HOLY TRINITY KASSON CEMETERY OBITUARIES

Maple Grove Township, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin

EDWARD BETHKE Edward Bethke of Hollandtown died last Tuesday at the age of 71 years, survived by the widow and one son and two daughters, all at home. The cause of death was pneumonia. Decedent was born in Germany coming to America 50 years ago and settling on the farm that has been his home ever since. The funeral will take place tomorrow, services being conducted by Rev. Garthaus at the Kasson catholic cemetery. Interment will be in the Kasson Catholic Cemetery. Brillion News – Feb 5, 1915


PAULINE BETHKE (d. 1926) Mrs. Edward Bethke died at the home of her son, Andrew Bethke, last Tuesday. The decedent was born in Germany in 1848. She is the widow of Edward Bethke, who died in 1915. Surviving are one son, Andrew of Hollandtown and two daughters, Mary and Lena at home, one brother, Fred Martin, lives in Adams, Wis., and there are three sisters, Mrs. August Steinke, Baraboo, Mrs. August Brown of Marshfield and Mrs. Louis Koerth of Hollandtown. The funeral was held last Friday, services being conducted in the Kasson Catholic Church, Rev. Garthaus officiating. Interment was at Kasson. Brillion News – October 8, 1926


PETER BETHKE Peter Bethke Sr., died on December 4th at the home of his son, Peter in the town of Maple Grove. The deceased was born in Germany in 1849 and came to America with his parents in 1855 the family settling in the town of Maple Grove. He was united in marriage to Miss Katherine Pischel of Clark’s Mills who died in 1914. Surviving the deceased are four sons, William, Dan, Peter and Mike all of Maple Grove and two daughters, Miss Julia and Mrs. Josephine Spatchek of Maple Grove. The funeral was held from the Kasson Catholic Church last Monday, funeral services being conducted by Rev. A. Garthaus. Interment was in the Catholic cemetery. Brillion News – December 18, 1925


ADOLPH ECKER Adolph Ecker, 76, retired Brillion businessman and farmer, died early this morning at the family home at Brillion after having been ill for a year. Funeral services will be held Monday at 9 a.m. from the Luecker Funeral Home at Brillion and at 9:30 at St. Mary's Catholic church, with burial in the Catholic cemetery adjoining the Holy Trinity church at Kasson. Mr. Ecker was born January 2, 1866, in the town of Maple Grove. He married Margaret Feiber of Cato Falls on May 27, 1886. Six years ago the couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary by attending mass at the same church, St. Mary's at Brillion, where they were married in 1886. It is the church from which Mr. Ecker will be buried on Monday. After their marriage the couple located on a farm in the town of Maple Grove, and operated it until 14 years ago when they retired and moved to Brillion. Mr. Ecker operated a tavern business in Brillion, and at the time of his death was owner of the Brillion Auditorium and movie theater. Surviving him are his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Schuh of Brillion and Mrs. Louis Popp of Neenah; two sons, Joseph of Brillion and John of Hilbert; three half-brothers, John Steinfest of Brillion, Charles Steinfest of Antigo and Frank Steinfest of Gleason; three half- sisters, Mrs. Edward Clifford of Antigo, Mrs. Emma Gross and Mrs. Alvin Reed of Gleason; and 21 grandchildren. Mr. Ecker was a member of St. Mary's congregation of Brillion and of the Catholic Knights of the parish, and he was affiliated with the Holy Name society of Holy Trinity church at Kasson. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, March 20, 1942 P.2


FRANK P. ECKER HORSE’S KICK IS FATAL Brillion Lad has Skull Fractured and Dies in Short Time. Frank Ecker, a Brillion boy was killed by the kick of a horse. Ecker entered the stable to care for the animal and was kicked in the head, his skull being fractured by a blow from the animal’s hoof and death resulted in a few hours. The dead boy was a son of Adolph Ecker, a well known resident of the village, and was 18 years old. Manitowoc Daily Herald, May 21, 1910 P. 1


JOSEPH ECKER Joe Ecker, Sr., died last Tuesday at the age of 76 years. He was ill for a long time although the best of medical service was given him. One son, Adolph, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren and Mrs. John Kleiber, Sr., a half sister, survive. The funeral took place at Holy Trinity Catholic church. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Saturday, May 04, 1918, Page 5 ******** TWO MAPLE GROVE COUPLE, WEDDED FIFTY YEARS GO, HOLD JOINT CELEBRATION OF GOLDEN WEDDING TODAY Maple Grove was the scene of an unusual celebration today when two couples, married at the same time fifty years ago, neighbors for half a century on adjoining farms, observed a double celebration of the golden wedding anniversay, recalling the double wedding of 1865. The presence of one of the bridesmaids who attended the couple fifty years ago was an interest incident of today's celebration. Mr. Moser and Mrs. Ecker are brother and sister and both couples are among the best known pioneer residents of Manitowoc county. The weddings were celebrated at the Catholic church at Chilton January 13, 1865 and shortly after the two couples took up their homes on adjoining farms in Maple Grove where they have resided ever since. Mr. Moser is 74 and his wife 72 while Mr. Ecker is 74 and his wife 76. Mrs. Moser's maiden name was Theresa Neuwirth while that of Mrs. Ecker was Elizabeth Moser. All four of the celebrants are hale and hearty despite their ages and made the trip to the church in company today. Mrs. John Klieber, a sister of Mr. Ecker, who was bridesmaid at the wedding, accompanied the golden wedding party today. Rev. Father Gardhans officiated at mass said for the two couple at the Kasson church today, following which the celebrants returned to their homes where a two day celebration is planned, relatives, friends and neighbors being entertained at the Moser home today and at the Ecker home tomorrow. Mr. Moser is a veteran of the civil war, having served with Company G., Fourteenth Wisconsin. Both he and Mr. Ecker have been engaged in farming in the county for years and have amassed a comfortable competence for their reclining days. Congratulations were sent to the couples from many friends in this city. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Thursday, January 13, 1916 P.1


MARGARET ECKER Mrs. Adolph Ecker 85, (photo) of 323 Main St., Brillion, died Monday at the Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Luecker Funeral Home, Brillion, and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Brillion. The Rev. Raymond Schauer will officiate and burial will be in the Kasson Catholic Cemetery. She was born Margaret Felber in Cato in 1868 and in 1886 was married to Adolph Ecker. They located on a farm in Maple Grove and 24 years ago moved to Brillion. Her husband preceded her in death. She was a member of the St. Mary congregation, the Christian Mothers and the auxiliary of the American Legion in Brillion. Survivors are two sons, Joseph of Brillion and John of Green Bay; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Schuh of Brillion and Mrs. Sophia Popp of Neenah; 21 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday where the rosary will be recited Wednesday evening. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, August 11, 1953 P.15


ALBINA FRITSCH Mrs. Charles Fritsch, 64, of route 1, Brillion, died Tuesday at the St. Vincent’s hospital in Green Bay. She had been a patient at the hospital three weeks. Funeral services will be held Friday at 9 a.m. from the Luecker funeral home in Brillion and at 9:30 from the Trinity Catholic church at Kasson. Burial will be in the Kasson Catholic cemetery. Mrs. Fritsch, nee Alvina (sic) Traxler, was born in Austria in 1875 and came to this country with her parents. She was married in 1905 to Mr. Fritsch and they located on a farm near Kasson. The widower is the only survivor. The body may be viewed at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, March 13, 1940 P. 2


ANDREAS FRITSCH NOTICE TO CREDITORS. First Publication Sept. 30th 1886. IN PROBATE-MANITOWOC COUNTY COURT. In the Matter of the Estate of Andreas Fritsch, deceased. TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:-Leteers (sic) of Administration on said Estate of Andreas Fritsch, deceased, having been issued to Anton Fritsch on the 28th day of September, A.D., 1886, and six months from and after said day being allowed and limited for creditors to present their claims for examination and allowance, notice is hereby given that the undersigned will, on the last Tuesdays of November 1886, January and March 1887, at the Probate Office in the City of Manitowoc, in said County, receive, examine, and adjust all all (sic) claims, and demands of all persons against said deceased. Dated September 28th, 1886. Carl H. Schmidt, County Judge. Emil Baensch, Attorney. Manitowoc Der Nord Westen, Thursday, October 14, 1886 P. 5


ANTON C. FRITSCH Anton F. Fritsch, 80, of route 4, Manitowoc, retired farmer, died Monday night at the Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 o’clock at Holy Innocents Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. E. A. Radey will officiate and burial will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Kasson, Wis. Mr. Fritsch was born in Maple Grove in 1871 and 53 years ago married Miss May Heldger in Brillion. They located on a farm in Maple Grove and 12 years ago moved to Brillion. Last year they took up their residence on Menasha Avenue, northwest of Manitowoc. He was a member of the Holy Name Society. Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Isabel Peterson of Chippewa Falls, Wis., and Mrs. Verie Porter of Manitowoc; son, Arthur of West DePere; three brothers, Frank of Appleton, and Charles and Leonard of Brillion; sister, Mrs. Sophia Meyer of Appleton; 18 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after Wednesday noon, where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, March 25, 1952 P. 2


KATHERINE FRITSCH Mrs. Katherine Fritsch, 85, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Matt Meier, 410 W. Foster st. Thursday morning following a brief illness. She was born in Germany Nov. 29, 1846 (sic) and came to the United States when she was 11 years old. She resided at Woodville for three years but after her marriage to Carl Fritsch moved to Maple Grove where she lived until eight years ago. During the past eight years she had been a resident of Appleton. She was a member of the Christian Mothers society of Holy Trinity church of Kassen (sic). Survivors are four sons, Charles, Leonard, and Anton Fritsch of Brillion and Frank Fritsch of the town of Menasha; six daughters; Mrs. Peter Heidgen and Mrs. Mary Marx, and Mrs. Matt Meier of Appleton, Mrs. Florence Zewffry of Florian, Mrs. John Schiessel of Oshkosh and Mrs. William Rusch of Eagle River; one brother, John Zeininger of Menasha; one sister, Mrs. Jane Johnson of Appleton; 41 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and 12 great great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Sacred Heart church, Appleton, at 9 o’clock Monday morning, the Rev. F. Raussmann officiating. Interment will be in the Kasson cemetery. The body will be removed from the Laemmrich funeral home in Menasha to the residence of Matt Meier Friday afternoon. Appleton Post Crescent, April 14, 1932 P. 4


LEONARD FRITSCH Leonard A. Fritsch, 61, residing on a farm on the outskirts of Reedsville, died Thursday morning following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Reedsville Funeral Home and at 9 o’clock at the St. Mary Catholic Church, Brillion. The Rev. Raymond Schauer will officiate and burial will be in the Kasson Cemetery. Fritsch was born in Maple Grove in 1891 and in 1924 married Miss Rose Koeppel. They located on a Maple Grove farm. Survivors are his wife; two sons, (private); daughter, (private); brother, Charles of Brillion; sister, Mrs. Sophia Meier of Appleton; and two grand- children. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday. Manitowoc Herald Times, July 2, 1953 P. 15


ROSIE FRITSCH Mrs. Rose Fritsch, 68, a Manitowoc resident, died Wednesday at Manitowoc County Hospital. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. John Hephner will officiate and burial will be in Klasson (sic) Holy Trinity Cemetery, Brillion. Mrs. Frutsch (sic), nee Rose Koeppel, was born May 11, 1904, at Manitowoc, daughter of the late Anton and Francis Grall Koeppel. She was married to Leonard Fritsch in 1924 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. Her husband preceded her in death July 2, 1953. Survivors include two sons, (private); a brother, Frank, of Two Rivers; a sister, Mrs. Cecelia Kaderabek, of Rt. 2, Manitowoc; 19 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A daughter, Audrey Fritsch Krueger, preceded her in death in 1955. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday, where memorial services will be at 8 p.m. Herald Times Reporter, Wednesday, March 21, 1973 P. 23


BARBARA GEIGER FORMER NATIVE OF WHITELAW DIES AT APPLETON Burial of Mrs. Simeon(sic) Geiger, 76, former Whitelaw resident, who passed away last week at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Bruehl at Appleton, took place on Monday at Brillion and later from the Holy Trinity church at Kasson. Six nephews of the deceased acted as pall bearers. Mrs. Geiger was born in Germany in June, 1854 (sic). At the age of nine years she came to this country with her parents, who settled at Whitelaw. In 1873 she was united in marriage to Simeon Geiger, who preceded her in death nine years ago. She made her home on a farm in Calumet county until three years ago when she left for Appleton to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Henry Bruehl. Nine children survive, five sons, Andrew Geiger of Neenah, John of Chippewa Falls, Daniel, Robert and Peter Geiger of Brillion, and four daughters, Mrs. Henry Bruehl of Appleton, Mrs. Chas. Geise, of Brillion; Mrs. Tom Brantmeyer of Menasha, and Mrs. Richard Vogel of Newton. There are also 42 grand children, and four great-grandchildren. Manitowoc Herald News, Thursday, October 23, 1930 P.2


DANIEL P. GEIGER Route 2 Brillion Age 74, passed away at a Green Bay hospital after a short illness Saturday afternoon. He was born February 1, 1894 in the town of Brillion. He married Ida Vogel of Whitelaw on June 20, 1917. He operated the Geiger Homestead and the Tri-County Farms with his son until he retired in 1951. He was one of the original organizers of the Brillion Farmers Co-Op. He was a member of the Holy Name Society. The Geigers observed their Golden Wedding Anniversary June, 1967. Survivors include his wife, Ida; five daughters, Mrs. Edward (Hilaria) Dvorachek, Reedsville, Mrs. Joseph (Ida) Juckem, Chilton, Mrs. Michael (Deloros) Diny, Hollandtown, Mrs. Allen (Rita) Whittmann, and Mrs. Albert (Germaine) Brick, both of Brillion; three sons, Bernard, Daniel Jr., and Elmer, all of Brillion; a son Norbert preceded him in death in 1966; 50 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Richard Vogel, Manitowoc; one brother, Peter, Brillion; three sister and five brothers preceded him in death. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Weiting Funeral Home, Brillion and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Brillion with Rev. Leonard Woelfel officiating. A solemn High Mass will be held. Burial will be at Holy Trinity Cemetery, Kasson. Friends may call at the Weiting Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Tuesday and the rosary will be prayed at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Appleton Post Crescent, March 4, 1968 P. 30


DIANE GEIGER Diane Gerolyn Geiger, five-month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Geiger of Rt. 2, Brillion, died unexpectedly Sunday at home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Brillion. The Rev. Leonard Woelfel will officiate and burial will be in Casson Cemetery, Brillion (sic). Diane Geiger was born Aug. 19, 1968, at Green Bay, daughter of Raymond F. and Shirley Fischer Geiger. Besides her parents, she is survived by a sister, (private), and two brothers, (private); maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Fischer, of Brillion; and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Geiger, of Reedsville. Friends may call at the Wieting Funeral Home, Brillion, after 4 p.m. Tuesday until the time of services. Manitowoc Herald Times, January 27, 1969 P. 11


FRANCIS E. GEIGER Brillion Crossing Wreck Injures Driver Fatally Francis E. Geiger Killed When Car Runs Into Train BRILLION—Francis F. Geiger, 22, of Rt. 1 died early Thursday morning of injuries sustained Wednesday night when his car crashed into the side of a switch train at a grade crossing near the city limits. George _(underinked)_was en route to the city from the farm home to pick up his mother, Mrs. Mary F. Geiger, at her place of employment about 10:50? o’clock when his car smashed into a North Western Road line freight. (part of the article not transcribed) Geiger had been home since last fall after serving with the Armed Forces and was employed in the maintenance department of Brillion Iron Works Inc. His mother was widowed about 20 years ago when her husband Frank was killed in a gravel truck accident at a county trunk intersection just north of Brillion. Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. Monday at Wieting Funeral Home and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church with the Rev. Raymond Schauer officiating. Burial will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery at Kasson. Native of Maple Grove Geiger was born May 25, 1935, in the Town of Maple Grove, son of the late Frank and Mary Dvorachek Geiger. He spent his entire life in the Brillion area except the period between September, 1955, and September 1957 when he served in the U.S. Army. He was a graduate of St. Mary Grade School, and was graduated from Brillion High School in 1953. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of the church and the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin. Survivors include his mother, three brothers, (private); two sisters, (private); grandmother, Mrs. Francis Dvorachek of Rt. 2, Brillion, nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. and again at 8 p.m. Sunday. The Rosary will also be recited at the church at 7 p.m. Sunday. Manitowoc Herald Times, April 3, 1958 pp. 1, 19


GERALD FRANK GEIGER Infant Child Is Buried At Brillion Brillion—Gerald Geiger, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Geiger of Route 1, Brillion, died Monday at a Green Bay hospital. The child was 10 days old. Survivors are the parents, maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kapidlansky of Cato and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Geiger, of Brillion. Funeral services were held this morning at 9 o’clock at St. Mary’s Catholic church at Brillion with the Rev. Raymond Schauer officiating. Burial was made in the Catholic church cemetery at Kasson. Sheboygan Press, October 20, 1943 P. 6


FRANK GEIGER Auto Crash Fatal To Town Assessor Frank Geiger, 36, Maple Grove town assessor and prominent farmer, was fatally injured early Saturday evening when the car in which he was a passenger was sideswiped by another machine on a highway three miles northeast of the village of Brillion. Geiger, who sustained a fractured skull and a broken arm, died 10 hours later in a Green Bay hospital. Tossed Against Windshield The dead man was en route north with Herman Strobel, Brillion cheesemaker, on a hunting trip in the latter’s car when the accident happened. The Strobel machine, bound north on the former Highway 10 route, met a car driven by Theodore Kersten, Hollandtown. The machines, in endeavoring to pass each other, sideswiped and Geiger was thrown violently against the windshield. An ambulance summoned from Brillion conveyed Geiger to a Green Bay hospital. He died Sunday morning. Mr. Kersten, driver of the other machine, sustained several broken ribs and internal injuries. Strobel was only slightly hurt. Kersten and Strobel were taken to the office of a Forest Junction physician to have their injuries cared for. Both automobiles were badly wrecked although neither machine overturned. Funeral services for Mr. Geiger will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from the St. Mary’s Catholic church at Brillion. Interment will be in the Kasson cemetery. The deceased was born in the (Continued on page 9) AUTO CRASH FATAL TO TOWN ASSESSOR (Continued from Page 1) town of Maple Grove in 1899 and always resided there. For many years he has operated a farm three and a half miles northeast of Brillion. He was a member of the Holy Name society and the Catholic Knights. Mr. Geiger was serving his second term as assessor of the town of Maple Grove. He was married Oct. 19, 1926 to Mary Dvorachek, at Reedsville. Survivors are his widow; two daughters, Alice and Audrey; four sons, Harold, Norman, Raymond and Francis; five brothers, Henry, George, John, Edward, and Emery, Brillion; six sisters, Mrs. Clara Laurson, Menasha, Mrs. May Cummings, Chicago, Lena, Maple Grove, Mrs. Celia Pritzl and Mathilda, city, Mrs. Eleanor Rappel, Sheboygan; and a mother, Mrs. Mary Geiger, Brillion. Manitowoc Herald Times, December 2, 1935 pp. 1, 9


IDA GEIGER Mrs. Daniel Ida Geiger Sr., 74, of Rt. 2, Brillion, died Saturday at a Green Bay Hospital. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Wieting Funeral Home and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Brillion. The Rev. G. Dowling will officiate and burial will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Kasson. Mrs. Geiger, nee Ida Vogel, was born Sept. 12, 1896, at Whitelaw, daughter of the late John and Mary Spaeth Vogel. She was married to Daniel Geiger June 20, 1917, at Whitelaw. The couple farmed in the Brillion area until retirement in 1951. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in June of 1967. Her husband preceded her in death in 1968. Mrs. Geiger was a member of St. Mary Church and the Christian Mothers Society of the church. Survivors include three sons, Bernard, Daniel Jr., and Elmer of Brillion; five daughters, Mrs. Edward (Helaria) Dvorachek of Rt. 2, Reedsville, Mrs. Joseph (Ida) Juchem of Rt. 1, Chilton, Mrs. Michael (Dolores) Diny of Holandtown, Wis., and Mrs. Allen (Rita) Wittmann and Mrs. Albert (Germaine) Brick of Brillion; three brothers, Frank, Richard and Bernard of Manitowoc; a sister, Sister Robert, of Holy Family Convent, Manitowoc; 51 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A son, Norbert, preceded her in death in 1966 and six sisters, two brothers and two grandchildren also preceded. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday where a wake service will be at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, January 25, 1971 P. 7


JOHN GEIGER (d. 1923) John Geiger, a prominent resident of the town of Maple Grove, died at his home last week Thursday after a long illness. He was born in 1860 on the homestead farm which has been his home since. After the death of his parents he took over the farm which is one of the best in this section, the fruit of his long years of thrift and steady industry. A portion of the Kettle moraine traveres the land containing a rich vein of fine sand and gravel for which is great demand existed and Mr. Geiger came to be known as the “Gravel King.” In 1887 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Brill (sic) of Darboy who now survives him. He is also survived by six sons, George and Henry Geiger residing in the city, Edward, John and Emmerich at home and Frank of Manitowoc. There are six daughters, Mrs. Clara ??? of Plainfield, Il., Miss Lena of this city, Mary of Chicago and Elnore, Mathilda and Celia at home. Likewise, two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Hopfenberger of Appleton and Mrs. Ed. Schrage of Menasha. He was a member of the Kasson Branch of the Catholic Knights. The funeral was held on Monday services being conducted in the Catholic Church at Kasson by Rev. Garthaus. Interment in the Catholic Cemetery at Kasson. Brillion News – November 30, 1923


MARY GEIGER (d. 1938) Mrs. Mary Geiger, 71, of route 1, Brillion, died suddenly of a heart attack Saturday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Cummings, in Chicago. Mrs. Geiger, who had gone to Chicago last week with her daugheter, Lena, on a visit, was seated in a chair conversing when stricken. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from the St. Mary’s Catholic church, Brillion. There will be a solemn high mass. Interment will be in the Kasson Catholic cemetery. Mrs. Geiger, nee Mary Bruehle??, was born in Milwaukee in 1866 and when a girl her parents located at Darboy, Outagamie county. In 1887 she was married to John Geiger and they located on the homestead farm near Brillion. Mr. Geiger died in 1923. Mrs. Geiger was a member of the Christian Mothers of the Holy Trinity church, Kasson. Survivors are six daughters, Mrs. Richard Lornson, Menasha, Mrs. Fred Cummings, Chicago, Mrs. Oscar Rappe, Sheboygan, Mrs. Frank Pritzl, city, Mrs. William Fischer and Miss Lena Geiger, Brillion; five sons, George, Henry, Edward, John and Emory, all of Brillion; brother, Anton, Menasha; 24 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The body was brought to Brillion last night from Chicago and may be viewed at the Geiger home on route 1, Brillion. Manitowoc Herald Times, October 24, 1938 P. 2 ******* (Note: Birth year in obit doesn't match tombstone)


MONICA F. GEIGER Monica Anna Francis (Kopidlansky) Geiger, age 85, a resident of Brillion, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007, while visiting her brother in Florida. She was born on Nov. 28, 1921, daughter of the late Albert and Mary (Radey) Kopidlansky. She married Norbert B. Geiger on Aug. 12, 1942 at St. Patrick Church in Maple Grove. He preceded her in death on Aug. 6, 1966. She farmed in the town of Brillion until 1988. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Brillion, the Christian Mothers, the KP Homemakers, the Catholic Women's Club, and also served as president of the Carmelites. Monica loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, attending their many activities. She also enjoyed her many outings with numerous other relatives and friends. Many of her days were spent volunteering at her church. She liked gardening, farming, feeding the birds, playing cards, following her favorite sports teams, red wine, and sharing her kolaches. But most of all she loved the Lord. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) She was preceded in death by a son: Gerald; a daughter: Barbara Schmitz; a granddaughter: Hannah Geiger; a great-grandson: Kean O'Keefe; her mother-in-law and father-in-law: Daniel and Ida Geiger Sr.; three sisters: Ann (Ray) Chasensky; Mary (Elmer) Reindl; and Catherine Kopidlansky; three brothers: Frank (Marge) Kopidlansky, Albert (Mary) Kopidlansky and Edward (Patricia) Kopidlansky; also preceded are three sisters-in-law: Joan Kopidlansky; Ida Juckem; and Germaine Brick; a brother-in-law: Edward Dvorachek, as well as a godchild: William Brandl. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 19, 2007, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Brillion. The Rev. Mathew Simonar will officiate. Burial will be in the Kasson Cemetery. Friends may call at the Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion on Sunday, Feb. 18 from 3 to 8 p.m. and again at the church on Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass. Memorial funds have been established in Monica's name. Herald Times Reporter, Feb. 17, 2007


NORBERT B. GEIGER Norbert B. Geiger, 46, of R. 1. Brillion, father of 12, died suddenly at his home Saturday following a heart attack. He was born June 6, 1920, at Brillion, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Geiger Sr., and was married Aug. 12, 1942, to Monica Kopidlansky. They operated a farm north of Brillion. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Brillion, the Holy Name Society, was a Brillion township supervisor at the time of his death, a member of the National Farmers Organization and the Brillion school building committee. Surviving are his wife; five daughters, (private); seven sons, (private); his mother, Mrs. Daniel Geiger Sr., Brillion; five sisters, Mrs. Edward Dvorchek, Reedsville, Mrs. Joseph Juckem, Chilton, Mrs. Michael Diny, Hollandtown, and Mrs. Allen Wittman and Mrs. Albert Brick, both of Brillion; and three brothers, Bernard, Daniel Jr., and Elmer, all of Brillion. A son preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held at the Wieting Funeral Home, Brillion, at 10 a.m. Tuesday and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church with Msgr. Orville Griese, pastor, the celebrant of the requiem Mass. Burial will be in Kasson Cemetery, rural Brillion. Friends may call until the hour of services. The rosary will be at 8 o’clock tonight. Sheboygan Press, August 8, 1966 P. 14


SIMON GEIGER (d. 1921) Simon P. Geiger, an old and respected citizen of Maple Grove died at his home last Monday at the age of 74 years. Deceased was born in Germany and came to America with his parents in 1856, settling in Menasha. Three years later the family moved to the farmstead north of this city where Mr. Geiger has lived since and which is now owned by his son, Dan Geiger. The decedent is survived by the widow and five sons and four daughters. The sons are John of Cosco, Andrew, Peter, Dan and Robert of the town of Brillion, Mrs. Chas Giese of Maple Grove, Mrs. Vogel of Newton, Mrs. Henry Brill of Appleton and Mrs. Tim Brantmeyer of Galesburg. One brother, John of Maple Grove and two sisters, Mrs. Hopfensberger of Appleton and Mrs. Schrage of Menasha also survive. The funeral took place yesterday from the Kasson Catholic Church, Rev. Gerthans officiating. The funeral was attended by the Catholic Knights of which he was a member. Brillion News – April 15, 1921


SIMON P. GEIGER (d. 1898) Sim Geiger, Jr. died Wednesday morning after an illness of about a week. He took sick in church Monday of last week and became seriously ill the next day. He was sixteen years of age and had many friends here who extend their heartfelt sympathy in the bereaved parents. The funeral services were held today at the Kasson Catholic Church, Rev. Father C?? officiating. The Catholic Knight of Brillion attended the funeral in a body. Brillion News, Dec. 1, 1898


ROMAN H. GIESE CRASH VICTIM DIES SATURDAY Injuries Sustained in Auto Accident Fatal to Roman Giese Roman Giese, 19, Whitelaw, died late Saturday night at the Holy Family hospital of injuries suffered in an accident early Friday morning on Highway 10 near the west limits of Whitelaw. His car turned over in the ditch, after being in collision with a car diven by Arnold Vogel, 21, Branch. Giese died without regaining consciousness. He sustained a brain concussion, a broken leg and internal injuries. Funeral services for the young man, who was employed in his father’s tavern at Whitelaw, will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Kasson Catholic church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. County authorities announced there will probably be no inquest. Vogel, who brought Giese to the hospital here after the accident, reported to Sheriff Hiller that the accident happened when Giese’e car swerved into the path of his machine. Both cars were bound east into Whitelaw. Each driver was alone in his car. Roman Giese, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Giese, was born on a farm five miles northeast of Brillion in the town of Maple Grove. Survivors are the parents; a brother Earl, and two sisters, Cora and Lena, all at home. Manitowoc Herald Times, September 8, 1936 P. 3


EDWARD HOYER Edward Hoyer, 56, of Rt. 1, Reedsville, died unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon at the farm home in the Town of Maple Grove, following a heart attack. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Reedsville Funeral Home, with burial in the Kasson Cemetery. He was born in Maple Grove in 1898, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hoyer. He was always engaged in farming. Surviving are a son, Edward of Maple Grove; three brothers, Anton, John and David of Maple Grove; and a sister, Mrs. Edward Chupita of Brillion. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday, where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times, December 1, 1954 P. 14


JOSEPH P. HOYER Joseph Hoyer, son of Peter Hoyer, died at his home last Sunday at the age of a little over 18 years. The funeral was held yesterday from the Kasson Catholic Church, interment being in the Catholic Cemetery, Rev. Garthaus officiating. The cause of death was meningitis. The funeral was a very large one, the young man being widely known and popular. Much sympathy is expressed for the bereaved parents. Brillion News – November 17, 1912


MARGARETHA HOYER Mrs. Peter Hoyer of Maple Grove died last Friday at the age of 36 years. The funeral took place Monday, Rev. Garthaus officiating, interment being in the Kasson Catholic cemetery. Decedent was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Fritsch of Dorchester, and is survived by a sorrowing husband and seven children. Brillion News, September 11, 1908 ******** (Notes on Fritsch family from researcher/see contributors page.) Margaret. Margaret Hoyer was the daughter of Anton Fritsch and Anna Marquardt/Manotte/Marquartte/Marquois/Marque/Mome/Martward. Her last name had different spelling on every document I found. Anton is the brother of Charley Fritsch and the son of Andreas Fritsch.


PETER HOYER PETER HOYER DIES AT GROVE Maple Grove Man To Be Buried Saturday Morning Peter Hoyer, 73, a resident of Maple Grove since 1866, died Wednesday at the home of his sons, William and Anton, in that town. Funeral arrangements will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Kasson Catholic church with burial in the adjoining cemetery. The deceased was born in Milwaukee in 1861, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hoyer. He moved with his parents to Maple Grove when a boy. He was married there in 1890 to Margaret Fritsch. She preceded him in death 25 years ago. He located at Brillion after retiring from farm work and made his home there for 10 years. A short time ago he returned to Maple Grove to make his home with his unmarried sons. He is survived by five sons, William, Anton, John, Edward and David, all of Maple Grove; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Tennent of Chicago and Mrs. Margaret Chupita of Cooperstown, and three sisters, Mrs. Barbara Marsh and Mrs. Mary Warner of Chicago and Mrs. Anton Fritsch of Brillion. Manitowoc Herald Times, August 30, 1934 P. 2


ELISABETH KLEIBER (d. 1935) MRS. KLEIBER DEATH SUNDAY 83-Year-Old Woman Will Be Buried On Wednesday Mrs. John Kleiber Sr., 83, died Sunday night at the home of her son Paul, on a farm two miles from Brillion. She suffered a stroke a little over a week ago. The deceased, whose maiden name was Elizabeth Wurasheutz, was born in Austria in 1831 and when a child came to America with her parents. They located near Brillion. She was married to John Kleiber Sr., in 1870, and they located on a farm. Mr. Kleiber died 17 years ago. Since then the farm has been conducted by the sons and Mrs. Kleiber made her home with them. Survivors are four sons, John, Joseph, Michael and Paul, all of Brillion; 23 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the Catholic church at Kasson. Manitowoc Herald Times, January 28, 1935 P. 2


JOHN KLEIBER FORMER MEMBER OF COUNTY BOARD DIES, AGED 68 John Kleiber, Sr., Is Dead at His Home In Maple Grove John Kleiber, Sr., pioneer resident of Maple Grove and for twelve years a member of the county board form that town, died at his home Monday and funeral services were held today from Trinity church at Kasson. Mr. Kleiber was well known throughout the county and his election for twelve consecutive terms as member of the county board testified to his popularity in his home section. Deceased was born in Hungary in 1854 and came here with his parents at the age of four years, having resided here since. For years he was one of the prosperous and substantial farmers of his town. Besides a widow he is survived by four children, John at Maple Grove; Joseph of Reedsville; Michael of Brillion and Paul of Maple Grove. One sister, Mrs. Joseph W? also survives. Mr. Kleibert was a charter member of Reedsville court, Catholic Knights. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Wednesday, March 13, 1918, Page 1 ********* John Kleiber Sr., one of the oldest settlers here, died last Monday after being ill almost all winter. A wife and four sons, John, Joe, Mike and Paul survive. The funeral was held Wednesday at the Holy Trinity Catholic church at Kasson. Those from out of town who attended are as follows: Mr. and Mrs. Schwertzbauer, Mr. and Mrs. G. Blacher, Mrs. Bushy, Mrs. Kelly, John Sanover, Mrs. George Ecker Sr., Lawrence Siskey and brother of Menasha; Mr. and Mrs. Martin Brunnecker, John Ecker, George Ecker and Mrs. Doetchenger of Birnamwood; Mrs. Busse of Linhust; Mrs. Paul Hahn of Tigerton; Mrs. Frank Moser and and Rose Kleiber of Manitowoc; Elizabeth Kleiber of Collins and George Kleiber of Plymouth. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Friday, March 15, 1918, Page 8


WENDOLIN KLEIBER This was copied exactly as it was written by Mary Weins Kleiber including the many misspellings. Wendolin Kleiber immigrated from Burbach Hungary Germany in 1854, with his brother Andrew, son Michael and his wife Elizabeth (nee) Puser and their son John who was 4 years ol, they had two daughters born in America namely Maery who married John Geiger and Elizabeth who married Joseph Weins. On their way from New York to Menasha they were divided in several groups and Andrew Kleiber was lost from his group on the trip from New York. ----tried several times to losat(locate) him but never heard a word from him to this day. A year later they had landed in Menasha and established a home in Manitowoc county Maple Grove township and 3 miles east of Brillion named Spring Creek at the time Wendelin Kleiber died at the age of 81 years. He was the first man buried in the Kason Catholic cemetery there was no church there at the time it was all weeds later on they build a little meeting house where they would meet on Sundays for prayer. He was buried in a log casket, there caclostedt(closest) tradeing post was Menasha which was a 4 day trip by oxen, so they hollowed out a log and he was buried in it. John Kleiber grandson of Wendolin who married Elizabeth Wurashitz she immigrated kn the year 1856 with her parents at the age of six years on a sail nboat and where on the ocean 6 weeks. When they were on the ocean 2 weeks her one and one half year old brother John died but her mother wanted him buried on land so none of them reported his death but after a few days it was traced and they had to consent to an ocean burial, being packed in straw in a barrel the following day they noticed the straw floating on the ocean, this allmost caused the mothers death, she had been a widew with 2 sons George and Joe Ecker when she married Paul Wurashitz and they had six children and Elizabeth was the only child with the 2 sons of a former marrage she allso inherited small vineyard whuich had gone to rain but after a few years of laber it preved a success to Paul he had to build large tanks that used laddews to get the grapes in these tanks but his father got jealous of him and wished him no good so they decided to sell the vineyard and sailed for America. Paul Vurasitz was a talented story teller and zither player he lead the prayer meeting at the Kassen church untuil they were able to have a priest come once a month from the Reedsville parish. His stepson George Eahr married Amay Weins and Joe married Elizabeth Moser His daughter Elizabeth married John Kleiber and they had 5 sons John who married Frances Miller Frank " " Frances Pritzl Joseph " " Louisa Pritzl Michael " " Mary Weins Paul Kleiber Wendolin Died at age 81 infirmity Michael " " " 65 Pneumonia Wife Elizabeth Puser " " " 76 Apoplexy Paul Wurashitz Wife Elizabeth Delp " " " 80 Infirmity John Kleiber " " "67 Crossis Liver Elizabeth Wurashitz " " " 83 Paralitic Stroke Children of John Kleiber 5 sons John Died age 68 Cancer of eyesdness Frank " " 63 Heart failure Paul " " 77 Cancer stomach & liver Children of Michael 1 son 3 daughters Ralph died 10 days old 1915 Esther " 3 hours 191- Gertrude Joan Michael Kleiber died Feb 2, 1943 Mary Kleiber wife Daughter Gertrude Daughter Joan (sent in by researcher/see contributors page)


CECELIA DORSEY MANCOSKY/MANCOSKE Mrs. Jacob Mankoske (sic), 66, of Maple Grove died this morning at St. Vincent’s hospital in Green Bay. She was born Sept. 19, 1879, at Morrison, Brown county, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dorsey. Following their marriage, Oct. 31, 1905, the Mankoskes ettled on the present farm in Maple Grove. Mr. Mankoske survives with three sons, Clement of Brillion; Clifford of Cato, and John at home; two daughters, Mrs. Ervin Maertz of Reedsville, Lavern at home; four sisters, Sister Mary Senda of the Notre Dame convent, Elm Grove. Mrs. Michael Mullins and Mrs. John O’Hearn of Reedsville and Mrs. Ellen O’Brien of Milwaukee. Twelve grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Luecker funeral home, Brillion, and at 9:30 at the St. Mary’s church, Brillion, the Rev. Raymond Schauer officiating. Burial will be in the Holy Trinity cemetery, Kasson. Mrs. Mankoske was a member of the Christian Mother’s society of the St. Mary’s church. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, November 12, 1945 P. 2 ********* Death Record (Brown Co.) (sent in by researcher/see contributors page) Cecelia Dorsey Mancosky Age: 66 years 1 month 23 days Born: 9-19-1876 Morrison, Brown Co., WI Husband: Jacob Mancosky 66 years old Father: Michael Dorsey born Ireland Mother: Margaret Mansfield born Ireland Burial: Kasson, WI Death: 11-12-1945 Cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage Contributing causes: generalized arterio sclerosis (5 years), large umbilical hernia (20 years) Usual residence: Maple Grove, Manitowoc Co., WI


JACOB MANCOSKE Jacob Mancoske, 67, Maple Grove farmer, died yesterday at a Green Bay hospital following a lingering illness. He was born in Maple Grove in 1879 and in 1905 married Miss Cecelia Dorsey. They located on a farm in the town. Mrs. Mancoske died in 1945. Survivors are three sons, Clement on the home farm, Clifford of Cato and John of Maple Grove; two daughters, Mrs. Al Hein of Greenleaf and Mrs. Ervin Lucceta of Reedsville; two brothers, John of Cooperstown and George of DePere; four sisters, Mrs. Margaret Koehler of Suamico, Mrs. Margaret Gettner of Florida, Mrs. Matt Stedl of Wayside and Mrs. Joseph Grill of Birnamwood. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Luecker funeral home, Brillion, and at 10 o’clock at the St. Mary’s Catholic church, Brillion. Burial will be in the Kasson cemetery. The body may be viewed at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, January 14, 1947 P. 2


CATHERINE MANCOSKEY Mrs. John Mancosky (sic), aged 74 years 11 months and well known resident of this community, died Friday morning at 5 o’clock. She had been ill for five months. She is survived by eight children, the youngest being George, with whom she made her home. The funeral was held Tuesday morning at 9:30 at the St. John’s church at Morrison. Burial was held at Kasson. Manitowoc Herald News, October 24, 1929 P. 13


ANNA MANLICK Mrs. Anna Manlick, wife of Jos. Manlick Sr., died last Wednesday at the home of her son, Joseph in Maple Grove, at the age of 68 years. Decedent is survived by the husband and one son, Joseph, also three brothers, John Smith of Cato Falls, Joseph Smith of Antigo and George Smith of Auburndale. Two sisters, Mrs. Barbara Fritsch of Antigo and Mrs. Maggie Tuschel of Cato Falls, also survive. The funeral was held today, at Kasson. Rev. Garthaus conducted the funeral services. Brillion News – November 6, 1914


FRANCES MANLICK The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Manlick of Maple Grove died last Saturday. The funeral was held last Tuesday, from the Catholic Church at Kasson. Rev. Garthaus conducting the services. Brillion News – January 1, 1915


JOSEPH MANLICK JR. (d. 1940) Joseph Manlick, 61, who spent his entire life on the homestead farm in Maple Grove, died Saturday afternoon, following a stroke. He has been in poor health since November. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. from the Holy Trinity church at Kasson, Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Manlick was born on the homestead farm in Maple Grove in 1879 and in 1904 married Miss Mary W_ns. The widow survives with three daughters, Mrs. George Schuh and Mrs. Lawrence Miller of Brillion, Mrs. Elsie Kamko of Fremont, Wis.; son, Frank, of Maple Grove, and 12 grandchildren. The body may be viewed at the Manlick home. Manitowoc Herald Times, April 29, 1940 P. 2


CAROLINE MILLER Mrs. Caroline Miller, 75, of Lee Avenue, Brillion, died Sunday at Holy Family Hospital in Manitowoc after a brief illness. Born Nov. 23, 1888, in the Town of Brillion, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Anton Pritzl, and was married to Kossman Miller on Sept. 23, 1907, at Holy Trinity Church at Kasson. Her husband died in May, 1942. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brillion, Christian Mothers Society, and Catholic Knights. Survivors are eight daughters, Mrs. Edward (Ottilie) Schuh, Mrs. Alex (Marcella) Fischer, both of Reedsville, Mrs. Raymond (Caroline) Lang, Mrs. William (Josephine) Schuh, and Mrs. Simon (Gertrude) Sadowski, all of Manitowoc, Mrs. Robert (Marian) Hanagan of Portage, Mrs. Clayton (Catherine) Balten of Kaukauna, Sister Mary Kosmas (Laverne) of Green Bay; six sons, Lawrence, Norbert, Philip, and Carl, all of Brillion, Kosmas of Janesville, Vincent of Rockwood; 65 grandchildren, and 31 great-grand- children. Also surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Anton Baldeschwiler of Thorp, Mrs. John Kozurik of Reedsville, Mrs. Joseph Anhalt of Cato, Mrs. Amil Hafeman of Appleton, and two brothers, Theodore Pritzl of Cato, William of Brillion. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brillion. The Very Rev. Msgr. Orville Griese, pastor, will be celebrant of the requiem Mass and burial will be in the Kasson Cemetery. Friends may call at the Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion from 2 p.m. Tuesday until 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, at the church until the services. The rosary will be prayed 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Sheboygan Press, September 14, 1964 P. 8


JOSEPH MILLER (d. 1909) From Der Nord Westen, 30 Oct. 1909: (Saturday dateline) Death recently in Brillion of 38-year old Joseph A. Miller. Mr. Miller was born in Town Maple Grove in Manitowoc County and was raised there. For many years he worked as a teacher in our county and was one of the founders of the Manitowoc County Teachers’ Association. In 1904 he ran unsuccessfully on the Democratic Party ticket for the office of County Clerk. Later he was active in a Brillion business handling farm machinery. He was unmarried and is survived by his father and 3 brothers.


JOSEPH MILLER (d. 1928) JOSEPH MILLER DIES AT HOME IN BRILLION Former Maple Grove Chairman and Member of Assembly Passes Away Joseph Miller, a well known resident of Brillion passed away at his home there Tuesday after a lingering illness, death being due to the infirmities of old age. Mr. Miller was 81 years of age and was born in Christofsgrund, Austria, on March 6th, 1847. At the age of nine years he came to this country with his mother and sister and settled near Oconto where he worked for several years. Later he made his home with his sister, Mrs. Herwig in Maple Grove until he was united in marriage with Miss Ottilia Bauer of Oconto. The young couple continued to make their home on a farm in Maple Grove for many years. Mr. Miller was chairman of the town of Maple Grove, fifty-two years ago at the age of twenty-nine years. Later he became a member of the assembly and also served as clerk of School District No. 4 for a number of years. He was an active member of the Catholic Knights and Holy Name Societies and also held many offices in the church. Mr. Miller was a kind hearted man and was well liked by all who know him. He is survived by four children, two sons and two daughters, Mrs. John Kleiber, Jr., and Miss Theresa Miller, John and Kosmos Miller, all of Brillion and one sister, Mrs. Frances Herwig of Cudahy, who is 91 years of age. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 9:30 from the St. Mary’s Catholic church there, Rev. August Garthaus officiating. Interment will be at the Kasson cemetery. Manitowoc Herald News, Thursday, August 16, 1928 Page 2


KATHERINE MILLER Died – At the home of her parents in Kasson, on Tuesday the 9th inst., of consumption, Miss Katie Miller, aged 19 years; daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Miller, and sister of Michael Miller of this city. The funeral was held today, Friday, at the home in Kasson at 10 o’clock. The Catholic Knight of this city, and of Reedsville, attended in a body. Mr. Miller, father of the deceased, being President of the Reedsville branch of the Knights. Miss Miller had been very enthusiastic to become proficient in teaching. She had the loved and respect not only of her scholars, but of all who knew her and her loss is greatly felt by all. Brillion News, May. 12, 1899 ******* Katherine E. Miller birth: 31 August 1881 Maple Grove, Wisconsin death: 9 May 1899 Maple Grove, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Wis. residence: 1899 Maple Grove, Manitowoc Co., Wis. father: Joseph Miller mother: Otillia Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


KOSMOS MILLER Kosmos Miller Is Laid To Rest After Last Rites Brillion, Wis., Special. – Last rites for Kosmos Miller, aged 59, who passed away early Friday morning following a heart attack while he was working in his garden near this village, were conducted at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church here. Interment was in the Catholic cemetery north of the village. Deceased was born in 1882, at Maple Grove and in 1907 was married to Caroline Pritzl. He served as clerk of the Town of Maple Grove and was a member of the school board of that district for a number of years. He was a member of the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin and also the Holy Name Society. Fifteen children were born of this union of who 13 are still living. Survivors are the widow; six sons, Lawrence, Vincent, Phillip and Carl of Maple Grove, Norbert who is with the overseas forces of the U.S. Army, and Kosmos Jr., of Janesville; eight daughters, Sister Laverne of Holy Family convent, Silver Lake, near Manitowoc; Mrs. Alex Fischer, Route 1, Reedsville; Mrs. Ray Lang of Manitowoc; Mrs. Ed. Schuh of Maple Grove; Catherine, Marion, Gertrude and Josephine at home; one sister, Mrs. Francis Kleiber of Manitowoc, and on brother, John of Brillion. Sheboygan Press Tuesday, May 26, 1942 pg. 6


OTTILIA MILLER Ottilia Bauer Miller birth: 29 June 1847 Austria death: 21 October 1902 Maple Grove, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Kason, Wis. residence: 1902 Maple Grove father: Mike Bauer mother: Franziska spouse: Joseph Miller Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


SHELLIE MARIE MILLER Shellie Marie, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Miller, of Rt. 4, Manitowoc, was born and died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc. Private funeral services will be Friday at Mittnacht Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Orville Griese will officiate and burial will be in Kasson Cemetery. Surviving are the parents; six brothers, (private); three sisters, (private); maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Krizek, of Manitowoc; and a niece. Mrs. Vincent Miller is the former Agnes Krizek. Manitowoc Herald Times, February 25, 1965 P. 9


THERESA MILLER DEATH CLAIMS RETIRED NURSE Miss Theresa Miller, 58, Succumbs At Brillion Tuesday Miss Theresa Miller, 58, retired registered nurse, died suddenly Tuesday of a heart attack at her home in the village of Brillion. She lived alone. Miss Miller’s death occurred on the eve of a contemplated visit to the home of her sister, Mrs. John Kleiber in this city. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at Brillion. Miss Miller was born on a farm near Brillion, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Miller. Later she moved to Brillion with her parents. She was engaged in nursing for a number of years, but for some time she had lived a retired life. Survivors are two brothers, John and Kosmos, Brillion; and a sister, Mrs. John Kleiber of Manitowoc. Miss Miller was a member of the Catholic Knights at Brillion. Manitowoc Herald Times, March 10, 1937 P. 13


AGNES MOSER Agnes Moser, 24, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Moser of Maple Grove, died there and the funeral was held yesterday. Besides her parents, four brothers and four sisters survive. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Friday, November 26, 1915, Page 3


ELIZABETH MOSER (d. 1935) Services Held For Elizabeth Moser Funeral services were held at 9:30 Tuesday morning at the Kasson Catholic church for Miss Elizabeth Moser, 58. The Rev. Father Kraus had charge of the services, burial was in the Kasson Catholic cemetery. Miss Moser died Saturday after a lingering illness at the home of her brother, John, where she had been making her home since January. Prior to that time, she had been keeping house for Joseph Moser, another brother, near Neenah. The deceased was born in the town of Rantoul July 2, 1876. She is survived by three brothers, Paul and John of Brillion and Joseph of Neenah, two sisters, Miss Lena Moser of Brillion and Mrs. Carrie Rewalsky of Advance. Manitowoc Herald Times, May 21, 1935 P. 7


ELIZABETH MOSER (d. 1969) Mrs. Paul Moser, 85, former Reedsville resident, died Wednesday at Maple Crest Nursing Home, Whitelaw. Funeral services will be at 9:45 a.m. Saturday at Reedsville Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Reedsville. The Rev. Adolph Dolezel will officiate and burial will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Kasson. Mrs. Moser, nee Elizabeth Weins, was born March 26, 1884, in Town of Maple Grove, daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Kleiber Weins. She was married to Paul Moser June 29, 1903, and the couple farmed in Town in Maple Grove until retirement and then moved to Reedsville. Mr. Moser died July 6, 1965. And a sister also preceded her in death. Survivors include a brother, John, of Hilbert and nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. Friday where at 8 p.m. the Rosary will be recited. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, May 29, 1969 P. 13


GEORGE MOSER George Moser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Moser, died last Sunday at the age of 24 years. The funeral took place from the Catholic Church at Kasson Tuesday forenoon, Rev. Garthaus officiating. This is not only a sore bereavement to the family, but will sadden the hearts of a host of sincere friend. The young man was personally known to us as a fine type of country bred young man. Honest, industrious and modest, temperate in habit and generous to his friends. All who knew him extend their most heartfelt sympathy to his sorrowing parents, brothers and sisters. Brillion News, January 10, 1908


JOHN MOSER (d. 1939) John Moser, 56, lifelong resident of the county, died Sunday at the Holy Family hospital. He was brought to the hospital last week from his farm _(underinked)_ and submitted to an operation. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from the St. Mary’s Catholic church, Brillion. Interment will be in the Kasson Catholic cemetery. Mr. Moser was born in Maple Grove in 1883 and in 1907 married Minne Geiger. They located on a farm a short distance east of Brillion. Survivors are the widow; three daughters, Mrs. William Steinfest of Maple Grove, Mrs. Herbert Menz, city, Mrs. Wesley Campbell of Jackson, Mich.; and four grandchildren. Mr. Moser was a member of the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin who will attend the funeral in a body. The body is at the Luecker funeral home, Brillion, and will be moved to the Moser home Tuesday at 3 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, April 24, 1939 P. 18


JOHN MOSER (d. 1964) John Moser, 84, of St. Mary Home, Manitowoc, died Wednesday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Reedsville Funeral Home and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Brillion. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Orville Griese will officiate and burial will be in Kasson Cemetery. Mr. Moser was born in May, 1880, in the Town of Kasson, Calumet County, son of the late Paul and Mary Sturm Moser. He farmed in the Town of Kasson until he retired in 1960 and moved to St. Mary Home in Manitowoc. He never married. Surviving are two brothers, Paul, of Rosecrans and Joseph, of Appleton, and a sister, Miss Lena Moser, of Manitowoc. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home where the Rosary will be prayed at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, November 19, 1964 P. 11 ******* (28 May 1881/Nov 1964/SSDI)


MAGDELENA MOSER At an early hour last Friday morning Mrs. Magdelena Moser, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jos. Ecker Sr., at the ripe old age of 99 years and 5 months. Her death was due to old age. She lived to see a century of years, being born in 1812 and dying in 1912. She is survived by 6 children, 3 sons and 3 daughters. Those from further off who attended the funeral were; Mrs. Blahar and son George, Mr. and Mrs. Sturm and Mike Schreiber of Menasha, Mrs. and Mrs. Frank Moser Sr. of Manitowoc. The funeral was held Monday morning at the Kasson Catholic church, Rev. Garthaus performing the last sad rites. Her remains were laid to rest in the Kasson Catholic Cemetery. Brillion News – April 5, 1912


MARY MOSER AGED BRILLION WOMAN EXPIRES Mrs. Mary Moser, 76, Dies At Home of Her Son Mrs. Mary Moser, 76, died Tuesday at the home of her son, John Moser in Brillion. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. from the home and at 9:30 a.m. at the Kasson Catholic church. The maiden name of the deceased was Mary Sturm and she was born at Ellington in 1856. She was married to Paul Moser in 1873 at St. John and they made their home at Potter for four years later moving to Maple Grove on a farm now owned by her son John. Mr. Moser preceded her in death a number of years ago. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Carrie Rawlsky of Cecil, Miss Elizabeth Moser of Neenah, Miss Lena Moser, Brillion; three sons, John and Paul of Maple Grove, Joseph of Neenah, three brothers, Nick Sturm of Appleton, Jacob Sturm, Neenah; Joseph Sturm of Appleton; two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Johnson and Mrs. William O’Neil of Milwaukee. Manitowoc Herald Times, April 7, 1933 P. 12 ********* From co. death record, v.27 p.747 Mary Moser housewife b: 24 Sept. (says '33 but that is death year)at Allington, WI d: 4 Apr. 1933, age 76yr. 6mo. 10da. at Maple Grove twp. husband: Paul Moser father: John Sturm, b. Germany mother: Frances Pfeiffer, b. Germany informant: John Moser, res. Brillion cause of death: Mocordetes, contributory cause: Rheumatism


MICHAEL MOSER TWO MAPLE GROVE COUPLE, WEDDED FIFTY YEARS GO, HOLD JOINT CELEBRATION OF GOLDEN WEDDING TODAY Maple Grove was the scene of an unusual celebration today when two couples, married at the same time fifty years ago, neighbors for half a century on adjoining farms, observed a double celebration of the golden wedding anniversay, recalling the double wedding of 1865. The presence of one of the bridesmaids who attended the couple fifty years ago was an interest incident of today's celebration. Mr. Moser and Mrs. Ecker are brother and sister and both couples are among the best known pioneer residents of Manitowoc county. The weddings were celebrated at the Catholic church at Chilton January 13, 1865 and shortly after the two couples took up their homes on adjoining farms in Maple Grove where they have resided ever since. Mr. Moser is 74 and his wife 72 while Mrs. Ecker is 74 and his wife 76. Mrs. Moser's maiden name was Theresa Neuwirth while that of Mrs. Ecker was Elizabeth Moser. All four of the celebrants are hale and hearty despite their ages and made the trip to the church in company today. Mrs. John Klieber, a sister of Mr. Ecker, who was bridesmaid at the wedding, accompanied the golden wedding party today. Rev. Father Gardhans officiated at mass said for the two couples at the Kasson church today, following which the celebrants returned to their homes where a two day celebration is planned, relatives, friends and neighbors being entertained at the Moser home today and at the Ecker home tomorrow. Mr. Moser is a veteran of the civil war, having served with Company G., Fourteenth Wisconsin. Both he and Mr. Ecker have been engaged in farming in the county for years and have amassed a comfortable competence for their reclining days. Congratulations were sent to the couples from many friends in this city. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Thursday, January 13, 1916 P.1


PAUL MOSER (d. 1894) Paul Moser birth: 1811 Germany death: 24 October 1894 Maple Grove, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Manitowoc County, Wis. spouse: Lena Mosier Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


PAUL MOSER (d. 1926) Funeral services for Paul Moser, Sr., who died on August 16th were held at the Trinity Church at Kasson, with a solemn high mass performed by Rev. A. Garthaus assisted by two visiting priests. The deceased was born in Austria in 1846 and came to America in 1855. In 1878 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Sturm at St. John. The couple first lived at Potter for four years, then moved to the farm in Maple Grove which has been their home since. He is survived by the widow, and seven children, John and Lena at home, Joseph and Elizabeth of Appleton, Paul of Maple Grove, Mrs. Chas. Fritsch of Greenleaf and Mrs. Anton Rawisky of Appleton. There is also one brother, Michael of Maple Grove and two sisters, Mrs. Henry Barth of Idaho and Mrs. Mary Schreiber of Montana. Brillion News – August 27, 1926 ******* From co. death record, v.22 p.488 Paul Moser farmer b: 8 May 1846, Germany/age 80yr. 3mo. 8da. d: 16 Aug. 1926, Maple Grove twp. wife: Mary Moser (lived at Brillion at time of his death) father: Paul Moser, b. Germany mother: Magdeline Edler cause of death: carcinoma of rectum, metastatic growth in other organs. duration 3 months buried at Catholic cemetery, Maple Grove


PAUL MOSER JR (d. 1965) Paul Moser, 85, formerly of Reedsville, died Tuesday at Fairhills Convalescent Home, Rosecrans. Funeral services will be at 9:45 a.m. Friday at Reedsville Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Reedsville. The Rev. Norman Krutzik will officiate and burial will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Kasson. Mr. Moser was born July 15, 1879, in the Town of Maple Grove, son of the late Paul and Mary Strum Moser. He married Elizabeth Weins June 29, 1903, at Holy Trinity Church. He was a farmer in the Town of Maple Grove until 1956 when he retired and the couple moved to Reedsville. He was also a thresher for more than 50 years. He is survived by his wife of Fairhills Home, a brother, Joseph, of Appleton and a sister, Miss Lena Moser, of Manitowoc. A brother preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, July 7, 1965 P. 11


THERESA MOSER Brillion news section: Mrs. Michael Moser died Thursday evening at the age of eighty-three years. Mr. and Mrs. Moser for some time have been making their home with their son, John, on the homestead north-east of the city. She is survived by the sorrowing husband, son John and daughter, Mrs. Michael Weina, city. Funeral services were held today from Holy Trinity church, Kasson, at 9 o'clock Rev. A. Garthaus officiated. Manitowoc Herald News, Saturday, September 4, 1926 P.10


WILHELMINA MOSER Mrs. Minnie Moser, 67, of Brillion, passed away Wednesday morning at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Green Bay, following a lingering illness. Nee Geiger, she was born April 15, 1886, in Maple Grove, Wis., the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Geiger. On April 9, 1907, she was married to John Moser who preceded her in death in 1939. The couple operated a farm north of Brillion for many years. Six years ago she moved to Brillion to make her home. She was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Christian Mother’s society of the church. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. William Steinfest and Mrs. Herbert Menz, both of Brillion, and Mrs. Wesley Campbell of Dickonson, N.D.; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Harry Mickow of Milwaukee and Mrs. Frank Blechel of Oshkosh; one brother, Charles Geiger, of Manitowoc; and three half-brothers, Anton Traxler of Oregon, Joseph and Frank Traxler of Omro, Wis. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Luecker Funeral home, Brillion, and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. The Rev. Raymond Schauer will be celebrant of the requiem high mass and burial will be made in the Kasson cemetery. The body will lie in state from 7 p.m. this evening, and the rosary will be prayed at a vigil at 8 p.m. Friday. Sheboygan Press, September 3, 1953 P. 20


ALBERT NAGEL Albert Nagel, 72, retired Maple Grove Dairy farmer, died Thursday night at the Holy Family hospital, where he has made his home since February. Funeral services will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. from the St. Mary’s Catholic church at Brillion. Burial will be in the Holy Trinity cemetery at Kasson. Mr. Nagel was born on the homestead farm on route 2 Brillion, which he operated with his brother, John, in recent years. Following sale of the farm, the brothers came to this city. He was a member of the Catholic Knights with the Holy Name society. Survivors are the brother, John, of this city; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Bender of Brillion, Mrs. John Schuller of Menasha; 11 nephews and eight nephews (sic). The body may be viewed at the Luecker funeral home in Brillion Saturday and Sunday. Manitowoc Herald Times, November 13, 1942 P. 2


JOHN NAGEL Mr. John Nagel, 86, of Brillioon, died Friday at Morningside Nursing Home, Sheboygan. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. at Reedsville Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Brillion. Msgr. Orville Griese will officiate and burial will be in Kasson Cemetery. Mr. Nagel was born Nov. 23, 1878, at Brillion, son of the late Joseph and Anna Burich Nagel. He was a member of the St. Mary Holy Name Society. Survivors are nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rosary will be recited at 8 pm. Manitowoc Herald Times, November 20, 1965 P. 4 ******** (24 Nov 1878/Nov 1965/SSDI)


JOSEPH NAGEL Joseph Nagel, a well known pioneer of the town of Maple Grove died last Wednesday at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Green Bay of nephrities, at the age of 72 years. Decedent was born in Austria and came to America with his parents while quite a young man, and family taking up their abode on the present homestead. He is survived by two sons, John and Albert, and by four daughters, Mary Zipperer, Cato, Lizzie Bender, Brillion, Anna Renk, Maple Grove and Frances at home. The funeral took place this forenoon from the Kasson Catholic church, Rev. Garthaus conducting the services. Brillion News – October 19, 1917


ANTON PRITZL (d. 1927) DIES TODAY AT BRILLION Anton Pritzl, a pioneer resident of Brillion died at the family home here this morning at 10:30 after an illness of a number of years. No funeral arrangements had been made at 2 o’clock today. Mr. Pritzl was seventy-two years old and is survived by his widow and ten children. Mrs. Michael Becker, Mrs. Rose Kocorek, Mrs. Lena Miller, Mrs. Joseph Binsfeld, Mrs. Minnie Baldesweiler, and William Pritzl, all of Brillion; Theodor Pritzl of Cato, Mrs. Joseph Anhalt, Clarks Mills, Mrs. Mary Michey of Stanley and Sister Mary Lenre of St. Francis convent of St. Francis, Wis. Manitowoc Herald News, March 25, 1927 P. 9


CLARA A. PRITZL Clara, the 22 yr old daughter of Mrs. Frank Pritzl, died at the asylum for the insane at Oshkosh last Sunday. The unfortunate girl was weak minded and last summer was taken to the state institution in hopes that her normal faculties might be restored to her. The hope was a vain one. Her health rapidly failed and death came to her relief last Sunday. The body was brought here Monday and funeral took place from the Catholic church at Kasson on Wednesday, Rev. Garthaus officiating. Brillion News, March 17, 1911


FRANCES PRITZL Mrs. Frances Pritzl, died at her home in this city last Sunday, the cause of death being pneumonia. Decedent was born in Bavaria in 1853. At the age of four years her parents emigrated to America and settled in Whitelaw. She was married to Wolfgang Pritzl in 1869. Her husband died some years ago. Surviving her are eight sons, and four daughters. The sons are Wolfgang of West Holland, Joseph of Kasson, Frank, Charles and Adolph of city, Tony, Greenleaf, John with the military forces at Camp Grant and Alfred of Quebec, Canada. The daughters are Mrs. Fr. Kleiber and Mrs. John Ecker of this city, Mrs. Fr. Baumann of Branch. She was a devout member of St. Mary’s congregation and the funeral services were conducted at the church yesterday. Interment was in the Kasson cemetery, Rev. Garthaus officiating. Brillion News – February 28, 1919


FRANZ S. PRITZL Frank Pritzl(sic), and old and very respected resident of this section died on Wednesday after a prolonged illness, from which his friends had been hoping he would recover. Decedent was 59 years of age and is survived by the widow and nine children. The funeral will take place tomorrow from the Catholic Church at Kasson, Rev. Garthaus officiating. Mr. Pritzl was a man beloved of his neighbors, possessed of deep piety, and had many qualities to endear him and win the respect of his fellow men. The News extends its sympathy to the bereaved family. Brillion News, January 6, 1911


MARY PRITZL WIDOW VICTIM DEATH SUNDAY Mrs. Mary Pritzl Dies Of A Heart Attack Mrs. Mary Pritzl, 72, widow of the late Anton Pritzl, died Sunday afternoon of a heart attack at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Michael Becker, at Brillion. Since the death of her husband many years ago the deceased had been making her home with her children. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 9:30 from the St. Mary's Catholic church in Brillion of which the deceased was a member. Interment will be in the Catholic cemetery there. The deceased, whose maiden name was Mary Zipperer, was born in Germany in 1860. She was married at Whitelaw to Anton Pritzl and they resided on a farm there for a number of years and then moved to Brillion. Two sons, Theodore of Cato and William of Brillion and the following daughters survive: Mrs. Anton Mickie and Mrs. Anton Boldeschiviller, both of Thorp, Wis., Mrs. Wm. Becker, Mrs. Kosmos Miller, Mrs. Joseph Binsfeld, Mrs. John Kocourek, all of Brillion. Sister Marie Lenore, of St. Francis convent, and Mrs. John Anhalt of Cato. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, August 15, 1932 p.3 (The newspaper had the wrong cemetery. She is in this one.) ******** Mrs. Mary Pritzl Dies At Brillion Mrs. Mary Pritzl, 72, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Michael Becker, on Sunday afternoon of a heart attack. She was born in Germany on April 3, 1860. At the age of two years she came to this country with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Martin Zipperer and settled at Whitelaw. Later she made her home here at Brillion, and was married to Anton Pritzl who preceded her in death several years ago. She is survived by 2 sons, Theodore Pritzl of Cato, and William of Brillion, and eight daughters, Mrs. Anton Mickle, Mrs. Anton Boldeschweller of Thorpe, Mrs. Michael Becker, Mrs. Kosmos Miller, Mrs. John Kocourek, Mrs. Joseph Binsfeld, all of Brillion, Sister M. Lenora of the St. Frances Seminary at St. Frances, and Mrs. Joseph Anhaldt of Cato, 70 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. The deceased was a member of the St. Mary church and was a member of the Christian Mother Society. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 Wednesday morning at St. Mary church. The Rev. Fr. Krause of Brillion, the Rev. Fr. Alfred Pritzl of Mishicot and the Rev. Fr. Garthews of Kaukauna, will officiate. Interment will be in the Kasson Cemetery. Appleton Post Crescent, Tuesday, August 16, 1932 pg. 11 *********** (Note: Obit birth year is one year different than tombstone)


ANASTASIA RENK Mrs. Albert Renk, 52, former county resident, died Tuesday at St. Joseph’s hospital, Milwaukee. She recently submitted to an operation. Funeral services will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. from the Catholic church at Kasson, town of Maple Grove. Mrs. Renk, nee Anna Nagel, was born at Maple Grove in 1886. She was married to Albert Renk and they resided in this county until a few years ago when they moved to Milwaukee. Survivors are the widower; a daughter, Helen, Milwaukee; two sons, Aloysius and Roman, Milwaukee; two brothers, Albert and John, Maple Grove; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Bender, Brillion, Mrs. John Schuller, Menasha. Mrs. Renk was a member of the Christian Mothers of the Gesu church, Milwaukee. The body may be viewed at the Nagel homestead in Maple Grove Thursday evening. Manitowoc Herald Times, January 12, 1938 P. 2


GEORG SCHMIDT From Der Nord Westen, 04 Feb. 1892: (From the correspondent in Brillion, 02 Feb.) Death in Kasson, Town Maple Grove, of George Schmit, a 60 yr. old bachelor, of lung disease.


GEORGE SCHUH George W. Schuh, 76, of Rt. 2, Brillion, died unexpectedly Monday at Bellin Memorial Hospital, Green Bay. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Wieting Funeral Home and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Brillion. The Rev. Leonard Woelfel will officiate and burial will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Kasson, Wis. Mr. Schuh was born Oct. 15, 1894, in the Town of Maple Grove, Manitowoc County, son of the late Sebastian and Margaret Tienor Schuh. He married Lauretta Manlick June 7, 1927, at Kasson. He was engaged in farming all his life. Mr. Schuh was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society and a 54 year member of the Catholic Knights. Survivors include his wife; six sons, (private); five daughters, (private); two brothers, John of Brillion and Edward of Reedsville, and 33 grandchildren. A son, two sisters and three brothers preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday where a wake service will be at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, December 29, 1970 P. 5


JOHN SCHUH (d. 1973) John Schuh, 81, of 129 Park St., Brillion, a retired farmer, died Sunday evening at his home after a lingering illness. He was born March 22, 1892 in the Town of Maple Grove, Manitowoc County, son of the late Sebastian and Margaret Deinor Schuh. On Oct. 10, 1922 he married Margaret Brown. The couple farmed in the Brillion area until retiring in 1957 and moving to Brillion. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Brillion, its Holy Name Society and a half-century member of the Catholic Knights. Survivors are his widow; six daughters, five sons, 56 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and a brother, Edward of rural Reedsville. A son, John Jr., two sisters and three brothers preceded him in death. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Wieting Funeral Home, Brillion, and 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. The Rev. Raymond Dowling, pastor, will be celebrant of the funeral Mass. Burial will be in Kasson Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday until the time of services Wednesday. Wake service will be at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The Sheboygan Press, Monday, March 26, 1973 – P. 16 ******* (22 Mar 1892/Mar 1973/SSDI)


MARGARET SCHUH (d. 1980) Mrs. Margaret Schuh, 79, of 129 Park St., Brillion, died Wednesday, December 3, at Calumet Memorial Hospital, Chilton, following a long illness. Funeral services will be 10 a.m Saturday at Wieting Funeral Home and 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Brillion. The Rev. Donald Schneider will officiate and burial will be in Kasson Cemetery. Mrs. Schuh, nee Margaret Braun, was born Oct. 14, 1901, at Brillion, daughter of the late Peter and Theresa Zipperer Braun. She was married to John Schuh Oct. 10, 1922, and farmed with her husband in the Brillion area until 1962, when they moved to Brillion. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and Christian Mothers Society of the church. Mr. Schuh preceded her in death in 1973. Survivors include five sons, Elmer, Arnold and James of Brillion, Bernard of Combined Locks and Henry of Reedsville; six daughters, Mrs. Grace Kolbe and Mrs. Charles (Lucy) Meyer of Chilton, Mrs. Leo (Mary) Reinke and Mrs. John (Sylvia) Schaffer of Hilbert, Mrs. Vance (Margaret) Bastian of Forest Junction and Mrs. Poul (Theresa) Rasmussen of Brillion; a brother, Anthony Braun of Brillion; a sister, Mrs. Ervin Pick of Jefferson, Wis., 64 grandchildren and 25 great grand- children. Two sons, four brothers and a sister preceded her in death. Friends may call at Wieting Funeral Home after 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday until the time of service. The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday by Christian Mothers Society and a parish vigil service will be at 8:15 p.m. Herald Times Reporter, December 4, 1980 P.3 ******** (14 Oct 1901/Dec 1980/SSDI) (real baptismal name, Theresa)(bapt. name and death date sent in by family researcher-see contrib. page)


SEBASTIAN SCHUH (d. 1922) Sebastian Schuh, Jr. whose death we chronicled last week is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sebastian Schuh, and was born in the town of Maple Grove April 29, 1899. He was not married and has lived at home with his parents all his life, a loyal and industrious son. He is survived by his parents, four brothers, Joseph, John, George and Edward, all of Maple Grove and two sisters, Mrs. Leo Schumacher of Brillion and Miss Mary Schuh of Chicago. The funeral was held last Saturday services being conducted at Kasson Catholic Church, Rev. Garthaus officiating. The pall bearers were selected from the local Branch of Catholic Knights of which the deceased was a member. Interment was in the Catholic Cemetery at Kasson. Brillion News – December 8, 1922


SEBASTIAN SCHUH (d. 1926) Sylvester (sic) Schuh, a well known resident of the town of Maple Grove, died last Saturday at the age of 68 years. The deceased was born at Menasha in 1858. In 1882 he was united in marriage to Miss Margaret Denore (sic) at Rockland, the sorrowing widow who now survives. Surviving the decedent are four sons, Joseph, John, George and Edward Schuh, all of this community. Also two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Schumacher of Brillion, Mrs. Mary Demott of Waukegan. One brother, Joseph lives at Manitowoc, another, George lived at Whitelaw. There are two sisters, Mrs. Anna Schuck of Menasha and Mrs. Frances Zipperer of Whitelaw. He was a member of the Catholic Knights and of the Holy Name Society and for a number of years was school district clerk. The funeral took place yesterday, services being conducted in the Catholic church at Kasson, Rev. A. Garthaus officiating. Brillion News – December 10, 1926


WILHELM SCHUH William Schuh, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sebastian Schuh of Maple Grove, died last Tuesday, suffering a stroke of apoplexy. Besides the parents, the deceased is survived by five brothers, Joseph, John, George, Edward and Sebastian and by two sisters, Mrs. Schumacher and Mrs. Mary Domato of Milwaukee. He was a member of the Catholic congregation at Kasson. The funeral took place today from the Kasson Catholic Church, Rev. Garthaus conducting the funeral services. Brillion News – Feb. 1, 1918 ********* (Note: On the 1900 Maple Grove census: Sebastian Schuh age 52; Maggie age 47; children: Joseph age 25; Maggie age 23; Mary age 21; William age 19; John age 17; George age 1?; Eduard age 13; Sebastian age 11; Charles age 9. It appears the d. date on the stone is incorrect.


GERHARD SCHWANDNER SCHWANDNER – B. Schwandner, one of the oldest and best known residents of this section died last week Tuesday, at the advanced age of ninety years. Decedent is survived by one son, William. A sister also survives him. The funeral took place from the Catholic Church at Kasson, Friday, Rev. Sprangers officiating. Brillion News, December 7, 1906 ******* The following from the Manitowoc Civil War Roundtable: Born: August 20, 1816 1860 Federal Census: WI, Manitowoc County, Maple Grove: Bardel Schwandner, 45, Farm Laborer, RE 300, bBaden Magdalene Schwandner, 40, b Baden Chd: Bardel-19, Leobold-16, both b Baden Enlisted: August 11, 1862 as a Private from Menasha, WI (as SCHUVANDER, BERTHOLD) Wounded: Chaplin Hills Mustered Out: January 4, 1863 1870 Federal Census: WI, Manitowoc County, Maple Grove: Bernerd Swintenes, 50, Farmer, RE 2000, PE 422,b Baden Caroline Swintenes, 45 Housekeeping, b Baden Chd: William-23 b Baden 1880 Federal Census: WI, Manitowoc County, Maple Grove: Bernhart Schwantner, 63, Farmer, b Baden Carolina Schwantner, 65, Wife, Keeping House, b Baden 1885 Soldiers & Sailors of the Late War, Residing in Wisconsin, 1885: Berthold Schwantner, Pvt, I 26WI, Post Office Brillion Buried at Emanuel Evang. E.U.B.: Carolina, Gattin von B. Schwander, geb 29 Jan 1814, gest. 19 Marz 1894. Died: November 27, 1906 Buried: Holy Trinity Kasson Cemetery, Maple Grove, WI Gravesite: “SCHWANDNER: Gerhard, geb. 20 Aug. 1816, gest. 27 Nov. 1906” US War


JOSEPH WEINS Hold Funeral Services For Joseph Weins, 81 Funeral services for Joseph Weins, 81, who died at his farm home three miles northeast of Brillion, were held this morning at the Trinity Catholic church at Kasson, Wis. Interment was in the Kasson cemetery. Mr. Weins was born in Germany in 1855 and came here with his parents in 1862. He married Elizabeth Kleiber in Reedsville in 1878. She died 11 years ago. Survivors are a son, John; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Manlick and Mrs. Paul Moser, all of Brillion. Manitowoc Herald Times, June 24, 1936 P. 2