ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CEMETERY OBITUARIES

The following obituaries taken from the obituary book of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church were transcribed and translated from German by Robert Bjerke and can be found in their entirety at the Manitowoc Public library. The majority of the obituaries I could find stones for. The ones with no stones, I entered with the family surname as this is the church burial ground and the stones are probably gone.

DOROTHEA BARTSCH (From the Obituary Book of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Maribel: 10 February 1879...edited) (there is no stone for this entry) Dorothea Bartsch was born in 1799 in Warsaw in Poland and baptized there, and confirmed in Schottow in Schlesien. In 1829 she married Johann Bartsch. They had two children, of whom their son B. Bartsch is still living. Her husband preceded her in death in 1859. In 1855 they emigrated to America and settled here after a short stay in Cedarburg. She died Friday evening. Her age was 80 years.


HENRIETTE BARTSCH (From the Obituary Book of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Maribel: Burial on 6 September 1882...edited) Henriette Auguste Wilhelmine Bartsch born Jaeger, the wife of Ernst Bartsch, was born January 29, 1840, in Muhlendorf, Kreis Labes, Pommern. She was baptized and confirmed in Neukirchen. She came to America in 1861, and married Ernst Bartsch in January of 1862. Some time ago her health began to fail, and about three weeks ago a hemorrhage occurred, resulting in blood poisoning. With that, she grew weaker, with lung problems and a high fever, in spite of medication. At half past ten September 5, 1882, she expired. She is survived by a husband and eight children. Her age was 42 years, 7 months and 7 days.


ALBERT BECKER Albert Becker birth: 18 February 1902 Cooperstown, Wis. death: 20 February 1902 Cooperstown, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Cooperstown, Wis. residence: 1902 Cooperstown father: Henry Becker mother: Henrietta Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


AMANDA BECKER Mrs. Amanda Becker, 74, of Rt. 1, Maribel, died Monday at home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Maribel, the Rev. Armin Engel officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Becker, nee Amanda Gauger, was born June 4, 1890, in the Town of Cooperstown, daughter of Frank and Otelia Luedtke Gauger. She was married to Philip Becker Oct. 29, 1913, at Maribel and was a lifelong resident of the area. Her husband died Aug. 28, 1949. Survivors are a son, Harvey, of Maribel, two daughters, Mrs. Roland Zirbel, of Rt. 1, Maribel, and Mrs. Delores Lemke, of Morrison and 14 grandchildren. Friends may call at Knutson Funeral Home, Denmark, after 11:30 Thursday at the church until time of service. Manitowoc Herald Times Tuesday, August 4, 1964 P.10


AUGUST BECKER August Becker, 59, Cooperstown farmer, dropped dead of a heart attack shortly before noon Thursday while pitching corn into a silo on the farm of Karnopp brothers, a mile south of Maribel. Becker had joined with other farmers to assist in filling silos on the Karnopp farm. He toppled over suddenly and died before the arrival of a physician. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. from the Becker home, 2 1/2 miles southwest of Maribel, and at two o'clock from the St. Johns Evan. Lutheran church in Maribel. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Becker was born in Cooperstown in 1881 and in 1909 married Miss Sophie Bruss. They located on a farm in Kewaunee county. In 1929 they moved to a Cooperstown farm. Mrs. Becker died in 1934. Survivors are a son, Orville, of Cooperstown; four brothers, William of this city, Philip and Richard of Cooperstown, Henry of Maribel; four sisters, Mrs. Charles Rabenhorst of Cooperstonw, Mrs. Martin Roidt of Unity, Wis., Mrs. Richard Wolfersdorff of Milwaukee, Mrs. George Schuette of Genoa City, Wis.; and two grandchildren. A son, Gilroy, died in 1932. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, October 11, 1940 p.2


CARL F.W. BECKER From Der Nord Westen, 31 Oct. 1895: (From the correspondent in Rosecrans, 29 Oct.) Death of Karl Becker on 22 Oct. after a long illness. He was born in Alt Döberitz, Pomerania, where he and his wife, Wilhelmine, were married. He reached the age of 72 yrs. 3 mos. 12 days. His surviving widow is 71. The couple had 8 children, 3 of whom are deceased. The family came to America in 1853, spent a year in Washington Co., than came to Cooperstown where he worked until his death. The funeral was Thurs. at the Ev. Lutheran St. Johannes Cemetery. ******** Carl Becker birth: 10 July 1824 Germany death: 22 October 1895 Cooperstown, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Cooperstown, spouse: Minnie Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


CORA BECKER Mrs. Richard (Cora) Becker, 72, of 1369 Lawe St., Green Bay, died Wednesday at home. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Green Bay. The Rev. Arno Voigt will officiate and burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Maribel. Mrs. Becker, nee Cora Jaeger, was born May 17, 1900, at Maribel, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Herman Jaeger. Survivors include two daughters; three brothers, Walter and Albert, of Manitowoc and Alfred, of Maribel; a step-brother, George Meyer, of Manitowoc; a sister, Mrs. Hugo Jauger, of Manitowoc; a half-sister, Mrs. Lester Krueger of Mishicot; and seven grandchildren. Friends may call at Findeisen-Greiser Funeral Home, Green Bay, after 3 p.m. Friday. Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc-Two Rivers, Wis. March 1, 1973


HEINRICH BECKER Henry Becker, an aged resident of Cooperstown died at the hospital here yesterday afternoon, few hours after he had been rushed here from his home following an attack of appendicitis. The attack was a severe one and Mr. Becker could not be relieved, death occurring soon after arrival of the patient at the hospital. The body was taken back to Maribel last evening. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Wednesday, May 09, 1917, Page 3


HENRIETTE BECKER Mrs. Henry Becker, 78, nee Henrietta Dreger, died Friday afternoon at the home of her son Philip, who operates the Becker homestead one mile southeast of Maribel. She had been ill for the past month. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 1:30 from the home and at 2 o’clock from the St. John Evangelical Lutheran church, Maribel. Burial will be made in the church cemetery. Mrs. Becker was born September 15, 1859, in Colins (sic). She was married at the age of 19 to Henry Becker, who died several years ago. The couple moved to the farm in Maribel immediately after their marriage, 59 years ago. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Louis Karnopp, Unity, Mrs. Richard Wolffesdorff, Milwaukee, Mrs. George Schuette, Genoa City, and Mrs. Carl Rabenhorst, Maribel; five sons, William of Manitowoc and August, Richard, Henry and Richard of Maribel; two sisters, Mrs. Karl Krueger, Collins, and Mrs. Herman Guetschow, Brillion; two brothers, August Dreger of Collins, and Henry of Brillion; 28 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, July 24, 1937 P. 5 (Note: Birth date on tombstone and in obit are off by 1 year)


HENRY W. BECKER Henry Becker, 74, of Maribel, died Monday afternoon. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Maribel. The Rev. Armin Engel will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Becker was born Aug. 15, 1897, in the Town of Cooperstown, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Becker, Sr. He married Norma Karnopp April 30, 1922, at Maribel. He was a blacksmith for many years until his illness when he retired. Survivors include his wife; a son (private); a sister, Mrs. Theresa Wolffersdorf, of Milwaukee; and a grandson. Friends may call at Knutson Funeral Home, Denmark, after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday until 10 a.m. Thursday, and then at the church from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, May 16, 1972 P. 3


NORMA BECKER Mrs. Henry Becker, 70, of Maribel, died Monday afternoon at Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Maribel. The Rev. Armin Engel will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Becker, nee Norma Karnopp, was born May 28, 1902, in the Town of Cooperstown, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Reinhold Karnopp. She was married to Henry Becker April 28, 1922, at Maribel. He preceded her in death in May of 1972. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Friends may call at Knutson Funeral Home, Denmark, after 3 p.m. Wedneday until 10 a.m. Thursday and from 11:30 a.m. at the church until the time of service. Herald Times Reporter, Tuesday, January 23, 1973


PHILIP BECKER Philip Becker, 64, of route 1, Maribel, retired Cooperstown farmer, died suddenly Monday afternoon of a heart attack at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Elroy Lemke of Greenleaf. Mr. Becker had gone to the Lemke farm to take over while his son in law and daughter went on a motor trip. Funeral services are tentatively set for 1:30 p.m. Friday at the St. John Lutheran Church in Maribel, with burial in the church cemetery. Relatives are endeavoring to contact Mr. and Mrs. Lemke to advise them of Mr. Becker’s death. He was born in Maribel in 1885 and operated a farm in Cooperstown until retiring a few years ago. Survivors are his wife, the former Amanda Gauger; son, Harvey, of Maribel; two daughters, Mrs. Roland Zirbel of Maribel and Mrs. Lemke of Greenleaf; two brothers, William of this city and Henry of Maribel; three sisters, Mrs. Carl Rabenhorst of Maribel, Mrs. Emma Karnopp of Thorpe, Wis., and Mrs. Richard Woelffersdorf of Milwaukee; and five grandchildren. The body may be viewed at the Knutson funeral home, Denmark, after Wednesday evening, and will be moved to the church at 10 a.m. Friday to lie in state until the hour of services. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, August 30, 1949 P. 2


RICHARD BECKER Richard Becker, 58, of Green Bay, former Cooperstown farmer, died this morning in a Green Bay hospital following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday at the Findelson- Greiser funeral home in Green Bay and at 2 o’clock at the St. John Lutheran church, Maribel, with burial in the church cemetery. He was born at Maribel in 1890 and engaged in farming, moving to Green Bay a year ago. Survivors are his wife, the former Cora Jaeger; two daughters, Gertrude and Alice of Green Bay; three brothers, William of Manitowoc and Philip and Henry of Maribel; three sisters, Mrs. Carl Rabenhorst of Maribel, Mrs. Emma Karnop of Thorpe, Wis., and Mrs. Richard Wolffersdorff of Milwaukee. The body may be viewed at the Green Bay funeral home until the hour of the services. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, November 5, 1948 P. 2


SOPHIA BECKER MRS. BECKER DIES AT HOME Resident of Cooperstown To Be Buried On Wednesday After a nine months’ illness, Mrs. August Becker, 45, a resident of the town of Cooperstown her entire life, died at the family home on a farm two miles from the village of Maribel Sunday afternoon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. from the home and at 1:15 p.m. from the German Lutheran Church in Maribel. Mrs. Becker, nee Sophia Bruss, was born at Cooperstown in 1888. In 1909, she married August Becker and they took up their home on a farm near Maribel. Survivors are the husband; a son Orville, a mother, Mrs. August Bruss, and six brothers, Theodore and Herman of Denmark, Edwin and William of Kaukauna and Reinhart and Alfred of Maribel. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, March 19, 1934 P. 7 (Note: Birth year in obit doesn't match tombstone)


REINY E. BORNEMANN Reiny E. Bornemann, age 84, of 8620 Wage Road, Whitelaw, died on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 13, 2009, at his residence. Reiny was born on April 3, 1925, in the town of Morrison in Brown County, son of the late Charles and Sadie (Haelfrisch) Bornemann. He grew up and attended school in the town of Morrison. Reiny was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran serving from 1946 until 1947. On Jan. 7, 1950, he married the former Ruth B. Kempfert at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Maribel. Reiny was not only a loving husband and father but also quite a character. He owned his own service station (Bornemann's Sinclair) and soon became known as Reinhold Edward Carl Sinclair, the Great Bornemann. Reiny also worked as a carpenter at Burger Boat until his retirement on March 18, 1988. Those who knew Reiny well knew him as a fun-loving, story-telling guy. He loved to spend time with his family and friends and was an avid Packers and Brewers fan. Reiny fell asleep for his last time on Sunday afternoon doing one of his favorite things - listening to the Brewers game. Reiny's struggle is finally over and he resides in Heaven. He will be in our hearts forever. We love you Dad. He was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Maribel and Kubale-O'Connell VFW Post No. 6179 of Kellnersville. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) He was preceded in death by his parents: Charles and Sadie Bornemann; two brothers: Delbert Bornemann and Hilbert Bornemann; two sisters and brothers-in-law: Linda (Ray) Krueger and Althea (Marvin) Nighorn. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Maribel. The Rev. Daniel Cole will officiate with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Military graveside rites will be accorded by Kubale-O'Connell VFW Post No. 6179 of Kellnersville. Relatives and friends may call on Wednesday at the Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Kellnersville from 5 to 8 p.m. and again on Thursday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of services. A memorial fund has been established for the Kellnersville First Responders. Reiny's family would like to offer a special thank you to St. Mary's at Felician Village, Aurora Medical Center, and the Kellnersville First Responders for always being there the many times Reiny needed them. Herald Times Reporter, Sept. 15, 2009


AUGUST BRUSS FARMER’S SKULL FRACTURED BY FALLING TREE August Bruss, aged 62, Maribel farmer, lies at the Holy Family hospital in a critical condition, suffering from a compound fracture of the skull and three broken ribs, as result of being struck by a falling tree yesterday afternoon. Bruss’ son, a young man of twenty years, is at home with a severe gash in his scalp, as result of having been struck by the same tree. Several stitches were required to close the wound but it is thought that he suffered no other injury. Bruss and his son were cutting trees for lumber in the grove on their farm when a tree at which they were working suddenly fell. The elder Bruss was caught by the falling tree and was struck on top of the head, the blow resulting in a compound fracture of a very serious nature. The man was caught under the tree as he was felled by the blow and suffered the fracture of three ribs. The son was struck a glancing blow by the tree and although bleeding profusely from a cut in his scalp, set about the rescue of his father. The man was _____to the house and brought to this city on the train last night. He was removed to the hospital where his condition today is such that not much hope is held out for his recovery. Bruss is the father of a family of eight children, all grown up and only two of whom remain at home, the son with whom he was working and another boy of eighteen years. Manitowoc Herald News, Thursday, January 19, 1922 P. 4 ********* Maribel news: The funeral of the late August Bruss was held at the German Lutheran church Tuesday, Jan. 24, the Rev. Paul Kionks officiating. The large number of people that attended showed how well he was liked by all Manitowoc Herald News, Thursday, February 2, 1922 p.3


FLORENTINE BRUSS Christina Pulzien Pruss Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968 birth: 14 November 1836 Germany, Europe death: 4 October 1900 Cooperstown, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Cooperstown, Wis. residence: 1900 Cooperstown, Wis. spouse: Gottlib Bruss


GOTTFRIED BRUSS Gottlieb Bruss birth: 11 November 1835 Germany death: 16 July 1898 Cooperstown, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Cooperstown residence: 1898 Cooperstown father: Gottlieb Bruss mother: Marie spouse: Florentine Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


HEINRICH W. BRUSS From Der Nord Westen, 19 Oct. 1905: 34-yr. old H. Bruss died in Cooperstown Fri. from consumption. He leaves a widow and 2 children. The funeral was Monday.


HERMAN A. BRUSS WORKMEN SAVE MAN FROM DEATH SHUT OFF POWER AS MAN BORNE NEAR HOPPER H. Bruss, 54, In Hospital With Fractured Leg and Paralyzed Arm As Result, Accident Saved from being ground to death in the hopper of the pit, at the Maribel Sand and Gravel Co. at Maribel by the prompt action of his fellow workmen, who shut off the power to stop the machinery as he was being borne down the conveyor, Herman Bruss, 54, is a patient at the Holy Family hospital here today, suffering from a compound fracture of his left leg and paralysis of his right arm as a result of the accident. The accident happened at 2:30 o’clock this morning, as the regular shift at the Maribel pit which consists of about a dozen hands, were at their regular labor. Bruss was engaged with a pick in loosening the material that was sent down the runway into the loading hopper where the material is ground up before being loaded into trucks. Shouts For Help. In some manner that could not be explained either by Bruss or his companions, he was caught under a pile of material and carried along on the runway toward the hopper. In imminent danger of being swept into the hopper to what would have almost certain death and partially covered with the cavein of material Bruss shouted for help. While one of his fellow workmen shut down the machinery others ran to his aid and dug him from the pile of stone and gravel. As soon as Bruss was freed from his position he was taken to the office of Dr. May at Maribel, who after a hasty examination ordered that the injured man be removed to the hospital here at once. Examination here showed that Bruss had suffered a compound fracture of the left leg and his right arm was paralyzed and he could not use the member. Dr. May stated today that Bruss, who is single and resides on a rural route out of Maribel, would recover from his injuries unless complications set in. Manitowoc Herald News, Wednesday, August 29, 1928 Page 1 ******** (Herman Bruss at 54 yrs. old in 1928 would have been born in 1874, same as the one on the tombstone)


JOHANN BRUSS Bruss, John being an inquest into his death John Bruss died May 17 1873 as a result of a fall from a loaded wagon. Coroners jury ruled death accidental. Bruss died of a broken neck. yr. 1873; #2030; Box CF 15 FLB From the court index on this site


RAYMOND BRUSS From Der Nord Westen, 14 Apr. 1904: Death in Cooperstown Wed. last week of a small child of Hermann Bruss. The funeral was held Sat. afternoon. (Note: There is a Raymond Bruss on the co. death index v.7 p. 235 who d. Apr. 6, 1904/this corresponds with the d. date of this child./on the microfiche birth index, Raymond Bruss is b. Nov. 26, 1903..same date as Hu. E. Bruss/possibly twins or the same child?) ******** Raymond Bruss birth: 26 November 1903 Wisconsin death: 6 April 1904 Cooperstown, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin residence: 1904 Cooperstown, Wis. father: Herman Bruss mother: Emma Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


ROSELLA BRUSS Mrs. Rosella Bruss, 72, Maribel died Wednesday at the Holy Family hospital. She had been seriously ill for five weeks. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. from the home and at two o’clock from the St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran church, Maribel. Burial will be in the cemetery at Maribel. Mrs. Bruss, nee Rosella Luedtke, was born on a farm in Cooperstown in 1866 and was married to August Bruss in 1884. They located on the homestead farm just west of Maribel. Mr. Bruss died in 1922. Survivors are six sons, Alfred and Rhinehart, Cooperstown, Herman and Theodore, Denmark, William, Kaukauna and Edwin, Green Bay; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Luedtke and Mrs. Frank Gauger, both of Maribel, and 17 grandchildren. The body is at the Knutson funeral home, Denmark, and will be moved to the home at Maribel Friday afternoon. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, August 4, 1938 P. 2


THERESA BUTH Mrs. William Buth, 70, died at the family home at Maribel in the town of Cooperstown Saturday afternoon after a long illnes (sic). Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. from the Knutsen Funeral Home at Denmark and at 2 o'clock at St. John's Lutheran church at Maribel, the Rev. Gerhard Struck officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Buth was born Theresa Buss in the town of Cooperstown on February 21st., 1871. She was a resident of that town all her life. In June, 1895, she was married to William Buth. He survives, along with one son, Louis Buth of Maribel; three grandchildren; and four sisters, Mrs. Carl Radtke of Maribel, Mrs. Otto Wagner of Greenleaf, Mrs. Helen Oestreich of Manitowoc, and Mrs. Fern Lawrence of Morrison Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, March 17, 1941 P.2


WILHELM F.A. BUTH From Der Nord Westen, 11 July 1895: A terrible accident took place Mon. in Cooperstown. Carl Knuth whose barn had been destroyed by fire last Fall, as we reported, began to build a new barn and his friends and neighbors have been helping him. On Mon. morning they wanted to raise the center beam of the roof. Mr. Krueger, Wilhelm Buth, Gustav Schley, and Emil Krolow climbed up and started work. Unfortunately, a weak board with a large knothole was positioned and broke. The 4 mentioned men fell about 12 ft. to the ground. Wilhelm Buth was struck so hard on the head that his skull was fractured and the brain exposed. He died before help could be given. Gustav Schley broke an arm and suffered a head wound, as well as requiring the removal of a splinter from his back. Emil Krolow suffered a broken leg and Krueger a broken arm. The deceased, Wilhelm Buth who leaves a widow and 3 children, was carried to his home where his wife was so overcome that there was concern for her well-being. The deceased was buried yesterday among a large following of mourners. The injured men are doing well. ************ FELL OFF A SCAFFOLDING. One Man Killed and Three Others Injured Near Manitowoc. Manitowoc, Wis., July 9.---{special.}---While shingling the roof of a new barn on the farm of Carl Knuth in the town of Cooperstown, yesterday, the scaffolding gave away, precipitating the workmen to the ground, twenty feet below. William Buth, an aged farmer, struck his head on a sharp stone and was instantly killed. His son-in-law, Gus Schley, had his back injured and will probably die. Two others received serious injuries. Centralia Enterprise and Tribune, Centralia, WI 13 Jul 1895 ******** William Buth birth: 1844 Germany death: 8 July 1895 Cooperstown, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


ELAINE JOYCE DUESCHER Elaine Joyce (Lawrenz) Duescher, age 80, Maribel, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007, at a local hospital. She was born on Jan. 15, 1927, in Rio Creek, daughter to the late August and Martha (Schmiling) Lawrenz. Elaine married August Duescher on Sept. 20, 1947, in Rankin. Together they farmed all their lives on the family farm. She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Maribel, and was a charter member of the Ladies Aid Society. She loved helping her grandchildren with homework, and making them caramel and cream cheese bars, and also enjoyed gardening, flowers, her cats and animals, and going for Sunday drives. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Elaine was preceded in death by her parents: August and Martha Lawrenz; father and mother-in-law: August and Emma Duescher; brother and sister-in-law: Everett and Pearl Lawrenz; two brothers-in-law: Dayton Ihlenfeldt and G. Waldmor Degner; nephew: David Degner; great-niece; Amber Rose Gruetzmacher. Family and friends may call on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007, (TODAY), from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Knutson-Cotter Funeral Home, 536 County R, Denmark. Visitation will continue on Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Maribel. Funeral services will be held at noon on Wednesday at the church, with the Rev. Mark Walters officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at cotterfuneralhome.com. The family extends a special thank you to the Intensive Care Unit and Two South staff at Bellin Hospital, and to Roger Wegner for helping with all of Elaine's trips to dialysis, doctor's office visits, and family outings. Herald Times Reporter, Oct. 9, 2007


ANNA ENGELBRECHT Mrs. Philip Engelbrecht, 80, formerly of 1808 Clark St., Manitowoc, died Sunday evening at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Kieth Haag will officiate and burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Maribel. Mrs. Engelbrecht, nee Anna Bubolz, was born April 17, 1891, in the Town of Maple Grove, Manitowoc County, daughter of the late John and Emilia Fisher Bubolz. She was married to Philip Engelbrecht April 13, 1909, at Reedsville. The couple farmed at Rt. 1, Maribel. Her husband preceded her in death Sept. 10, 1955. She moved to Manitowoc in 1957. Survivors include a son, Elmer, of Rt. 1, Cato; a daughter, Mrs. Henry (Gertrude) Krueger, of Manitowoc; two brothers, Fred and William of Reedsville; seven grand- children and 18 great grandchildren. A daughter, two sisters and two brothers preceded her in death. Friends may call at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc, after 3 p.m. Tuesday until noon Wednesday and then at the church until the time of services. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. March 8, 1971


EDWIN J. FR. ENGELBRECHT Name: Engelbrecht, Edwin J. F. D.: 10/4/1878 B.: Reg. D.: 12/21/1878 Sex: M/W Age at Death: 5 Mo. 23 Da. B.P.: Coop. Mtw. Co. D.P.: Coop. Cem.: Coop. Ch.: Inf. & Address: Rev. A. W. Keibel Spouse: F.: Friedk. Engelbrecht M.: Bertha Buss Cause of Death: Cramps Pg. #: 271 **************** (From the Obituary Book of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Maribel: 2 October 1878 Edwin J. Fr. Engelbrecht, age 5 months, 23 days./ son of Friedr. Engelbrecht and Bertha Buss/cause: cramps)


JULIANA ENGELBRECHT Mrs. William Engelbrecht, 57, a native of Manitowoc county, died Wednesday evening at her home in the town of Cooperstown after a lingering illness. Nee Julia Guse, she was born in the township on Feb. 20, 1888, and was united in marriage with William Engelbrecht in 1906. Survivors are the husband; a son, Walter, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Emil Oelmann and Mrs. Hilmer Radue, both of Maribel, and Mrs. Herbert Doell of Luxemburg; four sisters, Mrs. Alex Schwahn, Wayside; Mrs. William Stever, Morrison; Mrs. William J. Bubolz, Reedsville, and Mrs. Robert Staver, Maribel. Eight grandchildren also are numbered among the survivors. The body will be removed to the Engelbrecht residence from the Knutson funeral home in Denmark Friday afternoon. After 1 o’clock rites at the home, Saturday afternoon funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Paul Gieschen in St. John’s Lutheran church at Maribel at 1:30 o’clock. Burial will be made in the church cemetery. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, January 10, 1946 P. 2


PHILIP ENGELBRECHT Phillip Engelbrecht(sic), 71, farmer and lifelong Manitowoc County resident, died Saturday afternoon after a long illness at his home on Rt. 1, Maribel. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the St. John Lutheran Church, Maribel, the Rev. R. G. Koch officiating, with burial in the adjoining church cemetery. Born Aug., 31, 1884, in the Town of Cooperstown, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Engelbrecht, he married the former Anna Bubolz on April 13, 1909. She survives along with a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Karnopp of Manitowoc; a son, Elmer of Cato; three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Habeck of Manitowoc, Mrs. Ida Schmoock of Two Rivers, and Mrs. Emily Nicholhaus of Reedsville; and seven grandchildren. A daughter preceded him in death. Friends may call at the Knutson Funeral Home, Denmark, until 10 a.m. Tuesday when the casket will be moved to the church where the body will lie in state until the hour of service. Manitowoc Herald Times, September 12, 1955 P. 15


WILHELM ENGELBRECHT (d. 1915) WM. ENGELBRECHT, BROTHER OF SHERIFF DIES SUDDENLY PIONEER RESIDENT OF COOPERSTOWN DIES FROM HEART ATTACK AT HIS HOME, TO BE BURIED SUNDAY William Engelbrecht, a pioneer resident of Cooperstown, and a brother of Sheriff John Engelbrecht of this city, died suddenly at his home Thursday evening from an attack of heart failure. The funeral will be held at Cooperstown Sunday and will be attended by many from this city. Notwithstanding that Mr. Engelbrecht had reached the advanced age of 77 years, he had been in excellent health up to a few hours previous to his death and had been active and the news of his sudden demise was a shock to relatives and friends here. Mr. Engelbrecht had resided at Cooperstown for half a century and was one of the well known pioneers of the county. For years he was engaged in farming and had retired because of advancing age. His wife died some years ago, and he had made his home with his children of whom several survive. Mr. Engelbrecht was well known in this city and in the campaign last fall when his brother was elected sheriff, he had insisted upon taking an active part in the organization work. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Saturday, September 18, 1915, Page 1


WILHELM ENGELBRECHT (d. 1955) William Engelbrecht, 77, died Friday afternoon at the homestead farm at Rt. 1, Maribel, now operated by his son Walter. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the St. John Lutheran Church, Maribel, the Rev. R. G. Koch officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Engelbrecht was born May 20, 1878, on the homestead farm. On Nov. 7, 1906, he married the former Julia Guse, who preceded him in death on Jan. 9, 1946. Survivors include a son Walter, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Olga Ollmann and Mrs. Hilmer Radue of Maribel and Mrs. Herbert Doell of Luxemburg; a brother, Philip of Maribel; three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Habeck of Manitowoc, Mrs. Ida Schmoock of Two Rivers and Mrs. Emily Nicholas of Reedsville; 11 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Friends may call at the Knutson Funeral Home, Denmark, after noon Sunday until 9 a.m. Monday when the body will be moved to the church to lie in state until the time of service. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, July 2, 1955 P. 13


FRANK FEIL Frank Feil, 37, Maribel business man, died Saturday afternoon at a Green Bay hospital following surgery. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the St. John Lutheran Church of Maribel, the Rev. R. G. Koch officiating, and burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Born March 30, 1915, in Cologne, Germany, Mr. Feil came to the United States at the age of 10 with his parents, who settled in Manitowoc County. He married Linda Jaeger in 1940 and the couple moved to Maribel. Survivors include his wife, a son, (private); his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Bertler of Manitowoc; a brother, Rudolph Feil of Baltimore, Md.,; and a sister, Mrs. Ludwig Schutz of Rockford, Ill. Friends may call at the Knutson Funeral Home, Denmark, Monday evening until Tuesday morning when the body will be removed to the Maribel church. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, October 20, 1952 P. 12


JOHANN FISCHER (From the Obituary Book of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Maribel: 3 January 1891, Saturday...edited) Johann Fischer became ill with "grippe" at Christmas time, and died on New Year’s Eve. He was born May 19, 1819, in Gross Fredenbeck, Hannover, and baptized there, and confirmed in the Lutheran church at Wulsum in 1834. He emigrated to America in 1858. He was 71 years, 7 months, 12 days.


ANNA FRENZ Anna Franz birth: 23 February 1898 Cooperstown, Wis. death: 9 September 1899 Cooperstown, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Cooperstown, Wis. residence: 1899 Cooperstown, Wis. father: Charles Franz mother: Gusta Harpt Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


AUGUSTE FRENZ Mrs. Carl Frenz, 78, nee Harpt, of Maribel, died Saturday evening. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Frenz home and later at the St. John Lutheran church in Maribel. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Mrs. Frenz was born in Germany in 1866 and accompanied her parents to Gibson, this county. She was married to Carl Frenz in 1887 and they located on a farm. Twenty-eight years ago, they moved to Maribel. Mr. Frenz died two years ago. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Herman Radue of Maribel, Mrs. Herman Dreier of Kewaunee; three brothers, Emil Harpt of Mishicot, Ernest and Fred of Marinette; and a sister, Mrs. Herman Riemer of Mishicot. Manitowoc Herald Times, September 5, 1944 P. 2


CARL FRENZ Carl Frenz, 83, retired farmer, died Saturday at his home in Maribel, following a heart attack. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon from the Frenz home and later from the German Lutheran church in Maribel, the Rev. Gerhard Struck officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Frenz was born in Germany in 1859 and in 1873 came to this country. In 1887, he married Miss Auguste Harpe, and they located on a farm in Cooperstown. In 1916 they retired and moved into Maribel. Survivors are the widow and two daughters, Mrs. Herman Radue of Maribel, and Mrs. Herman Dreier of Kewaunee. The body may be viewed at the Frenz home from Tuesday afternoon until the hour of services. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, March 30, 1942 P. 2


FRIEDRICKA FRENZ (From the Obituary Book of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Maribel: Burial on 2 October 1889...edited) Friederike Frenz born Schultz passed away Monday night, September 30. She was born February 18, 1818, in Raddak near Cammin, and baptized and confirmed the same place. In 1837 she married Johann Frenz, and this union produced eleven children, with eight still living. Her husband died in 1871, after which she emigrated with her children to America the following year, settling here and joined our congregation. A few months ago she became sick with dropsy, and had to lie in a sitting position to make breathing easier. Death came quickly and painlessly. She was 71 years, 7 months, and 12 days. May she rest in peace.


HEINRICH C. FRENZ Henry Franz birth: 23 February 1898 Cooperstown death: 13 April 1898 Cooperstown, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin residence: 1898 Cooperstown, Wis. father: Charley Franz mother: Augusty Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


ELLA GAEDTKE VANDERKINTER Mrs. William Vanderkinter, 67, of Rt. 1, Maribel, died at her home Saturday morning following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Denmark, the Rev. J. H. Thomsen officiating. Burial will be at St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Maribel. Mrs. Vanderkinter was born Ella Krueger March 7, 1889, in the town of Cooperstown. On July 7, 1907, she was married to Herman Gaedtke who preceded her in death in 1919. On Dec. 7, 1921, she was married to William Vandekinter. Survivors include the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Herbert Pautz, of Manitowoc; two sons, Reinhardt Gaedtke of Manitowoc and Paul Gaedtke on the home farm; a stepson, Edward Vanderkinter of Mishicot; 18 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Friends may call at the Knutson funeral home, Denmark, from noon Sunday until Tuesday morning, when the body will be moved to the church to lie in state until the time of services. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, March 17, 1956 P. 8


AUGUST GAUGER BURIED FROM THE CHURCH WHICH HE HELPED TO FOUND August Gauger, Buried at Cooperstown Yesterday, Was Last of Founders of Lutheran Church at that Place Last surviving member of the little band of pioneer settlers who a half century ago founded the Lutheran church at Cooperstown, August Gauger, early day resident of the county, was yesterday buried from the church which he helped to establish and the funeral was one of the largest known in that section in years, more than 80 automobiles being in the funeral cortege, in addition to other vehicles. Rev. Klonka officiated at the services. Mr. Gauger’s death was sudden and unexpected, being due to heart failure. It had been his good fortune to enjoy robust health and despite the fact that he was nearly 81 years of age at death, he had never known an ill day in his life and had never been required to have the services of a physician. Up to the very moment of his death he appeared in his usual health. Seven children survive Mr. Gauger, whose wife died two years ago. They are Henry and Mrs. Heise, Cooperstown; August, Kossuth; Mrs. F. Radey; Mrs. Henrichs, Morrison and Mrs. Heim of De Pere. Mr. Gauger was one of the best known men of his section and served a number of terms as chairman of the town of Cooperstown. He was a veteran of the Civil war, having served with the 11th Wisconsin infantry. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Saturday, June 30, 1917, Page 1 ******** An old war veteran, Mr. Gauger, died Monday, the funeral to be held Friday afternoon. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Thursday, June 28, 1917, Page 4


CHARLOTTE S. GAUGER (From the Obituary Book of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Maribel: 20 June 1888...edited) Charlotte Sophia Gauger born Sturm died Thursday afternoon. She was born March 21, 1830, in Gutzlaffshagen in Pommern, and baptized and confirmed the same place. She immigrated with her parents in 1851, and married Karl Gauger the following year in Freistadt, subsequently moving here and joined the congregation. They had five children, all still living. In the last few years, she has frequently suffered with violent convulsive fits, and a few months ago, circumstances prompted her and her husband to move to Kewaunee county. In spite of medical attention, her health deteriorated and they returned. The doctor's report indicated that gangrene had set in with the abdominal inflammation, resulting in her death. She was 58 years, 2 months, 29 days. May she rest in peace.


ELLA GAUGER Mrs. John Gauger, 56, resident of the village of Maribel, died at her home shortly after noon Saturday. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at St. John Lutheran Church at Maribel, Rev. R. G. Koch officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. She was born Dec. 2, 1899, in the Town of Montpelier, Kewaunee County, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William F. Mueller. She was married to John Gauger, June 24, 1923. They operated a farm near Maribel until eight years ago when they moved into the village. Survivors are her husband; five brothers, Albert C., Arthur and Gustave of the Town of Montpelier; Ottmer of the town of Casco and Orin? of _____(not readable), Wis.; four sisters, Mrs. Bertha Henke of Milwaukee, Mrs. Martha Reckelberg of the town of Montpelier, Mrs. Clara ______ (not readable)____________ Mrs. Mathilda Ihlenfeldt of Town of Carlton, brother, Arnold, preceded her in death. Friends may call at the Knutson Funeral Home, Denmark, until 9:30 a.m. Tuesday when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state until the time of service. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, September 10, 1956 P. 17


ELSIE GAUGER MARIBEL GIRL DEAD AT HOSPITAL IN MILWAUKEE Messages received last evening announced the death of Miss Elsa Gauger, a Maribel girl, at St. Joseph’s hospital at Milwaukee, following an operation which she underwent there for goiter of the heart. Miss Gauger had been receiving treatment at Milwaukee and an operation was deemed necessary but proved fatal. Decedent was 25 years of age and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gauger of Maribel. A brother, Henry Gauger is employed by the O.Torrison company of this city. The body will be brought here this afternoon and will be taken to Maribel for burial. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Friday, May 18, 1917, Page 5 ********* The funeral of the late Miss Elsa Gauger of Maribel will be held there Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Miss Gauger died at Milwaukee following an operation for goiter and the body was brought here and taken to Maribel yesterday. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Saturday, May 19, 1917, Page 5 ********* Mrs. Henry Goedke and daughter Mrs. Arthur Scherer are at Maribel to attend the funeral of Miss Elsa Gauger. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Monday, May 21, 1917, Page 3 ********** MARIBEL GIRL WAS TO HAVE BEEN BRIDE IN JUNE Death Forestalled Cupid in Claiming Elsa Gauger of That Place Death forestalled Cupid in claiming Miss Elsa Gauger, the Maribel girl whose death occurred at Milwaukee and whose body was brought to Maribel for burial this week. Miss Gauger was to have been a bride in June, plans for her marriage to John Gauger of Milwaukee, being in preparation when she entered the hospital for what was thought to be a minor operation for goiter. The operation however proved fatal. Mr. Gauger accompanied the body here from Milwaukee to attend the burial, and returned to his home yesterday. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Wednesday, May 23, 1917, Page 1 ********* Mr. and Mrs. Julius Gauger and Mrs. William Gauger of Milwaukee who attended the funeral of Miss Elsa Gauger at Maribel have returned to their home. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Wednesday, May 23, 1917, Page 3


EMILIE GAUGER (d. 1924) HOLD FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MARIBEL WOMAN Funeral services were held yesterday from the German Lutheran church at Maribel for Mrs. Henry Gauger, 38, who died at her home early Saturday morning after a lingering illness. Mrs. Gauger had just returned from Milwaukee where she had consulted several specialists and upon her return home on Friday was taken seriously ill, death coming early Saturday morning. Decedant was born at Luxemburg in Kewaunee county where she made her home up until the time of her marriage in 1906 to Henry Gauger. The couple then moved to their present home near Maribel. Besides her husband, she is survived by three children, one daughter, Erna 16, and two sons, Arnold and Wilfred 4. Her aged parents residing at Luxemburg together with one brother and a brother and sister at Milwaukee also survive. Manitowoc Herald News, Tuesday, March 4, 1924 P. 5


EMMA A.R. GAUGER From Der Nord Westen, 23 Nov. 1893: Death on Sat. last week of Emma Gauger, of bronchitis, in Rosecrans, Town Cooperstown. The 9 yr. old girl was the daughter of Mr. Franz Gauger and was buried Mon. in the St. Johannes Cemetery of Cooperstown.


FRANZ GAUGER PIONEER OF MARIBEL DIES EARLY TODAY Frank Gauger, town of Cooperstown resident who has made his home on the same farm on Maribel, Route 2, 75 of his 76 years, died at 5:30 o’clock this morning. Born near Cedarburg, Wisconsin on December 4, 1855, Mr. Gauger moved with his parents to a farm near Maribel when one year of age and made his home there continuously since that time. He conducted the active management of the farm until 1923 when he turned it over to a son, John. Besides his widow, he is survived by six children, John at the family homestead; William Gauger and Mrs. Philip Becker, Maribel; Mrs. William Gritmacher, Luxemburg; Henry Gauger and Mrs. Ed. Hardrath, Manitowoc; two brothers, John of Maribel, and Carl of Kewaunee; and 15 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the house and at 1:30 o’clock from the St. John Lutheran Church at Maribel, the Rev. Paul Klonka officiating. Interment will take place at the church cemetery. Manitowoc Herald News, Friday, December 11, 1931 P. 1


HEINRICH GAUGER Henry Gauger, 83, of Rt. 1, Maribel, died Thursday after a lingering illness at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. He was the last surviving member of a family of 16. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. John Lutheran Church, Maribel, the Rev. Armin Engel officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Gauger was born Sept. 19, 1881, in the Town of Cooperstown, son of the late August and Louisa Gauger. He farmed on the homestead farm until 1955. He married Emelia Retzlaff in 1905 at Luxemburg and she died Feb. 23, 1924. In 1926, he married Ida Steinke of Luxemburg. She died in 1928. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Gustave (Erna) Laabs, of Rt. 4, Manitowoc, two sons, Wilfred of Rt. 4, Manitowoc, and Arnold of Rt. 3, Denmark, eight grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Friends may call at Knutson Funeral Home, Denmark, after 7 p.m. Saturday, and after 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the church. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, January 15, 1965 P. 5


IDA GAUGER (d. 1928) Cooperstown news: Mrs. Henry Gauger died April 16 and was buried Friday afternoon from the German Lutheran church at Maribel, age forty-six years and six months. Mrs. Gauger’s maiden name was Miss Ida Steinke. She was born in Montpelier. She is survived by one step daughter, Mrs. Gust Loabes of Manitowoc, two step sons at home Willard and Arnold, six brothers Emil and August of Montpelier, William of Sturgeon Bay, Fred of Green Bay, Gust of Fond du Lac and John, two sisters Mrs. Ben Bauch of North Milwaukee and Mary. Mrs. Gauger was married a year and a half. Manitowoc Herald News, Tuesday, April 24, 1928 Page 10


JOHN GAUGER (d. 1939) John Gauger, Sr.,(photo) retired Cooperstown farmer, died Monday night at the Holy Family hospital where he had been a patient since Friday. He had been seriously ill two weeks. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon from the homestead, now operated by his son Walter, and later from the St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran church, Maribel. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Gauger was born in the county in 1856 and married Miss Rose Krueger. They located on a farm near the village of Maribel. Mrs. Gauger died 12 years ago. In February, 1937, Mr. Gauger was honored by his children, relatives and friends who gathered at the home near Maribel to celebrate the elder Gauger’s 80th birthday. Survivors are four sons, Louis, Walter, Hugo and Emil, all living near Maribel; four daughters, Mrs. Louis Bloedorn, Reedsville, Mrs. Louis Habeck, Maribel, Mrs. Frank Luebke and Mrs. Oscar Luebke, both of Two Rivers; brother, Carl, Kewaunee; 20 grandchildren and seven great-grand- children. The body will be taken to the Gauger home Wednesday morning. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, January 24, 1939 P. 5 (Note: Birth year on tombstone and in obit. off by 1 year)


LOUIS GAUGER Louis Gauger, 74, lifelong Town of Cooperstown resident, died unexpectedly of a heart attack Saturday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Wilbert Schley, of Rt. 1, Maribel, where he had resided the past three years. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. John Lutheran Church, Maribel. The Rev. R. G. Koch will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Gauger was born Feb. 14, 1882, and always farmed in the Town of Cooperstown with the exception of five years when he resided in the village of Maribel. On July 5, 1906, he married the former Minnie Kohn, who died June 29, 1953. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Wilbert Schley, of Rt. 1, Maribel; three brothers, Emil of Two Rivers, Hugo of Manitowoc and Walter of the Town of Cooperstown; a sister, Mrs. Martha Habeck of the Town of Cooperstown; and three grandchildren. Friends may call at the Knutson Funeral Home, Denmark. The casket will be moved to the church at 10 a.m. Tuesday where the body will lie in state until the hour of service. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, April 16, 1956 P. 15


LOUISA GAUGER Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hardrath, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Guse, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Frank Guse, Jr., and William Hermann were at Maribel yesterday to attend the funeral of the late [Mrs.] August Gauger, who died last Monday at the age of 74 years. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Thursday, June 03, 1915, Page 3 ********* Cooperstown news: The funeral of Mrs. August Gauger took place Wednesday. She was buried from the Lutheran church in the adjoining cemetery at Maribel. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Saturday, June 12, 1915, Page 5


OTTILIE GAUGER Mrs. Frank Gauger, nee Ottilia Luedtke, died on her 79th birthday Tuesday, at the family home in Maribel. She will be buried Saturday from the German Lutheran church at Maribel in which she was baptized, confirmed and married. Services will be held at 1 o’clock at the home and at 1:30 at the church, the Rev. Gerhard Struck officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Gauger was born in the town of Cooperstown on Jan. 30, 1861, and lived there all her life. She was married to Mr. Gauger on June 16, 1879. Mr. Gauger died eight years ago. Mrs. Gauger was the mother of 10 children, four of whom survive her. They are Mrs. Philip Becker of Maribel, John at home, Henry of Manitowoc and William of Maribel. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren, three great grandchildren and one sister, Miss Minnie Luedtke of Maribel. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, January 31, 1940 P. 2


ROSE GAUGER Melnik-Brockville news: Mrs. John Gauger, age 67 years, of this place, died at the home Monday night of complication of diseases, weak heart and gall stones. The funeral was held from the home and from the Lutheran church at Maribel last Thursday at 1 p.m. with burial at the adjoining cemetery. Mrs. Gauger, nee Rose Krueger, was born February 17, 1860, on the Krueger homestead near here and has always made her home in this vicinity. She was united in marriage to John Gauger Oct. 24?, 1879, and to this union eight children were born, who, with the husband, survive her. The correspondent joins their many friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved family. Manitowoc Herald News, Wednesday, May 25, 1927 P. 11


VIOLA B. GAUGER Mrs. Robert (Vi) Gauger, age 81, of 1900 Kellner St., Manitowoc, died peacefully on Tuesday afternoon, June 22, 2010, at her home surrounded by her family. Viola was born on Nov. 10, 1928, in the town of Kossuth, daughter of the late Emil and Helen (Petska) Schultz. She graduated with the class of 1946 from Mishicot High School and was employed in the office of Mirro Aluminum until her marriage. She married Robert Gauger at Rockwood Lutheran Church on Sept. 4, 1949. They farmed the Gauger homestead until 1973. After retiring from farming, she was employed for Manitowoc County UW-Extension as the dairy and agricultural secretary until her retirement in 1994. She was a charter member of St. John's Lutheran Ladies Aid in Maribel; an active 4-H leader as her children were growing; and a member of Manitowoc Farm Bureau Women's Committee. She presently was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church and Ladies of Immanuel. Vi enjoyed traveling to family events in Idaho and Colorado, playing cards and games with family and friends, and doing her daily crossword puzzle. She was a volunteer at Repeat Performance. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) She was preceded in death by her parents; one infant daughter: Jane; one brother: Lt. Raymond Schultz; one sister: Ruth Ann Mercer; one sister-in-law: Corinne Schultz. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 26, 2010, at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 916 Pine Street, Manitowoc. The Rev. Nicholas Maglietto will officiate with burial to follow at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Maribel. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. The Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Manitowoc is serving the Gauger family. Memorials may be made to Manitowoc Lutheran High School, Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church or The American Cancer Society. Vi was a remarkable woman, wife and daughter-in-law, mother and grandmother. Her faith and trust in the Lord was evident by the love and support she showed for her family. Vi's family would like to thank Holy Family Hospice for their kind and compassionate care. Herald Times Reporter, June 24, 2010


WILHELMINE GAUGER Mrs. Louis Gauger, 64, of Rt. 1, Maribel, died Monday evening at her home of a heart attack. She had a heart ailment for the past three years. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the St. John Lutheran Church at Maribel with the Rev. R.G. Koch officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Gauger, the former Wilehlmina Cohn, was born Nov. 4, 1888, the daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. August Cohn. She was married on July 5, 1906, and the couple always lived at Maribel. Survivors are her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Wilbert Schley of Maribel; one sister, Mrs. Albert Kasten, Rt. 1, Maribel; and three grandchildren. The body is at the Knutson Funeral Home in Denmark where friends may call from Wednesday noon until Thursday morning when the casket will be removed to the church. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, June 30, 1953 P. 21


WILLIAM GAUGER (d. 1958) William F. Gauger, 78, a lifelong resident of the Town of Cooperstown, died Thursday evening at his home following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be at 1:15 p.m. Monday at Knutson Funeral Home, Denmark, and at 2 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, Denmark, the Rev. R. G. Koch officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Gauger was born April 3, 1880, in the Town of Cooperstown, son of the late Frank and Otelia Luedtke Gauger. He married Alvina Uteck Nov. 21, 1907, and farmed in the town of Cooperstown until his retirement in 1940. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Leo Luebke and Mrs. Ervin Wendt of Rt. 1, Maribel; two brothers, Henry of Manitowoc and John of Maribel; a sister, Mrs. Amanda Becker of Maribel; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, August 15, 1958 P. 11


DOROTHEA L. GIESE (From the Obituary Book of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Maribel: 20 April 1885...edited) Dorothea Luise Giese born Richter passed away Thursday the 16th. She was born December 17, 1819, in Germany, and baptized on January 9, 1820. In 1851 she wedded August Giese and emigrated to America in 1857. She had remarked she wasn't feeling well around noon, and in the late afternoon, her husband found her dead, kneeling by her bed, her hands folded. She is survived by her husband, a son and a daughter. Five children preceded her in death. She was 65 years, 4 months of age. May her body rest in peace.


CARL GROLER From the Obituary Book of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Maribel: Carl Groler...edited Carl Groler died December 12, 1875 at about five o’clock in the afternoon. He was born January 11, 1800, in Krussin in Pommern, and was baptized and confirmed in Stargard in Pommern. In Dauttsval, he married Friedrike born Uecker, and in 1862 they emigrated to America. They were blessed with children, all of whom are still living. His wife preceded him in death in 1862. He was 75 years, 11 months, and 1 day.


ERNESTINE GUSE From Der Nord Westen, 11 July 1901: Death Sun., 07 July, in Greenstreet in Town Cooperstown of Mrs. Ernestine Guse of old age debility. The deceased was born in Doro, Brandenburg on 24 Mar. 1823 and came to America in 1855 with her husband, who preceded her in death in 1895. The couple settled in Town Cooperstown where they lived until their deaths. 6 of their 13 children survive her - Wilhelm, Frank, Hermann, and Julius Guse, and a daughter Mrs. Horstmann. (The article says there are 6 surviving children but only names 5). In addition she is survived by 23 grandchildren and one great- grandchild. The funeral of Mrs. Guse took place Tues. afternoon in Greenstreet. Pastor Sieker conducted the service. The number of vehicles in the funeral procession was exceptional.


JOHANN F. GUSE From Der Nord Westen, 19 Sept. 1895: Death in Cooperstown on Sun. last week, 08 Sept., of Mr. Johann Guse. He was born 11 Nov. 1829 in Retzenhagen, Pomerania. He married Ernestine Wegner in 1841, a marriage that produced 13 children, of whom 7 are deceased; 4 sons and 2 daughters, all grown, survive him. In 1857 the deceased came to America, settling in Town Cooperstown where he was self-employed as a blacksmith and farmer. The funeral took place 11 Sept., conducted by Pastor Sieker. ******** John Juse Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968 birth: 11 November 1820 Germany death: 8 September 1895 Cooperstown, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Cooperstown, Wis. spouse: Wilhalmina


JULIUS GUSE Julius Guse, retired Maribel farmer and lifelong resident of the county, died last night in a Green Bay Hospital, where he submitted to an operation a few days ago. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. from the homestead, now operated by his son-in-law, Robert Staver and at 1:30 from the St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran church in Maribel. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Guse was born in Cooperstown in 1862 and in 1887 married Miss Emily Stack. They located on a farm near Maribel. Mrs. Guse died in 1916 and 10 years later Mr. Guse retired. Survivors are five daughters, Mrs. William Engelbrecht, Mrs. Robert Staver, of Maribel, Mrs. Alex Schwan, of Wayside, Mrs. William Staver of Morrison, Mrs. William Bubolz of Reedsville; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The body will lie in state at the Knutsen funeral home at Denmark until Friday evening, when it will be removed to the homestead where it can be viewed until the time of services. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, September 30, 1942 P.2


BERTHA HABECK From Der Nord Westen, 22 Apr. 1897: Death last week in Cooperstown of Miss Bertha Habeck, 18 yr. old daughter of Carl Habeck. Burial was Fri. at the St. Johannes Cemetery in Cooperstown.


CARL J. HABECK (d. 1953) Carl Habeck of 1817 New York Ave., Manitowoc, retired Manitowoc County farmer, died Thursday evening at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, after a short illness. He was 86. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First German Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Rev. L. H. Koeninger officiating. Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Maribel. Habeck was born Nov. 15, 1866 in the town of Cooperstown, and on Feb. 26, 1892, married the former Minnie Engelbrecht. They operated a farm at Maribel until 14 years ago when Habeck retired. The couple then moved to Manitowoc. Habeck is survived by his wife; a son Arthur of Manitowoc; four daughters, Mrs. Henry Buboltz of Reedsville, Mrs. Henry Pfingsten of Denmark, Mrs. Oscar Raduenz of Green Bay and Mrs. Albert Jaeger of Manitowoc; and eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Friends may call at the Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc, after 2 p.m. Saturday until noon Sunday when the body will be moved to the church to lie in state until the hour of services. The casket will be open at the grave side. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, August 14, 1953 P. 17


EDNA HABECK Mrs. Henry Habeck, 76, of Maribel, died early Tuesday morning at Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Maribel. The Rev. Armin Engel will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Habeck, nee Edna VanderKinter, was born Jan. 30, 1897, in the Town of New Denmark, daughter of the late Frank and Wilhelmina Fager VanderKinter. She was married to Henry Habeck Oct 12, 1921, in the Town of New Denmark. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Three brothers and a sister preceded her in death. Friends may call at Knutson Funeral, Denmark, after 3 p.m. Thursday until 10 a.m. Friday and from 11 a.m at the church until the time of service. Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc-Two Rivers, Wis. April 25, 1973


FRIEDRICH A.W. HABECK (From the Obituary Book of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Maribel: Burial on 18 January 1889...edited) Friedrich August Wilhelm Habeck passed away on Wednesday, January 16, at nine o clock in the morning. He was born September 2, 1828, in Tonnebuhr, Germany, and baptized there on the 20th of September, 1828. In March of 1857 he emigrated to America, and settled in Town 10 for two years, then moved here in 1859, and has been a permanent member of this congregation since. In 1861 he married Henriette Groehler by Pastor Rehwald. They were blessed with four children, all living, two of them married. In 1873 he was elected him to the office of trustee, for three years. Soon after a kidney and liver complaint began to ail him, and nothing could cure the sickness. He attained the age of 60 years, 4 months, 14 days. May he rest in peace.


HUGO HABECK Hugo F. Habeck, age 86, formerly of Maribel, passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2008, at a local hospital. He was born on Dec. 2, 1921, in the town of Cooperstown, son of the late Louis and Martha (Gauger) Habeck. He married Meta Radue on June 17, 1944, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Maribel. She preceded him in death on Sept. 3, 1995. He was a farmer all his life, and was also a salesman at Wegner Implement in Langes Corners. Hugo was lifetime member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Maribel. He was on the Board of Control at Manitowoc Lutheran High School, which he was very proud of, and was also a member of the Maribel Lions Club. Hugo was an avid Packers fan; he also enjoyed playing sheepshead, bingo and traveling with his wife and friends. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Hugo was preceded in death by his parents; wife; his brother: Harvey; one sister-in-law: Norma Kasten; three brothers-in-law: Hugo and Hilmer Radue, and Alvin Doell; two nephews; and one niece. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 10, 2008, at the church, with the Pastor Mark Walters officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Family and friends may call on Sunday, March 9, 2008, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Knutson-Cotter Funeral Home, 536 County Road R., Denmark. Visitation will continue on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Maribel. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Maribel or Manitowoc Lutheran High School. Online condolences may be expressed at cotterfuneral home.com The family extends a warm thanks to the caregivers at Laurel Grove, Shady Lane, and Aurora Medical Center in Two Rivers, for all their kindness and compassion. Herald Times Reporter, March 8, 2008 ******** (02 Dec 1921/06 Mar 2008/SSDI)


JOHANN HABECK (From the Obituary Book of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Maribel, 19 March 1876...edited) Johann Habeck who passed away March 10 in the hospital near Oshkosh of consumption. He was brought here to be buried in this cemetery. He was born September 29, 1840, in Triglaff, Pommern, baptized in Weustentin, and confirmed in Triglaff in the Union church in Germany, they subsequently joined the Lutheran church, and after coming to America in 1860, he was educated and confirmed here at this church in Cooperstown. In 18?? he married Ernstine born Sager. He initially developed gout, and later developed the more serious illness which led to his death. He is survived by a wife and three living children. He died at the age of 35 years, 5 months and 10 days. May God rest his soul.

******** From Der Nord Westen, 23 Mar. 1876: Death of John Habeck of Cooperstown, "a short while ago" in Irrenhause in Oshkosh of tuberculosis.


LOUIS HABECK Had Been Ill 18 Months; Funeral To Be Monday Louis Habeck, 45, Route 2, Maribel, died last night at his home following an illness of over 18 months. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 o’clock from the home and at 2 p.m. from the St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran church. Burial will be made in the adjoining cemetery. The deceased was born March 28, 1889 in Cooperstown. He was married May 26, 1915 to Martha Gauger who survives him. Other survivors include his aged mother; three children, Hugo, Harvey and Verna; two brothers, Herman and Henry of Maribel; and three sisters, Mrs. Amanda Bubolz of Reedsville, Mrs. Irene Kudick of Luxemburg and Mrs. Alma Brandenberg of Shirley. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, August 31, 1934 P. 2


M. CHARLOTTA HABECK From the Obituary Book of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Maribel: 5 September 1885...edited Maria Charlotte Habeck born Moldenhauer died here Saturday morning. She was born July 23, 1809, in Tonnebuhr, Germany, and baptized and confirmed the same place. She emigrated to America in 1859, settling here in Cooperstown. Married 35 years, her husband has been dead for some years. They had eight children, with four still living. Since his death, she has been cared for by her daughter Charlotte. She has been ill for some time, and worsened about a week ago, and Saturday morning died at the age of 76 years, 1 month, 13 days. May she rest in peace.


MARIE HABECK (d. 1963) Mrs. Marie Habeck, 92, of Maribel, died Tuesday morning at the home of a son, Henry. She had been residing with him since the death of her husband in 1931. The former Marie Pautz was born in the Town of Gibson March 18, 1870, daughter of the late Henry and Emilia Sturm Pautz. She was married to Karl Habeck at Maribel June 1, 1888, and the couple settled on the homestead farm. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Fred Bubolz of Reedsville, Mrs. Emil Brandenburg of Rt. 1, De Pere, and Mrs. Gust Kuciek of Denmark; two sons, Herman and Henry of Maribel; two brothers, William and Henry of Maribel; 19 grandchildren and 63 great grandchildren. A son, Louis, and a daughter Hilda, preceded her in death. Manitowoc Herald Times, January 23, 1963


MARTHA HABECK Mrs. Martha Habeck, 76, of Rt. 1, Maribel, died Monday at Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Maribel. The Rev. Armin Engel will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Habeck was born Nov. 11, 1892, in the Town of Cooperstown, daughter of the late John and Rosalie Krueger Gauger, and she was married to Louis H. Habeck May 26, 1915, at Maribel. He died Aug. 31, 1934. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Alvin (Verna) Doell, of Rt. 1, Luxemburg; two sons, Hugo of Rt. 1, Maribel, and Harvey of Kewaunee; eight grand- children and a great grandchild. A grandchild, four brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. Friends may call at the Knutson Funeral Home, Denmark, after 3 p.m. Wednesday until 10:30 a.m. Thursday and then at the church until time of services. Manitowoc Herald Times, November 26, 1968 P. 8


MINNIE HABECK Mrs. Robert Habeck, 75, Maribel, lifelong resident of the county, died Friday afternoon at Francis Creek, following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Knutson funeral home, Denmark, and at 1:30 at the St. Johns Lutheran church, Maribel. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Mrs. Habeck, nee Minnie Schley, was born in Cooperstown in 1870 and in 1888 was married to Mr. Habeck. They located in Cooperstown. Mr. Habeck died in 1918. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Aaron Kohn of Maribel; two brothers, Otto of Maribel, August of Fairbault, Minn.; four sisters, Rose of Maribel, Mrs. Ray Schlegelmilch of Green Bay, Mrs. Emily Luedke of this city, Mrs. Alfred Grunklee of Dodge Center, Minn.; and two grandchildren. The body may be viewed at the Denmark funeral home until the hour of services. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, July 20, 1946 P. 2


WILHELM HABECK From Der Nord Westen, 27 Feb. 1896: Death Wed. last week of the 3-yr. old son of Carl Habeck in Cooperstown, of diphtheria.


WILHELMINA HABECK (d. 1959) Mrs. Carl J. Habeck (photo), of 1817 New York Ave., Manitowoc, died Friday afternoon at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Mrs. Habeck, 84, had a heart attack at home in the morning. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First German Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manitowoc, with the Rev. L. H. Koeninger officiating. Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery at Maribel. Mrs. Habeck, nee Wilhelmina Engelbrecht, was born at Cooperstown Sept. 19, 1874, daughter of the late William and Ernestine Becker Engelbrecht. She was married to Carl J. Habeck Feb. 26, 1892, and the couple farmed in Maribel in 1939, coming then to Manitowoc. Mr. and Mrs. Habeck marked their 61st wedding anniversary in 1953. Mr. Habeck died in August of that year. Surviving Mrs. Habeck are four daughters, Mrs. Ella Bubolz of Reedsville, Mrs. Henry Pfingsten of Denmark, Mrs. Oscar Raduenz of Green Bay and Mrs. Albert Jaeger of Manitowoc; a son, Arthur of Manitowoc; a sister, Mrs. Emilie Nicholaus of Reedsville, eight grandchildren and 16 great grand- children. Two sons, William and Albert, preceded her in death. Friends may call at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc, after 2 p.m. Sunday until 10:30 a.m. Monday when the casket will be moved to the church where the body will lie in state until the hour of service. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, March 21, 1959 P. 9


WILHELMINE HABECK (d. 1876) (From the Obituary Book of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Maribel, 6 May 1876....edited) Wilhelmine Friederike Auguste Habeck, the wife of Carl Habeck, died quietly on Wednesday evening, May 3, after a painful illness. She was born in 1848 on October 3, and was baptized in Geiglitz in Pommern. In 1856 she and her parents emigrated to America, and in 1863 was joined the congregation. She was married to Brother Habeck in 1867, the union producing three children, of whom one preceded her in death, and two are still living. Her age is 27 years, 7 months. May she rest in peace.


CHARLES HAHN Charles Hahn, 75, retired merchant, died this morning of a heart attack at his home in the village of Maribel, following a week’s illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m., from the Knutson funeral home, Denmark, and at two o’clock from the St. Johns Evan. Lutheran church in Maribel. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Hahn was born in this county in 1866 and resided for a time on a farm in the southern part of the county. Later he moved to Seymour, Wis., where for 30 years, he operated a grocery and food store. Four years ago he retired, and with Mrs. Hahn, moved to Maribel. He is survived by the widow, the former Emma Brass; two sons, John of St. Paul, Raymond, of Maribel; two brothers, Herman of Sheboygan, Valentine, of Haven, Wis.; three sisters, Miss Christiana Hahn, Mrs. Herman Brass, Mrs. Louis Kuehn, all of Howards Grove and a grandchild. The body may be viewed at the Knutson funeral home from Wednesday noon until the hour of the services. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, March 10, 1941 P. 3


JOHANNES HARTWIG Name: Hartwig, Johannes D.: 12/18/1865 B.: 6/24/1864 Reg. D.: 6/28/1869 Sex: M/W Age at Death: 18 Mo. B.P.: Coop. D.P.: Cem.: Coop. Mtw. Co. Ch.: Lutheran Inf. & Address: Fr. Meyer, Pastor Spouse: F.: August Hartwig M.: Wilhelmine Hartwig Cause of Death: Cold Fever Add Info.: Farmer Pg. #: 4


ELSIE HASELOW Mr. and Mrs. Paul Haselow, of Maribel, mourn the loss of a six weeks old daughter, death coming Friday after a short illness. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon from the Lutheran church at Maribel. Manitowoc Herald News, Monday, January 13, 1919 Page 5


IDA L.H. HEISE (From the Obituary Book of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Maribel: 26 September 1884.) Ida Luise Helene Heise, daughter of Heinrich and Luise Heise, passed away on Thursday morning at the age of 2 months, 21 days, of summer complaint.


WILHELM F. HEISE William Heise birth: 25 May 1897 Cooperstown, Wis. death: 15 May 1900 Cooperstown, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Cooperstown, Wis. residence: 1900 Cooperstown, Wis. father: Henry John Heise mother: Louise Gauger Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


ALFRED JAEGER Alfred Jaeger, 76, of Maribel, died Saturday morning, March 1. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Maribel. The Rev. Armin Engel will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Jaeger was born March 27, 1903, in the Town of Cooperstown, son of the late Herman and Helen Olp Jaeger. He married Renata Bloedorn July 3, 1927, at Reedsville. Mr. Jaeger was a substitute rural mail carrier at Maribel for 51 years. Survivors include his wife, three sons, Herman of Two Rivers, Robert of Chicago and Paul of Ocala, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Lawrence (Norma) Horning of Beechwood, Wis., and Mrs. Irma Ronsman of Green Bay; a sister, Mrs. Ida Gauger of Manitowoc; a half-sister, Mrs. Lester Krueger of Larrabee; a step-brother, George Meyer and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Esther Jaeger of Manitowoc, 17 grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Three brothers, two sisters and a half-sister preceded him in death. Friends may call at Knutson Funeral Home, Denmark, after 4 o'clock this Monday afternoon and at the church after 12 noon Tuesday until the time of service. Herald Times Reporter, March 3, 1980 P.3


CARL WILHELM FRIEDRICH JAEGER (From the Obituary Book of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Maribel: 2 October 1880) Carl Wilhelm Friedrich Jaeger was born January 14, 1856, confirmed May 2, 1869. Died at the age of 24 years, 8 months and 16 days.


ELEANOR R. JAEGER Eleanor R. Jaeger, age 79, Maribel, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, at a local nursing home. She was born Sept. 26, 1930, in Manitowoc Co., daughter to the late Elmer and Rose (Moschel) Klug. She married Reuben Jaeger on Jan. 15, 1949, at Zion Lutheran Church in Wayside, and he preceded her in death on April 27, 2005. Eleanor farmed alongside her husband on the family farm all her life. She was a longtime member of St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Maribel. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Gloria Kane; infant twin brothers, Ronald and Donald; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Karl Gauger, Edward Schuman, Harvey Jaeger, Mike and Helen Bubolz. Family and friends may call Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Knutson-Cotter Funeral Home, 536 Cty. R, Denmark. It was Eleanor's wishes to have a private family funeral. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Maribel. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cotter funeralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. John's Lutheran Church in Maribel. The family extends a special thank you to Bornemann Nursing Home, Pastor Daniel Cole, and Unity Hospice. Herald Times Reporter, Feb. 9, 2010


FRIEDRICKA JAEGER (From the Obituary Book of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Maribel: 17 December 1888...edited) Friederike Jaeger born Kroning died Friday morning, December 14, at seven o’clock. She was born January 26, 1800, in the old country, and baptized and confirmed in the same place. In 1823 she married Johann Jaeger, and emigrated to America with him in 1863. Their union produced nine children, of whom five are still alive. Three are still in Germany, and two are here. Her husband died some ten years ago now, and is buried in our cemetery. She lived with her children by turns, and concluded her life living with her son Friedrich. She gradually lost her eyesight and hearing and spent the last few years living with her children. She reached age of 88 years, 10 months, and 18 days, the greatest age yet in our congregation. May her body rest in peace.


HERMAN JAEGER Herman C. Jaeger, 74, died at 10 a.m. today at his home in Maribel after a lingering illness. Burial will take place Tuesday in Maribel after services at 1 p.m. from the Knutson funeral home in Denmark and at 2 p.m. from St. John’s Lutheran church at Maribel. The Rev. Gerhard Struck will officiate. Mr. Jaeger was born March 19, 1868, at Cooperstown, where he lived for most of his life. He was married in 1914 to Martha Meyers, and with her came to live in Maribel at the time of his retirement from farming 13 years ago. Survivors are Mrs. Jaeger, 10 children, 24 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, as well as three sisters. The daughters are Mrs. Theodore Salzider of Green Bay, Mrs. Hugo Gauger of Manitowoc, and Mrs. Richard Becker, Mrs. Frank Feil? and Mrs. Lester Krueger, all of Maribel; sons are Louis and Alfred of Maribel, Walter of Manitowoc, Albert of Mishicot and a stepson, George F. Meyers of Manitowoc. The three surviving sisters are Mrs. Bertha Kempfert and Mrs. William Schley of Maribel and Mrs. Amelia Gierke of Milwaukee. Manitowoc Herald Times, Sunday, December 19, 1942 P. 4


JOHANN GOTTLIEB JAEGER (From the Obituary Book of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Maribel: 31 July 1878...edited) Johann Gottlieb Jaeger was born March 8, 1797, in Maldewin in the old country. He was baptized and later confirmed there. In 1823 he married Friederike Kroening. Several of his children emigrated to America, and in 1863, he left his work as shepherd and also came to America. He had suffered from an abdominal complaint, and on Monday evening about six o'clock, he passed away. He is survived by his wife and eight living children, three are here and the rest are still in Germany. He was 81 years, 2 months and 21 days. ************* Name: Jaeger, John Gottlieb D.: 7/29/1878 B.: Reg. D.: 12/2/1878 Sex: M/W Age at Death: 81 Yrs. 4 Mo. 21 Da. B.P.: Germany D.P.: Cooperstown Cem.: Ch.: Inf. & Address: Rev. A. W. Kieher Spouse: Friedericke Kroening F.: M.: Cause of Death: Add Info.: Farmer Pg. #: v.1 p.270


JOHANNA JAEGER (From the Obituary Book of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Maribel: 22 December 1890...edited) Johanna Jaeger born Luedtke died on December 19. She was born October 30, 1832, in Stargoth near Regenwalde, also baptized and confirmed and there. Her parents, now deceased, were Johann and Marie Luedtke. In February 1854 she married Friedrich Jaeger and the same year, in the month of March, the emigrated to America. After a few months in Milwaukee, they came here to settle. She was survived by her husband and four children, two sons-in law, two brothers and a sister. Eight of her children preceded her in death. She reached the age of 58 years, 1 month, 19 days. May she rest in peace.

********** From Der Nord Westen, 25 Dec. 1890: Death of 58 yr. old Mrs. Friedrich Jaeger on Fri. of last week in Cooperstown after a long illness. She is survived by her husband and 4 grown children – 3 daughters and 1 son. The burial took place Mon.


LEONA JAEGER Mrs. Louis Jaeger, 77, of Maribel, died Sunday afternoon at home. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Maribel. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Jaeger, nee Leona Pautz, was born Jan. 10, 1895, at Kewaunee, daughter of the late Bernhard and Alvina Kohn Pautz. She was married to Louis Jaeger May 17, 1916, at Maribel. The couple celebrated its golden wedding anniversary in 1966. Her husband preceded her in death Sept. 13, 1970. Survivors include two sons, Harvey, of Two Rivers and Reuben, of Maribel; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Bubolz, of Manitowoc and Mrs. Edward (Ruth) Schuman, of Maribel; a brother, Walter, of Manitowoc; a sister, Mrs. Elmer Lawrenz, of Greenleaf; 11 grandchildren and a great grandchild. A sister and three grandchildren preceded her in death. Friends may call at Knutson Funeral Home, Denmark, after 4 p.m. Tuesday until 11:30 a.m. Wednesday and then at the church until the time of service. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. June 19, 1962


LOUIS JAEGER Louis Jaeger, 78, of Maribel died Sunday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Maribel. The Rev. Armin Engel will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Jaeger was born Feb. 5, 1892, in the Town of Cooperstown, Manitowoc County, son of the late Herman and Helena Olp Jaeger. He married Leona Pautz May 17, 1916, at Maribel. He farmed at Maribel until 1951 when he retired and moved into the village of Maribel. He also sold insurance for the Manitowoc County Fire Insurance Co. for 28 years. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Harvey of Two Rivers, and Reuben of Maribel; two daughters, Mrs. Milford (Helen) Bubolz of Manitowoc and Mrs. Edward (Ruth) Schuman of Maribel; three brothers, Walter and Albert of Manitowoc, and Alfred of Maribel; a stepbrother, George Meyers, of Manitowoc; three sisters, Mrs. Cora Becker of Green Bay, Mrs. Ida Gauger of Manitowoc, and Mrs. Lester Krueger of Larrabee, and 11 grandchildren. Three grandchildren and two sisters preceded him in death. Friends may call at Knutson Funeral Home, Denmark, after 4 o’clock this Monday afternoon and after 11:15 a.m. Tuesday at the church until the time of services. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, September 14, 1970 P. 19


THERESIA O. JAEGER (From the Obituary Book of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Maribel: 20 May 1888) Therese Bertha Ottilie Jaeger died on Friday, May 18. She was born on April 10, 1878. She was 10 years, 1 month and 8 days.


LINDA KADERABEK Mrs. Clarence Kaderabek, 45, of Rt. 2, Manitowoc, died Sunday morning at her home after a short illness. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Grace Lutheran Church, Manitowoc, the Rev. Max N. Herrmann officiating. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery, Maribel. The former Mrs. Linda Jaeger Feil was born Sept. 18, 1918, at Maribel, Town of Cooperstown, daughter of the late Herman and Martha Krieser Meyers Jaeger. She was married to Clarence Kaderabek June 25, 1955, at Maribel, and the couple settled at the present residence, operating a nursery on Highway 10. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) A son and a sister preceded her in death. Friends may call until 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and from 11 a.m. until the hour of service at the church. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. January 6, 1964 P. 11


ARTHUR KARNOPP Arthur Karnopp, 69, of 504 S. ____(not readable) Manitowoc, night watchman at Schuette Bros. Co. Department Store, died about 5 a.m. Wednesday while making his rounds in the store. He had suffered a heart attack. Mr. Karnopp, employed at the store, ___(one line not readable)___ found by another employe. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church, Maribel, with the Rev. R. G. Koch officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Karnopp was born at Maribel Dec. 17, 1896, son of the late Reinhold and Bertha Schultz Karnopp. The life-long Manitowoc County resident never married. Prior to coming to Manitowoc five years ago to live with a brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rabenhorst, he operated a farm at Maribel. Surviving him are three sisters, Mrs. Rabenhorst, Mrs. Henry Becke of Maribel and Mrs. William Radke of Dale, Wis. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, until noon Saturday when the casket will be moved to the church where the body will __(one line not readable)__. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, September 4, 1957 P. 15


BERTHA KARNOPP MRS. KARNOPP OF MARIBEL DIES IN CITY Mrs. Bertha Karnopp of Maribel died at the Holy Family hospital yesterday when she failed to rally following an operation which she underwent. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon with services at the Lutheran church at Maribel, Rev. Kionka officiating. Deceased was born in Germany August 19, 1867 and came to this country at the age of three with her parents who settled in Wisconsin. She was married November 24, 1866(sic) to Reinholdt Karnopp who with seven children survives to mourn her loss. The children are Mrs. William Duescher of Kewaunee; Mrs. Henry Rabenhorst, city, Mrs. Henry Becker and Miss Laura Karnopp, Maribel, Louis, Arthur and Reinholdt all of Maribel. One brother, Frank Schultz of Kewaunee and five grandchildren also survive her. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. Wednesday, October 15, 1924 P. 2


F. J. KARNOPP From Der Nord Westen, 22 Oct. 1896: Death in Cooperstown Mon. of Friedrich Karnopp, after a short illness with dysentery. The deceased, who was among the earliest settlers of Town Cooperstown, reached the age of 71. He is survived by his widow and 9 grown, mostly married, children. His well-attended funeral took place yesterday.


LOUIS KARNOPP Louis Karnopp, 59 (photo), manager of the Maribel Grain company at Maribel, died of a heart attack in his office Monday afternoon. He had been active during the day and had made a business trip to Morrison in the morning. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Karnopp home in Maribel and at 1:30 at the St. John Lutheran church in Maribel, the Rev. Paul Gieschen officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. He was born in 1890 in Cooperstown, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Reinhold Karnopp and in 1913 married Miss Rose Schley. He resided on a farm in Morrison, Brown county, for two years and for 33 years had been with the Maribel Grain company, the last 30 years as manager. He was a lifelong member of the St. John Lutheran congregation. Survivors are his wife; two brothers, Arthur and Reinhart of Maribel; three sisters, Mrs. Henry Becker of Maribel, Mrs. Henry Rabenhorst of this city, and Mrs. William Radtke of Dale, Wis., A sister, Mrs. William Duescher, of Kewaunee, died three years ago. Three children also preceded him in death. Friends may call at the Karnopp home after 7 p.m. Wednesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, March 14, 1950 P. 2.


REINHARD KARNOPP Farmer Hangs Self in Barn Maribel— Depressed for a week by what he believed to be failing health, a 50-year-old Maribel farmer was found hanging in a barn by his brother early Tuesday morning. Dr. Theodore Teitgen, county coroner, termed the death of Reinhardt Karnopp as suicide. His body was found by a brother 15 minutes after the farmer had got up at his farm southwest of Maribel. Dr. Teitgen said the brother had told him Karnopp has been despondent recently. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, August 2, 1952 P. 2 ******** Funeral services for Reinhardt Karnopp, 50, of Maribel, who ended his life by hanging on the farm Thursday, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the St. John Lutheran Church, Maribel. The Rev. R. G. Koch will officiate and burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Karnopp, who had been in failing health since January, was born on the homestead farm near the village in 1902. In 1932, he married the former Gertrude Engelbrecht. Survivors are his wife; a daughter, Caroline, on the farm; brother Arthur, who also made his home on the farm; three sisters, Mrs. Henry Rabenhorst of Manitowoc, Mrs. Henry Becker of Maribel, and Mrs. William Radtke of Dale, Wis. Friends may call at the Knutson Funeral Home, Denmark. The casket will be moved to the church Saturday morning. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, August 8, 1952 P. 2


REINHOLD KARNOPP Reinhold Karnopp, 81, lifelong resident of Cooperstown, died yesterday afternoon at the homestead farm, a mile south of Maribel. Death was due to a heart ailment. Funeral services will be held Sunday (remainder of sentence unreadable) at the Karnopp home and at two o'clock from the St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran church in Maribel. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Karnopp was born in Cooperstown in 1859 and took up farming. He married Miss Bertha Schultz of that town. He continued active in farm work until recent years when the farm was taken over by his sons, Arthur and Rheinhart. Mrs. Karnopp died 16 years ago. Survivors are three sons, Louis, Arthur and Rheinhart, all of Cooperstown; four daughters, Mrs. William Duecher, of Kewaunee, Mrs. Henry Rabenhorst of this city, Mrs. Henry Becker of Maribel, Mrs. William Radtke, of Dale, Wis.; brother, Dr. G.L. Karnopp of Wautoma, Wis.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, October 4, 1940 P. 2


ROSE KARNOPP Mrs. Louis Karnopp, 75, died Thursday evening at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Maribel. The Rev. Armin Engel will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Karnopp, nee Rose E. Schley, was born June 5, 1893, at Cooperstown, daughter of the late William and Hannah Jaeger Schley. She was married June 3, 1914, at Maribel to Louis Karnopp and they resided at Maribel following their marriage. Mr. Karnopp preceded her in death in 1950. Survivors include two brothers, Arthur of Phoenix, Ariz., and Paul of Whitelaw. Three children and two brothers preceded her in death. Friends may call at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc, after 3 p.m. Sunday until 11 a.m. Monday when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state until time of services. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, December 13, 1968 P. 16


ALBERT KASTEN Albert F. Kasten, 88, of Rt. 1, Maribel, died Thursday evening at Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Maribel, the Rev. Armin Engel officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Kasten was born Jan. 28, 1877, in the Town of Gibson, son of the late Frederick and Lydia Gauger Kasten. He married Lydia Kohn May 24, 1901, at Maribel. He farmed in the area from 1907 to 1946 and resided at the farmstead when a son took over operation of the farm. Surviving are his wife, four daughters, Mrs. Walter (Beata) Gauger, of Rt. 1, Whitelaw, Mrs. Raymond (Clara) Ihlenfeld, Mrs. Ewald (Ruth) Duescher, and Mrs. Raymond (Elsie) Kratz, of Rt. 1, Luxemburg; four sons, Herbert, Frederick and August of Rt. 1, Maribel, and Raymond of Rt. 3, Manitowoc; three sisters, Mrs. Elsie Krueger of Two Rivers, Mrs. Julia Kohn of Maribel and Mrs. Emma Mueller of Manitowoc; 23 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. One daughter, Selma, preceded him in death and a son, Paul, was killed in Okinawa in 1945 during World War II. Friends may call at Knutson Funeral Home, Denmark, after 3 p.m. Saturday and then at church from noon until time of service. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, July 2, 1965 P. 7


AUGUST C. KASTEN August C. Kasten, age 83, Ocala, Fla., formerly of Maribel, passed away March 6, 2010, in Ocala, Fla. He was born in Maribel, and was postmaster for 33 years in Maribel. He moved to Ocala in 2003 from Green Bay. He was a member of Abiding Hope Lutheran Church and was a charter member of Maribel Lions Club. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Mr. Kasten was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters. Services will be held Thursday, March 11, 2010, at 2 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, Maribel, with visitation from 12 to 2 p.m. Interment in church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Manitowoc Lutheran High School or Alzheimer's Research. Knutson-Cotter Funeral Home, Denmark, 863-2411, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cotter funeralhome.com. Herald Times Reporter, March 9, 2010


HERBERT KASTEN Herbert Kasten, 65, of Rt. 1, Maribel, died Tuesday at home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Maribel. The Rev. Armin Engel will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Kasten was born Dec. 29, 1905, in the Town of Cooperstown, son of the late Albert and Emelia Kohn Kasten. He married Norma Radue Oct. 24, 1931, at Maribel. His wife preceded him in death in December of 1967. Survivors include a son (Survivor omitted for privacy.); three brothers, Frederich of Rt. 1, Maribel, Raymond of Rt. 1, Manitowoc, and August of Rt. 1 Maribel; four sisters, Mrs. Walter Gauger of Rt. 1, Whitelaw, and Mrs. Raymond Ihlenfeld, Mrs. Edward Duescher and Mrs. Raymond Kratz of Rt. 1, Luxemburg, and a grandchild. A sister and a brother preceded him in death. Friends may call at Knutson Funeral Home, Denmark, after 3 p.m Thursday until 10:30 a.m. Friday and then at the church from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service. Manitowoc Herald Times, September 22, 1971


RUTH KASTEN Mrs. Frederick Kasten, 33, of Maribel, was killed this morning in an automobile accident near the town hall in Morrison, Brown County, when the car in which she was a passenger skidded off the highway. Born Ruth Engelbrecht in Cooperstown in 1913, she was married to Frederick Kasten in 1933. She is survived by her husband; three children, (private); parents, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Engelbrecht of Maribel; brother, Elmer, of Cato; sister, Mrs. Reinhard Karnopp of Maribel. The body will be moved to the Engelbrecht home Sunday afternoon from the Knutson funeral home, Denmark. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the home and at 1:30 at the St. John’s Lutheran church in Maribel. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, February 1, 1947 P. 2


ELEANORA KEIBEL (From the Obituary Book of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Maribel: 13 March 1885.) Eleonore Beata Johanne Alberte Keibel, daughter of Albert and Julie Keibel, passed away on Wednesday, the 11th, at the age of nine months.


AUGUST KEMPFERT COOPERSTOWN MAN SUDDENLY STRICKEN BY DEATH WHILE ON VISIT AT HOME OF HIS SON August Kempfert, a pioneer of Cooperstown, father of Albert Kempfert of the Aluminum Specialty Co. of this city, died suddenly while on a visit to his son near Denmark, death resulting from internal rupture caused by vomiting. Mr. Kempfert was in his usual health and a few minutes previous to the fatal attack had been conversing with members of the family with no judication (sic) that he was suffering or in distress. Mr. Kempfert was 63 years of age and settled in Manitowoc county in 1851 when he came from Germany where he was born. He has resided on a farm at Cooperstown over since. A widow, three daughters and five sons survive, the children being Mrs. Herman Engelbrecht, William, August, Otto, Ida and Henry, of Cooperstown, Albert of this city and Julia of Milwaukee. Two sisters and two brothers also survive. The funeral will be held from the Lutheran church at Cooperstown Friday afternoon. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Wednesday, February 12, 1913 P. 8


BERTHA KEMPFERT (d. 1893) From Der Nord Westen, 21 Sept. 1893: (From the correspondent in Mishicott, 19 Sept.) Yesterday in Town Gibson, Mr. August Kempfert of West Cooperstown was traveling with his wife and two children home from Gibson Mill when the horses shied and the wagon fell backward against the dam. Mrs. Kempfert jumped out to hold the horses, but it was too late. The wagon fell 15 or 20 feet over the dam into the rushing river. The 14 yr. old daughter was killed immediately and the other child so badly hurt that the outcome is unknown. Mr. Kempfert also suffered severe injuries. (Per notice, death would have been Sep 18. 1893 Sep 17/Kempfert, Bertha/co. death index v.4 p.158/ Bertha was 6 yrs old..not 14)


BERTHA KEMPFERT (d. 1946) Mrs. Bertha Kempfert, 85, died suddenly at the home of her son, Otto, in Maribel, early today. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kempfert home and at 1:30 at the St. John's Evangelical Lutheran church, Maribel. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Born Bertha Jaeger in Cooperstown in 1860 she was married to August Kempfert and they located on a farm in Cooperstown. Mr. Kempfert died 30 years ago. Survivors are five sons, William, Otto and Henry of Maribel, Albert of this city and August of Milwaukee; three daughters, Mrs. Herman Engelbrecht of Two Creeks, Mrs. Edward Kionka of Newton, Mrs. Berhart Falck of Milwaukee; sister Mrs. Amelia Gehrke of Milwaukee; 23 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. The body will be moved to the Otto Kempfert home in Maribel from the Knutson funeral home, Denmark, at 5 p.m. Thursday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, May 29, 1946 P.2


ELEANORE KEMPFERT Mrs. Otto W. Kempfert, 73, of Park Lawn Home, Manitowoc, died Wednesday norning. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at First German Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. N.W. Kock will officiate and burial will be in St. John Cemetery, Maribel. Mrs. Kempfert, nee Eleanor A. Westphal, was born July 4, 1899, at Milwaukee, daughter of the late Otto and Anna Zich Westphal. She was married to Otto W. Kempfert June 11, 1921, at Milwaukee. The couple farmed in the Maribel area until 1960 moving to Manitowoc. Her husband preceded her in death July 4, 1962. Survivors include two sons, the Rev. Federick, of Galva, Iowa, and Arnold, of Manitowoc; two daughters, Mrs. Wilmer (Lorraine) Pantzlauff, of Lark and Mrs. Vernon (Velma) Buth, of Manitowoc; a brother, Ervin, of Del Ray Beach, Fla.; 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Two sons, three sisters and a brother preceded her in death. Friends may call at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc, after 5 p.m. Friday until noon Saturday and then at the church until the time of service. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. August 16, 1972


F. WILHELMINE KEMPFERT Name: Kempfert, Fredericke Wm. D.: 7/7/1877 B.: 2/25/1806 Reg. D.: 12/14/1877 Sex: F/W Age at Death: 71 Yrs. 4 Mo. 11 Da. B.P.: Gravenhagen, Pommern Germ. D.P.: Cooperstown Cem.: cooperstown Ch.: Inf. & Address: Rev. A. W. Kerbel Spouse: John Kempfert (D. 1849) F.: M.: Cause of Death: Pg. #: v.1 p.238 **************** (From the Obituary Book of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Maribel. Buried on July 8, 1877...edited) Friederike Wilhelmine Kempfert was born February 25, 1806, in Gravenhagen in Pommern. In 1823 she married Johann Kempfert, who died in 1849. Their marriage produced eleven children, of whom five survive: one son and four daughters. In 1861 she emigrated with her son, Wilhelm Kempfert. She has been ill for a number of years, and in addition, became afflicted with dropsy. She died yesterday morning at half past six. Her age was 71 years, 4 months, 11 days. May she rest in peace.


MINNA KEMPFERT Mrs. William A. Kempfert, 55, wife of a Cooperstown farmer, died Sunday at the Holy Family hospital here, following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the farm home near Maribel and at 1:30 from the St. Johns Evan. Lutheran church in Maribel. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Kempfert, nee Minna Wegner, was born in Cooperstown in 1885 and in 1906, was married to Mr. Kempfert. They located on a farm near Maribel. Survivors are the widower; two sons, Paul and Walter, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Gustave Mueller of Luxemburg, and Esther, at home; seven brothers, Philip, Henry, John of Fairbault, Minn., William of Medford, Minn., Otto and Walter of Greenleaf, Herman of Maribel; sister, Mrs. Alma Knuth of Maribel, and a grandchild. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, September 16, 1940 P. 2


OTTO W. KEMPFERT Otto W. Kempfert, 67, of 2310 S. 11th St., Manitowoc, died Wednesday evening after a short illness. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church, Maribel, with the Rev. Alfred Degner officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Kempfert was born Jan. 25, 1895, in the Town of Cooperstown son of the late August and Bertha Kempfert. He married Eleanor Westphal July 11, 1921, at Milwaukee. The couple operated a farm in the Town of Cooperstown until two years ago when it moved to Manitowoc. Among survivors are his wife; two sons, the Rev. Frederick of Galva, Ia., and Arnold of the Town of Cooperstown; two daughters, Mrs. William Pantzlaff of the Town of Morrison and Mrs. Vernon Buth of Manitowoc; two brothers, August of Milwaukee and Henry of Maribel; two sisters, Mrs. Edward Kionka and Mrs. Gerhardt Falk of Milwaukee; and 11 grandchildren. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Friday at Knutson Funeral Home, Denmark, until 11 a.m. when the casket will be moved to the church and the body will lie in state until the time of service. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, July 5, 1962 P. 23


WILHELMINE KEMPFERT From Der Nord Westen, 14 June 1906: Widow Kempfert in Cooperstown died Friday at the advanced age of 82. Her husband had died a few weeks earlier. She leaves 5 children. The funeral was held Sunday from the Lutheran Church of Green Street. ******** Wilhelmina Ruth Buth Kempfert birth: 28 June 1824 Coldemand, Germany death: 8 June 1906 Cooperstown, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Cooperstown, Wis. residence: 1906 Cooperstown, Wis. father: Fred Buth spouse: William Kempfert Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


WILHELM KEMPFERT (d. 1906) Wilhelm Kempfert birth: 28 January 1824 Germany, Europe death: 20 April 1906 Cooperstown, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Cooperstown, Wis. residence: 1906 Cooperstown, Wis. father: John Kempfert mother: Minnie spouse: Minnie Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


WILLIAM KEMPFERT William Kempfert, 70, Cooperstown farmer, died unexpectedly Tuesday at the farm home of his son, Paul, of Rt. 1, Maribel. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Friday at the St. John Lutheran Church, Maribel. The Rev. R.G. Koch will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. He was born in Cooperstown in 1883, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. August Kempfert. In 1906 he married Miss Minna Wegner. They located at Pine River, Wis., for four years, spent 18 years at Glenmore, Brown County, and in 1928 moved to Rt. 1, Maribel. Mrs. Kempfert died in 1940. Surviving are two sons, Paul and Walter of Rt. 1, Maribel; two daughters, Mrs. Alvin Dorn of Plainview, Minn., and Mrs. Gustave Mueller of Luxemburg; four brothers, Albert of Manitowoc, August of Milwaukee and Otto and Henry of Rt. 1, Maribel; two sisters, Mrs. Edward Klonka of Wausau and Mrs. Gerhardt Falck of Milwaukee; and 14 grandchildren. Friends may call at the Knutson Funeral Home, Denmark, after Thursday noon. The casket will be moved to the church Friday morning. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. Wednesday, May 19, 1954 P. 27


HEINRICH FRANZ WILHELM KITZEROW Name: Kitzerow, Henry F. Wm. D.: 8/21/1877 B.: 1/31/1877 Reg. D.: 12/14/1877 Sex: M/W Age at Death: 6 Mo. 21 Da. B.P.: Gibson, Mtw. Co. D.P.: Gibson Cem.: Coop. Ch.: Inf. & Address: Rev. A. W. Kerbel Spouse: F.: Fred Kitzerow M.: Auguste J(i?)andow Cause of Death: Pg. #: v.1 p.233 *********** (From the Obituary Book of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Maribel: 24 August 1877) Heinrich Franz Wilhelm Kitzerow, age 6 months, 21 days./Henry F. Wm. Kitzerow/son of Fred and Auguste (Jindow or Jandow) Kitzerow/ b. 31 Jan. 1877, Gibson/d. 21 Aug. 1877, Gibson)