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Shawano Advocate

2 Jan 1912

Died Saturday Morning, Dec. 29

 

Another old settler passed away Saturday morning. Frank E Dodge passed peacefully away at his home at 4:30 a.m. Mr. Dodge has been in poor health for for ten or fifteen years and about three years ago had a paralytic stroke and has been in bed most of the time since then. Mr. Dodge was born in New York state and was 80 years 9 months and 18 days old at the time of his death. He was the oldest of thirteen children and the only one left now is F A Dodge of Priest River, Idaho, who moved west a few years ago and he is the youngest of the family. The deceased lived in Neenah for several years and came to Shawano about forty years ago. He followed lumbering when a young man and was very successful in that business. Besides his wife, five sons and three daughters morn his death. They are Frank, Dick, Charles, Sam and Bob, and Mrs. Geo. Magee of this city, and Mrs. Kranz of Milwaukee.

 

The funeral services were held this afternoon at the house, Rev. McGreaham of the Presbyterian church officiating. A large number of friends were present to pay their last respect to the departed. Internment was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

Shawano County Journal

4 Jan 1912

F E Dodge Dead

Aged pioneer of this city passed away Saturday

Long suffered ill health

Paralytic stroke 3 years ago rendered him helpless and bedridden

 

Again has the thinly rank of Shawano's pioneers been entered by death and this time Frank E Dodge was called upon to answer the final summons.

The deceased was a well known and respected resident of this city for the past forty years, moving here from Neenah when the country here and surrounding was a dense forest and lumbering was the only industry. He followed the lumber industry for many years until incapacitated by failing health. During his long residence in this city he has seen the evolution wrought in the lumber districts around here to that of thickly settled farming districts and here and there villages and cities are now standing where but a number of years ago nothing but timber abounded.

Frank E Dodge was born in New York state in the year 1831 and as a boy migrated with his parents to the western country where opportunities were more abundant and the field of progress still unlimited. He was the oldest of thirteen children, which all are dead now except the youngest brother, F A Dodge of Priest River, Idaho. Besides this brother a widow and eight children are left to morn the death. The children are Frank, Sam, Robert, Dick, Charles, Mrs. George Magee all of this city, Mrs. Kranz and Mrs. Robert Trumbell, Milwaukee.

The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the residence at two o'clock, Rev. McGreaham officiated. Interment was made at Woodlawn cemetery. Among those from a distance to attend the obsequies were Frank Dodge of Scanlon, Minn., Wm Dodge of Wabeno, Mrs. Kranz and Mrs. Robert Trumbell of Milwaukee.

 

 

Shawano County Journal

June 6 1912

Wednesday morning, June 5, 1912, occurred the death of a citizen of Shawano that brought regret and sorrow to many a heart. At about 9:40 AM, Parmalee W. Ackerman, an old and respected citizen, passed to his final reward, at the family home on South Main street, surrounded by his loving wife and immediate family.       

Mr. Ackerman had been in poor health during all of the past winter and spring. He suffered an attack of heart trouble last November, and this was the immediate cause of death. He had been confined to his home, with a few instances of convalescence, since last fall. Although given the best of care and medical attention he constantly kept growing weaker until the end came as stated above. He would have been 69 years of age Aug 10 1912.

Mr. Ackerman is among Shawano's earliest settlers, having come here when a boy about ten years of age with his grand-Parents, Mr. & Mrs. James Ackerman, in 1853-1854, from Allegany, Cattaraugus county, New York, where he was born. He took up the vocation of teaching school when he became old enough, and during  the Civil War he enlisted, on August 5 1862, to serve three years. He was mustered in at Oshkosh and made a member of Co I, 32nd Wis. Inf. and served until the close of the war, receiving high praise for his service to the cause of his country. On being mustered out, he came back to Shawano. He was married to Dora R Pulcifer, a sister of the late Daniel H Pulcifer, August 19 1872. From this happy union were born nine children, seven of whom living, and whose names are as follows in order of their ages; Alice (Mrs Frank Brightman) of this city; John who is also married and resides in this city; Daisey who lives at home; Lee W of Appleton; Frank of Kaukauna and Dak V of this city.

Mr. Ackerman engaged in the mercantile business in Shawano in the '70's with Spencer Wiley. In 1878 he disposed of his interest in the store and bought a farm in what was then the town of Richmond (now Wescott) near Lime Kiln Hill, where and and his family lived until eleven years ago, when he sold the farm and moved back to the city, buying the present home on South Main street.

Mr. Ackerman leaves a widow, the children enumerated above, five grandchildren, and numerous relatives here and elsewhere to mourn his loss.

Mr. Ackerman was always very highly respected as a man, a good citizen and was scrupulously honest in all his dealing. He was a member of the Methodist church and was a charter member of the Shawano Lodge No 170 F.A.M. His widow and family have the sympathy of the whole community in their bereavement.

The funeral will take place from the home Friday afternoon at 2:00, Rev. H C Slater of the Methodist church officiating. The services will be in charge of the Masonic Lodge and internment in Woodlawn Cemetery. Undertaker W H Garfield will be in charge of the arrangements.

 

Shawano County Advocate

June 11 1912

Died Last Wednesday

P.W. Ackerman Passes Away at His Home in this City

Parmalee W. Ackerman passed away on Wednesday morning, June 5, after being ill for several months. He was 69 years of age at the time of his death. The deceased came to Shawano nearly 60 years ago with his grandparents, Mr and Mrs James Alexander Ackerman and made this county his home ever since with the exception of the time he was in the war. He enlisted on August 5th 1862 and was a member of Co I 32nd Wis. Vol. Inf. and received his discharge in 1865. He returned to Shawano after thewar and was married to Dora H Pulcifer, August 19,1872, a sister of the late D H Pulcifer, who was so well known in this city. Nine children were born to them, seven of whom are living, Mrs. Frank Brightman, John and Miss Daisy and Dal V all of this city, Lee W of Appleton and Frank of Kaukauna.

During the early days of Shawano Mr. Ackerman conducted a store but in 1878 he purchased a farm near Lime Kiln where he lived for a number of years. About eleven years ago he sold his farm and came to Shawano and purchased the home on Main Street.

The deceased was a member of the Methodist church and took great interest in the church. He was also a charter member of Shawano Lake No 170 F & A M. Mr. Ackerman was very well known in this city and had many friends with whom regret to learn of his death. He leaves a widow and seven children and other relative to mourn his departure.

The funeral was held Friday afternoon at the home of Rev H C Slater of the Methodist church officiating. Many friends gathered at the home to pay their last respect to the departed. The Masons had charge of the funeral and internment was in Woodlawn cemetery. W H Garfield officiated as undertaker.

Wednesday morning, June 5, 1912, occurred the death of a citizen of Shawano that brought regret and sorrow to many a heart. At about 9:40 AM, Parmalee W. Ackerman, an old and respected citizen, passed to his final reward, at the family home on South Main street, surrounded by his loving wife and immediate family.       

Mr. Ackerman had been in poor health during all of the past winter and spring. He suffered an attack of heart trouble last November, and this was the immediate cause of death. He had been confined to his home, with a few instances of convalescence, since last fall. Although given the best of care and medical attention he constantly kept growing weaker until the end came as stated above. He would have been 69 years of age Aug 10 1912.

Mr. Ackerman is among Shawano's earliest settlers, having come here when a boy about ten years of age with his grand-Parents, Mr. & Mrs. James Ackerman, in 1853-1854, from Allegany, Cattaraugus county, New York, where he was born. He took up the vocation of teaching school when he became old enough, and during  the Civil War he enlisted, on August 5 1862, to serve three years. He was mustered in at Oshkosh and made a member of Co I, 32nd Wis. Inf. and served until the close of the war, receiving high praise for his service to the cause of his country. On being mustered out, he came back to Shawano. He was married to Dora R Pulcifer, a sister of the late Daniel H Pulcifer, August 19 1872. From this happy union were born nine children, seven of whom living, and whose names are as follows in order of their ages; Alice (Mrs Frank Brightman) of this city; John who is also married and resides in this city; Daisey who lives at home; Lee W of Appleton; Frank of Kaukauna and Dak V of this city.

Mr. Ackerman engaged in the mercantile business in Shawano in the '70's with Spencer Wiley. In 1878 he disposed of his interest in the store and bought a farm in what was then the town of Richmond (now Wescott) near Lime Kiln Hill, where and and his family lived until eleven years ago, when he sold the farm and moved back to the city, buying the present home on South Main street.

Mr. Ackerman leaves a widow, the children enumerated above, five grandchildren, and numerous relatives here and elsewhere to mourn his loss.

Mr. Ackerman was always very highly respected as a man, a good citizen and was scrupulously honest in all his dealing. He was a member of the Methodist church and was a charter member of the Shawano Lodge No 170 F.A.M. His widow and family have the sympathy of the whole community in their bereavement.

The funeral will take place from the home Friday afternoon at 2:00, Rev. H C Slater of the Methodist church officiating. The services will be in charge of the Masonic Lodge and internment in Woodlawn Cemetery. Undertaker W H Garfield will be in charge of the arrangements.

 

Shawano County Advocate

Jun 18, 1912

 

Thomas H Savage Dead

Thomas H Savage, one of Gillett's most prominent citizens of sterling worth died at his home in the village Tuesday afternoon, June 11, 1912, at 2:15 o'clock after a long illness dating from a general nervous breaking down four years ago, the end being hastened probably by a severe cold contracted last November which developed into congestion of the lungs and from the effect of which he gradually failed in strength until the final summons.

 

Mr. Savage was born in Jefferson county, New York on the 22nd day of March 1841, being 71 years, 2 months and 19 days old at the time of his death.

In 1862 he located in Shawano county. In 1888 he was appointed farming superintendent on the Menominee reservation, serving four years. In 1892 he was made Indian agent, filling that office four years. In 1898, he with his family, a wife and two daughters removed to Gillett to engage in the mercantile business and has resided here continuously ever since.

 

Thomas Savage was one of those conscientious strictly honorable men, faithful and steadfast in his friendships, public spirited and ever ready to lend his hand and purse for the substantial up building of the community in which he lived, and the loss of his wise council will be felt in many ways before his place is filled.

 

Funeral services were held Friday morning, June 14, 1912 at St. John's Catholic church, by Rev. James H Schmidt officiating and internment was made in the Catholic cemetery. The pall-bearers were Roger Brooks, A J Stuelke, Joseph Finnegan, Leo Thilbandeau, Bernard and Herbert Grady.

 

Mr. Savage leaves to mourn his death a wife who has been his constant companion through all the long months of his illness and two daughters, Mrs. Frank Wetzel and Mrs. George A Grotelueschen and their families and to them The Times joins with their friends in extending its deepest sympathy in their hour of sorrow believing that his memory will be so to them what the north star is to the sailor - a guide and help that never changes. -The Times-