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OCONTO COUNTY
Wisconsin
FAMILIES and BIOGRAPHIES

 .CUMMINGS - BUTLER - GRUNERT.

Descendant of Muriel Marina Grunert and her parents Hattie Cummings and Louis H. Grunert: Frank Gwartney


Muriel Marina Grunert was the youngest of three children (March 2, 1917 in Oconto - December 24, 1981 in Alaska) born to Hattie Cummings and husband Louis H. Grunert. Brother Orville, born in 1910, and then sister Geraldine, born in 1914, preceded her.
 
Muriel's mother Hattie Cummings was born in 1888 in Oconto, Wisconsin to parents born in Deer Island, New Brunswick, now Canada. Her father was George Albert Cummings and her mother was Harriet Butler. That couple came to the US in 1865 and had 7 children, with Hattie as the youngest. George and Harriet are buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto, Wisconsin. George was a carpenter who died March 27, 1916, at age 74 years of organic heart disease (mitral stenosis).
Muriel's father, Louis H. Grunert was born June 28, 1879 in Wisconsin to German born parents and worked as a lumberman; first as a day laborer in the Oconto city sawmills and later as a skilled lumber inspector and grader at the mill. He married in 1906 and in 1910 the family of 3 lived on Second Street, 2 buildings from Colius Ave. By 1920 the family of 5 lived in the middle of three houses on Gauthier Ave. just off McDonald Street in city of Oconto. 
 
Father of Louis H. Grunert (Muriel's grandfather) was Paul Rudolph Grunert, born Dec. 1, 1841 in Oschatz, Saxony,  now Germany. Paul came to the US in 1850 with his parents (Muriel's great grandparents) John Gotlieb Grunert (1791-1859), mother Caroline Wilhelmina Martin (1877-1857, both buried in Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin). Paul Rudolph Grunert was the youngest of 9 children, of which 8 lived to adulthood and immigrated in 1850. Paul died August 29th, 1919 in Oconto and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery there.
 
Louis' mother (Muriel's grandmother) was Barbara Dietrrick, born July 23, 1849 in Buffalo, NY. Her father was born in New York State and her mother was born in Germany. Barbara died March 26, 1901 in Oconto, before Muriel was born, and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery there.
 
Muriel's father Louis H. Grunert was a quiet person, but was an active part of his community. He was a veteran of the Spanish American War (1898) in Cuba, servicing in the Wisconsin Infantry's 2nd Regiment. He was often called upon as pallbearer in the early 1900's for the parents of friends and neighbors he grew up with in Oconto. Several of his siblings lived in and around Oconto and were proprietors of businesses there.  Louis H. Grunert passed away in city of Oconto, September 21, 1967 and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery there.
 
Muriel's mother Hattie Cummings was the youngest of 7 children, all born in Oconto, Wisconsin. Most lived their entire lives in Oconto. Hattie passed away in Oconto, March 17, 1939 at the age of 51 years, from an abdominal infection (pelvic peritonitis). She is buried at Evergreen Cemetery.
 
Muriel's sister Geraldine Grunert passed away at age 21 years on February 6, 1936, from pneumonia. She was single and is buried with her parents in Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto.
 
Muriel's brother Orville Grunert passed away October 1, 1979 at the age of 69. He was a truck driver. He is buried with his parents and sister in Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto. 
 

CUMMINGS

George Albert Cummings (b. 1 June 1841, d. 27 March 1916)

George Albert Cummings 
        born: 1 June 1841 in Deer Island, Charlotte, Brunswick, Canada
        occupation: carpenter.
        died: 27 March 1916 in Oconto, Oconto Co., WI.
        burial: Evergreen Cemetery., Oconto, Oconto Co., WI,  May 29, 1916
Harriet Butler
        born: 2 July 1844 in Deer Island, Charlotte, Brunswick, Canada, daughter of Samuel Butler and Wealthy Prudence Stuart.
        married: 17 August 1865 to George A. Cummings
        occupation: housewife.
        died: 23 March 1932 in Oconto, Oconto Co., WI.
        burial: 26 March 1932, Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto, Oconto Co., Wisconsin
 
Notes for George Albert Cummings:
Cause of death- organic heart diseas-mitial stenosis,
contributing-areteriosclerosis
Age at death- 74 yrs 10 mos 9 days

Children of George Albert Cummings and Harriet Butler are:
  1. Edgar Cummings, b. Abt. 20 February 1867, Oconto, Oconto Co., Wisconsin, d. 20 August 1868, Oconto, Oconto Co., Wisconsin
  2. Albert J. Cummings, b. 25 December 1869, Oconto, Oconto Co., Wisconsin, d. 28 October 1921, Oconto, Oconto Co., Wisconsin
  3. Howard Cummings, b. Abt. 25 May 1875, d. 25 July 1876, Oconto, Oconto Co., Wisconsin.
  4. Flora/Florence Cummings, b. 31 August 1877, Oconto, Oconto Co., WI, d. 28 September 1885, Oconto, Oconto Co., Wisconsin.
  5. Dollie Cummings, b. 28 September 1879, Oconto, Oconto Co., WI, d. 23 October 1901, Oconto, Oconto Co., Wisconsin.
  6. Frank Henry Cummings, b. 09 June 1882, Oconto, Oconto Co., WI, d. date unknown.
  7. + Hattie Cummings, b. 29 July 1888, Oconto, Oconto Co., WI, d. 17 March 1939

Samuel Butler (b. 1807, d. 1900)

Samuel Butler
        born: 1807 in Deer Island, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada (son of David Butler, Jr. and Hannah Hooper)
        died 1900 in Deer Island, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada.
+ (1) Wealthy Prudence Stuart
        married: 30 September 1830.
+ (2) Abigail Mallock
        married: 24 May 1875.

Notes for Samuel Butler:
Samuel lived in a log cabin with the family on Deer Island.
In the 1851 N. Brunswick census, all the children are still living at home and none are married.
Burial: Unknown, Hendersonville, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick, Canada.

Children of Samuel Butler and Wealthy Prudence Stuart are:
  1. Albion Butler, b. 22 November 1831, Deer Is., Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada, d. 13 February 1914, Tn of Porterfield, Marinette Co, WI2
  2. Simeon Butler, b. 11 October 1833, Deer Island, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada, d. 1885, Hickory, Oconto Co., WI.
  3. Henry Stuart Butler, b. 19 April 1836, Deer Island, Charlotte, Brunswick, Canada, d. 15 October 1906, Gladstone, Delta Co., Michigan.
  4. Charles Butler, b. 05 January 1838, Deer Island, Charlotte Co., Brunswick, Canada, d. 28 November 1901, Tnshp of Maple Valley, Oconto Co., Wisconsin.
  5. Esther Prudence Butler, b. 13 March 1840, Deer Island, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada, d. 1912.
  6. Franklin Butler, b. 12 April 1842, Deer Island, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada, d. 10 May 1904, Oconto, Oconto Co., Wisconsin.
  7. +Harriet Butler, b. 02 July 1844, Deer Island, Charlotte, Brunswick, Canada, d. 23 March 1932, Oconto, Oconto Co., WI.
  8. Wealthy E. Butler, b. June 1846, Deer Island, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada, d. 04 November 1937.
  9. Samuel Stuart Butler, b. 08 April 1848, Northern Harbour, Deer Island, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada, d. 15 February 1920, Lambertville, Deer Island, New Brunswick, Canada.
  10. Martha Butler, b. 29 August 1850, Deer Island, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick, Canada, d. 07 December 1944, Deer Island, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick, Canada.
  11. Simon Stuart Butler, b. 25 March 1853, Deer Is., Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada, d. 1931, Richardson, Deer Is, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada.
  12. Dorothy (Dolly) E. Butler, b. 09 March 1856, Deer Is., Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada, d. 1942.

GRUNERT

(see GRUNERT Family Page )

Descendants of Johann Gotlieb Grunert

Generation No. 1

1.  JOHANN GOTLIEB1 GRUNERT was born 1791 in Oschatz, Saxoney, Germany, and died Abt. 1859.  He married CAROLINE WILHEMINIA MARTIN1.  She was born 25 Dec 1799, and died 14 Sep 1857 in Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin.

More About CAROLINE WILHEMINIA MARTIN:
Burial: Division Hill Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin

Children of JOHANN GRUNERT and CAROLINE MARTIN are:
i. CHARLES FREIDERICK ERNEST2 GRUNERT1, b. 18 Nov 1820, Oschatz, Saxony, Germany; d. 23 Mar 1907, Stephensville, Wisc.; m. HENERITA KRAUSE1, 26 Jul 1854, Stephensville, Wisc.; b. 17 Jul 1825; d. 17 Oct 1894.
ii. CHARLES GOTLIEB GRUNERT1, b. 1826, Oschatz, Saxony,  Germany; d. 02 Oct 1885, Stephensville, Wisc.; m. WILHALMINA L. KRAUSE1, 26 Aug 1855; b. 12 Dec 1828; d. 14 May 1903, Waupaca County, Wisc.2.
iii. CHRISTINNA MARIE GRUNERT3, b. 21 May 1828, Oschatz, Germany; d. Bef. 1850.
iv. EMILIE MATHILDA GRUNERT, b. 17 Jul 1829, Oschutz, Saxony, Germany; d. 16 Jul 1869.
v. MORTIZ FREIDERICK GRUNERT, b. 24 Nov 1830, Oschatz, Germany; d. 02 Jan 1907, Oshkosh, Winnabago, Wisc..
vi. HERMAN ADOLPH B. GRUNERT, b. 02 Oct 1833, Oschatz, Saxony, Germany; d. 06 Aug 1881, Oconto, Wisc..
vii. BERNHARD GUSTAV GRUNERT, b. 09 Dec 1837, Oschatz, Germany; d. 26 Nov 1925, Oconto, Wisc. Bernhard Gustov Grunert was an Oconto County Clerk and owned a jewely outlet. His son was Rudolph Gruner,  b. 23 Sept. 1867, and was an officer in the Oconto National Bank.
viii. CARL GRUNERT, b. 16 Jul 1836, Oschatz, Germany; d. 02 Oct 1885.
ix. PAUL RUDOLPH GRUNERT
        b. 01 Dec 1841, Oschatz, Germany 
        immigration: 1850
        military:
Pvt. Co. M. Spanish Amer War Wis Inf 2nd REGT  
        occupation: lumber grader      
        d. 29 Aug
1919, Oconto, WI 
        burial: 01 Sep 1919, Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto, Wisc.
  + BARBARA DEITRICK,

        b. 23 Jul 1849, Buffalo, New York 
        married: 
26 Nov 1868, Stephensville, WI  to Paul R. Grunert
        d. 23 Mar 1901, Oconto, Oconto Co., Wisconsin.
        burial: 26 Mar 1901, Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto Co., Wisconsin

Children of Paul R. Grunert and Barbara Deitrick:
        1. Carrie Grunert (single) born  Dec. 1869 in Wisconsin, died
Nov. 07, 1948 in Oconto, burial in  Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto
        2. Minnie Grunert  (Cool) born April 28, 1870 in Wisconsin; died  9 February 1895, burial in  Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto
        3. Charles W. Grunert born Feb. 13 1872 in Wisconsin, died March 26, 1953, burial in  Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto
        4. Mary Grunert  born 1874 in Wisconsin, married John Flatley on Oct. 23, 1894 in Oconto (see FLATLEY Family Page )
        5. * Louis H. Grunert  born June 28, 1879 in Wisconsin
        6. Helen W. Grunert born Jan. 1880 in Wisconsin
        7. Emma L. Grunert born  
Oct. 1884 in Wisconsin
        8.  Paul W. Grunert born Aug.
21, 1889 in Wisconsin, died Oct. 20, 1918 (World War I),  Pvt. Co. M, 127th Inf 32nd Div: K.I.A (Killed In Action).: Age 29 years, burial Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto
Note: Paul R. and Barbara Grunert also raised grand daughter Eva V. Cool, born March 1893 to daughter Minnie who died in 1895.
 

Louis H. Grunert
            born June 28, 1879 in Wisconsin
            occupation: lumberman; first as a day laborer in the Oconto city sawmills and later as a skilled lumber inspector and grader at the mill.
            died: Sept 7, 1967 in Oconto, Wisconsin
+ Hattie Cummings
            born: 29 July 1888 in Oconto, Oconto County, WI
           
married in 1906
            died: 17 March 1939 
in Oconto, Oconto County, WI

Children of  Louis H. Grunert and Hattie Cummings:

         1.  Orville Grunert
                b:  1910
in Oconto, WI
                occupation: truck driver
                d: October 1, 1979; burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto WI
         2.
Geraldine Grunert
                b: 1914 
in Oconto, WI
                d:  Feb. 06, 1936  in Oconto, WI of pneumonia at age 21 years;  burial in Evergreen Cemetery
         3. Muriel Marina Grunert
                b: March 2, 1917 in Oconto, WI
                d: December 24, 1981 in Alaska




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