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JAMES P. BABE
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, January 4, 2008
Babe, James P. Of Pewaukee. Born to Eternal Life Thursday, January 3, 2008, at the age of 79 years.
Beloved husband for 58 years of Claire (nee Keever). Dear father; proud grandfather of 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Fond brother. Further survived by other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by sisters Catherine Babe, Mary Ellen Lawson, Patricia McGrath, brothers John Babe and David Babe, brother-in-laws Daniel Lawson and Patrick Condon and sister-in-law Rosemary Babe.
Jim was the head superintendent for Voss Jorgensen Schueler Co. He was in charge of construction of San Camillo retirement community, Clement Manor and the main chapel at Our Lady of the Oaks in Pewaukee. Jim was the fire chief for over 35 years of the Pewaukee Fire Department. Visitation 4:00 PM, Sunday, Jan. 6 with 6:00 PM vigil prayer at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM, Monday, Jan. 7 at Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, N35 W23360 W. Capitol Dr., Pewaukee. Visitation from 9:00 AM until mass at the church. Interment following at Forest Hill Cemetery, Pewaukee. Yonke & Son Funeral Home 205 Prospect Ave. Pewaukee 262-691-1900
IRENE C. BACON
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) - April 24, 2002
Bacon, Irene C. (Nee Koralewski) of Menomonee Falls. Born to Eternal Life, April 20, 2002 at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late Ameil E. Loving Mom; Sister; Also survived by 10 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Visitation Wed. from 5 to 7 PM followed by a Vigil Service at 7 PM at the funeral home. Visitation Thurs. from 9 to 10 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church, (N89 W16297 Cleveland Ave., Menomonee Falls) followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery. SCHRAMKA-HERRICK FUNERAL HOME W164 N9034 Water Street Menomonee Falls (262)251-0330
WINCHEL D. BACON
Source: The Milwaukee Journal, (Milwaukee, WI) March 20, 1894; pg. 2; col B
DEATH OF A WAUKESHA PIONEER.
W. D. BACON PASSES AWAY AFTER A LONG ILLNESS
Waukesha, Wis., March 20. - W. D. Bacon, an old and well-known citizen of Waukesha, died at 1 o'clock this afternoon at his home on Wisconsin avenue, after a long illness. Two years ago he was considered critically ill, and although he rallied at that time he never regained his health, and has been an invalid since the first attack. His ailment was a complication of dropsy and heart disease.
Mr. Bacon has been identified with Waukesha for almost half a century, and in various capacities has been conspicuous in all matters affecting the interests of the place. He was a member of the legislature in 1853, and was instrumental in locating the Reform school here. In 1863 Mr. Bacon was appointed paymaster in the army, but he served but a few months and returned home.
Mr. Bacon was a native of Stillwater, N. Y., where he was born August 21, 1816. His wife survives him. He was a member of the Masonic order of Knights Templar.
The Milwaukee Journal, (Milwaukee, WI) March 20, 1894; pg. 2; col B
DEATH OF W. D. BACON
WAUKESHA, Wis., March 20. - W. D. Bacon, one of the best-known residents of this village, died this morning of dropsy at the age of 78 years. Mr. Bacon came to Waukesha from Saratoga county, N. Y., in 1840, when the village was called Prairieville, and had lived here ever since, having been engaged in business as a merchant banker and newspaperman at various times. At one time he owned the Waukesha Democrat and also was interested in The Journal. He was a man of broad views and did much for educational and philanthropical causes. When the Milwaukee Young Men's Christian association was established he gave $5,000 towards its building. He was at the time of his death a trustee of the Chicago university. He was married twice, his first wife dying in 1880. The
widow and three children, Dr. J. E. Bacon, Mrs. J. F. H. Barber and Mrs. D. C. James, survive him.
MRS ADAM BADINGER
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Waukesha Freeman Mar 05, 1903
MRS. ADAM BADINGER died at her farm home on the north side of this city Wednesday morning aged 72 years. She had been ill a long time of paralysis. Mrs. Badinger was of Pennsylvania Dutch descent and was born in Pennsylvania. Her maiden name was LEISTER. In early life she came with her parents to this part of the country and lived her many years at Granville and Menomonee Falls. She was married at Granville. Mr. and Mrs. Badinger have resided in their present home about fifteen years. Mr. Badinger survives his wife and she leaves two sons, Charles of Delafield and Allen who resides at home and two daughters, Mrs. Louise Wendt of Brookfield and Mrs. Hattie Schultz of Delafield. Funeral services will be Friday morning at ten o'clock and it is expected that Rev. J. S. Lean of Milwaukee will officiate. Mrs. Badinger was a member of the Methodist church."
HELEN R. BADKE
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) - September 7, 2005
Badke, Helen R. (Nee Schuster) Born to Eternal Life September 3, 2005, age 85 years. Born March 17, 1920 to Henry and Elizabeth Schuster. Beloved wife of the late Paul. Dear mother; Sister-in-law. Preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Memorial Mass Thursday 6 PM at St. Mary Church, N89 W16297 Cleveland Ave., Menomonee Falls. Committal Service Friday 10 AM at St. Mary Cemetery in Menomonee Falls (please meet at cemetery). In lieu of flowers memorials appreciated. SCHRAMKA-HERRICK FUNERAL HOME Menomonee Falls 262-251-0330
LARAINE M.E. BADKE
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on July 2, 2006.
Badke, Laraine M.E. (Nee Stremlow) Of Menomonee Falls. Born to Eternal Life June 27, 2006, age 83 years. Beloved wife for 65 years. Dear mother; Loving grandmother; Fond sister. Preceded in death by her sister, Malinda Solem and her brothers, Edwin Stremlow, Otto Kandler, Herman and Hilbert Woelbing. Also survived by 10 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grand-children, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Laraine was the crossing guard at the corner of Hayes and Main for 37 years.
Mass of Christian Burial Thurs., July 6, 10 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church, N89 W16297 Cleveland Ave., Menomonee Falls (please meet at church). Interment to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation Wed., July 5, 4-8 PM at the Funeral Home with Prayer Vigil at 7 PM. SCHRAMKA-HERRICK FUNERAL HOME W164 N9034 Water St. Menomonee Falls (262)251-0330
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, April 12, 1894 | Page 5
Edward, oldest son of Mrs. A. Bahl, died at the home of uncle, Chas. Mootz, three miles south of this village saturday morning after an illness of only two days. It was thought at first that his death was caused by quinsy but was decided later to be diptheria. Two other members of the family and Chas. Mootz have been taken ill with the same disease.
Waukesha Daily Freeman, Saturday, May 14, 1955 | Page 1
John P. Bahr, 75, Pewaukee, died in Waukesha today. He is survived by one brother, Harry, and one sister, Mrs Alma Marose, both of Waukesha. Also surviving are nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p m. at the William R. Hansen funeral home, Pewaukee. The Rev. Ralph Ley, Waukesha, will officiate. Burial will be in the Forest Hill cemetery. The body will be in state after 2 p.m. Sunday.
JAMES R. BAILEY
Source: Milwaukee Journal Feb 1997
James R. Bailey "Jake" in Phoenix, AZ, Sat., Feb. 15, 1997, age 64 years. Beloved husband; Dear father; Brother; Also survived by 3 grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Service Sat. 10:30 AM from the SCHRAMKA - HERRICK FUNERAL HOME, MENOMONEE FALLS and 11 AM at St. Mary's Church, Menomonee Falls. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation Sat. 9 AM until time of service.
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, January 23, 1902 | Page 1
Mrs. Katherine Bailey, wife of Chas. Bailey, died at their home in Hartland, last Thursday affter a long illness. Deceased was 80 years of age and lived in Delafield prior to her residence in Hartland. She leaves a husband and her son. Her brothers are George and Thomas Audley. Funeral services were held at Grace church, Hartland, Saturday afternoon.
Source: Waukesha Freeman Aug. 13, 1896
BAKER-Mrs. Baker, mother of Philip Baker, died Tuesday at her home near Monterey and was buried Wednesday from St. Catherine's Church, Mapleton. She was about 70 years of age, and had long been a resident of vicinity.
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, April 26, 1900 | Page 4
Mrs. Ann Baker died at her home in Brookfield Monday, aged 90 years. She was a native of Shrewsbury, England, and immigrated to this country in 1840, settling in the town of Pewaukee. The family have continued to reside in the vicinity since that time. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Dr. Taylor of Brookfield. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. from the house.
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, December 04, 1919 | Page 8
Theodore Bakken, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. T.A. Bakken, Hartland, died November 22, after a long illness which followed an attack of influenza last winter. He graduated from the Hartland high school in 1918, took a course at the Stout Manual Training school and taught school for a short time at Minnesota. Besides his parents he leaves two brothers. The death of "Teddy" as he was affectionately known was a great grief to Hartland people. He was 19 years of age.
AMANDA C. BANCROFT
Source: Menomonee Falls News Mar 7, 1913
Submitted by researcher/see contributors page
AGED WOMAN PASSES AWAY.
Mrs. George M. Bancroft Dies at Her Home on Monday. "Amanda" Bancroft, as she was affectionately know to her many relatives and friends passed on to her reward at her house in the village, Monday, Mar 8, aged 82 years. At her bedside were her daughter and son. She was in excellent health up to a week before the end, but on the evening of February 25 she suffered a slight paralytic stroke, which was the primary cause of death. Her going marks the rapidly decreasing number of those rugged pioneers of Wisconsin's early days. Mrs. Bancroft was the daughter of William and Maria Minor of Riga, Monroe county, New York, where she was born on Mar 4,(?) 1932. In the year 1847 her parens came to Wisconsin by way of the Great Lakes, the trip being made in September and the voyage proved a stormy one. They arrived in Menomonee and settled on what is now known as the Minor farm. In the years following the deceased and her family labored steadily to complete the home. On Nov. 4, 1849, she was united in marriage to George Bancroft. They were blessed with four children, three of whom are now living. They are Mrs. Ella Wood of Waupaca, Charles, who resides here, and Bert, of Waukesha. Time had dealt kindly with this noble pair and they were spared to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary in 1899. Mrs. Bancroft died in 1905. Of her family one sister remains, Mrs. Jane Smith of Milwaukee. There are three grand-children and three great grand-children. The deceased was a devoted member of the M. E. Church. A woman of fine character, always obliging and thought...
MRS. GEORGE M. BANCROFT
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Menomonee Falls News Mar 9, 1913
AGED WOMAN PASSES AWAY. Mrs. George M. Bancroft Dies at Her Home on Monday. "Amanda" Bancroft, as she was affectionately know to her many relatives and friends passed on to her reward at her house in the village, Monday, Mar 8, aged 82 years. At her bedside were her daughter and son. She was in excellent health up to a week before the end, but on the evening of February 25 she suffered a slight paralytic stroke, which was the primary cause of death. Her going marks the rapidly decreasing number of those rugged pioneers of Wisconsin's early days. Mrs. Bancroft was the daughter of William and Maria MINOR of Riga, Monroe county, New York, where she was born on Mar 4,(?) 1832. In the year 1847 her parents came to Wisconsin by way of the Great Lakes, the trip being made in September and the voyage proved a stormy one. They arrived in Menomonee and settled on what is now known as the Minor farm. In the years following the deceased and her family labored steadily to complete the home. On Nov. 4, 1849, she was united in marriage to George Bancroft. They were blessed with four children, three of whom are now living. They are Mrs. Ella WOOD of Waupaca, Charles, who resides here, and Bert, of Waukesha. Time had dealt kindly with this noble pair and they were spared to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary in 1899. Mrs. Bancroft died in 1905. Of her family one sister remains, Mrs. Jane SMITH of Milwaukee.
There are three grand-children and three great grand-children. The deceased as a devoted member of the M. E. Church. A woman of fine character, always bliging and thought..."
MARY P. BANNISTER
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, April 23, 1885 | Page 8
Mrs. Mary P. Bannister, wife of Dr. Bannister, after suffering for some months, died at her home in the village last Tuesday morning a woman universally esteemed for her many excellent qualities.
Source: The Milwaukee Journal, (Milwaukee, WI) April 05, 1893; pg.2; col D
The funeral of the late Silas Barber will take place tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock from his late residence.
MIRIAM ELIZABETH (EVANS) BARLOW
Source: submitted by researcher/see contributors page
Mukwonago Chief Feb. 12, 1890
Miriam Elizabeth (Evans) wife of John M. Barlow was born in Williamsville, NY, Dec. 24, 1837, entered into rest on Saturday, Feb. 1, 1890.
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Menomonee Falls News Jan. 27, 1910
ANDREW BARNES DEAD
Earliest Surviving Settler of Here. The demise of Andrew Barnes at his home in this village Friday Jan. 21, removed from this community its oldest, surviving citizen. He was born in the town of Milford, Lehigh County, Pa., May 27, 1835. In the month of May 1844, in company with his parents, he came to Wisconsin. At this time the family came over land, reaching the claim of Frederick NEHS, who had been here the year previous, taking up the entire section now occupied by the village of Menomonee Falls. The first night of their stay, was in a wagon, which was at the foot of the "Big Hill" near a spring. Later the family were given shelter in a log cabin near the present site of the Enterprise Mills. The deceased was then a boy of nine years. As a young man he helped chop and log in the clearings. His father, William Barnes, bought land on the County line, the farm being that now owned by John F. CONNELL. On April 5, 1858, he was united in marriage to Miss Wilhelmina KRAUSE. Of this union two daughters were born to them, Mrs. Alpha HOLT, now residing at Pewaukee and Mrs. Malinda SIMPSON of Boise City, Idaho who with his wife, several brothers and sisters survive him. Mr. Barnes resided in the town of Barton, Washington Co. for a number of years where he owned a fine farm. He retired upwards of a score of years ago since which time he spent his declining years at his daughters place in the West and Pewaukee. About three years ago he came back to the place of his boyhood...The funeral was held Monday and were conducted by Rev. H. E. Erffmeyer at Emaunel's Ev. Church with interment at the country cemetery. --West Bend papers please copy.
Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) March 14, 1894; pg. 9; col A
DEATH OF ABNER BARNDT, A PIONEER OF MENOMONEE FALLS.
Waukesha, Wis., March 13 - Abner Barndt, one of the old settlers of the state, died at Menomonee Falls to-day. The cause of his death was apoplexy, and he was 68 years of age. Six sons and two daughters survive him.
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Menomonee Falls News Oct 15, 1915
DEATH CALLS OLDEST CITIZEN-First White Person Born in this Village-The toll of Emanuels Church Bell, early last Sunday morning gave first information to our villagers of the passing away of Isaac R. Barnes at St. Mary's Hospital Milwaukee where he had gone to undergo and(sic) operation a fortnight ago. He had been in poor health, for some time and his family had hopes that a necessary operation might bring him relief and health. It was not to be, he rallied from the knife only for a short time. The best information at hand and from the family records the deceased was undoubtedly the first white person born in the present territory of the village of Menomonee Falls. His parents Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Barnes were natives of Lehigh County Pa; they came to Wisconsin in June 1844. They made a trip across the country with an Ox team in company with Frederick NEHS who preempted the land now in the corporate limits of Falls. The following year a log house was built, a short distance from where the SCHLAFER Mill is now situated and it was there that the subject of this memorial first saw the light of day on Oct. 2, 1846. He attended school in the old building at the edge of what has long been termed the "Big Hill". The elder Barnes took up a homestead on the county line now known as J. F. CONNELL farm the family remained there until after the war and after the death of the elder Barnes, Isaac following farming until 1882.He was married Dec. 24, 1872 to Miss Anna Maria LEONHARDT of Hartford of this union two children were born to them, Allen now residing at Crookston, Minn, and Miss Josephine at home. The wife died in 1898, Isaac Barnes and family came to Menomonee Falls to reside in the year 1882. His entire life was so closely associated with the growth and development of the Village that his neighbors and friends felt that he was the connecting link between the early pioneers families which first followed the wilderness log houses, then barns and farm buildings and following these the more modern and comfortable. Of a gentle disposition he was possessed of a fond(sic) of information as to the early days. He enjoyed meeting with the old-timers and going over the happenings of the days before the war, and he will long be remembered for his hearty laugh, and whole heartedness. Funeral services were held at Emanuels Church Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. H. J. PROCHNOW officiating.
MRS. MENA BARNES
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Menomonee Falls News May 27, 1910
MRS. MENA BARNES - The messenger of death came to Mrs. Andrew Barnes at the home of her daughter Mrs. Alph HOLT, Pewaukee, Wis., Sunday evening May 22. She surviving her late husband only a few months. This good woman had attained the ripe age of 78 years and three months. She was a native of Darmstadt, Germany coming to American when a young girl with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. KRAUS, they settling in the town of Menomonee. She was united in marriage to Andrew Barnes, April 5, 1858, who died in January last. Together they had journeyed down life's pathway to observe their Golden wedding anniversary to have their children grow up and be about them in all the allotted time, theirs was an ideal home, a loyal family and surely their going away will be missed by the neighbors and friends of a life time. They made the village their home up to Mr. Barnes death when she went to her daughter's in Pewaukee. Mrs. Barnes is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Chas. HOLT of Pewaukee and Mrs. Milenda SIMPSON of Boise City, Idaho. There are four grandchildren and four step-sisters surviving, who are Messdames Fuller, H. P. Christman, E. L. Nehs and Margaretha Koch. The last services were observed at Emanuels Church, Tuesday, Rev. Klein officiating. The church choir provided the music. Interment took place at the Church Cemetery.
Patrick Barnes, a 19-year-old man, formerly of Sussex, d. Saturday, 11/17/1999, he had been hunting with his father. A 1998 graduate of Hamilton High School in Sussex, he had attended Waukesha County Technical College for tool-and-die work. He was employed at Herker Industries in Menomonee Falls, where he had started to work while in high school. Barnes and his father made headlines in 1996 after their boat capsized on Lake Winnebago. Barnes is also survived by a sister, grandmothers.
FANNIE E. BARRACK
Waukesha Daily Freeman, 1954 June 23
Pewaukee- A life long resident of Pewaukee, Fannie E. Barrack, 71, of 609 Prospect ave., died Tuesday at Waukesha Memorial hospital.
She as a past matron of the Eastern Star at Pewaukee.
Suviving are two sons, John G. Barrak, Denver, Col., and Charles W. Barrack, Pewaukee; four grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Carrie Christoffersen, Seattle, Wash., and Miss Ruth Christoffersen, Pewaukee; a brother, Louis Christoffersen, St. Paul, Minn.; two daughters-in-law; one son-in-law; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the William R. Hansen funeral hoe, Pewaukee, the Rev. Edward T. Soper officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery, Pewaukee. The body will be at the funeral home Thursday after 2 p.m.
Easter Star services Thursday at 8 p.m. will be given by the past-matrons of the Eastern Star.
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, January 02, 1919 | Page 5
Allison Bartlett, aged 32 years, died at Mankato, N. D., on Dec. 19th, of pneumonia. The body was brought to this village on Sunday and the funeral took place Sunday afternoon. Interment was in Forest Hill cemetery. Deceased was the son of the late Smith Bartlett and with his brother, Matthew, had been living on a large farm in the West. His mother, two sisters and seven brothers survive him.
CHARLES A. BARTLETT
Waukesha Daily Freeman, Wednesday, October 15, 1952 | Page 1
Charles A. Bartlett, 66 died Tuesday at his home in Pewaukee. He is survived by his wife, Hortense; two sons, Franklin and Charles A. Jr, both of Washington, D.C., three grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. Benjamin Hall, Mrs. Henry Toftness and Mrs. Gladys Brickley, all of Minneapolis, Minn.; and his step-mother, Mrs. Mary Bartlett, Pewaukee.
Funeral services will be held Friday from the Wm. R. Hansen funeral home Pewaukee, with the Rev. c.E. O'Beirne officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Hill cemetery. Friends may call Thursday after 2 p.m.
EDWIN W. BARTLETT
Source newspaper unknown
Edwin W. Bartlett, pioneer town of Brookfield farmer, died yesterday [Oct. 28, 1951] at his home at the age of 78 years. A native of this area all his life, he was born in the town of Pewaukee.
He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Arthur C. ALLAIRE of Brooklyn, NY, Mrs. Richard BROWN of Hartland and Mrs. Lewis WEBER of Phoenix, AZ; two sons, Almond E. and David C., both of Brookfield; seven; six brothers, Owen, George, Walter, Harvey and Lloyd, all of Pewaukee and Matthew of Minot, ND.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 2 P.M. at the Randle funeral home with internment at Oak Hill cemetery in Brookfield. Friends may call after 7:30 P.M. tomorrow.
CHILD OF FRANK BARTLETT
Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) August 23, 1893; pg.8; col A
A child of Frank Bartlett, who resides on White Rock avenue, died Monday.
GEORGE HENRY BARTLETT
Source: Milwaukee Journal June 1959
GEORGE H. BARTLETT, 74, farmer and lifelong resident of Pewaukee, died Thursday. He was born 25 December 1881. He was a member of the Oddfellows Lodge.
He is survived by his wife Katherina (nee GARRELS) BARTLETT; a daughter Mrs. Viola STEVENS, Waukesha; step-daughter, Mrs. George DALEY, Mapleton; one son-in-law, five grandchildren and two brothers.
Funeral services will be tomorrow at 2 P.M. at the Yonke Funeral home. The Rev. ROCHMER will officiate. Friends may call after 6 P.M. tonight. Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.
GRACE (Munn) BARTLETT
Source: Newspaper Unknown
Mrs. Grace BARTLETT, widow of Smith Lervey BARTLETT, passed away Wednesday, 10th of December, at her home, at the age of 86 years. She was born March 25, 1844, and came to this country from Sussex, England, at the age of five years, when her folks settled in the township of Sixteen, where she and her parents experienced the Indian Scars. (Said to be a hoax that originated in the vicinity).
Since her marriage 65 years ago, she has lived continuously on the farm north of Pewaukee, which is now operated by her sons, Owen and George.
She is survived by 7 sons. Edwin, of Brookfield, Matthew, of North Dakota, Walter of Dousman, Owen, George, Harvey and Lloyd, of Pewaukee, her husband preceded her in death 17th of August 1917.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 P.M. at the M. E. Church, with burial in Forest Hill Cemetery, Pewaukee.
MRS. JULIA HORN BARTLETT
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, September 10, 1903 | Page 1
After years of patient suffering on Wednesday evening, Sept. 2. Mrs. Julia Horn Bartlett, wife of Frank Bartlett, passed to her heavenly home, in the 48th year of her age. She was he eldest child of Mr. Solomon Horn, and was born in Pewaukee, living here most of her life. She united with the Baptist church when she was sixteen years of age. She loved the church and was a constant attendant to its services and the Sunday school, as long as her health permitted, and was an interested and faithful member until she joined the Church Triumphant.
Her personality was attractive and lovable. During her long illness she did not murmur or complain, but was sustained and cheered by a remarkable faith, courage and hopefulness and has left behind her to her family sweet memories, blessed influences and a noble example. Although she has now passed out of her home and away from the community, the work she has done will not be lost and the memory of her life will not vanish. The withdrawal of her beautiful life from her home leaves a deep shadow there, but they have only blissful memories of her relations with them. Mrs. Bartlett was an invalid and confined to the precincts of her home for many years, but during all that time she was tenderly cared for by a loving, faithful husband, whose devotion through all these years of pain has been loyal and boundless, and by her devoted children. On her last day here she spoke of her departure calmly, bidding farewell to her family and friends and giving them loving words of comfort and advice.
She leaves a husband and six children to mourn their sad bereavement. Roy, who has been in Montana the past year, Maybelle, Clara, Effie, Charlie and Gladys, who is nine years old, and also an aged father, Mr. Solomon Horn, of Pewaukee, a brother, Solomon Horn, Jr., of Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Fred Parker of Chicago and Mrs. R. Lobdell of kee(sic); a brother, Solomon Horn, Jr., of (sic) of friends. The funeral was held from her late residence on Saturday afternoon. The impressive services were conducted by her pastor, the Rev. Joseph Mountain. She was laid to rest in Forest Hill cemetery in the presence of a large assemblage of friends and neighbors.
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, March 18, 1920 | Page 8
Lester, the 2 1/2 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Bartlett, of Pewaukee, died Friday night, after a long illness with influenza, and pneumonia. Besides the parents he is survived by one sister, Marion, and one brother, James. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon with interment at Forest Hill cemetery the Rev. Mr. Schlagenhauf officiating-Hartland News.
Source: Milwaukee Journal Aug 1956
A former Pewaukee resident, Matt BARTLETT, 78, died Wednesday at his home in Makoti, ND. BARTLETT, who was born in Pewaukee and spent his early years here, was a retired farmer. He is survived by four brothers; Walter, Owen, George and Lloyd, all of Pewaukee; nieces and nephews. Private funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 P.M. at the William R. HANSEN funeral home, Pewaukee, with burial at Forest Hill cemetery. The body will be in state Friday after 7 P.M.
Source: Waukesha Freeman Aug 1956
Funeral services were held Saturday for Matt BARTLETT of Makoti, ND at the William R. HANSEN funeral home. Mr. BARTLETT was born in Pewaukee and spent his early years here. He was a retired farmer. He is survived by four brothers; Walter, Owen, George and Lloyd of Pewaukee.
OWEN JOHN BARTLETT
Source: From Waukesha Freeman
OWEN J. BARTLETT, 74, a lifetime farmer in the town of Pewaukee, passed away at his home today. He is survived by three brothers; Walter, George and Lloyd, all of Pewaukee; also nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 P.M. from the William R. HANSEN funeral home, Pewaukee. Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery, Pewaukee. The body will be in state at the funeral home Friday after 2 P.M.
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, August 16, 1917 | Page 5
Smith Bartlett, aged eighty-one years died suddenly at this home one mile northeast of this village on last Wednesday morning. The deceased has been a resident of the vicinity since boyhood and was the owner of one of the finest farms in the neighborhood. He is survived by a wife and eleven children. The funeral was held on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the late residence. Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
WALTER W. BARTLETT
Source: Obituary, Waukesha Freeman Jul 1964
Funeral services for Walter BARTLETT, 83, of 22670 Arcadia Ave., Waukesha, were held Monday at 2 P.M. at the William R. HANSEN Funeral home.
BARTLETT, died Friday, July 24 at the home of his son Emerson, where he was living. Survivors, in addition to Emerson, are son Armin of West Allis; daughter Mrs. Erwin HELLER of South Milwaukee and brother Lloyd of Pewaukee. BARTLETT was born in the town of Pewaukee and lived in this area all his life.
The Rev. Edward T. SOPER, retired Methodist minister, officiated. Burial was in the Forest Hill cemetery, Pewaukee.
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OBITUARY: Menomonee Falls News Jan. 6, 1922
"Grim Reaper Death Brings Sorrow to Family. Young Mother Called. Our community was again saddened and the immediate family sorely bereaved in the untimely taking away of one of our young mothers, when the news reached here that Mrs. Elmore Bast, (nee Elizabeth Minten) died at the St. Joseph’s Hospital, Milwaukee after a short illness, Saturday night Dec. 31. Deceased was the second oldest daughter of Mr. And Mrs. William J. Minten, and was born in the village of Menomonee Falls, Dec. 15, 1893. She was an alumnus of the local high school, graduating in the class of 1912. She was united in marriage to Mr. Elmore Bast, April 15, 1920, of this union one daughter Charlotte, aged one year and her husband survive to mourn her untimely departure. Surviving also are her parents Mr. And Mrs. Wm. J. Minten, five brothers, Arthur, Ben, Anton, Gregory and William Jr. and three sisters, Mrs. Clara Lawson of Gary, Ind., and Agnes and Margaret at home. The funeral services were held Wednesday at 10 o’clock from the William Minten residence to St. Mary’s Church. Rev. A. J. Dentinger officiated. Many neighbors and friends were present to pay their respects to her memory and the many beautiful floral offerings at the parents home evidenced the esteem in which she was held by all who knew her. The deep sympathy of our community goes out to the bereaved family in their affliction. Interment took place at St. Mary’s Cemetery."
ESTHER BAST (NEE FORESTER)
Source: Menomonee Falls News Nov. 18, 1973
Submitted by Lenora/see contributors page
Esther Bast (nee Forster) of Menomonee Falls died Thurs, Nov. 8, at the Sunrise Nursing Home, Mendota, Ill., at the age of 74. She was the wife of Elmore and the mother of Betty (James) Jamison, Mendota, Ill., and Charlotte (Lawrence) Mueller, Menomonee Falls; sister-in-law of Teckla (Fred) Teichen. Also survived by five grandchildren and one great granddaugther. Mrs. Bast was ateller at Farmers & Merchants Bank, Menoonee Falls. She and her husband managed the Sussex office of the bank for many years. Services were held Sun., Nov. 11 at A. A. Schmidt & Sons Funeral Home, Menomonee Falls with Rev. Paul A. Gutknecht officiating. Burial was in the Emmanuel cemetery, Menomonee Falls. The family suggests memorials to Emmanuel Community United Methodist Church or St. Paul's United Church of Christ.
Source: Waukesha Freeman June 1, 1942
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Mrs. Katherine Duckgeischel , 77 died at the home of her daughter, Mary, in Milwaukee, Sunday. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the William R. Hansen Funeral home in Pewaukee with a service at St. Mary's Catholic church. Burial will be in the St. Peter & Paul cemetery. Surviving are five children, Helen, Catherine, Mary, Margaret and Harry; five sisters, Mrs. Mary Dick and Mrs. Josephine Huebner, Waukesha; Mrs. Elizabeth Esser and Mrs. Mrs. Eva Hurtgen, Duplainville; and Mrs. Julia Griswold, Pewaukee; three brothers, William Schmitz at Muskegon, Mich; and Matt and Fred Schmitz of Duplainville. She was born in Duplainville, where she lived until moving to Pewaukee. She made her home in Pewaukee for 17 years and was in Milwaukee only a short time prior to her death.
MRS. AUGUST KEPPEN BATES
Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, January 18, 1917 | Page 5
Sunday evening after a two weeks illness Mrs. August Keppen Bates fell quietly asleep to awake where pain and sufferings are over. Mrs. Bates had been feeling much better during the day and about 6 o'clock when members of the family spoke to her she did not answer. A doctor was summonded but life was extinct. Mrs. Bates, since the death of her husband several years ago, has lived at the old homestead a few miles north of the village near Spring Lake with her son, Herman. She was one of nature's gentlewomen, a good neighbor, a faithful friend and a kind and loving mother. She leaves two sons, Otto and Herman, and one daughter, Mrs. William Kober, of this village; several grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. L. Schultz, Forest Park, Ill, and Mrs. Amelia Seak, Calhoun; three brothers, Charles Keppen, this village, William and Fred of North Prairie. The funeral was held Wednesday at 12:30 from the house, Rev. Mr. Altenbern of the U. & U. church officiating. Mrs. O.E. Smith and Miss Sylvia Smith sang two hymns. Bearers were Charles Rust, William Hause, William Volmer, William Merry, Fred Jacobs, Albert Kaufulde. Interment in Genesee Cemetery.
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, July 25, 1912 | Page 8
North Prairie has suffered the loss of one of its most respected and honored citizens in the death of Mrs. Fanny Baxter on July 19, 1912. She was born in Devonshire, Eng., April 5, 1851. On December 6, 1871, she was married to George Baxter, who died October 19, 1891. To this union four children were born, all of whom survive, namely: George of Mukwonago; John, Mrs. Charles Mitchell and Mrs. Leonard Heintz of North Prairie. Five grandchildren also are living. Mrs. Baxter had been a sufferer for many months, yet she exhibited heroic patience and fortitude. She was a devoted member of the Methodist church and delighted in promoting its welfare and growth. She was also a member of the W. F. M. S. and and earnest worker in the Ladies Aid. One of God's quiet ones, her life shed a heavenly fragrance. As a mother, a Christian and a neighbor, Mrs. Baxter was a model, and her memory will be precious in the coming years.
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, October 29, 1891 | Page 7
The hand of death has again been extended and has taken to his final resting place a kind and loving husband and father-George Baxter. The deceased died very suddenly from heart disease, last Friday morning. The funeral services were conducted by an Episcopal clergyman of Waukesha last Sunday afternoon. The remails were taken to the North Prairie cemetery for interment. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his death.
CHARLES R. BEAUMONT
Waukesha Daily Freeman, Monday, April 26, 1954 | Page 13PEWAUKEE — A farmer in the town of Pewaukee for over half a century, Charles R. Beaumont, 86, died Sunday at his home.
He was a native of Merton and lived on the Pewaukee farm for 58 years.
Surviving are his wife, Bessie; three daughters, Mrs. Fred Alton, Pewaukee, Mrs. Harold Bartlett, Elm Grove, and Mrs. J. B. Keenan, St. Paul, Minn.; one son, Dudley E., Beaumont, town of Pewaukee; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from St. Bartholomew's Episcopal church, Pewaukee, the Rev. Fr. James Delolier officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hill cemetery here. There will be Masonic services at the grave. The body will be in state from 7 p.m. Monday until 11 a.m. Tuesday at the William R. Hansen funeral home, Pewaukee. The body will be at the church, with a closed casket, after 11 a.m.
MRS. EMMA J. BECKER
Waukesha Daily Freeman, Monday, January 07, 1946 | Page 1
Mrs, Emma J. Becker of Pewaukee Is Dead
Mrs. Emma J. Becker, 82, Pewaukee, died Monday after a short illness. She is survived by one son John, of Pewaukee, and two daughters, Mrs. Emma Knuth and Mrs. Lorraine Kasanke, of Pewaukee, besides 18 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 2 p. m. from the William R. Hansen funeral home at Pewaukee with the Rev. Edward T. Soper officiating. Interment will be in the Forest Hill cemetery in Pewaukee.
The body will lie in state at the funeral home after 7 p. m. Tuesday.
MRS. MATHIAS BECKER
Source: submitted by researcher/see contributors page
Menomonee falls News May 9, 1949.
PIONEER WOMAN CALLED BY DEATH.
The death of Mrs. Mathias Becker at her home in this village, Wednesday, May 7th removed from our midst another of the very few remaining pioneers of this section. Deceased was the daughter of John and Christine MENDEN. She was born in Treirs, Germany Dec. 27, 1841. At the age of three years she came to America with her parents in 1884(sic) settling on what is now the Jos. Theine farm near the parish of Fussville. Her life of three quarters of a century was spent in this community. In the year 1862, she was united in marriage to Mathias Michels, he died Dec. 5, 1871 Seven children were born to them of who three are surviving. Frank Michels, Mrs. Hy. J. Roets of Hartford, Wis., and Mrs. Wm. Gessert of the Falls. On Sept 22, 1873 she married Mathias Becker of this union eight children were born, six of whom with her husband survive to mourn the loss of a true wife, a good mother and a kind neighbor. The children are Mrs. August Rott, Mrs. Reinhold Krueger, Mrs. John N. Zimmer, Mrs. Paul Gundrum of Allenton, Wis., Mrs. Peter Becker of Menomonee, and Jacob Becker of Milwaukee and also forty-one grand children. Mr. and Mrs. Becker retired from farming several years ago coming to the village to reside. The last rites for the deceased will be observed Saturday, May 10, at St. Mary's Church at 9:30 o'clock, Rev. A. M. Dentinger officiating. Interment will take place in the church cemetery.
CHRISTINA (UMHOEFER) BECKER
Source: Menomonee Falls News Jan. 15, 1987
Christina Becker (nee Umhoefer) of Menomonee Falls died of natural causes at the Belair Nursing Home Jan. 5 at the age of 91. Mrs. Becker, a homemaker, was born and raised in Menomonee Falls. Her family home now belongs to the Menomonee falls Historical Society.
She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Martin Becker, and by her son, Ardell (Jeanette) Becker. She is survived by her other children. She is also survived by her sisters and brothers; 13 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Church on Jan. 8. Interment was held in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were handled by the A. A. Schmidt and sons Funeral Home.
HELEN L BECKER
Source: Newspaper Unknown
Becker, Helen L., (Nee Howard), d. Oct. 11, 2000 at the age of 92 years. Wife of the late William. Mother of the late Jean Friess. Further survived by grandchildren, great-grand children, great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Source: submitted by researcher/see contributors page
Menomonee Falls News Jan. 13, 1922
The final call came to one of our most respected citizens, Mathias Becker at the home of his daughter Mrs. Reinhold Krueger on Saturday, Jan. 7. He had been ill but a short time. Deceased was aged 82 years ___Mo. and 18 days and is survived by his daughters, Mrs. August Rott, Mrs. Reinhold Krueger, Mrs. John Zimmer, Mrs. Paul Gundrum of Nenno, Wis., sons Peter at home and Jacob of Milwaukee, also step daughters Mrs. Wm. Gessert, Mrs. Hy. Roets of Hartford and Frank Michels of Menomonee. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 9 o'clock from St. Mary's Church, Rev. A. M. Dentinger officiating. Interment took place in the church cemetery.
Source: Menomonee Falls News July 17, 1975
Nicholas Becker of Menomonee Falls died July 15 at the age of 83. He was a husband, father, and a brother. He is also survived by 23 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. He will be in state Thursday from 5-9 p.m at the Schramka- Herrick Funeral Home with funeral services Friday at St. Mary's Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery.
Nicholeos owned the land on which St Mary cemetary and church are located. He gave an 8 grave plot to each of his children and sold the rest to Joseph Schmidt who gave it to St Mary's parish.
ROBERT W. BECKER (Sparky)
Waukesha Freeman, December 29, 2007
Robert W. "Sparky" Becker of Pewaukee was born to eternal life Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007, at age 81.
He was the beloved husband of 53 years to Ivadell (nee Hockett); loving father; proud grandfather; and dear brother. He is further survived by other relatives and many, many friends.
Robert was an avid sportsman, enjoying the outdoors. He was the third generation to be born, raised and live in Pewaukee.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 6:30 p.m. memorial service Sunday, Dec. 30, at Yonke & Son Funeral Home, 205 Prospect Ave., Pewaukee. The Rev. William McBride will be officiating. Private interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Pewaukee.
Yonke & Son Funeral Home, 691-1900, is serving the family.
Source: The Milwaukee Journal, (Milwaukee, WI) March 09, 1892; pg. 2; col E
MRS. BEGGS WILL RECOVER
Waukesha, March 9. - The funeral of Charles F. Beggs, who shot himself Monday, will be held this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the residence of his father-in-law, on Martin street. The Rev. C. W. Camp has been engaged to conduct the services.
Source: The Milwaukee Journal, (Milwaukee, WI) March 09, 1892; pg. 2; col E
This morning Mrs. Tilly Beggs' condition had slowly improved and the chances are strongly in favor of her recovering from the effects of the shots received at the hand of her husband.
The coroner's jury in the case of Charles F. Beggs met yesterday afternoon and adjourned until the 18th in order that they might get Mrs. Beggs' statement in regard to the matter, which she is as yet too weak to give.
ROBERT BEGGS, ESQ.
Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, May 03, 1877 | Page 3
The gentleman whose name appenrs at the head of this paragraph died at his residence in this village on Saturday afternoon of last week, at the age of 56 years. He was an old settler, coming to this country and settling on a farm in Pewaukee twenty-six years ago. Five years later he removed with his family to this village, and was employed in the carpenter shop of Mr. Wm. Blair, where he remained until a few years ago. The funeral was held at the house on Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock. A post-mortem examination of the remains revealed two quite large cancers in the stomach.
Waukesha Daily Freeman, Friday, September 08, 1950 | Page 1
Mrs. Sophie Belling Died at Home here
After a long illness, Mrs. Sophie Belling died today at her home, 918 Linden st. She was 76 years old.
Her husband, August F., survives her with a step son, Ellsworth of Madison, and a brother Charles Wrebe of Hartland. She had lived in Waukesha 21 years.
The Rev. Harry Shiley will conduct services Monday at 2 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran church. Burial will be at North Prairie cemetery. Friends may call at the Erling Larson funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday until 11 a.m. Monday when the body will be taken to the church.
Source: Waukesha Freeman, September 14, 1899 | Page 5
Mrs. Benecke died at her home here [Brookfield] on Wednesday, Sept. 6, after a few hours illness, at the age of 70 years. The funeral was held at the house Saturday forenoon and was largely attended.
Source: Waukesha Freeman, September 14, 1899 | Page 8
Mrs. Friedenstein attended the funeral of her aunt, Mrs. Benecke, at Brookfield on Wednesday.
Source: Waukesha Freeman, June 19, 1913 | Page 1, Col 4
ERNEST BENECKE CALLED BY DEATH
Ernest Benecke, one of the most widely known and highly esteemed residents of this county, died at his home in Brookfield Tuesday after noon at 4 o'clock, after a long illness.
Mr. Benecke was born in Germany in 1846 and when an infant came with his parents to Wisconsin. They settled on the Brookfield farm which has been Ernest's home all his life. His father died when Ernest was ten years old and as he was the only son the care of the family fell prematurely upon his shoulders. That care he discharged most faithfully to his mother and sisters. His mother died in 1899 after forty-two years of widowhood. His three sisters survive him, Misses Sarah and Emma at home, and Mrs. John Hoffman of Brookfield. Mr. Benecke was the embodiment of truth and honor and was one of those kindly, friendly souls welcome among all classes and conflictions of people. A little eccentric in manner, this only added to his popularity. He was beloved by all who knew him and The Freeman force feels keenly stricken in his death. He was for long correspondent for this paper, and his bright, original manner of writing was always appreciated by readers. He was a good friend of The Freeman and The Freeman treasured that friendship. Funeral services will be held at o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the residence, Rev. William Diehm of this city officiating. Interment at Prairie Home cemetery, Waukesha.
HARRIET (BENECKE) HOFFMAN
Source: Waukesha Freeman, October 31, 1918 | Page 8
Mrs. John Hoffman
The death of Mrs. John Hoffman who before her marriage was Miss Hattie(sic) Benecke, occurred Oct 17 at the family home at Brookfield following several years of ill health. Funeral services were conducted on Oct. 20, those at the home being private in accordance with regulations of health authorities. At the grave in Oak Hill cemetery, Brookfield, a short public service was held.
Mrs. Hoffman's parents came from Germany in the 40's and became respected pioneers of the Brookfield community which had continuously remained the family home. With the passing of Mrs. Hoffman only two of the Benecke family remain, the Misses Sarah and Emma. The deceased leaves also five adult children: Arthur Hoffman, Milwaukee; Arthur, Harry and Viola, Brookfield; and Harold, who is a member of the 107th Field Signal battalion and has been in France since last February.
CAPT. ANDREW S. BENNETT
Source: From Wisconsin Historical Collection V. 8, p 472
Capt. Andrew S. Bennett, of the U.S. Army was killed in a fight with hostile Indians near Clark's Fork of the Yellowstone, September 4th (1876), in the vigor of his life. In April, 1861, he was the first man to enlist in Waukesha County, when he was chosen second lieutenant in the Fifth Wisconsin Regiment, and was subsequently adjutant, sharing in the action at Williamsburg, the six battles before Richmond, Antietam, Gettysburg, and the battles of the Wilderness. In 1866, he filled a position in the secretary of state's office, and in the spring of 1867 was appointed a first lieutenant in the regular army, rising to a captaincy, and rendering much meritorious service on the frontier. He was a brother-in-law of Hon. H.D. Barron.
FRED S. BENNETT
Waukesha Daily Freeman, Tuesday, July 22, 1924 | Page 2
The remains of Fred S. Bennett, former resident of this village, who passed away in Milwaukee on July 13, were brought her for burial on July 16. He was 69 years of age and is survived by two daughters, Mrs. W. B. Appleby, of Pine Bluffs, Ark., and Miss Ethel Bennett of Milwaukee. The pallbearers were Messrs. Gates, Hintz, McDowell, Duckgeishel, Frank Scholl, and Herman Hoepp all of this village. Interment was in Forest Hill cemetery.
MRS. HARRIET ELIZA BENNETT
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, November 24, 1910 | Page 5Death of Mrs. Bennett
Well Known Pewaukee lady Passes Away, After Long Illness
Pewaukee-November 22, Mrs. Harriet Eliza Bennett died at her home on Sussex street Tuesday, November 15, after an illness of five months, in the fifty-fifth year of her age.
The deceased was born in Richmond, Ill., where she spent her early life, was married in 1877 to Frederic S. Bennett and came to Pewaukee in 1889. The surviving members of the family are the husband, F.S. Bennett, two daughters and one son; Mrs. W.B. Appleby, Beloit, Frank N. Bennett, Elba, and MIss Ethel Bennett of Pewaukee. Besides these, her mother Mrs. Maria Bogart, a sister, Mrs. H. B. Chevillon, both of Richmond, Ill., and a brother, Samuel L. Bogart, of Chicago, were at the beside at the time of her death.
Mrs. Bennett was a genial, pleasant disposition, and made many friends, but her chief virtues were for the home, where she was devotedly loved and will be sadly missed.
The funeral took place at the M.E. church Thursday afternoon, Rev. A.L. Tucker officiating.
The pall bearers were messrs S. E. McDowell, Wm. Jones, Jens Larson, R.O.. Lobdell, M. Parsons, J.B. Weaver.
The ladies of the Royal Neighborhood of which the deceased was an enthusiastic member, marched in the procession to Forest Hill cemetery where the interment took place.
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, July 28, 1921 | Page 2
The friends of Mrs. Ray Bennett of Pewaukee were sorry to learn of her recent bereavement and sorrow in the loss of her husband. Mrs. Bennett is very well known throughout this neighborhood, having taught the Jerusalem and other schools here. All extend to her their sympathy in her great sorrow.
CHARLES J. BENTE
Source: Waukesha Freeman Aug 26 1909
Sent in by a researcher/see contributors page
Dies by Own Hands
Charles J Bente of Delafield
Demented for some years
Walks Ten Miles at night to Nemabin Mills , made Hangmans noose and so died
So determined to die that when the rope with which he hanged himself was not long enough to allow his feet to swing free from the floor, he bent his knees and so struggled slowley to death. Charles J Bente a highly esteemed resident of Delefield ended his life Monday night, in the Nebahmin Mills in Delefield Monday night.
Bente was determined and had once before attempted suicide, being prevented by his wife. The neighbors had remonstraded with her on the dangers of permitting her husband to be free from restraint, but she was unwilling to have him taken away. Sunday Mr and Mrs Bente had went to the home of her parents near Golden Lake. In the night Bente arose from his bed, walked to Delefield, perhaps 10 miles, went into the shed of the mill and there made prepartions for death. On a card in his pocket he wrote "Good Bye All". He took off his shirt and hung it on the wall. He put on his coat and vest, procurred a rope, made a regular hangmans noose, slipped it over his head and flung it over a rafter. Then he bent his knees and so died. The miller found him hanging there in the morning.
Bente was 38 years old and had had resided all his life in Delefield and had many friends. He ran a creamery at Delefield for many years. Coroner Hill was called but decided an inquest was unnecessary."Not one man in ten thousand knows how to make a hangmans noose as Bente made it" said Coroner Hill.
Source: Unknown Newspaper
Sent in by a researcher/see contributors page
Mrs Clara L Bente (Clara Louise Franzen)
Oconomowoc - Mrs Clara L (Lula) Bente, 85, of Shorehaven, formerly of the town of Summit, died Monday at Shorehaven after a long illness.
She was born in Chicago and was the widow of George W Bente. She was a member of St John's Lutheran Church, Golden Lake. She was a charter member and past president of the Ladies Aid of the church.
Surviving is a son James of Oconomowoc.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St John's Lutheran Church, with the Rev. G. W Zuberbier officiating. Burial will be in the Summit Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Notbohm Funeral Home after 4 p.m. today and at the Church Wednesday at 1 p.m.
Clara died Nov 24 1969.
ELLSWORTH H. BENTE
Source: Unknown Newspaper
Sent in by a researcher/see contributors page
Oconomowoc - Ellsworth H Bente, 75, of 704 Thackeray Trail, died Friday at Memorial Hospital at Oconomowoc.He was a lifelong Oconomowoc area resident and a former truck driver for the Oconomowoc Family Laundry and the Behrent and Leard Dry Cleaners. At one time he worked for the Lyke Furniture Store and St John's Military Acadamy in Delafield. He also ran a furniture upholstry store in his home on Golden Lake where he once lived. He was a member of Dr Martin Luther Church.
He is survived by wife Frieda; son Ross J of Oconomowoc; sisters Evelyn Bubeck of Los Angeles and Florence Gonzalez of Hemet California
Services were held today at Dr Martin Luther Church; Burial was in Summit Cemetery. the family suggests memorials to the church of the Emphysema Association. Notbohn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
This obituary was in an Unknown newspaper Sept 9 1985
HARVEY E. BENTE
Source: Unknown Newspaper printed June 6 1985
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Harvey E Bente
Nashotah - Harvey E Bente, 65, of W330-N6147 Hasslinger Dr, died Tuesday at Memorial hospital at Oconomowoc of an apparent heart attack.
He lived in the area most of his life. In 1979, he retired after working 37 years for the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co in Milwaukee. He was a member of the Brewery Workers Local 9 and St John's Lutheran Church in Golden Lake.
He is survived by wife Lucille.
Services will be 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Pagenkopf Funeral Home in Oconomowoc. Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday at St Johns Lutheran.
Bequest, Cynthia M., (Nee Beskidniak), d. April 22, 2002, age 39 years. Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister, Aunt. Mass at St. James Congregation, W220 N6570 Townline Rd., Menomonee Falls.
ELOISE "PAT" BERG
Source: Waukesha Freeman (WI) - October 8, 2005
Eloise "Pat" Berg of Oconomowoc died Friday, Oct. 7, 2005, at Shorehaven Health & Rehabilitation Center at age 89. Eloise was born in the town of Grover on March 31, 1916, the daughter of Herman and Alvina Lange.
Elosie and her husband Henry were married July 5, 1936. She was employed at Brach's Candy Co. in Chicago before moving to the town of Genesee where she and Henry owned Genesee Floral. She returned to Chicago and retired from Arvey Corp. Eloise was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Eloise will be sadly missed by her daughters; 12 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; her brother; and nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Eloise was preceded in death by her husband; her son, Edwin; two grandsons; and 14 brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Visitation continues from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service Monday, Oct. 10, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1052 Whiterock Ave., Waukesha. Burial will take place immediately following the service at Genesee Cemetery.
Memorials in Eloise's name may be directed to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church; the Wisconsin Parkinson Foundation, Aurora Sinai Medical Center, 945 N. 12th St., Suite 4602, Milwaukee, WI 53233; or Shorehaven Health & Rehabilitation Center, 1305 W. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc, WI 53066.
For more information, call Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
NOTE: The obituary for George Bergerson was found in the Waukesha Co. Obituary Index book. It listed him as F. Burtleson who died in N. Dakota. I took a chance and checked it out and THERE IT WAS. Before this nothing was known about Jennie's father or even that she had a brother. Sent in by a researcher/see contributors page.
Source: Oconomowoc Enterprise Jan. 21, 1916
Alderley-The news of the death of George Bergerson was received here Thursday evening. His death occurred at the home of his son, William at Madison, S.D., where he had gone for a visit three weeks ago. Mr. Bergerson was born in Christiana, Norway, seventy-two years ago. Funeral services were held Monday at Pewaukee.
Source: Oconomowoc Enterprise Jan. 28, 1916
Alderly-George Bergerson, aged 69 years who died Jan. 13 at the home of his son, William, at Madison, S.D. while visiting there had made his home for a number of years with his sister, Mrs. E. Hanson. He was a mason by trade, and although he was a great sufferer from rheumatism, he was always willing to lend a helping hand wherever needed, and always seemed contented and happy. He is survived by one daughter and two sons, Mrs. Henry Weber of Menomonee Falls; William of Madison, S.D. and the other son's whereabouts are unknown. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. E. Hanson of this place. His body was brought to the home of his daughter on Saturday, where funeral services took place Monday afternoon with burial at Pewaukee.
The Daily Leader - Madison, South Dakota Friday, Jan. 14, 1916
"DIES OF PNEUMONIA. George E. Bergerson COMES FOR A VISIT AND SUCCUMBS AT HOME OF SON. Coming here from Pewaukee, Wis. To spend the Christmas holidays at the home of a son, George E. Bergerson, aged 69 years, died yesterday afternoon, of pneumonia. It is thought that Mr. Bergerson caught cold in making the trip to Madison. He was sick several days with grippe at the home of his son, A. W. (Sic) Bergerson, three miles south of the city, before pneumonia set in. He was a retired railway man. The body was shipped this morning to Pewaukee by the E. L. Peck undertaking establishment, and the remains were accompanied by A. W. Bergerson.
Waukesha Freeman, Jan 20, 1916
GENESEE DEPOT -- Mrs. Casper Olson attended the funeral of her brother-in-law, George Burgeson(sic), on Monday. Mr. Burgeson was a former resident of Genesee and known here as "Mike" Burgeson. Of late years he resided with his son in South Dakota, where his death occurred last week. The body was brought to the home of his daugther, Jennie, at Templeton where the funeral was held Monday. Interment in Pewaukee cemetery.
OBITUARY: Oconomowoc Enterprise Jan. 21, 1916 "Alderley-The news of the death of George Bergerson was received here Thursday evening. His death occurred at the home of his son, William at Madison, S.D., where he had gone for a visit three weeks ago. Mr. Bergerson was born in Christiana, Norway, seventy-two years ago. Funeral services were held Monday at Pewaukee."
OBITUARY: Oconomowoc Enterprise Jan. 28, 1916 "Alderly-George Bergerson, aged 69 years who died Jan. 13 at the home of his son, William, at Madison, S.D. while visiting there had made his home for a number of years with his sister, Mrs. E. Hanson. He was a mason by trade, and although he was a great sufferer from rheumatism, he was always willing to lend a helping hand wherever needed, and always seemed contented and happy. He is survived by one daughter and two sons, Mrs. Henry Weber of Menomonee Falls; William of Madison, S.D. and the other son's whereabouts are unknown. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. E. Hanson of this place. His body was broght to the home of his daughter on Saturday, where funeral services took place Monday afternoon with burial at Pewaukee."
The quest for the "Bergeson" family was finally solved when the Waukesha County Genealogical Society published an Index to the Waukesha Freeman in 1996. In there
it gave the issue in which his obituary appeared. For many years questions were asked of Jennie Bergeson Weber's children, Clyde, Robert and Roy Weber. It was also stated that the name was "Burgeson". Since Jennie had died when the boys were young not much was remembered. It was known that Jennie was raised by the Sayles family, but it was said that she was not related to them. In the 1900 Town of Genesee Census Jennie Bergerson is living with the S. W. Sayles family and is listed as a niece. Since Mr. Sayles wife, Mary's maiden name was Olson and Jennie's mother "Anna's" maiden name was Olson this lead to Jennie's mother, Anna Olson's family.
George Bergerson was located on a 1905 Town of Genesee census living with Casper Olson family. But George Bergeson was still a mystery until the Waukeshe Freeman Index came out. Robert Weber thought he remembered a picture of an old man with a beard holding Clyde Weber when he was a baby. Robert's wife, Jane thought she remembered "Kate" Wick Weber, second wife of Henry, saying there was a brother who was a "wanderer".
In the obituary of George Bergerson it said he died in Madison, South Dakota. On the Phone CD there was a list of Bergerson families and Mrs. Norman Bergerson was called and gave the number of her sister-in-law, Bernice Bergerson Oltman who was called. Bernice said yes she had a father, William who was born in Wisconsin. His father was George Bergerson who lived with them for a short time.
When the name Jennie was mentioned Bernice said that her father, William had a sister Jennie and when the name Weber was mentioned it was confirmed that William's sister, Jennie was married to a Weber. It was then mentioned that Jennie had 3 sons, Clyde, Robert and Roy. Bernice then said she had a picture of Clyde and Robert. She also had a picture of Jennie. When the picture of Clyde and Robert was sent it was the duplicate of one in the Weber family album.
One of Jennie's "lost brothers" was now found. The other brother has not been located at this time. Also in the obituary of George Bergerson it mentioned a sister, Mrs. Engelbert Hanson of Alderly, Wisconsin. A search was made and descendants of Anna Bergersdatter were located.
ROBERT E. BERGLES
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, December 10, 2007
Bergles, Robert E. Of Pewaukee. Was called to his heavenly home to join his wife, Theresa on December 6, 2007 at the age of 80 years.
Survived by son and sisters. Further survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A life long resident of Pewaukee, WWII veteran and prior manager of VFW Post 9537.
A special thank you to the nurses and aides at River Hills West Care Center and Aurora Visiting Nurse Association for their loving care.
FUNERAL SERVICES 11:00 AM, Tuesday, Dec. 11 at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, W240 N3103 Pewaukee Rd., Pewaukee. (Hwy. 164 south of Capitol Dr.). Visitation from 9:00 AM until time of service at church. Memorials in Robert's name to Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church building fund would be greatly appreciated by the family. Private interment Forest Hill Cemetery, Pewaukee. Yonke & Son Funeral Home 205 Prospect Ave. Pewaukee 262-691-1900
Waukesha Daily Freeman, Friday, July 14, 1950 | Page 2
Funeral services for Thomas Betts will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m at the Eagle Methodist church with burial at Oak Ridge cemetery at Eagle.
Betts, who was crushed by his tractor on his farm south of Eagle Wednesday, is survived by his widow Mamie, two daughters, Mrs. Vivian Baker of Eagle and Mrs. Lillian Stanisch, Waukesha route 1, two sons, Lt. Fremon of Oklahoma and Don of Troy Center, and two sisters, Mrs. Avice Steinike of Madison and Mrs. Alice Burden of Milwaukee.
Friends may call after 2 p m today at the Mealey funeral home in Eagle.
Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, November 14, 1901 | Page 4
On Friday last Charles Brown a colored man, an ex-union soldier of the city, died at his home on Pleasant street. He had suffered for some time from a peculiar affliction. Many months ago a malignant growth causing his death. He underwent several surgical operations to no avail and recently a consulation of physicians was held and it was decided that nothing could be done for him. Mr. Brown fought in the Civil war and was personally acquainted with President McKinley. He was a member of the Eleventh United States infantry. He was 58 years of age and is survived by a wife and daughter. The funeral was held at two o'clock Sunday afternoon from the residence, the Rev I J. Cory officiating.