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



Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) December 12, 1899; pg. 10; col F

Joseph Falter Jr., of Eagle, Meets With a "Peculiar Accident - Son Finds His Father's Body Where It fell.

Eagle, Wis., Dec. 11 - Joseph Falter, Jr., a broom maker, was found dead in front of his shop this morning by his son. He had fallen off the door step and broken his neck. A coroner's inquest was held before Justice James Donlan, the jury bringing in the above verdict. Mr. Falter was 44 years of age and has been a resident of Eagle township all his life. The funeral will be held Wednesday forenoon.



Source: Waukesha Freeman - June 26, 1940
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Joseph Bennett Fardy passed away last week Wednesday morning after a short illness. Mr. Fardy was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Fardy. He leaves his wife Mrs. Celestia Jane Carlin Fardy, two daughters, Mrs. Jane Fardy Walker, and Miss Elizabeth Fardy, one son, Thomas. The funeral service was held on Saturday from the Powers Funeral home at nine a.m. and from there to St. James church at 9:30, Rev. Father C.A. Altenback officiating. Interment was in St. Peter's cemetery.



Source: Waukesha Freeman, August 25, 1898 | Page 4

Painful Story Proves Untrue.

The painful story circulated in the western part of the county, that the coffin supposed to contain the body of young William Fardy, the Eagle volunteer who died at Jacksonville, did not contain the body at all but was weighted with stones, has been proven untrue. Last Thursday the casket was taken from the grave in the Eagle cemetery and was opened. The friends who had known Fardy in life again gazed upon his face. The body was well preserved and was clothed in a uniform with the American flag draped across the chest. The casket also contained a letter to the undertaker, some clothes, scissors and a razor the southern undertaker having evidently expected the casket would be opened upon its arrival here.

Will. Fardy enlisted in the First Wisconsin in May and died of typhoid fever July 14 at Jacksonville. His body was sent home to his parents in Eagle. It is understood that one of his comrades in Jacksonville wrote the ghastly story home that the coffin did not contain the body.



Source: Waukesha Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, December 29, 1910 | Page 8

Mrs. Charlotte Farnham, aged 92 years, and widow of John Farnham, died on Thursday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. Finney, of the town of Genesee, heart trouble being the cause. Mrs. Farnham was one of the oldest pioneers of Genesee, having settled in that town in 1842. A son and a daughter both of Genesee, survive her. The funeral took place Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the daughter's residence.



Source: July 29, 1897 Waukesha Freeman

FEAR-The following, concerning an old Waukesha resident, is from St. Louis Chronicle of July 21: The remains of Richard Fear, 67, were taken to Sussex, Waukesha county, Wis., Tuesday for burial. Mr. Fear was one of the bst known merchants of old St. Louis, having been in business here for thirty-five years. He retired after accumlating a fortune, and lived for some time at 3701 Arkansas, where his death occurred late Sunday.



Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) February 01, 1888; pg. 2; col C


Waukesha, Jan. 31. - Dr. Geo. Fellows died instantly at his home this evening of apoplexy. Until four years ago he had been actively engaged as a Methodist minister for over thirty-two years, having been located at Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Madison and several other places in Wisconsin. For four years he was presiding elder of the Waupaca district. Dr. Fellows was a man highly respected by all who knew him, and it has always been a source of regret with him that he was obliged to give up the ministry, which he had to do on account of a throat affection which prevented his speaking in public. During the past two years he has been practicing medicine here, and was owner and proprietor of the Waukesha sanitarium. He leaves a wife and two sons to mourn his death.



Source: Waukesha Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, August 13, 1908 | Page 1

Mrs. Mary Fender died at her home on Spring street, aged 76 years. She is survived by one son, A. C. Jenaer, rural carrier, two daughters and two step-children. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the residence and at the church in Genesee the family having formerly resided in that town.



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BIG BEND - Laura E. Ferber (nee Salentine), 95, went home to the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003. She is the beloved wife of the late Herbert; dearest mother 1 daughter and son-in-law ; cherished grandmother; and proud great-grandmother. She is further survived by other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Big Bend. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Rural Home Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the St. Joseph Building Fund would be appreciated. Hartson Funeral Home in Hales Corners, (414) 425-9797, is serving the family



Source: Waukesha Freeman Dec. 10, 1914
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William Ferks died on Friday, Nov. 27, 1914, at his home in Colgate, Wis. death being caused by hemorrhage of the brain.

Deceased was born in Pomern Germany, on Oct. 10, 1860, and was' married there in 1881 to Miss Alvina Miller. They came to America in 1885, settling in Milwaukee, later moving to Oconomowoc. From there they moved to Woodland, Wis., where they made their home for five years, and about a month ago settled at Colgate. His wife and eight children are left to mourn his death . The children are: Mrs. G-. Harrer, of Milwaukee; Hugo Ferks, of St. Paul, William, Arthur, Paul, Adolph and Avina Ferks at home, Mrs Paul Meyer, Oconomowoc. Funeral services were held Nov. 30, with burial at Menomonee Falls.



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Arala Bertha Filter, 96, of Bentonville [Arkansas] died March 22, 1999, at Bentonville Manor Nursing Home. She was born Feb. 1, 1903, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Herman and Hulda Ehlert Braun. She was a homemaker and member of the Bella Vista Lutheran Church. She moved to Bella Vista in September 1994 from Brown Deer, Wis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Filter; three daughters.

Survivors include one son; two sisters-in-law; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 10-12 a.m. Friday (March 26, 1999)at Harder Funeral Service in Milwaukee. Services will be at noon at the funeral home with private burial in Wisconsin Memorial Park Cemetery in Brookfield, Wis. Local arrangements are by Burns Funeral Home of Bentonville.



Source: Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, August 04, 1892 | Page 9

[Oconomowoc]-Mrs. Catherine Finnegan, aged about 55 years, died last Tuesday morning at 2 o'clock. The funeral took place Thursday morning at 10 o'clock from St. Jerome's Church, Rev. Father McMahon officiating. She leaves two daughters, Miss Mary Finnegan and Mrs. Melvin Jones both residents of this city.



Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, December 19, 1918 | Page 5

Fay Edna Proctor was born in Genesee August 13, 1891, and died at 11:30 o'clock Dec. 12, 1918, a victim of influenze and pneumonia.  She was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Proctor, and was married December 13, 1913, to Fred M. Finney, also of Genesee.  Had she lived but a half hour longer, her death would have occurred on her fifth wedding anniversary.  Besides her parents and husband she leaves one son, Grant, two years of age, and two sisters, Mrs. Ray Funk and Mrs. Edward Sayles, all residents of Genesee.  Her husband, mother, and sister, Mrs. Funk, were all too sick with influenza to attend her funeral, which occurred Snday from the Genesee Congregational church, with interment in the Genesee cemetery.



Source: Waukesha Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, May 29, 1902 | Page 5

John J. Finney died at his home Friday evening after a long illness with Bright's disease.  He was 60 years of age and was one of the leading citizens of this community.  He is survived by his wife, three sons and one daughter.  The funeral was held from the house on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Ruddick conducting the service.  Interment in the village cemetery.



Source: Waukesha Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, February 01, 1900 | Page 5

Two weeks ago last Sunday Roy Finney was taken seriously ill while delivering milk to David Johnson in Milwaukee, and died, at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Finney, last Friday aged 19 years. The funeral was held Tuesday at 2 o'clock, Rev. J.J. Kilbourn of Pewaukee officiating. Interment in the Village cemetery.



Source: Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, February 18, 1904 | Page 1

Pneumonia Scourges Coats Family of Genesee.

Mrs. Fintel Passes Away

Mrs. Emma fintel was born on March 30, 1862, in the town of Mukwonago, Waukesha County, Wis., and died at the home of her mother in North Prairie of pneumonia on February 10, 1904, aged 41 years, 10 months and 10 days.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Coats, and was married to Mr. Edward Fintel on May 28, 1890.  One daughter blessed their union, now eight years old, named Ellen; she at this time very sick with the same disease with which her mother died.  Mr. Fintel, her husband, departed this life on February 20, 1899, preceding her into the great beyond five years, less ten days.

Mrs. Emma Fintel is the third one of the Coats family that has departed this life in nineteen days, Mrs. Ellen Shultis died January 22, 1904, Richard, died February 5, 1904, and Mrs. Emma Fintel, February 10, 1904, leaving an aged mother, three brothers and one sister, George, Charles and James, and Mrs. Addie Swan.  The hand of Providence rests heavily upon the bereaved ones and we deeply sympathize with them in their sorrow.  Mrs. Fintel will be greatly missed in the home by her aged mother, her little daughter, and others; also in the M.E. church of which she was a member, in the temperance societies of the town and the entire community.  During their residence of three years at Genesee Depot they made many enduring friends.  They were highly respected and much beloved by all who knew them.

The funeral service was held on Saturday afternoon, the 18th, in the M.E. church by Rev. T. James, the pastor, who also officiated at the funerals of Ellen and Richard.  The Eagle choir of the M.E. church furnished the music.  The I.O.G.T. lodge was in attendance in a body.  The casket was covered with beautiful flowers.  After the service the remains were laid away to rest by the side of her beloved husband in the North Prairie cemetery.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Wednesday, July 28, 1926 | Page 5

Miss Louise Fintel was born at Blue Grass, Ia., where she lived until 1885, when she moved to Genesee Depot, Wis. When her father, Peter C. Fintel, passed to his reward, in 1887, Charles, Edward, Caroline and Amelia constituted the members of the family residing in Wisconsin.

Pacing the problem of a business project was no small task for them.  When the family organized their work and faced the future, the responsibility of home-maker fell to Louise. The Fintel home has always been noted for its hospitality, but every such home must have a builder who faithfully serves with little thought of reward other than the satisfaction that comes from bringing joy to others.  Such was Ibe experience of the good woman whose life we now honor.

Miss Louise Fintel was a lover of nature. The woods, flowers, lakes, and brooks all had a peculiar fascination for her. She had lived in Wisconsin, the land of lakes, for many years, yet every time she looked upon the placid waters she found a charm and beauty. Nature's
always suggested to her the wisdom of God, but her chief delight was in children and young people. Through this devotion she became known as "Aunt Lou". She knew what they liked and frequently gathered groups of them in her home, and they always enjoyed the entertainments prepared by "Aunt Lou".

With a devotion and sacrificial spirit she wrought well and used her influence and ability as she had opportunity to help develop in clean good character and love of God and country.

We spend much time, and properly so, eulogizing politicians, statesmen inventors, and people of note in score of vocations. Let us pause for a few moments to recognize and express a word of appreciation for the effort of one who had gained the love of al the children who knew her, and our faith tells us that the angel voice which welcomes the soul of this good woman, to the heavenly realm, will be accompanied by the voices of children gathered to welcome the arrival
of one who is now to be with them to join in singing praises to God and the Lamb, forever.

She accepted Christ when she was a little girl, and became a member of the Methodist church at Blue Grass, Ia. And when she came to Wisconsin her membership was transferred to the North Prairie M. E. church.  She was a firm believer in prayer and had an unwavering faith in God. A
number of days before her death she talked of her final journey, and with composure of mind offered suggestions for her funeral services.

She leaves surviving her, two brothers, Henry F. Fintel, Council Bluffs, Ia.; Charles H. Fintel, Genesee Depot, and three sisters, Mrs. Ellen Hurlbut, Muscatine, Ia.; Mrs. Caroline Bollinger, Indianapolis, Ind., and Miss Amelia Fintel, Genesee Depot, Wis., all of whom were with her in her last illnesl and until her demise on Sunday, July 18, 1926.

Funeral services were held from the Fintel home, on Tuesday, at 2 P.M.  The Rev. H.D. Bollinger, of Purdue university, officiating.  Burial was in North Prairie cemetery.



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, January 25, 1906 | Page 5

Paul Henry Fintel, beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Fintel, died Thursday, Jan. 18, aged 1 year 11 months and 25 days, after a brief illness of but two days, with pneumonia. Paul had never been a strong child and it was necessary to frequently call in a physician to attend him during his short life, but his cheerfulness and patience through these many attacks, and especially through his last illness, were truly remarkable. The fond parents lavished every care and comfort upon him that it was possible to obtain, hoping against hope. that, he might still be spared to them, but all was of no avail. The White Angel appeared early Thursday morning to return the little spirit to God. who gave it. Floral tributes from loving relatives and friends were numerous and most beautiful, and after a short service at the home, Sunday at 10 a. m., the funeral cortege wended its way to the church at North Prairie, which wes filled to overflowing with sympathizing friends. Interment was in the North Prairie cemetery. Those in attendance from abroad were Mrs. A. J. Hurlbut and son of Muscatine, Ia.; Mrs. E. W. Tucker and son of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Stephens, Mr. and Mrs. A. Reid, Miss N. Prideaux, Mrs. H. Addenbrook, E. M. McVicar and Rev. W. W. Perry of Milwaukee.



Source: Wisconsin State Journal | Madison, Wisconsin | Thursday, November 25, 1971 | Page 48

Cross Plaines-Mrs. William Fischer, 80, of Waukesha, died Tuesday in a Waukesha hospital after a long illness.

The former Mayme Stoppleworth, Mrs. Fischer was born in Madison and lived in the Cross Plains area until her marriage in 1915.  Since then,, she had lived in the Waukesha rea.

The funeral will be 11 am Friday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Waukesha.  Friends may call at the Erling-Larson Funeral Home, Waukesha.

Mrs. Fischer is survived by her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Harold Eales, Waukesha, and MRs. Ben Ramstack, New Berlin; a son, William, Milwaukee; five iter, Mrs. Ida Bachmayer, Faulkton, S.D.; Mr. Leo Coyne and Mr. Robert Meinholz, both of Cross Plains; and Sisters Mary and Kristine, Sisters of the Divine Savior, Milwaukee; two brothers, Albert Stoppleworth, Cross Plains, and Leo, Oakfield; and six grandchildren.



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, July 26, 1906 | Page 5

Tetanus caused Death

Stepping on Rusty Nail Proves Fatal to Little Frank Fleming

Pewaukee, July 24-Frank Fleming, the nine-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Fleming, died on Sunday of tetanus caused by stepping on a rusty nail about ten days before. The injury did not seem to cause trouble for about a week but he was taken very ill Friday. Convulsions followed Saturday, and death relieved him at four o'clock Sunday morning. Funeral services were held at the Baptist chuch and interment was in Rose Hill cemetery. Much sympathy is felt for the parents and relatives, who are almost distracted with grief.



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

Mrs. William Flood, a well-know resident of the town of Genesee, died Monday afternoon. She is survive by her husband and two children The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the late resdence.



Waukesha Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Wednesday, December 26, 1951 | Page 1

Pioneer Farmer Dies in Genesee

William Flood, Genesee farmer, died on Christmas day at his home.  He was 90 years old.  The funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Powers funeral home in Mukwonago.

Flood was a pioneer farmer in the area.  As a young man, he cared for the first dairy herd of purebread jerseys in the name which belonged to Steve Gernon on what is now the charles Perrin farm.  He was there when the first separator was used.  He started the family farm in 1892 on 22 acrews of land bought from John Paul.  He ived there until his death.

Flood was born in Norwich, Norfolk England, May 21, 1861.  As a young lad he helped his father make hurdles in the woods near his home which were under the care of a gamekeeper.  In 1882, he came to the United States and Genesee.  He worked for six years for Ed Nelson, now the Pleasant Valley farm, and for Gernon.

After eight years he returned to England for a brief time.  In 1890 he came back to Genesee and worked for the same farmers, until he married the late Katie Spafford in 1892 and started a farm for himself.  He rented the Piekert farm for a year while building up his own land.

A daughter, Clara of Genesee, a son Harry of Waukesha and two grandchildren survive him.

Alvert Gavel will conduct the rites and burial will be in the Genesee cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. tomorrow.



Source: Waukesha Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, August 04, 1892 | Page 9

[Mukwonago]-Mrs. Foat died Friday afternoon after great suffering.  She will be very much missed especially in her home, as she was a devote wife and mother.  She is survived by her husband and seven children.

Andrew Foat of Waukesha, came down Friday morning before his mother's death.

The Misses Ellis of Waukesha and John Howitt were among those in Mukwonago last Monday, Aug. 1 to attend the funeral of Mrs. Foat.



Source: Waukesha Freeman January 27, 2007

Gladys Folkman, 95, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007, at Avalon Square. She was born in Kinmundy, Ill., on March 14, 1911, to Isaac and Zetta (nee Mulvaney) Boston.

She enjoyed gardening, sewing and crocheting. Friends may remember Gladys from 20 years of growing and selling vegetables on the Boston Farm in the town of Genesee. Gladys was a member of the Evangelical & Reformed United Church of Christ for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Folkman, on March 20, 1984.

She is survived by her nieces; great-nephew; great-nieces; and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Louis, she was preceded in death by her sisters and brothers, Eva, Ruth, Edna, Cordelia, LaVern, Albert, Edmund, Louie and Marion.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 6 p.m. funeral service Monday, Jan. 29, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Prairie Home Cemetery. Please meet at the cemetery office.

If desired, memorials to Avalon Square, 222 Park Place, Waukesha, WI 53186, are appreciated.

The family would like to thank her wonderful neighbors, Steve and Barbara Berndt and Bill and Judy Wegehaupt, who, by their kindness and helpful ways, allowed Gladys to stay in her own home in her later years, and also to the staff at Linden Grove Health Care and Avalon Square for their special care of Gladys.

Randle-Dable Funeral Home is serving the family.



Source: Newspaper Unknown

Fonder, Marvin L., d. March 3, 2002, age 70 years. Beloved husband. Dear father. Brother. Also survived by 12 grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.



Source: Cascade, February 25, 1905
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Died of Paralysis, Mrs. Mary Ford, wife of Selmer Ford died very suddenly at her home one mile north of Cascade Wednesday evening, Feb. 15, 1905 at seven o'clock of paralysis. Mrs. Ford was in her usual health Wednesday morning but later in the day she complained of feeling badly and gradually grew worse, until death came to relieve her from her great suffering. The past eleven years she had suffered much by not being able to get around as she would like to do and converse with friends and her family by signs and "yes" and "no." Deceased was born in New Berlin, Waukesha Co., Wis. and was nearly 58 years of age. She was the daughter of the well known and much respected H.J.G. Palmer who died about three years ago while living with his daughter. Deceased leaves a husband and three children, Charley, Hazel and Lewis and one brother Wm. K. Hunkins of Austin, Minnesota, and many other relatives and friends to mourn her departure. Her marriage to Selmer Ford occurred October 8, 1882 and to this union five children were born; two died while quite young. The funeral was held at the home on Saturday at one o'clock, Rev. Stratton of Hingham delivering a good and appropriate sermon. Singing was furnished by Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Liebenstein, Miss Emma Heidner and Miss (?)ara Berg presided at the organ. Pall bearers were: Messrs. Wm. Sueimcht, George Piper, Henry Berg, Herman (?)wke, Wm. Sill and Bernard Pitt. The remains of Mrs. Ford now rest by the side of her father and two children in the cemetery at Winooski. Charlie Goodell and daughter Lulu from DePere attended the funeral.

Source: The Plymouth Review Thursday February 23, 1905

MARY (Palmer) FORD
THE DEMISE OF MRS. SELMER FORD Last week Wednesday evening Mrs. Selmer Ford of the town of Lyndon (Sheboygan county) died of a stroke of paralysis. Twelve years before Mrs.Ford had a stroke from which she never fully recovered and when she received the second, she did not long survive. Mrs. Ford, whose maiden name was Mary Palmer, was born in Waukesha county about fifty-nine years ago. On October 8, 1882 she was married in this city to Mr. Ford. Her husband and three children, Charles, Hazel and Louis, all of whom are at home, survive. The funeral was held at the house, Rev. Stretton of Hingham being the official clergyman and A.M. Schram having the funeral in charge. Interment was made at the cemetery in Winooski.



Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, March 10, 1910 | Page 4

The death of Edward Francis occurred last week at his home in Genesee, where he had been a resident for many years. Mr. Francis was born in England and came to this county when a boy. A few years spent in California made the only break in his continuous residence in and around Genesee. He is survived by his wife and three sons, Edward, who lives in Montana; Menzo, Milwaukee, and Fleetwood, also in the west. A brother, John, resides in Nebraska and a sister, Mrs. W. K. Wilson, in Milwaukee. The funeral was held Tuesday with burial in the Genesee cemetery.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Wednesday, May 18, 1927 | Page 4

Genesee Depot-The body of Mrs. Mary Francis, widow of Edward Francis, early settlers of Genesee, was brought from California by her son, Fleetwood Francis, with whom she had been residing, and was buried in the North Prairie Cemetery on Tuesday, Rev. Edward Langdon officiating.



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

Mrs. Adam Frantz, nee Brehm, died Saturday night, aged 38 years, of blood poisoning. The funeral will take place tomorrow at 10 a. m. from St. Joseph's and Phillip Brehm, leading business men of this place, and hers is the fifth death in their family within a few months.



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, December 19, 1907 | Page 11

(From the Eagle Quill.)

On Tuesday at the home of her son in the town of Ottawa occurred the death of Elizabeth Frayer at the advanced age of nearly eighty-nine years. Her illness dated back to two years ago, when she sustained injuries, by a fall. Her last illness was of one week's duration, and although her memory failed her for a few days, she regained it prior to her death and was conscious to the last.

Mrs. Frayer was born in Columbia county, New York, March 1st 1813, and was educated in her native town. She was married there in 1842 to Seymour Frayer, her maiden name being Elizabeth Plank. Here the young couple followed farming until 1846, when they came west by the way of the Erie canal and the lakes to Milwaukee, finally locating on Section 35, Ottawa, on land purchased of the government. In 1868 the family moved to the farm now occupied by the son, Wesley D. Prayer, where the father died on March 13, 1905.  The father was also a farmer; was a Republican in politics, held many local offices and had the confidence of all the people.  The four children born to them where Wesly D., who attended the public schools and later became a teacher, filling that position four terms in District 7 and 9 in OttawaOttawa, a-nd also in District 1, Mukwonago, teaching in winter, farming in summer and threshing grain in the fall until 1890. He was married September 3rd, 1869. to Abey E. Schultis and they had three children, two of whom are living, Florence, wife ot Peter Arenz, and Seymour D. at home.  The other three children of the pioneer family were Foster, who died in 1850, Marian, also deceased, and Sarah, wife of Martin Helgesen, a popular and prosperous farmer in Eagle.

Mrs. Frayer was a kind mother and a good neighbor and spent the greater portion of her life upon their flrst home, and by her economy materially assisted her husband and the family in establishing a comfortable farm home. She was of a domestic nature and devoted, her time to her home and family. She was not a member of any church.



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, March 23, 1905 | Page 2

On Monday occurred the death of Seymour Frayer at the home of his son, Wesley D. Frayer, north of Eagle.

Mr. Frayer was born in the town of Copake, Columbia county, N.Y., Dec. 17, 1819. He resided in his native state as a farmer until 1846; married Miss Betsey Plank in Nov., 1842. In 1846 the family settled on the present homestead on section 33, Ottawa; the only building on the place was a log house wherein they lived nine years.  Mr. Frayer did breaking with his ox team for the early settlers when Wisconsin was a territory and when he could travel at will without danger of becoming a tresspasser or meeting obstructions in the shape of line fences.  Wheat was then marketed at Milwaukee over rough roads and corduroy bricks. Mr. Frayer was an honest man, good neighbor. The funeral took place from the residence Wednesday, interment in the North Prairie cemetery. Mr. Frayer leaves surviving him his widow and one son, Wesley D. Frayer, and one daughter, Mrs. M. V. Helgeson. We all extend our sympathy to the bereaved family.



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OCONOMOWOC - Herman W. Freudenberg of Oconomowoc died Monday, Nov. 1, 1999, at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital at the age of 89. He was born in Lake Forest, Ill., on Jan. 23, 1910, the son of Walter and Benedicta Schweiger Freudenberg. In 1931 he married Edris Jones in Lake Forest. Herman was in business with his father during the 1920s at Freudenberg Florist in Oconomowoc and was an insurance agent for more than 40 years at Metropolitan Life Insurance. He was a past member of Zion Episcopal Church in Oconomowoc, the Oconomowoc Lions Club and Masonic Lodge #42 F&AM Oconomowoc, and was a Boy Scout troop representative.

Herman lived for 3 1/2 years at Shorehaven Tower in Oconomowoc, where he enjoyed his neighbor residents and the loving and caring staff.

He is survived by his children; and his three grandchildren. Herman was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Edris, on Jan. 7, 1997.

A memorial service for Herman will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, at Shorehaven Tower Chapel in Oconomowoc; Chaplains Gerald Goodrich and Melanie Wallshlager will officiate. The family will receive friends following the memorial service. Following cremation, burial will be held at LaBelle Cemetery in Oconomowoc. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Salvation Army are appreciated.

Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral Home, 567-4459, is serving the family.



Source: The Milwaukee Journal, (Milwaukee, WI) August 23, 1892; pg. 8; col A


Waukesha, Wis., Aug. 23 - Herman Fritz, a Broadway saloon keeper, died last night at 11:45 in Dr. T. O. Summer's office. When the Waukesha branch of the Keeley cure was opened here Fritz was one of the first patients. He was discharged as cured, but he became addicted to morphine habit, which grew upon him so that in order to quiet his nerves, he had been taking for the past five weeks twenty grains of morphine and a quart of whisky daily. For three days he had the delirium tremens and was unable to take nourishment. He was undoubtedly insane for he said that he was going to die as people were following him about with a coffin. Last night he came to Dr. Summer's office and asked to be allowed to stay all night, as he was fearful that they were going to take him away in the coffin. At 11 o'clock he grew delirious and attempted to jump out of the office window, the strength of four men being required to hold him down. At 11:45 he uttered a shriek and fell back dead. Fritz was 30 years of age and married.



Source: submitted by SLAHS/see contributors page

Elizabeth was born at Bennington, Vt, on 24 May 1798. She was the daughter of James Clark and Elizabeth Wright. She married John Fuller at Bennington, Vt, in December 1816. Elizabeth died on 24 February 1876 at Merton, Wi. Buried Lisbon-Merton Union Cem.



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John was born at New York, on 1 June 1833. He was the son of John Fuller and Elizabeth (Betsy) Clark. John died on 9 December 1908 at Pewaukee, Wi Buried Lisbon-Merton Union Cem.



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John was born at Shaftsbury Vt, on 15 August 1793. He was the son of John Fuller and Elizabeth (?) Fuller. He married Elizabeth (Betsy) Clark at Bennington, Vt, in December 1816. John died on 23 January 1878 at Merton, Wi. Buried Lisbon-Merton Union Cem.



Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, July 15, 1880 | Page 1

Mrs. Elon Fuller, of Pewaukee, an old resident of Waukesha County, died last Friday at her home, three miles north of this village.  She had been an invalid for a long time from the effect of rheumatism and was a great suffer.  Her husband and family have the earnest sympathy of all that known them.



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The last dreamless sleep quiet but resolutely came over Mrs. Charles Fuss at her home in the parish at Fussville Tuesday morning Jan. 6. Dissolution came as a very great sorrow to the husband little daughters and relatives who were with her at the end. The primary cause of death was heart failure. Indeed it was a shock to all her friends who heard of her sudden call. Mrs. Fuss was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wick. She was born in the town of Menomonee April 6, 1892, having gone to the local schools, she continued to reside in the same community. She was married Oct. 26, 1910 to Charles Fuss who with two little daughters survive to mourn her loss. Her father only preceded her a few months ago. Deceased was a woman of many splendid qualities and enjoyed the esteem of many friends and her memory will always be cherished and held dear by those nearest to her home life. The last rites will be observed Saturday Jan 10, at 9:30 A.M. at St. Anthony's Church Fussville, Rev. Charles Zilla officiating. Interment will be in the family lot at the church cemetery.*



Source: Menomonee Falls News Oct. 12, 1923
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Called to Her Reward Johanna Gertrude Fuss Widow of Territorial Badger Born Citizen. Rounding out a well spent useful life, the call________of our communtie well ____and esttemed woman when following a short illness she _____fully passed away at her ____home in th Parish of Fussville Friday Oct 5. Johanna Gertrude Fuss was born at Cologne On the Rhine, Jun 8th,____and came to America when _____old, with her parents Adolph and Gertrude Birkhauser who settled in Fussville. Her father died in 1850. She married John Fuss native of Menomonee on June, 1881, two sons were born to them. John J. died at the age of 10. Her husband died several years hence. Surviving her are son Carl Fuss and two brothers C. G. Birkhauser of Menomonee and Joseph Birkhauser Mt. Calvary, Wis., two granddaughters, Rosaline and Florence Fuss. She helped her son to so maintain his home +++his wife's death and the grandchildren will greatly miss her motherly care. The last ____were observed on Monday at St. Anthony's Church. Rev. Ignatz Pronald officiating. The services were largely attended neighbors and friends came to pa their last respects to the departed.