The  Oconto County WIGenWeb Project 
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OCONTO COUNTY WIGENWEB SITE
Wisconsin


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OCTOBER  2012


October 2012

NEW Additions

October 8, 1871 Peshtigo Fire Dead
Names, dates and burial information have been added to help make family ancestor connections

Mays Corners Cemetery, now Marinette County, Wisconsin

Auest , Fred (Aust, Friederick - November 22, 1822 - October 8, 1871, Mays Corners Cemetery, now Marinette County, Wisconsin); wife saved.
Bruse, Sophia (1825 - 
October 8, 1871, mother), George (1863 - October 8, 1871), Frederick (1860 - October 8, 1871 (Mays Corners Cemetery, now Marinette County, Wisconsin); saved, August, father, August Jr, Heinrich.
Duronso, John (1858 - October 8, 1871, (Mays Corners Cemetery, now Marinette County, Wisconsin)
Hayes, Henry Sr., wife and one son. (Milwaukee Sentinel, October 16th, 1871) (Rebecca F.  1851 - October 8, 1871 mother, Earl 1871 - October 8, 1871 son,  Mays Corners Cemetery, now Marinette County, Wisconsin)
Helms, Charles, wife and son. (Milwaukee Sentinel, October 16th, 1871) (Charles J. 1812 - October 13, 1871 father; Fredrica S. 1818 - October 8, 1871, mother; Charlie 1859 - October 8, 1871, son;   Mays Corners Cemetery, now Marinette County, Wisconsin)  Mr. Helms traveled a long distance in the fire. The calves of his legs burned loose; dragging on the ground, held by cords. Was taken to the hospital at Marinette, but soon died.
Moore, Fanny 1839 - October 8, 1871, mother; Mays Corners Cemetery, now Marinette County, Wisconsin) Mr. Moore could not induce them to leave the house after it was enveloped in flames, and barely escaped himself.  

Out of 18 Newberry Family members, 12 perished inn the Peshtigo Fire

Newberry, Charles O. (1839 - October 8, 1871, father  Mays Corners Cemetery, now Marinette County, Wisconsin), and two children; son Franklin H. (1864 - October 8, 1871 , daughter Jessie (1866 - October 8, 1871) ( Mays Corners Cemetery, now Marinette County, Wisconsin)  Wife Joyce saved.; son of Henry Newberry Sr.
Newberry, Henry Sr. (1799 - October 8, 1871  ( Mays Corners Cemetery, now Marinette County, Wisconsin)
Newberry, Louisa (1839 - October 8, 1871;
( Mays Corners Cemetery, now Marinette County, Wisconsin)
Newberry, Nellie (1867 - October 8, 1871;
( Mays Corners Cemetery, now Marinette County, Wisconsin)
Newberry, Selah F. (1851 - October 8, 1871; ( Mays Corners Cemetery, now Marinette County, Wisconsin)
Newberry, Walter B. (1834 - October 8, 1871; ( Mays Corners Cemetery, now Marinette County, Wisconsin), wife and three children. son of Henry Newberry Sr.
Newberry, Walter
(1869 - October 8, 1871;  ( Mays Corners Cemetery, now Marinette County, Wisconsin)
Unknown (unknown - October 8, 1871;  ( Mays Corners Cemetery, now Marinette County, Wisconsin)
Warnecke, John (1795 - October 8, 1871;
  ( Mays Corners Cemetery, now Marinette County, Wisconsin)

Peshtigo Fire Cemetery, Peshtigo, Wisconsin

Lembk (Lamp, Lamk, Lemke), Mrs. Charles  - wife and five children died (Milwaukee Sentinel, October 16th, 1871) on a wagon, fleeing for safety, when one of his horses falling, he got out to help him up, and finally succeeding in doing so, and upon returning to the wagon found his family all dead. He finally reached a small brook near by, in which he lay until morning, when returning, he found the remains of his family and wagon entirely consumed.Charles (survived)
Lemke, Caroline (April 24, 1864 - October 8, 1871 (Peshtigo Fire Cemetery, Peshtigo, Wisconsin)
Lemke, Emma (July 4, 1866 -
- October 8, 1871 
(Peshtigo Fire Cemetery, Peshtigo, Wisconsin)
Lemke, Fredicke ( December 29, 1833 - October 8, 1871 (Peshtigo Fire Cemetery, Peshtigo, Wisconsin)
Lemke, Nettie ( March 24, 1867 - 
- October 8, 1871
(Peshtigo Fire Cemetery, Peshtigo, Wisconsin)
Lemke, Sophie ( November 22, 1862 
- October 8, 1871
(Peshtigo Fire Cemetery, Peshtigo, Wisconsin)
Lemke, Tina (April 4, 1869 
- October 8, 1871
(Peshtigo Fire Cemetery, Peshtigo, Wisconsin)

The Peshtigo Fire Deaths Page

The Peshtigo Fire Survivors Page

The Peshtigo Fire Home Page

October 2012

NEW
Cemetery Transcriptions

Mays Corners Cemetery was in Oconto County at the time of the Peshtigo Fire on Sunday, October 8, 1871. It is now Marinette County. The cemetery land was donated by members of the Bakeman Family (please see the Bakeman Family Page ) before the fire. The Mays Corners Cemetery Page lists gravestone readings including those deaths from the 1871 fire. At that time, there was an urgent need for places to immediately bury the overwhelming number victims, whether they could be identified or not. Those who survived could be layed to rest with those they lost. The cemetery also includes many old Oconto County families whose surnames are closely connected to the work of family genealogy and history researchers.

Mays Corners Cemetery Page

Cemeteries Home Page

AUGUST  2012

August 2012

NEW

Obituaries

researched and contributed by: 

Pat Drees 

These older family obituaries have connections to old Oconto County residents!

Charles DREES

Emil KITTNER

Maude Vanidestine BOULAC

Fred SCHULTZ

Agnes Smith  LOVE

Elizabeth C. BARTELS

Nina I. Blackman BAKEMAN

Gail Vine HARTWIG

Obituary Main Page

JULY  2012

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Sobieski Passenger Railroad Station in the early 1900s.

July 2012

 FAMILY PAGE

Addition

It looks like two ladies may be celebrating winning ribbons at the Oconto County Fair.
A wonderful summer photo of Clara A. Bartz (later Herald) and her friend Mary Drake from 1912 has been added by:
Kathleen Barlament

BARTZ Family Page 

Family and Biography Main Page

July 2012

NEW

 School Photos 

The 5th grade class of 1947 and a 1892 photo of St. Joseph School in Oconto

contributed by:

Kathleen Barlament

St Joseph Catholic School Page

 Historic Oconto County Township Schools Photo Page

APRIL  2012

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Long Barn from town of How
built in 1881 by the Holl brothers on the Peter Holl homestead.
Photo taken 2003

April 2012

NEW FAMILY PAGE

The Charles and Augusta Wise (originally Weiss) Family of Lena

They immigrated first from Germany to Canada, and then to Oconto County Wisconsin in 1873. The Wise couple worked hard, suvived the Pensaukee tonado of 1877, and raised their family here, like so many other ancestors we are proud of.

See their lives in stories and photographs!!

WISE / WEISS Family Page 

Family and Biography Main Page

MARCH  2012

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Paper Mill Horse Barn in Oconto Falls
Photo taken in 2010
by Jill Gondeck

March 2012

NEW

Paper Mill Barn
Oconto
Falls

Taken 2010
Photos contributed by:

Jill Gondek 

Photos of the stately glazed tile draft horse barn.

Glazed Tile Mill Barn in Oconto Falls


 Past Scenes of Oconto County Main Page

FEBRUARY  2012

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Valentine sent from Lena to city of Oconto
1910

February 2012

NEW

2012 Obituaries

researched and contributed by: Bill Fonferek

Merl Bitters KRAUSE

Muriel Vanderheiden EBENHOE

Donald HANSEN

Evelyn Firgens TIMM

Carl M. ZIMANEK

Roger Louis  GENZLER

Jerry L. VORPAHL

Alfred J. (Jr) KRAUSE

Mary Jane Gassman ERDMAN

Obituary Main Page

February 2012

ADDITIONS TO THE FAMILY PAGE

I have more information so I summarized covering 700 years before coming to Wisconsin.

Researched, written and contributed by: Lynne Lucas Robison

LUCAS Family Page 

Family and Biography Main Page

February 2012

NEW FAMILY PAGE

From farmers, to cheesemakers to race car drivers to expert performance engines designer, the Bartz family has made it's mark starting in 1872 in Oconto County, Wisconsin

BARTZ Family Page 

Family and Biography Main Page

JANUARY  2012

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Winter in Oconto Falls
1920s

January

NEW

2012 Obituaries

researched and contributed by: Bill Fonferek

Mayme O'Connel FORAL

Romaine M. URBAN
 
Joyce Stich Hanna CLEMENTI

Ralph Miles FAULDS Sr

Obituary Main Page



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