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



Source: Waukesha Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, February 21, 1895 | Page 5

Bertha Wachendorf youngest child of Henry Wachendorf died last fireday of the grippe, aged 5 years.



Source: Waukesha Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, July 13, 1916 | Page 5

Henry Wachendorf, a resident of this village, died Monday morning after many weary weeks of suffering. Mr. Wachendorf was seventy-five years old. He leaves a wife and seven children, John and Chris Wachendorf of this town; William, Oakfield, Wis.; Mrs. Henry Miller, Dousman; Mrs. Charles Davis, Vernon; Mrs. William Hoffman, School section and Mrs. Margaret Schumacher, this village. One brother, John WAchendorf of Hudson, and a sister, Mrs. Knipfel of Hammond, St. Croix county, and thirty grandchildren also survive. The fuenral was held Wednesday afternoon from the house and the Lutheran church, Rev. Mr. Reider officiating. Interment in Oak Knoll Cemetery.
According to his probate records Henry's estate gave $100 to the Genesee Cemetery Association in 1931 for perpetual care of the grave of Mrs. Augusta Wachendorf (Gustie) and her husband's plot. Genesee cemetery is a different cemetery than Oak Knoll. The body was possibly moved to Genesee or never buried at Oak Knoll



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Lifelong Waukesha resident, Edward P. Wagner, Sr., died on Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at the Woodland Health Care Center in Brookfield at the age of 84 years.

Ed was born on November 13, 1917 in Waukesha, the son of Peter & Amelia (nee Klewin) Wagner.
Ed was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church in Waukesha. He was a machinist at Waukesha Engine where he was also a member of the Old Timers' Club. He proudly served his country in the Army Air Corps and was a World War II veteran. He was a member of the Waukesha Veterans of Foreign Wars Soat-Vergenz Post 721 and the American Legion Post 449 in Elm Grove. He was also a member of the Waukesha Eagles Club.

Ed was the dear father of one son and one daughter. He was a proud grandfather. He is the great grandfather of 4. Also surviving are other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy in 1995.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, November 17, 200l at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home on Moreland Blvd. at 2 p.m. Pastor Frank Janzow will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, November 16, 2001 from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 1 p.m. until time of service. Interment will follow the services on Saturday at Pilgrims' Rest Cemetery in Pewaukee where Military Honors will be provided by the Waukesha VFW Soat-Vergenz Post 721.


MRS. CHAS. (Wilhelmina) WALTER

Source: The Waukesha Freeman April 4, 1892
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Mrs. Chas. Walter died on the 29th ult. and was buried on the 1st of April. She had been gradually growing weaker with that dreaded disease, consumption, for over a year. She leaves a husband and three small children to mourn the loss of an amiable and affectionate wife and mother. (This is Wilhelmina Wendt)



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, November 11, 1909 | Page 5

Death of a Beloved Woman

Mrs. Frances M. Waltermire Passed Away at Oshkosh

Eagle, Nov. 8. The remains of Mrs. Frances Mead Waltermire were brought here from Oshkosh Monday afternoon, for burial in Oak Ridge cemetery.  Funeral services were held at the M. E. church by Rev. Mr. Hayward of Milwaukee. Mr. and Mrs. Waltermire removed from here over a decade ago after having lived in the village the major portion of their lives and had many old friends and neighbors, who feel a sincere sympathy for the surviving husband and children, Miss Ida and Henry S. of Milwaukee and Mrs. S. K. Youmans of Oshkosh.

Mrs. Waltermire was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Oct. 22, 1842, coming to the town of EAgle with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Mead, and was married to Henry W. Waltermire in 1861.  They moved from here to Milwaukee, then to Pewaukee and later to Oshkosh, where she died.  She was a charter member of the Baptist church established here in the seventies and has been a sincere, earnest worker in her faith.  Her cordial, sunny greeting and loyal affection made her a welcome guest in the seventies and has been a sincere earnest worker in her faith.  Her cordial, sunny greeting and loyal affection made her a welcome guest in many homes and it was almost with the feeling that they had come to give personal greeting to an old friend that brought the home people and friends from away around her at the last rites at church and cemetery Monday afternoon.



Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) March 01, 1899; pg. 6; col D

Death of Mrs. Laura Walton A Pioneer Resident of Waukesha County Passes Away
Waukesha, Wis., Feb. 28. - Mrs. Laura W. Walton, widow of Nathaniel E. Walton, died last night, aged 88. She was a pioneer of the state, having come from Genesee county, N. Y., with her husband and four children by team in 1836. They left New York in February and arrived at Milwaukee the latter days of March. In October of the same year they occupied a log cabin here, which served as their home until 1844. Part of their original farm was incorporated in the Industrial school property and the residence now owned and occupied by Capt. M. M. Manon formed a part of the Walton homestead for fifty years. Mr. and Mrs. Walton reared seven children and all but one survive. Of those surviving Miss M. M. Walton alone resides here. The others are a son, Nathan of Lena, Ill., and five daughters, Mrs. Todd of Madison, Mrs. Sherman of Eagle, Mrs. Adams of Detroit, Mrs. Himebough of Douglas, Kas.

The log cabin erected in 1836 by Mr. Walton was for some years the only place in the vicinity where travelers were entertained and occupying a prominent place on the prairie just south of where Bethesda Spring park is now located, became known in pioneer days as "The Light House."

Mr. and Mrs. Walton were among the earliest pioneers to take an interest in church work, and the first religious service held in the section, were at their cabin, where the Rev. Father Wheelock, a pioneer Methodist, conducted services. The First Baptist church of Waukesha was organized there with eleven members, and the Waltons were always among the most earnest and devoted workers of that society.

The first store established here occupied a room in the old log cabin and the goods were owned by Solomon Juneau.

Mr. Walton died eight or nine years ago. He was the first deputy sheriff appointed in this locality.



Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) April 06, 1889; pg. 10; col A



Waukesha, April 5. - Nathaniel Walton, one of the earliest settlers in Waukesha county, and nearly 84 years of age, died last night. Mr. Walton resided in Genesee county, N. Y., until 1836, when, with his wife and four children, he started for the West. They arrived at Milwaukee during March, 1836. He aided in "breaking" the first wagon road from that point to Waukesha, cutting away forest trees and constructing rude bridges. The following October he moved his family hither from Milwaukee, and their log cabin, on the property now comprising a part of the Industrial School farm, soon became known as the "Travelers' Home" and the "Lighthouse." For a time one room was occupied by Solomon Juneau as a store, and, prior to that time, it had been used by very church society organized here, until the first school-house was erected. Mr. Walton was always an active member of the Baptist church here and was during his entire life recognized as one of Waukesha's staunchest and most highly respected citizens. The funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Monday, December 07, 1953 | Page 13

Mrs. Emma Ward, 80, Pewaukee, died at Waukesha Memorial hospital, Sunday, Dec. 6. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Rose Hill and a niece, Maxine Hill, both of Minneapolis.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m, at the William R. Hanson funeral home, Pewaukee. The Rev. James De Golier, of St. Batholomew's Episcopal church will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery at Pewaukee. The body will be in state Monday after 4 p.m. Easter Star services will be held at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Monday.



Source: submitted by SLAHS/see contributors page

Warden, Lana S., (Nee Schablow) , of Sussex. d. Fri. Dec. 18, 1998, age 46 years. Wife & Mother. Daughter, Sister of several and the late Gail.  


Source: Waukesha County Democrat, 8 Apr 1882

Mrs. Silas Ware, in Waukesha, on the 30th ult. 1882, in her 74th year. Born at Fort. Covington, Franklin Co., N.Y. May 26, 1808, married there in 1828. Came with her family to Waukesha in 1848. A member of the Baptist church. Mother of 5 children, 3 of whom with their father survive: William, Norman, and Elizabeth.



Source: Mukwonago Chief Sept. 24, 1920
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In Memoriam
Harmon M. Warfield
Harmon M., youngest son of Nathan and Lucy Warfied, was born in the town of Vernon, Waukesha county, Wis., October 3, 1846, and died at his home in the village of Mukwonago Sept. 15, 1920, at 1 o'clock a.m.

Mr Warfield was a resident of Vernon until twenty-one yearsago when he moved to this village. Upon several occasions he was elected by Vernon people to execute official duties. While a resident of Mukwonago he was elected to officiate in capacities that required experience and judgement. He served both Vernon and Mukwonago as assessor " in all acting in that capacity twelve times. Citizens spoke of his official work as "Serenely pure and yet divinely strong." And "Whate'er is best administered is best."

Mr. Warfield retired from fields of activities several yearsago, and spent his declining years in as much comfort as conditions permitted of in a happy home circle with niece and sister-in-law, as promoters of measures to keep smooth and agreeable "life's highway."

Feb. 2, 1869, Mr.Warfield and Mary SPRAGUE were married. March 31, 1901, this union was severed by the death of Mrs. Sprague Warfield.There were no children.

The family survivors are three nieces and five nephews.

Wherever Mr Warfield resided his neighbors respected him because he was "neighborly" minded his own business and as Pope said of stream of Windsor Forest. The silver stream her virgin coolness keeps."

Funeral services were held at the late residence September 17. Rev. H.L. Sawyer officiated. Interment was in Vernon Center cemetery.

We wish to thank our neighbors and friends for their many notes of kindness during the sickness and burial of our beloved Harmon M.Warfield; for floral offerings, and to Rev. Mr. Sawyer for his words of respect and sympathy, Mrs. Mattie Hillier for songs at the funeral, and the undertaker C.M. Powers.
Addie L. Warfield
Mrs. Eliza Warfield



Source: Mukwonago Chief April 3, 1901
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We are called upon this week to chronicle the death of Mrs. Harmon M. Warfield who passed away Sunday noon at her home in this village after a long illness of many months. (NOTE: Died March 31, 1901)

Mary D. SPRAGUE was born in this town March 13, 1848, and was married to H. M. Warfield at Vernon in February 1865. Most of her married life had been spent in that town up to three years ago when they moved to this village. She had a wide circle of friends in both towns who will sincerelymourn the death of a good woman.

Beside the husband she leaves a brother, Eugene Sprague, of his village, and a sister Mrs. Eliza Warfield, of Mitchell, SD, who was here on a visit last Fall. They had no children.

The remains were taken to Vernon Tuesday forenoon where the funeral and burial took place which was largely attended.



Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel, Monday, May 29, 1893; pg. 2; col D

Obituary Mention Mrs. Harvey Waterman, an Old Resident of Pewaukee

Pewaukee, Wis-May 28-Mrs. Harvey Waterman died this morning of consumption at the age of 73. She was one of the oldest residents of Pewaukee. She has suffered for many years with this disease, and for weeks her death has been expected from day to day. Her husband and two children, Mrs. Law of Pewaukee and Charles Waterman of Topeka, Kas. survive her.



Source: Waukesha Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, May 10, 1917 | Page 5

The funeral of Geo Waterman was held Sunday morning at the Methodist chuch, Rev. A.E. Tink officiating.  Mr. Waterman's death occurred at the home of his sister, Mrs. A.J. Coats.  He was fifty-six years of age.  Besides his mother, a number of brothers and sisters survive him.



Source: Waukesha Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, March 05, 1908 | Page 4

Samuel Waterman died at his home in Genesee Tuesday night, aged 78 years.  He had been ailing for six weeks.  He leaves his widow, three sons and one daughter; One son, George, has been residing at home with his parents.  Funeral services will be held this (Thursday) afternoon at the residence.  Mr. Waterman has resided in Genesee two years.   For a number of years before that he had worked the Platner farm in Mukwonago and before that the Rose farm near North Prairie. He had resided in the county many years.



Source: Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, July 02, 1891 | Page 6

Death of James Q. Watson.

Mr. James Q. Watson died at his home in this village on Thursday, June 25th, aged 65 years. The family to which Mr. Watson belonged was among the very first to settle in this township. The father, Mr. James Y. Watson, came with his household in 1837 to the farm now owned by Geo. Barney. Their previous home was in Salem, Washington Co., N. Y., where Mr. Watson was born in 1826. His residence had been in this vicinity ever since, except that-some time was spent in mining and ventures in California and at Pike's Peak.

The sickness and death of a favorite grandson, James J. Moore, a promising lad of 13 years, whom he assiduously tended to the last, exhausted his vitality and his courage, and he soon followed to the grave the boy for whom he had most cared to live.

As a member of the G. A. R. Mr. Watson attended the Memorial Services at the Baptist Church and at the cemetery with deep interest, hardly thinking that in the next year his own grave would await, the floral tribute.



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, September 16, 1915 | Page 8

Hiram Way for many years a resident of Mukwonago,where his wife died a few years ago, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. N. Rockteacher, at Eagle at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 8. The funeral was held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the home of his daughter, with interment in Eagle cemetery.



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, February 06, 1913 | Page 5

Mrs. Ida Way, wife of Hiram Way, died Sunday at her home on Franklin St. Mrs Way has been in poor health for over a year and for the past five months has been unable to walk alone, being partially paralyzed from a stroke last fall. But who through all her suffering had remained cheerful and happy; glad always to see her friends and always looking forward to the time she would be, better. On Saturday evening she was suddenly seized with another stroke, passing away shortly before noon the following day. Mrs. Way's maiden name was Ida White. She is survived by her husband, her aged mother, Mrs L. Colyer of Eagle, also one daughter, Mrs. Flossie Pardee and a little granddaughter. The funeral was held Tuesday from the home at 12 o'clock. Rev. Mr. Ralph of the Congregational church officiating. Interment was in the Eagle cemetery. Mrs. Way was 49 years and 7 months of age.



Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) February 01, 1894; pg. 8; col B


Waukesha, Wis., Jan. 31. - An inquest on the body of Daniel J. Weaver who was burned to death at Merton Sunday night, resulted in a verdict of accidental death.



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, July 20, 1911 | Page 5

Mrs. Sarah Weaver, aged 74 years, was buried Sunday afternoon in Forest Hill cemetery. Mrs. Weaver spent many years in Pewaukee.



Source: Menomonee Falls News, Nov. 12, 1936
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Barbara Weber, aged 83 died at the home of her daughter Mrs. John Nettesheim on Sunday, November 8. Mrs. Weber was born March 17, 1853 town of Delafield, a resident of Waukesha county all her life. Her husband, John Weber, (sic) predeceased her on September 23, 1827. The survivors are five sons, Frank T., Albert J., Pewaukee, Joseph H., Wm. E., Milwaukee, Henry M. of the village and one daughter Mrs. Christina Nettesheim, Muskego, four brothers, Frank, George, Math. Duckgeischel and one sister, Mrs. Chas. Deck all of Pewaukee. Also 35 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday November 11, from the home of Mrs. John Nettesheim town of Muskego to St. Mary's Catholic Church, Pewaukee.



Source: Waukesha Freeman Jan. 27, 1921
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Genesee Depot -Mrs. Henry Webber, nee Jennie Burgeson, a former resident of Genesee, died at her home in Templeton, Wis., on Wednesday, Jan. 19, following an attack of pneumonia. Mrs. Webber, spent her girlhood and early womanhood with her aunt, Mrs. Mary Sayles in Genesee village. Beside her husband, she leaves three children, twins 6 years old (*see note), and a baby of six months. Burial was at Templeton Friday morning at 9 o'clock." (NOTE: Actually there were no twins, but a son, Clyde Weber age 6 and Robert - age 5 and the 6month old baby was Roy Weber)



Source: Waukesha County Democrat 15 Apr 1882

Louis Weber, son of Stephen Weber, Esq., of this place (Waukesha), on the 10th inst., of consumption, aged 20 years.



Chicago Tribune, IL, April 13, 1954

Marie C. Weber, nee Huhn, April 11, 1954, wife of Victor Weber, mother of James Weber, grandmother of Sharon and Sandra, sister of Rose Petersen of Lake Forest. Funeral Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Hanson funeral home, Pewaukee, Wis. Interment Forest Hill, Pewaukee.

Waukesha Daily Freeman, Monday, April 12, 1954 | Page 3

County Woman Dies at Hospital

A Pewaukee woman, Mrs Marie C Weber, 67, died early today at Waukesha Memorial hospital. Mrs. Weber and her husband, who survives her, operated the Pewaukee
Hardware store for the past seven years. The Webers moved to Pewaukee from Park Ridge, Ill. in 1946.

Other survivors include her son, James, Pewaukee; a sister, Mrs. E. A. Peterson, Lake Forest, Ill.; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p m. from the William R. Hansen Funeral home in Pewaukee and the Rev Edward T. Soper will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday.



Waukesha Daily Freeman Sept. 24, 1927
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Mathias Weber, a pioneer resident of the town of Lisbon passed away Sept. 23 at 10:05 in the evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ed Schultz, Pewaukee, at the age of 81 years. Mr. Weber was born in Luxemberg April 7, 1846 and came to this country with his parents in 1848 settling on a farm in the town of Lisbon. Two daughters and one son preceded him in death. Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Barbara Weber, two daughters and five sons...34 grandchildren and one great-grandchild...



Source: Milwaukee Journal
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Weber, Thelma M.
(Nee Halquist). Of the Town of Lisbon. June 12, 1998. Age 83 years. Born November 11, 1914 in Ignace, Ontario to John and Minnie Halquist. Loving mother; Dear sister. Preceded in death by her husbands, her sons. Further survived by 23 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Funeral Tuesday, June 16, 1998, 9 AM from the Funeral Home to Queen of Apostle Catholic Church (formerly St. Peter and Paul) on Duplainville Road to celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM. Burial Church Cemetery. Visitation Monday 4-8 PM with a Prayer Service at 7:30 PM AT THE FUNERAL HOME. Thelma was a school teacher in Waukesha County for twenty-five years.




Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, February 20, 1902 | Page 5

Mrs. John Weege, sister-in-law of our townsman, Mr. August Weege, died at her home on the Sands place last week Wednesday of pneumonia.



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Source: Menomonee Falls News Mar 7, 1935

John C. Weiland Dies. John C. Weiland, well known town of Menomonee farmer, died at his home on Saturday, Mar 2, at the age of 66 years. Funeral services were held on Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Mary's church here, the Rev. C. J. Bier officiating. Interment took place in the church cemetery. Deceased is survived by his widow, Gertrude, nee Claas; there sons, Raymond, Irenus and John Jr.; three daughters, Mrs. Annie Becker, Mrs. Tecla Nennig, Mrs. Esther Holzem, and eleven grandchildren.



Source: The Milwaukee Journal, (Milwaukee, WI) January 14, 1899; pg. 8; col A

City of Springs in Winter Time Death of Mrs. Mary Welch, an Old Resident of Waukesha


WAUKESHA, Wis., Jan. 15-Mrs. Mary Welch, aged 80 years, an old resident of this city, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Connors, in Milwaukee yesterday, after an illness of ten days. Mrs. Welch's husband died here about twenty-seven years ago. She is survived by two sons and one daughter, Richard of New Berlin, Michael of this city, and Mrs. Connors of Milwaukee. The body will arrive in Waukesha Monday morning, and the funeral will take place from St. Joseph's church.



Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, February 8, 2008

Born to Everlasting Life Feb. 6, 2008, at the age of 71 years.

An example of love and faith to all he knew, George is survived by his beloved wife Nancy (nee Meyer), his loving children and his cherished grandchildren.

Preceded into Eternal Life by his parents George and Marina, brothers Jerry (Jackie), John (Joanne), Richard and Lee Grassel, and granddaughter Reagan. Further survived by sisters and many dear nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation Sat., Feb. 9, 12:30 - 2:30PM at ST. ANTHONY ON THE LAKE, W280 N2101 HWY SS, Pewaukee, with the Mass of Christian Burial at 2:30 PM. Internment Forest Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to George's beloved alma mater, St. Michael's Alumni Association, 1445 N. 24th St., Milwaukee, WI 53205. HERITAGE FUNERAL HOMES Altstadt - Tyborski Johnson - Reiss - Klemmer (414) 281-5533



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, June 13, 1912 | Page 5

Mrs. Wendt is Killed

Pewaukee Lady Meets Death at Crossing

Down town on Errand

Morning Brings Terrible Awakening to Husband and Family

Pewaukee, June 11-A most distressing accident occurred last Thursday evening.  Mrs. Wendt left her home, on the east end of Oakton Ave., to attend to some errands downtown.  Her husband and sons also went out and coming in a little late supposed she had retired for the night.  In the morning it was found that she had been struck by a train supposedly the one from the west, while crossing the track at the freight depot, and instantly killed.  She leaves a husband and five sons and one daughter.  Three of the sons live in Chicago, two are at home.  The daughter, Mrs. Larson, lives a few miles out of the village on a farm.  The funeral occurred Sunday afternoon from the Lutheran church, of which deceased was a faithful member.  Interment at Forest Hill.




Mrs. Caroline Werning, one of the oldest residents of the county, having passed her ninety-third birthday, at the home of her son, R.J. Werning, in the town of Waukesha, Sunday, March 8.  She leaves three daughters, Mrs. Henry Kern, New Berlin; Mrs. Jacob Wagner, Fort Atkinson: Mrs. George Wolf, Waukesha: and one son, with whom she resided. She leaves also twenty-one grandchildren and thirty-two greatgrandchildren.

Funeral services were held at Mr. Werning's residence and at the German Reformed church in this city Wednesday afternoon. Rev Mr. Diehm officiated. Interment at Prairie Home cemetery.

Mrs. Werning was born in Germany. was married there and came to this country and county in 1848.  She has resided here since that time.  Mr. Werning died some years ago. (cemetery records have name as Catherine)



Source: Waukesha Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, March 17, 1921 | Page 8

Albert H. Weston, aged 78 years, died on March 8th, after a short illness at his home in Genesee. Deceased was born in New York and came to Wisconsin when a child, here he had resided ever since. He is survived by his widow, four daughters, Mrs. Shirley Harrison, Waukesha; Mrs. W. A. Ames, Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. Dr. Whedon, Sheridan, Wyo.; Mrs. A. A. Jacobs, Delavan, Wis., and two sons, William. Lake Forest, Ill., and George of Edgerton, Wis.
The funeral was held Friday at 2 p. m. from the Congregational church at Genesee.



Source: Waukesha Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, July 20, 1916 | Page 4

Geo Weston Dies at Genesee
Resident for Sixty Years and Prominent in Business Life

Genesee Depot July 19-The death of George Weston occurred Tuesday afternoon at his home here, following an illness of less than a week.  The cause of death was a complication of troubles which develiped suddenly and baffled and skill of physicians.  Mr. Weston is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Lillian norrie, three adult children, Mrs. Clarence Hardaker, Vernon and Harold Weston, all residing in this vicinity, and serveral brothers.  Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 in the Congregational church at Genesee village, Rev. Mr. Post a former pastor, now of Chicago, officiating.  Interment will be in Genesee cemetery.  George Weston was born at Mukwonago sixty-five years ago but had resided here since he was a lad of five years.  On attaining manhood he engaged in the grist milling business and was actively in this work until five or six days prior to his death.  He was of quiet tastes and essentialy a home-loving man, devoted to his family and winning the utmost esteem from townsmen and friends.  The good-will he exhibited toward others was returned manifold through their respect and friendliness to him.  His passing is a distinct loss to the community as well as to his family.



Source:Waukesha Freeman,Jan 2, 1946


Mrs. Eva Whitcomb, 75, widow of E. D. Whitcomb of Milwaukee, who was associated with the Milwaukee Electric co., died Tuesday morning at the Waukesha Memorial hospital after a lingering illness. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Sidney R. Smith and Mrs. Morris L. Otis of Waukesha.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m., Thursday from the Arthur Caspar funeral home in Waukesha with the Rev. F. W. Lickfield officiating. Interment will be in the Forest Home cemetery in Milwaukee.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p. m., Wednesday until time of funeral.



Source: Milwaukee Daily Journal, (Milwaukee, WI) May 30, 1888; col G



Waukesha, Wis., May 30. - John Whiting, an old and well-known hotel man, died last evening of apoplexy. He was 65 or 70 years old and had not been sick, but dropped dead shortly after eating supper.



Waukesha Freeman (WI) - August 24, 2001

TOWN OF GENESEE - Alice "A.J." Whitmore, 74, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2001, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born Oct. 4, 1926, to Herbert and Eleanor (nee Stuckert) Horn. She was a 1944 graduate of Pulaski High School and was a graduate of St. Elizabeth's School of Nursing in Washington, D.C. In her earlier years, she was employed as a nurse at the Veterans Administration and then at Waukesha Memorial Hospital, and later worked at Dousman Masonic Home until her retirement. She was a faithful member of Genesee Congregational Church where she served as a deacon.

She will be sadly missed by her loving husband of 53 years, Burnell "Bub" and their children; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her brother and her sister-in-law.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Benjamin Whitmore, and her brother, Merrit Horn.

Visitation will be held from noon until the 2 p.m. funeral service Saturday, Aug. 25, at Genesee Congregational Church. The Rev. Susan Stull is officiating. Burial will follow at Genesee Cemetery.

Memorials are appreciated to Prohealth Home Care, Rolland Nelson Crossroads Hospice, Genesee Congregational Church or Genesee Cemetery Association.

Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 547-4035, is serving the family.



Source: Waukesha Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, March 24, 1904 | Page 5

J.H. Whyte, a former resident of this town, died at the sanitarium at Green Bay, Wis., aged 86 years, and for the last three years he remained at the sanitarium where he died.  the only relatives he leaves are the H. Ham family, who were alos former residents of this town.  Mr. and Mrs. J. Stewart, friends of Mr. Whyte's at Green Bay, accompanied the remains.  Funeral services were held Monday at 2 o'clock in the Congregational church, at the request of the deceased, and were conducted by the Rev.R.J. Ruddick.  Interment was in the Genesee Village Cemetery.



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Barnabas Wick, a Private of Co. K 20th Regiment of Wisconsin Infantry Civil War died at his home on East Ave. Wednesday at 2:45 p.m. Mr. Wick was born Nov. 1, 1889(?) in Baden, Germany. He came to this country when 7 years of age and with his parents settled in the town of Menomonee. In 1867 he was united in marriage to Agatha Schneider. Of this union there were born thirteen children of which nine survive. Twelve years ago Mr. Wick moved from his farm to this village. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Agatha Wick, and nine children, Anton, Menomonee, Peter, No. Milwaukee, Math and Joe Menomonee Falls, Mrs. Bernard Minten, Scio, Oregon; Mrs. John Burg and Mrs. Frank Minten, Milwaukee; Mrs. Math Wolf Richfield and Mrs. Arthur Krahn Hartford. Funeral service will be held at St. Mary's Church at 9:30 A.M. at which the Rev. A. M. Dentinger will officiate. Interment will take place at St. Anthony's Cemetery, Fussville.



Source: The Menomonee Falls News Dec. 3, 1915
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"Young Life Taken. While it was not unexpected to the family or acquaintances, yet the taking away by death of a promising youth, caused sorrow to his parents and sympathy to them from friends. About a year ago an incipient attack of diabetes caused his family to worry. They did everything possible but of not use. He gradually failed until last Sunday with father and mother, brothers and sisters at his bedside; he quietly passed into the better world. John Wick, Jr., was 17 years of age, having been born in the town of Menomonee Feb. 22 1898 attended the parochial school of St. Anthony's parish, the public...



Source: Menomonee Falls News Sept 26, 1919
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JOSEPH A. WICK, PROMINENT CITIZEN CALLED HENCE. Following an extended illness during which period he made a plucky fight to regain his former health, the final summons came to Joseph A. Wick on the morning of Friday, Sept 19, at his home in the parish of Fussville. Deceased was born in the town of Menomonee, Oct 13, 1866, a son of Michael and Anna (Ruland Wick). He was one of ten children of a pioneer family and as a boy he received his education in the parochial school of St. Anthony's Parish and the district school, during the winter months. His chosen vocation was Farming wherein he was very successful having owned several fine properties up to the time when he retired from active operation. He was united in marriage to Miss Rose Hoffmann, Feb. 9, 1891, of this union one daughter Mrs. Chas. Fuss was born to them who with the wife survive to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father, a good neighbor and a splendid citizen, who had the respect of everyone in the community. There are two grand-children surviving also his aged father, Michael Wick, Sr. five brothers, Peter of West Bend, John, Fred and Michael Jr, of Menomonee and Lorenze of Milwaukee, three sisters Mrs. F. Herzog of Milwaukee, Mrs. Anna Schmidt and Mrs. Joseph Charles of West Allis. Interment was had in the family lot at the church cemetery.



Source: Waukesha Freeman
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"CHRISTMAS EVE TRAGEDY AT HOME OF JOHN WICK Josephine, a Six Year Old Daughter Killed by a Shot From a Revolver. Just when the family were happy in planning for their Christmas tree, did the tragedy occur which snuffed out the life of the little Josephine Wick a six year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wick of Fussville. Wednesday the oldest son was out hunting with a 22 caliber rifle and as the time for supper approached he returned home and in a hurry to help with the chores stepped inside the kitchen and left the rifle behind the door. His little sister Josephine, was about 5 feet away from him. In raising the weapon it was accidentally discharged and the bullet struck the child in the right temple, shattering the skull and penetrating the brain and inflicting a fatal wound. Drs. Campbell and Perin were summoned and upon consultation she was hurried to the Milwaukee hospital where she died at 12 o'clock Wednesday night. The bereaved parents have the deepest sympathy of the community in their affliction.



Source: Menomonee Falls News Oct. 15, 1915
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LORENZ WICK DIES An early settler in the town of Menomonee died at the home of his daughter Mrs. A. Keske Oct 12. Age eighty-seven years he was a native of Germany immigrating to America in the year 1847 and since that time has resided in this community. Two brothers, Michel and Barnabus survive him. His wife died some years ago. His children living are Mrs. August Keske, Anton F. Wick, John Wick of Minneapolis, Mrs. F. P. Ford of Denver, Mrs. Robert Sawyer of Milwaukee and Mrs. Jacob Pfeil of Kuhberg. The funeral was held Friday, services at St. Anthony's Church at Fussville, Rev. Nicolas Schaaf officiating. Interment at the church cemetery.



Source: Menomonee Falls News April, 1922
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CIVIL WAR VETERAN DIES Michael Wick, 88 a Civil war veteran, and a very exemplary citizen died Monday at his home in Fussville. The funeral services were held Thursday at 9:34 A.M. from the residence of Mrs. Rose Wick to St. Anthony's church. The Rev. A. S. Leitner officiated at the services. Mr. Wick listed as a private in Co. "D" 3rd Regiment Wisconsin Veteran infantry Sept 23, 1864 and was discharged June 9, 1865 at Washington, D. C. Born in Germany Sept 29, 1833, Mr. Wick came to this country in 1847 at the age of 14 with his parents. He was married to Anna Ruland and was a farmer near Fussville up to the time of his retirement when he bought a home in that village. Five sons and four daughters survived Mr. Wick. They are, John, Fred and Michael of Fussville; Peter and Lawrence of Milwaukee; Mrs. Anna Schmidt and Mrs. Elizabeth Herzog of Milwaukee; Mrs. Catherine Pfister and Mrs. Agnes Charles of West Allis.



Source: Menomonee Falls News Dec. 3, 1926
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Attempt to Rescue Nearly Ends in a Greater Tragedy. Great excitement and genuine concern on the part of our towns people in the events that led up to a tragedy, was that of the accidental drowning of little Orlando Wick, when his sled run to far in the mid stream of the "Mill Dam" last Saturday and before aid could reach him he had disappeared under the ice. He and a little German boy Carl Vogt, were enjoying the little snow that afforded a track from the banks. His sister Blanche, and his brother, Henry, Jr., and Carl Vogt, tried to reach the spot where Orlando broke through. The children ran to the house to give the alarm, Mrs. Wick rushed down to the river and in frantic effort sought to rescue her son, but her efforts were in vain, and only by a miracle was she saved from death in the icy water, when her cries aroused the neighbors and with the aid of her husband and Edward Schmidt and Jacob Arnold, they made a human chain to snatch her from drowning. John Weber, a neighbor aided very effective by getting a plank in his back yard.

Carl Vogt, the little German boy who came from Europe last April managed to pull himself from the river after attempting to help his playmate, Carl escaped the fate of his playmate by being able to cling to thick ice within his reach and except for a little cold his experience had not harmed him.

Mrs. Henry Wick, aside from suffering a serious nervous shocking and the grief of not being able to save her son, rallied from the exposure and her physician is hopeful of her complete recovery. It was a very sore affliction to the parents. In times of dire distress, the best traits of human nature reveal themselves. This was evidenced by the great effort put forth by the local members of the Menomonee Falls fire company, as well as many of the local citizens - to locate the body of the drowned lad. With tireless energy men and boys, worked all the night, cutting a channel in the mill dam and with grappling hooks raked the bed of the river, Capt. Boutrin the famous rescuer of drowned people was asked to come out and give the benefit of his experience. Dr. A. P. Roberts of 2718 Fond du Lac Ave., was phoned and he came out about midnight. He gave a closeup survey of where the little boy was in the dam and those who were there at the time of the bringing up of the little boy, state that he was very close to where Roberts said it was.

"But honor to whom honor is due," the fire lads worked never halting and brought the child back to his father's home. That was a relief even in death, and the parents were so grateful of this that they thanks all very sincerely.

The last rites for the boy were held Tuesday from the home to St. Paul's Evangelical church, Rev Paul S. Wendt officiating. The church was not large enough to seat all the people who came to express their sympathy to the bereaved parents". (pictures of mother, Carl Vogt and Orlando Wick and a diagram of where the body was found)



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, August 23, 1945 | Page 1


A heart attack suffered while working with a highway crew patching Highway 74, a mile east of North Lake, caused the sudden death of Charles Wiedeman, 70, Pewaukee, at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Wiedeman was a prominent, Pewaukee official for years.

Wiedeman collapsed unexpectedly and was pronounced dead on the arrival of a doctor, it was reported Thursday by Coroner Alvin Johnson. The body, was taken to the William R. Hansen funeral home, Pewaukee.

Mr. Wiedeman had been an employe of the highway department for 18 years and had worked almost the entire time with the same crew, Highway Commissioner E. J. Steffan reported.

Ha was the first fire, chief in the village of Pewaukee and served on the force for 15 years as well as being village marshal for 12 years.  Wiedeman also had served two terms as trustee on the village board and had operated a blacksmith shop in the village for over 20 years.

A native of the town of Pewaukee, he is survived by his wife, Margaret, four children, Mrs. Edward Jennerjohn and Mrs. Vernon Kranich, both of Pewaukee, Lester C. Wiedeman, DeLand; Fla., and Mrs. Harold Ruehmer, Waukesha.

Two brothers, August and Rudy, both of the town of Pewaukee, also survive and one sister, Mrs. Anna Bickert, town of Waukesha, and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, the Rev. E. T. Soper officiating, with interment in Forest Hill cemetery, Pewaukee.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Thursday, September 23, 1954 | Page 15

PEWAUKEE-Mrs. Margaret E. Wiedeman, 72, died suddenly at her home in Pewaukee Wednesday.

Born in the town of Lisbon May 10, 1882, she was the wife of the late Charles Wiedeman, who had a blacksmith shop in Pewaukee for many years.  Wiedeman died in 1945.  Mrs. Wiedeman was a member of the Eastern Star in Pewaukee.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Pearl Jennerjohn, and Mrs. Eleanor Kranich, both of Pewaukee, and Mrs. Margaret Ruehmer, Waukesha; one son, Lester, of Pewaukee; a brother, Albert Schmul, Sussex; two sisters, Mrs. Caroline Rieve, Sussex, and Mrs. Josephine Mamerow, Milwaukee; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Monday, March 17, 1947 | Page 1

Rudy Wiedeman Dead; Services on Thursday

Rudy Wiedeman, 69, town supervisor of Pewaukee who was seeking re-election, died at hrs residence in the town of Pewaukee yesterday. Wiedeman had been associated with public affairs in the township of Pewaukee since 1905, he also had served as town treasurer and town clerk. He was born in the town of Pewaukee. His death followed a two week's siege of pneumonia.

At the time of his death Wiedeman had been operating a farm in the town of Pewaukee with his brother August. He had been a member of the Odd Fellows lodge for the past 41 years.

Besides his brother he is survived by a sister, Mrs. George Bickert of Waukesha, and by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the William R. Hansen funeral home at Pewaukee with the Rev. H. G. Settlage officiating. Interment will be in the Forest Hill cemetery. Members of the Odd Fellows lodge will conduct the funeral services.

The body will lie in state at the funeral home after 2 p.m. tomorrow.



Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) October 18, 1898; pg. 10; col B

Death of Dr. Wigginton Well-Known Resident of Waukesha Passes Away Suddenly - Former Superintendent of Northern Hospital

Well-Known Resident of Waukesha Passes Away Suddenly - Former Superintendent of Northern Hospital.

Waukesha, Wis. Oct. 17. - The community was shocked this morning by the announcement of the sudden death of Dr. R. M. Wigginton, which occurred during the night. On Sunday he was apparently in his usual health and during the afternoon visited his wife at Milwaukee, where she recently went to receive medical attention at a hospital. After spending the day there he returned home at about 9 o'clock. On reaching his residence the front door was found locked, but his eldest son heard him and called out that he would admit him. The father, however, replied that it was unnecessary as he could gain admission at the rear door. This he did and passed up stairs to his room.

Shortly afterward he was heard to enter the bath room. A startling sound from that room soon again attracted the son's attention and hurrying to his father's side he found him lying upon the floor dead. He was fully dressed not even having removed his hat.

Dr. Wigginton was thrown from his cutter last winter and injured across the back from which he had since suffered occasional severe pain. It is believed that this injury complicated with a weak heart caused his death.

Dr. Wigginton was a man of excellent ability and high character, and his death causes general sorrow. He was born in Usk, England. His father was a physician and was a graduate of King's college, London. The family immigrated to America in 1845 and came directly to this part of the country. For a time they lived at the old Prairieville house here and then went to Snail Lake, now Pewaukee, and remained there two years.

Later they went to a farm in Summit and still later to Concord in Jefferson county. Richard secured the elements of an education there and afterwards went to the Palmyra academy, and then to Milton college.

In the summer of 1862, he enlisted in the army and became a member of the Twentieth Wisconsin regiment. He remained three years in the army and saw much service. A part of the time he was in the hospital service. He took part in the siege of Vicksburg and capture of Port Hudson, Mobile, and other important engagements.

He came home in 1865 and entered the office of Dr. Cody at Watertown. Later in the same year he entered Rush Medical college and was graduated in 1868. He practiced a year at Watertown and then took a place on the medical staff of the Mendota hospital staff at Madison. He afterwards became superintendent at Mendota, in 1881, although his service there had not been continuous.

Four years after, in 1884, he took charge of the Northern hospital at an increased salary. In 1887 he resigned his position to take up his residence in Oconomowoc; a month later, however, he came here to reside. He erected a handsome home here and gained many friends and a wide practice.

Dr. Wigginton was married to Miss Mary E. Carleton of Summit in 1871. He leaves besides his wife, two sons, John and Harry, the former being a dentist.



Source: Waukesha Freeman

BROOKFIELD - Ruth E. Wileden, 98, a longtime resident of Sussex, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000, at Care-Age of Brookfield. She was born Jan. 30, 1902, on a farm in Waukesha County, to the late Horace and Nellie (Schaaf) Wileden.

Ruth was an innovative organic gardener, baker and proponent of natural foods. She was a member of the Wisconsin Chapter of The Natural Foods Association and at one time operated her organic business, The Garden Spot, from her home on Maple Avenue. She remained a wonderful and spirited person all her life.

She is survived by a niece, a nephew, and their families. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Arthur (Harriet) Wileden and George Wileden.

The family wishes to thank various families for their longtime support and friendship to Ruth.

A memorial service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27 at Elmbrook Church, 777 S. Barker Road, town of Brookfield. The Rev. Mel Lawrenz will officiate. Memorials may be directed to the Mission Program of Elmbrook Church.

Church and Chapel Funeral Service, 15250 W. National Ave., New Berlin, is serving the family.


William J. WILKINS

Source: Waukesha Daily Freeman (Waukesha, Wisconsin) 1945 September 3

W.J. Wilkins, 75 Dies in Oconomowoc Monday

William J. Wilkins, 75, died in Oconomowoc Monday evening.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Louisa Wilkins of Waukesha; three daughters, Mrs. Emma Wallbausen of Waukesha, Mrs. Sydna Gordon of Pueblo, Colo., and Mrs. Ruth Tremmel of Waukesha; two brothers, Joseph of Milwaukee, and Eugene of Duluth, Minn.; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m., from the Randle funeral home with the Rev. Dwight Moody Bahr officiating.  Interment will be in the Prairie Home cemetery.

Friends may call at the Randle funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday.



Source: Brooklyn Daily Standard Union, 1906 December

E. Robert Williams- Typhoid fever was the cause of the death of E. Robert WILLIAMS yesterday afternoon at St. John's Hospital where he had been confined since Dec. 5. He was the son Robert H., a brother of the Rev. Dr. D. WILLIAMS, of Wisconsin. He was born in Genesee, Waukesha County, Wis., and came to New York about six years ago. He resided at 130 West Thirteenth street, Manhattan. He was prominent in the musical world and was the baritone soloist at St. James Protestant Episcopal Church, St. James place and Lafayette avenue. This evening at 5 o'clock the funeral services will be held at St. James Protestant Episcopal Church, and the remains will be sent to Wisconsin for interment.



Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, July 17, 1890 | Page 1

Wednesday occurred the funeral of Gracie Williams, aged 2 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Williams, who reside a short distance north of town.  Rev. H. P. Haylett officiated.



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


WAUKESHA, Wis., June 24. - Last evening the sad news was spread about the city that Henry Williams, a promising and favorite Waukesha boy, had fallen a victim to that dread disease, consumption. Henry was born in Genesee, this county, and was 20 years of age. He was until this spring a student of the state university and had a bright future before him, but he was compelled to relinquish his studies on account of ill health. He remained at home for several months in hopes of recovering his former health and ambition, but continued to grow weaker as time went by, until finally death reached a noble heart and took him from his loved ones. He leaves surviving a weeping mother, two brothers and a sister to mourn his untimely death. The brothers are John S. Williams, one of Waukesha's leading druggists, and Walter Williams, who holds a prominent position in Chicago. The sister, Miss Helen Williams, resides in this city. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house, the Rev. J. G. Blue officiating.



Source: Waukesha Freeman May 2, 1895

WILLIAMS-Mrs. Naoma Williams died Monday at her home in the town of Mukwonago. She was 90 years of age and the mother of Judson Williams, who resides on the Silvernail farm. The remains were shipped to West Bend for interment.



Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, January 28, 1909 | Page 4

Owen T. Williams died at the home of Mrs. A. H. Blanchard in Genesee Friday morning, January 21, aged 76 years. He was born in Holy Head, North Wales, in 1833, at which place he early united with the Congregational church, taking an active part in church work. When a young man he worked in a machine shop and was afterward employed as guard or railroad conductor between Holy Head and Chester, England. He came to America in 1857, remaining in New York a few years, when he was called to Wales to the bedside of his mother and remained with her until her death. Soon after he married Miss Margaret Jones in the old city of Chester, England. Two years later they came to America, arriving in Genesee just before Christmas in 1865. He was first employed as a carpenter, then as lumber salesman at the Depot, and then opened a general store in the village, where he carried on a prosperous business until death of his wife six years ago. This broke up his home and necessitated his selling his business. Since that time he has been rooming alone until a week before his death when he came to Mrs. Blanchard's in a very weakened condition and passed calmly away Friday morning. His body was interred in the Genesee cemetery, beside the bodies of his wife and their two daughters, who died in early girlhood.

Mr. Williams was the last of his immediate family and he leaves no relative in America. Rev. William Vater conducted the funeral services at the Congregational church, of which the deceased was a member, Sunday morning,a large concourse of friends being present. He spoke feelingly of Mr. Williams' Christian character and the active part he had taken in the Genesee church especially in singing and as Bible class teacher. The pall bearers were Messrs Griff R. Rice, D. Rhoades, T. S. Stewart A. Badinger, D. E. Monta and Joseph Scharfer, with Messrs. R. C. Mason and William Vater as honorary bearers.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Monday, July 14, 1952 | Page 9

Stanley Lester Williams, Sr , 53, of Sayner, former Pewaukee and Milwaukee resident died Saturday, at Sacred Heart hospital in Tomahawk.

He it survived by his wife Irma, one daughter, Dawn Mason, Goodyear, Ariz, one son Stanley Lester, Jr , Pewaukee.  Other survivors are his parents Mr. and Mrs. William H, Williams, and three brothers, William, Jesse, and Walter, all of Pewaukee, one sister, Mrs. Clara Olsen, Sturgeon Bay; three grandchildren, Lee Reed, Tom and Michael Mason; one daughter-in-law, and other relatives.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 15, at 2:00 p.m. from the William R Hansen funeral home at Pewaukee Rev. Edward T. Soper will officiate, with burial in Forest Hill cemetery, Pewaukee.

The body will lie in state today after 2:00 p.m. Masonic services will be held at the grave.



Source: Waukesha Freeman Aug. 13, 1896

WILSON-At her home in Pewaukee on Friday, August 7th, Mrs. George Wilson, aged 44 years. Funeral services were held at the Pewaukee M.E. church, at 2:00 o'clock on Tuesday, Rev. Mr. Parsons officiating.



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

The death of Mrs. Marshall Wilson, at her home in Pewaukee, June 7 marks the passing of another pioneer.  Isabella Currie Wilson was born in Caledonia, N.Y., August 25, 1839, and came to Pewaukee with her father's family when about ten years of age.  She was the daughter of Dr. John Currie of Scotland and New York, one of the pioneer physicians of Wisconsin.  In 1861 she was married to Marshall C. Wilson and two years later, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson and two years later Mr. and Mrs. Wilson moved to their present home on Main street, where they have lived ever since.  Besides her husband, Mrs. Wilson leaves a son, D.C. Wilson, of Milwaukee, and two daughters, Jeanette and Alice at home.

Mrs. Wilson's sterling worth enabled her to pass through storm and sunshine with calmness and serenity.  Through long months, of illness, her patience and cheer never failed and she leaves, her family, who served her devotedly, the heritage of a beautiful life. Mrs. Wilson was a faithful member of the Congregational church. Rev. J. H. Cameron, her pastor for many years, who officiated at the funeral, made the subject of his talk, "Character—-one of the few things that endure." Their influence of this life will ever leave an impress for good-in the community where she lived and was loved.



Source: Waukesha County Democrat 1 Apr 1882

Mrs. Jane Wilson, at her residence in the town of Waukesha, on the 20th inst., 64 years of age. A native of the Dominion of Canada, she was united with the Presbyterian church.



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, October 27, 1910 | Page 4

Kenneth Wilton, four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wilton, died Monday morning after a short illness of acute diabetes. Universal sympathy is extended to the parents who are prominent residents of the community.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Monday, January 27, 1947 | Page 1

Mrs. Wilton of Eagle Is Dead

Mrs. John C. Wilton, 70, prominent Eagle singer and long prominent in civic affairs in that village, died Saturday night at her home following a week's serious illness.  She was born in the town of Mukwonago. The Wiltons operated a farm near Eagle for many years until about 10 years ago when they built a home in Eagle and moved to that village, their son remaining
on the farm.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday from the Mealy funeral home and at 2 p.m. from the Methodist church, the Rev. Gordon Amphlett officiating.

She is survived by her husband, John; one son, George of Eagle; two daughters,, Mrs.. Earl Crawley of Eagle and Mrs. William Owens of Dousman; six grandchildren and one brother, Roy Henderson of Mukwonago.

Interment will be at Eagle Oak Ridge cemetery.

Friends may call at the Mealy funeral home at Eagle until 1:30 p.m. tomorrow. The casket will be closed at the church.



Waukesha Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Monday, September 19, 1927 | Page 1

B.S. Winchell, Aged Resident is Dead

Burt S. Winchell, age 92, died at his home, 302 Arcadian ave., Saturday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock, after a long illness.

Mr. Winchell has been a resident of Waukesha County practically all his life. He was born in Rutland, Vt., in 1835 and came to Wisconsin with his parents when five years of age, settling at Caldwell's Prairie. At the
age of 17 years, Mr. Winchell began teaching school, which occupation he followed successfully for six years in Walworth and Waukesha counties.

In 1861 he retired from school work and began teaching singing which he continued to do for 28 years, conducting schools in Racine, Walworth and
Waukesha counties.

Twenty-two years ago, Mr. Winchell retired from active work and moved to Waukesha.

On December 31, 1868 he was united in marriage to Martha Silvernale who survives him.

He is also survived by three sons, Henry, Fred, Orrin, all of Waukesha
and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the home, Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, with the Rev. Stephen E. Palmer officiating.  Burial will be at Genesee.



Waukesha Freeman, Wednesday, September 20, 1944 | Page 4

Word was received Wednesday of the death of Mrs. Josephine Clemons Wingerter. The death occurred Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cecil Minett, Granton, Wis. Mrs. Wingerter was born in Eagle and lived in the village until a few years ago when they moved to Granton. The body was brought to Oak Ridge cemetery, Eagle, Saturday p.m. for burial where services were conducted by the Rev. Gordon Amphett. A number of old friends were in attendance. The bearers were jay Stead, James Bovee, Harold Pardee, Harry Burton, Bruno Wingerter, Vinton Sherman, Mrs. Wingerter leaves a daughter, Mrs. Cecil Minett, Granton, Wis, a son, Lynn Wingerter, Fort Wayne, Indiana, and three grandchildren.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Monday, November 17, 1952 | Page 11

Frank H. Winkelman, 61, died suddenly Saturday (Nov. 15) at his town of Pewaukee home, following a heart attack.

He is survived by his wife, Elsie, and four children, Richard, Lester and Eunice Winkelman of the town of Pewaukee and Mrs. Bernice Collins of Nashotah.  He is further survived by two brothers, three sisters and 8 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 pm. at the Zion Lutheran church Hartland, the Rev. Eugene Hinderer officiating.  Burial will be in the Hartland Lutheran cemetery.

Friends may call at the William R. Hansen Funeral home at Pewaukee after 2 p.m. Monday.  The body will be in state after 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church, until time of services.



Source: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel April 19, 1999.
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Died in Sun City, AZ, March 28, 1999, at the age of 79. Born in Milwaukee on November 17, 1919, he is survived by his wife, one son, one daughter, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends. Visitation on April 20, 11:30-12:00, with services at 12:00 PM at Chapel of Chimes, Wisconsin Memorial Park, 13235 W. Capital Drive, Brookfield, WI.



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, May 19, 1904 | Page 7

On Sunday afternoon, occurred the funeral of Charles Witte from his late residence. Rev. Thomas James of North Prairie M. E. church officiated. The Eagle M. E. church choir assisted in the services. His remains were interred in the family lot in Oak Ridge cemetery. A large number were present to pay their last tribute to a departed
father, friend and neighbor.

Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Lins, -Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Witte and daughter. Miss Louisa, Miss Tillie Link of Milwaukee, Mrs. Minnie Schmidt, Chicago, Mrs. Rudolph-Schmidt, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Buchs, Mr. and Mrs. Chris. Buchs, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Biglow, Palmyra, Chas. Kneiert and family of Troy Center attended the funeral of Chas. Witte Sunday.



Source: Unknown

Wittenburg, Russell R. "Russ", d. after his battle with MS April 7, 2002, age 54. Husband. Father; Grandpa; Son; Brother.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Saturday, December 07, 1946 | Page 1

Harry L. Witz Dies at Hospital Friday; Rites at Pewaukee

Harry L. Witz, 47, Pewaukee, died Friday afternoon at the Memorial hospital here. He had been seriously ill since July. Witz, a resident of Pewaukee for eight years, had been employed at the Fox Dairy in Waukesha as foreman of the truck maintenance department for the past five years.

Born at New Lisbon on Nov. 20, 1899, he is survived by his widow, Myrtle, and three children, Roger, Shirley and Jerry. Other survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Witz, New Lisbon; two sisters, Mrs. Irwin Hoton, Camp Douglas, Wis., and Mrs. William Coulston, Maywood, 111.; and two brothers, Homer of Chicago and Donald, Milwaukee.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday from the William R. Hanson funeral home at Pewaukee, with the Rev. Glenn Cloniger of St. Luke's Lutheran church, Waukesha, officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery at Pewaukee. The body will lie in state today from 7 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.



Source: unknown
Submitted by Researcher/see contributors page

Obituary for Mrs. William Wolf, Thursday, 22 January 1903 -
Mrs. William Wolf - Mrs. William Wolf, for many years a resident of the county, died at the home of her son, M. J. Wolf, Buckley St., Wednesday morning, aged 73 years. She was born in Cologne, Germany, and came to this country in early life. She resided many years in Duplainville. Her husband survives and she leaves three sons, William, Matthew J., and John, all of this city, and one daughter, Mrs. Lena Rischenske of Milwaukee. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at nine o'clock and later at the church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Duplainville. Rev. Father Becker will officiate.



Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) - August 25, 2002

Wollermann, Louise M. (nee Mueller) Age 102, a resident of Tudor Oaks in Muskego and a long time resident of New Berlin. Passed away August 24, 2002. Wife of the late Herman. Survived by nieces, Carol (Fred) Wolfgram, Nancy (Reginald) Hromek, nephews, Robert (Barbara), Thomas (Judy), Richard (Sylvia) and Jerry Mueller and sister-in-law Ruth (the late Arthur) Mueller and many friends. Louise was a member of Tripoli Lady's Auxillary, Ladies of Aurora Lodge and Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Brookfield. Visitation will be Tuesday, August 27, 1-3PM at the Funeral Home with Service at 3PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Schriners Childrens Hospital or Gethsemane Church would be appreciated. HARTSON FUNERAL HOME 11111 W. Janesville Road Hales Corners



Source: Waukesha Freeman January 29, 2007

FLAG - Longtime Waukesha resident Phillip A. Woodin, 83, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2007, at Angels Grace Hospice. He was born June 5, 1923, in Lake Mills to Phillip and Irene (Bredow) Woodin.

Phillip was a veteran of World War II serving in the Army Air Corps. On Dec. 22, 1943, he married the former Eva Lazeration. He attended Carroll College for 2 1 2 years. He then worked at the former National Parts (Parts Hut) for 52 years. Mr. Woodin was a member of the First Congregational Church for 53 years and a member of the Waukesha Lodge of Elks No. 400.

Phillip is survived by his wife of 61 years, Eva, of Waukesha, and their children. He was a loving grandfather and great-grandfather. Other relatives and friends also survive.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Juanita Schmidt and Margaret Sukup.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007. from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha with an Elks Lodge of Sorrow service at 8 p.m. Visitation continues on Friday, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service at the funeral home with the Rev. Johnny C. Burnham presiding. A procession to Prairie Home Cemetery for the committal and burial, with full military honors, will follow the service.

If desired, memorials to the First Congregational Church, 100 E. Broadway, Waukesha, WI 53186 or to the Elks National Foundation, 2750 N. Lakeview Ave., Chicago, IL 60614 are appreciated.



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, August 02, 1906 | Page 2

The funeral of Mrs. William Worm took place from the residence of her son, Charles Worm, Friday afternoon, Rev. R. Rami, pastor of the Evangelical church of Milwaukee, officiated. He spoke words of consolation to the bereaved family and friends of the deceased and delivered an impressive sermon. There was a large attendance notwithstanding the pressing home duties incident on the harvest of crops. Interment was in the Oak Ridge cemetery, Eagle M.E. church choir assisted in the services.



Wisconsin State Journal | Madison, Wisconsin | Friday, September 08, 1944 | Page 7

Mrs. Wilder Rites

EVANSVILLE Funeral services for Mrs. Ned Wilder, 78, Waukesha, former Evansville and Brooklyn resident, who died Tuesday night, were to be held at 2:30 p. m. today in the Randall chapel in Waukesha. Burial was to be in a Waukesha cemetery. The former Nettie J. Garfield, Evansville, Mrs. Wilder, is survived by one son, Theodore G. Wilder, Waukesha; two grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Olive Helmuth, Chicago.



Source: Milwaukee Journal, Sunday December 24, 1939 Part IV Page 1
Sent in by contributor/see contributors page

WRUCK: Alma, Dec. 22, residence 2046-A N. 27th st., beloved wife of Rollo, fond mother of Ruth, Agnes and Otto, daughter of Mrs. Agnes Drews, sister of Miss Agnes Drews. Remains resting after 1 p.m. Sunday at The Independent Mortuary, 1451 N. 27th st. Funeral services Tuesday, dec. 26 at 1:30 p.m. Interment Highland Memorial Park."