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Submitted by AnnEllen Barr

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Peter Paul Russell

Peter Paul Russell and Agnes Nettles
Wedding Oct 13, 1889
in city of Oconto

Photographs from the Russell Album contributed by:
AnnEllen Barr

1. RUSSELL Peter Paul
b: Jan 1, 1837 in Ottawa City
father: Robert Russell
mother: Ann Farris
occupation: 1870, 1905 carpenter in Oconto County, Wisconsin
Jan 12, 1912 in Wausaukee
+ DUGGAN Margaret Marriage 1 to Peter Paul Russell
b: Oct 30,1836
m: Feb 10, 1861 in Ottawa
BARNES Catherine Marriage 2 to Peter Paul Russell
b: Dec 19, 1844 in Canada
m: May 31, 1863
d: Apr. 06, 1889
in Oconto
burial: Oconto Catholic Cemetery, city of Oconto

Children of Robert and Catherine
    1. RUSSELL Alexander D.
    b: Jan 18, 1864
in Wisconsin
    d: Apr. 23, 1913

    burial: Oconto Catholic Cemetery, city of Oconto

    2. RUSSELL Ann Ellen
    b: Apr 13,1867 in Wisconsin

    + WREN Francis (Frank) Patrick
        b: Feb 16, 1857 in Albany, New York
m: Jun 19, 1887 in Oconto, Wisconsin   
    3. RUSSELL Margaret
    b: 1869
in Wisconsin
+ NETTLES Agnes Marriage 3 to Peter Paul Russell
b: Abt 1841
Oct 13, 1889 in Wausaukee

Researched and Contributed by:

AnnEllen Barr

I took photos of my Catherine RUSSELL and my GOMBER gravestones.   They are at the Catholic Cemetery in city of Oconto, Oconto County, WI.

As a girl of age 13 in 1880, Ann Ellen Russell did this piece while a student (probably 8th grade). It has 13 flesh-tined shades in the petipoint of the face of the Christ Child.  In 1944, her daughter, Genevieve Wren Sass, took it to Marshall Field & Co in Chicago to be properly framed and sealed. At the time they offered to purchase the piece but it was far too precious to the family as an heirloom. Up until this point it had benn in a bos in th attic of Ann Ellen Russell Wren's home in  Milwaukee, Wi. Unframed and esposed to light and air, it had deteriorated rapidly. The original background was black but has faded. Genevieve Sass wanted to be certain it was preserved so had it specially framed.

When Genevieve Sass was moving to a retirement apartment, she asked her daughter, Ann Ellen Sass Barr, named for Ann Ellen Russell, if she would like to have the piece. It is very precious due to its provenance and it is my hope that it will be carefully preserved for our family when I am no longer  here to care for it.

Ann Ellen RUSSELL (1867 - 1927)  did needlework throughout her life 
making many of the altar cloths for St. Joseph's and then for St. Thomas Aquinas in Milwaukee after they moved there.  Despite 12 children, she was always busy doing crochet work using the big pocket in her apron to contain her items in progress.

RUSSELL gravestone:
      Catherine Barnes RUSSELL  b. 19 Dec 1843 Ottawa, Can; d. 06 Apr 1889 Oconto, WI

Gomber gravestone:
      Dudley Gomber (husband of Marie Rosetta RUSSELL (b. Apr 1908), daughter of Alexander David RUSSELL and Mary Theresa LADURON.

Hope this helps anyone else researching these families.
This connects to research being done by Gloria A. Olson regarding the Laduron Family;  and by
AnnEllen Barr regarding the RUSSELL family