ST. MICHAEL'S CATHOLIC CEMETERY OBITUARIES

MARY MAGDELENA ABB Marie Magdalene Kellner Abb birth: 1825 Germany death: 11 December 1906 Cato, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Whitelaw, Manitowoc Co., Wis. residence: 1906 Cato, Wis. father: Valentine Kellner mother: Johanna spouse: John Abb Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968

MILDRED ANDERSON Mildred Anderson, age 99, formerly of Cato and Menasha, died on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, at St. Mary's at Felician Village, Manitowoc, where she was a resident for the past three years. She was born Aug. 9, 1910, daughter of the late John and Theresia (Zipperer) Zipperer. She grew up on their farm in Cato on County Trunk S. She completed eight grades at St. Michael's Catholic School in Whitelaw. Before marriage, she was employed at the Mirro Factory and the Hanson Glove Factory in Manitowoc. Later she was employed in Chicago. When her father died, she came home to help her mother run the farm. Mildred married Elmer Anderson Sept. 30, 1961, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Menasha. Then she took her mother from the farm in Cato to live with them in Menasha and took care of her mother until her death at age 96. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elmer in 1997; three sisters and two brothers-in-law: Elsie (Ivan) Siehr; Ida (Bob) Mersch; and Sister Anna Mary Zipperer, of St. Francis Convent, Milwaukee; four brothers and three sisters-in-law: John (Dorena) Zipperer; Edmund (Elizabeth) Zipperer; Ben (Ann) Zipperer; and an infant brother, Edwin; a nephew, Sylvester Siehr; who died in World War II in Germany in 1945. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw, with Father. David Zimmerman officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass. The family wishes to express a special thank you to the caregivers at St. Mary's Home Tower I for their compassionate care. Kessler Funeral Home & Cremation Services Neenah (920) 722 6464 www.kesslerfh.com Herald Times Reporter, Jan. 29, 2010


FRANK AUGUSTIN Frank X. Augustin, 77, retired Town of Cato farmer, died at 8:10 o'clock this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ed Lemberger, Cato, after an illness of six months. The body will be removed to the Lemberger residence from the Pfeffer Funeral home Thursday afternoon. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from the residence and at 9 o'clock at St. Michael's church, Whitelaw. The Rev. James Schmidt will officiate and burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Augustin had lived at his daughter's home for the last 16 years. He was born April 28, 1862, in the Town of Kossuth. Fifty-four years ago he married Miss Julia Seibert, who died 18 years ago. They resided on a farm in Cato until Mrs. Augustin's death. Mr. Augustin was a member of the St. Stephen's society and the Holy Name society of St. Michael's church. Surviving relatives are four daughters, Mrs. George Ellerman of Whitelaw, Mrs. Ed Lemberger of Cato, Mrs. Louis Schambureck of Whitelaw and Sister M. Pudentiana of St. Francis convent, Milwaukee; four son, George of Port Washington, Anton of Milwaukee, Bernard of Sheboygan and John of Manitowoc; one brother, Charles Augustin of Manitowoc; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Blimal of Francis Creek and Mrs. William Delsman of Hillsboro, Ore.; 30 grand- children and two great granchildren. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. Wednesday, July 12, 1939 P. 2


IMELDA BARBIER Mrs. Otto Barbier, 78, of Branch, died Wednesday afternoon. 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 Rose will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. The former Imelda Fournier was born March 21, 1884, at Montmagny, Canada, daughter of the late Francis X. and Elisabeth Cloutier Fournier. She was married to Otto M. Barbier at Montreal, Canada, May 20, 1907, and the couple resided three years at Montreal before coming to Manitowoc county in 1910. From 1920 until retirement in 1944, her husband was at Oslo Dam where he operated the power plant for Wisconsin Public Service corp. Mr. and Mrs. Barbier observed the golden anniversary of their wedding in 1957. Mr. Barbier died June 5, 1960, and since then Mrs. Barbier had made her home with a daughter, Mrs. Joseph A. Hendricks, of Branch. Mrs. Barbier was a member of Christian Mothers Altar Society of St. Michael Church. Surviving her are three daughters, Mrs. Hendricks, Mrs. Harold Crowe of Manitowoc and Mrs. Edward Reuther of Rt. 1, Mishicot; three sons, Gene M. and M. J. of Manitowoc and Albert of Milwaukee; a sister, Mrs. Anna LaFleur of Montreal; 21 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. February 21, 1963


OTTO BARBIER Otto M. Barbier, 80, of Branch died late Sunday night at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at Mittnacht Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. Francis D. Rose will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Barbier was born at Lyon, France and as a young man sailed for 10 years to ports between France and Canada. He married Imelda Fournier in May of 1907 and the couple lived three years at Montreal, Canada, before coming to Manitowoc in 1910. He was employed 10 years at Richardson Foundry and then by Wisconsin Public Service Corp. until retiring in 1944. During that time he managed Oslo Dam power plant of the utility on the Manitowoc River. In 1944, he moved to Branch. Surviving are his wife, three sons, Marcellin of Memorial Drive, Manitowoc, Albert of Milwaukee and Gene of Manitowoc; three daughters, Mrs. Joseph Hendricks of Chicago, Mrs. Harold E. Crowe of Manitowoc and Mrs. Edward Reuther of Rt. 1, Mishicot; 21 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 o'clock this Monday eveing where the Rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. June 5, 1960


ELIZABETH M. BASEL Elizabeth "Elsie" M. Basel, age 99, of 1235 S. 24th St., Manitowoc, died on Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, Manitowoc. Elizabeth was born on Sept. 7, 1909, in Whitelaw, daughter of the late Wolfgung and Clara (Grall) Meyer. She married Peter Basel in Norfolk, Va., in 1934. He preceded her in death in 1969. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Michael's Christian Mothers and the Daughters of Isabella. Elizabeth enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking and gardening. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Peter; five brothers: George, Tony, Hart, Roman and Bert Meyer; and three sisters: Mayme Koerner; Clara Hoyer; and Margaret Berge. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. Matt Simonar will officiate the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial of her cremated remains will take place in the parish cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Michael Catholic Church. The Jens Family Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the Basel family. Herald Times Reporter, Oct. 15, 2008


JAMES (JOSEPH) BASEL BRIEF ILLNESS IS FATAL FOR WHITELAW MAN An illness of only a few hours duration yesterday at noon claimed Joseph Basel, a lifetime resident of Manitowoc county who has been living a retired life at Whitelaw. Mr. Basel had not complained o feeling ill until yesterday morning when he retired and a physician was called but death came at 11:30 o'clock. Born at Whitelaw on February 17, 1865, he lived his entire life in this county. He married Theresa Meyer who preceded him in death 16 years ago and his immediate survivors are six sons, Frank, Chicago, John and Martin, Manitowoc, Joseph and Peter, Milwaukee, and Charles at Whitelaw; one daughter, Mrs. Emilia Yindra, Maribel; a brother, Peter in California and three sisters, Mrs. Anna Grader and Mrs. Francis Ernest, Milwaukee and Mrs. Joseph Holzer, St. Nazianz. In addition to being a member of the St. Michael's church, he was a member of the Catholic Knights and the St. Stephoses society. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 o'clock Thursday morning from the home and at 9 o'clock from St. Michael's church, interment taking place in the church cemetery. Manitowoc Herald News Tuesday, June 10, 1930 pg. 5


PETER BASEL Peter J. Basel, 66, of Whitelaw, died Saturday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, where he was a patient two weeks. Funeral services will be at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. E.A. Radey will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Basel was born Oct. 25, 1902, at Whitelaw, son of the late Joseph and Theresa Meier Basel. He married Elsie Meyer at Norfolk, Va., May 25, 1935, and the couple resided at Whitelaw for 30 years. For 20 years he was employed by the City of Green Bay in bridge maintenance and as a steel repairman. Mr. Basel was a veteran of World War I, serving with the United States Army three years. Survivors include the wife, a son, and a daughter, (private), two brothers, John, of Newton and Charles of Rt. 1, Whitelaw, and a sister, Mrs. Emily Yindra, of Francis Creek. Friends may call at the funeral home where at 8 o'clock this Monday evening the Rosary will be recited. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, June 9, 1969 pg. M-11 ******** (Peter J. Basel/d. 7 Jun. 1969 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


JOSEPHUS BAUMAN Name: Bauman, Josephus D. 1/24/1877 B.: 9/15/1867 Reg. D.: 6/19/1877 sex: m/w Age at death: B.P.: Cato D.P.: Cem: Cath. Gryd. at Cato Ch.: Inf. & Address: G. Noever, Cath. Prst. Mtwc. Rpds. Spouse: F.: Ferdinand Bauman M.: Maria Bredl Cause of Death: caught a cold Add Info.: cert. dt. 1/4/1877 Pg.# 223


ANNA BAUMANN Well Known Cato Resident Dies Mrs. Anna Baumann, 55, passed away at her home in the town of Cato last night. Mrs. Baumann was a native of Germany, and had resided in Manitowoc county for many years. The funeral will be held at the Catholic church at Whitelaw Friday morning. Manitowoc Herald News, Wednesday, July 11, 1923 P.1


FERDINAND BAUMANN (b. 1833) CO. PIONEER, 94, PASSES AWAY AT WHITELAW Ferdinand Baumann Is Taken by Death; Was Pioneer Builder of County Ferdinand Bauman, one of the oldest, if not the oldest, pioneers of this county, within a few months of his ninety-fourth birthday, fell before the scythe of the Grim Reaper at his home at Whitelaw yesterday, complications incident to old age believed being responsible. Mr. Baumann has made this county his home since coming here from Austria where he was born, many years ago, the exact date of his arrival on these shores not being known. He was a farmer and has been retired for nearly twenty-three years. Mrs. Baumann Dead. Born in Austria, in the month of March, 1833, Mr. Baumann came to this country at an early age, taking residence at Whitelaw shortly after arrival here, and engaging in farming. Mrs. Baumann, whom he married after coming here, died four years ago, and five daughters survive them, being Mrs. George Becker of Colorado, Mrs. Frank Kolbeck of Cato, Mrs. Joseph Jackl of Menominee, Mich., and the Misses Veronica and Theresa Baumann at home. Funeral services will be held from the home at Whitelaw Friday morning at 9:30, to the St. Michael's church, where Father Bufahl will conduct services. Burial will take place at Whitelaw. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. Wednesday, December 29, 1926 P. 2


MARIA BAUMANN From Der Nord Westen, 07 Aug. 1902: Death last Fri. in Branch of 62-yr. old Mrs. Matthias Baumann, after a long illness with stomach cancer. She leaves her sorrowing husband and a son. The funeral took place Sun. in Whitelaw.


SOPHIA BAUMANN Mrs. Frank Baumann, 73, of Rt. 1, Cato, a sister of the Rev. Alfred A. Pritzl of Manitowoc, died Friday morning at the home of a son in law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Quirin Brey, of Rt. 1, Whitelaw. Funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Monday at the Reedsville Funeral Home, Reedsville, and a solemn requiem mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The former Sophie Pritzl was born Sept. 16, 1880, in the town of Kasson, Calument County. She was married to Frank Baumann April 1, 1901, and the couple farmed in Manitowoc Rapids. She is survived by the husband, six sons, Joseph of Monico, Wis., Frank and George of Milwaukee, Anton on the homestead farm, Hubert of Kellnersville, and Norbert of Branch; three daughters, Mrs. Harry Stark of Milwaukee, Mrs. Russell Otto of Rt. 4 Manitowoc, and Mrs. Brey; seven brothers, Father Pritzl of Manitowoc, Joseph, Charles and Adolph of Brillion, Anton of Green Bay, Frank of Marshfield, Wis., and John of Chowchilla, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Francis Kleiber of Manitowoc, Mrs. Louisa Kleiber of Brillion and Mrs. John Ecker of Green Bay; and 15 grandchildren. Mrs. Baumann was a member of the Christian Mothers' Society of St. Michael Church. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Sunday. Manitowoc Herald Times Friday, June 12, 1953 pg. M-17


VERONICA BAUMANN WHITELAW WOMAN KILLED BY CAR FRACTURE OF SKULL HELD AS DEATH CAUSE Miss Veronica Baumann, 60, Dies Instantly After Car Driven By Harold Koeppe Strikes Her County officials today continued an investigation into the accident in which Miss Veronica Baumann, 60 year old Whitelaw resident, was instantly killed early last evening but at a late hour this afternoon had not determined whether an inquest would be held. The woman died of a skull fracture she received when struck by a car driven by Harold Koenne Reedsville Route 3 resident at the west limits of Whitelaw. Information funished to county officers yesterday and this morning was that Miss Baumann was walking along the left side of the road, at the time she was struck and thrown to the ditch at the roadside. She was unconscious when picked up and never revived. Koeppe told the authorities that he was proceeding out of the west limits of Whitelaw at a moderate rate of speed when he noticed the woman in front of his car. Struck on Wrong Side? County traffic Officer William Braun who investigated soon after the accident declared that Miss Baumann had apparently been struck by the right side of the Koeppe automobile when it was on the left side of the highway. Koeppe told the officers that he was bringing a can of gasoline to his stalled truck, west of Whitelaw. The officer was called into conference with District Attorney L. F. Fischer and Coroner W. G. Kemper and was to lay the results of his investigations before them this afternoon. Life Long Resident Miss Baumann was a life long resident of Manitowoc county and was born near Whitelaw on August 15, 1871. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Baumann, both deceased, and after reaching maturity was employed at the parish houses of several priests in the vicinity. She returned to take up housekeeping with relatives at Whitelaw 11 years ago. Immediate survivors include Mrs. Frank Kohlbeck, Cato; Mrs. George Becker in Colorado and Mrs. J. Jackl at Menominee, Mich. Funeral on Friday Funeral services will be held from the home at the west limits of Whitelaw Friday morning at 9 o'clock and at 9:30 from St. Michaels church, Rev. Pufahl officiating. Interment will take place at Whitelaw. The body is to rest in state at the Pfeffer mortuary tonight and tomorrow. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. March 2, 1932 P. 2 ********** NO INQUEST AS BAUMANN DEATH HELD ACCIDENT No inquest will be held into the death of Miss Veronica Baumann, Whitelaw resident who was instantly killed Tuesday evening when struck by a car of Harold Koeppe, Reedsville Route 3, District Attorney L.F. Fischer announced at noon today. An investigation of the accident and the questioning of persons involved indicated that no good could come from an inquest as the death was due to accidental causes, county authorities said. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. March 3, 1932 P. 9


MICHAEL BENZSCHAWEL Michael Benzschawel, 78, retired municipal employee, died unexpectedly Wednesday afternoon at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, where he had been just admitted as a patient. He had been in ill health for several years. Funeral services will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Reedsville Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at the St. Mary Catholic Church, Reedsville. The Rev. William Koutnik will officiate and burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery, Whitelaw. Benzschawel was born July 19, 1875 in Germany and came to the United States when seven with his parents. He married Helen Gosz who died 41 years ago and in 1926 married Helen VanDomelen of Appleton. She died in 1950. Since that time he had been residing with a son, Paul, at Reedsville. He was employed by the city of Appleton, where he lived for many years, until his retirement. Survivors include two sons, Paul of Reedsville and George of Manitowoc; three step-sons, William and Jake VanDomelen of Green Bay and George VanDomelen of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two step daughters, Sister Jeanette of Milwaukee and Sister Lillian of Racine; two grandchildren and one great grandchild. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday afternoon. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times December 10, 1953 pg. T-7 ******* (Michael Benzschawel/d. 9 Dec. 1953 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


NICHOLAS BENZSCHAWEL Former Resident of County Passes Away Nic Benzschawel, 55, former resident of the county, died Friday afternoon at the home of his brother, Michael, at Appleton. He had been ill for six weeks. Funeral services will be held Monday at 9 a.m., from the Sacred Heart church, Appleton. The body will be brought to Whitelaw for interment. Mr. Benzschawel was born in Germany and came to this country at an early age. He engaged in farming in the vicinity of Whitelaw where he was married. His wife died 10 years ago, and he later removed to Hilbert, Calumet county. Survivors are three brothers, Matt, Clarks Mills, Michael, Appleton and Nicholas, Phelps, Wis. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, December 28, 1935 P. 4


PAUL BENZSCHAWEL Paul Benzshawel, 51, ??? ??? years operator of a tavern and bowling alleys at Reedsville was found dead in bed at his home, in the village Saturday morning. He had suffered a stroke during the night. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Reedsville Funeral Home and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Reedsville, the Rev. William K????? will officate and burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery, Whitelaw. Mr. Benzschawel (Remainder of obituary unreadable). Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, May 5, 1956 P. 13


MARY BLESER From Der Nord Westen, 02 Nov. 1905: Death Fri. in Cripple Creek, Colorado, of Mrs. Arthur Bleser who was on her honeymoon. Mrs. Bleser, nee Mary Pankratz, a daughter of Michael Pankratz in Cato, married on 10 Oct. with Arthur Bleser, a son of Four Corners resident Wilhelm Bleser. The young couple promptly left on a honeymoon to the west where the young groom is employed as a mining engineer in Colorado. The honeymoon came to a sad end in Cripple Creek. The body of the young deceased will be brought here and laid to rest in Cato. ******** Mary Or Marie Pankratz Blezer birth: 5 November 1874 Branch, Wis. death: 28 October 1905 Cripple Creek, Colorado burial: Whitelaw, Wis. father: Michael Pankratz mother: Margaret Huse spouse: Arthur J. Bleser Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


JACOB BLINN Jacob Blinn, 47, of Whitelaw, night watchman for the Pauly & Pauly Cheese company here for may years, died at 1:15 a.m. today. He had been ill since January. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 8:45 a.m. from the home and at 9 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church at Whitelaw with the Rev. J.W. Husslein officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Blinn was born in Germany on March 30, 1896 and came to America in 1921. He was married on Sept. 8, 1938 to Mary Jaeckl of Whitelaw. Survivors are the widow; mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Blinn in Germany; one son, James, at home; four brothers, Alphonse in California, and Michael, Alois and Joseph in Germany; and on sister, Miss Elizabeth, in Germany. The body was taken to the Pfeffer funeral home here and will be removed to the home Sunday morning where it may be viewed until the hour of the services. Herald Times Reporter Saturday, September 4, 1943 pg. 3 ******** (Jacob Blinn/d. 4 Sept. 1943 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


FRANK BRADEL From Der Nord Westen, 20 June 1901: Death in Whitelaw on Thurs. last week of Frank Bradl. The deceased, who was born in Germany 56 yrs. ago but had been a local resident for many years, was unmarried. The funeral was held Sun.


DONALD ALLEN BRANDL Donald Allen Brandl, three day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lambert Brandl of Whitelaw, died Friday morning at the Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, Private funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, the Rev. John Husslein officiating. Burial was in St. Michael Cemetery at Whitelaw. Survivors are the parents; two brothers, twin sister and grandmother, Mrs. George Brandl of Whitelaw. Manitowoc Herald Times Friday, November 28, 1952 pg. 5-M


ANTON BRAUN Anton J. Braun, 45, of 1205 Cherry Rd, Manitowoc, died Tuesday evening at St. Luke Hospital, Manitowoc. Due to Holy Week services, there will be private family funeral services at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Schneider Mittnacht Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The Rev. Leo Schmitt will officiate and burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery, Whitelaw. A memorial Mass will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Innocents Catholic Church by Father Schmitt. Mr. Braun was born Feb. 8, 1929, at Whitelaw, son of Anton and Louise Lemberger Braun. He was educated at Whitelaw. He married Laura Wallander June 6, 1951, at Clarks Mills. He had been employed at Kelvinator Commercial Products Inc., of Manitowoc. He was a member of Holy Innocents Church. Survivors omitted for privacy. Visitation at Schneider Mittnacht Funeral Home will be private from noon Thursday until the time of service. Herald Times Reporter Wednesday, April 10, 1974 pg. 3 ******** (b. 8 Feb 1929/d. Apr 1974/SSDI)


BARBARA BRAUN (sent in by researcher/see contributors page) FUNERAL OF MRS BRAUN TO BE SATURDAY Funeral Services for Mrs. Peter Braun, pioneer resident of the county who died Wednesday at the home of her son, John in the town of Franklin, will be held from St. Michael's church, Whitelaw, Saturday morningat 9:30 the Rev. Pufahl officiating. Mrs. Braun was 84 years of age and is survived by five children. Peter of Brillion, Frank, Louis and Mrs. George Brandel, Cato and John of Whitelaw. Two children, Mrs. George Wellner of Whitelaw and Anton of Brillion preceded her in death. Fifty two grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren also survive. Manitowoc Herald News June 4, 1926


BARBARA A. BRAUN Barbara A. Braun, age 68, of 18 W. David Drive, Hilbert, died on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at St. Mary's Hospital in Green Bay. She was born on July 30, 1941, in Ocilla, Ga., daughter of the late Raymond and Louise (Pryor) Danner. She married Jerome "Jiggs" Braun on Jan. 18, 1976, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Barb drove semi with her husband for many years. She loved to garden, sew, crochet and was a computer whiz. Family was her reason for living. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Brillion and four different computer Christian ladies prayer groups. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) She was preceded in death by her parents, and a daughter, Kimberly Renee. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, Dec. 28, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Brillion. The Rev. Matt Simonar will officiate. Burial will be at St. Michael Cemetery in Whitelaw. Friends may call at the Wieting Funeral Home in Reedsville on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. and then at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Herald Times Reporter, Dec. 24, 2009


CASPER BRAUN, PIONEER, DEAD Branch and Manitowoc Man Dies of Old Age Casper Braun, 79, resident of Branch and Manitowoc for more than half a century, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Michael Sadusky, 802 South Twenty-Sixth street, at 2 a.m. today. Complications attendant upon old age caused his demise. He was born at Igershein, Germany, Jan. 16, 1853 and came to the United States and settled in Branch in November, 1879. He married Pauline Pitz April 30, 1882. Mrs. Braun died in 1920. He was a member of the Catholic Knights. Mr. Braun had made his home in this city for the last eleven years. The survivors are four children, Mrs. Michael Sadusky, city, Miss Rose, Chicago, John, West DePere, and William, Fort Ranson, N.D. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Magdalena Bieholt who lives in Germany. The body was taken to the Sadusky residence at 4 o'clock this afternoon. Funeral services will be held at the house Saturday at 8:15 a.m. and at St. Michael's church, Whitelaw, at 9 o'clock. The Rev. Father Pufahl will offic- iate and burial will be in the Catholic cemetery at Whitelaw. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, May 12, 1932 p.2


CLARA BRAUN Mrs. George W. Braun, 78, of Whitelaw, died Friday afternoon at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Braun, of Rt. 1, Cato, after a brief illness. 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, the Rev. Francis Rose officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Braun was born Clara Kuehnl April 15, 1882, in the Town of Cato, daughter of the late Frank and Catherine Kellenhoefer Kuehnl. She was married to George W. Braun Oct. 21, 1901, at Whitelaw. They farmed in the Town of Cato until 1947 when they retired and moved to Whitelaw. She was an honorary member of the Christian Mothers Society of St. Michael Church at Whitelaw ans also a member of the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin. A daughter, two grandsons, three brothers and six sisters preceded her in death. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Frank Vogel, of Tisch Mills; two sons, Leonard on the home farm and Reinbold of Rt. 1, Cato; 21 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. by members of the parish. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, March 4, 1961 pg. M-9


FRANK P. BRAUN (sent in by researcher/see contributors page) Frank P Braun, 78, died Friday night at the farm home in Cato, near Whitelaw, following a stroke. Funeral rites will be held at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at the Braun home and at 9:30 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Whitelaw, the Rev. John Husslein officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. He was born in Liberty in 1870 and later the family located in Cato. In 1897, he married Miss Margaret Grall. She died two years ago. Mr. Braun served as a school district director in Cato for 15 years and was a member of the Holy Name society. Survivors are six daughters, Mrs. Henry P Schuh of Cato, Mrs. Margaret Zeman of Sheboygan, Mrs. Querin Swetlik of Whitelaw, Mrs. Arthur Zimmer of Two Rivers, Mrs. Elmer Neuser of route 4, Manitowoc, Mrs. Paul Pakenham of Chicago; four sons, John and Joseph of Cato, Edward of route 2, Two Rivers and Frank of route 2, Manitowoc; two brothers, Louis and John of Whitelaw; sister, Mrs. George Brandl of Cato; 39 grandchildren and a great grandchild. The body will be moved to the home from the Reedsville Cooperative funeral home Sunday afternoon. Manitowoc Herald Times - August 7, 1948


GEORGE BRAUN (d. 1964) Funeral services for George Braun, 88, of Rt. 1, Cato, who died Monday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, were at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Reedsville Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw, the Rev. Francis Rose officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Hugo Korner, Anton Tuschel, victor Kuehnl, Norbert Vogel and Leonard and Vincent Vogel. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, July 23, 1964 pg. 9


GEORGE BRAUN SR. (d. 1935) WHITELAW MAN, AGED 87, DIES George Braun Sr., Retired Farmer Expires At 8:30 Today George Braun, Sr., 87, retired farmer, died at his home at Whitelaw today at 8:30 a.m. Complication brought about by his advanced age caused his death. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9 o'clock from the home and at 9:30 from the St. Michael's Catholic Church, Whitelaw. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. The body will be taken to the home of a son, George Jr., also of Whitelaw, from the Pfeffer funeral home tomorrow. Born in Austria on Jan. 14, 1848, he came to America as a young man of 21 years. He settled in the Town of Gibson, where he farmed for 15 years. After leaving his Gibson farm he took over a farm in the town of Cato on which he died. He retired from active farming 20 years ago. In 1875 he married Louisa Langenohl, who preceded him in death 25 years ago. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Charles Rank of Antigo; two sons, George Jr. of Whitelaw and Frank at home; a brother, Joseph of Seymour; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He was a member of the Catholic Knights. Manitowoc Herald Times Wednesday, October 9, 1935 pg. 2


GEORGIANA BRAUN Mr. and Mrs. George Braun are mourning the loss of their fifteen months old daughter, Georgiana, who died at the family home at Whitelaw on Tuesday afternoon. She is survived by one sister and two brothers. Manitowoc Herald News Thursday, February 26, 1925 pg. 3 ******* (Georgiana Braun/d. 24 Feb. 1925 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


JOHN BRAUN JOHN BRAUN, SR., DIES IN CHURCH - WHITELAW John Braun Sr., 80, of Whitelaw, lifelong resident of the county, was stricken with a heart attack Tuesday morning, in the vestibule of St. Michael Catholic Church while about to attend 8 a.m. Mass and died before he could be moved to a hospital. Braun, who in recent years resided with a son, Peter, on a farm on the outskirts of the village, had assisted in the morning chores and after breakfast left for church. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the Reedsville Funeral Home and at 9:30 a.m. at the St. Michael Church. The Rev. John Husslein will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. He was born in Liberty in 1874 and in 1904 married Miss Magdalena Gerl. They located on a farm in Franklin. His wife died in 1921. In 1937 he moved to Whitelaw. He was a member of the Holy Name Society and a leader in the Miraculous Medal Assoc. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. John Winkler of Sheboygan, Mrs. John Palmer of Milwaukee, Mrs. Anton Zych of Manitowoc, Mrs. Clarence Fischer and Mrs. Frank Spacek of Rt 4 Manitowoc, and Mrs. Harold Staudinger of Rt 2, Reedsville; two sons, Peter and John Jr., of Whitelaw; 20 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Manitowoc Herald Times - December 28, 1954 edition (sent in by researcher/see contributors page) ******** Funeral services for John Braun Sr., 80, of Whitelaw, who died of a heart attack Tuesday in the vestibule of St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the St. Michael Church. The Rev. John Husslein will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Reedsville Funeral Home. In addition to the survivors listed a sister, Mrs. George Brandl, of Whitelaw, also survives. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, December 29, 1954 P. 19 ******** (John Braun/d. 28 Dec. 1954 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


JOHN W. BRAUN (d. 1960) John W. Braun, 58, of Rt. 1, Whitelaw, died at home Monday morning from a heart attack. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the 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. Mr. Braun was born Dec. 13, 1901, at Cato, son of the late Frank P. and Margaret Grall Braun. He married Anna Heinrichs, June 15, 1926, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Silver Lake. They farmed in the Town of Franklin, Manitowoc County. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Michael parish. Survivors include his wife; four sons, Donald and Paul of Rt. 1, Whitelaw, Raymond at home, and Jerome stationed with the army at Fort Gordon, Ga.; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Reed of Rolling Hills, Calif., and mrs. Charles Champeau of Green Bay; two brothers, Joseph of Manitowoc, and Frank of Whitelaw; four sisters, Mrs. Margaret Zeman of Sheboygan, Mrs. Quirin Swetlik of Rt. 1, Whitelaw, Mrs. Elmer Neuser of Rt. 4, Manitowoc, and Mrs. Paul Pakenham of Minneapolis and 12 grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday where the Holy Name Society will recite the Rosary at 8 p.m., led by Father Rose. Manitowoc Herald Times Tuesday, August 30, 1960 pg. M-11 ******** (John Wolfgang Braun/d. 29 Aug. 1960 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


LARRY BRAUN Larry Braun, 16, of Whitelaw, died Wednesday evening at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Private funeral services for relatives and close friends will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Reedsville Funeral Home and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. Richard Heymen will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Larry was born Sept. 19, 1957, at Whitelaw, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Braun. He was a member of the Catholic Knights Society. Survivors omitted for privacy. A brother preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday, where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Herald Times Reporter Thursday, April 4, 1974 pg. 3


LOUIS BRAUN (sent in by researcher/see contributors page) Louis Braun, 28 (age should be 78) died Tuesday night on the farm of Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. Schuh, town of Cato, where he made his home. Mr Braun was born in 1872 in the town of Liberty. He never married. Survivors are a sister, Mrs. George Brandl and a brother, John, both of Whitelaw. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, April 13 at the Schuh farm home and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic church, Whitelaw, Rev. John Husslein officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Schuh home from 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, until the time of services. The rosary will be recited at the Schuh home at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Manitowoc Herald Times - April 11, 1951 edition ******** (Louis Braun/d. 10 Apr. 1951 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


MARGARET BRAUN Mrs. Frank P. Braun died suddenly early today at her farm home near Whitelaw. The funeral will take place Friday. Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the home and at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic church at Whitelaw. Rev. John W. Husslein will conduct the funeral services. Burial will take place in the cemetery adjoining the church. Mrs. Braun, the former Margaret Groll (sic), was born Sept. 2, 1879, in the town of Cato. She was married to Frank Braun on Oct. 25, 1897. The Christian Mothers society, of which Mrs. Braun was a member, will recite the rosary at her home at 8 o'clock Thursday evening. Mrs. Braun is survived by her husband, 10 children, 34 grandchildren, one brother and two sisters. Her daughters are Mrs. Henry P. Schuh of Kiel, Mrs. Margaret Zeman of Sheboygan, Mrs. Quirin Swetlik of Whitelaw, Miss Tillie Braun of Chicago, Ill, Mrs. Arthur Zimmer, and Mrs. Elmer Neuser, both of route 4, Manitowoc. The sons are John W. Braun, Frank E. Braun and Joe E. Braun all of Whitelaw, and Edward C. Braun, route 2, Two Rivers. One brother, Ignatz Grall, is living in Whitelaw, while two sisters, Mrs. Frank Zipperer, route 1, Cato, and Mrs. W.M. Meyer, Whitelaw, also survive. The body will be moved to the home from the Reedsville Co-operative funeral home Wednesday afternoon and may be viewed there. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, January 8, 1946 P.2


MARIE A. BRAUN Mrs. Kenneth (Marie A.) Braun, age 64, 3510 Schroeder Drive, Manitowoc, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, June 9, 2009, at her residence with her loving family by her side. Marie was born July 12, 1944, in Two Rivers, daughter of the late Joseph and Clara (Kolarik) Vraney. She was a graduate of Manitowoc Lincoln High School, class of 1962. On Oct. 17, 1964, she married Kenneth Braun at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Reifs Mills. After her children were grown, Marie was employed as a dietary cook at the Felician Village in Manitowoc for 14 years. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish and a past member of the Adoration Society of St. Paul Catholic Church. Marie enjoyed spending time in her gardens, growing an impressive array of flowers and vegetables. Her favorite place in the world was in her kitchen. She reveled in preparing huge delicious meals for her family and friends. No one who ever visited Marie's house left hungry. Everyone will greatly miss her fantastic homemade pickles and raspberry jam. She was a tremendously devoted daughter, wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend who will forever be remembered as the greatest, most loving grandmother anyone could possibly ask for. Marie was devoted to the life and teachings of her Catholic faith and has passed on that devotion to her family. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Clara Vraney; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Frank and Marian Braun; two brothers-in-law, Dick Braun and Jim Zlatohlavek. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 13, 2009, at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Grand Avenue site, Manitowoc. The Rev. Richard Klingeisen will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial with burial at St. Michael Cemetery in Whitelaw. The family will greet relatives and friends at the church from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday and again on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11 a.m. A parish prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the church led by Deacon Alan Boeldt. The Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Manitowoc is serving the Braun Family. The family would like to thank the staffs of Green Bay Oncology, St. Vincent Hospital, Dr. Anthony Jaslowski, and also Holy Family Homecare and Hospice for the compassion and care given to Marie and her family. Herald Times Reporter, June 11, 2009


MARY BRAUN First Fatality of 1975 MRS. BRAUN DIES IN TRAFFIC CRASH A 60 year old rural Manitowoc County woman was killed and three other rural county residents injured, the results of a two-car crash at 7:43 p.m. Tuesday at Reedsville. The crash cause the first traffic fatality of the year in Manitowoc County when it claimed the life of Mrs. Mary Braun, Rt. 1, Cato. The county's first traffic fatality last year did not occur until Feb.16. Manitowoc County Coroner James E. Powers said he pronounced Mrs. Braun dead at the scene of head injuries. He an Dist. Atty. Tom Rusboldt, who also was at the schene, will confer to determine whether an inquest will be called. Injured in the crash, which occurred at the intersection of Highway 10 and North Third Street, were Leonard J. Braun, 58, Rt. 1, Cato, head laceration and multiplecuts; Daniel J. Hill, 17, Rt. 2, Cato, severe head injuries, and Michael F. Preston, 18, Rt. 1, Whitelaw, bumped left shoulder and cut knee. All were removed to Holy Family Hospital by Weiting Ambulance Service of Brillion. Hill was the driver and Preston a passenger in a car that, according to the county accident report, was southbound on North Third Street and racing with another vehicle. Also according to the report, Hill failed to heed the stop sign and his car crashed into the front of a car driven by Leonard Braun and westbound on Highway 10. Mrs. Braun, who was riding in the front seat of the westbound car was ejected from the vehicle. The Braun car was pushed to a side street and the Hill car came to rest in an open field. Herald Times Reporter Wednesday January 8, 1975 pg. 1 ********** Mrs. Leonard (Mary) Braun, 60, of Rt. 1, Cato, died Tuesday evening at Reedsville as the result of an automobile accident. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Reedsville Funeral Home, Reedsville, 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. Braun, nee Mary Dvorachek, was born Oct. 5, 1914, in the Town of Maple Grove, daughter of the late Anton and Anna Kocourek Dvorachek. She was married to Leonard Braun May 8, 1946, at Reedsville. She was a member of the Christian Mothers Altar Society of St. Michael Parish. Survivors omitted for privacy. A brother preceded her in death. Friends may call at Reedsville Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, where a parish Rosary service will be held at 8 p.m. by Father Heymen. Herald Times Reporter Wednesday January 8, 1975 pg. 3


  MELVIN BRAUN Funeral services for Melvin Braun, 18, of rural Whitelaw, who died Tuesday morning after a long illness from muscular dystrophy, will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday 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. Among survivors it was inadvertently stated that the maternal grandparents were Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Schamburek. The are Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schamburek of Whitelaw. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday, where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. by the Holy Name Society. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, June 15, 1960 P.31 ******** (Melvin Braun/d. 14 June 1960 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


PETER BRAUN Peter Braun of Whitelaw, well known in this section died last week Thursday at the advanced age of 85 years. Decedent was one of the pioneers of Manitowoc County, coming there from Germany in 1854. He was married in 1855 but his wife died a few years later. In 1868 he was married to the widow now surviving him. With his family he removed from Liberty to Whitelaw in 1890. Five sons and two daughters survive. The funeral took place at Whitelaw, Rev. Kuhl officiating. Six nephews acted as pall bearers. Brillion News – January 22, 1915


REINHOLD BRAUN Reinhold Braun, 49, of Rt. 1, Cato, died Friday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, after a short illness. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Reedsville Funeral Home and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. E.A. Radey will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Braun was born Dec. 17, 1919, in Town of Cato, son of the late George W. and Clara Kuehnl Braun. On Sept. 6, 1947, he married Louise Reimer at Whitelaw. ???township and also worked at Imperial Eastman, Manitowoc. He was a member of the Holy Name Society. Survivors omitted for privacy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Monday where at 7:30 p.m. the Rosary will be recited. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, December 6, 1969 pg. M-19 ******** (Reinhold Braun/d. 5 Dec. 1969 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


VIOLA BRAUN Mrs. Jack Braun, 55, of Whitelaw, died Thursday at Theda Clark Hospital, Neenah. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Reedsville Funeral Home and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Revs. Leo Schmitt, E.A. Radey and Francis Rose will officiate at the requiem Mass and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Braun, the former Viola Staudinger, was born Aug. 26, 1912, in the Town of Cato, daughter of Charles and Clara Hill Staudinger, and was married June 9, 1938, to Mr. Braun at St. Mary Church, Clarks Mills. The couple farmed 27 years in the Town of Franklin. Mr. Braun died in 1963. Since 1965 she was a resident of Whitelaw and was active in Holy Family Hospital Guild and Christian Mothers and Mission Group of St. Michael Parish. Survivors are three sons, Gene and Marvin, of Whitelaw and Glenn, of Clarks Mills; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Staudinger, of Valders; five sisters, Mrs. Irene Klopp, of Port Washington, Mrs. Louis Remaker, of Manitowoc, Mrs. Charles Stefl of Miami, Fla., Mrs. Norbert Zipperer, of Clarks Mills and Mrs. John Chandler, of Milwaukee; a brother, Harold, of Clarks Mills and four grandchildren. A sister preceded her in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday where at 8 p.m. the Rosary will be recited. Manitowoc Herald Times Friday, November 10, 1967 pg. 4 ******** (Viola Braun/d. 9 Nov. 1967 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


DAVID BREDESEN Funeral services for Hospital Mate 3-c David Bredesen, 20 of Whitelaw, who was killed May 15 at Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam, about two weeks after arriving with the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines C. E., First Platoon, will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Saur Funeral Home, Kellnersville, and at 10 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. E.A. Radey will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery with military graveside rites by a unit of the Naval Reserve Training Center of Green Bay. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday where at 8 p.m. the Rosary will be recited by the parish and Holy Name Society members. Bredesen's parents are Mr. and Mrs. William Bredesen, Whitelaw. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, May 29, 1969 pg. 6-T


BARBARA BREDL From Der Nord Westen, 22 Mar. 1900: Death in Whitelaw on Fri. of Mrs. Barbara Bredl of old age. Mrs. Bredl was born in Austria in 1808, thus reaching the age of 92 years. She came to America in 1857 with her husband who died eight years ago. The family settled near Whitelaw where she has lived until just the last few years during which she has been living with the family of her son Franz Bredl. She leaves 2 sons and 4 daughters as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and even one great-great-grandchild. Her funeral was held Mon. morning at the Catholic Cemetery in Whitelaw.


A. MARIA BREY From Der Nord Westen, 23 Nov. 1899: Death in a local hospital yesterday morning of Mrs. Maria Brey of Manitowoc Rapids. She recently underwent an operation on a tumor which apparently went well, but she later fell ill and succumbed after a few painful days. The funeral will take place early tomorrow. ******** Mary Brey birth: 1840 Germany death: 21 November 1899 Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin residence: 1899 Manitowoc Rapids spouse: Anton Brey Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


ANTON BREY From Der Nord Westen, 21 May 1891: Death on Sun. in Town Manitowoc Rapids of Anton Brey of cancer. The funeral took place in the Catholic Cemetery in Pine Grove.


LOUIS BREY DIED ON HIS BIRTHDAY Thirtieth Anniversary of Birth of Louis Brey Was Day of His Death SMALLPOX PROVES FATAL Well Known Young Man of Branch, Third in County to Succumb to Dread Disease On the day that marked the thirtieth anniversary of his birth to life, Louis Brey, a well known young man at Branch was summoned to cease from earthly existence and yielded to death after a struggle against disease that had continued two weeks. Mr. Brey suffered from smallpox of malignant type and is the third Manitowoc county resident to succumb to the dread agency. The disease fastened on the patient two weeks ago and developed in its most virile form, that of black pox. Constant medical attendance and every effort was exerted, but Saturday it became apparent that mortal aid would prove unavailing and at 3 o’clock Sunday morning, the end came. Under cover of night in the little cemetery at Whitelaw in the town of Cato Sunday, unattended by the ceremonies that usually characterize the burial of the dead, and with no relative present to assist in the last rites, the remains of Louis Brey were laid to rest. The burial under these circumstances was made necessary by the provisions of law which requires that the body of a person deceased of contagious disease be buried within twenty four hours of the time of death and at hours between 9 at night and 5 in the morning and that no person whose services are not necessary to the burial of the remains be in attendance. Louis Brey was born in this city April 13, 1872 and had been a resident of the county his entire life. He attended the local schools and at maturity engaged in farming at Branch. In 1896 he was married and three children, all of whom with the wife survive, were born to the union. He was a young man well thought of in the community and had a large circle of friends who will learn of his untimely end with a deep regret. Besides wife and children, three brothers and five sisters also survive. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Monday, April 14, 1902, Page 1 ********* From Der Nord Westen, 17 Apr. 1902: Louis Brey, a well-known resident of Branch, died of smallpox on Sun. immediately after his 30th birthday. He is the 3rd victim in our county during this year who has succumbed to the milder form of this dread disease. His body was buried Sun. night in the Whitelaw Cemetery. In addition to his widow and several children, Brey is survived by 8 sisters.


CASPER BROWN CASPER BRAUN, PIONEER, DEAD Branch And Manitowoc Man Dies Of Old Age Casper Braun, 79, resident of Branch and Manitowoc for more than a half century, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Michael Sadusky, 802 South Twenty-Sixth street, at 2 a.m. today. Complications attendant upon old age caused his demise. He was born at Igershein, Germany, Jan. 16, 1853 and came to the United States and settled in Branch in November, 1879. He married Pauline Pitz April 30, 1882. Mrs. Braun died in 1920. He was a member of the Catholic Knights. Mr. Braun had made his home in this city for the last eleven years. The survivors are four children, Mrs. Michael Sadusky, city, Miss Rose, Chicago, John, West DePere, and William, Fort Ranson, N.D. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Magdalena Bieholt who lives in Germany. The body was taken to the Sadusky residence at 4 o'clock this afternoon. Funeral services will be held at the house Saturday at 8:15 a.m. and at St. Michael's church, Whitelaw, at 9 o'clock. The Rev. Father Pufahl will officiate and burial will be in the Catholic cemetery at Whitelaw. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, May 12, pg. 2


PAULINA BROWN Mrs. Paulina Brown, wife of Caspar Brown of Branch, died at the Holy Family Hospital last evening following an illness of some time. Deceased was 65 years of age and had been a resident of this county for the past forty years. She is survived by her husband, five daughters and two sons. They are Mrs. Gust Langbecker, of Wausau, Louise, of New York, Elizabeth of Chicago, Rose of Chicago and Minnie at home, John, of Green Bay and William of North Dakota. The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock and interment will be at Whitelaw. The remains have been removed to the undertaking parlors of Frazier & Shimek from where the funeral will be held. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. January 31, 1920 P. 5


ANTON BRUNNER Anton Brunner, 86, of Whitelaw, retired village business man, died Saturday morning at home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday 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. Mr. Brunner was born Oct. 5, 1887, in the Town of Manitowoc Rapids, son of the late Wolfgang and Sophia Utz Brunner. He married Erna Schimmel Oct. 30, 1912, at Mishicot. Mr. Brunner was a butcher by trade and worked in Mishicot, Rockwood and Whitelaw. He also operated a tavern in Whitelaw for 27 years retiring in 1956. Mr. Brunner was a director of the Maribel Whitelaw Bank for 40 years, a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge No. 706, of Manitowoc, a member of St. Michael Church Holy Name Society and a 50 year member of the Catholic Knights Branch No. 147 of Whitelaw. Mr. and Mrs. Brunner celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1962. Survivors omitted for privacy. Three brothers and five sisters preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Monday until the time of service. Eagles Memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. and a Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Monday by Father Heymen, the Holy Name Society and the Catholic Knights. Herald Times Reporter Saturday, April 6, 1974 pg. 3 ******** (05 Oct 1887/Apr 1974/SSDI)


SOPHIA BRUNNER Funeral services for Mrs. Sophia Brunner, 94, who died at the Edward Brunner home in Whitelaw, were held at Whitelaw. Pallbearers were her grandsons, Harold, Leonard, Herbert, Roy, Howard, Raymond and Jerome Brunner, Frank Pritzl, Walter Kanzelberger, Richard and Norbert Hermann. The Mothers Sodality of St. Michaels's Catholic church of which Mrs. Brunner was the oldest member, attended in a body. Among those attending were Mrs. Joseph Brunner of Oshkosh; Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Brunner of Kaukauna; Charles Hessel, Joseph Kolie, John Simmet of Francis Creek; Mr. and Mrs. John Schad and daughter Ann, of Valders. Manitowoc Herald Times Friday, April 10, 1942 pg. 2


THERESA BRUNNER Mrs. Adolph (Ed) Brunner, 82, of Whitelaw, died Tuesday at home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Reedsville Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. Officiating at the concelebrated Mass will be the Revs. E.A. Radey, Leo Schmitt and Francis Rose. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Brunner was born Aug. 3, 1886, in the Town of Cato, daughter of the late Frank and Margaret Rippe Kohlbeck, and she was married to Adolph Brunner Sept. 24, 1912, at Clarks Mills. She was a 50-year member of the Christain Mothers of St. Michael's. Survivors include the husband; three daughters, Mrs. Ernest (Margaret) Lomprey of Henderson, Nev., Mrs. Theresa Sitmann of Whitelaw and Mrs. Gregory (Gertrude) Schmelzle of Necedah; three sons, Harold of Dearborn, Mich., Hubert of San Francisco, Calif., and Roy of Manitowoc; three brothers, Louis of Whitelaw and George and Ferd. Of Rt. 1, Cato; 26 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. A son, four brothers and a sister preceded her in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday where at 7 p.m. the Rosary will be recited. Manitowoc Herald Times Tuesday, February 25, 1969 pg. 3 ******** (Theresa M. Brunner/d. 25 Feb. 1969 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


WINIFRED BRUNNER Mrs. Roy Brunner, 24, nee Winifred Gamble, of 1414 South 16th street, died Wednesday at the Wisconsin General hospital, Madison, following a three months illness. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Pfeffer funeral home and at 9 o'clock at St. Andrew church, the Rev. Henry Letz officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael's cemetery, Whitelaw. She was born in White Lake, Wis., and came here when a child with her parents. She was graduated from St. Andrew school and was a member of the 1941 class of Lincoln high school. She was married to Mr. Brunner in 1947. Survivors are the husband; mother, Mrs. Anna Gamble of this city; two brothers, Warren and John of this city; sister, Mrs. Daniel Guralski of this city. The body may be viewed at the funeral home after Friday noon, where the rosary will be recited at 7:30 Friday evening. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, April 1, 1948 P.2 ********* (Winifred Brunner/d. 1 Apr. 1948 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


DAVID JAMES BURNS David James Burns, six-day-old sone of James and Darlene Sittman Burns, of Manitowoc, died Friday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services were at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, the Rev. Francis Rose of St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw, officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. David was born July 2 at Holy Family Hospital. (Survivors omitted for privacy) Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, July 09, 1960 page 7


MICHAEL CONNELLY Michael Connolly, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Connolly of Whitelaw, was born and died Sunday at Holy Family hospital. Funeral services were held Monday at the Pfeffer funeral home with burial in St. Michael cemetery at Whitelaw. The Rev. John Husslein officiated at the services. Survivors are the parents; grandparents, Mrs. Meta Connolly of Dubuque, Iowa, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shimon of Manitowoc. Manitowoc Herald Times Tuesday, June 28, 1949 pg. 2 ******** (Michael/d. 26 June 1949 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


ARTHUR DVORAK Arthur Dvorak, 54, of Cato, died Tuesday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, after an apparent heart attack. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Reedsville Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. E.A. Radey will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Dvorak was born Oct. 26, 1914, in the Town of Franklin, son of the late John C. Dvorak and Mrs. Ida Huinker Dvorak. On July 25, 1939, he married Honora Hayden at Maple Grove, and he farmed in the Towns of Cato and Maple Grove. He was a co-partner in Stetson Dvorak Implement Co., Menchalville, a director of Maribel State Bank, member of the Cato and Reedsville school boards and the CESA Tri-School Reorganization Committee, Whitelaw Sportmen's Club and Holy Name Society, had been a trustee for the St. Michael parish and was active in county 4-H. Survivors include the wife; three daughters; four sons (Survivors omitted for privacy.); his mother of Reedsville; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph F. Lemberger of Dos Palos, Calif., and Mrs. Gordon Sheehy, of Rt. 2, Reedsville; a brother, Ervin, of Rt. 2, Reedsville, and a grandchild. A sister preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home this Thursday evening where at 8 o'clock the Rosary will be recited. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. January 2, 1969 P. 31 ******* (Arthur Dvorak/d. 31 Dec. 1968 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


ANNA EBERT Mrs. Anne M. Ebert, 88, of Rt. 1, Whitelaw, died Monday afternoon at Maple Crest Home, Whitelaw, where she had been residing since April 28, 1964. Funeral services will be at 9:45 a.m. Thursday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at10:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw, the Rev. Francis Rose officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Ebert was born July 28, 1876 in the Town of Franklin, daughter of the late Andrew and Margaret Steiner Fritch. She was married to Jacob Ebert Sept. 5, 1898, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills, and they farmed in the Town of Franklin. The couple observed its golden wedding anniversary in 1948 and Mr. Ebert died Aug. 23, 1950. Mrs. Ebert was a charter member of the Christian Mothers Altar Society of St. Michael Church. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Walter Grimm of Mishicot, Mrs. Edward Goehring Sr., of Clarks Mills and Mrs. Margaret Brandel of Manitowoc; four sons, Joseph of Whitelaw, Andrew of Rt. 1, Cato, John E. of Rt. 1, Whitelaw, and Michael of Manitowoc; 39 grandchildren and 61 great grandchildren. Two sons died in infancy and a son, Reinhart, died May 5, 1945. A sister and a brother also preceded her in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday where the Rosary will be recited by the society, parish and friends at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times Tuesday, August 18, 1964 pg. M-11 ******** (Anna M. Ebert/d. 17 Aug. 1964 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


ANN A. EBERT (d. 2011) Ann A. Ebert, age 96, of 715 S. 24th street, Manitowoc, died Friday, November 18, 2011 Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, Manitowoc. Ann was born on October 29, 1915, in the Town of Cato, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Schriner) Brandel. On July 3, 1941, she married Reinhart Ebert at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. He preceded her in death on May 5, 1946. Ann was a press operator at Jagemann Stamping Company for 21 years, retiring in 1977. (Survivors omitted for privacy) Ann was also preceded in death by eight brothers, Joseph, Charles, Bernard, Victor, Robert, Leonard, Ottmar and Herbert Brandl; seven sisters, Elizabeth Augustine, Sr. Hernengild Brandl, Agnes Mahlock, Sophie Brandl, Veronica Reiderer, Rose Budnar and Beatrice Stuebber. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2011, at St. Francis of Assisi on Marshall. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Dan Viertel with burial at St. Michaels Cemetery in Whitelaw. The family will greet relatives and friends on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at St. Francis of Assisi on Marshall from 9:30a.m. until 10:45a.m. (No newspaper or date cited)


ANTON EBERT From Der Nord Westen, 07 Nov. 1895: Death of 24 yr. old Anton Ebert on Fri. in Grimms Station, an unmarried man. His funeral took place Mon. morning in the Catholic Cemetery of Pine Grove.


BABY EBERT (d. 1934) Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ebert of Whitelaw are mourning the loss of their infant daughter born to them at the Holy Family hospital last Thursday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. May 31, 1934 P. 1 (Note: This obit appears to belong to this child)


CLARA EBERT Clara, two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Ebert of route 1, Cato, died early today at the Holy Family hospital following a four day illness, of bronchial pneumonia. Survivors are the parents; two brothers, Kenneth and Jerome; five sisters, Marion, Jeanette, Genrose, Germaine and Loretta. The body had been move to the Ebert home. Services will be held Thursday at 8 a.m. from the home and at 8:30 o'clock from the St. Michael's church, Whitelaw. Manitowoc Herald Times Wednesday, November 8, 1939 pg. 2


EDWARD C. EBERT Edward C. "Eddie" Ebert, age 59, of Hillcrest Road, Whitelaw, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, April 19, 2007, at Aurora Bay Care Center, Green Bay.  Eddie was born Aug. 8, 1947, in Manitowoc, son of the late John and Margaret Schambureck Ebert Sr. He was a 1965 graduate of Reedsville High School. Eddie was a member of the U.S. Army in 1967 and the Army Reserves for the following six years. He worked for the Rockwell Lime Company for the past 40 years. Eddie was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Kellnersville; Betterment Association; charter member of the Inland Snowblazers Snowmobile Club; Manitowoc County Fish and Game Association; and the Whitelaw Sportsman's Club of which he was past president and director. He loved to hunt, fish, and play a good sheep-head card game. He was a friend of many and would help anyone.  (Survivors omitted for privacy.) He was preceded in death by his parents: John and Margaret Ebert Sr.; one brother: John Ebert Jr.; one godchild/niece: Marla Wallander.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday,l 23, 2007, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kellnersville. The Rev. Rallen Stencil will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial with burial to follow at St. Michael Cemetery, Whitelaw.  Relatives and friends may call on Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home in Kellnersville and on Monday at St. Joseph Church from 9 a.m. until the time of service. There will be a parish service at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home led by Deacon Tom Koch.  Herald Times Reporter, April 21, 2007 


LOUIS EBERT Louis Ebert birth: 19 June 1900 Franklin, Manitowoc Co., Wis. death: 22 June 1900 Franklin, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Whitelaw, Wis. residence: 1900 Franklin, Manitowoc Co., Wis. father: Jacob Ebert mother: Anna Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968 ******** Louis Ebert birth: 20 June 1900 Franklin, Wis. death: 23 June 1900 Franklin, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Whitelaw, Wis. residence: 1900 Franklin, Wis. father: Jacob Ebert mother: Annie Mary Fritch Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


JACOB EBERT (d. 1900) Jacob Ebert birth: 19 June 1900 Franklin, Manitowoc Co., Wis. death: 19 June 1900 Franklin, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Whitelaw, Wis. residence: 1900 Franklin, Manitowoc Co., Wis. father: Jacob Ebert mother: Anna Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


JACOB EBERT Jacob Ebert, 75, of route 1, Franklin, lifelong resident of the county, died Wednesday afternoon at the homestead farm in Franklin. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the home and at 9:30 at the St. Michael church in Whitelaw. The Rev. John Husselein will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. He was born in Whitelaw in 1875 and in 1898 married Miss Anna Fritsch. They located on the present farm. He was a member of the Holy Name Society. The couple observed its golden wedding anniversary in 1948. Survivors are his wife; four sons, Joseph and John of Whitelaw, Andrew of Cato and Michael of this city; three daughters, Mrs. Walter Grimm of Mishicot, Mrs. Edward Goehring of Clarks Mills and Mrs. Edward Brandel of Kellnersville; brother, Joseph of Marshfield; 35 grandchildren and a great grandchild. A son, Reinhardt, died four years ago. The casket was moved from the Pfeffer funeral home to the Ebert home this afternoon where the rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock tonight and Friday night. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, August 24, 1950 pg. 2 ******** (Jacob Ebert/d. 25 Aug. 1950 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


MARGARET EBERT Mrs. John Ebert, 41, of Rt. 1, Whitelaw, mother of nine children, died Saturday morning at the Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9:30 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. John Husslein will officiate and interment will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Ebert was born Margaret Schambureck in Franklin in 1911 and in 1934 was married to Mr. Ebert. They located on a farm near Whitelaw. She was a member of the Christain Mothers. Survivors are her husband; father, Jim Schambureck of Whitelaw; three daughters, Elizabeth, Margaret May and Barbara Ann at home; six xons, John, Russell, James, Edward, Thomas and Daniel at home; three brothers, John of Whitelaw, George of Reedsville, and Robert of Rt. 1, Whitelaw; nine sisters, Mrs. Andrew Ebert and Mrs. William Baroun of Rt. 1, Cato, Mrs. Joseph Franz and Mrs. Charles Typner of Manitowoc, Mrs. Robert Bennington and Miss Theresa, of Whitelaw, Mrs. William Fritsch of Rt. 2, Reedsville, Mrs. Norbert Schermetzler of Rt. 5, Manitowoc and Mrs. Leo Krall of Rt. 1, Whitelaw. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10:30 a.m. Monday where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Monday. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, June 13, 1953 pg. 17 ******** (Margaret Ebert/d. 13 June 1953 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


MARY EBERT Mrs. Mary Ann Ebert, 40, wife of Joseph Ebert, died at 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon at her home at Whitelaw after suffering a heart attack. She was the mother of a two weeks old daughter. Mrs. Ebert, nee Mary Anna Reis, was born in the town of Kossuth Oct 22, 1901, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Reis. She was married May 17, 1927. The couple established their residence in the town of Cato. Survivors are the husband, two children, Leonara Francis, Age 3, and Inez Loretta, aged 2 weeks; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Reis; four brothers, Frank Reis of Greenville, Clarence of Milwaukee, John of Mishicot and George of Manitowoc route 5; and two sisters, Mrs. Clem Blonde of Green Bay, and Sister M. Digna of West Point, Neb. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 9 o'clock at the residence and at 9:30 o'clock at St. Michael's church at Whitelaw with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Father Husslein will officiate. The body will be removed to the home from the Pfeffer Funeral Home Saturday at 1 p.m. Mrs. Ebert was a member of the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin. Manitowoc Herald Times Friday, January 24, 1941 pg. 8


REINHART EBERT Reinhart A. Ebert, 32, of route 1, Whitelaw, died suddenly Sunday noon at the farm home in Franklin of a heart stroke. Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning at the Ebert home and at 9:30 at the St. Michael's church, Whitelaw, the Rev. John Husslein officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Ebert was born on the homestead farm of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Ebert, in 1913 and in 1941 married Miss Anna Brandel. She survives with a daughter, Sandra Ann, and two sons, Stephen and Reinhart Jr. The parents, four brothers, Andrew, Joseph and John of Whitelaw and Michael with the armed forces in Germany; and three sisters, Mrs. Walter Grimm of Mishicot, Mrs. Edward Goehring of Clarks Mills and Mrs. Barnard Brandel of Whitelaw, also survive. The body was moved to the home this afternoon from the Pfeffer Funeral Home where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, May 6, 1946 pg. 2 ******** (Reinhart Ebert/d. 5 May 1946 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


FRED ELLERMAN Announcement has been made of the death of Fred Ellerman of Milwaukee and a former resident of Whitelaw. The deceased died at Milwaukee last week and was thirty-four years of age, death being due to pleurisy and pneumonia. The funeral was held at Whitelaw. He is survived by his wife, two children, Vernon and Loretta. Eight sisters and two brothers. His mother, Mrs. Theresa Ellerman of this city also survives. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. March 28, 1929 P. 1


GEORGE ELLERMAN George Ellerman, 64, retired Cato farmer, died Saturday night at the Holy Family hospital and funeral services were held Tuesday morning at St. Michael's at Whitelaw. Survivors are the widow, two daughter, a brother, seven sisters and three grandchildren. Manitowoc Sun Messenger, Manitowoc, Wis. May 29, 1942 P. 2


MARY ELLERMAN Mrs. Mary Ellerman, 73, lifelong resident of the Whitelaw area, died early Tuesday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, where she was a patient three weeks. She had been in ill health six months. Funeral services will be at 10:45 a.m. Thursday at Sauer Funeral Home, Kellnersville, and at 11:15 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. Francis Rose will be the celebrant of the solemn requiem high Mass. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Ellerman was born Mary Augustine Sept. 30, 1887, at Whitelaw, daughter of the late Frank and Julia Siebert Augustine. She was married Nov. 11, 1905, to George Ellerman and the couple settled on the Ellerman Homestead farm. When Mr. Ellerman retired 20 years ago they moved to Whitelaw. Mrs. Ellerman was a charter member of the Christian Mothers Society of St. Michael Church, of which she was a member fro 52 years. She was also a member of the Third Order of St. Francis. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Lemberger, of Menominee Falls, Wis. And Mrs. Richard Fischer, of Whitelaw; four brothers, George Augustine, of Port Washington, Anton, of Milwaukee, Bernard of Sheboygan and John of Manitowoc; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Lemberger of Port Washington, Mrs. Louis Schambureck, of Whitelaw and Sister Puedentina, of Milwaukee; four grandchildren and a great grandchild. Her husband preceded her in death 19 years ago. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday where at 8 p.m. the Rosary will be recited by Father Rose and the Christian Mothers. Manitowoc Herald Times Tuesday, September 19, 1961 pg. M-11


THERESA ELLERMAN DIES AT HOME OF A DAUGHTER Mrs. Theresa Baumann Was Ill For Two Days Mrs. Theresa Bauman, 79, a resident of Whitelaw and Manitowoc for about 46 years, will be buried at Whitelaw Saturday following services at St. Michael's church at 9 a.m. She died yesterday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lillian McCabe, in St. Paul, Minn., where she had been visiting for only two weeks. Previous to that she lived for the last six years in Manitowoc with another daughter, Mrs. Mary Harter, 1418 Madison Street. Mrs. Bauman was born in Germany and was married to Fred Ellerman at Whitelaw 55 years ago. Her husbnad died in 1897. She married Matt Baumann at Manitowoc 10 years later. His death came two years later. She lived at Whitelaw for about 40 years, at Abbotsford for about 10 years, and the last six years in Manitowoc. Her death came after only two days of illness. She is survived by two sons and seven daughters by her first marriage, John Ellerman of 1415 Columbus street, Manitowoc, George Ellerman of Whitelaw, Mrs. Mary Harter, Manitowoc, Mrs. Rose Klann, Cato, Mrs. Clara Hermann, Branch, Mrs. Bertha Stauber, Sawyer, Mrs. Theresa Schmieder, Sheboygan, Mrs. Anna Augustine, Port Washington, and Mrs. McCabe, St. Paul. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. June 15, 1933 P. 2


MAGDALENA ENGELDINGER From Der Nord Westen, 21 Sept. 1885: Death of Mrs. Magdalena Engeldinger (nee Hein) in Cato on Sun., 20 Sept. She was the wife of Math. Engeldinger and mother of Mrs. Kettenhofen, locally. She was born in Bilzingen in Kreis Saarburg, Rheinpreussen on 22 Sept. 1822. Her burial took place on her birthday, 22 Sept. in the Cemetery of Pine Grove. She leaves her husband and several grown children.


LUCILLE FANSLAU Lucille C. Fanslau, age 87, of 1713 Revere Drive, Manitowoc, died Thursday afternoon, May 6, 2004 at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at Holy Innocents Catholic Church. The Rev. Gerald Foley will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial with burial to follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Whitelaw. Lucille was born on Feb. 8, 1917 in Whitelaw, daughter of the late Phillip and Anna Grimm Sickinger. She grew up in Whitelaw and was a 1935 graduate of Manitowoc’s Lincoln High School. Lucille was a resident of Manitowoc since 1945 and worked as a nursing assistant at the Manitowoc Health Care Center retiring in 1963. On June 7, 1974, Lucille was married to Reinhardt Fanslau and he preceded her in death on Dec. 3, 1976. Lucille was a member of Holy Innocents Catholic Church, Holy Innocents Christian Mothers, Holy Innocents Mixed Choir and the Manitowoc Senior Center. Lucille enjoyed all types of dancing, especially square dancing and sewing. (Survivors omitted for privacy) She was preceded in death by one son-in-law: Rudy Dock; three sisters: Sister Mary Bertelia, Barbara Herman and Sara Helgeson; four brothers: Ervin, Florian, Martin and Gerhard Sickinger; one half sister: Germaine Tuschl; one stepsister: Mayme Pfeffer; four stepbrothers: Frank, John, Lawrence and Edmund Grall. Relatives and friends may call at Holy Innocents Catholic Church on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. The Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Manitowoc is serving the Fanslau family. Herald Times Reporter - May 8, 2004


ANNA FELBER The body of Mrs. A. Felber, who died at her home on North Eleventh street Friday, was taken to Whitelaw for burial today. Decedent was 58 years of age and was born at Oshkosh. Death followed an illness of some time. Three sons, Peter, John and Anton, and four daughters, Mrs. Gus Wagner, Minoqua; Mrs. Edward Maertz, Chicago; Miss Marie, Chicago, and Miss Rose of this city, survive. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Monday, November 29, 1915, Page 3 ******** Miss Marie Felber returned to Chicago this morning to resume her studies at the Washington Park Hospital, where she is fitting herself for a nurse's position. Miss Felber has been here at the home of her parents on South Twelfth street since the death of her mother, Mrs. Anna Felber, about three weeks ago. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Thursday, December 30, 1915 P.3 ******** (No.1. 1st publication Jan. 8, '16.) Notice to Creditors IN PROBATE-MANITOWOC COUNTY COURT, In the matter of the estate of Anna Felber, deceased. Letters of administration on said estate having been issued to Anton Felber on the 7th day of January, A.D., 1916, and six months from and after said day being allowed and limited for creditors to present their claims, of which notice is hereby given, and further that the undersigned will, on the 18th day of July, 1915 at the probate office in the city of Manitowoc, in said county, examine and adjust all such claims and demands so presented and filed. Dated January 7, 1915. John chloupek, County Judge. Isaac Craite, Attorney. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Saturday, February 5, 1916 P.6


MARIE FELBER (d. 1966) Miss Marie B. Felber, 71, of 641-A S. 26th St., Manitowoc, died Friday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. Monday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, Manitowoc, the Very Rev. Clement P. Kern officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael parish cemetery, Whitelaw. Miss Felber was born Dec. 7, 1894, at Manitowoc Rapids, daughter of the late Anton and Anna Felber. She received her primary education in the Manitowoc County school system. Miss Felber entered nurses training at Chicago in 1915 and graduated in 1918. She then performed institutional work in supervisory positions and private duty until 1922 when she began post-graduate work in anethesia at St. Luke Hospital, Chicago. In 1927 Miss Felber became the first anesthetist at Billings Hospital, University of Chicago, until 1933, when she joined the staff at the University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City. In 1954 she transferred to McFarland Clinic at Ames, Iowa, until 1958 when she retired and returned to Manitowoc where she was employed for several years as a relief worker at Holy Family Hospital. She was a member of the St. Paul Christian Mothers Altar Society. Surviving are nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday where the Rosary will be recited at 7:15 p.m. by members of the parish and the Christian Mothers Altar Society. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. June 4, 1966 P. 3 ******* (Marie Felber/d. 3 June 1966 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw) (b. 7 Dec. 1894/d. June 1966/SSDI)


GODFREY FETZER Godfrey P. Fetzer, 87, of Rockwood died early Monday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, after an illness of several years. Funeral services will be at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at Mittnacht Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, Francis Creek, the Rev. John Haen officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery, Whitelaw. Mr. Fetzer was born Aug. 4, 1873, in the Town of Franklin, Manitowoc County, son of the late Bernard and Mary Schavet Fetzer, and he attended public and parochial schools in the township. He married Margaret Pankratz June 7, 1910, at Clarks Mills and they operated the homestead farm from 1910 until 1945. During that time, he also owned and operated a threshing machine in Manitowoc County. He retired in 1945 and lived in the Town of Franklin four years before moving to Rockwood. He and his wife lived there with a daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Oreste Brazzale. Mr. Fetzer was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Ann Church, an honorary member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, and a former member of the School Board of Franklin Joint District No. 8. He and his wife celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last summer. A daughter preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife; two son, Donald of Manitowoc and William of Rockwood; two daughters, Mrs. Harry Kelley of Manitowoc, and Mrs. Brazzale of Rockwood; two brothers, Bernard of Grimms, Manitowoc County, and Frank of Milwaukee; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Burkart of Fond du Lac, Mrs. Catherine Grimm of Kaukauna and Miss Ora of Manitowoc and 12 grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. by the Holy Name Society, the Catholic Order of Foresters and the Knights of Columbus. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, January 30, 1961 pg. M-13 ******** (Godfrey P. Fetzer/d. 30 Jan. 1961 from records of St. Michael's Whitelaw)


LORRAINE FETZER Death Visits Fetzer Home At Whitelaw Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey Fetzer, Whitelaw, are mourning the death of their five year old daughter, Lorraine, who passed away yesterday at the home, death being due to an attack of scarlet fever from which she had suffered only a few days. The funeral was held from the home this morning and was private. Two other daughters in the family are suffering from the disease but were somewhat better today. Besides the two sisters, two brothers and the parents survive the little one. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. Saturday, March 21, 1925 P. 2 ******** (Lorraine Fetzer/d. 20 Mar. 1925 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


MARGARET FETZER Mrs. Godfrey P. Fetzer, 84, died unexpectedly late Wednesday morning at the home of a son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Oreste Brazzale, of Rockwood where she had made her home 13 years. Funeral services will be at 9:45 a.m. Saturday at Mittnacht Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, Francis Creek. The Rev. John Haen will officiate and burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery, Whitelaw. The former Margaret Frances Pankratz was born July 17, 1882, at Cato, daughter of the late Michael and Margaret Schleis Pankratz. She attended schools at Cato and Whitelaw and had been employed as a clerk at the Walter Killen General Store, Cato, before she was married at Clarks Mills to Godfrey P. Fetzer June 7, 1910. They observed the golden anniversary of the wedding in 1960. The couple farmed in the Town of Franklin from 1910 until retiring in 1945. They lived four years in the Town of Franklin, then moving to Rockwood. Mr. Fetzer died in 1961. Mrs. Fetzer had been a member of St. Michael Catholic Church Christian Mothers Society for 50 years and of St. Ann Catholic Church Christian Mothers Altar Society for 15 years. Mrs. Fetzer is survived by two sons, Donald and William Getzer, of Green Bay, two daughters, Mrs. Harry J. Kelley, of Manitowoc and Mrs. Oreste Brazzale, of Rockwood, 12 grandchildren and a great grandchild. A daughter preceded her in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. by members of the Christian Mothers societies of St. Michael and St. Ann Catholic churches. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. March 16, 1967 P. 21 ******* (Margaret F. Fetzer/d. 15 Mar. 1967 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


ANNA FISCHER Mrs. Anna Fischer, wife of Joseph Fischer, a pioneer resident of Whitelaw, died Sunday and the burial was held at Whitelaw today. Mrs. Fischer had resided at Whitelaw for forty years or more. The following from the city attended the funeral today: Mr. and Mrs. George Meulend, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schaunberg, Jr., Matt Fischer, Frank Schaunberg, Sr. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Thursday, February 04, 1915, Page 3


BERTHA FISCHER Mrs. Ferdinand (Bertha) Fischer, 93, of Holy Family Skilled Nursing Facility, Manitowoc, a former resident of Shady Lane Home, died early Tuesday morning, Sept. 9, at the Care Facility. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Reedsville Funeral Home, Reedsville, and 11 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. Richard Heymen will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Fischer, nee Bertha Buchner, was born May 3, 1888, at Germany, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Buchner. She was married to Ferdinand Fischer at St. Michael Catholic Churcb (sic), Whitelaw. Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Fischer and Mr. and Mrs. Reinhart Fischer of Route 1, Reedsville, and Mr. and Mrs. John Fischer of Route 1, Brillion; two daughters and a son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. William Bursek of Manitowoc, and Mrs. Al (Aurelia) Puser of Brillion; 30 grandchildren, 78 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1946, a brother, a sister, and a grandson. Friends may call at Reedsville Funeral Home from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday until the time of services. A parish vigil service will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday by Rev. Heymen. Herald Times Reporter, September 9, 1980 P.3 ********* Fischer A daughter, Clara Hlavachek, who preceded in death, was inadvertently omitted from the Mrs. Ferdinand (Bertha) Fischer notice. Herald Times Reporter, September 12, 1980 P.3 ******** (3 May 1887/Sep 1980/SSDI)


CLARA FISCHER From Der Nord Westen, 03 Mar. 1904: Death in Whitelaw on Sat. of 16-yr. old Clara Fischer after a confinement of only a week with pneumonia. The funeral was held Monday. ******** Clara Fischer birth: 1889 Franklin death: 27 February 1904 Franklin, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin residence: 1904 Franklin father: Joseph Fischer mother: Anna Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


EDWIN FISCHER EDWIN FISCHER, DRAY LINE OPERATOR HERE, IS DROWNING VICTIM Goes Under While Swimming In River; Body Recovered This Morning Edwin A. Fischer, 38, dray line operator in this city for 14 years, drowned shortly before 7 o'clock Thursday evening in the Manitowoc River northwest of the west end of Waldo Boulevard. The body was found about 8 o'clock this morning by Sheriff Elmer Bergner, Edgar Knutson and Frederick Grapentine, the latter two employes of Fischer about 1,000 feet downstream from the point where Fischer was last seen. Attempts to locate the body were continued for over four and one-half hours Thursday evening and resumed by the sheriff at 6 o'clock this morning. Fischer, accompanied by his 15 year old nephew, Cameron Lequa, of 731 N. Eighth street, and a friend, Frank Jiminez of 605 York street, a former member of the U.S. Coast Guard, went to the river for a swim shortly after 5:30 o'clock Thursday. They drove out in a light pick-up truck owned by Fischer which was parked at the John Sundt farm just off Highway 141. Strong Undercurrent Lequa and Jiminez swam across the river channel which was swollen to twice its normal depth by the torrential rains of early Thursday. A strong undercurrent made swimming difficult and Fischer, who was last in the water, called to the others and said he was exhausted and couldn't make it. At that time he was about 10 feet from the bank. Lequa, according to Dr. Theodore Teitgen, county coroner, reached out and grasped his uncles arm. Both went under the water and Lequa swam to the shore, at the same time trying to keep hold of Fischer. Jiminez also went into the water and took hold of Fischer, grasping a bush with the other hand but the bush gave way, and he lost his hold on Fischer, he told the coroner. Fischer turned over on his back, apparently attempting to keep afloat and called for help. The current pulled him under and Fischer's companions did not see him again. Jiminez swam across the river, ran to the Sundt farm and asked that help be called. Miss Minnie Sundt called the sheriff's office and the sheriff in turn notified Coroner Teitgen. A number of youths fishing for crabs in the river heard the shouts of Jiminez and Lequa. They jumped on their bicycles, rode home and called for assistance. In this group were Dan Yelene, Paul and Ervin Thiesen, Bobby Levendusky and Jack Wollman, all residing in the vicinity of 22nd street and LaFollette avenue. Coast Guard Called The water was between eight and nine feet at the point where Fischer drowned. The Two Rivers coast guard assisted the sheriff, coroner and deputies in efforts to find the body last night. Wire fencing was stretched across the stream at a point below Pierce's bridge in an effort to prevent the body from floating downstream but the current was so great that the plan had to be abandoned. Fish netting was obtained from Conservation Warden Herb Vander Bloemen and used in the same manner. Meanwhile, several different boats were pressed into use in dragging operations, including a Coast Guard crew, another boat provided by County Highway Officer Clarence Meihsner and a boat borrowed by the sheriff. Assisting were County Highway Officers William Ladwig and Henry Pleuss and Deputy William Henschel. The sheriff, Grapentine and Knutson started out at 6 o'clock this morning at the point where Fischer was last seen and floated down stream using grappling hooks. The body was sighted in a small offshoot of the river proper, tangled in willows. The water was about three feet deep in this small stream. The body was floating face down. Funeral Saturday Mr. Fischer was born in Whitelaw in 1904, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Pius Fischer and spent his early life in that place. Twenty years ago he moved to this city and 14 years ago engaged in the draying and trucking business. He headed the Fischer Truck Lines, which has an office at 823 South 13th street. For the past three years he has made his home with a sister, Mrs. Lilliam Lequa of 731 North Eighth street. Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Pius Fischer of Whitelaw; three sisters, Mrs. Lequa of this city, Mrs. Irving Winter of New York city, Eleanor of Whitelaw; two brothers, Charles and George of Whitelaw. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 8:45 a.m. from the Pfeffer funeral home, the Rev. Louis Schorn of the Sacred Heart church officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael's church cemetery at Whitelaw. The body is lying in state at the funeral home and may be viewed until the hour of the services. Manitowoc Herald Times Friday, July 17, 1942 pg. 2 ******** (Edwin A. Fischer/d. 16 July 1942 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


ELEANOR FISCHER Miss Eleanor Fischer, 50, of 885 North Eighth St., Manitowoc, died Wednesday evening at the Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 o'clock at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Manitowoc. The Rev. L.M. Schorn will officiate and burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery, Whitelaw. Miss Fischer was born in 1902 in Cato, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pius Fischer. For the past five years she has resided with a sister, Mrs. Lillian Lequa in Manitowoc. Survivors are two brothers, George of Manitowoc, Charles of Cato; two sisters, Mrs. Lequa of Manitowoc, Mrs. I.J. Winters of New York City. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. Friday where the rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, August 7, 1953 P.29 ******** (Eleanor Fischer/d. 26 Aug. 1953 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


FERDINAND FISCHER Ferdinand Fischer, 66, of 934 South 14th street, died suddenly this morning of a heart attack at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joseph Nenahlo of route 2, Brillion. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Pfeffer funeral home, and at 10 o'clock at St. Boniface church, the Rev. Alfred Pritzl officiating. Burial will be in St. Michaels cemetery, Whitelaw. He was born in Franklin and 42 years ago married Miss Bertha Buchner. He operated a farm near Whitelaw for 30 years, moving here four years ago. He had been employed at the Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry company. Survivors are his wife; three sons, Alex of Maple Grove, Reinhart of Reedsville, John of Brillian; three daughters, Mrs. Joseph Nenahlo of route 2, Brillion, Mrs. William Bursek of this city, Mrs. Alfred Puser of Brillion; brother, Joseph of Whitelaw; three sisters, Mrs. Charles Brown of this city, Mrs. Theresa Grall of Whitelaw and Mrs. Anna Hartlaub of Milwaukee; and 20 grandchildren. \The body may be viewed after 7 o'clock tonight at the funeral home, hwere the rosary will be recited at 6:45 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, October 31, 1936 pg. 4 ******** (Ferdinand Fischer/d. 31 Oct. 1946 from records of St. Michael's, Whitelaw)


HARVEY FISCHER Harvey C. Fischer, 69, of Whitelaw, died Thursday evening, November 6 at Manitowoc Health Care Center. Funeral services will be 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 and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Fischer was born Oct. 13, 1911, in the Town of Maple Grove, son of the late Henry and Lena Schwandner Fischer. He married Emily Baroun Nov. 8, 1933, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Maple Grove. They farmed in the Taus and Brillion area and Mr. Fischer was a former employee of Brillion Iron Works, retiring in 1976. They had resided in Whitelaw since 1975. He was a member of Whitelaw Senior Citizens and Holy Name Society of St. Michael Church. Survivors include his wife, Emily, three daughters and a son-in-law, Shirley and Raymond F. Geiger of Brillion, Marlene of Reedsville and Judy of Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Mrs. Michael (Hattie) Kohlbeck of Manitowoc and five grandchildren (private). Four brothers, two sisters and a grandchild, Diane, preceded him in death. Friends may call at Saur Funeral Home after 4 p.m. Sunday and Monday until the time of service. A Rosary service will be 7 p.m. Sunday by Father Heymen. Herald Times Reporter, November 7, 1980 P.3 ******* (13 Oct. 1911/Nov. 1980/SSDI)


HELEN A. FISCHER Helen A. Fischer, age 97, formerly of 140 Oak St., Whitelaw, died early on Sunday morning, Jan. 13, 2008, at North Ridge Medical and Rehabilitation Center of Manitowoc, where she resided the past seven months. Helen was born on March 28, 1910, in the town of Cato, Manitowoc County, daughter of the late George and Mary (Augustine) Ellermann. She married Richard J. Fischer on June 29, 1937, at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. He preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 1992. Helen was a homemaker who enjoyed raising her children, visiting with her grandchildren, sewing, gardening and baking. She was an expert at making yeast dough and loved to share her bakery with family and friends. Helen was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and Christian Women. Her sewing skills were put to use as a member of the Mission Ladies of St. Michael. When she was no longer able to drive to church to do this work, she sewed many lap robes in her home that were donated to nursing homes and veterans' homes. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) She was preceded in death by one sister and brother-in-law: Marie (Joseph) Lemberger; and one sister-in-law and two brothers-in-law: Alice (Edward) Skarda and Harold Gerl. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008, at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. David Zimmerman, with burial to follow in the parish cemetery. The family will greet relatives and friends from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11 a.m. on Saturday. The Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Kellnersville is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Helen's family would like to thank those who helped her in any way while she lived at home and the caring and competent staff of North Ridge for their patience and thoughtfulness. Herald Times Reporter, Jan. 18, 2008


JOSEPH FISCHER WHITELAW MAN DIES AT AGE OF FOUR SCORE Joseph Fischer, octogenarian and county pioneer, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joseph Lemberger at Whitelaw yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock after a short illness due to infirmities incident to old age. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning with services at St. Michael's church, the Rev. Pufahl officiating. Mr. Fischer was born in Germany eighty years ago and was married in that country, coming to America to settle at Whitelaw fifty-five years ago. He was one of the earliest setters of the district. His wife, Anna, died about eight years ago and he is survived by seven children, Pius, Ferdal, Mrs. Anton Grall, Mrs. Peter Hartlaub, Mrs. Joseph Lemberger and Joseph Jr. all of Whitelaw and Mrs. Charles Brown of Brillion. There are also a large number of grandchildren. Two children, Clara and John preceded him in death. Manitowoc Herald News Thursday, June 12, 1924 pg. 2


LILLIAN J. FISCHER Mrs. Lillian Fischer, 76, formerly of Cato, died Monday, Nov. 3, at St. Joseph Hospital, Milwaukee. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mark Church, Two Rivers. The Rev. John Neuser will officiate and burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery, Whitelaw. Mrs. Fischer was born Feb. 19, 1904, at Lena, daughter of the late Henry and Gustine Rouille Rouiller Greenwood. She was married to Charles J. Fischer, Sept. 2, 1939, at Francis Creek. Mrs. Fischer was a graduate of St. Josepeh School of Nursing Marquette University. She was a nurse at Maple Crest sanatorium for over 30 years. Mrs. Fischer was a member of Two Rivers and Whitelaw senior citizens. Survivors include her husband, a son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Ellen Fischer of West Allis; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Thomas Roensch of Greendale; a brother, Henry Greenwood of Two Rivers; four grandchildren. Friends may call at Klein & Stangel Funeral Home, Two Rivers, after 4 o'clock this Wednesday afternoon. Senior citizens at 6 o'clock e (sic) and parish memorial 7:30 o'clock this Wednesday evening. Herald Times Reporter, November 5, 1980 P.3 ******** (19 Feb. 1904/Nov. 1980/SSDI)


LOUIS FISCHER From Der Nord Westen, 05 July 1894: Death Sun., in the home of his parents in Whitelaw, Town Cato, of 18 yr. old Louis Fischer from “galloping consumption”.


MARY FISCHER Mrs. Mary Fischer, 81, of Cato,. Died late Sunday after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Pfeffer funeral home and at 9:30 at the St. Michael Catholic church, Whitelaw. The Rev. John Husslein will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. She was born Mary; Maly in Czechoslovakia in 1868 and came to this country in 1891. In 1898 she was married to Tius Fischer and they located on a farm in Cato. Mr. Fischer died in 1934. She was a member of the Christian Mothers of St. Michael congregation. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Lillian Lequa and Miss Eleanor Fischer of this city and Mrs. Irving Winters of New York city; two sons, Charles of Cato and George of Whitelaw; four grandchildren and a great grandchild. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening, where the rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock tonight and at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, February 6, 1950 pg. 2


ANDREW FRITSCH AGED RESIDENT OF WHITELAW PASSES AWAY Andrew Fritsch, well known resident of Whitelaw and a pioneer of Manitowoc county, died Sunday at the age of 79 years and funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock from St. Michael’s church at Whitelaw, the Rev. Pufahl officiating. Mr. Fritsch had been in failing health for a year or more and had been confined to his bed about three weeks when the end came. He is survived by his wife, one son William at Whitelaw and two daughters, Mrs. Jacob Ebert of Whitelaw and Mrs. Wm. Raniker of Grimms. One sister, Mrs. Simon Einberger, 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild also survive. Decedent was born in Germany and located at Milwaukee when he came to Wisconsin, later taking up a farm in Franklin and removing to Whitelaw about fifteen years ago. Manitowoc Herald News, Monday, March 19, 1928, Page 2