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The Enquirer
Friday, March 28 1913
contributed by Richard LaBrosse

Violet Sylvester, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sylvester, died March 22, 1913. She was born Novemeber 6, 1882 at Idyl, Yorkshire, England. The family came to town of Maple Valley in Oconto County, in 1882 and removed to the city of Oconto in 1883. She had four brothers; William of West Allis, James, Roland, and Joseph at home in Oconto. She is also survived by three sisters; Mrs. George W. Temple of Lakewood, Grace, and Olive at home in Oconto. The Reverend Campbell officiated at the services in Oconto. Violet had wandered away from the house and froze. 

Oconto County Reporter
April 10, 1913

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

At His Home on Scherer Avenue After Lingering Illness
Wife and Two Sons Survive
Funeral Yesterday

William H. Phillips passed away at his home at 201 Scherer avenue shortly before nine o'clock Sunday evening, after a lingering illness of nine months with a complication of diseases. Deceased was born in Lockhaven, Pa., August 14, 1848 and in 1871 came to Oconto. March 26. 1877 he was married to Augusta Rost, after which they left for Pennsylvania where they resided five years and then returned to Oconto and have lived here since. He conducted the first roller skating rink in the city and brought the first hack to Oconto.

He is survived by his wife and two sons, Charles and William of Oconto, who have the sympathy of their many friends in their bereavement.
The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon from his late home, Rev. Fr. Campbell officiating, with interment in Evergreen cemetery.
Those who attended the funeral from out of the city were Mrs. Edward Rost and Mrs. Frank Rost of Timme, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Swear, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Charles Swear, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Will Swear and Mrs. and Mrs. Will Round of Oak Orchard, Mrs. Edward Swear of Pensaukee and John Brown of Gillett.

Card of Thanks   We wish to express our sincere thanks to our neighbors and friends and St. Martha's Guild for the kindness and sympathy shown us during the illness and after the death of our beloved husband and father.

Oconto County Reporter
June 5, 1913
contributed by: Sharon Lefebre
Mrs. Oscar Gonion Succumbed to
Tuberculosis Saturday
Mrs. Oscar Gonion passed away at the home of her father, Henry Bunker, at the Town Line Saturday at the age of thirty-two years, tuberculosis causing her death.

The deceased is survived by her husband and two children who have the sympathy of their many friends in their sad bereavement.

The funeral was held Monday morning at nine o'clock from St. Charles church, Rev. Fr. Somple officiating with internment in the Lena cemetery.

Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
Thursday, July 24, 1913

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

Mrs. John Shufelt Six Weeks After Paralytic Stroke. 
Respected Resident City and Town Little River – 
                 Funeral From Home This Afternoon.  

Mrs. John Shufelt, a respected resident of the city of Oconto and of the town of Little River for the last 44 years, died at her home on Pecor Street at 4:25 Tuesday afternoon just six weeks after having been stricken with paralysis.

Mrs. Shufelt, whose maiden name was Josephine Emick, was born at Brown Town, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, March 23, 1843 and was married to Mr. Shufelt July 4, 1864. In 1869 they came to this city and later moved to their farm in the town of Little River where they resided until recently when they returned to the city.

She is survived by her husband, one son, Rolla B. Shufelt, of Little River, and two daughters, Mrs. W. D. Payne and Mrs. Louis Olson of this city.

The funeral was held from her late home at 2 o’clock this afternoon and her remains laid at rest in Evergreen cemetery, Rev. R.J. McLandress officiating. Mr. and Mrs. John Reed of Green Bay were here to attend the funeral.



Occurred Monday at home of Mother, Mrs. Dory.

Fred Goodchild passed away Monday at the home of his mother, Mrs. Henry Dory, after an illness of thirteen days, the cause of his death being tuberculosis and meningitis.

Deceased was born in Green Bay May 4, 1882, and came to Oconto five years ago. July 5, 1911, he was married to Miss Alice Larson of Wabeno.

He is survived by his mother, and sister, Laura Goodchild and two brothers, Elmer and David Goodchild, one half-brother, Herbert Dory and three half-sisters, Flossie, Hazel and Lina Dory, to mourn his loss.

The funeral was held Wednesday morning at nine o’clock from St. Joseph’s church, Rev. Fr. Selbach officiating with interment in Catholic cemetery.



Fred Baerenwalt of Lena Died at Hospital Tuesday.

Fred Baerenwalt of Lena died at the Oconto County Hospital Tuesday morning at 1:30 o’clock, after an operation for gall stones. He had been in the hospital four weeks and underwent two operations.

Deceased was born in Germany December 23, 1875. He was unmarried and lived on a farm two miles south of Lena.

He is survived by his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Baerenwalt, of Oconto Falls, four sisters, Mrs. Charles Hoernke of Oconto, Mrs. George Bonner of Oconto Falls, Miss Amelia Baerenwalt of Chicago and Mrs. Wm Yahnke of Abrams and two brothers, Charles, of Oconto Falls and Otto, whose address is unknown.

His remains were taken to the home of his sister in the South ward and the funeral was held at two o’clock this afternoon from the German Lutheran church, Rev. H. Eisenbach officiating, with interment in Evergreen cemetery.

Among those who attended the funeral from out of the city besides his parents were Mr. and Mrs. Carl Yahnke and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Zeismer of Pensaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Lambrecht and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lambrecht of Lena and Miss Amelia Baerenwalt of Chicago.



Mrs. Marie Stransky died at the home of her son, Joseph, at Lakewood Sunday, July 20th, at four p.m. at the age of 75 years. Deceased was born in Bohemia and emigrated to Wisconsin in 1883, settling at Antigo, where she remained until 1911 when her husband died. She then came to Lakewood to live with her son. She will be buried at Deerbrook by the side of her husband.

Oconto County Enterprise
August 9, 1913

Amirah P. Call, a brief notice of whose death was published in the Enterprise last Friday, was born in McKeesport, Essex county, N.Y., on April 1, 1834. In 1856 he was married to Sarah Hooten, who survives him, and in 1862 he moved to Oconto and resided her continuously up to the time of his death. 

Mrs. Thyra Hellert, wife of the late Paul Hellert, died Saturday evening, at 8 o’clock.
Oconto County Enterprise
December 16, 1913
contributed by Cathe Ziereis




Important factor in Oconto’s Early History

Died Thursday Funeral Saturday Last

Amirah P. Call, a brief notice of whose death was published in the Enterprise last Friday, was born in McKeesport, Essex county, N.Y., on April 1, 1834, and was consequently nearly eighty years of age the time of his death. At the age of ten years he came west with his parents, who located at green Bay, where he resided about a year, the family moving to Ripon, where another year was spent, and the family again moved, this time to DePere. Deceased resided at DePere until 1858, when he entered the employ of Anson Eldred company at Stiles.

In 1856 he was married to Sarah Hooten, who survives him, and in 1862 he moved to Oconto and resided her continuously up to the time of his death. In 1861, while the "Oconto River Drivers" a company which became famous during the Civil war, was being organized, he was seriously injured by the premature explosion of a small cannon that was being used to inject patriotism into those of whom it was desired to become members of the company. This injury prevented him from joining the company, a fact which afterward he always regretted.

He followed steam boating until 1869, when he was appointed city marshal, and he served in that capacity for sometime. He also served as deputy sheriff in 1870-1, and for thirteen years acted as jailer at the county jail. Besides his angel widow, he leaves one son George H. Call, of Green Bay, and a daughter, Mrs. W. F. Westfall of this city. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. J. S. Chase of DePere and Mrs. Cooley of Waupaca.

Several years ago Mr. Call’s eyesight began to fail, and he consulted a specialist, who advised him he was suffering with cataract of one of his eyes, and by the only way by which his sight could be saved in either eye was to have the affected one removed. This however, he refused to consent to, and about ten years ago he became totally blind and consequently helpless. Wednesday night he suffered a stroke of paralysis, from which he failed to rally, and he died at 9:15 Thursday night.

Mr. Call was an important factor in the early history of Oconto, both city and county, and was always prominent in their affairs until old age and failing health compelled his retirement from the activities of life.

The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at two o’clock, from his late residence on McDonald street, Rev, Father Campbell officiating, and largely attended. Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Call of Green Bay and Mrs. R. Cooley of Waupaca were the relatives present at the last rites.




The Community was sorrowed Sunday morning last when it was announced that Mrs. Thyra Hellert, wife of the late Paul Hellert, died Saturday evening, at 8 o’clock at the home of her parents, 820 Main Street after a two week illness.

Thyra Hemmingsen Hellert, was born in Oconto, November 28, 1888 and resided here all her life until she was married to the late Paul Hellert on December 25, 1910 when they moved to Wells, Mich., where they resided until the death of her husband Nov. 2, 1913.

Deceased is survived by one son, Lewellen, who will be two of age on dec. 24, her sorrowed father and mother, J. Hemmingsen and wife, five sisters, Mrs. L. L. Nelson, of Green Bay, Mrs. R.L. McGreger, Mrs. Frank Mineau, Mrs. Robert Curran, and Miss Agnes Hemmingsen, all of whom reside in Oconto.

The funeral took place today from the Danish Lutheran church at 2 o’clock and funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. N. Jersold and Rev. C. Kloth of Neenah.

The sorrow and sympathy of a large circle of friends and neighbors go out to the Hemmingsen family and relatives in their bereavement.