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NEWSPAPER
REPORTED DEATHS
IN OLD OCONTO COUNTY

1904


Oconto County Reporter
January 8, 1904

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

DEATHS
James McCuen, an old resident of this city, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. James Walsh, Monday evening, after an illness of nearly three years with consumption, aged 57 years. Deceased was born in Brooklyn, N. Y., in 1846, came to Oconto in 1866 and has since resided here. He is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Bridget O'Rourk of Kendalls, Wis., Mrs. William Pope of Marinette and Mrs. James Driscol and Mrs. James Walsh of this city and one brother, William, of Kendalls. The funeral was held from St. Joseph's church at nine o'clock this morn-ing and the remains laid to rest in the catholic cemetery.

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Clifford, the six year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wittock, died at their home in the west ward Wednesday morning, of diphtheria. A private funeral was held with interment in the catholic cemetery.

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Ralph Douyette with family and brother Peter came down from Crandon, where they operate a blacksmith shop, to attend the funeral of their mother, who was buried Saturday.

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POUND.


Mrs. Pauline Uhl, aged 49, wife of Henry Uhl, died at her home here last Saturday. Mrs. Uhl was an early pioneer of Wisconsin. Mr. Uhl is a veteran of the Civil war.
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Oconto County Reporter
January 22, 1904

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

DEATHS

Charles Geise died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Geise, in the East ward, at eight o'clock Wednesday morning of consumption aged 19 years. Deceased was born in Oconto in 1881 and  has always resided here. The funeral will be held at two o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Lutheran church.

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Henry LeClaire, another of Oconto's pioneers passed away at his home in the South ward, at 6:35 o'clock, last evening, aged 89 years. Deceased was born in Cotolanding, Canada, in 1815. In 1833 he came west to Chicago and in 1860 came to Oconto and was employed as millwright by Holt and Balcom at which employment he continued for thirty six years, until eight years ago. He was married in Appleton to Miss Mary Pierce, who survives him. He is also survived by two daughters, Mrs. B. F. Michael of Chicago and Miss Emma LeClaire of Oconto and two sons, J. H. LeClaire of Gladstone, Mich., and John of this city. Mrs. Michael and daughter, Florence, arrived here from Chicago Monday and Mr. Michael is expected tonight. J. H. LeClaire arrived here today. The funeral will be held at 9:30 tomorrow morning at St. Peter's church.

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Henry Sargent, one of the pioneers of the county, passed away at his home on West Main street about seven o'clock, Tuesday evening after a brief illness with pneumonia. Deceased was born in New Brunswick, Can., June 20, 1837, and in 1857 came to Oconto County first stopping in Pensaukee where he was for a time emp1oyed. In 1860 he engaged in lumbering in this and Marinette counties and later developed a large farm north of the city. In 1866 he was married to Miss Victoria H. Adams of Green Bay, who, with two daughters, Mrs. W. A. McDonald of Green Bay and Miss Bessie, who survive him. Mr. Sargent was a gentleman of exemplary habits, honorable and courteous in all his dealings and had won the esteem and friendship of all who were associated with him in a business way or otherwise. 

The funeral was held from his home at two o’clock this afternoon and his remains escorted to their last resting place in Evergreen Cemetery by his brethren of the Masonic fraternity and consigned to the grave with the burial services of the order of which he was an  honored member.

The friends from out of the city who present at the funeral were W. A . McDonald, H. McDonald and family, Mrs. J. Liebenow, Mrs. J. L. Jorgensen, Miss Bessie Hagemeister, Green  Bay, Mrs. M. P. Jones, Oshkosh; Mrs. L. S. Hitchcock, Marinette.
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BERNARD HUEBSCHER KILLED

About five o'clock last Saturday afternoon Bernard Huebscher of Brookside, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Huebscher, died at the hotel in Mountain, the result of injuries received in the morning at Pendleton and Gilkey's lauding. He was employed unloading logs and had removed the corner binders and started to run out of the way from the load when he fell and was squeezed by the logs sustaining internal injuries that caused a hemorrhage near the base of the brain. He was immediately taken to the hotel and Dr. French of Mountain and Dr. Conard of Suring summoned but from the first there was no chance for his recovery and after nine hours of suffering, during which time he was conscious, he passed away. His remains were taken to Suring where they were met by relatives and taken to his home at Brookside, where the funeral was held from the school house Wednesday afternoon and his remains laid at rest in Brookside cemetery. The deceased was a young man of eighteen years and well liked by his associates. He left his home to work in the woods November 6.
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Frank Peshek died Monday at his home here, where he resided with Frank Woodroof at the bay shore. Mr. Peshek was a resident of our town for a number of years and was well known to the people around this vicinity. He was about 40 years of age and was both a noble and respected gentleman. The funeral was held from-the house Thursday afternoon and the remains laid at rest in the cemetery at this place.

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Maple Valley - There was a large attendance at the funeral of S. Brock, which was held at the Congregational Church last Friday.
 
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RFD No 2 - A great deal of sympathy is expressed at the death of Henry Sargent of Oconto as deceased was well known and highly respected by a great number.


Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
Jan. 29, 1904

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

Ed Mills of Hickory was killed Tuesday afternoon in the woods southeast of here.

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DEATHS

Medard Bartlett died at the home of Mrs. Eaubare on the south side, where he boarded, on Sunday night of a hemmorrhage of the lungs after an illness of about six weeks. Deceased was born in Ontario, Can., in 1836 and came to Oconto about thirty-five years ago. He is survived by two brothers. C. Bartlett of Kelley Brook and Thomas Bartlett of Merrillan, both of which were present at his funeral which was held from St. Peter's church Wednesday morning with interment in the catholic cemetery. His niece, Mrs. Morrisey of Spruce and two nephew, Cyrill and Frank of Kelley Brook, were also here to be present at the funeral.

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Card of Thanks. We wish to thank our friends and neighbors and especially Lewis Gering and Gustaf Waschow for their kindness and assistance at the time of the death and burial of our son and brother.  Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Huebscher; Rudolph Huebscher; Julius Huebscher, Jr.; Ella Huebscher, Etta Huebscher.

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Card of Thanks. We wish to express our sincere thanks to our friends and neighbors for their kind assistance and words of sympathy during the sickness and death of our loved one. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Giese  and family.

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Card of Thanks. We desire to express our sincere thanks to the friends and neighbors and of the members of the Masonic lodge for their kindness and sympathy in our late bereavement.  Mrs. Henry Sargent and family.
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Marinette, Wis., Jan. 20.—Three deaths from exposure in two days is the record since Monday morning, when it was 34 below. 

Fred Cudnofski got drunk at Beaver and had to be chained to the wagon by the crew riding back to camp from work. He was forgotten in his stupor by his companions, and when they arrived at camp he was so far gone that he died shortly after.

Ernest Bruette, a lodger, became lost in the woods near Wausaukee. When found this morning he was benumbed with cold and died in a few hours.

James Carrol of Harris lay down in a snow bank and was found frozen stiff the next morning.

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WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH. Saturday morning a coroner's jury was impaneled to enquire into the cause of the death of Miss Cassie Janowski, housekeeper for W. H. Phillip the last two years, who died Thursday evening January 21. The verdict of the jury gave her name as above, age 21, birthplace Poland, occupation servant and that she died after having been sick five days from blood poisoning following an abortion produced by herself. In the course of the evidence it transpired that this was the fourth time the crime had been committed on the deceased.
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 The many Oconto friends of George Arnold and his wife who is a niece of Mrs. Edward Scofield and a frequent visitor here were shocked to hear of his death at L’Anse, Mich., Wednesday evening. From yesterday's Marinette Eagle-Star's account of his death we get the following:  He arrived at L'Anse in the afternoon before five o'clock from Ontonagon, where he had been transacting business. He went to the company's office in L'Anse to phone the central office in L'Anse. When he turned away from the phone he said to Mr. Vick, "Frank I guess I am sick. You better open the door. Mr. Vick saw him stagger a little. He opened the door and then went to his assistance. He continued to grow a little weaker and  Mr. Vick took him over to the hotel as soon as possible where he went to bed.

Dr. McIntyre of L'Anse was called immediately and found Mr. Arnold quite ill, but thought it was nothing serious.  Mr. Arnold said to him, "Let me know doctor if I am very bad as I want to notify Mrs. Arnold." But the doctor evidently thought that the attack, which affected the heart, was not serious. Mr. Arnold continued to talk with Mr. Vick, who remained with him. He was conscious almost up to the time of his death and although in distress, he thought himself that he would get over it all right. About ten minutes to nine, Mr. Vick noticed a striking change in his appearance. He went to the bed, saw that something unusual had happened. He immediately called the landlord of the hotel and Dr. McIntyre was summoned. The physician up arrival pronounced him dead. His relatives in Marinette were then notified of the sad occurrence. The cause of death is given as rheu­matism of the heart. Mr. Arnold had been working very hard Wednesday, having been on the train most of the day, having visited Greenland and Ontonagon on business.  Mr. Arnold at the time of  his death was vice president of the C. H. Worchester Co. He was a lumberman and business man of exceptional ability. But it was not as a business man that he was known best. As an upright citizen, devoted to his family and his friends, he was better known. He exemplified the highest type of American citizen in every feature of  his life.  His cheery countenance, genial ways and great heart bound him by ties of friendship that were dear to everyone that knew him. He was just in the zenith of his career as a successful business man and had never been more contented and prosperous than for several years past. He is survived by his wife and little daughter and they have the heartfelt sympathy of all in their deep affliction.

Edward Mills, son of J. A. Mills of Hickory, was killed at a lumber camp near Timme and about nine miles from his home Tuesday afternoon. He was engaged in loading a load of logs when he fell from the load and some of the logs rolled over him injuring him so badly that he spoke only twice before he passed away. He was taken to his home the same day and the funeral held; at two o'clock this afternoon. The deceased was a native of Oconto county, twenty one years of age and a young man of good habits who will be missed by his associates. He was a member of the Modern Woodman of America and the camp of this city sent a floral emblem to be placed over his remains as a token of their fraternal esteem and sympathy with the afflicted relatives.       

WILLIAM PRUE MURDER. Letter from His Brother in Regard to the Case. Groveton, Tex., Jan. 19,1904. Oconto Reporter Publisher, Oconto Wis.,

Dear Sir:   I wish to write you of the death of my brother Willie, who was murdered in cold blood  between 7 and 8 o'clock the evening of December 23, 1903. 

Yours Respectfully, Frank Prue

Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
Feb 5, 1904

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

Thomas Packard Gilkey died at the Hotel Beyer in the arms of his devoted daughter, Mrs. Charles Tilton, at midnight, Monday night, of blood poisoning, the result of having frozen his right foot at Suring Christmas night. At first no serious result was apprehended but later a portion of the foot and afterwards two amputations of the leg were made with the hope of saving his life, but this with all the care that relatives and friends could bestow upon him could not stay the dread mandate although he was confident and hopeful to the end that he should recover.

Mr. Gilkey was born at Sun Prairie, Wis., April 20, 1847, and when only three years of age moved to Oconto where the remainder of his life was spent.  He had a very generous, hospitable disposition, unselfish to a fault and had many friends throughout this part of the state as he had made, during the fifty-three years of his residence here, a wide acquaintance throughout several counties. He leaves behind to mourn his departure, one daughter, Mrs. Charles Tilton of Green Bay, and two sons, Harry of this city, and Fred, now in the west. A sister, Mrs. Henrietta Links, and two brothers, Roscoe and H.W. Gilkey, also survive him.

The funeral was held at 1:30 yesterday afternoon from St. Mark’s Church and his remains, in a casket literally buried with flowers, were consigned to their last resting place in Evergreen Cemetery. Among the friends from outside the city who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tilton, Sr., and Arthur Tilton of  Green Bay , and Mr. Brown of Menominee, Mich., with a number of friends from the nearby villages of the county. 

Card of Thanks: The relatives of the late T. P. Gilkey wish to thank the many kind friends in Oconto and  especially all those connected  in any way with the Beyer House for the  kind assistance and attention shown in their hour of Bereavement. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Tilton, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gilkey.

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Harry, the seven months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Van Boven died last Saturday morning of congestion on the brain. The funeral was held Monday morning from St. Joseph's church with internment in the catholic cemetery.

Card of Thanks: We desire to express our thanks to our kind friends and neighbors for their assistance and sympathy during our recent bereavement. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Van Boven.
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Suring -
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Fredenberg died last Saturday of pneumonia.  Interment took place Monday in the Grignon cemetery.
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Hickory - Died on Jan. 26, 1904, Edward H. Mills aged 21 years 5 months. The deceased was the eldest son of James and Margaret Mills of Hickory and was born in Menominee, Mich. When only nine weeks old his mother died leaving him, together with a twin sister Etta, without a mother's love. His father then moved to Hickory and after a time married Miss Belle Moore, sister of his first wife. Edward's short life has all been spent here and his sudden death has cast a gloom over the whole community. He was at work in a camp about 20 miles from here and while loading logs his foot got caught and a log rolled over him. He spoke once but died before reaching the camp. His remains were brought to his home and all al loving hands and sympathetic hearts could do was done to comfort the grief stricken family, but the great­est consolation they have is in knowing that Edward was a good boy and has left a record which is worthy of ex­ample. His hand and heart were al­ways open to do kind deeds for others, and by his death a vacancy is left which is felt by many. His funeral was from the M. E. church, of which he was a member, and was one of the largest ever held here. The M.W. A. of which he was an active member, assisted in the services. His parents, three sisters and a brother, who are left to mourn, have the sympathy of all in their sad bereave­ment.

The following from out of town came to attend the funeral: Mrs. Agnes Laird and son of  Ellington; Mrs. Emma Schrader of Appleton;  Mrs. Addie Phelps of  Menominee; Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Moore, Luther Dunham and Geo. Cheffings of Green Bay; Bessie Mills of Oconto; Mrs. W. Degan of Oconto Falls; and Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Lord of Lena.

Card of Thanks: To the kind friends and neighbors who assisted us in the great trial and bereavement of the death of our son, Edward, and also to the M. W. A. of Hickory, Gillett and Suring we extend our most heartfelt thanks. Mr. and Mrs.  J. A. Mills and family.
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Gillett - Louis Olsen of Pulcifer dropped dead from heart disease last Friday. 

Oconto - Ex-Governor and Mrs. Scofield returned yesterday from their trip to the Isthmus rubber plantation, called home by the sudden death of George Arnold.


Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
Feb 12 1904

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


Mrs. D. L. Bush, for many years a resident of this town, died at her home in Walker, Minnesota. She will be remembered by her friends, for her many deeds of kindness. She was ever ready to lend a helping hand.

Mrs. Emily Destiche, wife of Stephen Destiche, died at her home in the West ward last Saturday afternoon, after an illness of  two; months with Brights disease, aged fifty years. Deceased whose maiden name was Emily Gauthier was born in Belgium in 1844, came to Oconto in 1873 and has since resided here. She is survived by her husband, one son Joseph and three daughters, Rose, Tillie , and Josephine. Five brothers, Joseph, Julius, Victor, Leonard and Constance Gauthier also survive here.  The funeral was held from St. Peter's church at nine o'clock Tuesday morning with interment in the Catholic cemetery.

Mrs. Jacob Whiting was called to Stephenson to attend the funeral of her brother, John, who died very suddenly.


Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
Feb 19 1904

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

Mrs. Frank Carriveau of the town of Little River died at her home last Friday of consumption, aged 29 years. The funeral was held Monday from St. Peter's Church and interment took place in the Catholic cemetery.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Anton Creton a baby girl Sunday evening. It lived but one day.

Tony, the seven year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Suchan, who died of inflammatory rheumatism, was escorted to his last resting place, at the Spruce cemetery last Friday, by a large cortege of numerous and sympathetic friends. The little fellow had suffered about a month with the disease and was suddenly taken away last Wednesday after apparently improving for several days. Spruce.

Mrs. Savel, the widowed mother of Mrs. J. Soukof and Mrs. E. Kershek, died Tuesday of dropsy. The remains were interred in the Spruce cemetery.

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Lena - Died, on Monday, the 15th instant, at the home of his son Charles, in this village, Thomas Chesley. We mentioned last week Mr. Chesley's illness. He gradually grew weaker until the end came. Death was due to old age, Mr. Chesley having reached the ripe old age of 83 years. He came to Oconto county from Allegan county, Mich., the spring after the big fire of 1871 and had resided in Oconto county continuously ever since, at first living in the town of Oconto and moving into this town 21 years ago. 

He leaves two sons, Eugene of New Richmond, Ohio, and Charles of this place. Mr. Chesley had always been a consistent Christian, an earnest worker in the cause of temperance, being at the time of his death the lodge deputy for the local lodge of I. O. G. T. and a member of the M. E. Church. About two years ago Mr. Chesley went to Ohio to visit his eldest son, staying there through one winter. While there he had a very sick spell and Charles went down to see him. He recovered and came home in the spring. 

He was a man of sterling integrity of character and commanded the respect and esteem of all with whom he came in contact. That the family have the deepest sympathy of the entire Community was manifest by the many offers of assistance during their bereavement and their large attendance at the funeral services which were held in the M. E. Church of this village, the pastor, Rev. Fisher, paying high tribute to the Christian character of the deceased. Interment took place at Evergreen cemetery, Oconto, on Thursday the 18th instant. The Ladies' Aid's offering was a most lovely cross of flowers procured from the green house at Oconto, other friends adding flowers as a token of esteem.
  
Card of Thanks.
We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to the many kind friends and, neighbors, and especially to the Ladies' Aid of the M. E. Church for the kindly assistance and sympathy extended to us in our sad bereavement, the death of our father, Thomas Chesley.   MR. AND MRS.  CHAS. CHESLEY

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Nick Gillen died Saturday at his home in Pound.  He was a member of Butternut Camp 4752. The funeral was held Tuesday under the auspices of the Modern Woodmen of America of Pound, Wis. A large delegation of Coleman attended the funeral.

Word was received last week announcing the death of Mrs. Wm. Hall at her home in Menominee, Mich. Wm. Hall is a brother of D in M. and, James Hall of Little River.

Archie Terrien has returned from Nadeau where he attended the funeral of his brother-in-law, Will Chrysler. Mr. Chrysler was at one time a resident of this place. He was killed while at work in the lumber woods near Spaulding.

Little River - The many friends of Mrs. F. Cariveau will be grieved to hear of her death which took place last week. The funeral was held Monday morning from St. Peter's church.


Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
Feb 26 1904

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

A baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. J. J Hiley at the home of S. Taylor Monday.  The child was dead at birth.

Miss Arlene Nelligan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Nelligan, who recently moved from this city to their farm near Menominee, passed away about 7:30 Tuesday evening of rheumatism of the heart. She had been very low for a number of days but the news of her death came is a shock to her many friends and those of her parents here. The funeral will be held tomorrow.

Word was received here the thirteenth instant of the death of Mrs. William Hall of Menominee. Mr. Hall is a brother of Daniel and James Hall and Mrs. John McDowell.

Cecile, the seven month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Mineau, died last Friday evening of whooping cough. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from St. Peter's church with interment in Catholic cemetery.

Mrs. Joseph Tibbitts, a former Oconto resident, but for the last fourteen years a resident of Middle Inlet, died in her home in that village last Saturday, aged 68 years. The deceased, whose maiden name was Philema Elizabeth Johnson, was born October 12, 1840 in Windham, N.H. November 24,1860, she married Joseph Tibbitts and came to Oconto in 1871. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Dropp, of Middle Inlet, her husband having died in 1895. Two sisters and one brother are still living in Massachusetts. The funeral was held at Middle Inlet Tuesday morning, the Rev. Charles T. Andrews of Wausaukee officiating, and the remains brought to this city on the Tuesday afternoon train and interred in Evergreen cemetery.

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From the Walker, Minn., Pilot of February 5: Mrs. D. L. Bush who formerly resided at and has many friends in Abrams, this County. After a long period of suffering, Mrs. D.L. Bush passed away about 10 o'clock last Friday evening. Though she had been an invalid for months, the end came suddenly and unexpectedly.

While sitting up at breakfast that morning, Mrs. Bush startled the other members of the family by intense pain, at the same time clasping her head with both hands. She was immediately carried to her bed and everything possible was done to relieve her sufferings, but nothing could avert the fatal result of the hemorrhage of the brain that had occurred. Messages had been sent during the day to the children of Mr. and Mrs. Bush living at other points and they were on their way to their mother's bedside, not learning until their arrival here that she was dead.

Up to a little over a year ago Mrs. Bush was quite an active woman, prominent in social circles in Walker and always taking an active part in church work. She was president of the Ladies' Aid society for several terms and was warmly admired by those who knew her well. Mr. and Mrs. Bush came from their former home in Abrams, Wis., in the early days of the town. During her last illness Mr. Bush has given her the most constant care and attention, and while striving to hide his grief he cannot altogether conceal from sympathetic friends the keen sorrow which is his in the loss of her who has been wife and helpmate for the past forty-six years.  

Funeral services were held at the residence Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. A large number of friends followed the remains to the Evergreen cemetery, where the interment took place.

Mrs. Bush, whose maiden name was Genevieve Hardwick, was born at Green Bay, Wis., April 15, 1843, and was married April 15, 1858. Her father is dead but the mother, 85 years of age, is still living. The children present at the funeral services were: Sherman Bush of Abrams, Wis.; Frank Bush and wife, Mrs. Mary Bush of Walker; E.G. Bush of Virginia, and Mrs. K. J. McIver of Farley. Mr. McIver and family also came down from Farley, as did Peter Reiter, Mr. and Mrs. Blakeley and Mrs. Mary McIver and Miss Genevieve Bush from Brainerd. Mrs. T. J. Nary of Park Rapids, an old friend of the family, was also present.

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Mrs. Mary J. Smith, sister of Mrs. I. S.P. Hoffell, died in Green Bay Feb. 22 after a short illness. She had many friends in Oconto where she had spent much time with her sister. The funeral was held from St. John's church, Green Bay, and the remains taken to Oshkosh, her old home, for burial.


Mrs. McCarthy died at the home of her son, Steve McCarthy, Sunday morning.

The many friends and relatives sincerely mourn the loss of Grandma Procknow, who passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. Young, February 6. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, four daughters and two sons. Mrs. G. Young, Mrs. Pete Gumber, Mrs. Edith Watte, Mrs. E. Valbright, Frank and William Procknow. The funeral was held at the M. E. Church, Gillett on February 10.

Miss Catherine Paster, sister of Miss Margaret Paster, who was night operator at the telephone exchange in this city until about a week ago, died at twelve o'clock today of appendicitis after an illness of two weeks. Deceased had been chief operator at Green Bay for the last eight years and was a very popular young lady among a large circle of friends.

The Northwestern railway station at Shawano burned yesterday morning about five o'clock and in the ruins the charred remains of a man, said to be a John Benny, were found.

Mrs. Patrick Burke was called last Saturday to the bedside of her friend,  Mrs. John McCarty of Stiles, who died Sunday morning. The funeral was held at St. Patrick's church, Stiles, on Tuesday morning when she was followed to her last resting place in the Catholic cemetery by a large concourse of friends.


Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
March 4, 1904

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

Mrs. Chris Immich died at her home in the town of Little River Sunday of pneumonia, aged 44 years. She is survived by eight children the oldest of which is only fourteen. The funeral was held from the Lutheran church Wednesday with the interment in Evergreen cemetery.

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Mrs. Anxler Lambert, a widow, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. P. Noel, on the south side Saturday, February 27. Deceased was born in Canada in 1822 and came to this city at an early day. The funeral services were held from St. Peter’s church on Monday and her remains were laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery.

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Wilbert, the two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Armedas Pocquette, died at their home on Chicago street yesterday morning. The little one had been a cripple since his birth and sick for some time. The funeral was held from St. Peter’s church this afternoon.

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Adam, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Finger, died at their home on the south side Wednesday morning. The funeral services were held at the house with interment in Evergreen cemetery.

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Mrs. Rose Lucas, one of the first settles of Frenchtown, died Wednesday, March 24, 1904, aged 66 years. Deceased was born in Canada, April 29, 1837, and came to Oconto more than forty years ago. She is survived by  one son, Charles, of Foster City, Mich., and eight daughters, Mrs. Adolph Trudell, Escanaba, Mich., Mrs. Felix Cayer, Green Bay, Mrs. William Reno, Menominee, Mich., Mrs. Charles Cota, Elmira, Idaho, and Mrs. Peter Mineau, Mrs. Felix Goden, Mrs. William Belongia and Misses Addie and Rose Pocan of Oconto. The funeral was held from St. Peter’s church and her remains were laid at rest in the Catholic cemetery.

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The many friends of Miss Jennie Lemere formerly of Sampson were shocked to hear of her death in Minneapolis on the 23rd. She moved there with her mother and brother last summer. She was only twenty years old and of a very lovable disposition. She is gone but not forgotten by all who know her.

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No similar event ever came to the people of Brookside with keener sorrow than the death of Mrs. Daniel Minnick. Friends knew of her illness but were not prepared for the sad news which has cast a gloom over the community.  Mrs. Daniel Minnick’s maiden name was Edith Scott. She leaves a husband and five children to mourn her loss. The many friends of the family extend deepest sympathy in this time of affliction.

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Miss Loretta O’Keefe who attended the funeral of Arlene Nelligan returned home Saturday. 

Mesdames Thomas McGoff and Maggie Corboy and Misses Cora Davis and Edna Bridger attended the funeral of Arlene Nelligan at Menominee Saturday.

Miss Birdie Noonan attended the funeral of Miss Arlene Nelligan at Menominee last Saturday.

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Mr. and Mrs. G.S. Elliott returned home Monday night from Waukesha where they were called by the death of Mr. Elliott’s father.

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Mrs. Christ Amick died last Saturday leaving a husband and eight children.

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Willie, son of James McCarthey, passed away Friday and was buried at Menominee Monday.


Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
March 11, 1904

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


Oconto County Reporter 1969

Julius B. Grunert, a former resident of this city, died at the home of his brother, W. H. Grunert, in Green Bay last Monday evening at 6:30 o’clock. Mr. Grunert was born in this city Sept. 28, 1886, and lived here the greater part of his life. When a young man he entered the employ of the Oconto National Bank but later on account of failing health the work became too arduous for him and he entered the office of George Beyer and the insurance business, where he remained until about five years ago. A number of years ago he contracted the dread disease, consumption, and since then has been bravely fighting, hoping to overcome the malady. For the last five years he had spent the winters in the west. Since last May, however, he had lived at the home of his brother in Green Bay. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon in Green Bay, conducted by Father Foster of Christ's Church and the body then escorted to the train by the F&A Lodge to which order he belonged. The remains were brought to Oconto the same afternoon and escorted to Evergreen cemetery by Oconto Lodge F. & A.M. of which order he was a member and which conducted the burial ceremony. Bernard Grunert of Cedar Rapids, Ia., the father, W.H. Grunert of Green Bay, brother, and Ernest and August Heideman of Appleton, cousins, were in attendance at the funeral services.

Mrs. Edward Scofield was called to Green Bay Monday by the serious condition, resulting in death, of Julius Grunert.

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Mrs. M. Rosera, who was in attendance at the funeral of Mrs. Rose Pocan, last Friday, returned to her home in Lena Saturday.

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Mrs. Houstedt passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. August Foelker (Gillett), Sunday evening. The remains were taken to Bonduel for burial.

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Charlotte Moody died Monday morning. Another sad chapter in human history ended.

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Old Lady Albert died Monday, aged 87 years. She was smart up to her death. Her husband survives her at 86 years and is very active. She will be buried from the Catholic church Thursday.

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Mr. and Mrs. Harry Serier were called to Cedar-Grove Thursday by the death of Mr. Serier's mother. C. Serier went down the first of the week to assist in the care of her and has been present with her for about two months, during her illness.

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A number of people from around here (Morgan) attended the funeral of Clarence Volk at Oconto Falls Tuesday.

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