BRANCH EVERGREEN CEMETERY OBITUARIES

WILHELMY ALBRECHT AGED RESIDENT OF CITY CALLED TO FINAL REST Death claimed one of Manitowoc's oldest residents yesterday when Mrs. Wilhelmy Albrecht died at her home at 1415 Madison Street. The deceased was born in Germany eighty-one years ago and came to this county with her parents settling on a farm near Branch. She was married to William Albrecht about fifty-four years ago, who has been dead for the past forty years. She is survived by five children, three sons Henry, Fred of this city and William of Tomahawk, Mrs. George Brown of Milwaukee and Mrs. Henry Jeanette of Tomahawk. The funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at eight o'clock from the Urbanek and Wattawa parlors and the body will then be shipped to Branch for burial. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. February 6, 1923 P. 1

WM. ALBRECHT William Albrecht, a German farmer living near the Branch, died January 26th, and was buried at the Branch Tuesday the 30th. The services were performed by the German Lutheran Minister from Manitowoc. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, February 6, 1883 P.1


GOTTFRIED ALTERGOTT (d. 1943) Gottfried Altergott, 71, Branch farmer, died this morning at the Holy Family hospital. He had been ill only a week. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. from the Leschke funeral home and two o'clock from the First German Evangelical Lutheran church, the Rev. L.H. Koeninger officiating. Burial will be in the Branch cemetery. Mr. Altergott was born in Russia in 1872 and in 1899 married Miss Elizabeth Eurich. They came to America in 1907 and lived in Wyoming, Chicago and Sheboygan until 1914 when they came to Manitowoc. In 1933 they moved to a farm near Branch. Survivors are the widow; two sons, Godfrey, of Branch, Henry of Green Bay; two daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Hokenson, of Branch and Mrs. Ottmar Schadewald, of this city; four sisters, Mrs. Adam Kaufman, Mrs. Henry Ashenbrenner, Mrs. Casper Seibel, of this city; Mrs. Edward Seibel of Newton; two brothers, Alex, of this city, Henry, of Chicago; and 12 grandchildren. The body may be viewed at the funeral home from Saturday at 3 p.m. until the hour of the services. Manitowoc Herald Times, June 18, 1943 P. 2


MARIE ALTERGOTT Funeral services for Mrs. Gottfried Altergott, 87, of 910 S. 18th St., Manitowoc, who died Saturday, were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First German Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manitowoc. Vicor Nathan Engel officiated and burial was in Branch Evergreen Cemetery. Pallbearers were Henry Eurich, Goldfev Aschenbrenner, Casper and Herbert Seibel and Otto and Charles Altergott. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, August 4, 1964 P. 10


AGNES S. BENISHEK Agnes S. Benishek, age 81, formerly of Branch, died Sunday, July 12, 2009, at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center in Manitowoc. Agnes was born Oct. 7, 1927, in Tenton, N.J., daughter of the late George and Alvhild Hattlebrekke Anderson. She graduated from high school in 1945 in Drummond, Wis. She received her nurses training at Norweigan American Hospital in Chicago and completed her degree in 1948. Agnes married James L. Benishek on July 8, 1950, at Gjerpen Lutheran Church. He preceded her in death on Oct. 21, 2008. She was employed at Two Rivers Hospital, Holy Family Hospital and at Memorial Hospital from 1953 until her retirement in 1989 as a nursing supervisor. Agnes was a member of First Lutheran Church and the Viking Rosemalers. Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law; one granddaughter; two sisters and one brother-in-law; one brother-in-law and one sister-in-law (private); nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James; a son; Jim Benishek in Jan. of 2000; a sister: Marge Bebinger; and a brother-in-law: Joseph Majetich. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 18, 2009, at First Lutheran Church, 521 N. 8th St., Manitowoc. The Rev. Roald Harswick will officiate with burial to take place at Branch Evergreen Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call Friday, July 17,, 2009, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Jens Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 1122 S. 8th St., Manitowoc, and again on Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Agnes' name. The family would like to thank (private) and the staff of Shady Lane Nursing Care Center for all the compassionate care shown to Agnes. Mom was the rock of our family. Through her entire career and in her personal life she cared for and nurtured many family and friends who are forever grateful for her skill and compassion. She was a great example to us all and along with our brother and father, we will always remember her with great love and pride. We will miss her terribly. Rest in peace now Mom, for God has you in his arms. Herald Times Reporter, July 15, 2009


BARBARA BENISHEK MRS. BENISHEK DEATH SUNDAY Widow of Only a Few Weeks Was 81 Years Old ((Photo with obit) Mrs. Barbara Benishek, 81, widow of the late James Benishek, who died August 10, died Sunday at the family homestead near Branch. She had been in failing health ever since the passing of Mr. Benishek. Funeral services for the deceased will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Wattawa, Urbanek and Schlei funeral home, with interment in the Branch cemetery. Born Barbara Halama in Bohemia in 1851, the deceased spent her early life there and came to America in 1878, locating at Branch. There she was married the next year to James Benishek. Except for a ten year span when they resided in Michigan, Mr. and Mrs. Benishek lived on the farm near Branch, retiring a few years ago to make their home in the village. On July 6 the couple observed their 54th wedding anniversary. Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Joseph Hall, Manitowoc Rapids, Mrs. Louis Kukral, Denver, Colo., Mrs. Charles Brunig, Branch, Mrs. Edward Hessel, Francis Creek, one son, James Benishek Jr. now residing on the homestead where Mrs. Benishek died, two brothers, Wenzel and Frank of Chicago, and a sister, Mrs. Joseph Voboril Sr. city. There are also a large number of grandchildren. Remains may be viewed at the Wattawa, Urbanek and Schlei funeral home up to the hour of the funeral. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, September 5, 1933 P.2


JAMES L. BENISHEK (d. 2008) James L. Benishek, age 83, formerly of Branch, died on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center. Jim was born on Aug. 7, 1925, in Manitowoc, son of the late James T. and Thelma O. (Anderson) Benishek. He graduated from Lincoln High School, Manitowoc, with the class of 1943. Jim lettered twice as a fullback while attending Lincoln High School, Manitowoc, and played for the Galloping Gales after high school. He also played in the Manitowoc County Softball League. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Jim married Agnes S. Anderson on July 8, 1950, at Gjerpen Lutheran Church. Jim started working for Manitowoc County in June of 1952, and retired as chief of county traffic in 1980. He was a past director for district three of the Wisconsin County Police Association, past director for the Manitowoc County Credit Union, and past president of the Branch Area Firefighters and Branch Evergreen Cemetery Association. Jim has been active with the Manitowoc County Youth Legue Baseball Program since its inception in 1961. In 1978, Jim received the Achievement Award for Youth Sports from the Lakeshore All Sports Hall of Fame, and in April of 1985, he was inducted into the Lakeshore All Sports Hall of Fame. Survivors include his wife: Agnes Benishek, Manitowoc; three daughters and two sons-in-law; one grandaughter; one brother and sister-in-law; and two sisters- in-law and one brother-in-law (private). Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; infant sister: Muriel; his son: Jim Benishek in January of 2000; and one sister-in-law and one brother-in-law: Marge Bebinger and Joseph Majetich. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at First Lutheran Church, 521 N. 8th St., Manitowoc. The Rev. Steven Solberg will officiate, with burial to take place at Branch Evergreen Cemetery. Military graveside services will be accorded by the Amvets Post 99 of Manitowoc. Relatives and friends may call on Friday (TONIGHT), Oct. 24, 2008, from 5 until 7:30 p.m. at the Jens Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 1122 S. 8th St., Manitowoc and again on Saturday at church from 10 until 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Jim's name. The family would like to thank the staff of Shady Lane Nursing Center for all the compassionate care shown to Jim. Dad, every minute of every hour of every day, we will miss you. Herald Times Reporter, Oct. 24, 2008


VACLAV BENISHEK JAS. BENISHEK OF BRANCH IS DEAD, 81 YEARS Funeral Services For Veteran of County Will Be Held On Saturday James Benishek Sr., prominent Branch farmer, who in spite of his 81 years was active up until a brief illness a short time ago, died Wednesday at the home. Mr. Benishek, widely known because of his large apiary where he worked daily with his many hives of bees, was born in 1852 in Tabor, Bohemia. He came to Manitowoc county in 1871 at the age of 19 and had lived since 1920 at Branch. He is survived by Mrs. Benishek. The couple celebrated their 54th wedding anniversay July 6. Mrs. Benishek was Barbara Halama before her marriage. Mr. Benishek, who will probably be given Odd Fellow services at the time of his funeral, was a member of Chickerming lodge here for almost 50 years. He is survived by seven children and 30 grandchildren. The children are Mrs. Joe Hall, Rte. 2, Manitowoc; Mrs. Louis Kukral, Denver, Colo.; Mrs. Charles Brunig, Branch, Mrs. August Mueller and Mrs. Charles Bolle, Rte. 5, Manitowoc; Mrs. Edward Hessel, Francis Creek; and James Benishek Jr., Branch. A brother Frank lives at Manitowoc Rapids and there are three sisters, Mrs. Frank ?????chek, Manistee, Mich.; Mrs. Louis Shimek, Rte. 5, Manitowoc; and Mrs. Joe Simandl, Milwaukee. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Frazier mortuary in Manitowoc. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. August 10, 1933 P. 2


DOLORES M. BIRRINGER Dolores Martina (Soukup) Birringer, age 84, of Cato, Wis., entered into Eternal life on Saturday, July 3, 2010. Dolores was born on Nov. 11, 1925, daughter of the late Stephen and Anna Soukup. Dolores graduated from Lincoln High School and earned a Bachelor's Degree from Silver Lake College. She was a teacher at various schools in Manitowoc County, along with working at Branch River Country Club and Sears, Roebuck & Company. Dolores was a member of the Pallatier's Club, as well as a square dancer, polka dancer and artist. Dolores was the devoted and beloved wife of Paul. Loving mother (sons) and special friends (private); and great-grandmother; two sisters-in-laws; a brother-in-law (private). Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends also survive. Fond sister of the late Ralph (Mabel) Soukup, Gladys (Fred) Hartel and Helen (Joseph) Maresh. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. Officiating at the service will be Deacon Alan Boeldt, with burial to follow at Branch Evergreen Cemetery. The family will greet relatives and friends on Tuesday, July 6, 2010, from 9 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at the Pfeffer Funeral Home in Manitowoc. Doey's special loves were first and foremost her family, gardening, nature, dice and card playing and she will be fondly remembered for her entertaining. "Mom" showered us with love, tenderness, understanding and she will be forever in our hearts. The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Herald Times, Reporter, July 4, 2010


HEINRICH W. BREYER From Der Nord Westen, 15 Nov. 1900: Death Sun. at his residence near Branch, of Henry Breyer at age 84 of old age debility. His funeral was conducted yesterday. ****** Henry Breyer birth: 26 April 1816 Germany death: 11 November 1900 Rapids, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin residence: 1900 Rapids father: Breyer spouse: Sophia Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


SOPHIA BREYER Name: Brier, Sophia D.: 5/11/1877 B.: Reg. D.: 12/27/1877 sex: f/w Age at death: 63 yrs. 3 mo. 9 da. B.P.: Germany D.P.: Cem: Ch.: Inf. & Address: Rev. F.A.O. Pieper Mtwc. Spouse: F.: M.: Cause of Death: Add Info.: Pg.# 239


AUGUST BRUNIG From Der Nord Westen, 05 Dec. 1889: Death on Wed. of last week in Branch of August Brunig as a result of cancer in the head. Sometime ago Mr. Brunig was lightly wounded by a piece of wood in the face. A few days later he was working on his threshing machine and, best as one can tell, poisonous spores got into the wound. The resulting infection was operated on twice, but the patient was finally struck down. The 50 yr. old man was buried Fri.


CHARLES BRUNIG Charles Brunig, 63, of Branch, a town and school district officer in Manitowoc Rapids for many years, died Sunday night at his home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Urbanek and Schlei funeral home. Burial will be in Branch Evergreen cemetery. He was born on a farm near Branch in 1882 and in 1906 married Miss Sophia Benishek. He operated a farm since that time. Mr. Brunig served 24 years on the Branch school board and was a town treasurer and supervisor of Manitowoc Rapids for several terms. Survivors are his wife; son, Donald on the home farm; three daughters, Mrs. Roman Grall of Whitelaw, Mrs. Stephen Swetlik of route 1, Whitelaw, Mrs. Joseph Yohanek of route 2, Cato; brother, William of Mishicot; sister, Mrs. Louis Reus of Chicago; and eight grandchildren. The body may be viewed aftr 7 p.m. tonight until the hour of the services Wednesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Janury 21, 1946 P. 2


MARY BRUNIG WELL KNOWN BRANCH WOMAN SUCCUMBS TO INFIRMITIES OF AGE Mrs. Mary Bruenig, widow of the late August Bruenig, and a pioneer resident the county, died at her home one mile west of Branch Saturday night at the advanced age of 75 years. Mr. Bruenig died fifteen years ago and Mrs. Bruenig is survived by five daughters and two sons. The funeral was held today at 1:30 from the late home. Manitowoc Daily Herald, April 27, 1915 P.2


SOPHIA BRUNIG Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Saur Funeral Home, Kellnersville, for Mrs. Sophia Brunig, 83, of Branch, who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc. The Rev. Donald T. Stannard officiated and burial was in Branch Evergreen Cemetery. Mrs. Brunig, the former Sophia Benishek, was born Oct. 16, 1884, at Fayette, Mich., daughter of the late Wencil and Barbara Benishek, and was married Oct. 16, 1906, to Charles Brunig. The couple farmed on the homestead, and he died Jan. 20, 1946. She was a charter member of the Branch Homemakers Club and belonged to the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Survivors are a son, Donald, of Branch; a daughter, Mrs. Stephen (Calla) Swetlik of Manitowoc; a brother, James Sr., of Branch; a sister, Mrs. Edward Hessel, of Francis Creek; 10 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Two daughters and four sisters preceded her in death. Manitowoc Herald Times, September 3, 1968 P. 5


ANNA CARBON Mrs. Joseph Carbon, 82, nee Anna Peroutka, died Monday afternoon at the home near Branch, following a short illness. She was born in Bohemia in 1863 and when a child accompanied her parents to this county. In 1883 she was married to Joseph Carbon in this city, where the couple resided for six years and then moved to Branch where Mr. Carbon operated a blacksmith shop until his death 11 years ago. Survivors are six sons, Joseph, Jr., William and John of Branch, Edward and Clarence of this city, George of West Bend; six daughters, Elizabeth of Branch, Mrs. Thomas Kodelka of Cato, Mrs. Mary Tventen, Mrs. Charles Cizek, Mrs. Ray Napieczinski of this city, Mrs. Edward Schroeder of Appleton; brother, Joseph of this city; 34 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Wattawa, Urbanek and Schlei funeral home with interment in the Branch Evergreen cemetery. The body may be viewed after Wednesday noon at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herlad Times, Tuesday, July 31, 1945 P.2


ELIZABETH K. CARBON Miss Elizabeth K. Carbon, 90, of Branch, died Sunday evening at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The Rev. Dale Tutje will officiate with burial in Branch Evergreen Cemetery, Branch. Miss Carbon was born Dec. 3, 1885, at Manitowoc, daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Peroutka Carbon. She was reared and attended schools at Branch and was a Branch resident most of her life. Survivors include two brothers, Joseph and John, of Branch; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Tveten, Mrs Julia Cizek and Mrs. Blanche Nelson, of Manitowoc and Mrs. Leonore Schroder (sic), of Appleton and nieces and nephews. Four brothers and a sister preceded her in death. Friends may call at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home from 4 to 9 o'clock this Tuesday evening and Wednesday until the time of service. Herald Times Reporter, Tuesday, November 30, 1976 P.3


JOSEPH CARBON (d. 1934) OLDEST ACTIVE BLACKSMITH IN AREA IS DEAD Joseph Carbon, 72, of Branch Dies At His Home Today; Burial On Friday Joseph Carbon, 72, the oldest active blacksmith in the county, died suddenly at his home in Branch at 6 o'clock this morning following a heart attack. The deceased had operated a blacksmith shop in Branch for the last 46 years and had been actively engaged in the blacksmith business for the past 58 years. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Wattawa, Urbanek and Schlei funeral home, the Rev. Menke officiating. Burial will be made in the Branch cemetery. The body will lie at the funeral home from Thursday at 1 p.m. to the time of the funeral. The deceased was born October 25, 1861 in Bohemia. At the age of 4 years he came to America with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Carbon, and settled with them on a farm in the Town of Kossuth. At the age of 15 he entered the employe of Bernard Kitzerow and spent three years as an apprentice blacksmith with him in his shop on Washington street. The next nine years he worked with Alex Rank in a Manitowoc shop. Following that, 46 years ago, he opened a shop in Branch and has operated it ever since. On January 28, 1883 he was married to Anna Peroutka, who survives him. The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last year. Besides his widow the deceased is survived by six sons, Joseph at home, George of West Bend, Wis., William and John of Branch, and Clarence and Edward of Manitowoc; six daughters, Elizabeth at home, Mrs. E. Schroder of Appleton, Mrs. Thomas Koudetka, of Reedsville, and Mrs. Morton Tveten, Mrs. Charles Cizek, and Mrs. Ray Napiezinski of Manitowoc; a brother, Peter of Kossuth; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Vrany of Branch and Mrs. George Sperl of Manitowoc; 25 grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, March 21, 1934 P.2


JOSEPH CARBON, JR. (d. 1953) Inquest Ordered in Highway Death of Driver From Branch Joseph Carbon Jr., 29, Dies Following Crash MANITOWOC-An inquest was ordered Monday into a Highway 141 traffic accident Saturday night which took the life of Joseph Carbon Jr., 29, (photo) of Branch. Carbon died of a compound skull fracture at 5:20 a.m. Sunday in the Holy Family Hospital. It was the 14th traffic death in Manitowoc County this year. He was fatally injured at 9:50 p.m. Saturday when his care sideswiped with a truck driven by (private), 25, of 1534 S. 37th St., Manitowoc. Also injured in the cars was Carbon's passenger, Mrs. (private), 28, of 2204 S. 10th St. She was treated at the Holy Family Hospital for minor facial cuts and brusies and released. Inquest Date Not Set Dr. Theodore Teitgen, Manitowoc County coroner, said Monday he would hold an inquest into the fatal accident, but had not yet set a date. According to county traffic police, Carbon and Mrs. Skarvan were going to Newton for a visit. They were driving south during a heavy rain when Carbon's car collided with the north-bound truck about a half-mile south of the Y. Conflicting stories of the accident were given to police, who said Steinberg claimed Carbon's auto was in the wrong lane, but that Mrs. Skarvan said the truck driver was at fault. Steinberg, who police said had been drinking, was held in the county jail Saturday night and released Sunday morning on orders of Asst. Dist. Atty. Richard Garrow, according to Sheriff Lester Nichols. Funeral Services Wednesday will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Reformed Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. A.C. Fischer will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Branch. He was born in Branch in 1924, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Carbon Jr. He attended Branch schools, and was graduated from Lincoln High School, Manitowoc, in 1941. He assisted his father in the latter's blacksmith shop at Branch and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943, serving until 1946. He was wounded in action aboard a cruiser at Iwo Jima, in the south Pacific and received the Purple Heart and a special citation from the Navy. He attained the rank of seaman first class. Was Union Secretary Recently Carbon was employed as a fabricator at the Manitowoc Equipment Works and was secretary of the AFL union at the plant. Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Carbon of Branch; two sisters, (private). He was also a member of the Oas Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, whose members will accord him military rites at the graveside Wednesday. Friends may call at the Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc, after Tuesday noon. The casket will be moved to the church at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, December 7, 1953 P.1


LUCILLE CARBON Mrs. John Carbon, 64, of Branch, died Wednesday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 9:45 a.m. Saturday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, Francis Creek. The Rev. John Haen will officiate and burial will be in Branch Evergreen Cemetery. Mrs. Carbon, nee Lucille Hassemer, was born June 5, 1908, in the Town of Carlton, Kewaunee County, daughter of the late George and Emma Koriznek Hassemer. She was married to John Carbon Jan. 15, 1930, at St. Anne Catholic Church and has resided in Manitowoc County since that time. Survivors include her husband; five sons, (private); five daughters, (private), four brothers, George, of Two Rivers, Louis, of Wayside and Harvey and William, of Francis Creek; three sisters, Mrs. Jack Armbruster, of Rt. 2, Two Rivers, Mrs. Alfred Lemberger, of Port Washington, and Mrs. Donald Rieck, of Rt. 2, Manitowoc; 38 grandchildren and two great grand- children. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, where a memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. Herald Times Reporter Thursday, April 18, 1974 pg. 3 ******* (Note: B. year in obit doesn't match tombstone and SSDI by one year)


WILLIAM CARBON William Carbon, 71, of Branch, died Wednesday evening at home. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The Rev. Dale Tutje will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Branch. Mr. Carbon was born July 4, 1901, at Branch, son of the late Joseph and Anna Peroutka Carbon. He was a World War II veteran. He was employed at Manitowoc County Highway Dept. until his retirement. He was a member of the American Legion. Survivors include two brothers, Joseph and John of Branch, five sisters, Miss Elizabeth Carbon, of Branch, Mrs. Mary Tveten, Mrs. Julia Cizek and Mrs. Floyd Nelson, of Manitowoc and Mrs. Lenor Schroeder, of Appleton. A sister and three brothers preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home, Ninth Street entrance, from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday until the time of service Saturday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. February 24, 1972


KATHARINA CHENOHA Name: Chenoha, Katharina D.: 2/13/1878 B.: Reg. D.: 7/29/1878 Sex: F/W Age at Death: 38 Yrs. B.P.: Gros-Feithof (Ferthof?) Bohemia D.P.: Branch Cem.: Branch Ch.: Inf. & Address: Rev. G. Noever, Mtwc. Rpds. Spouse: Simon Chenoha F.: Mathias Mlaida M.: Katharina Mlaida Cause of Death: consumption Pg. #: 258


DAVID A. CHILDS David A. Childs, 12, a seventh grade student at Wilson Junior High School, Manitowoc, died unexpectedly Wednesday at school. Private family funeral services will be at Schneider-Mittnacht Funeral Home, Manitowoc, with burial in Branch Evergreen Cemetery. Survivors include his parents, Vernon and Evelyn Childs. A brother, two sisters, of Branch (private) and grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. There will be no visitation. Memorials in daily life “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” Other memorials may be made to the Heart Fund or charity or church of the donor’s choice. Herald Times Reporter, January 8, 1976 P. 14 ********* (Note: A very nice tribute to him was written by his teacher and a notation by the editor of the paper that he died of an aneurysm while running laps in the gym found in the following edition Herald Times Reporter, January 9, 1976 P. 10)


SOPHIA CONNORS Mrs. Sophia Connors, 70, of 854 North 13th street, died early today at the home. She had been ill since November. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. from the Vogelsang funeral home and at two o'clock from the First Reformed church. Burial will be in the Branch cemetery. Mrs. Connors, nee Sophia Kiel, was born in the town of Manitowoc Rapids in 1869 and in 1897 was married to Michael Connors. Mr. Connors died in 1916. Survivors are a son, Raymond, city; and a brother, Henry Kiel, city. The body may be viewed at the funeral home from Sunday afternoon on. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. Saturday, March 25, 1939 P. 4


AMELIA DALLWIG Mrs. Amelia Dallwig died very suddenly last Sunday at her home in Branch. Deceased was seventy-seven years of age and has been a resident of this county for a long time. Cause of death was paralysis of the heart. Manitowoc Daily Herald Thursday, Jan. 8, 1901, p. 4 ******** (F. Dalwig on 1885 Manitowoc Rapids state census shows 2 people, 1 male; 1 female. Could be Amelia. He died 1894. Amelia is on the 1900 Manitowoc Rapids census as a widow.) ******* Death Sat. in Town Manitowoc Rapids of 77-yr. old Mrs. Amalia Dalwig of old age debility. Her funeral was held yesterday from the Reformed Church in Branch. Der Nord Westen, 10 Jan. 1901 ******* Amalia Voelker Dalwig birth: 27 May 1823 Germany death: 6 January 1901 Branch, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Branch residence: 1901 Rapids father: George Voelker mother: Helene Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


FRIEDRICH DALLWIG From Der Nord Westen, 29 Mar. 1894: Death of Frederich Dallwig on Mon. in Branch, one of the oldest settlers of our county. Some years ago Mr. Dallwig suffered a stroke from which he apparently recovered, but he was stricken with another stroke on Fri. that brought his death on Mon. The 77 yr. old gentleman had a wide circle of warm friends who always enjoyed listening to his tales about the pioneer days. He is survived by his widow and a grown son.


HENRY DICKERT Henry Dickert birth: December 1833 Germany death: 11 October 1906 Franklin, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Branch, Wis. residence: 1906 Franklin father: Henry Dickert mother: Charlotte spouse: Mary Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


MARY DICKERT Mrs. Mary Dickert, 81, Pioneer of County, Dies At Home of Daughter Mrs. Mary Dicert, 81, widow of the late Henry Dickert, and a pioneer of Manitowoc county passed away Thursday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Schadeberg, 1302 Green street, with whom she made her home. Coming here from Bohemia in early childhood with her parents, the deeased, except for a four year period when she, with her husband located in Brown county, has always made this county her home. Her maiden name was Mary Novotny. She married Henry Dickert in 1867 first being located in Kossuth and after returning from Glenmore, Brown county, locating on a farm in the town of Franklin. Mr. Dickert passed away 33 years ago. Six daughters, Mrs. Frank Schadeberg, Mrs. George Holtz and Clara, all of this city; Mrs. Mary Stracke, and Elizabeth of Racine; Mrs. Helen Franz of Franklin and one son, Emil of this city survive. A sister, Mrs. Lawrence Weix of Antigo, three brothers, Louis Novotny of Antigo, James of Union Center, Wis., and John of Plainfield, Wis., four grand- children and one great grandchild also survive. Burial will take place Monday afternoon at 1:30 from the Schadeberg home, and at 2 o'clock from the German Reform church, with interment in the Branch cemetery. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. Friday, May 18, 1928 P. 2


FRED ELLERMANN From Der Nord Westen, 05 Aug. 1897: Death Thurs. last week of Friedrich Ellermann who lived near Branch. Two days before his death, as he was returning home from Manitowoc, he was thrown from his wagon and injured his back. Mr. Ellermann, who was 45, leaves a widow and 10 children, of whom the youngest is 2 yrs. old. The burial took place Saturday.


ANNA FREIDENBERGER SUDDEN DEATH PIONEER WOMAN OF THE COUNTY Death came unexpectedly to Mrs. Freidenberger, pioneer resident of the county, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Siebert, after one day of a several day visit Mrs. Freidenberger had planned to make. Heart failure was the cause of death. Mrs. Freidenberger, since the death of her husband in 1906 has made her home with her son Charles and Tuesday went to the home of her daughter Mrs. Siebert, a few miles distant, for a visit. She was about as usual and in apparent health when the fatal stroke came. Decedent was 64 years of age and a native of Bohemia. She came to America at the age of 17 and had resided in Manitowoc county of forty-five years, the family residing in the town of Franklin. Mrs. Freidenberger is survived by three sons, Plozcy and Charles of Kossuth and Anton Cadvill, son by a former marriage, in Montana, and four daughters, Mrs. Fr. Siebert, Mrs. H. Meyer, Mrs. H. Sittman, of Franklin and Mrs. B. Krohn, of Marshfield. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon from the home in Franklin with interment at Branch. Manitowoc Herald News, November 3, 1921 P. 8


BLASIUS FREIDENBERGER Blasius Freidenberger, 70, who had been living the past three years with his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Siebert, at 2214 Granger Road, Manitowoc, died early Sunday morning at home after a heart attack. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Reformed Church, Manitowoc, the Rev. Theodore P. Crusius officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery at Branch. Mr. Freidenberger was born March 23, 1891, in the Town of Franklin, Manitowoc County, son of the late Frank and Anna Mahulik Freidenberg. He married Vera Grube Dec. 7, 1918, and they resided at Manitowoc 14 years. He farmed at Mishicot from 1932 to 1958, when he returned to Manitowoc. Survivors include two sons, Harold and Robert of Two Rivers; four daughters, Mrs. Harold Popp of Hatley, Marathon County, Mrs. Francis Duvall and Mrs. Charles Pautzer of Two Rivers, and Mrs. Norman Anderson of Charleston, S.C.; two brothers, Charles of Rt. 1, Whitelaw, and William Reinhardt of Delafield, Waukesha County; four sisters, Mrs. Rose Gosz and Mrs. Fred Siebert of Manitowoc, Mrs. Alma Mayer of Rt. 1, Reedsville, and Mrs. Bert Krohn of Spence, Marathon County, and 18 grandchildren. Friends may call at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc, until 10:30 a.m. Tuesday when the casket will be moved to the church, where the body may be viewed after 11 a.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, June 5, 1961 P. 13


CHARLES FREIDENBERGER Charles Freidenberger St., 85, of Park Lawn Nursing Home, Manitowoc, formerly of Rt. 1, Whitelaw, died Sunday evening at Park Lawn Home. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at First Reformed United Church of Christ, Manitowoc. The Rev. William Schultz will officiate and burial will be in Branch Cemetery, Branch. Mr. Freidenberger was born Oct. 9, 1887, in the Town of Franklin, Manitowoc County, son of the late Frank and Anna Mahoulik Freidenberger. He married Flora Mayer April 14, 1914 at Manitowoc. He was a retired dairy farmer. He was a member of various farm organizations and a lifelong member of the First Reformed United Church of Christ. His wife precede him in death Aug. 7, 1967. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Friends may all at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday until noon Wednesday and at the church from noon to the time of service Wednesday. Herald Times Reporter, Mantiowoc-Two Rivers, Wis. June 4, 1973


FLORA FREIDENBERGER Mrs. Charles Freidenberger, 76, of 1302 Wisconsin Ave., Manitowoc, died Monday morning at Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc, after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the United Church of Christ, Manitowoc, with the Rev. Theodore P. Crusius officiating and burial in Evergreen Cemetery at Branch. The former Flora Mayer was born Oct. 21, 1890, in Manitowoc, the daughter of the late John and Johanna Buerstatte Mayer. On April 14, 1914, she was married to Charles Freidenberger at Manitowoc. The couple farmed at Rt. 1, Whitelaw, until retirement 18 years ago and then moved to Manitowoc. Mrs. Freidenberger was a member of the Ladies Aid Society and a Sunday school teacher at the former Reformed Church at Branch. Surviving are her husband; one son, Charles, of Whitelaw; a daughter, Mrs. Florence Hallwachs, of Manitowoc; four sisters, Mrs. Ella Pitsch, Mrs. Selma Zastow, Miss Johanna Mayer and Mrs. Eleanore Pautz, all of Manitowoc; 12 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. Friends may call at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc, Ninth Street entrance, after 4 p.m. Tuesday until 11:30 a.m. Wednesday and then at the church until time of services. Manitowoc Herald Times, August 7, 1967 P. 5


FRANK FREIDENBERGER Frank Freidenberger birth: 1848 Germany death: 4 April 1906 Franklin, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Branch, Wis. residence: 1906 Franklin spouse: Anna Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


JOSEPH GRAVES Joseph D. Graves, age 63, died on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, at Aurora Medical Center, surrounded by his family. Joe was born on Aug. 25, 1946, in Norway, Mich., son of the late Edward and Virginia (Weber) Graves. Joe married Kim Hartman-Hastreiter on Oct. 9, 1999. Joe proudly served his country from 1966-1968, during the Vietnam War. Joe was an avid history buff and genealogist who loved to cook and spend time with his grandchildren. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Joe was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Al and Grace Hartman; brother, Edward Graves; sister, Margaret Wrchota and stepdaughter, Katie Jo Hastreiter. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, at Klein and Stangel Funeral Home, Two Rivers. Officiating at the service will be Deacon Paul Kieffer. Burial will be at the Branch Evergreen Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded by the Two Rivers VFW and American Legion Posts. The family will greet relatives and friends on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, at Klein and Stangel Funeral Home from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11:30 a.m. Memorials may be made to the Two Rivers Fire Department. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of the ICU at Aurora Hospital, Dr. Cedric Thayer and Firefighter Paramedic Randy Reimer for the care and compassion shown toward Joe and his family. Herald Times Reporter, Oct. 30, 2009


PAUL HAYDEN GRIMSTAD (d. 2009) Paul Hayden Grimstad, age 64, of 3308 Branch River Road, Manitowoc, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, March 26, 2009, at his residence. Paul was born April 12, 1944, in Madison, Wis., son of the late Paul C. & Dr. Frances (Hayden) Grimstad. He was a graduate of Madison West High School, Madison, with the class of 1962. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in psychology in 1966. He then received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1969. On Nov. 25, 1967, he married the former Victoria (Vicki) Caira in Madison. Paul moved to Manitowoc in 1969 and joined the law firm Clark, Rankin, Nash & Spindler. From 1969 to 1972, he practiced as an associate, and from 1972 to the present as a partner. His current position was senior litigation partner with Nash, Spindler, Grimstad & McCracken LLP. Paul's practice was limited solely to civil litigation. He tried cases in the areas of automobile accident, commercial litigation, fire, slip and fall, and products liability. For the past 25 years, his concentration was in the defense of professional malpractice cases in Wisconsin. He was involved in the defense of more than 300 malpractice cases, and defended approximately 100 medical malpractice cases to verdict, in both jury trials and actions brought before Wisconsin's patients' compensation panels. He regularly defended cases in Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Kewaunee, Door, Brown, Outagamie, Fond du Lac, Calumet, Winnebago, Marinette, Marathon, Oneida, Waushara, Vilas, Portage and Milwaukee counties. Paul was elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates, where he served as charter member of the Wisconsin Chapter and as a past president, the American College of Trial Lawyers as a Fellow, and the International Society of Barristers. He was a member of the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, Defense Research Institute, Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, Association of Insurance Attorneys, American Bar Association, Wisconsin State Bar Association, Manitowoc County Bar Association, American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers. Paul was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in 2001, 2002 and 2005, rated as one of the top 50 Wisconsin lawyers in 2005 and 2006, and recognized by the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in 2001 for professional ethical standards. He argued twice in 2009 before the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Paul also participated as lecturer and teacher in the area of torts, evidence and medical malpractice at the request of the Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin and Wisconsin's continuing legal education program. In addition, Paul conducted seminars on medical malpractice and risk management, attended by physicians, dentists, nurses, emergency room technicians, EMTs and other allied health care professionals, including the symposium "Cerebral Palsy — Is It Preventable?" presented by the Wisconsin Society of Obstetrics & Gynecology on July 16, 1987. Paul also presented "Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics" at the continuing medical education program in 1995 and 1997. With geriatrician Mark Sager, Paul published "Do the Elderly Sue Physicians?" in the Archives of Internal Medicine in 1990. Both Paul and Vicki received a distinguished service award from Aurora Health Foundation in 2006. Paul was a member of the Northeastern Wisconsin Golf Association, where he served as secretary from 1979-91, president from 1991-94 and as Man of the Year in 1983. He also was a member of the Western Golf Association, where he served on the Board of Directors, and of Branch River Country Club, where he served on the Board of Directors from 1991-97 and as president from 1993-94. He started the Branch River Country Club Evan's Day fundraiser for the Evan's Scholarship in 1982, and chaired the event through the 1990s. (Survivors omitted for privacy) He was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Peter and Caterina Caira. Relatives and friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, 928 S. 14th St., Manitowoc, on Tuesday, March 31, 2009, for a memorial visitation from 5 to 8 p.m., and then at First Lutheran Church, 521 N. 8th St., Manitowoc, on Wednesday, April 1, 2009, from 10 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 11 a.m. Paul had a wonderful sense of humor and was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was especially proud of his son, (private), and truly enjoyed being with his grandson, (private). He was a dedicated Packers, Badgers and Brewers fan (he himself played semi-pro baseball as a young man), and loved watching sports with his pals at the Fat Seagull and Seven Lakes. He was a co-host of the Sports Corner radio show, where he was well known for his comical "lock of the week." He was a voracious reader, loved playing golf, feeding the birds, listening to music, playing guitar (and occasionally banjo), and playing with his dog, Friday, and before her, Lincoln. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Manitowoc Humane Society, West Golf Association Evan's Scholarship Fund (1 Briar Road, Golf, IL, 60028), and the University of Wisconsin Alumni Foundation. The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, March 29, 2009


HARLEY HALLWACHS Harley F. Hallwachs, 53, of Rt. 3, Manitowoc, took his life Wednesday afternoon at the farm home in the Town of Newton. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at First Reformed United Church of Christ, Manitowoc. The Rev. Theodore Crusisus will officiate and burial will be in Branch Evergreen Cemetery. Mr. Hallwachs was born Jan. 14, 1909, at Sheboygan, son of the late Robert Hallwachs and Mary Prigge Hallwachs. He married Florence Friedenberger Nov. 22, 1939, at Manitowoc, and the couple farmed in the Town of Newton. For years Hallwachs was known as a wrestler of considerable ability and had pitted his skill against some of the better contenders in the United States in matches at the New Opera House, Manitowoc. He had served the Newton school board, was a member of Newton Volunteer Fire Dept. and had been a member of Manitowoc County Farm Bureau. Surviving are his wife, three sons, a daughter (Survivors omitted for privacy.); his mother, Mrs. Mary Hallwachs of Manitowoc; two brothers, Edgar and Gordon of Manitowoc; and two sisters, Mrs. Earl Treder of Manitowoc and Mrs. Edna Krause of Sheboygan. Friends may call at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc, after 3 p.m. Friday until 10:30 a.m. Saturday when the casket will be moved to the church where the body will lie in state until the time of service. Manitowoc Herald Times, November 29, 1962 P. 14


ALOIS HARTMAN Alois (Al) Hartman, age 76, of 4008 Village Drive, Branch, died Friday afternoon, December 30, 1994, at Bellin Hospital, Green Bay. Funeral Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 3, 1995 (sic), at Saur Funeral Home, Kellnersville, and 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. Rev. Richard H. Heymen will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial with burial to follow in the Branch Evergreen Cemetery. Military Rites will be accorded by the Kuballe-O'Connel VFW Post #6179 of Cato. Mr. Hartman was born January 22, 1918, in Manitowoc County, son of the late John and Anna Holschbach Hartman. He attended St. Andrew Grade School, Manitowoc. On October 8, 1941,he was married to former Grace Decker at Holy Innocents Catholic Church, Manitowoc. Al served in the United States Army from 1945 to 1946 in Okinawa. Al was a cheesemaker for 20 years, he was employed at Schuette Construction Company for 25 years and also owned and operated Hartman's Longbranch Bar for 17 years, retiring in 1982. He was a member of St. Michaels Church, Whitelaw, Kuballe-O'Connel VFW Post #6179 of Cato, and past member of the Branch Area Firefighters, Branch Fire Department, Teamsters Local 619 and Manitowoc County Tavern League. (Survivors omitted for privacy.), nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by one brother, John Hartman, an infant sister, Helen Hartman. Friends may call at Saur Funeral Home, (TONIGHT) from 4-8 p.m. Father Heymen will pray the Rosary at 7 p.m. and VFW Memorial Services will be conducted at 7:45 p.m. Dad loved his cottage at Little Sturgeon, where he spent many hours fishing and enjoying his family. Al's family would like to thank the Emergency Medical Staffs and Critical Care Units of Holy Family Memorial Medical Center and Bellin Hospital. Herald Times Reporter


GRACE HARTMAN Grace A. Hartman, age 86, of 2021 S. Alverno Road, Manitowoc, died on Tuesday morning, March 25, 2008, at the Manitowoc County Health Care Center. Grace was born on Sept. 13, 1921, in Manitowoc County, daughter of the late Matthew and Anna (Karbon) Decker. On Oct. 8, 1941, Grace married Alois "Al" Hartman at Holy Innocents Catholic Church in Manitowoc. He preceded her in death on Dec. 30, 1994. She and her husband owned and operated the Long Branch Bar in Branch for 17 years. After retirement, they enjoyed 13 happy years at their cottage in Little Sturgeon. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Whitelaw. Grace was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great- grandmother. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law: (private); three daughters and sons-in-law: (private); eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brothers-in- law and sisters-in-law. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Alois; one granddaughter: Katie Jo Hastreiter; six sisters and brothers-in-law: Lilian (Adolph) Pech; Mary (Tom) Galbraith; Anna (Edward) Kubsch; Mildred (Louie) Doubek; Rose (Victor) Skarvan; and Elsie (Lee) Lyon; three brothers and two sisters-in-law: Roman (Caroline) Decker; George (Anna) Decker; and Edwin Decker; four brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law: Francis Hartman; Tony Hartman; Clarence Hartman; John Hartman; Ruth Hartman; and Pearl Hartman. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 29, 2008, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Whitelaw. The Rev. Dave Zimmerman will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will follow at Branch Evergreen Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call on Friday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Kellnersville, and again on Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass. A prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. The family would like to extend a thank you to Dr. (private) and the staff of the Manitowoc County Health Care Center for their excellent care and compassion shown to Mom. Herald Times Reporter, March 27, 2008


VERIENNA HUTTERER Verienna M. Hutterer, age 91, of 4112 Village Drive, Whitelaw, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at the Manitowoc Health & Rehabilitation Center. Verienna was born Jan. 14, 1918, daughter of the late Richard and Addie Preston Siebert. On Oct. 3, 1936, she married Paul Hutterer Sr. in Manitowoc. He preceded her in death Oct. 23, 1998. Verienna was very proud of the accomplishments of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved farming, her cattle and the outdoors. Verienna is survived by one son and daughter-in-law: Paul and Debbie Hutterer, Whitelaw; one daughter and son-in-law: Darlene and Ronald Kaderabek, Branch; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law: Veronica Siebert, Manitowoc; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Paul; two grandchildren; one sister: Marcella Siebert; two brothers and one sister-in-law: Alvin (Agnes) Siebert and Raymond Siebert; six brothers-in-law, four sisters-in-law and one niece. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, at the Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home, Kellnersville. Rev. Richard Runge will officiate. Relatives and friends may call from 9 a.m. on Thursday until the time of services at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Branch Evergreen Cemetery. The family would like to thank Dr. Glenn Smith, nurses and staff of Aurora Medical Center of Manitowoc County, and also the nurses and staff of Manitowoc Health & Rehabilitation Center for the special care that mom received. Herald Times Reporter, Oct. 26, 2009 ******** (She was a Siebert-great-granddaughter of the Klemmes./from researcher) (14 Jan 1918/24 Oct 2009/SSDI)


FAY JEFFERSON Faye Jefferson, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. (private) Jefferson of Branch, died at birth last night at the Holy Family hospital. Private funeral services were held today at the Pfeffer funeral home with burial in the Branch cemetery. (Survivors omitted for privacy) Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. February 18, 1950 P. 2


ADOLPH KADERABEK From Der Nord Westen, 24 Sept. 1908: Report from Milwaukee concerning the death there last week of Adolph Kaderabeck of Branch following a boxing or sparring match and its investigation by the police. The body was shipped to his home for burial.


ANNA KADERABEK Mrs. Kadarabek (sic) Called by Death Death came Saturday night to Mrs. Anna Kadarabek, wife of Frank Kadarabek, who passed away at her home at Branch. Mrs. Kadarabek was born in Bohemia sixty-six years ago and was well known in the community of Branch here she had resided for some time. The funeral will be held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Manitowoc Herald News, August 20, 1923 P.15


ERMA KADERABEK Mrs. Erma Kaderabek, 85, of Rt. 4, Manitowoc, died Monday evening at Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Schneider- Mittnacht Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The Rev. William A. Schultz will officiate and burial will be in Branch Evergreen Cemetery. Mrs. Kaderabek, nee Erma Shimek, was born April 16, 1889, at Manitowoc Rapids, daughter of the late Louis and Apolina Benishek Shimek. She was educated in Manitowoc County schools. She was married to Charles J. Kaderabek Sr., May 19, 1908, at Manitowoc Rapids. They celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary May 19, 1974. She was a charter member of Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and an honorary member of Manitowoc County Homemaker’s Club. Survivors include her husband, five sons, Charles Jr., Alois, Otto and John C., of Manitowoc and Eugene of Seabrook, Md; Four daughters, Mrs. R. W. (Leona) Zunker, Mrs. Victor (Apoline) Hablewitz, Mrs. Benno (Ruth Ann) Steuer and Mrs. John (Gene) Kane, of Manitowoc; 32 grand- children and 31 great grandchildren. Two daughters, Ludmilla and Laura, three brothers and a sister preceded her in death. Friends may call at Schneider-Mittnacht Funeral Home from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Memorials may be made to Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Manitowoc Herald-Times, 5 Nov 1974


FRANK KADERABEK KADERABEK, Frank—Pioneer of Branch died Saturday night at home in village at age of 84. Born in Bohemia in 1849 and came here when youth and was engaged for years as well driller and farmer, retiring ten years ago. Survived by widow, three sons and brother. Funeral Wednesday at two p.m. from home in Branch. Manitowoc Herald Times, January 3, 1933 P. 13 ********* (Entry in record of St. John's United Ch. of Christ, Manitowoc)


HELENA KADERABEK Mr. and Mrs. Anton Mlada of Cadott, Wis., have arrived to attend the funeral of the latter’s sister, Miss Helen Kaderabek, which takes place at the Branch today. Manitowoc Daily Herald, September 10, 1914 P. 2


KLARA KADERABEK From Der Nord Westen, 31 Jan. 1901: Death in Branch on Sun. of a 4-yr. old daughter of A. Kaderabik after a long illness. The funeral was conducted Tues. ****** Clara Kaderabik birth: 20 September 1896 Manitowoc Rapids, Man. Co. death: 26 January 1901 Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Branch, Wis. residence: 1901 Manitowoc Rapids, Manitowoc Co. father: Frank Kaderabik Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


MARY KADERABEK Mrs. Mary Kaderabek, 83, died this morning at the Holy Family hospital after an illness of three months. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Wattawa, Urbanek and Schlei funeral home, the Rev. Paul Blaufuss of St. John’s Evangelical church officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen cemetery at Branch. The body will lie in state from Monday afternoon until the hour of the funeral, at the Wattawa, Urbanek and Schlei funeral home. Mrs. Kaderabek was born in Bohemia on May 6, 1859, and came to America with her parents when she was 3 years old. The family settled at Lodi. About 47 years ago, Mrs. Kaderabek moved to this county. She was married to Frank Kaderabek on February 22, 1924. Mr. Kaderabek died seven years ago. Survivors are three stepsons, Anton, Charles and Frank Kaderabek of Branch; 30 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and one half-brother, Joseph Minovsky of Chicago. Manitowoc Herald Times, April 11, 1942 P. 4


ADOLPH KARBON Private funeral services for Adolph Karbon, 76, of 1330A S. 10th St., Manitowoc, who died Sunday morning at Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bethany Lutheran Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Robert Sawall will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Mr. Karbon was born Jan. 2, 1892, in the Town of Kossuth, son of the late Peter and Elizabeth Herdina Karbon. He attended township schools and was a veteran of World War I. During World War II he was employed at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Inc., and later at Invincible Metal Furniture Co. 17 years, retiring in 1960. He was a member of American Legion Drews-Bleser Post No. 88. Survivors are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Reuben (Geraldine) Kasbaum and Miss Germaine Karbon, of Manitowoc and Mrs. Richard (Eunice) Vaughan, of North Fond du Lac, two sons, Gordon, of Milwaukee and Allen of Rt. 2, Manitowoc, two sisters, Mrs. Adolph Cherney, of Maribel and Mrs. Mary Kronforst of Mishicot, a brother John, of Denmark, 12 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Two sisters and five brothers preceded him in death. Friends may call at Jens Funeral Home, Manitowoc, after 7 o'clock this Monday evening. Memorials may be sent to Bethany Lutheran Church. Manitowoc Herald Times March 24, 1968 ******* (Note: Obit. says he's in Evergreen, but his stone was found here)


ELLA KARBON Mrs. Ella Karbon, 75, of Rt. 1, Whitelaw, died Thursday noon at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at First Reformed United Church of Christ, Manitowoc. The Rev. Theodore Crusius will officiate and burial will be in Branch Evergreen Cemetery. Mrs. Karbon, nee Ella Wachholz, was born Oct. 26, 1894, in Town of Kossuth, Manitowoc County, daughter of the late William and Clara Steinbrecker Wachholz. She was married to Joseph Karbon Jan. 31, 1912, at Branch. They operated a tavern at Four Corners for five years and then a cheese factory until 1925. Then they operated a farm until he retired in 1958, later moving to Branch. Her husband preceded her in death Nov. 28, 1960. Survivors include five sons, Elmer, Chester and Roland of Manitowoc, Lloyd of Rt. 2, Manitowoc, and Melvin of Reedsville; two daughrers, Mrs. Leonard (Mable) Gadzinski of Manitowoc, Mrs. Henry (Louella) Barbieur Jr. of Janesville; a brother, Edwin, of Rt. 2, Two Rivers; a sister, Mrs. Anton Pech, of Green Bay; 26 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Two brothers and a sister preceded her in death. Friends may call at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc, after 2 o'clock this Friday afternoon until noon Saturday and then at the church. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. June 5, 1970


ELMER A. KARBON Elmer A. Karbon, age 93, of 2350 S. 23rd St., Manitowoc, went to his heavenly home on Saturday morning, Nov. 14, 2009, at his residence. Elmer was born on Feb. 20, 1916, in the town of Manitowoc Rapids, son of the late Joseph and Ella Wachholz Karbon. His family later moved to their home farm in the town of Kossuth and he attended Rockwood School. On Sept. 9, 1961, Elmer was married to Elaine (Schelthelm) Sprang in Waukegan, Ill. Elmer owned and operated the Pheasant Bar in Manitowoc for 25 years and after retirement he worked for the Krause's Trucking Co. for many years. Elmer was a great fisherman and also loved woodworking. He was a member of Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) He was preceded in death by his parents: Joseph and Ella Karbon; his father-in- law and mother-in-law: Adam and Lucille (Fricke) Schelthelm; his beloved grandson: Jeremy A. Adkins; one sister and brother-in-law: Luella (Henry) Barbieur; three brothers and one sister-in-law: Chester (Ann) Karbon, Melvin Karbon and Lloyd Karbon; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Leonard Gadzinski, Richard Roedig, Dale (Shirley) Gulseth, Joyce (Edward) York, Germaine (Milton) Diegel and Greg Gappa; and three dearly beloved nieces: Beverly Free, Donna Hardrath and Gale Hutton. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, at Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Revs. Robert Kujawski and Stephen Melso will officiate with burial to follow in the Branch Evergreen Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home, 818 State St., Manitowoc, on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. A memorial fund has been established in Elmer's name for the Manitowoc Lutheran High School, Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church or Bethany Lutheran School Library. A special thank you to Holy Family Memorial Medical Center and Hospice staffs for the kind and compassionate care shown to Elmer. Herald Times Reporter, Nov. 16, 2009


JOSEPH KARBON Joseph Karbon, 74, of Branch, died Monday noon at home after a heart attack. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Reformed Church, Manitowoc, the Rev. Theodore P. Crusius officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Branch. Mr. Karbon was born April 28, 1886, in the Town of Kossuth, son of the late Peter and Elizabeth Herdina Karbon. He was a cheesemaker in Manitowoc County for 15 years, early in his working life. He then moved to Manitowoc where he was employed by Lakeside Packing Co. for 25 years. The 12 years following he was employed at Mirro Aluminum Co. until his retirement two years ago. He married Ella Wacholz Jan. 1, 1912, in the Town of Kossuth. Mr. Karbon is a former four-year Town of Kossuth chariman and treasurer. He was also an assessor there for five years. Survivors include his wife; five sons, Elmer and Chester of Manitowoc, Lloyd and Melvin of Rt. 2, Manitowoc; two daughters, Mrs. Leonard Gadzinski of Manitowoc and Mrs. Henry Barbieur Jr., of Janesville; three brothers, Adolph of Manitowoc, John of Denmark and Charles of Kewaunee; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Kronforst of Larabee and Mrs. Adolph Cherney of Maribel Caves, and 25 grandchildren. Friends may call at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc, from 1:30 p.m. Wednesday until 10:30 a.m. Thursday and at the church until time of service. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. November 29, 1960 P. 5


LLOYD KARBON Lloyd E. Karbon, age 90, of Manitowoc, went to his heavenly home on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at River's Bend Health & Rehabilitation. Lloyd was born on Nov. 8, 1917, in the town of Manitowoc Rapids, son of the late Joseph and Ella (Wachholz) Karbon. His family later moved to their home farm in the town of Kossuth, and he attended Rockwood School. He became employed at Sonnenburg Cheese Factory in Cato and later at Pauly Cheese Company in Manitowoc. Lloyd married Elizabeth Bebow on Jan. 22, 1941, at the Friedens Evangelical and Reformed Church in Reedsville. He served in the Army Air Force from May 1945 to July 1946 in the European Theater. He worked various jobs until he began his employment at Consumer Steel Company, from which he retired in 1984. Lloyd was a past faithful member of Friedens Church in Reedsville and served in many capacities. He was a member of First Reformed United Church of Christ of Manitowoc and life member of the VFW Otto Oas Post 659 of Manitowoc. Lloyd liked to go deer hunting and fix motors and lawn mowers. He was a volunteer with the Branch Fire Department for 33 years. He played county league baseball for many years and was a Little League umpire. Lloyd was a good father to his four sons and one daughter, and a faithful husband. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife's parents; two brothers and two sisters-in-law: Chester (Ann) Karbon; Melvin Karbon; and Virginia De Wein; and six brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law: Elmer (Ethel) Fokett; Milton Post; Roman (Ruth) Kletti; Betty Bebow; Earl Jansen; William Bebow; and Leonard Gadzinski. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at St. John's United Church of Christ, 1501 Marshall St., Manitowoc. The Rev. Richard Runge will officiate, with burial to follow at Branch Evergreen Cemetery. Military graveside services will be accorded by VFW Otto Oas Post 659 of Manitowoc. Relatives and friends may call at the church from 8:30 a.m. until the time of services at 10:30 a.m. The Jens Family Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the Karbon family. A special thank you to all the caregivers and staff of River's Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center for the compassionate care shown to Lloyd the past three months. Herald Times Reporter, Sept. 4, 2008


VERNA KARBON Verna Karbon, age 97, of Rhinelander, died on Sunday, December 10, 2000 at the Taylor Park Nursing Home, Rhinelander. Cremation will have taken place and a Memorial Service will be held at a later date, at Bethany Lutheran Church, Manitowoc. Verna was born February 1, 1903, in Manitowoc Rapids, Wis., daughter of Charles and Ella (LaCount) Knuell. On February 28, 1921, she married Adolph Karbon in Manitowoc. He preceded her in death on March 24, 1968. She was employed at Schuette's Bros. Dept. store and Manitowoc County Hospital and retired in 1970. She enjoyed baking, flowers, and crocheting. Most of all she ejoyed the time spent at their cottage in Eagle River. She is survived by two daughters, a son, 12 grandchildren and 15 great- grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by a daughter and son-in-law, Geraldine and Reuben Kasbaum and a son and two daughters-in-law, Gordon and Marge and Esther Karbon; four sisters and a brother. The Carlson Funeral Home, Rhinelander is in charge of the arrangements. Herald Times Reporter Thursday, December 14, 2000


FRANK KEISER SUICIDE OF A VETERAN On Wednesday evening last in the town of Franklin, Frank Kelser an old man well known in that locality killed himself. He deliberately took off his coat and vest and placed the muzzle of a gun against his heart, gave the trigger a push and in a few minutes was dead. Frank Keiser was one of the first to volunteer from Manitowoc Co., at the outbreak of the war, and served all through it in Co. A. 5th, Wis. Vols. And many of the survivors of the old regiment will regret the sad death of “Old Keiser.” He was as brave as a lion, a thorough soldier. He was wounded several times and at Winchester was tossed up in the air by a solid shot and left for dead on the field. He was picked up with broken ribs, lung ruptured and body covered with bruises. He was ordered to the General Hospital and was offered his discharge but full of grit and true German stubbornness refused to go. He did light duty after that but always was in line when there was a battle. After the war he supported himself by working when able. A few years ago his old comrades got him a pension. He had one besetting sin, whiskey. It is said that some time ago, some envious busybody took it upon himself to write to the pension department that his pension was fraudulent, and after an examination by some skipjack surgeon it was stopped. The old man cursed by a blighting appetite, without a relative in the wide word, unable longer to work, abandoned by the government he had so bravely fought to preserve, in despair put a bullet through his own heart. Perhaps it was the best he could do. “Judge not ye, that ye be not judged.” Peace to your ashes old comrade. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, June 24, 1884 P.3


ADELAIDE KIEL MRS. KIEL DIES AT WHITELAW Mrs. Oscar Kiel Was Ill for Months Mrs. Oscar W. Kiel of Whitelaw died at the Holy Family hospital at 7:30 o’clock this morning after suffering for several months with a lingering illness. The funeral will be held from the First Reformed church with the Rev. O.E. Menke officiating. The time of the services will be announced Saturday. Mrs. Kiel previous to her marriage, was Miss Adelaide Landeau. She was born Sept. 28, 1897, at Egg Harbor. She moved to Manitowoc county in 1921 and was married to Oscar Kiel Dec. 1, 1925. Since her marriage she had made her home on a farm at Whitelaw. She is survived by her husband and three sons, (private). She was a member of the Ladies Aid society of the Reformed church at Branch of which she was a devout member. Manitowoc Evening Times, August 14, 1931 P. 2


AMANDA KIEL Mrs. Amanda Kiel, 70, of route 5, Manitwoc died Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emil Franz, of route 2, Manitowoc, after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the First Reformed church, the Rev. Gilbert Wernecke officiating. Burial will be in the Branch cemetery. Mrs. Kiel, nee Amanda Rahn, was born in Germany in 1867 and came to this country at the age of 18. She was married at Manitowoc Rapids in 1890 to Charles Kiel. They located on the present homestead farm. Mr. Kiel died a year and a half ago. She was a member of the Bethany Ladies society of Branch. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Henry Meyer and Mrs. Emil Franz, both of route 2, Manitowoc; three sons; Arthur and Oscar, of route 5, and Arno, of route 2, Manitowoc; brother, Henry Rahn of route 2, Manitowoc; sister, Mrs. Ida Pleuss, city; and 16 grandchildren. The body may be viewed at the Wattawa, Urbanek and Schlei funeral home until 10 a.m., Wednesday when it will be moved to the church. Manitowoc Herald Times, April 25, 1938 P. 2


ARTHUR KIEL Funeral services for Arthur Kiel, 72, of Whitelaw, who died Friday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First Reformed UCC, Manitowoc. The Rev. Theodore Crusius will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Branch. Mr. Kiel was born June 16, 1894, at Town of Manitowoc Rapids, son of the late Charles and Amanda Rahn Kiel. He married Evelyn Damman Oct. 5, 1934, and the couple farmed the homestead farm until he retired in 1961 and moved to Whitelaw. He is survived by his wife; five sons and two daughters (private); two brothers, Oscar of Rt. 1, Whitelaw and Arno of Rt. 2, Manitowoc; a sister, Mrs. Emil Franz, of Rt. 2, Manitowoc, and 11 grandchildren. A sister and two granddaughters preceded him in death. Friends may call at Reedsville Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Sunday until 10 a.m. Monday when the casket will be taken to the church and the body lie in state until time of service. Memorials to the church building fund may be sent. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, February 4, 1967 P. 2


CHARLES KIEL KIEL, CHARLES—Age 75. Died Monday night at a Green Bay hospital. Born in Cato 1861, moved to farm in Manitowoc Rapids. Married Amanda Rahn 189?. Survived by widow, two daughters, three sons, sister and brother. Funeral Friday 2 p.m. Reformed church, city. Interment Evergreen cemetery, Branch. Body at Wattawa, Urbanek and Schlei funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, October 20, 1936 P. 13


ELROY R. KIEL Elroy R. Kiel age 78, of 10225 San Road, Whitelaw, died Friday afternoon, May 30, 2008, at his daughter's residence. Elroy was born June 29, 1929, in the town of Cato, son of the late Oscar and Adelatde Kiel. He attended local schools. On Dec. 19, 1952, Elroy was married to the former Margaret Czarneski in Brown County. Margaret preceded him in death on Nov. 4, 2006. Elroy was a United States Army veteran, serving in Korea. Elroy and Margaret farmed in the Whitelaw area for 51 years. Elroy was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kellnersville and in the past was a member of the Lakeshore Snowmobile Club. He enjoyed snowmobiling, fishing, hunting and polka dancing. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) He was preceded in death by his parents: Oscar (Adelatde) Kiel; his wife: Margaret Kiel; one grandson, one great-grandson, two brothers: Oscar Kiel and Charlie Kiel; and one special friend: Gary Anschutz. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2008, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kellnersville. The Rev. Rallen Stencil will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial with burial to follow at Branch Evergreen Cemetery. Kubale- O'Connell VFW Post No. 6179 of Kellnersville will accord military graveside rites. Relatives and friends may call at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kellnersville on Monday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. There will be a parish prayer service on Monday at the church at 7:30 p.m. The Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Kellnersville is serving the Kiel family. Herald Times Reporter, June 1, 2008 ******** (29 Jun 1929/30 May 2008/SSDI)


FRIEDRICH KIEL From Der Nord Westen, 16 Jan. 1890 Death of Friedrich Kiel on Wed. in Town Manitowoc Rapids after a long illness with consumption. The deceased was 26 yrs. 8 mos. and 22 days old. The burial was Friday.


HERMAN KIEL From Der Nord Westen, 09 Apr. 1891: Death on 17 Mar. in Branch of Hermann Kiel of a stroke. He leaves a widow and 7 children of whom the youngest is 12. Burial was on 20 March.


LOUISE KIEL From Der Nord Westen, 20 June 1901: After a short illness 57-yr. old Mrs. Louise Kiel died Fri. in Branch. She leaves 2 daughters. The funeral was held Sun. ******** Mrs. Louise Kiel, after a brief illness, died at her home in Branch Friday, aged 57 years. Deceased is survived by two daughters. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Saturday, June 15, 1901, p. 7


MATHILDA KIEL Mrs. William Kiel, 74, (photo), lifelong resident or Reifs Mills, died Monday afternoon at the home following a short illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Saur Funeral Home, Kellnersville, the Rev. A. C. Fischer officiating, and burial will be in the Branch Cemetery. The former Mathilda Reif was born March 14, 1879, at Reif’s Mills and was married in 1897 to William Kiel. The couple settled on a farm nearby, which they operated until 13 years ago when they moved to another farm. The couple observed its 55th wedding anniversary Oct. 20, 1952. Survivors include the husband, three daughters, Mrs. George Herzog and Mrs. Melvin Fritsch of Manitowoc and Mrs. Paul D. Mangin of Maple Grove; two sons, William Jr., at home and Norman of Branch; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Cherney and Mrs. Oscor (sic) Lorenz of Manitowoc; a brother, Peter Reif of Chicago; 14 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of services. Manitowoc Herald Times, November 24, 1953 P. 19


OSCAR W. KIEL Oscar W. Kiel Sr., 83, of Rt. 1, Whitelaw died Monday at Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Reedsville Funeral Home. The Rev. William Schultz will officiate with burial in Branch Evergreen Cemetery, with military graveside rites by the VFW Kubale-O’Connell Post. Mr. Kiel was born Aug. 19, 1892, at Branch, son of the late Charles and Amanda Kiel. He was a veteran of World War I. He married Adelaide Landeau Dec. 1, 1925, at Waukegan, Ill. He was a member of the VFW Cato post. Mrs. Kiel preceded him in death in 1938. Survivors include three sons, (private), 12 grandchildren and 13 great grand- children. Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Friends may call at Reedsville Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday until the time of service. Herald Times Reporter, January 13, 1976 P. 18


WILHELM KIEL From Der Nord Westen, 01 July 1897: Death Fri. of Wilhelm Kiel who resided near Branch, and with his brother was one of the oldest settlers of our county. The deceased, who came from Lippe- Detmold, was buried Monday.


WILLIAM KIEL (d. 1961) William Kiel Sr., 86, of Rt. 1, Whitelaw, died Wednesday afternoon at home after a heart attack during a physical examination by a doctor. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Saur Funeral home, Kellnersville, the Rev. Dr. Henry Stammer of Melnik Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery at Branch. Mr. Kiel was born March 22, 1874, in the Town of Franklin, Manitowoc, County, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wilhelm Kiel. He married Mathilda Reif in 1897 and they lived in the Town of Franklin a few years before moving to the Town of Kossuth where they operated a farm until 1941. Mr. Kiel lived at Rt. 1, Whitelaw, the past five years. His wife preceded him in death Nov. 23, 1953. They celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary in Ocober, 1952. Also preceding him in death were two daughters, Mrs. Melvin Fritsch and Mrs. George Herzog, three brothers and three sisters. Survivors include two sons, William Jr., at home and Norman of Branch; a daughter, Mrs. Paul D. Mangin, of Maple Grove; 14 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday until the time of service. Manitowoc Herald Times, February 16, 1961 P. 21


WILLIAM KIEL JR (d. 1968) Funeral services for William (Bill) Kiel, 59, of Rt. 1, Whitelaw, who died Tuesday at Veterans Administration Hospital, Wood, Wis., will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Saur Funeral Home, Kellnersville. The Rev. Paul Plaufuss will officiate and burial will be in Branch Evergreen Cemetery. Mr. Kiel was born July 12, 1909, in the Town of Kossuth, Manitowoc County, son of the late William and Mathilda Reif Kiel. He was a veteran of World War II. He is survived by a brother, Norman, of Rt. 1, Cato. Three sisters preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times, August 22, 1968 P. 21


WILHELMINE KLEMME From Der Nord Westen, 27 Oct. 1904: Death Fri. in Manitowoc Rapids of Mrs. Minnie Klemme, wife of Christoph Klemme, following an illness of only one day. The deceased, who was born in Germany 11 Jan. 1838, had lived in Manitowoc Rapids for many years. She leaves her husband and 3 children. The funeral was held under the direction of Pastor Zenk in Branch.


CHARLES KROHN CHARLES KROHN, TOWN FRANKLIN PIONEER DIES Charles Krohn, town of Franklin pioneer, passed away at his home there Saturday afternoon, death terminating an illness of several months. Mr. Krohn suffered an attack of pleurisy in February and his heart became affected and for two months he had been confined to his bed. Funeral services will be Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 from the home and burial will be at Branch. Rev. Menke will officiate. Mr. Krohn was born in Germany and came here in youth with his parents. In 1883(?) he married Sophie Goethke, daughter of Henry Goethke of Liberty and the couple made their home on the farm at Franklin until three years ago when Mr. Krohn retired from the old homestead to a home three miles from his long (sic) residence. Besides his wife Mr. Krohn is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Joseph Shavlik, Franklin and a son Bert Krohn, of Marshfield. One brother, Henry Krohn, of Shawano also survives and there are twelve grandchildren also mourning his death. Manitowoc Herald News, September 30, 1929 P. 5


SOPHIA KROHN Mrs. Sophia Krohn, 87, widow of Charles Krohn, former town of Franklin farmer, died Wednesday night at the home of a son, Bert, in Spencer, Wis. Mrs. Krohn, the former Sophia Gaethke of the town of Liberty, had been making her home with the son at Spencer since being taken ill 19 months ago. Funeral services are to be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Evangelical Reformed Friendens church Reedsville, with the Rev. Ralph Kruge officiating. Burial will be in the Branch cemetery. Only immediate survivors are the son, 12 grandchildren and 12 great grand- children. The husband and two daughters preceded Mrs. Krohn in death. Friends may call at the Reedsville funeral home from noon Friday until 10 a.m. Saturday when the casket will be taken to the church to lie in state until the time of the afternoon services. Manitowoc Herald Times, January 11, 1951 P. 2


BARBORA KUKRAL Mrs. Frank Kukral, pioneer resident of Branch, died at her home there today, aged 74. She had been failing for some time. Decedent is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Anton Kaderabek, Route 5, Mrs. William Lemke, Milwaukee and Mrs. Herbert Van Elstein Kilb__en and two sons, Charles of this city and Louis of Denver. One sister, Mrs. A. Blazek of Nekoosa also survives. The funeral will be held at Branch Friday at 2 o’clock. Manitowoc Herald News, January 18, 1921 P.5


GOTTFRIED KUNZ From Der Nord Westen, 30 May 1878: Death of Gottfried Kunz, age 48, on Mon., 27 May, at his residence in Branch. He leaves a wife and five children. Despite the rain yesterday, Wed., a large number of people attended the funeral.


MARGARET LOVELY DIED. At the village of Branch to this county, on Sunday, December 25th, Mrs. Margaret Lovely, Aged 77 years. Mrs. Lovely was on of the early settlers of this county having settled here in 1948. She was a sister of Hiram McAllister of this city who left for the east two weeks ago, under the impression that his sister had recovered from her sickness. Mrs. Lovely was an estimable lady and raised a large family all of whom are prosperous and highly respected. Her husband died five years ago and now they are once more united in death. Manitowoc Pilot Thursday, December 29, 1881


ELLEN LYON Mrs. Lee F. Lyon, 41, nee Ellen M. Havlinek, of Manitowoc route 5, died last night at the Holy Family hospital. She had been ill since last spring. Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 8:30 from the Shimek and Schwartz funeral parlor. Burial will be at the Branch cemetery. Mrs. Lyon was born March 6, 1899 in Manitowoc. She was married to Lee Lyon on Dec. 29, 1922. The couple lived in Manitowoc until a short time ago, when they moved to route 5. Survivors include the husband, two daughters, (private), two sons, (private); her father, John Havlinek, Mishicot; two brothers, Frank and Henry Havlinek, both of Two Rivers; and five sisters, Mrs. George Vraney, Mrs. Joseph Sindky and Mrs. Albert Westphal, all of Manitowoc; Mrs. Rose Hodek of Two Rivers and Mrs. Calvin Barta of Two Creeks. The body will be at the funeral home from 7 p.m. today until the time of the services Monday. Manitowoc Herald Times, November 23, 1940 P. 4


LEE F. LYON Lee F. Lyon, 73, of P.O. Box 5, Branch, died unexpectedly Friday afternoon at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. 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. Leo J. Schmitt will officiate and burial will be in Branch Evergreen Cemetery. Mr. Lyon was born Jan. 12, 1901, at Carson City, Mich., son of the late Fred and Noma Rummer Lyon. He moved to Manitowoc in the 1920s. He married Ellen Halvinek (sic). She preceded him in death Nov. 22, 1941 (sic-d. 1940). He married Elsie Decker Nov. 29, 1942, at Holy Innocents Catholic Church, Manitowoc. He owned and operated the Lyon Construction Co. from 1937 to 1941. He then worked as a draftsman for Hamann Construction Co. and Kasper Construction Co. and later was employed at Brandt and Brandt Architects, retiring in 1973. He was a member of Holy Innocents Catholic Church, Men’s Garden Club of Manitowoc and Manitowoc Philatelic Stamp Club. He was a director of Branch River Fire Dept. and a former assessor of the Town of Manitowoc Rapids. Survivors include his wife, Elsie; four sons, (private); three daughters; two brothers, Velmer, of Melbourne, Fla., and Keith, of Munsing, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Alma Robertson, of Grand Blank, Mich.; 27 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A brother preceded him in death. Friends may call at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday, where a parish vigil service will be at 8 p.m. Herald Times Reporter, June 22, 1974 P. 12


FRANK E. MAGANITY F. Magannity, a young man in the employment of George Gibson, in the lumber woods, was killed one day last week, by being crushed between his sleigh and a log. His father went to bring his boy home not knowing that the injury was fatal. The funeral took place on Monday of this week. Manitowoc Pilot Thursday, February 2, 1882 ******* TEMPLE OF HONOR RESOULUTIONS. Whereas, It has pleased Almighty God to remove from us our Brother Frank Maganity. Therefore, be it Resolved, That in the death of Bro. Maganity our Temple loses a true and faithful brother. Resolved, That we deeply sympathize with the parents and family of our deceased brother. Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be spead upon the records of our Temple and a copy sent to the family of our deceased brother. E.G. Nash Pat Sullivan, Com. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, February 14, 1882 P. 1 ******* (Stone laying in bushes on the west side of the cemetery with piles of bases./2007 - stone is not there)


HARRIET MCALLISTER DIED. In this city on Sunday May 23rd, Mrs. H. McAllister, in the 61st year of her age. Deceased was one of the oldest residents of the county. She was interred at the cemetery at the Branch on Tuesday. Manitowoc Pilot Thursday, May 27, 1880


HIRAM MCALLISTER HIRAM McALLISTER DEAD. We learn with regret that death of Hiram McAllister one of the pioneer settlers and farmers of Manitowoc. He died in New York state on the 3rd inst. "Uncle Hi" was known to every one and was one of those solid substanial citizens who are an honor in the land in which they live. His farm was considered the model farm of our county. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, September 14, 1886 P.1 ******* ORDER FOR PROOF OF WILL. First publication October 14th 5886 (sic) STATE OF WISCONSIN, Manitowoc County. ss. Probate Office, Manitowoc, October 11th, A.D., 1886. In the matter of the Proof and Probate of the last Will and Testament of Hiram McAlister, deceased, late of the County of Manitowoc. Whereas an instrument in writing, purporting to be that last will and testament of Hiram McAllister, deceased, late of the County of Manitowoc, has been filed in this office; and whereas application has been made by Charles Luling and L.J. Nash, who are named in said Will as the Executors thereof, praying that the same be proven and admitted to Probate according to the laws of this State, and that Letters testamentary be issued thereon as provided by law; Therefore, it is ordered that said application be heard before me at the Probate Office in the City of Manitowoc, in said County, on Tuesday, the 9th day of November, A.D., 1886, at 10 o'clock A.M. And it is further ordered, that notice shall be given to all persons interested in said will, of the time and place of said hearing, by publication of a copy of this order in the Nord-Westen, a newspaper printed in said County, for three successive weeks, once each week, prior to the time of such hearing. By the Court, Carl H. Schmidt, County Judge. E.G. Nash, Attorney. Manitowoc Der Nord Westen, Thursday, October 14, 1886 P. 5


PHILIP MCALLISTER From the Manitowoc Herald, 31 Jul 1862: Phillip McCallister died son of Hiram McCallister


EDNA MEINERT From Der Nord Westen, 16 May 1907: Death in Branch on Monday evening last week of Edna Meinert, the 15-year old daughter of Charles Meinert, from diphtheria. The funeral was held next the morning. ******* Edna Meinert birth: 1906 America death: 7 May 1907 Manitowoc Rapids, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin residence: 1907 Manitowoc Rapids father: C.F. Meinert mother: Babbara Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968 (NOTE: Dates are off on both b. and d.) ******* (Note: The age probably should be 15 month old in the news article.)


ANNA MEISNEST DEATH OF MRS. MEISNEST COMES WITH NO WARNING Death came to Mrs. Frank Meisnest, well known resident of Branch, news of which shocked the community yesterday, without a moment of warning, Mrs. Meisnest being stricken by a fatal attack of heart disease while engaged in assisting her husband in the store. Physicians said that death had been instantaneous. Mrs. Meisnest was in apparent robust health and had not experienced any illness. She was engaged in placing price tags on goods when suddenly Mr. Meisnest, who was near, saw her fall to the floor. Rushing to her assistance he was unable to arouse her and found that she had expired. Physicians were summoned but to no avail. A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schaffer, of Branch, both of whom survive her, Mrs. Meisnest was born at Branch 44 years ago and was married to Mr. Meisnest twenty-one years ago, and had always made her home in that town. Besides her husband and parents, Mrs. Meisnest is survived by two children, Leila, a student at the university who is to graduate in June and Earl, who graduates from the eighth grade at Branch in June. Three brothers, Charles, this city, William and Benjamin at Branch and two sisters, Mrs. Reinhold Clusen and Mrs. Etzler also at Branch, survive. Funeral services will be held at Branch Friday afternooin charge of the Rev. Menke, of this city. Mrs. Meisnest was an active member of the ladies society of the church and was beloved by all who knew her and her death will be deeply _______. Manitowoc Herald News, May 17, 1922 P. 1


EMMA MEISNEST From Der Nord Westen, 12 Sept. 1889: Death of Emma Meisnest on Mon. morning, 09 Sept. She was the daughter of George Meisnest who resides near Branch in Town Manitowoc Rapids and was 20 yrs. 2 mos. and 15 days of age. She was buried yesterday morning in the cemetery in Branch Mills.


ELIZABETH MEISNEST Miss Elizabeth Meisnest, 94, formerly of 917 Jay St., Manitowoc, died where she resided two years. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Reformed United Church of Christ, Manitowoc, the Rev. Theodore P. Crusius officiating. Burial will be in Branch Evergreen Cemetery. Miss Meisnest was born Jan. 9, 1872, at Branch, daughter of the late George and Mary Krall Meisnest Sr. She attended district schools at Branch and then worked as a seamstress for many years. Later she moved to Manitowoc where she became a housekeeper until about 1940 when she began residing with her niece, Mrs. Rueben Spoentgen of Manitowoc. She was a member of First Reformed Church of Christ, an honorary member of the Ladies Aid Society and former member of Bethany Aid Society at Branch. Surviving are a nephew, Earl Meisnest, and a niece, Mrs. Rueben Spoentgen, of Manitowoc. Five brothers and four sisters preceded her in death. Friends may call at Jens Funeral Home, Manitowoc, after 3 p.m. Monday until 11 a.m. Tuesday and then at the church. Manitowoc Herald Times, January 17, 1966 P. 7


ETTA MEISNEST Mrs. Etta Meisnest, 69, widow of John Meisnest, died yesterday at the homestead farm in Manitowoc Rapids, near Branch. She had been ill six months. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. from the Pfeffer funeral home, the Rev. Paul Blaufuss officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen cemetery, Branch. Mrs. Meisnest, nee Etta Brunig, was born in Manitowoc Rapids in 1869 and in 1892 was married to John Meisnest. They located on a farm near Branch. Mr. Meisnest died in 1936. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. George W. Kiel, route 5, Manitowoc, Mrs. Fred Zoelk, Neenah, Mrs. Lester Welson, Appleton; two sons, Walter, Port Washington, Erwin, on the home farm; two brothers, William, Mishicot, Charles, Branch; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Grobe, Milwaukee, Mrs. Louise Reus, Chicago; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The body may be viewed at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, December 9, 1938 P. 11 ********* (Etta/Mrs. John Meisnest/nee Etta Brunig/d. 8 Dec. 1938 from record of St. John's United Ch. of Christ, Manitowoc)


FRANK MEISNEST Retired Teacher, Meisnest, Dies MANITOWOC—Frank W. Meisnest, 80, who retired in 1947 after more than 50 years in the teaching profession, died unexpectedly of a heart attack in his room at the Badger Hotel, 901 Chicago St., Monday afternoon. He had complained of chest pains while taking dinner Sunday at the home of his son and daughter in law, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Meisnest, of 425 North Fifth St. Monday afternoon his son visited his room and found his father seriously ill. He died soon after the arrival of a physician. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home. The Rev. A. C. Fischer will officiate and burial will be in the Branch Evergreen Cemetery. Native of Rapids He was born in the town of Manitowoc Rapids in 1874, son of the late George and Mary Meisnest. He received his education in the district schools of the county and at the age of 15 years started teaching in rural schools. Later he enrolled at the University of Wisconsin for three years and was graduated in 1900. After two years of teaching at Plymouth and three years in the old west side high school, he left the teaching profession to operate a geneal store at Branch. While at Branch, he served as postmaster, justice of the peace, district school clerk and secretary of the Manitowoc and Western Telephone Company. Taught at Lincoln In 1923 Meisnest disposed of the business and resumed teaching in city schools. He served as principal of the Jefferson and Roosevelt schools and later was a political science teacher at Lincoln High School until his retirement. In 1950 he became a member of the Half Century club at the University of Wisconsin. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Anna Steffen, in 1922 and by twin sons in 1906. Survivors are a son, Earl, of Manitowoc; daughter, Mrs. Reuben Spoentgen of Manitowoc; two brothers, Charles of Manitowoc and Fred of Seattle, Wash.; and a sister, Miss Elizabeth, of Manitowoc. Friends may call at the funeral home after Wednesday noon. Manitowoc Herald Times, March 30, 1954 P. 2


GEORGE MEISNEST GEO. MEISNEST DIES AT HIS HOME, BRANCH George Meisnest, resident of Manitowoc county for almost three quarters of a century, died at his home at Branch at 10 o’clock Sunday morning. Death was due to old age but Mr. Meisnest was conscious up to the last and the end came as a gentle sleep does to a tired person. The funeral will be held tomorrow, Tuesday afternoon from the home at 2 o’clock, the Rev. A. O. Menke officiating. Mr. Meisnest was born in Wittenberg Germany August 17, 1833 and would have been ninety-one at his next birthday. He came to America and located in this city in 1853 and two years later moved to Branch where he has resided since. In 1859 he was married to Mary Krall, the widow who still survives him and the couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1909 and in 1919 had a diamond celebration on the occasion of their sixtieth wedding anniversary at which the children, grand children and great grandchildren were present. Besides the widow, eight children, twenty grand children and seven great grand children survive. The children are: Mrs. Mary Fetzer of Louisville, Nebraska, Mrs. Louis Bloser, residing on a farm near this city, Lizzie Meisnest at home; John Meisnest, on the home farm, George, Frank and Charles of this city and Fred Meisnest of Seattle, Washington. Manitowoc Herald News, July 7, 1924 P. 2


JOHN MEISNEST JOHN MEISNEST IS VICTIM OF HEART ATTACK Former Member County Board Dies Friday Night; Funeral To Be Held Monday John Meisnest, 73, father-in-law of Chairman George Kiel of the county board, and former member of the board from Manitowoc Rapids, died Friday night at the farm home a mile west of Branch. The extreme heat this week so weekend (sic) Mr. Meisnest, who has not been in good health the past year that he succumbed to a heart attack early in the evening after being taken seriously ill after dinner Friday. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Pfeffer funeral home. Interment will be in the cemetery at Branch. Mr. Meisnest was born in Manitowoc Rapids and spent his entire life on the farm. Forty-four years ago he married Miss Etta Brunig of Branch. He served as a member of the town board in 1914 and 1915. The following year he was elected chairman and for seven years represented Manitowoc Rapids on the county board. He retired from the board in 1923. Survivors are his widow; two sons, Erwin, on the home farm, and Walter, Port Washington; three daughters, Mrs. George Kiel, Franklin, Mrs. Fred Zoelk and Mrs. Lester Welson, both of Neenah; three brothers, Frank, Charles and George Meisnest, all of this city; and two sisters, Mrs. Louis Bleser, Manitowoc Rapids, and Miss Lizzie Meisnest, city. The body is at the Pfeffer funeral home and may be viewed from Sunday noon until the hour of the services Monday. Manitowoc Herald Times, July 11, 1936 P. 2


MARY MEISNEST Mrs. G. Meisnest Passes Away Mrs. Meisnest Dies at Branch. Mrs. George Meisnest, mother of Prof. Charles Meisnest and Frank Meisnest, teachers in the city schools, passed away at her home at Branch Saturday night, death being due to infirmities of age and hastened by bronchitis from which she has suffered for some time. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the family home at Branch. A native of Bohemia, Mrs. Meisnest was born in 1838 and came to America and almost directly to Manitowoc county with her parents when twelve years of age. Since that time she had been a continuous resident here and was well known and much beloved by a large circle of friends. Besides her husband, Mrs. Meisnest is survived by eight of eleven children of the couple, Mrs. Mary Fetzer of Nebraska, Elizabeth at home, Mrs. Louis Bleser of this city, John who has made his home on the homestead, Fred of Seattle, George, Frank and Charles of this city. Mrs. Joseph Sladkey and Mrs. Joseph Knop of this city are two surviving sisters. Two grandchildren, George and Randolph Stoehr have mdae their home with their grandparents since infancy. Manitowoc Herald News, January 18, 1926 P. 2


BARBARA MEYER Mrs. Henry Meyer, 89, of Park Lawn Home, Manitowoc, died there Thursday morning. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at First Reformed United church of Christ, Manitowoc. The Rev. Theodore P. Crusius will officiate and burial will be in Branch Evergreen Cemetery. Mrs. Meyer, nee Barbara Foerster, was born June 24, 1876, at Milwaukee, daughter of the late Leonhard and Apolonia Theuringer Foerster. She was married to Mr. Meyer Dec. 21, 1904, and the couple farmed at Branch. She was a former member of Bethany Aid at Branch. Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. George Beck Sr., and Miss Augusta Foerster, of Manitowoc and nieces and nephews. Four sisters and two brothers preceded her in death. Friends may call at Jens Funeral Home, Manitowoc, after 3 p.m. Friday until 11 a.m. Saturday and then at the church. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, February 10, 1966 P.11


FREDERICK MEYER Frederick J. Meyer, 85, retired farmer and saw-mill operator, died last night at 9:15 at the home of his son, Henry W. Meyer, town of Rapids. He had been ill for two weeks. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 from the Wattawa, Urbanek and Schlei funeral home and at two o'clock from the First Reformed church. Burial will be made in the Branch cemetery. The body may be viewed at the funeral home from Saturday noon until the time of the services Sunday. Mr. Meyer was born in Hanover, Germany, January 1, 1852. He came to America with his parents, Wilhelm and Wilhelmine Meyer, when he was 15 years of age. The family came directly to Manitowoc and Mr. Meyer secured employment at Rapids in a sawmill. Later he worked in Brown County. In 1873 Mr. Meyer married Marie Breyer and the couple located on a farm in the town of Rapids. Mr. Meyer operated a sawmill in connection with the farm for some years. A son and daughter survive. They are Henry W. Meyer, on the home farm, and Mrs. George W. Lussow, Oak Park, Il. A sister, Mrs. George Schmitt, New Holstein, also survives. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, August 13, 1937 P.2 ******* MEYER, Frederick J.—Age 85, died at the home of his son, Henry W. Meyer. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Aug. 15, at 1:30 p.m. from the Wattawa, Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Rev. Gilbert Wernecke officiating. Burial will follow at the Branch cemetery. The body may be viewed at the funeral home from Saturday afternoon on. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, August 13, 1937


HENRY W. MEYER Henry W. Meyer, 79, of Rt. 5, Manitowoc, retired Manitowoc Rapids farmer, died Thursday afternoon at the Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Reformed Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. A.C. Fischer will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Branch. Meyer was born on the homestead farm where he spent his entire life in 1874, and in 1904 he married Miss Barbara Foerster. He retired from active farming 17 years ago. His wife is the only survivor. Friends may call at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, after 2 p.m. Saturday. The casket will be moved to the church Sunday noon. ******** MEYER—Henry W., 79, of Manitowoc, Route 5, died Thursday afternoon at the Holy Family Hospital. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the First Reformed Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. A.C. Fischer will officiate with burial in the Branch Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may call at the Pfeffer Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Saturday until 12 o’clock Sunday when the casket will be moved to the church to lie in state there until time of services. Manitowoc Herald Times (Two Rivers Reporter), Friday, October 16, 1953


MARY MEYER RESIDENT OF COUNTY FOR 67 YEARS IS DEAD Death late yesterday afternoon took the wife of another county pioneer, Mrs. Frederick Meyer, for 67 years a resident of Manitowoc county, practically all of which time was spent in the town of Manitowoc Rapids, passing away at her home in the town of Kossuth. She was 83 years of age and was born in Hanover, Germany, coming to the states and directly to Manitowoc county in 1862. Mrs. Meyer, nee Mary Breyer, was married to Frederick Meyer in 1873, the couple observing their 50th wedding anniversary six years ago. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Henry Meyer, on the home farm in the town of Manitowoc Rapids; one adopted daughter, Mrs. George Lussow of Oak Park, Illinois. Always a lover of the home and a devout member of the Reformed church of Branch, Mrs. Meyer was active in church circles and was for many years a member of the Ladies Aid Society. Funeral services will be held from the home in Kossuth at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon with services at the Reformed church at Branch later, Rev. Otto C. Menke of the Reformed church officiating. Interment will take place at the Branch cemetery. Manitowoc Herald News, Friday, September 27, 1929


THOMAS A. MEYER Thomas A Meyer, 50, of 3018 J-Mar Road, Cato (Branch), died Saturday evening, February 10, 1990, at Holy Family Medical Center, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and 10 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Manitowoc. Presiding the mass of Christian Burial will be Rev. James Stamborski, Msgr. Alfred A. Schneider and Rev. Ronald Reimer with burial to follow at Branch Evergreen Cemetery, Branch. Military graveside rites will be accorded by VFW Otto-Oas Post 659 of Manitowoc. Mr. Meyer was born October 22, 1939, at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, son of Theresa Wellner and the late Alphonse Meyer. He married the former Mary Lynn Kaiser on Septmeber 10, 1966, at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Manitowoc. He attended the St. Andrew Parochial School, Manitowoc and was a graduate of Manitowoc Lincoln High School Class of 19?? of which he was the class President. He was employed at Imperial Eastman for 29 years as a Senior Systems Analyst. Mr. Meyer was a member of Branch Firefighers and also coached the Branch Peanut Baseball League for nine years. He served in the United States Army in Germany for 1963 until 1965 with the Rank of SP-4 with Battery C of the First Battalian of the 81st Airborne Artiliary. Survivors include his wife, Lynn Meyer of Branch; two sons, Michael T. Meyer a premedical student attending The Univiersity of Wisconsin-Madison and Patrick D. Meyer of Branch; a daughter, Jenner Meyer of Branch; his mother, Theresa Meyer of Manitowoc; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Matthew (Mike) and Marge Meyer of Cleveland, Wisconsin, Ron and Jane Meyer of Manitowoc and Dave and Cindy Meyer of Manitowoc; a sister and brother-in-law, Kitty and Peter Rosland of Manitowoc; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends survive. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. this Monday. Prayer Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. led by Rev. James Stambroski. Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter