Death Notices and Obituary Index

For Milwaukee and the Surrounding Communities

Sources: The Milwaukee Journal, The Milwaukee Sentinel, other various newspapers
Publish dates: Various

See also Waukesha Obituaries
Milwaukee County Obits (offsite link)
Milwaukee Sentinel,Journal Death Notice Index (offsite link)
Milwaukee Obit Archives June 2001 (offsite link)
Milwaukee Obit Archives before June 2001 (offsite link)
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Source: Der Herold, Todesfälle, 19 Feb 1887
Translated and submitted by Gary/see contribributors page

Anna Barbara Oppermann, 62 years old, 622 6 Street, funeral today from the Calvary Cemetery.



Source: Herold, Todesfälle, 13 Jan 1886
Translated and submitted by Gary/see contribributors page

Peter Oppermann, 67 years old, 622 6 Street, funeral today from the Calvary Cemetery.


Newspaper unknown probably Manitowoc Countydate 1920

Seemingly overcome with a fit of despondency induced by failing health Herman Osthoff former cashier of the Bank of Elkhart Lake, committed suicide in the basement of the bank Thursday morning. A statement, addressed to his wife, and apparently written just before he fired a bullet from a Colt 38 into his brain gave us a reason for the action, a nervous breakdown and an inability to further provide for his wife. Mr. Osthoff, a native of Milwaukee and the son of the founder of Osthoff's Hostel, had been cashier of the Elkhart Lake Bank for the past ten years. He also served as village clerk for six years and took a prominent part in all things pertaining to the development of the village. News of the death came as a shock to many of his friends everywhere, who, though knowing that he has been ill, did not know that he was give to despondency. Besides his wife, Mr. Osthoff is survived by his mother, a sister, Mrs. Otto Just of Elkhart Lake and a brother, Oscar Osthoff of Milwaukee. Funeral services were held Friday by the Plymouth Masonic order and the body transported to Milwaukee for burial, interment being made in the family lot in the Forest Home cemetery.


Source: Published February 10, 1944.

OWENS: Wednesday, Feb. 9, 1944, Emma Owens, aged 80 years, 5109 N. Diversey blvd., mother of Dorothy E. Owens, Oakland, Calif.; Mrs. Chauncey L. Smith and Joseph H. Owens; grandmother of Staff Sergt. Smith D. Owens of San Angelo, Tex., Mrs. William Huppert, Miriam and Howard Smith; great-grandmother of Patricia Jean Owens. Services at Philip J. Weiss, Inc. Rooms, 1001 N. Farwell av., at E. Kane pl., Sat. at 1:30 p.m. Interment Forest Home. In state after 12 noon Fri.died February 9, 1944.


Milwaukee Journal, in addition to the obit. Published June 22, 1926.

died June 20, 1926.
[There was front page coverage of his killing in the June 22, 1926]
OWENS--Sunday, June 20, 1926, Joseph Douglas Owens, aged 62 years, husband of Emma Crumwell and father of Mrs. C. L. Smith, Dorothy E. and J. Harold Owens, at the home, 384 Summit av. Funeral services at Phillip J. Weiss' rooms, Farwell av., corner Royall place, Thursday at 2 p.m. Interment Forest Home.