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These short articles are posted in the hopes of adding otherwise unknown aspects to family histories. They contain numerous individual names and describe the everyday life activities in Oconto County, Wisconsin's, past.
  Researched, transcribed and contributed by 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 become the bride of Norton D. Biersach.  Nathalie is the daughter of the N.W. Petersens, now of Shawano, but Falls residents for many years.  Mr. Biersach is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Biersach of Milwaukee.

1941 Oconto Falls—The marriage of Miss Ethel McDougal and Ervin Krause was solemnized by the Rev. F.J. Melchiors Saturday morning at eight.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B.P.McDougal of Oconto Falls, and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G.J. Krause of Coleman.

July 1941 Oconto Falls—In an archway banked with blue flowers, roses and ferns, Miss Claudine Umentum became the bride of Victor Peterson at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Antone Umentum, this city, at two thirty Saturday afternoon.  The groom is the son of Lawrence Peterson of Kelly Brook.

May 1941 Oconto Falls—The flower decked chancel and altar of Grace Lutheran church was the setting for the marriage of Miss Marcella Krause, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur 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.

May 1941 Oconto Falls—Mrs. J. Bartlet announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter Marion to W.H. Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thompson, Coleman.  The marriage will take place
June 7.

1941 Oconto Falls—Mr. and Mrs. Alex Francis announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Marie Adele, to Bernard Coshenet.  The wedding will take place July 26 at St. Anthony’s Catholic church.

May 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.

1941 Oconto Falls—Mrs. Margaret Graf passed away Nov 22 after eight weary years of illness.  The requiem mass was sung by the Rev. F. J. Melchoirs at ST. Anthony’s Catholic Church with interment in the Catholic cemetery.

1941 Merrill, Wis.—Lorraine Anderson of Suring and Erwin C. Wahl of Oconto were married at Merrill, Wis.  The marriage was solemnized by the Rev. David Johnson, formerly of Oconto Falls.

1941 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.

1941 Mountain—Henry Church, 80, of Mountain was accidently shot and killed while hunting.

1941 Maple Valley—The Danish Lutheran Church of Maple Valley was the setting of a pretty wedding of Miss Mary Jane Caly to Austin Makholm.

Oconto Falls—Mr. and Mrs. Napoleon Thielke celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary at their home here Sunday afternoon.  A 5 o’clock dinner was served to 55 guests.  The Thielkes were married June 16, 1887 at Shawano.  Their attendants were Miss Sophia Thielke and John Smith.  The attendants are both deceased.  Mrs. Thielke was formerly Miss Margaret Flannigan and was born at Bear Creek November 15, 1864.  Mr. Thielke was born at Fort Howard, Green Bay, December 11, 1863.  They settled on a farm at Bear Creek where they lived for 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 retired and came to this city.  They were the parents of nine children.  The living are three sons, Leonard, Coleman; Gilbert, Lakewood; and John, Gillett; and three daughters, Mrs. Charles Mathy, Kewaunee; Mrs. Ray nelson, Oconto Falls, and Mrs. Melvin Broetzman, Kelly Lake.  Two sister of Mrs. Thielke, Mrs. M. Long and Mrs. A. Cunningham, Clintonville were also there.  Mr. and Mrs. Thielke are devout members of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church where they attend mass and receive holy communion daily.  They are both enjoying good health.

Oconto Falls— At a meeting of representatives of organizations of the City of Oconto Falls, A. J. Peterson was elected General of the N.R.A. (National Recruitment Administration)drive in this city.  Mrs. Ila Foster was elected Lieut. General.

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 Administration) committee.  Mrs. Ila Foster is the other member.  The county committee is headed by Attorney V. J. O’Kelliher of Oconto.

The city will be divided into sections and groups.  The officers in charge will be selected by the General, Mr. Peterson.  Every effort will be made to put Oconto Falls over the top.

A highway accident which took toll of another life and sent one to the hospital with a badly broken limb occurred late Saturday night.  Norman Bateman accompanied by Charles Morrissey were riding in the formers car on the county trunk between Lena and Spruce 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 internal injuries.  Mr. Morrissey is reported as being more comfortable at 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 night.  This might have been a factor, as also the graveled road.  That the driver might have suffered a heart attack or a stroke is also possible, for his health had not been good the past year.  Another conjuncture is that something went wrong with the car.

February 1941-
Word 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 ill with 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, 1885.  For the past number of years, Mrs. Wright has made her home with her son and daughter, Mrs. Thos. Fuson of New York, who are the only survivors.

During her stays in Oconto Falls, Mrs. Wright made many warm friends.  The Wrights have the sincere sympathy of all in this sorrow.

Oconto Falls—St. Anthony’s Catholic church was decorated with vases and baskets of autumn flowers Monday morning for the marriage of Miss Rachel Caroll, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Carrol, Oconto Falls, and Joseph Porter, Green Bay, son of Mrs. Eva Porter, Oconto Falls.  The nuptial high mass was celebrated by the Rev. M. Grad.


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