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Shawano County Journal

Apr 21 1898


Mr. Carl Steinke, an old resident of the town of Belle Plaine, died on Sunday last at an advanced age. The deceased was a veteran of the late wart and leaves a wife and ten children, among whom is Mrs. J. A. Melendy, of this city, a daughter. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon.


Wallace Schweers, son  of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Schweers, whose illness with diphtheria was noted in these columns 2 weeks ago, died at the government hospital in Keshena on Tuesday morning of this week. Wallace had apparently passed the critical point in the disease and was giving every hopeful indication of a speedy return to health, when a relapse set in and snuffed out the feebly flickering vital spark. He was a bright boy, 11 years of age, and his death was a great shock to  his parents, who have the sympathy of all in their affliction. The remains were brought to the city for internment yesterday morning.


Death of D. H. Tolman

Old and Respected Resident of this City Passes Away.


Daniel H. Tolman died at his home in this city, at 5:00 Monday afternoon the 18th inst., aged nearly 83 years. Mr Tolman was born at Sudbury, Vt., April 23, 1815. He was married to Caroline M. Gayger, in Jan. 1850, at Whitehall, N.Y., and there resided with his family until 1862, when he removed to Wheeling, W. Va., where he was in the employ of the B. & O. Ry. Co. for several years. In the summer of 1871 he moved his family to Appleton, Wis., where he followed the occupation of market gardening. He came to Shawano 12 years ago where he has since resided. he was a faithful member of the church. he leaves a wife and son, Gayger, of this city, and a daughter, Mrs. Perkins, of Appleton, and many friends to morn his departure. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church Wednesday afternoon at 2:00, Rev. H.O. Bethel officiating.


Angelica. The oldest child (Erwin) of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Fisher died last week of pneumonia. The sympathy of the community is with them in their affliction.


OBITUARY. Died at Angelica, April 12th, 1898, of Pneumonia and croup, Irwin, eldest son of Albert and Tena Fisher, aged 6 years, 2 months and 25 days. Little Irwin had only been sick a short time when the many friends of the family were startled by hearing the hews of his death. He was a bright winning child, who will be sadly missed by his little playmates was well as by the grief stricken parents and friends. he had gotten his pencils and books all ready to begin school and waited anxiously for "next week", when the angel of death called and took the "wee white rose", and 4 of the boys whom he expected to join at school were called upon to bear the pure white form to its last rest. His parents have the sympathy of the entire community. It seems there is not a joy the world can give like that it takes away.


ELAND. Mrs. Chalres TREBUS died Saturday night after a short illness. A husband, 3 daughters and one son beside other relatives and friends, are left to morn an affectionate wife and mother.


BIRNAMWOOD. The youngest child of Mr & Mrs Leslie Carpenter died Saturday. The funeral was held at the Congregational church Tuesday.


April 28, 1898

Regina. Little Albertine, oldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Fred Molitz, died of croup Wednesday, April 19, age 7 yrs and 9 mos. The funeral was held at the house Friday, conducted by Rev. Schneider. The entire neighborhood assembled to witness the last rites and express their sympathy for the bereaved parents.



Shawano County Journal

23 June 1898

Good Man Gone

Death of Dr. M. B. Cochran

A former well known Shawano Physician


News of the death of Dr. M. B. Cochran, a former well-known Shawano Physician, has been received by friends of the family in this city. Dr. Cochran held the position of agency physician at Keshena during the early 80's and following his term of service on the reservation practiced his profession in this city for several years/ The following brief account of his life is taken from the Iowa City, IA., Republican on June 15th. Dr Milton B. Cochran was born in Cambridge, Vermont June 7, 1828. In 1836 he moved to Milan, Ohio, where he was educated. In 1851 he was graduated from the Western Reserve College of Cleveland. May 3, 1851, he married Mary E Gooding of Marion, Ohio. In 1854 they moved to Iowa City. Dr. Cochran's grandfather was a lieutenant in the Vermont volunteers of the Revolutionary war, his father in the war of 1812, and the doctor himself a member of Co. F, 1st Iowa Cavalry, in the Civil War. He was also surgeon-in-chief of the left wing of the investing forces at Vicksburg, medical director of the army of the frontier, and held numerous other professional positions during the war.