ST. CASIMIR CEMETERY OBITUARIES

ANTON BIALKOWSKI Anton Bialkowski, 82, died this morning at the family home on Newton route 1 after an illness of three weeks. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Casimir's Catholic church at Nordheim, with burial in the church cemetery. The body will be removed to the home from the Leschke Funeral Home, and will lie in state after 3 p.m. on Tuesday. Mr. Bialkowski was born on September 12, 1858, in Poland and moved to America 57 years ago. He married Susan Drabka 55 years ago, and Mrs. Bialkowski died three years ago. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. John Mostoski of Chicago, Mrs. Theodore Bialkowski of Two Rivers and Mrs. Matt Muchowski of Newton; two sons, Ignatz Bialkowski of Manitowoc and Joseph Bialkowski of Newton; 21 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Manitowoc Herald Times, February 17, 1941 P. 12

JOSEPH BIALKOWSKI Joseph Bialkowski, 63, of Rt. 3, Manitowoc, died Wednesday noon following a heart attack while at work as a gravedigger at Calvary Cemetery in Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Leschke-Bergner Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The Rev. Arthur Danks will officiate and burial will be in St. Casimir Catholic Cemetery, Northeim. He was born Sept. 12, 1895, at Newton, son of the late Anton and Susan Drobka Bialkowski. He never married. Survivors include a brother, Ignacz of Manitowoc; three sisters, Mrs. John Mostowski of Chicago, Mrs. Mary Bralkowski of Two Rivers and Mrs. Emily Muchowski of Newton; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. Thursday. Manitowoc Herald Times, May 28, 1959 P. 11


LAWRENCE BIALKOWSKI Worried By Domestic Troubles, Ends His Life By Hanging L. BIALOWSKI FOUND DEAD AT SISTER’S HOME Failure to Become Reconciled to Wife and Children Believed Responsible For Act Unable to make “a go of it” with his wife and children, and separated from them for nearly a year, Lawrence Bialkowki, 33, ended his life by hanging himself in the basement of the home of his sister, Mrs. George Waier, 1905 Emmett street, shortly after 4 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. The sister found the body. A clothes line was used by Bialkowski to end his life. He stood on a box standing 18 inches from the floor to throw the line over a rafter in the basement ceiling. This box he kicked out from under him to bring the rope taut. The body was cut down by Dr. A. M. Farrell who was summoned to the Waier home as soon as the body was discovered. No Inquest Dr. W. G. Kemper was called from Manitowoc but as it was a plain case of suicide, no inquest was ordered. It was reported that burial would probably take place from the Catholic church at Newton Saturday morning with interment there. Dr. Farrell announced that Bialkowski, who was 33 years of age, was dead when he was cut down. The deceased was born in the town of Newton but has been a resident of Two Rivers for the past fourteen years and has been employed at Plant No. 4 of the Goods company since locating here. He separated from his wife about a year ago and divorce proceedings have been pending it was reported. Mrs. Bialkowski makes her home at Manitowoc with her parents and has with her the three children, (private). Mr. Bialkowski was born in Newton, April 20, 1898, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Bialkowski, pioneer residents of that town. He lived on the farm up to 15 years ago when he married Lila Malkowski, of Manitowoc, and a year later moved to Two Rivers. Besides his wife and children and his parents, he is also survived by four sisters, Mrs. George Waier, and Mrs. Theodore Bialkowski, both of this city, Mrs. Jack Mostowski, Chicago and Mrs. Matt Muchowski, of Manitowoc, and two brothers, Joseph of Newton and Ignatz, of Manitowoc. Family Troubles Bother Him Friends of the dead man here reported that he has brooded continually about his domestic troubles and his failures to become reconciled again. It is thought that while in one of these spells he went down in the basement of his sister’s home Wednesday afternoon and decided to end his life. Bialkowski was a great fisherman and there were numerous snap shots among his personal effects showing him in fishing poses. Manitowoc Herald News, September 10, 1931 P. 19


SUZANNA BIALKOWSKI Bialkowski Rites To Be Saturday Funeral services for Mrs. Anton Bialkowski, 68, who died Tuesday evening at the farm home on route 1, Newton, will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. from the home and at 9:30 a.m., from the St. Casimir's Catholic church, Nordheim. (Photo) Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Bialkowski, the former Susan Drobka, is survived by the widower, two sons and four daughters. The body is at the farm home. Manitowoc Herald Times, December 16, 1937 P. 14


BENIGNA STEFANIAK BODOWSKI DEATH COMES TO YOUNG WIFE, ILL FOR YEAR Mrs. Benigna Brodowski, wife of Matthew Brodowski, died at the family home at Chicago at 2 o’clock Monday morning after an illness of more than a year. The body was brought to the home of her parents at Nordheim today and the funeral will be held Thursday morning with services at 9 o’clock at St. Casimir’s cemetery. Mrs. Brodowski was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Stefaniak of Nordheim and was born there December 16, 1897. She would have been twenty-eight at her next birthday. She was married to Matthew Brodowski at Nordheim in April eight years ago and the family took up its home at Chicago. She is survived by her husband, two sons and a daughter, her parents, four sisters,, Mrs. Henry Junk of Francis Creek, Anna of Milwaukee, Harriet and Alvina of Nordheim, and four brothers, John, Ladis, Stanley and Frank, all of Nordheim. Manitowoc Herald News, September 22, 1925 P. 1


FRANK BONIN DROPS DEAD OF HEART ATTACK Frank Bonin, Newton, Succumbs Suddenly This Morning Frank Bonin, 53, Newton, dropped dead of a heart attack at the farm home south of the city this morning as he sat down to breakfast after doing the morning chores. Bonin complained to his family of a pain in his chest before he collapsed. He died before the arrival of a physician. Funeral services will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. from the St. Casimir’s Catholic church, Nordheim. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Bonin was born at Newton in 1883 and spent his life on the farm. He married Katharine Fruzina 26 years ago. Widow Survives Survivors are his widow; two sons, Edwin and Ralph, Newton; four daughters, Mrs. Edward Kortas and Mrs. Leo Kornely, city, Florence and Evelyn, Newton; five brothers, John, Stanley and Anton, city, Peter, Platteville, Wis., Joseph, Athens, Wis.; three sisters, Mrs. John Piekarski, Mrs. Fred Winkelman, and Miss Anna Bonin, all of this city. The body is at the Leschke funeral home and will be removed to the Bonin home on Route 3, Manitowoc, Wednesday afternoon. Manitowoc Herald Times, September 8, 1936 P. 2


AGNES BONK From Der Nord Westen, 04 Mar. 1909: Mrs. John Bonk of Newton died Friday in Two Rivers where she was visiting her daughter there, Mrs. John Siewert. The deceased was 67-years of age and had lived in Manitowoc County many years. She is survived by 2 sons and 5 daughters. The body was taken to Nordheim and buried there.


ELEANOR BONK Elenora (Ella) Bonk(sic), 84, of Milwaukee, formerly of Northeim, died Thursday, April 24, at Villa Clement Nursing Home, West Allis. Funeral service will be 9:15 a.m. Monday at Parkside Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and 10 a.m. at St. Casimir Catholic Church, Northeim. The Rev. Charles Mocco will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Mrs. Bonk, nee Elenora Pekarske, was born Dec. 29, 1895, at Northeim, daughter of the late Joseph and Monica Leschke Pekarske. She was educated in the Town of Newton and was married to Thomas Bonk Sept 4, 1916, at St. Casimir Catholic Church. He preceded her in death Aug. 12, 1941. They had moved to Chilton in 1935 and after 1943 she made her home at Milwaukee, and was employed at Veterans Administration Hospital, Wood, Wis., retiring in 1967. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Chester and Margaret Bonk and a daughter and son-in-law, Evelyn and Robert Bruckner of Milwaukee, six grandchildren, 11 great grand- children and other relatives and friends. Two brothers and a sister preceded her in death. Friends may call at Parkside Fuenral Home 4 p.m. to 9 p.m Sunday, where a prayer service will be at 7:30 p.m. Herald Times Reporter, April 26, 1980 P.3


PAULINE BONK Miss Pauline Bonk Is Called To Rest Miss Pauline Bonk, 49, a native of Newton, died early Wednesday morning at the home of her brother, Thomas, in Nordheim, near Manitowoc. Miss Bonk was born in the town of Newton in 1883 and lived there until three months ago when she went to Nordheim to make her home with her brother. Survivors are two brothers, Thomas of Nordheim and Edward of Chilton and three sisters, Mrs. Glenn Whiting, Ind., Mrs. August Kauke and Miss Cecelia Bonk, both of Chicago. The remains are lying in state at the Thomas Bonk home until Saturday at 9:30 a.m., when funeral services will be held at St. Casimir’s Catholic Church. Sheboygan Press, January 19, 1933 P. 2


THOMAS BONK Thomas Bonk Of Chilton Passes Away At Home Chilton, Wis.—(Special) Thomas Bonk, 50, passed away at his home here this morning at 2:30 o’clock. Deceased was born April 19, 1891, in Newton, Manitowoc county, and came to this city five years ago to make his home. He was employed at the Calumet Brewing Co. He was a member of St. Joseph’s society and St. Mary’s Catholic church and was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Survivors are his wife; a son, Casper, and a daughter, Evelyn, of this city; a brother, Edward, also of this city and three sisters, Mrs. John Glenn of Whiting, Ind., Mrs. August Kauke and Mrs. Thomas Sinn of Chicago. The body will lie in state at the Pfeffer Funeral home here from this evening until Thursday morning when services will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic church. The Rev. Joseph Esdepsky will officiate and burial will be made in St. Casmirs cemetery at Newton, Manitowoc county. Sheboygan Press, August 12, 1941 P. 2 ******** (Note: Tombstone transcription has b. 1895)


XAVIER BONK NEWTON PIONEER DIES ON SAME DATE THAT WIFE WAS SUMMONED JUST TWENTY FOUR YRS. AGO A rather unusual coincidence in connection with the death yesterday of Xavier Bonk, a pioneer settler of the town of Newton, is that his death occurred on the same date as that on which his wife passed away 24 years ago. Mrs. Bonk died on March 2, 1893 early in the day and Mr. Bonk was called yesterday, March 2 at 10 in the morning. Mr. Bonk was born in Germany and came to Manitowoc county at the age of 19, and since that time had been a well known and prosperous farmer. He is survived by six children, Mrs. Glenn, Edward, Pauline, Helen and Thomas, of this county and Cecelia of Chicago. The funeral will be held at Newton Tuesday morning. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Saturday, March 03, 1917, Page 1 ********** Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Bonk of Chicago and Mrs. Ed Bonk of Chilton, arrived yesterday to attend the Bonk funeral which took place from the Catholic church at Northeim this morning. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Tuesday, March 06, 1917 | Page 3 ********* The funeral of the late Xavier Bonk was held from St. Casmir church at Northeim Tuesday morning. Besides others in attendance there were Mr. and Mrs. Glenn and family, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bonk, Miss Cecelia Bonk, Mrs. Hick, Mrs. Ladder, Mrs. Keylowski, Adolph Sitkiewiez and Stephen Atworowski of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bonk, Walter Schweda and Mr. and Mrs. Julius Schweda of Chilton; Mr. Samuel Bonk and family; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bonk of Manitowoc. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Friday, March 09, 1917, Page 4


ANDREW DARON Andrew Daron, 70, Newton route 1, died last night at his home following a six months illness. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. from the St. Casimir church, Newton. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Daron was born Nov. 30, 1866 in Newton. He was married to Gertrude Mella in 1892. His wife survives. Mr. Daron worked all his life on his farm in Newton. Survivors besides the widow include six daughters, Mrs. Frank Dempski, Mrs. Alex Betka, Mrs. Stanley Becker, and Mrs. Alois Mrozinski, all of Manitowoc; Mrs. Anton Gruber of Newton and Miss Ceclia Daron, at home; three sons, Frank of Newton; Mathew, at home; and Edward of Manitowoc; and 10 grandchildren. The body wil be taken to the home this afternoon from the Leschke funeral home. It will lie at the home until the time of the services Saturday. Manitowoc Herald Times, May 6, 1937 P. 8


DOROTHY DARON Funeral services for Dorothy A. Daron, age 70, a resident of Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, Manitowoc who died on Sunday evening, April 27, 2008, at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 1, 2008, at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. John Schuetze, with burial at St. Casimir Cemetery, Newton. The family will greet relatives and friends at the Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 2008. A prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. led by Deacon Paul Kieffer. Friends may also call Thursday morning at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand, Manitowoc, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at 10:30 a.m. Herald Times Reporter, April 30, 2008


FRANK DARON Frank Daron, 54, of 1609 Washington street, Manitowoc, died Sunday at the Holy Family hospital of pneumonia, following a four day illness. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Leschke funeral home, Manitowoc, and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Casimir Catholic church, Newton. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Daron was born in Newton in 1896 and had lived in Manitowoc recently. He was employed at the Manitowoc Shipbuilding company. He never married and served in the U.S. forces in World War I. Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Andrew Daron of Manitowoc; two brothers, Matthew of Manitowoc and Edward of Newton; six sisters, Mrs. Frank Dembski, Mrs. Alex Betka, Mrs. Alois Prozenski, Mrs. Stanley Becker, Mr. Anton Gruber and Miss Cecelia Daron, all of Manitowoc. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of services. Manitowoc Herald Times, February 19, 1951 P. 2


FRANZ DARON From Der Nord Westen, 05 Apr. 1894: Death Tues. morning in Town Newton of Franz Darum (sic), age 70 yrs. 4 mos. He came to Manitowoc in 1855 and leaves a widow and 5 children – 3 sons and 2 daughters. The funeral took place this morning at the Polish Cemetery in Nordheim. (Note: Tuesday was Apr. 4/this is the Polish cemetery in Nordheim)


HELEN DARON From Der Nord Westen, 21 Dec. 1905: Death in Town Newton Fri. of the 5-yr. old daughter of farmer A. Daron from diphtheria, with burial next day at the Polish Cemetery. (Note: Friday before Dec. 21, is Dec. 15 which is the day Helen Daron died/co. death index v.8 p.4/this is the Polish cemetery in Newton twp.)


MATHEW DARON Matt Daron, 61, of 504 Buffalo St., Manitowoc, died Friday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, where he was a patient nine days. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Claude Le Clair will officiate and burial will be in St. Casimir Cemetery, Northeim. Mr. Daron was born Nov. 28, 1906, in the Town of Newton, son of the late Andrew and Gertrude Mella Daron, and worked as a grinder for the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Inc., 30 years. He belonged to Boilermakers Local No. 443. Survivors include a brother, Edward, of Rt. 1, Newton; five sisters, Mrs. Frank Dembske of Rt. 3, Newton, Mrs. Alois Mrozinski, Miss Celia Daron, Mrs. Stanley Becker and Mrs. Evelyn Gruber of Manitowoc. A brother and five sisters preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday where at 8 p.m. the Rosary will be recited. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, September 14, 1968 P.6


DARLA, SUSAN, WILLIAM DEHNE Three Youngsters Die In Newton Trailer Fire Parents in Barn at Time of Blaze Walger Dehne, Jr., 25, Father, Injured Tyring to Rescue Trio From Flames Newton - A house trailer fire claimed the lives of three young children Saturday as their parents were doing chores in a barn at the southwestern edge of this Manitowoc County community. The victims were William John Dehne, 3, and his sisters, Darla Jean, 2, and Susan Marie, 1. Walter Dehne, Jr., 25, the father, and his 21 year old expectant wife were taken to Holy Family Hospital at Manitowoc for treatment. Mrs. Dehne was suffering from shock and Dehne had cuts on the face and arms suffered when he broke glass as he tried to enter the burning trailer. Dehne said he and his wife were at work in the barn about 9 a.m. when they saw smoke coming from the 8 by 32 foot trailer which was connected to a 16 by 20 foot addition. Chief Arne Stock of the Newton Volunteer Fire Dept., which was called to the scene, said the blaze spread so quickly that it may have been triggered by an explosion. The trailer and addition were equipped with both bottled gas and oil heat. Firemen found the badly burned bodies of the children in a collapsed bunk bed in the southwest corner of the trailer about 9:50 a.m. Door Locked Jerry Wetenkamp, one of the first firemen to arrive at the scene, said that there was heavy smoke pouring from the structure. The door was locked and he broke some glass windows in an effort to enter the trailer—but was driven back by intense heat and smoke. Mrs. Walter Dehne Sr., a widow who lived in the farm house about 25 feet east of the trailer, had planned to switch residences with the young family this summer. The young Dehnes had lived in the trailer for 3-1/2 years and built the addition about two years ago. The widow was resting in bed when the fire was discovered. Dr. Theodore Teitgen, county coroner, conducted an investigation at the scene along with Sheriff Reuben A. Huntington and Undersheriff Clarence Meihsner. County traffic police rushed Mr. and Mrs. Dehne to the hospital in a squad car and provided traffic control at the fire location. Funeral Services. William was the eldest of the three children, having been born June 7, 1960. Darla was born May 8, 1961, and Susan on May 12, 1962. Surviving besides the parents are the paternal grandmother, Ida Dehne of Newton; and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John O’Connell of Green Bay. A Mass of the Angels will be sung at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Casimir Catholic Church, Northeim, the Rev. Robert Berg officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Caskets of the children wil be closed. Friends may call at the Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc after 6 p.m. Monday to 9:15 a.m. Tuesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, March 7, 1964 P. 1 ********* There is an account of the funeral in this issue of the newspaper: Sheboygan Press, March 10, 1964 P. 2


MAUREEN DEHNE Two Daughters Survivors of Third Family Tragedy Tragedy has for the third time in eight years struck a former Manitowoc family, leaving two daughters as the lone survivors. The death Saturday of Mrs. Maureen Dehne, 30, of Green Bay, was tragic enough but it was tragedy that ended her life of tragedy. Mrs. Dehne was killed Saturday night in a two-car accident on U.S. 41 just north of Fond du Lac. Her death follows by almost nine years the death of three of her children in a Manitowoc County fire and by five years the death of her husband Walter. The three youngsters, William, 3; Darla Jean, 2; and Susan Marie, 1, were all found dead March 3, 1964, in a house trailer on the Dehne farm at rural Newton. According to records of the Newton Fire Dept., Mr. and Mrs. Dehne were in the barn doing chores when they discovered the fire about 9 a.m. The door to the trailer was locked and firefighters had to break windows to enter the trailer, according to the records. Tragedy struck again in 1967 when Mr. Dehne died. Now, for the third time, the Dehne family was struck by tragedy. According to reports, Mrs. Dehne and her two daughters (names omitted for privacy) were passengers in a car driven by her sister, (private). The northbound Boatman auto was struck by a car driven by (private) of Madison. Reports indicate the southbound Hailey vehicle went out of control, crossed the median strip, went into the northbound lane and struck the auto. The two Dehne children, (private) and three of her children are reported in stable condition at St. Agnes Hospital at Fond du Lac. (private) and a passenger in his car, (private), also of Madison, were treated and released. Herald Times Reporter, January 29, 1973 P. 1


WALTER C. DEHNE Walter C. Dehne, 28, of Newton, took his life at home Tuesday evening. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Salem Ebenezer Church, Newton, and burial will be in St. Casimir Cemetery, Northeim. Mr. Dehne was born Feb. 8, 1939, at Newton, son of the late Walter W. and Mrs. Ida Paul Dehne. He married Miss Maureen O’Connell at Northeim Oct. 31, 1959, and he was a farmer and a construction worker with the Hansen firm of Manitowoc. He entered the U.S. Navy March 14, 1956, and was discharged April 4, 1958, and was on the crew of the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid. Survivors are the wife, two daughters, at home (names omitted for privacy); mother of Newton; and eight sisters (names omitted for privacy). A son and two daughters preceded him in death. Friends may call at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc, after 3 p.m. Thursday until Friday noon and at the church until time of service. The casket will remain closed. Manitowoc Herald Times, May 24, 1967 P. 19 ******** Fire Deaths Of Tots in ’64 Blamed For Dad’s Suicide NEWTON (Special)—Despondency over the deaths of three small children in a tragic fire over three years ago was blamed today for the suicide of a 28- year-old Newton man. Walter C. Dehne, whose three tots burned to death in a house trailer fire at the edge of the village on March 7, 1964, shot himself with a rifle Tuesday evening only a few feet from the site of the fire. Dr. Theodore Teitgen, Manitowoc County coroner, said the body was found about 10 p.m. by Mrs. Dehne. It was found lying on the ground just outside the kitchen door, the 30.06 rifle still clutched in the victim’s hands. County authorities said Mr. Dehne apparently had fired a shot out of the house earlier while talking to his wife on the telephone. It was on a cold March morning, while Mr. and Mrs. Dehne were in the barn doing the chores, that fire broke out in a house trailer quickly snuffing out the lives of their three children — William John, 3; Darla Jean, 2, and Susan Marie, 1. Mrs. Dehne, then 21, was expecting another child and was taken to a Manitowoc hospital in shock. Mr. Dehne suffered cuts about his arms and face in a desperate attempt to enter the burning structure. Two daughters, (private), were born to the couple since the fire. Mrs. Dehne is the former Maureen O’Connell. Her parents, now of Green Bay, formerly lived at Haven. Mr. Dehne was born Feb. 8, 1939, at Newton, the son of the late Walter Dehne and Mrs. Ida Paul Dehne. He was married at Northeim Oct. 31, 1959. A veteran of two years service in the Navy, Mr. Dehne operated a farm and also worked for a construction company. Surviving, in addition to his wife and two daughters, are his mother, who lives in Manitowoc; eight sisters (names omitted for privacy). Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Salem Ebenezer Church here with burial in the family plot at St. Casimir Cemetery, Northeim. Friends may call at the Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc, from 3 p.m. Thursday to Friday noon and then at the church. Sheboygan Press, May 24, 1967 P. 2


JOSEPH DOMBROSKI From Der Nord Westen, 09 Jan. 1902: 82-yr. old Joseph Dombroski died New Year’s Day in the local St. Mary’s Hospital of old age debility. The body was taken to Northeim and buried there.


ANNA DONDLINGER Mrs. Nick Dondlinger, 83, of Rt. 3, Manitowoc, died Saturday at Manitowoc County Health Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Casimir Catholic Church, Northeim. The Rev. Anthony Bentley will officiate and burial will be in St. Casimir Catholic Church Cemetery. Mrs. Dondlinger, nee Anna Schoo, was born Feb. 2, 1892, at Suttrup, Germany, daughter of the late Albert and Catherine Barencamp. She immigrated to the United States in 1904 with her family. She was married to Nick Dondlinger, Oct. 19, 1915, at Iona, Minn. The couple moved to Manitowoc County in 1925. He preceded her in death Sept. 12, 1961. Mrs. Dondlinger was also a member of the Rosary Society of St. Casimir Catholic Church. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Florian (Mary) Mella, of Rt. 3, Manitowoc, Mrs. Alton (Kathryn) Knutson, of Valders, Mrs. Winham (Theresa) Taylor, of Aliquippa, Pa., and Mrs. James (Jean) Krantz, of Corapolis, Pa.; five sons, Frank and Norbert, of Manitowoc, John of Minneapolis, Minn., Hilary (Bill) of Fowler, Calif, and Leo, of Rt. 3, Manitowoc; two sisters, Mrs. Ed Kass and Mrs. J. Kline, of Minneapolis, Minn., 48 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Two brothers and four sisters preceded her in death. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday at Pfeffer Funeral Home where a wake memorial prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. by the Rosary Society and friends. Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc, March 8, 1975 P. 3


FRANCIS JAMES DONDLINGER Francis James, three-weeks-old son of Pfc. and Mrs. Francis Dondlinger of Newton, died Monday afternoon at the Holy Family hospital. The father is now in Germany with the armed services. Survivors are the parents and a sister, 3 (name omitted for privacy). Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Leschke funeral home and at 9:30 at the St. Casimir Catholic church, Newton. The body may be viewed at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, April 24, 1945 P. 2


NICHOLAS DONDLINGER Nick Dondlinger, 73, of Rt. 3, Manitowoc, died Tuesday morning at Holy Family Hospital after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:15 a.m. Friday at Leschke-Bergner Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. at St. Casimir Catholic Church, Northeim, the Rev. Adam Markunas officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Dondlinger was born July 1, 1888, in Luxemberg, Europe, son of the late John and Catherine Lauer Dondlinger, and was a farmer all his life. He married the former Anna Schoo Oct. 19, 1915, at Iona, Minn. They made their home on Rt. 3, Manitowoc. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Casimir Church. Mr. Dondlinger is survived by his wife; five sons, Francis, Norbert and Leo of Manitowoc, John of Minneapolis and Hilary of Arlington, Calif.; four daughters, Mrs. Florian Melia of Manitowoc, Mrs. Alton Knutson of Valders, Mrs. W. E. Taylor of Aliquippa, PA., and Mrs. James Krentz of Corapolis, Pa.; a sister of Luxemberg and 41 grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, September 12, 1961 P. 11


STANISLAUS DROBKA Manitowoc Daily Herald on May 24, 1904: "Aged Pioneer Gone. Stanislaus Drobka Was Well Known in Early Days of City" "Stanislaus Drobka, one of the early pioneers of the county and a long time resident of this city died Sunday at his home at Newton and was buried there, today. Decedent was nearly 80 years of age and in Manitowoc's early history was an employe in the service of Vilas and Barnes, later becoming a workman in the Barnes, Mendlik, and Mulholland establishment, where he remained during a period of nearly thirty years. Being of an industrious and thrifty nature he saved enough of his earnings to buy a piece of property in Newton and conduct a farm there for a considerable length of time. He was one of the leading men in the community where he resided. Henry Mulholland is in attendance at the funeral." ******** From Der Nord Westen, 26 May 1904: Death Sun. in Newton of 80 yr. old Stanislaus Drobka. The deceased had formerly lived in Manitowoc and served about 30 yrs. with the firms of Barnes, Mendlick & Molholland, and Vilas & Banes (sic), after which he bought a place in Town Newton several years ago where he operated a farm.


DOUGLAS FOGLE Douglas C. Fogle, age 87, of 6120 Sonnenberg Lane, Manitowoc, died peacefully Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, at his residence as was his wish. A memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Community. The Rev. David Beaudry will officiate. Burial of his cremated remains will take place at St. Casimir Cemetery. Douglas was born Jan. 15, 1918, in Fond du Lac, son of the late Clarence and Rose Denoir Fogle. Doug married the former Florence Leach in 1937. She preceded him in death Jan. 5, 1993. He then married the former Alice Love in 1993. She preceded him in death Dec. 25, 2003. Doug was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Community, a member of many local conservation orgatnizations, a member of Camp Sinawa and was very involved in the Big Brothers Big Sister Organization. Doug worked at the Soo Line Railroad for 19 years and worked for the Kohler Company for 26 years until his retirement in 1981. Doug was an avid poet and in 1997, at the age of 75 received his GED. Doug was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather. He will be dearly missed by all. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law; two daughters; 17 grandchildren (private); 28 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends also survive. Doug was preceded in death by one son: Larry Fogle; two daughters: Phyllis Halle and Susan Leatherdale; and two brothers: Ray and Russell. Relatives and friends may call at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Community on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of serivce at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Community Building Fund. The Jens Family Funeral Home & Crematory, Manitowoc, is assisting the Fogle family. A special thank you to all the people who took care of Douglas, especially his daughter, (private). Herald Times Reporter, Feb. 22, 2005


ANDREW FRUZYNA Andrew Fruzyna, 81, a resident of this city since a child, died at the homestead farm in the Town of Newton. Funeral services will be held Tuesday 10 a.m. from St. Casimir Catholic Church in the Town of Newton. Burial in the church cemetery. Deceased was born in Poland in 1853 and came to this country as a small boy. He was married to Miss Rose Glomski (1891) and conducted the farm until he retired several years ago. Survivors are his widow; four daughters, Mrs. Vincent Pulaski, Mrs. Frank Bonion, of Newton, Mrs. Peter Vandenbusch and Mrs. Antion Sepenski of Manitowoc; two sons, Frank and Joseph at home, a step brother Joseph Matyski, Athens, 21 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Manitowoc Herald Times Sept. 7, 1934


CECELYIA FRUZYNA Death Sun. of 85-yr. old Mrs. Thomas Frosina from a combination of illnesses, in the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Pirzczek in Newton. The deceased, who lived in Manitowoc County for the last 53 yrs., is survived by 5 daughters. The funeral was held Tues. morning in Northeim. Der Nord Westen, 23 July 1903 ******* Zizlia Fruzena birth: August 1818 Germany death: 19 July 1903 Newton, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Newton residence: 1903 Newton spouse: Thomas Fruzena Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


GERTRUDA FRUZYNA From Der Nord Westen, 26 Nov. 1896: A terrible accident occurred Fri. in Town Newton. Farmer Andreas Fracina(sic) was working in his barn that day cutting chaff when his 9-yr. old daughter Gertrude approached the machine. Her clothing caught in the gears and before the machine could be brought to a stop, she was already dead. The funeral of the poor child took place Sun. at the Catholic Cemetery in Newton. (Note: Friday was Nov. 20, 1896)


ROSE FRUZYNA Fruzyna, Mrs. Andrew—Age 63. Died Sunday after long illness. Born Rose Glomski in Newton 1873. Married Andrew Fruzyna 45 years ago and located in Newton. Mr. Fruzyna died 1934. Survived by two daughters, two step- daughters, two sons, sister and brother. Funeral Wednesday 9 a.m., St. Casimir’s Catholic church, Newton. Body at home. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, May 18, 1936 P. 11


JOHN GACA John Gaca, 89, a retired farmer who had resided for the past three years with his daughter, Mrs. Charles Post, at 1946 N. Tenth street, passed away this morning at St. Nicholas hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Gaca was born at Newton Aug. 29, 1866, the son of Ignatz and Anna Gaca, pioneer settlers. He was married to Susan Peaschek in 1893. He leaves two sons, Joseph, of Two Rivers, and Julius, of Manitowoc; three daughters, Mrs. Andrew (Catherine) Shedlosky, of Mishicot, Mrs. Charles (Regina) Post, of Sheboygan, and Miss Florence Gaca, of Oshkosh, 13 grand- children and 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Adam, of Milwaukee; and a sister, Mrs. Hattie Bonin of Manitowoc. Mrs. Gaca preceded her husband in death in 1928. A requiem high mass will be held at St. Casimir’s church at Nordheim, Manitowoc county, Tuesday morning and burial will be on the family lot in the church cemetery. Friends may call at Gerends Funeral home from 3 p.m. Sunday until the time of services. Sheboygan Press, December 11, 1948 P. 8 ******* From Sheboygan county death records: John Gaca (v.56 p.143) Widower of Susan Peaschek Aug. 29, 1866-Dec. 11, 1948 Son of Ignatz Gaca and Anna (both born Germany) Born Town of Newton Died from "paralytic ileus, 4 days -cancer of prostate, 2 1/2 years" Buried at St. Casmir's Cemetery, Town of Newton


SUSAN GACA Mrs. John Gaca Dies At Home In Newton Mrs. John Gaca, aged 53 years, passed away today at the family home in the town of Newton after a lingering illness. Burial will take place on Friday from the St. Casimer’s church at Newton, Rev. Sokol officiating. The maiden name of the deceased was Susan Pieschek. Besides the husband three daughters, Mrs. Charles Post, Newton, Mrs. A. Shedlosky of Mishicot and Miss Florence at home, two sons, Joseph of Two Rivers and Julius of Newton, Mrs. John Rysticken of this city and Mrs. Albert Geya of Two Rivers and three brothers John and Joseph Pieschek of Two Rivers and Paul of Newton survive. Manitowoc Herald News, Wednesday, June 27, 1928 Page 5


ERWIN A. GLOMSKI Erwin A. Glomski, 66, of 4924 Highway LS, died at St. Nicholas Hospital Sunday night after a long illness. He was born in Newton (Manitowoc County), March 11, 1908, a son of the late Anton Glomski and Mrs. Margaret Becker. He attended White Trail School at Newton and served for four years in the U.S. Army during World War II in the South Pacific. Mr. Glomski had worked at Valley Leasing Co., for 20 years until his retirement in 1970. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Margaret Becker of Sheboygan; two brothers, Harry, of Sheboygan and Jake of Sheboygan Falls; five step- brothers, Frank Becker of Sheboygan; Richard and Harold Becker, both of California; Eugene Becker of Kansas City, Mo., and Lyle Becker of Appleton; two sisters, Mrs. Eugene Biederwolf, of Sheboygan and Mrs. William Duebner, of Medford, and three stepsisters, Mrs. Les O’Hearn, of Florida; Mrs. Al Leonard, of Milwaukee, and Mrs. William Straitliff, of West Bend. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Dominic’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Cyril Volz, pastor, as celebrant of the funeral Mass. Family rites will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Casimir Cemetery at Nordheim. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Tuesday. There will be a Bible wake at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Sheboygan Press, September 30, 1974 P. 4 ******* Funeral services for Erwin A. Glomski, 66, of Rt. 1, Sheboygan, who died Sunday evening at St. Nicholas Hospital, Sheboygan, will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church, Sheboygan. The Rev. Cyril Volz will officiate and burial will be in St. Casimir Cemetery, Northeim. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4p.m. Tuesday, where a Bible wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Herald Times Reporter, September 30, 1974 P. 14


GORDON GLOMSKI No Inquest To Be Held About Newton Death Funeral For Victim of Crossing Crash On Saturday A conference of the Manitowoc county sheriff, district attorney and coroner with a claim agent representing the Chicago and North Western Railroad company resulted in a decision that an inquest in the death of Gordon Glomski, Newton youth, who was almost instantly killed when struck by a southbound train one mile north of Cleveland Tuesday evening would be unnecessary, it was learned this morning. The body had been ordered held at the John Leschke Undertaking parlors at Manitowoc pending the completion of arrangements for an inquest today. The body bore sufficient evidence of the manner in which the youth had met his death, it was decided, and no further information could possibly be obtained through an inquest. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday from the Cashmir(sic) Catholic Church, Newton, and burial will be made in the church cemetery. The Rev. Father Sokol will officiate. The body was taken to Manitowoc shortly after the fatal crash and was prepared for burial at the Leschke undertaking establishment. Mr. Glomski was born April 17, 1906, on a farm near Newton, and had resided there during his entire life. He attended the White Trail school and was well known throughout the community. Survivors include his mother, three brothers, Jacob, Harry and Erwin (sic), all at home, and two sisters. Miss Lucy at home and Mrs. William Duebner, residing on a farm a short distance from Newton, Manitowoc County. The Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, WI, Friday, July 27, 1928 ********* COLLISION FATAL TO COUNTY YOUTH CLEVELAND MAN RUN DOWN AND KILLED BY TRAIN Inquest To Be Held In Case of Fatal Accident to Gordon Glomski County Man BULLETIN After investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Gordon Glomski this afternoon, previous indications that an inquest would be held were reversed and county authorities decided that the death was accidental and needed no further investigation by county authorities. An inquest jury was to be selected early this afternoon to fix responsibility for the collision between a C. & N. W. train and a machine driven by Gordon Glomski, 22, Cleveland, in which the driver of the machine was instantly killed and terribly mangled when he was carried about a half mile from the scene of the accident. The tragedy occurred two miles north of Cleveland where a county road intersects the railroad line at about 6:30 o’clock last evening. Immediately after the train was brought to a halt Glomski was placed on board and the race for the Sheboygan hospital was started. The fatally injured man died, however, before the train reached the city. From there the remains were later taken to the Lescke mortuary here. No One Saw Accident Only meager details regarding the accident are available, no witnesses being found up until this noon though county authorities are actively probing. The accident occurred at a point where the road and tracks are obstructed and apparently neither train crew nor Glomski were given much opportunity to act before the crash came. According to relatives, Glomski had left the farm home earlier in the evening to drive to Cleveland to return to his home with his sister who was employed there. Train and truck were proceeding south shortly before the accident but after a sharp curve is met, the road swings across the railroad tracks. Truck Completely Wrecked The Ford truck which Glomski was driving was a complete wreck and Glomski was badly cut and mangled though no parts of his body were severed. The inquest jury was expected to meet sometime later today to view the body but no definite time has been set for the inquest as it will be necessary to have members of the train crew on hand to give their testimony. Was Unmarried Glomski, who was 22 years of age on April 17, was not married and made his home on the family farm near Cleveland. He was managing the farm and had made his home there practically all of his life. In addition to his mother, he is survived by three brothers, Jacob, Harry, and Ervin, all at home, and two sisters, Mrs. William Duebner, residing on a rural route out of Manitowoc and Lucy, at the family homestead. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock from St. Casimir’s church at Cleveland and interment will be at the church cemetery. Rev. Father Sukow will be in charge of the services. The Manitowoc-Herald News, Wed., July 25, 1928


JAMES V. HARTLAUB James Victor four months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clement Hartlaub of Newton, died Wednesday night at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 8 a.m. Friday at Leschke-Bergner Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 8:30 a.m. at St. Casimer Catholic Church, Northeim. The Rev. L.I. Lisowski(?) will officiate and burial will be in St. Casimir Cemetery. The infant was born Jan. 7. Surviving in addition to the parents are three brothers (private); maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kattner of Manitowoc and maternal great grandparents, Mrs. Martha Kattner of Manitowoc and (line illegible) Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 o'clock this Thursday afternoon. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, May 3, 1956


JOHN T. HARTMAN Funeral services for John T. Hartman, __, (photo), Rt. 3, Manitowoc, who was killed in an accident at the Radandt Sons gravel pit Friday morning, will be held at 9:15 a.m. Monday at the Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10 o’clock at St. Casimir Catholic Church, Northeim, with the Rev. Arthur Danks officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 659 of Manitowoc, will accord military rites at graveside. Mr. Hartman was crushed to death when ______________ (underinked) operating moved ahead suddenly and forced him against a conveyor. Mr. Hartman was born June 30, 1926, in the Town of Newton, son of the late Mr. John Hartman and Mrs. Anna Holschbach Hartman. He married the former Carol Scott Feb. 7, 1953, at Westover Air Force Base, Mass. Mr. and Mrs. Hartman returned to the area after his discharge from the Air Force Sept. 10, 1953. He entered the service Sept. 7, 1950, and served with the 1600th (sic) MotorVehicle Squadron in Greenland. He was a marshal in the Holy Name Society of St. Casimir. Survivors include his wife, two daughters, (private); his mother, Mrs. Anna Hartman and six brothers, Anthony, Clarence, Alois, Leo and Francis at Manitowoc and Norbert, who is in the armed services in France. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Sunday until the time of services. The Rosary will be recited by the Holy Name Society of St. Casimir at __ p.m. Sunday. Manitowoc Herald Times, November 9, 1957 P. 11


HAROLD HOLSCHBACH Harold E. Holschbach, 89, of 3223 Clover Road, Manitowoc, died early Thursday morning, November 8, 2012, at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, where he had been residing for the past year. He was born March 4, 1923, to Alois and Lillian (Ackerman) Holschbach in the town of Manitowoc. He married Grace L. (Korinek), October 12, 1948 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kellnersville. As a young man, Harold started farming at his family's farm on Silver Creek Road, Manitowoc. He and Grace then purchased and operated Holschbach's Cloveredge Farms on Clover Road in Manitowoc, which is now operated by his sons. Harold continued to work with them until July of 2011. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) He is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Holschbach, and one son, Mark Holschbach, his parents: four brothers and one sister-in-law, John Holschbach, Earl Holschbach, and Gerald and Sandy Holschbach; two infant brothers, Leonard and Arthur; three brothers-in-law, Thomas Walsh, Victor Meyer and LeRoy Wagner. Harold was an active member of St. Casimirs Catholic Church, Northeim, Wis, where he served on many church committees and was sexton for the church cemetery for 25 years. He was currently an active member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Community, of Newton. Farming was Harold's life's passion. Dad started with Registered Holsteins in 1950. He received the Progressive Breeders Award, one of the most distinguished awards for Holstein breeders, for 25 consecutive years. He had a cow and bull nominated for All American. Dad enjoyed hosting domestic and international farm tours. Harold and his family also hosted Breakfast on the Farm. He also helped mentor a number of LTC Herd Management students and other young adults on our family farm over the years. For 20 years Harold served the community as Newton Town Board Supervisor and also served with the Newton Lions. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Community, Newton, Wis., on Monday, November 12, 2012, with burial at the St. Casimirs Cemetery in Northeim, Wis. The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic community, Newton, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday, November 11, 2012, where a prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. The visitation will continue on Monday morning, November 12, 2012, at the church from 9 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.pfefferfuneralhome.com and the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. On the farm, our family worked on many projects together. We would joke with dad, "Where's the blue print, or will we draw one up when we are finished?" This is HIS blueprint. Dad's life was entwined in family, faith, farming and community service. Dad's biggest enjoyments came from a good meal with his family, good cows, a bountiful harvest and a community of good friends and neighbors. A special thank you to the caring, compassionate staff of Shady Lane who cared for him during his time there. Herald Times Reporter


MARK HOLSCHBACH Mark Holschbach, two day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Holschbach of route 3, Manitowoc, died Sunday at Holy Family hospital, Manitowoc. He was born there Friday. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday at the Pfeffer Funeral home, Manitowoc, and at 3:30 p.m. at St. Casimir Catholic church in Newton. The Rev. Edward Bujarski officiated with burial in the church cemetery. Survivors are the parents; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Alois Holschbach of route 3, Manitowoc, and Josephine Korinek of route 1, Cato. Manitowoc Herald Times, January 15, 1951 P. 2


ANTONIA KADOW Mrs. John Kadow, 73, (photo), wife of a retired Newton farmer, died at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Holy Family hospital. The former Antonia Murzyn, Mrs. Kadow was born in Poland on April 3, 1871, and had been a resident of Manitowoc county for the past 56 years. Fifty-three years ago on May 22, she was married to Mr. Kadow at St. Mary's Catholic church here, and immediately after the couple settled on a farm in Newton where they always resided. She leaves her husband, 11 children, 22 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The daughters are Mrs. Charles Jagodinsky, Miss Clara Kadow, Mrs. Ray Mertens, Mrs. Sophie Kowalski and Mrs. Albert Czekala, all of this city; Miss Frances Kadow and Mrs. Orlich Duveneck, both of Newton. Three sons, Marion, Albert and Siegried Kadow, of Manitowoc, and another son, Frank, of Newton. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at St. Casimir's Catholic church at Newton with the Rev. Anthony Betlej officiating. Burial will take place in the adjoining cemetery. The body will lie in state after noon on Sunday at the Leschke funeral parlors, where brief rites are set to be held a half hour earlier than the funeral mass. Mrs. Kadow was a member of the Holy Rosary society. The group will assemble at the funeral home at 7:30 o'clock Sunday evening to recite the rosary. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, January 12, 1946 P.2


CLARA KADOW Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and 10 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Manitowoc, the Rev. D. L. Krembs officiating. Burial will be in St. Casimir Church Cemetery, Northelm. Miss Kadow was born Oct. 30, 1898, at Newton, daughter of the late John and Antonia Muzzin Kadow. She never married and resided on the home farm at Newton until 1960 when she moved to Manitowoc. Survivors include six sisters, Mrs. Stella Jagodinsky, Miss Frances Kadow, Mrs. Raymond Mertens, Mrs. Lyle Borchardt and Mrs. Albert Czekala, of Manitowoc, and Mrs. Ulrich Duveneck of Clover; three brothers, Albert, Siegfried and Frank of Manitowoc; and nieces and nephews. A brother preceded her in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. by friends and members of the parish. Manitowoc Herald Times, August 24, 1965, p. 7


JOHN KADOW John Kadow, 90, of Rt. 1, Newton, died Sunday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Leschke-Bergner Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10 a.m. at St. Casimir Catholic Church, Northeim. The Rev. Leo Ott will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Kadow was born May 16, 1869, at Newton, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Kadow. On May 22, 1893, he married the former Antonia Murzyn at Manitowoc and the couple settled on a farm in Newton. Mrs. Kadow died in January, 1946. Mr. Kadow was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Casimir. Surviving are four sons, Marion, Albert and Siegfried of Manitowoc and Frank of Newton; seven daughters, Mrs. Charles Jagodinsky, Mrs. Ray Mertens, Mrs. Lyle Borchardt, Mrs. Albert Czekala and Miss Francis Kadow of Manitowoc, Miss Clara Kadow of Newton and Mrs. Ulrich Duveneck of Clover; 27 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home where the Rosary will be prayed at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, April 25, 1960 P. 7


MARY KADOW Mrs. Mary Kadow, pioneer resident of the town of Newton, is dead at her home here at the advanced age of 84 years. Mrs. Kadow was one of the oldest living residents of the county. She was born March 14, 1836 and had resided in the county for sixty years or more. Her husband is dead but several children survive. Manitowoc Herald Times, October 31, 1921 P. 9


MARYJANNA KADOW From Der Nord Westen, 08 July 1880: Death by drowning of the 14-year old, eldest son of Stephan Kadow on 02 July in Newton. The body was found Sat. morning and was buried Sat. afternoon. ******* A young lad named Cadow, aged fifteen fell off the pier at Mann's Landing in Newton, last Saturday while fishing and was drowned. Manitowoc Pilot Thursday, July 8, 1880


ANNA KANIA (d. 1932) MRS. A. KANIA DIES AT HOME Funeral Services Will Be Held Tuesday Morning Mrs. Anna Kania, a resident of this county since 1892, died Saturday evening at the home of her son, Frank, Newton Route 1, where she has been making her home. She was 87 years of age, having been born in Germany in 1844. Her maiden name was Anna Leszcz. She was married there to John Kania, and they came to America in 1892, settling at Nordheim. Mr. Kania passed away 13 years ago. Two daughters, Mrs. Angline Siuda, city, and Mrs. Natalie Brajcki, Chicago; two sons, Frank of Newton and Theodore of Clover, and a sister, Mrs. Antonette Sievert, survive. There are fifteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. The deceased was a member of the Holy Rosary society of the St. Casimir’s church at Nordheim. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 8 o’clock from that church. The remains were removed to the home of the son, Frank, in Newton yesterday from the Leschke funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, June 6, 1932 P. 2


JEANETTE KANIA Mrs. Harry Kania, 34, of Rt. 1, Newton, died Thursday at the Holy Family Hospital in Manitowoc after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at the Leschke Funeral Home in Manitowoc and at 9:30 a.m. at the St. Casimir Catholic Church, Northeim. The Rev. L. L. Lisowski will offer the requiem mass, and burial will be made in the church cemetery. Mrs. Kania, the former Jeanette Pokorski, was born Oct. 12, 1919, in Manitowoc and was married on Feb. 28, 1938, to Mr. Kania. Survivors are her husband, three daughters, and a son (Survivors omitted for privacy.) at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pokorski of Newton; two brothers, Walter of Green Bay and Sylvester of Manitowoc; and a sister, Mrs. Ray Hein of Newton. Friends may call at the Leschke funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday where the rosary will be recited by the Holy Rosary Society at 8 p.m. Sunday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, June 19, 1953 P. 21


MARGARET E. KANIA Mrs. Harry (Margaret) Kania, 68, of 2411 S. 10th Street, Manitowoc, died Friday, March 16, 1990, at her residence. Funeral services will be 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home and 11 a.m. at St. Casimir Catholic Church, Northeim. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Charles W. Mocco with burial at St. Casimir Cemetery, Northeim. She was born April 10, 1921, at Hollandtown, Wisconsin, daughter of the late Raymond and Norma Reuther Cox. Mrs. Kania had been employed for several years at Manitowoc Health Care Center. She married Earl Oestreich in 1938 in Manitowoc. He preceded her in death in 1967. She later married Harry L. Kania in 1969 at Waukegan, Illinois. She was a member of St. Casimir Catholic Church. Survivors include her hsuband, Harry; four children, LaVonne (Roger) Trost of Manitowoc, Eunice (Alan) Stoltzman of Cleveland, Wisconsin, Walter (Sandra) Oestreich of Lakeland, Florida; Barbara (J.D.) Mims of Canoga Park, California; a brother, Donald (Eunice) Cox of rural Manitowoc; a sister, Phylis O'Connel of Manitowoc; 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a brother, John cox and a sister, Dorothy Schonenberger. Friends may call at Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. Prayer Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. led by Rev. Mocco. Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter


HELEN KOLLATH Helen C. Kollath, age 96, a longtime Manitowoc resident, died on Wednesday morning, Sept. 30, 2009, at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, Manitowoc. Helen was born April 25, 1913, in Newton, daughter of the late Jacob and Vanda (Pekarske) Zych. On May 17, 1939, she married Otto P. Kollath at St. Casimir Catholic Church, Northeim. He preceded her in death on June 7, 1988. Helen was a Cub Scout leader and a volunteer at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi on Grand, St. Theresa Society, Dart Ball, Card Clubs and the Eagles Auxiliary. Helen enjoyed gardening, African violets, biking, crocheting, embroidering and special visits with her children. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Helen was also preceded in death by one sister; Harriet (Dolly) Scharenbroch and one niece; Mary Beth Arndt. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Richard Klingeisen with burial to follow at St. Casimir Cemetery, Northeim. The family will greet relatives and friends from 10:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, especially Pat Nichols and to Holy Family Memorial Hospice for their care and compassion shown towards Helen and her family. The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, Oct. 2, 2009


ALOIS KORLESKY Alois A. Korlesky , 80, formerly of Rt. 1, Newton, died Wednesday morning at Family Heritage Nursing Home, Manitowoc. A combined funeral service for Mr. Korlesky and his brother, Raymond, who also died Wednesday morning, will be at 9:30 a.m. at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Revs. Charles Mocco and Harold Berryman will officiate with burial in St. Casimir Church Cemetery, Northeim. Mr. Korlesky was born June 16, 1896, at Manistique, Mich., son of the late Peter and Mary Siuda Korlesky. He farmed in the Town of Newton. He was a veteran of World War I, serving in the U.S. Army, and was a past member of American Legion Drews-Bleser Post No. 88. Mr. Korlesky was employed at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co. during World War II. Survivors include two brothers, Apolonary, of Manitowoc and Simon, of Newton, a sister, Mrs. Alois Kaminski, of Manitowoc and nieces and nephews. Five brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday where a prayer service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Herald Times Reporter, January 27, 1977 P. 3


DANIEL KORLESKY Daniel Korlesky, 51, of Newton, died Sunday afternoon at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, following a coronary attack Sunday morning at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Casimir Catholic Church, Northeim. The Rev. Robert Burg will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Korlesky was born July 6, 1916, at Manitowoc, son of the late Peter Korlesky and Mrs. Mary Suida Korlesky. The family resided at Osman seven years before moving to Newton in 1924 where Mr. Korlesky farmed and was employed at Manitowoc Farmco Cooperative of Newton. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of the church and the Farm Bureau. Survivors include his mother, of Newton; five brothers, Raymond and Apolonary of Manitowoc, Alois and Simon of Newton and Theodore of Sheboygan; a sister, Mrs. Alois Kaminski, of Manitowoc, and nieces and nephews. Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. by members of the Holy Name Society and the parish. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, April 6, 1968


MARY KORLESKY Mrs. Mary Korlesky, 93, formerly of Rt. 1, Newton, and residing at Shady Lane Nursing Home, Manitowoc, since June, died Tuesday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, where she had been a patient for one week. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 11 a.m. at St. Casimir Catholic Church, Northeim. The Rev. Casimir Tomczyk will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. The former Mary Siuda was born Sept. 22, 1875, at Manistique, Mich., daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Siuda. She was married in 1893 to Peter Korlesky at Manistique. The couple resided at Manitowoc for 21 years and Osman for seven years before moving in 1924 to Newton. She was a member of the St. Casimir Catholic Church Rosary Society. Survivors include five sons, Alois and Simon of Newton, Raymond and Aponary of Manitowoc and Theodore of Sheboygan; a daughter, Mrs. Alois Kaminski, of Manitowoc; 12 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren and two great great grand- children. Her husband preceded her in death in 1942. Three sons and two daughters also preceded her in death. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home where at 7 p.m. the Rosary will be recited by the Rosary Society, friends and members of the parish. Manitowoc Herald Times, December 31, 1968 P. 20


PETER KORLESKY Peter Korlesky, 81, of route 1, Newton, well known Newton farmer, died Saturday evening at the Holy Family hospital. He had been seriously ill the past week. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. from the Leschke funeral home and at nine o'clock from the St. Casimir Catholic church at Newton, the Rev. Anthony Betley officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Korlesky was born in Poland in 1861 and when a boy accompanied his parents to Osman, Manitowoc county. In 1895 he married Mary Suida and they located on a farm. He was a member of the Holy Name society. Survivors are the widow; daughter, Mrs. Alois Kaminski of this city; seven sons, Alois and Daniel of route 1, Newton, Raymond of this city, Alfred of Oconto, Theodore of Plymouth, Simon of Newton, Apolonery of Liberty; two brothers, John and Frank of this city; three sisters, Mrs. Anthony Jagodinski, Mrs. Joseph Borucky, Mrs. Joseph Revolinski, all of this city; and 11 grandchildren. The body may be viewed at the funeral home where the rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock tonight. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, April 27, 1942 P.2 ******* The note on this photo that was contributed says this stone belongs in Manitowoc St. Mary #43a, but the transcriptions show it is here.


RAYMOND P. KORLESKY Raymond P. Korlesky, 75 of 1220 S. 31st St., Manitowoc, died Wednesday morning at Family Heritage Nursing Home, Manitowoc. A combined funeral service for Mr. Korlesky and his brother, Alois, who also died Wednesday morning, will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Revs. Harold Berryman and Charles Mocco will officiate with burial in St. Casimir Church Cemetery, Northeim. Mr. Korlesky was born Jan. 20, 1902, at Manitowoc, son of the late Peter and Mary Siuda Korlesky. He was employed at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co. and was a member of Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local No. 445. He married Lillian Musil Oct. 25, 1925, at St. Bonifiace Catholic Church, Manitowoc. Survivors include his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Ervin and Eunice Korlesky, of Manitowoc, a son-in-law, Lloyd Seibold, of Rt. 1, Manitowoc; two brothers, Apolonary, of Manitowoc and Simon, of Newton; a sister, Mrs. Alois Kaminski, of Manitowoc, and nieces and nephews. A daughter, Mrs. Alice Seibold, five brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday where a prayer service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Herald Times Reporter, Thursday, January 27, 1977 P. 3 ******** (Note: He doesn't show on the stone photo sent in..not sure if he was not on there, or missed)


ANNA KORTAS Mrs. Paul Kortas, 77, nee Anna Hills, died suddenly of a heart attack early this morning at the farm home on route 3, Manitowoc. Mrs. Kortas arose as usual but was stricken suddenly and died before the arrival of a physician. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. from the Leschke funeral home, and at 9:30 from the St. Casimir Catholic church in Newton. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Mrs. Kortas was born in 1865 at Newton and was married to Mr. Kortas. They located on the present homestead in Newton. Mr. Kortas died eight years ago. Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Mary Kuffel, Mrs. William Goethke, of this city, Mrs. Theresa Craney of Milwaukee, Mrs. John Stadler of Holland, Mich.; seven sons, John, Anton, Ervin and Edward of this city, Joseph of Newton, William of Milwaukee, Louis of Two Rivers; two brothers, William, of this city, John of Cleveland, Wis.; sister, Mrs. William Stephani of this city; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Her aged mother, Mrs. Mary Hills, 95, residing here with her son William, also survives. The body may be viewed at the funeral home after 7:30 this evening. The rosary will be recited Friday evening at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, September 24, 1942 P.17


EDWARD KORTAS Edward P. Kortas, 72, of 1136A S. 11th St., Manitowoc, died Saturday, Feb. 2, at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and 11:30 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic. The Rev. Theodore J. Hendricks will officiate and burial will be in St. Casimirs Church Cemetery at Northeim. Mr. Kortas was born June 28, 1907, in the town of Newton in Manitowoc County, son of the late Paul and Anna Hills Kortas. He was employed at Manitowoc Ship- building Inc., retiring in 1972. He married Helen Bonnin, Feb. 7, 1931, at St. Casimir Catholic Church at Northeim. Mr. Kortas was a member of the Boilermakers Local 443 of Manitowoc. Survivors include his wife, Helen, a daughter and son-in-law, Irene and Mann Ihlenfeld of Manitowoc; three sisters, Mrs. Elsie Goethke, Mrs.Martha Stadler both of Manitowoc and Mrs. Theresa Craney of Milwaukee; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Katherine Bonin (sic) of Manitowoc; six grandchildren (private). He was preceded in death by six brothers, John, Erwin, Louis, Tony, William and Joseph and a sister Mary Kuffel. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, prayer service Monday at 7:30 p.m. Herald Times Reporter, February 3, 1980 P.3


ERWIN KORTAS Erwin Kortas, 79, a Manitowoc resident, died Thursday at Manitowoc Health Care Center, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. John Hephner will officiate with burial in St. Casimir Church Cemetery, Northeim. Mr. Kortas was born Aug. 24, 1896, in the Town of Newton, son of the late Paul and Anna Hills Kortas. Survivors include three brothers, Tony and Edward, of Manitowoc and William, of Milwaukee and three sisters, Mrs. William Goethke and Mrs. John Sadler, of Manitowoc and Mrs. Theresa Kraney of Milwaukee and nieces and nephews. Three brothers, John, Joseph and Louis, and a sister, Mary, preceded him in death. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home from 4 to 9 o'clock this Friday evening, where a prayer service will be at 7:30 o'clock. Herald Times Reporter, Friday, May 14, 1976 P.3


FRANCIZEK KORTAS Newton Home Is Visited by Death Frank Kortas, ten year old Newton boy, died at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. John Kortas Sunday. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 o'clock from St. Casimir's church at Nordheim. The boy was born April 13, 1911. He is survived by his parents, three brothers, Florian, Peter and Gordon and three sisters, Mrs. Walter Hodzinski, this city; Mrs. S. Koprowski and Miss Frances Kortas at Newton. Manitowoc Herald News, Monday, November 14, 1921 P.5


HELEN KORTAS Helen R. Kortas, age 94, of 1433 N. Sixth St., Manitowoc, died early Sunday morning, March 12, 2006, at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc. The family will greet family and friends on Tuesday, (TONIGHT) March 14, 2006 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Pfeffer Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, where a prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. led by Deacon Alan Boeldt. The visitation will continue on Wednesday, March 15, 2006, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Marshall Street. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Marshall Street. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Dave Hoffman, with burial to follow at St. Casimir's Cemetery, Northeim. The Pfeffer Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, has the privilege of assisting the Kortas family with arrangements. Herald Times Reporter,March 14, 2006


JOHN KORTAS John Kortas, 80, retired Newton farmer, died early Wednesday morning at a Wauatosa hospital where he had been a patient for several months. Death was caused by a heart ailment. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from the Leschke Funeral home and at 9:30 at St. Casimir's Catholic church, Newton, the Rev. Anthony Betley officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body has been brought here from Wauwatosa and is lying in state at the Leschke Funeral home. Mr. Kortas was born at Newton in 1862 and operated a farm there until his retirement. He married Catherine Tomchek 51 years ago. Survivors are the widow; three daughters, Mrs. Walter Hodzinski and Mrs. Alois Osesek of this city and Mrs. Sylvester Kropowksi of Milwaukee; three sons, Florian and Gordon Kortas of this city and Peter Kortas of Milwaukee; 14 grandchildren; and one sister in the west. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, July 9, 1942 P.2


KATHERINE KORTAS Mrs. Katherine Kortas, 84, of 2315 Marshal St., Manitowoc, died Wednesday at her home following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Leschke- Bergeer (sic) Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc, the Rev. John Landowski officiating. Burial will be in St. Casimir Cemetery, Northeim. She was born Nov. 24, 1862, at Northeim, daughter of the late Walter and Mary Bona Tomchek. She was married to John Kortas in 1892 and the couple farmed at Northeim until 1923, moving to Manitowoc. Her husband died in 1942. She was a member of the Rosary Society of St. Casimir Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Alois Osesek and Mrs. Walter Hodzinski of Manitowoc; three sons, Florian and Gordon of Manitowoc and Peter of Milwaukee; a sister, Mrs. John Sitkawitz of Manitwooc 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchidlren. Three ???? and a daughter preceded her in death. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, October 24, 1957 P.24


PAUL KORTAS (d. 1934) PAUL KORTAS, FARMER, DIES Death Came Suddenly As He Sat In Living Room Taken with a sudden heart attack as he prepared to retire Saturday night, Paul Kortas, 79, retired Newton farmer, died on the homestead farm, now operated by his son. Mr. Kortas was up as usual Saturday and spent the early evening seated in the living room of the home. He collapsed in the chair and was dead before the arrival of a physician. Funeral services for the deceased, who resided in the county since a child, will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from St. Casimir's Catholic church in Newton. Mr. Kortas was born in Milwaukee in 1855, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kortas. When a child his parents moved to this county and established the homestead farm in Newton. Fifty-one years ago the deceased wedded Anna Hills of Newton and they took up farming. A family of 11 children, seven sons and four daughters were born to them. A little over a year ago Mr. and Mrs. Kortas celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Ten years ago Mr. Kortas retired from active farming, the farm being taken over by his son, Joseph. Survivors are his widow, seven sons, John, Anton, Louis and Edward of this city, Joseph and Erwin, Newton, and William, Milwaukee; four daughters, Mrs. Joseph Kuffel, Mrs. John Sattler and Mrs. William Goethke, city, Mrs. Milton Craney, Milwaukee; a brother, John, Milwaukee; two sisters, Kathryn, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Julia Pietroski, Two Rivers; and ten grandchidlren. The body was removed to the home in Newton this afternoon from the Leschke funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, October 29, 1934 P.3


MARVIN KRAEMER Marvin D. Kraemer, age 75, of 5440 County Highway F, Newton, died peacefully on Friday morning, Dec. 28, 2007, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Feb. 5, 1932, in Newton, son of the late Anne (Tomcheck) Weina and step-son of the late Anton Weina. On Sept. 1, 1949, he married the former Janet Schmidt in Dubuque, Iowa. Marvin was the owner/operator of Marv's Auto Service and Southside Auto Sales from 1966 to 1992. At that time, his son, (private), took over the business. He also farmed the homestead for his entire life. He enjoyed his cottage in Crivitz and his home and friends in Pine Island, Fla. Marvin loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also enjoyed his little dog, Muffy. He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, and a charter member of the Newton Lions Club. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) He was preceded in death by an (missing on clipping) daughter: Sharon; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law: Hazel and Albert Schmidt. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Community, Newton. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Gerald Foley, with burial of the cremated remains at St. Casimir Cemetery, Northeim. The family will greet relatives and friends at The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, 2008. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m., led by Brenda Korinek. The family will also greet relatives and friends at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Community, Newton, from 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, until the time of service at 11 a.m. The family would like to extend a special thank you to everybody that was involved in his health care for the past 14 years, also for their care and compassion shown toward Marvin and his family. Herald Times Reporter, Jan. 1, 2008


ERVIN KUFFEL Funeral services for Ervin N. Kuffel, 46, town of Newton, who died Friday night at Holy Family hospital, Manitowoc, following a lingering illness, were held at 8:30 a.m. Monday, at the Leschke Funeral home, Manitowoc, and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Casimer Catholic church, Newton. The Rev. Edward Bujarski was celebrant of the requiem mass, and burial was made in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Thomas Buerstate, Joseph Miles, Leo Doolinger, Ray Leschke, Edmund Leschke and Walter Jagodinski. The deceased was born in Newton in 1905, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Kuffel. His father preceded him in death three months ago. Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Nicholas Kuffel, Newton; two sisters, Mrs. John Macek, Maywood, Ill., and Mrs. Eugene Rytlewski of Chicago. Among those attending the services from away were Mr. and Mrs. John Macek, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Rytlewski and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Cromwell, Chicago, and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rohde, Milwaukee. Sheboygan Press, March 21, 1951 P. 16


FRANK A. KUFFEL Funeral services for Frank Kuffel, 83, lifelong resident of Manitowoc County, who died Sunday at Manitowoc County Hospital, will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Casimir Catholic Church, Northeim. The Rev. Casimir Tomczyk will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Kuffel was born July 18, 1886, at Northeim, son of the late Peter and Anna Frozena Kuffel. He was a tailor in the Kuffel and Kunish tailor shop, and a World War I veteran. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 o'clock this Tuesday evening where at 8 o'clock the Rosary will be recited. Manitowoc Herald Times, January 13, 1970


HELEN KUFFEL Mrs. Helen Kuffel, 97, who resided at St. Mary Home, Manitowoc, died Thursday morning at the home. Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday, in Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and 10:00 a.m in St. Casimir Catholic Church, Northheim. The Rev. Charles W. Mocco will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Kuffel, nee Helen Rohde, was born July 25, 1880, in Newton, daughter of the late Martin and Mary Melnick Rohde. She resided in Manitowoc county all her life and was married to Nicholas Kuffel October of 1901, in St. Casimir Church. They owned and operated a farm at Newton. Mr. Kuffel preceded her in death Dec. 15, 1948. Mrs. Kuffel was an honorary member of St. Casimir Rosary Society. Survivors include two granddaughters, Mrs. Arthur (Mary Anne) Majewski of Detroit and Mrs. Kenneth (Bonnie) Wilson of Lamont, IL., five great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. A son and two daughters preceded her in death. Friends may call in Pfeffer Funeral Home 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday, where a prayer service will be at 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to St. Mary Home building fund. Herald Times Reporter, Thursday, April 20, 1978


JOSEPH J. KUFFEL Joseph J. Kuffel, 87, of Shady Lane Home, Manitowoc, where he resided five years, died Thursday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, after six weeks of hospitalization. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Very Rev. Msgr. Alfred Schneider will officiate and burial will be in St. Casimir Cemetery, Northeim. Mr. Kuffel was born July 26, 1880, in the Town of Newton, son of the late Peter and Anna Frozena Kuffel. He married Mary Kortas at St. Casimire (sic) Catholic Church in 1905 and the couple located at Manitowoc. She died in 1945. Mr. Kuffel worked for Mirro Aluminum Co., retiring 25 years ago. He was a 48-year member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 706. Survivors are three sons, Albin, Earl and Lars, a daughter, Mrs. Harry Stellmach, and a brother Frank, of Manitowoc, nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A brother and a sister preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday where at 8 p.m. the Rosary will be recited. Manitowoc Herald Times, October 26, 1967 P. 27


MARY KORTAS KUFFEL Mrs. Mary Kuffel, 59, nee Mary Kortas, died last evening at the Holy Family hospital where she had been confined since suffering a stroke recently. Her home is at 1033 S. Tenth street. The body will lie in state at the Pfeffer funeral home from this evening until the hour of services on Thursday. At 9:45 a.m. on that day there will be brief rites at the funeral home and a requiem mass at 10 o’clock at St. Boniface Catholic church. Burial will be in St. Casimir’s cemetery at Nordheim. Mrs. Kuffel was a lifelong resident of the county. She was born at Newton Feb. 5, 1886, and had lived much of her life in this city. She is survived by three sons, Albin and Earl both of this city and Pfc. Lars of Will Rogers field, Okla., and one daughter, Willette of this city; seven brothers, John, Anton, Erwin, Louis and Edward Kortas of Manitowoc; William of Milwaukee (sic—only 6 of 7 mentioned); three sisters, Mrs. William Goethke of this city; Mrs. John Sadler of Holland, Mich.; and Mrs. Theresa Craney of Milwaukee; and four grandchildren. Mrs. Kuffel was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars auxiliary. The rosary will be recited at 7 o’clock Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, June 19, 1945 P. 2


NICK KUFFEL Funeral services for Nicholas Kuffel, 73, town of Newton farmer, who died at the Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, on Friday, were held at 9 a.m., Monday, at the Leschke Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Casimir Catholic Church, Newton. The Rev. Edward Bujarski officiated at the Requiem High Mass. Pallbearers were: Leo Kattner, Earl Kuffel, Alvin Kuffel, Julius Rohde, Carl Glomski, and Walter Rohde. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery. He was born in Newton in 1875 and in 1901 was married to Miss Helen Rohde. He operated a farm for 49 years. Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Eugene Rytlawski of Chicago; Mrs. John Macek of Maywood, IL; son Erwin of Newton; two brothers, Joseph and Frank of Manitowoc; sister, Mrs. Albert Tomchek of Manitowoc; and two grandchildren. On Saturday evening, members of the Holy Name Society of St. Casimir, of which the deceased was a member, recited the Rosary at the Funeral Home. Among those attending the services were: Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Rytlawski, Miss Ann Cromwell, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. John Macek, Maywood, IL; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rohde, Sheboygan, along with many from this locality. The Sheboygan (Wis.) Press, Wednesday, December 20, 1950


PIOTR KUFFEL From Der Nord Westen, 11 June 1908: Peter Kuffeld (sic, Kuffel), a well-known resident of Town Newton, died yesterday from the effects of a stroke he suffered on Monday. The deceased, who reached the age of 70, had come to Town Newton as a young man and has lived there ever since. He is survived by several children.


ANDREAS LASKOSKY Death in Newton on Sat. of 38 yr. old Andres Laskowski of consumption. The burial took place Mon. at the Polish Cemetery in Nordheim. The deceased is survived by a widow and one child. Der Nord Westen, 06 May 1897 ******* Andreas Laskoski birth: 1859 death: 7 May 1897 Northeim, Wisconsin burial: Casimer, Northeim father: Meloday Laskoski mother: Josephina Remsom spouse: N. Lutfriss Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968 ******* (Tombstone may have been misread)


HELEN LESCHKE Mrs. Helen Leschke, 74, died Tuesday afternoon at Manitowoc Health Care Center. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Schneider-Mittnacht Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Thaddeus J. Koszarek will officiate and burial will be in St. Casimir Cemetery, Northeim. Mrs. Leschke, nee Helen Niespodziany, was born Nov. 17, 1899, at Wauwatosa, daughter of the late Martin and Josephine Wolta Niespodziany. She was educated at Newton schools and was employed as a practical nurse at Manitowoc hospitals. She was married to Casimir Leschke Sept. 9, 1918, at St. Casimir Church at Northeim and was a member of the Rosary Society of the church Mr. Keschke preceded her in death in 1973. Survivors include two sons, Raymond, of Manitowoc and Edmund, of South Milwaukee, a daughter, Mrs. Elmer (Louis) Heinrichs, of Rt. 1, Whitelaw, two brothers, Roman, of Rt. 3, Manitowoc, and Edwin of Manitowoc; a sister, Mrs. Hattie Gunderson, of Milwaukee, 15 grandchildren and 17 great grand- children. Two sisters preceded her in death. Friends may call at Schneider-Mittnacht Funeral Home after 4 o’clock this Wednesday afternoon, where a prayer service will be held at __45 o’clock by Father Koszarek. Harry J. Bergner is in charge of funeral arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, Wednesday, April 10, 1974 P. 23


JOHN LESCHKE From the "Souvenir Book of The Diamond Jubilee of St. Casimir's Congregation At Northeim (Newton) Wisconsin 1868 - 1943" John S. Leschke, son of Frank and Anna Leschke, was born November 2, 1896, in Chicago, Illinois. He came with his parents to Northeim where the family joined St. Casimir's congregation. When the United States declared war on Germany in 1917, he enlisted and was assigned to a motorized machine gunner detail. After the war, Mr. Leschke attended a funeral director's course at Worsham School of Embalming in Chicago. Afterwards he established his own practice in Manitowoc, on October 23, 1926, and has been successfully engaged in it ever since. Mr. Leschke is a member of the American Legion, Holy Name Society, Polish Alliance of America, St. Stanislaus Kostka Society and the Eagles Club.


JOSEPH LESCHKE JOSEPH LUESCHE (sic) DEAD Joseph Lueschke, who is said to have owned and operated the first steam threshing outfit in Manitowoc county, a resident here since he was 14, died at the hospital this morning, following an operation a week ago. Mr. Leschke was 62 years of age, having been born in Germany. He formerly resided at Meeme but for seven years had lived in this city. Besides a wife and ten children Mr. Leschke is survived by his father, who is 98 years old, one brother and two sisters. The funeral will be held at Norhdeim (sic) Catholic Church Friday morning. Manitowoc Daily Herald, May 5, 1914 P. 5


PAULINE LESCHKE MOTHER OF ED. LESCHKE PASSES AWAY Mrs. Pauline Leschke, pioneer resident of the county, passed away at her home, 1026 So. Fourteenth street last evening, death being due to illness from which Mrs. Leschke had been a sufferer for six years although only during the last three weeks had her condition been alarming. Mrs. Leschke is the mother of Edward Leschke, well known business man and musician of the city. A native of Germany, Mrs. Leschke was born June 14, 1852(sic), being 73 years of age at her death. Coming here with her parents when she was but one year old Mrs. Leschke has always been a resident here. Mr. Leschke preceded his wife in death and the children who are left to mourn her demise are Mrs. A. Gebhard, Mrs. Adolph Brachman of this city, Mrs. George Gebhard of Plymouth, Mrs. Walter Madigan, and Mrs. Edward Jaase of Osman, John and Edward of this city, and Peter and Joseph of Osman. Also two sisters and three brothers are left to mourn her death, being Mrs. Martin Kapes of Waukesha and Mrs. Joseph Tomschek of Chicago, John Cichy of Necedah, and Peter and George Cichy of Nebraska. The funeral will be held from St. Boniface church Saturday morning at 9 o’clock, and burial will be held at Northeim, where Mrs. Leschke was a member of the Rosary Society of St. Casmir. She was also a member of St. Anne’s society of the St. Boniface church of this city. Manitowoc Herald News, Thursday, August 7, 1924 P. 2


ANNA LESZCZ (d. 1927) DEATH BRINGS TO END CAREER OF PIONEER WHO HAD MUCH TO DO WITH EARLY COUNTY HISTORY Mrs. Anna Leschke (sic), nee Zilinski, one of the first three white settlers to whom are credited the building of the first structures on the present site of the Town of Newton and a pioneer of Manitowoc county, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Pekarske, at Newton early this morning at the advanced age of seventy-three years. The coming of Mrs. Leschke to this country from Germany-Poland where she was born July 3, 1844, plays an important part in this history of Manitowoc county. Her parents having died, Mrs. Leschke was taken into the care of an uncle and aunt Mr. and Mrs. W. Swokowski, while still in infancy and at the age of eighty ears (sic) she embarked for these shores with her foster parents. After landing here the party of three made its way over land to this city where, on the day of their arrival with a few small bundles of clothes and foodstuffs, they were offered a ride by a farmer. With no destination in view to speak of they accepted. First Building in Newton The ride with the generous farmer ended on the present site of Newton where the Samaritan friend informed them they would find place build and to farm. Left without shelter, the party lost all belongings in the woods that night when a spring shower suddenly caught them unawares. Practically destitute the trio started building the next day and it was but a short time when they were faring well. Thus the Town of Newton got its start. Scrapes with Indians and the hardships endured by early day pioneers were not missing from their routine of life. On one particulary instance Indians drove them from their farm and the settlers were forced to flee to Sheboygan for safety. From Newton they also blazed a trail to Manitowoc which later became a road and is practically the same that leads from this city to that point today. Lived at Newton Over 60 Years Mr. and Mrs. Leschke, the former who died in February two years ago, live at Newton all their lives. Mrs. Leschke today passing away in the home she had lived for more than sity years. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Pekarske and Mrs. Andrew Pekarske of Newton, one son, Frank Leschke also of Newton, and one brother, John Zilinski of St. Louis, Mo. fourteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be held from St. Casmer's Catholic church at Newton, Wednesday at nine o'clock, Father Sczopinsky officiating and interment will take place at Newton. Mrs. Leschke was one of the founders of the St. Casmer's church and even at her advnaced age, was an active member of the Holy Rosary society of the organization. Manitowoc Herald News, Monday, January 24, 1927 P.2


ANNA LESZCZ (d. 1925) Mrs. Leschke (sic) Dies at Home, Town Newton Mrs. Anna Leschke, wife of Frank Leschke, died at the family home at Newton this morning after an illness of a week. The funeral will be Saturday morning from the home with services at St. Casmir's Catholic church, the Rev. Schopinski officiating, at 9:30. Burial will be at St. Casmir's cemetery. Born in Germany, June 11, 1872, Mrs. Leschke would have been fifty-three at her next birthday. She came to this country at age of eighteen and has always made her home in Manitowoc county since. Mrs. Leschke, who was Anna Malicka before her marriage, was wedded to Frank Leschke, thirty-four years ago and is survived by her husband, three sons, Casmir of Newton, John of Chicago and Stanley at home; two daughters, Mrs. Stephen Malkewicz of Chicago Heights, Ill, and Miss Celia, at home, and by one brother, Valentine Malicki of Chicago. Manitowoc Herald News, Wednesday, May 13, 1925 P.2


CECYLIA LESZCZ SISTER OF JOHN LESCHKE (sic) PASSES AWAY IN NEWTON Miss Celia Leschke, 28, sister of John Leschke of this city, passed away last night at the Leschke home in the town of Newton, after a few days' illness. Burial will take place on Saturday morning at ten o'clock from the St. Casimer's church in the town of Newton, with burial in the adjoining cemetery. The deceased, a daughter of Frank Leschke, was born in the town of Newton and has always resided there. Besides the father, three brothers, Casimer and Stanley of Newton and Frank of this city, and one sister, Mrs. Steven Malkewitz, Chicago, survive. The remains may be viewed at the Leschek undertaking parlors, 1517 Washington street. Manitowoc Herald News, Wednesday, January 21, 1931 P.6


FRANK LESZCZ Frank Leschke, 81, retired town of Newton farmer, died this morning at his home in the town. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Leschke funeral home and at 9 o'clock at the St. Casimir Catholic church, Newton, with burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Leschke was born in Newton in 1866 and in 1891 married Miss Anna Malicki. They located on the homestead farm which he operated until his retirement a few years ago. Mrs. Leschke died in 1925. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Stephen Malkewicz of Peru, Ill.; three sons, John of this city, Casimir of Newton and Stanley of route 3, Manitowoc; sister, Mrs. Joseph Pekarski of Newton; and 10 grandchildren. The body may be viewed at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday where the rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, April 16, 1948 P.2 ******* Newton news: Newton-Funeral services for Frank Leschke, 81, retired town of Newton farmer, who died at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Casimer Leschke on Friday were held at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Leschke funeral home and at 9 o'clock at the St. casimer Catholic church, Newton, the Rev. A. Betley officiating with burial in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Raymond Leschke, Edmund Leschke, John Leschke Jr., Tom and John Pekarske and Robert Pekarske. Among those attending the services were Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Malkewicz of Peru, Ill.; Mrs. Hattie Westel, Indainapolis, Ind.; and others from Chicago, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Pulaski, Manitowoc and surrounding communities. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, April 21, 1948 P.18


JAN LESZCZ (d. 1924) JOHN LESCHKE (sic) CO. PIONEER DEAD AT AGE 84 Resident of County for Sixty Years Is Called Death which came to John Leschke at his home in Nordheim early today claimed one of the oldest pioneer settlers of Manitowoc county, a man who for sixty years had made his home within the borders of the town where Death found him at its call. Mr. Leschke passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joseph Pekarske with whom he had resided since his retirement in 1896. Infirmities of old age was the cause of death. Mr. Leschke was a native of Poland and born May 12, 1840, being 84 at his death. Coming to America at the age of 25, in 1865, Mr. Leschke came direct to Manitowoc and took up a home on a farm at Nordheim which has been his home since. In early days Mr. Leschke was one of the men who built the old pier which served for shipping there and during his long life in the community he had always been a factor in development of the town. For many years Mr. Leschke operated a threshing outfit, one of the first in the county and he was widely acquainted through his business. Married Year He Came Mr. Leschke was married the year of his arrival here, in 1865, his bride who was Anna Zielinski, surviving him, making her home with her daughter Mrs. Pekarske also. Besides the widow three children, Frank, Mrs. Susan Pekarske and Mrs. Joseph Pekarske also survive. There are fourteen gradchidlren (sic) and eleven great grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Kainia and Mrs. Anton Siewert, also surviving. Funeral services for Mr. Leschke will be held Monday morning at St. Casimir church at Nordheim at 10:00. Manitowoc Herald News, Friday, February 29, 1924 P.1


SERENA ANN LOOSE Serena Ann Loose, 17–day-old daughter of Roger and Marlene Otto Loose of Rt. 3, Manitowoc, died Monday at Children’s Hospital, Milwaukee. Private family funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m .Thursday at St. Casimir Catholic Church, Northeim. The Rev. Anthony Betley will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Survivors include her parents and a sister, (private), paternal grandmother, Mrs. Raymond Chasensky, of Newton and maternal grandparents, Mrs. (sic) and Mrs. Russell Otto, of Rt. 1, Cato. Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, is in charge of funeral arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, April 2, 1975 P. 19