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NEWSPAPER
REPORTED DEATHS
IN OLD
OCONTO COUNTY 1903


Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
January 9, 1903

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

DEATHS

Richard Keihl died at his home in the east ward at between nine and ten 'clock yesterday morning, after an illness of about two years with tuberculosis. Deceased was born in Germany, April 23,1869, and with his parents came to Oconto when an infant and resided here until his death. September 29, 1897, he was united in marriage to Miss Anna Gunderson, who survives him with two children, a daughter Evelyn and son Charles R. He is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. W. H. Ansorge, of Curlew, Wash., Mrs. L. W. Strassburg, of Brillion, and Miss Anna Keihl, of the city and three brothers, William, Charles and Julius, also of this city. The funeral will be held from the German Evangelical Church Sunday afternoon.

Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
January 16, 1903

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

DEATHS


Mrs. Leo Strassburg of Brillion, who was here to attend the funeral of her brother, Richard Keihl, Sunday, returned home yesterday.

Mrs. Anna Marie Brandle died at her home in the south ward Sunday morning, aged 18 years, from illness attending upon childbirth. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Brandle, and infant daughter three weeks old. The funeral was held from the house Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Breitenbach officiating and the remains laid at rest in Evergreen Cemetery.

Ethel the fourteen year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John McGinnis died at the home of her parents, in the town of Oconto, where she was born in July 1888, on Wednesday morning after an illness of four days with appendicitis. The funeral was held from St. Joseph's church, at ten o'clock this morning, Rev. Fr. Selbach officiating, with interment in the Catholic cemetery.

CARD OF THANKS  January 7, 1903.  I wish to thank the M. W. of A. for the prompt payment of benefit certificate No. 269104 for $2,000 issued to my husband, E. A. McMillin, a member of camp no. 3846 of Hickory and the members of camp no. 3846 for the help received through their camp.  Matilda McMillin.

MOUNTAIN

The young lady that came to visit Mr. and Mrs. Frank Minckey about three weeks ago joined the angel choir on Saturday, the 10th, and was buried the next day. Such is life, they bud on earth and blossom in heaven.

A. Polander
who has been under the care of Dr. French at Mountain for some time, departed this life the 10th and was buried the 11th, thus there were two funerals in one day.


Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
January 23, 1903

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

Napoleon Trudeau, son of Mr. and Mrs. Napoleon Trudeau, died at his parent's home Monday night of rheumatism of the heart and gastritis. He was born in this city nearly fifteen years ago and has lived his whole life here. He leaves to mourn his death, besides his parents, two sisters, Alice and Delia and five brothers, Joseph, Charles, John and Lawrence.  The funeral was held from St. Peter's Church at nine o'clock yesterday morning with interment in the Catholic cemetery.

Card of Thanks: We desire to express our sincere and heartfelt thanks to the relatives, neighbors, and friends for their kindly assistance and sympathy at the time of the death and burial of our departed daughter and sister.  Mr. and Mrs. John McGinnis and Family

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Miss Addie Lyonais who worked for about two years in this city retouching negatives at Lee’s Studio and left about four years ago, died in Milwaukee, where she had been employed in Gove’s studio in the Alhambra, last Wednesday night, after an illness of about three days with inflammation of the bowels. The funeral was held Saturday from her home in Grand Rapids, Wisconsin.
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Charles Elkey departed this life the 24th instant and was taken to Gillett for burial. He leaves a large family of children to mourn his loss.

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The tolling of the Catholic church bell was to announce to all the death of Mrs. John Brunette who passed away Sunday night. The funeral was held from the Catholic church at ten o'clock Wednesday morning, Rev. Fr. Polloki officiating and the remains laid to rest in the cemetery. She leaves a husband and son to mourn their loss. Their friends all sympathize with them.


Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin,
January 30, 1903

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

DEATHS

Ivory Matthews died at his home, in the east ward at 2:30 last Saturday afternoon of old age after an illness of three weeks. He had been a hard working and respected citizen of Oconto for the last thirty-three years and until the last three weeks had never known a serious illness. Deceased was born in Le Tete, N. B., on September, 1829, and previous to his tenth birthday moved to Cherryfield, Me. In 1830  he went to California and remained for nine years when he returned to Maine. In the spring of 1869 he came to Oconto and joined his brother James in the restaurant business, he left later to engage in draying other business. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Margaret, of this city, and two sons, Charles of West Superior, and William H. of Oconto, also by a brother, James P., in Nebraska, and sister, Mrs. Benjamin Hall, a resident of Minnesota. The funeral was held from the house at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Barrett officiating, and the remains escorted to their last resting place in Evergreen cemetery by about forty brother members of the masonic fraternity, where he was interred with the impressive burial service of the order. Friends of the deceased from out of the city who attended were Mrs. Matthew's brother, H. Tibbetts, Miss Mina Dropp and Mrs. Peter Pecor, of Middle Inlet.
CARD OF THANKS  We desire to extend our thanks to the neighbors and friends and the members if the Masonic fraternity for their kindness, sympathy and assistance during, our recent bereavement.  MRS. IVORY MATTHEWS AND FAMILY.

Frank Graham died at his home in Spruce about half after three last Friday afternoon, Jan. 23. Deceased was born in Montpella, Wisconsin, 1859, and came to Spruce in 1897. He leaves a father, mother, four sisters and four brothers to mourn his death. The funeral was held from his home at one o'clock the 26th of January with interment at Oconto Falls, Rev. Fisher officiating.

Charles L. Shores died at his home in Leighton, last Saturday of cancer of the stomach, aged forty-seven years. Deceased was born in New York and came to live in the town of Stiles in 1885, where he continued to live until the time of his death.. He leaves a wife and four small children, one brother, George, and two sisters, Miss Eliza and Mrs. Quincy McQueen, all of the town of Stiles except the last who is a resident of Flagstaff, Arizona. The funeral was held from the home in Leighton on Monday.

MOUNTAIN

Charles Elkey departed this life the 24th instant and was taken to Gillett for burial. He leaves a large family of children to mourn his loss.

POUND

The funeral of Mrs. Chris Rosney was held at Pound Wednesday.
The funeral of an infant son of Nels Verbeck was held at Beaver Wednesday. Rev. Northidge of Left Foot preached the sermon. 

BREED

Mrs. M. Klawitter was summoned to Underhill Thursday, to the sad duty of attending her mother's funeral.


Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
March 6, 1903

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

COLEMAN
Monday morning, February 23rd, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Richard, and at the age of 70, died Mrs. Elie Brault, mother of our chairman, S. Brault. Mrs. Brault was one of the pioneers of Coleman, of which she was a resident for over 30 years. The old lady was universally esteemed and her death is mourned by all the residents of this town. Good, amiable, ready to help anyone, she numbered as many friends as acquaintances. Her funeral, Thursday, Feb. 26th, was really a triumph and never had Coleman witnessed such imposing ceremonies. The church was filled with her many friends, who came to pay a last tribute to her memory. Rev. C. Vanier, the pastor of the church, officiated, assisted by Rev. E. E. Leccia of Lena, as deacon, and Rev. J. Pociecha of Pound, as subdeacon. Rev. F. X. Becker of Crystal Falls Mich., acting as master of ceremonies. Under the direction of Dr. J. E. Paradis, the choir sang to perfection the harmonized Mass of Requiem. The rendering of one of Beethoven's melodies on the violin by Dr. Paradis accompanied by his daughter, Miss Rita Paradis, during the offertory kept the numerous assistants under the charm and made the hearers thrill with a delicious emotion. After mass, the ladies of the Guard of Honor, with their banner, carrying candles in their hands surrounded the corpse and in procession followed the body of their deceased member to the Catholic cemetery where the last rites of the church were given. Mrs. Brault leaves to mourn her, three sons in Montreal, Canada, two in Coleman, two daughters, and many grandchildren. The sympathy of all the community is extended to the afflicted family in their bereavement.


Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
Apr 10, 1903

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

DEATHS
Mrs. Lucy Bent one of the old and highly respected residents of Abrams died at her home in that village last Friday, April 3, aged 65 years. Deceased whose maiden name was Lucy A. Knowles was born in Corinna. Me., June 16, 1837. May 29, 1857, she was married at Lowell, Mass., to William Bent and in 1865, they moved to Wisconsin. She is survived by her husband and six children, five sons, Charles A. of State Line, Wis., Horace W., Watersmeet, Mich., George H, Santa Anna, Cal., Edwin L. and Walter H.,  Abrams and one daughter, Mrs. Ella Radcliffe, Waukegan, Ill. The funeral was held from the Methodist church at Abrams Saturday and remains laid at rest in Brookside cemetery.

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Bruno Martens died at his home near Evergreen cemetery Sunday of typhoid fever, aged 39 years. Deceased was born in Belgium and with his wife moved to this city eleven years ago. He is survival by his wife, three sons, Theodore, Edward and Ivo and one daughter, Cecile. The funeral was held from St. Joseph's church Tuesday morning with interment in the Catholic cemetery.
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Word was received here today of the death of Mrs. Margaret Ryan, an old resident of the town of Rockland. She died this morning at Oconto Falls. She was over eighty years of age. The remains will be brought up this city Saturday and the funeral held here, but as yet the arrangements have not been given out. The deceased was born in Ireland but came to this country and settled in Rockland many years ago. After leaving that place she went to Appleton where she spent four years and then to Oconto Falls where she has been making her home with her son, Dan Ryan. She leaves six children to mourn her loss. Green Bay Advocate.

MAPLE VALLEY
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Miss Anna Kolderup quietly passed away last Thursday evening after a lingering illness. Funeral services were held last Sunday afternoon at the Congregational church.



Oconto County Reporter
April 17, 1903
Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil


DEATHS
Louis Koehler died last Sunday at the Dodge county asylum at Juneau, aged 59 years, after an incapacity of 18 years. The remains were brought here and the funeral held from the house on Wednesday, the Rev. Eisenbach officiating. Deceased is survived by the widow, three sons, Charles and Louis, of this city, and Emil of Escanaba, Mich., and seven daughters, Mrs. Augusta Michaelis, Menominee, Mrs.  Amelia Raatz, Peshtigo, Mrs. Lena Sterzing, Sugar Bush and Misses Justine, Edith, Emma and Nettie at home in this city.

We desire to extend our sincere thanks to our friends and neighbors for their kindness in our bereavement. MRS. L. KOEHLER AND FAMILY.

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George Reed, one of the oldest residents of the town of Stiles, died at his home near Stiles Junction Wednesday, aged 73 years. Mr. Reed, who was one of the first settlers of Stiles, having gone there about fifty years ago, was born in Hamburg, Germany, March 13, 1830. In 1846 he came to this country with his parents, first settling in Chicago and later in this county. The funeral will be held from the Lutheran church at Stiles tomorrow morning. Rev. Eisenbach will officiate.

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Norman C. Lindgren, the one year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Lindgren, of Little River, died Monday afternoon as the result of grip (influenza) and indigestion. The little fellow was one of a pair of twin boys and had never been strong. The funeral was held from the Swedish Baptist church Wednesday afternoon with interment in the Baptist cemetery.





Oconto County Reporter
April 24, 1903
Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil
THE WEEK'S DEATH HARVEST 
The six week old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Betoy died at their home in the north ward Wednesday afternoon. The funeral was held from St. Joseph's church at 9 o'clock this morning with interment in the Catholic cemetery.

Joseph Louis Riendeau died at his home in Frenchtown about 9:00 o'clock yesterday morning, of consumption. The deceased was born in 1868 and is survived by his father, mother, five sisters and one brother. The funeral will be held from St. Peter's church at 9:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.

Charles Nelson died at his home in the North ward about nine o'clock Saturday evening of cancer of the stomach. Deceased was born in Sweden, in 1862 and came to this country, settling in Marinette in 1886. Four years later he was married and moved to Oconto and has since resided here. He is survived by his wife, two sons, Chris and Arnold and two daughters, Lillie and Agnes. Up until a short time before his death, he continued to fulfill his duties as janitor at the Oconto National Bank. The funeral was held from the Danish church Wednesday with interment in Evergreen cemetery.

Stephen Stattler, a veteran of the civil war, died at his home in the town of Armstrong, Thursday, April 16, aged 61 years. Deceased enlisted in Company B of 4th Wisconsin cavalry and was later transferred to Company H, 12th Illinois Cavalry. The funeral was held at Mountain last Saturday under the direction of the Mountain picket post of E. A. Ramsay Post G. A. R. of the city. J. V. Herriman of this city chaplain of the post reading the burial services of the order. The remains were interred in the Mountain cemetery.

Last Sunday afternoon Verda, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Robbins, was so severely burned as to cause her death at the home of her parents about a mile east of Lena. As the little girl and her little brother were playing around a bonfire made from rubbish raked up in the yard on Sunday afternoon her clothing caught fire and before it could be extinguished she was so badly burned that she died Tuesday morning. It seems there were only few smoldering embers in the ash pile resulting from burning a pile of rubbish raked up in the yard, which the parents supposed had entirely expired but as the boy and girl poked up the ashes the embers broke into a blaze which caught in the little girl's clothing. This so frightened her that she ran out into an adjoining field and before her mother could reach her to extinguish the flames her entire clothing had burned off and with it so much of the skin that she died Tuesday morning. The funeral was held from the M. E. Church at Lena and her remains interred in the Lena cemetery.

James Shea died in St. Mary's hospital, Duluth, Minn., Thursday morning, April 16, of pneumonia, aged 48 years. Deceased was born in Hockbury, Can., January 20,1855 was married in November 1876 at Van Cleek Hill, Can., and moved here in April 1879. He is survived by the wife of this city, one son, John Angus, who is station agent for the Copper Range railroad at Winona, Mich., and a daughter, Mrs. W. W. Anderson, of Wilder, Kan., Mr. Shea's remains arrived here from Duluth on Tuesday morning, the funeral held from the house at two o'clock yesterday afternoon, and the remains were laid at rest in Evergreen cemetery. The sorrowing daughter and son arrived to be present at the funeral.

KILLED BY THE CARS 
George Shores, a railway mail clerk on the Ashland Division of the Northwestern road, was run over by a train at the Appleton depot, about 3 o'clock this morning and instantly killed. The body was found about a hundred yards out of the depot and was horribly mangled. It is supposed that a southbound freight struck Shores at the depot and carried the body along with it and that it was later run over again by the 4 o'clock south bound passenger.

October 17, 1900 he was married to Miss Amy Carlin in this city who with a little daughter eight months old survive to mourn his loss. He is also survived by two sisters, Eliza at the old homestead and Mary, Mrs. Quincy MacQueen, of Flagstaff, Arizona, who arrived here yesterday afternoon too  late for the funeral.

The funeral was held at St. Joseph's church at ten o'clock yesterday morning the Rev. Selbach officiating, assisted by Rev. Bourgemier of Oconto Falls and the remains laid at rest in Evergreen cemetery.

The following out of town friends were present at the funeral: Mrs. Mary White of Channing, Mich., Mrs. George Foster and Mrs. Florence Crowley of Lake Nebagamon, sisters of Mrs. Shores. Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Carlin of Green Bay and James Carlin and son of Minocqua.

The news of his death was a shock to the community as he was well known to most of our citizens.

ABRAMS
After a lingering illness of several months Mrs. Irving Birmingham passed peacefully away Tuesday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. Austin of Waterloo. The funeral took place in Abrams Thursday afternoon, interment at Brookside. Besides her husband and a sweet little girl of two years, she leaves many relatives and friends to grieve for her, but that grief is softened by the thought that though we mourn at the parting, she has entered eternal rest and happiness, where she will await the coming of loved ones left here for a little while only.


LOCAL - city of Oconto
Mr. and Mrs. H. U. Cole drove to Lena Wednesday called there by the death of Mrs. Cole's niece, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Robbins, who was burned Sunday afternoon. (See news article in  "Flash Fom The Past " April 24, 1903 for details when the accident happened)

Oconto County Reporter
May 1, 1903
Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil


D E A T H S
Mrs. B. I. Birmingham died at the of home of her sister at Waterloo, Wis., April 21, after an illness of five and one half months, from consumption. Miss Lina White was born at Granton, Ontario, Can., July 9, 1875, and came to Abrams sixteen years later to reside with her sister. At the age of eighteen she accepted a position in the county schools as teacher continuing that occupation six years. On Jan 2, 1899, she was married to B. I. Birmingham at Abrams, Wis. and resided there until seven weeks prior to her death, when she was removed to the home of her sister. She is survived by a husband and daughter of two years, who mourn the loss of a loving wife and mother. The funeral service was held at the M. E. church at Abrams of which the deceased was a member. Interment at Brookside cemetery.

Mrs. Albertine Rohrlack, wife of the late Herman Rohrlack, died at ten o'clock last Friday evening, April 24, of general debility and an attack of grip after an illness of only two days, aged 72 years. Deceased whose maiden name was Miss Albertine Labs was born at Berlin, Germany, October 7, 1830, and came to Wisconsin about fifty years ago, the last forty-two years of which she resided in Oconto. She leaves to mourn her departure two daughters, Mrs. William Wittkopf and Mrs. Frank Deimer, and two sons, Charles and Fred Rohrlack, of this city except the son Fred of Chicago who was present to attend the funeral. The funeral was held at two o'clock Monday afternoon, Rev. J. R. Macartney officiating, from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Deimer and her remains laid at rest in Evergreen cemetery.
A precious one from us has gone, A voice we loved is stilled, A place is vacant in our home, Which never can be filled.
 
CARD OF THANKS  We desire to extend our sincere thanks to our neighbors and friends for their kindness, sympathy and assistance during our recent bereavement.  MR. AND MRS. FRANK DEIMER, CHARLES ROHRLACK AND FRED ROHRLOCK
CARD OF THANKS   We desire to express our sincere thanks to the neighbors and friends for their kindness and sympathy during the illness and death of our beloved husband and father. MRS. ANNIE NELSON AND FAMILY

CHASE
The death of Miss Josie Huck occurred at the General Hospital in Green Bay Thursday, the 23. Interment was at Flintville. Miss Huck was a former resident of the town and moved with her parents to Green Bay, a few years ago where she was a very popular young lady in west side society. She was rapidly improving from an operation and very critical illness, but suddenly took a turn for the worse and sank rapidly. All hopes of her recovery were abandoned during the afternoon and surrounded by relatives and friends she quietly passed away at 8:15. Miss Huck was 20 years of age and is survived by her parents and an only brother. The floral offerings at her funeral were the most beautiful ever seen in our vicinity which goes to show the high estimation she was held in by all. The heartbroken parents and sorrowing brother have the earnest sympathy of their many friends.

We have lost our darling Josie. She has bid us all adieu. She has gone to live in Heaven and her person is lost to view.
Oh! that darling how we loved her! Oh! how hard to give her up! But an angel came down for her and removed her from our flock.
Tis hard to break the tender cord, when love has bound the heart; Tis hard, so hard to speak the words, Must we forever part?
Dearest Josie, we have laid thee in the peaceful grave's embrace, but thy memory will be cherished till we see thy heavenly face.



Oconto County Reporter
May 8, 1903
Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

DEATHS

Mrs. Lydia Patterson died last Saturday, aged 77 years, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Fumell, with whom she resided. Deceased, whose maiden was Lydia Anway, was born in Deleware county, Ohio, March 21, 1826, and in 1856 came to Brookside with her husband, Joseph P. Weed, they being the second family to settle there. Mr. Weed was taken with consumption as the result of exposure in the army during the civil war, was brought home and soon after died. In 1866 deceased came to Oconto and was married to M. W. Patterson, who died about fifteen years ago. Mrs. Patterson had been feeble about five years as the result of a paralytic stroke and for the last three months confined to her bed. She is survived by a son, Roy Gossage of Portland, Oregon, and two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Fumell of this city, and Mrs. A. C. Masson of Plainwell, Mich. The funeral was held from the house at 12:30 o'clock Monday afternoon, the Rev. J. H. Paul officiating, with interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Ed Simons, a grandson, of Antigo was present to attend the funeral, but the granddaughter, Belle Hanrahan, of Madison, arrived too late for the services.

Lucy Vanderlac, the seven month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Vanderlac, living about four miles south of the city, died at their home on Tuesday. The funeral was held from St. Peter's church yesterday, with interment in the Catholic cemetery.

Card of Thanks  We desire to express our sincere thanks to the neighbors and friends and especially to the old soldiers, who acted as pall bearers and to the is Ladies of the G. A. R. for their kindness and sympathy in our trouble. Mrs. Joseph Fumell and Family

(beginning of article is missing) Mr. Sack had worked as usual and was in the best of health up to the time of his death. He did not utter a word but died instantly in the presence of his wife. Mr. Sack was well known among the rail road men and was a friend to all his fellow workmen. He was 45 years old and leaves a wife and three children. He had resided in the village for the past 10 years.

Board of Education Special Meeting
 L. C. HARVEY, Master, 
May 6, 1903.

At a special meeting of the Board of Education of the city of Oconto held on the above date the following resolutions were unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That in the sudden demise of Mr. Frank W. Heath, the city of Oconto has lost one its most respected and honored citizens; the county, an able and efficient officer; the Schools, a faithful, conscientious, and well beloved worker, the Board of Education, therefore, on behalf of the Schools of the city, the teachers thereof and also on behalf of themselves, do extend their deepest and heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family of the deceased. We wish to express our appreciation of the excellent work he has done in our public schools, during his many year's service as a teacher in the grades and in the high school. We mourn his loss with the teachers and pupils and as a mark of our respect and esteem do order the public schools of the city to be closed in all its departments on Friday, May 8th.
Be it further resolved that copies of these resolutions be sent to the family of the deceased, sent to the city papers and also be entered in the records.  . C. S. Hart, Pres. L. W. Brazeau, Treas., Chas. Hall, C. G. Morrow, C. A. H. Fortier, Sec'y.


Oconto County Reporter
May 15, 1903

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


ABRAMS

B. B. Barker, aged seventy-four years, died at Marinette, May 6. He had been in feeble health for some time, but became better  and was visiting his daughter in the above-named city when death came. Mr. Barker had lived in this town for many years. He fought in the Rebellion and was a member of the G. A. R. Post of this place. The funeral took place at the M. E. Church, Abrams, Saturday afternoon. The large attendance showed the respect and esteem in which he was held by the whole community. Interment at Brookside.


Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Moody, Dr. Faulds
and others of our vicinity attended the funeral of F. W. Heath at Oconto last Friday.


R. F. D. No. 2

All the schools along the route were closed last Friday on account of the funeral of County Superintendent Heath, and a great many of the patrons drove to Oconto to pay their last respects to the deceased.


Deceased had worked in the city a portion of the time for the last two years and returned from the drive here about two months ago.
Azro Williams, whose death in Alexion Brothers hospital at Chicago, Thursday evening, May 7, we noted in our last issue, was born in Brown county, province of Quebec, Can., July 12, 1862, and when a young man came to the United States. In 1881 he came to Oconto and August 16, 1885, was united in marriage to Miss Lizzie Caldie at Leighton. They resided in this city until a year ago last October when they moved to Milwaukee, where he was employed at the trade of a carpenter. Mr. Williams was at work in Chicago when taken sick with pneumonia about a week before his death. He is survived by his wife, one son, Thomas, and two daughters, Maud and Ruby, all residing at the home Milwaukee.
His family was summoned to Chicago where services were held by his brethren of the Knights of Pythias and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, after which his remains were brought here arriving Sunday morning. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon and the remains escorted to their last resting place in Evergreen cemetery, by Oconto Lodge No. 190, I. O. O. F. and M. W. A. Camp No. 1435. who conducted the burial services of their respective orders. A number of out of town members of the fraternal organizations of which deceased was a member, were present at the funeral to pay their last respects to his memory.

Mrs. Williams, son and two daughters are still here, but will return to their home in Milwaukee the first of next week.

CARD OF THANKS  We desire to extend our sincere thanks to neighbors and friends, and especially to the members of Inter Domain Lodge No. 507, K. P. of Chicago, Milwaukee Aerie No. 137, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Oconto M. W. A. Camp No. 1435 and Oconto Lodge No. 190 I. O. O. F. for their sympathy and many acts of kindness in our trouble.  MRS. AZRO WILLIAMS AND FAMILY

Edna, the nine year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Farrell, died at the home of her parents at six o'clock yesterday morning. She had been attending St. Joseph's Convent school and was taken sick at the school last Monday morning with spinal trouble from which she died. The funeral was held from St. Joseph's church this morning and the remains laid at rest in the Catholic cemetery.



Mrs. Catherine Cook died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Lusk, with whom she had resided many years, at six o'clock Wednesday afternoon, aged 90 years, of old age. Deceased, whose maiden name was Catherine MacDonald, was born in West Bennon Arran, Scotland, in 1813. In 1837 she was married to James Cook in Scotland, where they lived until 1852 when they moved to New Brunswick. Nine years later Mr. Cook died and in 1883 deceased came to Oconto with her daughter, Mrs. Lusk.

She is survived by four daughters Mrs. John Taylor of New Brunswick, Mrs. John McIver of Stiles, Mrs. Theophilus Dumville of British Columbia and Mrs. John Lusk of Oconto and two sons, James Cook of Vancouver, B. C. and John A. Cook of Gladstone, Mich. The son, John A. and two daughters, Mrs. McIver and Mrs. Lusk were the only ones able to reach here for the funeral which was held from the house at two o'clock this afternoon, the Rev Macartney officiating. Interment in Evergreen cemetery. Mrs. Mary  McKarcher of Marinette was present at the funeral.

Card of Thanks  We wish to sincerely thank the many friends in the city and throughout the county who extended to us such manifold sympathy and assistance in our recent bereavement and especially do we desire to thank the teachers of our public schools, the members of Company M, of Pine Lodge F and A. M. and Marinette Lodge I. O. F.  Mrs. F. W. Heath and Family.

AMANDA
I am surprised that your correspondent of Kelley Brook has not made any mention of the death of Mrs. James Marsh of that place, on April 11th. She was taken to Rose Lawn for burial, and the pastor of the M. E. church of Hickory accompanied them, which was greatly appreciated by the friends, It was an unpleasant trip, mud under foot and a snow storm over head. She leaves three married daughters and one girl of eight years, besides her husband, to mourn her loss.


Oconto County Reporter
May 22, 1903

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil
DEATHS
Andrew Peck died at his home in the south ward about 11:00 last Saturday night, after an illness of about two years with consumption. Deceased was born in New Brunswick, Canada, in 1859 and when 22 years of age moved to the United States and two years later came to Oconto and has since resided here with the exception of three years in Marinette. In January 1887 he was married to Miss Carrie Richards of this city in Marinette. He is survived by the wife and two small children, Richard Bernard, aged two years, and Norman ten months. The funeral was held from St. Joseph's church Tuesday morning with interment in the Catholic cemetery. Two brothers of the deceased, John and Patrick of Chicago, and an aunt, Mrs. Adeline Wood of Marinette were present at the funeral.

The remains of Camille De Vriendt, whose death from falling on a saw at the Oconto Company mill we chronicled last week, were taken to the home of Mrs. Lena Sloch in Frenchtown last Friday afternoon where they remained until the funeral which was held from St. Joseph's church Monday morning with interment in the Catholic cemetery. Nothing has been heard from any of his relatives.

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fox died last Sunday morning at ten o'clock, after a brief existence of one week. Interment in Evergreen cemetery, Rev. Paul officiating.


After an existence of only ten days Clara M., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Francis, died at their home last Friday night of exhaustion. After brief funeral services at the home of the parents on Monday the little one was laid at rest in the Catholic cemetery.


Mrs. Devina Juneau died at her home in Frenchtown Sunday morning of pneumonia. Deceased was born in Canada in 1838 and when eight years of age moved to Manitowoc, in 1872 came to Oconto and has since resided here. She is survived by her husband, Frank Juneau, and by a former marriage three sons, Louis and Nelson Valley of Little River and Charles Valley of Niagara and two daughters, Mrs. E. Surprise of Oconto and Mrs. Lucy Cayo of Niagara. The funeral was held from St. Peter's church Wednesday morning, Rev. Fr. Pele officiating and her remains laid at rest in the Catholic cemetery.


Nelson Baker died Monday at his home in Nevis, Minn., where he moved about five years ago, aged 58 years. He had been ailing for some time and was some worse for the last three weeks, but his death was not expected until a short time before the end. Of eight children who survive him, two sons, Gilbert and Charles are residents of Oconto. Gilbert went there Monday in response to a telegram and returned today.


CARD OF THANKS  We desire to extend our sincere thanks to the neighbors and friends for expressions of sympathy and assistance in our late bereavement. MR. AND MRS. JOHN LUSK AND FAMILY; MRS. JOHN MCIVER AND FAMILY

Oconto County Reporter
May 29, 1903

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNei
l

DEATHS
Mrs. Emma G. Blaha died at her home in this city last Sunday morning after an illness of only a week with grip, followed by tonsillitis. Deceased, who was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wilson of Underhill was born in Colby, Clark county, June 22, 1880. In 1891 she with her parents moved to Underhill in this county and January 1902 was married in Oconto Falls to John Blaha of this city. Previous to her marriage she taught in the public schools and made many friends throughout the county as well as in the city since her residence here. She is survived by her husband and little daughter five months old. The funeral was held from St. Joseph's church of which deceased was a member at nine o'clock Tuesday morning. Interment in Catholic cemetery. A profusion of flowers testified to the loving remembrance of friends. The relatives from out of the city who were present to the funeral were her parents, Mr. and Mr. J. K. Wilson, two brothers, Joseph and Hilbert and two sisters, Jennie, and Mary of Underhill, Mr. and Mrs. William Langlois of Pound, uncle and aunt; Mrs. Louis Hardwich of Menominee, Mich., aunt; Joseph and Mrs. Charles Harteau of Abrams, uncle and aunt; Mrs. John Major of Sampson, ,a cousin: Mrs. Mary Blaha and daughter, Mary and Annie, of Marinette, mother and sisters of Mr. Blaha.

Card of Thanks  We desire to express our sincere thanks to the friends and neighbors for their kind sympathy and assistance in our time of trouble.     JOHN BLAHA, AND RELATIVES.

Mrs. Frank Fox died Monday morning at the rooms occupied by herself and husband for a week previous in the residence of N. L. McCauslin. On Sunday, May 10, she gave birth to a child which lived for a week when it died. Mrs. Fox was feeling reasonably well the day before her death and on Monday morning asked her husband for something to eat, but a few moments later appeared to pass into a sinking spell and lived only a short time. Deceased, whose maiden name was Miss Anna Wrolstad, was married to Mr. Frank Fox is this city Dec. 17, 1902. Her remains were taken to Iola, Wis., where her father and other relatives reside, Tuesday morning for interment.

Wilbur, the four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Deleware, died at the home of his parents about midnight Sunday night of bowel trouble. It is thought that the eating of too much  (end of article missing)

Frank Steka a young man who had been working nights for the Holt Lumber company died at 11:30 last night, at Mrs. Housner's where he had been boarding, according to the verdict of the coroner's jury, which was impaneled this morning by Justice Reinhart, by a blood clot on the brain caused by excessive vomiting. It seems by the evidence taken at Wrights undertaking rooms where the body was taken this morning, that Wednesday afternoon he engaged in boxing with James Ledvina and Jack Warner, two of his associates and after getting very warm he first drank a glass of whiskey and then several glasses of beer and cold water and it is supposed that the shock of the cold liquids to his stomach in his overheated condition caused violent retching which caused the rupture of a blood vessel following the clot of blood which the autopsy disclosed to form. He complained of the vomiting and headache caused until about the time he died but his condition was not thought so serious. Drs. Stoelting and Atwood performed the autopsy. 

Deceased came here about three weeks ago from near Kewaunee and messages have been sent there and to nearby places to try and locate his relatives about whom nothing is known.

WILCOX
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Nels Anderson died Friday and was buried at the Sugar Bush cemetery Monday afternoon.

SAMPSON
John Rowell died at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Radigue on Saturday, May 23rd, aged 18 years. He had been ailing for some time but died very suddenly being around the house to the last. He left many friends around here. Mrs. Ed Swartz of Marinette and Miss Louisa Radigue of Milwaukee, sisters of Mrs. Oscar Rowell, were here at the funeral.

News was received here Monday that Mrs. John Blaha, formerly Miss Erma Wilson, of Oconto was dead. Her many friends and relatives were greatly shocked at the sad news. Mrs. Alice Harteau and Joe Harteau went to the funeral at Oconto.


MOUNTAIN
Mrs. Wilbur Moody of the town of How, daughter of Daniel Cole and granddaughter of Vernon Cole, left this mundane sphere for a higher life, the 25th instant. Her health had been failing all winter but did not seem to be very serious until Saturday, the 23rd of this month, when she was suddenly taken to the bed from which she never arose and was unconscious about twelve hours before expiring. She was 25 years of age and is survived by her husband and one child, a little son about four years old.

MAPLE VALLEY
We were very much grieved on hearing of the death of Mrs. John Anderson of Lakewood. She leaves to mourn a husband and two little boys. 

We also learn that Mrs. W. Moody of Breed has passed into eternity. 

BREED
Mrs. Cordelia Moody died at her home early Monday morning after a brief illness. Mrs. Moody, nee Cole, was born in this town nearly thirty years ago. She leaves a husband and a son to mourn her demise. Rev. Soule performed the last sad rites.

Henry Fredenberg, a well-known and prosperous resident of the Menominee Indian Reservation died suddenly at his home at the South Branch, Thursday evening. Complaining that he did not feel very well he sat down on a chair, declining to go to bed as suggested by his wife and immediately expired. The funeral was held from the Catholic church of which deceased was a communicant.  As a remarkable incident it may be cited that Henry was the third brother of the family to die without a moment's sickness.

Miss Mayme Dowen after a long and painful sickness died at her home Sunday afternoon at the age of 17 years and six months. Although it was rather expected in view of her long and. severe illness, the announcement of her death came as a shock to her host of friends. Having: lived, here most of her life her many beautiful qualities has been recognized and made her beloved by all who knew her. Her last severe illness more fully brought out her patient and considerate nature, always trying to conceal from her heartbroken parents the intense agonies she suffered in order to save them pain. Her life though cut in its bloom, has again proven that deeds of kindness and influence for good are more accurate measures of age than years. She leaves parents, two sisters; a brother and a large circle of friends to mourn her untimely death. The funeral was held from the house, Reverends Soule and Jacquith officiating. The re-mains were taken to the cemetery for interment, escorted by the largest cortege of mourners ever seen here thus testifying to the high esteem in which she was held.

SURING

The sudden death of Henry Fredenberg at his home on the South Branch last Friday was heard with regret. The deceased had many friends here. His funeral occurred Monday and was attended by his brother and other relatives, also many of our business men from Suring.

Henry Fredenberg, a brother of Abe Fredenberg, the Athean Hotel keeper, died of heart failure last Friday.


Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
July 31, 1903

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


HARRY VOELTZ
the seventeen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Voeltz of the East ward died at the Menominee River Hospital at Marinette last Friday at 1 p.m. Deceased was taken sick on July 6 with appendicitis and was taken to the hospital on July 8th. The condition of this patient made it necessary to delay the operation until July 19th. On July 24th it was found necessary to perform another operation and passed away at one o'clock of the same day.

The funeral was held from the Lutheran Church Sunday, Rev. Eisenbach officiating. Charles Adams, Charles Werth, Ernest Werth, William Steuer, Edward Bond, and Clarence Bond, playmates of the deceased were pallbearers.

The parents and four sisters, Martha, Elsie, Clara and Edith, and two brothers, Charles and Arthur are the remaining members of the immediate family.

CARD OF THANKS - We desire to express our sincere and heartfelt thanks to the neighbors and friends for their kindness and sympathy at the loss of our son and brother. Herman Voeltz and Family.
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WILHELMINA ANDRA died at her home on Fourth Street in the South Ward Tuesday, July 28, aged 72 years.
The funeral was held yesterday from the Lutheran Church, Rev. Eisenbach officiating, and her remains laid beside those of her husband in Brookside cemetery.
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WILBERT BARGVAIN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bargvain, died Wednesday aged three days. The funeral was held this afternoon with interment in Evergreen cemetery.
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Miss Lulu Edelbush, who has been in the hospital at Oshkosh, died Tuesday. Frank Edelbush received a dispatch from Dr. Gordon at Oshkosh that Lulu Edelbush, his daughter, who recently was adjudged insane and committed to the Northern Hospital at Oshkosh, died last Tuesday. Mr. Edelbush wired for the remains to be brought here for interment.



Oconto County Reporter
August 28, 1903

Nine-year-old Clarence Neubauer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Neubauer,  lived a little more than an hour after a self inflicted  gunshot wound to the head. He and playmates had found a loaded  revolver hidden in the drawer at the August Merik home and  it accidently discharged while they were playing with it. 

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Paul, 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Martineau of Marinette, died this morning after a four-day illness of acute rheumatism. Paul was born in Oconto.


Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
Sep 18 1903

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

Green Bay Advocate - Simon Pioprowski, chief clerk for J. J. Holt of the Holt Land Co., was killed last Friday at Sobieski. His remains were shipped to Milwaukee, his former home, Saturday; and the funeral was held in that city Sunday. Pioprowski was out driving a spirited span of horses when they became frightened and the unfortunate man being unable to control them they ran away, dashing down through the business part of the town and across the bridge. As the terrified horses dashed across the creek, Pioprowski either jumped or was thrown out of the buggy. His head struck violently against the iron part of the bridge and when he was picked up he was in an unconscious condition. The injured man was taken to Mr. Madison's place, where medical aid was summoned. He died, however, in the course of an hour. Pioprowski was a single man, who has been in the employ of Mr. Holt for some time and was well known in that part of the country. He was about 25 years of age. (note: below is the same story from a different source.)

J. PEPLINSKI MAY DIE
The above is the Green Bay Advocate report while the following from our Sampson correspondent who locates the accident near Sampson:  A very serious runaway took place last Thursday afternoon about five o'clock, near A. E. Cleveland's. Frank Peplinski of Sobieski was driving through town with three other gentlemen, one a priest from Pittsburg, Pa., another a gentleman from South Bend, Ind., and Simon Pioprowski of Sobieski and while coming down the hill in front of Mr. Cleveland's house one tug came unhitched causing the tongue to drop. The horses then ran fiercely and when they reached the bridge Mr. Pioprowski either was thrown or jumped out, breaking his skull on a projecting plank. He was carried into O. C. Madsen's house and died in a very few minutes. The other men were thrown out farther on, all sustaining severe Injuries. Mr. Peplinski is not expected to live at present writing, his lungs being badly hurt. An Inquest was held at once over Mr. Pioprowski and the body taken by Mr. Wendt to his home. His wife was formerly Miss Hattie Gomboski of Krakow. She has the sympathy of all.LITTLE SUAMICO  

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Maysel Almira, daughter of Mrs. Wm. Ferdon, of Little Suamico died September 12, after a brief illness of spinal meningitis, aged 2 years, 10 months and 27 days. The funeral, which was held Monday afternoon, was largely attended. They have the sympathy of their many friends in their bereavement.
A precious one from us has gone, A voice we loved is stilled, A place is vacant in our home.
Which never can be filled. God has in His wisdom recalled, The boon His love had given;
And though her body moulders here, The soul is safe in Heaven.
Card of Thanks: We wish to sincerely thank our kind friends and neighbors for their help and sympathy in our late bereavement. MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM FERDON AND FAMILY

HAYES  

Mr. J. Dorrls was buried last Friday in the cemetery near the schoolhouse, District 1. Pastor Soule conducted the funeral sermon.

BREED   

The sad intelligence reached here last Thursday that Charles A. Johnson, brother of our townsmen J. E. and Gust Johnson, had: died that morning at Clintonville, where he had gone for medical treatment. The news came as a shock to his many friends here who were not aware of his illness. Charles was a young man of sterling qualities. His sunny disposition and upright character made friends for him wherever he went. His untimely demise is a hard blow to his aged parents residing at Mosling as well as to his brothers here.

Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
Sep 25
, 1903

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

Marvin Henry, the five months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Nathan, of the West ward, died Monday. The funeral was held from the home of the parents, with interment in the Catholic cemetery.


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Mrs. Caroline Viestenz died at her home In the North ward at 11:30 last Saturday night. Deceased was born in Germany only two days less than sixty years previous to her death, came to Oconto twenty-one years ago and enjoyed good health until the Monday preceding her death when she suffered a paralytic stroke and never spoke again until her death. She is survived by her husband, Charles Viestenz, three sons, Otto and Charles Steinhaus and John Viestenz, and two daughters, Lizzie and Annie Viestenz.

The funeral was held from the German Lutheran church at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon and interment In Evergreen cemetery.


Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
October 2, 1903

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

MOSLING
Peter Rockman of Pulcifer, who has been suffering for some time from an attack of nervous prostration, passed peacefully away at 2 a. m. Tuesday. The funeral was at 1 p. m. yesterday and the remains taken to their last resting place in Green Valley cemetery.
Miss Lizzie Rockman came home from Milwaukee Wednesday to attend the funeral of her father.

ABRAMS
Mrs. F. Malek
passed to the happy beyond Monday evening. She leaves a husband and six children to mourn her loss, the youngest a tender blossom that caused her death.


Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
October 9, 1903

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

HAYES
Fred Schuettpelz and wife have lost their third child, a daughter seven years old. She died last week Thursday and was buried in the German Lutheran cemetery Sunday. Pastor Plass conducted the funeral services. The three children died of the same disease, spinal and brain trouble.

Mr. and Mrs. John Stengel's little son three years of age, died last week Thursday and was buried Monday in the German Catholic cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by the priest from Keshena. The child died of the same disease as the Shuettpelz children.

W. Brownell of Appleton came here last Tuesday to visit some old acquaintances. Mr. Brownell used to live here for many years. He came here last Tuesday from Maple Valley, where he attended the funeral of his daughter, Mrs. Jamensen.

DEATHS
Lewis L. Bailey, who has been well known to nearly all residents of the county for years, died of uremia at the Schedler house, where he had resided for some time, on Wednesday morning. Deceased was born in New York state in 1843, August 8, 1862, he enlisted as a private in Company F, 115, N. Y., July 5, 1865, was discharged with rank of second lieutenant, October, 10, 1883, he was mustered into the G. A. R. and at one time commander of the post here, but later allowed his membership to lapse.

He came here about 1875 and filled many places of public trust among which were justice of the peace, county judge, member of assembly and postmaster during Grover Cleveland's administration and was first captain of the Oconto Light Guards. He performed excellent service during the civil war and while second lieutenant was in one engagement when all his ranking officers were killed and he was taken from the field wounded.

He is survived by his wife and one son, Grover, of Milwaukee. The funeral was held from the armory this afternoon and his remains escorted to their last resting place in Evergreen cemetery by a squad from Company M and his G. A. R. friends.

Resolutions. At a meeting of the Oconto Bar Association the following resolutions were adopted: Resolved, That in the death of L. S. Bailey his profession has lost a faithful, able and courteous member and his friends a kind companion. Resolved, That we extend our heartfelt sympathy to his grief stricken family and Resolved,  That the secretary be requested to transmit a copy of these resolutions to the family. O. F. Trudell, Pres.; V. J. O'Keliher, Sec.; James J. Gill, J. B. Chase, A. Reinhart, D. G. Classon,  Alan Classon, Alex Brazeau, Francis X. Morrow.

Mrs. S. W. Klass died Wednesday afternoon at Oshkosh after a serious illness of little more than an hour from internal hemorrhage. Mrs. Klass, whose maiden name was Frances B. Waters, was  born in New York, December 18, 1876, later moved with her parents to Crystal Falls, Mich., where she graduated from the high school, and still later to Fremont, Mich., where she was married to Mr. Klass in June 1896, since which time she had lived in Oconto until her health necessitated her being taken to the hospital in March of last year. She ate her dinner Wednesday apparently in her usual health but about 4:30 p. m. a message was sent Mr. Klass that she was dangerously ill and between five and six o'clock she passed away. A telegram was sent him but failed to reach him before he left on the 7:40 p. m. train. Her remains were brought here on the four o'clock train yesterday afternoon and the funeral will be held from the Presbyterian  church Sunday afternoon. 

James T. White one of the pioneer residents of Middle Inlet, died at his home there Thursday afternoon, October 1. His death was due to cancer from which he had been suffering nearly a year. Deceased was born in Chatham, New Brunswick, and was 74 years of age. He came to Wisconsin in '69, making his home in Gillett until fifteen years ago when he went to Middle Inlet where he has since resided. He was a bachelor and his niece Maud White, and nephew, Eddie White, made their home with him. Mr. White is survived by two brothers one, John White, residing in Oconto Falls, and George White of New Brunswick, and two sisters, Mrs. H. L. Tibbetts of Middle Inlet and Mrs. H. S. Keddell of St. Paul. Undertaker Mangold of Wausaukee prepared his remains for shipment to Gillett where the funeral took place Saturday morning.


Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
October 16, 1903

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

HICKORY 


A large number of friends from surrounding country attended the funeral services of Thomas McMahon Sunday.

Thomas McMahon was born in Canada 1840. In 1870, he moved to Hickory, together with a few other families who trailed their way through the woods. Being good sturdy pioneers they soon made a hole in the forest, which was soon converted into beautiful farms. Mr. McMahon was a hard working industrious man and lived to see the place of their early settlement show promise of becoming one of the best sections in the country. He had great reverence for everything that pertained to religion often walking five to six miles after a hard days work to attend services. He reared a large industrious family most of whom have settled here. He will be greatly missed in church and social circles and his family has the sympathy of friends in their bereavement.

The funeral of the late Thos. McMahon which was held last Sunday was the largest ever held in this communi-ty. There were 107 teams in the funeral procession.

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Mrs. J. Jamieson, who died at her home in Appleton was brought here for burial Monday and the services were held Tuesday, Rev. Wm. Moyle officiating. She was a resident of this place for many years and an active member of the M. E. church. She is survived by her husband and one son Charles of Appleton and a daughter, Mrs. John Hanson of Maple Valley.

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R.S. Waters of Manistique, Mich., and James Waters of Baldwin, Mich., were here to attend the funeral of Mrs. S. W. Klass on Sunday. All returned to their homes Monday.

R. F. D. 2 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Meyers received a surprise in the form of a wedding present from New York.

SURING

Quite a number of our people attended the funeral of the late Mrs. Peter Jamieson at Hickory on Oct. 6.


Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
October 23 1903

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


A number of the Modern Woodmen are in Oconto today to attend the funeral of Joseph Scheeg who died in Marinette

Joe Scheeg, formerly a miller employed at Lena but later at the Marinette Flouring mill, died at his home at Marinette yesterday morning. The body was brought to this city for burial, which took place today, the services being conducted by the local IOOF lodge. Mr. Sheeg was also a member of the M. W. A. and several of this organization from the city and Lena were present. He leaves a wife and five children.

TOWN OF OCONTO

Miss Anna Curley went to Green Bay Wednesday to attend the funeral of her grandmother, Mrs. Cashman.

OCONTO FALLS

For the second time in a few years death has entered the home of Charles Gallagher. Last week Wednesday, Leo, the four year old son, was stricken with spinal meningitis and Monday night the young spirit took its flight.

LITTLE SUAMICO


The death of Mr. Yankee, one of our prominent citizens, occurred last Saturday. The Immediate cause of his death was heart failure.  Mr. Yankee had been loading lumber in Mr. Grosse's yard, and when he mounted the load he fell over dead. The deceased was 63 years of age and both a model and cheerful gentleman and it's no idle assertion to say he had no enemies. The remains were buried Tuesday at 8 p. m. from the Catholic church. The town is filled with regret for this untimely death and with sympathy for the bereaved family.

GILLETT

The funeral of Chas. Johnson was well attended which shows the friends he has made during his time in Gillett.


BODIES RECOVERED ARE PROPERLY IDENTIFIED

The bodies of Edna Barringer and one of the Vincent girls, lost on the steamer Hackley were recovered today. The bodies were found close to the wreck. Later investigation shows that the body first thought to be Edna Barringer is that of Miss Ethel Vincent. Mr. Martel of Menominee, an uncle of Miss Barringer, inspected the remains and said that they were not those of his niece.  Accordingly a more complete investigation was made. Relatives of Miss Ethel Vincent said that she wore about her neck a brooch given her by the scholars of her school and two rings. These were found on her and were identified as Miss Vincent's. Accordingly a more complete investigation was made and it was determined that the two bodies found were those of the Vincent girls found about fifty feet apart on the hooks but were possibly separated by the hooks on the drag line.


Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
November 6
, 1903

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



JAMES LEIGH DEAD
 

Capt. James Leigh, proprietor of the Leigh House, 414 Broadway, for twenty-four years and a lake seaman for a quarter of a century previous to his advent in the hotel business, died of a hemorrhage at the Leigh House, Milwaukee, at 5 o'clock Tuesday morning. The deceased had been in ill health for some time, but it is thought that grief over the death of his daughter, Mrs. Sarah Switz, at the Leigh House Sunday, hastened his end. 
 
Capt. Leigh performed his duties until Monday night, and arose at 4 o'clock Tuesday morning to do the purchasing for the kitchen as was his habit. He was perceptibly weak and his wife persuaded him to rest a little longer. A few minutes before 5 o'clock, when he attempted to rise a second time, he was seized with the hemorrhage, and sinking back on the bed unconscious, passed away within a few minutes. Medical assistance was of no avail.

Capt. Leigh was a native of Ireland, where he was born Dec. 29, 1830. With his parents he came to America at the age of 3 years, and after coming to Milwaukee, engaged in the marine service and for  twenty-five years was aboard sailing vessels between Milwaukee, Chicago and the east shore. He ran a boarding house at Leighton, this county, for about a year before returning to Milwaukee, where twenty-eight years ago he opened the first Leigh House on Sycamore street near the present fourth ward park, and twenty-four years ago secured the building at 414 Broadway. Capt. Leigh was married to Miss Sarah Scott in Milwaukee by the Rev. Mr. Parsons, fifty years ago, and Mrs. Leigh has always superintended the culinary department of the hotel.

He was well known and well liked by all of his acquaintances. He was thoroughly independent and from the day that he first opened the Leigh house he made no change in the management, and if guests did not approve of the manner in which it was conducted no effort was made by the captain to prolong their visit.

Capt. Leigh is survived by a widow, two sons, James Leigh, Jr., of Chicago; Charles L. Leigh, Milwaukee; two daughters, Mrs. M. Diercksmeier and Mrs. Charles F. Reinhardt of Milwaukee; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret McDonald of Gladstone, Mich., and Mrs. Mary Rodney of Independence, Ia., and two brothers, Thomas Leigh of Stiles, Wis., and Peter Leigh of Berlin, Wis.

Side by side, in Forest Home cemetery the remains of Capt. James Leigh and his daughter, Mrs. Sarah Switz, were interred Wednesday afternoon, in the presence of a large concourse of friends and relatives. Services were held at the undertaking rooms of F. S. Peacock & Son, where the Rev. James Kieb of All Saints' Cathedral officiated, assisted by the Rev. S. A. Sanborn. Many large floral pieces had been sent, including two mammoth pieces from the guests of the Leigh house.

Among the relatives and friends present at the funeral were, Mrs. John Leigh, Lincoln Leigh, John Leigh, Jr., and Ruby Leigh of Leighton. All of the guests and servants of the Leigh house attended the funeral.


DEATHS
Louis Reinhardt Birr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Birr, was born at Morgan, Oconto county, Wis., July 6, 1876, and parted this life at San Marcial, New Mexico, October 24, 1903, at the age of 27 years, 3 months and 18 days, from an attack of gastritis. The deceased left his home at Morgan about four weeks before his death to seek health in a warmer climate, going first to Kansas and then to New Mexico, accompanied by his brother-in-law, Mr. Wahl.

October 22, 1902 he joined in holy wedlock with his now-bereaved wife, Hattie Wahl of Morgan. Their union was, although so brief, a most happy one. All who knew the deceased speak in glowing terms of his good habits and manly character. His life was not spent in vain. His remains were laid at rest at Morgan last Thursday in the presence of a very large assembly, Rev. Best of Oconto officiating, and the choir of Sampson rendered some beautiful hymns. Members of the Modern Woodmen were the pall-bearers.

A sorrowful wife, a baby four weeks of age, christened at the bier and receiving his father's name, Louis Reinhardt, parents, five brothers, five sisters and many relatives and friends mourn his early departure from this life.
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CARD OF THANKS  We desire to express our sincere thanks to the neighbors and friends and especially to the Danish Ladies' Society for their sympathy and assistance during the illness and death of our little one. MR. AND MRS. PAUL ANDERSON AND FAMILY.

ABRAMS
Art Dutton
, of Abrams, who was taken sick with the typhoid fever while at Green Bay, and was afterwards taken to the hospital at that place, died Tuesday morning. The remains were removed to his home at Abrams on the same day. The young man was 20 years of age and had many friends in this locality, and was loved by all. The funeral was held from the Catholic church here Friday morning and the remains were interred in the cemetery here. The bereaved family has the sympathy of their many friends in this vicinity.

Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
November 13
, 1903

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

DEATHS
Mrs. H. Wiegand of Appleton, a sister of Mrs. Annie Van Boven of this city, died at her home in Appleton on Sunday November 1, aged 56 years.  Mrs. Van Boven received a message calling her there, but she did not reach her in time. Death followed an operation for cancer of the stomach, performed last spring. Mrs. Van Boven returned home Saturday.


Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
November 20
, 1903

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

DEATHS
Mrs. Michael McHugh died last week, aged forty-five years, in Duluth, Minn., where she had been taken from her home in Canada for treatment. Until 1888 she was a resident of Oconto Falls and was well known throughout the county. Her remains were brought to Oconto Falls and the funeral held from the Methodist church at three o'clock Sunday afternoon, the Rev. J. R. Macartney officiating, with interment in the Oconto Falls cemetery.

The infant daughter of Mr. und Mrs. Henry LaCourt of Little River died Sunday night. The funeral was held from the home Tuesday, the Rev. Geiger officiating, with interment in Evergreen cemetery.

Eliza, wife of Louis Riendeau died at her home in the west ward last Friday November 13 after a short illness. Deceased was born in Green Bay December 7, 1835 and leaves besides her husband and sister Mrs. Lesperance, six children Mrs. Joseph DeGrass, Menominee, Mich., Mrs. E. S. Spears, Dunbar, Mrs. George Eisele, Iron Mountain Mich., Mrs. James Flanagan of Missoula, Mont, and Josephine and Maxiam of this city. The funeral was held from St Peters church on Monday with interment in the Catholic cemetery.

Herman Marodanie died yesterday at the home of Gus LeComte in the west ward of heart disease. Deceased was born in Belgium in 1837 and came to Oconto in 1875. He has been ailing for some time previous to his demise. Funeral will be held from St. Peters church tomorrow morning.

Mrs. Sarah Harrington died Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. A. Smith, at the age of 68 years. She suffered a stroke of paralysis about ten years ago and has since been an invalid, her mind being considerably affected. Sunday afternoon she had a sinking spell and about four o'clock Tuesday afternoon seemed to go to sleep and never awakened. Deceased was born in Shelbyville, Ind., in 1835 and about twelve years ago came to Oconto to reside with her daughter. Besides her daughter here, Mrs. Smith, She is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Celestine Chapin of Belvidere, Ill., and one son, Robert Harrington of Baraboo. The funeral was held from the Methodist church this afternoon, the Rev. Bennett officiating and her remains laid at rest in Evergreen cemetery.

CARD OF THANKS  We desire to extend our sincere thanks to our friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy during the illness and death of our beloved mother. MR. AND MRS. F. A. SMITH.

R. F. D. No. 2
The youngest daughter of Jos. La Court died on Sunday and was buried at Oconto Tuesday afternoon, service being held in the Little River Presbyterian church. She has gone to brighter mansions, far from earth and all its pains.  To the Father's dazzling portals; but her memory still remains. She has gone to join the angels, in the realms of light above; Let these words the sorrowing comfort, "God knows best, for God is love."

HAYES
The youngest child of Frank Schuettpeltz died last Monday, and was buried Wednesday in the German Lutheran cemetery. Pastor Plus preached the funeral sermon. (This was the forth child lost in the family - from earlier October 9, 1903, issue
" Fred Schuettpelz and wife have lost their third child, a daughter seven years old. She died last week Thursday and was buried in the German Lutheran cemetery Sunday. Pastor Plass conducted the funeral services. The three children died of the same disease, spinal and brain trouble.")

The little three and a half year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Vandenberg died on November 10th and was buried in the Catholic cemetery at Hayes on Thursday.


Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
November 27
, 1903

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

OCONTO

Thomas L. Walsh died at his home on Superior Street at 11:10 yesterday forenoon of pneumonia, aged 55 years. Deceased was born in 1818, in Dalhousie, N. B. (note: New Brunswick, now part of Canada), where he resided until 1873, when he came to Oconto and resided here until the time of his death. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Luke Walsh, two brothers, Luke and Arthur, of this city, and five sisters, Mrs. James Farrell of Brokaw, Mrs. John McCrea of Green Bay, Mrs. James McKew and Misses Elizabeth and Maggie J. Walsh, of Oconto. The funeral will be held from St. Joseph's church tomorrow morning with Interment in the Catholic cemetery.


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Cora, the seventeen month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Anderson, died Wednesday morning of convulsions following a severe attack of whooping cough with which the little one had been afflicted since about the first of September. The funeral was held from the parents' home at 1:30 this afternoon with interment in Evergreen cemetery.

OCONTO FALLS

Mrs. George W. Volk of Oconto Falls received a telegram Monday announcing the death of her only sister, Mrs. G. A. Rine, at her home at Colorado Springs, Colo., on the Saturday previous. Mrs. Rine, whose maiden name was Miss Hattie DeLano, was a native of this county, having spent most of her life at Brookside. She was for years one of the most popular teachers in Oconto County, and for some time before going west conducted a general store at Brookside, displaying splendid commercial ability in the conduct of the business. Of a sprightly nature, and endowed with a bright, cheerful disposition, she was respected and beloved by all who knew her, and her death will occasion genuine regret among a large circle of acquaintances and friends in this part of the state. Fourteen years ago she married and went west, the change of climate being deemed necessary on account of the condition of her lungs, and only twice since that time has she visited her native county, the last time being a year ago last summer, when she spent a couple of months with her sister, Mrs. Volk, and other relatives at Brookside  and Abrams. For more than a year past Mrs. Rine has been troubled with Bright's disease (note: acute or chronic kidney disease), but the latest report Mrs. Volk received was to the effect that she was improving and the news of her death came in the nature of a shock. Of the immediate family of Mrs. DeLano, the father of Mrs. Rine and Mrs. Volk, the latter is the only surviving member, all the rest having answered the call to cross the dark river. Mrs. Rine was 45 years old at the time of her death. She is survived by her husband, and one daughter, aged 13 years.

SAMPSON  

Louis Birr, who left here for his health four weeks ago, died at Albuquerque, New Mexico last Saturday and his remains arrived home Wednesday. The funeral will probably take place Thursday under the auspices of the M. W. A. of Morgan and the minister from Oconto. He leaves an infant son and young wife, also numerous relatives who deplore his untimely death, loved and respected by all his neighbors and school mates. He wished and hoped to live but "God's ways are not our ways." The pallbearers from the M. W. A. are A. E. Cleveland, J. W. Waldron, Otto Radigue, Gus. Burholtz, Homer Rymer and Geo. Forcier.



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