ST. WENDEL CATHOLIC CEMETERY OBITUARIES

HEINRICH OBERBILLIG (The following sent in by researcher/see contributors page) Henry Oberbillig, b.15 Apr 1811, d.29 Dec 1901/b. Rheinland, Kreis Saarburg, Koenen, Prussia (Germany)/Son of Johann and Eva (Carl) Oberbillig/m. Margaretha Kaiser, 07 Jan 1840, St. Trinitus Catholic Church, Rheinland, Kreis Saarburg, Freudenburg, Prussia (Germany) Henry and Margaretha emigrated to USA arriving in NY Sep 1852. They had no children ******** County death information: Heinrich Oberbillig (co. death index v.7 p.28) Widower of Margaretha [Raiser] April 5, 1811-Dec. 29, 1901 Parents are marked as unknown Born in Germany Died from “dropsy, about 2 months” Buried at St. Wendel Catholic Cemetery, Cleveland, Town of Centerville ******** Heinrich Oberbillig birth: 5 April 1811 Germany death: 29 December 1901 Centerville, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: St.Wendel residence: 1901 Centerville spouse: Margaretha Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


MARGARETHA OBERBILLIG (wife of Henry Oberbillig/from record of St. Wendel Cath. ch.) (The following sent in by researcher/see contributors page) Margaretha (Kaiser) Oberbillig, b.14 Oct 1818, d.30 May 1901 b. Rheinland, Kreis Saarburg, Freudenburg, Prussia (Germany) dau. of Matthias and Margaretha (Faha) Kaiser/Wife of Henry Oberbillig (1811). ********** From Der Nord Westen, 06 June 1901: Death in Centerville on Thurs. last week of Mrs. Margarethe Oberbillig at the advanced age of 82. The deceased, who was born in the Rhineland, came to America in 1852 with her now surviving husband, aged 92. The pair settled in Centerville and have lived there ever since. The funeral was held Sat. morning at the Catholic Cemetery in St. Wendel. ********** County death information: Margaretha Oberbillig nee Raiser (co. death index v.6 p.362) Wife of Heinrich Oberbillig Oct. 1818-May 30, 1901 Parents are marked as unknown Born Germany Died from “weakness of old age” Buried at St. Wendel Catholic Cemetery, Cleveland, Town of Centerville ******** Margaretha Raiser Oberbillig birth: October 1818 Germany death: 30 May 1901 Centerville, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: St.Wendel, Wis. residence: 1901 Centerville, Wis. spouse: Heinrich Oberbillig Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


ANNA ORTH Miss Anna Orth, 76, of Rt. 1, Cleveland, lifelong resident of the town of Centerville, died Wednesday at the Manitowoc County Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Stoltenberg Funeral Home, Cleveland, and at 9:30 at St. Wendel Catholic Church. The Rev. Richard Keller will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. She was born in Centerville in 1877, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Orth. She was a lifelong member of the St. Wendel congregation. Her only brother, John, died Jan. 12. Only survivors are two nephews and a niece. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday evening, where the rosary will be recited at 7:30 o’clock. Manitowoc Herald Times, March 5, 1953 P. 22 ******** Funeral services for Miss Anna Orth, 76, who died Wednesday, were held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Wendel Catholic Church in St. Wendel. The Rev. Richard Keller officiated. Pallbearers were members of the Salm and Koerber families. Burial was in the family lot in the church cemetery. Manitowoc Herald Times, March 1953 edited for living


GILBERT ORTH On Wednesday of last week twins arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Orth. One of them passed away, but the other one is big and strong. Manitowoc Herald News Thursday, February 16, 1922 pg. 5


JOHN ORTH John Orth, 73, Rt. 1, Cleveland, died late Monday afternoon at St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Wendel Catholic Church with the Rev. Richard Keller officiating. Burial will be in the family lot in the church cemetery. Mr. Orth was born in April 1879, the son of Nicholas and Mary Orth, in the town of Centerville. In 1910 he took over his father's farm and in 1920 he married Miss Gertrude Koenig at the Holy Hill monastery. Mr. Orth retired in 1948 and the family farm passed to his two sons, Francis and Norbert. He was a member of St. Wendel Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society and the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin. Survivors include his wife, Gertrude, the two son, one daughter, Mrs. Kermit Lutzenberger of Milwaukee, one sister, Anna Orth of Cleveland, and two grandchildren. Friends may call at the Stoltenberg Funeral Home in Cleveland from 7 p.m. Tuesday until 9 a.m. Thursday. Members of the Holy Name Society of St. Wendel Church will recite the rosary at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Manitowoc Herald Times Tuesday, January 13, 1953 pg. 2-M


MARY ORTH Mrs. Mary Orth, 76, wife of Nick Orth, St. Wendell, died at the home and burial took place today from the St. Wendell church. The deceased was born in Centerville in 1854 and was married in 1875. Mrs. Orth is survived by her husband; one daughter, Miss Anna, at home, and one son, John of Cleveland, Route 1. Three grandchildren; one brother, Fred Schneider, Town Centerville, and two sisters, Mrs. Michael Pfeffer of Mosel and Mrs. Nicholas Salm of Town Centerville, also survive. Manitowoc Herald News Tuesday, December 9, 1930 pg.


NICOLAS ORTH Nick Orth, 90, oldest Centerville resident and retired farmer, died last night at his home at St. Wendel. He had been seriously ill only five days. Monday, January 2, the St. Wendel Catholich congregation honored Mr. Orth, a member since his arrival from Germany in 1855. A special mass was offered for him by the Rev. Theodore Kersten, pastor. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. from the St. Wendel Catholic church, Father Kersten officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Orth was born in Trier, Germany in 1849, the fifth of a family of six children. When a boy his parents moved to the United States and went directly to St. Wendel in May, 1855. A 40-acre tract of land was purchased at Centerville a mile west of the small hamlet of St. Wendel. He attended school at Schwarzwald and later helped his father with farm work. In 1875 he married Miss Mary Schneider and took over the homestead farm of 132 acres. This he operated until 1920 when he retired and moved to St. Wendel. Until a few years ago, he returned at times to the farm to assist his son, John, in haying and harvesting. Mrs. Orth died in 1930. He was a member of the Holy Name society, which will meet at the Orth home Friday evening to recite the rosary. Survivors are a daughter, Anna, who made her home with her father, and a son John, Centerville. Three grandchildren, Norbert, Deloris and Francis Orth also survive. The body may be viewed at the Orth home in St. Wendel until the hour of services. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, January 19, 1939 pg. 2


ALBERTINA PFEIFER Conduct Services For Mrs. Pfeifer At St. Wendel's The funeral of Mrs. Albertina Pfeifer, who died Friday at the Pfeifer homestead, town Mosel, was held at 9:15 a.m. today at the farm home and at 9:45 o'clock a solemn requiem mass was held at St. Wendel church. Rev. ? Schmit was the celebrant; Rev. Roder, Kiel, deacon and Rev. Letz Manitowoc, subdeacon. The lovely floral tributes and the many persons who attended the funeral indicated in a measure the high esteem in which Mrs. Pfeifer was held. The pallbearers were Peter Miller, John Fox, Albert Leonhard, Frank Jung, William Klein and Joseph Stein. The out-of-town persons at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Eggstein, Kathryn Pfeifer, Bernice and John Eggstein,Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Weiter, Manitowoc; Mrs. Gusta Abraham, Chicago, Mrs. Sobieskey, Mrs. William Gauthier and Mrs. Jankowski of Manitowoc; Mr. and Mrs. George Wagner, Two Rivers; Mrs. Jacob Lammerding, Kaukauna, William Pfeifer and family and Mrs. Frank Heinzen and family of St. Nazianz. The Sheboygan Press, Monday, October 12, 1931, p. 2


ELISABETH PFEIFER (Elisabetha Pfeifer/wife of John Pfeifer/d. 25 June 1903/from record of St. Wendel Cath. ch.)(The following sent in by researcher/see contributors page) Elisabeth (Britten) Pfeifer, b.29 Apr 1824, d.24 Jun 1903/b. Rheinland, Kreis Saarburg, Freudenburg, Prussia (Germany)/dau. of Michael and Susanna (Klein) Britten/Wife of John Pfeifer (1822)


JOHANN PFEIFER (John Pfeifer/d. 26 May 1889/age 68 yrs./from record of St. Wendel Cath. ch.)(The following sent in by researcher/see contributors page) Johann Pfeifer, b.17 Nov 1822, d.25 May 1889/b. Rheinland, Kreis Saarburg, Freudenburg, Prussia (Germany)/Son of Mathias and Maria (Louis) Pfeifer/m. Elisabeth Britten, 01 Feb 1848, St. Trinitus Catholic Church, Rheinland, Kreis Saarburg, Freudenburg, Prussia (Germany)


NICHOLAS PFEIFER Nick Pfeifer, 56, Cleveland Farmer, Called Cleveland -- (Special) -- Nick Pfeifer, 56, died at St. Nicholas hospital, Sheboygan, this morning after a lingering illness. He was born in town Mosel on May ?? 1885, son of Mr. Nad Mrs. ?? Pfeifer. He attended the Catholic school at St. Wendel and then ?? his parents' farm, which he bought? in 1906. He operated the farm until his death. Mr. Pfeifer was not married. Survivors are one brother ? of Kaukana, three sisters Mrs. Henry Eggstein and Miss Caroline? Pfeifer of Chicago and Mrs. Wilma Weiter of Manitowoc, one nephew and two nieces. His parents preceded him in death. Mr. Pfeifer was a member of St. Wendel congregation all of his life. The body was taken to the N? Funeral home at St. Wendel and funeral services will be ? ? ?day morning at 9 o'clock and at 9:30 o'clock at St. Wendel Catholic church, the Rev. J.C. ? officiating with burial in the church cemetery. The body can be ? at the funeral home from Wednesday night on. The rosary ? ? prayed at the funeral home Wednesday at 8 p.m. The Sheboygan Press, Tuesday, January 27, 1942, p. 4


ANDREW PHILLIPS ST. WENDEL MAN ENDS HIS LIFE WITH A ROPE Despondency Over Ill Health Said To Be Responsible Andrew Phillips, residing at St. Wendel, fourteen miles south of the city, ended his life early today in a manner bordering on the sensational, Phillips placed a rope about his neck, tied it to a balstraude of a stairway and then leaped from the top of the stairs and had his neck broken. Death is believed to have resulted almost instantly. The body was found by Mrs. Phillips who summoned a neighbor, Miss Margaret Wagner, and the authorities here were notified. No inquest will be held, it being deemed unnecessary in view of the facts. Ill Health Cause Mr. Phillips, who was 52, had not been in robust health for some time and relatives say that despondency over this promoted his act. He was formerly a resident of the town of Meeme and removed to St. Wendel about fifteen years ago and had been engaged in business as a well driller. Besides his wife he is survived by one child, a daughter, Audrey, aged 2 years. Manitowoc Herald News, Friday, September 26, 1924 P.1 ********** ANDREW PHILLIPS HANGS SELF AT ST. WENDEL BY JUMPING DOWN STAIRWAY Tying a rope to the top of the stairs and securing a noose around his neck, Andrew Phillips, 52, committed suicide this morning by jumping down the stairs in his home in St. Wendel, opposite Tourist Inn, shortly before 8 a.m. today. The rope taut about his neck, the muscles of his face tense, and his eyes bulging, Mr. Phillips was found at 8 a.m. today by his wife. Mrs. Phillips immediately called for aid. Miss Margaret Wagner, a neighbor, was among the first to reach the scene of the suicide, after which a number of men arrived and the rope was removed from the dead man's neck. No Inquest Called A physician was called from Cleveland, but it was found that Mr. Phillips had been successful in his attempt to end his own life. The district attorney of manitowoc county was notified, and it was decided that an inquest would be unnecessary. Mrs. Phillips had been occupied in doing some work about the house, and head a noise as though someone were falling in the vicinity of the stairs. Hurrying from the kitchen, she saw her husband lying at the foot of the stairs. She attmepted to loosen the rope, and then called for aid. Upon the arrival fo neighbors and villagers, the scene of the suicide was scrutinized closely, and it is believed that Mr. Phillips accomplished the suicide by jumping a short distance and then sliding down the stairs on his back until the rope tightened and he came to his death. Causes Great Excitement The little village of St. Wendel was the scene of much excitement thoughout the morning, following the discover of the body at 8 a.m. Neighbors and villagers who have known Mr. Phillips for many years, are at a loss to account for the cause of the suicide. Mr. Phillips has appeared to be in good health, and was not known to have troubles of any kind which might prompt him to take his own life. Mr. Phillips was a well driller, and had lived at his home in St. Wendel for the past twenty years. Deceased is survived by his wife and a daughter, Audrey, aged 8. The home where the tragedy occurred has been filled with friends of the family who have come to offer their sympathies to the bereaved widow and to aid her at this time. The widow is almost prostrate as a result of the suicide of her husband, and the child is too young to realize what has occurred. Sheboygan Press Telegram, Sheboygan, Wis., Friday, Sept. 26, 1924 p.1


VERONICA HILLS PHILLIPS Mrs. Veronica Hills, 72, widow of the late John Hills, died at her home in Cleveland Friday afternoon following a sudden attack of illness. Born in the Town of Centerville, Manitowoc County, Feb. 4, 1844, she was the former Veronica Rettele, a daughter of the late Frank and Angela Junk Rettele. On June 30, 1903, she was married to Andrew Phillips of Centerville. The couple lived there until Mr. Phillips' death in 1924. On Feb. 6, 1937, she was married to Mr. Hills of Cleveland. he died in February, 1953. Mrs. Hills was a member of the St. Ann Society of St. Wendel's Catholic Church, St. Wendel. Surviving are a step-daughter, Mrs. Norma Hauch, Sheboygan and eight step-grandchildren. Also surviving are four brothers, Joseph and Anton Rettele, West Allis, William Sr. and Henry, Cleveland; and one sister, Mrs. Roy Fails, Milwaukee. One brother, Frank, also preceded her in death. Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Wendel's Catholic Church, following brief 9 o'clock rites at the Stoltenberg Funeral Chapels, Cleveland. Celebrant of the requiem mass will be the Rev. Richard Keller, pastor. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral chapels after 2 p.m. Sunday. The rosary will be recited there at 8 p.m. Sunday. The Sheboygan Press, Saturday, April 27, 1957, p. 8


DOLORES MAY PRAHL Funeral Services For Infant Girl To Be Held Friday Funeral services for ? infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Prahl of Cleveland ? be ? at 8 a.m. Friday from St. Wendel church at Cleveland, with interment in the adjoining cemetery. ? child died at St. Nicholas hospital here Wednesday morning. The Sheboygan Press, Thursday, May 9, 1929, p. 8 ******** Services Held At St. Wendel Church For Dolores Prahl Funeral services for ? ? ? Prahl, daughter ? Mr. ? Rueben J. Prahl ? ? held Friday at ? ? ?del's church. The Rev. ? ? officiated. Deceased was born ? Ap? and passed away ? St. Nicholas hospital here. The out-of-town ? ? ?tended the services were ? Mrs. Alois Meyer ? ? and Mrs. John ? ? ?boygan; Mrs. S. ? ? ?boygan; Mr. and Mrs. C? ? Kiel, Mrs. Jack ? Adolph Keutzer, ? ? ?dore Meyer and Mrs. J? ? St. Nazianz; Mr. and Mrs. ? Wollersheim and ? ? William Jahn of Sh?? ? Prahl of Wal? ?? Eleanore and Marie ? of ?boygan. The following acted as ?ers: Clementine Meyer, ? Moin, Dorothy M? and ? Schneider, all of ? ? church was filled ? ? with friends and ? family. The Sheboygan Press, Saturday, May 11, 1929, p. 6 ******** Dolores May Prahl (co. death index v.25 p.52) Baby April 26, 1929-May 8, 1929 Daughter of Reuben Prahl and Rose Meyer (both born Wisconsin) Born Wisconsin Died from “gastro enteritis” Buried at St. Wendel Catholic Cemetery, Centerville


CECELIA RAMMINGER Mrs. Ramminger is Dead At St. Wendel Mrs. Cecelia Ramminger aged 66 years, passed away at her home three miles north of St. Wendel early this morning. She was born April 6, 1956. Funeral services will be conducted Monday from the late home at St. Wendel. Undertaker Jacob Gerend has charge of the funeral arrangements. Further particulars will be announced later. Sheboygan Press Telegram, Friday, April 14, 1922 p. 1 ******** MRS. RAMMINGER'S FUNERAL MONDAY AT ST. WENDEL CHURCH Funeral services for the late Mrs. William Ramminger, who died early ?day morning, will be held Monday at 9:30 from St. Wendel church. Rev. Roder will officiate. Interment will be made in the church cemetery at St. Wendel. Mrs. Wendel (sic) is survived by the husband and five children; Mrs. Peter Hauch, at Meeme; Nicholas and Clara at home; Mrs. Peter Scheidt, at Cleveland and Mrs. Frank Ernstbruner, this city. A mother, Mrs. Catherine Braun and two sisters, Mrs. Helena Mohnsam of this city also survive. Jacob Gerend has charge of the funeral. Sheboygan Press Telegram, Saturday, April 15, 1922 p. 6


WILLIAM RAMMINGER WM. RAMMINGER, FORMER CENTERVILLE MAN, IS DEAD William Ramminger, 73, former Centerville resident, died in the Reiss Home for the Aged at Sheboygan, where he has made his home for the last five years. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. from the Holy Name Church, Sheboygan. Interment will be at the St. Wendel cemetery. Mr. Ramminger was born in Rhine, Sheboygan county in 1862 and married Miss Celia Braun, Centerville, in 1887. The couple made their home on a farm in Centerville, Mrs. Ramminger died in 1922 and four years later he moved to Sheboygan. The survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Catherine Ernstbrunner, Sheboygan; Mrs. Peter Scheidt, Cleveland, Wis., and Mrs. Albert Manthey of Prentice, Wis., one son, Nicholas Ramminger of Elkhart Laek; 16 grandchildren; and two brothers, George of Dorchester, Wis., and Herman of Milwaukee. One daughter, Mrs. Anna Hauch of Meeme. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, April 30, 1936 pg. 2


ADAM REINART From Der Nord Westen, 19 Mar. 1908: Death in a Sheboygan hospital Saturday of Cleveland resident farmer Adam Reinert following an appendectomy. The deceased, who reached the age of 35 yrs. 4 mos. 18 days, came from Rhine Province in 1879 and settled in Cleveland. In addition to his sorrowing parents, he is survived by his wife and an adopted child. The funeral was held Tuesday at the St. Wendel Catholic Cemetery.


MARY WAGNER Mrs. John Wagner, 59, of St. Wendel, died late Thursday morning at St. Nicholas hospital after a lingering illness. She had been confined to the hospital for two weeks. Nee Mary Vande Loo, a native of Sheboygan County, she was born Feb. 29, 1892, in the town of Wilson, a daughter of the late Peter and Magdalene Vande Loo. Her marriage to Adam Reinart was solemnized at St. George's Church in the town of Wilson in 1898. Mr. Reinart preceded her in death March 14, 1908. On Jan. 14, 1925, she married John Wagner at St. Wendel's Church. The couple resided on a farm in the town of Mosel until 1939 when they moved to the village of St. Wendel. Mr. Wagner died two years ago. Mrs. Wagner was an active member of St. Ann's Society of St. Wendel's parish Survivors are: a daughter, Mrs. Henry (Helen) Knautz, Manitowoc, Dr. William A. Of Oshkosh, the Rev. Edward A. of Two Rivers, Hugo N. of Cleveland, The Rev. James A. Wagner, O.Praem, of Shelby, Mont., Dr. Raymond F. of Oshkosh, Clarence J. of Detroit, Wendel J. of St. Wendel and Leo J. of Green Bay; six stepdaughters, Mrs. Arthur (Elvira) Erdman of Sheboygan, Miss Eleanora K. Wagner of St. Wendel, Mrs. Alfred J. (Mildred) Wagner of San Antonio, Tex., Mrs. Joseph J. (Lucille) Kronzer of Oshkosh, Mrs. Wilbert (Carol) Birkle of Sheboygan and Mrs. Joseph J. (Mary) DeYoung of Green Bay; one sister, Mrs. Anton Brumler of Kiel; and a brother, Joseph Vande Loo of Sheboygan Falls. Her parents and eight brothers and sisters also preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, at the Stoltenberg Funeral chapel in Cleveland and a 10 a.m. with a solemn requiem high mass at St. Wendel Church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Members of St. Ann's Society of St. Wendel's Church will hold a vigil at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Sunday. The Sheboygan Press, Friday, November 30, 1951, p. 6


KENNETH EDWIN EDWARD REINERT From Der Nord Westen, 19 Jan. 1905: A small child of Dr. E. Reinert in Cleveland died Wed. last week and was buried Fri. at the Catholic Cemetery of St. Wendel. ******** Kenneth Edwin Reinert birth: 4 December 1904 Centerville death: 11 January 1905 Cleveland, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Cleveland, Wis. residence: 1905 Cleveland father: Edwin N. Reinert mother: Margaret Reilley Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


MARGARET REINERT Mrs. Margaret Reinert, 74, widow of Dr. Edwin Reinert, a physician at Cleveland, this county, for many years, died Friday afternoon at St. Nicholas hospital in Sheboygan. Born Margaret Reilley at Winneconne, Wis., in 1872, she was graduated from high school and later Oshksoh State Teachers college and taught schools in Milwaukee county before her marriage to Dr. Edwin Reinert in 1904. They located in Cleveland, where Dr. Reinert continued his medical practice. He died in August, 1944. She was a member of the St. Ann society and Christian Mothers, of which organization she served as treasurer. Survivors are a son, Dr. Adrian Reinert of Cleveland; daughter Mrs. J. Boyd Britton of Boston; and two grandchildren, Edwin Reinert and Jane Britton. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at the Stoltenberg funeral home, Cleveland, and at 9:30 at St. Wendel Catholic church, the Rev. J. C. Schafer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body may be viewed at the funeral home, where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Sunday. Manitowoc Herald-Times, Saturday, March 2, 1946, p. 2


ANGELA JUNK RETTELE Rettele birth: 26 March 1900 Centerville, Wis. death: 26 March 1900 Centerville, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: St.Wendel residence: 1900 Centerville, Wis. father: Frank Rettele mother: Ungel Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


CATHERINE RETTELA Car Hurts Fatal to County Woman Sheboygan- Mrs. William Rettela, 62, of Rt. 1, Cleveland, died at St. Nicholas Hospital early Tuesday morning of injuries received in a two-car collision near her Manitowoc County home on June 5. In Manitowoc, Dr. Theodore Teitgen, county coroner, said Tuesday he would "probably" call an inquest into the now fatal crash, pending talks with Dist. Atty. Donald Bero and County Traffic Officer Paul Schroeder. ...paragraph about county traffic stats.... (private) who drove the car which struck the vehicle in which Mrs. Rettela was riding, was fined $10 and costs in Municipal Court after the accident for an arterial violation. Four Others Hurt He told Municipal Judge Harold W. Mueller he was not familiar with the intersection, just east of County Trunk A and Highway 149. Beck was arrested by Schroeder at the accident. Four other persons riding with Mrs. Rettela was injured in the crash, none seriously. Beck was not hurt. Mrs. Rettela was taken to the St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan by Kiel ambulance with a punctured lung and broken ribs. Dr. Reed M. Simpson, Sheboygan County coronor, said she died in the hospital at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday, from "injuries received in an automobile crash. Funeral Friday Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday in the Stoltenberg Funeral Chapel in Cleveland, and at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Wendel Catholic Church at St. Wendel. The Rev. Richard Keller will officiate and burial will be in the St. Wendel cemetery. Mrs. Rettela was born Catherine Schram in the town of Meeme in 1890, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Schram. In 1913, she was married to William Rettela, who survives. The couple had lived in St. Wendel since their marriage. Mrs. Rettela was an active member of the St. Ann Society of St. Wendel Catholic Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by four children. Walter of Soquel, Calif., William of Sheboygan, Mrs. Aaron Schema of Rt. 2, Kiel, and Mrs. Gilbert Bolz of St. Wendel; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Adolph and Mrs. Frank Liebl of Scheboygan, and Mrs. Peter Deehr of Milwaukee; one brother, John Schram of Two Rivers; and 11 grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral chapel from noon Thursday until time of services. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Thursday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, June 17, 1953 p.25


WILLIAM RETTELA William Rettela, 86, of Rt. 1, Valders, died Friday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 10:15 a.m, Monday at Christianson Funeral Home, St. Nazianz. The Rev. Cyril Dickrell will officiate and burial will be in St. Wendel Cemetery, Cleveland. Mr. Rettela was born March 14, 1887, in the Town of Centerville, son of the late Frank and Angela Junk Rettela. Mr. Rettela was a well driller by trade. He married Catherine Schramn April 16, 1913, at St. Fidelius Catholic Church, Osman. His wife preceded him in death in 1953. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Four brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday where a Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Herald Times Reporter, April 28, 1973


ANDREW RETTELE AGED CLEVELAND MAN DIES HERE ON MONDAY Andrew Rettele, aged 82 years, died at the St. Nicholas hospital Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock of Brights disease after an illness of six months. The deceased was born in Germany August 24, 1821. He is survived by his wife, one son, Frank, and two daughters, Mrs. William Bogenschietz and Mrs. Henry Junk, all of Cleveland, Wis. The remains were shipped to his home in Cleveland this morning on the 6:29 o'clock train and the funeral will be held Friday morning with interment at St. Wendel. The Sheboygan Press, Tuesday, June 23, 1914, p. 8


ANNA MARIA RETTELE Centerville Woman Dead Mrs. Mary Rettele of Centerville died at St. Mary’s hospital last Saturday. The deceased was a native of Holland where she was born (illegible) years ago. Several children survive her. The funeral will take place from the church at St. Wendel tomorrow morning. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Monday, January 28, 1918, Page 1


CLARA RETTELE Mrs. Clara Rettele, 79, former Town of Centerville resident, died Thursday at Sheboygan Retirement Home where she had been a resident for the past three years. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Stoltenberg Funeral Chapels and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Wendel Catholic Church, Cleveland. The Rev. Francis Rose will be celebrant and burial will be in St. Wendel Cemetery, Cleveland. Mrs. Rettele, nee Clara Liske, was born Feb. 28, 1895, at West Allis, Wis., daughter of the late Joseph and Clara Moshner Liske. She was married to Henry Rettele May 4,1915. They resided in the Town of Centerville where they were engaged in farming. Mr. Rettele preceded her in death May 2, 1962. Mrs. Rettele was a member of St. Wendel Catholic Church and its Christian Mothers Society. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. LeRoy (Esther) Ewald, of Oshkosh and Mrs. Sylvester (Alice) Koenig, Mrs. Hilmer (Hazel) Wagner and Mrs. Adrian (June) Wagner, of Rt. 1, Cleveland; 36 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. A daughter, a sister, five brothers and a great grandchild preceded her in death. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday at Stoltenberg Funeral Chapels where a parish Rosary service will be held at 8 p.m. Herald Times Reporter, Friday, January 10, 1975 P. 3


FRANK RETTELE Frank Rettele of Cleveland Passes Away On Monday Cleveland, Wis. -- Special -- Frank Rettele, 81, passed away suddenly Monday evening at the home of his son, Henry, where he had been making his home since he sold his farm in 1915. Deceased was born April 6, 1880, in the town of Centerville, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Rettele. He attended parochial school and then worked on his parents' farm. He was married to Angeline Junk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Junk, on Nov. 28, 1882 and they then bought a farm and resided there since. His wife preceded him in death. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. John Hills, of Cleveland, and Mrs. Roy Fails (?), of Milwaukee; five sons, Joe, Anton and Frank of Milwaukee, and William and Henry of Cleveland; one sister, Mrs. Henry Jurk, Cleveland, 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was a faithful member of St. Wendel's congregation and a member of the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin. He was a most friendly person and enjoyed a large circle of friends. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Nennig Funeral home at St. Wendel and 9:30 a.m. at St. Wendel's church. The Rev. Father J. C. Schaefer will officiate and burial will be made in the church cemetery. Friends may view the body at the funeral home beginning this evening. The Sheboygan Press, Tuesday, June 24, 1941, p. 2


HENRY RETTELE Henry J. Rettele, 72, of Cleveland died early Wednesday morning at St. Nicholas Hospital, Sheboygan, following a brief illness. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Stoltenberg Funeral Chapel, Cleveland, and at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Wendel Catholic Church, Cleveland with the Rev. Leo Ott officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. He was born Aug. 15, 1889, in the Town of Centerville, son of the late Frank and Angeline Junk Rettele. He attended St. Wendel Parochial School and May 4, 1915 married Clara Liske at Milwaukee. The family resided for a time in the Town of Centerville where he was engaged in farming. The couple later moved to Cleveland where he was employed at Belitz Processing Co. He was earlier employed at Stock Manufacturing Co., Newton. He was a member of St. Wendel Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society of the church and had been a member of Maple Grove School District for several years. Among survivors are his wife; five daughters, Mrs. Victor Koenig of Cleveland, Mrs. Esther Klemme of Grafton, Mrs. Sylvester Koenig of Rt. 1 Cleveland, Mrs. Hilmer? Wagner of Rt. 1 Cleveland, and Mrs. Adrian Wagner of Cleveland; a sister Mrs. Roy Fails of Milwaukee; three brothers, Joseph and Anton of Milwaukee and William of St. Nazianz; 32 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel where the Rosary will be recited at ? p.m. by the Holy Name Society and at 8:30 p.m. by the church parish. The Manitowoc Herald-Times, Wednesday, May 2, 1962, p. 5


ARTHUR RIETH Arthur H. Rieth, 55, of Rt. 1, Cleveland, died Thursday at University Hospital, Madison. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Meiselwitz Funeral Home, Kiel, and at 11 a.m. at St. Wendel Catholic Church, St. Wendel Catholic Church, St. Wendel. The Rev. Jerome Watry will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Mr. Rieth was born Feb. 1, 1913, at St. Anna, son of the late Nicholas and Anna Weiler Rieth and married Irene Winter May 20, 1937, at St. Anna. The coupled lived at St. Anna 17 years and the past six years in the Town of Centerville. He was a diecaster the past 19 years at Kohler Co. Mr. Rieth belonged to the Holy Name Society and the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin, Branch 223. Survivors include the wife; two daughters Mrs. Duwayne (Mary Ann) Buelow and Mrs. Thomas (Diane) Bunner of New Holstein; two sons, Roger of rural Plymouth and Nick of Cleveland; three sisters, Mrs Clara Stemper of Plymouth, Mrs. Mabel Casper of Milwaukee and Mrs. Elroy Steiner of Marytown; two brother, Clemens of rural New Holstein, and Felix of New Holstein, and seven grandchildren. Two brothers and three sisters preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday where at 7 p.m. the Knights will recite the Rosary and at 8 p.m. the parish and Holy Name members will hold a vigil. Manitowoc Herald-Times, Friday, July 19, 1968, p. 6


BARBARA JEAN SALM Barbara Jean Marie Salm, 4, of Centerville, died Thursday afternoon at St. Nicholas Hospital, Sheboygan, where she had been confined since Monday. A Mass of the Angels will be said at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Wendel Catholic Church, Cleveland, the Rev. Leo Ott officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Barbara Jean was born Aug. 15, 1960, at Sheboygan, daughter of Eugene and Carol Clark Salm. Survivors include her parents, a brother, William Nicholas at home, the maternal grandmother, Mrs. William H. Clark, of Sheboygan, the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Hildegarde (sic) Salm of the Town of Mosel, the maternal great grandmother, Mrs. Ethel Clark, of Sheboygan and the paternal great grandmother, Mrs. Caroline Schuler, of St. Nazianz. Manitowoc Herald-Times, Friday, September 4, 1964, p. 13


ELIZABETH SALM Mrs. Nick Salm Sr., 88, a life-long resident of the town of Centerville, died early today at her home near Cleveland after a lingering illness. Born Nov. 9, 1863, in the town of Centerville, a daughter of the late Leonard and Magdaline Schneider, she was married to Nick Salm at St. Wendel Catholic Church on Feb. 5, 1885. She was a member of St. Wendel’s Church and the Christian Mothers’ Society of the parish. Survivors are three sons, Leo, Anton and William, all of the town of Centerville; three daughters, Misses Lena and Lucy, at home, and Mrs. Peter (Ella) Biese, New Holstein; 24 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. Her husband died in 1945. One son, a brother and two sisters also preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Stoltenberg Funeral Chapel, Cleveland, and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Wendel Catholic Church, St. Wendel. The Rev. Richard Keller, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the family lot in the parish cemetery. The body will lie in state at the funeral chapel after 7 p.m. Tuesday. Members of the Christian Mothers’ Society of St. Wendel’s parish will hold a vigil at the chapel at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Sheboygan Press – Monday, August 11, 1952 – P. 9


FRANCIS R. SALM Francis R. Salm, 74, of 8526 County Line Road, Cleveland, died on Wednesday night, Jan. 7, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh with his family at his side. He was born on Sept. 1, 1934, in St. Nazianz, the town of Eaton, Manitowoc Co., the son of the late Nicholas and Hildegarde (Schuler) Salm. Francis attended St. Wendel Grade School. On Sept. 17, 1955, he married Nancy Den Boer in Cleveland. He was a lifelong dairy farmer in the town of Mosel. Francis worked at Braun Electric for 10 years from 1987-1997, and for the Grotegut Farms in Newton for 11 years until July of 2008. He was an active founding member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, where he served as usher, Sacristan, Communion distributor and served on the building committee. He was a member of NFO and Lakeshore Two Cylinder Club. He served as a supervisor for the town of Centerville. Francis enjoyed John Deere tractors, Lincoln cars and playing Sheepshead. He was a sports enthusiast and especially enjoyed watching the Green Bay Packers and Notre Dame. Francis was proud of his heritage and enjoyed time he could spend with his immediate and extended family. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) He was preceded in death by his parents; two grandchildren: Emily and Ben Salm; two sisters: Ruth Gill; Marie (Bernie) Langdon; six brothers: Arthur, Andrew, Roman (Coletta), Eugene, Donald, and an infant brother, Robert Salm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Newton. Burial will take place at St. Wendel Catholic Cemetery in the village of Cleveland. Friends may greet the family at the church on Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, from 3 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of services. A memorial fund will be established in his memory for St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Community or the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.wenig funeralhome.com. The staff of the Wenig Funeral Homes of Sheboygan Falls (920-467-3431) is serving the Salm family. Herald Times Reporter, Jan. 9, 2009 ******** married 9-17-1955


HEINRICH SALM From Der Nord Westen, 21 Jan. 1897: (From the correspondent in Centerville, 20 Jan.) As Henry Salm was traveling to Cleveland on Sat. morning, his horse shied and ran off half way between St. Wendel and Cleveland. Mr. Salm was thrown out of the wagon with such force that he suffered a skull fracture. He was carried into the residence of Henry Born and 3 nearby doctors summoned. However, the help was fruitless and Mr. Salm died at 3 a.m. Sun. morning. The 29 yr. old deceased is survived by his sorrowing widow and 2 children, as well as his parents and several sisters. Mrs. Salm herself has been ill since last Mar. and as a result of this misfortune has fallen so ill that the outcome is unknown. The burial took place Wed. morning at the Catholic Cemetery of St. Wendel.


HILDEGARD SALM Mrs. Hildegarde M. Salm, 84, Town of Mosel resident, died Saturday March 4, 1989, at St. Nicholas Hospital, Sheboygan following a lingering illness. She was born Sept. 24, 1904 at St. Nazianz, WI, a daughter of the late Joseph and Caroline Heinzen Schuler. She attended St. Nazianz Catholic School. On Nov. 25, 1930 she was united in marriage to Nicholas Salm and the couple resided in Town Mosel, where they operated a dairy farm. He died Feb. 17, 1948. She was a member of St. Wendel Catholic Church in Cleveland and its Christian Women’s Society. She was also an active member in the Cleveland Senior Citizens. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Preceding her in death were her husband, one son, Robert; two sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning at St. Wendel Catholic Church, in Cleveland, preceded by family rites at 10:00 a.m. at the Stoltenberg Funeral Chapels in Cleveland. The Rev. Father Earl Brouchoud will be celebrant of the mass. Burial will be at St. Wendel Church Cemetery. Friends may call at the Stoltenberg Funeral Chapel, in Cleveland on Monday afternoon after 4 p.m. A parish prayer service will be held Monday evening at 8 p.m. A memorial fund has been established in Mrs. Salm’s name. The Sheboygan Press March 6, 1989 p. 7


LUCY SALM Miss Lucy Salm, 50, died at her home in Centerville late Monday afternoon, following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Stoltenburg Funeral Chapel, Cleveland, and a 10 a.m. at St. Wendel Catholic Church. The Rev. T. A. Kohnen will be celebrant of the mass. She was born in Centerville in 1903, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nick Salm Sr. She attended the St. Wendel parochial school and was a lifelong member of St. Wendel congregation. Survivors are three brothers, Leo, Anton and William of Centerville; two sisters, Miss Lena of Centerville and Mrs. Peter Biese of New Holstein Friends may call at the funeral chapel after 2 p.m. Wednesday where the rosary will be recited at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday. Manitowoc Herald-Times, Tuesday, January 26, 1954, p. 7


MARGARETHA SALM (The following sent in by researcher/see contributors page) Margaretha (Schaller) Salm, b.30 Mar 1801, d.11 Mar 1871 b. Rheinland, Kreis Saarburg, Freudenburg, Prussia (Germany dau. of Peter and Maria Katharina (Faha) Schaller/Wife of Mathias Salm (1797) Children: All born at Freudenburg Peter, b.20 Jan 1822; Anna, b.28 Sep 1824; Jakob, b.06 Dec 1826, d.23 Feb 1830; Nikolaus, b.30 Jan 1829, d.14 Apr 1832; Anna Maria, b.20 Oct 1931; Nikolaus, b.07 Mar 1834; Elisabeth, b.30 Jul 1836; Katharina, b.04 Mar 1840, d.04 Mar 1842; Katharina, b.27 Sep 1844 Note: Peter (1822) m. Angela Fisoni 28 Jan 1845 at Freudenburg Anna (1824) m. Mathias Josef Kerwer 19 Apr 1847 at Losheim Anna Maria (1831) m. Nikolaus Muenster 14 Apr 1851 at Gangolf Nikolaus (1834) m. Maria Wagener 27 Apr 1854 at Freudenburg Elisabeth (1836) m. Mathias Wagener 27 Apr 1854 at Freudenburg ******** (Margaritha Salm/d. 11 Mar. 1871/age 71 yrs./from record of St. Wendel Cath. ch.)


MARIA SALM (The following sent in by researcher/see contributors page) Maria (Wagener) Salm, b. 02 Jun 1833, d. 20 Feb 1901/b. Rheinland, Kreis Saarburg, Serrig, Prussia (Germany)/dau. of Johann Mathias and Anna (Hauser) Wagener/Wife of Nicolaus Salm (1834)


MARIE SALM (d. 1928) Mrs. Nick Salm, Former Resident, Dead at Sheboygan Mrs. Marie Salm, wife of Nick Salm, a resident of Sheboygan county for the last thirteen years, died at St. Nicholas hospital at Sheboygan yesterday morning, death being due to diabetis. The funeral will be held Saturday morning with services at the home, which is just across the Manitowoc county line at the end of the concrete on Highway 141 south of the city, at 9:30 and at St. Wendell’s Catholic church at 10 o’clock, Rev. Schmidt officiating. Burial will be at the St. Wendell cemetery. Mrs. Salm, who was Marie Gass before her marriage, was born in the town of Newton, June 5, 1890 and had just passed her thirty-eighth birthday. She taught school in Manitowoc county for about eight years and thirteen years ago, June 1, 1915 she was married to Nick Salm and the family took up its home in Sheboygan county where they have lived since. Surviving are the husband, eight children, Arthur, Gertrude, Mabel, Agnes, Roman, Andrew, Marie and Ruth. Her father, Joseph Gass, Sr., who makes his home in this city, two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Helfert of Dorchester and Mrs. Louise Backhaus of Boyd and two brothers, Joseph Gass Jr., of Newton and Otto Gass of this city. Manitowoc Herald News, Thursday, June 14, 1928 Page 13 ******** Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Biese and son, Frank, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nicke, Michael Buchinger, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schmidt, Mr. and Mrs. Kirchoff, Mrs. Mary Jaekels and daughter, Rose, and son, William, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schmidt, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Joeckel, Mr. and Mrs. John Pfeiffer, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Lummerding and son, Raymond, all of Kaukauna; Mr. and Mrs. Peter Salm, daughters, Mrcelia and Julia, and son, Francis, of Neenah; Mr. and Mrs. Nick Salm, of Appleton; Fred Dries, daughter, Rosalind, and son, Clarence of Saukville; Mrs. Mary Salm and daughter, Ann; Mr. and Mrs. Peter Juckem and son, Francis; John Salm and daughter Katherine; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Salm; Mrs. Martin Salm and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Hertel, all of Chilton, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Biese; Joseph Salm and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Buhl and daughter, all of New Holstein; Joseph Schneider, Sr. and Jr.; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Meyer, daughter, Florence and son, Henry, all of Kiel, Mrs. Charles Backhaus of Boyd and Mrs. Anton Helfert of Dorchester were here Saturday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Nick Salm held at St. Wendell. Manitowoc Herald News, Monday, June 18, 1928 Page 3


MARY SALM Mrs. Henry Salm, 80, died at 8 p.m. Saturday at her home in Chilton, following a lingering illness. Nee Mary Schaefer, the deceased was born in Sherwood, Wis., March 26, 1847, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schaefer, and resided on the Salm homestead farm at St. Wendel following her marriage to Henry Salm. Mrs. Salm had made her home in Waukegan, Ill, for 20 years, and returned to Chilton to make her home with her daughter, Miss Anne Salm, a year ago. She was a member of the Christian Mothers' society of St. Mary's Catholic church at Chilton. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Peter (Margaret) Juckem and Miss Anne Salm of Chilton, and Sister Mary Gertrude O.S. F. of St. Anthony High School, Sterling, Colo.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and a brother, Henry Schaefer, Sr., Appleton. Her husband preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Pfeffer Funeral home and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's church. The officiating clergy at the solemn requiem high mass will be the Rev. Joseph Bartelme, celebrant; the Rev. Peter Salm, Clintonville, deacon; the Rev. Alfred Schneider, Oshkosh, sub-deacon and the Rev. R. Thomas Peeters, master of ceremonies. Burial will be made in the St. Wendel cemetery. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home by members of the Christian Mothers' society at 8 p.m. Monday. The Sheboygan Press, Monday, November 3, 1947, p. 10


MATHIAS SALM (d. 1862) Mathias Salm, b .27 Apr 1797, d. 21 Sep 1862/b. Rheinland, Kreis Saarburg, Serrig, Prussia (Germany)/Son of Peter and Margaretha (Reimsbach) Salm m. Margaretha Schaller, 20 Feb 1821, St. Trinitus Catholic Church, Rheinland, Kreis Saarburg, Freudenburg, Prussia (Germany).

(sent in by researcher/see contributors page)


MATHIAS SALM (d. 1910) HEAT CAUSE OF A SUICIDE Max Salm, Cleveland Farmer Hangs Self in Barn Found hanging from a rafter in his barn, Max Salm, a prominent well to do farmer of Cleveland is believed to have committed suicide while temporarily deranged by the extreme heat, Mr. Salm’s body was found by his daughter Friday night when search was made for him when he failed to return to the home. Neighbors assisted in cutting the body down. The funeral was held today. Mr. Salm was 64 years of age and was widely known. His wife died some time ago and a family of children survive. It is believed his mind gave way to the head while working and that he was insane when he committed the rash deed. Manitowoc Daily Herald, June 19, 1910 p. 1 ********* SUICIDE BY HANGING Mathias Salm of St. Wendel, Manitowoc county and well known in this city committed suicide last Friday night by hanging himself in the barn on his place. When the hired man went into the barn about six o’clock in the evening he found Salm hanging and immediately cut him down. The decedent was born in the town of Mosel, this county and some years ago moved to the town of Centerville, about fourteen miles north of here. His wife died about two months ago and since that time he had been despondant and his family was considerably worried about him. Mr. Salm was 54 years of age and immensely wealthy. He is survived by eight children. The Sheboygan Press, June 20, 1910 p. 1 ******** date of birth: 10 June 1856 Town Mosel, Sheboygan Co., WI date of death: 17 June 1910 Town Centerville, Manitowoc Co., WI Parents: Nikolaus & Maria Wagner Salm Married: Magdalena Bogenschutz 25 November 1880 at St. Wendel Catholic Church, Cleveland, WI (all from researcher/see contributors page)


NICKOLAUS SALM Nicolaus Salm, b.08 Mar 1834, d.06 Mar 1910/b. Rheinland, Kreis Saarburg, Freudenburg, Prussia (Germany)/Son of Mathias and Margaretha (Schaller) Salm/m. Maria Wagener, 27 Apr 1854, St. Trinitus Catholic Church, Rheinland, Kreis Saarburg, Freudenburg, Prussia (Germany). (sent in by researcher/see contributors page)


NICKOLAUS SALM (d. 1945) Nick Salm, 82 Centerville farmer, died this morning at Holy Family hospital of injuries received when he slipped and fell in his home last Sunday. He was born in Mosel, Sheboygan county, in 1863, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nick Salm. He attended the parochial school, and later worked on his father's farm. In 1885 he married Miss Elizabeth Schneider and later purchased his own farm in Centerville. He was a member of the St. Wendel Catholic church, the Holy name society and the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin. In 1945 Mr. and Mrs. Salm observed their diamond jubilee. Survivors are his wife; four sons, Nick Jr., of Mosel, Leo, Anton and William of Centerville, three daughters, Mrs. Peter Biese of new Holstein, Helen and Lucy of Centerville; two brothers, John of Chilton and Peter of Neenah; 24 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Nennig funeral home, St. Wendel and at 9:30 at St. Wendel's church, the Rev. Joseph Schaefer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body may be viewed at the funeral home after 7:30 p.m. Thursday where the rosary will be recited at 8 a.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald-Times, Wednesday, November 7, 1945, p. 2


NICK SALM JR. (d. 1948) Nic Slam, 62, of route 1, Cleveland, widely known operator of a large dairy farm in the town of Mosel just south of the Manitowoc-Sheboygan county line, died Tuesday afternoon at St. Nicholas hospital, Sheboygan following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Nennig funeral home, St. Wendel, and at 9:30 at the St. Wendel Catholic church with the Rev. Joseph Schaefer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Born on his parents' farm in the town of Meeme in 1888, Mr. Salm was a son of Nic Salm Sr., now deceased and Elizabeth Schneider Salm. He received his education in the St. Wendel Catholic school and aided his father in the operation of the home farm as a young man. Later he began farming on his own place across the county line and in 1915 married the former Marie Gass of Silver Lake. Mrs. Salm died in 1928 and two years later married the former Hildegard Schuler of St. Nazianz. He had continued the operation of his dairy farm with the assistance of seven sons who are at home until his ill health forced his retirement. Mr. Salm, a lifelong member of the St. Wendel congregation and a member of the Holy Name society there, was well known throughout Manitowoc and Sheboygan county rural areas. Surviving are his wife; seven sons, Arthur, Roman, Andrew, Francis, Eugene, Donald and Joseph all at home; seven daughters, Mary Lou and Carol at home, Mrs. Joseph Florian, Mrs. Robert Henckel, Mrs. George Gill and Miss Marie all of Sheboygan, and Mrs. James Wagner of Cleveland; his mother, Mrs. Nic Salm Sr., three brothers, Leo, Anthony and William and two sisters Misses Helen and Lucy, all of the town of Newton; another sister, Mrs. Peter Biese of New Holstein; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The body may be viewed at the Nennig funeral home at St. Wendel from 7:30 Thursday until the time of the services Saturday morning. Members of the Holy Name society will lead in the recitation of the rosary at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald-Times, Wednesday, February 18, 1948, p. 2


ROBERT SALM Robert Raymond, nine-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Salm, Jr. town of Mosel, Sheboygan county died last night. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from the Salm home and at nine o'clock from the St. Wendel Catholic church. The boy was born at St. Nazianz and is survived by his parents, five sisters, seven brothers and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Salm Sr., of Centerville, and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Schuler of St. Nazianz. The body may be viewed at the Nennig funeral home at St. Wendel tonight and will be moved to the Slam home Friday morning. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, January 8, 1942, p. 2


WILLIAM SCHAETZER William Frederick Schaetzer, 68, of Rt. 1, Cleveland, died Friday at St. Nicholas Hospital, Sheboygan, of a stroke. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Stoltenberg Funeral Chapel and at 10 a.m. at St. Wendel Catholic Church, Cleveland. The Rev. Jerome Watry will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Mr. Schaetzer was born Jan 7, 1907, in the Town of Mosel, son of the late Henry and Olga Steffen Schaetzer. He married Martha Stringel Oct. 2, 1927, and the couple resided on Rt. 1, Cleveland, where they farmed. He also worked for the Cleveland Co-Op, he was a member of the Holy Name Society. He is survived by his wife, a son, Robert of Sheboygan Falls; a brother, Hubert of Sheboygan; three sisters, Mrs. Joseph Klein, Mrs. Arno Huhn and Mrs. Elmer Klein of Cleveland and three grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral chapel after 3 p.m. Sunday where at 8 p.m. the Rosary will be recited. Manitowoc Herald-Times, Friday, February 11, 1966 p. 3


ANNA SCHALLER Anna (Kiefer) Schaller, b.15 Oct 1819, d.15 Dec 1862/b. Rheinland, Kreis Saarburg, Orscholz, Prussia (Germany)/dau. of Nikolaus and Magdalena (Friederich) Kiefer/Wife of Carl Schaller (1822) (sent in by researcher/see contributors page)


CARL SCHALLER From Der Nord Westen, 19 Aug. 1897: Death Thurs. last week in Cleveland of Carl Schaller of a cancerous illness which first appeared a few years ago on the lower lip, advanced to the right side of the neck and became infected with blood poisoning. The deceased was one of the first pioneers of Town Centerville and has been a resident there for almost 50 yrs. He reached the age of 75 and leaves a widow, 4 sons and 3 daughters. The burial took place Sat. morning at St. Wendel Church Cemetery. ************* Carl Schaller, b. 21 May 1822, d. 12 Aug 1897/b. Rheinland, Kreis Saarburg, Freudenburg, Prussia (Germany)/Son of Peter and Maria Katharina (Faha) Schaller/m. Anna Kiefer, 22 Feb 1847, St. Gervasius Catholic Church, Rheinland, Kreis Trier, Trier, Prussia (Germany). (sent in by researcher/see contributors page) ******** Carl Schaller birth: 22 May 1822 Frendenburg, Prussia, Germany death: 15 August 1897 Centerville, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Manitowoc Co., Wis. residence: 1897 Centreville, Manitowoc Co., Wis. father: Heinrich Schaller mother: Margaretha Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


FRANK SCHALLER From Der Nord Westen, 17 Sep. 1903: A small child of Franz Schaller in Cleveland died recently and was buried at the St. Wendel Catholic Cemetery. ******** (Francis Schaller/son of Francis and Anna Schaller/same d. date/from record of St. Wendel Cath. ch.) ******** Johannes Francesius Schaller birth: 28 January 1903 Centerville, Manitowoc Co., Wis. death: 13 September 1903 Centerville, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Manitowoc Co., Wis. residence: 1903 Centerville, Manitowoc Co., Wis. father: Frank Schaller mother: Annie Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


MARIA A. SCHALLER (d. 1899) (Maria Agnes/from record of St. Wendel Cath. ch.) ******** Mary Schaller birth: 20 October 1898 Centerville, Wisconsin death: 9 March 1899 Centerville, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: St.Wendel residence: 1899 Centerville, Wis. father: Frank Schaller mother: Anna Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


ELIZABETH SCHARENBROCK Funeral services will be held here Monday for Miss Elizabeth Scharenbrock, 79, who died at noon Friday after a lingering illness. Brief rites at Gerend's Funeral Home at 8:30 a.m. will be followed by a requiem high mass at 9 a.m. at Holy Name Church with the Rev. William Schmitt, curate, the celebrant. Burial will be made in the family lot in St. Wendel's Cemetery. Miss Scharenbrock was born in Menommee Mich., on Dec. 3, 1873, a daughter of Gerhard and Catherine Scharenbrock, and moved to Manitowoc County in her childhood. She had made her home in Sheboygan most of her life. Only immediate survivor is a sister, Mary, a resident of the Anna M. Reiss Home. A brother, Peter, and a sister, Katherine preceded her in death. The body will lie in state at the funeral home until the hour of services. Parishioners of Holy Name Church will pray the rosary at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Sunday. The Sheboygan Press, Saturday, January 17, 1953, p. 6


MARY SCHARENBROCK Miss Mary Scharenbrock, 75-year-old resident of the Anna M. Reiss Home for the past two years, passed away this morning. She was born in Menominee, Mich., on Feb. 7, 1878, the daughter of the later Gerhard and Catherine Scharenbrock. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Funerals services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Gerend's Funeral home followed by a requiem high mass at 10 o'clock at Holy Name Church, Knackert, pastor, will be the celebrant and burial will be made in the family lot in the St. Wendel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from Monday noon until the time of services on Tuesday. Members of Holy Name parish will recite the rosary at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Monday. The Sheboygan Press, Saturday, January 2, 1954, p. 8


PETER SCHARENBROCK Peter Scharenbrock, 73, of Cleveland this county, died Thursday afternoon at St. Nicholas Hospital, Sheboygan, following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Steltenberg Funeral Chapel, Cleveland, and at 10 o'clock at the St. Wendel Catholic Church. The Rev. Stephen Zuhlen will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. He was born in Menomonee, Mich, in 1878 and later located at School Hill. In 1904 he married Miss Theresa Jackl. They located at Cleveland where Mr. Scharenbrock followed the carpenter trade. For a number of years he was maintenance man at the Lakeshore Canning Company. He served terms as trustee of the St. George Catholic Church. He was a member of the Holy Name Society and the Catholic Knights. Survivors are his wife; two sons, Gerhard of Sheboygan and Leander of Cleveland; daughter, Mrs. Beatrice Steinbrecker of Sheboygan; two sisters, Elizabeth and Mary Scharenbrock of Sheboygan; and six grandchildren. Friends may call at the Cleveland chapel after 7:30 p.m. Saturday where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Saturday by the Catholic Knights and at 8 p.m. Sunday by the Holy Name Society. Manitowoc Herald Times Friday, February 1, 1952 pg. 2-M


THERESA SCHARENBROCK Mrs. Peter Scharenbrock, 79, of Cleveland, died early today at her home. The former Theresa Jackl, she was born Sept. 4, 1878, in Neuren, Germany, a daughter of Frank and Anna Jackl. Five years later the family moved to the United States. On Nov. 9, 1904, she was united in married to Peter Scharenbrock, a carpenter, of the Town of Centerville. he died in 1952. She was a member of St. Wendel Catholic Church and also belonged to St. Ann's Christian Mother Society. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Beatrice Steinbruecker of Cleveland; two sons, Gerhard of Sheboygan, Leander of Cleveland and six grandchildren. Others preceding her in death were a daughter, Olive, five brothers and two sisters. Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Stoltenberg Funeral Chapels, Cleveland and at 10 a.m. at St. Wendel Catholic Church. The Rev. Leo Ott will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday. The rosary will be recited there at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Sheboygan Press, Monday, November 25, 1957, p. 14


CATHERINE SCHEIDT Mrs. Catherine Scheidt, 61, Dies Today At Local Hospital Mrs. Catherine Scheidt, 61, widow, of the late Henry Scheidt, life-long resident of Sheboygan and Manitowoc counties, died at 6:50 a.m. today at St. Nicholas hospital after a linger illness. Mrs. Scheidt was born June 14, 1874, in the town of Meeme, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Adolph. She attended Catholic school there, and on May 1, 1894 she was united in marriage to Henry Scheidt in St. Isadore's church in Osman. Three children blessed the union all of who are living. Her husband preceded her in death by approximately two and one-half years. Children who survive are Peter and Joseph of Cleveland, and Mrs. Pau Schwinn of Sheboygan. There are 11 grandchildren and one brother, Peter Adolph of the town of Meeme. Mrs. Scheidt also is survived by four sisters, Mrs. John Halfeltz and Mrs. Elizabeth Adolph, both of the town of Meeme; Mrs. John Siehr, Menasha, and Mrs. Frank Schill, Cleveland. She was a member of St. Dominic's church and of St. Ann's Christian Mother society. She was a kind and loving mother, devoted to her duties and to her family. The body will be taken to the home, 2117 Cooper avenue, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday where friends and relatives may view it until time of services at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. The services at the home will be followed by a requiem mass at 9 o'clock at St. Dominic's church. The Rev. George Knackert will officiate. Interment will be in the family lot at St. Wendel's cemetery. The Sheboygan Press, Saturday, May 16, 1936, p. 4


HEMRY SCHEIDT Scheidt, Henry P. --Aged 62 years, native of Centerville, died Sunday at home 2117 Cooper avenue, Sheboygan, where he and his wife have lived for past six years. Born in Centerville in 1871, married there to Katherine Adolph and engaged in farming in the town. Survived by widow, two sons, daughter and one sister. Funeral services Wednesday at 9:30 from the St. Dominic's Catholic church, Sheboygan. Interment at St. Wendel Cemetery. Manitowoc Herald-Times, Monday October 23, 1933, p. 13


JOSEPH SCHEIDT SR. Joseph Scheidt Sr., 68, of Cleveland, died on route to St. Nicholas Hospital Monday night after being stricken with an apparent heart attack. Born in the Town of Centerville on Sept. 23, 1900, the son of the late Henry and Catherine Scheidt, he attended St. Wendel Catholic School. He married the former Catherine Schwinn of Cleveland on May 3, 1927. The couple farmed in the Town of Centerville until 1956. Mr. Scheidt was employed as a carpenter for the Schnell Contracting Co. of Cleveland until his retirement in 1962. Survivors include his wife; four sons; Joseph Jr. and Eugene of Cleveland, Earl of Sheboygan, and Adrian of Kiel; 18 grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Paul Schwinn, of Cleveland. A daughter and brother preceded him in death. A requiem Mass will be offered at St. Wendel's Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Jerome Watry, pastor, the celebrant. Brief family rites at Nickel's Funeral Home will precede the Mass at 10:15. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. A parish and Holy Name Society vigil will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday. The Sheboygan Press, Tuesday, February 4, 1969, p. 4


LISA R. SCHEIDT Services Tuesday For Crash Victims Funeral services have been scheduled Tuesday for two persons killed early Saturday morning when the motorcycle on which they were riding was struck from behind by a Jeep vehicle. The victims were Dale W. Oehldrich, 22, R. 1, Cleveland and Lisa R. Scheidt, 17, 655 Westview St., Cleveland. Services for Miss Scheidt will be held at 10:30 a.m. at St. Wendel Catholic Church, Cleveland, the Rev. Tom Peeters, pastor, celebrant of the requiem Mass. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home, Kiel, from 4 p.m. today until the time of the services. A wake service will be held there at 8 this morning. She was born in Sheboygan on Nov. 7, 1958, a daughter of Joseph Jr. and Carol Swoboda Scheidt. She had completed her junior year at Sheboygan North High School. Survivors omitted for privacy. Funeral services for Mr. Oehldrich will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ss. John and Peter Lutheran Church, Cleveland, the Rev. Henry Koch, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Saxon Cemetery, Town of Centerville. Friends may call at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home, Kiel after 4 p.m. today and at the church from 9 a.m. Tuesday until the time of the services. He was born in Sheboygan Oct. 31, 1953, a son of Robert and Lorraine Schomburg Oehldrich. He graduated from Kiel High School in 1971 and was employed at Springtime Beverage, Sheboygan. Survivors omitted for privacy. The Sheboygan Press, Monday, July 26, 1976, p. 12


PETER H. SCHEIDT Peter H. Scheidt, 61, a Town of Centerville (Manitowoc County) farmer, died Tuesday noon at St. Nicholas Hospital. Ailing for nine years, Mr. Scheidt had been hospitalized for three weeks. A son of the late Henry and Catherine Adolph Scheidt, he was born in Centerville, Aug. 21, 1898. He farmed with his father until marrying Elvira Ramminger May 11, 1921. Since then he had operated his own farm in Centerville. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Wendel's Catholic Parish at St. Wendel. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Norman, Manitowoc, and Herbert, on the home farm; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Kohls (Mary Ceil?), Minneapolis; five grandchildren; a brother, Joseph, Cleveland; and a sister, Mrs. Paul Schwinn, R. 1. Cleveland. He was preceded in death by a grandson. The requiem Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Wendel's Church with the Rev. Theodore Kohnen, celebrant. Mass will follow 9:30 family rites at the Stoltenberg Funeral Chapel in Cleveland. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral chapel from 3 p.m. Thursday. Holy Name men will recite the Rosary there at 8 p.m. Thursday. The Sheboygan Press, Wednesday, October 7, 1959, p. 8


ALOIS SCHILL 2 SOLDIEERS OF COUNTY KILLED Staff Sgt. Norbert Zimmerman, route 1, Reedsville and PFC Alois Schill, 34, route 1, Cleveland, were killed in action in Belgium on Dec. 20 and Dec. 28 respectively, according to messages received by the late soldiers families from the War department. Their deaths brings to 96 the total of county war casualties. Schill, the son of Mrs. Frank Schill, route 1, Cleveland, was inducted into the Army July 29, 1942, and spent two years training in the states. He was stationed at Camp Swift and Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Camp Polk, La,. Los Angeles and Indiantown Gap, Pa., before he was sent to England in August, 1944. He fought in France and Belgium with the 28th infantry division. He was born Sept. 6, 1910 in the town of Centerville. Before his induction into military service he was employed by his mother on her farm. His survivors are his mother, four brothers, Raymond and Elmer, both of Meeme, Gilbert, Cleveland; Arno, Newton, and four sisters, Mrs. Hilbert Kuawth and Helen, Milwaukee; Mrs. John Hoban, Meeme and Mrs. Richard Becker, Manitowoc. A requiem mass in his memory was offered at St. Wendel church Monday morning by the Rev. J.C. Schaefer. Manitowoc Herald Times Tuesday, January 16, 1945 pg. 2


DONALD SCHILL Donald, 18-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Arno Schill of Cleveland, died at the Northern Colony hospital at Chippewa Falls, following a lingering illness. Survivors are the parents, sister, Rose Mary, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bushman of route 1, Manitowoc, and Mrs. Lena Schill of St. Wendel. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the Nennig funeral home, St. Wendel and at 9:30 o'clock a the St. Wendel Catholic church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body may be viewed from 3 p.m. Thursday until the hour of services. Manitowoc Herald Times Wednesday, March 21, 1945 pg. 12


FRANK SCHILL (d. 1920) Frank Schill Jr., 41, a farmer living two miles north of Cleveland, died at his home yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, following a long illness. He had been ailing for some time, but six weeks ago he came down with pneumonia, from which ailment he died. He was born in the village of Centerville and has lived in that vivinity all of his life. He is survived by his wife and children. The funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock from the St. Wendel Church, and interment will be in the church cemetery. Sheboygan Press Saturday, December 4, 1920 pg. 6


FRANK SCHILL (d. 1932) Inquest Delayed Until End of Coming Week That the inquest into the death of Frank Schill, aged St. Wendel retired farmer, who was run down and fatally injured in front of his home Thursday night by a car driven by Dr. Norman Erdman, young Centerville doctor, will not take place until the latter part of next week, was the statement of Dist. Atty. Lyman Fischer today. Funeral services for Mr. Schill will take place Monday morning from the St. Wendel church. In addition to the widow, one sister, Mrs. Simon Grasser, of Sheboygan, also survives. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, May 28, 1932 P. 10 ******** Franz (Frank) Schill, b.25 Jan 1853, d. --------1932/b. Rheinland, Kreis Saarburg, Freudenburg, Prussia (Germany)/Son of Nicolaus and Maria (Britten) Schill. (sent in by researcher/see contributors page)


LENA SCHILL Funeral services for Mrs. Lena Schill, 77, St. Wendel, who passed away at the Holy Family Hospital in Manitowoc on Monday morning, after a brief illness, were held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Stoltenberg Funeral Chapel in Cleveland, and at 10 o'clock at the St. Wendel Church in St. Wendel. The Rev. Richard Keller was celebrant of the solemn requiem mass, with the Rev. Henry Letz and the Rev. Allen Walt, both of Manitowoc, as deacon and sub-deacon, respectively. The school children sang the mass, with Mrs. Albert Fox playing the organ. Burial was in the family lot in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Joseph and Peter Scheidt, Paul Schwinn, all of Cleveland, and Alois Biese, Frank Biese and Franklin VanCamp all of Kaukauna, all nephews of the deceased. Mrs. Schill was a Gold Star Mother, and the first in the Cleveland area to pass away. Being a member of the auxiliary to the Cleveland Veterans of Foreign Wars, the members of the organization conducted memorial rites in the funeral chapel on Thursday evening. With president Mrs. Warren Beuchel presiding, she placed an emblematic casket flag of the Ladies; Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars on the casket. The senior vice president gave an appropriate reading. The soloist, Mrs. Roland Fiedler, sang “Abide With Me,” with Mrs. Oscar Lutze as her accompanist. Color bearers were Mrs. Norbert Kress, Mrs. Anna Schmitt, Mrs. Willard Matthias and Mrs. Leo Noel. The Gold Star Mothers, Mrs. Alma Koehn, Mrs. Mary Klein and Mrs. Barbara Hansen stood guard next to the casket. To complete the ceremony, the Gold Star Mothers and all the auxiliary members placed a white carnation on the casket, as a token of honor. The auxiliary presented the immediate family with a flag, and also gave an iron grave marker for the cemetery. At the services Thursday morning, the Gold Star Mothers and the Auxiliary members attended as an honor guard and occupied the front pews in the church, followed by the members of the St. Ann's Altar Society, of which Mrs. Schill was a member. They, too, attended in a body. Sheboygan Press Monday, October 15, 1956 pg. 12


LEROY SCHILL YOUTH KILLED IN LEAP OFF HAY WAGON CLEVELAND—A 16-year-old rural Cleveland youth was killed Saturday afternoon when he jumped from a hay wagon into the path of an automobile. According to Manitowoc County Traffic Police, LeRoy Arthur Schill was riding on a loaded hay wagon. The boy jumped from the wagon when it stopped to let him off to get a container of water on a Centerville town road a mile and a half northwest of Cleveland. He was struck by the front fender of a northbound vehicle, thrown into the windshield and carried along by the car before he fell off. The accident occurred at 4:30. The driver of the car was Mrs. Erik Klessig, 26, R. 1, Cleveland. He was taken to St. Nicholas Hospital by Moore Ambulance and died about 6 p.m. of a skull fracture. Funeral services were held at (Turn To Page 10, Col. 2) 10 a.m. today at the Stoltenburg Funeral Chapel and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Wendel Catholic Church, the Rev. Jerome Warry, pastor, the celebrant of the requiem Mass. Burial was in the church cemetery. LeRoy Schill was born June 24, 1950, a son of Gilbert and Marcella Steffen Schill. He graduated from St. Wendel elementary school in 1964 and completed his sophomore year at North High School this spring. He was a member of St. Wendel Catholic Church, its Catholic Youth Organization, Catholic Knights and the Holy name Society. Active in sports, he was a member of the Cleveland Colt Baseball League. Survivors are his parents; two sisters, Pauline and Marie, at home; and one brother, Victor, also at home. Sheboygan Press Tuesday, July 5, 1966 pg. 1


MARGARET SCHILL Mrs. Arno Schill, 47, of Rt. 1, Newton, died Tuesday evening at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, following a recurring illness. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Stoltenberg Funeral Chapel, Cleveland, and 10 a.m. at St. Wendel Catholic Church. The Rev. Leo Ott will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Born Margaret Bushman at Rib Lake, Taylor County, March 17, 1912, she was the daughter of Andrew and Clara Bonde Bushman who now reside in Manitowoc. She came to Manitowoc County with her parents when she was 2 ½ years old where she received her education. She was a graduate of the Chicago School of Nursing and prior to her marriage to Arno Schill, May 6, 1942, was employed as a registered nurse at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Since her marriage she and her husband have been engaged in farming on the Schill homestead farm in the Town of Centerville. She was a member of St. Wendel Christian Mothers Society and the Catholic Knights. Survivors include her husband, two daughters, Rosemary and Carol Ann at home; her parents, five brothers, Odilo and Raymond Bushman of Manitowoc, Andrew Jr. of Sheboygan, Joseph of St. Nazianz and Robert of Newton; seven sisters, mrs. Arnold Holschbach, Mrs. Math Wagner, Mrs. Robert Strauss and Mrs. Luban Kollurch of Manitowoc, Mrs. Steve Wagner of Valders, Mrs. Roland LaGrapple of Salem, Ore., and Mrs. Richard Burgenschutz of Greenland. She was preceded by a son who died in infancy. Friends may call after 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel where the Rosary will be prayed by the Christian Mothers at 3, the Catholic Knights at 7:30 and by the parish at 8:30 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times Wednesday, June 17, 1959 pg. M-15


MARIA SCHILL Maria (Britten) (Schaller) Schill, b.03 Mar 1820, d.30 Jun 1903 b. Rheinland, Kreis Saarburg, Freudenburg, Prussia (Germany) dau. of Michael and Susanna (Klein) Britten/m. 2x, No. 1, Johann Schaller, 15 Feb 1844, St. Trinitus Catholic Church, Rheinland, Kreis Saarburg, Freudenburg, Prussia (Germany)/Johann Schaller was the son of Johann Jakob and Magdalena (Weber)Schaller. He died 08 Jan 1848 and was buried at Freudenburg. Child from this marriage: Elisabeth Schaller, b.23 Oct 1846/m. No. 2, widower Nicolaus Schill, 23 Jun 1849. (sent in by researcher/see contributors page) ********* (Maria Schill/wife of Nicolai Schill/same d. date/ from record of St. Wendel Cath. ch.) ********* From Der Nord Westen, 09 July 1903: Death Tues. last week in Cleveland of Mrs. Marie Schill at the advanced age of 84. Mrs. Schill, who was born in the vicinity of Trier, belonged among the first settlers of Town Centerville where she had been a resident for about 50 yrs. She is survived by her sorrowing husband and 3 children. The funeral was held Thursday. ******** Mary Britten Schill birth: 4 March 1820 Friedeburg, Germany death: 30 June 1903 St. Wendel, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin residence: 1903 St.Wendel, Manitowoc Co., Wis. father: Michael Britton mother: Susanna Britten spouse: Nicholas Schill Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


MARY SCHILL MRS. MARY SCHILL DIES AT HOME IN ST. WENDEL SUNDAY Cleveland—Mrs. Mary Schill, aged 76, died Sunday morning at 8 o'clock at her home at St. Wendel, after having been ill for a month. Mrs. Schill, nee Marie Schneider was born January 11, 1857 in Town Centerville. She resided in Centerville for thirty years. Her marriage to Mr. Schill took place June 14, 1877. Her husband was killed a year and one-half ago when he was hit by an automobile on the Highway in front of his home. Mrs. Schill was a devout member of St. Wendel Catholic Church and its St. Ann's Christian Mother society. Survivors are; nine grandchildren, a brother, Joseph D. Schneider and a sister, Mrs. Louise Dhein, both of Cleveland. An only son died thirteen years ago. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock at St. Wendel Catholic church. The Rev. E.J. Schmit will officiate and burial will be made in St. Wendel cemetery. Sheboygan Press Monday, December 18, 1933 pg. 4


NICKALAUS SCHILL DEATH TAKES PIONEER A black crepe on the door at 422 Michigan avenue tells the sad story of the death of Mr. Nicholas Schill, a respected citizen and pioneer of this city. Mr. Schill passed away at the Simon Grasser home last evening at 9:30 o'clock of old age. He was born in Prussia in April 1820 and came to New York in 1857 going directly to the town of Centerville where he took out citizenship papers. Here he remained until 1878 after which he retired and come to this city where he has made his home ever since. In 1852 in Germany he married Miss Mary Britten who died about 10 years ago. Though 84 years of age Mr. Schill was never seriously ill until just recently. His condition was not alarming until a few days before his death. The couple had six children, Mrs. Elisabeth Hoffman, Mrs. Joseph Agenten, Mrs. Mary Jost, Mrs. Lena Schmoil, all dead; Mrs. Simon Grasser and Fran Schill. The funeral will be held Monday morning at nine o'clock from the St. Wendel church near Cleveland station and the Rev. Kuhl of that church will officiate. Interment will be in the St. Wendel cemetery near the church. Mr. Schill was well known in this and surrounding counties and was highly esteemed by his many friends who will be pained to hear of his death. The Press extends sympathy to the bereaved relatives. The Sheboygan Press, Friday, August 15, 1913, p. 5 ******** Nicolaus was married 2x. No.1 was to Anna Strasser at Rheinland, Kreis Saarburg, Wincheringen, Prussia (Germany). No. 2 was to Maria (Britten) Schaller, the widow of Johann Schaller. The marriage took place at St. Trinitus Catholic Church, Rheinland, Kreis Saarburg, Freudenburg, Prussia (Germany) Children: Born at Freudenburg Katharina Schill, b.24 Jul 1850; Franz Schill, b.25 Jan 1853; Maria Schill, b.01 Nov 1855. (sent in by researcher/see contributors page)


RAYMOND SCHILL Raymond Schill, 43, of Cleveland, died suddenly today at the home of his mother, Mrs. Lena Schill, St. Wendel, with whom he had been residing. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Nennig funeral home, St. Wendel, and at 9:30 a.m. at the St. Wendel's Catholic church with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Robert Klein of Osman will officiate. Mr. Schill was born in 1905 the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schill. He attended parochial schools and worked on his uncle's farm in the town of Meeme until 1946 of which time he moved to St. Wendel to make his home with his mother. He was a member of the St. Wendel Catholic church and the Holy Name society of that church. He is survived by his mother, three brothers, Gilbert of Cleveland, Elmer and Arnold of Newton; four sisters, Mrs. Hilbert Krauth of Milwaukee, Mrs. John Hoban of Newton, Mrs. Richard Becker and Miss Helen Schill of Manitowoc. The body will lie in state at the funeral home from 10 a.m. Wednesday morning until the time of services. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Manitowoc Herald Times Tuesday July 6, 1948 pg. 2


FRANK SCHMIDT HEART ATTACK CAUSES DEATH Frank Schmitt, Centerville Farmer, Passes Away Frank Schmitt, 61, Centerville farmer, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home early today. Mr. Schmitt worked as usual on the farm Tuesday. After eating supper he retired. He was stricken a few hours later. He died soon after the arrival of a physician. Funeral Saturday Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. from the St. Wendel Catholic church with interment in the church cemetery. Mr. Schmitt was born in Mosel, Sheboygan county, in 1875 and moved with his parents to St. Wendel when a boy. He attended the St. Wendel parochial school and married Mary Leonhard in 1901. They located on the homestead farm two miles from the village of Cleveland. Widow Survives Survivors are the widow; three daughters, Mrs. Charles Sukowatey, Sheboygan, Rita and Emma Centerville; six sons, George, Henry, Joseph, William, Francis and Clarence, all of Centerville; three brothers, Rev. Jacob Schmitt, St. Ann, John, Chicago, Henry J. Cleveland; two sisters Mrs. Anna Liermann, Chicago, Mrs. Henry Wagner, Cleveland and two grandchildren. Mr. Schmitt was a member of the Holy Name society and the Catholic Knights Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, August 19, 1936, p. 7


MARY SCHMIDT Mrs. Mary Schmitt, 86, of Cleveland, died Sunday afternoon at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital where she was a patient four days. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Stoltenberg Funeral Chapel and at 10 a.m. at St. Wendel Catholic Church, Cleveland. The Rev. Jerome Watry will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Schmidt was born May 26, 1880, at Cleveland, daughter of the late George and Genevieve Leonhard. She attended St. Wendel Catholic School. She was married to Frank Schmitt, Aug. 23, 1901, at St. Wendel Catholic Church. The couple farmed in the Town of Centerville until Mr. Schmitt's death Aug. 19, 1936, when Mrs. Schmitt returned to live in Cleveland. She was a member of St. Wendel Catholic Church and the parish St. Ann Alter Society. Surviving are six sons, George, Henry, William and Francis of Cleveland, Joseph of Chilton and Clarence of Sheboygan; three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Genevieve) Sukawatey of Cleveland, Mrs. Herbert (Rita) Mahloch of Newton, Sister M. Josephine of Manitowoc; three brothers, Gregory Leonhard of Chilton, Henry Leonhard of Cleveland and John Leonhard of Lake Geneva; a sister, Mrs. Lena Dhein of Sheboygan, 30 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. A son and four brothers preceded her in death. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral chapel where the rosary will be recited by members of the parish and St. Ann Alter Society at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, May 1, 1967, p. 7


ALBERT P. SCHMITT Albert Schmitt birth: 12 May 1905 Centreville death: 6 April 1906 Centerville, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Wis. residence: 1906 Centreville father: Frank Schmidt mother: Nancy Loenhardt Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


GEORGE SCHMITT George P. Schmitt, 72, a Town of Mosel resident, died Thursday evening at Rocky Knoll Health Care Center where he had been a patient the past six months. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Stoltenberg Funeral Chapel, and 10:30 a.m. at St. Wendel Catholic Church, Cleveland. The Rev. R. T. Peters will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Schmitt was born Aug 23, 19?? in the Town of Centerville, son of the late Frank and Mary Leonhard Schmitt. He married Mary Wteseckel? May 8, 1935?, at St. Anne Catholic Church, St. Anne. The couple resided in the Town of Mosel where they engaged in farming. He was a member of St. Wendel Catholic Church , 50 year member of Catholic Knights and charter member of Wisconsin Feeder Pig Co op. Survivors include his wife, three sons, Charles, of Rt. 1 Newton, James of Rt. 2 Sheboygan and Ralph of Rt. 1, Elkhart Lake, seven daughters, Mrs. Roger (Jeanette) R??? and Mrs. Robert (Georgnames?) Roch? of Cleveland, Miss Marlene and Miss Catherine at home, Mrs. Donald (Mary Ann) Salm, of Rt. 1, Newtn, Mrs. James (Dorothy) Bogenschuetz, of Sheboygan and Mrs. Thomas (Margaret) Steinbuecker, of Green Bay, five brothers, Joseph, of Chilton, William, Henry and Francis, of Cleveland and Clarence of Sheboygan; three sisters, Mrs. Charles Sukawatey, of Sheboygan, Sister Mary Joseph of Manitowoc and Mrs. Herbert Mahloch, of Rt. 1, Newton and 25 grandchildren. An infant daughter and a brother preceded him in death. Friends may call at Stoltenberg Funeral Chapel after ? p.m. Sunday where the Rosary will be recited at 7: 15 p.m. by the Catholic Knights and a parish vigil memorial service will be at 8 p.m. A memorial fund has been established in his name. Herald Times Reporter, Friday, August 6, 1976, p. 3


HENRY SCHMITT (d. 1945) Henry J. Schmitt, 61, town of Centerville farmer, died at 10:15 this morning at his home following a lingering illness. The body was removed to the Nennig funeral home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced Thursday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, September 26, 1945 ******** Henry J. Schmitt is Called To Rest Wednesday Morning Cleveland—Henry J. Schmitt, 81, Town of Centerville farmer, passed away Wednesday morning at his farm home on the county line. Born in the town of Mosel on Oct. 12, 1883, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Schmitt, deceased, Mr. Schmitt attended St. Wendel’s parochial school and later worked on his parents’ farm. He was married to Anna Neilitz, Newton, and after operating a farm at Newton for several years; the couple purchased their own farm in the town of Centerville where they have lived since. The deceased was a faithful member of St. Wendel Catholic parish, the Holy Name society of that parish, the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin. He served several terms as trustee of the St. Wendel parish. Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Mrs. George Wade, Chicago, Mrs. Anna Hula, Cleveland, Mrs. Leo Noel, Sheboygan, and Mrs. Ralph Knox, Osman; five sons, Peter and Wilfred, Cleveland, Andrew, Manitowoc, Aloysius, with the Navy in Hawaii, and Edmund, on the homestead farm; 16 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Anna Liermann, Chicago, and a brother, John Schmitt, Chicago. The body has been taken to the Nennig funeral home, in St. Wendel, where funeral services will be held at 10 o’clock on Saturday morning, at 10:30 at the St. Wendel parish church. The Rev. Alphonse Wagner, nephew of the deceased, from Kaukauna, will conduct the solemn Requiem mass. The Rev. Robert Klein of Osman will be deacon and the Rev. Joseph Schefer will be sub-deacon. Burial will be made in the church cemetery. The body will lie in state at the funeral home from 7:30 p.m. today until the hour of services. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Friday. Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Thursday, September 27, 1945


HENRY A. SCHMITT (d. 1980) Henry A. Schmitt, 72, of Route 1, Cleveland, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, May 1, at home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Stoltenberg Funeral Chapel and 10:30 a.m. at St. Wendel Catholic Church, Cleveland. The Rev. Bernard Geimer will be celebrant of the funeral Mass and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Schmitt was born March 20, 1908, in the Town of Centerville, son of the late Frank and Mary Leonhard Schmitt. He married Josephine Wieseckel Oct. 13, 1937, at St. Anna Catholic Church, St. Anna. They resided on the Schmitt homestead farm, where they engaged in farming. Mr. Schmitt was a member of St. Wendel Catholic Church, Manitowoc County Farm Bureau and Cleveland Senior Citizens. Survivors include his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Leroy (Delores) Dultgen of Kewaunee; four brothers, Joe of Chilton, William and Francis of Cleveland and Clarence of Sheboygan; three sisters, Mrs. Charles (Genevieve) Sukowatey of Sheboygan, Mrs. Herbert (Rita) Mahlock of Newton and Sister Mary Josephine of St. Mary School, Kaukauna and four grandchildren. Two brothers preceded him in death. Friends may call at Stoltenberg Funeral Chapel after 4 o'clock this Friday afternoon where a parish vigil will be at 8 o'clock. Herald Times Reporter, May 2, 1980 P.3


JAMES H. SCHMITT, REV. Manitowoc Pastor Collapses, Dies MILWAUKEE—(AP)—The Rev. James A. Schmitt, pastor of St. Boniface Catholic church, Manitowoc, collapsed aboard a Milwaukee Road train yesterday and was pronounced dead on arrival at County Emergency hospital. Father Schmitt was returning to Manitowoc from Chicago where he had been undergoing hospital treatment. He was 66 and a native of Cleveland, Wisconsin. Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, Monday, March 20, 1944 ********** A solemn requiem high mass with the Very Rev. Dean C.V. Hugo of Two Rivers as celebrant will be sung for the late Rev. James H. Schmitt, pastor of the St. Boniface Catholic, at the church Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. Other officers of the mass will be the Rev. Martin Jaekels and the Rev. Louis Schorn, both of Manitowoc, as deacon and sub-deacon respectively, the Rev. Edward Wagner of Osman, master of ceremonies, the Rev. James Geyer, Manitowoc, thurifer, and the Rev. August Garthaus, Manitowoc, preacher. Acolytes will be the Rev. Alois Knier of Sturgeon Bay and Al Wagner. Father Schmitt died Sunday en-route to Manitowoc from Chicago where he had been taking treatments for a heart ailment. The office of the dead will be recited by the clergymen beginning at 9:30. A requiem mass will be offered by the Rev. Peter Duerr at 8 o'clock for the children. Six members of the congregation, Ray McCarthy, Thomas J. Morris, Frank Gerl, James Taugher, Joseph Kotowski and Joseph Williams will be the pallbearers. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be the Revs. John Landowski and E.A. Radey of Manitowoc, John Husslein, Whitelaw, Clement Kern, St. Anna, Joseph Rauch Francis Creek and Vincent Putzer, S.D.S., St. Nazianz. A choir composed of priests from throughout the diocese will sing the funeral mass. The body of Father Schmitt will lie in state at the Pfeffer funeral home this evening from 7 to 10 o'clock. At 2:30 Wednesday afternoon the body will be removed to the St. Boniface church and will lie in state there until Thursday. In deference of the weekly Lenten sermon the rosary and prayers for the dead will be recited Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Interment will be in the St. Wendel cemetery at St. Wendel with the Rev. Joseph Schaefer officiating at the services there. The funeral procession will leave the church about noon. Father Schmitt was a member of the Oconto Council of the Knights of Columbus and the Catholic Knights at St. Anna, Wis. Manitowoc Herald Times Tuesday, March 21, 1944 pg. 2


JOSEPHINE K. SCHMITT (d. 1930) BRIEF ILLNESS IS FATAL TO COUNTY GIRL Acute appendicitis from which she suffered for only two days, yesterday at the St. Nicholas hospital at Sheboygan took the life of Josephine, the nine-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Schmidt(sic), Cleveland Route 3, residents. Born at Cleveland on November 24, 1920, the girl spent all of her life in that vicinity and was a student in the fourth grade of the St. Wendell's school at the time of her death. In addition to her parents, she is survived by four sisters (private) and five brothers (private). Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock from the St. Wendell's church with the Rev. J.H. Schmidt, uncle of the girl, officiating. Interment will take place in the church cemetery. Manitowoc Herald News, Monday, April 14, 1930 P.14


MARJORIE SCHMITT Funeral services for Marjorie Ann Schmitt, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Schmitt, route 1, Cleveland, who died March 15? at St. Nicholas Hospital, Sheboygan, were held at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Stoltenberg Funeral Chapel, Cleveland, and at 9 a.m. at St. Wendel Church. Rev. Richard Keller officiated and burial was in the church cemetery. The school children sang during the mass with Mrs. John Koerber at the organ. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, March 23, 1956


WILFRED SCHMITT Wilfred F. Schmitt, 66, Village of Cleveland resident, died unexpectedly Monday, January 8, 1990, at his home. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Wendel Catholic Church, Cleveland, preceded by family rites at 10 a.m. at Stoltenberg Funeral Chapel, Cleveland. Rev. Father Earl Brouchoud will officiate with burial at St. Wendel Church Cemetery. Mr. Schmitt was born July 16, 1923 in the Town of Centerville son of the late Henry J. and Anna Nellitz Schmitt. He attended St. Wendel Catholic School. He married the former Bernice Walter on April 18, 1945. The couple resided in Cleveland. She preceded him in death on November 14, 1986. Mr. Schmitt was a member of St. Wendel Catholic Church, Catholic Knights Branch 177 where he had served as president for many years. Mr. Schmitt was serving on the building and grounds committee for the church and was a member of The Ushers Club and Holy Name Society. He was a member of Cleveland LIions Club where he was serving on the Board of Directors. Mr. Schmitt was a member of Manitowoc and Cleveland Senior Citizens. He worked for Sheboygan School System for 25 years until his retirement on January 1, 1989. He was a member of AFSCME Union Local 1750. Survivors include five sons, Vernon of Howards Grove, Jerome and Nicholas, both of Sheboygan, Lloyd of Mishicot, David of Denmark, Wisconsin; four daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Phyllis (Norbert) Hickmann of Newton, Mrs. Juliana (Eugene) Weber and Mrs. Millie (James) LaCroix, both of Cleveland, Mrs. Diane (Dale) Sabrowsky of Howards Grove; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Al (Ruth) Schmitt of Mantiowoc, Edmund (Joan) Schmitt of Cleveland; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Mrs. Margaret Wade of Barwyn, Illinois, Mrs. Anna (Ed) Kress and Mrs. Esther (Leo) Noel, both of Cleveland, Mrs. Katherine (Ralph) Knox of Mantiowoc; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Evelyn Schmitt of Manitowoc and 12 grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by two sons, a daughter, two brothers and two sisters. Friends may call at Stoltenberg Funeral Chapel, Cleveland, Wednesday afternoon after 4 p.m. Catholic Knights Service will be Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. and Parish Prayer Service will be held Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter



WILLIAM J. SCHMITT William J. "Bill" Schmitt, age 92, a resident of St. Mary's Home, Manitowoc, and long-time resident of Cleveland, entered his eternal life on Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc. Bill was born on March 28, 1915, the son of Frank and Mary (Leonard) Schmitt in Cleveland. Bill married Veronica Schladweiler of Farmer, S.D., on Sept. 26, 1939, at St. Wendel Catholic Church in Cleveland. Veronica preceded him in death on Jan. 27, 1981. After Veronica's death, Bill married June Salzman. She preceded him in death on April, 27, 1997. As a young man, Bill worked for area farmers, the Belitz Brothers Feed Mill and then the Kohler Company until his retirement in 1980. For more than 40 years Bill was an active member at St. Wendel Catholic Church, a member of the Holy Name Society, and member of the National Catholic Order of Foresters. Some of Bill's favorite hobbies were raising chickens, gardening and playing cards. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his two wives: Veronica and June; his son-in-law: Steve Seefeld; his sisters and their spouses: Glen (Carl) Sukowatey, and Rita (Herbert) Mahloch; his brothers and their spouses: Albert; George (Mary); Henry (Josephine); Joseph (Mary); Clarence (Betty); and Francis; and brothers and sisters-in-law: Lawrence Gates; Leo Kessler; Barney Bayer; Edward Schladweiler; Steve Schladweiler; Francis Schladweiler; and Rose Chivington. As Dad wished, no visitation will be held prior to the Mass of Resurrection. The Rev. Gerald Foley will preside at a private funeral Mass to be held at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church at a later date. The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. We would like to thank the St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Community and the Westwood Community Church for all their prayers and support, the wonderful staff at St. Mary's home, caregivers on Tower Three, and the doctors and nurses at Holy Family Memorial Hospital for the loving care and kindness to Dad. GOD BLESS YOU! Daddy's three girls: Janie, Joanie and Jeanne. Herald Times Reporter, Jan. 24, 2008


MATHIAS SCHMITTEN: From Der Nord Westen, 17 Aug. 1899: Death on Sat. in St. Wendel, Town Centerville, of 60-yr. old Mathias Schmitten who has lived the past several years at the home of Peter Hoffmann there. The funeral was held Mon. ******** Mathias Schnitten birth: 14 April 1832 Bavaria death: 2 August 1899 Centerville, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: St.Wendel residence: 1899 Centerville Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


AGNES MARY SCHMITZ Agnes Mary "Aggie" Schmitz, age 77, a resident of Progressive Health Care Center, died on Sunday evening, July 29, 2007, after complications from open-heart surgery in March. Aggie was born on Jan. 13, 1930, in Newton to John W. and Catherine (Pitz) Schneider. She graduated from St. Fidelis Catholic School in Newton. On May 10, 1947, Aggie and Kenny R. Schmitz were united in marriage at St. Fidelis Catholic Church. Kenny preceded her in death on March 17, 2006. For 12 years Aggie was employed at Sears in the Women's clothing department, retiring in 1985. After that she babysat for children in her home. However, her greatest joy in life was her role as homemaker to her family. She was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Parish. Aggie enjoyed playing sheepshead and canasta with her friends and family, and was proud to have bowled with the same ladies for more than 30 years. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two chi1ldren: Marjorie and Robert; four brothers: Harold, Joseph, Leander and Jerry Schneider; and two sisters: Lorraine Manz and Helen LaCroix. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007, at St. Dominic Catholic Church, 2113 N. 22nd St., Sheboygan, by the Rev. John Theisen. A time of visitation and support will be held on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Ballhorn Funeral Chapels, 1201 N. Eighth, Sheboygan, and at the church on Thursday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow at St. Wendel Cemetery in Cleveland. A memorial fund has been established in her name for the Sharon S. Richardson Hospice Home. Aggie's family would like to extend their special thanks to Dr. Warren Brauer and his staff, St. Nicholas Home Health and Hospice, and the staff at Sheboygan Progressive Care Center, and all the other people who helped in caring for her these last five months. Words cannot express how much their tender loving care meant to Aggie and her entire family. Herald Times Reporter, July 31, 2007


MARJORIE SCHMITZ Marjorie Catherine, seven-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Schmitz of Cleveland died yesterday at a Sheboygan hospital. The parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Schneider of Meeme and mr. and Mrs. Clarence Schmitz of Schleswig, survive. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Nennig funeral home, St. Wendel, and at 9 o'clock at the St. Wendel Catholic church, with burial in the church cemetery. The body may be viewed after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The Manitowoc Herald-Times, Tuesday, February 10, 1948, p. 2


ROBERT K. SCHMITZ Funeral services for Robert Kenneth Schmitz, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Schmitz of Meeme, who passed away shortly after birth, were held at the Ewald Funeral chapel at Cleveland at 3 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Joseph Schaefer officiated and burial was made in the St. Wendel cemetery. Survivors include the parents, one sister, Marlene; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Schneider of St .Wendel; and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Schmitz of Kiel. The Sheboygan Press, Wednesday, July 27, 1949, p. 14


ANNA SCHNEIDER From Der Nord Westen, 01 Mar. 1900: Death of Miss Anna Schneider of St. Wendel of consumption in St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan. The funeral took place Thurs. last week in the Catholic Cemetery of St. Wendel. ******** Anna Schneider/d. 18 Feb. 1900/from records of St. Wendel Cath. ch.


ANNA SCHNEIDER Mrs. John Schneider, 75, of Hika, died early this morning at St. Nicholas Hospital following a lingering illness. She was born Aug. 17, 1880 in Sheboygan, the daughter of the late Jacob and Caroline Hildebrand. On April 10, 1912, she was united in marriage to John Schneider. Following their marriage, they moved to Centerville where he operated a farm. After retirement, the couple resided in Hika. Mrs. Schneider was a member of St. Wendel Catholic Church at St. Wendel. Survivors include her husband, one brother, August Hildebrant(sp) of Sheboygan, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, two sisters, and one step-sister. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at the Stoltenberg Funeral Home, Cleveland, and 9:30 at St. Wendel Church. The Rev. Theodore Kohmen will be celebrant of the requiem mass and burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday until the hour of the service Monday. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The Sheboygan Press, Friday, March 2, 1956, p. 12


CATHERINE SCHNEIDER Mrs. John W. Schneider, 64, of Cleveland, died late Thursday afternoon following an apparent heart attack. She was found lying on the kitchen floor by her husband when he returned home from work. The former Catherine Pitz, she was born Dec. 2, 1895, at Oshkosh, a daughter of the late Mike and Helma Soloman Pitz. On May 18, 1915, she was married to John Schneider. The couple farmed in the Town of Meeme until 1949 when they moved to their present home. She was a member of St. Wendel Catholic Church, the Christian Mothers Society of the church, Catholic Knights, and the Cleveland Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary of Post 8974. Survivors are her husband; five daughters, Mrs. William (Olivia) Schwoerer of St. Nicholas, Mrs. Hugo (Helen) LaCroix of rural Newton, Mrs. Daniel (Mildred) Dhein and Mrs. Donald (Lorraine) Manz, both of Kiel, Mrs. Kenneth (Agnes) Schmitz of Sheboygan, and three sons, Raphael and Leander, both of Sheboygan, and Gerald of Milwaukee. Also surviving are four brothers, John Pitz of rural Newton, Herbert of Oshkosh, Carl of Florida, Roman of Milwaukee; three sisters, Mrs. Joe Salm of New Holstein, Sister Mary Mariette of Formosa, Mrs. John Kurtz of Milwaukee; 32 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Two children and one sister preceded her in death. Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Stoltenberg Funeral Chapels n Cleveland followed by a requiem Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Wendel Catholic Church. The Rev. Leo Ott, pastor, will be the celebrant, and burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral chapels after 7 p.m. Saturday. Members of the Christian Mothers' Society will hold a vigil there at 8 p.m., Saturday and a parish vigil will be held there at 8 p.m. Sunday. The Sheboygan Press, Friday, April 29, 1960, p. 8


DOMINIKUS SCHNEIDER From Der Nord Westen, 19 Nov. 1903: Death from old age debility in Centerville on Sun. of Dominic Schneider, one of the oldest German residents of Town Centerville and widely known and well regarded through the entire county. He was born in Germany 06 Aug. 1823, therefore at the time of his death he was 81 yrs. old. Dominic Schneider was entrusted with several public offices by his fellow citizens. For 11 yrs. he was town clerk, several times served as supervisor, and 4 yrs. as chairman of Town Centerville. His wife preceded him in death 20 yrs. ago, and his surviving children are: Mr. J.D. Schneider, as well as 3 daughters – Mrs. Frank Schill, Mrs. Daniel Priester, and Mrs. Jos. Dhein. The funeral will be held at St. Wendelin’s Church Cemetery in Town Centerville. ******** Domenic Schneider birth: 6 August 1823 Prussia, Germany death: 15 November 1903 Centerville, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: St.Wendel, Manitowoc Co., Wis. residence: 1903 Centerville, Manitowoc Co., Wis. father: Mich. Schneider spouse: Margaret Constance Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


EMMA SCHNEIDER Mrs. Schneider Buried Today At St. Wendel Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Schneider, widow of the late Frederick Schneider, who died at her home Thursday in the town of Centerville, were held this morning at 9:15 o'clock at the home and at 9:30 o'clock at St. Wendel's Catholic church. The Rev. Henry Hallnde officiated and burial was in the Schneider lot in St. Wendel's cemetery. There were many flowers, and many friends and relatives attended the services. Pallbearers were Leo and William Salm, Nick, John and William Pfeiffer, and George Wenger. Out-of-town persons who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Chichowski, Mrs. John Pfeiffer, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. William Riebel and son, Elroy, Mrs. Anton Wollersheim, Miss Elizabeth Pfeiffer, Joseph Chickowski, Sr., Miss Martha Chickowski, Ed Peterman, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Schlegel, Mrs. Sophia Schuchardt, Mrs. Anton Opgenorth, and John Hills, all of Sheboygan; Mrs. Mary Wegner, Mrs. Elizabeth Wegner, and George Wegner, all of Two Rivers; Mrs. Herman Gallus of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. John Pfeiffer of Kaukauna; Mr. and Mrs. William Pfeiffer and son, William of St. Nazianz; and Mrs. Henry Weiter of Manitowoc. The Sheboygan Press, Saturday, October 10, 1936, p. 2


FRANK SCHNEIDER Frank Schneider, 81, Centerville farmer, died Sunday morning at his farm home, following a short illness. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Nenning funeral home in St. Wendel and at 9:30 a.m. at the St. Wendel Catholic church, the Rev. Joseph Schaefer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Schneider was born in Centerville in 1866, attended school there, and later acquired his own farm. He married Minnie Levendosky in 1895, and operated his farm up to the time of his death. The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1945. Survivors are the wife, four daughters, Mrs. Madaline Schneider of Cleveland, Mrs. Joseph H. Schnell of Kiel, Mrs. Matt Meyer, on the homestead farm and Mrs. Lester Graef of Sheboygan; two sons, Arno and Edwin of Kiel; brother George of Brillion; 24 grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Mr. Schneider was town treasurer for several years and a life-long member of the St. Wendel Catholic church. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Tuesday. The body may be viewed at the funeral home after 7:30 o'clock this evening. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, April 21, 1947 pg. 2


FREDERICK SCHNEIDER Schneider Funeral Is Conducted This Morning Funeral services for Frederick Schneider, 81, life long resident of the country who died at the home in the town of Centerville Saturday night, were held this morning from the St. Wendel church. Interment was in the church cemetery. He was born in 1853 on the homestead farm where he resided all his life. In 1881 he was married to Emma Pfeiffer. Survivors are his widow and seven children. They are John and William of Centerville, Anton and Joseph at home, Mrs. George Bohman, Sheboygan, Miss Albertina at home and Mrs. Frank Chickowski, Sheboygan.. A sister, Mrs. Nick Salm Sr. of Centerville also survives. Manitowoc Herald Times Wednesday, September 5, 1934 pg. 3


GEORGE SCHNEIDER George John Schneider, 74, of Rt. 1, Cleveland, died Sunday afternoon at St. Nicholas Hospital, Sheboygan, following a short illness. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Stoltenberg Funeral Chapels and at 11 a.m. at St. Wendel Catholic Church, Cleveland. The Rev. Thomas Peeters will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Schneider was born May 18, 1897, in the Town of Centerville, son of the late Anton and Victoria Roitt Schneider. He married Rose Mueller Feb. 25, 1922, at St. Wendel Catholic Church. The couple farmed on the Schneider homestead. He was a member of St. Wendel Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Arthur, of Spenard, Alaska, and Jerry, of Sheboygan; two daughters, Mrs. James R. (Margaret) Green, of Sheboygan Falls and Mrs. Prentiss (Marcella) Thorson, of Minneapolis, Minn.; two brothers, Robert and Joseph, of Cleveland; a sister, Mrs. Rose Scarfenberg, of Sheboygan; six grandchildren and two great granchildren. A daughter, three sisters, a brother and a grandson preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday where a parish prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. January 31, 1972


JOHN SCHNEIDER John W. Schneider, 76, of Rt. 1, Cleveland, died Sunday evening at St. Nicholas Hospital, Sheboygan. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Meiselwitz Funeral Home, Kiel, and at 11:15 a.m. at St. Wendel Catholic Church, Cleveland. The Rev. Jerome Watry and the Very Rev Msgr. Alfred A. Schneider will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Schneider was born Dec. 17, 1891, in the Town of Meeme, son of the late Joseph and Anna Salm Schneider. He attended St. Fidelis Parochial School, Spring Valley, and married Catherine Pitz of Oshkosh May 19, 1915, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Oshksoh. The couple operated a farm in the Town of Meeme until 1948 moving to St. Wendel. He had been employed as a fieldman for the former Lakeshore Canning Co. and until his illness by Hipke Canning Co. He was a member of Holy Name Society, Catholic Knights of Wisconsin and received a gold Rosary when he had been a member 50 years. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. William (Oliva) Schwoerer of St. Nazianz, Mrs. Hugo (Helen) La Croix of Rt. 1 Newton, Mrs. Daniel (Mildred) Dhein and Mrs. Donald (Lorraine) Manz of Kiel and Mrs. Kenneth (Agnes) Schmitz of Sheboygan; three sons, Raphael and Leander of Sheboygan and Gerald of Elgin, Ill; a sister Mrs. Carl Meyer of Kiel; two brothers Anton of St. Nazianz and Joseph of Rt. 2, Kiel; 37 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. his wife died in April of 1960 and two brothers also preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday where the parish and Holy Name Society will recite the Rosary at 7 p.m. the Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, March 2, 1968, p. 7


JOHN SCHNEIDER (d. 1958) John Schneider, 75, a resident of St. Mary's Home at Manitowoc and a retired Town of Centerville farmer, died Saturday at Holy Family Hospital in Manitowoc. Born Oct. 20, 1883, in the Town of Centerville, he was a son of the late Frederick and Emma Pfieffer Schneider. He was married to Miss Anna Hildebrand on April 10, 1914. The couple operated a farm in the Town of Centerville until their retirement when they moved to Hika. Two years ago, after the death of his wife, Mr. Schneider moved to St. Mary's Home at Manitowoc. Survivors are a brother, Joseph, of Cleveland, and three sisters, Mrs. George Bohman and Miss Albertina Schneider, of Cleveland, and Mrs. Frank Chickowski, Sheboygan. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Stoltenberg Funeral Chapel, Cleveland, and at 10 a.m. at the St. Wendel Catholic Church. The Rev. Leo Ott, pastor, will be the celebrant of the requiem mass. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. The body will lie in state at the funeral chapel until the hour of services. A parish vigil will be held at the chapel at 8 o'clock tonight. The Sheboygan Press, Monday, February 17, 1958, p. 8


JOSEPH SCHNEIDER (d. 1935) Joseph D. Schneider, Native of Centerville, Is Summoned Cleveland -- Joseph D. Schneider, aged 80, life-long resident of Manitowoc county, died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, at his home here, after having been ill for the past five months. Mr. Schnider was well acquainted in his vicinity, having been president of the Cleveland State bankd from 1911-1916 and also having served as chairman of the town of Centerville for a period of four years. He was born in the town of Centerville, Dec. 6, 1854, on the Schneider homestead, which is now occupied by his nephew, Joseph F. Dhein. On Oct. 15, 1879, he was united in marriage to Margaret Sturm and the couple resided on a farm in the vicinity which is now operated by Hugo Dhein, another nephew of Mr. Schneider. Twenty-eight years ago Mr. Schneider retired and he and Mrs. Schneider came to Cleveland to live. Besides his wife, Mr. Schneider is survived by a sister, Mrs. Louisa Dhein. Two sisters, Mrs. Mary Schill of St. Wendel and Mrs. A? Priester of Milwaukee, preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Wendel Catholic church with the Rev. Henry Halinde officiating. The body may be viewed at the Schneider homestead Cleveland until the time of the funeral. The Sheboygan Press, Thursday, May 23, 1935, p. 14


JOSEPH SCHNEIDER Joseph Schneider, 77, a Town of Centerville farmer, died Sunday evening at Manitowoc County Hospital following a lengthy illness. He was born on Apr. 11, 1895 in the Town of Centerville, a son of the late Anton and Victoria Roitt Schneider. Mr. Schneider was a member of St. Wendel Catholic Church and lived on the Schneider homestead his entire life where he was engaged in farming. Survivors are one brother, Robert, of Cleveland; and a sister, Mrs. Rose Scharfenberg, of Sheboygan. He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. The funeral mass will be at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning at St. Wendell Catholic Church, with the Rev. Thomas Peeter, pastor celebrant. The mass will follow 10:30 family rites at the Stoltenberg Funeral Chapel, with burial in the St. Wendel cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday. Parish memorial services will be held Tuesday at 8 p.m. Sheboygan Press, Mon. June 19, 1972, p. 14, c. 7 ********** (b. 11 Apr 1895/d. 15 Jun 1972/SSDI)


LEONHARDT SCHNEIDER From Der Nord Westen, 28 Oct. 1897: Death Sat. in Cleveland of 88 yr. old Leonhard Schneider of old age. He was born July 1809 in the Kingdom of Württemberg. He is survived by his widow, a son - Fredrich Schneider who owns the homestead, and 3 married daughters - Mrs. Nicolaus Orth, Mrs. Michael Pfeifer, and Mrs. Nicolaus Salem, all who reside in the neighborhood of Cleveland. The well-attended funeral took place Mon. at the Catholic Cemetery in St. Wendel.


MAGDALENA SCHNEIDER From Der Nord Westen, 21 Jan. 1909: Death in Centerville on Monday last week of 89-year old Mrs. Leonhard Schneider of a malignant ulcer on her head. The deceased was a resident of Town Centerville since 1853.


MARGARET SCHNEIDER Mrs. Schneider Is Called To Rest After An Illness Mrs. Margaret Schneider, 88, wife of the late Joseph Schneider of Cleveland, Wis, passed away at 3 p.m. on Tuesday at St. Nicholas hospital after a lengthy illness. For the past eight years she has been a resident of the Anna M. Reiss Home for the Aged. Deceased was born in town Meeme in 1857 and lived on a farm there for several years. She later married Joseph Schneider and settled in Cleveland, Wis. Her husband preceded her in death about nine years ago. Funeral services will be held at the Ballhorn Funeral chapels on Friday at 8:45 a.m. and in St. Wendel at 9:30 o'clock. The Rev. J. C. Schaefer will officiate and burial will be made in the adjoining church cemetery. She is survived by two brothers, William Sturm of Hartford, Wis., and Joseph Sturm of Stratford, Wis. The Sheboygan Press, Wednesday, December 29, 1943, p. 4


MARY SCHNEIDER Mrs. Mary Schneider, a pioneer resident of this section, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Josephine Dhein, in the town of Centerville. Mrs. Schneider had attained the ripe old age of 99 years and death was due to the infirmities incident to her age. She had resided in Manitowoc and Sheboygan counties most of her life. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning from St. Wendell Catholic church at St. Wendell. Manitowoc Herald News, Tuesday, January 28, 1919 Page 6


VICTORIA SCHNEIDER Mrs. Victoria Schneider, 83, widow of Anton Schneider, died Thursday evening at the homestead farm in Cleveland, now being operated by a son, George. Mrs. Schneider was born April 15, 1861, in St. Nazianz, and attended the parochial school. Before her marriage on May 18, 1884, she worked on her parents farm. The Schneiders settled immediately on the farm where she died. Survivors are eight children, Mrs. George Hornick, Marshfield, Mrs. Frank McNamara, Campbellsport, Joseph, home, Robert, Cleveland, Mrs. John Bauer, Mrs. Max Sharfenberg and Alfred, Sheboygan and George, on the homestead. Fourteen grandchildren also survive. Mr. Schneider preceded his wife in death 32 years ago. The body is at the Nennig funeral home, St. Wendel and will lie in state after 7:30 o'clock Saturday evening. The funeral has been set for Monday, 9 o'clock at the funeral home and 9 o'clock at St. Wendel's Catholic church. The Rev. Joseph Schaefer will officiate and interment will be in the family lot in the church cemetery. Mrs. Schneider was a member of the St. Anne society of the parish. Manitowoc Herald Times Friday, October 30, 1944 pg. 2


WILHELMINA SCHNEIDER Mrs. Frank Schneider, 74, passed away Tuesday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Matt Meyer, Cleveland, route one, following a lingering illness. She was born in the Town of Centerville on October 16, 1876, the daughter of the late John and Wilhelmine Levandoski. She was married to Frank Schneider on November 28, 1895. The couple operated a farm near Cleveland, Mrs. Schneider was a member of the St. Wendel Catholic church and the St. Ann society of that parish. The survivors include four daughters; Mrs. William Schneider of Centerville, Mrs. Joseph Schnell of Kiel, Mrs. Matt Meyer of Cleveland and Mrs. Lester Graef of Sheboygan; two sons, Arno of School Hill and Edwin of Kiel; 25 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Her husband, parents and eight brothers preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Stoltenberg Funeral chapels in Cleveland that a 9:30 o'clock at St. Wendel Catholic church. The Rev. Richard Keller will be the celebrant of the requiem high mass. Burial will be made in the family lot in the St. Wendel cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral chapels from 7:30 p.m. Thursday to the time of the services. Members of the St. Ann society will recite the rosary at 8:45 p.m. Friday. The Sheboygan Press, Wednesdsay, October 3, 1951, p. 16


MATHIAS SCHONS (The following sent in by researcher/see contributors page) Mathias Schons, 23 May 1793, d.29 Jul 1864/b. Rheinland, Kreis Saarburg, Ayl, Prussia (Germany)/Son of Mathias and Katharina (Tuennes)Schons m. Elisabeth Kayser, 17 Jan 1826, St. Trinitus Catholic Church, Rheinland, Kreis Saarburg, Freudenburg, Prussia (Germany) No recorded children in this family Elisabeth (Kayser) Schons was b. 01 Sep 1804, the dau. of Mathias and Margaretha (Faha) Kayser, (also spelled Kaiser). Her date of death and burial location have not been found, though records show she emigrated to USA with Mathias.


ALOYSIUS JOHN SCHULTE Aloysius John Schulte/son of Joseph and Maria Schulte/ b. 10 Sept. 1899/d. 11 Nov. 1899/from record of St. Wendel Cath. ch. ******** Aloysius Schulte birth: 10 September 1899 Centerville, Wis. death: 10 November 1899 Centerville, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: St.Wendel, Wis. residence: 1899 Centerville, Wis. father: Joseph Schulte mother: Marie Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


JOSEPH SCHULTE Joseph Schulte Is Called To Rest Following An Operation Cleveland, Wis. -- (Special) -- Joseph Schulte, 80, of St. Wendel, father of Josephine Schulte, Sheboygan Press Cleveland correspondent, passed away at 4 a.m. today at Mercy hospital, Oshkosh, from complications which followed a major operation. He was born April 8, 1860, on a farm between Cleveland and Centerville, where he lived until he retired in 1920, and moved to St. Wendel. He was married to Mary Wagner June 23, 1885. She preceded him in death May 22, 1933. Survivors are seven children, five daughters and two sons. The daughters are : Mrs. Erwin (Ella) Carey, of Reedsville; Mrs. James (Lucy) Conway, of Osman; Mrs. Leo D. (Margaret) Collette, of Los Angeles, Calif.; Sister Mary Leontius, of St. Theresa college Winona, Minn. and Josesph ? at home. Peter Schulte of Modesto ? and Dr. Theodore Schulte of ?waukee are the surviving ?. Thirteen grandchildren, a grandchild, and two sisters Theresa Martens, of Forestville and Mrs. Helen Kolbeck, Algoma, also survive him. Funeral services will be Monday at 9 a.m. at the ? and at 9:30 at the St. Wendel Catholic church. The Rev. Theodore Karsten officiating. Burial will be in St. Wendel cemetery. The body will be removed ? home Saturday afternoon ? p.m. from the Gerend ? Home in Sheboygan. Members of the Holy Name society will ? the rosary at the home ? p.m. Sunday. The Sheboygan Press, Friday, May 3, 1940, p. 2 ******** Joseph Schulte, 80, of St. Wendel, retired farmer and pioneer of Manitowoc county, died early this morning at Mercy hospital in Oshkosh where he had been a patient for two months. Mr. Schulte underwent a major operation about seven weeks ago. Funeral services will be held Monday at 9 a.m. at the home and at 9:30 at St. Wendel's Catholic church, the Rev. Theo. Kersten officiating. Burial will be in the family plot in St. Wendel cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Schulte home from Saturday afternoon until the hour of the funeral. Mr. Schulte was born on April 8, 1860 on a form between Cleveland and Centerville, and he lived there and operated the farm until his retirement in 1920 when he built a home in the village of St. Wendel and went there to live. He married Mary Wagner in 1885 and she died seven years ago this month. Survivors are five daughters, Mrs. Erwin Cary of Reedsville, Mrs. James Conway of Osman, Mrs. Leo D. Collette of Los Angeles, Calif., Miss Josephine Schulte at home and Sister Mary Leontius of the College of St. Teresa, Winona, Minn.; two sons, Peter Schulte of Modesto, Calif. And Dr. Peter Schulte of Milwaukee; two sisters, Mrs. Theresa Martens of Forestville and Mrs. Helen Kohlbeck of Algoma; 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Mr. Schulte was a member of the Holy Name society of St. Wendel's church, and the society will meet at the Schulte home at 7:30 p.m. Sunday to recite the rosary. Manitowoc Herald Times Friday, May 3, 1940


MARY SCHULTE Mrs. Schulte Is Called To Rest After An Illness Mrs. Joseph Schulte, who was formerly Miss Mary Wagner, passed away at 9:15 a.m. today at her home at St. Wendel, following a lingering illness. Mrs. Schulte, who was well known in this vicinity, was born in town Mosel, one mile south of St. Wendel, on March 24, 1862. She had always resided in the vicinity. On June 23, 1885, she was united in marriage with Joseph Schulte in town Centerville. She is survived by her husband; five daughters, Miss Josephine, at home; Mrs. L. D. Collette, of Los Angeles, California; Sister M. Leonitus of St. Theresa's College, Winona, Minnesota; Mrs. James Conway, of Osman, and Mrs. E. C. Cary, Reedsville; two sons, Dr. T. Schulte, Milwaukee; Peter, of Modesto, California, and five brothers, Nick, John, Henry, Frank and Jake Wagner, all of Cleveland, Wis., thirteen grandchildren also mourn her death. Mrs. Schulte was a faithful member of St. Wendel's church and also of the Christian Mothers' society of that parish. The funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Wedneday at the home and at 9:30 o'clock a requiem high mass will be conducted at St. Wendel church. The Rev. E.J. Schmitt will officiate and interment will be on the Schulte lot in the church cemetery. The Sheboygan Press, Monday, May 22, 1933, p. 4


MARY ANNA SCHWINN Mrs. Peter Schwinn, 80, of Route 1, Cleveland, died Wednesday afternoon at St. Nicholas Hospital, Sheboygan, following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Stoltenberg Funeral Chapel, Cleveland, and at 10 a.m. at the St. Wendel Catholic Church, in St. Wendel. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Conducting services will be Rev. Stephen Zohlen. Mrs. Schwinn, the former Anna Wolf, was born in St. Lawrence, Washington County, in 1871. She was married to Peter Schwinn in 1899. The couple settled on a farm in the town of Herman, Sheboygan County. They operated the farm until 1934 when it was taken over by a son, Edward. The elder Schwinns continued to live on the farm, however. Mr. Schwinn died in 1945. Mrs. Schwinn was a member of the St. Wendel Church and its St. Anne Society at the time of her death. Survivors include two sons, Edward on the homestead farm, and Paul of Route 1, Cleveland; four daughters, Mrs. Theodore Wagner of Newton, Mrs. Joseph Scheldt and Mrs. Raymond Gries both of Cleveland and Mrs. Edward Klein of Sheboygan; four sister, Mrs. Joseph Heintz of Hewitt, Wis., Mrs. Fred Heintz of Beloit, Mrs. Jacob Wagner of Sheboygan and Mrs. Frank Wagner of St. Wendel; and 29 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mrs. Schwinn was preceded in death by a daughter, two sons and five brothers. The body may be viewed at the funeral chapel from 7:30 p.m. Thursday until time of services. A vigil will be conducted by the St. Anne Society at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Herald Times Reporter Thursday, January 17, 1952 pg. 2-M


PETER SCHWINN Peter Schwinn Of Cleveland Is Called To Rest Cleveland -- Peter Schwinn, 73, retired farmer of route 1, Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday morning at the St. Nicholas hospital after a lingering illness. He was born on April 30, 1872, in Washington county. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Schwinn, deceased. He attended parochial school and later worked on farms in the surrounding area. He was married to Mary Wolf on Jan. 24, 1899. The couple bought a farm in Town Herman and operated it up until 1934, when it was sold to a son, Ed Schwinn. He made his home on the same farm. Survivors include his wife; six children, 28 grandchildren, two sisters and a brother. The children are: Ed on the homestead; Paul of Cleveland, Mrs. Taylor Wagner of route 1, Newton; Mrs. Joseph Scheidt, Cleveland; Mrs. Ray Gries of Cleveland, and Mrs. Ed Klein of Sheboygan. The sisters are; Miss Johanna Schwinn and Miss Agnes Schwinn and the brother is Albert Schwinn, all of Newburg. Two sons precede him in death in infancy and a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Schallue, of Manitowoc died in 1939. The deceased was a member of the St. Wendel Catholic church and the Holy Name society. He was also a member of the St. Joseph's society of Newburg. The body was taken to Nennig Funeral home in St. Wendel, where funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and at 10 o'clock at the ST. Wendel Catholic church. The Rev. Joseph Schaefer will officiate and burial will be made in the family lot at the church cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7:30 p.m. today until the time of service. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 8 p.m. on Friday. The Sheboygan Press, Thursday, December 20, 1945, p. 14


ALFRED SCHWOERER Alfred Schwoerer, 44, a native of this county, died Tuesday at his home in Sturgeon Bay, following a lingering illness. He was born in Centerville in 1905, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Schwoerer. He spent his early life in the town and later moved to Sheboygan, where he married Miss Lorraine Gabler in 1927. A month ago they moved to Sturgeon Bay. He was a member of the Eagles, the Holy Name society and the St. Peter Claver Aid society. Survivors are his wife and son Alfred Jr., of Sturgeon Bay; four brothers, Arthur and Joseph of Sheboygan, Herbert of Cleveland and Ervin of this city; sister Mrs. Al Wagner of Newton. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Kroos funeral home, Sheboygan, and at 9 o'clock at the St. Peter Claver church in that city. Burial will be in the St. Wendel cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Thursday, where there will be a vigil at 8:15 Thursday evening. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, November 30, 1949, p. 2


JOSEPH SCHWOERER Joseph Schwoerer Sr., 72, a native of St. Nazianz, died today at St. Nicholas hospital, Sheboygan. Funeral services will be held at 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the Ewald funeral home, St. Wendel, and at 9 o'clock at the St. Wendel Catholic church, the Rev. Joseph Schaefer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Schwoerer was born in St. Nazianz in 1876 and in 1903 married Miss Rosina Backhaus. They located on a Centerville farm, near Cleveland, retiring in 1937 to locate in Sheboygan. Mrs. Schwoerer died in 1948. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Alois Eager; five sons, Alfred, Arthur and Joseph Jr., of Sheboygan; Herbert on the home farm and Erwin of this city; two brothers, John of Rhine Center, Peter of Columbus, Wis., and 13 grandchildren. The body may be viewed at the funeral home after 7:30 p.m. Thursday, where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, July 20, 1949, p. 2


JOYCE ANN SCHWOERER Schwoerer Funeral Graveside rites were held Monday afternoon at the St. Wendel cemetery for Joyce Ann, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Schwoerer, of Rt. 1, Cleveland, who died at St. Nicholas Hospital, Sheboygan. The Rev. John Bruan officiated. Survivors are the parents, three sisters, Diane, Janice and Darlene and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Gerhard of St. Nazianz. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, August 25, 1953, p. 7


VIOLA R. SCHWOERER After a long decline, gracefully and bravely endured, Viola R. Schwoerer, age 96, a resident of Pine Haven Christian Home, Sheboygan Falls, died Sunday evening, Nov. 28, 2010. She was the former Viola R. Gerhard, born Dec. 16, 1913, in St. Nazianz, daughter of the late Alex and Clara (Anhalt) Gerhard. Viola attended St. Gregory Grade School and later attended Sheboygan Business College after which she was employed at the St. Nazianz Seminary Production Unit. On May 11, 1937, she married Herbert C. Schwoerer at St. Gregory Catholic Church in St. Nazianz. The couple operated the Schwoerer homestead dairy farm near Cleveland for 19 years. In 1956, they sold the farm and moved to Cleveland. Herbert preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 1978. Viola was a former member of St. Wendel's Catholic Church, Cleveland and the Christian Women's Society. In 1998, she moved to Sheboygan and became a member of Holy Name Catholic Church. In 2005, she moved to Pine Haven Christian Home in Sheboygan Falls. Viola was an avid card player and a member of many card clubs. In 1980, she began crocheting, completing well over 300 afghans, reaching many states and internationally to Japan. Mom was always steady and true with a beautiful smile, which will be missed. Dad was the love of her life and after he passed away, she recreated herself and lived a full, new life. Her family watched and learned about living a life alone and about aging gracefully. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert; one daughter, Joyce; two brothers: Arthur and Norman Gerhard; and one sister, Valeria Schramm. The funeral Mass for Viola will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, at Holy Name Catholic Church, 818 Huron Ave., Sheboygan, with the Rev. Jim Connell officiating. Burial will follow at St. Wendel's Catholic Cemetery, Cleveland. Family and friends may call at the church on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Viola's family would like to extend their thanks to the nurses and staff at Pine Haven Christian Home, Sheboygan Falls for the wonderful care she received. Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home, Kiel, is assisting the family. Online condolences at www.meiselwitzfh.com. Herald Times Reporter, Nov. 30, 2010