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Richard La Brosse
1941—A wedding of interest to
Oconto Falls folks will
take place in Shawano on June 21 when Miss Nathalie Peterson will
the bride of Norton D. Biersach. Nathalie is the daughter of
N.W. Petersens, now of Shawano, but Falls residents for many
Mr. Biersach is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Biersach of Milwaukee.
Oconto Falls—The marriage of Miss Ethel McDougal
and Ervin Krause was solemnized by the Rev. F.J. Melchiors Saturday
at eight. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
of Oconto Falls, and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G.J. Krause
1941 Oconto Falls—In an archway banked with blue
flowers, roses and ferns, Miss Claudine Umentum became the bride of
Peterson at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Antone Umentum, this
city, at two thirty Saturday afternoon. The groom is the son
Peterson of Kelly Brook.
1941 Oconto Falls—The
flower decked chancel and altar of Grace Lutheran church was the
for the marriage of Miss Marcella Krause, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Krause and Harley J. VanDenBush, son of Wm. VanDenBush of Green Bay, at
four Saturday when they said their vows before the Rev. Arlen Adams.
1941 Oconto Falls—Mrs. J. Bartlet announces the
engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter Marion to W.H.
son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thompson, Coleman. The marriage
Oconto Falls—Mr. and Mrs. Alex Francis announce
the approaching marriage of their daughter, Marie Adele, to Bernard
The wedding will take place July 26 at St. Anthony’s Catholic
1941 Oconto Falls—The engagement and approaching
marriage of Miss Ethel McDougal to Ervin Krause, son of Mr. and Mrs. G.
Krause, Coleman, has been announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.P.Mc
Dougal, Oconto Falls.
Oconto Falls—Mrs. Margaret Graf passed away Nov
22 after eight weary years of illness. The requiem mass was
by the Rev. F. J. Melchoirs at ST. Anthony’s Catholic Church
in the Catholic cemetery.
Merrill, Wis.—Lorraine Anderson of Suring and
Erwin C. Wahl of Oconto were married at Merrill, Wis. The
was solemnized by the Rev. David Johnson, formerly of Oconto Falls.
Lena—Miss Jean Gering, Lena, became the bride
of Francis Delcore, Racine in a ceremony performed at the parsonage of
the St. Charles Catholic Church.
Mountain—Henry Church, 80, of Mountain was accidently
shot and killed while hunting.
Maple Valley—The Danish Lutheran Church of Maple
Valley was the setting of a pretty wedding of Miss Mary Jane Caly to
Falls—Mr. and Mrs. Napoleon Thielke celebrated
their 54th wedding anniversary at their home here Sunday
A 5 o’clock dinner was served to 55 guests. The
Thielkes were married
June 16, 1887 at Shawano. Their attendants were Miss Sophia
and John Smith. The attendants are both deceased.
was formerly Miss Margaret Flannigan and was born at Bear Creek
15, 1864. Mr. Thielke was born at Fort Howard, Green Bay,
11, 1863. They settled on a farm at Bear Creek where they
22 years before coming to this community and buying a farm in the town
of Maple Valley where they lived until seven years ago when they
and came to this city. They were the parents of nine
The living are three sons, Leonard, Coleman; Gilbert, Lakewood; and
Gillett; and three daughters, Mrs. Charles Mathy, Kewaunee; Mrs. Ray
Oconto Falls, and Mrs. Melvin Broetzman, Kelly Lake. Two
Mrs. Thielke, Mrs. M. Long and Mrs. A. Cunningham, Clintonville were
there. Mr. and Mrs. Thielke are devout members of St.
Church where they attend mass and receive holy communion
are both enjoying good health.
Falls— At a meeting of representatives of organizations
of the City of Oconto Falls, A. J.
was elected General of the N.R.A. (National Recruitment
in this city. Mrs. Ila Foster
The meeting was held in the council
chambers at seven
Monday evening and was presided over by Assemblyman Gregory C. Flatley
who is a member of the county N.R.A. (National Recruitment
committee. Mrs. Ila Foster is the other member. The
committee is headed by Attorney V. J. O’Kelliher
The city will be divided into sections
The officers in charge will be selected by the General, Mr.
Every effort will be made to put Oconto Falls over the top.
highway accident which took toll of another life
and sent one to the hospital with a badly broken limb occurred late
accompanied by Charles Morrissey
were riding in the formers car on the county trunk between Lena and
when they struck a culvert.
The impact so badly injured Mr. Bateman
that he passed
away Sunday afternoon about three fifteen at the Oconto hospital from
injuries. Mr. Morrissey is reported as being more comfortable
this writing and is being cared for at the Oconto hospital.
Just what happened to cause the
accident cannot be
explained. It was foggy and vision was not clear that
This might have been a factor, as also the graveled road.
driver might have suffered a heart attack or a stroke is also possible,
for his health had not been good the past year. Another
is that something went wrong with the car.
of the death of Mrs. Mary L. Wright, 83, in New
York City at seven Sunday morning was received by her son,
Prof. C.E. Wright that day. Mrs. Wright has been
the flu for the past several days.
Funeral rites and cremation were held
Tuesday in New
York with burial in the cemetery at Welmont.
Mrs. Wright was born in Richmond,
Illinois in June
of 1857 and was married there to E.E. Wright on April 23,
the past number of years, Mrs. Wright has made her home with her son
daughter, Mrs. Thos. Fuson of New York, who are the only survivors.
During her stays in Oconto Falls, Mrs.
many warm friends. The Wrights have the sincere sympathy of
Falls—St. Anthony’s Catholic church was decorated
with vases and baskets of autumn flowers Monday morning for the
of Miss Rachel Caroll, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Carrol, Oconto
and Joseph Porter, Green Bay, son of Mrs. Eva Porter, Oconto
The nuptial high mass was celebrated by the Rev. M. Grad.
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