PIONEERS' REST CEMETERY OBITUARIES

ALBERT E. KLABUNDE Albert Klabunde, 27, Route 1, Mishicot, died early Saturday when his auto struck a power pole and overturned beside Highway 147 near Mishicot. Janesville Gazette March 18 1957 (Note: There is a write-up in the March 16, 1957 issue of the Manitowoc Herald Times, p.1 but it's too light to read. ********* [Albert KLABUNDA]

ALBERT F. KLABUNDE (d. 1934) DEATH COMES TO PROMINENT TWO RIVERITE A.F. Klabunde, Well Known Sportsman, Die At Local Hospital This Morning. Albert F. Klabunde, 55, 1919 Monroe street, widely known local sportsman, died at the Municipal hospital at 1030 this morning as a result of stomach hemorrhages. He had been a patient at the hospital for a week during which time a number of blood transfusions were proferred by friends in an effort to strengthen his weakened condition. Funeral arrangements have not been completed, but it is understood that services will be held in St. John’s Lutheran church with the Rev. W. G. Haase officiating. Albert Fred Klabunde, an enthusiastic nimrod since his early youth, was born in Settin, Germany, July 3, 1879, and immigrated to this country with his parents at the age of 15, settling at Kewaunee. On August 2, 29 years ago, Mr. Klabunde came to this city and for many years was engaged as a tinsmith. He had been an employe of the Aluminum Goods Manufacturing company, Plant No. 1, since October, 1928. Served in Army From 1900 to 1903 Mr. Klabunde served in the United States regular army, attached to the Second Battery, Fort Sam Houston, Tex., under Captain O.B. Best. On February 21, 1905, Mr. Klabunde was married at Kewaunee to Amanda Stelzer, the couple making their home in this city several months later. Besides his widow, the deceased leaves a daughter, Mrs. Viola Keip and three sons, Ervin and Harvey of this city and Ira at home. He also leaves a brother Emil of Mishicot, and four grandchildren. It is recalled that Mr. Klabunde served as one of the bodyguards for the last President McKinley when the latter was assassinated. He also served on guard duty during the Galveston flood when also a member of the regular army. From 1905 to 1908 the deceased was a member of the old Life Saving crews of both the Kewaunee and local stations. Mr. Klabunde was a lover of the outdoors and took pride in the raising of hunting dogs. Manitowoc Herald Times, October 20, 1934 P. 11 ******* Military Rites To Be Held For A.F. Klabunde As a tribute to a late Spanish-American War veteran, full military honors will be accorded in the funeral services Tuesday afternoon for Albert F. Klabunde, 55, who died in the Municipal hospital Saturday morning. The Robert E. Burns post 165, American Legion will be in charge of the services. Services will be held from the home on Monroe street at 1:30 and at two o’clock in St. John’s Lutheran church, with the Rev. W. G. Haase officiating. Interment will be in Pioneers’ Rest Cemetery. The remains were taken to the residence from the Beduhn and Goetz funeral home Sunday afternoon. Manitowoc Herald Times, October 22, 1934 P.9 ******** [Albert KLABUNDA]


AMANDA KLABUNDE Mrs. Amanda Klabunde, 90, of Hamilton Memorial Home, Two Rivers, died late Sunday afternoon at the home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Two Rivers. The Rev. Edward Stelter will officiate with burial in Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mrs. Klabunde, nee Amanda Stelzer, was born April 12, 1885, at Manitowoc, daughter of the late Ira and Louisa Voelker Stelzer. She attended Saxonburg School at Mishicot. She was married to Albert Klabunde Feb. 21, 1903, at Kewaunee. He preceded her in death Oct. 20, 1934. She had worked at Hamilton Mfg. Co. for a short time. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and Ladies Society of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church. Survivors include three sons, Erwin, Harvey and Ira, of Two Rivers, a daughter, Mrs. Alvin (Viola) Keip, of Rt., 2, Two Rivers, eight grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and a great great grandchild. A sister, two grandchildren, a great grandchild and a daughter-in-law proceded her in death. Friends may call at Deja and Martin Funeral Chapels from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday until 11 a.m. Wednesday when the casket will be moved to the church where the body will lie in state until the time of service. VFW Auxiliary memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Herald Times Reporter, October 20, 1975 P. 3 ******* (12 Apr 1885/Oct 1975/SSDI)


ARTHUR KLABUNDE Arthur Klabunde Sr. 78, of 2012-25th St., Two Rivers, died Monday at Two Rivers Community Hospital, Two Rivers. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Two Rivers. The Rev. Martin Scheele will officiate with burial in Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mr. Klabunde was born July 28, 1898, in the Town of Mishicot, son of the late Emil and Alvina Guse Klabunde. He married Adeline Schmidt June 6, 1923, at Shawano. He was employed at Mirro Aluminum Co., retiring 14 years ago. Survivors include his wife; three sons and daughters-in-law (Private); two brothers, Edwin, of Spring Valley, Calif., and Harold, of Wauwatosa; a sister, Mrs. Rudolt (Martha)Beier, of Wauwatosa and eight grandchildren. A son, a brother and a sister preceded him in death. Friends may call at Klein and Stangel Inc. Funeral Home, Two Rivers, after 5 p.m. Tuesday. Herald Times Reporter, Tuesday, April 26, 1977 P.14 ******** (23 Jul 1898/Apr 1977/SSDI)


KAREN JEAN KLABUNDE Funeral services for Karen Jean, 5-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Klabunde of 1332 S. 16th St., Manitowoc, who died unexpectedly at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, late Wednesday night, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels..(1 line underinked) officiating. Burial was in Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Besides her parents she leaves a sister, Susan and a brother, Ervin, at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Loeser, the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Klabunde, of Two Rivers, and great grandmother, Mrs. Albert Klabunde. Manitowoc Herald Times, July 12, 1956 P. 27 ******** [Karen Klabunda]


GEORGE W. KLATT George W. Klatt, 91, of 2024-25th St., Two Rivers, a retired longtime employe of the Hamilton Mfg. Co., and a familiar figure on Two Rivers’ streets as he pedaled his bicycle until he reached his eighties, died at Two Rivers Municipal Hospital late Friday afternoon where he had been a patient for a week Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Klein and Stangel, Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, the Rev. t. F. Stern officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers’ Rest Cemetery. Mr. Klatt was born at Milwaukee June 28, 1876, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Klatt. He married the former Susan Reichel, a native of Palatine, Ill., at Milwaukee Nov. 25, 1897. She preceded him in death April 13, 1966. The couple observed its 65th wedding anniversary in 1962. Before coming to Two Rivers in 1904, the family lived at Brooklyn, N.Y.; Milwaukee and Manitowoc. Mr. Klatt was a machine operator at the Hamilton Mfg. Co. for 42 years, retiring in 1946. One of the community’s most ardent cyclists, Mr. Klatt was in his eighties before he decided to go afoot. Active for years in the Golden Age Club at Two Rivers, he was honored by neighborhood children in early July this year as he observed his birthday. Surviving Mr. Klatt are five daughters, Mrs. Jerry Pok, Mrs. Fred Keip and Miss Olive, all of Two Rivers, Mrs. Hugo Marx of Milwaukee and Mrs. Melvin Van Eycke, of Appleton; a son, Burton of Two Rivers; eight grandchildren, 22 great grand- children and one great-great grandchild. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday. Manitowoc Herald Times, August 12, 1967 P.5 ******** (28 June 1876/Aug. 1967/SSDI)


ALOIS M. KLAUS Alois M. Klaus, 69, civic fraternal and church leader at Two Rivers, and prominent in Wisconsin Masonic circles, died today of a heart attack. He died near Port Washington aboard a train enroute to a grand chapter meeting of the Royal Arch Masons in Milwaukee. Mr. Klaus was in his 27th consecutive year a treasurer of the Two Rivers Masonic lodge and had been treasurer of the Barney L___man chapter of the ____ ___ ___ for the last 12 years. The body was brought back from Milwaukee this afternoon and was taken to the Beduhn funeral home at Two Rivers. Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed. Mr. Klaus had suffered..(remainder underinked and unreadable). Manitowoc Heald Times, May 2, 1944 P.2 ******** Funeral services for Alois M. Klaus, prominent Two Rivers business man and civic leader, who died aboard a train this week enroute to a Masonic meeting in Milwaukee, were held Friday afternoon at the Grace Congregational church. The rites were under Masonic auspices, and the Rev. T. A. Hawkes officiated. The pastor spoke at length on the contributions of Mr. Klaus to the community and his activities in the Masonic fraternity. Members of the order including the Knights Templar escort, marched in a body to the church and later to Pioneers Rest cemetery. Manitowoc Herald Times, May 6, 1944 P.2


LENA KLAWITTER Funeral card: In Memory Of MRS. LENA KLAWITTER Born in Town of Two Rivers, Wisconsin December 16, 1891 Passed away in Manitowoc, Wisconsin December 20, 1966 Services 1:30 P.M. Thursday, December 22, 1966 St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church Two Rivers, Wisconsin Rev. T. F. Stern, Officiating Pallbearers Roy Weber Harold Klawitter Arthur Adler James Kumbalek Norman Zaspel Ervin Schroeder Place of Interment Pioneers Rest Cemetery Two Rivers, Wisconsin KLEIN & STANGEL, INC. Two Rivers, Wisconsin ******** (Lena Klawitter/16 Dec 1891/Dec 1966/SSDI)


ADAM KLEIN Ill less than two weeks, Adam Klein, 89, widely known retired Two Rivers furniture store operator and undertaker, who served the Fifth ward as supervisor for 14 years, died at his home at 2105 Jefferson St., Two Rivers, shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Klein & Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, and at 2 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, Two Rivers, the Rev. W.G. Haase officiating. Burial will be in the family plot in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery. Mr. Klein was born on April 17, 1866, at Kurtzhausen, Germany, a son of Adam and Elizabeth Meihaner Klein. When he was 17 years old he immigrated to this country with three young home town youths, including the late Adam Lauber, his long time companion in Two Rivers. Arriving in Two Rivers Mr. Klein helped his uncle, who operated a farm just outside the city, for a year and then became engaged in lumbering in northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan for a few years. Returning to Two Rivers he worked as a carpenter and later became a cabinet maker at the Hamilton Mfg Co. In 1900 he formed a partnership with Leopold Pritzl, formerly of Whitelaw, and established a furniture store and undertaking establishment in the building now the site of the Stobbe & Seefeldt Co. on West Park St., Two Rivers. A year later he became sole owner of the enterprise. In 190? he removed his business to a new two-story brick structure, immediately to the south, which is now the Kurtz building. In 1922 Mr. Klein retired from the business but continued actively in public service as a supervisor of the Fifth ward which post he had held for 14 years, retiring in 1946. For many years Mr. Klein was also active in music circles, having been affilated with the Harmonic Singing Society of St. John Lutheran Congregation for more than a half century and was also a member of the church choir for nearly ? ???? number of years. In earlier days after the turn of the century he was one of the leaders in the old Liederkranz Singing Society in Two Rivers. On May 1?, 1894, Mr. Klein married the former Alvina Jens in Two Rivers, the couple observing its golden wedding anniversary in 1944. Mrs. Klein died on Feb. 8, 1946. Surviving Mr. Klein are three daughters, Mrs. Catherine Bacon and Mrs. Leona Trapp of Milwaukee and Mrs. Sylvia Saeville of Two Rivers; three sons, Edwin, Lester and Albert Klein of Two Rivers, a sister Miss Elizabeth Klein and a brother, Christian Klein in Germany. There are 13 grandchildren and 1? great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, April 20, 1955 P.21


ALVINA (JENS) KLEIN DEATH CLAIMS MRS. KLEIN AT HOME, WAS 72 Wife of Pioneer Retired Furniture Dealer, Embalmer, Summoned Mrs. Adam Klein, 72, lifelong resident of the community, and wife of a pioneer retired furniture dealer and undertaker, died at her home, 2105 Jefferson street, at 10 o'clock last night, following an illness of three years. She had been confined to bed for the past five months. Funeral Saturday Funeral services will be held from the Klein and Stangel, Inc., funeral home 1:30 Saturday afternoon and at the St. John's Lutheran church at 2 o'clock. Rev. W.G. Haese will officiate. Burial will be in Pioneers' Rest cemetery. The body may be viewed at the funeral home from 7 o'clock this evening until the time of services Saturday afternoon. Born Alvina Jens, in this city, Aug. 10, 1873, Mrs. Klein was the daughter of John and Sophia Jens and as a girl attended the St. John's Lutheran school here. Married in 1894 She was married to Adam Klein in the St. John's church on May 19, 1894 and the couple have made their home here ever since. Mr. Klein established his furniture and undertaking business on West Park street here in 1900, retiring in 1922. The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on May 19, 1944. Surviving, in addition to the widower, are three sons, Edwin A., of the Klein and Stangel, Inc., funeral home, Lother W., and Albert C., of this city; three daughters, Mrs. Sylvia Sanville, of this city, Mrs. Gustave Trapp and Mrs. Wilfred Bacon of Milwaukee. Eleven grand- children also survive. There is one sister, Miss Sophia Jens, of this city. From the Two Rivers Reporter, February 7, 1946


ARLIN K. KLEIN Arlin K. "Keith" Klein, age 75, went Home to be with the Lord on August 14, 2010. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Arlin was born and raised in Two Rivers and was a 1953 graduate of Washington High School. Keith proudly served his country in the United States Army, and was a longtime building inspector for the city of Milwaukee. Visitation at the funeral home is on Thursday, August 19, from 4-7 p.m. with the funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. Private family interment will be at Pioneer Rest, in Two Rivers, Wis. Herald Times Reporter, Aug. 17, 2010


JEAN KLEIN Jean M. Klein, age 87, a resident of Laurel Grove, Manitowoc, died on Monday morning, Nov. 23, 2009, at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, Manitowoc. She was born on March 29, 1922, in Manitowoc, daughter of the late John L. and Margaret (Berger) Lutzke. Jean was a graduate of Manitowoc Lincoln High School, Class of 1940. On Nov. 28, 1947, she married Clarence A. Klein at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. He preceded her in death on October 27, 1979. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) She was also preceded in death by two brothers: John and Robert. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at St. Francis of Assisi on Marshall, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Dan Felton with burial at Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Francis of Assisi on Marshall, Manitowoc, from 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, until the time of service at 12 noon. The family wishes to express a grateful thank you to the staffs of Laurel Grove and Shady Lane Nursing Care Center for all their care and kindness. The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, Nov. 24, 2009


JOHN KLEIN John Klein, 53, former resident here, and a brother of the late Joseph Klein, former city clerk, died at LaCrosse on Wednesday. The body was brought to the Beduhn and Goetz mortuary this morning and the funeral took place this after- noon from there, at two o’clock, Rev. Siewert officiating. The deceased was employed as a light tender in the government service on the Mississippi River at LaCrosse. Interment was at Pioneer’s Rest. Manitowoc Herald News, October 29, 1927 P. 12


JURA V. KLEIN Jura V. Klein, age 70, of Two Rivers, died Friday morning, Oct. 18, 2002 at her residence. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 21, 2002 at Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church, Two Rivers. Officiating at the service will be Rev. Louis Sievert with burial at Pioneers Rest Cemetery. Jura was born June 16, 1932 in Lithuania, daughter of the late Paul and Valerie Juskaite Petkevicius. On May 10, 1975 she married Lothar “Buddy” Klein at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Two Rivers. Jura emigrated from Lithuania to the United States as a young girl and was employed as a nurse at a Chicago nursing home. She moved to Two Rivers in 1968, and was employed as a Nurse’s Aid at St. Mary’s Home, Manitowoc. (Survivors omitted for privacy) Jura was preceded in death by one brother, Vito Petkevicius. The family will greet relatives and friends at Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church from 10 am. until the time of service on Monday, Oct. 21, 2002. The Klein and Stangel Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Two Rivers is assisting the Klein family with funeral arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, Oct. 19. 2002 ******** (16 Jun 1932/18 Oct 2002/SSDI)


LOTHAR W. KLEIN (d. 1965) Lothar W. (Bill) Klein, 61, of 1602-24th St., Two Rivers died unexpectedly Thursday afternoon at home. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Klein and Stangel Inc., Funeral Home and at 3 p.m. at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Two Rivers. The Rev. T. F. Stern will officiate and burial will be in Pioneers Rest Cemetery. Mr. Klein was born June 29, 1904, at Two Rivers, son of the late Adam and Alvina Jens Klein. He married Marie Fronius June 5, 1926, at Salem, Ohio. The couple lived in Ohio for several years before coming to Two Rivers where Mr. Klein was employed at Klein and Stangel Inc., Funeral Home until retiring several years ago because of illness. Survivors include his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Louis (Gloria) Juliano, of Owings Mills, Md.; two sons, William and Lothar Jr., of Two Rivers; three sisters, Mrs. Wilfred Bacon and Mrs. Gust Trapp, of Milwaukee and Mrs. Hugo Elfner, of Two Rivers; two brothers, Edwin and Alvin, of Two Rivers; and five grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 o’clock this Friday evening. Manitowoc Herald Times, July 23, 1965 P.5 ******** (29 Jun 1904/Jul 1965/SSDI)


MARIE W. KLEIN Mrs. Marie M. Klein, 69 of Hamilton Memorial Home, Two Rivers, died Thursday at Two Rivers Community Hospital. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at St. John Lutheran Church, Two Rivers. The Rev. Edward Stelter will officiate with burial in Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mrs. Klein, nee Marie Fronius, was born Sept. 21, 1905, at Cleveland, Ohio, daughter of the late Rudolph and Anna Frazer Fronius. She was married to Lothar Klein June 5, 1926, at Salem, Ohio, moving to Two Rivers in 1928. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Ladies Aid Society, afternoon group. Mr. Klein preceded her in death July 22, 1965. Survivors include two sons, William and Lothar, of Two Rivers; a daughter, Mrs. Louis (Gloria) Juliano, of Salem, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Katherine Hartig, of Detroit, Mich., and five grandchildren. Friends may call at Klein and Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, after 4 p.m. Sunday. Herald Times Reporter, July 5, 1975 P.3 ******** [Marie M. Klein] (Marie Klein/21 Sep 1905/Jul 1975/SSDI)


AUGUST KLINDER (d. 1932) PIONEER OF COUNTY, 60 YRS., PASSES AWAY August Klinder, 86, Dies Last Night At Home of Daughter In This City August Klinder, 86, who resided for sixty years in the towns of Two Creeks and Two Rivers, died last night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Emil Baedker, on Sixteenth street in this city. He has been making his home there for some time. Burial will take place Friday afternoon from the homestead at Two Creeks, now occupied by his son William, and later from the St. John Lutheran church here. Born in Gross Bunsel, Germany on October 22, 1845, Mr. Klinder in his early manhood was a soldier in the Franco-Prussia war of 1870. Four years later he immigrated to this country and settled in the Tannery. In 1880 he moved to Two Creeks to the farm now operated by his son, William. In 1873 he was married in Germany to Freidericka Daunenfeldt, who died in 1919. Since the death of his wife Mr. Klinder retired, living with his sons and daughters in this city and on the farm until his death. Mr. Klinder is survived by three daughters, Mrs. William Eggerstedt, Mr. Emil Baedker, both of this city and Mr. Rudolph Becke, of Mishicot and two sons, John Klinder, of this city, and William of Two Creeks. He is also survived by four grandchildren. Manitowoc Herald News, April 5, 1932 P.9


BERNHARD KLINDER Bernard Klinder of Two Creeks died Saturday at the home of his brother Frank. He was born in Germany in September in 1871 and came to America with his parents one year later. They located at Two Rivers and later on a farm in Two Creeks. For the past seventeen years Mr. Klinder has been an invalid at the home of his brother. He was a patient sufferer and a faithful christian man. Interment took place at the cemetery here Monday. Rev. We?hing officiating. Mr. Klinder is survived by an aged mother, one brother and one sister. Two Rivers Reporter, Saturday, Dec. 6, 1913


FRANK C. KLINDER Frank C. Klinder, 73, pioneer resident of the county who for many years took an interest in rural education, died late Thursday afternoon at his home in the town of Gibson. He had been ill for about four weeks. Funeral services will be held at Two Rivers Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Klein & Stangel, Inc., funeral home with the Rev. T.A. Hawkes of Grace congregational church officiating. Interment will be in Pioneers' Rest cemetery. Mr. Klinder was born in Danzig, Germany, May 28, 1866. He came to America with his parents when he was about two years old and the family settled at Two Creeks. Mr. Klinder for many years served on the town of Two Creeks school board and was instrumental in getting the Twin Elder school erected. About ten years ago he move to the Town of Gibson and at the time of his death was a member of the town's school board. On Nov. 20, 1890 Mr. Klinder married Miss Ida Braschow of Sheboygan. The couple spent some years at Sheboygan but most of their life was spent on farms at Two Creeks and in the town of Gibson. Survivors are the widow; one daughter, Mrs. Alfred Haese of Mishicot; one sister, Mrs. Hattie Meyer of Two Creeks; two grandchildren and one great- grandchild. The body may be viewed at the Klein & Stangel, Inc. funeral home until the time of the services. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, June 2, 1939 P.13


IDA M. KLINDER Mrs. Ida Klinder, 83, former resident of the Towns of Two Creeks and Gibson, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alfred Haese of 428 N. Fifth St., Manitowoc, on Wednesday, with whom she had been residing the past 16 years. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Klein & Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, the Rev. R. J. Wichlei officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers’ Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mrs. Klinder, nee Ida Barschow, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on Aug. ?, 1872, a daughter of the late William and Johanna Zingelmann Barschow?. On Nov. 20, 1890, she was married at Sheboygan to Frank Klinder, a native of Two Creeks. After nine years of residence at Sheboygan the family moved to the Klinder homestead farm at Two Creeks. In 1929 the husband retired from farming and the couple moved to a home in the Town of Gibson, where Mr. Klinder died in 1939. Since, she had been living with the daughter. Besides Mrs. Haese her only other survivors are two grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Friends may all at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times, April 5, 1956 P. 23


JOHN KLINDER John Klinder, 73, died at his home at 2310 Forest avenue, Two Rivers, Monday morning. He had been in failing health for a number of years. Funeral services will be held at the Klein & Stangel Inc. funeral home Two Rivers at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Revs. W. G. Haase and Frederick Zarling, both of the St. John Lutheran church, officiating. Interment will be in Forest View cemetery (sic). Mr. Klinder was born in the town of Two Rivers, in 1878, a son of August and Fredericka Dornfeldt Klinder. He married the former Louisa Schmidt in Two Rivers in 1912. The couple settled in Two Rivers immediately after the marriage. Mr. Klinder had been a member of the St. John Lutheran church congregation. Surviving are his wife, a brother William, of the town of Two Creeks; and two sisters, Mrs. William Eggerstedt and Mrs. Mary Boedke, both of Two Rivers. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday. Mrs. Klinder requests that flowers be omitted. Manitowoc Herald Times, September 24, 1951 P.2 ******* (Note: Cemetery records have him in Pioneers' Rest, and this is where his stone is.)


LOUISA KLINDER Mrs. Louisa Klinder, 80, of Shady Lane Home, Manitowoc, formerly of 2310 Forest Ave., Two Rivers, died late Wednesday night at Two Rivers Municipal Hospital where she had been a patient for the past eight days. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Klein & Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, the Rev. W.G. Haase officiating. Burial was in Pioneers’ Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mrs. Klinder, nee Louisa Schmidt, was born May 15, 1880, in the Town of Two Rivers, a daughter of the late Henry and Louise Abrath Schmidt. She was married in 1912 at Two Rivers to John Klinder who died in 1951. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Otto Cess of Rt. 1, Mishicot, the Misses Henrietta and Tina Schmidt of Manitowoc and Mrs. Carl Burmeister of Two Rivers; a brother, Henry C. Schmidt of Two River and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times, June 30, 1960 P.20


MARY KLINDER (d. 1922) Mrs. C. Klinder aged 83 years, and one of the oldest residents of this town died at the home of her son, Frank, last Wednesday. The body was taken to Mishicot where services were held at the Methodist church and then taken to Two Rivers for burial. Mrs. Klinder is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Herman Meyer and one son, Frank. Eight grandchildren and one great grand child also survive. Manitowoc Herald News, October 26, 1922 P.9


WILHELM KLINDER Wellie C. Klinder birth: 3 September 1882 Two Rivers, Wis. death: 2 July 1902 Two Creeks, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Two Rivers, Wis. residence: 1902 Two Creeks father: Charley Klinder mother: Marie Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968 ****** (Note: The only 2 cems. with this surname are both in Two Rivers. The other one is Holy Cross and it wasn't in use yet, so this would be the Wilhelm in the list)


ALFRED KLINKENBERG TWO MORE LOCAL BOYS GIVE UP LIFE FOR DEMOCRACY Death At Camp Grant. The body of Private Alfred Klinkenburg of Two Rivers, reached that city yesterday for burial, following his death at Camp Grant. Private Klinkenburg was a son-in-law of Mrs. Kasten, of Two Rivers, who had been summoned to Camp Grant last Saturday by news of the critical illness of her son, also there. She found her son improving but was unable to visit Private Klinkenburg, because of his illness, and soon after her return home messages announced his death. He is survived by his widow. Manitowoc Herald News, Friday, October 04, 1918, Page 1 (Note: I split this entry and put the parts with each person who died) ********* LOCAL SOLDIER LEAVES ORPHAN SON WELL PROVIDED FOR Alfred Klinkenberg, a Two Rivers soldier, who died at Camp Grant, Rockford, Ill., during the “flu” epidemic which swept the cantonments of the country, left his orphan son, aged six, well provided for by a will in which he bequeathed to the boy $8,000 of the $10,000 government insurance policy which he carried. This was revealed in probate court last week when the will of Klinkenberg was presented for probate in the court. Under the terms of the government the six year old lad will receive $46.00 per month during a period until the $8,000 provided by the will is exhausted. In addition to the $8,000 bequest to son Klinkenberg bequeathed $1,000 to Mrs. Minnie Kasten, of Two Rivers, mother of his deceased wife, who is caring for his little son. Klinkenberg was sent to Camp Grant early last year and sometime last fall suffered an attack of the “flu” which resulted in his death. His wife had died a year previous. At the time relatives were called to Camp Grant by messages announcing Klinkenberg’s illness they were unable to see the soldier boy who later died. His body was shipped to Two Rivers for burial. Manitowoc Herald News, Monday, January 13, 1919 Page 8


ELISE KLINKENBERG OPERATION TOO LATE TO SAVE HER LIFE An operation which she underwent Wednesday night, two hours after being stricken with illness, came too late to save the life of Mrs. Elsa Klinkenburg, a well known Two Rivers woman, and death came at the hospital here last night. Mrs. Klinkenburg suffered from a severe attack of appendicitis Wednesday evening and was brought here two hours later for an operation, but it proved unavailing. Mrs. Klinkenburg was 23 years of age and is survived by her husband and one child. The funeral will be held at Two Rivers Sunday. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Friday, May 2, 1913 p.8


EDNA KLINKNER AND BABY DEATH CLAIMS MRS. R. KLINKNER AT THE HOSPITAL Sudden Demise in Shock To Many Friends—Burial On Monday Suffering a sudden stroke of apoplexy Mrs. Edna Klinkner, 32, wife of Roland E. Klinkner died at the municipal hospital this morning with her newly born infant. The deceased was well known among hosts of friends here and at Manitowoc who were greatly shocked to learn of her sudden death. Mr. Klinkner is an office employee at the Hamilton Co. Burial will take place on Monday afternoon at two, with services at the St. John’s Lutheran church. The body will be removed to the home, 1604 Twenty-first street Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Klinkner, nee Edna Mertens, was the youngest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mertens Sr. and was born in this city March 2, 1899. She attended the public graded schools and entered the high school in 1913, from where she was graduated in 1917 with high honors. Prominent in Musical Circles She was prominent in musical circles during her schooling and for years has been a soloist in the choir of the Grace Congregational church. She was a member of the Mac Dowell music club, the Round Table and the Dorcas society of the St. John’s church. Following graduation from high school Mrs. Klinkner entered the employe of the Aluminum Goods Manufacturing Company, Plant No. 4, office as stenographer, remaining there until her marriage to Mr. Klinkner November 17, 1923. Besides her husband, she leaves two sisters, Mrs. Elsie Owens, this city, Mrs. Hilda Meinecke, of Chicago, and five brothers, John Goedgen Sr., William, Fred, Arthur and Norman Mertens, all of this city. Manitowoc Herald News, September 18, 1931 P.15


MARIE KLINKNER Marie Klinkner, age 89, a resident of the Manitowoc Health Care Center, died late Wednesday, October 11, 2000, at the center. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday October 14, 2000, at the Grace Congregational UCC Church, with Rev. Kim Henning officiating. Burial will be in Pioneer Rest Cemetery She was born February 22, 1911, in Two Rivers, daughter of the late John and Mary Landt Weber. She attended grade schools and Washington High School in Two Rivers. In 1940, Marie was married to Roland Klinkner in Two Rivers. He preceded her in death, May 16, 1962. (Survivors omitted for privacy) Friends may call at the Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, from 7-9 p.m. Friday (TONIGHT) and after 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church until the time of services. Memorials may be made to the Grace Congregational Church or the Angel Association of the Health Care Center. Herald Times Reporter, October 13, 2000 ******* (22 Feb 1911/11 Oct 2000/SSDI)


ROLAND E. KLINKNER Sup. Klinkner Dies in Sleep at Two Rivers TWO RIVERS—Roland E. (Doc) Klinkner, 61, of 3324 Adams St., in his second term as supervisor of the Ninth ward on the Manitowoc County Board, one of the area’s earliest and most prominent Boy Scout leaders and associated with the sales division of Hamilton Mfg. Co. since 1925, died unexpectedly of a heart attack in his sleep early Wednesday morning. Sup. Klinkner had attended the regular monthly meeting of the Manitowoc County Planning and Park Commission in the County Highway Dept. Building until its adjournment shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday, and had reported to be in excellent spirits upon retiring. Mr. Klinkner, however, had been treated for a heart condition the past three years. Born at Manitowoc May 21, 1900, son of the late Nicholas and Barbara Zahner Klinkner, he attended St. Boniface Parochial School and Manitowoc High School. His initial employment was at the C. Reiss Coal Co. where he was a bookkeeper until October of 1925 when he entered the employ of Hamilton Mfg. Co. During his entire period of service with Hamilton he was in the sales division connected with the medical and dental equipment lines. For a number of years he was a field representative for Hamilton and had headquarters at Cleveland, Ohio. Early Scouter Mr. Klinkner’s affiliation with scouting in Manitowoc County dates back to May of 1920 when he became scoutmaster of Troop 6 at St. Boniface parish. In 1926, having moved to Two Rivers, he served in a dual capacity of Scoutmaster of Troop 6 and the new Troop 26 at St. Luke parish here which was originally Troop 2 of Two Rivers. Serving until 1936 as scoutmaster of Troop 26 here he was made district commissioner for the Two Rivers district of the Waumegesako Council of Boy Scouts. He was on the staff of Camp Sinawa in its first year and received numerous awards during his long service, climaxed in 1939 when he became the recipient of the Silver Beaver. In February of 1956 he was the central figure in a “This Is Your Life” presentation at Marquette Hall here, which followed a Court of Honor ceremony of Troop 25, which he served as committee chairman. Elected in 1951 In his second term as supervisor of the Ninth ward, Mr. Klinkner was elected to the post in April of 1959 and had been active on a number of committees. He was elected to a six-year term on the Manitowoc County Planning and Park Commission in July of 1960. He was also a member of the Holy Name Society of Holy Redeemer parish. Mr. Klinkner married the former Edna Mertens here Nov. 17, 1923. She died Sept. 18, 1931. On Nov. 16, 1940 he married the former Marie Weber in Two Rivers. Besides his wife he leaves a son, Robert at home; three sisters, Mrs. Ella Kunish, Mrs. Anita Hoyer and Miss Isabel Klinkner, of Manitowoc and a brother, George, of Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Deja and Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, and at 10 a.m. with a solemn requiem high mass at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church here, the Rev. John K. Mueller celebrant. Burial will be in Pioneers’ Rest Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral chapels after 3 p.m. Thursday where the Rosary for the Holy Name Society will be recited at 7 p.m. and for the parish at 7:30 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, May 16, 1962 P.17 ******* (21 May 1900/May 1962/SSDI)


ANNA KLOSE (d. 1953) Mrs. Anna Klose, 81, 1822 12th St., Two Rivers, died at the Municipal Hospital late Monday night. She had been ill for about two weeks. Funeral services will be held at the Klein & Stangel Inc. Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. M.J. Roehrdanz officiating, and burial will be in Pioneer's Rest Cemetery. Mrs. Klose was born Aug. 24, 1871, and she was married to Emil Klose in 1904 in Two Rivers and the pair continued to live in that city. Her husband died 25 years ago. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Theodore Werner of Manitowoc; one grandchild and one great grandchild. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, August 11, 1953 P. 15


EMIL KLOSE WORKMAN DROPS DEAD ON BRIDGE, WAY HOME, FROM WORK EMIL KLOSE, 25, YR. MAN, GOODS CO. IS STRICKEN Heart Failure Proves Fatal To Pioneer Resident of the City This Morning Emil Klose, (photo) 56, a twenty-five year man at Plant No. 1 of the Aluminum Goods Manufacturing company here, dropped dead at 9 o'clock this morning, on Monroe street bridge, as he was enroute to his home on Twelfth street, from his work. He had reported for work as usual this morning, but after a short time he complained to fellow workmen of not feeling well. Workers Apply First Aid Mr. Klose told his friends at the plant that he would go home for a rest but while crossing the bridge he was taken with a sudden heart attack and fell to the walk. Workmen of the city water and light department who were close at hand, ran to Klose's assistance, and applied first aid, but when physicians were summoned they pronounced him dead. The body was removed to the Beduhn and Goetz parlors and Coroner Kemper at Manitowoc notified. The latter decided, however, that no inquest would be necessary. The news of the death of Mr. Klose was a sudden shock to his wife, who had bid him boodbye (sic) but a short time before, when he left home for his work at Plant No. 1. Lifelong Resident of City The deceased has ben (sic) a lifelong resident of Two Rivers. He entered the employ of the Goods in 1901, and two years ago was in the group of men who received a gold watch, as a reward for 25 years faithful and continuous service. He was employed in the percolator department of the No. 1 plant. Besides the widow, one daughter, Mrs. Theodore Werner of Manitowoc, and two sisters, Mrs. Henry Beck of Sheboygan and Mrs. Joseph Commers of Spokesville, Wis., survive. No arrangements for the funeral have been completed and announcement of the same will be made tomorrow. Manitowoc Herald News, Thursday, November 10, 1927 P. 11 ******** NOTE: In the "Two Rivers" news section. The funeral of Emil Klose will take place tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 from the home on Twelfth street and at 2 o'clock from the Evangelical church. Manitowoc Herald News, Saturday, November 12, 1927 P. 9


WILLIAM KLOSE Death Comes to William Klose William Klose died at the Holy Family hospital at Manitowoc at 9:30 this morning, the demise being due to an attack of asthma. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock with services at the Emmanuel Evangelical church, Rev. Sievert officiating. Burial will be at Pioneer's Rest cemetery. Born in this city in 1867 Mr. Klose always lived here. He was married here in 1891 to Miss Anna Mussll(sic), who with four children survives to mourn his death. The children are Mrs. Peter Staalson and Mrs. Edward Sweiker of Manitowoc, Leroy and Milton of this city. One brother, Emil Klose of this city, and two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Cammers of Spokesville and Mrs. Henry Beck of Sheboygan, also survive him. He was a member of the local Moose lodge. Manitowoc Herald News, October 1, 1925 p.5 ******** Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Klose of Two Rivers left today on a trip to Nielsvile (sic) and Loyal, Wis. They take the trip to commomorate their silver wedding anniversary, having been married 25 years, Saturday. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Friday, May 19, 1916 P.2


LOUIS E. KLOTZBUECHER Louis Klotzbuecher, 68, of 2401-11th St., Two Rivers, a retired member of the Washington High School maintenance staff, died unexpectedly at Two Rivers Municipal Hospital Sunday morning. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Klein and Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, the Rev. Karl F. Koch officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers’ Rest Cemetery. Mr. Klotzbuecher was born May 30, 1900, at Manawa, Wis., a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Klotzbuecher. He married the former Lillian Sisel at Menominee, Mich., in 1923 after which the couple took up residence at Two Rivers. For 18 years until his retirement three years ago he was on the maintenance staff at the high school at Two Rivers. Besides his wife, he leaves a sister, Mrs. William Schwanke, of Manawa; three brothers, John of Manawa, Leonard of Chinook, Mont., and Robert of Green Bay; one grandchild and one great grandchild. A daughter, Lorraine, preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, November 11, 1968 P.18 ******** (30 May 1899/Nov. 1968/SSDI)


MICHAEL KLUSTIN Michael Klustin, 52 (picture), a Russian who came to Manitowoc to start life anew in the United Sates and who later located at Kewaunee, died yesterday afternoon in a Green Bay hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Pfeffer funeral home, the Rev. A.C. Fischer officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers Rest cemetery, Two Rivers. Mr. Klustin was employed as a bookkeeper at the Wood-Steel Products company in Kewaunee and was taken suddenly ill Sunday and moved to Green Bay. He had no immediate survivors. He was born in Russia in 1895. When he came to this city last January, he was a guest at the August Gloe home. He met James Gloe, a son of the Gloes, in Germany shortly before V-E day while he was acting as an interpreter for the American military government in which Gloe was an officer. It was the Manitowoc man who suggested that Klustin come to America which he eventually did. For a time he was employed by the Aluminum Goods Manufacturing company. Taken into captivity when the Wehrmacht overran Yugoslavia, Klustin was saved from the brutal labor policy of a German slate mine by his mastery of five languages and was pressed into service as an interpreter for the Nazis. Following his arrival in this city, Klustin, told a Herald-Times reporter that the Nazi taskmasters at the slate mine were leading examples of animal brutishness and reported witnessing numerous acts of cruelty on the part of Nazi guards. After the German surrender Klustin continued working for the AMG until he was able to arrange passage to this country. The body may be viewed at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. September 9, 1947 P. 2


J. DIEDRICH KNICKREHM From Der Nord Westen, 30 Apr. 1908: (From the correspondent in Mishicott, 28 Apr.) We must report another old settler's death. Mr. D. Knickrehm died Wednesday and his funeral was held Saturday afternoon from the local Lutheran Church with interment in the Two Rivers Cemetery. Mr. Knickrehm had lived here with his family for over 40 years where he operated a shoemaking business until old age forced his retirement. He was 74 and is survived by his widow, 2 sons, 2 daughters, and 2 brothers.


CECELIA KNIPFER Miss Cecelia Knipfer, 46, a native of Two Rivers, died at a Chippewa Falls hospital Wednesday and the body was returned to Two Rivers. It may be viewed at the Beduhn funeral home. The rosary will be recited at 7:45 tonight at the funeral home and services will be held Friday morning at 9 o’clock at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Msgr. C. V. Hugo officiating. Interment will be at Pioneers’ Rest cemetery. Born in this city in 1898, Cecelia Knipfer was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Knipfer. She grew to womanhood here but of recent years had made her home with a sister, Mrs. Ervin LaBonne at Prairie du Chien. Survivors are the sister with whom she made her home and two brothers, George Knipfer, Sawyer, and Michael Knipfer, Lansing, Mich. Manitowoc Herald Times, July 19, 1945 P. 2


GEORGE KNIPFER From Der Nord Westen, 05 Feb. 1903: Death Tues. last week in Two Rivers of Geo. Knipfer, a well-known resident of that city, after a long illness with consumption. The deceased was born 17 Apr. 1861 in Ahnapee, but lived in Two Rivers for the past 20 years. The funeral was held Thursday.


BABY W. KNISELY FOUR DEATHS BRING SADNESS AT TWO RIVERS (By Staff Correspondent) William, Jr., six months old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Knisley(sic), died Wednesday afternoon after a brief illness at the family home. The funeral was held this afternoon from the late home, Rev. Hawkes officiating at the services. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. December 26, 1924 P. 2 ******* (Note: This article has been broken up with the obituaries for the people in it put with their tombstone entries)


AMALIA KOCH (d. 1900) Death Wed. last week in Town Two Rivers of 85-yr. old Mrs. Amalie Koch, motherin-law of Ed Schmidt, of old age debility. The funeral was held Sat. from the Lutheran Church in Two Rivers. Der Nord Westen, 11 Oct. 1900 ******** Amalie Schlicke Koch birth: 4 June 1815 Germany death: 3 October 1900 Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Two Rivers, Wis. residence: 1900 Two Rivers father: Dan Schlicke mother: Henrietta spouse: Fred Koch Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968 ******* [Amelia Koch]


AMELIA KOCH (d. 1944) Mrs. John Koch, 71, 151__Torrison Drive, died suddenly of a heart attack at the home this morning. She and her husband had risen as usual this morning and while Mr. Koch, custodian of the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran church, went to the church to attend the furnace, she started preparations for the Monday washing. When he returned home for breakfast, he found his wife dead on the kitchen floor. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran church, the Rev. Theodore Uetzmann officiating. Interment will be at Pioneers’ Rest Cemtery at Two Rivers. Mrs. Koch, nee Amelia Wascher, was born in Green Bay in 1872, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wascher, Sr. Her parents moved to Two Creeks when she was a child. She was married there in 1896 to John Koch and they located at Brillion. In 1925, they moved to this city. She was a member of the Ladies Aid society of the congregation. Survivors are the husband; daughter, Mrs. Edgar Mueller of Brillion; son, Arthur of Evanston, Ill.; two brothers, Charles of Toledo, Ohio, Arthur of Milwaukee; and five grandchildren. The body may be viewed at the Wattawa, Urbanek and Schlei funeral home from Tuesday at 7 p.m. until Thursday at 10 a.m. when it will be moved to the church to lie in state until the hour of the services. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, April 24, 1944


ANNA KOCH (d. 1900) (From the correspondent in Two Rivers, 13 Aug.) On Sun. a small child of Mr. H. Koch was buried from the Lutheran Church. Der Nord Westen, 16 Aug. 1900: ******* Anna Martha Koch birth: 12 April 1900 Two Rivers, Wis. death: 9 August 1900 Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Two Rivers residence: 1900 Two Rivers, Wis. father: Henry Koch mother: Ebbe Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


ANNA M. KOCH (d. 1953) In failing health for the past several months, Mrs. Anna Koch, 87, 1318 Hawthorne St., Two Rivers, and a resident of the city for more than 55 years, died at Two Rivers Municipal Hospital early Thursday, where she had been a patient for only a day. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. from the Klein & Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, and at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Two Rivers, the Rev. Frederic Garling officiating. Interment will be in Pioneers’ Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mrs. Koch, nee Anna Erbe, was born in Germany in 1866, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Erbe. She was married in Germany to Henry Koch, the family immigrating to this country and settling in Two Rivers in 1897. Her husband, who was prominent in affairs of St. John’s Church for years, serving as a trustee, died in 1942. Surviving Mrs. Koch are a daughter, Mrs. Herbert Knuth of Manitowoc, and four sons, Henry and Edgar of Two Rivers and John and Fred Koch of Denver, Colo. She also leaves a sister and brother in Germany, Mrs. Anna Fuhrer and John Erbe. There are 17 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 p.m. Friday until the time of services. Manitowoc Herald Times, November 12, 1953 P. 23


ARTHUR C. KOCH (d. 1904) Otto Carl Koch (sic) birth: 23 April 1904 Two Rivers, Wis. death: 3 May 1904 Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Two Rivers, Wis. residence: 1904 Two Rivers, Wis. father: Henry Koch mother: Mary Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


AUGUSTA KOCH (d. 1974) Funeral services for Miss Augusta Koch of 204-1/2 DeClarke St., Beaver Dam, a former Manitowoc resident who died this morning, will be at 11 a.m. at Beaver Dam with burial in Pioneers Rest Cemetery. Herald Times Reporter, September 6, 1974 ******** [Augusta Mathilda/bur. 09-09-1974/age 79 yrs.]


BARBARA KOCH (d. 1915) Mrs. George Koch, a former resident of Two Rivers, who has been living at Mishicot for the past few months at the home of her sister, Mrs. Albert Schmidt, died Monday, Dec. 7, after an illness of three months. The deceased was a native of Hessin, Germany. She came to this country in 1882 and has resided in the county since. ******** The Rev. Henry Koch has returned to Reedsville after being called to Two Rivers by the death of his mother there. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Wednesday, December 08, 1915, Page 3


EDWARD H. KOCH (d. 1975) Edward Koch, 77, of 1322 S. 15th St., Manitowoc, died Tuesday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Jens Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The Rev. Paul H. Blaufuss will officiate with burial in Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mr. Koch was born Feb. 19, 1898, son of the late Fred and Mary Gesell Koch. He attended Two Rivers schools and operated a grocery store for 10 years at Two Rivers. He married Viola Strodthoff Nov. 18, 1920, at Two Rivers. They came to Manitowoc in 1932 where he was employed a short time at the Herald-Times Reporter and later at Manitowoc Engineering Co., retiring in 1962. He was a member of Eagles Aerie 706 of Manitowoc. Friends may call at Jens Funeral Home from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday until the time of service. Herald Times Reporter, Wednesday, June 4, 1975


ELBERTA KOCH Mrs. Kenneth Koch, 50, of 2109 Roosevelt Ave., Two Rivers, died Thursday morning at Two Rivers Municipal Hospital, where she had been a patient for two weeks. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Deja and Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mark Catholic Church, the Rev. R. Thomas Peeters officiating. Mrs. Koch, nee Alberta(sic) Pauline Semrad, was born April 8, 1918, at Oconto, a daughter of the late John and Katherine Prucha Semrad. She attended Oconto schools and came to Two Rivers in 1939 and was employed at the Schwartz Mfg. Co. until her marriage June 28, 1941, to Kenneth Koch. For the past year she has been employed at the Family Heritage Home at Manitowoc. Besides her husband, she leaves a daughter, (private); four sons, (private); four sisters, Mrs. Al Propocki, Mrs. Joseph Kvitek, and Mrs. Katherine Abut of Two Rivers, and Mrs. J. Zippel of Oconto; and four grandchildren. Mrs. Wilfred Eireau of Oconto preceded her in death five months ago. Friends may call at the funeral chapels after 3 p.m. Friday where memorial services will be at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, September 19, 1968


ELIZABETH KOCH Mrs. Henry Koch, 81, of 2209-14th St., Two Rivers, died Tuesday night at Two Rivers Municipal Hospital. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Two Rivers, the Rev. Edward Stelter officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mrs. Koch, nee Elizabeth Palmer, was born June 26, 1891, at Fossil, Wyo., daughter of the late Thomas and Minnie Kalbus Palmer. When she was a child the family brought her to Two Rivers. She was married Sept. 19, 1914, at Two Rivers, to Henry Koch. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) A son, Kenneth, a sister and a brother, preceded her in death. Friends may call at Klein & Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, after 3 p.m. Thursday and after 11:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc-Two Rivers, Wis. January 24, 1973 ******** (26 Jun 1891/Jan 1973/SSDI)


ELLA M. KOCH Mrs. Fred Koch, 77, of 1013—19th St., Two Rivers, died Thursday afternoon at Manitowoc Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for nearly two months. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Two Rivers, the Rev. Richard Weber officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers’ Rest Cemetery. Mrs. Koch, nee Ella Steinhausen, was born Nov. 2, 1891, at Brookside, Oconto County, a daughter of the late Charles and Emma Gohr Steinhausen. She was married more than 55 years ago to Charles Neuman who preceded her in death in 1931. She then was married Oct. 6, 1934, at Two Rivers, to Fred Koch. Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Art Neuman of Two Rivers, a step-son, Irvin Koch of Manitowoc; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Peters of Oconto and Mrs. Lillian Schley of Green Bay; a brother, Frank Steinhausen of Abrams; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A son, Arnold Neuman, preceded her in death a number of years ago, having been a drowning victim. Friends may call at Deja and Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, August 8, 1969


FRED KOCH (d. 1971) Fred A. Koch, 84, formerly of 1013—19th St., Two Rivers, a retired longtime Hamilton Mfg. Co. employe who hadn’t missed a day of work in his entire 38 years of employment, died early Saturday morning at Park Lawn Home, Manitowoc, where he had been a patient for three weeks. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, the Rev. Paul Blaufuss, pastor of St. John United Church of Christ, Manitowoc, officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers’ Rest Cemetery. Mr. Koch was born Aug. 6, 1887, in the Town of Two Rivers, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Koch, Sr. He attended the district school and in his youth he began his long employment in the Paint Dept. of the Hamilton firm. He retired in 1954. He married the former Ella Neuman Oct. 6, 1934, at Two Rivers. She preceded him in death Aug. 7, 1969. Surviving are a daughter, (private); two sons, (private); a stepson, (private); a brother Edward of Manitowoc; eight grandchildren and a granddaughter. Friends may call at the funeral chapels from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday until the time of services. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, December 18, 1971 P.9 ******* [Frederick A.]


FREDERICK KOCH (d. 1937) HEART ATTACK IS FATAL TO OLD RESIDENT Fred Koch Sr. Stricken on Two Rivers Dock and Topples Into River The body of Fred Koch Sr., 91, one of the oldest residents of the county, was found floating in the East Twin River at Two Rivers late Friday afternoon. Coroner G. A. Rau said there was no water in Koch’s lungs. He ascribed death to an attack of heart disease suffered while Koch was taking his daily walk along the river bank near the Washington high school. No inquest will be held. Took Daily Walks The body was found by Daniel Hallada, 1608 29th street, Two Rivers, with whom Mr. Koch made his home in recent months. Mrs. Hallada, worried at Koch’s absence from the house, asked her husband to search along the river bank. The body was found floating 15 feet from shore, near the tennis courts. Koch, who had been in good health, was in the habit of taking walks, usually down Adams street and back to 29th street on Washington street. Hallada first drove down these streets looking for him and then began a search in the woods and along the waterfront near the home. The body was found face down in the water 15 feet from shore. It is surmised Koch was sitting near the water’s edge when stricken and toppled in. The water there is shallow. The body was removed by the coast guard crew. He was born in Schaafsdorf, Germany, in on Jan. 1, 1846. He came to America with his parents in 1857 and settled near Milwaukee from where he moved to a farm in the town of Mishicot. After his marriage to Mary Gessell on Feb. 23, 1880, he moved to Two Rivers where he was employed in the old pail factory and saw mill for many years. He worked in factories in that city until the age of 82. Lived in ___d Home His wife preceded him in death in 1930. Six children survive. They are Mrs. Lena Naidl, Mrs. Hattie Schneider, Henry, and Fred Jr., all of Two Rivers; Edward of Manitowoc; and William of Tampa, Fla. Edward Koch, a son, formerly conducted a grocery store in Two Rivers. The elder Koch stayed with the Halladas because he preferred to live in the old home in which he lived with his daughter, Mrs. Schneider, for many years. The latter recently moved away. The body was taken to the Beduhn funeral home where it may be viewed after this evening. Funeral services will be held from the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Monday and from St. John’s Lutheran Church, Two Rivers, at 2 p.m. The Rev. W. G. Haase will conduct the services and interment will be in Pioneers’ Rest cemetery, Two Rivers. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, August 7, 1937, Page 4


FREDERICK KOCH, PASTOR (d. 1939) REV. KOCH, 78, DIES AT HOME THIS MORNING Retired Minister Did Pioneer Pastoral Work For Four-Score Years The Rev. Frederick Koch, 78, retired, died this morning at the residence, 1109 North Eighth street, where he made his home with a daughter, Miss Augusta Koch. He had been in failing health for several weeks. Funeral services for the Evangelical Lutheran pastor, who did more than 40 years of pioneering work in the ministry before retiring 10 years ago, will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. from the home and at 2 o’clock from the First German Evangelical Lutheran church, the Rev. L. H. Koeninger officiating. Interment will be in Pioneer Rest Cemetery at Two Rivers. Born in Germany He was born in Mansbach, Hessen, Germany, in 1861 and when a young man of 20, came to this country, the family locating in Milwaukee. A short time later the Koch family came to Two Rivers where he decided to enter the ministry. He attended Northwestern college at Watertown, Wis., and later completed his studies for the ministry at the Evangelical Lutheran Theological seminary at Wauwatosa, Wis. Rev. Koch’s first charge was at Hadar, Neb., in 1888. Before leaving for that place, he married Miss Wilhelmina Damler of Two Rivers. He remained at Hadar until 1890 when he was assigned a pastorate at Randolph, Wis., which he filled until 1902. His next assignment was at the Evangelical Lutheran church at Caledonia, Racine county. This he filled until 192__ when he retired from the ministry and located at Two Rivers. In 1930, the Rev. and Mrs. Koch moved to this city. Last year, they observed their golden wedding anniversary. Mrs. Koch died last September. List Survivors Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Gustave Berg of Caledonia, Mrs. William Duehring of Friesland, Wis., and Miss Augusta of this city; son, Dr. Henry Koch of Bronxville, N.Y.; brother, the Rev. Henry Koch of this city; sister, Mrs. Albert Schmidt of Two Rivers. The body may be viewed at the Wattawa, Urbanek and Schlei funeral home from Thursday evening until Saturday morning when it will be moved to the Koch home, 1109 North Eighth street. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, August 29, 1939 ******** [bur. 09-02-1939]


GEORGE KOCH George Koch, an aged resident of the Southside passed away Sunday at the home of his daughter Mrs. Peter Schmidt. He had been confined to bed with illness for several months. His wife preceded him in death by a few months only. The funeral took place Wednesday afternoon from St. John's Lutheran Church of which the deceased had been a devoted member the past 33 years. Mr. Koch was born at Mannsbach, Hesse, Germany 85 years ago. He was married in 1853 to Barbara Kops and they came to Two Rivers from Germany in 1882. He is survived by four children, Rev. Fred Koch of Caledonia, Rev. Henry Koch of Reedsville, and Mrs. Albert Schmidt of the town of Mishicot and Mrs. Peter Schmidt of this city. Two Rivers Reporter, Friday, March 24, 1916


HENRIETTA KOCH (d. 1924) COUPLE MOURN DEATH OF THEIR ONLY DAUGHTER Mr. and Mrs. Henry Koch, 1601 Madison street are mourning the death of their only daughter, Henrietta, aged six months, who died after a lingering illness, death being due to erysipelas. Funeral services will be held tomorrow after- noon at 2 o'clock. Manitowoc Herald News, July 25, 1924 p.5


HENRIETTA KOCH (d. 1981) Funeral services for Mrs. Henrietta Koch, 88, of 2225 S. 11th St., Manitowoc, who died Monday morning January 5, at Holy Family Hospital will be announced Tuesday by Deja and Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers. Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter ******** Mrs. Henrietta Koch, 88, of 2225 S. 11th St., Manitowoc, died Monday morning, January 5, at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Deja and Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers. The Rev. Gerald Schrankler will officiate and burial will be in Pioneers Rest Cemetery Two Rivers. Mrs. Koch, nee Henrietta Vietz, was born Oct. 16, 1892, at Two Rivers, daughter of the late Fred and Emily Grumann Vietz. She attended Two Rivers Public Schools and high school in Denver, Colorado. She was married to Henry F. Koch Nov. 25, 1915 in Two Rivers. He preceded her in death July 17, 1957. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy and Robert Breckenridge of Appleton and Bonnie and Robert Klingbiel of Manitowoc, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A daughter preceded her in death. Friends may call at Deja and Martin Funeral Chapels 5 o’clock to 8 o’clock this Tuesday evening. Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter ******** (16 Oct. 1892/Jan. 1981/SSDI)


HENRY KOCH (d. 1942) Henry Koch, Sr., 78, 1818? Hawthorne avenue, Two Rivers, a resident of that city for 45(?) years, died at the Municipal hospital there on the morning of Thanksgiving day. He had been a patient for 11 months. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 1:30 from the Klein & Stangel Inc., funeral home, and at 2 o’clock in St. John’s church, the Rev. W. G. Haase officiating. Interment will be in the family plot in Pioneers’ Rest cemetery. The body may be viewed at the funeral home until the hour of services. Henry Koch, Sr., was born in Ransbach, Germany, on June 11, 1864. In June of 1888, he was married in that country to Anna Marie Erbe. In 1897, the Kochs, with their four children, immigrated to this country, coming directly to Two Rivers, where they had resided since. Eleven children were born to the union, four of whom preceded him in death. The couple had celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at their southside home in 1937. Mr. Koch was an employe of the Hamilton Mfg. company for many years, retiring five years ago. A devout member of St. John’s church, of which he was a trustee for many years, he was also an active member of the Harmonia singing society up to the time of his illness. Surviving Mr. Koch are the widow; a daughter, Mrs. Aletha Knuth of Manitowoc; and six sons, Henry, Jr., of Two Rivers, George of Milwaukee, John and Fred of Denver, Colo., and Peter and Edgar Koch of Two Rivers. There are also 16 grandchildren and two great-grand- children. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, November 27, 1942 ******* (The following obit is for his son) John Koch, 69, of Denver, Colo., former operator of a bakery at Two Rivers and a veteran of World War I, died Friday morning at Fitzsimmons Veterans Hospital, Denver. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hosmans Funeral Home, Denver. Burial will be at Ft. Logan Veterans Cemetery, Denver. Mr. Koch was born April 12, 1893, in Germany, son of the late Henry and Anna Erbe Koch. When he was four the family brought him to this country, settling at Two Rivers in 1920 after which he operated the South Side Bakery for a number of years before moving to Denver. He operated a bakery in Denver for a number of years up to his retirement several years ago. Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Jean Andeson, of Denver; a sister, Mrs. Herbert Knuth, of Manitowoc; three brothers, Fred, of Denver and Henry and Edgar, of Two Rivers, and two grandchildren. Manitowoc Herald Times, June 30, 1962 P.9


HENRY F. KOCH (d. 1957) Henry F. Koch, __ at ___ ___ St., Two Rivers, longtime employe of the Hamilton Mfg. CO. as a draftsman in the engineering research department, died unexpectedly of a heart attack Wednesday morning while at luncheon at the home of his son-in- law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Breckenridge, at Appleton. He had previously been in good health. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Deja & Martin Chapels, Two Rivers, the Rev. Paul Blaufuss, pastor of St. John Evangelical and Reformed Church, ____ officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers’ Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mr. Koch was born Aug. 5, 1892, in two Rivers, son of the late Fred and Mary Gesell Koch. He attended St. John Parochial School, Two Rivers, and also Two Rivers High School. He entered the employ of the Hamilton firm at Two Rivers in his early youth and after employment elsewhere for several years he returned to Hamilton where he worked as a draftsman the past 28 years. He was a member of the Hamilton Goodfellow- ship Club and the “25 Year Club.” Surviving are his wife, the former Henrietta Vietz, whom he married in Two Rivers Nov 25, 1915; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Breckenridge of Appleton and Mrs. Robert Klingbiel of Manitowoc; three brothers, Fred of Two Rivers, Edward of Manitowoc and William of Albany, N.Y., and two grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral chapel until the time of service. Manitowoc Herald Times, July 18, 1957 P.23


HENRY W. KOCH, REV. (d. 1961) Rev. Koch, 92, Dies Following Brief Illness MANITOWOC—The oldest living ex-pastor of the 104-year-old Sts. John and James Evangelical Lutheran Church of Reedsville, the Rev. Henry W. Koch, 92, died at home, 2614 Calumet Ave, Saturday afternoon after a brief illness. He had made his home at Manitowoc since his retirement in 1934, having served as pastor of the Reedsville church for 27 years, from 1907 to 1934. Pastor Koch was born March 30, 1869, in Germany, son of the late George and Barbara Kroph Koch. He came with his parents to Two Rivers at the age of 13 and attended Two Rivers schools. Hospital Pastor He later attended Northwestern College at Watertown and then was graduated from the seminary at Wauwatosa. He married Ida Lueders Nov. 3, 1897, at Milwaukee. Shortly after his marriage, he did ministerial work with four congregations in Minnesota—at Sheridan, Seaford, Morton and Redwood Falls. In 1901, the couple traveled to Greenville in Outagamie County where he served as pastor of the Lutheran Church until 1907 when he began his 27 years as pastor at Reedsville. His wife preceded him in death in 1926. He married Margaret Blasberg in August, 1927, at Hortonville, Outagamie County. Until an illness overtook him several years ago, he had been pastor of Manitowoc County Hospital for many years. Two daughters preceded him in death. Funeral Services Survivors include his wife; three sons, Hans of Menasha, the Rev. Reinhardt of Maribel, and Marcus of Two Rivers; a daughter, Miss Gerda, of Minneapolis; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Martin J. Goers of Batavia, Ill., and Mrs. James Heussner of Phoenix, Ariz.; 20 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Rev. Armin Roekle officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Friends may call at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home until 10:30 a.m. Tuesday when the casket will be moved to the church. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, June 19, 1961


IDA KOCH WIFE OF REV. H. KOCH DIES AT REEDSVILLE Suffering an acute attack of appendicitis at Reedsville last Friday, and rushed to Green Bay where she underwent an operation Monday, Mrs. Ida Koch, wife of Rev. Henry Koch, failed to survive the shock and died at the Bellin Memorial hospital at 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon. The body was returned to Reedsville where services will be held Sunday afternoon from the home at 2 o’clock followed by services at St. John’s Lutheran church where her husband has served as pastor for 18 years. Mrs. Koch who was Ida Lueder before her marriage, was born at Milwaukee and passed her 52nd birthday March 3. She was married to Rev. Koch twenty-seven years ago, he at that time holding a charge in Minnesota. Later the couple came to Wisconsin and located at Greenville and eighteen years ago, Rev. Koch accepted the call to Reedsville and has since served the church in the village. Surviving Mrs. Koch are the husband and four children, Rev. Hans Koch of Friesland, Wis., Reinhardt, who graduates from the Wauwatosa Seminary this year, Marcus, who completes the course at Northern at Watertown this year and Gerda who is a teacher at Milwaukee. Two children preceded the mother in death. Mrs. Koch’s mother, Mrs. Amalia Lueders, and two sisters, Mrs. LaFever, Florida, and Miss Victoria Lueders of Milwaukee also survive. Manitowoc Herald News, Friday, May 21, 1926


JOHN KOCH (d. 1953) John Koch, former president and trustee in the village of Brillion and prominent in the contracting business there for many years, died Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edgar Mueller, in the city of Brillion, with whom he resided. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Manitowoc, with the Rev. Theophil Uetzmann officiating. Mr. Koch was born in Manitowoc in 1870 and a few years later his parents moved to a farm south of Brillion. In 1896 he married Miss Amelia Wascher at Two Creeks. They located in Brillion where Mr. Koch was a mason contractor. He built several schools and churches and the first City Hall. He was named a trustee of the village and later became president during which time the waterworks were installed. In 1925 the Kochs moved to Manitowoc, where for a number of years Mr. Koch was employed by the Walter Oeflein Company. His wife died nine years ao since which time he resided with his daughter in Brillion. Survivors are a son, Arthur of Evanston, Ill.; daughter, Mrs. Edgar Mueller of Brillion; sister, Mrs. Albert Jensen of Milwaukee; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Friends may call at the Luecker Funeral Home, Brillion, after 7 p.m. Tuesday. The casket will be moved to the church in Manitowoc Thursday morning where the body may be viewed after Thursday noon. ******** John Koch, 83-year-old former mason contractor in Brillion and Manitowoc, passed away at 5 p.m. Monday at the home of his daughter. Mrs. Edgar Mueller, 121 S. Main St., Brillion. He was born in Manitowoc on Feb. 10, 1870. He came to Brillion with his parents and later organized the Brillion Concrete Works. Following the major fire in Brillion in 1896, he was instrumental in rebuilding damaged buildings and erecting new structures to replace those lost in the blaze. Mr. Koch’s firm built such Brillion landmarks as Trinity Lutheran Church, Brillion high school and the city hall. He served as a village trustee and later became village president. He headed the committee in the early 1920’s when the Brillion Water Works was installed. In 1925, he moved to Manitowoc where he continued in the construction business. Mr. Koch was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church at Manitowoc. He returned to Brillion nine years ago following the death of his wife in 1944. The survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Edgar Mueller of Brillion and a son, Arthur Koch, of Evanston, Ill.; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Albert Jensen of Milwaukee. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Immanuel Lutheran Church at Manitowoc with the Rev. Theo Uetzmann officiating. Burial will be made in the Two Rivers cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Luecker Funeral home in Brillion from 7 p.m. this evening until Thursday morning and at the church in Manitowoc from Thursday noon until the services at 2 o’clock. Sheboygan Press, Tuesday, April 7, 1953, Page 8


JOHN KOCH (d. 1963) John Koch, 86, formerly of 1914 School St., and a retired employe of Schmitt Lumber Co., Two Rivers, died early Tuesday morning at Bethany Manor Nursing Home, Sheboygan. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Klein & Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, the Rev. M. W. Oechler officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers’ Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mr. Koch was born Nov. 22, 1876, in the Town of Glenmore, Brown County, son of the late John and Wilhelmina Luckow Koch. When he was a child, the family brought him to a farm into the Town of Two Creeks and he came to Two Rivers in 1943 to become employed by the Schmitt firm, retiring in 1951. He never married. Survivors include two nephews, Donald and Alvin Koch, of Milwaukee. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Wednesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, October 8, 1963


KARL A. KOCH DEATH VICTOR OVER YOUTH IN LONG BATTLE Two Rivers-After six months continued violent attacks of tuberculosis Carl August Koch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Koch, died Thursday. He was twenty-three years old, having been born 1898, and resided with his parents on Hawthorne Avenue at the time of his death. He was a patient at the State Sanitorium at Wales for two and a half years prior to last Christmas, when he returned home. He was a quiet, unobtrusive young man who enjoyed great popularity in this community. He has six brothers; Henry Jr., John, Peter, Fred, Edgar, and George, who is in the United States Navy. He has one sister, Aletha. The funeral took place at three o'clock Saturday afternoon from St. John's Lutheran Church, the Rev. Haase conducting the ceremony. Manitowoc Herald News, Monday, July 25, 1921 P. 1


PETER KOCH (d. 1950) Peter Koch, 54, Dies At Hospital One of Two Rivers’ most ardent sportsmen and a star of its earlier baseball teams, Peter Koch, 54, of 1318 Hawthorne street, died late Tuesday morning at the Two Rivers Municipal hospital. He had been in failing health for several months. Funeral services will be held at the Klein & Stangel Inc., funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Friday and at 2 p.m. at the St. John Lutheran Church, Two Rivers. Services will be conducted by Rev. W. G. Haase. Interment will be in Pioneers Rest cemetery, Two Rivers. Mr. Koch gained fame after World War I as a shortstop on the Two Rivers baseball team in the old Fox River Valley league. He also played with the Golden Drops and Rexall amateur teams in the city leagues. In recent years, he had devoted most of his leisure time to bowling, hunting and fishing. He was recognized as one of the best bowlers in the Two Rivers area. Born in Germany in 1896, Mr. Koch was brought to the United States in his infancy by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Koch. A resident of Two Rivers most of his life, he worked for the Hamilton Manufacturing company for the past 30 years and had last been employed as a foreman in the machine shop. He was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are the widow, the former Erma Hindt; mother, Mrs. Anna Maria Koch, of Two Rivers; daughter, Mrs. Richard Waskow, of Two Rivers; and two sons, Pvt. Lyle of Shepherd Field, Tex., and Richard at home. Another daughter, Mrs. Maybelle Raduenz, died in 1945. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Herbert Knuth, of Manitowoc; four brothers, Henry and Edgar, both of Two Rivers, and John and Fred, both of Denver, Colo., and four grandchildren. Mr. Koch had been a member of the 11 Gold Star post 1248, VFW, of Two Rivers, the Hamilton Foremen’s Club, the Hamilton 30 year club and the male choir of the Harmonia singing society. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, November 22, 1950, Page 16


THOMAS JOHN KOCH, DEACON Thomas John Koch, age 66, of 605 S. Cty. Rd. J, Clarks Mills, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010. Tom was born Jan. 5, 1944, in Two Rivers, a son of the late Kenneth and Elberta "Pauline" (Semred) Koch. He graduated from Two Rivers Washington High School with the class of 1962. He continued his education at Manitowoc County Teachers' College and UW-Stevens Point where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education in 1970. In 1988, Tom received a Master of Science Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from UW-Milwaukee. He began his teaching career at Cedar Grove Elementary, continued at Mishicot Elementary, until retiring in June 1999. He also instructed at Silver Lake College and St. Mary's - Clarks Mills. On May 31, 2003, he was ordained as a Deacon by the Green Bay Diocese at St. Francis Cathedral. From July 1, 2003, to the present, Deacon Thomas Koch served as Ministerial Assistant for the Parishes of St. Mary's - Clarks Mills and St. Michael's - Whitelaw. Tom also volunteered his talents at various schools, including Columbus Elementary in Appleton. During Tom's education and ministry years of service, he was acknowledged for numerous awards. Tom's life was a continuous journey enhanced by his educational and ministry accomplishments, which gave him the compassion to reach out to his family, the church, his community, the young and the elderly. Tom touched the lives of countless families; supporting them from birth to eternal life. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a nephew: Kasey Herrmann; and a brother-in-law: Ronald Hablewitz. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Whitelaw. Concelebrating the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Most Rev. Bishop David Ricken, Rev. Dave Zimmerman assisted by Rev. Mark Faltone, Homolist. Burial will follow in Pioneer Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Friends may call at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Whitelaw, from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010. A parish prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m., led by Fr. Dave Zimmerman. Visitation will continue at the church Monday morning from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, 1506 - 18th St., Two Rivers, is assisting the Koch family with funeral arrangements. The family of Deacon Thomas Koch would like to thank everyone who has come into his life; and as a family we ask you to keep him in your prayers. Herald Times Reporter, Dec. 18, 2010


VIOLA KOCH Mrs. Edward Koch, 76, of 1322 S. 15th St., Manitowoc, died Wednesday at home. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Jens Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The Rev. Gerald Schrankler will officiate and burial will be in Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mrs. Koch, nee Viola Strodthoff, was born Feb. 9, 1900, in the Town of Newton, daughter of the late John and Mary Frosch Strodthoff. She attended Newton schools and was married to Edward Koch Nov. 18, 1920, at Two Rivers where they owned and operated a grocery store for 10 years. They moved to Manitowoc in 1932, residing at Manitowoc since Mr. Koch preceded her in death in 1975. Survivors include three daughters, (private); two brothers, Rueben and Clarence, of Two Rivers, two sisters, Mrs. Edward (Clara) Bergene of Valders and Mrs. Harry (Lila) Klug, of Green Bay; and eight grandchildren. A sister preceded her in death. Friends may call at Jens Funeral Home from 7 to 9 o’clock this Friday evening and Saturday until the time of service. Herald Times Reporter, Friday, April 2, 1976, Page 18


WILHELMINA KOCH (d. 1915) SIX GRANDSONS TO OFFICIATE AS PALL BEARERS Funeral of Mrs. Koch to be Held Tomorrow Six grandsons of the late Mrs. Wilhelmina Koch, whose death occurred Saturday after an illness of a few hours, will officiate as pall bearers at the funeral which will be held from the late home on South Seventh street at 1 o’clock tomorrow. Mrs. Koch is survived by eight children, thirty-two grand children and fourteen great grandchildren. Mrs. Koch’s death was unexpected and a great shock. She suffered an attack of illness early in the day but appeared improved at noon when a second attack resulted in her death. She was born in Germany April 29, 1836?, and came to this country with her husband in 1869. Mr. Koch died in 1890. Surviving children are Henry, Mrs. C. A. Beduhn, Mrs. C. Young and Oscar of this city; Robert of _____; Gustave of Gillette; Mrs. __ ____ of Kaukauna and Albert of Appleton. ___ ____ will officiate at ___ ____. Manitowoc Daily Herald, April 26, 1915 P.8


WILHELMINA KOCH (d. 1938) Mrs. Wilhelmina Koch, 78, wife of the Rev. Fred Koch, retired Lutheran pastor, died last night at the home, 1109 North Eighth street. She had been seriously ill only a few days. The couple observed their golden wedding anniversary two weeks ago. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and at 2 o’clock from the First German Evangelical Lutheran church, the Rev. L. H. Koeninger officiating. Interment will be in Pioneers Rest cemetery, Two Rivers. Mrs. Koch, nee Wilhelmina Damler, was born in Two Rivers in 1860 and was married to the Rev. Fred Koch in 1888. They moved to Hadar, Nebr., where he had a church and later to Randolph and Caledonia, in this state. Ten years ago he was transferred to a church in Two Rivers and eight years ago retired, moving to this city. Survivors are the widower; a son Henry, Bronxville, N.Y.; three daughters, Mrs. Gustave Berg, Caledonia, Wis., Mrs. William Duehring, Friesland, Wis., Miss Augusta Koch, Fond Du Lac; and 10 grandchildren. The body may be viewed at the Wattawa, Urbanek and Schlei funeral home from Friday noon until Saturday morning when it will be moved to the Koch home. Friends are asked to please omit flowers. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, September 15, 1938 ******* [bur. 09-17-1938]


MAGDALENA KOCK Mrs. Otto Kock, 72, nee Magdalena Kummerfeldt, died last night at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kellermann of 2214 13th street, Two Rivers. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Beduhn funeral home in Two Rivers. Burial will be in Pioneers Rest cemetery. She was born in Germany in 1872 and in 1893 was married to Mr. Kock. The couple, with four children, came to this county in 1906 settling at Mishicot and shortly after moved to Two Rivers. Mr. Kock was employed by the Kahlenberg company until his death five years ago. Mrs. Kock was a member of the St. Johns Lutheran church and the Aid society of the congregation. Survivors are two daugthers, Mrs. Kellermann and Mrs. Magdalena Nehring, of Two Rivers; a son, Hans, of this city; three grand- children and a great grandchild. The body may be viewed at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, December 14, 1944 P.2


OTTO KOCK SR. (d. 1939) Funeral services for Otto Kock, 72, a resident of Two Rivers for 33 years, who died yesterday, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Beduhn funeral home in that city, the Rev. W.G. Haase officiating. Interment will be in Pioneers' Rest cemetery. Mr. Kock was born in Germany in 1867 and in 1891 married Magdalena Kummerfeldt at Hamburg, Germany. Mr. Kock, a butcher, came to this country in 1905 and opened a market at Mishicot. A year later he moved to Two Rivers and since then has been employed by Two Rivers factories. Survivors are the widow; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Kellerman and Mrs. Magdelene Nehring, both of Two Rivers; son, Hans, of this city; brother and sister in Germany; and three grandchildren. The body may be viewed at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, October 26, 1939 P.2


MARIA KOEHLER From Der Nord Westen, 08 Nov. 1900: (From the correspondent in Two Rivers, 05 Nov.) The funeral of Mrs. Koehler was held Mon. She was an old resident of our city who has lived the last year with her son, Mr. L. Koehler of Tisch Mills. She reached the age of 90 yrs. 6 mos. and leaves 2 sons and 3 daughters, her husband having predeceased her several years ago. The well-attended funeral was from the Evangelical Church.


RALPH KOEHLER KOEHLER BOY DIES AT EIGHT Student At St. Luke's Sick For Over a Year Ralph, eight year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Koehler, 2219 Jackson street, died at his home at 8:30 o'clock this morning after an illness of more than a year. He had been a student of St. Luke's parochial school. Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Friday morning at St. Luke's Catholic church. The remains will be taken to the home Thursday afternoon from the C.J. Jansky funeral home. He was born in this city on June 23, 1925, and besides his parents, he leaves a sister, and brother (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, June 14, 1933 P.11 ******* (Note: I checked with the cem. office and he is in Pioneers Rest although Calvary is the Catholic cemetery next to it.)


HEINRICH FRIEDRICH KOEHNKE Body of 34-year old Henry Koehnke was found Mon. morning in the harbor at Two Rivers. The young married man is believed to have been a suicide. Der Nord Westen, 24 July 1884 ******** From the court index: Kochnke, Henry Inquest Death by drowning in Lake Michigan 22 Jul 1884 yr. 1884; #70; CF68


ALBERT KOESER SR (d. 1953) Albert Koeser, 77, 1419 15th St., Two Rivers, a lifelong resident of Two Rivers, died at the entrance of Two Rivers Municipal Hospital at midnight Monday after he was stricken with a heart attack in his room a short period previously. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Klein & Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, the Rev. M.J. Roehrdanz officiating. Interment will be in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Born in Two Rivers in 1876, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. August Koeser, he married Ida Benzinger in Two Rivers in 1900. She died four years later. Surviving are twin sons, Albert and Wilbert Koeser, both of Two Rivers. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 p.m. Tuesday until the time of services. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, June 9, 1953 P.19


ALBERT F. KOESER (d. 1980) Albert Koeser, 78, of 1917-13th St., Two Rivers, died Tuesday, November 4 at Two Rivers Community Hospital. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mark Catholic Church, Two Rivers. The Rev. John Neuser will officiate and burial will be in Pioneers Rest cemetery, Two Rivers. Mr. Koeser was born Aug. 17, 1902, at Two Rivers, son of the late Albert and Ida Benzinger Koeser. He was a member of Western Fraternal Life Association Lodge of Two Rivers and Senior Citizens. Survivors include a twin brother, Wilbert Koeser of Two Rivers and cousins. Friends may call at Klein and Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers after 4 p.m. Thursday. A Senior Citizens memorial service will be at 6 p.m. and a parish memorial service at 7 p.m. Herald Times Reporter, November 5, 1980 P.3 ******** (17 Aug 1902/Nov 1980/SSDI) ******** THROWN FROM HORSE, TWO RIVERS BOY SUSTAINS FRACTURE OF THE SKULL AND MAY DIE Thrown from a horse which he was riding, Albert Kaeser(sic), aged 14, was probably fatally injured Saturday afternoon at his home on a farm on Route Z out of Two Rivers. The boy was brought to the hospital in this city and is in precarious condition. The boy suffered a fracture at the base of the skull when he was thrown from the horse and was brought here in an unconscious condition. The lad’s body was seriously bruised. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Monday, August 06, 1917, Page 5


ANNA KOESER (d. 1906) Death Thursday last week of Anna Koeser, daughter of August Koeser in Two Rivers, of a heart disease. The deceased was born 06 Sept. 1869 in Two Rivers and has been ill since childhood. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon. Der Nord Westen, 08 Nov. 1906 ****** Annie Koeser birth: 6 September 1869 Two Rivers death: 1 November 1906 Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin residence: 1906 Two Rivers father: August Koeser mother: Henrietta Roeser Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


ANNA KOESER (d. 1951) Mrs. Anna Koeser, 93 (photo) of 1430 Hawthorne avenue, Two Rivers, died early Wednesday morning at the Shady Hill Convalescent home in Rosecrans following a short illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Evangelical United Brethren church in Two Rivers, the Rev. M. J. Roehrdanz officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers Rest cemetery, Two Rivers. Friends may call at the Pfeffer funeral home in Manitowoc after 3:30 p.m. Thursday and at 9 a.m. Friday, the body will be moved to the church to lie in state until time of services. Mrs. Koeser, known to her friends as “Grandma Koeser” was born Anna Ahrens in 1857 in the town of Kossuth. From 1862 to 1865, while her father was serving with the Union army, she, with her mother and younger brothers, were left to get along as best they could. During the 1870s she moved with her parents to a farm east of Shoto, which is still in the family owned by Mrs. Charles Ahrens. In 1877 she was married to Henry Mueller and the couple moved to Two Rivers. Mr. Mueller died in 1896, leaving her with seven children. In 1907, she was married to August Koeser, and he died in 1921. In addition to her seven children, Mrs. Koeser also took care of a nephew, Ahrens Chadek, after his mother died. When she was married to Mr. Koeser his grandchild, Viola Koeser, now Mrs. Fred Goldenstedt of Marquette, Mich., lived with the Koesers. Following the death of her youngest daughter, Mrs. Amanda Sattler, Mrs. Koeser reared the two Sattler daughters, who are now Mrs. Clyde Pfeffer of Manitowoc and Mrs. John Jaklin of Two Rivers. Of her seven children, four survive their mother. They are Mary, who lives in Two Rivers; Mrs. Wesley Drescher of Wauwatosa; Mrs. Hugh McBrien of Manitowoc and a son, William, route 1, Two Rivers; three brothers, John Ahrens of Mishicot, George of Milwaukee, and Louise of Manitowoc; nine grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Mrs. Koeser was a lifelong member of the Emanuel Evangelical United Brethren church in Two Rivers, and until a few years ago was an active member of the Ladies Aid society. Manitowoc Herald Times, August 29, 1951 P. 2 ******** [bur. 08-31-1951/age 93 yrs.] (nee Ahrens-Mueller scratched in top part of stone]


AUGUST KOESER FORMER SEXTON OF TWO RIVERS DIES AT AGE 79 August Koeser, pioneer settler of Two Rivers and for years city sexton there, died yesterday at the advanced age of 79 years. Mr. Koeser had been failing for some time and succumbed to infirmities of age. Mr. Koeser was a veteran of the civil war and one of the best known pioneers of Two Rivers where he settled in his youth, having made his home there for sixty-seven years, probably longer than any one now living. He was born in Germany. Decendent was twice married and is survived by his widow and one son, Albert Koeser. Four brothers and two sisters also survive. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon from the family home on Hawthorne street. Manitowoc Herald News, Wednesday, December 7, 1921 P.4


ELIZABETH KOESER Mrs. Elizabeth Koeser, 93, one of Two Rivers' oldest residents, died at her home, 1332 Madison street, Thursday evening. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran church with the Rev. M.J. Roehrdanz officiating. Interment will be in Pioneers' Rest cemetery at Two Rivers. Mrs. Koesner, nee Elizabeth Degler, was born on an island off the coast of Nova Scotia in 1855 when the ship on which her parents were crossing the ocean from Germany to this country was wrecked. A year later the Degler family arrived in Two Rivers from Quebec, Canada. At the time of her death Mrs. Koeser had lived in Two Rivers for about 92 years and was the lone survivor of a family of 13. In 1876 she was married to Mr. Koeser who preceded her in death a number of years ago. Mrs. Koeser was always active in the affairs of the community and followed with keen interest the news and happenings in the world about her. Last fall she broke into the headlines of many newspapers when she made an airplane trip to Indianapolis to visit a daughter. She was active in Evangelical church circles since a girl, being the second charter member of the Ladies Guild of the church. Until recent years she participated in the adult bible class at the church. Suriving are one son, Silas of Two Rivers; four daughters, Mrs. Lillian Kaiser of Two Rivers, Mrs. William Klingholz and Mrs. Clyde Nelson of Chicago; 19 grand- children and 44 great-grandchildren. The body may be viewed at the Beduhn funeral home in Two Rivers form 2 p.m. Sunday until 11 a.m. Monday when it will be removed to the church to lie in state until the time of services. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, July 9, 1948 P.2


EMMA KOESER After a long illness Mrs. Silas Koeser passed away Monday morning at her home, 2300 Thirteenth St., a victim of cancer of the stomach. Deceased, before her marriage was Miss Emma Thiede. She was born in this city in 1876, and had reached the age of 47 years when removed from the midst of her family of nine children, several of whom still need the mother's loving care, the youngest being four years of age. Besides her husband those who mourn her untimely death are the following sons and daughters; Mrs. Everett LaFond, Mrs. Lester Lonzo, Silas, Jr., Phyllis, Lloyd, William, Lois, Harold and Donald. Other relatives are her mother, Mrs. Henry Thiede; a sister, Mrs. Charles Haltaufderheide, and five brothers; Henry and Fred Mandel and August and Ernest Thiede of this city and William Thiede of Jefferson. Mrs. Thiede's death is a sad loss to her family and many friends who lived her as a devoted wife and mother. The funeral will be from the Evangelical church Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Two Rivers Reporter, Friday, February 9, 1923


ERNST KOESER E. KOESER, 75, CITY PIONEER, DIES AT HOME After a year's illness, Ernst Koeser, 75, one of the first native born white children of Two Rivers, and a life long resident, passed away this morning at the home, 1322 Madison street. Burial will be from the Emanuel Evangelical church Saturday afternoon. The deceased was born here in 1855 and at the age of nine years secured work at the old Mann Bros. sawmill. He remained in their employment until the closing of the plant in 1911. On August 31 that year he began to work for the Hamilton Manufacturing Company and remained with the firm until two years ago when sickness necessitated his retirement. Fify-five years ago Mr. Koeser was married to Elizabeth Degler, who still survives him. Besides his widow, he leaves four daughters, Mrs. Henry Nienstedt, this city; Mrs. Mabel Klingholz, Clevland, O.; Mrs. Lillian Kaiser, at home; Mrs. Emma Nelson, Chicago, and one son, Silas Koeser, of this city. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Pauline Heinhauf, of Waukesha. There are also 19 grand children and eight great grandchildren surviving Mrs. (sic) Koeser. Manitowoc Herald News, Wednesday, December 31, 1930 P.16


HENRIETTA KOESER From Der Nord Westen, 05 Nov. 1896: Death on Sun. in Two Rivers of Mrs. August Koeser, following a 6-mo. illness.


LLOYD KOESER Lloyd E. Koeser, 63, of 2402 Washington St., Two Rivers, an employe of the Hamilton Mfg. Co. wood plant for almost 44 years, died Tuesday afternoon at Two Rivers Municipal Hospital. He had been in failing health for several months. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Klein and Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, the Rev. Edward Stelter officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery. Mr. Koeser was born Sept. 5, 1905, at Two Rivers, a son of the late Silas and Emma Thiede Koeser. He attended Two Rivers public grade schools and Washington High School. He married the former Marie Blattler of Two Rivers in Chicago Aug. 5, 1931. He had been an employe in the wood plant of the Hamilton firm since May 26, 1925, and was a member of the company's Good- fellowship Club and the 40-Year Club. Besides his wife, he leaves two daughters, four sons (Survivors omitted for privacy.); four sisters, Mrs. Thelma LaFond, Mrs. George Lahey and Mrs. Lester Lonzo of Two Rivers and Mrs. Walter Green of Rice Lake, Wis.; three brothers, Silas of Green Bay, Harold of Elgin, Ill., and Donald of Two Rivers, and eight grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, March 19, 1969 P.25 ******* (06 Sep 1905/Mar 1969/SSDI)


JOSEPHINE KOESER Mrs. Josephine Koeser, 77, of 2300 13th St., Two Rivers, died at her home late Wednesday night following a two months illness. She sustained a broken hip in a fall early in the year. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Emanuel Evangelical United Brethren Church, Two Rivers, the Rev. M. J. Roehrdanz officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers’ Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mrs. Koeser, nee Josephine Barnes, was born at Menomonee Falls, Wis., on Feb. 1, 1879, a daughter of the late Isaac and Annie Leonhardt Barnes. She attended the grade school and high school at Menomonee Falls and for a number of years after her graduation she was employed at the Kam__ Insurance Agency at Milwaukee. She was married in Milwaukee to Silas Koeser of Two Rivers on June 30, 1928, and had been a resident of Two Rivers since Mr. Koeser preceded her in death five years ago. For many years she was a member of the Emanuel Church and also the Ladies Guild and the Martha Circle of the church. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Everett LaFond, Mrs. Lester Lonzo, and Miss Phyllis Koeser of Two Rivers, and Mrs. Walter Green of Elgin, Ill.; five sons, Lloyd and Councilman William and Donald of Two River, Silas Jr. of Green Bay and Harold of Elgin, Ill.; 33 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.. (1 line underinked)..Deja and Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, after 6 p.m. Friday until 11 a.m. Saturday when the casket will be taken to the church where the body will lie in state until the time of service. Manitowoc Herald Times, May 3, 1956 P. 26


SILAS P. KOESER In failing health the past four months, Silas P. Koeser, 74, member of widely known early Two Rivers family and a former organist at Emanuel Evangelical United Brethren church, died at his home at 2300 13th street Saturday evening. Funeral services will be held at Emanuel church at 2 p.m. Tuesday, the Rev. M.J. Roehrdanz officiating. Interment will be in the family plot in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Silas Paul Koeser was born in Two Rivers in 1877. Attending the public schools of Two Rivers, Mr. Koeser when a youth was a member of the crew of the old tug Temple Emory engaged in rafting logs from upper Michigan to Two Rivers for the Mann Brothers saw mill. When a young man he entered the mploye of the Hamilton Manufacturing company where he became an expert wood finisher. In 1909 Mr. Koeser and family moved to Ludington, Mich., where he took charge of the wood finishing department of the former Tubbs Manufacturing company, now the Carrom company. In 1917 he returned to Two Rivers and to the Hamilton company, where he resumed his wood finishing trade up to last November when he was stricken ill. Well known as a musician, Mr. Koeser was an organist in the old Emanuel Evangel- ical church for 16 years. After retiring as organist he continued as a member of the church choir for many years. Mr. Koeser was affiliated with the Two Rivers lodge of Mason, No. 200, the Albright Brotherhood of Emanuel church, and the "Thirty year club" of the Hamilton company. He was also a trustee of Emanuel church for several years. In 1899 Mr. Koeser married Emma Thiede, who preceded him in death in Two Rivers 27 years ago. Twenty three years ago he married Miss Josephine Barnes in Milwaukee. Besides the widow Mr. Koeser leaves four daughter, Mrs. Everett LaFond, and Mrs. Lester Lonzo both of Two Rivers, Miss Phyllis Koeser at home, and Mrs. Walter Green of Elgin, Ill.; five sons, Silas Jr., of Green Bay, Lloyd and Councilman William Koeser of Two Rivers, Harold of Elgin, and Donald Koeser of Two Rivers. He also leaves four sisters, Mrs. Henry Nienstedt of Gillett, Wis., Mrs. Lillian Kaiser of South Gate, Calif., and Mrs. William Klingholf of Indianapolis, Ind., and Mrs. Clyde Nelson of Chicago. There are 30 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Friends may call at the Beduhn funeral home, Two Rivers, until 11 a.m. Tuesday when the casket will be moved to the church to lie in state until time of services. Manitowoc Herald times, Monday, April 23, 1951 P.2 ******** [Silas Paul]


ALBERT KOHLS The funeral of Henry Albert Kohls, seventy-four who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William A.J. Schultz at Two Rivers, Wednesday was held at Two Rivers this afternoon. Mr. Kohls had been a resident of Two Rivers since 1870. His wife preceded him in death and he is survived by three children, Henry and Alfred and Mrs. William Schultz. Manitowoc Herald News, Saturday, July 8, 1922 P.3 ******* (Note: His age in the newspaper doesn't match his tombstone)


ALFRED KOHLS Alfred A. Kohls, 85, (photo) of 2206-13th St., Two Rivers, a retired Hamilton Mfg. Co. former department head, long active in the music circles in the area and who was one of the organizers of the Meistersinger Guild Male Chorus, and an early alderman, died at an early hour Friday at the Two Rivers Municipal Hospital. He had been in failing health for several months. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Emanuel Evangelical United Brethren Church, Two Rivers, the Rev. Karl F. Koch officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery. Mr. Kohls was born April 26, 1882, at Two Rivers, a son of the late Albert and Fredericka Grade Kohls. He married the former Amanda Leonhardt of Appleton at Milwaukee Aug. 4, 1902, where they resided for nearly two years and he was employed as a painter. Mrs. Kohls died March 10, 1966, at Two Rivers. In 1905 he entered the employment of the Hamilton Mfg. co., becoming foreman in the firm's Steel Finishing Dept. In 1937 he was made an inspector in the department and retired 25 years ago. For two terms, 1912 to 1916, Mr. Kohls served as an alderman at Two Rivers. An early member of the old Liederkranz Singing Society, he was a member of the old South Side Male Quartet for 25 years, which during the period also included Louis Ahrens of Manitowoc, and the late Peter Zinn, Arthur Zoerb and Richard Luebke of Two Rivers. He was also a charter member and one of the founders of the Meisteer- singer Guild Male Chorus at Two Rivers, established in 1929. A member of the Hamilton 40-year club, he was also a lifelong member of Emanuel church. Surviving Mr. Kohls are three daughters, Mrs. Seymour S. Altena nd Mrs. Ihler Henrickson, both of Two Rivers, and Mrs. Frank C. Lupo of Greenvill, S.C.; two sons, Ellis of Reedsville and Roland Kohls of Two Rivers, seven grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. A son and a daughter preceded him in death. Friends may call at Klein and Stangel, Inc. Funeral Home, Two Rivers, after 2 p.m. Sunday until 11 a.m. Monday when the casket will be taken to the church where the body will lie in state until the time of services. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, June 16, 1967 P.5


ALICE H. KOHLS Mrs. Alice Kohls, 56, of 2409-10 St., Two Rivers, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at home Tuesday. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Deja and Martin Funeral Chapels and at 10 a.m. at St. Mark Catholic Church, Two Rivers, the Rev. Michael Koch officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery. Mrs. Kohls, nee Alice Malkowski, was born at Two Rivers March 13, 1914, daughter of the late Peter and Rose Frozena Malkowski. She attended Two Rivers schools and was employed before her marriage to Norman Kohls Sept. 12, 1940, in Two Rivers at Hamilton Mfg. Co. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Lawrence Rocque, of Two Rivers; four brothers, Edmond, of Two Rivers, Frank, of Vallejo, Calif., Chester, of Ripon and Roland, of Albuquerque, N.M., and a number of nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. September 15, 1971


ELMER E. KOHLS Elmer Kohls, 54, a former Two Rivers resident, died at Milwaukee Monday night. He had been living with an aunt, Mrs. Joseph Campbell, in that city for more than 15 years. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Klein and (unreadable sentence) Two Rivers, the Rev. W.G. Haase officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mr. Kohls was born in Two Rivers in 1901, a son of the late Henry and Elizabeth Althen Kohls. He is survived by a brother, Norman of Two Rivers. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, February 22, 1955 P.15


HENRY W. KOHLS Henry Kohls, 74, 1109 Madison street, Two Rivers, an employe of the municipal water and light plant for 25 years, died this morning at the Two Rivers hospital, following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Klein and Stangel Inc., funeral home. Burial will be in Pioneers Rest cemetery. Mr. Kohls was born in Germany in 1869 and came to this country with his parents at an early age. In 1896 he married Louise Althen. She died in 1939. On Novermber 1, 1917 Henry Kohls accepted a position with the city of Two Rivers and became plant operator of the old powerhouse in the days when the municipality generated its own power for street lighting facilities. He later became an operator at the electric plant and during the last year as a city employe was engaged in maintanence work, retiring because of ill health on November 1, 1942, exactly 25 years after accepting employment with the city. Survivors are two sons Elmer and Norman of Two Rivers, a sister Mrs. William A.J. Schultz and a brother, Alfred Kohls, both of Two Rivers. The body may be viewed at the funeral home from Sunday afternoon at two o'clock until the time of the services. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, November 20, 1943 P.2


LOUISE KOHLS Funeral services for Mrs. Henry Kohls, 64, who died at her home at Two Rivers yesterday after being in failing health for several years, will be held at Two Rivers Monday afternoon. There will be services from the Beduhn funeral home at 1:30 o'clock and at St. John's Lutheran church at 2 o'clock. The Rev. W.G. Haase will officiate and interment will be in Pioneers' Rest cemetery. The body may be viewed at the Beduhn funeral home from tonight until the hour of the funeral. Mrs. Kohls was a lifelong resident of Two Rivers. She was born Louise Althen June 24, 1875. Survivors are the widower, two sons, two sisters and three brothers. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, December 15, 1939 P.8


NORMAN KOHLS Norman W. Kohls, 62, of 2409-10th St., Two Rivers, took his life at his home Wednesday afternoon. Private funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, and at 2 p.m. at St. Mark Catholic Church, the Rev. Joseph Boehm officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery. Norman Kohls was born Aug. 1, 1908, at Two Rivers, a son of the late Henry and Louise Althen Kohls. He attended Two Rivers public schools and was engaged as a painter in his earlier years. In 1934 he took employment at the Hamilton Mfg Co. Steel Plant where he had worked since. He married the former Alice Malkowski at Two Rivers Sept. 12, 1940. Besides his wife he leaves several nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation at the funeral chapels. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. February 18, 1971


ELLA C. KOLDOFF Mrs. Ella Koldoff, 85, formerly of Rt. 2, Two Rivers, a resident of Family Heritage Home, Manitowoc, died at the home early Wednesday morning. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Two Rivers, the Rev. Richard Weber officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mrs. Koldoff, nee Ella Rausch, was born July 1, 1887, in the Town of Two Rivers, daughter of the late Frederick and Louise Krueger Rausch. She attended the district school and was married to Frank Koldoff at Two Rivers. The couple operated a farm and dairy in the township for a number of years. He preceded her in death March 31, 1963. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) A son and two sisters preceded her in death. Friends may call at Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday and after 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc-Two Rivers, Wis. Bebruary 7, 1973 ******* (Ella Koldoff/01 Jul 1887/Feb 1973/SSDI)


NORMAN KOLDOFF Norman J. Koldoff, 24, who assisted his father, Frank Koldoff, in operating a farm 2 1/2 miles west of Two Rivers on County Trunk D, died Sunday noon at the Two Rivers municipal hospital after a two week's illness. He was brought to the hospital Saturday night. Funeral services will be held at Two Rivers Wednesday, at 1:30 p.m. from the Beduhn funeral home and at 2 o'clock from the St. John's Lutheran church with the Rev. W.G. Haase officiating. Interment will be in Pioneers' Rest cemetery. The young man was born July 20, 1916 in the town of Two Rivers and spent his entire life there. He attended rurals and St. John's Lutheran school, at Two Rivers. Survivors are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Koldoff; one sister, Mrs. Conrad Lorenz, living on the homestead; one brother, Martin of Manitowoc; and one niece (Survivor omitted for privacy.) The body was taken to the Beduhn funeral home and may be viewed there until the time of the funeral. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, October 28, 1940 P.2


ALGOT C. KOLLBERG A.C. Kollberg Dies Suddenly TWO RIVERS—Stricken with a heart attack at his home at 1306 Madison St., early Tuesday night, Algot C. Kollberg, 53, custodian at the Hamilton Community House for nearly three years and prominent in Masonic circles, died at Two Rivers Municipal Hospital early Wednesday. Mr. Kollberg, past master of Two Rivers Lodge No. 200, F. & A.M., and who recently completed his term as high priest of Barney G. Lyman chapter No. 116, Royal Arch Masons, had been making preparations with Mrs. Kollberg to move into their newly erected residence on Memorial Drive Wednesday. Friends said he had been working strenuously in the past few days in moving household effects to the new dwelling. Rites Friday Masonic funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. in Emanuel Evangelical United Brethren Church, the Rev. M. J. Roehdranz officiating. The Masonic ritualistic work will be conducted at the church and at the graveside in Pioneers’ Rest Cemetery by Past Master Heber Clayton of the Two Rivers Masonic lodge. Algot Kollberg was born in Mason County, Michigan, near Ludington in 1898, a son of the late Charles and Thelma Pederson, who immigrated from Sweden. When he was a young man he came to Two Rivers and in 1920 entered the employ of the Aluminum Goods Company, Plant No. 1. For 18 years he was shift foreman in the rolling mill both here and at Manitowoc. Later he worked at the Kahlenberg Bros. Company here and the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company. Nearly three years ago he was appointed head custodian of the Hamilton Community House where he had been working since. Active Mason Active in Affairs of Emanuel Church, Mr. Kollberg also belonged to most of the Masonic organizations. He was worshipful master of the Blue Lodge of Masons four years ago and was high priest of the Barney G. Lyman Chapter No. 116, Royal Arch Masons last year. He was also affiliated with the Manitowoc Commandery No. 45, Knights Templar and the Council of Royal and Select Masters, Manitowoc. Surviving are his wife, the former Lulu Liedtke, who he married in 1921, a daughter, Miss Charlotte Kollberg at home, and a son, Russell Kollberg of Manitowoc. He also leaves three sisters, Mrs. Hilda Degner of Fresno, Calif., Miss Amanda Kollberg of Ludington, and Mrs. Anna Close of Muskegon, Mich., and two brothers, Otto and Charles Kollberg of Ludington. Friends may call at the Klein & Stangel, Inc. Funeral Home from 2 p.m. Thursday until 10:30 a.m. Friday when the casket will be moved to the church. Manitowoc Herald Times, January 9, 1952 P. 13


WILHELM KOLM A lung illness took the life Sun. morning of Friedrich Wilhelm Kolm of Two Rivers. Mr. Kolm was born 01 Dec. 1831 in Mecklenburg. He came to America in 1861, lived one year in Middleton, in the vicinity of Madison, and moved to Two Rivers in 1864 where he has lived ever since. He leaves his sorrowing widow. The funeral was held Tues. from the Lutheran Church. Der Nord Westen, 25 June 1903 ****** Frederich William Kohm birth: 1 December 1831 Germany death: 21 June 1903 Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Two Rivers, Wis. residence: 1903 Two Rivers, Wis. father: Carl Kohm mother: Mary spouse: Dora Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


PHYLLIS E. KOMOROSKI Phyllis E. Komoroski, age 84, of 2304 45th St., Two Rivers, died on Thursday morning, May 31, 2007, at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc. Phyllis was born on July 23, 1922 in Two Rivers, daughter of the late Walter and Malinda (Witt) Kempfert. She graduated from Washington High School class of 1940. On Sept. 3, 1947, Phyllis married Valentine "Val" Komoroski at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Two Rivers. He preceded her in death on March 11, 1997. She enjoyed cooking and doing word puzzles. Phyllis was a past member of the Two Rivers Ladies Dartball League and past member of the VFW Auxiliary. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) She was preceded in death by four brothers-in-law and two sisters-in- law: and Glenn and Lucille Stueck; Art Riha; Edwin and Mary Komoroski; and Delmar Novak. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 4, 2007, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Two Rivers. Presiding at the service will be the Rev. Edward Stelter. Burial will follow at Pioneer Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. The family will greet relatives and friends on Monday, June 4, 2007, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Two Rivers, from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. The Klein & Stangel Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, Two Rivers, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. A special thank you to the care givers who made it possible for Phyllis to remain in her own home for the past several year: Anna Mae, Amy, Wendy, Sherrie, Sue, Lori, Rosie, Mary, Pam and Kay. And thank you (private). God bless you all! Herald Times Reporter, June 1, 2007


MICHAEL KONIECZKA Funeral services for Michael Konieczka, 63, of 1510-23rd St., Two Rivers, who died at home Saturday after a long illness, will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Klein & Stangel Inc., Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Two Rivers. The Rev. James Stamborski will officiate and burial will be in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery. Mr. Konieczka was born Aug. 26, 1908, at Pulaski, a son of the late Andrew and Mary Wichlacz Konieczka. He married Lorraine Wacek at Sacred Heart Church Aug. 11, 1940. She died in 1963. An employe of Two Rivers Municipal Hospital until his illness, he was one of the earliest members of the Two Rivers Aerie of Eagles and was president in 1959-60. He leaves three sisters, Mrs. Monica Bastian of Two Rivers and Mrs. Howard Hermann and Mrs. Roger Gauthier of Manitowoc, a brother, John of Two Rivers and nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:30 o'clock this Monday afternoon where memorial services for the Eagles will be at 7 o'clock and the parish vigil at 7:30 o'clock this Monday evening until time of service. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. January 10, 1972 ******** (Michael Konieczka/26 Aug 1908/Jan 1972/SSDI)


CARL KOPISCHKE C. KOPISCHKE DEATH SUNDAY Heart Attack is Fatal After Short Illness Carl E. Kopischke died at his home at 1434 Hawthorne avenue last evening of heart trouble after a two-day illness. Mr. Kopischke was born in Germany on October 11, 1877, and came to this country in 1904. He lived in Illinois where he was married to Mathilda Ziehlke in 1904. In 1914 the couple took up their residence at Tigerton where they lived for six years before coming to this city. Mr. Kopischke is survived by his widow and three daughters, Mrs. Frieda Sonntag of this city, Erna at home and Hilda who is a student nurse at Columbia hospital at Milwaukee. He also leaves two brothers and two sisters who are in Germany and a brother, Fred Kopischke of Appleton. The funeral will be held on Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock from the St. John’s Lutheran church, the Rev. W.G. Haase officiating. The body will lie in state at the Beduhn and Goetz funeral home. Manitowoc Evening Times, Monday, April 20, 1931, Page 7


HILDA KOPISCHKE Hilda Kopischke, 48, of 1810 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, assistant director of nurses at Children's Hospital, Milwaukee, and a former Two Rivers resident, died at Columbia Hospital, Milwaukee, late Friday. She had been ill four days. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Calvary Lutheran Church, Two Rivers, the Rev. Carl ?psen officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Miss Kopischke was born Sept. 14, 1911, at La Salle, Ill., a daughter of the late Carl and Mathilda Zielke Kopischke. When she was a child the family brought her to Tigerton, Wis., where she attended grade school. Several years later the family came to Two Rivers where she was graduated from Washington High School. She enrolled in a nursing course at Columbia Hospital, Milwaukee, from which she was graduated as a registered nurse. For many years she had been at Milwaukee Children's Hospital. She was a member of the Church of the Redeemer at Milwaukee. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Eldon Sonntag and Mrs. Harry V. Slater of Two Rivers. Friends may call at Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, after 3 p.m. Monday until 11 a.m. Tuesday when the casket will be taken to the church where the body will lie in state until the time of service. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. April 23, 1960 P. 3


MATHILDA KOPISCHKE Mrs. Carl Kopischke, 70, of 1434 Hawthorne street, Two Rivers, died this morning at her home. She had been ill the past several months. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the St. John Lutheran church, Two Rivers, the Rev. W. G. Haase officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers Rest cemetery. Mrs. Kopischke, nee Mathilda Zielke, was born in Germany in 1878 and was married to Carl Kopischke in Germany in 1904, after which the couple came to this country. They settled at Tigerton, Wis., for a short while after which they moved to La Salle, Ill. In 1920 they came to Two Rivers. Mr. Kopischke died in April 1931. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Eldon Sonntag and Mrs. Harry Slater of Two Rivers, and Hilda Kopischke of Milwaukee. The body may be viewed at the Beduhn funeral home, Two Rivers, after 4 p.m. Wednesday and will be moved to the church at 11 a.m. Thursday. Manitowoc Herald Times, June 29, 1948 P.2


RALPH O.C. KOPPLIN ONE GRAVE FOR STEPBROTHERS WHO DROWNED Funeral services for Clarence Johnson and Ralph Koplin, the two boys who lost their lives in the lake and whose bodies were recovered by the police and Two Rivers coast guard yesterday afternoon, will be held at Two Rivers, former home of the Johnson family, Thursday afternoon. The bodies were taken to the Frazier & Shimek chapel where they will remain until taken to Two Rivers on Thursday. The two boys will be laid to rest side by side in one grave. A heart-rending scene that moved strong men to tears was enacted on the beach of the north shore yesterday when the body of Clarance (sic) Johnson was taken from the water. The father, John Johnson moved by his deep grief became almost hysterical in his cries to his son and when the body of the Koplin boy, stepson of Mr. Johnson, was later brought to the beach, the scene was repeated. There seems to be no question that the Johnson lad lost his life in an effort to aid his companion when the latter fell into the lake. Manitowoc Herald News, Tuesday, November 16, 1920 P.1


DANIEL KOSKA Daniel O. Koska, 71, of 309 - 23rd St., Two Rivers, died Wednesday morning, March 19, at Two Rivers Community Hospital. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke Catholic Church, Two Rivers. The Rev. Greg Smith will officiate and burial will be in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mr. Koska was born March 22, 1914, at Tisch Mills, son of the late Frank and Mary Stangel Koska. He married Ada Bugler, Sept. 1, 1934, at Waukegan, Ill. Mr. Koska was employed at Eggers Industries for 38 years, retiring in January of 1977. Mr. Koska was a member and past president of the Two Rivers Eagles Club, member of Owls Club, The Senior Citizens and The Cool City Dartball League. Survivors include his wife, Ada; three daughters and sons-in-law, three grandchildren, and a great grandson. He was preceded in death by three brothers. Friends may call at Klein and Stangel Inc. funeral home, Two Rivers, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. There will be an Eagles Memorial Service at 6:30 p.m. and a parish memorial service at 7 p.m. Friday. A memorial fund will be established in Mr. Koska's name for National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin. Herald Times Reporter, Two Rivers, WI, 19 Mar 1986 (sent in by family researcher/see contributors page) ********* [bur. 03-22-1986/age 71 yrs.] (22 Mar. 1914/Mar. 1986/SSDI)


OTTO KOSS, JR. Mr. and Mrs. E. Koss, who were called here by the death of their grandson, Otto, one year old son of Mr. and Ms. O. W. Koss, have returned to their home at Appleton. Manitowoc Herald News, February 12, 1923 P. 12


FRANCES KOTYK Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Kotick (sic), 92, who died Wednesday at the home of her daughter at Stratford, Wash., will be held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Wattawa, Urbanek and Schlei funeral home. Burial will be in Pioneer Rest cemetery in Two Rivers. The body will arrive here on the late train Saturday night and may be viewed at the funeral home from Sunday at 1 p.m. until the hour of the services. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, February 27, 1942 P.2 ******* Mrs. Kotick (sic), 82, Recalls Early Days of Manitowoc Forest land rather than houses and business or industrial buildings coverd most of the site of Manitowoc when Mrs. Frances Kotick, who is 82 years old today, came to this county. Born in Czecholo-Slovakia March 9, 1850, Mrs. Kotick came to America with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cherney at the age of five years. The Cherney family made the ocean voyage to this country by sail-boat, spending seven weeks on the Atlantic. After their arrival Mr. Cherney bought land in the community now known as Kellnersville. "Except for two buildings owned there by Mike Kellner all was wilderness," Mrs. Kotick recalled today. "There were rumors of Indian warfare about 1857, and folk from all directions came to Kellnersville with ox teams or on foot, carrying packs on their backs, to band together for protection," the aged woman told in reminiscing about her early experiences in the county. This disturbing alarm, however, proved to be false. Mrs. Kotick well remembers the hardships that came with the Civil War. After her marriage she and her husband, the late Frank Kotick, who died in 1918, lived on a farm in Shoto and later in the vicinity of Maribel. For a short time before the disastrous fire that destoyed most of the city in 1871 Mr. and Mrs. Kotick lived in Chicago. For the last 15 years her home has been in this city. Children of Mrs. Kotick are two sons, Frank Kotick, Tacoma, Wash., and C.L. Kotick, Olympia, Wash., and three daughters, Mrs. Emma C. Kotick, Manitowoc, Mrs. Walter Wagner, Manitowoc and Mrs. James Strouf, Stratford, Wash. There are 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren in Bakersfield, Calif. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. March 9, 1932 P. 7


BERTHA KRAIENEKE MRS. KRAINEKE (sic) DIES AT FRENZ HOME Friday Was 91 Years Old; Funeral To Be Held Monday Afternoon Complications of old age caused the death Friday night of Mrs. Bertha Kraineke, 91, one of the city's oldest residents, at the home of Emil Frenz, 1431 Hawthorne avenue. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 1:3 o'clock from the Beduhn & Goetz funeral home and at 2 o'clock from St. John's Lutheran church, with the Rev. W.G. Haase officiating. Interment will be in Pioneers' Rest cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home and can be viewed tonight from 7 to 9 p.m., on Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m, and on Monday until the hour of the services. No near relatives survive the aged woman. She was born on September 16, 1843, in Grossbirgen-hagen, Germany. Born Bertha Kloka, she was married in 1885. She immigrated to this country the preceding years, settling at Cato. Her husband died in 1919, after the couple had retired from farming and moved to this city. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, December 15, 1934 P. 11


CHARLES KRASE Charles Krase, 81, lifelong resident of Manitowoc county and a resident of Two Rivers for the past 19 years, died at 8 a.m. today at his home in Two Rivers. He had been ill for the last 15 months and was confined to his bed for the last seven months. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at Two Rivers, at 1:30 o’clock from the Klein & Stangel, Inc., funeral home, and at 2 p.m. from the St. John’s Lutheran church with the Rev. W. G. Haese officiating. Interment will be in Pioneers’ Rest cemetery. Mr. Krase, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. August Krase, was born in the town of Two Creeks on April 25, 1860, grew up in the town and farmed on the old homestead until 19 years ago when he retired and moved to Two Rivers where he had since resided. In 1886 he married Miss Minnie Messman who died 16 years later, in 1902. In 1908 he married Mrs. Frieda Schroeder Ihlenfeldt. Survivors are the widow; two daughters, Mrs. William Puls of Mishicot route 1, and Mrs. Adolph Hrdina, of Two Rivers; one son, Edward Krase, town of Two Creeks; one step-daughter, Mrs. Christ Schmidt, Two Rivers route 1; one step-son, William Ihlenfeldt, city; three sisters, Mrs. August Lehrman of Two Creeks, Mrs. Tillie Volsch of Two Rivers and Mrs. Carrie Last of Rockford, Ill.; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The body was removed to the Klein & Stangel, Inc., funeral home in Two Rivers where it may be viewed from 7 o’clock tonight until the time of the funeral. Manitowoc Herald Times, March 26, 1942 P. 2


FRIEDA KRASE Mrs. Charles Krase of Two Rivers Dies Today Mrs. Charles Krase, 81, nee Frieda Schroeder, of 1910 28th street, Two Rivers, died this morning. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the St. John Lutheran church in Two Rivers. Burial will be in Pioneers Rest cemetery. She was born in Two Creeks in 1869 and was married to Mr. Krase in 1908. He died in 1942. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Christ Schmidt of Two Rivers, with whom she resided; a son, William Ihlenfeldt of Two Rivers; two step daughters, Mrs. William Puls of Two Creeks and Mrs. Adolph Hrdina of Two Rivers; a step son; Ed Krase of Two Creeks; sister, Mrs. George Day of Milwaukee; brother, Robert Schroeder of Two Creeks. Friends may call at the Klein and Stangel Inc., funeral home in Two Rivers. Manitowoc Herald Times, June 12, 1950 P.16


ALVIN KRAUSE Alvin Krause, 74, Two Rivers building contractor, who in recent months has resided with a daughter, Mrs. Gilbert Ullspearger, West Allis, died Wednesday night in a Milwaukee hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Beduhn funeral home, Two Rivers, and at 2 o’clock at St. Johns Lutheran church. Burial will be in Pioneers Rest cemetery. Mr. Krause was born in Port Washington in 1874 and moved to Two Rivers in 1898 to enter the contracting business. He also operated a woodworking shop. In 1903 he married Miss Clara Boldus. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. George Pech of this city, Mrs. Ullspearger of West Allis; sister, Mrs. Hulda Boehn of this city; brother, Wigand of Port Washington; and five grandchildren. The body may be viewed at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, April 16, 1948 P.2


CARRIE KRAUSE Mrs. Carrie Krause, 55, member of a pioneer Two Rivers family and for many years bookkeeper at the Two Rivers Beverage company was found dead at her home 1416 21st street, Two Rivers, Sunday morning. Apparently Mrs. Krause suffered a heart attack Saturday night. She suffered a similar attack a year ago. Funeral services will be held from the Klein and Stangel, Inc. funeral home in Two Rivers Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock. The Rev. W.G. Haase of St. John's Lutheran church will officiate and burial will be in Pioneer's Rest Cemetery. The body may be viewed at the funeral home from this evening to the time of the services. Carrie Krause, nee Suettinger, was born in Two Rivers on May 18, 1887 a daughter of the late Robert and Catherine Gau Suettinger. She attended the local high school and graduated from that institution in 1904 later taking a commercial course at Lawrence college in Appleton. Upon completion of her course there she took employment in the office of the Hamilton Manufacturing company where she worked until her marriage to Melvin Krause in 1912. Mr. Krause lost his life in an automobile accident in August 1917. Shortly after that time Mrs. Krause became bookkeeper at the Two Rivers company where she has been employed ever since. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. William Schwegler of South Milwaukee; three sisters, Mrs. William Halberg of Two Rivers, Mrs. Henry Beard of Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Arthur Tomek of Washington D.C.; two brothers, Robert and Walter Suettinger of Two Rivers; and one grandchild. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, February 22, 1943 P.2


CHARLES KRAUSE (d. 1909) Death in Two Rivers on Saturday morning of Charles Krause, a well-known resident of our city. He had been ill for a long time with a complication of diseases, of which the main illness was rheumatic fever. He was 53 years old and an independent building contractor having built some of the finest homes in Two Rivers. He was a member of the Court House Building Committee and represented the interests of the county during the construction of the new Court House. He filled several positions of trust in the City of Two Rivers. At the time of his death he was President of the Light and Water Commission of Two Rivers and represented that city many years on the Board of County Supervisors. He is survived by a widow and 2 sons. The funeral was held Tuesday. Der Nord Westen, 23 Sept. 1909 ******** In memory of former County Supervisor Chas. Krause of Two Rivers, the flag at the County Court House was flown at half mast. Der Nord Westen, 23 Sept. 1909 ******* [bur. 1909/age 54 yrs.]


CHARLES KRAUSE (d. 1943) Stricken with a heart attack at his home in Two Rivers Saturday evening Charles Krause, 60, manager of the Credit and Collections department at the Hamilton Manufacturing Company, died at the Municipal hospital there early Sunday morning. Mr. Krause had been in failing health for two years. He had taken his usual walk downtown in Two Rivers Saturday afternoon from his home, 2512 Washington street, and partaken of the evening meal before he was taken ill. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Beduhn mortuary chapel in Two Rivers, the Rev. T. A. Hawkes officiating. Interment will be in Pioneers Rest cemetery, where services will be conducted by the Two Rivers lodge of Elks, of which Mr. Krause was a charter member. Mr. Krause was born at Two Rivers in 1883, the son of the late Charles Krause, prominent Two Rivers contractor. Following a high school education he entered the employ of the Hamilton company with which firm he completed 43 years of service. One of Two Rivers best known musicians, Mr. Krause was one of the organizers of the Hamilton band. For a number of years previous he was a member of the old City band. He was a member of Grace Congregational church. Mr. Krause was married at Wausau on October 14, 1909 to Martha Anderes who survives him with three sons, Charles J. of Manitowoc, and PFC John R. Krause of the quartermaster corps, aviation service, New Orleans, La., and Pvt. James E. Krause (twins) with the military police at the ordnance depot at Savannah, Illinois. There are also four grandchildren. The body may be viewed at the Beduhn funeral home until the hour of services. Manitowoc Herald Times, May 3, 1943 P. 2


CLARA KRAUSE Mrs. Alvin Krause, 68, of 2402 Jefferson street, Two Rivers, died early today at the Two Rivers Municipal hospital. She had been in failing health for a year. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Johns Lutheran church, with burial in Pioneers Rest cemetery. The body may be viewed at the Beduhn funeral home, Two Rivers, after 3 p.m. Tuesday and will be moved to the church at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Born in Two Rivers in 1878 Mrs. Krause was the former Clara Boldus, daughter of the late Frank and Gesena Goedjen Boldus. Her father, one of Two Rivers early merchants, operated a meat market for a number of years. Mrs. Krause received her education at the St. John Lutheran school and was married to Alvin Krause, then a building contractor, in Two Rivers in 1903. Surviving, in addition to the husband, are two daughters, Mrs. George Pech of Manitowoc, Mrs. Carol Ullsperger of West Allis, and five grandchildren. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. Frank Wallo of Two Rivers, last surviving member of the Boldus family. Manitowoc Herald Times, April 21, 1947 P.2 ******** [bur. 04-23-1947/age 68 yrs.]


EDWARD KRAUSE Last Friday a couple of young men, Wm. Eggers and Ed. Krause, were on their way from Two Rivers to this city in a small sail boat, when they were struck by the squall which occurred on that day. They took in sail and used the oars to make the shore. Krause's oar broke and as the wind was carrying them out in the lake he sprang overboard to swim ashore, but he sank. His companion remained in the boat and was carried out into the lake quite a distance, but reached Two Rivers in safety when the storm subsided. Krause's body was found on Sunday. He was 19 years of age. Manitowoc Pilot Thursday, Aug. 11, 1881 ********* Last Fri. Wm. Eggers and Edward Krause of Two Rivers chose to sail toward Manitowoc. Half way between here and Two Rivers, a sudden gust of wind sprang up which alarmed Krause so that he jumped overboard to swim ashore, but was lost. Eggers stayed with the boat and arrived in Two Rivers to report the event. The body was found Sun. evening and taken back to Two Rivers for a Mon. funeral. Krause was about 19. Der Nord Westen, Aug. 11, 1881


ELIZABETHA KRAUSE From Der Nord Westen, 19 Jan. 1905: Death Thurs. in Town Kossuth of 83-yr. old Mrs. Elizabeth Krause. She came to America from Germany in 1868 since which time she has lived in Manitowoc County. Her husband died 19 yrs. ago. 13 children and many grandchildren mourn at her grave. The funeral was held Sun. from the Lutheran Church in Two Rivers. ********* From Der Nord Westen, 19 Jan. 1905: (From the correspondent in Two Rivers, 16 Jan.) Widow P. Krause, an old settler of Kings Bridge, has died and her funeral was held here last week. The funeral was quite well attended in spite of the deep snow which made attendance almost impossible. She was the mother of master mason Peter Krause here. ********* Elizabeth Brandt Krause birth: August 1821 Germany death: 12 January 1905 Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin residence: 1905 Two Rivers father: George Brandt spouse: Fred. Krause Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968 ********* [Elizabeth Krause]


MARGARETH H. KRAUSE Mrs. James E. Krause, 55, of 3243 Adams St., Two Rivers, longtime Two Rivers public grade school teacher, died Saturday night at Two Rivers Municipal Hospital after a long illness. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, and at 10 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Two Rivers, the Rev. John K. Mueller officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers’ Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mrs. Krause, nee Margaret Helen Burdick, was born Sept. 7, 1907, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George M. Burdick. She attended Berlin grade school and was graduated from high school there. Later she attended Green Lake County Normal School and was graduated from Oshkosh State Teachers College. Her first teaching experience was in a Winnebago County rural school. From September of 1931 to June of 1941 she was the fifth grade teacher at Koenig Elementary School, Two Rivers, and from 1943 to 1946 she taught fourth grade at Washington Grade School, Two Rivers. From 1946 to 1948 she assisted in teaching at the Koenig Elementary School. At the time of the illness in January of this year she taught at St. Mark Parochial School at Two Rivers. She was a member of the Ladies Guild at Holy Redeemer parish, a member of the Ladies of the Round Table and the Elks Auxiliary. For a number of years she gave lessons in bridge at her home. Surviving are her husband to whom she was married in 19??, a son, James J., a student at Two Rivers Washington High School; a sister, Mrs. James Hildebrandt, of Pickett, Wis., and a brother, Clarence Burdick, of Berlin. Friends may call at the funeral chapels after 5 p.m. Tuesday where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, September 10, 1962 P.19 ******** [Margaret Krause]


MARTHA KRAUSE Mrs. Krause of Two Rivers Dies Two Rivers-Mrs. Martha A. Krause, 67, widely known in music circles throughout northeastern Wisconsin for more than 40 years and soloist in hundreds of funeral services in Two Rivers since her residence here, died at her home, 2512 Washington street, Two Rivers, at 6:15 p.m. Friday. She was the widow of Charles Krause, who died in 1943. Mrs. Krause had been in failing health for the past four months. She returned to her home from Madison three weeks ago, where she had been receiving treatment at Wisconsin General hospital for nearly a month. Funeral services will be held at Grace congregational church at 2 p.m. Monday, with interment in the family plot in Pioneers' Rest cemetery. In the absence of the Rev. R.J. Wichlei, who is in the east, the Rev. Thomas A. Hawkes of Terre Haute, Indiana, former pastor of Grace church, is being contacted to deliver the funeral serman. Married in 1910 The Beduhn funeral home is in charge of funeral services. The body will be taken to Grace church at 11 a.m. Monday where it will lie in state until the hour of services. Family members said it was the request of Mrs. Krause that flowers be omitted. Martha Anderes Krause was born on a farm in the town of Black Creek, Outagamie county, in 1884, a daughter of the late John and Catherine Honeck Anderes. When a she was an infant the family brought her to Mosinee, Marathon county, and a year later they lived at Merrill. When she was five years old the family took up their residence at Wausau, where Mrs. Krause attended Wausau high school and later was graduated from Wausau Business college. Upon her graduation from the business college Mrs. Krause did secretarial work at the Curtis & Yale company at Wausau. After a number of years of employment with the Hines Lumber company at Oshkosh she came to Two Rivers in 1907 to work in the Hamilton Manufacturing company office. She was married to Charles Krause in 1910. An accomplished soprano soloist since young womanhood, Mrs. Krause appeared at many musical events throughout this vicinity as well as singing at funeral services. For years she was a member of the Grace Congregational church mixed quartet which included Mrs. H.C. Gowran, the late Henry C. Grover, and her brother George J. Anderes. Leaves Three Sons Mrs. Krause was one of the original members of the former MacDowell Music club of the city and was active in numerous Congregational church groups. She was also affiliated with the Two Rivers Charitable association, the Ladies of the Round Table, and the Elks auxiliary. Surviving Mrs. Krause are three sons, Charles Jr., of Kansas City, Mo., John R. Krause of Madison, and James E. Krause of Two Rivers, her mother of Wausau, a sister, Mrs. Fred Schroeder of Wausau, and three brothers, John Anderes of Racine, Charles of Madison and George J. Anderes of Two Rivers. There are five grandchildren. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, July 28, 1951 P.2


MELVIN KRAUSE TWO RIVERS PARTY MEETS WITH FATAL ACCIDENT HERE MELVIN KRAUSE AND HERMAN KUMEROW, MEMBERS OF PARTY OF 5, KILLED WHEN CAR UPSETS Accident on Calumet Road Near Brown’s Corners at Early Hour this Morning Results in Death of Two and Three are Injured CAR SPEEDING AT HIGH RATE DITCHED WHEN STEERING GEAR FAILS TO WORK Two are dead and three others had a narrow escape in one of the worst automobile accidents of the year on the Calumet road speedway at an early hour this morning. The dead: Melvin Krause, 33, married, Two Rivers. Herman Kumerow, 50, widower, father of three children, Two Rivers. The injured: Mat Kronzer, 35, tailor, Two Rivers, gash in head, body bruised. John Pilon, 35, mail carrier, Two Rivers, face lacerated, arm cut, body bruised. Walter Johannes, 38, mechanic, Two Rivers, bruised about the body and head. The accident happened at the culvert east of Brown’s Corners on the Calumet road to Silver Lake. The car, a 1917 Kissel, skidded on the road and was thrown against the concrete abutment of the culvert and was overturned, the occupants being thrown from the machine or buried under it. The top of the machine was wrecked, the windshield shattered and the car badly damaged. Kummerow, who occupied a seat in the rear of the car, was pinioned under the machine and his life crushed out, death resulting almost instantly. His head struck the concrete pier of the culvert and was cut open. He was dead when found under the machine. Krause was found unconscious a short distance from where the machine was lying, his skull fractured and he died at the hospital three hours after the accident. Had Been at Lake. The car was owned by Walter Jahannes, master mechanic of the Aluminum Goods company at Two Rivers, and Mr. Johannes was driving the machine when the accident occurred. The party of five left Two Rivers at ten last night, came to this city and later drove to the lake where they spent several hours. The party left the Ouker road house at two o’clock this morning to return to Two Rivers. A car driven by Delmar Seitz of this city, who with the two companions, John Koch and John Hassinger, was returning, was just ahead of the Johannes car and at Brown’s Corners, turned from the roadway to permit the Two Rivers party to pass. According to statements made by Seitz today, the Johannes car was traveling at a high rate of speed, estimated by Seitz to have been thirty five miles or more at the time it passed him and skidded to the north side of the road. When about fifteen feet from the culvert, Johannes attempted to swing his car back onto the road and the machine was thrown against the culvert abutment overturning and pinioning its occupants under it. Says Steering Gear Broke. Johannes says ? the steering gear of his machine failed to work properly and that the accident was due to this. He says he noticed that the steering gear was not in perfect order when he turned out to pass the Seitz machine and when he attempted to get onto the road near the culvert he lost control of the car. Johannes escaped with the least injury of any of his party. Physicians Are Called. Seitz and his party rendered assistance to Johannes in lifting the wrecked automobile and rescuing members of the party who were caught under it and Seitz immediately proceeded to the city to summon physicians, Dr. MacCullom and Hammond being rushed to the scene. Bring Injured Here. The body of Kummerow, who was dead when taken from the wreck was turned over to William Frazier, undertaker, and Krause who was unconscious from his injuries was brought to the hospital together with Kronzer and Pilon where the injuries were attended to. Krause failed to rally, however. The body was turned over to Beduhn and Goetz. Kronzer and Pellon, who were slightly injured, were permitted to leave the hospital and return to their homes on the first car to Two Rivers this morning. Johannes also returned to Two Rivers, after having pulled his wrecked car from the ditch and taken it to the George Brown hotel near the scene. Authorities at Scene. Coroner Falge and District Attorney Brady were notified of the accident shortly before three o’clock and immediately proceeded to the scene to take up the investigation. District Attorney Brady secured a statement from members of the Johannes party and form Mr. Seitz and said this afternoon that it was not probable that an inquest would be held as the facts of the accident were clearly established. Deny Men Were Intoxicated. Although it is said that the men had been drinking some at the Lake, denial is made that any of the party were intoxicated, and the authorities say that they do not believe that this is true. All of the men with the exception of Kummerow are married, Krause, one of the men killed, was a son-in-law of Robert Suettinger, Two Rivers hardware merchant and is survived by a widow and one daughter. Kummerow’s wife died several years ago and he is survived by a family of three children. He was employed as a foreman at the Hamilton plant at Two Rivers. Pilon is United States mail carrier and Kronzer is employed as a tailor in that city. Mr. Johannes is a mechanic with the Aluminum Goods company. Crowds Visit Scene. During the early morning many people from this city and Two Rivers visited the scene of the fatal accident and throughout the day the spot attracted large crowds. As soon as news of the accident reached this city, communication was secured with Two Rivers and relatives of the dead and injured men were notified and arrived here as rapidly as possible. Authorities May Act. As result of the accident, county authorities may take immediate action to employ motorcycle officers to patrol the Calumet road and other state highways leading out of the city which have during the summer been used as speedways by many automobile drivers. Since the Calumet road has been repaired and ? this summer, it has been in first class shape and has been used as a speedway to a great extent. District Attorney Brady recently served notice that he would prosecute speeders but it failed to check the practice and more stringent measures will have to be adopted, the authorities believe. Many Accidents on the Road. Last night’s accident is one of a dozen or more which have occurred during the present season, but is the first in which fatalities have occurred. Only a few nights ago, Walter Novak, a motorcyclist, was severely injured by collision with a buggy on the Calumet road and a short time before that a taxicab of the Herzog company was thrown into a ditch off the roadway. The road is extensively used and speeders make it unsafe at night. Take Bodies Home. The bodies of Kummerow and Krause who were killed in the accident were taken to Two Rivers today and the funerals will be held in that city. Krause was one of the most popular young men of Two Rivers and the sad tragedy has cast a mantle of gloom over that city. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Thursday, August 16, 1917, Page 1 ********* FUNERAL OF TWO VICITMS OF CALUMET ROAD AUTO TRAGEDY TO BE HELD 2 RIVERS SUNDAY Unfamiliarity of Johannes With Road and Defective Steering Gear Cause of Terrible Mishap Which Claimed Two Lives. Roads to be Patrolled Funeral services for Melvin Krause and Herman Kummerow, victims of the terrible automobile accident on the Calumet road Wednesday night, will be held at Two Rivers Sunday, from the Congregational church. The three occupants of the car, who escaped death in the accident, Walter Johannes, Mat Kronzer and Joseph Pilon are able to attend to their usual duties. Mr. Pilon who is a US mail carrier at Two Rivers, reported for duty as usual yesterday morning following his discharge from the hospital where he was taken after the accident. Unfamiliarity with the road is believed to have contributed to the accident, together with the failure of the steering gear to work properly. Mr. Johannes, owner and driver of the car, has been known at Two Rivers as a careful driver. Had Johannes been acquainted with the road he would probably not have attempted to turn out for the Seitz car when so near the culvert which is 22 feet in width and guarded by concrete abutments two or three feet upright at each side. When Johannes, after turning out for the Seitz car and when within fifteen feet of the culvert, attempted to turn back onto the road, to be confronted with the abutments and failure of the steering gear to respond readily, the machine was carried against the north side abutment and toppled over it. All of the men in the accident were among well known Two Rivers people and the sad tragedy has caused much sorrow in that city. Mr. Krause, one of the victims, had joined the party just before it left Two Rivers, having been importuned by the others to take a ride while he was on his way home with his family. Two hours earlier he with others had made a trip to the Range line road to view the scene of the accident in which George Wolter of Algoma and his party narrowly escaped death when their Ford turned turtle after striking a pile of gravel in the roadway. Mr. Kummerow, who also met death in the accident on the Calumet road was in an accident near Mishicot a week ago when in order to avoid a collision with another car he ran his machine into a hole and narrowly escaped serious injury. Mr. Kummerow, who was foreman at the Hamilton plant is said to have been known as one automobile driver who conscientiously observed the rules of the road and preferred to risk his own life rather than that of any one else. The Two Rivers party had visited Silver Lake and were returning to this city, enroute home when the fatal accident occurred. The tragedy had its effect upon drivers of automobiles to the lake last night and few cars were speeding on the roadway. It is said that the State Highway commission, which with the county authorities has supervision over the state roads, has decided to cooperate with the county in policing the roads and a motorcycle patrol is now being maintained on the Two Rivers concrete road and will be shifted to other roads and speeders will be held to strict accountability. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Friday, August 17, 1917, Page 1


PETER KRAUSE (From the correspondent in Two Rivers, 03 Sep.) Peter Krause, a well-known mason, is presently very ill and the prognosis is unknown. He has a large family, several of his children being married. (The ill man died Tuesday. He was 59 years old, had been born in the Prussian Province of Posen, and came to America at a very young age. He leaves a widow and 11 children. -The Editor) Der Nord Westen, 06 Sep. 1906


SARAH KRAUSE (d. 1942) Mrs. Sarah Krause, 82, widow of Charles Krause Sr., contractor, who supervised the erection of the local court house, died at the Two Rivers Municipal hospital Thursday night. She was stricken with a heart attack 10 days ago. Funeral services will be held at Two Rivers Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home of Andrew Smith, her brother-in-law, where she had lived since the death of her husband. The Rev. Franklin E. Schlueter, pastor of Emanuel Evangelical church, will officiate. Interment will be in Pioneers’ Rest cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Smith residence from Sunday at 3 p.m. until the funeral. Mrs. Krause, nee Sarah Henry, was born in Two Rivers on August 8, 1859. With the exception of two years’ residence at Kewaunee she spent her entire life there. More than 60 years ago she was married to Charles Krause Sr. He died here in September, 1909. Surviving is a son, Charles, of Two Rivers, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Manitowoc Herald Times, July 10, 1942 P.2


ANNIE KREJSA Mrs. Wenzel Kresa (sic) Dies Sunday At Her Home In This City Mrs. Wenzel Kresa, aged 66, passed away Sunday at the family home here. A husband and eight children survive, three daughters, Ann and Mrs. Joseph Benesh of this city and Mrs. Gust Rothe of Berwyn, Ill., and five sons, James, George, Edmond, Joseph and Frank, all of this city. Burial will take place Wednesday afternoon from the home, Rev. Weber of Manitowoc officiating. Manitowoc Herald News, Monday, August 06, 1928 Page 11 ******** [Anna Krejsa]


WENZEL KREJSA Wenzel Kreisa (sic), 84, a resident of Two Rivers since 1898, died at his home, 1823 31st street, in that city early Sunday morning. He had been in failing health for several months. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Jansky funeral home and interment will be in Pioneers’ Rest cemetery at Two Rivers. Mr. Kreisa was born in Bohemia March 19, 1857. He came to this country in 1876 and the following year moved to Wisconsin. He took employment at the Hamilton Manufacturing company plant and worked there until 12 years ago when he retired. He married Miss Anna Krause in 1881. She died 13 years ago. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Rose Benesch and Miss Ann Kreisa of Two Rivers and Mrs. G. Rothe, Cicero, Ill.; five sons, Joseph, Frank, Edward and James of Two Rivers and George of Blackwell, Wis.; 12 grandchildren; and one great grandchild. The body may be viewed at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, November 17, 1941 P. 2 ********** [Wenzel KREISA]


JOHN M. KRENTZ John M. Krentz, 86, of 1713-22nd St., Two Rivers, a World War I Army veteran and retired longtime employe of Kahlenberg Bros. Co., Two Rivers, died Sunday morning at Two Rivers Municipal Hospital. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Klein & Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, the Rev. Ralph Baeckman officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery. Mr. Krentz was born March 6, 1886, at Two Rivers, son of the late August and Anna Poppel Krentz. He was a member of Eleven Gold Star Post No. 1248, Veterans of Foreign Wars, at Two Rivers. He never married. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. May Shafer, of Two Rivers; a half sister, Mrs. Helen Bentley, of Manitowoc and a half brother, Aloysius Krentz, of Chicago. Three brothers preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. October 9, 1972 ******* [John Michael Krentz]


MARY KRESHECK (From the correspondent in Two Rivers, 11 Apr.) Southside resident Mrs. Kreschek died yesterday at age 60. She was a long time resident of Two Rivers. Years ago her husband operated a milk business here and was proprietor of a small farm. The funeral will be held Thurs. from the Evangelical Church. Der Nord Westen, 14 Apr. 1904 ******* Mary Mueller Kresheck birth: 1 August 1843 Germany death: 10 April 1904 Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Two Rivers, Wis. residence: 1904 Two Rivers, Wis. father: Phillip Mueller mother: Catherine spouse: Joseph Kresheck Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


HELEN WING DICKE-KRIVACEK Helen V. Wing Dicke-Krivacek, age 88, a long-time Two Rivers resident, died peacefully, with her family at her side, on Monday afternoon, Sept. 1, 2008, at Aurora Medical Center, Two Rivers. Helen was born on March 31, 1920, in Shorewood, a daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Frank E. Wing, and was a graduate of Shorewood High School and Milwaukee Downer College. She was a 64-year resident of Two Rivers and a former Washington High School English teacher. On Oct. 4, 1947, she married Fred G. Dicke in Shorewood. He preceded her in death on June 5, 1983. On May 26, 1985, Helen married Dr. Edward M. Krivacek. Helen had a passion to serve her family, friends and community. She was a founding board member and teacher naturalist of Woodland Dunes Nature Center, an active member of Grace Congregational United Church of Christ since 1948, a board member of Shady Lane Incorporated, and was an active member of the following organizations: Natural Areas Preservation, Incorporated, Northeastern Naturalists Association, Board of Conservation Education, Incorporated, Two Rivers Woman's Club, Cool City Garden Club, Junior Service League, AAUW, Lester Library Book Review, founding member of the Lakeshore Curling Club, Lawrence University Alumni Association, Manitowoc County Republican Women's Club and the Masquers. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) In addition to her parents and her first husband, Fred, she was also preceded in death by a sister: Janet (Vern) Crouch; and sister-in-law: Ruth (Hollis) Schlueter. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, at Grace Congregational United Church of Christ, 2801 Garfield St., Two Rivers. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Kim Henning, with burial to be held at Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. The family will greet relatives and friends at Grace Congregational United Church of Christ, Two Rivers, on Thursday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials made to Woodland Dunes Nature Center, P.O. Box 486, Two Rivers, WI 54241, or Grace Congregational United Church of Christ, 2801 Garfield St., Two Rivers, WI 54241, would be appreciated. The Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, 1506 18th St., Two Rivers, is assisting the Dicke- Krivacek family with funeral arrangements. Special thanks to our many family members; friends; Dr. Thayer; Aurora Medical Center staff; and Laurel Grove/Shady Lane staff for their tender loving care. Herald Times Reporter, Sept. 3, 2008


JOHN KRIVANEK John Krivanek, 73, 2123 12th St., Two Rivers, a retired veteran employ of the Aluminum Goods Manufacturing Company and a former supervisor of Two Rivers’ Eighth Ward, died Monday afternoon. He had been ill since February and a patient three days at Two Rivers Municipal Hospital. Funeral services will be held at the Klein & Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, at 2 p.m. Thursday, the Rev. M. J. Roehrdanz, pastor of Emanuel Evangelical United Brethren Church, officiating. Interment will be in Pioneers’ Rest Cemetery. Krivanek was born in the city of Kewaunee in 1880, a son of the late Joseph and Mary Krivanek. When he was 10 years old the family brought him to a farm in the town of Carlton, Kewaunee County, which he later operated until 1919. He married Flora Shackel in 1904. From 1919 to 1945 he worked at Plant No. 4 of the Aluminum Goods Manufacturing Company and was a member of the company’s “25-Year Club.” He was also a charter member of the Owls Club of Two Rivers, a social organization. Three years ago Krivanek was appointed as supervisor of the Eighth ward to fill the unexpired term of Peter Zinn, who had resigned. He served for a year in the post. Besides his wife, Krivanek leaves a daughter, Mrs. Ferdinand Krueger of Two Rivers, a brother, Emil Krivanek of Packwaukee, Wis., and three grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2:30 p.m. Wednesday until the time of services. Manitowoc Herald Times, June 30, 1953 P. 21


FRANKIE KRIZEK (From the correspondent in Two Rivers, 23 Oct.) A 2-yr. child of cigar maker Krezek(sic) died and will be buried today from the Catholic Church. Der Nord Westen, 26 Oct. 1899 ******* Frank Dewey Krezek (sic) birth: 10 July 1898 Two Rivers, Wis. death: 19 October 1899 Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Two Rivers, Wis. residence: 1899 Two Rivers, Wis. father: Frank Krezek mother: Lucy Zebaba Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968 ******** [bur. 1899/age 1 yr.]


JOSEPH KRIZEK Joseph Krizek, 59, of 2514-13th St., Two Rivers, a longtime Manitowoc Shipbuilding, Inc., employe, died unexpectedly late Friday afternoon at Two Rivers Municipal Hospital after being stricken while operating a snowblower at the home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Two Rivers, the Rev. Edward Stelter officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers’ Rest Cemetery. Mr. Krizek was born Oct. 8, 1911, in the Town of Two Creeks, a son of the late Joseph and Anna Riha Krizek. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Nancy Nunn of Milwaukee; four sisters, Mrs. Charles Rasmussen of Mishicot, Mrs. Edward Lodle of Two Rivers, and Mrs. Joseph Brickner and Mrs. Henry Mueller of Sheboygan; three brothers, Frank of Manitowoc, Carl of Mishicot and Victor of Sheboygan, and one grandchild. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Sunday at Klein & Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, until 10:30 a.m. Monday when the casket will be taken to the church where the body will lie in state after 11 a.m. until the time of services. Manitowoc Herald Times, December 12, 1970 P. 16


CATHARINA KROEGER (From the correspondent in Two Rivers, 08 Feb.) The widow Krueger was buried from the Lutheran Church under the leadership of Pastor C. Doehler. Der Nord Westen, 11 Feb. 1904 ******* Catherina Drews Kroeger birth: 5 March 1827 Germany death: 2 February 1904 Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Two R. residence: 1904 Two Rivers father: John Drews spouse: John Kroeger Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968 ******* (From county death index, Feb. 02, 1904 Katherine Kroeger, vol.7, p.222)


GEORGE G. KROEGER George G. Kroeger, 70, of 2117-42nd St., Two Rivers, died unexpectedly early Friday morning at Two Rivers Municipal Hospital where he had been taken the day before. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Emanuel United Methodist Church, Two Rivers, the Rev. Karl F. Koch officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers’ Rest Cemetery. Mr. Kroeger was born Oct. 29, 1900, at Two Rivers, a son of the late Gust and Emma Baerwaldt Kroeger. He married the former Aurelia Siewert at Two Rivers June 9, 1926. For 26 years he was employed at Mirro Aluminum Co. after which he operated a general store at Random Lake, Wis., retiring to Two Rivers in 1967. He had since been employed at Holiday House at Manitowoc. Besides his wife he leaves a son, Marlyn, of Two Rivers; four sisters, Mrs. Oscar Hoverson, Mrs. Myron Kleve and Mrs. Mabel Jordan of Two Rivers, and Mrs. Lawrence Langreck of Madison; a brother, C. W., of Lake Mills, and three grandchildren. A sister preceded him in death. Friends may call at Klein & Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, after 2 p.m. Sunday until 10:30 a.m. Monday when the casket will be taken to the church where the body will lie in state after 11 a.m. until the time of services. Memorials may be sent to Emanuel church. Manitowoc Herald Times, December 18, 1970 P.15 ******** (29 Oct 1900/Dec 1970/SSDI)


KATHARINA KROEGER From Der Nord Westen, 21 Feb. 1889: Death of Mrs. Catharina Kroeger, wife of Henry Kroeger in Two Rivers on 09 Feb. She was 38 yrs. of age. The funeral was held Mon. of last week. (Listed with Krueger)


CLARA KRONFORST Mrs. Clara Kronforst, 84, formerly of 1800 29th St., Two Rivers, died Tuesday night at Manitowoc Health Care Center. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Martin Scheele will officiate with burial in Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Kronforst, nee Clara Bruemmer, was born Aug. 6, 1892, at Two Rivers, daughter of the late William and Wilhelmina Voigt Bruemmer. She was married to William J. Kronforst April 2, 1913, at Two Rivers. He preceded her in death in 1958. She was a member of St. John Ladies Society, VFW Auxiliary and Homemakers Club. Survivors include two sons, Norman, of Two Rivers and Harold, of Manitowoc; four daughters, Mrs. Wilma Gillman, of Plymouth, Mrs. Howard (Carole) Rauls, of Milwaukee and Mrs. Harvey (Alice) Tirner and Mrs. Paul (Mickey) Erickson, of Two Rivers; a sister, Mrs. Louis Mueller, of Rt. 1, Mishicot, 19 grand- children and 14 great grandchildren. Two sons, a brother and a sister preceded her in death. Friends may call at Klein and Stangel Inc. Funeral Home, Two Rivers, after 3 p.m. Thursday and at the church after 11 a.m. Friday until the time of service. Memorials may be made to St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church or Lutheran High School of Manitowoc. Herald Times Reporter, September 15, 1976 P. 23 ******* (6 Aug. 1892/Sept. 1976/SSDI)


CYRIL KRONFORST INFANTILE PARALYSIS CLAIMS A KINGSBRIDGE BOY Infantile paralysis, the dread scourge which promoted a nationwide campaign last year to check its spread, claimed a victim in Manitowoc county in the person of Cyril, four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Kronforst at Kingsbridge. The child died Thursday. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Friday, August 17, 1917, Page 1


WILLIAM J. KRONFORST William J. Kronforst, 67, of 1800? 29th? St., Two Rivers, retired tool and die setter at Mirro Aluminum Co. Plant No. 4, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at his home shortly before ? a.m. Wednesday. He was stricken while he was mowing the lawn at his home. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Klein & Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, the Rev. W. G. Haase officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers’ Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mr. Kronforst was born Jan. ?2, 1891, in the Town of Kossuth, son of the late Joseph and Mary Sparal?? Kronforst. After attending the district school and later Manitowoc Business College, he entered the employe of Schroeder’s Dept. Store at Two Rivers, where he worked in the office and later in the grocery division. He married the former Clara Bruemmer in Two Rivers April 2, 1913. After marriage the couple resided for three years on a farm at Larrabee and four years on a farm near Kingsbridge. In 1930 the family came to Two Rivers and Mr. Kronforst took employment at Plant No. 4 of the Mirro Aluminum Co. For many years he served as a tool and die setter, retiring after 37 years in June of 1956. He was a member of the 25-Year-Club of the Mirro firm. Besides his wife he leaves four daughters, Mrs. William Gillman and Mr. Paul Erickson of Two Rivers Mrs. Howard Rauls of Milwaukee and Miss Alice May at home; two sons, Norman and Harold of Two Rivers and 15 grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times, July 16, 1958 P. 15 ARTHUR KRUEGER Arthur Krueger, 89, of 931 S. 36th St., Manitowoc, died Sunday at Maple Crest Nursing Home, Whitelaw. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The Rev. D. T. Stannard will officiate and burial will be in Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mr. Krueger was born Jan. 1, 1879, at Maple Grove, son of the late Carl and Fredrike Ninamin Krueger. He married Lillian Peterke Aug. 15, 1906, at Two Rivers. She died March 17, 1936. Mr. Krueger had worked as a bookkeeper for various Manitowoc businesses until retirement in 1950. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Anton (Janet) Stehula, of Manitowoc and Mrs. Harold (Ethel) Simons, of Ogdensburg, Wis.; seven grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, February 10, 1969 P. 7 ******** (1 Jun 1879 Feb 1969/SSDI) ARTHUR J. KRUEGER Arthur J. Krueger, 42, of route 2, Two Rivers, died last night at the Two Rivers municipal hospital. He had been ill a month. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Klein and Stangel Inc., funeral home, Two Rivers, and at 2 o’clock at the St. John Lutheran church, Two Rivers. Burial will be in Pioneer’s Rest cemetery. The body may be viewed at the funeral home. He was born in Two Rivers in 1905 and at the age of 17 years started working at the Aluminum Goods company plant in Two Rivers, and was a member of the AGM 25 years club. He married Adella Kohls of Gibson in 1933. Surviving are his wife; mother, Mrs. Henry Krueger; two sons, Glenn and Ronald; three brothers, Gust and William of Two Rivers and Henry of Manitowoc; and five sisters, Mrs. Emma Wentorf of West Bend, Mrs. John Breivogel of Two Rivers, Mrs. Ernest Klenke of Manitowoc, Mrs. Al Rasumussen of Orlando, Fla., and Mrs. William Morrisey of Two Rivers. Manitowoc Herald Times, April 19, 1948 P.2


BABY (ANNIE) KRUEGER (d. 1898) Annie Krueger birth: 9 June 1898 Two Rivers, Wis. death: 10 June 1898 Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Two Rivers, Wis. residence: 1898 Two Rivers, Wis. father: Herman Krueger mother: Rosey Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


CORNELIUS KRUEGER Cornelius H. Krueger, age 94, of Green Lake, passed away on Monday, June 4, 2007, at Berlin Memorial Hospital in Berlin. Cornelius was born on Jan. 12, 1913 in Two Rivers, the son of Henry H. and Flora (Hoefert) Krueger. After graduating from high school, he went to Chicago School of Engineering. Cornelius was an engineer from Mirro Aluminum from which he retired. He was a member of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Green Lake. He married Ethel Daetz, the love of his life. (Survivors omitted for privacy) Cornelius was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Ethel. Private funeral services for Cornelius H. Krueger will be held at Butzin- Marchant Funeral Home, 515 Mayparty Drive, Ripon. Interment will be held in Evergreen Cemetery, Two Rivers. Memorials may be given to Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 436 Lake St., Green Lake, WI 54901. Buzin-Marchant Funeral Home, Ripon, is assisting the family. Herald Times Reporter, June 6, 2007 ******** Cornelius H. Krueger Private interment for Cornelius H. Krueger will be held at Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. This is a correction from his obituary on Wednesday. Herald Times Reporter, June 8, 2007


ETHEL KRUEGER Mrs. Cornelius (Ethel) Krueger, 65, of 813 Flambeau St., Manitowoc, died Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 15, at Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at First German Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Arno J. Wolfgramm will officiate and burial will be in Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mrs. Krueger was born Sept. 23, 1915, at Manitowoc, daughter of the late Bruno and Clara Cerrull Daetz. She was married to Cornelius Krueger July 9, 1938, at St. John Lutheran Church, Two Rivers. After their marriage, the couple moved to Manitowoc where they have lived since. Mrs. Krueger was a member of First German Evangelical Lutheran Church. Survivors include her husband Cornelius; two daughters and sons-in-law, Suzanne and Francis Pellett of Waunakee, Wis., and Peggy and John Walker of Green Lake, Wis.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Virginia Daetz of Redwood City, Calif., Earl and Vonnie Daetz of Two Rivers, and Neil and Mary Daetz of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.; a sister and brohter-in-law, Vernetta and LaVern Ross of Manitowoc; two grandchildren (private), and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Albert and Paul. Friends may call at Parkside Funeral Home, Manitowoc, from 5 o'clock to 8 o'clock this Thursday evening and 8:30 a.m to 11 a.m. Friday, and at the church from noon until the time of services. Memorials appreciated in her name to First German Evangelical Lutheran Church. Herald Times Reporter, October 16, 1980 P.3 ******* (23 Sep 1915/Oct 1980/SSDI)


FLORA M. KRUEGER Mrs. Henry H. Krueger, 80, of 2229-14th St., Two Rivers, died early Saturday morning at Two Rivers Municipal Hospital where she had been a patient for one day. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First German Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. N.W. Kock will officiate and burial will be in Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mrs. Krueger, nee Flora Hoefert, was born July 1, 1889, at Two Rivers, a daughter of the late Emil and Elizabeth Christoffel Hoefert. She attended Two Rivers public schools. On Sep. 25, 1911, she was married to Henry Krueger at Two Rivers. She was a member of the Ladies Aid of First German Lutheran Church. Survivors include her husband; a son, Cornelius of Manitowoc; a sister, Mrs. Jennie Schmeichel of Two Rivers; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Friends may call at the Deja and Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, after 2 p.m. Sunday until 11 a.m. Monday when the casket will be taken to the church to lie in state until time of services. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. January 24, 1970


FRED KRUEGER (d. 1925) Fred Krueger Summoned Fred Krueger, an old resident of this city, died at his home at 1816 Fourteenth street, early Sunday morning after a two weeks’ illness of pneumonia. Mr. Krueger was born in Holstein, Germany, in 1885. In 1877 he was married to Miss Margaret Studt and in 1878 they came to this country, locating in this city where he was employed in the pail factory until 1898 when he purchased a farm in the town of Mishicot where he resided until 1901, when he sold the farm and again took up his residence here and then was employed at the Hamilton plant where he worked continually for twenty-four years until two weeks ago. The funeral will take place from his home on Fourteenth street, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. Haase officiating and burial will be at Pioneers Rest. Besides his widow he leaves to mourn his loss, Mrs. Otto Herring and Walter of this city and Mrs. Remus Koenig of Santa Ana, Calif., and one brother Herman and two sisters, Mrs. Ferd Hackmann and Mrs. Wenzel Wyzynski all of this city. Manitowoc Herald News, November 23, 1925 P. 5


FRED F. KRUEGER (d. 1971) Fred F. Krueger, 71, of 2131 Roosevelt Ave., Two Rivers, died early Friday morning at Hamilton Memorial Home, Two Rivers. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Grace Congregational United Church of Christ, Two Rivers, the Rev. Vernon Hauser officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery. Mr. Krueger was born at Two Rivers June 2, 1899, a son of the late Herman and Rose Mueller Krueger. He attended the old Roosevelt Grade School and Two Rivers High School. For many years since youthhood he had been an employe of Mirro Aluminum Co., and later years was in supervisory work in the firm's Central Supply Dept. Mr. Krueger served for more than 25 years on the City Council at Two Rivers beginning in 1934. He was its president in 1951. He was also on the Municipal Recreation Board for many eyars. Also he was a World War II veteran. For more than 40 yars Mr. Krueger was a leader in activities of the Masonic order and in 1955 was awarded the designation of Knight of the York Cross of Honour. He was worshipful master of Two Rivers Lodge No. 200, F. & A.M. in 1940; high priest of Barney G. Lyman Chapter No. 116, Roayl Arch Masons; master of the Manitowoc Council, Royal and Select Masters, in 1954, and commander of Manitou Commandery No. 45, Knights Templar, in 1948-49. A member of Tripoli Shrine Temple, Milwaukee, he was affiliated with the Two Rivers Shrine Club. Mr. Krueger was also active in affairs of the Senior Citizens of Two Rivers. Single, Mr. Krueger is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Marcel V. Eckardt of Two Rivers and Mrs. Paul Burdick and Mrs. Arwed Wolter of Algoma; two brothers, Ferdinand and Herman of Two Rivers and a number of nieces and nephews. A brother and two sisters preceded him in death. Frinds may call at Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. The casket will be taken to the church at 10:30 a.m. Monday where the body will lie in state until the time of services. Masonic memorial service conducted by Two Rivers Lodge No. 20 will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The family requests that memorials may be sent to the Shrine Hospitals for Crippled Children through Two Rivers Shrine Club. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, February 12, 1971 ******** Funeral services for Fred F. Krueger, 71, of 2131 Roosevelt Ave., Two Rivers, who died unexpectedly Friday morning at Hamilton Memorial Home, Two Rivers, were at 2 p.m. Monday at Grace Congregational United Church of Christ, the Rev. Vernon Hauser officiating. Burial was in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery. Besides his Masonic Affiliations, he was a longtime member of Two Rivers Chapter No. 229, Order of Eastern Star, serving as its worthy patron on four occasions. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. February 15, 1971


LILLIAN KRUEGER DEATH CLAIMS MRS. A. KRUEGER Prominent Church Worker Dies At Home Early Today TWO RIVERS (Special)—Mrs. Arthur Krueger, 50, prominent in women’s activities of the Emanuel Evangelical church for many years, died at 4:45 a.m. today at her home, 2225 14th street. She was ill several years. The body will lie in state at the Beduhn & Goetz funeral home Wednesday evening until the services Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the mortuary and at 2 o’clock at the Emanuel Evangelical church with the Rev. F. E. Schlueter officiating. Burial will be in Pioneer’s Rest cemetery. Mrs. Krueger, formerly Lillie Peterke, was born in Two Rivers Nov. 30, 1885, daughter of Carl and Margaret Peterke. She was married to Arthur Krueger Aug. 15, 1906. Survivors are the widower, two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Simons, Two Rivers, and Miss Jeannette at home, one brother, Edward Peterke, Fairfield, Ia., and three grandchildren. She was a member of the Ladies Aid and the Martha Circle. Manitowoc Herald Times, March 17, 1936 P. 9


MARGARET KRUEGER Mrs. Fred Krueger, 86, 1814 14th street, Two Rivers, died here late last night. She had been in ill health for a number of years. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. from the Beduhn funeral home in Two Rivers and at two o’clock from the St. John’s Lutheran church. Burial will be in Pioneers’ Rest cemetery. A resident of Two Rivers for nearly 65 years, Mrs. Krueger, nee Margaret Stuedt, was born in Germany in 1867 and she came to this country 64 years ago, making her home in Two Rivers. She married Fred Krueger in 1877. He died in 1925. Since his death Mrs. Krueger had been making her home with a son, Walter. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Otto Hering of Two Rivers, Mrs. Lillian Koenig, Santa Ana, California, and one son, Walter of Two Rivers with whom she made her home. Three grandchildren also survive. Manitowoc Herald Times, September 23, 1943 P. 2


WALTER F. KRUEGER Walter Krueger, 66, early day Two Rivers cigarmaker, died suddenly of a heart attack at the home of his sister, Mrs. Otto Herring of 1717 14th street, Two Rivers, Saturday afternoon. Christian Science services will be conducted by A. J. Fanta of this city at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Beduhn funeral home, Two Rivers. Burial will be in Pioneers Rest cemetery. Mr. Krueger was born in Two Rivers in 1880. He was employed as a cigarmaker 15 years and later went to work at Plant No. 1 of the Aluminum Goods company. He retired two years ago. Following his retirement he moved to California but returned last May to make his home with the Herrings. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose. Never having married, Mr. Krueger is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Herring and Mrs. Remus Koenig of LaGuna, Calif. The body may be viewed at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, February 17, 1947 P.2


MARY KUBEL MRS. WILLIAM KUBEL DIES IN HOSPITAL OF SHORT ILLNESS Influenza and other contributing complications brought about the death of Mrs. William Kubel at the Holy Family hospital at Manitowoc yesterday afternoon after an illness of but a few weeks. Mrs. Kubel, nee Koch, is survived by her husband and two daughters, Leona and Florence, both of whom made their home with their parents. Born at Two Rivers, March 22, 1884, Mrs. Kubel was but 43 years of age at the time of death. She had lived here all her life and was married here 21 years ago. The body will lie in state at the William Sonntag home until funeral services are arranged for. Besides her husband and children, Mrs. Kubel is also survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Koch, Sr., four brothers, Fred, Henry and Edward, all of Two Rivers, and William, whose whereabouts are unknown, and two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Naidel and Mrs. Carl Schneider, both of this city. Manitowoc Herald News, June 7, 1927 P.12 ******* [bur. 06-09-1927]


WILLIAM KUBEL (d. 1945) William Kubel, 67, lifelong county resident, died at 11 a.m. today at Two Rivers Municipal hospital. He has been making his home with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Arvid Asplund, of 1713 28thst street, Two Rivers. He was born on the Sandy Bay road in 1877 and moved to Two Rivers when a young man. He married Miss Mary Koch 38 years ago. Until retiring five years ago, because of ill health, he was employed at the Hamilton Manufacturing company. Mrs. Kubel died 19 years ago. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Asplund of Two Rivers, Mrs. John Vraney of this city, two sisters, Mrs. Sophia Mosuch and Mrs. Edward Robinson of Two Rivers; brother, Fred of Muskegon Mich. Funeral services will probably be held Monday. Manitowoc Herald Times, June 16, 1945 P. 2 ******** [bur. 06-18-1945/age 67 yrs.]


AUGUST KUEHL (From the correspondent in Two Rivers, 03 Jan.) Carl Kuehl of the Southside died at 1 a.m. on 01 Jan. He leaves a widow and a son. Several other children predeceased him. The funeral will be held this afternoon from the Lutheran Church by Pastor C. Doehler. Der Nord Westen, 05 Jan. 1905 ******* (Name is probably August Carl or Carl August)


HERMAN KUEHL HERMAN A. KUEHL, NORTHWESTERN AGENT SINCE 1911, DIES VETERAN N.W. MAN DIES AT HOSPITAL HERE Served Terms in City Council and School Board—Came Here 51 Years Ago Herman A. Kuehl, station agent for the Northwestern Road in Two Rivers since 1911, and an employe of the road for 32 years at Edgar, Manitowoc, Sheboygan and this city, passed away shortly before noon today at the Municipal hospital here. He had been a patient at the hospital for the past ten days. Although not in the best of health for the past few years, Mr. Kuehl was able to be about attending to his duties until two weeks ago. The death of Mr. Kuehl was a shock to his many friends and associates who did not realize that his condition was so critical. The funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon from the Beduhn and Goetz chapel with Rev. Hawkes officiating. The Moose order, of which the deceased was recently elected dictator, will attend the funeral in a body. Mr. Kuehl was prominent in public life of the city. He served as a member of the city council from 1914 to 1918 and was on the board of education from 1918 to 1922. Came Here in Youth Born in Prussia, Germany, in 1875, he came to this country with his parents when a boy of four. The family settled in Wisconsin, locating in Two Rivers. In early life Mr. Kuehl entered the employ of the Northwestern road as an operator. He was employed at Manitowoc and Sheboygan and for twenty years was with the company at Edgar, Wis. In 1911 the deceased returned to Two Rivers, being named station agent of the Northwestern here, succeeding N.O. Case. In 1901 he was married to Miss Margaret Schug, at Wausau. She survives him with two sons, Carl of Pittsburgh and John at home, and oen daughter, Alice, also of this city. The passing of Mr. Kuehl removes from the community a faithful citizen and a veteran Northwestern employee. Manitowoc Herald News, May 13, 1931 P.13


JOHANNA S. KUEHL William Kuehl and wife of Elmwood, Wis., are here to attend the burial of the late Mrs. Kuehl at Two Rivers. Mrs. Kuehl died suddenly from an attack of heart failure, being stricken while at her housework. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Saturday, October 06, 1917, Page 3


MARGARET KUEHL (d. 1940) A two-month illness proved fatal today to Mrs. Herman Kuehl, 63, of Two Rivers. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Grace Congregational church in Two Rivers with the Rev. T. A. Hawkes officiating. The body will be taken to the church from the Klein and Stangel, Inc., funeral home at 10:30 a.m. on Friday and will lie in state there until the time of the services. Interment will be in Pioneers’ Rest cemetery. Until Friday the body may be viewed at the funeral home. Mrs. Kuehl, nee Margaret Schug, was born in Austria Sept. 14, 1876. She came to this country with her parents when she was eight years old and grew up at Wausau. The Kuehls were married 38 years ago and after their marriage lived at Manitowoc and Edgar, Wis., before moving to Two Rivers about 35 years ago. Her husband, the late Herman Kuehl, who died in 1931, was C. & N. station agent at Two Rivers for 20 years. Survivors are two sons, Carl of Pittsburgh and John of Two Rivers; one daughter, Mrs. Earl Brown of Tell City, Ind.; and two sisters, Mrs. Matt Holzen of Wausau, and Mrs. Charles Zuleger of Schofield, Wis. Manitowoc Herald Times, March 5, 1940 P.2


MARGRETHA KUEHL (d. 1903) Margaret Kuehl birth: 19 June 1903 Manitowoc death: 20 June 1903 Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Two Rivers, Wis. residence: 1903 Manitowoc father: H. Kuehl mother: Margaret Schug Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968 ******* [(Baby)/bur. 1903]


FLORA KUETHER Mrs. William Kuether, 78, of 2609 School St., Two Rivers, died Friday afternoon at Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Two Rivers, the Rev. Richard Weber officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers’ Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mrs. Kuether, nee Flora Hindt, was born Oct. 17, 1892, at Two Rivers, a daughter of the late Louis and Sophia Schwartz Hindt. She was married Oct. 16, 1912, to William Kuether at Two Rivers. Besides her husband she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Ruth) Handy of Two Rivers, and Mrs. Norman (Hazel) Schmidt of Rt. 1, Mishicot; two sons, Earl and Chester Kuether of Two Rivers; a sister, Mrs. Erma Koch of Two Rivers; after 3 p.m. Sunday until 10:30 a.m. Monday when the casket will be taken to the church where the body will lie in state after 11 a.m. until the time of services. Manitowoc Herald Times, November 20, 1970 P.30


HUGO KUETHER Hugo A. Kuether, 83, of 1424 N. Eighth St., Manitowoc, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Glenn Unke will officiate and burial will be in Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mr. Kuether was born Feb. 20, 1896, at Sheboygan, son of the late Herman and Ullricka (sic) Dintz Kuether. He was educated in Sheboygan and Two Rivers schools and married Hulda Kummerow Nov. 22, 1917. Mr. Kuether had been employed with Manitowoc Shipbuilding Inc., and was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife, and a son and daughter-in-law, Quentin and Juanita Kuether of Green Valley, Ariz. Four brothers and four sisters preceded him in death. Friends may call at Parkside Funeral Home, Manitowoc, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and at the church Saturday from noon until the time of service. Herald Times Reporter, February 7, 1980 P.3 ******* [Hugo Arthur Kuether] (Hugo Kuether/20 Feb 1896/Feb 1980/SSDI)


QUENTIN KUETHER Quentin W. Kuether, age 88, of 2001 W. Rudasill Road, Tucson, Ariz., a former resident of Washington, D.C., and Manitowoc, entered into eternal life on Sunday, July 15, 2007, in Tucson, Ariz. Quentin was born on Feb. 16, 1919, in Two Rivers. He was the son of the late Hugo and Hulda Kummerow Kuether. He had served in the U.S. Army Air Force. After being honorably discharged, Quentin was employed as an electronic engineer for the Federal Aviation Administration in Washington, D.C., from where he retired in 1971. On June 26, 1943, he married Juanita Richey at Ketechian, Alaska. She preceded him in death on July 23, 1991. Quentin has lived in Arizona for the past 20 years. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) He was preceded in death by his parents: Hugo and Hulda Kuether; his wife: Juanita in 1991; and an infant son. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday (TODAY), July 20, 2007, at the Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home with the Rev. Glenn Unke officiating. Burial will take place at Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Relatives and friends may call at the Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home on Friday (TODAY), from noon until the time of service at 1 p.m. The Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home and Cremation Center, North 11th and St. Clair streets, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, July 20, 2007


ULRICKA KUETHER An illness of 14 years ended late yesterday afternoon when death claimed Mrs. Herman Kuether, 77, at Two Rivers. For the past nine years she had been unable to walk. The body may be viewed at the Klein and Stangel, Inc. Funeral Home. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran church, Two Rivers. The Rev. W.G. Haaase will conduct the services and interment will be in Pioneers' Rest cemetery. Mrs. Kauther was born in Germany on May 11, 1860. In 1880 she was married to Herman Kuether in Germany and in 1890 the couple came to this country. They lived in Sheboygan until 1908 and then moved to a farm in the Town of Two Rivers. The couple moved to Two Rivers in 1928. The widower, seven children, 33 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren survive. The daughters include Mrs. Ben Hans, of Manitowoc. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, October 11, 1937 P.2


WILLIAM C. KUETHER William C. Kuether, 84, of 2609 School St., Two Rivers, died Thursday morning at home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church, Two Rivers. The Rev. Edward Stelter will officiate and burial will be in Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mr. Kuether was born Aug. 7, 1890, at Sheboygan, son of the late Herman and Euricka Raduenz Kuether. He married Flora Hindt Oct. 16, 1912, at Two Rivers. He had been employed at Mirro Aluminum Co., Two Rivers, for 44 years, retiring in 1955. His wife preceded him death in 1970. Survivors include two sons, Earl and Chester, of Two Rivers; two daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Ruth) Handy, of Two Rivers and Mrs. Norman (Hazel) Schmidt, of Rt. 1, Mishicot; two brothers, Hugo of Manitowoc and Herbert, of Two Rivers; nine grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Four sisters and a grandson preceded him in death. Friends may call at Klein and Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, after 3 o’clock this Friday afternoon and at the church from noon Saturday until the time of service. Herald Times Reporter, October 18, 1974 P.3 ******** (William Kuether/10 Aug 1890/Oct 1974/SSDI)


ADOLPH C. KUMMEROW Private funeral services will be held at the family home at 2 p.m. Friday for Adolph C. Kummerow, 73, of route 1, Two Rivers, well known plant executive, who died yesterday afternoon at the Two Rivers Municipal hospital. The Rev. W.J.E. Scott of the Calvary English Lutheran church will officiate. Burial will be in Pioneers Rest cemetery, Two Rivers. The body will lie in state at the Kummerow home from 3 p.m. Thursday until the hour of services. Mr. Kummerow was born in Two Rivers in 1875, attended city schools and become associated with the late Joseph Koenig, in the aluminum business in that city in 1899. In 1909 he became associated with William Bremer, founder of the old Standard Aluminum company in Two Rivers. In 1915 the Aluminum Goods company and the Standard company were consolidated and Mr. Kummerow, plant superintendent for the latter company, continued in that capacity. He was in charge of Plant No. 4 of the A.G.M. company in Two Rivers since that time. He married Miss Caroline Wen___in 18__. He died in 1929. Quite active in community affairs in his earlier years, Mr. Kummerow served Two Rivers as an alderman about 1918 while the city was still under the mayoral form of government. He also had served as a member of the hospital board when the municipal hospital was built and had been a member of the city’s park commission. Mr. Kummerow was an active sports fan for years and was a member o the Two Rivers Rotary club for 25 years. Surviving are a son, Alden of Two Rivers, daughter, Mrs. Marvel Handke of West Bend; two brothers, Paul of McHenry, Ill., and William of Dubuque, Ia.; a sister, Mrs. Hattie Demsien of Two Rivers; and five grandchildren. Manitowoc Herald Times, June 9, 1948 P.2


CAROLINE KUMMEROW Mrs. Adolph Kummerow, 64, wife of the superintendent of Plant 4 of the Aluminum Goods Manufacturing company in Two Rivers, died at her home on the Mishicot road early this morning. She had been in ill health for almost a year. Private funeral services will be held from the home Friday afternoon. Friends, however, may view the body from Thursday morning until 11:30 a.m. Friday, at the Kummerow home. The services will be conducted by the Rev. F.E. Schlueter of Emanuel Evangelical church of Two Rivers and interment will be in Pioneers’ Rest cemetery. Mrs. Kummerow, member of a German Family which immigrated about 55 years ago, was born Caroline Dorothy Wentorf in Germany on January 7, 1875. She was the daughter of the late Ernst and Sophie Wentorf and came here with the family when she was nine years of age. Mr. and Mrs. Kummerow were married in Two Rivers on Oct. 6, 1899 and have resided there ever since. Survivors are the widower; one daughter, Mrs. Leslie Handke of West Bend; one son, Alden of Two Rivers; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Rudebeck of Two Rivers and Mrs. Harry Heiligenthal of Milwaukee; four brothers, Herman, manager of both plants of the AGM company in Two Rivers, Hubert of Two Rivers, and Carl and Robert of West Bend; and five grandchildren. Mrs. Kummerow was an active member of the Ladies Aid society of Emanuel Evangelical church in Two Rivers. Manitowoc Herald Times, June 7, 1939 P. 2


FERDENAND KUMMEROW From Der Nord Westen, 10 June 1909: Death Thursday last week in Two Rivers of Ferdinand Kummerow, an old settler of our county. His death from blood poisoning came as a complete surprise to his friends who had just seen him on the streets of the city a few days before. Mr. Kummerow was born in December 1839 in Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and came to America in 1864. For many years he was employed by the Two Rivers Manufacturing Co. before buying a farm on Range Line which he operated until his retirement a few years ago and his move to Two Rivers. He leaves a widow and 4 children. His funeral was held Saturday afternoon.


HERMAN KUMMEROW TWO RIVERS PARTY MEETS WITH FATAL ACCIDENT HERE MELVIN KRAUSE AND HERMAN KUMEROW, MEMBERS OF PARTY OF 5, KILLED WHEN CAR UPSETS Accident on Calumet Road Near Brown’s Corners at Early Hour this Morning Results in Death of Two and Three are Injured CAR SPEEDING AT HIGH RATE DITCHED WHEN STEERING GEAR FAILS TO WORK Two are dead and three others had a narrow escape in one of the worst automobile accidents of the year on the Calumet road speedway at an early hour this morning. The dead: Melvin Krause, 33, married, Two Rivers. Herman Kumerow, 50, widower, father of three children, Two Rivers. The injured: Mat Kronzer, 35, tailor, Two Rivers, gash in head, body bruised. John Pilon, 35, mail carrier, Two Rivers, face lacerated, arm cut, body bruised. Walter Johannes, 38, mechanic, Two Rivers, bruised about the body and head. The accident happened at the culvert east of Brown’s Corners on the Calumet road to Silver Lake. The car, a 1917 Kissel, skidded on the road and was thrown against the concrete abutment of the culvert and was overturned, the occupants being thrown from the machine or buried under it. The top of the machine was wrecked, the windshield shattered and the car badly damaged. Kummerow, who occupied a seat in the rear of the car, was pinioned under the machine and his life crushed out, death resulting almost instantly. His head struck the concrete pier of the culvert and was cut open. He was dead when found under the machine. Krause was found unconscious a short distance from where the machine was lying, his skull fractured and he died at the hospital three hours after the accident. Had Been at Lake. The car was owned by Walter Jahannes, master mechanic of the Aluminum Goods company at Two Rivers, and Mr. Johannes was driving the machine when the accident occurred. The party of five left Two Rivers at ten last night, came to this city and later drove to the lake where they spent several hours. The party left the Ouker road house at two o’clock this morning to return to Two Rivers. A car driven by Delmar Seitz of this city, who with the two companions, John Koch and John Hassinger, was returning, was just ahead of the Johannes car and at Brown’s Corners, turned from the roadway to permit the Two Rivers party to pass. According to statements made by Seitz today, the Johannes car was traveling at a high rate of speed, estimated by Seitz to have been thirty five miles or more at the time it passed him and skidded to the north side of the road. When about fifteen feet from the culvert, Johannes attempted to swing his car back onto the road and the machine was thrown against the culvert abutment overturning and pinioning its occupants under it. Says Steering Gear Broke. Johannes says ? the steering gear of his machine failed to work properly and that the accident was due to this. He says he noticed that the steering gear was not in perfect order when he turned out to pass the Seitz machine and when he attempted to get onto the road near the culvert he lost control of the car. Johannes escaped with the least injury of any of his party. Physicians Are Called. Seitz and his party rendered assistance to Johannes in lifting the wrecked automobile and rescuing members of the party who were caught under it and Seitz immediately proceeded to the city to summon physicians, Dr. MacCullom and Hammond being rushed to the scene. Bring Injured Here. The body of Kummerow, who was dead when taken from the wreck was turned over to William Frazier, undertaker, and Krause who was unconscious from his injuries was brought to the hospital together with Kronzer and Pilon where the injuries were attended to. Krause failed to rally, however. The body was turned over to Beduhn and Goetz. Kronzer and Pellon, who were slightly injured, were permitted to leave the hospital and return to their homes on the first car to Two Rivers this morning. Johannes also returned to Two Rivers, after having pulled his wrecked car from the ditch and taken it to the George Brown hotel near the scene. Authorities at Scene. Coroner Falge and District Attorney Brady were notified of the accident shortly before three o’clock and immediately proceeded to the scene to take up the investigation. District Attorney Brady secured a statement from members of the Johannes party and form Mr. Seitz and said this afternoon that it was not probable that an inquest would be held as the facts of the accident were clearly established. Deny Men Were Intoxicated. Although it is said that the men had been drinking some at the Lake, denial is made that any of the party were intoxicated, and the authorities say that they do not believe that this is true. All of the men with the exception of Kummerow are married, Krause, one of the men killed, was a son-in-law of Robert Suettinger, Two Rivers hardware merchant and is survived by a widow and one daughter. Kummerow’s wife died several years ago and he is survived by a family of three children. He was employed as a foreman at the Hamilton plant at Two Rivers. Pilon is United States mail carrier and Kronzer is employed as a tailor in that city. Mr. Johannes is a mechanic with the Aluminum Goods company. Crowds Visit Scene. During the early morning many people from this city and Two Rivers visited the scene of the fatal accident and throughout the day the spot attracted large crowds. As soon as news of the accident reached this city, communication was secured with Two Rivers and relatives of the dead and injured men were notified and arrived here as rapidly as possible. Authorities May Act. As result of the accident, county authorities may take immediate action to employ motorcycle officers to patrol the Calumet road and other state highways leading out of the city which have during the summer been used as speedways by many automobile drivers. Since the Calumet road has been repaired and ? this summer, it has been in first class shape and has been used as a speedway to a great extent. District Attorney Brady recently served notice that he would prosecute speeders but it failed to check the practice and more stringent measures will have to be adopted, the authorities believe. Many Accidents on the Road. Last night’s accident is one of a dozen or more which have occurred during the present season, but is the first in which fatalities have occurred. Only a few nights ago, Walter Novak, a motorcyclist, was severely injured by collision with a buggy on the Calumet road and a short time before that a taxicab of the Herzog company was thrown into a ditch off the roadway. The road is extensively used and speeders make it unsafe at night. Take Bodies Home. The bodies of Kummerow and Krause who were killed in the accident were taken to Two Rivers today and the funerals will be held in that city. Krause was one of the most popular young men of Two Rivers and the sad tragedy has cast a mantle of gloom over that city. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Thursday, August 16, 1917, Page 1 ******** FUNERAL OF TWO VICITMS OF CALUMET ROAD AUTO TRAGEDY TO BE HELD 2 RIVERS SUNDAY Unfamiliarity of Johannes With Road and Defective Steering Gear Cause of Terrible Mishap Which Claimed Two Lives. Roads to be Patrolled Funeral services for Melvin Krause and Herman Kummerow, victims of the terrible automobile accident on the Calumet road Wednesday night, will be held at Two Rivers Sunday, from the Congregational church. The three occupants of the car, who escaped death in the accident, Walter Johannes, Mat Kronzer and Joseph Pilon are able to attend to their usual duties. Mr. Pilon who is a US mail carrier at Two Rivers, reported for duty as usual yesterday morning following his discharge from the hospital where he was taken after the accident. Unfamiliarity with the road is believed to have contributed to the accident, together with the failure of the steering gear to work properly. Mr. Johannes, owner and driver of the car, has been known at Two Rivers as a careful driver. Had Johannes been acquainted with the road he would probably not have attempted to turn out for the Seitz car when so near the culvert which is 22 feet in width and guarded by concrete abutments two or three feet upright at each side. When Johannes, after turning out for the Seitz car and when within fifteen feet of the culvert, attempted to turn back onto the road, to be confronted with the abutments and failure of the steering gear to respond readily, the machine was carried against the north side abutment and toppled over it. All of the men in the accident were among well known Two Rivers people and the sad tragedy has caused much sorrow in that city. Mr. Krause, one of the victims, had joined the party just before it left Two Rivers, having been importuned by the others to take a ride while he was on his way home with his family. Two hours earlier he with others had made a trip to the Range line road to view the scene of the accident in which George Wolter of Algoma and his party narrowly escaped death when their Ford turned turtle after striking a pile of gravel in the roadway. Mr. Kummerow, who also met death in the accident on the Calumet road was in an accident near Mishicot a week ago when in order to avoid a collision with another car he ran his machine into a hole and narrowly escaped serious injury. Mr. Kummerow, who was foreman at the Hamilton plant is said to have been known as one automobile driver who conscientiously observed the rules of the road and preferred to risk his own life rather than that of any one else. The Two Rivers party had visited Silver Lake and were returning to this city, enroute home when the fatal accident occurred. The tragedy had its effect upon drivers of automobiles to the lake last night and few cars were speeding on the roadway. It is said that the State Highway commission, which with the county authorities has supervision over the state roads, has decided to cooperate with the county in policing the roads and a motorcycle patrol is now being maintained on the Two Rivers concrete road and will be shifted to other roads and speeders will be held to strict accountability. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Friday, August 17, 1917, Page 1


LAURA KUPSCH Mrs. Wilbert Kupsch, 75, of 2313 10th St., Two Rivers, died Saturday morning at Little Sturgeon. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Lutheran Church, Two Rivers. The Rev. Edward Stelter will officiate with burial in Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mrs. Kupsch, nee Laura Havel, was born Oct. 10, 1899, at Two Rivers, daughter of the late Herman and Augusta Becker Havel. She was married to Wilbert Kupsch Aug. 29, 1959 (sic) at Two Rivers. Survivors include her husband, four step-daughters, Mrs. Ray Combee, of Kellnersville, Mrs. Floyd Lawler and Mrs. John Henrickson, of Two Rivers and Mrs. Mike Macsurak of Butler; a brother, Alex, of Ogoma, Wis.; 13 step-grand- children; two step great grandchildren; a nephew, Kenneth Heidi? of Eagle River and two nieces, Mrs. Mitchell Laurent and Mrs. Ben Sommers of Two Rivers. Friends may call at Klein and Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, after 3 o’clock this Monday afternoon and at the church after 8:45 a.m. Tuesday until the time of service. Herald Times Reporter, June 9, 1975 P.3 ******** (10 Oct. 1899/June 1975/SSDI)


ARTHUR KURTZ Dies at Minneapolis TWO RIVERS, July 18-The relatives and many friends of Arthur Kurtz were shocked when the news of his death was received in this city. Early this spring the deceased suffered with a severe case of influenza and for a time he seemed to rally but his heart became affected and he died of heart failure at his home in Minneapolis, Minnesota last week. The body of Mr. Kurtz was brought here for burial Deceased was 39 years of age and is survived by his wife, mother and three brothers. Manitowoc Herald News, Wednesday, July 18, 1923 P. 9 ******** Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kurtz returned to Ludington, Mich. after attending the funeral of their nephew, Arthur Kurtz, who was buried here, the body having been brought from Minneapolis. Manitowoc Herald News, Thursday, July 19, 1923 P. 4


CAROL E. KURTZ Mrs. Lyle (Carol) Kurtz, 71, of 900-17th St., Two Rivers, died unexpectedly Wednesday evening, October 8, at Sheboygan. Private family funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Deja and Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers. The Rev. Edward Stelter will officiate and burial will be in Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mrs. Kurtz, nee Carol Luebke, was born Dec. 11, 1908, at Two Rivers, daughter of the late Oscar and Clara Gauger Luebke. She attended St. John Parochial School and Washignton High School and was married to Lyle Kurtz Nov. 20, 1934, at Two Rivers. Mrs. Kurtz had been employed with Schroeder's Department Store a number of years and was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church. Survivors include her husband, a brother, Wilbert Luebke of Two Rivers and nieces and nephews. A sister preceded her in death. Private visitation for the family will be at Deja and Martin Funeral Chapels from noon Friday until the time of service. Herald Times Reporter, October 9, 1980 P.3 ******* [bur. 10-10-1980/age 71 yrs.] (11 Dec 1908/Oct 1980/SSDI)


EMMA KURTZ Mrs. Philip Kurtz, 84, pioneer Two Rivers resident and mother of the late Charles Kurtz, former postmaster there, died Sunday at the Two Rivers municipal hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm. Wednesday at the St. John Lutheran church. Burial will be in Pioneers Rest cemetery. Mrs. Kurtz, the former Emma Mueller, was born in Germany in 1855 and when 17 years of age came to Two Rivers with her parents. She was married to Philip Kurtz in 1877. He died during World War I. Prior to being removed to the hospital nearly two months ago, Mrs. Kurtz resided with her son and daughter in law, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kurtz, at 1514 20th street, Two Rivers. Surviving, in addition to Walter, is another son, William of Detroit and four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Friends may call at the Beduhn, Deja and Martin funeral home in Two Rivers after 3 p.m. Tuesday. The casket will be moved to the church at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, November 7, 1949 P. 2


FRIEDRICH KURTZ From Der Nord Westen, 26 Apr. 1894: (From the correspondent in Two Rivers, 23 Apr.) On Fri. of last week the body of Fritz Kurz(sic) was brought here for burial. The 32 yr. old man was killed in a railroad accident in Chicago. Surviving him here are his widow, a small child, his mother, 3 brothers and 2 sisters. The burial took place Sun. at the Lutheran Cemetery.


HELEN KURTZ The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kurtz, who died at the Holy Family hospital shortly after birth was buried from the Beduhn and Goetz mortuary this afternoon. Manitowoc Herald News, December 27, 1926 P.12


HENRY KURTZ Henry Kurtz, 75, last surviving member of one of Two Rivers pioneer families, died at his home in Ludington, Mich., Sunday night. While he had been in poor health, his death was unexpected. The body will be brought to Two Rivers on Wednesday morning and funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon. All details of the funeral have not been completed but the body will be at the Beduhn funeral home in Two Rivers. Mr. Kurtz was born in Two Rivers on April 19, 1866, a son of the late Philip, Sr., and Catherine Kurtz who came from Germany in 1849. He was educated at Two Rivers and as a young man took employment at the Hamilton Manufacturing company. In 1904 he went to Ludington and became assistant superintendent at the plant of the Tubbs Manufacturing company. When that firm was bought out by the Hamilton firm he took employment with the __rom company, another woodworking plant and was with them until about three years ago when he formed a small plant of his own. He married Miss Cena (sic) Henrickson of Two Rivers 46 years ago. She is the only immediate survivor. The couple had no children. Manitowoc Herald Times, April 6, 1942 P. 2 ******* [J. Henry Kurtz]


HULDA KURTZ Mrs. John A. Kurtz. 90, formerly of 1618-17th St., Two Rivers, and widow of one of the community’s earlier presidents of the Common Council, died early Monday night at the Lutheran Home for the Aged in Milwaukee where she had been residing the past six years. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church, Two Rivers, the Rev. W. G. Haase officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers’ Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mrs. Kurtz, nee Hulda Schmidt was born in the Town of Mishicot, Aug., 3, 1859, daughter of the late Carl and Marie Schmidt, who were among the earliest residents in the area. She resided on the homestead farm until her marriage to john Kurtz at Two Rivers Nov. 7, 1881?, when the couple made its home at Two Rivers. Her husband, a member of the Two Rivers City Council for more than two decades, preceded her in death 17 years ago. Mrs. Kurtz was a charter member of the Ladies Aid Society of St. John Church and was active in affairs of the congregation for many years. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Laura Boelte of Bay City, Mich., and Mrs. Elizabeth Daetz of Two Rivers; four sons, Christian of Elm Grove, Wis., Emil of Brookfield, Wis., Paul of Elmhurst, Ill., and Harold F. of Milwaukee; a sister, Mrs. Henry Schroeder of Manitowoc; 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Friends may call at Deja and Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, after 21 p.m. Wednesday until 11 a.m. Thursday when the casket will be taken to the church where the body will lie in state until the time of service. Manitowoc Herald Times, September 23, 1958 P. 11


JOHN A. KURTZ (d. 1941) John A. Kurtz, 67, one of the first white children born in Two Rivers, and a former city official, died at 10 o’clock this morning at his home, 1618-17th street, Two Rivers. Mr. Kurtz, who was employed at the Hamilton Manufacturing company up to two years ago, was in excellent health until five weeks ago. He went to Milwaukee for treatment and returned home Sunday apparently much improved. A blood clot caused his death. Mr. Kurtz was born Feb. 18, 1854 and was a lifelong resident of Two Rivers. His parents came to the city from Wittenberg, Germany, in 1849. He was one of the first pupils of the St. John’s parochial school. As a young man he was employed at the old chair factory and when it closed in 1898 he obtained work at the Hamilton Manufacturing company, retaining his post until two years ago when he retired. For many years Mr. Kurtz represented the old second ward on the Two Rivers City Council and during his political career he was elected president of the council. On Nov. 7, 1881, he married Hulda Schmidt. The survivors are four sons, Christian, Emil, and Harold, all of Milwaukee and Paul of Chicago; two daughters, Mrs. William Boelte of Bay City, Mich., and Mrs. Max Daetz of Two Rivers; one brother, Henry, of Ludington, Mich., and eight grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced Wednesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, June 10, 1941 P. 2 ******** Funeral services for John A. Kurtz, 87, Two Rivers, who died Tuesday morning, will be held Friday afternoon from St. John’s Lutheran church at 2 o’clock. Private rites will be held at the Beduhn funeral home at 10 a.m. The body may be viewed at the Beduhn funeral home after 10 a.m. Thursday to the time of the private services Friday morning. After these the body will be removed to the church to lie in state until the services at 2 p.m. Pallbearers will be Herbert Frank if Milwaukee, Arthur Ilsmann, Roy Schmidt, Walter and Edward Kurtz and Ralph Schmidt. Manitowoc Herald Times, June 11, 1941 P.2


JOHN G. KURTZ (d. 1903) (From the correspondent in Two Rivers, 02 Mar.) Also, 93-yr. old Johann Kurtz died Sat. and was buried Wed. In addition to his widow and 3 daughters, he also leaves a son who is ill and getting on in years. Mr. Kurtz was a baker by profession and once operated a bakery and store here but was unable to work for the past many years. His wife and a daughter run a millinery shop. Der Nord Westen, 05 Mar. 1903:


LYLE C. KURTZ Lyle C. Kurtz, age 96, formerly of 900-17 St., Two Rivers, currently residing at the Hamilton Memorial Home, died early Monday morning, December 11, 2000, at the Hamilton Memorial Home. Private Family Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 14, 2000, at the Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, Rev. Larry Seidl will officiate at the service, with burial to follow at Pioneer Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Lyle was born September 6, 1904, in Two Rivers, son of the late Charles and Mathilda Altmeyer Kurtz. He attended school in Two Rivers graduating from Washington High School. On November 20, 1934, he was married to Carol Luebke in Two Rivers. She preceded him in death October 8, 1980. Lyle was a tool & die maker employed at Mirro Aluminum Company for many years until his retirement. He enjoyed camping, fishing and watching the Green Bay Packers. Survivors include two brothers and sisters-in-law, one sister, a brother-in-law. He is further survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, December 12, 2000


SENA KURTZ Mrs. Sena Kurtz, 90, of 604 N. James St., Ludington, Mich., widow of the late J. Henry Kurtz and a member of a pioneer Two Rivers family, died at a Ludington hospital Thursday morning where she had been a patient for the past three weeks. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, the Rev. Richard H. Trump, pastor of Grace Congregational Church officiating. Interment will be in Pioneers’ Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mrs. Kurtz, nee Sena Hendrickson, was born in Denmark, Europe, in 1869. When she was a child the family brought her to this country, settling in the Two Rivers area. She attended the public schools at Two Rivers and in 1896 she was married to J. Henry Kurtz at Two Rivers. In 1904, the family moved to Ludington where Mr. Kurtz became a department head at the old Tubbs Mfg. Co., which he later served as superintendent. Mr. Kurtz died at Ludington in 1942. Mrs. Kurtz is survived by a number of nieces and nephews in the Two Rivers and Green Bay areas. Friends may call at the funeral chapels after 3 p.m. Sunday. The casket will be brought to two Rivers from the Dorrell Funeral Home, Ludington. Manitowoc Herald Times, June 26, 1959 P. 15


ANNA M. KUSTKA (d. 1975) Mrs. Anna M. Kustka, 80, formerly of 1433 N. Sixth St., Manitowoc, died Wednesday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. John Hephner will officiate and burial will be in Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mrs. Kustka, nee Anna M. Horak, was born March 26, 1894, at Superior, Mich., daughter of the late John and Anna Klancik Horak. She was married to William Kustka Aug. 6, 1917, at Manitowoc. He preceded her in death in March of 1965. She was a member of the Germania Society. Survivors include a son, Robert, and two daughters, Mrs. Violet Schenian and Mrs. Marvin (Eunice) Wier, of Manitowoc; two sisters, Mrs. Harvey (Josephine) Eisold, of Eau Claire and Mrs. Richard (Elizabeth) Thornton, of LaCrosse; ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A daughter, LaVerne Skrepenski, a brother and a sister preceded her in death. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, where a wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Herald Times Reporter, Thursday, January 2, 1975 P.3 ******** [bur. 01-04-1975/age 80 yrs.] (Anna Kustka/26 Mar 1894/Jan 1975/SSDI)


JAMES KUSTKA James Kustka, 71, died Friday night at a Sheboygan hospital after a prolonged illness. Mr. Kustka was born in 1879 in the town of Carlton, Kewaunee county, and came to Two Rivers when a young man. He lived in Two Rivers many years and married the former Miss Anna Nemitz who died several years ago. Until his recent illness he lived four years with his daughter, Mrs. Edward Klista of Manitowoc. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, at St. Luke Catholic church, Two Rivers. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Klista and Mrs. Sidney Swejkar of Manitowoc, and Mrs. Emil Mattek of route 1, Two Rivers,; three sisters, Mrs. Rose Boyer of Evanston, Ill., and Mrs. Thomas Granchalek and Mrs. Emil Vlaskak, both of Kewaunee; three brothers, John of Kankakee, Ill., Edward of Evanston, Ill., and Joseph of route 1, Kewaunee; and six grandchildren. Friends may call at the Klein and Stangel, Inc., funeral home, Two Rivers, after 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. The rosary will be recited at 7:45 p.m. Monday. Manitowoc Herald Times, December 30, 1950 P. 2


WILLIAM KUSTKA William Kustka, 69, of 1012 Hamilton St., Manitowoc, died Saturday afternoon at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, he was a patient a week. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The Rev. Paul H. Blaufuss will officiate and burial will be in Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mr. Kustka was born Sept. 26, 1895, at Two Rivers, son of the late John and Anna Watruba Kustka. He married Anna Horak at Wausau Aug. 6, 1917, and the couple established residence at Manitowoc. Before his retirement he had been employed at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Inc., and had been custodian at the Eagles Club. Mr. Kustka was a member of Royal League, Council No. 42, Boilermakers Union Local No. 443 and Eagles Aerie No. 706. He had been a past president of the Eagles Aerie. Surviving him are his wife, a son, Robert of Manitowoc; three daughters, Mrs. Violet Schenian of Milwaukee, Mrs. Richard Skrepenski of Pensacola, Fla., and Mrs. Marvin Weyer of Manitowoc; three sisters, Mrs. Charles Lorenz, Mrs. Mary Pahlkoetter and Mrs. Anna Dehart of Manitowoc; 11 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Friends may call at the funeral home where at 7 o'clock this Monday evening the Eagles Aerie will conduct a service. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, April 5, 1965 P.11 ******** [bur. 04-06-1965/age 69 yrs.] (26 Sep 1895/Apr 1965/SSDI)


LILLIAN STITT KUTLER Mrs. Lillian Kutler, 82, Two Rivers nurse, died this morning at the Two Rivers Municipal hospital, after an illness of several months. For the past 25 years she had made her home with Mrs. Josephine Herian, 1522 17th street, Two Rivers. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Beduhn funeral home with burial in Pioneers Rest cemetery. The body may be viewed at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday. Born Lillian Fischer in 1865 on her parents' farm in the town of Two Rivers, the deceased was the daughter of the late Gottfried and Amelia Fischer. Following her education in the rural school of the township, she was married to William Stitt of that town. Mr. Stitt died about six years after their marriage. Taking up practical nursing, she worked both in and around Two Rivers and Appleton until her second marriage, to Fred W. Kutler in Two Rivers about 1910. Mr. Kutler died only eight months after their marriage, after which she resumed her nursing work. She was a member of both the Eastern Star and Rebekahs. She was a charter member of the Bethel Shrine No. 2, White Shrine of Jerusalem, at Oshkosh. Surviving is a brother, Henry Fischer, 83, of route 2, Two Rivers, two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Mueller, 80, of route 1, Mishicot, and Mrs. Lucy Thuss, 79, of Oshkosh, and numerous nieces and nephews. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, August 9, 1947 P.2 ******* [bur. 08-11-1947/age 82 yrs.]