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Volksbote Wochenblatt

6 Jan 1911


Leiskow, William

Mr. and Mrs. Karl Fischer went to Birnamwood to attend the funeral of William Leiskow. The deceased is a well known land owner in the area and was a cousin of Karl Fischer.



Volksbote Wochenblatt

20 Jan 1911

Ruppenthal, Peter one of the first settlers in Tigerton, has passes away after much suffering last Wednesday in a hospital in Oshkosh. He was buried on Sunday with Pastor Sack from Zion Church officiating. After the service held in the house of the deceased, his casket was carried to the hearse by six members of the local German was veterans. The procession headed to the Volmer Chapel, followed by the veterans. In the midst of the veterans was an old friend of the deceased by the name of the old father Durow, followed by people from near and far. It is true. The German soldier, the wisdom, the German custom customs and broken English with blood and life from his father land as well as his adoptive fatherland where he is willingly sacrificed. This was our our friend Peter Ruppenthal, who was one of the youngest men to answer Lincoln's call to defend this fatherland.

24 Jan 1911

Shawano Advocate


We were informed that Soren Peterson, one of the oldest citizens of the town of Hartland, died last week at the home of his son in California. The remains will be brought to Wisconsin and the funeral will he held at Green Bay, Wednesday of this week.


Were Quietly Married

The farm house of Mr. and Mrs. W. Viergutz was the scene of a quiet though happy wedding last Sunday evening at four o'clock, when their daughter Meta became the bride of Albert Zahn. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Schilling in the presence of the members of only the immediate families of the contracting parties. Lydia Viergutz and Mathilda Zahn acting as bridesmaids and Fred Zahn and Otto Neuenfeldt as groomsmen. A sumptuous wedding supper was served and a general good time enjoyed by those present. The new couple are highly esteemed young people of this locality and we join the many friends in the wish that their married life be filled to overflowing with happiness and prosperity. They will make their home on the grooms farm in the town of Herman. Clintonville Tribune



Shawano County Journal

26 Jan 1911


A little daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Will Schultz Monday afternoon, but lived only a few hours after birth. The little one was buried Tuesday afternoon. The parents have the sympathy of a large host of friends in the bereavement.


31 Jan 1911

Shawano Advocate

Died in Green Bay

Mrs. Soren Peterson who accompanied the remains of her husband from El Centra, Cal. to this city Wednesday forenoon for  the burial, passed away at the Blackstone hotel Wednesday afternoon. The cause of her death was due to exhaustion.

The deceased is over 75 years of age and has always wished during her married life that she would be buried the same day that Mr. Peterson would-be. Mrs. Peterson was born in Denmark, Oct. 21, 1835, and is well known throughout the vicinity of Denmark.

The funeral services over the remains of both Mr. and Mrs. Peterson were conducted Thursday afternoon from the residence at 609 South Oakland avenue at 1:30. Rev. Knox officiated at the services and the remains were laid side by side in the Fort Howard cemetery.- Green Bay Gazette



Death of Edward J Monroe


Last Tuesday afternoon, Edward J Monroe passed away at his home in the first ward. He had been sick several weeks and it was known that the end was near. The deceased was born in Chestertown, Warren county, in the state of New York, on May 26, 1836. He belonged to the G.A.R. having enlisted in the 16th Heavy artillery, N.Y. volunteers, and served to the close of the war.


On November 29th 1861 he was married to Miss Roxania Bevins of Warren county, New York, and they came to Shawano in 1872 and have made this their home ever since, with the exception of a few years.


The deceased was a member of the Methodist church for over fifty years and always took great pleasure in attending church and doing what he could for the same. He was an earnest Christian man and had a great many friends in this city. He leaves a widow, two sons and three daughters, Clark Monroe and Mrs. Henry Bowen of this city, Del Monroe of Waupaca, Mrs. Delmont Leeman of Suring, Ed Monroe of Antigo. They are all here to attend the funeral. There are also twenty-two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


The funeral was held at the Methodist church Friday afternoon and a large number of friends attended the same, paying their respect to the departed. Rev. H.C. Slater officiated. The Temple of Honor of which he has been a member for a good many years, has charge of the funeral at the grave. The bereaved have the sympathy of their many friends in this sad hour.


A little daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Sid Whitehouse at Birnamwood last Thursday, Jan 26th. Mr. and Mrs. Whitehouse were residents of the town of Wescott for several years and they have many friends here.



Shawano County Journal

Feb 2 1911

In Remembrance


Edward J. Monroe died Jan 24th and was buried Jan 27th, 1911. Rev. Slater preached from Revelations 22nd chapter and 14th verse.


And when upon his pillow he laid him down to die, in hopes rejoicing for he was the nigh his God. When life's lamp was flickering, his soul on wings of love flew away to meet his God above. He's happy now he's gained that heavenly land with prophets, Priests and Kings, he sweeps that golden layer. He chants with angels in the heavenly choir, he's happy now, his joys are now complete, with Angel's he is bowing around his glorious Saviors feet.


we the undersigned, wish to thank the friends and neighbors who offered sympathy in this hour of sadness and death, to Mr. Slater, who so often came with comforting words of sympathy, to the Temple of honor, to the pall-bearers also.

Mrs. Edward Monroe

Clark Monroe

Mrs. Lilly Bowen

Adelbert Monroe

Mr and Mrs. Delmont Leeman

Mr and Mrs Eddie Monroe


Shawano Advocate

2 Feb 1911

Soren Peterson, Pioneer Resident of Hartland Dies in Western City

Shock Proves fatal to Wife

And she passed away at Green Bay, where a Double Funeral Was Held

The death of Soren Peterson, on Jan. 19th at El Centro, California whither he had gone with his wife to spend the winter, removes one of Hartland's prominent pioneers. His death, after five days illness of pneumonia, was a severe shock to Mrs. Peterson in her enfeebled condition, and that together with the long journey home proved too much for her and succumbed on her arrival at Green Bay. They were buried together in the Fort Howard cemetery, Thursday afternoon, Jan 26.

Mr. and Mrs. Peterson were born in Denmark in 1834 and 1835 respectively and were 76 and 75 years of age. Mr. Peterson came to America in May 1863, living in Neenah, Wisconsin until January, 1864, when he enlisted in the 15th Wisconsin infantry, going to Chattanooga in March. He was in a number of fierce engagements, was captured at New Hope church, May 27 and taken to Andersonville. He was kept in southern prisons until April 1865, when he made his escape and came to Cincinnati, where he lived a year. He went to New York, and on October 15 1866 was married to Dorothy Larson. They moved to Neenah, Wisconsin where they lived for five years.

In September, 1871 they moved to Hartland, where they began the making of a farm.

Soren Peterson was active in the seventies and early eighties in establishing and maintaining a good school in his part of town and many were the altercations he had with those who did not have at heart the education of their children, but viewed the expenditure of money for that purpose with an evil eye. But whatever Mr. Peterson set his heart on doing he carried out with an iron determination. he was not satisfied with a common school education for his children but did not cease his efforts along that line until he had given them all a liberal education.

In the latter eighties he took an active part in town and county offices. Twice ............... (not readable) board and two years he was Hartland's supervisor and labored for her interest with his characteristic energy on the county board.

Of later years he had done no active work, having turned over the management of his farm to his son, Edward, and was taking his well earned rest.

During the last few years he had conceived a desire to visit California and the west and accordingly in August of last year ha and Mrs. Peterson accomplished the long journey and for several months visited with their daughter, Mrs. J. R. Wilson at Los Angeles. From there they went to El Centro, California to spend the winter with their son, Dr. F W Peterson, and it was at this home that Mr. Peterson died.

Mr. Peterson was  a man of the strict integrity. He could not tolerate can't or hypocrisy of any kind. He believed that all religion is embodied in right living and that without the latter the former was valueless.

Mrs. Peterson's life was was one of those quiet ones that are great because of their great simplicity. Hers was beautiful in its simple devotion and service to her husband and children. During her nearly 45 years of marriage, her life was one long and loving ministration to her husband. Mr. and Mrs. Peterson leave five children to mourn their loss, Mrs. J R Wilson of Pomona, California, Dr F W Peterson of El Centro, California, Mary Peterson of Calexio, California and Ella and Edward of Bonduel Wis.

Shawano Advocate

7 Feb 1911



Died at the home of John Waffles in the town of Greenville, Outagamie County, Wis., on 31 Jan, 1911.

Mrs. Mary Farrell aged 90 years.  Deceased has been a resident of the town of Greenville for fifty-five years.

Mrs. Farrell leaves five children to mourn her loss. Thomas Farrell of Ballard, Washington, Richard Farrell of Ashland, Mike Farrell of Mosling, Mrs. G B Hagen, Green Valley, Mrs. John Waffles of Greenville, besides a host of friends and relatives.




Shawano County Reporter

Feb 9 1911


Undertaker Henry Bauerfeind reports the death Tuesday of Eva May Turney, the 19 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Turney of Neopit. The cause of death was consumption and the remains were taken to Ladysmith, yesterday for burial. Mr. Turney is one of the head sawyers at the Neopit mill. Funeral services were held from the Catholic church yesterday morning.



Shawano County Advocate

21 Feb 1911

Death of H. A. Badeau


Harry A Badeau died at his home at Atkins Siding, near Crandon, on Sunday, Feb. 12. He was sick only a few days with pneumonia. The deceased was sixty four years of age and made his home in this city for many years. About four or five years ago he moved to Crandon and last year moved to a farm near Atkins. Besides a widow he leaves six children, Ernest of this city, Mrs. Ole Stevens of Crandon, Mrs. T. O. Bartlett of Winten, Minn., Hallie, Lorenzo and Isabelle who are at home. The remains were brought here on Friday afternoon and taken to the house of his son Ernest and the funeral was held at the home on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, Rev. Slater officiating. W. H. Garfield had charge of the remains here. Mrs. B. B. Huntington and son Chauncey of Oshkosh were here to attend the funeral.

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Shawano County Journal

23 Feb 1911


Former Resident Buried Here


The remains of Harry Badeau, who died at Adkins, last week, were brought here last Friday and funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock from the residence of Ernest Badeau, Rev. Slater officiating. Undertaker W. H. Garfield had charge of the funeral and internment was made in Woodlawn cemetery.

Mr. Badeau was a former resident of this city, and lived here many years, having moved to Adkins, but a few years ago. He has many friends in this city. Those from out of town who attended the funeral were sons Allie, Lorenzo and Warren and daughter Isabel of Adkins, Mrs. T. O. Bartlet of Winten, Minn., and Mrs. Ole Severson of Crandon, also daughters.


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Shawano Advocate

7 Mar 1911


Mr. and Mrs, H. Boyle returned home last Tuesday from Grand Rapids, Mich., where they were called on account of the death of Mrs. Boyce's mother and sister.



Shawano Advocate

21 Mar 1911


The little seven weeks old son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Culver died Friday morning at the home of his parents and the funeral was held Sunday. The parents have the sympathy of their friends in this loss.




7 Apr 1911


Kernin, Wilhelmine (FICK) passed away on 30 March after a lengthy illness at the age of fifty-three years, five months and twelve days. She leaves her sorrowing husband, seven sons, of which the oldest is married, her aged father, two brothers and two sisters. The funeral was held on 3 April with Pastor Sack officiating.





14 Apr 1911


Kernin, Wilhelmine (FICK) wife of John Kernin. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kernin were here from Centralia, Wisconsin to attend the funeral of their sister in law, Mrs. John Kernin. Mrs. Emil Hoehn from Belle Plaine, a sister of the deceased was also here to pay her last respects.




Shawano County Journal

Apr 20, 1911


Died at her home in Grant township Wednesday April 12, of heart failure, Mrs. Anton Mauritz, aged 43 years. Funeral services from St. Mary's church Saturday forenoon. Internment in Catholic Cemetery. Mrs. Mauritz returned from Appleton Sunday, where she had undergone an operation for the removal of a tumor, in the St. Elizabeth hospital. She leaves a husband, eight children and an aged mother to morn her loss. Marion Advertiser.



12 May 1911

Stevens, Sol., an aged man of eighty two years was found dead in his home by W. H. Murdock last Tuesday morning. He was unmarried and was well known in Shawano.




12 May 1911



Lex, Robert (daughter of). Last Thursday Robert Lex from Aniwa was in town taking care of business, Among other things, Mr. Lex purchased a baby stroller and was loading it into his wagon when his wife called by telephone that their daughter had died. The shocked and grieving man then purchased a casket. Our heartfelt condolences.




16 Jun 1911


Kolberg, Augusta & Paul Behnke were married on ( June with Pastor Platz from the bride's church officiating. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johann Kolberg from Hayes and the groom is from the town of Washington in Shawano County. The young bride is well known in this area and also has many friends in Chicago where she worked. The groom has a beautiful home on a farm in town of Washington where the couple will reside. The bridesmaids were her sister, Hulda from Chicago, Else Peterman from Cecil and Frieda Greub from Richmond. The groomsmen were the brothers of the bride, Paul and John Kolberg and Robert Wagner from Cecil. A reception was held in the home of the bride's parents. The young couple will be at their lovely home on 15 June.


Schmiedeke, Robert and Martha Split from the town of Union were married last Wednesday in Symco. A reception was held in the house of the parents. The young couple will make their home here in Clintonville. Their many friends wish them much luck and happiness along life's way.


Shawano Advocate

27 June 1911


Mr. and Mrs. S.W. Whitehouse's five month old baby died at their home near Birnamwood and the remains were brought here this morning for burial.