ST. MICHAEL'S CATHOLIC CEMETERY OBITUARIES

DIANE LAACK Private funeral services for Diane Patricia, two-day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Laack of Manitowoc Rapids, who was born Thursday and died Saturday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, were Saturday afternoon at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. Francis Rose officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Survivors in addition to the parents are the grandparents, Mrs. Clara Laack of Manitowoc, Otto Laack of Waldo, and Mr. and Mrs. Reiner Lemberger of Whitelaw. The Pfeffer Funeral Home of Manitowoc completed funeral arrangements. Manitowoc Herald Times, January 18, 1958 p.11 ALICE C. LEMBERGER Alice C. (Cummings) Lemberger, age 93, a resident at the Manitowoc County Health Care Center and formerly of 5330 Hempton Lake Road, Whitelaw, died on Monday, Oct. 13, 2008, at Aurora Medical Center of Manitowoc County. Alice was born on Jan. 3, 1915, in Grimms, the fifth child of the late William and Anna B. (Morrissey) Cummings. She was a 1933 graduate of Reedsville High School, and a 1934 graduate from Manitowoc County Normal (Manitowoc County Teachers College). Following graduation, Alice was employed at J.C. Penneys, and taught school in the Two Rivers School District and at Menchalville. On Feb. 26, 1938, Alice was married to Erwin C. Lemberger by the Rev. Roland O'Hearn at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Maple Grove. Erwin preceded her in death on Oct. 8, 1975. Erwin and Alice developed several businesses and farmed the Lemberger homestead in Whitelaw for many years. In 1954, Alice resumed her teaching career in the Valders School District at Roselawn and Webster schools. Alice graduated on Aug. 3, 1962, with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She continued her education becoming certified as a reading specialist, special education and kindergarten teacher. Alice continued teaching first grade, kindergarten and special education at Valders Elementary School, Riverview School in Manitowoc County, and the Brillion School system at Forest Junction. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and St. Michael's Christian Mothers Society, Farm Bureau Association, Manitowoc County Teachers Association and the Wisconsin Education Association. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Erwin; two grandsons: Steve Frelich and Jay Lemberger; four brothers and one sister-in-law: Michael (Mildred); and Robert, Raymond and Leonard Cummings; five sisters and three brothers-in-law: Lucy (Ed) Tikalsky; Lorraine (Victor) Kapinos; Bernice (Art) Pritzl; Myrtle Cummings; and Ann Marie Cummings. Alice was also preceded in death by her parents-in-law: Anton and Anna Pankratz Lemberger; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Anton (Grace) Lemberger; George (Alice) Lemberger; Joseph Typner; Anna (Frank) Gresl; Louise (Anton) Braun; Margaret (Frank) Hill; Mary (Joe) Reitmeyer; and Loretta (Edwin) Malley. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. Jim Jugenheimer and Deacon Thomas Koch will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at church on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11 a.m. The Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Kellnersville is serving the Lemberger family. Alice's family extends special gratitude for the caring attitude of Manitowoc Health Care Center, Aurora Medical Center, the pastoral team of St. Michael Parish, and the Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home. Herald Times Reporter, Oct. 14, 2008

ANNA LEMBERGER (d. 1969) Mrs. Edward Lemberger, 76, of Whitelaw, died Saturday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at St Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. E. A. Radey will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Lemberger, nee Anna Augustine, was born Aug. 17, 1892, in the Town of Cato, daughter of the late Frank and Julia Seibert Augustine. She was married to Edward Lemberger Sept. 2, 1919, at Whitelaw, and the couple farmed in the town of Cato until 1948 and then moved to Manitowoc. Her husband died in 1959, and a son, grandson, a brother and a sister also preceded her in death. She was a member of the Christian Mothers Society. Survivors include four sons, Alfred of Port Washington, Francis of Milwaukee and Harold and Donald of Manitowoc; a daughter, Mrs. Claude Anhalt of Reedsville; three brothers, Anton of Milwaukee, Bernard of Sheboygan and John of Manitowoc; two sisters, Mrs. Louis Schamburek of Whitelaw and Sister M. Pudeliana of St. Francis Convent, Milwaukee; 25 grandchildren and a great grandson. Manitowoc Herald Times – February 17, 1969 ******** (Anna Lemberger/d. 15 Feb. 1969 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


ANNA LEMBERGER Mrs. Anton Lemberger Sr., died this morning at her home in Whitelaw from a heart ailment. She was 71 years of age. Mrs. Lemberger was born in Cato in 1873 and her maiden name was Anna Pankratz. She was married in 1890 to Mr. Lemberger who survives with eight children, 35 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. The daughters are Mrs. Frank Gresel, Medford; Mrs. Anton Braun, Whitelaw; Mrs. Frank Hill and Mrs. Joseph Reitmeyer, both of Cato; and Mrs Edward Malley, Manitowoc; three sons, Anton, Jr, Whitelaw; George, Kellnersville and Erwin, Whitelaw; one brother, Ignatz Pankratz, Antigo and three sisters, Mrs. Theresa Rank, Cato route 1; Mrs. Kate Smith, Green Bay and Mrs. Mary Otto, Minneapolis. The body will be removed from the Pfeffer funeral home Wednesday afternoon to the home of a son Erwin, who lives on the homstead on Whitelaw route 1. Funeral services will be held Friday morning, 9:30 a.m. from the home and at 10 o'clock from the St Michael's Catholic church in Whitelaw, the Rev John Husslein officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Mrs. Lemberger was a member of the Christian Mothers, and members will recite the rosary Thursday evening at 8 o'clock. Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter, March 7, 1944 ************ (Anna Lemberger/d. 7 Mar. 1944 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


ANTON LEMBERGER Name: Lemberger, Anton D.: 2/2/1879 B.: 2/2/1879 Reg. D.: 6/20/1879 Sex: M/W Age at Death: B.P.: Cato Mtwc. Co. D.P.: Cato Cem.: Cato, R. C. Cem. Ch.: Inf. & Address: G. Noever, Cath. Pr. Spouse: F.: Anton Lemberger M.: Mary Schreiner Cause of Death: Pg. #: v.1 p.308


ANTON LEMBERGER Anton Lemberger Sr. m 81, retired Cato farmer, died Sunday at the home of his son Erwin, on the homestead farm in Cato. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Reedsville Funeral Home and at 10 o'clock at the St. Michael Catholic church, Whitelaw. The Rev. John Husslein will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. He was born in Cato in 1870 and in 1891 married Miss Anna Pankratz. They located on a farm in Cato. Ten years ago they retired and moved to Anton Braun of Whitelaw, Mrs. Frank Hill and Mrs. Joseph Reitmeyer of Cato and Mrs. Edwin Malley of Manitowoc; three sons, Anton Jr of Whitelaw, Erwin of Cato and George of Kellnersville; brother, Joseph of Whitelaw; three sisters, Sister Elizabeth of Seymour, Wis, Sister Christiana of Alverno and Mrs. Joseph Buchner of Manitowoc; 41 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the Reedsville funeral home, where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Manitowoc Herald Times April 16, 1951 edition ************** (Anton Lemberger Sr./d. 15 Apr. 1951 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


ANTON J. LEMBERGER (d. 1970) Anton Lemberger, 65, of Whitelaw died Wednesday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc.  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Reedsville Funeral home and at 10:30 and St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. Edward A. Radey will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Lemberger was born November 16, 1904 in Town of Franklin, son of the late Anton and Anna Pankratz Lemberger. On November 22, 1932, he married Grace Rohrer at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Manitowoc.  He was a graduate of the Twin Cities Barber School, Minneapolis, Minn. And he was employed as a machinist at Manitowoc Engineering Co.  He was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Michael church. Survivors include his wife, two sons, Vernon of Whitelaw and Anthony of Des Moines, Iowa; two daughters, Mrs. Patrick (Luana) Ford of Brookfield, Wis., and Miss Judith of Green Bay; a brother, Ervin of rural Whitelaw; five sisters, Mrs. Anna Gresl of Kansasville, Wis., Mrs. Anton Braun and Mrs. Joe Reitmeyer of Cato and Mrs. Margaret Hill and Mrs. Ervin Malley of Manitowoc.  A brother preceded Mr. Lemberger in death.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday where a rosary will be recited at 9 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times – Thursday, Nov. 5, 1970 – page 22 ******** (16 Nov 1904/Nov 1970/SSDI) (Anton Lemberger/d. 4 Nov. 1970 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)



BARBARA LEMBERGER Mrs. Frank Lemberger Dies At The Hospital Death last evening claimed Mrs. Frank Lemberger, 88, of Cato, at the Holy Family hospital followin an operation. Mrs. Lemberger, who is the mother of eleven children, was born at Cato, September 15, 1858 and has made this county her home during her life, with the exception of five years, during which the family lived in Brown county. The eleven children who survive her are Mrs. Mary Neuser, Silver Lake; Mrs. Francis Heinrichs, Rapids; Mrs. Joseph Heran, Francis Creek; Mrs. Elizabeth Schuh, Whitelaw; Miss Barbara Lemberger, Cato; Frank, Chippewa Falls; George, Appleton; Louis, Clarks Mills; Joseph of this city; and Edward, Cato. Her husband has preceded her in death, having died in January 1921. Twenty-seven grandchildren, one brother and two sisters also survive. The funeral which will be held Monday morning at ten o'clock will take place at Whitelaw with srevices at St. Michael's church. Manitowoc Herald News, April 20, 1922 p.1 ******** (Barbara Lemberger/d. 20 Apr. 1922 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


EDWARD LEMBERGER Edward F. Lemberger, 68, of 1126 St. 18th St., Manitowoc, died Friday evening at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, after being removed shortly before from St. Mary Church where he suffered a coronary attack. Funeral services will be at St. Mary Catholic Church. The Rt. ????? Landowski will officiate and burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Whitelaw. Mr. Lemberger was born May 11, 1893 at Wrightstown. He married the former Anna Augustine Sept. 2, 1919, and the couple moved to Manitowoc in 1949. He retired three years ago. Mr. Lemberger was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Mary Church. Survivors include his wife, four sons, Alfred of Port Washington, Francis of Milwaukee and Harold and Donald of Manitowoc; a daughter, Mrs. Claude Anhalt of Reedsville; two brothers, Frank and Louis of Manitowoc; four sisters, Miss Barbara of Glendale, Calif., Mrs. George Schuh of Whitelaw, Mrs. Joseph Herion of Francis Creek and Sister Mary Festina of Milwaukee and 21 grandchildren. Manitowoc Herald Times – November 14, 1959 ******** (Edward Lemberger/d. 13 Nov. 1959 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


FRANK LEMBERGER The funeral of Frank Lemberger, pioneer resident of the town of Cato, was held yesterday at St. Michael’s Church at Whitelaw. Mr. Lemberger had been failing for a long time and passed away at his home in Cato. He is survived by his wife and eleven children, Frank Lemberger of Boyd, Wis., George of Appleton, Lewis of Clarks Mills, Joseph and Edward of Cato, Mrs. Helen Heinrichs and Mrs. Joseph Neuser of Rapids, Mrs. Joseph Heran of Kossuth, Mrs. George Schuh of Whitelaw, Miss Barbara of Milwaukee and Miss Sophie Lemberger who is still home. Twenty-seven grandchildren also survive. Manitowoc Herald News - Friday, Feb. 14, 1921 - page 3 ******** (Frank Lemberger/d. 31 Jan. 1921 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


JOSEPH W. LEMBERGER Joseph W. Lemberger Sr., 88, of Rt. 1, Cato, died Monday morning at Maple Crest Sanatorium, Whitelaw. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Reedsville Funeral Home and at 10:20 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. Leo J. Schmitt will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Lemberger was born Aug. 30, 1878, in the Town of Cato, son of the late Wolfgang and Theresa Meyer Lemberger. He married the former Mary Fischer Nov. 9, 1903, at Whitelaw. They farmed in the Town of Cato until retirement in 1940, when they made their home with a son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Reiner Lemberger, on Rt. 1, Cato. His wife preceded him in death in 1945. Mr. Lemberger was a member of Holy Name Society of the church and was a charter member of Catholic Knights, Whitelaw Branch No. 147. He was past president of the Catholic Knights and the Whitelaw cooperative. Survivors include three sons, Joseph Jr., of Manitowoc, John, of Whitelaw, Mrs. Richard (Mary) Herrmann, of Rt. 1, Cato, and Mrs. Victor (Martha) Opichka, of Rt. 2, Cato; 29 grandchildren, 65 great grandchildren and a great great grandchild. Five sisters and two brothers preceded him in death. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, July 10, 1967 pg. M-13 ********* Funeral services for Joseph W. Lemberger Sr., 88, of Rt. 1, Cato, who died Monday, were at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. Leo Schmitt officiated and burial was in the church cemetery. (Pallbearers omitted for privacy) A daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Agnes) Meidl, is among the survivors. Manitowoc Herald Times Wednesday, July 12, 1967 pg. T-9


LEO LEMBERGER 3 KILLED IN AUTO CRASH AT WHITELAW WHITELAW (Special) – One of Manitowoc County's worst traffic accidents in years took the lives of three people on Highway 10 here early today. Killed in a two-car head-on crash were: Mrs. Joseph Stuiber, 59, Whitelaw Leo Lemberger, 31, Whitelaw Kermit Goehring, 31, Clarks Mills. Although there were no actual witnesses to the accident, Manitowoc County traffic officers reported that the westbound Goehring car was in the wrong lane when the autos collided at the western edge of the village about 2:10 a.m. Lemberger, father of three young children, and eastbound on the road, was taking Mrs. Stuiber to her nearby home in the village. The dead woman, an aunt of Lemberger's wife, had been baby sitting with children of the young couple. Her husband, Joseph, is a drummer with the Romy Gosz polka band and had been away on a dance engagement. He arrived home after the crash and was walking over to the scene when a traffic officer informed him that his wife was one of the victims. Was To Be Married Mrs. Stuiber had been the telephone switchboard operator in Whitelaw for 15 years until the installation of the dial system recently. She was also the organist at St. Michael Catholic Church here for 22 years and local secretary for the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin. Both drivers were killed instantly, while Mrs. Stuiber was dead on arrival at Holy Family Hospital in Manitowoc. There were no other persons in either cars. According to reports, Goehring, who lived on his parents' farm about a quarter mile west of Clarks Mills, was to have married a Rockwood girl, Miss Elaine Trochil, in about a week. He was said to be en-route home after visiting her when the crash occurred. The young couple had spent the evening addressing invitations for their coming wedding. For the past six months Goehring had been employed at Kohler Co. Traffic officers said both cars were total wrecks, pointing out that the impact must have been “terrific.” Both Mrs. Stuiber and Lemberger sustained severe internal injuries. Double Funeral Double funeral services for Mrs. Stuiber and Lemberger will be held at the Pfeffer Funeral Home in Manitowoc at 9:15 a.m. Monday, following with the requiem mass for both will be at St. Michael Church, Whitelaw, at 10 o'clock. Both will be buried in the parish cemetery. The Rev. John Husslein, pastor, will officiate. Service for Goehring will be held at the Berge Funeral Home, Valders, at 9 a.m. Wednesday and at 9:30 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills, with the Rev. Michael Fetko, pastor celebrant of the requiem mass. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The former Mary Lemberger, Mrs. Stuiber was born in the Town of Cato, Manitowoc county, Feb. 17, 1896. She was married to Mr. Stuiber Sept. 26, 1920. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Joseph Jr., at home; a brother, Harold Lemberger, Rt. 1, Cato; four sisters, Mrs. Urban Zipperer of Rt. 2 Cato, Mrs. Edward Remiker of Cato, Mrs. Victor Tisler of Rt. 1, Whitelaw, and Mrs. Donald Ostad of South Carolina; and her father, Ferdinand Lemberger. Leo Lemberger, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lemberger, Manitowoc, was born in Whitelaw, Dec. 31, 1923. A World War II veteran, he spent 2 1/2 years in the European theater, and was employed by the Manitowoc County Highway Department. He married the former Vivian Stuiber, April 21, 1946. He was a member of the Holy Name Society at St. Michael Parish, and of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Cato Post No. 6179. Surviving are his wife; one daughter, (private); two sons, (private); four brothers, Harold and Donald of Manitowoc, Francis of Milwaukee and Alfred of Port Washington; on sister, Mrs. Claude Anhalt of Reedsville; and his parents. Goehring, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Goehring, was born on the home farm in the Town of Cato, Feb. 11, 1934. He is also survived by four brothers, and one sister, (private). Sheboygan Press Saturday, September 24, 1955 pg. 1 & pg. 10 col. 7


LORRAINE LEMBERGER Mrs. Reiner Lemberger, 51, of Rt. 1, Cato, died Wednesday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Reedsville Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. Richard Heyman will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Lemberger, nee Lorraine Reindl, was born March 24, 1920, in the Town of Cato, daughter of Anton Reindl and the late Elizabeth Popp Reindl. She was married to Reiner Lemberger in 1938 at Clark Mills. Mrs. Lemberger was a member of the Christian Mothers Altar Society of St. Michael Church and the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin Branch No. 147, Whitelaw. Survivors include her husband, a son, three daughters (Survivors omitted for privacy.); nine brothers, Arnold, of St. Nazianz, Jerome, of Oostburg, Paul, of Cleveland, Roland, of Rt. 1, Cato, and Herbert, Clarence, Reinhardt, Benjamin and Joseph, of Manitowoc; a sister, Mrs. Ervin Krizek, of Manitowoc and five grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 o'clock this Thursday afternoon where a wake service will be held at 8 o'clock. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. April 1, 1971


MARCELLA B. LEMBERGER Marcella B. Lemberger, age 89, of 2115 Cappaert Road, Manitowoc, died on Friday, Aug. 4, 2006, at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. Richard Klingeisen will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial with burial to follow in the parish cemetery. The former Marcella Swetlik was born on Jan. 1, 1917, in Kellnersville, daughter of the late Frank and Anna Shusta Swetlik. On Oct. 8, 1935, Marcella was married to John Lemberger at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Kellnersville. They farmed in the town of Cato until moving to Whitelaw. On July 23, 1994, John preceded Marcella in death. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and a member of the Christian Mothers. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed playing bingo, cards and baking. Marcella worked at various places including Two Rivers Day Care and Muench's Supper Club. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Marcella was preceded in death by her parents; husband John; one brohter, Fred (Martha) Swetlik; one sister, Elaine (Milton) Ladwig; one stepsister, Mary Ann (Vern) Gillingham; one stepbrother, Ray (Ann) Chasensky; three brothers-in-law: Reiner (Lorraine) Lemberger, Joseph (Gladys) Lemberger, Charles Bartuska; three sisters-in-law: Agnes (Joseph) Meidl, Martha Opichka, Mary (Richard) Herrmann. Relatives and friends may call at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Whitelaw, on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006, from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11 a.m. The Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home, Kellnersville, is assisting the family with arrangements. The Lemberger family would like to thank the friends and staff at Harmony West for their loving and compassionate care that was given to our mother over the last several years. Herald Times Reporter, Aug. 7, 2006



MARIE LEMBERGER Mrs. Joseph Lemberger, 67, a former Menominee Falls resident, died unexpectedly Sunday evening at Evansville, Ind., where she had resided the past four months. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Saur Funeral Home, Kellnersville, and at 11 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. Richard Heyman will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Lemberger, nee Marie Ellerman, was born Feb. 2, 1907, at Whitelaw, daughter of the late George and Mary Augustine Ellerman. She was married to Joseph Lemberger Sept. 25, 1937, at Milwaukee and resided in the Milwaukee area. Survivors include her husband, a son, (private), a daughter, (private), a sister, Mrs. Richard (Helen) Fischer, of Whitelaw and two grandchildren. Friends may call at Saur Funeral Home after 5 p.m. Wednesday, where the Rosary will be recited at 9 p.m. Herald Times Reporter Tuesday, April 2, 1974 pg. 3 **************** Lemberger Funeral Funeral services for Mrs. Joseph Lemberger, 67, of Evansville, Ind., who died Sunday, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Saur Funeral Home, Kellnersville, and at 11 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. Richard Heymen will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at Saur Funeral Home after 5 o'clock this Wednesday afternoon, where the Rosary will be recited at 9 o'clock. Herald Times Reporter Wednesday, April 3, 1974 pg. 3


MARY LEMBERGER Mrs. Joseph Lemberger, Sr., 68, died last night at the farm home near Whitelaw. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the home and at 9:30 at the St. Michael's church, Whitelaw. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Lemberger, nee Mary Fischer, was born in Cato in 1877 and in 1903 was married to Mr. Lemberger. They located on the present homestead. Survivors are the husband; three daughters, Mrs. Joseph Meindl, of Whitelaw, Mrs. Richard Hermann of route 1, Cato, and Mrs. Victor Opichka of route 2, Cato; three sons, Joseph, Jr., of route 1, Sawyer, John of Whitelaw, and Reinhardt on the home farm; two brothers, Joseph, of Whitelaw, Ferdinand, of this city; three sisters, Mrs. Anton Grall, Sr. of Whitelaw, Mrs. Peter Hartlaub, of route 1, Grafton, Mrs. Rose Brown, of route 1, Brillion; 20 granchildren and one great-grandchild. She was a member of the Christian Mothers, whose members will recite the rosary at eight o'clock tonight and the Catholic Kights who will recite the rosary Thursday night at the same hour. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, November 21, 1945 P.2


THERESA LEMBERGER Mrs Lemberger Passes; Leaves 62 Descendents - Well known resident of the city passes at advanced age last night. Mrs. Theresa Lemberger, 84, passed away last evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Buchner, after a lingering illness of some months. Death was brought about by infirmities incident to old age. Funeral services for Mrs. Lemberger will be held Friday morning at 8:45 from the Buchner home and at St. Michael's Church in Whitelaw, a solemn requiem high mass being celebrated. Burial will take place at Whitelaw where Mrs. Lemberger lived most of her life. Born in Germany March 1, 1843, Mrs. Lemberger who was Theresa Meyer before her marriage to Wolfgang Lemberger 60 years ago, came to this country at the age of 20 years, coming to Manitowoc County where she was wedded four years after her arrival. Mr and Mrs. Lemberger lived at Whitelaw until five years ago when they removed to this city to make their home with Joseph Buchner at 1209 South Eleventh street. Two years ago, Mr Lemberger passed away. Mrs. Lemberger leaves 61 descendants to mourn her passing. They are 37 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, five daughters and three sons. The daughters are Sisters Christina and Elizabeth of Silver Lake convent, and Sister Bartholomew of Nebraska and Mrs. Anton Paul of Sturgeon Bay and Mrs. Joseph Buchner of this city. The sons are, Wolfgang of St Peter's Minnesota, Anton and Joseph of Whitelaw. Three brothers also remain, being Martin Meyer of Whitelaw, Wolfgang Meyer of Clarks Mills and John Meyer of Germany. Manitowoc Herald Times - September 7, 1927 edition


WILLIAM LEMBERGER Auto Kills Whitelaw Boy, 10, in Village; Dies near Spot Where Father Also Lost Life. A 10 year old Whitelaw boy was struck and killed by an automobile late Monday afternoon near the spot where his father and two other persons perished in a head-on collision a little more than a year ago. William Lemberger, son of Mrs. Vivian Lemberger, was fatally injured when he was hit by the car of Robert V. O’Brien Jr., 37 year old Appleton advertising firm executive while walking on Highway 10 near the west edge of this village about 9:45 p.m.  (accident details omitted) The boy, a fifth grade student at St. Michael Catholic School here, was born at Manitowoc, October 1, 1946, son of the late Leo Lemberger and Vivian Stuiber Lemberger.  He was an altar boy and a member of the school basketball team.  Surviving, in addition to his mother, a brother, Michael and a sister, Bonnie, are his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Stuiber of Whitelaw and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Lemberger of Manitowoc.  Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc and at 10 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church in this village. The Rev. Harold Reidy will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times – Tuesday, December 18, 1956 – page 1 ******** (Wm. Lee Lemberger/d. 17 Dec. 1956 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)



WOLFGANG LEMBERGER SUDDEN DEATH COMES TO W. LEMBERGER Striken as He is Retiring Death came swiftly and unexpectedly to Wolfgang Lemberger at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Mr and Mrs Joseph Buchner, 1209 South Eleventh st, as he was preparing to retire for the night. The old gentleman had been about as usual yesterday, had supper with the family and spent the evening at home. At 7:45 he prepared to retire and was disrobing when he collapsed and was dead before those in the home could realize what had happened. The funeral will be held Thursday morning with services at St. Michael's church at Whitelaw at 10 o'clock and burial will be at Whitelaw cemetery. Born in Bavaria, September 16, 1848, Mr Lemberger would have been seventy -seven at his next birthday. He came to his country at the age of seven with his parents, the family settling in the country and at the age of seventeen he was married and settled on a farm at Whitelaw. This farm he turned over to the son, twenty three years ago, and moved to this city, where for sixteen years he had a home on Manila St. Five years he returned to the old farm where he made his home with his son for two years and three years ago with Mrs Lemberger he came to the city to make his home with Mr. and Mrs. Buchner. Besides the widow Mr. Lemberger is survived by three sons and five daughters, Wolfgang, Jr, who is a travelling salesman in Minnesota, Joseph of Cato, Sister Christina at the Holy Family convent, Sisters Elizabeth and Bartelme at West Point, Nebraska; Mrs Joseph Buchner of this city and Mrs. Anton Paul of Sturgeon Bay. Mrs. Grall a sister, thirty four grandchildren and ten great grandchildren also survive him. Manitowoc Herald Time - April 27, 1925 edition NOTE: (Anton Lemberger is the son not mentioned)


CAMERON E. LEQUA Funeral services for Cameron E. (Bud) Lequa, 49, of 1380 Wilmer Grove, East Troy, Wis., who died Saturday, will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Janssen Funeral Home, 2925 W. Lincoln Avenue., Milwaukee, and burial will be at St. Michael Cemetery, Whitelaw. He is survived by his wife, the former May Lou Stasiak, a daughter, Barbara, a son, David , a stepson, Richard, and brothers and sisters. Friends may call a the funeral home this Tuesday evening. Herald Times Reporter Tuesday, October 18, 1966 pg. 5 ******** (Cameron E. Lequa/d. 15 Oct. 1966 in Menominee Falls, Wis. from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


JOSEPH F. LINSMEIER Falls From Scoffold, Dies A county dairy farmer died at Holy Family Hospital Sunday afternoon of injuries received in a fall from a scaffold at his home Friday. The victim was Joseph Linsmeier, 34, of Rt. 1, Cato.  Dr. Theodore Teitgen, county coroner, said death was caused by a frontal skull fracture. Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Reedsville Funeral Home and 10 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw, the Rev. Francis Rose officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Linsmeier was born September 21, 1927, in the Town of Manitowoc Rapids, son of Frank and Mary Irlbeck Linsmeier of Whitelaw. He married the former Patricia Weber November 4, 1953 in Crivitz, Wis.  They had farmed in the Town of Manitowoc Rapids since.  He served in the army from March, 1951 to March, 1953 in Germany.  He was a member of the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin and St. Michael Holy Name Society.  He was a Manitowoc Rapids assessor for two years. Survivors include his wife, four daughters, Lorraine, Carol, Marie and Gail and two sons, John and Howard at home; his parents, five brothers, Alois, Francis, Clems Linsmeier of rural Cato, Christ Linsmeier of rural Whitelaw and Norbert Linsmeier of Manitowoc; three sisters, Mrs. Edward Goehring of rural Cato, Mrs. Paul Neuser of Manitowoc and Mrs. James Toedter of Flint, Mich. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. by the Catholic Knights, Holy Name Society and the parish. Manitowoc Herald Times – Monday, May 18, 1964 – page 7



CLIFFORD E. LONDO Clifford E. Londo, age 79, formerly of Whitelaw, died on Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at North Ridge Medical and Rehabilitation Center, Manitowoc. Clifford was born April 10, 1930, at Jacksonport, son of the late Ezery and Helen (Ehlers) Londo. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict in the 5th Army Division, from 1949 until his discharge in 1953. On Aug. 8, 1953, Clifford married the former Marietta D. Mellott at Sturgeon Bay. She preceded him in death March 2, 2005. Clifford worked at the Manitowoc Company for many years until his retirement in 1995. He was a member of the Boiler Makers Union Local 443. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) He was preceded in death by his parents: wife: Marietta: son: David A. Londo: brother: Rolland Londo: and brother-in-law: Robert D. Mellott. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at the Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home, 1124 Main St.. Kellnersville. The Rev. Matt Simonar will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Michael's Cemetery, Whitelaw. Military graveside services will be accorded by the Kubale-O'Connell VFW Post 6179. Relatives and friends may call on Tuesday at the funeral home, from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Herald Times Reporter, May 23, 2009


DARRYL MANGIN Darryl "Pete" Mangin, age 71, of 326 Hoover St., Whitelaw, died unexpectedly, on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at his residence. Darryl was born on March 9, 1939, in Green Bay, son of the late Paul D.and Olive (Kiel) Mangin. He was a 1956 graduate of Reedsville High School and graduated from St. Norbert College in 1960 with a Bachelor's of Art in Business and Accounting. Darryl served in the U.S. Army Reserves Unit No. 334. Darryl had held various construction jobs, retiring in 2001 from Spancrete Construction of Valders after 24 years. On Sept. 6, 1965, he married the former Rita M. Fritsch at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Whitelaw. He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society, Whitelaw Sportsmen Club, and the Laborers International Union Local No. 330. He enjoyed hunting in Jackson County for 55 years, ice fishing, bowling, playing cards, watching the Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers. Darryl also enjoyed playing fast pitch for Braunies and attending the Hodag. He thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) He was preceded in death by his parents: Paul D. and Olive Mangin; three sisters and two brothers-in-law: Laverne (Kenneth) Hennessey, Gloria Mangin; Lillian Mangin, Donald Rohan; two brothers and two sisters-in-law: Daniel (Margaret) Mangin, Lloyd Mangin, Nancy Cohan; father-in-law and mother-in-law: William and Florence Fritsch. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Whitelaw. The Rev. David Zimmerman will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial with burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Relatives and friends may call on Sunday at the Reinbold and Pfeffer Family Funeral Home in Kellnersville from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at church on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. A prayer service will be held on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Herald Times Reporter, Dec. 11, 2010


GEORGE MARLBOROUGH DEATH ROBS HOME OF AN ONLY CHILD George Marlborough, aged 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Marlborough of Whitelaw, died Thursday afternoon at the Holy Family hospital, the demise being due to complications following an operation for appendicitis which he had undergone. The funeral was held this morning with services at St. Michael's church at Whitelaw, Rev. Pufahl officiating and burial was made at the church cemetery. The dead boy was the only child in the family. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. March 17, 1928 P. 2 ******** Whitelaw news: George Marlborough, who died Thursday at Holy Family hospital was buried Saturday at Whitelaw cemetery. Funeral mass and sermon were read by the Rev. Father Pufahl of St. Michael’s church. George will be sadly missed by his parents, relatives and friends for his death leaves a void not easily filled. Kind, loving, gentle and faithful, his first thoughts were for the solicitude of others comfort. To the sorrowing parents from whom earth’s dearest treasure has been taken we extend our heartful sympathy. Manitowoc Herald News, Thursday, March 22, 1928, Page 10 ******** (George D. Marlborough/d. 15 Mar. 1928 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


JAMES MARLBOROUGH James W. Marlborough, 70, a native of the county, died Friday night at Riverview hospital, Wisconsin Rapids, where he had been a patient one week. Mr. Marlborough, who is superintendent of erection for the Wisconsin Bridge and Iron company, Milwaukee, was at Wisconsin Rapids to repair a bridge which he supervised erection of 40 years ago. He had been on this wowrk the past two months. Funeral services will be held Monday at 9 a.m. from the Marlborough home, Whitelaw and at 9:30 from the St. Michael's church, Whitelaw. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Marlborough was born in Whitelaw in 1867 and when a young man entered the employ of the Wiscosnin Bridge and Iron company. He was with the company 51 years. He organized and headed the Square Deal Oil company, which operates stations in this city. He belonged to the Clinton, Iowa, council Knights of Columbus, being a 25-year member. He was also a member of the Cato Catholic Order of Foresters. Suvivors are a daughter, Mrs. Jerome Martin, Whitelaw; three brothers, George, Cato, Patrick and Peter, Whitelaw; three sisters, Mary and Nell, Whitelaw; Mrs. Anna Halloran, Chicago. The body may be viewed at the Pfeffer funeral home tonight after seven o'clock and will be moved to Whitelaw Sunday morning. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, June 19, 1937 P. 4


JOHN J. MARLBOROUGH John Marlborough birth: 1874 Franklin, Man. Co., Wis. death: 7 September 1900 Depue, Illinois burial: Whitelaw, Wis. residence: 1900 Franklin, Man. Co., Wis. father: George Marlborough mother: Margaret Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


MARGARET MARLBOROUGH CO. PIONEER IS DEAD AT HOME AT WHITELAW Mrs. Margaret Marlborough, nee Meade, died at the home at Whitelaw Saturday night, aged 84. Death was due to infirmities incident to old age. The funeral will be held at Whitelaw tomorrow morning at 9:30 o'clock with services at St. Michael's church. Mrs. Marlborough was born in Ireland and came to this country seventy years ago. She was married here sixty-five years ago and ten children were born to the couple, eight of whom are still living. The husband died twenty years ago. The children who survive are Thomas, Patrick, George, Peter, Mary and Ellen, all living at home and the immediate vicinity, James of Detroit and Mrs. Hugh Saloran of this city. Several grandchildren also survive. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. May 22, 1922 P. 1 ********* (Margaret Marlborough/d. 20 May 1922 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


MARY C. MARLBOROUGH BRING BODY TO WHITELAW FOR BURIAL Mrs. James Marlborough Former Resident Dies at Milwaukee Mrs. James Marborough, a former resident of Whitelaw and wife of James Marborough, superintendent for the Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co., Milwaukee, died at Milwaukee Wednesday and the body will be brought here for burial at her former home at Whitelaw. Mrs. Marlborough's death was due to appendicitis, and followed an illness of but few days. Messages announcing her demise reached friends here Wednesday night. Mrs. Marlborough was 38 years of age and was formerly a teacher in the schools here. She was a graduate of Milwaukee Normal. Mrs. Marborough is survived by her husband, her mother and brothers and sisters. The funeral will be held at Whitelaw Saturday. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Thursday, January 2, 1913 P.1


MARY MARLBOROUGH (d. 1939) Miss Mary Marlborough, 80, died Saturday at the home of her brother, Pat Marlborough, at Whitelaw. She suffered a heart ailment. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the home and at 9:30  at St. Michael’s Catholic church at Whitelaw with burial in the church cemetery. The body was removed to the Marlborough home from the Pfeffer Funeral Home on Sunday afternoon and is lying in state at Whitelaw.  Miss Marlborough was born at Cato on September 21st, 1859 and spent her entire life in this county. She is survived by three brothers, Pat of Whitelaw, Peter of Manitowoc Rapids and George of Clarks Mills and two sisters, Miss Nell Marlborough of Whitelaw and Mrs. Anna Halloran of Chicago. Manitowoc Herald Times – Monday, Oct. 9, 1939, page 2


MICHAEL MARLBOROUGH Michael Marlborough birth: 1864 Cato, Wis. death: 22 December 1900 Franklin, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Whitelaw, Wis. residence: 1900 Franklin, Manitowoc Co., Wis. father: George Marlborough mother: Margaret Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


NELL MARLBOROUGH Aged Woman is Killed by Auto Miss Nell Marlborough is Victim at Crossing; 2 Companions Injured Three women were injured, one fatally, last night when they were hit by a car as they crossed North 8th Street at State Street after alighting from a city bus.  Driver of the car was George L. Haelfrisch, 37, of 1132 A Wisconsin Ave. Miss Nell Marlborough, 71, of 415 North 5th Street, died less than four hours after the accident at the Holy Family Hospital.  (accident details omitted) Miss Marlborough was a lifelong resident of the county. A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Marlborough, she was born in Franklin in 1869.  Practically her entire life was spent on a farm in the town and in the village of Whitelaw.  Last September she came to this city and made her home with Mrs. P.J. McCully of 415 North 5th Street.  Survivors are three brothers, Patrick of this city, Pete of Manitowoc Rapids, George of Clarks Mills, sister, Mrs. Anna Halloran of Chicago. The body will lie in state at the Pfeffer Funeral Home from 4 o’clock Saturday  afternoon until Sunday morning when it will be removed to the Jerome Martin resident at Whitelaw.  Mrs. Martin is a niece of Miss Marlborough. The funeral will be held Mondaymorning at 9:15 o’clock at the Martin home and at 9:30 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church at Whitelaw with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Manitowoc Herald Times – December 27, 1940 - page 7 ******** (Nell Marlborough/d. 27 Dec. 1940 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


PATRICK MARLBOROUGH Patrick Marlborough, 72, died Sunday evening at 7:15 o'clock at the Holy Family hospital following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock from the Pfeffer funeral home and at 9:30 from St. Michael's Catholic church in Whitelaw with the Rev. J>W. Husslein officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Marlborough was born Sept. 20, 1871 in the town of Franklin. He operated a farm in that town until three years ago when he came to this city to make his home at the Holy Family hospital. He never married. He was a member of the Holy Name society. Survivors are one brother, George of Clarks Mills and one sister, Mrs. Anna Hallorn of Madison. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Tuesday. The body may be viewed from 10 a.m. Tuesday to the time of the services. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, December 13, 1943 pg. 3 ******** (Patrick Marlborough/d. 11 Dec. 1942 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


PAULINE MARLBOROUGH Mrs. Paula Marlborough, 78, for the past six years a resident of Shady Lane Home, Manitowoc, died Friday evening at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, where she had been moved following a coronary attack. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc and at 10 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. Francis Rose will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. She was born Paula Jaeger, February 5, 1880, in Germany. She came to this county as a young girl, settling in Manitowoc, moving to Whitelaw in 1912. Mrs. Marlborough was employed as one of the first nurses at Maple Crest Sanitarium until her marriage to Peter J. Marlborough in November, 1912. The couple operated a farm at Whitelaw, then moving to Manitowoc Rapids and residing there until the death of Mr. Marlborough in 1943. Survivors include a brother, Fred of Minneapolis, a sister, Mrs. Elsa Witteg of Milwaukee and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Monday, where the rosary will be recited at 9 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times - Saturday, December 6, 1958 - page 13 ******** (/d. 4 Dec. 1958 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)



PETER MARLBOROUGH (d. 1943) Peter Marlborough, retired Franklin farmer, died Tuesday at a Madison hospital, where he had been a patient. Funeral services will be held Friday at 8:30 a.m. from the Pfeffer Funeral Home and at nine o’clock from the St. Paul’s Catholic church. Burial will be in St. Michael’s cemetery at Whitelaw.  Mr. Marlborough was born in Franklin in 1879 and for years was engaged in farming. He married in 1916. The couple retired in 1938 and moved to Manitowoc Rapids.  He was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters. Survivors are the widow, Paula; two brothers, George of Clarks Mills and Patrick of this city, sister, Mrs. Anna Halloran of Madison. The body may be viewed from tonight on at the funeral home, where the rosary will be recited Thursday evening at seven o’clock. Manitowoc Herald Times – Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1943 – page 2 ******** (Peter Marlborough/d. 2 Nov. 1943 in Madison, Wis. from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


BERNICE M. MARTIN Mrs. Jerome Martin, 62, of Whitelaw, died at 5:05 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, where she had been a patient four days. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. Francis D. Rose will officiate at the solemn requiem high mass and burial will be in the church cemetery. The former Bernice Marlborough was born May 6, 1900 at Milwaukee, daughter of the late James W. and Anna Pankratz Marlborough. She was married to Jerome Martin at St. Michael Catholic Church December 26, 1936 and always resided in Whitelaw. Mrs. Martin attended St. Joseph Academy at Green Bay and the College of St. Catherine at Minneapolis. She studied a year in post graduate work at Columbia University where she received her master’s degree. Mrs. Martin taught schools at DePere and Valders. She was a member of Christian Mothers Altar Society of St. Michael Church, Manitowoc County Homemakers and Altrua Club. Surviving is her husband, Jerome A. Martin, Chairman of the Manitowoc County Board of Supervisors. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. Sunday where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. by Christian Mothers Altar Sociey and at 8 p.m. by Father Rose and members of St. Michael Parish. Manitowoc Herald Times - Saturday, Nov. 10, 1962 - page 3 ******** (Bernice Martin/d. 10 Nov. 1962 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)



JEROME MARTIN Funeral services for State Senator Jerome A. Martin, 68, of 1339 N. Ninth St., Manitowoc, who died Thursday at Madison, will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 2 p.m. at Holy Innocents Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Leo J. Schmitt will officiate and burial will be in St. Michael church Cemetery, Whitelaw. Senator Martin was born Sept. 24, 1908, in the Town of Rockland, Brown County, son of the late Michael and Antionette Quatsoe Martin. He was graduated from East DePere High School and attended St. Norbert College. He married Bernice Marlborough Dec. 26, 1936. The couple resided at Whitelaw. She preceded him in death on Nov. 10, 1962. He married Lillian Boeckman Sept. 3, 1964, moving to Manitowoc in 1973. Mr. Martin formerly operated Square Deal Oil Co. of Whitelaw and Manitowoc and was also a director of the Manitowoc County Bank. He served on the Manitowoc County Board of Supervisors from 1958 to 1970 and was Board chairman from 1962 to 1970. He was also president of the Village of Whitelaw from 1969 to 1971. Mr. Martin was elected to the First Senate District seat in 1970 and was re-elected in 1974. He was a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 710, a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, past president of Manitowoc Lions Club, past president of the Serra Club of Manitowoc County, a member of Elks Lodge No. 687, a member of Eagle Aerie No. 706, a member of the Manitowoc Yacht Club and Manitowoc County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League. Survivors include his wife, a brother, Pat, of Madison, two sisters Mrs. Emil (Josephine) Smits, of DePere and Mrs. Frank (Gen) Bailey, of Riverside, Calif., and nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. Sunday until the time of service. A prayer service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday by friends and relatives, Knights of Columbus, Catholic Order of Foresters, Serra Club and Daughters of Isabella. Herald Times Reporter Friday, January 28, 1977 pg. 3 ********** (24 Sep 1908/Jan 1977/SSDI)


DANIEL MAYER Funeral services for Daniel Mayer, four week old son of Curt and Janet Stueber Mayer, of Whitelaw, who died Thursday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, were held Friday morning at Reedsville Funeral Home, Reedsville. The Rev. Richard Heyman officiated and burial was in St. Michael Cemetery, Whitelaw. Herald Times Reporter, Friday, October 1, 1976


ANNA MAYERL From Der Nord Westen, 30 Apr. 1908: Death Tuesday evening last week of Mrs. Anna Mayerl in Town Franklin. The deceased, who reached the age of 68, came from Germany to America more than 40 years ago. She is survived by her husband and 6 children. The funeral was held Friday in Whitelaw. ********** Death year below is off 1 yr..buried in Whitelaw, was about age 69. 1900 census, Franklin, Wis-Annie Meryel age 60, b. Jul 1939, Bohemia. 7 births, 6 living. Husband John, b. May 1828 Bohemia. 3 children at home: Annie, Frank, & William


EMILY MAYERL Mrs. Frank J. Mayerl, 65, died Monday afternoon at the farm home in the town of Franklin. She had been ill for several months. Funeral services will be held at 8:45 a.m. Thursday the Mittnacht Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. John Husselein will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. The former Emily Weis was born Oct. 19, 1887, in the village of Whitelaw and attended St. Michael parochial school. She was a member of the Christian Mothers Society. She was married in 1906. Her husband died in 1951. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. William Delsmann of Rt. 2, Manitowoc, Mrs. Margaret Spanbauer of Oshkosh and Mrs. Helen Scott on the home farm; two sons, John of Ashland, Wis., and Joseph of Kaukauna; a brother, John Weis of Andale, Kans.; a sister, Mrs. John Goodman of Boyd, Wis., and seven grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday. The rosary will be recited by the Christian Mothers Society at 8 p.m. Tuesday and by the congregation at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. Tuesday, April 28, 1953 P. 2 ******** (Emily Mayerl/d. 27 Apr. 1953 from records of St. Michael's Whitelaw)


FRANK MAYERL Frank J. Mayerl, 73, died Wednesday morning at the farm home in the town of Franklin. Funeral services will be held at 8:45 a.m. Saturday at the Mittnacht Funeral Home in Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. at the St. Michael Catholic Church in Whitelaw. The Rev. John Husslein will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. He was born in 1878 on the home farm in the town of Franklin. In 1906, he married Emily Weis. Survivors are the wife, three daughters, Mrs. William Delsmann of Route. 2, Manitowoc, Mrs. Margaret Spanbauer of Oshkosh, and Mrs. Helen Scott at home; two sons, John of Valders and Joseph of Reedsville; seven grandchildren. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Michael Church and was a 50 year member of the Catholic Order of Foresters. Friends may call at the Mittnacht Funeral Home after 4 p.m. Thursday and the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times, November 7, 1951 P. 18 ******** (Frank Joseph Mayerl/d. 2 Nov. 1951 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


ROSE MAYERL DEATH CLAIMS LIFE OF YOUNG GIRL AT CATO A promising young life was ended by the death of Rose Mayerl, 13 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mayerl of Cato. She had been in poor health for several months but only during the last month it became evident that all efforts to save her would be of no avail, and that it would be only a question of time when the grim reaper would take his toll. Besides her parents, she is survived by three sisters and two brothers. Interment took place Monday morning at Whitelaw from St. Michael's church, Rev. Pufahl officiating. Friends and relatives from a distance who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. William Mayerl of Green Bay, Mrs. Francis Mayerl of Manitowoc, Mr. and Mrs. Goodman of Boyd, Mr. and Mrs. Padlesack, Miss Padlesack, Mr. and Mrs. Spanbauer of Oshkosh, Mr. Christensen and Miss Mayme Mayerl of Neenah, Mrs. Taushek and children of Iron Mountain and Henry Mayerl and son of Antigo. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. Tuesday, June 12, 1928 P. 2


WILLIAM MAYERL William Mayerl, 57, town of Franklin farmer, died today at the home of a brother, Frank, in the town of Franklin, after a long illness. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 9 a.m. at the St. Michael's Catholic church, Whitelaw. The body will be taken to the home Friday morning and may be viewed there. Mr. Mayerl was born May 30, 1881, in the town of Franklin. He never married, and he made his home with his brother. Survivors are two brothers, Frank of Franklin, and Henry of Antigo, and one sister, Mrs. Anna Hinds of Stockton, Calif. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. Thursday, August 25, 1938 P. 2


BLASIUS MEIDL (d. 1917) Funeral services for Blasius W. Meidl, 65, Whitelaw lumber merchant, who died Tuesday night at the Holy Family hospital here, will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. from the St. Michaels Catholic church at Whitelaw. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Meidl operated the Whitelaw Lumber Co. for 40 years. He is survived by his wife, six daughters and three sons. The body is at the Meidl home in Whitelaw. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, June 29, 1944 P. 16 ********* Blasius W. Meidl, of Franklin and Mary Zipperer, of Cato, have been granted a license to wed. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Saturday, May 2, 1903 P. 1


BLASIUS MEIDL (d. 1944) Blasius W. Meidl, 65, Whitelaw lumber merchant, died Tuesday night at the Holy Family hospital, following a week's illness. Funeral services will be held Friday at 9:15 a.m. from the home in Whitelaw and at 9:30 from St. Michael's Catholic church with interment in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Meidl was born in the town of Franklin and 40 years ago founded the Whitelaw Lumber company which he operated until taken ill. He was a member of the Holy Name society and the Catholic knights of Wisconsin. In 1903 he married Miss Mary Zipperer. She survives with six daughters, Mrs. Louis Rugowski and Ethel, of this city, Mrs. Walter Bentley Jr. and Mrs. William Wedegertner, of Whitelaw, Mrs. Frank Kaderabek of Branch, Mrs. Robert Schindhelm, of Columbus, Ohio; three sons, Joseph, of Whitelaw, Vincent Meidl stationed at Geiger Field, Wash., Rudolph Meidl, stationed at Great Lakes, Ill., brother, John, of Phlox, Wis., sister, Mrs. John Schamburek, of Whitelaw; and 19 grandchildren. The body was removed to the Meidl home this afternoon from the Pfeffer funeral home and may be viewed there until the hour of the services. The rosary will be recited Thursday evening at eight o'clock at the home. Manitowoc Herald Times Wednesday, June 28, 1944 pg. 2 ********** (Blasius Meidl/d. 27 June 1944 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


DOMINIC MEIDL Private funeral services for Dominic Meidl, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Meidl, of Whitelaw, who was born Monday and died Tuesday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, were at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The Rev. Francis Rose officiated and burial was in St. Michael Catholic Church cemetery. Surviving in addition to the parents are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Meidl of Whitelaw, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Pritzl of Reedsville, the material great-grandmother, Mrs. May Meidl of Whitelaw and the paternal great-grandfather, Joseph Lemberger of Whitelaw. Manitowoc Herald Times - Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1959 - page 11 ******** (Dominic Meidl/d. 29 Dec. 1959 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


MARGERETHA MEIDL From Der Nord Westen, 27 Apr. 1905: A 2-mo. old daughter of Michael Meidl in Whitelaw died Fri. and was buried Monday.


MARY MEIDL Mrs. Mary Meidl, 80, a life-long Manitowoc County resident, who lived at the home of her son-in-law and daughter Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bentley of Whitelaw the past 17 years, died at 3:20 a.m. Thursday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. She had been a patient there the past two months. Funeral services will be at 9:45 a.m. Saturday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw, the Rev. Francis D. Rose will be celebrant of the solemn requiem high Mass. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Meidl was born Mary Zipperer on Feb. 10, 1882, in the Town of Manitowoc Rapids, a daughter of the late George and Frances Schuh Zipperer. She was married May 26, 1903, at Whitelaw, to Blasius Meidl. She was a member of Christian Mothers Society of St. Michael Church, Catholic Knights of Wisconsin and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. Survivors include two sons, Joseph and Rudolph of Whitelaw; six daughters, Mrs. Ben Spevacek of Manitowoc, Mrs. Frank Kaderabek of Branch, Mrs. William Wedegartner of Manistique, Mich., Mrs. Robert Schindhelm of Appleton, Mrs. Bernard Stiefvater of Odessa, Tex., Mrs. Walter Bentley of Whitelaw; a sister, Miss Frances Zipperer of Manitowoc; 36 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in death June 27, 1944. A son, Vincent, also preceded her in death. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, February 22, 1962 P. 15 ******** (Mary Meidl/d. 22 Feb. 1962 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


MICHAEL MEIDL (d. 1925) Michael Meidl, Town of Franklin Pioneer Dies Michael Meidl, lifelong resident of the town of Franklin, died at the family home yesterday after an illness of six months. The funeral will be held Friday morning with services at St. Michael’s Catholic Church at Whitelaw at 9 o’clock. Born in the town of Franklin fifty eight years ago, Mr. Meidl had always made his home there. He was married about twenty-seven years ago and is survived by his widow and nine children; Mrs. Louis Zipperer of Whitelaw, Mrs. Frank Reimer, Franklin and Mrs. Frank Reiss of Reedsville, Theresa, Michael Jr., Margaret, Louis, John and Alphonse at home. Three sisters and two brothers also survive. Manitowoc Herald News - Thursday, June 11, 1925 - page 2 ******** (Michael Meidl/d. 10 June 1925 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


MICHAEL MEIDL (d. 1961 Michael Meidl, 53, of Whitelaw, died at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, from injuries sustained in an industrial accident at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Weyerhauser Co., 2008 S 18th St. , Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Reedsville Funeral Home, and at 10 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw, where a solemn requiem high mass will be celebrated. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Meidl was born July 6, 1907, at Whitelaw, son of the late Michael and Theresa Meyer Meidl. He married Viola Heinrichs July 6, 1927 at St. Joseph Church, Silver Lake, Manitowoc county. He was employed as a shipping clerk at Weyerhauser Co. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Michael. Two sisters preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, three sons, Norbert of Rt. 4, Manitowoc, Michael Jr., of Whitelaw and James of Manitowoc; a daughter, Nancy Ann at home; three brothers, Louis of Whitelaw, John of Weyawega, Waupaca County and Alphonse of Manitowoc; three sisters, Mrs. Michael Reimer of Rt. 1, Whitelaw, Mrs. Louis Zipperer of Rt. 1, Cato and Mrs. Joseph Sittman of Rt. 2, Cato and nine grandchildren. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. by members of the parish. Manitowoc Herald Times - Saturday, April 15, 1961 - page 9 ******** (Michael Meidl/d. 14 Apr. 1961 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)



THERESA MEIDL funeral services for Mr. Theresa Meidl, 80, who died Saturday at the farm home in Whitelaw, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Saur Funeral home, Kellnersville, and at 10 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. John W. Husslein will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Meidl, the former Theresa Meyer, was born July 17, 1872, in the Town of Franklin and was married to Mr. Meidl 60 years ago. They settled on a farm near Whitelaw which now is operated by a son, Louis, with whom she resided. Mr. Meidl died 27 years ago. The deceased was an honorary member of the Christian Mothers Society of St. Michael Church. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Louis Zipperer of Cato, Mrs. Mike Reimer of Whitelaw, Mrs. Barbara Reis of Greenville, Wis., and Mrs. Joseph Sittman of Rt. 2, Cato; four sons, Michael of Rt. 2, Cato, Louis and Alphonse on the home farm and John of Mishicot; two brothers, Frank of Whitelaw and Louis of Kiel; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Heinzen of Whitelaw; 42 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren. A daughter died 11 years ago. Friends may call at the Saur Funeral Home until the hour of services Tuesday. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, October 6, 1952 pg. 2 ******** (Theresa Meidl/d. 4 Oct. 1952 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


VINCENT J. MEIDL Joint funeral services fro both victims will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael Catholic church, Whitelaw. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Meidl was born in 1921, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Blasius Meidl. He enlisted in 1939 and served five and a half years in the India-China theater, and was honorably discharged with the rank of T/5. Since leaving the service he was employed by the Streu Construction company of Two Rivers, and prior to the accident had been employed with the firm on a paving project at Rhinelander. Meidl was a member of Holy Name society and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The latter group will conduct rites at the grave. Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Mary Meidl of Whitelaw; two brothers, (private); six sisters, (private). The rosary will be recited at the Meidl home at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, September 13, 1948 pg. 2


BARBARA MENLIK Mrs. Barbara Menlik, 85, of Whitelaw, a lifelong Manitowoc County resident, died Tuesday afternoon at Maple Crest Nursing Home, Whitelaw, where she had been a patient a week. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. Leo J. Schmidt will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. The former Barbara Meyer was born September 21, 1879, in the Town of Franklin, daughter of the late Martin and Barbara Gresl Meyer. She was married to Joseph Menlik at St. Michael Church September 27, 1903. He died October 16, 1949. Mrs. Menlik is survived by a sister, Mrs. Louise Heinzen of Whitelaw and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times - Wednesday, July 7, 1965 - page 11 ******** (Barbara Menlik/d. 6 July 1965 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


JOSEPH MENLIK Joseph J. Menlik, 78, retired Whitelaw hotel proprietor, died of a heart attack Sunday evening at his home in the village. Mr. Menlik was striken while attending Sunday morning mass at St. Michael Catholic Church in Whitelaw. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Menlik home and at 9:30 at St. Michael church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. He was born at Cato Falls in 1871 and spent his early life on the Menlik farm. In 1903 he married Miss Barbara Meyer and they operated the farm until 1909 when they moved to Whitelaw. He operated the Whitelaw Hotel in the village from 1917 until 1932. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of Whitelaw. Survivors are his wife, three sisters, Mrs. Frank Kubale and Mrs. John Vanderlewis of Reedsville and Mrs. Barbara Boetcher of Hammond, Ind., eight nephews and 11 nieces. The casket was taken to the Menlik home from the Mittnacht-Kollath Funeral Home this afternoon and the rosary will be recited at the Menlik home at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Manitowoc Herald Times - Monday, October 17, 1949 - page 2 ******** (Joseph J. Menlik/d. 16 Oct. 1959 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)



BARBARA MEYER Mrs. Barbara Meyer, wife of Martin Meyer of Whitelaw, died at the family home in that village last night after a lingering illness due to a complication of diseases incident to old age. She was born in Austria 66 years ago and came to this country and county at the age of twelve. She was married forty-nine years ago to the husband, who with nine children survive her. She is also srvived by forty-three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. The funeral will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock with service at the Catholic church at Whitelaw and interment at the village cemetery. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. April 7, 1920 P. 1


CAROLINE MEYER Mrs. Caroline A. Meyer, 84, of Whitelaw, died at 3:25 p.m. Tuesday at University Hospital, Madison, after a brief illness. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Reedsville Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. Dennis James of Salvatorian Fathers Seminary, St. Nazianz, will officiate at the solemn requiem Mass and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Meyer was born Caroline Vogel Jan. 28, 1877, at Whitelaw, daughter of the late Anton and Anna Grall Vogel. She was married to John M. Meyer April 19, 1909, at Whitelaw. He preceded her in death in 1948. Mrs. Meyer was a member of the Christian Mothers Society of St. Michael Church. Survivors include a son Francis of Nokomis, Fla.; four daughters, Mrs. Edwin Froehlich of Manitowoc, Mrs. Frank Skarda of Kellnersville, Mrs. Ruth Tikallsky of Mount Morris, Ill., and Mrs. John Satori of Rt. 1, Manitowoc; two brothers, Charles of Oconto and Jake of Whitelaw; two sisters, Mrs. Clara Meyer of Rte. 2., Cato, and Mrs. Anna Noe of Milwaukee; 15 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. by the Christian Mothers Society. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, January 18, 1961 ********* (Caroline Meyer/d. 17 Jan. 1961 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


CLARA MEYER (d. 1952) Mrs. Wolfgang Meyer, 71, of Whitelaw, died early Monday morning at the Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church in Whitelaw. The Rev. John Husslein will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Meyer, the former Clara Grall, was born in 1881 in Kiel. She lived in Manitowoc County all her life. In 1879, she was married to Mr. Meyer, who died in 1950. For the past year, Mrs. Meyer has been living with a daughter, Mrs. Peter Basel of Whitelaw. She was a charter member of the Christian Mothers Altar Society. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. William Koerner, of Rte. 1, Cato, Mrs. John Hoyer of Rte. 2, Brillion, Mrs. Kendall Berge of Rte. 1, Cato, and Mrs. Basel; five sons, George of Decatur, Ill., Anton of Rte. 1, Cato, Bernard of Quapaw, Okla., Roman of Rte 3, Manitowoc and Wilbert of Manitowoc; 19 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the Pfeffer Funeral Home after 3 p.m. Wednesday. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, June 2, 1952 ********* (Clara Meyer/d. 2 June 1952 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


CLARA M. MEYER (d. 1972) Mrs. Clara Meyer, 91, of Rt. 2, Cato, died Friday morning at Maple Crest Nursing Home, Whitelaw. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Reedsville Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. Richard Heymen will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Meyer was born Oct. 9, 1880, in the Town of Cato, daughter of the late Anton and Anna Grall Vogel. She was married to Joseph Meyer in 1901 at St. Michael Catholic Church. She was a charter member of the Christian Morthers Society of the church. Her husband preceded her in death in 1935. Survivors include six sons, Martin, Mark and Richard, of Manitowoc, Arthur, of Rt. 2, Reedsville, Ed, of Cato, and Walter, of Rt. 2, Cato; five daughters, Mrs. Charles (Josephine) Tomchek, of Van Nuys, Calif., Mrs. Carl (Helen) Linder, of Chicago, Mrs. Louis (Caroline) Hanna, of Rt. 2, Manitowoc, Mrs. Leonard (Monica) Kopidlansky, of Manitowoc and Mrs. Alice Sleger, of Rt. 2, Cato; a brother, Jake Vogel, of Whitelaw; a sister, Mrs. Anna Noe, of Milwaukee; 28 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren. A son, two brothers, a sister, two grandchildren and a great grandchild preceded her in death. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 p.m. Sunday, where a Wake service will be held at 8 p.m. and Christian Mothers Rosary after 8:30 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. October 6, 1972


FLORENCE MEYER (on Menlik lot) Mrs. Louis J. Meyer, nee Florence Logan, died early Saturday at her home in Kaukauna, following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held Monday at 9 a.m. from the St. Michael’s Catholic church at Whitelaw. Mrs. Meyer was born in Chicago in 1895 and moved to this county with the family in 1903. She was graduated from the County Normal School in 1913 and taught school in the county seven years. She was married in 1919 to Louis Meyer. They lived at Whitelaw several years and later moved to Kaukauna where Mr. Meyer operated a dairy. Survivors are the widower, son Gerald of Baltimore, Md., mother, Mrs. Charles Logan of this city; five brothers, John of Baraboo, Charles of Camp Polk, La., Harold of Chicago, Joseph and James of this city; four sisters, Mrs. Albert Burkart, Mrs. Fred Rappel, Mrs. Harold Schneider, of this city, Mrs. Elmer Glishmann of Seattle, Wash. The body will lie in state at the Pfeffer Funeral home from 7 o’clock tonight until the hour of the services and will leave the funeral home for Whitelaw at 8:15 a.m. Manitowoc Herald Times - Saturday, June 20, 1942 - page 4 ******** (Florence J. Meyer/d. 20 June 1942 in Kaukauna, Wis. from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)



FRANK MEYER (d. 1959) Frank Meyer, 77, of Rt. 1, Whitelaw died Thursday evening at his home following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. Francis Rose will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Meyer was born March 21, 1881, in the Town of Franklin, son of the late Martin and Barbara Gressel Meyer, and was a lifelong resident of Manitowoc County. He married the former Mary Reitmeyer Oct. 30, 1905, and prior to retirement in 1952, farmed the homestead farm, now operated by a son Raymond. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Sister Mary Ruth of St. Joseph parish, Waukesha, Mrs. Joseph Swoboda of Sheboygan, and Mrs. Arthur Nickels of Manitowoc; two sons, Clarence of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Raymond on the homestead farm; brother, Louis Meyer of Kiel; two sisters, Mrs. Barbara Menlik and Mrs. Louise Heinzen of Whitelaw; and nine grandchildren. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home where the Rosary will be prayed at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, January 30, 1959, p. 13 ****** (Frank I. Meyer/d. 29 Jan. 1959 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


GLENN MEYER Student Dies On Way To Hospital POTTER—Glenn E. Meyer, 16, Brillion High School football player, and basketball prospect, died unexpectedly at about 6? p.m. Tuesday while he was being rushed to Calumet Memorial Hospital. Meyer had complained of feeling ill at noon Monday while attending classes at Brillion High School where he was a junior and was given permission to go home. He remained in bed Tuesday and Tuesday afternoon when his mother made a routine check while he was napping, discovered he was having difficulty breathing. She called the family doctor who advised that he be rushed to the hospital. The boy died enroute in the family automobile. Calumet Coroner Leroy A. Hughes ordered an autopsy and reported that the boy had died of a form of pneumonia. Funeral services will be held at 9:45 a.m. Friday at Wieting Funeral Home, Brillion, and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. Francis Rose will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Meyer was born Dec. 30, 1942, at Manitowoc, son of Anton and Mayme Grall Meyer. He attended St. Michael parochial school at Whitelaw and after graduation entered Valders High School where he was enrolled for a year and a half. His parents then purchased the tavern at Potter and Glenn, transferred to Brillion High School where he was a member of the football squad and had been a candidate for this year’s basketball team. He was a member of St. Michael Parish and was affiliated with the Catholic Order of Foresters. Surviving are his parents; brother (private); sister, (private); maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Grall of Manitowoc; and a niece and nephew, (private). Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, November 18, 1959 ********** (Glenn Edward Meyer/d. 17 Nov. 1959 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


JOHN M. MEYER John M. Meyer, 65, Franklin farmer, died suddenly at the farm home Friday of a heart attack. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Reedsville Cooperative funeral home and at 9 o'clock at St. Michael Catholic church, Whitelaw, the Rev. John Husslein officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Meyer was born in Franklin in 1882 and in 1909 married Miss Caroline Vogel. She survives with four daughters, Mrs. John Satori of route 1, Manitowoc, Mrs. Rudy Tikalsky of Fond du Lac, Mrs. Frank Skarda of Kellnersville and Hildegarde at home; son, Francis of Red Granite, Wis.; three brothers, Frank of Franklin and Louis and W.M. Meyer of Whitelaw; four sisters, Mrs. Michael Meindl, Mrs. Ignatz Grall, Mrs. Joseph Mendlick and Mrs. John Heinzen all of Whitelaw; and 12 grandchildren. The body may be viewed at the funeral home after Sunday noon. Manitowoc Herald Times, Sunday, March 27, 1948 p.2 ******* (John M. Meyer/d. 26 Mar. 1948 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


JOSEPH A. MEYER (d. 1935) JOSEPH MEYER DIES AT HOME Town of Franklin Man Will Be Buried On Thursday Joseph A. Meyer, 57, died at his home in the Town of Franklin at 7:30 this morning as a result of a tumor of the brain. Funeral services will be held at St. Michael’s Church at Whitelaw on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Robert T. Pufahl will officiate. Mr. Meyer was born in the Town of Franklin on November 4, 1877. He came to his last place of residence 34 years ago. His life’s occupation was farming. On May 1, 1901, he married Clara Vogel. Survivors are the widow; five daughters, Mrs. Charles Tomchek, Milwaukee, Mrs. Carl Linder, Evanston, Ill., Carolina, Monica and Alice Meyer, at home; seven sons, Martin, Edmund, Herman, Marcus, Richard, Arthur and Walter Meyer, at home; four brothers, Wolfgang Meyer, Whitelaw, Frank and John Meyer, Franklin, Louis Meyer, Kaukauna; four sisters; Mrs. M. Meidl, Mrs. I. Grall, Mrs. J. Mendlick, and Mrs. J. Heinzen, Whitelaw. Mr. Meyer was a member of the St. Steven’s Society and a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters. The body will be removed from the Shimon funeral home to the house on Tuesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, April 22, 1935, p. 2


LOUIS MEYER (on Menlik lot) Louis J. Meyer, 66, of 1022 Sixth St. Kiel, died Saturday evening at Memorial Hospital, Sheboygan, where he had been a patient for a month. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Meiselwite Funeral Home, Kiel, the Rev. Francis Rose, pastor of St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw, officiating. Burial will be at 11 a.m. in the church cemetery. Mr. Meyer was born October 7, 1894 at Whitelaw, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Martin Meyer and married Florence Logan of Grimms in 1920. They lived at Kaukauna for a number of years where he was in the dairy business. She preceded him in death in 1942. He married Mrs. Annette Burke of Manitowoc, April 7, 1951, and they resided in Kiel, where he operated a home construction business. Six sisters and six brothers preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, a son, Gerald Meyer of Folsom, Calif., two stepsons, Richard Burke of Chicago and Philip Burke of Sacramento, Calif., two sisters, Mrs. Barbara Menlik and Mrs. Louis Heinzen of Whitelaw and 11 grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home until the time of service. Manitowoc Herald Times - Monday, March 27, 1961 - page 13 ******** (Louis Jos. Meyer/d. 25 Mar. 1961 in Sheboygan, Wis. from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)



MARTIN MEYER MARTIN MEYER DIES, 87 YEARS Prominent Whitelaw Pioneer To Be Buried Saturday Ill for the past two weeks at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. A. Heinzen, Whitelaw, Martin Meyer, 87, a resident of the county for close to 70 years, died this evening. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. from St. Michael’s church at Whitelaw of which he was a charter member and founder. Born in Czechoslovakia in 1845, Mr. Meyer emigrated to America when a young man. He settled at Whitelaw in 1866 and since resided there. He was married to Barbara Gresl in 1871. She died 13 years ago. Since then, he resided with his daughter. Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Theresa Meidl, Mrs. Ignatz Grall, Mrs. Joseph Mendlick, and Mrs. John Heinsen, all of Whitelaw; sons, W. M. Meyer, Joseph Frank, John of Whitelaw, and Louis of Kaukauna; a brother, Wolfgang, of Clarks Mills; 54 grandchildren and 53 great grandchildren. The deceased was a member of the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, June 30, 1933


MAYME MEYER Mrs. Anton (Mayme) Meyer, 72, of Whitelaw, died late Thursday afternoon at Maple Crest Nursing Home, Whitelaw. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Saur Funeral Home, Kellnersville, and 11 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. Richard Heymen will officiate with burial in the parish cemetery. Mrs. Meyer, nee Mayme Grall, was born Aug. 23, 1903, at Whitelaw, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Zipperer Grall. She was married to Anton Meyer Nov. 27, 1929, at Whitelaw. She was a member of St. Michael Christian Mothers Society. Survivors include her husband; a son, (private); a daughter, (private); two brothers, Edward and Paul Grall, of Manitowoc; three sisters, Mrs. John Braun and Mrs. Benjamin Kohlbeck, of Manitowoc, and Mrs. Harvey Kohlbeck of Whitelaw; and six grandchildren. A son Glenn preceded her in death Nov. 17, 1959. A brother and three sisters also preceded her in death. Friends may call at Saur Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday where a prayer service will be at 7:30 p.m. by Father Heymen and members of Christian Mothers Society. Herald Times Reporter, February 27, 1976, p. 3


WOLFGANG MEYER (d. 1950) Wolfgang M. Meyer, 74 (photo), retired Whitelaw tavern keeper and farmer, died suddenly last night at his home. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Meyer homestead and at 10 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic church in Whitelaw. The Rev. John Husslein will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Meyer was born in 1875 in the town of Franklin. In 1899 he married Clara Grall and the couple celebrated its golden wedding anniversary last October. Survivors are the wife; four daughters, Mrs. Will Koerner of route 1, Cato, Mrs. John Hoyer of Brillion, Mrs. Peter Basel of Whitelaw and Mrs. Kenal Berge of route 1, Cato; five sons, George and Bernard of Decatur, Ill., Anton and Roman of Whitelaw, and Wilbert of Brillion; two brothers, Louis and Frank of Whitelaw; four sisters, Mrs. Mike Meidl, Mrs. Ignatz Grall, Mrs. Joseph Menlik and Mrs. John Heinzen of Whitelaw; and 17 grandchildren. The casket will be moved from the Pfeffer funeral home to the Meyer home to lie in state after 6 p.m. Saturday. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Sunday. Mr. Meyer was a member of the Holy Name Society. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, April 28, 1950 P.2 ********* MEYER—Wolfgang M., 74, of Whitelaw, died suddenly Thursday night at his home. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the homestead and at 10 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church at Whitelaw, Rev. John Husslein officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be moved from the Pfeffer funeral home to the Meyer home to lie in state until time of services Monday. Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Sunday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, April 29, 1950 ******** (Wolfgang M. Meyer/d. 27 Apr. 1950 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


CATHERINE RUTH MITTNACHT (Catherine Mittnacht /d 5 Sept 1901 Record of St. Michaels Whitelaw) Her full name was Catherine Ruth Mittnacht. ********* Manitowoc Daily Herald Sept 5 1901: "Catherine, the four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mittnacht died this morning at the Family residence. The little one was born August 1 1897 and was a bright child. Ten days ago the illness that caused death came on and grew steadily more serious. Burial will take place at Pine Grove." (information sent in by researcher/see contributors page) ********* From Der Nord Westen, 12 Sep. 1901: A 4-yr. old daughter of Peter Mittnacht here died Thurs. after an illness of 10 days. The funeral was held Sat. at the Catholic Cemetery in Pine Grove.


CATHERINE MITTNACHT (d. 1946) Miss Katherine Mittnacht, 59, died yesterday at the home of her brother, John, of 620 South 16th Street, following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at the Pfeffer funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. at the St. Michael's church in Whitelaw, the Rev. John Husslein officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Miss Mittnacht was born in 1887. She and her brother operated a farm in Manitowoc Rapids until six months ago when they moved to Manitowoc. Only survivor is the brother, John Mittnacht. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 8 o'clock this evening. Manitowoc Herald Times - Friday, Nov. 29, 1946 - page 2



CHILD OF J. MITTNACHT From Der Nord Westen, 07 Jan. 1892: Death on Sat. of the 2 yr. 2 mo. old child of farmer J. Mittnacht who lives on Menasha Road. The child, who died of diphtheria, was buried Mon. in Pine Grove.


GEORG MITTNACHT From Der Nord Westen, 05 Mar. 1891: Death on Sat. of Georg Mittnacht in the home of his son in Manitowoc Rapids. He was born in Iggersheim, Oberamt Mergentheim, Württemberg, and reached the age of 68 yrs. 5 mos. The funeral was yesterday morning at the Catholic Cemetery in Pine Grove.


JOHN MITTNACHT (d. 1951) John Mittnacht, 64, of 62 South 16th Street, Manitowoc, retired farmer, died Sunday at the Holy Family Hospital, following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at the Mittnacht Funeral Home, Manitowoc and at 10:30 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. John Husslein will officiate and interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. There will be military rites at the grave by the American Legion. He was born in Manitowoc Rapids in 1887 and worked with his father on the homestead farm near Whitelaw. On the death of his father 25 years ago, he took over the farm and four years ago moved to Manitowoc with his sister, Katherine. The latter died a few months later. Mr. Mittnacht, who served in World War I never married. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of Whitelaw. During his residence in Manitowoc, he was a night watchman at the Schuette Bros. Company store until taken ill. Only survivors are ten first cousins. Friends may call at the funeral home where the rosary will be recited at 8 o’clock Monday evening. Manitowoc Herald Times - Monday, May 28, 1951 - page 2 ******** (John Mittnacht/d. 27 May 1951 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)



KATHERINE MITTNACHT Mrs. Katherine Mittnacht, 81, died early this morning at the home of her son, John, Cato route 1. She had been ill for two weeks. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning, at 9:30 o'clock from the Pfeffer funeral home and at 10 o'clock from St. Michael's Catholic church in Whitelaw with the Rev. J.W. Husslein officiating. Interment will be made in the adjoining cemetery. Mrs. Mittnacht, nee Katherine Saurer, was born Oct. 7, 1861, in Germany and came to this country with her parents when she was seven years old. She was married to John Mittnacht who died in 1925. Survivors are one daughter, Miss Katherine at home; and one son, John, on the homestead. The body may be viewed at the funeral home from Sunday evening to the time of the funeral. The rosary will be recited there by the members of the Christian Mothers Society, of which she was a member, at 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, July 3, 1943


AGNES MUENCH Mrs. Louis Meunch, 32, of Whitelaw, died early today at the Holy Family Hospital, following a short illness. Funeral services will be held at 8:45 a.m., Tuesday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 9:30 at St. Michael’s Church, Whitelaw, the Rev. John Husslein officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Born Agnes Vondrachek in Reedsville in 1915, she was married to Mr. Muench in 1937. Survivors are the husband; two sons, Joseph and Alois at home, parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Vondrachek of Reedsville; two brothers, Joseph of this city and Charles of Route 1, Reedsville; sister, Mrs. Walter Nollan of Neenah. The body may be viewed at the funeral home from Sunday afternoon until the hour of services. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times - Saturday, June 28, 1947 - page 2 ******** (Agnes Muench/d. 28 June 1947 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


ALOIS MUENCH LOUIS MUENCH DIES TUESDAY Town of Cato Resident Will be Buried on Saturday Louis J. Muench, 52, resident of the Town of Cato for 45 years, died in this city Tuesday at 3 p.m. after an illness of one week. He was born in Germany, June 19, 1883 and came to this county with his parents when he was seven years old. They settled on a farm two and one half miles south of Whitelaw and Mr. Muench continued to operate the farm after his parents retired. He married Anna Riederer October 8, 1907 at Clarks Mills. The survivors are the widow and eight children, Mrs. Agnes Kocian, Manitowoc Route 2, Bernard and Oscar, Manitowoc, Lucille, Louis Jr., Richard, Norbert and Walter, all at home; three brothers, Joseph, Frank and Charles, all of Antigo, and two sisters, Mrs. Albert Lohse and Mrs. Lester Kugler, both of Manitowoc. The body was to be removed to the residence later this afternoon from the Pfeffer Funeral Home. Manitowoc Herald Times - Wednesday, August 14, 1935 - page 2


ANNA MUENCH Mrs. Anna Muench, 72, of Whitelaw, lifelong resident of Manitowoc County, died Wednesday at the farm home on the outskirts of the village following a heart attack. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw, the Rev. John Husslein will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. She was born Anna Riederer at Clarks Mills in 1881 and in 1908 was married to Louis Muench. They located on a farm near Whitelaw. Her husband died in 1935. She was a member of the Christian Mothers. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clarence Kocian of Kellnersville and Mrs. Reuben Marschburn of Manitowoc; five sons, Oscar, Walter and Norbert of Whitelaw, Richard of Kellnersville and Bernard of Manitowoc; brother, Blasius of Rt. 1, Cato and 17 grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday by the Christian Mothers and at 8 p.m. by the Rev. Husslein. Manitowoc Herald Times - Thursday, June 10, 1954 - page 33 ******** (Anna Muench/d. 12 Jan. 1954 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


DENNIS N. MUENCH Dennis Muench, 22, of 424 N. Ninth St., Manitowoc, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Muench, of Rt. 1, Cato, died Sunday morning as the result of injuries suffered in a car accident. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Saur Funeral Home, Kellnersville and at 11:00 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. Richard Heymen will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Dennis was born May 25, 1949, son of Walter and Dorothy Petska Muench. He attended St. Michael Catholic school and was a graduate of Valders High School with the Class of 1968. He also attended Gale Institute at Minneapolis, Minn. He entered the United States Army May 8, 1969 and was stationed at Fort Gordon, GA. He was discharged February 7, 1971. He was a member of the Manitowoc – Two Rivers YMCA. Survivors include his parents; five brothers, Paul of Rt. 1, Newton, Robert of Green Bay and Thomas, Steve and Todd at home; five sisters, Barbara, Sandra, Debra, Joan and Catherine at home; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Clara Petska of Kellnersville and a niece. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday where a wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times - Monday, February 14, 1972 - page 3


FRANCES MUENCH DEATH COMES TO END ILLNESS OF MANY YEARS Illness from which she had been a sufferer for twenty-five years with her condition serious for the last three months resulted in the death of Mrs. Frances Muench, widow of Joseph Muench, at the family home at Whitelaw yesterday afternoon. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 9:30 with services at St. Michael Catholic church at Whitelaw and burial will be at the church cemetery. Mrs. Muench, nee Leitermann, was born in Germany, February 26, 1856 and was seventy-one years old at the time of her death. She was married in Germany and came to this county with her family thirty-six years ago, settling on a farm near Whitelaw where she remained until a few years ago when the farm was turned over to a son and residence taken up in the village. Her husband preceded her in death three months ago. Surviving are four sons, Joseph and Frank of Antigo, Louis on the home farm and Charles of Cleveland, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Albert Lohse of this city and Clara, at home; a sister, Mrs. Maria Leitermann in Germany and twenty-nine grandchildren. Mrs. Muench was a member of the Christian Mothers Society and for years was active in the organization. Manitowoc Herald News - Saturday, March 5, 1927 - page 1 ******** (Frances Muench/d. 4 Mar. 1927 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


JOSEPH MUENCH J. MUENCH, SR., PASSES AWAY AT WHITELAW Death came to Joseph Muench, Sr., well known resident of Whitelaw, Sunday afternoon at the family home as a relief from suffering, the demise being due to cancer of the throat from which he had been a sufferer for seven months. The funeral will be held Thursday morning with services at 9:30 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church at the village and burial will be in the church cemetery. Born in Germany in 1848, Mr. Muench was seventy-eight years and nine months old at the time of his death. He was married in Germany and came to this county with his family thirty-six years ago, taking a farm south of Whitelaw. Eighteen years ago, the farm was turned over to a son, Louis and the family took up its home at the village. Surviving are the widow, four sons, two daughters and twenty-seven grandchildren. One daughter preceded the father in death two years ago. The children are Joseph and Frank Muench of Antigo, Louis on the home farm and Charles of Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Albert Lohse of this city and Clara at home. Manitowoc Herald News - Monday, December 6, 1926 - page 5 ******** (Joseph Muench/d. 5 Dec. 1926 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


LOUIS MUENCH Louis Muench of Whitelaw Dies After Car Crash Foreman Injured as Auto Collides West of Menchalville Louis T. Muench, 35, of Whitelaw, a foreman at the White House Milk Company plant in this city, died at 5:45 this morning at Holy Family Hospital of injuries received in an auto accident on County Trunk K, a half mile east of Menchalville shortly after midnight. Dr. Arthur Teitgen, acting coroner, said tht death was due to cerebral hemorrhage brought on by a basil skull fracture. Muench, whose wife died a year ago and who is the father of two young sons, was the ninth traffic fatality of the year in Manitowoc County. Dr. Teitgen said that an inquest will probably be held but could make no definite statement pending the return of Coroner, Theodore Teitgen, who is out of the city. Also brought to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries were Gerald O’Neill, 25 of route 1, Reedsville, driver of the car involved in the crash with the Muench machine and Joseph Stuiber, 19 of Whitelaw, who was riding with Muench. (Accident details omitted) The body was taken to the Pfeffer Funeral Home here where services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday and at 9:30 at the St. Michael Catholic Church in Whitelaw. The Rev. Joyhn Husslein will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. A son of Mrs. Anna Muench and the late Louis Meunch,Sr., the deceased was born in 1912 on his parent’s farm south of Whitelaw. After receiving his education at the St. Michael school in Whitelaw, he worked on the home farm until 1941 when he went to work for the White House Milk Company where he later became a foreman. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of the St. Michael congregation. In 1937, he married the former Agnes Vondrachek, who died less than a year ago. Since that time his mother has been making her home with him and the two sons, Joseph, 9 and Alois, 6, in the village of Whitelaw. Also surviving are five brothers, Bernard of Manitowoc, Norbert, Walter and Oscar of Whitelaw and Richard of Kellnersville; and two sisters, Mrs. Clarence Kocian of Menchalville and Mrs. Reuben (Illegible) of Manitowoc. The body may be viewed at the funeral home from 7 p.m. Thursday with the rosary to be recited there at 8 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times -Wednesday, June 23, 1948 - page 1 ******** (Louis T. Muench/d. 23 June 1948 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)



LYDIA MUENCH Mrs. Bernard Muench, 42, of 3510 Schroeder Drive, Manitowoc, died Monday evening at the home after a long illness. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thrusday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and 10 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, the Rev. Clement Kern officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery, Whitelaw. ??? ??? born Lydia Franzen Aug. 24, 1914, at Phlox, Wis., the daughter of the late Ferdinand and Phennie Bissonnette Franzen. She moved to Manitowoc in 19?? and was married on May 14, 19?6, to Bernard Muench of Whitelaw. Survivors include the husband; son, at home (Survivor omitted for privacy.); three brothers, Leonard of Rt. 1, Manitowoc, Walter of Iron Mountain, Mich., and Willard of Antigo; and a sister, Mrs. Sylvester Hu?berg of Greenleaf. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday where the Rosary will be recided at 7 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, January 29, 1957 P.9 ******** (Lydia Muench/d. 28 Jan. 1957 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


MARGARET M. MUENCH Margaret M. "Mickey" Muench, age 81, formerly of Whitelaw, died on Tuesday evening, Jan.19, 2010, at the Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by her family. Margaret was born on Dec. 17, 1928, in Whitelaw, daughter of the late Albert and Margaret (Klein) Grimm. She married Norbert T. "Shorty" Muench in Whitelaw on Nov. 19, 1947. Margaret was employed as a nursing assistant at the Manitowoc Health Care Center for 20 years. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Michael Christian Mothers, Catholic Knights and the Whitelaw Homemakers. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) She was preceded in death by her parents: Albert (Margaret) Grimm; her father-in-law and mother-in-law: Alois (Anna) Muench; one brother and sister-law: Harry (Bernice "Bunny") Grimm; one sister: Rose Olive Grimm; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law include: Oscar Muench, Louis (Agnes) Muench, Richard Muench, Bernard (Lydia) Muench, Clarence (Agnes) Muench, Lucille (Reubin) Marshburn. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Whitelaw. The Rev. David Zimmerman will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial with burial to follow at St. Michael Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11 a.m. The Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Kellnersville is assisting the Muench family. A special thank you to the staff of the Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center for the compassionate care shown to Mom and her family for the past 2½ years. Herald Times Reporter, Jan. 21, 2010


NORBERT MUENCH Norbert T. “Shorty” Muench, 92, Whispering Pines, Whitelaw, died Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, at the Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center where he resided for a short period of time. He was born on Feb. 8, 1919, in Whitelaw, son of the late Alois and Anna (Reiderer) Muench. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1941 until1945. ON Nov. 19, 1947, Norbert married the former Margaret “Mickey” Grimm. She preceded him in death on Jan. 19, 2010. Norbert was employed as a crane operator for 37 years for Hamann Construction and later Schuette Construction. Norbert was a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan. He enjoyed woodworking, playing cards, and spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw, Holy Name Society, Kubale-O’Connell VFW Post #6179 of Kellnersville, and the Manitowoc County Old Timers Baseball. Survivors include six children, Mary (Rick) Larson, Manitowoc; David (Deb) Muench, Appleton; Jean (Bob) Kautzer, Cato; Chuck (Mary) Muench, Cato; Jerry Muench, Onalaska; James Muench, Whitelaw; ten grandchildren, Rob (Char) Kautzer, Cato; Karry (Aaron) Mackie, Egg Harbor; Eric Larson, Manitowoc; Kirstin Larson, Manitowoc; Melissa Larson, Waukesha; Sarah Muench, Madison; Nick Muench, Whitelaw; Emelia (Asher) Grier, Florida; Lauren Muench, Green Bay; Ali Muench, Appleton; seven great-grandchildren, one brother and two sisters-in-law, Walter (Dorothy) Muench, Manitowoc; Luella Muench, Manitowoc.; and his beloved cat, Snickers. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Margaret Muench; four brothers, Oscar Muench, Louis Muench, Bernard Muench, Richard Muench; two sisters, Lucille Marshburn and Agnes Kocian; three brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law, Clarence Kocian, Reubin Marshburn, Harry Grimm, Lydia Muench, Agnes Muench and Bernice “Bunny” Grimm; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Albert and Margaret Grimm. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Whitelaw. The Rev. Dave Zimmermann will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Military graveside services will be accorded by Kubale-O’Connell VFW Post #6179 of Kellnersville. Relatives and friends may call on Wednesday morning at the church from 9 a.m. to the time of Mass at 11:30 a.m. The Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Kellnersville is assisting the Muench family. Online condolences may be sent to www.jensreinboldandpfeffer.com Herald Times Reporter, August 2011



WALTER MUENCH Walter "Buck" Muench, 91, formerly of Whitelaw, passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2012, at the Care Partners Assisted Living Facility in Manitowoc. Walter was born on Feb. 8, 1921, in the Town of Cato, son of the late Alois and Anna (Reiderer) Muench. On Oct. 23, 1946, he married Dorothy Petska at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Kellnersville. They recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. He was a devoted family man, farmed most of his life, and was a lifelong member of St. Michael's Parish in Whitelaw. Alter retirement he enjoyed traveling, gardening, sports, and playing cards in state Sheepshead tournaments. Walter is survived by his wife, Dorothy of Manitowoc; 10 children, Paul (Nancy) Muench of Newton, Robert (Sondra) Muench of Fort Atkinson, Barb (Leroy) Krepline of Reedsville, Sandy Muench of Cato, Tom (Kathy) Muench of Manitowoc, Debbie (Bill) Nate of Manitowoc, Steve Muench of Cato, Joan Nickels of Manitowoc, Cathy (Bryan) Weber of Stafford, Va., and Todd Muench of Whitelaw; and two sisters-in-law, Luella Muench of Manitowoc and Viola Stetson of Kellnersville. Additionally he is survived by 27 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Walter was preceded in death by one son, Dennis; five brothers and three sisters-in-law, Louis (Agnes) Muench, Bernard (Lydia) Muench, Oscar Muench, Richard Muench and Norbert (Margaret) Muench; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Agnes (Clarence) Kocian and Lucille (Reuben) Marshburn; his mother-in-law, Clara Petska; sister-in-law and husband, Marie and Norman Kubsch; brother-in-law, Raymond Petska; son-in-law, Norby Moncada; three nephews, Dr. Kenneth Kubsch, Kevin Kubsch and Allan Petska; and niece, Janice Ringmeier. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Whitelaw, with the Rev. David Zimmerman officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 10, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Reinbold Pfeffer Funeral Home in Kellnersville, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., and will continue on Wednesday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of mass. Herald Times Reporter Monday, April 9, 2012


FRANK MUHLBAUER Funeral of Whitelaw Man Today The funeral of Frank Muehlbauer who died at his home at Whitelaw Sunday morning, was held from the Catholic Church at Whitelaw this morning. Mr. Muehlbauer was 62 years of age at the time of his death, which was due to infirmities accompanying old age. Manitowoc Herald News – Tuesday, November 6, 1923 – page 10


GEORGE JOHAN MUHLBAUER George Johan Millbauer birth: 8 August 1890 Kussuth death: 20 November 1896 Kossuth, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Francis Creek father: Frank Millbauer mother: Mary Augusta Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


JOSEPH MUHLBAUER Joseph Milbauer, 74, died Monday night at Manitowoc County Hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw.  The Rev. Francis D. Rose will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Manitowoc Herald Times – January 7, 1958 – page 13  ******** Millbower/d. 6 Jan. 1958 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw


JULIA MUHLBAUER Former Worker at Goods Plant Dies Miss Julia Millbauer(sic), of Whitelaw, but who until taken ill some months ago, was employed in the Goods plant here, died Saturday at the home of her sister, Mrs. George Meyer, at Whitelaw, where she made her home. Pneumonia was the cause of her death. She was 41 years of age and is survived by two sisters, Mary of Texas and Mrs. Meyer of Whitelaw and two brothers, Joseph Millbauer of Manitowoc and Frank of California. Burial will take place Tuesday morning at 9:30 from the St. Michael’s church at Whitelaw. Manitowoc Herald News, Monday, April 16, 1928 Page 5


MARIA MUHLBAUER Mary W. Milbaw birth: 2 April 1861 Kossuth, Man. Co., Wis. death: 13 October 1905 Cato, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Whittlaw residence: 1905 Cato father: Joseph Augustine mother: Barbara Bradl spouse: Frank Milbaw Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


CLARA NEUSER DEATH CLAIMS MRS. NEUSER Whitelaw Resident Dies In city Sunday Mrs. Henry Neuser, 52, resididng on a farm near Whtielaw, died Sunday in this city. She has been in failing health for more than two years and was taken seriously ill a week ago. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m., from the homestead and at 9:30 a.m. from the St. Michael's church, Whitelaw. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. The deceased whose maiden name was Clara Vogel, was born near Whitelaw in 1883. She was married in 1902 to Henry Neuser and they took up their home on a farm. Survivors are the widower; a daughter, Mrs. F. Groll, city; four sons, Arthur, Richard, Markus and Robert, all at home; five brothers, John, Aurora, Ill., Louis and Frank, Rapids, Richard, Newton, and Bernard, Cato; six sisters, Sister Walburga, city, Sister Robert, Oshkosh, Mrs. Peter Holschbach, Rapids, Mrs. Charles Brandl, Clarks Mills, Mrs. Reinhard Klingeisen, city, Mrs. Daniel Geiger, Brillion. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, November 4, 1935 P. 2


HENRY NEUSER Henry J. Neuser, 77, retired Cato farmer, who had been living in Whitelaw, died Saturday at the Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, following a four weeks illness. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10 a.m. at the St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. John Husslein will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Neuser was born on the homestead farm of his parents in Cato in 1876 and in 1902 married Miss Clara Vogel. His wife died in 1935. He retired two years later and moved to Whitelaw. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Frank Grall of Evansville, Ind., and Mrs. Arthur Essenpries of Whitelaw; four sons, Arthur of Rt. 5, Manitowoc, Richard of Rt. 1, Manitowoc, and Markus and Robert of Manitowoc; brother, Anton of Sheboygan; sister, Mrs. Mary Schuster of Los Angeles; 17 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Sunday where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Monday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, April 25, 1953 P. 2


WILHELM NEUSER WM NEUSER, CO PIONEER DIES AT WHITELAW William Neuser, pioneer resident of the county died Saturday night at the home of his son, Henry Neuser at Whitelaw, aged eighty-five. Death was due to infirmities incident to old age. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 9 o’clock with services at the Whitelaw Catholic Church. Mr. Neuser was born in Germany but came to this county more than a half century ago, making his name on a farm. His wife preceded him in death twelve years ago and he is survived by seven children, Henry with whom he made his home for many years, Frank of Francis Creek, Simon of Peshtigo, John of Fargo, North Dakota, Mrs Lallemont of Green Bay and Mrs. Mary Schuster of this city. Manitowoc Herald News - Monday, March 12, 1923 - page 8



KIM MARIE OLSON Private funeral services for Kim Marie Olson, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. (private) Olson, Mantiowoc, who was born and died Wednesday morning at Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc, were at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery, Whitelaw, the Rev. Francis Rose officiating. Mrs. Olson was the former (private). Survivors are the parents, two sisters; maternal grandparents; paternal grandparents (Survivors omitted for privacy.); maternal great grandfathers, Cecil Bennington and John G. Schamburek of Manitowoc; and paternal great grandfather, Felix Byle, of Manitowoc. Saur Funeral Home of Kellnersville was in charge of arrangements. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. March 19, 1964 P. 14


LYMAN JOSEPH OLSON Lyman J. Olsen birth: 28 September 1902 Neenah, Wis. death: 4 August 1902 Rapids, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Whitelaw, Wis. residence: 1902 Rapids father: H.C. Olsen mother: Carrie Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


ANTON PANKRATZ From Der Nord Westen, 22 March 1888 Anton Pankratz of Town Kato, while working with a saw file, suffered a stroke and was dead on the spot.


CATHERINE PANKRATZ From Der Nord Westen, 18 July 1895: Death in Cato on Sun. of 28 yr. old Miss Catharine Pankratz of consumption. The funeral was Tuesday.


CATHERINE PANKRATZ (d. 1955) Mrs. Frank Pankratz, 80, died Saturday morning after a lingering illness at the home, 718 N. (illegible) Funeral services will be conducted at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Mittnacht Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The Rev. D. L. Krembs will officiate and burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery, Whitelaw. The former Catherine Wachal was born November 30, 1874, in the Town of Franklin, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Wachal. She was married in 1893 to Frank Pankratz and the couple lived in Manitowoc for five years following their marriage.  They then farmed near Rice Lake, Wis., remaining there until 1911, returning to Manitowoc County and operating a farm at Cato. In 1939 Mr. Pankratz retired and the couple took up residence in Manitowoc. She is survived by the husband, two sons, Michael of Rt. 1, Manitowoc and Francis on the homestead farm, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Monday where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Manitowoc Herald Times – Saturday, April 2, 1955 – page 13 ******** (Catherine Pankratz/d. 2 Apr. 1955 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


FRANK PANKRATZ Frank J. Pankratz, 83, retired farmer, died Friday afternoon after a short illness at his home, 719 N. 12th St. Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Monday at Mittnacht Funeral Home, Manitowoc and at 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Rev. D.L. Krembs will officiate and burial will be in St. Michael Church cemetery, Whitelaw. Mr. Pankratz was born at Branch, October 10, 1871, son of the late Michael and Margaret Schleis Pankratz. He married Catherine Wachal in 1893 and the couple lived five years at Manitowoc before going to Rice Lake to operate a farm. In 1911, the couple returned to the county and operated a farm at Cato until 1939, retiring and coming to Manitowoc. Mrs. Pankratz died in 1955 and a daughter, Albartha in 1920. Surviving him are two sons, Michael at Manitowoc and Francis of Cato; two sisters, Mrs. Godfrey Fetzer of ? and Mrs. Clara Brennan of Manitowoc; eight grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Sunday where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times - March 30, 1957 - page 13 ******** (Frank J. Pankratz/d. 29 Mar. 1957 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)



MARGARET PANKRATZ DEATH CLAIMS CO. PIONEER AT AGE OF 85 Complications caused by advancing age proved fatal yesterday to Mrs. Michael Pankratz, 85 year old Cato resident, who had spent the greater part of her life in Manitowoc county. Mrs. Pankratz, a widow, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Joe Brennan at Cato. Mrs. Pankratz for many years lived in the vicinity of Cato and lived for about 70 years in Manitowoc county, according to relatives here. She was one of the first girls to reside in the vicinity of Kellnersville and had a wide acquaintanceship. Her husband died several years ago. Mrs. Pankratz is survived by two sons and two daughters, George at Escanaba and Frank on the old homestead at Cato, Mrs. Joseph Brennan, Cato, and Mrs. Godfrey Etzer, Branch. Two brothers and four sisters also survive. Funeral services will be held from the St. Michael’s Catholic church at Whitelaw tomorrow morning at 9:30 o’clock. Manitowoc Herald News, Tuesday, September 04, 1928 Page 1 ********* (No. 2. 1st publication Jan. 12, 1916.) Notice to Prove Will and Notice to Creditors STATE OF WISCONSIN, COUNTY COURT, MANITOWOC COUNTY-IN PROBATE. In Re Estate of Michael Pankratz, deceased. Notice is hereby given, That at the special term of said court to be held on the second Tuesday (being the 8th day) of February, A.D., 1916, at the court house in the city of Manitowoc, county of Manitowoc, and state of Wisconsin, there will be heard and considered the application of Margaret Pankratz to admit to probate the last will and testament of Michael Pankratz, late of the town of Cato, in said county, deceased, and for the appointment of an executrix. Notice is hereby further given, That at the special term of said court to be held at said court house, on the second Tuesday, (being the 11th day) of April, A.D., 1916, there will be heard, considered and adjusted, all claims against said Michael Pankratz, deceased; And notice is hereby further given, That all such claims for examination and allowance must be presented to said county court at the court house, in the city of Manitowoc, in said county and state, on or before the 11th day of April, A.D., 1916. or be barred. Dated Jan. 11, 1916. By the court, JOHN CHLOUPEK, County Judge Nash & Nash, Attorneys Manitowoc Daily Herald, Wednesday, January 12, 1916 P.5 ********* (Margaret Pankratz/d. 3 Sept. 1928 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


MICHAEL PANKRATZ DEATH COMES TO CATO PIONEER WITH NO WARNING TODAY M. PANKRATZ. EARLY DAY LUMBERMAN OF CO., FALLS OFF CHAIR DEAD - SISTER DIED ONLY TEN DAYS AGO AT FRANCIS CREEK Michael Pankratz, pioneer settler of Manitowoc county, died suddenly at his home at Cato this morning, shortly after breakfast. Death was due to heart failure and was unexpected, Mr. Pankratz having been in his usual health. Mr. Pankratz had left the table and had just seated himself in a chair when he suddenly fell forward and when members of the family reached him, was found to be dead. The death of Mr. Pankratz follows the demise of his sister, Miss Catherine Pankratz, which occurred at Francis Creek only ten days ago and which was a great shock to him. Although advance in years Mr. Pankratz was in good health. He was past 70 and had resided here since early days, having been engaged in the lumber business years ago. Two sons and two daughters survive Mr. Pankratz, George of Escanaba, and Frank of Cato, Mrs. G. Fetzer of Franklin and Mrs. Joseph Brennan of Cato. Funeral arrangements have not been made. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Monday, January, 3, 1916 P.1


JOHN PORTEN CATO MAN, 61, SUCCUMBS TO OPERATION HERE John Porten Dies at Hospital, Burial at Whitelaw John Porten, a well known Cato man, brother of Mrs. C.F. Herzog of this city, failed to withstand the shock of an operation which he underwent at the hospital three weeks ago and death came to him at the hospital last night. The body was taken to the home of C.F. Herzog and the funeral will be held from there Monday morning at ? and the body taken to Whitelaw for burial. Mr. Porten was a native of the county, having been born at Rapids, Jan. 1, 61 years ago in 1854. He had resided at Cato for years and was widely known in the county. Mr. Porten is survived by a widow and five sons all residing at Cato. Three sisters, Mrs. Herzog, this city, Mrs. ? Robertson? At Burlington? (rest is too difficult to make out).....at Thorton…Peter…Frank..Lowell, Ark. Also survive. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Friday, April 23, 1915, Page 1 ******** Frank Porten and Mrs. John Kaufman of Thorpe, Wis., and Peter Porten of Gary, Ind., have arrived to attend the funeral of the late John Porten. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Monday, April 26, 1915, Page 3 ******** CATO The funeral of the late John Porten was held at the Catholic church at Whitelaw Monday. Mr. Porten had been suffering from cancer for the past two years and failed to rally from an operation performed at Manitowoc three weeks ago. Born in the town of Rapids, John Porten spent the greater part of his life in the town of Cato. At the time of his death he was employed by the W.N. Killen Lumber company and previous to that time operated the Meehan farm at this place. Mr. Porten was known for his honesty and industry, beginning work on a farm when a mere boy he had accomplished a life's work at the early age of sixty one. A wife and six boys survive him all living here with the exception of the oldest boy, living in Minnesota. His many friends extend their sympathy to the family and hope he has received his well earned reward. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Friday, April 30, 1915, Page 5 ********* Mr. and Mrs. Lee Robinson left yesterday for their home at Huntington, Ind., having come here to attend the funeral of the latter's brother, John Porten. Mr. Robinson is an engineer on one of the passenger trains on the Erie railway line. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Friday, April 30, 1915, Page 3


DIANA J. PRESTON Diana J. Preston, age 64, a resident of the Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center died there unexpectedly on Thursday morning, May 16, 2013. Diana was born on January 29, 1949 in Manitowoc, daughter of Jeanette (Reindl) Preston and the late George Preston. She grew up in the town of Cato and graduated from St. Michael’s Grade School in Whitelaw and was a 1967 graduate of Valders High School. She was an excellent speller, winning several competitions throughout her lifetime. In addition to helping on the family farm she worked for several years at Aluminum Specialty Company. Diana was a very thoughtful woman, known to many as the lady of many words. She had a love for writing letters, in fact, thousands have been written over the years. Diana used her time and talents to reach out to many of her relatives and friends by both letter writing and telephone conversations. She touched many lives not only by her words but also by her smile and friendly demeanor. Diana loved her family very much, and was especially proud of her nieces and nephews. She was a woman of deep religious faith and practiced it daily. Diana was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church of Whitelaw. Survivors include her mother, Jeanette Preston, Whitelaw; five brothers and sisters; Mary Lou (john) Reimer, Whitelaw ;Gary (Denise) Preston, Whitelaw; Terry (Barb) Preston, Cato; Randy (Joy) Preston, Two Rivers; Judy (Bob) Ebert, Whitelaw; four uncles and five aunts: Katherine Geiger, Brillion; Joseph “Gene” (Kathleen) Preston, Whitelaw; John “Jack” (Mary Ann) Preston, Manitowoc, Francis (Leona) Preston, Whitelaw; Jun (sic) (Del) Preston, Plymouth; eight nieces and nephews: Lance (Erin) Preston and their daughter: Leilyn; Sara Preston; Dawn (Todd) Gadicke and their children; Preston and Clara; Robin Preston; Emily Preston; Alex Ebert; Abby Ebert; and Adam Ebert; cousins and many friends survive. Diana was preceded in death by her father; George Preston; four uncles and four aunts: Raymond (Lucille) Reindl, Marian (Robert) Schamburek; Charles “Earl” (Elmira) Preston; Dorothy Preston; Bernard Geiger. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday May 25, 2013 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Whitelaw. The Rev. David Zimmerman will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial with burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home on Kellnersville on Friday from 4:00 pm. Until 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at 11:00 a.m. There will be a parish prayer service at the funeral home on Friday at 6:30 p.m. led by Fr. Zimmerman. Online condolences may be expressed at www.jensreinboldandpfeffer.com The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center for the wonderful care and compassion shown toward Diana for the past 20 years. She especially enjoyed the workshops where she was helpful, what she did best. Diana will be sadly missed by many. Herald Times Reporter, May, 2013


FRANCIS L. PRESTON Francis L. Preston, age 92, formerly of Whitelaw and currently a resident of the Manitowoc Health & Rehabilitation Center, died there early Thursday morning, March 13, 2014. Francis was born on August 7, 1921 in the Town of Franklin, son of the late Jacob and Viola (Peppard) Preston. On October 2, 1946 Francis was married to the former Leona Tienor at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Clarks Mills. The couple farmed in the Town of Franklin until their retirement. He enjoyed dancing, horse pulls, picnics and old time music. He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. Survivors include his wife: Leona Preston, Manitowoc; his three children: Shirley (James) Friedenberger, Reedsville; Michael (Cindy) Preston, Whitelaw; Dennis Preston, Cleveland; 7 grandchildren: Amy (Doug) Morgan; Jessica (Michael) Junk; Sara (Ryan) Zimmerman; Laurie (Steve) Backhaus; Marie (Bruce) Denor; Ashley Tuschel; Chelsey Tuschel; 14 great grandchildren: Troy, Morgan, Jasmine, Makalyla, Alesha, Erica, Emma, Anthony, Braeden, Courtney, Ethan, Makayla, Adicyn and Seth; one sister: Katherine Geiger,Brillion; three brothers and four sisters-in-law: Joseph “Gene” Kathleen) Preston, Whitelaw; John “Jack” (Mary Ann) Preston, Manitowoc; Jim (Del) Preston, Plymouth; Jeanette Preston, Whitelaw; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents; Jacob and Viola Preston; two grandsons: Eric Friedenberger; Steven Preston; two brothers and one sister-in-law: George Preston: Charles (Elmira) Preston; one sister and brother-in-law: Marion (Robert) Schamburek; two brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law: Dorothy Preston; Bernard Geiger; Viola (Joseph) Naidl; one nephew: Jerry Preston, and one niece; Diana Preston. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Whitelaw. The Rev. Richard Klingeisen will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial with burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. The Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Kellnersville is assisting the Preston family with funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.jensreinboldandpfeffer.com Herald Times Reporter, March 2014



JUSTIN L. PRESTON Justin L. Preston, age 18, of 130 Hoover St., Whitelaw, died Saturday morning Dec. 29, 2001, as a result of an automobile accident. Funeral services will be held on Tueday, Jan. 1, 2002, at 7 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 521 N. 8th St., Manitowoc. The Rev. Steven Solberg will officiate. Private burial will take place on Wednesday. Justin was born May 7, 1983, at Manitowoc, son of Diane Hinz Preston and the late Jerry Preston. Justin was a member of the class of 2002 at Valders High School. He was also a member of First Lutheran Church, Manitowoc. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Justin was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Preston; grandfather Elmer Hinz; and cousin, Hunter Preston. Relatives and friends may call at First Lutheran Church 521 N. 8th St., Manitowoc, on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, from 4:30p.m. until the time of services at 7 p.m. The Jens Funeral Home, Manitowoc, is assisting the Preston family with funeral arrangements. In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established in Justin’s name. Email letters of condolence may be sent to the Preston family at (private). Justin loved hunting, fishing and the outdoors. Justin also loved to play cards with his friends and grandparents, and being with his family. Justin we will love you and miss you always. The Sheboygan Press December 30, 2001


FRANK X. PRITZL (d. 1959) Frank Pritzl, 84, retired hardware dealer, died Thursday at a hospital at Green Bay. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John Catholic Church, Marshfield, with burial in St. Michael Cemetery, Whitelaw. Mr. Pritzl was born Nov. 23, 1874, at Brillion, son of the late Wolfgang and Frances Lemberger Pritzl. Surviving are two sons, the (next sentence unreadable), Wis., and Arnold of Marshfield; two daughters, Mrs. Peter Thissen of Chowchilla, Calif., and Mrs. Leslie Humbrecht of Elgin, Ill.; four brothers, Charles and Adolph of Brillion, Anton of Green Bay and the Rev.Alfred Pritzl of Manitowoc; and three sisters, Mrs. Frances Kleiber of Manitowoc, Mrs. Louise Kleiber of Brillion and Mrs. John Ecker of Green Bay. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. Saturday, October 24, 1959 P. 9


LEOPOLD PRITZL LEOP PRITZL PASSES AWAY AT BRILLION Leopold Pritzl, former Manitowoc resident and for many years engaged in the furniture and undertaking business at Two Rivers, where he was associated with Adam Klein, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Geiger, at Brillion this morning, aged 59 years.  He had been ill for three months suffering from a complication of diseases. Funeral will be held Saturday morning at nine o’clock from St. Mary’s Catholic Church at Brillion and interment will be made at Whitelaw.  Mr. Pritzel was a native of Germany and located in Manitowoc County at the age of 21.  From Two Rivers, he removed to Whitelaw where he engaged in the furniture and undertaking business for a number of years, retiring two years ago to take up his home with a daughter in Brillion. His wife preceded him in death five years ago and he is survived by five children; Mrs. Geiger at Brillion, Mrs. Ray Barta, Frances, Agnes and Frank, all of Manitowoc. Manitowoc Herald News – Wednesday, May 7, 1930 – page 6


MARY PRITZL (d. 1925) CATO WOMAN CLAIMED BY DEATH SUNDAY Mrs. Theodore Pritzl, well known resident of the town of Cato, died at the family home Sunday after a lingering illness of several months, aged 37. Mrs. Pritzel was a daughter of Wenzel Miller, of Cato Falls and had spent her entire life in Manitowoc county. Besides her husband she is survived by five children and her father. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock from St. Mary's church at Clarks Mills. Manitowoc Herald News, Monday, January 26, 1925 P.2 ******** Theo. M. Pritzl age 35 is on the 1920 Cato census with his wife Mary age 31 and children Gertrude 10; Harold 9; Bernadine 7; Bernard 4 9/12; Jerome 8/12. There is a Mary Pritzl d. July 24, 1925 in cem. #7, from the records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw. If the month was written as an abbreviation, Jan. can easily be mistaken for Jun. if the top of the a isn't closed. Sunday in the obit. would be the 25th. Therefore, I'm reasonably sure that the Mary Pritzl in #7 is the Mary in the obit.


SCHOLASTICA PRITZL From Der Nord Westen, 06 Apr. 1905: Death Wed. last week of a small child of Leo Pritzl in Whitelaw.


FREDRICK W. PRUESS CO. HIGHWAY EMPLOYEE DIES, ILL LONG TIME Fred Pruess, for many years an employee of the county highway repair department at the fairgrounds and in charge of all the blacksmith work, died at Mount Sinai at Milwaukee at 11:30 last evening, his demise being due to pernicious anemia from which he had been a sufferer for some time.  The body will be brought back here tonight and the funeral will be held Saturday morning from the home at 1712 Wollmer Street. Services will be held at the Whitelaw Catholic church at 9:30 and burial will be at the church cemetery. Born at Rantoul, Calumet County January 25, 1888, Mr. Pruess was fifty-nine at his last birthday.  He was married about thirty-five years ago to Mary Bradl and for many years, the family lived at Whitelaw where Mr. Pruess was engaged in the blacksmith business, which he disposed of to take up employment with the county. Six years ago the family took up its home in this city. Mr. Pruess became ill several months ago and his condition became alarming two months ago. He was taken to the hospital here where he remained for two weeks and was then removed to a hospital at Wauwatosa and two weeks ago a second transfer was made, this time to Mount Sinai where death occurred last night. Surviving are the widow and one daughter, Mrs. George Pieschel of this city, three grandchildren, two brothers, Edward of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Arthur, whose whereabouts are unknown but who is in the U.S. Naval Secret Service and two sisters, Mrs. August Reidl who left May 3 for a visit in California and Mrs. Alvina Murray of Chicago.  Deceased was a member of the Catholic Knights and of the St. Boniface society.  He was popular with his associates and during his long service in the county, made a large circle of friends to whom news of the death will come as a shock. Manitowoc Herald News – Wednesday, June 9, 1926 – page 2



MARY PRUESS DEATH CLAIMS MRS. MARY PREUSS(sic) AFTER A STROKE Mrs. Mary Preuss passed away at her home at 1712 Wollmer street at 8:45 o'clock yesterday evening after she suffered a stroke. The deceased nee Mary Bredl, was born in Whitelaw on April 11, 1873 and on July 26, 1894 married Fred Preuss. For thirty-six years Mr. Preuss conducted a blacksmith shop there and twelve years ago moved to this city. Her husband preceded her in death five years ago and her father five months ago. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. George Pieschel; five grandchildren (private); three sisters, Mrs. George Haase and Mrs. Michael Wellner of this city and Mrs. Joseph Kolbeck of Wausau and one brother Frank Bredl of Mishicot. The body will be removed to the home from the Pfeffer Undertaking parlors late this afternoon and may be viewd by friends after six o'clock this evening. Funeral services will be held from the St. Boniface church at 9 o'clock Thursday morning with interment at the Whitelaw cemetery, Rev. Theodore Kersten officiating. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. September 1, 1931 P. 5


EDWIN J. RADY From Der Nord Westen, 21 May 1903: Death Fri. of a small child of Emil Rady in Branch, following a short illness. The funeral was held Mon. in Whitelaw. ********* (the following sent in by researcher) Should be Edwin J. Radey/Mar. 13, 1903/May 14, 1903. Stone broken off and lying on base. As of 2000, the stone had been broken into 3 pieces. This was repaired by us using a limestone adhesive. Edwin is the son of Emil Radey and Mary Kohlbeck


IDA F. RANK Der Nord Westen, 27 Sep. 1900: Death of a 4-mo. old daughter of Ferdinand Rank in Branch on Sun. of child cholera. The funeral was held Tues. in Whitelaw. ******** (1900 Manitowoc Rapids census: Ferdinand Rank 44; Minnie 38; Ferdinand son 17; Willie son 7; Richard son 5; George son 2; Ida daughter 1/12) ******** Ida Fruzie Rauk birth: 19 May 1900 Manitowoc Rapids death: 21 September 1900 Manitowoc Rapids, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin father: Ferdinand Rauk mother: Willimene Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


GEORGE RANK George Rank, 72, of Rt. 1, Cato, died late Friday afternoon at the farm home after a coronary attack.  Funeral services will be at 9:15 a.m. Monday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc and at10 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw.  The Rev. Francis Rose will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Rank was born at Jefferson, Wis., December 18, 1890, son of the late Joseph and Theresa Pankratz Rank.  He came as a child with his parents to Rt. 1, Cato.  He never married and farmed with his brother, John.  Mr. Rank was a member of Holy Name Society of the church. Surviving are five brothers, Charles of Deerbrook, Wis., Joseph of Antigo, Frank of Manitowoc, Anton of Monico and John of Rt. 1, Cato and a sister, Mrs. John Grall of Appleton. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. by Holy Name Society and parish members. Manitowoc Herald Times – Saturday, October 5, 1963 – page 12 ******** (George Rank/d. 4 Oct. 1963 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


JOHN RANK John B. Rank, 73, of Rt. 1, Cato, died Sunday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 10:15 a.m. Thursday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc and 11 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic church, Whitelaw.  The Rev. Richard Heymen will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Rank was born Feb. 18, 1904, in the Town of Cato, son of the late Joseph and Theresa Pankratz Rank.  He was a lifelong resident of Manitowoc County and owned and operated a farm on Rt. 1, Cato. Survivors include a brother, Frank of Manitowoc and nieces and nephews. Four brothers and a sister preceded him in death.  Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, where a prayer service will be at 7:30 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times – Monday, March 14, 1977


JOSEPH RANK Joseph Rank, 76, farmer on Cato, Route 1 for 34 years, died early this morning at the home of his son, Frank, 728 South 24thStreet, where he had been for the last five days. The body will be removed to the homestead, now operated by a son, John, from the Pfeffer Funeral Home this afternoon. Funeral services will be held Friday at 8:30 a.m. from the home and at 9 o’clock at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Whitelaw. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Rank was born in Austria, July 26, 1861, and he came to this country when he was 21 years old.  He was married 50 years ago to Theresa Pankratz who survives him along with seven children and 25 grandchildren.  Children are one daughter, Mrs. John Grall of Appleton and six sons, Charles and Joseph of Antigo, George of Cato, Frank of Manitowoc, Anton of Monico, Wis., and John of Cato. Manitowoc Herald Times – Wednesday, March 16, 1938 ******** (Joe Rank/d. 15 Mar. 1938 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


LORAINE MARIE RANK Louise Marie Rank, ten month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Rank of Whitelaw, died at St. Mary’s hospital at Green Bay on Saturday and the body will be brought to Whitelaw for burial. Manitowoc Herald News – Monday, October 24, 1921 – page 9 ******** Loraine Marie Rank/d. 23 Oct. 1921 in Green Bay, Wis./from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw



MINNIE RANK Mrs. Minnie Rank, wife of W. Rank of Whitelaw, died at the holy family hospital last night following a brief illness. Deceased was 58 years of age. The funeral will be held Monday morning from the Catholic church at Whitelaw and interment will be made at Whitelaw. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. March 5, 1920 P. 8 ******** The funeral of the late Mrs. Ferdinand Rank of Whitelaw will be held from the Catholic church at Whitelaw Monday morning. The funeral party will leave with the body on the 9:30 train Monday morning. Through an error in notice of the death yesterday the Herald-News gave the name of Mrs. William Rank instead of Mrs. Ferdinand Rank. Manitowoc Herald News, Saturday, March 06, 1920, Page 8


THERESA RANK Mrs. Theresa Rank, 83, a lifelong resident of the town of Cato, died at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, Wednesday afternoon following a lingering illness. Services will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at the St. Michaels Catholic Church at Whitelaw. The Rev. John W. Husslein will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Rank, the former Theresa Pankratz, was born in the town of Cato in 1869 on the homestead farm. She lived there all her life. In 1888, she was married to Joseph Rank, who died in 1936. Surviving are seven children; a daughter, Mrs. John Grall of Hortonville; six sons, Charles of Deer Brook, Joseph of Antigo, Anton of Monico, John and George at home and Frank of Manitowoc; one brother, Ignatz of Phlox, Wis.; 28 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the Pfeffer funeral Home after 2 p.m. Friday. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, April 17, 1952 pg. 2 ******** (Theresa Rank/d. 16 Apr. 1952 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


DOLORES R. REIMER Mrs. Raymond (Dolores) Reimer, 48, of Whitelaw, died Monday evening at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc.  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Saur Funeral Home, Kellnersville and 11 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. Richard Heymen will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Reimer, nee Dolores Vogel, was born February 2, 1929, at Cato, daughter of Mrs. Cecelia Kohlbeck Vogel and the late Jacob Vogel. She was married to Raymond Reimer April 15, 1950 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw.  The couple resided at Whitelaw. Survivors include her husband, two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ronald Reimer of Whitelaw and Richard M. and Patricia Reimer of Two Rivers, her mother, Mrs. Cecelia Vogel of Whitelaw; two brothers, Norbert J. and Arthur F. of Manitowoc; three sisters, Mrs. Paul (Marjorie) Vollendorf of Manitowoc,  and Mrs. Howard (Kathleen) Brunner and Mrs. Robert (Elaine) Wallander of Whitelaw and two grandchildren, Randy and Renee Reimer.  Her father, Jacob Vogel preceded her in death June 3, 1974. Friends may call at Saur Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday until the time of service. The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday by Father Heymen. Manitowoc Herald Times – Tuesday, May 17, 1977 – page 3



FRANCISCA REIMER Name: Reimer, Francisca D.: 6/8/1877 B.: 6/8/1877 Reg. D.: 6/19/1877 Sex: F/W Age at Death: 3 Hrs. B.P.: D.P.: Cato Cem.: Cath. Graveyard Cato Ch.: Inf. & Address: Spouse: F.: John Reimer M.: Francisca Muhlbauer Cause of Death: Debility Pg. #: v.1 p.224


JOHN B. REIMER John B. Reimer age 79 of Whitelaw died Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay. John was born November 30, 1933 in Manitowoc County, son of the late Michael and Magdalena (Meidl) Reimer. He served in the United States Army in Korea from 1953-1955. On August 26, 1967 John married the former Mary Lou Preston at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Whitelaw. John worked for Bahr Construction Company for over 30 years, and then Vinton Construction Company until his retirement. He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Holy Name Society, Kubale O’Connell VFW Post #6179 and the Labor Local Union #330. He enjoyed playing cards, loved to go to the Lemberger Cottage for deer hunting, watching the Cubs and Bears and helping out at the Preston farm. He also enjoyed being outdoors and helping people. He is survived by his wife: Mary Lou Reimer, Whitelaw; mother-in-law: Jeanette Preston, Whitelaw; two brothers and sisters-in-law: Harold (Carol) Reimer, Manitowoc; Jerome (Sharon) Reimer, Manitowoc; four sisters: Margaret Ledna, IL; Mary Reimer, Manitowoc; Leona Vogel, Whitelaw; Elizabeth Reimer, Whitelaw; four brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Gary (Denise) Preston, Whitelaw; Terry (Barb) Preston, Cato; Randy (Joy) Preston, Two Rivers; Judy (Bob) Ebert, Whitelaw; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law: George Preston; beloved dog: Benji; four brothers and three sisters-in-law: Leonard Reimer: Lester (Alice) Reimer; Raymond (Dolores) Reimer; Diana Preston; infant brother: Clemens Reimer; two sisters and three brother-in-law: Matilda Reimer; Louise (Reinhold) Braun; James Vogel; Joe Ledna. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2013 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 110 W. Menasha Ave., Whitelaw. Rev. Richard Klingeisen will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will follow the service in the parish cemetery. Relatives and friends may call on Sunday, July 7, 2013 at the Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home, 1124 Main St., Kellnersville, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday, July 8, 2013 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. Online condolences may be expressed at www.jensreinboldandpfeffer.com Herald Times Reporter, July 2013


MAGDALENA REIMER Mrs. Michael Reimer, 72, of Rt. 1, Whitelaw, died unexpectedly Sunday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc.  Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Saur Funeral Home, Kellnersville and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. Leo Schmidt will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Reimer, nee Magdalena Meidl, was born November 3, 1894, at Franklin, daughter of the late Michael and Theresa Meidl. She was married to Michael Reimer November 16, 1915, at Whitelaw and the couple took up residence at the Reimer homestead farm. The couple celebrated its 50th wedding anniversary in 1965.  Mrs. Reimer was a 50 year member of the Christian Mothers Society. Survivors include her husband, seven sons, Leonard, Clements and Jerome at home, Raymond, Sylvester and John of Whitelaw and Harold of Rt. 1, Whitelaw; six daughters, Mathilda and Elizabeth at home, Mrs. Reinhold (Louise) Brown of Rt. 1, Cato, Mrs. Joseph (Margaret) Ledna of Buffalo Grove, Ill., Mary of Manitowoc and Mrs. James (Leona) Vogel of Whitelaw; two brothers, Alphonse of Manitowoc and John of Weyawega and 22 grandchildren.  A son, two brothers and four sisters preceded her in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday where the Rosary will be led by Father Schmidt and the Christian Mothers Society at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times – Monday, August 26, 1968 – page 5 ******** (Magdalena Mary Reimer/d. 25 Aug. 1968 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)



MAGDALIN REIMER Mrs. J. Reimer Passes Away at Whitelaw Mrs. John Reimer died at the home of her son, Michael, on a farm near Whitelaw yesterday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the age of seventy-two.  The funeral will be held  Saturday morning with services at St. Michael Catholic Church, the Rev. Infold officiating.  Mrs. Reimer is survived by three daughters and four sons;  Mrs. Frank Shamburek and Mrs. Joseph Riederer, both of Maplewood and Mrs. Ferdinand Reis near Whitelaw; Michael, with whom she made her home, Frank and John of Greenville and Louis of Manitowoc Rapids.  Her husband preceded her in death five years ago. Manitowoc Herald News – Friday, April 23, 1926 – page 2 ******** Magdalin Reimer/d. 22 Apr. 1926 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw no stone)


MICHAEL REIMER Michael Reimer, 84, of Rt. 1, Whitelaw, died Tuesday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Saur Funeral Home, Kellnersville, and at 11 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. Richard Heyman will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Reimer was born Feb. 21, 1887, in the Town of Franklin son of the late John and Mary Hastreiter Reimer. He married Madgalena Meidl Nov. 16, 1915, at Whitelaw. The couple operated the Reimer homestead farm until his retirement in 1965. His wife preceded him in death Aug. 25, 1968. Mr. Reimer was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Michael Church. Survivors include seven sons, Leonard, Clemens and Jerome of Rt. 1, Whitelaw, Raymond, Lester and John of Whitelaw and Harold of Manitowoc, six daughters, Miss Mathilda and Miss Elizabeth of Rt. 1, Whitelaw, Mrs. Reinhold (Louise) Braun of Rt. 1, Cato, Mrs. Joseph (Margaret) Ledna of Buffalo Grove, Ill., Miss Mary of Manitowoc and Mrs. James (Leona) Vogel of Whitelaw, a brother, Louis of Manitowoc, 24 grandchildren and a great grandchild. A son, two brothers and three sisters preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday where a Rosary will be recited at 9 p.m. by Father Heyman and the Holy Name Society of St. Michael Church. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. November 16, 1971


CHARLES REINDL Charles Reindl, 85, of Rt. 1, Whitelaw, died Friday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 10:15 Monday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 11am at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Very Rev. Clement P. Kern will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Reindl was born Oct. 25, 1888, at Kellnersville, son of the late Joseph and Mary Mazanet Reindl. He was a resident of Manitowoc county all his life. He married Mary Zipperer Oct. 11, 1911, at St. Michael Church, Whitelaw. The couple owned and operated a farm at Whitelaw until their retirement. Mr. Reindl was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Michael Church. Survivors include his wife, a son, Raymond of Crivitz, a daughter, Mrs. George (Jeanette) Preston of Rt. 1, Cato, two brothers, John of Shoto and Anton of Manitowoc and 11 grandchildren. Four brothers and a sister preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3-9 pm Sunday where a Rosary will be recited at 7:30 pm. Herald Times Reporter, Saturday, August 4, 1973


AUGUST REIS, SR. From Der Nord Westen, 23 July 1903: Death Thurs. in Ironwood, Michigan, of 25-yr. old August Reis, a former resident of Whitelaw in this county. He leaves a widow and 3 brothers. The funeral was held Sat. in Whitelaw.


FERDINAND REIS Ferdinand Reis, 69, well-known county farmer, died at his home in Whitelaw early this morning. He was born in Kossuth in 1875 and in 1897 married Mary Riemer of Whitelaw. The couple settled on a farm in Kossuth until five years ago when they moved to Whielaw when Mr. Reis retired. Mr. Reis is a member of the Holy Name society and the Catholic Knights. He was a director of the Rapids Fire Insurance company for 30 years. He is survived by his wife; three sons, Clarence of Milwaukee, John of Mishicot and George of Kossuth; two daughters, Mrs. Frances Bonde of Green Bay and Sister Bigna of St. Joseph's Home in Nebraska; two brothers, Joseph of Athens and Albert of Antigo; one sister, Sophia Ftrehlow of Antigo. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at the home in Whitelaw and at 9:30 at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church, the Rev. John Husslein officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The rosary will be recited by the Holy Name society at 8 p.m. on Wednesday; also by the Catholic Knights at 8 p.m. on Tuesday. The body may be viewed at the home from 7 p.m. Tuesday evening until time of services. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, December 11, 1944 pg. 2 ********** (Ferdinand Reis/d. 11 Dec. 1944 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


GEORGE H. REITMEYER George H. Reitmeyer, age 92, of Southbrook Manor, 3400 Yorkshire Lane, Manitowoc, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, January 29, 2012. George was born in Cato, on August 7, 1919, son of the late Joseph and Emma (Yohanek) Reitmeyer. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1938. He entered the U.S. Army in June 1941, attended the Sperry Searchlight School in Brooklyn, NY and served until his honorable discharge in December, 1945, achieving the rank of Technical Sergeant in the Coast Artillery during World War II. In July of 1948, George married Betty Meulemans at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Maple Grove. Together, they owned and operated Reitmeyer’s Bar for 46 years. During that time, George practiced his artistic talents in lettering signs and trucks. He also painted landscapes and wildlife scenes. He worked at Ariens Company for 12 years. In addition, George was past president and member of the Holy Name Society at St. Michael’s Church, Whitelaw, and served as constable for the town of Cato and Clerk for Cato Heights School. He was also a former member of the Eagles Club, former director of the Seagulls Club and former member of the Tavern League. George enjoyed sharing their cabin near Crivitz with family and friends here they hunted deer and fished for brook trout. In 1992, George and Betty moved to Whitelaw where they lived for 18 years before moving to Manitowoc in 2010. Shortly after leaving Cato, George wrote a book titled “Cato” which was a history of the town and its people as he remembered them. Survivors include his wife of 63 years: Betty; two daughters and sons-in-law: Sandra (Ralph) Kozlowski, Elburn, IL; Jeanne(Jim) Grube, Sheboygan; one son: Joseph Reitmeyer, Elmhurst, IL; three grandchildren: Jason (Stacey) Beaupre, Geneva, IL; Michael (Kelly) Kozlowski, Bowling Green, OH; Mark Kozlowski, Aurora, IL; five great granddaughters: Annemarie; Jessica; Maya, Emilie and Anna; one brother: Carl (Ruth) Reitmeyer, Manitowoc; two sisters and one brother-in-law: Daisy Brennan, Manitowoc, Leonetta (Mitchell) Silver; two brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law: Jack and Pat Meulemans, Manitowoc; Terry and Donna Meulemans, Reedsville along with many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his brother: Joseph (Mayme) Reitmeyer; sisters: Eleanor (Clarence) SIttman; Alma (Clarence) Carbon; Olive (John) Grall; Marion (Raymond) Jagemann and brother-in-law: Kenneth Brennan. He was also preceded in death by his mother-in-law and father-in-law: Emil and Marie Meulemans; in laws: Helen and Glen Johnson; Bob and Barbara Meulemans; and Jim Meulemans. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Whitelaw. Rev. David Zimmerman will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial with burial to follow at St. Michael Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11:00 a.m. The Reinbold and Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Kellnersville is assisting the Reitmeyer family. Online condolences may be sent to www.jensreingboldandpfeffer.com. George’s quick humor and many jokes will be sadly missed by his family members and friends. Herald Times Reporter, January 2012



JOSEPH REITMEYER (d. 1945) Funeral services for Joseph Reitmeyer Sr., 74 (photo) Cato tavern operator for 42 years who died Friday, will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at the St. Michaels church, Whitelaw. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. The body is at the Reitmeyer home in Cato Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, July 27, 1945


MARY REITMEYER Mrs. Joseph (Mary) Reitmeyer, 75, of Rt. 1, Cato, died Monday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 10:15 a.m. Thursday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc and 11 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. Richard Heymen will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Reitmeyer, nee Mary C. Lemberger, was born January 13, 1902, in the town of Franklin, daughter of the late Anton and Anna Pankratz Lemberger. She was married to Joseph Reitmeyer in November of 1930, at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The owned and operated a farm in the Town of Manitowoc Rapids since 1939. She was a member of Whitelaw Senior Citizens and St. Michael Christian Mothers Altar Society. Survivors include her husband, a son, Rodney of Rt. 1, Cato; three sisters, Mrs. Frank (Anna) Gresl of Kansasville, Wis., Mrs. Anton (Louise) Braun of Rt. 1, Cato and Mrs. Edwin (Loretta) Malley, of Manitowoc. Three brothers, Anton, George and Erwin and a sister, Mrs. Frank (Margaret) Hill preceded her in death. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, where a memorial service will be at 8:30 p.m. Manitwoc Herald Times - Monday, May 9, 1977 - page 3



WILLIAM REITMEYER WELL KNOWN WHITELAW MAN PASSES AWAY William Reitmeyer, well known Whitelaw man and brother of Charles Reitmeyer, of this city, is dead at his home at Whitelaw, aged 65. Mr. Reitmeyer had not been ill and his death was sudden and unexpected. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at St. Michael's church, Rev. Pufhal officiating. Mr. Reitmeyer had resided at Whitelaw for many years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters Mrs. L. Kohlbeck and Mr. F. Meyer of Franklin, and one son Fred at home. Eight brothers Alex and Fred of Ingalls, Mich., Michael at Iron River, John of McCloister, Joseph, Cato, Louis of Franklin and Charles in this city, and two sisters Mrs. Burton, and Mrs. W. Mayerl, this city, also survives. Manitowoc Herald News Monday, November 21, 1927 pg. 2


LAURA REMIKER Mrs. Edward Remiker, 65, of Cato, died Monday morning at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton. She underwent surgery Wednesday. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Reedsville Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw, the Rev. Francis Rose officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Remiker was born April 3, 1899, in the Town of Cato, daughter of the late Ferdinand and Catherine Gerber Lemberger. She was married to Edward Remiker June 3, 1930 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The couple farmed in the town of Cato. She was a member of the Christian Mothers of St. Michael church and Catholic Knights of Wisconsin. Survivors include her husband, a son, Norbert at home; two sisters, Mrs. Don (Catherine) Hustad of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Mrs. Victor (Anna) Tisler of Rt. 1, Whitelaw and a brother, Harold of Whitelaw. A son and two sisters preceded her in death. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home where Christian Mothers will recite the rosary at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times - Tuesday, April 14, 1964 - page 3 ******** (Laura Remiker/d. 13 Apr. 1964 in Appleton, Wis. from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


NORBERT P. REMIKER Norbert P. Remiker, 35, of Cato, was fatally injured in a tractor accident six miles west of Manitowoc off a town road in a snowstorm about 9:30 a.m. Saturday. He died of internal injuries at 6:10 a.m. Sunday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Dr. Teitgen said Remiker, his father, Edward and another man, James W. Tienor, 24, of Whitelaw, were attempting to free a tractor and manure spreader which had become stuck in snow drifts. Remiker and his father were standing on the back of another tractor equipped with a back hoe and operated by Tienor. The tractor lurched forward when Tienor put it in gear the coroner said. Either Remiker or his father accidently grabbed the handle which operated the back hoe and the boom swung around and pinned Remiker against the tractor. It took nearly two hours to get Remiker to the hospital. A snow plow was summoned to clear the way for an ambulance which removed him to the hospital. Mr. Remiker was born January 15, 1933 in the Town of Cato, son of Edward Remiker and the late Laura Lemberger Remiker. He never married and was a carpenter by trade. Mr. Remiker was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. Survivors include his father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Remiker of Cato, four step-brothers, Donald Zipperer of New York, Gerald Zipperer of Oshkosh, Leo Zipperer of Sturgeon Bay and Allan Zipperer of Cato; a step-sister, Mrs. Loyel Mueller of Rice Lake and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Remiker Sr. of Rt. 2, Reedsville. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Reedsville Funeral Home and at 11:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. E.A. Radey will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home where the rosary will be recited at 8:30 o’clock this Monday evening. Manitowoc Herald Times – Monday, Dec. 30, 1968 – page 1 and page 12 ******** (Norbert P. Remiker/d. 29 Dec. 1968 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)



VIRGIL REMIKER Death of Virgil Remiker, 5, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Remiker of Cato, who was fatally injured Monday night near his home on Highway 10 when struck by a car driven by Edward Deml, 17, of Appleton. In the report of the accident, filed in the office of Sheriff Normal Herkedel, it was stated the boy darted out from behind a parked car of Henry Renke, at the west end of Cato Village on Highway 10. Funeral services for the Remiker boy who is survived by his parents and a brother, Norbert, 7, will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m. from the St. Michael’s church in Whitelaw. The body is at the home of Joseph Remiker, a grandfather, residing north of Grimms. Manitowoc Herald Times - September 3, 1940 - page 1 ******** (Edward Virgil Remiker/d. 2 Sept. 1940 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


LOUIS RESCH Louis Resch, 48, of Branch, died Monday afternoon at the home. He had suffered a stroke a short time ago. He was born at Aniwa, Wis., in 1897 and 26 years ago married Miss Margaret Wilhelm of Reedsville. He resided in Reedsville, Maple Grove and Aniwa and recently had been employed at the Eastman Manufacturing Company in this city. Survivors are his wife, four sons, Harry of Antigo, Pvt. Louis in France, Norman of Reedsville, Joseph at home; three daughters, Dorothy, Margaret and Mary at home; two brothers, Frank and John of Birnamwood; three sisters, Mrs. Frank Sipple of Aniwa, Mrs. John Sipple of Omro, Mrs. Frank Resch of Birnamwood. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Resch home and at 9:30 at the St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Whitelaw, with interment in the adjoining cemetery. The body was moved to the home this afternoon from the Reedsville Cooperative funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times - Tuesday, Aug. 28, 1945 - page 2 ******** (Louis Resch/d. 27 Aug. 1945 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)



JOHN R. RHODE John R. Rhode, age 85, of 125 E. Menasha Avenue, Whitelaw, died peacefully at his home early Tuesday morning, December 6, 2011. John was born on November 11, 1926, in Two Rivers, son of the late Erwin and Leona (Grimm) Rhode. He was a 1944 graduate of Two Rivers High School. John joined the U.S. Army in 1945 serving as a World War II veteran until 1946. On May 26, 1948, John married the former Joyce Staudinger at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Clarks Mills. He was a rural mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service serving out of the Whitelaw office until his retirement in 1979. He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and Holy Name Society, a trustee of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and a member of Kubale-O’Connell VFW Post #6179 of Kellnersville. John was a devoted father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family, watching their sporting events, golfing, listening to polka music and playing card games. He was an avid fan of Wisconsin sports teams, and had a great time watching the recent winning seasons of the Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers. Survivors of his loving family include his wife: Joyce Rhode, Whitelaw; two daughters and sons-in-law: Barbara (Paul) Bonde, Oak Creek; Lynn (Ed) Ebenhoe, Whitelaw; one son and daughter-in-law: Randy (Jane) Rhode, Manitowoc; nine grandchildren: Nicole (Ron) Wells; Jason Bonde and his special friend, Carey Van Den Busch: Heather.(Doug) Sutherland, Andy (Julie) Ebenhoe; Cherie (Dan) Leonard; Marcus (Elsbeth) Ebenhoe; Logan Rhode and his special friend, Taylor Rothmund; Brennan Rhode; Ross Rhode; five great grandchildren: Aidan and Addison Wells; Nathan and Tyler Sutherland; Ethan Ebenhoe and expected great granddaughter Ebenhoe; three brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law: Phil Knight-Sheen, TX; Ruth (Jim) Stradal, Manitowoc; Ed (Eileen) Staudinger, Clarks Mills; Corrine Staudinger, Clarks Mills. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents: Erwin and Leona Rhode; one sister and brother-in-law: Carol (Rudy) Haberman; one brother and sister-in-law: Richard (Mary Ann) Rhode; brothers and sisters-in-law: Gladys (Adolph) Bergel: Bernice (Edgar) Glaser; Leonard (Caroline) Staudinger; Dorothy (Howard) Birkholz; Paul Staudinger. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2011, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Whitelaw, Rev. David Zimmerman will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial with burial of his cremated remains to follow in the parish cemetery. Kubale-O’Connell VFW Post #6179 of Kellnersville will accord military graveside rites. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11:00 a.m. The Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Kellnersville is serving the Rhode family. Online condolences may be sent to www.jensereinboldandpfeffer.com. Herald Times Reporter, December 2011



LEONA RHODE Mrs. Erwin Rhode, 71, of Whitelaw, died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 11 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. Francis Rose will officiate and burial will be in the church cemtery. Mrs. Rhode, nee Leona Grimm, was born July 15, 1900, at Rt. 1, Two Rivers, daughter of the late Richard and Anna Kornely Grimm. She was married to Erwin F. Rhode June 1, 1920, at St. Luke Church, Two Rivers. The couple celebrated its golden wedding anniversary in 1970. Mrs. Rhode was a member and past president of the Christian Mothers Altar Society of St. Michael Church, Whitelaw. Survivors include her husband, two sons, a daughter, a sister, Mrs. Ralph Petri of Two Rivers; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday where a Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. by the Christian Mothers Altar Society, members of the parish and friends. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. September 22, 1971