Peninsula Genealogical Society - Door Co., WI


 WOBSER Family

With pictures contributed by Jim O'SULLIVAN

Updated 2 Dec 2009


Sue HOHNEKE's Research began on the WOBSER family after the PGS did their Schumacher Cemetery Transcription/Digital photos in the Summer of 2009.  The family plot is in Section 3 of the Town of Nasewaupee-Schumacher Cemetery.   A PGS Webpage was created: "Digging Out Hedwig WOBSER's Stone" and a little family history was interjected.  The family line has ended with the children of Albert WOBSER.

 

Jim O'SULLIVAN came across that webpage in Nov 2009 and he contacted the PGS-as his grandfather, Thomas Arthur Rivett STEARMAN lived in Chicago, IL, with his Uncle Thomas Rivett and Aunt Helen (WOBSER) STEARMAN who were custodians (janitors) in Hyde Park.   Jim had some pictures of the WOBSERS to share and he contributed them to the PGS Website so they could be preserved.  Our great thanks to Jim for sharing them with us! 

 

Below the pictures you will find a Descendancy which has been created from the research was done on the family, beginning with Johan (John) and Caroline WOBSER and is included on this PGS Webpage.  Caroline came to America with her son Albert, and their family eventually settled in the Town of Nasewaupee, Door County, Wisconsin. 

 

If you have any additions/corrections or photos to add, please contact the PGS at pengensoc@yahoo.com.

 


CLICK ON PICTURES TO SEE THEM ENLARGED

   

ABOVE:  Left:  Albert WOBSER, Civil War Uniform - Middle: Albert WOBSER, Civil War-"GAR: Grand Army of the Republic"  Medal - Right: Albert WOBSER, side view with gentleman.

 

ABOVE:  Left: Helen WOBSER & husband Thomas Rivett STEARMAN-Cook Co. IL - Right: Helen WOBSER & husband & aquaintance-Hyde Park, IL

       

ABOVE:  Left: Tom STEARMAN, nephew of Helen WOBSER and grandfather of Jim O'SULLIVAN - Middle: Hermann WOBSER, back of photo: Age 22, To Helen WOBSER with the kind regard of your brother Hermann WOBSER - Right: Albert WOBSER with his GAR Medal.

 


Modified Register for Johan (John) WOBSER

 

First Generation


 

1. Johan (John) WOBSER was born1 in , Pomerania, Prussia, Germany. He died2 in 1860 in , Pomerania, Prussia, Germany.

 

   Johan married Caroline KUHTER . Caroline was born3,4 on 20 Dec 1821 in , Pomerania, Prussia, Germany. She died5 on 10 Sep 1889 in Town of Nasewaupee, Door County, Wisconsin, USA.


 

Caroline immigrated6 in 1861 to , , Canada.


 

They had the following children:


 

+ 2 M i. Albert WOBSER was born on 9 May 1841. He died on 7 Jul 1921.


 

Second Generation


 

2. ert  Albert WOBSER (Johan (John)) was born7,8 on 9 May 1841 in , Pomerania, Prussia, Germany. He died9 on 7 Jul 1921 in Town of Nasewaupee, Door County, Wisconsin, USA. He was buried10 on 9 Jul 1921 in Schumacher Cem., Town of Nasewaupee, Door County, Wisconsin, USA.


 

Albert served in the military11 Jan 1865 - 1865 in Co. F 45th Regiment, Wis. Volunteer Infantry (V. I.).

 

Albert married12 Charlotta DOMMER daughter of Karl DOMMER in 1866 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin, USA. Charlotta was born13,14 on 10 Jan 1839 in ,, Germany. She died15 on 23 Sep 1896 in Town of Nasewaupee, Door County, Wisconsin, USA. She was buried16 in Sep 1896 in Schumacher Cem., Town of Nasewaupee, Door County, Wisconsin, USA.


 

They had the following children:

 

3 M i. Hans WOBSER was born17 on 18 Mar 1868 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin, USA. He died18 on 28 Nov 1950 in Waupun, Dodge County, Wisconsin, . He was buried19 on 1 Dec 1950 in Schumacher Cem., Town of Nasewaupee, Door County, Wisconsin, USA.

 

4 M ii. Hugo WOBSER was born20 on 6 Jun 1872 in Forestville, Door Co., Wisconsin, USA.

 

 

5 M iii.                         5 M iii.  Hermann WOBSER was born21,22 on 3 Nov 1874 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin, USA. He died23 on 9 Aug 1954 in Door Co. Mem. Hosp., Sturgeon Bay, Door Co., Wisconsin, USA. He was buried24 on 12 Aug 1954 in Schumacher Cem., Town of Nasewaupee, Door County, Wisconsin, USA.

 

 

6                                   6 M iv. Henry L. WOBSER was born25 on 2 Nov 1876 in , Door, Wisconsin, USA. He died on 5 Mar 1922. He was buried26 in Mar 1922 in Schumacher Cem., Town of Nasewaupee, Door County, Wisconsin, USA.

Henry married27 Charlotte  MILLER daughter of Henry MILLER and Sophia BRANNING on 26 Oct 1904 in Lutheran Ceremony, Sawyer, Town of Sturgeon Bay, Door, Wisconsin. Charlotte was born28 in ,, Indiana, USA.

 

     

7 M v. Herbert WOBSER was born29,30 on 11 Jul 1882 in Town of Nasewaupee, Door County, Wisconsin, USA. He died31,32 on 27 Apr 1953 in Sturgeon Bay Memorial Hospital, Door County, Wisconsin, USA. He was buried33,34 on 30 Apr 1953 in Schumacher Cem., Town of Nasewaupee, Door County, Wisconsin, USA.

Herbert married35  Ida WARNER on 23 Dec 1908 in Sturgeon Bay, Door, Wisconsin, USA. Ida was born36 on 11 Jul 1886 in Koelburg,,Germany. She died37 on 7 Jun 1951 in Town of Nasewaupee, Door County, Wisconsin,

USA. She was buried38 on 9 Jun 1951 in Schumacher Cem., Town of Nasewaupee, Door County, Wisconsin, USA.

 

8                              8  F vi. Helena "Helen" WOBSER was born39  187345 in Town of Nasewaupee, Door County, Wisconsin, USA. She died40 on 11 Feb 1947 in ,Cook County, Chicago.

Helena married41 Thomas Rivett STEARMAN son of James STEARMAN and Hannah on 7 Mar 1901 in ,Cook County, Chicago. Thomas was born42 on 14 Dec 1865 in Marsham, Norfolk, England.

The nephew of Thomas Rivett STEARMAN, Thomas Arthur Rivett STEARMAN is the

grandfather of Jim O'SULLIVAN who contributed the pictures of the WOBSER Family

for the PGS Website.


 

                                  9 F vii. Hedwig WOBSER was born43 in 1878 in Town of Nasewaupee, Door County, Wisconsin, USA. She died in 1952 in , Door, Wisconsin, USA. She was buried44 in 1952 in Schumacher Cem., Town of Nasewaupee, Door County, Wisconsin, USA.


 


 


Appendix A - Sources


 

1. BIO: WOBSER, Albert-P. 628-9: Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Brown, Kewaunee, and Door, Wis (1895)."ALBERT WOBSER, who owns a fine farm of 200 acres in Section 36, Nasewaupee township, Door county, was born in Germany in 1S41. His parents, John and Caroline (Kuhter) Wobser, were natives of the Province of Pomerania, Prussia, where the father was a shoemaker. He died in i860, and his widow came to America in 1 86 1, and to Door county. Wis., in 1871, making her home in Forestville township. She was a strong healthy woman, and a very hard worker; her death occurred in September, 1891, when she was aged seventy-eight years. She had but one child, Albert. Our subject attended the public schools of German}', and at a suitable age learned his father's trade, that of shoemaking. In 1861 he emigrated to America, for some time residing in Canada, where, in Toronto, Ontario, he worked at his trade and at the butcher business. He next went to Chicago, 111., and subsequently to Milwaukee where he engaged in the shoe business. In January, 1865, he en- listed in Company F, Forty-fifth Regi- ment, Wis. V. I., and was a member of the detachment of the army of the Cum- berland which was stationed at Nashville, Tenn., on picket duty and guarding the trains. He was honorably discharged as sergeant in 1865 at Nashville, and re- turned to Milwaukee where he continued in business until 1869, when he sold out and removed to Forestville, Door county, and here bought 320 acres of land. Later he sold 160 acres, and improved the remainder; then bought eighty acres more. W'hen he came to Forestville he exchanged forty acres to a man for forty daj's' work, in order to have a neighbor nearer than two miles away. In 1873 he sold his whole farm here and recom- menced the shoe business in Milwau- kee; but ere the expiry of two years he abandoned the busmess and returned to Door countj', where he took up a home- stead of 160 acres in Section 36, Nase- waupee township, which at that time was all woods, at once commencing the diffi- cult task of clearing and preparing the ground for cultivation. He added forty acres to his farm, and now has 200 acres, of which sixty acres are cleared and grow- ing very fine crops. About five years ago he went into gardening and fruit raising. While li\ing in Milwaukee Mr. Wobser was married, in 1866, to Miss Charlotta. daughter of Karl Dommer. of Germany, where she was born. She is the mother of seven children, as follows: Hans, who operates a cheese factory; and Hugo, Hermann, Henry, Herbert, Helena and Hedwig, residing at home. Mr. Wobser votes with the Republican party, and while living in Forestville township was town clerk, but he resigned before the end of his term and left the town for Milwau- kee. He assisted in organizing the school district in which he resided, and was a school officer for twelve years; was also town chairman of Nasewaupee in 1 880. Although his army experience was very brief, he thoroughly enjoys the soldiers' reunions, and is an enthusiastic member of the William A. Nelson Post, Number 97. Mr. Wobser has a much better edu- cation than the majority of men who do manual labor; in addition to the common course of study in Germany, he studied law for two 3'ears, but abandoned that profession to come to the United States. Mr. W^obser traveled considerably when he was young; he was in five States on the other side of the Atlantic and in twelve States on this side, but everything considered he likes Door county, Wis., the best.".

2. BIO: WOBSER, Albert-P. 628-9: Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Brown, Kewaunee, and Door, Wis (1895).

3. BIO: WOBSER, Albert-P. 628-9: Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Brown, Kewaunee, and Door, Wis (1895).

4. Cemetery: SCHUMACHER Cem., Town of Nasewaupee, Door Co., WI.Cemetery stone inscription: Caroline, wife of John WOBSER-Born 20 Dec 1821-Died 10 Sep 1889.

5. Cemetery: SCHUMACHER Cem., Town of Nasewaupee, Door Co., WI.Cemetery stone inscription: Caroline, wife of John WOBSER-Born 20 Dec 1821-Died 10 Sep 1889.

6. BIO: WOBSER, Albert-P. 628-9: Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Brown, Kewaunee, and Door, Wis (1895).

7. OBIT: WOBSER, Albert-Door Co. Advocate-Fri. 15 Jul 1921."*OBITUARY-DC Advocate-Fri. 15 Jul 1921: "Albert WOBSER, one of the early settlers of the town of Nasewaupee, died at his home in that town Thursday, July 7th, at the age of 80 years, cause of deaath being dropsy and old age. Deceased was born in Germany, May 9th 7841 (correction to paper account:1841), and had been a resident of Door county, with the exception of two years, since 1871. He first settled in the township of Forestville, where he resided for two years when he went to Milwaukee, but returned to Door county two years later and took up a homestead in the town of Nasewaupee, where he resided up to the time of his death. Mr. WOBSER was very active in the affairs of his town in the early days and served several terms as chairman and did much toward promoting the welfare of the county as well as his own town. He was also a Civil War veteran. He was united in marriage to Charlotte DOMMER in 1866, who died a number of years ago. He is survived by seven children: Hans, of Oshkosh, Hugo, town of Sturgeon Bay, Mrs. Thos. STEARMAN, Chicago, Herman, Henry, Hedwig and Herbert of Nasewaupee. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon from the home.".".

8. BIO: WOBSER, Albert-P. 628-9: Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Brown, Kewaunee, and Door, Wis (1895).

9. OBIT: WOBSER, Albert-Door Co. Advocate-Fri. 15 Jul 1921.

10. OBIT: WOBSER, Albert-Door Co. Advocate-Fri. 15 Jul 1921.

11. BIO: WOBSER, Albert-P. 628-9: Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Brown, Kewaunee, and Door, Wis (1895).

12. BIO: WOBSER, Albert-P. 628-9: Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Brown, Kewaunee, and Door, Wis (1895).

13. BIO: WOBSER, Albert-P. 628-9: Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Brown, Kewaunee, and Door, Wis (1895).

14. Cemetery: SCHUMACHER Cem., Town of Nasewaupee, Door Co., WI.Charlotte WOBSER, on WOBSER column stone on ground-"Charlotte/His wife (Albert)/Born 10 Jan 1839/Died 23 Sep 1896.

15. Cemetery: SCHUMACHER Cem., Town of Nasewaupee, Door Co., WI.Charlotte WOBSER, on WOBSER column stone on ground-"Charlotte/His wife (Albert)/Born 10 Jan 1839/Died 23 Sep 1896.

16. Cemetery: SCHUMACHER Cem., Town of Nasewaupee, Door Co., WI.

17. OBIT: WOBSER, Hans-DC Advocate-Thurs.-30 Nov 1950."Hans WOBSER-Nasewaupee-Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 o'clock from the STONEMAN Funeral home for Hans WOBSER, 82, who died of a heart ailment at the Waupun State Central hospital Tuesday following a five year illness. The Rev. Otto PHILIPP will officiate at the last rites and furial will be at SCHUMACHER cemetery. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert WOBSER was born March 18, 1868, in Milwaukee. He came to Door county with his parents in 1874 and settled in Nasewaupee. Mr. WOBSER was engaged in farming and he was unmarried. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Hedwig WOBSER, Sturgeon Bay, and two brothers, Herbert and Herman, West Sturgeon Bay.".

18. OBIT: WOBSER, Hans-DC Advocate-Thurs.-30 Nov 1950.

19. Cemetery: SCHUMACHER Cem., Town of Nasewaupee, Door Co., WI.

20. New Family Search.

21. New Family Search.

22. BIO: WOBSER, Albert-P. 628-9: Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Brown, Kewaunee, and Door, Wis (1895).

23. OBIT: WOBSER, Herman-Door Co. Advocate-Tues. 10 Aug 1954."Herman WOBSER, 79, a retired farmer who lived on R. 5, died Monday night at Door County Memorial hospital following an illness of one month. He was not married and has no survivors. He was born Nov 3, 1874 in Nasewaupee to Mr. and Mrs. Albert WOBSER. The body will lie in state at Stoneman's after 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday from Stoneman's with the Rev. Lowell RASMUSSON officiating. Burial will be in the Schumacher cemetery. Pallbearers will be George SPERBER, Roger and Herman TAGGE, Willard SPERBER, Ralph KARNOPP and Henry BORNKAMP.".

24. OBIT: WOBSER, Herman-Door Co. Advocate-Tues. 10 Aug 1954.

25. BIO: WOBSER, Albert-P. 628-9: Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Brown, Kewaunee, and Door, Wis (1895).

26. Cemetery: SCHUMACHER Cem., Town of Nasewaupee, Door Co., WI.

27. MARRIAGE: WI, Door County: 26 Oct 1904-WOBSER, Henry and MILLER, Charlotte-#02996."PGS WI, Door Co. Marriage Index: DOM-26 Oct 1904-Sawyer-certif. # 02996: Husband: Henry WOBSER, b. WI, father: Albert WOBSER, mother: Carolina DUMANN. WIFE: Charlotte MILLER, b. IN,, - father: Henry MILLER, mother: Sophia BRANNING. Witnesses: Christian FRANKE, Fred KARTH, Louisa MILLER , Hedwig WOBSER. Lutheran service: F. J. EPPLING officiating.".

28. MARRIAGE: WI, Door County: 26 Oct 1904-WOBSER, Henry and MILLER, Charlotte-#02996.

29. BIO: WOBSER, Albert-P. 628-9: Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Brown, Kewaunee, and Door, Wis (1895).

30. Cemetery: SCHUMACHER Cem., Town of Nasewaupee, Door Co., WI.

31. Cemetery: SCHUMACHER Cem., Town of Nasewaupee, Door Co., WI.

32. OBIT: WOBSER, Herbert-Door County Advocate-Tues. 28 Apr 1953."Herbert WOBSER-Funeral services for Herbert WOBSER, 70, R 5 who died at the Memorial hospital at 4 p.m. Monday, will be conducted at the STONEMAN funeral home Thursday, services at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Otto PHILLIP officiating. Burial will be in the SCHUMACHER cemetery. The body will lie in state at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. WOBSER was born July 11, 1882, at Nasewaupee to Mr. and Mrs. Albert WOBSER. He spent his entire life farming in that vicinity. In 1908, he married Edith WARNER of Sturgeon Bay. She died in June 1951. Mr. WOBSER is survived by one brother, Herman, of Nasewaupee.".

33. Cemetery: SCHUMACHER Cem., Town of Nasewaupee, Door Co., WI.

34. OBIT: WOBSER, Herbert-Door County Advocate-Tues. 28 Apr 1953.

35. OBIT: WOBSER, Mrs. H. (Ida)-Door Co. Advocate-7 Jun 1951."Mrs. H. WOBSER-Mrs. Herbert (Ida) WOBSER, 64 R5, passed away at 9:45 a.m. Jun 7 at the Door County Memorial Hospital due to complications. Funeral rites will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Stoneman Funeral Home where she will be shown Friday. The Rev. Otto PHILIPP will conduct the service followed by interment at the Schumacher cemetery. Mrs. WOBSER, born Jul 11, 1886 at Koelburg, Germany, came to this vicinity with her sister and brother-in-law in 1901. She was married here 23 Dec 1908. She is survived by her husband.".

36. OBIT: WOBSER, Mrs. H. (Ida)-Door Co. Advocate-7 Jun 1951.

37. OBIT: WOBSER, Mrs. H. (Ida)-Door Co. Advocate-7 Jun 1951.

38. OBIT: WOBSER, Mrs. H. (Ida)-Door Co. Advocate-7 Jun 1951.

39. BIO: WOBSER, Albert-P. 628-9: Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Brown, Kewaunee, and Door, Wis (1895).

40. E-mail from O'SULLIVAN, Jim-23 Nov 2009-<jim@osullivanenterprises.com>.

41. E-mail from O'SULLIVAN, Jim-23 Nov 2009-<jim@osullivanenterprises.com>.

42. E-mail from O'SULLIVAN, Jim-23 Nov 2009-<jim@osullivanenterprises.com>.

43. BIO: WOBSER, Albert-P. 628-9: Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Brown, Kewaunee, and Door, Wis (1895).

44. Cemetery: SCHUMACHER Cem., Town of Nasewaupee, Door Co., WI.

45. IL, Cook Co. Marriages: 1871-1920: 07 Mar 1901-Thomas Rivett STEARMAN  (30) and Helen WOBSER (28) (b. 1873).

 

 


 

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