Obituaries Of Waukesha County Residents
Deaths, Burials, Funerals, Interments



Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, July 12, 1906 | Page 1

Arthur, the infant son of August Abel of the town of Vernon, died Tuesday. The funeral was held Thursday with interment at Genesee cemetery.



Source: Waukesha Freeman (WI), 17 Nov 1892
Submitted by Researcher/see contributors page

Duplainville - On Friday of last week, occurred the death of Henry Adams, an old and respected citizen. Mr. Adams came to this country at an early day and had accumulated considerable wealth. He leaves a wife, four daughters, and one son. The funeral took place on Sunday, Rev. Father Becker officiating.



Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) February 01, 1894; pg. 8; col B

Mrs. Hiram Adams was called to Chicago yesterday by the sudden death of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Bert Adams.



Source: Waukesha Freeman (WI), Thursday, 1 Mar 1906, Page 8
Submitted by Researcher/see contributors page

Leo Adams - Leo, the 7-year-old son of John Quincy Adams, of Brookfield, died last Wednesday. The funeral was held Saturday.



Source: Waukesha Freeman Aug. 3, 1927 submitted by Lenora

Edward Adamson, aged 52 years died Monday morning at the home of W. S. Harland, Duplainville. He was the father of the late J. W. Adamson, of Milwaukee, and is survived by one son, J. F. Adamson, West Allis and one daughter, Mrs. A. W. Fox, Green Bay, Wis, Funeral services were held today at 2 p.m. from Randle?s chapel with burial in the Rose Hill cemetery town of Lisbon.



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, January 19, 1899 | Page 5

The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Adascheck died last Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mueller, parents of Mrs. Adascheck, where they were visiting. Their home is in Paris City, Kenosha Co. The funeral services were held at the house on Wednesday, Rev. Mr. Winter officiating. The remains were enterred (sic) in the North Prairie cemetery.



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, April 09, 1914 | Page 3

Mrs. William Addenbrooke died on Tuesday, March 31, at her home here after a week's illness. The addenbrookf family came here the first of march, from their farm home at Spring lake, which they had recently sold. Mr and Mrs. Addenbrooke had planned to enjoy their remaining years amoung the old-time friends in this locality. Mrs. Addenbrooke was a daughter of Isaiah Skidmore, who came to Jericho in 1844. She leaves her husband, two daughters and a son, the son being the present time in the Philippines.

Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, April 09, 1914 | Page 8

Mrs. William Addenbrooke, of Eagle, passed away Monday, March 30, at the age of 82 years. Mrs. Addenbrooke's death is the third in her family within a few weeks, her daughter, Mrs. Lewis Kemper, and her brother, Owen Skidmore, having passed away recently. She is survived by her husband and three children, Mrs. John Sugden and Joseph Addenbrooke. Funeral services were held on Thursday, interment taking place in Jericho cemetery.



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, April 15, 1915 | Page 8

William Addenbrooke, a pioneer of the county and for a great many years a resident of Spring Lake, near Eagle, died last week at the family home.  His death came within a year or so of the death of Mrs. Addenbrooke, and his daughter, Louise Addenbrooke Kemper, of Milwaukee.  A daughter, Rachel, and a son Joseph, of Manila, P.I. survive.  Mr. Addenbrooke, was of English birth, a native of Staffordshire and came to Waukesha county when a young man with a number of other colonists fromm the same locality.  He was a man of excellent education and wide learning, and had a degree from an English university as doctor of medicine.  He never entered into practice, however.  When he came to Waukesha county he took up land and acquired more by purchase, until he had several hundred acres in the vicinity of North Prairie and Mukwonago.

The funeral was held at Eagle on Friday of last week.  The remains were interred at North Prairie.



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, June 18, 1908 | Page 2

Dr. William J. Addenbrooke, son of William Addenbrooke of Spring Prairie, died at his home in Milwaukee, June 12, aged 44 years. He had been ill two years. Interment took place Monday at Spring Prairie. Dr. Addenbrooke was a dentist, practising in Milwaukee. He married Miss Perry, also a. dentist, who survives him.  His parents are living and he leaves a sister.



Source: Unknown Newspaper

Adomaitis, Gladys E., (Nee Reyer), Age 80 years, of Sussex. Fri., Feb. 1, 2002. Wife, Mother, Sister. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.



Source: Publication unknown March 23, 2003

Victor S.E. Ahrens, of Menomonee Falls. March 19, 2003, age 88 years. Beloved husband, loving father, dear brother. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Mon., March 24, 2003 at 7 PM at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, N88 W17558 Christman Rd., Menomonee Falls. Private burial St. Mary's Church Cemetery. Visitation Mon., 4 PM until time of the Mass at the church.

Victor was a member of the Amvets Post #5, Henrizi-Schneider American Legion Post #382, Eironicon Club and Red Arrow 32nd Division. He was employed by the Milwaukee Post Office for over 30 years, served as a railway mail clerk and later as a schemes examiner.

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Source: The Milwaukee Journal, (Milwaukee, WI) March 05, 1894; pg. 2; col B

The funeral of Miss Lottie Aitken, who died on Saturday afternoon, after an illness of about three weeks, will take place at 2 p. m. tomorrow from her late house.



Source: Herald Times Reporter, (Manitowoc, Wisconsin), April 16, 2005

The Rev. Lyle E. Albrecht, age 72, of Brookfield, was born to eternal life on April 10, 2005. He was born on Feb. 15, 1933 in Two Rivers, the son of Albert Albrecht Sr. and Christine (nee Althen). He attended St. John's Lutheran School in Two Rivers, Northwestern Prep and Northwestern College in Watertown and graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 1959. Pastor Albrecht served congregations in Viroqua and Warren, Mich. He taught at Wisconin Lutheran High School in Milwaukee, and had been employed at Northwestern Publishing House until his retirement. He was a beloved husband; dear father of four children, and a grandfather of nine. He had two brothers and one sister. He is further survived by his mother-in-law; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1235 S. 100th St., West Allis. Private interment was at Wisconsin Memorial Park. Church & Chapel Funeral Service of Milwaukee; 262-827-0659; served the family.



Waukesha Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Wednesday, May 31, 1922 | Page 1

Frank Alexander of the town of Genesee died Tuesday evening at his home. He was born in the town of Brookfleld in 1849. Mr. Alexander is survived by his widow, two sisters, Mrs. Charles Ridout, Mrs. Fred Cogdult, and one brother, Edward, all of Rock Elm. The funeral will be held from the residence, the Rev. Mr. Perry of North Prairie conducting the services. Interment at the Genesee cemetery.



Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 27, 2008

Allen, Mary T. Of Pewaukee. Born to Eternal Life Saturday, July 26, 2008, at the age of 86 years.

Beloved wife of Glenn. Loving mother two sons. Proud grandmother. Fond great-grandmother. Further survived by many dear friends.

Mass of Christian Burial 7:00 PM, Wednesday, July 30, at St. Anthony on the Lake, W280 N2101 Prospect Ave. (Hwy. SS), Pewaukee. Father Joseph Hornacek officiating. Visitation 5:00 PM until time of mass at the church. Private interment Forest Hill Cemetery, Pewaukee. Yonke & Son Funeral Home 205 Prospect Ave. Pewaukee 262-691-1900



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Monday, November 10, 1952 | Page 9

Mrs. Nellie Akin Allen, 89, died Sunday at Bellin Memorial hospital in Green Bay.

She is survived by nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Hansen Funeral home at Pewaukee.  Rev. Father Victor Bolle of Hartland will officiate.  Burial will be in Hartland cemetery.

Friends may call after 7 pm Monday.



Source: Waukesha Daily Freeman, December 17, 1948

Services will be held Sunday for Mrs. Anna Dresdow Allpress, 62, who died at the Waukesha Memorial hospital Thursday after a long illness. Mrs. Dresdow was born in North Prairie and lived practically all her life in Eagle.

She is survived by her husband James; one son; two sisters, Mrs. James Fardy, Mukwonago, and Ms. Guy Perry, Mukwonago; three brothers, Frank of Adams, Carl, Mukwonago, and Mike, Waukesha.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Mealey funeral parlors, the Rev. Samuel G. Beer officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Ridge Cemetery, Eagle. The body will lie in state at the funeral home this afternoon.



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, February 25, 1915 | Page 4

Mrs. Alvin G. Alton died Wednesday morning at her home in Pewaukee, at the age of eighty years. She was one of the pioneers of the county and had resided at Pewaukee continuously since coming to America with her husband, over forty years ago. Last January first Mr. and Mrs. Alton observed the sixtieth anniversary of their marriage.

Mrs. Alton is survived by her husband, a son George Alton, of Pewaukee, and two daughters, Mrs. W. L. Rhodes. Appleton; and Mrs. A. C. Morris, Pewaukee. Funeral services will be held at the residence tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Mr. Rosemary officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, September 17, 1908 | Page 5

B.D. Alton Passes Away

Well Known Pewaukee Man Dies after a Year's Illness

Pewaukee, Wis., Sept. 15-B.D. Alton died at his home here Sunday morning after an illness of more than a year.  Although his friends had been much concerned about his health, his death came unexpectedly and as a shock to the community.  Mr. Alton was born Dec. 22, 1867, and had lived here practically all his life.  He married Miss May Wildish of this village in 1894, and she survives him, together with a son and a daughter, Fred, aged twelve years, and little Carol who is but nine months old.  Deceased leaves also his parents.  Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Alton; a brother, George, who was in a business partnership with him; and two sisters, Mrs. William Rhodes of Appleton and Miss Lucy Alton, Mr. Alton was a successful business man, a good citizen, and possessed of personal qualities which endeared him to all who knew him well and which, made for him many loyal and devoted friends.  Business houses in the village were closed Tuesday afternoon during the hours of the funeral service, which were conducted at the house by Rev. J.H. Cameron and at the grave by the Masons, the latter service being led by Mr. Kannell, Master of Kilbourn lodge.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Tuesday, September 01, 1925 | Page 2

George W. Alton passed away early Monday morning, August 31, at the age of 53 years. Mr Alton was a well known resident of Pewaukee where he was engaged in the mercantile business for fifty years. The deceased is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Lucy A. Morse of Pewaukee, and Mrs. W.L. Rhodes of La Havra, Calif.; three nieces and one nephew, Mrs. ? M. Hart, and Mrs. Alston Wilson of California, Dorothy Allen of Mansion, Wis. and Fred Alton of Pewaukee.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 from the Masonic Temple at Pewaukee. the Masons will have charge of the services, the Rev. Mr. Sheard officiating, and interment will be in Forest Hill, Pewaukee.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Wednesday, January 25, 1928 | Page 3

The funeral of George Wallace Alvord, who died Monday morning will be held Thursday, at 2 P. M., from the residence of Mrs. Belle Proctor, 1411 Wisconsin avenue.

Services will be in charge of the Masonic Lodge of Eagle, of which the deceased was a member. Interment will be at North Prairie, Wis.



Source: Waukesha Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, March 29, 1883 | Page 1

ANDERSON.—At the residence of William Hunter in New Berlin, March l7th, 1883, of consumption, Carrie J. Anderson, in the twenty-sixth year of her age.



Source: Greenwood Gleaner March 17, 1910

Mrs. Hattie Anderson, wife of Andy Anderson, formerly of this place (Greenwood, Clark County), died at their home in Waukesha on the morning of March 12, 1910. The cause of her death was tuberculosis of the throat, of which she suffered for over two years. She was buried in Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha, Monday, March 14, at 2 p.m.

Besides her husband and children Mrs. Anderson leaves to mourn her loss, her mother and three sisters and a brother of Milwaukee and a sister and brother of Sheboygan Falls, of which all but one were present at the funeral. The funeral was conducted from the German Reformed Church.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Saturday, January 04, 1947 | Page 1

Fred Anderson, Pewaukee cement contractor, died early Saturday in Waukesha Memorial hospital after a week's serious illness. He had been a patient here since New Year's day.

He was 75 years of age, and a native of Denmark, but had lived in Waukesha county for many years. He is survived by two sons, Raymond of Pewaukee and Otis of Waukesha; four grandsons, two daughters-in-law, and one brother, John Anderson of Pewaukee.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the William R. Hansen funeral home, Pewaukee, with the Rev. Edward T. Soper officiating. Interment will be in Forest Hill cemetery, Pewaukee.

The body will be in state Sunday after 2 p. m.



Source: Waukesha Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, January 18, 1917 | Page 4

Death of Hans Anderson, who many years was a faithful employe of Draper Hall, Oconomowoc occurred at Waukesha on Jan 10.  He was about 86 years of age and was born in Norway, coming to the United States in 1867. For a time he resided at Toland. and in 1873 went to Oconomowoc securing employment at Draper Hall and continued there until failing health and advanced years forbade.  He is survived by a half brother, Ole Anderson, of Oconomowoc, and
several nieces and nephews in city and vicinity. Interment Waukesha.(s9c..buried Genesee Cemetery)



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Wednesday, February 06, 1924 | Page 2

This community was shocked and grieved to learn of the death of Mrs. W.L. Anderson, which occurred at St. Joseph's hospital, Milwaukee, on Sunday morning. Mrs. Anderson had been in ill health for several months, but none was prepared for the sad news of her death. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson lived in the old homestead built by Mrs. Anderson's grandfather, Asa Clark, Pewaukee's first settler. Bright, vivacious, kind, and loyal, she made and held friends regardless of age or condition and it is given to few people to have a place in so many hearts. Mrs. Anderson was a member of the Congregational church and was ever foremost in efforts for the betterment of the village, where she lived and which she loved. Much sympathy is felt for her husband, W.L. Anderson, and for her sister, Mrs. J.W. Richmond, of Minneapolis, who, with hosts of friends, are disconsolate over Mrs. Anderson's death.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Saturday, November 08, 1924 | Page 2

Many friends were shocked to hear of the death of William Lincoln Anderson, which occurred last Monday evening.  Mr. Anderson was born in Delafield, May 30, 1865.  He attended the Waukesha high school and Spencerian business college in Milwaukee, and later studied pharmacy.

In 1888 he was married to Oriola May Clark.  That same year he established a drug store in David City, Nebraska, returning to Pewaukee to live in 1895.  For the past two years he has been associated with Seabury & Johnson of Chicago as salesman.  About a year ago his health became affected and serious complications developed which continued up to the time of death.

He is survived by one brother, Col. G.A. Anderson, and three sisters, Mrs. Ella Calkins, Mrs. W.E. Krause, and Mrs. S.E. McDowell.  Funeral services were held at the Masonic Temple in Pewaukee, Thursday, November 6th.  Rev. Mr. Ralph of Hartland officiating.  A quartette from the Methodist church sang.  The Masonic order attended in a body and conducted the service at the grave.

Among those from out of town who attended the funeral were Dr. and Mrs. Partridge, Ma?, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence parsons, Mauston, Wis., Mrs. Cairncross, Mr. and Mrs. James North, and John Morrow, of Milwaukee; Mrs. John Stewart, cousin of deceased from Seymour, Wis.



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, November 23, 1911 | Page 4

A brief notice by our North Prairie correspondent last week recorded the death of a beloved woman, Mrs. Jennie Wilson Aplin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Wilson, and wife of George G. Aplin, whose demise followed a surgical operation at a hospital in Milwaukee.

A friend writing of Mrs. Aplin's death says: "It has been long since this community has been so saddened as it is at the present time. "Jennie," as she was familiarly known had been the picture of health, scarcely knowing what a sick day was until a few short weeks ago when she was found to be suffering from nervous goitre. After trying medical treatment at Waukesha, it was found that an operation would be the only means to save her life, and that only a chance. She was operated upon at Milwaukee hospital and regained consciousness for a number of hours but the heart was too weak to stand the strain and she passed away Friday at 12:30 p. m., aged 30 years. It is not necessary to attempt to tell of the place she had held in the community; a listening ear in any home would give one an idea of the sorrow felt.  A member of the M. E. church, a worker in its societies, the life of social gatherings, her place cannot be filled. The funeral was held Tuesday at 10:30 at the church. It was one of the largest funerals held here in years, many being present from surrounding towns. Rev. J. W. Perry spoke in a fitting manner of the life and the character of the departed.  Interment was in the North Prairie cemetery.

Another friend writes : In the death of Mrs. George Aplin North Prairie has lost one of its choicest daughters. Though called early from this world she lived long enough to be widely known and dearly loved. She was an affectionate daughter, a loving wife and a tender mother, and a sister in the truest sense of the word. Never was anyone happier than she when engaged in doing some kind act or ministry of love. Throughout her life she was associated with the Christian church. Faithful in her attendance, loyal in her support, she sought to enhance the kingdom of God upon earth. She was an active member of the Ladies' Aid society and loved to attend its gatherings. She has gone but the fragrance of her useful life will abide in the memory of those who knew her.

"Jesus, thou prince of life,
Thy chosen cannot die.
Like Thee, they conqueor in the strife
To reign with Thee on high."



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, October 20, 1921 | Page 3

On Sunday p.m. occurred the funeral of Laurel Arent. He had undergone two operations from which he failed to recover. Besides his parents Mr. and Mrs. P. Arenz, two brothers and a baby sister survive.  Deceased was a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Frayer. Interment was at North Prairie cemetery, Rev. W. J. Perry officiifting.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Shultis attended the funeral of Lauren Arenz at North Prairie last Sunday.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Thursday, July 14, 1955 | Page 14

Funeral services for Peter Arenz, 83, who died at his North Prairie home Wednesday afternoon, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mealy Funeral home in Eagle.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.  Burial will be at the North Prairie cemetery.  The Rev. E. Erickson will officiate at the services.

Arenz is survived by his wife, Florence; two sons, Wesley and Kenneth, of North Prairie; a daughter, Mrs. Isabel Pluess, Eagle route 2; and two grandchildren.



Source: Milwaukee Journal Jan. 16, 2000

Alfred J. Arnold, Age 86 years. Of Menomonee Falls. Tuesday, January 4, 2000. Beloved husband, dear father, brother. Further survived by 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Preceding him in death was a sister the late Helen Buttram.

Funeral Services Friday 7:30PM at the Funeral Home. Visitation from 4 PM until time of Service. Final rest St. Mary's Cemetery. Alfred was a longtime member of the Menomonee Falls Fire Department and past Chief of the department. Memorials to the charity of the donors choice appreciated.

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Publication Date: October 13, 2004

Virgina L. Arnold found peace Oct. 11, 2004 age 85 years. Beloved wife of the late Alfred, loving mother, dear grandma of 15 and great grandma of 21; Further survived by other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by 1 sister, 2 brothers and a grandson.

Visitation Thurs., Oct. 14 AT THE FUNERAL HOME from 5pm until time of Vigil Service at 7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Fri Oct 15 at St. Marys Catholic Church, N89 W16217 Cleveland Ave. Menomonee Falls at 10am. Private burial at the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials to the Parkinsons Association appreciated. The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at Linden Grove for their loving care.

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Waukesha Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Saturday, May 24, 1947 | Page 6

John H. Atkinson, 73, a gardener at the Waukesha water department, died at his home, 1012 N. Hartwell ave., this morning. He was born in the town of Pewaukce. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. May Atkinson; one daughter, Mrs. Gilbert Sherer and one son, Leslie M. Atkinson, both of Waukesha; two sisters, Mrs, Frank Matteis and Nellie Atkinson, Waukesha, and four grandchildren, Kathryn and John Atkinson and Joan and Jean Sherer, all of Waukesha.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. from the Randle funeral home with the Rev. O. L. Merritt officiating. Interment will be in Prairie Home cemetery. Friends may call at the Randle funeral home Sunday evening after 7 p. m. and Monday afternoon and evening.



Source: Waukesha Daily Freeman (Waukesha, Wisconsin) 1947 July 31

Mrs. George Austin, 72, formerly of Waukesha, died Tuesday at The Haven in Milwaukee county.  She was born April 27, 1875, and lived at the Haven for 30 years.

Survivors are four foster children, Arol Austin and Mrs. Howard Haskins, Waukesha; Mrs. Walter Reich, Oconomowoc, and Mrs. M. Nelson, Detroit; two brothers, Herman and Paul Dewey, Vernon; three sisters, Mrs. James Henderson, Milwaukee; Mrs. Elizabeth Sheets, Chicago; Mrs. Charles Van Valkenburgh, Waukesha; nieces and nephews and four children.  She was a member of the Methodist church in Waukesha.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. from the Erling Larsen funeral home.  The Rev. O. L. Merritt will officiate and burial will be in Prairie Home cemetery.  The body will lie in state at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.