The  Oconto County WIGenWeb Project 
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OCONTO COUNTY WIGENWEB SITE
Wisconsin


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DECEMBER  2010 


May Your Heart
 Be Filled With
Peace, Joy and Love

This Holiday Season
and Throughout the Year!
  RITA 

December

NEW Additions

Historic Schools of Oconto County, WI

Vintage photographs of two schools that are no longer standing:

Greenwood School Page
and
Oak Orchard School is on -
Historic Oconto County Schools Main Photo Page

Researched and contributed by:
Jill Gondek
 

Please send your old school building photos and Information in for posting to (you will be credited in the posting): 

Project and Web Site Coordinator - RITA

NOVEMBER  2010 




November

NEW
Addition

A 1908 photo of bustling, downtown Kelly Brook, Oconto County, Wisconsin

Photo contributed by:
Jill Gondek
 

Kelly Brook Photo Page

Historic Towns and Villages Page



November

NEW
Additions

Vintage pictures and information are contributed and from the collection of Mike Brzezinski

Historic Petersville Photo Page

Historic Sobieski Photo Page

Petersville History Page

Historic Towns and Villages Page


November

NEW

NAMES ARE IN BOLD TEXT

May 22, 1903
May 29, 1903

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

1903 News

FLASH FROM THE PAST HOME PAGE



November

NEW
Additions


MARRIAGES
Reported in the Newspaper 


May 22, 1903
May 29, 1903

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

1903 Marriages in the News

NEWSPAPER REPORTS OF OLD OCONTO COUNTY MARRIAGES - Main Page


November

NEW
Additions

BIRTHS
Reported in the Newspaper

May 22, 1903
May 29, 1903

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

Newspaper Birth Reports 1903

Births Main Page

  
November

NEW
Additions

DEATHS
Reported in the Newspaper 

May 22, 1903
May 29, 1903

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

1903 Newspaper Deaths

Newspaper Records of old Oconto County Deaths 

OCTOBER  2010 



October

NEW Additions

FAMILY PAGES

 .HERALD.

Contributed by descendant: Mary Beth Noonan Jensen

A wonderful family ancestral photograph album has been added, starting from an 1874 wedding gown.
Mary Beth has also updated the extensive Herald Family Page descendancy chart and includes family surnames of Devins/Devirs/CrevireDevin/Denean Dever, McAuliffe, Small, Lawler, Dickenson, Nelson, LeMere, Mullarkey, Reick, Kennedy, Nick, Donovan, Pevonka, NcNulty, Wren, Belongia, Conlon, O'Connor, Allen, Van Hefty, Bartz, Saucier, Noonan, Nevin, Gerler, Beggs, Mechoir, Sprink, Knoenchild, Schubring, Foran, Williams,
Herald Family Page

Family and Biography Main Page

October

NEW

FAMILY PAGES

 .HALE .

Mike introduces us to the very early Hale settlers, who homesteaded,  prospered and thrived in northeastern  Territory of Wisconsin, now Oconto and Marinette County, before statehood in 1848. He also offers very vivid, early ancestral photos as well as fine family history research, showing us a peek of long ago!
Researched, written and contributed by descendant:  Mike Churchill
Hale Family Page

Family and Biography Main Page

NEW Addition

 .DUTTON .

NEW Photographs contributed by :  Mike Churchill
Samuel and Lucinda Dutton were among the first pioneers in the Pensaukee area of Oconto County, having come from "Out East" as young  adults before 1860 and raising a family. This historic family page was researched by Gloria Olson and posted some time ago. Now two wonderful late 1800's photos of Lucinda and Samuel have been added by Mike Churchill. Careful study of Lucinda's hands show a woman who had lived for many years with very painful and crippling Reumatoid Arthritis, which would have also affected all the joints in her back, neck and limbs. She would have needed assitance daily. Dressing, hair styling as well as travel to the studio and moving to pose would have been exhausting and painful, as seen on her face. Her pioneer courage was needed still. She died just two weeks after her husband from "shock and grief" according to her death certificate.
Dutton Family Page  

Family and Biography Main Page

October
NEW


The computer hard drive crashed and died. The tower was too old for another upgrade. A new tower has arrived (finally) and is being reprogrammed since it is Windows 7 (all sorts of new stuff for me with this process - thank you Mr. Gates. Personally, I always liked Windows 98) . Files are being recovered and loaded on the new programs as quickly as possible so new postings can be continued ASAP. Please bear with me during this long process (I can't wait 'til it's done!!!) and
Thank You for your patience!
RITA

October

NEW Additions

1871 Peshtigo Fire Survivors:

All contributions are welcome for posting.
RITA

The McDonell Family was large with members living in both the rural family homestead and village of Peshtigo. They have been added to the list of survivors.

 Hugh & Kathryn McDonnell are my g. grandparents. contributed by: Gerry McDonald Winnipeg, MB, Canada

McDonells  / McDonalds - Living on farm 8 Oct. 1871 located ½ mi. W. of Jct. D & DD near Harmony, WI:
    Hugh & Kathryn McDonell, b. St. Andrews West, ON, Canada 1802 & 1810 (returned to Canada 2-3 years after fire)
    Children of Hugh & Kathryn with them on farm:
        John H.  McDonell, b. St. Andrews West, On, Canada 1 May, 1836 (Pioneered in Black Hills & Camp Crook, SD after fire) 
        Dougal H. McDonell, b, St. Andrews West, ON, Canada, 1851 (Pioneered with brother, John H. in Black Hills & Camp Crook, SD after fire)
        Duncan H. McDonell, b. St. Andrews West, ON, Canada 12 June 1849, (m. Mollie Smith, went to Chicago after fire) 
        Sarah McDonell, b. St. Andrews West, ON, Canada 12 June 1849; twin to Duncan H.  (m. Thomas Hugh Masterson)
    Children of Hugh & Kathryn living in Peshtigo village 8 Oct. 1871:
        Christie McDonell  b. St. Andrews West, ON, Canada 29 May 1842 and her husband,
        Ranald McDonell b. St. Andrews West, ON, Canada 8 Oct. 1837 & and their children,
        Jeanette and Frances (Florence) McDonell, b. WI 1866 & 1870 (Settled in Seymour, WI after fire) 
        Flora McDonell McMurray, b St. Andrews West, ON, Canada 24 Mar. 1847 and her husband 
Thomas McMurray Flora’s husband, a carpenter in Peshtigo b. 2 Feb. 1842, New York. (Couple settled in Cecil, WI)



These pages are dedicated to the people who livd to tell of their survival and stories of the Peshtigo Fire.
Survivors of the Fire

There are spelling corrections and additional information being made to the old deaths lists. The most recent comes from a descendant who has done extensive research, which continues.

Van Byninger, John.Johannes van Rijsingen (also van Rysinger). born 23/10/1829 at Uden, Netherlands. From the book, Dutch American Voices: letters from the United States, 1850-1930, by Herbert J. Brinks, which has the text of a De Groot family letter from an Appleton noting of the 1871 fires, "Johannes van Rijsingen, from Uden is also reported dead." Same appears in a volume in Dutch that looks to be quoting the same letter. Johannes' wife and children were known to have survived. He was a tailor and owned his own shop in Appleton. contributed by descendant:  Robert Van Ryzin

Fire Deaths

Peshtigo Fire Home Page




SEPTEMBER  2010 



September
Is Janet McNiel Appreciation Month
for her hard work in transcribing all the old newspaper issues!
Hundreds of indivdual and family names with connected events!
The new introduction of photos!
  

NEW ISSUES of 1902
February 6, 13, 20, 27  
August 15, 22, 29
Septemer 5, 26
October 12, 17, 24, 31
November 14, 21, 28
December 5, 12
Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

Family owned businesses change hands, move and expand.
Families and communities face many destructive fires.
Correspondants from local communities and rural areas send reports of residents' weekly activies
A dying man in Colorado leaves a sizable estate, but his brother in Wisconsin can not be found to claim it.
There was international acclaimed opera performed by a local diva in the county opera houses and churches.
Siblings and parents traveled often to visit and stay, giving important family connections to researchers.
Local entertainment offered quality fun and serious presentations.
County Court was active.
Disagreements were sometimes settled with dangerous results.
The Oconto County Fair was much anticipated, entered and attended, with prizes greatly competed for and valued.
A school house is struct during a tremendous hail and lightning storm; read what happened to the students and people who too shelter there.
An old settler is interviewed about early life in the county and suriving the Great Peshtigo Fire with his family.
Accidents with machinery and fire arms left many suffering.
Active Victorian socialization kept people on the go in an interesting number of ways.
There was a sudden witnessed suicide of a unknown man, robbery, and murder as well as insanity; how they happened.
Families moved in and others moved out.
There was much interest in the happy celebrations of long marriages.
News from former long time residents now in other parts of the country or in military service.
Who had the biggest harvest tails to compete with others?
Weddings, births and deaths.

1902 Individual & Family News

FLASH FROM THE PAST HOME PAGE

1902 Marriages in the News

NEWSPAPER REPORTS OF OLD OCONTO COUNTY MARRIAGES - Main Page

 

Newspaper Birth Reports 1902

Births Main Page

  

1902 Newspaper Deaths

Newspaper Records of old Oconto County Deaths 

 

September

NEW
Family Page With History!

John Family Page

Truly an Oconto County Pioneer Family

A series of very old news articles and photographs detail the lives of this family, in particular  Frederick William John, the family patriarch who was born in 1827 in Prussia and immigrated after serving in th Prussian Army and marrying. He was a much respected Veteran of the American Civil War (1861 - 1865) as a Sergeant in the 38th Wisconsin Infantry. At the time that the John Family moved to Oconto County in 1854, it was only 4 years in existence and the only way to get there was by boat on Lake Michigan, over the ice in winter, or by narrow Indian foot trail from Green Bay. John and his wife Johanna lived well into the early 1900's, and have left descendants to cherish their courage.


Family and Biography Main Page

  

AUGUST  2010 


Got a little time on your hands? Beat the heat. Come fiddle around on the site and enjoy yourself!

August
NEW
Memoirs of Oconto County

Original old photographs with a memoir by Mrs. Florence A. Buckman & a daughter's story of her mother's courageous life, written by Lenore (Buckman, Nickel) Beck, daughter of Florence (Hubbard, Waite, Hale) Buckman.

Researched and contributed by: Mike  Churchill


Waubee Lake Memories &  My Pioneer Mother

Memoirs Main Page


August

NEW 

added:

Wondering what that old building is as you drive by? Maybe one of these?

Please send your recent or old school building photos and Information in for posting to: 

Project and Web Site Coordinator - RITA

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Present day photographs to the:

Photos contributed by:
Pat Drees

Hall School Page

Photos contributed by:
Jill Gondek
 

Pensaukee School Page

Flowing Springs School Page

South Morgan School Page

Sunshine School Page

West Klondike School Page

Hall School Page

Grignon School Page

Brick School Page

Couillardville School Page

Cottonwood Grove School Page

Logan School Page

Jefferson School Page

Sobieski School Page

Morgan School Page

Hayes School Page

Suring Graded Page

Mountain High School Page

Mountain Graded School Page

Breed Central School Page

NEW PHOTOS ON THE SCHOOL MAIN PHOTO PAGE

(because we don't yet have their school history)
and
See an extensive old school list on: 


Historic Oconto County Schools Main Photo Page

Clover Nook
Mountain High School
Busy Nook
Valley Line
Spring Lawn
West Side School
Valley Line


Oconto County, WI.

August
NEW
FAMILY PAGE
Researched and contributed by descendant: - Janet McNeil

This research is still a work in progress.  I'm sure there are mistakes, omissions and people I couldn't find. Any feedback is welcome. I'm always eager to add new relatives.  And a big thank you to the many people who have given me names and dates and shared family histories.

 .CHAPPUE .

ALTERNATE SPELLINGS FOUND:

CHAPPU, CHAPPEE, SHAPPE, CHAPPEAN, CHAPPEU, CHAPPEN, CHAPPE, SHAPPEY, CHAFFEE, CHAPPIE

also RELATED surnames: 

MCPHERSON, THRASH, KITTSON, PLACE,  PHILLIPS, MILLER, MAY, HARPER, WILSON, BUTLER, REED, McPHERSON, JACKSON, MARSH, OLSON, BOSESEN, KANIA, CORBIT, GRANDAW - GRANDEAU, CHAPMAN, DE MILLER, MONROE, RENTMEISTER, UTTER, CORBETT, LA ROCK, RICHARDS, MUNRO, SHIGLEY, MOSES, FRECHETTE, GRIGNON, PETATAH, DICKIE

CHAPPUE Family Page  

Family and Biography Main Page

August
NEW Addition
researched and written by:  Mary Beth [Noonan] Jensen

"Home talent plays were given at the old Music Hall (city of Oconto) and when that place was abandoned by all but the Oconto Lumberman (newspaper) printing office, plays, dances and other inside amusements such as ten pins and bowling, took place at the Turner Opera House..." Oconto County Historian George Hall

Turner Opera House

Past Scenes of Oconto County Main Page

August
NEW Additions
Life unfolds in this marathon of Fall 1903 newspaper reports:
One man finds his sister who he has not seen since 1865 and goes to see her.
The 25th Anniversary is called  the "China Wedding" for the gifts given.
There is no hospital in Oconto and people with contagious diseases are sent to the "Pest House".
Three well known family patriarchs travel back to their original homeland for a visit and report back.
Runaway horses cause several incidents of excitement and danger.
There is a train wreck!
Daily life is described.
As the harvest is finished, food is prepared and stored for the winter,
lumbermen are leaving for the woods
and at home there is time for a little more resident recreation of all ages.
Ancestors are reported enjoying:
Sleigh rides
Candy pulls

Masquerade Balls
Private and public dinners
Square dances
Social Club membership meetings
Lots of visiting
Anniversary parties
Ice fishing
Socials
Church "Doings"
Afternoon teas
Long stays by friends and relatives from distant places
Birthday celebrations
card parties
and more............
Find your folks among the hundreds of names, highlighted to make it easier!

Flash from the Past
Individual and Family Events
Reported in the Newspaper

September 18, 1903

October 16 & 23, 1903

November 27, 1903

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

1903 News

FLASH FROM THE PAST HOME PAGE


August

NEW
Additions


MARRIAGES
Reported in the Newspaper 


September 18, 1903

October 16 & 23, 1903

November 27, 1903

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

1903 Marriages in the News

NEWSPAPER REPORTS OF OLD OCONTO COUNTY MARRIAGES - Main Page



August

NEW
Additions

BIRTHS
Reported in the Newspaper


September 18, 1903

October 16 & 23, 1903

November 27, 1903

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

Newspaper Birth Reports 1903

Births Main Page

  
August

NEW
Additions

DEATHS
Reported in the Newspaper 

September 18, 1903

October 16 & 23, 1903

November 27, 1903

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

1903 Newspaper Deaths

Newspaper Records of old Oconto County Deaths 

 
August
NEWS

October 5, 1903

A terrible disaster grips the interest of those in Northeastern Wisconsin

The St. Louis Republic. (St. Louis, Mo.) 
October 05, 1903

Oct 4, 1903. 

AMERICAN MEN WERE GALLANT 
TO WOMEN IN FAVE OF DEATH

TERRIBLE SINKING

LOSS OF LIFE STILL BEING DETERMINED

The passenger steamer Erie L. Hackley of Fish Creek foundered In Green Bay last night during a hard squall

1903 News

FLASH FROM THE PAST HOME PAGE

  
August
NEW Additions
Everyone who could, made it back home for Thanksgiving, 107 years ago,
and the newspapers
are filled with stories about local residents.
Find your folks!

Flash from the Past
Individual and Family Events
Reported in the Newspaper

December 4, 1903

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

1903 News

FLASH FROM THE PAST HOME PAGE


August

NEW
Additions


MARRIAGES
Reported in the Newspaper 


December 4, 1903

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

1903 Marriages in the News

NEWSPAPER REPORTS OF OLD OCONTO COUNTY MARRIAGES - Main Page



August

NEW
Additions

BIRTHS
Reported in the Newspaper

December 4, 1903

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

Newspaper Birth Reports 1903

Births Main Page

JULY  2010 



July

NEW 

added:

Wondering what that old building is as you drive by? Maybe one of these?

Send your old or recent school building photos in for posting to: 

Project and Web Site Coordinator - RITA

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Present day photographs to the:

Photos contributed by:
Pat Drees

Hall School Page

2010 Photos contributed by:
Jill Gondek
 

Kadlec School Page

Spruce School Page

Claywood School Page

Goldfield School Page

Kelly Lake School Page

Grignon School Page

Meadow Brook School Page

Stiles Junction School Page

Goldhorn School Page

Frostville School Page

See an extensive school list on: 
Historic Oconto County Schools Photo Page

Oconto County, WI.

July

NEW
Family Page With History and Notes!

Researched and contributed by descendant:  Janet

TOURTILLOT Family Page

 This extensive family research begins with  Thomas B. Tourtillot who was born 23 Apr 1786 in Penobscot, Maine. He was the fifth generation documented in the line of our very earliest settlers. This family offers wonderful insight on the diversity and complexity of many families of the early USA.

Family and Biography Main Page

  
July
NEW Additions
It's the middle of winter, 106 years ago,
and the newspapers
are filled with stories about local residents.
Find your folks!

Flash from the Past
Individual and Family Events
Reported in the Newspaper
January 8 & 22, 1904

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

1904 News

FLASH FROM THE PAST HOME PAGE

July

NEW
Additions


MARRIAGES
Reported in the Newspaper 

January 8 & 22, 1904

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

1904 Marriages in the News

NEWSPAPER REPORTS OF OLD OCONTO COUNTY MARRIAGES - Main Page


July

NEW
Additions

BIRTHS
Reported in the Newspaper
  January 8 & 22, 1904

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

Newspaper Birth Reports 1904

Births Main Page


July

NEW
Additions

DEATHS
Reported in the Newspaper 

January 8 & 22, 1904

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

1904 Newspaper Deaths

Newspaper Records of old Oconto County Deaths 


 
July
NEW Addition

1871 Peshtigo Fire Survivors' Stories:
These pages are dedicated to the people who lived to tell of their survival and stories of the Peshtigo Fire.
All contributions are welcome for posting.
RITA


Contributed by descendant: Pat Drees

The Schmidt (Smith) Family Survives the Fire and Fred Smith's Obituary -


Peshtigo Fire Home Page

JUNE  2010 



 
 
June

NEW Photo Additions
contributed by Richard LaBrosse

Please click on the page link below the thumb nail photos for a full size view


Volk Family Cemetery Entrance

Volk Family Cemetery
    Entrance Photograph only (gravestone photos needed).

Stiles Junction Railroad Station

Historic Stiles Junction Photo Page

The new Gillett City Hall and Opera House

Historic Gillett Photo Page

The first Fordson Tractor sales in Oconto Falls in 1917



Historic Oconto Falls Photo Page

Historic Towns and Villages Page

 
June

NEW 


 

Official 1871 Peshtigo Fire Museum Website

Margaret Wood
Secretary of the Peshtigo Historical Society and Museum Volunteer

Peshtigo Fire Home Page

 
June

NEW 

added:

A 1902 photograph of the entire student body of over 50 pupils in a one room schoolhouse:

Grignon School Page

Photo contributed by:

The Philippi Family Collection

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Present day photographs to the:

Stiles Junction School Page

Photos contributed by:
Jill Gondek 

Wondering what that old building is as you drive by? Maybe one of these? 
Or see an extensive school list on: 
Historic Oconto County Schools Photo Page

Oconto County, Wi.

 

June
NEW 

Family Page with History and Photos

Researched and contributed by descendant:  Barb
 

DAMP - TROHOE Family Page

Family and Biography Main Page

June
NEW 
Descendant contact and information

Family Page

 Contact descendant: Terry Hornick

Includes wonderful ancestor photos

MEINCKE Family Page

Family and Biography Main Page

June

NEW

Family Page

Researched and contributed by: Mary Beth (Noonan) Jensen

BELLEW Family Page

Family and Biography Main Page

June
NEW Additions

Flash from the Past
Individual and Family Events
Reported in the Newspaper
January 29 & February 5, 1904

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

1904 News

FLASH FROM THE PAST HOME PAGE

June

NEW
Additions


MARRIAGES
Reported in the Newspaper 

 January 29 & February 5, 1904

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

1904 Marriages in the News

NEWSPAPER REPORTS OF OLD OCONTO COUNTY MARRIAGES - Main Page


June

NEW
Additions

BIRTHS
Reported in the Newspaper
  January 29 & February 5, 1904

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

Newspaper Birth Reports 1904

Births Main Page


june

NEW
Additions

DEATHS
Reported in the Newspaper 

January 29 & February 5, 1904

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

1904 Newspaper Deaths

Newspaper Records of old Oconto County Deaths 

    MAY  2010 


 

May

NEW Additions

Cemetery Gravestone Photographs and Transcriptions

Images, and Transcriptions done and contributed by (a whole lot of hiking, typing and eye strain for us...Thanks so much):

 Janet and Jason 

Evergreen Cemetery A - H 

Buettner - Marcella, Walter,

Butler -Flora B,

Chamberlain - Andrew, Andrew B,

Couillard - A M,

Degeneffe - Alfred L,

DesJarlais - Ronald Gene,

Dunton - Amos L, Mary (nee) Hanes,

Funk - Emma, Otto,

Edwards - Arthur, Caroline, Gertrude, Moses,

Exstrom - Martin,

Foelker - Margaret,

Follett - Margaret,

Fraid - Pearl,

Funk - Emma, Otto,

Gehlhoff - Wilhelmina (nee Prochnow),

George - Ann,

Gissing - Phyllis,

Evergreen Cemetery I - P

Hanes - Hiram F, 

Haines - John (Family),

Hurckman - Alphonse, Emma,

Kosikowski - Family Stone,

Johnston - Fay, Georgiana, Margaret, William D,

LaPage - David, Frank X, James, Mary E, Samuel,

Marquardt - Nola Mae, Shirley,

Maus - Marcella,
McDowell -  Gertrude, James A, Richard, Verna I,

McFadden - Andrew, Anna E, Edith I, Ethel, Etta, Mary, Stanley G., Wilhemina,

Parfitt - Diane,

Pirlot - Chas,

Pottman - Chas,

Evergreen Cemetery Q - Z 

Richer - George A., Harold B., Loretta M., Stephan Byron (Spanish American War Vet.),

Riemer - Anna, Caroline (1), Julius K., Carl, Caroline (2)

Rugg - George W, Mary

Schaal - Wendy,

Schoenebeck - George, Herman, Mathilde,

Sharpe - Elizabeth,

Uhl - Roger Earl,

Werth - Augusta,

Wilhelm - Max, Emil,

Willette - Ruby,

Williquette. Tammy Lynn

Zorn - Infant

Cemetery Gravestone Transcriptions and Photographs Main Page

  - Gravestone Transcriptions and Photographs 
a work in progress, with your help.



May
NEW

Family Page

 Direct descendant with extensive research to share, contact: Pat

Descendant contact: Mike

LANGLAY - LANGLEY - LANGLAIS Family Page

Family and Biography Main Page

May
NEW

Dating Old Photographs

Using clues from old photographs of Oconto County residents
from the 1840's through 1860's
(more decades to come in future)

 to help date your family pictures.
~~~~~~

Early Oconto County Photographers
Wisconsin
The years they took photographs in Oconto County,
along with some examples of their work when available,
to help researchers in identifying antique family pictures
buy putting them into a time frame.

an ongoing project with your help

today

Lee Photographers

Early Oconto County Photographers

May
NEW

Additions

Flash from the Past
Individual and Family Events
Reported in the Newspaper
 February 12, 19 and 26, 1904

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

1904 News

FLASH FROM THE PAST HOME PAGE

May

NEW
Additions


MARRIAGES
Reported in the Newspaper 

 February 12, 19 and 26, 1904

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

1904 Marriages in the News

NEWSPAPER REPORTS OF OLD OCONTO COUNTY MARRIAGES - Main Page


May

NEW
Additions

BIRTHS
Reported in the Newspaper
  February 12, 19 and 26, 1904

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

Newspaper Birth Reports 1904

Births Main Page


May

NEW
Additions

DEATHS
Reported in the Newspaper 

 February 12, 19 and 26, 1904

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

1904 Newspaper Deaths

Newspaper Records of old Oconto County Deaths 

    APRIL  2010 



April
NEW

New Historic School Photographs and Vintage Newspaper Articles on Building's History

Wondering what that old building is as you drive by? Maybe one of these? 
Or see an extensive school list on: 
Historic Oconto County Schools Photo Page

Oconto County, Wi.
 contributed by:
 Larry Grady

I found a scrapbook that my mother (teacher Mrs. Carl Grady) made of articles about Oconto County Schools published in the Oconto County Reporter/Times Herald in 1953-54.

The following are vintage newspaper articles on the histories of (but no photos yet):
(If you have photos of any historic school buildings or classrooms in Oconto County, new or old or in between, please send them for posting)

Pensaukee School Page

Stiles Junction School Page

Sunny Slope School Page

Flowing Springs School Page

South Morgan School Page

Sunshine School Page

Sobieski School Page

West Klondike School Page

Sunny Lawn School Page

Kelly Lake School Page

Also added:

Photograph to the:

Pershing School Page

Photograph and news article to the:

Goldfield School Page

Stiles School Page

News article to the:

Sunnybrook School Page

Franks (Frank) Settlement School Page

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


April
NEW
Additions to

Oconto County, Wisconsin

Petitions for Naturalization - Volume 14 

Volume 14 # 2502 - 2633

Naturalization  for U.S. Citizenship Main Page

.
2502
John Topel
August 27, 1892
.
2503
John Derks
August 29, 1892
.
2504
Albert Lubos
September 3, 1892
.
2505
August Lubos
September 3, 1892 
 .
2506
Sigmund Weiss
September 8, 1892
.
2507
Wm. Bertrand
September 9, 1892
.
2508
John P. Marek
October 28, 1886
.
2509
Oliver Ring
September 10, 1892
.
2510
Michsel Tige
September 12, 1892
.
2511
James Brennan
September 12, 1892
.
2512
David Carrie
September 13, 1892
.
2513
John E. Johnson
September 22, 1892
.
2514
A.G. Johnson
September 22, 1892
.
2515
Frank Pagel
September 22, 1892
.
2516
Morice Lemere
September 27, 1892

2516A
.
2517
Napoleon Turner
September 28, 1892
.
2518
Louis John Forestal
September 30, 1892
.
2519
Wm. Thompson
October 1, 1892
.
25
Adelor Barribeau
October 3, 1892
.
2521
Victor Courtois
October 3, 1892
.
2522
Augustin Saucier
October 3, 1892
.
2523
Joseph St. Peter
October 3, 1892
.
2524
Simon Cyr
October 3, 1892






.
2525
George Castillon
October 3, 1892
.
2526
Peter Drolet Jr.
October 3, 1892.
2527
Pacal Pocquette
October 3, 1892
.
2528
Telesphore Baribeau
October 3, 1892
.
2529
Benjamin Deyer
October 3, 1892
.
2530
Napoleon Parise
(Pariue)
October 3, 1892
.
2531
Menagil Parise
(Pariue)
October 3, 1892
.
2532
Jos. Livermore
October 5, 1892
.
2533
Theodor Helms
October 11, 1892
.
2534
Josef Pelnarsch
(Pelnorsch)
October 11, 1892
.
2535
H. King
October 12, 1892
.
2536 Chistopher Daniels
October 12, 1892
.
2537
Robert Stephen Gilker
October 12, 1892
.
2538
James Rasmussen
October 12, 1892
.
2539
Peter S. Johnson
October 13, 1892
.
2540
Jens Peterson
October 32, 1892
.
2541
Hans P. Lykke
October 13, 1892

.
2542
Peter Nygard
October 13, 1892
.
2543 Niels Olif Andersen
October 13, 1892
.
2544
Peter Jensen Hall
October 13, 1892
.
2545
Christ Jensen
October 13, 1892
.
2546
Simon Wandell
October 13, 1892
.
2547
Andrew Larsen
October 13, 1892
.
2548
Nels Piet Jensen
October 13, 1892






.

2555
Egerton R. Brown
October 19, 1892
.
2549
Ever Forseth
October 15, 1892
.
2550
Hermann Wegner
October 17, 1892
.
2551
Wm Knaack
October 17, 1892
.
2552
Schnit Wilibold
October 15, 1892
.
2553
John McMillan
October 17, 1892
.
2554
Robert Mews
October 17, 1892
.
2556
Fred Topel
October 20, 1892
.
2557
Napoleon Drolette
October 20, 1892
.
2558
John Johnson
October 20, 1892
.
2559
Peter Picotte
October 20, 1892
.
2560
Otto J. Foss
October 20, 1892
.
2561
Francis Thomas Norbury
October 22, 1892
.
2562
Peter Mellbury
October 24, 1892
.
2563
Carl Muller
October 24, 1892
.
2564 Gilbert Forest
October 24, 1892
.
2565
Charles Witlock
October 24, 1892
.
2566
A. Tielmam
October 24, 1892
.
2567
Peter Boeman
October 25, 1892
.
2568
Anton Engelbrtsen
October 25, 1892
.
2569
Jo Destiche
October 25, 1892

.
2570
Wilhelm Judes
October 26, 1892
.
2571
Thomas King
October 27, 1892
.
2572
Joseph Gauthier
October 27, 1892
.
2573
Alfred Picotte
October 27, 1892







.
2574
William Byrne
October 27, 1892
.
2575
John Maloney
October 27, 1892
.
2576
John Scanlan
October 27, 1892
.
2577
Mike O'Donnell
October 27, 1892
.
2578
Jan Marsik
October 28, 1892
.
2579
John Rolloff
October 28, 1892
.
2580
Julius Lemke
October 28, 1892
.
2581 John Wm Kennedy
October 29, 1892
.
2582 Angus S. McKarcher
October 29, 1892
.
2553
Charles Anderson
October 31, 1892
.
2584
Samuel Alfred Johnson
October 31, 1892
.
2585
Gus Nelson
October 31, 1892
.
2586
Carl Liehm (Liem)
October 31, 1892
.
2587
Gustuv Rorve
October 31, 1892
.
2588
Charles DeBaere
October 31, 1892
.
2589
Angelus Slock
October 31, 1892
.
2590
Johm Kemp
October 31, 1892
.
2591
Joseph Euchanite Piche
November 1, 1892
.
2592
Vilhelm Petersen
November 1, 1892
.
2593
Peter Benseon
November 1, 1892
.
2594
John Good
November 1, 1892
.
2595
James A. Good
November 1, 1892
.
2598
M. Ullmann
November 1, 1892
.
2597
Vaclav Halcik
November 1, 1892






.
2598
James Craig
November 1, 1892
.
2599
August Hornke
November 1, 1892
.
2600
John McBrae
November 1, 1892
.
2601
Frederick Fisigal
November 1, 1892

.
2602
Carl Hornke
November 1, 1892
.
2603
Walter Christ Rehder
November 1, 1892
.
2604
Jacob Imig
November 1, 1892
.
2605
George McGuire
November 1, 1892
.
2606
Edwin Jensen
November 1, 1892
.
2607
Alex Sharpley
November 1, 1892
.
2608
August Naske
November 2, 1892
.
2609
Edward Brunke
November 2, 1892
.
2610
Stanislaus Kibiloski
November 2, 1892.
2611
John Sligewski
November 2, 1892
.
2612
Wellington Tripp
November 2, 1892
.
2613
Albert Koemmholz
(Kammholz)
November 2, 1892
.
2614
Otto Steinhaus
November 2, 1892
.
2615
Ola Larson
November 2, 1892
.
2616
John A. Palm
November 2, 1892
.
2617
Gust E. Johnson
November 2, 1892
.
2618
August O.  Buhrandt
(Buhrand)
November 3, 1892





.
2619
Henry Jackson
November 3, 1892
.
2620
W. M. Williams
November 3, 1892
.
2621 Patrick Walsh
November 3, 1892

.
2622
Patick Heaney
November 3, 1892
.
2623
Carl Lubos
November 4, 1892
.
2624
August Buest
November 4, 1892
. .
2625
Fred Brown
November 4, 1892
.
2626
Mike Anderson
November 5, 1892
.
2627
Wm Lieckmann
November 5, 1892
.
2628
Thomas Parker
November 5, 1892
.
2629
Ovid Derusa
November 5, 1892
.
2630
Louis Hellmann
November 5, 1892
.
2631
Henry Flemming
November 5, 1892
.
2632
William Murphy
November 5, 1892
.
2633
James Stinson
November 5, 1892








































April
NEW

Skillfully scanned, transcribed and contributed (lots of work here) by:  Patrick T. Frank 

1937 Pantherette

Oconto Falls High School

Yearbook Pages with Photos and Names

and Student Written Comments

Oconto Falls High School 1937 Pantherette Page

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

April
NEW Addition

New Historic School Photograph

In Memory Of
Lola ( Rockwell ) Coel

May 2 1953.
Jefferson School 

Teacher  Mr. Lionel Whiting and student names.

Photograph and information
contributed by: Lee Rockwell

Oconto County, Wisconsin

Jefferson School Page

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

April
NEW Addition

A new 1940's student body classroom photo and information has been added to McDowell School.

Contributed by R.C. Bork

McDowell School Page

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

April

NEW Addition

A new photo has been added

 contributed by Richard LaBrosse

Camp Boot Lake, based in Townsend Wisconsin during the Great Depression of the 1930's, had two companies in this photo. Can help identiy these men?

The men that joined the CCC during the 1930's Great Depression had to be between the ages of 17 and 25 and unmarried. They also had to come from families that were on local forms of relief. The men could enroll for as little as 6 months or could stay for two years. The CCC camps were to be run by the Army with the Departments of Interior and Agriculture responsible for the actual work projects. The projects of the CCC included the building of 3,470 fire towers, 97,000 miles of fire roads and 4,235,000 man hours fighting forest fires and many were trained for all kinds of emergency situations. More than 3 million trees were planted across the nation saving over twenty million acres of land from erosion. Wisconsin benefited greatly from it's share of this work. All the national and state parks were cleaned up with many camp grounds built as the country started climbing out of the depression.

Oconto County Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Page

An on-going project, with your help.

April
NEW Addition

The entire 1928 student body poses for you, bright eyed and smiling, at their desks in this rural Oconto County school.

You are invited to come meet them !

town of Abrams

Rector School Page

Researched, written and contributed by Bob Reim

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

April
NEW

Family Page 

 .EVERAERT.

(also: D'Hondt, Dhoudt, De La Sorte, Kremers, Huisman)
descendant contact:  Laura

The Everaert family immigrated from Belgium and once owned the historic Richard House Hotel in Oconto. Several of the children married into Oconto County families with generations of descendants, while others moved "West." Follow their story.

Everaert Family Page

Family and Biography Main Page

April
NEW

Additions

Flash from the Past
Individual and Family Events
Reported in the Newspaper
  March 4 and 11, 1904

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

1904 News

FLASH FROM THE PAST HOME PAGE

April

NEW
Additions


MARRIAGES
Reported in the Newspaper 

 March 4 and 11, 1904

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

1904 Marriages in the News

NEWSPAPER REPORTS OF OLD OCONTO COUNTY MARRIAGES - Main Page


April

NEW
Additions

BIRTHS
Reported in the Newspaper
 March 4 and 11, 1904

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

Newspaper Birth Reports 1904

Births Main Page


April

NEW
Additions

DEATHS
Reported in the Newspaper 

 March 4 and 11, 1904

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

1904 Newspaper Deaths

Newspaper Records of old Oconto County Deaths

 

    MARCH  2010 

If you don't like the weather,
wait 5 minutes. 
Old Wisconsin Saying

Something's always cookin' here.

March

NEW Addition

Historic Oconto County Rural School Body Photograph on School Stepsneth from about 1913

town of Underhill

Franks Settlement School Page

contributed by:
Kenneth Strei

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

March

NEW
Additions

Obituaries 

contributed by: Mary Wilinski 

Jacob  WILINSKI 

Catharine Kaczmarowski WILINSKI

Katherine Zielinski  WILINSKI

Joe WILINSKI 

Martha Revolinski STANKIEWICZ

Pearl K. Wilinski SWENDROWSKI

Josephine Wilinski  KABLAU

Louis GAUTHIER

Anton LIPINSKI

Obituary Main Page

An on-going project, with your help.

March
NEW

New Historic School Photographs and Vintage News Building History Articles

Wondering what that old building is as you drive by? Maybe one of these?

Oconto County, Wi.
 contributed by:
 Larry Grady

I found a scrapbook that my mother (teacher Mrs. Carl Grady) made of articles about Oconto County Schools published in the Oconto County Reporter/Times Herald in 1953-54.

Wonderful photographs and a vintage newspaper articles on the histories of:

Linzy Brook School Page

Frostville School Page 

Louisville School Page

Maple Grove School Page

Morgan Central School Page

Brick School Page

Spruce School Page

Kadlec School Page

The following are vintage newspaper articles on the histories of (but no photos yet):
(If you have photos of any historic school buildings or classrooms in Oconto County, new or old or in between, please send them for posting)

Apple Orchard School Page

Mosling School Page

Birch Grove School Page

Chase Central School Page

Claywood School Page

Couillardville School Page

Degantown School Page

Fairview School Page

Four Town School Page

Greenwood School Page

Grignon School Page

Hall School Page

Also added:

Photographs and another news article to the:

Brookside School Page

Photograph and another news article to the:

Hickory School Page

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


March
NEW

Family Page 
descendant contact: 
Dawn Thom

The family of brothers Elmer and Frank George, early Oconto County residents, has been traced back, by researchers, to before their immigration in North America in the late 1600's. The family includes veterans of the American War of Independence (1776 - 1884) and the American Civil War (1861 - 1865).

George Family Page

Family and Biography Main Page

March
NEW
Additions

Flash from the Past
Individual and Family Events
Reported in the Newspaper

Scroll down to:
July 31
, 1903
&
September 25
, 1903

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

1903 News

FLASH FROM THE PAST HOME PAGE

March

NEW
Additions


MARRIAGES
Reported in the Newspaper 

 Scroll down to:
July 31
, 1903
&
September 25
, 1903

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

1903 Marriages in the News

NEWSPAPER REPORTS OF OLD OCONTO COUNTY MARRIAGES - Main Page

March

NEW
Additions

BIRTHS
Reported in the Newspaper
Scroll down to:
July 31
, 1903
&
September 25
, 1903

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

Newspaper Birth Reports 1903

Births Main Page


March

NEW
Additions

DEATHS
Reported in the Newspaper 

 Scroll down to:
July 31
, 1903
&
September 25
, 1903

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

1903 Newspaper Deaths

Newspaper Records of old Oconto County Deaths

 

March
NEW Additions

Three rural Abrams pictures contributed, and from the collection, of  Bob Reim
These photographs are part of a series that were taken by Roy Hannan in 1910
.

These include:

Winter at the Charles Schliep Farm in 1910, located  two miles west of Abrams in Sec33 T27 R20 on County D. 

A wonderful and complete log farm is captured in detail.

Two unidentified Abrams farms, that are
of special interest as a part of the Roy Hannan photographic series and for the clarity of the images.

Abrams Photo Page

Historic Towns and Villages Main Page

March
NEW Additions

Obituaries

contributed by: Gloria Olson

These obituaries have a  wealth of early information and history.

Oconto Falls Pioneer

John VOLK Sr. (1893)


Oconto Falls Pioneer (Husband of Anna Amelia Volk, who was the daughter of John C. Volk.)
Douglas C. ELLIOTT (1921)


Daughter of Agnes Jane Volk and Daniel Temple

Etta May Temple Sterlin BORGAN

Obituary Main Page

February

    FEBRUARY  2010 

February 
NEW

OBITUARY

contributed by: Tom Hulse 

Father of Carolyn Topel Hulse, Otto Carl Topel, was born in Oconto County, Wisconsin.
 Please click on the
Topel Family Page

Carolyn Topel HULSE

Obituary Main Page

February
NEW
Additions

Flash from the Past
Individual and Family Events
Reported in the Newspaper
 Scroll down to:
June
18, 1914

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

1914 News

FLASH FROM THE PAST HOME PAGE

February

NEW
Additions


MARRIAGES
Reported in the Newspaper 

 Scroll down to:
 
June 18, 1914

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

Researched  by Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by Maxine Nichols

1914 Marriages in the News

NEWSPAPER REPORTS OF OLD OCONTO COUNTY MARRIAGES - Main Page

February

NEW
Additions

DEATHS
Reported in the Newspaper 

 Scroll down to:
June 18
, 1914

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

1914 Newspaper Deaths

Newspaper Records of old Oconto County Deaths

 

February
NEW

Family Page

Researched and contributed by descendant: Gayle Volk

This is an extensive "work in progress" using the large collection of documents and photographs in the family holdings. There are several ancestral family photo albums on this page, which includes the following surnames in this extensive family tree, many familiar to Oconto County history:

Volk, Christie (Christy), Brinkerhoff, Jersey, Ketchum,  Bunn, Schaal, Brock, Howell, Olinger, Delano, Elliott, Perrigo, Hughs, Leland, McCorriston, Rollaf, Root, Andrews, Boldt, Temple, Sterling, Reynolds, Rice, Fuller, Matravers, Gallagher, Cool, Strawson, McKenney, Caldwell, Keegan, Leibach, Lace, Wilske, Sanders, Allen, Perry, Robison, Sengstook, Lindstrum, Lee, Eastmen, Gowney,
McKenzie, Seidel, Vise, Beaver, Swaney.

VOLK Family Page

Family and Biography Main Page

February
NEW

Early Oconto County Photographs
 
This collection is contributed by:  John Larsen

Steam powered "Snow Snake"

Oconto County Logging Photos Page 3

Early Oconto County Logging Main Page

Gillett Great Northern Pail Company & Birdseye View of the Business Section

Gillett Photo Page

Spruce looking west on a snow covered winter day

Spruce Photo Page

 Joe Suring poses in front of the Suring Post Office 
before beginning delivery of mail to Rural Route 1, Suring, Wisconsin
.
Photograph of the wood frame post office was taken before the village fire
in 1908. Replacement buildings were stone and brick.

Suring Photo Page

Old and new bridge at Oconto Falls.

Oconto Falls Photo Page

Taking a break from their elegant touring auto, these two check out the view from the Kelly Lake Resort "crow's nest."

Kelly Brook and Kelly Lake Photo Page

Historic Towns and Villages Main Page

an ongoing project with your help

February
NEW

Early Oconto County Photographers
Wisconsin
The years they took photographs in Oconto County,
along with some examples of their work when available,
to help researchers in identifying antique family pictures
buy putting them into a time frame.

an ongoing project with your help

today

Wilcox Photographers

Early Oconto County Photographers

February
NEW

Family Page

descendant contact: Deborah Plautz

Originally from Prussia and Saxony (now parts of Germany), both families have strong, early ties to Oconto County. It was a time when death of parents and children happened often and scattered family members.

PLAUTZ - PLANERT Family Page

Family and Biography Main Page

February
NEW
Memoirs

Early Oconto County life. 

By J. Wesley Schaal (1890 - 1978),

Written December 2, 1971

A SKETCH AND STATEMENT OF THE LIVES OF MY FATHER AND MOTHER

Memoirs Main Page 

February
NEW

A collection of recent photographs featuring old working harvest machinery 
from steam engines to early logging caterpillers.

Enjoy and remember!

Old Harvest Machines

Past Scenes of Oconto County Main Page

February
ADDITION

New Historic School Photograph

McDowell School
town of Little River

Oconto County, Wi.

Photograph and information contributed by: Larry Grady

A tribute to teacher Mrs. Carl Grady

It's a hauntingly sad, but beautiful, 1996 photograph of the boarded and abandoned McDowell School House that begins this page.

In 1969 the school bell in the tower of McDowell School rang the last time for school children. Mrs. Carl Grady, teacher at the time, wrote a history of the school for local news. The heartfelt article is accompanied by photographs of the inside and outside taken during the last year of classes.

McDowell School Page

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

February
NEW ADDITIONS 

A vintage photograph of  the city of Oconto Firehouse as a backdrop for some seasoned  Police and Firefighters with the Ladder Truck and Ambulance!

photo contributed by: Lee Rockwell

Donated by:
Robert Sullivan

Oconto Photo Page
 

Several old photograhs of rural Sobieski have been added!

Sobieski Photo Page

Historic Towns and Villages Page

February
NEW

Immigrants to Oconto County, Wisconsin
An on-going project

A brief  history and lists of families who  were born in Bohemia and resettled in Oconto County.

BOHEMIA

Immigrations Main Page

February
NEW

Family Page

Researched and contributed by descendant: Janet McNeil

Includes Photographs.

An extensive, careful, family tree with detailed notes and documentation, which starts in 1808 and includes , the Great Peshtigo Fire,  resettlement and descending generations.

BAKEMAN Family Page

Family and Biography Main Page

February
NEW
Who was a "Sunburner"?

Nancy wrote in asking what the early occupation of "Sunburner" was,
that she found on censuses.
Find out at:

Early Occupations


February

UPDATE

Researched, written and contributed by  Jim Klemp

Includes Photographs.

This is a biographical story begins with the birth of ancestor John Klemp in 1842. It gives fascinating details on the trip to North America in the time of "windjammers" and scarce amenities; the pioneer route across the continent to establish a home in the "New World"; his service during the US Civil War and settling into a career and family.

John KLEMP Page

Family and Biography Main Page

JANUARY  2010 

January
ALL NEW

Early Oconto County Photographers
Wisconsin
The years they took photographs in Oconto County,
along with some examples of their work when available,
to help researchers in identifying antique family pictures
buy putting them into a time frame.

an ongoing project with your help

today

M. C.  Beverage

in Oconto County

1869 - 1876

Early Oconto County Photographers

January
NEW

PORADEK Family of Maple Valley

and

URBANEK Families of Oconto County

The close knit Bohemian families of Oconto County began immigrating and settling in the late 1860's and continued on well into the 1900's. At first they worked in the lumber industry and later were carpenters, farmers, and manufacturing laborers.  Many of the early surnames are still found among Oconto County descendants. Other descendants of the first generations moved west to newly opened states, all the way to the Pacific coastline.

Poradek Family Page (of Maple Valley) 

 descendant of Matthew Poradek: Jack

Urbanek Families Page (of Oconto County) 

Family and Biography Main Page

January

ADDITION

New Historic School Photograph

In Memory Of
Lola ( Rockwell ) Coel


Jefferson School 
Oconto, Wi.
c: 1950

A wonderful photograph has been added to the Jefferson School Page.  Click on this classroom view and instantly step right into Miss Pashower's 5th grade. Introduce yourself to her students and take in the wealth of activities displayed around the room.   Bring back wonderful memories or make some new ones for yourself.

Photograph and information
contributed by: Lee Rockwell

Oconto County, Wisconsin

Jefferson School Page

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

January
NEW

Jensen Family of Maple Grove

A work in progress. Your help is welcome!

Christ Jensen immigrated from Denmark in 1887 and married Petrina Olsen in Oconto County 1899, where they raised their family. Originally the couple lived with his brother James Jensen and wife Mary A. in 1900. This page attempts to follow the family through the early 1900's and possibly connect them to another Jensen family that lived in Maple Valley. Also, finding Petrina Olsen Jensen's family connection is needed.

Descendant contact: Kim

JENSEN Family

Family and Biography Main Page

January
NEW

Earliest Families of the Upper Great Lakes of North America

 Researched and contributed by:  John Martin   

A comprehensive collection of early history and sources.

Francois Belanger 

EARLY UPPER GREAT LAKES FAMILIES Home Page

January
NEW

Wilinski - Walinski Family

Town of Chase, Hoffa Park, Oconto Falls

This family came to North America in 1860 from Poland and is followed for three generations.

Researched and contributed descendant by: Mary Wilinski 

WILINSKI - WALINSKI Family Page

Family and Biography Main Page

January
NEW

Additions

OBITUARIES

Researched, transcribed and contributed by: Mary Wilinski 


Frances Skedziezielewski REWOLINSKI

Elmer ZIELINSKI 

Jerome P. WILINSKI 

Regina. Dombkowski  WILINSKI

Charles PAVLIC Pawlak

Michael MATUSAK

Thomas MATUSAK

John MATUSAK

Casper MATUSAK

Sharon MAROSZEK

Bernice Jerovetz MICOLICHEK

Phyllis Szymanski HOLEWINSKI

Joseph JANKOWSKI

Elizabeth. WALCZYK

Mary. WALCZYK

Ella Lambert SCHUESSLER

Anna Kuczynski REVOLINSKI

J. Joseph. WENDZIKOWSKI

Mary Banaszynski WENDZIKOWSKI

Alex. WALCZYK

Frank SIUDZINSKI

Frances Falkowski NIEPODZANY

Obituary Main Page

January

NEW
Additions

Flash from the Past
Individual and Family Events
Reported in the Newspaper
June
4 & 11, 1914

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

1914 News

FLASH FROM THE PAST HOME PAGE

January

NEW
Additions


MARRIAGES
Reported in the Newspaper 

 
June 4 & 11, 1914

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

Researched  by Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by Maxine Nichols

1914 Marriages in the News

NEWSPAPER REPORTS OF OLD OCONTO COUNTY MARRIAGES - Main Page

January

NEW
Additions

BIRTHS
Reported in the Newspaper
 June 4 & 11, 1914

Researched  by Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by Maxine Nichols

Newspaper Birth Reports 1914

Births Main Page

January

NEW
Additions

DEATHS
Reported in the Newspaper 

June 4
& 11, 1914

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

1914 Newspaper Deaths

Newspaper Records of old Oconto County Deaths

 


January

UPDATE
Historic School

All those smiling young faces!

It's really interesting to compare the photographs of students in the early 1900's at Hickory School,  that have just been added by pioneer family descendant Gayle Volk ,  to the 1989 photos and 1979 history that were contributed in 2008 by: Rick Hidde

Hickory School Page

Historic Oconto County Schools Photo Page

An on-going project, with your help.

January
NEW

A little history about a place that is not on the maps, but found in documents and news articles for years.

TIMME

Historic Towns and Villages Page

December
NEW

DECEMBER  2009 


And
Happy Holidays To All.




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