Mrs. H. F. Ohswaldt, 80,
of the late Dr. Ohswaldt, died at 7 o'clock Tuesday morning at the
Oconto Falls hospital. She submitted to surgery Monday
evening at 9:30 and never regained consciousness.
Margaret LaCourt was born in Little River, Oconto county, Oct. 28,
1868. She was engaged in dress making for a number of years
in Menomonee and also operated a beauty shop in Appleton for two years
before her marriage Sept. 28, 1914 at Iron Mountain, Mich.
The couple lived at Sagola, Mich. for six years before settling in
Oconto Falls in 1920.
Ohswaldt was very
active in fraternal affairs. She was a member of the Royal
Neighbors and served as marshal for a number of years. She
was a member of W.B.A. and honorary member of the W.S.C.S. of the
body was removed to
the O'Neil funeral home and will remain there until 12:00 o'clock
Friday noon when it will be removed to Methodist church where services
will be conducted at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. Rev. R. L Greene will
officiate with burial in the Evergreen cemetery, Oconto.
sister, Mrs. Lucy Matravers, Couillardville, two step daughters, Mrs.
Susie Miller, Manitowoc; Mrs. Agnes Yahr, Chicago, a niece, Mrs. Allie
R. Allen with whom she made her home; one great grandson, Frederick
Ohswaldt and several nephews and nieces. Her husband preceded
her in death Oct. 22, 1946. The day, hour and place of death
were identical with that of his wife. They were also attended
by the same nurse.
Buried Evergreen Cemetery, Block 46, N1/2 of Lot 11.
Ohswaldt : Next to the oldest in years and experience in the county as
a practicing physician is H. F. Ohswaldt of Stiles. He was born in New
York City in 1857, and after graduation from medical college, and two
years practice he came west; was stranded in Green Bay, by reason of a
great snow storm, during winter of '80' '81', and located in
Stiles in May, '81, where three children have since been added to his
household and an extensive practice and acquaintance acquired. He is an
active member of the K. P. and M. W. A. lodges of Stiles.
Older Generation Still active at Oconto Falls. A number of older
residents of Oconto Falls and vicinity who 4 have watched and helped
this section of the state grow and develop are still quite active in
the affairs of this community. Following are thumbnail sketches of some
of the better-known members of Oconto Falls elder generation.......
Ohswaldt, 82, one of Oconto Falls' leading physicians and surgeons
despite his advanced age, is very active and enjoying good
health. He still answers all night calls and travels all over
the county on relief work. He has for the last 60 years practiced
medicine in and around Oconto Falls. After the first year of
practice in the community he began to perform surgical operations in
company with Dr. O'Keefe, one of the most noted surgeons in Oconto
County. These two performed the first operation for appendicitis in
this part of the state. Dr. Ohswaldt is active in fraternal
circles, belonging to the Odd Fellows, Woodman and Blue lodge of the F.
and A. M. of Crystal Falls, Michigan. He has been at various
times health officer and city physician and is at present county
physician. Dr. Ohswaldt was born April 17, 1857 in New York City. He
came to Green Bay in 1881 and was associated with the elder Dr. W.H.
Bartran until May of that year, when he came to Oconto County.
Dr. Herman F. OHSWALDT and Jessie L. PERRY had the following children:
i. Susie Belle OHSWALDT was born in Stiles, Wisconsin Prior to
1885. Her name appears as sibling on brother Frank's birth
record. She married (?) MILLER. Information from step-mother's
obit. Lived in Manitowoc, WI in 1949. 2
ii. Frances Albert "Frank" OHSWALDT was born 10/05/1885. iii. Ida L.
OHSWALDT was born in Stiles, Wisconsin 20 April 1890. Ida
died 28 Sept. 1891 in Stiles, Wisconsin, at 1 year of age.
Gravestone found at Stiles City cemetery. Dates from
gravestone. iv. Ruth Agnes Esther OSHWALDT was born in Stiles,
Wisconsin 14 Nov. 1892. Oconto VR, Vol. 3, pg. 223.
Known as Agnes, living in Green Bay in 1944 when her brother died and
living in Chicago when her stepmother died in 1949. She
married (?) YAHR.
2. Frances Albert "Frank" OHSWALDT (Dr. Herman F.1) was born
in Stiles, Wisconsin 10/05/1885. Oconto VR., Vol 2, pg. 259.
Frances died 10/13/1944 Oconto Falls, WI., at 59 years of
age. Oconto VR, Vol. 15, pg. 442. Occupation paper
mill forman. Buried Woodlawn Cemetery Oconto Falls.
The informant and physician signing the certificate was his father. The
death certificate indicates he was divorced at time of death. The will
of Frank is case #9384 in Oconto County.
His obituary appeared in the Oconto
Falls newspaper on 16 Nov. 1944.
for Frank Ohswaldt To Be Held Saturday
he was being
registered at the local hospital on Monday noon, by his father, Dr. H.
F. Ohswaldt, Frank Ohswaldt collapsed and passed away instantly
following two months of ill health. Death was due to a cerebral
hemorrhage. He had suffered a stroke about two months ago.
Ohswaldt had been a
resident of the city since 1899 when the family moved here from Stiles.
He was born there October 5, 1885. He had been employed at
the paper mill for years as foreman.
his father, who
is 87 years of age, Mr. Ohswaldt is survived by five sons, Francis of
El Paso, Texas, Norval of Portland, Oregon, S/Sgt. Robert of Camp
Swift, Texas, Corporal Ralph in France and Ambrose who is in the Navy
last stationed in Rhode Island, and two daughters, Mrs. Clark Pyle
(Ruth) of Los Angeles, California and Lieutenant Beatrice with the Army
Nurses Corps in Belgium. Two sisters Mrs. Susan Miller of
Manitowoc and Mrs. Agnes Yahr of Green Bay also survive.
and Francis are
expected home for the rites, but none of the others will be able to
come, unless the message reached Ambrose when he was not on sea
duty. Norval and his family spent part of the summer here and
have just moved to Portland from Texas will not be able to come.
rites will be
conducted at the O'Neill Funeral Home, where the remains lie in state,
on Saturday afternoon at two o'clock. The Rev. Marvin
Schilling will officiate.
extended to the bereaved, and special prayers are being said for the
children who are so widely scattered at this time.
He married twice. He married Beatrice LIFEBER (LEFEVRE) circa
1904. No marriage record found in Oconto County. Beatrice was
born in Canada May 1887. Her name is also found spelled
Lefebre on some records. Beatrice was the daughter of Leau LIFEBER.
Beatrice died May 18, 1916 Oconto Falls, WI., at 29 years of
age. Death certificate Oconto VR, Vol 7, pg. 51. Informant
Frank Ohswaldt. No obit found in Oconto Falls newspaper. He
married Elle BUSKE circa 1917. Elle was born in Appleton. No
Record of this marriage found in Oconto County.nd. The second wife's
name and place of birth taken from son Ambrose's birth record. There is
some indication they were divorced circa 1924. Frank's second marriage
was obviously a major problem based on records in the Oconto County
court house. There is a number of cases in the
probate court records involving some of his children from his first
marriage. None of these records have been checked. Elle was
born in Appleton, WI..
Frances Albert "Frank" OHSWALDT and Beatrice LIFEBER (LEFEVRE) had the
i. Francis C. OHSWALDT was born Oconto Falls, WI. 05/02/1906.
Oconto VR, Vol. 5, pg 235. A correction was made to this one
on 10/15/1956 to indicate twin birth. No record found of twin. Francis
died April 1997 at 90 years of age. Information from Social Security
Death Records. No last residence listed. Birth same as from
Oconto VR. Card issued California. Francis living in El Paso,
Texas at time of father's death. ii. Norval OHSWALDT was born Oconto
Falls, WI. 14 Dec. 1907. Oconto VR, Vol. 6, pg. 10. Norval
died 15 Aug. 2000 in Portland, OR, at 92 years of age. Dates from SS
death records. Last residence zip 97213, Portland Multnomah,
OR. Card isued Wisconsin. He married Sylvia BARTZ Mountain,
WI., Aug 28, 1933. Oconto VR., Vol 9, pg 41. This
is a Michigan license with a copy recorded in Oconto Co. Married by
Pastor Neil Martin, with witnesses Mrs. Clara Martin and Mrs. Jessie
Bartz. Sylvia was born Mountain, WI.. Sylvia is the daughter
of Albert BARTZ and Jessie HERMING. Living in Oconto Falls in 1935 and
Portland, Oregon in 1944. iii. Ruth Evelyn OHSWALDT was born Oconto
Falls, WI. 15 April 1909. Oconto VR, Vol. 7, pg 105. She
married Clark PYLE. Ruth evidently had a second marriage as
she is listed as Ruth Pyle Gibbons, age 38, living in Los Angeles,
Calif. in the list of descendents in her fathers probate records. iv.
Clarice Antonette OHSWALDT was born Oconto Falls, WI. 3 June
1910. Oconto VR, Vol. 7, pg 924. Clarice died 1933 at 23
years of age. Buried Woodlawn cemetery Oconto Falls in the
Ohswaldt plot # 109. Date from gravestone. Probate court case
5193, TB sanitarium committment circa 1933. This would
indicate Clarice's cause of death is probably TB. Buried
Woodlawn cemetery, Oconto Falls. v. Robert Tyrus OHSWALDT was born
Oconto Falls, WI. 19 May 1912. Oconto VR, Vol. 9, pg. 21.
Stationed at Camp Swift, Texas in father's obit. Address in pobate
records indicate Los Angeles, California. vi. Ralph Anthony OHSWALDT
was born Oconto Falls, WI. 08 May 1914. Oconto VR, Vol. 10,
pg. 23. Ralph died July 1978 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, at 64 years of
age. Dates from SS death records. Last residence
53916, Beaver Dam, Dodge, WI. Card issued
Wisconsin. In father's probate records address listed as
Madison, WI. vii. Beatrice OHSWALDT was born in Oconto County,
Wisconsin 01 Mar. 1916. Oconto VR, Vol. 11, pg.
134. Beatrice was an adopted daughter. Beatrice died 17 May
2001 in Ozaukee Co., WI., at 85 years of age. Ozaukee Country
Register of Deeds. Last residence 53092, Thiensville,
Ozaukee, WI. Social security card issued Wisconsin. Article from Oconto
Falls Hearld newspaper in 1940.
Oconto Falls Herald newspaper in 1940.
Ohswaldt, R.N., who spent last week at the Dr. H.T. Ohswaldt and Frank
Ohswaldt homes, left for Cleveland, Ohio, where she has a nursing
position at the Marine hospital. Since graduating from the
local high school with the class of 1934, Beatrice has graduated from
Milwaukee County Hospital, Wauwatosa, and was a member of the nursing
staff at Columbia hospital, Milwaukee, for a year and a half.
Beatrice not only enjoys her profession, she wholesomely enjoys life,
and she has many friends in her home town who are wishing
her continued success and happiness in her chosen work.
At the time of her father's death was station in Belgium with the Army
Nurses Corps. In her father's probate records her address is
listed as Milwaukee.
Frances Albert "Frank" OHSWALDT and Elle BUSKE had the following child:
viii. Ambrose Bertram OHSWALDT was born Oconto Falls, WI. 24 Sept.
1917. Oconto VR., Vol. 11 pg. 958. Ambrose died 5 Dec. 1992
Tucson, AZ., at 75 years of age. Dates from SS death
records. Last residence Zip 85746, Tucson, Pima,
AZ. Card issued Michigan. In his father's probate records
residence listed as Chicago.