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Shawano County, Wisconsin
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 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, 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 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.
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, 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 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 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
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, 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, 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, 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 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 25 July 1912, Town Line, Richmond and Belle Plaine, Page
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, 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 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, 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 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 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.
PASSED AWAY ON SATURDAY
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 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 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.