleton, hoping to find relief, but all was in vain.  The deceased leaves her husband, her father, Fred Umland of Belle Plaine, two brothers and three sisters.  The funeral was held on Tuesday in Embarrass with Pastor Griffith officiating.
V.W. Thurs 16 May 1912, Page 43
   BARTH, Katie, Augusta, and Amanda
   ROSENBERG, Margareth
   A terrible accident with one sweep, left four young people dead and two sets of parents in deep sorrow.  The accident occurred Wednesday afternoon in Town Cicero, Outagamie County where four children were buried alive in a gravel pit in section 20, three and a half miles north of the village of Black Creek, on the Shawano Road.
  The four children were Katie, Augusta and Amanda Barth, daughters of Frank Barth, of Section 28 in Cicero, and Margareth Rosenberg, daughter of Robert Rosenberg who lives on the Lockery farm on the other side of the Barth farm.  They were around the corner from the school while on their return home in the afternoon.  Their job was to bring the cows home from the pasture after school was over.  When the children had not arrived home at seven that evening, the parents suspected that something had happened.  They began a search and as they came to the top of the gravel pit, they noticed to their dismay that the top layer of dirt, about six feet deep, had fallen.  They suspected that the children were playing near by in the hollow and were buried by the movement of the earth.  Immediately the men began to clear the earth.  The bodies of the four children were found around nine o’clock.  The ages of the children were: Kate Barth, eight years old, Augusta, ten years, Amanda, thirteen years and Margareth Rosenberg, nine years.

V.W. Thurs 23 May 1912, Lyndhurst, Page 35
   KUCKSDORF, C. (Mrs.) died last Thursday.  She was born in Pommern on 15 June 1830 and reached the age of eighty one years, ten months and one day.  Her husband preceded her in death forty two years ago.  She leaves three sons, Hermann from Leopolis, Carl from here, Albert from Milwaukee, a daughter, Mrs. F. W. Schmidt, twenty grandchildren, two great grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Wm. Remke from here.  The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon with Pastor H. Schmidt officiating.  Those attending from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Karl Reetz, Mr. and Mrs. Ferd. Reetz from Wausau, Alvin Schmidt from Sheboygan, Mrs C. Spuschneider from Green Bay and Else Schmidt from Oshkosh.

V.W. Thurs 23 May 1912, Page 33
   UNRATH, Eunice Minnie Ida, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Unrath, died on 15 May in Green Bay.  Eunice was born on 14 November 1909 in Green Bay and reached the age of two years, six months and one day.  Because the parents and siblings of Mrs Unrath reside in Shawano, the little body was transported by her parents on Friday morning from Green Bay to Shawano for burial.  Her remains were taken to the house of Chas. Foesh, a brother of Mrs Unrath.  The funeral was held on Saturday afternoon with Pastor Selle officiating.  The body was taken to St Jakobi Church after a brief service in the house of Mr. Foesch.  Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

V.W. Thurs 23 May 1912, Page 62
   JUEDER, Henry (son of), age five years, died last Sunday and was buried on Wednesday in St Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery.

V.W. Thurs 30 May 1912, Page 37
   BRUCE, N. C. (Mrs.) passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Monday afternoon at the age of sixty five years.  She had been in ill health for some time but no one expected that the end would come so quickly.  She was born in Canada, married in Massachusetts in 1868 to Nathan L. Bruce.  Three children were born in this marriage but all of them have preceded her in death.  A son, G. R. died last year from an explosion in Michigan.  After living some time on a farm near Angelica, they came to Shawano where they lived the past seventeen years.  Her husband spent some time in a hospital in Milwaukee last winter and was not at home at the time of her death.  The deceased leaves three grandchildren besides other relatives.

V.W. Thurs 30 May 1912, Clintonville, Page 62
   SCHINKE, John (Mrs.) (ZUEHLKE) of Town Deer Creek passed away last week of a lingering illness of consumption at the age of twenty two years.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Zuehlke of Deer Creek and has lived her entire life here.  She leaves her husband and a small son.  The funeral was held on Wednesday.

V.W. Thurs 6 June 1912, Clintonville, Page 56
   STEWART, Joel Levi, who served many years as postmaster in Clintonville, passed away on Saturday, 24 May after a lingering illness.  He was born on 20 March 1842 in Amboy, New York and came as a young boy with his parents to Sheboygan Falls, Wis.  He served two years in the Civil War, and after an honorable discharge, he returned to Sheboygan Falls and worked on a farm for a number of years.  In 1892, he came to Clintonville where he has continued to live.  Mr. Stewart was married twice and leaves his widow and a daughter.  Funeral services were held on the 27th in the Methodist Church with Pastor Coles officiating.  His remains were then taken to Sheboygan Falls for burial.

V.W. Thurs 13 June 1912, Town Richmond, Page 35
   KUNSKE, Johann, one of our oldest settlers passed away last Friday and was buried on Monday at St Paul’s Cemetery with Pastor Fiess officiating.  He was eighty-six years old.  Pallbearers were August Buettner, Wm. Erdmann, C. Moede, J. Ringel, M. Zibur and C. Rueske.

V.W. Thurs 13 June 1912, Clintonville, Page 63
   EGGLESTON, Frank and Ida SCHMIDT of Marion were married in Marion last Wednesday.  The groom is from Town Larrabee.  Witnesses were Elmer Natzke and Frieda Schmidt.

V.W. Thurs 20 June 1912, Page 35
   OTTO, Carl F. (Mrs.), a former resident in Town Herman, passed away on 12 June in Whitcomb at the age of sixty two years.  She was buried in Gresham on Saturday with Pastor Pufahl officiating.

V.W. Thurs 20 June 1912, Page 35
   OTTO, Karl (Mrs.) of Whitcomb, died Thursday and was buried on Saturday in the Catholic Cemetery in Gresham.  The deceased reached the age of sixty-five years.  She leaves four daughters:  Mrs. Gietschon, Mrs. Albert Stienke in California, a married daughter in California, and Alice still at home.  There are seven boys: Chas. of Whitcomb, Wm of Gresham, Alb. in Los Angeles, Calif., Eddie in California, Heinrich, Emil and Louis of Whitcomb.

V.W. Thurs 20 June 1912, Clintonville, Page 57
   CLAUSEN, Denzel Carmet, two year old son of Mr. and Mrs Melton Clausen in Town Matteson, passed away on 2 June and was buried from the Norwegian Church.

V.W. Thurs 27 June 1912, Clintonville, Page 57
   NICKEL, Wilhelm, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Nickel, Sr. from Welcome, passed away on 16 June of Typhoid Fever in a hospital in Springfield, Ill.  The deceased had graduated from the Academy in Wittenberg and was registered in the Theology Seminary in Springfield, preparing for the ministry.  He had already received a call to serve a congregation in Billard, Minnesota when death took his life after fourteen days of illness.  His remains were brought to Welcome by his father and six students of his class after a service in Springfield Seminary.  The funeral was attended by a large group of mourners  on Tuesday of last week.  Pallbearers were the Pastors: D. Jaeger from Welcome, Schilling from Embarrass, Treff from Symco, List from Wittenberg and Karpinsky from Manawa.   Professor Onstadt, as a representative of the Academy, read a few words.   The deceased leaves his grief stricken parents, four brothers, two sisters, also his bride, Miss Estella Meidan from Welcome, whom he recently married.

V.W. Thurs 4 July 1912, Clintonville, Page 50
   KNUDSON, Lars, of Town Mateson, died last week following a stroke at the age of seventy two years.

V.W. Thurs 4 July 1912, Page 46
   KONKEL, Elisabeth of Town Herman, died last Tuesday evening at the age of ninety years and was buried last Friday afternoon with Pastor Alpers of Caroline officiating.  A large group of mourners came to pay their last respects.  She leaves three sons, of which two are from Pella and the other is now living in Cleveland, Ohio, also a daughter, Mrs. C. Harbath, thirty one grandchildren and forty eight great grand children.  May she rest in peace.

V.W. Thurs 11 July 1912, Clintonville, Page 49
   RAISLER, Tillie and Fred HAFEMANN were married last week Sunday in Town Bear Creek.  The groom is from Zachow.

V.W. Thurs 25 July 1912, Town Line, Richmond and Belle Plaine, Page 60
   BEVERSDORF, Florence, nearly four years old and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Friedrich Beversdorf, was called quickly to her heavenly home on 15 July.  We reported last week that the child went with her mother to her grandparents.  That afternoon at five o’clock when she attempted to climb a fence, the top log was loose and rolled.  It pushed the child backward, landed on her chest and killed her instantly.  Her uncle hurried to her rescue and called for the Doctor, who declared there was nothing one could do.  She was buried on Thursday afternoon with Pastor Hesse in Belle Plaine officiating.  Pallbearers were Adela Beversdorf, Ida Beversdorf, Frida Schultz and Viola Beversdorf.  Flower girls were Irene Bennett of Three Lakes, Myrtle Krumbach of Antigo and Alice Beversdorf from here, who were all dressed in white.  The child reached the age of three years ten months and twenty three days.  She leaves her sorrowing parents, two brothers Clarence, eight years and Edwin, six years, also a sister Gertrude, fifteen months.
   Johann Krumbach from Antigo, wm. Beversdorf from Birnamwood and Wm L. Schmidt from Lyndhurst and their families attended the funeral of their little niece last Thursday.

V.W. Thurs 8 Aug 1912, (Sheboygan Newspaper), Page 49
   SCHMIDT, Friedrich W.
   A terrible accident occurred last Monday afternoon around three o’clock on the farm of Friedrich Schmidt in Section 15 of Town Sherman, about two miles south from Adell.  Lightning struck in a group of four children who were beside the house, putting up a swing.  One boy was dead, and another was still unconscious on Tuesday morning, severely burned and in critical condition.  Another boy is also severely burned but out of danger, while the girl had slight injuries, which after five minutes was back to normal.
  The dead boy was Fred Walter Schmidt, a little over seventeen years of age and son of Pastor Herman Schmidt in Shawano County, who was visiting his uncle.  Willie, the nine year old boy, son of Friedrich Schmidt is out of danger, but the eight year old Philip is still in critical condition and Minnie was back to normal after five minutes.
  Mr. Schmidt went to Adell Monday forenoon to get a swing for the children.  Around three o’clock the children were working at installing the swing in the garden about twenty feet from the house.  The girl, Minnie, was sitting on the porch watching.  Mrs. Schmidt was watching from the window in the house.  The bolt of lightning blinded Mrs. Schmidt for a minute and then noticed the four children stretched out on the grass.

V.W. Thurs 8 Aug 1912, Lyndhurst, Page 52
   SCHUMACHER, H. died last Wednesday after a lengthy illness of stomach cancer and was buried in the Lutheran Cemetery in Town Herman on Sunday.  The deceased reached the age of sixty years and leaves his sorrowing wife, four daughters, Mrs. Otto Schmidt from Leopolis, Mrs. Wm. F. Otto from here, Maria and Ida Otto, also a son, Heinrich, a brother Fritz Otto in Shawano and three in Watertown.

V.W. Thurs 15 Aug 1912, Page 28
   OTTO, Dora (Mrs.) died last Friday at the age of eighty-seven years.  Her husband preceded her in death twelve years ago.  The deceased leaves three sons, Heinrich and Wilhelm from here, and Karl of Whitcomb, also four daughters, Mrs. W. Krause of Trap River, Wis., Mrs. Wm. Salzmann from here, Mrs. Carl Brei of Shawano and Mrs. August Fritz of Leopolis, also fifty-six grandchildren and thirty great grandchildren.  Mrs. Otto was one of the oldest settlers of our Town and was widely known.  Her remains were laid to rest on Monday with a large group friends and relatives paying their last respects.  Pastor Schmidt officiated.

V.W. Thurs 15 Aug 1912, Page 44
   THIEDE, Karl died last Sunday evening in Embarrass at the age of eighty-one years and was buried Wednesday.  Mrs. Will Boehm from here is a daughter of the deceased.  She attended the funeral at Embarrass.

V.W. Thurs 22 Aug 1912, Clintonville, Page 44
   THIEDE, Fred, an aged and respected resident of Embarrass, passed away last Monday at the age of eighty years and was buried the following Wednesday.  Pastor Moench officiated.  He leaves three sons, Herman, John and Charles, also three daughters, Minnie, Anna and Edith and other relatives.

V.W. Thurs 22 Aug 1912, Belle Plaine, Page 60
   PARKER, Mrs. (Elizabeth Ann SANDERS) passed away on Monday of last week at the age of nearly sixty seven years.  She leaves her husband, two sons and a brother, which were all here.  As was reported last week, the deceased was christened twenty four hours before her death by Pastor Hesse.  He also officiated at the funeral on Thursday with a large group of mourners attending.  May she find peace.

V.W. Thurs 5 Sep 1912, Clintonville, Page 62
   SCHROEDER, Louis E. (Mrs.) died last Wednesday after a short illness of a kidney disease at the age of thirty two years.  After a short service in the home, her husband and son took her body to Akron, Ohio for burial.

V.W. Thurs 12 Sep 1912, Lyndhurst, Page 52
   SCHWARZ, Christ died suddenly last Wednesday at the age of seventy six years.  The deceased leaves his sorrowing wife and four children, namely the sons Karl and Ernst Schwarz and the daughters, Mrs. Frank Bartelt and Mrs. Henry Otto, also twenty four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  The burial was held on Sunday with Pastor Schmidt officiating.  Many friends and relatives accompanied him to his final resting place.

V.W. Thurs 12 Sep 1912, Leopolis, Page 63
   STEFL, St. (Mrs.) passed away on Saturday evening and was buried on Wednesday afternoon.

V.W. Thurs 12 Sep 1912, Page 48
  SCHILKE, Gust, age 42, died of a chest ailment last Thursday, 5 September on his farm in Mississippi.  The deceased was born in Town Hartland.  After he graduated, he taught school in Nebraska for three years.  While there, he became ill and returned to Bonduel to recover and worked in the school part time.  He then received a call to Plymouth and soon after he was forced to give up his office.  He then purchased a farm in Town Hartland, which he sold shortly after and moved to Milwaukee.  Here he met Gertrud Steinberg, daughter of Wm. Steinberg of Town Wescott.  They were married three years ago and moved to a farm in Mississippi.  Besides his wife, he leaves a brother and two sisters.  The funeral was held last Monday afternoon at two o’clock at Jakobi Church with Pastor Selle officiating.  Pallbearers were: Gehner, Koepsell, Dobberphul, Mundinger, Jaeckel and Mueller.

V.W. Thurs 19 Sep 1912, Page 52
   WINTER, Anna (ZARLING) was buried on Wednesday, 11 September at St John’s Church.  The deceased had a large circle of friends and relatives who mourn her death and came to pay their last respects.

V.W. Thurs 26 Sep 1912, Clintonville, Page 62
   McNEIL, James, from here, died last Friday evening after a short illness at the age of seventy three years.  He was an old Civil War veteran.  The funeral was held on Wednesday morning in the Catholic Church.

V.W. Thurs 3 Oct 1912, Page 54
   PRIKETT, Wm., an Indian and an aged Civil War Veteran, died last Friday of dropsy at the age of seventy four years.  The funeral was held on Monday at the Catholic Church in Keshena.

V.W. Thurs 3 Oct 1912, Page 52
   SPLITGERBER, Julius, of Town Waukechon, died following a stroke last Thursday at the age of sixty five years.  Besides his aged wife, he leaves two sons.  The funeral was held on Monday afternoon at the Church in Belle Plaine with Pastor Hesse officiating.

V.W. Thurs 10 Oct 1912, Lyndhurst, Page 51
   HAHN, John, one of the first settlers of our Town, passed away Thursday at the age of seventy eight years.  His remains were buried last Monday by Pastor Puphal of Gresham, in the presence of many friends and relatives.  Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Wm. Schmidt, ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

V.W. Thurs 24 Oct 1912, Page 45
   OTTO, Augusta (VOELZ), wife of Albert Otto, passed away last Friday after giving birth to a daughter a few hours earlier.  The deceased was born on 18 August 1886.  About four years ago she married her surviving husband, Albert Otto of Town Waukechon.  He had purchased the farm from his father in law a short time ago and the young couple were doing quite well.  The sudden death of the young wife was a severe blow to their many friends who came to pay their last respects at the funeral which was held on Monday with Pastor Hesse of Belle Plaine, officiating.  The near relatives who survive are: her grief stricken husband, three children which includes the youngest who was born last Friday, also her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernst Voelz, a brother Otto Voelz from Shawano and two sisters, Mrs August Dobbs of Shawano and Mrs Emil Hartwig from Town Waukechon.

V.W. Thurs 14 Nov 1912, Page 45
   OTTO, Sophie, the little daughter of Albert Otto of Town Waukechon, passed away last Saturday evening at the age of only three weeks.  Her mother died shortly after her birth.  Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the house and from there to St John’s church with Pastor Hesse officiating.

Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1912


Another old settler has passed away. Joseph Bibelhausen who has been sick for a month or more passed away at his home in this city on Saturday evening, Nov. 23, at 9:40. He had been failing and the end was not unexpected. The deceased was born at a small place called Pine Grove, the other side of Green Bay, and lived there during his boyhood days. He moved to Shawano about 40 years ago and has resided in the city or on a farm near here ever since. He was in the meat business for years, and sold and shipped cattle also. He has also lived on a farm for many years, and was a successful farmer. Mr. Bibelhausen was well liked by all who knew him and was upright in all his dealings and endeavored to do what was right by all. He was a good father and neighbor. He has been an odd fellow for the past 20 years and lived up to the teachings of the order.

The deceased leaves one son, Frank H. Bibelhausen, and one step-daughter, Mrs. Emma Randl of Oshkosh. About 11 years ago he was married to Mrs. Montour who also survives, and 2 of her children, Merrill and Ella Montour, made their home with the deceased. There are also 1 brother, Frank, of the town of Wescott and 4 sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Lieg of this city, Mrs. Soraa of Oshkosh, Mrs. Kurtz of Ladysmith and Mrs. Uptenberg of Oregon. There are also a few grandchildren and other relatives. The funeral was held this afternoon, a short service being at the home at l: 00, and then at the Presbyterian Church at 2:00 and the church was well filled with friends who wished to pay their last respect to the departed. The funeral was in charge of the Odd Fellows and a large number of the brothers were in attendance.

V.W. Thurs 28 Nov 1912, Page 55
   BUCHE, Christine died of old age last Tuesday morning at seven thirty o’clock in the house of her son, Wm. Buche.  She was about eighty five years old.  The deceased was born in Muntelsheim in Wuerttemberg.  In 1852 she came from Germany to America and settled in Lomira, Dodge County where she lived, except for the last few years when she lived here in Shawano.  Her husband preceded her in death about twenty years ago.  She leaves three sons, Wilhelm Buche from Shawano, David Buche from Town Theresa in Dodge County and Christian Buche from Town Lomira in Dodge County.  Her remains will be taken to Lomira on Wednesday for burial in the family plot.

V.W. Thurs 5 Dec 1912, Page 51
   FREEMAN, Marie (HERMAN), died of old age in the house of her daughter, Mrs. John Dietzler at the age of eighty six years.  The deceased was born in Switzerland and had lived in Town Maine, Outagamie County until two years ago when she came to Shawano.  The funeral was held on Monday morning at the house with Rev. Slater officiating.  Her remains were then taken to Town Maine, a twenty mile trip, to be buried in the family plot.  She leaves two children, Mrs. Dietzler from here, and Nick Freeman of Shiocton, also several step children and a large number of grandchildren.

V.W. Thurs 5 Dec 1912, Page 56
   DRUCKREY, Rudolph passed away last Wednesday evening around ten o’clock after an illness of a little over two weeks of Typhoid fever.  The deceased was born on 14 July 1886 in Pulcifer as the son of Herman Druckrey and reached the age of twenty six years.  Besides his sorrowing young wife, born Rossow, whom he brought home about two years ago and a six months old child, he also leaves his father, Herman Druckrey of Green Valley.  The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon at one o’clock at the house and at one-thirty at St Jakobi Church with Pastor Selle officiating.  The deceased served many years as clerk in the J. A. Lieg Company.  He was a good, courageous young man and his early death is mourned by his many friends.

V.W. Thurs 26 Dec 1912, Page 57
   SELLE, Pastor (father of) died Friday morning on his farm in Dale, according to the message received by Pastor Selle at the end of last week.  Pastor Selle left Sunday evening to attend the funeral on Monday.

V.W. Thurs 26 Dec 1912, Page 55
   YORK, V., a bridge builder and formerly a track master for the Wisconsin Northern, died in his home in Bellingham, as reported last week from Washington.  The deceased had many friends here who mourn his death.

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