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NEWSPAPER
REPORTED DEATHS
IN OLD
OCONTO COUNTY 1902


Oconto County Reporter
February 6 1902

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

DEATHS
Mrs.  Emma Rohrlock died at S Joseph's hospital, Menominee, Mich., on last Friday of Bright's disease and stomach trouble, aged 36 years. Deceased, who was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Kimball, was born in De Pere, December, 31,1866, and was married in this city to Charles Rohrlock July 4,1885. She is survived by her husband, father, three sisters, Mrs. R. W. Edling, Menominee, Mich., Mrs. Frank Coppersmith, Milwaukee, and Mrs. August Rusch of Oconto and three brothers, George, Walter and Frank all of this city. Her remains were brought here last Friday evening and the funeral, in charge of the Ladies' Aid Society of St. Paul's church, Royal neighbors and the Legion, was held from St. Paul Evangelical church Sunday, the Rev. Breitenbach officiating, with interment in Evergreen cemetery. Relatives and friends from out of the city, who were in attendance at the funeral were Mrs. Frank Coppersmith, Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Edling, Miss Mae Bies and Ed Machaelis, Menominee, Mich., and Mrs. William and Miss Mary Machaelis, De Pere.

Card of Thanks  We desire to extend our sincere thanks to the neighbors and friends and members of the Ladies' Aid society of the Evan-gelical church, Royal Neighbors and the Legion for their kindness, sympathy and assistance during our recent bereavement. Charles Roh-rlock, Conrad Kimball and Family
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Oliver St. Peter died suddenly at his home in the West Ward at five o'clock yesterday morning, aged 52 years. He had been afflicted with dropsy for about four years, but death came unexpectedly at last as be had been feeling as well as usual the day before his death and was apparently no worse when spoken to by his wife at three o'clock, but about five he was heard breathing heavily, was unconscious and expired a few minutes later.

Deceased was born in Ste. Louise Canada, January 22, 1851 and when twenty years of age came to Oconto and has resided here since that time. In 1873 he was married in Pittsburg, N Y., to Miss Delia Courtier who survives him. He is also survived by one son Oliver, who is a student at Oshkosh Normal and one daughter, Mrs. Napoleon Drolette of this city. The funeral will be held from St. Peter's church at nine o'clock tomorrow morning.


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John Morissey died at his home in the west ward Monday evening, aged 88 years, after an illness of about three months, at first of blood poisoning which later took a dropsical form. Deceased was born in New Brunswick July 8, 1814. In 1854 he married Miss Anna Archibald and in 1863 they moved to Oconto and continued to reside here until his death. He is survived by his wife, two sons, Edward and James of Spruce and four daughters, Mrs. John McLean of Lena, Mrs. J. H. Elliott and Misses Gertrude and Nellie of this city. The funeral was held from St. Joseph's church at nine o'clock this morning and the remains  laid at rest in the Catholic cemetery.

Card of Thanks  We wish to extend our sincere and heartfelt thanks to the friends and neighbors for their numerous acts of kindness and sympathy during the  illness and death of our husband and father. Mrs. John Morissey and family

Oconto County Reporter
February 13, 1902

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

DEATHS
William Parish, who had been ill since he was compelled by poor health to leave his work for H. N. Baldwin at Mountain died at the home of Mrs. Lacey last Friday evening. Deceased was born in Manchester, Michigan, in August, 1858, and came here eighteen years ago. His remains were taken to Odd Fellows' hall where they remained in charge of his brethren of that fraternity until Sunday, when they were escorted to the train by the members of the lodge, who had assembled to show this last fraternal courtesy to their departed frater, and shipped to Kent City, Mich., for interment. His mother and sister came here to accompany his remains to their last resting place.

CAPTAIN H. W. HART DEAD 
Friends of Captain Henry W. Hart in this city were shocked to hear of his sudden death in Green Bay yesterday morning. He had been feeling usually well before going to his office about nine o'clock but seemed to feel a superstitious dread of the day which was the anniversary his previous attack of heart trouble and declined to go to Stephenson with his brother, C. S. Hart of this city, as he had partially planned, on this account and it is thought this nervous condition may have had some effect on the previously weakened action of his heart and that the formation of a blood clot was the immediate cause of his death. After reaching the office he employed himself for a few moments looking over his mail when freight and passenger agent Parshall of the Hart line of steamers noticed his striking his chest over the heart two or three sharp blows and attempting to arise and immediately sprang forward and caught him at the same time calling for assistance. The physicians called immediately pronounced him dead and it is believed life was extinct before he reached the floor. Mr. Hart was born in Green Bay, January 8, 1846, came to Oconto when six years of age with his parents, was educated in the Oconto schools, and resided here until 1874 when he moved to Green Bay. In early life he engaged in steamboating with his father and two brothers, the headquarters being in this city and much of the business being towing in and about Oconto Harbor. Later the sons purchased the interests of their father in the business which developed into the present Hart Steamboat line of which deceased was the general manager. Capt. Hart is survived by a widow and four children: Mrs. F. N. Brett, Capt. Edward W. Hart, Harriet and Julia Hart. Capt. C. B. Hart of Green Bay, Cyrus S. Hart, Oconto; George E. Hart, California, Mrs. B. J. Brown, Menominee, and Mrs. S. A. Coleman of Cleveland are brothers and sisters. 

HAYES
Last week Friday Louis Suring and wife went to Underhill to attend the funeral of Mrs. Zahn, mother of Albert Zahn.
Mike Ehlinger and wife went to Green Buy last Thursday to attend the funeral of Mr. Hammer, the father of Mrs. Ehlinger.


Oconto County Reporter
February 20, 1902

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

DEATHS
Mr. A. R. Duvall, who for the last fifteen years has been depot agent and postmaster at Pensaukee, died at his home, Friday, February 18. Mr. Duval had not enjoyed good health for some time, but was not thought to be seriously ill until within a few days of his death. His remains were removed to Norway for interment Monday morning, after a brief interment at his home. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn him death.

MOSLING 

Mrs. Anderson, the beloved wife of Gustav Anderson, one of the first settlers of this place, who has been ill for the past four years, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 10, aged 67 years. She leaves to mourn her loss besides her husband, a daughter, Mrs. August Peterson and two sons, John Anderson of Lakewood and Albert Anderson who attends the Academy at Scandinavia The funeral services will be held by Rev. Buggy in the Lutheran church at Green Valley, Friday morning at 10 o'clock. Friends and relatives all sympathize with Mr. Anderson and give thanks to the Lord that the deceased is relieved of her burden.

BREED
Word reached here Wednesday of the death of Mrs. Gustav Anderson of Mosling that morning.   Mrs.  Anderson the mother of John G. and Albert Anderson, both well known here.   We sympathize with the bereaved family.

ABRAMS
The body of little Verne Wieting was brought to Abrams last week Wednesday for burial. The funeral was from the Methodist church, interment at Brookside. He was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. H. Wieting of Adell, Wis. Mr. Wieting is station agent at that place. Mrs. Wieting was formerly Hattie Rifenberg of Abrams. The little one was instantly killed by a boiler explosion in the foundry owned by Heiminger Co.  Little Verne was nearly six years old, a bright sweet little fellow, the pet of the whole community. Messages of sympathy and beautiful floral tributes came from far and near. Mr. and Mrs. Wieting returned Monday to their saddened home.

Oconto County Reporter
February 27, 1902

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

D E A T H S
Again the death angel has visited our midst and taken home the soul of Mary Lindstrem. She was born at Arendal, Norway, April 2, 1842. Having come as a girl to Oconto, she went back to her native land for awhile and thence returned here, where she spent the remainder of her life. In 1872 she married John Axel Lindstrem, and of this union three daughters remain, Amelia and Nora Lindstrem and Mrs. O'Donnel of Rhinelander. For two weeks she bore her pain with fortitude and faith until 8 o'clock last Saturday night, when she responded to the call of a higher home. Mrs. Lindstrem knew her Bible well and loved her church and brought her family up in the knowledge and fear of the Lord. And now she rests from her labors having the testimony of a good conscience, in the communion of the Catholic Church, having finished her course, in the confidence of a certain faith, in the comfort of a reasonable religious and holy hope, in favor of God and in perfect charity with the world. The solemn and impressive service of the burial office was said by Fr. Barrett at the house in the presence of many mourning friends and neighbors, the choir of St. Mark's church singing the chants and hymns. The pallbearers were C. R. Keith, George Jones, Andrew Jackson, Fred Schedler, Archie Mott and Wm. Klass.

Card of Thanks We wish to extend our sincere thanks to our friends and neighbors for kindness and expressions of sympathy in our bereavement. JOHN A. LINDSTREM AND FAMILY.

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Mrs. Mary Bell Neil passed away at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Tallmadge, in the east ward, at twelve o'clock Wednesday night. Mrs. Neil was born in Oconto, May 20, 1873, and leaves to mourn her departure one son Samuel C., nine years of age, her father and mother and one brother, G. R. Tallmadge, all of this city. The funeral was held from St. Marks church, at two o'clock this afternoon, the Rev. Barrett officiating, with interment in Evergreen cemetery. The circumstances surrounding the sickness and death were particularly distressing, as her brother is just recovering from a severe attack of typhoid fever, while Mrs. Tallmadge is now seriously ill with the same disease.


Card of Thanks  We desire to express our sincere thanks to the ladies and friends of Oconto for their kindness in our time of trouble.  S. B. Tallmadge and Family

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Edith Mae, the two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Cook, died at their home in Marinette last Thursday of croup. The funeral was held from the parents' home last Saturday afternoon. Relatives from this city who attended are Mrs. J. A. Caldwell and two daughters, Zelma and Melba and Mrs. William Cook and daughters, Agnes and BIanche.


POUND
Andrew Gissenass, a pioneer resident of this state, died here Tuesday, aged 85. He was the father of B. Gissenaas, post-master of this place.


Oconto County Reporter
August 15, 1902

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

H. M. ROYCE PASSED AWAY: 
Very unexpectedly Saturday afternoon occurred the death of one of our early settlers in Oconto county, Henry M. Royce. Mr. Royce arose Saturday morning and appeared in usual health. For several years back he has not been well and has been slowly failing. Shortly after eating a hearty breakfast he complained of feeling tired and lay down to rest. He soon complained of a slight pain in his chest. The doctor was called and found the heart losing in strength. Mr. Royce seemed to rally under treatment, and at half past ten the doctor thought the heart about normal and left him resting. He felt strong unough to sit up after this and ate his dinner in bed. He rested easily and seemed to have no pain. About quarter to two in the afternoon he had another and more severe attack and about two passed away. By this death Oconto loses a man who has been one of its leading business men from the very earliest days.

Mr. Royce was born in Clinton, Oneida county, New York, October 11, 1825. He worked at farming until 1853 when he came to Green Bay. Here he worked for about a year, when he moved to Oconto. He engaged in surveying for about four years and helped in laying out many of the roads now used in the county. Late in 1857, with W. L. Newton he established a general merchandise business. Mr. Newton's interest was purchased in 1861 and the business conducted by Mr. Royce until 1888 when he formed a partnership with Marvin Peabody which continued for several years. Mr. Royce then bought Mr. Peabody's interest and conducted the business alone up to 1895 when he formed a partnership with his son, C. H. Royce. This continued until 1898 when the mercantile business was entirely sold. Aside from his other business interests he conducted an insurance agency from about 1875 until 1901, when the insurance business was sold to the firm of Royce and Frank.

Mr. Royce also held many important positions. In 1860 he was deputy county treasurer, later he was village treasurer for two terms and was elected the first city treasurer in 1869. He represented the district in the assembly in 1874 and was a member of the board of supervisors for a number of years and its chairman several terms.

Mr. Royce was widely known for his sterling qualities. No man is much better known throughout the county and in his passing we lose a true man, a reliable friend, a noble citizen and one whose memory will be cherished by many. He is survived by a wife, Mrs. Elizabeth O. Royce living in Oconto, and two sons, C. H. Royce of Harris, Iowa, and Asa M. Royce of Oconto.  (remainder missing from photocopy).

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Card of Thanks:  I wish to thank the A. O. U. W. Oconto for their kind attendance on  my son, George H. Mann, of Chicago, during the last days of his illness and death.  Mrs. J. Hyack


 Oconto County Reporter
August 22, 1902

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

Mrs. J. Schueh of Freedom is in the city (Oconto) called home by the illness and death of her mother, Mrs. James Young.

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ONE OF THE CITY'S FATHERS
 Ernst Funke whose portrait accompanies this sketch was born in Leutzen, Province of Saxony, Germany, January 20, 1835 where he lived until about eighteen years of age when he came to America on a sailing vessel, which required thirty six days to make the voyage. On board the vessel were 1200 immigrants, among which were George Beyer and father.

Mr. Funke's destination was Milwaukee, but failing to find employment there at his trade of rope maker, came to Oconto in June 1853 to work in the woods. Not having funds to pay his way he worked his passage down the lake on the lumber vessel Napoleon and when off this place came ashore in a small boat.

The site where the city now stands was at that time a dense wilderness with Hart's warehouse, a small schoolhouse where Ed. Davis' store now stands and a dwelling house. the only buildings in what is now our prospering city.

With about half a dozen other men he went up the river to the first mill where they failed to find work, but discovered a small potato patch from which they stole enough potatoes for supper which they roasted and ate and then went to rest, with the ground for a bed and pine forest for covering. The next day they started for Stiles to secure work but found men returning from there, who reported no work to be had at that place. About this time Mr. Funke became so faint and weary that he lay down on the road for a time, then roused himself to push ahead and soon came to the cabin of William O'Brien to whom he made his wants known by signs, as at that time he could not talk English. Mr. O'Brien took him in and gave him bread and milk and after rest and food.  Mr. Funke secured work at $14 per month in the woods and later $18 in the Huff Jones' mill which he received mostly in orders from the store. During the first years of his residence here, Mr. Funke shipped on a trading vessel which traded with the fishermen along the west shore of Lake Michigan and Green Bay, and later built a hotel on the site now occupied by the Schedler House, which he conducted sixteen years, of which period he relates many interesting reminiscences connected with distinguished travelers, who stopped at his hostelry.

Mr. Funke has been a consistent Republican in politics and served often in a public capacity, first as a trustee of the village in 1862 and later as president of the Pier committee and member of the county board in 1877 and in 1878, as mayor of the city and at the elections of 1878 and 1880 was elected to the assembly. He was appointed postmaster under Arthur's administration and served four years.

Through habits of economy and judicious, careful investment, Mr. Funke acquired a competency and retired from active business several years ago to enjoy the rewards of a well spent and industrious life.

Mr. Funke is a member of Pine Lodge, F. & A. M. and Evergreen Chapter R. A. M.

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BODY FOUND:
 
Little Eddie Beetin the five year old son of Edward Beetin was drowned in the river Monday afternoon. He had been playing with his sister Mary outside the father's house, which is on the bank of the river at the north approach of the section street bridge when his sister went in the house for a drink of water and on her return he was gone and after looking around for the little fellow reported to her father that she could not find him. This was between five and six o'clock in the afternoon and search was immediately instituted for him and continued throughout the night until well toward morning but without results. Tuesday morning the searchers were pretty well convinced that he had fallen in the river and directed their labors toward finding the body. Rakes and pike poles were used to drag the river and between eight and nine o'clock Lloyd Burke, who was in a boat with Isaac Jones and Wilford Roy, hooked his pike into the clothing of the little fellow where be lay in four or five feet of water on the bottom of the river at the head of a sand bar about opposite the Oconto Milling Company's grist mill.

Eddie was born May 27, 1897, and when only fourteen months old his mother died, since which time he has been cared for by his father and three young sisters Annie, Hattie and Mary who survive him. He was buried from St. Joseph's Church at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon.

Card of Thanks:  We desire to express our heartfelt thanks to our friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy in the search for and death of little son and brother, who was so suddenly taken from us.  Edward Beetin and daughters.


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E. A. PHILLIPS DEAD: 
Elbert A. Phillips the gentleman elected to the superintendency of our high school, made vacant by the resignation of R. L. Cooley, died at his home in Algoma at nine o'clock last evening of typhoid fever.

Mr. Phillips spent his boyhood days near Wrightstown, his father being a Baptist minister, but now farming. He graduated from Oshkosh Normal in 1895 and was a classmate of Mr. Cooley and District Attorney Gill. While there he was considered one of the brightest students in his class and has been called back there each year since to teach mathematics and science at the summer schools and it was while so engaged this summer that he contracted the disease which carried him away.

Since his graduation he has been principal of the high school at Algoma where he married Miss McDonald who, with one young child, survives him.

L. W. Brazeau who returned from a visit to him yesterday informs us that Mr Phillips had been unconscious for about a week. His loss will be severely felt here as the school board and citizens who knew him felt extreme satisfaction at securing so strong a man for the head of our school.


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Bridget, wife of James Young, died at her home in the east ward at a quarter after three o'clock yesterday morning of diabetes, after bearing intense suffering in bed for more than four months, aged 59 years. Deceased was born in Ottawa, Ont., February 2,1843, and in 1864 married James Young in Aylmer, Ont., where they lived until 1807, when they moved to this city (Oconto), where she resided until her death. She leaves to mourn her departure the husband, six sons, John, of Green Bay, Edward, James, Joseph, Isaac and Samuel of this city, and two daughters, Mrs Julia Schueh and Mary, who resides at home. The funeral will be held from St. Joseph's church at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning, with interment in the Catholic cemetery.

Card of Thanks:  We desire to extend our sincere thanks to the neighbors and friends and especially to Mrs. Barney Mulvaney and Mrs. James Devereaux for their kindness and sympathy during the long illness and at the death of our beloved wife and mother.  James Young and family.


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Mrs. Charles Zorn died at her home in Frenchtown Monday morning after a lingering illness. Mrs. Zorn was married in Germany in April 1850, married her present husband August 9, 1895 and moved to Oconto about two years ago.  She leaves a husband, a son by a former marriage and a sister, the latter two being residents of Bonduel. The funeral was held from the home at  two o'clock Wednesday afternoon Rev. H. Best officiating with interment in Evergreen cemetery.

 Oconto County Reporter
August 29, 1902

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

City of Oconto
Father Lochman, of Marinette, was in the city last Saturday to attend the funeral of Mrs. James Young.

Mr. and Mrs. George Glenn  and Mrs. McDonald returned Monday from the funeral of their sister, Mrs. Henry Wooley, at Tomahawk, who had met sudden death by the rupture of a blood vessel in the head.


Oconto County Reporter
Friday, Nov. 7, 1902
submitted by Richard LaBrosse

Death Notice: George Fredenberg died Nov. 6, 1902 near the South Branch of the Oconto River. The body was taken to the Indian Reservation for interment. He was going to visit a daughter at Mountain, Wisconsin, when he died.
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Death Notice: Mrs. A L Holmes of Oconto Falls died Nov. 4, 1902 at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Reed at Bayshore. Mr. and Mrs. Anell Holmes of Eaton Rapids, Michigan, are parents of the husband.

Oconto County Reporter
September 5, 1902


Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis

Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

Capt. O. W. Bloch
Capt. O. W. Bloch, our efficient county clerk, died at his home in this city at seven o'clock Monday evening, September 1, after having been ill the greater part of the last two years and for between seven and eight months not out of the house.

Capt. Bloch was born in Saxony, Germany, in 1835. He was educated in the Fatherland and at the age of 18 immigrated to this country, arriving in Green Bay in September 1853, where he remained clerking in a store until the following January, when he went to accept a position with the Anson Eldred Co. at Stiles. in 1855 he moved to this city and engaged in milling operations until 1861, when he enlisted in Company H of which he was elected lieutenant, but the company not being accepted at that time he went to Alton, Ill., and enlisted in Co. K., 24th Ill. V. I., and was appointed orderly sergeant, in August was promoted to commissary sergeant of the regiment, January 1, 1862, commissioned second lieutenant Co. B, July 25, 1862, first lieutenant Co. C., and January 21, 1863, captain of Co. F. He participated with his regiment in the battles of Perryville, Tullahoma, the Stone River Campaign, Chattanooga, Missionary Ridge and Lookout Mountain. He accompanied Sherman as far as Marietta,  Ga., and then returned homeward to Chicago, where he received his discharge, August 6, 1864, and where he accepted a position in the post office and remained until February, 1866, when he was bookkeeper for the Oconto Company for three years.

Mr. Bloch was appointed timber agent by Gov. Rusk and served five years, was a member of the county board thirteen years and in 1894 was elected county clerk, which he has continuously filled since with credit to himself and satisfaction to his constituents: a member of the building committee on the court house built in 1891 and member of the city council three years.

January 8, 1868, Mr. Bloch united in marriage with Miss Kate M. Siereth of  Chicago and to them eleven children were born, seven of whom, and the  widow, survive him namely, Walter, Lincoln, Bernard, Almeda, Jennie and Mrs. J. O. W. Lacourciere

The funeral was held from the house at ten o'clock yesterday morning, Rev. Richardson officiating. The remains were escorted to their last resting place in Evergreen cemetery by  E. A. Ramsey, Post, G. a. R., of which deceased was a member, and company M. and the Spanish war veterans, where the G. A. R. burial service was performed by the post, and company salute fired.

Among those who followed his remains to the grave was John Beth, of Green Bay, who is now the only surviving member of Company F.

Oconto County Reporter
September 26 1902

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis

Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

LENA
The infant child of Stanley Molesky died Sunday morning from being scalded with hot coffee

Oconto County Reporter
October 10, 1902

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis

Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

F. W. Strase died at his home in this city at 9:25 yesterday morning, aged 73 years. He was born in Kingsbury, Germany, April 22, 1829. In 1855 he moved to Watertown, Canada, in 1873 to Fond du Lac and in 18778 to Oconto and has since resided here and has followed the occupation of tailor.  He is survived by his wife, three daughters, Lena Brietzke of Campbellsport, Mary Gretzmacher of Fond du Lac and Augusta Henderson of Oconto Falls, and one son, William of Dunlap, Wash. The funeral will be held from St. Paul's Evangelical church next Sunday.

BREED 
We regret to chronicle the demise of Mrs. John Kebel which occurred at her home Tuesday forenoon. She had been suffering about a year with, that dread malady, cancer. She leaves a husband and nine children, the oldest about 14 years old, to mourn their death. The funeral took place from the house, Rev. Upplegger officiating.

SURING

Cortie, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. Yankee died Monday, night and funeral was held from the German Lutheran church Wednesday.

HAYES
The four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Genke died last Monday morning and was buried Wednesday in the German Lutheran cemetery, Pastor Uplegger conducting the funeral service.

LITTLE RIVER

The dance which was to be held at  Robt. Spice's Friday, Oct. 10, has been postponed until Oct. 17, on account the death of Mrs. Spice's mother.

CITY OF OCONTO
Edward Davis





Mrs. William Gonyou and children, who were called here by the serious illness and death of Mrs. Gouyou's father Edward Davis, returned to their home in West Superior, yesterday.


















Oconto County Reporter
October 17, 1902


Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis

Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

DEATHS
Joseph Marek, Sr., died at his home in the town of Oconto about midnight last Saturday night, aged 78 years. He was born in Germany, March 20, 1824, and immigrated to Manitowoc in 1851, where he lived for twenty-six years when he came to the town of Oconto where he resided on a farm for the last twenty-five years. Mr. Marek is survived by the wife, Mary, four sons, Eugene, John, August and Joseph, of the town and city of Oconto, and six daughters, Mrs. Adaline Teigs, Mrs. Tressie Surprise and Mrs. Louis Whiting of Oconto, Mrs. Amelia Cota of Pembine, Mrs. F. A. Bruns and Mrs. Mary Frosch of Manitowoc. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the German Evangelical Church and the remains laid at rest in Evergreen cemetery. The relatives and friends from out of town who were present at the funeral are Eugene and Killian Ansorge of Green Bay, Mrs. Mary Frosch and Mrs. F. A. Bruns and daughters Misses Anna, May and Nora of Manitowoc, Mrs. Joseph Cota of Pembine and Miss Anna Frosch of Appleton.

CARD OF THANKS: We desire to extend our sincere thanks to the neighbors and friends for their sympathy and acts of kindness in our late bereavement. MRS. MARY MAREK AND FAMILY
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Cecilia Mabel, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Don Levy, died Wednesday morning at 7:30 o'clock, of indigestion, after a brief existence of only five months and twelve days. The funeral was held from St. Joseph's church at two o'clock this afternoon Rev. Selbach officiating and the remains laid at rest in the Catholic cemetery.

CARD OF THANKS:  We desire to extend our sincere thanks to our neighbors and friends for their expressions of sympathy and acts of kindness at the death of our little one.  MR. AND MRS. J. A. DON LEVY

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Mrs. Dennis Davis died last Friday at a hospital in Milwaukee, where she had been taken from her home in Appleton the Saturday previous, for the performance of an operation. Deceased whose maiden name was Ellen Walsh, was 39 years of age and moved to Appleton from this city about four years ago. Only the bereaved husband survives her. The funeral was hold from St. John's church, Appleton, Monday morning, with Father Fitzmaurice as celebrant, assisted by Father Lochman of Marinette, her old pastor.

Oconto County Reporter
October 24 1902


Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis

Transcribed by: Janet McNeil
DEATHS
Mrs. Martha Harvey, of the town of Chase, died at 2:45 last Friday afternoon, at the home of her sister, in Rhinelander, where she had gone for a visit a few days previous with the hope of benefiting her health. She had been afflicted with Bright's disease, but an immediately fatal result had not been expected. Her husband received word the evening before and reached her bedside only a few moments before she passed away. Mrs. Harvey was a very uncomplaining woman and bore her burden with such fortitude that she was undoubtedly in worse condition than her family realized. Deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Dickey and was born in Malone, N. Y., June 16, 1845, and when a child moved with her parents to Green Lake county, where she was married Oct 30, 1861, to John S. Harvey and in 1865 they moved to what was then the town of Little Suamico, now Chase, where she resided with the exception of a short time about two years later, until the time of her death. Besides her husband she leaves to mourn her departure two sons and one daughter. Walter, who resides at home, and Leslie C. and Miss Bessie M., of this city. The remains were brought to Oconto on the ten o'clock train Saturday evening and the funeral held from St. Mark's Church at two o'clock Monday after noon, with interment in Evergreen cemetery. Those present at the funeral from outside the city were Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Dickey and Mr. and Mrs. John Richie, DePere, Mr. and Mrs. Hanford Dickey and Horace Dickey, Green Bay, Joseph Dickey, Greenleaf, Robert Dickey, Chase, Seymour Dickey, Milwaukee, David N. Harvey, Escanaba, Mich., Miss Mabel Plumb, Marinette, and Miss Bessie McNeil, Fond du Lac. One brother, William H. Dickey, of Dancy, Wis., was unable to be present.

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L. W. Neubauer, one of Oconto county's old settlers, died at his home near Pound last Saturday morning, aged 62 years. Mr. Neubauer was born in Germany Sept. 7, 1840, and in 1860 came to this country and settled in Stiles where he was married soon after to Miss Mary Reitz, who preceded him about nineteen years ago, and later he married her half sister, Miss Elizabeth Reitz, who survives him. in 1866 he moved to Oconto and until he moved to Pound about four years ago lived here except about four years spent in Illinois and one in Green Bay. During most of his residence here he was engaged in running a grist mill. Besides the widow mentioned above he is survived by four sons, Louis E. of this city, Edward A., of Iron Mountain, Joseph J., messenger for the American Express company, and Alfred, at the home, near Pound, and four daughters, Mrs. August Marek, of this city, Mrs. Carl Schoenebeck, Lena, and Misses Nora and Louise at home. His remains were brought here Sunday and the funeral held from St. Joseph's church Tuesday morning with interment in the Catholic cemetery.

WHEREAS, it has pleased Divine providence to call from our midst our beloved neighbor, Louis Neubauer, and, WHEREAS, While bowing submissively to the decree of the Allwise and Supreme Head of the Universe, we recognize in the death of Neighbor Neubauer loss to our order of a worthy and neighbor, to the family a kind loving father and husband and to community at large a respectable abiding citizen. Therefore be it resolved, That the charter of camp be draped for a period of days. That a copy of these resolutions spread upon the records of our order that a copy be forwarded to the family of the deceased. Geo. O. Jones, Wm. Mathewson, Martin Flynn, Committee of Camp 1435, M. W. A.

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LITTLE SUAMICO
Mrs. Chas. Feldt stopped at Suamico Tuesday on her way to Abrams. She was going to attend her mother in-law's funeral. Mrs. Feldt died up north and was taken to Abrams for burial.

The tolling of the Catholic church bell last Friday was for Joseph Moore who died up north and was brought to Suamico for burial.

Oconto County Reporter
November 14, 1902


Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis

Transcribed by: Janet McNeil


TOWN OF OCONTO

Antone Scence, who kept saloon at School Section, is dead.

SURING
The Fredenberg family attending the funeral of Geo. Fredenberg last week.

OCONTO
Mr. and Mrs. Ancil Holmes
, who attended the funeral of their daughter, Mrs. A. L. Holmes, in this city last week returned to their home in Eaton Rapids Mich., Monday.


Oconto County Reporter
November 21, 1902


Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis

Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

TOWN OF OCONTO
A baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Whiting recently which died a few hours afterwards.

MOUNTAIN
Louis Rasmussen, aged six years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Rasmussen, died at the home of his parents in this city Wednesday at 6 p. m., after an illness of only one day. The funeral will be held from the Danish Lutheran church Sunday afternoon at two p. m.


Oconto County Reporter
November 28, 1902


Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis

Transcribed by: Janet McNeil


DEATHS
William Brunquest, an old resident of this city, died at his home in Menominee, yesterday morning of pneumonia, aged about 85 years. Deceased was born in St. George, New Brunswick, and came to Oconto in 1849 and lived here until about fifteen years ago, when he moved to Menominee and was actively engaged n mercantile business until last Saturday, when a cold which he had taken developed into pneumonia. He will be buried in Menominee tomorrow afternoon. Two sons, Frank and William, both residents of Menominee, survive him.

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Card of Thanks: We desire to extend our sincere thanks to our friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy at the time of the death of our little son and brother.  Mr. and Mrs. Rassmusen and family.

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AN OLD PIONEER GONE  
Charles Webber McDonald died at his home in the town of Pensaukee Saturday morning, Nov. 22, at ten o'clock. He had been ailing for several years being afflicted with Brights' Disease, to which he succumbed after being confined to his bed four months. Deceased was born in Eastport, Maine, Feb. 14, 1840, came to Wisconsin in 1850 and to Oconto county, in 1851, when but a child and has lived here ever since, was married to Ellen Glynn Nov. 21,1869. They kept the Leigh Boarding House, at Leighton, two years and then moved upon the farm where he resided up to the time of his death. He is survived by ;his widow, three sons, Edward of Peshtigo, James, Charles and one daughter, Lovetta.

The deceased accepted Christ about twelve years ago and united with the Couillardville Presbyterian Church in May 1902, as a charter member. Mr. McDonald was at once made an elder in the church which place he faithfully filled until his death. He was  superintendent of the Couillardville Sabbath school for eight years. His piety was above reproach. During the ten years of his relation to the church of his choice, one could hardly be more constant and faithful in self sacrificing efforts to promote the course of his master and the brightest interest of his church. As an elder he was one whom the pastor could always depend upon as a strong and sympathetic helper in directing the spiritual interests of the church. As a superintendent in the Sabbath school he was especially successful. This was owing to his deep devotion and untiring energy which he put in this work.

The deceased was a devoted and affectionate husband and father, a kind neighbor and an honored citizen. During his long and severe illness he was never known to complain. It is not too much to say of him that his Christian fortitude and patience shone brightly during the darkest days of his bodily affliction. The high esteem in which he was held was shown in the large number which were present at his home at 1 p. m. Nov 21 and followed his remains to Couillardville church, where at 1:30 p. m. the funeral service was conducted by the pastor, Rev. K. H. Boteler, assisted by Rev. Charles Jacquith of Brookside The text was "And I heard a voice from Heaven saying, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth Yea saith the spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them. - Rev. 14:13.

The church was filled far beyond its seating capacity. The interment was in the Evergreen cemetery in Oconto at 4 p. m. The pallbearers were John Couillard, John Caldwell, Archie McAllister, Frank Knisley and Joseph Leigh. Among those present from a distance were Messrs. Alex Glynn of Milwaukee and Henry Wooley of Tomahawk, Wis.

Card of Thanks:  We desire to extend our sincere thanks to our relatives, friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy during the long illness and at the death of our beloved husband and father. Mrs. Ellen McDonald and Children




Oconto County Reporter
December 5, 1902


Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis

Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

DEATHS
Joseph Wiseman an old and respected resident of Oconto died at his home on upper Main street, at ten o'clock last Saturday, November 29 after an illness of several weeks. Deceased was born in Matapedia, Canada, February 23,1852, came to Wisconsin in 1873 and has since been engaged in lumbering, except three years of the time spent in farming, in the Red River Valley in Minnesota. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife and two daughters, Mrs. R. S. McKee of New Haven, Pa., and Miss Pearl Wiseman of this city; also three brothers Robert, John and Archie. The funeral was held from the house at ten o'clock Monday morning, the Rev. Macartney officiating and the remains interred in the Evergreen Cemetery.

Card of Thanks:  We sincerely thank our friends and neighbors for their assistance and sympathy during the illness and death of our husband and father.  Mrs. Joseph Wiseman and Family

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Mrs. Sarah Ratchford died at her home in this city, at 1:30 Sunday afternoon, at the advanced age of 76 years. Deceased was born in Ireland in June, 1846, and married John Ratchford in England. After his death several years later she came to Oconto in July, 1872. Two sons, John, of this city, and Martin, of Marinette, are left to mourn her departure. The funeral was held from St. Joseph's church Tuesday morning, the Rev. Selbach officiating, and the remains laid at rest in the Catholic cemetery. The following relatives and friends from out of  the city were present at the funeral: Martin Ratchford and wife and two children, of Marinette, James Flynn and George Doran, Milwaukee, Agnes Roessler, Jefferson, John Feeney, Rhinelander.

Card of Thanks: We desire to extend our  sincere thanks the neighbors and friends for their sympathy and assistance at the death of our beloved mother. John and Martin Ratchford and Families

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Edward Cayo of Lena, died Wednesday night at 5 p. m., after an illness of only a little over one day. Deceased was about fifty-years old. His remains were taken to Niagara where interment took place today.

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ABRAMS
Several members of the R. N. A showed their respect and sympathy for Miss Clara Rice by attending the funeral of her brother last Saturday at Flintville. There was not time to get word to all the members.



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