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ST. MICHAEL/ST. MARY CATHOLIC CEMETERY - Town of How
Gravestone Transcriptions - 1999

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A Brief Cemetery Description, History

Cemetery Gravestone Transcriptions

this list includes the oldest 2/3 rds of the cemetery, with the most recent to be added at a later date.

Information provided by Rita

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History and Description
of St. Michael/St. Mary Cemetery


The St Michael Catholic Church building is in Suring. The cemetery existed several years before the parish was formed in 1907. It was originally known in the Green Bay Diocese records as St. Mary Catholic Cemetery and is located on an isolated county hilltop surrounded by farm fields several miles west of Suring on Hwy "M". It is between Elm Road and Strawberry Lane, and just inside the western Oconto County line - Town of How. The earliest gravestones record burials in the 1890's.

Prior to 1907, Catholics in this area went to a variety of parishes which included St Mary in Shawano (Shawano County), St. Michael Church in Keshina (Menominee County), and to the St Joseph of the Lake mission church in "Little Oconto" now called South Branch, where there is also a small Catholic Cemetery (Menominee County). After the parish was given permission to form in Suring in 1907, it took charge of the cemetery, being the nearest church, and changed the name to St. Michael to "avoid confusion". Recently, the cemetery has been transfered to the care of the Diocese of Green Bay. Records are found both at the Diocese Archives and at St Michael Church in Suring.  Infomation was taken, in part, from the 50th Anniversary Book for St. Michael Catholic Church, Suring (1957).

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St. Michael/St. Mary Cemetery Gravestone Transcriptions

The cemetery was originally  regional and named St Mary Catholic Cemetery.
There was no parish connected with it and early records us the St. Mary name.
The name was changed to St Michael Cemetery when the parish of St Michael was formed in nearby Suring in 1907.

The rows do not have an equal number of gravestones.
A dash (-) is placed to make the tables more easily read.
 It does not stand for an unmarked gravesite.
The transcription begins in the northwest corner of the cemetery, with each successive row east of the last.

Row 1 Row 2 Row 3
HAGEN, Marie C 1958 - BUDIL, Mae 1889-1975 THIELKE, Cecilia Hoerth 2nd Lt US Army World War II July 25, 1918-July 30, 1981
HAGEN, Helen 1918 -
Bertrand 1917-
HOLL, Doris 1906 - 1933
Fred 1900-1941
Son Peter 1923-1942

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(note: Fred was the son of Peter and Elizabeth Holl, Peter was grandson)
HOERTH, Mary 1915-1983
NEMOURE, Jean L 1903-1963
Colette 1903-1989
NELESSEN, Frances 1901-1933
I know not where His islands lift
their fronded palms in air
I only know I cannot drift
beyond His love and care
(footstones) Daughter Frances M 1901-1933
Father Bernard J 1877-1942
-
NELESSEN, Arnold N.
Wisconsin
Sgt 684 QM Base Depot Co.
World War II
Jan 11 1911 + July 13 1972
NELESSEN, Rupert J
Wisconsin
S SGT
44 Fighter SQ AAF
World War II
February 5, 1914-January 9, 1946 (footstones) Mother Anna 1874-1959
Son Rupert J. 1914-1946
-
TOMALAK, Walter 1911-1967
Bernice A. 1918-
HOERTH, Frank Carl 1879-1939 -
HOULE, Frank
Eldest Son of G.&T. Houle, Died Sept 11, 1894
age 18 Yrs. (illegable)
(illegable)
Short was my stay, long will be my rest
God called me Home, He thought it was best
HOERTH, Mary Becker 1879-1939 -
HOULE (illegible) METKE, Conrad F
SGT US Marine Corps
Korea
July 24 1936-May 19 1988
-
OLSON, Richard J
Wisconsin
PFC HQ Co 19 INFANTRY
World War II BSM-PH
July 29 1926 Feb 11 1957
HOERTH, Josephine A. 1922 -
Herman J. 1913-1998
-
- OLSON, Edward J 1882-1962
Valeria 1884-1961
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Row 4 Row 5 Row 6
HOLL, Isadore J. 1928 - 1973
Anna M. 1930-

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(footstone) Isadore Joseph Holl
Wisconsin Sm Sgt
US Air Force Ret.
WWII, Korea, Vietnam
Nov 12 1928 + July 8 1973
(note: son of Joseph and Anna Christina {Philippi}  Holl)
OTRADOVEC, Anton J 1837-1915
(note: father of Anton Otradovec)
HOLL, In memory of Mother Anna
(nee Anna Christina Philippi)
Jan. 17, 1890 Feb. 6, 1978
Father Joseph C.
June 18, 1890 July 14, 1973

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HOLL, Barbara Ann 1952-1952 OTRADOVEC, Anna
wife of Anton J. Otradovec
May 24, 1829 Sept 19 1903
(note: mother of Anton Otradovec)
HOLL, Oliver J.. 1922-1942

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(note: son of Joseph and Anna Christina {Philippi}  Holl)
BISTOFF
Father Frank P 1892-1979
Mother Francis M 1902-1930
SMITH, Ernest A
Born Nov 1 1898
Died in the Service of his country October 5 1918
PVT 18th CO 5th TR BN
Greater love hath no man than this
(footstone) Ernest A Smith 18 CO, 58 DEPOT BRIG.
KETTER, George 1892-1919
OTRADOVEC
Father Anton 1864-1957
Mother Margaret 1871-1936
(note: Margaret {Muller/Miller} was the daughter of Christine Philippi and step daughter of Mathias Philippi)

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- GILSON, Ralph 1921 - 1921
GRIGNON, Robert 1859-1951 - DIECK, Daughter Donna A. Marie 1928-1933
(just east of the Roy & Florina Dieck stone)
GRIGNON
Mother Wilhelmena 1866-1929
- KETTER, Berdia 1889-1964
KETTER
Mother 1859-1935
Father 1859-1945
- BROETZMAN, Lloyd 1933 - 1933
DIECK
Roy B 1898-1974
Florina 1899-1964
- -
HUSS Savalia 1896-1927 - -

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Row 7 Row 8 Row 9
SCHOREJS
Mother Nora 1889-1950
PHILIPPI, Infant son of J and M Philippi
born & died Sept 2, 1908
HOLL
Mathew 1877-1950
Anna 1878-1969
(note: Mathew was the son of Margaret {nee Dollar}  Holl Hammes)
SCHOREJS
Father Jos. 1875-1929
PHILIPPI, Mary
A precious one from us has gone
A voice we loved is still
A place is vacant in our home
Which never will be filled
HAMMES, Margaret 1833-1908 (maiden surname Dollar, widow of Jacob Holl and Frank Hammes)
PHILIPPI, Joseph 1881-1963


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(note: son of Mathias and Christine Philippi)



STENGEL, Jennie
Born June 7, 1868
Died Mar 13, 1893
(Near Clarance Schroeder - her son in previous row)
(Top) At Rest
We cannot tell who next will fall
Beneath Thy chastening rod.
One must be first, but let us all
Prepare to meet out God
KURZ, Peter J.
Geb 2 Nov 1820
Gest 4 Okt 1898
(top) Hier ruht in Fieden
(Bottom) "Geduldig hat er ausgelitten
Und ging der Heimat Gottes zu.
Er hat den bessern Kampf gestritten
Er schlummert nun in susser Ruh'. "
Darum, Kinder, denket stets an eure pflicht
Vergesst des Vaters in dem Grabe nicht.
(translation: Patiently has he suffered,
and gone toward the homeland of God.
He has fought the good fight,
he now sleeps the sweet rest.
Therefore, children, think always of your obligation,
forget not, the Father in the grave
.(note: Peter Joseph was the father of Veronica Holl)
PHILIPPI

 Barbara (north face)
1889-1931

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(east face) Minnie wife of Joe Philippi
born Dec 28, 1974
died Sept 20, 1910

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(top front) In my Father's house are many Mansions
(bottom front) A precious one
from us has gone
a voice we loved
is stilled
A place is vacant
in our home

which never will be filled (footstones) Barbara Philippi 1889-1931
(note: nee Weber)
Minnie Philippi 1874-1910
(note: nee Neuwisen)
CONARD, Kenneth
Son of F&A Conard
April 19, 1916 Feb 8, 1918
HOLL
Mother Veronica 1865-1947
Father John 1857-1936
(note: Veronica is the daughter of Peter Joseph Kurz
John is the son of Margaret Dollar Holl  Hammes)
PHILIPPI
(north facing) Mary A Dau. of M&C Philippi
born July 4, 1874
died July 26, 1894
(facing east) Mathias Geb. 5 Nov 1830 Gest 7 Ok 1904
Christina 1845-1931

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(right side stone) Mutter
(left side stone) Vater

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SCHUSTER
(footstones) Schuster, Joseph, june 13, 1921
David Schuster May 31, 1936
HOLL, Anna 1894-1977
(note: daughter of Veronica and John Holl)
SCHROEDER, Clarance
Son of G&J Schroeder
Born March 13, 1892
Died Sept 27, 1892
SMITH, Roger H. 1925-1925 HOLL, Father Jacob 1859-1941
(note: Jacob was the son of Margaret Hammes)
SCHUSTER, Melvin May 4, 1910 August 3, 1985
Elsie Aug 1, 1910 April 28, 1994
SMITH, Paul J. May 24, 1959
(see Joseph & Mabel Smith in earlier row)
HOLL, Clara
Relgion gatten von Jakob Holl
Gest 29 Dez 1900
alter 36 Jahre 4 Mo 17 Ta.
Dort uber jenen sterken
Dort ist das land der Ruh'
uns zu dustern Grabe
So ruft am
(translation:
Over there is one most strong,
there is the land of rest.
Us, too, the sad grave
calls in such a way.
(note: Clara was the daughter of Adam and Mary Prinz, first wife of Jacob Holl)
SCHUSTER, Mother Cecelia M 1888-1976 - HOLL
Minnie 1879-1964
Peter 1861-1191
Elizabeth 1867-1898
Margaret Dau of Peter & Minnie 1904
(note: Peter was the son of Margaret Hammes)
SCHUSTER, Father John F 1881-1923 - PRINZ
(north facing) Mary A (nee: Simon) - At Rest
Born Jun 1, 1840
died Feb 8, 1920
Gone to a better land

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(east facing) Adam - At Rest
Born July 26, 1831
Died March 26, 1909
Gone to a better land

(south facing - son) Henry - At Rest
Born August 3, 1866
died Jan 31, 1891
Gone too soon.
(side stones) (north) A. P.
(south) H.P.
SMITH, Joseph 1902-1958
Mabel 1903-1998
- FONFEREK, William 1857-1941
SCHUSTER, Eugene Mar 7, 1934 - - FONFEREK, Mary 1865-1944
- - FONFEREK, Peter P.
PVT US Army
World War I
May 10, 1894-Jan 24, 1978
- - URBAN, Ann Popelka 1902-1931

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Row 10 Row 11 Row 12 Row 13
HOLL, Thelma 1899-1899 COLBERT, Jean Marie - 1915-1987
Wayne F 1914-1982
(footstone) Wayne F Colbert
US ARMY
World War II 1914-1982
WISKOW, Eric E 1914-1987
(note: no stone - metal marker from Kuehl Funeral Home)
EHLINGER
Father Michael 1885-1939
Mother Caroline 1857-1930
RENIER, Gertrude M
Dau of O&M Remier
Jan 10, 1911
PHILIPPI
Matthew J 1913-1995
Myrtle P 1917-1967
(note: Matthew was the son of John and Catherine Philippi)
HEIMERL, Mary1852-1927 EHLINGER. Mariana
Toch. von M & C Ehlinger
Geb 21 Nov 1894
Gest 6 Dez 1894
(top) Hier ruht in Gott
(translation: Rest here in God) (bottom)Sie was ein stilles gutes Kind.
Fromm wie Gottes Engel sind.
(translation: She was a quiet good child.
Pious like the angel of God.)
HOLL, John E 1900-1997
Asleep in Jesus
(back face) John E. Holl
US ARMY
WORLD WAR II
March 12, 1900 - Jan 4 1997
PHILIPPI
Catherine 1888-1965
John A 1883-1962
(note: Catherine was the daughter of Veronica and John Holl and John was the son of Mathias and Christine Philippi)
HEIMERL, Henry, 1854-1927 VANDENBERG, William C 1906-1995
HOLL, Clara
Dau of Jacob & Emma Holl
Born Feb 3, 1909
Died August 20, 1910

Before the heavenly throne.
KAUFERT
Gertrude 1917-1977
Roy A 1915-1987
HEIMERL, John 1866-1936 VANDENBERG, Peter
Mary
and Theodore
FONFEREK, Cecelia 1907-1921 PHILIPPI
Betty A 1928-1991
Married Sept 13, 1947
John A 1920 -
HEIMERL, William 1890--1954 STIETZEL
Karl G 1911-1995
Helen G 1917 -
Home is the sailor
Home from the sea
and the Hunter
home from the hill.
FONFEREK, George,
son of W & M
April 20, 1896 - Nov 3, 1918
NEJA, Robert A
Sept 28, 1939-Nov 12, 1989
SCHULZ
Mabel 1898-1959
Ernest 1902-1973
MATHYS
Father Joseph 1856-1929
Mother Mary 1861-1944
MATHYS
John J Mathys 1886-1969
Henry Mathys 1897-1974
(footstones) #1 Joseph Mathus 1900-1901
#2 Henry R Mathys
PVT US ARMY
October 22, 1897 Sep 20, 1974
FONFEREK
Rosa
Daughter of Wm & Mary Fonferek
May 2, 1903 - Aug 1, 1910
NEJA, Anna 1911-1981
Andrew 1911-1989
GERNDT Mary Jane Feb 6, 1929 - Nov 22, 1973
married June 22, 1947
Raymond F August 16, 1923 -
There Is No Grief Where Love Blooms In Memory's Garden.
BURGER, Marion N
Son of Geo & C Burger
July 16, 1903 - July 19, 1903
DESSERT Mother Mary 1884 - 1925
Father Louis 1882 - 1940
EHLINGER
In God's Care
Emma 1891-1982
Peter 1891-1976
ROST, Roy J III 1962-1993
Together Forever
Sept 17, 1988
Sheila M !969 -
BROUILLARD, Anna Clara 1912-1932
DESSERT, Daughter Margaret C.
Nov 9, 1909 -
BACCUS
Mother Rose 1889-1964
HEIMERL
Mother Margaret 1915-1958
Father Omer 1892-1967
(footstones) Margaret Heimerl 1915-1958
Omer Heimerl
WISCONSIN
C BM US NAVY
WORLD WARS I & II
May 24, 1892 - Aug 12 1967
BURGER
Clara M 1881-1964
George W 1876-1954
- BACCUS
Father Henry 1884-1965
GAUTHIER
In Loving Memory
Patsy A 1, 1950 -
(marriage) July 6, 1968
Patrick B Mar 17, 1940 - Jan 12, 1992
EHLINGER, Russel J
Son of M & P
July 26, 1919 - Jan 19, 1920
- ONDIK
Rose J 1908-1963
Joseph 1898-1965
We Shall Meet Again Who Have Loved Each Other
BENSON
Maynard T 1925-
Anne B 1934-1993
NICHOL
George A 1908 - Father - 1982 Carolyn L 1914 - Mother - 1981
EHLINGER
In memory of Louis
wife of M L Ehlinger
Born Dec 8, 1879
Died June 2, 1910
A precious one from us has gone
A voice we loved is still
A place is vacant in out home
Which never can be filled.
- LANSER Mother Anna 1897-1961
Father John 1895-1987
My Jesus Have Mercy
(footstone) John M Lanser
PVT US ARMY
WORLD WAR I
Jun 24, 1895-Jul 1 1989
NELSON Dau Inez 1893-1911
Dau Kathleen 1899-1963
Mother Nellie 1860-1935
Father Christ 1863-1950
Son Clarence 1895-1961
Son George 1897-1987
(sidestone)Clarence John Nelson
WISCONSIN SZ USNRF WORLD WAR I Aug 17, 1895-Nov 13, 1961
EHLINGER
Father Michael T 1877-1964
Mother Pauline J 1891-1981
(footstones)#1 Nicholas 1879 Father 1966
Johanna 1886 Mother 1955
#2 Eugene E
Son of N & J Ehlinger
June 5, 1925 Sept 3, 1925
#3Anthony
Son of N & J Ehlinger
July 28, 1922 Aug 1, 1922
#4 Martin
Son of N & J Ehlinger
June 8, 1920 Aug 20, 1920
- PARKER
Pearl J 1890-1977
Patrick J 1897 -
(footstone) Patrick J Parker
WISCONSIN
F2 USN RF WORLD WAR I
April 12, 1897-May 26, 1965
EDEDER Wife Anna 1885-1949 Husband Joseph 1879-1932 EHLINGER, Burton
Born and Died Feb 1924
- - - Concrete base - Stone missing
- - - BERG
Jennie A 1889-1967
Together Forever
Benno J 1891-1943
Beloved Son Cecil 1926
- - - SWENTY
Edward R 1905-1969
Violet 1908-1989
- - - EHLINGER, Lillian
wife of L Ehlinger 1907-1926
(note: hand made stone grotto with statue of the Virgin Mary)
- - - MASSARD
(footstones)#1 Son Edward C Massard 1898-1964
#2 Mother Elizabeth Massard 1866-1954
#3Father Hoseph Massard 1864-1939
- - - MASSARD, Father Fred M 1891-1932
(footstone) Lloyd
son of F & R Massard
July 26 1926-Aug 10, 1926
- - - ELKO, Father Paul 1888-1968
- - - ELKO, Mother Nancy 1889-1948
- - - FISCHER, Max 1880-1952
- - - DEPPE, Evelyn K 1905-1990

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