Manitowoc County Wisconsin
Obituaries and Death Notices

David S. Bertie
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 445; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1879 - David S. Bertie died in Manitowoc, Sept. 28th. He was a native of Dundee, Scotland, and was long a resident of Beaver Dam, where he was a deputy internal revenue collector for a number of years. He was a prominent Mason, and was greatly respected.


John Birkholtz
Source: Rapid City, S.D. (Friday, 15 Oct. 1954) contributed by Ron Flink & transcribed by Marla Zwakman

John Birkholtz Dies At 73
Funeral services for John Birkholtz, 71, who died Wednesday in a local hospital, will be held Friday at 3 p.m. in the first Baptist Church.

Officiating will be Rev. Heins Grabia and Rev. Wert Tellingthuisen with burial in Mountain View Cemetery under the direction of Hobart Funeral Home.

Birkholtz, who was born in Two Rivers, Wis., Aug. 5, 1881, came here in 1911 and was associated with Lanphere-Heinrich which later became Warren-Lamb. He spent a year here as mill foreman. Married in Deadwood Sept. 16, 1913, to Eva Morford, they went to Virginia with the Southern Lumber Company where he was superintendent for about a year.

He was foreman for the Waldorf Paper Company, St. Paul, for several years, and was also associated with the Northern Pump Company for five years before he retired. Birkholtz returned to Rapid City in 1948.

In addition to his widow, survivors include two half-brothers, Fred Roth, Somers, Mont., and Will Roth, Ladysmith, Wis., and a number of nieces and nephews.

A memorial is being established for the Heart Fund.


Rueben E. Buboltz
Source: Sheboygan Press (Friday, 14 Aug. 1970, page 12; Lorraine Markee collection; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Funeral services for Rueben E. Buboltz, 68, of Cleveland, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Balhorn Funeral Chapels.

A native of Brillion, he was born March 28, 1902.

In addition to the survivors listed in Thursday’s obituary, there are 11 grandchildren.


John Carey
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Friday, 22 June 1888; transcribed by FoFG mz

MANITOWOC, Wis., June 21. – John Carey, state senator from this country, died Tuesday night at his home at Meeme. Mr. Carey was born in Ireland April 1, 1839, came to America in 1844, located at Albany, N. Y., and came to this country in 1852. He was a county supervisor from 1862 to 1865, town clerk in 1871 and 1872, town chairman six years, chairman of the county board three years, member of the assembly in 1879 and 1880, and state senator in 1882 and 1886. He was a farmer and a prominent democrat.


Thomas Comer
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 450; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1879 - Thomas Comer died at Two Rivers, Dec. 21st, at the advanced age of ninety-two years, leaving four surviving children.


Arthur Eichhorst
Source: Herald Times Reporter (Manitowoc, Wis.) Monday, 7 Apr. 1975; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Arthur Eichhorst, 80, of Rt. 1, Greenleaf, formerly of Reedsville, died Saturday afternoon at Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. John & St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Reedsville. The Rev. Harlyn Kuschel will officiate with burial in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Wayside.

Mr. Eichhorst was born Feb. 18, 1895, at Morrison, son of the late Henry and Ida Abraham Eichhorst. He married Alma Knuth Oct. 27, 1920, at Maribel. She preceded him in death.

Survivors include a son, Eldor, of Rt. 1, Greenleaf, a daughter, Mrs. Gregory (Germaine) Taves, of Reedsville, a sister, Mrs. Albert (Martha) Wolf, of Brillion, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A sister preceded him in death.

Friends may call at Reedsville Funeral Home, Reedsville, after 4 o'clock this Monday afternoon until 10:30 a.m. Tuesday when the casket will be moved to the church where the body will lie in state until the time of service.


Ernest Eichhorst
Source: Manitowoc Herald-Times (Manitowoc, Wis.) Tuesday, 6 June 1967; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Ernest Eichhorst, 82, of Rt. 1, Greenleaf, died Sunday at Bellin Memorial Hospital, Green Bay.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Nickel Funeral Home and at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Morrison. Dr. H. R. Koch will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Eichhorst was born Oct. 29, 1884, in the Town of Morrison, son of the late Ferdinand and Louise Behrenz Eichhorst. He was a retired farmer. Survivors are six nieces and six nephews.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday.


Reuben Eichhorst
Source: Herald Times Reporter (Manitowoc, Wis.) Monday, 1 Dec. 1975; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Reuben Eichhorst. 60, of 480 Glenview St., Brillion, died Sunday at home.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church, Morrison. The Rev. Waldemar Loescher will officiate with burial in the church cemetery.

Mr. Eichhorst was born June 30, 1915, in the Town of Morrison, son of the late Fred and Anna Wierschke Eichhorst. He married Cora Degner Sept. 19, 1936, at Morrison. He had been a farmer and was employed at Ariens Co., Brillion, the past eight years. He was a director of Wayside Telephone Co. and served four years as treasurer of the Town of Maple Grove. He was a member of Way-Morr Lions Club and served as treasurer for 10 years.

Survivors include his wife, two daughters, Miss Darlene Eichhorst, of North Hollywood, Calif., and Mrs. Richard (Jill) Koropov, of Rt. 2, Brillion: three brothers, Elmer, of Rt. 2, Greenleaf, Hilbert, of Green Bay and Alfred, of Rt. 1. Greenleaf: five sisters, Mrs. Ervin (Norman) Thiesfeldt, of Green Bay, Mrs. Norbert (Adela) Liebergen and Mrs. Lester (Mildred) Koerth, of Brillion, Mrs. Norbert (Helen) Griepentrog, of Reedsville and Mrs. Clancis (Lorene) Pahl, of Maribel and two grandchildren.

Four brothers; Arthur, Leonard, Melvin and Wilmer, and a sister, Ida Stever, preceded him in death.

Friends may call at Nickel Funeral Home, Morrison, after 4 p.m. Tuesday until noon Wednesday and then at the church until the time of service.


M. Engeldinger
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 20 Mar. 1890; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

* Mat Engeldinger and wife and Mrs. Geo. Kesler went to Manitowoc, Friday, to attend the funeral of M. Engeldinger, Sr., who recently died at that place. Mr. Engeldinger was formerly a resident of this place and was much respected as an honest, upright man.


Glen Gesell
Source: newspaper unknown; dated 1984; contributed by Ron Flink and transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Glen Gesell. 40, of 2514 Lincoln Avenue, Two Rivers, died Sunday afternoon, March 11, at Home.

Funeral services were held 3 p.m. Monday at St. Luke Catholic Church, Two Rivers. The Rev. Robert Rhyner officiated with burial at Knoll wood Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Gesell was born December 31, 1943, at Two Rivers, son of the late Harry and Leona Roth Gesell Mr. Gesell was employed as a crane assembly at Manitowoc Company for the past 19 years.

Survivors include his wife, the former Barbara Teztlaff; four son, Rick, Steve, Cortis and Lance all at home; a daughter, Tammie at home; a brother, Gary Gesell of Hales Comers, Milwaukee, a sister, Mrs. Donald Boeckman of
Manitowoc.

Deja and Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers was in charge of arrangements.


Harry Gesell
Source: Newspaper unknown, dated Wednesday, 18 July 1979; contributed by Ron Flink and transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Harry Gesell. 71, of 2024 17th St., Two Rivers, died late Tuesday afternoon in Hamilton Memorial Home, Two Rivers.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in St John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Two Rivers. The Rev Martin Scheele will officiate and burial will be in Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers.

Mr. Gesell was born June 15, 1908, in Two Rivers, son of the late George and Mary Thuss Gesell He attended St. John Parochial School and Two Rivers High School. April 24, 1936, he married Leona Roth in Cleveland, Wis. Prior to his retirement in 1973, he had been employed with Paragon Electric Company for 30 years, and was a member of St. John Lutheran Mens Club.

Survivors include his wife, two sons, Gary of Hales Corners and Glen of Two Rivers; a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Diane) Boeckman of Two Rivers; three brothers, Adolph of Manitowoc, Edgar of Antigo and Clarence of Two Rivers; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Dose of Two Rivers and Mrs. Oliver Mader of Antigo and eight grandchildren. A sister preceded him in death.

Friends may call in Deja and Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and in the church after 9 a.m. Thursday until the time of service.


Leona Gesell
Source: newspaper unknown; dated 1984; contributed by Ron Flink and transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Mrs. Leona M Gesell, 76, formerly of 1014 17th St. Two Rivers, died Wednesday morning, March 7, at St Mary Home, Manitowoc.

Funeral services will be 10 a m Friday at St Luke Catholic Church. Rev. Robert Rhyner will officiate and burial will be in Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers.

Mrs Gesell was born May 6, 1907 at Two Rivers, daughter of the late Henry and Odelia Varno Roth. She attended St. Luke Parochial School and Washington High School. Mrs. Gesell was employed at Mirro Aluminum and later at Hamilton Industries working in the First Aid room at both plants. She married Harry Gesell on April 24, 1936, at Cleveland, Wis. He preceded her in death on July 17, 1979.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Mary Ann Gesell of Hales Corners, Wis. and Glen and Barbara Gesell of Two Rivers; daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Donald Boeckman of Manitowoc; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Emma Roth of Wauwatosa and nine grandchildren.

Friends may call at Deja and Martin Funeral Chapelsm Two Rivers, 5 o'clock to 9 o'clock this Thursday afternoon where a memorial service will be at 7 o'clock.


Henry William Goutcher
Source: Ladysmith newspaper (29 Jan. 1943) contributed by Ron Flink; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Passed Away at the Family Home Thursday Evening, January 21
Henry Goutcher passed away at his home in the northwest part of the city Thursday evening of last week. Deceased was past 52 years of age at the time of his passing and had been ill for several months.

Henry William Goutcher was born May 17, 1890, in Manitowoc county. When a lad he moved with his parents to the town of Beaver in that county. Here he grew to manhood.

On November 7, 1917, he was united in marriage to Hazel Roohr. Eighteen years ago he brought his family, to this community, where he had since made his home.

The survivors are: his widow, Mrs. Goutcher; five sons, Vernon, of Janesville; Harold, a corporal in the U. S. army, Camp Butner, N. C.; Irvin, a private in the United States marline corps, now on duty in the Solomon Islands; Dale and Ralph, who are at home with their mother.

Also living are the aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Goutcher, in the old home in the town of. Beaver; one sister, Mrs. Louis Scheel, in the town of Beaver; four brothers, Maynard, Minneapolis; Ray, Baraboo; Alvin, in
the town of Beaver, and Edward, whose whereabouts are unknown.

Funeral services were conducted at the McElravy funeral home Monday afternoon at l:45, Rev. Arrowood officiating. Interment was in Riverside cemetery,

Out-of-town relatives and friends attending the funeral were: Mrs. Edward Goutcher, Mrs. Louis Scheel, Alvin Goutcher, Mrs. Mary Stowe, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Roohr, Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Neuman, all from the town of Beaver, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Goutcher, Baraboo; Maynard, Minneapolis; Wm. Schultz, Unity; and John Birkholtz , Robinsdale, Minn. Two sons of the deceased, Harold and Vernon, will remain here for about a week.


J. H. Gilba
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 25 Apr. 1901; transcribed by FoFG mz

Manitowoc, Wis., April 24. – J. H. Gilba, chief engineer of the steamer Hesper, died here early yesterday of pneumonia. He was 57 years of age and leaves a wife and daughter, who reside in Chicago. He was a member of the Masons and Maccabees. The remains were today sent to Ogdensburg, N. Y., for burial.


Roy E. Griepentrog
Manitowoc Herald-Times (Manitowoc, Wis.) Monday, 2 Aug. 1965; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Roy E. Griepentrog, M, of 744 S. 26th St., Manitowoc, died Monday morning at Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc, of complications from a broken finger received in a Softball game about a week ago. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church, Wayside, the Rev. B. C. Gumz of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Manitowoc, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Griepentrog was born June 17, 1939, in the Town of Holland, Brown County, son of Norbert and Helen Eichhorst Griepentrog. He attended Wayside Zion Lutheran Parochial School, was a 1957 graduate of Reedsville High School and attended Carroll College, Waukesha. He was active in athletics both in high school and college. He married lone Gruening Dec. 26, 1960, and after the marriage the couple lived at Reedsville two years and since then at Manitowoc. He was employed at Invincible Metal Furniture Co., and was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Gregory; a daughter, Swen, at home; his parents, of Wayside, two brothers, Roland and Glenn, of Wayside, a sister, Mrs. Wallace Piepenburg, of Reedsville, and nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at Schwartz Funeral Home, Morrison, after 3 p.m. Tuesday until 11 a.m. Wednesday and then at the church. Memorials will be appreciated.


Mrs. Henry Hansen
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (25 Jan. 1900) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Two Rivers, Wis., Jan. 22. – Mrs. Henry Hansen, a well-known resident of this city and wife of ex-City Treasurer Hy. Hansen died at her home on the south side after a lingering illness. She was 55 years of age and had been a resident of this city for the past thirty years. She is survived by a husband and family.


John Hansen
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 1 Jan. 1903; transcribed by FoFG mz

Manitowoc, Wis., Dec. 29. – John Hansen, who for forty-six years had lived a life of recluse in a hut on the shores of Lake Michigan, died at St. Mary’s Hospital this morning at the age of 82 years. Hansen is familiarly known as “Fisherman John,” having engaged in fishing since his arrival here. For two years past he had been cared for at the hospital and had been in very feeble health as a result of injuries inflicted upon him in an assault by three men to force an entrance into his hut and after pounding the man to insensibility robbed him of the savings of years, secreted in a trunk, and with which he planned to return to his native country, Norway. Hansen was found bound to his bed a few days later and since that time has never recovered. The police have never succeeded in unearthing the thieves. Hansen had no known relatives.


Charles Haverland
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (18 Oct. 1900) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Manitowoc, Wis., Oct. 16. – Charles Haverland, for many years a resident of this city, died at his home several miles from this city. Mr. Haverland for many years conducted the Central house here. He was 77 years old and is survived by his wife.


Lars Henrichson
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 12 Nov. 1899; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Lars Henrichson, a well-known resident of Two Rivers, died after a lingering illness. He was born in Denmark sixty-four years ago, coming to Two Rivers in 1871. He has resided here since. He is survived by his wife and a family of grown-up children.


Frank John Horner
Source: Marathon County Register (Unity, Marathon County, Wis.) Friday, 8 Aug. 1952; contributed by Ron Flink & transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 P.M. at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, South Green Grove, for Frank John Horner, 93, who passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield, Sunday, August 3 of a heart attack and old age complications.

The Rev. Paul Dietz officiated at the services and burial was made in the Beaver cemetery.

Mr. Horner was born January 9, 1859 at Two Rivers. He came to Clark County when 18 years of age and lived in the township of Beaver for 75 years. He was making his home with his son, Charles and family at the time of his death.

He was married April 17, 1883 to Mina Meinholdt of Greenwood. Her death occurred 27 years ago.

Surviving are three sons, Charles, Unity; Edward, Owen; and Herman, Ypsilanti, Mich.; and four daughters, Mrs. Dave Pepin, Mrs. Chauncey Johnson, Mrs. Clarence Taylor and Miss Emma Horner, all of California. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Mrs. John Miller, preceded him in death, also 2 sons and 2 daughters, who died in infancy.


John P. Hume
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 487; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1881 - John P, Hume died at Chilton, Aug. 23d, in his forty-third year. He was born in Kings County, Ireland, June 11th, 1836; settled in Manitowoc in 1852, where he learned the printer's trade. In 1857, he established the Chilton “Times,” which he continued to publish as long as he lived. In the fall of 1858 he was chosen circuit clerk, which he filled for twenty years. He was one of Nature's nobleman.


Benjamin Jones
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 486; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1881 - Benjamin Jones died at Manitowoc, August 11th, in the eighty-seventh year of his age. He was born in Massachusetts, January 24, 1795; his father early removed to New York. The son served during the whole of the war of 1812-15. In 1833, he removed to Chicago, and, in June, 1836, he became the founder of Manitowoc, purchasing about 2,000 acres of land in that locality, and near there, and exerted himself to build up the town, of which he was the foster-father. He lost upwards of $100,000 in the effort to establish the Lake Michigan and Mississippi Railroad. He was a leader in every public improvement and every worthy charity.


Timothy Kirwan
Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (29 Dec. 1898) submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Manitowoc, Wis., Dec. 29 (Special) Timothy Kirwan, son of Judge and Mrs. Michael Kirwan, passed away at the home of his parents on North Eighth street yesterday morning at the age of 31 years. The deceased had been ill with consumption for nearly two years and was obliged to give up his position in Milwaukee on account of failing health. He was a young man of more than ordinary intelligence and possessed qualities of mind and heart which won him friends wherever he went. The funeral services will be held from his late home tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.


Jeffrey Klein
Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Thursday, 3 Aug. 1972, page 6; Lorraine Markee collection; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

The death of a Manitowoc County youth today brought Wisconsin’s 1972 traffic fatality toll to 622, compared with 583 on this date a year ago.

Jeffrey Klein, 12, of rural Two Rivers, died this morning when he was struck by a car on Manitowoc County Trunk D near his home, about two miles west of Two Rivers. Authorities said the boy was crossing the road to board a bus.


Lester Koerth
Herald Times Reporter (Manitowoc, Wis.) Saturday, 9 June 1973; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Lester F. Koerth, 53, of Rt. 1, Brillion, died Friday at home.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Wieting Funeral Home, Brillion. The Rev. Calmer Overlien will officiate and burial will be in Community Cemetery, Brillion.

Mr. Koerth was born June 28, 1919, at Manitowoc, son of the late John Koerth and Lillian Koerth. He married Mildred Eichhorst Feb. 22, 1941, at Morrison. He was a member of the Rural United Methodist Church, Brillion.

Survivors include his wife, two sons, Darwin (Skip), of California and Larry, at home, five daughters, Mrs Kenneth (Sandra) Schisel and Mrs. David (Kathy) Les Monde, of Manitowoc, Mrs. Gary (Bonnie) Torsch, of Reedsville, Misses Terrie and Vickie, at home: a brother, John, of West Bend; a sister, Mrs. Walter (Phyllis) Ackerman, of Neenah; his mother, of Oshkosh and six grandchildren. His father preceded him in death.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Sunday until the hour of service Monday.


Martin Kohn
Source: dated 17 Apr. 1928; submitted by David Lang

Veteran Dies Today At Home In Manitowoc
Martin Kohn, aged 88, former Sheboygan county Civil War veteran, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Lang, at Manitowoc at 5am today.

Mr. Kohn was born in Germany October 22, 1840, and came to the United States at the age of 20. He was married in January 1866 to Miss Margaret Wagner of Centerville, who preceded him in death. He is survived by four children, Mrs. John Bartzen of Butte Mt., Jacob Kohn of Milwaukee, Mrs. John Lang of Manitowoc, Mrs. Robert Gunz of Milwaukee and one brother Edward Kohn of Centerville. Five other children survive.

Enlisting for service with the Union Army on August 20 1862, Mr. Kohn was assigned to Company H, 26th Wisconsin Infantry and saw active participation throughout the war. His regiment went through the Battle of Gettysberg and many other battles He was severely wounded at the Battle of Reseca, receiving five bullets at one time.

Funeral services will be held at St. Pauls Catholic Church Manitowoc, Monday, at 9 a.m. and burial will be made in North Side Cemetery.


Eunice Krizizke
Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Tuesday, 9 June 1981, page 15; Lorraine Markee collection; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Death here
Mrs. Edwin (Eunice M.) Krizizke, 81, of 2312 43rd St., Two Rivers, died at 2 a.m. today at St. Joseph’s Hospital; admitted May 18.


Helen Krueger
Source: unknown newspaper; contributed by Ron Flink & transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Helen Krueger of 2131 Roosevelt Ave., Two Rivers, died this morning, October 26, 1992, at Two Rivers Community Hospital.

Funeral services are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Deja and Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers.


Alvin M. Kuehnau
Source: Manitowoc Herald-Times (Manitowoc, Wis.) Friday, 3 Nov. 1950; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Funeral services for Alvin M. Kuehnau, 62, who died suddenly of a heart attack at his home at 1421 Hawthorne avenue, Two Rivers Wednesday afternoon, will be held at the Hanson and Onion funeral home, Marinette, at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon. Burial will be in Forest Home cemetery in that city.

The body of Mr. Kuehnau, who had been in failing health for the past month, was removed to Marinette from the Klein and Stangel Inc. funeral home, Two Rivers, Thursday afternoon.

Born in Marinette county in 1888, Mr. Kuehnau resided in that county until nine years ago when he and his wife came to Two Rivers. He had been an employee of the Eggers Plywood and Veneer company since.

Surviving are his wife, the former Laddy Peanasky of Marinette, whom he married in 1930. He leaves four sons and two daughters by a previous marriage.


Ida Molle
Source: Marathon County Register (Unity, Marathon County, Wis.) Thursday, 15 Mar. 1946; contributed by Ron Flink& trannscribed by Marla Zwakman

Mrs. Ida Molle Laid To Rest
Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon, Mar. 13 for Mrs. Ida Molle, 78 who passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Toltzman, at 6:30 Saturday evening from old age complications.

Rev. A. J. Olson officiated at the 1 o’clock service at the Toltzman home and at the 2 o’clock service at Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial was made in the Town of Beaver.

Mrs. Molle was born at Kiel, April 28, 1867, and was married at Green Grove July 19, 1889, to Charles Molle, who died Jan. 2, 1939. She was the former Ida Newman, daughter of the late Fred and Caroline Newman.

Mrs. Molle lived on a farm in the Town of Unity for many years and then lived in the village for several years before the death of her husband. Since then she has lived with her children.

Surviving are five children, Mrs. Leo (Ella) DuVall, Town of Colby; Herman Molle, Mrs. William (Leona) Toltzman, and Mrs. Otto (Ruth) Schultz, all of the Town of Unity; and Mrs. Hugh (Irene) Darton, Town of Beaver. Two children, Reuben and Ida preceded her in death.

There are 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.


Sister M. Patricia
Source: The Wichita Daily Eagle, Wichita, Kan., April 1, 1890, front page; transcribed by Peggy Thompson 

Died on Her Home Journey
Chicago, Ill., March 31 - After years of suffering, Sister M. Patricia, of Pacific, Mo., died this morning in a railway depot in this city of consumption. She was on her way to her old home at the Silver Lake convent at Mainotwa, Wis. She was accompanied by another sister, but the fatigue of the journey was too great and she passed away soon after reaching this city. Her remains were taken to Mainotwa for burial.


Mrs. Amos Pfefferle
Source: Marshfield Times (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Friday, 26 Nov. 1897; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Mrs. Amos Pfefferle, a lady much thought of, died very suddenly at her home in Hewitt last Friday. A little babe three weeks old and a sorrowing husband survive her. The body was taken to Naxiens, Manitowoc county, last Saturday for burial. Mrs. Pfefferle was a sister to Mrs. John Casper of this city.


Death of Hon. John Milton Read
Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Dane Co. Wis.) 15 Mar. 1881 - Sub. by Marla Zwakman

On Wednesday evening, the 9th inst., John Milton Read, of Kewaunee, died in the 39th year of his age. Mr. Read was elected, last fall, a member of the Assembly, but owing to ill health he resigned the position before the session began, and went south in the hope of improvement. Finding no relief, he started for home, and reached as far as Louisville, Kentucky, of which city he was a native, born November 3, 1842, and there he breathed his last. His wife was with him doing all that a wife could do for his comfort. Mr. Read was a most excellent man, and had several warm friends in this city. He was a printer by trade, and was an employee in the STATE JOURNAL office in 1861, and from it enlisted in the 14th regiment, with which he remained till the close of the war, serving as private, sergeant major, adjutant, and assistant adjutant general of the brigade. He participated in the battle of Shiloh, Corinth, Nashville, the assault on Vicksburg, in the Red River campaign, and in the movements around Mobile; and was wounded at Vicksburg and the Spanish Fort, and taken prisoner at Corinth. He settled in Wisconsin in 1847, at Milwaukee, removing the following year to Manitowoc. After the close of the war, he went to Missouri and engaged for a short time in the publishing business, but returned to Manitowoc in 1867, and settled at Kewaunee in 1868. He has served as county superintendent two terms. During the years 1874 and 1875, he served in the State Senate, where he was esteemed as an industrious and useful member. He was ever ready to perform his duty in whatever capacity he was called to serve; and was a good citizen, whose death will be deeply deplored by his many friends in the State.


Ricker
Source: Weekly Wisconsin Patriot (Madison, WI) Saturday, 12 Aug. 1854; transcribed by FoFG mz

Judge Ricker, one of the most valued citizens of Manitowoc, died on Friday last. He leaves a wife and two children. He was only 33 years old.


Jacob Roemer
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 20 Mar. 1902; transcribed by FoFG mz

Manitowoc, Wis., March 19. – Jacob Roemer, senior member of the Rand & Roemer wholesale hardware company, died at 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon at his home on South Eighth street in this city after an illness of two weeks. Death was caused by pneumonia. Mr. Roemer was born in Croev, Germany, August 26, 1839, and when only 12 years of age came to this city in company with his father and has always made his home here since. October 15, 1865, he was married to Miss Catherine Hesse, and four years after her death in 1885, he married Mrs. Kirscher, his present wife, who survives him. Beside the wife, seven children survive. They are the Misses Anna, Olive and Theodore and Charles and Richard Roemer, Mrs. J. H. Stachle and Mrs. Joseph Kucera, all of this city.


Louis E. Rogers
Source: Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter (Monday, 31 Oct. 1977) contributed by Ron Flink & transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Louis E. Rogers, 71, of 1612 Marshall St., Manitowoc, died late Sunday evening in Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in Schneider-Mittnacht Funeral Home, and 10:30. a.m. in St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Theodore Hendricks will officiate and burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Alverno.

Mr. Rogers was born Nov. 20, 1905, in Goshen, Ind., son of the late John and Mary Grossaint Rogers. He was educated in Goshen area schools and married Genevieve Helmke June 29, 1935, in Stratford, Wis. He was a steamfitter and welder for George Rutherford Co. for 25 years, retiring in 1971. He was an honorary member of Holy Name Society of St. Joseph Parish in Alverno, a member of St. Boniface Parish, Manitowoc, Eagles Aerie 706, Senior Citizens and Steam Fitters and Plumbers Union Local 298.

Survivors include his wife, four sons and three daughters-in-law, Louis Jr. and Elaine of Cato, Gerald and Judy of Two Rivers, Allan and Vicki of Concord, Calif., and Michael of Manitowoc; three daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen and Chris Holdorf of St. Nazianz, Nancy and Glen Denfeld of Two Rivers and Marilyn Rogers of Manitowoc; a brother, John of Wisconsin Rapids; a sister, Mrs. Ira (Isabel) Whipple of Horicon; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Marie Helmke of Stratford and 15 grandchildren. Two brothers preceded him in death.

Friends may call in Schneider-Mittnacht Funeral Home.


Ephrem Roth
Source: Manitowoc Herald Times (Saturday, 7 Apr. 1962) contributed by Ron Flink & transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Ephrem Roth, 64, of 3955 N. 17th St., Milwaukee, a native of Two Rivers and brother of Mrs. Harry Gesell of 1014 17th St., Two Rivers, died early Friday morning at St. Joseph Hospital, Milwaukee, where he had been a patient five weeks.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Gospel Evangelical Lutheran Church, W. Capitol Drive and N. 16th St., Milwaukee. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Milwaukee.

Ephrem Roth was born May 3, 1997, at Two Rivers, son of the late Henry and Odcha Varno Roth. In his earlier years he was employed at Hamilton Mfg. Co., Two Rivers, and served in the Army at Camp Custer, Battle Creek, Mich. In World War II. When he was 21 he moved to Milwaukee where he had been residing since and where during the entire period he was a maintenance man with the Milwaukee Public Works Dept.

Surviving Mr. Roth besides the sister are his wife, the former Emma Gallow, whom he married at Milwaukee Sept. 5, 1925: and a son, Gerald.

Friends may call at Franzen-Jung-Kaufman Funeral Home at 4211 N. 78th St., Milwaukee after 2 p m Sunday until 11:30 a.m. Monday when the casket will be taken to the church where the body will he in state until the time of service.


Henry Roth
Source: Manitowoc Herald (Wednesday, 10 May 1933) contributed by Ron Flink; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Henry Roth, 61, the man who furnished thousands of cedar floats to commercial fishermen of Two Rivers and neighboring fishing ports before the advent of the aluminum floats, is dead.

Mr. Roth died at his home at 1014 17th street at 4:30 Tuesday afternoon, after being confined to his bed for the past two weeks. He had been in ill health for the past nine years, suffering with heart trouble.

Funeral Service Saturday Funeral services will be held from St. Luke's Catholic church at nine o'clock Saturday, with the Rev. Father O. V. Hugo officiating . Interment will be in Calvary cemetery. The remains can be viewed at the Weibusch & Klein funeral home, and will be taken to the home at 10 o'clock Thursday morning.

Mr. Roth was a life long resident of the county and was born in the town of Two Creeks. August 13, 1873. The oldest of a large family, Mr. Roth operated the farm of his parents until he was 34 years old, when he came to Two Rivera to make his home. He was married here 38 years ago, May 19 to Miss Odella Varano, a native of this city , who survives him.

Widow Survives
When Mr. Roth came to Two Rivers he was employed for several years at the Aluminum company, and later became engaged in fishing. While in the fishing Industry Mr. Roth branched out into the manufacture of cedar fish floats and erected a shop in the rear of his home. In 1919 he disposed of his business to his brother, William Roth at Unity. Wis., who is continuing the business. Besides his widow he leaves a daughter, Leona, at home and a son, Ephriam of Milwaukee, and a sister, Mrs. Edward Goutchler of Unity, and two brothers, Fred of Frazier, Montana, and William of Unity, and a half brother, John Blrkholtz of St Paul, Minn.

Mr. Roth was a member of the Modern Woodmen lodge for many years, and was an ardent sheephead enthusiast taking part in many of the tournaments in this vicinity.


Odelia Roth
Source: Manitowoc Herald (Saturday, 3 Feb. 1962) contributed by Ron Flink; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Mrs. Odelia Roth. 85, of 1014 17th St. Two Rivers, widow of Henry
Roth who pioneered in the manufacture of cedar fish floats for commercial fishing firms a half century ago, died at a Manitowoc hospital Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be at 9:30 a m. Tuesday at Deja and Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers and at 10 a m at St. Luke Catholic Church, Two Rivers, the Rev. H. J. Schmitz officiating Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Two Rivers.

Mrs. Roth, nee Odella Varno, was born at Two Rivers March 30, 1876, a daughter of the late Paul and Mary Greenwood Varno. In 1896 she was married at St. Luke Church to Henry Roth, who operated a fish float plant in
the rear of the home on 17th Street. Two Rivers He preceded her in death 20 years ago. She was a longtime member of the Altar Society of St. Luke parish.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Harry Gesell, of Two Rivers, a son, Ephraim, of Milwaukee: a sister, Mrs. Archie Gloe, of Two Rivers, and four grandchildren.

Friends may call at the funeral chapels after 3 p.m. Monday where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.


William Charles Roth
Source: Ladysmith, Rusk Co. Wis. (Thursday, 27 Jan. 1955) contributed by Ron Flink and transcribed by Marla Zwakman

William C. Roth, 77-year-old retired Ladysmith carpenter was found dead at 5:45 p. m. Tuesday near the Soo Line tracks, a short distance from his home on highway 27 in the north part of the city. Coroner Charles McElravy said death was due to natural causes, apparently a heart attack.

The body was found by a son, Willard, who had gone to look for his father when he failed to arrive home at the usual time Tuesday afternoon.

A man of methodical habits, Mr. Roth always returned from downtown shopping or visiting at about 4:30 p.m. His wife, Edna, became alarmed when he did not arrive and when Willard came home he set out along the path Mr. Roth traveled going to or from town, which led from 27 across a lot near the Gedney pickle warehouse to the railroad tracks.

Willard found his father lying face clown in the snow about 40 yards from the tracks, still clutching the package he had carried from town. Death appeared to have been instantaneous.

Mr. Roth had been in good health for his years and his sudden death was a shock to the family.

The body was taken to the McElravy funeral home and services will be held there Friday at 2 p.m. Rev R. F. Halberg will officiate, with burial to be made in Riverside cemetery.

William Charles Roth was born in Mishicott, Manitowoc county, June 15, 1867 He grew to manhood there, later moving to Clark county, where he lived for a time with his mother. His marriage to Edna Pokel took place at Owen July 31, 1909. They moved to Ladysmith Sept. 20, 1911, and resided since that time in a home Mr. Roth built along highway 27.

A carpenter by trade, Mr. Roth helped construct many buildings in and around Ladysmith during boom construction days. He built the coal docks at the Soo yards near where his death occurred. He was a member of the Methodist church.

Surviving besides the wife are two sons, Kenneth, Ladysmith, and Willard, at home; two daughters. Evelyn Roth Baraboo, and Beatrice Keller, Ladysmith, and a brother, Fred Roth, Havre, Mont. A son, John, died Aug. 23, 1923. A brother, half-brother and sister also preceded him in death.


Henry Schuette Jr. 
Source: Marathon County Register (Unity, Marathon County, Wis.) Friday, 9 Dec. 1949; contributed by Ron Flink & transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Henry Schuette Jr. was born in the Town of Kossuth, Manitowoc County, December 1, 1897, and came with his parents to the Town of Beaver in 1910 and engaged in farming. A few years ago he went to Braddock, N. D. and farmed.

He passed away in a hospital at Bismark, N. D. on Saturday, November 26, 1949. Funeral services were held at the Lulloff Funeral Home at Colby on Sunday, December 4 at 1:30 p.m. He was laid to rest in the Town of Beaver cemetery. The Rev. Otto Hoffman officiated.

He is survived by his father, Henry Sr., of Owen; four brothers, Walter, Neenah; Hugo, Unity; Arthur, Loyal; and Edwin, Kaukauna. His mother, ? brothers and 1 sister preceded him in death.

The pallbearers were Ernest, Albert and Henry Molle, Ed Knecht, Elmer Schuette and Alvin Gautscher.

People from out-of-town who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Carl Zarnsdorf, Henry Schuette Sr., Owen; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Klozinski, Mr. John Knecht and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur H. Schuette, Loyal; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schuette, Darwin and Audrey and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Schuette, Neenah; Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Schuette, Kaukauna; Maynard Schuette, Bismark, N. D.; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schuette Jr., Janesville; Mr. and Mrs. Orville Schuette and Jean, and Miss Beatrice Schuette, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Schlinsog and son, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Schlinsog, Granton; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dalhlke, Johnnie Kolinchuck, Boyd; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Schuette, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Schwarze, Greenwood.


Joseph S. Senecal
Source: Herald Times Reporter June 5, 2001; contributed by Ron Flink & transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Joseph S. Senecal, age 64, a resident of the Manitowoc Health Care Center, Manitowoc, died Sunday, June 3, 2001 at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc.

Private family funeral services will be held at the Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home, Thursday, June 7, 2001. Deacon Paul Kieffer will officiate. Burial of his cremains will be in Evergreen Cemetery at a later date.

Joe was born in Ithaca, New York, May 22, 1937. His parents were the late George and Marie Wigand Senecal. On April 24, 1967 he married Adeline N. O'Leary in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was employed for many years at Gray Iron Foundry as a coremaker. His favorite pastime was fishing.

(beginning of this paragraph missing from newspaper page) children, Karen O’Leary of Manitowoc, Ken (Linda) O'Leary of Valders; a step daughter-in-law, Carolyn O'Leary of Manitowoc; six stepgrandchildren, Cher (Edward) Van Ess of Whitelaw, Jody Schindler, Jim (Gretchen) O'Leary, Shannon O'Leary, Katie O'Leary, Tiki O'Leary, all of Manitowoc; three step-great grandchildren, Sarah. Elizabeth, and Mindy; his sister Mary (John) Livingston. Spokane, Washington; also other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and a step-son. Thomas O'Leary.

Friends may call at the Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home, Wednesday. 6-8 p.m.


Gertrude Sibree
Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 447; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1879 - Miss Gertrude Sibree, of Manitowoc, died at Peshtigo, Oct.17th, at the age of twenty-five years. She was a successful teacher, and a remarkably accomplished and lovely woman.


Mrs. Soulak
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (18 Oct. 1900) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Manitowoc, Wis., Oct. 16. – Mrs. Soulak of Branch, who the doctors think was suffering from the glanders, died.
 


Ida Stever
Manitowoc Herald-Times (Manitowoc, Wis.) Wednesday, 2 Oct. 1968; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Mrs. Henry Stever, 66, of 2209 13th St., Two Rivers, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at her home Wednesday morning.

Funeral services will be at 2 a.m. Saturday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Rev Edward Stelter officiating. Burial will be in Knollwood Memorial Gardens, Town of Kossuth.

Mrs. Stever, nee Ida Eichhorst, was born Oct. 13, 1901, at Neva, Brown County, a daughter of the late Fred and Anna Wierschke Eichhorst. She attended the Morrison Grade School. She was married May 20, 1925, to Henry Stever at Morrison.

A member of St. John Ladies Society, she also was a member of the Sewing Club of the congregation.

Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Alvin, of Manitowoc; five sisters, Mrs. Erwin Thiesfeldt of Green Bay, Mrs. Norbert Griepentrog and Mrs. Norbert Liebergen of Wayside, Mrs. Clancis Pahl of Maribel and Mrs. Lester Koerth of Brillion; six brothers, Elmer of Greenleaf, Reuben of Brillion, Hilbert of De Pere, Wilmer and Alfred of Morrison and Melvin Eichhorst of Lark, and three grandchildren Two brothers preceded her in death.

Friends may call at Deja and Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, after 3 p.m. Friday until until the time of services.


Emma Svec
Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Mar. 1958; contributed by Ron Flink & transcribed by Marla Zwakman

STRATFORD – Mrs. John Svec, 77, town of Eau Pleine resident, died Thursday at the Bethel Convalescent Home at Arpin after a two-year illness. She had been a patient there since December.

Funeral services will be at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in March Rapids, where the body will lie in state from 11 a.m. that day until the time of services. Beginning Saturday afternoon friends may call at the Sauter Funeral Home here.

The Rev. Alfred Pautsch, pastor, will officiate at the final rites. Committal will take place in the town of Brighton cemetery.

Mrs. Svec was born Emma Berger Jan. 25, 1881, in Manitowoc county. She and Mr. Svec were married in Chicago in 1903. He died Jan. 25, 1952. Until moving to Bethel, Mrs. Svec had live in Eau Pleine township for 41 years.

She is survived by two sons, Ervin, town of Eau Pleine, and John, Oak Park, Ill.; three daughters, Mrs. Alfred (Beatrice) Farr, Mundelein, Ill., Mrs. Earl (Emma) Kaeser, Tomahawk, and Mrs. Albert (Georgianna) Nylen, Wausau; one sister, Mrs. Frank Opichka, Wausau; three brothers, Emil of Maribel, Frank of Whitelaw and Anton of Manitowoc; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

*** Note: Emma died 21 Mar. 1958


Elmer Swensen
Source: Sheboygan Press – Saturday, 2 Feb. 1952; MZ, submitted by a FoFG

Elmer Swensen, 66, Town Eaton farmer, died Friday morning at the Holy Name hospital in Manitowoc following a lingering illness.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon at the West Valders Lutheran church. The Rev. N. A. Bernsten will officiate. Burial is scheduled for the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the Berge Funeral home at Valders from Sunday noon until the time of rites.

Born on April 3, 1885, in Eaton, he was a lifelong resident of that area. He married Emma Freimuth in 1926.

Survivors include a daughter, Grace, and a son, Donald, both at home; and four brothers, Olean and Ernest of Manitowoc, Arnold of Sheboygan, and Emil of Two Rivers.


James Swiertz
Source: Herald Times Reporter June 5, 2001; contributed by Ron Flink & transcribed by Marla Zwakman

(the beginning of the obit was cut off and not available at the time of transcription)
Menasha, Thomas (late Constance), Neenah; James (Judy) Lake Havasue, Ariz.: Peter (Lynn), Menasha; two sisters Patricia (Lyle) McGlin, Appleton, and Barbara (Donald) Hungert, Hortonville; numerous other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Julian, Walter Jr., and Michael Swiertz; and one sister Susie Swiertz.

Friends and relatives may call on Tuesday, June 5, 2001 (today) from 4 to 8 p.m. at Knutson/Cotter Funeral Home, 546 County Highway R, Denmark.
Visitation will continue on Wednesday, June 6, .2001 from 12 noon until the time of services at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 435 Wisconsin Ave., Denmark. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. at the church with Reverend Jay Kamrath officiating. Interment will be at Knollwood Cemetery, Manitowoc.


Anna Taylor
Source: Two Rivers Wis. Newspaper dated Tuesday, 20 Nov. 1900; contributed by Ron Flink & transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Anna Ford was born 1829, February 14th, in a farm home about nine miles from Montreal, in what is now the Province of Quebec, Canada. About 1850 the family—which was of Scotch-Irish origin—removed to Essex county, New York. There Miss Ford was married 1853, June 3rd, to George Taylor. They removed to Wisconsin in 1855, arriving at Two Rivers on the 15th of September. One child, William, was born in New York. Their second child, George, born 1856, March 14th, died September 14th of that same year. Other children are Margaret, now the wife of James Harvey Elliott, of Elderon,
Wisconsin; John George, of Wittenberg; David, of Glen Flora; Sarah, now the wife of Bert J . Roper, of Wittenberg; Joseph Samuel, of Elderon; Robert Henry and Benjamin Stewart, both of the town of Two Creeks.

Mrs. Taylor was a woman whose character was marked by decision, energy and helpfulness. Her life was one of Industry and service. Her home showed the oversight and labor of the good housekeeper. She shared with her neighbors the care of their sick and in such care for one of her own family she spent her own last days of strength. She was a warm-hearted friend, a faithful wife self-sacrificing mother. From children she received in her last illness such care as she had often given. Undemonstrative in her religion, she yet showed In many ways her sincerity.

Mrs. Taylor died on Wednesday, November 7th, 1900. Funeral services were held on the following Friday in the “Endeavor” home, town of Two Creeks. The burial was at Two Rivers.


Emily Taylor
Source: Two Rivers Wis. Newspaper dated Saturday evening, 27 Nov. 1945; contributed by Ron Flink & transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Mrs. George Taylor, 73, 2211 Jackson street, died this morning at the Municipal hospital where she had been a patient for the past three weeks.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Grace Congregational church, Rev. Donald Mills officiating. Burial will be in Pioneers’ Rest cemetery. The body may be viewed at the Klein and Stangel, Inc., funeral home from Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

Mrs. Taylor, nee Emily Johnson, was the daughter of Halvor and Sarah Mickelson Johnson and was born on the farm home of her parents in the town of Two Creeks, March 20, 1870.

On Dec. 27, 1888 she married George Taylor at Two Creeks and the couple settled on a farm in the town, remaining there until Mr. Taylor’s retirement from farming five years ago, when they moved to Two Rivers.

Mrs. Taylor was a member of the Fellowship Circle of the Grace Congregational church here.

Surviving besides the husband are three sons, William of Milwaukee, Oscar of Twin Falls, Idaho, Harold on the home farm in the town of Two Creeks; two daughters, Mrs. George Leavitt of Gretz, Neb., and Mrs. Ferdinand Strutz of Appleton.

There are 15 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Also surviving are two brothers, Halvor Johnson of this city, Olaf Johnson of Bismark, N. D., and two sisters, Mrs. Emil Benesh of Bismark, N.D., and Mrs. Charles McGoon, of Des Plaines, Ill.


Gladys A. Taylor
Source: Herald Times Reporter June 5, 2001; contributed by Ron Flink & transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Gladys A. Taylor, age 93, a resident of Wisteria Haus, Two Rivers, formerly of Two Creeks, died Sunday, June 3, 2001, at Wisteria Haus.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 8, 2001, at Grace Congregational Church, Two Rivers. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Kim Henning, pastor. Burial will take place at Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers.

Gladys was born Aug. 7, 1907, in the town of Two Creeks daughter of the late Fred and Wilhelmina Gierke Strutz. She graduated from Washington High School with the class of 1925. Gladys then attended County Normal School in Manitowoc. On Aug. 10, 1927, she married Harold G. Taylor at St. John's Lutheran Church, Two Creeks. He preceded her in death on Oct. 25, 1992. Gladys was a school teacher at Rangeline School in the town of Two Rivers. She was a lifelong member of Grace Congregational Church and also a member of the Mishicot Senior Citizens.

Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Jane and Robert Allie, Two Rivers; Diane and Jack Weber, Mishicot; and Nancy and Gary Rabas, Denmark; three sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Barbara Taylor, town of Two Rivers; James and Joan Taylor, town of Two Rivers; and George and Genevieve Taylor, town of Two Creeks; 28 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Gladys is also survived one daughter-in-law, Darlene (Edward) VanderBloomen, Mishicot, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by one son, Robert; a daughter-in-law, Mary Taylor; and two brothers,
Wallace and Fredrick Strutz.

Friends may call at Klein & Stangel Funeral Home on Thursday evening from 5 until 8 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Friday morning from 10 until the time of service at 11 a.m.

Mom will be greatly missed by all her family and friends who loved her very much.

The family would like to thank Wendy from the NVA. Hospice Care, Dr. Hester and all those who look wonderful care of mom at the Wisteria Haus.


Harold G. Taylor
Source: unknown newspaper; contributed by Ron Flink & transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Harold G. Taylor age 58 of 12022 Meyer Rd. Two Rivers, died Sunday, October 25, 1992, at the Two Rivers Community Hospital.

Funeral services will held Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. at the Grace Congregational Church, in Two Rivers. Officiating the service will be the Rev. Kim Henning with burial to follow in the Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers.

He was born February 27, 1904 in the Town of Two Creeks , son of the late George and Emily Johnson Taylor He married the former Gladys A Strutz on August 10, 1927 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Two Creeks. Mr. Taylor farmed all his life in the Town of Two Creeks retiring 25 years ago and was a life long member of the Grace Congregational Church, Two Rivers.

Survivors include his wife Gladys Taylor, Two Rivers; three sons and three daughters-in-law, Donald and Mary Taylor, Kewanunee County, James and Joan Taylor, Two Rivers, George and Genevieve Taylor, Two Rivers, three daughters and three sons-in-law, Jane and Robert Allie, Two Rivers, Diane and John Weber, Mishicot, Nancy and Gary Rabas, Luxemberg; a daughter-in-law, Darlene and Ed Vander Blomen, Mishicot; 28 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive He was preceded in death by a son Robert, two brothers and two sisters.

Friends may call at the Klein and Stangel Funeral Home Tuesday evening from 5 until 8 p m. ad Wednesday morning at the Grace Congregational Church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to the Grace Congregational Church, Two Rivers.


Sarah Jane Taylor
Source: Review Reporter (Saturday, 27 Mar. 1904) Two Creeks News; contributed by Ron Flink & transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Mrs. Sarah Jane Taylor, widow of the late William Taylor, died at the home of her son Henry Taylor on March 19, of the infirmities of old age. She was a resident of this town for over fifty years and was born on February 2, 1828 in Carlow County, Ireland. She had a wide circle of friends and was greatly respected by all who knew him. The remains were followed to Two Rivers for interment by a large number of friends, Rev. J. N. Davidson of Green Lake conducted the funeral services.


William Taylor
Source: Manitowoc County
Chronicle (Two Rivers, Wis.) Tuesday, 14 Mar. 1899 ; contributed by Ron Flink & transcribed by Marla Zwakman

TAYLOR: — At his home in the town of Two Creeks, March 10, 1899, William Taylor, aged 75 years.
Deceased was born in county Armagh, Ireland, on January 22, 1824. When a young man he came to this country and, after engaging in steamboating for a few years, he settled upon a tract of government land in what is now the township of
Two Creeks. This tract of land was, when he settled upon it, a part of an unbroken wilderness which covered that portion of Wisconsin bordering upon lake Michigan, but which has been transformed, through his industry diligence and thrift, into one of the finest farms in the state. He was one of the first settlers in the northern portion of Manitowoc county and was one of our best known and most highly esteemed citizens. He was a devoted husband, a loving parent and a kind and obliging neighbor. His illness, which ended in his death, was long and painful, but he endured his sufferings with patient, christian fortitude. His funeral services took place in the little church he helped to build upon a plot of land which he donated for the purpose, Rev. J. N. Davidson  of this city conducting the same. He leaves a sorrowing wife and two sons to mourn his death. His remains were interred in the public cemetery at this place.


Mary Platt Vilas
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 10 Jan. 1901; transcribed by FoFG mz

Manitowoc, Wis., Jan. 9. – Mrs. Mary Platt Vilas, wife of Joseph Vilas and a prominent resident of this city, died at 4 o’clock this morning of heart trouble. She was 68 years old. Mrs. Vilas came to this city on January 12, 1855, from Ogdensburg, N. Y., where she was born. In 1857 she was married. A son, Joseph S. Vilas of Kaukauna, survives her. The funeral will be held from St. James’ Episcopal church on Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock.


Friedrich W. Wilms
Source: Manitowoc Daily Herald (Wednesday, 3 Dec. 1902, Page 1) submitted by Travis Teesch

cemetery #44
Death sounded the last bugle call for F. W. Wilms, a veteran of the civil war, Tuesday, his demise occurring at the home at Four Corners and the result of a protracted illness. Mr. Wilms had been a resident here for many years and was well known throughout the county. During the war he served with Co. D., Third Wis. Inf., and was a member of Horace M. Walker post, G.A.R., of this city. The funeral will be held Sunday.
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Source: Der Nord Westen (4 Dec. 1902) submitted by Travis Teesch

Death Tues., following a long illness, of F. W. Wilms, a well-known resident of our county for many years. During the war the deceased served with Company D of the 3rd Wisconsin Infantry Regiment and for many years has suffered from the severe wounds he received and the strains he underwent. He is survived by his sorrowing widow and several children. The funeral will take place Sun. from his residence at Four Corners, and the local G.A.R. Post, to which Wilms belonged, will give the old Union Veteran his last escort.


Joseph J. Yindra
Source: Herald Times Reporter June 5, 2001; contributed by Ron Flink & transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Joseph J. Yindra, age 77, formerly of 3209 County Hwy. J , Cato, died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at River’s Bend Health Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The Rev. John Conrad will officiate with entombment to follow at Knollwood Mausoleum.

Relatives and friends may call at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Clarks Mills, on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m.

Reinbold & Pfeffer Funeral Home, Kellnersville, is assisting the family.


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