KIEL CEMETERY OBITUARIES A

JOHN L. ACHTER John L. Achter, age 60, of Kiel, died Wednesday morning, May 16, 2012 after a brief illness at Aurora Medical Center, Two Rivers. He was born August 4, 1951 in Sheboygan, son of Lauretta (Schram) Achter and the late Clifford Achter. He was a 1969 graduate of New Holstein High School. On October 21, 1972 he was united in marriage to Alice Gierke. John worked at Kohler Company for the past 43 years. He was dedicated to the City of Kiel, serving as a reserve police officer for the Kiel Police Department for over 25 years and was currently serving as alderman. He was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Kiel. John's greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed working at his summer home in Montello, fishing, hunting and working in his workshop. He could repair and fix anything and everything. He enjoyed grilling out, cooking and spending time with his family and friends. Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Alice of Kiel and his children: (private) He is further survived by one sister, Lily Mae (Tony) Baus, Fond du Lac,one brother, Paul (Lois) Achter, New Holstein, sister-in-law, Janice Achter, Las Vegas, NV, brother-in-law, James Schoenborn, Johnsburg, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Clifford Achter, brother, Daniel Achter & twin sister, Joan Schoenborn. Funeral services for John will be held at 4:00 pm, Sunday, May 20, 2012 at St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Kiel with Rev. Judine Duerwaechter officiating. Cremation has taken place. Burial will follow at a later date in the Kiel City Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the church on Sunday from 1:00 pm until the time of service. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in his nameIn lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in his name.

CARL ALLINGER This city and community was shocked Monday morning, when it was learned that Carl Allinger, aged 34, had passed away at the St. Nicholas hospital in Sheboygan that morning at 1 o'clock. Mr. Allinger had undergone an appendicitis operation December 23, and had gotten through the operation in fine order, but other complications set in which could not be overcome. Mr. Allinger was born in this city on May 3, 1908, the son of Charles and Flora Donath-Allinger. He was married to Miss Helen Schmidt on June 30, 1934, and the couple made their home here for two years. The following two years were spent in North Tonawanda, New York, and for the past six years they have resided on the Frederick Donath homestead farm in the town of Schleswig, on Highway 57. Mr. Allinger attended the public schools and graduated from the Kiel high school in 1926. He was well-known as a basketball and baseball player. Survivors are his wife; a two-year-old son, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allinger; a sister, Mrs. E. L. Brill of Milwaukee; and two brothers, Hubert of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Eugene of Madison. Funeral services were conducted this Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home, with the Rev. E. L. Worthman officiating. Burial was made in the Kiel cemetery. - 1942


CAROL A. ALLINGER Carol A. Allinger, 49, of N8928 Rhine Rd., Elkhart Lake, passed away Saturday morning, Feb. 15, 1992, at Rocky Knoll Health Care Facility, following a courageous struggle with cancer. The former Carol Hennings was born March 8, 1942, in Sheboygan, daughter of Lester and Gladys Nauth Hennings. On August 5, 1961, Carol married James Allinger at First Presbyterian Church in Kiel. Carol attended the elementary school in Rhine Center and graduated from Kiel High School in 1960. She was employed at Sargento Cheese for 22 years. Carol was also a member of St. Peter United church of Christ in Kiel. Survivors of Carol include her husband; James of Elkhart Lake; two daughters, Mrs. Debbie (Gary) Scoville, of Colorado and Denise Allinger of Fond du Lac; her mother, Gladys Hennings of Elkhart Lake; one brother, Donald (Betty) Hennings of Elkhart Lake and her mother-in-law, Helen Jung, of rural Elkhart Lake. She was preceded in death by her father. Funeral services will be held at St. Peter UCC in Kiel, with the Rev. Raymond C. Coombs, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Kiel Cemetery. No newspaper or date cited


CHARLES ALLINGER Charles Allinger, 83, a former alderman at Kiel, died at St. Nicholas hospital today after a week’s illness. He was born at Brothertown on September 12, 1866, and was married to Miss Flora Donath of the town of Schleswig in 1895. They made their home at Kiel for the last 55 years and until his retirement some years ago Mr. Allinger was a cigarmaker. He served on the Kiel council for 29 years. Survivors include his wife, a daughter, Mrs. E. L. Brill of Milwaukee; two sons, Hubert of Minneapolis and Eugene of Wauwatosa; three grand children, a great-grand- child, and a sister, Miss Elizabeth Allinger of Duluth. One son, Carl, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Meiselwitz Funeral home in Kiel. Burial will be in the Kiel cemetery. The Sheboygan Press – Saturday, July 15, 1950 – P. 8


FLORA ALLINGER Mrs. Flora Allinger, 85, 4634 Scranton Place, Milwaukee, widow of Charles Allinger, died early today at Mayfair Nursing Home, Milwaukee. She had been in ill health the past two months. Born May 23, 1875, in Town Schleswig, the daughter of the late Frederick and Johanna Koinke Donath, she received her education in the Kiel Public Schools. Married to Charles Allinger of Kiel on Sept. 12, 1895, they resided there where he was a cigar manufacturer. For the past 10 years she made her home with a son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Evarist Brill, in Milwaukee. Mrs. Allinger was a charter member of Kiel Camp No. 2505, Royal Neighbors of America. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Evarist (Hulda) Brill; two sons, Hubert of St. Paul, Minn., and Eugene of Milwaukee; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, and one brother, Arno, of Milwaukee. Her husband passed away in July of 1950, and a son in January of 1943, and 13 brothers and sisters also preceded her in death. Christian Science services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home in Kiel. Burial will be in the Kiel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday. The Sheboygan Press – Thursday, February 16, 1961 – P. 8 ********* Funeral services for Mrs. Flora Allinger, 85, a former Kiel resident, who died in Milwaukee on Thursday morning, were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Meiselwitz Funeral Home in Kiel. Reinhold Herrling, reader of the First Church of Christ Scientist, Plymouth, officiated. Burial was in the Kiel Cemetery. For the service Mrs. Eugene M. Thieleke sang “Not What I Am, O Lord, But What Thou Art,” and “Trust in The Lord.” Pallbearers were Roy Duerwaechter, Lawrence Hennings, Norman Hein, Frank Muehlbauer, Arno Ruh and Alfred Steinhardt. The Sheboygan Press – Monday, February 20, 1961 – P. 10


FLORA AMMANN Rites Held Saturday for Mrs. Henry J. Ammann Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon for Mrs. Henry J. Ammann, 86, one of the pioneer residents of Kiel. She was buried in the Kiel cemetery after services at the Presbyterian church. The services were conducted by the Rev. Allen L. Bowe. Mrs. Ammann died at St. Nicholas hospital late Wednesday night. The former Flora Lindner, she was born November 3, 1870, at Freeport, Illinois, a daughter of the late August and Elsie Casper Lindner. She attended public schools in Kiel where she lived since childhood. Her marriage to Henry Ammann took place September 23, 1892. He died April 29, 1936. Operator of the H.J. Ammann Cigar Factory at Kiel from 1910 to 1936 and director of the Kiel Band for many years, Mr. Ammann was elected the first mayor after Kiel was incorporated as a city in 1920. He served one term. Mrs. Ammann was active in civic and community affairs for years. She was a charter member of the Kiel Fraunverein and had served on the city park commission since 1922. She also was a member of the First Presbyterian church, the Ladies' Aid society of the church, the Rebekah lodge, the Kiel Study club and was an honorary member of the Kiel Garden club. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Carmen Goliry, Kiel, and Mrs. Vera Toepol, Chicago; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Walter Mulcahy, Burbank, California and Mrs. Pierre Rix, Kiel, and brothers, Walter Lindner, Kiel, and Hugo Lindner, Milwaukee. (No newspaper named, 4-1957 handwritten on the obituary.) ********* (Note: She has pictures in the glass negative photos) ********* On Sept. 22, 1892, Henry Ammann married Flora Louise Lindner. Henry is a son of Theodore and Gertrude Ammann and was born in Kiel. Flora is a daughter of August Lindner and Elise Kassel. She was born in Freeport, Illinois.


GERTRUDE (NEE BORN) AMMANN On Saturday, after a short illness, at the home of her daughter Mrs. Agnes Thompson in Chicago, Mrs. Gertrud Ammann, nee Born died, and she was the widow of Mr. Theodor Ammann, who died in March. The deceased was born on July 8, 1836 in Hermenden, near Dusseldorf, Germany. She married Mr. Theodor Ammann there and immigrated with her husband and three children to America in 1864, and came directly to Kiel where their friends and relatives were already located. Kiel was a small village surrounded by virgin forests. Here the couple learned the joys and sorrows of pioneer life. Through courage and determination they overcame the arduous and difficult life of a pioneer settler, so that in later years, they could look back on their life with satisfaction. The deceased was her husband’s partner for life, a good and loving mother for her children and was happy in her circle of friends, She lived with her husband in Kiel for nearly 50 years, but after his death on March 3, of this year, she moved to her daughter in Chicago. The visitation took place on Monday night in Kiel and on Tuesday, she was laid to rest next to her husband in the Kiel Cemetery. Mr. Wm. Broeckert officiated at the burial. She had reached the age of 77 years, 3 months and 23 days. She is survived by four children, namely Joseph and Heinrich of Kiel and Catharine and Agnes (widow of Thompson) in Chicago, six grandchildren and also one brother Anton Born in Fond du Lac. Kiel Record —1913


HENRY AMMANN From Manitowoc county death records: Henry J. Ammann (v.30 p.229) Feb. 8, 1869-April 29, 1936 Husband of Flora Lindner Son of Theodore Ammann and Gertrude Born (both born Germany) Born Town of Rhine, Sheboygan County – manufacturer of cigars Died from “hemorrhage form ulcerated growth –adamantinoma malignant” Buried at Kiel Cemetery ********* H. J. Ammann, Pioneer Business Man Dies on Wednesday Henry J. Ammann, 67, widely known Kiel manufacturer, long a leader in musical circles, and the first mayor of the city of Kiel, died at his home this week Wednesday shortly after noon. His passing marked the end of a long illness from which there could be no recovery. His passing also takes from Kiel one of her best known and loved sons, a dominant factor in the civic growth of the community. Born on a farm in the town of Rhine Feb. 8, 1869, he came to Kiel with his parents at the age of two years. His entire remaining life was spent here. Early in life he developed a talent for music, and at the age of 17 organized the Kiel Arion Band, serving as its director and guiding spirit for many years. In 1890, when he was but 21 years old, he bought the August Kurz cigar factory which still exists, and of which he remained the active head until illness forced him to retire over a year ago. His factory from the outset enjoyed great success, and during 1902 turned out a half million cigars. He was united in marriage with Miss Flora Lindner of this city on Sept. 22, 1892. Three children were born to them, all of whom survive. They are Mrs. L. H. (Norma) Schaar and Mrs. Elmer (Vera) Toepel of this city, and Mrs. Valmer (Carmen) Goltry of Litchfield, Conn. Also surviving him besides his widow are three grandchildren, and a brother, Joseph and a sister, Miss Catherine, both of Los Angeles, Calif. His prominence in local affairs led his fellow townsmen to choose him as village president in 1901. He served until 1902, and again from 1903 to 1904. In 1920, when Kiel was incorporated as a city, Mr. Ammann was chosen the first mayor. (no newspaper named, April 1936) ********** Funeral services for Henry J. Ammann, prominent Kiel business man, who passed away at his home here last Wednesday afternoon, were held on Saturday afternoon from the C. J. Meiselwitz Funeral Home at 2 o’clock. The Rev. E. H. Delware, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Kiel, officiated at the last rites, and burial was made in the Kiel cemetery in the family lot. Active pallbearers were: Rudolph Greve, E. W. Tamm, John J. Klauck, Arthur L. Kaemmer. Ferdinand A. Steinhardt, and Charles Allinger. Honorary pallbearers were: William Schildhauer, William Ree, Herman and William Roehr, Paul Tetzlaff, Oscar Roehrig, John Klein, Charles J. Grassold, Hugo C. Duecker, Rudolph Heins, William Voss, William Guetzloe, Harvey Kissinger, and Arthur Heins. The body was escorted to its last resting place by the Kiel Municipal Band, of which he was a director at one time; the Odd Fellow lodge members, the E. F. U., the Redmen, the Firemen, Rebekah lodge, and the Kiel Chamber of Commerce and the City Council. The flag at the city hall was at half mast on Saturday afternoon in respect to its first mayor and respected citizen. Re1atives and friends from Milwaukee, Tigerton, Racine, Plymouth, Sheboygan, New Holstein, Manitowoc, Herrick, Illinois and this vicinity paid their last respects in attending the services. ********* (Note: There are photos of his cigar business in the Manitowoc county business section and his picture is in the glass negative photos)


ROSA AMMANN From Der Nord Westen, 14 Jan. 1909: Death in Kiel of 43-year old Miss Rosa Ammann, daughter of Theodor Ammann there. The deceased had suffered from convulsions for the past 25 years. ******* On January 1, Miss Rosa Ammann the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theo Ammann, died at the home of her parents. She was 43 years old, and had suffered from convulsions for nearly 25 years. The deceased was born on June 12, 1865 in the Town of New Holstein, and has been living with her parents who have cared for her since of onset of her illness. Besides her parents she leaves behind four sisters. The burial was on Monday afternoon, with numerous mourners in attendance. Mr. Wm. Broeckert read the funeral service and said a few words, while the Kiel Arion Band played the funeral service. ********* Rosa Ammann was born on July 12, 1865 in New Holstein, Wisconsin; she did housework for others, and died in Kiel January 1, 1911. She is buried in the Kiel Cemetery. Never married. Joseph her brother wrote on August 18, 1944 "My sister Rose was servant at a farmers. She slept upstairs. House was on fire in winter. Jumped from second floor in night clothes. After that she got spells, no spells in family. ********** From death record: July 12, 1865-Jan. 1, 1909 Single Daughter of Theo Amman and Gertrude Born Died from “epilepsy, 25 years” Buried at Kiel Cemetery ******** (Note: Her picture is in the glass negative photos)


THEODORE AMMANN II He was the son of Marie Agnes Riede and Theodor Ammann the 1st. Theodor was born on December 23, 1832 at or near Bedferdig, Rhin Provence, Germany. He served for three years in the Prussian army as a guard in Berlin and there made good use of his spare time to improve his knowledge especially in music in which he was gifted. At this time the Prussian government gave every soldier an educational opportunity without cost. In 1857 he married Gertrude Born in Hemmerden, Kreis Reus, in the Government District of Düsseldorf, Germany, Rhine Province. They came to America in 1864 and one of her brothers accompanied them. They crossed in one of the first steamships. It took twelve days to cross the Atlantic and twelve more days to travel from New York City to Wisconsin. Three children had been born in Germany — Joseph, Katrina, and Anna. They lived for a short time in New Holstein, Calumet County, Wisconsin, where Rosa was born. Agnes was born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and Henry in Rhine Township, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. Theodor Ammann II with his family moved to Kiel about 1871, where he made his living as a cabinet maker. He bought land in Kiel along the Sheboygan River from Hans Greve in 1886. Their first home was at the corner of Broadway and Fifth Street. Later they moved to a home at what is now Sixth Street. He sold one of his lots on the river (406 - 5th Street) to his son Henry in 1902. ******** The following is taken from Theodor Ammann’s obituary published in the Kiel paper, which was published in German at that time; translated, it reads: At 5:30 on Monday morning, Mr. Theodore Ammann passed away quietly and peacefully, as he had lived, in his sleep at his home on 6th street. The deceased was 81 years old on Dec. 23, and celebrated his golden wedding anniversary with his surviving wife three years before that. He leaves besides his wife, four children: Katharine of Chicago; Agnes, widow of Martin Thompson, also living in Chicago; Joseph and Henry of Kiel. The former has a jewelry store, and the latter a cigar factory and he is the director of the Kiel Arion Band. Three of his children preceded him in death. Besides the four children he leaves 6 grand- children. Mr. Ammann came to Kiel with his wife and three children in 1864. They were an active and happily married pair. With the exception of a few years he has lived here from then on. He was born in the province of Rhine, Germany; served three years as guard in Berlin and there made use of every spare minute to improve his knowledge - especially in music in which he was exceptionally gifted. At this time the Prussian government gave every soldier this educational opportunity without cost. A very intelligent young man, he took advantage of this oppor- tunity, and so it happened that acquired a foundation far above the elementary level. After he had been in Kiel a short time he directed a band, and because of his exceptional tenor voice became an enthusiastic member of the Kiel vocal society. The greatest service rendered by the deceased was the tireless pains he took in his instructions of the members of the youth music group. One can truly say that the quality of the present Kiel Anon Band is largely the result of his efforts, because many of the members were his former pupils. Another quotation from the same source: Mr. Ammann was liberal and tolerant and allowed all of his fellow men to have their own convictions. He was a great friend of nature, raised flowers and bees while he was still strong enough to do so. By trade he was a carpenter and carried on his craft until age compelled him to retire. The life of Mr. Ammann and his family was overall a happy one, and his death is especially painful for Mrs. Ammann (whom he married 54 years previously in Hemmerden, Kreis Reus, Government district Duesseldorf, Germany) since their long life together bound them closely to each other. Yet she and all those he leaves behind may console thmeselves with the knowledge that the deceased leaves a good reputation and lives on in spirit as a truly good man. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock. At the open grave the Arion band played in their best manner a l He died March 1, 1913 and was buried in the Kiel Cemetery where the Kiel Anon Band played a last tribute to their former teacher. May he rest in peace next to his daughter Rosa in the Kiel cemetery. His wife died November 1, 1913 and rests beside him. Compiled by Valmer Jack Goltry, June 27, 1983 (Note: Other information states they did not settle in Kiel until 1871 and had lived in the township of Rhine until then. This may be correct rather than the above) ************ Mr. Theodor Ammann Our naturalist friend tended his flowers and bees, as long as he was able. His profession was as a cabinetmaker, and he continued his handwork until his age made him set his tools to rest. The family life of Mr. Theodor Ammann and his family was very happy, and his death is very painful for his wife of nearly 54 years. Mrs. Ammann who was born Miss Gertrud Born in Hemmerden, Kreis Reuss, Regierungsbezirk Dusseldorf, Germany where he lead her to the altar, into a union of such close togetherness. She and the rest of those left behind, want him to be remembered as a good and industrious man of his time and that his spirit lives on. On Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock the burial took place. The Arion-Kapelle (Band) stood around the edge of the open grave, of their highly esteemed master teacher as a final wish for him to rest in peace. Kiel Record — 1913, March 3, 1913


DARLENE ANHALT Funeral services for Mrs. Martin LeFeber, 23, formerly of the Town of Schleswig who died Monday evening in a Tacoma, Wash., hospital after surgery, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home in Kiel. The Rev. Vernon E. Jaberg, pastor of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Kiel, will officiate and burial will be in Kiel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday. Mrs. LeFeber had been living in Tacoma since last November after her husband was called to duty with the 32nd Red Arrow Division now training at Fort Lewis, Wash. Previously they had lived at R. 1, Malone. The former Darlene Anhalt was born June 29, 1938, in the Town of Schleswig, a daughter of Elmer E. and Norma Mayer Anhalt, attended Woodland Park School in the town, and Kiel High School, graduating in 1956. After graduation, she went to work at Leverenz Shoe Co., at New Holstein. On Feb. 4, 1961, she was married to Martin LeFeber of rural Malone at St. John’s Catholic Church at Johnsburg. Mrs. LeFeber was a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Kiel, was a former member of the choir and a Sunday school teacher. A church memorial fund is being established in her name. Survivors besides her husband and parents, are one sister. (Edited for privacy) The Sheboygan Press – Thursday, February 15, 1962 – P. 12


NORMA (PFINGSTEN) ANHALT Mrs. Norma M. Anhalt, 82, of St. Nazianz, formerly of Town of Schleswig, died Saturday morning at Willowdale Nursing Home, New Holstein. Norma (Mayer) Anhalt, was born March 26, 1905, in the Town of Rhine, daughter of Adolph and Anna (Pfingsten) Mayer. She attended school in the Town of Rhine. She was married to Elmer F. Anhalt, March 24, 1928, in Plymouth. He preceded her in death Dec. 29, 1982. She was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Kiel, and it's women's guild. She is survived by a daughter, three grandchildren, five step grandchildren, three great grandchildren and 10 step great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, a grandchild, a sister, and six brothers. Funeral services will be held at Meiselwitz Funeral Home of Kiel, at 8p.m., on Tuesday. The Rev. John Baumann, pastor of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Kiel, officiating. Burial in Kiel Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established in her name. Sheboygan Press September 14, 1987 (edited for privacy)


ELMER E. ANHALT Sheboygan Press December 29, 1982 (edited) Elmer E. Anhalt, 77 years, of 11319 Highway 32, Kiel, died at his home this morning. He was born Aug. 14, 1905, in the Town of New Holstein, a son of Charles and Anna (Lauers) Anhalt. He attended schools in New Holstein and S t. Anna. On March 24, 1928, he and Norma Mayer were married in Plymouth, and made their home in the Town of Schleswig (Manitowoc Co.). Mr. Anhalt was employed by Calumet County as a grader operator and retired in 1970. He was a member of St. Peter United Church of Christ, Kiel, and served on the church consistory for many years. Surviving are his wife; one daughter, three grandchildren, three great grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, two step great grandchildren, and one sister. He was preceded in death by a daughter, a granddaughter, two brothers and a sister. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at te Meiselwitz Funeral Home, Kiel, with the Rev. John Baumann, pastor of St. Peter Church, officiating. Burial will be in Kiel cemetery. A memorial fund has been established in Mr. Anhalt's name.


ELSIE ARNDT Mrs. Elsie Arndt, 59, died late Thursday night at her home, 843 7th St., Kiel, after being in ill health for the past year. Born Jan. 10, 1897, in Kiel, a daughter of the late Jacob and Mary Diefenthaler Jugenheimer, she attended public schools in Kiel. Her marriage to Fred Arndt of Elkhart Lake took place Nov. 5, 1921. The couple spent their entire married life in Kiel. Mr. Arndt died in August, 1936. Survivors are three sons, four sisters, Mrs. George Spor, Milwaukee, and Mrs. Lorraine Schreiber, Mrs. Arno Hagenow and Miss Meta Jugenheimer, Kiel, and two brothers, Oscar, of Elkhart Lake, and Harvey, of Fontana, Calif. (Survivors edited for privacy) One brother and two sisters also preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home, Kiel, with the Rev. E. G. Behm, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Kiel Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday. The Sheboygan Press – Friday, October 26, 1956 – P. 10 ********* Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie Arndt, 59 years, who resided at 843 Seventh St., Kiel, and passed away on Thursday evening, were held at 1 p.m. Monday at Meiselwitz Funeral Home. The Rev. E. G. Behm, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, officiated. During the service two songs were sung by Mrs. Donald Klemme, Mrs. Ralph Klemme and Mrs. Olaf Lee, “Come, Ye Disconsolate” and “Abide With Me,” and “Fast Falls the Eventide.” They were accompanied by Mrs. E. G. Behm. Burial took place in Kiel Cemetery. Bearers were Melvin Arndt, Alvin and Edwin Diefenthaler, Gilbert Rehm, Milton and Walter Sebold. The Sheboygan Press – Wednesday, October 31, 1956 – P. 16


FRED W. ARNDT Fred Arndt of Kiel Passes Away at Home on Saturday Kiel – Fred Arndt, aged 53, passed away at the family residence, 843 N. Seventh street, Kiel, on Sunday at 12:35 a.m. after a lingering illness. The deceased was born on a farm in the town of Mosel, on August 8, 1883, the son of Henry and Augusta Arndt. He was married to Miss Lillian Stoltzmann of Sheboygan in 1914, and the couple located in Elkhart Lake, where Mr. Arndt conducted a blacksmith shop for many years. His wife passed away in 1918. He was married the second time to Miss Elsie Jugenheimer of Kiel on November 5, 1921, and the couple resided in Elkhart Lake until 1923, when they moved to Kiel at their present home. Mr. Arndt, up until the time of his death, was employed with the Stoelting Brothers Company here. Survivors are his wife; three sons, three sisters, Mrs. Carl Schmidt and Mrs. Joseph Gosse of the town of Mosel, and Mrs. Henry Sebald of the town of Rhine, and one brother, William Arndt, of the town of Mosel. A brother, Herman Arndt, of the town of Mosel preceded him in death. (Survivors edited for privacy) Funeral services will be held on Wednesday afternoon at the C. J. Meiselwitz Funeral Home here at 2 o’clock. The Rev. H. O. Grunwald, pastor of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran church of Louis Corners, will officiate, and burial will be made in the Kiel cemetery. The body can be viewed at the funeral home from tonight until the hour of services on Wednesday. The Sheboygan Press – Monday, August 31, 1936 – P. 7 ******** REPORT OF THE COUNTY JUDGE ON PATIENTS COMMITTED TO WISCONSIN GENERAL HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT TO THE HONORABLE CHAIRMAN AND BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF MANITOWOC COUNTY, WISCONSIN Gentlemen: In accordance with the duties which are provided for in the Statutes, I beg leave to submit my report of all proceedings and hearings relative to patients committed to the Wisconsin General Hospital for treatment since the filing of my last report up to and including January 1, 1937. Edward S. Schmitz, County Judge Fred Arndt, resident of the City of Kiel, Wis. Committed to Wisconsin General Hospital on the 6th day of August, 1936. Examining physician, Dr. F.P. Knauf. Manitowoc Herald Times, March 31, 1937 p.17, 18 (Note: They sent seriously ill people here to be treated. The hospital was in Madison)


ALLEN A. ARNOLD Allan A. Arnold, 52, of 618 St. Paul St., Kiel, died Friday morning, Dec. 30, 1994 at Calumet Medical Center, Chilton, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Jan. 6, 1942 in Sheboygan, a son of Louise Steinhardt Arnold and the late Eugene Arnold. He was a 1960 graduate of Kiel High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the U. S. Air Force, serving from 1960 to 1964. On Sept. 23, 1961, he married Elsie Wendling at S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Kiel. He was employed at HUI for the past 20 years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and son. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, deer hunting and raising flowers and vegetables. He was a member of St. Peter United Church of Christ, Kiel; a past Little League coach in Kiel; a member of the Kiel Bean Bag League for many years; and a member of the Kiel Fire Department for 23 years, serving as assistant fire chief since January 1990. He also served on the Kiel Ambulance Service and was a member of the Highland Swampers Deer Hunting Club. (Survivors omitted for privacy) He was preceded in death by his father and infant brother. Funeral services were held Monday at St. Peter UCC with the Rev. Raymond C. Coombs officiating. Burial will be in the Kiel City Cemetery. no newspaper named, 1994


ANNA ARNOLD Pioneer Settler Dies Tuesday Mrs. Anna Arnold To Be Laid to Rest in Kiel Cemetery Mrs. Anna Arnold, one of the pioneer settlers of Kiel, died on Tuesday, July 6th at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. C. Hurst in Milwaukee. Mrs. Arnold was born in New York City September 13, 1859, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Goettinger. When Mrs. Arnold was three years old her parents settled in Kiel. Mr. Goettinger had the first shoe store in Kiel. In 1886 Anna Goettinger was married to Peter Arnold. Mr. Arnold died in 1920. Until eight years ago she had lived in the Goettinger homestead, one of the first homes in Kiel. Since then she has made her home in Milwaukee with her daughter, Mrs. Hurst. Besides Mrs. Hurst, the surviving children are: Mrs. Ernst (Anita) Veers of New Holstein, and Mrs. Edwin (Hilda) Fluhr, and Waldo R. Arnold of Milwaukee; an only sister, and give grandchildren. A daughter, Emily, died in 1922. Funeral services will be held at the C. J. Meiselwitz Funeral Parlors at 2 p.m. Thursday, with burial in the Kiel cemetery. - July 1937


ARTHUR E. ARNOLD Arthur E. Arnold, 45, town of Schleswig, passed away early today at the Sheboygan Memorial Hospital. He had been a patient there since Saturday. He was born Jan. 20, 1910, the son of George and Clara Zorn Arnold. He attended schools in Kiel, and on June 30, 1938, was married to Edna Rosenbauer. They have resided on the Arnold homestead farm in the town of Schleswig since. Survivors include his wife; one daughter and one son, two brothers, Raymond and Hugo, town of Schleswig; and one sister, Mrs. John Ehler of Kiel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, at the St. Peter Evangelical and Reformed Church, Kiel. The Rev. E. L. Worthman will officiate, and burial will be made in the Kiel cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Meiselwitz Funeral home, Kiel, from 2 p.m. Thursday, until 11 a.m., Friday, when it will be removed to the church to lie in state until the hour of services. The Sheboygan Press – Wednesday, February 23, 1955 – P. 14


CHRISTOPHER P. ARNOLD Christoph P. Arnold passed away at his home in this city on Monday evening at 8 o’clock after a lingering illness with Bright’s disease. Decedent was one of Kiel’s well-known and respected citizens and the news of his death was received with sorrow by the people of the community. Mr. Arnold was born December 17, 1864, in the town of Schleswig, where he grew to manhood. He was united in marriage in 1891 to Emma Feile, after which the couple lived on the homestead farm 11 years. Later he entered a copartnership with S. Hollensteiner in the grain business. For the last 20 years he has lived in retirement. He leaves his grief-stricken wife, one sister, Mrs. Robert Pagel of Kiel, two brothers, Jacob Arnold of Menomonee Falls, and Philip Arnold of Kiel, and one step-sister, Mrs. August Wagenknecht of Milwaukee. The funeral services will be held today, Thursday, at 2:00 p.m., from the home, Rev. W. Rech officiating. Interment in the Kiel cemetery. June 29, 1922 ******** Christoph P. Arnold, pioneer resident of Kiel, died at his home there Monday evening and the funeral was held today. Mr. Arnold was born December 17, 1864 in town of Schleswig and in 1891 was married to Emma Feile, the couple making their home on a farm for eleven years. Later he formed a partnership with S. Hollensteiner at Kiel but for the last twenty years has lived a retired life. He is survived by his widow, one sister, two brothers and a step-sister. Manitowoc Herald News, Thursday, June 29, 1922 P.3


CLARA ARNOLD VOIGT Mrs. Theodore Voigt, 64 The community was shocked on Wednesday evening of last week, when they learned of the death of Mrs. Theodore Voigt, aged 64, who had passed away at 10 o'clock that evening at her home near Louis Corners. Mrs. Voigt had been in the best of health. The deceased, nee Miss Clara Zorn, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Zorn, and was born on the Zorn homestead near Louis Corners on February 4, 1871, where she grew to womanhood. The Zorn homestead is now owned by Arnie Voigt, brother-in-law of the deceased. November 16, 1895, she was united in marriage to George Arnold of the town of Schleswig, and the couple located in this city, where they resided for ten years. In 1905 they moved onto the Arnold homestead, just south-east of this city, where they resided until the death of Mr. Arnold, which occurred on January 7, 1918. Four children were born of this union. On May 31, 1925 Mrs. Arnold was married to her second husband, Theodore Voigt, who besides her four children, four step-children, three sisters and two brothers survives her. Following are the survivors: Three sons: Raymond, Hugo and Arthur, on the Arnold homestead; one daughter, Mrs. John (Roma) Ehlers of this city; her aged mother, Mrs. Johanna Zorn; three step-daughters, Mrs. Louis Feld and Mrs. Paul Schroeder of Louis Corners and Mrs. Roy Voland of Rockville; one step-son, Clinton Voigt at home; three sisters, Mrs. Louis Voigt of Collins, Mrs. Rudolph Ruppenthal of Hilbert and Mrs. George Mattes of Rockville; two brothers George Zorn of this city, and John Zorn, residing near here; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon from the family residence near Louis Corners at 1:30 o'clock, and at 2 o'clock at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran church at Louis Corners. The Rev. Harold O. Gunwald officiated, and burial was made in the Kiel cemetery, beside the remains of her first husband. - June 6, 1935


EDNA ARNOLD Edna E. Arnold, age 91, a former Kiel resident died Friday evening, Nov. 16, 2001 at the Calumet Homestead in New Holstein where she had been a resident for the past three years. The former Edna Rosenbauer, she was born on Oct. 29, 1910 in the Town of Schleswig the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Uhl Rosenbauer. She attended grade school in Rockville. On June 30, 1938, she married Arthur Arnold in Kiel. He died Feb. 23, 1955. She was a member of St. Peter’s UCC in Kiel and the Women’s Guild. Edna enjoyed gardening and crocheting hangers. Survivors are one son, one daughter, three grandsons, two sisters, Vera Ehrich and Helen (Nick) Spannagle, all of Sheboygan. She was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother. (Survivors edited for privacy) The Sheboygan Press, November 19, 2001


EMMA ARNOLD Mrs. Emma Arnold, 83, Kiel, died early Saturday evening at the Sunset Nursing Home, Sheboygan. She had been ill for the past two years. She was born on May 30, 1871, in the town of Schleswig, the daughter of Mathias and Anna Edens Feile. She attended school at Kiel and was married to Christoph Arnold, town of Schleswig, April 14, 1891. The couple operated the Arnold homestead farm in the town of Schleswig until 1901 when they moved to Kiel. Arnold died in 1922. Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Herman J. Duecker, Kiel, and Mrs. Ella Reinick, Appleton, two brothers, Robert of Reedsville, and Rudolph of Kiel. Two brothers preceded her in death. She was a member of the St. Peter Ev. and Reformed Church, Kiel, and a member of the church Frauenverein. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church by the Rev. E. L. Worthman. Burial will be in the Kiel cemetery. Friends may call at the Meiselwitz Funeral from 3 p.m. today until 11 a.m. Tuesday and at the church from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the service. The Sheboygan Press – Monday, March 7, 1955 – P. 16 ******** Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Arnold, 83, of Kiel, who passed away last Saturday, were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, at the St. Peter Evangelical and Reformed Church, Kiel. The Rev. E. L. Worthman officiated, and burial was made in the Kiel cemetery. During the services Mrs. Robert Casper, Miss Joyce Fromm, Mrs. Edwin Henschel, Miss Elaine Matthes, Miss Patricia Tollman and Mrs. Thomas Wilkens sang, “The Lord Is My Shepherd”, “Wait On The Lord” and “Asleep In Jesus”. They were accompanied by Mrs. Roland Griebenow. Pallbearers were Oscar P. Arnold, Edwin Bielke, Alfred and Hugo Feile, Charles Kahler, and Athniel Raquet. The Sheboygan Press – Wednesday, March 9, 1955 – P. 16


EVELYN M. ARNOLD Evelyn M. Arnold, 89, of 1045 First St., Kiel, died Tuesday, April 19, 1994 at Holy Family Medical Center, Manitowoc. She was born Feb. 19, 1905 in Kiel, a daughter of Simon and Anna Wendling Arnold. She worked in the Milwaukee area as a beautician. She moved back to the Kiel area in the 1960s. Survivors include one brother, Edward of Kiel and cousins. She was preceded in death by two sisters. Funeral services were held at Meiselwitz Funeral Home, Kiel, with the Rev. Raymond C. Coombs officiating. Burial will be in the Kiel City Cemetery. Kiel Tri-County Record – April 28, 1994 ******** (19 Feb 1905/19 Apr 1994/SSDI)


FRED ARNOLD Frederick Arnold, Well Known in Manitowoc and Kiel, Dies Kiel, Wis. – Special – Frederick Arnold, aged 82, well known former resident of Manitowoc county, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Monday at his home, 1125 N. Sixth street, this city, after a week’s illness. His health had been failing for some time. Deceased was born March 8, 1860, on a farm in the town of Meeme, the son of the late George and Fredericka Arnold. He received his early education in the school in that township and also attended the Bethel Evangelical and Reformed church school in the town of Herman where he was baptized and confirmed. On November 14, 1894, he was married to Miss Ida Schwalenberg of the town of Meeme, and the couple lived on a farm in the town of Schleswig until 1918, when they moved to Kiel where Mr. Arnold was employed for many years by the Kiel Wooden Ware company until he retired a few years ago. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert, by his first marriage on January 28, 1926, his first wife, the former Miss Rosena Kircher, many years ago and also by a sister, Miss Margaret Arnold. Survivors are the widow; three sons and four daughters, Frederick, Jr., Oscar and Hubert and Mrs. August (Hilda) Lilge of Kiel; Mrs. Viola Drott of Sheboygan; Mrs. James (Lydia) Klauck of East St. Louis, Ill, and Mrs. Henry (Leona) Schulz of Milwaukee; 15 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter and one sister, Mrs. Henry W. Klemme who lives near Johnsonville. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the C. J. Meiselwitz funeral home and at 2 o’clock at St. Peter Evangelical and Reformed church in this city. The Rev. E. L. Worthman will officiate and interment will be in the family plot at Kiel cemetery. The remains will lie in state at the funeral home from Wednesday after 12 o’clock noon. The Sheboygan Press - Tuesday, June 9, 1942 – P. 4


FRED ARNOLD Frederick Valentine Arnold born October 12, 1896 in the Town of Schleswig, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin, died November 19, 1972 in Kiel, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin; buried November 22, 1972 at Kiel City Cemetery, Kiel, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin. His obituary follows: Sheboygan Press, November 20, 1972, page 10 Frederick V. Arnold, 76, of 1148 Sixth Street, Kiel, died at his home Sunday night of an apparent heart attack. He was born Oct. 12, 1896 in the Town of Schleswig, son of the late Frederick and Ida Schwalenberg Arnold and attended school in Millhome. On May 24, 1916, he married Lillian Voss. She died in October, 1971. Mr. Arnold was an auto mechanic by trade and was retired. He was a member of Manitowoc Tribe No. 49 Improved Order of Redmen. Survivors include four daughters, two sons, 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Hilda Lilge of Valders, Mrs. Viola Drott of Sheboygan, Mrs. Lydia Klauck of East St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. Henry W. Schulz of Milwaukee, and a brother, Oscar L., Kiel. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home, Kiel, with the Rev. John F. Baumann, pastor of St. Peter United Church of Christ, Kiel, officiating. Burial will be in Kiel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Tuesday, until the time of services.


HUGO ARNOLD Hugo Arnold, 81, a former Town of Schleswig resident, died Sunday morning at Rocky Knoll Health Care Facility, where he had resided the past four years. He was born Dec. 19, 1903(sic), in the Town of Schleswig (Manitowoc County), a son of the late George and Clara Zorn Arnold. He attended Kiel High School and farmed in the Town of Schleswig and was also employed at Kiel Woodenware Co. Mr. Arnold is survived by nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. No newspaper named, January 27, 1985


IDA ARNOLD Mrs. Ida Arnold, 86, 824 Sixth St., Kiel, died Sunday afternoon at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital. She was stricken with a heart attack at her home Friday. Born April 28, 1875, in the Town of Meeme, she was a daughter of the late Herman and Katherine Raeder Schwalenberg and received her education in the district school. She was baptized and confirmed at Bethel United Church of Christ in the Town of Herman. On Nov. 14, 1894, she was married to Fred Arnold of the Town of Meeme. After their marriage the couple operated a farm in the Town of Schleswig until 1917 when they moved to Kiel. Her husband died in June, 1942, and one son, Robert, in 1926. Mrs. Arnold was a member of St. Peter United Church of Christ in Kiel, the Frauen Verein of the church and the Kasper-Beckley-Wilkens American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Hilda Lilge of New Holstein, Mrs. Viola Drott of Sheboygan, Mrs. Lydia Klauck of East St. Louis, Mrs. Henry W. (Leona) Schulz of Milwaukee; three sons, Fred Jr., Oscar L. and Hubert, all of Kiel; 15 grandchildren, and 32 great-grandchildren. Seven sisters and four brothers also preceded her in death. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday 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 3 p.m. Tuesday until 11 a.m. Wednesday and then at the church beginning at noon. The Sheboygan Press - Monday, October 2, 1961 – P. 8


PETER ARNOLD PETER ARNOLD DIES SUDDENlY Well Known Former Business Man Victim of Heart Failure. Our community was shocked on Wednesday morning when it was learned that Peter Arnold, one of Kiel’s well known citizens and former business man, had suddenly passed away Tuesday night at his home. Death was due to heart failure. Mr. Arnold had been a sufferer with an affection on his right ??? for a number of years, which steadily grew worse until an amputation had to be peformed in August 1919, to save his life. He was therefore forced to retire from his business as harness-maker, which he has successfully conducted for many years. Mr. Arnold was born in the town of Schleswig, August 22, 1860; after leaving school he learned the harnessmaker’s trade, and established himself in business in Kiel in 1884. On March 9, 1886, he was married to Anna Goettinger of New York City. This union was blessed with seven children, of whom three have died. He leaves his wife, one son, Waldo R. Arnold of Milwaukee, and three daughters, Mrs. Ernst Veers and Mrs. Edwin Fluhr of New Holstein, and Miss Lillian Arnold at home; also four grandchildren. The funeral will take place on Friday afternoon, with interment in the Kiel cemetery. Ref. Wm. Rech will officiate. (no newspaper named, Nov. 1920)


RAYMOND H. ARNOLD Funeral services for Raymond H. Arnold, 67, a Town of Schleswig farmer, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home, Kiel. The Rev. Vernon E. Jaberg, pastor of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, will officiate and burial will be in the Kiel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of services. Mr. Arnold, who died Thursday morning at the Manitowoc County Hospital, was born in the Town of Schleswig, Aug. 26, 1896, a son of George and Clara Arnold. He attended the Kiel Public School and later engaged in farming on the family homestead with his brother, Hugo. The only survivor is his brother, R. 2, Kiel. The Sheboygan Press - Friday, November 22, 1963 – P. 12


ROBERT ARNOLD CALLED TO DEATH Death claimed Robert Arnold of this city on Thursday of last week, after a brief illness with pneumonia. Deceased, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred. Arnold, was born in the town of Schleswig, March 10, 1893, where he grew to manhood. In 1917 he joined the army, and after a stay at Camp Custer left with the expeditionary forces in February, 1918, for France, where he served in the infantry as truck driver. After his honorable discharge in June, 1919, he returned to his parental home, where he has since resided, being employed by Ehnert Bros. He became stricken with pneumonia on January 23, to which he succumbed five days later. Mr. Arnold leaves his bereaved parents, three brothers, Fred., Oscar and Hubert, and four sisters, Mrs. August Lilge of Kiel, Mrs. Geo. Drott of Sheboygan, Lydia and Leona Arnold. He was 32 years, 9 months and 18 days old at the time of his death. Funeral services took place on Monday afternoon from the late home, Kasper Post of the American Legion of Kiel attending in a body. Rev. W. Rech conducted the last rites. Burial was in the Kiel cemetery. February 1926


LOUISE AVERY From Calumet county marriage records: Ben Avery and Louisa Ruppenthal (v.5 p.35) Dec. 18, 1907 in religious ceremony, Potter, Calumet County Ben Avery Age 50 –widower Son of Jacob Avery and Dale Peebler (both born New York) Born Wisconsin –farmer Louisa Ruppenthal Age 48 –single Daughter of Jacob Ruppenthal and E. Mueller (both born Germany) Born Wisconsin ********** From Manitowoc co. death records: Louise Avery nee Ruppenthal (v.26 p.775) Feb. 4, 1858-Jan. 25, 1932 Daughter of Jacob Ruppenthal and Ernestine Mueller (both born Germany) Born Wisconsin Died from “paralytic stroke –old age” Buried at Kiel Cemetery ************* Mrs. Louise Avery Is Found Dead When neighbors failed to see her about her house for several days, investigation Wednesday morning showed that Mrs. Louise Ruppenthal Avery, 73, had passed away sometime within the past two days. She had been a resident of Kiel practically all her life, and was one of the first pupils in the Kiel public school. She lived alone in her home just south of the First street bridge here. A brother, Adolph, lives in Cascade, and a sister, Mrs. Andrew Noll, lives in Chilton. The time of death was fixed at Monday night. Complete obituary will be published next week. Funeral services will probably be held on Friday afternoon. 1932 *********** Mrs. Louisa Ruppenthal-Avery Funeral services for Mrs. Louisa Ruppenthal Avery, who passed away at her home on First street Tuesday evening of last week, were held from the Meiselwitz Undertaking parlors Friday afternoon. The last rites were performed by the Rev. J. W. MacElree, with burial in the Kiel cemetery. Pallbearers were August and Fred Ehnert, Philip Arnold, Ed. Baumann, Joseph Stoeger, and Louis Kuhn. The Kiel Frauenverein of which she was a charter member, attended the services in a body. The deceased was born February 3, 1858, in the home in which she died. She was the second of nine children born to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Ruppenthal. Of the entire family only one sister, Mrs. Andrew Noll of Chilton and Adolph Ruppenthal, a brother of Cascade, survive her. She was married in her youth to Mr. Avery. There were no children. 1932 ******* (Note: Her picture is in the glass negative photos)