Descendants of Wolfgang Ziereis



George & Eva Barbara (Gebhard) Ziereis

Descendants of Wolfgang Ziereis



 

Wolfgang Ziereis [306] 1 was born in Hansenried, Bavaria, Germany.
 

Wolfgang married Barbara Roetzer [307] 1 [MRIN: 99], daughter of Andreas Roetzer [313] and Unknown,. Barbara was born in Berndorf, Germany. They had two children: Georg and Wolfgang.

Georg Ziereis [220] 1 was born on 13 Apr 1810 in Hansenried, Bavaria, Germany.
 

Georg married Eva Barbara Gebhard [221] 1 [MRIN: 61], daughter of Adam Gebhard [302] and Barbara Zwicknagel [308], on 22 Nov 1836 in Stramsried, Bavaria, Germany.1 Eva was born on 27 Jun 1818 in Hansenried, Bavaria, Germany. They had nine children: Katharina, Johann Wolfgang, Adam Wolfgang, Marie Barbara, Georg, Theresa, Elizabeth, Johannes Michael, and Josef.

Marriage Notes: MARR: RIN MH:FF66

 

Katharina Ziereis [305] 1 was born on 18 Dec 1838 in Hansenried, Bavaria, Germany and was christened on 19 Dec 1838 in Hansenried, Bavaria, Germany.
 

Johann Wolfgang Ziereis [312] 1 was born on 14 Oct 1841 in Hansenried, Bavaria, Germany, was christened on 14 Oct 1841 in Hansenried, Bavaria, Germany, and died on 30 Jan 1842 in Hansenried, Bavaria, Germany.
 

Adam Wolfgang Ziereis [222] 1 was born on 30 Dec 1842 in Hansenried, Bavaria, Germany and was christened on 30 Dec 1842 in Hansenried, Bavaria, Germany.
 

General Notes: BIRT: RIN MH:IF267
DEAT: RIN MH:IF268
 

Adam married Anna Kaesbauer [224] [MRIN: 62] on 20 Apr 1874 in Hansenried, Bavaria, Germany. Anna was born on 18 Sep 1851.

Marriage Notes: MARR: RIN MH:FF68

 

Marie Barbara Ziereis [304] 1 was born on 2 Sep 1845 in Hansenried, Bavaria, Germany and was christened on 2 Sep 1845 in Hansenried, Bavaria, Germany.
 

Georg Ziereis [225] 1 was born on 19 Aug 1849 in Hansenried, Bavaria, Germany and was christened on 19 Aug 1849 in Hansenried, Bavaria, Germany.
 

Theresa Ziereis [226] 1 was born on 31 Mar 1852 in Hansenried, Bavaria, Germany, was christened on 31 Mar 1852 in Hansenried, Bavaria, Germany, and died on 6 Apr 1852 in Hansenried, Bavaria, Germany.
 

Elizabeth Ziereis [303] 1 was born on 21 Jun 1854 in Hansenried, Bavaria, Germany, was christened on 21 Jun 1854 in Hansenried, Bavaria, Germany, and died on 29 Jun 1854 in Hansenried, Bavaria, Germany.
 

Johannes Michael Ziereis [223] 1 was born on 2 Feb 1856 in Hansenried, Bavaria, Germany, was christened on 2 Feb 1856 in Hansenried, Bavaria, Germany, and died on 22 Aug 1957 in Oconto, Oconto County WI at age 101.
 

General Notes: Michael Ziereis came to the United States on the ship called Hohenstaufen embarking from Bremen and arriving at Castle Garden on 3 Jun 1883. His occupation was listed as a Baker, and was 28 years old.

He came to Oconto County WI and in his younger years he was a logger, later he worked in the camps as "cookie" which was the person who gathered the water and wood, who started the fires and got the stoves going, the prep cook, coffee on and waking the men. He was also responsible to take the lunch's out to the men in the woods. Other duties included the mending of clothes or socks for a small fee if the logger had no other means to get them repaired.

Mike never homesteaded any land of his own that was known. He lived in the Oconto Hotel for over 18 years and in later years with the George Frewerd family in Oconto. It seems most of his life was spent in the logging camps. Knowing a little about the area in Germany he came from, tree's were never cut down and homes were not built of wood. So to have this occupation and thinking of all the virgin trees that were felled in Oconto County, he was like a little kid in a candy store.
 

Research Notes: The Milwaukee Journal
10 Feb 1957

Meet the Man Called State's Oldest Logger

Mike Ziereis, 101, got Legislative Honor, Cake and Presents on his Birthday

Oconto, Wis. - Everybody, including members of the state legislature, believes that Mike Ziereis of this city is Wisconsin's oldest living lumberjack. He is, at any rate, a week older than 101 and the state is challenged to produce another logger of his maturity.

Ziereis was visited the other day at the home of Mrs. George Freward in Oconto. She is a widow and old friend who has taken him in as a boarder. The late Mr. Freward was a tavern keeper and the old woodsman was a special sort of customer. For many years, when little was stirring in the Holt Lumber camps, the old timer would return to Oconto and divide his time between the Freward oasis and the home.

The reporter's call was timely because Senator Reuben LaFave (Rep., Oconto) had just put through a joint resolution at Madison setting forth the Ziereis record as logger, cook and watchman, The good humored centenarian was saluted as a champion and the state officially joined in congratulating him on his 101st birthday.

Lost Glasses Not Replaced

All of this, to be sure, was lost on the little old man who waits for the final call of "Timber!". He lost his glasses nine years ago and has found nothing to replace them. He is also very deaf and apparently never quite understood Mrs. Freward's explanation of the honor that had come to him.

Anyway, the old logger was born in Bavaria, Feb. 2, 1856. He came to this country at the age of 38 and almost at once made Oconto his home .He got a job in the woods and from then on shuttled back and forth until his eyes began to fail and he could no longer serve even as a watchman.

"My husband took care of him quite a while," Mrs. Freward related, " but finally he got his old age pension from the state and now he pays for his keep. He even has a little money left over and out of that he can buy his clothes. Mostly he needs pants and shoes.

Keeps Patching His Pants

"It's a funny thing, the way he keeps patching his pants. Like as not, they don't need it, but up there in the woods he used to do his own sewing and it's a habit with him. He puts on a patch, then rips it off, and his pants wear out that way much faster than they should."

The woodsman threads his own needles and has a clever little trick for doing it. He pulls the thread through beeswax until it is as stiff as buckram and then he can slip it through the eye of the needle, which is, it happens, a darning needle.

The old timer has teeth but he carries them in a pocket and when the meat on the table is tender enough there are no problems, Mrs. Freward confides. The boarder has a good appetite, His breakfast, for example, consists of a big bowl of cereal, a doughnut, bread both toasted and untoasted - and coffee. He drinks tea at noon and with is supper. He is especially fond of vegetable soup.

Sleeps a Great Deal

"Mike sleeps a great deal," his landlady said. "He gets up in the morning - oh yes he dresses himself - and has his breakfast. Then he sits in his chair by the window until lunch time, He takes a nap from 12:30 until 2:30 in the afternoon. He gets supper early and pretty soon after that goes to bed."

Mrs. Freward confesses that she has little idea of what the old man thinks about as he blinks at the outdoors through the south window which is now his station. However, he is fully aware, se says, of his approaching birthday and looked forward to the visit of father Earl Barcone who came on the big day to give him communion. Mike's rosary, Mrs. Freward added is always................. Ziereis page 4 Col 6

Oconto County Reporter
Aug 1957

Oldest Resident Dies; Saturday Rites for Ziereis

Death claimed Oconto county's oldest resident Thursday morning. He was Mike Ziereis, 311 Second Street, who was 101 years old Febuary 2. Death came unexpectedly after he had arisen as usual.

Mr. Ziereis was born in Bavaria, Germany, February 2, 1856. He came to this country at the age of 38 (Researcher note; he was 28) and settled in Oconto County. For many years he was employed in the woods by the Holt Lumber company, as a lumberjack, later as a cookee, and in later years as a watchman.

He never married. He became a naturalized citizen in the United States June 11, 1921.

In recent years he made his home with Mrs. George Freward Sr., who told the reporter on the occasion of his 100th birthday that he might still be spading the garden but for the fact he had lost his glasses when he was 92 and never had them replaced. Actually his sight was nearly gone and he had difficulty in walking. He always did his own patching and would pass away his time doing odd sewing, guided mostly by touch rather then sight.

Resolutions honoring him as one of Wisconsin's oldest residents on his birthday the past two years were submitted to the state legislature by Senator Rueben LaFave.

The body was taken to the Sheffield Funeral home where services were conducted Saturday morning at 8:30 followed by rites at St. Joseph church at 9:00. The Reverend Robert Klien officiated and burial was in the Catholic cemetery. The rosary was recited Friday evening at the funeral home.

Pallbearers were Robert Frewerd, Fran Loberger, George Frewerd, Sgt. G. W. Frewerd, Charles Peterson and George Perdzock.

Survivors are two nieces, Mrs. Ray Wochinski of New London and Mrs. Christ Quandt of Suring, and four nephews, Mike and Joseph Ziereis of Suring, George Ziereis of Sturgeon Bay and Edward Ziereis of Clintonville.

 

Josef Ziereis [1] 1 was born on 5 Sep 1858 in Hansenried, Bavaria, Germany, was christened on 8 Sep 1858 in Hansenried, Bavaria, Germany, died on 27 Mar 1938 in Town Of Armstrong, Oconto County, Wisconsin at age 79, and was buried on 30 Mar 1938 in Union Free Cemetery, Breed, WI.
 

General Notes: Joe immigrated in the year of 1885 on the ship S. S. Bohemian, embarking April 2, 1885 from Hamburg, Germany, and arriving April 18, 1885, in New York. In reality a short journey of only 16 days. Most trips of those days were up to and beyond 6 weeks. Joe was following his brother Mike who had come a couple of years earlier. He made his way to Oconto Co. Wisconsin, where Mike had already settled.

Joe and his brother engaged in logging, something he would do for most of his life besides farming. For them, this was a better life then what they had in Germany, as the farms were left to the oldest son, so they had to move on.

Joe met Christina Johnson while working for Jacob Spies.

Ref:
Civil Records of Hansenried, Bavaria, Germany

Research Notes: Obituary for Joseph
Oconto County Reporter
31 Mar 1938

JOSEPH ZIEREIS, 79, DIES SUNDAY AFTER TWO YEAR ILLNESS: Joseph Ziereis passed away on March 27, 1938, at the home of his son Michael, in the Town of Armstrong. Mr. Ziereis had been confined to bed the past two years with heart trouble and infirmities due to old age.

Joseph was born on September 3, 1859, in Germany. He made his way to the United States in the year of 1885. Joseph married Christina Johnson on October 13, 1888, in Maple Valley, Wisconsin. Together they had nine children. Joseph was a farmer and logger. He also enjoyed trapping.

Survivors include his wife Christina, five son's, Micheal (Frances) Ziereis, Charles (Lena) Ziereis, George Ziereis, Joseph (Mable) Ziereis, Edward (Mildred) Ziereis, three daughters, Emma (Fred) Heimerl, Anna (Christ) Quandt, and Katheryn (Irvin) Schultz, and one brother Mike Ziereis. Joseph is preceded in death by one son, James.

A requiem high mass was held on Wednesday morning, an March 30, 1938, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Suring. The pallbearers for the funeral were Steven Piso, Charles Newbauer, Ray Heimerl, Frank Fonforek, Edward Flynn, and Joseph Hoerres. Joseph was buried at Union Cemetery, Breed.

 

  Josef married Christina Johnson [2] [MRIN: 1], daughter of Thomas Christian Johannesen-Johnson [3] and Karen Sofia Nelson [4], on 13 Oct 1888 in Maple Valley, Oconto County, WI. Christina was born on 23 Jan 1868 in New Denmark, Brown County, WI, died on 26 Feb 1953 in Town Of Armstrong, Oconto County, Wisconsin at age 85, and was buried in Union Free Cemetery, Breed, WI. They had nine children: Michael, Charles, Emma Sophia, George, Joseph, Edward, Anna Mary, Katherine, and Infant.

Marriage Notes: MARR: RIN MH:FF1

 

Michael Ziereis [8] was born on 9 Jul 1889 in Oconto County, WI, died on 9 Aug 1969 at age 80, and was buried in Union Free Cemetery, Breed, WI. The cause of his death was Prostate Cancer.
 

General Notes: Military Records
Enlistment June 27, 1918
BIRT: RIN MH:IF12
DEAT: RIN MH:IF13
BURI: RIN MH:IF14
 

Michael married Franziska Christine Schorejs [9] [MRIN: 4], daughter of Josef Johann Schorejs [10] and Nora Eichhorn [11], on 11 Sep 1928 in Menominee, MI. Franziska was born on 10 Feb 1910 in Logan, Oconto County, died on 15 May 1976 in Outagamie County, WI at age 66, and was buried in Union Free Cemetery, Breed, WI. They had five children: Joyce Frances, Richard Michael, Betty Lou, Mary Ann, and Franklin Delano John.

Marriage Notes: MARR: RIN MH:FF4

 

Joyce Frances Ziereis [18] was born on 4 Apr 1930, died on 16 Jan 1994 in Town Of Armstrong, Oconto County, Wisconsin at age 63, and was buried in Union Free Cemetery, Breed, WI.
 

General Notes: BIRT: RIN MH:IF36
DEAT: RIN MH:IF37
BURI: RIN MH:IF38
 

Joyce married Emil Timm [84] [MRIN: 21] on 28 Jun 1947 in Oconto County, WI. Emil was born on 27 Mar 1920 and died on 8 Oct 1974 at age 54. They had eight children: Albert Lee, Larry, Linda, Marge, Barbara, Cindy, Debbie, and Rita.

Marriage Notes: MARR: RIN MH:FF21

 

Richard Michael Ziereis [19] was born on 1 May 1931.
 

General Notes: BIRT: RIN MH:IF39
 

Richard married Agnes Giese [85] [MRIN: 22] on 24 Jul 1954 in Suring, Oconto Co. WI. Agnes was born on 1 Feb 1937. They had seven children: Cathe, Richard, Terry, Mark, John, Donna, and Karen.

Marriage Notes: MARR: RIN MH:FF22

 

Betty Lou Ziereis [20] was born on 20 Dec 1933 and died in 1999 at age 66.
 

General Notes: BIRT: RIN MH:IF40
DEAT: RIN MH:IF41
 

Betty married Walter G. (Keg) Zegers [86] [MRIN: 23] on 30 Jun 1951. They had one daughter: Michelle.

Marriage Notes: MARR: RIN MH:FF23

 

Mary Ann Ziereis [21] was born on 6 Sep 1940 in Town Of Armstrong, Oconto County, Wisconsin, died on 22 Mar 1988 in Town Of Armstrong, Oconto County, Wisconsin at age 47, and was buried in Union Free Cemetery, Breed, WI.
 

General Notes: BIRT: RIN MH:IF42
DEAT: RIN MH:IF43
BURI: RIN MH:IF44
 

Mary married Roger Bratz [88] [MRIN: 24] on 2 Oct 1960. The marriage ended in divorce. Roger was born on 24 Oct 1940.

Marriage Notes: DIV: RIN MH:FF24
MARR: RIN MH:FF25

 

Mary next married Robert Bishop [89] [MRIN: 25] on 21 Sep 1979. Robert was born on 25 Sep 1930.

Marriage Notes: MARR: RIN MH:FF26

 

Franklin Delano John Ziereis [41] was born on 13 Dec 1936 in Town Of Armstrong, Oconto County, Wisconsin and died on 3 Feb 1937 in Town Of Armstrong, Oconto County, Wisconsin.
 

General Notes: BIRT: RIN MH:IF84
DEAT: RIN MH:IF85
 

Charles Ziereis [12] was born on 23 Jul 1891 in Oconto County, WI, died on 4 May 1954 at age 62, and was buried in St. Rose Cemetery, Clintonville, WI.
 

General Notes: BIRT: RIN MH:IF22
DEAT: RIN MH:IF23
BURI: RIN MH:IF24
 

Charles married Lena Boehler [22] [MRIN: 6] on 13 Oct 1915 in Breed, Oconto Co. WI. Lena was born on 23 Feb 1894 and died on 21 Jan 1969 at age 74. They had three children: Earl, Milton, and Leo.

Marriage Notes: MARR: RIN MH:FF6

 

Earl Ziereis [23] was born in 1917 and died in Apr 1920 at age 3.
 

General Notes: BIRT: RIN MH:IF47
DEAT: RIN MH:IF48
 

Milton Ziereis [24] was born on 25 Jun 1918 and died on 19 Jul 1942 at age 24.
 

General Notes: BIRT: RIN MH:IF49
DEAT: RIN MH:IF50
 

Milton married Rosette McAllister [91] [MRIN: 27] on 4 Jun 1941. They had one son: Terry.

Marriage Notes: MARR: RIN MH:FF28

 

Leo Ziereis [25] 6 was born on 17 Jun 1920, died on 11 Mar 2001 in Oconto County, WI at age 80, and was buried Creamated.
 

General Notes: Leo was cremated as was Owma and Charlie and is scattered on Charlie's land.
BIRT: RIN MH:IF51
DEAT: RIN MH:IF52
 

Leo married Owma Kautz [38] [MRIN: 11] on 29 Apr 1939. Owma was born on 7 Oct 1919 and died on 13 Feb 1995 in Town Of Armstrong, Oconto County, Wisconsin at age 75. They had one son: Charles.

Marriage Notes: MARR: RIN MH:FF11

 

Emma Sophia Ziereis [13] was born on 16 Mar 1894 in Breed, Oconto County, Wisconsin, died on 13 Jul 1944 at age 50, and was buried in Union Free Cemetery, Breed, WI.
 

General Notes: BIRT: RIN MH:IF25
DEAT: RIN MH:IF26
BURI: RIN MH:IF27
 

Emma married Fred Heimerl [26] [MRIN: 7], son of Henry Heimerl [280] and Mary Shaughnessy [281], on 19 Feb 1915 in Green Bay, WI. Fred was born on 3 Mar 1889 in Glenmore, Brown Co. WI., died on 25 Apr 1968 in Wakefield, Gogebic Co. MI. at age 79, and was buried in Union Free Cemetery, Breed, Oconto Co.. They had ten children: Chauncey, Truman Gale, Pershing (Tugg), Sheriden Lee, Iohne (Hazel), Calvin (Bob), Morris, Myrtle (Marge), Imogene (Amy), and Patricia.

Marriage Notes: MARR: RIN MH:FF7

 

Chauncey Heimerl [56] was born on 10 May 1915, died on 7 Jun 1939 at age 24, and was buried in Union Free Cemetery, Breed, WI.
 

General Notes: BIRT: RIN MH:IF105
DEAT: RIN MH:IF106
BURI: RIN MH:IF107
 

Truman Gale Heimerl [57] was born on 24 Jan 1917, died on 16 Feb 1988 at age 71, and was buried in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Crystal Fall MI.
 

General Notes: BIRT: RIN MH:IF108
DEAT: RIN MH:IF109
 

Noted events in his life were:

• He served in the military WW2 Veteran. Member of the Tufts-Rondon Post 2891. Award the Bronze Star

Truman married Rosella (Sally) Anderson [92] [MRIN: 28] on 4 Aug 1945 in Gillett, Oconto Co. WI. Rosella was born on 15 Sep 1923 in Suring, Oconto Co. WI. and died on 5 Dec 1997 in Crystall Falls, Iron Co. MI. at age 74. They had one son: Kenneth Karl.

Marriage Notes: MARR: RIN MH:FF29

 

Pershing (Tugg) Heimerl [58] was born on 20 Sep 1919 and died on 13 Aug 1998 in Polk County, Florida at age 78.
 

General Notes: BIRT: RIN MH:IF110
DEAT: RIN MH:IF111
 

Pershing married Margaret Pryor [94] [MRIN: 29] on 28 Apr 1946 in Florida. Margaret was born on 22 Apr 1913 and died in Nov 1986 in Polk County, Florida at age 73. They had one daughter: Debbie.

Marriage Notes: MARR: RIN MH:FF30

 

Sheriden Lee Heimerl [59] was born on 20 Dec 1921 in Suring, Oconto Co. WI. and died on 3 Nov 1962 in Crystall Falls, Iron Co. MI. at age 40.
 

General Notes: BIRT: RIN MH:IF112
DEAT: RIN MH:IF113
 

Sheriden married Helen Timm [96] [MRIN: 30] on 17 Nov 1945 in Breed, Oconto Co. WI. They had five children: Randy, Sharon, Bill, Dale, and Robert.

Marriage Notes: MARR: RIN MH:FF31

 

Iohne (Hazel) Heimerl [60] was born on 6 Aug 1925 in Suring, Oconto Co. WI..
 

General Notes: BIRT: RIN MH:IF114
 

Iohne married Ralph Klawitter [132] [MRIN: 40] on 22 Jun 1946 in Breed, Oconto Co. WI. The marriage ended in divorce in 1950. Ralph died on 13 Oct 1986 in Green Bay, Brown County, WI.. They had two children: Jay and Jim.

Marriage Notes: DIV: RIN MH:FF42
MARR: RIN MH:FF43

 

Iohne next married George Dessart [135] [MRIN: 41] on 16 Aug 1955 in Green Bay, WI. The marriage ended in divorce.

Marriage Notes: DIV: RIN MH:FF44
MARR: RIN MH:FF45

 

Iohne next married Elmer Lade [136] [MRIN: 42] on 30 Dec 1967 in Green Bay, WI.

Marriage Notes: MARR: RIN MH:FF46

 

Calvin (Bob) Heimerl [61] was born on 4 Feb 1928.
 

General Notes: BIRT: RIN MH:IF115
 

Calvin married Audrey Pagel [110] [MRIN: 35] on 12 Apr 1952 in Arlington, Virgina. They had four children: Barbara, Lee, Paul, and Debbie.

Marriage Notes: MARR: RIN MH:FF37

 

Morris Heimerl [62] was born on 4 Nov 1930.
 

General Notes: BIRT: RIN MH:IF116
 

Morris married Nancy Leanna [115] [MRIN: 36] May ? in Chicago, IL. They had six children: Pat, Jeffery, Peggy, Joann, Bradley, and Diane.

Marriage Notes: MARR: RIN MH:FF38

 

Myrtle (Marge) Heimerl [63] was born on 19 Nov 1930.
 

General Notes: BIRT: RIN MH:IF117
 

Myrtle married Robert Welch [137] [MRIN: 43] on 6 Aug 1957 in Los Angeles, CA. They had three children: Donna, Kathleen, and Judy.

Marriage Notes: MARR: RIN MH:FF47

 

Imogene (Amy) Heimerl [64] was born on 16 Oct 1934.
 

General Notes: BIRT: RIN MH:IF118
 

Imogene married Earl Anderson [142] [MRIN: 45] on 17 Jan 1953 in Amasa, MI. Earl was born on 15 Jul 1927. They had two children: Wayne and Stanley.

Marriage Notes: MARR: RIN MH:FF49

 

Patricia Heimerl [65] was born on 11 Sep 1938.
 

General Notes: Patricia dies at 4 yrs of age of kidney disease.
BIRT: RIN MH:IF119
 

George Ziereis [14] was born on 9 Aug 1896 in Town Of Armstrong, Oconto County, Wisconsin, died on 11 May 1990 in Embarrass, WI6 at age 93, and was buried in Union Free Cemetery, Breed, WI.
 

General Notes: George never married.

He enlisted to serve in WW1 but was sent home due to poor eye sight. He logged with his family for many years and then moved to Sturgeon Bay and worked in the ship yards. He worked for Meant and Peterson's in Sturgeon Bay.

When George retired he lived with Richard and Agnes Ziereis in Embarrass for several years. He helped Rich in the Body Shop and tended to a very large garden which helped feed the 3 adults and seven children.

The Snake Slayer

As a small girl I loved to climb a certain pine tree in the woods in the back of our home. One evening after supper I did just that climbing as high as I could until I came face to face with a big old pine snake, him staring me right in the face. I almost immediately drop to the ground and although a bit banged up found Uncle George and told him about this huge snake, to me it was big enough to swallow me whole.

Uncle George looked for that snake for many weeks and had seen it was going through the garden and it was leaving a large trail. One day he did catch it in the garden and it took several blows to kill it. It was as long as he was tall. George hated snakes which I had always thought most people did not like them.

It came to light years later when he was living in the old homestead at Anderson Lake and I was also living there with my 3 children after a divorce.
My daughter Shannon feared no animal, and was always collecting and dragging them home. One day she came in with a pail of grass snakes. Uncle George who never raised his voice yelled at her to get them out of the house and to dump them way back in the field. Well, Shannon did as she was told a bit upset. Later that day Uncle George told her a story of something that happened when he was young. A little boy was put to bed one night and kept yelling something was picking him. His parents checked his bed and found nothing and this went on until he fell asleep. The next morning he was dead. There was a snake inside his quilt that must have crawled in through a small hole. True story and a very frightening one at that.

George always made a large garden, to large for the 4 of us so we were always giving away fresh vegetables. This goes with the old adage when zuchinni is ripe lock your doors! He was a meat and potato person and his potato patch took up over half the garden. He had potato's sometimes 3 meals a day. If I was not boiling a pot a day he would do it himself. He had a special way of doing his potato's so they were nice and firm for his favorite, “fried”.

When the new highway 32 went through the middle of the land of the homestead he was very upset about it and protested them cutting down a 200 year old White Oak. With many confrontations with the construction company he finally gave in, but he made his garden right to the edge of the line marking his property and with hoe in hand he was out there every day making sure the bull dozers and work men did not cross that line or disturb his potato patch. It was a funny site, they would wave at him standing there and he shaking that hoe protecting what was his.

George eventually in old age could no longer drive and he was brought back to Embarrass to live in an apartment where we could keep an eye on him. His favorite pass time was sitting by the front window, fly swatter in hand waving at the cars going by.
Memories of Uncle George by Cathe Ziereis

BIRT: RIN MH:IF28
DEAT: RIN MH:IF29
BURI: RIN MH:IF30
DSCR: RIN MH:IF310
 

Noted events in his life were:

• He was named after Named after his grandfather.

Joseph Ziereis [47] 7 was born on 29 Dec 1898 in Logan, Oconto County, died on 4 May 1974 at age 75, and was buried in Union Free Cemetery, Breed, WI.
 

General Notes: BIRT: RIN MH:IF93
DEAT: RIN MH:IF94
BURI: RIN MH:IF95
DSCR: RIN MH:IF301
 

Noted events in his life were:

• His obituary was published. Oconto County Reporter
May 8, 1974

Joseph Ziereis, 74, Route 1, Suring, died at Community Memorial hospital in Oconto Falls, Thursday after a long illness. He was born Dec. 29, 1899 in Oconto County and was a lifetime resident. He married Mabel Anderson Barry on Aug. 2, 1945 at Gillett.

Survivors are his wife, one step daughter, Mrs. Erwin Gegara of Green Bay; two step sons, James and Roland Barry, both of Menasha; two brothers, George of Suring and Edward of Embarrass; two sisters, Mrs. Chris Quandt of Suring and Mrs. Kate Worchinski of Clintonville and 13 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at Emmanual Lutheran church in Breed Saturday, the Rev. Roy Rinehard officiating. Burial was in the Union Free cemetery.

Pallbearers were Loius Bamgartner, Clifford Missall, Emil Moede, Alfred Boher, Carl Zimmerman and Richard Touchy.
 

Joseph married Mable Anderson-Barry [48] [MRIN: 13] on 2 Aug 1945. Mable was born on 12 Aug 1901 in Maple Valley, Oconto County, WI, died on 23 Jan 1985 in Suring, Oconto Co. WI. at age 83, and was buried in Union Free Cemetery, Breed, WI.

Marriage Notes: MARR: RIN MH:FF13

 

Edward Ziereis [15] was born on 9 Aug 1902, died on 5 Jan 1979 in Clintonville, WI at age 76, and was buried in Zion Cemetery, Embarrass.
 

General Notes: EVEN: RIN MH:IF31
DEAT: RIN MH:IF32
BURI: RIN MH:IF305
 

Noted events in his life were:

• Marriage: 2 May 1931.

Edward married Mildred Anderson [27] [MRIN: 8], daughter of Andrew Pete Anderson [29] and Jensine Lauritsen-Larsen [30], on 2 May 1931 in Maple Valley, Oconto County, WI. Mildred was born on 17 Mar 1906 in Maple Valley, Oconto County, WI, died on 6 Apr 1966 in Embarrass, WI at age 60, and was buried in Zion Cemetery, Embarrass. They had five children: Lawrence, Minerva, Leonard, Renee, and Connie.

Marriage Notes: MARR: RIN MH:FF8

 

Lawrence Ziereis [66] was born on 13 Jan 1933.
 

General Notes: BIRT: RIN MH:IF120
 

Lawrence married Delores Rassmussen [146] [MRIN: 47] on 19 Aug 1961. Delores was born on 23 Jun 1938. They had five children: Debra, Penny, Wayne, Duane, and Sheri.

Marriage Notes: MARR: RIN MH:FF52

 

Minerva Ziereis [67] was born on 2 Jul 1935, died on 3 Sep 1936 at age 1, and was buried in Frostville Cemetery, Maple Valley, Oconto Co..
 

General Notes: BIRT: RIN MH:IF121
DEAT: RIN MH:IF122
BURI: RIN MH:IF123
 

Leonard Ziereis [68] was born on 2 Jul 1936.
 

General Notes: BIRT: RIN MH:IF124
 

Leonard married Ruth Degner [147] [MRIN: 48] on 12 Nov 1955. Ruth was born on 14 Nov 1935. They had three children: Brenda, Robert, and Doug.

Marriage Notes: MARR: RIN MH:FF53

 

Renee Ziereis [69] was born on 29 Mar 1944.
 

General Notes: BIRT: RIN MH:IF125
 

Renee married Walter Sprenger [149] [MRIN: 49] on 24 Aug 1963. Walter was born on 11 Jun 1942. They had two children: David and LuAnn.

Marriage Notes: MARR: RIN MH:FF54

 

Connie Ziereis [70] was born on 18 May 1946.
 

General Notes: BIRT: RIN MH:IF126
 

Connie married Wilber Stienke [150] [MRIN: 50] on 6 Mar 1973. Wilber was born on 12 Dec 1939. They had four children: Scott, Travis, Thereasa, and Tracy.

Marriage Notes: MARR: RIN MH:FF55

 

Anna Mary Ziereis [16] was born on 3 May 1905 and died on 14 Sep 1994 in Union Free Cemetery, Breed, WI at age 89.
 

General Notes: BIRT: RIN MH:IF33
DEAT: RIN MH:IF34
 

Anna married Christoph Johann Edward Kebel Quandt [28] [MRIN: 9], son of Quandt [279] and Augusta Quandt [278], on 4 Sep 1923. Christoph was born on 8 Sep 1901, died on 3 Jul 1989 at age 87, and was buried in Union Free Cemetery, Breed, WI. They had eight children: John Carl, Luella Mae, Edna Rose, James Andrew, Gerald Dean, Melvin Chris, Orville Wayne, and Dorothy Ann.

Marriage Notes: MARR: RIN MH:FF9

 

John Carl Quandt [71] was born on 31 Oct 1924.
 

General Notes: BIRT: RIN MH:IF127
 

John married Oriean Lambrecht [151] [MRIN: 51] on 4 Sep 1948. Oriean was born on 5 Mar 1930. They had two children: Keith and Lori.

Marriage Notes: MARR: RIN MH:FF56

 

Luella Mae Quandt [72] was born on 29 Dec 1926.
 

General Notes: BIRT: RIN MH:IF128
 

Luella married Chester Schuettpelz [152] [MRIN: 52] on 7 Jun 1947. Chester was born on 28 Mar 1927. They had two children: Tom and Terry.

Marriage Notes: MARR: RIN MH:FF57

 

Edna Rose Quandt [73] was born on 3 Nov 1929.
 

General Notes: BIRT: RIN MH:IF129
 

Edna married Roman Gipp [82] [MRIN: 19] on 3 Jun 1950. Roman was born on 7 Jul 1929. They had four children: Sandy, Randy, Patty, and Richy.

Marriage Notes: MARR: RIN MH:FF19

 

James Andrew Quandt [74] was born on 15 Oct 1932.
 

General Notes: BIRT: RIN MH:IF130
 

James married Evelyn School [153] [MRIN: 53] on 5 Jun 1954. Evelyn was born on 3 Nov 1934. They had two children: Mark and Karen.

Marriage Notes: MARR: RIN MH:FF58

 

Gerald Dean Quandt [75] was born on 6 Jul 1935.
 

General Notes: BIRT: RIN MH:IF131
 

Gerald married Geraldine Scott [154] [MRIN: 54] on 30 Jul 1960. Geraldine was born on 26 Feb 1940. They had three children: Cheri, Dean, and Janet.

Marriage Notes: MARR: RIN MH:FF59

 

Melvin Chris Quandt [76] was born on 14 Apr 1938.
 

General Notes: BIRT: RIN MH:IF132
 

Melvin married Jean Missall [156] [MRIN: 56] on 17 Jun 1967. Jean was born on 8 Jan 1947.

Marriage Notes: MARR: RIN MH:FF61

 

Orville Wayne Quandt [77] was born on 2 Jun 1941.
 

General Notes: BIRT: RIN MH:IF133
 

Orville married Betty Bartz [155] [MRIN: 55] on 29 Oct 1966. Betty was born on 9 Jun 1947. They had two children: Chris and Debbie.

Marriage Notes: MARR: RIN MH:FF60

 

Dorothy Ann Quandt [78] was born on 23 Mar 1944.
 

General Notes: BIRT: RIN MH:IF134
 

Dorothy married Richard Witt [83] [MRIN: 20] on 28 Sep 1963. Richard was born on 23 Mar 1941. They had four children: Ken, Todd, Brian, and Melissa.

Marriage Notes: MARR: RIN MH:FF20

 

Katherine Ziereis [17] was born on 17 Jan 1909.
 

General Notes: BIRT: RIN MH:IF35
 

Katherine married Ervin Schultz [79] [MRIN: 18] on 26 Jun 1928. Ervin was born on 26 Mar 1906 and died on 15 Sep 1950 at age 44. They had two children: Beverly and Myrna.

Marriage Notes: MARR: RIN MH:FF18

 

Beverly Schultz [80] was born on 27 Jan 1930 and died on 12 Sep 1931 at age 1.
 

General Notes: BIRT: RIN MH:IF137
DEAT: RIN MH:IF138
 

Myrna Schultz [81] was born on 20 Aug 1936.
 

General Notes: BIRT: RIN MH:IF139
 

Myrna married Robert Henes [158] [MRIN: 58] on 7 Mar 1964. Robert was born on 17 Mar 1917 and died on 23 May 1976 at age 59. They had one daughter: Kathy.

Marriage Notes: MARR: RIN MH:FF63

 

Myrna next married Neil Etheridge [208] [MRIN: 59].

Marriage Notes: MARR: RIN MH:FF64

 

Katherine next married Ray Wochinski [157] [MRIN: 57] on 27 Nov 1954. Ray was born on 27 Nov 1906 and died on 10 Jul 1966 at age 59.

Marriage Notes: MARR: RIN MH:FF62

 

Infant Ziereis [174] was born on 13 Nov 1912 in Oconto County, WI and died on 13 Nov 1912 in Oconto County, WI.
 

General Notes: Still born son.
BIRT: RIN MH:IF217
DEAT: RIN MH:IF218
 

Wolfgang Ziereis [309] 8 died from 1867 to 1868 in Buffalo, New York.9
 

Noted events in his life were:

• He worked as a Baker from 1863 to 1868 in Buffalo, New York. 1863 Buffalo, New York City Directory; Wolfgang is listed as a baker and residing in the home of Franz Schmidt.

1867 Buffalo, New York City Directory; Wolfgang Ziereis has Bakery at Lovejoy Corner, Krettner, home same.

1868 Buffalo, New York City Directory; Catharina Ziereis, Wid. Bakery 35 Lovejoy, home same
 

Wolfgang married Katharina [310] [MRIN: 100].
 


Sources


1. Stamsried Church Records (Records held at Regensburg Repository
Stamried: Neunburg vorm Wald
Oberpfalz, Bavaia).

2. Stamsried Church Records (Records held at Regensburg Repository
Stamried: Neunburg vorm Wald
Oberpfalz, Bavaia).

3. (Oconto, Wisconsin), interview, 1957; transcript.

4. Milwaukee Journal.

5. Oconto County Reporter, Obituary.

6. Clintonville Tribune.

7. Oconto County Reporter.

8. Buffalo, New York City Directory, City Directory for 1863, 1867 and 1868.

9. Buffalo, New York City Directory.