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NEWSPAPER
REPORTED DEATHS
IN OLD
OCONTO COUNTY 1914


Oconto County Reporter
Thursday, May 21, 1914

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

WILLIAM ROEWE DIED AGED 78

      William Roewe died at his home on Percy Avenue at 12:45 Saturday A.M. after having been ailing with Brights disease for about two months.

      Deceased was born in Germany Sept. 22, 1835 and came to Oconto June 5, 1891. He is survived by his wife, one son, Gustave and three daughters, Mrs. Bertha Drafz and Mrs. Herman Wagner, city and Mrs. L.W. Rosner, Pound.  14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren also survive him.

     The funeral was held from the German Lutheran church at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Eisenbach officiating, with interment in Evergreen Cemetery. 

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WE WISH TO EXPRESS our heartfelt thanks to the neighbors and friends and especially to Mrs. Lawler for their kindness and sympathy during the sickness and after the death of our beloved wife and mother.  EDMUND CLASSON

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KILLED AT SURING 
Levi H. Gillmore hit by Train on Crossing
Seen too late to stop.

            Levi Henry Gilmore was struck by the engine on the log run going north at 11:27 p.m. Wednesday on the main street crossing at Suring and instantly killed, his body being thrown several rods from the track. He was not seen by the engine crew until they were within about 200 feet of the crossing, too late for the emergency brakes to hold the train. Nothing more is known as to the accident.

            Deceased was born March 5, 1864, in Vienna, Canada. From there he moved to Casenovia, Mich., and 18 years ago to this county.

            He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Mills, Idaho, Mrs. Mike Donahoe and Mrs. Stephen Donald of Suring and two brothers, one residing in Boone City, Mich., and one in Casenovia, Mich.

            The funeral will be held from the M.E. church Saturday with interment in the Breed cemetery.

            The train crew will return to Suring from Oconto to be present at the inquest to inquire into his death, to be held this afternoon.

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JACK CARR DIED LAST NIGHT

            John H. Carr, died at 11 o’clock last night at Oconto County Hospital following an operation a week ago last Tuesday for gall stones. He was taken to the hospital a week before the operation for care and treatment and his death had been expected for several days.

            Deceased was born in New Brunswick in January 1819 and came to Oconto in 1879 and was married here 33 years ago.

            33 years ago he started in the lunch and confectionary business which he followed until he left it two weeks ago to go to the hospital.

            He is survived by his wife, four sons Charles, Donald, Evans and Kenneth all of this city, one daughter Dorothy, of North Dakota and three step daughters.

            The funeral will be held from St. Mark’s church at 9:30 Saturday morning, Rev. Campbell officiating with interment in Evergreen cemetery.

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EARLY RESIDENT OF LITTLE SUAMICO

            Mrs. Fred Lade a respected resident of Little Suamico for 47 years died at her home last Saturday after an illness of about a year with cancer of the bowels.

            Deceased was born in Germany March 29, 1845 and came to this county in 1867 residing in the town of Little Suamico from that time until her death. In 1868 she was married to Fred Lade who survives her together with four sons, Herman and Fred, Little Suamico; August, Oconto, and William Milwaukee and six daughters, Mrs. G.R. Ahlborg, Oconto; Mrs. Minnie McCarthy, Mrs. Anna and Louisa Freitag, South Dakota; Mrs. Mary Heir, Ann Arbor, Mich.; and Mrs. Clara Christainson, Little Suamico.

            The funeral was held from the German Lutheran church at Little Suamico Wednesday, Rev. Kurt Geyer officiating with interment in the Little Suamico cemetery.

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C. H. FORESTAL CALLED HOME

Charles Henry Forestal a respected resident of the East Ward for many years died at 9:30 Sunday morning after a protracted illness with cancer of the liver.

            Deceased was born May 10, 1838 in Bellville, Canada. August 22, 1862 he enlisted in Co. I, 11th Illinois Infantry at Lacon, Marshal county, for three years and joined his regiment at once participating in the battles at Forts Henry and Donelson, Cassville and Lake Providence. He went to Grant’s forces on their movement southward and was 47 days in the siege of Vicksburg. He took part in many minor engagements and raids and at Black River was wounded in the calf of his right leg which confined him to the hospital for a month.

            In 1865 he went to Spanish Fort where the command built seven miles of corduroy road over the swamp and after the surrender of this fort moved on to Fort Blakely and after its surrender, to Mobile. He was here when the arsenal exploded and assisted in removing the injured.

            In May 1865 they went to Baton Rouge, thence to Alexandria where they received the surrender and arms of the noted Price and Kirby Smith. After participating in numerous sharp engagements and skirmishes not mentioned he was discharged in September 1865.

            After the war Mr. Forestal returned to Canada and resumed farming. In 1868 he came to Wisconsin and settled in Fond du Lac and in 1871 came to Oconto and operated as a carpenter and builder, some of his later contracts of considerable proportions were the remodeling of Turner Opera House into the modern knitting factory and the rebuilding of the court house after the fire a few years ago.

            He faithfully represented his ward on the city council as alderman and on the county board as supervisor.

            It has been associated with Memorial day parades for Oconto people to see him mounted on his horse and acting as marshal of the day and his familiar figure will be missed on such occasions in the future.

            He was married August 20, 1870 to Miss Agnes Franey of Osceola, Fond du Lac county. She died July 14, 1901 and he was married the second time Nov. 23, 1911 to Mrs. Susan Moriarity, who survived him with two sons by his first wife, William and George, six grandchildren and a brother, Edward, of Montreal, Canada.

            Sometime previous to his death he selected those whom he desired to act as pallbearers at this funeral from among his associates in the G.A.R. and other fraternal organizations with which he was identified as follows:

            G.A.R.: Active, J.A. DonLevy, M.A. Eggleston: honorary, Henry Scheffen, Robert Spice. Holy Name – active, Martin Riley, James Driscoll: honorary, William Tennesen, James Deveraux. Catholic Knights – active M.P. Bellew, John Merline: honorary, Dr. D.J. Halloran, Charles Norton. – A.O. H. honorary, John Noonan, Sr. and James Megan.

            The funeral was held Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock from St. Joseph’s church and his remains were followed to their last resting place by numerous members of the societies to which he belonged, the ladies of the G.A.R. and a firing squad from Company M.

            Among friends from out of town who were present at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Milberry of Milwaukee and Mrs. John Kennedy of Peshtigo.

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MRS. CHAS. LYNES PASSES AWAY

            Mrs. Charles Lynes passed away unexpectedly at 5:30 this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Baron, Washington Street.

            She had been failing since the death of her husband about six months ago but had not been confined to her bed and last evening had a small supper and then retired early but even a short time before her death she thought she would recover and that her daughter’s sending for the doctor was unnecessary.

            Mrs. Lynes was born in Albany, New York, July 24, 1844. She came to Wisconsin and was married to Mrs. Lynes in Milwaukee February 16, 1867. 42 years ago they came to Oconto where they continued to reside until their death.

            She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Louisa Ohswaldt of Milwaukee and Mrs. Elizabeth Biron of Oconto and one son, George also of this city.

            The funeral will be held from St. Joseph’s church at 9 o’clock Saturday morning, Rev. Fr. Selbach officiating, with interment in Catholic cemetery

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INFANT DEAD 

            The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dagen born Saturday evening was laid away in the Catholic cemetery at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon. The little one’s life was extinct at birth.

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WILLIAM GEHLOFF DEAD

            William Gehloff died suddenly at William Finger’s hotel, 601 Pecor Street Sunday evening, aged fifty years.  He was in apparent good health and ate his supper as usual and shortly after started up stairs. When he reached the top step he collapsed and rolled to the foot of the stairs and was dead when he was picked up. Dr. Watkins was immediately summoned and pronounced the cause of his death a sudden failure of the heart’s action.

            Coroner Manning was summoned and took the remains to his undertaking rooms where they were prepared for burial. The funeral was held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Campbell officiating, with interment in Evergreen cemetery.

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MRS. MATHILDA CARRIVEAU died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mitchel St. Peter, 136 Mineau Avenue at 8:45 last Thursday evening of heart failure.  Deceased was born at West Fall, Canada in 1841 where she was married to Joseph Carriveau and in 1867 they came to Oconto and continued to reside here until death claimed them, Mr. Carriveau having died in 1901.

            She had been ailing for the last 15 years and since the death of her husband had lived at the home of her daughter. She is survived by one son, Adelor and three daughters, Mrs. Mitchel St. Peter, Mrs. Louis Bergeron, and Mrs. Fred Brown. She is also mourned by 34 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

            The funeral was held from St. Peter’s church Monday morning, Rev. Fr. Vanier officiating, and her remains were borne to their last resting place in the Catholic cemetery by six of her grandchildren, Lewis and Victor, Joseph and Anthony Bergeron and Fred and Medore Brown. She was a member of the Guard of Honor and the Third Order of St. Francis, the members of which in her honor marched in a body from the house to the church.

            Friends and relatives from out of the city who were present at the funeral were, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Carriveau and daughter, Pauline, of Niagara; Mrs. Xavier Collard, Menominee, Mich; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Vernoche, Lena; Mrs. and Mrs. Frank Carriveau and Mrs. and Mrs. Peter Shallow of Little River.

CARD OF THANKS – We desire to express our sincere thanks to all the neighbors and friends and especially to the Guard of Honor and the Third Order of St. Francis for their kindness, sympathy and beautiful floral offerings.  Mr. and Mrs. Mitchel St. Peter and Family.


Oconto County Reporter
Thursday, May 28, 1914

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

PETER S. SHUFELT, for more than half a century a well known and respected resident of Oconto, passed away May 21, at Butte, Montana, from a general breakdown, his final illness lasting only five days. Since he left here about a year and a half ago he had been residing with his son, Carl, at Missoula, Montana, and a few days before his death had gone to visit his other son, Ellis, at Butte.  Deceased was born in New York state June 8, 1833, and came to Wisconsin in 1857, first settling in Green bay. A little later he went to Stiles and was employed there by Eldred and Balcom. In 1861 he came to Oconto and entered the employ of the Oconto Company and remained in charge of their sawmill as foreman until almost six years ago when he retired. 

     He was married in 1879 to Miss Susan Dukelow who preceded him in death several years ago. He is survived by his two sons, Ellis O. and Carl D. and by one sister, Mrs. Hannah Miller of Beaver Dam, N.Y. and two brothers, Edward of Massillon, Ohio, and John of Oconto.

     His remains were brought here on the 10:57 train Tuesday forenoon, accompanied by his son Carl and wife, taken directly to the Presbyterian Church from which the funeral was held at two o’clock the same afternoon, Rev. McLandress officiating. From here he was escorted by the local Masonic lodge, of which he was a member, to his last resting place in Evergreen cemetery where he was laid at rest with the beautiful and impressive Masonic burial service. Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Ford of Chicago were here to attend the funeral..

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MRS. MAUD BURT DIED at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Koch, at 417 Madison Street at 7:15 Sunday evening after and illness of about three months.

             Deceased was born in Kaukauna July 18, 1886 and came to this city with her parents about 14 years ago. On April 24, 1906, she was married to Mr. Charles Burt. Mrs. Burt is survived by one daughter Ione, one son Ray, her parents, one brother, Gustave Koch and four sisters, Mrs. Mina Reed, Mrs. Erward Sullivan and Misses Estella and Eva Koch.

            At 4:05 Monday morning her little baby two weeks old breathed its last and was laid at rest in the grave with its mother, the funeral being held at two o’clock this afternoon from her parents home, Rev. R.J. McLandress officiating, with interment in Evergreen cemetery.

            Relatives and friends from out of city who were present at the funeral were, Henry Koch, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Streich, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Koch and family, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Young, Mrs. Minnie Behnke and son Arthur and Mrs. Mary Ryan of Manitowoc, Mr. and Mrs. Angus Barts and family, Mr. and Mrs. Art Engerson, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Wandel, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Saubert of Kaukauna, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Koch and Mr. and Mrs. John Plank of Appleton, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Plant and Mrs. Sam Gunderson of Stevens Point, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bloom and Mrs. John Bloom of Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Giles, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Roger and Mrs. Mary Olson of Rhinelander, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Apker of Antigo, Mr. and Mrs. John Vantwould of Watersmeet and Mr. and Mrs. Gust Koen, sons, Glen, Irving and Gustave, and daughters Nina and Frances..

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MISS MARY LUBY DIED in Chicago at 5 P.M. Sunday after an attack of pneumonia aged 75 years.  She was worn in Dalhousie, New Brunswick and came to Oconto in 1868. In 1877 she moved to Chicago where she resided at the time of her death. She is survived by two brothers, John of Oconto Falls and Patrick of Chicago and one sister Mrs. McDermott also of Chicago. Her remains were brought her by her brother Patrick Tuesday morning and funeral held from St. Joseph’s church at 8:30 Tuesday morning, Rev. Fr. Selbach officiating with interment in Catholic cemetery.

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CARD OF THANKS – We wish to express our sincere thanks to all our friends and neighbors for their kindness, sympathy and floral tributes at the time of the death of our mother.  Mrs. Louisa Ohswaldt and Mrs. Elizabeth Biron and George Lynes.

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TWO CHILDREN OF MR. AND MRS. JOHN DEEDE were taken away in one week by measles and pneumonia. Wallace, born October 5, 1912, died May 11 and Louisa, born May 31, 1909, died May 19. At this writing the other children who have been seriously ill, are on the gain. Mr. and Mrs. Deede have the sympathy of their many friends in this sad hour of trouble.

CARD OF THANKS – We wish to tank all of our friends and neighbors who assisted in our recent bereavement especially do we wish to thank Mrs. Philippi and the minister and for the beautiful flowers.  Mr. and Mrs. Deede and Family.

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CARD OF THANKS – To all neighbors and friends and especially the Owls, who so kindly assisted in our recent bereavement and for the beautiful flower offerings we extend our most grateful thanks.  MR. AND MRS. STEVEN DONALD AND FAMILY

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Lillian Viola Stone daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Stone of the town of Armstrong, died Wednesday, May 6, 1914, at the age of 3 years and 27 days. The many friends of the bereaved parents extend their heartfelt sympathy. The remains were buried in the Union cemetery in the town of Breed on Friday May 8, 1914, Anton Jorgensen conducted the services.

(Lines written by Mrs. Myrtle Goddard in memory of Lillian Viola Stone)


‘Twas a bright day in May, nearly at the close of day. “Lillian come,” the angels whispered “Darling come and share our love.”  Then she went to dwell with Jesus.Little Lillian you have left us. We shall see thy form no more. But in Heaven we know you’ll greet us on that Happy golden shore. She’s not lost from us forever, no not lost but gone before, where she’s with the angels waiting, watching as we near the shore.
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CARD OF THANKS – We wish to thank our friends and neighbors, Mr. Joe Blongy and Mr. and Mrs. Len. Knudtson for their sympathy and kindness shown us during the illness and death of our little girl.  MR. AND MRS. LOUIS STONE.


Oconto County Reporter
June 4, 1914
 

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

JOHN NEMETZ PASSED AWAY MONDAY MORNING - - John Nemetz who resides about six miles north west of Lena died early Monday morning aged 55 years and 11 months after having been a severe sufferer with cancer of the stomach and liver.  He is survived by his wife, three sons and four daughters. The funeral was held at 9 o’clock Wednesday morning from St. Charles church, Rev. Fr. Somple officiating, with interment in Lena Catholic cemetery.

TOWN LINE

Mr. Pool, father of Mrs. Dan Hodgins died here Monday morning of tuberculosis of the throat. He has resided here with his daughter for the past few years.

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MISS MINNIE ERDMAN DIED about one o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the home of her son, Louis, on the old farm near Brookside where she settled with her husband 32 years ago, aged 74 years. While age had sapped her strength she had been able to get around until about a week before her death and sat in her chair and ate a small dinner a short time before her death and then expired.

Miss Erdman was born October 20, 1839 in Germany where she was married to Charles Erdmann who passed away 4 years ago last October. Fifty-three years ago they came to this country and settled in Watertown and thirty-two years ago came from there to this county.

Mrs. Erdmann is survived by four sons, Henry, Fred and Louis of Brookside and William of Alberta, Canada, and five daughters, Mrs. Herman Strege of Brookside; Mrs. Ida Leffingwell, Alberta, Canada; Miss Bertha Erdmann, Minneapolis; Mrs. Martha Gundlach, Shelby, Montana; and Mrs. Minnie Lohff of Iron River, Michigan.

Definite arrangements have not been made for the funeral as yet as the son in Canada has not been heard from and it is not known whether he can come but the funeral will probably be held Saturday or Sunday afternoon from the Brookside Lutheran church, Rev. Guyer officiating with interment in Brookside cemetery.

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MRS. THOMAS MCCARTHY DIED at her home in Green Bay last Friday at 11:20 P.M. after having suffered a general breakdown and being ill for about a year.  Deceased was born in Oconto and would have been 46 years old if she had lived until next September. About 24 years ago she was married in Marinette to Thomas McCarthy who was killed in an accident about 15 years ago. In recent years, she had been engaged in nursing. She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Despin of Ishpeming, Mrs. Piera and Miss Genevieve O’Hare of Chicago and two brothers, Arthur and Mathew O’Hare. Her remains were brought to Oconto at 11 o’clock Monday A.M. and taken direct to the Catholic cemetery where they were laid at rest, Rev. Fr. Selbach officiating.

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Mrs. D. B. Bauder died at the home of Mrs. George Bauder in Marinette Sunday. Funeral Tuesday. Rev. J. D. Kunde officiating, with internment in Marinette cemetery.


Oconto County Reporter
June 11, 1914
 

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

DEATH OF JOHN MEETZ - - Gust Meetz and sister, Mrs. James Brown, went to Mill Center to attend the funeral of Thomas Meetz, their brother, who died Saturday at Green Bay in St. Vincent’s Hospital. On Friday about 1:30 he was hit with a piece of iron from a drilling machine and rendered unconscious. He was taken to his home and next morning to Green Bay but he never rallied.

His wife died six weeks ago and he leaves to mourn his loss seven children, the oldest being 14 years and the youngest 4. They have the sympathy of all.

GEORGE W. FORESTAL died at Oconto County Hospital last Friday evening at 7:30, age 40 years. Deceased was born in Oconto September 27, 1874 and had lived here all his life, following the trade of carpenter. He is survived by one brother, William E. His father passed away last month.

The funeral was held Monday morning at 9 o’clock from St. Joseph’s church, Rev. Fr. Selbach officiating, with interment in Catholic cemetery.  The following acted as pallbearers: George Fitzgerald, John Dagen, Charles Walsh, Joseph Young, George Curran and William Bitters.

Word was received here Friday morning the Christ Mikkelson of Green Bay passed away. Christ has suffered for a number of months with tuberculosis. He leaves to mourn his loss, a wife, one daughter, father, three brothers and two sisters.

Mrs. I.L. Mead, formerly Miss Hattie Edwards of Oconto, daughter of Mr. Mose Edwards passed away at St. Mary’s hospital in Duluth. She leaves to mourn her sad death, a husband, a father, three sisters and three brothers, her mother having passed away about five months ago.

WILLIAM COLSON DIED at a hospital at Oshkosh Sunday evening after and illness of less than a day with stomach of bowel trouble. He was taken with violent cramping spells Sunday morning and was taken to the hospital but nothing could be done to save him and he passed away at 7:30 the same evening.

Deceased was born in Oconto May 4, 1864, and lived here until about 11 years ago when he moved to Oshkosh. He is survived by his father, six brothers, Jeff of Green Bay, Robert and Arthur, Marinette, and Curtis, Edward and Albert of Oconto and two sisters, Mrs. Albert Whiting, town of Oconto and Mrs. Edith Wilson of Mill Center.

The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 3 P.M. from his late home in Oshkosh with interment in Oshkosh cemetery, his remains being carried to their last resting place by his six brothers. Relatives from out of the city who were present were, L.D. Colson, Edward, Curtis, Mr. and Mrs. Al. Colson and daughters Mildred and Minerva and Mrs. Albert Whiting of Oconto; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Brigham, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Colson and son and Robert Colson and son, Clyde of Marinette; Mr. and Mrs. W. Wilson of Green Bay.


Oconto County Reporter
June 18, 1914
 


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

FRANK PIERRE the aged father of Alphonse Pierre of this city passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Svoboda with whom he resided in Abrams at 8 o’clock Sunday morning after having been ill for about five or six weeks with fatty degeneration of the heart and weakness incident to old age.

Deceased was born in Naveque, Belgium in October, 1836 and came to this country and settled in 1855 in Brussels, Door County where he was first chairman and where he was married about 52 years ago to Angelic DeKeiser. In 1905 he came to this county and since that time has resided at Abrams and Beaver with his daughter, Mrs. Svoboda.

He is survived by his wife and six sons, Gabe, Joseph, and Jules of Brussels, Alphonse of Oconto, Henry of Beaver and Frank of Salina, Col., and three daughters, Mrs. D.J. Bauduin, Mrs. Frank Svoboda and Miss Ellen Pierre of Abrams.

His remains were taken yesterday morning to his former home at Brussels where the funeral was held at 9 o’clock a.m. with interment in the Brussels cemetery.


CHARLES H. YANCE OF SURING was accidentally drowned at Shohola, Pennsylvania, on June 3 where he was working on the drive. He was 25 years of age, and well known in this community. He leaves to mourn his loss, three brothers, John of Gillett, Will of Alaska, and Paul of California, also four sister, Mrs. Frank Warner and Mrs. Chas. Wolter of Antigo, Mrs. John Rice and Mrs. Margaret Meehan of Claywood. His father, mother and one brother have preceded him, his father's death being in February last. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of the entire community. His remains were brought here and laid to rest in Kelley Brook cemetery.


Oconto County Reporter
June 25, 1914
 


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

JOSEPH TEMPLER, an employee of the Falls Manufacturing Company at Oconto Falls, suffered a horrible death from falling into a vat of sulfuric acid about 1:30 Monday afternoon. He was standing on the edge of the vat fixing a pipe when it gave way and he fell into the hot acid burning his eyes so that he was blinded and was immersed to above his waist. An associate in the mill helped him from the vat badly burning his own hands in the effort.

Water from a hose was turned on his clothing to dilute the acid and with assistance he walked to the doctor's office after which he was rushed to this city in an auto and taken to the hospital but his flesh was literally cooked from his waist down and he passed away at 10:30 that evening. He was conscious and conversed with those about him during the afternoon. 

Deceased was born in Austria about thirty years ago. He came to this county about sixteen years ago and was married in Chicago about six years ago. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife and two daughters who are three and four years old.

His remains were taken to Undertaker Manning's apartments Monday morning and from there to his home in Oconto Falls.  The funeral was held from the Oconto Falls Catholic church this morning at nine o'clock, Rev. Fr. Looze officiating with interment in the Catholic cemetery.

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MRS. ELMER MCKEE PASSED AWAY Wednesday morning at 4 a.m. at her home in the town on Oconto after a few days' illness with ptomaine poisoning.

The deceased was born in the town of Pensaukee in 1880 and has lived in this vicinity practically all her life. She was married to Elmer McKee in this city about fourteen years ago and has four children, the youngest of which is about two months old.

She is survived by her husband, Elmer McKee, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. August Brunk, four children, and a number of brothers and sisters.

The remains will leave the home at ten o'clock Saturday morning and the funeral will be held from the Presbyterian Church in Oconto, Rev. McLandress officiating with interment in the Evergreen cemetery.


Oconto County Reporter
August 8, 1914 

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

VETERAN PASSES AWAY  J.V. Herriman Succumbs to Old Age Sunday  RESIDENT COUNTY 45 YEARS  Thirty Years on Homestead in Little River Fifteen in City   Funeral Yesterday

John V. Herriman a veteran of the civil war passed away at his home in this city at 7 o’clock Sunday evening, after having been failing in healthy for about two years with heart trouble and feebleness incident to old age.

Deceased was born in Boston, Ohio, in 1832, and was married in Euclid, Ohio, December 9, 1865 to Mrs. Mary Jane French and 45 years ago they came to this county and settle on a homestead in the town of Little River where they lived for thirty years when fifteen years ago, they moved to this city.

He is survived by his wife, two sons, James H. and A.E. Herriman of Pennsylvania, three daughters, Mrs. Lucy Livingston, and Mrs. William Starkey of this city and Mrs. R.B. Taylor of Cashmere, Washington and a large number of grandchildren and great grand children.

Mr. Herriman was a veteran of the civil war having enlisted in the 2nd Ohio cavalry and served until he was honorably discharged on account of disability.

The funeral was held from his late home at two o’clock yesterday afternoon, Rev. McLandress officiating, and his remains laid at rest in Evergreen cemetery, some of his old comrades in arms acting as pall bearers.

JASON J. WILLS DIES at the Home of Daughter Mrs. Fred C. Leavitt Wednesday at 328 Pecor Street last Thursday from a paralytic stroke suffered the night before.  At the time he was stricken his daughter was attending the funeral of her sister-in-law, Mrs. H.B. Leavitt in Chicago. Deceased was born in Keesville, N.Y. in 1859 and was 64 years, 3 months and 8 days old. He has resided here with his daughter since last February. One son, Harry F. Wills, of St. Louis also survives him. The funeral was held from St. Joseph’s church Saturday with internment in Catholic cemeter.


DIED IN MARINETTE  

Robert McGuire Well Known Resident Lena died at the home of his sister, Mrs. T. Marineau in Marinette Tuesday, after a several months’ illness with dropsy. Deceased was born in Henderstown, Canada in 1871, moved to Lena about fifteen years ago and has resided here practically ever since.  The funeral was held last Tuesday from the French Catholic church in Marinette, Rev. Fr. Therien officiating, with interment in Marinette Catholic cemetery.


EDWIN LANDRY DEAD
Passed Away at Home of Parents Saturday Evening 

Edwin Landry, the fourteen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Landry died at the home of his parents here Saturday evening at 6:30 o’clock after an illness with diabetes. The funeral was held at 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Fr. Von Somple officiating with interment in the Catholic cemetery.



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