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OCONTO COUNTY
Wisconsin
FAMILIES and BIOGRAPHIES

.BREED FAMILY.

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Handwritten on the 1914 photograph is "The Fred Breed Family"
There were three Breed brothers from New England, whom the town of Breed was named after.
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According to the pre 1907 Wisconsin State Birth Index, the following were born in Oconto County:
Fred E Breed    25 Mar  1888
Allen D Breed    23 Mar 1889
Leona M Breed  03 Aug 1890
Charles S  Breed   08 Jul 1899
Ella C Breed    25 Dec 1900
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The pre 1907 Wisconsin State Marriage Index, the following were married in Oconto County:
A W Breed 01 May 1887
Annie S Breed 02 Feb 1899
and other marriages:
Oconto County Reporter
July 21, 1910
Mr. John Breed and Miss Lena Rinka, both of Pensaukee, were united in marriage yesterday morning by judge H.F. Jones at his office here.  They were attended by Miss Amanda Kottke and Mr. Charles Rinka.
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Oconto County Reporter
June 28, 1923
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Breed of Suring, who were married at Parker’s Prairie, Minn., on the 16th, arrived in Suring during the week on their honeymoon.
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Agnes Baumgartner Clayton who provided the photo above, is listed in the following Oconto County obiruary of her brother:

Louis E. Baumgartner, 93, Suring, died at home on Friday June 6, 2003. He was born in Lakewood August 1, 1909, to the late Louis and Lula (Mills)
Baumgartner. Louis married Sophie Rueckert October 28, 1940. The couple lived and farmed in Breed township for many years, during later years
he was employed by the Oconto County Forestry. Louis was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Breed.

Survivors include his daughter Marie and son-in-law Roger Schulz, Suring; half sister Dale (Awald) Quandt, Suring; two granddaughters and their
children, Pam (Wayne) Deering, Suring and their children, Kimberly, Joshua, and Christopher; Jodi (David) Fischer, Gillett and their children Eric
and Mark.

He was preceded in death by his wife Sophie on November 4, 1993; four sisters, Phyllis, Agnes, Grace, and Anne; four brothers, John, George,
Richard, and Junior.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, June 10, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Breed beginning at 9:30 a.m. until funeral services 11 a.m. with Pastor
Paul Scheunemann officiating. Burial in Breed Union Cemetery. Gruetzmacher Funeral Home, Suring in charge of arrangements.
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The 1898 Oconto County Plat Map of Town of How gives the following Breed landowners:
A. Breed
L. M. Breed
G. Breed
C. M. Breed

Oconto County Newspaper Articles:

Oconto County Reporter
April 11, 1897
Frank Breed has moved from Mountain.
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Oconto County Reporter
6 April 1895
Geo. M. Breed, postmaster at Breed, and chairman-elect of the new town of Waupee, was one of the first settlers in that part of Oconto county. With his wife and two babies he moved to his present home eleven years ago, and had to cut seven miles of  road to get there. He also carried the mail without charge for one year to get a post office established. Now he has many good neighbors and rejoices in a town organization and the success of the republican ticket.
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