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HARRIET CORCELLA (CALKINS) PALMER
Source: Waukesha Freeman May 2, 1895
Mrs. Harriet C. Palmer died at her home in this village Monday, April 29, after a long illness. Several weeks ago she was believed to be at the point of death and her son Lieut. Palmer was sent for. But she reallied and he returned to his post.
Harriet Corcella Calkins was born in Austerlitz, New York, August 30, 1825, moved to Wisconsin and married Rodman Palmer in Lisbon, June 20, 1848. During the eighteen years which her husband lived her home was at Chippewa Falls, and since then she has resided in Waukesha. She had the consolation of having all her children with her during her late illness. Lient. Geo. Palmer of Madison Barracks, N.Y., Miss Mary P. Wood and Miss Harriet E. Palmer. Her family were a line of physicians, four of her immediate family being in the profession. She was a member of the Baptist church and a true christian in every sense of the word.
She was also much esteemed and beloved by friends and neighbors. Funeral services were held at her late residence Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. P.S. Everett.
Source: From Waukesha Freeman May 15, 1875
submitted by researcher/see contributors page
Wisconsin Died - In this village on Saturday, the 1st inst., Mrs. Louisa, wife of H.G.J. Palmer, aged 67 years.
Mrs. Palmer came to this county in October 1841 with her husband from their native state, Vermont, and have since resided here constantly ever since.
Altho Mrs. Palmer has long been an invalid, the cause of which being a severe fall received some years since, her life has been one of cheerfulness and hope, and in her death she leaves behind a large circle of friends who deeply mourn her loss.
During her sickness she had been kindly cared for and all her earthly wants supplied so far as it was in the power of of an affectionate husband and kind friends to provide.
In their great affliction, Mr. Palmer and his family have received the sympathy of hosts of friends.
Panawash Funeral to Be Held Here Friday
Waukesha Daily Freeman (Waukesha, Wisconsin) 1946 January 24
Funeral services for John Panawash, 88, who died after a lingering illness Wednesday morning will be held at 2 p.m. Friday from the Lyle funeral home with the Rev. O.L. Merritt officiating. Interment will be in the Prairie Home cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday until time of funeral.
Mrs. A.J. PANBERG
Source: Waukesha Freeman Jan 2, 1946
PANBERG SERVICES HELD
Funeral services for Mrs. A. J. Panberg, North Lake, were held at St. Peter's Episcopal church, North Lake, on Monday, which would have been Mrs. Panberg's 82nd birthday. She died on Friday at her home. Born in Stockholm, Sweden, she came to Hartland over 40 years ago, and for 35 years operated a general store at North Lake. Burial was in the Hartland cemetery. One daughter, Mrs. Edith Brault survives.
MISS EMILY PARDEE
Waukesha Daily Freeman, Thursday, July 30, 1925 | Page 3
Miss Emily Pardee, a resident of Eagle and for some time dietician of St. Mary's hospital, Milwaukee, died there Wednesday morning following an operation for goiter. She was 34 years of age and was daughter of Mrs. A.J. Pardee of EAgle, who survives her. She leaves also two brothers, Harold J. and Donald W. Pardee, both of Eagle. Funeral services will be held at Donald Pardee's home in Eagle at 3 p.m. Friday, July 31, Rev. W.J. Perry of North Prairie officiating.
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, October 23, 1919 | Page 4
Saturday Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Lobdell were advised of the death of Mrs. Edith Parker, wife of Harry Parker, Chicago, nephew of Mrs. Lobdell. Deceased was 30 years of age and leaves her husband, a son six years of age, and a sister, Miss Pauline Pennington, Chicago. The body was brought here Monday for burial in Forest Hill cemetery. Mr. Schlagenhauf officiated at the grave. Those who accompanied the remains were: Harry Parker, her husband; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Parker, his parents; Miss Grace Parker, Miss Pauline Pennington, Mrs. Gertrude Fisher, Chicago; Thomas Parker, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shirverton and Miss Ruth Shirverton, Dixon. Ill.; Miss Elizabeth Palmer, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Smith, Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Horn, Waukesha, came to attend the burial.
MRS. FREDERICK PARKER
Waukesha Daily Freeman, Wednesday, May 03, 1922 | Page 2
Mrs. Frederick Parker, nee Horn, passed away April 26th at her home in Chicago, after 3 months sickness. The remains were bought here for burial in Forest Hill cemetery, Thursday noon. Funeral services were held from the local Baptist church, the Rev. Mr. Jenkins of Chicago, officiating. The deceased was a sister of Mrs. Mary Lobdell, was born and lived in Pewaukee until her marriage to Mr. Parker, when she moved to Chicago. She is survived by her husband, son, Harry, and daughter, Miss Grace Parker; also a grandson, Harry Parker, Jr., her sister, Mrs. Lobdell, and one brother, S. T. Horn, Waukesha. Mrs. Parker was the very life of every social gathering where, she was present. She was a kind, lovable and sympathetic disposition, as many friends testify. The floral offerings were many.
FRANCIS G. PARKS
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, February 20, 1902 | Page 1
At the family home in the village of Eagle on Tuesday, Feb. 18, occurred the death of one of the most prominent and highly esteemed of the early settlers of Waukesha County, Francis G. Parks, at the age of 78 years. He was a native of Addison County, Vt.,and spent his early life in that state and won honors as a young man there before coming west. He was for eight years a trusted employe of the famous Fairbanks Scale Co., and served two terms in the Vermont legislature in l853-4.
He came to Wisconsin in 1855 and settled on a farm in the town of Mukwonago. In that year also he was married to Miss Susan Webb, who with three sons and daughters survive him.
In 1861 the family removed to Eagle where Mr. Parks engaged in the real estate and insurance business, which he carried on with success. He was frequently elected to town offices and also served a term in the Wisconsin Assembly in 1873. He devoted a good deal of time to the study of law and was as well equipped in legal matters as are many practicing attorneys, though we believe be never applied for admission to practice in the courts of record.
Mr. Parks was a man of more than average intelligence;, he lived an upright life, was a devoted husband and father and withal a gentleman who has closed his long earthly existence full of honors.
To his bereaved family there is extended the heartfelt sympathies of a wide circle of acquaintances.
SUSAN (WEBB) PARKS
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, January 16, 1908 | Page 8
The following affectionate tribute to Mrs. F. G. Parks is from the pen of her daughter Mrs. Luella Parks Edwards:
Your letter came just as I was called to the bedside of my mother at my sister's, home in Davenport, Ia., where she went in late-October for a few weeks visit. I got there Thursday evening and she died Friday morning, Jan. 10, going so peacefully and sweetly, after only, a day's sickness, and without great suffering. We brought her home Saturday afternoon and laid her beside my father in Oak Ridge cemetery Sunday afternoon. The services at the house were by the Episcopalian rector of Whitewater.
Susan Webb, was born in Parish of St. Agnes, county of Truro, Cornwall, England, April 15, 1826, and came to this country with her parents in 1832, locating in Brandon, Vt., where she spent her girlhood years and where her mother died.
In 1854 she came with her father, Francis Webb, to the town of Eagle, purchasing what was later known as the Romeo Sprague farm, and was there married November 28th, 1855, to Francis G. Parks. They lived in the towns of Mukwonago and East Troy, and in 1863 came to Eagle village, where they have since lived, Mr. Parks having died six years ago. One son, F. W. Parks, of Pocohontas, Oklahoma, two daughters, Mrs. P. L. Hinrichs of Davenport, Ia., and Mrs. H. B. Edwards of Eagle, Wis., survive her. I hope I may be pardoned if, out of fullness of my love for my mother, I may add a word of the beauty of her life, for there is beauty in the ever sacrificing nature that lives for others, constantly seeking and finding some outlet for her generous helping hand. Always a sincere and hospitable welcome to everyone who came to her door, open house to her friends always; using her own strength and sympathy for others thus my mother lived to-the last hour of her life; and there could be no higher tribute at her last homecoming than the crowding around of the friends of her home town to do one more favor to Mrs. Parks.
MRS. CLARENCE PARSONS
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, December 24, 1914 | Page 7
Death of Mrs. Clarence Parsons
Former Pewaukee Woman Passes Away at De Forest, Following Long Illness
Pewaukee, Dec 22:. After months of illness from an incurable trouble death released from suffering Mrs. Clarence Parsons, last Tuesday morning at her home in De Forest. Mr and Mrs. Parsons have hosts of friends in this village, where the most of their life has been spent and their necessary removal from here a short time ago, was a source of great regret to all. Mrs. Parsons was an active member of the O E S and a valued worker in the Ladies' Aid society of the Congregational church. In accordance with her wishes the remains were brought here and funeral services were conducted by Rev J H. Cameron at the Congregational church on Thursday afternoon. Interment was at Forest Hill, beside three children, who died in infancy. Beside the husband and young son, Cyril, who are bereft, two sisters and a brother, residing in Milwaukee survive the deceased. The floral tributes were beautiful. Mrs W. A. Hinsey, of Milwaukee, attended the funeral and assisted in the Eastern Star services.
EDWIN W. PARSONS
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, April 13, 1899 | Page 3
Edwin W. Parsons, who resided a mile east of the village of Eagle, was found drowned in a little pond of water near the village last Friday morning. He had been shearing sheep, received his pay, and had become intoxicated. He started for his home about 8 p.m. and was found dead the next morning within twenty rods of his house. A coroner's jury brought in a verdict of drowning while under the influence of liquor. Mr. Parsons was 55 years old and was a veteran of the civil war. He had recently been granted a pension. Funeral services were held at the residence Saturday afternoon under the auspices of the Eagle Picket Post. Deceased is survived by a widow and eight children.
Waukesha Daily Freeman, Thursday, May 01, 1947 | Page 1
Funeral Services for Mary Parsons Friday
Pewaukee-(Special) Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Parsons, 78, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ned Larson, Hudson, yesterday will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Forest Hill Cemetery here. The Rev. Edward Soper will officiate.
Besides here daughter, Mrs. Parsons is survived by one son, Fred Alton of Pewaukee, four grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
The William R. Hansen funeral home, Pewaukee, is in charge of the services.
ROY C. PARSONS
Waukesha Daily Freeman, Thursday, January 11, 1923 | Page 1
EAGLE RESIDENT DIES AS RESULT OF EXPOSURE
Roy Parsons is found unconscious lying near fence succumbs in Hospital
Roy C. Parsons 40 years of age, a resident of the town of Eagle, and who was well known in Waukesha county, was found in an unconscious condition on Tuesday, lying along side of a fence, and partially covered with snow several miles from his farm home. He was taken to the Eagle hospital, where he was given medical treatment by Drs. J. J. Fitzgerald and F. M. Schmidt, but succumbed late in the evening. Coroner L.F. Lee was called and investigated the case.
On Hunting Trip
Parsons left his home early Monday morning, informing his mother that he was going hunting. When he did not return in the evening his mother thought he had gone to another farm near by, which he owned, to spend the night. When be did not put in an appearance on Tuesday morning Mid Markham and Frank Cowaskl started a search for the missing man. He was found by them several hours later along side of a fence, unconscious.
It was at first thought by Coroner Lee that the man had taken poison, as there were no marks of violence on the body. On further investigation Coroner Lee learned that Parsons had, in his younger life, been subject to attacks of epilepsy, and bad been seized with one of these attacks and died of exposure as a result is the belief of the coroner.
Mr. Parsons was well-known as a horseman, and had exhibited and raced a number of horses at the state and county fairs in southern Wisconsin. He was also known as a sportsman and was reported to have been one of the best shots in the county.
He Is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary Parsons, and three sisters and three brothers: Mrs. Fred Rockteacher, Mrs. Bessie Pitcher, Eagle; Mrs
Edna Faestel, Troy Center; Greeley and Ray at home, and George, of the state of Washington.
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, December 10, 1914 | Page 8
MISS PARTRIDGE PASSES AWAY
DEATH OF WELL-KNOWN EAGLE LADY CAUSES MUCH SORROW
Eagle, December 7:—Miss Margaret Partridge died at her home here Saturday afternoon after a short illness. Funeral services were held at the house Wednesday at 2 o'clock and she was laid to rest in Oak Ridge cemetery; beside her father, mother and brother. Miss Partridge was born in this village, at the old Partridge home, now known as the Colyer place, and has passed most of her life in this vicinity, where she is widely known as a teacher and worker in all movements for the betterment of the young people. She had retired from her active labors planning to enjoy the leisure she so well deserved, and the sincerest sorrow is felt over her death. Surviving her are two brothers, four sisters and a host of friends.
HEBER B. PEARSON
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, December 14, 1905 | Page 8
H.B. Pearson, aged 71, a well-known resident of the county and veteran of the civil war, died at his home near the village of Pewaukee, Tuesday morning. He was formerly engaged in business in Milwaukee. Funeral services will be held under the auspices of the Masonic lodge, assisted by Rev. J.H. Cameron, of Pewaukee.
Source: Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, May 09, 1895 | Page 5
[New Berlin]- Quite a number from here attended the funeral of Mrs. Peck at Prospect Monday.
[Prospect]-On last Saturday, after years of illness of a complication of diseases, died Mary Blott Peck, wife of A.C. Peck and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Blott, aged 35 years. Mrs. Peck had spent her whole life at or near Prospect, and her gentle kindly nature made friends of all who knew her. The last years of her life were a continual struggle with disease, endured with great patience and fortitude. She leaves a husband and three chilren. Funeral services were held at the hosue on Monday and athere was a large gathering of friends.
Card of thanks-A.C. Peck and children which to thank friends of kindnesses tendered in their late great afflication.
Source: Waukesha Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, August 23, 1883 | Page 1
At the home of Thos. Paul in the town of Genesee, Aug. 17, 1883, of dropsy, James Paul, aged 62 years, 5 months and 7 days.
Mr. Paul was born in Dorsetshire, England. In the summer of 1845 he came to America, and having relatives in the town of Genesee, in this county, he came at once to Wisconsin.
He was never married, but being associated with his brother, Thomas Paul, in the business of agriculture, made his home iwth him. His health has been very poor for a number of years, so that he was unable to perform manual labor, but through. all this suffering manifested a cheerful and uncomplaining spirit. A good man has fallen. This community loses a good citizen. The M.E. Church at North Prairie, loses a consistent member and faithful officer, his family lose a loved friend; and wise counsellor, but there is consolation in the belief,, that, what is to us a loss, is to him, an infinite gain. -W. J. F.
J. P. PEIFER
Source: Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, October 26, 1905 | Page 8
Word was received here last Friday of the death at Des Moines, Ia., of J. P. Peifer, a former resident of this city. The body was brought here and the funeral held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from St. Joseph's church, Rev. W. G. Miller officiating.
ESTHER L. PERREN
Source: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel January 7, 1998
Died January 3, 1998, at the age of 87. A resident of the Town of Genesee, she is survived by two sons, one daughter, 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her husband. Memorial service on January 10 at 11:00 AM, at First Congregational Church of Genesee U.C.C. Internment of ashes at Genesee Cemetery.
EMMA G. PERRY
Waukesha Freeman, Wednesday, August 30, 1944 | Page 2
Mrs. Emma G. Perry, widow of W.W. Perry, died at her home Milwaukee, Friday afternoon. Funeral services were held at Phillip J. Weiss funeral rooms Monday at 10 a.m. under the direction of Byron Kilbourn chapter No. 195 O.E.S. Interment was in Eagle Oak Ridge cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Perry were former residents of Eagle and Mrs. Perry had for several years spent her summers at Eagle Springs lake.
FLORENCE DAISY PERRY
Source: Waukesha Freeman May 2, 1895
PERRY-Florence Daisy Perry, eldest daughter of Hon. and Mrs. C.W. Perry, and niece of the late Miss Alice Perry, died at her home on Carroll street, Friday, April 25, after but a few days illness of pneumonia, aged 17. She was born in Pierport, Michigan, and with her mother had resided here since last summer. She attended the Union school and was in Miss Daniel's room. During the brife residence here the family has made many friends, and the death of the lovable young daughter brings sorrow to many hearts. Mr. Perry, who is a member of the Michigan legilature, was summonded from Lansing by telegraph, and was with his daughter during the last days. Funeral services were held on Saturday at the home and were conducted Rev. Dr. C.W. Camp.
HELEN A. PETERSON
Source: Newspaper Unknown
WAUKESHA - Helen A. Peterson of Waukesha, formerly of Big Bend, was born to eternal life Saturday, May 18, 2002, at age 95.
She was the loving mother a daughter and son and the late Floyd Maney; beloved grandmother; great-grandmother; and dear sister-in-law. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Harold, two brothers and six sisters.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at Community Baptist Church, W295-S9060 Clark St., Big Bend. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Interment will be held at Rural Home Cemetery.
Church and Chapel Funeral Service, 549-0659, is serving the Peterson family.
DANIEL T. PETRIE
Source: Newspaper Unknown
BIG BEND - Daniel T. Petrie of Big Bend was born to eternal life Friday, April 28, 2000, at the age of 49. He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Alice.
He was the dear brother, and loving friend. He is further survived by other relatives and many friends.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. today, May 2, at Larsen Bros. New Berlin Chapel, 15250 W. National Ave., with the funeral service at 7 p.m. Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 3, at Rural Home Cemetery in Big Bend.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are appreciated.
Dan was an employee of Skinner & Associates and was a Vietnam veteran, serving his country in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Church and Chapel Funeral Service, 549-0659, is serving the family.
SAMUEL A. PHILBROOK
Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel, Tuesday, February 07, 1893; pg. 2; col H
S.A. Philbrook, an old resident of Pewaukee, died Saturday.
ISABEL MAY PHILLIP
Source: Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, November 01, 1888 | Page 1
On Thursday, October 25th, of scarlet fever, Isabel May, aged 11 years. The decease was a granddaughter of Mr. Robert Phillip of this village. The tender sympathies of the community are with the bereaved family, who are still watching the progress of the dreaded disease in two surviving children.
ALLAN J. PHILIPPI
Source: Newspaper unknown Publication Date: June 3, 2003
Philippi, Allan J. Age 70, formerly of Milwaukee, WI, died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at St. Joesph's Hospital in West Bend, WI. He is survived by his loving wife; sons; daughter; brothers, sisters, and numerous other loving relatives and friends. Private family services were held. The Cremation Society of Wisconsin is serving the family.
HAROLD ELI PHILLIPS
Waukesha Freeman (WI) - November 28, 2001
GENESEE - Harold Eli Phillips, 80, of Genesee, was born to eternal life Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001, at the Masonic Health Care Center in Dousman. He was born April 21, 1921, to Eugene and Elizabeth (nee Richards) Phillips in Tomkins County, N.Y.
The family moved to Waukesha when Harold was six and farmed the James Harvey farm on Sunset Drive until 1943. They moved to Genesee in 1943 where he and his father farmed until 1967 when his parents moved to Florida.
Harold operated his own auto body shop for five years. He then worked at Envirex as a spray painter and painted cars at Russ Darrow Plymouth dealer until his retirement in 1983.
Harold married the former Jane H. Blanchard in 1941. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in October. He was an avid camper and at one time belonged to three camping clubs.
He became a master mason in 1949 and served as master of his lodge. He joined the Order of the Eastern Star in 1951 and served as worthy patron seven times. He was a member of Genesee Congregational Church since 1943.
Harold is survived by his wife, Jane; a daughter; two sons; a daughter-in-law; and a brother. He is also survived by his grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Charles; and a son, Charles.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at Genesee Congregational Church, W306-S5075 Church St., Genesee. A Masonic service will be conducted by Palmyra Lodge No. 68 at 6:45 p.m. and a funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. Interment will be in Genesee Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Wisconsin Masonic Health Care Center, Dousman or the charity of the donor's choice.
The Church and Chapel Funeral Service, 549-0659, is serving the family.
Source: The Milwaukee Journal, (Milwaukee, WI) March 05, 1894; pg. 2; col B
GEORGE PICKELMANN STRANGLES HIMSELF TO DEATH
WAUKESHA, Wis., March 5. - George Pickelmann, aged about 38 years commited suicide last night by hanging himself in the cellar of his house on North street. The reason assigned for the suicide is despondency as he had a payment of $150 to make on his home, which should have been met today, and he did not have quite enough to make up the amount. Yesterday he counted his money over several times and quarreled with his wife over the matter. She says that during the day he went over to his mother's to get some money, and when he returned he renewed the quarrel, finally throwing her to the floor. He then placed his knees upon her chest and choked her until she became unconscious. After that he went to the cellar of the house, the ceiling of which is so low that he could not stand up, but he took a strong packing twine and after tying one end about his neck and the other about a joist, he sat down and deliberately strangled himself. Justice Evans and a jury viewed the remains this morning and an inquest will be held this evening. Mrs. Pickelmann's neck and breast are bruised somewhat.
JULIA (GETTELMAN) PICKHARDT
Menomonee Falls News Feb. 5, 1931
Submitted by Lenora/see contributors page
Mrs. Henry Pickhardt Dies After Long Illness. After an illness of almost ten years, God called home to her reward on Thursday, January 29th, 1931 at 6:20 P.M. Mrs. Juliana Christine Pickhardt, beloved wife of Henry F. Pickhardt, thus closing the earthly life of a loving, cheerful wife, who made the home bright and dear, and of a mother with all a mother's devoted love for her children, at the age of 46 years 7 months and 23 days.
Deceased was born on a farm north of Menomonee Falls on Jun 6, 1884 and was a daughter of the late John Gettelmann and Mary nee Graf. She received together with her two sisters a good Christian school education on the part of her parents and was confirmed by Rev. E. C. Grauer, formerly pastor of St. Paul's Church. She was married to Henry E. Pickhardt, a son of Ernest Pickhardt and Emilie nee Lehmann, on January 23, 1907. The home of this newly married couple was on the farm near Brookfield where they spent many of the happiest years of their lives. Their family consisted of 9 children, two of who died in childhood and one son, Roland preceded his mother in death at the age of 15 years. She was a member of St. Paul's church here. Later upon moving to their own farm, the family attended the services in Trinity Church at Brookfield.
Those who mourn her loss are her husband, Henry Pickhardt and the following children: Louisa, wife of Frank Kampschulte, Milwaukee; Lulu, John, Isabel, Loretta, and Lillian Pickhardt at home. She is also .(rest of article not copied).
LEROY WILLIAM PIEL
Source: Waukesha Freeman, January 10, 2007
LeRoy William Peil
April 11, 1921 - Jan. 8, 2007
LeRoy William Peil, a lifelong resident of Waukesha, passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 8, 2007, at the age of 85. LeRoy was born April 11, 1921, in Waukesha, the son of the late William and Elizabeth (nee Wick) Peil. On June 27, 1942, he married Mabel Schroeder in Waukesha.
LeRoy received the Purple Heart and Silver Star for his valor during World War II while serving with the U.S. Army. He was also a member of the Purple Heart Society, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. LeRoy retired with 25 years of service at the Waukesha Sheriff's Department.
LeRoy was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel; his parents, William and Elizabeth; his sister, Betty Siegle; and brother, Francis J. "Butch" Peil.
LeRoy is survived by his sons; grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is also survived by his best friend; sister-in-law; along with many other relatives and friends.
A visitation for LeRoy will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Thursday, Jan. 11, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Ralph Schultz will officiate. A private family burial will take place at Trinity United Church of Christ Cemetery in Brookfield.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association, 660 E. Mason St., Suite 200, Milwaukee, WI 53202.
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services assisted the family.
THOMAS W. PITTMAN
Waukesha Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, September 21, 1882 | Page 2
Thomas w. Pittman, one of the old settlers of this town, died at his residence in the village of Eagle last Tuesday morning at the ripe old age of 84 years. He leaves a wife and three children, one son and two daughters, all married and well settled in life.
Source: Waukesha Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, June 22, 1899 | Page 4
CARD OF THANKS.
Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Platner desire through The Freeman to express their heartfelt thanks to all who tendered them assistance and sympathy in their
bereavement, suffered in the death of their first born.
MISS ANNA PLUCKHAHN
Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, October 26, 1905 | Page 8
Funeral services for Miss Anna Pluckhahn were held at the home of her sister, Mrs. James Clutterbuck, Huron St., last Wednesday, Rev. W. E. Chalmers officiating. Miss Pluckhahn was thirty-two years of age. She was found dead in her room at the house where she was employed in Milwaukee and had been dead several days before her body was discovered. The family being away at the time. An open gas burner told the story of her death. Besides her sister she leaves two brothers, one, William Pluckhahn, being a resident of this city. The other brother resides in Milwaukee.
Source: Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, September 14, 1899 | Page 1
POELKS-Louis Poelks died at his home in the town of Menomonee September 4, after a residence of thirty-four years in that town. He leaves a wife. Interment was in a Brookfield cemetery.
Source: Menomonee Falls News May 14, 1936
submitted by researcher/see contributors page
Mrs. Catherine Poellman, wife of Michael J. Poellman, aged 55 years died at her home at Granville on Tuesday, May 12. She is survived by her husband, one son, Paul; one daughter, Sister Michaella, her father, Nicholas Becker who is ill at the St. Joseph's Hospital; five sisters, Mrs. A. J. Reith, Milwaukee; Mrs Edward Keipper, Mrs. Nick Dornacker, and Mrs. John Narr, all of Menomonee Falls and Mrs. Henry J. Hauser, Brookfield; three brothers, John Becker, Martin Becker and Nicholas Becker all of Menomonee Falls. Funeral services will be held Friday May 15 at 8:30 A.M. from the residence on Highway 74, Granville to St. Mary's Catholic Church.
MRS. ANNA POOL
Mrs. Anna Pool dies; Lived Here 55 years.
Waukesha Daily Freeman (Waukesha, Wisconsin) 1946 February 11
Mrs. Anna Pool, 71, a resident of Waukesha for the past 55 years, died at her home, 201 N. West ave., Sunday. She was born in the town of Lisbon and is survived by one son, Ira of Milwaukee; four sisters, Mrs. Edward Otto of Waukesha, Mrs. Leonard Otto of Tomahawk, Wis., Mrs. Andrew Dent of Wago, Tex., and mrs. Gust Gerbensky of Lannon, besides two brothers, Frank Gumm of Waukesha and Charles Gumm of Sussex.
The body will lie in state at the Erling Larsen funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the funeral home.
Plan Funeral Rites for Mrs. Anna Pool
Waukesha Daily Freeman (Waukesha, Wisconsin) > 1946 > February > 12
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Pool, 71, a resident of Waukesha for the past 55 years, who died at her home, 201 N. East ave., Sunday, will be held from the Erling Larsen funeral home Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Interment will be in the family lot at the Prairie Home cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7p.m.
Waukesha Daily Freeman, Wednesday, January 07, 1948 | Page 4
Mrs. Alvina Poppe, 62, died at the Waukesha Memorial hospital Friday evening. The elderly lady and been suffering from a fractured hip that resulted from a fall in her home about two weeks ago.
Born in Germany, march 10, 1855, Mrs. Poppe came to this country when she was 20 years old. She was united in marriage to William Poppe in Palmyra in 1882. He preceded her in death in 1935. They had three children, two of which also preceded her in death. She has made her home with her son, William in the village of Eagle.
Funeral services were held in Smith's funeral parlor, Palmyra, on Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. Rev. Ralph Edwards officiated. The burial was in Oak Ridge cemetery at Eagle. She is survived by her one son and his wife and one grandchild, Eric. also one sister, Mrs. Polly Wright, Waukesha, and several nieces and nephews.
Source: The Milwaukee Journal, (Milwaukee, WI) [March 26, 1895]; pg. 7; col A
DEATH OF EDWARD PORTER, A WAUKESHA PIONEER.
WAUKESHA, Wis., March 25. - Edward Porter, aged 77 years, died Sunday morning at his home on East Broadway in this village after a long illness. He was well known throughout the county and state. Mr. Porter was born in Yorkshire, England, in 1818, and in 1815 went to Canada, where he was employed by the Canadian government as a veterinary surgeon. In 1850 he arrived in Waukesha (then Prairieville) and superintended the construction of the first side-track of the St. Paul at Waukesha. He held many appointments connected with the road and was sent to Madison many times as a lobbyist. Mr. Porter had lived on the Broadway farm since 18??. He imported the first Cotswold sheep brought to Waukesha county. He had not been in good health since 1885, when he retired from active business. Mr. Porter during his life held several positions in the village, such as supervisor, trustee of Carroll college and president of the Waukesha County Agricultural society. In 1846 he was married at Toronto to Miss Elizabeth Hetherington, who died in 1887. Six children were born to them, of whom only two are now living, Miss Elizabeth A. and Mrs. Edward Foster, who resides in this village. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house.
MRS. SERENA L. PORTER
Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) August 06, 1896; pg. 10; col A
Waukesha News Notes Death of Mrs. Serena L. Porter at Mukwonago
Waukesha, Wis., Aug. 5 - Mrs. Serena L. Porter, aged 89, died at the home of her son, R. L. Porter in Mukwonago, yesterday. She was a native of Massachusetts, lived in Vermont several years and came to Wisconsin in 1840, where she has since resided. Besides her son she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Susan Daniels of Harvey, Ill. The funeral services will be held at Mr. Porter's residence to-morrow morning at 11 o'clock, the Rev. Dr. Camp of this city and the Rev. Mr. Brown of Mukwonago, officiating.
MRS. LUCY POTTER
Source: THE WAUKESHA FREEMAN, THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 1914
News has been received of the death of Mrs. Lucy Potter, formerly of Big Bend, at her home in East Las Vegas, N.M. She was buried near her old home in Waterloo, Wis., Saturday of last week. She leaves a husband and two children. Mrs. Potter an active worker in the W.C.T.U. while resident in her home in this section.
Waukesha Daily Freeman, Monday, March 08, 1954 | Page 11
Pewaukee Woman Dies At Home of Son
PEWAUKEE — Mrs. Salma Prager, 87, of the town of Pewaukee, died Sunday at the home of her son, Carl, at Pewaukee.
Mrs. Prager was a native of Germany. For many years she and her husband, who preceded her in death about 19 years ago had a farm in the town of Pewaukee.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the William R. Hansen funeral home, Pewaukee, the Rev. Gene M. Prostek officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery, Pewaukee. The body will be in state after 2 p.m.
WILLIAM F. PRAGER
Source: Waukesha Daily Freeman, Waukesha, Wisconsin, Wednesday, 12 Dec 1951
Submitted by Researcher/see contributors page
William F. Prager, 49, died yesterday at his residence at East Troy route 1. His wife, Margaret, suvives with four-children, Frederick W., Patricia L., Robert D. and Ronald G. He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. Selma Prager of Pewaukee, two brothers, John of Waukesha route 1 and Carl of Pewaukee; and three sisters, Mrs. Rose Schreider, Mrs. Lucy Nielson and Mrs. Ann Schmidt, all of Waukesha. The funeral will be in Mukwonago Friday at 8:30 a.m. from the Powers funeral home to St. James parish at 9 a.m. Interment will be at St. Peter and Paul's cemetery in Duplainville...
MARGARET (GRISWOLD) PRAGER O'NEILL
Source: Waukesha Freeman, 7 Apr 2000
Submitted by Researcher/see contributors page
Margaret was the daughter of Willard Milton Griswold and Julia C. Schmitz. She married 1st William F. Prager and 2nd Eugene A. O'Neill.
DOUSMAN - Margaret O'Neill (nee Griswold), formerly Prager, died April 6, 2000, at age 91. She was a dear mother; sister; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation is Monday from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 830 Highway NN East, Mukwonago. Interment will be at Sts Peter and Paul Cemetery in City of Pewaukee.
ALEXANDER F. PRATT
Source: From Wisconsin Historical Collection V. 7, p 464
At Waukesha, on the 30th of November (1874), Alexander F. Pratt breathed his last. Born in Westmoreland, N.H., September 4th, 1813, he came to Milwaukee in 1836, and settled at Prairieville, now Waukesha, in the following spring. In February, 1837, he traveled over the eminence where our capital now stands, covered with snow, with no sign of human habitation for many miles around. He subsequently served as constable and deputy sheriff of Milwaukee County, and was twice chosen sheriff of Waukesha County, and in the early part of the war was sutler of Barstow's Calvary. For the past twenty years, he has been for most of the time connected with the press-first as Madison correspondent of the Daily Wisconsin, and subsequently as editor and proprietor of the Waukesha Plaindealer. He was vigilant, faithful, and untiring in the discharge of public duties, and possessed a damentine will, a wonderful energy of nature, and a infaltering devotion to his chosen friends. A ready writer, and a lover of pioneer men and pioneer reminiscence, he delighted to recount individuals and anecdotes of Juneau and his fellow compeers of early times in Wisconsin.
DEATH OF ALEXANDER F. PRATT AT WAUKESHA YESTERDAY.
Source: Milwaukee Daily Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) December 01, 1874; Issue 274; col F
Waukesha, Nov. 30. - The veteran and well-known editor of The Plaindealer, Alexander F. Pratt, died at his residence in this village about 2 o'clock this morning, after a lingering illness of many months duration. Mr. Pratt was born in Vermont in 1810, and emigrated to Wisconsin in 1835, settling near the then rising town of Prairieville, now Waukesha, from which time forth, both as editor and politician, he was prominently identified with the affairs of the county, and, during Democratic ascendancy, somewhat with those of the state. He expected to winter in a warmer climate.
GEORGE C. PRATT
Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel. (Milwaukee, WI) January 02, 1895; col F
DEATH OF GEORGE C. PRATT.
HE WAS ONE OF THE EARLY SETTLERS OF WAUKESHA COUNTY.
Waukesha, Wis., Jan. 1. - At 5 o'clock this morning George C. Pratt, one of the early residents of Waukesha, died at his home in this village. Mr. Pratt was a native of New Hampshire and came to this state in 1843. He served in various local positions in earlier years, being a justice of the peace, assessor and supervisor, at various times. He also was secretary of the County Agricultural society for a considerable period, and superintendent of the county poor farm. For a number of years he has been blind and incapacitated for business. He was 83 years of age. Mr. Pratt was a brother of the late Alexander F. Pratt, who was prominent in Wisconsin in pioneer days. The funeral will take place at 1 p. m. Thursday at St. Matthias' Episcopal church.
Waukesha Daily Freeman, Monday, November 14, 1921 | Page 5
At the age of fifty years Chauncey Prescott, a resident of Pewaukee died on Saturday evening at his home. He is survived by his widow and four children. Mrs. Bert Leadly of Waukesha, Margaret Laura, and Vivian at home. The funeral was held this afternoon from the residence. Interment was in Forest Hill cemetery, Pewaukee.
Source: Waukesha Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, September 10, 1896 | Page 5
Frank Proctor died at a sanitarium in Chicago last Sunday at 4:30 p.. after two weeks of intense suffering. He has been ill for the past year, at times suffering terribly. Frank was a kind hearted fellow, loved by all who knew him. He was 42 years old. The funeral was held at the house Wednesday at 10 o'clock, Rev. K. Kilbourn of Pewaukee, and Rev. John Ward, of this place taking charge of the service. The remains were interred in the village cemetery.
JAMES PROCTOR, JR.
Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, May 20, 1909 | Page 13
The Late James Proctor.
The following notices of the death at Waupaca. of James Proctor, are taken from papers in that city:
(From the Post).
Last Sunday at 2 o'clock - a. m. James Proctor, president of the Waupaca Felting Mills, died at his home on Churchill St. after a short illness having been about his duties until within a week of his death. He was not very rugged and nervous prostration or general debility is given as the cause of his death. Deceased was forty-five years of age and very popular with all who had come in contact with him during his residence of about—two years in the city.
He leaves a. wife, a little son aged four and a little daughter aged two years, besides a brother, Wm; Proctor, who was associated with him in the Felting Mills, and a sister, Mrs. Alexander, of this city, and a father, three brothers and two sisters living at Genesee, where the deceased was taken for burial.
Short services were held by Rev. A. T. Erickson at the house Monday at 8:30 and the immediate family left at 10:27 for Genesee with the body for interment near the mother who was laid at rest about a year ago.
The bereaved family has the sympathy of the entire community which also has sustained a great loss in the death of one of its most public spirited citizens.
(From the Record).
James Proctor, Jr., president of the Waupaca Felting Mills, died at his home in this city on Sunday night from uraemic coma at the age of 45 years.
He was born in Monticello, Wis. on Mar. 19, 1864. Later he moved tt Genesee with his parents and about four years ago he came to Waupaca with his family. He, with his brother William, purchased the woolen mill and converted it into a felting mill or hat factory.
He is survived, by a wife, one son and one daughter, his father, four sisters and three brothers. The funeral service conducted by Rev. Erickson was held from his late residence on Tuesday morning at 8:30 o'clock and the remains taken on the 10:27 a. m. train to Genesee, the home of his father James Proctor, Sr., from which the burial service was held on Wednesday afternoon with interment in the Genesee cemetery. The funeral partly consisted of the bereaved family and Mr. and Mrs. William Proctor of this city.
Source: THE WAUKESHA FREEMAN, THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 1914
GENESEE PIONEER DIES AT AGE OF 93
James Proctor, Veteran Wool Man, Genesee, Expires.
CAME TO THIS COUNTY IN 1868.
Proprietor of Genesee Mills Left England
70 years Ago to Seek Fortune in States.
James Proctor, who with, his sons have operated the woolen, mills: at Genesee for several generations, died at his home in Genesee on Tuesday. He was ninety-three years and nearly three months of age, and had been actively engaged in wool textile manufacture in this country for seventy years.
Mr. Proctor remained active in his business to within a few days. Until a year ago in July he kept the accounts for his mill, but at that time his eyesight became poor and he relinquished that duty. He was a well preserved man in his nineties, and had scarcely been ill in his life.
At Genesee 45 Years.
Mr. Proctor and his family have resided in Genesee for the past forty-five years, having settled there in 1868. He was well known through the county and to the wool textile trade in Milwaukee.
A native of Yorkshire, England, he left his home at the age of fourteen with an elder brother and came to America. The boys set up a woolen mill on the banks of the Hudson above New York and remained there five years before moving some fity (sic) miles up the river to a new location, where they remained another five five (sic) years.
Had a Nomadic Career, From the latter point the boys moved to Bushkill, Pa., where James was married to Miss Sarah Ann Title. They removed to another Pennsylvania town, returned to England and then came to Janesville in 1854: He next moved to Mineral Point and then to Cedarville and then to Monticello, always engaged in the woolen textile business.
In 1868, however, the family moved to Genesee, where they have since resided. Mr. Proctor bought the woolen mill there. Here his sons were interested in the work and entered the mill, and he lived to see three generations of his family interested in the same business establishment.
Those Who Survive.
There are surviving seven children, ten grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren. The children are William, Scandinavi; Eugene H., Milton; John M., Genesee; Hattie L, Racine; Lillian E., Genesee; Mrs. James Griffith, and Mrs. Frank Alexander. A few days before his death Mr. Proctor received a cane from a textile trade publication in recognition of his long service in the trade. On February 22 his daughter, Lillian, wrote an acknowledgement, saying that Mr. Proctor was in the best of health
The funeral will be held tomorrow at 2:30 p. m., from the residence the Rev. Mr. Perry officiaiing. Interment will be at Genesee.
Source: Waukesha Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, January 22, 1891 | Page 5
Mrs. Milton Proctor is suffering from an attack of pneumonia.
Waukesha Journal, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Saturday, January 31, 1891 | Page 8
Mrs. Jennie E. Proctor of Genesee, died Jan. 27, of pneumonia, in her thirty-fifth year. She leaves three small children who are thus bereft of a mother's love and care.
Milton her husband had lost use of his arm just prior to her getting sick. See Proctor marriages.
Source: Waukesha Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, February 05, 1891 | Page 5
Mukwonago-Mrs. G. Ellis has the sympathy of her many friends in her loss of her sister, Mrs. Proctor of Genesee. The Ellis family are in Genesee yet.
Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, December 07, 1916 | Page 8
An honored resident of Genesee, Mr. Milton J. Proctor, aged 62 years, died last Friday, Dec. 1st, of bronchial pneumonia, which was a shock to his family and his many friends. Though he had been retired from business for several years on account of ill health, Milton, as he was familiarly known, was a man of strong will power and lived a determined hope of recovering. He sepnt a part of Thanksgiving day with friends at Saylesville and died Friday night at 10:30 o'clock at his home, a few blocks from the depot where he had lived the most of his life.
Deceased was affiliated for many years in the woolen mills business with his father, James Proctor, who died two years ago at the age of 92. Funeral services were held on Monday at the Congregational church, the Rev. Mr. Tink of North Prairie officiating. Interment was in the Genesee Village cemetery.
Besides his widow he leaves one daughter, Mrs. Sadie Clausen, of Litchfield, Minn., and five grandchildren; Reta, 11 years; Isabelle, Genevieve, Rollie and Jack, children of his son, Arthur, who died here in his father's home four years ago. There also survive, four sisters, mrs. Hannah Griffith, Mrs. Frank Alexander, miss Lillian, of Genesee, and Hettie, of Raeine; two brothers, Eugene of Genesee, and William of Scandinavia, Wis. There are also three step-children. All were in attendance of the funeral except the sister, Lillian, who was ill. All deeply mourn the loss of the loved one.
MRS. SARAH A. PROCTOR.
Source: Waukesha Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, December 12, 1907 | Page 4
At her home in the town of Genesee last Thursday evening occurred the death of Mrs. James Proctor, aged 82, who had resided in that town since 1868. She had been ill for a long time Mrs. Proctor's maiden name was Sarah Tittle and she was born in Pennsylvania. There she married Mr. Proctor and they became the parents of ten children. Of these four sons and four daughters survive —Eugene, Milton and Lillian B., and Mrs. James Griffith, of Genesee; Hettie L. of Racine, and James, William and Mrs. Frank Alexander, of Waupaca.
Funeral services, were held Sunday morning at the Proctor home, Rev. Mr. Vater officiating. James Proctor has for many years been proprietor of the Genesee woolen mills and he and his wife have been among the most widely known and highly esteemed residents of that town.
COL. FRANK HOWELL PUTNEY
COL. FRANK HOWELL PUTNEY, only son of Capt. Foskett M. and Clarissa Putney, of Waukesha, was born at the Rockford House, Rockford, Ill., Oct. 13, 1841; 1845, when he retired to his farm at Prospect Hill, Waukesha Co., where, in the mean time, having been appointed Postmaster in 1846, he remained until 1850, at which time he removed to Waukesha, where he now resides in the full enjoyment of a hale and prosperous old age.
MRS. SARAH PUTNEY
Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, May 03, 1877 | Page 3
It becomes a sad duty this week to record the death of Mrs. Sarah Putney, widow of the late A. S. Putney, who breathed her last on Friday at one p.m., after an illness of a number of years. She was highly esteemed in his community as a lady possessed of many excellent traits, a true and devoted wife, an affectionate mother, and a pure Christian woman.
Mrs. Putney was born at Rushville, N. Y. on April 28th, 1813, aud was therefore 64 years of age at her death. In 1837 she accompanied her husband to this state. They settled on a farm in Pewaukee the same year and resided there until 1866, when they took up their residence in this village. Mr. Putney then entered into the mercantile business following it with success until his death which occurred about a year and a half ago. Since her husband's death Mrs. Putney's health has gradually failed, though it was not thought until a short time before the final summons came that death was so near. She was the mother of ten children, five of whom are living to hold in sweet remembrance the many acts of love and affection rendered by their devoted parent. She has gone, but is not forgotten. Friends will sadly miss her but cannot fail to receive consolation in the knowledge that she died cherishing hopes of a bright and more perfect life beyond the grave.