The  Oconto County WIGenWeb Project 
Collected and posted by RITA
This site is exclusively for the FREE access of individual researchers.
* No profit may be made by any person, business or organization through publication, reproduction, presentation or links to this site,
out of appreciation for those who have so willingly shared their heritage.


NEWEST ADDITIONS TO THE
OCONTO COUNTY WIGENWEB SITE
Wisconsin


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DECEMBER  2011

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  Charles Schliep Family Farm
in 1910

Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin

December

NEW

Obituaries

researched and contributed by: Bill Fonferek

Lorraine Hamberg FIRGENS

Gerald Joseph LONZO Sr

Richard P. WENDT

Obituary Main Page

NOVEMBER  2011

Do You Know What These Are?

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Please send answers to: RITA

Answer:
Cream separator and forge for fitting horse shoes!
John Larson

November

NEW

Obituaries

researched and contributed by: Mary Wilinski 

Jake STYCZYNSKI

Anton FIGLINSKI

William R. (Billy)  WILINSKI III

John  WASIELESKI

Ernest (Peanuts) WENDZIKOWSKI

Martha WENDZIKOWSKI

Leo "Lee" WILSON

Clarence M. WEYENBERG

Stella Zywicki WENDZIKOWSKI

Frank J. WENDZIKOWSKI

Katherine Wietrzykowski WENDZIKOWSKI

George PERKIE - OLD TIME LUMBERJACK SUCCUMBS AT OCONTO (1925)

John WOJCIECHOWSKI - Sobieski Pioneer Resident Passes, age 84

John  WALINSKY

Janet Joy DOHNAL

Eva KAMINSKI

Mabel DeFrance GAJESKI

John W. ENGELS

William A. YUDES Sr

Obituary Main Page

November

NEW

Mystery School Photos Identified
Located at Ellman Rd. & County J

2 Photos
Below Taken 2010 & contributed by:
Jill Gondek

School Building Identified by:
Leon Bitters

Louisville School Page

 Historic Oconto County Township Schools Photo Page

OCTOBER  2011

Happy Halloween
from
Oconto Gal

Trick or Treat
Click On The Bat 

OCTOBER 

NEW FAMILY OBITS

Researched, transcribed and contributed by:  Kristi Fogtman  

Anton KERSHEK

Ann Kersek KOUTSKY

Mildred Kershek PRAUSA

James F. PRAUSA

Christine Pashek MUNDT

Peter George CHERNEY

George J. HANEK

Obituary Main Page

OCTOBER 

NEW FAMILY PAGE

Photograph Contributed by:
Ann Ellen Barr

Who was James McKeever?? How does he connect to her Russell Family?

AnnEllen has sent the photograph found in her family album and Rita did extensive research into this very old Irish family who immgrated in 1833, were in Stiles before 1860 and fought throughout the Civil War. Can you help us solve the mystery?

Surnames include:

Burns (Byrns), Birmingham, DePouw, Brabson, Donlevy, Roach, Doran, Curley, Siewart, Telford, Maike

McKEEVER Family Page 

NEW ADDITIONS

Wonderful Old Photographs from an Early Oconto County Family
Photographs Researched and Contributed by:
Ann Ellen Barr

RUSSELL Family Page 

Family and Biography Main Page

OCTOBER

NEW PHOTO ADDITION

Logan School Classroom 1936 - 1937
With researched names of students and teacher!!

researched and contributed by:
Don Ponsegrau

Logan School Page

 Historic Oconto County Township Schools Photo Page

Can you help? - These old one and two room schools were a very important part of not only students' lives,
but the whole rural community of residents who proudly built and maintained them for many early years.
 Please send old or new photos, histories and memories of these schools to:
  RITA


OCTOBER    

NEW 

Additions of Names and History
Peshtigo Fire Survivors
October 8, 1871

In terms of lives lost, it remains the greatest natural disaster 
in U.S. history.


Survivors' Stories

Big John and Jennie Mulligan

 
-
Family descendant: Kevin Twiest
 
A new couple struggle to survive and to help others. A brief history of early times,
this story follows the lives of both from before, during and after the fire.
Also family trees.

Added Survivors
Strem, Anton ~ b. Jan 11, 1839 in Sweden , d. Jan 9, 1901 in Peshtigo, WI The family survived the fire by................  (Contributed by descendant: Molly Nightingale )
    Strem, Kristine (Jacobsen) ~ b. Sep 10, 1840 in Fredrikstad, Norway, d. Mar 31, 1928 in Peshtigo; wife of Anton
    Strem, Anna  born abt 1865 in Norway. Last found in Peshtigo census in 1880. Unable to trace further.
    Strem, Eulina  born Aug 1867 in Norway. Died in 1946, buried in Riverside Cemetery. Married Albin Schagerholm (later changed to Holm.) 
    Strem, Helena  b. Sep 8, 1869 in Peshtigo, WI. She died Dec 11, 1906 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery. She marrried Fredrick Monson Aug 5, 1893.

Uelmen, Peter - was working for the Stevenson Lumber Company at the time of the Peshtigo Fire on October 18, 1871 and......contributed by descendant: Margaret Demick

Hughart, John W. - Set the family adrift in the fishing boat and .................................... Researched and contributed by: Janet McNeil.
    Lorinda,
wife
     children:

    William, 
    Jemimah, 
    Lorinda Jr.,
    Frank, John, 
    Elizabeth
    Levi 
   
     John's step-sons:
    McNabow, William
    McNabow,
James

Bartz, Bertha Emelia - Born 1863 in Stettin, Germany, married Heinrich A. Brandt in Milwaukee, WI and had 9 children. Because Bertha & her aunt Holmeyer could not swim they huddled by the shore of the Peshtigo River allowing the smoke and heat to pass over them. Bertha is my great grandmother.(contributed by:Peggy Djurdjulov )

The Peshtigo Fire Suvivors Page

The Peshtigo Fire Home Page


OCTOBER

NEW ADDITION

One Room School

Sampson School Program
1901 - 1902
with teacher and students' names.

contributed by:
Judith Anderson

Sampson School Page

 Historic Oconto County Township Schools Photo Page

Can you help? - These old one and two room schools were a very important part of not only students' lives,
but the whole rural community of residents who proudly built and maintained them for many early years.
 Please send old or new photos, histories and memories of these schools to:
  RITA

OCTOBER

NEW ADDITION

Historic Oconto County School Photos by Township
With maps showing approximate original locations, links to individual school histories and added new and old photos (gathered so far).
Featuring

Town of Chase

 Historic Oconto County Township Schools Photo Page

Can you help? - These buildings were a very important part of not only students' lives, but the whole community of residents who proudly built and maintained them for many early years.
 Please send old or new photos, histories and memories of these schools to:
  RITA

SEPTEMBER  2011

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 Fancy family transport,
big ones sat on the seats,
small ones cuddled up on the floor at their feet.
Heated stones and woven blankets kept the chill away.


September
NEW
Addition
Jones Family Page
Photo of:
c:1880

Dr. Robert Turner Jones

Birth 1855 in Oconto County, Wisconsin
Death Nov 24, 1932 in Chicago

Jones Family Page 

Family and Biography Main Page


September
NEW
Additions to

Oconto County, Wisconsin

Petitions for Naturalization - Volume 15
1893 - 1894
Partial Volume  Image Transcriptions
(more to come)

Volume 15 # 2640 - 2719

Naturalization  for U.S. Citizenship Main Page



.
2640
Charles Anders
November  7, 1892
.
2641
Wilhelm Zorn
November 7, 1892
.
2642
Henry Wetzel
November 7, 1892
.
2643
Louis Vivernoche
November 7, 1892
.
2644
Gust Pillasch
November 7, 1892
.
2645
Jens Peter Jensen
November 7, 1892
   
.
2646
Louis Peter Johnsen
November 7, 1892
.
2647
John Peck
November 7, 1892
.
2648
August Topl
November 7, 1892
.
2649
Magnus Benjaminson
November 7, 1892
.
2650
August Shudrowiz
November 7, 1892
.
2651
Frank Fleischfresser
November 8, 1892
.
2652
Alex Magnin
November 8, 1892
.
2653
Caimir Magnin
November 8, 1892  
.
2654
William Grady
November 8, 1892
.
2655
August Fergens
November 18, 1892
.
2656
Peter Olsen
November 16, 1892
.
2657
Henry Lentfoehn
November 18, 1892
.
2658
Albert Pagel
March 6, 1893


.

2659
John McCarthy
March 7, 1893
.
2660
Anders Nielson
March 18, 1893
.
2661
Andrew Nelson
March 18, 1893  
.
2662
Nels Madison
March 21, 1893
.
2663
Herbert Stewart
March 27, 1893
.
2664
Carrie Barsile
March 28, 1893
.
2665
William Getty
March 28, 1893  
.
2666
George Norton
March 28, 1893
.
2667 William Hare
March 28, 1893
.
2668
Nils Johson
March 28, 1893
.
2669
August Ratsliff (Ratzloeff)
March 28, 1893
.
2670
Matin Olson
March 28, 1893
.
2671
Ole Olson
March 29, 1893
.
2672
Peter Kellen
March 29, 1893
.
2673
Edmund Goodfellow
March 30, 1893 
.
2674
Curtis Billing
March 30, 1893
.
2675
Joseph Ziereis
April 1, 1893
.
2676
Ferdinand Beitter
April 3, 1893
.
2677
Karl Sojka
April 3, 1893
.
2678
Anton Kielman
April 18, 1893
.
2679
Louis Ferdinand  Falque
May 15, 1893
.
2680
Godfrey Modin
June 13, 1893
.
2681
James Salter
July 13, 1893
.
2682
Ole Hanson
 August 30, 1893
.
2683
John Shumberra
(Kumberra)
September 27, 1893
.
2684
Frank Waldbillig
 January 2, 1894
.
2685
John Carroll
 January 5, 1894
   
.
2686
Herman Van Gaal
March 7, 1894
.
2687
Edgar Vye
 March 10, 1894
.
2688
Bruno Verhaecke
March 14, 1894
.
2689
Peter Sarlet
March 14, 1894 
.
2690
Andre De Jaeger
 March 14, 1894
.
2691
Henry Shaddick
March 19, 1894
.
2692
Alex Jemieson
March 19, 1894
.
2693
Louis
 Boelaent  (Bollard)
March 21, 1894
.
2694
Louis Vermeiren
March 21, 1894
.
2695
Charles Martier
March 21, 1894
.
2696
Leo Claas
March 21, 1894
.
2697
John Van Acker (Vanecker)
March 21 1894




.
2698
M. P. Foy
March 23, 1894
.
2699
Abraham Vye
March 23, 1894
.
2700
James Loemoesk (La Mack)
 March 23, 1894
.
2701
Mathias Svoboda
 March 23, 1894
.
2702
M. J. Wall
 March 24, 1894
.
2703
Andrew C. Baysted
March 26, 1894
.
2704
Ole Oleson
 March 26, 1894
.
2705
August Grafstrom (Grafstron)
March 26, 1894
.
2706
Charles Gustov Bjurstrom
March 26, 1894
.
2707
John Erick Thomson
March 26, 1894
.
2708
John Van der Hyden
March 26, 1894
.
2709
Peter Derks
March 26, 1894 
.
2710
Wilhelm Rabe
 March 26, 1894
.
2714
Albert Kahr
 March 26, 1894
.
2712
Herman Werth
March 26, 1894
.
2713
John Kaussube
(Kassube)  
.
2714
William Aagaard
 March 26, 1894
.
2715
Carl  Thurow
 March 26, 1894
.
2716
Hugh Parker
March 27, 1894
.
2717
Fred Riemer
March 27, 1894

SEPTEMBER
NEW
Ireland to Canada to Oconto County, WI
Flannigan "Flan" Kain was born in 1840, Ireland. He first immigrated to Canada with his parents, and then to Oconto County, Wisconsin where he met and married Mary Major. They raised a family of descendants. Other surnames include Major, O'Rourke.
contributed by: Mary Mys

KAIN Family Page 

Family and Biography Main Page

SEPTEMBER
 NEW 
Historic Oconto County School Photos by Township
With maps showing approximate original locations, links to individual school histories and added new and old photos (gathered so far).
Featuring

Town of Doty

 Historic Oconto County Township Schools Photo Page

Can you help? - these buildings were a very important part of not only students' lives, but the whole community of residents who proudly built and maintained them for many early years.
 Please send old or new photos, histories and memories of these schools to:
  RITA

SEPTEMBER
NEW ADDITION

Photos Added

The Ehlinger family  homesteaded land in town of How, Oconto County. Their other enterprises included logging and harvest threshing with steam machine and crew. 

Ehlinger Family Page

Family and Biography Main Page

AUGUST  2011

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 General Store Post Office where folks came to pick up the farm mail and news.

AUGUST
 NEW
1898
Oconto County
Spanish American War Soldier Photograph
LEE Studios in Oconto
The soldier is wearing a bow tie along with rifle, cartrdrige box and bayonet on his belt.
He wears leather leggings and is standing in front of a painted backdrop.
We have a clue as to his identity................find out at:

 LEE Photographers

 Early Oconto County Photographers

AUGUST
 NEW 
Historic Oconto County School Photos by Township
With maps showing approximate original locations, links to individual school histories and added new and old photos (gathered so far).
Featuring

Town of Morgan

 Historic Oconto County Township Schools Photo Page

Can you help? - these buildings were a very important part of not only students' lives, but the whole community of residents who proudly built and maintained them for many early years.
 Please send old or new photos, histories and memories of these schools to:
  RITA

AUGUST
NEW FAMILY PAGE

Photo from 1903

The Vopahl Family tree is offered from 1842.

This project was originally begun by Rose Vorpahl and the late Betty Kitzman.
Credits for this 2010  updated edition go to
Lynn De Grave and Gary Schelke!

The Vorpahl Reunion is held in Gillett every 4 years
with the last one in 2010.


contributed by: 
Wydelle

VORPAHL Family Page

Family and Biography Main Page

AUGUST
NEW ADDITION

Photo Added

Proud old steam threshing rig and crew in town of How - 1913
This massive machine had been photographed working in the township sinced the 1890's.

Historic Town of How Photo Page

Historic Towns and Villages Page

JULY  2011

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1910 Main Street 4th of July Parade.
Abrams had the last surviving Civil War Veteran
in Oconto County, 

JULY
 NEW Additions

Names of many individuals, dates of birth and death, section and row numbers are added to each of these cemeteries!

contributed by: Sue Budzisz

St. Anthony's Cemetery

Woodlawn Cemetery

Cemetery Gravestone Transcriptions and Photographs Main Page

  - Gravestone Transcriptions and Photographs are a work in progress, with your help.
If you have county cemetery gravestone photos or gravestone readings to post, please contact 
RITA

JULY
 NEW 

Historic Oconto County School Photos by Township
With maps showing approximate original locations, links to individual school histories and added new and old photos (gathered so far).
Featuring

Town of Underhill

 Historic Oconto County Township Schools Photo Page

Can you help? - these buildings were a very important part of not only students' lives, but the whole community of residents who proudly built and maintained them for many early years.
 Please send old or new photos, histories and memories of these schools to:
  RITA


JULY

NEW 
Cemetery Gravestone Photographs Added

34 More Cemetery Gravestone Photographs With Transcriptions

starting at:

Mother
Tekla  Szewczyk
1867 - 1955
Pray For Us

contributed by: Cathe Ziereis

Polish National Cemetery

Town of  Chase
Oconto County, Wisconsin

Cemetery Gravestone Transcriptions and Photographs Main Page

  - Gravestone Transcriptions and Photographs are a work in progress, with your help.
If you have county cemetery gravestone photos to post, please contact 
RITA



JULY

NEW PHOTO ADDITIONS

Oldest Logging Camp

on the original site!

Taken 2011 
Photos contributed by:
Jill Gondek

Holt & Balcom Logging Camp



JULY

NEW 

Photos and transcriptions

CIVIL WAR
OCONTO COUNTY
SOLDIERS MEMORIAL

COMPANY F
12TH REGIMENT
WISCONSIN VOLUNTEERS

Those who served, those who died.

This treasured original memorial poster has been in the Bartels Family for generations.
They are sharing it with you.

contributed by:
Samuel & Melissa Bartels

Civil War Soldiers Memorial Poster

Civil War Soldier Main Page

JUNE  2011

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Ehlinger Logger Picnic
Early 1900's
Town of How


JUNE

NEW 

Civil War Veterans of Oconto County, Wisconsin

1861 - 1865

To help celebrate the 150 Anniversary year of the American Civil War's beginning.   

These two pioneer residents were living in Oconto County when they volunteered for service. The returned to settle, marry and raise their families. Their ancestries and that of their spouses follow the same trails in early American History.

PULFORD FAMILY PAGE

LUCK FAMILY PAGE

Family and Biography Main Page



JUNE

NEW 

HUGHART FAMILY PAGE

Peshtigo Fire Survivors

The Peshtigo Fire Suvivors Page

Also McVane, Utter, McNabow. Burton, Carr, Richardson, Nutting, Brown, Mott, Ullot

Researched and contributed by descendant: Janet McNeil

In a fishing cottage along the shore of town of Peshtigo, the Hughart family, including 9 children and two adults, were trying to sleep on a very hot, extremely dry, smokey night. The youngest of the group was Levi Hughart, who had entered this struggling place just 23 days earlier. On that night, October 8, 1871 they would all be...............

HUGHART FAMILY PAGE

Family and Biography Main Page

The Peshtigo Fire Home Page

JUNE

NEW 

Obituaries - related to Oconto County families, from early times to present.

Conrad KRITZ

Early pioneer, he and his wife and two children have also been added to  Riverside Cemetery 

contributed by: Janet 

Obituary Main Page

JUNE

NEW Additions

Cemetery Gravestone Photographs 

contributed by:  Jessica

Little Suamico Riverside Cemetery A - H

Bramschreiber - Mother Emelia, Father Henry,  Bonnie Kay, Walter, Susan

Huss - Myron C., Helen H., Paul T.

 Little Suamico Riverside Cemetery P - Z

Pagel - Evelyn

Cemetery Gravestone Transcriptions and Photographs Main Page

  Gravestone Transcriptions and Photographs are a work in progress, with your help.
If you have county cemetery gravestone photos to post, please contact 
RITA

MAY  2011

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Grignon School, town of How, 1999

MAY
 NEW
FAMILY PAGE

Mary Ann Weinhart married Charles Brouette in May of 1871 at Peshtigo, Oconto County, Wisconsin (now Marinette County). With a first child on the way, she and her husband faced the great Peshtigo Fire of October 8, 1871, and just survived that night of tornadic, blast furnace winds and frigid river water. Oral family history offers vague references regarding many other family members of Mary Ann and Charles, but who were they? Where did they come from, and what happened to them? 

Weinhart - Winehart Family Page

Family and Biography Main Page


MAY

NEW 
Cemetery Page

36 Cemetery Gravestone Photographs With Transcriptions

contributed by: Cathe Ziereis

Polish National Cemetery

Town of  Chase
Oconto County, Wisconsin

Cemetery Gravestone Transcriptions and Photographs Main Page

  - Gravestone Transcriptions and Photographs are a work in progress, with your help.
If you have county cemetery gravestone photos to post, please contact 
RITA

MAY
 NEW Project
Historic Oconto County School Photos by Township
With maps showing approximate original locations with links to individual school histories and added new and old photos (gathered so far).
Featuring

Town of BREED

 Historic Oconto County Township Schools Photo Page

Can you help? - these buildings were a very important part of not only students' lives, but the whole community of residents who proudly built and maintained them for many early years.
 Please send old or new photos, histories and memories of these schools to:
  RITA

MAY

Transcribed newspaper issues of 
MAY 15
, 1903

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

A young man died in a mill accident; no one knows why he was working that piece of equipment, and his family are not to be found.

A local woman carries off top honors at the forty-third annual commencement exercises of the Chicago Hahnemann Medical college and hospital held at Steinway hall, where a graduating class of seventy students, of which nine were women, were given their diplomas by George F. Shears, president of the college.

Prominent local businessman has a mysterious death.

Railroad accident shakes up local workers.

The earthly ranks of highly honored and respected Civil War (1861 - 1865) veterans lose two more recruits.

Much more - 107 YEARS AGO!

1903 Individual & Family News

FLASH FROM THE PAST HOME PAGE

1903 Marriages in the News

NEWSPAPER REPORTS OF OLD OCONTO COUNTY MARRIAGES - Main Page

 

Newspaper Birth Reports 1903

Births Main Page

  

1903 Newspaper Deaths

Newspaper Records of old Oconto County Deaths 

FLASH FROM THE PAST HOME PAGE

APRIL  2011

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Town of Brazeau Log Farm in 1999

April
 NEW Project
Historic Oconto County School Photos by Township
With maps showing approximate original locations with links to individual school histories and added new and old photos (gathered so far).
Featuring

Town of BRAZEAU

 Historic Oconto County Township Schools Photo Page

Can you help? - these buildings were a very important part of not only students' lives, but the whole community of residents who proudly built and maintained them for many early years.
 Please send old or new photos, histories and memories of these schools to:
  RITA

April

NEW
Transcribed newspaper issue of 
APRIL 10,
1903

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

Leona is rocked to the core by the escapades of a "Flim Flam " man.
Open Air Concerts begin. There were Grand Balls given in what are not nearly ghost towns. 
The courts were busy with probate of Wills and many law suits by local residents. 
Long establish family owned businesses changed hands and locations. 
Lightening strikes.

1903 Individual & Family News

FLASH FROM THE PAST HOME PAGE

1903 Marriages in the News

NEWSPAPER REPORTS OF OLD OCONTO COUNTY MARRIAGES - Main Page

 

Newspaper Birth Reports 1903

Births Main Page

  

1903 Newspaper Deaths

Newspaper Records of old Oconto County Deaths 

FLASH FROM THE PAST HOME PAGE

MARCH  2011

Please click on the photo for a larger view. 


Victorian Mid to Upper Middle Class Wedding Gown
Original late 1870's with photo of the bride (upper right).
Two piece oriental silk and Spanish hand made lace gown with covered buttons, matching silk-and-bone feathered fan (summer wedding), flowered  ceremonial
wreath veil of finely woven silk netting, one of a kind matching silk travel hat with brim and satin ties and matching silk-covered walking slippers with 2 inch heels;
now that was being "all decked out !"

March
 NEW Project
Historic Oconto County School Photos by Township
With maps showing approximate original locations with links to individual school histories and added new and old photos (gathered so far).
Featuring

Town of BAGLEY

 Historic Oconto County Township Schools Photo Page

Can you help? - these buildings were a very important part of not only students' lives, but the whole community of residents who proudly built and maintained them for many early years.
 Please send old or new photos, histories and memories of these schools to:
  RITA

March

NEW
Transcribed newspaper issues of 1903

APRIL 17
th , 24th

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

The blood is thawing right along with the river ice and people are moving with new vigor!

Who were sworn in as brand new citizens of the USA? 

Who was involved in local court cases and what were the result?

What former Oconto County college prep high school principal gave up his prominent local position for a career on the theatical stage? 

The papers kept a close eye on local residents' travels  - some might break loose and wander away! Minnesota, California, Florida and Washington States seemed particularly enticing at this time (some things don't change much).

Hydrophobia, bilious fever, quinsy and grip caused serious illness and death, learn what they are and who suffered. 

Having trouble finding an ancestor's maiden name? The many visits between relative that were reported can help.

What social things kept people hopping? Read about the church fairs (and who won the diamond ring and gold watch), Easter dances, weddings, large going away parties, etc). 

How were people who had to go to Green Bay for major surgeries doing? 

Horses, those very important ways of conveyance, were reported in detail in local public races, frantic run-aways that left things in "smithereens", accidents, buying, trading and selling; offering names of those involved. 

As always, serious injuries to all ages were reported. 

Early Spring seemed to be a particulary busy time for moving into different homes, jobs and farms. Read the local action. 

Sad and touching funerals were held for young and old and many in between.

The 12th grade schools offering graduation exams had schedules printed. No diplomas conferred without passing this comprehensive final test.

Spring - 107 YEARS AGO!

1903 Individual & Family News

FLASH FROM THE PAST HOME PAGE

1903 Marriages in the News

NEWSPAPER REPORTS OF OLD OCONTO COUNTY MARRIAGES - Main Page

 

Newspaper Birth Reports 1903

Births Main Page

  

1903 Newspaper Deaths

Newspaper Records of old Oconto County Deaths 

  

March

 NEW 
FAMILY PAGES

The Morrell Family of Stiles immigrated from French Canada in 1857. Other related county families include Shores, Lafave, Beleau, Exferd, Kopriger, Preibeck, Belleu.

MORRELL Family Page 

Family and Biography Main Page

March

NEW Additions

1871 Peshtigo Fire Survivors:

All contributions are welcome for posting.
RITA


The Helnore Family At Peshtigo -

They came from Sweden for a new start in Peshtigo. It had been a hard decision.
Read the story about their lives and the times they lived in. 


Contributed by descendant:
 Tim Helnore

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

1871 Peshtigo Fire Main Page


FEBRUARY  2011 

February
NEW
Transcribed newspaper issues of 1903

May 1st , 8th

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

Are your folks mentioned among these?
The members of the County Fair Committee are busy planning that much anticipated yearly event.
Schoolyard bullying resulting in injury is reported.
There are numerous medical doctors in the county and all are kept busy with illness and injuries as reported.
County residents travel near and far to visit relatives and friends and attend the bedside of sick and dying kin.
Energency surgeries are reported when folks had to travel to Green Bay hospitals for such treatment.
Death plays no favorites as it visits young, old and between.
What was rumored to be a suicide attempt is found to be an accident.
Much business is transacted between county residents in reports of comings and goings.
Marriages offer a sweet start to Spring.
"Little strangers" are welcomed into homes.

COME READ WHAT'S NEW 107 YEARS AGO!

1903 Individual & Family News

FLASH FROM THE PAST HOME PAGE

1903 Marriages in the News

NEWSPAPER REPORTS OF OLD OCONTO COUNTY MARRIAGES - Main Page

 

Newspaper Birth Reports 1903

Births Main Page

  

1903 Newspaper Deaths

Newspaper Records of old Oconto County Deaths 

February
 NEW Project
Historic Oconto County School Photos by Township
With maps showing approximate original locations with links to individual school histories and added new and old photos (gathered so far).
Featuring

   Town         of ABRAMS

 Historic Oconto County Township Schools Photo Page

Can you help? - these buildings were a very important part of not only students' lives, but the whole community of residents who proudly built and maintained them for many early years.
 Please send old or new photos, histories and memories of these schools to:
  RITA

February
 NEW 

FAMILY PAGES

 .FALK.

 Descendant: Agneta Karlmann

The Falk Families immigrated to Oconto County, Wisconsin, in 1886 and settled in Pensaukee and Brookside. Research and family trees are posted. Questions still to be answered include what city they lived in Europe, what ship they arrived on, when did the family establish it's farms and more. Can you help?

Falk Families Page



.FALQUE.
(also Falk, Folk)


The earliest Falque family came from Germany in 1867. Another Falque Family immigrated from French Belgium in 1871 and 1800. Both established families in Oconto County, Wisconsin. Are you among the descendants? Check them out.
Falque Families Page

Family and Biography Main Page

JANUARY  2011 



January

NEW Additions

Historic Schools of Oconto County, WI
Present day photographs of the Apple Orchard School building in town of Gillett 
and
vintage 1940's & 50's, detailed, smiling student body photographs, grades 1 - 8, from inside the school.

Also student family names including:

 Muck - Genke - Kohls - Miller -  Eggert - Ruege -  Zahn -  Winkler -  Westpahal -  Zahn - Jaeger -  Eggebrecht - Kohls -  Genke - Mrs Blazek - Tietyen - 
Peterman - Mueller - Fisher

contributed by: Carolyn [Ruege] Gipp
 sent by:  Larry Gipp

and

2910 photo contributed by:
Jill Gondek
 

Apple Orchard School Page

 Historic Oconto County Schools Main Photo Page

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

January

 NEW
Obituaries - related to early through present Oconto County families
collected and contributed by:
Pat Drees

Matthew ANDERLEY
William  J. BAKEMAN
Janet A. Johnson BANSZYNSKI
Roy J. BENO
Constance A "Connie" Sherman  BELONGIA
Alta Leach BLACK
Vera Falk BLAZER
Emil W. BEHLING 
Ervin J. BOERSCHINGER
Sally Ann Smith BRAGG
Marvin "Marv" BRAUN
Albert Clifford BROWN
Richard O. BUBHOLZ
 Jacqueline Zoeller CORBIT
 Terry L. CORBIT
Edward J. DESSART
Adolf DREES
Henry W. EHLERS
Leon P. ELLMANN
Clarence W. FLEISCHFRESSER

Evelyn Conrad FRAIK
Inez Bakeman FULTON
Frances Dickson HANEY
Doris (Pette) Netzer GARRIGAN
Orva "Babe" Willis GORDON
Jack D. HANSEN
Helen  Komanecki HARPER
Gail Vine HARTWIG
Robert BAUERS
Eva Janet Ramsdell BROOKS
Don DeGRAVE
Robert C. DePOUW
Lois Krake HARMS
Ralph JUNKER
Stella Kutowski KUBISCIK
Edward C. LaCOMBE
Lorraine Joyce Noack LIEGEOIS
Marjorie Luebeck  MITCHELL
Kenneth J. "The Fox" RADKE
Deborah Behling HEIM-ROGERS


Obituary Main Page

January

 NEW
Transcribed newspaper issues of 1903

October 2, 9
November 16, 13, 20

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

Residents of Breed are called "Breedites."
The last harvests are coming in - potatoes, cabbages, sugar beets...
500 friends show up at a resident's home - why?
News is sent in from correspondents from the "rural bergs" who tell what they know.
Oconto County residents often travel to Menominee by train to marry - one groom refused to take off his hat!
Residents were traveling all over to see family members, including San Francisco, California (warmer there in October, too).
Ship goes down in a gail over Lake Michigan waters, off northeastern Wisconsin, few survivors left to tell the chilling tale.
Claywood opens it's brand  new brick school.
An attack of "spinal and brain troubles" leaves a healthy, large family childless in 2 months.
Now that the harvest is in, the men are leaving for the woods; work and hunting.
Plays at the Opera House, a Ball in Lakewood, "Thimble Parties", Anniversaries, Weddings, Card Parties, Hallowe'en gatherings, New House warmings, Socials and Dances all over, keep people hopping.
A local businessman losses his daughter one day, and suddenly died the next.
A local man disappears in the woods and is being searched for by family and friends for weeks.
Tuberculosis remains a high cause of illness and death. (then unknown cause is later found to be from unpasteurized milk.)
Much, much more including lists of men serving jury duty (women did not vote until 1920), and court proceedings of adoptions, wills and suites (lots of names in these issues to add history of county families).

COME READ WHAT'S NEW 107 YEARS AGO!

1903 Individual & Family News

FLASH FROM THE PAST HOME PAGE

1903 Marriages in the News

NEWSPAPER REPORTS OF OLD OCONTO COUNTY MARRIAGES - Main Page

 

Newspaper Birth Reports 1903

Births Main Page

  

1903 Newspaper Deaths

Newspaper Records of old Oconto County Deaths 

January

 NEW
Family Obituary Postings

Descendants of Oconto County families

Transcribed and contributed by: Mary Wilinski

John B. ZYGMANSKI

Martha Lemanczyk ZYGMANSKI

 Julia Rewolinski WALKOWSKI

George KRUSE

Helen Borzych REWOLINSKI

Sophie REVOLINSKI

Theresa Stankiewicz REVOLINSKI

Victoria Zielinski BORZYCH

Maria Moisio VIRT

Adin FULLER

.Helen Jagodzinski KUROWSKI

Clarence E. MILLER

Matthew WENGRZYN

Martha Sorenson BLOEDORN

Pearl LaCoux DOLLAR

Charles LEJA

Albert SORENSEN/SORENSON

Josepha Polasik BIELINSKI

Stanley BIELINSKI

Frank PODOLSKI

Obituary Main Page

January

 NEW Page

Brookside Train Station

Photo contributed by: Jill Gondek

Historic Brookside Photo Page

Photo Added

Pensaukee Train Station

Photo contributed by: Jill Gondek

Historic Pensaukee Photo Page

Historic Towns and Villages Page



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