KIEL CEMETERY OBITUARIES BEL

H.F. BELITZ From Der Nord Westen, 11 Apr. 1878: Death of Col. H.F. Belitz suddenly on 31 Mar. He was 61 years old and born in Uckermark. Served as Justice of the Peace in Kiel, was Capt. of Company K, 9th Wisc. Infantry, and Col. of the 45th Regiment. He is survived by a large family.

Col. H.F. Belitz
HENRY BELITZ DEATH OF COL. HENRY BELITZ In our obituary column will be found a notice of the death of Col. Henry F. Belitz, of Kiel, Manitowoc County, but so well known to our citizens as to almost be considered a fellow citizen. On the 31st of March last the Colonel was out driving and was suddenly attacked by a paralytic stroke and falling over the dash board of the wagon the wheel of the vehicle passed over his head and neck causing his death. Col. Belitz is one of the oldest and best known residents of this portion of the state and has always been a man of standing and influence in the community. He was born February 16, 1817, in Schwed, Prussia and came to Sheboygan County in 1851, and thence to Kiel in 1855. He served as an officer in the 9th Wisconsin Regiment and afterwards placed in command of the 45th Wisconsin Regiment as its Colonel which post he filled until the regiment was mustered out of service. Colonel Belitz was a member of the bar although he did not devote much of his time to the practice of the law. He was also Plank Road Commissioner in the year of 1853. His loss will be deeply felt by the entire community and more especially by those who being more intimately acquainted with him had learned to appreciate and prize his good qualities. Colonel Belitz was the father of Mrs. R. Schlichting and Mrs Dr. Hoyer of this city, who have the sympathy of the entire community in this their hour of affliction. Chilton Times, 31 March 1878 *********** H. F. Belitz, once a very prominent citizen of this county, and a resident of Kiel, is dead. On Saturday last he was found upon the highway, having been thrown from his buggy. He was unconscious when found and, being removed to his residence, expired in a few moments. ***********

Col. Henry Belitz Memorial Story

HELEN CATHERINE BELITZ Pioneer Woman Dies In the death at Manitowoc, Friday, August 19, 1910, of Mrs. Henry F. Belitz, widow of the late Colonel Henry F. Belitz of Kiel, there passed away one of the best known and most highly esteemed of the early pioneers of Manitowoc and Calumet counties. Helene Catherine Belitz, nee Schlichting, was born in Oldenburg, Germany, March 13, 1831. Caught in the great stream of emigration that left the German fatherland as a result of the revolution of 1818, her family found themselves among the pioneer band that founded Kiel, Manitowoc county, where October 1853, she was married to the late Henry F. Belitz, afterward colonel of the 45th Wisconsin Infantry. Col. Belitz was a man and citizen high-minded and singularly public spirited and his wife was in the truest and widest sense his companion and helpmeet. The Belitz' were widely known for their wide open hospitality and their hearty interest in everything that made for the public welfare. Col. Belitz was a man of rare culture, a splendid musician and deeply interested in the drama and literature even in the early days of Kiel. A singing society and an amateur threatrical society were the result his interest awakening and fostering a love for the culture side of life. In all this work Mrs. Belitz enthusiastically seconded her husband's efforts. Never, even in the days of pioneer primitiveness and hard, relentless struggling, were the graces of culture and refinement ignored or lost sight of in their home. Like her husband, Mrs. Belitz was ever ready to assist those in need and minister to those who were suffering. Nine children came to bless their union, three of whom, Lilly, Franklin and Henry, preceded their mother in death. Six, Mrs. J. Hoyer and Mrs. H. Lammers of Chicago, Mrs. G.A. Hipke and Dr. Alfred of Milwaukee, Dr. William of Cochrane, Wis., and Attorney Arthur of Madison besides one step-daughter, Mrs. Reinhard Schlichting, of Chilton survive. Not long after the death of her husband in 1878, her health began to fail, and this in turn in the end brought on her mental breakdown from which she was destined never to rally or recover and for the past thirty years she was an inmate of the County hospital at Manitowoc. Foot-sore and weary with the long, long journey, all unconscious of the great affliction which had befallen her - an affliction tragic almost as death itself- "God's finger touched her and she slept." Mrs. Belitz was buried at Kiel on Monday, W. H. Luehr of Manitowoc, and old friend of the family, delivering the funeral oration. - August 27, 1910


WILHELM BELITZ Mr. Wm. Belitz of Kiel departed this life Saturday morning after a short illness. He was a resident of this place for more than 25 years and was respected by all who knew him for his hospitality and agreeable manners. He was buried today and was followed to the grave by a host of relatives and friends. The band, and also the singing society of Kiel of which he was a member, accompanied the remains to the church yard and sang several very appropriate pieces as he was laid to rest. Manitowoc Pilot Thursday, October 14, 1880 ******* Death notice in Der Nord Westen, 28 Oct. 1880. He had served with the editor of the paper in Co. K, 9th Wisc., later lived in Kiel, where he ran an inn by the railroad station. He had long suffered from consumption.


FRED A. BENDER Fred A. Bender, 68, of 915 Second St., Kiel, a retired Town of Meeme (Manitowoc County) farmer, died unexpectedly at his home Friday night. Mr. Bender, who had been in apparent good health previously was stricken with a heart attack at 10:45 after he had retired. A native of the Town of Herman, he was born Jan. 30, 1891, a son of the late Frederick and Odelia Koellmer Bender. The family moved across the county line into Meeme where he was educated in Taylor School, later taking the agricultural short course at the University of Wisconsin. He married Martha Ochs of Mosel, May 10, 1919, following which the couple farmed in Meeme until retiring and moving to Kiel the past January. Mr. Bender was a past member of the Taylor School board and a past elder of St. Paul’s Evangelical and Reformed Church in Mosel. Since moving to Kiel he belonged to the Brotherhood of St. Peter’s Evangelical and Reformed Church there and the Kiel Kiwanis Club. Surviving are his wife; five daughters, Mrs. Orin (Dorothy) Ulness, Valders, Mrs. Armond (Ione) Kueter, Manitowoc, Mrs. James (Arlene) Johannes, Minneapolis, Mrs. Richard (Luane) Quast, Guatemala, Central America, and Miss Janice Bender, Racine, and 11 grandchildren. He also leaves three brothers, Oscar and Adelbert, Sheboygan, and Louis, R. 1, Sheboygan, and two sisters, Mrs. Selma Goetschel, Sheboygan, and Mrs. Edward Schneider, R. 1, Cleveland. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Peter’s Evangelical and Reformed Church in Kiel with the Rev. Vernon E. Jaberg, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Kiel Cemetery. Friends may call at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home in Kiel from 2 p.m. Monday to 11 a.m. Tuesday and from noon at the church. The Sheboygan Press - Friday, October 23, 1959 – P. 10 ********* Funeral services for Fred A. Bender, 68, of 915 Second St., Kiel, a retired Town of Meeme farmer, who died at his home Thursday evening, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Peter Evangelical and Reformed Church in Kiel. The Rev. William Beckman, pastor of St. Paul’s Evangelical and Reformed Church in Town Mosel and the Rev. Vernon E. Jaberg, pastor of the Kiel church, officiated. For the service Mrs. Howard Vorpahl, organist, accompanied soloist Kenneth W. Dedering, who sang “The Name of Jesus” and “Some Day He Will Make It Plain.” Burial took place in the Kiel Cemetery. Pallbearers were Edmund Bender, Roman Gosse, Clyde Mueller, Fred Pahmeier, Roy Schmidt and William Schoetzer. The Sheboygan Press - Thursday, October 29, 1959 – P. 12


JAMES BENDER James Bender, 45, of 19820 Rockville Road, Kiel died Sunday morning at his home, apparently of a heart attack. He was born Sept. 5, 1936, in the Town of Herman, the son of Martha E. Werthmann Bender and the late Albert Bender. He attended Howards Grove High School. He married the former Roselyn Kraemer on June 22, 1957, in Glenbeulah. The couple lived in the Town of Schleswig where Mr. Bender was a self-employed construction worker. He was a member of St. Peter United Church of Christ in Kiel. He is survived by his wife; four daughters, one son, two grandchildren; his mother of Howards Grove; one sister, and four brothers. (Survivors edited for privacy) No newspaper named, 1981 ******** (05 Sep 1936/Oct 1981/SSDI)


MARTHA BENDER Martha E. Bender, 97, formerly of Kiel, died Thursday morning, September 24, 1992, at Chilton Village Nursing Home where she was a resident for the last four years. She is the former Martha Ochs, born July 19, 1895, in the town of Mosel, Sheboygan County, daughter of the late William and Sophia Westermeyer Ochs. She attended school in Haven and attended the Sheboygan Business College. On May 10, 1919, she married Fred A. Bender. The couple farmed in the Cleveland area until 1959, when they retired and moved to Kiel. Her husband, Fred, preceded her in death on October 22, 1959. She was a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Kiel, the Ladies Aid, Kiel Homemakers, Kiel Senior Citizens, and the Kiel Study Club. Survivors include five daughters, Dorothy Ulness of Valders, Ione (Almond) Kueter of Manitowoc, Arlene (James) Johannes of Minneapolis, Minn., Luane Quast of Houston, Texas, Janice (Richard) Homberger of Edina, Minn.; 15 grandchildren; 25 great- grandchildren; one great great-granddaughter; one sister, Esther (Elvin) Oswald of Elkhart Lake. She was preceded in death by three brothers and one son-in-law. No newspaper named, 1992 ******** (b. 19 July 1895/d. 24 Sept. 1992/SSDI)


ELLEN BERENZ Mrs. Harold Berenz, 36, of 216 Bishop St., died Tuesday at Plymouth Hospital following an illness of six months. The former Ellen Vorpahl, she was born July 21, 1925, at New Holstein, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Vorpahl. She attended Kiel schools, graduating from high school in 1943. She was married at Kiel Jan. 20, 1951, to Harold Berenz. They lived at Kiel for a time and in 1953 moved to Plymouth. Mrs. Berenz was a member of the Salem United Church of Christ of Plymouth and the Women Workers of the church. (Survivors omitted for privacy) Her mother preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held at the Salem Church with the Rev. Lowell Ferguson, pastor officiating. Burial will be in the Kiel cemetery. Sheboygan Press


HAROLD BERENZ Harold A Berenz, 35, of 120 North St., Plymouth, died at Plymouth Hospital Thursday afternoon of a three month illness. He was born Nov. 9, 1930, at St. Cloud, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Math Berenz. He attended school at St. Cloud. Mr. Berenz was married Jan. 20, 1951, at Kiel, to Ellen Vorpahl. They lived in Kiel until 12 years ago when they moved to Plymouth. He was formerly employed at the R. H. Versch, Plymouth and for the past five years at Gilson Brothers, Plymouth. His wife died April 10, 1962. He was a member of Salem United Church of Christ, Plymouth. Surviving are two sons, John and DuWayne, both at home; two daughters, Judith and Diane, both at home; his mother, Mrs. Margaret Berenz, St. Cloud; two brothers, Alfred, Town of Plymouth, and Claude, Plymouth; four sisters, Mrs. Leander Schmitz, New Holstein, Mrs. Elmer Schmitz and Mrs. Donald Sippel, both of St. Cloud, and Mrs. Alois Schaub of Glenbeulah. His father preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held at Salem, Church with the Rev. Vernon Jaberg pastor of St. Peter’s UCC, Kiel, officiating. Burial will be in the Kiel cemetery. Sheboygan Press July 8, 1966


AUGUST F. BERG Called By Death. Death claimed August F. Berg at his home in this city on Wednesday afternoon of last week, as briefly reported in the last issue of the Record. A stroke of apoplexy suddenly ended his life. Decedent, who reached the age of 71 years, 3 months and 8 days, was a native of Pommerania, Germany, where he was born December 20, 1851. He came to America in 1856 with his parents, who settled on a farm in the town of Schleswig, a mile north of Kiel. When a young man Mr. Berg was employed several years at Hilbert. He was married in 1880 to Bertha Wagenknecht, and the couple took over the parental farm, which they operated for 28 years. In 1890 they sold the farm and moved to Kiel, where Mr. Berg has since resided. He enjoyed good health during his entire life, until March 17th, when he was taken ill and was confined to his bed several days. On Wednesday of last week at 2 a.m., he suffered a light stroke of apoplexy, which was followed by a second stroke at 1 o'clock p.m., that ended his life. Deceased was a member of St. Peters Reformed church since his marriage, a period of 42 years. He was deacon of the church for 12 years, and elder for two years. He is survived by his widow, one son, five daughters, ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; also three brothers and three sisters. The funeral was held on Saturday afternoon, services being held at the Reformed church, Rev. W. Rech officiating. Interment in the Kiel cemetery. - April 1923


BERTHA S. BERG Mrs. Bertha Berg, 78, a former resident of Kiel, died at Milwaukee and the body was returned to Kiel for burial this afternoon. Survivors are five daughters, a son, 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Manitowoc Sun Messenger, January 29, 1937


ERNST BERG Ernst Berg of this vicinity died Wednesday, January 2 at 9 a.m. at the home of his son Eugene, at Sheboygan where he and his wife had gone for a few days visit. He was born in Pommern, Germany, July 24, 1854, and at the age of two came with his parents directly to Kiel where they lived on a farm about a mile and one—half north of the city. On Dec. 6, 1881 he was united in marriage to Miss Minnie Donath and the newly wedded couple moved on a farm owned by Mr. Berg’s uncle on the north end Fourth street, where they lived for thirty years. While operating the farm he followed the carpenter trade and when they sold that farm the couple moved to the Kircher farm in Town Meeme where they lived for five years, after which they again moved on a farm north of New Holstein. At the end of two years they moved to the home of their daughter, Mrs. Ed Luecke in town Herman, near Schwarzwald. Besides his wife the deceased is survived by two sons, Eugene of Shehoygan, and Hugo in Greenwood; and three daughters Mrs. Rudolph Graf of this city, Ida of Chicago, and Mrs. Ed. Luecke of Town Herman. Two brothers and two sisters also survive. Funeral services will be held from the Graf home at two o'clock Saturday afternoon with interment in the Kiel cemetery. The Rev. O. Saewert will conduct the services. (No newspaper named, 1929) ******** From Sheboygan county death records: Ernst Berg (v.31 p.433) July 24, 1854 - Jan. 2, 1929 Husband of Minnie Donath Son of Ernst Berg and Caroline Reseburg Born Germany - carpenter


IDA BERG Car Hits Park Bench, Elderly Woman Killed An 81-year-old Milwaukee woman, a native of Kiel, whose brother lives in Sheboygan, was killed Sunday when a car ran into a group of persons sitting on a park bench at Marengo, Ill. Killed was Miss Ida Berg, whose brother, Eugene lives at 3125 N. 11th St. Miss Berg, a retired dressmaker and milliner, had been visiting a friend at Highland Park, Ill., for several weeks and on Sunday they went to the music festival at Marengo. According to information received by the Bergs in Sheboygan, the driver of a car parked near the benches, instead of backing up, inadvertently drove forward striking several persons. Mrs. Eugene Berg said she was told that several persons were hurt. Miss Berg was born Feb. 26, 1885, in the Town of Schleswig, the daughter of the late Ernst and Wilhelmine Berg. She attended Kiel public school and was employed at Kiel for a short time. The greater part of her life she spent in Milwaukee where she was a dressmaker and milliner. She retired 16 years ago, but continued to live in Milwaukee. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Edgar Luecke, rural Cleveland, and Mrs. Elsie Graf, Kiel, and a brother, Eugene Berg, Sheboygan. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Meiselwitz Funeral Home, Kiel, with the Rev. Vernon Jaberg, pastor of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in Kiel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 p.m. Tuesday to the hour of services. The Sheboygan Press - Monday, July 25, 1966 – Front Page ******** (26 Feb 1885/Jul 1966/SSDI)


WILHELMINE BERG Mrs. Minnie Berg Buried In Local Cemetery Wednesday Mrs. Wilhelmina Berg, aged 79, widow of the late Ernst Berg, passed away at the Sheboygan Memorial Hospital on Saturday evening at 11:45, following an illness of 8 weeks. The deceased nee Donath, a daughter of the late Frederick and Johanna (Koinke) Donath, was born in Kiel on January 22, 1861. Her marriage to Mr. Berg, a native of the town of Schleswig took place on December 6, 1881 and the couple resided on the farm now owned by the Louis Lawrence family. Mr. Berg passed away on January 2, 1929 and since then Mrs. Berg has resided with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Luecke in Cleveland. Five children were born of this union of whom a son Hugo passed away in Marshfield four years ago. Survivors are three daughters and one son, Miss Ida Berg of Milwaukee, Mrs. Edgar (Lily) Luecke of Cleveland, and Mrs. Rudolph (Elsie) Graf of Kiel, and Eugene of Sheboygan, 9 grandchildren, and four great-granddaughters, three sisters and six brothers. Funeral services were held from the Meiselwitz Funeral Home here this Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 and at 2 o'clock services were held at the St. Peter Evangelical and Reformed Church with the Rev. E. L. Worthman in charge of the services. Interment was made in the family resting place in the Kiel Cemetery. - 1940 ******** From Sheboygan county death records: Wilhelmina Berg nee Donath (v.45 p.387) Widow of Ernst Berg Jan. 22, 1861-Oct. 19, 1940 Daughter of Frederick Donath and Johanna Koinke (both born Germany) Born Kiel Died from “bronchial pneumonia” Buried at the Kiel Cemetery ******** (Note: Her picture is in the glass negative photos)


JULIUS BERTH Julius Berth Dies Sunday at His Home Kiel – Julius F. H. Berth, 80, of 612 Paine street, this city, died at his home here Sunday at 1 p.m. He had been ill for several months. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Berth, he was born in town Sheboygan Falls on December 7, 1862, where he grew to manhood and where he attended the schools in the township. His marriage to Miss Mary Krieger of the town of Herman, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Krieger, was solemnized on February 9, 1899, on the homestead farm of Mrs. Berth’s parents in that township. The ceremony was performed by the late Rev. Martin Denninger, then resident pastor of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran church of Louis Corners. Following their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Berth purchased a farm in the town of Schleswig near Louis Corners which they disposed of in 1904 to Edward Breckheimer. They then moved to Kiel and have resided here since. Their farm is now owned and operated by the Theodore Voigt family. Survivors are his wife; three children, Mrs. Edwin (Adelia) Stecker and Elmer Berth, present mayor of Kiel, and Mrs. August (Erna) Hingiss of Chilton; 15 grand- children; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Annie Alten of Plymouth. One child died in infancy and a son, Edwin, of Kiel, died May 11, 1941, at the age of 51. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Meiselwitz Funeral home with the Rev. C. B. Phipps, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Manitowoc officiating. Burial will be made in the Kiel city cemetery. The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday, September 7, 1943 – P. 8 ******** Funeral Services for Julius Berth Held Wednesday Kiel – Funeral services for the late Julius H. F. Berth, 80, of 612 Paine street, this city, who passed away at his home Sunday, September 5, were held last Wednesday at the Meiselwitz funeral home. The Rev. C. H. Phipps of Manitowoc officiated at the services and interment was made in the Kiel cemetery on the family lot. Pallbearers were six grandsons of the deceased: Harold Schaff, Harold Hansen, Willard, Elmer and Earl Stecker and Robert Berth. Relatives and friends from Black Creek, Philadelphia, Pa., Sturgeon Bay, Sheboygan, Sheboygan Falls, Millersville, Howards Grove, Plymouth, Chilton, Manitowoc, Hilbert and New River, N.C. attended the services. The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday, September 15, 1943 – P. 8


MARY BERTH Mrs. Julius Berth, aged 76, died Monday afternoon at her home at 612 Paine Street, following a lingering illness. Mr. Berth preceded her in death September 5, 1943. The deceased, born Mary Krieger, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Krieger, was born at Prenclau, Uckermark, Germany on September 15, 1868. She came to America with her parents in December, 1869, and they settled on a farm in the town of Herman. She was married to Julius Berth, a native of Sheboygan Falls, on February 9, 1889, by the Rev. Martin Denninger, pastor of the Zion Lutheran Church at Louis Corners. Following their marriage they located on a farm in the town of Schleswig, near Louis Corners until 1904, when they moved to this city. In February, 1938, they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Edwin (Adelia) Stecker, who with her family have been residing with Mrs. Berth and caring for her, and Mrs. August (Erna) Hingiss of Chilton; one son, Elmer of Racine; 15 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 4 sisters, Mrs. Robert Voland of this city, Mrs. John Kasten of Rockville, Mrs. Frieda Brown of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, and Mrs. John Burkhardt of Fort Atkinson, and 2 brothers, Ferdinand of Hilbert, and Julius of this city. A son, Edwin L., passed away May 11, 1941. No newspaper named, 1945


KENNETH P. BESSERT Kenneth P. "Kenny" Bessert III, age 28, of rural Valders, died on Sunday morning, Nov. 16, 2008, of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was born on April 2, 1980 in Manitowoc, son of Kenneth and Doreen (Luckow) Bessert. Kenny was a 1998 graduate of Valders High School. He was a heavy equipment operator starting at the age of 13, working with the family business, Bessert Excavating, Incorporated. For the past three years he had been employed with Buteyn-Peterson Construction, Sheboygan, and was working towards partnership in the Gravel Pit Sports Bar & Grill, Kiel. Kenny was a member of the Ant Hill Mob the past 10 years and First Presbyterian Church, Kiel. He had formerly been a member of the St. Nazianz Volunteer Fire Department. His pride and joy where his motorcycles, and enjoyed riding them with his many friends. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Funeral services for Kenny will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, at Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home, 815 6th. St., Kiel, with Pastor Cheryl LePak officiating. Burial will take place in the Kiel City Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008, from 4 until 8 p.m., and on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in his name. Herald Times Reporter, Nov. 18, 2008


A. BEN BESSLER A. Ben Bessler, 72, 227 Fremont St., Kiel, former city treasurer and city assessor of Kiel, died Thursday noon at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for one week. Mr. Bessler was born on Jan. 17, 1891, at Wanatah, Ind., the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Emil Bessler, came to Kiel in 1915, and was associated with Hingiss and Bessler Auto and Implement firm until his retirement in 1946. On July 1, 1919, he married Miss Linda Hingiss of Kiel. A veteran of World War I, Mr. Bessler served as an engineer with the American Expedition forces overseas. He is a member of the Tri-County Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He also is a past secretary and member of the Kiel Chamber of Commerce, a former post commander and member of the Kasper Beckly American Legion post. Mr. Bessler had served on the Kiel Board of Education and was its treasurer for nine years. He was city assessor from 1949 to 1963 and city treasurer from 1955 to 1963, terminating both positions in May of this year. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Mrs. Lorn (Lynda) Pracht of Phillips, Wis.; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Edward Collins of Minneapolis, Minn. And Mrs. Linda Ortloff of St. Paul, Minn., and a brother, Albert Bessler of LaCrosse, Ind. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Meiselwitz Funeral Home, Kiel, the Rev. Allen L. Bowe, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Kiel, officiating. Burial will be in the Kiel Cemetery with the joint Legion and VFW posts conducting graveside military rites. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of services. The Sheboygan Press - Friday, August 12, 1963 – P. 8 ******* (A. Bessler/17 Jan 1891 Jul 1963/SSDI) (Note: Dates incorrect on his military stone)


LINDA BESSLER Linda E. Bessler, 83 of 227 Fremont Street, Kiel, died June 5, at New Richmond, where she had been residing with her daughter. The former Linda Hingiss was born October 4, 1896, in Cleveland, daughter of August and Augusta Fischer Hingiss. She attended district schools. Her marriage to Ben Bessler took place on July 1, 1919. The couple settled in Kiel where they resided their entire married lives. Mr. Bessler died in 1963. Mrs. Bessler was a member of the Kiel Senior Citizens, Kiel Historical Society, Frauen Verein and a charter member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Lorn Pracht of New Richmond; a brother, Alfred Hingiss of Kiel; two sisters, Mrs. Esther Towers of Chilton, and Mrs. Em Sommers of Madison; and three grandchildren. No newspaper named, 1980


(BABY) BEST From Der Nord Westen, 16 Mar. 1899 (From the correspondent in Kiel, 13 Mar.) Death yesterday of a small child of Bankiers Best here, with burial tomorrow morning.


ANNA BETHKE Funeral services will be held Thursday for Mrs. Anna Bethke, 89, a former Kiel resident, who died Monday at the Village Nursing Home, Chilton. The Reverend Robert Matlach, pastor of St. Peter United Church of Christ, Town of Rhine, will officiate at Meiselwitz Funeral Home, Kiel. Burial will be in the Kiel Cemetery. She was born June 11, 1888, in Germany, a daughter of Ferdinand and Amelia Farch Ebelt. She came to America on April, 1889, with her parents, who settled near Cascade. She received her education there in the district school. On August 8, 1909 she was married to William Bethke at Cascade. The couple lived in Kiel. Mr. Bethke died March 19, 1956. Survivors are nieces and nephews. Kiel Tri-County Record – December 8, 1977 ******* (11 Jun 1888/Dec 1977/SSDI)


FRED BETHKE Frederick Bethke, aged 63, well-known resident of Kiel, passed away suddenly of a heart attack at his home on Seventh Street Monday afternoon. The deceased, the son of the late Christian and Emma Bethke, was born in Johnsonville on September 22, 1872, where he grew to manhood. He was married to Miss Mary Matter of Plymouth on March 7, 1903. Mr. and Mrs. Bethke located in Rantoul where they resided a number of years, later moving to the town of Rhine. For the past 30 years they have lived in Kiel. Three children were born to the couple; of these a son passed away in infancy and a daughter at the age of 13 months. Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Elmer (Adeline) Schilling of Sheboygan; two granddaughters, Helen and Harriet Schilling; one brother, William Bethke of here; and two sisters, Mrs. Ida Adermann of Plymouth and Mrs. Frank Dawurske of here. Arthur Beebe of DePere, a son of Mrs. Caroline Beebe formerly of Kiel, who made his home with the Bethkes for 11 years, is now attending St. Norbert’s High School at DePere. For the past 30 years Mr. Bethke had held the position of foreman at the Kiel Wooden Ware Co plant. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen Lodge and of the St. Peter Evangelical and Reformed church of this city. Funeral services were to be held from the family residence and at the St. Peter Evangelical and Reformed church. The Rev. E. L. Worthman, pastor of the church, and the Rev. Otto Saewert of Elkhart Lake will officiate and burial will be made in the Kiel cemetery. (No newspaper named, 1936)


MARY BETHKE Mrs. Mary Bethke, 66, former Kiel resident, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elmer Schilling at Sheboygan. She had been in ill health several years. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Ballhorn funeral home in Sheboygan. Burial will be at Kiel. Born in 1875 at East Waldo, Sheboygan county, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Matter, her parents died when she was a girl of 10 years and she made her home with a sister in Plymouth. In 1903 she was married to Fred Bethke and they made their home in Kiel until Mr. Bethke died in 1936. She has since made her home with her daugher. Survivors are the daughter, and a brother, Louis Matter of Milwaukee. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. Tuesday, May 12, 1942 P. 2


WILLIAM BETHKE Funeral services for William C. Bethke, 75, were at Trinity Lutheran church with burial in the Kiel Cemetery. He was employed as a machinist at the Kiel Wooden Ware Co. for 47 years before his retirement six years ago. He was born in the town of Rantoul, Calumet county, July 13, 1880, the son of the late Christian and Minnie Neuman Bethke. He attended district school in the town of Rhine and graduated from the Glenbeulah high school in June, 1900. August 8, 1909, he was married to Miss Anna Ebelt of Adell, and the couple located in Kiel. Survivors are his wife and a sister, Mrs. Ida Aderman of Plymouth. He was preceded in death by five sisters and one brother. No newspaper named, March 19, 1956


KENNETH BETTACK Kenneth Bettack, 44, of 624 St. Paul Street, Kiel, died unexpectedly at his home early Tuesday. Death was attributed to an apparent heart attack He was born November 23, 1934, in Langlade County, a son of Edward and Edrie Holup Bettack. He graduated from Antigo High School in 1952. On December 29, 1956, he married the former Virgel Doucette at Peace Lutheran Church, Antigo. They resided in Antigo and Milwaukee before moving to Kiel in 1962. He was employed at the Lauson Engine Division of Tecumseh Products Company, New Holstein. Mr. Bettack was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving from 1952 to 1956. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Kiel. Survivors include his wife; five daughters, and Mrs. Russell Grunewald, Kiel; three sons, a grandson; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bettack, Antigo, and two sisters. (Survivors edited for privacy) No newspaper named, May 31, 1979


EDGAR H. BINDER Edgar H. Binder, 65, of 194 Maple Street, Elkhart Lake, died Monday afternoon at St. Nicholas Hospital, where he had been admitted earlier in the day. He was born February 4, 1917, in the Town of Rhine, son of William and Elizabeth Wehmeyer Binder. On May 2, 1953, he married Irene E. Mahloch at Community United Church of Christ, Elkhart Lake. He was a veteran of the Army, serving during World War II. Mr. Binder was employed at Elkhart Moraine Sand & Gravel Company and at Gilson Brothers in Plymouth from 1960 until his retirement in February. He was a member of the Community United Church of Christ, Elkhart Lake. Survivors are his wife; two sons, Richard and Roger, both at home; a sister, Mrs. Vila Klein of Sheboygan; a brother, Victor of Cedar Lake; and a half-brother, Alvin Binder of Vilonia, Arkansas. Funeral services will be held at Community United Church of Christ, Elkhart Lake. The Rev. Robert L. Johnston, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Kiel Cemetery. Tri-County Record – 1982 ******** (04 Feb 1917/Aug 1982/SSDI)


IRENE BINDER Irene E. Binder, age 79, of 194 Maple St. Elkhart Lake, died peacefully, with her family at her side Sunday morning Dec. 2, at Rocky Knoll Health Care Facility. She was born July 24, 1928 in Kiel, WI a daughter of the late Martin and Anita Jaschob Mahloch. She attended school in Rockville. She had been employed by Hart-Carter Foundry in New Holstein. On May 4, 1953 she was married to Edgar Binder. The couple made their home in Elkhart Lake all their married life. Her husband preceded her in death August 23, 1982. She is a member of Community United Church of Christ in Elkhart Lake. Irene loved caring for her family and her home, tending to her gardens, sewing, baking, and spending time with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed the many spontaneous trips to northern WI or the Wisconsin Dells, just spending time with her family. Survivors include two sons, and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother Wyatt Mahloch and one sister Marion Mahloch. (Survivors edited for privacy) The Sheboygan Press, December 4, 2007


DORA BIRR From Der Nord Westen, 04 Nov. 1909: 76-year old Mrs. Birr died Saturday before last in the residence of her son-in-law, Henry Fromm, in the vicinity of Kiel. She suffered from an asthma condition. She is survived by 5 children.


GENE H. BITTER Gene H. Bitter, 50, of N9416 Highway MC, Elkhart Lake, passed away unexpectedly of a massive heart attack on Thursday May 3, 2007 at St. Nicholas Hospital, Sheboygan. He was born March 11, 1957 in the Town of Mosel, son of Melvin & Janet Woepse Bitter. Gene was a 1976 graduate of Howards Grove High School. In June 1979 Gene married Coreen Vorpahl at St. Peter’s UCC in Kiel. Gene worked with family members doing carpentry before starting his own business, Gene’s Carpentry, in 1987. He was assisted by his son, Jeremy who became a full-time employee in 2005 along with his nephew, Jason Bitter. Besides carpentry Gene enjoyed his family, farming and sheep. Gene was a member of St. Peter’s UCC, Kiel where he served on the consistory and ushering committee. He was also on the meat sale committee for the Manitowoc county Fair and was an active volunteer for the 4-H program. (Survivors omitted for privacy) He was preceded in death by his grandparents, father-in-law, Dave Steffes and a special uncle, Norman Bitter. Funeral services will be held at St. Peter’s UCC with the Rev. David Mercer officiating. Burial will take place in the Kiel cemetery. Sheboygan Press, May 5, 2007


JACOB BOEGE From Calumet county death records: Jacob Boege (v.10 p.352) Widower of Wilhelmina Feldt Aug. 15, 1863-March 24, 1936 Son of Jacob Boege and Ernestine [cannot read last name] Born Town of Schleswig -farmer Died from "progressive [can not read] atrophy" Buried at the Kiel Cemetery


JOHN BOEGE John Boege of Kiel Dies at Home of Daughter Thursday Kiel, Wis. – John Boege, aged 77, passed away suddenly at 7:45 p.m. Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ludwig Duerrwachter, 640 Fremont street, this city. Mr. Boege was born November 5, 1861, in Schleswig township, the son of Jacob and Christina Reimer Boege, and was married to Miss Maria Balz of Schleswig October 11, 1883. The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1933. After their marriage, the couple lived on the Boege homestead farm for 10 years and the family then came to Kiel. Mr. Boege owns the farm known as the Riverside tavern. He operated the first milk route in this city. A number of years ago he sold the homestead farm to Frederick Sieling and then purchased what is known as the Brooklyn tavern where he dealt in farm implements for many years. He sold this property and bought the farm where the Brooklyn filling station is located, which he operated for ____ {cut off} years when his son William ____ {cut off} over the business and the family came to Kiel. His son, William died February 16, 1920, and his wife preceded him on April 27, 1936. For the past ___ {cut off} and one-half years he lived with his daughter, at whose home he passed away. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Ludwig (Mary) Duerrwachter and Mrs. Arno (Ella) Keppler, Kiel, and Mrs. Fred (Anna) Duerrwachter of New Holstein, ___ {cut off} grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A brother, Jacob ____ {cut off} March 28 this year. Funeral services will be here at 2 p.m. Monday at the C. J. Meiselwitz funeral home, with interment in the Kiel cemetery, the Rev. E. L. Worthman, pastor of St. Peter Evangelical and Reformed church officiating. The body may be viewed at the funeral home from Sunday until the hour of services. The Sheboygan Press - Friday, September 8, 1939 – P. 2 ********* Hold Last Rites for John Boege At Kiel Monday Kiel – Funeral services for the late John Boege aged 77, a resident of Kiel, who passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ludwig Duerrwachter in this city last Thursday evening were held at the C. J. Meiselwitz funeral home here on Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The Rev. E. L. Worthman, pastor of St. Peter Evangelical and Reformed church of this city officiated and burial was made in the Kiel cemetery. Pallbearers were John Kuhn, Charles Brooks, Philip Arnold, Charles All_____ {illegible}, George Henschel and George Z____ {illegible}. Relatives from away who attended the last rites were Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Voigt and Mrs. and Mrs. Herbert Wood of Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. William Theademann and Gustave Theademann of town of Eaton, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Krause of Sheboygan, Mr. and Mrs. John Voigt, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Duerrwaechter, Mr. and Mrs. _____ {illegible} Duerrwaechter and son, Mrs. _____ {illegible} Boege and daughter Mary Louise, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schuler, and other friends from New Holstein, Arthur Jaschob of Green Bay, Mr. and Mrs. Rueben Duerrwaechter of Menomonie, Mich., Mr. and Mrs. Norman Martin of Sheboygan, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Heyer of Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph G______ {illegible} of Osman, and August Schnuelle of Haven. The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday, September 13, 1939 – P. 4 ******* John Boege, 78, died suddenly of a heart attack last night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ludwig Duerwachter of Kiel. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 jp.m. from the Meiselwitz Funeral Home in Kiel, the Rev. E.L. Worthman of the Reformed church officiating. Burial will be in the Kiel cemetery. Mr. Boege was born in 1861 in the town of Schleswig. He married Maria Bolz in 1883, and the couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary six years ago. Mrs. Boege died in 1936. Mr. Boege operated the first milk route in the city of Kiel, and was an implement dealer for many years. He retired only a year and a half ago. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Ludwig Duerwachter and Mrs. Arno Keppler of Kiel and Mrs. Fred Duerwachter of New Holstein. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, September 8, 1939 P.2


LYDIA BOEGE Mrs. Otto A. Boege, 78, of 716 Sixth Street, Kiel, died last week Thursday at Calumet Memorial Hospital, Chilton, after an illness of several months. The former Lydia Schreiber, she was born September 27, 1895, at Brillion, the daughter of the late Fred and Amanda Maass Schreiber. On November 28, 1929, she married Mr. Boege at the Lutheran Church in Brillion. The couple lived on a farm near New Holstein until their retirement in 1946 when they moved to Kiel. Her husband died July 8, 1971. Mrs. Boege was a member of St. Peter United Church of Christ in Kiel. Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Irma Wehausen of Golden, Colorado, and two brothers, Alfred of Chilton and Edmund of Manitowoc. Funeral services were held Saturday at St. Peter United Church of Christ, Kiel, with the Reverend John F. Baumann, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the Kiel Cemetery.


MARY BOEGE Mrs. John Boege, 74 nee Mary Balz, died at her home at Calumet and River Drive Monday evening at 8:30 o’clock, following an illness of nine weeks. Born on a farm in the town of Schleswig, June 29, 1861, Mrs. Boege lived there for many years. Her marriage to John Boege of that township took place on October 11, 1883 and the couple operated several farms in the town of Schleswig. In 1916 they moved to their present home. Four children were born to them, one son, William, preceding his mother in death in 1920. Survivors are her husband, 3 daughters, Mrs. Ludwig (Mary) Duerrwaechter and Mrs. Arno (Ella) Keppler of this city; and Mrs. Fred (Anna) Duerrwaechter of New Holstein; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; one brother, John Balz and a sister, Mrs. Carl Petzoldt of this city. Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the C. J. Meiselwitz Funeral Home here, with the Rev. E. L. Worthman of the St. Peter Evangelical and Reformed church officiating. Burial will be made in the family lot in the Kiel cemetery.


META A. BOEGE Miss Meta A. Boege, 68, of 320 Fremont St., Kiel, died Thursday evening at Calumet Memorial Hospital in Chilton following a short illness. Born in the Town of Schleswig on July 23, 1894, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Wilhelmina Boege, and received her education in the Kiel Public schools. She was employed as a domestic, and had lived in Kiel for the past 23 years. Miss Boege was a member of St. Peter United Church of Christ in Kiel, the Frauenverein, and the Women's Guild of the church. Surviving is one brother, Otto of Kiel. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at St. Peter United Church of Christ in Kiel. The Rev. Vernon E. Jaberg, pastor, will officiate and burial will be in Kiel cemetery. Friends may call at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home in Kiel from 2 p.m. Sunday until 11 a.m. Monday, then at the church beginning at noon. ******** Miss Meta A. Boege, 68, of 320 Freemont St., Kiel, died Thursday at Calumet Memorial Hospital, Chilton, following a short illness. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at St. Peter United Church of Christ, Kiel, with the Rev. Vernon E. Jaberg officiating. Burial will be in the Kiel cemetery. She was born July 23, 1894, in the Town of Schleswig, daughter of the late Jacob and Wilhelmina Feldt Boege. She was educated in Kiel schools and worked as a domestic. She was a member of the Frauen-Verein Society and the Women’s Guild of the church. Among survivors is a brother, Otto of Kiel. A sister preceded her in death. April 11, 1963 ********* From Calumet county death records: Meta Augusta Boege (v.17 p.122) Single July 23, 1894-April 11, 1963 Daughter of Jacob Boege and Wilhelmine Feldt Born Wisconsin Died from "coronary occlusion -influenza -broncho pneumonia" Buried at Kiel Cemetery


OTTO A. BOEGE Otto A. Boege, 8O, of Kiel, died today at Calumet Memorial Hospital in Chilton. He was born in Kiel on Feb. 7, 1891, the son of the late Jacob and Minnie Feldt Boege. He attended Kiel public schools, and lived on a nearby farm until 1920 when he moved to a farm near New Holstein. He married the former Lydia Schreiber in Brillion Lutheran Church on Nov. 28, 1929. The couple retired in 1946 and moved to Kiel. He was a member of St. Peter United Church of Christ in Kiel. Mr. Boege is survived by his wife. Funeral services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at St. Peter Church, with the Rev. John F. Baumann, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Kiel Cemetery. Friends may call at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home in Kiel from 4 p.m. Friday to 11 a.m. Saturday and at the church from noon until the time of services. (no newspaper named, 1971) ******* From Calumet county death records: Otto Albert Boege (v.20 p.185) Husband of Lydia Schreiber Feb. 7, 1891-July 8, 1971 Son of Jacob Boege and Minnie Feldt Farmer Died from "acute coronary occlusion, 24 days [should it be hours?] -congestive heart disease" Buried at Kiel Cemetery


WILHELMINE BOEGE Hold Rites for Mrs. Jacob Boege of New Holstein New Holstein – Funeral services for Mrs. Jacob Boege, who died Wednesday morning at her home in New Holstein after an illness of several months, will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the home and at 2 o’clock at St. John’s Reformed church. The Rev. A. G. Schmid will officiate and burial will be made in the Kiel city cemetery. The deceased was born November 27, 1862 in Germany and came to America at the age of three with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Feldt. The family located in Schleswig, Manitowoc county, and on May 24, 1888 she was married to Jacob Boege and they located on a farm near Kiel. Thirteen years ago the couple moved to a farm one mile north of New Holstein and for the past three years have made their home in New Holstein. The survivors are her husband, one son, Otto of the town of New Holstein; two daughters, Miss Meta at home, and Mrs. Herman Wendling of Kiel; one brother, August of Plymouth; two sisters, Mrs. Fred Winkel of Schleswig, and Mrs. Herman Stueven of Fond du Lac. One son preceded his mother in death. The Sheboygan Press - Thursday, March 2, 1933 – P. 2 ******** From Calumet county death records: Wilhelmina Boege nee Feldt (v.? p.152) Wife of Jacob Boege Nov. 27, 1862-March 1, 1933 Daughter of Daniel Feldt and Fredericka Verch (both born Germany) Born Germany Died from "diabetes mellitus -arteriosclerosis -apoplexy" Buried at Kiel Cemetery


WILLIAM BOEGE The sad news spread over our village early Monday morning, that Wm. Boege, only son of Mr. and Mrs. John Boege of Kiel, had passed away at 6 o'clock that morning at his home in Kiel, of pneumonia. Mr. and Mrs. Boege both took sick only a week before with the flu and Mr. Boege's case later developed into pneumonia. Mr. Boege was one of Kiel's respectable citizens and had a host of friends here, who deeply regret his departure. Four years ago last November he was united in marriage to Miss Nora Schueler of this village and they began housekeeping on the old Boege homestead. Besides his sorrowing wife he leaves one daughter, his parents, three sisters, Mrs. Ludwig Duerrwaechter and Miss Ella of Kiel and Mrs. Fred. Duerrwaechter of this village. The funeral took place Wednesday afternoon. 1920 (no newspaper name) ******** WILLIAM BOEGE OF KIEL DEAD News was received here Monday morning by relatives that William Boege, only son of, Mr. and Mrs. John Boege of Kiel had expired after one week’s illness of pneumonia. The deceased was born in the town of Schleswig March 3l, 1889. After his graduation from the Kiel high school in 1907 he assisted his father on the farm and was at one time employed here. He was united in marriage to Miss Nora Schueler of here in 1915 and they began life together on the farm just outside the village limits of Kiel. For the past six months he has been acting as carrier on Routh No. 2 at Kiel. His wife and daughter contracted influenza, but believing that the exposure to wind and weather while performing his official duties would make him immune to the same disease relatives were shocked to learn that he was battling against pneumonia that resulted in his untimely death. He was a young man of excellent character and of quiet and unassuming manner which made him a general favorite with all who knew him. He is survived by his widow, one daughter, parents and three sisters, Mrs. Fred Duerwaechter of this village; Mrs. Ludwig Duerwaechter, Kiel and Miss Ella at home. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon from the home; interment taking place in the Kiel cemetery. Rev. Rech officiating. Those from here who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schueler and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Duerwaechter, Mr. and Mrs. John Voigt. Feb. 20, 1920


AUGUST BOESELAGER August Boeselager To Be Buried Thursday Afternoon. After an illness of about a year’s duration, August Boeselager aged 66, passed away at home at Seventh and St. Paul streets at 8:30 Monday evening. The deceased was born in the town of Schleswig, near Rockville, on August 30, 1872. In 1901 he was united in marriage with Miss Martha Brocker, to the couple took possession of the cheese factory on Highway 32, which he had built. In 1904 he sold the factory and moved to Chilton in 1910. From there they moved to this city where he was employed at the Kiel Wooden Ware Co. until 1920, when they moved to Kohler, where they resided until 1930, and then moved back this city. Survivors are his wife; 2 sons, Harvey of Belgium, and Angus of Sheboygan Falls. One daughter died in infancy, and a son, Chester passed away October 27, 1927 at the age of 20. Other survivors are: Three brothers, Fred of Hilbert, Edward of this city, and Louis of Sheboygan; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held, today (Thursday) at 2 p. m. at the C J. Meiselwitz Funeral Home, with interment made in the city cemetery. The Rev. E. L. Worthman conducted the services. (No newspaper named, 1939)


CHESTER BOESELAGER Many Attend C. Boeselager Funeral Here Impressive funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Kohler and here for Chester Boeselager, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Boeselager, who died at the home of his parents at Kohler at 10:30 p.m. Saturday. He had been ill several weeks with pneumonia. Chester Frederick Edward Boeselager was born in Chilton March 7, 1907. Shortly after, his parents moved with the family to Kiel, where they made their home for some years, moving finally to Kohler several years ago, where Mr. Boeselager is now employed. Chester attended high school here for two years, and for the past two years had been employed in the Wooden Ware factory. He was a member of the Kiel Junior band and the local lodge of the Redmen, besides being a member of two bowling leagues. He is survived by his parents, and two brothers, Harvey at Kiel, and Anges at home with his father and mother. Funeral sevices were held at the Boeselager home in Kohler at 2 p.m. Monday, with the Kiel Junior band and the Redmen in attendance. From Kohler the funeral procession came to Kiel, where interment was made in the local cemetery. The Rev. Otto Saewert performed the last rites. Pall bearers were Harvey Kasten, Lester Mattes, Fred Zarnoth, Albert Huberty, Ray Voelker, and Eldred Voland. During the afternoon the Wooden Ware factory closed in order to allow the employes to attend the last rites. - 1927


CHRISTINA BOESELAGER Mrs. Edward Boeselager, 84, died at the Two Rivers hospital Monday afternoon. She had been a patient there since March 20, when she suffered a stroke near her home here. The former Christina Brocker was born in the Town of Chilton, Calumet County, September 12, 1877, daughter of the late Carl and Elizabeth Lechler Brocker. The family later moved to the Town of Eaton and Miss Brocker was married to Edward Boeselager November 23, 1896. The couple farmed in the Town of Schleswig and moved to Kiel in 1916. Mr. and Mrs. Boeselager observed the 60th anniversary of their wedding in 1956. Her husband died in June of 1960. Mrs. Boeselager was a member of the church Frauen Verein and GUG Germania Lodge. Surviving are a son, Ervin of Two Rivers; two sisters, Mrs. George Bosma of Rt. 1, Kiel, and Mrs. Herman Sievert of Kiel; two brothers, Fred of Kiel and Arthur of New Holstein; three grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Hilda in 1915, three sisters and a brother. No newspaper named, March 29, 1962


EDWARD BOESELAGER Edward Boeselager, 87 of 720 7th Street, Kiel, died Sunday afternoon, at Two Rivers Municipal Hospital, where he had been a patient since Tuesday evening. Born Aug. 30, 1872, in the Town of Schleswig, he was a son of the late Mrs. and Mrs. Carl Boeselager, received his education in the district school at Rockville, and married Christina Brocker on Nov. 23, 1896. She was a resident of the Town of Eaton. The couple operated several farms in the Town of Schleswig until 1916 when they moved to Kiel where he was employed at the Kiel Wooden Ware Co. until 1942 when he retired. They observed their 60th wedding anniversary in 1956. Survivors include his wife; a son, Ervin of Two Rivers; three grandchildren; 11 great- grandchildren, and a brother, Louis, of Sheboygan. A daughter, Hilda, died in 1915. Two brothers and one sister also preceded him in death. He was a member of St. Peter Evangelical and Reformed Church in Kiel and the Brotherhood of the church. No newspaper named, 1960


MARTHA BOESELAGER Mrs. August Boeselager of Kiel passed away early Monday morning at Mercy hospital in Oshkosh following a lengthy illness. She was born in Town Schleswig on September 9, 1884, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Brocker. In 1901 she was married to August Boeselager. The couple operated a cheese factory in Town Eaton for three years and then moved to Chilton where they operated a tavern. They remained in Chilton until 1910. From 1910 to 1920 they resided in Kiel and during the following ten years were residents of Kohler. They returned to Kiel in 1930. Mr. Boeselager died in 1939. The deceased was a member of the Kiel G.U.G. Germania lodge. The survivors are; two sons, Hervey of Route 1, Plymouth, and Angus of Oshkosh; five grandchildren; two brothers, Fred and Arthur of Kiel; four sisters, Mrs. Edward Boeselager of Kiel; Mrs. Louis Haese of Reedsville, Mrs. Herman Siebert of Kiel and Mrs. George Bosma of Town Eaton. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one son, one daughter, one brother and a sister. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the St. Peter Evangelical and Reformed church by the Rev. E. L. Worthman. Burial will be made in the Kiel Cemetery. No newspaper named, December 8, 1947


JOSEPHINE BORN Mrs. Josephine E. Born, 89, of 938 Grand St., died Monday at 7:10 p.m. at Mercy Hospital. She had been ill several months. She was born in Milwaukee on Nov. 7, 1874, daughter of Leonard and Barbara Beischer, and was married in Kiel on April 9, 1896, to Joseph Born, who preceded her in death on March 30, 1957. Mrs. Born came to Oshkosh in 1926, and was a membr of St. Paul United Church of Christ and Samaritan Lodge 127, Waupaca. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Lowry Page, Effingham, Ill., and Mrs. John Whittkow, Chicago; nieces and nephews. Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Seefeld Funeral Home, with the Rev. B.H. Romanowski, pastor of St. Paul United Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in Kiel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 p.m. Wednesday until the hour of services. Oshkosh Daily Northwestern, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 07 Apr 1964


KATHERINE BORNEFELD Mrs. Katherine Bornefeld, 71 died at Memorial hospital Monday after having been admitted there the day before. Nee Katherine Jugenheimer, she was born April 21, 1885 in the town of Rhine, the daughter of Peter and Marie Jugenheimer. She attended the district school and was married to Julius Bornefeld of Kiel, November 11, 1908. They resided in Kiel for a time before moving to Plymouth, and in 1929 they moved to Milwaukee. After the death of her husband there in 1950 she returned to Kiel to make her home. She was a member of St. Peter’s Evangelical and Reformed church at Kiel, the Frauenverein of the church and the Royal Neighbor camp No. 2502. The only survivor is a brother, Henry of Kiel. Two sisters and four brothers preceded her in death. No newspaper named, March 1957


HENRY H. BORNEMANN Henry H. Bornemann, 65, of 701 4th St., Kiel, died unexpectedly at his home Sunday. Born March 19, 1905, in the town of Woodville (Calumet County), a son of the late Ernest and Clara Dix Bornemann. He received his education in the district school. He was married to Louise Beckle of the Town of Eaton Nov. 30, 1933. The couple lived in Eaton township until moving to Kiel in 1940. Mr. Bornemann was a member of St. Peter United Church of Christ, Kiel, and was a former employee of the A. A. Laun Furniture Co. Survivors include his wife; one son, four grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Lena Mathers, Fond du Lac, and Mrs. Frank Tennessen, Kaukauna. Another son, one, sister, and one brother preceded him in death. (Survivors edited for privacy) Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Peter United Church of Christ, Kiel, with the Rev. Vernon E. Jaberg, pastor of St. John’s UCC, Sheboygan, officiating. Burial will be in the Kiel Cemetery. Friends may call at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home from 3 p.m. Tuesday until 11 a.m. Wednesday and then at the church from noon until the hour of services. The Sheboygan Press - Monday, December 19, 1966 – P. 10


LOUISE BORNEMANN Mrs. Louise Bornemann, 72, widow of Henry, of 701 Fourth Street, Kiel, died last week Friday at Calumet Memorial Hospital, Chilton, where she had been a patient for one day. Born on September 27, 1901, in the Town of Eaton, she was a daughter of the late Anton and Bertha Wriedt Bechle. On November 30, 1933, she was married to Mr. Bornemann of Hubert in the Town of Eaton. The couple lived in Eaton until 1940 when they moved to Kiel. Her husband died December 18, 1966. Mrs. Bornemann was employed at the Lauson Engine Division of Tecumseh Products Company, New Holstein, for 19 years prior to her retirement four years ago. She was a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Kiel. Survivors include a son, and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ the Reverend John F. Baumann, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the Kiel Cemetery, A memorial fund has been establishedin Mrs. Bornemann’s name for St. Peter’s United Church of Christ. (No newspaper named, Jan. 18, 1974) ******* (27 Sep 1901/Jan 1974/SSDI)


FRANK G. BOWE Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon for Frank G. Bowe, 73, of 814 Third Street, at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home with the Rev. Vernon Jaberg officiating. Burial was in the Kiel Cemetery. Mr. Bowe died Sunday afternoon at Calumet Memorial Hospital in Chilton. He was stricken with a heart attack Sunday morning at the home of a son-in-law and step- daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Allan Matthias. Born Feb. 23, 1880, near Stockbridge, he was a son of the late Conrad and Nellie Bowe, attended public schools in Chilton, and married the former Luetta Hein of Kiel on October 12, 1947. She died in April 1960. Mr. Bowe was employed at the Hart-Carter Co. in New Holstein until his retirement. Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Frank Giranio of Chilton, Mrs. Pirman Carter and Mrs. Quentin Barrett of Chicago, Mrs. John Barlow of Cleveland, Ohio; four sons, Franklin G. and Arthur H. of Woodstock, Illinois, Charles of Kiel, Leroy of Waukesha; two step-daughters, Mrs. Allan Matthias of Kiel, Mrs. J. Edward Sohrweide of Chilton; 22 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lola Brown of Kiel, Mrs. Della Brocker of Madison, and one stepbrother, Eldred Bowe of Beaver Dam. (No newspaper named, March 14, 1963 ******** (23 Feb 1890/Mar 1963/SSDI)


LOUETTA BOWE Mrs. Frank G. Bowe, 62, of 814 Third St., Kiel, died at Calumet Memorial Hospital, Chilton, late Monday. She had been ill for two weeks and hospitalized since Wednesday. The former Luetta Hein, she was born in Kiel, June 11, 1897, a daughter of the late Christ and Clara Hein. She attended the Kiel Public School and was married to Frank Bowe of Chilton Oct. 12, 1947. The couple has lived in Kiel since. Survivors include her husband; two daughters by a previous marriage, Mrs. Allan (La Verne) Matthias, Kiel, and Mrs. J. Edward (Dorothy) Sohrweide, Chilton; four grandchildren and a brother, Edmund W. Hein of Kiel. Mrs. Bowe was a member of the Royal Neighbor Lodge, the G.U.G. Lodge, the Kasper-Wilkens-Beckley American Legion Post Auxiliary and St. Peter’s Evangelical and Reformed Church, all of Kiel. Services will be held at the church at 2 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Vernon E. Jaberg, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Kiel Cemetery. Friends may call at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home from 3 p.m. Wednesday until 11 a.m. Thursday and at the church from noon until the time of services. The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday, April 19, 1960 – P. 10 ********* Funeral services for Mrs. Frank Bowe, 62, of Kiel, who died Monday, were held Thursday afternoon at St. Peter’s Evangelical and Reformed Church in Kiel. The Rev. Vernon E. Jaberg, pastor, officiated and burial was in Kiel Cemetery. During the service Mrs. LeDale Thiessen, accompanied by Mrs. Howard Vorpahl, sang “The Lord’s Prayer”. Pallbearers were Willard Bahr, Walter Goodrich, Edward Hayner, Gilbert Henschel, Harvey Leonard and Walter Voigt. The Sheboygan Press - Friday, April 22, 1960 – P. 8