Bayfield County Obituaries - Collection and Typing by Donna Bell Cross





OBITUARY BEATRICE E. PACKARD

DIED-Beatrice E., wife of Wm. H. Packard, Friday morning, September 10th, 1909. Deceased was born in New Brunswick in 1874. Mrs. Packard came to Bayfield to reside with her parents when whe was seven years of age, since that time she has remained here. In 1895 she became the wife of Wm. H. Packard, three children blessing the union, namely, Lawrence, aged thirteen, Fern who died when six years of age, and Lila aged three. Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Eiscopal church in this city Monday morning, Rev. Alderson officiating. The church was filled with grieving friends who paid their last tribute to the one they loved so dearly. The remains were laid at rest in Greenwood cemetery.

The Bayfield County Press Friday, September 17, 1909

Note: Extrapolating from a death notice in the same Press issue, it is determined that Mrs. Packard was born Beatrice E. Jones.



GEO. A. PACKARD


Word was received by fiends here last week announcing the death of George A. Packard who passed away Sunday at Ann Arbor Michigan. Mr. Packard was formerly postmaster at Bayfield back in the old days when the postoffice used to occupy the building now occupied by the press.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 5, and interment was made at Knoxville, Pa.

Bayfield County Press August 6, 1936

Contributed by: Barbara Meier



DEATH NOTICE MRS. WM. PACKARD *(nee Jones)

News was received in this city this morning from Wm. Biegler at Hayward, that Mrs. William Packard, who had been visiting at his home the past week, died suddenly this morning after a week's illness. This news is a great shock to Mrs. Packard's relatives and friends here as it was not generally known that she was seriously sick. Mr. Packard, accompanied by Mrs. R. Jones, the mother of deceased went to Hayward this morning and will bring the body to this city to be interred in Greenwood cemetery. To mourn their loss Mrs. Packard leaves two children and a husband, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. Jones, two brothers, Arthur and Wesley Jones, two sisters Luella and Mae Jones. All have the sincere sympathy of the Press and Bayfield people in this great sorrow which has come so suddenly upon them.

The Bayfield County Press Friday September 10, 1909

*the notation regarding Mrs. Packard's maiden name is offered by this transcriber, extrapolating this information from the article. An obituary in the same Press issue gives Beatrice E. as the given name of the deceased.


OBITUARY - CYRIL PAJTASH


Cyril G. Pajtash, 63, Mason, died at his residence Tuesday. Born July 3, 1921 at Ino, he was the son of John and Rose Pajtash. Mr. Pajtash was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army. He worked in maintenance at St. Joseph's Hospital, Ashland, for many years; with the U.S. Forest Service for a few years; and operated a dairy farm in the Mason area for many years. He also worked in maintenance at Chippewa Industries, Inc. at Drummond, retire in August 1984. On June 1, 1946, he was married at Murry, Wis., to Ann LeBlanc. Mr. Pajtash was amemer of the St. Florian Catholic Church, Ino.

Surviving are his wife Ann, Rt. 2, Mason; two sons, Ronald, San Juan Capistrano, Calif. and Gerald, Wausau; one daughter, Mrs. John (Gloria) Field, Plover, Wis.; and five grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, George Milnick, Rt 2, Mason and Henry Pajtash, Rt 1 Ashland; three sisters, Mrs. Mike (Verna) Majetich, Ashland, Mrs. Mary Boyd, Ashland, and Mrs. Arnold (Margaret) Tutland, Mason; and nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Joe, and one sister, Adeline.

Funeral services were Saturday at St. Florian Catolic Church, Ino, with the Rev. Fr. George Zepczyk officiating. Burial will be in St. Florian Cemetery. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Frost Home for Funerals, Ashland, where there was a veterans service at 7:30 p.m. Firday and a rosary service at 8 p.m. A memorial has been established.

Iron River Pioneer April 25 1985


OBITUARY - MARGARET PALLAGE


Margaret Pallage, 98, Superior, formerly of Washburn, died Saturday at Fieldview Manor, Superior. She was the first white girl born in Washburn. She was born June 30, 1886, at Washburn, the daughter of Simon and Josephine Proel. She was a former member of St. Louis Catholic Church, Washburn. On June 12, 1911, at Washburn, she married Otto Pallage, who preceded her in death in 1942.

Surviving are: one son, Francis, Superior; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Eunice) Burnham, Denver, Mrs. Robert (Edna) Malott, Milwaukee, and Mres. Ruth Frederickson, Rockford; eight grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren.

Services were Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at St. Louis Church, Washburn with Father John Slowey officiating. Visitation was Wednesday from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. at Bratley Funeral Home, Washburn. Burial will be at Woodland Cemetery, Washburn.

Iron River Pioneer March 7, 1985


OBITUARY - ROBERT NELS PALM


Robert Nels Palm, 67, Kimberly, died April 10 at the St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. He was born June 20, 1918 in Washburn. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during Workd War II. He was employed at Kimberly Clark and Midtec Papers for 34 years. Mr. Palm was the son of Carl and Rose Ambly Palm. He was a member of the William Verhagen Post #60 of the American Legion and a member of the Kimberly Golden Agers.

Funeral Services were conducted at 11 a.m. on April 13 with the Rev. Mike Donovan officiating. Jansen-Fargo Funeral Home of Kimberly was in charge of arrangements. He was buried at the Holy Family Cemetery in Kimberley. Survivors include his wife, Lucille Bergman Palm; brother Donald Palm of Kaukauna; and several nieces and nephews. His parents and one brother are deceased.

Iron Rover Pioneer April 25 1985


OBITUARY - AGDA PANULA

Reprinted from the "Iron River Pioneer" June 22, 1961 Iron River Memories column by Beverlee Thivierge


Mrs. Agda Panula, 71, Iron River died at her home June 14th. She was born Feb. 5, 1890, in Finland, and came to the United States in 1907, and married in 1910 in Micigan. They moved from Bessemer to Oulu in 1914. The couple retired from their farm in 1946.

The County Journal May 17, 2001


Mrs. Ida Patana Dead


Mrs. Ida Patana, of Waukegan, Ill., who was one of the first children born in what is now the town of Oulu, died at her home on February 21st [1938], aged 40 years. The deceased leaves a husband, Nestor, and a daughter, Florence, also three brothers, Arvid, Emil and Hjalmar Johnson, and one sister, Mrs. Emil Hermanson, all of the town of Oulu. Mrs. Hermanson and one of the brothers attended the funeral which was held on the Saturday following her death, and the bural was in that city.

Mrs. Patana's parents were among the small group of the first settlers in the town of Oulu. She has resided in Waukegan for the past several years.

THE IRON RIVER PIONEER, BAYFIELD COUNTY, WISCONSIN Thursday, March 10, 1938


OBITUARY - OLGA A. PEARSON


Olga A. Pearson, 85, of 835 West Omaha Street, Washburn, died on March 5 at Bayfield County Memorial Hospital, Washburn. She was born on July 5, 1899, in Washburn, the daughter of Gustave and Johanna Pearson. She was a lifelong resident of Washburn. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. Her employment included working in Ashland for an abstract company, the Washburn Post Office and the Bayfield County clerk.

She is survived by a niece, Mrs. Charles (Gail) Salmar, Evanston, Ill., and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Emma Pearson, Washburn. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Edith and Nora, and one brother, Edwin.

Funeral services were held on Friday, at 11 a..m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, Washburn, with Reverend Ronald Hanson officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Washburn. There was visitation on Friday at the church, beginning one hour prior to the time of service. The Bratley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Iron River Pioneer March 14, 1985


OBITUARY - EDITH PEDERSEN


Edith Pedersen, 82, of Cable, died Tuesday at the Hayward Area Memorial Hospital. She was born Jan. 17, 1903, in Denmark. She came to the U.S. and lived in the Chicago area until 1946, when her family came to the Cable community to reside. She was a member of the United Church of Christ, Cable.

Her husband, Alfred, preceded her in death. Survivors include; two daughters, Esther (Mrs. Tom) Rondeau of Cable and June (Mrs. Del) Jerome of Drummond; a son, Raymond, of Bartlett, Ill.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Hanna Strauss and Violet Nichols, both of Chicago.

A Memorial service will be held Sunday, March 17 at 2 p.m. at the United Church of Christ in Cable with Pastor Lynn Larson officiating. Cremation was at Park Hill Cemetery in Duluth. The Koerpel Funeral Home of Hayward was in charge of local arrangements.

The Iron River Pioneer March 14, 1985


OBITUARY - PELLMAN, John


John Pellman, 91, Maple, died Oct. 24th (1985) at a Superior hospital following a lengthy illness. He was born July 29, 1884 in Maple and had resided there all his life. A self-employed farmer, he retired in 1959. He was the last living charter member of the Maple Faith Lutheran Church. He was former Maple town chairman and a member of the Douglas County Board of Supervisors.

Survivors include his wife, the former Verna Haukkala; three sons, Carl, Two Harbors, MN; George and Ernest, both of Maple; four daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Irene) Parenteau and Mrs. Robert (Edith) Warner, both of Superior, Mrs. Kenneth (Ruth) Beckman, Two Harbors, MN; Mrs. Ronald (Delores) Gramer, Gurnee, Ill; one foster daughter, Mrs. Helen Luoma, Maple; 25 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 11 a..m. on Saturday at the Faith Lutheran church, Maple, with the Rev. Gerald Presuhn, pastor, officiating. Interment was in the family lot at Faith Lutheran Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons, James, John G., Ernest Ted Pellman, Duane Kronlund, Robert Warner Jr. and Ronald Gramer, Jr. Honorary pallbearers were grandsons, Jack and Robert Pellman, Ronald Tuura, Raymond Soyring, Daniel Kronlund and John and James Gramer.

The Iron River Pioneer October 31, 1985


OBITUARY - EMMA PERKINS


Reprinted from the "Iron River Pioneer" December 2, 1943 Iron River Memories column by Beverlee Thivierge

Mrs. Emma Perkins, wife of William Perkins, a resident of Brule for over 40 years, and who moved with her family to Couer d'Alene, Idaho, passed from this life at her western home on Nov. 21st [1943], according to information received by this newspaper from her daughter, Mrs. Lester McDonald, who resides in Spokane, Wash. She was born at Sheridan, Wis., on Sept. 12, 1870, and came to Brule in 1892. The deceased is survived by her husband, William; seven sons, Archie, Roy, Edwin, Wallace, Rollo, Ralph and Clifton, one daughter, Hazel MacDonald.

The County Journal October 25, 2001


Mrs. Pero Called


Mrs. Mary Etta Pero, wife of John Pero, one of the pioneers residing in the town of Hughes, passed away last Monday morning [May 2, 1938] at 6:30 o'clock from the effects of a paralytic stroke which she suffered on the Saturday previous.

The deceased's maiden name was Mary Etta Summers, and she was born at St. Thomas Ontario, Canada on December 19, 1868, and therefore would have attained the age of 70 had she lived until next December. Besides her husband she is survived by two sons, John, of the Town of Hughes, and William of St. Paul; also three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Weyandt, of Brule; Mrs. Mabel McFarlane, of St. Paul, Minn., and Mrs. John Johnson, of St. Anthony Falls, Minn.

The funeral occurred yesterday, when services were held at the family residence at 1:30 o'clock, followed by services at the Presbyterian Church at Brule, and burial was in the Iron River Cemetery. Rev. Geo. E. Griffiths, of this city, officiated.

THE IRON RIVER PIONEER, BAYFIELD COUNTY, WISCONSIN May 5, 1938


OBITUARY - WILLIAM PERO


William W. Pero, 82, of 1717 East 1st St., Superior, died last Friday morning in his residence. Born Sept. 26, 1902 in Superior, he was a lifelong Superior and Iron River resident. He was employed by the former Northern Pacific Railroad as maintainer of ways. He retired in 1969 after many years of service.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Superior and had formerly been a member of the Brule Presbyterian Church.

Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. George (Mary) Hansen, Superior, and Mrs. Ronald (Rose Moran) Reijo of Superior; one son Stanley Pero of Madison; 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one sister, Dorothy Weyandt, Solon Springs. He was preceded in death by his wife Rose Marie on June 6, 1984.

Services were held Monday, Dec. 24 at the Calvary Presbyterian Church, Iron River, with the Rev. Joseph Carle, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Superior, officiating. Interment was in the family lot in the Iron River Cemetery. Serving as pall bearers were David Hanson, David Hopp, Ralph Rounsville, James Reijo, Gary Kucharyski and Michael Moran. The Lenroot-Maetzold Funeral Home was in charge of arrangement.

Iron River Pioneer December 27, 1984


PERRY, N.

Posted By:Donna Bell Cross

Date: Saturday, 22 January 2000, at 1:47:02 p.m.

N. Perry, a well known fisherman of Bayfield, was drowned near Chequamegon Point last September. Joe LaBell found his remains partly buried in the sand last Monday. The body had apparently drifted ashore at a point on the island nearly opposite where he was drowned. The identity was confirmed by others who were well acquainted with Perry. Perry had lived in Bayfield over 20 years.


OBITUARY - MRS. ALDOR (CORA) PETERSON


Mrs. Aldor (Cora) Peterson, 79, Port Wing, died Thursday in her residence. Born Sept. 13, 1905 in Forest City, Iowa, she resided in Port Wing most of her life. She had been assistant manager of the Port Wing cooperative, member of First Lutheran Church, and its Lutheran Church women and a member of the Port Wing Civic Club.

Besides her husband Aldor, she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Leslie (Janice) Touve, Franklin; Mrs. Stanley (Nancy) Beckman, and Mrs. Fred (Louise) Monaghan, both of Duluth; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; a brother Harvey Severson, Minneapolis; one sister, Mrs. Beulah Englund, Prescott, Az., and many nieces and nephews. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Monday at First Lutheran Church Port Wing. The Rev. Lynne Silva, pastor, officiated. Interment followed in the family lot in Greenwood Cemetery, Port Wing. Arrangements were made by the Lenroot-Maetzold Funeral Home of Superior.

Iron River Pioneer January 17, 1985


Port Wing Lady Dies


Hannah Christina Peterson, resident of Port Wing the past 21 years, died at a Duluth hospital Friday [January 3, 1941], after a short illness.

She was born in Sweden August 25, 1888, and came to Chicago from Sweden at the age of 17. She is survived by her husband, Charles Peterson; one daughter, Mrs. Arnold Waller, of Superior; her mother, Mrs. Cecelia Okeson, Chicago, and one grandchild.

The body was prepared for burial at the Lenroot Funeral Home in this city and on Tuesday forenoon was taken to Port Wing, where services were held at the Swedish Lutheran Church at 2 P.M. that day and interment was in Greenwood cemetery. Rev. F. Edward Olson, officiated.

THE IRON RIVER PIONEER, BAYFIELD COUNTY, WISCONSIN Thursday, January 9, 1941


OBITUARY - THOMAS A. PETERSON


Thomas A. Peterson, 75, 108 South Center Avenue, Jefferson, died Dec. 16 at a Madison hospital. he was born Dec. 27, 1908, Washburn, the son of Peter and Hilda Nielsen Peterson. He was also a former Ashland resident. On Nov. 21, 1937, he was married at Hayward to Lucille Smith.

A Jefferson resident since 1942, Mr. Peterson had been a barber for 61 years before his semi-retirement in 1972. He was a member of Immanuel United Methodist Church, Jefferson; a member and past master of Jefferson Lodge, F & AM; and a member and past patron of St. Cecelia Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star.

Suriving are his wife, Lucille; two daughters, Mrs. DuWayne (Janet) Kutz, Tunkhannock, Pa.; and Sharon L. Meyer, Middleton; one son, Brad, Tempe, Ariz.; five grandchildren. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Albert (Norma) Joanis, LaHabra, Calif.; and three brothers, Arnold, Peter and Martin, all of Ashland. He was preceded in death by six sisters and three brothers.

Funeral services were Dec. 22 at Jefferson. The Minshall-Olsen Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.

Iron River Pioneer January 3, 1985


OBITUARY - ANN ELIZA [QUIGGLE] PETTINGHILL
IRON RIVER'S FIRST WOMAN SETTLER DIED ON CHRISTMAS DAY


Mrs. Ann Eliza Pettingill, Who Was the Wife of John A. Pettinghill, "Father of Iron River", Died at Ripe Old Age on Christmas Evening

In the death of Ann Eliza Pettinghill, [aged 83] who passed away at 9 o'clock on Christmas night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. F. McEldowney, at West Salem, Wis., Iron River lost its first woman settler and a lady who had endeared herself to all the pioneer homesteaders who came into this region to take homesteads and timber claims thirty-five years ago.

She and her husband, John A. Pettingill, came up here from West Salem, Wis., in 1887 and took a homestead right where the greater part of the present village of Iron River stands. The Northern Pacific Railway was just building its line from Duluth to Ashland at that time, and the railroad passed thru practically an unbroken tract of timber for the entire distance except here and there an open stretch on the barrens. Timber was not then of great commercial value, but Mr. Pettingill figured that it would be later on and he selected a homestead that was divided by the railway right-of-way, and was timbered with a good growth of pine. This tract was the SE 1/4 of Sec. 7-47-8. He erected a good-sized log house and soon homestead seekers began to come in to the country, attracted here by the great stretches of timber lands thrown open, or about to be thrown open for settlement. The Pettingill home became the stopping place for many of these homesteaders, and once in a while even yet we hear some pioneer tell of the hospitality which they enjoyed at Pettingill's stopping place.

Soon the influx here caused a demand for business sites, and in response to this demand Mr. Pettingill platted the present Original Plat of Iron River, and lots sold like hot cakes. Some time later, Mr. Pettingill erected a residence on south Main street and they have since made their home there.

Native of Ohio


Ann Eliza Quiggle was a native of Geanga county, Ohio, and was born on Nov. 18, 1842. She was the daughter of James and Hannah Quiggle. When but an infant, the family moved to Walworth county, Wisconsin, and in 1854 moved to LaCrosse county, Wisconsin. It was there that she met and formed the frendship that culminated in her marriage, on Dec. 30, 1862, to John A. Pettingill. To this union were born three children--Martha, who died in early childhood, George L. Pettingill, cashier of the Iron River Bank, and Mrs. W. F. McEldowney, of West Salem, Wis., who, besides her husband and several grandchildren, survive her.

On the 30th of December, 1912, the aged couple celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary, and on that notable occasion received, among other numerous testimonials of love and esteem, a gold loving cup from their friends in Iron River.

Mrs. Pettingill was affiliated with the Congregational Church, and took a lively interest in church activities.

The funeral occurred at West Salem last Sunday, and interment was at Neshonoc cemetery, West Salem.

The memories of the deceased will live long in Iron River, and those memories will bring them the cheer that comes from contact and acquaintance with a sweet dispositioned lady who radiated cheerfulness and sunshine throughout her long journey through life.

The Iron River Pioneer Thursday, December 31, 1925

NOTE: The section relating facts of deceased's birth place, names Geanga County OH. It should be spelled Geauga.


George L. Pettingill Answers Final Call
Was Oldest Resident of the Town Residing Here--Useful Life Ends
at Rochester Hospital on Friday Afternoon


George L. Pettingill, the oldest inhabitant of Iron river making his home here, passed away at a hospital at Rochester, Minn., Friday afternoon [June 5, 1936] at 4:45 o'clock, surrounded by his wife, and most of the other members of his family.

Mr. Pettingill had suffered a stroke about two weeks ago, and it was deemed advisable to remove him to the hospital at Rochester, Minn., where it was thought that something further might be done for him. The day following his arrival there, however, he suffered a much more severe stroke, and from that time on little hope was entertained for him --in fact practically no hope.

The mortal remains of the deceased were brought back to Iron River on Saturday, and laid in state at the Costello Funeral Home until Sunday evening, when they were removed to the Pettingill home. Scores of old friends from Iron River and surrounding country called to pay a tribute of respect and veneration to the deceased, who had made and retained a wide circle of friends during the nearly half a century that Iron River was his home.

The deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Pettingill, and his birthplace was at Mindora, a little town near West Salem, LaCrosse county, Wisconsin. He attended school at Galesville for a few years, then moving to West Salem, where he graduated from the high school with the class of 1886. He came to Iron River to reside in the year 1890, and the following year, 1891, he married Miss Nellie Samuels, at West Salem, Wis., and brought his bride here to reside.

The original townsite of Iron River was the homestead which his late father took, and George became associated with him in platting a townsite here, and in operating a stopping place for the many homeskers* who rushed in here to file on government timber lands. Later he engaged in the general merchandise business and followed that line for several years. After closing out the mercantile business he became cashier and one of the principal owners of the Iron River Bank and followed banking for several years and finally sold out to George W. Ripley when he came from the west and effected the consolidation of the Wisconsin State and Iron River banks. Since then he has dealt in real estate and investments and conducted an insurance business. He also served as postmaster in the early days of the town.

Mr. Pettingill, who would have been seventy years of age had he lived until Tuesday, is survived by his wife, four sons, John, Norman, Lyman and Russell, and one daughter, Georgia, and one sister, Mrs. William MacEldowney, of West Salem, Wis., also three grandchildren, and several nieces and other relatives.

The funeral took place on Monday afterooon, with services at the Iron River Congregational Church, where the family have worshipped ever since the church was established in the early days of the town. Rev. Donald Mills, the pastor, was assisted by Rev. D. W. Phillips, former pastor, the latter in his funeral sermon paid a deserving tribute to the character and standing of Mr. Pettingill. Mrs. John Johnson and Mrs. A. C. Emerson, with the accompaniment of Dr. Emerson at the piano, sang several favorite hymns.

The church edifice was filled to overflowing by friends and relatives, many friends coming from neighboring towns and the countryside.

The floral tributes were many and beautiful, not a few coming from the neighbors who have known the Pettingills for many, many years and counts all of them as their sincere friends.

During the funeral hours all business houses in the village remained closed out of respect for the deceased and his family. Burial was at the City Cemtery.

The following out-of-town relatives attended the funeral: Messrs. and Mesdames William McEldowney, Angus Johnson, Lynn Gullickson, Al. Wedin, and Mr. James McEldowney and Mrs. Florence Bolles, of West Salem, Mr. and Mrs. Dan MacMillan, of Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Russell Pettingill and Miss Georgia Pettingill, of Minneapolis, and Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Pettingill of Ashland.

· The word ‘homeskers’ is not known to this transcriber. Context would indicate that ‘homesteaders’ might be a valid substitute. THE IRON RIVER PIONEER, BAYFIELD COUNTY, WISCONSIIN Thursday June 11, 1936


Death Claims Mrs. Pierce


After an illness extending for a period of five months, Mrs. Josephine Bondy Pierce passed away at her home in this city on Tuesday morning, October 24th [1938]at 10:25 o'clock.

The deceased was born at Zilwaukee, Michigan, on August 26th, 1859, and was therefore 79 yers of age last August.

Besides her husband, the deceased is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. C. Hassel, of Superior, and Mrs. Harry Marriott, of Ashland; five sons, George Bondy, of this city; Ralph Bondy, of Duluth; Jess Bondy, of Detroit, Mich., Louis Bondy, of Everett, Washington; and Edward, of Brainerd, Minn.; also by numerous grandchildren.

The funeral was held this morning at 9 o'clock, with services at St. Michael's Catholic church, and interment was in the Catholic cemetery. The six active pallbearers were all grandsons of the deceased, two from Duluth, three from Superior, and one from Ashland.

The deceased made Iron River her home for more than thirty years. Numerous relatives were here to pay a tribute of love and respect to her.

THE IRON RIVER PIONEER, BAYFIELD COUNTY, WISCONSIN October 27, 1938


PIKE, Elizabeth Kimmey (see KIMMEY)

Posted By:Donna Bell Cross

Date: Saturday, 22 January 2000, at 2:56:01 p.m.

This transcriber picked up the maiden name in error. Please refer to KIMMEY for the entire text.


OBITUARY - ANN ELIZA [QUIGGLE] PETTINGHILL
IRON RIVER'S FIRST WOMAN SETTLER DIED ON CHRISTMAS DAY


Mrs. Ann Eliza Pettingill, Who Was the Wife of John A. Pettinghill, "Father of Iron River", Died at Ripe Old Age on Christmas Evening

In the death of Ann Eliza Pettinghill, [aged 83] who passed away at 9 o'clock on Christmas night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. F. McEldowney, at West Salem, Wis., Iron River lost its first woman settler and a lady who had endeared herself to all the pioneer homesteaders who came into this region to take homesteads and timber claims thirty-five years ago.

She and her husband, John A. Pettingill, came up here from West Salem, Wis., in 1887 and took a homestead right where the greater part of the present village of Iron River stands. The Northern Pacific Railway was just building its line from Duluth to Ashland at that time, and the railroad passed thru practically an unbroken tract of timber for the entire distance except here and there an open stretch on the barrens. Timber was not then of great commercial value, but Mr. Pettingill figured that it would be later on and he selected a homestead that was divided by the railway right-of-way, and was timbered with a good growth of pine. This tract was the SE 1/4 of Sec. 7-47-8. He erected a good-sized log house and soon homestead seekers began to come in to the country, attracted here by the great stretches of timber lands thrown open, or about to be thrown open for settlement. The Pettingill home became the stopping place for many of these homesteaders, and once in a while even yet we hear some pioneer tell of the hospitality which they enjoyed at Pettingill's stopping place.

Soon the influx here caused a demand for business sites, and in response to this demand Mr. Pettingill platted the present Original Plat of Iron River, and lots sold like hot cakes. Some time later, Mr. Pettingill erected a residence on south Main street and they have since made their home there.

Native of Ohio


Ann Eliza Quiggle was a native of Geanga county, Ohio, and was born on Nov. 18, 1842. She was the daughter of James and Hannah Quiggle. When but an infant, the family moved to Walworth county, Wisconsin, and in 1854 moved to LaCrosse county, Wisconsin. It was there that she met and formed the frendship that culminated in her marriage, on Dec. 30, 1862, to John A. Pettingill. To this union were born three children--Martha, who died in early childhood, George L. Pettingill, cashier of the Iron River Bank, and Mrs. W. F. McEldowney, of West Salem, Wis., who, besides her husband and several grandchildren, survive her.

On the 30th of December, 1912, the aged couple celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary, and on that notable occasion received, among other numerous testimonials of love and esteem, a gold loving cup from their friends in Iron River.

Mrs. Pettingill was affiliated with the Congregational Church, and took a lively interest in church activities.

The funeral occurred at West Salem last Sunday, and interment was at Neshonoc cemetery, West Salem.

The memories of the deceased will live long in Iron River, and those memories will bring them the cheer that comes from contact and acquaintance with a sweet dispositioned lady who radiated cheerfulness and sunshine throughout her long journey through life.

The Iron River Pioneer Thursday, December 31, 1925

NOTE: The section relating facts of deceased's birth place, names Geanga County OH. It should be spelled Geauga.


OBITUARY - LILLIAN PIERCE


Reprinted from the "Iron River Pioneer" March 2, 1961 in Iron River Memories column by Beverlee Thivierge

Mrs. Lillian Pierce, 87, Iron River died Wednesday [March 1, 1961] at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gladys Dargie Hanson. Funeral services were held Monday at the Iron River Funeral Home with Rev. Herman Kossack officiating. Burial was in the City Cemetery. Mrs. Pierce was born in Columbus, Wis., Jan. 8, 1874, and came to Iron River in 1892. She was married to James Pierce in 1894. They moved to Port Wing and resided there for 15 years. They returned to Iron River in 1916. Survivors include a daughter, Gladys (Mrs. Elmer Hanson); a son, James; a grandson, William Dargie, all of Iron River; a brother, Oscar Rath of Columbus, Wisconsin.

The County Journal February 8, 2001


PLETTE, MRS. JACOB

OBITUARY

Mrs. Jacob Plette, at the home of her daughter Mrs. Frank Stark, Tuesday morning, November 3, aged sixty-nine years. Funeral services were held Thursday, Rev. F.W. McKane officiating and the remains laid at rest in Greenwood cemetery. Mrs. Plette was born in Germany and came to this country when a young woman to make her home. She came to Bayfield to live with her daughter last July. She had been ill for several months and the end came Tuesday. To mourn her death she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Frank Stark and Mrs. John Fiege, both residing in this city, and one son Henry residing in Tacoma, Wash. The sympathy of the community is with the bereaved ones in this, their hour of sorrow.

The Bayfield County Press, Friday, November 6, 1908


OBITUARY - POVASER, Mrs. Eva


Mrs. Eva Povaser, 72, of Bayfield, died Thursday at Memorial Medical Center. She married John F. Povaser Dec. 8, 1934, in Bessemer, Mich. They made their home in Ashland until 1952, when they moved to Bayfield.

Survivors include a son, Jack Povaser of Superior, a daughter, Mrs. Susan Moses of Burlington, VT; four grandchildren; a brother, Harold Anderson of Washburn; and a sister, Mrs. Norma Haugen of Willmar, Minn. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, and a brother.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Bayfield Presbyterian Church with Pastor John Green officiating. Cremation followed in Duluth.

Visitation was Friday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Overholser Funeral Home in Bayfield, and also one hour prior to the service. Memorials to the Bayfield Presbyterian Church or the American Cancer Society.

The Iron River Pioneer December 13, 1984


OBITUARY - PRATT, Calvin Eugene


Calvin Eugene Pratt, died at St. Paul children's Hospital December 6, 1984. He was born on February 9, 1984.

He is survived by his parents, James and Gayle Pratt, and one brother Jonathan, Fridley, Minn.

Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Dobson, Marcell, Minn. Paternal grandparents are Verne and Ivadell Pratt, Washburn.

Private funeral arrangements are pending.

The Iron River Pioneer December 13, 1984


PRATT, David Allen

Posted By:Donna Bell Cross

Date: Wednesday, 10 November 1999, at 3:36:26 p.m.

DIED

PRATT. In Bayfield, Tuesday June 22, 1886, David Allen Pratt, aged 57 years, 4 months and 21 days. Cause of death, obstruction of the bowels.

Deceased was one of Bayfield's prominent buisness men. Coming here some five years ago he embarked in the furniture business and at the time of his death had succeeded in building up a good business which was rapidly increasing in volume. Early this spring he opened out in a new and handsome building on Broad street, and but a few days ago remarked to the writer that for the first time in years he felt that he was occupying quarters that were a credit to himself and the town and now his remaining years would be spent in beautifying and adding to the same.

Mr Pratt was born at Swansy, New Hampshire, but came to this state before the war. He was a member of Co. K Wisconsin heavy artillery. After the war he settled at Peshtigo and was there during the great fire at which time he lost all of his wordly effects, escaping empty handed to again battle with the world. As a citizen he was will liked. He was quiet and unassuming, yet took a lively interest in all moves for the advancement of the town.

Owing to the nature of his disease, he was buried the day following his death, and the funeral services will be held at the M. E. church next Sabbath morning.

He leaves a wife and a large circle of firends to mourn his departure for the great unknown. [Bayfield County Press Saturday, June 26, 1886]


OBITUARY - THERESA (SULLIVAN) PRATT
Mrs. Thomas (Theresa) Pratt, 93, of Santa Ana, California, passed away April 4 in California. She was born Sept. 4, 1981 in Superior, Wisconsin to Cathryn and James Sullivan. She lived in Virginia and Duluth, Minn. She was married in 1914 in Duluth to Thomas Pratt. They moved to Washburn and operated the Pratt Ice and Coal Co. After her husband's death in 1941, Mrs. Pratt moved to Vallejo, California and worked at Mare Isalnd Navy Yards for 20 years. At retirement she moved to Hollywood, Calif., where she lived for 20 years.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Leonard (Roberta) Farrell of Santa Ana, two sons, Marshall of Albert Lea, Minn., Thomas of Illion, New York and one sister, Mrs. Olive Cain of Sacramento, California. She is also survived by 8 grandchldren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter in infancy and a grandson. Memorial services and burial will be in Washburn at a later date.


OBITUARY - THERESA PRATT

Memorial serivces will be held for Theresa Pratt at the Washburn United Methodist Church on July 5 at 11 a.m. Mrs. Pratt died April 4 in California. Interment will be in Woodland Cemetery, Washburn.

The Iron River Pioneer June 27 1985


OBITUARY - FRANK PROHOVNIK

Frank Prohovnik, 78, Cable, died Friday in Ashland. He was born Sept. 17, 1906, in Poland and came to the United States when 14 years old. He lived in the Cable area for 63 years where he farmed prior to his retirement. He was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church, Cable. On March 21, 1940, he married Jennie Godich in St. Paul.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Joanne) Lang, Cable; a brother, Walter, Cable; two sisters, Faye DeBow, St. Paul, and Anne Fritz, Winthrop Harbor, Ill.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Services were Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Anne's Catholic Church, Cable, with Father Spears, celebrant. Visitation was Sunday, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Koerpel Funeral Home, Hayward, with Rosary Service at 7:30 p.m. Burial was at St. Anne's Cemetery, Cable.

The Iron River Pioneer September 19, 1985


MAN IS FOUND DEAD Cornucopia Man Meets Death By Drowning In But Two Inches of Water FELL INTO GUTTER WHEN DRUNK

Remains Were Taken to Washburn by Coroner Burns--Relatives in Michigan

No little excitement was caused Wednesday morning at Cornucopia when the dead body of Joe Provost, a resident of that place, was found lying in the gutter. From what we learn of the case, it appears Provost had been on a spree for about a week and had not yet recovered from the effects of it when he accidently met death. His death was, in a way, peculiar, he having been drowned in but two inches of water. From appearances when found, it is believed that he fell from the porch in front of the saloon into the gutter and was so under the influence of liquor that he was unable to get up.

Coroner Burns went to Cornucopia upon being notified of the affair and took charge of the body, returning to Washburn with it yesterday morning. Deceased had relatives living in Ontonagon, Michigan.

Provost was quite well known in Bayfield, he having spent some time here off and on.

The Bayfield County Press Friday, August 13, 1909


PRUDHOMME, J. B.

Posted By:Donna Bell Cross

Date: Friday, 21 January 2000, at 2:52:11 p.m.

Last Saturday while in attendance upon divine service at the Catholic Church in Washburn, J. B. Prudhomme, a prominent merchant of that city, dropped dead from heart didease. He was well known and highly respected throughout Bayfield County. His son, Fred Prudhomme, was for several years foreman of this office.

The Bayfield County Press Saturday, Jan 9 1892


OBITUARY - MARY PUDAS


Reprinted from the "Iron River Pioneer" March 11, 1943 in Iron River Memories column by Beverlee Thivierge

Mrs. Mary Pudas, wife of Eli Pudas, passed away at an Ashland hospital March 8th [1943]. Mrs. Pudas was born in Finland April 21, 1899, and came to this country with her parents when she was six months old. She is survived by her husband, Eli, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nestor Toppari, of Oulu; four sons, Coxswain Ralph Pudas of the U.S. Coast Guard, stationed at Port Isabel, Tex.; Russell, Richard and Phillip of Duluth; and six daughters, Helen, Martha, and Ruth of Detroit; and Evelyn, Nancy and Delores. Interment will be in Oulu Lutheran Cemetery.

The County Journal Clipping provided for transcriber was undated.


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