We regret to announce the death of Norma, only child of Mr. and Mrs. P. Keef, which occurred at Chicago Tuesday. Norma was almost five years old and was with her mother who was visiting relatives in Chicago. The remains were brought to this city Wednesday night and buried yesterday afternoon from St. Joseph’s church. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of many friends in their affliction.
At her home in Morgan,
Oconto County, Wisconsin, Friday, December 18, 1891, after a long and
illness Hannah Dean, wife of Rev. John Banta, aged sixty-eight years,
The deceased came to Wisconsin from Chicago with her husband in 1869, and has since resided in Oconto, Brown and Outagamie counties, where her husband labored as a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church. She was a remarkable gentle and kind disposition, patient and hopeful to the end. An invalid husband, three sons and two daughters and a wide circle of friends believe their great loss to be her gain.
The funeral and burial occurred Sunday December 20th.
Mrs. Huff Jones received a telegram Sunday evening announcing the death, that morning, of her eldest brother, Mr. Turner. The deceased resided near Connorsville, Ind. and was for years before his death a prominent Odd Fellow, having occupied the highest office in the jurisdiction of Indiana.
Died, in the Town of Little River, Jan. 13th 1892, Joseph LaCourt of pneumonia, after an illness of only six days.
Deceased was 60 years
of age, and his sudden and untimely death is a severe blow to his
and numerous friends. He was born in Grez, Belgium, Jan. 26th
He moved with his family, consisting of his wife, baby, and father and
mother, to America in 1855, landing at Green Bay, proceeding directly
Kewaunee, where he resided for nearly ten years. In the fall
he removed to the City of Oconto which became his home for the next two
years. In the meantime he bought some land in the Town of
River, three miles north of Oconto. Here he removed his
1866 and began the work of making a farm, where he has resided ever
a period of about 26 years. He was the father of 11 children, four
seven living—those living are Mrs. Mary Exford, Town of
LaCourt, Sagola, Michigan, Mrs. Josephine Couillard and Mrs. Lucy
Town of Oconto, Henry, Julia and Joseph LaCourt, jr. Town of Little
He was buried from the Presbyterian church of Little River, of which he
had long been a member. Mr. Burdick of Oconto preached the
sermon. He was a man who was generally liked by all of the
as was shown by the large attendance at church and by the friends that
followed his remains to their final resting place in Oconto cemetery.
A message was received at this office recently, from Stiles, Wis. announcing the sudden death of Mrs. Hattie Macy Rodolf, wife of C.C. Rodolf and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Macy, of Stiles, Wis., which occurred in Spokane Falls, Washington, on Thursday. No further particulars have yet been received by the family. Mrs. Rodolf was a teacher in the public schools of this city before her marriage and made her home in Green Bay as a scholar and teacher for a number of years. – Green Bay Gazette.
DIED: At her home in Angelica, on Wednesday, Jan. 20th, of pneumonia, Mrs. CATHARINE LaSHAY, aged 72 years. Aunt Katie LaShay, as she was most commonly called by her friends, was one of the pioneer residents of our place, having settled here when the town was naught but a mere wilderness.
She has lived only to be loved by her large circle of friends and acquaintances. She was a kind and loving mother, was always cheerful and happy, ready at all times to sympathize with those in trouble, especially kind in sickness, and was never known to speak ill of any one, the above traits of character endearing her to the hearts of all who knew her. She leaves two sons, Messrs. John and Emmet LaShay of Angelica, and one daughter, Mrs. Sarah Dunne of Minnesota. besides four sisters, Mrs. Lydia Fink of Shawano, Mrs. Clara Richmond of Gillett, Mrs. Lavina Swane of New York, and Mrs. Susan Winton, of Dagit, Michigan; also 3 brothers, Messrs. Hiram and Chas. Wescott of Richmond, and Mr. William Wescott of Maple Valley. The heartfelt sympathies of the entire community is extended to the grief stricken relatives, and especially to the daughter and son E. H. LaShay, who was prostrated by sickness so as to be unable to attend the last sad rites of their loving mother. Rev. Mr. Oleson, together with a corps of Angelica's people, escorted the mourners and the remains of their loved one last Saturday to the Shawano cemetery, where the body was assigned its final resting place. The bearers were Messrs. Robert and Wm. Black, G. A, and Jas, McKenna, Win. Ainsworth and Wm, Dredge, Funeral services were held yesterday at the M. E. church, the text being the 24th chap, and 44th verse of S. Matthew, "Therefore be ye also ready, for in such an hour as ye think not the son of man cometh." The subject was forcibly illustrated by the pastor, Rev. Mr. Oleson, and all should be benefited thereby.
Died at Ontonagon, Mich.,
on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 21 1892, Jeremiah O’Keliher was
sojourning at Ontonagon, being employed as scaler by the Diamond Match
Co., and general bookkeepers for Francis Bros. and through exposure
a cold which developed into pneumonia, which in a week’s time
his death. His wife, in this city was notified by wire, of
on Tuesday, and the same night started for Green Bay, where her son
was attending the Business College. Wednesday morning mother
son started for Ontonagon, where they arrived the same afternoon and
thus enabled to spend a brief time with their husband and father before
his demise. The stricken relatives arrived in this city
with the remains of their dead, and on Monday last all that was mortal
of Jere. O’Keliher was laid away in the “silent
city,” funeral services
being held at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic church.
The deceased was a native of Ireland but came to this country when quite a young man and settled at Stiles, where for years he was employed by the Eldred Lumber Co., as a bookkeeper, filling at the same time the position of town treasurer. In 1872 he moved to this city and became deputy county treasurer for Dr. Coleman. The position he filled for six years, serving through the terms of Dr. Coleman and James McGee. For years past he was a scaler for the Eldred Lumber Co., Fort Howard and the Oconto Company in this city. Being capable, industrious and frugal, he had acquired a fair portion of the world’s goods, and leaves his family, which consists of a wife, two daughters and two sons in comfortable circumstances.
Michael Martin, a young man aged about 25 years died at the hospital in this city last Saturday evening. The deceased was a native of the Maritime Provinces and cam here a few years ago. He was employed in one of the Oconto Company’s camps, where he met with a bad accident last week. He was brought down, but blood poisoning had set in and medical skill was powerless to aid him.
Died in this city, Saturday, Jan 30, 1892, Frazer McDonald, aged 76 years. The deceased was a native of Macadavy, New Brunswick, but came with his family to this city about 20 years ago, and has resided in the South ward. He was a quiet and industrious citizen and enjoyed the esteem of all who knew him. The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon from St. Mark’s Episcopal church, service being conducted by Rev. L.D. Hopkins. The deceased is survived by a wife and seven children—three daughters and four sons, as follows: Mrs. Chas. Johnson, of this city: Mrs. L.E. Folsom and Mrs. J.H. LaClaire, of Gladstone, Mich.; George, Paul, Mellon and Hibbard McDonald, of this city.
At the hospital in this
city, on Sunday, Jan. 31, 1892, Chas. Peters, aged 29 years, 31 days.
Death was the result of an accident which befell Mr. Peters in one of Cook Bro.’s camps nearly three weeks before. The funeral occurred at Brookside on Wednesday, services being held at the Lutheran church by Rev. Hayes of Peshtigo. Deceased was a steady, industrious young man, and was highly respected in the community in which he lived. He leaves a sorrowing young wife to who he was married only last May.
At his home in the East
ward, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1892, Joseph Urwan, aged 43 years, 3 month and
Deceased was a native of Bavaria, but came to this country when quite a young man and for eighteen years past has been employed in the lumber yard of J. Spies, for many years as yardmaster. A man of quiet manners and industrious habits, he naturally commanded the respect and esteem of many friends. He leaves a wife and several children.
Leo John aged 4 years, 8 months and 12 days son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Don Levy, died at the residence of his parents on Superior street on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1892. The little fellow had been a sufferer from some internal ailment for some months. The funeral occurred Thursday afternoon from St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic church, Rev. Fr. Lochmana officiating.
DEATH OF AUGUSTUS COLE
Died in this city, on Monday, Feb. 8, 1892, at 2:10 p.m., Mr. Augustus Cole, in the 62nd year of his age.
The deceased had been a resident of Oconto for nearly thirty years, and was one of the most widely known men in both city and county, and was held in the highest respect by all classes. A man of sterling worth and unblemished character, strong in friendship and genial in disposition, high-minded and industrious, he was an example of business integrity, to be emulated by young men. As a citizen, from both a social and business standpoint, he occupied a foremost position, and by his death Oconto loses one whose place it will be hard to supply.
Mr. Cole was a native of Oxford, N.Y. where he spent the earlier years of his life, receiving his education at the academy in that town. In 1851 he obtained his first experience in the lumbering business when he went to Cooper’s Plains, N.Y. and entered the employment of his uncle, Colonel Uri Balcom, now of Chicago, with who he remained five years as superintendent. In 1856 he came west and settled at Stiles, and for a year looked after the lumbering interests of Eldred & Balcom. He left Stiles the next year and went to Eau Claire, where he remained for a short time. From there he went to Illinois, returning to Stiles in 1858, and once more entered the employment of Eldred & Balcom. In 1863 he came to Oconto and cast his fortunes with the firm of Holt & Calkins, which afterwards became the firm of Holt & Balcom, and was general superintendent of the milling and logging operations of this firm, in which he owned an interest, up to 1887 when Col. Balcom retired from the business and the property passed into the hands of the Holt Lumber Co. Shortly after the time Mr. Cole fitted up and stocked an extensive coal yard, which business he successfully conducted up to the time of his death.
When a young man, in 1853,
Mr. Cole slipped and fell while helping a lady from a carriage and
a slight injury to his right knee. The wound appeared so
that little attention was paid to it until inflammation had set in
resulted in a serious case of hip disease, from which he subsequently
not however, until a slight deformity had resulted to the affected
At various times since his accident occurred Mr. Cole has suffered more
or less, but nothing beyond than temporary inconvenience was
until about two years ago, when he was afflicted with an attack of
Before thoroughly recovering from this malady he caught a cold which
up in a case of typhoid fever. As usual with this fever, it
its most virulent attack on the weakest part of the system, and as it
away left the injured limb in a weakened condition that caused Mr. Cole
much pain and anxiety. He continued under medical treatment,
not recovering as fast as he desired, he visited Hot Springs, Ark., but
received little or no benefit from the celebrated waters at that
Shortly after coming home he placed himself under the care of Dr.
who found an abscess had formed in the limb of Mr. Cole which it was
to relieve by making an incision through the flesh. Temporary
only was obtained by this means, and as his case continued to assume a
more serious phase, several surgical operations were made necessary but
all to no purpose, and on Monday evening, last, at 6:10
making a heroic and manly struggle against the destroyer, his weary
gave up the fight and he peacefully and quietly breathed his last
by sorrowing and loving friends.
In 1856 Mr. Cole was married, at Poughkeepsie, N.Y. to Miss Frances F. Davis, who has been his wise counselor and loving helpmeet up to his dissolution, and who remains, in sorrow and grief, to mourn her loss of a loving and considerate husband. Only one child blessed this union, Mr. H. U. Cole, our respected townsman, who with his mother and uncle, Mr. Henry C. Cole, of Omaha, Neb. are the only surviving near relatives of the deceased.
The funeral took place
yesterday (Thursday) afternoon from his late residence on Main Street,
service being conducted by the Rev. G. Bossard, pastor of the
church, and an immense throng of friends and sympathizers of the
testified to their friendship by following his remains on his last
journey to their place of rest in the public cemetery.
Thus closes a busy and useful life, and an eternal rest has come to one whose active and honest industry in this life has entitled him to the crown of peace.
Out of respect for the memory of the departed flags were carried at half mast on the Holt Lumber Co;s. mill and on Goodrich & Martineau’s business block during the funeral yesterday afternoon.
PREFERRED DEATH TO PRISON. THEODORE GRIM
Stiles - John P Macy, Jr., only son of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Macy, of this place, died at Kansas City, Feb. 4th. His remains were brought to Green Bay for burial, the funeral taking place last Saturday. His mother was with him when he passed away.
Death of Richard L. Hall
Died suddenly, in this city, of acute pneumonia, on Monday morning, Feb. 15, 1892, Mr. Richard L. Hall, aged 58 years, 6 months and 8 days.
The news of the sudden death of Mr. Hall last Monday morning spread rapidly over the city, evoking in the passage deep and heartfelt regrets at the termination of a useful life and removal of one who has been identified with the history of Oconto’s growth and development for nearly thirty-five years past. Few of our citizens enjoyed a more extended acquaintanceship or were held in higher esteem, and the sympathy of scores of sincere friends goes out to the afflicted family who have been thus suddenly deprived of an affectionate husband and indulgent parent. It is a loss not only to the family but to the community as well, for Mr. Hall represented the fullest degree the manly man. Courteous in his dealing with men and generous almost to a fault, were qualities that brought him into close touch with humanity and endeared him to all.
For a year or two past it has been evident to the friends of the deceased that the harrowing worry of his earlier business ventures were beginning to have their effect on a constitution not overly strong and robust, and that a few years at most would terminate his earthly career, but few were prepared for the suddenness with which the summons came. Last winter Mr. Hall was afflicted with a sever attack of pneumonia since which time he has had to take the utmost care of himself to prevent a recurrence of the dread disease. On the morning of his death his son drove him to Antone Sharrow’s barber shop to be shaved preparatory to assuming his duties as clerk of the circuit court which was to convene that day in a special session. On leaving the barber shop, Mr. Sharrow cautioned the deceased to cover his face as much as possible with his muffler and thus avoid breathing the cold air, as the mercury was eight or ten degrees below zero. The caution was to late, however, for Mr. Hall already inhaled the intensely cold air and commenced to stagger from the effect of a sudden pain in his lungs. He was helped back into the shop and Dr. Lawrence hastily summoned. Restoratives applied by the doctor somewhat relieved his pain but it was evident to all present that he was rapidly sinking and it was deemed best to take him to his home. A hack was summoned, and, carefully wrapped up; Mr. Hall was placed therein and rapidly driven home where he expired a few minutes after his arrival.
Mr. Hall was born Aug. 7, 1833, at Spencer, Thompkins County, N.Y. In 1844 his father, the late Dr. J.C. Hall moved to Marinette, then a part of Oconto County, and there the deceased remained until 1857, when he came to this city and followed his profession of civil engineering. During his early residence here he engaged extensively in the lumbering industry, operating a saw mill at Hart’s switch, a few miles north of the city, and a large sash, door and planning mill in the city. He had at various times been elected to, and successfully filled, the offices of county clerk, county treasurer and county surveyor. He was elected clerk of the court in 1881 and has held that office up to the present time. In 1881 he was appointed U.S. Deputy Surveyor, continuing in that position until his death.
In 1876 he wrote the “History of Oconto County” a voluminous a carefully compiled record of the principal events that have taken place in this county, containing also a minute description of the geographical limits and timber products of the vast territory that was at one time embraced within the incorporate limits of Oconto County. This history was published at the time in the Oconto County Reporter, running through several months publication of this journal. During the terrible Peshtigo fire of 1871 Mr. Hall was one of the first of the several relief parties on the ground, and aided largely in ameliorating the suffering of the distressed people.
In July, 1859, Mr. Hall
was married to Miss Abbie J. Hill, at Rosemond, Ill., who has been a
and loving sharer of his joys and sorrows ever since, and who with five
sons, survives him.
The deceased was owner of the abstract office of this county, a property which has become valuable through his untiring efforts in securing correct transcripts of titles and exchanges in realty since the first settlement of the white race in this great state.
The funeral occurred Wednesday afternoon from the Presbyterian church, services being conducted by the pastor, Rev. G. Bossard, and was very largely attended, many old settlers from various parts of the county being present to pay respect to the memory of their old and cherished friend. The pall bearers were Messrs. Geo. Beyer, Huff Jones, O. A. Ellis, W. H. Young, H. M. Royce and G.J. Flanders.
Aside from his own family, Mr. Hall is survived by only none near relative, a brother Mr. Benj. Hall, of Marinette.
From Monday morning to Wednesday night flags were carried at half mast on the county property and the Armory of Co. M. of which deceased was an honorary member.
The deceased was for many years a resident of this city, where she was well and favorably known. She was a sister of Jacob Dunton of this city, and Lacey Dunton, of Abrams.
In this city, on Saturday, Feb. 20, 1892, Nelson Hazen, aged 73 years.
The deceased had been a resident of Oconto for seventeen or eighteen years past, having brought his family here from the East. He was known as an industrious, honest man, who bore and excellent reputation and was highly esteemed in the community. He is survived by a wife and six children—three daughters and three sons. The funeral occurred Monday from St. Peter’s church, Mass being celebrated by Rev. Fr. Valliant, and was largely attended by sorrowing friends.
Gillett -- With the greatest of sorrow we are called upon to announce the demise of one of the most respected members of our community, Mrs. Rebecka Watts, wife of H.J. Watts, which occurred Friday morning, Feb 26, 1892 at three o’clock. She leaves a husband and seven children to mourn their loss. All her children were present at her death but the oldest son, Frank, who is in Oregon. The funeral occurred Sunday from the Methodist church of this place, Rev. James Robinson, of Maple Valley, officiating. Her remains were laid to rest in the Gillett Cemetery. The deceased was born in Vermont in 1852, and at the time of her death was 39 years. 1 month and 20 days old. The pall bearers were Joe. Kurtz, Matt Lang, Peter Gonber, Ed. Monahan, Joe. Swan and W. Scott.
Abrams – We are sorry
to chronicle the death of old Mr. Tuttle, of Brookside, which took
Saturday morning. Mr. Tuttle settled in Pensaukee in the
and by industry and frugality reared him to a comfortable
leaves a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his
Though he reached the ripe old age of 3 score and fourteen, yet we
suppress the anguish of the thought that a kind husband and father has
left a place vacant for aye.
(Another obituary is listed under March 11, 1892)
At his home on his farm just north of the city limits, on Saturday, February 27, 1892, Charles Zuehl, aged 58 years.
The deceased was a farmer in comfortable circumstances, and had been a resident of the town of Oconto for many years, and was highly esteemed by many friends in both city and country. He leaves a wife and six children to mourn their loss. The funeral occurred Monday afternoon, the service being held at the Lutheran church, of which the deceased was a member.
Lizzie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cain, died Thursday, Feb. 25, 1892, aged about 15 years.
The deceased had some time previous to her death eaten prune stones which lodged in her intestines and necessitated a surgical operation, which, however, proved unavailing, and after more than a week of suffering death ensued. Her burial took place Saturday from St Peter’s Roman Catholic church.
Nicholas Lorin, an old resident of this city, died at his home one Superior street last Saturday, at an advanced age. The funeral took place Monday from St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic church.
Margaret, wife of F.K. Mott, died at her home in this city on Sunday, Feb. 28, 1892, aged 22 years. The remains were taken to the home of her father. Mr. George Chefflings, in Maple Valley, and on Tuesday the funeral occurred in that town.
Levi Thomas Isabell died at his father’s home, in Brookside, on the 25th, of Bright’s disease. Age 27 years and 7 months. He was buried in Brookside cemetery on Saturday last. Rev. W.D. Cox officiating.
In this city, March 6, 1892, Catherine, beloved wife of Edward Fitzgerald, aged 42 years, 2 months and 12 days.
The deceased was a native of New Brunswick but came to this city more than twenty years ago with her parents. She was an affectionate wife and mother and was held in high esteem by many friends and neighbors. She suffered from an attack of grippe more than a month ago, and an exposure before her complete recovery gave her a relapse, out of which grew other complications which ended in her death. A husband and eight children—four daughters and four sons—are left to mourn their loss. The funeral occurred Tuesday, the services being held at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic church, of which the deceased was a communicant.
At Brookside, Oconto Co., Wis., Feb. 27th, 1892, Schuyler Tuttle aged 73 years, 9 mo. And 28 days.
He was born in Freeton, Courtland Co. N.Y., April 29th, 1818. When about 16 years of age he removed with his father to Alleghany Co., N.Y., where he was married in 1845 to Miss Lois Kent, who survives him. There were born to them 7 children—5 boys and 2 girls, 5 of whom survive him to mourn their loss. They are Mrs.H.L. Colson, of Mills Centre; Mrs. Ida Rufenberg, of Brookside; Lewis Tuttle of Brookside; E.C. Tuttle, of Abrams, and Chas. M. of Brookside. Two boys, Schuyler and Frankie, died in infancy.
In 1856 he immigrated to Wisconsin and settled at Stiles, as foreman for the lumber company of Holt & Balcom. About 22 years ago he removed his family to the farm in Brookside, where he resided till the time of his death. While a young man Mr. Tuttle traveled extensively in the West, having visited all the Western States with the exception of California. In belief he was a Universalist. His parents were of the Baptist faith. In politics, during his early life, he was a member of the Whig Party, but when the Republican Party was organized, he joined the party, and remained a stanch advocate of those principles during life; he served his town a number of times on the County Board, and held various other positions of honor in the county. In Character he was above reproach. His honesty of purpose, his devotion to his family, his patriotism, his tendency to cherish the bright side of life, were traits of character that went with him through life and remained with him until the end. It is noticeable that during his last sickness, but a few hours before his death his love for his family, and genuine love of fun manifested itself more strongly than ever. Surely we can say a good man has left us, his loss will be felt around the family hearthstone. How lonesome the old homestead has become, how we miss the dear familiar face and how we cherish the memory of the dear departed form. Grandpa is gone, father is gone, husband is gone. But we trust that our loss is his gain that the poor, tired, worn, suffering body is at rest and that somewhere we shall meet with him never to part again. The funeral took place on Monday from the residence. The Rev. Bossard, of Oconto, Pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating. The family desire to express their sincere thanks to the neighbors and friends, and especially to Mrs. Lemir Chase, for their kind assistance and sympathy during their sad affliction.
Rev. Fr. Schwebach, for nearly twenty-three years past pastor of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic church in this city, died at the priest’s house on Monday morning, March 7, 1892, aged 73.
Fr. Schwebach was born in Luxemburg, near the Belgium border, where he grew to manhood, was educated and ordained priest. Thirty years ago he came to this country and settled at Stevens Point and was pastor of a church at that place for seven years, when he resigned his pastorate and came to this city and took charge of St. Joseph’s church, in which latter position he continued to officiate until early last fall when failing health made the appointment of another priest a necessity, and Fr. Lochman was accordingly chosen to succeed him. Since last summer Fr. Schwebach was steadily declined in health, and recently dropsy set in which hastened his death. He was an affable gentleman and a faithful friend who will be sadly missed by those to whom he was ministered for nearly a quarter of a century, and who entertain for his memory deep love and reverence.
Monday afternoon his remains were carried to the church and service for the dead held with Rev. C.L. Nau of Green Bay, as celebrant, Fr. A. Belle, of Clintonville, deacon, Fr. P. Pele, of Coleman, sub-deacon; and assisted by Fr. J.F. Durin, of DePere, Fr. Vaillant, of St. Peter’s church, and Fr. Lochman, of St. Joseph’s church. Tuesday morning Requiem Mass was celebrated at 7:45, with Fr. J.J. Fox, of Marinette, as celebrant, Fr. A. O’Connor, of Peshtigo, as deacon, Fr. A. Belle of Clintonville, as sub-deacon, and Fr. Lochman as master of ceremonies. Fr. Vaillant presided at the organ. There were present in the sanctuary Fr. Hens, of So. Kaukauna and Fr. Pele, of Coleman. After Mass Fr. O’Connor made some remarks pertinent to the occasion after which the remains were taken to the C. & N.W. R’y, followed by a long train of sorrowing friends. The pall-bearers were E. Davis, D. Davis, B. Mulvaney, B. Brophy, D. O’Keef and John Merline. The body was conveyed to Stockton, near Stevens Point, where it remained among relatives of the deceased priest until Thursday, when it was taken to Stevens Point and laid in the final resting place.
DEATH OF MRS. W.H. PHILLIPPs
“A fair affliction—peace. We cannot hold mortality’s strong hand, Heaven has an end to all.”
On Friday morning, March
12, 1892, at 8:50, Mrs. Phillipps departed this life surrounded by all
her sorrowing family and immediate friends. She was born in
of New York, and died at the young age of 36 years and 8
She leaves, to mourn their loss, two affectionate daughters and a
“Weep not for her! Her memory is the shrine
Of pleasant thoughts, soft as the scent of flowers,
Calm as on windless eve the sun’s decline.
Sweet as the song of birds among the bowers,
Rich as a rainbow with its hues of light,
Pure as the moonlight: Weep not for her!
Weep not for her!
There is no cause of woe,
But rather nerve the spirit that it walk
Unshrinking o’er the thorny path below
And from earth’s defilements keep thee back,
She’ll meet thee at heaven’s gate—and lead thee on:
Weep not for her!”
A bright leaf, having withered on the tree, has fallen to the ground: such is death. Short was the duration on this earth of the best of wives, the most loving of mothers. Nothing is more certain that the fading of the leaf, bright in it’s summer tide; nothing more certain than death, even to the most just, as young wife was: she had her summer time, and quickly faded in a season.
“And oh! Like them
as they come in Spring,
And with Summer’s late decay,
She passed with the sun’s last parting smile,
From life’s rough path away.”
A six-year old son of Edward Goff, of Marinette, was killed by a street car in that city last Tuesday. The little fellow was playing on the street and fell in front of the car, and the wheels passing over his body killed him instantly.
GREENWOOD—Died: Paul Kreugar, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kreugar, age 16 years, 9 months and 18 days, at Dr. O’Keefe hospital, February 20, 1892. The funeral service was held at the school house Wednesday, March 2, 1892. The pall bearers were Antone Thome, Jule DeKaster, Louis Beyers, John Couillard, Manders Hennings and Bryon Minnick. He was buried in the Brookside cemetery. The deceased had been sick for about two months. His injuries were received in the woods. He left a father, mother, two sisters and two brothers to mourn his departure. His presence will be missed in the circle of his many friends.
Word was received here during the week of the death at Pittsburgh of the father of Rev. J.H. Kerr, formerly pastor of the Presbyterian Church in this city. Mr. Kerr has a large number of friends in Oconto who deeply sympathize with him in his affliction.
Mr. and Mrs. Huff Jones, who have been in Green Bay for two weeks past attending Mrs. Mary Jones during her sickness and burial, returned home Monday night.
Stiles - William McGuire, brother of James McGuire of this place was fatally kicked by a horse at Tacoma, Wash., last week. He died the same day. His body was brought to Appleton for burial. The funeral was held from his father’s house last Tuesday.
George Phillips, of Hartland, Iowa, and Joseph Phillips, of Perry, Iowa, have been in the city for some time past, the guests of their brother, W.H., having come to attend the funeral of their sister-in-law, the late Mrs. W.H. Phillips
Frank Wern and
his wife of
youngest child of Mr. & Mrs. Harry J
Germond, died at the home of her
A telegram conveyed the sad news, to friends in this city,
that Mrs. Crabtree died at the home
of her parents at
The little five year old daughter of Mrs. Henry Cook, of Big Suamico, was fatally shot in the abdomen at about 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, and died after lingering an hour in great pain. The little girl’s brother, a boy 10 years of age, while toying with a loaded gun playfully pointed it at his sister, when it was suddenly discharged the contents lodging in her body.
STILES – Gust. Lance, who apparently died here one night last week, and for whose wake preparations were already being made, was brought back to life by Martin VanKielen, who has lately attained a remarkable degree of proficiency in that line of business.
CHILD DROWNED –
On Monday evening last, between six and , the only son of Wm.
Hooten, aged four years and four months, was drowned in the river. It appears that the little fellow, who lives
with his aged grandmother, Mrs. Hooten,
near the river on State road, was playing on the bank of the river just before , and when supper was
ready the lad was not to be found.
Suspecting that the boy had fallen in the river, an alarm was given and
an old resident of this city, died at his residence here on Wednesday morning,
June1, 1892 aged about 48 years. The
deceased had been engaged in wagon-making up to a few months ago, when
Levi Bagley, one
of the best known woodmen in this section, and a character in his way, died
sometime during Wednesday night in Walt. Phillips’ livery stable, when he
slept. He attended the circus in the
afternoon and retired in apparently as good health as usual, and his death is
supposed to be the result of heart disease.
An inquest is in progress as we go to press. The deceased was a native of
We are sorry to say that our dear friend and neighbor Mr. departed this life last Monday. Mr. Warner was on of the first settlers on the Shore where be resided for the past twenty-four years.
Accidently Killed – Paul
Brickner, a young man aged 19 years,
was fatally injured while assisting in raising a barn on Neil McKillop’s farm in
John B. Jacobs,
one of he early pioneers of this section of the state, died at this home at
Death of Mrs. Chas. McGee. – A dispatch received in this city
Wednesday afternoon announced the death of Mrs.
Chas. McGee at
who died at the bay shore on Monday of last week, was born in the state of New
York in 1813, and resided in the Empire state until after he attained his
majority and was married, when he went to Canada, in which country he resided
several years. Later he came back to
this country and settled at
Died - At the residence of her daughter, Mrs. R. L. Hall, in this city, Monday morning,
The deceased was a most lovable lady, possessing a kindly and cheerful disposition and a cultivated mind, and though advancing years signified the end could not be far off the deep love entertained for her made the parting intensely painful to the loving friends. But the end came peacefully and quietly as it does to the pure in mind and heart, and her soul passed from this stage of strife and turmoil to the bright beyond.
Mrs. Hill had been
a resident of
At her home in this city, on Wednesday moring,
The deceased had been ailing for some months
past and at times (was in) much pain.
She has been a resident of Oconto for more than twenty-five years, and
was well and favorably known to a large number of friends who sincerely mourn
her death. She is survived by a husband
and five children—Frank, Gertie, Peter,
Libbie and Clarence. She also leaves
behind her two sisters and one brother-- Mrs.
Geo. Davis and Mrs. Jas Wall, of
this city and Mr. P. Quinn of
A HORRIBLE SUICIDE –
Chris Krueger, a prosperous farmer residing in School Section, about four miles from Oconto, deliberately committed suicide in this city Wednesday by throwing himself in front of a M.L.S.&W. R’y train. The west bound train had pulled out about two blocks and was just crossing Huron Street when a man who had been sitting on the fence whittling was observed to jump from his seat and run in front of the train. The engineer reversed his engine as soon as possible and brought the train to a stop, but too late to avert the calamity, for the suicide had accomplished his object and was lying beside the track with his head split in two, the severed part lying close to the body. An eye witness of the horrible scene state that when Krueger threw himself in front of the train, the cow-catcher of the locomotive shoved him off the track when he caught hold of the engine and pulled his head under the wheels. We understand that the deceased made two similar attempts the same morning at the C.&N.W. R’y but each time the engineer saw him in time to stop the train. The unfortunate man was between forty and fifty years of age, and leaves a wife and seven children. That Krueger was insane is beyond question as he has acted strangely for several years past, frequently absenting himself from home for several days at a time and never accounting for his absence on his return and in many other ways has given evidence of an unsound mind. His body was coffined by the undertaker Deimer and later in the day removed to his late home on the farm.
John Hoppen, a
resident of the South ward, died at his home Saturday and was buried Tuesday,
the burial service being held at
Mrs. P. Richers’ little six year old boy was seriously and we believe, fatally poisoned last Saturday evening. Dr. Hanson was called, but could do nothing to relieve him from the semi-stuper he had fallen into.
News was received Wednesday by Mr. and Mrs. John Van Abel of the death of a grandchild at Marinette, the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. John Utka.
Mrs. Saucier, wife of
Joseph Saucier, died suddenly at her home in the West ward early Wednesday
morning. The night before she was in
apparently good health, and sat in front of her house talking with neighbors
when she went in and did a little sewing before retiring. About two o’clock next morning she woke up
feeling very sick, and calling her little seven-year old daughter sent her for
the neighbors, some of whom soon arrived and at once summoned Mr. Saucier, who
was working on the night run at the Oconto Company’s mill. The husband hastened home and hastily
dispatched a messenger for Dr. Piche,
who promptly reached the place and did what he could to relieve her, but
without avail, and at ,
just before the arrival of Rev Fr. Vaillant,
she passed peacefully away. Dr. Piche
stated that her death was caused by heart disease. The deceased leaves a bereaved husband, a
daughter seven years old and a son eleven months old. The funeral occurred this morning from St.
Peter’s Catholic church. The family had
arrived here about two years ago from
At on Saturday morning,
The deceased had
been more or less ailing for some time past, and a few months ago went to
Mr. Goodrich was
born at Painted Post, N.Y.,
Mr. Goodrich was a
man of excellent business qualifications and kindly and genial disposition, and
was loved and respected by the entire
Besides his wife, the deceased is survived by
an aunt on his mother’s side, Mrs. Uri
The funeral took
place Wednesday morning from his late residence on
At the residence of her parents in this town, on
A telegram received Tuesday by Mr. Edwin Hart, in this city, announced the death of his brother, Mr. Wm Hart, on that date, at
Mr. Hart was for
seventeen consecutive years treasurer of the city of Cleveland, Ohio, in which
city he resided for a great many years, and which place he left about ten years
ago, to take up his residence in Bradford, Pa., to look after his interests in
the oil business in that locality.
During his business career Mr. Hart acquired considerable money, but
being naturally of generous disposition his acts of benevolence have almost
kept pace with his earnings, though he died in
In this city, on Sunday evening,
It is our painful duty to chronicle the death of the seven
months old twin baby boys of Mr. and
Mrs. Chas. Norton. During last week
one of the little ones was taken with cholera infantum and was under treatment
up to Monday morning, when he yielded to the summons to go hence. His brother began to manifest symptoms of the
same ailment only on Saturday morning
the same night succumbed to the disease.
The children were buried together Tuesday afternoon, services being held
Charles, the fifteen month’s old son of Mr. and Mrs. John McDonough, of the South Ward, died Wednesday morning from some infantile ailment. The parents have the sympathy of many friends in their affliction.
Mortuary – Ruth Eleanor, the infant daughter of H.G. and J.A. McFarlan, was taken from the arms of her loving parents into the arms of Jesus on the eighth inst. She opened her sweet eyes to the light of this world, glanced the light and joy which none but a parent's heart can feel, into a home from which another light had but too recently been removed, and thrilled the hearts of parents for only a few months and then the nursery was darkened by her departure. An empty crib and a silent house where so lately the prattle of infancy was heard speak in a language which bereaved hearts can alone adequately interpret. But it is a sweet consolation that the clouds which hide the little one are only of the earth, like the clouds that darken the earthly sky. The sun and stars shine all unobscured from their heavenly thrones.
Dear Jesus we repose
Our darling on thy breast,
Forever safe from earthly woes,
There let her sweetly rest.
Stiles -- Mrs. Wm. Zorn, of this place, died at Wednesday of last week, of consumption, aged 27 years. A husband survives.
Died. – In this
settled with her husband and family at Cato,
In many respects she was a remarkable woman, being a physician whose skill was known throughout the country. Having lost her husband some six years ago, she developed some peculiar traits of character altogether foreign to her nature, which were no doubt due to her many infirmities.
The funeral occurred Monday from St. Peter’s church, Rev. Fr. Vallient conducting the services.
The remains were
taken to Cato, Manitowoc County, where they were interred by the side of those
of her husband. J.K., A.R. J.H. Classon, Mrs. G.W. McCartney and Mrs. W.H. Burnside children of the deceased, and Mrs. W. J. Classon and Miss Mabel Burnside ac
Deaths October - December 1892
Lane – Golden Leo
Lane, died at
We stood in silent sorrow
By our little Golden’s tomb;
And while the golden sunbeams
Fell in beauty by our side,
We knew that with the angels
Was our little boy who died.
As the roses fade in Fall,
And knew that he would answer,
To the loving angel’s call;
The summons came too quickly,
To the dear one by our side’
And while our hearts were hopeful,
The little sufferer died.
It came in lovely
At the blissful dawn of day,
When angels softly whispered
To our Golden, “
As gentle as the sunbeams
Bathe in light the golden west,
His blue eyes closed in slumber,
And our child was with the blest.
Was on that face so fair;
It seemed to loved one’s weeping,
That Jesus had been there;
And though the lips were silent,
And closed the sightless eyes,
He seemed not dead, but sleeping—
Like on about to rise.
Since Golden went away,
And tho’ our baby is happy,
We will miss him day by day.
But in the realms of glory,
He dwells by Jesus’ side—
The one we love in heaven,
Our little baby who died.
Card of Thanks – the afflicted parents desire to express their heartfelt thanks for the courteous acts of friends during the sickness and death of their beloved son, and also to return their thanks for the beautiful gifts of flowers.
Stiles – Herman Fricke, of this place, died at his home last Friday afternoon. Although Mr. Fricke had been confined to his bed only about 7 weeks before his death, the past few years of his life were roughened sadly in struggling with disease and hard work in his honest and earnest endeavor to properly provide for his family. He was a true Christian and a man of sterling character. The funeral was held from the Presbyterian church last Sunday afternoon, his body was laid to rest in Stiles cemetery. He leaves a wife and three small children.
John Hirt, a
resident and farmer in the town of
died at the residence of his parents in the town of
proprietor of a saloon and boarding house on
Died at her home in
The deceased was
For more than a year she has been a constant sufferer, but has borne her affliction with great patience and although it was hard for her to leave her family, when she fully realized that she could not get well, she resigned herself into the hands of God and anxiously waited the summons to call her home. For more than five months Mrs. Trecartin had not been able to lie down and when the spirit took its flight and we laid the poor worn out body down, we could but feel to say in our hearts ”There is rest in Heaven.” The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. D Cox, of Oconto, and a large concourse of sympathizing friends and neighbors followed her remains to the silent tomb.
At his home in this city, on
The deceased was a
Richard Kingston who was shot by Robert Newton at Gillett on the evening of Nov. 15, died the following Friday night. After the shooting the wounded man was conveyed to the Gillett Hotel, where he was attended by Dr. O’Keef, of this city and Dr. Pinch, of Gillett, and every effort was made by the physicians to save his life, but the bullet that penetrated his stomach had done its work too well, and on Friday evening—just three days from the shooting—death ended his sufferings. He leaves a wife and eight children, who are plunged in deepest grief over the sudden death of their loved protector.
The deceased was born in
The deceased was a native of
At his residence,
The deceased was
one of the oldest and most respected residents of
Abrams – Died, Sunday morning,
Funeral services were held at the house Tuesday, Dec. 27, by
the Rev. T. Austin, of the
“Oh! It is hard to
The lessons that such deaths will teach.,
But let no man reject it;
For it is one that all must learn:
And it is a mighty, universal truth,
When death strikes down the innocent and young
For every fragile form from which he lets
The parting spirit free,
A hundred virtues rise,
In shapes of mercy, charity and love,
To walk the world and bless it.
Of every tear
That sorrowing mortals shed on such green graves, some good is born, some gentler nature comes.”
Card of thanks – We desire to extend our sincere thanks to
all friends, and to Mr. and Mrs. Winans and Mr. and Mrs. North in particular,
who so kindly assisted us in our recent bereavement. It is such noble acts of sympathy which
enable us to see the good will, and true Christian spirit of brotherly love
which daily surrounds us, but is not so forcibly present to our sight only in
case of affliction such as ours. We hope and trust none of our friends may
suffer an affliction such as we have just passed through. Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Yeaton – Abrams –
Died, Dec. 23, at her home, at Brookside, of consumption, Mrs. Lois Prudence Tuttle, aged 64 years, 1 month and 19 days.
The deceased was born in the state of Penn. Nov. 4, 1828, and on Nov. 19, 1845 was married to Schuyler Tuttle. About forth years ago they, with three young children, moved to Stiles, Wis., then to Oconto, and from there to their present home where they resided nearly twenty five years. Last winter her husband died and the shock, together with the disease, soon carried her to the happy home where she was fully prepared to meet her loved ones. Father, mother, brother, five sisters, husband, two children and four grandchildren had passed on before, yet her faith in Him never faltered and at the last she remarked, "I shall soon wear a golden crown." Patient, gentle, a loving mother and faithful Christian, she will be widely missed by her family and friends. The services were concluded by Rev. T. Austin, at the house, and she was laid beside her husband in the Brookside cemetery. She is survived by five sisters, one brother, three sons and two daughters. The children are - Mrs. J. A. Colson, of Millscenter, Ed Tuttle, of Hunts Spur, Mich., Mrs. Jno. Riffenburg, Lewis K. and Charlie M., of Brookside.
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