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Waukesha Daily Freeman, Monday, October 26, 1953 | Page 11

Pewaukee Woman

Dies at Local Hospital Mrs. Bertha Eales, 46, died Sunday at the Waukesha Memorial hospital, after having been ill in he hospital for a month. She was born Jan. 18, 1907 at Lannon.

She is survived by her husband Herbert, town of Pewaukee; two daughters, Mrs. Donald White, Milwaukee and Jean at home, one son Sgt. Allen Eales, Fort Lawton, Seattle, Wash, and two grandchildren. Also surviving are four sisters, Mrs. August Goralske, Mrs. Lloyd Eales and Mrs. Harold Henrikson all of Pewaukee and Mrs. Oliver Kallia, Lannon;1 seven brothers, William Skebba.j Charles Skebba, Herman Skebba,' Fred Skebba, Walter Skebba and Arthur Skebba, all of Waukesha and Adolph Skebba, Pewaukee.

The funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Erling Larsen funeral home with the Rev. George Beiderweiden officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery, Pewaukee. Friends •may call after 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, October 20, 1921 | Page 7

The whole community was shocked last Saturday morning to hear of the sudden death of Henry H. Earle, who passed away at his home in Dousman, from heart failure. Mr. Earle formerly owned a farm near Eagle which he sold and thereafter moved with his family to Dousman a few yeas ago. Mr. Earle was much interested in church and Sunday school work all of his life, was a member of the Dousman Masonic lodge and was interested in all public welfare movements. The funeral was held from the Dousman Congregational church Monday afternoon, the Masonic order having charge. Rev. Dr. W.W. Perry of Milwaukee and Rev. Mr. Joes of Dousman spoke. The deceased is mourned by his wife and daughter at home. Mrs. Charles Cole Dousman and three sons. Interment was at the Eagle cemetery.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Friday, February 04, 1949 | Page 1

'Central' Dies at Dousman

Dousman's "Central" for nearly a generation, Miss Ruby Earle, 57, died yesterday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Charles Cole. She had been ill for more than a year.

Miss Earle had been with the Northwest Telephone Co. for almost 25 years, and was, chief operator at the Dousman exchange for 20 years. She was born in the town of Eagle but lived most of her life in Dousman.

Miss Earle was a member of the Dousman Congregational church and of the Dousman chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.  Her mother, who will be 95 in April, survives her, as, do her sister, Mrs. Cole, and two brothers, Elmer, of Waukesha, and Harley, of La Grange, Wis. She was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Howard.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. from the Charles Cole residence and at 2 p.m. at the Dousman Congregational church. Burial will  be in Oak Ridge cemetery, Eagle.

Friends may call at the residence after 5 p.m. today.



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, July 11, 1918 | Page 8

On Sunday morning, last, at 4 0.clock, at his home in the village of Eagle, occurred the death of Mr. H. B. Edwards, at the age of 56 years.  The funeral was held on Wednesday at 3 o'clock P.M. and interment was at Oak Ridge cemetery.

Mr. Edwards was a native of East Troy, and had many friends throughout Waukesha and Walworth counties.  He leaves surviving his widow, Mrs. Luella Parks Edwards, for whom the sincerest sympathy is felt by a wide circle of friends.  Mr. Edwards leaves surviving also a sister Mrs. Kestol of Whitewater.



Source: Milwaukee Journal Publication Date: August 27, 2000
Submitted by Researcher/see contributors page

(Nee Weber) Age 89 years, of Sussex. Fri., Aug. 25, 2000. Beloved wife of the late Raymond Egan. Stepmother of 4. Sister. Further survived by 11 nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Mon., 7 PM at Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, N35 W23360 Capitol Dr., Pewaukee. Visitation at the church from 5 PM until the time of the Mass. Private burial at SS Peter and Paul Church Cemetery, Duplainville.



Source: Waukesha County Democrat, on file with the State Historical Society, Madison
6 May 1882

Chauncey Webber Eldridge, of acute rheumatism, in the state of New Jersey while attending school, in his 16th year, only son of Stuart and Frank (Heath) Eldridge. Parents are in Japan. Remains were brought to Waukesha by Mr. Heath, the grandfather.



Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel Sunday April 17, 1892 pg. 2; Issue 27; col B

OCONOMOWOC, Wis., April 16-The funeral of the late H. Lloyd Edgerton, whose remains were brought to this place from Phoenix, Arizona, took place to-day.



Source: The Milwaukee Journal, (Milwaukee, WI) September 25, 1893; pg. 3; col B

Mrs. Thomas Edwards of Pewaukee, aged 85 years, died last night. Deceased was one of Waukesha's old settlers and was respected by all. Funeral from the late home Wednesday at 10 a. m.



Source: OBITUARY: Menomonee Falls News March 17, 1922

CHARLES H. EHLEY - WELL KNOWN CITIZEN, SUFFERS STROKE. The community was greatly shocked when on last Friday afternoon, it was announced that Charles H. Ehley had suffered a stroke, and was found lifeless in the roadway as his team of horses were opposite the gates of the Sugar Company's yard. He had a load of sawdust and was on his way home when the fatality came, evidently he must have been rendered helpless while on the seat of the wagon, and the team was headed towards the Depot on East Water ST. He loaded the sawdust himself and may have been over exerted. His little grandson was on the wagon with him, and barely escaped serious injury when the team began to run away. Henry Umhoefer was the first to reach the prostrate form and with the help of others took him to the scale house where he expired before medical aid could help him.

Deceased was 55 years 5 months and 3 days old. He was raised in the town of Mequon, Ozaukee County, and has been a resident of Menomonee several years, during which time he served the town as Supervisor.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ehley (nee Maus) his daughters, Mrs. Jac Hackbarth of North Milwaukee, Mrs. Fred Duehring of Granville, Miss Paula at home and sons, William of Menomonee Falls, Harry of Granville and Allen (?) And George of Monches.

The funeral services were held Tuesday from the residence, Rev. A. C. Ludwig officiating to St. Mary's Cemetery where Rev. A. M. Dentinger officiated



Source: Paper Unknown June 22, 2006

Ehley, Charles M. of Germantown. June 20, 2006. Age 72 years. Former husband, loving father, dear brother. Further survived by 20 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, his special friend Sue Anderson and her daughters, other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held Sat., June 24 at 1:30 PM AT THE FUNERAL HOME. Burial St. Mary's Cemetery. The family will greet friends Sat., 11:30 AM until time of the Service. Memorials to the Down's Syndrome Association or the RP Association (Foundation for Fighting Blindness).

The Ehley family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Fredrico Sanchez, the oncology staff at Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Horizon Home Care Services and his friends at Becker Manor.

Charles was a partner in Ehley & Kohl Masonry business.



Source: Paper unknown Publication Date: September 28, 2005

Ehley, Martha E. Age 95, went home to her husband and daughter on Sept 26, 2005. Loving mother, loving grandmother of 54, great-grand-mother of 103 and great-great-grandmother of 18. Further survived by other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles, a daughter Geraldine (late Emil), and her brothers and sisters. Martha loved her family and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Visitation will be Thurs., Sept 29 from 4 to 7 PM at the FUNERAL HOME. Funeral Services will be on Friday, Sept 30 at 9:15 AM from the FUNERAL HOME to St. Mary's Catholic Church, N89 W16297 Cleveland Ave., Menomonee Falls for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM. Burial to follow at St. Mary's Church Cemetery. A special thank you to the staff at Linden Grove for their loving care that they gave to Martha.



Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) December 24, 1892; pg. 6; col A

Mrs. Lawrence Eitlemeir died at her home in this village to-day, aged 40 years, of consumption. She leaves a husband and two small children.



Waukesha Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Friday, December 09, 1927 | Page 2

Prominent Farm Employee Dies

Joe Elmo, about 50, an employee for 15 years on the Pleasant Valley farm in Genesee town, died yesterday afternoon from a stroke of apoplexy, according to Coroner John Schaeffel who is attempting to determine today whether or not the deceased has any relatives.

While at work in the barn, according to the coroner, the farm hand fell over dead.

One uncle, "Oswald Barbier, is reported to be living in Oshkosh while another relative in Chicago named Huncle is said to exist.  The county officer is attempting to locate them and notify tem of the man's death.

Waukesha Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Monday, December 19, 1927 | Page 3

Funeral services for Joe Elmo who died at the Pleasant Valley farm, Dec. 8, will be held Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 10:00 a.m. from the Congregational church at Genesee, the Rev. Mr. Graf officiating, burial will be at Genesee cemetery.



Waukesha Freeman (WI) - May 23, 2002

ELKHORN - Kevin D. Elwood, 45, of East Troy, died Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at Elkhorn Lakeview Hospital. He was born in Rice Lake on Feb. 14, 1957, to Maurice B. and Lois A. (nee Johnson) Elwood. He graduated from Waukesha North High School in 1975. Kevin enjoyed hunting and fishing up north. He truly enjoyed his work and fellow workers at Generac. The family wishes to thank everyone who helped him during his illness.

He will be sadly missed by his children. He was the beloved son of Lois Elwood of Waukesha; proud grandfather; dear brother. He is further survived by his former wife; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Friday, May 24, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Private graveside services will be held at a later date at Genesee Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested.



Source: Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, November 01, 1888 | Page 1

At the home of his sister, in Oconomowoc, on Friday, October 26th, Elias Ely aged 50 years.



Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) February 27, 1892; pg. 5; col C

Geo. Elliott, an old gentleman living at Sussex, Wis., died of heart disease to-day.



Source: Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, October 26, 1905 | Page 8

The sad death of Mrs. Minnie Eliott, wife of Michigan Elliott, occurred at her home in Sussex, last week, and funeral services were held Wednesday. Mrs. Elliott had been i11 for several weeks and the most competent medical aid was summoned to her relief, but without avail. Only about six month's ago she was married to Mr. Elliott. A large concourse of friends was in attendance at the funeral and the beautiful floral offerings by the different organizations of which she and Mr. Elliott were members testify to the high regard in which she was held.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Wednesday, April 11, 1923 | Page 2

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hamilton, Deer Lodge, Mont. arrived here April 3 in time to attend the funeral services of the latter's mother, Mrs. Florence Ely, who was buried in Forest Hill cemetery, Tuesday, April 3. The Rev. M. Neff officiated.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Monday, May 24, 1954 | Page 2

PEWAUKEE - A long-time Pewaukee resident, Mrs. Anna Emmons, 79, died at Waukesha Memorial hospital Sunday.

She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Minnie Pfiefer, Tiffin, 0., nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p m. at the William R Hansen funeral home, Pewaukee, the Rev. Edward T. Soper officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery, Pewaukee. The body will be in state Tuesday after 2 p.m.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Tuesday, July 29, 1947 | Page 8

Harry B. Emmons, Pewaukee painter, died Sunday.  He was 78.

Surviving are his wife, Anna; a brother, Bert, of Colorado Springs; one sister Ida Hayes, Gettysburg, S.D.; and a stepsister, Mrs. Bertha Schlaeyer, Chicago.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the William R. Hansen funeral home, Pewaukee.  The Rev. E.T. Soper of the Methodist church will officiate, and burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.



Source: Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, November 17, 1892 | Page 1


The Old Republican Leader Gone to Rest.
Sketch of His Life and His Work.

Another pioneer of Waukesha has gone to his long rest. The ranks of the sturdy old men who gave form and character to the community are again depleted. In the death of Capt. Elihu Enos, which occurred on Sunday last at 10:30 a. m. at the Sanitarium, the state has lost a good citizen and this town an intelligent, enterprising friend. The funeral occurred yesterday and was under the direction of the Masonic fraternity.

His cause of death as ascertained in a post mortem examination was chronic mtritis (sic). As most of the friends of the deceased are aware he has long been an invalid and during two years past he has appeared several times to be sick unto death, though each time, until the last attack, he rallied sufficiently to get about. Yet his gradual decline was observed with sadness, and now that death has i done its work those who esteemed and loved him sorrowfully bow to the Divine will.

Capt. Enos was a native of Fulton county. N. Y., being born Jan. 9, 1824 and a graduate of the Normal School at Albany. He finished his work there in 1847; full of youthful hope he at once turned his steps to the new and growing west, and before the year had departed he made his way to Milwaukee with the purpose of establishing a school.  Soon, however, he was turned from this purpose and in company with Prof. Sterling, later of the Whitewater Normal School, came to this town and organized the Classical Normal School of Waukesha, which he took the management of during the first year.  At the close of that period in 1848, he was appointed postmaster here and continued as such for four years.  In 1853 he moved to his farm in the town of Pewaukee, returning here in 1873, but during the period to the commencement of the civil war followed the bent of his mind which naturally led him into educational fields; at the same time he took a deep interest in the Republican party and became a local leader of prominence, and after the war gained a state wide reputation as an astute party manager.  He was frequently called into the councils of the Republican state committee and served eight years as a member of the national committee.

In 1854 he was elected town superintendent of schools, and held the position of schools, and held the position for three years.  He always took a deep interest in educational questions and shaped in a measure legislative action with regard to public schools. In 1861, under the then newly adopted system, he was chosen county school superintendent. He never finished the term, however, as in August, 1862, on a Sunday when a great war meeting was held in Waukesha, he enrolled his name as a soldier and with his well-known zeal began raising a company for the Twenty-eighth regiment.  He was elected captain of the Company G, as soon as it was organized.  With a portion of his company he left for the South in Jan. 1862.  He was on detached duty as quartermaster of brigade and afterward as division quartermaster, in which position he served until discharged because of physical disability, leaving the service in January, 1864.

After reaching home he was elected as a supervisor in Pewaukee and in 1872 was again appointed postmaster here and served 14 years.  The last active political labors of Capt. Enos were performed four years ago when he entered act[cut off] into the campaign in the [cut off]...He aided [cut off] of Matt Carpen[cut off] securing assem[cut off] him.  [large section cut off]

on Capt. Enos held was inspector of the Union School district, in the affairs of which he took great pride, giving much attention to them, not withstanding his failing health.  Capt. Enos had always taken a keen interest in dairy farming and had collected one of the finest herd of Jersey cattle in Wisconsin.  His death takes away one who has always held the confidence and esteem of his acquaintances, and his place in the hearts of Waukesha county people cannot be filled. He will be greatly missed from the circles in which he was most identified.  

Capt. Enos  was married in June, 1851. in this village to Miss Frances H. Blake, daughter of  Commodore Blake, a prominent lake captain.  Mrs. Enos survives her husband.  Capt. Enos was a member of the Waukesha Lodge, F. and A. M., and a Past Master; of Waukesha Chapter, R. A. M., and of the Wisconsin Commandery, K. T., of Milwaukee. He was also a member of the I. O. O. F. lodge.

At the funeral services on Wednesday there was a very large attendance, including a number of Capt. Enos' old friends from Milwaukee. Solemn and impressive services were conducted by the Masons. Rev. P. S. Everett made an appropriate address and H. S. Hughes sang. A long procession followed the remains to their last resting place in Prairie Home cemetery.



Published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Feb 1, 2007 - Feb 2, 2007

Erdman, Mary Frances (Nee Wahl) Loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Of Menomonee Falls. Passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2007 in St. Paul, Minnesota at the age of 87 years. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Delbert and son, Thomas. Also survived by 8 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, February 3 at ST. MARY PARISH (Menomonee Falls) at 11 AM with Visitation at church only from 9:30 AM until the time of Mass. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. Memorials suggested to Presbyterian Homes of Arden Hills or Alzheimer's Association. Schramka-Herrick Funeral Home Menomonee Falls (262)251-0330



Waukesha Freeman, March 01, 1906, Page 5
Submitted by Lenora/see contributors page

Extraordinary Accident at Menomonee Falls Proves Fatal to Victim.

Menomonee Falls, February 27

Arthur Erdman, who was hurled about a shaft, at the Wisconsin Sugar Co's factory a week ago Saturday, died Sunday morning at 9:30 o'clock. After he had been given up a week ago, he suddenly revived and seemed to be on the road to recovery, but on Thursday he suffered a relapse and the end came Sunday, while members of his family were gathered at his bedside. Arthur is survived by four brothers, all of whom reside here but one who is on the police force in Milwaukee, three sisters and his mother. His father was killed some years ago by being stabbed. The deceased was laid to rest in the Lutheran cemetery, here, Wednesday afternoon. His is the second death which has occurred on account of injuries received at the sugar factory but in neither case was the company in any way at fault.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Friday, August 15, 1952 | Page 11

Alan W. Ernst, a retired Pewaukee mail carrier, died at Waukesha Memorial hospital, Thursday.  The 71-year-old man had carried mail from the Pewaukee depot to the post office for 25 years.  He retired two years ago.

Ernst was a member of the Oddfellows lodge.  He is survived by two step-sons, Arthur Stevens of California, and Joseph Stevens of Milwaukee.

The Rev. Edward T. Soper will offiate at the funeral Saturay at 2 p.m. at the William r. Hansen funeral home in Pewaukee. Burial will be at Forest Hill cemetery in Pewaukee.  The body is in state today.



Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, March 23, 1899 | Page 8

EREEDGE.—Mrs. Henry Erredge died at her home in Genesee Sunday morning, March 12 at ten o'clock. On the Friday preceding she suffered a paralytic stroke which resulted in her death. Mary E. Paul was born in 1828 at Carry Mallette. Somersetshire, England.  When 13 years of age in 1841 she came to America with her parents who lived in New York state for about a year. and in 1843 came to Genesee. With the exception of four years spent in Waukesha, four years at Lake Five and the one year mentioned before in New York State, her life in this country had been passed in Genesee. For the past forty years she had lived there continuously. She was married in 1851 to Henry Erredge and of this union one child was born. George H Erredge, who survives and is in business at Janesviile at the present time.

Before leaving England Mary Paul was confirmed and became a member of the church of England and she continued loyal to that church throughout her life. In her death another old settler is removed, the second of the family to pass away within about seven months. The esteem and repect with which she was held by all who knew her was made manifest by the unusually large attendance at the funeral on the 14th day of March. Interment was made in tbe familv vault in the Genesee cemetery.



Source: The Milwaukee Journal, (Milwaukee, WI) [February 08, 1898]; col B

Waukesha Death of Vincent Ertlemeyer

WAUKESHA, Wis., Feb. 8 - The death of Vincent Ertlemeyer, a prominent young man of this city, occurred last evening at his home on Arcadian avenue. He had been failing for some time, and several months ago he went to New Mexico in hopes of regaining his health. Last week he returned to Waukesha without any material change as regards his physical condition. The deceased was 82 years of age, and resided in Waukesha all his life. The funeral will take place from St. Joseph's Catholic church Thursday morning at 9 o'clock.



Source: Waukesha Daily Freeman, Waukesha, Wisconsin, Thursday, 15 Nov 1951
Submitted by Researcher/see contributors page

Albert Esser, 83, was born, lived all his life, and died this morning at the farm in Duplainville which his father, the late Fred Esser, bought as a homestead from the government many years ago. He was born June 19, 1868. Esser is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; five sons, Fred and Joseph of Genesee, Albert of Mapleton, and Paul and Andrew of Waukesha, three daughters, Mrs. Louise Burrichter of Wales, Mrs. Margaret Peter of Waukesha and Mrs. Martha Rose of Muckwonago; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The funeral will be Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from the Lyle-Tuschen funeral home to Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic church at Duplainville at 9 a.m. Interment will be at the church cemetery...



Source: Waukesha Daily Freeman, Saturday, October 25, 1952
Submitted by Researcher/see contributors page

Mrs. Elizabeth Esser, 77, of Waukesha route 5, died today at Waukesha Memorial hospital after a six weeks illness. A life long resident of Waukesha county, Mrs. Esser was a member of St. Mary's parish, Waukesha and a member of the Christian Mothers society. She is survived by five sons Paul, Andrew and Fred of Waukesha, Joseph of Genesee and Albert, of Mapleton; three daughters, Mrs. Louise Burrichter, of Wales; Mrs. Margaret Peter, of Waukesha and Mrs. Martha Rose, of Mukwanago; one brother Fred Schmitz, of Duplainville and three sisters, Mary Dick of Waukesha; Mrs. Julia Griswold, of Pewaukee and Mrs. Josephine Huebner, of Waukesha. Funeral services will be held Monday at 9 a.m. at St. Mary's church with interment at St. Peter and Paul's cemetery in Duplainville. Friends may call Sunday after 2 p.m. at the Lyle-Tuschen funeral home, Waukesha. A parish vigil will be held at 3:15 p.m. Sunday.



Source: The Milwaukee Journal, (Milwaukee, WI) November 26, 1896; pg. 7; col B

News of Waukesha Death of John Evans, an Early Settler of New Berlin

WAUKESHA, Wis., Nov. 26. - John Evans, aged 77 years, died at 4:30 o'clock this morning at his home on East avenue, in this city, after a protracted illness. He was born in New Lisbon, Otsego county, N. Y., where he spent the first nineteen years of his life, attending the common schools and learning the trade of shoemaker. He was married in Alabama, N. Y., to Miss Lucy L. Peckham, a native of Norwich, Conn. In 1844 Mr. Evans made his first visit to Wisconsin, staying for a short time with his brother, Sidney, the first settler of the town of New Berlin, this county. In 1846 he again came to Wisconsin and bought his brother's farm, on which he lived until about three years ago, when he moved to Waukesha to pass the rest of his days. The farm on which Mr. Evans lived was for many years in early times assessed higher than any other farm in the town as more clearing and better buildings were to found upon it. Mr. Evans was a Democrat and held several important offices during his residence in New Berlin, having been elected chairman of the town a great many times. He was chairman of the county board in 1878 and 1879 and his official record was above reproach. He leaves a wife and four children, the latter being Mrs. Milton Johnston of Decatur, Ill.; A. E. Evans of Faulkton, S. D.; A. L. Evans of Denver, Colo., and E. J. Evans of Waukesha. The deceased was a prominent member of the M. E. church, from which the funeral will take place Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mrs. Johnston of Decatur, Ill., and Mr. A. E. Evans of South Dakota will be here to attend the funeral.

Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) November 27, 1896; pg. 2; col E

Death of John Evans One of the Pioneer Residents of Waukesha County Passes Away

Waukesha, Wis., Nov. 26 - John Evans died this morning at his home on East avenue. He had been in ill-health for two years. Funeral services will be held at the residence at 1:30 p. m. Saturday. The Rev. Webster Millar, pastor of the M. E. church, will conduct the service.

In the early summer of 1846 while the county was almost a wilderness Mr. Evans took up his residence on a small farm in the town of New Berlin, where he lived until about six years ago, when he came to the county seat. During his long residence in the county he was always prominent in the county political affairs and held the honor of serving on the County Board of Supervisors longer than any other citizen. He came from the sturdy race of the Revolutionary period, and his grand parents, who lived in Boston, were prominent in the fight for liberty. His grandmother was present at the Boston Tea party and assisted in the great struggle of the colonies during the Revolutionary war. His grandfather, Barnabas, fought in the ranks for seven years.

John Evans was born in Otsego, N. Y., in July, 1819, and was given the educational advantages afforded by the primitive public schools. He learned the trade of shoemaker in the shop of his father, but was compelled by ill-health to abandon the occupation. In 1844, after his return from a visit to his brother in New Berlin, he was married to Lucy L. Peckham at Lockport, N. Y., and they had four children - Philena A., wife of Milton Johnson of Decatur, Ill.; Alonzo Lee of Denver, Alva E., editor of The Faulkton, S. D., Republican Record, and Elbert J. of this city. After coming West the family prospered amid their wild surroundings and eventually Mr. Evans built a fine residence on the homestead farm. He always took a deep interest in all that related to the pioneer days of the county and was instrumental in collecting the early history of his town.



Waukesha Daily Freeman , December 10, 1946 | Page 5

Mrs. John Even, wife of John P. Even, Eagle shoe merchant, died at the Waukesha Memorial hospital on Wednesday evening. Mrs. Even had been ill for several weeks and had been taken to the hospital last Tuesday, where she died Wednesday from pneumonia. She is survived by her-husband and one son, Paul, Chicago. Funeral services were held from the Mealy funeral home Saturday at 9 a.-m., with the Rev. George Wollet officiating. Burial was in St, Theresa's Oak Knoll cemetery.



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, May 12, 1910 | Page 4

On Monday evening, May 9, at his home in the town of Pewaukee, accurred the death of August G. Evert, following a brief sickness.  He was at church as usual on Sunday and was in his usual health.

He had resided in the county for forty years.  Surviving him are his wife and seven sons, Judge L.M. Evert, Marinette, and william, August, Albert, Rudolph, Edward and Otto, Pewaukee.  The funeral will be held this (Thursday) afternoon at 1 o'clock from the late residence to the Pewaukee German Reformed church, the Rev. W. Diehm officiating. Interment will be at Forest Hill cemetery, Pewaukee.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Monday, May 12, 1947 | Page 3

Mrs. E. J. Evert Funeral services for Mrs. E. J. Evert, 52, wife o£ the former chairman of the town of Pewaukee, who died Saturday, May 10, in the Milwaukee hospital, will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 p. m., at the William R. Hansen funeral home, Pewaukee.

The Rev. H. G. Settlage will officiate and burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery, Pewaukee.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p. m. today and Eastern Star services will be held there at 1 p. m. tonight.

Clara E. Prager was born Aug. 2, 1894 in, Pewaukee village, the daughter of William and Salma Prager. She was married to Mr. Evert Feb. 12, 1915 and they made their home in the town of Pewaukee.

Mrs. Evert was well known in her community as one who contributed service in many ways. For 10 years she was a leader of the Unionville 4-H club and helped girls with their sewing. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and had held several offices. She belonged to the Salem Evangelical and Reformed church in the town of Pewaukee and was a charter member of the Women's guild.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Evert is survived by two daughters, Miss Evelyn Evert, town of Pewaukee, and Mrs. Raymond Dabroski (Alice) of Hartland; two sons, John and Edward, both of Pewaukee town; her mother, Mrs. Salma Prager, Pewaukee; three brothers, John and Carl Prager of Pewaukee and William Prager of Mukwonago; three sisters, Mrs. Andrew Schneider and Mrs. Henry Schmidt, both of Waukesha, and Mrs. Arnie Nilson, town of Delafleld; and two granddaughters.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Wednesday, August 04, 1954 | Page 12

PEWAUKEE - Mrs. Della Gral Evert, 70, of the town of Pewaukee died early this morning at the Milwaukee hospital, Milwaukee.

Born in the town of Brookfield, she lived there and in the town of Pewaukee all her life. She had resided on a farm she ran with her son, Clarence, for 45 years.  Mrs. Evert was a member of the Ladies Aid of the Salem Evangelical and Reformed church, and the Eastern Star.

Surviving are one son, Clarence of the town of Pewaukee: one daughter-in-law. Violet; three grandchildren, George, Paul ard Walter Evert; two brothers. Edward
Graf, town of Pewaukee and Walter Graf, Waukesha; one brother-in-law; four sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the William R. Hansen funeral home, Pewaukee, the Rev. Gene M. Prosick or the Salem Evargelicai and Reformed church officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery at Pewaukee.

The body will be in state after 7 p.m. tonight.  Eastern Star services will be held Thursday evening at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.



Source: Waukesha Freeman, December 1, 2008

Ruth E. Evert of Marshall, formerly of Pewaukee, was born to eternal life Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008, at her home surrounded by her family at age 87. She was born March 4, 1921, to Walter and Francis (nee Barndt) Winkelman in the town of Pewaukee.

She was united in marriage to John Evert on April 15, 1944, at Zion Lutheran Church in Hartland.

Ruth and John farmed in the town of Pewaukee until moving to Marshall in 1990. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister who will be missed by them and many others. At present, she was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Marshall.

She is survived by her three daughters; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four sisters; one brother; two sisters-in-law; and one brother-in-law.  Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John; infant daughter, Jane; her parents; two sisters; two brothers; four brothers-in-law; and four sisters-in-law.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the funeral home. The Rev. Paul Anderson will be officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery, Pewaukee, following the services.

Yonke and Son Funeral Home, 205 Prospect Ave., Pewaukee, is serving the family. For more information, please call the funeral home at 691-1900



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, July 30, 1914 | Page 4

We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to the many friends and neighbors for kindness and sympathy shown during our recent bereavement MR. AND MRS WM. EVERT AND FAMILY



Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) December 03, 1890

The funeral of Edward Eward will occur on Wednesday at 1 o'clock at the Cambrian house and will be conducted by Waukesha lodge F. & A. M.

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