EVERGREEN CEMETERY OBITUARIES


EARL E. MEACHAM EARL E. MEACHAM cemetery #44 Funeral services for Earl Edgar Meacham, 69, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. G. J. Zanotti will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Pallbearers will be Jake Stroo, Jerry Gilson, Cart Hallock, Don Smeeseter, Andrew Houston Jr., and Adolph Schwartz. Honorary pallbearers will be Ed Mau, Oscar Paustian, Harlan Baldwin, Merle Brose, Don Underberg and Del Beault. Friends may call at Schneider-Mittnacht Funeral Home, Manitowoc, from 6:30 o’clock this Friday evening until 11 a.m. Saturday when the casket will be moved to the church to lie in state until the time of service. Members of the Lions Club will meet in a body at the funeral home at 7 o’clock this Friday evening. Herald Times Reporter, June 1, 1973 P.16 ********* NOTICE: IN RESPECT TO THE MEMORY OF EARL E. MEACHAM, OWNER, THE PIGGLY WIGGLY IN MANITOWOC WILL BE CLOSED SATURDAY, JUNE 2 Herald Times Reporter, June 1, 1973 P.16 ********* [d. 05-30-1973/age 69 yrs./bur. on Mrs. Vera G. Meacham lot-his wife] (10 Mar 1904/May 1973/SSDI)


VERA G. MEACHAM Mrs. Vera G. Meacham, 68, of 1702 Michigan Ave., Manitowoc, died Wednesday evening at Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc, following a stroke. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Phipps Memorial Chapel of First Presbyterian Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Dale Tutje will officiate with burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Meacham, nee Vera Courtney, was born Oct. 29, 1906, at Lehigh, Okla., daughter of the late George and Lillie Teagarden Courtney. She was educated in the Lehigh area schools and married Earl E. Meacham Sr., March 15, 1925, at Ada, Okla., moving to Manitowoc in 1939 from Denver, Colo. She worked with her husband as officer of the Earl Corp., owners of Piggly Wiggley Food Market of Manitowoc. Mr. Meacham preceded her in death in 1973. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and former Ruth Circle of the church group, Elks Ladies and Lions Ladies Auxiliary, Thalia, and Manitowoc Women’s Club. Survivors include a son, Earl H. Meacham, of Manitowoc, a sister, Mrs. Walter Menton, of California, a granddaughter, Mrs. Darel (Joyce) Toebe, of Manitowoc and a grandson, Howard D. Meacham, of Oak Park, Ill., and three great grand- children, Christine and Todd Toebe, of Manitowoc and Andrew Meacham, of Belcourt, N.D. Friends may call at Schneider-Mittnacht Funeral Home, Manitowoc, from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and after 10 a.m. Saturday at Phipps Memorial chapel until the time of service. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church or Memorial Hospital of Manitowoc. Herald Times Reporter, August 14, 1975 P. 16 ******** [d. 08-13-1975/age 68 yrs./widow of Earl E. Meacham] (29 Oct 1905/Aug 1975/SSDI)


ALICE PEARL (NEWCOMB) MEANS Word has been received by relatives of the death Wednesday at Seattle, Wash., of Mrs. Walter K. Means, 88, former Manitowoc resident. Mrs. Means was the former Alice Pearl Newcomb, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hazeal Newcomb, and was born at Manitowoc Oct. 11, 1871. She lived most of her life at 412 Park St. and moved to Seattle in October, 1956, residing at 6059 Redwing St. with her son and his family. She was married to Walter Keith Means Oct. 4, 1910, at Manitowoc. He preceded her in death. Survivors include a son, Robert Walter Means; four grandchildren and two nieces (Survivors edited for privacy.) In accordance with her written instructions her body has been given to the University of Washington medical school and there will be no funeral or other services. A book memorial for the Manitowoc Public Library has been started. Manitowoc Herald Times, March 4, 1960 P. 5


WALTER KEITH MEANS Walter Keith Means Succumbs When Blood Vessel is Ruptured WAS WELL KNOWN GOV’T. ENGINEER HERE “In the midst of Life, we are in Death.” is a quotation which though an old one was aptly instanced in the death of James Keith Means at an early hour Wednesday evening when after only a day’s illness he passed away. To die is an unpleasant thought and Death is an unwelcome messenger to the best of us. The summons is easier acquiesced in thought when it comes to us in the company of our friends and those near and dear to us to dispose of earthly affairs, to say goodbye and to collect our thoughts before being ushered into the other realm. There seems in such a call a little likeness to human customs and we are inclined to ascribe to Death though relentless an attribute humane. When the Destroyer sends his message unheralded, you might say, without even a whisper of the impending call and but a few hours intervening between the summons to get ready and the taking off of the spirit, it requires the fortitude of a sincere Christian, the resignation of a soul whose peace is made on Earth to respond to the summons without some manifestation of human resentment. Though the deceased was given but a few hours to prepare for his final journey, having been stricken but a day before death came, Mr. Means had that particular requisite possessed of which no soul hesitates to meet its Maker. He had been at Two Rivers on Tuesday in connection with some government work and returned tired though with no sign of impending illness. He complained after a while of feeling ill and a physician came and administered to him. His condition grew steadily worse however and at 7 on Wednesday evening the spirit passed away. Mr. Means had remained semi-conscious during the last day and had spoken to his wife several times cheering her and though unable to respond to her questioning remained partly conscious of his surroundings up to the very last. The immediate cause of his death was a rupture of the coronary artery. His death is a particularly sad ending to a perfect union. Seldom were two souls so happily mated as Mr. Means and his wife. Wedded but a short year and a half, the demise of Mr. Means is indeed a sad visitation and the sympathy of loving friends and acquaintances can alleviate only in part an affliction such as one is called upon to suffer but once in a life time. Walter Keith Means was born in Augusta, Maine, Dec. 21, 1851. He was a graduate of the English High school, Boston and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a civil engineer. He came West to Milwaukee about twenty two years ago and was associated with Mr. Goodhew in engineering work and first came to Manitowoc about the time the sewer system was planned, about twenty years ago. He had been in the employ of the government for several years and has several times been in the city on government work. He was a member of the Plymouth Congregational church Milwaukee and always took an active interest in the church affairs. While here he was, a regular attendant at the Presbyterian church, was married to Alice Newcomb on October 4, 1910. The decedent who though reserved was a pleasant man to meet. He was of quiet and dignified bearing. A man exceeding will bred and endowed with attributes of gentleness, who delighted to tell of his work in engineering fields. He had made a collection of pictures and curios and to those fortunate enough to see them and to hear him relate his experiences the occasion was indeed a treat. The community suffers a distinct loss in his death. The funeral will be held from the late home 412 Park street on Saturday at 2 pm. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Thursday, April 18, 1912, Page One ******* [cause: pestoris]


ANNA (GILBERT) MEANY DEATH OF MRS. MEANY IS SHOCK TO COMMUNITY Pneumonia Claims Well Known Resident After Brief Illness at Hospital— Burial to be On Thursday Not in years has the community been more shocked and deeply grieved than by the announcement yesterday afternoon of the death of Mrs. Anna Meany, wife of City Health Officer J.E. Meany, who passed away at the Holy Family hospital after a brief illness of pneumonia. While it was known that Mrs. Meany’s condition was grave and that death was imminent, the announcement came as a terrible shock and keen sorrow to a large circle of friends. Mrs. Meany had been a patient at the hospital for two weeks or more, a little daughter having been born ten days ago, and she was improving when she suffered an attack of pneumonia, which caused her death at 3:45 o’clock yesterday afternoon. Since Saturday Mrs. Meany’s condition had been critical and oxygen had been used to prolong life while everything possible was being done in a vain hope that life could be saved. Anna Gilbert Meany, nee Dempsey, daughter of the late Michael Dempsey, Sr., was born in this city on Sept. 6, 1876 and had always made her home in Manitowoc. She attended St. Boniface school and later graduated from the public schools and was one of the most popular young ladies of the city, being a leader in social circles, surrounding herself with a host of admiring friends whose love she retained during her life. Decedent was married in this city on June 19, 1901 to Dr. Meany, who, with seven children, survive her. The family home is at 836 North Seventh street. The children, the oldest 16 years, and the youngest, 10 days are; John, Paul, Helen, Anna Grace, Virginia, Charlotte and Marion. Besides her husband and children, Mrs. Meany is survived by six brothers and six sisters, Joseph, of Seattle, Michael, James and Thomas, this city; B.A. Dempsey, Waukesha; John of Denver; Mrs. Griffith Williams, La Grange, Ill.; Mrs. W.D. Barden, Oak Park, Ill.; Mrs. George Shields, Grand Rapids, Wis.; Mrs. K.E. Dover, Chicago; Mrs. C.R. Jeffreys and Miss Margaret Dempsey, of this city. Seldom has the sympathy of the community been so alert and made manifest in so marked a degree as in the closing hours of Mrs. Meany’s life, constant inquiry at the hospital as to her condition coming from hundreds of friends in the city and county. Among her intimate friends and those who know her as youthful companions, school mates and family friends, sympathy was swayed by every report from the sick room and in the bitterness of deep sorrow that has come to those who grieve most there is a deep sense of human tenderness. Mrs. Meany was possessed of those qualities of womanhood that make her the highest type. A kindly disposition and beautiful character endeared her to her associates and made friends of all with whom she came in contact that was in her home, however, that the crowning triumph of Mrs. Meany’s life and influence was felt. Her interest centered in her home and family ? here she found her greatest happiness—ministering to her family and their welfare. She was a true friend, always helpful and her life work could be summed up in the words, “Mother, Friend.” Funeral services for Mrs. Meany will be held Thursday morning at 9 o’clock from the home, via motor to the Sacred Heart church. Interment will be at Evergreen cemetery. Manitowoc Herald News, Tuesday, October 08, 1918, Page 1 ********** Mr. and Mrs. John G. Kelley and son Harry, of Waukesha, and Mrs. Frank Smith and son Robert of Milwaukee, are in the city for the funeral of the late Mrs. Meany. Manitowoc Herald News, Tuesday, October 08, 1918, Page 10 ********** FUNERAL OF THE LATE MRS. J.E. MEANY TAKES PLACE THIS MORNING The funeral of the late Mrs. J.E. Meany, who died of pneumonia at the Holy Family hospital Monday afternoon, took place this morning at 9 o’clock from the home, North Seventh street and later from the Sacred Heart church, in charge of Rev. Father O’Leary. Interment was at Evergreen cemetery. The following officiated as pall bearers: John Carey, Aubrey Egan, John Kelley, Harry Kelley, P.A. Miller and M.J. O’Donnell. Manitowoc Herald News, Thursday, October 10, 1918, Page 5 ********** [bur. 10-10-1918/cause: pneumonia/bur. on Dr. J.E. Meany lot]


CECILE MEANY Miss Cecile Meany died last night at the home of her brother, Dr. J. E. Meany, 836 Lincoln boulevard, with whom she had made her home for 19 years. She had been ill two weeks. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. from the Pfeffer funeral home and at 9:30 a.m. from the Sacred Heart church, the Rev. William Grace officiating. Interment will be Evergreen cemetery. Miss Meany, a daughter of the late John and Winifred Meany, was born at Stuebenville, Ohio, and came to Wisconsin with the family in early life. For many years, she was a nurse in Milwaukee. Following the death of Mrs. J. E. Meany she came to this city to make her home with her brother. Survivors are two brothers, Dr. Meany of this city, and James Meany, Kohler, Wis. The body may be viewed at the Pfeffer funeral home from this evening at seven o’clock until the hour of the services Saturday. Manitowoc Herald Times, January 6, 1938 P. 2 ******* [Ceil Meany/bur. 01-08-1938/age 71 yrs./cause: decompensated myocarditis-pneumonia/ bur. on Cecile Meany lot]


JOHN EMMET MEANY DR. MEANY DIES; FUNERAL RITES TO BE SATURDAY Dr. J.E. Meany, 81, practicing physician in Manitowoc for over 40 years and a former city health officer and county coroner, died at the Holy Family hospital Wednesday afternoon where he had been confined for the last three weeks. The family home is at 836 Lincoln boulevard. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday morninga at 8:30 from the Pfeffer funeral home and at 9 o'clock a requiem mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Louis Schorn at the Sacred Heart Catholic church. Interment will be in the Evergreen cemetery. The body will lie in state at the funeral home from Friday morning until the time of the funeral. Born in Ohio Dr. Meany was born in Steubenville, Ohio, April 20, 1862, the son of John and Winifred Meany. The family came to Wisconsin in 1866, where they purchased a farm in the western part of Manitowoc county. He attended grade school on the lot adjoining his home and spent his boy- hood on the farm. In 1880 he finished his schooling in the city of Manitowoc, and was graduated with a certificate to teach. The next five years were spent teaching school in the county. After leaving his teaching career, he was employed in the railroad offices as clerk and agent at Kaukauna, Wis., and Ironwood, Michigan, for the next six years. Following that period he traveled two years for a canned goods company. In 1895 he entered the Milwaukee College of Medicine, now Marquette medical school, and greduated in 1898. He began general practice in Manitowoc on June 1, 1898. While in practice he served not only as coroner and city health officer but was also city physician. During the years he served as city physician and health officer he promoted many reforms in the conduct of the department. Dr. Meany assisted in reorganizing the Manitowoc County Medical society in 1904, and served as secretary for the next five years. He served as president in 1912, 1929 and 1936. He was the last member of the original staff at the hospital, and as a member acted as secretary and treasurer for two years and taught hygiene and sanitation from 1923 to 1928 in the nursing school. In 1940 he retired as general practitioner and limited his work to surgical anathesia and consultations. The county medical society honored Dr. Meany and Dr. F.W. Hammond in 1940 at a testimonial dinner marking 42 years they had been engaged in the practice of medicine. Married in 1901 Dr. Meany was married on June 19, 1901, to Anna Gilbert Dempsey, who preceded him in death 25 years ago. He had served as the first grand knight of the local Kinghts of Columbus, and was made an honorary life member of the council. He also was an honorary member of the Wisconsin Medical society. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. R.E. Weller of Norwell, Mass., Mrs. William E. Appleton of Charleston, S.C., Mrs. V.M. Dufeck of this city, Lieut. Charlotte Meany of the army nursing corps at Camp Grant, Ill., and Miss Marion, at home; and two sons, John G. Meany of Des Moines, Iowa, and Paul Meany of Manitowoc; and five grandchildren. The rosary will be recited Friday evening by the Knights of Columbus at the funeral home at 7:30. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, January 20, 1944 p.2 ******** [Dr. John E. Meany/d. 01-19-1944/age 81 yrs./cause: carcinoma of stomach]


MARY MEANY (d. 1908) Death in Reedsville Monday morning of Miss Mary Meany, a sister of Dr. Meany here, at age 53. The deceased was buried yesterday afternoon in the local city cemetery. Der Nord Westen, 15 Oct. 1908 ********* After an illness of short duration, Miss Mary Meany, a respected resident of our city, succumbed to pneumonia at her home here Monday morning. Decedent was a life long resident of our city and her untimely death will be mourned by her three brothers, Thomas and Joseph of this city and John of Manitowoc, and three sisters, Misses Winifred and Cecil of this city and Mrs. C. E. Cary of Manitowoc. The funeral services were held here Wednesday morning while interment took place at the Evergreen Cemetery in Manitowoc Wednesday afternoon. Brillion News, October 16, 1908 ********* [cause: pneumonia]


MARY JANE MEANY (d. 1918) DEATH ENTERS HOME OF DR. AND MRS. J.E. MEANY Sorrow has come to the home of Dr. and Mrs. J.E. Meany on the death of their infant child, Mary Jane, aged four and a half years, who succumbed to a short illness last evening at 9. Many friends will extend sympathy to the bereaved family. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock from the residence. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Friday, January 04, 1918, Page 8 ******** [bur. 01-05-1918/cause: labor pneumonia/bur. on Dr. J.E. Meany lot]


THOMAS H. MEANY MEANY RITES ARE PLANNED Services For Former Board Member To Be Wednesday Funeral services for Thomas H. Meany, 79, retired Reedsville business man and veteran county board member, who died here Monday afternoon, will be held Wednesday. Following brief services at the Pfeffer funeral home at 8:30 a.m., there will be a 9 o’clock mass at the Sacred Heart church with Rev. William Grace officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen cemetery. Born in Ohio Mr. Meany was born in Stubenville, O., April 9, 1857, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Meany. He came west with his parents in 1866, the family locating on a farm in the western part of the county. He learned telegraphy and was employed as station agent for the old Lake Shore and Milwaukee road at Marion, Wis., and also at Reedsville. When Mr. Meany retired from railroad service he engaged in the real estate and insurance business at Reedsville. He was elected to the county board in Reedville in 1906 and served seven terms. In 1926 he was again returned to the board and served until a year ago when he declined to allow use of his name for another term. Mr. Meany has been in failing health since last February. He was an honorary life member of the Knights of Columbus. Survivors are two brothers, Dr. J. E. Meany, city, James Meany, Kohler, Wis., and a sister, Miss Cecile Meany, city. The body may be viewed at the Pfeffer funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, December 1, 1936 P. 5 ******* [Thomas H. Meany/bur. 12-2-1936/age 79 yrs/cause: carcinoma of prostate/ bur. on Cecile Meany lot]


WILLARD MEANY From Der Nord Westen, 31 Jan. 1907: A small child of Dr. Meany here died Saturday. ******* [In our lot diagram book, Francis is written above the entry for Willard Meany. We don’t have any other Francis Meany buried here. However, I found this death record on this site: MEANY: Francis W......Jan. 27, 1907 They may be all the same person (Francis Willard Meany), and that he was moved here on 11/23/1908 (note John & Winifred Meany were moved to the adjoining lot from another cemetery in November of 1908 and both lots were owned by Dr. J.E. Meany). ***** [bur. on Dr. J.E. Meany lot]


WINIFRED MEANY (d. 1933) MISS W. MEANY DIES TUESDAY, BURIAL FRIDAY Reedsville Woman, For Many Years a Teacher, Was On Herald-Times Staff Miss Winifred A. Meany, 61, teacher in Manitowoc county schools for 20 years, and for 15 years correspondent in the village of Reedsville for the Herald-News and later the Herald-Times, died at 7 o'clock Tuesday evening. Miss Meany had been ill for six months and death was due to complications which followed an attack of influenza. The funeral will be held Friday at 8 a.m. at the residence at Reedsville and later at St. Mary's Catholc church. The Rev. Joseph Vondrachek will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen cemetery here. Miss Meany was born in the town of Rockland May 16, 1872, the daughter of the late John and Winifred Meany. She was educated in the public schools of the county and at the age of 15 accepted her first teaching position. Was Teacher She taught in Rockland and other township schools and later became a grade school teacher in Reedsville. Miss Meany resided in Reedsville with her brother, Thomas, for 30 years. She was prominent in affairs of the Parent Teachers association and the Reedsville Woman's club and was also a member of St. Ann's society. She had a wide acquaintanceship in and about Reedsville and this, together with her experience in the field of education, made her correspondence work with this newspaper outstanding in the rural field. Although she retired as a teacher about 15 years ago, she continued as Herald-Times correspondent until her last illness when the work was taken over by her brother. Survivors are three brothers, Thomas of Reedsville, James of Kohler and Dr. J.E. Meany of this city and one sister, Cecile, who resides at the Dr. Meany residence. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, October 25, 1933 P.2 ******* [bur. 10-27-1933/died at Franklin, WI/ cause: pulmonary tuberculosis/bur. on Dr. J.E. Meany lot]


MARK MECHA Mark Mecha, ?? of 1114 Grand ave., Manitowoc, died unexpectedly at the home Wednesday morning. He was (too dark) Tuesday night. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced Thursday by the Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc. He was born in Manitowooc Jan. 11, ???? son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Mecha. In ???? he married Miss Gertrude ????. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Zandra and Lenore, and a son, Mark Jr., of Manitowoc; two brothers, Michael and William of Manitowoc; sister, Mrs. Carl Lang??yer of Manitowoc; mother, Mrs. Rose(?) Mecha of Manitowoc. Manitowo Herald Times, Wednesday, January 25, 1956 p.19 ******** (Note: This obit is very dark in areas) ******** Funeral services for Mark Mecha, 42, of 1114 Grand Ave., Manitowoc, who died unexpectedly at his home Wednesday, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First German Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. L.H. K???? will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. He was graduated from Lincoln High School in 19?2 and was active in athletics, being a member of the school's track team and also on the hocky ?????. He later operated a restaurant on Wasington(sic) Street in Manitowoc and in recent years has been employed as a cook on the freighter Otto R??? of the R???? Steamship Co. Friends may call at the Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc after 3 p.m. Friday. The casket will be moved to the church at 10 a.m. Saturday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, January 26, 1956 p.23 ******** [d. 01-25-1956/age 42 yrs./cause: coronary occlusion]


ZANDRA MECHA Miss Zandra Mecha, 13, of 1114 Grand Ave., Manitowoc, died Tuesday evening at Holy Family Hospital following a short illness. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First German Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manitowoc, with the Rev. L. H. Koeninger officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. She was born Feb. 28, 1948, at Manitowoc, daughter of the late Mark and Gertrude Plautz Mecha. She attended First German Evangelical Lutheran Church School, having recently completed studies in the seventh grade. Surviving are her mother, a sister, Lenore and a brother Mark Jr. at home and her paternal grandmother Mrs. Rose Mecha of Manitowoc. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Thursday at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc, until 10:30 a.m. Friday when the casket will be moved to the church where the body will lie in state until time of services. Manitowoc Herald Times, July 12, 1961 P. 15 ******* [d. 07-11-1961/age 13 yrs./bur. on Mrs. Mark Mecha lot]


FRED MEDAUS DEATH COMES TO FRED MEDAUS, ILL FOR 2 YEARS Fred Medaus, former well known west side resident who returned from Cleveland, Ohio, in March after having made his home there six years, died Thursday night. Mr. Meduaus had been ill for two years and it was this decline which prompted him to resign his position as superintendent of the Theodar Kundtz Mfg. Co., at Cleveland, and return here. The death of Mr. Medaus occurred at the home of his brother-in-law, Henry Brandt, 711 South 24th street where the family had made their home since returning to the city. Mr. Medaus was 41, having been born in the town of Manitowoc March 20, 1881. He leaves to mourn his untimely death his wife to whom he was married 18 years ago, and a sixteen year old daughter, Dorothy, also three sisters, Mrs. F. Schwartz and Mrs. Otto Schmidt of Oelwein, Iowa, Mrs. F.A. Hoffman of Marquette, Mich., and four brothers, Henry and Charles of Klemme, Iowa; William of Garner, Iowa and Louis of this city. He was a member of the Masonic order. The funeral will be held from the Brandt home Sunday afternoon, the Rev. O.K. Espeseth officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. Friday, May 19, 1922 P. 1 ****** [bur. 05-21-1922/cause: sarcoma of thigh/bur. on John Medaus lot]


HULDA MEDAUS Mrs. Louis Medaus, 73, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning at the farm home, Rt. 5, Manitowoc. She had not previously been ill but was stricken during the night and doctor was summoned. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manitowoc, the Rev. Theophil Uetzman officiating, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Born May 23, 1879, in the town of Two Rivers, the former Hulda Kappelman came to Manitowoc with her parents when 10. Ten years later the family moved to a farm in the town of Manitowoc. She was married Oct. 23, 1900, to Louis Medaus who for many years was chairman of the town of Manitowoc. He died in Janaury of 1953. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Herbert Umnus of Manitowoc; a brother, William H. Kappelman of Rt. 5, Manitowoc; and two grandchildren. Friends may call at the Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Maniotwoc, after 4 p.m. Wednesday until 10 a.m. Thursday when the casket will be moved to the church. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, May 12, 1953 P.19 ******* [d. 05-12-1953/age 74 yrs./bur. on Louis and Hulda Medaus lot]


JOACHIM MEDAUS From Der Nord Westen, 11 June 1908: Death here Friday of 70-year old Joachim Medaus, a resident of our city for 54 years. He leaves a widow, 4 sons and 3 daughters. The funeral was held Monday afternoon. ******* [bur. 06-08-1908/cause: Brights disease]


LOUIS MEDAUS Medaus, County Supervisor, Dies Louis A. Medaus, 77, of Rt. 5, Manitowoc, veteran member of the County Board, who had been in failing health for several months, died Tuesday morning at his farm home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. T. F. Uetzmann will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Mr. Medaus was born in Manitowoc in 1876 and in 1900 married Hulda Kappelman. After 10 years residence here they moved to Fond du Lac for seven years and spent three years in Cleveland, Ohio. He was engaged in church furniture work. In 1920 he returned to Manitowoc, and was employed by the Manitowoc Seating Company for six years and then moved to the homestead farm in the town of Manitowoc. Mr. Medaus was first named to the County Board in 1934, when he was elected chairman of the town of Manitowoc. He was renamed since, many times without opposition. He headed the important Agriculture Committee of the board. Illness prevented his attendance at the November session. Voters of the town will choose a new chairman at the April election. Survivors are his wife; daughter, Mrs. Herbert Umnus of Manitowoc; sister, Mrs. Emma Hoffman of Marquette, Mich.; half brother, William Schmidt of Garner, Iowa; and two grandchildren. Friends may call at the Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home after Thursday noon. The casket will be moved to the church at 10 a.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times, January 6, 1953 P. 2 ******** [d. 01-06-1953/age 77 yrs.]


SOPHIA MEDAUS The funeral of the late Mrs. Sophia Medaus will be held from the home, 1510 Clark street at 1:30 and from the Lutheran church at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon. Manitowoc Daily Herald, May 2, 1914 P.7 ********* [bur. 05-03-1914/cause: heart disease/burial on Joachim Medaus lot]


ANNETTA MEEHAM Mrs. Lester Meehan (sic), 78, of Ontario, Calif., formerly of Manitowoc, died Monday at Arlington Convalescent Home, Upland, Calif. Graveside services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Meehan was the former Anetta (sic) Krieser. Her husband died in 1962. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Earnest White, of Ontario and three grandchildren. Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc, will be in charge of local arrangements. Manitowoc Herald Times, November 28, 1967 P.9 ******* [d. at Upland CA/widow of Lester Meeham/bur. on Charles Krieser lot]


LESTER MEEHAM Lester D. Meeham, 78, of Ontario, Calif., died Thursday at Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc, with the Rev. Ortwin Hanson officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. He was born June 17, 1884, at Littleton, N.H., son of the late George and Lorinda Byron Meeham. He was employed by the Detroit Water Dept. for more than 28 years. He married Annetta Krieser July 4, 1912, at Chicago. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and of Odd Fellows Lodge at Detroit. Among survivors are his wife of Ontario, Calif., a daughter, Mrs. Ernest White, of Ontario, Calif., and three grandchildren. Friends may call after 6 o’clock this Friday evening at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, October 12, 1962 P. 17 ******* [age 78 yrs./bur. on Charles Krieser lot]


LOUISE DOROTHEA (KANSIER) MEEKER Louise Dorothea nee Kansier Meeker, daughter of Henry Kansier & Friederike Brick, (wife of Frank Meeker) born on 13 December 1874 in Manitowoc, baptized 1 January 1875 at First German Lutheran, confirmed there on 8 April 1888, died 6 April 1974 in Manitowoc at age: 99yr. 3mo. 24da., buried 9 April 1974, service at First German Lutheran, burial at Evergreen Cemetery. (Her millinery shop, located on Franklin Street in Manitowoc, is now located at Pinecrest Historical Village.) (sent in by researcher/see contributors page) ******** Mrs. Louise Meeker, 99, formerly of 816 Columbus St., Manitowoc, died Saturday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Private funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Jens Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The Rev. Norval Koch will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Survivors include nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation. Herald Times Reporter, Monday, April 8, 1974 P.18 ******** [widow of Frank Meeker/bur. on Henry Kansier lot]


HENRY MEIER Henry George Meier, Sr., Manitowoc County farmer, died Tuesday morning at the farm home, following a short illness. He was 73. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Rockwood Evangelical Lutheran Church with the Rev. Edward Zell of Mishicot officiating, and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Meier was born June 11, 1880, in Schultz, Russia. In 1910, he married the former Ida Sessler, and the couple came to the United States, settling at Sheboygan. Two years later they came to Manitowoc County and after a year resided at Kingsbridge, then occupying a farm in the town of Kossuth. He is survived by his wife; five daughters, Mrs. Arnold Gauger of Denmark, Mrs. LeRoy W. Fischer of Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Jack Kampmann and Mrs. Wilfred Payne of Plymouth, and Mrs. Robert Hibbard of New Holstein; four sons, Henry Jr., of Sheboygan Falls, Edward and Arthur of Maribel, and John on the home farm; and 17 grandchildren. Friends may call at the Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc, after noon Thursday until 10 a.m. Friday when the casket will be moved to the church. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, June 1, 1954, p. 19 ******** [Henry George/d. 06-06-1954/age 73 yrs.]


IDA MEIER Mrs. Henry G. Meier, __, of Rt. 2, Manitowoc, died Thursday afternoon at Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc, after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Rockwood Lutheran Church. The Rev. W.W. _________ will officiate and burial __(to light) ____________, Manitowoc. The former Ida Sessler was born at Schultz, Russia, June 4, 1888, the daughter of _____Gottfried Sessler. She was married in February of 1911 in Russia to Henry Meier and the couple came to the United States in 1912. They lived several years at Sheboygan and then occupied a farm in the Town of Kossuth. Mr. Meyer died in 1954. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Arnold Gauger of Denmark, Mrs. LeRoy Fischer of Phoeniz, Ariz., Mrs. Jack Kampmann and Mrs. Wilfred Payne of Plymouth, and Mrs. Robert Hibbard of New Holstein; four sons, Henry of Sheboygan Falls, Edward and Arthur of Manitowoc, and John of Rt. 2, Manitowoc; a brother, Gottfried Sessler of Sheboygan; and 20 grandchildren. Friends may call at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc, after 2 p.m. Sunday until 10:30 a.m. Monday when the casket will be moved to the church where the body will lie in state until the hour of service. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, May 2, 1958, p. 15 ******* [d. 05-01-1958/age 69 yrs./wife of Henry G. Meier]


CHARLES MEIENBURG (d. 1947) Charles Meinburg(sic), 83, of 1336 South Seventh street, lifelong resident of the city, died Sunday at the home following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the home, the Rev. Theo. Uetzmann officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery. Mr. Meinburg was born in this city and 58 years ago married Miss Elizabeth Wunsch of this city. He was employed at the Rahr Malting company and later was custodian at Lincoln high school, retiring in 1938. Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Evelyn and Ellen of this city; son Milton of Brodhead, Wis.; brother, Julius of Valders; two sisters, Julia and Bertha of this city; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The body was moved to the Meinburg home this afternoon from the Pfeffer funeral home and may be viewed until the hour of services. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, May 12, 1947 P.2 ******** [bur 05-13-1947/died 05-11-1947/age 83 yrs]


ELSIE MEIENBURG Death Thurs. of a small child of Charles Meyenburg after a long illness. Der Nord Westen, 23 Aug. 1900 ******* Elsie Mainburg birth: 20 May 1900 Manitowoc death: 17 August 1900 Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin father: Charles Mainburg mother: Lizzie Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968 ******* (Checked with cemetery office and they agreed this is the right child) ******* [cause: berael obscure conslitations disease bur. on Charles Meienburg lot]


LOUISE MEIENBURG From Der Nord Westen, 18 Oct.1877: Mrs. Louise Meinburg/d. 12 Oct. 1877 of smallpox/age 75 yrs. *********** Name: Meyenburg, Louise C. L. D.: 10/12/1877 B.: 2/13/1802 Reg. D.: 12/27/1877 Sex: F/W Age at Death: B.P.: D.P.: Cem.: Ch.: Inf. & Address: Rev. F. Pieper Spouse: F.: M.: Cause of Death: Pg. #: v.1 p.245


SOPHIA MEIENBURG From Der Nord Westen, 09 Nov. 1899: Death Tues. evening of 63-yr. old Mrs. Meyenburg, wife of our eminent citizen Charles Meyenburg, after a long and difficult illness. The deceased, who came here from Germany in 1854, married Mr. Meyenburg a year later. She has lived in our city for 45 years and was well respected by everybody. She has suffered from cancer for a long time and underwent an operation several weeks ago. In addition to her husband Mrs. Meyenburg is survived by 3 sons and 5 daughters. Her funeral will take place Sat. afternoon from the funeral parlor at 1312 S. 8th Street. ******** At 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon the last sad rites over the mortal remains of Mrs. Chas. Meienburg were held at the late home on South Eighth street. A large concourse of friends were in attendance to pay the last tribute of respect to the deceased. The interment was at Evergreen. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Monday, November 13, 1899 P.2 ******** [cause: cancer]


THEODORE MEIENBURG From Der Nord Westen, 23 Feb. 1888: Burial Thurs. of last week of 20-year old Theodor Meyenburg who had been ill for many years with consumption. ******** [cause: consumption]


CAROL M. MEIHSNER (sent in by researcher/see contributors page) Carol M. Meihsner, age 70, formerly of 1615 Division St., Manitowoc, died Friday morning, October 1, 1999, Shady Lane Nursing Care Center. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 5, 1999, at Reinhold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and 10:30 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Manitowoc. Rev. Camillus Janas O.F.M. will officiate at the Mass of Christian Burial with burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Carol was born December 31, 1928, at Two Rivers, daughter of the late Edward M. and Clara Haws Koch Jr. She grew up in Two Rivers graduating from Washington High School with the class of 1946. She was married to Harry F. Meihsner October 1, 1949 at St. Mark's Church, Two Rivers. She has been a resident of Manitowoc for the past 50 years. Carol worked as a school crossing guard for the City of Manitowoc for 22 years, retiring in 1988. She enjoyed her family, traveling and playing Sheepshead. She is a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church, St. Theresa Society of St. Andrew Catholic Church and Women's Auxiliary of the United Transportation Union. Survivors include her husband, Harry; her children, 15 grandchildren, two brothers and sisters-in-law, one sister and brother-in-law. Also surviving are nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Glenn Koch. Relatives and friends may call at Reinhold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home, Manitowoc, from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, October 4, 1999. There will be a Parish Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m. Monday led by Rev. Camillus Jana O.F.M. There will also be a visitation at the funeral home Tuesday from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc, WI, October 3, 1999


FRIEDA MEIHSNER Mrs. Henry Meihsner, 87, of 1234 S. 14th St., Manitowoc, died Friday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, where she had been a patient for six weeks. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. John Evangelical and Reformed Church, Manitowoc, with the Rev. Paul H. Blaufuss officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Meihsner was born May 31, 1871, at New London, daughter of the late John and Jennie Demlow Haase. She was married to Henry Meihsner Nov. 21, 1891, at Two Rivers where the couple resided until 1898 when moving to Manitowoc. He died in 1935. Mr. Meihsner was a lifelong member of St. John Evangelical and Reformed Church. Four sisters and a brother preceded her in death. Survivors include a son, Clarence of Manitowoc; two daughters, Mrs. Otto Pfeifer and Mrs. E. W. Hall of Manitowoc; a sister, Mrs. E. Clare of Milwaukee; four grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Friends may call at Jens Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Sunday until 10:30 a.m. Monday when the casket will be removed to the church where the body will lie in state until the hour of service. Manitowoc Herald Times, May 16, 1959 P.9 ******** [d. 05-15-1959/age 87 yrs./widow of Henry Meihsner/ cause: heart disease-fracture l. hip]


HENRY MEIHSNER H.A. MEIHSNER, EXECUTIVE AT GOODS, IS DEAD Heart Attack Last Night Has Claimed Man Prominent In Business, Society Henry A. Meihsner, 67, identified with the aluminum industry here and at Two Rivers for more than 40 years, and in late years plant superintendent of the Aluminum Goods Manufacturing company in Manitowoc, died suddenly last night of a heart attack at the home, 1234 South 14th street. The death of Mr. Meihsner came as a shock to his family, business associates and friends. He had apparently recovered from an attack of pneumonia and planned shortly to resume his duties at the plant here. He went on a deer hunting trip a short time ago with a part of friends. New Year’s Day he was about the home as usual and was anticipating his daughter’s birthday anniversary later this week. Early last evening he was stricken with a heart attack and died two hours later. Coming to America alone from his home in Germany when a boy of 17, Mr. Meihsner secured his early training in wood working plants at Two Rivers. Funeral is Friday. He entered the aluminum industry with the late Joseph Koenig there and continued in positions of responsibility with the Aluminum Goods Manufacturing company until he became superintendent of the main plant of the company here. He was prominent in social and fraternal groups in Manitowoc. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. from the home and at 2 p.m. from St. John’s Evangelical church, 15th and Marshall streets. Interment will be at Evergreen cemetery. The deceased was born in Hessen-Nassau, Germany, August 6, 1867. He was first employed in northern lumber camps and returned to Two Rivers to be employed in the Mann Brothers wood working factory there. He continued in this capacity for a number of yars. Here 37 Years Ago When the aluminum industry began to grow in Manitowoc and Two Rivers Mr. Meihsner became interested and entered the employ of Joseph Koenig. With the consolidation of the Koenig plant at Two Rivers and the Vits interests in Manitowoc Mr. Meihsner came to this city 37 years ago where he since resided. He advanced through various foremanship posts until he was named plant superintendent. Mr. Meihsner was the recipient of the awards from the Aluminum Goods Manufacturing company for continuous service with the company, gold watch on the occasion of completing 25 years service and a diamond pin after 35 years with the company. The deceased was married at Two Rivers in 1891 to Miss Frieda Haase. Was A Leader Fraternally he was a member of the Modern Woodmen, Eagles and the Freier Saengerbund singing society. He served several terms as president of the latter society. He was an enthusiastic hunter and and fisherman and an active worker in the Manitowoc branch of the Izaak Walton league. Survivors are his widow, a son, Clarence, city; two daughters, Mrs. Otto Pfeifer and Mrs. E. W. Hall Jr., both of this city; a sister, Mrs. Elise Mitchell; and five brothers, George, Adam, Theodore, Carl and Christian, all residents of Germany. The body was removed to the home on South 14th street this afternoon from the Pfeffer funeral home and may be viewed there until the hour of the funeral. Manitowoc Herald Times, January 2, 1935 P. 2 ******** The aluminum industry of Manitowoc has lost one of its most capable executives in the death of Henry A. Meihsner. As plant superintendent at the Aluminum Goods in recent years he climaxed a career in which he was identified with the industry for more than 40 years. Mr. Meihsner’s interests were wide. He was prominent fraternally and socially. One of his happiest moments came when he was elevated to the presidency of the Freier Saengerbund singing society, an office he ably filled for several terms. He was an enthusiastic fisherman nand hunter and was active in the Izaak Walton league. The march of Mr. Meihsner to the position of plant superintendent at the Goods was a steady one. Promotions were in recognition of a man who combined a thorough knowledge of his business with fine leadership. Manitowoc Herald Times, January 4, 1935 P. 4 ******** PALLBEARERS ARE SELECTED Saengerbund Members to Pay Tribute to Mr. Meihsner Member of the Freier Sauengerbund singing society, of which the deceased was president, and employes of the Aluminum Goods Manufacturing company will officiate as pallbearers at the funeral Friday of Henry Meihsner, plant superintendent at the Goods factory here who died suddenly at his home New Year’s night. The pallbearers are Frank Hempel, Ernst Strub, Arthur Schmidt, Louis Bull, Nic Holly and Peter Pitsch. Following brief services at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the home on South 14th street there will be services at 2 p.m. at the St. John’s Evangelical church. Survivors in addition to the widow, two daughters and a son, include four grandchildren. Manitowoc Herald Times, January 3, 1935 P. 2 ******** [bur. 01-04-1935/age 67 yrs./cause: dilatation of right side of heart]


JOHANNA MEIHSNER Mrs. Hannah (sic) Meihsner, 43, widow of Fred Meihsner, died Tuesday evening after a lingering illness. The body will lie in state at the Urbanek and Schlei funeral home from Thursday afternoon until 10 o’clock Friday morning when it will be removed to the St. John Evangelical church. At 2 p.m. services will be conducted by the Rev. Paul Blaufuss, and interment will be made in Evergreen cemetery. Born Feb. 28, 1902, in Germany, Mrs. Meihsner was the former Hannah Sauer. She came to America when 21, and settled at Bowler, Wis., remaining there for a year and then came to Manitowoc. Her marriage to Mr. Meisner took place in 1925, and he preceded his wife in death a year ago. Survivors are two children, Ruth of Manitowoc and Corporal Harry, somewhere in the Pacific theater; three brothers, William, Walter and Siegfried, all in Germany; two sisters, Mrs. Reinhard Meihsner of this city and Mrs. Gerhard Struck of Wrightstown. Manitowoc Herald Times, November 7, 1945 P.2 ******** [Hannah Elise/d. 11-06-1945 at Delafield, WI/age 43 yrs./ bur. on Reinhardt Meihsner lot]


MARGARETE MEIHSNER Margarete Frieda Meihsner, age 102, entered eternal life on Saturday evening, Jan. 23, 2010, after a short illness, at The Bethany Terrace, Morton Grove, Ill. Margarete was born in Loewenberg, Silesia, Germany, on Oct. 8, 1907, the daughter of Martin and Elise Minna (Sauer) Gruhn. She immigrated to Manitowoc, in 1926. On June 16, 1928, she was married to Reinhard Meihsner at First German Evangelical Lutheran Church in Manitowoc. He preceded her in death on Aug. 13, 1970. Margarete loved music and was a member of the Manitowoc Homemakers' Chorus for many years. She was a member of First German Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid of the church. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Kathleen and Robert S. Hale of Park Ridge, Ill.; grandsons: Rev. Christopher (Lori) Hale of Quincy, Ill.; Bradley (Connie) Hale of Sturgeon Bay, Wis.; granddaughter Dr. Lorrie (Dr. Mark) Mitchell of Saint Joseph, Ill.; son-in-law: Raymond E. Luisier of Manitowoc; grandsons: James Luisier of Atlas, Mich.; Dr. David (Stacy) Luisier of Fort Atkinson, Wis.; Dan (Ann) Luisier of Manitowoc; granddaughters: Jennifer (Carl) Martin of Lake Mills, Wis.; Lindy (Tom) Backus of Manitowoc; 22 great- grandchildren; six great-great grand- children; sister: Charlotte Struck of Frankenmuth, Mich.; nephew: Harry Meihsner of Manitowoc; nieces: Ruth Panosh of Milwaukee, Wis.; Judith (Tom) Conzelmann of Frankenmuth, Mich. Other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reinhard Meihsner in 1970; her daughter, Dolores Luisier in 1987; three brothers and three sisters. A memorial service and celebration of her long life will be held at First German Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manitowoc, on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at 11 a.m. Cremation has taken place and entombment of the cremated remains will be at Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Memorials may be made to First German Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manitowoc or Bethany Terrace, Morton Grove, Ill. The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of Bethany Terrace for their compassionate care. Herald Times Reporter, Jan. 26, 2010


CHESTER A. MEINDL Chester A. Meindl, 71, of 722 N. 5th St., Manitowoc, died Monday evening at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, and at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Cyril Van Heeswyk will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Meindl was born Aug. 31, 1901, at Milwaukee, son of the late August and Ida Levenhagen Meindl. He married Margaret Handl Aug. 31, 1927, at Manitowoc. The couple located here. He had been employed at Kerscher Co., Rahr's Inc. and Manitowoc Shipbuilding Inc. until his retirement. He was an usher and member of Holy Name Society and Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, a son, three daughters, a brother, Ralph, of Manitowoc and 18 grandchildren. A sister preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday until the hour of srvice on Thursday. Memorial service will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. (Survivors edited for living) Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. September 19, 1972 ******** [d. 09-18-1972/age 71 yrs.] (b. Aug. 31, 1901/d. Sept. 1972/SSDI)


IDA (LEVENHAGEN) MEINDL Mrs. Ida Meindl, 76, died Monday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter M. Menge, of 1814 South Tenth street. She had been ill two weeks. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Vogelsang funeral home, the Rev. A. C. Fischer of the First Reformed church officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Mrs. Meindl, nee Ida Levenhgen, was born in this city in 1863 and in 1896 was married to August Meindl. Mr. Meindl died in 1923. For the past 10 years Mrs. Meindl has made her home with her daughter. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Menge, city; two sons, Ralph and Chester, city; and five grandchildren. The body may be viewed at the funeral home from Wednesday noon until the hour of the services Thursday. Manitowoc Herald Times, April 4, 1939 P. 2 ******* [d. 04-03-1939/age 76 yrs./cause: coronary occlusion/ bur. on Mrs. August Meindl lot]


ANNA E. MEISNER Mrs. Anna Meisner, 72, who had been residing with a daughter, Mrs. Leonard Scheer, at 2005 Lincoln St., Two Rivers, the past 10 years, died early Saturday morning at Two Rivers Municipal Hospital where she had been a patient for several weeks. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manitowoc, the Rev. T.F. Uetzmann officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Meisner, nee Anna Hermann, was born March 25, 1892, in Russia, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hermann. She was married in Russia Feb. 28, 1910, to John Meisner. The couple immigrated to this country in 1916, settling in Colorado. Several years later the family removed to Kansas and came to Rt. 2, Manitowoc, in 1925. Her husband preceded her in death eight years ago. Beside the daughter she leaves seven sons, Victor, George and John, of Manitowoc, August, of Ida Grove, Iowa, Frederick, of Two Rivers, Herman, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Edward, of Indianapolis, Ind.; a half sister, Mrs. Mary Fries, of Strasburg, Canada; 26 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Friends may call at Deja and Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, after 3 p.m. Sunday until 10:30 a.m. Monday, when the casket will be taken to the church where the body will lie in state until the time of service. Manitowoc Herlad Times, Saturday, July 18, 1964 P.14


CAROLINE MEISNER Death plucked a fair rosebud from the terrestrial garden of a happy home to be nurtured in the celestial garden of an all enduring eternity when it claimed Caroline, the five-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Meisner, So. Twelfth street, Thursday. The child had been ill but a day. Bright and winsome the little one was greatly beloved and parents are indeed in deep sorrow. The sympathy of many friends is extended. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Friday, April 12, 1901, p. 1 ******** From Der Nord Westen, 18 Apr. 1901: Diphtheria took the life of the 5-yr. old daughter Of John Misner(sic) here on Thurs. following a 1-day illness. The funeral was held Sun. ******** Caroline Meisner birth: June 1896 Manitowoc death: 11 April 1901 Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin residence: 1901 Manitowoc father: John Meisner mother: Minnie Klusmen Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968 ******** [cause: diptheria]


ELIZABETH MEISNER MRS. MEISNER PASSES AWAY Lifelong Resident of County Was 65 Years Old Mrs. Henry Meisner, 65, lifelong resident of the county, died Sunday at the home, 1511 South 10th street. She was taken ill last Thursday with a heart attack. Mrs. Meisner's death occurred on the anniversary of the death of her oldest sister, Mrs. Annie Glasow, who died March 8, 1923, in the town of Rockland. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Frazier mortuary in charge of the Rev. O.A. Menke of the First Reformed church. Interment will be at Evergreen cemtery. Born in Newton The deceased, whose maiden name was Elizabeth Stradthoff, was born in Newton in 1870 and married Henry Meisner April 4, 1891. They spent 10 years on a farm on the outskirts of the city and later moved to this city where Mr. Meisner engaged in business. Survivors are the widower; two daughters, Edna Meisner, a teacher at Racine, Wis., and Mrs. Lillian Zimmermann of this city; four sons, Gilbert F. and Raymond, city, Herbert L., San Francisco, Calif., Melvin C., Milwaukee; a sister, Mrs. Rudloph Behnke, city; two brothers, Herman, Manitowoc Rapids, and William, city; and four grandchildren. The body is at the funeral home and may be viewd there until the hour of the services. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, March 9, 1936 P.2 ******** [cause: myocarditis/bur. on Henry Meisner lot]


ERWIN MEISNER (d. 1906) Edwin Meisner birth: 26 August 1905 Manitowoc Rapids death: 4 October 1906 Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin residence: 1906 Manitowoc father: John Meisner mother: Mimme Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968 ******* [cause: enteric fever]


FLORENCE H. MEISNER Mrs. Florence H. Meisner, 87, a Manitowoc resident, died Thursday morning, Jan. 7, (1982) at Park Lawn Home, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The Order of Eastern Star will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Meisner, nee Florence H. Drumm, was born May 30, 1894, at Manitowoc, daughter of the late William and Bertha Rohrer Drumm. She was married to Melvin C. Meisner June 29, 1911, at Manitowoc, the couple residing at Two Rivers after their marriage. They moved to Milawukee to reside until 1968, when they moved to Valders to make their home. Mr. Meisner preceded her in death July 28, 1970. Mrs. Meisner was a member of Order of Eastern Star of Manitowoc. Survivors include two sisters, three sisters-in-law, a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Laura Conklan, and a brother, William J. Drumm. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of services. Memorials are appreciated to Park Lawn Home, Manitowoc. Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Thursday, January 7, 1982 (sent in by researcher/see contributors page) ******** [d. 7 Jan 1982/age 87 yrs/widow of Melvin C. Meisner/ bur. on Raymond K. and Lillian Meisner lot] (30 May 1894/Jan 1982/SSDI)


FRED MEISNER Friedrich Johann Carl Meisner, an old and well-known settler in Town Newton, was found dead in his bed Wednesday morning last week. A heart attack during the night brought his life to an end. Meisner was born 05 February 1825 in Sulten, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and came to America in 1853. He lived 4 years in Manitowoc, moving to Town Newton in 1857 where he has lived ever since. His wife preceded him in death about a year ago. He is survived by 3 sons. The funeral was held Monday afternoon. Der Nord Westen, 22 Mar. 1906 ********* [Fred Meisner/bur. 6-18-1927/cause: heart failure/bur. on Henry Meisner lot/ removal from Newton] ********* Fred Meisner birth: 5 February 1825 Germany death: 14 March 1906 Newton, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin residence: 1906 Newton spouse: Maggie Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


GILBERT F. MEISNER Funeral services for Gilbert F. Meisner, 69, of 1513 S. 10th St., Manitowoc, who died Thursday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Ronald Reimer will officiate and private burial services will be Monday at Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Meisner was born June 23, 1900, in Town of Newton, Manitowoc County, son of the late Henry and Elizabeth Strothoff Meisner. He moved to Manitowoc as a child with his parents. He married Leone B. Simmer April 26, 1932. Prior to his retirement seven years ago, he had been employed as a salesman with the Standard Brands Co. of Green Bay. He was a member of the United Commercial Travelers. Survivors include his wife; a son (Survivor omitted for privacy.), three brothers, Melvin of Valders, Herbert of Mill Valey, Calif., and Ray of Manitowoc; two sisters, Mrs. Elmer Zimmerman of Coeur d Alene, Idaho, and Miss Edna of Manitowoc, and four grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 o'clock this Friday afternoon where a memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. May 28, 1970 ********* [d. 05-28-1970/age 69 yrs.] (23 Jun 1900/May 1970/SSDI)


HENRY MEISNER (d. 1945) Henry Meisner, 76, of 1511 South Tenth street, lifelong resident of city and county and active for years in Progressive party poitics(sic) in county and state, died last night at his home. Death was due to a heart ailment. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Frazier mortuary chapel, the Rev. Noah Bess officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen cemetery. Mr. Meisner was born in Newton in 1869 and when a young man worked in the lumber woods of northern Wisconsin. In 1891 he married Miss Elizabeth Strodthoff and they located on a farm in Newton. He operated a farm implement business at Collins for a time and moved to this city in November, 1900. In 1909 he purchased the Schuette livery business on Washington street, which he operated until 1919. Mr. Meisner was named an inspector of state institutions by Governor John Blaine in 1922, which position he held four years. He served as under-sheriff and deputy sheriff for a quartet of Manitowoc sheriffs. He was one of the founders of the LaFollette club of the county and took an active inerest in Progressive party affairs for years. He has been retired in recent years. Mrs. Meisner died March 8, 1936. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Elmer Zimmermann of this city, Miss Edna Meisner of Racine; four sons, Melvin of Milwaukee, Gilbert and Raymond of this city, MM 1/c Herbert in the southwest Pacific. Two brothers, Charles and Fred, preceded him in death. The body may be viewed at the Frazier mortuary after 7 p.m. Saturday until the hour of the services. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, September 14, 1945 P.2


HERMAN A. MEISNER Herman A. Meisner, 66, of 1313 S. 12th St., Manitowoc, died Monday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First German Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manitowoc, the Rev. L. H. Koeninger officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Meisner was born May 16, 1898, at Manitowoc, son of the late John and Wilhelmina Klusmeyer Meisner. Feb. 1, 1921, he married Laura Schlei at Brookfield, Ill. He was employed by Seibel Clothing Co. and for 33 years was a partner in C. Schlei Dray Line Inc. Surviving ar his wife, a son, Ronald, two daughters, Mrs. Edward (Arline) Aschenbrenner and Mrs. Paul (Naomi) Klingholz, a brother, Edward Klusmeyer of Manitowoc and seven grandchildren. Friends may call at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc, after 3 p.m. Tuesday until 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and then at the church. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, November 2, 1964 P.9 ******** [d. 11-02-1964 age 66 yrs./bur. on John Meisner lot] (16 May 1898/Oct 1964/SSDI)


JOHN MEISNER From Der Nord Westen, 29 Aug. 1901: Also on Wed. last week, John Meissner here died of dropsy. He was born in 1821 and came to America about 50 yrs. ago. He leaves his widow and 4 children. The funeral was held Fri. afternoon. ******* [bur. 08-21-1901/age 80 yrs./cause:dropsy]


JOHN MEISNER (d. 1927) JNO. MEISNER, RICHTER SONS' EMPLOYE, DIES John Meisner, 63, native of Manitowoc county and always a resident here and for 29 years an employe of the A.M. Richter Sons Company, died at his home 1313 So. Twelfth street Saturday night after an illness of six weeks. Complications caused death. Mr. Meisner continued his work up to six weeks ago when ill health forced him to retire. Funeral services will be held from the home Tuesday afternoon to the Lutheran church at 2 o'clock Rev.Machmiller officiating. Mr. Meisner was born in the town of Rapids, Jan. 12, 1864 and had made his home in the city for many years. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Edward and Herman. One brother, Joseph at Randolph, Nebraska, also survives. Manitowoc Herald News, Monday, May 2, 1927 P.2 ******* [bur. 5-3-1927/cause: pulmonary tuberculosis]


JOHN F. MEISNER (d. 1956) John F. Meisner, 71, of Memorial Drive, Rt. 2, Manitowoc, and formerly of 1251 S. 32nd St., Manitwooc, died at his home early Wednesday night after a lengthy illness. He had been treated for a heart condition. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Immanuel Evan (sic) Lutheran Church, Manitowoc, the Rev. T.F. Ueizmann (sic) officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Meisner was born in Russia on Sept. 15, 1885, son of the late John and Mary Stregher Meisner. In 1910 he married the former Anna Hermann in Russia, the couple coming to this country in 1912, settling in Colorado. A short time later the family came to Manitowoc. For a chief (sic) period he was employed at the Manitowoc Ship Building Corp., and for 19 years worked for the McMullen & Pitz Construction Co., retiring 10 years ago. Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Leonard Scheer of Rt. 2, Manitwooc, seven sons, Victor, George, John and Edward Meisner of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Catherine Fischer of British Columbia, Canada; three brothers, Alex, Jacob and David Meisner of Lockwood, Saskatchewan, Canada, and 19 grandchildren. Friends may call at the Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, after 3 p.m. Friday until 10 a.m. Saturday when the casket will be taken to the church, where the body will lie in state until the time of service. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, November 1, 1956 P.29 ********* [John Fred/d. 10-31-1956/age 71 yrs./bur. on Anna Meisner lot]


LENA MEISNER DEATH COMES TO END ILLNESS OF LONG PERIOD Mrs. Fred Meisner Is Called to Rest at the Hospital Mrs. Fred Meisner, a well known resident, died at the hospital yesterday at the age of 47 years. Mrs. Meisner had been ill for many months and her death was not unexpected as little hope had been held out for her recovery. Decedent was born on Sept. 2, 1871, and was a daughter of Fred Schmidt, former proprietor of English Lake hotel. She is survived by her husband whom she married 27 years ago and four children, Lynda, Arno, Herbert and Fred and by her parents, six sisters, Mrs. Berringer of Clark county, Mrs. Herman Kieselhorst, Mrs. Fred Schwartzenbart, Mrs. William Vogelsang, this city; Mrs. Ernst Ansorga, English Lake; Mrs. Henry Ewald, of Ewen, and one brother, Louis Schmidt. The funeral will be held on Monday at 1 o’clock from the home of her father, Rev. Toepel officiating. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Saturday, September 28, 1918 ********* [bur. 09-31-1918/cause: myocarditis/bur. on Henry Meisner lot]


MAGRATA MEISNER From Der Nord Westen, 18 May 1905: We received the news too late for publication in last week’s newspaper, that Mrs. Margarethe Meissner, the 72-yr. old wife of Fr. Meissner, Sr., in Newton, had died on Tues. Mrs. Meissner had a lesion which turned into a malignant growth. For 7 yrs. she had the growth operated on, but it grew larger and eventually caused here death. Mrs. Meissner was born 05 Dec. 1832 in Bavaria and came to America with her parents in 1852. The family settled in Town Mishicott. In 1846, Mrs. Meissner, nee Margarethe Stelzer, married her late husband and settled with him in Town Newton where they lived ever since. She is survived by 3 children. The funeral was held Fri. afternoon by Pastor Sieker at the cemetery of the Newton Lutheran Church. ******* [Magrata Meisner/bur. 6-18-1927/cause: abdominal tumor/ bur. on Henry Meisner lot/removal from Newton]


MATHILDA MEISNER TWO PIONEER WOMEN OF CITY CALLED BY DEATH Mrs. Tesch and Mrs. Meisner, Both Advanced in Years, Dead Mrs. Mathilda Meisner succumbed to an illness of pneumonia at her home on Division street last night, aged 76 years. Decedent was a native of Germany, born July 22, 1841 and had resided here for many years. One son, Charles, and a daughter, Mrs. Speicher/Spelcher? survive. The funeral will be held from the late home Wednesday afternoon at 2, Rev. Machmiller officiating. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Monday, June 18, 1917, Page 1 ********* John Hecker, Fred Bahls, Mrs. Louis Dorman, Mrs. Albert Lowe, of Chicago are here for the funeral of the late Mrs. Meisner. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Wednesday, June 20, 1917, Page 3 ********* [Mathilda Meisner/bur. 06-20-1917][cause: pneumonia/ bur. on John Meisner lot]


MINNIE MEISNER (d. 1902) Minnie Meisner birth: March 1874 Wis. death: 19 November 1902 Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin residence: 1902 Manitowoc father: Meisner Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968 ******* [age 28 yrs./cause: tuberculosis]


MINNIE MEISNER (d. 1944) Mrs. John Meisner, 79, nee Wilhelmina Klusmeyer, of 1313 South 12th street, died early today. She suffered a broken hip three weeks ago in a fall. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. from the Wattawa, Urbanek and Schlei funeral home and at two o'clock from the First German Evangelical Lutheran church, the Rev. L.H. Koeninger officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery. Mrs. Meisner was born in Newton in 1865 and 49 years ago was married to Mr. Meisner. He died 17 years ago. Mrs. Meisner was a member of the Ladies Aid society of the First German Evangelical Lutheran church. Survivors are two sons, Edward and Herman of this city; brother, Herman Klsumeyer (sic) of Kaukesha; and four grandchildren. The body may be viewed from Wednesday noon until the hour of the services. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, August 22, 1944 P.2 ********* [d. 08-22-1944/age 79 yrs./cause: uremia/widow of John Meisner]


RICHARD MEISNER Dickie Meisner, 7, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray K. Meisner, 1201 Division street, died at Holy Family hospital at 9 o'clock this morning following a tonsilectomy earlier. Funeral arrangements will be announced Monday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, August 5, 1944 P.2 ******** Funeral services for Dickie Meisner (photo), 7-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond K. Meisner, 1201 Division street who died Saturday morning at the Holy Family hospital following a tonsil operation, were held this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the Immanuel Ev. Lutheran church. The Rev. Theo. F. Uetzmann was in charge of the rites. Burial was in Evergreen cemetery. Dickie was born in Manitowoc on April 21, 1937, and would have been in the second grade at the Jefferson school this fall. Besides his parents, a sister, and a brother (private), survive. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, August 7, 1944 P.2 ******** [cause: respiratory failure/son of Raymond Meisner/bur. on Henry Meisner lot-his grandfather]


RONALD L. MEISNER Ronald L. Meisner, age 69, of 1613 S. 16th St., Manitowoc, died on Monday evening, Feb. 25, 2008, at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, Manitowoc. He was born on April 11, 1938, in Manitowoc, son of the late Herman and Lora (Schlei) Meisner. Ronald was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving time in Alaska. He was employed at Eastman for his entire career until his retirement. Ronald was a member of First German Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manitowoc. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) He was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law: Arlene and Eddie Ashenbrenger. Cremation has occurred, and a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, 2008, at The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc. Officiating at the memorial service will be the Rev. Steven Hahm. Ronald will be laid to rest at Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc, at a later date. The family will greet relatives and friends at The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, from 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, 2008, until the time of service at 11 a.m. Herald Times Reporter, Feb. 28, 2008


VICTOR MEISNER JR. Victor Meisner, Jr., the 16 day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Meisner, 2201 Marshall street, died this morning at the home. Funeral service will be held Friday at 2:30 o'clock from the Shimek and Schwartz funeral parlors with the Rev. L.A. Koeninger officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen cemetery. The funeral parlor will open from 10:30 a.m. Friday. Survivors are the parents; two sisters, Anna Mae and Judith; and one brother, James. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. January 14, 1943 P. 2


CHARLES W. MEISNEST C.W. Meisnest, Teacher Over 50 Years, Dead Charles W. Meisnest, veteran educator and charter member of the Kiwanis Club, died early Wednesday morning at Holy Family Hospital where he had been a patient two weeks. Meisnest, 79, resided at 845 N. 14th st. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home. The Rev. A. C. Fischer will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. The native of Manitowoc County was born in the Town of Branch Jan. 28, 1878. His parents were the late George and Mary Krall Meisnest. He attended the one- room rural school in the town, graduated from the eighth grade at 13. Two years later he was awarded his teacher certificate and therefore, until June of 1951, was active in the education field. He retired five years ago from the profession and at the time was on the faculty of Lincoln High School. In the early years of his teaching he continued his studies, earning entrance credits to the University of Wisconsin in 1900. He was graduated from the state school four years later and Aug. 21, 1908, married the former Olive Bleser. Joined City System With six years experience in rural schools, Mr. Meisnest joined the city school system, teaching in the West Side High School, now Adams School. He taught German, commercial subjects, geography and bookkeeping. In his fourth year here he was elected county superintendent of schools and moved to his office in the Courthouse, then two years old. While in this office for nine years, Mr. Meisnest labored to improve instruction methods and attendance. He also sponsored the district agricultural fairs which were popular rural features before the advent of Four H. Subsequently he became principal of the Roosevelt School, South Eighth street, where he taught eight grade pupils. In 1920 he became principal of McKinley School which had an enrollment of about 600 students. Eleven years later he joined Lincoln High School, remaining there until his retirement in 1951. He was honored in February of…(line underinked)..teaching service by the Manitowoc Education Assn. Secretary 33 Years The veteran member of the Kiwanis Club served as its secretary continuously for more than 33 years, taking over the past from the first club secretary in 19__. He was district secretary of the organization in 1943 for the Wisconsin-Upper Michigan area. He bowled for a number of years with various teams of the club. Mr. Meisnest was honored by the club when he had served it for a quarter of a century, receiving a new 25-year pin and a gift from the members. In June of ____ he was inducted into the Half Century Club of the University of Wisconsin. Surviving him are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Robert Erickson? of Marinette and Mrs. James Daily of Manitowoc; a son, Carl _, of Manitowoc; a sister, Miss Elizabeth Meisnest of Manitowoc, and four grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday. Manitowoc Herald Times, January 30, 1957 P. 13 ******** [d. 01-30-1957/age 78 yrs./cause: cerebral hemorrhage]


EMMA AASTAD MEISNEST MEISNEST FUNERAL Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Aastad Meisnest, 85, former teacher, of 1002 N. Eighth St., Manitowoc, who died Thursday, will be at 3:30pm Monday at Jens Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The Rev. Gervase J. Zanotti will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. The former Emma Eberhardt was born at Newton, Sept. 12, 1872, daughter of the late August and Amelia Mundt Eberhardt. She was married to Amund Aastad Aug. 25, 1905? He died in August of 1918. Mrs. Meisnest taught schools in rural Manitowoc County at 18 and later for 15 years in the City of Manitowoc. She was a member of the Ladies Society of First Presbyterian Church, Manitowoc. Mrs. Meisnest is survived by a son, Ralph Aastad of Chicago; two brothers, Henry and William Eberhardt of Manitowoc; three grand- children and seven great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2pm Sunday until 1pm Monday. Manitowoc Herald-Times, Saturday, June 21, 1958 ******* [Emma AASTAD Meisnest/d. 06-19-1958/age 85 yrs./ widow of Amund Aastad and Frank Meisnest/bur. on Emma Aastad lot]


GEORGE MEISNEST George W. Meisnest, 80, of 841 North 15th street, lifelong resident of the city and county, died early today following a lingering illness. He was born at Branch in 8165 and in 1896 married Miss Sarah K??ey. He was employed for many years in the shipping department of the Aluminum Goods company and has been retired in recent years. He was a member of the Holy Innocents church and the Holy Name society of that congregation. Mrs. Meisnest died 12 years ago. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. A. J. G____ of this city; three brothers, Frank and Charles of this city, Fred of Seattle, Wash.; two sisters, Elizabeth and Mrs. Louis Bleser of Manitowoc; three grand- children and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Shimek and Schwartz funeral home and at 9 o’clock at the Holy Innocents church, the Rev. E. A. Radey officiating. Owing to the funeral services, there will be change of masses at the church Friday. Communion will be distributed at 6 a.m., a high mass at 7 a.m. and the funeral mass at 9 a.m. The body may be viewed at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Thursday. Manitowoc Herald Times, August 1, 1945 P. 2 ******** [d. 08-03-1945/age 80 yrs.]


OLIVE MEISNEST Death of Woman First Manitowoc Fatality in ’66. Manitowoc recorded its first traffic fatality of 1966 Friday with the death of an elderly Manitowoc woman who sustained severe head injuries in a two-car accident at 10:54 a.m. at the intersection of S. 21st and Franklin streets. The victim, Mrs. Charles (Live) Meisnest, 87, of 845 N. 14th St., was a passenger in a car driven by Mrs. Martha Fey, 77, of 2221 Markham St. Mrs. Meisnest was thrown from the car upon impact and pinned beneath the right rear wheel. She was rushed to Holy Family Hospital by the Manitowoc Ambulance Service where she died about 1:25 p.m…. Mrs. Meisnest was the former Olive Bleser and was born Feb. 11, 1879, at Francis Creek, daughter of the late Adam and Mary Wiesner Bleser. She was married to Mr. Meisnest at Manitowoc Aug. 21, 1906. Her husband, who preceded her in death in 1957, was a Manitowoc school teacher for 50 years, county superintendent of schools, and had been principal of McKinley School. She was a member of the Christian Mothers Altar Society. Funeral Monday She is survived by a son, Carl, of Wisconsin Rapids; two daughters, Mrs. E. Robert (Doris) Erickson, of Marinette and Mrs. James (Grace) Daily, of Manitowoc; a brother, Louis and two sisters, Mrs. Frank Hall and Mrs. Nic Fey, all of Manitowoc, and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at Holy Innocents Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. E.A. Radey will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday where at 6:30 p.m. the CMA Society will recite the Rosary. Manitowoc Herald Times, October 1, 1966 P. 1 ******** [d. 9-30-1966/age 87 yrs/widow of Charles W. Meisnest] (11 Feb. 1879/Oct. 1966/SSDI)


SARAH MEISNEST FUNERAL WILL BE TOMORROW Mrs. Sarah Meisnest Dies at Home Saturday Mrs. Sarah meisnest, 62, wife of George Meisnest, 841 North 15th street, died Saturday evening at the home. The deceased had been in failing health for several weeks. Maiden name of the deceased was Sarah Kealey. She was born 62 years ago in the town of Kossuth. She was married there to George Meisnest and for several years had resided here. Survivors are the husband, one daughter, Mrs. Arthur Gruber, city, two grandchildren, Betty Jane and Mary Lou Gruber, a brother, Charles, city and two sisters, Mrs. Florian Kunz, city, and Miss Clara Kealey, Dousman, Wis. The deceased was a member of the Altar society of the Holy Innocents parish. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 8:30am from the home and at 9 am from the Holy Innocents church with interment at Evergreen cemetery. The remains were removed to the home today from the Shimek and Schwartz funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times April 3, 1933, p.2 ******** [bur. 04-04-1933/age 62 yrs./cause: cerebral hemorrhage/ wife of George G. Meisnest aka Meistnest]


CARL FR. MEISSNER Name: Meissner, Carl Fr. D.: 10/26/1877 B.: 12/13/1876 Reg. D.: 12/27/1877 Sex: M/W Age at Death: 10 Mo. 14 Da. B.P.: D.P.: Cem.: Ch.: Inf. & Address: Rev. F. Pieper Spouse: F.: M.: Cause of Death: Cramps Pg. #: 245 ********* [Burial register has buried the child of Mrs. Meisner Fri Gr $1]


JOACHIM MEISSNER Name: Meissner, Joachim D.: 6/26/1877 B.: Reg. D.: 12/27/1877 Sex: M/W Age at Death: 50 Yrs. 2 Mo. 20 Da. B.P.: Germany D.P.: Cem.: Ch.: Inf. & Address: Rev. F. Pieper Spouse: Wilhelmine Meissner F.: M.: Cause of Death: Consumption Pg. #: v.1 p.240 [Burial register has buried Mr. Meissner from Rapitz friegrount $2.50]


LIBBY MEISSNER Mrs. Henry (Libby) Meissner, 73, of 450 E. Reed Ave., Manitowoc, died Monday evening at Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Glenn Unke will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Meissner, nee Libby Jindra, was born Nov. 29, 1901, in the Town of Mishicot, daughter of the late Wencil and Rose Youra Jindra. She was educated in Mishicot area schools. She was married to Henry Meissner Dec. 27, 192, at Manitowoc. She was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church. Survivors include her husband, a son, William, of Miami, Fla., a sister, Mrs. Mame Bugler, of Rt. 1, Two Rivers, and a grandson, Jay Meissner. A grandson, Steven, preceded her in death in July of 1971. Friends may call at Schneider-Mittnacht Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and at the church from 11 a.m. Thursday until the time of service. Herald Times Reporter, December 17, 1974 P. 3 ******* [wife of Henry W. Meissner]


NONA JUNE MEISSNER (d. 1949) Nona June Meissner, week old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Meissner of S-8-R Custerdale, died Wednesday at Holy Family hospital. Funeral services were held at 1:45 p.m. today at the Pfeffer funeral home and at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic church. The Rev. Martin Jackels officiated with burial in Evergreen cemetery. Survivors are the parents; three sisters (Survivors omitted for privacy.); grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Meissner and Mrs. Jo Archambault. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, February 24, 1949 P.2


NONA JUNE MEISSNER (d. 1977) Miss Nona June Meissner, 16, of 770 E. Albert Dr., Manitowoc, died Tuesday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Harold Berryman will officiate with burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Miss Meissner was born June 16, 1960, at Manitowoc, daughter of Kenneth and Elaine Archambault Meissner. She was graduated from Woodrow Wilson Jr. High School and was a student in the Junior Class at Lincoln High School, Manitowoc. Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Meissner, of Manitowoc; two brothers, Bruce, of Manitowoc and Jeff, at home; six sisters, a twin sister, Nina Jean, at home; Deanna Chapleski; Mrs. Delvin (Linda) Benter and Tina Meissner, of Manitowoc, Mrs. Robert (Rita) Miller, of Green Bay and Gina Mae, at home; her paternal grandfather, Ronald Meissner Sr. of Rt. 2, Two Rivers, a special friend, Lee Holschbach, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday, where a prayer service will be at 7:30 p.m. Herald Times Reporter, March 23, 1977 P. 23 ******* [Mar. 22, 1977/dau. of Kenneth A. Meissner]


ROBERT F. MEISSNER (d. 1953) Manitowoc Man Commits Suicide MANITOWOC-A 21-year-old Manitowoc man, despondent after a fight with his girl, hung himself in the basement of her home Tuesday. He was Robert F. Meissner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Meissner of 1313A Washington St. The body was found at 6 a.m. Tuesday by Miss Irene Kott, in the basement of 1803 Washington St. Miss Kott told police she had noticed a peculiar odor from the basement as she left for work, and saw the body when she looked in the basement. Teitgen Rules 'Suicide' Dr. Theodore Teitgen, Manitowoc County cornoner, ruled the death suicide, and said there would be no inquest. Meissner had been dead since about 1 a.m., Dr. Teitgen said. Miss Kott said she heard noises in the basement at that time, but went to bed when they quieted down. According to Meissner's girl friend, 18, who also lives in the house, the couple had been to the beach Monday afternoon and had a fight. She said she had left Meissner when he threw some pop bottles into the lake. Later in the day, Meissner tried to see the girl at her home, but was refused admittance. Wash-Line Used Monday evening, Meissner reportedly told a member of his family that he wouldn't "have any more trouble with girls." His body was found in one part of the basement, with a wash-line stretched from the neck into another room and anchored around a chair. Funeral services for Meissner will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home. The Rev. Paul Blaufuss will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen cemetery. He was born in Manitowoc in 1932, attended the public schools and was graduated from Lincoln High School in 1951. He had been employed at the Manitowoc Equipment Works. Survivors are the parents; a sister (private), at home; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Perschke of Philipps, Wis. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, June 2, 1953 P.15 ******** [d. 06-02-1953/age 21 yrs./bur. on Frank Meissner lot]


RUDOLPH A. MEISSNER Funeral services for Rudolph Meissner, 66, of 715 N. Eighth St., Manitowoc, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Glenn Unke will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Meissner wsa born Jan. 18, 1903, in Manitowoc County, son of the late Rudolph and Emma Zeddies Meissner Sr. He worked 33 years for Kingsbury breweries until retirement in 1967. He was a member of the Malsters and Brewers Union. he married Margaret Wuellner Feb. 5, 1923, at Mishicot and the couple located at Manitowoc. Survivors include the wife; two sons, Donald and Russell of Manitowoc; two daughters, Mrs. John (Catherine) Schaff and Mrs. Russell (Bette) Krueger of Manitowoc; six brothers, Harvey, Edwin, Roland, Henry and Wilmer of Manitowoc and Clarence of Cudahy; two sisters, Mrs. Elmer Neubert of Manitowoc and Mrs. Rudy Glishmann of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and 12 grandchildren. Friends may call at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral, Manitowoc, until Friday noon and then at the church until time of service. Manitowoc Herald Times, October 16, 1969 P. 28 ******* [bur. on Margaret Meissner lot]


ARTHUR W. MEISTER (d. 1951) Arthur W. Meister, 58, of 917 South 24th street, Manitowoc, who worked for the North Western railroad for nearly 40 years, died Thursday evening at Holy Family hospital, Manitowoc, following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Pfeffer funeral home, Manitowoc, the Rev. Paul Blaufuss of the St. John Evangelical church, officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Meister was born in 1892 in Algoma and came to Manitowoc with his parents when he was a boy. In 1914 he married Regina Lang, who survives with four daughters, Mrs. Theodore Kraemer, Mrs. Edward Fargo and Mrs. Alfred Stasiek of Manitowoc and Miss Germaine at home; son, Arthur of Manitowoc; sister, Mrs. Mollie Cootway of Detroit, Mich.; and nine grandchildren. Mr. Meister was the night yard master for the Chicago and North Western railroad in Manitowoc. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad and Trainmen; American Supervisors association; and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday until time of services on Monday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. Friday, January 12, 1951 P. 12 ********* [d. 01-11-1951/age 58 yrs.]


BERTHA (MEYER) MEISTER DEATH COMES TO END ILLNESS MANY MONTHS Death claimed Mrs. Otto Meister, a well known south side resident Tuesday at the hospital where she has been a patient for several weeks, Mrs. Meister’s death being due to a lingering illness which an operation failed to stay in its progress. The body was removed to the family home on So. Fifteenth street and funeral services will be held Friday at 2 o’clock. Mrs. Meister was born in this city 41 years ago and had always made her home here. She was married in 1891 and is survived by her husband, one son Edgar and a daughter Margaret. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Meyer, a sister, Mrs. Kleman and a brother UJ.. Meyer also survive. Mrs. Meister was a communicant of the Lutheran church and funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Machmiller. Manitowoc Daily Herald, January 15, 1913 P. 1 ******* [bur. 01-17-1913/cause: carcimonia of pelvic organs/bur. on Fred Meyer lot]


CARL MEISTER CARL MEISTER STRICKEN BY HEART FAILURE Death Comes to York Street Man 15 Minutes After Attack Carl Meister, residing at 810 York street, died suddenly Saturday night at his home, following an attack of heart failure. Mr. Meister had not been well during the day but was about the house and his condition caused no alarm. During the evening he suffered the heart attack and died fifteen minutes later. Decedent was a native of Germany and came here from Algoma ten years ago. He is survived by a widow, two sons, Arthur and Harold, and one daughter, Mrs. T. Cootway, Jr. The funeral will be held from the home at 1:30 and from the Lutheran church at 2 o'clock tomorrow. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Monday, May 8, 1916 P.8 ******** [bur. 05-09-1916/cause: acute myoccarditis/bur. on Mrs. Carl Meister lot]


FRIEDRICH MEISTER Name: Meister, Friedrich D.: 9/22/1869 B.: 10/10/1845 Reg. D.: 10/5/1869 Sex: M/W Age at Death: 23 Yrs. 11 Mo. 12 Da. B.P.: Prussia D.P.: Mtwc. Cem.: Evergreen Ch.: Inf. & Address: M. H. Quehl Spouse: Aususte Thiele F.: M.: Cause of Death: Accident Add Info.: Teamster Pg. #: v.1 p.68 and v.6 p.221 (2 entries) ************* Friedrich Meister birth: 10 October 1845 Prussia death: 22 September 1900 Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin residence: 1900 Manitowoc, Wis. spouse: Karoline Thiele Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968 (Note: The d. date is wrong on this record/if he was 23 when he died, that puts the d. date at 1868/1869 like the county record and cemetery record shows) ************* [bur. 09-24-1869]


GUSIE MEISTER From Der Nord Westen, 07 Feb. 1901: A child of Otto Meister died Thurs. last week a few hours after birth. ******** Gussie Carman Meister birth: 31 January 1901 Manitowoc death: 31 January 1901 Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin residence: 1901 Manitowoc father: Otto Meister mother: Bertha Meyers Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968 ******** [Gusie Meister/bur. 02-01-1901/age 6 hrs./female] (birth record: Gussie Meister, b: 31 Jan 1901, Reel: 0121, Record: 001003/from microfiche births on this site)


IDA MEISTER Mrs. Ida Meister, 76, of 2306 Washington street, died Saturday evening after an illness of one week. Funeral serivces will be held from the Pfeffer funeral home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with the Rev. Paul Blaufuss officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen cemetery. Mrs. Meister, nee Ida Janke, was born in Germany on March 30, 1867 and was married there 53 years ago to Carl Meister. The couple came to this country 50 years ago. Mr. Meister died 27 years ago. Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Mollie Cootway of Detroit, Mich.; two sons, Arthur of this city with whom she had been making her home, and Harold of San Francisco, Cal.; one sister, Mrs. Julius Wunch of Algoma; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The body may be viewed at the funeral home until the time of the services. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, July 12, 1943 P. 2 ******* [d. 07-10-1943/age 76 yrs./cause: myocarditis/widow of Carl Meister]


OTTO F. MEISTER HAND INJURED, BLOOD POISONING DEVELOPS Otto Meister, Employee of Rahr Plant, in Danger Blood poisoning which developed from an injury to his hand which he suffered some time ago, threatens to prove serious for Otto Meister, an employee of the William Rahr Sons’ company plant who is a patient at the hospital. Mr. Meister’s condition was reported to be serious today but it was said that he had a chance for recovery. Mr. Meister had his hand torn and badly crushed while at his work a short time ago and the injury did not heal and later developed into blood poisoning. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Thursday, March 25, 1915, Page 8 ********* INJURY TO HAND TEN DAYS AGO DEVELOPS BLOOD POISONING AND DEATH IS THE RESULT Otto F. Meister Dies at Hospital when Blood Poisoning Follows from Injury to Thumb—Suffered Agonies Blood poisoning which developed from a cut on the thumb and which for a week subjected him to agonized sufferings caused the death at the hospital Sunday of Otto F. Meister, the death of Mr. Meister occurring late yesterday afternoon. During the day it became apparent that there was no hope, though a second operation was performed in an effort to save the patient’s life. Mr. Meister was employed as a fireman at the plant of the Wm. Rahr Sons company and while at work ten days ago injured his thumb, a gash being cut in the flesh. No attention was paid the injury, which was considered slight but infection set in and a few days ago it was necessary to remove Mr. Meister to the hospital where his condition had grown steadily worse. Deceased was 49 years of age, having been born in this city March 23, 1866. His wife died two years ago and Mr. Meister is survived by two children, Edgar and Margaret and by one grandchild, Paul Meister. His mother, Mrs. Ehrenreich, South Fourteenth street, and brother in Oregon, also survive. The funeral of Mr. Meister will be held from the late home, South Fifteenth street, Wednesday at 2 o’clock, Rev. Machmiller officiating. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Monday, March 29, 1915, Page 1 ******** [bur. 31 Mar. 1915/cause: septicimma] ******** DAUGHTER OF OTTO MEISTER IS AWARDED $3000 BY STATE BOARD FOR FATHER'S DEATH Estate of Employe of Rahr Sons Co., who Died from Scratch on Hand, to Receive Amount Under Compensation Act, but Appeal will be Taken A decision handed down by the Wisconsin Industrial commission today awards $3,000 to the estate of the late Otto Meister, former employe of the William Rahr Sons company who died several months ago as result of blood poisoning which he developed from an injury to his hand while he was employed in the plant of the company. Under the decision of the commission, if the amount is paid in a lump sum at this time, the award is ent (sic) to $2,815. Following the death of Mr. Meister, claim for compensation under the industrial act was filed by Fred Carus, administrator of the estate for Miss Margaret Meister, orphaned daughter of the dead man and the case has been pending for some time, the decision having been held up since last September. Hearings were held here by the Industrial commission, Kelly & Ledvina appearing for the estate and Nash & Nash for the Rahr Sons' company. Meister's injury was a small scratch on the hand which later developed into blood poisoning and he was forced to go to the hospital where his condition became serious and after lingering for some time, he died. Meister's wife died only a short time before his demise. Records of the Industrial Commission in the Meister case are said to have been the largest of any case ever filed with the Commission. The Rahr Sons Company in the hearing in defense of the claim contended that Meister's death, which resulted from blood poisoning, was not due to an injury which he received while at work in the plant in his regular course of occupation, maintaining that the man was injured outside the plant. It was claimed that there was no evidence to establish where the injury occurred and that therefore the company was not liable. The State commission however holds that the injury was received while Meister was at work. Notice of appeal from the decision will be filed by the Rahr Sons Co., it was announced today. The company it is said, will contest on the grounds that the place of injury was not determined. No objection is made to the amount of the award which, if the company is held liable, is fixed by law. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Thursday, March 23, 1916 P.1


PAUL MEISTER TRAGEDY ENDS PLAY OF LITTLE PAUL MEISTER, THE SON OF FORMER LOCAL RESIDENT Tragedy ended the happy play of little Paul Meister, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Meister, at Chicago, when the little fellow, searching for a lost ball in the house, lighted a match which set fire to the night gown which he wore and before the flames could be extinguished they had burned the little body and so shocked the nerve system that death resulted a few hours later. The body accompanied by the bereaved parents arrived here and the funeral will be held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Meyer, 1018 South Fifteenth street, tomorrow. Little Paul who was four years of age, was playing about the bathroom of the home in Chicago when the ball, which he was rolling over the floor disappeared under the bath tub and unable to locate it, the child secured a match to aid in his search. Cries of the little one brought the mother to his aid and the flames were smothered but too late to save the child. He died at a Chicago hospital the same evening. Mrs. Meister was Miss Lillian Houghton, daughter of Mrs. George Houghton, of this city. Manitowoc Herald News, Wednesday, April 02, 1919 Page 8 ******** [cause: burns/bur. on Otto Meister lot]


AUGUST MEISTNER A sailor named August Meister died at the Holy Family hospital last evening having been taken there the day before. Relatives are expected here today to take charge of the remains. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Wednesday, January 23, 1918, Page 3 ******** [cause: lobar pneumonia]


GEO. MELCHERT George Melchert, 48, former member of the Manitowoc fire department, died suddenly at his home, 26th street and Silver Spring Drive in Milwaukee yesterday. He had returned home from his employment in the Milwaukee road shops and complained of a pain in his chest. He died while his wife was out of the room summoning a physician. Mr. Melchert was born in Neenah in 1892 and came here when a young man. He served as a city fireman here from April, 1912, to December, 1917. He had been located in Milwaukee for many years. In 1937 he married Erna Schrubbe Nagler of Milwaukee. She survives with a step-son, Eugene Nagler, of Milwaukee; sister, Mrs. Kendal Healthinstone, of Ewinz, Kan.; and a nephew, Earl Melchert of Two Rivers. The body is at the Harder funeral home 4217 West Fond du Lac avenue, Milwaukee. It will be brought to Manitowoc Monday and services are expected to be held the (sic) chapel of Evergreen cemetery in the afternoon. Details of the services here will be announced Saturday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, March 13, 1942 P.2 ********** Funeral services for George Melchert, 48, former city fireman who died suddenly in Milwaukee Thursday, will be held Monday at 2 p.m. from the chapel at Evergreen cemetery. The body will arrive here Monday morning at 11 o'clock and may be viewed until the hour of services. His survivors include the widow, step-son, and a sister, Mrs. Kendell Healthinstene, of Ewing, Ky. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, March 14, 1942 P.4 ********* [George/d. 03-12-1942 at Milwaukee, WI/age 49 yrs.]


IDA MELCHERT DIES AT HOME IN MILWAUKEE Mrs. George Melchert, Former Local Woman, Was 42 Messages received here today told of the death last night at Milwaukee of Mrs. Goerge Melchert, 42, a former resident of Manitowoc. She had been ill since September. The body will be brought here tonight on the limited train and funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon from the Shimek and Schwartz funeral parlors. Interment will be at Evergreen cemetery. The deceased, whose maiden name was Ida Witt, was born in Appleton in 1892. She later located in Manitowoc and was married 20 years ago to George Melchert of this city. Mr. Melchert was for years a member of the Manitowoc fire department. Five years ago Mr. and Mrs. Melchert moved to Milwaukee, where he has been employed as a welder. Survivors are the widower; father, Charles Witt, Appleton; a sister, Mrs. Harold Christiansen, city; and two brothers, Arnold and Orville, both of Appleton. The body may be viewed at the Shimek and Schwartz funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, January 24, 1935 P.2 ******** [bur. 01-26-1935/d. at Milwaukee, WI/age 42 yrs./cause: generalized carcinoma/bur. on George Melchert lot]


ARTHUR BRYANT MELENDY Death Tues. morning of Mr. A.B. Melendy from pneumonia following an illness of only a few days. Mr. Melendy was born 11 Dec. 1850 in Milwaukee and came to Manitowoc about 27 yrs. ago where he has been a resident ever since. For many years he operated a photography business in the company of Mr. A.J. Packard under the firm name Melendy & Packard. He left that firm in 1899 and established his own gallery in the new Metropolitan Block. While photographing the ruins of the Wood Buildings he caught a cold which turned into pneumonia and took his life. He leaves a widow and 7 children as well as a sorrowing mother who resides in Sheboygan Falls, plus several sisters. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 2 p.m. Der Nord Westen, 06 Feb. 1902 ******** [bur. 02-04-1902/cause: pneumonia]


EDWARD I. MELENDY Edward I. Melendy, 68, former photographer in this city and son of a pioneer Manitowoc resident, died Thursday afternoon at Columbia hospital, Milwaukee, where he had been a patient for several weeks. In recent years he has made his home with a son, Arlo, of 5555 Santa Monica boulevard, in Milwaukee. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Wattawa, Urbanek and Schlei funeral home, the Rev C. H. Phipps officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery. Mr. Melendy was born in the town of Lima, Sheboygan county, in 1873, and when a boy accompanied his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Melendy to Manitowoc. His father formed a partnership with Jay Packade, operating a photograph studio in the city. Later his father established a studio on North Eighth street above the Urbanek and Wattawa furniture store. On the death of his father in 1901, Edward Melendy, took over the business, which he operated until 1908. Leaving the city he was employed at a number of positions in connection with photographic and studio work in the state and middle west. Survivors are the son, Arlo, of Milwaukee; three sisters, Mrs. Charles Schuetz of Waukesha, M. Grover Meyer of Pewaukee, Mrs. Charles Barnes of Waukegan, Ill.; three brothers, Percy of this city, S.W. Melendy of Waukesha, Arthur of Joliet, Ill; and two grandchildren, June and Bryant Melendy of Milwaukee. The body may be viewed at the funeral home until the hour of the services Saturday. Manitowoc Herald Times, November 7, 1941 P. 2 ******* [Edward I./d. 11-06-1941 at Milwaukee, WI/age 68 yrs./ cause: neoplasm of both lungs] (Note: Tombstone has incorrect d. year)


ELIZABETH G. MELENDY MRS. MELENDY, RESIDENT HERE 40 YEARS, DIES Many friends were sadly shocked yesterday when messages reached the city announcing the death of Mrs. A. B. Melendy, an old resident of the city, which occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Grover Meyers, at Milwaukee, Mrs. Melendy having made her home there for a year past. Mrs. Melendy’s health had been failing for some time but her condition became serious only two weeks ago since which time she had failed rapidly. Death occurred at 3:30 yesterday. Mrs. Melendy was the widow of A.B. Melendy for years a leading photographer of the city who preceded her in death nineteen years ago. Up to a year ago she continued her residence here and then removed to Milwaukee to make her home with her daughter. Mrs. Melendy was born at Utica, N.Y., April 18, seventy years ago. The family located at Appleton where Mrs. Melendy taught school previous to her marriage and came here in the early 70’s and continued her residence in the city for more than forty years, surrounding herself with a large circle of sincere friends. BRING BODY HERE Four sons and three daughters survive Mrs. Melendy, being Edward of Milwaukee, Arthur of Evanston, Percy and Warren of this city, Mrs. Charles Schuetze of Waukesha, Mrs. Grover Meyers of Milwaukee and Mrs. Libbie Dempsey of this city. Seven grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Patrick McIlhone of Appleton also survive. The remains of Mrs. Melendy will be brought here for burial and funeral services will be held at the chapel at Evergreen Thursday afternoon at 2:45, it having been the wish of Mrs. Melendy that the funeral be a simple service. Four grandsons will act as pall bearers, James Dempsey Jr. of this city, Ellsworth and Russell Scheutze of Waukesha and Arlo Melendy of Milwaukee. Manitowoc Herald News, November 24, 1920 P. 5 ******** [bur 11-25-1920/age 70 yrs/cause: carcinoma of bowels/bur on AB Melendy lot]


HENRY AND CELE MELENDY Manitowoc Couple Dies in Smashup Vehicle Jumps Curb, Rams Bridge Support Henry Melendy and Wife Suffer Skull Fractures Henry (Percy) Melendy, 7?, and his wife, Cele Wirtz Melendy, 67, 2710 Calumet Ave. were dead on arrival at Holy Family Hospital shortly after they had been involved in a one-car accident on the north approach to Tenth Street bridge in downtown Manitowoc at 10:12 p.m. Monday. Death was attributed to massive skull fractures after their car traveled 395-1/2 feet out of control and then crashed head-on into a bridge support and signal control tower. It brought the traffic death toll for Manitowoc for 1964 to a record 5. Retracing tire marks after listening to a witness’s story, police ascertained that the 1962 Buick station wagon had jumped the curb with one wheel near the Soo Line Depot at the insersection with Commercial Street, knocked over a railroad sign and returned to the road and then curved sharply right into the bridge standard. Pinned Behind Wheel Melendy was pinned behind the wheel and had to be extricated; his wife was catapulted under the dash. A blond cocker spaniel, a family pet, was also injured in the crash and at first refused to allow anyone to touch the injured persons. The dog was taken from the car with the dog catcher’s “come-along” and later was removed to a dog hospital by B.J. Halvorsen, a relative of the deceased. According to Jeffrey Peck, 18, of 522 S. 31st St., who was in a car directly behind the Melendy’s, the driver, Mr. Melendy was unconscious and the car was out of control. Melendy is said to have been under treatment for a heart condition for some time and could possibly have suffered a seizure while driving, jamming the accelerator to the floor during the spasms. Coroner Dr. Theodore Teitgen said there would be no inquest. Clerk-Teller Mrs. Melendy, the former Cele Wirtz, was a lifelong City of Manitowoc resident. She was born May 16, 1897, daughter of the late Edward and Mathilda Woerfel Wirtz. She attended St. Boniface Catholic and Manitowoc public schools and was married to Mr. Melendy Nov. 6, 1937, at St. Boniface Church. She had been employed as a clerk-teller by Manitowoc Savings and Loan Assn. and was a member of Mystical Rose Circle, Daughters of Isabella, and St. Ann Christian Mothers Altar Society. Surviving her are two brothers, Edward Wirtz, of Manitowoc and Clarence Wirtz, of Oshkosh. Her husband was born Feb. 6, 1891, at Manitowoc, where he always resided, son of the late Arthur B. and Elizabeth Stuart Melendy. He had been employed by Manitowoc Shipbuilding Inc. as a shipfitter and lead man from 1912 until his retirement Aug. 5, 1960. Mr. Melendy had been a member of Manitowoc Elks Lodge No. 687 and Local 443 of the Boilermakers Union. Joint Services He is survived by a sister residing in California. Joint funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, The Rev. Alfred Pritzl (Turn to Page T1, Col. 5) Smashup (continued from Page 1) will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. by members of St. Boniface Parish and at 8 p.m. by Daughters of Isabella. Manitowoc Herald Times, July 7, 1964 pp. 1, 14 ******** Rules Death Was Accidental Mr. and Mrs. Henry Melendy of 2710 Calumet Ave., died as the result of an accident at 10:12 p.m. Monday, Dr. Theodore Teitgen, Manitowoc County coroner, has ruled. His decision was announced following an autopsy Tuesday. The accident was not induced as the result of a heart attack, he said, since the autopsy revealed Melendy, the driver of the car, had not been the victim of a coronary. It had been indicated Melendy had a heart condition and had been treated for such a condition prior to the accident. “The ruling is accidental death.” Dr. Teitgen said Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Melendy, 73 and 67, respectively, were dead on arrival at Holy Family Hospital, after their car crashed into the north approach to the 10th Street bridge. Funeral services for the couple will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church. The Rev. Alfred Pritzl will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 o’clock this Wednesday evening by members of St. Boniface Parish and at 8 o’clock by Daughter of Isabella. Manitowoc Herald Times, July 8, 1964 P. 11 ********* (Henry Melendy/06 Feb 1891/Jul 1964/SSDI)


FRANK MELICHAR Frank Melechor(sic), 72, of 1613 South 16th street, died Sunday afternoon at his home following a three months illness. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m., from the Shimek and Schwartz funeral home. Burial will be made in Evergreen cemetery. The body may be viewed at the funeral parlors at 7 o'clock tonight. Mr. Melechor was born January 23, 1868 in Carlton, Kewaunee county. He married Nov. 21, 1893 to Verona Klemish, who survives him. Mr. Melechor operated a farm until 17 years ago, when he came to Manitowoc and was employed as a watchman at the Manitowoc Shipyards for the past 15 years. Survivors besides the widow include one daughter, Mrs. William Thor of Manitowoc; a sister, Mrs. Wencel Paulu of California; a brohter, Joseph Melechor of Kewaunee, and one granddaughter. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, February 19, 1940 P.2 ******** [d. 02-18-1940/age 72 yrs./cause: cancer of larynx/bur. on Mrs. Frank Melichar lot]


ROSE M. MELICHAR Mrs. Anton F. Melichar, 85, of 3118 S. 15th St., Manitowoc, died Monday after- noon at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and 11 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. James R. Dewitt will officiate with burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Melichar, nee Rose T. Cherney, was born Aug. 12, 1889, at Stangelville, daughter of the late Wenzel and Margaret Resheger Cherney. She was married to Anton Melichar May 30, 1911, at Stangelville, settling at Manitowoc in 1923. Survivors include her husband, two sons, Raymond and Richard, and two daughters, Mrs. George (Albena) Orth and Miss Mary Melichar, of Manitowoc, seven grand- children and eight great grandchildren. A son, a daughter, a brother and three sisters preceded her in death. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, where a memorial service will be at 7:30 p.m. Herald Times Reporter, April 1, 1975 P. 17 ********* [wife of Anton Melichar]


DENNIS MELLBERG Infant Dies This Noon At Mellberg Residence Dennis Lee, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. William Mellberg, 1232 S. 12th street, died at the residence at 12:15 p.m. today. The child, born Nov. 12, 1935, had been ill since July 13. Survivors are the parents, one brother, (private). Funeral arrangements had not been made this afternoon. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. Wednesday, November 25, 1936 P. 2 ******* Funeral services were held yesterday morning at the St. Boniface churcg for Dennis Lee, year-old-son of Mr. and Mrs. William Mellberg. Pallbearers were Daniel Watson Blitz, Clifton Champagne, Roger Ducharme and William Gretz. Burial was in Evergreen cemetery. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. Saturday, November 28, 1936 P. 4 ******* [Baby Dennis Mellberg/bur. 11-27-1936/age 1 yrs/cause: meningitis & hydrocephalus]


LARENDA M. MELLBERG Mrs. William (Sally) Mellberg, 60, of 3303 Kete St., Manitowoc, died late Tuesday evening at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The Rev. Duane Dionne will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Mellberg, nee Larenda M. Dubey, was born Oct. 5, 1913, at Hermansville, Mich., daughter of the late Lois and Aldia Paquin Dubey. She was married to William L. Mellberg Feb. 7, 1932, Manitowoc. She was employed at One-Hour Martinizing, Park Plaza, Manitowoc. She was a member of Manitowoc Bowling Assn. Survivors include her husband; four sons, Donald and Jerald, of Green Bay and James and Raymond, of Manitowoc; a brother, Stuart Dubey, of Manitowoc; four sisters, Mrs. Clara Campange, of Vancouver, Wash., Mrs. John (Marilda) Kluba, of Rt. 1, Manitowoc, Mrs. Joseph (Lorraine) Buchner, of Whitelaw and Mrs. George (Marcella) Radandt, of Manitowoc; and seven grandchildren. A son, Dennis, preceded her in death. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday where a wake service will be held at 8 p.m. Herald Times Reporter, July 31, 1974 P.22 ******** [d. 07-30-1974/age 60 yrs./wife of William L. Mellberg]


TERRANCE L. MELLBERG Terrance (Terry) Mellberg, 52, a native of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, currently residing in Oconto, Wisconsin, died Monday morning, March 12, 1990, in the Tower Drive Bridge accident in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at the Holy Innocents Catholic Church, Manitowoc. Rev. Jeff Vanden Heuvel will be the Celebrant of the Mass of Christian Burial and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. He was born Terrance Lee Mellberg on January 12, 1938, in Manitowoc, son of Emmett and Virginia Virnoche Mellberg. He graduated with the Class of 1956 from Lincoln High School, Manitowoc. He served in the United States Air Force from 1957 to 1961 and during that period attended the University of Hawaii for 2 years. Mr. Mellberg then attained a degree in Accounting from Silver Lake College, Manitowoc. He had served as Vice President of Administration and Personnel of the Burger Boat Co. of Manitowoc and also was a member of its Board of Directors. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Manitowoc- Two Rivers Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Mellberg was currently serving as the Human Resources Manager of the Capital Interiors of Peshtigo, Wisconsin. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Stephen Krumberger of Huntington Beach, California; a son, Joseph Mellberg, currently a student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Mellberg of Manitowoc; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Lawrence Bohn of Manitowoc; a brother, Rene Mellberg of Green Bay; his fiancee, Patty Gilbert of Manitowoc; and nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Pfeffer Funeral Home of Manitowoc from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday by Pastor Robert Sullivan. Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter ******** [d. 03-12-1990 at Green Bay WI/age 52 yrs.]


WILLIAM MELLBERG William L. Mellberg, 67, of 3303 Kete St., Manitowoc, died Saturday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 1:30 Wednesday at First Lutheran Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Bruce Hanstedt will officiate with burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Mellberg was born Oct. 25, 1908, at Menominee, Mich., son of the late Gustave and Emma Anderson Mellberg. He married Larenda M. Duberg Feb. 7, 1932, at Manitowoc. She preceded him in death July 30, 1974. He was employed at Great A & P Tea Co., of Manitowoc for 41 years, retiring in 1971. He served as treasurer for 17 years and was a lifetime member of Manitowoc Bowling Assn. He was a past commissioner and honorary member of Boys Scouts of America, Waumegesako Council, of Manitowoc and a member of Manitowoc Senior Citizens. Survivors include four sons (Survivors omitted for privacy.); a brother Emmett, of Manitowoc; two sisters, Mrs. Vernon (Clara) Blutz, of Manitowoc and Mrs. Helen Bull, of Racine, seven grandchildren and a close friend, (private), of Manitowoc. A son, Dennis, a brother and two sisers preceded him in death. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home from 4 to 9 o'clock this Tuesday evening until 11:30 a.m. Wednesday and at the church from noon until the time of services. Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc, Wis. Tuesday, June 1, 1976 P. 16 ******** [d. 05-29-1976/age 67 yrs.] (25 Oct 1908/May 1976/SSDI)


JAMES MELVILLE James Melville, 50, of 1414 Clark street, died this morning at the Holy Family hospital. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m., from the Pfeffer funeral home, the Rev. Victor Nearhoof of the St. Paul's M.E. church officiating. Mr. Belville was born at Sturgeon Bay and made his home here the past 22 years. He married Miss Edith Franklin 22 years ago. During his residence here he was employed as a mason. Survivors are the widow; two sons, Thomas and Robert of this city; two daughters, Arlene and Anna Mae, of this city; father, Thomas, of Spokane, Wash.; sister, Mrs. John Reiss of Spokane; two brothers, Joseph of Milwaukee, John of Scranton, Pa. The body may be viewed this evening at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, May 20, 1940 P.2 ******** [bur. 05-15-1941/removed from Manitowoc Rapids/d. 05-20-1940]


ROBERT D. MELVILLE Robert Melville, 32, former Manitowoc resident, died Monday morning at the Memorial Hospital in Manitowoc where he had been a patient for the past week following surgery. Funeral services will be announced Tuesday by the Pfeffer Funeral Home of Manitowoc. Mr. Melville was born Jan. 16, 1924, in Manitowoc, son of the late James and Edith Franklin Melville. He attended Manitowoc grade schools and Lincoln High School until his enlistment in the Navy in 1942. He served as a gunner on a torpedo plane off an aircraft carrier for three years. He married the former Virginia Ziarnik of Manitowoc, March 11, 1949?, and the couple moved to Rt. 1. Algoma, where he was employed as a cashier for the Wisconsin Public Service Corp. Survivors include his wife, two daughters, Jeanne Marie and Nancy Ann at home; a son, James Pater, at home; his mother, Mrs. Raymond Orton; and two sisters, Mrs. Robert Neuser and Mrs. Richard Gauthier, both of Manitowoc. Manitowoc Herald Times, August 6, 1956 P.11 ******** [bur. on Mrs. Edith Melville lot]


THOMAS MELVILLE Taken suddenly ill while walking on the street in Chicago Sunday, Thomas Melville, 20, son of Mrs. Edith Melville, of 1414 Clark street, died in an ambulance before he could be rushed to a hospital. Physicians ascribed his death to a heart attack. He had gone to Chicago from ??? home here a month ago on a visit. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Pfeffer funeral home, the Rev. ? D. Hagen of the Wesley Methodist church officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen cemetery. He was born in Sturgeon Bay in 1920 and came here with the family. He had been enrolled in ??? Vocational school, was a member of the school band and also had his own orchestra, which played for dances. Survivors are his mother; two sisters, Arlene and Anna Mae, of this city; brother Robert of this city. The body may be viewed at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. February 11, 1941 P. 3 ********* [d. 9 Feb. 1941 at Cook Co. Hospital, Chicago, IL./age 20 yrs/ cause: chronic myocardosis/bur. on Mrs. Edith Melville lot]


KATHERINE MENCHL DIES AFTER A HEART ATTACK Services For Mrs. Menchl To Be Held Saturday Mrs. Kathryn Menchl, 78, wife of Henry Menchl, Sr., died suddenly at her home, 629 North 4th street, yesterday afternoon. Death following a heart attack. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at the Wattawa, Urbanek and Schlei funeral home at two o'clock. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery. The Rev. C.H. Phipps will officiate. Mrs. Menchl, nee Kathryn Fadil, was born in Bohemia February 13, 1858. She was married to Henry Menchl 54 years ago. The couple came to America and settled in Manitowoc 30 years ago. They have made their home here ever since. Survivors include the widower, two daughters, Mrs. Annie Budweiser and Mrs. E. Carbon, both of this city; a son, Henry, Jr., also of Manitowoc; a sister, Mrs. Anna Vokonova, Bohemia; and 13 grand- children. The body will lie at the funeral home from this evening until the time of the services. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, August 27, 1936 P.2 ******** [cause: ruptured aortic aneurism/bur. on Mrs. Charles Budweiser lot]


ALBIE L. MENDLIK Miss Albie Mendlik of 1345 North 40th St., Milwaukee, former Manitowoc resident, died Sunday evening at a Milwaukee hospital following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The Rev. F. C. St. Clair will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. She was born in Manitowoc, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mendlik, and for the past 30 years had resided in Milwaukee. Surviving are two sisters, Adaline and Myrtle Mendlik of Milwaukee. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, April 12, 1954 P. 15 ******** [d. 04-11-1954 at Milwaukee WI/age 73 yrs./bur. on John and Henry Mendlik lot]


ELIZABETH MENDLIK From Der Nord Westen, 03 Mar. 1904: Death here Mon. morning, following a long illness, of Mrs. Henry Mendlik. Mrs. Mendlik had undergone an operation in Milwaukee three months ago. She later learned that a subsequent operation was necessary which she underwent here on Fri. She never improved from that operation and died on Mon. Mrs. Mendlik was born in Bohemia 52 yrs. ago and came here with her family 29 yrs. ago. She married Mr. Mendlik here, now leaving him and 3 daughters. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon. ********* [cause: carcimonia of the breast]


HENRY MENDLIK (d. 1912) DEATH CAME AS HE TALKED WITH FRIENDS Henry Mendlik Expires Suddenly, Seated in Chair Sunday BROTHER DIED YEAR AGO, SAME WAY Seated in a chair, in apparent health and conversing with members of his family and friends, Henry Mendlik, pioneer business man of the city and a resident of Manitowoc for sixty-two years, died suddenly Sunday afternoon from heart failure. Mr. Mendlik's death occured much in the same manner as that of his brother John Mendlik who expired suddenly at Milwaukee last August. Mr. Mendlik had passed the day at home and was seated on the porch talking with friends when the sudden attack came upon him and before medical aid could be summoned, expired. Though 69 years of age he had enjoyed robust health and had given his personal attention to the affairs of his business, at the store on N. Eighth street, on Saturday. He had not complained of feeling ill and his sudden demise was a great shock to his family and friends. Had Mr. Mendlik lived until next month he would have been 69 years old, having been born in Bohemia in June 1843 at Potastan. At the age of seven years he came here with his parents and had made his home here since that time, with exception of a year in which he served in the army. Mr. Mendlik enlised in September 1862 in Co. F. Twenty-Sixth Wisconsin but was taken ill at Alexandria and sent to the hospital and on May 9, 1863 was discharged for disability and returned here, following an illness of typhoid fever. A brother of Mr. Mendlik was killed at Bull Run. Mr. Mendlik has been engaged in business in Manitowoc for forty years, first as a member of the mercantile firm of Vilas, Barnes & Mendlik, later with Barnes, Mendlik and Mullholl (sic) and and (sic) then with Mendlik and Mulholland who continued business up to five years ago when Mr. Mendlik engaged in business himself, conducting the Mendlik grocery in the Pritchard-Kapitan block on N. Eighth St. A charter member of the Bohemian society of the city, Mr. Mendlik had always taken an active interest in its affairs and was well and favorably known in circles in which he moved and as a business man. Mr. Mendlik is survived by three daughters, Adelaide, Abble and Myrtle all of this city. Mrs. G.W. Fechter, this city and Mrs. Peterson and Miss Petran of Milwaukee are neices and one sister, Mrs. Frank Fischer, Milwaukee and a brother Louis, of Oklahoma City, also survive. Mrs. Mendlik died eight years ago. The funeral will probably be held Wednesday from the late home. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Monday, May 27, 1912 P.1 ********* [cause: heart disease]


RUDOLPH MENDLIK (d. 1891) The 15 yr. old son of Mr. Mendlik died a few days ago here in Manitowoc of diptheria. The Health Department promptly quarantined the house. Der Nord Westen, Aug. 20, 1891 ****** [bur. 08-16-1891/age 14 yrs./cause: diptheria] (Ralph Mendlik/d. Aug. 1891/cause: diptheria/from record of St. James Episc. ch., Manitowoc)


VERONIKA MENDLIK The children of Mrs. Veronica Mendlik hereby express their gratitude to their friends and neighbors for their kindness in their late bereavement. Especially to Mr. Spiegelhauer and Mr. Paulus for their addresses on the funeral occasion. John, Mendlik, Henry Mendlik, Louis Mendlik, Carolina Fischer, Theresa Petrin. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, November 30, 1886 P. 3


EDITH MENGE Wife of Former City Resident Succumbs Messages received here advised of the death at St. Paul Wednesday of Mrs. William J. Menge, 40, wife of a former Manitowoc resident. Mr. Menge left this city many years ago. He was married in St. Paul seven years ago. Survivors are the widower and a sister at Milwaukee. The body is to be brought to Manitowoc for interment. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Vogelsang funeral home, Rev. O. A. Menk officiating. Manitowoc Herald Times, January 17, 1936 P.10 ********* [age 42 yrs/died at Minneapolis, MN/cause: essential hypertension/ bur. on William J. Menge lot]


EDWARD A. MENGE (d. 1956) Edward A. Menge, retired Aluminum Goods Mfg. Co., employe died unexpectedly Tuesday noon of a heart attack at his home, 134 Riverview Dr., Manitowoc. Mr. Menge had been in the accounting department of the Goods for a number of years and retired in December of 1955. He is survived by his wife and four children. Funeral arrangements will be announced Wednesday by the Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc. Manitowoc Herald Times, May 15, 1956 P. 16 ******* Funeral services for Edward A. Menge, 74 (photo) who died Tuesday at his home in Manitowoc will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The Rev. Allen McCaul will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Masonic rites will be accorded him at graveside. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of service. Manitowoc Herald Times, May 17, 1956 P. 23 ******* [d. 05-15-1956/age 72 yrs.]


ESTHER T. MENGE Mrs. Walter R. Menge, 73, of ???? S. 10th St., Manitowoc, died Wednesday morning at Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Jens Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The Rev. William Schultz will officate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Menge, nee Esther T. Meindl was born Oct. 22, 1897 at Milwaukee, daughter of the late August and Ida Levenhagen Meindl. She attended school at Milwaukee and came to Manitowoc in 1915. She was employed at Wagner's Style Shop until 1917. She was married to Walter P. Menge Oct. 16, 1917, at Manitowoc. After her marriage she was employed part time at the Style Shop for many years. The couple celebrated its 50th wedding anniversary in 1967. Mrs. Menge was a member of the First Reformed United Church of Christ and the Order of Eastern Star No. 196, of Manitowoc. Survivors include her husband, two brothers, Ralph and Chester of Manitowoc and nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday where Eastern Star memorial services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. March 10, 1971 ******* [d. 03-10-1971/age 73 yrs./wife of Walter R. Menge] (b. 22 Oct. 1897/d. Mar. 1971/SSDI)


HERBERT C. MENGE Herbert C. Menge, 60, of 938 North Tenth St., Manitowoc, an assistant chemist at the Manitowoc Portland cement Company, died early Monday at the Veterans Hospital, Wood, Wis. Death was due to a heart attack. He had been a patient at the hospital for two weeks. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The Rev. John Walker will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen cemetery, Manitowoc. There will be Masonic rites at the graveside. Mr. Menge was born in Manitowoc in 1892, son of the late Mr. and Mr. William Menge. He served in the Navy in World War I. In 1925 he married Miss Ethel Hargraves. For the past 28 years he has been an assistant chemist at the Portland Cement Company. Survivors are his wife; two brothers, Walter and Edward of Manitowoc; two sisters, Mrs. George Sanderson of Manitowoc and Mrs. Arthur Bradl of Portland, Ore. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, August 11, 1952 P. 2 ******* [bur. 08-011-1952/d. at Wood Hosp. Milwaukee, WI/age 60 yrs.]


LOUISA MENGE MRS. L. MENGE DIES, HOSPITAL Widow of Late Police Veteran Had heart Attack Mrs. Louise Menge, widow of the late William Menge, veteran member of the Manitowoc police department who died in 1918, died early today at the Holy Family hospital. She suffered a heart attack two days ago at her home, 826 North Tenth street, and was removed to the hospital. Her advanced age, she was 75, counted against her rallying from the attack. Up to the time of her illness, Mrs. Menge had been up as usual and was looking forward to spending a gladsome holiday time with her children here. The deceased, whose maiden name was Louise Paarmann, was born in the town of Mishicot 75 years ago and spent her early life there. She was married to William Menge of this city in 1876 and they made their home here. Mr. Menge joined the Manitowoc police force in 1890, and continued to serve until 1915 when he retired. He passed away in 1918. Surviving Mrs. Menge are two daughters, Mrs. A. J. Bradl of Portland, Oregon, and Mrs. George Sanderson of this city; four sons, William of St. Paul and Edward, Walter and Herbert of this city; two brothers, Henry Paarmann of Sheboygan and John of Spokane, Wash., and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. from the Frazier mortuary in charge of Rev. Menke of the Reformed church, of which the deceased was a member. Interment will be at Evergreen. The remains may be viewed at the Frazier mortuary up to the time of the funeral. Manitowoc Herald Times, December 23, 1932 P. 6 ******* [Louise Menge/bur. 12-27-1932/age 75 yrs/cause: cardiac decompensation/ bur. on William Menge lot]


MARIE MENGE MRS. E. MENGE CLAIMED BY DEATH Sunday Death came to Mrs. Edward Menge Sunday at the family home, 134 Riverview Drive, ending an illness of long duration which had necessitated several operations which Mrs. Menge's weakened condition failed to permit her to rally from. Funeral services will be held from the home Wednesday afternoon at 1:30, Rev. Otto Menge officiating and burial will be at Evergreen. The Eastern Star of which decedent was a member will attend the funeral in a body. Mrs. Menge, nee Wreith, was born at Two Rivers forty years ago and made her home there until her marriage in 1912, since which time the family has resided here. Besides her husband, Mrs. Menge is survived by three children, Dorothy, aged 12, Alice, aged 9 and Jane, aged 5. Five sisters, Mrs. Barkley, Mrs. Grayshaw, Mrs. Whitelaw, Miss Wrieth all of Chicago, and Mrs. Tabler of Redford, Virginia, and one brother, John Wreith of Chicago. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. May 17, 1926 P. 1 ******* [cause of death: tuberculosis of lungs/burial on Edward A. Menge lot]


MINNIE MENGE Body of Mrs. William Menge Arrives for Burial The body of Mrs. William J. Menge, Jr., wife of William Menge, formerly of this city, arrived here this morning from St. Paul, Minn., for burial tomorrow. Her demise occurred at St. Paul. The funeral will be from the William Frazier chapel, services by the Rev. Menke, and burial will take place at Evergreen. Manitowoc Herald News, April 13, 1927 P.2 ******** [age 66 yrs/cause: carcimona(sic) of liver/bur. on William J. Menge lot]


THERESE MENGE From Der Nord Westen, 06 Jan. 1876: Death of Mrs. Therese Menge last Sunday morning. She was the wife of Carl Menge and mother of August Menge (of L’Anse on Lake Superior), Carl Menge (of Chicago), and William Menge. The deceased would have been 69 years old next Saturday. Burial was Wednesday afternoon. ******** The following is for her son, August: AUGUST MENGE, of L'Anse, Baraga County, Michigan, has been a resident of the Northern Peninsula for a period of 39 years and has figured prominently with its business projects and political history. Mr. Menge was born in Saxony, Germany, May 4, 1845, and is a son of Carl and Tracy Menge, who came to this country in 1850. They lived in Wisconsin until 1875, then removed to L'Anse, where they spent the remainder of their lives. The father was a miller and millwright by trade, and followed these trades until his retirement. He died in 1893. Mr. and Mrs. Menge had three sons: August; Charles, of Chicago, Illinois; and William, a printer of Manitowoc, Wisconsin. August Menge was five years of age when he accompanied his parents to this country. He attended the public schools of Wisconsin until 11 years of age, when he went to work in the printing office of a German paper, The Northwestern, published at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, and edited by Charles H. Schmidt. There he worked for eight years, a part of the time as foreman of the job printing office that was run in connection with the paper. In 1864 August Menge came to the Northern Peninsula of Michigan, first settling at Houghton, Houghton County, but not being able to work at his trade there, crossed Portage Lake to Hancock, where he was temporarily employed at breaking rock. He accepted a position as bartender for Mr. Miller at Houghton, and subsequently was bartender for Francis Mayworm for a period of five years. In 1871 he removed to L'Anse and engaged in the saloon business for himself, which he conducts in such a manner as not to offend the sense of propriety, and has built up a patronage that is drawn from the best citizens of this community. Mr. Menge has on several occasions been honored by political preferment. He served seven terms as mayor of L'Anse, has been village trustee and treasurer, supervisor and for 19 years was a member of the School Board. He was elected county treasurer in 1878, and two years later was re-elected by an increased majority, each time defeating John Campbell for the office. For 25 years he has been chief of the fire department of L'Anse, and in all these positions has rendered prompt and efficient service. He was a promoter of the L'Anse Water Works, which furnishes hydrant water supply for fire protection to the city free of cost. He was also a promoter of the project of building the Town Hall, which is certainly a credit to the town. He was serving as county supervisor at the time the excellent Court House building was erected. At that time he was largely instrumental in keeping the Court House at L'Anse, though unusual inducements had been offered for its removal to the town of Baraga. In 1870 Mr. Menge was married to Theresa Sibilsky, of Houghton, Michigan, and they have the following children: August H., of Marquette, Michigan; William T., who has served two terms as county treasurer, and who is in the mercantile business at L'Anse, Michigan; Charles H., clerk of L'Anse township and the Board of Education, who is associated with his father in business; Selma M., a stenographer of Houghton, Michigan; Emma B., a stenographer of Hancock, Michigan; and Theresa, who is attending the L'Anse High School. "Biographical Record - Oakland County, Michigan" by Biographical Publishing Company, 1903


VIOLA C. MENGE Viola Menge, 79, of 1137 N. 16th St., Manitowoc, died Friday afternoon, Aug. 8, at home. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Robert C. Isler will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Menge was born March 29, 1901, at Manitowoc, daughter of the late August and Amelia Below Tech. She was educated in Manitowoc shool system. Mrs. Menge was employed at Mirro Aluminum Company as a secretary in the accounting depart- ment for 25 years. She was then employed at (sic) a secretary at St. Paul United Methodist Church for 10 years. She was married to Edward A. Menge in 1936, at Manitowoc. Mrs. Menge was a member of the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, past member of the Nova Grans, member of St. Paul United Methodist Women and was past president of the organization, member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Survivors include two step-daughters, Alice Richter of West Allis, WI and Dorothy Menge of San Antonio, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Menge of Whitelaw; five grandchildren (private). She was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Tech, and two sons, Robert and Edward. Friends may call at Parkside Funeral Home, Manitowoc, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. and at the church from noon till the hour of service. Memorial would be appreciated to St. Paul United Methodist Church. Herald Times Reporter, August 10, 1980 P.3 ******** [widow of Edward A. Menge]


WALTER R. MENGE Walter Menge, 82, formerly of 1814 S. 10th St., Manitowoc, died Wednesday at Park Lawn Home, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. at Jens Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The Rev. William Schultz will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Menge was born Dec. 24, 1888, at Manitowoc, son of the late William and Louisa Paarmann Menge. He attended schools in Manitowoc. He married Esther Meidl Oct. 16, 1917, at Manitowoc. The couple always resided at Manitowoc. His wife preceded him in death in March of this year. He had been employed by the Manitowoc Post Office from 1917 until 1956 where he was supervisor of mails. Mr. Menge was a 50-year member of the Manitowoc Masonic Lodge No. 65, a member of the Manitowoc Order of Eastern Star No. 196, the Manitowoc Chapter No. 16, the Izaak Walton League and the Association of Retired Postal Supervisors. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. George (Alice) Sanderson, of Manitowoc and nieces and nephews. A sister and three brothers preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 8 o'clock this Thursday evening where Masonic Memorial Services will be held at 7 o'clock. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. October 7, 1971 ******** [d. 10-06-1971/age 82 yrs.](24 Dec 1888/15 Oct 1971/SSDI)


JANE MENTEN Mrs. Joseph M. Menten, 75, formerly of 1025 N. 18th St., Manitowoc, died Tuesday afternoon at Park Lawn Home, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Lutheran Church Chapel, Manitowoc, the Rev. George J. Knudson officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. The former Johanna Eggebrecht was born June 25, 1890, at Milwaukee, daughter of the late William and Meta Burmeister Eggebrecht. She attended Milwaukee schools and was married to Joseph M. Menten at Milwaukee Oct. 22, 1912. The couple lived 12 years at Philadelphia, Pa., and five years at Omaha, Nebr., before returning to Milwaukee in 1931. When Mr. Menten retired in 1950, the couple moved to Manitowoc where he died in 1959. Mrs. Menten is survived by a son, Robert J. Menten, and a daughter, Mrs. Arthur J. Stangel, of Manitowoc; a sister, Mrs. Richard E. Tyler, of Milwaukee and three grandchildren. Friends may call at Mittnacht Funeral Home, Manitowoc, until 11 a.m. Thursday when the casket will be moved to the church where the body will lie in state until time of service. Manitowoc Herald Times, July 7, 1965 P. 11 ******** [Johanna A. Menten/d. 07-06-1965/age 75 yrs./widow of Joseph M. Menten]


JOSEPH M. MENTEN Joseph M. Menten, 72, of 1035? N. 13th? St., Manitowoc, retired salesman, died late Thursday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, after a brief illness. Funeral services will be at 8:15 a.m. Saturday at Mittnacht Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 8:30 a.m. at Holy Innocents Catholic Church. The Rev. E.A. Radey will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Mr. Menten was born at Wauwatosa, Wisc. March__, ____, son of the late Joseph and Matilda Schmidling Menten. He attended Wauwatosa schools and was graduated from Milwaukee Business College. He married Johanna Eggelbrecht at Milwaukee in 1912. Mr. Menten had been a district manager for Presto-Lite Co. in Philadelphia for 14 years and then was employed for five years at Omaha, Ne., by Union Carbon and Carbide Co. For 17 years he had been a general sales manager for Blatz Brewing Co. at Milwaukee and while in the latter city was a general retail merchandiser. He retired in 1950 and moved to Manitowoc where he was na active member in the city chapter of Izaak Walton League. Surviving are his wife, a son, Robert J., and a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Stangel, of Manitowoc; a brother, Henry, of Asheville, N.C.; a half-brother, Albert DeBus, in California; a sister, Mrs. Anna Hinckle, of Milwaukee and three grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, July 9, 1959 P.21 ******* [d. 07-09-1959/age 72 yrs./bur. on Mrs. Joseph M. Menten lot]


EDITH MENZEL Mrs. Hugo C. Menzel, 65, of 2002 Washington street died this morning at her home following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Pfeffer funeral home, the Rev. A.C. Fishcer officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery. Mrs. Menzel was born Edith Gourlie in 1884 in Ashippun, Wisconsin. In 1914 she was married to Hugo Menzel and the couple moved to Manitowoc. Mr. Menzel died in April of this year. Survivors are two daughters, Mr. Norbert Vogel and Mrs. Clarence Lishka of Manitowoc; son, Floyd of Manitowoc; three brothers, William of Hartford, John of Lancaster and Walter of Spencer; four sisters, Mrs. Joseph Simon of Madison, Mrs. Margaret Plockelwald of Watertown, Mrs. Howard Getter of Hartford, and Mr. Louis Kettlehohn of Columbus; two grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, June 5, 1950 p. 2 ******* [d. 06-05-1950/age 65 yrs./widow of Hugo Menzel]


HUGO MENZEL Hugo C. Menzel, 60, of 2002 Washington street, operator of the Menzel Auto Service garage, died early today at the Holy Family hospital, following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Pfeffer funeral home. The Rev. A. C. Fischer will officiate and interment will be in Evergreen cemetery. Mr. Menzel was born in Woodland, Wis., in 1890, and came to Manitowoc in 1913. In 1914 he married Miss Edith Gourlie.He was an auto mechanic and for the past 10 years operated the Menzel garage at Marshall and South 26th streets. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Norbert Vogel and Mrs. Clarence Lashka of this city; son Floyd of this city; three brothers, Alvin of Michigan and Ernest and Ewald of Illinois; three sisters, Mrs. Allan Allman and Mrs. Nora Handt of Milwaukee and Mrs. Ben Graff of West Bend; and two grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday. Manitowoc Herald Times, April 8, 1950 P. 2 ******* [d. 04-08-1950/age 60 yrs.]


MARVIN MERCK Marvin, the 14-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Merck, 2005 Clark street, died yesterday. The funeral will be hled Wednesday afternoon from the house with interment at Evergreen. Manitowoc Herald News, Monday, May 23, 1921 p.1 ******* [bur. 05-25-1921/cause: bronchitis/bur. on William Merck lot]


NORA MERCK DEATH OF MRS. HENRY (sic) MERCK UNEXPECTED Mrs. William Merck, nee Koch, died at the family home at 519 Riverview Drive last night after suffering for some time of tuberculosis but was thought to have been out of danger, having left the sanitarium but four months ago. The deceased was born in Marshfield on Novermber 19, 1894 (sic) and resided there until her marriage to William Merck from whence the couple removed to this city. The deceased is survived by her husband and two sons, Robert, aged nine and William, aged seevn (sic); two sisters, Mrs. Laudt and Mrs. Mary Newnin; five brothers, Herman of Kansas City, William and Henry Jr., of this city, Harry of Rollins, Wyoming and John of Chicago. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock with burial at Evergreen, the Reverend Recht officiating. Manitowoc Herald News, Saturday, December 12, 1925 P.2


SUSAN M. MERCK Susan Smith Merck, 85, of Sage Nursing Home, Milwaukee, died Sunday at the home. Eastern Star services under the auspices of Byron Kilbourn Chapter No. 195, Order of the Eastern Star, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Becker Ritter Funeral home, Milwaukee. Burial will be in Pine Lawn Memorial Park, Milwaukee. Susan Merck, nee Susan Heidorf, was born Dec. 1, 1889, at Manitowoc, daughter of the late John and Martha Heidorf. She was a member of the Eastern Star Byron Kilbourn Chapter No. 195, Bethlehem No. 1, Order of White Shrine, and the Tripoli Women’s Auxiliary, Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children. Survivors include three sons and a daughter-in-law, Floyd and Mary Smith, of Waukesha, Robert Merck, of Winnetka, Ill., and William Merck, of Markeson, Wis., grandchildren and great grandchildren. Friends may call at Becker Ritter Funeral Home, 5330 W. Lisbon Ave., Milwaukee, from 5 to 9 o’clock this Tuesday evening. Herald Times Reporter, March 22, 1977 P. 12 ******* (01 Dec 1888/Mar 1977/SSDI)


WILLIAM MERCK Word was received here of the death at Milwaukee Friday of William Merck, a former Manitowoc resident. Funeral services will be held at the Frazier mortuary. The casket will arrive from Milwaukee Sunday night and may be viewed after 3 p.m. Monday. Manitowoc Herald Times, January 6, 1951 P.11 ******* [d. 01-05-1951 at Milwaukee, WI/age 61 yrs.]


CATHERINE MERRILL GRIM REAPER'S WORK. Angel of Death Summons Mrs. Catherine (Douglass) Merrill From Earth, ????? A PIONEER RESIDENT. (Next headline unreadable) One by one, the pioneers of the county are responding to the final summons, passing from earthly cares, and in a few short years the last of those hardy emigrants, who braved the hardships of frontier life and converted the wilderness of pine forest into fertile fields and marts of industry, will have terminated their earthly ????? and their places will be ???upted by a new generation. Mrs. Catherine (Douglass) Merrill, an esteemed and highly respected member of that little band that landed on the banks of the Manitowoc, and whose life for the past thirty-five years has been identified with the development of this city, has ????ed from the sorrows and cares of earth to that land of perpetual joy and sunshine. For nearly two years she has been an invalid and for two months past she has been unable to leave her couch without assistance. The last act in the drama of life was enacted just as the clock was toiling the knell of the departing day and she passed to her reward quietly and peacefully. Catherine Douglass, the subject of this sketch, was born at Edinbargh, Scotland, in 1833 and was the daughter of Captain Richard Douglass, commander of the vessel, Black Watch. In company with her parents she emigrated to this country in early life and they located in the east. In 1864 they removed to this county where she was married to Roscoe G. Merrill and they took up their abode on Michigan avenue, where they have since resided. Two children blessed their union, Rev. L.C. Merrill, at present, pastor of the Episcopal church at Berlin, and Mrs. George Ba?s, of Chicago; both of whom were present when she breathed her last. Her husband also survives her. Deceased was a faithful and conscientious woman and was a member of St. James parish of this city. A true exponent of the Divine teaching, she never neglected an opportunity of manifesting her love of humanity and many there are who can testify as to her readiness to lend a helping hand in the hour of need. To her husband she was a true helpmeet in every sense of the word and to her children a kind and loving mother, whose counsel will be sadly missed. Funeral services will be held at St. James church on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Manitowoc, Wis. Tuesday, January 24, 1899 P. 1 ******** SLUMBERING WITH THE DEAD. MERRILL. Funeral services over the remains of the late Mrs. Catherine Douglass Merrill were held at St. James Episcopal church and a large concourse of sorrowing friends gathered to pay the last loving tribute to the memory of the deceased. Many beautiful floral tributes, the offerings of friends, testified to the high esteem in which the departed was held. Rev. Gray conducted the services and paid a glowing tribute to the memory of the deceased. The funeral cortege was large and the interment was at Evergreen. The pall bearers were:-L.J. Nash, Harvey Hubbard, Geo. Cooper, P.J. Pierce, Michael Murphy, J.S. Anderson, Henry Mulholland and Joseph Vilas Sr. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Manitowoc, Wis. Thursday, January 26, 1899 P.4 ******** Catharine Douglas Merrill birth: 17 March 1832 Edinburg, Scotland death: 24 January 1899 Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin father: Richard Douglas mother: Agnes spouse: Roscol G. Merrill Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968 ******** [cause: general debility] ******** Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Merrill, who were here to attend the funeral of Mr. Merrill's mother, returned to Berlin this morning. They were accompanied by Roscoe Merrill. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Thursday, Feb. 9, 1899 P.4


CHARLES MERRILL Death Fri. here of 82-yr. old Charles M. Merrill of old age debility. The deceased, who was a resident here for many years, served during the Civil War with the 60th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. The funeral was Sun. Der Nord Westen, 07 Mar. 1901 ******* Charles Merrill birth: 24 May 1818 Mass., U.S. death: 1 March 1901 Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin residence: 1901 Manitowoc Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968 ******* [age 82 yrs./cause: old age]


FRANKIE MERRILL no stone From the Manitowoc Pilot, Thursday, July 20, 1871: Sad Case of Drowning - We are pained to chronicle, this week, the death by drowning, last Monday afternoon, of Frankie Merrill, aged about 10 years, a little son of Mr. R.G. Merril, a highly respected citizen of this city. The little fellow with a number of his companions were up at the Little Manitowoc river in bathing, and the rest of the boys had come out of the water and commenced dressing, when one of their number enquired, "Where is Frankie Merrill - Here are his clothes?" and immediately all faces were turned to the river, but poor Frankie was nowhere to be seen. Alarm was brought to the city as soon as possible, and men hastened to the spot and commenced dragging the river for the body, which was brought to the surface about 9 o'clock and conveyed to the residence of the grief stricken parents. The little fellow could not swim, and it is supposed that he got out beyond his depth and sank before could utter a cry for help. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon, and was attended by a large concourse of sympathising friends. We tender the afflicted family our most heartfelt sympathy in this their sad bereavement. ********* Drowned. -- Frank Merrill, eldest son of Rosco Merrill, of this city, aged 10 years, was drowned while bathing in the Little Manitowoc river, below the bridge, on last Monday afternoon. He was not missed by his bathing companions until they were dressed and ready to leave, when they noticed the clothes of young Merrill still lying on the shore. They immediately gave the alarm, and search was made, but the body was not found until about four hours after the accident. Manitowoc Tribune, Vol. 18 No. 14, Thursday July 20, 1871, Page 4 Column 3


LLEWELLYN C. MERRILL DR. L. MERRILL PASSES AWAY AT CHICAGO Body of Former Local Man to Be Brought Here to Rest Dr. Llewellyn Merrill, former resident of this city, died at his home at Chicago Saturday evening at 7 o’clock, his demise being due to an attack of pleural pneumonia from which he had suffered only a short time. The body will be brought here tonight on the Chicago and North Western limited train and will be taken to the Urbanek and Wattawa chapel. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning with services at 11 o’clock at St. James Episcopal church and burial will be at the family lot at Evergreen. Dr. Merrill was born in this city about fifty-five years ago and spent his boyhood here. After completing the high school course he went to college and was ordained as a minister of the Episcopal faith. He retired from the ministry and for a number of years has been a practicing physician at Chicago where his death occurred. Surviving him are the widow and one daughter, Elizabeth, and one sister, Mrs. George Bass, also of Chicago. Manitowoc Herald News, March 1, 1926 P. 2 ******* [died at 6048 Prairie Ave, Chicago, Il, male, white, age 56y 4m 11d/ buried on the Roscoe Merrill lot] (Llewellyn Priest Merrill/d. 27 Feb. 1926/res. Chicago, Ill./from record of St. James Epis. ch., Manitowoc) (Note: The "Priest" in his church entry may be because he was a minister for the church?)


NONA MARGERY MERRILL Infant Dies At Home of Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Nona Margery Merrill, the ten-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Merrill, 615 Buffalo street, died at the home Sunday afternoon at 4:45. Mrs. Oscar Vogel will officiate at Christian Science services tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 from the home. Interment will be in Evergreen. The deceased was born on August 24, 1934. Manitowoc Herald Times, June 24, 1935 P.2 ******* [cause: broncho pneumonia/bur. on Willard Merrill lot]


ROSCOE G. MERRILL ROSCOE G. MERRILL, A PIONEER BUSINESS MAN OF CITY, DEAD EARLY DAY LUMBERMAN DIES AT THE ADVANCED AGE OF 86 AFTER 64 YEARS RESIDENCE IN THE CITY Roscoe G. Merrill, one of the pioneer settlers of Manitowoc county and identified with the early business life of the city, having been engaged in the lumbering business and later in the mercantile line, died at his home at 1804 Michigan avenue, Sunday at the advanced age of 86 years. Death was due to the infirmities of age. Mr. Merrill was a native of Maine, having been born at Hixton, near Portland, that states August 29, 1828, where he received his early education. In 1850, at the age of 22, Mr. Merrill came to Manitowoc and with exception of a few years had resided here continuously since, for sixty-four years. He engaged in the lumbering business and later conducted a flour and feed store at eighth and Buffalo streets for some years. For the past fifteen or twenty years Mr. Merrill had lived a retired life, especially since the death of Mrs. Merrill which occurred fifteen years ago. Mr. Merrill was well and favorably known and a good citizen who was active in the development and growth of the city in its earlier days. Two children, Mr. George Bass and Dr. L. C. Merrill, both of Chicago, survive Mr. Merrill. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock from St. James Episcopal church of which Mr. Merrill had been a senior warden for forty years. Mr. Merrill had always taken an interest in the welfare of the church and had been one of the foremost men in the direction of the affairs of the parish. There will be a requiem service for Mr. Merrill at St. James church at 8:30 tomorrow morning. Manitowoc Daily Herald, September 14, 1914 P.1 ******* (Roscoe G. Merrill/d. 13 Sept. 1914/age 86 yrs./cause: old age/ from record of St. James Epis. ch., Manitowoc) [bur. 09-15-1914/male/cause: cancer of glands of neck]


WILLIAM C. MERTZ William C. Mertz, 47, of 1611 S. 25th St., Manitowoc, died Saturday morning at the Manitowoc Engineering Co. here. He suffered a coronary attack. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Rev. Armin Roekle officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Mr. Mertz was born Aug. 12, 1918, at Hancock, Mich., the son of Henry and Sadie Zimmerman Mertz. He moved to Sheboygan, Wis., with his parents as a child, attending public schools there and graduating from Central High School in 1936. He married the former Nathaleen A. Moakler June 24, 1944, at Manitowoc. Mr. Mertz had worked at the Manitowoc Engineering Co. since 1941, and was a purchasing agent there at the time of his death. Surviving are his wife; four sons, Michael, Robert, Patrick and Andrew, and a daughter, Margaret, all at home, and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mertz of Sheboygan. A sister preceded him in death. Friends may call at the Pfeffer Fuenral Home, Manitowoc, after 3 p.m. Monday when the casket will remain until it is taken to the church at noon Tuesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, December 18, 1965 P. 3