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ABBET, EDWARD Edward Abbet, 64, formerly of Two Rivers, died Wednesday, January 5, at a Veterans Hospital, Des Plaines, Ill. Funeral services were held Friday, January 7, at Des Plaines, Ill. Edward Abbet was born Nov. 4, 1918, in the Town of Two creeks son of the late Edward and Mary Mathiesen Abbet. He was educated in the rural schools of Two Creeks and Twin Elder. He later moved to Two Rivers with his parents. Mr. Abbet was a Veteran of World War II, being wounded in the Philippine islands. After service he located at Des Plaines, Ill., where he married Lizette Headland of Des Plaines. (Survivors omitted for privacy). He was preceded in death by his parents and a twin brother Earl. Herald Times Reporter, Sun., 9 Jan. 1983, page 3, col. 1


ABBOTT, NEWMAN C. From the Manitowoc Herald, 23 Jan 1862: Newman C. Abbott, son of E.L. Abbott died in Missouri.


ABRAHAMS, JOSEPHINE From Der Nord Westen, 05 Feb. 1885: (From Kiel 04 Feb.) Death a few days ago of 21-year old Mrs. Josephine Abrahams. She is the daughter of Mr. Theodor Goerres, former resident of Kiel, now living in Wausau.


ABRAHAMS, MRS. WIBKE Mrs. Wibke Abrahams passed away at ther home in Milwaukee on Sunday morning, aged nearly 80 years. Death was due to the infirmities of old age. The deceased, nee Harder, was born in Holstein, Germany, April 20, 1845, and came to America as a child with her parents, who settled in New Holstein. She was married in 1866 to J. H. Abrahams, and the couple settled on a farm in the town of Schleswig, Manitowoc county, now the property of Herman Timreck. Later they moved to Ada, Sheboygan county, on the place now owned by W. C. Hinze. After a few years' residence there the family located in Sheboygan, where Mr. Abrahams conducted among other places the hotel known later as the Wisconsin House, which was located on the present Bedenstein site, and the Hotel Abrahams, opposite the Fountain Park, where the Hotel Foeste now stands. He was a civil war veteran, and a prominent member of the G. A. R. Post in Sheboygan. He died in 1892, and about fiteen years ago Mrs. Abrahams disposed of her property in Sheboygan and moved to Milwaukee to live with her children. She is survived by three sons, Charles, Louis and Henry of Milwaukee, and three daughters, Mrs. A. Gehring of Milwaukee, Mrs. A. A. Paulsen and Mrs. H. A. Kuenne of Kiel; one brother, Henry Harder, and one sister, Mrs. Claus Sievers, both of New Holstein, and six grandchildren. The remains were brought to Sheboygan on Wednesday, and interred in the family lot in Wildwood cemetery, at noon. The relatives of Kiel and New Holstein and a number of friends attended the obsequies. 1925


ADAM, JOHN Kiel Resident Dies Wednesday Fort Washington - John Adam, 74, retired Kiel farmer, passed away at 5 a.m. on Wednesday at the St. Alphonsus hospital in Fort Washington after an illness. The deceased is survived by eight children and 14 grandchil- dren. The children are: Mrs. Al Feldt, Louis, Alma Broadstone, Henry and Alfred of Milwaukee; Lilly Devine of Waukegan, Mrs. Olga Engel of Fort Washington, and Ray of the U. S. Army in Texas. Funeral services will be held at the Mieselwitz Funeral home in Kiel at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Burial will be made at New Holstein. - 1942


AHRENS, MRS. F.A. From Der Nord Westen, 24 June 1897: Death in Lyndon, Juneau County, Wisc., on Sun. of the wife of F. A. Ahrens. The family was domiciled here for a long time, but a few years ago they moved to Juneau County. Mrs. Ahrens was about 70. She leaves a husband and 6 grown children - 3 sons and 3 daughters.


AHRENS, FRITZ From Der Nord Westen, 17 Dec. 1896: Death in Oshkosh last Fri., of Fritz Ahrens, son of August Ahrens of Two Rivers.


ALBERS, CAPT. W.T. From Der Nord Westen, 28 Jan. 1904: Capt. W.T. Albers, formerly of Centerville but resident of Sheboygan for several years, died there Thurs. of a heart hemorrhage. On the previous Sat. he was ill with pleurisy, following which he had returned to work. Mr. Albers was born 22 May 1840 in the Pfalz. When he matured he worked as a teacher, but in 1858 left the Seminary in Speyer to come to America. During the Civil War he served in the 35th Iowa Infantry Regiment, served in 19 battles, and was wounded at Pleasant Hills, Louisiana. Mr. Albers moved from Iowa to Wisconsin and worked as a teacher in Centerville. In 1882 he was elected to the Assembly for the 1st District of Manitowoc County and served in his hometown many years as Justice of the Peace and Town Clerk. In 1900 he was appointed Relief Collector and moved to Sheboygan. He is survived by a widow and 4 children. The funeral was held Mon. morning.


ALDENBURG, JENNIE (nee GIELOW) From Der Nord Westen, 23 May 1889: On Wed. of last week, Mr. Chr. Gielow received the sad news that his sister, Mrs. Jennie Aldenburg, had died at her Chicago residence. She was 29 yrs. old. Mr. Gielow traveled directly to Chicago to make the funeral arrangements.


ALTENBERGER, JOHN John Altenberger, for 32 years a resident of Ada, died at his home at 123 South Walnut street, Appleton, Friday evening of last week. Death was due to a paralytic stroke. The deceased was born in Ada August 30, 1866, where he grew to manhood. He was married July 19, 1913, to Miss Catherine Jaeckels of Chilton. He is survived by his wife, one brother Fred of Sheboygan, and two sisters, Mrs. Anton (Mary) Lang of Menasha and Mrs. Frank (Minnie) Anhalt of this city, Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at the St. Joseph Catholic church at Appleton. The deceased was a member of the Holy Name society and the Fraternal order of Eagles. The following were present: Mrs. Casper Wesling of Chicago; Mrs. Norman Jaekels and Mrs. Mich. Jaeckels of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Altenberger and Mrs. Joseph Silbernagel and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Silbernagel of Sheboygan; Miss Laura Altenberger of Shebeygan Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Eckardt, and Mrs. Roland Schreiber of Cleveland; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Spitzer, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Anhalt and daughter Marie of Kiel; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bolz of Fredonia; Mr. and Mrs. Anton Lang of Menasha; Mrs. Martha Rahn, Miss Pauline Altenberger of Colby; Mr. and Mrs. John Tuscher of Green Bay; Dr. and Mrs. Higgins of Chilton and Mrs. Johanna Voigt of Appleton. 10-17-1932


ALTHEN, CASPER From Der Nord Westen, 30 Apr. 1896: Death in Elgin, Illinois, on Sun. before last, of Casper Althen, owner of the brewery there, at the age of 56 yrs. 3 mos. 13 days. He was born in Hechelheim, Germany, and came to America with his parents in 1855, settling in Two Rivers. When grown he moved to Elgin where he has lived ever since. He is survived by his widow and 6 children, in good circumstances. The deceased, who is a brother-in-law of Anton Vogt of Manitowoc, visited here last year to attend his brother’s funeral in Mishicott and spent several days in Manitowoc.


ALTHEN, JOHN From Der Nord Westen, 30 Oct. 1879: Death of John Althen on Sun., 19 Oct. in Sycamore, Ill. He was a brother-in-law of Anton Vogt and formerly a resident of Two Rivers.


ALTMANN, CARL FRIEDRICH From Der Nord Westen, 21 Feb. 1889: On Fri., 08 Feb., Mr. Carl Friedrich Altmann died in Chehalis, Washington Territory. The deceased was one of the first settlers of Mishicott and lived here for about 33 years owning and operating a distillery. About 13 years ago he took his cane in hand and headed west.


ALTMANN, CHILD OF ALFRED From Der Nord Westen, 25 Feb. 1909: A 1-month old child of Alfred Altmann, former local resident now living in Ogden, Utah, died last Monday and was buried Tuesday.


AMMANN, JOSEPH Receive News Of Death Mrs. H. P. Ammann received the sad news Monday afternoon of the death of her brother-in-law, Joseph Ammann, who passed away at Los Angeles, Calif., on Aug. 29, 1946. Mr. Ammann was born in Crefeld, Germany on Oct. 15, 1861, and came to America, directly to Kiel in 1864. For many years Mr. Ammann conducted a jewelry shop ín the building which now houses the Lewis Cleaners. From Kiel he went to Marion, and then to California, where his wife died several years ago. Survivors include a sister, Miss Katherine Ammann, 86, residing in Los Angeles, Calif., and five nieces, Mrs. Vera Toepel and Mrs. Carmen Goltry of this city, Mrs. Walter Nissen of Chicago, Mrs. Edna Plattner of Cranfort, N. J., and Mrs. Gertrade Cussack of Boy River, Minn., besides Mrs. H. J. Ammann, his sister—in—law. Services for Mr. Ammann were conducted on Sept. 3, at 4:30 p. m. Last rites at the Peace Chapel; with Rev. Wayne Walker officiating. His body was cremated at the Grand View crematory. (no newspaper named, 1946)


AMMANN, MRS. J. Death Summons Mrs. J. Ammann Mrs. Joseph Ammann died at her home in Los Angeles, Calif., on Sunday, February 4, according to word received here Monday of this week by the H.J. Ammann family. The Ammann family lived here some years ago, when the husband of the deceased owned the present A.J. Brill jewelry store. When the couple left Kiel they made their home in various parts of the state for a number of years. Two years ago they lived in Kiel for a few weeks, after which they left for their present home. Mrs. Ammann, who is a sister-in-law of H.J. Ammann, had been ill for several weeks. She was born Marie Stenson, near Manitowoc. Relatives here were not certain as to her age. Unknown Paper February 15, 1934


ARMBRUSTER, JACOB Funeral services were conducted at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Harper Funeral Home, Peshtigo, for Jacob Armbruster, 86, of Porterfield, Wis., who died Friday at a Peshtigo convalescent home. The Rev. James Talmadge officiated and burial was in Harmony Cemetery. Armbruster was born in Germany March 9, 1878, and came to the United States when 16 years of age. He was a woodsman and farmer until his retirement in 1943. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Roy Rosinsky and Mrs. Leone Wells of Manitowoc, Mrs. Evelyn Cherney of Port Washington and Mrs. Clarence Ziebell of Phoenix, Ariz., and a son, Jacob, of Manitowoc, 14 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. March 30, 1964 P. 3


ARMSBY, FAYETTE From Der Nord Westen, 11 Aug. 1904: Day before yesterday it was reported from Neenah that 79-yr. old Mr. Fayette Armsby, a former resident of our city, had died there of a heart condition. At one time Mr. Armsby for many years served as County Surveyor of Manitowoc County and would be well remembered by many of our readers. He moved from Manitowoc to Neenah in 1885.


ARNEMANN, ERNST From Der Nord Westen, 11 Feb. 1909: The “National Demokrat” wrote the following about a former Two Rivers resident who lived the past several years in Sheboygan: (We quote and paraphrase) Mr. Ernst Arnemann, 63, whose wife lives in Two Rivers, was found dead on Wednesday in the house where he lived alone at 1010 South 10th Street. He took his meals at the boarding house of Mrs. M. Bulkow but had been feeling ill and had been eating very little. When he didn’t show up for his meals on Wednesday and no one had seen him, Mrs. Bulkow went to his residence and found his dead body and coroner Feagan was notified. A note was found in which Arnemann declared that he was sick and the end was near. In another paper he had written his will. His heirs receive a life insurance policy of $1200.00. Examination by a physician established that he had died a natural death and was not a suicide. His body was sent to Hanchett’s Funeral Home and buried yesterday afternoon under the direction of Pastor Hartl.


ARNOLD, ANNA On Wednesday of last week Kiel relatives received the sad news of the death of Mrs. Simon Arnold at Milwaukee, which occurred in St. Joseph's hospital in that city on Tuesday, after an operation for goitre. Anna Wendling was born in Shwano county July 13, 1884, and had reached the age of 36 years. She was married to Simon Arnold in Kiel about 19 years ago, where the couple resided nine years, Mr. Arnold being employed here as blacksmith. Ten years ago they moved to Milwaukee, where they have since resided. Deceased leaves to mourn her untimely death, her mother, her husband, three daughters, one son, two brothers and three sisters. The funeral was held on Friday at Milwaukee. - 1922


ARNOLD, WALDO ROBERT "SCOOP" MANAGING EDITOR OF MILWAUKEE JOURNAL PASSES AWAY SUDDENLY Last rites for Waldo Robert “Scoop” Arnold, 50, managing editor of the Milwaukee Journal were held Saturday at 2:30 p. m. at the Feerick Funeral Home, 2025 East Capitol Drive, Milwaukee followed by interment in Forest Home cemetery. Mr. Arnold died suddenly early Thursday after attending a party at the Milwaukee Athletic Club for 120 members of the Journal staff who have served the paper for 25 years or more. Mr. Arnold was one of those who received an award. He resided at 2732 East Beverly Road, Shorewood. He had been a member of the Milwaukee Journal staff since June, 1917 when his first job was that of copy-reader on the telegraph desk. Three months later he was appointed state editor. He was soon made war editor and remained in that position until June, 1918, when he entered the army and served overseas with the AEF up to June, 1919. He was journalism instructor at Beaune, France, for four months after the armistice. In July, 1919, Mr. Arnold returned to the Journal, and in September 1921, he was appointed news editor. Serving in that position until October, 1936, he was made assistant managing editor, and in May, 1938, he was appointed managing editor. Mr. Arnold was a national leader in the newspaper fraternity. He had been a member at the Milwaukee Press Club for many years. He also was a member of the American Society of Newspaper Editors and Sigma Delta Chi, Journalistic fraternity. He also belonged to the Athletic Club and Kenwood Chapter No. 90 R. A. M. Mr. Arnold was born in this city on May 8, 1896, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Arnold. He graduated from the Kiel high school. He became interested in writing early in his teens and was especially interested in the writing of photoplays of which he wrote several and submitted them to movie producers. He entered the University of Wisconsin journalism school and studied three years before taking his first job with the Milwaukee Journal. “Scoop” Arnold lived and worked journalism until his untimely death. Mr. Arnold is survived by his wife, Mildred; a daughter, Suzanne, and three sisters, Mrs. Anita Veers of New Holstein, Mrs. Hilda Fluhr of Milwaukee, and Mrs. Lillian Hurst of the town of New Berlin, Waukesha county. - 1946


ARPIN, AGNES Mrs. Agnes Arpin, 83, of Kewaunee died Thursday at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Wenzel Hamachek, with whom she had been making her home. She had been ill the past three years. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. The Rev. Michael Jacowski will officiate and burial will be in the church cemtery. She was born Jan. 16, 1876, at Kewaunee and lived theere all her life. She was married to Charles W. Arpin at Kewaunee Aug. 24, 1897. He died 20 years ago. She was a member of the Rosary Society of the church. Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Wenzel Hamachek of Kewaunee; two sons, Adrian of Manitowoc and Emmet of Madison; two sisters, Mrs. Curtis Allan of Kewaunee and Mrs. Charlotte Rich of Gendale, Wis; six grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. A son, Earl, died in June, 1959. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Saturday at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee, where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Saturday and again at the same hour Sunday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. January 8, 1960


ASMUS, JOHN John Asmus Laid to Rest In New Holstein Cemetery Sunday After being ill for quite some time, John Asmus, aged 82, passed away Friday morning at his home at 8 o’clock. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home, and at 2 p.m. at the St. Peter Evangelical and Reformed church, with the Rev. E. L. Worthman officiating. Burial was made in the New Holstein city cemetery. Mr. Asmus was born in the town of New Holstein on April 24, 1862, the son of Carl and Anna Plett Asmus. February 24, 1892 he took as his life-mate, Dorothea Dickelmann of the town of New Holstein. The ceremony was performed at the St. John Evangelical and Reformed church in New Holstein by the Rev. G. Haken. Following their marriage they resided on a farm in the town of New Holstein until 1904, when they moved to their present home here. For a period of 25 years Mr. Asmus was connected with the Kiel Cheese and Butter Company here, retiring in 1930. Mr. Asmus is survived by his wife; four children, Mrs. Emil (Anna) Berkhahn of Gresham, Mrs. Carl F. (Rola) Dick of Milwaukee, Harvey of Fort Atkinson, and Lieutenant Lester Asmus of Brooklyn, New York; eight grandchildren: 2 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Greve of the town of New Holstein, and Mrs. Elizabeth Peterson of Oshkosh. A son, Alexander, died in 1900. One grandson, John Seefeldt, at present is stationed in Australia with the U.S. Navy. The Senior Choir, of which Mrs. Asmus has been a member for many years, rendered several anthems. Pallbearers were Henry Balza, Clarence Peterson, Norman Peterson, Roy Peterson, Walter Kuester, and Edgar Greve. The following from away attended the last rites: Mr. and Mrs. Emil Berkhahn and family of Gresham, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Asmus and family of Fort Atkinson, Mrs. Rola Dick and children of Milwaukee, Lieutenant Lester Asmus of Brooklyn, New York, Mrs. Elizabeth Peterson and Mr. and Mrs. John Peterson of Oshkosh, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Peterson of Fond du Lac, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Peterson and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Balza of Appleton, Mrs. Leona Peterson of Sheboygan, John Dickelmann of Sabin, Minnesota, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schmeisser, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Schmeisser, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schmeisser and daughter, and Mr. and Mrs Herman Schoen of Chilton, Mrs. Anna Greve of the town of New Holstein, Mr. and Mrs. Lau of New Holstein, and Mr. and Mrs. Otto Pingel of Hayton. 1945


AUERMUELLER, MRS. From Der Nord Westen, 01 Jan. 1903: Joseph Auermueller of Manitowoc received a telegram Sat. that his mother had died in Sturgeon Bay at age 83. Mr. Auermueller promptly traveled to Sturgeon Bay to attend the funeral.


AXEL, ISRAEL Israel Axel, about 68, of Milwaukee died Thursday night at a Milwaukee hospital. Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Friday at Goodman - Bensman Funeral Home, Milwaukee, with burial in a Milwaukee cemetery. Mr. Axel, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Kalman Axel of Sheboygan, married Sarah Golden, daughter of the late Samuel and Bessie Golden, at Manitowoc and was owner-manager of Golden Bag Co. at Manitowoc. While at Manitowoc he was an officer in Anshe Poale Zedek Synagogue, a member of the Manitowoc B'Nai B'Rith Lodge and active in local charities. He was an officer of Great Lakes Tanning Co., Milwaukee. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ben Barkin, and a Grandson of Milwaukee. Manitowoc Herald Times, May 25, 1962

BACHUS, CARL From Der Nord Westen, 31 Oct. 1907: Carl Bachus, a former resident of Two Rivers, but for many years a resident of Wetmore, Kansas, died there on 17 October. The deceased was born 05 November 1825 in Neu Riemitz, Brandenburg Province, came to America in 1881 and lived in Two Rivers until moving to Kansas in 1902. He is survived by his sorrowing widow and 4 children.


BACKUS, CATHARINE From Der Nord Westen, 19 Mar. 1908: Death in Yankton, South Dakota of Mrs. Catharine Backus, widow of the late Carl Backus who was a resident of our city for 60 years and is well-known by many of our readers. She reached the age of 68.


BACKUS, JOSEPH From the Manitowoc Herald, 21 Mar. 1861: Joseph Backus died in Norwich, Conn., uncle of William Backus.


BACON, THOMAS From the Manitowoc Herald, 07 May 1861: Thomas Bacon was killed at Ahnapee, Kewaunee co.


BARAHNIK, MARGARET (LEITERMAN) Mrs. Edward Barahnik, 56, of Green Bay, died early Sunday morning of a heart attack. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Willebrord Catholic Church, Green Bay. The Rev. David E. Rondu will officiate and burial will be in Allouez Cemetery, Green Bay. Mrs. Barahnik was the former Margaret Leiterman. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Friends may call after 7 p.m. Tuesday at Wochos Funeral Home, Denmark, where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. April 25, 1960 P. 7


BAIVIER, MRS. EDWARD Mrs. Baivier Passes Away Mr. and Mrs. Nic. Klauck and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Klauck on Saturday attended the funeral of Mrs. Edward Baivier at Milwaukee. Mrs. Baivier was a sister-in-law of Mrs. Nic. Klauck. Funeral services were conducted at the Harder Funeral Chapel at 9:30 a.m. and at St. Joseph's church at 10 a.m., with burial in the Holy Cross cemetery. The deceased was born on a farm in Holstein township, near Kiel. She moved to Milwaukee when she was a girl of 7, but went back to Calumet county to marry Edward Baivier in 1890. She had reached the age of 72 years. Survivors are her husband; three sons, Roy F., deputy clerk of municipal court, Clarence L., senior clerk teller in the Milwaukee water department, and Arthur W., assistant cashier at the Teutonia Avenue State Bank; one daughter, Mrs. E. W. Bonnes of Wauwatosa, and four brothers. On the day that Mrs. Baivier passed to her reward, her husband retired from the Milwaukee police force, after 44 years of faithful service. Mr. Baivier could have retired on a pension 22 years ago, but he stayed on because he couldn't bear to leave the service. Now after the long awaited day of retirement arrived, Mr. Baivier's life was saddened with the removable (sic) from his side of his wife. - 1942


BARBIER, ALBERT Town of Emery resident Albert Barbier died at his home on Tuesday, January 4, 1994 at the age of 79. Born in Manitowoc November 17, 1914 to Otto and Imelda Barbier, he married Marian Schwinnin Waukegan, Illinois on November 8, 1953. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Mr. Barbier is survived by five children (Survivors omitted for privacy.); 16 grand- children; and by a brother, Gene (Dorothy), Manitowoc. He was precedeceased by his wife, Marian, on August 2, 1987; two daughers, Rosemary and Shirley; and by three sisters and a brother. The Heindl Funeral Home in Phillips assisted the family with arrangements. Unknown Paper Unknown Date (sent in by researcher/see contributors page)


BARBIER, MARIAN (wife of Albert above) In Memory of MARIAN BARBIER Date of Birth June 21, 1924 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Date of Death August 2, 1987 Park Falls, Wisconsin Services At The Barbier Home Phillips, Wisconsin Saturday, August 7, 3:00 p.m. Services By Fr. Clement Sobr St. Mary's Catholic Church Phillips, Wisconsin Heindl Funeral Service Phillips, Wisconsin (sent in by researcher/see contributors page)


BARNES, JULIA Funeral services for Mrs. John Barnes, 92, widow of a former Supreme Court Justice, who died Thursday, Jan. 28, at Madison, were at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Frautschi Funeral Home, Madison, and at 9 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery, Madison. Mrs. Barnes and husband lived at Rhinelander where he was attorney until 1906 when he became the first chirman of the first Wisconsin Railroad Commision, forerunner of the Public Service Commission. He became a Supreme Court justice in 1908 and in 1915 he became chief counsel for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., Milwaukee. Both Mr. and Mrs. Barnes were well known at Manitowoc and the area adjacent to the city. Mrs. Barnes was the former Julia Keltzer and her father, one of the first settlers of Manitowoc, owned and operated a general store on Eighth Street. Surviving Mrs. Barnes are a son of Milwaukee, two daughters, 10 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. February 5, 1960


BARRIE, JOHN C. From Der Nord Westen, 11 Feb. 1904: John C. Barrie, a former resident of our city, has died of consumption at age 21 in Seattle where he had gone to improve his health.


BARRY, CORNELIUS From Der Nord Westen, 08 Jan. 1903: Death Sun. in Chicago of 62-yr. old Cornelius Barry, a former resident of our city. His funeral was held Tues. in Chicago.


BARRY, MARTIN From Der Nord Westen, 23 Mar. 1905: Martin Barry, a former resident of our city, died in Chicago last week at the advanced age of 89.


BARTH, CAESAR Caesar Barth, a former resident of Kiel, passed away at his home in Thorp, Clark county, on Tuesday of last week, after one year's illness. The following obituary was handed to the Record for publication: Caesar Barth was born April 20th, 1860, a son of John and Katherine Barth, who were then pioneers in the town of Schleswig. Here he spent his boyhood and youth, assisting his parents in clearing away the forest and producing a farm and beautiful home. In the year 1884, then a young man full of hope and vigor, he again migrated to the Town of Reseburg, Clark county, which was then all virgin forest, and began to make for himself a home. In 1889 he went back to Kiel and there on April 4th was married to Amelia Ohlemoetz, and together they made their home on the farm he had started, where they lived. To them were born five children, Elizabeth, John, Conrad, Caesar, and Amelia, who together with his faithful wife survive him. In 1919 he sold his farm to his eldest son, John and moved to their present home, where he expected to spend his reclining years, but still being full of ambition, he, together with two youngest sons, acquired some more forest land, and immediately begun to help them start a very promising home for them. Nearly a year ago his health began to fail, and his ailment continued and got worse so that in October of this year he was taken to a hospital at Marshfield for treatment, but not seeing much improvement, and craving for home and the home surroundings, he again returned home after a stay of a little less than four weeks, since which time he seemed to fail gradually, until on Tuesday, Dec. 4, he passed into the great beyond. He led a life of usefulness and progress to himself, his wife, his family, his neighbors, his friends, and the whole community in which he lived, who all sadly mourn his departure. He served the Town in different offices and was always ready to contribute to the welfare of those in need. He took a special interest in the building and maintaining of highways or anything that was of use in common. May his good work survive him as a lasting monument to his ideals, which he so earnestly supported. There now survive him, two sisters, Elizabeth of Kiel, and Dorothea of Washington, his ever faithful wife and his five children. Mrs. Elizabeth Junk of Kiel was called to her brother's death-bed on Sunday before last, and remained for the funeral, returning last Sunday evening. December 13, 1923


BARTLEY, GEO. From Der Nord Westen, 19 Nov. 1908: Geo. Bartley, ship captain and former resident of our city, died Friday morning on his farm near Escanaba, Michigan, at age 70.


BATCHELDER, MRS. ALBERT Mrs. Albert Batchelder, 84, of Couer d'Alene, Idaho, mother of Louis L. Batchelder of Two Rivers, died Sunday at Couer d'Alene. She is survived by five sons, six daughters, 36 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren. Her husband and two sons preceded her in death. Burial will be in Couer d'Alene. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. June 30, 1970


BAULICKE, MINNA From Der Nord Westen, 27 Feb. 1902: Death Sat. in St. Paul of Mrs. Minna Baulicke, a sister of Mrs. Oscar A. Alter here. Mrs. Baulicke was born here in 1868 but has resided in St. Paul since 1890. In addition to her husband she leaves 2 children. The funeral was held Mon. in St. Paul.


BAUS, KENNETH G. Kenneth G. Baus, 68, of Marytown, died Sunday morning, April 14, at the St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton after a short, courageous battle with cancer. He was born on Feb. 22, 1934 in Marytown, a son of the late Alfred “Fritz” and Mary Schwind Baus. He attended St. Mary’s Catholic grade school in Marytown, graduated from New Holstein High School with the, class of 1952 and attended Delay Tech School in Chicago and the University of Oshkosh. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. Ken was married to the former Rosemary B. Engel on Nov. 28, 1957. After their marriage the couple lived in Kiel where he was employed by H.G. Weber Co. and Stoelting Bros. Co., for 25 years. The couple moved to Marytown in 1989 where he worked at the Damrow Co. Inc. and then retired from the Alliance Equipment Mfg., both of Fond du Lac. In his younger years Ken was Vice President and President of the Kiel Jaycees. His interest in rifle shooting brought him to join the Kiel Rifle and Pistol Club and upon moving to Marytown he joined the Fond du Lac Rifle and Pistol Club. Ken was a lifetime member of the NRA and enjoyed traveling around the state while attending numerous competitions. His other passion was Dartball. Ken played with the Marytown dartball team as a charter member and past secretary. He also was a past Vice President of the Marytown Veteran Assoc. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Marytown. (Survivors omitted for privacy) He was preceded in death by his brothers, Daniel and Anthony J. Baus and his father-in-law, Norbert J. Engel. Visitation will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marytown on Wednesday, April 17 from 4 until 7:30 p.m. Services will be held Wednesday evening at the Church at 7:30 p.m. with the Rev. Joseph Coerber, pastor, officiating. Entombment will be Thursday morning, April 18 at the Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum in Fond du Lac. A memorial fund has been established in his name for the Calumet County Home Health Care and Hospice. The Huss Funeral Home of St. Cloud is serving the family. The Sheboygan Press, April 16, 2002


BEARDSLEY, E.D. At his home in the town of Alto, Fond du Lac Co. Wis. Dec. 24, 1885 of consumption E.D. Beardsley aged sixty five years. Many of the pioneer settlers of this city and county will read the above with genuine sorrow. Mr. Beardsley was one of our earliest settlers, having come to Manitowoc Rapids as early as 1842. He taught school and also engaged in surveying, at which he was very competent for a few years, and later engaged in mercantile business in that village, then the county seat. Later he removed to this city where he kept a general store for some years. He was succeded in his mercantile business by O. Torrison Esq. who purchased his interests and he then went into the lumbering business and for several years operated the mill which once stood near the dry dock know as the Dargin mill. As the pine became scarce Mr. Beardsley sold out his interests here and removed to Northen Michigan and continued the same business there, finally closing it out on account of ill health and removing to Fond du Lac Co. Mr. Beardsly built and for a number of years occupied the residence now owned by Samuel Hall Esq. The deceased was a man of sterling integity and was from the force of his charactor one of the prominent and leading citizens during his stay among us. His wife and we believe three children survive him. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, December 29, 1885 P.3


BEATON, EDNA MAE Edna Mae Beaton, age 82, of Sheboygan, died at her home Wednesday morning, Feb. 27, 2002 after a two year struggle with cancer. Edna Mae was an accomplished watercolor artist. Her paintings have been shown in numerous exhibitions, both invitational group and one-woman shows, receiving frequent Best in Watercolor and Purchase Awards. In a state/national competition, sponsored by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs and the Outdoor Advertising Association of America, her painting won, first, the Wisconsin State Grand Award and, subsequently, the International Grand Award. She studied abroad in Italy, Finland and Mexico. She is a graduate of Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, with a bachelor of arts degree. Edna Mae was born and grew up in Two Rivers. After her first marriage, she moved to Milwaukee and spent most of her adult life there. After the death of her first husband, she re-married in 1993 to Walter Haase, then of Southbury, Conn. He also grew up in Two Rivers and had been a high school classmate. The two met at their 55th high school class reunion, not having seen each other in all those years. Edna Mae is survived by her husband, Walter Haase; three children, six grandchildren, three stepchildren, four step-grandchildren, a brother and a sister. Also surviving are a brother and a sister. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at the New Hope United Methodist Church in Greenbush. The Rev. Bill Beaton, pastor of the church and nephew, will officiate. Friends may call at the church from noon until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in Edna Mae’s name for the American Cancer Society. The Wittkopp Funeral Service in Plymouth is serving the family. Herald Times Reporter, March 3, 2002


BEBEAU, LIZZIE Mrs. Lizzie Bebeau, 74, a former resident of Two Rivers died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ray Handy at Niagara, Wis. Mrs. Bebeau left Two Rivers about three years ago. Previous to that time she had lived there for 20 years. Eight children, one brother and one sister survive, Mrs. Albert Niquette, Edward and Frank Bebeau are the survivors in Two Rivers. Other children are Aleid, Manitowoc, Sam, San Francisto, Gust, Alaska, Fhilo, northern Michigan, and Mrs. Ray Handy, Niagara. A sister Mrs. Fred Beno, Green Bay and a brother, Jules Soucek, Portland, Oregon, also survive. Funeral services will be held at Coleman, Wisconsin, Saturday morning at 9 o'clock. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. July 21, 1937 P. 9


BECK, ROBERT F. Robert F. Beck, 82, of 720 N. Cass St., Milwaukee, died Monday in that city. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Wendler Funeral Home, West Capitol Drive and North 21st Street. Cremation will be at Wisconsin Memorial Park. Survivors include a son, Howard G., and a daughter, Anita Glasser of Oceano, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. E.J. Peebles, Mrs. John Hale and Mrs. Clara Pollock, of Manitowoc; a granddaughter and other relatives. Friends may call at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. January 6, 1960


BECKER, ALFRED H. Rites Held Tuesday For Al Becker Who Died in Hunting Camp Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon for Alfred H. Becker, 54, of Calumetville, who died in a hunting camp near Herbster Friday. The services were conducted by the Rev. E. L. Worthman at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home. Burial was in Wildwood cemetery, Sheboygan. Becker was in a hunting party that left Kiel Thursday for a camp near Herbster. Others in the party were Lester Lutz, Dr. C. A. Maurer, Walter Balz and Fetchie Hein of Milwaukee. The party had finished breakfast Friday morning and was preparing to go into the woods to look around when Becker was stricken. His death was attributed to a heart attack. He was born at Fremont, Wis., Feb. 27, 1901, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Becker, and in 1919 came to Kiel. On July 11, 1933, he married the former Mabel Hecker. He operated a tavern in Kiel and later one at Sheboygan Falls. For the past 16 years he owned a tavern at Calumetville, Becker was a member of the Redmen Lodge of Johnsburg, Wis. (Survivors omitted for privacy) - 1955


BECKER, HERMAN Herman Becker Dies Saturday at Woodruff Death came to Herman Becker, 71, at a Woodruff hospital Saturday. He was stricken while at his summer home on Oxbow lake. Funeral services were held yesterday, Wednesday, from SS. Peter and Paul Catholic church, with the Rev. F. K. Kheil celebrating the mass. Burial was made in a New London cemetery. He was born May 15, 1884, at New London, and July 30, 1914, married Miss Ruby Heath. They moved to Kiel in 1937. He was superintendent at the A. A. Laun Furniture company, retiring in 1944. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Miss Gretchen Schmahl, Kiel; a brother, Burt, Monravia, California; two sisters, Mrs. John Herter, Macy, New York, and Mrs. Anna Parfitt, Ripon. - June 2, 1955


BEDUHN, HERBERT C. (BERT) A Memorial Service for Herbert (Bert) Beduhn, age 82, formerly of Manitowoc, who died April 13, 1996, in Mesa, Ariz., will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 1996, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Manitowoc. Bert was employed at Paragon Electric, Two Rivers. He was very active in Masquers, Boy Scout leadership, Barbershoppers Chorus, Redeemer Lutheran Church Choir, and also was a former president of the Rotary Club. Survivors include his wife, one son, one daughter, four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, one sister-in-law. He was preceded in death by his brother, Daniel. Herald Times Reporter, no date


BEHNKE, OTTO From Der Nord Westen, 20 Feb. 1908: Otto Behnke, the 18-year old son of Fred Behnke in Brillion, suffered a heart attack recently while hunting with his dog and fell dead to the ground.


BENSE, LIZZIE From Der Nord Westen, 14 Jan. 1904: Death Sun. in Monroe, Wisconsin, of 33-yr. old Mrs. Lizzie Bense, sister of Mr. C.E. Hollenbeck here, of pneumonia. The deceased leaves her husband and 3 children.


BERNHARDT, HARRY F. Harry F. Bernhardt, 66, former Two Rivers resident, for more than 30 years a general agent for the Aid Association for Lutherans at Flint, Mich., died unexpectedly of a heart attack at his home in that city early Tuesday morning. He had been failing in health the past three years. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at a Flint Lutheran church. Burial will be in a Port Huron, Mich., cemetery. Mr. Bernhardt was born at Two Rivers in 1894, a son of the late Albert and Sophia Mahnke Bernhardt. He attended St. John Parochial School and was graduated from Two Rivers High School. He was graduated from Ferris Institute at Big Rapids, Mich., where he took a business course. After working at Hamilton Mfg. Co., office, Two Rivers, for a few years, he moved to Port Huron where he became engaged in the insurance underwriting work with the Aid Association for Lutherans of Appleton, with which organization he has been associated until his retirement. Mr. Bernhardt married the former Hulda Mueller at Port Huron nearly 40 years ago. Besides his wife he leaves a son of Flint; a brother George, of the Town of Two Rivers and two grandchildren. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. February 2, 1960


BERTH, FRANK Julius Berth on Saturday received the news of the death of his brother, Frank, who had passed away that day at Millersville, at the home of his son Herman. The deceased, aged 81, was born December 10, 1856, in the town of Herman and November 24, 1888, he was united in marriage with Miss Wilhelmina Wilke, and the couple located on a farm in School Hill. In 1911, they moved to a farm in the town of Herman, and since 1929 Mr. Berth made his home with his son. He is survived by four sons and three daughters, namely: Henry and Herman of Millersville, Edgar and Arthur of, near Centerville; Mrs. Richard Sommer of the town of Mosel, Mrs. John Ney of the town of Wilson, and Mrs. August Illig of Menasha. Other survivors are, an adopted son, Herbert Sohn of the town of Lima; 12 grandchildren; two brothers, Fred of the town of Herman and Julius of here, and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Alten of Plymouth and Mrs. Herman Karstaedt of Howards Grove. Funeral services were held on Monday at the farm home at 1:30 p. m. and at 2 o’clock at the St. Paul’s Lutheran church near Millersville, with the Rev. Herman Kuether officiating. Burial was made in the church cemetery in the town of Sheboygan Falls beside the remains of his wife, who preceded him in death December 30, 1930. - 6-2-1938


BIELING, F. From the Manitowoc Herald, 07 Jul 1859: F. Bieling from Two Rivers died, swept overboard on the Eleanor.


BIGEL, CHARLES From Der Nord Westen, 28 Apr. 1904: Death in Chicago on Wed. last week of Charles Bigel, a former resident of Manitowoc and brother of Joseph Bigel here, at the age of 49 leaving a widow.


BIGNELL, PATRICIA C. Patricia C. Bignell, 49, of Eau Claire, Wis., died Wednesday, March 13, 1991, after a lengthly illness. She was born January 12, 1942, the daughter of Paul and Agnes (Mahioch) Garbo. She attended Kiel Schools, graduating from Kiel High School in 1961. On June 9, 1961, she married Lyn Bignell. They resided in Kiel, before moving to Eau ClaIre, where she worked as a waitress at Country Kitchen and Brothers Three. (Survivors omitted for privacy) She was preceded in death by one brother, Paul; her maternal grandparents, paternal grandparents and her father-in-law, Ed Hei. Private family services were held on Saturday, March 16, 1991, at St. Olaf’s Catholic Church, in Eau Claire. Cremation was to follow.


BILLINGS, AMOS CUTLER Died.—In Waukesha, Wis., October 13, 1888, Amos C. Billings, in the 78th year of his age. In the death of Amos Cutler Billings, Waukesha loses an able, active and much respected citizen. The immediate cause of his death was a general failure of the vital powers, in consequence of which the nutritive and recuperative processes failed, bringing on a breaking down of the tissues and ultimate decay of the lungs. He was born in Bakersfield. Vt., July 24, 1811. His father, Capt. Billings, took an active part in the war of the Revolution, after which he settled in Vermont, following the double occupation of farmer and carpenter. Of him his son learned the carpenter's business, which he pursued in after years. He received a good common school education, which served him well on his first entry upon independent life in the world. On leaving home he first entered into an engagement as clerk in a hardware store in Worcester, Mass. Which position he filled creditably for three years. About 1835 he went to Port Jackson, N.Y., where he married Miss Mary Morel, May 11, 1836. He then returned to the enst, settling in Fairfield Vt., where he opened a general dry goods store. Being only fairly successful, he went to Palmer, Mass., where he filled the position of station agent on the Boston & Albany Railway. Taking an active part in politics and displaying ability as a writer for the local press, he was made postmaster of the place, which office he filled during the celebrated "Tippecanoe and Tyler too" campaign of 1840. He also became one of Horace Greeley's correspondents for The Log Cabin, the great campaign sheet of the Whig party and subsequently performed similar service on the New York Tribune. During his stay in Palmer he was sent to the Legislature for a term, and it was at this time that his active mind was turned to the subject of spiritual manifestations. He investigated and was convinced of the truthfulness of the principles and the genuineness of many of the manifestations appearing under the name of spiritualism. This constituted the foundation of his faith in a future life, and may be said to have proved the sheet anchor of his future earthly voyage. His sincerity none could question, for he not only taught the doctrines of Spiritualism, but carried them into his every-day life. In consequence he was exceptionally truthful and just, and a true friend of humanity, who can scarcely be said to have ever had an enemy. His word was as good as his bond, and men would confidently trust him in matters where ordinary men are put under he strictest obligations. These traits of honor and manlinests he carried with him in all of his transactions until the day of his death. His career in Palmer lasted until 1855 when Mr. Billings moved to Two Rivers, Wis. There he established, in connection with a partner a shingle-mill, which did not prove as financially successful as he had hoped. He ran it two years, and was then, in 1857, was made postmaster of Two Rivers. In connection with this, he returned to his trade as carpenter, at which he was fairly successful. But in 1862 he concluded to make another change by moving to Waukesha after passing the business of postmaster over to his successor. He here lost his wife, April 14, 1869, and in October, 1870, married his second wife, Mrs. Mary E. Bailey, whom he sustained the most satisfactory marital relations until his death. By his first wife he had six children. Of these only one survives-George M. Billings, now a resident of Milwaukee. On the occasion of his moving to Waukesha, Mr. Billings appeared to have dropped from active politics, although he never ceased to take a lively interest in political affairs, and especially in all reform movements looking in any way to the amelioration of condition of mankind. He was a great reader and a deep thinker, an few topics in which he could not discourse intelligently. His quiet life was like a sunny benediction among his fellow-citizens, for he was always good natured affable, cheery, and withal benevolent almost to a fault. Few men leave so blameless a record, or have left an example worthier to be copied by the members of the rising generation. The Waukesha Freeman, Waukesha, Wisconsin, Thursday, October 18, 1888, Page 1 He is buried in Prairie Home Cemetery Waukesha, Section N, Block 71, Lot 1, Grave 5


BIRKHOLZ, CHARLES From Der Nord Westen, 25 Dec. 1902: Charles Birkholz, a former resident of our city who has recently lived in Milwaukee, killed himself Wed. night with carbolic acid. The 52-yr. old man left a widow and 4 children. He had been ill for some time.


BIWER, HELEN Mrs. Hieron Biwer, 64, former Manitowoc resident, died unexpectedly Sunday morning at Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where she and her husband were spending the winter. Funeral services will be at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waukesha, where she resided, and burial will be in a Waukesha cemetery. Mrs. Biwer was the former Helen Pankratz, daughter of the late Alex and Rose Kappes Pankratz, former Manitowoc residents. Surviving in addition to her husband are three sons, four daughters, five brothers, three sisters and 18 grandchildren. Mrs. Emil J. Pauly of Manitowoc and the Rt. Rev. Msgr Joseph A Becker of Menasha are cousins. Friends may call at Weber Funeral Home, Waukesha. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. March 23, 1964 P. 7


BODENSTAB, ELMER H. Funeral services for Elmer H. Bodenstab, 64, of 2521 N. 15th St., Sheboygan, brother of Leonard Bodenstab of 2114-33rd St., Two Rivers, who died at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital Tuesday afternoon, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Carmody Funeral Home, Bloomington, Ill. Burial will be at McLean, Ill. Besides his brother he leaves his wife, the former Myrtle Lashbaugh, whom he married at Milwaukee in 1945. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. April 23, 1970


BODWIN, FRED From Der Nord Westen, 20 Aug. 1908: Fred Bodwin, who moved away from Manitowoc about 10 years ago, was killed in a railroad accident in Ohio last week.


BOEDECKER, W. From Der Nord Westen, 22 Feb. 1894: Death in Ahnapee of W. Boedecker of cancer. He leaves a widow and 3 sons. He was born in Westphalia on 07 Jan. 1836, and came to Two Rivers in 1855. He worked as a woodworker until 1866, then went to Kewaunee until 1871 after which he went Ahnapee to establish a hotel. In 1874 he built the elegant brick structure known as “Wisconsin House”.


BOETTCHER, EDUARD From Der Nord Westen, 21 Aug. 1902: Death in Antigo last week of former local resident Eduard Boettcher, a brother of Heinrich Boettcher here.


BOETTGER, CHILD OF HERMANN JR. From Der Nord Westen, 07 Jan. 1904: (From the correspondent in Two Rivers, 04 Jan.) Death of a 5-week old little child of Hermann Boettger, Jr. The child's mother died two weeks ago, at which time the mother's parents took the child to Kenau where they operate a farm. The little body was brought here for burial.


BOHNE, ELIZABETH Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Bohne, 83, of 3154 Buena Vista St., Madison, mother of Mrs. Roland Landt, of 2315 Lincoln Ave., Two Rivers, who died in a Madison nursing home last Tuesday after a long illness, were at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Gunderson Funeral Home, Madison, and at 10 a.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Madison, the Rev. William Egggers officiating. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery, Madison. Pallbearers were Harold and Cyril Bohne, James Roth, Richard Cooley, Michael Karls and Warren Landt. Mrs. Bohne, nee Elizabeth Wagner, was born at Kewaunee Jan. 23, 1877, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Elizabeth Hoffman Wegner. In 1893 she was married at Kewaunee to William Bohne, who died there 20 years ago. After her husband's death she moved to Two Rivers to reside with her daughter, Mrs. Landt, and 15 years ago she went to Madison to make her home with her late son Cyril, and daughter-in-law, Mrs. Elizabeth Bohne, at Madison. Surviving are another daughter, Mrs. Thomas Kerchenfaut of Warsaw, Ind.; four sisters, Mrs. Rose Hoffman of Kewaunee, Mrs. Catherine Zinkel of Escanaba, Mich., Mrs. Charles Silem of San Francisco, Calif., and Mrs. Pauline King of Vallejo, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. February 2, 1960


BORCHERDT, MRS. ANDREAS From Der Nord Westen, 10 Dec. 1896: Death Wed. last week in Chicago, from inflammation of the lower abdomen, of Mrs. Andreas Borcherdt, a sister of Messrs. Christian, Wilhelm, and Charles Siekers of Manitowoc.


BORN, ANTON CALLED BY DEATH Anton Born, an early resident of Kiel, passed away at his home in Fond du Lac last Thursday, at the ripe old age of 87 years. The deceased was born in the Rhine Province, Germany, and came to America with his wife, nee Bierbaum, and one child, in 1863, locating in Kiel, where they lived three years. In 1866 Mr. Born moved with his family to Fond du Lac, where he has since made his home. He was a brother of Mrs. Theo. Ammann, deceased. Six sons survive him; they are all cigarmakers. The funeral was held Monday morning at Fond du Lac.


BRANDES, CHARLES SR. From Der Nord Westen, 25 May 1893: Death of Charles Brandes, Sr. last week of a heart attack in his residence, the Reed Hotel, in Kewaunee. Mr. Brandes was born 19 Dec. 1831 in what is now the Prussian Province of Hanover and came to America in 1847, serving as a ship's officer for the next 7 yrs. He settled in Kewaunee in 1856 where he has been a merchant ever since.


BRANDIES, HUGO TITANIC LOSS AND DEATH OF BROTHER KILL Hugo Brandeis, Omaha, Born Here, Dies From Grief WAS SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS MAN Grief over the death of his brother who was a victim of the Titanic disaster while returning from a trip to Europe is believed to have caused the death of Hugo Brandeis, of Omaha, a former Manitowoc man whose demise at Omaha is reported in papers received by friends of the family here. Mr. Brandeis died at the Wise Memorial hospital at Omaha Sunday following an operation which his weakened condition could not withstand. Mr. Brandeis, who had not been in robust health, failed rapidly following the death of his brother, Emil Brandeis, who was a passenger on the Titanic when the big steamer was sunk in collision with an iceberg in April and physicians say that his death was hastened by the shock and grief over the loss of his brother to whom he was much attached. A week ago his condition became critical and an operation was advised as a last hope of saving his life and he was removed to the hospital where death followed a few hours after the operation. Youngest son of Jonas Brandeis, founder of the Brandeis mercantile interests at Omaha, among the largest in the west, and one time merchant in this city, decedent was 48 years of age. He was born in this city in 1868 when his father conducted a mercantile establishment on the site of the present National Bank, and at the age of 14 accompanied his family to Omaha, which has since been his home. Mr. Brandeis was associated with his brothers in conduct of the business and was a factor in the building of the mammoth business of the Brandeis company in the west. At the time of his death he was planning the building of a new home. Mr. Brandeis is survived by his widow to whom he was married twelve years ago. Manitowoc Daily Herald, July 24, 1912 P.1


BRANDIES, JONAS L. From Der Nord Westen, 29 Jan. 1903: Death in Omaha, Nebraska of Jonas L. Brandies, a former resident of our city, at the age of 66. Many of our readers will well remember the deceased.


BRATZ, HERMAN Herman Bratz, 77, of Rt. 4, Chilton, was found dead Saturday afternoon at his home. Calumet County Coroner Leroy A. Hughes said he died of a heart attack about 10 a.m. Saturday. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Schwartz Funeral Home, Morrison, the Rev. Henry Kurtz of St. John Lutheran Church, West DePere officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, DePere. Mr. Bratz was born August 25, 1886, in the Town of Maple Grove, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Bratz. He married the former Wilhelmina Heimke 47 years ago. She died 11 years ago. He farmed in various places most of his life, then entered the tavern business for a few years, selling his tavern in Kasson three years ago and moving to his most recent residence. Surviving are a son, Alden Bratz of Kaukauna; a daughter, Mrs. Elmer Schuh of the Town of Maple Grove; two brothers, August Bratz of Brillion and Arthur Bratz of California; a sister, Mrs. John Schmieder of Brillion; and five grandchildren. Friends may call until the hour of service at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. January 27, 1964 P. 9


BRAULT, RUBY Funeral services for Mrs. Arthur Brault, 64, of 614 S. Monroe Ave., Green Bay, a former resident of Two Rivers, and sister of Walter Collins of 2822-12th St., Two Rivers, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Cathedral, Green Bay, the Rev. Orville Griese officiating. Burial will be in Allouez Cemetery. Mrs. Brault, nee Ruby Collins, was born at Iron River, Mich. in 1905. She was married to Arthur Brault at Manitowoc in 1924 and resided for a number of years at Two Rivers. Besides her husband and brother, she leaves a son, William and mother, Mrs. Emma Collins of Green Bay. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. April 29, 1970


BRAUN, ANNA (CLUSEN) MRS. B. BROWN(sic) PASSES AWAY AT MINOT, N.D. Telegrams to relatives brought news of the death Saturday at Trinity hospital at Minot, North Dakota, of Mrs. Benjamin E. Braun of Drake, North Dakota. The body will be taken to Drake where the funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon. Mrs. Braun had been at the hospital for an operation and death came unexpectedly. Mrs. Braun who was Anna Clusen before her marriage, was born at Two Rivers May 12, 1891 and would have been thirty-seven at her next birthday. The family moved to this city when she was a child. She was married to Mr. Braun in January, 1918 and the family has always made its home there. Surviving her are the husband, five children, Florence, Elizabeth, Erma, Bernice and Donald, a brother, Albert Clusen of Two Rivers and five sisters, Mrs. R.H. Kolb of Chelsea, Wis., Mrs. Henry Harder of Medford, Mrs. Caris Brown of Alma, Mich., Mrs. Magner Roen and Mrs. Fred Barnstein of this city. Mr. R.H. Kolb and Albert Clusen left Sunday for Drake to attend the funeral. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. February 27, 1928 P. 2


BRETTHAUER, MRS. DAVE Mrs. Dave Bretthauer, 60, of Menasha, daughter of Mrs. Cora Laurent, of Two Rivers died Saturday night at her home at Menasha. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Laernmich Funeral Home, Menasha, and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Menasha. Mrs. Bretthauer was born in 1904, daughter of the late Max and Mrs. Cora Laurent. Surviving besides the mother are three daughters, a son, five sisters, Mrs. Oliver Pilon, Mrs. Al Kumbalek, Mrs. Frank Kopetsky, Mrs. Charles Maigatter and Mrs. Herbert Heili, of Two Rivers, and three brothers, Clarence, Mitchell and Robert, of Two Rivers. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. February 17, 1964 P. 11


BRINK, C.W. From Der Nord Westen, 12 Apr. 1900: Word was received here last Thurs. that C.W. Brink, a former resident of our city who had been visiting in Germany, died in a Berlin hospital.


BROKER, GLENN R. Glenn R. Broker, 84, of Hartford, passed away Friday, December 30, 2011 at the Aurora Medical Center in Hartford. Glenn was born June 26, 1927 in Two Rivers to Roland and Adeline (Haag) Broker. He was united in marriage to Grace Vetter on September 3, 1949 in Manitowoc. Grace preceded him in death on June 1, 1999. He married (private) on March 8, 2003 at St. Kilian Catholic Church. Glenn worked for 40 plus years in education, and served as the District Administrator for the Hartford Joint 1 School District. The Lincoln School library is named in his honor. He enjoyed camping, fishing, traveling, photography, stamp and coin collecting. Glenn was a Boy Scout leader for over 25 years and he proudly served his country in the US Marine Corps serving in the Pacific. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and will be deeply missed. (Survivors omitted for privacy) Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, wife Grace, sisters Lois Perry, Jean Finch, Judi Geimer, sister-in-law Dorothy Wiegand, and his brothers- in-law Howard Perry, Raymond Schultz, and Robert Wiegand. Mass of Christian Burial for Glenn will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Kilian Catholic Church, Hartford with Rev. David LaPlante officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends on Tuesday from 4 - 7 p.m. at the church. Interment at St. Kilian Catholic Cemetery, Hartford. Shimon Funeral Home, Hartford (No newspaper or date given)


BROWN ETTA (nee VIEWEG) From Der Nord Westen, 14 May 1903: Death 30 Apr. in Seattle, Washington, of Mrs. Etta Brown, daughter of local resident Louis Vieweg. Mrs. Brown had been planning to visit her parents here this summer, but death intervened. The deceased, who was born 25 May 1872 in Manitowoc, is survived by her husband and 2 children in addition to her parents, who reside here.


BROWN, FLOYD A. From Der Nord Westen, 27 Sept. 1894: Death in Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on 16 Sept., after a month long illness, of Mr. Floyd A. Brown. The deceased who was born 25 Aug. 1853, married on 14 Oct. 1884 with Miss Mary C. Vogt, daughter of Anton Vogt of Manitowoc. Mr. and Mrs. Anton Vogt as well as Mrs. Bruno Mueller of Mishicott, a sister of the widow, have been at Mr. Brown’s side during his last days. The deceased was superintendent of the Widdecomb Furniture Co. in Grand Rapids. His burial was under the direction of the Free Mason Lodge and was attended by a large number of residents of the above named city.


BROWN, PETER From Der Nord Westen, 04 July 1907: Death of Peter Brown, a former resident of Town Gibson, at age 80 in Cleveland, Minnesota. He leaves a widow and 5 children.


BRUESEWITZ, EDWIN E. Former Resident Dies Funeral services were held Tuesday in Escondido, California for Edwin E. Bruesewitz, 59, of that city, a former Kiel resident. Mr. Bruesewitz died unexpectedly Friday of an apparent heart attack. A meat cutter all his life, he operated a meat market in Kiel for 15 years. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. August Bruesewitz, he was born June 7, 1908 in the Town of Scott. On June 28, 1930, he married Miss Irene Ehnert of New Fane. The couple moved to California in 1955. (Survivors omitted for privacy) (no newspaper named, 1967)


BRUNMEIER, JOSEPH A. Joseph A. Brunmeier, 67, of 1815A Calumet Dr., Sheboygan, died Sunday morning at Rocky Knoll Hospital, Plymouth, after a long illness. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Gerend Funeral Home, Sheboygan, and at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Name Catholic Church, Sheboygan. The Rev. Anthony J. Knackert will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Sheboygan. Mr. Brunmeier was born June 4, 1896, at St. Nazianz, son of the late Ernst and Anna Schleh Brunmeier. He was educated at St. Nazianz schools and married Theresa Sommerhoff at St. Gregory Catholic church, St. Nazianz, May 22, 1923, and the couple moved to Sheboygan. He had been employed at the Kohler Co. until retirement and was a veteran of World War I. Mr. Brunmeier was a member of Holy Name Church, Holy Name Society and the Ushers Club of the church, apostolate of Suffering and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9150, Sheboygan. Surviving are his wife, a son, two daughters, four brothers, Frank of Sheboygan, Alfred of Newton, Elmer of Detroit and William of School Hill; two sisters, Mrs. William Holfeltz of Sheboygan and Miss Ann Brunmeier of Grafton and four grand- children. (Survivors edited for privacy) Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. March 23, 1964 P. 7


BRUNS, HERMANN From Der Nord Westen, 22 Dec 1904: Death Fri. in Portland, Oregon, of 60-yr. old Hermann Bruns, a former resident of our city. The deceased has two brothers in this county – Frank A. Bruns at Silver Lake and Charles Bruns in Town Newton; and 2 sisters – Mrs. F. Schultz here and Mrs. Meyer in Newton. The deceased visited here last summer after an absence of many years. During the Civil War he served with the 9th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment. In addition to the above named siblings, he is survived by a widow and 3 children.


BUB, ARTHUR Arthur Bub, 44, proprietor of the former Ortlieb hall and saloon about ten years ago, died at the Mayo Bros. hospital in Rochester, Minn., Wednesday evening following an operation. His body arrived at the Meiselwitz Undertaking parlors Friday. Becoming suddenly ill while on his way, to Canada with his two sons for a visit, Mr. Bub was taken to Rochester for an examination. An operation was deemed advisable, but his condition was so serious that he did not recover. Mr. Bub was born on a farm in the town of Rhine near Elkhart Lake April 27, 1882. In 1909 he was married to Miss Selma Beyer of Milwaukee. The couple lived in Plymouth for a few years, then moved to Millhome, and later came to Kiel, where Mr. Bub operated the former Ortlieb place. After remaining in Kiel for about three years, they moved to a farm southwest of New Holstein. Here Mr. Bub held an auction early this spring, and then left with his sons on the trip to Canada which he was unable to complete. Mrs. Bub preceded him in death in July, 1924. Mr. Bub is survived by two sons; Louis and Arthur; his mother, Mrs. Sara Bub of Sheboygan; three sisters, Mrs. Hy. Bruns of Sheboygan, Mrs. Otto Duex of Neillsville, and Mrs. Ferd. Kister of Neillsville; four brothers, Walter of Millhome, Roland of Sheboygan, Moritz of Milwaukee and Adolph of Milwaukee. The funeral was held from the home of his brother Walter at Millhome Monday with services at the St. John’s Evangelical church, Elkhart Lake at 2 p.m. The Rev. F. W. Zeh officiated, and burial was made in the Elkhart Lake cemetery. (no name or date of newspaper)


BUCKHOLZ, MRS. CHARLES Mrs. Charles Buckholz of 1508 Nagel Avenue died Wednesday morning at Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc, where she had been a patent three weeks. Funeral services will be at the chapel at Wisconsin memorial park, Milwaukee, the Rev. Robin Butler of First Presbyterian Church, Manitowoc, officiating and burial will be in a Milwaukee cemetery. She was born Aug. 17, 1888, at Reed City, Mich., daughter of the late Herman and Fredericka Donner. She was married to Charles Buckholz at Milwaukee Feb. 16, 1910, and the couple lived in that city until Mr. Buckholz' death in 1959, after which she moved to Manitowoc. She was a member of the Manitowoc Federation of Women's Clubs and the Jones Circle of the church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Edith) Zauner, of Manitowoc, a brother, William A. Otto, of Racine, and nieces and nephews. A brother and a sister preceded her in death. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Friday at Wisconsin Memorial Park Chapel, Milwaukee. Memorials may be sent to First Presbyterian Church, Manitowoc. Manitowoc Herald Times, July 14, 1965


BUEL, FRANK C. From Der Nord Westen, 04 Oct. 1900: Frank C. Buel, a former resident of our city and recognized as one of the earliest settlers of Manitowoc, died a short time ago in Tacoma, Wash., at age 65. He left here in 1858.


BURETTA, JOHN John Buretta, 81, native of Manitowoc, died at home at Milwaukee Sunday. Funeral services will be at 8 a.m. Wednesday at Edmund Sennig Funeral Home, Milwaukee and at 9 a.m. at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church there. Burial will be in a Milwaukee Cemetery. Mr. Buretta was a son of the late John and Mary Grizask Buretta and as a young man went to Milwaukee where he became a cigar maker. Surviving are his wife, four daughters, a son, three brothers, Stanley, Joseph and Michael, of Manitowoc; a sister, Mrs. Mary Krysak, of Rt. 3 Manitowoc, and a number of grandchildren. A son and a brother preceded him in death. Manitowoc Herald Times, October 22, 1962


BURITZ, LOUIS From Der Nord Westen, 12 June 1902: Louis Buritz from here, a member of the Life Saving Station in Baltimore, died there from extreme exhaustion following a sea rescue. The deceased was the son of local resident John Buritz and was only 36 yrs. of age.


BURMAHLN, WALTER Walter Burmahln Passes Away in California Mr. and Mrs. John Burmahln had the sad news of the death of the former's brother, Walter Burmahln of San Markus, California. Death came Sunday morning at a hospital, following an operation. Burial took place at San Markus Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Burmahln was born near Kiel on the Burmahln homestead north of here July 24, 1883. He left here in 1901 for California. He had returned to Kiel for various visits during the years past. His wife and one son preceded him in death. Survivors are: a son Carl, and daughter Betty; two sisters, Mrs. Emily Lueloff, Kiel, and Mrs. Elfrieda Gruhle, Manitowoc, and three brothers, John on the homestead farm, Clarence of San Jose, California, and Elmer of Lynchburg, Virginia. April 1956


BURTON, MRS. A. From Der Nord Westen, 06 Oct. 1904: Death in Reedsville on Sun., from a stroke, of Mrs. A. Burton, mother-in-law of Dr. Louis Falge there. The deceased was 72. The body was taken to Plymouth for burial there on Tues.


BUTLER, SARAH E. From the Manitowoc Herald, 21 Mar 1861: Miss Sarah E. Butler, teacher in Manitowoc, died in Volney, Oswego co., N.Y. She was a half sister of Anna Preston.