PIONEERS' REST CEMETERY OBITUARIES

BENJAMIN BERGER Benjamin August Berger birth: 1897 Two Rivers, Wis. death: 7 March 1897 Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Two Rivers, Wis. father: Gidro Berger mother: Lillie Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968

CHARLES BERGER Sudden Death of Two Rivers Man DEATH COMES TO PIONEER AT SUPPER TABLE Charles H. Berger summoned as Family Is Gathered for Evening Meal at the Home Death suddenly overtook Charles H. Berger at his home on the Manitowoc-Two Rivers road at 6 o’clock Thursday evening. Deceased was seated at the supper table when he was called and his passing is believed to be caused by the hardening of the arteries. Although not being in the best of health the past few months, Mr. Berger worked every day at the machine shop of the Aluminum Goods plant one. Deceased was a native of Two Rivers, born on August 5, 1861 and practically spent his entire life in this city. Surviving him is his widow Marguerite M. Berger, with her two children Mercedes and Alfred Louisier and one son, George, an instructor in the public school at Kimberly, Wis. He also leaves one brother, Guido of this city and two sisters, Mrs. Schafflahd and Mrs. William E. Seibel of Manitowoc. The first wife of the deceased died twenty years ago. He was a mechanic by trade for the past 15 years previously being employed as a marine engineer. Mr. Berger’s father, Gottlieb, also deceased was one of the earliest settlers in the city, making his home in this city in 1849. Mr. Berger was affiliated with the Masonic order and the funeral will be held under the auspices of the local lodge No. 200 on Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. T. A. Hawkes officiation. Burial will be at Pioneer’s Rest cemetery. The Manitowoc Herald News, Friday, January 17, 1927 - Two Rivers News (Sent in by researcher/see contributors page) ******* [bur. 01-16-1927]


GEORGE E. BERGER George E. Berger Is Dead at 63 TWO RIVERS–George E. Berger, 63, of Riverview Drive, Rt. 2, Two Rivers, longtime drafting and woodworking instructor at Lakeshore Vocational and Technical School, Two Rivers, and operator of a firm manufacturing educational and therapeutic toys bearing his name, died Monday night at Two Rivers Municipal Hospital. Berger, who was honored early in 1967 by the school’s Quarter Century Club after serving the institution for 25 years, became afflicted with a stroke recently and returned home after hospitalization. He returned to the hospital a week ago. Born in Two Rivers Nov. 27, 1904 to the late Charles and Amelia Kahlenberg Berger, he was a member of the first class to graduate from Washington High School in 1923. He then enrolled at what is now Wisconsin State University– Oshkosh, graduating in 1926 with a degree in industrial arts. Returned to Two Rivers After teaching at Kimberly High School for four years, he returned to Two Rivers to become associated with the Hamilton Mfg. Co., where he worked in the Engineering Dept. for nine years. He returned to the teaching field in joining the faculty of the former Vocational and Adult School here, where up to his illness he taught classes ranging from Auto mechanics and blue-print reading to drafting and woodworking. A number of years ago he established the Berger Playcraft Co., which designed, and produced educational and therapeutic toys. Creative-minded since boyhood, Berger instilled enthusiasm in aeronautics among the young people of the area by developing a novel electrically-driven airport or space platform, which permitted young buyer of model planes to fly them like any powered plane. Wife Survives A lifelong member of Grace United Church of Christ, his other affiliation was with the Quarter Century Club of the VTA school.. Surviving are his wife, the former Julia Schneider, whom he married June 18, 1930, at Waukegan, Ill.; three daughters, a son, a step-sister, Mercedes Lousier of Two Rivers; a step-brother, Alfred Lousier of Owen, Wis.; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister. (Survivors edited for privacy) Funeral services will be at 2 p.m .Thursday at Klein and Stangel, Inc., Funeral Home, the Rev. Reed Forbush officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers’ Rest Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, August 13, 1968 (contributed by researcher/see contributors page) ******* Funeral card: In Memory Of GEORGE E. BERGER Born in Two Rivers, Wisconsin November 27, 1904 Passed away in Two Rivers, Wisconsin August 12, 1968 Services 2:00 P.M. Thursday, August 15, 1968 Klein & Stangel, Funeral Home Two Rivers, Wisconsin Rev. Reed Forbush, Officiating Pallbearers Mel DeSwarte Clyde Rau Eben Engle George Brown Adolph Brull Steve Gauthier Place of Interment Pioneers Rest Cemetery Two Rivers, Wisconsin KLEIN & STANGEL. INC. Two Rivers Wisconsin ******* [George Edward] (27 Nov 1904/Aug 1968/SSDI)


GOTTFRIED BERGER From Der Nord Westen, 02 Aug. 1894: Death in Two Rivers on Sun. of Gottfried Wilhelm Berger following an illness of about 6 mos. The deceased, who was one of the oldest residents of Two Rivers, was well known and highly thought of throughout the whole county. He was born 21 Jan. 1821 in Saxony and came to America in 1846, living 2 yrs. in Milwaukee. In 1848 he moved to Two Rivers where he has lived ever since. In the early years he was in the shoemakers trade, but about 30 yrs. ago he opened a tavern. The burial took place Tues. afternoon. ******* Gottfried W. Berger birth: 1821 Saxony death: 29 July 1894 Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Two Rivers father: Christian Berger mother: Christinna Berger spouse: Mary Berger Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


GUIDO BERGER Guido Berber (sic), 77 (photo), veteran employe of the Hamilton Manufacturing company, Two Rivers, who retired three years ago, died early today at the Two Rivers municipal hospital, after being in failing health for a years. He resided at 1401 16th street, Two Rivers, the home in which he was born. Masonic funeral rites will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at the Grace Congregational church, Two Rivers, with burial in Pioneers Rest cemetery. Mr. Berger was born in Two Rivers in 1870, the son of Godfrey Berger, who oper- ated the first hotel in that city. He entered the employ of the veneer type department of the Hamilton company in 1886, and for a time engaged in commercial fishing and also was employed by the Eggers company before returning to the Hamilton company. Taking charge of the type department in 1904 Mr. Berger advanced to the position of foreman of the novelty department in which capacity he served for 22 years until being appointed to an advisory position with the firm's management. In 1931 he was promoted to chief inspector of the company's plants and when the firm organized the research and development department in 1939 he was transferred to become department head. A membor of the Vocational school board at Two Rivers since its founding in 1921, Mr. Berger served five terms as president of that body in addition to being a member of the original police and fire commission. Throughout his life he was actively interested in all sports both as a participant and a spectator. He was one of the city's best known baseball pitchers. Besides baseball, Mr. Berger was interested in boxing, hunting, fishing and outdoor sports and was an active golfer and bowler for many years before his retirement. In 1896 he married the former Lily Last. She preceded him in death in 1943. He was a member of Grace church and the Masonic order. Surviving are two daguhters, Mrs. Del Rogers of Milwaukee and Mrs. George Brown of Two Rivers. A son, Dewey, died last October. There are six grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs.Emily Seibel of this city and Mrs. Clara Schaffland of San Pedro, Calif. The body may be viewed at the Klein and Stangel Inc. funeral home, Two River (sic), after 2 p.m. Sunday and will be moved to the church at noon Monday to lie in state until the hour services. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, December 13, 1947 P. 2


JULIA A. BERGER Julia A. Berger, age 93, formerly of Riverview Drive, Two Rivers, passed away Friday evening, Jan. 14, 2000, at North Ridge Medical & Rehabilitation Center, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, at Klein & Stangel Funeral Home, Two Rivers. Officiating at the service will be Rev. Kim Henning. Burial will be at Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Jule was born Oct. 21, 1906, in St. Louis, Mo., the oldest daughter of Paul Sr. and Elizabeth Schneider. She worked as a telephone supervisor at the then Bell Telephone Co. in Green Bay. During that time she met George E. Berger and on June 18, 1930, they were married in Waukegan, Ill., and shortly there-after the couple moved to Two Rivers, the birthplace of her husband. She was a member of the Two Rivers Senior Center and chorus, and the Homemakers Club for many years, serving as secretary. She attended Grace Congregational Church. Survivors include three daughters and sons in law; one son, six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law; two sisters, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Jule was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, six brothers and sisters. The family will greet relatives and friends from 4 p.m. until the time of service at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 17, 2000 at Klein & Stangel Funeral Home, Two Rivers. The family extends their gratitude to the North Ridge Care Center staff for their compassion and comfort. Herald Times Reporter, January 16, 2000 ******** (21 Oct 1906/14 Jan 2000/SSDI)


LILLIE BERGER (d. 1907) DEATH IN RIVER, BODY NOT FOUND Grieving For Sister Who Had Removed West, Probably Cause of Suicide Grief for her sister, who recently removed from the county, is thought to have been responsible for the death of Miss Lillian Berger, of Two Rivers who is believed to have suicided in the river at that place Sunday. Miss Berger is a sister to Mrs. E. Schaffland, wife of former County Clerk Schaffland, and when the Schaffland family departed for the West recently Miss Berger was much affected and suffered an illness that was almost a collapse. Since that time, though apparently recovered, she has been disturbed in mind and relatives are of the opinion that her death is due to brooding over the absence of her sister. Miss Berger left the home early Sunday morning and when her absence was dis- covered search was immediately made. A shawl, found on the bank of the river near the bridge on Washington street, gave the clew which leads to the belief that Miss Berger committed suicide and this theory has been adopted though search for the body Sunday afternoon was unavailing. The river was dragged but no trace was found. The current in the river is strong and it is believed that the body has been carried toward the entrance and perhaps into the lake. The statement of the engineer of the water plant that he observed a woman near the bridge at daylight Sunday morning, also strengthens the belief which has been accepted, of suicide. Miss Berger was 47 years of age and a daughter of Mrs. G. Berger and had made her home with her mother and a brother. The family has resided at Two Rivers for years and the city has been the home of the unfortunate woman her entire life, except for the periods she had resided here. Since the departure of Mrs. Schaffland, Miss Berger had been depressed and despondent and it is thought that loneliness and affection for her sister, had preyed upon her mind and made her temporarily unbalanced, prompting the rash act. Mrs. W.E. Seibel, of this city is also a sister. A widowed mother, three sisters and two brothers survive. Miss Berger was well and favorably known and a large circle of friends will deplore her death. The aged mother is prostrated by the blow and much anxiety is felt for her. Manitowoc Daily Herald, March 25, 1907 p.1 ********* From Der Nord Westen, 28 Mar. 1907: (From the correspondent in Two Rivers, 25 Mar.) A young lady drowned in our river Sunday morning at 5:30. Her shawl was found on the bank. She was Lilly Berger, a 40-yr. old unmarried lady. Miss Berger lived with her mother, and the fact that she had been ill for many years may have led to her suicide. A large number of people gathered at the bridge when they heard of her death. Men in rubber boats searched the river for her body in vain. The police also have searched the river but have not found anything. Her death is a blow for her family. The unfortunate lady has many brothers and a sister living here, as well as her widowed mother. It is believed that her body will eventually be found in the lake. ********* From Der Nord Westen, 11 Apr. 1907: (From the correspondent in Two Rivers, 08 Apr.) The body of Miss Berger, who drowned in the river two weeks ago, still has not been found and the search has ended. Men from the life saving station last week searched the lake between here and Manitowoc without results. ********* From Der Nord Westen, 16 May. 1907: (From the correspondent in Two Rivers, 13 May) News from Manitowoc arrived Friday that the body of Lillian Berger, who drowned in the river about 6 weeks ago, has been found on the shore in Town Newton. ********* From Der Nord Westen, 16 May. 1907: On Thursday evening a 7-year old son of Town Newton farmer Wm. Stephani found a partially buried female body in the beach sand. The body was immediately uncovered and the District Attorney notified. He transferred the corpse to the funeral home of Vogelsang & Murphy. A coroner’s inquiry was opened by Justice of the Peace Harry Kelley. Charles Berger of Two Rivers gave testimony that he knew the body to be that of his sister; that Lillian Berger had drowned in the river on 24 March; that her body was not found despite every effort taken; and that it was presumed that the body was carried into the lake by the strong current. Although the body was no longer recognizable, he was able to positively identify the clothing as that of his unfortunate sister. The body was then turned over to the Berger family.


LILLY BERGER (d. 1943) In ill health for nearly two years, Mrs. Guido Berger, 67, widely known resident of Two Rivers for nearly a half century and prominent in the activities of Grace Congregational church for many years, died at her home at 1403 16th street at 4:30 Sunday morning. Death was due to a heart attack during the night, following a month of serious illness. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Grace Congregat- ional church, the Rev. Thomas A. Hawkes officiating. Interment will be in the family plot in Pioneers' Rest cemetery. The body may be viewed at the Klein and Stangel, Inc. funeral home from tonight until Tuesday noon, when it will be removed to the church. Mrs. Berger, nee Lily Last, was born in the town of Two Creeks on April 20, 1876, a daughter of the late John and Caroline Krase Last, pioneers in the township. On her birthday in 1894 she was married in Two Rivers to Guido Berger, also a member of a pioneer family of this community, who is president of the board of vocational education. A member of the Order of Eastern Star for many years, Mrs. Berger, up to her illness was active in Circle A of the Ladies' Aid society of Grace Congregational church, with which she was affiliated since her marriage. Besides her husband, Mrs. Berger leaves two daughters, Mrs. George Brown of Two Rivers, and Mrs. Dell Rogers of Milwaukee, and a son, Dewey, for many years a resident of South Gate, near Los Angeles, Calif. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. John Myers of Two Rivers, a brother, Louis Last of Rockford, Ill., and four grand- children. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, July 12, 1943 P. 2


THOMAS C. BERGER

Thomas C. Berger passed away Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004 at St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay. He was born in Two Rivers on Aug. 20, 1931 son of the late George E. and Julia A. Berger. Tom graduated from Washington High School with the class of 1949. Upon graduation, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc, and was initiated into the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society and the Phi Eta Sigma National Honorary Fraternity. During his sophomore year at Madison, he was initiated into the Pi Tau Sigma National Honorary Fraternity. In his junior year, he received a scholarship and was awarded the Tau Beta Pi Key (the highest honor attainable by an undergraduate student in engineering school). He received his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering in 1954 and was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant in the Air Force. He was stationed with the Air Technical Intelligence Center, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio. Following his discharge, Tom began his graduate work at the university at which time he was awarded an Engineering Research Fellowship and accepted a position on the university teaching staff. He received his master’s degree in mechanical engineering and is a licensed registered professional mechanical engineer in the state of Wisconsin. Tom was also a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He also worked for Stoelting Company in Kiel, Manitowoc Engineering and provided consultant services for Hamilton’s of Two Rivers. He was the original founder of the Manitowoc Singles Club in the early l960s and most recently belonged to the Northeastern Wisconsin Woodworker’s Guild and Inventors Network of Wisconsin. He was a licensed private pilot and a longtime member of the EAA. Tom is survived by his devoted and special friend; and three sisters. Also surviving are nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father: George E. Berger; and his mother: Julie A. Berger. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 8, 2004 at Klein & Stangel Funeral Home, Two Rivers. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Kim Henning. Burial will be at Pioneer’s Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. The family will greet relatives and friends at Klein & Stangel Funeral Home on Friday, Oct. 8, 2004 from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 11 am. Special thanks to the dedicated and supportive staff of St. Vincent’s Dialysis Clinic, doctors at Green Bay Nephrology Clinic and San Luis Nursing Home for all their loving care. Herald Times Reporter, Oct. 7, 2004


ALBERT BERNHARDT RESIDENT HERE FOR 40 YEARS PASSES Alb. Bernhardt, 72, Dies At Home Here on Monday After a Month's Illness After an illness of a month Albert Bernhardt, 72, a resident of Two Rivers for forty years, died yesterday afternoon at his home on Twenty-second street. For over a score of years he was employed at the Hamilton plant. Burial will take place from St. John's Lutheran church Thursday afternoon with burial at Pioneer's Rest. Mr. Bernhardt was born in the town of Mishicot, November 12, 1857 (sic) and was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gottlieb Bernhardt, early settlers in that vicinity. For a number of years during his early manhood he remained on the old homestead and later for a number of years was employed in that vicinity. Came Here at Age of 33 He came to Two Rivers at the age of thirty-three years and secured employment at the old Mann Brothers saw mill where he remained for fifteen years. Since that time he had been in the employment of the Hamilton Co. Thirty-eight years ago, Mr. Bernhardt was married to Sophie Mandel of the Tannery, who still survives him. Besides his wife he leaves two sons, Harry Bernhardt of Flint, Mich., George Bernhardt of the town of Saxonburg, and one daughter, Mrs. Hilda Emond, of this city. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Fred Witte of Saxonburg, and four grandchildren. Manitowoc Herald News, Tuesday, September 30, 1930 P. 13


H. EMELIE BERNHARDT Death in Mishicott on Tues. last week of 75-yr. old Mrs. Eva Bernhard(sic) of old age debility. The deceased, who leaves 3 children, was buried in Two Rivers. Der Nord Westen, 28 Aug. 1902 ******** (1900 Mishicott census: Living in Otto Bernhardt household, only Bernhardt household: mother of Otto, Amelia Bernhardt b. 1828 age 72 Widow had 3 children, 3 living) ******* Wisconsin, Death Records Name Emilia Kalenburg Bernhard Event Type Death Event Date 1902 Event Place Mishicot, Manitowoc, Wisconsin Residence Place Mishicott, Wis. Gender Female Age 74 Race W Occupation Housewife Birth Date 28 Apr 1828 Birth Year (Estimated) 1828 Birthplace Germany Burial Place Two Rivers, Father's Birthplace Germany Mother's Birthplace Germany Spouse's Name Gottlob Bernhard ******** Emilia Kalenburg Bernhard birth: 28 April 1828 Germany, Europe death: 20 August 1902 Mischicot, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Two Rivers residence: 1902 Mishicott, Wis. spouse: Gottlob Bernhard Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968 ******* [Emelie H. Bernhardt]


J. GOTTLOB BERNHARDT Mr. Gottlieb Bernharat (sic) died last Tuesday. Deceased was 58 years old and leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times Tuesday, October 16, 1883, pg. 2 ******** (Note: Per obituary, "last Tuesday" was October 9, 1883) [Gottlieb]


SOPHIA BERNHARDT Mrs. Sophia Bernhardt, 88, of 1311 22nd St., Two Rivers, died at the Two Rivers Municipal Hospital Wednesday afternoon where she was a patient the past month. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday 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. Interment will be in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mrs. Bernhardt, nee Sophia Mandel, was born in the Town of Two Rivers on July 6, 1866, a daughter of Fred and Maria Kampf Mandel. In 1891 she was married to Albert Bernhardt in Two Rivers. He died in 1930. Surviving Mrs. Bernhardt are two sons, Harry of Flint, Mich., and George Bernhardt of the Town of Two Rivers; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Lauber of Two Rivers and Mrs. Ida Schuman of Fort Atkinson; four brothers, Edwin Mandel of Two Rivers, Julius of the Town of Two Rivers, Fred of Gregory, S.D., and Albert Mandel of Fremont, Neb., six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Luke Emond, died in January of this year. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thrusday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, June 2, 1955 P. 30


LARRY AND TERRY BERTRAM Twin boys, born to Police Officer and Mrs. Buck Bertram at the Two Rivers Municipal hospital this morning, died several hours later. Funeral services were held from the Beduhn funeral home in Two Rivers this afternoon. Manitowoc Herald Times, May 24, 1946 P.4


ANNA BERTSCHY Mrs. Anna Bertscy, 73, of 2028-24th St., Two Rivers, died early Friday morning at Two Rivers Municipal Hospital where she had been a patient three days. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Deja and Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers. The Rev. Theodore F. Stern will officiate and burial will be in Pioneers Rest Cemetery. Mrs. Bertschy was born Jan. 4, 1892, at Plymouth, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tiegs. She attended Plymouth schools and April 25, 1911, was married to Walter Bertschy at Sheboygan Falls. The couple operated a farm at Suring until coming to Two Rivers 40 years ago. He husband died in 1951. For a number of years Mrs. Bertschy was employed at the former Two Rivers Laundry and Dry Cleaning Co. until her retirment in 1964. Survivors include five sons, Corliss, of Manitowoc, Gordon and Francis, of Milwaukee, Reuben, with the U.S. Air Force in England and Frederick, of Two Rivers and 15 grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 o'clock this Friday evening. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, July 2, 1965 P. 7 ******* [Anna Marie Bertschy]


BARBARA BERTSCHY Barbara Ann Bertschy, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Corliss H. Bertschy of Two Rivers, died suddenly at Municipal hospital there Tuesday night. She was three months and 18 days old. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday the Beduhn Funeral chapel with the Rev. W.G. Haase, pastor of St. John Lutheran church, officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers' Rest cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home anytime after 7 o'clock this evening until time of services. Mrs. Bertschy is the former Beatrice Yanda. Barbara Ann is survived by her parents, her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bertschy of Two Rivers, and her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Yanda of Casco. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, November 5, 1947 P. 2 ******* [Barbara Ann Bertschy/3 mo.]


JOHN BERTSCHY Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bertschy, 2405 Sixteenth street, will extend sympathy to them following the death, early today at the hospital at Manitowoc, of their two months old child. Burial will take place Sunday afternoon, at 1:30 from the Beduhn and Goetz chapel and at two o'clock from the St. John's Lutheran church. Manitowoc Herald News, Friday, September 16, 1927 P. 10 ******** The funeral of John, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bertschy will take place Sunday afternoon at 1:30 from the Beduhn and Goetz chaped (sic) and at two o'clock from Pioneer's Rest cemetery, instead of the Lutheran church. Rev. Haase will officiate. Manitowoc Herald News, September 17, 1927 P. 13


MARTIN BERTSCHY A telegram was received at Plymouth Friday by Mrs. Ernestine Fiegst bearing the sad news of the death of her 4 year old grandson, Martin Donald Bertschy, Two Rivers. The child was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bertschy, formerly of Glenbeulah. He had been ill but a few days with diphtheria. Besides the parents, he is survived by two brothers, Corliss and Gordon. The funeral was held Thursday in Two Rivers with interment in the cemetery there. Sheboygan Press, Thursday, Dec. 16, 1920 page 1


WALTER BERTSCHY Two Rivers Man Dies From Injury in Fall at Home In a state of coma for three days following a fall down the basement steps of his home early Saturday morning, in which he received a skull fracture, Walter Bertschy, 64, 2514 15th street, Two Rivers, died at the Two Rivers Municipal hospital shortly before midnight Tuesday. Mr. Bertschy was about to tend the furnace in his home shortly after midnight Friday when he slipped on the steps and fell on the concrete floor. Members of the family found him in an unconscious condition and he was taken to the hospital in an ambulance. Funeral services will be held at the Beduhn, Deja and Martin funeral home, Two Rivers, at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, the Rev. W.G. Haase officiating. Interment will be in the family plot in Pioneers' Rest cemetery, Two Rivers. The body may be viewed at the funeral home from 2 o'clock Friday afternoon to the hour of services. Walter Bertschy was born at Sheboygan Falls in 1886, a son of the late Martin and Johanna Henning Bertschy. He was married in 1911 at Plymouth to Anna Tiegs of that city. After their marriage they settled on a farm near Suring in Oconto county and came to Two Rivers in 1917. He was an employe of the Aluminum Goods Manufacturing company for 10 years and worked at the Hamilton Manufacturing company for the past seven years. He is survived by his widow, five sons, Corliss of Two Rivers, Gordon and Francis of Milwaukee, Reuben in the air corps at Mather field, Sacramento, Cal., and Frederick Bertschy at home. He also leaves a brother, Paul Bertschy of Milwaukee. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, January 24, 1951 P. 14


WESLEY M. BERTSCHY Funeral services for Wesley Michael, six-day-old son of Corliss and Bearice Yanda Bertschy, of Rt. 2, Manitowoc, who died at the home early Saturday night, were held at 2 p.m. at the Deja and Martin Funeral Chapel, Two Rivers, the Rev. W.G. Haase officiating. Interment was in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Wesley Michael was born at Two Rivers Municipal Hospital on Sept. 2. Besides his paretns he leaves a brother, Norman, at home; the maternal grand- parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Janda (sic), of Rt. 1, Two Rivers and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Anna Bertschy, of Two Rivers. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, September 10, 1956 P. 17


RAMONA B. BETH Ramona B. Beth, age 85, Two Rivers, passed away peacefully with her family surrounding her, Thursday evening, October 14, 1999, at Two Rivers Community Hospital. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, October 18, 1999, at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Two Rivers. Rev. David Arndt officiating, with burial at Pioneer Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. She was born February 10, 1914, in the town of Two Rivers, daughter of the late John J. and Theresa Johannes Raatz. She attended Tannery School, St. John’s Parochial School and Washington High School, graduating with the class of 1932. On April 19, 1933, she married Walter Beth in Two Rivers. The couple celebrated 66 years of marriage last April. She was employed at Two Rivers Community Hospital, City Cab, and Paragon Electric Co. retiring in 1968. She is a member of St. John’s Ladies Society afternoon and evening group and the dartball league. She is also a member of the Two Rivers Senior Center. Walter, a son and daughter-in-law, Merle and Judy Beth, Two Rivers; two daughters and one son-in-law, Marily Jergenson, Two Rivers, Maureen and John Kloida, Manitowoc; a sister-in-law, Lucille Swigert, Sheboygan, a special friend, Myrtle Trybeck, Two Rivers; eight grandchildren, Wade and Sue Schmidt, Wendy and Doug Duebner, Warren and Ellen Schmidt, Wanda and Gene Altiere, Bruce and Kathy Beth, Brian and Natalie Beth, Dawn Kloida and Donna Kloida; 12 great grandchildren, Ryan and Sarah Schmidt, Brendt, Brandon and Breanne Duebner, Carrie and Carl Schmidt, Thomas and Eric Benson, Ashley, Jennifer and Kyle Beth, a number of nieces and nephews, and many friends. She was preceded in death one brother and one sister. Friends may call at the Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, from 5-8 p.m. Sunday evening and after 9 a.m. on Monday at the church, until the time of service at 10 a.m. Herald Times Reporter, October 16, 1999 ******* (10 Feb 1914/14 Oct 1999/SSDI)


WALTER M. BETH Walter M. Beth, age 91, of Two Rivers, died peacefully Thursday afternoon, Nov. 25, 2004 following a brief illness at the Hamilton Memorial Home, Two Rivers. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 29, 2004 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Two Rivers. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. David Scherbarth, with burial to follow in Pioneer Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Walter was born Sept. 16, 1913 in Two Rivers, a son of the late Charles and Barbara Monka Beth. He received his education in Two Rivers, attending St. Mark’s Parochial School and graduating from Washington High School with the class of 1931. On April 19, 1933, he was married to Ramona B. Raatz at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Two Rivers. The couple was blessed with 66 years together. She preceded him in death Oct. 14, 1999. Wally was employed at Mirro Aluminum Co. for many years and also at the Manitowoc Shipbuilding for a short time during the war. He retired from Mirro Aluminum in 1978, as assistant superintendent. He was a long time member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, where he was past member of the church council, served as trustee and was a member of the Lutheran Men’s Club. He was also a member of the National Management Club of Mirro; the Two Rivers Senior Center, where he served with the Meals-on-Wheels program; and he enjoyed bowling, dartball and playing cards with several card clubs. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, two daughters and a son-in-law, eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, seveial nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, a brother, and three sisters. Friends may call at the Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, from 5 until 8 p.m. Sunday evening and at the church on Monday after 9 a.m. until the time of service at 10 a.m. Memorials may be made to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church or the donor’s choice. Herald Times Reporter, Nov. 27, 2004 ******** Funeral card In Memory of Walter M. Beth Birth Date September 16, 1913 Date of Death November 25, 2004 Services 10:00AM - Monday - November 29, 2004 St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church Two Rivers, Wisconsin Officiating Reverend David Scherbarth Final Resting Place Pioneer Rest Cemetery Two Rivers, Wisconsin Arrangements By Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels Two Rivers, Wisconsin ********** (16 Sep 1913/25 Nov 2004/SSDI)


AUGUST BIEL August Biel, 55, teamster, died at the Two Rivers hospital this morning following an illness of a year. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon from the Jansky funeral home. Burial will be made in the Pioneer's Rest cemetery. The body may be viewed at the funeral home from tonight until the time of the services Saturday. Mr. Biel was born in Germany January 28, 1885. He came to Two Rivers with his parents at the age of 3. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Frank Gauthier of the town of Two River step-sister, Mrs. Dewey Sattler, Manitowoc; a brother John Biel of Chicago; and a step-brother, Herman Gloe of Two Rivers. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, December 11, 1940 P.15


EDNA MARIAN BIEL Mrs. Edna Kunz Biel, 66, of 2618 31st Street, Two Rivers, died Saturday evening, March 31, at home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Luke Catholic Church, Two Rivers. The Rev. Robert Rhyner will officiate with burial at Pioneer Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mrs. Biel was born October 9, 1917, at Two Rivers, daughter of the late John and Anna Samz Behlow. She married Clarence Kunz and he preceded her in death in January of 1968. She then married Alois Biel on March 17, 1973 at Two Rivers. He preceded her in death in November of 1980. Mrs. Biel worked at Paragon Electric. She was a member of the Peco Club, REAC, Two Rivers Senior Citizens and the Two Rivers Eagles Auxiliary. Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and Mary Kunz of Manitowoc, Richard and Monica Kunz of Medford Lakes, New Jersey and Gary and Connie Kunz of Gallup, New Mexico; four daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and LeRoy Free of Manitwooc, Judy and Dick Vnuk of Two Rivers, Mary and Chrles Wondrash of Two Rivers and Elizabeth and Robert Oonk of Sheboygan; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Louise and Romy Zahn of Grafton, Wisconsin and Edith and Charles Seitz of Golden Rod, Florida; two step daughters and a step son, Marion and Bill Burg of Two Rivers and Barbara Bartelt of Shawano, Wisconsin and 17 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret and a brother Henry. Friends may call at Klein and Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers from 4 o'clock this Monday afternoon. Eagles Memorial Service at 6:30 o'clock and a parish memorial at 7:00 o'clock p.m. Herald Times Reporter, April 2, 1984 P. 3 ********* (b. 9 Oct 1917/d. Mar 1984/SSDI)


ANDREW BISCHOFF DEAD MAN IS FOUND UNDER TREE IN FIELD Andrew Bishop (sic), 69, Is Victim of Stroke at Notz Farm Death came to Andrew Bishop, a farmer resident of Two Rivers yesterday afternoon while he was seeking a rest under a tree at the farm of Bartly Notz, Rural Route 3, just outside of this city, near the Catholic cemetery. His body was discovered by Deputy Sheriff Richard Beduhn who went to the Notz farm to serve some papeers on an Indian who is employed there. He called Mrs. Notz and Dr. Schmitz was phoned for. Death was ascribed to a stroke. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Notz home, Rev. Sievert officiating and burial will be at Pioneers' Rest cemetery at Two Rivers. Mr. Bishop, who for many years had been a cabinet maker at the Hamilton plant at Two Rivers, had been employed at the Notz farm for the last four years and with his wife made his home at the place. He complained yesterday morning of feeling ill and a physician was called to attend him. Dead Ten Minutes Discovery of the body of Mr. Bishop was made by Mrs. Beduhn who accompanied her husband to the Notz farm and who called attention of Mr. Beduhn to the man under the tree. According to the physician who was called Mr. Bishop had probably been dead not to exceed ten or fifteen minutes when the body was found. Mr. Bishop was sixty-nine years old, having been born in the town of Two Rivers in 1856. He was married in 1887 to Miss Caroline Thoms and his widow is his only surviving relative. As far as could be learned he was not a member of any fraternal organization. Manitowoc Herald News, Friday, July 31, 1925 P.5


CAROLINE BISCHOFF CAROLINE BISCHOFF DIES ON MONDAY Dies at Home of Sister in Manitowoc; Funeral Wednesday Mrs. Andrew Bischoff, 70, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Lawrence Karkow of Manitowoc, on Monday morning at 11:10 o’clock due to a complication of diseases. Mrs. Bischoff, nee Caroline Thomas, was born in the town of Two Creeks on October 29, 1859. She lived there until 1886 when she married Andrew Bischoff and the couple made this city their home, residing on Twenty-first street. In 1922 they moved to Manitowoc, living there until the death of Mr. Bischoff in 1925. Then Mrs. Bischoff came back to Two Rivers where she lived on East River street until several weeks ago when she again went to Manitowoc, this time to make her home with her sister, Mrs. Lawrence K. Karkow. She leaves to mourn her death one sister, Mrs. Lawrence Karkow, seven nieces and ten nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:15 o’clock from the Karkow home on 815 Twenty-sixth street, Manitowoc, and at 2 o’clock from the St. John’s Lutheran church, this city. Rev. W. G. Haase will officiate. Interment will be in Pioneers’ Rest cemetery. Manitowoc Herald Times, March 26, 1929 P. 8 ********* FUNERAL HERE TODAY Funeral services for Mrs. Caroline Bichoff (sic), aged 70, were held at the St. John's Lutheran church at two o'clock this afternoon with the Rev. W.G. Haase officiating. Interment was at Pioneers Rest Cemtery. Mrs. Bichoff, who has been a life long resident of this county, passed away at the home of her sister in Manitowoc, Tuesday. Death was due to a complication of diseases. Mr. Bichoff was born in Two Creeks in 1859 and came to this city in 1886. She made her home in this city until a few years ago when she moved to Manitowoc to live with her sister, Mrs. Lawrence Karkow. Manitowoc Herald News, Wednesday, March 27, 1929 P.11


EDWARD BISHOP Edward Bishop, 67, life-long resident of the town of Two Rivers, died Monday at the Holy Family hospital after a lingering illness. He was born in the town of Two Rivers, in 1877, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Bishop. He attended county schools and continued in farm work. He married in 1906 and the couple continued to make their home on the farm. Survivors include his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Harvey Meissner; one son, Sgt. Edward, Panama City, Fla.; two brothers, Rudolph, Manitowoc and Andrew, Chicago; two sisters, Carrie and Millio Bishop, both of Wausau; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.. Thursday at the C.J. Jansky and Son funeral home, Two Rivers, the Rev. C.F. Hayes officiating. Burial will take place in the Pioneers' Rest cemetery. The body may be viewed from Wednesday noon until time of services at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, January 9, 1945 P.2


JANE LOUISE BISHOP Jane Louise, the two weeks old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bishop, 1601 Columbus street, died last evening. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock from the home, and burial will take place at Two Rivers. Manitowoc Herald News, Wednesday, April 5, 1922 P.5


NORA BISHOP Mrs. Nora Bishop, 84, of Shady Lane Home, Manitowoc, and a native of the Town of Two Rivers, died at the home Wednesday afternoon. Funeral services will be at 2:30 pm Friday at Klein and Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers. The Rev. T. J. Vinger will officiate. Burial will be in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mrs. Bishop, nee Nora Willert, was born Aug. 28, 1888, in the town of Two Rivers, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Willert. She was married to Edward Bishop at Manitowoc July 18, 1916, after which the couple farmed in the Town of Two Rivers until retirement to Manitowoc. Her husband preceded her in death in 1945. She had been employed for 12 years at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, until her retirement. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Harvey (Carol) Meissner of Manitowoc; a son, Edward of Rt. 2, Two Rivers; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 o'clock this Thursday afternoon. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thurs. May 10, 1973 page 3 ******** (28 Aug 1888/May 1973/SSDI)


DANIEL A. BLAHA Daniel A. (Dan) Blaha, 74, of 1900-30th St., Two Rivers, retired tool and die foreman at Paragon Electric Co. Inc., Two Rivers, and well known early Two Rivers basketball player, died unexpectedly Saturday morning at his trailer camp home at Orlando, Fla. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, the Rev. Karl F. Koch officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mr. Blaha was born March 28, 1899, at Two Rivers, son of the late Anton and Antoinette Lodel Blaha. He attended Two Rivers High School and was a member of the old City Basketball Team at Two Rivers. He was also active in cub scouting at Two Rivers. He was a member of the Two Rivers Vocational School Board. He learned the tool and die making tade at Mirro Aluminum Co.; and for many years until his retirement in 1965 he was with the Paragon firm. Besides his wife, the former Esther Nocker, whom he married June 4, 1918, at Two Rivers, he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Elaine) Burden, of Las Vegas, Nev., and Mrs. Frederick (Elizabeth) Brackett, of Orlando; two sons, Richard and Wilbur, of Two Rivers; two sisters, Mrs. Annette Segers, of Chicago, and Mrs. Leona Smith, of San Diego, Calif.; a brother, Eugene, of Two Rivers, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 until 9 o'clock this Monday evening. Herald Times Reporter, Monday, April 2, 1973 ******** [Daniel Anton Blaha] (28 Mar. 1899/Mar. 1973/SSDI)


ESTHER BLAHA Mrs. Esther Blaha, 81, a resident of Hamilton Memorial Home, Two Rivers, died late Saturday evening, April 30, at the home. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday 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. Blaha was born May 16, 1901, at Two Rivers, daughter of the late Hubert and Anna Pufahl Nocker. She attended Two Rivers Public School and was married to Dan Blaha June 4, 1918, at Two Rivers. He preceded her in death March 31, 1973. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and June and Wilbur and Gertrude of Two Rivers; two daughters and a son-in-law, Mrs. Elaine Burden of Las Vegas, Nev., and Elizabeth and Frederick Brackett of Orlando, Fla.; a brother and sister-in-law, Clifford and Katheryn of Two Rivers; three sisters-in-law, Mrs. Florence Blaha of Two Rivers, Mrs. Leona Smith of San Diego, Calif., and Mrs. Annette Segers of Chicago, eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Friends may calll at Deja and Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, 5 p.m to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Memorials may be made to National Diabetes Foundation. Herald Times Reporter, May 2, 1983 P. 3 ******** [bur. 05-04-1983/age 81 yrs.] (16 May 1901/Apr 1983/SSDI)


BECKY BLASHKA Becky Blashka, infant daughter of Daniel J. and Constance Hermann Blashka of 903 S. 18th St., Manitowoc, was born and died Tuesday in Two Rivers Community Hospital, Two Rivers. Private family funeral services were 2 p.m. Wednesday in Klein and Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers. The Rev. Keith Haag officiated and burial was in Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Survivors include her parents, paternal grandfather, Joseph Blashka and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Marie Blashka of Manitowoc; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hermann and maternal great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Naeser, of Two Rivers. Herald Times Reporter, July 13, 1977 P. 3 ******** (I don't know where they moved her to)


ANNA BLATTLER BLATTLER, Mrs. John—Age 53, life long resident of Two Rivers vicinity, died at Two Rivers home Saturday morning of heart trouble. Survived by husband, four daughters, one son, Funeral services at St. John’s Lutheran church, arrangements to be made later. Manitowoc Herald Times, November 26, 1932 P. 13 ******** Blattler Rites Are Held In City Today With the Rev. W.G. Haase officiating, funeral services for Mrs. John Blattler were held at 1:30 p.m. today in the home at 2402 Washington street and at 2 p.m. in St. John's Lutheran church. Burial was in Pioneer's Rest cemetery. Among the many who attended the rites were a number of people from out of the city. They include Mrs. Arhtur Adler and son, Mrs. Harry Arlack and A. Merten, all of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Budo and daughter of Marshfield, Mr. and Mrs. Jule Lambert of Kellnersville. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, November 29, 1932 P.9


JOHN J. BLATTLER Ill only a day, John J. Blattler, 76, 2402 Washington St., Two Rivers, one of the city's most ardent fishing enthusiasts and hunters, and a retired employe of the Hamilton Manufacturing Company, died at his home at 5 p.m. Friday. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. John Lutheran Church, Two Rivers, the Rev. W.G. Haase officiating. Interment will be in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. He was born at Stevens Point in 1876, a son of the late Frank and Anna Mayer Blattler. When he was 16 years old he was employed at the Fred Mahnke farm at Saxonburg, near Mishicot, and in 1900 he married Anna Mahnke, at Two Rivers. After their marriage the couple made their home in Two Rivers where he had resided since. Mrs. blattler preceded him in death at Two Rivers 20 years ago. In 1000 (sic) Mr. Blattler entered the employe of the Hamilton Manufacturing Company as a woodworker, retiring 11 years ago at the age of 65. He was a member of the "30 Year Club" of the Hamilton Company. Mr. Blattler was a familiar figure to anglers engaged in perch fishing in the summer months on the piers of the Two Rivers harbor, seldom missing a day in weather permissable for the pasttime. He was also a hunting enthusiast since youth. He was an active member of the St. John Lutheran Church for many years and for a number of years was affiliated with the Lutheran Men's Club. Surviving Mr. Blattler are four daughters, Mrs. Joseph Lambert of Manitowoc, Mrs. Albert Shimon of Rt. 1, Whitelaw, Mrs. Lloyd Koeser of Two Rivers, and Mrs. Ross Wright of Silver Springs, Md., and a son, Frederick Blattler of Mishicot. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Herman Boettger of Two Rivers and a brother, George Blattler of Hartford, Wis. There are 12 grandchildren and seven great grand- children. Friends may call at the Beduhn, Deja & Martin Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, from noon 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 services. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, February 28, 1953 P.2


IDA BLESER Mrs. Bleser Dies suddenly The death of Mrs. Peter C. Bleser, nee Ida Kiel, comes as a shock to friends and relatives of the deceased. Friday evening Mrs. Bleser was still in the best of health and watched the Hamilton parade from an auto. She died Saturday morning at 12:30 o’clock of heart trouble. The funeral was held this afternoon at 2 o’clock with services by the Rev. Haase of the St. John’s Lutheran church. Burial was made at Pioneer’s Rest cemetery. The deceased was born at Kossuth in 1863 and married Peter Blesser in 1880. They came to Two Rivers to make their residence in 1912 and have lived here since that time. She is survived by her husband and three sons, Leo of Marshfield, Roland of Two Rivers, Charles of Pulaski and three sisters, Mrs. J. Hessel of Francis Creek, Mrs. William Bleser of Rapids and Mrs. Carl Pitz of Manitowoc. Manitowoc Herald News, July 6, 1925 P. 6 ******* The funeral of Mrs. Peter C. Bleser which was held from the St. John’s Lutheran Church yesterday afternoon was very largely attended. Manitowoc Herald News, July 7, 1925 P.5


PETER C. BLESER Peter C. Bleser, 87, retired county cheesemaker and a director of the Bank of Two Rivers, died early this morning at the residence of a son, Roland, in Two Rivers, where he had been making his home. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the St. Luke Catholic church in Two Rivers with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. C.V. Hugo officiating. Interment will be in Pioneers' Rest cemetery. Born in Germany in 1860, Mr. Bleser came to America when a young man, settling in the town of Kossuth. He operated numerous cheese factories throughout the county and for 10 years previous to his retirement 33 years ago opereated the factory on the Rangeline road north of Two Rivers where Rudolph Jaehnig is now located. He had been a director of the bank for 15 years and was affiliated with the Two Rivers council of the Knights of Columbus for many years. In 1886 he married the former Ida Kiel of the town of Kossuth. Mrs. Bleser preceded her husband in death 22 years ago. Surviving, in addition to the son, Roland, who is the cashier of the Bank of Two Rivers, are two other sons, Leo of Cecil, Wis., and Charles of Shawano; one sister, Mrs. Charles Hammer of Chicago; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The body may be viewed at the Beduhn funeral home in Two Rivers from 7 p.m. Wednesday until the hour of services. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Thursday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, December 2, 1947 P. 2


ROLAND C. BLESER R. C. Bleser, Bank Chairman Dead at 74 Roland C. Bleser, 74, of 1520-25th st., chairman of the board of the Bank of Two Rivers, with which institution he had served for more than 53 years, a civic leader and long prominent in activities of the American Legion, died shortly before 7 a.m. Friday at Manitowoc Memorial Hospital. Mr. Bleser, who retired from his duties at the bank in the summer of 1961 where he took his first employment when he was 17, had been in failing health the past two years. A charter member of the Two Rivers Lions Club, which he served as an early president, he was also one of the earlier commanders of the Robert E. Burns Post 165, American Legion, and one of the leaders of the first Legion-sponsored Two Rivers Snow Festival. Starting as a bookkeeper at the Bank of Two Rivers before he was 17, Mr. Bleser saw the institution grow from assets of $250,000 to more than $10 million. Under his leadership in 1957 the bank undertook an extensive modernization and rebuilding program. Honored in 1958 In May of 1958 Mr. Bleser was honored by the bank’s board of directors after completing 50 years of service with the establishment. He also had been a member of the Manitowoc County Bankers Assn. for more than a half century. Mr. Bleser started in the bank in 1908 under his former school teacher, the late H.C. Wilke, former president, tehn cashier, at a salary of $25 per month. Early in 1930 he was made assistant cashier of the bank when the late H.C. Schwake was cashier. Upon the illness of President Wilke in 1950, Mr. Bleser assumed the post of executive vice president. Two months after President Wilke’s death in September of 1951 he became the bank’s president holding the post until the summer of 1961 when he was succeeded by William C. Stueck as he became the board’s chairman and retired from active service. Mr. Bleser was an overseas veteran of World War I, serving in the Army in France. A charter member of the Robert E. Burns Post and the Eleven Gold Star Post 1248, Veterans of Foreign Wars, he served the Legion post as commander in 1932. In the late 1930s he was one of the leaders of the Snow Festival which the Legion post had sponsored. A charter member of the Manitowoc County Voiture 1140, Forty et Eight, he was one of its past chef de gares, one of only four surviving charter members of the Two Rivers Lions Club and one of the earlier leaders. He served as cabinet secretary when August H. Fanslau became district governor in 1939-40. Mr. Bleser also served as treasurer of numerous fund-raising campaigns. He retired only recently as secretary of the Board of Trustees of Manitowoc County Hospital. Military Funeral Mr. Blesser was born Oct. 14, 1891, in the Town of Kossuth, a son of the late Peter and Ida Kiel Bleser. He received his commercial training at the old Manitowoc Business College. Besides his wife, the former Olga Stollberg, whom he married Oct. 22, 1919, he leaves a son, Donald R., a teller at the Bank of Two Rivers; a brother, Charles, of Shawano and three grandchildren, Jean, John and Catherine, children of Donald Bleser, and a number of nieces and nephews. A brother, Leo, died two years ago at Shawano. Military funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Klein and Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, conducted by the Robert E. Burns Post, with the Rev. Richard H. Trump officiating. The firing squad of the post will be the escort at the graveside at Pioneers’ Rest Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday. Manitowoc Herald Times, December 18, 1964 P. 11


EDWARD BLUM Mourn Death of Infant The five months' old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Blum, 1302 Hawthorne avenue, died this morning of convulsions. The funeral will be held from the home Monday afternoon, Rev. Haase will conduct the funeral services. Manitowoc Herald News, Friday, January 16, 1925 P. 2 ******** (son of William and Meta Wenholz Blum)


META C. BLUM Funeral Services for Mrs. William Blum, 77, of Rt. 1 Mishicot, a former resident of Two Rivers who died at Two Rivers Municipal Hospital Friday noon where she was a patient 19 days, will be 2 p.m. Monday at St. John Lutheran Church, Two Rivers, the Rev. T.F. Stern officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mrs. Blum, nee Meta C. Wenholz, was born Oct. 1, 1884, at Saxonburg, Town of Mishicot, daughter of the late Diedrich and Sophia Carsten(s) Wenholz. She was married Jan. 1, 1907, at Mishicot to William Blum. In the earlier years of their marriage the family resided at Two Rivers for many years. Besides her husband she leaves six daughters, Mrs. Alvin Messman, Mrs. Emmath Jonas, Mrs. Alfred Jurgens and Mrs. Ray Steger of Two Rivers, Mrs. Harvey Baker of Bayfield, Wis. and Mrs. Fred Jonas of Rt. 1 Mishicot; a son, Herbert of Neilsville, Wis., a sister, Mrs. Hugo Ploeckelmann of Mishicot; 19 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. A son, daughter and sister preceded her in death. Friends may call at Klein and 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 from 11 a.m. to the time of service. December 16, 1961, Herald Times Reporter ******** (Meta Caroline WENHOLZ Blum)


WILLIAM F. BLUM William F. Blum, 83 of Rt. 1, Mishicot, retired sexton of Mishicot Public Cemetery, died Sunday night at Two Rivers Municipal Hospital where he had been a patient for three weeks. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Two Rivers, the Rev. Edward Stelter officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mr. Blum was born August 22, 1885, in the town of Mishicot,a son of the late William and Doris Wolf Blum. He attended the Mishicot school district. He married the former Meta Wenholz Jan. 1, 1907, at Mishicot. Seh preceded him in death in December of 1961. The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1957. Mr. Blum was a rural mail carrier from 1904 to 1911, after which he moved his family to Two Rivers and was employed at Mirro Aluminum Co., Boehringer Oil and Fuel Co. and later at Kahlenberg Bros. Co. In 1929 the family moved to a farm in the Tisch Mills area wich he operated until 1944. He became Mishicot's first garbage collector in the middle 1940s and also was the sexton of the Mishicot Public Cemetery until his retirement four years ago when he moved to his present address in the Town of Mishicot. Surviving are his six daughters, Mrs. Alvin Messman, Mrs. Emmath Jonas, Mrs. Alfred Jurgens, and Mrs. Ray Steger of Two Rivers, Mrs. Harvey Baker of Bayfield and Mrs. Fred Jonas of Rt.1, Mishicot; a son, Herbert of Neillsville; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Schmidt of Rt. 1 Mishicot, and Mrs. Alvina Thielbar of Rt. 1, Two Rivers; 19 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren. Two children and five sisters preceded him in death. Friends may call at Deja and Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers after 3 p.m. Tuesday until 10:30 a.m. Wednesday when the casket will be taken to the church where the body will lie in state until the time of services. Herald Times Reporter, Mon. Sept. 23, 1968 ******** [William Fred] (b. Aug. 22, 1885/d. September 22, 1968, buried Sept. 25, 1968)


AGNES BOCHER Mrs. Agnes Bocher, 76, of 2108-29th St., Two Rivers, died Wednesday, September 3, at Two Rivers Community Hospital. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Calvary Lutheran Church, Two Rivers. The Rev. Richard Bidwell will officiate and burial will be in Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mrs. Bocher, nee Agnes Schmeichel, was born April 4, 1904, at Two Rivers, daughter of the late John and Emma Knickrehm Schmeichel. She attended Two Rivers Grade and High School and was graduated from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Cardinal Stritch College in Chicago and Silver Lake College. She taught in Marinette School and Two Rivers Public Schools and started the first class in Special Education in Two Rivers. June 25, 1927, she was married to A.E. Bocher at Two Rivers. He preceded her in death Aug. 10, 1968. Mrs. Bocher was a member of Lutheran Church Women and Calvary Lutheran Church and served on the board of Family Service and Calvary Lutheran Church Council. Survivors include a son, Bill of Two Rivers, two daughters, Mrs. John (Beryl) Mulhern of Glendale, Wis., and Mrs. Pat (Bonnie) Wichlacz of Two Rivers; two brothers, Edgar and Hugo Schmeichel of Two Rivers; two sisters, Mrs. C. Erton Ariens of Hot Springs, Ark., and Miss Gertrude Schmeichel of Two Rivers and four grandchildren. Two brothers preceded her in death. Friends may call at Deja and Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, 4 o'clock to 8 o'clock this Thursday afternoon. Memorials may be made to Calvary Lutheran Church. Herald Times Reporter, September 4, 1980 P.3 ********* [bur. 09-05-1980/age 76 yrs.] (4 Apr 1904/Sep 1980/SSDI)


ALICE M. BOCHER Alice M. Bocher, age 81, formerly of 1732 24th St., Two Rivers, now residing at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center died Thursday, April 4, 1996, at Shady Lane Home. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 6, 1996, at Grace Congregational United Church of Christ. Rev. Kim Henning will officiate at the service with burial to follow in Pioneer Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. The former Alice Zentsch was born in Waukesha, Wis., on March 21, 1915, daughter of the late Felix and Anna Jentsch. The family later moved to Two Rivers where she was a graduate of Washington High School with the class of 1934. On July 4, 1939, she married to Hilbert Bocher at Nashua, Iowa. He preceded her in death November 23, 1978. Alice was employed at Kahlenberg Laboratories in Two Rivers as a secretary for a number of years. She was a member of Grace Congregational Church, Two Rivers, where she worked in the Sunday School office and was a substitute Sunday School teacher. Alice was also a member of Two Rivers Senior Center. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Kent Peitersen, Manitowoc; one son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Merodie Bocher, Mequon, Wis.; five special grandchildren, Wade Peitersen, Brett (Shannon) Peitersen, Jennifer, Melissa and Brian Bocher; two sisters, Shirley Funk, Gladys Raduenz, both of Manitowoc; a loving cousin, Ida Mae Schultz; a dear friend, Beatrice Christoffel, both of Two Rivers. Besides her parents and her husband she was preceded in death by a brother, Ernest, and by a sister, Lucille. Friends may call at Grace Congregational Church after 9 a.m. on Saturday until the time of service at 10:30 a.m. There will be no Friday evening visitation. Deja and Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, assisted the family with funeral arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, April 6, 1996 P. A2 ********* (20 Mar 1915/4 Apr 1996/SSDI)


ALWIN E. BOCHER TWO RIVERS — A. E. Bocher, 69, of 2108 - 29th St., retired longtime traffic manager at the Hamilton Mfg. Co., for years a civic leader and a" co-founder of the Manitowoc - Two Rivers Traffic Club, died Saturday morning at Two Rivers Municipal Hospital. In failing health in recent months, Mr. Bocher had been a patient at Veterans Administration Hospital at Wood, Wis., for five and a half weeks previously. Mr. Bocher was born at Bonduel, Shawano County, Dec. 10, 1898, a son of the late Louis and Mary Roell Bocher. When he was a year old the family brought him to Gillett, Wis., from where he was graduated from the high school. After serving overseas for two years in World War I, he went to Milwaukee to train for traffic managership in industry. Hamilton Employee Associated with the Hamilton firm for 38 years, Mr. Bocher, had been one of the community's most active individuals over the years prior to his retirement. He came to the Hamilton firm in 1925 after serving for a year in the Traffic Dept. of the Green Bay Association of Commerce. He became Hamilton's assistant traffic manager in assisting in establishing the department. With I. W. Whitaker, retired Mirro Aluminum Co. traffic manager, Mr. Bocher was responsible for the formation of the Manitowoc-Two-Rivers Traffic Club in 1938, serving both as vice president and president for a number of years. He was honored by the club in 1964 on its 25th birthday. Mr. Bocher's other affiliations included membership on the Traffic Committee of the Wisconsin Manufacturers Assn., having been a president and chairman of numerous committees, and the Traffic Committee of the American Home Laundry Mfg. Assn. He was also a former secretary and treasurer of the National Furniture Traffic Conference. In civic affairs, Mr. Bocher 'was on the fire and police commission for 20 years, beginning and ending his service as its president. For two terms he was president of the Joseph Koenig Elementary School PTA. During World War II, he served as Two Rivers' administrator of the War Transportation Committee and also was active on the former Two Rivers Harbor and Transportation Commission. Also, he was chairman of the Two Rivers Branch of the American Red Cross of Manitowoc County as well as serving on the Two Rivers Civil Defense Council. When a member of the Parade Committee of the Two Rivers Centennial in July of 1936, Mr. Bocher was instrumental in having a truck load of snow in the parade. From this stemmed the annual Snow Festival, first sponsored by the Robert E. Burns Post 165, American Legion. Church Leader A charter member of Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mr. Bocher was a council member and served on the Building Committee. He was a longtime member of Eleven Gold Star Post 1248, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Fraternally, he had been affiliated for years with Two Rivers Lodge No. 200, F and A.M. Surviving are his wife, the former Agnes Schmeichel of Two Rivers, a school teacher, whom he married at Two Rivers June 25, 1927; two daughters, Mrs. John G. (Beryl) Mulhern of Glendale and Mrs. Patrick (Bonnie) Wichlacz of Two Rivers; a son, Bill, at home; three sisters, Mrs. John Trochell of Milwaukee, Mrs. Ray Smith of Green Bay and Mrs. C. H. Nelson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; a brother, Otto of Hickory, N.C., and two grandchildren, Wayde and Kaela Mulhern. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Calvary Evangelical Church, The Rev. Paul W. Funk officiating. Friends may call at Deja and Martin Funeral Chapels after 3 p.m. Monday until 10:30 a.m. Tuesday when the casket will be taken to the church where the body will lie in state until the time of services. ******* (10 Dec 1898/Aug 1968/SSDI)


EMMA BOCHER Mrs. Ewald Bocher, 76, of 2113 Emmett St., Two Rivers, died Saturday at Two Rivers Municipal Hospital, where she had been a patient for four days. Funeral services will be 2 pm Tuesday at Emanuel Evangelical United Brethren Church, Two Rivers. The Rev. Karl F. Koch will officiate and burial will be in Pioneers Rest Cemetery. Mrs. Bocher, nee Emma Schultz, was born August 9, 1889 at Cecil, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. August Schultz. She attended the district school at Cecil and November 20, 1906 was married to Ewald Bocher at Menomonee, Mich. After living at Gillett, Shawano and New London for a number of years, the family came to Two Rivers in 1926. Survivors include her husband; a son, Hilbert of Two Rivers; two brothers, August of Shawano and Ed Schultz of Advance and two grandchildre. Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Friends may call at Deja and Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers after 4 pm Monday until 11 am Tuesday when the casket will be taken to the church. Manitowoc Herald Times, Sat., June 5, 1965 page 9


EWALD BOCHER Ewald W. Bocher, 83, of 2113 Emmett St., Two Rivers, a retired longtime Hamilton Mfg. Co. employe, died Friday afternoon at the home. He had been in failing health on a few months. Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Deja and Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, the Rev. Karl F. Koch officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mr. Bocher was born June 12, 1883, at Bonduel, a son of the late Louis and Mary Roell Bocher. In is earlier years he assisted his father in the operation of the general store and hotel at Bonduel and also at Gillett, which the family later acquired. He married the former Emma Schultz of Cecil, Shawano County, in November of 1906 at Menominee, Mich. after which the couple settled in Crandon and later moved to Gillett. For a number of years later he operated a farm near Hillsboro, N.D., before moving to New London. The family came to Two Rivers from New London in 1926 when Mr. Bocher became employed with the Hamilton firm. Mrs. Bocher died at Two Rivers in June of 1965. The couple observed its golden wedding anniversary in 1956. Mr. Bocher was a member of the Men's Brotherhood of Emanuel Evangelical United Brethren Church and of the Hamilton Goodfellowship Club. Surviving are a son, Hilbert, of Two Rivers; three sisters, Mrs. Amanda Trochell, of Milwaukee, Mrs. Milda Smith of Green Bay, and Mrs. Frieda Nelson, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; two brothers, A. E. of Two Rivers, and Otto, of Baltimore, Md., and two grandchildren, Mrs. Kent (Mary Anna) Peitersen, of Menomonee Falls, Wis., and Jeff Bocher, of Brown Deer, Wis. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday.


HILBERT A. BOCHER Hilbert Bocher, 71, of 1732 24th St., Two Rivers, died early Thursday morning in St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay. Funeral services will be 1:30 pm Saturday in Emanuel United Methodist Church, Two Rivers. The Rev. Melvin Henrichs will officiate and burial will be in Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mr. Bocher was born Oct. 13, 1907 in Gillett, Wis., son of the late Ewald and Emma Schultz Bocher. He attended New London Grade School and High School and married Alice Jentsch July 4, 1939 in Nashua, Iowa. Mr. Bocher had been employed with Hamilton Industries a number of years and prior to his retirement four years ago was employed with Schwartz Manufacturing Company. Mr. Bocher was a member of Masonic Lodge of Two Rivers. Survivors include his wife; a son, Jeff of Mequon; a daughter, Mrs. Kent (Mary Ann) Peitersen of Manitowoc and five grandchildren, Jennifer, Melissa and Bryan Boecher and Wade and Brett Peitersen. Friends may call in the church from 12 noon Saturday until the time of service. Deja and Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, is in charge of funeral arrangements. Manitowoc Herald Times, Fri., Nov. 24, 1978 page 3 ******** (13 Oct 1907/Nov 1978/SSDI)


WM. "BILL" BOCHER William (Bill) Bocher, 53, of 2016-29th St., Two Rivers, died Sunday morning, March 20, in Two Rivers Community Hospital intensive care unit. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Calvary Lutheran Church, Two Rivers. The Rev. Robert Sullivan will officiate and burial will be in Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mr. Bocher was born Aug. 2, 1929, at Two Rivers, son of the late A.E. and Agnes Schmeichel Bocher. He attended Two River Public Schools and was graduated from Gaenslen School of Milwaukee. Mr. Bocher was a key person in the newly formed People Helping People Program in Two Rivers. He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church and Church Council and was Special Funds treasurer. Survivors include two sisters, and brothers-in-law, Beryl and John Mulheran of Glendale and Bonnie and Pat Wichlacz of Two Rivers; two special friends, Mrs. Sophia Herr and Willard Sauve of Two Rivers and a number of uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Deja and Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and at the church from 9:30 a.m. Wednesday until the time of service. Memorials may be made to Calvary Lutheran Church. Herald Times Reporter, March 21, 1983 P. 3 ********* [bur. 03-23-1983/age 53 yrs.]


ANNA BOEHM Funeral services were held Saturday from St. Luke’s church for Mrs. Anna Boehm, for forty-three years a resident of Two Rivers. Mrs. Boehm was 81 years of age and a native of Germany. The family resided at Saxonburg, near Mishicot for many years before removing to this city. Manitowoc Herald News, March 19, 1923 P. 10


FERDINAND BOEHM Died of His Injuries. Fred Boehm, who was so badly injured by a fall from the scaffolding of a building at Shoto last week, died of his injuries Saturday evening. It is thought that either concussion of the brain or the rupture of one of the large arteries was the cause of death. The deceased was an industrious man, well spoken of by those who knew him. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Manitowoc, Wis. Monday, October 31, 1898 P. 1


EARL P. BOEHRINGER Earl P. Boehringer, age 92, a former Two Rivers resident, died Wednesday morning, February 4, 1998, at the Woodside Lutheran Home, Green Bay. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 6, 1998, at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, Two Rivers. Rev. Edward Stelter will officiate with burial in Pioneer Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. He was born April 11, 1905, in Two Rivers, son of the late William C. and Hulda Kasten Boehringer. He attended St. John Parochial School and Washington High School, graduating in 1923. He went to work in the family business after graduation. Upon the early death of his father, he took over the managing of the Boehringer Oil and Fuel Co. He was active in community affairs and devoted many hours to civic and service organizations. He was a past president of the Chamber of Commerce and the Two Rivers Lions Club. He was a past state director of the Wisconsin Upper Michigan Fuel Dealers Association, a past director of the State Ready Mix Association, and a past director of the Wisconsin Petroleum Association. He married the former Norine Valentine on July 15, 1930, in Suamico, Wis. Survivors include his wife, Norine; a daughter and son-in-law; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother. Friends may call at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, Two Rivers, after 10 a.m. on Friday until the time of service at 11 a.m. A memorial fund has been established for St. John Ev. Church. The Deja & Martin Funeral Chapel is assisting the family with arrangments. The family would like to express their deep gratitude and thanks to the special care staff of Woodside Lutheran Home for their loving care during his illness. Herald Times Reporter, February 5, 1998


HULDA BOEHRINGER Mrs. Hulda Boehringer, 81, widow of the late W.C. Boehringer, founder of the Boehringer Oil and Fuel Company, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. M. Saunders, 1605 17th St., Two Rivers, Wednesday morning. Funeral arrangements, being handled by the Beduhn, Deja and Martin Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, are incomplete. Mrs. Boehringer, nee Kasten, was born in the Tannery, just north of Two Rivers, in 1870, a daughter of the late Carl and Johanna Kasten. Her parents brought her to Two Rivers at the age of three. She was married to Mr. Boehringer in 1893. She was one of the oldest members of the St. John Lutheran Church, Two Rivers, and for years had been active in its Ladies Aid Society. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. F. M. (Florence) Saunders and Mrs. Clem W. (Hulda) Behrendt, both of Two Rivers, and Mrs. James (Helen) Kent, Scotts Bluff, Neb.; and one son, Earl, of Two Rivers. Also surviving are six grandchildren. Manitowoc Herald Times, February 6, 1952 P. 2 ******** Funeral services for Mrs. Hulda Boehringer, widow of W.C. Boehringer, founder of the Boehringer Oil & Fuel Company, Two Rivers, who died at her home at 1605 17th St., Two Rivers, Wednesday morning, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church, Two Rivers, the Rev. W G. Haase officiating. Interment will be in the family plot in Pioneers’ Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mrs. Boehringer was president of the oil and fuel company which was incorporated in 1935 and active for years in Two Rivers civic affairs. Friends may call at the Beduhn, Deja & Martin Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, from 2 p.m. Friday until 10 a.m. Saturday when the casket will be brought to the church where it will lie in state until the time of services. Manitowoc Herald Times, February 7, 1952 P.18


NORINE B. BOEHRINGER Norine Boehringer, 96, a former Two Rivers resident, died Thursday May 8, 2003, at Woodside Lutheran Home, Green Bay. The daughter of the late Benjamin and Grace (Mealy) Valentine was born Oct. 4, 1906, in Green Bay. She was preceded in death by one brother, Russell Valentine. She graduated from West Green Bay High School and continued her education at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Madison. She taught home economics in Sturgeon Bay and De Pere. On July 15, 1930, she married Earl P. Boehringer at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Suamico. She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Manitowoc, Ladies of the Round Table and Seminar. Her husband, Earl, preceded her in death on Feb. 4, 1998. Survivors include one daughter, Erleen Zellner and son-in-law, John D. Zellner, De Pere; three grandchildren, Debora Schwab and her husband, Stephen, Wilmette, Ill.; Brenda Zellner, Dacula, Ga.;, and John B. Zellner and his wife, Heidi, De Pere; four great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Jason Schwab, and Mathew and Ashley Zellner. Private family services will be held on Saturday afternoon, May 10, 2003, at Woodside Lutheran Home, Green Bay with the Rev. Stan Lillich, officiating. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established. To send online condolences, please visit us at www.ryanfh.com Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory of De Pere is assisting the family with arrangements. The family extends a special thank you to the the staff at Woodside Lutheran Home for their loving care and support during Mother’s illness. Herald Times Reporter, May 2003


ORPHA BOEHRINGER From Der Nord Westen, 19 Dec. 1901: A little daughter of Mr. W. Boehringer in Two Rivers died Fri. last week. ******** (Note: Per Wisc. birth index/Orfha E Boehringer/b. 23 Sep 1901 Manitowoc Co./ Father would be William, mother Hulda./Death notice written Thursday, 19 Dec 1901. Date of death would be Friday, 13 Dec 1901.)


ROY BOEHRINGER Roy Boehringer, the 6-yr. old son of Wm. Boehringer in Two Rivers, died Tues. morning from typhus. Der Nord Westen, 02 July 1903 ******* (From the correspondent in Two Rivers, 06 July) The 7-yr. old son of Wilhelm Boehringer has died of typhus and was buried Fri. from the Lutheran Church. (Note: I think these are both for the same boy) Der Nord Westen, 09 July 1903 ******* Roy Boehringer birth: 3 August 1896 Two Rivers, Wis. death: 3 June 1903 Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin (sic) burial: Two Rivers, Wis. residence: 1903 Two Rivers father: William Boehringer mother: Hulda Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


WILLIAM BOEHRINGER WILLIAM C. BOEHRINGER DIES AFTER TWO MONTHS’ ILLNESS PROMINENT CITIZEN OF CITY PASSES Head of Oil Co. Was Always Prominent in Civic Affairs and Held Many Offices William C. Boehringer, 62, prominent Two Rivers business man, head of the oil company that bears his name, and who took an active interest in the civic and political affairs of the city, passed away last night at the municipal hospital here, in the founding of which institution the deceased had a most prominent part. He served as alderman, member of the school board, was vice president of the corporation that erected and had charge of the new Two Rivers hospital and also was a member of numerous civic and fraternal organizations. An ardent baseball fan and enthusiast he was himself a player in his earlier years and always took an interest in athletic affairs. Mr. Boehringer’s name was always found on the lists, whenever a movement for the raising of any funds in the city was under way. Funeral on Saturday Funeral services for Mr. Boehringer will be held on Saturday afternoon at two o’clock from the family home on Seventeeth street and at 2:30 from the St. John’s Lutheran church with interment at Pioneer’s Rest. Two months ago the deceased, who had never suffered an attack if illness, was stricken and was taken to St. Vincent’s hospital at Green Bay late in July. On August 29 he returned to the municipal hospital here and failed rapidly the past three weeks. Mr. Boehringer was born in Two Rivers Sept. 26, 1867 and obtained his education in the schools of the city. He was compelled to ___ ___ at the age of fourteen and was employed by the old Two Rivers Mfg. Co. and the Hamilton Co. Later he formed a partnership with Peter Scherer, and on the passing of the latter the business was continued by Mr. Boehringer. Agent for Wadhams Co. For fifteen years he acted as county agent for the Wadhams Oil Company besides supervising his wood and fuel firm, which broadened to one of the largest in this section of the state. For the past seven years he operated independently in the oil business, changing the name of the firm to the Boehringer Oil and Fuel Company. He was married in 1893 to Hulda Kasten who survives him with three daughters, Mrs. Morton Saunders, Hulda and Helen and one son, Earl who has been associated with his father in the conduct of the oil business. Held Many Public Offices Mr. Boehringer was always interested in civic affairs. He served for four terms on the board of education and also for the same number of terms on the county board. He was also in the city council as an alderman from the second ward. He was one of the prime movers in the municipal hospital movement here and served on the board of trustees and was also vice president of the hospital building corporation which position he resigned this spring. In his earlier life the deceased was a prominent ball player, being one of the first catches of an organized team in the city. He served as president of the local club in 1921 when Two Rivers was a member of the state loop. Belonged to Many Clubs Mr. Boehringer for more than fifteen years was a trustee of the St. John’s Lutheran congregation and also a member of the Lutheran Men’s club. He was also affiliated with the Rotarians, as a charter member, the Community Club, Elks, and was a director of the Two Rivers Building and Loan Association. The business of the Boehringer firm will be closed Saturday afternoon in respect to its founder. Earl Boehringer will continue the oil and fuel business left by his father, while Mr. Saunders, his son-in-law will have charge of the office of the firm. Manitowoc Herald News, September 26, 1929 P.14


IRMA E. BOELTE Irma E. Boelte, 83, of 1822 11th St., Two Rivers, died Monday, June 15, 1987 at Two Rivers Community Hospital. Funeral services will be 11 am Thursday at Klein and Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers. The Rev. David Scherbarth will officiate and burial will be in Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mrs. Boelte was born March 14, 1904 at Wykoff, Minnesota, daughter of the late Otto and Emma Krueger Bueschke. She was married to Herman Dallman, May 29, 1924 at Columbus, Wisconsin. He preceded her in death October 26, 1970. She then married Arthur Boelte, September 13, 1975 at Two Rivers. Mrs. Boelte was a Seamstress at Galecki Clothing Store in Two Rivers for many years. Survivors include her husband, Arthur; a step-daughter, Mary Ann McKellar of Rose City, Michigan; a brother, Floyd Buschke of Florida; four sisters, Alice Klug, Ruth Schreier and Josephine Bulthius, all of Florida and Alvera Salzwedel of Madison; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers. Friends may call at Klein and Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, 10 am Thursday until the time of services. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tues., June 16, 1987


LAURA CATHER. KURTZ BOELTE Mrs. Laura Boelte, 86, of Bay City, Mich., a native of Two Rivers, died early Monday morning at a Bay City hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete but services will be at Two Rivers with the Deja and Martin Funeral Chapels in charge. Mrs. Boelte, nee Laura Kurtz, was born at Two Rivers July 15, 1882, a daughter of the late John A. and Hulda Schmidt Kurtz. She was married July 12, 1906 at Two Rivers to William C. Boelte, after which the couple moved to Columbus, Wis., where her husband was a Lutheran school teacher. A number of years later the couple moved to Bay City, where Mr. Boelte continued in the teaching field. He preceded her in death Dec. 29, 1944. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Max (Elizabeth) Daetz of Two Rivers; three brothers, Emil and Harold of Milwaukee and Paul Kurtz of Knoxville, Tenn., and a number of nieces and nephews. Manitowoc Herald Times, December 16, 1968 P. 20 ******** Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Boelte, 86, of Bay City, Mich., who died Monday at a Bay City hospital, will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Bay City, and at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Deja and Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers. The Rev. Edward Stelter will officiate at the latter service and burial will be in Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Friends may all at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday. Manitowoc Herald Times, December 17, 1968 P. 17 ******** [bur. 12-20-1968/age 86 yrs.] (15 Jul 1882/Dec 1968/SSDI)


WILLIAM C. BOELTE William C. Boelte, 69, a former teacher in the Lutheran parochial school at Two Rivers, died Friday at his home in Bay City, Mich., where he has lived for 26 years. Born in Germany, he came to this country as a young man. He studied for the teaching profession and served at the Lutheran school at Kewaunee before coming to St. John's church school at Two Rivers. He married Laura Kurtz and the couple made their home at Columbus, Wis., where Mr. Boelte taught school. A few years later they moved to Marinette and then to Bay City. He retired from teaching a few years ago. Survivors include his wife; two brothers, Fred Boelte of Columbus, Wis., and Charles Boelte of Kansas City, Mo. The body will be brought to Two Rivers Monday afternoon where it may be viewed at the Beduhn funeral home from 4 p.m. until the time of services. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, the Rev. W.G. Haese officiating. Burial will be in Pioneer's Rest cemetery. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, December 30, 1944 P.2 ******* [bur. 01-02-1945/age 72 yrs.]


ANNA BOETTCHER Mrs. William Boettcher, 69, of 192-30th St., Two Rivers, died Saturday night at Two Rivers Municipal Hospital where she had been a patient a week. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Two Rivers. The Rev. T. F. Stern will officiate and burial will be in Pioneers Rest Cemetery. Mrs. Boettcher, nee Anna Borchardt, was born Aug. 13, 1897, at Montpelier, daughter of the late Henry and Wilhelmina Zuege Borchardt. She attended school at Montpelier and June 13, 1917, was married to William Boettcher at Montpelier. The couple came to Two Rivers in 1927. Her husband preceded her in death in May 1964. She was a member of the Ladies Society of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Alice Wilker, Mrs. Violet Stanull, Mrs. Ruth Melhorn and Mrs. Delores Wisniewiski, of Two Rivers; three sons, Roland, Orville and Harlan, of Two Rivers; a sister, Mrs. Louise Dehlke, of Denmark; three brothers, Henry Borchardt of Kewaunee, August Borchardt, of Luxemburg and William Borchardt, of Brandon; 19 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A brother, a sister and three sons preceded her in death. Friends may call at Deja and Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, this Monday evening until 10:30 a.m. Tuesday when the body will be moved to the church to lie in state until the time of service. Manitowoc Herald Times, October 17, 1966 P.7


BERNHARD BOETTCHER Bernard Boettcher, 72, a resident of Two Rivers for twenty-one years removing here from Kewaunee, passed away Thursday afternoon at the family home, Twenty-eighth and Monroe streets after an illness of only a week’s duration. The deceased was employed at the Hamilton company plant and was about his duties up to last Thursday. The deceased was born in Cleveland this county and removed to Kewaunee with his parents and made his home there where he married and reared a family. Besides his wife he is survived by three sons, Walter and Elmer of this city and Julius of Chicago, one daughter, Miss Emma Boettcher of this city, three sisters, Mrs. Emma Kretchmer and Miss Bertha Boettcher of Milwaukee and Mrs. Louise Gartner of Seattle, Washington, and three brothers, Gustave of International Falls, Minn., Rudolph of Butternut, Wis., and Reinholt of Milwaukee. The deceased was a member of the Modern Woodmen camp here and also of the Men’s Brotherhood of the Grace Congregational church. Burial will take place at 1:30 Saturday afternoon from the home. Rev. Hawkes of the Congregational church officiating with burial at Pioneer’s Rest cemetery. Manitowoc Herald News, Friday, January 06, 1928, Page 11


ELMER BOETTCHER Elmer W. Boettcher, 69, of 2322 Sunnyside Ave., Chicago, died Saturday night at a Chicago hospital. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Klein and Stangel Funeral Home Inc., Two Rivers. The Rev. Richard Trump will officiate and burial will be in Pioneers Rest Cemetery. Mr. Boettcher was born July 9, 1896, at Kewaunee, son of the late Bernard and Mary Leitz Boettcher. He married Eliza Menges June 1, 1908, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Two Rivers. The family moved to Chicago 26 years ago. Survivors include his wife, a son, Donald, of Chicago, a sister, Mrs. Ema (sic) Boettcher, of Two Rivers and three grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, July 27, 1965 P. 3 ******* (09 Jul 1896/Jul 1965/SSDI)


EMMA BOETTCHER Funeral services for Miss Emma Boettcher, 78, of 1701-28th St., who died Thursday morning at Manitowoc County Hospital, where she had been a patient five months, will be at Klein and Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, at 2 p.m. Saturday, the Rev. Reed Forbush officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery. Miss Boettcher was born Jan. 20, 1889, at Kewaunee, daughter of Bernard and Mary Lietz Boettcher. More than 60 years ago she came to Two Rivers with her family. A longtime employe of Mirro Aluminum Co. Plant No. 1, she retired 10 years ago. She was a member of Two Rivers Chapter No. 229, Order of Eastern Star, and was a Sunday school teacher at Grace Congregational Church for many years. She was also a member of the Royal Neighbors of America. Surviving are three nieces and two nephews. Four brothers preceded her in death. Friends may call at the funeral home where memorial services will be conducted by the Order of Eastern Star at 7 o'clock this Friday evening. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. December 15, 1967 P. 14


MARY (LEITZ) BOETTCHER Mrs. Mary Boettcher, 78, died late this morning at the home on 28th street in Two Rivers. Although Mrs. Boettcher had been ill for some time, her death was unexpected. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Grace Congregational church in Two Rivers, the Rev. T. A. Hawkes officiating and burial will be in Pioneers’ Rest cemetery in that city. Mrs. Boettcher was born Mary Leitz in the town of Two Creeks, the daughter of a pioneer blacksmith. The family moved to Kewaunee when Mrs. Boettcher was a young girl and she was married to John Boettcher in Kewaunee 58 years ago. Thirty years ago the couple moved to Two Rivers. Mrs. Boettcher is survived by three sons, Walter of Two Rivers and Julius and Elmer of Chicago, one daughter, Miss Emma Boettcher of Two Rivers, and one sister, Mrs. Henry Schneider of Two Rivers. The body may be viewed at the Klein and Stangel, Inc., funeral home from Wednesday until Friday at 11 a.m. when it will be moved to the church. Manitowoc Herald Times, September 5, 1939 P.11


MINNIE (HELLER) BOETTCHER Mrs. Walter Boettcher, whose maiden name was Minnie Heller, died at Two Rivers yesterday, a victim of influenza. She was 27 years of age. Manitowoc Herald News, Tuesday, October 22, 1918, Page 3 ********* Notes from Two Rivers: Mrs. Walter Boettcher, aged 28, died Monday at her home on the South Side. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Heller. She was married in 1910 to Mr. Boettcher, who with a seven year old daughter survive her. The funeral was held Wednesday from St. John's Lutheran church. Manitowoc Pilot, Thurs., Oct. 24, 1918


ORVILLE BOETTCHER Orville J. Boettcher, age 80, of 2305 12th St., Two Rivers, died Saturday, June 30, 2007, at St. Vincent's Hospital, Green Bay. Orville was born Dec. 3, 1926, in Montpelier, Wis., son of the late William and Anna (Borchardt) Boettcher. On Feb. 11, 1956, he married Delores Young at St. Mark's Catholic Church, Two Rivers. Orville was a baker for 26 years at Sentry Foods, worked at Bechtel Construction and retired from Hamilton Manufacturing as a Formica finisher, due to disability, in 1984. He also was a member of the Lutheran Men's Club and enjoyed bowling, woodworking (scroll work), and hunting. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) He was preceded in death by three brothers, Ornie, Lester and Roland Boettcher; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Dolores and Ervin Wisniewski, Alice and John Wilker, Violet and Roland Stanull; one sister-in-law and three brothers- in-law, Elaine and Meryl Matte, Herbert Miller, and Arnold Melhorn. A memorial service for Orville will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 3, 2007, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Two Rivers. Presiding at the service will be the Rev. Edward Stelter. Burial of the cremated remains will take place at a later date. The family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Tuesday, July 3, 2007, from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. The Klein & Stangel Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, Two Rivers, is assisting the Boettcher family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic School, or the charity of your choice. Thank you. A special thanks to the Fifth floor staff, ICU staff and Molly at Holy Family Hospital, and a special thanks to Barb and the ICU staff at St. Vincent Hospital. Grandpa Orvie, our memories of you are special and precious. We'll miss you! We loved being your grandchildren. I will love and miss you forever - Love, Dolly (The greatest of these is love.) I dearly loved my children, grandchildren, and traveling with my wife - Orvie. Herald Times Reporter, July 2, 2007


WALTER C. BOETTCHER Walter Boettcher Dies Suddenly TWO RIVERS – Walter C. Boettcher, 66, 1016 Madison St., widely known Two Rivers resident and supervisor of the production division at the Hamilton Manufacturing company machine shop for many years, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home at 12:30 a.m. Thursday. He would have been 67 years old on April 30. Mr. Boettcher had been in apparent good health and had worked at his position at the Hamilton plant through Wednesday. Wednesday night Mr. and Mrs. Boettcher had attended the Holy Week service at Grace Congregational Church. Funeral services for Mr. Boettcher will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Grace Congregational Church, Two Rivers, the Rev. Richard J. Wichlei officiating. Interment will be in the family plot in Pioneers’ Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Walter Christian Boettcher was born in Kewaunee in 1885, a son of the late Bernard and Mary Boettcher. In 1907, the family came to Two Rivers and Mr. Boettcher took employment at the Hamilton Manufacturing Company. He was employed at Hamilton’s until 1916 when he became engaged in the commercial fishing business. In August of 1921 he sold his interests in the enterprise and returned to his former position at the Hamilton company. For more than 20 years he was supervisor in the production division of the plant’s machine shop. In 1911 Miss Minnie Heller of Two Rivers was married to Mr. Boettcher. She died in 1918. In 1946, Mrs. Olga Murphy was married to Mr. Boettcher, who survives him with a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Hanson of San Francisco, Calif., a sister, Miss Emma Boettcher of Two Rivers, and two brothers, Julius and Elmer Boettcher, both of Chicago. He also leaves a step-daughter, Mrs. Alice Wussow, and a step-son, Fred Murphy, both of Chicago. There are three grandchildren. Mr. Boettcher was a member of the “Thirty-Year Club” of the Hamilton Manufacturing Company, and of the Grace Congregational Church, where he had been active for many years. Friends may call at the Beduhn Deja and Martin Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, from 7 p.m. Saturday until 11 a.m. Monday when the body will be taken to Grace Church, where it will lie in state until the time of services. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, 10 April 1952, page 18


WILLIAM BOETTCHER William Boetttcher, 71, of 1920-30th St., Two Rivers, retired employe of Hamilton Mfg. Co., Two Rivers, died early Wednesday morning at Two Rivers Municipal Hospital. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. John Lutheran Church, Two Rivers, the Rev. T. F. Stern officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers’ Rest Cemteery. Mr. Boettcher was born Dec. 2, 1892, in the Town of Montpelier, Kewaunee County, son of the late August and Emma Dahlke Boettcher. He married Anna Borchardt at Montpelier June 13, 1917. After 12 years of farming the family moved to Two Rivers where Mr. Boettcher was employed until six years ago when he retired. He was a member of Hamilton 30-Year Club, Hamilton Goodfellowship Club and St. John Lutheran congregation. Besides his wife he leaves four daughters, Mrs. John Wilker, Mrs. Roland Stanul, Mrs. Arnold Melham, of Two Rivers; three sons, Orville, Roland and Harlan, of Two Rivers; two sisters, Mrs. Andrew Watzka, of Milwaukee; Mrs. Nels Peterson, of Frankfort, Ind.; 15 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Three sons preceded him in death. Friends may call at Deja and Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, after 3 p.m. Thursday until 10:30 a.m. Friday 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 20, 1964 P.14 ******** Funeral card: In Memory of WILLIAM BOETTCHER Born December 2, 1892 Died May 20, 1964 Services 2:00 P.M. Friday, May 22, 1964 St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church Rev. T. F. Stern, Officiating Pallbearers Gerhardt Dahlke Ornie Kudick Marvin Borchardt Donald Watzka Elmer Kudick Robert Wilker Burial Pioneers Rest Cemetery Two Rivers, Wisconsin ******** (02 Dec 1892/May 1964/SSDI)


MARIE BOETTGER (From the correspondent in Two Rivers, 07 Dec.) Death of the wife of young Hermann Boettger who was just married a short while ago. She was buried Sun. from the Lutheran Church, followed by a large funeral procession to the cemetery. It is said that she had been ill ever since the wedding. Der Nord Westen, 10 Dec. 1903 ********* Mary Tegen Boettger birth: 26 August 1877 Germany death: 4 December 1903 Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin residence: 1903 Two Rivers father: Henry Tegen mother: Anna Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


FERDINAND BOHTE AGED RESIDENT DIES AT HOME OF DAUGHTER Ferdinand Bohte, aged 89 years, who since the death of his wife Louisa at Two Rivers two years ago, has been making his home with his daughter, Mrs. Arthur Koebke, at 611 North Sixth street in this city passed away yesterday afternoon. The remains were taken to the Beduhn and Goetz parlors at Two Rivers from where funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. Hawkes of the Congregational church will officiate and interment will be at Pioneer's Rest cemetery there. The deceased was born at Hanover, Germany, and came to this country in his early life. He located at Two Rivers where he was engaged in the tailoring business for years until he retired. The daughter, Mrs. Koebke of this city is the only surviving relative. Manitowoc Herald News, Friday, May 24, 1929 P.1


LOUISE BOHTE Two Rivers news: DIES AT MANITOWOC Mrs. Ferdinand Bothe, formerly a resident of Two Rivers, but who has been residing at Manitowoc, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Koebke at that place. Further details will be found in another column. Manitowoc Herald News, Saturday, March 31, 1928 P. 10 ********* TWO RIVERS Mrs. Louise Bohte was buried this afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Beduhn and Goetz chapel, Rev. T.A. Hawkes officiating. Manitowoc Herald News, Monday, April 02, 1928 P. 13


BARNEY E. BOLDUS Two Rivers Section: TO BRING BODY BACK TO CITY FOR BURIAL Ervin Boldus, 42, Dies At Prescott, Ariz.—Leaves Wife and Two Daughters Passing away in far off Arizona, where he went in search of health, Ervin Boldus, aged 42, son of the late F.F. Boldus, former well known meat market proprietor here, and whose grandfather was one of the founders of Two Rivers, will be brought back to his old home town for burial. Messages received here yesterday by his sisters, Mrs. Alvin Krause, and Mrs. Frank Wallo, said that the remains were being shipped from Prescott, Ariz., and would arrive here Thursday night. Burial will take place on Friday afternoon from the Beduhn and Goetz chapel. The deceased visited Two Rivers last year and went from here to the west in search of health. He is survived by his wife and two daughters. When his father conducted a market here the deceased served as delivery man and thus became well known to hundreds of local residents. Later he engaged in the bottling business at International Falls, Minn., but being subject to attacks of asthma decided to locate in the west. Mr. Boldus while living here, was also an athlete of note and played on numerous Two Rivers ball teams. Manitowoc Herald News, Tuesday, July 10, 1928 Page 11


CATHERINE BOLDUS A Woman Burned to Death at Two Rivers. Two Rivers, Wis., Feb. 15. 1885 About 11 o'clock last evening a fire broke out in a large dwelling house and an adjoining hall, belonging to a widow, Mrs. F. Boldus. Before the arrival of the fire company the entire building was in flames, and the fire beyond control. Both buildings burned to the ground. A sick woman, on the second floor, was safely removed, but the old lady Boldus could not be reached, and perished in her bedroom on the second floor. Her remains were recovered shortly after, badly burned. The property loss is estimated at about $1,000; no insurance. The Milwaukee Sentinel, February 16, 1885, pg. 8, col A (Note: This is the only cemetery with the surname Boldus) ******* FIRE IN TWO RIVERS. The house belonging to Mrs. Boldus and containing a hall known as Boldus' Hall, was destroyed by fire about 3 o'clock Sunday morning. Mrs. Boldus her and his wife were the only occupants of the building. The two latter were rescued but Mrs. Boldus was burned. Her charred remains were found in the building. She was about sixty years of age and was a well known resident of this county. The furniture was mostly destroyed. The fire is supposed to have started in the old lady's room. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, February 17, 1885 P.2 ********* The following entries are from the court index on microfilm at library: Boldus, Catharin(sic) Dfeandant(sic) State of Wisconsin Plaintiff Dfndt, a saloon keeper in Two Rivers is accused of selling beer and whiskey to minors under the age of 21 years. found guilty. yr. 1875; #2018; Box CF 15 FLB ********** Boldus, Catherine Deft. Frank, August & Goll, Julius Pltf. Intent to defraud Manitowoc, Wis. yr. 1876; Case No. 665; Box C.F. 29 ********** Boldus Catherine Deft. Storm, Charles & Hill, Robert Pltf. Manitowoc, Wis. Conceled(sic) property with intent to defraud yr. 1876; Case No. 668; Box No. C.F. 29 ********* Boldus, Cathrina 15 Feb 1885 Inquest A widow partially burned Son - Frank Boldus yr. 1885; #71B; CF 68 ******** There are more Boldus entries in the court index


FRANK F. BOLDUS Notes from Two Rivers: After suffering for several months from the effects of a stroke of paralysis, F.F. Boldus died at his home on Washington Street on New Year's Eve. He was sixty five years of age and was born in this city where he spent his entire life. For many years he conducted a meat market, but retired from business about four years ago. He is survived by one son, Erwin of International Falls, Minn., and two daughters, Mrs. Alvin Krause and Mrs. F. Wallo of this city. The funeral was held Friday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. Gray. Manitowoc Pilot, Thurs., Jan. 10, 1918


GESINE BOLDUS (d. 1904) (From the correspondent in Two Rivers, 05 Dec.) The wife of butcher F.F. Boldus died here following an illness of many months. The respected lady was born 1852 in Oldenburg, Germany, and was about 4 yrs. old when she came to America with her parents who settled on a farm a few miles from the city. Born Gesine Goedjen, she married Mr. Boldus when she was 23. She leaves her husband, 2 sons and 2 daughters. The funeral was Fri. afternoon from the Lutheran Church. Der Nord Westen, 08 Dec. 1904 ******** Gesena Goedjen Bolders (sic) birth: 28 May 1852 Germany death: 6 December 1904 Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin residence: 1904 Two Rivers father: Herman Goedjen mother: Catherine spouse: Frank F. Bolders Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


GESSINE BOLDUS (d. 1899) Death in Two Rivers Fri. of the 4-yr. old daughter of Mr. F. Boldas(sic). The burial took place Sun. Der Nord Westen, 27 July 1899 ******* Gessine Bolders (sic) birth: 15 November 1895 Two Rivers, Wis. death: 21 July 1899 Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Two Rivers residence: 1899 Two Rivers, Wis. father: Frank Bolders mother: Gessine Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968 ******** Note: The daughter was likely Gessine/Gesena S. Boldus. Wisc. Birth index: Boldus, Gesena S Birth Nov 10 1894 Manitowoc. Wisc. death index: Boldus, Gessine Death Jul 21, 1899 Manitowoc. (Friday in the death notice would have been 21 Jul 1899.)


WALTER BOLDUS From Der Nord Westen, 28 Feb. 1901: (From the correspondent in Two Rivers, 25 Feb.) The 23-yr. old son of F. Boldus here died in Indiana where he had been living. He leaves a widow but no children. The body will probably be brought here for burial.


WILLIAM S. BOLDUS William Boldus, a well known Two Rivers business man, engaged in the meat market business, died suddenly and the funeral was held in that city today. Mr. Boldus had been ill for several days and during the absence of his wife in another room, left his bed and attempted to dress. Mrs. Boldus heard him and hastened to the room and assisted him to a couch where he expired in a few minutes. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Tuesday, November 26, 1912 P.3


EDWARD M. BOPREY Edward M. Boprey, 77, of 1616-23red St., Two Rivers, a retired painting contractor, died Friday night at Municipal Hospital. He had been in failing health for the past years. Funeral services will be at 1:30 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. Boprey was born May 25, 1890, at West DePere, a son of the late Joseph and Adeline Ricour Boprey. He came to Two Rivers in 1916. During World War I, while with the U.S. Army at Camp Custer, Battle Creek, Mich., he served as a master sergeant in charge of painting projects. For many years, Mr. Boprey was a painting contractor at Two Rivers and also was employed at Burger Boat Co. and Manitowoc Shipbuilding Corp. He was a past president of the Painters' Local No. 499 at Manitowoc. Besides his wife the former Martha Sibenhorn, whom he married at Two Rivers May 20, 1918, he leaves three daughters, Mrs. Neal (Cora) Sawyer of Milwuakee, Mrs. Lester (Margaret) Strohm of Two Rivers and Mrs. Clifford (Gertrude) Anderberg of Omaha, Neb.; a son, Edward Jr., of Manitowoc; a sister, Mrs. Eva Nauer of Clearwater, Fla., and nine grandchildren. Three brothers preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, August 19, 1967 P.3 ******* (26 May 1890/Aug 1967/SSDI)


MARTHA BOPREY Martha L. Boprey, 87, of Hamilton Memorial Home, Two Rivers, died Thursday morning, Dec. 24, at Hamilton Memorial Home, Two Rivers. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. John Lutheran Church, Two Rivers. The Rev. Martin Scheele will officiate and burial will be in Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mrs. Boprey was born Aug. 11, 1894, at Two Rivers, daughter of the late Carl and Hedwig Backus Sibenhorn. She was married to Edward M. Boprey, May 20, 1918, at St. Johns Lutheran Church, Two Rivers. Mrs. Boprey was a member of St. Johns Ladies Aide Society. Survivors include a son, Edward Boprey of Manitowoc; three daughters, Mrs. Neal (Cora) Sawyer of Milwaukee, Mrs. Lester (Margaret) Strohm of Two Rivers and Mrs. Clifford (Gertrude) Anderberg of Omaha, Neb.; a brother, Daniel Sibenhorn of Two Rivers; two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Nischke of Two Rivers and Mrs. Louis (Cora) Dufano of Two Rivers; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Aug. 18, 1967, five sisters and two brothers. Friends may call at Klein and Stangel Funeral Home Inc., Two Rivers, from 4 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. Monday until the time of services. Herald Times Reporter, December 26, 1981 P. 3 ********* Funeral card: In Memory of MARTHA BOPREY Born in Two Rivers, Wisconsin August 11, 1894 Passed away in Two Rivers, Wisconsin December 24, 1981 Services 11:00 A.M. Monday, December 28, 1981 St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church Two Rivers, Wisconsin Rev. Martin J. Scheele, Officiating Place of Interment Pioneers Rest Cemetery Two Rivers, Wisconsin Klein & Stangel, Inc., Funeral Home Two Rivers, Wisconsin ******* (11 Aug 1894/Dec 1981/SSDI)


ADOLPH BORETSKY The death of Adolph Boretsky occurred Saturday last at his home, 1303 Twenty-third Street. Mr. Boretsky had been ill a long time. He was 55 years of age, having been a resident of this city since boyhood. He was employed in Aluminum Goods plant no. 1. The deceased is survived by his wife, three daughers; Rose, Anna and Lucy, and three sons: Benjamin, Otto and Edward. The Funeral took place Tuesday afternoon from the home, Rev. T. A. Hawkes officiating. The Reporter - Chronicle, Thur. 31 May 1928, page 1, col. 2


ANTONIA BORETSKY Mrs. Antonia Boretsky, 79, 1303 23rd St., Two Rivers, died early Monday morning at the home of her son, Otto, Green Bay. Mrs. Boretsky had been residing with her son 10 months. Funeral services will be held at the Klein & Stangel Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. M.J. Roehrdanz officiating. Interment will be in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mrs. Boretsky was born in the Town of Carleton April 22, 1876, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hlawacek, and on Nov. 12, 1895 was married to Adolph Boretsky in Kewaunee. After the marriage the couple settled in Two Rivers. Mr. Boretsky died on May 26, 1928. Mrs. Boretsky was an active member of the ZCBJ Lodge for many years. The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Frederick Zuercher of Memphis, Tenn., and Mrs. James Smejkal of Two Rivers; three sons, Edward of Two Rivers, Otto of Green Bay and Benjamin of Milwaukee; two sister, Mrs. Anna Hoffman of Suring and Mrs. Celeste Lockwood of San Diego, Calif., and a brother Emil Hlawacek of Two Rivers. Friends may call at the Klein & Stangel Funeral home after 7 p.m. Monday night. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, June 15, 1955 P.15


EDWARD BORETSKY Edward Boretsky, 76, of 1303-23rd St., Two Rivers, retired longtime Metalware Corp., Two Rivers, employe, died shortly before midnight Sunday at Two Rivers Municipal Hospital. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Klein & Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, the Rev. David Hansen officiating. Burial will be in Pioneer's Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mr. Boretsky was born April 25, 1897, at Two Rivers, son of the late Adolph and Antonia Hlawacek Boretsky. He was retired from the Metalware Corp. 11 years ago. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. James (Lucy) Smejkal, of Two Rivers and Mrs. Anna Zuercher, of Holiday, Fla., two brothers, Otto, of Holiday, and Benjamin, of Milwaukee and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday. Herald Times Reporter, Monday, December 10, 1973 P.23


JOHANN BORGWALD From Der Nord Westen, 25 July 1901: (From the correspondent in Mishicott, 23 July) Old Mr. J. Burgwald died this morning after having suffered a long illness which makes his death a blessing. He was 78. The funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thurs.


ETHEL BORNEMANN Mrs. Roland Bornemann of 3505 N. Glenwood St., Two Rivers, died Thursday night at Two Rivers Municipal Hospital. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Emanuel United Methodist Church, Two Rivers. The Rev. Karl F. Koch officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery. Mrs. Bornemann, nee Ethel Gloe, was born at Two Rivers, a daughter of the late William and Mrs. Elma Hartung Gloe. She was married May 4, 1946 at Two Rivers to Roland Bornemann. She was a member of Two Rivers Chapter 229, Order of Eastern Star. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Friends may call at Klein and Stangel, Inc., Funeral Home 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. Memorial services will be conducted by the Order of Eastern Star at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. May 28, 1970


ROLAND R. BORNEMANN Roland R. Bornemann, 76, of 3613 E. Osman Road, Mishicot, died unexpectedly early Wednesday evening, May 6, 1992, at home. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Zion United Methodist Church, Mishicot. Rev. Ronald Helgerson will officiate with burial at Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. He was born April 29, 1916, in the town of Morrison, Brown County, son of the late Herman and Lovina Hussong Bornemann. He married the former Ethel Gloe in 1946. She preceded him in death in 1970. He then married Marlene LeClair in 1973. He served with the United States Coast Guard during World War II and was a member of Mishicot VFW Post No. 7753. Mr. Bornemann was a construction electrician for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, retiring from Point Beach Nuclear Plant in 1982. He was a member of Zion United Methodist Church, Mishicot. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Colleen Bornemann of Wauwatosa; a grand- daughter, Bridget; a step granddaughter, Peggy Maigatter; three step sons, Paul, Peter and Patrick Staab. Also survived by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John (Lucille) LeClair of Two Rivers; six step great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister. Friends may call at the church from 12 noon until the time of services on Saturday. Lambert Funeral Home, Mishicot, assisted the family with arrangements. Manitowoc Herald Times, May 8, 1992, P. B10


ANNA BOUDA (From the correspondent in Mishicott, 05 Jan.) Death Wed. last week, after a short illness, of Miss Anna Bonda(sic), daughter of Jos. Bonda who resides on Two Rivers Road a mile from here. A large number of people attended the Sat. funeral at Two Rivers cemetery. Der Nord Westen, 07 Jan. 1904 ******** The home of Joseph Bouda, at Eastwin, was overhung by a deep sorrow on New Year's Day, for a daughter was called to her eternal rest. Miss Annie Bouda passed away from this world of bustle and hurry to everlasting peace on Dec. 30th, surrounded by most of her family. She had been an invalid from her childhood yet was always cheerful and her presence will long be missed. Miss Bouda was born at Stark, Brown County, nineteen years ago and always remained with her parents. The interment took place at Two Rivers, the Rev. Schlueter officiating. Manitowoc Pilot, Thursday, January 14, 1904 pg. 1


AUDREY E. BOUDA Audrey E. Bouda, passed way in the early hours on Monday, April 15, in Fort Myers, Fl., with family members by her side. "Mickey" as she was known from birth, was born Audrey Eleanore Thompson to Della Deau and James H.H. Thompson on April 22, 1922 in Blackwell, WI and was the youngest of their four children. The family lived in Blackwell, Laona, Land O'Lakes and Madison before settliing in Two Rivers, where during her senior year of high school, Mickey met fellow student, Paul Bouda. They dated while he was in college and kept up a correspondence when he went into the army. On Christman Eve of 1945, five days after he returned from serving in World War II, he proposed and they were married the following June. They celebrated 64 years of marriage before Paul passed away in 2011. Mickey was a kind, talented, fun-loving, elegant lady. She was a fabulous cook and homemaker. Each time the family moved, Mickey used her excellent sense of sytle to turn the new house into a comfortable home in which to entertain family and friends. Mickey had studied voice in high school and that beautiful soprano could be heard years later in many of the Masquers Theater Group productions when the family moved to Manitowoc, WI. Her gracious skills at entertaining were put to good use when the family moved from Manitowoc to Monroe, WI when Paul became Franchise Manager for Swiss Colony in the late 60's. Then tiring of the cold Wisconsin winters, Mickey and Paul moved to Jacksonville, FL in 1971 and on to Boco Ratan, FL, where Mickey resided until she located to Fort Myers in 2012 to be closer to family. She loved listening to baseball on the radio (in the early years) and watching sports on TV later on, especially college football. Mickey was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband, Paul, both sisters, Fern Case and Dorothy Malley and Francis Bouda, Paul's twin brother. Mickey will be greatly missed by her four children, Brian (Joanne) of Cranberry Township, PA; Betsy Fisher (Bill) of Chico, CA, Michael (Jane) of Jacksonville, FL, and Barbara Schropp (Russ) of Fort Myers, FL; as well as ten grandchildren. She leaves behind her brother, Robert Thompson, sister-in-law, BJ Bouda; sister- in-law, Clare Ann Nordman (Jim) as well as many other relatives, and friends too numerous to mention, but who fondly remember Mickey. A funeral mass will be held at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church at 10 am on Saturday, June 15, 2013. Final interment in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery will take place following the Mass. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Alzheimer's Foundation in Mickey's name to help fight the disease that plagued her during the final years of her life. Online obituary - Manitowoc Herald Times May 8, 2013


BARBORA BOUDA After three months intense suffering, Mrs. Joseph Bouda passed into the world beyond, where she will have no more pain or sorrow. She was born at Plensky, Austria, 58 years ago. Her maiden name being Barbara(sic) Kubika. She was married in the city of Thlokovskey to Mr. Joseph Bouda in January, 1874 and bore him two children in the old country, Kate and Joseph. The former died there in infancy and the latter soon followed his sister to her heavenly home. Soon after they landed in America where they came in the year 1877. Here seven children were born to them who are all living except one daughter, Annie, who was called from the family circle a few years ago. Deceased looked forward to the time when she would be well again and be spared to them but it was not to be and for three months her demise was expected daily and there were always some of family at her bedside and when the end came last Saturday morning at 11 o'clock, her husband was with her and it was in his arms she breathed her last. She was always a good neighbor, a gentile wife and mother and bore her suffering with much patience and fortitude. She leaves beside her husband and children many sorrowing friends who will all sadly miss her. Her children are: Mr. James Bouda of Tisch Mills, Mrs. Angust of Eastwin, Mrs. Frank Eiermann of Manitowoc, and Mrs. John Volin of this city, Ferdinand, Blanche and Frank, who are at home. Her remains were interred in the public cemetery at Two Rivers, Rev. Uebele officiating. The Reporter, Sat., Aug. 22, 1908 ********* [Barbara Bouda]


FRANK M. BOUDA Frank M. Bouda, Scout Leader, Is Dead at 64 (photo) TWO RIVERS-Frank M. Bouda, 64, of 1616-25th St., past grand high priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Masons of Wisconsin, a leader for years in activities of the Boy Scouts in Manitowoc county and for more than 40 years treasurer of Grace Congregational Church, died at Two Rivers Municipal Hospital early Thursday night. Mr. Bouda was stricken with a heart attack in early September and after several weeks confinement at the hospital here he returned home. When his condition again turned for the worse he was reconfined for treatment since Oct. 9. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Grace Congregational Church, the Rev. Richard J. Wichlei delivering the sermon. The Masonic service, conducted by the Two Rivers Lodge No. 200, F. & A.M., and led by Heber Clayton, chaplain, will follow Graveside Masonic services will also be held at Pioneeers' Rest Cemetery. Born at Lark Mr. Bouda was born at Lark, Brown County, on Jan. 31, 1891, a son of the late Joseph and Barbara Bouda. When he was a small boy the family brought him to a farm in the Town of Mishicot, where he attended the district school. Later he entered the Green Bay Business College from which he was graduated. Taking several corres- pondence courses in business administration, Mr. Bouda entered the employ of the Hamilton Mfg. Co. here in 1910, taking a position in the office. In 1912 he was made office manager of the firm, a post which he held until 1945, when he resigned. Since he had been engaged in assessment work in the area assisting in the reassess- ment project here from 1950 to 1952 and up to ??????? had been assisting Assessor Roman C. Hermann in person at property assessment at Manitowoc. One of Wisconsin's ???? pro??ment Master, Mr. Bouda became a Master Mason of a ?????? of the Two Rivers Lodge No. 200, F. & A.M. in February of 19?5, in 1935 as a member of the Manitowoc Chapter No. ??, Royal Arch Masons, he founded the Barnes G. ?yman Chapter No. 116, Royal Arch Masons in Two Rivers, becoming its high priest the same year. In 1942 he was elected grand high priest of the Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Wisconsin, and in May of 19?? was ?????? to the Wisconsin Order of High Priesthood of the Royal Arch Masons. Active in all of the Masonic orders in Two Rivers and Manitowoc, Mr. Bouda was also a past commander of Manitowoc Commandery No. 45, Knights Templar, and affiliated with Council No. 18, Royal and Select Masters of Manitowoc. A 32nd Degree Mason, as a member of the Wisconsin Counsistory, Milwaukee, he had been active of years in the 32nd degree. Also affiliated with the Tripoli Temple Shrine, Milwaukee, he was a charter member fot the Two Rivers Shrine Club, serving as its president in 1940-41. Since the organization of the Masonic Low Twelve Club, 30 years ago, he had been its secretary. Since a young man Mr. Bouda had shown intense interest in Boy Scout work and as a result of his activities he was awarded the Silver Beaver, scoutdom's highest award, in 1943. In 1949 he was elected to the presidency of the Waumegesako Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Treasurer Since 1915 When Mr. Bouda made his residence in Two Rivers he affiliated with Grace Congregational Church, becoming treasurer of the church's Ecclesiastical Society in 1915. Three years later the society merged with the church and he continued as the church's teasurer since. On Nov. 30, 1916, Mr. Bouda married Martha Sladky at Manitowoc who survives him with a daughter, Clare Ann Bouda, a student at Marquette University, Milwaukee, twin sons, Paul J. Bouda of Hartland, Wis., and Francis J. Bouda of Philadelphia; four sister, Mrs. Mary Volin and Mrs. Frnk Eiermann of Manitowoc, Mrs. August Schwake of Two Rivers and Mrs. Blanche Zimmerhakel of Chippewa Falls, and two brothers, Wenzel (James) Buoda of Norman, Kewaunee county and Fred Bouda of Royal Oak, Mich. There are five grandchildren. Friends may call at the Klein & Stangel Inc., Funeral Home until 10:30 a.m. Saturday, when the casket will be taken to the church, where the body will lie in state until the time of services. Members of the Two Rivers Lodge of Masons have been requested by its worshipful master, Francis Frank, to meet in a body at the Masonic Temple at 1 p.m. Saturday to participate in the church and graveside services. A Silver Beaver honor guard will also participate in the services for Mr. Bouda. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, November 18, 1955 P.1


JOSEPH B. BOUDA JOSEPH BOUDA DIES AT HOME OF DAUGHTER 84-Year-Old Retired Farmer Succumbs After Only A Two Days’ Illness Joseph B. Bouda, 84, retired farmer, died late Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F. J. Elermann, 1024 North Eighth street. Mr. Bouda was ill only two days. He was taken sick Tuesday with pleuro- pneumonia. Funeral services will be held at Two Rivers Saturday afternoon. Born in Bohemia The deceased was born in Bohemia in 1851. He was married there in 1874 to Barbara Kubik. In Prague Mr. Bouda learned the locksmith trade. In 1877 Mr. and Mrs. Bouda came to this country and located at Turners Falls, Mass. Later they came west to Wisconsin. Mr. Bouda operated farms in Brown, Kewaunee and Manitowoc counties. His last farm was in the town of Two Rivers. Mrs. Bouda died in 1908 and shortly after Mr. Bouda retired and removed first to Two Rivers and later to this city to reside with his daughter. Despite his advanced years Mr. Bouda followed an active life. Until a few years ago his interest and pastime was mending shoes. In later years he followed gardening. Seven Children Survive Ten children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Bouda of whom seven survive. They are James, Kewaunee, Frank, Two Rivers, Fred L., Royal Oaks, Mich., Mrs. F. J. Volin, Mrs. August Schauke, Mrs. Blanche Zimmerhackel, Chippewa Falls, Wis., Mrs. F. J. Eiermann, city. A brother, John, Northampton, Mass., a sister, Mrs. Anna Bacon, Buffalo, N.Y., 17 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren also survive. The body is at Klein and Stangel, Inc., Two Rivers. Services will be held from the funeral home Saturday afternoon in charge of the Rev. T. A. Hawkes, Two Rivers. Interment will be at Pioneers’ Rest cemetery there. Manitowoc Herald Times, January 30, 1936 P.9


MARTHA BOUDA Mrs. Martha Bouda 79, 1616-25th St, Two Rivers, died Sunday night at Two Rivers Municipal Hospital where she was a patient for five weeks. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Klein & Stangel Inc. Funeral Home, Two Rivers, and at 11 a.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church, the Rev. Earl Brouchoud officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers’ Rest Cemetery. Mrs. Boda, nee Martha Sladky, was born at Kellnersville March 17, 1891, a daughter of the late Wenzel and Anna Novy Sladky. She was married Nov. 30, 1916 at Manitowoc to Frank M. Bouda of Two Rivers, and had resided at Two Rivers since. Her husband died Nov. 17, 1955. Active in numerous women’s organizations for many years, Mrs. Bouda was recognized in March of 1968 for continuous active membership in the Two Rivers Woman’s Club for 50 years, receiving a Certificate of Honor from the National Federation of Woman’s Clubs. Mrs. Bouda joined the Woman’s Club in the spring of 1918, serving as its president for the 1926-28 term after she had been its secretary-treasurer for two years. A charter member of the Catholic Woman’s Club, she was also a charter member and past president of the Ladies of St. Luke. She was also active in the Two Rivers Hospital Auxiliary, the Shady Lane Home Auxiliary, and the Ladies Charitable Assn. Also, she was on the first Woman’s Club committee in 1941 to establish the Youth Hotel on the Walter Zander farm. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. James (Clare Ann) Nordman of Madison; twin sons, Paul of Monroe and Francis of London, England, and 12 grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday where memorial services will be at 7:45 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, October 5, 1970 P.21


PAUL BOUDA Paul J. Bouda, 90, of Boca Raton, FL, died March 23, 2011. He was born on January 5, 1921, at Manitowoc, WI, the second of the twin sons to Martha (Sladky) and Frank M. Bouda. His twin brother, Francis, preceded him in death in 1997. Paul is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Audry E. (Thompson) Bouda; four children; 10 grandchidlren; two great grandchildren: sister: sister-in-law and brother-in-law (private). He attended St. Luke School and Washington High School in Two Rivers, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In 1942 he was inducted into the US Army, serving his entire career with the 14th Tank Bn., 9th Armored Division. His military action included the Battle of the Bulge and the taking of the Ludendorf Bridge at Remagen, Germany. His decorations include a Bronze Star, and Presidential Unit Citations. Upon his discharge from the army, he married Audrey E. Thompson in 1946. After a business career in Wisconsin, including franchise manager for Swiss Colony, he moved to Jacksonville, FL, in 1973 and to Boca Ration in 1979 to develop and lease shopping centers. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, VFW, American Legion, Elks Lodge and St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. A Memorial Mass was held on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at St. Joan of Arc, Boca Raton. A graveside service and burial will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Pioneer Rest Cemetery in Two Rivers, WI. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to the Alzheimer's Association for the continued care of his wife.


COULETTE BOUDREAUX Coulette Boudreaux, three week old daughter of Edward and Cindy Petrashek Boudreaux, of 406 N. Lake St., Manitowoc, died unexpectedly at her home Saturday morning, Nov.1. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers. The Rev. Martin Scheele officiated. Burial was in Knollwood Memorial Gardens (sic). Coulette Boudreaux was born Oct. 12, 1980, at Two Rivers. Survivors include her parents, Edward and Cindy Petrashek Boudreaux; paternal grand- parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Boudreaux Sr. of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Arlene Petrashek of Two Rivers. Herald Times Reporter, November 2, 1980 P.3 ******* [bur. 11-03-1980/age 21 da.] (Note: Her marker was found in Pioneers' Rest, Two Rivers)


ALBERT E. BRAUN Albert Braun, 62 (photo), well known Manitowoc County farmer and fox and mink breeder, died at his home in Two Rivers Monday morning following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church, Two Rivers, the Rev. W.G. Haase officiating, and burial will be in Pioneers’ Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. The deceased was born in 1889 in Sheboygan, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Braun. In 1911 he married Louis Kahrs, who survives. The couple had no children. Mr. Braun participated in many activities in addition to farming and operating a fox and mink ranch. He frequently exhibited fox pelts in fur shows throughout the state. He was a former assessor for the Town of Two Rivers, a former member of the Manitowoc County Board of Supervisors and also served on the Board of Trustees of the Manitowoc County Hospital. He was a 20 year member of the Two Rivers Lions Club and a member of the Lutheran Men’s Club. Members of the latter club will assemble at the club rooms at 7 p.m. Tuesday and attend the funeral home in a body. Survivors in addition to his wife include a sister, Mrs. Herbert Steinhauer of the Town of Two Rivers and three brothers, Fred and Clarence of Two Rivers and Elmer of DePere. The body will lie in state at the Klein and Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, after 2 p.m. Wednesday until 10 a.m. Thursday when the body will be moved to the church for services at 2 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, July 14, 1952 P.2


CHARLES BRAUN OLD RESIDENT OF TWO RIVERS DIES AT HOME Funeral of Charles Braun Will Be Held At Residence On Wednesday Charles Braun, 70, a well known resident of the town of Two Rivers since 1905, died at the farm home on Sunday after suffering with complication of diseases for the past three months. Funeral services will be held from the farm home on Highway 163 north of the city Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 ‘clock with the Rev. W. G. Haase officiating in the services. Interment will be at Pioneer’s Rest cemetery. Mr. Braun was born in West Prussia, Germany, February 12, 1863. At the age of nine years he immigrated to this country with his parents and settled in South Carolina. Two years later the family moved to Sheboygan where he was a resident until 1905. He was married at Sheboygan in 1887 to Miss Clara Eisold, who survives him. Besides his widow he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Herbert Steinhauer of the town of Two Rivers and four sons, Fred and Albert Braun of the town of Two Rivers, Elmer of Stanley, Wis., and Clarence Braun of Manitowoc. He also leaves a brother, August Braun of Sheboygan Falls. Remains to be taken to the home from Beduhn and Goetz funeral parlors Tuesday afternoon. Manitowoc Herald Times, April 10, 1933 P.9


CLARA BRAUN Mrs. Clara Braun, 83, a resident of the town of Two Rivers for the past 46 years, died at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Steinhauer, town of Two Rivers, Monday night, after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church, Two Rivers, the Rev. Frederic Zarling officiating. Interment will be in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Private services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Beduhn, Deja & Martin Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, after which the casket will be taken to the church at 11 a.m. Mrs. Braun, nee Clara Eisold, was born in Sheboygan in 1869, and in 1887 she was married there to Charles Braun. After residing in Sheboygan for several years the family moved to a farm in Haven, Sheboygan County, and in 1906 came to the town of Two Rivers. Her husband preceded her in death 19 years ago. Mrs. Braun leaves the daughter, Mrs. Steinhauer; three sons, Fred of Two Rivers, Elmer of DePere and Clarence Braun of Two Rivers; a sister, Mrs. Charles Tessin of Sheboygan; and a brother, Arthur Eisold of Sheboygan. There are 16 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 p.m. Wednesday until 10 a.m. Thursday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, December 2, 1952 P.2


ELIZABETH BRAUN Mrs. Herman Brown(sic) died this morning at 7:30 at the family home at Fifteenth and Washington streets, death being due to apoplexy. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon with services at the St. John Lutheran Church. Burial will be at Forest View Cemetery.(sic) Mrs. Brown was sixty-one years old and has always made her home in this city where she is well known. She is survived by four children, Mrs. Edward Althien, Mrs. Fred Griep, Mrs. Walter Salzman, all of this city and one son, Emil of Chicago who will arrive today. One sister, Mrs. Charles Trost of Kewaunee and four grandchildren also survive. Manitowoc Herald News, Fri., Dec. 26, 1924 page 2 ******** (Note: Her stone and cemetery record are in Pioneers Rest/the newspaper was in error)


ESTHER BRAUN Esther Braun, age 98, of 1514 Jefferson Street, Two Rivers, died Tuesday afternoon, June 21, 1994, at the Hamilton Memorial Home, Two Rivers. A Memorial Service will be held at the Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers. Rev. Kim Henning will officiate with burial at Pioneer Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. She was born February 6, 1896, at Wausau, Wis., daughter of the late Oscar and Elizabeth Lemke Weise. She attended the Wausau School System and two years of business college. On December 25, 1921, she was married to Paul J. Braun in Two Rivers. He preceded her in death on July 22, 1949. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ned J. and Aileen Braun of Manitowoc; two daughters and a son-in-law, Florence and Robert Ebert of Sheboygan, Wis.; and Joyce Ebert of Mount Clemens, Mich.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Besides her husband she was preceded in death by an infant son and a son-in-law. Friends may call at the Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, after 9 a.m. on Saturday until the time of services. The family would appreciate memorials in their mother's name to the Historical Society of Two Rivers. Esther would have been unable to live independently in her own home without the love and help of Bobbie, Don, and Larry Copetsky and the interests of her next-door neighbor, Jeanette Dewey. She was further blessed by the love and attention of Marion and Nevo Klein. Herald Times Reporter, June 23, 1994 P. A2 ******** (6 Feb. 1896/21 June 1994/SSDI)


HERMAN J. BRAUN HERMAN BRAUN DIES, WAS 76 Death Occurs in Manitowoc Today Herman Braun, aged 76, died in Manitowoc early this morning as a result of a heart attack suffered two days ago. The funeral will probably be held Saturday afternoon from the Beduhn and Goetz Funeral Home at 3 o'clock. Interment will take place at the Pioneers' Rest Cemetery and Rev. W.S. Haase will officiate. The deceased was born on May 26, 1853 in Racine County. A few years later the family moved to Watertown and about 55 years ago at Kewaunee. He was married 53 years ago at Kewaunee to Elizabeth Roehrdanz who died 11 years ago. He had five children and is survived by three of them and by four grandchildren. The children surviving are Mrs. Edward Althien, Mrs. Fred Griep and Emil Braun of Chicago. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wed., March 13, 1935 page 25


LOUISE M. BRAUN Mrs. Louise M. Braun, 75, of 1706-21st St., Two Rivers, widow of Albert (Al) Braun, early Town of Two Rivers fox farm operator, died at Two Rivers Municipal Hospital Saturday. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Klein & Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, and at 2 p.m. at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Two Rivers, the Rev. T. F. Stern officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers’ Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mrs. Braun, nee Louise Kahrs, was born July 23, 1888, in the Town of Mishicot, daughter of the late George and Elizabeth Kiel Kahrs. She was married at Two Rivers May 6, 1911, to Albert Braun, who with Mrs. Braun operated a farm and were early fox farm owners on Highway 147, just north of Eastwin Hall. Mr. Braun died in 1952. Active in affairs of St. John congregation. Mrs. Braun was a member of St. John Study Club, Ladies Aid Society, Ladies Afternoon Society and the Manitowoc County Homemakers Club. Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the funeral home. The Ladies afternoon Society will meet in a body in St. John Fellowship Hall to attend the funeral. Manitowoc Herald Times, October 14, 1963 P.7


NEAL BRAUN Six Months Old Son Dies. John Neal(sic), the six months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Braun, died at the Holy Family hospital at 6:30 Sunday night. He has been sick the past week with Pneumonia. Funeral arrangements have not been completed as yet and will be announced later. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. December 1, 1924 P. 2 ******* The funeral of the six months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Braun will be held from the home Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. Hawkes will conduct the funeral services. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. December 2, 1924 P. 5


PAUL BRAUN Two Rivers Studio Head is Drowned Two Rivers - Plunged into the East Twin River when his car apparently missed a curve at the end of Harbor St. in Two Rivers, Paul J. Braun, 66, head of the Braun Photo Studios of that city, was drowned Friday noon. The car and Braun's body were recovered about 40 minutes later by Coast Guardsmen. The accident occurred near the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Two Rivers. Zeno Job, a resident of Two Rivers, was looking out of the upstairs window of his home when the accident happened and said the car was not traveling at too rapid a speed. He said the car seemed to stop momentarily and then plunged into the river. The automobile was found nose down in about 15 feet of water with Braun still at the wheel. The veteran photographer may have suffered a heart attack just before the car went into the river, according to the Manitowoc County coroner Theodore Teitgen. Braun's dog was in the car at the time and also was drowned. The victim had been in the photography business for the past 45 years. He started in his father's studio at Two Rivers and after some time in Milwaukee, where he was employed by several leading studios, he returned to Manitowoc for a number of years and then back to Two Rivers. Coroner Teitgen said no inquest will be held. Sheboygan Press, Sat., July 23, 1949 page 2 ********** (Note: The stone reads d. 1948)


CHESTER BREIVOGEL Chester W. Breivogel, 69, of 1415 Glenwood St., Two Rivers, retired tool and die designer at Hamilton Industries, Two Rivers, died early Friday morning at University Hospitals, Madison, where he had been a patient 10 days. 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, Two Rivers. Mr. Breivogel was born Oct. 17, 1903, at Two Rivers, son of the late John and Mary Krueger Breivogel. He attended St. John Parochial School and was graduated from former Two Rivers High School with the Class of 1921. He retired from his position at the Hamilton firm in 1964. He married Emma Raatz at Two Rivers Sept. 11, 1929. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, and until 10:30 a.m. Monday when the casket will be taken to the church where the body will lie in state until the time of services. Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc-Two Rivers, Wis. June 29, 1973


EMMA BREIVOGEL Mrs. Emma Breivogel, 83, a resident of North Ridge Health Care Center, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 1990. She was born Sept. 6, 1907 in the Town of Two Rivers, daughter of the late Fred and Ida Hopp Raatz. She married Chester Breivogel on Sept. 11, 1929 in Two Rivers. He preceded her in death in June, 1973. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Lynn and Ron Strzyzewski and Nancy and John Strzyzewski, all of Manitowoc; a brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Hazel Raatz, Manitowoc; a sister, Gardina Hanson, Denmark; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Two Rivers with the Rev. David Scherbarth officiating. Burial in the Pioneer Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Denmark Press - Thursday, Sept. 13, 1990 ********* (06 Sep 1907/08 Sep 1990/SSDI) [Emma H. Breivogel]


JOHN BREIVOGEL (d. 1906) A small child of John Breivogel in Two Rivers died Saturday and was buried Monday. Der Nord Westen, 24 May 1906 ******* The infant child of John Breivogel of the south side, died last week. Interment took place last Monday afternoon. The funeral ceremonies took place at St. John's Lutheran Church, Rev. Vatter of Mishicot officiating. The REPORTER, Sat, May 27, 1906 ******* (Note: Wisc death index: Burvagel Jr, John/ Death: May 18 1906/Manitowoc/co. death index v.8 p.66)


JOHN BREIVOGEL (d. 1937) FALL IS FATAL TO YOUNGSTER Brain Concussion Results In Death of Chester Breivogel TWO RIVERS (Special)—A fall from the steps of a neighbor’s home yesterday afternoon resulted in the death of John Breivogel, three-year old son of Chester Breivogel. The boy fell about three o’clock, but the parents thought the child was unhurt. When he seemed a little sick later in the afternoon they thought that he was sick to his stomach. A doctor was called at 6:30 p.m. and decided the boy had sustained a brain concussion. He was rushed to the municipal hospital here he died at 7:45 p.m. John was an only son. He was born March 22, 1934. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon. The body will be taken to the home at 1415 Glenwood street tomorrow afternoon from the Beduhn Fuenral Home. Short services will be held from the home at 1:30 and from St. John’s Lutheran church at 2 p.m. Rev. W.G. Haase will officiate and burial will be in Pioneer’s Rest cemetery. Manitowoc Herald Times, May 20, 1937 P.13


JOHN J. BREIVOGEL (d. 1959) John J. Breivogel, 84, of 1422 Hawthorne Ave., a retired employe of the Hamilton Mfg. Co., Two Rivers, where he had worked in the Shipping Dept. for 57 years, died late Friday afternoon at a Manitowoc hospital where he had been a patient for the past three months. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church, Two Rivers, the Rev. T.F. Stern officiating. Burial will be in the family plot in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. John Breivogel was born July 2, 1875 in New York City, a son of the late Peter and Margareta Mace Breivogel. When he was a year and a half old the family brought him to Two Rivers. He attented the public schools in Two Rivers and early in his youth he began to work for the Hamilton Mfg. Co., where at one time he was the oldest active employe on record. He was a member of the Hamilton 30-year Club of the Hamilton Mfg. Co., the Golden Age Club of Two Rivers and a longtime member of St. John Lutheran congregation. Mr. Breivogel married the former Mary Krueger March 24, 1900 in Two Rivers. She preceded him in death 11 years ago. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Leon Strouf of Two Rivers and Mrs. John Neiner of Princeton, N.J.; four sons, Milton of Beverly Hills, Calif., who is director of planning of Los Angeles County; Ernest, operator of a Two Rivers grocery, and Chester and Henry of Two Rivers; 11 grandchildren and four great grand- children. Friends may call at the Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, after 3 p.m. 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 services. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, December 5, 1959 p.11 ******** Funeral services for John Breivogel, 84, of 1422 Hawthorne Ave., Two Rivers, who died late Friday at a Manitowoc hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Two Rivers, the Rev. T.F. Stern officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Friends may call at the Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, 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, Monday, December 7, 1959 P.17


MARY BREIVOGEL Mrs. Mary Krueger Breivogel, 67, of 1442 Hawthorne avenue, Two Rivers, died early Wednesday afternoon in Municipal hospital there following an illness of two days. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the St. John Lutheran church, Two Rivers, with the Rev. W.G. Haase officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers’ Rest cemetery. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. __ __, the deceased was born in Two Rivers in 1880 and was married to John Breivogel in 1900. The couple had continued to reside in Two Rivers. As a member of the Ladies Aid society of the St. John church for many years, she had served as president of the group for several years. Surviving are the husband; four sons, Milton of Los Angeles and Ernie, Chester and Henry of Two Rivers; two daughters, Mrs. John Neiner of Minneapolis, and Mrs. Leon Strouf of Two Rivers; three brothers, Gustave and William Krueger of Two Rivers and Henry Krueger of Manitowoc; four sisters, Mrs. William Morrissey of Two Rivers, Mrs. Carl Wentorf of West Bend, Mrs. Albert Rasmussen of Orlando, Fla., and Mrs. Ernst Klenke of Milwaukee; a stepmother, Mrs. Lena Krueger of Two Rivers and 10 grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Gary LaFond, of Two Rivers, preceded her in death a year ago. The body may be viewed at the Beduhn funeral home in Two Rivers from 2 p.m. Friday until 10 a.m. Saturday when it will be moved to the church to lie in state until the time of services Saturday afternoon. Manitowoc Herald Times, June 29, 1948 P.2


MILTON W. BREIVOGEL Milton Breivogel, former Two Rivers resident, died Monday, May 18, 1987 at Los Angeles, California. Memorial services will be held at a later date with burial at Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Survivors include his wife, the former Frances Smongeski, a brother, Henry Breivogel of Two Rivers; two sisters, Mrs. May Strouf of Two Rivers and Mrs. John Neiner of South Carolina and a number of nieces and nephews also survive. Deja and Martin Funeral Home at Two Rivers assisted the family with arrangements. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wed., May 20, 1987 page 19 ******** [bur. 06-08-1987/age 86 yrs.] (03 Jul 1900/May 1987/SSDI)


JENNIE M. BREMER Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie Bremer, 89, of 1615-27th St., Two Rivers, who died Tuesday noon at Two Rivers Municipal Hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Klein and Stangel, Inc. Funeral Home, Two Rivers, the Rev. Paul Schumacher officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers’ Rest Cemetery. Mrs. Bremer, nee Jennie Mueller, was born Sept. 22, 1880, at Two Rivers, a daughter of the late Richard E. and Katharine Mueller. She was a graduate of Two Rivers High School with the class of 1??9 and had attended the former Milwaukee-Downer College. She was married to the late William S.Bremer. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Roger (Katherine) Kahlenberg of Two Rivers and Mrs. Clarence (Helen) Struck of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and a son, Harry Bremer of Elkhart Lake. Two brothers, Charles E. and Edwin R. Mueller, preceded her in death. Manitowoc Herald Times, May 13, 1970 P.26 ******* (Jennie Bremer/22 Sep 1880/May 1970/SSDI)


EDNA BROCHER Edna C. Brocher, age 78, of 2312 Garfield St., Two Rivers, died Tuesday morning, September 15, 1998, at the Two Rivers Community Hospital. Funeral Services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, September 18, 1998, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Two Rivers. Rev. William O’Brien will officiate at the Mass of Christian Burial, with cremation to follow. She was born November 13, 1919, in Manitowoc County, daughter of the late William J. and Clara Nischke Mertens. She was a graduate of St. John’s Elementary School and Washington High School in Two Rivers. On January 17, 1942, Edna married Wilfred Brocher at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Two Rivers. She was a bookkeeper at Robert Hall for many years, and retired as the manager of the Goodwill Store. She was currently the President of the Two Rivers Homemakers, a member of the Two Rivers Community Hospital Volunteers, and the Ladies of Holy Redeemer. Survivors include her husband, Wilfred; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Cheryl Brocher and Michael and Terry Brocher, all of Two Rivers; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Mary Sue and Terry Eesley, Two Rivers, Ellen Cornils, Appleton, and Ann and Randy Shoemaker, Story City, Iowa; 14 grandchildren, Lee (Michelle) Brocher, Stephanie Brocher, Dawn (Troy) Haws, Amy (Jim) Jaklin, Deanne (Jamie) Klein, Tori, Kara and Trina Cornils, Jessica, Marshall and Logan Shoemaker, Tanya and Patrick Brocher, and Joshua Neumeyer; seven great grandchildren; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Evelyn Kaiser, Arlene and Edward Klabunde, and Carol Gauthier, all of Manitowoc. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by one son-in-law, Vernon Cornils; one brother, Al Mertens; one sister, Esther Skarda; two brothers-in-law, Allan Gauthier and Bill Kaiser. Friends may call at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church from 5-6:30 p.m. on Friday. Klein & Stangel Funeral Home, Two Rivers, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, Sept. 16, 1998


EVA BROCHER BROCHER FUNERAL Funeral services for Mrs. Eva Brocher, 91, formerly of Edgewood Place, Two Rivers, who died at Two Rivers Municipal Hospital Friday morning where she had been a patient four days will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Deja and Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, and at 10 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, the Rev. John K. Mueller officiating. Burial will be at Pioneers Rest Cemetery. Mrs. Brocher, nee Eva Weber, was born Aug. 15, 1872, at Trier, Germany, daughter of the late Peter and Margaret Marr Weber. When she was two years old the family brought her to this country, settling at Mishicot. She attended Mishicot district schools and a few years later the family moved to Chippewa Falls. There she was married to Hans Brocher Nov. 14, 1894. The family moved to Two Rivers in 1917 where Mr. Brocher died in 1922. For a number of years she was engaged in practical nursing, assisting the later Dr. A. M. Farrell. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Raymond Schmitt, of Edgewood Place, Two Rivers, with whom she made her home for a number of years. Mrs. Edward Colanachick of Two Rivers and Mrs. Robert Jacqmin of Green Bay; four sons, Roland, Clarence and Wilfred of Two Rivers and Henry of Avon Lake, Ohio; 24 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. A son, Emanuel, died two years ago. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral chapels where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Two Rivers Reporter, Sat. Mar. 7, 1964


GARTH BROCHER Funeral services for Garth Thomas Brocher, two-day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brocher, 1231 South 10th street, were held Friday afternoon at Pfeffer’s funeral home. Interment was at Forest View cemetery, Two Rivers. The child was born Sept. 24. Mrs. Brocher is the former Sylvia Napiezinski. Manitowoc Herald Times, September 30, 1935 P.8 ******* [Garth Thomas Brocher]


HANS BROCHER Hans Peter Broker (sic) answered the summons of death Monday morning at Holy Family hospital. Death came as a messenger of relief from long suffering with rheumatism. Deceased was born in Denmark and came to this country at the age of 19. He was a resident of this city twenty years ago and later resided at Pewaukee and Chippewa Falls. Five years ago the family returned to this city. Mr. Broker is survived by his widow and eight children. The funeral was held from the home on 272th street, Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Haase officiating. Two Rivers Reporter, Friday Dec. 22, 1922


WILFRED A. BROCHER Wilfred A. Brocher, age 89, of 2401 Polk St., Two Rivers, died Saturday morning, May 1, 2004, at Aurora Medical Center, Two Rivers. Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at St. Peter the Fisherman Parish - Holy Redeemer Site, Two Rivers. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be Rev. William O’Brien with cremation to follow. He was born Sept. 20, 1914 in Merrill, Wis., son of the late Hans and Eva Weber Brocher. He attended St. Luke’s Grade School and graduated from Washington High School, Two Rivers, class of 1932. Wilfred spent several years on The Great Lakes as a crew member on iron ore carriers. On Jan. 17, 1942, he married the former Edna Mertens at St. Lukes Catholic Church, Two Rivers. She preceded him in death on Sept. 15, 1998. Wilfred was employed as a welder at Hamilton Manufacturing, Two Rivers, until his retirement in 1976. He volunteered much of his time at the Hamilton Wood Type Museum in Two Rivers. (Survivors omitted for privacy) He was also preceded in death by one grandson, Jason John Cornils; a son-in-law, Vernon Cornils; two sisters and four brothers. The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Peter the Fisherman - Holy Redeemer Site, Two Rivers, on Wednesday, May 5, 2004, from 4 p.m. until the time of Mass at 6 p.m. Herald Times Reporter (Manitowoc, Wis.) May 3, 2004


ELLA BROECKER Mrs. Ella Broecker, 62, of 2303 14th St., Two Rivers, died Friday night at Two Rivers Municipal Hospital where she had been a patient since Dec. 9. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. John Lutheran Church, Two Rivers, the Rev. T.F. Stern officiating. Interment will be in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mrs. Broecker, nee Ella Tegen, was born in Two Rivers May 18, 1895, a daughter of the late William and Christina Krueger Tegen. She was married April 20, 1918 to Fred Broecker. He died June 28, 1953, in Two Rivers. She was a member of the Dorcas Society of St. John church. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth D'Apice of Chicago Heights, Ill.; a brother, William of Rt. 2, Manitowoc, and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Klein and Stangel, Inc., funeral home 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 until the time of service. The Dorcas Society membership will meet at the adjoining ???? hall at 1:30 p.m. Monday to attend the service. Manitowoc Herald Times, December 28, 1957 p.7


EMMA BROECKER Pioneer Resident Suffers Stroke, Dies At Home of Son Suffering a stroke last Wednesday evening, Mrs. Fred Broecker Sr., one of the pioneer residents of Two Rivers, passed away Tuesday noon at the home of her son Fred, 2303 14th street, at the age of 72 years. Four children are left to mourn her loss, on son, Fred, this city, and three daughters, Mrs. Gustave Schmidt, Milwaukee, Mrs. John Vertz, Mishicot and Mrs. Frank Niener of this city. Burial will take place on Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the St. John’s Lutheran church. Manitowoc Herald News, Wednesday, February 01, 1928, Page 9


FRED D. BROECKER Fred D. Broecker, 62, 2303 14th St., Two Rivers, and employe of the Aluminum Goods Manufacturing Company, Plant No. 1, Two Rivers, for 34 years died at Two Rivers Municipal Hospital at 10 p.m. Sunday, where he had been a patient for three days. He had been ill since May 11. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. John Lutheran Church, Two Rivers, the Rev. W.G. Haase officiating. Interment will be in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Fred D. Broecker was born in the town of Two Rivers in 1891, a son of the late Fred and Emma Trautman Broecker. He attended the District No. 7 school in the town of Two Rivers and when he was a youth he came to Two Rivers. In 1918 he married Ella Tegen in Two Rivers. An employe of the Aluminum Goods Manufacturing Company since 1919, and a verteran in the percolator parts department, he was a member of the company's "25-Year Club." Besides his wife he leaves a sister, Mrs. Caroline Schmidt of Milwaukee. Friends may call at the Klein & Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, from noon Tuesday until 10:30 a.m. Wednesday when the casket will be removed to the church where the body will lie in state until the time of services. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, June 29, 1953 P.15


FRED W. BROER FRED W. BROER is Principal of the First Ward School of Sheboygan, a position he has occupied since January 9, 1893, or since the completion of the fine school building in that ward. This one of the large schools of the city, having thirteen teachers, including the Principal. Mr. Broer is a native of Two Rivers, Manitowoc County, Wis., the date of his birth being January 22, 1863. His father, Herman Broer, a native of Germany, was an early settler of that place, where he located in 1854. His death occurred August 12, 1881. He left two sons and a daughter, the subject of this record being the youngest of the family; Henry, of New London, is the eldest; the sister is named Minnie. All were born in Manitowoc County. Fred W. received his early education in the public schools, and after a three- years course in the High School at Two Rivers began teaching. He was then in his seventeenth year. Having matriculated at the State Normal School, at Oshkosh, in 1883, he pursued a three-years course at that institution. After his graduation he accepted the principal-ship of the school at Butternut, Ashland County, Wis., which he conducted successfully for three years, at the end of the first of which he was elected County Superintendent of Ashland County. He served in that capacity two years, and then entered the Milwaukee Normal School, from which he graduated in June, 1892. Mr. Broer has received thorough preparation for the profession of teaching, and at the same time has also received the discipline which is acquired by a dependence upon one's own efforts in securing an education, he having paid the expense thereby incurred by his labor in the schoolroom, having taught and attended school alternately. He bears an excellent reputation as an educator. Source: Portrait and Biographical Record of Sheboygan County, Wis. - Published 1894 by Excelsior Publishing Co., Chicago, Page 294 ********* F.W. BROER IS DEAD, PRINCIPAL OF GRANT SCHOOL 25 YEARS Fred W. Broer, 55, for more than 25 years, principal of the U.S. Grant School in the first Ward, died at 6:07 pm yesterday at his home, 1714 N. Fifth St. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at Two Rivers with the Masons in charge of the ceremonies at 11 am services. At 11 am services will be conducted in the First Congregational Church here, Rev. A.J. Wilson of Darlington, an intimate friend of the Broer family officiating. The pupils of the U.S. Grant School and all students of the high school will assemble at the residence, 1714 N. Fifth Street at 10 am Friday to escort the remains to the church. The pupils will be given an opportunity to view the body in the church before the public service commences. After the funeral rites, the body will lie in state from 12 to 1 pm after which the ceremonies will be in charge of the Masons who will escort the remains to the Northwestern Station and to Two Rivers where burial will be made in the family lot, Two Rivers Cemetery. Mr. Broer, Sheboygan's beloved teacher and principal had been ailing with gall stones for the last twenty years. Last summer his condition became so serious that he consulted a specialist and underwent an operation at St. Paul, Minn., which so weakened him that he barely came through with his life. As soon as his condition permitted, he was taken to Mayo Brothers Hospital at Rochester,, Minn., where he was under the constant care of a nurse for several weeks. When he returned home here, the nurse accompanied him and remained at his side until he practically recovered. During the winter he felt well and gained rapidly in flesh and was thought to be again in excellent health when suddenly in February of this year he received another attack of pains which gradually aggravated his condition until last week Tuesday when he lapsed into unconsciousness from which he did not recover. He breathed his last at 6:07 o'clock last night, his wife, sister, Miss Minnie Broer, Two Rivers and the nurse who was called a week ago being at his bedside. Mr. Broer was born Jan. 22, 1867 at Two Rivers. He was graduated from the elementary schools there and was one of the first graduates of the Two Rivers High School. He taught district schools in Manitowoc County for two years thereafter. For eight months he was a student at the Franklin Mission House after which he matriculated in the Oshkosh Normal School from which he was graduated in 1883 after completing a three years' course. Temporarily suspending his study he became principal of the school at Butternut, Ashland County and assumed that position for three years. In 1888 he was chosen superintendent of schools, Ashland County. All that time he was the youngest school superintendent in Wisconsin being but 23 years old. Two years later with his bodily vigor restored he entered the Milwaukee Normal School from which he graduated in June, 1892. For one term he taught in Milwaukee parochial school. When the First Ward School building was erected in Sheboygan, he came to this city and commenced with his work as head of the institution which he served as principal for almost twenty-six years. Had he lived until the end of June, Mr. Broer would have finished his twenty-sixth year in the school. As a principal and teacher, Mr. Broer was beloved by the pupils of the U.S. Grant School, the entire public school faculty of the city and all of the 571 graduates of the institution whose diplomas bear his signature. As a citizen he was respected by everyone as a man of high ideals, strong character and an unselfish devotion to the service of humanity. As a friend he was beloved by all who knew him. Always of a congenial disposition and with a pleasant smile for everyone, he was known by almost everyone in Sheboygan. He was principal of the U.S. Grant schools for such a long time that amongst the present pupils of the institution, there are those whose fathers and mothers were graduated under Mr. Broer. His first class consisting of twelve pupils was graduated in June, 1893. From his records of the graduation programs for every year from the first class of 1893 to the last class leaving the school in February of this year, the total number being 571. (article gives a breakdown of number of graduates per each of the years between 1893 to 1918) Mr. and Mrs. Broer were married Jan. 18, 1895 in Sheboygan Falls. Two years previous to her marriage, Mrs. Broer was a teacher in the U.S. Grant School under Mr. Broer. The survivors are a widow; a sister, Miss Minnie Broer of Two Rivers. The eleven pupils of the U.S. Grant School who were graduated in February evidenced their high regard for Mr. Broer by contributing a large bouquet of flowers. Sheboygan Press, Wed., April 10, 1918 page 1


HENRY J. BROER From Der Nord Westen, 03 Jan. 1895: (From the correspondent in Two Rivers, 31 Dec.) Last week the body of Heinrich Broyer(sic), who died in New London, was brought here for burial. He was born and raised here but for several years he has lived in New London where he married. The parents are long deceased and are buried here. Only a sister lives here in the old house, and the sole surviving brother is a teacher in Sheboygan. These two children handled the funeral arrangements because the deceased's entire family lies ill with typhus back in New London.


J. HERMANN BROER Mr. Hermann Broer of Two Rivers was killed on Wednesday last while drawing in grain. While in the act of unhitching his horses from the wagon on the threshing floor, they became frightened and sprang to one side, squeezing him between the wagon rack and a post, and injuring him so badly that he died within 24 hours after the occurrence. He was 55 years of age and an honest, respectable man. Manitowoc Pilot Thursday, Aug. 25, 1881


MINNIE BROER MISS BROER DIED THIS MORNING AT TWO RIVERS HOME Miss Minnie Broer, sister of the late F. W. Broer, who was for twenty-five years principal of the U.S. Grant school here, died this morning at her home in Two Rivers from heart trouble. She had been ill since August. A host of friends in this city will be grieved to learn of Miss Broer’s death. Sheboygan Press, November 23, 1923 P.1


ALMA B. BROWN Mrs. George (Alma) Brown, 88, of 2607 West St., Two Rivers, died Wednesday morning, Aug. 3, at Manitowoc Health Care Center. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Grace Congregational Church, Two Rivers. The Rev. Reed Forbush will officiate and burial will be in Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mrs. Brown, nee Alma Berger, was born May 5, 1895, in the Town of Two Creeks, daughter of the late Guido and Lily Last Berger. She was married to George Brown Aug. 27, 1917, at Two Rivers. For many years she taught piano and organ lessons and was church organist at Grace Congregational church for more than 60 years. She was the accompanist for the Meister Singers Guild and the Carmen Chorus. Survivors include her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Marion Dodd of River Ridge, La.; a sister, Mrs. Del E. (Marie) Rogers of Milwaukee, and a great grandson, George Dodd of Rustin, La. A son, George, and a brother, Dewey Berger, preceded her in death. Friends may call at Klein and Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, after 4 p.m. Friday and at the church from 9 a.m. Saturday until the time of service. Memorials may be made to Grace Congregational Church. Herald Times Reporter, August 4, 1983 P. 3 ********* (06 May 1895/Aug 1983/SSDI)


ANNA BROWN From the Manitowoc Tribune - Aug. 10, 1864 In Two Rivers, August 5th., Mrs. Anna Brown, aged 78 years. The deceased had been afflicted with infirmities incident to old age, and, after much and protracted suffering, endured with Christian patience, quietly breathed out her life at the residence of Mr. William H. Honey, son-in-law of the departed.


GEORGE C. BROWN (d. 1984) George C. Brown, 90, of 2607 West St., Two Rivers, died Sunday, Feb. 26, at New Orleans, La. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Grace Congregational Church, Two Rivers. Rev. Daniel Wright will officiate and burial will be in Pioneers Rest Cemetery. Mr. Brown was born July 1, 1893, at Dubuque, Iowa, son of the late Andrew and Mathilda Krakow Brown. He was a veteran of the World War I Balloon Corp. He married Alma Berger on Aug. 27, 1917, at Two Rivers. She preceded him in death in Aug., 1983. Mr. Brown was an employee of the Purchasing Department of Hamilton Industries. Mr. Brown was the founder of George Brown Travel Agency, which he operated for many years. He was a violinist with the Manitowoc Civic Orchestra. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Marion Dodd of New Orleans, la., and a great grandson, George Dodd of Ruston, La. He was preceded in death by a son, George, and a grandson, Warren Dodd. Friends may call at Klein and Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, 7 o'clock to 9 o'clock this Wednesday evening. Memorials may be made to Grace Congregational Church, Two Rivers. Herald Times Reporter, February 29, 1984 P. 3 ******** (01 Jul 1893/Feb 1984/SSDI)


GEORGE DEWEY BROWN (d. 1951) In failing health for many years, George D. Brown, 32, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Brown, 2607 West St., Two Rivers, died Sunday. Private funeral services will be held at the Grace Congregational church, Two Rivers, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, the Rev. Richard J. Wichlei officiating. Interment will be in Pioneers’ Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. The casket will be moved to the church from the Klein & Stangel Inc. Funeral Home, Two Rivers, at noon Tuesday. George Brown was born in Two Rivers in 1918. Besides his parents he leaves a sister, Mrs. Warren Dodd of New Orleans, La. Manitowoc Herald Times, November 5, 1951 P.2


MARY BROTHERS DIED: In Two Rivers, on Sunday afternoon, the 29th instant, of consumption, Miss Mary Brothers, aged 17 years. Manitowoc Tribune Thursday, September 2, 1869 pg. 4 (Note: #89A is only cemetery in Manitowoc County with this surname) ******** (From 1860 Two Rivers ward 2 census: Martin Brothers age 38; Catharine 35; Mary 8; Anna 6; Emma 4; Lizzie 3; Etta 1) (1870 Two Rivers ward 2 census: Martin Brothers age 48; Cathrine 44; Emma 15; Elisebeth 13; Etta 11; David 10; Kate 3; William 1-Anna is in ward 1 living with the Scott family)


WILHELMINA BRUEMMER Mrs. Wihelmina Bruemmer (photo), 84, a lifelong resident of Two Rivers, who in recent years resided with a daughter at 1800 29th St., Two Rivers, died Wednesday afternoon at the home of her son in law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Wilke, at Port Washington, where she had been visiting. She had been in failing health several months. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday 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 Pioneers’ Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mrs. Bruemmer, nee Wilhelmina Voigt, was born in Two Rivers on Sept. 23, 1870, a daughter of William and Theresa Krause Voigt. She was married at Mishicot to William Bruemmer on July 6, 1891. Her husband preceded her in death in Two Rivers, two years ago. In 1951 the couple observed its diamond wedding anniversary. For many years Mrs. Bruemmer was a member of the Ladies Aid Society of St. John Church, Two Rivers. Surviving Mrs. Bruemmer are three daughters. Mrs. William Kronforst of Two Rivers, Mrs. Wilke of Port Washington and Mrs. Walter Mueller of Larrabee, a son, Harold Bruemmer of Two Rivers, 19 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times, September 1, 1955 P.25


WILLIAM BRUEMMER William Bruemmer, 87 (above) of 2111 Adams St., Two Rivers, well known retired carpenter, and a former member of the old Two Rivers Volunteer Fire Department, died at his home early Wednesday. He had been in failing health in recent years. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Klein and Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, with the Rev. W. G. Haese officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers Rest Cemetery. He was born in the town of Saxonburg, near Mishicot in 1864 and in 1891 married the former Wilhelmina Voigt. The couple moved to Two Rivers the following year. For many years Mr. Bruemmer was associated with the late contractor John Reis in the home building enterprise and in later years worked with the late Alwin M. Krause, a Two Rivers carpenter. He was a member of the old volunteer fire department in Two Rivers for many years. On July 6, 1951 Mr. and Mrs. Bruemmer observed their diamond wedding anniversary. Surviving Mr. Bruemmer are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. William Kronforst of Two Rivers, Mrs. Otto Wilke of Port Washington, and Mrs. Walter Miller of Zander, town of Gibson, and a son, Harold of Two Rivers. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. August Heltger of Coleman. There are 20 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the Klein & Stangel, Inc., Funeral Home from 2 p.m. Friday until hour of services. Manitowoc Herald Times, January 9, 1952 P.13


LOUIS BRUESSEL Louis Prussel birth: 17 March 1816 Germany death: 15 September 1900 Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin residence: 1900 Two Rivers, Wis. father: Carl Prussel Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


AUGUST BRUHN Death Sunday evening of Two Rivers resident August Bruhn. The deceased was born in Two Rivers in 1863. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon. Der Nord Westen, 22 Nov. 1906 ********* August Bruhn of the Town of Two Rivers, died last night at the home of his brother, with whom he has lived for many years. He was born in the Town of Two Rivers in 1863. The funeral took place Tuesday forenoon. Two Rivers Reporter, Sat., Nov. 24, 1906


DAVID OR WILLIE BRUHN From Der Nord Westen, 03 Aug. 1899: A small child of Saxonburg resident F. Bruhn died last week and was buried Mon. in Two Rivers. (Note: This obit belongs to either David or Willie, can't tell)


FREDERICK BRUHN Frederick Bruhn, 83, lifelong resident of the county, died yesterday at the homestead farm, now operated by his son, John, in the town of Mishicot. He is the second of three pioneer farmers who settled at Saxonburg, east of the village of Mishicot, to die. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m., from the Specht funeral home in Mishicot and at 2 o'clock from the Zion Evangelical church in Mishicot. Burial will be in Pioneers' Rest cemetery, Two Rivers. Mr. Bruhn was born in the town of Two Rivers in 1857. When a young man he moved into Mishicot and with Charles Mueller and the late Fred Witte, organized the Saxonburg community. He was one of the charter members of the Zion church and helped found the Saxonburg cooperative cheese factory. In 1883 he married Miss Matilda Koenig. In 1918 they retired and moved to Two Rivers. Mrs. Bruhn died in 1926. For the past year and a half Mr. Bruhn has been living at the old homestead with his son. Survivors are three sons, John of Mishicot, Fred of Waukesha, Henry of route 1, DeForest, Wis.; three daughters, Mrs. Herman Raatz, city, Mrs. Wilbert Mueller of Mishicot, Mrs. Joseph Gloe of Two Rivers; 26 grandchildren and one great- grandchild. The body may be viewed at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, November 15, 1940 P.2


MATHILDA BRUHN FUNERAL FOR LATE MRS. FRED BRUHN OCCURS THIS AFTERNOON AT THE EVANGELICAL CHURCH (By Staff Correspondent) TWO RIVERS, March 19.-Mrs. Fred Bruhn, Sr., died Sunday at the family home, 1612 Monroe street, the demise following a stroke which she had suffered. The funeral was held this afternoon with the Rev. F.J. Siewert officiating. Mrs. Bruhn was sixty-eight years old, having been born March 30, 1856 at Schwette, Germany. She came to this country in 1872 and had made her home in this city since 1918. She is survived by nine children, Mrs. Herman Raatz, Mrs. Herman Pfefferkorn, Mrs. Joseph Gloe, Mrs. Ervin Zarn, Miss Lydia Mathis and John Bruhn, all of Two Rivers. Mrs. Wilbert Mueller of Mishicot, Fred Bruhn of Milwaukee and Henry Bruhn of Marshall, Wis. Two brothers, Joseph Koenig of Manitowoc and John Koenig of Seattle, Wash., and two sisters, Mrs. Peter Kries of this city and Mrs. Bertha Weber of Cincinnati, Ohio, and sixteen grandchildren also survive. Manitowoc Herald News, Wednesday, March 19, 1924 P. 2


DUNCAN BUCHANAN Mrs. Duncan Buchanan and her son, George, and daughter, Kate, of Chicago, Henry Scheele, of Sheboygan, and Walter Sterling Smith, of Brillion, accompanied the remains of the late Duncan Buchanan to Two Rivers for burial yesterday. Manitowoc Daily Herald, April 9, 1914 P.1


JOHN BUCHANAN John Buchanan Dead- John Buchanan, who for seven years had been a patient at the county asylum as result of being a subject of epilepsy, died last night, aged 54 years. The body will be taken in charge by Mrs. Stewart, Newton, a sister, and burial will be at Two Rivers. Mr. Buchanan was unmarried. Manitowoc Daily Herald, December 12, 1913 P.5


IDA BUCHHOLZ Mrs. Rudolph Buchholz, 78, of Forestville, Wis., died last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R.A. Schultz of Charlestown, Calumet county. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the St. Martin Lutheran church, Chilton, with interment in Pioneers Rest cemetery, Two Rivers. She was born at Forestville in 1869 and in 1890 was married to Mr. Buchholz. He died in 1946. Survivors include a brother and six sisters, Mrs. Martha Saubert and Mrs. Amelia Fowles of Two Rivers are sisters. The body is at the Pfeffer funeral home in Chilton and will be moved to the church at 11 a.m. Saturday. Manitowoc Herald Times, February 28, 1948 P.2


RUDOLPH F. BUCHHOLZ Rudolph Buchholz, 80, of Two Rivers, died Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robert Schultz, at Chilton, with whom he had resided for three years. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Chilton and at 2 p.m. at the St. Johns Lutheran church, Two Rivers. Burial will be in Pioneers Rest cemetery. He was born at Oconomowoc in 1865 and later at Forestville learned the cheesemakers trade. For many years he operated the Range Line cheese factory north of Two Rivers. In 1914 he moved to Two Rivers and was employed at the Lakeside Packing company. When the plant was discontinued here Mr. Buchholz became interested in taxidermy in which he was active until sustaining injuries three years ago which forced his retirement. He married Miss Ida Bernhardt in 1890, who left Two Rivers three years ago for Chilton with her husband to reside with the daughter. Besides his wife, Mr. Buchholz leaves the daughter, Mrs. Schultz, a son, John Buchholz of Pickett, Wis., and a brother, George Buchholz in North Dakota. There are also four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Manitowoc Herald Times, February 16, 1946 P.2


ALBERT W. BUEGE Albert W. Buege, 83, of 1624 25th St., Two Rivers, regarded as one of the all- time great baseball pitchers in this area after a number of years in organized baseball, died at 10:30 p.m. Friday at Two Rivers Municipal Hospital. He had been in failing health for a number of years. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, the Rev. R.J. Wichlei officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mr. Buege was born in Germany April 23, 1875, a son of the late William and Emily Buege. When he was 21, the family immigrated to this country, settling in Milwaukee. As a youth Mr. Buege became one of Milwaukee's outstanding baseball pitchers and was signed at the turn of the century by Hamilton, Ontario, club of the Canadian-American League. He returned to Milwaukee two years later where in July of 1902 he married the former Mabel Magee of Two Rivers. Shortly after the marriage the couple moved to Two Rivers where Mr. Buege became an employe of the Hamilton Mfg. Co. and pitched for the City Baseball club, Mr. Buege's services in baseball soon became in demand in communities in the Fox River Valley, particularly Appleton and Kaukauna. His batterymate was the late Arthur Schuetze, former mayor of Manitowoc. He retired from the game about 1910. In earlier years Mr. Buege will be remembered as a drillmaster of a drill team of the Cocobola Camp. Modern Woodmen of America. His interest in baseball continued until recent years. After his active participation in the sport he kept score for the representative City teams in Two Rivers for many years. Besides his wife he leaves two daughters, Mrs. F.A. (Bernice) Spilker of Columbus, O., and Mrs. Knowles (Edith) Pittman of Glencoe, Ill., two sons, Austin of Menominee, Mich., and Albert Buege Jr. of Manitowoc, and 14 grand- children. Two sisters preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, May 24, 1958 p. M-11


MABEL BUEGE Mrs. Albert W. Buege, Sr., 87, of 1624-25th St., Two Rivers, died late Tuesday afternoon at Two Rivers Municipal Hospital where she was a patient less than a week. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Grace Congregational United Church of Christ, Two Rivers, the Rev. Vernon Hauser officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers’ Rest Cemetery. Mrs. Buege, nee Mabel Magee, was born in the Town of Two Rivers April 9, 1884, a daughter of the late John and Sophia Perrotet Magee, and was the last of the members of the Magee family of five sisters and three brothers, including the late J.F. and G.A. Magee, early Mirro Aluminum Co. executives. She was married July 28, 1902, to Albert W. Buege of Milwaukee, at Grand Haven, Mich. He was the pitcher for the Two Rivers City Baseball team in the early part of the century who died at Two Rivers March 23, 1958. Mrs. Buege was a lifelong member of Grace Church and a charter member and a past matron of Two Rivers Chapter No. 229, Order of Eastern Star. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. F. A. (Bernice) Spilker of Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Knowles (Edith) Pittman of Winnetka, Ill.; two sons, Albert Jr. of Two Rivers, and Austin Buege of Menominee, Mich., 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Friends may call at Deja and Martin Fuenral Chapels, Two Rivers, from 4 o’clock this Wednesday afternoon to 8 o’clock this Wednesday evening. Manitowoc Herald Times, August 14, 1971 P.21


ELISA BUGENHAGEN DEATH CLAIMS OLD SETTLER Mrs. Elisa Bugenhagen Dies At Two Rivers Today Mrs. Elisa Bugenhagen, 71, one of the early settlers on the south side in Two Rivers, died at the Municipal hospital in that city at 10:45 a.m. today. She had been a patient at the hospital for seven weeks. She was born in Germany, her maiden name being Hahn. She resided in Two Rivers for 50 years. Her husband, Julius, died eight years ago. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Andrew Demcak, Two Rivers, three sons, Paul at home, Walter F. of Manitowoc and Hugo of Milwaukee, one brother, Robert Hahn of Reedsville and five grandchildren. The body will be removed from the Beduhn and Goetz mortuary to the residence Thursday and the funeral will be held Friday at 1:30l from the residence, 1113 School street, and at 2 o'clock at St. John's church. Burial will be in Pioneer's Rest cemetery. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. Tuesday, May 8, 1934 P. 11 ******* [Eliza/bur. 05-11-1934]


ERNA BUGENHAGEN Erna Wilhelmine Huldina Buchenhagen (sic) birth: 11 November 1898 Two Rivers, Wis. death: 18 November 1898 Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Two Rivers, Wis. residence: 1898 Two Rivers father: Julius Buchenhagen mother: Eliza Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968 ******** (Note: This is the only Two Rivers cemetery with this surname. It appears the cem. record or this one is off)


JULIUS J. BUGENHAGEN (d. 1899) Julius Bugenhagen birth: 7 June 1884 Germany death: 2 November 1899 Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Two Rivers, Wis. residence: 1899 Two Rivers, Wis. father: Julius Bugenhagen mother: Alvina Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968 ******** (from death index: d. Nov. 02, 1899)


JULIUS BUGENHAGEN (d. 1926) Long Illness Ends In Death of Julius Bugenhagen Death came as a release from a long illness to Julius Bugenhagen at the family home, 1115 School street, Sunday morning. Funeral services will be held from the Lutheran church but the exact time cannot be announced until tomorrow. Deceased was born in Germany. Mr. Bugenhagen was seventy-two at his last birthday which occurred Saturday. He came to this country in 1884 and settled on a farm but moved to Two Rivers five years later after losing a hand in an accident. He was married thirty-six years ago and is survived by his widow, seven children and twelve grandchildren. The children are Mrs. Louis Ploeckelman of Milwaukee, Mrs. William Lemke of Bowler, Mrs. Andrew Demack of this city, August and Hugo of Milwaukee, Walter of Manitowoc and Paul of this city. Manitowoc Herald News, July 26, 1926 P. 5


PAUL F. BUGENHAGEN Funeral services for Paul F. (Pautz) Bugenhagen, 80, of 1113 School St., Two Rivers, retired former superintendent of Plant No. 1 of Mirro Aluminum Co., who died at the home Saturday, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Two Rivers, the Rev. Edward Stelter officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers’ Rest Cemetery. Mr. Bugenhagen, who served with the U.S. Army in World War I, was born at Two Rivers, Oct. 6, 1890, a son of the late John and Elisa Hahn Pautz. Upon the death of Mr. Pautz, the mother was later married to a Mr. Bugenhagen. Receiving his elementary education at St. John Parochial School, Mr. Bugenhagen took employment at the old Aluminum Mfg. Co. in 1908, which later became the Aluminum Goods Mfg. Co., and then the Mirro firm. He retired more than 10 years ago after serving as superintendent of Plant No. 1 for a number of years. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Andrew (Emma) Demcak of St. Paul, Minn.; two brothers, Walter F. of Manitowoc, and Hugo Bugenhagen of Maryland, and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. Wednesday until 10:30 a.m. Thursday when the casket will be taken where the body will lie in state until the time of services. Manitowoc Herald Times, November 4, 1970 P.11


REINHOLD BUGENHAGEN (From the correspondent in Two Rivers, 28 Mar.) A small child of Julius Bugenhagen was buried today from the Lutheran Church. Der Nord Westen, April 7, 1898 ******* Rhinhold Buchenhagen (sic) birth: 1 October 1896 Two Rivers death: 26 March 1898 Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Two Rivers residence: 1898 Two Rivers father: Julius Buchenhagen mother: Eliza Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


WILLIAM BUGENHAGEN (From correspondent Two Rivers, 08 Jan) A 23 year old son of A. Bugenhagen died Friday of consumption. The funeral will be held today from the Lutheran Church. Der Nord Westen, 11 Jan. 1906 ******* William Bugenhagen birth: 8 September 1885 Wisconsin death: 5 January 1906 Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin residence: 1906 Two Rivers father: Julius Bugenhagen Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968 ******* (from death index: d. Jan. 05, 1906)


ANNA (RITTIRSCH) BUGLER (the following sent in by family researcher/see contributors page) The Two Rivers Reporter,Two Rivers, WI October 5, 1917 The funeral of Mrs. John Bugler took place Sunday afternoon from Grace Congregational Church where services were conducted by the pastor, Rev. A.D. Grey. Mrs. Bugler passed away in Fond du Lac last week Thursday at the home of her daughter Mrs. Mary Reuther. Death was due to old age. The remains were brought here Saturday and rested at the home of her son, Anton, of the town of Two Rivers. Deceased was born in Germany in 1840. In 1874, she came to America and settled in the town of Two Rivers where she resided until the death of her husband, four years ago. Since then, she has made her home with her children, and for the past year and a half, with her daughter in Fond du Lac. She is survived by the following sons and daughters: Mrs. Anna Gunkel of Escanaba, Mich., Joseph Bugler and Mrs. Emma Fandry of Alberta, Canada, and Mrs. Theresa Wyman, Mrs. Bertha Bates and Mrs. Julia Kohn of Chicago, Mrs. Mary Reuther of Fond du Lac and Charles, Anton and John of the town of Two Rivers NOTE: The name REUTHER is misspelled and should be REUTER. NOTE: The gravestone in Pioneers Rest Cemetery bears only the inscription of Johann Bugler and not his wife Anna. The cemetery records indicated the burial date for Anna but not her maiden name or date of death. The cemetery records were updated in 1990 based upon information on file with the County Clerk, Fond du Lac County, WI.


JOHANN BUGLER (the following was sent in by a family researcher/see contributors page) The Reporter, May 13, 1913 Two Rivers, WI Mr. John Bugler of the town of Two Rivers died Friday of apoplexy. Mr. Bugler was born in Austria and came to Manitowoc County, in 1870. He settled on his farm soon after. By hard work and frugality he cleared away the woods which covered it entirely and transferred it into a fertile and well kept range. Mr. Bugler was for 15 years assessor of the town of Two Rivers. He was a sober and industrious farmer of that class where energy and ambition have made the great west what it is now. He leaves a wife, four boys and six girls. His funeral occurred on Sunday afternoon and was under the auspices of the Odd Fellows Lodge from Grace Congregational Church. Rev. J.S. Morris preached the funeral sermon.


JOHN BUGLER (the following was sent in by a family researcher/see contributors page) The Two Rivers Reporter,Two Rivers, WI., May 15, 1952 John Bugler, 76, of route 1, Two Rivers, lifelong resident of the town and a town and school district officer for many years, died Thursday morning at the Two Rivers Municipal Hospital. He had been in failing health in recent years. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Klein and Stangel, Inc. funeral home, Two Rivers. The Rev. Frederick Zarling will officiate and burial will be in Pioneers' Rest cemetery, Two Rivers. Mr. Bugler was born in the town of Two Rivers in 1875, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Bugler Sr. In 1898, he married Miss Mary Mandel and they located on the homestead farm. Mrs. Bugler died in 1940. For 40 years Mr. Bugler was treasurer of the Rangeline School District. He also served 12 years as a town supervisor and 10 years as town assessor. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Ida Kostka of the town of Two Rivers; son, Lester on the home farm; two sisters, Mrs, Julia Kohn of Chicago Heights, Ill., and Mrs. Bertha Bates of Cicero, Ill.; brother, Joseph of Calgary, Can. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday until hour of services.


MARY (MANDEL) BUGLER (the following sent in by family researcher/see contributors page) The Two Rivers Reporter May 9, 1940 DEATH TAKES MRS. BUGLER, LONG AILING Mrs. John Bugler, 63, Dies at Sister's Home Here; Funeral Monday Mrs. John Bugler, 63, lifelong town of Two Rivers resident died shortly after 2 p.m. today at the home of her sister, Mrs. Adam Lauber, 2213 Washington street. She had been in ill health for the past eight months and during that time made her home with her sister in this city. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon, at 1:30 o'clock from the Klein & Stangel, Inc., funeral home and at 2 o'clock from the St. John's Lutheran church. The Rev. W.G. Haase will officiate and internment will be in Pioneers' Rest cemetery. Mrs. Bugler, nee Mary Mandel, was born in the town of Two Rivers on Nov. 28, 1876, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mandel. She and John Bugler were married here in 1898. Survivors are the widower; one son, Lester, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Dan Koska, city; three sisters, Mrs. Albert Bernhardt and Mrs. Adam Lauber of this city, and Mrs. Charles Schuman of Fort Atkinson, Wis; six brothers, August and Albert Mandel of Dodge, Nebraska, Ernst of Colby, Wis., Fred of Carlock, South Dakota, Julius, Two Rivers route 1, and Edwin of this city. The body was taken to the Klein and Stangel Inc. funeral home and may be viewed there from Saturday evening to the time of the services Monday.


GILBERT BUGLER (the following was sent by family researcher see contributors page) The Reporter and Chronicle,Two Rivers, Wis. January 21, 1933 Gilbert Bugler, 33, Dies At Farm Home After suffering from an attack of pleurisy which followed a heart affliction, Gilbert Bugler, 33, well known resident of the town of Two Rivers died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Bugler at five o'clock this morning. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 1:30 from the home and at two o'clock from St. John's Lutheran church with the Rev. W.G. Haase officiating. Internment will be at Pioneers' Rest Cemetery. Mr. Bugler was born in the town of Two Rivers, January 1, 1900 and spent all but eight years of his life on the farm, assisting his parents in its operation. Besides his parents he leaves a sister, Miss Ada Bugler at home, and a brother, Lester Bugler, also at home.


LOUIS BUHSE Two Rivers News: LOUIS BUHSE PASSES AWAY Resident of City 75 Years; Was Born In Pewaukee TWO RIVERS, (Special)-Death at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon claimed Louis Buhse, 79, a member of one of the city's pioneer families, and a resident here for 75 years, at the Buhse home at 2005 Adams street. He had been ill only three weeks. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the C.J. Jansky chapel, the Rev. Thomas A. Hawkes, pastor of Grace Congregational church, officiating. Interment will be in the family plot in Pioneers' Rest cemetery. Mr. Buhse, who never married, was born in Pewaukee, Wis., on November 6, 1855, was a son of the late John and Maray Clausen Buhse, both natives of Hamburg, Germany, who immigrated to this country nearly a century ago. Mr. Buhse leaves a sister, Miss Louise Buhse, at home, the sole survivor of the pioneer family. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, November 14, 1936 p.11


LOUISE BUHSE Miss Louise Buhse, 98, member of a pioneer Two Rivers family, died this morning at the home, 2008 Adams street, Two Rivers. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Beduhn funeral home, Two Rivers, with burial in Pioneers Rest cemetery. She was born in Milwaukee in 1850 and when a girl accompanied her parents to Two Rivers. Following the death of her parents Miss Buhse lived with a brother, Louis, until his death a number of years ago. Survivors are three nephews, Dr. Gustave Eggers of Sturgeon Bay and John Eggers and Dr. Ed Eggers of St. Louis; two nieces, Mrs. Frank Weiss of Decatur, Ill., and Mrs. Frank Siebel of New Albany, Ind. The body may be viewed at the funeral home Sunday. Manitowoc Herald Times, March 12, 1949 p.2 ******* [bur. 3-14-1949/age 98 yrs.]


MARIA BUHSE From Der Nord Westen, 26 Jan. 1905: Death Sun. in the city of Two Rivers of 85-yr. old Marie Buhse of old age debility. Mrs. Buhse was born Marie Clasen on 01 Nov. 1820 in Germany. On 23 July 1837 she married John Buhse with whom she came to America in 1849. The family came to Two Rivers in 1857 where they settled permanently. Her husband died in 1868. She leaves 3 sons and 3 daughters. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon.


GLADYS GUELSTORF BUKOWSKI Mrs. Robert Bukowski, 73, of 770 E. Albert Dr., Manitowoc, died early Friday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Klein and Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers. The Rev. Robert Rhyner will officiate with burial in Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mrs. Bukowski, nee Gladys Elliott, was born Nov. 29, 1903, at Escanaba, Mich., daughter of the late Clarence and Anna Williams Elliott. She was married to Harry Guehlsdorf(sic) July 25, 1925, in Menominee, Mich. He preceded her in death in 1958. She was married to Robert Bukowski April 1, 1972, in Manitowoc. Survivors include her husband, a step-son, Robert Bukowski of New Bern, N.C.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Karen Gonzales of Providence, R.I.; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Darlene Guehlsdorf of Two Rivers; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Klein of Manitowoc and Mrs. George (Gay) Cox, of Minnetonka, Minn., three grandchildren, Amy, Gina and Mark Guehlsdorf and six step-grandchildren. A son, Cortland and four sisters preceded her in death. Friends may call in the funeral home after 4 p.m. Sunday. Herald Times Reporter, July 8, 1977 p.3


HENRY BULHAUPT Was Weary of Life. The body of Henry Bulthaupt, a well known character of Two Rivers, was found floating in the river at that place yesterday afternoon. Bulthaupt had been missing since Thursday of last week and relatives had been conducting a futile search every day since that time. The body bore no marks of violence and the coroner's jury rendered a verdict that the deceased took his own life. No cause can be assigned for the rash act, as his affairs were in as good shape as usual and no other plausible provocation has as yet come to light. The deceased was quite well known in this city, and had served a term in Waupun prison for a murderous assault made upon George Huwatcheck a number of years ago. A wife and several children survive him. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Thursday, October 27, 1898 P.1 ******* Henry Bulltop (sic) birth: 1856 Manitowoc, Wis. death: 1898 Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Two Rivers, Wis. residence: 1898 Two Rivers, Wis. Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


LOUISE PAWLITZKE BULLARD Mrs. Louise Bullard, 82, of Chicago, died Sunday morning at a Chicago nursing home following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be 2 pm Wednesday at Deja and Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers. The Rev. T.F. Stern will officiate and burial will be in Pioneers Rest Cemetery. Mrs. Bullard, nee Louise Pawlitzke was born January 14, 1894 at Two Rivers, daughter of the late William and Amelia Ribitzke Pawlitzke. She attended St. John Parochial School. Prior to leaving Two Rivers 64 years ago, she was employed at the old Hammel Meat Market. She was married to Frank Bullard at Minneapolis. He preceded her in death many years ago. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Clifford Savage of Alburquerque, N.M.; a son, Claude of Minneapolis; a brother, Ben Pawlitzke of Two Rivers; two sisters, Mrs. Molly Neilsen of Two Rivers and Mrs. Adah Peters of Chicago; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral chapels from 7 to 9 pm Thursday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, Nov. 28, 1966 page T1 ********* [bur. 11-30-1966/age 82 yrs.] (14 Jan 1884/Nov 1966/SSDI)


BERTHA MUELLER BUNKE FOURTH NATIVE WHITE CHILD IS DEAD AT AGE 83 Mrs. Bunke’s Funeral Will Be Held Saturday At The Lutheran Church Mrs. Bertha Mueller Bunke is dead. Two Rivers’ fourth native born white child, and a member of one of the most prominent families in the early history of the city, died in her eighty-fourth year at her home on North Jefferson street at 11:15 o’clock Wednesday night. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:45 o’clock from the Wiebusch & Klein chapel and at two o’clock from St. John’s Lutheran church of which she was a devout member for many years. The Rev. W. G. Haase will officiate. Interment will be at Pioneers’ Rest cemetery. The body will remain in the funeral home. Mrs. Bunke, nee Bertha Mueller, was born in Two Rivers at the foot of 16th street, opposite the old Niquette ___, on November 13, 1849. She was a daughter of the late Edward and Johanna Mueller who immigrated to this country from Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany, in 1849. Her father, a chemist in his native Chemnitz, founded the first brewery in Two Rivers soon after his arrival here, which later was operated by his sons, Richard E. and Edward, brothers of Mrs. Bunke, and still later passed down to the Richard E.’s sons, Charles E. and Edwin R. Mueller. The plant passed from the Mueller family early in 1915, after more than 65 years of operation and prominence. Mrs. Bunke’s father, who saw a brewing plant expand to one of the largest and best known along the west shore, also took an active interest in civic affairs, holding the town chairmanship in 1860 and in 1867. Husband Dead The well known late resident was married to Fred Bunke, also a native of the southside of the city in 1889, and he preceded her in death thirty years ago. Survivors are three nieces and three nephews. They are two sons and a daughter of the late R.E. Mueller, Charles E. and Edwin R.Mueller, both of this city, and Mrs. W. S. Bremer of Milwaukee, and two daughters, and a son of the late Edward Mueller, Mrs. John Denhof of Detroit and Mrs. William Kettering of Lamont, Ill., and Lewis F. Mueller of Chicago. She was also a niece of the late Frederick Borcherdt, editor of the old Manitowoc Pilot, who died while serving as United States counsel to Italy during President Grant’s Administration. Manitowoc Herald Times, February 23, 1933 P.9


EDWARD W. BUNKE SR Edward Bunke Sr., 80, of 2421-12th St., Two Rivers, died Wednesday morning at Two Rivers Municipal Hospital. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Two Rivers, the Rev. Edward Stelter officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery. Mr. Bunke was born at Two Rivers June 24, 1890, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Bunke. He married the former Elsie Sonntag at Two Rivers Nov. 18, 1916. She died in 1955. He was a longtime employe of Mirro Aluminum Co., retiring in 1955. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Daniel (Dorothy) Petrashek of Two Rivers; two sons, Edward Jr. and Herbert of Two Rivers; a sister, Mrs. Clara Johannes of Howards Grove, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Friends may call at Klein & Stangel, Inc. Funeral Home, Two Rivers, after 4 p.m. Thursday until 8:30 a.m. Friday, when the casket will be taken to the church where the body will lie in state after 9 a.m. until the time of services. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. April 7, 1971 ******** (Edward Bunke Sr/24 Jun 1890/Apr 1971/SSDI)


ELSIE BUNKE Mrs. Edward Bunke Sr., 62, of 1924 Roosevelt Ave., Two Rivers, died early Monday at the Two Rivers Municipal Hospital, where she had been a patient five weeks. She had been in failing health for nearly a year. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m Wednesday at the Klein & Stangel Inc. Funeral Home, Two Rivers, the Rev. W. G. Haase officiating. Interment will be in Pioneers’ Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mrs. Bunke, nee Elsie Sonntag, was born in Two Rivers on July 11, 1893, a daughter of the late William and Emma Kubel Sonntag. She was married to Edward Bunke in Two Rivers on Nov. 18, 1916. Besides her husband she leaves a daughter, Mrs. Dan Petrashek of Two Rives; two sons, Edward Jr., and Herbert Bunke of Two Rivers; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Strong and Mrs. Fred Carpenter of Two Rivers; two brothers, Eldon and Leo Sonntag of Two Rivers, and four grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, August 8, 1955 p.13 ********* [Elsie Ida Bunke]


FREDERICK BUNKE (From the correspondent in Two Rivers, 16 Feb.) Fritz Bunki, a south side resident, has the worst form of smallpox. Dr. Aby is treating him and expresses hope for his recovery. (Editor’s note – the ill man has since died.) Der Nord Westen, 19 Feb. 1903


HERMAN BUNKE Herman Bunke, of Two Rivers, died suddenly from apoplexy. He was 62 years of age and for years resided at Reedsville. The funeral was held at Two Rivers. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Thursday, March 23, 1916 P.3 ********* The funeral of Herman Bunke took place Sunday afternoon from the home of his niece, Mrs. August Johannes where he died on Thursday. Death was due to apoplexy. Deceased was born in the 23rd of July 1854. He was unmarried. Having come to America from Germany he at first lived at Two Rivers. Later on he made Reedsville his home. For the last few years he had his home with Mr. and Mrs. August Johannes of the South Side. Mr. Bunke is survived by one brother William of this city. Two Rivers Reporter, Friday, March 24, 1916:


MARGARET BUNKE EARLY DAY PIONEER OF THE CITY PASSES AWAY After a heart stroke, Mrs. William Bunke, 73, one of the first native born white children in Two Rivers passed away at the home on Roosevelt Ave. this morning. She suffered a stroke seven weeks ago and has failed since then. The maiden name of the deceased was Margaret N. Mohr and she was born in Two Rivers in 1858. She was married in 1881 to Wm. Bunke who died nine years ago. She has been residing since then with her son, Edward. Mrs. Bunke is survived by two daughters, Mrs. August Griep, this city, Mrs. August Johannes, Howards Grove, and a son, Edward of this city. She is also survived by three brothers, Jacob, of Menasha, George and Nick Mohr, of Sheboygan. There are also 16 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Burial will take place Saturday afternoon at 1:30 from the home and at two from the St. John’s Lutheran church. Manitowoc Herald News, December 2, 1931 P.13


WILLIAM BUNKE WIDOW OF GOOD EMPLOYE PAID A $1500 POLICY Payment has just been made to Mrs. William Bunke of Two Rivers, widow of William Bunke for years an employee of the Aluminum Goods Co., in that city of $1500 insurance presented by a policy which the company carried on her husband under the group insurance plan. Mr. Bunke had been an employee of the No. 1 plant of the Goods Company at Two Rivers since May, 1896. He died on Sept. 28 at the age of 66. Manitowoc Herald News, Wed., Oct. 18, 1922 page 1


CARL BUNZOW Death on Friday of Carl Buenzow(sic) of Two Rivers in St. Mary's Hospital here where he has been a patient for a long while. He leaves a son and 2 daughters. The funeral was held Monday in Two Rivers. Der Nord Westen, 08 Nov. 1906 ******* Carl Bunzay (sic) birth: 11 August 1819 Germany death: 2 November 1906 Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Two Rivers, Wis. father: Christian Bunzay spouse: Fredericka Lehmann Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968 ********* First publication June 28, 1894. STATE OF WISCONSIN-CIRCUIT COURT FOR MANITOWOC COUNTY. Carl Buenzow and Fredericka Buenzow(sic) his wife plaintiffs, vs. Minnie Engel and Minnie Engel as administratrix of the estate of Chas. Engel deceased and Valentine Engel and Clara Engel, infants and surviving heirs of Chas. Engel deceased and Robert Engel and Ella Tomascheski (sic) formerly Ella Engel, daughter of Chas. Engel deceased, defendants. Notice is hereby given that by virtue of and pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and order of sale made and entered in the above entitled actions on the 26th day of June A.D., 1893 the undersigned as sheriff of the county of Manitowoc, will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, for cash at the sheriff's office in the court house in the city and county of Manitowoc, Wisconsin on the eleventh day of August A.D, 1894 at 10 o'clock in the forenoon of that day, to pay the amount adjudged to the plaintiffs for principal, interest, taxes, and costs, the premises described in said judgment as follows to-wit: The north one half of the south west quarter of the south west quarter, less one and one half acres in the south west corner thereof (for decription see deed) and the north west quarter of the south west quarter, all in section number eighteen (18) township number twenty-one (21), north of range number twenty-four (24) east, in Manitowoc county and state of Wisconsin in all fifty-eight (58 1/2) and one-half acres of land more or less according to government survey. Dated Manitowoc Wis., June 28, A.D., 1894. William Stephani, Sheriff of Manitowoc County. Isaac Craite, Plaintiffs' Atty. Manitowoc Pilot, Thursday, July 5, 1894 P. 4


FREDERICKE BUNZOW Death in Town Two Rivers on Tuesday of Mrs. John Buenzow(sic) from old age debility. She reached the age of 89 and had lived in Town Two Rivers for over 50 years. She is survived by her elderly husband. Der Nord Westen, 05 Apr. 1906 ******** Frederecka Zeman Benzow Wisconsin, Death Records Name Frederecka Zeman Benzow Event Type Death Event Date 1906 Event Place Two Rivers, Manitowoc, Wisconsin Residence Place Two Rivers, Gender Female Age 89 Marital Status Married Race W Occupation Housewife Birth Date 14 Jan 1817 Birth Year (Estimated) 1817 Birthplace Germany Cemetery Public Cem. Father's Name Carl Zeman Father's Birthplace Germany Mother's Name Zeman Mother's Birthplace Germany Spouse's Name Carl Benzow ********* Fredericka Zeman Benzow Wisconsin Deaths and Burials Name Fredericka Zeman Benzow Gender Female Death Date 01 Apr 1906 Death Place Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin Age 89 Birth Date 14 Jan 1817 Birthplace Germany Occupation Housewife Race White Marital Status Married Spouse's Name Carl Bunzow Father's Name Carl Zeman Father's Birthplace Germany Mother's Birthplace Germany


JOHN J. BUNZOW ONE OF LAST OF CIVIL WAR VETS DIES SUNDAY John J. Buenzow(sic), aged 87 years, one of the three remaining civil war veterans in Two Rivers passed away at the hospital at Manitowoc Sunday evening following a long illness. He served for four years in the Union army in the civil war and was a prisoner at Andersonville prison for eighteen months. The deceased resided in this county for 71 years, having been born in Germany in 1841 and coming to this county when a young man, with his parents in 1856. They landed at Two Rivers, then moved to Neshoto where he found employment in a sawmill. When the war broke out he went to Manitowoc and enlisted in Company A, Sixteenth U.S. infantry. At the battle of Chickamauga Mr. Buenzow was wounded in the arm and taken a prisoner. He was at Andersonville, Blackshere, Savannah, Thomasville and Millen prisons. Mr. Buenzow was a party in a plan to escape from Andersonville, by tunneling under the walls of the rebel prison, but a traitor betrayed the move. He was exchanged in 1865 and returned to this county purchasing a farm at Neshoto. Two sons, Henry and John of the town of Two Rivers, two daughters, Barbara in the town of Two Rivers and Ella in the town of Manitowoc, and one sister, Mrs. Henry Willert survive. His wife preceded him in death twelve years ago. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. Manitowoc Herald News, Monday, June 11, 1928 P. 9 ******** Funeral services of John J. Buenzow, Civil War veteran will be held Wednesday afternoon from the St. John’s Lutheran church, with interment at Pioneer’s Rest. The Burns Post of the Legion will be in charge. Manitowoc Herald News, Tuesday, June 12, 1928 Page 11


FRED BURKE Fred Burke (Manitowoc 7-141) Husband of Bertha Burke Jan. 29, 1853-Feb. 17, 1903 Son of Godby Burke and Henrietta (both born Germany) Born in Germany –carpenter Died from “mertal shock from Cuban itch, so called small pox, 2 weeks –acute insanity for nine days proceeding death –Cuban itch of moderate severity” Buried at public cemetery in Two Rivers


AMELIA BURMEISTER Mrs. Amelia Burmeister, 82, a resident of the town of Two Rivers for many years, died at the Manitowoc County Hospital early Monday, where she had been a patient for several years. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday 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. Interment will be in Pioneers’ Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mrs. Burmeister, nee Amelia Schmidt, was born in the town of Two Rivers in 1870, a daughter of the late Edward and Minnie Koch Schmidt. She was married to Henry Burmeister about 58 years ago who preceded her in death 16 years ago. Surviving are four sons, Allwood and Carl Burmeister of Two Rivers, Edgar of Oshkosh and Harry Burmeister of Chicago; two brothers, Theodore and Christ Schmidt of Two Rivers, and eight grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 p.m. Tuesday until the time of services. Manitowoc Herald Times, March 2, 1953 P.5


BERTHA BURMEISTER Mrs. Fred Burmeister, 64, nee Bertha Schramm, of Two Rivers, died Wednesday afternoon at the Municipal hospital in that city. Death was due to a heart ailment. Funeral sevices will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Emanuel Evangelical church with interment in Pioneer's Rest cemetery. She was born in the town of Two Rivers in 1880 and in 1901 was married to Mr. Burmeister. They made their home at 2229 14th street, Two Rivers. She was a member of the Evangelical church, the Ladies guild and Martha Circle. Surviving are the husband, who for many years has been employed by the Nelson Lumber company but who at the moment is ill, an only daughter, Miss Merna, at home and six sisters, Mrs. William Hintz, Mrs. Herman Stegeman, Mrs. Otto Habermann, Mrs. Emil Rohde, Mrs. Richard Rohde, all of Two Rivers and Mrs. Erwin Baerwald, Stevens Point. The body may be viewed at the Klein and Stangel, Inc., funeral home until 10 a.m. Saturday when it will be moved to the church. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, November 30, 1944 P.2


CARL BURMEISTER (d. 1968) Carl Burmeister, 69, of 2025-14th St., Two Rivers, retired longtime foreman at Eggers Plywood Co., Two Rivers, died unexpectedly of a heart attack Saturday afternoon while visiting at the farm home of a relative on Rt. 1, Mishicot. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Klein and Stangel, Inc. Funeral Home, Two Rivers, and at 2 p.m. at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Rev. Edward Stelter officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers Rest Cemetery. Mr. Burmeister was born Nov. 20, 1898, in the Town of Two Rivers, a son of the late Henry and Amelia Schmidt Burmeister. He married the former Mathilda Schmidt Sept. 26, 1928, at St. John Church. He had been an employe of the Eggers firm for 38 years and retired four years ago as a plant foreman. Besides his wife, he leaves a son (private); two brothers, Edgar of Oshkosh and Harry of Chicago, Ill., and a grandson. Friends may call at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, September 23, 1968 P. 10 ********* (20 Oct 1898/Sep 1968/SSDI)


ERNSTENA BURMEISTER Mrs. C. Burmeister in Town Two Rivers suffered a stroke Wed. last week and lies gravely ill. She is 58. Der Nord Westen, 04 Feb. 1904 ******** (From the correspondent in Two Rivers, 08 Feb.) Mrs. C. Burmeister, resident on Town Line Road died this week. Der Nord Westen, 11 Feb. 1904 ******** Ernstena Raatz Burmeister birth: 28 September 1845 Germany death: 2 February 1904 Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin residence: 1904 Two Rivers father: John Raatz spouse: Carl Burmeister Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


FRED BURMEISTER A double funeral will be held Monday afternoon at Two Rivers for Mr. and Mrs. Fred Burmeister. Mr. Burmeister, aged 77, died early today at the family home, 2229 14th street, Two Rivers, less than three days after the death of his wife, Bertha, late Wednesday. Services for Mrs. Burmeister were to have been held this afternoon. The double rites will take place at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon at the Emanuel Evangelical church with interment in Pioneers Rest cemetery. Mr. Burmeister was born in the town of Two Rivers and married Bertha Schramm 43 years ago. Survivors are a daughter, Irma, living at home, seven nieces and four nephews. Mr. Burmeister was president of the board of trustees of the Emanuel congregation, and for years was employed at the Nelson Lumber company. Bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Burmeister may be viewed at the Klein and Stangel, Inc. funeral home in Two Rivers. Manitowoc Herald Times, December 2, 1944 P.2


HENRY BURMEISTER H. BURMEISTER PASSES SUNDAY Resided Here Since 1920; Funeral To Be Wednesday Henry Burmeister, 69, a resident of the city since 1920, died Sunday. He has been in failing health for several months. He resided at 1408 South Ninth Street. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Wattawa, Urbanek and Schlei funeral home. Interment will be at the Pioneers Rest cemetery, Two Rivers. The deceased was born in the town of Two Rivers in 1868 and spent most of his life there. In 1920 he came to this city and was employed at the Seating company plant for a number of years. He was married in 1925 to Lydia Schroeder, Two Rivers. Four Sons Survive Survivors are the widow; four sons by a previous marriage, Albert and Carl, Two Rivers, Edgar and Harry, Oshkosh; a brother, Fred, Two Rivers; a sister, Mrs. Halstein Rudie, Gillett, Wis.; and two grandchildren. The body may be viewed at the funeral home until the hour of the services. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. Monday, February 24, 1936 P. 7


LYDIA M. BURMEISTER Mrs. Lydia Burmeister, 74, of Rt. 2, Manitowoc, died unexpectedly at her home Sunday morning. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Deja and Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, the Rev. Kenneth Fisk, pastor of Community Bible Church, Manitowoc, officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mrs. Burmeister, nee Lydia Schroeder, was born at Two Rivers July 28, 1895, a daughter of the late John and Bertha Fanslau Schroeder. She attended St. John parochial school at Two Rivers. She was married in 1927 to Henry Burmeister. He preceded her in death in 1936. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Oscar Franz of Rt. 2, Manitowoc, two nieces and a nephew. Friends may call at the funeral chapels after 3 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, April 6, 1970 ******** (20 July 1895/Apr. 1970/SSDI)


MATILDA BURMEISTER Mrs. Mathilda Burmeister(sic), 89, formerly of 2025-14th St., Two Rivers, died Sunday morning, November 9, at Two Rivers Community Hospital. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. John Lutheran Church, Two Rivers. The Rev. Edward Stelter will officiate and burial will be in Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mrs. Burmeister, nee Mathilda Schmidt, was born Oct. 22, 1891, in the Town of Two Rivers, daughter of the late Henry P. and Louisa Abrath Schmidt. She was married to Carl Burmeister Sept. 26, 1928, at St. John Lutheran Church. He preceded her in death Sept. 21, 1968. Survivors include a son, Orrin Burmeister of Sommers Point, N.J.; two sisters, Mrs. Clara Cess and Miss Henrietta Schmidt of Manitowoc ???? ?? grandchildren. Two brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. Friends may call at Klein and Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, after 4 p.m. Tuesday and at the church from noon Wednesday until the time of service. Herald Times Reporter, November 10, 1980 P.3 ******* (22 Oct 1891/Nov 1980/SSDI)


MERNA L. BURMEISTER Merna L. Burmeister, 83, a resident of North Ridge Care Center, Manitowoc, died Wednesday morning, August 2, 1989 at Two Rivers Community Hospital. Funeral services will be 2 pm Friday at Klein and Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers. Rev. Frederik Schulz will officiate with burial at Pioneer Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. Merna was born September 17, 1905 in the Town of Two Rivers, daughter of the late Fred and Bertha Schramm Burmeister. She was educated in Two Rivers School System and Manitowoc Business College. She was employed at Mirro Corporation, Behringer Oil and Fuel Company of Two Rivers and Northern Produce of Manitowoc until her retirement 18 years ago. She was a lifelong member of Emanuel United Methodist Church, Two Rivers. Survivors include several cousins including Alice Rohde of Two Rivers, Jeanette Krueger of Reedsville and many friends. Friends may call at Klein and Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, 1 pm Friday and until the hour of service at 2 pm. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thurs., Aug. 3, 1989 page B7


SOPHIA BURMEISTER: (From the correspondent in Two Rivers, 29 June) Death of the mother of Carl Burmeister at the age of 86 yrs. 11 mos. Burial was last Sun. in the Lutheran Church Cemetery. Carl Burmeister, a longtime local resident, lives on Town Line Road and is a well respected farmer. Der Nord Westen, 02 July 1891 (Note: This would be Sophia Burmeister per 1880 census. She would be in Pioneers Rest because the only other cemeter in Two Rivers at this time was Calvary and that was the Catholic cemetery. Her husband was alive in 1870, they both lived with Carl and Ernstina. His name was Charles.) ******* 1880 Two Rivers city census: Carl Burmeister age 21 butcher single ********* 1880 Two Rivers twp. census: Carl Burmeister age 35 occ. farmer; wife Erastina 35; Henry 12; Willamina 9; Bertha 6; Fred 2; mother Sophia 74


CAROLINE A. BURT FUNERAL OF OLD RESIDENT AT TWO RIVERS Funeral services were held at Grace Congregational church at Two Rivers this afternoon for Mrs. Caroline Burt, widow of the late Milo Burt and a life long resident of Manitowoc county. Mrs. Burt who had been making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Walter Clark of Two Rivers, passed away suddenly last Friday. Mrs. Burt who was 73 years of age, was born in the town of Gibson. Her maiden name was Caroline Peck and her husband, Milo Burt, passed away thirty years ago. Five sons, Herbert and Corey of Marshfield, Frank of Gibson, Edwin of Seattle and Jesse of Niles, Mich., and a daughter, Walter Clark of Two Rivers, are left to mourn her death. Mrs. Jay Hall of this city is a niece. Manitowoc Herald News, June 18, 1923 P. 1 ******** [Caroline Alice Burt]


LEO BURTARD In Funeral notice: BURTARD, Leo-Died at Municipal hospital at Two Rivers Dec. 3. Body taken to Specht undertaking parlors at Mishicot. Funeral from home Dec. 5 at 9 a.m. with services at Holy Cross Catholic church at Mishicot, Rev. Gonnering officiating. Burial at Two Rivers. Mr. Burtard was born at Newton 67 years ago. He is survived by widow, one daughter and 3 grandchildren. Manitowoc Evening Times, Friday, December 4, 1931 P.3


VINA BURTON Mrs. Vina Burton, 80, of 330 W. Diversey Pkwy., Chicago, a native of Two Rivers, died early Friday morning at Oak Park, Ill., Hospital where she had been a patient less than a week. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, the Rev. T.F. Stern officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery. Mrs. Burton, nee Vina Schwake, was born in 1879, daughter of the late Christ and Alvina Frenz Schwake. She was married at Two Rivers in 1906 to John Burton. Fifty-four years ago the couple moved to Chicago. Her husband preceded her in death a number of years ago. She was a member of the Mission Society of a Lutheran church at Chicago. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Hugh Driscoll of Chicago; two sons, Leslie and John of Chicago; a sister, Mrs. J. Fred LeMere of Two Rivers, and two grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral chapel after 2 p.m. Sunday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. April 23, 1960 P. 3