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Source: The Milwaukee sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) October 30, 1898; pg. 10; Issue 47; col B

News of Waukesha Death of Miss Anna Sackett, a Pioneer Resident
Death of Miss Anna Sackett, a Pioneer Resident.

Waukesha, Wis., Oct. 29 - Miss Anna Sackett died this morning. She was 55 years old and this was her birthday. She leaves a sister, Mrs. Sarah J. Teed of Kansas City, who is the only surviving member of the family.

Miss Sackett disposed of her property by will made in August, 1897. Under its provisions most of the estate goes to her sister, Mrs. Teed, though there are several legacies to other relatives and a bequest of $2,000 to trustee who are to keep that amount invested so that the income shall be used for the higher education of some young person who may be recommended by the trustees of the Baptist church here for the four years now beginning, of the Methodist Church for the next four years, and of the Presbyterian church for the next four; afterwards proceeding in the same order, indefinitely.



Source: newspaper unknown

Saeger, Walter H.
Sun. July 22nd, age 75 years, beloved husband of Margaret (nee Lohse). Dear father of two sons and one daughter, four sisters and one brother. Also survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives. Complete Services Tuesday July 24th at 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Interment Wisconsin Memorial Park. Visitation Tues. 4-8 P.M. Krause Funeral Home 9020 W. Capital Dr.



Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) - May 16, 2004
Submitted by Researcher/see contributors page

Salentine, Mary Kathryn (Nee Ambs) Found peace May 14, 2004 at the age of 88 years. Dear wife of the late John Thomas Salentine. Loving mother; Dear grandma of 10 grandchildren and proud great-grandma of 12 great-grandchildren. Sister-in-law. Also remembered by other relatives and friends. Visitation Wednesday, May 19 at San Camillo Chapel, 10200 W. Bluemound Rd., from 4PM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 6PM with a reception to follow. Private Graveside Services St. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Pewaukee. Memorials to the St. Camillus Foundation appreciated. RITTER Michael Feerick Associate Brookfield (262) 782-5330



Source: Newspaper Unknown
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Residence 13200 W. National Ave., passed away Wed. Dec 17, 1969, aged 58 years, beloved husband of Eleanor, dear father of Mrfs. Elaine Koch, Donald and Jean Saltzmann, 6 grandchildren, 1 son-in-law, Arnold; further survived by three brothers, 1 sister and other relatives and friends. Funeral Sat., Dec.20, at 2 p.m. at Wisconsin Memorial Park Chapel, 13235 W. Capitol Dr.. Entombment Wisconsin Memorial Park. In state Fri from 4 to 9 p.m. at the West Allis Borgwardt Funeral Home, 1603 S. 81st St. and at the Chapel from 1 p.m. Sat until time of services.



Source: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel April 8, 2001
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LtCol, U. S. Army (Ret)
Died April 5, 2001, at the age of 51. A resident of Waukesha, he was born in Milwaukee on August 8, 1949. He graduated from UW-Milwaukee and retired from the U.S. Army Reserve 84th Division. He is survived by his wife and son, also his father, one brother, and three sisters, along with other relatives and friends. Funeral services to be held April 9 at 7:00 PM at the Wisconsin Memorial Park Chapel of The Chimes, Brookfield, WI. Burial will be in Wisconsin Memorial Park.



Source: newspaper unknown probably Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

survivors edited for privacy

Sandvold, Luke E. Went to be with Jesus June 5, 1996, Age 7 yrs. Loving son, best friend and brother, grandson. Further survived by his great-grandparents; many Christian relatives and friends also his many classmates and friends at St. Matthews Lutheran School, Oconomowoc. Visitation at St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church. S66 W14325 Janesville Rd. (Hwy 24) Muskego, Sat. June 8 from 12-2 PM Service to follow at 2 PM. Interment St. Pauls Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Matthews Lutheran School, Oconomowoc. Hartson Funeral Home



Source: The Milwaukee Journal, (Milwaukee, WI) January 15, 1894; pg. 2; col C

Mrs. Otis Sargeant, of Mukwonago, who died last week, was buried yesterday from the Universalist church.

Source: The Milwaukee Journal, (Milwaukee, WI) January 15, 1894; pg. 2; col C

A. J. Frame and family of this place attended the funeral of Mrs. Sargeant at Mukwonago yesterday.



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

Another gold star is to be placed on our honor roll, bringing much sorrow to the home and many friends of George Sargent, who has grown to manhood in this community, George was not as sturdy and robust as required for active service and was given work in the Motor Transport service, at Ft. Leavenworth, and later placed at office work there. He had been promised a furlough for Christmas and was making plans to come home when he was stricken with pneumonia, and lived only two days. He was 24 years of age, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Edw. Sargent, who with his two sisters, survive him. His remains were interred in Oak Ridge cemetery with military honors on Sunday afternoon.



Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) February 23, 1893; pg. 8; col A


Waukesha, Wis., Feb. 22. - Last evening occurred the death of William M. Saunders at his home in this village at the age of 78 years. He was one of the early settlers of Waukesha county and first made his home on a farm in the town of Menomonee, where he resided until about six years ago. His death resulted from paralysis from which he has suffered for a year or more. Mr. Saunders was a native of New York and was married at Brockport in that state to Catherine Beedle June 11, 1844. During the same year they took up their home in this state. His wife and a son, Lyman L. Saunders of Milwaukee, and a daughter, Mrs. A. A. Oliver of Fall River, Wis., survive him. Mr. Saunders was one of the first justices of the peace in Menomonee, and the preliminary hearing in the Bonham murder case, the first in the county, was before him. In politics he was a staunch Republican. The funeral will be held on Friday at 2 P. M. and the services will be under the direction of Waukesha lodge, F. and A. M.



Source: Waukesha Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, February 18, 1915 | Page 5

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Sayles died Thusday, Feb. 11, and was buried at Genesee cemetery Saturday afternoon



Waukesha Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, June 04, 1946 | Page 2

Mary Olson Sayles of Genesee Dies Tuesday

Mrs. Mary Olson Sayles, 84, former resident of Genesee Village, died Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Felix Hansen, 1979 S 79th St., West Allis. She was born in Tonsvinger, Norway, on Feb. 19, 1862, and came to this country at the age of eight with her parents, four brothers and two sisters. The family made its home in Genesee and she was married to Stephen Sayles in the fall of 1870.

She is survived by Mrs. Hansen, and Mrs. Pearl Hayes of West Allis, Edwin Sayles of Genesee, Orhe Sayles of Three Lakes, Wis., and Daniel Sayles of Genesee Depot. Also surviving are 18 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p m. from the Borgwardt funeral home, 1603 S. 81st. st, West Allis. Interment will be in the Genesee village cemetery.



Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, January 29, 1914 | Page 4

Stephen Sayles, all his life a resident of this county, died at his home in the village of Genesee, January 21. He suffered a stroke of paralysis eight months ago and never recovered.

Mr. Sayles belonged to the Sayles family, after whom the village of Saylesville was named.  His father, Donaldson Sayles, and his uncle Whitman Sayles, were among the earliest settlers in that part of the county. They assisted in building the old Saylesville mill.

Stephen Sayles spent most of his life in the school district in which Saylesville is located, but about twenty years ago moved to Genesee village.

He followed the trade of stone mason. He leaves surviving three sons and two daughters: Daniel, Edward, Orlando, Mrs. Arthur Proctor and Cora, all of Genesee. Funeral services will be held at the residence Friday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. J. M. Perry officiating. Interment in the Genesee cemetery.



Source:The Milwaukee Sentinel (Milwaukee WI) September 22, 1887; pg. 2; col D



Waukesha Sept. 21. - The preliminary examination of Joseph Lynch charged with having killed Peter Schadron near Monches is in progress here. John Hagerty testified that all the parties to the ride were more or less intoxicated and that the quarrel arose out of Lynch's being obliged to ride in the box of the wagon. Schadron after some abuse from Lynch knocked his hat off into the road. Lynch continuing his abuse. Schadron jumped from the wagon to fight him and was stabbed in the temple half an inch of the blade remaining in the wound. Lynch fled and Schadron returned to the wagon unconscious of the fact that he had been knifed. Dr. Campbell of Monches who dressed the wound was not told of the piece of knife blade and did not discover it until the Sunday after Schadron's death.



Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, June 02, 1898 | Page 5

BLODGETT: John J. Schaefer, a native of Unteramt Durach, Weurtemberg, died at his home here, on May 30th, 1898, aged 63 years, 15 months and 14 days. The funeral occurred at the family residence on Wednesday at 2 o'clock p. m. The Rev. J. Herzog officiated. A delegation of G. A. R. comrades attended the funeral from Waukesha. His death resulted from la grippe, contracted last autumn. Deceased was a member of Co. C., 35th Wisconsin Volunteers, and was a brave soldier, and an honored citizen. He leaves a widow and two grown sons to mourn his death.



Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, August 05, 1862 | Page 3

DEATH or MICHAEL, SCHAEFER-Our townsman, Mr, Martin Schaefer, received a letter last week, conveying the sad intelligence of the death of his brother, Michael, of fever, at Helena, Arkansas, on the 18th ult. Mr. Schaefer was a member of the Benton Hussars, and was among the first in our county to take up arms in defence of his adopted country. His company has the credit of being second to none of the gallant army of the Southwest, and was constantly in active service, and at the battle of Pea Ridge, performed heroic deeds of daring.  He died for the maintenace of those great principles of liberty, which the South is striving to destroy; and the highest eulogy which can crown the soldier's brow, was volunteered by his commander, Capt. Lehmann, to wit: " He was the best man I had."  Mr. Schaefer was about 27 years of age, and died from the effects of a protracted fever.  All honor to the gallant man who has fallen in defense of our flag.



Source: Unknown

Schafer, Esther M.(Meissner)/d. December 2, 1999/age 94 years/Wife of the late Willard/Mother of one daughter and the late Rev. Mark Schafer. Grandma of 5 and great-grandma of 8. Preceded in death by her 2 brothers Albert and Rueben Meissner and 2 sisters Ruby Dibble and Vieva Culver. Further survived by other relatives, and friends. Esther taught school for 21 years and was a life time member of First Baptist Church. Memorials to First Baptist Church appreciate.



Source: Milwaukee Journal Feb. 18, 1977

Rose Schamp Nee Gauger, Feb. 16, 1977 age 67 years. Beloved wife of Curtis Schamp, also survived by cousins and other relatives and friends. Funeral Sat., Feb. 19 at 10:30 A.M. at the HARDER FUNERAL HOME, 4217 W. Fond du Lac Ave. Interment Sunnyside Cemetery. Friends may call from 9:30 A.M. Sat. until time of services.



Waukesha Freeman (WI) - November 3, 2003

Gladys K. Scheel, 89, of Watertown, formerly of Wautoma and Waukesha, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, at Watertown Memorial Hospital.

The former Gladys Klussendorf was born in Phillips on May 22, 1914, the daughter of William and Bertha (nee Keeble) Klussendorf. On Dec. 25, 1937, she married Clarence Scheel. He preceded her in death on Jan. 4, 2001.

Gladys had been a teacher in the New Berlin school system for 32 years and retired in 1978. She developed the New Berlin School District's remedial reading program. She was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ, the Watertown Senior Center, the Order of the Eastern Star and Chapter Alpha Phi Sigma of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society of the International Honors Society for Womens Education.

Survivors include her children; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister; one brother; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, William and Ralph Klussendorf, and one sister, Ruth Vick.

Funeral services for Gladys were held Friday, Oct. 31, at First Congregational United Church of Christ. Burial was held at Genesee Cemetery.

Memorials to the First Congregational United Church of Christ or the Watertown Senior and Community Center would be appreciated.

Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Watertown, (920) 261-3439, assisted the family with arrangements.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Wednesday, July 21, 1926 | Page 7


PEWAUKEE — Augustus Scheele, 62, died on July 15, after 3 weeks of sickness, following an operation for an affection of the throat from which he had suffered for a long time. Last rites were held at the home, Sunday afternoon, with interment in Forest Hill cemetery. Rev. Mr. Sheard conducted the services. The deceased was born in Madison, Jan. 27, 1864, and there received his education, and entered the employ of the C. M. & St. P.R.R. Co., as telegrapher.  He served the company uninterruptedly for 45 years, the latter portion of which time being spent here as head of the passenger and express offices.  Mr. Scheele is survived by his wife, two sons, Dr. Frank Sheele of Waukesha and Grover Scheele, of Wauwatosa, and his daughter, Miss Esther Scheele, at home; Miss Gladys Scheele, a niece, who resided with the family since early childhood, also survives.  Mrs. Athia Minard, of Ottosen, Iowa, sister of Mrs. Scheele, arrived here Saturday, to attend the funeral.  A niece, Mrs. Mabel Laughlin, Clinton,, Iowa, also attended the services.  Mr. and Mrs. Claude Clark, Anadarko, Oklahoma, came here a few days before Mr. Scheele's death and will remain for a time.  Others who came to attend the funeral included Mrs. Albert Braun and husband, Waukegan, Ill.; August Scheele and daughter, and August Martin, of Black Earth, Wis.; Mrs. Myers and Mr. and Powerll, Kenosha; w.J. Thiele, W.D. Carrick and wife; G.H. Borgman and Thomas Pluck.  A number of officials of the St. Paul R.R. Co. where among those in attendance.



Source: The Milwaukee Journal
Sent in by researcher/see contributors page

Scheer, Mildred M.
(nee Schwensow) Feb. 20, 1992, aged 88 years. Beloved wife of the late Jack Scheer. Dear mother of 2 daughters. Dear sister of Ray (Alice Schwensow) and Myrtle Netzow of Fox Lake, WI. Further survived by 7 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other friends and relatives. Mildred was a member of Bethel-Bethany United Church of Christ. Funeral Services Mon. Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation 4 p.m. funtil time of service. Private interment Wisconsin Memorial Park. Memorials appreciated to Bethel-Bethay United Church of Christ, 2566 N. 54th St., Milwaukee, WI 53210



Waukesha Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Monday, June 09, 1947 | Page 9

William W. Schirmacher, 46, died Saturday following a heart attack at the Edgewood Inn, where he was employed. He lived on route 1, Pewaukee, and was born in Tomahawk, Wis., April 1, 1901.

He is survived by two children, Roland and Patricia; his mother, Mrs. Anna Schirmacher, Waukesha; one brother, Arthur, Pewaukee; two sisters, Mrs. Clara Jordan, Monroe, and Mrs. Russell Green, Pewaukee.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 11, at 2 p. m. at the Erling Larsen Funeral home, the Rev, Henry Woyahn officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Home cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p. m. tonight.



Source: Menomonee Falls News Sept 1, 1922
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Mrs. Charles Schlafer, nee Bessie Mace, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 5:30 P.M. after a lingering illness. Death came at the age of 44 years 24 days. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:45 P.M.l from the residence to Emanuel's Evangelical Church. Rev. W. J. Hillman will officiate. Interment will take place in Granville Cemetery. Deceased is survived by her husband and 4 children, Kathryn, Irene, Ruth and Charles Jr., besides her mother, Mrs. Elisabeth Mace and 4 sisters, Mrs. Ursela Pike, Mrs. Leona Weeks, Misses Viola and Marion Mace. Mrs. Schlafer was a graduate of Menomonee Falls High School, South Side High School, Milwaukee and Milw. Normal School. She was a kindergarten teacher in the 3rd Ward Milwaukee for seven years. She was a loving wife, a kind mother and neighbor and will be missed by all those who knew here. The casket will not be opened after the funeral leaves the residence.


CORA SCHLAEFER (sic) (Schlafer)

Source: Menomonee Falls News Feb. 13, 1947
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DAUGHTER OF EARLY PIONEERS HERE, DIES. Mrs. Cora Schlaefer(sic) (nee Nehs) aged 70 years, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Lives at Rockford, Illinois on Saturday, February 8. Mrs. Schlaefer was a native of Menomonee Falls, the daughter of the late William and Margaret Schuck Nehs and born here on December 16, 1876. Her parents were natives of Pennsylvania and came to Wisconsin around 1846, and settled in Menomonee Falls at a time when this village was barely more than a mere settlement of a few families. Much of Mrs. Schlaefer's life was spent in this community, later moving to Germantown then to Milwaukee to live with her daughter and for the past several years at Rockford, Illinois. Surviving her are two sons; Ardell of Grand Forks, N. Dakota and Ivan of Freeport, Illinois; one daughter Dorothy Lives, Rockford, Ill; also 6 grandchildren; one sister Mrs. Hattie Schmidt, Cedar Falls, Iowa. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the A. A. Schmidt & Sons Funeral Home under the auspices of Aurora Chapter No. 84 of the Eastern Star. The Rev. Washburn of Rockford, Illinois also officiated in the services. Interment was in the Emanuels church cemetery.



Source: Menomonee Falls News, Sept 11, 1941
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S. P. Schlafer, Oldest Citizen Here, Passes Away on Sept 10. Wednesday, Sept 10, marks the passing of Menomonee Falls' oldest and well known citizen, S. P. Schlafer who would have attained the age of ninety-one years. Death came quiet and peacefully which characterized his entire life. At his advance age Mrs. Schlafer carried on an active life keeping up with the trend of the times doing much reading, and even up to a few hours before his passing away, devoted his energies to that of going over business problems of his mil. Mr. Schlafer was born in South Germantown, Washington county, on Sept 27, 1850, the son of Jacob and Catherine Lichte Schlafer, both natives of Germany who came to this country to make their home. The first twenty-six years of his life was spent in the town of Germantown. After his marriage to Miss Sarah A. Leister, native of Granville, he made his home in Menomonee Falls, later moving back to his father's farm where they live for four years. In 1881 Mr. Schlafer and M. F. Lepper, purchased the Menomonee Falls Mills, and in 1890, Mr. Schlafer sold his interests. A year later, in partnership with J. J. Huebner and his brother J. L. Schlafer, he built the Enterprise Roller Mills, the same firm which today is known as Schlafer's Mill. In the years between 1890 and the present date, Mr. Schlafer purchased the interest belonging to his brother and his son, Charles, the interests of Mr.Huebner. Thus the business was owned by father and son. Second to none was hi interest and devotion to his church and Sunday School. He joined the Emanuel Evangelical church in 1864 and has attended its services and its Sunday School classes every Sunday up until two weeks ago, when his health would not permit his attendance. Practically his entire life was spent in the village of Menomonee Falls the he home he himself built in 1887. Last year he sold his home and moved with his daughter and son-in-law to a beautifully little home which borders on the ravine along the Menomonee River. Surviving Mr. Schlafer are two sons, Charles W. Of this village and George of Bloomington, Ind.; two daughters, Mrs. Clinton Schunk and Mrs. B. F. Siewert, both of this village; also seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Saturday at the Emanuel Evangelical church with the Rev. H. H. Ferch officiating. Burial will be at the West Granville cemetery. The body will be in state at the Funeral Home of A. A. Schmidt & Sons on Friday afternoon and evening and at the church from 11 o'clock Saturday morning until the time of service.



Source: Menomonee Falls News Jan. 20, 1938
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Mrs. Lena Schlageter. Mrs. Lena Wilhelmina Schlageter (nee Berger), wife of William G. Schlageter, died at her home Saturday morning, January 15 at her home in this village having succumbed from a week's illness of pneumonia.

She was born at Germantown, on June 30, 1870 and was a confirrmand of the St. Johns Evangelical church at Germantown. On Mar 29, 1894 she gave her hand in marriage to William Schlageter. Together they made their home in this village where Mrs. Schlageter united with the St. Paul's church of which she was a devoted active member of the Ladies Aid and Sunday School.

Besides her husband, William, she is survived by one son, Alvin of this village, one daughter, Mrs. Viola Raab, this village, five grandchildren, two brothers, William Berger of Wauwatosa and Herman Berger, Milwaukee, three sisters, Miss Rosa Berger, Milwaukee, Mrs. Phillip Rudolph, this village and Mrs. William Gelster, Milwaukee.

Funeral services took place Tuesday afternoon from the residence to the St. Pauls Evang. church with burial taking place in the church cemetery.



Source: Waukesha Freeman Oct 1, 1949
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Mrs. Augusta Schlei Funeral services for Mrs. Augusta Schlei, nee Braun, will be held at St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed church at Menomonee Falls Monday at 2 p. m. Mrs. Schlei, 73, died at her home at 1026 White Rock ave. Thursday evening. She" and her husband had planned to observe their 50th wedding anniversary this month. Mrs. Schlei was born in Germany and came here at the age of 15. She married Ernst Schlei and they lived on a farm in the town of Menomonee until he retired last November when they moved to Waukesha.

She is survived by her husband and three daughters: Mrs. Margaret Pritzlaff, Mrs. Adeline Rush and Mrs. Eleanor Scaff; six sons: Herbert, Harry, Clarence, Hugo,
Theophile and Edgar; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Burial will be at St. Paul's cemetery in Menomonee Falls. Friends may call at the A. A. Schmidt & Sons funeral home there after 2 p. m. Sunday.



Source: Menomonee Falls News , Apr. 7, 1955
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Charles Schlei, 86, died at his farm home in the Town of Lisbon on Sunday evening, April 3. Mr. Schlei was born in the Town of Germantown, but had made his home in the Town of Lisbon for many years. He operated a farm north of Sussex for some thirty years. He is survived by his wife, Susan (nee Schuster), a daughter Helen, and one sister, Mrs. Alma Duehring. Funeral services were held Wednesday form the A. A. Schmidt and Sons funeral home to St. Mary's Catholic church at 9:30 a.m. Burial wes in the church cemetery. A parish vigil was held on Tuesday evening.



Source: Newspaper unknown Publication Date: November 24, 2002

Schloemer, Juanita M. (Nee Thurmer) Born into Eternal Life on Nov. 21, 2002 at the age of 63 years. Beloved wife; Loving mother; Dear grandma; Dearest daughter; daughter-in-law; Further survived by two brothers, one sister, three brothers-in-law, other relatives and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, Nov. 25 at 7 PM at St. Mary's Catholic Church, N89 W16217 Cleveland Ave., Menomonee Falls. Visitation at the church from 5 PM until the time of Mass. Private Interment St. Mary's Church Cemetery, Menomonee Falls. Memorials to Milwaukee Hospice Residence are appreciated.



Source: Newspaper Unknown Publication Date: February 4, 2004

Schloemer, Robert James Born to eternal life Feb. 3, 2004, age 68 years. Loving husband of the late Juanita. Beloved father; Step-father; Dear grandpa; Beloved son; Dear brother; Dear nephew; Further survived by other relatives and friends. Visitation Thurs., Feb. 5 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, N89 W16217 Cleveland Ave., Menomonee Falls, from 5PM until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 7PM. Burial Fri., Feb. 6 at St. Mary's Church Cemetery at 11AM. memorials to the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes against Childhood Cancer) would be appreciated. A special thanks to all the family and friends, especially the cousins who lovingly spent time with him at the nursing home. Robert was a member of the 98th Bomb Group Wing Veteran Association and a proud member of the Menomonee Falls American Legion.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Thursday, June 10, 1954 | Page 1

Mrs. Schmidt Dies at 101 Of Pneumonia
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PEWAUKEE - "Grandma" Schmidt, Pewaukee's oldest resident and beloved friend of scores of children who grew up there, died early today at the age of 101.

Mrs. Augusta Schmidt - her real name, although everyone in the village called her "Grandma" - passed away quietly at 12:50 a.m. She had been living with her son and daughter-in-law. Mr. and Mrs. William Schmidt, at 108 George st.

Although confined to her bed almost constantly for the past four years, "Grandma" kept in touch with what was happening around her. She was never too busy to greet her many friends, and loved to sit with them and reminisce.

Pneumonia was the immediate cause of death, according to her daughter-in-law.

"Saturday night she took a turn for the worse," the younger Mrs. Schmidt explained today. "After that she gradually slipped away. Toward the end she was even too ill to have visitors."

Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. from the William R. Hansen Funeral home at Pewaukee. The Rev. Theodore R. Thurow, of Christ Lutheran church, will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery in Pewaukee. The body will be in state after 2 p.m. Friday.

Survivors are:

Three sons, Richard of Waukesha, Fred and William S. of Pewaukee; a brother, Fritz of Steinberg, Germany; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Schmidt observed her 101st birthday with a quiet celebration in her son's home last Jan. 24. Her son, William, explained then that his mother owed her long and full life to "no drinking and no smoking," plus "hard work."

Until four years ago, when "Grandma" accidently slipped on the bedroom floor and wrenched her back, she was active and able to be around.

But after that, she "just felt better in bed;" her daughter-in-law said. Except for brief periods in her favorite chair, "Grandma" remained confined to her bed after that.

But, even at the birthday party for her last Jan. 24, "Grandma" enjoyed herself. Members of her family, many friends and neighbors dropped in to wish her well at the house on George street.

They helped eat a ham, a present to "Grandma" from a Pewaukee meat market operator, and were offered a piece of birthday cake, given to her by a bakery route man who said he was "proud" to have her on his route.

Although "Grandma" is now gone, her many many friends will long remember how kind she was to Pewaukee children, many of them now grown-ups with families of their own.

"Grandma" came to Pewaukee from Germany in 1888 when she was 35 years old. Her husband, Gustav, preceded her on the trip.  They set up housekeeping in the house in which she died today, paying off the house ($800) in $20 gold pieces. Gustave Schmidt died in 1915.

"Grandma" watched Pewaukee grow and develop over the past 66 years.  Whenever someone wanted to know anything about the village's history, he sought out "Grandma".  Her memory was acute, and her store of anecdotes about her beloved village was seemingly limitless.

Something her son, William, once said about his mother seems to sum things up:  "She was always good to kids." It could be added that "Grandma" was always good to people.



Source: Menomonee Falls News Mar 3, 1966

Mrs. Dora Schmidt, nee Esser, 73, N89 W16025 Main St., Menomonee Falls, died Friday, Feb 25 at St. Joseph's hospital, Milwaukee, where she had been a patient for the past several weeks. She was born Feb. 11, 1893 in the town of Menomonee, the daughter of the Frank Esser and Margaret Schmitz Esser. The deceased was a wife; mother; sister; eight sons-in-law, four daughters-in-law, 59 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and other relatives survive. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Mar 1 at 9:30 a.m. from the Haack Funeral home, Menomonee Falls, to St. Mary's church at 10 a.m. Interment in the church cemetery.



Source: Menomonee Falls News July 1, 1927
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Fred A. Schmidt Jr. Dies After Lingering Illness. Not in many a month has the community received such news of sadness as was conveyed to friends on the death of Mr. Fred A. Schmidt, Jr., who passed away at his home here in Thursday morning at 1:30, at the age of 28 years 8 months and 11 days. Death came after a lingering illness. The deceased was a son of Mr. Fred C. Schmidt and his wife Augusta (nee Boening) and was born in Granville, Wis., on Mar 12, 1899. In 1912 he was confirmed in St. Paul's Evangelical Church and was always an active christian worker in the church. On May 5th, 1924 he was married to Miss Helene Newton, a daughter of Issac Newton and the late Elsie Newton (nee Gray). To this union one child was born, being 15 months old at the time of the death of his father. He leaves his deeply mourning wife, his parents Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Schmidt, he also leaves a brother Mr. Edgar Schmidt of Milwaukee and a sister Mrs. Wilmer Schmidt at Menomonee falls. The funeral was held on Saturday afternoon from the home to St. Paul's Evangelical Church where services were conducted by Rev. P. Wendtt. Beautiful songs were rendered by the choir a ladies quartetta and Mr. A. L. Guis. Interment was made in West Granville cemetery. The esteem with which Mr. Fred A. Schmidt was held by his friends was evident by the large number of friends who expressed their sympathy at the funeral. During his residence here, Mr. Schmidt endeared himself to all with whom he came in contact with...



Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) - February 9, 2000
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Schmidt, Mary Gertrude (nee Nettesheim) With The Angels Sun. Feb. 6, 2000. Age 92. Beloved wife of the late Peter. Loving mother; Sister. Also loved by 20 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild, other relatives and friends. A private mass will be held. KRAUSE FUNERAL HOME 12401 W. NATIONAL AVE. 786-8009



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, February 04, 1915 | Page 5

Gustav Schmidt, aged 55 years, died at his home Friday afternoon, after a two years illness. Mr. Schmidt had been a resident of Pewaukee for twenty-five years. He is survived by his wife and three sons, Richard and Fritz, Milwaukee, and William, at home. The funeral was held from the Lutheran church, of which he was a member, Monday afternoon, Rev. Arthur Werner officiating, with burial at Forest Hill cemetery.



Source: Feb. 20, 1941 Menomonee Falls News

YOUNG MAN DIES AT HARTFORD HOSPITAL. Joseph H. Schmidt age 25 years died at the St. Joseph hospital, Hartford on Friday Feb. 14. Surviving him are his wife; two sons; his parents; also several sisters and brothers. Funeral services were held on Monday at 8:45 a.m. from the funeral home of A. A. Schmidt and Sons to St. Marys church at 9 a.m. Burial was in the church cemetery. The Rev. C. J. Bier and the Rev. Weiss of Horicon officiated in the services. Mr. Schmidt was well known in this community, having been born and raised here. For the past several years he was employed at the Jacobson Lumber Company.



Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) - October 24, 2001
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Schmitt, Robert Sat., Oct. 20, 2001, age 72. Loving husband; Stepfather; Beloved son of the late Carl Schmitt. Brother. Also survived by 8 grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation Thurs., 4-8 PM at the Funeral Home with Parish Prayer Service at 7 PM. Funeral Fri., 9:30 AM from the Funeral Home to ST. GREGORY THE GREAT CHURCH for Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM. Interment Old St. Peter & Paul Cemetery in Pewaukee. Retiree of A.O. Smith after 47 years of service. Member of St. Rita's Parish. HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME Tebo-Peppey-Klemmer & Scheuerell Chapel 6615 W. Oklahoma Ave. (414)321-7440



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Schmidt, Romaine A., nee Schmies, 62, of West Bend, died on Friday, June 14, 2002, at Community Memorial Hospital, Menomonee Falls. She was born on Aug. 25, 1939 in Milwaukee to the late Gottfried and Betty Jane (Norgren) Schmies, and married Marvin G. Schmidt on Dec. 8, 1955 in Milwaukee. Following their marriage the couple lived in various cities, coming to West Bend in 1993. Her husband passed away on Sept. 21, 1997. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, West Bend. Survivors include three children; six grandchildren; a great-grandson, a sister; the family pet, "Georgie;" nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.



Source:Waukesha Freeman Jan 2, 1946


Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Monday for Walter Schmidt, 57, former Waukesha county resident,who died Friday at his home 5436 W. Fond du Lac ave., Milwaukee. Services were from the Krause funeral home.

Besides his widow he is survived by two brothers, John D. Schmidt of Waukesha and Elmer of Milwaukee; and four sisters, Cora Schmidt of Hartland, Mrs. Ella Kossel of Oshkosh, and Mrs. Laura Gruett and Mrs. Little Kahn, both of Milwaukee.



Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) May 26, 2005

Schmit, Margaret R. "Sis" (Nee Hart) Of Menomonee Falls. May 24, 2005, age 90 years. Beloved wife of the late Francis. Loving mother; Dear sister; Further survived by 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Sat., May 28 at 11 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Menomonee Falls. Burial church cemetery. Visitation Sat., 9 AM until time of the Mass at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Mary's "For All Generations" Building Fund appreciated. The Schmit family would like to give a "special thanks" to all of Mom's caregivers at the Alterra Sterling House in Sussex and Virginia Highlands Memory Lane Unit.



Source: Waukesha Freeman, Wednesday, 25 Apr 1945
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Daughter of William Henry Schmitz and Martha Baggs.

Miss Anna Schmitz, 78, died at her nephew's home, Andrew J. Schmitz in Pewaukee, Friday. She is survived by one brother, William Schmitz of Pewaukee and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Monday at 9:30 a.m. from St. Peter and Paul's Catholic church at Duplainville. Rev. J. Haeusler will officiate. The body will lie in state at the William R. Hansen funeral home at Pewaukee. Burial will be in the church cemetery.



Source: Menomonee Falls News May 28, 1920
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ANOTHER YOUNG MOTHER CALLED FROM OUR MIDST. Anna Maria Schmitz (nee Avercamp) wife of Matt Schmitz, Fussville, died Wednesday evening at the age of 31 years 10 months. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at St. Anthony's church cemetery. Mrs. Schmitz is survived by her husband and 3 small children, besides many other relatives and friends who mourn her early departure.



Source: Menomonee Falls News Mar 23, 1939
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Former Resident Dies at Milwaukee. Henry Schmitz, formerly of this community, died at the home of his son, Peter Schmitz at Milwaukee Thursday, Mar 16. Mrs. Schmitz was 85 years old. Surviving him are five sons John, Peter, Nick, Rev. Henry M., and William; also four daughters, Mrs. Henry Waltz, Sister M. Argenia, Mrs. John Jultgen, Mrs. Elmer Jultgen; also 27 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Mar. 21 at 9:30 a.m. from the Frank A. Zwaska Funeral Home, Milwaukee to St. Leo's church with burial at St. Mary's cemetery, Menomonee Falls.



Source: Menomonee Falls News " Nov. 19, 1926
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MRS. HENRY SCHMITZ, SR. CALLED TO HER REWARD. DEATH CAME TO Mrs. Mary Lauer Schmitz at her home in the town of Menomonee, when on Saturday, Nov. 13, she quietly passed on to eternity, following a protracted illness over several years. Throughout her illness, she bore same with great fortitude and her passing will be mourned by her family and friends. Deceased was born Dec. 25, 1867, and is survived by her husband, five sons, John, Peter, Nick, Rev. Henry Schmitz of Aurora, Ill., and William at home; daughters, Mrs. Henry Walz, Sister Argneis of St. Joseph's convent, Mrs. John Kul____of Milwaukee and Miss Gertrude at home; also two brothers, Peter Lauer and Nick Lauer of Milwaukee; one sister Miss Margaret Lauer of Menomonee, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. John Lauer of Shiocton, Wis. The last rites for the departed were observed at St. Mary's Church, Menomonee Falls, Monday, Nov. 13 at 10 A.M. Solemn High Mass was rendered at the services at the church. Father Schmitz blessed his mother at the home, and lead in the ritual at the church, assisted by the following clergymen, Rev. A. M. Dentinger, deacon, Rev. Jacobs of Milwaukee, sub-deacon, and Rev. Henkel of Aurora, Ill, master of ceremonies. Rev. F. _____of St. Anthony's of Fussville assisting. Interment took place in St. Mary's cemetery.



Source: Waukesha Freeman (WI), Thursday, 15 Jul 1926
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Mrs. Margaret Schmitz, aged 83, died early Saturday morning at her home in Duplainville. She is survived by 10 children: Mrs. Anna Eartlemeyer, Wauwatosa; Mrs. Kate Duckgeischel, Pewaukee; William J., Muskegon, Mich.; Matthew, Mrs. Mary Dick, Mrs. Elizabeth Esser, Mrs. Julia Griswold, and Fred W. Schmitz, all of the town of Pewaukee; Mrs. Josephine Huebner, Waukesha; Mrs. Eva Hurtgen, Duplainville. She also is survived by two brothers, John Jannes, Chicago and Joseph Jannes, Wauwatosa, and one sister, Catherine Goebel, Wauwatosa. Mrs. Schmitz's husband preceded her in death, two years ago. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 9:30 A.M., from St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic church at Duplainville, with the Reverend Father Goebel officiating. Interment in the church cemetery.



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Mrs. Maria Anna Schmitz, nee Schneider, aged 80 years, died at her home in the town of Menomonee, Sunday afternoon, August 21st. The funeral took place yesterday morning from St. Anthony's Church, Fussville, with interment in the Church Cemetery, the Rev. Ferdinand Falbisoner pastor of the Church, officiating. Deceased is survived by her husband, Frederick Schmitz, five sons, Godfried of Menomonee; Paul of Milwaukee; Matt of Fussville; Weinand, of Milwaukee; and Peter of Menomonee; three daughters, Mrs. Fred Wick, Fussville; Mrs. Katie Lauer, of Granville, and Mrs. Clara Zirkelbach of Illinois; one sister and three brothers; thirty grandchildren and five great-grandchildren."



Source: Menomonee Falls News Jan. 26, 1923
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Mrs. Mathew Schmitz is Called By Death. The demise of Rosa Schmitz (Nee Boser) wife of Mathew Schmitz, residing near the town hall in Menomonee which occurred at St. Joseph's Hospital Milwaukee Jan. 20 was learned with deep regret by relatives and friends. Deceased was 44 years, 8 months and 23 days old. She is survived by her husband and four children, four sisters, Mrs. S. Seinardl, Mrs. G. Dressel, Mrs. C. Ellenbecker, Athens, Wis. Clara and Dorothy Boser, three brothers, Fred, Jacob and Mathew of Edgar, Wis. Funeral service were held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Anthony's Church Parish of Fussville, Rev. Michael Mueller officiating. Interment at the church cemetery.



Source: Waukesha Daily Freeman, Waukesha, Wisconsin, Thursday Evening, 8 Feb 1951
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Early Livestock Dealer Is Dead - Matt Schmitz, well known as an early livestock dealer in the town of Pewaukee, died yesterday at the Waukesha Memorial hospital. He was 80 years old. A son of Waukesha county pioneers, Schmitz was born on Dec. 23, 1870, in Pewaukee township and lived there all his life. He retired 20 years ago. Schmitz never drove a car. When he bought the livestock from farmers in this area, he traveled with them to Milwaukee either on foot or on a horse. He was a member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic church at Duplainville. His wife, Minnie Krueger Schmitz, survives with a son Joseph F., Waukesha route 4, a daughter Mrs. Marie Dorn, Waukesha route 3 , and two grandsons. He also leaves a brother Fred of Duplainville and four sisters, Mrs. Julie Griswold, Mrs. Mary Dick, Mrs. Josephine Huebner and Mrs. Elisabeth Esser, all of Waukesha. Services will be Saturday at 9 a.m. from the Lyle-Tuschen funeral home to SS Peter and Paul church in Duplainville at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. J. M. Haeusler of Pewaukee will officiate...Interment in the church cemetery."



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Friday, October 21, 1949 | Page 8

Louis Schmul Dies at Home

SUSSEX, (Special) - Louis Schmul passes away at his home in Sussex, Wednesday evening, after several weeks' illness. He is survived by his wife. Emma; three daughters, Mrs. Roy (Melvina) Roeder, Milwaukee. Mrs. Norbert (Dorothy) Kowohcki, also of Milwaukee, and Miss Marion at home; two grandchildren, Mrs. Ihde of Milwaukee, and Susie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kowohcki; and one great-grandchild, Gary, son of Mr, and Mrs. Ihde, and two sons-in-law.

Other survivors are a brother Albert Schmul of Sussex, and three sisters, Mrs. William Mamcrow of Milwaukee; Mrs. Charles Weideman of Pewaukee, and Mrs. Caroline Riewe of Lisbon.

The deceased was born in the town of Lisbon, and would have been 75 years of age the 12th of December. Schmul was married twice. His first wife was Miss Amelia Weideman, and after their marriage, they lived on a farm in Pewaukee. Mrs. Roeder was the daughter of this marriage. After his second marriage, he and his wife came to Sussex and have lived here over 30 years.

Schmul followed the carpenter trade all his life. He was a member of the Sussex Methodist church. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, from the Schmidt Funeral parlors in Menomonee Falls, with interment in Forest Hill cemetery at Pewaukee. The Rev. Theo Reykdal of the local church had charge of the services.



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Menomonee Falls News Feb. 17, 1922
Mrs. Anton B. Schneider Dies. Anna M. (Nee Minten) beloved wife of Anna B. (Sic) Schneider died at her home in Milwaukee Tuesday Feb. 14, aged 55 years. Deceased had been an invalid for several years. She is survived by her husband; Mrs. Hy. Debus, one son Anton and daughters Margaret and Agnes. Funeral today. Interment at St. Anthony's Cemetery at Fussville



Source: Milwaukee Journal Publication Date: October 8, 2003

Schneider, Marcella A. "Marcy" (Nee Steger) Found Peace with the Lord on Oct. 6, 2003 at the age of 83 years. Beloved wife for 63 years; Loving mother; Loving grandmother; Loving great grandmother; Sister. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Fri., Oct. 10 at 10 AM at St. Mary's Help of Christian Catholic Church, 1210 S. 61st St., West Allis. (MEET AT CHURCH). Burial St. Mary's Church Cemetery, Menomonee Falls. Visitation Thurs. 4-8 PM with a Rosary at 7 PM AT THE FUNERAL HOME. In lieu of flowers, Masses or memorials to Horizon Hospice appreciated.

The Schneider Family would like to give a special thanks to Horizon Hospice for all their love and care towards Marcy.



Source: Menomonee Falls News Aug 1, 1924
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Paul Schneider, Menomonee Citizen Dies on Way to Hospital. The community was saddened b the unexpected demise of one of Menomonee's respected and well known citizens when Paul Schneider expired while being taken to the hospital in Milwaukee Sunday afternoon, July 27. Just a month prior to his death he suffered painful injuries as the result of falling from a scaffold while shingling his farm house. The injury to his shoulder as well as the shock developed pneumonia. Deceased was a son of the late Peter Schneider. He was born Nov. 3, 1882. On Jun 4, 1907, He was united in marriage to Miss Mary Simmerlein. Of this union two sons were born to them who, with the wife survive to mourn the loss of a good husband and father, also one brother Anton S. Of Milwaukee. The last rites were held Wednesday at 10 A.M. at St. Anthony's Church at Fussville. Interment was in the church cemetery.



Source: Menomonee Falls News Sept 28, 1907
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Peter Schneider Dies. Death came after many months of illness to one of Menomonee's well known citizens, when on Sept 25, Peter Schneider passed away at his home in the parish of Fussville. The deceased was born in the town of Menomonee, Nov. 20, 1850. He was twice married. His first wife, was Clara Minton. Two sons, were born by this union. She died 20 years ago. His present wife was Miss Katherine Odenbrett who survives him together with the four sons and one daughter. He has been a sick man for several years, being unable for the past three years to do any work and was confined to the house. His disease was a symptom of nervous paralysis. About three years ago he sold the farm and bought a home in Fussville. The deceased as a good neighbor and an honorable man in all his dealings. He enjoyed to meet with his friends. The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Anthony's church. Rev. Nicolas Schaaf officiating.



Source: Menomonee Falls News July 8, 1927
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The community will regret to learn of the demise of one of its well know citizens________an employe of the Chicago & Northwestern railway at his home in the village of Granville, Tuesday, July 5, at the age of 59 years and 8 months. Deceased had been in poor health for several years. He was a native of Washington county, coming to Menomonee Falls, when a mere boy. He clerked for a time at the J. E. Seabold Store.

Later, he learned telegraphy and upwards of 30 years ago entered the employ of the Northwestern railway at Granville Station, where he was a most faithful worker. He was postmaster for a quarter of a century at the station. In the days when an agent was telegraph operator, he handled the keys in a most skillful manner. Charged with Many duties, he never shirked any and was considered the best of the operators on the northern division. In the days before the automobile, Granville was the mecca for travelers going from this village to Milwaukee. Always obliging and ever ready to provide for the comport of the people using the Northwestern, everyone was his friend. He was of a happy disposition and there are many, both old and young, who will long remember Adam Schneiss for his kindly ways. He is survived by his widow, Tillie (nee Leister), and one brother, William of Chilton. The funeral was held Friday, July 8, at 1:30 P.M. from the residence to the First Presbyterian Church at West Granville. Interment at West Granville cemetery.



Source: Waukesha Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Saturday, May 31, 1947 | Page 8

Mrs Melvin Schroder, 79, died at her daughter's home 128 E Jefferson st. in Oconomowoc Thursday evening after an illness of several years.

Mrs. Schroder is survived by her daughter and her grandchildren, all of Oconomowoc.

Mrs Schroder was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs John Usinger and was born May 23, 1868 in the town of Concord.  She lived in Oconomowoc since 1892 and before that in Milwaukee.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1 pm at the Notbohm funeral home in Oonomowoc, with Rev. T J Tanner officiating Interment will be in the La Belle cemetery.



Source: Waukesha Freeman May 2, 1895

Schrinner-On Tuesday occurred the death of Mrs. Louise Schrinner, wife of Wm. Schrinner Sr., at the family home in this village. Death resulted from hemorrhage of the lungs. She was 62 years of age, and leaves a husband and five children to mourn her death-four sons and one daughter. One son-Herman, is in California. The others will be present at the funeral on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the German Reformed Church. The Freeman is common with the numerous friends of the bereaved family extends sincerest sympathies.



Source; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel November 24, 2002
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Schuldt, Ervin H. Born January 3, 1906. Passed away peacefully on Nov. 5, 2002 at age 96. He had been residing at River Hills West Healthcare Center, Pewaukee, WI. Survived by dear sister, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews, 2 great-grand-nieces, many other relatives and friends. Also survived by dear friend. Preceded in death by parents, Edward J. Sr. and Elizabeth (nee Kohlgraf); brothers, Edward J. Jr. and Kenneth, his brother-in-law Harold "Dick" Lorch and his grand-nephew Shawn. A Memorial Service will be held at Sussex United Methodist Church on Sat., Nov. 30 at 2:00 PM. Private Interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Sussex United Methodist Church would be appreciated. SCHMIDT & BARTELT A.A. Schmidt and Sons Funeral and Cremation Services Sussex (262)246-4774



Source: Oconomowoc Enterprise May 7, 1964
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Services To Be Held Friday For Mrs. C. Schulte
Mrs. Cecilia P. Schulte, 53, Route 1, Box 218, Sullivan,died Monday, May 4, at the Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital, following a short illness.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 8 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Jerome's Catholic Church. The Rev. Ralph E. Monaghan will officiate andburial will be in St. Jerome Cemetery.

Mrs. Schulte, the former Cecilia Buschena, was born December 9, 1910, in Blue Earth County, Minnesota, the daughter of Frank and Bertha Reeding Buschena. She was married to Fred A. Schulte, and the couple resided at Elm Grove and on Lisbon Road in Oconomowoc before moving to their farm home in Jefferson county in 1950.

She is survived by her husband' one daughter, Lake Mills; three sons, three sisters, Mrs. Herbert (Irene) Wodke, Ann Arbor,MI; Mrs. Basil (Anita) Curtis, Yosemite Park, CA; and Mrs. Emerald (Leona)Reed, Hartford; and four grandchildren.

She was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church and of the Catholic Women's Club.

Friends may call at the Notbohm Funeral Home after 4 p.m.Thursday. The Rosary will be said at 8:15 p.m. Thursday.



Source: The Brookfield News-February 19, 1988
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A former Brookfield resident, she died in West Bend on February 13, at the age of 72. She made her home in Brookfield from 1956 to 1978, then moved to Florida. She is survived by her mother, four daughters, eight grandchildren, and other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held February 20 in Grafton and burial will be in Spring Mills, PA.



Waukesha Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, January 07, 1947 | Page 2

Dies Monday Evening

Albert H. Schumacher, 84, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Elsie Box, route 2, last night. He is survived by his widow, Margaret; five children. Mrs. Caroline Schiracher of Waukesha, Mrs. Ida Wolfe of Waukesha, Mrs. Elsie Box of Waukesha, Gustave A. Schumacher of Waukesha, and William G. Schumacher of Milwaukee; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Scheider of Butler, Wis.. and Mrs. Mary Podewils of Butler; one brother, John of Butler; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Lyle-Tuschen funeral home with the Rev. Henry Woyahn officiating.  Interment will be in the Genesee cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. tomorrow.



Source: Waukesha Freeman newspaper Mar. 12, 1908 page 6 column 3.

Ludwig Schuster, a resident of Wisconsin for nearly half a century, has joined the majority, having died at his home in Concord at noon Monday, March 2, Though Mr. Schuster had been in failing health for the past year. His death was hastened by the death of a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Herman Schuster, the day previous. the shock proving fatal to him in his enfeebled condition.

Ludwig Schuster was born in Germany Jan 24, 1831, and came to this country 48 years ago, settling first for a short time in Pennsylvania, then coming to the farm in Concord which continued to be his home up to the time of his death. Oct 3, 1858, he was married to Augusta Grosse, who, with eleven children are left to mourn his death. He leaves also twenty-five grand children. The children are Charles Schuster of Golden Lake; Ernest, who lives in Iowa, Fred and Mrs B. Grulke of Monterey; Albert,, Mrs. Otto Borshard and Mrs. Frank Miller of Mankato, Minn.: Henry at Salem, Minn.: Mrs. Gus Gebhard at Genesee; Mrs. Albert Rohda, of Oconomowoc; and Herman, who resides on the home farm.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. F. Guenther at St. Paul's Lutheran church in Oconomowoc Friday afternoon, and the remains were placed in La Belle cemetery.



Waukesha Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Monday, February 18, 1952 | Page 2

Funeral services will be held at the Genesee Congregational church Monday at 2 p.m. for Mrs. Martha L. Schumacher, widow of Herman Schumacher.  The 80-year-old woman died in Genesee yesterday.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Henry Buntrock of Milwaukee and Mrs. Mary Bidwell; three sons. Roy K. Russell of Rathdrum. Id.. Ernest Schumacher of Hartford and Henry Schumacher of Mukwonago; a brother, Frank Rummler, of Watertown; a sister, Mrs. Mary Leivau of Menomonee Falls; 16 grandchildrena and 13 great grandchildren.

The Rev. George Winters will conduct the rites and burial will be in the Genesee cemetery.

Friends may call at the Randle funeral home after 3 p.m. tomorrow and at the church after 12 noon Monday.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Tuesday, October 11, 1949 | Page 10

Funeral services will be held Wednesday for Miss Florence Schwartz, 64, who died at 2 am Monday at Tomohawk, Wis. hospital.

A registered nurse, Miss Schwartz was born in Waukesha and practiced at Berwyn, Ill.  She spent her summers at Hazelhurst, Wis., near Tomohawk.

Miss Schwartz leaves one sister, Mrs. Charles Anstey, Hartland, five brothers, William, Hartland, Charles and John, Hazelhurst, and Henry and Alvin, Waukesha.

Services will be held at 2 pm tomorrow from the Hartland Congregational church, the Rev. R. C. Schroeder officiating.  The body will be in state at the Kurtz funeral home after 5 pm today until 10:30 am tomorrow and at the church from then until the time of services.  Burial will be in the Harland Lutheran cemetery.



Mrs. Ellen Scott, 25,
Pewaukee Native, Dies

Source: Waukesha Freeman, Wednesday, May 02, 1945, Page 3
Funeral services will be held Tuesday for Mrs. Ellen Hardy Scott, 25, a Pewaukee native who died Thursday at Rawlins, Wyo. She is survived by her husband, Eugene M. Scott and father, Emery H. Hardy of Pewaukee.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from St. Albans Episcopal church at Sussex with the Rev. Dr. A. A. Mueller of Milwaukee and the Rev. Charles Parminter of Sussex officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The body will lie in state at the William R. Hansen funeral home, Pewaukee from Monday until 10 a.m. Tuesday when it will be moved to the church.

Mrs. Scott was born in Pewaukee on March 14, 1920 and was a member of the 193S graduating class of Waukesha high school. She graduated from Northwestern university in 1942 and married in June of that year. She moved to Rawlins, Wyo.. in 1943 and lived there until her death.



Source: Menomonee Falls News Feb. 17, 1922
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ADELAIDE SEABOLD LAST SOLE SURVIVOR OF A PIONEER FAMILY WHICH CAME FROM LEHIGH CO., PA., IN 1844. In the demise of this worthy woman, there has gone from our community, one who was a continuous resident a longer period than was permitted any other, who was either born here, or who came here from any other state or nation. Adelaide Rodenberger Seabold was the oldest daughter of John and Hannah (Nehs) Rodenberger. She was born near Bethlehem, Pa., Aug 7, 1842 on her maternal side her mother was a daughter of Frederick Alexander Nehs who was born in Northampton Co., Pa., in 1783. Her father was born in Lehigh Co., in 1812. In the year 1842 the elder Nehs who was a flour miller came to the then territory of Wisconsin, and was impressed with the water power of the Menomonee River. He acquired 750 acres of land in sections 3 and 10. In 1844 his family and a company of neighbors, came overland with ox teams. This group were the founders of the Evangelical Association of Menomonee Falls. She was united in marriage to John E. Seabold Aug 22, 1861. Mr. Seabold was born in Stuttgart, Germany, April 27, 1835. He received a liberal education in his native land, was a pioneer merchant and postmaster many years here. He died Dec. 21, 1886. Of this union three children were born to them. A son died in infancy, a daughter, Clara Seabold Parsons died July 1895. Of her immediate family there is now surviving her daughter Mrs. C. W. Fraser, one brother Reuben Rodenberger of Biloxi, Miss., three grandchildren and two great grandchildren and a number of nieces and cousins. When a girl she became a member of the Methodist Church and through all the years was an ardent, devout and faithful worker giving of her time and means to further the cause of the Master. About five years ago she suffered a fracture of the thigh and since that time she was unable to leave her home...In a period of more than thirty five years of widowhood, she maintained her home where family and friends always found a warm welcome...To "Grandma" Seabold was permitted the privilege of continuous domicile in Menomonee Falls for over 77 years. She survived all her kin and all of her family that came with her from the Keystone state...The last rites were held Monday at which Revs. W. Ross Conner of the M. E. Church and W. C. Uebele of Emanuels officiated. Interment took place in the family lot at Emanuel's church Cemetery.



Source: Waukesha Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Wednesday, May 21, 1947 | Page 9

Funeral services for Jacob Schlicher, 77, of Merton were held this afternoon at 2 p. m. at St. John's Evangelical and Reformed church of Merton.  Mr. Schlicher died Sunday, May 18.

He is survived by two brothers, William and Henry and several nieces and nephews.



Waukesha Freeman, Wednesday, July 26, 1944 | Page 2

Mrs. Frank Seefelt died at her home in West Bend Monday night. Funeral services were held in West Bend at 1 p. m. Thursday with burial in Oak Ridge cemetery, Eagle. Mrs. Seefelt was formerly an Eagle resident, where she and her husband were proprietors of th Diamond hotel for several years.



Source: Waukesha Freeman (WI) - October 24, 2006
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Richard E. "Dick" Seeger, 72, was born to eternal life Monday, Oct. 23, 2006.

He was the beloved husband of the late Marie "Petie" (nee Majeskie); dearest father; grandfather; brother; and brother-in-law. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his sisters-in-law, Patricia, Aggie and Joann, and brothers-in-law, Bob M., Bob H., Romie and Larry.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. Mass of Christian burial Thursday, Oct. 26, at Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, N35-W23360 Capitol Drive, City of Pewaukee. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Duplainville Road, Pewaukee. Please meet at 9:15 a.m. Friday at the funeral home for the procession to the cemetery.

Harder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. For more information, call 781-8350.

Inscription: Married Oct 29,1 955



Source: Menomonee Falls News Aug 1, 1924
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Henry Segebarth, Sr. Rounding out a useful and well spent life, the angel of death beckoned and took from his loved ones Henry Segebarth, Sr., whose death occurred at the home of his daughter Mrs. Oscar Zillmer at Duplainville, Wis, Saturday July 26.

Deceased was a native of Germany where he was born in May 9, 1845. In the year 1867 he immigrated to America and for the first time worked as a farm hand. He was married to Wilhelmina Bartelt in 1874, his wife died three years ago. Of this union eleven children were born to them, eight of whom survive their father. They are Mrs. Herman Stock, Duplainville, Louis of Oakwood, Wis., Mrs. Frank Pfel, Templeton, Henry, Mrs. Otto Rossman, Lannon, August of Menomonee, Mrs. Matiak, Lannon and Mrs. Oscar Zillmer, Duplainville, twenty three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Mr. Segebarth was a man whose death although came in ripe old age, is felt as a distinct loss for he was a potential factor in the community. In the church of his choice and as a citizen he held the esteem of his fellow men in a high degree His family will long guard him in loving memory. Mrs. Segebarth was a quiet, upright and pleasant man, one of those conscientious and silent workers, who count for most in the tasks of the world. Coming to this country with no capital but with willing hands and by industry thrift and strict integrity his success is a splendid example of what America offered to her adopted sons. Although never aspiring for any political office he was a loyal adherent of the Republican party. He took the duties of citizenship seriously and it can be truthfully said of him in the words of Paul, "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the Fath".

The last rites were held at the St. Paul's Evan. Church in this village Monday afternoon which was largely attended by relatives, neighbors and friends. The clergymen officiating were Rev. H. L. Barth his former pastor of Kewaskum, and Rev. R. M. Gadow, in charge of the local congregation. Interment took place in the church cemetery.



Source: Menomonee Falls News July 1, 1921
Submitted by Lenora/see contributors page

Mrs. Henry Segebarth Called Hence to Her Reward.

Again the tolling of the church bells mark the passing on of one of our well known residents and a pioneer settler in this locality in the person of Wilhelmina Segebarth wife of our townsman Henry Segebarth at the home of her daughter Mrs. Oscar Zilmer in the town of Pewaukee on Tuesday Jun 28. Deceased had been ailing for some months during which period she was a patient invalid and bore with remarkable fortitude all the days of distress. She was born Jun 7, 1853, in Germany and came with her parents to America in 1867. She was united in marriage to Henry Segebarth Feb. 15, 1874. Of this union eleven children were born to them of who three preceded her. Those surviving to mourn the loss of a devoted wife and loving mother are her aged husband and three sons, Henry Jr., on the homestead, Louis of Milwaukee and August of Menomonee, five daughters, Mrs. Herman Stock, Duplainville, Mrs. Frank Pfeil Lisbon, Mrs. Otto Rossman Lannon, Mrs. Chas. Mattiak, Lisbon and Mrs. Oscar Zilmer Duplainville and also 21 grand children and one great grandchild and three brothers,Louis, Emil and William Bartelt and two sisters Mrs. Brunno Kaebisch of Menomonee and Mrs. Gust Roebel fo this village. In the death of this worth woman the community, the church of which she was a devout member and her family as well as neighbors and friends will suffer a genuine service to each and for this reason she will be missed by those of her family. The last rites for the departed were held from her late residence at one o'clock on Friday and at 1 o'clock at St. Paul's Evangelical Church in the village. Rev. A. C. Ludwig officiated. Interment took place in St. Paul's Church Cemetery.



Source: The Milwaukee Journal, Wednesday, January 06, 1892; pg. 2; col D

Waukesha, Wis. Jan. 6-The case of Conrad Sehrt, as administrator of the estate of Anton Geisler, deceased, vs. the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad company, is the next case to be tried. Mr. Geisler was a prominent farmer of Brookfield and was killed in June, 1890. Mr. Geisler was sitting in his wagon in front of Hadfield quarries holding his horses when the noon train came by on the St. Paul Railroad. The horses were frightened and soon became unmanageable and dashed away, attempted to cross the track and struck the engine. Mr. Geisler was thrown violently against the cab and his head was horribly mangled. He never regained consciousness. One of the horses was killed but the other escaped unhurt.



Source: Unknown

BIG BEND - David W. Seidel, born April 4, 1956, died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at age 45.

He was a beloved son; a dear brother; and a dear uncle. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Dave was a 1974 Mukwonago High School graduate and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1978.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Max A. Sass & Sons Westwood Chapel-Muskego, W173-S7629 Westwood Drive. Friends may visit at the funeral home from noon until the time of the service Saturday. Interment will follow at Rural Home Cemetery in Big Bend.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated. Max A. Sass & Sons Westwood Chapel-Muskego, 679-1560, is serving the family.



Waukesha Freeman, Wednesday, January 31, 1945 | Page 2

Rites Saturday for Mrs. Ruth Shannon

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the William R. Hansen funeral home in Pewaukee for Mrs. Ruth W. Shannon, 55, former Pewaukee resident, who died Wednesday at her home in Green Bay following a long illness. Rev. E. T. Soper will officiate and Eastern Star rites will be held. Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery., Pewaukee.

Mrs. Shannon is survived by her husband, James R. Shannon, who is a salesman at Green Bay, a son. Neil T. Shannon of Pewaukee and two sisters, Mrs. Lillian S. Taber, Green Bay, and Mrs. L. B. Mason, Chicago. There is also a brother. T. C. Woolley, Pewaukee, and three grandchildren.

The body lies in state at the funeral home and friends may call after 1 p. m. Friday.



The Waukesha Freeman
Thursday, June 28, 1894 Waukesha, Wisconsin

Through a letter from Mrs. E.B. Shaw, dated at Berkeley, Cal., we are informed of the demise of Mr. Shaw on Saturday, June 16, at the age of 54 years.  Mr. and Mrs. Shaw were formerly residents of Waukesha and the many friends they left behind when they took up their home in California will learn deep regret of Mr. Shaw's untimely death.  He leaves a widow and three children, one son and two daughters.  The son who was while here a handsome and promising school boy, has grown to man's estate since going to the Pacific coast and is an honored judge in one of the courts of his adopted state.  The eldest daughter is a graduate of the University of California.  In their deep affliction Mrs. Shaw and children will have the sympathy of many friends and acquaintances in this county.

Note: Leander was a New Berlin area resident and greatly involved in the Civil War.



Source: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) August 23, 2003

Otto E. Shaw formerly of Arlington Heights

Funeral services for Otto E. Shaw, 76, of Oconomowoc, Wis., will be held noon Monday, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 145 Lisbon Road, Oconomowoc, with the Rev. Mark Rydberg officiating. Born April 3, 1927, in Highland Park, he died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, at his residence. Burial will be in LaBelle Cemetery. Otto was a loss and prevention engineer for Schirmer Engineering in Illinois. He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, the Elks Club and the American Legion Post in Arlington Heights. Otto was a graduate of Carthage.



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, October 22, 1908 | Page 13

Mrs. G. Sherman, Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Hill, Mr. and Mrs. A. Sherman and others attended the funeral of Mrs. James Shearer of Eagle on Sunday.



Source: Eagle Quill, March 30, 1900

On Friday morning, March 23, after a long illness, occurred the death of Enoch Sherman at his home near the village of Eagle. Funeral services were held at the residence on Monday afternoon, Rev. W.A. McKillop of the Baptist church of Waukesha delivering the funeral address. Many friends and neighbors gathered to pay their last respects to one who has always stood high in the esteem of the community.

Mr. Sherman was born February 24, 1826, at Rutland, Vt. He came to Wisconsin in 1845 and was married to Miss Lurella Walton of Waukesha December 12, 1849. They moved to Eagle in 1856 and purchased a farm of one hundred and sixty acres which he improved and made to be one of the finest country homes in this town. In the early life of this town he was a potent factor in all public affairs and was repeatedly chosen to school office in his district. In politics he was a Republican but never sought election to office. In religion the family always belonged to the Baptist church. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity.

His remains were laid away to rest in a vault in the family lot in Oak Ridge cemetery, where lies buried his youngest son, James A., who died October 14, 1896. He leaves surviving him a widow and two sons, Walton S., a retired merchant at Waukesha, and William H. of Waukesha, state agent for the Boardman & Gray Piano company of Albany, N.Y. Also one daughter- in- law and three brothers, Prof. S.S. Sherman, Osborne Sherman of Chicago and Jesse Sherman of Vermont; and two sisters, Miss Mary Sherman and Mrs. Maria McNitt of Milwaukee, besides many grand-children.



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, October 22, 1896 | Page 1

SHERMAN-At his home in Eagle, on Wednesday, Oct. 14, occurred the death of James Sherman, aged 33 years. He was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Sherman of Eagle, and brother of W.S. and W.H. Sherman of this city. He was married to Miss Sylvia Stead of Eagle in 1888 and they have one son. Mr. Sherman had many warm friends and his premature death causes general sorrow. The cause of his death was diabetes.



Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, June 19, 1919 | Page 8

Mrs. Lauraetta Walton Sherman widow of the late Enoch Sherman, after months of enfeebled health, quietly fell asleep to awaken, in heaven, the summons coming at 12:30 o'clock p.m. Wednesday, June 11, when she breathed her last at the home of her son, W.H. Sherman, and wife, 425 Grand Ave.

In the death of Mrs. Sherman, Waukesha loses one of its oldest most respected and beloved friends and neighbors.  She was a great lover of home, one of the family of nine children and often related the active life of the early pioneer.  She lived for a time on Arlington street, until she purchased a small home on Wisconsin Avenue where she resided until an injury caused her to give up housekeeping.

Mrs. Sherman was a devoted member of the Baptist church, which she joined at an early age, also Sunday school member, never losing her interest as long as she was able to attend any and all of the church services.  She was a cheerful invalid during her last days, and often her ready wit, and happy disposition, made her sick room, where relatives and friends gathered, a room where one gathered inspiration from her heartening words of faith and wisdom.

Lauraetta Walton was born June 20, 1831, in the state of New York and moved to Prairieville, now Waukesha, with her parents in 1836. On January 23, 1S39, a council consisting of ministers and brethern from the Baptist church in Milwaukee met in the log house of Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Walton, and here the first Baptist church was organized.

The Walton farm, which was located, on what is now College. Ave., was sold in later years to the Industrial school.  In 1850 Lauraetta Walton was married to Enoch Sherman of Eagle and resided for fifty years on their beautiful farm, home in Eagle township.  Three sons were born to the happy couple, Wallace S. of Alhambra, California; William H. of Waukesha, and James A. Who died in 1898. Mrs. Sherman leaves three sisters, Miss Martha Walton, this city; Mrs. Maria Heimbaugh of Wichita, Kansas, and Mrs. Mary J. Adams of Lena, Ill; and two brothers, Nathaniel of Lena, Ill., and James of Mulvane, Kansas.  There were four grandchildren, two of whom are living; Mrs. Oscar Kuehn of Fond du Lac and Vinton Sherman of Eagle.

Funeral services were held from the W. H. Sherman home on Saturday at 1 o'clock, Rev. J. B. McKendry officiating.  Miss Lillian Beeheim sang several of Mrs. Sherman's favorite hymns. Burial was at Eagle cemetery beside her husband and son gone before.



Source: Waukesha Freeman - December 22, 1927 Sent in by researcher/see contributors page

Waukesha county loses one of its honored pioneers in the death of Mathias Sherman, of North Prairie, who had reached the age of 80 years, 8 months and 28 days. He was a native of Rubelsdorf, Bavaria, Germany. With his parents, 2 sisters and 3 brothers, he immigrated to the United States in 1854, leaving Breman harbor on March 10th, 1854 by sail boat. Their arrival at Milwaukee was of date May 30th. Shorly thereafter they moved by wagon to Eagle in this county. That was 73 years ago. Eagle remained the home of Mr. Sherman until 20 years ago when the home was established at North Prairie.

Three years ago his health failed to such an extent that he was practically helpless - though he had the loving care of his aged wife and children to the end.

Mr. Sherman was a citizen of real worth. He reared a family of industrious, efficient men and women, who added to the desirable citizenship of the county. Among them were teachers in the public schools, in the field of music and in various ways contributing in full measure to the welfare of the community of which they were a part and to their country likewise.

Surviving him and his aged widow are one daughter, Miss Ida Sherman; two sons, Andrew, of Eagle, and Christie, an employee of the First National Bank. Also one sister, aged 86 and a brother-in-law 83 years.

The funeral services were from the Lutheran church, Rev. C.G. Venter, officiating. Interment at North Prairie cemetery.

It is appropos to mention here that Mr. Sherman was a loyal member of the Waukesha County Historical society and never failed to attend with members of his family, its meeting as long as his health permitted. His daughter, Miss Ida Sherman has been for years the society's secretary and a most faithful promoter of it.



Source: Waukesha Freeman - September 10, 1931
Sent in by researcher/see contributors page

North Prairie - Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Carlin Sherman whose death occurred recently was the daughter of Elizabeth and Christopher Carlin, natives of England. Born in Ottawa township, Waukesha county, Wisconsin, Aug. 21, 1850, she was the last of her family. Two sisters and two brothers have preceded her in death.

She was united in marriage to Mathias Sherman, a native of Germany, Feb. 24, 1874, and spent her entire life in her immediate neighborhood until she moved to the village of North Prairie, one mile away, and lived a retired life for 25 years.

They lived to celebrate their golden wedding in 1924. Mr. Sherman preceded his wife in death, having nearly reached his 81st year. He died Dec. 18, 1927 on his son's 20th wedding anniversary. Had God spared her until today, Mrs. Sherman would have and had hoped to celebrate it. She had lived a noble, christian life with a sunshiny, lovable character which endeared her to all who had the good fortune to know her.

She leaves to mourn her loss, two sons and one daughter. Andrew Sherman of Eagle, Wis., who resides on the old homestead, Christie Sherman of the Oakland Avenue bank, Milwaukee, Wis., and Miss Ida Sherman of North Prairie, who has been constantly by her since her stay in Santa Ana Calif., which has been since Jan. 8 of this year. She visited California last year and was so enraptured with the climate and country that she longed to return, which she did, but poor health and feebleness overtook her and she passed away at 324 Halesworth St. Santa Ana, Friday morning, Aug. 21 at 8 o'clock.

The remains were taken back to be interred in the North Prairie cemetery beside those of her beloved husband. This is in the quiet spot where her girlhood and married life was entirely spent.

Funeral services were held at Harroll & Brown undertaking parlors, Santa Ana, Calif., Monday Aug. 24, 1931 at 3:30 p.m., the day of the 81st birthday of Mrs. Sherman. Rev. Henry Fisher of Los Angeles, Calif., officiated. Hymns sung by a mixed quartette were "Sweet Bye and Bye," "Sweet Hour of Prayer," "Jesus, Lover of My Soul."

The remains started back Tuesday over the Union pacific railroad, via Omaha, where many relatives met the funeral party en route, arriving at North Prairie Friday at 11:30 a.m., when the body was taken to the home of Andrew Sherman, the old home where Mrs. Sherman's early married life was spent.

On Saturday at 2 p.m. services were held followed by the services at the M.E. church at North Prairie at 2:30 p.m., Rev. W.H. Petherick officiating. Ormel Hinkley sang "Abide With Me" and "Asleep in Jesus." Pall bearers were old schoolmates and life-long friends: Johnny Jones, Dave Cation, Thomas Handford, Louis Hoeft, Charles Shultis, George Miller. It was one of the largest funerals ever held at North Prairie. Interment was at North Prairie cemetery beside her husband who preceded her a few years before.



Source: Lake Geneva Herald reprinted in Eagle Quill, April 10, 1908

William Sherman died at the residence of this daughter, Mrs. D.S. Allen, corner of Geneva and Center Streets, last Saturday evening as a result of the fall on an icy walk he sustained a few weeks ago, in which his hip was broken. Mr. Sherman was the oldest man in this section, being born April 26, 1809, in the village of Dundas, near Hamilton, Canada.
In early life Mr. Sherman learned the tanner's trade near Dansville, N.Y. Later he worked in London, Canada, where he met and married Miss Louisa Parsons on the 5th day of February, 1835.
In 1836 he decided he would be a farmer and started for the then almost unknown west. He came to Chicago and then went to Milwaukee. Turning west again he passed through the Indian villages of Waukesha and Mukwonago and located a claim of 160 acres, built a log cabin, and in the fall returned to Canada to work during the winter. In the spring of 1837 Mr. Sherman started for his western home with two yoke of oxen and two cows. It took 37 days to make the trip. Mrs. Sherman and their eldest son joined him in Chicago, and together they proceeded on their journey.
Mr. Sherman was actively engaged in farming at Mukwonago, Eagle and at Whitewater until 1876, when he bought the Clarkson farm in the town of Linn, where he lived until five years ago, when he moved to this city, which has since been his home.

Mrs. Sherman died April 2, 1900.

Mr. Sherman is survived by three sons, L.M. of Minneapolis; W.J. of Portland, Oregon; and Charles, of Port Angeles, Wash.; and two daughters, Mrs. D.S. Allen and Dr. Alice Sherman Barber of this city, besides a large number of grand children and great grand children.
Short funeral services were held at the home Tuesday evening and the burial was by the side of his beloved wife in the little cemetery at Jericho, near Eagle, in Waukesha county, last Wednesday afternoon.



Source: Traverse City Record-Eagle June 20, 1999

Donald C. Shepard, 76, of Charlevoix and formerly of East Jordon, died Thursday, June 17, 1999, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in East Jordon where family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Prairie Home Cemetery in Waukesha, Wis.



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

A 9-months-old child of John Shock died yesterday.



Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Monday, July 14, 1890 | Page 1

Absent From Home Since Wednesday.
The End of an Unfortunate Life.

Edward Short, a young man of 25 years, youngest son of Mr. Mark Short, one of our most highly respected citizens, and who is the U. S. Census Enumerator for the town of Waukesha, was found hanging dead in the woods near his home on Sunday last.  Deceased has had fits of insanity for a number of years past and at one time was in the asylum at Madison.  Being deemed harmless and incurable he was returned to his home and ever since has passed his time there, his general condition remaining much as it had been for a long time. Last Wednesday, however, he disappeared from home, and nothing more was heard of him until his horrified father, suddenly, while walking in the woods on Sunday came upon the bloated an discolore form hanging from the limb of a tree.  It is supposed that with a rope and strap with which he hung himself, he climbed the tree and fastened the rope to a limb and then about his neck, swung himself into eternity.

Undertaker Gaspar was notified of the case and at once encoffined the remains; as soon as a coroner's jury had examined the body the burial took place.

Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved family, who during the previous year were called to mourn the death of an elder son.



Source: Waukesha County Democrat 6 May 1882

Mr. George Short, recently while on a visit to Trempealeau county, about 70 years of age.



Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) February 23, 1893; pg. 8; col A

The funeral of John A. Shultis will take place at North Prairie at 10 Friday morning.



Source: Waukesha Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, September 05, 1907 | Page 8

John Shuster, aged 80, an old resident of the county died at this home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Goerke at Brookfield last Friday. he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Goerke and Mrs. Edward Magedanz of Duplainville and a son John of New Berlin. The funeral was held Monday at 8:30 from the old residence and at 10 fro the Catholic chuch at Elm Grove, with interment at the Elm Grove cemetery.



Source: Brookfield News of December 2, 1993

Gertrude M. Siefert (nee Pospyhalla) Brookfield, died from complications of kidney failure at St. Francis Hospital in Milwaukee, Nov. 23, at age 72.

Siefert lived in Brookfield for 20 years with prior residence in Milwaukee. Her son Richard, said one of her favotite pastimes was walking through her neighborhood in Brookfield talking to neighbors and friends.

She also was a volunteer at Lakeview Hospital on Bluemound Road for 10 years. She was known for her art work, belonged to various homemaker clubs and enjoyed paint classes at Wesley Park Retirement Community. She painted both landscapes and wildlife scenes.

She was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in West Allis.

Siefert is survived by her husband; her three children; her grandchildren; two brothers; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services were held Saturday and Wisconsin Memorial Park Chapel of the Chimes. Interment was at Wisconsin Memorial Park.



Waukesha Freeman, April 19, 2007

Gail Nance (nee Petermair) Simmons, 70, of the town of Ottawa, died Tuesday, April 17, 2007, at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc.

She was born Feb. 2, 1937, in Milwaukee, the daughter of Raymond Joseph and Irma (nee Petko) Petermair.

Gail married David Edward Simmons on Jan. 28, 1956, in Pewaukee. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Wales.

She is survived by her daughters; grandchildren; sisters; sister-in-law; as well as other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David; parents, Raymond and Irma Petermair; and mother- and father-in-law, George and Marion Simmons.

Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, and from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 20, at Pagenkopf Funeral Home, 1165 Summit Ave. (Highway 67), Oconomowoc. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Erik Cloeter officiating. Burial is at Forest Hills Cemetery in Pewaukee.

The family appreciates memorials to AngelsGrace Hospice or Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4457.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Tuesday, April 27, 1954 | Page 13

Adolph Skebba, 56, who lived in the town of Pewaukee, died suddenly Monday while at work at the Falls Foundry at Menomonee Falls.

Skebba was employed there as a molder. A foundry worker all his life, he had previously worked at the Quality Aluminum Casting co., and Waukesha Foundry.

He was born March 22, 1898 at Lannon. Surviving are one son, Ralph of Pewaukee; four sisters. Mrs. August Goralski, Mrs. Lloyd Eales, and Mrs. Harold Henrickson, all of Pewaukee, and Mrs. Oliver Kallio. Lannon; six brothers, William, Her-Charles, Fred, Walter, and Arthur, all of Waukesha; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Erling Larsen funeral home, the Rev. L. Glenn Cloninger officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hill cemetery, Pewaukee. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday.



Source: The Brookfield News-March 7, 1994

Died on February 26th, 1994, at the age of 70. She was born on March 18, 1923 and was a resident of Brookfield. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marty, and was co-owner of Marty's Pizza on Bluemound Road, Brookfield. She is survived by many relatives and friends.



Source: The Brookfield News-December 27, 1987

Died on December 18, 1987, at the age of 72. A resident of Brookfield, he was born August 11, 1915. He was the former owner of Marty's Pizza on Bluemound Road, Brookfield. He is survived by his wife, Angeline, and many other relatives and friends.

PROBATE NOTICE for MARTIN SKIBOSH in the Circuit Court of Waukesha County was posted in The Brookfield News on February 4, 1988.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Monday, August 15, 1949 | Page 2

Eagle Native Killed in Crash

Harrison Skidmore, 28, former Eagle resident, died Saturday in Omaha, Neb., from injuries received in an auto crash.

Skidmore was a passenger in an automobile which collided with a truck during a heavy downpour.  Suffering severe chest and head injuries, Skidmore had to be pried from the wreckage.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Stella Skidmore, Eagle; two sisters, Mrs. Emelie Emmers, Eagle; and Mrs. Evelyn Black, Glendale, Cal., and one brother Kenneth, of Eagle.

The body will be in state at the Mealy funeral home after noon today until the funeral at 2 p.m. tomorrow.

Military services will be conducted by the Eagle American Legion post. Interment will be at Eagle Oak Ridge cemetery.

Skidmore, who was a World war II naval veteran, had been an insurance salesman in Omaha for the past two weeks.



Waukesha Freeman, Saturday, June 30, 1945 | Page 1

John B. Skidmore, 60, dies at Eagle Today

John Bradley Skidmore, 60, died unexpectedly at his home in Eagle Saturday morning. Surviving him are two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Tellier and Mrs. Emelia Emmer and two sons, Harrison and Kenneth in the navy.

No funeral arrangements have been made as yet, but will be announced by the Mealy funeral home later.

Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Saturday, July 07, 1945 | Page 3

EAGLE—John Skidmore died at his home in the village on Friday morning. It came as shock to the family and community as Mr. Skidmore had not been sick previously.

He was born in Eagle on April 7, 1885 and lived his life with the exception of a few years in Minnesota, in and around Eagle. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church on Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Gordon Amphlett officiating with burial in Oak Ridge cemetery. He leaves his wife and four children Emily Emmers, Eagle; Mrs. Evelyn Tellier, Glendale, California; Harrison J., SK 1/c U.S.N., Bremerton, Washington; and Kenneth, C.S. 2/c U.S.N.R. Memphis, Tenn.



Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel. (Milwaukee, WI) January 09, 1883; pg. 6; col B



Waukesha, Jan. 8. - The funeral of Mr. John Sleep was largely attended this afternoon from the Methodist Church. Mr. Sleep was stricken with paralysis last Wednesday afternoon, and lingered in a constant state of suffering from that time until death came to his relief Saturday night at 10 o'clock. Deceased was one of the few remaining pioneers of the village, having resided here nearly thirty years. At the time of his death he was 69 years old. He leaves four chilren and a widow.



Waukesha Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Saturday, October 31, 1953 | Page 1

Retired Cobbler Dies in Mukwonago

A retired cobbler, Joseph Smart, 81, Mukwonago route 1, died at his home Friday. Services will be at the Guequierre Funeral home, Mukwonago, at 2 p.m. Monday.  The Rev. Alfred Davis will officiate.  The body will be in state after 4 p.m. Sunday.  Interment will be in Genesee cemetery.

Smart is survived by one brother, Sydney, Mukwonago route 1, and nieces and nephews.



Waukesha Freeman (WI) - September 7, 2000


Mary Smart, 96, of Oconomowoc (formerly of Mukwonago and Eagle), died Aug. 29 at Waukesha Memorial Hospital.

She was born Nov. 25, 1903, in the town of Genesee.

She married Clarence Smart on Nov. 16, 1926, and they worked together on their farm raising vegetables and selling them at the West Allis Market for 45 years.

She was a member of the Genesee Congregational Church for 74 years, a member of the Woman's Fellowship and the school section homemakers for 56 years.

She is survived by a sister and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, her parents, three sisters and two brothers.

A memorial service was held Sept. 5 at the Chapel at Shorehaven in Oconomowoc. The Rev. Al Nickels officiated. Burial is at Genesee Cemetery.

Memorials to the Genesee Congregational Church or the Genesee Cemetery Association are appreciated.

Mealy's Funeral Home, Eagle, served the family.



Waukesha Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Monday, July 11, 1955 | Page 13

GENESEE — Mrs. Mary M. Smart, 82, who had lived at her present residence in Genesee for the past 59 years, died Sunday.

She is survived by three sons, William G., and Lorin G., both of North Prairie, and Arthur, of Genesee Depot; and two daughters, Mrs. Nettie Whitrnore. Spring Prairie, and Mrs. Alice Whitemore, Genesee; a sister, Mrs. Amelia Abel; 15 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Genesee Congregational church.

Interment will be at Genesee cemetery. The body will be in state at the Guequierre funeral home, Mukwonago from 4 p.m. Tuesday until 11 a.m. Wednesday, and at the church from noon Wednesday until time of services.



Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, November 29, 1900 | Page 1


Death of Mr. Isaac B. Smith at Wauwatosa. I. B. Smith was born at Braaiwell, Oxfordshire, England, on December 25, 1822, and died at Wauwatosa, Wis., on Thursday, Nov. 22, 19, at the age of 77 years, 10 months and 27 days. Mr. Smith came to America in 1831, living in New York state until 1840, when he came to Pewaukee. He took up government land on Pewaukee lake, which he still owned at the time of his death. He was held in high esteem by by his neighbors and a large circle of acquaintances. Early in life he became identified with the Pewaukee Baptist Church, which he most faithfully served for a period of over 50 years. For the last 6 years he resided at Wauwatosa. Mr. Smith leaves a wife and 8 children, Mrs. J. W. Cairncross, A. W. Smith. G. E. Smith, A. I. Smith, Mrs. E Blodgett, Miss Janet Smith of Wauwatosa, Mrs. M. T. Park of Sparta; Mrs. S. Breese. Jr. of Waukesha.



Source: Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, October 03, 1889 Waukesha, Wisconsin

Last Monday forenoon, while sitting in his chair at home, he whose name, appears above quietly departed this life. at the advanced age of 84 years. He had been a resident of this county for thirty years or more, and was a native of England, it is supposed his death resulted from heart disease. Mr. Smith was a man of many good qualities, and among those who have been associated most nearly he will be sincerely mourned.



Source: Menomonee Falls News March 17, 1938
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The many friends and relatives were saddened to hear of the death of Alfred L. Snyder, well known resident of this village. Death came to Mr. Snyder on Thursday, March 10 at the Deaconess hospital, Milwaukee, following severe illness of two weeks and less than a week's treatment at the hospital.

Mr. Snyder was the son of the late Lewis Snyder and Nancy Faulkner Snyder of the town of Granville. He was born May 14, 1860 in the town of Granville. At the age of 17 years he began his career as a railroad employee. Leaving his work on the railroad, he took up the position as stationary engineer with the E. P. Allis Company. When this company consolidated with the Allis Chalmers Company, he became the locomotive engineer. Here he worked for 33 years, retiring about 18; years ago due to failing health. Upon retirement he moved to Menomonee Falls where he lived for about two years later going to Norfolk, Virginia where he stayed for two and one-half years. Coming b ack to Menomonee Falls following his stay in Virginia, he and his wife have made their home here ever since. For several years Mr. Snyder acted as janitor for the Farmers and Merchants Bank Building.

It was in the year 1881 that he took for his wife, Miss Ladorna Church. To this union was born five children, Roy Snyder, Charles W. Snyder, Eden L. Snyder, and Mrs. Edith Rosenmond, all of Milwaukee, all of whom survive except Mrs. Gertrude Mathes who preceded her father in death two years ago. In 1897 Mrs. Snyder died. In 1900 Mr. Snyder married Miss Agnes Hunger of Milwaukee, who assumed the task of mothering the family. Mr. Snyder was a member of the ST. Pauls Evangelical church, also of the Masonic Lodge. He was an Honorary member of the Excelsior Lodge number 175, Milwaukee.

He leaves to mourn, his wife Agnes; four children, one brother William Snyder, Horicon and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 12th at 2:30 p.m. at St. Pauls Evangelical Church, the Rev. H. A. Crusius officiating. Burial took place at West Granville cemetery, the Excelsior Lodge taking charge.



Wisconsin State Journal | Madison, Wisconsin | Thursday, February 05, 1948 | Page 7

Sobrofski Services

ALBANY—Funeral services for Clarence Sobrofski, 30, Waukesha, husband of the former Ruth Streeck, Albany, were held Wednesday in St. Joseph's Catholic church, Waukesha. Burial was in a Waukesha cemetery. Mr. Sobrofski died Sunday in the Veterans' hospital at Wood.

A World War II veteran, he served overseas nearly 4 years. He was married to Miss Streeck, a navy nurse, Dec. 1, 1945.

Survivors include his widow; a son, Paul James, 11 months; his parents, and several brothers and sisters.



Source: Milwaukee Daily Journal, (Milwaukee, WI) October 22, 1889; col C

At an early hour this morning, Peter Somers passed away, aged 85 years. The deceased was one of the pioneers of Waukesha county, having resided there thirty-nine years, but for the past two years he has lived with his sons n Milwaukee. His faithful wife preceded him to the great unknown two years ago, and since that time he has gradually failed, and finally sank quietly to rest. He leaves five sons, James, John J, Michael, Peter J. and Thomas F., all grown to manhood, and occupying responsible positions in life. The time of funeral will be announced hereafter.



Source: The Brookfield News August 18, 1988
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Died August 7, 1988 at Elmbrook Memorial Hospital, at the age of 93. She was born in Plattesville and was a resident of Woodland Health Care Center the past two years. She was a former part-time resident of Spring Lake and Florida. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, and five grandchildren. Services were August 11 at Wisconsin Memorial Park Chapel of The Chimes, entombment was in Wisconsin Memorial Park, Brookfield.



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Wilhelmine Sommers, aged 87, a resident of Waukesha, died Monday (March 7, 1949) at the Lutheran Home, Oconomowoc. Mrs. Sommers is survived by 4 sons, Harvey of Madison, Wis.; Orrin, of Rollo, Mo.; William, of Detroit Mich.; and Clarence at home. Funeral services will be held from the Arthur D. Gaspar Funeral Home Thursday at 2 p.m. The Rev. H.G. Settlege and the Rev. Ralph Ley officiating. Burial will be at Prairie Home cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Weds.



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William C. Sommers, 85, died Monday (Feb. 8, 1943) at his home at 117 E. Park Ave., Waukesha.

Mr. Sommers, a member of the First Reformed Church of Waukesha for 60 years, formerly lived on a farm in Brookfield. (See Wilhelm Bradee obituary.) He is survived by his wife, Wilhelmina, and four sons, Clarence, of Waukesha, Harvey, of Madison, Orrin of St. Louis, Mo., and William of Detroit. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the First Reformed Church. The Rev. H.G. Settlage will conduct the services, with burial in Prairie Home cemetery. Friends may call at the Walls chapel after noon Wednesday.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Monday, December 09, 1946 | Page 1

Rites for Flier to Be Wednesday

Funeral services for Pvt Richard W. S. Soper, 25, Pewaukee, who was killed in an airplane crash Friday at San Marcos, Tex., will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the William R. Hansen funeral home, Pewaukee. The victim was the son of the Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Edward T. Soper. The father is pastor of the Pewaukee Methodist church.

Pvt. Soper was killed instantly when a helicopter crashed shortly after taking off from the San Marcos airfield. Two other soldiers were killed outright and another died of burns.

Pvt Soper was born in Gillette, Wis., and graduated from Hartford high school. Before taking aviation training, he worked in a Pewaukee hardware store and, as an amateur pilot, soloed at the Waukesha county airport. An expert airplane mechanic, he was/an instructor at the Dallas, Texas, war school.

Killed with the Pewaukee man were Lt. Robert L. Boyce, San Antonio, Texas, and Pfc. Thomas J. Rippingale, Brooklyn, N. Y. The pilot, Lt. Jack E. Burlage. Fort Wayne, Ind., was thrown clear of the wreckage but suffered fatal burns when he attempted to rescue the other three occupants, army officials said. He died Saturday night In a San Antonio hospital.

The body will arrive in Pewaukee Wednesday morning under military escort Besides his father and mother, Pvt. Soper is survived by a brother, Everett of Arvada, Col. The Pewaukee post of the American Legion will have charge of the funeral, and the Rev. ,E. 3. Jeffrey of Darlington will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery, Pewaukee.



Source: Waukesha Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, September 22, 1904 | Page 5

The little eight-months-old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Spafford died Saturday night.  The funeral was held at the house Tuesday afternoon.  Interment was in Genesee ceetery.



Waukesha Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, October 08, 1953 | Page 15

Word was received here of the death of Edward Spafford, 81, on Tuesday Oct. 6, at Clearwater, Fla.  Prior to going to Clearwater to live, three years ago, he lived for about 30 years in Waukesha.  His home was at 129 E. Park ave., and he was employed by the United Fuel co.  He was born in England and came to American when a child.

Survivors are his wife, Martha, Clearwater; one daughter, Mrs. Tony Hoeft, Waukesha; two sons, Edward Spafford, Milwaukee and George Spafford, Sussex; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one brother in Minneapolis.



Source: Waukesha Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, March 17, 1921 | Page 5

Henry Spafford, 74, Waukesha route 3, died at his home this morning after an illness of a year and a half.  Born in England, Feb. 2, 1873, he came to this country when he was six years old and settled in the town of Genesee, where he had resided since.  He was married Nov. 11, 1909 to Olive Beecraft.

Besides his widow, he is survived by one son Henry E., Wales, and one daughter, Mrs. Mildred Timm, Waukesha.  Other survivors include two brothers, William, of Minneapolis, and Edward, Waukesha, and three grandchildren.

Funeral services have been tenatively set for Friday afternoon.  Friends may call at the Lyle Tuschen funeral home after Tuesday evening.



Source: Waukesha Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, March 17, 1921 | Page 5

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Spafford, Wesley Alfred, aged six months, died Saturday evening.  Funeral services were held on Tuesday, from the home east of this village with interment in the Genesee cemetery.  Besides his parents, one sister, Mildred, and one brother, Henry; also a paternal grandmother who has reached the age of 91 years, survives.



Source: Waukesha Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, February 16, 1905 | Page 1

William Spafford died at his home in Mukwonago, Jan. 30, of pneumonia.  He came to Waukesha county with his family from England in 1878 and settled in the town of Genesee, where he had lived until 1902. He was well known to the community. The last two years he made his home in the town of Mukwonago. The widow, three sons and one daughter survive him.  William, of Minneapolis, Edward and Henry, who lived at home, and Mrs. William Flood, of Genesee.



Source: The Milwaukee Journal, (Milwaukee, WI) October 21, 1896; pg. 7; col A

News of Waukesha Death of James Spencer an Aged Baptist Minister

WAUKESHA, WIS., Oct. 21 - James Spencer, aged 82 years, died early this morning at the home of his son, Justice James R. Spencer, on College avenue.

Mr. Spencer came to America at an early date. He was born in Buckinghamshire, England, and left his native land at the age of 18 years, settling in New York. He was educated for the ministry and was a Baptist preacher in New York and Pennsylvania for twenty-five years. He has made his home with his son for over twenty years. Mr. Spencer was compelled to give up the ministry on account of failing eye-sight, and during the past few years he has been almost totally blind. During his life he read the Bible through many times and could repeat almost any chapter in it from memory. The deceased leaves four children. Viz: Mrs. Mary A. Hull, New Milford, Pa.; William T. Spencer, Alford, Pa.; Mrs. Bertha F. Hubbard, Walpole, N. H., and James R. Spencer of this city. The funeral will take place Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence on College avenue, the Rev. P. S. Everett will officiate.



Source: The Daily Freeman and Republican, Waukesha, Wisconsin June 17, 1890

-- Death of an Aged Resident--
Through an oversight we last week neglected to mention the death of Mrs. Julia R. Sperry, which occurred at her home on Broadway June 7th. She was 84 years of age and had resided here a great many years. She leaves three children-- Miss Sperry, the milliner, and two sons. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Camp.

--Card of Thanks--
Miss E. M. Sperry and brothers wish to tender their heartfelt thanks to the many friends who so kindly assisted in the sickness and death of their dearly beloved mother.



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WATERFORD - Steve A. Spletter of Waterford was born to eternal life Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, at age 41. He was a loving father; beloved son; fond stepbrother; and loving uncle. He is also survived by other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service today, Aug. 22, at Larsen Bros. Funeral Home, 15250 W. National Ave., New Berlin. Interment will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at Rural Home Cemetery in Big Bend.

Church and Chapel Funeral Service, 827-0659, is serving the Spletter family.



Source: Oconomowoc Enterprise April 28, 1938
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Arthur Sprague, 55, Ixonia, Dies Late Tuesday Afternoon
Arthur H. Sprague, 55, of Ixonia, former resident of the town of Summit and this city, died late Tuesday afternoon at his home. His death resulted from a heart attack. Mr. Sprague had conducted a filling stationin the village of Ixonia for several months past.

He was born February 16, 1883, and is survived by his widow and three children, Mrs. John Marks Jr., who resides on a farm near this city; Arthur Sprague Jr. of Milwaukee and Robert Sprague at home. He also leaves one brother and sister.

The funeral services will be held at two o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Notbohm Funeral Home, Rev. O. W. Smith officiating. Burial will take place in Summit cemetery.



Source: Oconomowoc Enterprise May 7, 1964
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Mrs. Sprague Died: Service To Be Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. Elsbeth (Ellen) Sprague, 78, wil be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at the Notbohm Funeral Home. Mrs. Sprague died Monday at the Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital following a long illness.

The Rev. Milton Weisshar will officiate at the services.Burial will be in Summit Cemetery.

Mrs. Sprague, the former Elsbeth Klassy, was born October 3, 1885, in New Glarus, the daughter of Joachim and Katherine Oerth Klassy. She was married to Arthur H. Sprague, who died April 26, 1938.

Mes. Sprague lived in the Town of Summit for about 20 years, in Ixonia for one year, and for many years in Oconomowoc. She recently had resided at Villa St. Ann. She was a member of the Golden Agers and the Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. W. J. (Gladys) Marks, Oconomowoc; two sons, Arthur W., Milwaukee, and Robert E., Phoenix, AZ; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Zimmerman, Elm Grove, Mrs. Robert F. (Anna) Morgan,Oconomowoc; and Miss Barbara L. Klassy, Fort Sumner, NM; five brothers, Henry J. Klassy and William J., New Glarus, and John J., Walter and Edwin Klassy, Milwaukee; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. One sister, Mrs.Kathryn Tuescher, preceded her in death.

Friends called at the Notbohm Funeral Home after 4 p.m.Wednesday.



Source: Mukwonago Chief September 19, 1905
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Eugene D. SPRAGUE died at his residence in this village at 2 o'clock Friday morning, September 15 of consumption, after a lingering illness of several months.

Deceased was born in the township of Mukwonago Sept. 28,1857. Soon thereafter, with his parents he moved to the township of Vernon where he continued to reside until about eight years ago, when he located to this village.

September 27, 1880 he was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth McMillan. To this union, three children were born. Arthur, Mamie Irene, now Mrs. Rolland Harris, and Claude Eugene. His wife died Sept. 2, 1892.

November 4, 1903 he married Marie DeKeyser who survives him.

The funeral was held from the residence on Grand avenue at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon to the M.E. church in Vernon, Rev. C.W. Merritt, pastor of the Cong'l church of this village officiating. The singing was by Miss Lartz and Geo Hudson and Miss Platz officiated as organist.

After the services were concluded at the church the remains were conveyed to their final resting place in the cemetery near Vernon Centerand placed beside those of his first wife. The cortege which followed was an unusually long one over 100 teams being in line.

Mr. Sprague was a member of the orders of M. W. of A. and R.N. of A. and many members from camps of these orders of this village, Vernon, Caldwell and Prospect attended his funeral. Prospect camp, of which at one time he was a member, sent a floral pillow as an expression of esteem in which members of the camp held him. Mukwonago camps, M. W. of A. and R. N. of A. donated beautiful floral tributes of wreaths and pillows.

(Was serving Village of Mukwonago government in the office of treasurer.)



Source: Mukwonago Chief October 17, 1895
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Many of the readers of the Chief, especially those past middle age, will remember Capt. James SPRAGUE whose boyhood days were spent in this village, and will regret to learn of this death which occurred at his home, in Minneapolis, October 13. He enlisted in the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry and was soon promoted Captain of Company H. He was a soldierly looking fellow, brave and fearless and was one of the most kind hearted men that ever breathed. Capt. Sprague had resided in Minneapolis for the past eighteen years,and has been in failing health for some years. He leaves a wife and one son, grown to manhood, besides two sisters Mrs. Harmon Warfied of Vernon and Mrs.Eliza Warfield of Emsley, SD, and a brother Mr. Eugene D. Sprague of Vernon.



Source: Mukwonago Chief: Feb. 12, 1890
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The death of John SPRAGUE leaves another vacancy in the ranks of our old settlers. "Uncle John", as he was known by many of our readers died at the home of his daughter Mrs. Mary Warfield, Vernon, Friday night, Feb. 7, in his 83d year. The funeral services took place at the house Sunday forenoon, the remains being brought to this place for burial. The deceased was for several years a resident of this village being at one time the landlord of what was then known as the "Exchange House", the building now occupied by Mrs. Emily Camp. If we mistake not this way along in the early 1850's. He was a generous man and of a very genial nature, making friends with all he came in contact with. Peace to his ashes.



Source: Mukwonago Chief September 7, 1892
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At her home in Vernon, on Friday morning, September 2, 1892, after a long illness. Lizzie, wife of E. D. Sprague, aged 34 years, I month and 5 days.

The deceased was born and reared in Vernon, and was universally esteemed for her many womanly virtues and amiable disposition which endeared her to all with whom she came in contact. She was a daughter of Angus McMillan and was united in marriage with Mr. Sprague in 1880. She leaves behind to mourn her irreparable loss, beside the husband, three children, the eldest nine years old and the youngest but two. The deceased had been ill with consumption since last winter, the last eighteen weeks confined to her bed.

The funeral which was largely attended was held from the residence Sunday, Rev. Moyle officiating. The remains were laid to rest in the Vernon cemetery.

(Note: Rev. Moyle, of East Troy, holds afternoon services in Vernon)



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, September 22, 1910 | Page 5

The friends and acquaintances of Mrs. Mabel DeWitt Sprague were saddened Sunday morning to learn of her death after an illness of considerable length, throughout which all hoped her youth and strength bring her back to health.  She was the wife of R.F. Sprague and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. DeWitt, who together with two children, Ralph and Marie, survive her.  She also leaves three sisters; Mrs. W. Minett of Richland Center; mrs. R. Peters of Oconomowoc and Mrs. J.B. Skidmore of Eagle.  She was born May 7, 1876, in the town of Troy and married June 13, 1894.  As a girl she was a favorite and in her home life of sixteen years she was a devoted wife and mother, giving her best to them, and the family are truly bereaved.  She was laid away last Tuesday in beautiful Oak Ridge cemetery.

Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, September 29, 1910 | Page 7

A report reached here to the effect that Mrs. Frank Sprague, (nee Mabel DeWitt) committed suicide at Lake LaBelle, Oconomowoc, one day last week.  She had been living near Eagle of late, where her folks now reside, but who formerly made their home at Troy Center, where she spent her girlhood days.  Mrs. Sprague's mind was unbalanced and it was due to this fact that she committed the rash act above narrated.



Waukesha Democrat | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, August 27, 1850 | Page 2

Cholera-It will be learned with deep regret that the Rev. E. Springer, Presiding Elder for this circuit, died of cholera at Oconomowoc on Thursday last. Mr. S. was well known to the people of the State, and universally esteemed. He has left a family in circumstances calling for the attention of those for whose benefit his life waa spent in Christian devotion.



Source: Waukesha Freeman Aug. 13, 1896

STAMM-An infant of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Stamm of the north side died Monday. Funeral services were held at the Catholic Church at Duplainville on Tuesday.



Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) June 16, 1897; pg. 9, col D

News from Waukesha Death of Miss Rosa Staub - Personal and Social Notes

Waukesha, Wis., June 15. - The death of Rosa Staub, daughter of Frederick Staub, occurred last night at her home near this city. She was a native of Switzerland. The funeral will be held at 2 p. m., at the German Reformed church, to-morrow.



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, March 24, 1910 | Page 5

Rev. Mr. Roberson attended the funeral of Miss Mertie Stead at Eagle Friday.

Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, March 31, 1910 | Page 2

Feb. 1, 1891, in town of Eagle, Myrtle Stead was born. Few girls loved home as Myrtle did and few could have done more to brighten the family circle. She often remarked "I like to visit my friends and have my friends visit me but I like home and my own folks best."

Myrtle's life had been one long, tedious illness, but it was borne as Jesus bade us bear our crosses, patiently, gently and willingly. Since the beginning of her illness some sixteen years ago everything has been done to restore her to health, but it was of no avail. She was in God's hand and He has cared for her, calling her home early Tuesday morning, March 15, 1910.

The funeral was held at the M. E. church, Rev. W. D. Cox officiating, and the remains, of the loved one were laid to rest in Oak Ridge cemetery, beneath a beautiful bed of flowers, the last, tribute of love and respect from her dear ones.

Myrtle leaves to mourn her a father, mother, two sisters and two brothers, besides many relatives and a host of friends.

All lost things are in the angels' keeping,
No loved are dead but merely sleeping.
The years of Heaven will all earth's little pain make good;
Together there we shall begin in babyhood.

Myrtle has gone from this drear world of sin
To that border land between;
Where none but the just can enter in
To praise their glorious King.

Her race is run, her trial are o'er,
She is free from earthly stains.
She's praising God on the other shore,
On the shining, beautiful plains.
We never shall, see that smiling face
Till our bodies cease their breath.
May we abide in the ways of grace,
One step between, me and death.
We soon shall stand by our Myrtle again,
With the angels sparkling bright.
To praise our Maker in truth and love
In the glorious robes of white.
We never shall know the last fond thought
That sought to soften the pain
Until we cross the river of death
And stand by her side again.
W. V. G.



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, May 11, 1911 | Page 2

On Monday May 1st at 11 p.m. Mrs. Mary Townsend departed this life after a brief illness.

Mrs. Townsend was a daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Smart, pioneers of Mukwonago township, and was born in the town of Waukesha where the Smart families first settled.  The date of her birth is April 13, 1941.  Later the family moved to Mukwonago where Mrs. Townsend grew to womanhood.  Her father died many ears ago and her aged mother made her home with Mrs. Townsend in her declining years.  She was married to Henry Stead about forty-six years ago, in the city of Milwaukee, and this young couple made their home in North Prairie where they engaged in the confectionary business.  About twenty-five years ago they came to EAgle to continue in the same business and by fair dealing, energy and enterprise, made a success of the undertaking besides gaining the confidence and respect of all.  The father died in October, 1890, and the widowed mother with the help of the family continued the business.

Some years after the death of Mr. Stead she again married and became the wife of William Townsend, son of P.V. and Sarah Townsend, of Eagle.  He died in 1896 again leaving her a widow to carry on the battles of life.

The family were very successful here, erected a fine brick structure for business and residence.  The eldest daughter married J.D. Silvernail(sic), now rural mail carrier; Arthur purchased a farm near the village and last year was honored with the office of town treasurer; Sylvia married J. A. Sherman, now deceased, and had charge of the business interests; Jay W. recently married Miss Lottie Bigelow, a popular young lady of Eagle, and assisted the family in conducting the store besides being interested in carrying mail and undertaking.

Mrs. Townsend was a member of the M.E. church and the funeral took place yesterday afternoon, Rev. J. W. Perry officiating, assisted by the Eagle choir.  Interment was in Oak Ridge cemetery.  Out of respect to her memory the business houses closed during the funeral services.

In her death another pioneer has gone to her long repose and well may the youth of today learn from the example set by her and her parents, that of laboring to the interests of home and community with honor that when the end comesit can be truthfully said of them as in the instance, that her life was one of usefulness, a credit to her parents, self and family.  We all extend our sincere sympathy to the bereaved family.

Mrs. Townsend leaves besides the immediate family three sisters, Mrs. Ann Simon, Mrs. Sarah Schermerborn, Mrs. Jennie Bates, Minnesota; two brothers, George and William Smart, Hillsdale, Wis. and grandchildren.



Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel, Tuesday, February 07, 1893; pg. 2; col H

Word has been received here of the death in Chicago of A.T. Stebbias, formerly of this village (Waukesha) aged 66 years. His son, A.T. Stebbias, Jr. of this village accompanied his father's remains to Cleveland for interment.



Source: Waukesha Freeman Thursday, October 03, 1889 Waukesha, Wisconsin

The death of William Steele, which occurred at his home in Merton last Friday, is a deep loss, not only to many individuals, but to the community at large. He was a valuable and respected citizen, and an enterprising and progressive man. The funeral occurred on Monday, under the auspices of the Masonic Lodge, and was attended by a great crowd of people. The bereaved family consists of a wife and two daughters, both grown to womanhood.

Mr. Steele has been ill all summer but it is supposed that his death was hastened, if not directly occsioned, by the shock caused by the fire which destroyed his barns a few weeks since.



Waukesha Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Monday, June 02, 1947 | Page 7

Mrs. Herman Steffan, 75, died Sunday at the home of her son, Robert Steffan, Pewaukee lake route 1.

Eliza Boardman was horn in Hamburg, Germany, Oct. 10, 1871. She came here at the age of 12 and lived in Waukesha county for 63 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman, in 1943.

Besides  her son, Robert, she is survived by another son, Ted Steffan, undersherrif of Waukesha county; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Manske, town of New Berlin; two brothers, Charles Boardman of Elkhorn and Henry Boardman of Oconomowoc; one sister, Mrs. George Stuhr, Muskego; four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 5 at 2 p.m. at the Erling Larsen Funeral home, the Rev. Charles Hornburg of Hales Corners officiating.  Burial will be in Prairie Home cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Tuesday.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Tuesday, July 17, 1923 | Page 1

Mrs. Bertha Stein, wife of Charles Stein, died Wednesday morning at her home in Pewaukee. Besides her husband, Mrs. Stein is survived by twelve children. Funeral services will be held in the home, Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Burial in the Pewaukee cemetery.



Source: Waukesha Freeman, Wednesday, May 02, 1945, Page 3 Eagle

Saturday morning Mr. and Mrs. Anton Steinhoff, received word of the serious illness of their daughter, Mary Ellen who was teaching in Freeport, I11. They left immediately and she was removed to the hospital and died Friday evening after such a short illness. Mary Ellen was born at Eagle on Dec. 11, 1921, she attended the rural school near her home. She Graduated from Palmyra high school as valdectorian in 1939. She then attended Teachers college at Whitewater, graduating in 1944. She then took a position at Freeport and was beloved by pupils, teachers and many friends. She was buried from St. Theresa's church on Tuesday morning.

A large number of friends and relatives from a distance attended the funeral, Msgr. Couley, pastor of St. Mary's church, Freeport accompanied by Rev. Driscoll of Dunrand were in attendance.  Mrs. Cecelia Host, wife of Mr. Clem Host died Saturday at Elkhorn hospital after a short illness. Mr. and Mrs. Host have been residents at Eagle Lake for a number of years. Funeral services were held at St. Thomas Aquinas church Wednesday at 9 a.m. with burial at Calvary cemetery. She leaves her husband, five daughters, Mrs. Margaret Hughes, Mrs. Geraldme Steer, Mrs. Mary Wickert, Mrs. Robert Druecker and Miss Jane Host. Two sons, F.C. 3/c., John R. Host, Air Cadet Paul W. Host; three sisters and a brother. Several from Eagle attended the funeral in Milwaukee.



Source: Paper unknown probably Milwaukee Journal or Sentinel

Steinke, Harold of Menomonee Falls, formerly of Milwaukee, Mar. 3, 1988, age 80 years. Beloved husband of Anita (nee Protzmann), dear father of one son and one daughter, 7 grandchildren, one brother, one sister, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nices, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services Sun. eve., Mar 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Ev. Lutheran Church, N87 W16171 Kenwood Blvd. Menomonee Falls. Interment Valhalla. In state at Grace Lutheran Church from 4-7:30 p.m. Sun. Mr. Steinke was the manager of Capital Pladium Bowling Lanes for many years. Memorials to the church appreciated. Harder Funeral Home 4217 W. Fond du Lac Ave.



Source: Paper unknown probably Milwaukee Journal or Sentinel

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Date of death Mar 15, 1974
Steinke, Myrtis, nee Lilly, Mar. 6, 1974 at the age of 74 years. Beloved mother of one son and one daughter, 7 grand children, 3 sisters, Helen Reuter, Stella Lkckhardt and Myrtle Kuenzl, 2 brothers, John and Orson Lilly, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Funeral Fri., March 8 at 1:15 P.M. at the Harder Funeral HOme, 4217 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Interment Wisconsin Memorial Park. In state Thurs., from 4-9 P. Member of Capital Dr. Lutheran Church.



Source: Waukesha Freeman July 24, 1890
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Mr. Henry Stewart died at his residence here on the 19th. He was an early settler and leaves a wife, two sons and two daughters to mourn his demise. Funeral services took place on Monday and were largely attended.



Source: Waukesha County Democrat 1 Apr 1882

Mr. James Stewart, in the town of Mukwonago, on mar. 21st. His wife and several children survive. Funeral from the Presbyterian Church.



Source: Waukesha Freeman: June 13, 1901
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Ottawa center
Passing of Pioneer
John Stewart died at his home in Dousman, Tuesday, June 4, at the age of 87 years. He was born in Ireland and came to Wisconsin when he was very young. He was one of the earliest settlers of Ottawa and remained here until 1901, then he moved to Dousman. His wife, and three sons, by a former wife, Samuel of Milwaukee; David of Kansas; and William of California, survive.

Funeral services were largely attended. Rev. M. Davidson of the Congregational church of Dousman, officiated. The deceased was a faithful member and officer of the Presbyterian church here for many years.



Source: Waukesha Freeman May 17, 1894
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Died at her residence in the town of Ottawa on May 11, at the age of 85, Mrs. Nancy Stewart. Her husband Henry Stewart died a few years since, Two sons adn two daughters survive her. She was one of the earliest settlers of the town, having resided here half a century. The funeral services were held last Monday. Rev. T.D.Williams of Manitowoe (formerly Ottawa) officating . A large number of relatives and friends were present to pay their tribute of respect.



Source: Waukesha Freeman: April 21, 1892
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Died on Friday the 15th inst., Mr. Samuel Stewart, of Ottawa, aged 70 years. Deceased had been sick only about a week and his death was unexpected to all. He was of the earliest settlers of the town, and coming to Wisconsin early in the forties. For many years past he has been on the elders in the Presbyterian Church , of Ottawa, also superintendent of the Sunday School, where he will be sorely missed. A wife, three sons and five daughters are left to mourn his departure. The late Mr. Stewart was widely known and generally respected for his many good traits of character. The funeral took place from the family residence on Tuesday and was largely attended.



Source: Menomonee Falls News May 1, 1914
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Gertrude, wife of Peter Stockem passed away at her home in Menomonee, April 28, aged 83 years, 11 months and 20 days. She is survived by her husband and seven sons and daughters, one sister, Mrs. Hoffman and a brother at Pewaukee. She (sic) funeral will be held Saturday morning at St. Anthony's church parish, Fussville.



Source: Menomonee Falls News May 5, 1916
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EARLY SETTLER DIES. Peter J. Stockem, an old resident of the town of Menomonee passed away at his farm home on Thursday, Apr 27. He was a native of Germany where he was born May 10th, 1828. Had he lived a few days longer, he would have attained the ripe old age of 88 years. His wife died two years ago. Deceased is survived by four sons, Jacob, living at Pewaukee, Joseph of Milwaukee, Frank and Peter at home, three daughters, Mrs. Waller(?) Of Milwaukee, Mrs. John Kreiser, Milwaukee, and Mrs. William Brahm of New Butler. Mr. Stockem was one of our towns best citizens. He was industrious, a good neighbor and bore the esteem of all who knew him. The funeral was held on Saturday form St. Anthony's Parish, Fussville, Rev. Nicholas Schaaf officiating. Interment was held in the church cemetery.



Sheboygan Journal | Sheboygan, Wisconsin | Monday, April 18, 1960 | Page 11

Mrs. Fannie Stockingcr, 60, formerly of Sheboygan. died at Waukesha Sunday morning after being in ill health for 10 years. The former Fannie Brunnbauer. she was born Germany. Aug. 31, l891 a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brunnbauer Sr. When a young girl she came to Sheboygan with her parents. She was married to John Stockingcr in Sheboygan about 43 years ago and shortly after settled in Waukesha. Her husband preceded her in death in 1952.

Survivors include five sons, John Stockinger of Sheboygan. and Joe. Frank. George and Fred Stockinger of Waukesha: 15 grandchildren: Two great-grandchildren; a brother Louis Brunnbauer of Sheboygan, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Thielmann, Elkhart Lake, and Mrs. Emma Reinhold, Sheboygan.

Funeral services will be held at Waukesha Wednesday. 8 a.m.. at the Touschen-Rudolph Funeral Home and 9 a.m. at St Joseph's Catholic Church. Burial will be in a Waukesha cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the time of the services. The rosary will be recited there at 8 p.m. Tuesday.



Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) May 10, 1893; pg. 2; col D

Waukesha, Wis., May 9. - Mrs. George Stockman died at her home near Mukwonago May 5. She had lived in Mukwonago 53 years, being one of the earliest residents of that town. She leaves three sons, William and Andrew Stockman of Mukwonago and Dr. George Stockman of Mason City.



Source: The Milwaukee Journal, (Milwaukee, WI) January 15, 1894; pg. 2; col C

Martin Stoddard, aged 95 years, died at the county farm this morning. He is an old resident of this place, and has been in poor health for some time. His wife died about six years ago. He leaves four grandchildren, two at Little Prairie, one at Whitewater and one at Milwaukee. The funeral will take place Wednesday.



Source: Waukesha Freeman - December 9, 1891
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DEATH OF A PIONEER - H.H. STONE - Aged 91 Years Borne to the Grave

Hiram H. Stone died last Friday aged 91 years and 9 months. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. P.S. Everett, who gave an interesting sketch of the long life of the deceased, from which we extract the following facts.

Mr. Stone was born at Victor, Ontario County, NY, March 1800. While residing there, owing to his ability and upright life, he held various town offices. In 1844 he settled with his family in Wayne County, Michigan where he resided for a number of 1848 he moved to Chicago where with his brother he entered into the mercantile and real estate business. He remained in Chicago until 1853, when he moved to Wisconsin where he has lived until his death. About 12 years ago he retired from the active cares of life, and has since been waiting the summons to call him to a better world. ........He was a man of many good qualities and was much beloved by his family and friends. He was twice married and had five children all of whom survive him. His second wife also survives him.....

Hiram Hoyt Stone, his wife, Elizabeth, their son Hiram Whitman Stone and his wife and his daughter Jennie Ann STONE and her husband Richard L. Gove, a former mayor of Waukesha, are buried at Prairie Home Cemetery.

Obit of Hiram's first wife and the mother of his 5 children, Elizabeth

Source: Obituary - Waukesha Freeman - 3/13/1873 P.2 col. 3

STONE ; At her residence in Waukesha, on Tuesday morning, March 4th, at 7 o'clock, Elizabeth B. wife of Hiram H. Stone; age 62 years, 1 month, 2 days. (followed by a poem about a mother's death).



Source: Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, May 09, 1895 | Page 5

[Hartland]-Monday afternoon the funeral of Raymond Strauss, a year-old child of Fred Strauss, was held at the family residence of Maple Avenue.



Source: The Milwaukee Journal, [Sunday], [January 13, 1895]; col D

George Street Dead
Waukesha Boy Who Graduated from Annapolis and Entered the Navy

Vallejo, Cal. Jan. 12-Word is received that Assistant Naval Constructor George W. Street, U.S.N., died at San Francisco of pneumonia constructor Street was appointed from Wisconsin July 1, 1889, and has, until recently, been attached to the navy yard at New York.

George W. Street was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Street, and brother of John, Robert, Richard w. and Charles Street. Mrs. William Kendrick and Mrs. A.E. Macartney. He spent his early years in Waukesha, where he lived with his parents. He was appointed a cadet and went through the naval academy at Annapolis, Md. He was appointed from Wisconsin July 1, 1889, as assistant naval constructor at San Francisco. He was married a few years ago. Mr. Street was about 30 years of age.

Mr. Street's father came to Wisconsin in 1855 and settled first in Grant county moving thence to Racine and to Waukesha in 1871.



Source: Evening Journal, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Friday, July 25, 1890 | Page 2

Died at his home in Genesee, July 24, 1890 David Stuart in his 73d year. Deceased was one of the pioneers of Waukesha county, and was well known and highly respected. The funeral will take place tomorrow, at 9 a. m., from the house in Genesee.



Source: Thee Milwaukee Journal, (Milwaukee, WI) June 25, 1896; pg. 7; col C

The death of John Struve, aged 78 years, occurred yesterday at his home in the town of Brookfield. He was an old resident of this county and leaves two sons and one daughter to mourn his loss. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence.



Source:Waukesha Freeman - February 9, 1944
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Granddaughter of Christopher Carlin

Mrs. Elizabeth Carlin Supita 63, died Tuesday at her home in North Prairie. She was a life long resident of North Prairie and was active as a member of the North Prairie Methodist Church.

Besides her husband Jacob, Mrs. Supita is survived by a son Cecil, a lieutenant in the navy, one daughter, Dr. Lois Litzow, at home. She is further survived by two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the North Prairie Methodist church, the Rev. Gordon Amphlett officiating. Burial will be in the North Prairie cemetery. The Mealy funeral home, Pewaukee, is in charge.



Source: March 15, 1948 Waukesha Freeman
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OCONOMOWOC-Mrs. Otto Sylvester, 82, who was in the florist business with her husband for over 60 years, died at her home, S57 S. Silver Lake St, yesterday. The former Ida Krohn as born in Rome, Wis., Jan. 21, 1866, but had resided in Oconomowoc most of her life.

She is survived by her husband; three sons. Otto, Jr., Washington, D. C., Alfred, Oconomowoc, and Frank, Milwaukee; two daughters, Mrs. W. C. Otto and Mrs. Theodore
Bolson, Oconomowoc; nine grandchilren, and three great grandchildren. She is also survived by three brothers, Herman Krohn, Sullivan, and Gust and Ben Krohn, Whitewater.

Funeral services will be held from the Notbohm funeral home at 1.30 p. m. Wednesday to St. John's Lutheran church. Golden Lake, at 2.15 p. m. The Rev. Kail Wedel will officiate. Burial
will be in the La Belle cemetery, Oconomowoc.  Friends mav call at the funeral home after 3 30 p. m tomorrow.

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