The  Oconto County WIGenWeb Project
Collected and posted by RITA
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OCONTO COUNTY WIGENWEB SITE
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DECEMBER  2008



 
 

December

NEW

Young John Kramer and His Family Survive

The Family had started homesteading  less than a year when the Peshtigo fire struck in October 1871.  

They are now on the list of survivors

Read how they escaped and follow the genealogy of the first 3 generations.

contributed by family descendant: Jeff Redding

Peshtigo Fire Home Page

December

NEW
Additions

Flash from the Past
Individual and Family Events
Reported in the Newspaper
 July - August - September 

1892 News

Researched  by Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by Maxine Nichols

There was much socializing reported. This is particularly helpful to the family researcher in offering connections, surnames, and places of residence; especially regarding married women, who often "disappeared" from documents. 

FLASH FROM THE PAST HOME PAGE

December

NEW
MARRIAGES
Reported in the Newspaper
July - August - September   
1892

Researched  by Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by Maxine Nichols

1892 Marriages in the News

NEWSPAPER REPORTS OF OLD OCONTO COUNTY MARRIAGES - Main Page

December
NEW

DEATHS
Reported in the Newspaper
July - August - September  
1892

Researched  by Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by Maxine Nichols

1892 Newspaper Deaths

Newspaper Records of old Oconto County Deaths

 

December
NEW

BIRTHS
Reported in the Newspaper
July - August - September 
1892

Researched  by Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by Maxine Nichols

Newspaper Birth Reports 1892

Births Main Page

 December

NEW
Cemetery Gravestone Photographs and Transcriptions
An on-going project, with your help.
Please send your cemetery photos to RITA
Your name and/or e-mail link on any contribution are optional and are always your choice.
 

many NEW Photo Additions on Cemetery Page:

Transcriptions and images contributed by descendant:
 Pat Madden

Riverside Cemetery - Peshtigo 

Until 1880, Peshtigo was a part of Oconto County, Wisconsin. 
It is now in Marinette County, Wisconsin. 
The family ties remain strong to this day.

BUNDY - Raymond J., Beatrice (nee Lindberg)
CRONEWORTH - Cecile D. (nee Lindberg)
KABAT - Jeanette E. (nee Madden)
LINDBERG - August, Mathilda, John A., Clara S., Harold E., Ernest S. 
MADDEN - James T., Ruth A., Maryann, Richard J., James, Lillian (nee Scott), Susan
PERKET - Arthur, Edna (nee Lindberg)
    POWERS - Raymond, Bina (nee Madden)
SCHOUNARD - James H. Sr., Irene M. (nee Madden)
    Toren - Fred

Cemetery Gravestone Transcriptions and Photographs Main Page

NOVEMBER  2008


November

NEW
Additions

Come and see picture postcards contributed and from the collection of Dennis Kohlman.
Many of the following photographs were taken by Roy Hannan in 1910
.

Please click on photo below for a full size view


Those magnificent men in their flying machine 1911 - just one of many excellent pictures!

Abrams Photos

Photo Page

Sobieski Photos

Photo Page

and

New photos added by Dick La Brosse
Oconto Falls Photos

Photo Page


Historic Towns and Villages Main Page

November
FOUND

Please click on photo below for a full size view


1915
contibuted by: Richard LaBrosse

FOUNDThe two on the left have been identified.  They are Molly and Emil Brachdorf.

Mystery Photos - Forgotten People, Places and Times: Page 1

November
ADDITIONS

Cemetery Gravestone Photographs
An on-going project, with your help.

If you have even 1 Oconto County cemetery gravestone photo,
please send to RITA for posting on existing or newly created site cemetery pages.

They are very helpful and deeply appreciated by descendants who are not able to visit.

Transcriptions and images contributed by descendant: Mary Carl

Photo Additions on Page:
Tiegs - Albert, Amelia, Father, Fred, Fred Sr., Family Stone, John, Paul F., William, Mother Tiegs
Topel - Albertine, Carrie, William, John
Bitters - August, Karolina (nee Behm)
Swiedarke - Baby Alice Joan,
Kurth - Bertha (nee Prochnow), Ewald
Zutter - Carrie, William, Helen (daughter of August Jr. & Tillie - nee Topel - Zutter), August Sr., Bertha (nee Hass).
Prochnow - Carl, Martin, Johanna (nee Muller), Wilhelmine (1st wife of Carl - nee Muller)
Bukow - John & Wilhelmina (nee Zimmerman)
Wittkopf - Carl, Louisa (nee Ellmann)
Zimmerman - Edward, Gustav, John A.
Ziemer - Emma (nee Kittler), Fred, Fred & Emilia (nee Kittler)
LeMay - Emma (nee Prochnow), John D.
Meyer - Emma (nee Zutter), Ernest, Herbert (baby of Charles)
Redfield - Eva (nee Zimmerman), Harold (second husband of Eva)
Madison - Evelyn (nee Swiedarke)
Ravey - Helen (nee Bukow), Herman Gustave
Vaughn - Jessie, Zolma A.
Kuehl - Julius A. (Husband of Albertine - nee Zimmerman),

Couillard - Marie, Asa J.
Kittler - Gottlieb, Martha & August (son and daughter of Gottlieb & Augusta)
Hassenfeldt - Mathilda (nee Tiegs), Herman
Kassuba - Minnie (nee Andre), Carl
Schumacher - Sue (nee Livermore)

Gehlhoff - Wilhelmine (nee Prochnow)
Johnson - Emma (nee Tiegs), William


Evergreen Cemetery - Oconto City- Gravestone Transcriptions and Photographs - in progress.

Cemetery Gravestone Transcriptions and Photographs Main Page

OCTOBER  2008

October

NEW 



 Peshtigo Fire 

 Many of those lost were very recent immigrants with no ties in the USA. Their families in the "old country" just never heard from them again. There was no one to look for them, report them missing, identify them or claim them. The same was true for whole families of recent settlers who were lost in the blaze. Still others, in great unknown numbers, were not recognizable and never identified. The conglomeration of fires on that night hit large parts 4 upper Great Lakes states with cause unknown to this day.

Peshtigo Fire Home Page

The fire damage was generally seen in two parts; the most severe in which nearly everything was destroyed, had the greatest loss of life and property and the ongoing fire that spread far into the state, leaving already drought stricken people with further damage. This map and article from the fifty-eighth anniversary in 1929 is a description of the entire situation faced in Wisconsin.

Please click on the small image for a full view:

 

MAP and DESCRIPTION OF THE ENTIRE FIRE DAMAGED AREA IN WISCONSIN

Family Stories

The young Oliver and Zenaide Bastien family settled in Peshtigo when it was part of Oconto County, Wisconsin in 1868. They survived the fire. A descendant wishes to know more about the family.

Christian Felch and Family, the Bernardy, Hattenberg and Rawn Families Face The Peshtigo Fire  - Civil War Veteran Christian Felch, his family and his neighbors spend years building lives in what is now town of Porterfield only to struggle together through that momentous night.

Oliver BASTIEN Family 

Anniversary Of Big Peshtigo Fire Stirs Memories Of Local Survivor  -  Frank Leland remembers the fire as a child, for news reports,  78 years later.

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The following people survived the Great Peshtigo Fire of October 8, 1871, that claimed the lives of an estimated 1500+ people.

Mary E. Newberry ROGERS

Mary Hamm GROSS

Mabel V. BAILEY

Elvira Bailey O'HERRIN

Charles E. BRICE

Augusta Wegner BRUCE

Amanda CHURCHILL

John B. DEROSIER

Chester F. DUKET

Nathaniel ELLIOTT

Anthony HANDLER

Louisa Scheelk MARHEIME

Mary Monahan McDONALD

Catherine MURRAY (also Murry)

Anton POIRIER

William SCHELTER

Elizabeth WALSH

Elizabeth WILKE

Obituary Main Page

SEPTEMBER  2008

September
NEW
MARRIAGES
Reported in the Newspaper
April - May - June  
1892

Researched  by Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by Maxine Nichols

1892 Marriages in the News

NEWSPAPER REPORTS OF OLD OCONTO COUNTY MARRIAGES - Main Page

September
NEW

DEATHS
Reported in the Newspaper
April - May - June 
1892

Researched  by Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by Maxine Nichols

1892 Newspaper Deaths

Newspaper Records of old Oconto County Deaths

 

September
NEW

BIRTHS
Reported in the Newspaper
April - May - June 
1892

Researched  by Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by Maxine Nichols

Newspaper Birth Reports 1892

Births Main Page

September
NEW

 UPDATES - ADDITIONS

Peshtigo Fire of October 8, 1871
 Survivors and Lost

Lost: Boerner, Mary (mother, age 39), William (age 13), Casta (age 9), Caroline (age 8), Fred Jr. (age 3).

 SurvivorsFred Boerner (father), daughters Mary and Minnie.

The story that has been passed down through the years  - my Great Grandmother and one of her sisters survived the Peshtigo fire by jumping in a well. My Grandmother was Mary (aged 10) and her sister was Minnie (aged 6). The family spells the name Boerner.  I know that Fred moved to Minnesota and remarried.  Both the girls married Wezenaar brothers and raised their families in Marinette County.  It does state in Mary Boerner's that she was a survivor of the Peshtigo Fire . I think everyone else did die within a year of the fire. 

contributed by descendant:
Becky Hammill-Berg

Peshtigo Fire Survivors

Peshtigo Fire Deaths

Peshtigo Fire Home Page

 

SEPTEMBER
NEW

Flash from the Past
Individual and Family Events
Reported in the Newspaper
 April - May - June 

1892 News

Researched  by Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by Maxine Nichols

It was still a dangerous time during everyday life. The news is filled with accidents.

The surnames of married women and the locations they lived in, were often hard to obtain in these early times. Important connections for family researchers appear in the visits of family members and friends as reported. 


 

FLASH FROM THE PAST HOME PAGE


September
 UPDATE

Copper Culture State Park & Museum  

Oconto County's oldest secret!

Museum Curator: Monette Bebow-Reinhard

AUGUST  2008


August
NEW - OLD
Obituaries

contributed by: Ryan Curtis Olson

Genevieve Hellen "Jean" Forsberg HOOTEN 

Walter C. WILMOT 

Marvin David STURM

Mary Trepanier PICARD

 

contributed by: Kathy.

Carrie Blaser PLOUFF

 

 contributed by: Mary Wilinski

Hedwig Machowiak GRZESKOWIAK

Stephen GRZESKOWIAK

Peter MIHALSKI

Charles F. WALCZYK

Joseph WALCZYK

Michael V. WALINSKI  [Walenski-Wolinski]

Louis M. WALINSKI 

Ruby Latus (Mrs. Louis) WALINSKI 

Joseph WOLINSKI 

Mary WOLINSKI (Walinski - Walenski)

Stanley ZIELINSKI 

Julia (Mrs. Jacob) ZIELINSKI 

Jacob ZIELINSKI 

Josephine Wachowski [Mrs. Vincent] ZIELINSKI 

Walter ZIELINSKI 

Maryanna (Mrs. Alex) ZIELINSKI 

 

contributed by: Gloria Olson

Anntoinette Picard O'CONNOR 

David PECOR Jr.

Benjamin TREPANIER

John TREPANIER

Ben M. TREPANIER

Delia Blucher TREPANIER

Mary Trepanier PICARD

Murella E. Colson TREPANIER

Galen TREPANIER

Arlene COMYNE

Frank HUBBARD

Obituary Main Page

JULY  2008


July
NEW
Oconto County, Wisconsin

Petitions for Naturalization - Volume 13 continued
Partial

Volume 14  Part 2 #2300 - 2499

MAY  2008

International Opera Great

born and raised in Oconto County

passes away.

KATHRYN HARVEY 

 WOMEN OF OCONTO COUNTY HOME PAGE

APRIL  2008

APRIL
NOTICE
Please

Oconto County Coordinator, Rita, will be taking a short while away this month,
from new postings and answering e-mail requests only,
to do important and necessary updating and maintenance on the existing site pages.
The site will be fully functional and available to visitors 24/7
as always during this process.

Thank you for your patience, and enjoy the warming weather!!!


APRIL
NEW
Memoirs

Contributed and Written by: John R. Larson

A nostalgic glimpse into the past!

Friday Night Movie At Lena
 

Memoirs Main Page


APRIL
 NEW
Family Page

Researched and contributed by descendant: Dorothy Buchholz

The Liegeois Family of Incourt Belgium. A wonderful collection of detailed ancestral photos, research and stories on this Wisconsin pioneer family that made it's mark in Oconto County.

 LIEGEOIS Family Page

Family and Biography Main Page


APRIL
 NEW
Additions
Cemetery Gravestone Photographs and Transcriptions
An on-going project, with your help.
Please send your cemetery photos to RITA
Your name and/or e-mail link on any contribution are optional and are always your choice.
 

many NEW Photo Additions on Cemetery Page:

Transcription and images contributed by: A Very Kind Person

To Little Suamico Riverside Cemetery Records A - H (no "I")

BEDORE - Addie, James, John
ENESSE - Andrew, Andrew Jr, Mary, Kate
GOKEY - Robert R., Alfred Jr., Joseph, Basil

To Little Suamico Riverside Cemetery Records J - O

LUEBKE - Ernestine, Herman, Otto
MILZAREK - Mary, John
 

To Little Suamico Riverside Cemetery Records P - Z

PAPENFUS - Arlie, Ferdinand, Matilda, Eben, Elizabeth (nee Munson), Herman
WINAMS - Chester

Cemetery Gravestone Transcriptions and Photographs Main Page


APRIL
Really NEW

Immigrants to Oconto County, Wisconsin
An on-going project

The boundary line between the State of Maine and New Brunswick
was not settled until 56 years after the 13 original colonies declared independence in 1776.
Folks living in the disputed area went to war.
Read about what happened and when the border was finally settled.

Part of the flow of earliest settlers to Oconto County included many from New Brunswick.
On the first county censuses, these people did not claim Canada as their birth place.
Learn why they steadfastly gave New Brunswick as their country of origin.

NEW BRUNSWICK

Immigrations Main Page


MARCH  2008

 

"Somewhere At The End Of The Rainbow"


MARCH
 NEW - OLD
Obituaries

 contributed by: Carol Saric

Representing members of large early Oconto County families originally from Canada,  Holland and Ireland:

Catherine Crane FITZGERALD

Kenneth A. DEGENEFFE

Frank BITTERS

Charlotte Fondie BITTERS

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Researched, transcribed and contributed by: Gloria Olson

These obituaries from old Oconto County Families date from 1883 to 1945 and help with family research.

George R. HALL

Michael EXFERD

James CAREY

Eva Ross. SWAER

Owen FARLEY

Dr. Delbert E.  WILCOX

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Collected and contributed by: Pat Drees

The following obituaries are of survivors of the Great Peshtigo Fire on Sunday night October 8, 1871. These people listed below lived on from 1877 to 1965. Family history notations have been added on most to help family descendant researchers make a connection with their lives. Please also see:  Peshtigo Fire Home Page

Thomas W. GODDARD  Photo included

Joseph GREGY

Sophie Bakeman KITTNER

Sophie Bartels PARTHIE

Fredrica Kreinbring BERNSTEIN

Adolph J. BAKEMAN

Charles BAKEMAN

Henry BAKEMAN Sr.

John BAKEMAN

John F. BAKEMAN

Louisa Dorothy Bartels BAKEMAN

Mary Magdalene BAKEMAN

Louisa Nelding DREES

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The following vintage obituaries are related to Oconto County families.

contributed by: Mary Wilinski

edited for posting by: Carol Degeneffe Saric

 

Leo M. GAUTHIER

Robert EFFENBERGER

Betty Pawlak EFFENBERGER

Louise CHARLIER

Frank BUYARSKI

Magdalin GAJEWSKI

Harold W. BARTZ

John BEEMSTER

Martin L. FONDER
 

Antone LIPINSKI

Edward LADUE

Kay LONGRIE

Helen Belongia LONGRIE

Frances "Jennie" NOWAK

Dennis E. MENIER

Peter MIHALSKI

John Nickolas PAWLAK

Josephine "Joey" Wos PAWLAK
 

Antone REVOLINSKI

Michael REVOLINSKI

Michael John REVOLINSKI

Lucy Gracyalny  ROZANDKI

Andrew F. SMURAWA

Stephan SZWEDA

Elsia Mae Gegare WALENSKI

Joseph WALECKA

Elizabeth "Betty" Jane WASURICK

Earl G. WUSTERBARTH

Obituary Main Page


MARCH
Really NEW

Immigrants to Oconto County, Wisconsin
An on-going project

A small country with a very big history.
Belgium immigrants to Oconto County were among the first to come.
Learn a little about the history of these people,
see who they were,
where they came from in Europe
and
what their lives were like in old Oconto County.

BELGIUM

Immigrations Main Page


MARCH
 NEW

Belgium born, Max Greeten and his brother Minau come to North America in 1871. Max settled in Oconto with his Belgian wife and oldest daughter. The couple added to the family over the next years. Many of the next generation of Greetan family members worked for the railroad, and those dangerous jobs brought sadness along with travel to other parts of the nation.

 GREETAN - GREETEN Family Page

Family and Biography Main Page


MARCH
 NEW
Additions
Cemetery Gravestone Photographs and Transcriptions
An on-going project, with your help.
Please send your cemetery photos to RITA
Your name and/or e-mail link on any contribution are optional and are always your choice.

Transcriptions and images contributed by: Beverly

Oconto Catholic Cemetery - City of Oconto - Gravestone Transcriptions and Photographs - in progress.

Bergevain - Louis, Rosalie
Greeten - Pilagie, Max
 

Cemetery Gravestone Transcriptions and Photographs Main Page


MARCH
NEW
Oconto County, Wisconsin

Petitions for Naturalization - Volume 13 continued
Partial

Volume 13  #2000 - 2299


FEBRUARY  2008

 


FEBRUARY
Family Page
An on-going project, with your help.
 

From Canada and Massachusetts to Wisconsin, it was the hardy days of wilderness logging, for both men and women.

Researched, written and contributed by descendant: Janet
 

McVANE - RICHARDSON Family Page
 

Family and Biography Main Page


FEBRUARY
NEW
Family Pages

Descendant contact: Gloria

Thr Forcier Family came to the Territory of Wisconsin in 1840 from Canada. This successful farming family moved from old Brown County, Wisconsin to the new Oconto County to begin homesteads.  Generation are followed. Other surnames include St. Thomas, Godfrey, Bernardo, Grodin, Langlois, Rasche, Young, Wilson Bergevain and Poquette.

FORCIER Family Page

Louis Bergevain immigrated from Canada with an uncle at the age of 14 in 1852. He settled first in Bay Settlement, Brown County and moved his young and growing family to Oconto County, Wisconsin in 1870.  Pther surnames included Forcier, Greetan (Greeten), LaCourt, Henne, Kooner, Hatton, Hoehne, LaPlante.

BERGEVAIN Family Page
 

Family and Biography Main Page


FEBRUARY
NEW
Additions
Cemetery Gravestone Photographs and Transcriptions
An on-going project, with your help.
Please send your cemetery photos to RITA
YYour name and/or e-mail link on any contribution are optional and are always your choice.

See why your photos are so important to documenting gravestones and remembering the ancestors.

Father and son American Civil War Veterans, Joseph and Paul Prickett, are buried near each other in Oconto Catholic Cemetery. The gravestone images taken in 1986 and 1995 show the rapidly deteriorating conditions and document that Joseph Prickett's stone was no longer there in 2001. So many old stones have
"gone missing."
See for yourself.
Transcriptions and images contributed by:Gail

Oconto Catholic Cemetery - City of Oconto  - Gravestone Transcriptions and Photographs - in progress.

Prickett (Prichett) - Joseph, Paul.

Cemetery Gravestone Transcriptions and Photographs Main Page

**************
many NEW Photo Additions on Cemetery Page:

Transcription and images contributed by:  Pat Dree

 Bartek -  Grace M. Bartek, Joseph Bartek
Cota - Eben "Red" O. , Vina , Edward, Rosalie, Louis N., Gary, Jack
Davis -  James Sealy
Degeneffe - Agnes, Allen, Charles, Eva, Mary,  Emma, Ethel, Frank, Jean (John) , Jean E. , Jimmy C., Mary, John C. , Sarah A., Joseph,  Lawrence,  Irma, Leona , Marie , Wilfred, Norbert D. , Thomas ,  Patranella, Roger J., Theresa,  Paul  Victor, Salima, Viola Ganter,Charles, Ellen,  Kenneth A. Degenette,
Hatten  - Lorena Kasbaum Cota
Price -  Miltilda Davis

Oconto Catholic Cemetery - City of Oconto  - Gravestone Transcriptions and Photographs - in progress.
 

Cemetery Gravestone Transcriptions and Photographs Main Page


 FEBRUARY
Additions and Revised

Farnsworth Public Library - Oconto

Index of Obituaries from the Oconto County Reporter
1997 - 2007
(an ongoing project)

The following is an index summary of the obituaries printed in the newspaper Oconto County Reporter.
These obituaries have been collected and stored at the Farnsworth Public Library,
which has provided this on going index with the intention of helping family researchers.
The lists have been faithfully posted just as they were received.

To Make an E-mail Request for a Copy of the Full, Original Obituary, Please Click: E-mail Requests

Oconto County, Wisconsin, related deaths in:

Late 1997 - 1999  . 2000 - 2001  . 2002 - 2003  . 2004 - 2005  . 2006 - 2007

Obituary Main Page


FEBRUARY
NEW
Churches of Hickory

History contributed by: Rick Hidde
 

The Methodist Church - Hickory
 

The Church of Christ - Hickory
 

Historic Churches of Oconto County Photographs and Histories,
     An on-going project, with your help.


FEBRUARY
NEW
Historic School

History and photos were contributed by: Rick Hidde

Hickory School Page
 

Historic Oconto County Schools Photo Page
An on-going project, with your help.


FEBRUARY
NEW
Towns and Villages

In 1979 there was a school reunion at Hickory School.
The complete booklet written for the occasion,
which has a history,
and sketches of village buildings,
is here for your enjoyment.
Early resident surnames are included!

contributed by: Rick Hidde

Hickory Photo Page
 

Historic Towns and Villages Page


FEBRUARY
NEW
Oconto County, Wisconsin
United States Citizenship List

The people listed had completed both steps in the old United States naturalization application process and had been granted United States citizenship.
Year of awarding and name of citizen are given.

This list was sent to all Townships in March 1913.
Researched and contributed by: Jilaine Hock , whose family preserved the old original carbon pages.

Transcribed by: Janet

Oconto County Citizenship List
 

BACK TO THE OCONTO COUNTY NATURALIZATIONS MAIN PAGE


FEBRUARY
NEW
Family Page
with ancestral photos!
An on-going project, with your help.

The Place Family began settlement in Wisconsin at Peshtigo in 1838, a good 10 years before Wisconsin achieved statehood. Abraham (Abram) Place built and ran a fur trading post 4 miles north of the present village of Peshtigo (Brown County until 1851, Oconto County until 1879, now Marinette County). Other members of the family, originally from Vermont, then Lawrence County, New York, followed to lumber and farm the dense woodlands, and are among the few who survived the Great Peshtigo Fire of October 8, 1871.  They are traditionally among the honored early pioneer families.

Researched, written and contributed by descendant: Janet

 PLACE Family Page

Family and Biography Main Page


FEBRUARY
ADDITION
An on-going project, with your help.

The Place Sanctuary
-
Taken from two early publications,this page tells of the Place Family kindness and survival during and following the Great Peshtigo Fire of October 8, 1871. Their immediate efforts were responsible for the saving of many lives and in bringing some measure of comfort and compassion in passing of many more.
 

Peshtigo Fire Home Page

 

FEBRUARY
ADDITIONS

Cemetery Gravestone Photographs
An on-going project, with your help.

If you have even 1 Oconto County cemetery gravestone photo,
please send to RITA for posting on existing or newly created site cemetery pages.

They are very helpful and deeply appreciated by descendants who are not able to visit.

Photo Additions on NEW Cemetery Page:
Transcriptions and images contributed by:Gail
Prickett - Paul, Zoie (Larrivere), George
Oconto Catholic Cemetery - City of Oconto  - Gravestone Transcriptions and Photographs - in progress.
~~~~~~~~~~

Transcriptions and images contributed by descendant: Mary Carl

Photo Additions on Page:
Allie - Ruth
Eisenbach - Marie, Rev. Herman
Johnson - Marie (Zimmerman) & Elmer
Kuehl - Albertine, Nora & Hattie
Mealy - Clifford
Patzer - Emma
Livermore - Cordes & Ann
Schacht - Arthur & Ruby (Zimmerman)
Young - Leonard & Eunice (Zimmerman)
Zimmerman - Agnes, August (2), Augusta (Gustke), August & Ernestine, Alfred & Pauline, Eliza & William A., Gustav, Harry, Helen & Arnold, Marvin, Walter
Zimmermann - Wilhelmine, Anna Kitttler
Evergreen Cemetery - Oconto City- Gravestone Transcriptions and Photographs - in progress.
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Brookside Cemetery Gravestone Transcriptions M- N
Milan - Vernon

Brookside Cemetery Gravestone Transcriptions Q - R - S
Swaer - Raymond & Florence, Bertha
 

Brookside Cemetery Gravestone Transcriptions  T - U
Topal - Albert & Wilhelmina
Topel - Fred & Ida, Gordon

Brookside Cemetery Gravestone Transcriptions  V - W - X - Y - Z

Zimmerman - Wilbur & Violet, Marie (Topel) Mealy

Cemetery Gravestone Transcriptions and Photographs Main Page


FEBRUARY
NEW
Oconto County, Wisconsin

Petitions for Naturalization - Volume 13 continued
#2000 - 2299

13


    JANUARY  2008



JANUARY
ADDITIONS

The following tables were contributed by:Jilaine
and
transcribed for posting by: Janet

Please scroll to the end of the page
Lena High School Students from Town of Little River 1931-32
Lena High School Students from Town of Little River 1935
Lena High School Students  1938 - 39
Lena High School  1941
Lena High School Students from Town of Little River  1941
Lena High School  1942
Lena High School Students from Town of Little River  1942
  Lena High School students from Town of Little River   1946

Lena School Page
 

Historic Oconto County Schools Photo Page
An on-going project, with your help.


JANUARY
NEW
THE PECK FAMILY
also includes local surnames:
Curtis, Durgin, Munn, Post, Tonsea (Pe Ton Ne To Qua), McGregor, Conant, Bundy

The pioneer Peck Family traces it's roots back to New England. After the loss of his wife in New York State, the widower and his children  came to the Territory of Wisconsin in 1840 (statehood in 1848).  Once grown, the younger generation then settled in various parts of the state. The newly established Oconto County stretched over the whole northeastern corner of the state to the Michigan border. Members of this family are listed survivors of the Great Peshtigo Fire of October 8, 1871, but lost all else. They remained to rebuild in what became Marinette County in 1879.

Researched, written and contributed by descendants:Janet and Jason

 PECK Family Page

Family and Biography Main Page


JANUARY
NEW
2 Cemetery Pages
Cemetery Gravestone Photographs
An on-going project, with your help.

If you have even 1 Oconto County cemetery gravestone photo,
please send to RITA for posting on existing or newly created site cemetery pages.

They are very helpful and deeply appreciated by descendants who are not able to visit.

The following cemetery pages have added gravestone photographs.
Transcriptions and images contributed by: Dick LaBrosse

New Cemetery Pages:
Frechette - Pearl, Sophia and John
LaBrosse - Mose and Angeline

St. Joseph and St. Peter Catholic Cemetery -
Now part of Oconto Catholic Cemetery  - Gravestone Transcriptions and Photographs - in progress.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

LaBrosse - Anthony, Frieda (Schindel)
Mayer - Olga (Schindel) and baby Judith
Ratz  - William
Schindel - Ernestine and Emil, Eugene, Kathleen, Melody, Otto

Woodlawn Cemetery  -
Oconto Falls  - Gravestone Transcriptions and Photographs - in progress.
 

Cemetery Gravestone Transcriptions and Photographs Main Page


JANUARY
NEW
contributed by:Jilaine

Sunny Brook School Page
c: 1905 Photo

What a difference a few short years make.
The newly added photograph of the student body
shows the same teacher and building,
but a student population explosion.
Sunny Brook School Page
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Pershing School Page
c: 1910 Photo
The student body shows its skills in learning achievements
in this unusual, "working" photograph.
 some names included
Pershing School Page

Historic Oconto County Schools Photo Page
An on-going project, with your help.


JANUARY
NEW

Photo Identified - Family Found

Mystery Photos - Forgotten People, Places and Times: Page 1

Photograph "A" has been identified!
 contributed by: Gail

Forgotten People Main Page
An on-going project, with your help


JANUARY
Additions

Cemetery Gravestone Photographs
An on-going project, with your help.

If you have even 1 Oconto County cemetery gravestone photo,
please send to RITA for posting on existing or newly created site cemetery pages.

They are very helpful and deeply appreciated by descendants who are not able to visit.

The following cemetery pages have added gravestone photographs.
Transcriptions and images contributed by:Gail

Photo and Information Additions on Page:
St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery - Stiles- (part of Abrams - Stiles   Cemetery) Gravestone Transcriptions and Photographs - in progress.
Jarvey - Joseph Sr, Mary Blackwell, Andrew, Elizabeth Benkey,William Henry, Joseph N., Robert and Blanche.
Benkey - Minnie
Prickett - Lewis B.

Cemetery Gravestone Transcriptions and Photographs Main Page


JANUARY
NEW

THE RAFFORD FAMILY
also includes local surnames:
Beckwith, Moran,Grant, McVane, Lindsay, Kein, Carter, Barrett, Head, Beeman, Brown, NcNeil, Kritz, Place, Topel, Horn, Kittler, Zeihm, Tourtillotte, Fifarek, Clausen, Merline, Engler, Tupper, Heller, Hurd, Johnston

A research of the Rafford family who moved from Maine to Peshtigo, probably around 1867. Ancestors in the family just escaped the Great Peshtigo Fire of October 8, 1871, having moved only days before it happened.
 

Researched, written and contributed by descendants: Janet and Jason

RAFFORD Family Page

Family and Biography Main Page


JANUARY
NEW
Still More!
Cemetery Gravestone Photographs
An on-going project, with your help.

If you have even 1 Oconto County cemetery gravestone photo,
please send to RITA for posting on existing or newly created site cemetery pages.

They are very helpful and deeply appreciated by descendants who are not able to visit.

The following cemetery pages have added gravestone photographs.
Transcriptions and images contributed by descendant: Janet and Jason

Photo Additions on Page:
Elmann - Richard
McNeil - Norine Kittler
Kittler - Martha and August, Helen and Waldemar
Ziehm - Arthur, Augusta, Carl, Ferdinand
Evergreen Cemetery - Oconto City- Gravestone Transcriptions and Photographs - in progress.
 

.Cemetery Gravestone Transcriptions and Photographs Main Page


JANUARY
NEW
Oconto County, Wisconsin

Petitions for Naturalization - Volume 12
Complete

Name Index

Volume 12


JANUARY
NEW
Summary
Federal Census 1870
Town of Peshtigo
Population 1,744
transcribed and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis

The whole northeastern part of Wisconsin was Oconto County until it was divided in 1879.
In an effort to help family researchers with finding the names of people who may have lived
in town of Peshtigo at the time of the Great Peshtigo Fire of October 8, 1871,
a summary of the 1970 Federal Census has been added.

1870 PESHTIGO Census

Peshtigo Fire Home Page


JANUARY
NEW

Pershing School Page
With Photos
names included
contributed by:Jilaine

The year is 1937.
You are cordially invited to visit and meet teacher Landon O'Grady
and the students in classes 1 through 5 at Pershing School.
Be on your best behavior.

Pershing School Page

Historic Oconto County Schools Photo Page
An on-going project, with your help.


JANUARY
NEW
More
Cemetery Gravestone Photographs
An on-going project, with your help.

If you have even 1 Oconto County cemetery gravestone photo,
please send to RITA for posting on existing or newly created site cemetery pages.

They are very helpful and deeply appreciated by descendants who are not able to visit.

The following cemetery pages have added gravestone photographs.
Transcriptions and images contributed by descendant: Terry

New Cemetery Page:
Hornick - Emily and Harry
St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery - Stiles - (part of Abrams - Stiles Cemetery) Gravestone Transcriptions and Photographs - in progress.
 

Photo Additions on Page:
Kreuger - Edith and Paul
Evergreen Cemetery - Oconto City- Gravestone Transcriptions and Photographs - in progress.
 

.Cemetery Gravestone Transcriptions and Photographs Main Page


JANUARY
NEW

The Becker Family immigrated to Wisconsin from Pomerania in 1869.
In early 1900's Oconto County they were known for the Becker Symphony Orchestra,
pictured on the handbill posted to this page.
Follow three generations of the family through history and images.

 Henry F. BECKER Family
 

Family and Biography Main Page


JANUARY
NEW
Cemetery Gravestone Photographs
An on-going project, with your help.

If you have even 1 Oconto County cemetery gravestone photo,
please send to RITA for posting on existing or newly created site cemetery pages.

They are very helpful and deeply appreciated by descendants who are not able to visit.

The following cemetery pages have added gravestone photographs.
Transcriptions and images contributed by descendant: Jilaine

New Cemetery Pages:
Swedish Lutheran Cemetery also Swedetown Road Cemetery - Oconto City- Gravestone Transcriptions and Photographs - in progress.
St. Charles Catholic Cemetery - Lena Township - Gravestone Transcriptions and Photographs - in progress.

Photo Additions on Pages:
Evergreen Cemetery - Oconto City- Gravestone Transcriptions and Photographs - in progress.
Little Suamico Riverside Cemetery Burial Records and Photographs - in progress.
 

.Cemetery Gravestone Transcriptions and Photographs Main Page


JANUARY
UPDATE

The Grunert Family Page has been updated!

Contributed by: Len Cade

 GRUNERT Family Page

Family and Biography Main Page


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