John Menne


Anna (Mueller) Menne

From Sheboygan county marriage records:
John Menne and Anna Mueller (v.6 p.7)
Nov. 1, 1882 in civil ceremony, Plymouth, Sheboygan County
John Menne
Son of Phillip Menne and Eliz Krackenberger
Born Town of Rhine –farmer 
Anna Mueller
Daughter of John Mueller and Savina Mueller
Born Town of Rhine, Sheboygan County
Witnesses Henry Menne and Fred Schneider
From Sheboygan county death records:
John Menne   (v.51 p.22)
Dec. 2, 1857-Jan. 3, 1945
Husband of Anna Mueller
Son of Philip Meene (born Alsace Loraine) an Elizabeth Grotenbach (born Germany)
Born Town of Rhine, Sheboygan County –farmer 
Died from “pulmonary failure –chronic asthma and 
   cardio-vascular insufficiency, several years”
Buried at St. George Catholic Cemetery, Elkhart Lake, Town of Rhine
From Sheboygan county death records:
Anna Menne nee Mueller (v.39 p.37)
Oct. 6, 1859-June 6, 1935
Wife of John Menne
Daughter of John Mueller and Ubena Mueller (both born Germany)
Born Town of Rhine, Sheboygan County
Died from “endocarditis –paralysis agetano”
Buried Town of Rhine
Death Claims John Menne of Town of Rhine
A very well known former resident of the town of Rhine, John Menne,
88, son of the late Philip and Elizabeth Menne, passed away at his
home in Elkhart Lake last Wednesday at 11 p.m.
He was born in the town of Rhine on December 2, 1857, on his father's
farm a mile west of Rhine Center and attended District School No. 3.
He received his first holy communion at St. Nazianz in April 1869. On
November 2, 1882, he was married to Anna Marie Mueller of the town of
Rhine. She was the daughter of John and Sabina Mueller. Death came to
her June 5, 1935. Twelve living children survive this union, and are
as follows:
Henry of Colfax, North Dakota; Mrs. Peter (Ida) Klein of Stratford;
Mrs. Roland (Laura) Schwellenberg of Iron Mountain, Michigan; Mrs.
Clemens (Marie) Mertens and Mrs. J.W. (Bertha) Klein of this city;
Mrs. William (Louisa) Dettman, Mrs. William (Clara) Stark, Mrs. 
Rawald (Eleanor) Schubert and Mrs. Caroline Beebe of Milwaukee; Mrs. 
D. (Elizabeth) Hughs of Marathon; Raymond J., of East Troy; and Arthur
on the homestead. Forty-four grandchildren, 22 boys and 22 girls, and
16 great-grandchildren survive this couple. Seven grandsons are in the
Army, one in the Navy and a granddaughter is serving with the WACs.
Mr. Menne was an active citizen and served as school clerk of District
No. 3 for many years and as treasurer of the town of Rhine for three
years, and was an assessor for three years.
The homestead farm was sold by him in 1917 when he moved to Elkhart
Lake and retired for two years but in 1919 he purchased the Jacob
Mirsberger farm in the Elkhart Lake village limits. He served as village
trustee for six years, was secretary of St. George's Catholic church for
many years and as treasurer of the congregation from 1919 to 1937. He
was a member of the Holy Name society of that church. In 1929 he sold
his farm to his son, Arthur, and has made his home with him since.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, at St. George's church
with the Rev. Henry R. Langenfeld officiating. Burial was made in the
church cemetery.
(1945 handwritten on obituary, no newspaper cited)
From Sheboygan county death records:
Anna Menne nee Mueller   (v.39 p.37)
Oct. 6, 1859-June 6, 1935
Wife of John Menne
Daughter of John Mueller and Urbena Mueller (both born Germany)
Born Town of Rhine, Sheboygan County
Died from “endocarditis –paralysis agetano”
Buried “Town of Rhine” [likely St. George Cemetery, Elkhart Lake]

Kaen Menne and sister


Phillip Menne

From Manitowoc county marriage records:
Phillip Menne and Caroline Becker (6-334)
Jan. 14, 1896 in Catholic ceremony, City of Kiel
Phillip Menne
Son of Peter Menne and Maria Urban
Born Town of Rhine, Sheboygan County –farmer 
Caroline Becker
Daughter of Heinrich Becker and Elisabeth Zimmerman
Born Ludwigsee, Germany
Witnesses Henry Becker, Adam Becker, Mary Daleiden an Elsie Becker
From 1906 Sts. Peter and Paul church census:
Philip Menne and Carolina Becker
Philip Menne was born Aug. 17, 1864 in Wisconsin. He speaks both German and 
English. He is a laborer in lumber yard and lives in Kiel. He is the son of 
Margaret Menne who is a member of St. Peter and Paul.
Carolina Becker (his wife) was born Aug. 30, 1877 in Germany. She speaks 
only German.
They were married Jan. 14, 1896 in Kiel by Rev. G. Weiss. In 1906 they had 
4 children:
Elisabeth born Oct. 31, 1896
Peter born March 14, 1898
Anna born Oct. 26, 1900
Hilda born June 30, 1905
From Manitowoc death records:
Caroline Menne nee Becker (v.30 p.463)
Aug. 31, 1876-Aug. 10, 1936
Wife of Phillip Menne
Daughter of Henry Becker and Elizabeth Zimmerman (both born Germany)
Born Germany
Died from “multiple scleroisis”
Buried at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery, Kiel
Mrs. Philip Menne, aged 59, passed away at 6:15 a.m. Monday, after an 
illness of several months. The deceased, nee Caroline Becker, was the 
daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Becker, and was born in Ludwigshoho, 
Rheinhessen Darmstadt, Germany, August 31, 1876. In 1883 she came to 
this country with her parents, to the town of Rhine. She was married 
to Philip Menne of the town of Rhine on January 14, 1896, and the couple 
located on a farm in the town of Rhine until 1905, when they moved to 
this city. Mr. Menne passed away August 7, 1930.
Of the four children born to them three survive, a son Peter having 
passed away on October 22, 1933. Survivors are three daughters, namely: 
Mrs. Arthur (Elsie) Klauck, and the Misses Anna and Hilda of this city; 
six grandchildren; her aged mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Becker of Glenbeulah;
three sisters—Mrs. William Gottsacker of Sheboygan, Mrs. Henry Ziegler 
of Glenbeulah, and Mrs. Mathilda Trowbridge of Hayward, and two brothers, 
Adam Becker of the town of Russell, and Henry Becker of Elkhart Lake.
Three brothers and one sister preceded Mrs. Menne in death.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday morning at 9 o’clock from the 
family residence at 918 North 7th street, and at 9:30 a.m. services will 
be held at the Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic church, with the Rev. J. J. 
Esdepsky officiating. Burial will be made in the church cemetery near here.
From Manitowoc death records:
Phillip Menne (v.25 p.735)
Aug. 17, 1863-Aug. 8, 1930
Son of Peter Menne with mother’s first name missing plus Urban (both born Germany)
Born Wisconsin –printer at furniture factory
Died from “abdominal tumor, probably malignant”
Buried at Kiel Cemetery
Philip Menne Is Laid to Rest
Death Occurs Thursday Following Illness of Year
After an illness of a year's duration, Philip Menne, aged 66, 
passed away at his home at 919 Seventh street here at midnight 
Thursday of last week.
The son of the late Peter and Margaret Menne, the diseased(sic) 
was born on a farm in the town of Rhine, August 17, 1863. Here 
he grew to manhood and on Jan. 14, 1896, he was united in 
marriage to Miss Caroline Becker, also a resident of town Rhine. 
After their marriage the couple settled on a farm there, and 
remained for nine years. For the past 25 years they made their 
home in Kiel, Mr. Menne being employed at the Kiel Furniture Co. 
Four children were born to them, all of whom survive, They are
Mrs. Arthur Klauck of Kiel, the Misses Anna and Hilda at home,
and Peter, also of this city. Three sisters and three brothers 
also mourn his passing: Mrs. Catherine Daleiden, Mrs. Joseph Klein,
and Mrs. Charles Guetzloe of here, and Henry and Joseph of Kiel, 
and Jacob, who lives in Oklahoma. His widow also survives.
Impressive funeral services were held from the home Monday morning, 
with last solemn rites at the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic church, 
of which the deceased was a devout member. Burial was in the Sts. 
Peter and Paul cemetery. A very large number of relatives and friends 
were in attendance.
(newspaper not named, August 14, 1930

Ella Mennsar or Meunsar