UNION CEMETERY OBITUARIES

FRANK RADES Frank Rades, aged 75, pioneer resident of Manitowoc County, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Seyfert, in the town of Meeme nine miles east of Kiel on Thursday evening at 7:30 o’clock, after being ill for about two weeks. The deceased was a son of the late John and Augusta Rades and was born in Koenig Province, Pommerania, Germany, on May 14, 1857. At the age of 12 years he migrated to America with his parents who located on a farm two miles northeast of Kiel, now owned by William Buchholz, a nephew of the deceased. He was united in marriage to Miss Wilhelmina Goedecke of the town of Meeme in 1877 and the couple located on a farm in that town ship where they have always resided. To the couple were born nine children of whom four preceded their father in death. They are; Mrs. Gottlieb Liebe, Mrs. Frank Born, a son William, and another daughter who passed away in infancy. His wife passed away December 21, 1916. Survivors are five children, three daughters; Mrs. Abraham Blum of Eau Claire, Mrs. Samuel Blum of Kiel, and Mrs. George Seyfert of the town of Meeme, and two sons, John and Herman, both of the town of Meeme; 24 grandchildren, six great grandchildren and one sister Mrs. M. C. Peters of Black Creek. The body was taken to the C. J. Meiselwiz funeral establishment at Kiel were it was prepared for burial and it was removed to the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Seyfert in the town of Meeme until the time of funeral Monday afternoon at one o’clock when brief services were conducted at the residence and at 1:30 o’clock with services at the Bethel’s Reformed church in the town of Herman. The Rev. William Billmann officiated and burial was made in the Union Cemetery near Louis Corners, in the family lot. No newspaper named, April 6, 1933

AUGUST ROEHL From Manitowoc county death records: August Frederick Roehl (v.44 p.106) Dec. 14, 1871-Jan. 15, 1951 [Husband of Helen Quante] Son of William Roehl and Dorothy Vieland Born Wisconsin –carpenter Died from “cerebral embolism, 1 week –fracture of hip, 6 weeks –accident, stepped on ice at home” Buried at Union Cemetery, Town of Schleswig ********* August F. Roehl, 79, town of Schleswig, passed away at St. Nicholas hospital Monday afternoon. He had been a patient at the hospital since fracturing his hip in a fall six weeks ago. He was born in the town of Meeme on Dec. 4, 1871, a son of Mr. and Mrs. William Roehl. When he was nine years of age the family moved to Peshtigo, and he returned to Schleswig in 1904. He was married there to Helena Quante on Sept. 10, 1908, and the couple settled on the Quante family homestead farm. Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Elsie, at home; one brother, Otto, of Marinette; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Kamps of Marinette, Mrs. Gussie Kamka of Peshtigo, and Mrs. Charles Rasmussen of Colby. One brother and one sister preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, at the Zion Lutheran church, Louis Corners. The Rev. William Hartwig will officiate and burial will be made in Union cemetery. The body will lie in state from 2 a.m., today, until 10 a.m., Thursday, at the Meiselwitz Funeral home, Kiel, and from 11 a.m., Thursday, until the hour of services, the body can be viewed at the church. The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday, January 17, 1951 - P. 12 ******** From Manitowoc county marriage records: August Roehl and Lena Quante (9-75) Sept. 10, 1908 in religious ceremony, Town of Schleswig August Roehl Son of Wm. Roehl and Dora Williams (both born Germany) Born Wisconsin –mason and 36 years of age at marriage Lena [Helena] Quante Daughter of August Quante and Bertha Zorn (both born Germany) Born Wiscosnin –34 years of age at marriage ********** (Note: His picture is in the glass negative photos)


HELENA J. ROEHL From Manitowoc county death records: Helen Roehl nee Quante (v.58 p.208) March 9, 1874-April 20, 1963 [Wife of August Roehl] Daughter of August Quante and Bertha Zorn Born Wisconsin Died from “cerebral hemorrhage, 2 days –generalized arteriosclerosis, years –with arteriosclerotic gangrene of left foot” Buried at Union Cemetery, Town of Schleswig *********** Mrs. August Roehl, 89, of R. 1, Kiel, Town of Schleswig, died early today at St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan where she had been a patient the past three weeks. The former Helena Quante, she was born at R. 1, Kiel, March 9, 1874, the daughter of the late August Quante and Bertha Zorn. She attended district schools in the Town of Schleswig and on Sept. 10, 1908, was married to August Roehl of Peshtigo at the Zion Lutheran Church, Louis Corners. The couple settled on the homestead farm at R. 1, Kiel, after their marriage. Mr. Roehl died in 1950. Mrs. Roehl was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church at Louis Corners and a member of the Ladies Aid Society of the church. Surviving is one daughter, Miss Elsie, at home. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church, the Rev. Adalbert Schultz, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in the Town of Schleswig. Friends may call at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home in Kiel from 3 p.m. Monday until 11 a.m. Tuesday and at the church from noon until time of services. The Sheboygan Press - April 20, 1963 - P. 17 ********** Mrs. August Roehl Dies Saturday Funeral services were held Tuesday for Mrs. August Roehl, 89, of Route 1, Kiel, Town of Schleswig, who died Saturday at St. Nicholas hospital in Sheboygan. The services were held at the Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. Adalbert Schultz officiating. Burial was in the Union Cemetery in Town of Schleswig. The former Helena Quante, she was born at Route 1, Kiel March 9, 1874, the daughter of the late August Quante and Bertha Zorn. She attended district schools in the Town of Schleswig and on September 10, 1906, was married to August Roehl of Peshtigo at the Zion Lutheran Church, Louis Corners. The couple settled on the homestead farm at Route 1, Kiel, after their marriage. Mr. Roehl died in 1950. Mrs. Roehl was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church at Louis Corners and a member of the Ladies Aid Society of the church. Surviving is one daughter, Miss Elsie, at home. (4-25-1963 handwritten on the obituary-no newspaper named) ******** From Manitowoc county marriage records: August Roehl and Lena Quante (9-75) Sept. 10, 1908 in religious ceremony, Town of Schleswig August Roehl Son of Wm. Roehl and Dora Williams (both born Germany) Born Wisconsin –mason and 36 years of age at marriage Lena [Helena] Quante Daughter of August Quante and Bertha Zorn (both born Germany) Born Wiscosnin –34 years of age at marriage ********** (Note: Her picture is in the glass negative photos)


ALVIN SALZMAN From Manitowoc county death records: Alvin Alfred Salzman (v.49 p.434) Married Aug. 8, 1891-March 7, 1956 Son of Edward Salzman and Anna Pickruhn Born in Wisconsin –farmer Died from “cerebral hemorrhage” Buried at Union Cemetery, Town of Schleswig ******** Rites Held Sunday For A. A. Salzman Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon for A. A. Salzman, 64, from the Zion Lutheran church, with the Rev. W. J. Hartwig in charge. Burial was made in the Union cemetry. Mr. Salzman died at his home in Louis Corners Wednesday night. His death was attributed to a heart stroke. Mr. Salzman was born August 18, 1891, in Schleswig, son of the late Edward and Anna Pickruhn Salzman. He was educated in the district school and for two years pursued agriculture short courses at the University of Wisconsin. He married Hattie Winkel at Louis Corners April 8, 1915, and operated a farm in that area. In addition, for the past 20 years he directed a tree spraying operation. Mr. Salzman was a member of the Schleswig Farm Bureau and also served as its president. He was a former member of District No. 7 School Board. Surviving him are his wife; a son, Gordon; two sisters, Clara Salzman of Whittier, California, and Mrs. Alma Smith of Downey, California; a brother, Elmer of Minneapolis, and three grandchildren. A sister preceded him in death. Pallbearers were Arvin Klemme, LaVerne Maurer, Erwin Rabe, Paul Schroeder, Harvey Theel and Arvin Winkel. (Note: His picture is in the glass negative photos)


HATTIE SALZMAN Hattie Salzman, 87, a former Town of Schleswig resident, died early today at Willowdale Nursing Home in New Holstein, where she had lived for the past four years. The former Hattie Winkel was born September 3, 1893, in Sheboygan, daughter of Frederick and Emilie Feldt Winkel. She attended school at Rockville. On April 8, 1915, she married Alvin Salzman at the Louis Corners Zion Lutheran Church. The couple farmed in the Town of Schleswig until 1956, when Mr. Salzman died. Mrs. Salzman lived in Kiel until four years ago. She was a lifelong member of the Zion Lutheran Church and for many years sang in the choir. She also belonged to the Ladies Aid Society. Surviving are a son, Gordon of Louis Corners, four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Walter Klemme and Mrs. Raymond Beckmann, both of Kiel. Two brothers and a sister preceded her in death. The funeral was Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home in Kiel, the Reverend Adalbert Schultz, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, officiated. burial was in Union Cemetery in the Town of Schleswig. (8-20-1981 handwritten on the obituary-no newspaper named) ******* (03 Sep 1893/Aug 1981/SSDI)


ANNA SALZMANN Mrs. Salzman Laid to Rest Mrs. Edward Salzman, aged 79, nee Anna Pickruhn, passed away at the farm home of her son, Alvin at Louis Corners last Friday noon, after a lingering illness. The deceased was born March 15, 1862 in the town of Schleswig, and on July 11, 1886 was married to Edward Salzman, also of the town of Schleswig. They observed their golden wedding anniversary in 1936. Survivors are two daughters, Miss Clara and Mrs. 0. V. (Alma) Smith, both of Cali1ornia; two sons, Alvin of Louis Corners, and Elmer of Annapolis, Maryland; eight grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Henry Widder of Sheboygan, Mrs. Minnie Knuth of Milwaukee, Mrs. Alfred Voland of Louis Corners and Mrs. Henry Schilling of New Holstein; two brothers, Carl of Greenwood and Theodore of Elkhart Lake. Her husband and one daughter, Lydia preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home, and at 2 p. m. services were conducted in the St. Peter Evangelical and Reformed church, with the Rev. E. L. Worthman officiating. A ladies’ chorus sang appropriate anthems. Burial was made in the Union cemetery in the town of Schleswig.


EDWARD SALZMANN Resident of Louis Corners Dies at His Home Monday Edward Salzman(sic), 76, died at 3:30 o’clock Monday morning at his home in Louis Corners after a two-years’ illness. He lived his entire life in and near Louis Corners. The deceased was born on the homestead near Louis Corners on April 15, 1861, and the farm is now owned by his son Alvin. He was united in marriage to Miss Anna Pickruhn on July 11, 1885. The couple moved to Schleswig for a time, and then located at Louis Corners. Twenty-three years ago they sold the farm to their son Alvin and the couple moved to their present home. Five children were born to the couple, four of whom survive with the widow. They are Mrs. O. V. Smith of Downey, California, Miss Clara Salzman at home, Alvin on the homestead farm, and Captain Elmer H. Salzman of Long Beach, California. One daughter, Mrs. Julius Krueger of this city, passed away 25 years ago. Also suriving are seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, a brother, Austin of Richfield, Wash., and a sister, Mrs. Henrietta Breitkreutz of Wausau. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m., at the C. J. Meiselwitz Funeral Home, with the Rev. E. H. Delware of the First Presbyterian church officiating. Burial will be made in the Union cemetery near Louis Corners. - June 17, 1937


GEORGE H. SCHEEL George H. Scheel, 78, a former St. Nazianz resident, died Monday afternoon, March 17, at Manitowoc County Health Care Facility, where he had resided the past eight months. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church, Louis Corners. The Rev. Adalbert Schultz, pastor, will officiate and burial will be in Union Cemetery, Town of Schleswig. Mr. Scheel was born April 30, 1901, in the Town of Stockbridge, son of the late Henry and Mary Paul Scheel. He attended a district school and married Hildegard Schmeisser (sic) of School Hill July 19, 1923, in the Town of Schleswig. After marriage they farmed in Calumet County and also lived at School Hill before moving to St. Nazianz where they had resided the past 40 years. Mr. Scheel was employed with Manitowoc County Highway Department for for (sic) more than 30 years, retiring in 1965. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Louis Corners. Surviving is his wife, Hildegard. A brother preceded him in death. Friends may call at Meiselwitz Funeral Home, Kiel, after 4 p.m. Wednesday and at the church from 9 a.m. Thursday until the time of service. Herald Times Reporter, March 18, 1980 P.3 ******* (b. 30 Apr. 1901/d. Mar. 1980/SSDI) (George Henry (April 30, 1901-March 17, 1980 husband of Hildegarde nee Schemeisser -son of Henry Scheel and Mary Paul laborer for the Manitowoc County Highway Department -residents 204 E. Main died from "congestive heart failure -LVH and arteriosclerotic heart disease"/ from researcher of St. Gregory church records/see contributors page)


GERALD SCHELK Gerald Schelk, 11 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schelk, died Wednesday evening at his parents home near St. Nazianz. The child was born April 6, 1943. His mother is the former Helen Koeser. Survivors are three brothers (private), and one sister (private), all at home, the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schlek of Crivitz, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Koeser, Plymouth, route 1. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Meiselwitz funeral home in charge of the Rev. Harold O. Grunwald, pastor of the Zion Lutheran church at Louis Corners. Interment will be in the Louis Corners cemetery. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. March 23, 1944 P. 2 ******** Funeral services for Gerald Schelk, 11 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schelk of St. Nazianz were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home at Kiel. Services were in charge of the Rev. Harold O. Grunwald, pastor of the Zion Lutheran church of Louis Corners. Burial was made in the Koeser lot in Union cemetery near Louis Corners, beside his brother and sister who preceded him in death. Among those attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schelk and children, (private) of St. Nazianz; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Koeser and Arnold Koeser of R. 1 Plymouth; Miss Alma Koeser and Edward Ardell of Plymouth; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schultz and son Henry of Sheboygan Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Koeser of Howards Grove; Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Schrieber and son, Myron of R. 3 Manitowoc and Mrs. Norbert Waack of Manitowoc. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. March 28, 1944 P. 2


META MAURER SCHILD Mrs. Meta Schild, 93, a resident of Calumet Homestead, New Holstein, died there early today. The former Meta Nest, she was born April 12, 1886, in Stambaugh, Mich., a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl N. Nest. At the age of 5, she and her family moved to Stratford, Wis., where she was educated. On April 3, 1913, she and Herman Maurer of the Town of Schleswig (Manitowoc County) were married. They operated the Maurer family homestead for more than 40 years. In 1953 they moved to Kiel. Mr. Maurer died July 21, 1956. On May 21, 1959, she and the Rev. Peter Schild were married. The couple lived in Fremont and later in Kiel before moving to New Holstein. He died Feb. 19, 1978. She was a member of St. John United Church of Christ, New Holstein, the Royal Neighbor Lodge, the New Holstein Senior Citizens and the Frauen Verein of St. Peter UCC, Kiel. Surviving are a son, LaVerne Maurer of rural Kiel; two granddaughters; seven great-grandchildren; four stepsons; three stepdaughters; 27 stepgrandchildren; 31 stepgreat- grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Anna Maurer of Edgar. She was preceded in death by two sisters. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at St. Peter UCC, Kiel, with the Rev. Albert Born, pastor of St. John UCC, New Holstein, officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in the Town of Schleswig.


NELLIE A. SCHILLING Mrs. Nellie Schilling, 80, of 2333 Van Buren Street, New Holstein, died Thursday at Chilton Village Nursing Home where she had been a patient for two months. She was born in the Town of Schleswig, January 13, 1900, a daughter of the late Gustav and Alice Grant Grabs. She attended schools at Louis Corners and was a housewife all her adult life. She was married to Walter Schilling June 16, 1920 in the Town of Schleswig. He died February 2, 1975. She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, New Holstein and the American Legion Auxiliary. She also was a volunteer for the Red Cross Blood Bank for many years. Survivors include one son, Clifford, New Holstein; one daughter, Mrs. Robert Kelm, New Holstein; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; one brother, Herbert Grabs of Arcadia, California; and one sister, Mrs. Lucy Wescott of Houston, Texas. Funeral services were held at the Erbe-Evjen Funeral Home, New Holstein, with the Rev. Albert Borns, pastor of St. John’s United Church of Christ officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery at Louis Corners. Kiel Tri-County Record – October 31, 1980 ******* (13 Jan 1900/Oct 1980/SSDI)


WALTER R. SCHILLING Walter R. Schilling, 80, of 2207 Van Buren St., New Holstein, died Sunday night at Calumet Memorial Hospital, Chilton, where he had been a patient since Jan. 23. A resident of New Holstein the past 27 years, he was born in Chicago on May 2, 1894 a son of the late Henry and Sophia Pickruhn Schilling. The family moved to the Town of Schleswig, Manitowoc County, when Mr. Schilling was six years old. He attended rural New Holstein schools. On June 16, 1920 he married the former Nellie Grabs in the Town of Schleswig. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1970. Mr. Schilling, who was employed as a bricklayer, served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, 54th Field Artillary, during world War I. He was a member of St. John United Church of Christ, New Holstein, and the World War I Barracks of Chilton. Survivors are his widow; a son, a daughter, five grandchildren; a brother, Carl Schilling of Grafton, a sister, Mrs. Elmer Spettel of Sheboygan. Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Erbe-Evjen Funeral Home, New Holstein, with the Rev. Albert K. Borns, pastor of St. John UCC, officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Louis Corners Town of Schleswig. - 1975


OTILIA SCHMEISSER Death claimed Mrs. Otto Schmeisser, nee Wolters, at her home in School Hill at one o’clock Monday morning, after an illness of three weeks with cancer of the stomach. The deceased was born on a farm in the town of Meeme 58 years ago, and on November 4, 1894, was married to Mr. Schmeisser. The couple have lived on a farm near School Hill for about nine years. Besides her husband she leaves two sons, Herbert of Sheboygan, and Oliver at home; three daughters, Mrs. Geo. Scheel at home, Mrs. Arnold Kroening of Meeme and Miss Myra Schmeisser of Manitowoc; one sister, Mrs. John Schlicht of Sheboygan; three brother, John Wolters of Meeme, Max of Mosel and Fred of Sheboygan Falls; and four grandchildren. The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, in charge of Rev. O. Saewert. Burial was made in the Union cemetery at Louis Corners. Tri-County Record, June 16, 1927


OTTO SCHMEISSER Otto Schmeisser is Called to Rest Saturday Morning Kiel, Wis. - Otto Schmeisser, 72, of School Hill, passed away Saturday at 10:45 p.m. at the Holy Family hospital at Manitowoc where he had been confined since last Tuesday. He had been in ill health for the past two years. Mr. Schmeisser was born Sept. 6, 1870, in Germany, and came to this country in 1885, direct to Cleveland, Wis., where he worked on various farms. He was married to Miss Athela Walthers of the town of Meeme on Nov. 4, 1894, and they settled on a farm near School Hill. During his life he was employed at the sawmill at School Hill, operated a tavern at Centerville, and was bridge contractor for Manitowoc county. He later purchased a farm in Town Schleswig. For the past three years he lived with a daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Kroening at School Hill, and the past four weeks with another daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kalk, at Manitowoc. His wife died in June, 1927, and two sons, Arnold and Raymond, also preceded him in death. Survivors are five children, Mrs. George (Hildegarde) Scheel of St. Nazianz, Mrs. Arnold (Mildred) Kroening of School Hill, Mrs. Carl (Almira) Kalk of Manitowoc, Herbert of Osman, and Oliver of Oshkosh; seven grandchildren; three brothers and two sisters Oscar, Arno, Alvin, Martha and Olga, all in Germany. Since coming to this country Mr. Schmeisser made five trips to Germany, the last trip being five years ago. He was a member of the Men's Germania society of Centerville. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Kroening of School Hill, the Rev. August H. Hammann of the Bethlehem Reformed church of Town Schleswig officiating. Burial will be made in Union cemetery near Louis Corners. Friends may call at the Kroening home beginning this evening. The Sheboygan Press - Monday, May 3, 1943 - P. 2


JOSEPHINE SCHMIDT Mrs. Herman Schmidt, aged 63, daughter of the late Leonard and Margaret Landua, passed away at 11 o’clock on Monday night from a paralytic stroke on the homestead farm six miles northeast of this city. Mrs. Schmidt was born May 6th, 1869, and on January 3rd, 1905 was united in marriage to Herman Schmidt of Louis Corners. The couple settled on the Landua homestead where she passed away. Four children were born of this union, who survive, besides the husband: Herman, Jr. and a daughter Helen, both at home, and two children died in infancy. Two sisters, Mrs. Katherine Echkelmann of School Hill and Mrs. Margaret Jomen of Manitowoc, and a brother, Henry Landua of Louis Corners also survive. Funeral services were held on Thursday at 1:30 from the home with interment at the Union cemetery near Louis Corners. The Rev. Otto Saewert of Elkhart Lake officiated. Tri-County Record, March 30, 1933


MARTHA SCHMITT Martha Schmitt, 67, a former Town of Rhine resident, died early Tuesday at Rocky Knoll Hea1th Care Facility, where she had resided the past month. She was born November 28, 1905 in the Town of Rhine, a daughter of the late Philip and Gustina Limberg Schmitt. She attended Harrison School in the district. Survivors are four brothers, Peter, Phillip, and Alfred of rural Kiel, and Martin of Fond du Lac, and two grandsons. A son, Sergeant Frederick Schmitt, preceded her in death in February 1969. He lost his life in the Vietnam War. Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, at 1:30 p.m. at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home, Kiel. The Reverend John F. Baumann, pastor of St. Peter United Church of Christ, Kiel, will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Town of Schleswig. - 1973


PETER SCHMITT Peter Schmitt, 79, a Town Rhine native, died this morning at Willowdale Nursing Home in New Holstein. Prior to entering the home, he resided in the Town of Rhine and then in the Town of Schleswig at Cedar Lake. He was born on Aug. 21, 1894, in the Town of Rhine, son of the late Phillip and Justina Linberg Schmitt, and was educated in township schools. Mr. Schmitt was a veteran of World War I and was the recipient of the Victory Medal. He was a carpenter by trade. Surviving are three brothers, Alfred of Kiel, Phillip of rural Kiel, and Martin of New Holstein. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Melselwitz Funeral Home in Kiel, with the Rev. John F. Baumann, pastor of St. Peter United Church of Christ, Kiel, officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in the Town of Schleswig. - June, 1974


FERDINAND P. SCHNEIDER Ferdinand P. Schneider, 63, of 814 3rd St., Kiel, died suddenly at his home at 4:30 this morning. He was born on March 9, 1893, in the town of Schleswig (Manitowoc County), the son of the late John and Catherine (Mueller) Schneider. On Dec. 11, 1917, he was married to Celia Spettel and the couple has resided in Kiel ever since. He was employed by the J. B. Laun Co. for the last 32 years. He was treasurer of Union Cemetery, in the town of Schleswig, for the last 12 years. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at St. Peter Evangelical Reformed Church in Kiel. The Rev. E. L. Worthman, pastor, will be in charge of services and burial will be in Union Cemetery. Friends may call at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home in Kiel from 1 o'clock Monday until 11 o'clock Tuesday morning, and then at the church until time of services. Survivors include: the widow; two sons, Elmer and Roland, both of Sheboygan; four grandchildren; three brothers, Edwin and John of Sheboygan, and Oscar of the town of Rhine; two sisters, Mrs. Al Hues of Sheboygan and Mrs. Fritz Rupnow of Randolph. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. The Sheboygan Press - Saturday, May 19, 1956 ********** Funeral services for Ferdinand P. Schneider, 63, who died Saturday at his home, 814 3rd St., Kiel, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Peter Evangelical and Reformed Church in Kiel. The Rev. E. L. Worthman, pastor, officiated. Burial was made on the family lot in Union Cemetery in the town of Schleswig. During the services, a ladies' quartet composed of Mrs. Clarence Dessloch, Mrs. Edwin Henschel, Mrs. Ralph Lau and Miss Bernice Mathes, sang "Have Thine Own Lord", "Rock of Ages" and "Abide With Me". Mrs. Howard Vorpahl was the organist. Pallbearers were Edward Boettcher, Jack Casper, Hilbert Mueller, Gilbert Schneider, Melvin Thielke and Jack Voigt. The Sheboygan Press - Thursday, May 24, 1956 - P. 20


ADOLPH SCHROEDER Manitowoc Pilot, Vol. XXXV No. 22, March 1, 1894, Page 3 Column 3 Mention was made last week of the death of Adolph Schroeder, of Schleswig, and the belief that it was occasioned by foul means, and that the district attorney had visited that section to make investigations. Mrs. Schroeder would not consent to having the body exhumed, but the two sons, young men, notified him that they would see that it was done and C.R. Zorn, a justice of the peace at Louis Corners issued a precept for a coroner's jury to meet at his office on Monday morning. In company with Dr. Luhman, who was to take preliminary steps in the autopsy, District Attorney Chloupek went out to Schleswig on Monday morning. When they arrived at Louis Corners where the post mortem was to be held, fully 300 people, men and women were presennt, so great was the interest in the case. Before the arrival of the officers the grave had been excavated to within a few inches of the coffin, and while the officers were present the body was wholly exhumed. It was taken to the justice's office and the stomach was taken out by Dr. Luhman. The stomach lay on a table near around which the jury sat, while the saloon was crowded. The widow who is suspected of the crime, was present, outwardly cool but to a close observer, excited. The hall where the corpse lay was crowded but quiet; the bar room was crowded and noisy while the development of facts connected with a tragedy was in progress. Schroeder lived in a community the members of which are but little known in Manitowoc. They are an unobtrusive people, intent only upon earning a competency and wholly indifferent to outside matters. Steinthal is a place of difficult access. It lies among the most rugged of the Kettle Range hills. A little less than a mile south of the post office known as Steinthal is where Schroeder lived and where he died under circumstances which led to inquiry. The stomach and liver were sent to Prof. Haines of Chicago for examination. The body when disinterred, was found to be in a remarkable state of preservation. The stomach and liver were as fresh as if death was of recent occurrence. This is indicative of poison. Mrs. Schroeder had in her possession two letters which she claims had been written by her husband in which he states that he poisoned himself because he felt he had not treated his family properly. One is written with a lead pencil and the other with ink. It is said the hand writing of the two letters is not similar and appears to be that of a young person. A request that the letters be not opened until four weeks after his death is indorsed [sic] on one of the envelopes. It is learned that Mrs. Schroeder attempted to purchase poison in Kiel. She informed the druggist that she wished to poison a dog and wanted something which would work slowly. She refused to sign the register, a proceeding which is required when poison is purchased, and left without it. It seems that she was jealous of her husband and that for the past few years they did not live together happily. The inquest was in progress Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. After a long and severe cross examination the district attorney drew out a confession from the woman. She admits having adminstered poison to her husband but claims that he took two doses himself, and that upon his request she gave him the third dose. The jury brought in a verdict in accordance with the confession, and a warrant was issued for her arrest. She was brought to Manitowoc Wednesday and is now in jail. ************ Manitowoc Pilot, Vol. XXXV No. 23, March 8, 1894, Page 3 Column 3 Mrs. Schroeder was brought to the city on Wednesday of last week by Deputy Sheriff Mueller of Kiel and lodged in jail as a result of the inquest held before Justice Zorn at Louis Corners. She will be tried for the murder of her husband who died on the 19th of January under circumstances which led to suspicion. Mrs. Schroeder persists in the statement that the third dose of poison which proved fatal was administered to her husband at his own request, and that he had previously taken two doses himself. She admits having dictated the letter written by a neighbor's wife which purports to have been written by Schroeder, but says it was by his advice and that he wished by this means to exonerate her with the children, [sic] At times she apostrophizes her dead husband with passionate earnestness and wishes he could state the facts as they were. The outlook is gloomy for her. She is deserted by all her friends, even her children do not show natural sympathy. She has secured no bail and the children make no effort for her in this direction. She has three children, -- two sons anad a daughter, all of whom are married. She is 53 years old and has lived with her husband in northern Schleswig about 20 years. She has the appearance of a woman worn out by manual labor and no doubt had to do a large share of the farm work in addition to her domestic duties, as she claims. Her husband, she says, has been running behind for some years and they were getting in debt. He did not wish to live longer and pleaded for the last dose of poison saying that he could not recover from the effects of the first. She plead guilty at the inquest, though insisting that the poison was administered at Schroeder's request. This, of course, makes an examination unnecessary and the case will go directly to trial in the circuit court. The scenes at the inquest were of a highly dramatic nature, -- a crowd of nearly 500 being in constant attendance. The woman was six hours on the stand and finally made a clean breast of the whole affair in private to the district attorney. (both articles contributed by Lisa)


GEORGE SEIFERT George Seifert Dies Tuesday Evening George Seifert, age 67, died at Memorial hospital in Sheboygan late Tuesday evening after suffering a heart attack earlier in the day at his home. He resided in the Town of Meeme and was a retired farmer. Mr. Seifert was born February 15, 1893 in Milwaukee, the son of Casper and Theresa Seifert. He moved to Sheboygan with his parents when a young boy. July 31, 1915 he married Ida Rades, Town of Meeme and the couple resided on the Rades homestead farm. Mrs. Seifert died in 1957. He was a member of the Bethel United Church of Christ in Town Herman. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Edgar Rotsted, Sheboygan Falls, Mrs. Fred Hemb, Jr., School Hill, four sons, Raymond of Sheboygan, Lester of St. Nazianz, Willard of New Holstein and Melvin of Meeme; 21 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two brothers, John and Frank, Sheboygan; two sisters, Mrs. Arthur Ourada, and Mrs. Arthur Handrow, Sheboygan. Funeral servies will be held Saturday at 1:30 at the Bethel United Church of Christ, Town Herman with Rev. Carl Freid officiating. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery. Friends may call at the Meiselwitz funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday until 11 a.m. Saturday. ************ George Seifert, 67, retired Town of Meeme farmer, died Tuesday evening at Memorial Hospital, Sheboygan, after a heart attack earlier in the day. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Bethel United Church of Christ in the Town of Herman, the Rev. Carl Fried officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Louis Corners. Mr. Seifert was born Feb. 15, 1893, at Milwaukee, son of the late Casper and Theresa Seifert. When he was a boy, his parents moved to Sheboygan where he attended a parochial school. He married Ida Rades July 31, 1915, in the Town of Meeme and they operated the Rades homestead farm there. His wife preceded him in death in February, 1957. Also preceding him in death were a sister, a brother and a grandchild. Survivors include four sons, Raymond of Sheboygan, Willard of New Holstein, Lester of St. Nazianz and Melvin of the Town of Meeme; two daughter, Mrs. Edgar Rotsted of Sheboygan Falls and Mrs. Frederick Hemb Jr. of School Hill; two brothers, John and Frank of Sheboygan; two sisters, Mrs. Arthur Ouradu and Mrs. Arthur Handrow of Sheboygan; 21 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Friends may call at Meiselwitz Funeral Home, Kiel, after 2 p.m. Friday until 11 a.m. Saturday and at the church from noon until time of service. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. November 30, 1960 P. 9


LESTER HARRY SEIFERT Lester H. Seifert, 55, of R.R.1, Sheboygan Falls, formerly of Kiel, died Wednesday afternoon, January 24, 1990 at St. Michaels Hospital, Milwaukee. He was born on February 27, 1934 in the Town of Meeme, son of the late George and Ida Rades Seifert. He graduated from Kiel High School in 1951 and also attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison. On May 31, 1952, he married Bonney Thomas. He owned and operated the former Seifert Manufacturing Company, in Kiel, for many years. He currently was self-employed with Seifert Business Associates. Bonney died July 23, 1989. Survivors include his children, their spouses and his grandchildren, two brothers, Willard (Betty) Seifert, New Holstein; Melvin (Violet) Seifert, R.R. Kiel; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Rotsted, R.R. Sheboygan Falls and Mrs. Roma Hemb, School Hill. (Survivors edited for privacy) He was preceded in death by one brother, Ray. He was a self-made man with a dream and determination to make it happen. He lived a full life. All things come to an end...journey in peace with the love of your sons and daughters. (No newspaper named, no date)


CLARA SPETTEL Mrs. Jacob Spettel, 85, of R. 1, Kiel, a resident of the Town of Eaton, died Friday afternoon at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient the past week. The former Clara Strassmann, she was born Feb. 26, 1878, in the Town of Schleswig, a daughter of the late Michael and Louisa Strassmann. She was married to Mr. Spettel of the Town of Schleswig on June 10, 1896. The couple spent most of their married life in the Town of Eaton and observed their 65th wedding anniversary in June, 1961. Survivors are her husband; eight daughters, Mrs. Estella Ibe of Chilton, Mrs. Walter (Elsie) Voigt, Mrs. Cecelia Schneider, Mrs. Verna Anhalt, Miss Claire Spettel, and Mrs. William (Len Doris) Buccholz Jr., all of Kiel, Mrs. Lulu Mueller of Sheboygan, Mrs. George (Viola) Vogel of New Holstein; _9 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren, and one brother, Benjamin Strassmann of rural Kiel. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Meiselwitz Funeral Home in Kiel. The Rev. Charles A. Koch, pastor of St. John's United Church of Christ in New Holstein will officiate in the absence of the Rev. Vernon E. Jaberg, pastor of St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Kiel. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in the Town of Schleswig. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday. The Sheboygan Press - April 20, 1963 - P. 17


JACOB SPETTEL Jacob Spettel, 93, a retired R. 1, Kiel, farmer, died unexpectedly early this morning at the Anna M. Reiss Home. He was born Nov. 1, 1871, in the Town of Meeme, a son of the late Jacob and Elizabeth Spettel. He attended the district school and on June 10, 1896, was married to the former Clara Strassmann in the Town Schleswig. The couple farmed most of their lives in the Town of Eaton, Manitowoc County. She died in 1963. Surviving are eight daughters, Mrs. Estella Ibe, Chilton, Mrs. Walter Voigt, Mrs. Cecelia Schneider, Mrs. Verna Anhalt, and Mrs. William Buchholz Jr., all of Kiel, Miss Claire Spettel, Milwaukee, Mrs. Lulu Mueller, Sheboygan, Mrs. George Vogel, New Holstein; nine grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home, Kiel, with the Rev. Vernon E. Jaberg, pastor of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Kiel, officiating. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery, Town of Schleswig. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday. The Sheboygan Press - April 19, 1965 - P. 14


SELMA FRIEDA STOECKIGT Mrs. Stoeckigt Of School Hill Passes Away Wednesday Mrs. Walter Stoeckigt, aged 17, passed away at 9:55 o'clock on Wednesday morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Karsteadt, eight miles northeast of Kiel, in School Hill. The deceased gave birth to twins about a week ago, a son and a daughter. The daughter died last Friday. Mrs. Stoeckigt, who was before her marriage, Miss Selma Frieda Karsteadt, was born on a farm in the town of Schleswig on November 25, 1915, and later attended the district school near School Hill. She was married to Walter Stoeckigt of near School Hill and the couple located on a farm one and one half miles east of School Hill. She is survived by her husband, her infant son, Eugene, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Karsteadt, six sisters, Mrs. Leslie Henschel of School Hill, Mrs. Arno Rambadt of the town of Liberty, and Esther, Alma, Norma, and Loraine Karsteadt at home, and one brother, Valentine, also at home. The remains were removed to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Karsteadt in School Hill this afternoon. Funeral services will be held there on Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock and at 1:30 p.m. services will be held at the Bethlehem Reformed church in the town of Schleswig. The Rev. August H. Hammann will officiate and burial will be made in the Union Cemetery near Louis Corners. The Sheboygan Press - Thursday, March 2, 1933 - P. 2


AUGUST STRADE August Strade Passes Away After a year of illness, August Strade, 73, passed away at his home near Millhome Monday at 4:45 a.m. Death was attributed to the infirmities of old age. The deceased was born Nov. 2, 1858, in the town of Schleswig. He was united in marriage on Oct. 26, 1884 to Miss Wilhelmina Drake, the couple locating on a farm near Louis Corners. Here they remained until 1919, when they sold the place to their son Herman, who still conducts the farm, and moved to Millhome, where they have since resided. He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Mrs. George (Ida) Leonard of Rockville; two sons, Herman on the homestead at Louis Corners and Otto of Kiel; two brothers, Henry of Hilbert and Theodore; and three sisters, Mrs. John Pfister and Mrs. Ernst Willsing of Sheboygan and Mrs. Frederick Uplagger of Plymouth. Seven grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home, the Rev. A. George Schmid of New Holstein performing the last rites. Burial was in the Union cemetery.


HERMAN STRADE Funeral services were held Tuesday for Herman Strade, 82, a resident of the Sheboygan Retirement Home, who died Saturday at his former home in the Town of Schleswig. The Rev. Adalbert Schultz, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, Louis Corners, officiated at the 1:30 p.m. service at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home, Kiel. Burial was in the Union Cemetery, Town of Schleswig. Born on September 1, 1888, Mr. Strade was a son of the late August and Wilhelmina Drake Strade. He married the former Irma Willey of Markesan on August 9, 1931. The couple located on a farm in the Town of Schleswig. A veteran of World War I, Mr. Strade was employed as a carpenter by Green Bay construction firm until his retirement. Mrs. Strade died in December, 1970. Survivors include a brother, Otto, of Route 2, Kiel, and nieces and nephews. August 14, 1971


IRMA STRADE Mrs. Herman Strade, 73, of R. 1, Kiel, died Tuesday evening at St. Nicholas Hospital where she had been a patient three weeks. The former Irma Willey was born on April 22, 1897, in Markesan, Wis., a daughter of the late John and Henrietta Willey. She attended schools in Markesan. On Aug. 9, 1931, she married Herman Strade of the Town of Schleswig where the couple resided. (Survivors omitted for privacy) Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Meiselwitz Funeral Home in Kiel with the Rev. Adalbert Schultz, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, Louis Corners, officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery. - 1970


MARCELLA STRADE Funeral services for Marcella Strade, age 57, a town of Schleswig native who died on Friday, October 5 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, were held Monday at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home, Kiel. Reverend John F. Baumann, pastor of St. Peter united church of Christ officiated. Burial was in Union Cemetery, Town of Schleswig. A daughter of Otto and the late Wilma Schultz Strade was born on January 26, 1922. She resided at Northern Colony in Chippewa Falls since 1928. She is survived by her father, Route 2, Kiel. Besides her mother, she is also preceded in death by one sister. Kiel Tri-County Record – October 11, 1979 ******* (26 Jan 1922/Oct 1979/SSDI)


OTTO E. STRADE Otto E. Strade, 86, of Lax Chapel Road, Kiel, died Tuesday at St. Nicholas Hospital, where he had been a patient for four days. He was born Jan. 31, 1895, in the Town of Schleswig, a son of August and Wilhelmina Drake Strade. He married Wilma Schultz June 21, 1919, in the Town of Schleswig. He farmed the Strade Homestead farm in the Town of Schleswig and also was employed at A. A. Laun Furniture Co., Kiel, until he retired in 1960. Mrs. Strade died in 1970. Mr. Strade was a member of St. Peter United Church of Christ, Kiel. He is survived by nieces and nephews, and was preceded in death by two daughters. Funeral services will be held Friday at Meiselwitz Funeral Home, Kiel. The Rev. John Baumann, pastor of St. Peter United Church of Christ will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Town of Schleswig. No newspaper named, May 1981 ******* (31 Jan 1895/May 1981/SSDI)


WILHELMINA STRADE Mrs. Wilhelmina Strade, aged 78, a resident of Manitowoc county for more than 75 years, passed away at 1:15 a.m. Monday morning at her home in Millhome. The deceased was born in Germany on August 30, 1862, the daughter of William and Friedericka Drake. In 1863 she came to the town of Schleswig and has made her home there since. October 16, 1884 she was united in marriage with August Strade, who passed away in 1932, and a daughter, Mrs. George Leonard, also preceded her in death in 1934. Survivors are two sons, Herman and Otto of the town of Schleswig; one brother, Herman, town of Schleswig; two sisters, Mrs. Augusta Strade of Curtiss and Mrs. Amelia Lieble of here; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted this Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home, and at 2 o’clock in the St. Peter Evangelical and Reformed church, with the Rev. E. OL. Worthman officiating. Burial was made in the Union cemetery in the town of Schleswig. No newspaper named, 1941


WILMA STRADE Mrs. Otto E. Strade, 71, of R. 1, Kiel, died at her home Sunday of an apparent heart attack. The former Wilma Ann Schultz was born Oct. 25, 1899 in Kiel to the late Emil and Alvenia Koeppen Schultz. She attended Kiel Public schools, and was married to Mr. Strade on June 21, 1919 in the Town of Schleswig. Mrs. Strade was a member of St. Peter United Church of Christ, Kiel, and of the Royal Neighbor Lodge, Kiel. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Marcella Strade of Chippewa Falls; two sisters, Mrs. Louis Hardmann of Albuquerque, N.M., and Mrs. Reinhold Horst, R. 2, Kiel, and two brothers, Oscar of Glenbeulah and Richard of Sheboygan. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Peter Church, the Rev. John S. Baumann, officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Town of Schleswig. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home, Kiel, and at the church from noon Wednesday until time of services. - December 1970 ******** (25 Oct 1899/Dec 1970/SSDI)


JOHN F. STRASSMAN From Der Nord Westen, 15 Oct. 1896: (From the correspondent in Kiel, 13 Oct.) Michael Strassmann, one of the oldest settlers of Town Schleswig, is mourning the loss of an 18 yr. old son. ******** John Strassmann (co. death index v.5 p.13) Single March 27, 1879-Oct. 12, 1896 Son of Michael Strassmann and Louisa [Zorn] Laborer –born in Town of Schleswig Died from “heart failure following diphtheria” Buried at Louis Corners Cemetery, Town of Schleswig ******** (NOTE: Should be Union cemetery, Town of Schleswig)


LENA STRASSMAN Brillion friends of the Weiss family were shocked to learn of the suicide of Mrs. Frank Strassmann (sic) of the town of New Holstein last Monday. The deceased was formerly Miss Lena Weiss, a Brillion girl, who was well and highly esteemed here. She was married at St. Nazianz and about a year ago the family removed to a farm about a mile west of New Holstein. Family troubles are said to have been the cause of her rash act, which was committed Monday while her husband was away from home. She drank carbolic acid. Besides the husband, she is survived by six children. The funeral was held Thursday at New Holstein. Brillion News – January 20, 1922


MICHAEL STRASSMAN M. STRASSMAN DIES ON SUNDAY Death Comes at Home of Daughter In Russel Michael Frederick Strassman, aged 83, died Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jacob Spettel in the town of Russell. Death was due to the infirmities of old age, and an attack of pneumonia. The deceased was born Oct. 25, 1847, in Zulgraw, Prussia. At the age of seven years, he came to this country with his parents who lived for a short time in New York, and then moved to this state, settling in Cedar Creek. Here he grew to manhood. He was married Nov. 14, 1870, to Miss Antonie Johanna Zorn, sister of his deceased wife. For a time they lived on a farm north of Rockville. They moved to Sturgeon Bay 31 years ago where they lived for 25 years. For the past six years, they made their home in the town of Eaton, and for the past four months he and his wife made their home with their daughter in Russell. Besides his wife, he is survived by the following children: Mrs. Ferdinand (Emma) Lechler of near here, Mrs. Julius Arbter of Sturgeon Bay; William Strassman of Pigeon Lake; Mrs. Jacob (Clara) Spittell, Russell; and Ben. Strassman, of Sturgeon Bay. One daughter, Mrs. Gustave (Lucy) Karstaedt, died about ten years ago, and a son, John Strassman passed away 34 years ago. No brothers or sisters survive. There are 35 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. Funeral services were to be held this Wednesday afternoon, from the Spettel home in Russell, at 1 p.m. and with burial in the Union cemetery at Louis Corners, the Rev. August Hammond officiating. ********* Michael Strassmann and his wife Louisa Zorn. Louisa was Michael's second wife. He was first married to Antonia Zorn, elder sister to Louisa Zorn. Michael and Antonia were married Nov. 14, 1870 at Howards Grove in Sheboygan County. Antonia Zorn Strassmann then died on Jan. 21, 1873 and is buried at the cemetery at Louis Corners. Her birth date is Oct. 20, 1851, born at Schoenow, Prussia of Johann Philipp Zorn (1808-1883) and Maria Elizabeth Mueller (1812-1895). The dates for Michael Strassmann are Oct. 25, 1847 (born in Prenslau, Germany, also known as Zulgov, Prussia) - Dec. 12, 1930. The dates for Louisa Zorn Strassmann are 1854-1935. Submitted by Bob Domagalski


WILLIAM J. STRASSMAN William J. Strassman, 76, former resident of the town of Schleswig, passed away Sunday morning at Shady Lane, Manitowoc, where he had made his home for the past year and one-half. He was born May 15, 1876, in the town of Schleswig, the son of the late Michael and Louise Zorn Strassmann. On Nov. 1, 1902, he was married to Miss Leona Weiss of Brillion and the couple made their home in the vicinity of Kiel most of their life. She passed away in January, 1922. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Harry (Lucille) Hoppe of New Holstein and Mrs. Harvey (Jennie) Rabe of the town of Eaton; five sons, Harry, town of Cato, Clarence, Millhome, Elmer of New Holstein Howard of Chilton, and Kenneth of Sheboygan; 10 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Jacob Spettel and one brother, Ken, both of the town of Eaton. His wife, parents, three sisters and one brother preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home, Kiel. The Rev. Roland Kley, pastor of St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Church of New Holstein, will officiate and burial will be made in the Union Cemetery. The body will lie in state until the hour of services. The Sheboygan Press - Monday, December 29, 1952 - P. 12


LOUISA STRASSMANN Louise Strassmann nee Zorn (co. death index v.30 p.31) Widow of Mike Strassmann Dec. 10, 1854-Dec. 18, 1935 Daughter of John Zorn and Sophia Mueller (both born in Germany) Born in Town of Schleswig Died from “myocarditis –arteriosclerosis” Buried at Union Cemetery, Town of Eaton ******* (Note: Should be Union cemetery, Town of Schleswig)


ANNA THEEL From Calumet county death records: Anna Theel nee Voss (v.12 p.428) Feb. 9, 1867-Sept. 9, 1949 Daughter of Carl Voss and Friedericka Hersberg (both born Germany) Born Wisconsin Died from “chronic endocarditis –arteriosclerosis” Buried at Union Cemetery, Town of Schleswig ******** MRS. WILLIAM THEEL RITES HELD MONDAY Funeral services for Mrs. William Theel, 82, were held Monday afternoon from the Zion Lutheran church at Louis Corners. Mrs. Theel died Friday, at the New Holstein home of her daughter, Mrs. Armie Voigt. She was born Anna Voss in Schleswig in 1867 and was married to Mr. Theel in 1888. They located on a farm in Schleswig and in 1916 moved to Kiel. Mr. Theel died in 1945 since which time Mrs. Theel resided at New Holstein. She was a member of the Zion church at Louis Corners and the Ladies Aid society of the congregation. Survivors are two sons, John of Louis Corners and William of Wauwatosa; six daughters, Mrs. Armie Voigt of New Holstein, Mrs. H.W. LaButzke of Milwaukee, Mrs. H.L. Tolksdorf and Mrs. Ida Koepp of Grafton, Mrs. Walter Gruett of Thiensville and Mrs. Herman Bolle of Sheboygan; sister, Mrs. Minnie Meyer of Thorp, two brothers, Fred of Sheboygan, and Charles of Newton; 24 granchildren and 24 great grandchildren. No newspaper named, 9-9-1949 handwritten on the obituary.


JOHN W. THEEL Funeral services were held Monday for John W. Theel, 73, a retired Town of Schleswig farmer, who died Friday morning at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Elroy Theel, Route 2, Elkhart Lake, where he had been visiting since Thursday. The services took place at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home with the Rev. LuVerna Bauer, pastor of Unity Christian Fellowship Church in Sheboygan officiating. Burial was made in Union Cemetery, Town of Schleswig. Born on January 7, 1890, in the Town of Schleswig on the Theel homestead farm, he was a son of the late William and Anna Theel. He received his education in the district school at Louis Corners and married the former Lilli Markward of the Town of Schleswig at Zion Lutheran Church at Louis Corners on December 2, 1914. The couple settled on the Theel farm which they operated until 1946 when they moved to the present home in the Town of Schleswig. His wife died in May of this year. He was a member of Unity Church in Sheboygan. Survivors are three sons, Eldon of rural Fond du Lac, Elroy of rural Elkhart Lake, Harvey of rural Kiel; 13 grandchildren, and six sisters, Mrs. Armie Voigt of rural New Holstein, Mrs. Stanley Webster of Milwaukee, Mrs. Gustave Possin of Waupun, Mrs. Herbert Toldsdorf of Grafton, Mrs. Walter Gruett of Thiensville, and Mrs. Herman Bolle of Sheboygan. - (No newspaper named, 1963 handwritten on obituary) ******** John William Theel (v.58 p.441) Widower Jan. 7, 1890-Sept. 20, 1963 Son of William Theel and Anna Voss Born Wisconsin –farmer Died from “coronary occlusion, sudden” Buried at Union Cemetery, Town of Schleswig


LILLIE THEEL Mrs. John W. Theel, 67, of R. 2, Kiel, died early today at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient two weeks. The former Lillie Markwardt, she was born in Two Rivers, Aug. 2, 1895, a daughter of the late Henry and Minnie Markwardt. As a child she moved with her family to a farm in the Louis Corners area east of Kiel. She attended school at Louis Corners and was married to Mr. Theel, Dec. 2, 1914, in Zion Lutheran Church there. The couple operated the Theel home farm east of Kiel until retiring in 1946. Mrs. Theel was a member of Unity Christian Fellowship Church in Sheboygan. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are three sons, Eldon of Fond du Lac, Elroy of Elkhart Lake, and Harvey of Rural Kiel; 13 grandchildren; a brother, Melvin, Sturgeon Bay, and a sister, Mrs. Waldo Graf, Rural Kiel. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home in Kiel, with the Rev. LaVerna Bauers, pastor of Unity Church, officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Town of Schleswig. - May 15, 1963


WILLIAM THEEL From Manitowoc county marriage records: William F. Theel and Anne H. Voss (v.5 p.436) Nov. 22, 1888 at Reformed Church, Town of Schleswig William F. Theel Son of William F. Theel and Louise Wichmann Born Meirinflies Rodins, Pommeran Anne H. Voss Daughter of Carl John Voss and Johanna F. Hersberg Born Town of Schleswig ******** From Sheboygan county death records: William Theel (v.51 p.449) Nov. 6, 1862-June 9, 1945 Husband of Anna Voss Son of William Theel and Louisa Wickman (both born Germany) Born Germany –farmer Died from “cancer of the prostate” Buried at Union Cemetery, Town of Schleswig ******** William Theel Passes Away William Theel, aged 82, passed away on Saturday morning at the Memorial hospital in Sheboygan, after having been confined there since May 24th. The deceased was born in Germany on November 6, 1862, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Theel. He came to this country in 1868 with his parents, and they immediately settled on a farm near Louis Corners, the place which is now owned by John Theel. He was married to Miss Anna Voss on November 22, 1888, and they settled on the Theel homestead, where they resided until 1915, when they moved to this city. Survivors are his wife and eight children: William and Mrs. Herbert (Erna) Tolksdorf of Milwaukee; John of Louis Corners; Mrs. Armie (Frieda) Voigt of the town of Schleswig; Mrs. Henry (Amanda) LaButzke and Mrs. Herman (Annie) Bolle of Sheboygan; Mrs. Ida Koeppe of Waupun, and Mrs. Walter (Hattie) Gruett of Thiensville. Also surviving are 24 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Ernestina Reseburg, resides in California. Funeral services were held this Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home, and at 2 o'clock at the Trinity Lutheran church, with the Rev. H. O. Grunwald officiating. Burial was made in the Union cemetery near Louis Corners.


NORBERT A. WAACK Norbert A. Waack, 52, of R. 1, Kiel, whose home was at School Hill, died Sunday at Wisconsin General Hospital, Madison, where he had been a patient for four weeks. He was born in the Town of Newton Nov. 24, 1911, the son of Henry and Sophie Waack, and attended St. John's Lutheran School at Newtonburg. His marriage to Esther Karstaedt of School Hill took place June 30, 1934, at Bethlehem United Church of Christ in the Town of Schleswig. They lived on a farm in the Town of Newton until 1940. From 1940 to 1948 Mr. Waack was employed at the Manitowoc shipyards and from 1948 until his recent illness was self employed as a mason and carpenter. He was a member of Bethlehem UCC. Surviving are his wife; two sons, three daughters, six grandchildren, two brothers, Alvin, rural Manitowoc, and Emil, rural Reedsville, and a sister, Mrs. Ruben Groelle, rural Manitowoc. Funeral services will be held at Bethlehem United Church of Christ at 2:30 Wednesday with the Rev. Carl Fried, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Town of Schleswig. Friends may call at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home, Kiel, from 4 p.m. Tuesday until 11 a.m. Wednesday and at the church from noon until the hour of services. The Sheboygan Press - Monday, December 2, 1963 - P. 14 (edited for possible living people)


C. R. ZORN Manitowoc County-First District-(Towns of Ccnterville, Eaton, Liberty, Meeme, Newton, Schleswig, and Rockland.) CHARLES RUDOLPH ZORN (Dem.), of Keil, was born in Schoenow, Prussia, August 4, 1844; received a common-school education; is by occupation a farmer; came to Wisconsin in 1854, and settled in the town of Schleswig, his present place of residence; was elected chairman of the town-board in 1871, '73, '74, and 75; was a member of the Assembly in 1873 and '74, and was again elected in 1875, receiving 573 votes against 531 for John Voss, (Rep.) "The Legislative Manual of The State of Wisconsin" by Wisconsin, 1875, page 469 ********* [No. 9, A.] RESOLUTION NO. 1. WHEREAS, On the 25th day of September, 1916, the Great Master, in His infinite wisdom, saw fit to summon to eternal rest Honorable Charles Rudolph Zorn, who died at his home in the town of Schleswig on that day, having been born August 4, 1844, in Pommern, Germany, from whence he came with his parents to the town of Schleswig in 1854. "Life is a narrow vale between the cold and barren peaks of two eternities. We strive in vain to look beyond the heights. We cry aloud and the only answer is the echo of our wailing cry. From the voiceless lips of the unreplying dead there comes no word, but in the night of death, hope sees a star and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing." WHEREAS, Mr. Zorn was for many years prominent in the public life of Manitowoc county and this state, having been a member of the county board of supervisors of Manitowoc county for seventeen years, representing the town of Schleswig, a member of the Wisconsin state legislature as assemblyman from the second district of Manitowoc county during the years 1873, 1874 and 1876, and having held various other positions of public and private trust during a long and useful life, and WHEREAS, He discharged the many duties of the various offices held by him during his lifetime with ability, fearlessness, faithfulness and integrity, proving himself, both as a private citizen and a public servant, worthy of the enduring remembrance of his fellowmen, and a man of sterling character and worth, of strong convictions and of a most high sense of devotion to duty, now, therefore, as a tribute of respect to his memory, be it Resolved by the Assembly, That it is but fitting and proper that this assembly express its profound sorrow and regret on account of his death and its appreciation of his unselfish and honorable service to his township, county, and state, and be it further Resolved, That this memorial be entered in the journal of this assembly and that a copy thereof, be transmitted to the family of the deceased, attested by the signatures of the speaker and chief clerk. "Wisconsin Session Laws" By Wisconsin 1917, Page 1321-1322


GEORGE F. ZORN George Zorn, Ex-Assessor at Kiel, Is Dead Kiel - (Special) - George F. Zorn, 62, former street commissioner and city assessor here, died at his home, 1002 N. Fourth street, at 5:55 a.m. today following a lingering illness. Mr. Zorn was born Sept. 5, 1879, in Louis Corners, town of Schleswig, son of C. R. and Johanna Zorn, and on Nov. 25, 1909, married Alma Ibe, of the town of Schleswig. The Rev. George Denninger performed the ceremony. The couple lived on a farm at Louis Corners for seven years, and then moved to this city, where Mr. Zorn worked as a mason. Survivors are his wife, two children, Clarence and Mrs. Michael (Florence) Schmidt, Jr., both of Kiel, two grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Ida Voigt, of Collins, Mrs. George Mattes, of Rockville, and Mrs. Anna Ruppenthal, of Hilbert, and a brother, John, of near Kiel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Meiselwitz Funeral home, with interment in Union cemetery, Louis Corners. The Rev. Frank Zimmermann, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Kiel, will officiate. The Sheboygan Press - Wednesday, September 24, 1941 - P. 4 ******** George Zorn Passes Away Residents of this city were surprised Wednesday morning, when they learned of the death of George F. Zorn, aged 62, who had passed away early that morning at 5:55 o'clock at his home at 1002 N. 4th street, following an illness. Funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home, with the Rev. Frank Zimmerman officiating, Interment will be made in the Union cemetery at Louis Corners. Mr. Zorn was born September 5, 1879 in Louis Corners, the son of C.R. and Johanna Zorn. On November 25, 1909 he was married to Miss Alma Ibe of Schleswig township at the Lutheran church at Louis Corners by the Rev. George Denninger. The first seven years of their marriage they resided on a farm in Louis Corners, and in 1916 the Zorn family moved to this city. After locating here, Mr. Zorn followed the mason trade. He was also street commissioner and city assessor for several years. For many years he operated a bowling alley in the basement at the city hall. Survivors are his wife; two children, a son, Clarence, and a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Florence) Schmidt, both of this city; and two grandchildren. Other survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Ida Voigt of Collins, Mrs. George Mattes of Rockville, and Mrs. Anna Ruppenthal of Hilbert, and one brother, John. (Survivors edited for privacy) (No newspaper named or date)


JOHANNA ZORN Mrs. Zorn Dies at Home of Daughter At the home of her daughter, Mrs. Louis Voigt, Collins, Mrs. Johanna W. Zorn, 87, widow of Rudolph Zorn, passed away. Born in Uckermark, Germany, Sept. 28, 1849, Mrs. Zorn, nee Heidemann, came to this country in 1852 with her parents, who located in New York for four years before coming to Wisconsin in the year 1856, at which time they located on a farm in the town of Schleswig, now owned by a nephew of the deceased. Her marriage to Rudolph Zorn of the town of Schieswig was solemnized on Jan. 30, 1868, and the couple lived on the Zorn homestead near Louis Corners, which is now owned by Armie Voigt. Mr. Zorn passed away Sept. 26, 1916, and since that time Mrs. Zorn had been making her home with her children. Of the seven children born to the union, two passed away in infancy and a daughter, Mrs. Theodore Voigt, on May 29, 1935. The Survivors are: three daughters, Mrs. Louis Voigt, Collins, Mrs. Rudolph Ruppenthal, Hilbert, and Mrs. George Mattes, Rockville; and two sons, George and John Zorn, both of here. Surviving also are 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the C. J. Meiselwitz Funeral Home Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Gerhard Schaefer of the Collins Lutheran church, of which Mrs. Zorn was a member, officiating. Interment was made in the Union cemetery near Louis Corners. August 12, 1937


JOHN ZORN Last rites for John Zorn, 85, a former resident of Sheboygan Memorial Home, who died Friday at County Hospital, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Ballhorn Funeral Chapels. Officiating will be the Rev. Lester Bischoff, County Hospital chaplain, with burial in the Louis Corners Cemetery, Town of Schleswig, Manitowoc County. Mr. Zorn, who never married, was born in Schleswig, Feb. 25, 1882. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps in the Philippines from 1907-11, later working on farms in this area until retiring in 1957. There are no immediate survivors. Two sisters preceded him in death. The Sheboygan Press - Monday, June 5, 1967 - P. 16