ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CEMETERY OBITUARIES


ANIELA ZAGRODNIK DEATH CLAIMS MRS. ZAGRODNIK Funeral Will Be Held Friday At St. Mary's Church Mrs. John Zagrodnik, 49, 1115 South 20th street, died at 5:30 Tuesday afternoon at her home, following a two year illness. Funeral services will be held Friday at 8:30 a.m. from the home and at 9 o'clock from St. Mary's church, the Rev. J.M. Pociecha officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery. The body will be removed to the home late this afternoon from the Shimek and Schwartz funeral home. Mrs. Zagrodnik, nee Lillie Korlesky, was born in Manitowoc Jan. 6, 1884. She was married to John Zagrodnik Jan. 27, 1904. She has made her home in this city all of her life. The deceased was a member of the Rosary and St. Agnes societies of the St. Mary's church. Besides her husband the deceased is survived by two sons, Dominic and Stanley of this city; three daughters, Mrs. Edward Ploederl, Theresa and Alice of this city; four brothers, Martin, John and Frank of Manitowoc and Peter of Nordheim; three sisters, Mrs. Jacob Jagodinsky, Mrs. Joseph Borucki and Mrs. Joseph Revolinsky, all of this city; and two grandchildren. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. Wednesday, November 29, 1933 P 3


ANNA ZAGRODNIK (d. 1915) Anna, five year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Zagrodnik, died Monday at the family home, 1144 Twenty-third street, and the funeral was held today. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Wednesday, September 22, 1915, Page 3


ANNA ZAGRODNIK (d. 1950) Mrs. Anton Zagrodnik, 67, 1901 Hamilton street, died Sunday morning, following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Leschke funeral home and at 9 o'clock at St. Mary Catholic church. The Rev. John Landowski will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. She was born Anna Budysz here in 1883 and was married to Mr. Zagrodnik 49 years ago. Her husband died five years ago. Survivors are a son, Anton of Milwaukee; three daughters, Mrs. Edward Halverson, Mrs. Susan Heffernan and Mrs. John Sczymzyk all of this city; three brothers, Joseph, Louis and Stanley of this city; two sisters, Mrs. John Becker and Mrs. Jess Dembski of this city; six grandchildren and a great grandchild. Friends may all at the funeral home where the rosary will be recited at 7 o'clock this evening. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, August 21, 1950 pg. 2


ANNA ZAGRODNIK (d. 1953) Mrs. John J. Zagrodnik Sr., 74, of 1144 South 23rd St., Manitowoc, died Thursday morning, following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Leschke Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 o'clock at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. John Landowski will officiate and interment will be in the church cemetery. She was born Anna Forzena in Nordheim in 1878 and in 1905 was married to Mr. Zagrodnik, a former Manitowoc alderman. She was a member of the St. Mary Rosary Society, the St. Mary Altar Society and the St. Agnes Society of the church. Survivors are the husband; three sons, John Jr., Edwin and Albert of Manitowoc; two daughters, Mrs. Siegfried Kadow and Catherine of Manitowoc; sister, Mrs. Mary Kaufmann of Manitowoc and 11 grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after Friday noon, where the rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, February 12, 1953 pg. 2-M


ANTON ZAGRODNIK Anton Zagrodnik, 64, of 1901 Hamilton street, died at the Holy Family hospital late Friday afternoon. He was born in Manitowoc in 1880. He married Annie Budysk of Manitowoc 43 years ago, and the couple settled here. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Edward Halverson, Mrs. Susan Hefferman and Mrs. John Szymczk, all of Manitowoc; one son, Anthony Zagrodnik of Milwaukee; one sister, Mrs. Mary McLure of Manitowoc. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Shimek and Schwartz funeral home and at 9 a.m. at the St. Mary's church. Burial will be in St. Mary's church cemetery. Friends may view the body after 7 p.m. Sunday until time of service. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, December 23, 1944 pg. 16


DOMINIC A. ZAGRODNIK Dominic A. Zagrodnik 74, of 1419 S. 25th St., Manitowoc, died Friday, Dec. 19, at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. Monday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Harold Berryman will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Zagrodnik was born Dec. 28, 1905, at Manitowoc, son of the late John and Nellie Korlesky Zagrodnik. He married Helen Gospodarek, May 20, 1929, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1979. Mr. Zagrodnik was manager of the former Jensen barber shop for many years retiring in 1976. He was past secretary and member of Barbers Local of Manitowoc, 35 year member of the choir of the St. Mary Catholic Church and he was a past officer and member of the fraternal order of eagles 706 of Manitowoc and former member 15 years for the city of Manitowoc police and fire commission. Survivors include his wife, Helen, a son and daughter-in-law, James and Barbara Zagrodnik of Sullivan, Wis., a daughter and son-in-law, Geraldine and Robert Eaton of Manitowoc; a brother and sister-in-law, Stanley and Mildred Zagrodnik of Manitowoc; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Theresa and Joseph Tomchek of Manitowoc and Alice and Paul Duruz of Chevy Chase, Md.; five grandchildren and a great granddaughter. He was preceded in death by a sister, Christine. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, 4 o'clock to 9 o'clock this Sunday afternoon. Eagles memorial service 6:30 o'clock and prayer service 7 o'clock this Sunday evening. Herald Times Reporter, December 21, 1980 P.3


GUSTA ZAGRODNIK YOUNG GIRL IS SUMMONED BY DEATH TODAY Miss Gusta, daughter of Mrs. J. Zagrodnik, 1129 South Twenty-second street, died at the hospital this morning, death being due to complications which an operation that she underwent a few days ago failed to relieve. Miss Zagrodnik was 20 years of age, having been born in this city Sept. 5, 1902. She is survived by her mother and several brothers and sisters. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. January 23, 1923 P. 8.


IDA ZAGRODNICK AGED WOMAN FOUND DEAD ON FLOOR OF HOME Woman Aged 80, Had Resided Here For 50 Years Death came to Mrs. Ida Zagrodnick sometime between 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon and bedtime last night and her body was discovered In the basement room which was her bed room and kitchen when Mrs. Joseph Marenda, who lived on the second floor in the home owned by the Marenda's at 1128 South Twentieth street, went to the basement to visit her tenant. The body was discovered lying on the floor behind the stove and death had apparently come swiftly as there was no sign of a struggle. Dr. W. G. Kemper, county coroner, was called, but found no reason to hold an inquest, finding that death was due to natural causes. No arrangements had been made for a funeral at noon today. Resident Half Century Mrs. Zagrodnick was eighty years of age and had made her home in this city for more than a half century. Her husband died thirty-six years ago and after the children had grown up she lived by herself although she would often spend days at the home of her children. She had visited at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Povalich, Saturday and at that time had complained of not. feeling as well as usual although she was about and appeared to be in good health. Yesterday she was seen about her room and talked with one of the boys of the neighborhood at 4 o'clock and this, so far as can be learned, was the last time she was seen alive. Mrs. Marenda became a bit worried over the unusual quietness in the basement rooms and upon going down to investigate at 10 o'clock discovered the body of the woman, death having come hours before. Leaves Five Children Surviving Mrs. Zagrodnick are three daughters, Mrs. John Matczinsky, Mrs. Frank Povalich and Mrs. Joseph Ziarnik and two sons, John and Mike, all of this city with the exception of the latter whose whereabouts have been unknown for some time. One sister at Milwaukee and a number of grandchildren also survive her. Manitowoc Herald News Tuesday, July 29, 1924 pg. 2


JAN ZAGRODNIK (d. 1953) John Zagrodnik, 73, retired Manitowoc city employe, died Wednesday after a lingering illness. His residence was at 1115 S. 20th St. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Leschke Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. The Rev. John Landowski will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery. He was born June 20, 1879, in Manitowoc, and in 1904 married Nellie Korlesky who preceded him in death. He was a member of the St. Stanislaus Kostka Society of the parish. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Edwin Ploederl of Manitowoc, Mrs. Joseph Tomchek of Newton and Mrs. Paul B. Duruz of DeLand, Fla.; two sons, Dominic and Stanley of Manitowoc; a sister, Mrs. Frank Powaliscz of Manitowoc; and four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday until the hour of services Monday. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, January 29, 1953 pg. 2-M


JOHN J. ZAGRODNIK (d. 1965) John J. Zagrodnik Sr., 82, of 1144 S. 23rd St., Manitowoc, died Saturday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, after a lingering illness. Mr. Zagrodnik has been alderman of the old Seventh Ward for three terms. Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Leschke Bergner Funeral Home and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. John Landowski will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary Church Cemetery. Mr. Zagrodnik was born at Manitowoc May 25, 1882, son of the late John and Constance Krause Zagrodnik. He married Anna Frozena at St. Mary Church, Manitowoc, June 5, 1905. She died Feb. 12, 1953. He was an employe of Mirro Aluminum Co. 30 years and a member of the Mirro Retirement Club and Holy Name Society. Survivors are three sons, Edwin S., John Jr., and Albert Zagrodnik, two daughters, Mrs. Siegfried (Josephine) Kadow and Miss Catherine Zagrodnik, three brothers, Alex, Joseph and Paul Zagrodnik, a sister, Mrs. Josephine Bonk, of Manitowoc; 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home where at 7 o'clock this Monday evening the Rosary will be recited by the parish and members of the Holy Name Society. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, February 15, 1965 pg. T-5


JOSEF ZAGRODNIK WENT DOWN WITH BOAT Manitowoc Youth and His Two Rivers Brother-in-law Lose Live at Sheboygan FISHING SMACK IS CAPSIZED Northeasterly Gale Strikes Boat Within Short Distance From Shore- Accident Monday Afternoon By the capsizing of a Two Rivers fishing smack, which occurred less than half a mile out from Sheboygan late Monday afternoon, two lives were lost, one of the victims being Martin Zigrodnik a youth of this city and the other his brother-in-law, Florian Monka, of Two Rivers. The fatality was witnessed by people on the pier and a tug was at once sent to the rescue, but too late to lend assistance, the men having gone down before the scene was reached. Monka, who was a fisherman at Two Rivers, has recently placed a new gasoline engine into the boat and Monday morning, accompanied by a young Zigrodnik had set out to place the nets for a catch. At noon quite a sea prevailed and it is supposed that the boat was unable to make her way back, and drifted southward, the wind coming from the northeast, until near Sheboygan where an attempt was made to run to port. This was partly successful but the heavy sea carried the boat on the reef just north of the breakwater. Search for the bodies and boat was conducted, but all that could be recovered was two net boxes and several bouys. The boat in which the men put out was thirty feet in length, seven feet beam and of Mackinaw build. It is thought probable that Zigrodnik became seasick and was unable to assist in managing the boat and that Monka could do nothing alone. News of the accident reached here in the evening, but it was not until late that the identity of the unfortunate men was established. Zigrodnik was a youth of 18 years of age and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Zigrodnik, who reside on the South Side. Monka was married and is survived by several brothers and sisters. The loss entailed in the sinking of the boat is $900. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Tuesday, March 19, 1901 p.1 *********** NO TRACE OF BODIES Of Men Who Went Down In Fishing Smack at Sheboygan Monday. Up to the present time nothing more has been heard or seen of the two men who lost their lives by the foundering of their fishing boat while trying to enter the Sheboygan harbor in the severe storm of Monday. Relatives immediately hastened to Sheboygan from Two Rivers on receipt of the information but on account of the high sea running and large ice flows coming down the lake it was impossible to do anything toward searching for the bodies or the craft. Two Rivers city has for years been the home of hundreds of fisherman from the ranks of whom many men were selected to serve in the United States life saving service, and at one time every captain in charge of a station from Sturgeon Bay to South Chicago was a Two Riverite. The accident at Sheboygan is the first of its kind to occur since the year 1881, when two fishermen lost their lives by drowning while coming from Algoma. Several pieces of the Two Rivers fishing smack lost off Sheboygan break water Monday have been picked up in the river there. One of the pieces was part of the side of the boat and gun wale and another was a part of the spar that attached to the spar seat. Another article was a gallon can filled with oil, also a washboard. The parts of the boat were all painted a led (sic) color which corresponds with the color of the boat. A great many expressed the belief that the boat would remain intact but this seems a quite conclusion evidence that it has gone to pieces. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Friday, March 22, 1901, p. 1 ******** AFTER MANY DAYS - ZIGRODNEK The body washed ashore at Sheboygan Thursday was identified as the younger of the two unfortunate fisherman, Joseph Zigrodnek instead of Florian Monka as was first thought. The shoes worn by the young men were means by which this feet was revealed the corpse being badly decomposed. A sad scene was presented at the depot Friday when the body was brought to the city for burial. The mother could scarcely restrain her grief and all were greatly affected. The funeral occurred from the Polish church, Rev. Krzwonos officiating, interment was at the Polish cemetery. The circumstances surrounding the case were indeed sad and the bereaved parents have the sympathy of the community. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Saturday, August 3, 1901, p. 1


KONSTANCYA ZAGRODNIK Funeral services for Mrs. John Zagrodnik, aged 77, will be held Thursday morning at 8:30 from the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Bonk, 1133 South 22nd street, and at nine o'clock from the St. Mary's church. Burial will be in the St. Mary's cemetery. Mrs. Zagrodnik, nee Constance Krause, died at her daughter's home Tuesday morning. Manitowoc Herald Times Wednesday, October 21, 1936 pg. 2


MARTIN ZAGRODNIK YOUNG MAN VICTIM OF PNEUMONIA Martin Zogrodnik(sic) well known west side resident is dead at his  home 914 South Eighteenth street after an illness of two weeks due to  pneumonia. He was 35 years of age, born in this city and was a single  man. For a number of years past he has been employed in the local  plant of the ship building company. He is survived by his aged mother,  a sister, Mrs. M. McClare and one brother, John, of Superior. The  funeral will be held tomorrow morning from St. Mary’s Catholic church  at 9 o’clock and interment will be in the Polish cemetery.  Manitowoc Herald News, Friday, July 18, 1919 Page 2 ******** (Note: Per cemetery records, Marcin Zagrodnik d. July 16, 1920  as it is on his stone, the newspaper date is correct on this death notice. I can't explain what happened here. Martin is on the 1910 census for Manitowoc, living on Eighteenth street with his parents, Mike and Mary Zagrodnik)


MARY ZAGRODNIK MRS. ZAGRODNIK TO BE BURIED ON MONDAY Funeral services for the late Mrs. Mary Zagrodnik, who passed away at the home of her son, Anton, at 1901 Hamilton street yesterday, will be held Monday morning at nine o'clock, with burial at Calvary cemetery. The Rev. Pociecha will officiate. The deceased was 89 years of age and was born in Germany. She has been making her home in this city since the time of her arrival in this country at the age of 24. Besides her son, Anton, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mary McClure also of this city. Four grandchildren also survive. Her husband preceded her in death 14 years ago. Manitowoc Herald News Saturday, May 25, 1929 pg. 4


JOHN ZALEWSKI John Zaljusky(sic), aged 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Zaljusky, 1028 So. Twentieth street, died after a long illness of tuberculosis. The funeral will be held from St. Mary’s church at 9 tomorrow morning. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Friday, February 05, 1915, Page 1 (Note: From city directory/residents of 1028 So. 20th in 1915/ Mrs. Victoria Zalewska (widow of Mich.), John, Helen, Clara, Victoria, Michael)


VICTORIA ZALEWSKI (d. 1918) MRS. ZALEWSKY DEAD Mrs. Victoria Zalewski, 60 years of age, widow of the late Michael Zalewski, passed away last night, at the family home, 1028 South Twentieth street, after a several months’ illness. Nine children, Walter, Wencil, Mrs. Tillie Gorecki, Mrs. Martha Jagodinsky, Michael Jr., Helen and Victoria, all of this city. Mrs. Anna Shamrock, and Mrs. Clara Hopp, both of Fond du Lac, four brothers, and one sister, survive. Burial will take place Saturday morning from St. Mary’s church. Manitowoc Herald News, Tuesday, October 08, 1918, Page 15 ********* Mrs. Frank Shermack and Mrs. John Hopp have returned to Fond du Lac. They had been here to attend the funeral of their mother, Mrs. Victoria Zelewski, South Twentieth street. Manitowoc Herald News, Monday, October 14, 1918, Page 2


VICTORIA ZALEWSKI (d. 1922) FORMER LOCAL GIRL DIES AT FOND DU LAC Miss Victoria Zalewski died yesterday at Fond du Lac at the home of her sister, Mrs. Frank G. Shamrock with whom she had made her home for three years. The body will be brought to this city tonight and the funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock from the home of Mrs. Larry Gorecki, 932 South Twentieth street, with services at St. Mary's Catholic church. Burial will be at the St. Mary's cemetery. Miss Victoria Zalewski was born in this city April 7, 1899 and was twenty- three years old. She attended the local schools and later was employed at the plant of the Aluminum Goods Manufacturing company. Three years ago she left the city to make her home at Fond du Lac and death followed an illness of six months. She is survived by five sisters, Mrs. Frank Shamrock, Mrs. A.C. DeVelive and Mrs. John Hopp, all of Fond du Lac, Mrs. Larry Gorecki and Mrs. Alex Zagrodnik, this city and two brothers, Walter and Michael Zalewski, also of this city. Manitowoc Herald News, Wednesday August 9, 1922 P. 8


ANTHONY ZANDALA Anthony S. Zandala, 91, of 2501 Custer St., Manitowoc, died Friday evening at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Thaddeus J. Koszarel will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Zandala was born May 30, 1979, in Poland, son of the late Joseph and Magdalene Stasiek Zandala. He came to the United States with his family, settling at Manitowoc. He had been a partner with his brother Steve in the Zandala Construction Co. retiring 25 years ago. He married Salome Norkowski April 26, 1914, at Manitowoc. His wife preceded him in death April 17, 1966. Mr. Zandala was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Mary Church. Survivors include a son, Joseph of Manitowoc; seven daughters, Miss Wanda of Manitowoc, Mrs. Stanley (Clara) Kazmierski of Detroit, Mrs. J.W. (Frances) Steckbauer, Miss Serena and Miss Genevieve of Manitowoc, Sister M. Lola of West Point, Neb., and Mrs. Charles (Lucille) Leist of Manitowoc; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Four brothers and a sister preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday where a wake service will be at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, March 27, 1971 pg. M-15


ZOFIA ZAWADZKA Death Comes to End Long Illness Mrs. Sophie Zawatzki (sic) died at the family home at 1221 South Sixteenth street Sunday night at 11 o'clock, the end coming after an illness of six months. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 9 o'clock with services at St. Mary's Catholic church, the Rev. S.J. Kubiszewski officiating. Mrs. Zawatski, nee Beala, was born in Poland April 19, 1873 and came to this country eighteen years ago, coming directly to this city. She is survived by her husband and four children, Anna, John and Lawrence Zawatzki of this city and George Zawatzki of Omaha, Nebraska. Four sisters, living in Poland, also survive her. Manitowoc Herald News, Monday, March 2, 1925 P.2


ANNA ZAWADZKI GIRL JUMPS FROM AUTO—MAY DIE BADLY HURT AS HEAD HITS ON PAVEMENT Thought Driver Was Not Going To Stop and Jumped From Machine Anna Zawadzki, 23, who resides with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zawadzki, at 1221 South Sixteenth street, is in the hospital today battling against odds for life as result of injuries which she suffered late last night when she leaped from a moving automobile when the driver of the car failed to stop the machine at her home to permit her to leave it. Miss Zawadzski suffered a fractured skull and her condition was reported critical. Report of the matter has been made to District Attorney Ed Meyer and two boys who were in the car with the girl, will probably be summoned and in event of death of the girl, face prosecution. According to reports the car was driven by Verne Hall and his male companion was Hugo Vetter, said to be a resident outside the city, near Valders. Vetter is said to have made a statement at the time the girl was taken to the hospital that the car was driven by Hall. Attended Country Dance The accident came at conclusion of an evening at a country dance. Miss Zawadzki and a friend, Stella Kaminski, Marshall street, had accompanied Hall and Vetter and upon return of the party to the city the Kaminski girl was taken to her home. When the Zawadzki residence was reached by the two boys and girl, however, the driver of the car is said to have passed the house and Miss Zawadzki probably believing that the act was intentional, leaped from the rapidly moving car and was seriously if not fatally hurt. She was hurried to the hospital where everything possible is being done for her, but with chances against recovery. Manitowoc Herald News Monday, June 27, 1927 pg. 1 ******** DEATH OF GIRL IN AUTO LEAP WAS ACCIDENT Coroner's Jury Absolves Two Boys From Any Blame In Unfortunate Case “Death the result of accident” was the verdict returned by the jury which heard the testimony in the inquest of the death of Anna Zawadski, who died from injuries sustained when she leaped from an automobile Sunday night near her home on South Sixteenth street, after returning from a country dance with two boys and a girl companion. Hugo Vetter, owner, and Verne Hall, driver of the car, were absolved by the verdict and freed of any responsibility for the tragedy. Hall had been detained by orders of the district attorney after the accident and was released at once. Coat Caught In Door. Testimony of both Vetter and Hall and Stella Kaminski, who had been with the party but was not in the car at the time of the fatal leap by Miss Zawadszki established that non of the party had been drinking at the dance which they attended at Silver Lake. Vetter and Hall testified that the car was traveling slowly, not over ten to fifteen miles, at the time the Zawadzki girl jumped from the machine and it was indicated that the girl's coat caught on the door and caused the fall to the street. Both men declared that no offense had been offered the dead girl and that her action came as the car was in front of the home and unexpectedly to either. Some remark about going to the beach, which had been made on the way from the lake and rejected by Miss Kaminski before she was taken home, was referred to, but it was testified that the Zawadzki girl had referred to it herself. Had Met For First Time. According to testimony of Vetter and Hall and Miss Kaminski the members of the party had met for the first time the evening of the accident when the two boys suggested an auto ride and after having been refused by the girls, met them later and they entered the car and suggested going to the lake. After returning, the Kaminski girl was taken to her home and Miss Zawadzki, when the car arrived in front of her home said, “I am going to jump.” and opened the door. Hall said that he had no slowed up but was traveling slowly. The girl was taken to the hospital by the two boys who later notified Mr. Kaminski of the accident and the father of the injured girl. The accident happened about 11:30 it was testified. Many Witnesses. Coroner Kemper, Dr. Stueck, who attended the injured girl, three members of the party, Mr. Zawadzki, father of the girl, were witnesses. Dr. Stueck said the girl had a fractured skull, cut on the left chin, a gracture of the jaw and fracture at the base of the skull. The jury returned its verdict in a short time. Vetter, who is 25, is a Valders youth, and Hall resides in the city at 526 North Tenth street. Vetter said Hall was the better driver and was at the wheel for that reason. Vetter is employed by Moede & Son. Girl's Funeral Tomorrow. The jury was R.G. Hessel, Henry Groth, John Glander, John Pekarske, Ed Endries, Mr. Sadusky, District Atty. Meyer and Assistant John Megna conducted the inquiry. The burial of the Zawadski girl will be held tomorrow morning from the home to St. Mary's church, at 8:30. Manitowoc Herald News Friday, July 1, 1927 pg. 2


JOSEPHINE ZAWATZKI Mrs. Josephine Zawatzki, 72, died early today at her home, 1302 South 15th street, following a lingering illness. Due to the 40 hours devotions at St. Marys Catholic church, the services will not be held until 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Pfeffer Funeral home and at 9 a.m. at St. Marys Catholic church. The Rev. John Landowski will officiate with burial in St. Marys cemetery. Mrs. Zawatzki, nee Koezorowski, was born in Two Rivers in 1878 and following her marriage to Lawrence Zawatzki in 1904, moved to Manitowoc. He died 23 years ago. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Martin Tomchek and Mrs. Paul Ziarnik of Manitowoc, Mrs. Lester Harmon of Milwaukee; son, Joseph of Chicago; brother, Anton of Two Rivers; three sisters, Mrs. Frank Monka, Mrs. Mary Doncheck and Mrs. Louis Rocheleau of Two Rivers; 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 p.m. Tuesday until time of services. The rosary will be recited at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, March 18, 1950 P.2


MARTHA ZAWATZKI Martha Zawacki birth: 2 August 1896 Manitowoc, Wis. death: 26 September 1896 Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Manitowoc father: Laurentius Zawacki mother: Praxedis Biatkowski Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968 *Note: She was place here because her father is here and her mother is under the surname spelling of Zawadzka.


MARYANNA ZAWATZKI MISS ZAWATZKI PASSES AWAY AT HOSPITAL TODAY Miss Mary Zawatzki, aged forty-five, passed away at the Holy Family hospital this morning after a lingering illness. Miss Zawatzki submitted to a goiter operation last Saturday, and that together with complications hastened her death. The deceased was born in Chicago April ninth, 1884 and came to this city five years ago, making her home with her sister, Mrs. Adolph Turczynski at 1802 Hamilton street who together with another sister, Mrs. Stanley Wisniski of Wailand, Mich., and one brother, John, of Chicago survive her. Funeral services will be Saturday at nine o'clock from the St. Mary's Catholic church, the Rev. Pociecha officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary's cemetery. Manitowoc Herald News Tuesday, April 30, 1929 pg. 2


STANISLAW ZAWATZKI PATHOS IN DEATH TODAY OF AGED MAN Waited For the Arrival of Sons But Lost Hope and Passes On At Hospital For two days Stanley Zwatski, aged South Side resident, who had been a patient at the hospital for two weeks following an operation hoped that his sons might reach his bedside before the end came feeling that he was doomed and then today when informed that they had not arrived, he calmly told watchers that he could wait no longer and a few moments later, had passed away. The aged man had fought off death in hope of seeing his sons again but lost his fight today. Mr. Zwatski had been a resident here since 1907 and up to two weeks ago when taken ill he had been employed at the plant of the Aluminum Goods Company. He made his home at 1221 So. Sixteenth street. Leaves Three Sons. Mr. Zwatski is survived by three sons, all residents out of the city, Lawrence and George at Chicago and John at Milwaukee, and one brother, Andrew, also of Chicago. No funeral arrangements have been made, awaiting word for the sons. Manitowoc Herald News, Wednesday, April 11, 1928 P. 2


WENZEL ZAWATZKI Wenzel Zawatzki, aged 24, son of Mrs. Josephine Zawatzki of this city, died at the Maple Crest sanitarium early Sunday morning, a stroke climaxing a long siege of suffering. Mr. Zawatzki had been at the sanitarium for some time and while his condition was thought to be serious at times, death came wholly unexpected. Deceased was born in this city, September 21, 1902, attending local schools. For the last three years he has been employed as a clerk with a Milwaukee business house. He is survived by his mother one brother Joseph of Chicago, and three sisters, Mrs. Paul Ziarnik of this city, Marion of Milwaukee and Priscilla of this city. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning from St. Mary's church at nine o'clock, Father Kubiszewski officiating at the services. Burial will take place at St. Mary's cemetery. Manitowoc Herald News Monday, October 25, 1926 pg. 12


JOHN ZBORALSKI OLD RESIDENT OF CITY DIES AT AGE OF 74 John Zboralski, resident of this city since 1881 when he came to this country from Germany where he was born 74 years ago, died at the Holy Family hospital yesterday morning. Mr. Zboralski suffered a stroke of paralysis last week and was removed to the hospital. He has been a sufferer from rheumatism for the past ten years and been unable to work and death came as a release from suffering. He is survived by his wife, on whose birthday anniversary his death occurred, four sons and three daughters. Joseph, Frank and John of this city, Peter of Milwaukee, Mrs. Charles Milford, Marshall street, with whom the couple made their home, Mrs. Joseph Rolder?, Youngstown, Ohio and Miss Lizzie, of Milwaukee. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 9 o’clock from St. Mary’s Catholic church and interment will be at the Polish cemetery. Manitowoc Herald News, Tuesday, July 15, 1919 Page 2 ******** Mr. and Mrs. Peter Zboralski, Mrs. Jacob Czaskos and Mrs. A. Zasiecki who were here to attend the funeral of the late John Zboralski, motored to Sturgeon Bay yesterday to see the cherry orchards and while there the ladies gathered 88 quarts of cherries in two hours. They departed for their homes at Milwaukee this morning and took the cherries with them. Where the picking is done by the purchaser a charge of seven cents per pound for the fruit is made. Manitowoc Herald News, Friday, July 18, 1919 Page 1


JOHN ZBORALSKI (d. 1962) John Zboralski, 88, formerly of 2302 Marshall St., Manitowoc, died Monday night at a Manitowoc hospital following an illness of 19 months. Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church with the Rev. Casimir Kutiuk officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Zboralski was born Oct. 15, 1873, in Germany, son of the late John and Elizabeth Wicibowski Zboralski. He came to the United States as a small boy and resided at Manitowoc most of his life. Prior to his retirement 25 years ago, he was a cigar maker by trade. He never married. Among survivors are two brothers, Frank of Manitowoc and Peter of Milwaukee; three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Sunoc of Milwaukee, Mrs. Charles Milford of Manitowoc and Mrs. Joseph Reiber of Newcastle, Penn., and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times Tuesday, July 17, 1962 pg. T-7


VERONICA ZBORALSKI Funeral services for Mrs. Veronica Zboralski, 89, of 2112 Washington St., Manitowoc, who died Monday at home, will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. John Landowski will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Zboralski, nee Veronica Jackoboski, was born March 10, 1879, at Manitowoc, daughter of the late Peter and Frances Jackoboski. On Sept. 2, 1900, she was married to Frank Zboralski at Two Rivers, and he preceded her in death Aug. 5, 1966. Survivors include a daughter. Mrs. Earl Dusold, of Manitowoc; a son, Dr. Frank, of Fall Creek, Wis., a grandson and four great grandchildren. Seven sisters and two brothers preceded her in death. Friends may call at the funeral home this Tuesday evening where at 7 o'clock the Rosary will be recited. Manitowoc Herald Times Tuesday, January 28, 1969 pg. M-7


ARTHUR ZELEWSKE Funeral services were held Monday morning for Arthur Zelewski, 16, who was accidentally killed last Thursday afternoon at the home of his brother, Norbert, Jackson street, while examining a 32 caliber revolver. The boy had gone into the yard after dinner to shoot sparrows, using an air rifle. He was unsuccessful and was advised of the revolver in the dresser drawer. The boy was rushed to the hospital after the shooting but was dead upon arrival there. Survivors are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Zelewski, 1509 Clark street, the brother and two sisters. No inquest was held. Manitowoc Sun Messenger January 8, 1937 pg. 1


ELEANOR A. ZELEWSKE Death Release From Suffering Fro Miss Zelewske Death came as a release from suffering for Miss Eleanore Charlotte Zelewske at the family home, 932 South Twenty-third street, at 2:30 yesterday afternoon after an illness of more then a year. The funeral will be held Saturday morning from the home at 8:30 with services at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's Catholic church, the Rev. S.J. Dubiszewski officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary's cemetery. Born here March 21, 1906, Miss Zelewske was nineteen at her last birthday. She attended the local schools and after leaving school remained at home to assist her mother with the household duties. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Zelewske, two sisters, Eva and Elizabeth and three brothers, Norbert, Walter Jr., and Arthur. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. Wednesday, June 10, 1925 P. 2 (Note: The year of death on the tombstone is 1924.)


JENNIE ZELEWSKE Mrs. Walter Zelewske, 59, lifelong resident of the county, died yesterday afternoon at the Holy Family hospital. In failing health for two years, she has been making her home with a daughter, Mrs. Elmer Herman of 2805 South Tenth street. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from the Shimek and Schwartz funeral home and at nine o'clock from the St. Andrews Catholic church, the Rev. Henry Letz officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery. Mrs. Zelewske, nee Jennie Wolske, was born at Two Rivers in 1888 and 38 years ago was married to Mr. Zelewske. They always made Manitowoc their home. Survivors are the widower; two daughters, Mrs. Steve Eftemoff of Racine, Mrs. Elmer Herman of this city; son, Norbert, of this city; sister, Mrs. Jacob Oster of Racine, two brothers, Michael of Plainfield, Wis., Frank of Sturtevant, Wis.; and ten grandchildren. The body may be viewed at the funeral home from this evening at 7 o'clock until the hour of the services. The rosary will be recited Friday evening at 8:15. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, March 19, 1942 pg. 3


WALTER ZELEWSKE RIVER CLAIMS FIRST DROWNING VICTIM WALTER ZELEWSKE JR. AGED 13, LOSES LIFE AT RAPIDS TUESDAY WHEN HE WADES INTO HOLE Companions Become Panic Stricken and Fail To Rescue Him - Max Mrotek, 9, Rescued By His Older Brother From a Similar Fate-Nine Boys in Party In the first drowning fatality of the present summer in Manitowoc, Walter Zelewske, Jr., aged 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Zelewske, Sr., 932 South Twenty-third street lost his life in the upper Manitowoc river, near the first Rapids bridge late Tuesday afternoon. Zelewske was one of a party of nine boys who had gone swimming at the Rapids. Most of them were from the west side here, others in the party being boys from Rapids. It came close to being a double tragedy for Max Mrotek, aged nine years, was rescued by his brother Arthur, 11, after he had stepped into the same hole that Zelewske stumbled into, while wading out from the bank of the stream. Body Recovered in 2 Hours The drowning occurred shortly before three o'clock in the afternoon, and it was nearly two hours later before M. Schettl and Harold Weisner, dragging the river bottom from a row boat with an improvised drag made from barbed wire torn from an adjoining fence, succeeded in locating the body and bringing it to the surface. Reports of the drowning, as told by Zelewskie's companions vary considerably, but it is evident that his companions became panic stricken when they saw the Zelewske boy sink from sight and although he came up three times they failed to rescue him. During his struggle in the water Zelewske grabbed the arm of Paul Weina, one of the boys in the group but the latter succeeded in breaking his hold and swimming to safety. The Weina boy is a son of Robert Weina, South Twenty-fifth street, who is at the hospital here with a fractured skull, as a result of an automobile accident near Whitelaw last Sunday. Leaves Homes After Dinner The Zelewske boy, in company with Arthur and Max Mrotek and Paul Weina set out from their homes on the west side shortly after dinner yesterday for the Rapids to go swimming in the river. They selected a spot near the old picnic ground, where the river bends just before reaching the first Rapids bridge. Near this spot is a hole, which is eight feet deep and it is said that an older boy warned the youngsters not to go near the spot. The Mrotek boys said that they were wading about the river and with Zelewske suddenly got in beyond their depth. Neither Zelewske nor the younger Mrotek could swim. The former suffered from rupture and although 13 years of age did not seem to be over ten. Arthur Mrotek who could swim came to the rescue and succeeded in pulling his brother from his precarious position. Villagers Drag River By this time the alarm had spread. Young Zelewske had come up three times, each time clutching weeds in his hand, which he had grabbed when he sank to the bottom. The alarm spread to the village of Rapids and men from there came to aid in the search for the boy. Several tried diving into the deep part where Zelewske had disappeared but failed to locate the body. It was then that Schettl and Wiesner in a boat with the wire drag started operations and located the body after an hour's work. It was brought to the bank and later taken to the Shimek & Schwartz undertaking parlors, and the parents notified. In the meantime the other boys had dressed hastily and departed for their homes. In addition to the two Mrotek brothers and Paul Weina, the party included Arnold and Clarence Reimers, Leonard Turchinski, Lew Ensign and Clarence Warunda. Home A Sad One The Zelewske home was a sad one last night and today. The mother of the drowned lad has just recently recovered from a serious illness and had been up and about but a few days. Besides the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Zelewske, Sr., two brothers, Norbert and Arthur and two sisters, Elizabeth and Eva survive. The boy was a student at the St. Mary's parochial school and had just completed the fifth grade. Funeral services will take place Friday morning from the St. Mary's Catholic church. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. Wednesday, July 11, 1928 P. 2


WALTER ZELEWSKI Funeral services for Walter Zelewski, 77, of 2611 Marshall St., Manitowoc, who died Tuesday evening at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. John Landowski will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Zelewski was born in Poland Feb. 3, 1882, son of the late Michael and Victoria Musial Zelewski. He was brought to the Uni9ted States by his parents at the age of two. May 16, 1904 he married Jennie Walske. The couple came to Manitowoc in 1930. Before his retirement in 1947, Mr. Zelewski was employed since 1930 by Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry, Manitowoc. Mrs. Zelewski died in 1940. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. George Kreiter of Racine; a son, Norbert of Manitowoc; four sisters, Mrs. Joseph Mueller, Mrs. Larry Gorecke and Mrs. Alex Zagrodnick of Manitowoc and Mrs. A.C. DeVelice of Fond du Lac; 17 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday where the Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, March 19, 1959 pg. T-5


MARY ZENDALA Mrs. Mary Zendala, 87, of 1014 S. 25th St., Manitowoc, died Tuesday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, and at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Thaddeus J. Koszarek will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Zendala, nee Mary Mella, was born Dec. 30, 1883, in the Town of Newton, daughter of the late Francis and Veronica Mella. She was married to Steve Zendala Nov. 27, 1910, at Manitowoc. He preceded her in death March 5, 1942. Mrs. Zendala was a member of the Rosary Society of St. Mary Church. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Harry (Eleanore) Kasten, Mrs. Ray (Esther) Meyer and Miss Florence, of Manitowoc, and Mrs. Hugo (Helen) Cutrera, of Lincolnwood, Ill., and four grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday where a Rosary will be recited at 4:30 p.m. by the Rosary Society and a Memorial service will be held at 7:45 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. August 31, 1971


STEVE ZENDALA Steve Zendala, 59, head of the Zendala Construction Company and a contractor here for many years, died Thursday evening at the family home, 1020 South 25th street. He had been seriously ill in recent weeks. Funeral services will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. from the home and at 10 o'clock from the St. Mary's Catholic church. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery. Mr. Zendala was born in Poland in 1882 and accompanied his parents to Manitowoc. He engaged in road and bridge construction work when a young man and founded the Zendala Construction Company which specialized in highway and bridge construction work in Wisconsin. He married Miss Mary Mella in 1911. She survives with four daughters, Mrs. Harry Kasten, Esther and Florence, of this city, Miss Helen Zendala of Chicago; two brothers, the Rev. A.B. Zendala of Detroit and Anton of this city. He was a member of the SPA and the Holy Name society. The body will be moved to the Zendala home from the Shimek and Schwartz funeral home Saturday at 5 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times Friday, March 6, 1942 pg. 2


ALEX ZIARNIK ZIARNIK-Mr. Alex, 63, of 1912 Marshall Street, died Monday. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Pfeffer funeral home and at 9 a.m. at the St. Mary Catholic church, the Rev. John Landowski officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary cemetery. The body may be viewed this evening at the funeral home until the hour of services Thursday. The rosary will be recited Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. November 23, 1949 P. 17


ANASTAZYA ZIARNIK Mrs. Joseph Ziarnik, 59, of 2109 Madison street, died late yesterday afternoon, following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Shimek and Schwartz funeral home and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic church, the Rev. John S. Landowski officiating. Burial wil (sic) be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Ziarnik, nee Anastazya Zagrodnik, was born in Manitowoc in 1887 and was married to Mr. Ziarnik in 1906. Survviors (sic) are the husband, two daughters, Mrs. August Becker and Miss Eleanor Ziarnik of Manitowoc; two sons, Leonard S. and Harry W. of Manitowoc; one sister, Mrs. Anna Povalisz of Manitowoc; two brothers, John of Manitowoc and Michael of Chicago; four grandchildren and there (sic) great-grandchildren. The body may be viewed at the funeral home from 7 p.m. Thursday until time of services on Saturday. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, February 19, 1947 P.2


ANDREW ZIARNIK Andrew F. Ziarnik, 60, of 924 Commercial St., Manitowoc, died Wednesday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. Friday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. John S. Landowski will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Ziarnik was born Oct. 4, 1908, at Manitowoc, son of the late Michael and Josephine Labinski Ziarnik, and worked at Mirro Aluminum Co., Manitowoc, until illness forced retirement on 1966. Survivors include three brothers, Leonard and Adolph, of Manitowoc and Clarence, of Two Rivers and nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the funral home after 6 o'clock this Thursday evening where at 7 o’clock the Rosary will be recited. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, January 2, 1969 pg. T-15


ANNA ZIARNIK (d. 1919) Mrs. Anna Ziarnik, wife of Charles Ziarnik, 2201 Marshall street, died on Saturday of influenza. The deceased was 28 years of age. The funeral will be held on Wednesday from the home. Manitowoc Herald News, Monday, October 28, 1918, Page 2 ******* (NOTE: I checked with the cem. office and her record says she died in 1919.)


ANNA ZIARNIK (d. 1921) Mrs. Jos. Ziarnek Dies, Long Illness Anna, wife of Joseph Ziarnek, 1024 South Twenty-second street, died this morning after a lingering illness of many months. The decedent was born in Germany, January 1, 1867, but came here as a babe with her parents who located in this city. Besides her husband she leaves eleven children to mourn her departure. They are Alex, Paul, Frances, Alice, Theresa, Sophia, Theodore, Adeline, Emil, Julia and Clementine, all of this city. Funeral arrangements will be made known later. Manitowoc Herald News Friday, May 13, 1921 pg. 3


ANNA ZIARNIK (d. 1976) Mrs. Anna Ziarnik, 89, a former Manitowoc resident, died Saturday at Milwaukee County General Hospital, Milwaukee. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Joseph Mattern will officiate with burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Ziarnik was born Jan. 12, 1887, in Wisconsin. Her husband, John Ziarnik, preceded her in death Sept. 5, 1945. survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Harry and Dorothy Ziarnik, of Milwaukee and a grandson, Bruce Ziarnik, and other relatives. A son, Gordon, preceded her in death. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home from 4 to 9 o'clock the Monday evening, where a prayer service will be at 7 o'clock. Herald Times Reporter Monday March 29, 1976 pg. 3


ANTON ZIARNIK (d. 1951) Heart Attack Is Fatal To Anton Ziarnik, 73 MANITOWOC—Anton B. Ziarnik, 73, of 1911 Hamilton street, died of a heart attack Friday morning during a visit to the Gregory and Simenson clinic here. A rescue squad consisting of Asst. Fire Chief Nels Petersen and Firemen Art Nichels and Kenneth Miller employed an inhalator and an iron lung in a vain attempt to revive the stricken man. Mr. Ziarnik was born in Two Rivrs and came to Manitowoc when a young man. He is survivied by a son, Marvin, and five daughters, Mrs. John Piakowski, Mrs. Charles Sitkowitz, Mrs. Fred Duenkel, Mrs. Fred Stroupp and Mrs. Albert Zagrodnik, all of this city. Funeral arrangements are in charge of the Pfeffer funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times Friday, May 18, 1951 pg. 2-M ******** Funeral services for Anton B. Ziarnik, 73, of 1911 Hamilton street, Manitowoc, who died suddenly of a heart attack Friday at the Gregory and Simenson clinic, will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Pfeffer funeral home and at 9 o'clock at the St. Mary Catholic church. The Rev. John Landowski will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. He was born in Two Rivers in 1878 and came to Manitowoc as a boy with his parents. In 1900 he married Miss Blanche Becker. A cigar-maker by trade, he was later employed at the Reiss Coal company for 20 years and then with the White House Milk company until his retirement in 1949. His wife died in 1941. Mrs. Ziarnik was a member of the Holy Name society, St. Stanislaus society, Catholic Order of Foresters, and St. Aloysius society. Survivors are a son, Marvin and five daughters, Mrs. John Pirskowski, Mrs. Charles Sitkowitz, Mrs. Fred Duenkel, Mrs. Fred Stroupp, and Mrs. Albert Zagrodnik of Manitowoc; two brothers, John and Peter of Manitowoc; 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock Saturday evening where the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, May 19, 1951 pg. 2-M


BETTY J. ZIARNIK Miss Betty Ziarnik, 22, of 1024 South 22nd street, Manitowoc, a senior at LaCrosse State Teachers college, La Crosse, Wis., died Thursday evening at Holy Family hospital following a short illness. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Pfeffer funeral home, Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic church, the Rev. John Landowski officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary cemetery, Manitowoc. Betty Ziarnik was born in 1929 in Milwaukee and came to Manitowoc with her parents when she was a child. She attended Manitowoc Parochial schools, was graduated from Lincoln high school in 1947, and was a senior at La Crosse State teachers college. Survivors are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Ziarnik of 1024 South 22nd street, Manitowoc; two brothers, Robert of Milwaukee and George of Milwaukee. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday and the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. Friday, January 12, 1951 P. 12


CHARLES ZIARNIK Charles Ziarnik, 66, of 1334 South 21st street, died early today, following a lingering illness. He was born in the city in 1880 and in 1922 married Miss Tillie Schroeder. She survives with two daughters; son (Survivors omitted for privacy.); two brothers, Ignatz of this city and Walter of Two Rivers; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Matczynski and Mrs. Agnes Musial both of this city; and five grandchildren. He was a member of the Stanislaus Koska society of St. Mary's church. Funeral plans will be announced Wednesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, September 24, 1946 P.2 ******** Funeral services for Charles Ziarnik, of 1334 South 21st street, who died yesterday, will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the home and at 9 o'clock at the St. Marys Catholic church, the Rev. John Landowski officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be moved to the Ziarnik home Thursday afternoon from the Shimek and Schwartz funeral home and the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, September 25, 1946 P.2 ******** JOINT FUNERAL RITES SATURDAY A brother and sister, who died 36 hours apart in this city, will be buried at identical rites Saturday morning at the St. Mary's Catholic church. They are Charles Ziarnik, 66, of 1334 South 21st street, who died Tuesday morning, and Mrs. Frank Matczynski, 70, of 1221 South 22nd street, who died last night at the Holy Family hospital. Mrs. Matczynski, nee Mary Ziarnik, was born in this city in 1876 and in 1898 was married to Mr. Matczynski. They always resided here. Survivors are the husband; sister, Mrs. Agnes Musial of this city; two brothers, Ignatz of this city and Walter of Two Rivers. She was a member of the Holy Rosary and Sacred Heart societies of St. Mary's congregation. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the home and at 9 o'clock at the church at the same hour that rites are to be held for her brother, Charles. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery. The body was moved to the home from the Shimek and Schwartz funeral home late today, where the rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Friday by the Rev. John Landowski. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, September 26, 1946 pg. 4


CLARA ZIARNIK Clara Ziarnik birth: 16 February 1894 Manitowoc, Wis. death: 16 February 1896 Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin father: Joseph Ziarnik mother: Annie Mrotek Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


EDWIN F. ZIARNIK Edwin F. Ziarnik, 71, of 2002 Hamilton Street, Manitowoc, died Tuesday, January 9, 1990, at the family residence. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. Presiding the Mass of Christian Burial will be Rev. Eugene Brochtrup with burial to follow at St. Mary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Graveside Military Rites by VFW Post 659 of Manitowoc. Mr. Zianrik was born February 1, 1918, in Manitowoc, son of the late Felix and Josephine Napiecinski Ziarnik. He married the former Hazel Kucksdorf on June 8, 1940, at St. Paul Catholic Church, Manitowoc. Mr. Ziarnik was a painting contractor, retiring in 1978. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 706, member of Veterans of Foreign Wars 659, 44 year member of Painters Union Local 499 and Mr. Ziarnik was a Veteran serving in World War II in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre in the United States Army. Survivors include his wife, Hazel; two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Beth Ziarnik of Oshkosh, Larry and Bridget Ziarnik of Green Bay; a daughter and son-n-law, Sandra and Roger Tangeman of Naperville, Illinois; a brother and sister-in-law, LeRoy and LaVerne Ziarnik of Appleton; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Jean and William Wilke of Manitowoc; two brothers-in-law, Ervin and Lorraine Mehlberg of Manitowoc, Les and Jean Kucksdorf of Las Vegas and nine grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Diana Ziarnik and a grandson, Trevor Tangeman. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. Eagles Memorial Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. and a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. The family requests memorials to Cystic Fibrosis foundation or to the Family Service Association of Manitowoc. Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter



FELIX ZIARNIK Felix Ziarnik, 72, of 2002 Hamilton St. Manitowoc, died Wednesday morning at home. Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. John S. Landowski will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. The lifelong Manitowoc resident was born Jan. 29, 1893, son of the late Frank and Mary Becker Ziarnik. He married Josephine Napiecinski April 24, 1918, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Two Rivers. Mrs. Ziarnik died Feb. 27, 1962. Mr. Ziarnik had been employed 50 years by Mirro Aluminum Co. retiring five years ago, where in later years he had been a foreman. He was a member of Holy Name Society of St. Mary Church and Foreman’s Club of Mirro. Surviving him are a daughter, Mrs. William Wilke, of Manitowoc; two sons, Edwin, of Manitowoc and Leroy of Wisconsin Rapids; two brothers Leo of Milwaukee and Joseph of Manitowoc; a sister, Mrs. Anton Markowski, of Manitowoc and 11 grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, January 6, 1966 pg. T-5


FRANCES ZIARNIK MRS. ZARNIK (sic) DIES IN CITY FUNERAL WILL BE HELD Friday From Leschke Parlors. Mrs. John Zarnik (sic), of 1221 South 31st? street, died last night after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Friday at 9 a.m. from the Leschke funeral home, Washington street. Interment will be at St. Mary’s cemetery. The deceased, whose maiden name was Frances Markoski, was born in Chicago and 28 years ago came to Manitowoc. She was married here the following year to John Zarnik (sic). Survivors are the widower; four daughters, Mrs. Frank Wolf, Mrs. Alvin Van Lannan, Lorraine and Mildred, all of this city; three sons, Stanley, Alvin and Norbert, city; two brothers, Anton and Henry, city; and three sisters, Mrs. William Kabat, Chicago, Mrs. Joseph Mudish and Mrs. Joseph Sobel, city. The body is at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, February 13, 1935 P. 2


FRANCISZEK ZIARNIK From Der Nord Westen, 10 May 1906: 23-year old Frank Zarnik here died Friday. He is survived by a widow, his parents and several sisters. The funeral was held Monday from the Polish Church.


FRANK ZIARNIK FRANK ZIARNIK, 73, PASSES AWAY MONDAY AT DAUGHTER'S HOME Frank Ziarnik, 73, who for the past seven years has been making his home with his daughter, Mrs. Henry Markosky, 1238 South Twentieth street, passed away at the home Monday night. He was born in Germany in 1859 and came to this country fifty-five years ago. His wife, who was Miss Mary Becker, passed away seven years ago. The deceased was a member of the St. Joseph's society. Three sons, Joseph, Felix and Leo all of this city, one daughter, Mrs. Henry Markosky, city, and nine grandchildren survive. The remains were removed to the home this afternoon from the Shimek and Schwartz parlors. Burial will be Thursday morning at 8:30 from the home, 1228 South Twentieth street and at nine from the St. Mary's Catholic church, with interment in St. Mary's cemetery. Manitowoc Herald News Tuesday, April 19, 1932 pg. 9


GERMAINE ZIARNIK 6-YEAR-OLD GIRL VICTIM SLEEPING SICKNESS TODAY Another death due to sleeping sickness which is sweeping the state with terrible results, is recorded here today in the passing away of Germaine, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ziarnik, 909 Nineteenth street. For eighteen days the child had been afflicted and it was impossible to arouse her and her condition gradually became weakened and death resulted early today. The death is the second within a week from sleeping sickness. Besides the parents one brother and a sister survive the Ziarnik child. Manitowoc Herald News Wednesday, March 23, 1921 pg. 1 ******** 1920 Manitowoc Ward 5 John F. Ziarnik head 39, Anna wife 32, Theresa dau 12, Gorden son 9, Germain dau 4 10/12


HARRY ZIARNIK (d. 1920) Harry, the thirteen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ziarnek(sic), 1324 So. Seventeenth street, died yesterday of inflammatory rheumatism. Manitowoc Herald News, November 22, 1920 P. 8


IGNATZ ZIARNIK Ignatz Ziarnik, 76, of 1233 South 20th street, Manitowoc, retired cigar-maker, died Tuesday afternoon, following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Leschke funeral home, Manitowoc, and at 9 o'clock at Sm Mary Catholic church. The Rev. John Landowski will officiate, and burial will be in the church cemetery. He was born in Milwaukee in 1874 and always resided here. He followed the cigar making trade for years in Manitowoc shops. He never married. Survivors are a brother, Walter of Two rivers, sister, Mrs. Agnes Musial of Manitowoc; 15 nieces and 10 nephews. Friends may call at the funeral home, where the rosary will be recited at 7 o'clock Wednesday night. Manitowoc Herald Times Wednesday, September 20, 1950 pg. 2-T


JOHN ZIARNIK (d. 1935) ZIARNIK, John—Age 57, died Wednesday, ill three years. Born in 1879 in this city. Married Frances Markoski 27 years ago. Worked at Shipyards, home at 1321 (or 1331?) South 21st street. Wife died last February. Survived by four daughters, three sons, three brothers, three sisters, and two grandchildren. Funeral from Leschke funeral home Friday at 9 a.m. with the Rev. J. M. Pociecha officiating. Interment St. Mary’s cemetery. Manitowoc Herald Times, May 10, 1935 P. 19


JOHN ZIARNIK (d. 1945) SAILOR DROWNS, WORKER KILLED Man Tumbles Into River; Ziarnik Is Crushed To Death A watchman on a lake freighter drowned in the Manitowoc river and a workman in an elevator here was crushed to death in accidents last night and this morning. The dead: Arnold Othberg, 43, of Cleveland, Ohio, lost his life when he tumbled into the river being hoisted aboard the freighter Sierra shortly before 7 o'clock last night. John T. Ziarnik, 64, of 909 South 19th street, fatally injured when caught in machinery in elevator B of the Red Arrow Malting company shortly after 9 o'clock this morning. Coroner Theodore Teitgen, who was called in both cases, announced no inquest would be held. (SNIP) Caught In Pulley Mr. Ziarnik, who has been employed at the elevators for about 20 years as an oiler, was oiling pulleys on some machinery this morning in the cupola at the elevators when his right arm was caught in the pulley belt and he was drawn into the machinery. The right arm was served and his head was crushed in the accident. It took police and factory workers about an hour to extract the body. Police reported that there was an automatic trip on the pulley system so that the slightest disturbance would shut off the motor, but Mr. Ziarnik was drawn into the machinery before it stopped. Coroner Teitgen said death was instantaneous. Mr. Ziarnik had been working (Continued on Page 4, Col. 3) SAILOR DROWNS, WORKER KILLED (Continued from Page 1) with Frank Augustine, route 4, Manitowoc, who noticed that the machine had shut down. He saw Mr. Ziarnik was caught in the pulley system and summoned Julius Hokenson, foreman, 909 Huron street. Hokenson and Milton Harmon, 901 Buffalo street, another worker, extricated the mangled body. Always Lived Here Mr. Ziarnik, a native of Manitowoc, always made his home in the residence on 19th street where he was born 64 years ago. Before joining the employ of the malting company, he worked for the North Western railroad company a number of years, and during World War I worked at the shipyards. On Jan. 16, 1905, Mr. Ziarnik was united in marriage with Anna Stefaniak, who survives with three children. They are Gordon of West Allis, Theresa of Manitowoc and Pfc. Harry Ziarnik in Austira, who has been overseas with American armed forces since April, 1944. Other survivors are four sisters, Mrs. Louis Dombrowski, Mrs. Lawrence Wesoloski, Mrs. Albert Ziarnik and Mrs. Casimir Wesoloski and one brother, Louis Ziarnik, all of whom reside in Milwaukee. The body was removed to the Pfeffer funeral home, where the rosary will be recited at 7:15 o'clock Thursday evening. The casket will not be open. The funeral had been set for Friday morning 9 o'clock at the funeral parlors and at 9:30 at the St. Mary Catholic church. The Rev. John Landowski will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery. Mr. Ziarnik was a member of the Eagles aerie, and the Brewers and Malsters union. Manitowoc Herald Times Wednesday, September 5, 1945 pg. 1 & 4


JOSEPH ZIARNIK (d. 1922) Joseph Ziarnik Is Dead at Age of 64 A complication of diseases yesterday caused the death of Joseph Ziarnik, aged sixty-four, at his home at 1024 South Twenty-second street. The deceased is survived by eleven children. His wife passed away a year ago. The children are: Alex, Paul, Theodore, Frances, Alice, Theresa, Mrs. I. Blazek, Green Bay; Adelin, Julia, Emil and Clemens. The funeral will be held Friday morning at nine o'clock with services at the St. Mary's church. Burial will be at St. Mary's cemetery. Manitowoc Herald News, Tuesday, May 16, 1922 P.1


JOSEPH ZIARNIK (d. 1967) Joseph F. Ziarnik, 82, of 2109 Madison St., Manitowoc, died Thursday at Manitowoc County Hospital. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. John S. Landowski will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery. Mr. Ziarnik was born Oct. 11, 1884, at Manitowoc, son of the late Frank and Mary Becker Ziarnik. He married Nettie Zagrodnik June 4, 1906, at Manitowoc, and she died Feb. 23, 1947. He was an employe for 48 years of Mirro Aluminum Co. Plant 2 and a member of St. Mary Holy Name Society. Survivors are a daughter, Miss Eleanor, of Manitowoc, two sons, Leonard, of Neenah and Harry, of Manitowoc, a brother, Leo, of Milwaukee, a sister, Mrs. Anton Markowski, of Manitowoc, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A daughter and a brother preceded him in death. The Rosary will be recited at 7 o'clock this Friday evening by the HNS members, parish and friends at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times Friday, May 19, 1967 pg. 14-M


JOSEPHINE ZIARNIK Mrs. Felix Ziarnik, 63, of 1230 S. 20th St., Manitowoc; died Tuesday noon at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, following a brief illness. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Friday at Leschke-Bergner Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. John S. Landowski officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Ziarnik was born Josephine Napiecinski on July 4, 1898, at Two Rivers, daughter of the late Frank and Mary Andrastek Napiecinski. She was married to Felix Ziarnik on April 24, 1917, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Two Rivers. She was a member of St. Mary Rosary Society and Catholic Woman's Club. Survivors include her husband, two sons, Edwin and Leroy of Manitowoc; a daughter, Mrs. William Wilkie and a brother, E.A. Napp of Manitowoc; five sisters, Mrs. Angeline Gast of Genoa City, Mrs. Carvel Lawder of Milwaukee, Mrs. Jack Nash of Wattwatosa, Mrs. Gerald Link of Hinsdale, Ill., and Mrs. Lee Sousa of Tahoe Valley, Calif., and 10 grandchildren. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 2:30 p.m. by the Rosary Society of St. Mary Church and at 8:30 p.m. by the parish. Manitowoc Herald Times Wednesday, February 28, 1962 pg. T-3


JOSEPHINE ZIARNIK Mrs. Felix Ziarnik, 63, of 1230 S. 20th St., Manitowoc, died Tuesday noon at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, following a brief illness. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Friday at Leschke Bergner Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. John S. Landowski officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Ziarnik was born Josephine Napiecinski on July 4, 1898, at Two Rivers, daughter of the late Frank and Mary Andrastek Napiecinski. She was married to Felix Ziarnik on April 24, 1917, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Two Rivers. She was a member of St. Mary Rosary Society and Catholic Women's Club. Survivors include her husband, two sons, Edwin and Leroy of Manitowoc; a daughter, Mrs. William Wilkie and a brother, E.A. Napp of Manitowoc; five sisters, Mrs. Angeline Gast of Genoa City, Mrs. Carvel Lawder of Milwaukee, Mrs. Jack Nash of Wauwatosa, Mrs. Gerald Link of Hinsdale, Ill., and Mrs. Lee Sousa of Tahoe Valley, Calif. And 10 grandchildren. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 2:30 p.m. by the Rosary Society of St. Mary Church and at 8:30 p.m. by the parish. Manitowoc Herald Times Wednesday, February 28, 1962 pg. T-3 ********** REPORT OF THE COUNTY JUDGE ON PATIENTS COMMITTED TO WISCONSIN GENERAL HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT TO THE HONORABLE CHAIRMAN AND BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF MANITOWOC COUNTY, WISCONSIN Gentlemen: In accordance with the duties which are provided for in the Statutes, I beg leave to submit my report of all proceedings and hearings relative to patients committed to the Wisconsin General Hospital for treatment since the filing of my last report up to  and including January 1, 1937. Edward S. Schmitz, County Judge Josephine Ziarnik, resident of the City of Manitowoc. Committed to Wisconsin General Hospital on the 22nd day of June, 1936. Examining physician, Dr. L.W. Gregory. (Note: They sent seriously ill people here to be treated. The hospital was in Madison) Manitowoc Herald Times, March 31, 1937  p.17, 18


LEONARD ZIARNIK (d. 1974) Leonard J. (Feeny) Ziarnik, 61, of 901 Chicago St., Manitowoc, died Thursday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Thaddeus J. Koszarek will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Ziarnik was born Sept. 9, 1912, at Manitowoc, son of the late Michael and Josephine Labinski Ziarnik. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. He was presently employed at Manitowoc Engineering Co. Survivors include two brothers, Clarence, of Two Rivers, and Adolph, of Manitowoc, and nieces and nephews. Three brothers and three sisters preceded him in death. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday, where a wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Herald Times Reporter Friday, June 21, 1974 pg. 3


LEONARD ZIARNIK (d. 1975) Leonard S. Ziarnik, 68, who resided at Menasha the past 26 years, and a former Manitowoc resident, died Saturday at Theda Clark Hospital, Menasha. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Laemmrich Funeral Home and 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Menasha, with the Rev. Louis Prefontaine officiating. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Cemetery, Manitowoc, with the Rev. Joseph Mattern officiating. Mr. Ziarnik was born March 8, 1907 at Manitowoc, son of the late Joseph and Nettie Zagrodnik Ziarnik. Survivors include his wife, the former Christine O'Malley of Menasha, a brother Harry, and a sister, Miss Eleanore Ziarnik, of Manitowoc. Friends may call at the Laemmrich Funeral Home from 4 to 9 o'clock this Monday evening. Herald Times Reporter Monday, August 4, 1975 pg. 3


MARY ZIARNIK (d. 1924) Mrs. Ziarnik, wife of Frank Ziarnik, 1228 South Twentieth street, died at the Holy Family hospital Sunday morning. She had been seriously ill and was removed to the hospital for an operation which was undertaken in an effort to save her life but proved unsuccessful. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Mary's Catholic church with the services in charge of the Rev. S.J. Kubtszewski. Mrs. Ziarnik, nee Becker, was born in Germany March 25, 1865 and came to America at the age of seventeen. She was married here in 1882 and is survived by her husband, three sons and one daughter, Felix, Joseph and Leo and Mrs. Anton Markowski, all of this city and by one brother, John Beckerr and three sisters, Mrs. W. Pekulik, Mrs. Joseph Stasik and Mrs. Anton Ziarnik, also all of this city. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. October 13, 1924 P. 2


MARY ZIARNIK (d. 1958) Mrs. Wencel Ziarnik, 69, of 1134 S. 20th St., lifelong resident of Manitowoc, died Sunday night at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, following a cerebral hemorrhage which she suffered at her home late in the afternoon. Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. John Landowski officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. She was born Mary Nitka in Mnaitowoc, Dec. 3, 1888, daughter of the late Michael and Josephine Niespodziany Nitka. Mrs. Ziarnik was married Nov. 9, 1908, in Manitowoc. Survivors include her husband; a son, Chester, a daughter, Mrs. Jacob Armbruster, three brothers, John, Joseph and Michael, three sisters, Mrs. Felix Maranda, Mrs. Agnes Schultz and Mrs. Matt Lambries, and four grandchildren of Manitowoc. A brother, Ted, preceded her in death in February. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday where the rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m,. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday June 30, 1958 p.19


MARY ZIARNIK (d. 1967) Mrs. Alex Ziarnik, 81, who resided with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sleger, 1912 Marshall St., Manitowoc, died Thursday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. John S. Landowski will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Ziarnik was born Oct. 4, 1885, at Manitowoc, daughter of the late Anton and Julia Dziobek Revolinsky. She was married to Alex Ziarnik Aug. 31, 1907, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. She was a lifelong resident of Manitowoc and a member of the Rosary Society of the church. She is survived by three sons, Ervin, Raymond and Arnold, of Manitowoc; a daughter, Mrs. Edward Sleger, of Manitowoc; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in death Nov. 21, 1949. Three brothers and a sister also preceded her in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday where the Rosary will be recited at 3:15 p.m. by the Rosary Society and at 7 p.m. by friends and relatives. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. Thursday, April 20, 1967 P. 18


MARYANNA ZIARNIK BRIDE OF FEW MONTHS DIES AS PLANS BIRTHDAY Mrs. Zairnik (sic) Will be Buried On Anniversary of Her Birth Married but a short time and having planned on celebrating her nineteenth birthday anniversary which would have fallen on next Friday, Feb. 18, Mr. M. Ziarnik died at her home on South Twenty- second street this morning at 5 o'clock. Although ill for some time, the deceased was thought to be convelescing when the end came. As a girl, Mary Zowatski (sic) was very popular and leaves a wide circle of friend of friends (sic) to mourn her untimely demise. The funeral will be Friday morning, the anniversary of her birth, from the home at 1024 South Twenty-second street, and later from St. Mary's church. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Tuesday, February 15, 1916 P.4


MATILDA ZIARNIK Mrs. Tillie Ziarnik, 85, of 512 Waldo Blvd., Manitowoc, died Friday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, where she was a patient five years. Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. Monday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. John Landowski will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Ziarnik, nee Tillie Schroeder, was born Jan. 10, 1880, at Two Creeks, daughter of the late Albert and Agnes Patina Schroeder. As a young woman she moved to Two Rivers where June 21, 1922, she was married to Charles Ziarnik at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The couple then moved to Manitowoc. Mr. Ziarnik died in September, 1946. Survivors are a son Frank, of Lancaster, Calif., two daughters, Mrs. Ervin Zielinski and Mrs. Emil Wells, of Manitowoc, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A daughter and five sisters preceded her in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday where at 7 p.m. the Rosary will be recited. Manitowoc Herald Times Friday, April 2, 1965 pg. T-3


MICHAEL ZIARNIK (co. death record, v.23 p.451 doc.208) Michael Ziarnik Male/white/widowed/Retired b. 1847, Germany/d. 29 Oct. 1927 9:30 a.m., Manitowoc/age 80 cause: mitral regurgitation parents: not listed ********* ANOTHER OLD RESIDENT IS CLAIMED HERE Death today claimed Michael Ziarnik, old resident of the city, at the age of 81 years. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 9 at St. Mary's church, the Rev. Father Kubiezewski officiating, and burial will take place in the St. Mary's cemetery. Born in Poland, Mr. Ziarnik came to this country 55 years ago and has made Manitowoc his home since that time. Death was caused by old age, which also claimed Mrs. Ziarnik a year ago. He is survived by son, four daughters, and 29 grandchildren. Two brothers, Simon of Milwaukee and Frank of this city, also survive. Mr. Ziarnik was an active member of the St. Boniface and St. Joseph societies. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, Oct 29, 1927, p.4, col.4


MIKE ZIARNIK Michael Ziarnik, 49, Passes Away Monday Night at Home Here Michael M. Ziarnik, and employee at the Goods plant here for the past twelve years, passed away Monday evening at the home, 1324 South Seventeenth street. He was 49 years of age having been born in this city in 1881. He was married 25 years ago to Miss Josephine Labinsky, who survives him with three daughters, Helen, Leona and Violet and five sons, Andrew, Daniel, Leonard, Clarence and Adolph, all of this city. Two sisters, Mrs. John Revolinsky and Mrs. Peter Kubacki and three brothers, Anton, John and Peter Ziarnik, all of this city, also survive. The remains will be taken to the home from the Shimek and Schwartz parlors tomorrow morning and funeral survices will be held Thursday morning at 8:30 from the home and at nine o'clock from the St. Mary's Catholic church. Manitowoc Herald News, Tuesday, April 14, 1931 P.6


PAUL ZIARNIK Funeral services for Paul Ziarnik, 75, of 1615 Madison St.., Manitowoc, who died Wednesday, will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic church, Manitowoc. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. John Landowski will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery. The name of a sister, Mrs. Richard Kuschel, of Milwaukee was omitted from the obituary. The Rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock this Thursday evening. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, June 2, 1966 pg. T-7 ******** Funeral services for Paul P. Ziarnik, 75, of 1615 Madison St., Manitowoc, who died Wednesday, were at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. John S. Landowski officiated and burial was in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers were Richard and Michael Nichols, James Melville, Joseph Vnuk, Paul Kohls and Ted Wergin. Manitowoc Herald Times Friday, June 3, 1966 pg. M-15


PELAGIA ZIARNIK Mrs. Anton Ziarnik, 63, nee Blanche Becker, died suddenly at her home, 1213 South 19th street, at 10 o'clock last night. Mrs. Ziarnik dropped dead shortly after returning home. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 8:30 from the home and at nine o'clock from the St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Rev. John S. Landowski will officiate. Burial will be made in the St. Mary's cemetery. Mrs. Ziarnik was born in Poland on August 10, 1877, and came to America when she was three years of age. Forty years ago she was married to Anton Ziarnik. The couple made their home in Manitowoc since their marriage. She belonged to the Altar, St. Agnes and Rosary Societies of the church. For the past 19 years she has been president of the St. Agnes Society and for the past 50 years she sang in the church choir. Survivors include the husband, five daughters, Mrs. John Plaskowski, Mrs. Charles Sitkawitz, Mrs. Fred Duenkel, Mrs. Fred Strupp and Mrs. Albert Zagrodnik, all of Manitowoc; a son, Marvin Ziarnik, city; a brother, John Becker, city; and two sisters, Mrs. Veronika Pekulik and Mrs. Angeline Stasiek, both of Manitowoc. The body will be taken to the home Tuesday at 11 o'clock from the Shimek and Schwartz funeral home. Rosary will be said at the home at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, June 16, 1941 pg. 2


SON OF L & L ZIARNIK Funeral services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Ziarnik of 1336 S. 17th St., Manitowoc, who died at birth Tuesday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Leschke-Bergner Funeral Home, Manitowoc, the Rev. John Pawelski of St. Mary Catholic church, Manitowoc, officiating. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, Manitowoc. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Manitowoc Herald Times Wednesday, January 4, 1961 pg. T-3


TEODOR ZIARNIK Theodore Jarnik birth: 8 March 1889 Manitowoc, Wisconsin death: 11 July 1895 Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin father: Francis Zearnik mother: Mariana Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


THEODORE ZIARNIK (d. 1958) Theodore J. Ziarnik, 61, of 1024 S. 22nd St., Manitowoc, died early Wednesday morning at his home following a coronary attack. Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. Msgr. John Landowski will officiate with burial in the church cemtery. Mr. Ziarnik was born May 16, 1887, son of the late Joseph and Anna Mortek Ziarnik. He married the former Alice Lekiewiez Jan. 26, 1926. He was employed as a metal polisher at Mirro Aluminum Co. and was a member of St. Mary Holy Name Soxiety. Survivors include his wife, two sons (private), two brothers, Paul and Emil of Manitowoc; five sisters, Mrs. Al Blazei and Mrs. Henry Janquart of Green Bay, Mrs. Hugo LaFond of Two Rivers, Mrs. Richard Kuschel of Milwaukee and Mr. Ted Komosa of Manitowoc; and four grandchildren. A daughter, Betty, preceded him in death Jan. 15, 1951. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday, where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. November 12, 1958 P. 19 ********** Pair Will Pledge Troth by Signs Wedding in Wordless Courtship Ununual Ceremony to Give Manitowoc Man Milwaukee Bride A romance of three years, a courtship in which never a word has been spoken by the two principals, will culminate on January 23 at Milwaukee when Theodore Ziarnik, 1024 South Twenty-second street, this city, claims as his bride Miss Alice Letkiewicz, of Milwaukee. (Photo) And the wedding ceremony will be without words. A license for the marriage was issued at Miwaukee Monday. Both principals are unable to speak or hear and their romance, of three years has been developed by "word of hand." At the marriage license bureau they answered the questions in writing, as the clerk pointed to the questions on a printed form. But they are happy. Through members of her family, the bride-to-be at Milwaukee declared she is happy in that she has been led to a man she loves. Although they were engaged a year, the decision to marry in January, 1926, was not reached until New Year's day when Ziarnik visited the home of his sweetheart. Then, in the language-the only language-each understood, she said, "Yes," and arrangements were made to visit the license bureau. An eleaborate wedding is being planned. The father, the mother, the brother and sister are anxious that the supreme happiness of their daughter and sister shall be fittingly celebrated. She is the only one of the family who is unable to speak or hear. Mr. Ziarnik, who is 28, is employed by the Aluminum Goods Manufacturing company and has been in the plant here for years and after the wedding at Milwaukee the couple will come to Manitowoc to take up their home. Miss Letkiewicz is 21 years of age and a most attractive girl. A number of relatives and friends from this city will attend the wedding at Milwaukee. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. January 6, 1926 P. 2


THERESA ZIARNIK Miss Theresa Ziarnik, 40, died Saturday at Douglas hospital, Superior, following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 Tuesday morning at the Pfeffer funeral home and at 9 o'clock at St. Mary Catholic church. The Rev. John Landowski will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary cemetery. The body will lie in state at the funeral home where the rosary will be recited at 7 o'clock tonight. Born Sept. 11, 1907, in Manitowoc, where she resided continuously, she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Anna Ziarnik of this city and two brothers, Gordon and Harry of Milwaukee. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, April 26, 1948 pg. 2


VERONICA ZIARNIK MRS. M. ZIARNIK DIES AT HOME YESTERDAY Mrs. Michael Ziarnik, age 75, and for over fifty years a resident of this city, passes away at her home at 1134 South Twentieth street, yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Ziarnik, nee Malla, was born in Poland in 1851, and at the age of 15 removed to this county, coming directly to Manitowoc where she has since made her home. Besides her husband, shi is survived by five children, Mrs. Mary Becker, Mrs, Katherine Kotzinski, Mrs. Jennie Paporski, Mrs. Pauline Derus and a son Wencel Ziarnik, all of this city. A sister, Mrs. Mary Mrotek, and a brother, Albert Malla, both of this city and twenty-eight grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Ziarnik will be buried from St. Mary's Catholic church, of which she was a member, belonging to St. Rosary society, Tuesday morning at 8:30 with interment at St. Mary's cemetery, Rev. Father Kubiszewski officiating at the ceremonies. Manitowoc Herald News Saturday, June 12, 1926


WALERYJA ZIARNIK Valene Ziernck birth: 1891 Manitowoc, Wis. death: 20 April 1898 Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin residence: 1898 Manitowoc, Wisc. father: Frank Ziernck mother: Mary Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


WENZEL ZIARNIK Wenzel A. Ziarnik, 77, lifelong Manitowoc resident of 1134 S. 20th St., died Tuesday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. He had been ill six months. Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. John Landowski will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Ziarnik was born May 29, 1883, son of the late Michael and Veronica Mella Ziarnik. He married Mary Nitka at Manitowoc Nov. 9, 1909. She died June 29, 1958. Beofre his retirement five years ago he had been employed by Mirro Aluminum Co. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jacob Armbruster, a son Chester, a sister Mrs. Michael Jokorski, and four grandchildren of Manitowoc. Three sisters preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, May 31, 1960 p.15


CATHERINE ZIELINSKI Mrs. Catherine Zielinski, 93, a resident of Park Lawn Home, Manitowoc, died Thursday at the home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. A grandson, the Rev. Norman Kadow, will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Zielinski, nee Catherine Bury, was born July 31, 1878, at Manitowoc, daughter of the late John and Anna Sigman Bury. She was married to Stephen Kadow July 3, 1899, at Manitowoc. He preceded her in death in 1927. She then was married to Frank Zielinski Oct. 20, 1931, at Manitowoc. He preceded her in death in 1960. Survivors include a son, Max R. Kadow, of Manitowoc; two sisters, Mrs. Albert (Edith) Czechanski, of Two Rivers and Mrs. Louis (Adeline) Ciha, of Manitowoc; 10 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren. Two sons preceded her in death. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 9 p.m., Sunday. Memorial service will be at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, May 5, 1972 P.9


LYDIA ZIELINSKI DEATH TODAY CLAIMS MOTHER, 29, WHO LEAVES FAMILY OF FIVE Mrs. Lydia Zielinski, wife of Peter Zielinski, died at the family home, 1915 Madison street, this morning after a long illness. Deceased was 29 years of age and besides her husband leaves five children, the youngest child being two years old. The funeral will be held at St. Mary’s church Tuesday morning at ? o’clock. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Saturday, April 03, 1915, Page 5


DANIEL C. ZIGMUND Funeral services for Pfc. Daniel C. Zigmund, 20 (photo), of this city, killed overseas in France in 1944, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Pfeffer funeral home and at 10 o'clock at St. Mary's Catholic church, the Rev. John Landowski officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military rites by the Drews-Bleser post of the American Legion. Private Zigmund, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Felix Zigmund, of 1226 South 18th street, was born in this city, was graduated from Lincoln high school in 1942 and before entering the service in October, 1943, was employed at the ship yards and was a member of the Blues baseball team. He was also a member of the Young Men's club of the St. Mary church. He went overseas in April, 1944, and was killed in France in October of the same year and buried in a military cemetery there. Survivors are his parents, and three brothers, LeRoy, Giles and Jerome, all of this city. The body will arrive by train tonight from overseas and be taken to the funeral home, where the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. May 24, 1948 P. 2


EUGENE ZIGMUND ZIGMUND HOME VISITED BY DEATH Mr. and Mrs. Felix Zigmund, 1238 South Twenty-First street, mourn the loss of their two month old son, Eugene who passed away at the home yesterday. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at eight o'clock from the St. Mary's church and burial will take place in the adjoining cemetery. Manitowoc Herald Times Wednesday, September 15, 1926 pg. 1


JOSEPH ZIGMUNT, SR. DIES AT SON'S HOME ON FARM Joseph Zigmunt Sr., 83, died at four o'clock this morning at the home of his son, Joseph, Jr., Town of Kossuth, with whom he has lived for the past 14 years. Mr. Zigmunt had been ill for five months. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 8:30 from the Pfeffer funeral home and at nine o'clock from the St. Mary's Catholic church, the Rev. Father J.M. Pociecha officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's cemetery. The body will lie at the funeral home until the time of services. Born in Germany, on what is now Polish territory, September 20, 1852, the deceased was married twice before coming to America. He married Anastasia Petroski, his second wife, in 1879. The couple came to America in 1881. After living a few months in Milwaukee they came to Manitowoc. Mr. Zigmunt left Manitowoc 14 years ago, at the time of his wife's death, to live with his son in Kossuth. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Rose Kolby, Mrs. Anna Mueller and Mrs. Nellie Powers, all of Milwaukee; three sons, Anton of Manitowoc, John of Milwaukee and Joseph, Jr., of Kossuth; seventeen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. September 30, 1935 P. 2


TOOFILA ZIGMUNT From Der Nord Westen, 04 Sep. 1902: Through an unfortunate accident on Tues. the apron of 14-yr. old Mary Zigmund caught fire. She is the daughter of Jos. Zigmund who lives on the corner of 23rd and Hamilton Sts. In her fear the girl began running about and so the fire spread to all of her clothing until she was immolated. She was still alive as of Wed. evening, but there is little hope that she will survive. ******** From Der Nord Westen, 18 Sep. 1902: Theophelia Zigmund, the child whom we recently reported as having suffered terrible burns, died Tues. She will be buried tomorrow morning from the Polish Church.


ROSALIA ZINDA Mrs. Joseph Zinda, 81 (photo), died suddenly of a heart attack, Friday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Kostuhoski, of 1022 South 19th street, with whom she resided. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Pfeffer funeral home and at 9 o'clock at the St. Mary's Catholic church, the Rev. John Landowski officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Zinda, nee Rosella(sic) Jazdwski, was born in Poland in 1865 and when a child accompanied her parents to Milwaukee and later to Portage. In 1880 she was married to Mr. Zinda. They located on a farm in Portage county and after the death of her husband, she continued to reside on the farm, operated by her son, William. Twenty-eight years ago she came to Manitowoc to reside with her daughter. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Kostuhoski and Mrs. Myles Panosh of this city, Mrs. P.J. Bruske of Stevens Point; three sons, Frank and Felix of Stevens Point, William of Wisconsin Rapids; two brothers, Joseph of Scofield, Wis., Leo of Rosholt, Wis.; 39 grandchildren and 52 great- grandchildren. The body may be viewed at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday night. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, May 25, 1946 P.2


ANGELINE ZINKEL Mrs. Harry Zinkel, 33, of 1118 South 20th street, died early today at the Holy Family hospital. Mrs. Zinkel, nee Angeline Schultz, was born in this city in 1911 and was married to Mr. Zinkel 11 years ago. They since made their home in this city. Survivors are the husband, daughter and son (Survivors omitted for privacy.); two sister, Mrs. Norbert Stromla and Mrs. Edward Check of this city; five brothers, Victor, John and Felix of this city, Edmund of Valders, Arnold with the U.S. Army in the south Pacific. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Shimek and Schwartz funeral home and at 9 o'clock at the St. Marys Catholic church, the Rev. John Landowski officiating. Burial will be in St. Marys cemetery. The body may be viewed at the funeral home from 7 p.m. Tuesday until the hour of the services. The rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock Wednesday evening. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, October 16, 1944 P.2


ANTON ZYGMUNT DIES AFTER A LONG ILLNESS Anton Zygmunt, 63, Will Be Buried Wednesday Morning Anton Zygmunt, 63, 1138 South 22nd street, died at the Holy Family hospital at 7 o'clock Sunday evening after an illness of five months. He had been a patient at the hospital since Saturday night. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 8:30 from the Leschke funeral home and at 9 o'clock from the St. Mary's Catholic church, the Rev. J.M. Pociecha officiating. Burial will be made in the St. Mary's cemetery. Born In Poland Mr. Zygmunt was born in Poland August 15, 1873. He came to America and to Manitowoc when he was 8 years old. He was married in 1895 to Miss Marion Novak, who survives him. He was employed at the Spindler company. Mr.Zygmunt was president of the Stanislaws Kostka. Survivors, besides the widow, are two daughters, Mrs. Math Muchowski and Miss Julia Zygmunt, Manitowoc; three sons, Felix, Edmund and Leo, all of Manitowoc; two step-brothers, Joseph of Francis Creek and John of Milwaukee; three sisters, Rose, Anna and Angeline, all of Milwuakee; and nine grandchildren. The body will lie at the funeral home and may be viewed there up to the time of the funeral. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, November 16, 1936 P.2